The star
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 Material Information
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: June 24, 1999
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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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MB Police Chief Resigns
Details on Page 3A
Meredith Ingram Gets
"Abbey" See Page I B

Obituaries Page 8A
Coach Bill Hodges and
Dr. Humphries to Speak
at Program
Where? When? Page 2B
Area Sports Update
Stats, Photos oh Pages 8-1 OA
Faison Chosen for Shrine
Bowl Game _Page 9A
Outdoors In the
Panhandle See Page 8A
Law Enforcement Reports
PSJ, County on Page 7A
Letters to the Editor...
Page 3A

One of two lighthouse keeper's quarters has already been relocated adjacent to
the Cape San Bias lighthouse.

Les Nichols, Tom Gardner, Betty McNeill, Col. Chris Carabello, Jim Norton.,
and Commissioner Warren Yeager scooped the ceremonial first turn of the soil.




July 1st

July 1 marks the beginning of
a three-month phenomena unique.,
to only two parts of Florida-St.
Joseph Bay standing foremost of
-the two. : "
The 1999 scallop season is
sure to be more prosperous than
the past few years. State scallop,
counts are up and the 10 day sea-
son extension is still in effect.
Presnell's Bayside Marina
manager Eckley Sander witnesses
a high concentration of scalloping
related activities each year, due to,
Jthe key placement of Presnell's.
He reports that the scallop count-
,is highest in the tall grasses
around Presnell's and also around
Pig Island. Sanders says of the
mollusk population, "They aren't
gonna be thick, but they're gonna
:be there. Anythirig's better than.
*last year."
Presnell's Bayside Marina is
fully occupied with, scallopers
already. Sander says that scallop-
ers who exert all their, energies in
the beginning of the season are
likely to be unsuccessful. Scallops
;are small to begin with, but grow
.as with time. Unfortunately, many
out-of-towners do not wait that
"People went out at the begin-
ning of the season and only about
(See SCALLOP on Page 3A)

Moving Historic House Out of Harms Way

Groundbreaking Ceremonies
Held for Lighthouse Renovation
After years of concern by local
historians and citizens, both
lighthouse keeper's quarters at
the Cape San Bias lighthouse site
appear to be safe from harm's
w ay .; 1. .
Groundbreaklng ceremonies
were held last Thursday after-
noon to officially kick-off the
8405.000 restoration project
presently underway by Eglin Air
Force Base. !,,
Before. the.. .cremnonles wer
- held, one of the lighthouse keep-
er's quarters had already been
snatched from the water's edge
and placed approximately 50
yards east of the lighthouse.
Recent storms and hurricanes
had undermined the nearly 100
year old structure as it leaned on
its foundation, looking .as if it
might topple over with the next
Impending storm.
Construction crews with L. H.
Nichols Construction Company
tackled that tricky project first,
righting the structure on its sup-
port beams, then moving it sever-.
al hundred yards inshore, arid
beside the Cape San Blas light-
Company president. Les
Nichols (a former Port St. Joe res-
ident) said the moving project was
difficult because of the erosion
beneath the structure, but the old
structures were put together real-
ly well.
Nichols said he expects to
have the second lighthouse keep-
er's quarters building moved to its
new home, also near the light-
house, sometime this week.
Base Vice Commander Col.

Chris Carabello said the efforts to
date have produced a partnership
of several groups to hopefully
eventually renovate the entire

lighthouse site.
He commented on the efforts
made by the Gulf County
Commission, St. Joseph Histori-

cal Society, Florida' Lighthouse
Association, and several con-
cerned citizens in helping make
the project a reality, before a piece

of Gulf County's and Florida's his-
tory was lost forever.
Those thoughts were echoed
(See HOUSE on Page 3A)

County to Apply for Beach Sewer Grant

Gull" County commissioners
held a special board meeting
Monday at noon and decided to
move forward with plans to fully
explor.4-the,-jea-sibJiity of expand-7,r
Ing sewer service from Port St.

Child Rams Truck
Into Boat, Causing

$19,000 in Damages
An 18 month' old child
rammed a Dodge truck into a boat
last Friday, at about 5 p.m., at
Captain Black's Marine. ,
The child was left unattended
in the running vehicle and man-
aged to shift it into drive, sending
it down the alley behind Badcock
Furniture, where it was parked.
first striking a dumpster. then hit-
ting the Captain Black's building
and ricocheting into the $44,000
inboard boat.
The parent of the, child,
Equillair Bailey Williams, was
Issued a citation for leaving a
child under the age of six unat-
tended in a running vehicle.
Damages were. estimated at
approximately $4,000 for the
truck and $15,000 for the boat.
At the :scene of the incident,
no injuries were reported.


Joe west to the Bay County line.
Board members were in
agreement to have the county,
engineers. Preble-Rlsh. Inc..
-Consulting Ei ineers. draw up
specifications for the project,
while moving forward with appli-
cations for Rural Development
Agency (RDA) grant funds to help
finance the project.
County commissioners and
Port St. Joe city commissioners
have discussed expansion of
sewer service through the beach-
es area and also to Cape San
Bias. The main obstacle, as with
most projects of this magnitude.

has been coming up with funds to
finance the project.
County Commission Chair-
man Tommy Knox and County
Administrator Don Butler met last
week with Port St. Joe Mayor
Frank Pate and ;St. Joe Company
Vice President of Commercial and
Industrial Development Chris
Hine to ,discuss the project..
St. Joe Company CEO Peter
Rummell voiced his interest in the
sewer project last year when he
met with city commissioners to
discuss several projects. He dis-
played, a- willingness. to, help
finance a portion of .the expense

since the project would bring
sewer lines to an area along St.
Joe Beach that will be included in
long term development plans of
the company. -
During the meeting.
Chairman Knox said he would be
meeting with representatives of
RDA to discuss the possibility of
available funds for the develop-
ment of the project.
Commissioners also dis-
cussed the important role sewer
availability could play in future
economic development through-
out the southern portions of the
(See COUNTY on Page 3A)

It's Official: TeleMed Is Not Coming

Medical Answering Service
Decides Against Locating in
Gulfs Industrial Park
Gulf County Chamber. of
Commerce Executive Director
Diane S'cholz got news late last
week that she feared was coming.
but hoped she was wrong about.
Betty Neisler;. president of
TeleMed, faxed a copy of the letter
she sent to Florida Governor Jeb
Bush (dated June 1, 1999) in
which she stated her company
would not be locating in Gulf
County. In the letter, Neisler stat-
'ed her. firm's primary concern has
been the availability of a sizable
labor pool from which to draw
She stated in the letter that
the location selected by TeleMed
offers over twice the number of
employable candidates as Gulf
arid surrounding counties did,
while maintaining the same gen-

eral geographical parameters.
In a telephone interview with
Neisler last Wednesday (June
16th), she stated a definite
answer would be announced
within the next few days' on
whether the medical messaging
agency would locate in Gulf
County's Industrial Park, located
just south of Wewahitchka.
The Gulf County Economic
Development Committee had
worked with TeleMed over, the
past few months to help put
together an over $1 million dollar
incentives package and a condi-
tiboal free lease at the industrial
park complex for up to five years,
if TeleMed met its expected three-
year employment target of 250.
The firm's owner had stated
that 70 to 100 employees would
have been hired if the firm located
Scholz was especially thank-

, Neisler's Letter to the Governor

Last Friday, at Captain Black's Marine, a child was left unattended in this truck, shifing it into
gear and directly into one of Captain Black's large boats on the premises.

June 1, 1999
The Honorable Jeb Bush
Governor of Florida
The Capitol Building
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Dear Governor Bush,
I would like to take a moment
to express my sincere apprecia-
tion to you and your staff in the
effort to relocate our company
from Atlanta, Georgia. Our prima-
ry concern has been the availabil-
ity of a sizable. labor pool from
which to draw employees. As we
discussed, if the differences were
marginal, we would be heading to
However, the locale we have
chosen offers over twice the num-
ber of employable candidates
within the same geographic para-

meters. Although the incentives
proposed by Gulf County and the
State of Florida are extremely
attractive, we find it necessary to
relocate elsewhere.
I would also like to thank the
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce, especially Diane
Scholz and Theresa Lowry, who
went well above and beyond the
call of duty while assisting us
make this important decision. The
good people of Gulf County
should be proud to have such
professional representation.
Please pass along my grati-
tude to everyone involved. We
extend our best wishes and con-
tinued support to your entire fam-
Betty Neisler, President

fill for the assistance so many dif-
.ferent groups gave in compiling
the incentives package, including
Enterprise Florida, the -governor
and his staff, Gulf Coast
Community College's Gulf/
Franklin Center, and federal
agencies, as well as several other-
state agencies.
Scholz stated that she was
disappointed in the final outcome,
but was confident that all parties
involved in the process had given
their best in putting together the
incentives package.

Scholz's Letter
to Mrs. Neisler
June 22, 1999
TeleMed Inc.
18 Beck Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
Dear Mrs. Neisler:
On 'behalf of the people of
Gulf County, I thank-you for con-
sidering us in your relocation
plans. The opportunity to work
with you during this process has
offered us beneficial experience to
apply to future recruitment
As you network with corpo-
rate America, please share with
other companies considering
expansion or relocation the eager-
ness of Gulf County to recruit new
business and industry.
"Beautiful" Gulf County has qual-
ity of life and a strong desire to
achieve great things as we go into
the new millennium.
Thank-you again for this
opportunity and we wish you well
in your business endeavors.
/s/ Diane Scholz
Executive Director

The Star On Line at http:/www.SlarFL.com


1 ,The Star

GE TWO THURSDAY, J,UN 24, 1999. '

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Do It Right

The First Time

A GROUP OF CIVIC LEADERS is determined that the proper-
ty surrounding the new marina will not be wasted, but rather.
developed In a complimentary style to the city. No haphazard style
nor will developers be allowed to have a free hand with this piece
of choice real estate. We're playing with about five building lots
adjoining the marina which will be available for business locations
or services and the concern is that the city should. get .value
received for these' locations' and that neither be subjected to 'junk'
construction. .
This concern is being addressed now by civic leaders and plan-
ners that a suitable design and use be determined, even before the
property is distributed to prospective tenants or builders.
IT IS GOOD THAT THE MATTER be' addressed now, because.
it will be next to impossible to remove any desirable tenant, once
he -has, a foothold on the property. City commissioners from
Panama City Beach are having that same problem, right now, with
nude night clubs, tattoo parlors, and businesses sellingsex ori-
ented products in an otherwise attractive location. ,,
They can't make them stop, nor can they make them move.
The residents In the area want them to move or cease doing busit-
We won't have this problem over here, with our tourist orient-
ed business houses, if we zone them out before they even get In.
isn't too soon to begin planning for the near future. A committee
is being formed to have input for design and tenants for the mari-
na vicinity. They won't have the "yes" or "no" power to decide, but
they will have the suggestion power which they will take before the
city commission for a final decision. The commission \ill make an
intelligent decision, based on the study and examination of the
In this manner., we should avoid having anything in the vicin-
ity which might prove distasteful to our town. We have a pleasant,
tasteful town with a good reputation. A little planning before the
fact can go a long way toward keeping it that way.

A Special Interest

BANKRUPTCY JUDGE PETER WELCH disappointed scores of
Gulf County citizens last Thursday with his ruling against a
motion to shift the Florida Coast Paper Company bankruptcy
hearing from Delaware to Florida. Florida interests thought they
had an air-tight argument favoring the move, in that the most part
of the injured parties resided in Florida and neither the litigants
nor those filing complaints resided in Delaware. The hearing
would be closer to home for everyone involved.
But the judge didn't see it that way. Neither did the interna-
tional.saiq representing, local membership., a portion 9f those
sign e' req liest"of he court. The' local unlon me'mb-ers thought
the hearing should be closer to their home base so they could get
the court's decision, first hand, without expensive travel to be pre-
sent for the hearing.
It is another in a string of disappointments for the local inter-
ests involved. It's as if they didn't matter in the case of whether or
not Florida Coast Paper continues to operate. It's just another
example of what has bothered us all along in this matter. The local
working man-the one with the most to lose or gain-is the last
one to know first hand just what the situation is..
BIG BUSINESS STAYS AT ODDS with big labor unions, and
sometimes it is understandable why they are. It is matters such
as this which makes the rank and file sympathetic with huge labor
unions. They have the clout'to do things for the working man and
then they go and do things such as this. when they intervened
seemingly to the detriment- of what the local membership desires.
There is none as interested in the outcome of the bankruptcy
court in this case as the member who resides in Gulf County.
Since he is so acutely interested in the outcome, it seems to Ius
that every measure would be undertaken to keep him informed
without making him read'it in the newspaper or hear it given in a
news report via radio or television. It just makes good sense and
expresses courtesy for this 'to be .the case.
The locaw'orker has a very vested interest in this matter.

Hunker Down With Kes

1 "Use It Again Sam
S"waste not. want not." will ever know."
We recycled in the "old days" Truth is. everyone knew. but
because it made sense. they weren't about to say anything
S .. .. ... three-fourths of the school

I think we were ahead of oi :'
time on this one. Although I don't
specifically remember any speech~;
es on the subject way back there, ,
And' there, was 'no .government,
push. And' I can't say we were 'all,
that much into savihg the environi-' "
ment. And politicall correctness "
was a term that hadn't been born
yet. It was more along the lines of

\e could [ atlord Uirer- pmr o01
shoes every year. It didn't matter
how fast your foot was growing.
Leon got the new pair. i got the
ones he'd worn to school the previ-
ous year. David Mark got my. old,
pair or, ,really. it was Leon's -
extra old pair .
Fit? Are you kidding! They
always fit! If my feet weren't, grown
up quite to, Leon's size by
September, Mother just crammed
a page or two from the Sears and
Roebuck catalogue down in the
toe. 'They look nice,: son, no one

could feel Lhe paper rumpling in
their v\.mn shoes.
David would get on me at
recess, "Don't round second base
quite so hard; You're wearhgddwn
the heel on my shoes.".
Recycling 'would makee "you
think ahead. '' ''
Mother'niade our shirts. So 'if
Leon, didn't get into, todo man\
fights it was .a simple thing as. he
out grewone ,tp. take a couple of.
tucks here ,and there you'd a"
thought it wa 'made for me. We

by Kesley Colbert'

wore "designer" clothes before we
ever heard of such a word '
Recycling paper was as natur-
al as breathing. We "brown'
bagged" our lunch to school for
years! We saved every sack that
crossed our path we'd fold'em
up carefully, stick'em in a book'
and make sure we got back to the
house with them. We weren't about
to waste a good sack! I'd:write my,.:
nameon mine; Leon was bad to rip, -.
his somehow, and ,then try ".to:-
"swap bags"' on you, .. ,
We saved seed corn fromfi ear
to year.' We'd plant it carefully,"
watch it closely, and wvork-like the,, .
dickens to pull those ears. We ate -
lots of corni. We fried it, boiled 'it,,'
baked it,, smooched it ., .. We put it
in puddings. We. made bread ,witi..,j,
it. We "poned" it. Some folks
mashed a little for medicinal pur-, .
poses .. ..
If we had any left over' after'.
supper, we fed it to the dogs or the
hogs. And naturally. every time we
cleaned out the stable or the hog
pen 'we'd spread it 'out over their &
field' "Best fertilizer' in the Worl"'
according to my Uncle Clifford! '-.'
Mother "put up" what we di'
n't eat immediately. She'd take the
shucks and stuffem into' pillows-,
and mattresses. We turned the"
cows and goats into the field to eat"
down the stalks. We dried out thee
corn silk and sn ioked it in a pipe.-'
We saved the cdbs uh we used-
the cobs. ..'well,' y6u' could d6 'd-
lot'b f things with old cori cobs ,'.'-.
The point is we cycled an
recycled and re-recycled'till it 6t
kinda of confusing as to whether '
the cows, dogs, goats, humans or
earth was 'benefitting the most
from the corn.
You could get two cents for anr'
empty Royal.Crown Cola' bottle at'
Woodrow Kennon's Store. Shoot, it
paid to recycle! l
I've got a room in my house"
right now that is paneled from old
barn wood that Uncle F. D. and I'
reclaimedd" from several unused.
buildings along Sugar Creek.: A
pa'f thU 'ofefryf0a iatin Telfves
orrin-my studN..-.. ., ar1d&tt'-idisty
cost us an tlqing- o'rIreserve'it,'v.
except'for a busted lip when orie of'
the stubborn boards popped off'
unexpectedly, and for a few
scratches F. D. picked up when we,
dove into the blackberry bushesltc i
keep from'being detected ..
I actually got recycled once.
Mary F. Pendleton told me I was
her steady boyfriend 'when we were
in the seventh.grade. By the eighth ,
grade she, was head over heels. ,in,,
love with. Bobby Brewer .. ., unl,.
Christmas. Second semester, it,
was Buddy Wiggleton.,
.That summer, it, was. Rickyq.'
Gene Stafford. : In ,ninth., grade |
English she sat behind -4Hollis,
Mayo. She. went to the. Sadie
Hawkins,. danc.q. with:. Skp,
Trevathan .. : .. ,
We' were a very small school;,.
By tile beginning of our Junior year ,
Mary E.-had been out with..every, I

Tun. the Television Up, Mable, SoYou

ONE OF THE first things tQ
go when you begin to age is the
hearing. That's in addition to the'
hair, sight, legs,. teeth and one
other thing ,but. I.keep forgetting
what it is '
-Some few years ago I began
to have "selective hearing", or at
least my wife accused me of hav-'
ing, the affliction. I, thought I
could hear normally. I heard"
everything I wanted to or
more than I wanted to, at times.
Anyhow, my wife accused me
of not hearing normally, so I went
down to Dr. Dame on one-of his
infrequent visits to the St. Joe
Motel and bought me a hearing
aid,. which I wore even more
Everybody in the office start-
ed in on me, then. Everybody
suddenly started talking in a low
tone of voice arid accusing me of
not hearing what they were say-
ing. One lady down here at the
office literally whispers when she
talks, expecting me to hear what

she says.
'According to the folks at the
office, I never was so hard of
hearing until I got my hearing.
aid. Then they thought it was a.
crime the way I didn't hear.

ly for about four or five years,
after I bought [but seldom wore].
my hearing aid. Let me reply,
"hunh?" just once and I get the
inevitable question, "Did you
wear your hearing aid today?"
Well anybody who has ever
worn' a hearing aid knows how
the background noise' bothers
you and literally wipes, out every

vestige of Intelligent conversation
In your vicinity. If they would
magnify a voice as much as they
magnify a piece of paper being
crumpled. everybody with the
least hearing impairment .would
be 'standing in line waiting to buy
on e. ,.. '
Unfortunately,, such is hot
the case. .
They magnify' noises; they
whistle; their 'batteries run down
before: the, day has ended and
they're a pain in the neck to keep
in tip top condition.

was driven to distraction back to

see' Dr. Dame, because .the yeai
harassment, here a t, the office min
became unbearable. If I truly won
couldn't hear, I wouldn't,be hear-
ing the continuous carping,and rem
complaining about my hearing. she
But, I went to see Dr. Dame, "Yoi
just to shut all the cntics up wea
or make them begin to talk to me
ii a normal voice rather than an acu
exaggerated whisper as is their 'JSN
habit. ,- and
:' I put my hearing aid in my'
ear on this special day with Dr.
Dame. sho:
While I was 'alting for the'.. 'add
good doctor to call me in for my,"' ing.'
test, I engaged in conversation hear
with Mrs. Betty Fensom, who was that
also waiting.

Betty won't mind me reveal-
ing to you,'that ,she is beginning .,,
to age ,a-little, just like me and
also is beginning'to lose her abil
ity to hear distinctly. .
I have ,always ;thought. Betty
was a mighty handsome woman
and I have seen nothing over the,



Can Hear
rs to make mie 'change my machine. I kept hearing a hum ,.
d'. She 'is still a mighty pretty and asked the tester what it wpas .
an. He said, "You shouldn't: he
During. the course of our hearing anything."
liniscing and observations, 'But; I am," I ri-eplied. "It's a;*"
offhandedly' remarked to me, pulsiiig rhythmic: beat with 'a lo *
u know, getting old isn't for huim," I replied. l,
klings, s'it?. Dr. Dame then took the ea2
I thought that was a veryp- i himself 'and litened
te observation. Getting old,, phtenty, not waritfng to admit hen
orWeaklgsIt takes mor heard what he 'wasn't supposed"
ore stamina. ,to hear. 'Finally,' he 'had to admitt'
he heard the' sound I was
TO MAKE A LONG story, describing and traced it down to
rter, neither of us needed a pulsating in the electric cur-
itional boosting -for our hear- rent.
We both have 'proof that we; "
r well for our age, whatever
t means. BOTH., MINE AND Mrs.-
I think it means that we both!' Fensom's'hearing teSt ended in a
r all we need to hear and, pitch to sell us the latest In digi-
se around us, talkingg, should ttl hearing.,aids. We both settled,
whisper, but speak up and' for a cleaning, of the .qld ones and
nciate distinctly or-else face. a hasty retreat. -
ing us look you straight in the., i She was off to.: visit her
and say,, "Iunh?" .. daughter down south.. ."the one
I eyen heard a noise whichv- my wife used..to baby sit with
n't supposed to be on the' before we were married.

USPHS 51880
.Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, In. .
Second Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL
Wesley R. Ramsey . Editor & Publisher, President
'W illiam H. Ramsey . . . Vice President'
Frenchie Ramsey . Treasurer, Office Manager
Shirley Ramsey . Graphic Design/Bookkeeper

Send Address Change to:
Post Office Box 308
Port St. Joe'Fl~'32457-03081
Phone (850) 227-1278

TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements
the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage Further than
amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed, word thoroughly convinces. The
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.

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five percent ofthem had any luck.
Then they'd get discouraged and
go home. I feel like 50 percent of
the people that go out this year
will get scallops." Sanders says.
For every scalloper there lies a
multitude of responsibilities.
Sanders stresses the need for
safety gear in boats, saying "Most
people don't realize you need
flares, sound-making devices,

floats, and divers-down flags, if
you are using scuba equipment or
masks and snorkels. It's helpful to
have a checklist made up before
you go out, because the Florida
Marine Patrol's gonna be out
there, and they'll stop you".
Another safety issue that has
manifested itself is a dangerous
maneuver perhaps influenced by
the "Titanic" craze as of late. "I'd

County from Page 1

Culvert. Policy Review
Board members reviewed
current fees charged to residents
for .the installation of roadside
culverts by county crews.
A fee of $100 for a 20' culvert
installation is currently in place.
During discussion, the board
pointed out that it costs the coun-
ty considerably more than that to
install the drainage pipes.
The commission agreed to
immediately begin requiring


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by Congressman Allen Boyd's rep-
resentative Jim .Norton and
County Commissioner Warren
P, plans are currently being for-.
mulated to turn the historic site
over. to the county to supervise
and oversee, possibly even as a
historical park or museum attrac-
tion, Discussions are in progress
to iron out the details and make
plans for operations of the site.
Those plans would probably call
for assistance from the historical
society and t-ie Florida Light-
house Association..
Funds are currently available
to .completely renovate and
restore one of the. lighthouse
keeper's quarters and the light-
house itself. ..
Other funds are being sought
to renovate the other keeper's
It is estimated that the first
keeper's quarters renovation pro-
ject will be complete by January
of next year (2000).
., The, project's starting date
was-delayed 12 days while the .Mr
Eorce waited for. a newborn eagle..
to fly from its nearby nesting


(From Page 2)
eligible body she could find she
waited one afternoon 'til football
practice was over. "Kes, didn't
we have so much fun back In the
seventh grade would you like
to ride out to the Dairy Bar.... you
know you've always been the only
one for me ..." -
'In' 1964. I had supper one
evening with Dr. George Carpenter.
As soon as we finished, he begin to
separate some of the trash. "What
in'th'e world is he doing?" I asked
his daughter as soon as we were
out of earshot.
"Oh, daddy thinks garbage is
going to be a big problem someday
in. America. He buries as much as
he can in the backyard. He says it
will break down organically and
thereby be used again. He thinks if
We don't start reusing some of our
waste 'it's going to pile up around
us and .eventually. we will be'
consumed by it." ..
Whew! I got away from that girl
as :fast as I could If the father is
nuts, some of it might rub off on
the daughter.. you know what I
We -recycled out of necessity. If
we would of had more, we probably
would have wasted morel Let some
later generation worry about...
What Goes Around,



Honest, "Dependable
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mitered (tapered) culvert pipe be
required, and will further look at
culvert installation fees and policy
during its next board meeting.
Special Waterways Grant
The board declared a state of
emergency allowing the Gulf
County Sheriffs Office to pur-
chase a new 22' boat, motor, and
miscellaneous equipment before
the Fourth of July weekend.
Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen said the department's
boat was currently out of service
and has reached; the point of
being undependable. Last year,
during and around July 4th
weekend, several close waterway
calls occurred.
McKelthen said the sheriffs
department 'Is the first line of
response to waterway accidents
and emergencies.
"We had two calls Monday,
but : were, unable to respond,
immediately because of the lack
of an operable vessel-fortunate-
ly, those situations worked out
well," he said.
,The boat and equipment will
be paid for through a special
waterways grant which will pay
100% of the cost. The boat grant
is good for up to $35,000.
A 22 foot Pathfinder boat
equipped with a 150 horsepower
outboard is being purchased from
Indian Pass Marine, after the
sheriffs office received quotes
from area boat dealers.
-. "The boat'will be in active ser-
vice on local waterways through-
out .the holiday weekend,"
McKeithen said.

like to stress that it's against the
law for people to ride on the bow
of a moving boat...and it's danger-
ous, too!" Sander warns.
Also, above all else, scallopers
need to be aware of state regula-
tions that are liable to change
yearly. Please take a moment to:
read the following update:
Attention Scallopers!l:
The bag limit, this year, is two
gallons of whole bay scallops in
the shell, per season, per day, or'
one pint of bay scallop meat per
person, per day. At no time can
you possess more than 10 gallons
of whole bay scallops in the shell,
or half a gallon of bay scallop
meat aboard any vessel, regard-
less of the number of people that
may be aboard the vessel.
Bay scallops shall only be
harvested by hand, or by the use
of a landing or dip net. Trawls,
drags and dredges are strictly pro-
The season is scheduled to
close September 10 again this
If you are required to have a
fishing license to fish, you are
required to have a fishing license
to harvest scallops. The only
exception to the license require-
ment is if you are a Florida resi-
dent wading in not more than four
feet of water, and are not using
any type of 'breathing device
(including snorkel) to aid in locat-
ing the scallops.
If purchased through the
county tax collector's office,
Florida residents can expect to
pay $13.50 for a one year saltwa-
ter fishing license, or they can pay
$11.50 for a 10 day permit. Non-
residents can purchase a three
day license for $6.50, a seven day
license for 816.50. or an annual
license for S31.50. Licenses can
also be purchased through a sub-'
agent, such as a marina, conve-
nience store; or tackle shop.
The Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce will also be sponsoring
the second annual St. Joseph Bay
Scallop Festival this year on
September 3-5.

