The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: October 7, 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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System ID: UF00028419:03331

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I USPS 518-880

PSJ Middle School Is
Awarded $33,828
.. Why? Details on Page 6A
PSJ Commission Addresses
Dangerous Intersection
See Action Taken on Page 3A
Law Enforcement Activities
City & County on Page 8A
New Year's Eve Gala
Plans Announced on Page 4A
Our Readers Write Letters
to the Editor... Read Page 3A

School Happenings



S' The Star On Line at http:lwww.SlarFL.com

32C Per Copy
Plus 34 Tax ... 3 5

Nekton Verifies Intentions to Gulf

Gulf County Shipbuilding Finalizing Plans to Build Dive Cruise Ships on Intracoastal Waterway

John Dixon, president of
Nekton Diving Cruises, talked
with members of the Port St. Joe

Rotary Club last Thursday, letting.
them know that Nekton is getting
closer to becoming a reality lin

Page 5B

Gulf County Athletes In
Action Pages 10-12A


Page 9A

GuIfounty In
Rural Areas of
Critical Concern
Eight area counties stand to
benefit greatly as Governor Bush
received recommendation this:,
week to declare Gulf, Franklin,
Calhoun. Liberty. Jackson,.,
Holmes, Washington, and
Gadsden counties Rural Areas of
Critical Concern. Governor Bush
is expected to .sign this within the
The benefits of this designa-
tion include, but are not limited

Gulf County Chamber of Commerce Director Diane Scholz
introduces John Dixon to PSJ Rotary Club members Thursday.

Gulf County. .
It was announced a few
months ago in The Star that Gulf
County Shipbuilding (sister com-
pany to Nekton) would be locating
along the Intracoastal Waterwnvay
Just, west of White City. At the
time, Dixon had hoped he was on
Sthe fast track to producing the
unique "swath" design cruise dive
Things didn't work out as
planned and the industry was
bogged down because some of the
site was within a Corps of
Engineers dredge spoil site. Dixon
said the St. Joe Company has
helped relocate the site to the old
dynamite dock. also along the
Intracoastal Waterway.
Furthermore, plans are also
under way to use the first site for
another business venitire as a
docking/repair site and safe har-
bor and dry storage for larger
yachts and boats.
.,,When in full operation,
Nekton Is expected to employ 61
employees at the site. Mostly
welders and metal workers will be
emprlioyed, along with electricians
an riplumtbers.
Dixon was quick. to point out
how much' help GLilf County has
beei to his' company during this
process. especially Gulf County,
Chamber of Commerce Director

Murder Rocks Oak Grove

*the governor may waive on a .
case by case basis criteria -' Hilton (Bolo) Sew
requirements or similar provi-
sioris of any economic develop-.
i'n~nt "n i'e -" ...... At 3:26 P:,.p. n -Tuesday.
eOctober 5th. the Gulf County
.*qualified target industry tax Sheriffs Office received a call to
refund; respond to 348 lola Street in the
*quick response training pro- Oak Grove Community.
gram; Sheriffs deputies arrived on
*road fund awards; the scene, three minutes later,
*Brownfield redevelopment entered the dwelling, and found
bonus; Hilton D. (Bolo) Sewell dead from
erurid 1 ojb tax credit r rrom'am stab'wounds.

*as well as other incentives to
be determined.
i This. program allows better
access to rural counties which are
under economic distress. It opens
doors' for these counties to take'
advantage of the new incentives,
waivers, and state resources that-
this year's legislation has made
i.: State Representative Bev
Kilmer said this of the recommen-
dation, "This is a tremendous step
forward for these counties. and
will allow accelerated growth in
the areas it's needed the most."

Arizona Employee
Recuperating From
Industrial Injury
Late in the evening on
Thursday, September 30th, Joey
Tarantino, a nine-year employee
at Arizona' Chemical's Port St.. Joe
facility, sustained second and
third degree burns as a result of
an accidental release of hot water
from a scrubber at the plant. An
investigation into the: cause of the
accident is underway.
"Our thoughts. and prayers
have been with Joey and his fam-
ily since the accident," ,said Hal
Beyer, Port St. Joe plant manager.
,"Joey is currently in Sharids
Hospital in Gainesville, -and we're
all confident that he will return
home soon and will subsequently
return to work at the plant."
The accident occurred at
approximately 11:15 p.m. on
Thursday at a scrubber tower at
the plant which was undergoing
maintenance. Beyer explained
_hat an ambulance was called and
first aid personnel on-site provid-
ed care until the ambulance
"4. Tarantino, who is a rosin
operator at the plant, was initially
treated and stabilized at Gulf
Pines Hospital arid then air flight-
ed to Shands Hospital for addi-
tional treatment.
The maintenance work on the
tower has been suspended. "An
investigation, team is currently
reviewing the incident to ensure
that all measures to prevent.any
(See INJURY on Page 3A)

Gulf County Sheriff Frank,
McKeithen and GCSO investiga-
tors began gathering Information
and, interviewing 15 to 20 sub-
jects. During this time, two sus-
pects were developed and it was
leari-ed the pair was possibly
attempting to leave town.

)ell Found Dead In His House Tuesday

-i...The two suspects were quick-
ly apprehended and becarie
defendants shortly after they cotin-
fessed to the crime.
The defendants are Melissa
Ann Ash, 'an 18 year old' black
female, and Esmond L. Joseph, a
20 year old black male. They were
charged with an open count of
Sheriff McKelthen said that
during the investigation It was
discovered that both defendants
went to Sewell's home with
weapons. Ash allegedly stabbed
the victim, then she and Joseph
left the residence..
Sewell's body was discovered,

.Tuijesday afternoon by his daugh-
ter and granddaughter.
I The two si'spects were first
appeared on Wednesday, October
6th, and are being held in the
Gulf County Jail without bond.
The State Attorney's Office-
also assisted in the investigation,
as well as the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement's Mobile
Crime Lab which was called in to
help in processing the crime
This was the first murder
committed in Gulf County since
January 28, 1996-nearly ,four
years ago. Aubrey Funchess was
the defendant in that case.

Esmond L. Joseph Melissa Ann Ash Hilton D. (Bolo) Sewell

Diane Scholz.
' "We've looked all over for a
plant site; however, Diane has
just single-handedly won our
hearts to Gulf County," he said.
Unique Design
Nek ton expects' to need
approximately 10 of, the "small
water plane area twin hull" swath
design ships for its dive cruise
business. Dixon said they al-e
expanding the company's market
area and will phase the new ships
in as they are constructed.

The design ,consists of two
submarine-like pontoons -which
ride the main structure above the
waveline. creating a ride with
seven times less pitch and roll
than 'conventional ships. This
smoother ride adds to the comfort
level of passengers and, of course,
lessens one's chances of getting
The obvious advantages of the
design is also expected to open up
other markets. Gulf County
(See NEKTON on Page 3A)


Working On A Plan

Anticipate Filing with Bankruptcy

Court By the End of This Week

Bondholders filed an objec-
tion to Florida Coast Paper
Company's motion to convert
from Chapter I 1 reorganizational
bankruptcy to Chapter 7 liquida-
tion bankruptcy last week in
Delaware Bankruptcy Court..
During hearings on the bond-
holders' objection Tuesday.
October 5th. Florida Coast Paper
Company and bondholders
announced they have a deal and
are putting a plan together with
: intentions to file it with the court
by the end of this week.
.... This information comes from-
the attorney for the Gull County
Tax Collector. 'Pat Floyd,' after
talking with attorney Jamie
O'Neal who is also representing
the county's interest and oversee-
ing the proceeding in Delaware
Bankruptcy Court.
There Is no indication what
the plan is or who will maintain
decision-makiing control of ,the
mill if the bankruptcy court
approves the deal being worked
out between the two parties.
According to Floyd, the par-
ties hope to be able to go over the
plans with all, affected groups
soon after the plan is presented to
the court.
Florida Coast Paper Company
also asked for and received a
claims bar date of November 5th.
Notices are being serit to creditors
notifying them that all claims
against Florida Coast Paper
:Company must be filed, to the'
bankruptcy court by that date in'
order to receive consideration
tinder the plan. 'Those notices
should have been in the mail to'
crdlitors by The Star press time
this week.
The motion to convert Will

come back to the bankruptcy
court on either November 9th or
November 17th. at which time the
"plan" will probably be considered
or ruled upon by U.S. Bankruptcy
Judge Peter J. Walsh. Judge
Walsh has yet to set the final date.,
It was reported in last week's
edition of The Star that bondhold-
ers were eyeing a plan to protect
8165 million in bonds issued to
Florida Coast Paper Company at
12.75o interest.
If the bondholders had
allowed Florida Coast Paper
Company-to. convert to Chapter 7
liquidation bankruptcy, they
would have likely only received
pennies on the dollar for that
It has also been speculated
that the conversion motion will
have the affect of forcing the
bondholders' hands'and expedit-
ing the bankruptcy process, while
maybe also getting some conces-
sonns from the bondholders.

No Word On What
New Plan Involves
There has been no word. on
what the new joint plan. may
involve-or who will be in 'control-
Smurfit-Stone,- the bondholders,
or a third party--once the dust
settles, but bondholders do seem
to be making every effort to pro-
tect their investment.
Florida Coast Paper Codmpany
has set idle since August 14, 1998
and many displaced mill workers
have held onto their roots while
waiting for.a final answer on the
mill's future. It finally appears
that a final answer' will be coming

Hwy. 98 Re alIgnment eing Draws Huge Crowd

It appears that o'ne of the John Polird, project engl-
Most difficult tasks the St. Joe neer.' also outlined the process.
Company mfay have to face as it pointirig to three sample align-
looks at realigning 3.8 miles of ments for moving Highway 98 .-
Highway 98, between Duxie Belle landward, then running back into
Ctirve and St. Joe Beach. Is to the existing Highway 98 just i.
gain the trust of a community still before reaching St. Joe Beach.
reeling fromI the repercussions of He said the study would eval-
the company's change in philoso-0 ae all asecsothey project.al
... r ,l nuate all aspects of-the project,..
phy. taldinatnto ac unt i i.n- --P--,lk, N':"0

Gulf County commissioners
had called for an informal public
meeting with St. Joe 'Company
officials and concerned residents
.after a recent announcement that
the company is planning to do a
study on the section of Highway
98. Approximately 400 of those
concerned residents filled the Port
St. Joe High School Commions
"The company has deter-
mined they like this area for a
long term development site," said
Chris Corr, Vice. President of
Strategy and New Ventures for
Arvida, a St. Joe Company.
Corr went on to say that the
12 month study would be intend-
ed to determine transportation
needs, and is the first step before
any plans might be made for
development of the area.

tal issues, wetlands., flood plains,
and social and economic issues.
On October 14, at the Port St.
Joe High School Commons Area,
a formal public hearing will be
held as part of the study, and in
April 2000 a public hearing will'be
held to reveal the findings' of the
Pollard said several options
are possible through the study
including leaving the: road bed
like it is where it is, relocating the
road inland following the realign-
ment plans, or even some other,
alternative yet to'be identified.
Public Unloads
After the scope of the study
was outlined, members of the
audience wasted little time
expressing their opinion about St.
(See 98 on Page 3A)

Three sample alignments for moving Highway 98 landward were on display for the public to review.

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It Seems To Take

More Than Money I

Gulfs School District Making

Headway In Spite of Shortage
PORT. ST. JOE'S MIDDLE SCHOOL was one of the several in
the State of Florida to earn a cash bonus for improving in its pre-
sentation' of its curriculum. In other words, the middle school did
a bitter job of turning out better pupils.
Gulf County and Port St. Joe schools have been operating
under a financial handicap for the past year. It should have been lower
reflected in the quality of students turned out, but it wasn't. The knees
school district has been unable to collect a major portion of its ad-
taxes,and has been operating on borrowed money. public
Still, it received a bonus for its operation. Annie
That bonus was delivered to the middle school last Thursday, people
making 'the staff of the school 'proud, indeed. The school was ness
proud that its efforts had been noticed, and proud that it was one ... .
of the schools selected to receive special mention for its accom- '
plishments." was
THESE ACCOMPLISHMENTS .SHOW what'can be realized doub
;.without having to throw cash at it! Certainly, the schbo'olwent hAelv
,through the entire year suffering from the, shorts. -If it had not chair
'made the grade to receive a bonus, nobody here would have cast nIt se
blame in their direction. 'the b
If the school had been one of the unfortunrate ones which was still a
.given a lower grade' than, it received last year, hardly anybody w ave
would have grumbled. By and lar-ge, the people in GulfCounty
would have understood. The schools just had to carry on during
these difficult-economic times.
iut that wasn't the case.
SIn SPITE of all of this, the school improved!
IT SORT OF MAKES YOU THINK the articles which have
;been in the daily press for the past few weeks have been off track.
The school unions in the large cities of the state have been lIV
moaning' ard groaning that they need more money in order to be
able to give our children a quality education.
Evidently more money isn't the entire answer. It must also
require a faculty which is interested in the students' welfare as 1
%well as their own.
It seems to be so in Gulf County. at least!

It Takes Cooperation !

JOHN DIXON, CEO OF NEKTON Diving Cruises, which is
going to build a line of diving cruise boats here, told the Rotary
Club of good things to come last Thursday.
Port Str. Joe ,will beyone.of four places inra the world, building ,
their uniquely engineered and designed boats for the world's water
sports-trade. Port St. Joe will- be in on.the ground floor, so to
speak. in this burgeoning business.
The unique design of the boat makes it almost sway-proof,
reducing the problem of becoming seasick. The design is not so
unique as to be experimental. It is used in several other applica-
tions 'and is already in production by the same firm in
Jacksonville.'They are being forced to move their operation, and
selected Gulf County in which to relocate..
THE BEST PART OF THE WHOLE deal is that the St. Joe
Company, who is supplying the property for them to locate on, is
giving them wholehearted cooperation. DL\on pointed out that I
permitting would be difficult at their original location, so Chris |
Hine, with St. Joe Company, told Dixon to select the property he
could use and St. Joe would make it available to him.
SThat's the kind of cooperation which will get things done!
Dixon said he has received the same kind of cooperation from
the Gulf County Commission, the GT Corn telephone company.
the Chamber.of Commerce,. and every other company which has a
role to play in theirbeing able to get started building. ',
Dixon made a statement in his address which made all of us
feel good who heard it. He said that if he had known there was .
such a place as Gulf County w"'hen he started his search for a new
location for his firm. he would have forgotten all the other places '
he looked. That speaks'well for us..

