The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: February 18, 1999
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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USPS 518-880

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FEMA Meeting Held
Results on Page 3A
Sharks Win "Shoot-Out"
See. Sports on Page 10A
Monette Honored by WIG
Photo, Details on Page 3A
Gators 2nd in P-R Classic
Baseball Begins-Page 9A
KidCare Insurance Option
See Page 1B
Daniels Candidate for
McDonald's All American
Details on Page 10OA
Law Enforcement Activities
County and Cities on Page 8A
Obituaries Page 8A
Lady Sharks End Hoops
Season 17-7
Photos, Stats on Page 10A

Last Tuesday, the George G.
Tapper Foundation announced
the recipients of its 1998 grants.
At a press conference held at'
the Gulf Coast Community.
College, Gulf/Franklin Center.,
Tapper Foundation .trustee David .
Warriner presented recipients':'
with donations totaling $47,500.,
In his presentation Mr. Warriner,'
thanked fellow trustees -BtUba;", 'r
Gander, David Carl Ga'kl' Ggte
Johnson, Bob McSpaddehn iAl
_hJsUtdfe Trash!: "-Jt 'tlf .. I" tfresift%
this year to keep the majority of
our funding local,", said Warriner.
"Our board understood the
importance and accepted the
challenge of giving locally."
The following organizations
that received grants this year
were: DL'de Theatre Foundation
($2,000); Gulf Coast Community
College ($12,000); Gulf County
Scholarship Trust (S .000): Gulf
County Education Foundation
(S5,000); Gull" County Senior
Citizen's Center ($5,000); PSJ
Junior Service League "Kids on-
the Block" (85.000); PSJ Junior
Service League Scholarship
($2,500): PSJ Rotary Club Scout
Hut Construction Fund (85,000);
Gulf/Franklin/Bay Healthy Kids
Consortium (S5,b000); and St.
Joseph's Catholic Church
During the ceremony Mr.
Warriner said, "each year at this ,
Ltime we pause to reflect on the
legacy of philanthropy left by my
wife's parents. We trustees are
proud yet humbled to be a part of
their giving spirit."
The George G. Tapper
-Foundation was established in
1986 by the late Senator George
Tapper. After his death, the foun-
dation was headed. by his wife,
Amy, until her passing in 1994.
Currently the board is chaired by
Trish Tapper Warriner, the
founder's daughter.

Doug Kent and' Scott Clemons receive a check for the
Gulf/Franklin/Bay Healthy Kids Consortium from David Warriner.

Gulf County's SR 71 to

Be Resurfaced, Widened

Resurfacing work began
Monday, February 15, on SR-71
North in Gulf Count4. from south
'of West Britt Avenue in
Wewahitchka to the Gulf/
Calhoun County line. The Florida
Department of Transportation
awarded the $1.7 million con-
struction contract to C.W. Roberts
Construction of Hosford, to resur-
'face and widen the 5.8 mile sec-
tion of roadway.
The contract also calls for
paved shoulders, drainage work,
and signage and pavement mark-
ings. The project is expected to
take approximately nine months
to complete.
You can expect some tempo-
rary traffic delays, reduced
speeds in. the work zone, and

Section of

Hwy. 98 to be,

I The Florida Department of
Transportation has announced'
the tentative Iw bidder of a con-
tract to resur ce a 6.9 mile long
strip of Stae Road 30, U.S.
Highway 98, stretching from
South Butler Bay Boulevard to
the Bay County Line. Florida
Asphalt Company was the tenta-
tive low bidder with a bid of
$2,184,268.45. Another bid was
placed by C.W. Roberts Contract-
ing, Inc., which made a bid of
Further details concerning
the start date, length of time
needed to complete the project,
and etc. will be released by the
D.O.T. at a later date.

heavy equipment and workers on
the roadway. Every effort will be
made to minimize any inconve-
nience that might occur as you
travel this stretch of highway.
Motorists are reminded to use.
caution while traveling through
the construction zone. Also,
speeding violations are doubled in
construction and school zones.
If you have any questions per-
taining to this project,. please feet
free to call Ricky' Kay, project
engineer with the Florida D.O.T.
at (850) 482-9543 or the C.W.
Roberts Contracting. Inc. office at
(850) 379-8116 at any time.


Gulf Correctional Institution Bearer of Good News

119 New Jobs Opening Up Soon!

A headline in last week's edition of The Star
said-"Jobs Could Be on the Way for Gulf County".
Change that "Could" to "Are"I
Gulf Correctional Institution (GCI) announced
plans this week to open the new 1,200-bed annex
addition to that facility.
The exact number of jobs and all the finalized
plans will be announced during a town hall meet-
ing planned for this Thursday night, February 18
in the Port St. Joe High School Commons Area at
6:00 p.m., ET.
GCI Superintendent-Henry Alford said Monday
that 119 corrections personnel would be hired to
man the annex. An undetermined number of
employees that will hold down administrative and
office positions will also be hired to staff the
An official opening date has not been set at this

time. but hopes are that the annex could possibly
open as early as May.
In addition to that, Superintendent Alford, GCI
Personnel Manager Jerry Keel, and GCI Col.
Chuck Sexton visited .Gulf Coast Community
College's Gulf/Franklin Center last Thursday and
offered members of both. corrections classes
trainee status employment with the Department of
Corrections. beginning as soon as Friday
(February 19).
Fifty-three of the students, many of which are
laid off mill workers, took applications for the post-
"How many of ya'll would like to go to work
with the Department of Corrections?" Alford asked
the class.
Jerry Garrett, part of the ripple effect of Florida'
Coast Paper Company's shutdown as a self-,

employed carpet layer, said his work dried up
when the mill shut down. He was excited about the
prospects of going to work with the Department of
During a recent organizational meeting of the
Gulf County task force (the idea of local State
Representative Bev Kilmer) Florida Governor Jeb
Bush and new Secretary of Corrections Michael
Moore made it plain that opening the GCI annex is
a top priority of theirs.
Various agencies of the state voiced an intent
to help Gulf County's economy and this week's
announcement shows those were more than just.
idle words.
At Thursday's town hall meeting, representa-
tives of the Department of Corrections Central
Office, Regional Office and GCI will describe in
(See JOBS on Page 7A)

Personnel Director Jerry Keel hands out applications to apply for positions at GCL

Paper Mill Workers File Class Action Suit

Against FCPC Charging Breach of Contract

Charging Firm With Failure to Pay Vacation, Holiday
Pay, and Health Insurance According to Their Agreement

Approximately 20 laid off mill
workers have joined to file a class
action suit against Florida Coast
Paper Company for breach of con-
tract regarding health insurance,
vacation pay and holiday pay.
Their attorney. J. Patrick
Floyd, said the suits were filed on
Friday. February 12, and
Monday, February 15. seeking a
judgment against Florida Coast
Paper Company. Floyd said over
50 laid off workers have signed on
as members of the class and he
expects more to sign up over the
next few days.
On Tuesday, Circuit Judge
Glenn Hess called for an emer-
gency hearing this Friday,
February 19, at 10 o'clock in the
Gulf County Courthouse to hear
arguments concerning a tempo-
rary injunction on the, health
insurance issue.

Holiday pay is scheduled to
go before Gulf County Judge
Robert M. Moore In small claims
court on March*4th. The vacation
pay issue is filed in Circuit Court.
Florida Coast Paper Company has
20 days to respond to the suit
before a hearing date will be set.
The suit states that employ-
ees signed an agreement with'
Florida Coast Paper Company for'
them to pay both the employee
and employer portions of health
insurance premiums during the
shutdown time.. It also stated that
employees would repay their por-
tion once the mill resumes opera-
Florida Coast Paper Company
announced on February 2nd their
intent to terminate employee
health insurance as of February
14th. s
Floyd said that constitutes a

breach of contract and the suit,
compels Florida Coast Paper
Company to not terminate insur-
ance coverage and continue to
honor claims.

Vacation Pay
He also pointed out that 1998
vacation pay, totaling up to
$5,000 for some employees, was
due .to workers according to their
contract. Floyd said the company
has stated they don't have the
money to pay the benefits.
"The employees need to get a
judgment so they can get in line,
should funds become available,"
he said.
Some employees are also enti-
tled to holiday pay in certain cir-
cumstances, according to the
contract; that issue is alsq
addressed in the suit, he added.

Future of Police Department Uncertain After Hearing

Overflow crowd present at hearing on future of police department last Thursday evening.

The future of the Port St. Joe
Police Department has occupied
one workshop session, and then
much of Tuesday's regular com-
mission meeting, but there is still
no solution for what could be an
inevitable shortfall in funds as of
April 1st.
Speakers from the public
made it plain during the work-
shop session that they liked and
enjoyed the level of police protec-
tion they had in the city.
Commissioners were also unani-
mous in their support of main-
taining the current force if feasi-
Even Gulf County Sheriff
Frank McKeithen-who was
asked to be present at the meet-
ing to discuss the feasibility of the
sheriffs office taking over the
police department-gave his sup-
port to Police Chief Jay Leffert
and the department.
But, as Commissioner
Charles Tharpe pointed out,

"We're in rough times ." and if
the situation doesn't change soon,
the city is going to have to make
some drastic changes in the way
it does business.
The financial crunch revolves
around Florida Coast Paper
Company's payment of ad val-
orem taxes. The mill's portion of
those taxes accounts for 69% of
Port St. Joe's 1998 ad valorem tax
revenues. Their portion, $1.035
million, will be delinquent if not
paid by April 1 of this year.
Florida Coast Paper Company
also owes $320,000, plus interest,
and penalties, to the city for 1997
taxes after settling a personal
property tax lawsuit filed in
protest of its personal property
tax valuation.
Police Chief Jay Leffert has
made an appeal to the adminis-
trators of the federally-funded
C.O.P.S. grant for emergency
(See POLICE on Page 7A)

Tapper Foundation Names t

Grant Recipients For 1998

Bulk of Funds
.4 1 Go to Local
AMI nesday





The Star



Give and Take

THE NEWS ITEM FROM Florida Coast Paper Company, con-
cerning their efforts to begin operation again and printed in last
week's issue of The Star was welcome news. At least it allows the
general public and all the displaced workers to know that efforts
are in progress to rectify this situation which has befallen us.
The news release described how negotiations are ongoing
between Florida Coast Paper, the bond holders, the city, the coun-
ty and the various labor unions. That's all very good. Now the
workers and others affected by this work stoppage would like'
some sort of a time estimate--and we stress the word "esti-
mate"-as to when these negotiations will be complete.
: ANOTHER THING FCPC NEEDS to consider,,is their part in
these "negotiations". Just what are they going to pledge as a part
of the negotiated package? After all, the very word "negotiate"
means to give as well as take. We know everyone involved in the:
situation would welcome a little bit of job continuity guarantee as
FCPC's part of the negotiations. We don't think that it's getting too
far out of line to make such a suggestion.
St. Joe Paper Company operated the same paper' mill on a
profitable basis for many years, giving its employees a reasonable .,
promise of steady employment and those depending on the mill for.,
income, some guarantee of the future. We understand, SJPC had,
everything paid for. They didn't owe anybody money. But they got
that. way through steady operation and not this "up today, down
tomorrow" type. of operation. They tried that, too. .
WE'RE NOT ATTEMPTING TO tell you how to conduct your:
business; we have problems trying to figure out how to operate
our own, but we have 'enough business knowledge to know that
you don't have a prayer of a chance to pay the mortgage, the taxes,
or provide the jobs with your money-making machine sitting on
the edge of the bay, shut down cold. You may even cut your loss-
es with both machines running every day as opposed to being
closed down. .
Whatever you, do, you have an obligation to a lot of people
which must'be met. You asked for that obligation and now we're
all waiting with expectation for you to fulfill it.
You have a responsibility to give something, too, in these nego-
tiations, to get started again.

Keep the PD Dept.

THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE is toying with abolishing the
police department and giving the operations over to the Gulf
County Sheriffs Department. On the surface, that sounds like a
winner. Certainly, it would be a relief to be rid of this responsibil-
ity and its definite liability. The police department costs us money
to operate and creates a sizable liability, for our city to be saddled
with. We read every day of some police officer questioned about his
actions in shooting a supposedly innocent person, denying some
unfortunate soul of his rights., crashing into an innocent person
while in the midst of a high speed chase.
'j Al of these actions carry a certain amount of liability for the t
city, whidh We must bear as a- cost of doing business. Itwould be
nice to be rid of this responsibility, as well as some of the expense
of financing the operation of the department.
ON THE OTHER HAND, the same economic engine drives
the sheriffs department as drives the city police department. If we
have the level of protection we will owe the tab for financing it; We
may save a little, but will we have the same level of protection? We
think not.
We think the best solution to this problem, if we're intending
to save money, is to reduce the size of the department, or maybe
reduce the number df tools to work with, such as cars, radios,
uniforms, miles traveled, etc. Not anything necessary, you under-
stand, but just reduce some of the "convenient" things. You'd be.
surprised how quickly it will add up to real money! ':
Also, we think the two departments should remain two sepa-'
rate entities. Our sheriff is a fine man and we think a lot of him.
He does his job very well and would be more than willing to help
out, if he could. But the sheriff of any county has enormous power
in times of emergency. We don't think any one man needs this
type of power thrust on him if we as a people can do something
different. There's more than enough responsibility to pass around
and give relief where relief is necessary.
Let's maintain both departments-for as long.as we can.

Hunker Down With Kes

by Kesley Colbert

Sons, Wives and Happy Endings

Both of my sons were home for
the Christmas holidays. One of
them had the audacity to ask if he
could borrow my truck for a hunt-
ing expedition up into Georgia'
I'm not a big automobile man..
I've never cared about having the
newest or the raciest ,or the shini-
est. I didn't "grow up" with the,
dream of turning sixteen and hop--
ping into ,a brand new Corvette
convertible. I just wanted to' get
from point A to point B. A car is,
car is a car is a car . .
We try to buy a new vehicle at'
our house aboutt as, often as.,
Halley's Comet makes an appear-,'
And then It grinds on me to
give up thatmoney ... ,,
I've'only had this truck for ten'
years. It's just getting "broke in". I-
had the truck before this,one for:
seventeen years, two childrenr.
seven dogs, one cat (that wasn't
mine) and two hundred thousand

miles. I'm still a little miffed at that
thing because the transmission.
without any warning or notice.
dropped out of It one day as I was
heading to the post office.
As Mr. Bill Parker would say.
"They just don't make 'em like theV
used to!r
Well, you'd figure 'a guy that
wasn't all that into automobiles
wouldn't, care .if his son whipped
up to Georgia for a few days' ....
BUt I couldn't quite gdt the
"O.K. son" out. Your truck is kind
of a personal thing: I didn't want
nobody messing with my seat. Or
driving it' a little faster than I want-.,
ed it to go. Or Ohitting the brakes
'too hard. Or fiddling with my, radio
knobs. "Nobody can drive my truck
the way It is supposed to be driven,
except me.;: ,. .
Not even my son!
He's just a little boy. He's not
ready for my 'big truck! Why, I
remember just yesterday he was
wearing those bright yellow pants
and looking for Easter eggs. I had "
to carry him on mxy back when we
went hunting. I had to blow on his
peas to cool 'em off so he could eat.
And I'm going to let himi drive my
truck off to Georgia .C. ..
"Son, take your own truck."
"Daddy, it's not running right.

Something is wrong with it."
It was running "all right"
enough to get him five hundred
miles home from college. But now
it can't make the hop, skip and
jump up to South Georgia'? Man.
weren't we all lucky that he got it
here "just in the nick of time" so I
can get it fixed so he can make it
back to school ... .
,;And, while I'm spending
money and sweating' out what's,
wrong with this one down here,
he's up in' Georgia having a swell
time wheeling around in m'y good
running, nothing wrong 'with it,
like a rock, pick-up ... .
I don't understand all I know
about raising children.
When do they let you borrow
their truck? When do they worry.
about getting their own. truck
fixed? Heck, when co they make a
payment on their truck?
My sweet wife will help me on
this one. "Cathy, let's think about
this thing. I'm not sure: I.want him
to take my truck up to Georgia."
"Why not?"
,' "Well, it's a long vay. He needs
to spend Christmas time with us.
He's no.t used to my. big truck.
Something might happen .. .

"He'll be all right. He's been
looking forward to this trip. You're'
not going to disappoint him."
I don't think he ought to go."'
It was Lime for me to put 'my foot
down! "You tell him."
"Yes dear."
How come when they say "yes
dear" so quickly, without the-,,
comma, it very seldom means "yes,,.
S, That evening as I watched 'em -
pull out the hunung gear and get.;'.
the ice chest ready,. it dawned on
me that she might not exactly have
gotten the message to him yet.
I waited till we were alone.-.
"Cathy, I thought we discussed
this". ..
"We did, and I've been: think-.,
ing. He has worked hard for a.,
whole semester; He deserves a :
break. He loves Danny Tankersle,'
you know that. And'we are not::
going to deprive our son when he
gets an opportunity like thisT" '
"But my truck .. ." '
"I've been thinking about that.
He's twenty-three. His eyesight Is
perfect, The army test people are
still talking. about his remarkable '
hearing. His reflexes are such that
he's just completed four years of

There's Enough of Florida to "Go Around" These Wi,

I HEARD THE groundhog
didn't' see his shadow the other
day and that means we're going to
have six more weeks of winter. i
The weatherman gave his:
report over Channel 7 .TV
Wednesday night, reaffirming
what the groundhog had predict-
ed. Over the weekend it was sup-
posed to turn cold; even freeze.
That's the condition of our
weather to come, but the weather
has been warm and sunny for
awhile! Our "snowbirds' shouldn't
be disappointed with their choice
of coming to Florida this year. The
weather has been simply scrump-
Florida weather is supposed to
be warm, sunny, balmy but.
this year it has been overdoing
itself.' Even those persons who
complain about the weather as a
vocation shouldn't have anything
to base their complaints on in
northwest Florida this year.



from Michigan, Bob Bolduc,
arrived recently to spend a couple
of months in sunny Port St Joe to
enjoy the warm sunshine.
Do you find it hard to believe
that some folks come here just to
be warm in Dpeceimber through
March? We have dozens of them.
Most of them subscribe to The
Star, changing the destination of
their newspaper back and forth,
from Michigan to Port St. Joe with
the change of the seasons.
Mexico Beach is even having a
"Michigan Day" so all the good
Michiganders can get together and
congratulate each other for leaving
that state for the winter; spending,

it here where it is nice and warm.
I just hope it remains warm
enough so they won't be disap-
I don't suppose it, ever gets
cold" enough here 'for them to
regret coming, however.

THIS YEAR, BOB brought a
friend with him.' He brought Cal,,
Crimp, another Michigander and
his wife, from Pentwater,
Michigan. They both came down to
stay a couple of months, or until
the ice and snow disappear back
in Michigan.
Things get sort of ... well .
cold. in Michigan during this time

of the year, .
Bob' brought hie some pictures
out of his hometown paper, which
shows the reason' he vacates his
comfortable homee ;and comes: to
We have several other friends
who .do the same thing. There are
the Crimps, the Frothinghams, the
Gene Landers front' Indiana, and
many others. They don't like the
snow and icel
If the pictures brought meby
Bob are anyr indication, I don't
blame them.,
I gather that the pictures show
conditions to the extreme, though,
since they wouldn't be news" to
folks in Michigan if they were not
There's one photo which
shows a man all, bundled up
against the cold. The man has; on
a hood and a mask over his face
with holes cut for the eyes and a
"roof' over the hole left for the
nose. The man is covered with ice.
It makes me shiver just to look at

it. ':' '
T-o-o-p-s! The air conditioner
just went off in the building!

THEN, THERE'S A picture of.
a fellow climbing up the face of a
waterfall which has frozen! The
river, which" makes the' waterfall
.has frozen solid, and this crazy
Michigander has nothing better to
do than to leave his warm home
and go ice climbing up the face of
that sheet of ice! ,
There's a photo of a'man jog-'
ging down the road with the snow
piled almost shoulder high alo.ig
the edge of the road.
There's another showing a
man taking pictures out, on. frozen
Lake Michigan, of' ice icebergs
It brings cold chills to my
back, just thinking about it!
It also brings back memories I
thought had been forgotten, of
long ago. Back during his job-
jumping days, my father worked at

nter Days

my Uncle' Connie's service station
in Oklahoma.. The: station was;',
located just down the block :from'
out house, so I' would : wander';
down there, for want of someplace'-
to go.
I remember the 'Model A
Fords, driving-into the driveway,
with so many icicles hanging from
underneath that they almost lifted
the car from off the road

tening to th~ -weather report, that
.its .supposed to get cold here over
the past week end.
This little blurb is written on
Friday of last week, and I haven't
experienced it yet, but I have no
doubt but that it is coming. I also
have no doubt that the cold
,weather, on the.way, will be noth-
ing' like the Michigah weather in
the pictures which wBob brought
me.. Otherwise, why would those
,good folks from Michigan drive all
this distance just to experience
more of the same?