Mexico Beach Police Chief Mitchell T.

Pollock Tenders Resignation Wednesday

Mexico Beach Police Chief
Mitchell T. Pollock resigned
Wednesday following allegations
made against him. He addressed
.*those allegations in a written let-
ter of explanation published
.'below: ,

The news media stories of the
past two days have left my family,
friends, co-workers. community.
and myself absolutely devastated.

First, I would like to thank all,
my lovely friends for the support
they have given to my wif e and me
during this difficult time. You
have made it almost bearable.
Most important, however, I
would like to :apologize to the
polite- officers and firemen who
work for me for allowing, such a
controversial and dark issue to
tarnish the hard work and profes-
sional dedication they provide
eaph day to this city.

As the news reports have
indicated, sexually explicit
Internet sites were accessed on
city-owned computers and even
during normal working hours.
Not to use it as an excuse, but
simply as an explanation, the City.
of Mexico Beach has no policies.
regarding the use of city comput-
ers or the Internet. I am certain
this will now change. Computers,
as a whole, are a fairly rnew con-
cept to the way our 'city does its
My own past statement, sey-
era] months ago. to our police offi-
cers was that the Internet was not
.to be used illegally'and that-any
sensitive materials were not to be
left laying around.

As the reports also indicate.,
these sites have been accessed
since April 1998. And yes, I have
accessed' these sites. But. what'
the reports fall to clarify is the fact ,

FCPC Bankruptcy Case

Remains InIDelaware

A change 'of venue motion'
filed by the Gulf County Tax
. Cojilector, City of Port St. Joe, and
St. Joe Natural Gas Company was
denied by a U.S. Bankruptcy
Court judge last Thursday in
The three entities are listed as
major creditors to Florida Coast
Paper Company, which has filed
for Chapter 11 reorganizational
bankruptcy, and have a cumula-
tive claim of just over $7 million-
almost one-third of the debtor's
total stated liabilities (outside of '
bond payment obligations).
The petition had called for the
proceeding to be held in close
proximity to the major creditors'
places of business (Northwest
Florida). It further stated that laid
off mill workers would also be
able to hear firsthand what was
going on relating to their jobs.
It was announced In last
-week's Issue of The Star that two
of the international unions had
filed objections to the motion.

Several members of the local
unions dropped by The Star office
late last week to add emphasis to
the fact that it was the interna- .
tional unions that filed the objec-
tions. In fact. it was pointed out
that the local union members
were pretty well unified in their
stance to support the change of
venue motion.
As one of the members stated.
"We would like to know firsthand
what was going on with the case.
and we can't afford to go to
Delaware to find out."
Another member stated that,
"People within the community
have poured their hearts out to us_
during these troubled times, and
we don't want them to think we
objected to this."
Attorney for the Gulf County
Tax Collector, Pat Floyd, said ,
about the failure of the motion.
"This would have made sense for
all parties involved in the litiga-

that these sites were accessed for
research purposes; both scholas-
tically (on a graduate level), and
Had the individual who
reported the event to the news
media asked .for clarification. I
could have directed him or her to
my second in command, Lt. Hall,
whom I had told about the
research when it was initiated,
and my wife-who knew of the
research and cautioned me on the
perception it could present if
someone uninformed "came
across" the'materials. :
Also, I could have presented
that person with copies of perti-
nent writings I had accomplished
from the research in the field of
sexual deviancy and its possible
links to crine. I could have also
let the reporting person call the
FDLE agent I spoke to recently
specifically relating who I, was,
what information I was .looking
for. and why I wanted it.
But, I. was not afforded that
opportunity and we all saw the
results splashed across the news
I have. to voice a tremendous
concern with. the way the media
reported and portrayed this inci-
dent. The station that broadcast-
;ed the story three times yester-
day, June 22. kept referring to the
story as an investigation. I quote.
"Chief Pollock was devastated to
learn of our investigation."
I am sorry, but had it been a
real "investigation" by the media,
the news event would not have
,been released using only the
slanted side that was portrayed. I
am not a story to be "exclusively
scooped." I am a person who has
a family, career. fnends, and a
personal life that have all been
irreversibly damaged by these.
reports' and the way they were
The person who reported the
event to the media, and the initial
reports that were aired, have ren-
dered me ineffective to do my job.
The twenty-three years of public
service I have provided in. what
many would say. an exemplar)'
manner has all been thrown by
the wayside. I thank the Lord for
the people who know me and
know what I am about,
/s/ Mitchell T. Pollock

Rebuttal to Newspaper Articles

Dear Editor:
The volunteer responsible for
articles that have appeared in The
Star and Herald about the Port
St. Joe nursing home and was
refused admittance for Justifiable
reasons has not resulted in any
void in the patients' well being.
It needs to be repeated that ',
complaints reported to the State
Examiners are irwnvestigated. The
facility continues to get superior
It has exceptional volunteers.
and they would confirm what I.
have represented. They. like me.'
have no fear of retaliation (sic) for
what they say or do.
'The' big question. Is why the'
Herald doesn't publish rebuttal
they receive from the majority but
feel obligated to print articles by a
very. very small minority.
I have spent over 6000 hours
the past 6 years in the nursing
home as a volunteer and helping
care for my wife. I feel the amount
of time I spend their (sic) qualifies
me to make the above statements.
This. article does, .hot neces-

sarily reflect the views of the
nursing home. It is just my way of
trying to balance the scale.
/s/ Paul Summerlot

Better Boating
Editor. The Star
Sir, I hope you will print this
letter & I feel sure I speak for a lot
of small boat owners in St. Joe &
Gulf County as a two year home
owner and full time resident.
We the small boat owners
have beer; thrown a bone while
the big boat owners who can
afford to park their boats at the
new marina have been given the
steak. The city boat launch is too
shallow for most boats to cross
the sand bar. Also the parking
should be expanded to the side of
the launch for better parking.
If the mayor and city counsel
(sic) want to do something for the
little man, then make a decent
launch for the small & poor boat
Thank you
Ralph Haines..

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Casi Michelle Lindsey, Robert Forest Knowles III Repeat Vows

Ceremony Held in Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Wewahitchka; Bride's Uncle Performs Rite

Casi Michelle Lindsey and
Robert Forest Knowles III were
united in marriage at four o'clock
in the afternoon on April 10th at
Glad Tidings Assembly of God
Church in Wewahitchka. Dr.
Richard L. Hamm, uncle of the
bride, performed the double-ring
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lindsey of
Wewahitchka. She is the grand-
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benton

Hamm of Wewahitchka, Mr. and
Mrs. M. L. Lindsey of Port St. Joe
and Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Whitfield
of Ashford, Alabama.
The groom is the son of Penny
McLemore and Bobby Knowles,
both of Wewahitchka. He is the
grandson of Minnie Ola McDaniel
and the late Thomas McDaniel,
and Belle Knowles and the late
Robert Knowles, all of
Upon entering the church,

guests registered in the bride's,
book which was placed on the"
foyer table. On one end of the',
table was placed the wedding ini-
tation in a frame embellished with"'
ivory pearls. The other end of the
table held a crystal vase of ivory.
tulips, and an ornament stand
with a large frosted glass orna-
ment hand painted with a bride
and groom and the wedding date.
Ivory pillar candles entwined
with ivory tulle and roses, high-
lighted by a ,white dove. formed
the backdrop 'to the platform
where the couple exchanged
%\'ows. The platform w as decorated
with four large candle trees and.
each tree was embellished \with
pink and zwory tulips accented
with greenery.
The platform railing 'vas.
draped with irorv tulle and gar-"
lanrds of greenery and ivory roses.
Large trees in Ivory tulle contain-
ers were placed on each side of
the platform.
A large altar arrangement
consisted of ivory tulips accented
with several variations of igreen-
ery. The pew and the unity candle
were decorated with large flowing
bows of sheer ivory luminescent
Prenuptial music was ',per-'
formed by violinist and cello
members of the .Tallahassee
Symphony. They performed sev-
eral classical selections as: the
mothers were seated, and as the
minister, groom and the wedding
party proceeded down the aisle.
The bride was escorted down
the aisle by her father. They
entered the sanctuary to

Pachelbel "Canon".
The bride wore an a-line gown
of candlelight silk that featured a
scooped neckline and sleeveless
bodice edged with handsewn
pearls. The fitted bodice was cov-
ered with silk ,floral appliques
embossed with iridescent sequins
and pearls, which were also scat-
tered about the skirt and train of
the gown.
Silk covered buttons
enhanced the back of the gown
and flowed down the full length of
the train. She carried a bouquet
of ivory tulips hand tied with
sheer ivory ribbon. She tore a
floating pearl necklace and pearl
earrings. The bride's garter was
made from the lace taken from
the baby dress she wore home
from the hospital at three days
old. ,
Childhood Iriend of the bride,
Carrie Redmon of Tallahassee,
was the maid of honor. Long time
friends of the bride, Jacque Smith
of Tallahassee, and Amy Lister of,
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, were the
bridesmaids. ,
Lindsay Hamm of Fort Mill,
South Carolina and Caroline
Capps of Port St. Joe, both
cousins of the bride, were the
junior bridesmaids.
SThe bridal attendants were
attired in soft pink dresses featur-
ing a scooped neckline and short
sleeves. The dresses 'were
enhanced by a soutache trimmed
cummerbund which tied, atthe
They carried bouquets of light
pink, roses and baby ivory tulips
hand tied with sheer ivory ribbon.

Each attendant wore soft pink
pearl necklaces given them by the
Tranum McLemore of
Wewahitchka, served his 'brother
as best man. Childhood friends of
the groom, Denny McGlorn of
Wewahitchka and Matthew
Birmingham of Pensacola 'were
the groomsmen. Richie and
Brandon Hamm of Fort Mill,
South Carolina, cousins of the
bride, were ushers.
The groom and his attendants
were attired in. classic black tuxe-,
I dos with black vests and bow ties.
Their. boutonnieres were ivory,
baby tulips nested in a tulip leaf.
As the bride's father present-
ed her to the groom,,her grandfa-
ther, Benton Hammi, sang
"Because", accompanied by Myrt
Brooks at the piano. .
At the lighting' Iof the unity
candle, Kyle Pippin, special family
friend: sang "The Parents' Prayer".
After a special blessing 'ron the
couple by the bride's uncle, the
couple, left the, sanctuary to
Vivaldi's' "Spring."
Following the ceremony,
guests were invited to a reception
at the Wewahitchka' Comuniutyni
Center which' was decorated in

the bride's chosen colors of ivory
(See CEREMONY on Page. 5A)

To Marry
Mr. and Mrs. David
Abrahamson would like. to
announce the upcoming marriage
of their daughter, Donna Smiley,
to Patrick F. Cantley. Patrick is
the -son of Robert and Ruth
Cantley of Wewahitchka.
The wedding will be July 9th
at 7:00 p.m., CT,' at 'Family
Worship Center Church of God in
Lynn Haven.

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Dr. and Mrs. -Owen D.
Oksanen attended the 44th
Annual Great Smokey Mountains
Pediatrics Seminar from June 17
through June 19. last week in
Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This sem-
inar is an annual event given by
the University of Tennessee
Graduate School of Medicine and
the Knoxville Area Pediatrics
This is the second year the
Oksanens have attended. The
seminar covered a range of topics
updating current pediatrics from
birth defects, diabetes, ADHD,
asthma and other respiratory dis-
orders, to newer issues in combat-
ing infectious disease in children.
Conferences such as this, in
conjunction with the regular con-
tinuing education programs pro-
duced by the Florida and
American Academy of Family
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local physicians up-to-date in the
best ways to provide healthcare
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Final Plans
Gretchen Lea Stevens and
Christopher Lee Upchurch have
announced their final wedding
plans. The couple will be united in
marriage at 4 p.m. on Saturday,
June 26th, at First Baptist
Church in Port St. Joe.
All family members and
friends of Gretchen and
Christopher are cordially invited
to witness this blessed event.

,Lovetts Share:
c 50 Wedded Years

James and Minnie Lee Lovett
celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary on Friday, June 18th.
in Chipley at the home of Rick
and Brenda Lovett. They enjoyed
a time of family fellowship and a
country meal prepared by'
James and Minnie Lee were
married on June 20. 1949 in
Thomasville, Georgia. They reside
in. Port St. Joe where they have
lived for the past 49 years.
The Lovetts have two sons.
Rick and Terry Lovett, a daugh-
ter-in-law, Brenda, and four
grandchildren, Rebecca Owens.
and Herrika, Kristen, and Caleb

Support Area Girl
Scout Fundraiser
Port St. Joe's Junior Girl
Scout Troop #242 has planned a
fundraising event to raise money
to sponsor a group trip to Tampa
in the fall. ..
The troop will hold a car wash
and hot boiled, peanuts and yard
sale on Saturday, June 26th. The
soap bubbles .start building at
9:30 a.m. at the Capital City Bank
parking lot.
Everyone in the community,
and those visiting the area, are
asked to .stop by during these
events and help support these
worthy young ladies.

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Couple Engaged

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engagement and forthcoming
marriage of their daughter. Laura
Susanne Durrant. to Steven Perry'
Wells, son of Max and Joyce Wells
of Chipley.
The bride-elect is currently
employed with 'the Clerk of the
Court's office in Gulf County.

Her flance is employed as an
engineer with Applied Research
An August 14 wedding is
planned for 12:00 E.T. at Oak
Grove Assembly of God Church,In'
Port St. Joe with a reception
immediately following. All friends'
and relatives are invited to attend. -

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son, Stan Kennedy on Hwy. 84, 2 miles west of Donal-
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but all friends and relatives are welcome to attend. The
couple request no gifts, but would enjoy a written remem-
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and soft pink. After being
announced by the d.j. with special
fanfare music, the bride and
groom had their first dance to
"Always and Forever". The bride
and her daddy then danced to
"Daddy's Little Girl".
The bride's table held the
wedding cake which consisted of
four cakes with ivory frosting, dis-
played atop varying height
pedestals. Soft pink tulle, strands
of ivory pearls and garlands of
greenery and tea roses draped the
pedestals and the table.
Three ivory pillar candles on
candleholders of varying height
were placed among the cakes. The
table was highlighted with an
arch of ivory tulle, garlands of
greenery, tea roses, white lights
and sheer pink ribbon.
The groom's table featured a
baseball diamond shaped cake
decorated with an Atlanta Braves
theme. Also on the table were a
silver coffee service and a three-
tiered tray of pastries.
The buffet tables were cov-
ered in lace table cloths and
draped with ivy: and pink tulle.
The delicious trays of food were
displayed on pedestals of varying
.- heights nestled among pink. tulle
ahd ivy. The tables were centered
.- ,with a large arrangement of pink
Round tables covered as the
buffet tables, held a flowing foun-
tain of sparkling punch, a fruit
tree with chocolate fondue, and
arrangement of ivory tulips. The
dining tables and chairs were cov-
ered in linen and the chair backs
featured stems' of pink tipped
ivory stephanotis tied with bows

Julia Christine Pridgeon

Announce Birth
Jonathon Pridgeon is proud
to announce the birth of his sis-
ter, Julia Christine, born April
25th. Julia weighed eight pounds,
five ounces, and was 20 1/2 inch-
es long.
Julia's parents are Brad and
Rebecca Pridgeon. Her grandpar-
ents are Ann Pridgeon of Port St.
Joe, and Phil and Sally Woods of
Swarty Creek, Michigan.

of pink tulle and luminescent
sheer ribbon.

The round tables were draped
with swags of ivy and featured
three pillar candles of varying
height nestled in tulle and sur-
rounded by scattered stephanotis
blossoms. Trees covered in white
lights were placed about the area
and the ceiling was covered with
floating balloons of luminescent
pink and ivory with trailing ivory

The wedding was directed by
Anita Hamm of Fort Mill, South
Carolina, aunt of the bride. The
bride's cake was served by Donna
Roberts, special family friend, and
the groom's cake was served by
Teri Knowles, sister-in-law of the
In a shower of birdseed and
best wishes, the couple departed
for a week's cruise to the Bahama
Islands. They now reside in Fort
Walton Beach.

Prenuptial parties;
An engagement party for the
couple, their parents, 'and the
bridal party was hosted by
Charlie and Monica Henry, Carrie
Redmon, and John and Diane
Clark at the Henry residence on
Panama City Beach.

A "Creative Memory" party
held at the home of Imogene Miles
was hosted, by Peggy Revell,
Micah Peak, Sharon Carter,
Shirley Robinson, Pat Stripling,
Angle Suber, Lesia Webb, Jacque
Smith and Imogene Miles.
-A miscellaneous calling show-
er was held in the fellowship hall
of Glad Tidings Assembly of God
in Wewahitchka. It was hosted by
,Sheri Pippin,. Pat Stripling, Susie
Pitts, Veronica Carter, Myrt
Brooks, Galena Pippin, Shirley
:Robinson, Carol Kelley, Linda
Whitfield, Linda Skipper, Mary
Ellen Gortman, and Betty Homrne.

A dinner and surprise miscel-
laneous shower was given by co-
workers and friends in

The bride and her brides-
maids took a "bachelorette" trip to
Orlando for a long weekend of.
shopping and going to Disney
The groorm and his grooms-,
anen, took a "bachelor" trip to
Atlanta, Georgia for a weekend of
A lovely appointed catered
bridesmaid luncheon was given
for the bride, her attendants, and
her guests by Donna Roberts and
Sheri Pippin at the Pippin resi-
dence In Wewahitchka.
Following the rehearsal, the
groom's parents hosted a dinner'
in the church fellowship hall. A
delicious barbecue meal with all
the trimmings was enjoyed by the
,wedding party, family and friends.

On the morning of the wed-,
ding the bride and her attendants
were guests at a breakfast hosted
by Carrie Redmon and Diane
Clark at the Clark residence in


Class of 1969's
30 Year Reunion
Organizers of the 1969 30
year class reunion would like to
remind classmates and teachers
of the upcoming 4th ol'July wveek-
end reunion.
A dinner (dutch treat) at
Butler's Restaurant beginning at
6:30 pm, Friday. Julv 2. will kick
off the fun-packed n'eekend to be
held in Port St. Joe
Saturday. July 3. a family pic-
nic will be held at the local
Centennial Building. Head Chel'
will be Teedy Nobles. with Glen

The Mannons

Celebrate 50 Yrs.
Jim and Barbara Mannon of
Gulfaire will celebrate their 50th
wedding anniversary on June 26
at the Gulf County Senior Citizen
and Community Center. The cele-
bration will be hosted by their
children,, Larry and Betty
Mannon, Ray and Vicki Pickens,
John and Dianna Taylor, and
Douglas and Loretta Wallace.

Attention P.S.J.

High Class of '79
The date of the ,Port St. Joe
High School class of '79's 20 year
class reunion is approaching fast.
Members of the class have been
mailed several letters concerning
this event. Unfortunately. there
has been'a very low response from
local class members.
There are graduates Lraneling
from Massachusetts. Kansas.
Texas, Georgia, Louisiana. and
Alabama to be here on July 9 to
participate in this event.

Local Class Members:
Please don't let this very
.important event pass by, without

WIG Members,

Board to Meet
The Washington Improvement
Group Board of Directors and
membership will meet in regular
session on Thursday, July 1st, at
5:00' p.m. (eastern time) at the
WIG Teen Center in Port St. Joe.
A specially called meeting of
the WIG Board will be held on
Saturday, June 26, at 10:30 a.m.
(eastern time) at the WIG Teen
The purpose of this meeting is
to discuss the proposed lease
agreement for the gym. If you are
interested in reviewing the pack-
age prior to the meeting, please
call the WIG office.

The Mannons also have nine'
grandchildren and one great
grandson. They were married on
' June 25, 1949, at Heber Springs,!
Their children and grandchil-
dren will host an open-house.
reception from 4-6 p.m. onf
Saturday, June 26, at the center,
located at 120 Library Drive, in'
Port St. Joe. ,
Jim retired from Yought
Aeronautics in Dallas, Texas and'
Barbara is a realtor.

you. If you are interested inr
attending, the cost is $45.00 per:
person. However. if you can only
go to one event, or just stop by,''
please call the number below and'
arrangements, can be made.
Otherwise, everyone is counting
on your attendance. so please
mail in vour RS\VP as soon as pos-,
sible to either of the following
addresses: Tonya (Allen) Knox.
137 Barbara Drive. Port St. Joe.
FL 32456. (850) 227-3205. or
Cherry (Stebel) Heaps. 368 Belle
Circle. Lynn Haven. FL 32444.
. (8501 248-5098.

Combs as-istiinO Pleas.e bnn' a
side dish. snack anrd drink-s and
jin them for thi event. around
10:00 a.m.
Saturday evening clasnismates
previously signed up v.111 depart
from Grand Lagoon on Panama
City Beach at 7:30 p.m. (ET) for a
dinner cruise.
Anyone interested in the
cruise ho hasn't signed up needs
to contact Cahy lMott imrnediate-
ly at (850) 227-1313.