Hunker Down With Kes

This Too Shall Pass

he gunShot blasted into'myn
right side., I dropped to my
s and grab'b'ed my lower back.
I offended someone in a
t article?. They haven't' even
shed the story on Big Tooth
e yet-qr 'have they? Some
e take this newspaper busi-
a lot more,serious than I do.

tned to turn, but, the pain
excruciating. I' was guessing
le 'ought buck 'shot .frbm
e 'feet. T tried to 'craWl" to 'a
. I didn't hear "the shot: I did-
e nothing. I couldn't even find
lood, I %went unconscious..,
was surprised to find m'ifyelf
alive. The pain was comfigi in
s. I couldn't look up" I cotlld-

n't move. The perpetrator 'had
dropped the shotgun, re-armed
himself with a Louisville. Slugger
and had commenced to pound
away incessantly at my "blolwed
open" side.
Before I could catch a breath
or even cry out. the nausea hit me.
I lost nm, breakfast. Folk-, my head
was spinning I'was':sick as a dog.'
I'd seen shredded mini-wheats
corning ,and going in the same
morning'.,. ., and some idiot with a
baseball bat had, followed me into
the bathroom a.,d continued to
pound away ..., ,
When.. I cane ito., .again. I. got
really,scared., I knew from the .pain
in my side this couldn't be Hleaven!
.After some. talking, my 'wife
convinced me I was still alive. She
- didn't even think" I'd been shot!
'AAhd she was laughing aboutt' lhe
'giy with the baseball bat! '.
The pain' eased a little. I could
stand. I would have passed it oflas
:'a bad dream but that kind of
hurtin' wasn't dreamed ,up, imag-

ined. brought on by too much
sugar nght belbre bedtime. and
don't even think about that psy-
chosomatic it's-all-in-your-head
I ain't no brain surgeon. but I
know when I hurt!
I was afraid to move for most
of the rest of the day I took slow.
'little steps. I didn't eat. a bite. I
kept looking behind me for a mad
person with a shotgun. But the
pain didn't come back. Hey, maybe
it was a one time thing. maybe it
was overt
'Yeah, and maybe horses will
sprout wings and fly over'dropping
ten th6ouand 'dollar 'bills .: .'
I'd just' stretched 'out for the
,evening when "it" hit me' again.
Same side. same place "but this
time the pain was worse. I've been
'hit in the'head with baseballs, I've.
driven nails through my hand, I'vee
cut my thumb nearly off on a table
saw, I've knocked a shoulder out of
joint. I've broken bones. I've been.
stitched up. run over, beat up ...
- They were all a walk in the park,

by Kesley Colbert.

compared to this.
it was simply the worst night
of my life. The pain never stopped.
It never lessened. It never
decreased not for a fraction of
a second!
By midnight I was throwing up
last week's lasagna. And my side
was about to burst. open at any
minute. Those little cold sweat
beads adorned my forehead 'and
upper lip. I tried every bed in the
house,; every couch, every chair.
the floor-there had to 'be a pdsi-
tion that would afford .me just a
nanosecond of rest .
Around three thirty [ threw iup
a slaw dog I had eaten at a football
game in Gainesville in 1986':
Cath came in to offer her con-
cern and sympathy,. "Listen, you
know I have two days off next
week. You promised "we'd go. to
Charleston. If you are just doing
all of this to get out of that tnp-I
tell you right how, it's not goink to


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Frenchie Has A Whacking Good Time In Our Yard

day or some such ailment the
other day. It resulted in her-hay-.
ing several bushes cut down. She
completely did away with several
of her precious flowering shrubs
which I have been forbidden to
I have mentioned the fact,
several times in the past: that's,:
. couple of the shrubs needed cut--
ting back or pruning. You would '
have thought I was suggesting the
initiation of World War Il! ... :
She had the idea of cutting
them back-or down-and it was
perfectly 'alright. It even made
good sense to her to get these
bushes out of the way, :
So far as I know, there wasn't
any planning of this drastic
surgery. She just got up one
morning with the thought present
in her mind that they had to go.
There was no hesitating' around.
about the fate of these several
bushes, nor any thought given as,.
to whether or not it was the prop-

er season to cut back. drastically,
several- of the aged bushes in our"
ard. .

I HAVE LEARNED better than
to...imake suggestions when it "
comes to things to do in our yard.
-Making a decision, like what
is to be cut down and what is not
to be cut down, is beyond my
authority at'our hoUse. I made a -
-decision, once, to. plant a wisteria
vine, allowing it to climb up the
lattice work on our patio and
foi:nd, out I'shouldn't have done it!
That wisteria vine has been a'
bone of contention 'ever sinide that

It was the first thing to come
under the executioner's axe the
other dav.
The vine had' grown and
spread completely across 'the'top
Sof the patio, until it hung. off the
opposite edge and was covering
my satsuma tree. I had been har-
boring .thoughts about trimming
:,ui the ends of the runners, at
Frenchie beat me to, it and
had the whole thing cut down!
At least it got the runners out
of my"satsuma tree.

suma tree are my only attempts at

landscaping th' our' yard.
. Everything else she either planted
or had me plant. ., ...
.I'm .surprised- the 'satsuma
tree 'had her stamp of 'approval,
but it' produces' fruit and fragrant
blossoms in the spring, so it has
the' stamp of approval.,
It .also' attracts hummning-
birds, Which ,is Frenchi's' latest
.object of attraction.
The satsuma tree occupies a
:spot on the west side of the patio,
where its limbs stick through the
lattice wall and is the centerpiece
of yet another flower bed..
Every .time I would clear a
piece .of ground and prepare it for
planting", something, useful,, such
as'a 'satsuma tree, a pecan tree, a
plum tree, or. a vegetable patch,
SFrenchie .would move into the
cleared spotwith a flower garden.
I have lost more planting plots
like that!

A FLOWERING crabapple tree

also :,vas the' object 'of 'her 'cut
down spree. Frenchie planted that
.'one, and nurtured it for years. It
had grown quite lush 'and shaded
a complete corner of ou"i back
yard. '
Several years agp, a hurricane
came along and blew it over.
'Before we could get it set back up,
the hurricane reversed its course
and' came back a couple 'of days
later, blowing from the' Opposite
direction, and set 'the tree back
up! .,
Honest! ..
We decided that' if the tree
lived after that episode, it could
occupy its spot in the yard, undis-
turbed until one day last
week. '
Frenchie hired Eddie and his,
chain saw to do away with several
V bushes, and cut that sticker down
even with the ground!
The flowering crabapple is no


I didn't think Frenchie could

be parted from that 'tree. It flowr-
ered-. It bore little crabappi~s,
'which attracted birds 'and .squir-
rels. It was stubborn. Seemingly,
'it couldn't be destroyed.
But, Frenchie destroyed it

THEN, CAME> THE. destruc-
tion of her pet .bush, An azalea,
which had been growing at .;ur
bathroom window ever, since we
. built our house, and had grow ,as
high as, the houise,and was hoine
to several families of. mocklXg-
birds, got the axe also.
Wouldn't haye believed it! i
I'm now thinking of making
Frenchie. an appointment with a
psychiatrist: She, must, have
flipped her lid., .. ,
.1 didn't dare cut even, a twig
off that azalea bush and she cut it
'completely down! I

I went outside and: threw
myself across my small grapeAruit
tree to protect it. I just knew it
had to be. next! -' I


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Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Second Class' Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL

William H. Ramsey Editor & Publisher, President
Wesley R. Ramsey .. . . .. Editor Emeritus
Shirley Ramsey . Graphic Design/Office Manager

Postmaster:* '.
Send Address C 'a,,e to:
Post Office Box 308
Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308
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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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(From Page 1A)
Shipbuilding will be one of only
four ship manufacturers in the
world who builds the swath
design vessels. Dixon expects to
get orders from any number of
market areas including the mili-
tary, other cruise lines, etc.
Nekton currently is seeking
design approval of a smaller ver-
sion of the swath boat (32') from
the U. S. Coast Guard.
-. Roadway Grants
Gulf County Shipbuilding has
already received a $700,000 state
-grant to construct the roadway to
the original complex. The compa-
-ny,must now resubmit that appli-
cation for the new proposed site,
as well as reapply for the new
business that will be locating at
the first site considered.
In all, 1.9 miles of roadway
.will be needed for entranceway to
,the businesses. Diane Scholz was
quick to point out that if the road-
way goes through as planned, the
entire spance of the roadway will
'be prime industrial and business
" development locations.
Hiring Local
Scholz introduced Dixon as a


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PSJ Commission Seeks Help

For Dangerous Intersection
The Port St. Joe city commis- requests for a new traffic light to and is advertised in this week's
,:- sioners are once again trying to be installed at the intersection, edition of The Star..
.- "- get some help from the Florida but DOT says the traffic load Notice To Demolish Issued
< I '"--a ,-.to do,1- es rans. or-tcat-v rIron dentI rrn i nth- th --i ,ht

p""tIIiU. L AidL UA e'J.Aa.Oj5JJl -U-bIIard U...Ol War.ra L Ln ti Ll.
(DOT) at a dangerous intersec- Ann White asked the board

PSJ Mayor Frank Pate and
John Dixon look at ship.
"good community-minded person"
at the beginning of the program,
and indeed he discussed desires
to work within the local area.
Dixon acknowledged the
strong welding program through
the high school and
Gulf/Franklin Center' and was
very optimistic that his company
could find all the employees they

Joe Company plans and asking
Nadine 'Lee was concerned

Apalachicola River Group Fund
Dear Editor, profits? What authority allows
The Apalachicola River is 106 this sacrilege?
-miles long. In this 106 miles, the In a statement from the
SCorps of Engineers have dredged Mobile Corps of Engineers, right
up sand and deposited approxi- at 19 1/2 million dollars were
lately 156 deposits: a few are spent in 1998 to maintain the
over a. mile long. Others are Apalach, the Chattahoochee, and
deposited ,in positions that will the Flint Rivers and their locks
eventually straighten the river, and dams.
As- anyone knows, if water is That figure would be even,
constricted and directed against more if all the studies and moni-.
the bends of rivers, then sooner or toning by the FL Game and
later that bend will be history. Freshwater Fish Comission arid
The deposits that are directly other state agencies were added.
above a slough or creek will even- Studies that clearly verify the
tally rind themselves way back destruction being caused in main-
in the swamp, creeks, or low-lying a navigational channel on
areas when the river rises. .in -. c

The deer and other animals,
of course, don't appreciate the
0 sand in their homes any more
than the fish, turtles, eels and
such. This sand is going into their
'homes hell-bent-for-leather 'be-
cause so many bends have been
cut out of the river to accommo-
date the barge traffic.
The famous tupelo honey
trees are dying as is the tradition
of the men who used to catch cat-
fish to feed their families. The,
average people of Apalachicola
can't be happy with all this sand
that is making its home down
their way either. This adds up to a
whole lot of unhappiness, but it
must make someone happy Who


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The morning sun brought
more agony-and absolutely no,
I don't know how they got 'me
into the car. I don't remember the
ride to the hospital.. I do remember
the shot. That needle didn't hurt a
bit! Everything is relative. And the
relief was almost .immediate. The
pain didn't go away, but it became,
for the first time in hours, bear-
"A kidney stone, Mr. Colbert.
No real problem."
i -' NO REAL PROBLEM!!! Yeah,
U) doc, no problem for the guy
:who doesn't have it!
"This one," he' continued
seemingly oblivious to the smirk
on my face, "is a small one, proba-
bly about four millimeters."
That's where he crossed the
line. "Four millimeters my hind
foot!" It was my duty to set him
straight. "Listen, this fella I'm
wrestling with is a fourteen pound,
balled up porcupine!"
I don't go out without my pain
medicine. If I, feel a "twinge" I take
four times the recommended
dosage. I'm not going to hurt like
that again ... ever!
S, I've "taken heart" from a hun-
dred nightmare kidney stone sto-
ries I've heard from folks in the
Week since I got "hit". I've drawn
strength and courage from each
one. I'm now trying the pure beet
juice. And I have been running
'every day in hopes of bouncing
that thing out. I spent last evening
jumping off my porch. Cathy
'pounded on my back with the
wooden spoons. I've got a call in to
Diormnne Warrick .... the beer I will
not do .... yet.
Hanging In,

tLe Apalachicola Kiver.
Charles Messings' "Dredged
Material Disposal Impact on
Habitat Quality and Gamefish
Population of the Apalachicola
River" is must reading for those
who want to save the river.
The Dept. of Environmental
Protection (DEP) states in its
"Intent to Issue" for the new per-
mit that studies 'show that
because of the river alterations
the fish species will continue to'
shift from game species to the
rough and forage species.,
The general decline of the
freshwater fisheries has been
declared inevitable if habitat
destruction continues. Count how
many turtles you see on a sunny
day from the mouth of the
Chipola up to Wewahitchka.
Fish lay their eggs when the,
water is up, but when the barges
(what few there are) pass through,.

Nekton Diving Cruises president

needed in the local job market.
He also pointed out that deep
water access was one of the main
issues in his locating the compa-
ny in Gulf County.
Gulf County Shipbuilding still
has several obstacles to cross-
permitting and roadway grants-
before it can begin production of
swath ships.

that the realignment plan would
just create a bigger bottleneck in
the St. Joe Beach area, sort of like

on: .
Numerous wrecks' have
occurred at the intersection of
Garrison Avenue and Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Boulevard (Highway
71) over the years, Commission-
ers have had shrubs removed
from the median and made

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injuries in the future are being
-taken," Beyer explained.
Family members, friends, or
anyone wishing to offer Joey
words of encouragement for a
speedy recovery can mail cards or
letters to: Shands Hospital at
U.F., 1600 Southwest Archer
.Road, ATTN: Joey Tarantino,
Burn Unit, Gainesville, FL 32608.


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Raiser Saturday o
the water is lowered leaving the b.
eggs' high and dry. Turtles, like M
the soft-shelled turtles, though,
lay their eggs three foot above the,
water-line so when the 'water Is d
raised, the eggs perish. t
The struggle to save the e<
Apalachicola may well turn into pt
one of the longest in environmen-
tal efforts. The efforts have re
already, spanned over 25. years,
and many people have tried n'
valiantly to save this once beauti- t
ful river system.
All rivers are precious
resources, but for the people who al
have known and loved this river
through the years, It is a very spe-
cial place. It has fed, clothed, and
nurtured mankind for thousands
of years as evidenced in the shell
and dirt mounds still- evidenced
along her banks.
Today, even though the
Apalachicola is sick and near bro-
ken, you can still go there and feel
sheltered from the world, find
your beginnings, and let your soul
be soothed by the gentle sounds
of a timeless river.
The Save the Apalachicola
River Group plans a fundraiser
Saturday, October 9th, at 11:00
a.m., CT, atBryant's Landing. On
tap is a fish fry and BBQ cookout
with all the trimmings, an all day
'flea market, and live music.
For more information about
the fundraiser or this group, con-
tact Dana Dement at 639-2874;
George Bayer at 227-3777 or at
639-2874. .
Apalachicola River Group