USPHS 51880 *
Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joi
Second Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe,
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W illiam H. Ramsey . . . Vice
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amount received for such advertisement.
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Peninsula Residents Give FEMA Reps

A Hard Time at Hearing Wednesday

Proposed Changes
Would Effectively
Stop Building
Representatives from the
Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) stepped into a
snake's pit last Wednesday,
February 10, when. they held a
public hearing on proposed "Flood
Insurance Rate Map" changes in
the county commission meeting
room at the Gulf County
COBRA was the code name
representatives failed to factor in
when they rode into Gulf County
to find well over 100 property

owners, realtors, county officials,
and other interested parties ready
to take a bite out of them.
Most of the fuss is not over
FEMA's reclassification of many
coastal properties to a higher
flood risk rating (though folks cer-
tainly aren't happy with that), but
the fact that three areas of Gulf
County fall under COBRA restric-
tions-two at Indian Pass and St.
Joseph Peninsula/Cape San Blas.
That means property owners
can't buy FEMA flood insurance,
causing a host of problems, all of
which are bad for development of
the area, which could result in
another blow for Gulf County's

Mill Workers "Slam-Dunked"

*This letter is a response to
your editorial in the Feb. 11,
1999, issue of The Star.
,There "was reference made of
jobs opportunities available and
that unemployed workers simply
were not responding. It's obvious
that you didn't name this pool of
workers but it also clear in my
opinion that your intent was to
blanket 'unemployed from ,all
j groups including local mill work-
.I must, if. given the space in
your paper to clear any misunder-
staniing from the perspective of
this. group and hopefully allow
your readers to be informed of
some of the facts surrounding our
plight, including as I write on this
day Feb. 15; we have been slam
dunked on all medical, life, or any,
other assistance of insurance
from Florida Coast Paper with
only a 12 days notice. This has
brought on to our people yet
another woe.
Mr. Ramsey mill workers were
not apporached by anyone state,'
local, or any level until Dec; some
5 months after the mill shutdown.
A workshop was held to inform us
that things were being done to
offer job development in other
fields of occupation. Realizing at
this time that our present employ-
er had failed to release any infor-
mation on the future of the mill
we were very appreciative.
The reaction to this offer was
overwhelming; Ask anyone inv-
oled in the process. This would at
long last allow us .to-have some
idea in what direction .our careers
wore headed. jt"iuni-ghstanding
monetary problems along with the
other factors surrounding our
lives this was a welcome relief of
* somewhat.
As we begin to pursue this
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college baseball. He Is at his peak
emotionally. intellectually. physi-
cally ...
"You,' on the other hand, are a
hard ridden fifty-one. You just
recently had eye surgery. you
haven't heard three things I've said
to you in the past ten years, your
reflexes are so slow that the ball
game is half over before you can
get the remote up to T.V. level, and
you were about the worst driver
I've ever ridden with even back
when we were dating .....
"Your precious- truck is about
to be in the best hands it's been in
in years . .
"And while he is gone you will
have the wonderful opportunity as
a father to 'show him your love and
concern by getting his truck fixed.
So it's all going to,work out per-
"Yes, dear."

new careers varied depending on
the length of time the cources
lasted. Many persons were able to
begin in January, some later on,
and there is a group that hasn't
began as plans are still being for-
mulated. Also for still others their
choice for new careers is undecid-
ed. I think.we can agree making a
decision that has lasting impact
on ones life is something that
can't be, and shouldn't be taken
lightly .
In the mean time the mass of
workers training for other jobs
have made a commitment to these
programs; this is part of the crite-
ria that must be satifleld. While
some are fortunate to receive
instruction locally' others must
travel 5 days each week from Gulf
and other area: counties to.
Panama City. I'm sure with a clos-
er look you will find these circum-

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dances don't suit the takers fancy
but it was and basically still is the
only positive thing to happen in
our lives since the August shut-
down: and we'are grateful of this
As displaced workers contin-
ue to explore, enroll, and attend
classes they exist with only mea-
ger funds, class times mentioned
earlier negates any possibility to
work any job. But thankfully we
have a sense of direction estab-
In response to your statement
job takers are short in number or
some other reason stand between
and a filled incidence of employ-
ment it appears that a little inves-
tigative reporting would find that
mill workers doesn't fit into this
group of uncaring, unresponsible
and ungrateful.
Finally Mr. Ramsey: early on
in the mills shutdown, the mill-
Sworker were the only ones affect-
ed, but as time marched on It
began to sadly take a grip on
nearly evevone life In this area.
Some have been stripped of their
material belongings, for many
nearly a lifetime of work, but our
pride is something we will always
hold close to our heart .
We are thankful for ouir com-
munity leaders, working along-
side of county, state, and federal
officials furiously to help with-
stand this terrible ordeal, and I
know that with the Lord's help we
will be givin the strength we all
L. L. Duke Jones

Most banks will likely not
lend money to purchase or devel-
op the property; flood insurance I
would have to be purchased from
9 private carriers, costing several
times as much, If feasible at all,
property values could fall, and.
development would all but cease.
Those present at the public m..
hearing-wasted little time making ..
sure FEMA officials understood -
all that and wanted to know what ."N:
they could do to thwart the pro- "k, .
posed changes being enacted.
Local attorney and property
owner, Billy Joe Rish, summed up
the feeling of most people when he
said, "We've all got to make a liv-..
ing as well as protect our back-
side from the federal government .
S.you march down here and take ,., .
people's life-long investment and Some of the large crowd is shown in attendance at the meeting with FEMA offleial,.
(See FEMA on Page 7A)
Colmiteel Hold ,
Monette Honored with A Dinner Workshop on Treasure

As He Retires from WIG Presidency Island Subdivision
As. H R irW GA workshop will be held by

The First Annual Community
Achievement Banquet, sponsored
by Washington Improvement
Group, targeted Clarence Monette
to be the first honoree featured at
its banquet Saturday evening,
held in the WIG Teen Center.
Monette, a veteran of the Gulf
County school system and a
member of the first board of direc-
tors of the center, is stepping
down from his job as president.
The North Port St. Joe communi-
ty went all out in honoring
Monette on this occasion, giving
him several gifts, including a cel-
lular phone and a handsome
The program was presided
over by Mrs. Dorise Griffin and
.was catered by Philadelphia
Primitive Baptist Church. The
program Included a reading by
four young girls, a solo by
Barbara Watts, and a defining of
the occasion by Minnie Likely.
Elder Jesse Hawkins gave the
blessing of the meal, and the
speaker was introduced by Eddie
Bay County Judge Elijah
Smiley was the featured speaker
for the evening, defining Monette
as. a "good man." ,He developed
four different characteristics of a
good man--being' unselfish, a
good Samaritan, a bridge builder,
and, above all. a good soldier. He
described Monette as being a good
Christian, a good husband, a
good father, and a good role model
for the community.
Rev. King of Jacksonville, rep-

resentative of the Jessie Ball
duPont Fund, recognized the
achievements of Monette. He said'
that the duPont Fund was.found-
ed to work with organizations in
providing a public/private part-
nership of achievement that
Monette has been a good steward
for fund monies spent in Port St.
Joe. He said that the fund 'works
with organizations to provide
improvements in their communi-_
ty '

-- Charlotte Sobel presented
several remarks in regard to the
work WIG does in the local com-
munity. She described WIG as a


center for community change.
The program was ended with
Vanessa Dawson of Blountstown
singing a solo; remarks from vari-
ous, ministers; and closed with;
remarks of acceptance from
Present for the occasion was
Monette's son. Ken. and his fami-
ly who gave a few remarks of
appreciation for Monette "as a
father he could always depend on
to be there for him.
"There are many youths today
who don't know who their father
is or have no input from them in
their lives," Ken Monette said.
The awards were presented to
Monette by Denise Williams and
Minnie Likely.

the St. Joseph Bay Committee to'
discuss and answer questions
related to the Treasure/Island
The meeting is scheduled for
Thursday. February 25th, at 9:00
a.m. ET, in the fire department
meeting room which is located
behind City'Hall in Port St. Joe.
All are welcomed to attend,.

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The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association, along with
the outstanding support from the
Wewahitchka Elementary School,
conducted the 27th annual
Valentine's Pageant on February
13. The winner for each category
was: Little Miss Sweetheart-
Paige Loudermilk; Little Miss

Poet at Beachwalk
in MB on Feb. 20th
Julia Fisher, "a traveling
author who writes poetry that
comes from the heart," will be at
The Beachwalk in Mexico Beach
on Saturday, February 20, start-
ing at 1:00 p.m., to hold a book
and poster signing for her book,
Lessons and Questions, A Gather-
ing of Poetic Reflections.
Her poetry focuses on "getting
to one's essence, asking ques-
tions, pondering the soul's pur-
pose, and 'weighing the lessons
learned." Her poetry will resonate
with many who consciously con-
sider life and love. You can check
out a sampling of the poems in
her book at the web site
lessonsandquestions.htm. You
may e-mail Fisher at CrowandElk

Valentine-Katlyn Gortman; Miss
Valentine Sweetheart-Courtney
Bremer; and Miss Gulf County
Valentine-Monique Adkins.
Thank you to all of the beau-
tiful contestants who put on such
a nice show the audience.
A special thank you also goes
out to the following wonderful
staff, Board of Directors, and vol-
unteers who worked so hard to
make this pageant run so
smoothly: Sandra Husband,
Kenny Strange, Cindy Belin, Bill
Lyles, Sara Allen, Verna Burch,
Debbie Sumner, Faye Fortner,
Mary Reeves, Mrs. Jerry Stokoe,
Martha Davis; Claudice Baxley,
Sue Abreu, Diana Rhames, Mazie
Hodges, Kimn Nobles, Betty Jean
Godwin, Marion Simmons, Mary
Lee Pitts, Mrs. Bill Lyles, Juanita
Macomber, and Evelyn White.
Special thanks go out as well
to the following sponsors who are
always there to help the senior
citizens: Wewahitchka State
Bank, Rich's IGA, St. Joe'
Papermaker's Credit Union
(Wewahitchka Branch), Com-
forter Funeral Home, the Dixie
Dandy, Ard's Florist in Port St.
Joe, the Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative, Veils & Tails, and
The Athletic House.

Button Club
Meets Monthly
The North Florida Button
Club will hold its monthly meet-
ing on Saturday, February 20, at
10:30 a.m., at the Hut Restaurant
in Apalachicola.
This month's program will
feature displays of the local mem-
bers' award winning buttons from
the, Florida State Button Society's
annual show which was held in
January. If you would like further
information, please contact Linda
Wood at 229-8628 after 5:00 p,.m.

Apalach Historical
Society Will Meet
There will be a meeting of the
Apalachicola Area Historical
Society on Thursday, Febrtuary
25', at 7:00 p.m. in the Raney
Museum carriage house. Dr. Tom
Hoffen will be presenting a .pro-
gram on recent publications on
Floridians. Visitors are welcome.
Refreshments will be served.

Representatives from Eglin AFB, the Gulf County Historical Society, Florida Lighthouse
Association, Congressman Allen Boyd's office and Gulf County met last Friday at the Gulf County
Courthouse to discuss the future of two lighthouse keepers' quarters, and the Cape San Blas
Lighthouse recently acquired by the Air Force. ,
Eglin recently released an outline of their intention.concerning the property, which included
relighting the Cape San Blas Lighthouse and restoring at least one of the keepers' quarters.
During Friday's meeting, it was pointed out that the two lighthouse keepers' quarters were the
last two of their type in Florida. The group talked about relocating both structures near the base
of the lighthouse and restoring both units. They also discussed continuing to provide public access
to the beach through the boundary of the lighthouse property.
Other meetings are being scheduled to continue planning the future of the lighthouse site.

Plan Teen Pregnancy

Brainstorming Session

Quavis Nykel Thomas Devin Strickland

Look, Who's One Devin Turns 3!

-Quavis (Rolow) Thomas cele-
brated his. first birthday- on
February 13 in the home of his
aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs.
James Hamilton. He is the son of
Williams Wayne Thomas and
Nicole Calvin of Port St. Joe. He is
the godson of Sherri Hamilton of
Panama City.
His grandparents are
Williams Wayne Thomas. Sr. of
Tallahassee, Mrs. 0. Lee Peterson
of Port St. Joe, and Mrs. and Mrs.
Claude Banks of Apalachicola. He
is the great-grandson of Mr. and
Mrs. Issac Thomas of Port St. Joe.'

: Devin Strickland celebrated
his third birthday at his home on
January 30th with a "Dump
Truck" party-all his guests were
warned bh, caution tape to enter
at their own nski
Many' fnends and family
members came to share in this
special occasion and enjoyed hot
dogs. cake, and ice cream.
Devin is the son of John and
Natalie Strickland. He is the
grandson of Karlton and Beverly
Strickland and Danny and Joyce
Baxley, all of Port St. Joe, and'
Betty Herr of Pennsylvania.

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Red Cross Blood
Drive Here Feb. 24t4i
Citizens of Port St. Joe and',
the surrounding area are warmly)
invited and strongly encouraged
to take part in giving the greatest
gift of all--the gift of life.
On Wednesday, February 24, '.
there will a blood dn\e. co-spon-,;
sored by the American Red Cross
and Bay St. Joseph Care Center,
at BSJCC, located at 220 9th
Street in Port St. Joe. The blood
drive will be held from 1:00 to.
6:00 p.m.. ET .
All those who are able are'
urged to take part nm this even
and donate blood at this time.

Juvenile Justice
Meeting Feb 18
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will' be" meeting
Thursday, February 18th at 4:00
p.m. (ET) at the Gulf County.
Library (on Highway 71N) in Port'
St. Joe.
Membership is open. The.
public is welcome and is encour-
aged to attend. There is no fee.
For further details and in formal-
tion, please contac; Don'
-Washabaugh at (850) 227-7340. ',

Beach AARP Will
Host Pot Luck Lunch
The Mexico Beach AARP will'
be having a Pot Luck Lunch with'
David and Cathy Crawford, who
will be presenting "Russia, the
Changing Scene."
The festivities will be held on.
February 19 at 12:00 noon at the
Mexico Beach Civic Center.

Roberts Won Quilt
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens are proud to announce
that the winner of the Valenttrie
quilt, which was given away at the
Valentine Pageant on February
13, is Janet Roberts from White

state, for its high rate of teen
pregnancies. The Gulf County
Health Department is pleased, to
host representatives from the
Department of Health, headquar-
tered in Tallahassee, who will be
in Gulf County to provide assis-
tance to help reduce these num-
The local and visiting officials
will be working together to brain-
storm ideas at this meeting and to
set up workshops that will be held
in the future. Your participation
at this meeting will be greatly
The meeting will be held at
the Gulf County Public Library.
located at 110 Library Drive in
Port St. Joe,,from 10:00 a.m. to
1:00 p.m...(ET). .,. ;
Please contact Jill Jones at
1850) 227-1276, extension 126, if
you have questions regarding the
meeting. Refreshments will be
NOTE: This meeting will be
held in place of the regularly
scheduled meeting on the third
Tuesday of the month.

,PSJ Band Boosters
Car Wash on 20th
Band Boosters for Port 'St.
Joe High and Middle Schools will
be holding a car wash at the Shell
Station ini Port St. Joe on
Saturday, February 20, beginning
at 9:00 a.m. There will be no set
charge, but donations will be
accepted and appreciated.
The public is urged to drop
by, bring your dirtiest cars, and
show your support for the Shark
band students.

Michigan Day!
Attention all those were born,
raised, or lived in Michigan, as
well as their friends, a celebration
is being held especially for yQu!
Michigan Day will be held on
Friday, February 26, at 12:00
p.m., CT, at the Civic, Center
Building, located on North 31st,
Street in Mexico Beach.
Bring a covered dish to pass
and your table service. Coffee and
iced tea will be provided. The
sponsors hope to see you there

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ified authority on antiques of all types (Glass/crystol, photos,
jewelry, documents, furniture, precious metals, gem stones, and
many other items) WILL BE IN PORT ST. JOE TO BUYI
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would like to sell, come to 6335 Hwy. C-30, (next to ROSRSCO
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Add A Loving Pet to the Warmth of Your Home
Many loving animals are cur- tens.
rently up for adoption at the Gulf If you would like adoption
County Pound. Among the possi- information, please call the Gulf
ble pets are 25 large dogs, includ- County Sheriffs Office at 227-
.ing one pure bred Irish setter and 1115 and ask for Johnny Collins
two house dogs; four puppies; six or call the St. Joseph Bay
. adult cats; and two adorable kit- Humane Society at 227-1103..

Dr. Owen Oksanen Attended

Family Practice Weekend
Port St. Joe family physician organ system dis
-Owen Oksanen, M.D.. recently defined withinthe family
:attended the Florida Academy of
:Family Physicians' 77th Family Continuing medical
'Practice .Veekend at Disney's tion is a vital require
Coronado Springs Resort In Lake Academy membership.
Buena Vista on January 29-31, require that all memb<
with 330. other family physicians. complete a minimum
The purpose of this meeting hours of approved cc
was to update family physicians education every three
on new medicines, ,procedures retain membership.
and thinking as they relate to The 77th Family
patients they see in their offices Weekend offered 12 hour
each day. This meeting featured cation Intended to result
nationally renowned speakers quality health care for Fl
providing 'information on aller-
gies, antibiotc resistance, cancer,
herbal remedies. pain,,manage- Fre Legal Cli
merit,podiatry, and other topics. Legal Ci
The specialty of family prac- To Be Held On
tice was officially recognized in
1969,. with a certifying board that The attorneys in Gul
requires recertification every have volunteered their se
seven years. In 1996, it became a free legal clinic to be
the first specialty with residency Saturday, February 27.
training programs in all 50 states, County Bar Associatior
with more than 11,000 residents ,.membership includes a
in 452 programs. neys practicing in Gulf C
FAFP has over 3,600 mem-. concerned about the plig
bers and is a constituent chapter neighbors and communil
'of the American Academy of Individuals who ha
Family Physicians, representing problems will have an op
nearly 88,000 family physicians. ty to talk with an attorn
Family physicians are trained to vate, :kone-to-oie. This
provide continuing and compre- seminar. Each individual
hensive health care Tfor the indi- a private consultation
vidual and for the family. The experienced attorney. Th
scope of family practice encom- problems of the participa
pas e~-all ages. both sexes, each .addressed.
Tucker Receives Attorneys from t
Tuce Rceives County Bar Associati
TTndrwriers Award North Florida Legal Serv
U erWrierS war volunteered to assist. TI

Ross E. Tucker,
Registered Health Underwv
Tucker-Health Insurance
Inc. has achieved the
Leading' Producer Q
Award. This award is giver
National Association of
Underwriters to the top pr
in the field of health ins
Only a small percentage o
insurance agents achie'
prestigious award.


1 educa-
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ers must
of 150
years to

rs of edu-
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If County
rvides for
held on
The Gulf
i, whose
all attor-
lounty, is
ght of its
ty. :
ve legal
ey in pri-
is not a
will have
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nt will be
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CLU, there should be a sufficient nuin-
riter, of ber of attorneys with diverse
Agency, experience to serve those who
1999. need legal guidance.
)ualifier In order to utilize everyone's
n by the time efficiently, specific appoint-
Health ments may be scheduled through
oducers the county judge's office. Just call
urance. 227-1141 or contact Judge Bob
f health Moore. However, an appoint-
ve. this ment is not required. All who
ome will be seen.

The Ling Event Committee of
the Mexico Beach CDC, Inc.
invites all would-be artists to par-
ticipate in the 1999 Official T-
shirt Art Contest. Not only will the
winning art be used on the
Official MB Ling Event T-shirts

Jessie Ball duPont'
Fund Trustees Elect
New Chairpersons
The trustees of the Jessie Ball
duPont Fund are pleased to
announce the election of Jean \V.
Ludlow, chair for the trustees.
and Mary "Kitty" Phillips, vice
chair, for two year terms.
Ms. Ludlow served Prudentialh ,
Insurance Company in a variety;
of capacities for some 23 years
before retiring from her position
as Public Relations, Manager in
1995. zMrs. Phillips is with the
Jacksonville law firm, Gentry,
Phillips, and Hodak.
In 1998 the Jessie Ball'
duPont Fund made 370 new com-:
mitments totaling $10,412,874. -
The Jessie Ball duPont Fund'
Was established in 1970 under'
the terms of the will of the late,
Jessie Ball duPont. Mrs. duPont
specified that only those,institu-
tions to w which she made financial"
contributions between January 1,
1960 and December 31, 1964
could apply to the duPont Fund.
Eligibility, however, does not-
assure receipt of a grant.

and Official Program, but also the
original art will be framed and

Mexico Beach
Is Seeking New
Fire Volunteers
Mexico Beach residents, your
community needs your support!
They are looking for local volun-
teers who have a "community
spirit" to join the fire department.
Currently, there are several open-
ings available. The department
%ill pay for your training, uni-
forms, and equipment.
They are also looking for
someone who has, fire department
experience and training and/or
supervisory experience to assist
i* n the leadership of the depart-
ment. Some compensation is
* available. If you are interested in
either position, please call Police
Chief Mitch Pollock at 648-4790.

auctioned off at the final day of
50% of the proceeds from the
auction will go to the Mexico
Beach Artifical Reef Association.
The other 50% of proceeds will go
to the artist.
The deadline for submission
is February 22.
The design should include art
which reflects Cobia, also known
WANTED: Parents
About '99 Port St.
Port St. Joe High School's
Project Graduation 1999 program
is searching for parents of seniors
who are concerned and want to
help a worthy cause-their chil-
The time for graduation: is
drawing near in quite a hurry,
and plans need to be finalized 'for
the safe alcohol and drug free cel-
ebration of this year's graduates.

as "Ling," and fishing spirit. The
design must also feature the fol-
lowing text:
1. "Mexico Beach, Ling Tour-
nament & Festival"
2. "Celebrating its 29th Year"
3. "1999"
4. The artist's signature.
If you would like more infor-
mation concerning this contest,
call 648-8196.
s Who Care
Joe Seniors
Please join those who are
already involved on Monday,
February 22nd, at 6:00 p.m. at
Active Styles Beauty Salon, locat-
*ed at the intersection of Long
Avenue and Fourth Street in Port
St. Joe. [This meeting has been
rescheduled from the 18th.]
Remember, it's never too late to
show you care!


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The Gulf Counts Planning and Deselopment Re-ine Board ill meet Tuesday, February 23,
)P N 1999, at 9.00 a.m.. E.S.T., in the Gulf County Commission Meeting Room at the Gul' Count\
U O Courthouse to discLuss and possibly act upon the following:"
Si Approve Minutes January 19, 1999 3 Final Plat Approajl Treasure
R Island Subdi ision
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Sea Turtle Patrol Needs Volunteers

Volunteers are needed-sea
turtle volunteers-especially for
the St. Joseph Peninsula and St.
Joe Beach to Tyndall Boundary. If
you are able and willing to be out
at sunrise and have a four wheel
drive vehicle and can buy your
own gas, wire, and stakes, then
please call Barbara Eells at 229-
8730 or 647-8238.
It doesn't have to be everyday;
it can be for one day a week. This
is a team effort. Eells needs to
hear from would be volunteers by
February 22. Following is the Gulf
County Turtle Patrol Report for
St. Joseph Peninsula/
Cape San Bias/Indian Pass
Loggerhead (Caretta caretta):
179 nests; 10,520 eggs; 9,028
hatchlings; and 62 false crawls.
84 out of 179 nests and 1.881
eggs were relocated and lost to
Hurricane Earl. The first nest was
dated May 11, and the last was
dated August 22.

Green (Chelonia mydas):
eight nests; 581 eggs; 515 hatch-
lings; and three false crawls. Four,
of the eight were lost to Hurricane
Earl. The first nest was dated
June 11, and the last was dated
August 8.
'St. Joe Beach (Dixie Bell to
Gulf/Bay Boundary)

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta):
seven nests; 82 eggs in one relo-
cated nest; five hatchlings
emerged after Earl; and six false
crawls. Seven out of seven nests
were lost to Hurricane Earl. The
first nest was dated June 24, and
the last was dated July 28.
Mexico Beach (Bay County
line to Tyndall Boundary)
Loggerhead (Caretta caretta):
27 nests; 1,202 eggs; 988 hatch-
lings; and 18 false crawls.
Fourteen of 27 nests were lost to
Earl, and 107 eggs were known
lost to Earl in relocated nest. The
first nest was dated May, 31, and
the last was dated July 30.