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By James Taliaferro, Panama
City Social Security Manager
You're having a baby! How
exciting! We know many things
must be on your mind and getting
your baby a social security num-
ber should be one of them.
There are lots of reasons
you'll need a social security num-
ber for your child. If you become
disabled or die, or if you retire,
the baby will need a Social
Security number to. receive sur-
vivors, disability, or retirement

benefits on your earnings record.
You'll also need it to claim the
baby as a dependent on your
income tax return, open a bank
account, or buy savings bonds,
obtain medical coverage, or apply
for some kinds of government ser-
vices for your child.
Many people arrange to get
the baby's social security number
while in the hospital. Some don't.
While it's easier to apply for a
Social Security number for your
baby while in the hospital, you

can apply for one later from your
local Social Security office.
When you go to apply for the
baby's social security number in
person, you need to provide not
only your social security number,
but evidence that you are the

child's parent or legal guardian,
evidence of the child's age, identi-
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Favorites/Recipe' Contest Winner

Summer brings to mind blue ribbon-
entries at the county fair. And an award
winner of a different type from the
Farmland recipe contest. This contest
featured the great products produced by
the farmer-owners at Farmland.
A 4-H cooking leader from Colorado
LAND Recipe Contest. Delores
Vaccaro from Pueblo, Colorado won
the contest with a recipe for Farmland
Extra Tender" Pork Chops with Peach
Jalapeflo Salsa. The etieran cooking
leader has been teaching young
people how. to cook over the course of
twenty-two years. Vaccaro started
cooking at the age of 14 and now her
main taste tester is her husband of 51
years. According to Vaccaro, "Our
favorite meat is 'pork and my recipe
combined leftovers ,from the refrig-
.erator." The award-winning cook has
taken top prizes in the past at the
Colorado State Fair.
. The, winning recipe captured the
judges' attention .by combining ,the
heat of the jalapefio and peach salsa,
as .an accent to the pork. Cooking
trends reflect an increase in more
intensely flavored foods and contest
entries followed that trend.
Vaccaro chose a $1,000 cash prize
over a trip toDisney World, so she can
travel, to Italy some day. 'The contest
was conducted throughout 1997.
,Contestants were required to use
Farmland pork or Black Angus beef in
their recipes.
Open Face Pacific Sandwich with
Yogurt Dijon Creme entered by Susan
Miller from Litchfield Park, Arizona
earned the second prize of $1,000.
Miller created her recipe starting with

the sauce. Her interest min: Oriental
flavors is reflected in the recipe, as
'well as trying to keep a low-fat diet.
Miller said, "Lean pork fits a heart
healthy lifestyle." Her husband and
daughter serve as her official taste..-
testers and appreciate her love of
cooking. Farmland's Extra Tender'
Pork Tenderloin Filets, Pork
Tenderloin, Center Cut Loin Roast,
Leg-O-Pork, America's Cut Chops and
Center Cut Loin Chops meet American
Heart Association food criteria for
saturated fat and cholesterol for healthy
people over age 2 and display the AHA
heart-check mark. A Kansas .Citian
earned third place 'honors with a recipe
that is perfect for, warm weather
entertaining. Pat Neaves's Summer
Pork Tenderloin Salad with Romaiio
Chips features her favorite cut of meat,
pork tenderloin. Pat said, "I use pork
frequently and love THE OTHER
WHITE MEAT." She received $500.
There were ten honorable mention
winners in the competition that focused
on Main Dishes, Sandwiches, Salads,
and Appetizers. Winners received a
collection of Farmland Meats from
catalog and an insulated cooler.
Try this award-winning recipe and add

some delicious flavor to summertime
1998 Favorites From
FARMLAND Recipe Contest
Grand Prize Winner
Pork Chops with
Peach Jalapefio Salsa
Dolores Vaccaro
Pueblo, Colorado
2 large peaches, peeled, pined
and'coarsel) chopped'
1 to 2 tablespoons finely chopped
Jalapefno Chilies, seeded
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 teaspoons sugar
1/3 cup flour
"1/3' cup dry bread crumbs
3 tablespoons cornmeal
1 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
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CutTM Boneless Center
Pork Loin Chops, about
1 1/4 inches thick
I teaspoon vegetable oil
1/2 medium red onion, finely
Combine peaches. Jalapefio Chilies,
lime juice and sugar; set aside. Blend
flour, bread crumbs, cornmeal, thyme
and cayenne. Coat the chops with the
seasoned flour mixture. Heat oil in
skillet, cook chops until golden brown
about 12 to 15 minutes per side or until
internal temperature reaches 160PF.
Garnish each serving with peach salsa
and red onion. Serves 4
*NOTE: 2 cups coarsely chopped
frozen peaches may be substituted.
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Also this week, Edward Earl
Williams, 40, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested by Officer Russell Burch
on an active warrant for violation
of conditional release. Williams
attempted to elude Officer Burch
on foot.
Officer Burch caught
Williams and a physical alterca-
tion occurred. The officer hand-
cuffed Williams and he was trans-
ported to the Gulf County Jail by
Officer James Stephens.
Officer Burch charged
Williams with resisting arrest with
violence. Officer Stephens
charged Williams with criminal
mischief (for damages to

Stephens' vehicle) and possession
of cannabis, less than 20 grams
(found under the rear seat).
Williams was released from
the Department of Corrections on
a conditional release, where he
was serving time for aggravated
battery with a deadly weapon,
aggravated assault with a
weapon, resisting arrest with vio-
lence, and interdiction of drug,
weapon in county jail.
The Port St. Joe Police
Department has an active war-
rant for the arrest of Leroy Yarrell
Jr. who was born on July 29,
1975. Anyone with information in

regard to Yarrell's location, is
asked to please contact the Port
St. Joe Police Department at 229-
8265 or the COPS Hotline at 229-

Last Wednesday, Junior Girl Scout Troop #242 toured the Captain Salty. A requirement of the
troop's Water Works badge is to tour a boat of commercial use. The girls were led by Sharon
Hoffman and Nancy Brockman under the guidance of boat captain Richard Raffield and first mate
'James Raker.

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On Tuesday, June 15th.,
Thomas Sheppard was arrested
and charged with two counts of
possession of a firearm by a con-
victed felon and petit theft. The
arrest occurred after a citizen
reported a gun missing from his
home in the Honeyville area.
A check of pawn shop tickets
by Gulf County Sheriff's
Department Investigator Tom
Godwin .revealed that Sheppard.
allegedly had pawned the stolen
Sheppard, 30, of Wewahitch-
ka, is in the Gulf County Jail
being held without bond.
On Wednesday, June 16th,
Sgt. Mark Cutler and Deputy
.Ruben Farmer saw a transient
;walking on Highway 98, just west
of Highland View. They stopped
him and checked the individual
for warrants.
Donald Hooks, 38, of Daytona
Beach, had two active warrants
From Volusia County for violation
of prjibarion for trespassing and
violation' -bf pobation Iorir' esisting
arrest with6ilt 1'olence.
Hooks is in the Gulf County
Jail awaiting a Lransfer by officers
from Volusia County.
Last :Friday, June 18, Gulf
County narcotics officers served a
'search warrant at the home of
William (Billy) Shurrum' of
During the search, a quantity
of marijuana was found. In addi-
tion, a tray with marijuana seeds
wrapped in a wet paper towel was
found. [This is a common iway
that marijuana growers germinate
their seeds for planting.]
Shurrum, 23, was charged
with possession less than 20
grams of marijuana and cultiva-
tion of marijuana. Shurrum was
released from the",, Gulf County
Jail on a $1,500 bond.
Saturday, June 19th, /Donald
Schott, of Parker, was arrested
and charged with grand theft. It is
alleged that Schott, took a cooler
and tool box out of the rear of a
truck at a local bar.
The victim left the first bar,
and while walking through the
parking lot of a Mexico Beach bar,
saw his cooler in the back of a
pick-up truck. Upon closer exam-
ination, he saw his tool box in the
front seat of the truck. He called
the Mexico Beach Police
Department, who in turn, called
the Gulf County Sheriffs Office.
Schott, 32, was arrested and
delivered to the Gulf County Jail.
He was released on a $40 pretrial
release program.
On Sunday, June 20th, Willie
Harris, of Port St. Joe, was arrest-
ed and charged with trespass'
after warning. Harris had been
warned several times in the past
few weeks not to go to jail visita-
Harris failed to obey those
warnings and went to the visita-
tion yard Sunday. He was arrest-
ed and is awaiting first appear-
ance. Harris, 40, is also on
community control for drug-relat-
ed charges.
Tuesday. June 8th-Amanda
Padgett, 21, W/F, 1, W/F, of Tallahassee,
failure to appear (possession of
drug paraphernalia); and John
Brier, 28, of Wewahitchka, driving
while license suspended or
Wedrfsday, June 9th-
William IcCann, 34, W/M, of
Wewahitchka, violation of pretrial

release; Richard Erdos, 41, of
Wewahitchka, violation of proba-
tion (possession of more than 20
grams of marijuana); Donald
Beatty, 35, W/M, of Wewahitch-
ka, aggravated battery, aggravat-
ed assault, and battery; and
Robert Carr, 36, W/M, of Dade
City, attempting to escape,
assault on a law enforcement offi-
cer, and destruction of a fire
Friday. June 11th-William
Davis, 33, of Southport, violation
of community control (possession
of more than 20 grams of man-
Sunday, June 13th-Charles
Brake, 26, of Port St. Joe, driving
while license suspended or
revoked and attaching a tag not
assigned; and John Taylor, 33, of
Wewahitchka, driving under the
Wednesday. June 1.6th-
Tondra Watford, 21, W/F, of Port
St. Joe. batter.
Thursday, June 17th-
Douglas Winston Bailey, 65,
W/M, of Wewahitchka, felony dri-
ving while license suspended or
Friday. June 18th-William
NIcCann. 34,-,., W/M, of
ew chka.failure to pay fine
(expired tag)
Saturday, June 19th-Rex
Smith, 36, of Wewahitchka, viola-
tion of probation (assault and two
counts of battery).

PSJPD Report
On Tuesday, June 15th, at
approximately 4:25 pm., David R.
Pool, 23, of Wewahitchka. was
arrested bY Port St. Joe Police
Department Officer James
Stephens on an active warrant for
violation of community control.
Pool was placed on
community control on July 14.
1997 for the offense of aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon.
Pool violated his community
control by being arrested in Bay
County on October 5, 1997 for the
offense of possession of cannabis,
less than 20 grams, failure to
abstain from .the use of illegal
drugs, and failure to remain at his
residence where he was to be con-
At the time of his most recent
. arrest, Pool was taken into cus-
tody without incident and trans-,
ported to the Gulf County Jail.
Madison D. Martin, 21, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested this
week by Sergeant James Hersey
and Officer Chris Teeter on viola-
tion of community control.
Martin had been placed on
community control on April 6th
for uttering a forged instrument.
Martin violated his community
control by changing his place of
residence without first procuring
consent, and failure to remain at
his residence where he was to .be
Martin was taken into cus-
tody without incident and trans-
ported to the Gulf County Jail.
Willie S. Riley, 37, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested by Officer
Russell Burch on Wednesday,
June 16th, near 3 p.m. for driving
with suspended or revoked
Riley's vehicle had an expired
tag and for that reason was
stopped by Officer Burch. Further
investigation revealed that his
license was suspended, Riley was
placed under arrest and trans-
ported to the Gulf County Jail.
Friday, June 18th, at about
10:30 a.m., Cedrick M. Beachum,,
26, of Port St. Joe, was arrested

by Sergeant James Hersey and
Officer Deborah Holloway on an
active warrant from Bay County.
Sergeant Hersey also charged
Beachum with disorderly con-
duct, possession of drug para-
phernalia, and possession of a
controlled substance.
Valencia Marsh, 47, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested by Officer
Glenn Norris on June 8th at
approximately 11:30 p.m. on an
active warrant for violation of pro-
According to. information
received, Marsh was placed on
probation on January 25th, for
the sale of cocaine (two counts),
which were second degree
Marsh violated her probation
by using or possessing drugs or
narcotics not prescribed by a
physician, and failure to pay cost
and fees. Marsh was taken into
custody without incident and
transported to the Gulf County
At about 9:38 a.m., on
Saturday, the 19th, Aaron L.
Whitfield, 38, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested by Officer Deborah
Holloway on an. active warrant for
uttering a forged instrument.
According to information
received, Whitfield, did utter and
publish as true a false, forged or
altered order for the payment of
money, or receipt for money,
goods or other property, a bank
Whitfield knowing the check
to be false, forged, altered, or
counterfeited, with the intent to
: injure or defraud. Whitfield was
taken' into custody without inci-
dent and transported to the Gulf
County Jail.

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When I was younger, I
belonged to the Children of the
Confederacy, an organization my
mother told me was only in exis-
tence to preserve something pre-
Later in life, two of the most
precious rivers in my neck of the
woods in Tennessee were threat-
ened. We formed a group, Friends
of the Rivers, to help preserve one
of our most beloved treasures.
Mexico Beach citizens are being
put in a similar situation and must
band together to "Save Our
Freshwater fishing is improv-
ing as the latest high water
recedes. May-Fly hatches are still
occurring and lucky anglers are.
catching some mighty nice bream
and shellcrackers. Bass fishing
has entered its summer mode with
early and late being the best times.
In the Dead Lakes, the Hastys
at Shiner Diner suggest fishing the
channel bottoms in deeper water.
Texas rigged worms bumped and
crawled through bottom hangs
and snags are producing rather,
nice largemouths. .
Trouts, reds, and flounder are
the menu for the flats on summer
days of June. Topwaters, especial-
ly TheTop Dog and Top Dog Jr. are
still the, bait of choice.
Another bait that is coming on
strong locally is Greedy Gut Jigs.
Georgia anglers have been bring-
ing them down for years, and final-
ly they have earned, a spot in,
Panhandle anglers' tackle boxes.
This Moultrie, Georgia based com-
pany is family owned and operated
and its root-beer colored jig is the
hot item right now.
Sight fishing for tailing reds in-
the bay is one of the most exciting
flats fishing experiences around.
Guides out of Presnell's or Indian
Pass have learned the tricks for
success and are drawing record
numbers of fly fishing enthusiasts
to our area. ,
A lot of boats are. trolling the
beaches for Spanish with not
much success. They need to move
further out. The artificial reefs are
holding schools of bait and
Spanish. Off the Cape in 30 to 40
feet of water are also producing
nice Spanish, but there is just not
much nearshore. ."
Cobia hunters still hold on to
the meF'6M of last year's season.
Alter a dismal start. just like this

Oscar G. Melvin,
Oscar G. Melvin. 51, of Pace,
passed away Saturday, June .19,
at Keesler Air Force Base Hospital
in Biloxi, Mississippi. following
open heart surgery. ,
Mr. Melvin had served in the
United States Army. for over .22
years and retired as ,an E8, 1st
Sergeant, having performed com-
bat operations in the Republic of
Vietnam from 1967 to 1968.
He was decorated with the
National Defense Service 'Medal,
Parachutist Badge, Combat
Infantryman Badge. ., Vietnam'
Service Medal with one silver and
one bronze star. Vietnam
Campaign Medal, Vietnam Cross
of Gallantry with palm, Drill
Sergeant Identification on badge.
and Overseas Service Ribbon.
Other decorations include.
Expert Infantryman Badge, Army
Good Conduct Medal. Army
Commendation Medal with one
oak leaf cluster, Army .
Achievement Medal with one oak
leaf cluster, Army Service Ribbon,
and Expert M-16 Rifle.
He was employed at Tieco

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year's beginning, an upwelling of
cool water from out of the DeSoto
Canyon in July brought more
cobia to our area than could be
remembered. We certainly hope
that phenomenon repeats itself.
Offshore fishing is dependable
and improving as more fish move
closer. Red snapper, now 18 inch
minimum in federal waters but 15
inches still in state waters, should
be enjoyed as it will go out of sea-
son in late August unless new
changes are initiated.
Good grouper catches are
reported as are increasing tales of
wahoo and dolphin. The king
mackerel fishing is, about to get
normal as more. are being caught
along the buoy lines and more are
reported over spots offshore in 80'
to 100 foot depths.
The, beaches are what bring,
people to our area. Not the friend-
ly people, nor the fantastic fishing,
nor even ,the superb seafood dining
is the main' attraction: it's our.
beaches. Any threat to these
beaches is a threat to us. Before,
during, and after a hurricane, .our
communities galvanize themselves
together,to protect and preserve"
our beaches.
Mexico Beach, is now threat-,
ened almost as badly as from a
hurricane. Dark., stains, spread
along our beaches from canal
water, and this dark-stained river
ruins the appearance of our emer-
ald waters and white sands and is
reason enough for some visitors
never to return.
Apparently, .the, "Maryland
Project" and other street construc-
tions have funneled run-off water
out the 8th Street canal in unac-
ceptable amounts, and this has
ruined the appearance of our
beaches. This must be corrected,
somehow someway--before it's too
The Daughters of the,
American Revolution formed to
preserve their heritage. The,
Children 'of The Confederacy
formed to preserve a memory of
days ,gone by, the Friends of the
Rivers formed to save a national
treasure. In Mexico Beach, we may
be forced to form such a group to
save our beaches.
Maybe we can convince our
city to "fake a"'eirioilla6k' at the
developments going on, and where
that-will lead us Into the'nexf mil-

Gulf Coast, Inc. at the time of his
Mr. Melvin, is survived by his
wife, Cecilia Patricia "Pat" Melvin
of Pace; two sons and daughters-
in-law, Keith and Cil Melvin of
Pace and Kenneth and Tamrmy
Melvin of Milton; a daughter,
Paula Melvin of Pace; grand-
daughters, Reba Melvin and
Paula Melvin, both of Pace; grand-
son, Johnathan Melvin of Pace;
his mother. Nonie Melvin of
Blountstotwn: brother and sister-.
in-law, James and Pat Melvin of
Port St. Joe; -and sisters and
brothers-in-law, Mary Lou aind
Dale Harvey of Crawfordville and
,Violet and Jay. Pecora of
Funeral services will be con-
ducted at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday,
June'24. from the Navy Chapel on
NAS Pensacola. with an Army
Chaplain officiating. Burial will be
in Barrancas National Cemetery
with full military honors.
Donn le Sowell .Funeral Home
of Milton is in charge of arrange-

Sis. Ruth Beverly
Sister Ruth' Beverly passed
from this life on Wednesday, June
15, at Gulf Pines -Hospital in Port
St. Joe. Even though she will be
greatly missed, those who knew
her will rejoice with the memory
of knowing that God allowed her
to be his gift for 91 years.
Sister Beverly was born on
September 19, 1907 in Dothan,
Alabama. She' became a resident
of 7 Port St. Joe' in later years.
Sister Beverly was a member of
'New Bethel A.M.E. Church and a
member of Gulf County Senior
She leaves to cherish her
memories: one grandson, Mike
Curry of Port St. Joe: a great-
granddaughter, Danielle Curry of
Port St. Joe: two godchildren.
Marty Quinn of Port St. Joe, and
Debra McNeal of Apalachicola;
two very close friends, Susie
Williams, and Betty Dawson of
Port St. Joe: and a host of friends.
Graveside funeral services
were held Monday, June 21, at
Forest Hill Cemetery. Interment
All services were under the
direction of. Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.

Sby Gene Childs
'..;....'.- Florida Outdoor Writers' Association

The 10 pound class IR 50/50.
match was won by Robert Branch
with a score of 231. Whitfield was
second with 226, and Wood was
third with 221. The match had'
eight shooters.
All local shooters are invited
to participate in the club's month-
ly matches. For additional infor-',
niation call (850) 229 H421.

The Yamaha Marine ll1th
Annual Big Bend Saltwater
Classic was held Father's Day
weekend, awarding $33,000 in
cash and prizes to some lucky
dads, this year.
Hooking first place in the
Master's Division was Spindrift
Charters team captain David
Mullis. Aboard with Mullis was'
Araan Stewart, John Kissinger,
and his wife, Sandy Mullis. They
pulled in a first place 14 pound
dolphin, a second place 30 pound
kingfish, a second place 13 pound
grouper, and a third place 14
pound amberjack., The team's
ranking earned them S5.000.
Additionally, Mullis won' $3,570
through his bet on the boat
"It was rough!r Mullis recalls.
"The waters were at seven feet."
Mullis contributes his suc-
cess in part to his 29 foot
HydroCat boat with twin Yamaha
225 motors .
Weighing in at second place
was Captain Da\vd Rich, Jr. and
the "Total Chaos" fishing team on
board Rich's charter, the
Illustrious. Rich's team consisted
of David Rich. Sr., Shelley Ray
Atchinson, Chuck Reeves, and
Chuck Sexton. Bringing in 81,590
was the team's catch of four out of
six possible fish-the largest of
which was a 29.9 pound amber-
Rich also, held the biggest
catch of the day; 'a 300 pound
blue marlin, which he tagged.
weighed, arid set free. In a sepa-
rate billfish division, the team
caught the only one, winning
them $1,000.
"It was hard fishing. The fish
didn't want to cooperate that day."
Rich reports...

Junior Hunter

Safety Classes
The Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission's (GFC) Junior
Hunter Education Program is
about firearm safety and teach-
ing children never to touch a real
gun unless an adult is present.'
To ensure that age-appropri-
ate information is relayed to the
student, the course Is taught in
three levels: pre-kindergarten and
kindergarten, grades one through
three, and grades four through
five. It is an introductory;;.qqrse
designed to familiarize children
with firearm safety, ethics, and
"Since children often, learn
from adults, this course not only
teaches children about- firearm
safety, but teaches adults firearm
safety tips for around the home,"
said David Crosariol, hunter edu-
cation officer for the GFC's
Northwest Region.
For additional information
contact David Crosai-ol at 850-,,

Gulf Rifle Club
Pistol Matches
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
two separate pistol matches on
Saturday morning, June, 26.
Registration and set-up will start
at 8:30 and the first match will
begin at 9:30..
The first match will be' a PPC
(police pistol combat) match. This
match consists of 60 shots fired at
man-sized silhouettes at dis-
tances of seven. 35. and 50 yards'
from the competitor. A center-fire
revolver with three speed loaders
or a pistol with four magazines
are required.
The second match will be the
FPOA bullseye match and will
consist of 60 shots fired at bulls- ,
eye targets placed at 15 and 25
yards from. the firing line. The
match consists of three separate"
stages of firing, with time limits of
five minutes for the slow lire
stage, 20 seconds for timed fire,
and 10 seconds for the rapid fire
Last Saturday morning, June
19, the club held its monthly ARA
and IR 50/50 matches. These
matches are shot from a
benchrest with a .22 rimlIre nile
Windy conditions made the
matches difficult to shoot.
The ARA match was won by
Houston \Whitfleld wiLh a score of
1450. Tommy Wood was second
with 1400, and John Winfield was
third with 1355. The match had
nine entries.
The sporter IR 50/50 match
was also won by Whitfield with a
score of 214. Robert Branch was
second with 205, and John Fadio
was third with 200. This match
had six entries,.

Academic Awards for maintaining Nicole Smitn tcneerleaming);
a 4.0 GPA include: Krystal Tharpe (cheerleading);
Karissa Thomas (basketball, soft-

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Port St. Joe High School
. Athletic Director Chuck Gannon
is proud to announce that a great
number of the students will soon
be recognized for their efforts as a
scholar while participating in
sports during the third and fourth
nine-week grading periods of the
1998-99 school year.
Included in the scholar-ath-
;: letes are 21 members of both the
Basketball and softball programs:
20 players in the baseball pro-
gram: 18 track and field team
members: 12 golf team members:
and II on the cheerleading
Students to receive "Gold"

Results from
The 1999 District Four Major
League First Place Teams
Tournament hosted by the Port
St. Joe Dixie Baseball League
concluded Friday night at the
Tenth Street baseball complex.
In all, six teams competed In
the double elimination tourney of
champions, and only one.
Callaway. emerged the victor.
Wednesday's Action
The early losers' bracket
game. pitted Wewahitchka (1-1)
against Callaway (1-1) which
resulted in a 6-2 loss by the Gulf
County team.
Johnny Jones and Dee Baker
pitched for Wewa in the outing,
striking out six, walking five, and.

5th Indian Pass
Fishing Tourney
Summer is. 'once again upon
us and it's time to gear up for the
Fifth Annual Indian Pass
Invitational Fishing Tournament
and fish fry, organized
by the Indian Pass
Raw Bar.
S Everyone is
Invited to join in
the fun, food, fish-
ing, and fellowship
on Saturday, June
26th from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the
Indian Pass campground and
boat landing. .
Tickets for the fish dinners
will be S5.00 and all proceeds will
go to benefit the South Gulf
County Volunteer Fire- Depart-
ment. This has always been avery
popular event and they hope
You'll join them!

Ben Ashcraft (baseball);
Bonnie Belin (basketball, soft-
ball); Stephanie Blackmon (soft-
ball); Jennifer Craig (golf, cheer-
leading); Lisa Curry (track);
Kristin Dykes (softball); Jim
Faison (baseball).
Rachel Geoghagan (golf,
cheerleading); Lacey Johnson
(basketball, softball); Megan
Johnson (basketball. softball); J.
R Leslie (golf: Tremaine Lewis
(basketball. track): Brett Lowry
(baseball): Rachel McCroan (golf);
Clay Smallvwood (golf, basketball).

Major League
giving up three hits., Only one hit
was recorded by Wewa's Dixie
Dandy batsmen. a single by Jacob
Jackson in the fourth inning.
Port St. Joe's Stars were
handed their first loss of the tour-
'hey by Franklin County in
Wednesday's 9-1 nightcap battle.
Garrett Garland started on,
the mound and was relieved by
Travis Burge in the second
inning. The pair struck out 11,
walked only two, while giving up
four hits. The defense committed
five errors in the outing.
Only two St. Joe hits were
recorded; they were a single
apiece by Garland and Matt
On The Diamond Thursday
The. St. Joe team's champi-
onship hopes were dashed
Thursday night when, they suf-
fered a heartbreaking 4-1 loss/to
Going the distance on the
mound for St. Joe was Garrett
Garland. Fighting for a win in the.
semi-final game, he struck out,
nine batters and walked only two,
while giving up three hits.
Hitters for the Stars were
Travis Burge with two. singles,
and Garland with one single. That
night the team couldn't muster a
rally at the plate, a victim of 14
Tourney Wrap-Up
Callaway defeated Franklin
County 9-7 in Friday night's
championship game between the
host's neighboring counties'
teams. Both the first and second
place teams were awarded tro-
phies following the game.

ball); Josh Todd (track); Adam
White (track); Leslie White (track,
golf); and Lindsay Williams (soft-
Students to receive "Purple"
Academic Awards for maintaining
a 3.0 to 3.9 GPA include:
Kristin Abrams (softball);
Veronica Adkins (basketball);, .
Donnie Baker (golf); Dayin Baxter
(track); Ashley Bryan (cheerlead' c i
ing); Natalie Burge (softball):
Corey Butler (baseball): Matt'-'
Caswell (baseball): Santiel
Chambers (basketball); Seneca
Chambers (basketball, baseball):
Keqvin Conoley (golf).' ,
Matt Dailey (baseball): Amber' -
Daniels (cheerleading), James
Daniels (basketball, baseball):
Brandon Davis (golf): Chad Estep
(baseball); Lisa Floyd (softball):
Evette Gant (softball. basketball):
Stephanie Gibson (softball): Rod
Givens (track); Meredith Godfrey
(track, cheerleading) .
Chad Haddock (baseball);
Adam Hamm (baseball); Ste-.
phanie Hightower (softball)'
Jessica Hill (track); Kim Hodges .
(track); Maclain Howse (track);
Brett Jeffcoat (baseball);, Aiyana
Jefferson (track); Julie Lanford
Candice Kennedy (softball);
Michael Kennedy (basketball);
Katie Kilbourn (softball, basket-'-.
ball); Lyhdsy' Kilpatrick (basket- '
ball); Melissa King (basketball
track) Kayla Lambert (softball);
Tyler Lane (track); Julie Levins"g',
Angela McDowell (softball.'
basketball); Michael : Manley
(baseball); David Mathews (base--`,'
ball); Carla Money (track); Buddy
Mongold (golf): Tasmin Nickson
(basketball); Jessica Pate (cheer-\ 4
leading); Jenny Patterson (cheer-
leading); Rachel Perrin (golf:
Koran Peters (baseball, basket-
ball); Kim Pickett (track). ;
Farica Quinn (cheerleading);
Latrika Quinn (track); Anna Kate
Reynolds (softball); Aaron
Richards (basketball); Neikole
Royster (softball. basketball);,
Alicia Sanders (cheerleading); ,
Andy Shoaf (golf): Ashley
Stephens (baseball): Ryan
Stephens (baseball); Matt Terry
(baseball); Bryce Thomas (base-
ball): Tynetta Towner (basketball):;
John Welborn (baseball): and
Mark Williams (track).