Helping Youth In Community
Dear Mr,. Ramsey:, .. -, Mayor Frank Pate, commissioners
Youths 'are filling; behind Jerry Barnes, David Horton. and
their peers in academic perfor- Dr. San Pedro met on September
mance in our area. There are 321 28 with citizens of NPSJ to dis-
black students in the local school cuss the problem.
system. Most of then reside in :At the meeting, several pre-
North Port St. Joe. Recently, sta- sentations were made about what
tistics were reviewed relative to resources are currently available
the academic performance of and what resources are needed to
these students. The news was not insure academic excellence of
encouraging. minority students in the total
startling revelation was school population. A typical pro-
A startling revelation was file of after-school hours for
uncovered. According to stan- youngsters of this neighborhood
dardized test scores, a dispropor- was explained. Information
tionate:number of black students received was extensive and infor-
were performing below grade mative.
level. Once parents and con- That many students are lag-
cerned citizens learned of the dis- gingbehind is at man students are lag-
parity which existed, it was decid uation, however, there' is a bright
ed that this problem be addressed side to this dilemma.
immediately and corrective mea-
sures be taken. Help is forthcoming by way of
Plans for 'improvement in the community initiative, With'l
NPSJ academic resources started support from local'agencies'and
last but not least the faith, based
with a small committee seeking community, represented by Zion
answers. This led to formation of air MBC, Rev. Frank Jones, pas-
The North Port St. Joe Children Fair MBC, Rev. Frank Jones, pas-
and Youth Academic and Cultural tor/fiscal agent; New Bethel MBC
Enrichment Initiative. Rev. Eddie Jackson, pastor; New
Enrichment Initi Bethel AME Church, Rev. Calvin
Aware that this would involve Griffin, pastor; and Church of
segments of the entire town, a call God in Christ, Rev. Halley, pastor.
for partners to assist was made.
Gulf County School Board, Gulf Also, two new programs to
County Health Department, Gulf/ begin soon are Male-to-Male via
Franklin Community College, Port Gulf County School System in col-
St. Joe City Commission, Gulf! laboration with the Health
County Board of Commissioners Department and a biannual Acad-
and WIG answered the call and emic Excellence Ceremony to rec-
agreed to join in support of help- ognize students in grades six,
ing our youths. through 12 who achieve an aver-
The next step was to acquaint age of 3.0 to 4.0.
city officials and adults of the tar- Once the above plans are
get group that a dire need exist implemented, the youngsters who
because of a lack of necessary avail themselves of the services
resources and programs designed will definitely improve.
to enhance academic qualities. M. K. Gant

front beach road.
Bob King recommended that
the road was going to be moved,
hen the St. Joe Company should
wap acre for two to Gulf County
he way the old St. Joe Company
sed to do when someone wanted
o get property from them.
Barbara Eells. expressed her
concerns about wildlife habitat
being destroyed. .
Others made it plain that they
'anted to continue to have an
obstructed view along Highway
8, while some voiced, It as only
logical to reroute another sepa-
ate "back beach road" all the way
behind both St. Joe Beach and
[exico Beach.
Still another individual said it
didn't matter what the people
ought anyway, the company
as just going to do what it want-
d to do regardless of what the
public thought. ,
Will the current Highway 98
main open to the public?' Who
ill pay for a new road? Why did-
t you hand out more informa-
The questions just kept com-
ng, in fact, for quite some time
ter the meeting, concerned citi-

Tuesday nignt during its regular
meeting what could be done. She
pointed out that two accidents,
. have occurred at the intersection
just this week.
Pate advised Mrs. White that
DOT has already been re-advised
about the problem and another
request has been made for a new
traffic light. .City Clerk Pauline
Pendarvis is also preparing a list
of traffic reports that include
records of the number of wrecks
that have occurred at the inter-
Pate said, "We may, not have
enough traffic to warrant the
light, but we do have a problem of
safety of the people."
Talk About Grants
Summit Professional Service,
the city's grant writers, reviewed
plans and strategies with the
commissioners for CDBC
Economic Development Grant
Funds to do infrastructure work
along First Street between
Highway 98 and St. Joseph Bay.
This grant money is tied to
new jobs being generated by the
development of Port City
Shopping Center by local busi-
nessman George Duren. Duren's
project does not have the num-
bers to fund a full $600,000
grant, but the board decided to go
after the full funds, as they are
expecting an announcement
within a few days that should
meet the required numbers.
A public hearing is, .being
scheduled on Tuesday, October
12th, at 5:00 p.m. for the grant

zens gathered around St. Joe offi-
cials seeking more insight into
what the plan might mean to Gulf
County and how it will impact
Residents were encouraged to
,be at the October 14th formal
public meeting to air their
concerns and make recommenda-
tions so they can be included in
the study phase and the Florida
Department of Transportation
ia record'the input.: f';"'.I J,

,Commissioners decided to
notify the property owner of a
home/building at 708 Long
Avenue that the city intends to
demolish the building. The 10 day
notice was to be sent by certified
mail Wednesday following the
board's meeting.
City Attorney Russ Scholz
told the board that the building
has been looked at by both the
county fire marshall and building
inspector and a recommendation
to demolish the building was
All parties have been notified,
but no change has been made in
the status of the building. The
board unanimously support the
motion to give notice to demolish.
In Other Business
*Agreed to change the board's
next regular meeting date from
Tuesday, October 19 to Tuesday,
October 26th.
*Appointed Commissioner Dr.-
Jorge San Pedro to the.Apalachee
Regional Planning Council. San
Pedro will replace Charles Tharpe
on the council.
*Mayor Pate appointed
Commissioners Horton, McNair,
and San Pedro to look at setting
time limits and policies for per-
sons wishing to address the
board. The committee should
report back to the board with rec-
ommendations at its next meet-
ing. *
*Four way stop signs are
being removed from several inter-
sections on Palm Boulevard.
*Agreed to. advertise for a
three foot building variance for
Alex Wheatherby's residence at
310 Sixteenth Street.

Downtown Redevelopment

Agency Will Meet Oct. 12th
The Downtownt Redevelop-
ment Agency will hold its monthly
meeting on Tuesday, October
12th, beginning at 6:15 p.m., ET.
The meeting will be held in the
commissioners' meeting room in
the Port St. Joe City Hall. All
members are urged to attend this
'important gathering, i..,

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Jr. Service League Makes Plans

To Host Party of the Millennium
The Junior Service League of The New Year's Eve Gala will sponsor the gala. Sponsorshi
Port St. Joe is proud to present feature a cocktail buffet prepared be sold on four different 1e
the Fourth Annual New Year's Eve by some of the best cooks in the Amenities for sponsors inc
Gala. The party of the year will area. The menu will include pork corresponding with the level
once again take place at the home tenderloin, roast beef, pickled chased.
of David and Trish Warriner, shrimp, all types of appetizers and For more information
located at 1600 Constitution delicious desserts. cerning gala sponsorship, p
Drive in Port St. Joe. There will be. a cash bar and contact Heather Rish at
This year's gala will begin at complimentary champagne at 229-1070.
9:00 p.m. on Friday, December midnight. All non-alcoholic bever- The New Year's Eve Ga
31st, and will end around 1:00 ages and party hats and blowers the league's, number one
a.m., ET, on January 1st. The live will be included in the ticket price. raising event. The league wi
band Now and Then, will be ring- A photographer will be on hand to using the funds raised from
ing in the new millennium with take your picture. event to provide clothing for
hits from the 30's through, the The league will be asking local County children, to promote(
90's. businesses and individuals to arts and special events in

Annual County
Wide Health
Fair Saturday
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens and Gulf Pines Hospital
working with the Inter-Agency
Council members will be conduct-
ing a free health fair on Saturday,
October 9th, at thie Centennial
Building in Port St. Joe from 9:00
a.m.' until 1:00 p.m., ET.
The following services will be.
available: accu-checks (glucose
monitoring), chiropractic consult
station, physical therapy consulta-
tion, blood pressure checks, hear-
ing tests, vision tests, coronary
risk factor screening, pulse
oximetry, height and weight
checks, and cholesterol checks.
Anyone interested in partic-
ipating in ithe cholesterol check
should fast after midnight'Friday
before the test on Saturday.
There will be informational


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Autum Denise Barfield
Autum Arrives

Bridgette and Shirley Tipton
-. of Mexico Beach are proud to
announce the birth of their new
* granddaughter, Autum Denise
. Barfield. Autum's father is Donald
Barfield of Mexico Beach and her
mother is Mary Upshaw of Pana-
ma City. She was born on Sep-'
tember 30 at 8:08 p.m., weighing
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St. Joe AARP to
Meet on Oct. 13
The Port St. Joe 'AARP
Chapter will be holding its second
meeting of the' .season on
Wednesday, October 13th, at
This will be a luncheon? meet-
ing and all members are request-
ed to bring a covered dish. The
program will be on the subject of
pre-paid funerals. A representa-
tive from the Southerland Funeral
Home will be there to discuss this

Final Plans
Learnna Combs and Allen
Roberts will be joined together in
matrimony on October 9th at 5:00
p.m.. CT. at the Honeyville United
Methodist Church inm ewahitch-
ka. A reception will follow immedi-
ately after, the ceremony in the fel-
lowship hall. No local invitations
are being sent. All family and
friends of the couple are cordially
invited to attend.

G.C.S.C. Conducting
Outreach at Health Fair
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be conducting
"Outreach" at the 1999 Gulf
County Health Fair on October 9.'
They will be passing out
brochures and giving out informa-
tion about the many services
available to people 60 and over
through the senior citizen pro-

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Timeless Treasures, owned by Kenny and Cheryl Peak, officially opened its doors for business at a rib-
bon cutting last Friday, October 1st. Shown cutting the ribbon are Cheryl Peak and Mayor Frank Pate.
Witnessing the event are from right: Chamber Director Diane Scholz, David Rich, Ellen Allemore, Melita
Davis, Chamber President David Warriner, Mayor Pate, Peak, Kenny Peak, Johanna White, Jackie
Williams (Cheryl's mother), Tonya Nixon, Jeannie Mims, and narrowly escaping the picture is Lovey
Davis (Cheryl's grandmother).

Faith Christian School Will Hold Annual

Harvest Festival Saturday at Centennial

On Saturday, October 9,
Faith Christian School will hold,
its annual "Harvest Festival." As'
in the, last two, years, FCS will be '
working in conjunction with the
Gulf County Health Fair, spon-
sored by the Gulf County Inter-
Agency. Council. Both events will
be held at the Centennial Building
in Port St. Joe.
Why did these two groups
begin working together?
"It really happened by acci-
dent in 1997,", said Rev. Bill
Taylor, Faith Christian School's
administrator. "We had planned
to have our Harvest Festival
downtown at Frank Pate Park. A
scheduling conflict arose, and we
had to move it to the Centennial
Building property-that is, the
pavilions in the back."
FCS's Harvest Festival hap-
pened to be the same weekend of
the Gulf County Health Fair.
Those who were at the health fair
would come, listen to some
music, buy a chicken dinner, and
purchase items from the Harvest
"We, would tell people to go
next door and have their blood
pressure checked and visit the
booths. inside," Taylpr adds.
Je'mrry, -Stoqe ,and, the, Inter-.,
Agency. ,Council have, since invited
Taylor to its meetings, and have
enjoyed working together. Stokoe
and. Taylor both agree that their
teamwork has really paid off.
Both organizations reap the bene-
fits, as well as those who partic-
ipate in what they have to offer.

SKaylan Eve Gainer

Kaylan Eve is 1
Kaylan celebrated her birth-
day with her mom and dad. her
grandparents Mr. and Mrs. M.
Gainer of Cadillac. Michigan.
Jerry and Nancy Durdon from Elk ,.
Rapids, Michigan. and Arthur and'
Evelyn Gainer of East Tawas.
Michigan. Kaylan is the great-
granddaughter of Nellie Klope of
Mexico Beach.

The Faith Chnrstian School
Harvest Festival will begin at 9:00
a.n. and include games and
activities for all ages. There iill be
'a bake sale as well as entertain-
The chicken dinners will
include a half chicken, baked
beans, cole slaw, bread, and a
drink. The price is $5.00. There
will be ample seating and carry-
out will be available. Hot dogs and
chips will also be sold. Tickets are
available at the school office or

from any of the FCS students. For
more information, call the school.
office at 229-6707.

Thanks to Fla. Power.
The Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce would like to extefid a
special thanks to "Florida 'Poweri
Corporation for its special assis-
tance and contributions during'
the preparation of this year's
Scallop Festival and fishing tout-

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PSJES Fall Festival

Slated For October 29

; Port St. Joe Elementary's PTA
is: planning a Fall Festival of food
and fun! This year's event will be
held at the Centennial Building.
and the vacant lot behind the
lBullding, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
anod ending at 1:00 p.m. on
Friday, October 29th.
*- Pre-school through first grade
students will attend the festival
fromin 9:00 until 11:00-a.m. Second
through fifth grades will attend
from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
The: PTA wanted to ,plan a time
that would enable all the students
at the school to participate in the
Each classroom at the school
will have a booth in which you can
play a game of chance, or pur-
chase a fall festival souvenir. The
classes will be able to retain half
of their proceeds, so be. sure to
attend and support your child's

Time For 55

Alive Again!
The Port St. Joe Chapter of
AARP is again sponsoring the "55
Alive" motoring skills refresher
course. If your auto insurance is
about to become due, now is. the
time to take the course, whether
for the first time or your three
year renewal,
Certificates issued at the end
of the course are good for three
years and the rebate offered by
the insurance companies makes
the effort worthwhile.
The course will be held at the
senior/community center on
Library Drive in Port St. Joe. The
dates will be October 26 and 27,
from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
The two day course will cost $8
per person. .
Refreshments will be served.
'For those .attending for the first
:time, you will find it both interest-
ing and fun.
This is open to the general
public and they hope 'to see you
*there. For reservations please call
2Hardy or Evelyn Stohler at 647-

Thank You
'We wish to express our appre-'
.ciation for your loving care during
SMichael's illness and death. The
Yneals, calls, cards, flowers, and
prayers, helped us not only get'
through "this difficult time bht .
"uplifted spiritually as well. Thank
you and bless you all.
The Lowery family

The PTA will also be serving a
meal which will include a hot dog,
'bag of chips, and a drink' for
$2.00. This will really help those
parents that will need to attend
the festival on their lunch hour.
Some old favorite booths will
be back such as the treat walk,
fishing for prizes, and the duck
pond, but the PTA will be adding a
moon walk and many more sur-
Volunteers are needed to help
in setting up the festival, cooking
hot dogs, making treats, providing
soft drinks, and ',working in
booths. Grandparents are wel-
come to attend! If you would like
to help please call the festival'
chairman, Carla May at 227-
2008. They look forward to seeing
you at the Fall Festival!

Panhandle Piecemaker
Quilt Club Happenings
The Panhandle Piecemaker
Quilt Club will meet Thursday,
October 14th, at 7:00 p.m. at St.
James' Episcopal Church, located
at 800 22nd Street in Port St. Joe.
The October program, "Bow
Tie Quilting.", will be presented by
member Hazel Sims. Light
refreshments will be served and
guests are cordially invited.
Sit'N Stitch will be the fourth
Thursday of the month, October
28th, at 7:00 p.m.

Many Thanks
Bill and Olivia Landry wish to
thank all the churches in Port St.
Joe and Wewahitchka for their
prayers. Bill is in remission now.

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of Chattohoocheer"

"Pest on the River"

Chattahoochee Productions, a
local community group, has
announced plans for the Second
Annual "Fall Fest; On The River"
which will be, held Saturday,
November 13th.
Nestled in a wooded area near
the boat landing 'on the banks of,
the beautiful Apalachicola River,
the festival will feature high qual-
ity live entertainment,' arts and
crafts, a variety of food conces-
sions, an antique car display. a
children's fishing rodeo and other
children's activitvities, heritage
exhibits, and historical tours of
Chattahoochee -and the Mount
Vernon Arsenal.
The Chattahoochee Recrea-
tional Vehicle Park, adjacent. to
the festival site, offers cabins and
recreational vehicle sites with
The day begins at 7:30 a.m.
with the 5K run, followed by a
pancake breakfast. The festival
committee has lined up a program
of high quality entertainment
headlining Pam 'Laws and
Riverbreeze, a popular group from
/Tallahassee, who have performed
throughout North Florida.
The music starts at 10:00
a.m., and also includes Charles
Atkins and the Blues Boys, the
Quincy Mass Fellowship Choir,
Blue and Lonesome Bluegrass
Band, Alley McKay and the Alley
Cats, and other area favorites.
During the early evening fall
fest will feature a spectacular
lighted boat parade on the
Apalachicola River followed by a
fireworks show.
"Our first Fall Fest last
November was a tremendous suc-
cess," said Stew Parsons, festival
chairman. '"We are looking for-
ward to ani ehenbigierarid better
event this year. Fali is a beautiful
time in Chattahoochee, and we
invite folks to come and celebrate

the fall season at 'Fall Fest On The
For further information con-
tact: general information, (850)
663-4475; arts and crafts, Ann
Thrash (850) 663-8185; 5K run,
Pete Whiddon (850) 663-2537;
food concessions, Marvin Locke ,
(850) 663-4658; or boat parade,
Roblert Alcorn (912) 662-2855.