Tobacco Prevention
Rally on Feb. 27th
The Victory Temple First Born
Holiness Church will sponsor a
tobacco rally on Saturday,
February 27th, from 8:00 a.m.
until 1:00 p.m., for students In
grades four through 12. ,
Activities include a motiva-
tional speaker, basketball' games,
lunch, pamphlets and recre-
ations. The location of this event
will be announced at a later date.
Everyone in the community is
invited to attend this special

This report does not include
the number of dead or unhatched
after the nest was evaluated, only
the number of eggs in the nest
and how many hatchlings
emerged and hopefully got to the

Where was Sarah?
In September, 1997, Sarah.i
Kaczor left Vancouver, British
Columbia, aboard the Universal
Explorer to attend her senior year
at Bucknell University in
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, partici-
pating in the "semester at sea
program." Sarah, and other col-
lege students, from the U.S.,
embarked to visit 11 different
ports around the world. They
arrived at Fort Lauderdale two
days before the Christmas holiday
that year..
Financial help from,the Lions
Club of Mexico Beach commis-,
sioned ,Sarah to visit any
International Lions Club. which
she accomplished In Elope. India'
On February 27th. Sarah will
be visiting family in the
Panhandle and will share; her
experiences with YOU, the public,
at the Mexico Beach Civic Center.
on Saturday at, 5:00 p.m.. CT.
Sarah and the Beach Lions Club
welcome everyone to share itn
Sarah's fabulous adventure.

More Teens Now Aware of "Truth"

Study Shows 9 Out of 10 Fla. Teens Can Identify Anti-Tobacco Campaign

Teens in Florida are hearing
the Truth about tobacco and it's
changing their attitudes about
A survey of 1,867 Florida
teens, conducted by Florida State
University found that nine out of
10 teens were aware of the "truth"
campaign. Florida's edgy and
rebellious anti-tobacco advertis-
ing effort. And more importantly,
the survey found, their senti-
ments against smoking are grow-
"This is the first step toward
changing youth behavior," said
Peter Mitchell. marketing director
for the Florida Tobacco Pilot
Program. "Kids are paying atten-
tion, and their attitudes about
tobacco are changing. Everything
seems to indicate we are on the
road to our ultimate goal-reduc-
ing youth tobacco use." -
The FSU study, conducted
just six months after the advertis-
ing effort began, shows teens are
picking up on the campaign's
themes. -Since a baseline survey
was conducted in April, the per-
centage of teens who strongly
agree that "smoking has nothing
to do with whether or not a per-
son is 6ool" rose from 44.7 per-.
cent to 58.3 percent-indicating
that the campaign is succeeding

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in its goal to de-glamorize tobacco
"We knew that the 'truth'
campaign was getting a lot of
attention; you expect that when
you launch a program as visible
and controversial as 'truth'," said
Chuck Wolfe, program director for
the Florida Tobacco Pilot
Program. "But to see awareness
figures and attitude, changes like
this in such a short period of time
is phenomenal. All the research
we've seen on public health cam-
paigns says that attitude change
takes a couple of years to achieve.
and this campaign has done it in
less than six months."
, Truth commercials began
running in April. The study was
conducted, in September via a
telephone .survey of youth
between the ages of,1.2 and 17
years old. The margin of _error,
depending on the question, is
between three and five percent.
,. Additional :findings 'show that
the number of teens who strongly
agree with the statement that
"Tobacco companies use advertis-
ing to fool young people" rose
44.7% in April to 47..1.:., in,
September. Furthermore, the per-
centage who strongly agree that
"Tobacco companies try to get
young people to smoke because
older people quit smoking or die"
rose from 28.7% to 4 1.9%.
And the campaign is leading
no one behind ... .
'The Truth" message is res-
onating with all Florida teens. No
matter where they live -in the
state, whether they, are male or
female, white. African-American,
or Hispanic, the awareness num-
bers are all above 900. When we

set ,our goals for this program, we
expected it to take until this time
next year to reach that level," said
Ed Trapido, director of the
evaluation and research coordi-
nating center at the University of
Miami added, "These findings
indicate an incredible awareness
of the state's anti-tobacco 'truth'
campaign. With a change in atti-
tudes toward tobacco use, a
greater, understanding in, how
tobacco companies advertise, and
a hint of changes in smoking
behaviors, the Florida program is
moving in the right direction."
The 'Truth' campaign. the
nation's first anti-tobacco educa-
tion campaign funded by a settle-
ment niLh the tobacco industry,
began in April 1998. In addition
to cutting-edge advertising, the
campaign includes grassroots
SWAT (Students Working Against
Tobacco) chapters in all 67
Florida counties, education and
training, enforcement,' and evalu-
ation and research.
The next wave of the FAME
Survey will be .conducted in April
1999. Research that tracks the
prevalence of tobacco use among
teens is conducted by the
Department of Health, Bureau of
Epidemiology and will be available
in March 1999.

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Vegetable oil spray
1 teaspoon light margarine
/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 pound crabmeat, all cartilage
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon Worcestershire
Whites of 4 large eggs, stiffly
2 tablespoons grated or
shredded Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 F.
Spray a 9>x 9 inch ovenproof casserole dish with vegetable oil
spray. Set aside.
In a small saucepan, melt margarine over medium-high heat. Add
onion and saute for 2 to 3 minutes, or until soft.
Transfer onions to a medium bowl and stir in crabmeat, mustard.
and Worcestershire sauce. Gently fold in beaten egg whites. Pour
mixture into casserole dish and sprinkle with cheese.
Bake for 25 minutes, or until puffed and lightly browned. Remove
from oven and cut into rectangles. Serve immediately. Serves 5.
*Even a single drop of egg yolk will prevent egg whites from rising, so
separate eggs carefully.

120 kcal Calories
21 gm Protein
2 gm Carbohydrate

86 mg Cholesterol-
411 mg Sodium
3 gm Total Fat ',

1 gm Saturated Fat
1 gm Polyunsaturatea Fat
. 1 gm Monounsaturaled Fat

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1997. Reprinted with permission from Times Books,-a division of Random House.
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1 cup raisins (5 to 6 ounces)
'/3 cup finely chopped pecans or
walnuts, dry-roasted (about 1
8 sheets phyllo dough, thawed

Butter-flavor vegetable oil spray
1/2 cup honey
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon acceptable*
margarine, melted

Preheat oven to 3500 F.
In a small bowl, mix raisins and nuts. Set aside.
Lightly spray every other sheet of phyllo with vegetable oil spray,
stacking all the sheets.
Spread raisin-ribt mixture over the phyllo, leaving a 1-inch border on
all sides. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Starting on a long side, roll lengthwise, jelly-roll fashion, and place,
seam side down, on a nonstick baking sheet, making sure the ends of
the roll are tucked under.
Brush the top lightly with margarine. Cut through the pastry to the raisin-
nut mixture, at 11/2-inch intervals, to provide vents for steam to escape.
Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until light golden brown. Slice, using vent
lines as guides. Serves 12.
*Select margarine with liquid vegetable oil as the first ingredient and no more
than 2 grams of saturated fat per tablespoon.

156 kcal Calories
2 gm Protein
32 gm Carbohydrate

0 mg Cholesterol
65 mg Sodium
3 gm Total Fat

0 gm Saturated Fat
1 gm Polyunsaturated Fat
2 gm Monounsaturated Fat

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(On March 6, St. George
Island will heat up as the annual
Chill Cook Off and auction will get
underway. The event, the largest
of its kind in the U.S.. will be held
I on St. George Island. Chili cooks
and fans from all over come to
;enjoy this run-loving event.
Some 50 cooks compete for
cash prizes and an opportunity to
advance to the nationals. All of .
the booths have a "theme," and
cook off contestants maintain'
that theme (costumes and non-.,
sense) throughout the day.
Imagination is unlimited and
awards are given for creativity.
The cook off will be combined
with an auction, and all proceeds'f
will go toward equipment for and'

Pancake Breakfast i
There will be' a pancake;
breakfast on Saturday, February,)
27, from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.. CT,
at the Fish House Restaurant In,
Mexico Beach. There will be a.'
donation of S4.00 for adults and'I,
S3.00 for children under 12 for-.
each meal.
This event is the first annual
fundraiser for the 1999 MeMxco
I Beach 4th of July Fireworks
Celebration, and all proceeds will'
benefit the celebration.

Banana Bread
I. I1 loaf)
2 cups all-purpose
1 tsp. baking soda
1'tsp. salt
2' cup (I stick)
Imperial'- Spread,
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 medium ripe '
bananas, mashed
S about '12 cups)
1/ cup milk
S V2. cup coarsely
chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 325'.
Grease 9x5x3-inch loaf
pan; set aside.
In medium bowl. com-
bine flour, baking soda
and salt; set aside.
In large bowl, with elec-
tric mixer. beat Imperial
spread and sugar until
light and fluffy. Beat in
eggs and' vanilla until
blended, scraping' sides
occasionally. Alternately
add flour mixture with
milk just until blended,
beginning and ending
with flour mixture. Stir
in bananas and walnuts. .
Evenly spoon batter into
prepared pan.
Bake 1 hour 10 minutes
or until toothpick in-
serted in center comes out
clean. On wire rack, cool
10 minutes; remove from
pan and cool completely.

the efforts of the St. George Island
Volunteer Fire Department and
First Responders' Unit.
During the past decade, more
than S250.000 has been raised.
These efforts contributed to the
island being selected as a Florida
"Rural Conmnunitv of the Year."
Since there is no admission
charge. crowds are difficult to
estimate. But approximately
4.000 to 5.000 folks converge on
the magnificent 29 mile long
Franklin County barrier island for
the frivolities and good cause.
Cooks will begin preparing
their concoctions at 10:00 a.m.,
and the 200 item auction will
begin at 11:00 a.m. This annual
ritee of spring" has faced some
unique weather conditions during
its existence, but the show always
goes on.
Competition spots are booked
' a year in advance. There is also a
crockpot division. All of the chili
will be sold. and again, all of the
proceeds will be given to charity.
The entire event is conducted by
St. George Island and Franklin
County volunteers.

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funding of the police department's
personnel for the next three
years, in light of the community's
economic problems.
He reported to commissioners
Tuesday evening, during their

Marine Corrosion

Course at G/F Center
The Technology Division o
Gulf, Coast Community College
will be holding a 12 hour non-
credit course on marine corrosion
at the Gulf/Franklin Center
Room C-109, in Port St. Joe.
Classes will be held on Tuesdays,
March 2 to 23, from 6:30 to 9:30
p.m., ET. The cost for this course
is $36.00 per person for Florida
The course is intended tc
serve as an introduction tc
marine corrosion, covering funda-
mental corrosion theory, recogni-
tion of various forms, and applied
techniques for minimizing the
degradation of marine materials.
Advance registration is
required. No walk-ins are permit-
ted. Fees must be paid at the time
of registration. The registration
deadline for this series of classes
is March 1.
Participants must register in
person at the Gulf/Franklin
Center from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00
p.m., Monday through Thursday,
S. or on Friday, fom 8:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m.
For more information, please
call Lifelong Learning at (850)

Tax Workshop
Gulf Coast Community
College's" Small Business
Development Center and the
Internal Revenue Service will co-
sponsor a series of workshops
entitled, "Small Business Tax
The courses will be presented
by representatives of the IRS and
the Florida Department of
Revenue and will be held on
February 23rd and 25th from
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Gulf Coast
Community Colfege's Gulf/
Franklin Center, located at 3800
Garrison Avenue in Port St. Joe.
The class will cover sales tax,
state unemployment tax, intangi-
ble tax, payroll taxes and infor-
mation returns, accounting meth-
ods, record keeping and substan-
tiation, record retention, corpo-
rate income tax, and information
sources for all businesses.
The courses are free of
charge. Reservations may be
made by contacting the Gulf
Coast Community College
Gulf/Franklin Center at (850)




Honest, Dependable
d,: 3 t

s regular meeting, that he had not
e received an answer yet from the
s grant administrators.
Jim Beasley, Senator Bob
s Graham's area representative,
r has offered to help in the process
along with representatives from
Congressman Allen Boyd's office.
But, the request falls outside the
parameter of the grant's
S guidelines, and will take special
consideration in order for the
department to get relief from
those funds.
Leffert also received word
from local State Representative
Bev Kilmer Wednesday morning
(February 17) that great strides
have been made in getting relief
for the area.
In her correspondence,
Kilmer said several appropria-
tions requests and grants were in
the works, and she felt they had a
good chance of coming through.
During the board's meeting,
Leffert also gave the .board, a
detailed list of items that would
* have to be addressed in the near
future, should funds not come
through to continue operating the
police department, and the board'
decides to turn the department
over to, the county. The depart-
inment is currently operating under
a budget totaling approximately
As previously reported in The
* Star, Florida Coast Paper
Company officials, bond holders,
union representatives, the city,
and Gulf County are currently
negotiating to work out an agree-
ment to reopen the mill. There is
still no word on when, or if, those
discussions will result in the mill
As it was pointed out during
the workshop session, the police
department isn't the only part of
city government that will be
affected by budget shortfalls if
some relief, either from Florida
Coast Paper Company or govern-
mental aid, doesn't come through
In. order; to maintain current
levels of city services, ad valorem,
taxes would have to Increase 2.23
fold to generate current revenues.
This would go over the 10 mill cap
on ad valorem taxes, and 'far
exceed the 5.24 mills currently
paid by property owners in the
city. In order to exceed the 10 mill
cap, voters would have to pass the
increase on a city-wide referen-
dum. '
For ,example, a property,
owner who currently pays $100 in4
city taxes would have to pay $323'
'16o nmaitain cit)y services as they.
presently exist if relief does not
come through.
Gulf County and the school
board face a very similar problem,
but not to the same degree, since
Florida Coast Paper Company's
ad valorem tax accounts for 29%
of the county's budget and 28% of
the school board's'.
SPort St. Joe Mayor Johnny
Linton told those present at last,
week's workshop that before the
board made a decision of that
magnitude, It should be placed on
a city-wide referendum during the
upcoming (May) city election.
Commissioners pledged to.
keep the public informed as
things developed concerning: the
police department and the budget
Police Truck Creates Stir
During the board's regular
meeting, Commissioner Jerry
Barnes quizzed Police' Chief
Leffert about the purchase of a
new extended cab pick-up truck
for the police department. '.
Leffert responded that the
truck was purchased as part of an
anti-drug grant program

approved by the commission, and
the city's matching portion was
$152 per month to lease the vehi-
Commissioners voted 4-1 to
turn the truck back in after a
lengthy discussion on the matter.
Mayor Linton argued that the
truck would pay for itself by
replacing one of the older cars in
the fleet, and removing mainte-
nance cost. The remaining four
commissioners responded that it
looked bad to purchase the new
vehicle in light of economic condi-
tions in the community.
The board also discussed
contacting the grant administra-
tor to see if the city's matching
portion could be waived, and
check into the specifics of discon-
tinuing the lease.
'In Other Business
*The board voted 3-2 to stop
off-duty police officers guarding
Florida Coast. Paper Company's
plant,, from driving their city
patrol cars to the mill, while
working for them on temporary
guard duty.
*Preble-Rish, Inc. engineer
Bill Kennedy requested a work-
shop be scheduled with the Rural
Development Agency to review the
marina budget.
*The board voted 5-0 to place
wording in the marina lease to
ensure public access for, fishing
along the oil docks. They also dis-
cussed getting bids to improve the
area for fishing once the marina is
*Granted a variance for Boyd
and Paula Pickett.
*Agreed to allow the Florida
State University Public Radio
Broadcast System to install a
radio antenna on top of the Tenth
Street water tower. The station
will pay all expenses and assume


d from Page 1
detail the jobs available with the
opening of the annex at GCI,.
Representatives from GCCC will
present information on the cor-.
rectional officer training course
and possible financial aid oppor-
Those corrections officers-
hired on a trainee status will
receive 10% less than starting
salary of approximately 823,000
per year, plus benefits, during,
the training/school period. They
will work 20 hours, per week in
conjunction with another certi-
fied officer att GCI, and-spend
another 20 hours per week in
correctional officers training
.clsses-t t,-e collegee, ... -',-

Gulf County property owners filled the commission meeting room last Wednesday morning to hear
FEMA representatives, including Robert Duran [shown above], discuss the flood insurance rate maps.


make it worthless."
FEMA representative Robert
Duran told the group they were
not aware,of the COBRA problem
until they arrived at the meeting.
" He 'also described COBRA as an
environmental protection pro-.
~~ gram under the authority of the
Department of Interior, U. S. Fish
and Wildlife Service, not FEMA.
Jay Rish (Thompsoh-Rish
Realty, Inc.) and Sue Marley (S.M.
Marley & Associates, Inc.) also
,t quizzed the hearing board con-
cerning the criteria used to deter-
mine the new flood insurance rate
Duran said tidal gauges, com-
puter generated models and aeri-
al mapping were used to, gather
data to base the new maps on..
But, when questioned by
Marley about the number of tidal
gauges placed at the Cape, Duran
said there were none, but they
had used data from gauges strate-
gically located along the coastal
area of the Panhandle.
County Intends To Appeal Maps
County Commissioner War-
ren Yeager told the heanng.,board


they need to look at "real world"
,measurements and that, the .area
they were reclassifing had not
.been threatened by storm surges.
He and others present, ques-
tioned the 90-day appeal window
and the fact that all appeals must
be based on data or studies to
support their challenge.
They argued that 90 days was
not enough time to gather the
type of information required to
'base the appeal upon, and also
the fact that property owners are
going to be forced to spend a large
sum of money to collect the infor-
mation that FEMA obviously did-
n't collect when it made the pro-
posed changes to the flood maps.
On top of that, even if infor-
mation is provided to refute the
maps. there are stll no guaran-.
tees the proposals would be.
Another question raised was
why the Cape and portions. of
Indian Pass are under the COBRA
zone when other nearby true bar-
rier islands (such as St. George
Island) .were not in the COBRA.
PqpWgeris, owjyners, can pu iche,

Continued from Page 1A

flood insurance in those areas,
while Cape residents live on a
peninsula and are unable to par-
ticipate in the federal flood insur-
ance program.
Letters' Seeking Help
Gulf County sent out letters
to FENL,, Senators Connie Mack
and Bob Graham, and U. S.
Representative Allen Boyd on
\ Thursday following the meeting.
The letters requested a 60 day
delay before the 90 day window
for appeal begins to allow time to
collect and process data. They
also requested a meeting with all
parties involved, including the
senators and representatives, to
discuss removal of the CQBRA
zone and flood map changes pro-
posed by FEMA.
The letters also outlined the
current economic conditions in
Gulf County. and how FEMA's
proposal stands to hurt the coun-
ty and its tax base even further.

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On Tuesday, February 9th,
Port St. Joe Police Department
Officers Teeter and Holloway
arrested Anthony Skanes, of Port
St. Joe, for failure to appear in
court and resisting arrest without
violence. ,', '
Wednesday, February 10th,
Officer Glen Norris arrested
Josephine Leslie Hogan for viola-
tion of probation (regarding two
counts of obtaining controlled
substances by fraud) on warrants
from Bay County. Hogan was
transported to the Gulf .County
Jail for processing and subse-
quent transport to Bay County.
On Friday, February 12,
Officer Chris Teeter received
information that a possible drunk
driver was approaching Port St.
Joe from the St. Joe Beach area.
The officer spotted the sus-
pect vehicle at approximately 10_
p.m., and observed it driving
erratically, making improper lane -
changes, and drifting toward and
across the center line numerous
times. .
Teeter resultingly stopped the,
vehicle, driven by Hughey N. Boyd
of Anguilla, Mississippi,' arid
detected a strong odor of alcohol
about his person. Boyd failed a
subsequent field sobriety test and'
was arrested and charged with
driving under the influence.
Sgt. Troy Simmons, Officer
Chris Teeter, and Officer Rusty
Burch recently successfully com-

James A. Cox
James A., "Jim" Cox. 76. of
Smith Creek. died Sunday,
February 14. in Tallahassee. A
native of Wakulla County, he was
an Army WWII veteran and of the
Methodist faith. Mr. Cox was a
retired manager of Florida Power
Corporation. and a former resi-
dent Port St. Joe.
Survivors include his wife,
Genie Cox of Smith Creek; two
sons..BlaneJ. Cox, and wife Lisa
ofr Montgomery, Alabama, and
James A. Cox, Jr. of Panama City;
one brother, Winton Cox of
Crawfordville; three grandchil-
dren, Chase and Cory Cox of
Montgomery. Alabama and
Jamalyn Cox Hevener of
Tallahassee; and one great-grand-
child, Gage Hevener of,
Graveside services for Mr. Cox
were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday,
February 17, at Oakland
Cemetery in Tallahassee.
Harvey-Young Funeral Home
of Crawfordville was in charge of
the arrangements.

Gary Davis
Gary Davis. 51, of White City.
passed away Friday morning.
February 12. in Gulf Pines
Hospital, following a brief illness.
Born in Dothan, Alabama. he had.
been a resident of Gulf County for
the past 41 years and was a char-
ter member of the White City
Baptist Church. He served in the
U. S. Air Force and was the owner
of the Bargain Corner in ,,
Blountstown. .
Survivors include his wife,
Wanda Davis of White City; his
children, Debbie Davis Childress
and husband, David, of Dalkeith,

pleted an 89-hour state
"Instructor Techniques" course
sponsored 'by' Gulf' Coast
Community College.
Officers Glen Norris, and
Jimmy Stephens are attending an
80-hour "Traffic Homicide
-Investigations" course sponsored
by University of North Florida's
Institute of Police Technology and

(Beach PD Log)

Throughout the last week, the
Mexico Beach Police Department
answered 73- calls for service,
Investigated no burglaries,
assaults, or thefts.( During this
same period, officers of the
department investigated no traffic
crashes, however they issued 11
traffic warnings and three cita-
Also last week. David. SmIth,
39, of Mexico Beach, was arrested
for driving under the influence on
Saturday, February. 13, by.
.Patrolman David VanBlaricon.