Lady Stars

Pace Fourth
As Reported'By Becky Belin
The.,St. Joe Stars fast pitch
softball team finished fourth in its
recent tournament in Tallahas-
see. Great pitching was exhibited
by Lyndsey Hill and Becky Belin.
!Shanna Collier, Daphne
Crosby, Becky Belin, Lyndsey
Hill, and Hayley Quintana provid-
ed timely hitting. Team spirit was,
given by Santana Harris, Erica
Hernandez, Molly Garrett, Sherry.
Foster, and Melissa Nixon. Great
defense was provided by Hayley
Quintana and Sherry Foster. ,
The St. Joe Stars started the
first inning in an unlucky way-
Melissa Nixon, who"scored the
second run of the inning, tore
some ligaments: in her leg while
sliding :into home. Fortunately,
she is reportedly recovering quite
well: .
*The St. Joe Stars would like '
to thank all of its supporters'as
they continue to strive to do their
best on the diamond! ,

PSJ's All Big Bend
Track Selections;
Gowan Chosen As
t. "Coach of the Year"
Five members, of the Port St.
Joe- 'igh. School boys' track arid
field& team and. one, member of
girls' .team were recently honored
by .the ,Tallahassee Democrat.
Named to the "All Big-Bend" first
team were: Rod Givens-1600,
meters (4:25:18): Josh Todd-pole
vault (13'6"): Travis Woullard-
shot put (56'0"): and Lacey
Johnson-pole vault (9'0").,,
,'Named to the second team
were:, Rod Chambers-300 hur-
dles (41.14): Travis Woullard-, ,
discus (156'9"1: and Rod Givens-
320,0 meters (9:51.69). Receiving
honorable mention honors was
Trepaine Lewis-shot put
(46"8.5") and discus (149'9").
Coach Scott:, Govwan was
named the "All Big-Bend Boys.
Coach of the Year". Coach Gowan
also won this award in 1995-
1997, consecutively.


Sharks Summer Season

Sharpens Skills, Speed

The Port St. Joe High School
summer baseball team, players
competed in the Chipley Summer
Baseball Classic Friday and
Saturday, June 19th and 20th. A
three day tournament was previ-
ously slated, but Thursday's
action was cancelled due to heavy
rains. ,
The Sharks went 1-2 in the
tourney, defeating Chipley and
losing to Eufaula, Alabama and,
Holmes County.
Port St. Joe 2, Eufaula 3
'At 2:00 p.m. '"Friday, the

St. Joe Stars' Coach Edward Hill gives the team a pep talk
before entering the dugout.


Auburn (and Shark) Alumni Take the Diamond
Two former Port St. Joe residents and athletes recently par-
ticipated in the Auburn alumni baseball game played at
Hitchcock Field at Plainesmen Park in Auburn. Mark Wimberly
(left) and Gerald Lewter (right), both former Port St. Joe Sharks
and Auburn Tigers, joined other Auburn baseball alumni from
across the nation in the annual alumni meeting and baseball
game. Mark's son, John, joined them in the photo.

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Jim Faison

Faison Chosen for
Fla. Shrine Bowl
James (Jim) Parker Faison, a
1999 graduate of Port St. Joe:
High School, is in Jacksonville
this week preparing to .participate
in the Florida Shrine Bowl, also
known as the North/South All-
Star football game.
Athletes from the entire state
selected by the Florida Athletic
Coaches Association are invited to
/spend a week in Jacksonville as
guests of the Naval Air Station
and the Morocco Shrine Temple,
while practicing and preparing for
the game to be played on
Saturday, June 26th. at 7:00
p.m., ET, at Mandarin High

On Monday, June 28, begin- School field. ..
ninggat 6:30 p.m.. Port St. Joe During.the. ek players
will host the summer track meet serve as goodwill ambassadors for'-=,
series at the Port St. Joe track. the Morocco Shrine Temple This
The meets will be held each event, sponsored annually by the
Monday night at: 6:30 and eall Shriners, is a major fund raiser to
conclude on July 26. benefit Shriner's Hospitals for
Conclude children. The Shriner's theme for
Ribbons will be awarded to the. 1999 All-Star game is "Your
the top three places in each age Strong Legs Will Be Running So
group 'at the end of each meet. That Weak, Legs May Walk!"
Medals will be awarded on July 27
to the top Lhree overall point scor- Each player will be recognized
ers in each age group. in a program made available at
Cometiio will be contthe game. Jim wants to express a
Competition will be contested and Karen
in the following age groups: ages special thanks to Phil and Karen
Sthe ollowg age groups ages McCroan, owners of the Athletic
five -six, seven-eight, nine-10, 11- House for their gracious generosi-
12, 13-14, i5-16, 17-18, and 19
and above., ty

For, more information, call
8(,50) 229-2720. "

NOW See The Star On Line at

The McCroans purchased a
full page in the program to recog-
nize his achievements. This will
be a' once-in-a-lifetime expenence-
for Jim, as well as an opportunity
to represent Port St Joe in a very
, positive way.

Sharks took on a team from'
Eufaula, Alabama and suffered a
3-2 loss in the outing. St. Joe's
runs were posted when Jacob
Tankersley and Chad Haddock
each launched solo homers.
Further stats of the game are not
- Port St. Joe 3, Holmes Co. 7
Port, St. Joe was handed a 7-
3 loss to Holmes County in a 2:30
p.m. game on Saturday. The game ,
remained scoreless until Holmes
County posted the first two runs
in the third Inning.
In' spite of a great day at the
plate, by Bryce Thoihas who
slammed two solo'home runs in
the fourth and sixth inningsthe
Sharks' couldn't seem to 'put
enough hits together to forge a
rally against the Blue Devils.
Other hits were recorded by
Brian Bizek who picked up.a dou-'
ble, and a single each by 'Bryan''
Thomas,' Ch'ad 'Haddock, and
Michael Manley. 'Isaiah Jenkins
earned aRBT.
Chase Millender was the '
starting pitcher for St. Joe, who
was relieved 'by Mitbh Owens,'
Michael Manley, and Adam'Nixon.
The hurlers combined to' strike
out eight and'walk four, :while
allowing seven hits.
Port St. Joe 9, Chipley 8
The Sharks rallied in both the,
third and fourth Innings to build
a nine run total against the four

Golf Tourney Set
For This Weekend
The annual C. W.' Roberts
Invitational Golf Tournament will
be held on Saturday and Sunday,
June 26 and 27, at St. Joseph's'
Bay Country Club in Port St. Joe
involving 36 holesof medal play.
Prizes will be awarded to
three winners in each division-
first, $250;. second, $125; and
third, $75. Awards will be golf
The entry fee for the tourna-
ment is $75 for club members
and $100 for non-members.
Please contact the country club
pro shop for more information.

that Chipley's Tigers had posted
in the early innings of Saturday
night's 7:30 nightcap game.
Led by starting pitcher Brad
Knox on the hill, St. Joe's defense
held its opponent scoreless in the
fourth and fifth innings, returning
the first three batters to the
In the top of the sixth inning,
Chipley stepped to the plate
determined to take the lead,
beginning with the first four bat-
ters reaching first on three singles
and a fielding error.
With the score, at 9-6, no
outs, arid runners on first and
second,' Adam Nixon was sum-
moned to the mound in relief. He
allowed one to score on a single
and another on a wild pitch,
bringing the score to 9-8.
Next, the pitcher snagged a"
ball up the middle topick up the
first Out of the inning. Then, in a
bold strategic maneuver, summer
league coach Ryan Yeager direct-
ed the umpire-in-chief to "put on"
the next two batters-loading the
bases. Nixon threw three straight
called balls, followed by a strike,
before enticing the' batter to take
a swing.
He again snagged a hit sent
back at him, returned the ball to
the waiting catcher for the' force
out at home; "then Haddock
snapped the throw to first, ahead
of the batsman, to end the game.
Leading hitters in the winning
effort for the Sharks were Jacob
Tankersley with three singles and
one RBI, and Chad Haddock with
two singles and two RBI. Adam
Hamm, Brett Jeffcoat, and Mitch
Owens each added a single.
Jeffcoat. Dustin Powell.. and
Chase Millender each had a RBI.
Next On The Schedule
Earlier this week, the Sharks'
scheduled game at Bay High
School was cancelled by the.
Upcoming double-header
games will be at Blountstown on
Thursday (today); at Shark
Stadium Friday against Bristol;
and St. Joe will close the summer
schedule at home next Monday
and Tuesday against Wewa and
Mosley. On all dates -play will
begin at 5:00 and 7:OQp;(ET).
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St. Joe, Wewa to Play in

AAA Farm Team Tourney

Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka
Dixie Baseball Leagues will each
enter teams in the 1999 District
IV AAA "Farm Team" League
Tournament on Saturday, June
26th. The tourney will be: hosted
by Springfield's Dixie League and
will involve the two Gulf County'
teams, as well as one from
Callaway's league.
Franklin County. : Bayou
George, and Springfield leagues
have an insufficient number of
players to enter this non-sanc-
tioned competition, as well as the,
upcoming sanctioned tourna-
Scheduled Match-Ups
The pairings of the three com-
petitors will be somewhat in a
"round-robin" fashion starting
with Game #1 on Saturday at
8:00 p.m., ET, between Port St.
Joe and Callaway.
Game #2, matching Port St.
Joe versus Wewahitchka. will be
held at 8:00 p.m., ET, Monday

evening. Then on Tuesday
Callaway and Wewahitchka wil
take the diamond in competition
with an 8:00 p.m., ET, start time
According to the bracket pro
visions. if three teams remain
with one loss each after Game Y#3
a drawing will be held for the bye
to Game. #5 (Thursday, if neces
sary); the other two teams wil
play in Game #4. .
If only two teams remain in
the double-elimination tourne'
after Game #3. they will pla'
Game #4, and Game #5 if neces
All Gulf County sports fans
are welcome and encouraged ti
make the short trip to Springfield
to cheer these young athletes to
victory. To reach the field, tur
left at the traffic light on Tyndal
Parkway, just before you reach
WalMart. At the first stop sign
turn left, then take the first righ
(Martin Drive) from which you can
see the facility.

Wewa Dixie

Is Hosting

All Stars

Gulf Teams in Finals
Wewahitchka Dixie Baseball
League began hosting the five
team double-elimination District
IV AA All Stars Pitching Machine
To r nament last Saturday. June
19th. FIve teams of area seven
and eight year olds are competing
at T. L. James ball park complex.
In the early game Saturday,.
Franklin County defeated Bayou
George and advanced to play Port
St. Joe (that had drawn the
bracket's bye) on Monday at 6:00
Wewahitchka suffered an 18-
8 five-inning run-rule loss to
Callaway in the nightcap match-'
Recording hits in Saturday's
game were: Grant Rish, who drove
.a triple and a single; Baylen Price
with a double and a single; Chris
Peak and Cody Wade both with,
two singles; Derek Knowles with a
triple; and a single each by Chase
Harvey, Rex Veasey, Ryan
Leaman, Chase Duckworth, Chaz,
Written. and Jonathan Shlpman.v
I1 Monday's Action
n Port St. Joe took a command-
ing 23-8 victory from Franklin
County in a four inning run-rule
n shortened game. The win is
attributed to the team's aggres-
e sive batting and solid defensive
plays in the game.
11 The following hits were posted
by the local team: Austin Burke. a
n .single and two doubles; Eckley
y Sander, a single, double, and
y triple;, Javiun Sims, Nathan:
Tarantino, and Tyrone Dawson,
each with a single and a triple;
Tan Smiley, a single and double;'


Port St. Joe AA (7 & 8 Year Old) All Stars
From left, kneeling, are Javiun Sims, Nathan Tarantino, Trubias Hill, Dalton Richter, Tyrone
Dawson, and Kendall Hogan: standing are Chase Butler, Brandon Strickland, Eckley Sander, Austin
Burke, Robbie Martin, and Greg Farmer; and in rear, are coach Dit Butler, manager Stacy
Strickland, and coach Eddie Martin. Team member Tan Smiley is not shown.

Also, Robbie Martin and
Dalton Richter had two singles
apiece; and Trubias Hill, Brandon
Strickland, Kendall Hogan, and
,Chase Butler hit a single each.
Wewahitchka eliminated
Bayou George Monday with a four
inning 10-run-rule 22-12 win in
the late game Monday .

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Senior Citizens Over 65 FREE

Children Under 12 FREE
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Wewahitchka AA (7 & 8 Year Old) All Stars
From left, kneeling, are Chase Duckworth, Baylen Price, Grant Rish, Rex Veasey, Cody
Wadeand Damon McMillion; standing are Chaz Whitten, Chase Harvey, Chris Peak, Gage Davidson,
Jonathan Shipman, and Derek Knowles; and in rear, are coaches Ralph Rish, David Paul, Tony
Muina, and Dennis Peak. Team member Ryan Leaman is not shown.

Hitting for the Wewahitchka
all. stars in Monday's win were:
Harvey, who picked up a triple
and two, singles: Wade, Price.
Whitten, Gage Davidson drove
through three singles apiece;
Knowles, with a triple and single,;
Leaman. Duckworth. and Veasey.
with a pair of singles; and
Shipman, Peak, Damon
lMcMillion, each with a single.
On the Diamond Tuesday
,Wewahitchka sent Franklin
County's all stars home following
an exciting 14-13 win by the Gulfl"
County youngsters.
Base hits booked in the game
were by two Wewahitchka batters
who maintained their .perfect
1.000 batting average in the tour-
ney-Wade, with a triple and two
singles, and Price, who had three
singles on the night.
Leaman was scored with an
in-the-park home run and two.
singles; while Davidson and
Shipman both drove three sin-
gles. A single each was added by
Peak, Harvev, Duckworth,
McMillion, and Whitten.
Port St. Joe was strong on the
diamond once again Tuesday,
taking a 12-2 victory over

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Callaway, in their second run-rule
shortened game. The St. Joe
defense left Callaway runners
stranded on the bases in every
inning and picked up the neces-
sary hits for the quick win.
Recording base hits were Hill
with a single and double; Richter
and Sander, two singles each: and
Smiley and Greg Farmer with a
triple apiece. Strickland, Sims.
and Dawson added a single each
In the game.
Tourney Wrap-Up
With only three teams
remaining, Wewahitchka and
Callaway (each with one loss)

Plaque is to teeth, what a 300-
pound linebacker is to a quarter-
back. Decay-promoting bacteria
that normally live in the mouth
adhere to the tooth surfaces and
form sticky, colorless masses called
dental plaque. Plaque accumulates
around and between the teeth and
in the pits and grooves of the chew-
ing surfaces of back teeth.
The bacteria in plaque convert
sugar in the foods you eat to acids.
These acids eat away the hard

were scheduled to play Wednes-
day night at 7 p.m. (CTI in an
losers' bracket elimination game.,
Wednesday's winner will face
undefeated Port St. Joe Thursday
at 7 p.m. (CT) in a championship
game. Callaway will have to beat
St. Joe twice to claim the tourney
title. If a second game is neces-
sary,, it will be played Fnday night.
at the same time.'
Everyone, is invited to go out.
to T. L. James to watch some
great youth baseball action, and
to enjoy great food, drinks, and
candies from the concession
stand while you're there!

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tooth enamel (demineralization)
and start to form cavities. The sticky
plaque enables bacteria and the
acids they produce to remain on the
tooth surface instead of being
washed away by saliva. The longer
plaque is allowed to remain undis-
turbed on tooth surfaces, the
greater is its ability to produce acid
from sugars.
Block plaque by 1) brushing
and flossing thoroughly at least
once a day to break up plaque's
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it hardens into a deposit called "cal-
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Ingram Has Leader Dog Thanks to

the Mexico Beach Lions Organization


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By Jessica Summers,
Staff Writer
Meredith Ingram, 60, a resi-
dent of Mexico Beach, has been
awarded the gift of independence
by a local Lions Club. Through its
support, Mrs. Ingram has received
a seeing-eye dog, otherwise
known as a leader dog, from Lions
Club organization Leader Dogs for
the Blind.
SMrs. Ingram, who is com-
pletely blind, is not a first-time
recipient of a leader dog. One year
after she -moved to Mexico Beach
in 1989, she was presented with
an ultimatum: learn to use a cane
or. forfeit her freedom. She was
reluctant to use a cane, saying "I
am just not a cane person." One of
her friends agreed and made the
comment that she seemed more
like a "dog person", and might be
better suited to a guide dog.
Ingram, whom had not considered
this:possibility before, contacted a
local Lions Club, member. This
person arranged an interview with
a representative of the leader dog
After her approval, Meredith
and her husband Charles flew to
*' Rochester, Michigan for a 25-day
live-in program. The program's
purpose was to orient the family
with its new dog and :teach the
them what verbal commands and
bodily movements to use when
communicating with ithe dog.
There, .Meredith received a male,
german shepherd/labrador mix
,named "Dakota".
Dakota and Meredith were
together for three years, before
Dakota fell mysteriously ill and
died. Meredithl soon realized that
she had become accustomed to
the independence and compan-
ionship that the leader dog gave.
She then applied for a successor
dog,. and trekked back to
Michigan-this time for' four
days-to receive a golden retriever
named "Fergie".
Fergie and Meredith were
inseparable for seven years.
Fergiebecame sick with a bacter-
ial infection and had to be eutha-
nized. Not surprisingly, Meredith
says "That just about did me in."
In March. The Ingrams made
their pilgrimage, once again, to
Rochester. Michigan to the insti-
tute to find a new leader dog.
During the family's visit. the.
dog and the owner-to-be are ana-
lyzed and matched through metic-
ulotus comparisons by trainers.,
After pairing the two, the most
delicate part of the program takes
place-the acceptance and bond-
ing of the dog to its new owner.
At this point. trainers must
distance themselves from the dogs
they worked with in order to
encourage the bonding of the dog
and its new owner. "The bonding
is so very important." says
Ingram. "You have to give them a
good six months."
Her new dog is a gentle, yel-


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low labrador named "Abbey". As
soon as Abbey turned one year
old, she was taken to the institute
to be trained. For four months
preceding Meredith's arrival,
Abbey learned how to guide the
. blind by such actions as leading
around obstacles, stopping when
a drop-off or raised surface is
approached, determining when a
vehicle is dangerously close, and
turning right or left on command.
Through these learned tasks,
the leader dog becomes the eye-
sight its owner has lost and there-
by provides increased freedom
and faster travel for a blind per-
son, increasing his or her quality
of life dramatically.
Meredith was born with unde-
veloped retinas., For the majority
of her life, she was capable of 25%.
of normal vision. Only during the
past five years has she lost the
remainder of her sight due to
Meredith resents any.
assumptions that she is limited in
any way because of her disability.
She fervently claims, "I love life!";
and Abbey simply makes it easier
for her to embrace it. 1I loved all
my dogs and I love Abbey already.
She's such.a good dog...so smart,"
she added.
Unfortunately, despite the
intelligence and exemplary behav-
ior of her leader dogs" Meredith
reports that she experiences dis-
crimination. more often than she
would like. She says that upon
entering many businesses,
employees will stop her at the
door and ask that she remove her
dog from the premises or leave. "I
am usually persistent. but some-
times they get really nasty and I'll
just walk out. Those people aren't
aware of the law," she says.
In self' defense, Meredith
sometimes carries a copy of the
1990 Americans with Disabilities
'Act. This law was established to
make clear that discrimination on
the basis Of disability Is prohibit-
ed by law. Legally. Meredith and
Abbey are allowed in any public
place, including department
stores and restaurants.
"I have had the most trouble
with Oriental restaurants. I sup-
pose it's their culture." she sighs.
Still. Meredith leads a full and
busy life. She is very self-suffi-
cient and does her own cooking,_
cleaning, .and "' 'laundry..
"Somnetimes my husband will say
to me 'Honey, the house looks
great,' and .I will say 'Oh Charles,
the house is a mess--can't you
see!," Meredith laughs, "I know
where that,dirt isr
She also has learned how to
direct herself without Abbey,
explaining. "When I feel the sun
on my face. I know I am going
east." Her tactile senses also play
a big role in her transportation
with and without Abbey. When
returning from a walk with Abbey,
Margaret can be assured of when
she has reached her own driveway
by the distinctive feel of a pothole
underneath her feet. "When I feel
that hole I think 'Oh thank you!.
Thank you for not fixing the road!'
Unlike most people, I appreciate


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Meredith Ingram is shown with her new companion, "Abbey"

things like that.' said Meredith.
Between her daily excursions
with Abbey, shopping, and read-
ing books (in braille and on audio
cassette tape). Meredith is a self-
proclaimed "social butterfly". She
Is a member of the Council on
Aging, the AARP. the Our Lady of
Guadalupe Church Altar Society.
and_'serves as the recently pro-
- 7oted -ice president of the Mexico
'Beach Lions Club.
The Ingrams also have a
daughter and two grandsons who
live in Ohio.
Meredith Ingram's bravery
and strength shine through her
assured smile and cheerful atti-
tude. Sh. is able to find that elu-
sive "bright' side" that so many
people fail to see in their own

Optimist Dance
There will be 'an Optimist
Club dance, Friday, June 25. at
the Centennial Building in Port
St. Joe, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. A,
$3.00 donation/admission fee is
taken at the door. A snack bar will
be available at no extra charge.

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exposed to loud factory noise, if
T. people seem to mumble or you
ask people to repeat what they
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9:00 A.M. 12:00 NOON
This is our regular monthly Service Center and we will service any-
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wahitchka, FL 32465



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lives. Of her experiences, she
states, "It is a challenge. I really
enjoy my dog...It's a challenge I

The SHIP program was created for the purpose of providing funds to local governments as an
,incentive for the creation of local housing partnerships, to expand production of and preserve afford-
able housing, and to increase housing related employment.
Gulf County has received funding under Florida's State Housing Initiative Partnership Program
(SHIP) for. the Fiscal Year 1998-1999 and has been approved for funding for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.
Pursuant to Florida Statute 420.9075(3)(b), the availability of these funds must be advertised as fol-
Fiscal 'year 1998-1999 (July 1, 11998 June 3,0, 1999) funds are $350,000, and projected Fiscal
Year 1999-2000 funds are $350,000 (July 1, 1998 June 30, 2000).
Estimated amount of SHIP funds allocated for each strategy/activity for each fiscal year are as



Housing Rehabilitation (SEE BELOW) $ 155,000
Land Acquisition $ 76,500
Down Payment Assistance $ 76,500
Closing Cost Assistahce $ 4,000
Home Ownership Counseling. $ 3,000

Very Low & Low Incoriae
Very Low, Low & Moderate Income
Very Low, Low & Moderate Income
Very Low, Low & Moderate Income
Very Low, Low & Moderate Income

At a minimum, thirty (30%) of units assisted under each strategy/activity will benefit very low income
families. At ,a minimum, thirty (30%) of units assisted under each strategy/activity will benefit low
income families.
The maximum income limits according to family ize are as follows:
FAMILY SIZE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Very Low Income 12,650 14,450 16,250 18,050 19,500 20,950 22,400 23,850
Low Incomfe 20,200 23,100 26,000 28,900 31,200 33,500 35,800 38,100
Moderate Income 30,360 34,680 39,000 43,320 46,800 50,280 53,760 57,240
The maximum housing value limitation allowable for program participation for each strategy is
S98,523 foe Existing Homes and $106,365 for 1New Built Homes. SHIP FUNDS.MAY NOT.BE
be used to purchase a Department of Community Affairs (DCA) approved modular home.
',(*) Housing Rehabilitation shall be by a lottery system. .
(*)Land Acquisition, Down Payment Assistance and Closing Cost' Assistance shall be first quali-
fied/first served for those qualified for a residential loan from a participating lender.
Eligible Sponsor participation will be based on a criteria that will include:
(a) an eligible sponsor locally based having expertise in providing Affordable Housing.
(b) amount of non-SHIP funds and/or the. value of in-kihd services committed as SHIP leverage.
(c) production goals in relation to the Housing Assistance Plan.
(d) percentage of units targeted to very low income persons.
(e) compliance with Rule 67-37, Local Housing Assistance Plan as applicable.
TARGET AREAS: Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program. During the program year 98-
99 it is anticipated that Gulf County and the cities of Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe will make appli-
cations to the State of Florida for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). In support of the
applications, SHIP funds in the amount of ($55,000) will be targeted to the Highland View area, and
($50,000) will be targeted to the cities of Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe each. Applicant selection cri-
teria for families within the targeted areas will be by a "Lottery" system. Program year 1999/2000
will be a county wide lottery for the entire $155,000.
Program Income and Recaptured Program Funds will be utilized on a county wide basis consistent
with the applicant selection criteria, strategies and income eligibility, as approved.
Acquisition, Down Payment Assistance and Closing Cost). APPLICATIONS FOR HOUSING
REHABILITATION PY 1998/99 and 1999/2000 WILL BE AVAILABLE IULY 9, 1999 thru
APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE: County Courthouse Rooms: 136 & 147; and in
Wewahitchka, (Old Courthouse) at the County Extension Office.
The local SHIP contact person is Bo Williams. (850) 229-6125 Tue thru Fri; Mon (850) 639-3019.
.. .. 5t JUNE 10, 17.24k JULY JAND 8, 1999.