Don't Miss The '99.
tMonumental Music,
-The Junior Service League of
TPort St. Joe will present
"Monumental Music." a free eoin-'
cert to be held in Constitution
,Park in Port St. Joe.
This concert is' scheduled
from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m.. ET. on
"Make A Difference Day"
Saturday, October 23rd, and will
feature Kiki, and Gilligan Loves
Mary Ann. Both of these bands
,play classic beach tunes and
some reggae.
Paul Gant will be selling his
legendary barbecue dinners, and,
soft drinks and ice tea will be sold.
So make your plans now to go and
enjoy the music "by the monu-
ment" in this historic park.
The league will auction off
carved pumpkin' masterpieces
during the concert, Enhance your
home's fall decorations with one
of these unique creations.
Remember to take lawn
chairs and bug spray, so you can
sit back and enjoy the music.
Everyone is welcome, so make
your plans now to attend! Go out
and support the league and. its
endeavors to "Make A Difference"
in this community! Don't miss
"Monumental. Music"I

VFW Ladies
Auxiliary Meets
John C. Gainous VFW Post
#10069 and Ladies Auxiliary will
be holding their monthly meeting
on Tuesday evening October 12 at
7:30 p.m. The meetings are held
at the post home on Trout Avenue
in Highland View.
Final plans will be made to do
their highway clean-up on
Wednesday morning, October 13.
Anyone wanting to .help needs to
be at the post home at 9:00 (ET).
Also, plans will be discussed
for the Veteran's Day Celebra-
tion/Open House to be held on
Saturday, November 13.
Refreshments will be served
after the meeting by Shirl Delon
and Catherine Kennedy.

Thank You
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association is very grate-
ful to comforter Funeral Home for
providing the tent for the ground
breaking ceremony in Wewa-
hitchka on September 29th.

You are truly a special gift the Lord
has made. I thank you for all of your
patience, guidance, and encouragement.
You are my MENTOR!
Enjoy this special day set aside for
YOU! I hope it's full of joy, love, and lots
of laughter.

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Port St. Joe Middle School

Awarded $33,828 by State

for Significant School Improvement

As part of the Bush/Brogan
A+ Plan for Education, a check in
the amount of $33,828 was pre-
sented to Port St. Joe Middle
School by Representative Bev
Kilmer in a ceremony held in the
high school gym last Thursday,
September 30.
Representative Kilmer was
very proud of the students and
faculty of Port St. Joe Middle
School and in a surprising move,
invited the student government
representatives and officers to
join her at the podium and pre-
sented the check to them. Kilmer
stated the students, their parents
and the faculty should be very
proud of their accomplishments.
"It's about two things," stated
Port St. Joe Middle School
Principal Carolyn Rish., "High
expectations for every student,
and rolling up your sleeves and
doing it." Added Rish. "Having
high expectations is& not enough,
but the two combined get the job
In her address to the stu-



dents, faculty and parents, Ms.
Rish laid out the areas of
improvement gained at Port St.
Joe Middle School. From 1998 to
1999, a 5% increase in the num-
ber of students scoring a three
and above on FCAT Reading, a
13% increase in the number of
students scoring a three and
above on FCAT Math and a 44%
increase ih scores of three or bet-
ter on the Florida Writes test.
Other areas in which the
school has inade great strides are
out of school suspensions and
attendance. In 1997, the school's
loss rate to out of school suspen-
sion was 26%. In 1998 that num-
ber was cut to 17.3%. In 1997,
29.3% of the school's students
were absent 20 or more days.
That number dropped to only
5.8% in 1998. Significant
improvement indeed.
Ms. Rish challenged every
middle school student to meet
and beat the achievement levels of,
1999. Adding to Ms. Rish's com-.
ments, Gulf County Superinten-

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dent of Schools Jerry Kelly told
the crowd, "High expectations is
the key to everything we do. It
takes everyone working together
to achieve such rewards." ,
Not forgetting last year's 8th,
graders who contributed to the
school's success, Ms. Rish wrote a'
letter to Port St. Joe High School's
9th grade class congratulating
them on their accomplishments of
last year and encouraging them to6
continue to strive for excellence at
- the high school level.
Port St. Joe Middle School is
one of only 'seven in our area to
receive funding as a result of the'
A+ Plan's School Recognition '
Program. Other "schools being
awarded included -Blountstowrin
*Middle School, Greensboro'
Elementary, Marianna Middle,,
Sneads Elementary, Sneadgs
Middle and Sneads High.
"This is what the Biush/"
Brogan A+ Plan for Education is'.
all about, rewarding Florida's stu-
dents for doing a great job in,
school," Governor Bush said."
"The parents and teachers .of
these students can be very proud'
of the good work that their chil-'-
dren are doing."
The Bush/Brogan A+ Plan for
Education recognizes schools that
are achieving 'and showing
improvement. All of Florida's pub-
lic schools were assessed and
received report cards with grades
'on an "A" through "F" scale.
Schools that received an "A"
and those that improved at least"
*one grade based on student
achievement, attendance. dropout
rate, discipline and college readi-
ness were rewarded with up to
$100 per student.
The 1999 Florida Legislature
appropriated $15 million for
school recognition. Due to the,,
larger than expected number of
schools that qualified, Commis-
sioner of Education Tom Galla-
ghei requested $15 -million more
to be added to the program this"

Representative Bev Kilmer is shown with middle school
students as they received a check from the state marking',

the school's improvement.
year to meet the state's commit-
SGovernor 'Bush approved' a
budget amendment of an addi- '
tional $15 million to increase stu-
dent funding for awarding "A" 401 OM
schools and schools that demon-
strate significant improvement. W /
More than 300 Florida schools VVW
will receive $30 million for earn- '
ing "A's" and showing improve- Can
"I am extremely proud of the
students and .staff at these : U
schools," Commissioner Galla- .
gher said. "Even with higher stan-
:. dards in place, we have more than
twice the number of schools being
recognized for substantially high- r
er performance and significant ,
improvement. When we expect :
more. we get more."
Ms. Rish said the school has
not, made a decision on:how:to '
use the money at this time. .'The. We
leadership committee is meeting
to discuss our options. Their sug-
gestions will be taken to the facul-
ty and the school advisory com-
mittee. We do not, want to be pres-
d i ti rnnkino final 1lans for

the money vet." said Ms. Rish.
Adding. "We look, at, this as a
tremendous gift and want to.
make sure we spend it as wise as
we can."

Shown from left: Rep. Bev Kilmer, Principal Carolyn Rish, and
Superintendent Jerry Kelley. '.

Try These Delicious Pumpkin-Pecan Muffins

Pumpkin-Pecan Muffins
with Oatmeal Streusel
Make these moist muffins to share
with your family on Thanksgiving
morning, or serve them at the big
meal later in the day.
3 cups Pioneer Buttermilk
Biscuit & Baking Mix
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

2 large eggs, beaten
1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
or plain yogurt.
'1/2 cup vegetable or canqla oil ,
Oatmeal Streusel:
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup Pioneer Buttermilk
Biscuit & Baking Mix
S1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3' cup old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
or margarine, melted
In large bowl, combine 3 q9ps biscuit
and baking mix. I cup ,brown sugar,
1/2 cup pecans, cuinamon and cloves.
In medium bowl, stir together,,eggs,
pumpkin, buttermilk and oil. Gently
stir pumpkin mixture into dry ingredi-
ents just until dry ingredients are
moistened. Spoon about 1/4 cup batter
into each of. 24 muffin cups coated
with cooking spray. In smallbowl, stir
together streusel ingredients until
crumbly. Sprinkle over batter. Bake at
3750 for 20 to 24 minutes or until
wooden pick inserted in center of a
muffin comes out clean. Makes 24

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Wewahitchka volunteer firemen Brian Cox and Jamie Guffey
extinguish this home on Red Bull Island during a fire drill Saturday
morning. The structure was a FEMA flood mitigation site and was
given to the local department for training purposes.


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Ten free American redbud
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who joins the National Arbor Day
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free trees are part of the nonprof-
it foundation's Trees for America
"American redbuds are out-
standing flowering trees which
,will add graceful beauty to your
home and neighborhood," John.
Rosenow, the foundation's presi-
dent, said. "Redbuds. have clus-
ters of rosy pink flowers in spring,
and dark green summer leaves
which turn to yellow in the fall."
I The trees will be shipped
postpaid at the right time for
planting between November 1 4and
December 10 with enclosed plant-
ing instructions. The six to 12
inch trees are guaranteed to grow,
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Each state has an agency
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Organization or PRO. The PRO
investigates complaints by Medi-
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about the quality of care provided
by hospitals (both inpatient and
outpatient departments, as well
as emergency rooms), skilled
nursing facilities, home health
agencies, ambulatory surgery
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Competitive Medical Plans
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its. In Florida, the state PRO is
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Assurance, Inc.
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quality of medical care you
received from one of these facili-
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FMQAI maintains, a nationwide
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Repairs Broken Gas-Line
St. Joe Natural Gas Co. employees, Mac McCloud and Michael
Richter repair a tear in the gas main servicing Beacon Hill last
Thursday, September 30th. Wakulla Telecom Co., a sub-contractor
hired by Mediacom, tore the 4" high-pressure gas main as they'were
digging trenches to install new equipment for Mediacom's rebuild
project. Gas company employees had 'the tear fixed in just a few
hours. According to Stuart Shoaf, president of St. Joe Natural Gas
Co., "There was never a danger to anyone and service was not
interrupted at anytime."

Tyndall Launches
Phone Number
Tyndall Air Force Base offi-
cials have initiated a contingency
telephone number that Tyndall
airmen, civilian workers and fam-
ilies can call. The number is 283-
8009. ;
The number was developed as
a way to disseminate critical infor-
mation during contingencies such
as hurricanes.
The number is not to be con-
fused with other Air Force 1-800
numbers used during hurricane
evacuations. Those numbers are
dedicated to informing, Tyndall
residents and employees when to
return following a base evacua-
tion. The new contingency num-,
ber provides a prerecorded mes-
sage that keeps Tyndall personnel
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c7La E'nBforcement Q[Livitie

KPSJD report)
Richard W. Boddye, 45, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested by Port
St. Joe Police Department Officer
Ross Yowell, for unlawful accumu-
lation on Wednesday, September
29, at about 2:00 p.m. This is in
violation of city ordinance 30-27.
Joel S. McKay, 38, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested at, approximate-
ly 12:07 p.m. on Thursday,
September 30th, by Sergeant
Butch Arendt for battery. The bat-
tery had occurred around 2:00
a.m. and was initially investigated
by Sergeant James Hersey, but
due to McKay fleeing the area, an
arrest was not made.
Donald W. Harcus, Jr., 21, of
White City, was arrested on
'Sunday, October 3rd, near the
hour of 7 a.m. by Officer Russell
Burch for possession of a con-
trolled substance (cannabis/ less
than 20 grams) and possession of
drug paraphernalia.
While investigating a vehicle
that was- parked on the right
shoulder of the road at the inter-
section of 18th Street and Long

Consequently. Mize's vehicle
hit the left side of Smith's which
was motoring westward on Cecil
Costin, Sr. Boulevard.
Sergeant Arendt estimated
$3,500 worth in damages was
done to Mize's vehicle and Smith's
vehicle was totaled. Both Mize
and Smith were transported to
Gulf Pines Hospital by ambulance
for further examination; no major
injuries were reported.
Richard W. Boddye, 45, of
Port St. Joe, was again arrested
by Sergeant Troy Simmons for
unlawful accumulation on
Tuesday, October 5th, at approxi-
mately 3 p.m. This is in violation
of city ordinance 30-27.
Boddye was last arrested on
September 29th for the same,
offense and released from jail on
September 30th. Boddye had five
days in which to make improve-
ments to the cofidition of his
property, but did not.
Adam J. Whltfield, 20, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested by Sergeant
Terry Carr on an active warrant
for violation of probation.
Whitfield wyas found guilty of
grand theft (a third degree felony)
and placed on probation on July

Mealane Corp. Announces Recall
of Star Fire Sprinklers
In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC), Mealane
Corporation of Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, is voluntarily
recalling up to one million "Star"
brand fire sprinklers manufac- .
tured from 1961 through 1976.
These sprinklers have been
installed primarily in nursing
homes nationwide. They may also,
be found in hospitals, schools,-
resorts, stores, office buildings,,
warehouses, and supermarkets..
The CPSC alleges that Star-,
sprinklers failed to activate as
they should. CPSC has, received,
one report of a Star sprinkler
allegedly not functioning in a bed-
room fire in a nursing home.
The Star sprinklers being,
recalled are "dry-type" models D-L,
RD-1, RE-1i, E- 1 sprinkler, along,
with the model number and date
of manufacture. With "dry type"
sprinklers, portions of the pipe do
not have water in them until the
sprinkler activates.
Consumers and property
owners should determine whether
their facilities contain these
recalled sprinklers, and if so, call'
the Star Sprinkler Recall Hotline'
at (800) 866-7807 or access the'

* Gulf County- Sheriffs
Department Deputy Shawn Butler
was called to the scene and he
placed Hinote under arrest for
armed trespass. Hinote, a 37 year.
old Wewahitchka resident,. was
transported to the Gulf County
Tuesday, September 28th,
Deputy Chris Dixon responded to
a criminal mischief call in the,
vicinity of Whitfield Hill; someone'
had apparently damaged the'
phone cable junction box in the
Deputy DLxon made contact
with Bobby Adams, who lives
nearest the junction box, to'see is
he had seen anything.transpire.
During questioning Adams told ,
the -deputy that he had inflicted
the damage to the box due to his !-
dissatisfaction with, 'his' phone
service. '
Adams, 56, Was then placed
under arrest and charged with
felony criminal mischief. ,
Deputy Paul ,Beasley was
patrolling in the Highland .View.,
area c on Tuesday, September
28th, when he saw a subject he
thought to be Kenneth "Pumpkin"
Wood walking across the bridge.
The deputy .was ,aware of a
warrant for Wood, and after veri-
fying his identity. he placed him
under arrest for failure to appear
for disorderly, conduct., Wood, 47,
of Port St. Joe, was taken to the
Gulf County Jail.
While patrolling on Sunday,
October 3rd, Deputy Larry
Hightower was waved down by the
driver of a vehicle who had appar-
ently backed into the fence at the
E-Z Serve in Wewahitchka.
While investigating the crash.
the deputy noticed what he esti-
mated to be the smell of alcohol
on the driver of the vehicle. After'
conducting several field sobriety.
exercises, it was determined that
the driver was impaired.
As a result, Hightower arrest-
ed John Hudson for driving under
the influence, attaching a tag not
assigned, and no proof of insur--
ance. Hudson, 29, of Port St. Joe.
was taken to the Gulf County Jail.
Also on Sunday. October 3rd.
deputies were dispatched to a
reported disturbance in the
Wewahitchka area. Upon arrival,
they spoke with Pam Patrick who
stated she had been in an alterca-
tion with he& ex-husband. Lonnie

'Simultaneously, 'the county's
dispatcher advised Deputy
Everett (who was on the scene)
that Bay County had warrants on
Ms. Patrick who was then arrest-
ed and taken to the Bay County

A short time later, contact
was made with McLemore. 36,' of
Wewahitchka, who was driving a
vehicle with a tag that had been
expired for more than six months.
He was also placed under arrest
and taken to the Gulf County Jail..
Tuesday, September 28th-'
William Edenfield, 20, W/M, of
Wewahitchka. three counts of
uttering and failure t appear,
(trespassing); Alisha Gantt, .,24,
W/F, of Port St. Joe, stalking
(Georgia. warrant); Shannon J.
Clayton. 19, B/M, of Port St. Joe,
violation of community control
(two counts of grand theft and
possession of a controlled sub-
stance): Troy Gay, 62, W/M, of
Port St. Joe. violation of condi-
tional release; and Robert Shows,
44, W/M, of Port St. Joe, child
support (Wisconsin order).
Wednesday, September
29th-William Dobbins, 37, W/M,
of Howard Creek. violation of pro-
bation (sale of marijuana and cul-
tivation of marijuana): Ronnie
Small. 21. B/M. of WewvahiLchka.
violation of probation (sale of.
cocaine); and Cedrick Beachum,

26, B/M, of Port St. Joe, violation -
of probation (worthless checks
and petit theft).
Friday, October 1st-Jasper
Burton; 49, W/M, of
Wewahitchka, no fill permit, no
dredge permit, and littering.
Saturday, October 2nd-Rose,
Terry, 38,. W/F, of Perry, driving
under the influence.
Sunday, October 3rd-Ralph;
Toomey, 75, W/M, of Mexico
Beach, trespass after warning.,
and criminal mischief; and
Rodney Slate. 41, W/M, of Me.xco:
Beach, attaching la tag not

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A two-car crash at the intersection of Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard and Highway 71 resulted in
power pole being clipped by one of the vehicles.