(Sheriff's Beat)

On February 12th, Danny
Oakes, 51; of St. Joe Beach, was
arrested on charges ofpossession
of more. than 20 grams of mari-
juana and possession of marijua-
na. with intent to distribute.
Oakes* arrest was part of a sever-
al weeks-long investigation. -
Upon arriving at Oakes, home

Tim Davis; of Dalkelth, and Dave
Davis in the U. S. Navy,'currently
stationed in Norfolk, Virginia:; his
step-children. Elizabeth Terry and
husband. Jack, of Port St. Joe,
Sam Brown and wife, Myong, in
the United States Marine Corps,
currently stationed in. Camp
Lejeune. North Carolina, and
David Brown and wife, Tina, of
Panama City Beach: one grand-
daughter, Annalisa Childress of
Dalkeith; two sisters, Sharon
Evans and husband, Jackie. of
Port St. Joe, and Gayla Tuell and
husband, Ken, of Tallahassee;
one nephew, Michael Evans of
Port St. Joe; and two nieces. Paige
Moorman of Atlanta, and Leslie
Bowen of Tallahassee.
Funeral services were held at
11:00 a.m., ET. Monday at White
City Baptist Church, conducted
by Rev. Nick Davis. Interment fol-
lowed in Holly Hill Cemetery.
Those who wish may make
donations in his memory to the
Jody Evans Memorial Fund, in
care of the Long Avenue Baptist
Church. P. 0. Box 38. Port St. Joe,
FL 32457.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.

Wallace Cullins
Wallace "Wally" Cullins, 62. of
St. Joe Beach, died Saturday.
February 13, at his home. Born In
Sylacauga. Alabama, he moved to
this area in 1972. He was a freight
agent with the railroad and was
Protestant by faith. Memoriali-
zation will be by cremation.
: Gilmore-Southerland Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe Is in charge
of all arrangements.

Friday, Investigator Marty
Williams and Tim Hightower were
given his permission to search it,
and, in fact, gave the deputies a
portion of the illegal drug he had
in his home.
A total of 120 grams of mari-
juana and $230 were located dur-
ing the search. Deputy Richard
Burkett and K-9 Dottie assisted in
the search and ensuing arrest.
On Wednesday, February
10th. Gulf Count' Sheriffs'
Department deputies responded
to a report of a missing 12 year
old girl In the Wewahltchka area.
Investigators Tom Godwin
and Rita Piercy tracked down
leads for several days before
locating the girl Monday after--
noon (February 15) hiding in a
trailer don; Highway' 386 (the
Overstreet road).
'As a result of the incident;;
Tim Pearson, 29, and 'Grover'
Crutchfield, 21, were each.
charged with interference with
child custody. The. investigators-
had talked with both. several,,
times during .the four days the
juvenile had been missing. '
At each inquiry, both denied
having knowledge of her where-
abouts. Pearson. in fact, had been
hiding the young girl at his home
since shortly after she ran away,
and Crutchhfeld was allegedly the.
person who, had transported h q
to the residence.. ,
Interference, with child cus-
tody is a felony. At press time, -,
both suspects were lodged in the,
Gulf County Jail awaiting first .,
appearance. ,
Saturday. Februa_ 13th-
Michael W., Poe, 33, of
Wewahitchka. failure to appear
(expired tag). .
Sunday, February 14th-
Terry Harrell, 36, of Port St. Joe,
violation of probation (uttering).
Monday, February 15,th -,.'
Willie Harris, 40, of Port St. Joe,
violation of community control
(sale of cocaine); and Thomas. -
Harper, 26, of Panama City, bat-'/L
Tuesday,. February 1.6th.-
Willie Quinn, 43, of Port St. Joe,-.
battery; and Marty Quinn, 39, of
Port St. Joe, aggravated battery.. r.

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Young Gulf County Hunters
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McLemore, are shown helping out Dad after he killed a seven
point while hunting with James Tullis.

Card of Thanks

I would like to take this
opportunity to thank all my
friends, neighbors, and family
members for the many calls and
visits made to my bedside, cards,
flowers and food brought to the
hospital and my home, and most
of all for the prayers offered on my
behalf during the past week.
Your love and thoughtfulness
shown me will always be trea-
sured. Please remember me in
your prayers as I continue the

recovery process.

Daniel Miller

Gulf Rifle Club
Rifle Matches
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
two separate .22 rifle benchrest
matches on Saturday morning,
February 16th. Registration and
set-up will start at 8:30 and the
first match, a BR-50 match, will
start at 9:30.
The BR-50 match is a preci-.
sion bullseye match fired with the
rifle supported on a benchrest. A
target with 25 bullseyes is placed
50 yards from the firing line and
the shooter has 30 minutes to fire
a shot at each bullseye. There are
no restrictions on rifle weight,
scope power or grade of ammo.
After the completion of the
BR-50 match a modified IR 50/50,
match will be shot. This match
consists of a target with 25
bullseyes placed at 50 yards fromn.
the firing line. The rifle will be
restricted to a sporter type .22
rille with a weight limit of 8.5
pounds. Scope power cannot be"'
set greater than 6.5 power and
(See RIFLE on Page 9)


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any problems with billing, service, etc. The meeting will be held in
the County Commission Meeting Room at the Gulf County
Courthouse Complex. If you have any questions regarding this
meeting, please contact the Gulf County Commission office at
(850) 229-6106.
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"You've got to get a permit for
that." I've heard that almost every
day since I've decided to build a
house here in Mexico Beach. But
to have to get a permit to apply
for a permit is about my limit.
Freshwater fishing is getting
better and better. The cold spell
early in the week did 'very little to
slow up the spring spawning-
minded fish. Speckled perch are
beginning to spawn and very soon
more' of these big slabs will move
onto the wood in six-foot depths.
:-Minnows are the best bet, but
jigs,. fished slowly around these
sticlc-ups will also catch fish.
Shallow water lakes and ponds
have already seen bass spawning
action. Traditionally, the largest
( fish of the year are boated during
the spawn.
Jack Wingate says Seminole
bass fishing Is in high gear. About
a dozen tourneys are scheduled
over. -the next few weeks and
prospects look good on the 'Nole.
Inshore saltwater fishing is
abdut to explode along our
coasts. Already, schools of small
Spanish are schooling along the
beaches and reports of the first
cobia being boated offshore are
true. The nearshore buoys and
range markers have sheepshead
on them. A small hook with just
enough split-shot weight to get
the bit of shrimp to sink slowly
will get you a bite.
These are not the typical
S small sheepshead you encounter
in, the summer in the bays and
around docks, but big five-pound
plus females. Wlien the bite stops
on one piece of structure, move or
These close inshore struc-
tures just a mile from the beach
also can hold some too-big-to-
keep redfish. Any bait that makes
it:to the bottom may get snapped
up. by these reds or resident
flounder this time of the year. A
live-well full of minnows can
triple your odds at flounder.
Red snapper are still the
most dependable fish in our
waters. Spots picked over just a
week ago have replenished them-

Outdoors in the In reble sh Classic

Panhandle Gators Second In Preble-Rish Classic

Florida Outdoor Wl'riters' Association WEWAHITCHKA 4,

selves with more. Cut bait gets
the bite going. If the snapper are
small when you are fishing on the
bottom, try the weighted bait at
different depths until you find a
concentration of good fish. A flat'
line out the back of the boat gets
snapper every trip.
Grouper fishing nearshore.
calls for a few tricks to get some
into the cooler. These grouper
have seen a lot of baits and have-
learned a few tricks of their own.
Trolling deep-diving plugs fooled
a few gags this week simply
because they had not seen them
Be versatile and willing to try,
new techniques. Simply lengthen-
ing your leader to five or six feet
may be all these wary grouper
For those who want to enjoy a
leisurely day on the beach, surf
fishing for whiting has been out-
standing. Peeled shrimp on a
pyramid rig has provided some
excellent fishing. The Stump Hole
on an incoming tide. if the water
- Is clean, ranks as the I spot.
Others are just fishing down
from their motel rooms along the
beach. If the church has been
wanting a fish fry, now is the time
to load up the deacons and go to
the beach.
Permits-A-Plenty might be.
the chain store for the beaches in
the next millennium. I never
dreamed that our little lot, with
our little home, on our little piece
of Eden would figure so big In the
overall scheme of our eco-system.
The way things are going, I
would need Houdini to be my
contractor, Paul Bunyan his fore-
man, and-my cousin .\'innie from'
Chicago to help solve labor dis-
putes. "
if a snake slithered out from
the brush still standing on the lot
with a tempting apple offered in
his mouth, I would fear no evil.
For 'In'the time it would take to
get a permit to consume fruit
from'a serpent at the beach, the
snake would have died, and I'd be
long gone, still looking for a piece
of permit-free paradise.

Ralph Roberts was third with
Rifle (From Page 8) 611-3x.
The silhouette match had
the cost of the .22 ammo cannot three shooters tied for first place
exceddf a0p r box' -- lhejeBqO.ofthe, wo reh.vviteL..
Just about gy. gosquirrel targets each. Whiffield won. the;
rifle will work in this match and tie-breaker for first place. Tommy
by limiting the cost of the ammo. Wood was second. and Marshall
anyone can afford to shoot this was third.
* match. Shooters under 18 years
are not charged entry fees.
Last Saturday, the club held WEWA42, GRACEVILLE 63
its monthly .22 rimfire' bullseye Friday, February 12
and hunter pistol metallic silhou- The Wewahitchka Gators
ette matches. The bullseye match dropped to 4-21 on the season
had seven entries and; Houston with Friday night's 42-63 loss to
Whitfield won.the match with 4. a ,,Graceville. Pete Taunton led the
score of 715-6x. Dale Marshall Gators with 15 points. Bernard,
was second. with 667-4x, and. Vann followed w\\ith 10.

PSJ Coach Watford talks with Matt Caswell (13) during the Classic.

The Wewahitchka Gators
started off their 1999 baseball
season with a 4-1 victory over
North Florida Christian in the
Preble- Rish Classic on Friday.
Dave Davis tossed a complete
,game three-hitter to pick up the
win on the mound for the Gators.
Davis struck out 13 North Florida
batters. ,
Blake Rish had two hits and
two RBI's to lead the Gators. Kelly
'Forehand and Dave Davis each

Grant Rish throws out the
first ball in the Preble-Rish
Baseball Classic hosted this past
weekend by the Wewahitchka,,
'had' RBI singles for the Gators.
Champ Traylor, Chris White and
:'Phillip Hall also each had one hit
for Wewahltchka.

'The Gators,i who placed sec-
ond in the Preble-Rish Classic,
suffered a 17-2 loss'to' Bay High
in the championship game..,
Blake Rish had two RBI, to
account for all of the Gators
Kelly Forehand was recorded
with the loss for Wewahlitchka.

The Gators took advantage of
seven Carrabelle walks and errors
to run-rule the Panthers 10-0 in
five innings Tuesday.,, -Kelly
Forehand threw a two.-hi|ttr for
,w'vahlci ao Ub pp up. st
win of the season. Forehand
struck out six and walked two in
his five innings on the mound.
Tripp Atchison had a single
and a sacrifice fly for three RBI to
lead the Gators. Chris White had
two RBI on one hit, and Josh
Mouldin and Dave Davis each had
RBI singles for Wewahitchka (1-
0). ..... .... .
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WEWA: Kelly Forehand and
Champ Traylor.

The Port St. Joe Sharks got
the 1999 baseball season on the
run this past weekend, participat-
ing in the Preble-Rish Classic held
in WVewahitchka. '
The Sharks scored four runs
in the top of the .first inning, but
Bay High matched Port St. Joe in
the bottom half of the inning, and
scored one run In the second, for
a 5-4 lead. Port St. Joe brought
the game back to 5-5 tie in the
third, before the Tornadoes
scored 10 runs over the last three


innings for the win.
Ryan Stephens had a home-,
run, and Matt Terry had a double,
to lead the Sharks on offense.
PSJ 40 1 000 0- 5 33
BAY 410 253 0-15111
PSJ: Matt Terry, Ashley .Stephens
(4), Stephen Lowrey (5) and Ryan
BAY: Joey Alexander, Eric Vossen
(4) and B. J. Ubrey.

., PORT ST. JOE 7,
Jim Faison hit a, game-win-
' ning solo home run in the:bottom
of the eighth inning for a 7-6 vic-
tory over North Florida Christian
to give Port St. Joe third place in
the Preble-Rish Classic.
,Matt; Terry, Ryan, Stephens
and Brett Lowry each .wentthree
for four at the plate to. lead the,
Sharks,,on,offense. Stephens had
a home run and Terry had a dou-
ble ,
Stephen Lowrey pitched the
last two innings to pick up the
win for Port St. Joe.
PSJ 302 010 01-710 1
NFC 014 100 00- 6 82

The Sharks opened their reg-
ular season play Tuesday night
with a 6-2 victory Iover Maclay.
Matt Terry (1-0) tossed a complete
game four-hitter for his first victo-
ry of the season. Terry struck out
six batters, walked-one, and gave
up no earned runs.
Jim Faison, who was two for
four with a triple, :one RBI, and
one run scored, led the Sharks on
offense. Ashley Stephens, Matt
Caswell. Bryce Thomas. and
Jacob Tankersley each had a hit:
and a RBI for Port St. 'Joe.
Tankersley had a double, and
Thomas scored twice for the
Sharks(1-0).' .
PSJ-: Matt 'Terry' and Ryant
Stephens. ,
9. *Bay High, Friday, February
19, at Shark Stadium (5:00
JV/7:OOV). : ,
*North Florida Christian,
Saturday, February 20, in
Tallahassee(l:00 JV/3:00V).
S *Marianna, Tuesday, Febru-
ary 23.- in Marianna (7:00
JV/5:00 V).



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The Gators placed second in their own Preble-Rish Classic.

New Shooting Hours

This Year for Spring

Turkey Hunters
y u t.

Spring turkey hunters who
hunt on private lands will enjoy.
longer shooting hours this year.
Previously, QGame and Fresh
Water Fish Commission rules pro-
vided that shooting hours were
1/2 hour before sunrise until
1:00' p.m. This year, hunters can
continue hunting :until sunset.
New shooting hours are one-half
hour before sunrise until sunset.
The new rule applied to all:
lands except wildlife management
areas and wildlife and environ-
mental areas. On those areas.
rules still require sportsmen to
discontinue hunting at 1:00 p.m.,
Season dates are as follows:
South Zone. March 6 through
April 11; Central Zone, March 20
through April 25 and Northwest
Zone, March 20 through April 25.
Season dates on WMA's may vary
, however.
'Sportsmen may legally take
bearded turkeys or gobblers,'
except in Holmes County. Daily
bag and possession limits for
turkey during the Spring Turkey
Season are as follows: daily limit
one, season limit two, possession
limit two.


'Hunting methods which mav"
be utilized include all firearms,
including bows and arrows, muz-
zleloading guns,, crossbows and
handguns. Decoys may be used.
It is prohibited 'to hunt'
turkeys in Holmes County, hunt
turkeys with dogs. shoot turkeys
while they are on the roost, take
them by the aid of baiting. or take
them when the hunter is less
than' 100 yards from any baited
NOTE: In November, 1998,
commissioners changed shooting
.hours for Spring Turkey Season
hour before sunrise until I p.m.).


Lady Sharks Lose by 1 in Regional Semi-Final

A 65,000 MILE HIKE Thursday. February 11
MIL HIK The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
Your feet carry you about 65,000 miles in the had a great second half come-
average lifetime. That's a lot of use for such a small Freeport in Thursday night's
part of your body. To protect your feet do not overlook regional semi-final game.
infection producing bruises, cuts and cracks. Tynetta Towner's three-point-
Corns and callouses form if the skin on your feet is er with 18.4 seconds left in the
dry. Apply an antiseptic foot balm at night. Dry your gathme brought the Lady Sharks
feet carefully, especially between the toes to avoid Fwireeport inbounding the ball. Port
athlete's feet. Have any foot troubles quickly taken a St. Joe was forced to commit .a,
care of. We carry many products that are helpful to foul, which would send Freeport"
foot care. to the foul line, and hopefully give
the Lady Sharks one last shot.
Freeport made one free-throw
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Sharks Win "Shoot-Out"

Host Disrict Tournament Thursday

Friday, February 12
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks,
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defending state champions, wel-
comed defending 4A state cham-
pion Mount Dora to "the Dome"
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to a 19-12 lead by: the end of the'
first quarter, and extended it to' 12
points, 32-20, by halftime. Port
St. Joe (24-3) outscored the
Hurricanes 26-22 in the second
half of play.
Kedrick Larry led all scorers
with 21 points. James Daniels fol-
lowed with 13 for the Tiger
ST. JOE (58) Quinn 5, Chambers,
5, Daniels 13, K. Larry 21, Jenkins 9,
L. Larry 2, Smallwood 2. Bailey 1.
MOUNT DORA (42) Ward 8, Peach
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Saturday, February 13
Port St. Joe knocked off the
defending IA state champion
Malone Tigers as well on Saturday
night. The Tiger Sharks jumped
out to a 29-22 lead by halftime,
and outscored Malone 28-19 in
Sthe second half.
,James Daniels led all scorer'.
with 21 points and Travis Jenkins
added 13 for Port St. Joe, as they
improved to 25-3 on the season.
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ond half. It was one of those
games where, if we would have
had one minute on the clock, I
feel we would have won."
Evette Gant led Port St. Joe
with 15 points. Courtney Lenox
followed with 12, and Tynetta
Towner chipped in 11 for the Lady
Sharks (17-7).
"Our 'basketball program
came a long way this season. The
girls really knew what it was all
about, and really wanted to get
into the "Final Four".
ST. JOE 13 6 13 22 54
F'PORT 16 14 8 17 55
ST. JOE (54) Belin 6, Lenox 12,
Gant 15, Towner 11, Kilpatrick 1, L.
Johnson 9.
FREEPORT (55) Carter 6, Dutton
7, Gomillion 9, Gregg 23, Kraft 4,
Stiers 6.
[RIGHT] Port St. Joe Coach
Jim Belin puts in a play during a
time-out in the final minutes of
Thursday's game.
[BELOW] Megan Johnson
(13), Evette Gant (21), Courtney
Lenox (20), Lacey Johnson (24),
and Bonnie Belin (12) hold a
tough defensive line in the sec-
ond half of the game.

and Friday
Keys 3, King 13, Adkins 2, Hooks 6.

The Tiger Sharks will host:the
District 3-2A Tournament this
Thursday and Friday in "the
Dome." Wewahitchka ari'd
Blountstown will square off.
Thursday night at 7:30 p.m., ET.
Port St. Joe, the #1 seed' in'
the tourney, will face the winner
of the Blountstown versus
Wewahitchka game on Friday
night at 7:30 p.m.. ET. for the dis-
trict championship.
The winner of the District 3,
play-off will host the runner-tip
from the District 4 championship.
game between Havana and'
Sneads. The loser will travel to
face the champion of District 4.
Both games will be played at 7:30
local time on Tuesday.

Daniels is Candidate for McDonald's AllAmerican

James Daniels, a at senior
Port St. Joe High ScIlool, is being
recognized as one of the finest
basketball players in the country
through his selection as a candi-
date for the 1999 McDonald's All
American High School Basketball
Daniels is one of 1,500 prep '
basketball standouts in the
nation nominated by the
McDonald's All-American Basket-
ball Team Selection Committee, a
group of nationally prominent,
basketball experts. '"
As a nominee, the 6' 3" guard
is in the runniing to be one of the
20 players chosen to the- 1999
McDonald's All-American High
School Basketball Team. Daniels
has a 17.2-points per game aver-
age, and leads the Tiger Sharks,
averaging 75.1 per game, in scor-
ing and assists.
He also averages 6.3
rebounds, and 4.2 steals per
game. His field goal percentage is
63 ,... Daniels has also had the
distinction of playing in three

Youth Football

Meeting Tonight
A meeting %will be held tonight
(Thursday, February 18th) of per-
sons interested in discussing the
formrnulatlion of a Port St. Joe Little
League Football program. The
gathering will begin at 8:00 p.m.
in the Stac House, located on
Eighth Street, between Woodward
and Marvin Avenues. /

state championships in a row.
The Tiger Sharks a'e current-
ly ranked #1 in Class ,2A, paving
the way for a fourth trip to the
state championships. He is

coached by Vernon Eppinette.
McDonald's All American
alumni Include superstars
Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal,
Grant Hill, Patrick Ewing, Isiah
'Thomas, Dominique Wilkins,
Jason Kidd and Magic Johnson.
This year's McDonald's All-
American Game will be played
Wednesday, March 24th, at the
Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa.
Sayf 1o Saw I In74sew .

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see me!

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The game will be broadcast live on
ESPN during prime time viewing
at 8:00 p.m.,' CT. All' proceeds
from game ticket revenues will
benefit the Ronald McDonald
House Charities of Central Iowa.
James Daniels is the son of
SJames Sr. and Beverly Daniels of
Port St. Joe.
Johnstone Foods Inc. d/b/a
McDonald's Restaurants is locally
owned and operated by Tim and
Tracy Johnstone. Johnstone
Foods has 12 locations serving

If you ever
toothache, the first
should do is call yo
and get the treatr
need. Trying to
toothache yourse
aspirin or any oth
remedy is not recom
Sometimes an
tooth may not hurt v
at first. Maybe an a,
help. But don't make
take of placing ar
directly on the ach
and letting it dissol%
mouth. An aspirin te
way can not only ir
gum, it can, actually
the oral tissue.
True, aspirin c

the area.

GC Commodores
to Play at PSJHS
Gulf Coast Community
College has scheduled a baseball
game at Port St. Joe High School
for February 22 at 5:00 p.m., ET.
The Commodores will host
Sheldon State from Birmingham.,
Alabama. All Gulf and Franklin
County fans are invited to attend.

iews On Dentafl [eathi


Aspirin and


get a relieve pain, but it has to be
thing you within your system to work the
ur dentist way it's intended. It has to
mnent you enter your bloodstream to do
treat a its work. It shouldn't be left in
lf with the mouth.
er home 've
mended. If you do have a
s.....SL.hac!.. rn ^

ery much
aspirin will
the mis-
n aspirin
ing tooth
ve in the
aken that
ritate the

.an help

tUiotIache, you can ue sure oUI,
one thing- it's probably going
to get worse, until you get the
help you need from your den-
tist. He or she can stop the
pain and often save the tooth,
if it's treated in time.

Prepared as a public service to pro-
mote better dental health. From the
office of FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.,
319 Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.

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18, 1999


Florida KidCare is Providing Quality Health Care for Kids

Florida KidCare Outreach Educator Susan McNutt is shown
in the photo above discussing the benefits of the Florida
KidCare health care programs with Gary Myers, a laid off Florida
Coast Paper Company employee, last Monday in Port St. Joe.