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., Coach Bill Hodges,
Program Keynote
Speaker is Named
The. keynote speaker for-, the
upcoming Norris 'D., Langston.
Youth Scholarship. Foundation
Program to be held July 1st at
Port St.' Joe High School. begin-,
ning at'6130 p.m., ET, was''
announced this week. Scheduled
to address those in attendance is '
Coach Bill Hodges.
One of Tevester Anderson's
first acts after being selected head
basketball coach at Murray State
University, was to call veteran col-
lege basketball coach Bill Hodges'
and ask him to reconsider retire-
ment and join. he ancThis staff, at
Murray State University. That was
a wise choice, considering Hodges'
background ,
A native of Zionsville, Indiana,
Hodges has more than 20 years of
experience in all facets of organiz-
ing winni ng college 'basketball
programs. In those 20 years, he
compiled a 236-184 record.
FHis notable season came in
1978-79 as the head coach at
Indiana State. Led, by Hall.., of
Famer Larry Bird, Hodges and the
Sycamores posted a 33-1 record,
and landed in the 1979 NCAA title
game where the Sycamores fell to
Magic Johnson's Michigan State
team. .
Hodges earned five national
"Coach of the Year" awards that
season, his first ever as a head
coach at any level.

Dr. Fredrick S. Humphries '
Humphries to
Present Awards
Dr., Fredrick S,_ Humphries.
president of Florida A&M
University is slated to present
awards for this year's Norris D.
Langston Youth 'Scholarship
Foundation Program Io be held.
July.'1st', .at Port ,St. 'Joe High,
School, starting at 6:30 p.,m., ET.
"I attended this prestigious
ceremony last year. I truly support
the Norris D.' Langston Youth
Scholarship 'Foundation, and, all,
itsefforts. To see any organization
engaged in 'the educational devel-
, opment of our youth, is a tremen-
"dous asset '.td our society,"
Humphries commented if;antici-
patlon of this summer's program.

Slow Dov

St. Georg

Motorists who use the St.
George' Island Causeway irin
Franklin County are being asked
to slow down over the next few
'w6eks as 'they travel through an
important nesting site for several
species of teins and gulls.,
Designated as 'a "Critical
Wildlife Area" by the: Florida Game
& Fresh Water Fish Commission.

New Items Available

Including Census Data, Some St

The,,'Gulf County Library
would ffRe 'to bring to your atter-, '
uon the latest items available at
your local library. It now has
received the Alabama 1910 cen-
sus data on microfilm. This is the
portion of the Alabama census
that had been missing from the
records-and it covers .De KaIb,
Elmore and Geneva counties.

June 18th. "'
The Value Line economic and
stock market commentaries are
valuable tools for anyone invest-
ing in the market. The Friends of
the Library are pleased to be able
to provide this information to the
people of ,Gulf County, and hope
to see increased usage.

In addition .they are .continu-.. The friends would, like ,to.
ing to receive the Value Line announce that the used book sale
Investment Survey reports. These that was handled by Jeanie Mims,
reports cover about 1.700 stocks,. 7 at her shop on Reid Avenue will
and the current issues are as 6f .now'be at Parker's Bazkarq,located
i u ,II

Low-Cost Health
Coverage Is
Available for Kids
Under a new federal initiative.
low-cost or free health insurance,
coverage is now available to most
children, according-to 'James W.
Taliaferro, Social Security manag-
er in: Panama City. .
As" a result of the initiative, .
each state is developing its own
children's health insurance pro-
gram to make health care. more
affordable for kids who need it. In
addition,. Medicaid now provides
free health coverage to most low-
income children.
"A major reason why one out
of every seven children in America
is without health Ainsuraince, is
that many parents who, cannot
afford private iituirance ddri't r'
know about thelar options," James
Taliaferro stated..
"With almost all states partic-

Fipating in this new initiative, it is
imperative that we get the Word
out so that parents bani under-
stand where they can get help."
. Taliaferro said Social 'Security is
. .joining.' with. tjher.- agencies in
helping to publicize the program.
He ro noted'-that the nation-
al- initiative to make affordable
health insurance available to kids
is based on studies that show the,:
difference health care makes
%when. it is available' at a young

Host Famil

Program Places
World Heritage, a non-profit,.
public benefit organization, is,
seeking local host families for.-
high school boys and girls from
Spain, Mexico; France, Germany,
Thailand, Brazil, Japan and the
NIS (Newly Independent States of.
the former Soilet Union) coming '
to this ,area .for. the. upcoming ,-
school year. '
'These personable and acade-
mically select' exchange students
speak English, are bright, curi-
ous, and eager to learn about this
country through. living as part of a i-
family and attending high school. '*
This is a wonderful opportunity to
share in the fostering of inter-cul-,,
tural friendships. ,.
"The exchange sttidents arrive.:,
from their home Country shortly
before school begins and return. -,
at the end of'fh'e school year.J -?
Each World'bHeritage student is
fully insured, brings his or her .,
own personal spending money,
and 'expects to "bear his or her -
share of household responsibili- ..,
ties, as well as being included in,'
normal family 4' activities and'..

At the same. time the student

es Needed for Exchange Students

Foreign Students' In American Homes For School Year

screened and qualified by World arrival.
Heritage. Families may select the
youngster of their .'choice from The
student applications, photo col- obtainil
lages, and biographical essays. becomil
Once paired, students and fami- ing an
lies are encouraged to begin cor-, contact
responding prior to the student's resenta

FHP License and
Vehicle Checkpoints
The, Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and Vehicle inspection check-
points from June 25th through.
30th on SR-73 near CR-287, and
SR-30 near Allen Memorial Way.
Recognizing the danger ;pre-
sented to the public by defective'
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi- 2
cles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equipment.
In addition, attention will be i_
directed to drivers who would vio-
late the driver license laws of
The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective

will be teaching their newly means of enforcing the equipment
adopted host family about their'' '4and driver license laws of Florida
owri culture andilanguage' ensuring the protection of all

SThe students are wen ,iuLUoists. '

n for the Birds on,

e Island Causeway!

the grass and shell shoulder on ducted a census of the bird colony
the one-mile stretch of roadway ''on May 26th and found over
between St. Gebrgek Island and -) 3,400 pairs of nesting laughing
,Eastpoint is temporarily home to -,gulls, more than 1,000 pairs of
thousands of pairs of nesting .royal terns, 125 pairs pf tiny least
shorebirds. "terns and a few pairs of sandwich
SDr. George Wallace, a GFC: terns,
riongame wildlife biologist, and i Wallace said the posted speed
biologists frotm-the Department of limit Is 35 .p.h. and hundreds of
Environmental Protection, con- yards of flexible four-foot high
; : ..' '. i,.fencing has been put up on both
sides of the highway to limit the
numbers of chicks wandering out
Onto the highway and being hit by
7 vehicles. Adult birds may also be
At Library hit as they swoop across the'two
lanes of traffic.

IC ,I to slow down and tQ..)e mindful of
S. i' -'i what a, tremendously important
at :321 .Reid Avenue.(in the, VCCR, site this is," Wallace said.'
repair building). .. He said the laughing gulls
Marjorie Parker has gracious- can be identified by their black
ly consented to assist the friends heads, slate-gray backs and
in this endeavor, and they appre- wings, and their preference for
ciate her help. A special thanks to. nesting in the grass, where they
Jeanie Mims for the use of her, incubate two or three eggs.
space.' .. On the other hand, royal
Finally,, the next quarterly terns are pale gray with black
meeting of the Friends of the Gulf wns and orange bills and are
Copnty.Libraries will be July 20, clustered in tvo dense colonies on
at the Port St. Joe library, at 5:00 clustered n o dense colonies on
p.m. All members and Interested resemble miniature royal terns;
parties are cordially invited to uthave yellow bills and also nest
attend on the sand.
'"^ While it's hoped that
motorists will slow down, Wallace
age. *:-', '' said it is. illegal for motorists to
'. ., stop their vehicles along the road ,
"Children with health insur- ,, and walk into the nesting areas.
ance are more likely to be healthy Individuals who do so could be'
as newborns, receive needed. charged with a misdemeanor and
immunizations as toddlers; and -'face fines up to $500.

get treatment for.llnesses sucn a
recurring ear Infections arid asthl
ina. Without treatment, these dis
eases can slow a child's learning
id have lifelong consequences."
Interested persons. may cam
the (850) 872-4385.

t I


Environment Safe Animal Feeding r "g
Animal feeding operations will potential adverse effects to is
ben.efi~, from.a new effort by the groundwater and surface waters ni
Florida Departmient of" Environ- that may be caused by animal al
mental'Protection (FDEP) and the feeding operations. s
Florida Rural Water Association : Although any animal feeding s
(FRWA). The FRWA is'a non-prof.it operation can utilize and benefit .j
organization designed to assist from this new effort, dairy opera- 4
watel- and wastewater utilities in 'tions will be the initial focus. :
meeting state nd' lodal environ- For further information, con-'
mental regulations. .... tact Gar Williams. Florida Rural"-
Under contract with FDEP, Water 'Association Executive
the FRWA will assist in reducing- director at (850) 668-2746. "
4 '.4

Fhanks to VFW
Post #10069f
The Port St.UJbe'High'School
varsity golf program would like to';
lank the local V.F.W. Post"for its
generous contribution to the, ar-'i
ty golf program. The community'
truly fortunate to have an orga-'
Ization in Port St. Joe that is
ways doing everything if can to
support, the, activities in the
schools and community.

)se persons interested in
ag more informationabout'
ng a host family or becom-
exchange student should'
\World Heritage's local rep-
tive. Ray Harris at 850-,
77 (Chipley). or call 1-800-'

,. World Heritage (formerly"
Spanish Heritage) is a non-profit,7,
tax exempt, public benefit organi-
zation. It 'is officially designated&:
as an exchange visitor program by.
the United States Information'


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"We must use the
Sword of the Spirit"
-Ephesians 6:17

.,whole amour of God, that we may be able to stand
against the wiles of the deviL" ( Eph. 6:11).
God cautions us in the next verse "We wrestle
not against flesh and blood, but against principalities,
against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of
this world, against spiritual wickedness in high plac-'
es." We are unable to see the real enemy, for he is a
spirit, and he dishes out spiritual wickedness. He
can deceive us very easily, for his strong hold is our
mind. He can make us think that evil is good, by
planting thoughts in our imaginations.
Second Corinthians 10:4-5 assures us we can
*pull down Satan's strongholds by "Casting down our
imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself
against the knowledge of God, and bringing our
thoughts into the obedience of Christ.",,
How can we do this? :
By using the Sword of the Lord!"
So, how do we get the Sword of the Lord?
Ephesians 6:17 tells us to "Take the helmet of
salvation, and the Sword of the Spirit of The Lord,
which is the Word of God '
The helmet of salvation is our Faith in the re-
demptive power of Jesus. We cannot use the Sword
of The Lord properly unless we are first a child of
God' and have the helmet of salvation. Then we must
be fully acquainted with God's Word, for that is the
Sword of the Lord. When we have God's Word in our
heart, we are able to answer every thought that Sa-
tan happens to plant in our minds, in the same,
mannervas Jesus did in His temptation. (see Matt.4)
Jesus successfully answered every, temptation of
Satan with God's Word. And when He turned Satan
back with that powerful Word, Satan left him, and
angels ministered to Him.
We have the Power of God at our disposal. Satan
has no power over us, except what we ourselves will,
allow. Let us use that power and Glorify our Lord!

..,.: .... ,311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 324.5,6 .
x Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00 pm,
'0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647-5026 -

First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Church Office 227-1493 Gus Carpenter, Pastor
Sunday School . .. .9:45 na.m
Sunday Morning worshipp .. 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ........ . 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday . . ....... .. 7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us

"first United Methodist Church
y 111 North 22nd Street -Mexico Beach, FL 32410

Sunday Worship
Services ................ 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. CT.


SRev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor
Parsonage Phone: 648-4424

Dr. John Anderson,.Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820


7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Sunday School 9:45
S : : 8, ,800 Pa.m. (CT) ':

V.B.S. at TV Church of God
Highland View Church of God altending will be escorted down and learn more about the "Arm
will be holding Bacation Bible the streets and will finish up with of God"! For more informati
School next week based on the .th.,"Splash Tug of War"' you can contact the church
theme of "Modern Day Warrior"- "Basic Training" will be held 229-4235.
The Devil's Enemy". nightly from 6:00 to '8:00 p.m. 'oh
The "First Formation" will be Monday, ,June 28th through un ity Sing
held at the church on Saturday, Friday, July 2nd. Community
June 27th, at 10:00 a.m. Those' : Everyone is invited to attend' at Dalkeith BaptiS
at Dalkeith Baptis

Grateful to Friends Observe Pastor's
Dear friends of Port St. Joe, Anniversary Suni.
we -1 w +sn -to -i1, .1u r p~ici

we wisn to express our sincere
gratitude for the, prayers, visits.
cards, telephone calls, food, and
other gifts ,during" my recent
surgery and recuperation.'
My surgery .went well and
with all the prayers and therapy,
my doctor says I am progressing
on schedule. Contp.ue to keep us
in your prayers.
It is truly wonderful to, be a
part of a comrpunity such as ,
ours .,
Sincerely ,
Virginia and AI Smith

Victory :Templ'e .-First Born
Holiness Church will be celebrat-
ing the anniversary of its pastor,
Elder Charles Gathers, on
Sunday, 'June 27th, with services
at 11:30 a.m. and 6:30, p.m.
The morning.-service speaker
will be Reverend iJerome Williams
of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of
Panama City. In 'the, evening, the
congregation will, hear from
Reverend 'Jesse Hawkins of
Philadelphia PriMittIve, Baptist.
z Everyone is. cordially invite to
attend these services.

In Ephesians 4:26, we find,
"Be angry but do not sin, do not
let the sun go down on your
anger." Some people believe that
Christians should never get
angr.- We all have a range of
Oliver F. Taylor emotions which should include
Visitation Minister, First anger when needed. However, we
United Methodist Church should not let anger control our
lives'. ,
Christians should not let carrying grudges embitter
their lives. ThiA changes our personalities when we let
grudges eat away at. our Christian personality. We
should -use reason at all times. Paul gives us good advice
when he tells us to not let the sun go down oh iour anger.
When we go to bed with anger in .our hearts we
have a restless night. Under these circumstances we do
not get proper, rest. Christians should lave a fresh start
every morning.- We do not need to carry yesterday's bur-
dens into the hew day.

Annual Camp
Meeting at Body
of Christ Jesus ;:
The pastor 'and members of
the Body of Christ Jesus, Church
invite you and your family to
attend worship services during
their "Annual Camp Meeting".
The camp meeting began last
Monday, June 21st, and is con-
tinuing through Friday, July 2nd,,
with services nightly at 7:30 p.m.
This year's services will be
held indoors at the church's loca-

tion pn Harbor Street in Port St.
The schedule of anointed'
ministers to deliver the gospel of
Jesus include: Pastor Johd Baker.'
of Tallahassee, JUne' 24-25;
Missionary Tuggerson, of Ocala,
June. 26-27; Pastor Mary
Edwards, June 28-29; and Elder
Shirley Ezell, June 30-July 2,
both of Miami.
Earlier this week the congre-
gation heard from Pastor Sherlene
McClary of Panama City and
Elder Harley Watkins of'


Liberty Bible Church
S /, : 1~elcomes You To Iti S'rvices'

Sunday Morning Service.- 10 a,.m.
102 Liberty Marior Circle .,Port St Joe

Pastor Guy Labhnte Phone 648-5912

I o".A Por of Victor t

P'istf CkucA of -ke aza rhee
2''0. l' 22 Longe vene *. Prt St, 5 oe, FlowidJ 32456 .
(850) 229-9596 ""
Sunday School ................... 10 a.m., Cie unto the Lotd fte qlovy
Sunday Morning Worship ............... 11 a.m. due His name, worship the
Sunday Evening Worship . ..... . 6 p.m. Lord in the be.an.'y of holiness.
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m. ., Psa'n 29:2

l The friendly place..to worship' .

First Baptist Church
Mexico BeiLn Jim Davis, Pastor .:'
Worship .- Sundays at 10:00 a.m. axrd 6:00 p.ih.
'"'iii, niBible Study Suidays at 9:00 a. m (all ages)
Wednesday Adult Praver and 'Bible'Study at 6:00 p.m.,
Please note, all times central!
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach corner of 15th & California 648-5776

^^^^^^^ EVE'^RYO^NE WELCOME! ^^^^^


A community sing will be held
at Dalkeith Baptist Church on
Saturday, June 26tli; 'beginning
at 7:00 p.m.. E.T.

The sing will feature local tal-
ent and there will be no charge to
enjoy the music. The public Is
invited to attend-and to bring
your: instrument or tape, and
share in this worship experience.
There's a lot of talent in our
community-attend and be'
blessed. The church is located at
2223 County Road 381 in
S"0 sing unto the 'Lord a new
song; sing unto the Lord all the,
earth. Sing unto the Lord. bless His
name; show forth His salvation from
day to day."-Psalms 96:1-2.


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
Wofship Service . . .... .. .. 10 a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study ... ........ .. 7 p.m. CDT

.2' Come and Be Blessed!
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
Sunday School ..................... .............10 a.m.
M morning Service ................................................... 11 a.m .
Tuesday Bible Study .............................................. 7 p.m.
Thursday Praise & Worship ................................... 7 p.m.

I usn W 'o: r,; ., _,- ... ;.,,:Sixteent)Street
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756 ''
Sunday Worship ....... 10 a.m. <
Adult School ........ .11 a.m.
*Sunday School
*Young Children
*Nursery Available "

Pastor Rev.J. Reid Cameron

First f!Baptist Church
Allen Welborn -'Buddy 'Caswell
, f ,Pastor Minister of Musit & Youth
Sunday School .. ... ..... 9:45 am
SWorship Service ............. .... 11:00 am
Disciple Training .... .. .. :00 pm
SEvening Worship ....... ..... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting '. '700 pm

-------------Teaching the Truth of God's Word
,801 20th,Street Port St. Joe ,- 229-6707
Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School . : 10:00 a.m.
SMorning Service . . .... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ... . .. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .. 7:00 p.m.


Constitution and Monument
-Port St. 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. Diana Sealey
Choir Director Touth & Children's Director)

Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome

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)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.,.
Prayer and Bible' Study, at7 p.m. .
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth

Bible Study Worships
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Suni
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursewry
;,\ Call 229-8310
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32487
K Corner of 20th Street& Marvin Avenue


Grace Baptist Clh
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.graceeagles.org


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Highway 71 / Cecil Costin Sr. Blivd.

Domestic Violence
Workshop Today
There will be a domestic .rio-
lence workshop held on
Thursday, June 24th, at New
Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
beginning at 7:00 p.m. The public
is invited to attend.

"Undivided" in Concert
The gospel singing, group
"Undivided" will be in concert at
the First Baptist Church of
Mexico Beach on Sunday, June
27th. at 6:00 p.m.. CT. For more
Information, call 648-5776.


The administration and staff
of Port St. Joe High School have
released the names of those stu-
dents who were named to the
honor roll following the fourth
nine week grading period of the
1998-99 school year.
Students earning "All A's"
Ninth Grade--Santiel Cham-
Sbers, Elizabeth Curry, John-

Test Scores Are

Ready at Faith

Christian School
The Stanford Achievemrient
Test scores are ready for parents
to pick up at Faith Christian
School. Regular office hours are
from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. during
the summer. -
Jackie Quarles, coordinator,
reports that the FCS students did
well on their tests. Kindergarten
through eighth grade students
averaged in the 72nd national
percentile, and they averaged over
one grade ,level above their
respective grade levels I '.
She also asks that parents
register the children) when you
come by the office to pick up the
scores. Books. must be ordered
and plans made according to the
number of students registered for
the 1999-2000 school year. The
nursery classes for three and four
year olds are filling up.
Please note that former stu-
dents must register for the com-
ing school year in order to be
guaranteed a place in the next
Faith Christian is in its fourth
week of a summer program for
three, four and five year old chil-
dren, and in into its third week of
summer academics for students
going into grades one through
It is not too late to be a part of
the summer programs., For fur-
ther information, please call 229-

"Safe Schools"

Is Prioritized
Submitted by Sara Joe Wooten
'Gulf County Schools
Superintendent Jerry Kelley
has made safe schools one of the
top priorities for the' district for
the 1999-2000 school year.
Realizing the importance of
preparing for any given situation,
a summer summit has. been
scheduled for June 28. Principals
were asked to invite parents. stu-
dents. safety committee members.
resource officers and others who
can assist with this project.,
The facilitator of the summit
will be Cathy Hammond from the
Department of Education's Safe
and Drug Free Division, The
intent of the summit is to identify
areas of concern and to develop a
plan for prevention and crisis
management for all county
This plan will be presented to
the board for approval and imple-
mentation for the coming school

Elementary Students

Should Register Now
Any new Port St. Joe
Elementary School student who
has not already enrolled in school
needs to stop by the school's
office and pick up the necessary
registration papers as soon as
possible-preferably by July 1st.
The school office will be open
Monday through Thursday from
7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., ET.

Patrick Floyd, Rachel Geoghagan,
Kimberley Howse, Melanie Jones,
Carla Money, Kenneth Peak, Joe
Robinson, Joanna, Watkins, and
Heidi Wells.
Tenth Grade-Ben Ashcraft,
Bonnie Belin, Stephanie
Blackmon, Nicholas Comforter,
Jennifer Craig, Christa Dykes,
Julie Levins, Tremaine Lewis,
Susan Medina, Sarah Mize,
Jessica Pate, Jennifer Patterson,
Karissa Thomas, Joshua Todd,'
Adam White. Leslie, White, and.
Travis Wright. ,*' I
Eleventh Grade-Erica Ailes,
Alicia Christie, Brandon Davis,
Kerstin Frank, John Gainous,'
Lacey Johnson, Megan Johnson,;
Felix NMachts. Daniel Parke r.
Rachel Perrin, Rocker Salzer.
Henry Smallwood. Nicole Smith.
Lea Todd, and Rachel Watson.
Twelfth 'Grade-Samantha
Ambrose, Kristy Bryant. Rebekah
Cope, James Daniels, Chad
Estep. James Faison. Tracey
Fitzgerald. April Godwqn. Rachel
Harris. Rikki Johnson. Lyndsy
Kilpatrick. Melissa King, Rawlis
.Leslie, Brett Lowry. Katrlna
Maestri. Norman Martin. Rachel
McCroan. Farica Quinn, Sabrina
Stomp, James 'Terry; Krystal
Tharpe, Kiki Williams, Lindsay
SWilliams, and Shannon Winfield.

Students earning "All A's
and B's" include:
Ninth Grade-CryN Allen.




High School

by Larry A. Mathes

It would appear that this par-
ticular column will be my last.
Unless, of course, Dr. Bill Truby
elects to continue writing a week-
ly article. If he does. you'll proba-
bly notice an improvement right.
away! -.;.
I started writing this column
to avoid having to send a newslet-
ter home each week with every
student (knowing that most
would never make it home). As
the practice grew, it became an
interesting way to start each
week, reviewing the positive
things that had already taken
place and pointing out the many
opportunities that were scheduled
to take place.
The column has been a great
place to give a little recognition to
people who often deserved a lot
more, and it. has often been a
place to vent a little: personal frus-
tration towards the state and fed-
eral governments' ever increasing
interference in education.
What amazed me most was
how many people from" outside of'
Gulf County actually read the col-
umn and took' time to comment
on it.
Numerous times people
would recognize me (from when
The Star used my picture with the
column) and begin talking about
some issue I had broached in the
article. Now that should make
Wesley feel good; to know that The
Star is widely read and circulated
beyond our local shores.
: And on that note I'll bow
out-thanks. Wesley, for the
space and for your support for the
past thirty years. Now where did I
leave those golf clubs?