Avenue, Officer Burch observed
contraband in the front seat of the
Through further investiga-'
tion, a pipe used to smoke
cannabis with was found In
Harcus' left front pocket. Harcus
-was placed under arrest and
transported to the Gull County
Jail without incident.
On Monday, October 4th. at
approximately 9:1.8 a.m., a colli-
sion occurred at the intersection
of Garrison Avenue and Cecil
Costin, Sr. Boulevard. ,'
The drivers of the vehicles
involved were John D. Lee and
Maranda Nicole Phillips. Officer
Burch (the investigating officer)
learned that Lee was traveling
north on Garrison Avenue.
stopped at the stop sign, and then
proceeded to cross the intersec-
tion without -yielding the right-of-
way to other traffic in the area.'
As Phillips was traveling west
on Cecil Costin, Sr. Boulevard.
Lee's vehicle entered her lane of
travel, which resulted in her hit-
ting the right side.of his vehicle.
As a result of the collision
Rodney Slate, who was a passen-
ger in Phillips' vehicle, was report-
ed to have non-incapacitating
injuries, and was transported to
Gulf Pines Hospital by ambulance
for further examination.
Just before noon on Tuesday,
October 5th, a tremendous crash
was reported at the intersection of
Garrison Avenue and Cecil
Costin, Sr. Boulevard. The drivers
of the vehicles involved were
Michael Odell Mize and Margaret
Whitney Smith.
Sergeant Arendt (the investi-
gating officer) learned that Mize
was traveling north on Garrison
Avenue and failed to yield the
right-of-way to other traffic in the

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Whitfield violated his proba-
tion by failing to make regular
payments toward his Florida Cost
of Supervision and is in arrears of
said payments.
Alter failing and/or being in
arrears in regular payments
toward court-ordered obligations
and failing to provide documenta-
tion of public service work from
any approved non-profit organiza-
tion. resulted in the arrest.
Whitfield was taken into cus-
tody without incident and trans-
ported to the Gulf County Jail

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Gulf/Franklin Center to Offer 3 Business Courses

Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege's Small Business Develop-
ment Center and the Veteran's
Business Outreach Center will
offer three business seminars for
people who want to start or
already own a business at.GCCC's
Gulf/Franklin Center.
,'October 19-"Business Plan
Development" 6:00-9:00 p.m.-

Women of St.

James Meet
IThe women of St. James Epis-
copal Church met' Monday,
August 4th, in the church library.
Joan Johnson, president,
presided and led the opening
Business of the meeting
included a donation to Wilma'
Hail, The Diocesan Children's
Home, and an update on the new
parish directory by Carol
Utzinger. This will include St.
John's Church in Wewahitchka.
The annual St. James Bazaar
will be held on November 13.
Committee chairmen were
announced by Kathyrn Parker. A
discussion of the many lovely and
useful items to be on sale includ-
ed the popular nativity pets, cut-
lry, bakery goods, plants, etc.
The. October 18th meeting of
St. Margaret's Guild, the women's
study 'group, will be held at the
home of Betty Sims at 3:00 p.m....
Carol Utzinger closed the
meeting with prayer.

Melissa W. Shagena
Melissa Williams Shagena,
59. of Anderson. South Carolina,
died Wednesday, 'September 15,
at the Anderson Area. Medical
Born in Anderson, South
Carolina in 1940, Mrs. Shagena
was a 1958 graduate of Girls High
School and a 1960 graduate of
Anderson Area Medical Center
School of Radiological Technol-
ogy. ,
M', rs. Shagena is remembered
as a former employee of Gulf
Pines Hospital and resident of the
Port St. Joe area.
She is survived by her hus-
band. Joseph H. Shagena of the
Blme: .- tnother,-.Beatri x Wilson,.
Williams of Anderson. South
Carolina: two sons. Shane Farmer
* of St. Petersburg and Shannon
Farmer of Wpodstock. Georgia;
one step-son.lShane Shagena of
Memtt Island: two sisters. Jane.
'Green of Columbia, South
Carolina and Peggy McClure of
Greensboro, North Carolina; two
granddaughters, Chelsea Farmer
of Woodstock, Georgia and Jade
Farmer of St. 'Petersburg; two
daughters-in-law, Kim and Kathy
Farmer; numerous nieces and
nephews; and also her closest
friend of 40 years, Ellen Abhey
GilmoreofTallahassee. -

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run and how the owners intend
for it to grow.
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Student Financial

Aid Forum, Oct. 23
On Saturday, October 23,
Congressman Allen Boyd (D-
North Florida) will join Sallie Mae
representatives in hosting "Paying
for College," a program developed
by Sallie Mac to help guide par-
. ents and students through the
financial aid process.
"Paying for College," which is
geared toward college bound
junior and senior high 'school stu-
dents, is an interactive presenta-
tion given by Sallie Mae's college
financial aid experts. Specifically,
the program will provide expert
advice on filling out the Free
Application for Federal Student
Aid, avoiding scholarship scams,
and choosing a student loan.
The event will be held in the
Language Arts Lecture Hall at
Gulf Coast Community College,
located at 5230 West Highway 98
in Panama City. The program ,
'begins at 9:30 a.m. and will runi
for approximately 'an hour and a,
Seating is limited so those
wishing to attend should RSVP by
calling toll-free (877) 840-8224 or
visiting www.salliemae.com.

Irene Darna
Irene Darna. 61, of Highland
View, passed away at her home on
iWednesday,' October 6. after a
brief illness.
She was a cook at Linda's:
Restaurant for several years and'
last employed at Henderson's
h She is preceded in death by
her parents, Ellsha and Thelma
Culmer of Marathon.
She is survived by her chil-
dren, Barbara Nunery (Fern) 'of
Wewahitchka, Marvin Darna of
North Carolina, Debra Gay
(Ronald) of, Highland View,.
Macheri Slaton (Tim) of Georgia.
Fonda, Chehardy, (Sean) of
HighlancdView. Jean hmnote (Jefl
of Howard Creek. and Tina
Shearer (Jeff) of St. Joe Beach; 19
grandchildren; seven great-grand-
children; two sisters., Patsy Wilson
(Ray) of Mississippi and FaV
Culmer of Highland View: two
brothers, Bobby Culmer (Sandy)
of Orlando and Gene Culmer
(Shirley) of Marathon; several
nieces and nephews; and man
'friends. & '
Funeral services were incom-,
plete at press time, but are under
the direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.

money to start or expand will need
a business plan that shows how
the funds will be repaid. This
class will show attendees how to
create one.
October 20-"Home, Based
Business" 1:30-4:30 p.m.-Room
D102-$20. There are over 21
million home-based businesses in
the U. S. Too often, careful plan-
ning and business focus are over-
looked when you work at home.
Learn the do's and don't of
running a business from your
home, tax implications, licensing.,
and zoning requirements, time ,
management and marketing your
October 26-"Accotinting and
Taxes" 5:00-9:00 p.m.-Room,;
H104-$20. Prospective entrepre-';
neurs and existing business own-,
ers will learn about the basic
requirements and appropriate
methods of record keeping in a
small business. Topics include,
record keeping, tax reporting'
requirements, employee expenses,
and monthly income statements.
'Advance registration. is
required and payment may be:
made at the Gulf Coast Communi-:

Small Business

Trade Show To Be

Held By GCCC
Gulf Coast Community
College's Small Business Develop-
ment Center will be holding a
Small Business Trade Show on
October 14, from 8 a.m. until
noon, at Gulf Coast Community
College in the .Lifelong Learning-
Conference Center.
The conference center is
located on the second floor in the:
Student Union East Building. The
trade show is open to the public
free of charge.
All small business. owners;
managers, or people interested in
starting a business are encour-,
aged to attend,
Representatives from the
Small Business Admini-stration,
area financial institutions, the:
Internal Revenue Service and
other state and local agencies will
be available to answer questions
about new financing opportuni-
ties, new state and federal regula-
tions and other topics of interest
to small, business owners.
For more information contact'
Gulf Coast Community College's,
Small Business Developm'ent
Center, 2500 Minnesota Avenue,
Lynn Haven (850' 271-1108.

ty College Gulf/Franklin Center.
For more information please call
For a complete listing of
SBDC seminars and services
check out our website at

National Respiratory

Care Week is Oct. 3-9
From October 3rd through
9th, the nation pauses to honor
respiratory therapists .and clini-
cians. Local hospital Gulf Pines
has four respiratory therapists on
staff. The week is also. ,used to
raise public awareness regarding
the importance and critical care
provided by these highly skilled
All licensed providers in the
state of Florida are either certified
respiratory therapists or regis-
tered respiratory therapists. They
provide treatment for lung dis-
ease, and emergency air way
management for critical patients.
Much of their work involves
education on proper lung and res-
piratory health and preventative
medicine. Asthma, emphysema,
and bronchitis are among the'
most common respiratory illness-
For additional information
contact the respiratory depart-
ment at Gulf Pines Hospital at
2277-1121, extension-152.

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The City of Port St. Joe is applying to the Florida Department of Community
Affairs (DCA) for a grant under the Economic Development category in the
amount of $600,000 under, the Small Cities Community Development Block
Grant (CDBG) Program. For each. activity that is proposed, 70% of the funds
must benefit low to moderate Income (LMI) persons. The activities, dollar
amount and estimated percentage benefit to low and moderate Income persons
for which the City is applying are: .


Sewer Facilities
Water Facilities
Fire Hydrants
Street Improvements

$ 48,000


The City Will adopt an anti-displacement and relocation plan before submis-
sion of the grant. However, no displacement is anucipated at this time. The
City will assistdisplaced'persons as indicated in the policy.
A Public Heating to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the appli-
cation.will be held at the.Port St. Joe Fire Statton Meeting Room' adjacent to
City Hall located,at 305 Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St Joe, FL 32457, on
Tuesday, October 12, 1999. at 5:00 p.m. A copy of the application will be avail-
able for review at that time. The application will be submitted to the State on .
or around October 15, 1999 (or later if necessary). To obtain additional infor-
mation concerning the application and the Public Hearing contact Ms. Pauline
Pendarvis, City Clerk, at (850) '229-8261 (TDP# (800)' 955-8771).
The public hearing Is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location.
Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or
the usually impaired should' contact Ms. Pendarvis and an interpreter will be
provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hear-
ing should also contact Ms. Pendarvis.
Pursuant to Section 102 ol' the HLiD Reform Act of 1989, the following disclo-
sures will be submitted to DCA v'.-th the application. The disclosures will be
made available by the City and DCA for public inspection upon request.,These
disclosures will be available for a minimum period of five years.
1. Other Government (federal. state. and local) assistance to the project
in the form of a gftf. grant. loan. guarantee. Insurance payment.
rebate. subsidy, credit. ta.\ benefit, or any other form of direct or indi-
rect benefit by source and amount:
2. The identities and pecunianr interests of all developers, contractors.
or consultants involved in the application for assistance or in the
'': planning or development of the project or activity:
3. The identities and pectiniary interests of any other persons with a
pecunia-ry interest in the project that can reasonably be expected to
exceed S50.000 or 10% of the grant request (whichever is lower);
4. For those developers. contractors, consultants. property owners, or:
others listed In two (2) or three (3) above which are corporauons. or
S, other entities, the identification ard pecuniary Interests by corpora-
tion or entity of each of officer, director, principal stockholders, or,
other officiaJ of the entity:
5: The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by
each of the providers ofl those funds and the amount provided; and
6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount.
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12. 1999 at 4:00J p.m at the same location.

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Fall is really in the air, and its
effects have invigorated game fish,
animals, and outdoors-loving men
and women around the
Panhandle. Cooler temperatures
are bringing on the much antici-
pated fall run of fish.
Spanish were thick along the
beaches and off the tip of St. Joe
Peninsula this past week, and
dozens of boats trolled through the
schools from sun-up to sun-down.
Most of the Spanish averaged 14
to 15 inches, but some anglers
brought in some 20+ inch fish that
weighed 5 to 6 pounds. .
Mixed in with the Spanish
were some bluefish and some large
ladyfish. The limits have not
changed, yet: 10 fish with a 12
inch minimum per person per day.
The kings made an appear-
ance this past week, also. Large
schools of kings have been report-
ed along Pensacola, Destin,
Panama City, and now our area..
In the Treasure Island Marina
Tourney two weeks ago, nearly a
. TON of kings were brought in. This
weekend's PCMI Tournament had
a large turnout of anglers and the
fishing was also very good.
The hotspot for the kings in
our area lately has, been the buoy
line. Many boats had limits and
some weighed kings that neared
30 pounds this past week. Several
reported being spooled by some
obvious early smokers while slow-
trolling live baits around buoy #3
or #5. .
Nearshore bottom fishing con-
tinues to produce red snappers on
cut bait or live'small baitfish. State
waters are still open but a 16 inch
minimum two fish pefrperson limit
is in effect. Some, anglers are
reporting triggerfish are' moving
onto these sites in increasing
Hunters continue to prepare
for the fall season. The first phase
of dove hunting opened this past
weekend, and several new oppor-
tunities for pay hunting fields were
"available. Reports of these hunts
were not available yet at press

Permits for these hunts are
available at Wal-Mart Super
Center on Tyndall Parkway. This
first phase runs to October 25.
Small game-quail and squirrel-'
opens November 13th. Archers are
gearing up for opening day for
archery-October 16th, and the
copier weather should make it
more 'tolerable for hunters and
help get the deer moving.
Muzzleloaders get a few days
on general gun season as their
season has them in the woods the
19th of November while general
gunners wait until the 25th.
If you have not checked out.
the new generation of "smoke-
poles," you're in for a shock. The
accuracy of muzzleloaders now
rivals -conventional rifles and
affords a "feel" .in the woods that
can not be explained until you've
done it. .
Both the bays and freshwater
fishing areas are settling into a fall
pattern., Cooler weather has bass
up and feeding and trout and red-
fish, are again roaming the flats
feeding up for winter. litx in some
flounder and, early moving
sheepshead and you just can't ask
for more.
Our Panhandle area has quite
a, full fall calendar. October 16th
the Florida B.A.S.S. Federation
Finals will be held' at the Gulf
County. Intracoastal .Waterway.
Some 200 anglers are expected to
participate in this bass classic.
Wimico should see more
anglers in one weekend than nor-
mally in a whole year. We wish
them good fishing and a-safe tour-
ney. A BBQ supper is planned for
the crowd Saturday night after the
The 23rd will have Mexico
Beach's first annual Fall Festival
of the Arts, and on November 6th
Apalachicola .hosts, the grand-
daddy festival of them all: the
Florida Seafood Festival,
Whether you fish, hunt, shell,
or shop, there is always something
to do Outdoors in the Panhandle.