Are you a parent who has
not been able to provide health
insurance for your children) in
the past?
Have you and your family
had your insurance coverage
cancelled by Florida Coast Paper
Company, and are now unable
to afford other health insurance?
More / than 800,000 of
Florida's three million, children
currently lack health insurance-
Gulf County's portion of that total
was increased}on February 14th
-as health benefits for laid off mill
workers and their families came
to an end.
'Help from Florida KidCare is
available now for your children
through four programs-
Medicaid, CMS Network, Healthy
Kids, and MediKids.
SParents of children under the
age of 19, who answer "yes" to one
of the questions above, are urged
to make application for enroll-
ment to qualify for one or more of
these programs, depending upon
each child's age and needs.
Florida KidCare provides
health care' through licensed
providers and health plans which
provide high-quality care to your
According to Gulf County
S Public Heath Director Doug Kent.
S local providers under this cover-
age are doctors Ivers, Barnes. and
the Currys. More doctors will be
recognized as providers at a later
date. Gulf Coast Hospital will be
the designated hospital providing
service under this policy.
Medicaid *
Medicaid provides health care
coverage and services to families
and children, ages birth through
29, whose monthly income is
within certain limits. Medical ser-
vices are provided at no cost to
the families who qualify.
S Healthy Kids
SHealthy Kids is a public/pn-
vate partnership that provides
comprehensive health insurance

Jesse Colbert On
Belmont Dean's List
Port St. Joe resident Jesse
Colbert, a sophomore religion
majoro, qualified for the fall 1998
bean's list at Belmont University.
'Eligibility 'for the Dean's List
is based' on a minimum class load
of 12 hours 'and quality point
average of 3.5., with no grade
below a "C",
Belmont. University, like fel-
low members of the Associated
New American Colleges, is a
* teaching university offering a
comprehensive Tiberal arts ,educa-
tion with real-world, professional

for children ages live through 18.
Families may qualify for a
reduced rate of S15 per house-
hold. depending upon income.
Health care is provided for a small
cost share to the parent.
MediKids *
MediKids Is a health insur-
ance program for children, ages
birth through four, that provides
comprehensive benefits similar to

the Medicaid Program. Medikids'
monthly cost is the same as
Healthy Kids, yet it offers more
benefits and has no co-pays.
Legislation has established a.
February 28th deadline for the:
current application period for the
Medikids program-interested
parents should act immediately to
qualify. It is unclear as to when
the next window of opportunity
will be available.
CMS Network. *
The CMS Network. is a pro-
gram for children,: ages birth-
through 18, who have special
health care needs. Again, the cost
is income based and would be no
more than $15 per household for
a family earning less than $2,742
per month.
Apply Now!
Florida KidCare Outreach
Educator Susan McNutt. RN. was
at the Piggly Wiggly in Port St. Joe.
throughout the day this past
Monday distribute ng iriforia tion,
answering questions, and helping
parents complete applications to
the Florida KidCare program.
More than 50 parents
inquired about the coverage being
offered, and more are inquiries
are expected as word of Its avaJl-
ability spreads through the
community. Ms. McNutt encour-
ages any who are in need of the
program's services to apply as
soon as possible, as there are only
500 slots allotted per county.
Applications for the Florida
KidCare program can be picked
up at any of Gulf County's
schools, local doctor's offices, or
from the health departments in
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka.
Anyone who needs help with

the paperwork should go by the
health department in Port St. Joe
or Wewahitchka for assistance, 'or
call 227-1276, extension 100. You
'may also contact Ms. McNutt at
459 Grace Avenue in Panama
City, or call her at 1-800-895-
9506 or (850) 872-4130.
Franklin County residents
can receive information on the
programs by calling 653-2111 or
Applications should be com-
pleted and mailed to Florida
Healthy Kids and KidCare, P. 0.
- Box 980, Tallahassee, FL 32302.
Due to current economic con-
ditions in the local area, the state


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r l i" Making A DiflfrenceI,

..it f County SchooIl .

.('i iiO nly SotliiyS hw.rship 'nmmile '"

Supporting Gulfs Youth!
In the photo above. Barbara Terry (left) is shown presenting
Susan Stephens (center) and Johanna White (right) of'Capital
City Bank with the Gulf County Scholarsip Program's "Making a
Difference" banner. 'The bank will be displaying the banner in
recognition of its recent contribution to the program.



has taken steps which will expe-
dite the processing time for appli-
cations made by laid off mill
workers who have no other health
insurance. The standard process-
ing time for applications is four to
six weeks.

The "Florida KidCare Act,"
which took effect July 1, 1998,
taps into $75 million in tobacco
settlement money and an antici-
pated $170 million in federal
matching funds.
This new law addresses chil-
dren's health insurance needs
across several fronts, including,


expansion of the Healthy Kids
program. Healthy Kids has won
national recognition since it
began on a pilot basis eight years
Because of this program,
thousands more families will now
be able to take their children to
the doctor for check-ups, eye
exams and- immunizations,
instead of waiting until an emer-
gency occurs.
The year-round program also
covers prescription medicines,
hospital care, therapies, behav-
ioral health,, outpatient services,
emergency services and trans-
portation, and surgery.


up an application at the Gulf County

Chamber of Commerce

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Our New address is:
200 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe
Inside Costin's Bookkeeping
Our former address was:
107 Second Street, Port St. Joe
Office hours are:
9 a.m. 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday

Now thru Feb. 28, activate a new line
of cellular service on $24.95 plan or higher
and receive double package minutes.
Now thru Feb. 28, activate an additional
cellular line on Valushare and receive
15 free minutes per month for a year.

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V) Apalachicola Bay
Shrimp and Oyster
Rules on Agenda
The Marine Fisheries-
Commission has scheduled a
public meeting from February 23
to 25 at the Sheraton Four Points
Hotel in Tampa. The commission
will conduct its regular business
during the first portion of the.
meeting and then meet jointly
with the Game and Fresh Water.
Fish Commission for the first
time. ,
The groups will discuss a
vr'iety of issues related to the
J ly 1 reorganization of the two
r.mmissions into the constitu-
onally created Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission.
Further meeting information fol-
lows this suimmar, of proposed
commission rules that were
approved on Januiary 26 by the
Governor and Cabinet.
Calico Scallops Rule
This rule, which takes effect
on March 1, will: ., ''
-prohibit' the harvest of cali-
co scallops ,between the
Hillsborough/Manatee County
line and the Big Bead/Northwest!
regions line .
-prohibit the use of scallop
trawls in all state waters c closed to'
otfer trawls, and within mile from
the COLREGS' line (except in
Franklin, Gulf, 'and Wakulla
counties-within three miles from
the COLREGS line).
-prohibit the possession, ofL
more than 250 processed calico
meats per pound measured in a,
one pound sample taken in any;
containerss, with no tolerance for
undersize scallops.
-allow the use of specified'
trawls for the directed harvest of
calico scallops only, and all the
use of a try net.
-establish a minimum web-
'bing size of three inches stretched
mesh throughout the body arid
bag of the net, a 'minimum net,

Thank You For A

Great Weekend

of Gospel Music
The Panhandle Memorial
Gospel Sing (PMGS) would ,like to
thank everyone'for thefr support
of btifre-enit and talent contest.
Last Fnday, we had approximate-
ly 300 people for :the singing
event. The next day, we had
another 120, and 13 contestants,
came for the talent contest.
We had many-large,; groups.
from Alabama, Georgia, and.
Tennessee. Also, there were many
people here from Central Florida
and many places' throughout the ,
Panhandle. Many out of town vis-
itors stayed at local -motels ,and,
RV Parks.
We would like to personally
thank the cityof Port St. Joe and
The Star for their support. Special.:'
thanks go, to Charlotte Pierce.,
Charles Tharpe, and Rev.. Dave-_
Fernandez for. their representa-,
The event, surpassed opur
expectations, and we were
delighted by the response. Several
people in the audience made com-
ments that the talent contestants
exceeded long-time standing
events such as the talent, contests
held at the Bonifay All Night Sing
and the Wassau Possum Festival.
SThe wiinning contestant' were
Luci Miller of Panama' City for the
soloist and The Clarks', from
Geneva, Alabama, for the group.
As thisis an'annual event, be'
watching and listening" for ourt '
dates and the location for next
year's event. Please address all
comments or questions to PMGS,
P.O. Box 8701, Panama City, FL
S May God bless you.
Elizabeth Youngblood McCormick..
and Gary Youngblood


Apalachicola Bay Oysters Rule-
Final Public Hearing (if requested)
The commission will hold a
final meeting, if requested, on
proposed rule amendments that
would allow the harvest of oysters
in Apalachicola Bay on Tuesdays
through Saturdays from July 1
through September 30 each year,
and, eliminate the commercial
fishing vessel bag limit for oysters
in Apalachicola Bay during the
winter season only., :
Spanish Mackerel Rule-Final
Public Hearing (if requested)
The commission will hold a
final public hearing, if requested,
on proposed rule amendments
that would reestablish the 12
inches :minimum size, limit for
Spanish mackerel.

Minutes of the .

Gulf County School Board

JANUARY 12, 1999
The Gulf County School Board met in
i regular session on January 12, 1999, at
6:00 p.m., ET, in the Gulf.County School
SBoard Admirnsratie Office in Port St
Joe. The following members were present.
Caroline Norton, Oscar Redd David Byrd,
j Charlotte Pierce, and MaryPridgeon., The
Superintendent and, Board Attorney were
also present.
Chairman Nortn presided, and the
'meeting was opened with an invocation led.
by Mr. Redd. followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance led by Mrs Pierce.
., Ms. Rita HdltLngsworth was presented'
her GED diploma by Superintendent
Kelley, and congratulated by Mrs. Norton,
and the Board.
by Mrs.. Pridgeon, secotd'by Mrs. Pierce,
and unanimous vote, the Board adopted
the agenda .
CONSENT ITEMS: On motion by Mr.
'Byrd, second by Mrs. Pridgeon, the Board
took rioted action on the following consent
'Items with Byrd, Norton, Pierce and'
Pridgeon, voting YEA, and Redd voting
Approval of Minutes: Minutes for
December 8, 1998, were approved with
Budget Matters/Payment of Bills:
Approved the following budget amend-
ments and payment of bills:
Budget Amendment III, General 'Fund
Budget Amendment III, Capital Projects,
: PECO -
Budget Amendment ITl. Special Revenue
Correspondence: ..The Board,'acknowl-,
edged receipt of correspondence 'from
Sandra Husband.
Personnel: Approted the followingg per-,
sonnel matters
Approved Gloria Gant for the suppleren-
tanr position of Academic Coach at Port
St. Joe Middle School for the 1998-99
school year..
Approved Etna Gaskini as i homebound
teacher for Weaahitchka High School
for the 199S-99 school ear
Approved Elizabeth Davis for a 6 hour.
per day Pre-K teacher, aide' position at
:Pbot St. Joe Elementary School for the
remainder of the 1998-99 school year,
granting her five years experience .for,
salary purposes.
-Approved Maarart McMillion as a cleri-
cal aide in-school su-pensionr aide: at
Wev.ahJitchka High School graruna fite
3earjs oi experience for salaN' purposes.

Granted a family medical leave ,of
absence to Melanie Hinote for the
mo:,nth.. f" January and February. Mrs.
F note will attend, inservice on
February 15-16; 1999.
Granted a family medical ,leave of
absence to Kathy Arnold from
December 1, 1998 throiu h January.
15, 199,9.
Approved Shelley Oliver's Even Start
po:.isti.n be changed from a 4 hour per
day p-:,ition to a 7 hour per day posi-
Approved Debble Jackson and Inell
Robinson as substitute custodial work-
ers for the 1998-99 school year.
Approved the following as substitute
teachers .for the 1998-99 school year:
William Srhil'.-: Barbara Eubanks.
Jodie Wear, Amanda PhJllps., Cindy
Weeks, Billie Butterwonrl-h
Approved Mar, Lee Hester as a substi-
tute school food service worker for the
1998-99 school year.
Student N1.ter- Approved Courtney
Brown, a Caihoun county resident, to,
attend Wewahlt.,:hka Elementa-ry School
for the second -_emen tcr .l" the 199s-9.9
school year. ,
BID MATTERS: On motion by Mr.
Byrd, -econd by Mrs. Pridgeon, and unan-
imous ate the Board awarded school food
service .emr-annuJ bid ifor processed
and t'r,.,zen,'chuiled items to the following
vendor Daffin. Phillip W J. Ppowell,
Dairy Fr-eh and L.An-e
motion by Mrs., Pierce, second by Mr.
Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved e'dij :.-I ir,,urred on the P':rt
St. Ooe Eleiernrt a- procci..to i'-t air ians
foirrer pad re. tLop Bulding C to accom-
modate future' additions iapproamatelyv
$200). Also approved .coit t10 perirm
revisions to the exterior -.nutar3 sewer-
and domestic water lines (approximately
$4,930). Additionally, this motion included
approving the following resolution:
%WHEREAS. the School Board of Gulf
County, Florida has entered into a con-
tract with Lord & Son Construction, Inc.
for the construction, repair and renovation
of Port St Joe Elementary School; and
WIt1EREAS, Se. u..,n 235.321 of Florida
Statutes (1997) allows the Board to autho-
rize the Superintendent to approve change
orders in the name of the Board for pre-
established amounts; and
WHEREAS, the Board desires to autho-
rize the Superintendent to approve change
orders in writing, in the. name of: the.
Board, for change orders not to exceed

What could be as

important as your

Schilds health?

Your child's health



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NOW THEREFORE, the Board hereby
authorizes the Superintendent to approve
change orders. In the name of the Board for
written change orders up to an amount not
to exceed 85.000 per change order.
Mr. Byrd, second by Mr. Redd, and unani-
mous vote, the Board adopted the revised
Gulf County School Board Policy Manual
it., h correcuion_- .
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mr.
Byrd, and unanimous vote; the Board
accepted the' Interim School Improvement
On motion by Mr. Redd, secondd by Mrs.
Prindeon. and unanimous 'ite. the Board
approved Special Programs and
Procedure_ Amendment for 1998-99.
On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the
Board. approved the addition of Ms.
Sharon Norsworthy to Wewah-tchka High
School's School Improvement Team for the
1998-99 school year.
On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board!
approved submission: of the Extended
Media Services grant for the 1998-99
school year.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce. second by
Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved submission of, the
Workforce Development Capitalization
Incenve.- grant in the amount of $200,000
to build an adult education center in Port
St Joe to replace the exisUting facility.
-,moon by Mr. BTrd. second-by Mr- Redd.
and iuranimoiis Sole the Board approved
-a:-pri7ate Cfeu.leh transportauon request for
Wewahitchka Hi h School Varsity
Cheerleaders to travel to Orlando, Florida
on December 11, 1998.
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs.
Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved Port St. Joe High School Student
Council to travel to Tallahassee, Florida on
January 16, 1999.
motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by Mrs.
Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved collaboration with other PAEC
member districts to develop a school based
administrative personnel appraisal sys-
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mrs.' Pridgeon, anm d unanimous vote, the
Board approved an agreement with Fred N..
Witten, establishing a memorial scholar-
; ship fund with guidelines ',-,r eligibility in
recognition of his wife Mariln Winten.


There are too many
children without health
insurauice in Gulf County
That's why Health plan
Southeast has partnered
with Florida Healthy Kids
Corporation to provide
affordable, comprehensive
children's health care.

In Gulf County, get an
application by calling
227-1276 ext. 100 or
1-888- FLA-KIDS."
Enrollment Ends
February 28, 1999.
Limited enrollment based on
date application is received


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tmne..size as #84 nylon, a maxi-
mum headrope length of 40 feet
(120 feet perimeter), and a maxi-
mum net mesh area of 500 square
-establish a maximum net
tow time of 25 minutes and allow
turtle excluder device exemptions
for specified calico scallop trawls
if federally approved.
Apalachicola Bay Shrimp Rule
-Final Public Hearing
The commission will hold, a
final public hearing on a proposed
rule that would allow the use of
nor more than two unconnected
skimmer trawls (with no more
than 500 square feet of mesh area
per trawl and -a perimeter around
the leading edge of the trawl no
greater than 56 feet) per vessel to
harvest shrimp in waters of
Apalachicola Bay in a specified
area south of the Gorrie Bridge
until July 1, 2001.
Trap Specification Rules-Final
Public Hearing (if requested)



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The commission will hold a
final public hearing, if requested,
on proposed rule amendments
that would allow the use of: (1)
trap lid tie-down straps secured
at one end by a loop composed of
non-coated steel wire measuring
24 gauge or thinner; (2) 2 x 3/8
inch non-treated pine dowels or
squares to replace the hook on
tie-down straps; and (3) a 3 x 6.
inch panel attached to the trap
opening with 24 gauge or less
wire or single strand jute on blue
crab, stone crab, and black sea
bass traps.

These rule amendments
would also prohibit the use of a
24 gauge hook or tie-down strap
on blue crab, stone crab, and
black sea bass traps. require each
commercial blue crab trap fished
in Florida waters to be perma-
nently marked with the har-
vester's blue crab trap endorse-
ment number, and delete rule lan-
guage that requires one inch
identification numbers on blue
crab trap buoys.

LSpeoializio# in Your

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What would
Jesus do?
"Occupy till I come."
Luke 19:13

T HERE is a popular saying among young
followers of Jesus, "What would Jesus do?" This is,
no doubt, a noble idea. It suggests that we should
do what Jesus would do, in any situation. But it.
may be just a tiny bit presumptions. You and I
could never do what Jesus would do. But we can do
whak Jesus would want us to do.
Jesus, our Saviour, was sinless. He saw the
world through the eyes of a Holy God. And He had
absolute power over any and everything. Even to the
rejection of His death on the cross of Calvary. But it
was for that purpose He came into the world to
shed His blood as the redeeming price for all the
sins of every person who would accept God's Truth.
What Jesus wants you and me to do is "hold the'
fort" until He_ returns. We are at war, in a
continuing battle against a strong adversary. But we
have the weapons necessary for our personal'
victory, until our "Commander in Chief", Jesus,
returns for the ultimate victory.
II Corinthians 10:3-5, assures us: "We walk in
the flesh, but we do not war with the flesh. For the
weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty
through God to the pulling down of strong-holds;
Casting down imaginations, and every hight
thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of
God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the
obedience of Christ."
The Words of God are our weapons, and Satan
is our adversary. His weapons of warfare are the
thoughts and imaginations he is able to plant in our
minds. Then we think and say, "I don't see anything
wrong with that!" just as did Eve in the garden.
I Peter 5:8 cautions us, "Be sober, be vigilant;
because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion,!
walketh about, seeking whom he may devour."
Let us occupy and hold the fort till Jesus comes!


Liberty Bible Church
/ \ welcomes You To Its SerPices

./ Sunday Morning Service .. 10 a.m.
102 Liberty Manor Circle Port St. Joe

Pastor Guy Labonte Phone 648-5912

r first ^FBaptist Church

S' Allen Welborn .. Buddy Coswell
"1 [ I Paoor Miniser ol Musc & Yourih
Sunday School ... .. . . 9:45 am
t || Worship Service ....1.. .... 1 1:00 am
;1 1 Disciple Training .. -. ...... .. ... ..... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ....... ..... ..7:000 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ... .. 7:00 pm"

-----.......--..... Teaching the Truth of God's Word --

801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
f" Iev. Bill Taylor, pastor
^J Sunday School . . ..10:00 a.m.
I Morning Service ... . 11:00 a.m.
1'i' 'Evening Service ... . . 6:00 p.m.
^ l Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Constitution and Mfonumrient 7>
| PortSt. Joe.

Sunday School ... .. 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth .
Morning Worship .... .. ... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship ............ 6:00 p.m.
** 'Evening Worship .... .. ... 7:30 p.m.,
(850) 227-1724 Wednesday? Choir Practice ... 7:30 p.m.

Rev. Jesse Evans

Robert E. Downs, Jr.
Choir Director

0e Baptist Chu
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.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583
Church: 227-1180 http://www.homtown.com/grace

Two Nights of Gospel Music

Planned in Blountstown, Wewa

The Sonshine Gospel Singers
Association invites you to attend
two great nights of gospel music.
On Friday, February 26th, at the
1st Assembly of God Church in
Blountstown the concert will start
at 7:00 p.m., CT, and on
Saturday, February 27th, at the

Wewahitchka Community Center
'it will begin at 6:00 p.m., CT.
Those scheduled to appear
include-from Central Florida,
The Flowers, Majene Ewing, and
The Lyles; from Port St Joe,
SDayStar; and featuring from

S idM i

Ash Wednesday
As 'Service on 20th
Service on 17th
e'.ric ', o 1.7 There will be a "sing" at Abe
The community is invited to t ; Springs Baptist Church, located
attend a touching service in on Highway 275 South in
, >servance of the Lenten season. *, Blountstown, on Saturday,
special choral music will be sung ;Jh February 20, at 7:00 p.m., CT.
J the choir. Senices will be held -q Local talent will be performing
at the First United Methodist 1, that evening.
Church of Mexico Beach, located Pastor Allen Pitts invites
at 111-A 22nd Street in Mexico everyone to attend and be a part
Beach. For more information,, 'of this event. For more informa-
please call 648-8820. i on, please call 674-5880.

On the Way to Calvary

Oliver F. TYdof
v icrt n Afn i-tr Firc

In Luke 3:4 we 'find, "The
voice of one crying in the wilder-
ness .. Prepare the way of the
LordT"make his paths straight."
John was quoting some
words from the prophet Isaiah.
He knew that he was proclaim-
ing the long awaited Messiah.
John let the world know that
the Son of God was near.

it,' ..t.o. ist' .r. m We are approaching the sea-
United Methodist Church -
son leading up to the arrest, the
trial, the execution, and Easter morning. The New
Testament tells the story of the incarnation of Christ.
During this' season known as Lent, every Christian
should read one or more of the Gospels.
This will prepare us for Easter. We need to refresh
our lives with the life of Christ. We can never repay
Christ for His sacrifice. It was His gift to us. This is-
what Calvary is all about.

Revival Services_
You're invited to participate in
three miracle nights of revival at
Amazing Grace Apostolic Church,
located at Robbins Avenue In Port-
St. Joe., Special services, will be'
Held o 6iiFebruary 17, 18,' and 19,,.
beginning at 7:30 p.m. Apostle ,
Timothy D. Monigan of the,
Tabernacle of Praise Apostolic
Church of Richmond, California,
will be the featured speaker..

Thank Yout
We would like to thank all of
the friends and family who were
there for us in'time of sorrow and
We thank each one of you for
your prayers, the time you spent
sitting with us. and the cards.
calls, and flowers.
May God bless you all.
The Family of Mae Dees
Note of Thanks
We would like to thank
Sunrise Care Center and say
"thank you" to the nurses and
CNA's and everyone on the 200
hall for taking and sho(iLng such.