Shannon Allen, Mary 'Amerson,
Natalie Burge, Corey Butler,'
Jason Carroll, Joshua Carter,'
Matthew Dailey, Robert Dykes,
Lisa Floyd, Robert Garrett,-,
Stephanie Gibson, Chad"
Haddock, Stephanie Hightower,

Kimberly Pickett, Brittany Reeves,
Anna Reynolds, Elizabeth Schadt,
Tikila Walker, Crystal Watkins,
and Melanie Williams.
_Tenth Grade-William
Bailey, Michael Bouington, James
Capps, Matthew Caswell, 'Amber

Port St. Joe Middle School

Port St. Joe Middle School
principal Carolyn Rish is pleased
to announce the names of stu-:
dents who earned placement on,
the honor roll during the fourth',
nine week grading period of the,
1998-99 school year.
Students earning "All A's"
Sixth Grade-Sheena Bell,
Kimberly Burkert,. Caroline
Capps. Casey Flanagan. Andrea
Gaylor. Heather Henderson,
Aaron Little. Whitney Nixon. Anna
Salzer. and Laura Seay.
Seventh Grade-Brittany.
Alford. Becky 'Belin. Jessica
Bland, Shawna Bond, Tommy,
Curry. Ashby Davis, Molly'
Garrett. Kale Gullot. All i
McKeithen, Moses Medina, Randil
Sasser. B. J' Strickland, and',
Preston Wigsten.
Eighth Grade-Danlelle
Barnes, Patrick Fitzgerald. Katie
Geoghagan. Margaret Gibson,
Jolie Hogan. Traci Richardson,
and Tyler Welmorts.
Students -,earning "All A's
'and B's" include: .
Sixth Grade--Charla Atkins,
Mary Boddye, Travis Burge, Lacy
Carter, Ryan Cralg. Jamle Davis,
Anna Godwin. ,Jonathan Howse,"-
Nick Hunter, George Kakoullis,
.Lacey Lowery, Steven Lucas,
Michelle Mathews, Jarrod
McArdle, Kenny McFarland,.,
Danielle Myrick, Jacob Owens,
Matthew Peevy, Kyle Pickett,


MAY 11, 1999
The Gulf County School Board Met In
regular session on May 11. '1999, at 9:001)
a.m.f ET.iin the Gulf Count) Sihool Board,'
Administrative Offices. The following mem-
bers were present: Caroline Norton. Oscar
Redd, David Byrd, Charlotte Pierce, and ,
Mary Pridgeon. The Superintendent and
Board Attorney were also present.
Chairman Norton, presided, and the
meeting was opened with an invocation by:
Mrs. Pridgeon, followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance led by Mr. Byrd.
motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs Pierce.,
and unanimous iote, the Board approved
-ne following change order for the Port St. .
Joe Elementary School renoiaUion project.
Leave the existing building where the pre-
sent media center is housed for additional
classroom space. Build a new media cen-r
ter in the open area in: front of the lunch-
room. Also; approved to renovate the walk- ,
way from the lunchroom to the gymnasil-
um. Approximate cost S200.000.
A GED diploma was awarded to Stacie,o
Saleh by the Superintendent and Board',
Chairman.. ,
The Wewahitchka High School Varsity v
Cheerleaders were recognized with a reso-
lution and a plaque for their accomplish-,
ments in achieving the 1998-99 Florida '
Athletic Coaching A;-ociation 2A Co-Ed;
Cheerleading State Championship. r
The Port St. Joe High School Var5lty,
Boys Track and Field Team was recognized,'
,iith a resolution and a plaque for their:,
accompli;hmenti In achieving the 1998-,
99 State Champronshlp for an unpiece-
dented sL\ \ears in a row
The Board recognized Lisa Curry. a!
ninth grade student at Port St Joe High'
School for her accomplishments In the
field' of science. Lisa won the overall
Chipola Regional S,:cience Fair. as well asi
numerous individual awards at the'
Chipola Fair, and she qualified for the'
state and internat-onal competition. LisZ'4
attended the international science fair in,.
CHANGES: In Accordance with Floridac
Statultes, the Board advertised policy;
changes listed below-. A public hearing wa t
held in order to give the public opportunjii
ty to provide input There was no
response. On motion bi Mrs Prldgeon!!',
second by Mr. Redd. and unanimous ,ote,,
the Board approved police\ changes In the.'
following sections: ,
2.30 School AdvloCry Councis
2.70 Prohibition of Harassment. '
4.10 The Curriculum
5.10' Requirements for Original Enu-r
6.30 Violation of Local. State and/or
Federal Laws
7.73 Acquisition 01 Real Property
7.90 Education Foundation
8.18 Emergen.:3 Closing of Schools
9.40 Advertising in 5cho,:,ls '
by Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs Prtdgeon '
and unanimous vcte. the Board adcptec'
the agenda.
CONSENT ITEMS: On moCtion by Mrsn
Pierce, second by Mr Reid. and unanil
mous vote, the Board took noted acuon ort.
the following consent items. ,
Aproal of Minutes: Minutes for Apr:
6, 1999 were approved.
.Bludget Matters/Paymen af EI1si
Approved the following budget amend
ments and pa\,Trrent ':.' bills:)
Budget Amendment VII, General Fund
Budget Amendment VII, Capit a
Projects, Gulf
Budget Amendment VII, speci
Revenue, Other
Correspondence: Acknowledged corre
spondence from Linda Whitfield, the fami'
ly of George Cooper, and Wewahitchk4
Project Graduation. I

Jessica Plair. Charissa Powell,
Jessica Rogers, Sandra Roney,
Jeffery Shearer, Brenda Smith,
Lacye Spears, Brandon Thomas,
Sean Thompson, Megan Todd,
and Magan Waldrop.
'' Seventh_ Grade-Collins
SAbrams, Margaret Boone, Shanna

Honor RolS ... Port St. Joe igh School

Daniels, Gregory Garland,
Heather Hayden, Laura Jeffcoat,
Christy Jones, Michael Kennedy,
Princess Likely, Angela Martinez.
Angela McDowell, Barbara
Presnell, Charles Shoaf, Hampton
Terry, and Jarrod Wester.
Eleventh Grade-Shelia
Boykins, William Burrows,
Marquez Byrd, Kevin Conoley,
Julie Faircloth, Roderick Givens,
Shelton Jeffcoat, Aiyana
Jefferson, Candice .Kennedy,
Clyde Lamberson, Tyler Lane,
Amanda Marquardt, Randall

Collier, Brittany Crocker, Micah
Dodson, Joshua Duty, Robert
Flowers, Jessica Ford,. Ashley
Haddock, Lesley, Hall,', Victor
Hamilton, Jennifer, Hersey,
Lyndsey Hill, David Hopper,'
Austin Hoirton, Kiandra Johnson,
David Jones, Rushelle' Lamboy;
Keith Manley, ,.Melissa Nixon,"
Hayley Quintana, 'Nicholas
Reynold Kris Searcy, Cody
Strickland, Stephen Tarantino.'
Allison Walther, Brittney Ward,




We will be having a cleanup in District 2, beginning the week ofJune
24-30, 1999. All items must be placed on the right-of-way by
Wednesday, June 23, 1999.

The clean-up will include all of District 2.

This is a one time pick-up NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

All items must be separated (i.e. white goods, wood products, yard
debris, etc.)


Ifyou have any questions, please contact the Gulf County Com mission
Office at (850) 229-6106.

2to, June 17 and 24. 1999.

Billy Traylor, District 2 Commissioner

Minutes of the .

County School. Board

LPesonne'- Approved the following per-
sonnel matter .
Approved .lUeirple JWatson to enter the
DROP program July I, 1999.
Res&gnatidi', will b'e 'June 30, 2004.
Approved Option 6 for terminal pay of'
sick leave and Opuon I for terminal
'pay of accrued annual leave (30 day
maximum) and the remaining annual
days, if any, carried forward into the
DROP time period.,
Approved amending the March 2, 1999
minutes and the Superintendents
recommendation to reflect William F
Truby as. Interim Principal for
Wewahitchka High School or the
1999-2000 school year.
Approved Sabine Maughan for the posi-
tilon of ESE teacher at Port St. Joe
Middle School effective April 19, 1999
(to replace Karen Butts who Is out on
medical leave for the remainder of the
Approved Evelyn Cox to enter the
DROP program July 1,, 1999.
Resignation will be June 30, 2004,
Approved Option 2 for terminal pay of
sick leave.
Approved Virginia Smith for unpaid
leave after sick leaxe is depleted for
the remainder of the 1998-99 school
year. :, ; ,
Approved the following personnel for
the Summer Youth Employment
Training' Program Jordan Miles.
Coordinator;:-Marty Riley, Counselor/
Teacher: Simona Beard, Counselor/
Teacher: Stephanie Wade. Coun-
selor/Teacher. Peral Hunter,
Counselor/Teacher. Wayne Flowers,
Counselor/Teacher. Kathy Thomas,
Approved Tracy, Bowers as 'a home-
bound teacher for Wewahitchka
Elementary School. :
SAccepted Wayne'Flowers' letter of resig-
nation as, head football coach at
Wewahltchka High School.
Approved Grant Grantham for the sup-
plementary position of Interim head
football coach at Wewahltchka High
School. ,
Approved Brian. Hobbs as a summer
DCT student worker in the Port St.
Joe bus, barn.
Accepted letter of' retirement from
Bessie 'Willis from' her position as
head' custodian effective April 23,
Approved the following substitute
teachers for the 1998-99 school year:
Monica Tarantino, Susan Jecha,
Wanda Bailey, and Jeannie Askew.
Approved Barbara Britt as a substitute
custodial worker for the 1998-99
school year.
Approved decreasing Marvel Myers'.
custodial position to four hours per
day (fromseven,hours per day)
urplus property: Approved disposal of
the following property from Port St. Joe
High School: 1 .Hobart VCM-40 Cutter/
Mixer, Serial #' 117414576, Property
Record # 08177974.
Approved disposal of, the following
property from Wewahitchka High School: 8
Apple Computers, Property Record #'s
81832060, 81832064, 81852140,
81891313, 81902317, 81952380,
86023338, 88905217, 88905278; 3 IBM
Computers, Property Record #'s
81900145, 81902318, 81912327; 1 -
Packard Bell Computer, Property Record #
81922333; 1 IBM Modem, Property
Record # 02386316; 1 386 Notebook,
Property Record # 92930127.
BID MATTERS: On motion by Mr.
Redd, second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and unan-
imous vote the Board approved the follow-
ing bid matters:
Approved the 1999-2000 Sealed fuel
and Oil Bid, '1999-2000 Seat Cover/
Cushion Bid, and 1999-2000 Tire and
Tube Bid as recommended. Upon recom-
mendation of the Superintendent, the

Seal, Drum and Shoe Bid was tabled until
the June 8. 1999 Board meeting.
PROGRAM" MATTERS: On motion' by
Mrs. Pridgeon, second by Mrs.'Pi'r-e';nd
unanimous vote: the Board approved the'
following program. matters:
Approved submission of the Project
Literacy project application in the amount
of $400,000 for the 1999-2000 school
Approved submission of the Safe and
Drug Free project application in the
amount of $10,000 for the 1999-2000'
school year.
Approved submission of the Innovative
Approaches project application -in the
amount of $15.000 for the. 1999-2000
school year. ,
cial board meeting was scheduled for May
26, 1999 at 10:30 a m CT, to address
personnel ,matters and a proposal from.
North Florida Head Start
On motion by Mr. Redd, second-by Mrs. ,
Pierce, and unanimous 'ote. the Board ,
approved merging Highland View
Elementary School and Port St. Joe.
Elementary School. The merger will. be :
effectie for the 1999-2000 school year
and the school'will be, located at 2201 ,
Long Avenue, Port St. Joe .
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mrs., Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the,
Board approved the adoption of a four-day
.work week to begin on May 31. 1999. and
end 9on July 30, 1999.. ,,
SOn motion by Mr Redd. second by Mrs.
Pridgeon. and unanimous vote. the Board
apprcied the 12-month employee holiday
calendar and the 1999-2000 s-chool food
service calendar.
The Board, reviewed Monthly Activity
Reports of School Resource Officers for the
month of April, 1999. No action necessary.
motion by' Mrs Pierce second by Mrs. '
Pndgeon. and unanimous vote, the Board
appro ed for Board members to attend the
PAEC Leadership Conference at Gulf Coast
Community College, July '7-8, 1999, as
well as the Florida School Board
Association Summer Conference,'June 9-
11, 1999. "
ADJOURNMENT: There being no fur-
ther business, on motion by Mrs.
Pridgeon, second by' Mrs. Pierce," and
unanimous vote, the meeting adjourned at
11: 0 a.m.

MAY 26, 1999
The Gulf County School Board met in a ,
special session on May 26, 1999, at 10:30
a.m., ET, in the Gulf County School Board
Administrative Offices in Port St. Joe. The
following members were present: Caroline
Norton, Oscar Redd, Charlotte Pierce, and
Mary Pridgeon. Mr. Byrd was absent due -
to a prior commitment. The
'Superintendent, and .Board' Attorney 'were
also present;
Chairman Norton presided, and the
meeting was opened with an invocation by
Mrs. Pridgeon, followed by the Pledge' of
Allegiance led by Mr. Redd.
by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by Mrs. Pierce,
and unanimous vote, the Board accepted a
proposal by North Florida Head Start
allowing use of school board property in
Wewahltchka which Head Start will reno-
vate for head start classes in a collabora-
tive effort to Improve Pre-K students'
school readiness. The proposal also
includes allowing North Florida Head Start
to build a facility on school board property
in Port St. Joe at the Port St. Joe
Elementary School site which will be aes-
thetically in line with the renovation pro-
ject at that facility to house thirty-six Head
Start and Early Head Start students. Both
facilities will remain the property of the
Gulf County School Board.
PERSONNEL: On motion by Mrs.
Pridgeon, second by Mrs. Pierce, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the

following personnel for the 1999-2000
school year as noted
I Ariniual Contract-
Gull County Adult h'Ih.jol"- Martha
Port St. Joe Elementary School: Catherine
Carlsten, Katrria Glass. Donna Howze,
Sand Linda Patterson. .
Port St. Joe High School: Tammy Owens,
Shirley Moates, and Melissa Ramsey.
Special Services: Joy Ailes.
Wewahitchka Elementary School. Tonva
Boswell, .Misty Harper. Robin Stroud
(part-Ume). and Jan Tnornberg
Wewahitchka High School: Amy Alderman.
Laura Colannino. Anjenette Harding
and Christopher Lee
Annual to Professional Service Contracts:
Port St Joe Elementary .School: LeeAnna
Parrish and Charlotte Wllis
Port St. Joe High School Diane'
Port St Joe Middle School:, Alicia Gbdwin
; and Pam Watford;_ -
Wewahitchka High School: Kern Teall.
Educational Suppor Employees Annua
' Giflf'County Adult School: Donna Burch'-
Aide I (contingent on receipt- of grant
funds for position)
.Port St.' Joe Elementary School: Elizabeth
Davis Aide I; Tina Hicks Aide I;
Debble Peak Aide III; Aldonia Quinn -
,. SFS Worker
Port St Joe High School: Marty Riley -
Aide I, Mary Maloy SFS Worker (part-
Utime 3 hrs : Margaret Padgett SFS
Worker (part-Uime 3 hrs.)
Port St. Joe Middle Schbol:',-Nancy
Brockman Aide Ill.
Wewahitclhka Elementary School: .Hazel
Arnold Aide I; Diane Clark Aide I:
,.' Angell Hand SFS Worker .Ipat-timer
4 hrs ): Mary Ann Peak AldelllI (part.
time 3 hrs.); Jane Wade Aide III (part-'
time 3 hrs)
WewahItchka High School: 'Julianne C 1arr
Cashier 14 hrs.). Zenvaleen Jopes SFS
Worker (6 hr.s Margaret McMillion -
Alde II .. ,. .
Location TBA: Kim Nobles Aide II;
Melissa Schell Aide III.
District Offices: Jason Alford Computer
Technician Assistant; Shelly Oliver
Even Sta-t Pirent'Educator. .
Bus' Maintenance 'and,:Drivers: 'Julanne
Carr Bus Driver: Sheila Fennell Busj
Driver (oritingent on student rider
numbers, to. justify route); Mary Ann
Peak Bus Driver; Bertha Stripling -
'Bus' Driver.; Debbie Williams ,- Bc~s
Custodial and Maintenance: Diana Dykes -
Secretary III (part-time 3 hrs.); Rebecca
Srmith Custodian; 'Valen Williams'-
Custodian (part-time 3 h~rs.)
Educational Sueol Empliyces Inamal.,
to Permanent Status. .

I; Barbara Layfleld SFS Worker.
Port St. Joe High School: Karen Seay
Secretary III.
Bus Maintenance and Drivers- Dian
Dykes -Bus Driver; uam' Grahl Bu
Driver; Lee Hall Bus Driver; Donnz ,
Jackson Bus Driver;, Roy Norris Bu
Driver; Wanda Pate Bus Driver.
Custodial and Maintenance: Rickey Carte
Maintenance II; Joyce Gainous
Custodian; Marvel Myers Custodian)
(part-time 4 hrs.); Robert Nowell
Maintenance II
,. Monica Tarantino was approved for.th4 I|
position of Project Assistant of the Pre-(
Collaborative program part-time (20 hrs
per week) at a Sedretary III pay level. This,
is a grant funded position which end
September 30, 1999.
Approved Tracy Bowers for the posltior i
of SYETP clerical aide in Wewahitchka.
The meeting adjourned at 11:15 a.m.,,

Phillips, Alicia Sanders. Jessica.l
Summers. and Jessica Vari- .
sweringen. ;
Twelfth Grade-Donald
Baker. Nicole Belllnger. Jenny.,
Brock. Jennifer Butler. Jerem.-v
Cabaniss. Sabina Daniels. Ann4.:.
Duren. Heather Fox. Meredith:,.
'Godfrev. Jessica Hill. Laura-
Kilbourn, Kara McDaniel..
Meredith McNeill. Thomas Money,'
Frederick Mongold, Latrika"
Quinn, Wendy Sander. Janah
Strickland. Donna Thomas. and..
Nancy Vanheiden.

Joshua Watkins. and Melody
S..' Eighth Grade-Brad
Blackmon. Randi Boddye. Tessa
Collins, James Daniels, Susan
-Ellmer. .Spencer Foust. 'Aarors,
Hamm. Cila Johhsson, Terrance
Matthews;:,'Christopher -.Perrin,
'SariahQu'arantai Jessica Sherrill.-,.
Z Anna Tankersley. Bryan Thomas;
Chevne Todd. Aarbri Watsont,'n
Shanna Wester. and 'Ashley'"

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Receive Federal Benefit Payments
Re' ce 'iveFed e'r aayment ...

SGulf County is applying to the Florida
Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for a
grani under the Nei h-borhoi..a Re'vitali i uan ca t.
eorv In the amount S00 000unt Se under lihe Small '
Cities. Commurirv Detelupmenh Block Graint
S ICDBGI ProernuT, For each acuyv that is pr,:. ",
pomed. at lea-i 51,'. o-f the funds mult L,-rnelt lou.
and moderate rincorne per-.nz The arl-'tu.'-.
dolla amour nt and eumnated ptrerntag_ ti-el'i
to low and moderate income persons for which
GulPCounr.y ii applying are
Activity Activitly CDBG Funds Approximate
No. Name Funds LMI *'
13 Admiirdtration 5JA 000i:i t'i,
16, Eneirc.-ing ., $77,000.00
04 F.lood r Dalnage $475,000.00 70%.
E.act budget figures will be available no
laIr Ithan June 30. 1999. however, at no time
ail the C DBG budget exceed $600.000.00.
The proposed project addresses flood and
drainage in the Highland View area i Lthe unin.
rorpr.iaited area io' ithe Counr'
Gull Counr plan i to minirrze displace ,
me4rt oi' pfrsp.ns a.- nreiuh t'" planned CDBG
funded aCUVilUes In tIn Ik,-l]-iilrg manner'
There is no displacement anucpated
'If any persons are displaced as a result of
thee "planned activities, Gulf County will assist
sueh persons in the following manner: .
w, "Assistance'will be prot,.iJd in a.,.rdance. '
w t1h the Coanr%'i Anu Dipl.aceT'innt and,
Relocation pourb'
.Ap public heannr to pronlde cluen.ir an .
coppnrrun tro c:.ourrnient on ih, applic atuon will
be held at the Gulf County Courthouse. located
at 1000 5th St., on June 29, 1999 at 12:00 p.m.
A draft copy of parts of the application will be
available for review at that time. A final copy of
re'applicauorn,li h be made available at the Gulf
County Courthouze on Monday through Friday
between the hour- ,of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. no
more than fie oaa3 after June 25. 1999. The
application will be submitted to DCA on or before
June 30, 1999. To obtain additional information
concerning the application and the public hear-
ing contact Don Butler,. 1000 5th St.. Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. telephone (850) 229-6111.

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The pubiir, hearing being conducted In a
handi,:apped acr.c _,ble ]i.:,,:aiin. Any handi-
capped person requiring an interpreter for the
hearing impaired or the visually impaired should
contact .Don Butler at least five calendar days
prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be
provied.l An rnor,-English- speaking person
5-hig I ti aiend ih- puOin h erin ,h.:.ui '
tact Don Butler at *iie .e. :. -. ar da.,'- prior
to the meeting and a language interpreter will be
provided. To access a Telecommunication Device
for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call (800) 955-
8771. Any handicapped person requiring special'
accommodation' atl this meeting should contact
Don Butler at least five calendar days prior to the
' Pursuant to Section 102 of the HOD
Reform Act of 1989, the following disclosures'will
be -ubmim ld lo DCA "--i- t:-t apF,,liiauon The
Oaiclosures "illi te made a' alable by Gulf
County and DCA for public inspection upon
request. These disclosures will be available on
and after the date of submission of the applica-
tion and shall conunue lu b avajlable for a rain-
, imumperod o0 tiivo y-a.-
1. Other o.-rnmnent nelieralJ ,tle and local),
As, ilt Iar ,.ine 0r prui'-*:t in tn., form of a
S gift grart lc-'an o0 r ,tee n hurar lr pa,, '
O ern rel-tba i r l,;d s nredil [.i \ br n iv .:.r
any other form of direct or Indirect benefit
by source and amount:
2. Th'e id'enuues and pe:unjaryv ir-erers o i all
de-elopers contrac,-.:rh or conu lian t
Sirnoled in Ire afppliralt Fi fur' lr ii :- r
in U'J, planning or .:I1 .-lpm .nt r,:'' ih' pro.
', '3. The 'fdentitles 'And pecuniary interests of
any other persons with a pecuniary interest
in the project that can reasonably be
expected to exceed $50.000 or 10 percent of
Sthe grant request (whichever is lower);
4. For those developers, contractors, consul-
tants, property owners, or others listed in
two (2) or three ('i ab,.'...e which are ,::rpora.
tiohs, or other enui-,l th, ider.uiCa:L.,i.r
and pecuntar tr.in'reit, b\ co.rp..-rli:.n i :.r
entity of each ollicer lirtct.-r. prirl,:pal
stockholder, or tri'r .:.fit.ail o the nutr,
5; The expected sources of allfunds to be pro-
vided to the project by each of the providers
of those funds and the amount provided;
6 The expected rises of ail fund_ b,. u,'.,
and, a 'i..un' ; 1 n
ltc, June 24, 1999.

Mexico' Beach

Harmon Realty, Inc.

1402 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, Florida
850-648-5767 or 1-800-239-4959.
BARBARA G. HARMON, Broker/Owner *' Barbara Mannon,
Associate 850-647-5004 Susan Gaylor, Associate, 850-648-5401'


Gulf front Premier 3 Br, 3.Ba Custom' designed and built single
family home. Beautifully decorated and furnished, 1800+ SF, plus
walk-around decks. On 70' corner lot professionally landscaped.
10' ceilings, crown moulding, ceramic tile flooring, and.
Panoramic v'ie" of the Gulf from every room! Master suite has
walk-in closet and huge bathw/separate vanity dressing area.
Many more amenities!!! $595,000.

1309 HWY. 98 MEXICO BEACH. GULF FRONT 66.6' x 80' corner lot
in, the heart of Mexico Beach. $285,000.00.

S.W.A.T. Advisor of the Year!
Lanita Faye Taunton, center, was recently presented with
the "S.W.A.T. Advisor of the Year" award for her hard work and
dedication as Wewahitchka S.W.A.T. (Students Working Against
Tobacco) Advisor., Sabrina Burke, Tobacco Prevention
Coordinator, and Douglas Kent, Gulf County Health
Administrator, are shown presenting this, award to Mrs.