Outdoors in the

., Panhandle
by Gene Childs
S: -. Florida Outdoor Winters' Association
,." -^*_ .

Local Men Win

Treasure Island

King Tourney
It helps in your quest for the a 48.3 pound fish. The Shane Gro
big fish and money in fishing La and the Sims/Combs. team has
tournaments to not only have the become a familiar winning name
fish bitting, but to know with in the tournament, also having
what rigs to entice the lunkers to won a division in 1997.
hit your line. Shane Gro La, a 27-foot
Tim Sims and Jerry Combs, inboard/outboard, is sponsored
fishing out of Mexico Beach by Nichols Tractor Co. of
aboard the Shane Gro La have the Bainbridge.
touch. They used it to win the n L *
25th Annual Treasure Island FHP License8and
Marina King Mackerel Fishing C kpi
Tournament Sunday, September Vehicle Checkpoint
26th in Panama City. They boated T P
a huge 43.3 pound king to win the The Florida Highway Patrol
tournament, and the $7,000 will be conducting driver license
grand prize. and vehicle inspection check-
The duoiset up a chum line points from October 8th through
over an underwater structure and 14th on SR-71 near CR-275, SR-
fishover an uderwater structure and 22 near the Bay County line, and
fishedSR-71 near Trailer City.
Sims owns and designs lures R eaTilCty
for American Bandit, Incz., a Recognizing the danger pre-
Bainbridge, Georgia firm special- sented to the public by defective
izing in salt water lures and flies, vehicle equipment, troopers will
One of Its specialties Is the Bandit concentrate their efforts on vehi-
Buoy cles being operated with defects
y aso brought our such as bad brakes, worn tires
They also brought in four and defective lighting equipment.
kings Saturday totalling 88.5 In addition. attention will be
pounds to win 81.500. directed to dnvers who would vio-
Last year the team won the late the driver license laws of
1998 championship division with Florida.

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Have Hunter Education Course

14manting is a great American
tradition and there's no better
way for a young person to acquire
hunting skills and gain a conser-
vabton ethic than by going with a
knowledgeable parent or other
However, Florida law man-
dates that any person born on or
after June 1, 1975, must have
successfully completed a hunter
education course before they can
be sold a hunting license.
Hunting licenses are required in
Florida at 16 years of age.
"The course is 16 hours in
duration and our goal is for stu-
dents to think about safety from
the time they first start thinking
about picking up a firearm until
they return and put away their
firearms after a hunting trip,"
said Dave Crosariol, Hunter
Education Coordinator for the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission.
"We must be doing something
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right because 'the overwhelming
majority of firearm related hunt-
ing accidents involve individuals
who have never been to a 'hunter
education course," added
He said information about
course-, availabllltv can be
obtained by calling the FWC's
Panama City office at (850) 265-
3676. The course is free and open
to the public.

YOu Watch Out for Me,
H1 Watch Out for You!
The St. Joseph Humane
Society has dozens of animals just
like the female great dane pic-
tured above, who need a. good,
loving, and caring home.
Pets have a lot to offer. Their
warm welcomes, big doggie eyes,
and companionship for both the
young and young at heart.
The following are the animals
the Humane Society has to offer:
14 puppies eight to 10 weeks old,
12 teenage puppies three to four
months old, one large female
boxer bull. one large female full-
blooded dalmatian, one female
rotweiller mix, one female full-
blooded great dane, a nice speck-;
led hunting dog; three small
house dogs and five teenage kit-
tens. .

Robert Varnadoe, Van Gibbs, Louis Vincent. Phil Gibbs,
Randy Connell, and Allen Jones joined Chuck Guilford and John
Lee aboard the "Charisma" and hauled in this fine load of. fish
from the Gulf of Mexico.
This Week's Fishing Report
For September 26th to October 3rd .
Everyone is looking for th.e fall run' of kings; but they seem to be hid-
ing a little ,farther offshore. Most king fishermen are finding plenty of
large Spanish. The boats that venture out beyond the carbody reef-and
have patience-are catching a few nice kings.
Offshore fishing is still very productive, but you have to be very salty
to endure the wind and seas. It seems we are in a cycle of one weather
front after another, and it is keeping the gulf very rough..
Fishing along the beaches is getting better each' day with- pompano,
whiting, and some Spanish.
"Good Luck, Good Fishing" Charisma Charters
Capt. Chuck Guilford, Capt. Danny Tankersley, Capt. Ron Miller,
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Gators Come From Behind To Defeat Hornets

Clay Smallwood accepts the championship prize in the George G.
Tapper Invitational from David Warriner.

SSmallwood Takes

Tapper Tournament
Clay Smallwood shot a final Andy Smith 191; third place, Joe
around of 73 on Sunday afternoon Reheiser.191. ; .
to come from behind and win the 'Fourth Flight A--First place,
"25th -Annual George G. Tapper Eldon 'Schoelles 178; second
"Invitational Golf Tournament this place, Marlyn Wordell 179; third
,past weekend. Smallwood had. a place, Don Jennlewine 185.'
152 total over 36 holes to.take the Fourth Flight B-First place,
tournament for the second Frank Gettes 192; second place,
,straight year. Daniel Bowers 191; third place.
The top three places by flights Ronald Scott 191.
were:. ', Fifth Flight A-First place,
Championship Flight A- Roger Hall 185; second place,
First place, Clay Smallwood 152; Keith McDonald 186: third place,
second place, Lito Dungea 157; Bill Wood 187.
; third place, Mike White 157. Fifth Flight B-First place,
S Championship Flight B-- Buddy McDougal 190; Second
,First place. Tom Daniels 159: sec: place, William Smith 199: third
,ond place, Chris Adkison 164; place, Harry Lowry 201.
third place, Gar Hart. 164. Sith Flight A-First place,
First Flight A-First place, -Bill Ramsey 198; second place.,
'John Terlep 168; second place, Mike McDonald 199; third place,
Dammon Trawick 169; third Ed Ranew 200, '
-place, Eric Schoelles 170. Sixth Flight B-First place,
First Flight B--First place. Jerry Singletary 198; second
Jerry. Parrish 175: second place. place, J. J. Ray 199; third place,'
.Bo Pierce 176: third place. Ralph Bubba Gander 203.
Lantana 180. Seventh Flight A-First
Second Flight A-First place. place, Jerry Coleman 186; second
Julian Branch 166: second place, place. Wayne Rich 192; third
Mike Munn 172, third place. Mike pl rank Seifert 193.
SAllgood 174. Seventh Flight B-First
Second Flight B-First place, place. Morris Palmer 204: second-
SBill Thompson 180; second place, place, Ron Furr 211; third place,
B. J. Richards 182; third place, John Mercer 214.
Stuart Shoaf 185.
Third Flight A=.First pl ce Eighth Flight A-First place,
Third Flight A-First place' Joe Manning 198: second place.
Billifer 173; second place, Roy almer Philya 199; third place,
Soloman 174; third place, Billy: David Farran 205.
Barlow -175. -Eighth Flight B-First place,
Third Flight B--First place Dave May 220; second place, Bob
Tom Etheridge 190; second place, King 223; third place, Don Rice,

Gulf Rifle Club's
Monthly Meeting
The Gulf Rifle, Club will hold
its monthly business meeting on
October 7th. starting at 6:30 p.m.
Members are urged to attend and
have a voice in the operation of
the club. Items to be discussed
Share trailer maintenance, purchase
of the range property, and match
schedules. After' the meeting,'
Thursday evening trap shoot will
Sbe held.
The club will hold two sepa-
rate pistol matches, a .22 RF
bullseye match and a metallic sil-
houette match, on Saturday
morning. October 9th. .
The bullseye match will start
at 9:30 a.m. and consists of 90
shots fired at bullseye targets
placed 25 yards from the, firing
line. The match is divided into
three stages, (slow fire, timed fire
and rapid fire) with 30 shots fired
in each stage. Most any .22 RF
handgun may be used in this
(0 match
The silhouette match will fol-
0V) low the completion of the bullseye
match and consists of 40 shots
fired at metal targets placed at 40,
50. 75. and 100 yards, from the
firing line.
Suitable handgun calibers for
this match would include .22 RF,
.22 magnum, .38 special, .357
magnum and .44 magnum.
.Starting \vith this match any'type
of sight will be allowed. All hand-
gun shooters are invited to partic-
ipate in the monthly matches. For
',additional information call 229-
SLast Saturday morning, the
'club held its monthly hi-power
rifle metallic silhouette and small-
'.bore rifle metallic silhouette
The hi-power match had
seven shooters and Roger Brown
won first place by knocking down
10 targets. Robert Branch won
second place with seven targets
andr Houston Whitfield was third
Swiqth six.
SWhitfield won the smallbore
match b\ downing 21 targets.
Tommy Wood was second with 15
and Branch was third with 14.
This match had 10 entries.

; Proceeds of over ; $150,000
from previous tournaments have
been donated to the Gulf Coast
Community College Foundation
for- scholarships 'and academic
programs at the college. This year
Swill be no excepton.

Boyd Staff Office
Hours in St. Joe
A member of U.S. Rep. Allen
Boyd's (D-North Florida) staff will,
be visiting Port St. Joe on the,
third Friday of every month so
that the people of Gulf County will
have the opportunity to discuss in.
person issues which concern
A representative of Rep.
Boyd's staff will be at the Gulf'
County Courthouse in the dow-n-
stairs conference room from 9:006
until 11:30 a.m., ET, 'on Friday,
'October 15th.

The Wewahitchka Gators
spotted the Cottondale Hornets
14 points in the first 12:05 of the
ballgame, before scoring 20 unan-
swered points for a come from
behind 20-14 victory. The Gators
improved to a 3-1 record on the
Mistakes contributed to the
Gators', early demise as they
turned the ball over thee times in
the first quarter-on one intercep-
tion and two fumbles-resulting
in a 14' point deficit. .
"We were flat coming out, and
turned the ball over three times in
the first quarter," said head coach
Grant Grantham. "We also had a
personal foul penalty for hitting

Little League
Football Report'
Submitted by,
Coach Pat Floyd .,..
The Port St. Joe Jaguars trav-
elled to Carrabelle to check on the
Carrabelle Panthers in a crucial
district game. The Jaguars came
away with a 14-0 victory in a hard
fought contest led by the strong
bashing defense and outstanding
offensive plays.
In the first quarter the
Jaguars took the ball the length of
the field to take an 8-0 lead with
the strong running ability of
offensive players Mike Quinn,
Rodney Besore, Rashawne
Thomas, Mason Adkison. Chaz
Byrd, Matthew Gannon. Pat
Bailey, Matthew Wright, Sam Cox.
Javion Sims, Jamond Frazier and
Javon Daniels.
The Jaguars went into half-
Ume with an 8-0 lead. The half-
time performance was provided
by the PSJ Jaguars cheerleaders
coached by cheerleader, PSJMS
Lacey Lowery. They cheered their
hearts out for the Jaguars' out-
standing game.
In the third quarter, the
Jaguars were able to carry the
football across the goal line again
to take a 14-0 lead led by strong
lineman plays. anchored by Scott
Quintana, Logan Wilson. Lance
Watson, Warren Floyd. Jared
Smith, Shane Duty. Byron Peters,
Zack Scoggins. Andrew Canington
and Zeke Stevens.
This important win was dedi-
cated to their good teammate,
Zack Tarantino, and Coach Joev
.TaranUno-they all wish Coach.__,
Joey a speedy recovery.
Submitted by
Coach Frank Cochran ..
The crash of 'Lil Shark hel-
mets and pads into Dolphin play-
ers announced the. visit of an
Apalachicola team that had come
to, hit, had *come to win.
The PSJ Dolphins wilted in
the early going. faced with Shark
ferocity and skill, with the visiting
team scoring often and quickly
enough to effectively put the con-'
test out of reach.
Even those, on the sideline
could hear the coach call the next
play: "Line up and hit somebody.
On One! Ready, break!"
Reaching deep inside, nearly
every boy found strength and
courage and, often limping or
holding nauseous bellies or hel-
met-bruised ribs,/returned to the.
game. The -fans cheered and ,
screamed approval over the crash
of PSJ giving back some of what
they'd received. .
"Line up and hit somebody!"
For the rest of the game, that's
exactly what the PSJ Dolphins 'o:
Final score? Who knows, whd "'Ai
"cares?, An issue more important;,,,
than a game was determined this
night-on this ,Tuesday evening .
fans saw these, boys becoming

the snapper on a punt that kept
Cottondale's drive alive and led to
a score."
The Hornets went up 6-0 with
1: 51 remaining in the first quarter
after recovering a Wewahitchka
fumble inside the Gators' five yard
line. Cottondale recovered the ball
on the Gators' 29 yard line on the
ensuing kickoff to set up another
Score, a one yard quarterback
keeper. Cottondale added the two-
point conversion on 'a slant to
take a 14-0 lead with 11:55 left in
the second quarter.
The Gators got back in the
'game mid-way through,the sec-
.ond quarter---jLarold Williams
capped off a seven play drive with
a five yard plunge with 5:33 left in
the first half. Williams also had
(uns of nine and 17 yards,for first
down conversions during the
drive. ,
.' After 'calling a' time ;out to
think about the two-point conver-
Granlhanm reached into his bag of
tricks -calling a.,-.reverse-P;.;J.

Brandon Jones (7) scores on a 9-
yard quarterback keeper in the
third quarter tying the game.

Addison ran untouched for the
conversion to pull the Gators
within six points, 8-14. .
.Wewa wasted little time re-
establishing their intentions 'in
the third quarter. After kicking-off
to the Hornets, Gator defensive
back/quarterback Brandon Jones
intercepted.a Hornet pass attempt
and returned it 30 yards to the
Cottondale 38 yard line.
Five plays later the Gators
tied it up 14-14 when Brandon
Jones called his own number for a
nine yard touchdown run.
Wewahitchka's two-point conver-
sion attempt failed., Harold
Williams once again provided
much of the offensive punch for
the Gators during. the drive reel-
ing off 17 yards on. a crucial first
down conversion.
Derrick Williams put the
Gators ahead and scored the win-
ning 'points with, just over four
minutes remaining in the game
when hlie Intercepted a Cottondale
pitbh attempt and raced 30 yards
for the score. The Gators' extra
point attempt failed, but
Wewahitchka had successfully
fought back for a 20-14 win.
"Steve Price. Derrick
Williams, and Harold Williams all
played real hard." said Grantham.
Harold Williams led the
Gators on offense with 97 yards
rushing on 14 carries and a
touchdown. Joe Green followed
with 38 yards on nine carries, and
Ryan Baker had 15 yards on four
Quarterback Brandon Jones
completed two of six passes for 16
yards and threw one interception.
Derrick Williams had one catch
for 14 yards and Harold had one
reception for two yards.
Myron Vann had nine tackles
to lead the Gators' defense. Justin
Miller followed with seven, and
Earnest Williams and Steve Price
each had six tackles.
"We've got a big game coming
up this week against Apalachico-
la. They're as talented as anybody
we've played this year," concluded
Score by Quarters
COTT 6 8 0 0 14

GATORS 0 8 6 E
First Downs 10
Rushes/Yds. 40/165
Passing Yards 16
Total Yards 181
Passes 2/6/1
Fumbles/Lost 2/1
Penalties/Yards 9/70
Punts .1/40

6- 20


Chris White (15) makes a
tackle near the goal line for
the Gators as Myron Vann (22)
comes in to assist.