Day of Prayer
There will be a
Community Wide Day of
Fasting and Prayer on
February 28th. All who are
able are asked to fast from
midnight on February 27 to
midnight on February 28.
The focus of this event is
meant to be prayer. God will
listen to the prayers of His
people and help the people
of this community who are
unemployed or struggling
financially because of the
continued mill shut down.
A community rally will
be held on Sunday, February
28, at 3:00 p.m., ET, on
Frank Pate Park In Port St.
Joe. There will be music,
scripture readings, and
prayers throughout the rally.
Everyone is the area is
warmly invited and strongly
encouraged to attend.

good care and concern for our
mom and grandmother these last
few weeks.
God bless you all!
'The Dees Family

Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
'(1/10 mile north of Overstreet Road)

The Church of Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday School ............. ..... ..... .'. 9 a.m. CDT
Worship Service ....... .. ....... 10 a.m. CDT
Sunday Evening Worship ...... .... ... 5 p.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study ....... .......... 7 p.m. CDT

S Come and Be Blessed!
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe .
Sunday School ................1.........................I10:a.m.
M morning Service .... .......................... ... ................ 11 a.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ................... ........... .. 7 p.m.
Thursday Praise & Worship ................. .................... 7 p.m.

"C C.", I l Sixteenth Street
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship ... .... 10 a.m.
Adult School,, ... ... ..11 a.m. 1
*Sunday School
*Young Children'
e*Nursery Available /
Pastor Rtev.]. Reid Cameron Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.

Science Hill, Kentucky, the blue-
grass gospel sound of The
Make plans to take your fam-
ily and enjoy both great nights of
gospel music. No admission will
be charged; a love offering will be
taken. For more information you
may call, (850) 229-8194.

Thank You
New Life Christian Center
Church would like to thank every-
one for making our 1999
Valentine Banquet a great suc-
cess. Special thanks go to Pastor
James Kelly of' Free Spirit
Community Church and also to
our mayor, Johnny Linton; city
commissioners Jerry Barnes,
Damon McNair, and Charlie
Tharpe; and county' commission
ers 'Warren Yeager and Nathan

311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32-156
rSunda\ School 9:45 am \Vednesda. Night at 6:00 p.m Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00 pm
"'0 taire' nd see hat r th Lord is oodd: blessed is the man that truirerh in Him."
Plelve accepr rhis in irarioI nt, ]in ts in rrwilhip God bless voii!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 64--5026 -

First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Church Office 227-1493 Gus Carpenter, Pastor
Sunday School . . .. 9.- 5 a.m.
Sunday Mlorng Worship . ..... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evenmng Service ., .. 6:30 p.mn.
e \\dnesday . 7:00 p.m.
S, We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us

\ // in.triendIly place ro worship!
_First Baptist Church

Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor


Worship Sunda.s at 10:00 a m and n 00) p m
,. Bible Study Sundays at .9:00,a.rn (all ages',
Wednesday '- Adult Prayer and Bible SrudN at 6 o0 p m
a Please note. all times centraLf

Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648 57"6

t -j ,,MEETS :"
Bible Study: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
Call 229-8310
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
SCorner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue

S' Por't of Vicfoyv"

First CklVcl of fle J\zaz ene
70L. ^ 2420 Lon, A,7\eni, Port St. 3c, Floridai 32456
(850) 229-9596
Sunday Shool ...................... 10 a.m. CGive. unto the. L rd. thle 9lorv
Sunday Morning Worship ............... 11 a.m. due His nime. woship le
Sunday Evening Worship ...... ... . 6 p.m. Lo d in the b' ati,..f holiness.
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m. Psalm 29:2

S111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

S `Sunday Worship
'"Services ....;;. 9:00' a .:-and 11:00 a m.CT

Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor p. John Anderson, Music Director
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424 Office Phone: 648-8820


i .'7:a0`arnd 11:GQa.m. (ET)
+'l+L Sunday School 9:45
8:00 a.m. (CT)




Discover God's Love! _
Everyone welcome 11J

Long Avenue
1601 Long Avenue, Port 'St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Bible Study' Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. (for all ages)
.Wed'esday -,iChildreen & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
", '; Prayer-and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth

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"Students of the Week"
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week" ..
Samantha Nicodemus, Austin
McCulley, Matthew Rich, and
John Pace.

T .l

News Column

Faith Christian School
Students in grades one
through eight who will be contes-
tants in the Association of
Christian Schools International
Regional Spelling Bee are Ryan
Brown and Chellsey O'Neill (first
graders), Brandi Price and Angela
Canington (second graders),
Trevor Burch and Zach Taylor
(third graders), Jennifer Johnson
and Jason Price (fourth graders),
Kelly Geoghagan and Michelle
Perrin (fifth graders), Mark Vinson
and Matt Williams (sbi graders),
and Ashley Smith (seventh grad-
These students were chosen
from each grade level on the basis
.of grades and classroom spelling
bees. Let's hope that they study
hard and do well in the Pensacola
spelling bee to be held Saturday,
February 27.
The students in grades four
through 12 are looking forward to
a paddleboat field trip on
February 26. A history of the pad-
dieboat in America and an expla-
nation of its workings will be a
part of the excursion.
Tomorrow, February 19, is a
special day for those students in
grades four through 12 who were
super salespersons in 'the
Christmas card campaign. We
pray for a safe and enjoyable trip
for the group which will leave here
Friday morning at 6:00 a.m. for a
day at the Wild Adventure Theme,
Park in Valdosta, Georgia.,
I We want to begin a series of
short articles in the Lion's Tale
about the needs of every child. We
thought that we would begin with
basic physical needs. Students do
so much better when they have
had a good night's sleep and an
adequate breakfast before coming
,to school each morning.
Minds and bodies can work
together to give optimum opportu-
nity to learn. Comfortable cloth-
ing and shoes are important also,
and in cooler weather layering
works best for inside and outside
Children should have regular .
dental and health checks, and
these should include eyes and
ears, both so necessary for learn-
ing. If children are sick, they
should remain at home to protect
themselves and others.
The environment at home and
school -should be safe and com-
fortable and school roofs should
be colorful and cheerful, and well
lighted with chairs or desks that
fit the child's frame.

By: Meredith MeNeill

Hello Shark fanst It has been
a busy week here at Port St. Joe
High School, and there are plenty
of events coming up to keep every-
one going. 4 hope everyone 'had a
great four day week-
On February 18,
a financial aid work-
shop will be present-
ed by Gulf Coast
Community College
for junior and senior '
students, and their
parents. The meet-
ing will be from 6 to
7 p.m. at the high
school media center.
Registration for
eighth graders going .
into the ninth' grade
for the 1999-2000
school year will 'be
held on the 22nd
and the 26th. Parents,
watch your mail for your appoint-
ment time scheduled by the guid-
ance department. Parents will
have an opportunity to. meet their
child's T.A.P. teachers and decide
what classes their child will take.

On February 19, the varsity
L boys' baseball team will host Bay
High at 7:00 p.m. Come out and
support our team!
Congratulations to Lisa Curry
who 'placed first .in the senior divi-
sion of the physics
category at the
Chipola Regional:
Science Fair, and to
Ashley Bryan who'
placed second.
Another con-
gratulationis to' the
Lady Sharks varsity
'4 basketball team for a
; great season. The
Lady Sharks fin-
ished their season
with 17 'wins and
seven losses. They
also finished with
the titles of "District
Champions" and
"Sub -Regional
Champions". Great
job, ladies!
Last, but not least, the varsity
boys' basketball team will host the
district tournament on the 18th
and the 19th. Good luck. guys!
Make us proud!

Rodney Herring

Herring is PSJ High's

"Teacher of the Year"'

Rodney Herring was recently
named Port St. Joe High School
"Teacher of the Year."
Mr. Herring has been an edu-
cator at the high school for over
nine and a half years, instructing
in American and world history.
In his spare time, he alsq .,
sponsors the Student Govern-'
ment Association (SGA), and:,
Operates the time clock at the
home basketball games. In addi-
tion to that, he volunteers to drive
athletic teams and clubs on bus

trips. .
Mr. Herring is married to the'
former Pamela Cornish of Lorton,'
Virginia, and is the son ofl va Mage
Herring and the late Louis J.,
Herring. He has two children,
Gary and Holly, and two grand-"
children, Jessica and Jay.
The Gulf County Teacher of
the Year will be announced at the
Teacher Recognition Dinner held'
at the Port St. Joe High School
commons area on Thursday.
March 11. at 7 p.m., ET.

In the photo above are the finalists in the annual Port St.
'Joe Elementary School Spelling Bee held on February 9th. From
left, are Lanetta Bell (winner), Chaney McArdle, and Sam Cox.

. treat them that way and you.
will find a change in yourself and
in them ..
That's all a lot of kids want
today-just a little respect. and
love. and kindness. Pos-lti'e feed-
back and someone to listen to
i them. Ask them sometime what,
they think about something. .
Be ready for any kind of response,
but listen to them without Judge-
ment or punishment. : .
If they use language you don't"
like, respond with letting them
know that that is inappropriate
language or even behavior. Also,
look back at the way in which you ,
yourself respond to situations and
reflect Could I be teaching"
this negative or positive behav-
ior? .
Parents and Students ...
Don't forget, there are books'and
tapes for you to check out to take
home and read together. Please
see "Miss Carolyn" in the office.

2 29-TI PSN



Spelling Bee Champ
The annual Port St. Joe
Elementary',School Spelling Bee
-was held on February 9 in the
school auditorium. Seven contes-
tants from the fourth and fifth
grades were competing against
each other.
They were Daryl Black. Julia
Wigsten, Josey Freeman, Sam
Cox, Lanetta Bell, Jenna Chesser,
and Chaney McArdle. The win-
ning word was skewere" spelled by
Lanetta Bell. She will represent
our school in the county spelling
bee. Good luck and congratula-
tions, Lanetta.
Spring Pictures
Spring pictures will be taken
-on Tuesday, March 2.
Spring Break
h School will not be held March
15 to 19 due to our Spring Break
Terra Nova
The Terra Nova will be. given
to students in grades one through
five during the week of March 22.
Report Cards
Report cards for this grading
period will be sent home on
Monday, 1 arch,29. If you would
like to schedule a parent/teacher
conference, please call 227-1221.
Label Collection
Our school is collecting
General Mills and Campbell's
Soup labels. Please send these to
school today! '

from Highland View Elementary School

Dates To Remember .
February 19-D.A.R.E. Gradu-
ation, 9:00 a.m. (ET)
February 24-Juggling Circus
March 1-African Story Vine
March 2-Buffalo Soldiers
March -I-Water & Kids, kinder-
garten through' second graders
March 12-Harnessing the Wind
March 13-Odyssey of the Mind
Competition ...- .
March 15-19-Spring Break
March 22-Ugly Duckling, sec-
ond and third graders
March 24-31-Terra Nova, first to
fifth graders
Valentine Party .. What a
huge success! The BETA-spon-
sored party/dance was enjoyed by
all There were limbos, slow
-dances, ,bunny : hops, hokey
pokey's, fast dances, twists,
everything Thanks to all who
attended (which was the whole
school) and to teachers, parents,
and staff who danced with us and
helped us out.
This success was under the
direction of club president, Alisha
Chavous, and her chairmen and
crews. advertisement commit-
tee chair, Jeremy Couch, Joy
Martin and Bubba Darna started
their group working about three
weeks ago; Matt Nolen and

Lauren Stansell. with the help ofr
Henry Kirby. Joy Martin. Taylord'
Green, and Tom Boone did an
outstanding job with the decora-
tions and set up for theo party.
Joy Martin and Tom Boone
had all the refreshments ready for
the crowd; and Alisha Chavous
and Codee Richter had all the
music lined up. They even had a
number of drawings during the
dance where the number called-
out won a Valentine bear .
The winners were: Jerry
Gainous, Crystal Lewis, James
Papineau, Kayla Spilde, Brittany
Fowler, Matthew Hunter and-'
Matthew Roberts.', Congratula!-
tions to alll '.q
Our Prayers and Thoughts .
are with Mrs. Frankie Howell,
Mrs. Howell's mother-in-law and
volunteer for first grade. Her sis- -
ter, Leda Mac Bloddworth died
On Valentine's Mistl-
Knobel wrote, "How to Cure a
Love Bug Bite"..
You got to give it attention,
love, care, a home, food, a place to
sleep, and lots of love.
In using Misty's thought, it is
a good time to really reflect on
those words of wisdom-parentsV:'
your children are a miracle, just
as you once were to your parents'

Wewahitchkao elementary

School News .

By Linda Whitfield

Kids Say The Funniest Things
In Mrs. Birmingham's social
studies class, they were talking
about the early Americans and
how the rules for the colonies
were so strict. She explained that,
they didn't believe in "Idleness"
and how that often:"idlers" might
wind up in the stocks.
Then, she asked if anyone
knew. what "idlers" meant. Matt
Dorman was sure he knew when
he raised his hand and said, "Oh,
I know. It's one of the Ten
Commandments. Thou shalt not
Left Book ''
A little girl in Mrs. Pridgeon's
class told her that she didn't have
her book because 'she left it in
California. Mrs. Pridgeon asked
her if maybe she meant
One of Those News
April, Jeff, Trampus, and
Cody Andrews spent a week in
New Orleans this summer for a
family vacation. They really had'a
lot of fun, toured historic places.
and ate good Cajun food. Later
they heard their son, Cody. talk-
ing about their trip to New York.
"Cody, we didn't go to New York,
we went to New Orleans," said
April. Cody replied, "Well, I can't
get those 'News' straightened
Shanell Chumney Is Kinder-,,
garten "Student Of The Week"
Alisa Walker chose the six
year. old daughter of Tina
Chumney as her choice for
"Student of the Week". Shanell's
favorite thing to do in school is to
play In centers. When she grows
up, she would like to be a news
reporter so that she could "help
people". ,, ,,
.She.likes to play with her lit-
tle friend Chelse Strange and she
hopes to visit Alaska, with all its
snow, one year. Some of her
favorites are: TV show, "Rugrats";
color, blue; and song, "Jesus
Loves Me." Shanell said that read-
ing books and playing in centers
were her favorite things to do in
Mrs. Walker said, "Shanell is
so sweet, mannerly and smart-a
model student. She and others
like her make teaching a joy."
Shanell will receive a large pizza
from the Dixie Dandy. Wereally
appreciate Will McLemore for sup-
porting the school. Congratula-
Regional Science Fair Winners,
Joe 'Walker is proud to
announce that" Kody Bidwell won
third place- in Environmental
Science, and Tiffany Laird won a
Special Award at the 'Chipola
Regional Science Fair. The compe-
tition was really steep this year,
arid we are very proud of Kody
and Tiffany. There were far more
entries in the junior division and
this shows that our younger stu-
dents are very interested In sci-
ence. Congratulations.
Biologist Phil Manor Visits
Classes at WES
What an honor to have Phil
Manor visit in our classrooms on
Friday. Phil is from Michigan and
received both his degrees from
there. Phil brought with him an'
Eastern screech owl. This owl is
the smallest in Florida being only,
about eight or nine inches long. It
feeds at night on mice, rats,
insects, and moths,
Another interesting thing is'
that It can turn its head 270
degrees while we can turn ours
180 degrees. (If we're lucky.) One
ear is bigger than the other which
allows the sound to be tunneled
and amplified. This owl, named
"Chatter", was in rehab because
he lost one wing from a BB gun.
Phil also brought in an
American bald eagle, which was a
fully grown male, about 10 years
old. He didn't like getting out of
the cage, but Phil, with the help of
a long leather glove, persuaded
him. He was huge, with a wing
span of over six feet. His beak was
bright yellow and his head feath-
ers so white that the students
could see why he was called a
"bald" eagle.
They fly about B5 miles an
hour, but when they take a dive
after prey, they can get up to
speeds of 200 miles an hour.
Needless to say, the prey never
knew what hit them. Their eye-
sight is far better than ours and
they soar so majestically that it is
easy to see why they are the sym-

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bol of our great country.
Mr. Manor and his wife Peggy
visited in several classrooms-
Rhonda Pridgeon. Alisa Walker;,
Misty Harper, Linda Whitfield,
and Bill Carrn-. (I'm afraid I didn't
set a good example of not showing
fear with the visiting birds.)
All my life I have been afraid
of any kind of fowl, so I j ust
watched with fear and trembling
from behind my workroom door.
Now,i if it had been a grizzly bear,
I'd have been o.k.! Mr. Manor was
an outstanding speaker and it is
clear that he loves his job and cer-
tainly knowshis material.
Mindy's Mom
Mindy Young's mom brought
their pet ferret to her daughter's
first grade classroom on Friday;
Mrs. Pridgeon and the children
enjoyed seeing a real ferret.
Mr. Cupid
Mr. Wooten, a.k.a, Mr. Cupid,
visited each staff member at WES-
on Friday'iand gave them a biud
vase with two lovely carnations.
Friday was like red and white day
here with all the candy, balloons,
and beautiful flowers being deliv-
ered. It was sure nice of Mr,
Keep 'Em Coming,
*Soup labels for the
Campbell's Soup contest .*
*Pennies for Patients-that is
leukemia and cancer
(Little Miss Valentine Winners
Announced Next Week. ..)

Katie Geoghagan New

Spelling Bee Champ
On Thursday. February 11,
after 10 rounds of competition,
Port St..Joe Middle School
declared eight grader, Katie
deoghlagan its spelling champion
for 1999. KFatie spelled "enunci-
ate" to win the competition after
seventh grader Randi Sasser, the
first runner up, misspelled
Other students participating
included sixth graders Aaron
Little, Whitney Nixon. Erin Hill.
Ashley Short, Nikkl Jenkins.'
Lacey Franklin, Beth Cordova,
Megan Todd, Haleigh Goodsori,
and Jake Owens; seventh graders
Brittany Alford, Jordan Hinson,
Austin Horton, Preston Wigston,
Jessica Ford, Brittany Crocker;
Nabrisha McGowan, Josh
Causey, and Andres Kunz; and
eighth graders Patrick Maestro,
Ti-oy Devoy, Chris Perrin, Vicki
Reed, Tyler Weimorts, Adam
Nixbn, Stephen Gaddis, Jennifer
O'Barr, and James Daniels.
On Thursday, February 18,
Katie will represent PSJMS in the
county bee, which will be held In
the media center at PSJMS at
10:30, ET. The public is welcome
to attend and watch the six school
champions compete for the coun-
ty spelling crown.


of Block

by Joe Robinson
Have youa ever heard' of block
scheduling? Don't worry, even if
you are totally unaware -of the
subject., here's some enlighten-
SBeginning In the 95-96 school
year; the Gulf County School
board instituted a system that
reduced the number of high
school classes a day from six to
only four. 4X4 scheduling., as it is
officially called, was aIt _first
viewed with skepticism. ;
The traditionals50 minutes six
period schedule had been in use
for a while, and scqne were afraid
that having only four hour long
classes would be long and monot-
onous. The plan was adopted any-
way, and has grown into accep-
tance from teachers and students
On the 4X4 schedule, you
have the option of four elective
courses as opposed to only two
electives a year. This variety is
very beneficial in allowing stu-
dents to have as many education-
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PSJ Middle School Students Are The Star is the Place for All of Your D
TT"__._ _, .... I A 1. Q Printing and Business Supply Needs

Students at Port St. Joe'
Middle School are performing acts
of kindness and justice this
month as part of the second
annual "Do Something Kindness
and Justice Challenge," an innov-
ative school-based leadership
program that encourages stu-
dents in grades kindergarten
through twelfth to make a differ-
ence in their schools and commu-
nities in honor of the life and lega-
cy, of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The national youth leadership
initiative is being sponsored by
Do Something, a non-profit orga-
nization that Inspires trains,
funds, and mobilizes young peo-
ple to be leaders who measurably
strengthen their communities.