Obit are

Florida website at' www.fight
fratd.org or the Florida

Department of Banking and
Finance website at www.dbf.state.

fl.us Fight financial fraud-we all
'I1 '

If you receive monthly .federal
social security, disability or other
payments and still, receive your
payment by check, you are most
likely aware of the federal govern-
ment's desire for you to start
receiving your payments by' elec-
tronic funds transfer.
As an individual receiving a
federal payment, you have three
options: .
i/Receive your payment
by direct deposit through the
financial institution of your
choice. The government makes
payment electronically through, a
program called cdifect deposit.
Direct deposit is a' safe, conve-
nient, and reliable ,way to receive'
your federal payment through a',
bank, 'credit union, savings bank,
or thrift. Many financial institu-
tions offer basic, low cost
accounts in addition to full-ser-
vice 'checking' 'bir' savings
t/Receive, your payment'
through a basic, low cost
account called an electronic
transfer account (ETA) wheni'
available. Like direct deposit, the
ETA is a safe, pgpyenient, and
reliable way to receive your feder-
al payment through a. financial.''
institution. This acb6unt will
most likely b,e av4aifle, late ,this'
year at many financial institu- .
,,tion s. '. i ,,$ ,, ',',.is," ,' : ,.'
VBut most importantly,"
you can continue to receive a
check. If you are an individual
and receiving your payment elec-
tronically would cause you a
hardship, you" may c6ntili e' ,to
receive your payment by check.,
You ido ri6t, have to do anything
special to continue to receive your,
check. It will continue to come to
yOU. '. "
Recently,-'the tU.'S" Treasury',
Department and the Florida ,
Department of, ,aniking and,,
Finance (DBF) have become con-,
cerned about the fees charged by'
certain check cashers and other
companies that allow recipients to
receive their benefits electronical-
ly without having to directly set
up their own bank. account.
The DBF ,is particularly con-
cerned about.the fees charged by
companies that allow you to get
advances on your federal benefit.
In some instances, these fees can
amount to an annual percentage'-
rate in excess.olf 800 percent., ..,
If you use the services of one
of these companies to receive your
federal benefit electronically, be
sure that you read all of the infor-
mation the company provides.
The information should outline all
fees for the service' '
If the company has. set up a
bank account for you, the infor-
mation should tell if your account
is covered y' federal, deposit
insurancee: If' federal deposit
insurance is not" provided,' be
sure that the company you are
using is registered"' s a 'money
transmitter in Florida.
If the company 'issues ;you a
card to use to access your federal
benefit through ATM'machines'or
to buy goods, be aware of what
rights and responsibilities you
have if a transaction was entered
on your account in error or if your
card is lost or stolen.
DBF regulates check cashers
and: money traffsmitters in
to do business and"whether any
complaints have been filed.
For more information, visit
the Fight Financial Fraud in
Floida. If you have any questions
or concerns, call the Comp-,
troller's Toll-Free Hotline at 1-
800-848-3792" to' ;find out if a
company is legitunimalely.registered

Contractors, Needed
The Gulf County "SHIP" pro-
gram is in need'of qualified gener-
al/residential contractors for' the
rehabilitation program. In terested
contractors, should' contact Bo
Williams at 229-6126 for informa-
tion and an application. '; '

11OW See The Star On Line at

Rob Dykes.

2015 Marvin Ave.
Maximum appeal! Colonial grace
w/highest quality, best neighbor-
hood only 3 blks to schools. Three
years like-new, master suite. Well
worth a close look. $149,900.

621 Plantation Drive
Golf view beauty. Turn-key brick home
w/fabulous lay-out. Spacious master
'suite, large manicured lot, hot tub on
enclosed porch w/view of St. Joe
Country Club's hole #1 7. Top of he line
r Inm/hard..-ore and all material.
1: 189,900.

6645 Searcy St. (White City)
S'Big lot and nice home for less in
White City, a short 10 min. drive
saves you money. $64,900 buys
3bd/2 bath 1320 sf in a beautiful
country setting.

234 Seventh St.
Close to downtown. Bungalow
,recently remodeled; 3bd/1 bath
w/central heat & air, rewired and
replumbed., New kitchen. A bar-
gain for $59,900'.

1010 McClelland Ave.
Valuable investment. 2 bd/1 bath.
-Why note renovate garage into
mater suite/bath? Central heat/air,
workshop and boatport. Only

1021 Woodward Ave.
'Minutes away from downtown, par-
tidlly furnished, just remodeled,
3bd/2ba, w/central heat & air.
New bathroom fixtures. A GREAT
BUY at $88,500.

*- -u .

154 Avenue B
Remodeled and freshly painted 3 bd., 1'
ba. bungalow, screened perch, carport,
fenced rear yard, nicely landscaped
with palrd &'fig trees, eat-in kitchen,
Srewired and renewed bath. New price.

2004 Cypress Ave.
Well--maintained brick Home in
prime neighborhood, 4 blocks to
schools, In-ground pool, 2-car
gage, 3bd/2 baths, formal dining
rm., office and more!
Priced to sell for $95,400.

613 Marvin Ave.
,'Pretty 3 bd/1 bath Florida-style
rancher. Very clean. New carpeting,
newly painted interior, central
heat/air, sliding glass door to deck,
privacy fence. Only $67,700
and.it's yours!

616 Marvin Ave.
Location1 3bd/1.5 bath brick home.
: .Central heat/air, eat-i, kitchen,
large family r6oon pens to raised
deck, garage. Loaely, creatively
landscaped yard $84,700.

1007 Marvin Ave.
2033sf of luxury. Family room with
fireplace, sun-room and office open
to deck, separate laundry room,
.3bd/2ba. 2-car garage. .One of
Port St. Joe's best buys at

"212 12th Street
Great looking bungalow on 2 lots
w/large workshop. Totally remod-
eled. Hickory cabinets in kitchen,
oak floors, carpet, all new bath fea-
tures. Just move in! $79,900.

207 16th Street
Over ,1000sf of comfortable living
with 3bd/1 bath, separate family
room ;-screened porch and patio.
Low maintenance and vinyl siding.
Nicely landscaped. $74,500.

59. Oak Avenue.,
Mexico Beach gem! 3bd/2ba. brick
ranch only'-1:5 blocks tb beach.
Patio, garage. Future appreciation
could be dramatic. $91,500.

509 Tenth Street
Lucky you! This grcadfil home is one
of the few 2-story hnmei in Port St.
Joe. Features 3 bd upstairs w/full
bath, .5 bath downstairs. Room for
second bath upstairs. Covered porch,
nicely decorated. $87,800.

2448 Victoria Avenue
Bay Beauty. Enjoy view-of St. Joe
Bay from front screened porch of
3bd/1.5 bath beach-style home, all
remodeled, central heat/air.

,3 lots, ,150'xl 20' total, on Water Street. Approximately 1 block from Lake Alice. City water and.sIwer. 'A great by at
1790 W. Highway 22
Great investment. Popular "Sportsman's One Stop" totally remodeled, licenses for qn/off beer and wine, saJtw'ater prod-
ucts and gasoline tanks (2 pumps). Price includes $25,000 of inventory! $145,000.
137 Rhodes Avenue
,,Two pretty lots one block from Lake Alice for only $22,000. City water and sewer.
;,; ,340 Red Bull Island Drive, Wewahitchka
''Gulf County's secret. Get in on the action. 636' of canal frontage (6 lots); 3.5 acres mol. Great fishing close to
Wewahitchka. 2bd/1bath remodeled mobile home. Your camp is waiting! $64,00.
1790 W. Highway 22'
S Great investment. Popular "Sportsman's One Stop" totally remodeled, licenses for on/off beer and wine, saltwater prod-
ucts and gasoline tanks (2 pumps). Price includes $25,000 of inventory! $145,000.
VICTORIA AVENUE Bay view lot with power pole, shallow well, $14,900.


501 Monument Ave. Port St. Joe 227-1450

Gulf County NJROTC Cadets Visit Patrick AFB
'On Monday,. June 14th, 21 cadets from the Gulf County NJROTC Unit journeyed' to Cape
Canaveral and Patrick Air.Force Base for a tour of the facilities. While there, they'received a guid-
ed tour of the Air Force Space Launch Sites, observed an Air Force security dog demonstration
and were able to fire weapons at the Fire Arms Training Center. '
The cadet corps would like to thank Sgt. Cosby of Patrick AFB who was the tour guide, and Lt.
Ryan Young who set up the tour. The cadets would also like to thank Port St. Joe Police Chief Jay
Leffert who was 'instrumental in getting the tour arranged. ,
Kneeling in front 'in the photo above, is Sgt. Cosby; standing in front, (1 to r)' are Judith
Husband, Christa Dykes, Stephanie Blackmon, Shannon Allen, Stephanie Hightower, Cassy Egler,
Lisa Floyd, Tyler Lane, Kari Dykes, and;Amy Canington; and in rear (I tor) are Cedric Lennox,
Joshua McCulley, 'Corey Butler, Billy Vasquez, Chester Udell, David Philyaw, T. J. Hightower, and




WATER DEPT. AT 229-9005.

ltc, June 24, 1999. TOMMY KNOX, .'CHAIRMAN '


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"Nursing Assistant Day" Celebration
"National Nursing Assistant Day" was celebrated in a big way
at Sunrise for Bay St. Joseph Care Center. In honor of all the
hard work they do throughout the year, the facility provided an
array of good'Cood, door prizes and gifts on "their day". The din-
ing area was 'decorated with. colorful balloons, streamers, and
centerpieces. Some of the. honorees gathered for the above pho-
to during the celebration.
In the photo below, residents and volunteers are shown busy
the day before puttingtogether the special gifts that were given
to the nursing assistants. It was truly a group partiticipation of

Practical/Useful Class at G/F Center

Learn Employabilty Skills to Assist in Job Interviews and Resumes
Administrators at the Gtllf/ force. __._.___:________' _" ___"_.. ..
Franklin Center have announced The course will begin on
its offering of an upcoming course Tuesday, June 29th, and con- V ,\l r ;' lft
entitled "Employability Skills I" clude on Thursday, July 29th. 1U .CL IeV-L- C
which should prove practical and Students wilt attend on Tuesdays _
very useful to the area's work- and Thursdays from 5:30 until --Io t ( To *
o:up i,'*ii. nm rou J B ofc 85-473A 3f33lo.8 0041 -3 --7

GC Search & Rescuerq 7

Learn to Give Oxyge
The Gulf County Search ani'"
Rescue Unit will be offering a
training course called "Dan Og .
This course will certify, search and ,
rescue members to administer..
oxygen to drowning and near.-
drowning patients. o "'r
The course Is a three hoUr .K
study ad hands-on experience '
and will be held from 7:00 'to
10:00 p.m., ET, on Tuesday.
August 17th. Those attending are ..
asked to please e on tgint Each':-,
person completing the course will
receive certlfcation for a two year
Students of the study course
will meet in the blue building .at
the White City marina.

:80U p.m. In Room I.--lui oI u e
Some of the topics to be
instructed will Include: job
searching. resume wanting, build-
ing your confidence, interviewing
practice. values clarification .
effective communication, appro-,
priate dress and appearance,
completing job applications, and
learning to use, the Internet for
For more information, contact
Suzann S. .Shepard at:.,,the
Gulf/Franklin. .Center at 227-,
9670 or 1-800-311-3685, or stop
by the office at 3860 Garrison
Avenue in Port St. Joe.

NOW See The Star On Line at

St. Joe Beach office: 850-647-3333 or 800-411-3717
Cape San Bias office: 850-229-2777 Or 800-654-8689

116 4th ST. 4BR/2BA upstairs and 2BR./1BA apartment downstairs. Gul.f
View. Good deal at $149,900
Macinn, Classic beach cottage on the bluff w;th a nice gulf view $197,500-
Dunes #4, Gulf Front Townhouse, 2BR/1BA, great rental! $125,000.
102 SEA PINE, Gulfaire 4BR/2BA .modern home ready-for beach living.
6329. ALABAMA AVE., 3BR/2BA doublewide on 150'x150' corner lot.
15 ACRES, LOCATED ON Georgia Ave Residential/Commercial $340,000.
523 7th ST. 3BR/1 BA, great long term rental, priced to sell! $44,900.
,1630 PALM BLVD., 4BR/2.5BA, lot size 160'xl20', great bargain at $117,000.'

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n ) Pr o er ut es IMnci .-John M. Delorme6, Realtor/Broker
Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor/Broker
S .. .. ,'. '.647-8939.
1200 U. S. Hwy. 98 2221.CRC-30 '
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Simmons Bayou on St. Joe Bay Marlene GraHarris 647-516
850.648.5146 or 1.800.458.7478 850.227.2511 or 888.458.7470 REATOR" 'S., Joan Smithwick 647-4150

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1999 Hurricane

Survival Guide
The 1999 Hurricane Sur-ival
Guide for the Capital Area is now
available at your local American
Red Cross and county emergency
management office. This year's
guide contains information on
how to prepare you and your fam-
ily for the possibility of a tropical
storm or hurricane, the location of
American Red Cross shelters near
your--evac.uaLtion routes.- storm
surgre raps, and a tracking map.
Now is the time to begin
preparing your family disaster
plan and supplies kit. Do not wait
until the storm is approaching.
The guide has tips on how topre-
pare a family disaster plan and a
list of items that should go into
your supplies kit. You can also
visit the Tallahassee Red ,Cross
website" at'.' www.
tallytown.com/redcross to view a'
copy of the guide.
'If you are interested in help-
ing your community during a dis-
aster you can become -'an,
American Red Cross Disaster
Services volunteer by- contacting
the Red Cross in Tallahassee at'
(850) 878-6080: in Perry at (850)
584-6663: in Apalachicola at
(850) 653-3952: in Monticello at
(850) 342-021 I; or in Bristol at
(850) 643-2339.

Energy Assistance
Applications for electric bill
assistance will not be taken dur-
ing the month of June. The appli-
cations will resume being accept-
ed on July I1st, Also, until further
notice, no application will be
taken for thesweatherizatioh pro--
gram. Take note that applications
for gas bill assistance will begin in
October this year. :

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BEACHFRONT 378 Gulf Pines Dr. Gulf Pines
Subdivision. One of the finest gulf tront homes in
the, area gorgeous 5 bedroom, 2 bath home with
many amenities, including electric storm shutters,
irrigation' system, custom counter tops, 12' ceilings,
glass block in master bath, extensive decking, board-
walk to the beach, fireplace and eleator. The nicely
landscaped home has a wrap around porch, sundeck
with sunbrella, and a screened porch. Comes with
icemaker refrigerator, stove, dishw.,asher, satellite
dish and window treatments Loclted on almost I
acre. $489,900.


Lonely. Adopt

a Pet Today!
The St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society collects dozens of animals
throughout the year, many of
which are not able to find a home.
A pet can make a wonderful addi-
tion to the family, or can be a gift
to someone who Is lonely. It has
been clinically proven that pets
have healthful effects on their
owners such as reduced blood
pressure and general feeling of
well-being. Invest in your health-
adopt a pet. "
The following animals are
only a mere portion of the 33 dogs
and puppies the Humane Society
has to offer: two mixed puppies.
four mixed labrador puppies (pic-
tured), one bulldog puppy, two
black and cream colored puppies,
Sone black and white, mixed, male
terrier, one male Jack Russell ter-
rier, one mixed male collie, one
intxed male sharper.
As always, the Humane
Society has' ain abundance of
felines for adoption. Currently
they have 10 kittens and three
Scats. ....
For adoption information, call
Johnny Collins at 227-1115, or
''call the St. Joseph' B y Humane
Society at 227-1103.-
Have internet access? Visit
their website at www.capesan-


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BEACH FRONT New Listing 8027 Hwy. 98, St.
Joe Beach. 4 bedroom, 3 bath single family\ executive
home. Nearly new at 4 years, newly carpeted,
' w/decorator touches. Approx. 2,400 sq. ft. of living
space. -Separate air conditioning for each of three
levels. Partially furnished $550,000 Call Marlene.

108 S. 29th St. Mexico Beach. BN E OF A
KINDI Single family eec appro 28'0 SF, 3
levels Ground ,s 2 car 3 pa- rkng ,, entrees and
storage Next .f 'der ro-im, kitchen, master
,flj er en glass doors acrc..s Ihis main living
onIo a large screened porch % hch runs the full
,i. house Next level and 2BR and full ba, sting area
and goes up to a functional WVidow's Walk Excellent con
struction pickled pine walls. .whitte,oak floor; Man/', many
ameninei Must see! Parnally fumished This type of beach
'front home does not become available ver, often' Siuaied on
2,lois has llt of beach Iront '650,000 F.:.- further inflrma-
Sion ask for Ellen Allemore, 648-5146

1803 Garrison Ave. Very nice,. bedroom, 2 ba. single le, -
el h creenedporch large lot has great potential. need some
work and exterior clean up'Atremendous opportunity at
$69 000
3114 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. Business only. Established,
. charming 1950's style soda shop peraling from leased
building centrally located With hea. y traffic ShopIserves
frozen yogurl and soft ice cream and ottilers a line of gifts',-.
and souvenirs. Malain equipment includes 2 Taylor model
754-E- double batch freezers, I Taylormate model 1 52, sin-
gle batch freezer, new Flavorbest,', syrup' dispenser for 8
additional flasor-, Ig. topping bar. refrigeration and
freezer storage, and a 400# ice machine Call for more
info. $53,500.
Motel 4103 Hw y98 Mexico Beach. Located on four,
l.ots,'-guniite swimming pool, boat parking, good invest-,
ment potential $550.000 ., .
Mexico Beach Marina located on Mexico Beach Canal--
4 lots, bait .nid tackle 'h., gasolinr pumps, boat docks,
,.000 + sq. :t bldg $690,01ii0 '" .
1426 Pleasant Rest Rc. 2 bd., 2 ba., split plan mobile
home on cleared approx. 1/2'acre lot, paved road, all util-
tiCes well. septic, satellite ish: Perfect for your country
living, vet within i0 minutes to two towns. REDUCED' -
S18,000 DRASTIC! "
310 Lakeview Dr. -, Twinlakes Subd. Wewahitchka.
Great lakefront retreat just minutes from the Gulf. Like
v,*;oew manufactured home 3' bedrooms/2 ba. Florida room
living.'dining combo. Over 1400 sq. ft. still under manu-
Sfacturers warranty, finished with top of the line materials
T and appliances all :set on a nicely landscaped 1/2 acre
waterfront lot on Lake Coma Beautifully finished fully
insulated l10'x20' detached workshop, plus garden aind''
boat sheds combined with a private boat dock provide
total recreation package. Fish or swim off your bon boat
dock, relax in your spa tub in the Florida room, or troll on''
your private lake. All beautifully maintained in move-in
'condition you must see to appreciate. $94,900.

CA: ,;iL O T S '
CAPE SAN BLAS / Baylront-lu01 t ot bay frontage over-,
looking PmigIslandn 490 ft. ofepth from Pig Bayou to C-
30, over nlt 'r f lendous
opportuncd er t me sites;
great view, and'watef access to the bay, only $105,000.
Gulf Sid ic cleared.,
$25,000 f00A l 41 i un'I..
Baxter Mobile Home Sub. Lot 8. This is a cleared lot in
an exclusive sub. covered by covenants, and restrictions,
just off of SunRay Dr. Some owner financing may be
available.. $35,000.
Developers Commercial, Residential! 180' on U. S. 98
.by 440' on Court St. Also second parcel adjoins 370' on
_,.Americus Ave. by 125' 'deep. Residential/commercial
. zoning. Great potential! Growing area! $600,000,

8255 Gulfaire Townhouse. BEACHFRONT. 'Has 2
decks with panoramic view of Gulf. $185,601).tO 1

Homes Only -'Sulidivisioniswwimming pool '
and tennis,courts'
Christen's Curve. Nice cleared lot, triangular shape n.:r
pool and tennis court. Phase IV, Lot 8. $27,,I',C
Nautilus Dr. Lots 4 SOLD, LOT 5 UNDER CONTRACT.
LOTS 6, 7, & 8, still on market. Block A. $24,000 each.
oVERSTREET AREA, Borders Road." 210'x420' Lot 7.
2.02 acres more or less. $12,000.00.
Wetappo Creek and Highway 386 15.5 acres Great
Potential. '$70,000 .

HOWARD CREEK 472 and 490 Old'Biay City Rdc.; T "
adjoining 1/2 acre lots'paved access'all-the way from
Hwy, 71 to your future driveway and boat shed. Nicely
wooded with myrtle and some oaks, covered culvert'
access already in place and these are high lots. $8,000
each. Have a one acre fishing and hunting retreat or
develop one and sell one.

Red Bull Island. Unit No. 1, Lot 4, Block #, $10,000.
WATERFRONT Dead Lakes Drive, Wewahitchka. Lot
3 West Arm of Dead Lakes. Lot size 106.7' waterfront x
252.63' deep approx. Beautiful wooded lot with direct
access to the Dead Lakes! $15,000.
Beautiful wooded lot, close to the Dead Lakes. Located
in the C. L. Morgan Subd., this lot is zoned for homes or
mobile homes. Lot size 105'x113'. Build the home of your
dreams in this quiet, wooded subdivision and still be just
20 min. from the beach. $10,000.

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Classic Custo ilt w nont Home, 106 S. 26th
St., Me bedroom, 4 bath on two lots
Sttc in) I siding and metal roof. Home
-h Int desired features-10' ceilings, oak floor-
ing, Andersen doors,' windows, solid wood cabi-
netry, dual CH A walk around decks (968 sq: .t):
interesting open 2nd living level with alcoves.
Widow's walk. Never rented. Over 3100 sq. ft. fur-
nished $750,000. '

Great Gulf Front Opportunit'. COr, Cape San Bias Secluded
Dunes Subd Lot F 3. 110 It. on the gulf approx. 295 ft
deep, total 6." acre Eterything is right on this one. World
Class Beach. dramatic high dunes. remote site controlled
access, \our neighbor is the state park. limited to no ero-
sion and possible to permit lor twc residences VWell priced
at $410,000 Call Tom., ..
St. Joseph Shores'.Approximately 1l2OX344 ft.N'ery nice lot
o n H w y 98.. $ 16 0 ,00 0 .- .-. .. ..:
Canal Front Home, 111 N. 44th St..1le:iko Beach. Canal
tront, 3.'2 custom built brick 'horn r'o"ats many amenities
including 120'lon the LMAIN canal Ihsea all, dock, and
boat li'u ool i,'oL. dckL Locaed nutet
neo.gl-R d .d-JT l main
room_ thW S t fW1r a ac'e
Armstrong "Imagine wood Ilooring- tile carpet. Italian
marble fireplace, cultured marble 'ill ord bathroom coun.
terse. Open deck with ll 12 screenrd'i prcl oilIf master b,'d.
room Priced to sell at $2Si0.00
Mexico Beach -'Beachside 101A MNamar Dr. Very nicely
furnished 2 bedroom 1 bath townhome Just steps to the
can a 5 1 -y i' aC c d eck *
on ril14Ij 1 t0lem s.ai r s.tcer chen'
and ba h" e Cpelbe3a'r' m'aiTd ., r' h'a, all.
appliao oi at room nces aatio ot ratdroo -p. ac, ten cord
Jack ai side \a'rd Storage ci p.t..o $1105 900
Mexico Beach Location Localnrilr. 106 D 34th St.
beachside of Hwy. 98. 3BR/2BA, li'vng and dining, room,
kitchen,.laundry and screened pprcl, great view!! Reduced
to $145,900, 'so hurry and call MarlAe at 648-5146,

111-A First St. 1 2 stucco duplex\ i 'th Gult view 45 sttps
across frbm dedicated beach Gulf vew from glassed-in
dining area; Great arrangement with-master bd'rm. I ba ."
kitchen;, dining; living area upstairs-1 Bdrm., 1 ba. down--
stairs, garage with auto door openenRileduced to $115,900;.
ON THE MARKET AGAIN! Pelialn WIalk Subd., 8206
Pelif D M er^ t.n
nasher, deck, shed CGocpd pce at"$,4l500
342 Coronado St. Spacious 3 BR, 3B',-cointortable approx.
2800 sf home nestled on 2 large ltdf'"Bath'on each of 3 levz-
els. Stairs on' side and out for safety.,Lots of decks. 3 BR
and 2 baths on 2 main lii ing le .Lc,Lts of. room or,
ground floor for game room cflice di.ro-,.ms or cculd bc
used as large apartment. Gr.iuiid Aiflt uc-d 10o be antique
shop, office and storage, ch/, stove. Lots of possibilities.
Must see. $165,000.
"T ': ", ,

816 Marvin Ave. Lovely 4 BD 2 '- BN oh a Ig.' 150/175 lot.
3 level home.' Remodeled kiclict- .,ih new flooring and
new cabinets. Entry has ccrarr,.c tJ flooring. Den with
fireplace overlooks 16x40 inground Lfimming'pool. Office
off den. Deck off master bedroom. (en. h/a, .double car
garage. A must see. $130,000.