Derrick Williams (19) inter-
cepted a pitch and returned it
30 yards for the winning
touchdown in Friday's 20-14
win over Cottondale.

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Sharks Dull Gladiators Swords With 35-0 Victory

Improved to 2-3 On the Season; Battle With District Rival B'town Tigers Friday,"

The Port St. Joe Sharks dome-
inated Havana Northside 35-0.
Friday night, despite turning the*.
ball over four times on offense.:
The Sharks improved to a 2-3"
record on the season. ,
"We played consistently most.
of the game, but we did put the",
ball,, on the: ground too many_
times," said head coach Chuck
Gannon. "We might have opened
it up more if we hadn't turned the
ball over,as many times."
On the first play of the ball,
game, quarterback Seneca Cham-
bers busted loose for a 32 yard
gain on a keeper to get the Sharks
off to a great start. However, two
plays later Reggie Quinn fumbled
the ball over to the Gladiators.
On the ensuing play. Port St.
Joe's John Patrick Floyd recov-
ered a miss handled pitch in the
Havana backfield to give the.
Sharks the football on the Gladia-
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Ryan Stephens followed a .20
yard run by Koran Peters, with a
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soeiHt from last Fridrv October Ist's Games [ DISTRICT 2, CLASS A GAMES]


NAVARRE-Lost to Marianna 42-21 FREEPORT-Lost to Baker 35-0
FLORIDA HIGH-Beat P. K. Yonge.12-10 CARRABELLE+-Beat Lake Cily Christian Ac. 36-6
LIBERTY COUNTY+-Beat FAMU 26-0 BLOUNTSTOWN-Beal Graceville 13-7
CARRABELLE-Beat Lake City Christian Ac. 36-6 APALACHICOLA+-Lost to R. F. 'Munroe 23-13
BLOUNTSTOWN+-Beat Graceville 13-7 0 OCALA-ST. JOHN-Lost to Episcopal High 42-15
APALACHICOLA+-Lost to R. F. Munroe 23-13 LIBERTY COUNTY --Beat FAMU 26-0
SNEADS-OPEN J R. F. MUNROE-Beat Apalachicola 23-13
WEWAHITCHKA+-Beat Cottondole 20-14 PORT ST. JOE*-Beat Havana 35-0

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off a three play drive. Jarred Lam-
bert extra point attempt missed
wide left as the Sharks took a 6-0
lead with 10:23 left In the first
quarter of play.
The Sharks struck again with
3:08 left in the quarter on a 40
yard punt return for a touchdown
by Koran Peters. Tremaine Lewis
provided a great block to free a
lane for Peters to turn the corner
and race to the endzone.
After a holding penalty on the
Sharks, quarterback B'rett
(Jeffcoat. 'connected with now.
receiver Seneca Chambers on a
fade route to add the two-point
conversion for a 14-0 lead.
The Gladiators threatened to,
score early in the second quarter,
with first and goal from the seven
yard line--=Ryan Stephens laid a
hard lick on Havana quarterback
Larry McKnight In the backfield

PSJ's Dexter Gant (9)
breaks a tackle and picks up
43 yards to set up a touchdown
Friday night. ,,


causing a fumble, which Jarred
. Lambert recovered the ball for the
.Sharks on their own 14 yard line.
Port St. Joe took the ball 86
'yards in 10 plays, scoring on a 13
yard slant to Dexter Gant from
Chambers'. Big runs of 11 yards
from Peters, ,10 yards from'
Stephens, 18 from, Quinn and a
Slate hit penalty helped move the
Sharks down the field. Lambert's
added the extra point for a 21-0
Shark lead with 7:44 left in the
first half.
Port St. Joe made some cru-;
cial fourth d6wn;stops in the sec-
ond half of play to shut down the
Gladiators in Shark territory. The

Peters also led the defense
with six solos and 10 assists for
16 total tackles, one sack and one
tackle for a loss. Stephens had six
solos and nine assists (15),
Tremaine Lewis had five solos and
seven assists (12), Lambert had
five solos and five assists (10),
and Lamar Patterson had two
sacks toward the end of the game.
"It's gonna be power against
speed. Blountstown is big up
front on the line. We'll have to
control the line of scrimmage, and
do the little things to have a,
chance of winning," concluded

Clay Smallwood, shot his best
competitive nine hole score of
high school In a match at.
Wildwood Country Club In
Wakulla County. In a four
team match with Wakulla,
Rickards, and R-F. Monroe.
Clay led the Sharks to a sec-
ond place finish. The tearh
posted a 161 score to Rickards'
159. Clay posted a fine score of
37 to pace the Shark golfers.
All of the Shark golfers had,
their best nine hole score of
the year.
Koran Peters rushed for 75
yards on 13 carries, and had a
40 yard punt return for a
touchdown. On defense. Peters
had six solos and 10 assists for
16 total tackles, one sack, and
one tackle for a loss.
Harold Williams had 14 car-
ries for 97 yards and one
touchdown. WWlliams had five
tackles on defense for the
Gulf CoLunty Athletes of the
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coaching staffs of various
" sporting activities in season.

Sharks shut down Havana on
fourth down and two yards to go
from the Port St. Joe 13 yard line
with 9:44 left in the game, then
drove 88 yards in six plays to
score their fourth touchdown of
the game.
Quarterback Brett Jeffcoat
tossed the ball out to Dexter Gant
on a hitch route-Cant eluded the
Gladiator defense 43 yards before
being knocked out of bounds at
the one yard line. Ryan Stephens
took it for the touchdown, and
Lambert added the extra point for
a 28-0 Sharks' lead with 7:46
Port St. Joe got the football
back two plays later when Cant
picked up. a loose ball on the
Havana 29 yard line. Chambers
picked up 19 yards on the first
play from scrimmage to the
Sharks first and goal from the 10
yard line.; .
Reggie Quinn went in from
five yards out three plays later for
the touchdown. Lambert's extra
point gave Port St. Joe a 35-0 lead
with a 5:12 left in the game.
"We're are gonna have to do a
better Job of tackling on defense to
shut down the run," said Cannon.
Koran Peters led the Sharks'
offense with 75 yards on 13 car-
ries and a 40 yard punt return for
a touchdown. Seneca Chambers
picked up 70 yards on four car-
ries, Ryan Stephens had 55 yards
on eight carries, and Reggie
Quinn carried the ball 10 times
for 27 yards.
Brett Jeffcoat completed one
of three passes for 43 yards and
threw one interception. Seneca
Chambers completed one of three
passes for 13 yards and a touch-
down. Dexter Cant had two recep-
tions for 56. yards and a touch-

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Score by Quarters.
HAVANA 0 0 0 0 0
SHARKS 14 7 0 14 ,-35
First Downs 16 10
Rushes/Yds. 38/232 50/141
Passing Yards 56 51

PSJ's Tremaine Lewis
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Your dentist treats local gih-
givitis by removing the tartar.-Any
decay that has already occurred
can be alleviated. Only regulari
visits to your dentist can save2
your teeth and gums through
removal of tartar and prescribed
oral hygiene programs:

Over the past twelve years, Dr. May and his staff have, satis-
fied thousands of Individuals by delivering state of the art,
painless dentistry in a gentle and caring manner. Can Dr. May
help you? Call 227- 1123 for a Risk Free consultation.
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Koran Peters (6) was the leading rusher for the Sharks
with 75 yards on 13 carries in Friday night's 35-0 victory.

John-Patrick Floyd (on the ground recovers a fuiiile
in Havana's backfield.


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Wolfe-Garvin to Join Dr. Oksanen

Waneda K. Wolfe-Garvin is a
Florida native, born in Panama
City. She is a former graduate of
Bay High School. As an accelerat-
ed, academic student, she spent
her senior year in college at Gulf
Coast Community College under
full endorsement. In 1984, she left
Florida to attend the University of
Southern Mississippi in Hatties-
burg, Mississippi.
She holds two Bachelor of Sci-
ence degrees from. USM, the first
in 1987, a Bachelor of Science
degree in psychology, and the sec-
ond in 1990, in nursing.
Attracted by the growing
national reputation of the Gradu-
ated and Doctorate Programs at
Louisiana State University Med-
ical. Center in New Orleans, she
relocated again to continue her
In 1993, she received an
advanced practice degree, a Mas-
ter of Nursing Science as a Clini-
cal Nurse Specialist in Communi-
ty/Merital Health with an empha-
sis onf geriatrics. She was accept-
ed int6 the doctorate program at

In 1998, she received her sec-
ond Master of Nursing Science as
an Adult Nurse Practitioner. This
year, she became nationally certi-
fied by the American Academy of
Nurse Practitioners. She is
presently a Doctorate candidate at
LSUMC, and an active member of
the American Academy of Nurse
Mrs. Wolfe-Garvin and her
husband have recently decided to
return to their native state after
spending a year in New York. Both
husband and wife have families
and friends in Panama City and
Port St. Joe, The couple plan to
reside in Port St. Joe. Mrs. Wolfe-
Garvin will set up a Nurse Practi-
tioner/Medical Practice with Dr.
Owen Oksanen.
Over the years, 'Mrs. Wolfe-
Garvin has worked in major med-
ical centers such as Alton
Oschsner Medical lFoundation
Hospital and; Tulane Medical Cen-
ter. She. has been thd Geriatric
Consultant for a 22,o00 patient
based Health Plan. She has

worked in the private sector in
family practice.

In addition, she has taught at
the baccalaureate level in nursing
programs at LSUMC, Dillard Uni-
versity, and Clemson University.
She has been guest speaking peri-
odically as well. at the national
and local levels.

Mrs. Wolfe-Garvin will be pro-
viding a wide range of medical ser-
vices. These will include, but not
be limited to women's health,
health promotion and mainte-
nance, adult chronic and acute
Illness, herbal and nutritional
health, weight and life style modi-
fication, life management and
counseling, and physical.

October is aiGood

Time to Review

FireSafety Plans-

By Bill Nelson, State Fire
A Leesburg couple, and their
two children- die in a fire just days
after their smoke detector is dis-
connected because of a malfunc-
A 72-year-old man dies when
flames erupt in a mobile home
with no smoke detector in
Apopka, where the local lire
department is offering free detec-
tors. ,
Five people, including three
children, die in a Madison home
fire started by an electrical mal-
function involving the use of
wrong-sized fuses.
These stories are true and
have more than ,tragedy in com-
mon-they could have been
"National Fire Prevention
Week" is celebrated ever. October.
.so this time 'of year Is Ideal for
reviewing your. boji.e:s safe.taRd_.
your family's readiness to
respond in the event of a fire.
* : Does your home have a fire
extinguisher that your family has
riot yet learned how to use? Have
you never gotten around to
installing a smoke alarm, or can't
remember the last, time you
checked the batteries?
It's easy to get caught up in
our busy lives and forget simple
precautions. Or worse, we may
lull ourselves into thinking such a
tragedy will never happen to us,
or to our families. Sadly. such
incidents happen almost every
day somewhere in Florida.
The State Fire Marshal's web
site at www.doi.state.ll.us con-
tains dozens of good fire safety
ideas. from precautions for sea-
sonal activities to special tips for
people who live in multi-storied
apartment buildings.
In addition, our web site
offers information on numerous
publications and programs. some
very useful for teaching children
what to do in the event of a fire.
Here are just a few of the tips
you'll I find:
S*Make sure your house num-
bers are clearly visible from the
*Keep ovens, broiling pans,

Marked Physician
Assistants Day
0 October 6th was a historically:
6 significant day for the physician
assistant profession, because it
was on this day in 1967 that the
first physician assistants graduat-
ed from Duke University. Today
more than 34,000 P.A.'s are pro-
viding essential medical and sur-
gical services to people from all
walks of life.
P.A.'s, are licensed profession-
als who practice medicine as dele-
gated by supervising physicians.
They provide patient care services
that would otherwise be per-
formed by physicians.
As part of their comprehen-
sive services, P.A.'s take medical
histories, perform physical exami-
nations, order and interpret lab
tests, diagnose and treat illness-
es, suture lacerations, assist in
surgery, and write prescriptions
in nearly all states.
Local physician assistants in
Gulf and Franklin counties
include: Wayne Blevins P.A.-C,
Magnolia Medical Clinic; Bill
Wright P.A.-C, Gulf Pines Clinic;
and Ken Plumley P.A.-C, Cypress
Physician assistants provid-
ing quality compassionate med-
ical care to their communities.

and exhaust fans clean.
'*If a fhse 'or circuit breaker
should 'blow or keeps tripping.
find out-why and correct the prob-
*Never use water to' put out
an electrical fire. This can cause a
serious shock 'hazard. Also, don't
use water to put out, a cooking
grease fire.. : : .
*If a fire does occur, don't
panic, try to stay calm, and leave
the house or apartment quickly.'
Don't go back in for any reason. ,,'
*If smoke is present, drop to
the floor and crawl to the nearest
exit. (Air will be cleaner closest to
the floor.)
*Feel a door before' opening it.
If the door is hot, leave by arioth-
er exit.
Let's also remember to show
appreciation for our firefighters.
And remember. yield the right of
way to emergency vehicles.
While we are-blessed-to-have
men and women willing to dedi-
cate themselves to the dangerous
job of protecting us from fire. we
must do our part to ensure the
safety of our homes and families.
While some of, these safety
measures can take: a little time,
not taking that time could cost
you much more.

Waneda Wolfe-Garvin

G/F Center Will Register HE'S A
For Late Fall Semester LEAN
On Thursday. October 14. MEAN
from 9:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.. ACKL MI
and on Friday. October 15. from TACK1E MACHINE
9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., the *
Gulf/Franklin Center will register '
students for the Late Fall ,
Semester. Registration will take
place at the center, located at -
3800 Garrison Avenue in Port St.
The Late Fall Semester is a '
short semester with three classes
in math. English. and reading.
Classes begin on October 18 and : .
end on December 17.
For more information, please
call 227-9670. The Gulf/Franklin
Center is the local campus of Gulf '
Coast Community College, offer-
ing the A.A., A.S., and vocational ,
degrees or certificates.
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In -Se Star!

Census 2000
How does Census 2000 bene-
fit your community?
Census information ...
*determines political repre-
sentation among states;
*helps your community get
financial assistance for roads,
hospitals, schools, and more;
'helps your- community plan
for child care, education, health
services, and recreation; and
*helps your community plan
for the future.
In order to take the census,
the Census Bureau will be hiring
temporary short-term workers.
Census jobs will pay a competitive
wage and. workers, will be reim-
bursed for authorized expenses

such as mileage.
To qualify for a position you

must fill out an application and
take a multiple choice test.
Testing will be held at the follow-
ing locations and times:
ar Gulf/Franklin Center, Port St.
Joe, Room E10, 10:00 a.m.-
October 1st, 15th, and 29th;
every Friday in November;
December 3rd, 10th, and
17th; and every Friday in
Old Courthouse, Wewahitch-
ka, second floor, 10:00 a.m.-
October 4th and 18th; every
Tuesday in November;
December 7th and 14th.