Attention educators If you're
looking for real outdoor experi-
ences to take back to your stu-
dents-the kind of outdoor adven-

from Page 4B
al opportunities as possible.
''Of course, this type of plan
will not always suit everyone, and
wit good cause. Whether before
adopting this plan they realized it
or not, the average course time
has lost an average of 16.5 hours.
It can be argued that this loss is a
crucial amount of time, but we
also need to see that what it is,
making up for this lost time is the
one-on-one attention from the
teachers that each student would
have, as well students being able
to work at their own pace since
the class time is an hour and a
Another advantage has been
linked with the new institution oft
this schedule. Less discipline
referral. The common sense link,
to this surprise ,statistic is that'
the students-become used to their
teachers and classes more than
that of a rushed day where you
have to deal 'with six separate
teacliers'and assignments. It. real-,
."all boils down to the stress fac-
tor on today's youth.
Another big problem today is
homework. Some students,
) believe it or not, have a life that is
as busy, or busier than that of an
adult. Extracurricular activities
such as sports, band, and clubs
consume the time that should
most probably be spent on home-
Block scheduling ,ties into
this problem by eliminating the
large amounts of homework that
were. commonplace in the previ,
qus days of six period scheduling.-
Instead of having to make up six
different ,assignments when,
school is missed, you have only to
redo four. Although it is probable
that there will be a larger amount
of homework if you miss one hour
and a half class, you must also
realize that the students will have,
extra class time for help. due to
iffe extended classes.
Probably one of the most ben-
eficial aspects of the program is,
the ability to earn two extra cred-
its a year as opposed to, the six
you would normally receive. Not
only will there be an opportunity
for more learning, there will also
be the quality with which the
learning is administered and

and Applied Materials, a Fortune
500 global growth company and
the world's largest supplier of
wafer fabrication systems and
services to the global semiconduc-
tor industry.
"Like my father, I believe in
the power of young people to
change the world," said Martin
Luther King III, chair of the "Do
Something Kindness and Justice
Challenge." "Through the kind-
ness and justice challenge, stu-
dents can put into practice the
ideals to which my father devoted
his life."
Each day during the, two week
initiative, Port St.' Joe Middle
School students will be joining
more than 1.8 million students

tures where water slaps against
your: :canoe and the scents of
earthy woods fill your senses-it's
only a phone, call away at the
Florida Game and Fresh Water
Fish. Commission's (GFC) Project
WILD/Outdoor Adventure Week-
Dogwood Acres Camp,, locat-
ed in Vernon (near Chipley),,will
be the site of .this, year's April
workshop,; from Friday morning,
April 23rd, to Sunday afternoon.
. the 25th. This camp is situated on
'16 acres of rolling hills, hard-
wood forest, and ,freshwater
streams in the heart of the Florida
Whether you' are a classroom
teacher, 'home schooler, youth
leader, or park ranger, this work-
shop has something you need-
exciting, hands-on, wildlife-ori-
ented activities in language arts,
social studies, science, math,
physical education, music and
art. The second day of the work-
shop includes a wide variety of
outdoor skills, such as orienteer-
ing, survival, canoeing, and hunt-
ing safety and ethics.
The weekend of workshops
costs $70. Educational materials
are provided at no cost; the '$70
registration fee covers meals and
bunkhouse-style lodging.. -
U The wi-orlshops iarepiopen to
both new participants and those
who have parucipated in other
Project WILD workshops.
Introductory participants will
receive a, Project WILD activity
guide and are eligible for in-ser-
vice credit-lO hours for Project
WILD and 12 hours for Outdoor
Advanced participants' will
learn about North Florida ecosys-
tems and setting up "nature's
classrooms" on site. Through the
program they will be able to hone
previously learned skills, increase
field knowledge. and explore
advanced applications of the
Schoolyard Ecosystems project.
To register for the advanced
program. participants must have
previously attended a three day
introductory program. There will
also be an evening presentation
and slide show on the Florida
black bear. The GFC is currentdv
putting the finishing touches on a
newi Florida black bear curricu-
lum fdor educators of upper ele-
mentary' school aged students.
and participants at the April
weekend will have a chance to
preview some of the materials
that went into writing the lessons.
To sign iup ,for -the, workshop
or for more' information call
Carrie Hamby at (850) 488-4679

and justice.
"Erasing bigotry, fostering
good citizenship,, and facilitating
interest in high technology is good
for our children, good for busi-
ness, good for educators-good
for all of us," said Dr. Glen Toney,
Applied Materials' vice president
of corporate affairs and a former.
school teacher.
SFor more information about
.Do Something programs, please
call 212-523-1175 or visit the Do:
SSomething web site at

Outreach on 25th
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be conducting
Outreach on February 25.in the
North Port St. Joe area as they go
door to door to Inform people 60
and over about the many services
the Senior Citizens Program has
to offer.

nationwide in learning the values
taught by Dr. King-responsibili-
ty, compassion, honesty, and
moral courage-and performing
acts of kindness (helping others)
and justice (standing up for what
is right) in their schools, homes,
and communities.
"We want young people to
realize their power to make a dif-
ference," said actor Andrew Shue,
who co-founded Do Something in
1993. "Small, individual acts of
kindness and justice can have a
big impact on people's lives and
7 ant a seed that becomes a life-
me of service."
Students will record their
acts on a worldwide web site-
www.dosomething. org-and the
top performing school will receive
national* recognition and will be
eligible to win computers and
other great prizes. Last year. stu-
dents from" more than 14,000
schools in all 50 states performed
over 500,000 acts of kindness






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The City of Wewahitchka will accept sealed bids for
Installation of base products, final grading and
paving of a new tennis court at r L James Park.
The court is 78' x 36'. The asphalt to be used is S-
1 and Is to be laid 2" thick. Bids must be received
by the City Clerk no later than 4:00 PM (CST1
Tuesday, March 2. 1999, at City Hall -in
Wewahltchka. Florida. Bids will be opened at the
regularly scheduled meeting of the Wewahlitchka
City Commisilon on March 2. 1999 at 6 30 PM
CST) The CIr y of' ewahitchka reseres he right
to accept or reject any and all bids ana to aRaid
the contract to the bidder who is the loeist and
-best in the opinion of the City Comn-us.sion
Jerril Lnton
City Clerk
itc. February 18, 1999.
Gull' Countyv i considering applying to the Florida
Department of Commurity Affairs IDCA) for a
Small Cities Cornmumri Development Block Grant
(CDBGI of up to S600.000oo 00 These fund must be
used for one of the following purposes
1. To benefit low and moderate income persons;
2. To aid in the pre'vention or elnminauon of
slums or blight, or
3. ':o meet other community development needs
of recent ongmi having a particular urgency
because e.oisung conditions pose a serious
and unmediate threat to the health or welfare
of the community and where other financial
re.ourcei are not available to meet such
The cateogne of acuilues for which these fund
may be u.ed are tr the areas of hou -mg. nrigitbor-
hod reit.alizaion. commercial reviltahzation. or
economic development and include such improve-
ment activities as acquisition of real property,
loans to private-for-profit business, purchase of
machinery and equipment construction of Ihfra-

present, Joyce Gainous read a
joyful prayer poem to Bro. Homer.
After that, Blackshire recited a

Business Summit
at New Covenant
Bishop Napoleon and Past6r
Phyllis Pittman will host a busi-
ness summit for' employers/
employees on Saturday, February
27, at 10:00 a.m. at New
Covenant Church, located at 252
Avenue E. There will be a $10.00
registration fee; lunch will be pro-

structure. rehabiltauon of houses and commercial
buildings, and energy conrenauon Addiuonal
inJormauon regarding the range of activiues th t
may be underuken Mill be provided at the public
hearing. ,
For each activity that is proposed, at least 51% of
the funds must benefit low and inmoderate income;
persons. :
In developing an application for submission to
DCA. Gul 'Count% must plan to mirunrnimize displace
ment of persons as a result of planned CDBG activ-
ties In addition. Gulf County is required to devel-
op a plan to assist displaced persons
The public hearing to receive ciuzen views con-
cerning the community's economic and-communi-
ty development needs will be. held in. the,
Commission Meeting Room at 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 on
February 23. 1999. at 7:05 p.m., E.D.T. For infor-.
mation concerning the public hearing contact Don
Butler. Chief Administrator, 1000 Cecil G Cosun.
Sr.. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. (6501 229
The public hearing Is being conducted in a handle'
capped accessible location Any handicapped per.
son requiring an interpreter for the hearing
Impaired or the usually unpaired should contact
Don Butler at least fle calendar dsys prior 1to the
meeting and an interpreter will be provided Any
nornEnlish speaking person wishing to attend the
public hearing should contact Don Butler at least
fise calendar day, prior to the meetir.a and a lan.
guage interpreter will be provided To access a
Telecommunicaton Desice for Deaf Persons (TDD)
please call (8001 955 8771. Any handicapped per.
son requiring special accommodation at this meet
Ing should contact Don Budler at least five calendar
di s prior to the meeting
A Fair Housing Workshop will be conducted imme.
diatel. after the public hearing on the same date at
the same locauon
lie. Februan, 18 1999

Andjor Ueniltv & 4

Jrtage loa.

Cape San Bias office: 850-229-2777 or 800-654-8689
St. Joe Beach office: 850-647-3333 or 800-411-3717
San Bias Plantation, 8 lots. $19,900-$49,900.
New Barrier Dunes Units with a Gulf View. $116,900-$118,440.
Bay Front, 200' frontage, approx. 9 acres MOL, $260,000.
Bay Front, 1400' irreg., approx. 6 acres MOL, $285,000.
.. INDIAN PASS ..q..
Gulf Front, approx. 100'x397' avg. depth, $250,000.
Gulf Front approx 100'x500' avg. depth, $254,900.
Treasure Shores/1st Adt. Lots 18, 19, approx. 100'x400' avg. depth, $53,000 ea.
Treasure Shores Lot /1st Adr. approx. 66'x250' avg. depth, $36,500. ,
Treasure Shores/Ist Adi Lots 7, 10, approx. 100'x350' avg. depth, $50,000 ea.
Gulf Front Home, 3BR/3BA Fed. Flood Ins. Avail. Great Views. $295,000.
Margaret Flercher margaretl@(la-beach.com Vickle Davis Cape San Bias
Jeff Fletcher lelfreyf@ila.beach.com Cathy Kitchens St Joe Beach
Victor Ramos victorr@fla beach coam
Kim Harrison kimh@Ila-beach.com 9 4 .

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Crystal Sands

OFFICE: (850) 648-4400 FAX (850) 648-4555
TOLL FREE 1-888-385-1844

Sales Associates: Janice Brownell,
Perry McFarland & Charlotte Sanford
Joan Kent, Broker/Sales
121 Ridge Crest Bryant's Landing. This 1993 doublewide mobile
home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, central heat/air, satellite dish, storage
building, decks. This home is near the river, great fishing, never been
flooded. $36,000.
St. Joe Beach
8228 Hwy. 98. NEW 2 bedroom, 2 bath home. Good commercial loca-
tion or rental investment. $149,000.
VACANT LOT. Block 11, Lot 16, approx. 65x150', owner financing,
Alabama St. $26,000.
VACANT LOT. Block 11, Lot 17, approx. 75x150', owner financing,
corner of Alabama & Atlantic. $28,000.
236 Pine St. 2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home, with a room added for
storage, located in second block, just a short walk to beach. $49,000.
138 Atlantic St. 3 bedroom, 1 bath home on a corner lot. Located in
the first block from beach. Has screen porch, extra large storage shed.
Mexico Beach
119, 121, 123 Fourth St. These super nice mobile homes are just a
short walk to the beach. Two mobile homes are double wide, 3 bed-
rooms, 2 bath, single wide is 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath. All have central
heat/air, decks, carpet, concrete driveways must be sold all together.
101-C Miramar Drive This very nice townhome has 2 bedrooms, 1
1/2 bath, central heat/air, furnished, privacy fence, upstairs deck has
water view. Great rental. $109,000.
820 Highway 98. This commercial property has many possibilities.
Located in high traffic area of Mexico Beach. Approx. 1200 sq. ft. lot
size approx. 66x80'. $350,000.
102 N. 36th St. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, excellent condition, zoned
general commercial. $165,000.

poem, "Old Plantation Party,!'.
which she remembered from her
childhood. ".i

A On Friday, February 12, Bro.
Homer Hall of Highland View was
honored with a birthday luncheon
in recognition of his 78th birthday
by the Church of God nursing
home ministry group.
In attendance were pianist
Dee Edwards, Jeanette Hall,
Pastor Tim and Wanda Bailey,
Earl and Melba Peak, Gall Miles,
Joyce Gainous, Dennis and Joyce
Scully, Lucille Whitfield, Bill and
Dora Dunigan, and Isadore
Blackshire. Don Miles .was
Following the luncheon,
which was enjoyed by everyone


Hall Celebrates 78th Birthday

In Appreciation
The family of Craig D.
Buchanan wishes to acknowledge
and express our sincere thanks to'
all friends, family and neighbors
for your prayers, visits, calls, '
food, flowers cards and memori-,,
als. Your kindness will always be" ,
'The Family of
Craig D. Buchanan

McKnight Earns,"

Masters Degree
The University of St. Francis,
graduated 390. students at fall.,,.
commencement ceremonies oni ,
December 9, 1998. Degrees were .r'
presented by university President'
James A. Doppke.
The graduates included 108
students from the university's six,
master's programs, including the
master of science in health ser- "
vices "administration, which is
offered at locations in 15 states. '
The University of St. Francis.
located in Joliet, Illinois, serves,
more than 4,300 students at.loca- o
Lions throughout the nation. The
university offers more than 60'
areas of undergraduate study and
six graduate programs.
Among those who received
master of science degrees in
health services administration:
was James' McKnight, of

News From the
Gatehouse... .
By: Elta Peden-regarding the
Barrier Dunes Homeowners Meeting
The annual meeting of the
Barrier Dunes Homeowners
Association took place onL
Saturday, February 15th in the'
club house where a cozy fire in
the fireplace warmed a chilly day.
Owners contributed the foods for
a memorable mea. .
Retiring president. Jerald: ,.'
Collman, who conducted the
meeting, was pleased that over
three-fourths of the association
members were present. He com-
mented that it was "a very positive.
Newly elected officers include'
Allan Minzner, president; Arthur:.
McMillian, vice president;
Constance Crawford, member-at-
large; Ken Warren, secretary; and
WilliamrrBelt treasurer.- r- "'-
oewer treatment acting-flf
cers are Arthur McMillian, presi-
dent and Constance Crawford.


apologizesfor any billing errors you may
'have incurred.

In order to serve you more efficiently, we will be relocating our customer
service center to our facility on Hwy. 22 in Callaway on Tuesday, FebruaV
23rd. The toll free number will be (800) 273-9757. If your bill is
incorrect, or if you have a service problem, please call this number. Your
service day will remain the same as it is now.

The rate for residential service for 1999 is:
'$14.41 per month with your own container
$43.23 per quarter with your own container
$164.27 paid in advance for one year (5% discount) with your own container

$17.70 per month with a Waste Management Cart
$53.10 per quarter with a Waste Management Cart
$201.78 paid in advance for one year (5% discount) with a Waste

Management Cart i

Senior Citizens receive a 10% discount when requested a
(verification may be required some restrictions apply)
The senior citizens rates are: .
$12.97 per month with your own container
$38,91 per quarter with your own container
paid in advance for one year (5% discount) with your own container

$15.93 per month with a Waste Management Cart
$47.79 per quarter with a Waste Management Cart

$181.60 paid in advance for one year (5% discount) with a Waste
Management Cart,

Rory Cassedy, with -Waste Management, will
attend the Feb. 22nd Board of County
Commissioners meeting to address any concerns.

'i 2.16 .''I


Specializing in Beach Sales and
Investment Pronerties

I Tom Todd
Realty, INC.

LAGOON FRONT, 1553 Indian
Pass Rd., Indian Pass. This
beautiful home is loaded with extras
overlooking Indian Lagoon,


Barrier Dun s, 135 Sable Circle
Beautiful bay view house. 3BR/2.5BA. Has
many nice features; including cathedral ceil-
nig, fireplace, large workshop. Lot size -
approx 75'x310' and 1,636 sq. Ft. Priced at
$126.,900. '

G Gulf View Home, Porpoise
S Playground. Located near Gulf Pines.
SLovely,almost new, gulf view home. Has
2BR/2BA. Being sold FURNISHED and
has deeded access to the gulF. Great
opportunity for an investor because of the
rental potential. FEMA flood insurance
available.Priced at $165,000.

CR 30. Lovely 2 bedroom 2.5 bath

3BR/2.5BA gulf front home. You will be
impressed with the fact that all rooms open
i. mII., 'both to the Gulf and the deck. The kitchen
.,, -has abundant storage area and plenty of
room. Also has double enclosed garage.
.. Priced at $399,000.

GULF FRONT, 190 Cozumel-Drive,
Cape San Bias. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths,
underneath parking for 4+ cars, family rm.,
fireplace, balcony overlooking gulf, screen
porch, widows walk, cen. heat & Pir. Like
new, beautiful sunsets and beach

BRK/Z.5BA, A+ car parking. B'x2U pontoon ,,,
.boat and separate 2BR/2BA 1' x70' mobile R '
'home' included in sale. MUST SEEI

503 22nd St., PSJ Don't
miss out on this spacious, very
well maintained home. Great
location for kids. Just across
from PSJ Elementary and within
walking distance From the mid.
die and high schools Features 3BR/2BA, carport, corner lot. Reduced to $94,500,
seller is motivated.

GULF FRONT LOT. Beautiful large A-n-'
(1.38 ac.) blot surrounded by numerous
new and prestigious beach homes. Has
potential for single or multiple dwellings. i
100: on the Gulf and approximately 600' .,,
deep. Has trees and dunes and is located
on a lovely part of the beach. FEMA flood
insurance available. Priced at $275,000.

'ax BAY FRONT. 445 Cape San Bias
."Rd. Lovely bayfront home has 3BR/2.5BA,
2 car parking, family rm., fireplace, Fla.
rm., cen. heat & air. $279,900. Enjoy the'
beautiful view of St. Joseph Bay.

Beautiful wooded lot. Lovely 1/2 acre
building lot. Loads of trees and access to Gulf
via Neptune Street. $33,500

10Tom Todd Realty, Inc.
2720 C-30, Port St. Joe, FL 32456

(850) 227-1501 or 800-876-2611
Fax (850) 227-3221

visit our website at: www.capesanblas.com/tomtodd
- or e-mail us at TTRI@digitalexp.com
Thomas M. Todd, Licensed Real Estate Broker



An Important Message to Our

Customers in Gulf County
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$2.00 for each additional week, plus 5 for each additional word per week. Call
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'7 p.m. EST at Old Port Theatre in Port
St. Joe. Wade Clark Auctions,
10%Buyer's Premium. AB1239, AU 1737AU1743

Honda Scooter blue, '89 Elite 50XL,
very low mileage, engine needs tune up,
$500 FIRM. 648-3029. Itc 2/18
'1989 Chevy Cavalier, runs great, lots of
newly $1,250 obo. 229-2604. 2tp 2/18
1989 Mustang GT, black, clean, very
sharp. For more information call 227-
1156, ask for Tamara oi 229-2719 after
6 p.m. 2tc 2/11
Dump trucks for farm use. Call 648-
5229. 4tc 1/28

'99 40 hp Johnson, with tiller handle,
$2,500. 229-6412. 2tp 2/18
Two jet skis, '93 SeaDoo, '95 Yamaha
Waverunner, $5,000 for pair. Excellent
condition. 639-3932. 2tp 2/18
35 hp Johnson o/b rebuilt w/gear shift
& steering. $1,200. Pontoon seats wrap
around with captain's char, pedestal,
helm, & water sink, $450. 24' pontoon
trailer. S600. 647-3452. tfc 1/7

2 bedroom duplex, unfurnished,
Beacon Hill. 647-3220. 2tc 2/18
Gulfire, 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse,
1 car garage. Call 227-9657. 2tp 2/18.
Mobile home, one bedroom, large LR
and kitchen, sleeper sofa, washer and
dryer, deck, on corner lot. Call 648-
5033. ltc2/18
For rent in Gulfaire Subd. Almost new 3
bedrgom, 2 bath home. 1600 sq. ft,
washler/dryer, jacWizi g 00 per
month plus utilities. Available 2/ 15/99.,
Parker Realty of Mexico Beach, 648-.
5777. tfc 2/11
2 bedroom partly/furnished trailer in
Highland View. 227-1260. 2tc 2/11
2 bedroom upstairs apartment, 625 sq.
ft., 517 1/2 4th St. Stove, refrigerator,
a/c. -Will improve for stable, long-term
tenant. $240 month with water paid.
Call 227-3579: tfc 2/11

Private office space at
2.36 Reid 'Ave. $180
monthly, includes utili-
ties. Call 229-7121..
tfc 2/4

Day: 227-7200,
night: 647-3882
Ask about our special
St, Joe Beach

Safe 'N Dry Storage
$25 month
212 Third St., PSI, FL

Ofc. 509 4th St.
Port St. Joe, FL


Available Soon! One
Bedroom Handicap
Apartment Subsidy
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
(352) 4713952

Now Open
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Office: 647-3665
Home: 647-5106

Mexico Beach mobile home lot, $75
month. 648-4896. tfc 2/11
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, Port St. Joe. Affordable housing
for the elderly and the handicapped.
Cen. h &a,. laundry facilities, energy
efficient const.. stove & refrig.. fur-
nished. fully carpeted. 1 bdrm., apts. on
site Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.Call
229-6353 for more information. NOW
Very nice two bedroom, 1 bathi apart-
ment, in Port.St. Joe. S390 month plus
$250 deposit. Please no pets. For more
information, call 229-6527. ffc 2/4
2 bedroom house, nice yard, ch&a, 456
Madison St., $420 month, $420 securi-
ty, no pets. Call 227-3511. tfc 2/4
Commercial building, 1750 sq. ft., 107
Second St., Port St. Joe. Call 639-2874.
tfc 2/4
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106.' tfc2/4
Apartments and Homes for Rent: .One to
3 bedroom apartments. duplexes. and
homes for rent in Mexico Beach.
Furnished and unfurnished. Call
Parker Realty at 850-648-5777 for more
information. tfc 2/4
Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport &
laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm., ch&a, dish-

washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apartment. washer/L
dryer hookup.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfc 2/4

Mobile home lot for rent at Me.xico
Beach. Call 648-8201. Uic 2/4
.For Rent: quaint building, clean, small.
easy to decorate, Ideal for small wed-
dings, receptions. dinners, great rates.-
For information call 227-1278, or 227-
1776. tfc 9/25

Office space for rent adja-
cent to Citizens Federal -
$500 per mo., plus utilities.
410 Long Ave.,.Port St. Joe,.
Florida 850-227-7413.
Stfc 2/4

Gulf View

Mini Storage
located on Hwy. 98 next
to Gulf Fabricating


Now Renting Spacious
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Central heat and air
W* all to wall carpeting
laundry facilities
On-sile Management
Voice/TrY Access
0. (352) 472-3952 t

For Rent, One Bedroom
Handicap Apartment
Amy Circle, Wewa-,
hitchka, FL 32465.
(850) 639-2722
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
( On-site Management
Voice/TrY Access
(352) 472-3952
tfc 2/4

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

Multi-family: Tools, electronics, tapes,
furniture, dishes, appliances, golf
equipment, much more. Sat., Feb. 20, 9
a.m. 3 p.m. 207 Oak St., Indian Pass.

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HUGE YARD SALE Sat,. Feb. 20. 414
Arizona .Dr., Mexico Beach. Wedding
dress size 7-8, excel. cond., $50, ridable
Lamborgini car, Little Tike scooter &
sports coupe. Toys, knick knacks, fish-
ing equipment. Children's clothes,
infants size 8, boys and girls. 6-4 p.m.
C' .
1 in't Miss This! White Elephant Sale!
.. Joseph's Church Hall at 20th &
.alm Blvd. Sat., Feb. 27th from 7:00
aimx. till 1:00 p.m. Sale will be held
.rain or shine! Partial list of items:
single bed with mattress 4 tires,
(P285-75-R15). TV sets, monitor, silk
flowers, golf balls, furniture, record
turn tables,' exercise equipment,
household appliances, etc. etc.. etc.
2tc 2/18
Yard Sale: Sat.,, Feb. 20, 9:00 a.m. till,
513-C 9th St., alley between 8th & 9th
St., Port St. Joe. Lots of misc. Rain can-
cels.. .
Yard Sale: Feb. 20th, 205 5th St.,
Mexico Beach, 8:00 till. Furniture and
lots of misc.
BIG, YARDSALE! 115 15th St., Mexico
Beach. Saturday, S a.m. until.