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The Str. Par t t Joe. FL *Tusa.Je.AIM rage

IflO Q+. 1. -+a+-T. VTo. aIs, AaRAnv Jim. 24 1 *

7 p.m. EST at Old Port Theatre in Port
St. Joe. Wade Clark Auctions,
10% Buyer's Premium. AB1239, AU 1737 AU1743

1990 Chevy 4x4, good condition, needs
transmission, $3,000 obo. Call 639-
5174. .2tc6/24
19'93 blue 4-dr: Chev. Corsica, power
wihdbows, power doors, air cond.& radio.
Good ,cond., asking $4,500. Contact
229-6770, call after 6:00 or leave mes-
sage. 2tc 6/17
95 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd. Edition,
V-8, 4wd, loaded, $19,500. 647-9820
after'8 p.m. tfc 6/3

KAYAKS for sale Great funI At the Port
Theatre, downtown Port St. Joe. Open
Tues. -Sat. 229-9282. 6tc 6/24

Mobile home lot f4r rent on Mexico
Beach. Call 648-2117. 1 tc 6/24
Spacious 3 bdrm., 2 ba home, Ig.
fenced yard, kids and pets welcome, 1
block from beach. $650/mo. Bill
Howard, 647-9286. Itp 6/24
For lease: 3 bedroom, 2 ba. home at 206
Court St., St. Joe Beach, $600,
first/last, available July 1st. 612-416-
3741. tfc 6/24
Long erm lease: 4 bedroom waterfront
Overstreet area. Deposit & references
required. $750 a month. Call 334-677-.
6086. If not in, leave message. tfc 6/17
Small retail/office space for rent on
Third St. 229-2727. Ufc 6/17
HIo se ah'd BusIness-for Rent Has beerTi
remodeled and is t-adv t ']be -rented
notw. 41st St., Mexico Beach. 850-668-
72,12 or 850-648-3090, ask for Susie.
4tc 6/17
Mexico Beach mobile homer lot, $75
month. 648-4896. tfc 6/3

Casa Del Mar condo, 2 bed-
rooms, 1 1/2 bath, stove, refrig-
erator, washer & dryer, fur-
nished. Call 229-6061 or 229-
6961, Bill Carr.
Uc 6/10

Private office space at
236 Reid Ave. $180
monthly, includes utili-"
ties. Call 229-7121.
tfc 6/3

SDay: 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


SAvailable Soon! One
S Bedroom Handicap
Apartment Subsidy
:; Available
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
(352) 472-3952

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


Mobile home for rent, 3 bdrm., 2 ba.,
brand new doublewide, unfurnished, Ig.
lot. Nice neighborhood. $595 per
month. 648-5476. tfc 7/1

2 bedroom furnished trailer In Highland
View. 227-1260, leave message..

Mexico Beach mobile home lot for rent
in quiet park. Call 648-8201: tfc 4/29
Secure, well lit storage yard, perfect for
campers, boats, car, etc. Also mini stor-
age units available. Contact' Sharon's
Restaurant at 850-670-8646 or 670-
4880. 8tc 5/27
Apartments and Homes for Rent: Onesto
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 6/3
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. : fc6/3
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
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 tnformaUon. NOW
* 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 1g. 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/
dryer hookup.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfc 6/3

Yard Sale: Capital City Bank parking
lot. Multi-family yard sale, Saturday.
June 26. Bike, Magic trading cards,
clothes, toys & more. All proceeds to
benefit Girl Scout Troop 242. 9:30 -
1: 00. Rain cancels. Itp 6/24

Mexico Beach -Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,
Fantasy Properties
Stfc 6/3

Office space for rent adja-
cent to Citizens Federal -
$500 per mo., plus utilities.
410 Long Ave., Port St. Joe,
Florida 850-227-7413.
S ... tfc 6/3

Now Renting Spacious
1 bedroom apartment
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL.
32456 (850) 227-7451
Some subsidy available
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
S S* Mini Blinds
*On-site Management
Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952

Now Renting Spacious
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850)227-7451

Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
(5- Voice/TTY Access 0
(352) 472-3952 tcT

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

Yard Sale: Saturday, June 26, 7 a.m.
till, 186 Albany Thomas Rd.,
Wewahitchka. ltc 6/24

Yard Sale: .1001 Fifth Street, across
from the courthouse. Saturday, June
26, 8 till.
Let us sell it for youl Consignments wel-
come at Wade Clark Auctions, 314 Reid
Ave. Port St. Joe. Come by or call 229-
9282. Open Tuesday ,- Sat. AB1239,
AU 1737. 4tc 6/24
Dr., Mexico Beach. June 26, 8:00 -
2:00. Furniture, electronics, appli-
ances, gift items, children' clothes and
misc. items. ,

ARE YOU WILLING to exchange hard
work, loyalty, and dedication for great
pay, excellent benefits, and flexible
hours? Our dental office Is committed to
the highest quality care and excellent
service. If you answered yes to the
above question, and are a PEOPLE
-PERSON who enjoys TEAM WORK,
send your resume to: Frank D. May,
DMD, 319 Williams Ave., Port St. Joe,
FL 32456. No phone calls please
Position open 27-31 hrs. peri week for
warehouse/yard person. Must be 18
rTS. old and have a valid Fla. drivers
license. Apply' in' person at Wallace
Pump and Supply Co.. 824 715th St.,
Mexico Beach, FL 32410. 648-8161.
Ite 6/24

DomesUc help cleaning and other vari-
ous work duues 3 days a week, 9-15
hours per week. S7.00 per hour. Call
229-7039. 1tc 6/24
Child care provider needed. Looking for
a flexible, dependable, loving individual
to care for my 3-yr-old daughter while I
work. I am a single mother who works
shift work. If interested, please call 229-
9744 or 229-8265. Itc 6/24

Project Superintendents and Equip-
ment Operators needed for growing site
work. Contractor who serves Northwest
Florida and South Alabama. Fax
resumes to 850-769-3456 or contact
Lisa at 850-769-0316. 2tc 6/24

Jeff Wood 227-1559

Gly nn Dykes
.No job too big, or too small"
Free Estimates Insured

SResIdential *Custom Wood
, Commercial *industrial
A R Fence
F, F ei and n4 create rWert
Albert Flelschmann FREETstlmates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047

Termite &

Pest Control

* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
* Flea Control Condominiums
*Houser.old P~'L Control Ne Treameri,
SReal Eeiale (WDO) ROponri Cc.r.ilrucion SitGE

Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Area
Free Estimates & Inspections

Full time helper; clean cut and depend-
able. Good pay. Call 227-5098, leave
message and number Itc 6/24'

in-home parent counseling/support i.
services for expectant. and ,new par-
ents,. Jse of private vehicle, good driving
record and limited on-call req. BSW, BA'
Psychology or related field. Apply in
writing to: Life Management Center, 525
E. 15th St., Panama 'City, FL 32405.
EOE: Itc 6/24,
City pf Mexico Beach is accepting appli-
cations for the position of Sanitation
, Worker. Starting rate of pay is $6.51 per
hr. plus benefits. Application and job
desoi'iption can be ',icked up in City
Hall 118 N. 14th St.,! Mexico' Beach:
Closing date for receipt of applications
is June 24, 1999, 4:30 CT. Mexico
Beach is an Equal Opportunity
Employer and maintains ,a 'drug-free
workplace. 2tc 6/17
C. W. Roberts Contracting Inc. now hir-
ing 'experienced heavy equipment
operators and dump truck' drivers.
Competitive pay, good benefits. Apply at
Hwy. ,20 East, Hosford, Florida. Drug
Free.'EOE; : : tfc 6/17 ,
Two part-time activity positions needed.
Apply at .Sunrise Bay St. Joseph Care
Center, 220 9th St. No phone calls
please ... 2tc6/17
Honest. dependable experienced lawn
care worker. Prefer own truck for full
time employment. Also I summer work-
eriwith experience, or willing to learn.
229-6435. 3tp 6/10
-.t "

Licensed salesperson wlth Fla. license.
needed for busy Cape office of Fantasy,
Properties. Inc. Call 227-2511 or 648-
5146. tfc 6/10
Cottage Cleaners needed. Mexico
Beach area. Experience. transportation.
dependability a must. Saturday work.
S7 00 pr hour to start. 229-2683.
3tp 6/10
Receptionist/reservationist. Property
management office, requires customer
Interface, good telephone skills, and
computer literate. Full Ume position
with benefits. Opening at Simmons
Bayou office of Fantasy Properties, Inc.,
227-2511 tfc 5/27

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

30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
'FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
MV02522 ,
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229

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


Sx10 10x10 10x20
On site Rentals 6 Days A Week

Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
SMajor Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
RA0043378 I ERO97623

Office: 850-229-6018
Fax: 850-229-8976

Excavating Land Clearing ,Fill Dirt Port-O-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and 'sand
Complete Septic Service! Ss"W
Installation Pump-Out Repair

Security guards wanted. Call 743-8960.
Free licensing and training. 4tc 6/3

Need licensed salesperson. experience
in south Gulf County preferred. Call
Tom at Tom Todd Realty, 227-1501.

Reservationist /receptionist needed at
Mexico Beach office, Part time and
weekend work. Good attitude a must.
Call Thompson-Rish Realty at 227-9600
or 648-5449.. tfc 6/3

Burger King is the place where business-minded individuals are
building rewarding careers in restaurant management. We are
seeking people-oriented individuals with excellent communica-
tion skills (college education preferred) for opportunities that can
-open up an exciting future.
Our management professionals enjoy:
5-Day Work Week
Competitive Salary
Medical & Dental Insurance
LiUfe Insurance
Bonus Program
S 401 K
Paid Vacation
Extensive Training Program
Open your mind to a business career with Burger King.
For an application call (334) 793-0997 or fax your resume to
(334) 677-6240.
BUR ER ug-Free Workplace

o a TFc Be The Bestr

Goldco, Inc. Is an Independent Franchise of Burger King Corporation. .* .

RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs
Single-Ply & Repairs
"Where Qualtry Is Higher Than Price"

Steve Brant's


LIC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call

Mobile 899-0219 or
tfc 6/3

Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fenced
Insured License #RR0067190,



S< 648 5474 aF ULCENSE ER010992, RA1154218


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


for All Your Watering Needs!

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

COINS BY THE BAY1 I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens,
fair prices. Home 229-8104, bus. 229-
6803. tfc 6/3
Bookkeeping Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
200 Reid Ave.
S.Port St. Joe
(850) 229-85.81

SC. .'s 'awn
I will work for you.
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe and
Clyde Sanford (850) 648-8492

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We*wre not just

open for business,,..

we"re open for
business careers.


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Pane Eight The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. June 24. 1999


North Florida HeadStart' is seeking care
givers for Gulf 'County's Early Head
Start program. Applicants should have
a HS diploma or GED and have an
Infant and Toddler CDA. Chlldcare
experience is preferred. All care givers
must be warm and loving and to be able
to establish and maintain a safe .and
healthy learning environment. Must be
able to support social and emotional
development and to provide positive
guidance. Must be able to establish a
positiUve and productive relationship
with the families. Must possess a valid:
Florida Driver License and be able to lift
20-30 pounds. Applications should be
mailed to North Florida Head Start PO
Box 988, Wewahltchka., FL 32465.,
EOE/DFWP/W-F. Closing date:, June
25, 1999. 2tc6/17
WAITING STAFF. Apply in person or
3625 Cape San Bias Road, Port St. Joe,'
FL 32456, 850-227-3655 or 850-227-
1819. tfe 6/3,
Part time office position In the reserva-
tions/front desk area. Some weekend
work required. Needs to be friendly and
outgoing with good communication and
computer skills. Must be able to handle
difficult situations and enjoy. working
with the public. Please mail or fax
resumes- to Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, P. 0. Box 123, Mexico Beach, FL
32410. fax # 850-648-5779. E-mail
address: parkerrealty@dlgltalexp.com.
Receptionlst/reservationist. Property
management office, 'requires 'customer
interface. "good" telephone skills, and
computer lIterate; Full time poslion
with benefits. Opening at Simmons
Bayou office of Fantasy Properties. Inc.,
227-2511. tfc6/3

Alcoholics Anonymous. Surfside
Serenity Group, meets Mon.,
Thurs., Fri. at 7:30 p.m. CST at
the 1st United Methodist Church,
22nd St.. Mexico Beach. Women's
open AA meeting, 12 noon CST

Charles Branch
(850) 648-8632
5rp 6/24

Independent Beauty Consultant
105 Yaupon St. Port St. Joe. FL
"America's Best Selling Brand'

I'm cutting trees again, the mill
is still down. If you need tree
work done, don't call out of
town. If I can do the job, you
can't beat the price. I'll save you
money, now isn't that nice? 30
yrs. experience. 229-8829. Billy

S '& ';t 17.years experience in
Removal, Trimming, Etc.
S" Free Estimates Low Rates

Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
Phone Mobile
OWNER: Ben Sherrill,

One hearing aid for right ear. Finder
please return' by calling 227-1712 or
The Star, 227-1278, Reward. 2tp 6/24

Ja-co pop-up camped, sleeps 6.! 'Air
cond., stove, sink, awning. good condi-
tion, $1,200. 2tc 6/24,
1982 Kawasaki 440 LTD, belt drive.,
new tires & battery, $500 firm. 227-
7187. -
Nice 'set of bunk beds, just $45. Call
647-3245. Ic 6/24
Gun cabinet, $100. Desk, 875. Call,
227-1280. Itc 6/24
PHOTO DEVELOPING, available at
Barfield's, 3229-2727, 212 Third St.,
Port St. Joe (at former Photo World
Shop) ..' Utic 6/3
Pawn Shop needs TV's, hand and
power tools. Call 227-7296.
tfc 6/10
Steel buildings, new, must sell!
40x60x14 was $17,500 now'$10,971;
50x100x16 was $27.850 now $19,990:
80x135x16 was S79.850 now S-18.950;
100x175x20 was S 129.650 now
$78,850. 1-800-406-5126. Itp 6/24
John Deere tractor & attachments. 870
4WD, -low hours. Includes bush hog,
disc, finish mower, box blade. tilt bed
trailer. S 13.500. Cdli 639-5773 (day) or
639-2578 (night). 4tc 6/3

Mary Kay Cosmetics
BETTY LEWIS, Consultant
909 10th Street, Port St. Joe
Call 850-229-6005
Consultant since 1991.,
.. '1.2Ip,6/17

Satellite Service
6331 Georgia AvenVrie Call (8501 h47 3171
Port St .oe FL 32456 Cell (8501 899 101o


Independent Sale.
/ 211 Allen Memorial Way
( ei Port St. Joe
AVon 0 (850) 229-6460

Pressure Washing
Mickael Heatherly
r 6/10

Free Estimates RF0066770


fast cash quick closings any condition
(904) 716-9393 (850) 648-5435
A.c 6/17

Jerry's This and That
Antiques Collectables Used Furniture TV's Appliances
2457 Hwy. 71 rNorth JERRY or JANE KEEL
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 c6/3 (850) 639-4172

(850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
tdc S Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067199

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. 0. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919. Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Home 850)648-519 I

Complete in-home word processing, -14x70' 1989 Liberty mobile home. 2;
includes Smith Corona P\T'i tih moni- bdrm., 2 ba.. 3 'window air cond.. cen-
tor, extra' supplies, and manuals.. tral gas heat. Must be moved, power
Panasonic Dictaphone with foot pedal.., pole, steps, blocking and skirting all go.
$200 obo. NOKIA 636 cell, telephone Great shape and very clean. $9,000
with a in-home charger, .Car power obo. 827-2376. 4tc 6/24
adapter, car antenna, $75 obo. All items '
in excellent working condition. Steven- New Zone III 16x80' bedroom, 2 bath,
Gerfen; 648-9654. 2t 6/-17- $27,995. 1-800-239-4671. 2tc 6/17'

PEAS, shelled or unshelled, blackeyes,
white acre, purple hulls and more: Alsot'<
Chiltoni County peaches, tomatoes. C'fl '"'
229-7028 to place order (day or nightly,
2tp 6/24~
Diesel Kubota tractor \'ith blade, 5 ft.
bush hog and back bucket. Cal.l Bil
Carr 229-6961. tfc 6/3
Daylilles, all colors, red. cream. laven-i
der, pink salmon, gold and peach. Jean"
Stebel, 6760 H3'. 71, Whitle City, 827-,
1304. tfc 6/3
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., Port St. Joe.
tfc 6/3
AVON sernlng Tyndall. the beaches and
Port St. Joe. Susan. 647-3651. tfc 6/3

Mobile home sale, in Wewahitchka.
Owner finance, no credit check, 3 bed-
room,..1 1/2 bath. 14' wide, small down
payment, great terms. HURRYI 784-
2087. tfc 6/24
1979 12x60' 2 bedroom 2 full baths,
mobile home, take up 'payments and.
move. 227-2175. 2tp 6/24

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

Michael Heatherly

Interior & Exterior
15 years Professional
Neat & Clean,

(850) 229-8778'
.. 6;C 10

Good Work Doesn't Cost.,
SIt Paysi

Brush Chipping, Stump Grinding
and Logging INSURED
S6924 Alabama Avenue *
Port St. Joe
463 Charles Tipton

It's Back!

VA, FHA, Rural
SHIP approved
Do you have a SHIP
entitlement letter?
We have the homes.
15 different models that
fit most government
programs. All are DCA
modular and can be
land/home packages.
Give us a call. We can
find a program and home
suitable for you!

2tc 6/17

Smiley Detailing Shop
Callor Come By!
S2p 6/24

, Chris' Appliance
Repair Service
477 Ponderosa Pines Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Owner.-: Chris Acree
Mobile 227-8083
SOffice: 227-1402

,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

850-648-8924 Mexico Beach, FL 32410

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

S1 2026 Marvin Avenue

% al 1 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
License #RC0067081

1 Phone(850)

S-25 YrsExpe0ri9en 229"685
4, 6,'3









pv3 lBRIT2I
S* OdorControl 24 Hr Water Damage z
Pet Stains Free Estimates Z
(850) 227-5098 or 229-9663

All SHIP qualified new DCA modular 3
bedroom. 2 ba home on Ig. lot. Wetappo
Creek area, Carr's Landing with drive-
way, well, septic. S395 per month with
5% down WAC. 1-800-239-4671.
2tc 6/17
New government assisted LH programs.
Payments starting as low as $347 per
month. 1-800-239-4671.

We still have a few left (99 model year
end sale). All lot models reduced. Save
$1000's. Sil's Mobile Homes, 1023 N.
Tyndall Parkway, Panama City, FL 1-
800-239-4671. 2tc 6/17
1997 80x16 Sierra model mobile home,
3BR/2ba.. garden tub in MB, vaulted
ceiling.kitchen Island, Iloor to ceiling
kitchen windows, box bay window in
BR. fireplace. $30,500. 227-1868.
1989 14x70 mobile home. 3 bdrm.. 2
bath, new carpet, siding & shingles.
$10,900. 648-8914. tfc 6/3

Two chihuahuas. S150 each. Call 648-
5306. 2tc 6/24
Mixed lab puppies, FREE to good home.
229-9373 evenings. 670-1011 days.
What's so different about the HAPPY
Against fleas, ticks. & mites without
systemic poisoning. B&B FEED &
SEED, 639-5488. (www.happyjack-
inc.com) 4tc 6/3

One acre lot in Whispering Pines Subd.
(Wewahltchka), 813,000. 639-9499 or
227-1156, ask for LaDonna. 2tC 6/24
Trade Key Largo house-ocean. canal, 3
bedroom, 3 bath for San Bias gulf front
house. 305-852.5312. tic 6/24
St. Joe Beach 3 bedroom, 2 bath
modular home. Approx. 300 ft. to
beach, priced to sell. Large screen porch
with gulf 4tew. Call Joan at Crystal
Sands Realty, 648-4400. 7tc 6/17

One acre with 2' mobile homes, 691
- Whippoorwill Ave., Overstreet. For more
information call 850-648-5743. ,

located at 302 Williams Ave. downtown
Port St. Joe. New electrical, cen. h/a.
masonry and fresh paint on outside,
approx. 2487 sq. ft. 879,900. Call Melba
at Hannon Realty, 227-1450. tic 6/24

GULF \'EW Large mobile home lot in
restricted subdivision. High elevation.
paved streets, city water & chain link
fence on boundaries. Located on Auger
Ave. and Sunray Court, Beacon Hill,
835,000. Call Parker Realty of Mexico
Beach, Inc. for further Info. 850-648-
5777. tfc 6/3
For Sale by Owner: 2 story house for
sale, 2050 sq. ft', 3 bdrm., 2 1/2 ba.,
large covered front & 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 ltc 6/3
3 bedroom, I bath frame home located
on approx. 65'xl05' lot on Third St. In
Wewahltchka, S18.000. 639-2339 or
639-2751. 4tc 6/10
In Wewa, by owner. 2 cleared adjoining
lots, 90'x135' ea. Corner of Sesame and
Tennessee St. City water & natural gas
available. Mobile homes OK. $5,500
each. Call 639-5590. 4tc 6/10

For Sale .by Owner: 120 Westcott
Circle, brick home,, great neighborhood,
3 bdrm., 1 bath, laundry room, deep lot,
fenced in back yard, large storage shed,
new paint, carpet & central h/a, 229-
9799. 6tc 6/10

S Resort Realty of
NW St. George Island

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

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

ier Dunes at Cape San Bias
l10 Barrier Dunes Dr.,Port St.Joe, FLt32456
229-9800 800-293-0428, ext. 107

Port St. Joe Commercial. ,
I I th St. stand Long Avenue. All of.Block 57. .
SApprox. 3 acres. Ideal business location ,
$229,500. MLS#3360 "
Wewahitchka 2.5 Acre Homesite
Corner lot, 320'x315', paved highway.
Partially cleared, high and dry.
$20,500. MLS#3600
Overstreet Wetappo Creek Waterfront
2BlR/2BA home on approx. 20 acres.
655' river frontage. Access to Intracoastal.
$265,000. MLS#3886
@1998The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. The Prudential and are registered service marks
of The Prudential Insurance Company of America. Q Equal Housing Opp6rtunity.
Each Company Independently Owned and Operated

In Wewa: for sale by owner, 1992 Homes'
of Merit double wide modular home on
2.5 acres. Well maintained ai-carea for.
$68,000. Call 639-2864. 4tc 6/10
2011 Juniper Ave. IDEAL LOCATION.
Only a stroll to schools, church, nurs-;
ing home', hospital. Upgraded 3/2
home. appliances, stone fireplace.e cor-,
ner lot, workshop, pool. ASSUMABLE at
6.5W',. (Lease-option considered).
Hendricks, Inc. Brenda Lyhn 850-432-
9049. 4tc 6/10

For sale in Wewa. Single wide trailer,
screen porch, utility room, shady lot,
some financing, $24,500, 639-5920.
tfc 6/3
A nice 3 bdrrm., 2 ba. double wide
mobile home on 75x150 lot in quiet
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
855.000. Call 647-3292. ,,c 6/3

WORK WANTED: personalized comput-
er instruction. Windows 98. Internet.
basic or advanced, your location or
mine. Reasonable rates, guaranteed
results. Steve Gerfen, 850-648-9654.
2tp 6/24

WANTED: lawn mowers, dead or
alive and cheap. Small engine and
yard equipment. 850-229-2727
days. Ufc 6/17

CASE NO 99-210
IN RE The Adopuon of
A Child.
TO: Mariha Faye T-.::.le Henderson LoelleU "
for Adopuon of ,our minor child has been filed
naganit you ard dou are required io serve a copy
of vYour wnrten dei-n.es. If any. to it on BOBBY
whose address is HC 77. Box 415. Wewahiichka.
FL 32465. on or before July 15 1999. and file the
ongiral wiLth the Clerk of Court before service on
Peou.oners or Immedialely thereafter II' you fail to
do so, a default will be entered against you for the
reulf denanoed in [re Peuuorn ,
THIS COURT on dayi of-June 1999 '.;
BY: /S/T. Knox
Deputy Clerk
4tc. June 0,. 17 24 and July 1. 1999.
Tuesday. July 6. 1999 6 00 p in. the Boaro
of Ciry Cor nrris.ioner, situ-.e as the adjusunent
board. aill consider a variance request for a Group
Home for Gulf County A R C ai 504 Peler Street
whichh 1in n an R.I residenual zone
2tc, June 24, and July 1. 1999.
'NO. 9899-22
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will rece e sealed bids from any
person, company or corporauon interested In sell.
ing the County the foUoaing aciacnbed insurance
'I. Workmen s Cormpensauon
11. Building 61 Contents
III. Comprehensive General Uabithry
IV. Automobile Insurance
V. Mobile Insurance
VI. Ambulance Drivers and Attendarns
VII.. Public Officials Errors and Omlsslon "
VIII. Public Employees Honesty Bond/Tax
IX. Money & Securities Bond/Tax Collector'
X. Public Employees Honesty Bond/Clerk of
Circuit Court
XI. Money & Securities Bond/Clerk of Cirit
Court .
XII. Water System Bond
Xll Florida Las Enforcement Death Benefit "
XI' Blanket Accident Polihv,'Volunteer Squad
XV. Buildmg Department Bond -'
Specifications can be obtained from the
Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court. Gulf County'
Courthouse. 1000 Cecil Costin, Blvd.. Port St. Joe.
SFL 32456. Bids will be received until 5r.00 p.m..,
E.S.T., July 27. 1999. in the Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court. The Board reserves the right to-
reject any and all bids.
By: /s/ Tommy Knox
A tte st: c,
Benny C. Lister' ..
2tc, June 24, and July 1. 1999.





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