Roofers and Roofer Helpers wanted to
work in Gulf and Franklin counties.
CompetitiUve wages. For more informa-
tion, call DUGGAR ROOFING, 229-
7058. .: 2t2/11
Receptionist/Medical Records.
Experienced "person needed for busy
medical office in Wewahitchka, FL. Full-
time position with benefits. Send
resume to: Human Resource Dept., P.
0. Box 12309, Tallahassee, FL 32317 or
Fax to 850-385-7245. EOE/DFWP.M-F.
Immediate employment opportunity
available in Tallahassee. Long term-full
time posIton for Tallahassee metal roof-
ing contractor & sheet metal fabrication
shop. Looking for Experienced Shop
Foreman and Metal Roofing
Installers. Must have knowledge of
,sheet metal construction. Must be able
to pass a drug test and have a valid.
Florida driver's license. Call "Wenco" at
1 -500-226- 1168 and ask for Sandi.
8tc 1/28


Position Title: Gulf Collaborative
Partnership Coordinator (part time -
4 hours). The Gulf. County, School
Board is receiving applications for Gulf,
Collaborative Partnership Coordinator.
Persons having applications on file in
the School Board office and wishing to
be considered for this position must
request to have their application sub-
mitted. Applications and .job descrip-
tions may be picked up' at the District
Office, and completed applications
.should be sent to Ms. Deborah Crosby,
Coordinator, Gulf County School Board,
.,150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe,
'FL 32456. Salary approximately $15.75
per hour. Application deadline is
February 22, 1999, 12:00 noon,
E.S.T..The Gulf County School Board is
an equal opportunity employer. 2t 2/11
Position Title: Teacher Aide (Inschool
Suspension). The Gulf County School
Board Is receiving applications for
Teacher Aide (Inschool! Suspension).
Persons having applications on file in
the School Board office and wishing to
be considered for this position must
request to have their application sub-
mitted. Applications and job descrip-'
tions may be picked up at the Districtr;
Office and completed applications
should be sent tor'Mr. Chris Earley.
Principal, Port St. Joe High School. 100 ,
Shark Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Salary will by approved salary schedule.
Application deadline is February 19, c
1999, 12:00 noon, E.S.T. The Gulf.
:County School Board Is an equal
opportunity employer 2t 2/11 I
Licensed real estate professional famil-
iar with rental programs, sales, and
office management. Call 227-1774
S. fc 2/11-

,NOW HIRING! Receptionist/reserva-.
tionist needed .for busy real estate
office. Computer and customer service
,experience required. Please call
'Prudential Resort Realty. St. Joseph
Bay Office, 227-2000 for an Interview
appointment.. tc 2/18
Need licensed salesperson. experience
In south Gulf County preferred. Call
Tom at Tom Todd Realty, 227-1501.
Needed for temporary jobs six indiid-
uals displaced by Hurricane Georges or
those unemployed due to layoff.
.Starting pay is $8.00 per hour. For
Info.. call 1-800-311-3685. ext. 3285.
ask for Betty. ltc 2/18


Full Time'position with The S
have good communication an
/skills, computer literate, exce
Ing skills. You'could be gooc
Send us a resume to: The Si
Box 308, Port St. Joe, FL 3245
Cabin cleaner,/cashier at Cap(
Post. Call 229-8775. ask for Tz

Position Opening: Gulf Coas
Cooperative presently has an
for the position of Mapper/D
our Wewahitchka office. Apj
will be accepted until Tuesday
at Job Services of Florida, 11
St., Panama City, FL. Mini
specifications for this position
follows: high school graduate o
lent; demonstrated expertise M
puter operations;% knowledge
base and, spreadsheet operation
ty to learn computer software
Gulf Coast which includes Pa
Office, (GPS), Autocad,
Mapping, and GenMap. Pref
cants with excellent computer
prior experience with this soft
mapping / GPS applications. C
is an Equal Opportunity Emp
recruit on the basis of merit
regard to race. color, religion.
national origin, disability or ve

The City of Blountstown ;s seekir
cants for one (1) full time employee
in the .Water. and Sewer Dep
Applicants must' possess'a curre
Class "C" and Wastewater C
Operator's certificates, as a minim
Successful applicants will begin
new SBR 1.5 MGD Wastewater
Plant. Interested applicants ma
resumes. City Manager's Office,
Central Ave., Blountslown, F
Applicants will be ranked and se
subsequent interviews.
Salary will be commensurate w
experience. The. City of Blountsto
Equal Opportunity Employer. Smo
drug free workplace. This position
Attest: Jimmy W. Hand, City Mane
By: Finlay Corbin, Mayor 2t


llent typ- Placement & Transition Specialist
d at this!. The Florida Department of Corrections
tar, P. 0. has an immediate vacancy for a PLACE-
Gulf C.I. located ini Wewahitchka, FL.
e Trading This position provides testing and
ammNy. placement assistance to inmates in a
'2tc 2/18 correctional educatl6n setting. To be
qualified, you must possess a Master's
t Electric Degree, have one year of teaching expe-
i opening rience and possess or be eligible for
)rafter at Professional State of Florida Educator's
plications Certificate. Salary will be $13.50 per
', Feb. 23. hour for this non-benefited, OTHER
14 E. 9th PERSONNEL'SERVICES (OPS) position.
mum job Experience in a correctional setting, is
n are as preferred. Submit State of Florida
)r equlva- Employment Application and proof of
with com- Florida licensure not later than close of
of data- business on March 3, 1999, to:
ins; abill- Academic Teacher
e used at The Florida Department of Corrections
th Finder has an immediate vacancy for an
Autocad Academic Teacher at Gulf C.I. located in
fer appli- Wewahitchka, FL. This position class-
skills and room instruction to inmates in a correc-
ware and 'tional education setting. To be qualified,
lulf Coast you must possess a Bachelor's Degree
iloyer. We and .possess or be eligible for
, without Professlonal State of Florida Educator's
se.\. age. Certificate. Salary %will be S12.50 per
teran sta- hour for this non-benefited. OTHER
ltc 2/18 Experience in a correctional setting is
preferred. Submit State of Florida
Employment Application and proof of
Florida licensure not later thanclose of
E business on March 3, 1999, to:
ng appli- Gulf Correctional Institution
e to work ATTN- Personnel. 500 Ike Steele Road,
artrmenls. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
,nt Water Additional information may be
lass "B"' obtained or questions answered by
num calling 850-639-1162.
um In the Education Department, there is
work at also a position available for a V.I.S.T.A.
Treatment Volunteer, a federally funded position,
y submit that requires, at a minimum, a high
125 WesI school diploma. This is a 35 hour per
1 32424. week position. Also, a: position for a
Led for32 Transition Skills Facilitator that
leded for requires, at a minimum, a high school
diploma and knowledge of community
with' work based resources. Experience in a cor-
wn is an recUonal setting is preferred. Please call
ke free & the above telephone number if you are
s pen interested in either of these positions.
n is open A Affirmative AU,:n/iEqual Opportunity
Employer If you need an accommodation
eager beciu-e .:.f a d.isabaity in order to participate
g in the appleictU.:.n. elecuo.n pr,:es;. please
c 2/18 notify the hiring autih.:.nly in adlarce.

T R A D E S a n d S E R V I C ESKU 1I


Jeff Wood 227-1559"

Glynt Dykes

"No job loo ig, or too small'
Free Estimates Insured
.tfc 7/2

Free Estimates RF 0066770

~' L Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
* Flea Control *.Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/.
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
Fer ,r, G ulles n urr,'arg we.,
Free Estimates & Inspections

RC ia ',Ct53
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single.Ply & Repairs
.llhere Quality Is Higher Than Fnce'
229-8631 t

BART'S rln
SHousehold Repairs
* Painting, Intenrior/Exterior Deck
Restoration Lawn Maintenance
(850) 229-1051.
.. ... tfc.7. .2 .

Serving Port St. Joe and SurroundiingArea for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition, & Electrical Repairs
RA0043378 ER OQ073


for the Handyman a Sportsman
Sl\ strive to meet yqur needs!
.Hardware BLP Paints Ammunition
Huntirng Supplies 'Mobile Ho &e '& Boat Trailer Parts
,Live & Frozen Bait Tackle *"0ifts and Souvenirs
306 Reid Avenue Roy Todd, Owner
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850) 229-8933

COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens,
fair prices. Home 229-8104. bus. 229-
6803. tfc 1/7

Bookkeeping Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
200 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe : ;
(850) 229-8581"'

C. J.&'s awn
I will work for you.
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe and
S Wewahitchka
Clyde Sanford (850) 6'48-8492


648-5474 FL LIUCENSE ER0010992, RAl 154218


580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet Phone 648-4088
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Fax 648-8752


for All Your Watering Needs!

Mize Plumi g, Glass & Supplj, Inc.
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885

5" Toa4 Sawu,- % 7 7& Setaw

Best prices in town!
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.-

Steve Brant's


IC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call
Mobile 899-0219 or
899-0218 t,,7/2

OP Sv en


Joe Rent-All, Inc.
.- 706 First Street
Phone 227-2112

X10 10x10 10X20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week

^/4ttention t4 6-/etad i
Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fenced
Insured License #RR0067190 f

- ae beven





Pane Eight The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. February 18. 1999

Help Wanted: Must be. mechanically
'included. Please call 639-5552.
2tc 2/18
The Gulf County Board. of County
Commissioners will take applications
for a full-Utime position, as' follows:
Computer Clerk / E.M.T. (Further
information on file with Clerk).
Applications will be received at the Gulf
county Mosquito Control Dept., 1001
20th St.. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850)
227-3696m, Monday through Friday,
7:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m. EST. Applications
will be received until Monday, Feb. 2,
1,999 at 4:00p.nm. E.S.T. If you have any
questions, you may contact Joe
Danford at (850) 227-3696. Gulf County
enforces a Drug-Free Workplace Policy,
and is an Equal Opportunity AffirmaUve
Action Employer.
Tommy Knox. Chairman 2tc 2/11

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Negotiate your own sale price.
Inventory clean out sale, Thursday
/Friday, Feb. 18 & 19. Pawn Shoppe,
212 Third St., Port St. Joe.
Washer and dryer, $150 for pair. ,Sofa,
with queen sleeper. $75. Call 647-9606.
Computer for Sale: 486 Packard Bell,
Windows 95, Excel & Word Perfect.
Great for beginners. Color monitor,
$300. Call David at 227-7529. 2tc 2/18
King size water bed, linens, head & foot-
board, best offer. Next to fire dept., 647-:
5201. 2tc 2/18
Peavy XR 600C, powered mixer, two6
speaker cabinets, with 20 25' cables.,
New $950. asking $650. Call 639-2874.
tfc 2/18,
Arch-Steel Buildings Factory Direct.,
Undelivered SteelMaster buildings. Buy
NOW and SAVE SSSS. 16x20, 20x26,
25x44. Other sizes. Financing Available.
Call Today! 1-800-341-7007. 2tp 2/18

Steel buildings NOW and save SS$S.
Many buildings at factory undellverable -,
due to the snow storms. FINANCIN
AV'All ARI F Pall Immpdiatelp I- 180

FIREWOOD, S10 truckJoad. you
cut, you haul! S65 we cut. we haul. Call
639-4582 or 814-0905. tfc 2/4

34 L1-7007. 2tp 2/II Rings, Necklaces, Knives, Radio/
SStireo, Bicycles, Tools, Layaways
.IR cu. ft. side-by-side refrigerator/ available. Buy Sell Tiade. PAWN
;feezer. good condition, $125. Can be SHOPPE, 212 3rd St., 227-PAWN
een at 211 Selma St., St. Joe Beach: tfc 2/4
347-5315. 2tc 2/'1] :

AVON serving Tyndall, the beaches and,
Port St. Joe. Susan. 647-3651. tfc 2/4

Recliners Love Seats Sofas ,
Tables Office Chairs Rattan :!
Pieces Handmade Dining Table,-,
Chairs and Stools.
Johnnie's Trim Shop
310 4th St., Port St. Joe
j_ i

1995 Fleetvood mobile home. 2 br, 2
bath.master bath has garden tub.
Located at 250 Hunt Lane (GCI Trailer
Park). S 17.500. 639-3339. 2tp 2/18
Lease/purchase 12x65' mobile home on
rental lot. Call 229-8959. 4tp 1/28
Mobile home. 12'x70'. ready to move,
83,500 obo. Call 648-5229. 4tc 1/28


Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday and
Thursday at 7:00.

Owner: Linda MacLeod
Rental, Residential New Construction
Cleaning References Provided
d'e c/18

Catherine L. Collier
A/ Independent Soles
I Representative
S1211 Allen Memorsla Way
Port St. Joe
AV n (850) 229-6460

Chris& Appliance
Repair Service

^ :- ;- '-"' In Home-

477 Ponderosa Dr. PSJ
Owner: Chris Acree'
Office: 227-1402

Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
Phone Mobile
OWNER: Ban Shrrill

Port St. Joe Lodge No. Ill
Reg.. Stated Communication
1st & 3rd Thursday of each
Month. 8:00 p.m.,;
Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave. William F. Watson. W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.

Remodeling, Renovation Home
Maintenance & Repairs Interior &
Exterior Painting Marine Construction
S" 25 years experience

91(85 6471i We also load
Ser;,'ng tie area wA o, We also load
25 years dependable sen.ce rented trucks!

Residential *custom wood
Commercial *Industrial
A ,R Fence
Fencing and Concrete Work
Albert Flelschmann FREE Estimates
EIN593115646 (850) 647-4047

30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229

ALAN STRICKLAND (850) 647-8081
Lbc ER0013168 24 Hr. Service
Do It Right the 1st Time Call
Power Poles Trailer Hookups Service Change Outs
& New & Remodeling Construction

(850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
1rc214 Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067 199

Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
,Financial and Estate Planning' Bookkeeping Service

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

W Cornnies Cover-All

.1 25 Avenuel & 16th Street,* Apalachicola, FL 32320
(850) 6!53-3202
Specializing in: Chairs, Sofas, Kitchen Chairs, Dining Chairs, Footstools,
Ottomans, Barstools, headboards, Bedspreads, Dust Ruffles.
Also Winalow Trealmenis -
Please call TODAY so we may get busy with your project!

A Office: 850-229-6018
F Fax:. 850-229-8976

Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-O-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!
Installation Pump-Out Repair jiiM

Sawy .. Sa 7 T 74S Te .=

Residential Electrical Contractors
Port St. Joe, FL
License #ET0000562 Insured
850-227-1525 4ip2/1i8


aa', f# .

Reasonable Rates & References
SAvailable -
Call 647-9634 -

Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
This area's most experienced rehnishers
827-6828 ask for Dusty

Gary's Appliance Repair .
Phone Owner
850-229-8139 Gary McCroan



at Barfield's Lawn 8
Garden, 212 Third St.
New &. used mowers &
equipment. ,

Good Work Doesn't Cost,
It PaysI

Brush Chipping, Stump Grinding
and Logging *'INSURED
6924 Alabama Avenue *
Port St. Joe "
tic 2/4 Charles Tipton ,r

Attention Homeowners: Was
last year's Hurricane season rough on
your ch&a systemss, or is it just time
to have your system inspected before
summertime? If so, it's time to call
GW Services and take advantage of
our $47.50* preventative mainte-
nance checkup special for Feb. &
March only. Call us today to schedule
your system's check up!
OW Service
"Your Heating & Air Specialists"
Proudly Serving the Panhandle for 4 years
Licerse D CAC057169
*The above price is for 1-2 systems
only (additional systems $15.95). No
repairs made or refrigerant added.
S. ,. 3k2/18

by DeGraff
Affordable REAL
Stucco Work
Over 50 colors to choose from.
All Stucco-
No Styrofoam
Also specializing in:
Simulated Brick
Simulated Stone
Quality Painting
Call Tim, "The
Stucco Man"
Mobile # 227-5424

850-827-2431 HOURLY WORK
850-229-8757. REPAIR or REPLACEMENT

Clint'sHome repairr '

,Small Jobs Our Specialty"
Carpentry, Painting,
remodeling ,
25 Yrs Experience ..-' ,l w
Free Estimates '" 2/ ,

2026 Marvin Avenue
riI. r LPort St. Joe, FL 32456
License #RC0067081

^ PPhone(850)

- -25 ears Epeien 229-6859
,4 ic 1213







12x65' mobile home, cheap, needs
repair,. $500. 647-5106. tfc 2/4

May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be
adorned, 'glorified, loved & preserved
throughout the world now and forever.
Sacred heart of Jesus, pray for us. St.
Jude, worker of,miracles, pray for us.
St. Jude, helper of the helpless, pray for
u s. .I I
Say this prayer nine times a day. On the
eighth day, your prayers will be
answered. It has never been known to
fail. Publication must be promised.
Thank you. St. Jude. B.S.

a -n ~- -

FREE: 8 young puppies: 3 female: 5
males. MLed bulldog/lab. Call 227-
3190. Itc2/18
NEED A PET SITTER? I am an experi-
enced pet sitter with references.
Customized to your needs. I will care for
your pet In your home when you can't
be there. Don 647-3651. Itc 2/18
For pennies more. get latest technology
for active Ingredient delivery in liquid
workers. Ask BARFIELD'S LAWN &
GARDEN (229-2727) about HAPPY
JACK LIQUI-VICT. (www.happy)ack-
Inc.com) 6tc 2/'l

For Sale by Owner. 1990 28x52 dou-
blewide home in excellent condition. 3
bdrm.. 2 full bath, living room with fp,
kit., dining room, laundry rm., new cov-
ered porch with carpet, attached car-
port. new storage shed. new 4-ton a/c.
heating unit. Back deck, large lot.
9595. 3tc 2/4
2 bedroom, 2 bath house In Mexico
Beach, 770' from Gulf, 12 ft. exposed
beam ceilings, hardwood floors, 2
porches. carport. quiet neighborhood.
Call after 3 p.m., 648-4788. 3tc 2/4
Mosdy furnished 3BR/2B home, Ig.
screened back porch, 12.x24 storage
shed. cen. a/h. new carpet. like new
furniture/appliances. By appt. only.
229-2576. tffc 2/4
RELOCATING! 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath
home on 2 shady lots in nice neighbor-
hood at 1003 McClelland. Central h/a,
laundry, hardwood floors, new berber
carpet. screened porch, fenced yard,
large storage building, carport. 227-
2192. 4tp 1/28
Must see. unique beach cottage, wrap
around deck attached laundry building,
brick fireplace w/gas logs. central air.
3rd building set up for workshop, city
water natural gas. TV dish & cable
,setup. ceiling fans. dedicated St. Joe
Beach, hilltop shaded lot including 2 fig
trees, privacy fence around back yard,
asking S59.500. 247 Santa Anna. 647-
5766. 4tp 2/11
Great starter or retirement home. 2
bedroom. 1 bath on approx. 150'x163'
lot. Convenient to downtown, school,
churches and baseball field,
Wewahitchka. 823,500. Parker Realty of
Mexico Beach, Inc. 648-5777. tfc 2/4
2 bdrm.. I ba.. liv. rm.. den. laundry
room unfurnished, with shop or' storage
bldg. out back 523 7th St.. Port St. Joe.
Call 827-2902 after 6. tfc 9/3
For Sale by Owner: 2 story house for
sale, 2050 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2. 1/2 ba.,'
'large covered fropt & back porch.
Features 16x32 master bdrm. w/walk-
in closet. Garden tub & shower, sunken
den, fireplace. surround sound, set-up.
Formal dining room, breakfast nook,
12x16 utility shed. 101 Yaupon St. By
appointment only. 229-6411 tfc 2/4

Resort Realty of
St. George; Island

St. Joseph Bay Office Barr
1520 C.R. C-30, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 227-2000 888-227-2110 850-2

Barrier Dunes Tqwnhomes at
Cape San Bias offer all the
advantages of living in a gated
community: pool, tennis court,
beach boardwalk, fish ponds, e
chip and putt golf. Enjoy white
sand beaches, natural dunes,

Beautiful Home Near the Beach.
3BR/2BA 1,203 sq. ft. open plan with,
cathedral ceilings. Low maint. vinyl,;
spacious kitchen, large util. rm.,,
Kenmore. appliances, all elec.. 2 .car
garage, 4 blocks from the beach in Sea
Shores Subd. at St. Joe Beach. 304
Nautilus. Dr. $109,900. 647-9373,;
wwN.digitalexp.com/ -users/deanmixon'
4tp 2/18
RELOCATING! 3 bedroom. 2 bath
home. cen. h&a. new carpet. vinyl &
ceramic tile. Whirlpool tub. blown ceil-
ings. new appliances. 2 car garage.
fenced back yard. must see to appreci-
ate. 227-2192. 4tp 2/18

Land for Sale: 1.13 acres at Stone Mill
Creek. septic tank. power pole and well.
SI 1,000. Call 639-3371. 4ip 2/4
WATERFRONT home on 1.5 acres on
Dead Lakes in Wewa. 3 bdrm., 2 ba.-
Very nice. 639-2089 or 227-6259.
S6tc 2/18
For sale In Weiva. Single wide trailer,
screen porch, utility room. shady lot,
some financing. $24.500. 639-5920. 1 :
tfc 1273

A nice 3 bdrm.. 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75x150 lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
S55,000. Call 647-3292. tfc 2/4
GULF VTEW Large rrobile home lot in
restricted subdivision. High elevation.
paved streets, city water & chain link
fence on boundaries. Located on Auger
Ave. and Sunrav Court. Beacon Hill.
S35.000. Call Parker',Realty of Mexico
Beach. Inc. for further itro 850-648-
5777. tfc 2/4

Long Term Rental Wanted. We need a
large -unfurnished two bedroom (or
three bedroom) single family rental. In
Mexico Beach on an annual lease. We
are an older couple, no pets, with
current written references as renters.
Semi-retired, our expectation for rental
expense is S600 S700 per month. We
have temporary lodging here in Mexico
Beach and can be contacted at 8509-
648-8729.-The Ger fen's
2tp 2/18
Hightop RV vap. cash or take over pay-
ments. Call 850-835-2527. 2tp 2/18
Wanted to buy: individual looking for
house or lots at SL ,Joe Beach. If you-
have either lots or a house. please
respond with photos or information on
property to: Beach Property. P. 0. Box
1789, Panama City, FL32401.
3tp 2/,11

Collector paving cash for military items
Word War U and older period. Anything
Civil War, uniforms, photos, letters.
equipment, swords. Dick Unterberger,
P. 0. Box 13052, Mexico Beach, FL
32410. 850-648-8440. 4tc 2/4

IN RE The Marriage of
Husband/petitioner. ,
Wife/Respondent. CASE NO. 99-
for Dissolution of Marriage has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, If any, to this action on DAVID C.
GASKIN, ESQ., petitioner's attorney, Whose
address Is Post Office Box 185, Wewahltchka,
Florida 32465. on or before the 11th day of March.
1999, and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on petitioner's attorney
or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief demanded In
the petition.
WITrNESS my hand and the seal of this court
on the 9 day of February, 1999.
Benny C. Lister
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tonya Knox
4tc, February 11. 18, 25. and March 4. 1999.

St. George Island
850-927-2666 800-974-2666
850-653-2555 888-419-2555

ier Dunes at Cape San Bias
110 Barrier Dunes Dr., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
229-9800 800-293-0428, ext. 107

and world class fishing just out- -
side your front door. Excellent rental potential with established
clientele. Premier units available from $115,000. Visit Elva
Peden at the gatehouse or our St. Joseph Bay Office.

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