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Gulf Students Working Against

Tobacco Mail Ads to Companies

This week, members of .
Students Working Against
Tobacco (SWAT) collected 668
tobacco advertisements from
magazines that have significant
youth readership, and sent them
back to the tobacco companies
along with a letter asking them to

stop targeting youth with tobacco
In a well-poised letter, the
students got their message across
to the tobacco company execu-
tives. "We respect your right to
market your products, but we
have a responsibility to defend

Area Showing of' NPSJ Choir
4A \T ,,, fa, i,...

Members of Gulf County's Students Working Against Tobacco are shown, with Port St. Joe's
Postmaster Dennis Geoghagan. These students recently collected 668 magazine advertisements
and mailed them back to tobacco companies.

October and
November Are
Months to Plant
It's no wonder strawberries
are so widely grown by sunshine
state gardeners. In addition to
their taste appeal and attractive
appearance, they're well suited to
Florida conditions. Even though
their multi-million dollar commer-
cial production is limited to just a
few areas, they are grown by hob-
byists throughout our state.
In Florida, strawberries are
grown as annuals. Strawberries
plants can be set from now
through mid-November in North
Florida. When winter comes, the

Florida Garden

Extension Notes
Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County Extension Service

cool' nights and short. days will
cause 'the plant to begin flowering.
Flowers formed after the last
killing frost of early spring will
develop into fruit.
Bern- production and harvest
continue throughout the spring.
As the weather gets warmer and
the days grow longer, the plants

WHS Project Graduation Giveaway
Planning for the Class of 2000 Project Graduation activities
is underway., The.next planning session and meeting is sched-
uled for Monday,,October 11, at 6:30 in the WHS Commons Area.
All parents of seniors are invited and encouraged to attend.
Fund raisers will be discussed. :
The 2000 Project Graduation Committee would like to thank
the community for its support. Several area merchants have gra-
ciously agreed to display "spare change: cans" at their check-out
stands. .' '
The committee would like to' especially thank Gulf
Correctional Institution and the Gulf Forestry -Unit., In a com-
bined effort, they have constructed an adorable playhouse cer-
tain to delight any youngster. The playhouse is being given away
-with the proceeds benefitting Project Graduation. The donations
being accepted are $2 each. The playhouse is on display in the
parking .lot of St. Joe Papermakers Federal Credit Union and
donations may be made there also. The committee would like to
thank SJPFCU for its assistance. It Is only through such com-
munity support that the project can be a success.

will stop producing berries and
form runners. These runners will
take root, and become new plants.
However, most home gardeners
destroy such plants and start over
again in the next fall.
Although strawberries can be
grown in just about any type
Florida soil, they don't do as well
in peat or muck. Strawberries like
a well-drained soil, which is moist
but not wet. Sandy soils with
plenty of organic matter is best.
.. It's important. to plant straw-
-berry varieties which have proven
themselves under Florida condi-
tions-varieties ,such as Sweet
Charlie, Florida 90 and Dover.
Strawberries should be plant-
ed in raised beds, which are two
feet wide and spaced two feet
apart. The beds should be mount-
ed, so they're six inches high
along the edges and about eight
inches'high in the middle.
For a ten-by-ten foot straw-
berry patch, broadqast,aboiut\ tyo
and' a' haff' pounds 'bf 10-10--TO
fertilizer arid work it into the $s6il.
Then, form the beds in the man-
ner we've described, and, apply
another two and a half pounds of
fertilizer. '
This time, place the fertilizer
in a narrow band about six inches
deep in the middle of each bed.
Also, during the first season of
strawberry production, include a
complete mixture- of minor ele-
ments in the fertilizer application.
After the beds have been
properly formed, fertilized, and
very well' moistened, cover each
with a sheet of one,and a half mil
black polyethylene .plastic-the
recommended mulch for straw-
berries in Florida. Place soil on
the edges of the plastic to hold in
place. Then, cut slits in the plas-
'tic where the- plants are to be'
The plants- should be set in!.
double rows-one on each side of'
the raised bed, about, six inches'

T rehicin;'lw It r'ni, her golden ha/i bii' 1a r the beach we met
0.___H.ir e t/ll in love that very. day as the sun began to set.

AHow t5 11cat i ,'her bcart, the way she put a smile upon my face
T.i day r di floated down thei aI With beauty, style-and grace.

How 1t, held her little children at the local Christian school,
Hi, r 1 ieranl'h them "Jesus Loves Me", how to live the Golden Rule.
.' H,'i' Ho ,-rod, the bus with "her other kids" to summer camp each year
H ir 7iH't join,'d in all their craziness and offered a loving ear.

SH;ir sle loved the'Smokey Mountains, loved the crispness of the air
H u. H ,ic loved-to go for rides at night, feel the breeze blow through her

Hmon- 'hit loved vacations at the beach, the family, friends and fun
HoIr she lovedthe sound of'crashing waves, the setting of the sun.

A,^ H, H,.it, dc never let the cancer rob her of a single thing
*HoirH s H l kept her upbeat attitude, never missed a chance to sing.

Hri '"' H raised our ,',iin' childrei filled their lives along the way
ira lo. r v or-God and family, and the strength they'll need today.

'. '" Ho' .rhe lored li r Lord, and loved her town, and loved the simple life
I\'hae a lucky man .chat I have been to have her as my wife.

The loss Ifeel is balanced by the joy that we have, known
And by knowing thatshe's ivaiting in our Lord's eternal home. '

One day I'll get to join-her, but until that day. may come
I'll'smile and hald her memory close with each setting of the. sun:. *. .

Words can not express our thanks for the numerous acts of love shown to our family during our recent loss. We
will miss our dear Vickie deeply, but the overWvhelming a3 in I hI'h you have honored her life will make our
loss easier to bear. You are an exceptional community of friends. Maiy our God bless each of you for your gen-
erous display of love, and may we all remember the lessons that Vickie taught us: How to live a full life that
honors our Lord and how to bring a smile to the face of those wve meet.
Rick, Kim and Ricky Lamberson and family

Ken Howard and Barbara
Babcock lead a marvelous cast as-
John and Ellen Brighton-a lov-.
ing Christian couple devoted to
each other and their two children.
Everything in their lives moves
along as it should until, without
warning, Ellen is diagnosed with
a devastating illness.
Over the following months,
the support and commitment of
the entire family, are severely
challenged as Ellen gradually
slips away into the grips of her
merciless infirmity. .
For John, it ultimately leads
him to face the realmit of the mar-
riage vows he made to her before.
God so many \ears before-to be
at your side in sorrow arid in joy,
in sickness and in health, to love
and cherish you always, as- long
as we both shall live. '
The newest film release from
World Wide Pictures (the motion
picture ,ministry of the Billy
Graham Evangelistic Associa-
tion), A Vow. to Chersh is tremen-.
dously personal and deeply emo-
tional. It will give you a renewed
look at the power of love, especial-
ly the power of God's love, and the
grace He gives so freely.
Pastor Bill Taylor and the
congregation of Faith Bible
Church, along with Pastor David
Fernandez and the congregation
of Oak Grove Assembly of God
would like you to attend the
showing of this outstanding film. '
A Vow to Cherish will show on
Sunday, October 10th, at 6:00
p.m. at Oak Grove Assembly of
God Church, located at 613
Madison Street, Port St. Joe. For
more information call the Faith
Bible Church office at 229-6707.

from the edges. Space the plants
12 inches apart in athe rows. Be
sure that no plants are set direct-
ly, over .,the fertilizer, because this
can .lead to saltburn.
Always start ,with certified.
disease-free. plants. Keep them
moist before planting, and plant
them in moist soil. Set them at the
correct depth. Do. not cover the
crowns and do not leave tops or
roots exposed. Spread the roots in
a fan shape, and pack soil firmly
around them.
With maintenance, and a bit
of luck, next spring 'you'll be
enjoying fresh strawberries from
your own patch.

The North Port St. Joe
Community Choir will be 'cele-
brating its anniversary ,this
month and everyone is invited to
attend on the following evenings
and praise and lift up the name of
On Friday, October 22nd, at
7:30 p.m. the choir 'will join
together. and receive the word of, ,
God. Beginning at 7:30 .p.m ,on -.
Saturday,.October 23rd, a musi-
cal program will be presented.
Then, on Sunday, October
24th, .a joyous reunion will corn-
mence at 6:00 p.m. All the ser-
vices will be held at the Church of
*God In Christ on Avenue D in Port
St. Joe.

our future. This fall, Florida teens
refuse to sit still while tobacco
companies target us, with prod-.
ucts that kill."
Between August and October,
SWAT students across Florida are
tearing out tobacco ads from theii,
magazines and sending them
back to tobacco companies. It's
this type of positive empowerment,
of teens that will enable them to',
reject the decades-old message by,
tobacco companies that smoking
is macho and cool.
SWAT students have worked.
diligently over the past year with
the state's anti-tobacco program.
to reduce teen .smoking. Due -to
;their efforts, the overall teen:
smoking rate decreased by more:
than 10%. This kind of positive'
behavioral change is ',unprece-'
dented and shows that teens,
know best what approach works
with them.
".f you would-like more infor-:
Smation about Students Working
Against Tobacco or the Tobacco-
Free Partnership of Gulf County,
please contact your local Tobacco.
' Prevention Coordinator; -Sabrina
Burke, at the Gulf County Health
Department at 227-1276, exten-
sion 114.,

FITS. 8 (hU of e N az" Ie

October 10th, 10:00 a.m.

.This Sunday the First Church. of
the Nazarene. of Port St. Joe, will cele ,
Sbrate itsforticth anniversary of prao.-
claimnin holiness i, the Gu IfCounty area.
SGod has truly blessed the church down
through the years with many faithful pastors,;..
i mlmbclrs, and friends. Some of the Faithful
v have gone on to Glory and many have moved
away, yet, God's work is still moving forward
The church wants this homecoming to be a spe-
cial time when friends, old and new, near and far,
gather to. cclebrat. Go g'sgoodics qn4,fajithfulness to
the church thes~epast 40,years. WIc.-cordially invite iu
to join us in this celebration which will be a combined
service beginning at 10:00 a.m. A carry-in dinner
will follow the service in the Family Life Center. Come
and receive a tremendous blessing from the Lord! !
The church is located at 2420 Long Avenue, across;,,
from the high school track. For further information,
please call 229-6886.

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Pastors Andrew & Cathy-
S Rutherford
and, children,
Jamey and Bethany

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Opening This Sunday!'

Fami~ Lie Cur-ch

**Touching Lives withthe ''Lo~ve ofJesus""

323 Reid Avenue, Port -St. Joe (850) 229-LIFE. (5443)
10:.30 Sunday Morn~ing .. 7:00 We~dnes~day' Eveniing



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Minister Lori Jackson, of
Oliattahoochee, isnopw in a three-
Sdy, revival starting Wednesday,

October 6th and continuing until
the 8th. Pastor Wilhelmina
Swanston and :'niembers of the
Body of Christ Jesus Church
extend an invitation for your pres-


Former Southern Baptist President

Will Speak at First Baptist Sunday

Reward and Punishment

In Psalm 1:6, we find, "For the
Lord knows the .way of the right-
eous, but the way of the wicked
shall perish."
People are responsible for'
their lives. I believe this is what
we find in the Bible.
God gives us choices in life.
We have decisions to make every
,iOliver F. Taylor day. We are either for God or
.'Visitation Minister, First against God in the way that we
.United Methodist Church live. Years ago I gave my life to
There were times when I stumbled, but I never
changed course. We. need to walk our daily walk with
.Christ. We bear Christ's name and should always respect
Being called a Christian; God honors the devotion of the
,rightequs. L ri',

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 .. .. .. . . .. 9a.m. CDT
;. Worship Service .. .... ........ . 10 a.m. CDT
S Wednesday Bible.Study .................... 7p.m. CDT

SiComie and Be Blessed! L
Fellowship Church of Praise
302 Martin Luther King Blvd. Port St. Joe
', Sunday School... ..................... ................................10 a.m .
Morning Service ............................. ................... 11 a.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ............................ .................. 7 p.m .
Thursday Praise &.Worship ........ ............... 7 p.m.
ROSA L. GARLAND, pastor "

,Wb', ..~.CHURCH" .
: ,., 3 ... ... ,.,,, -. Sixt6enth Street '
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756 x
Sunday Worship ....... 10 a.m., o

*Sunday School
*Young Children '
j *Nursery Available
SPastor Re. J. Reid Caleron Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.

S .First Baptist Church
Allen Welborn Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minister of Muic & Youth
Sunday School .... . 9:45 am
Worship Service .............. 11:00 am
I : i'. Disciple Training. -. ... ......... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship .......... ...... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ..... ........ 7:00 pm

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


801 20th Street: Port St. Joe


S' ,. Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School .. . . 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service. . ...11:00 a.m.
S. 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.
Morning Worship . . 11:00 a.m. ,


Rev. Jesse Evans

Methodist Youth
Fellowship .. ......... 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:30 p.m.'

Robert E: Downis, Jr.
Choir Director

Diana Sealey
Youth & Children's Director

Grace Baptist Ch
WINGS5 LIKE EALE5' .. 15AIAH 40:351
Comie Celelrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9' .m., Suhdagy Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Bruce Duty, Pastor Study: 227-2583
, Clhurch: 227-1"80 http://www.graceeagles.org

Bailey Smith

NewSong's "Fall
Jam '99" Will Be
Stopping Nearby:
Benson Recording artist
NewSong recently announced
plans for an encore to their suc-.
cessful, "Summer Jam '99" tour.
The follow-up,, NewSong's: "Fall
Jam '99," is scheduled to hit the
Marina. Civic Center in Panama
City on Friday, October 15th.
The show time is at 7:00 p.m.
,and featured acts include Clay
Crosse, Out Of The Grey, Natalie
Grant and LaRue. Tickets are $5
at the door. For' more information
'call (850) 763-4696.
"Fall Jam '99" is slated for
more than 25 stops nationwide,
including Chicago,, Dallas,
Seattle, Las 'Vegas, Denver, St.
Louis, ,Phoenix, Cincinnati and
Nashville. ,
Each of the tour dates will
include a pre-concert reception
for youth pastors, sponsored by
World Vision, and' select concert
dates will feature a pre-show
"Ultimate Tailgate Party" with live
music, giveaways, interactive
games and 'demonstrations by
Extreme Sports.
"We're thankful for -the suc-
cess the 'Jam' events have had
this year," said NewSong's Eddie
Carswell. "What really counts,
though, are the lives that Gdd
changed and the people who were
mobilized ito reach out in their
communities and to the world.
That's the impact that can't be
iheasurd "by attehdanie numii-
bers or any artist's 'effort-itfs' the
work of God and we are grateful to
witness it."
NewSong's Arise, My Love-v
The Very Best Of NewSong, which
released August 10th on the
Benson Records, features the
classic title cut along with 12 of
the band's number one singles
and two new songs.
.In addition, "Like Minded,
Like 'Hearted," NeuSong's duet
with Out Of Eden from' the
Benson release Bridges-Songs of
S--Unity and Purpose, is also includ-
ed on the collection. The project's
first single, "Can't Keep A God
Man Down" is currently I'in thi
Christian AC radio top five,and
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SFirst Baptist Church of Port
St. Joe will welcome to its pulpit
this Sunday, October 10th, Dr.
Bailey E. Smith. Services will
commence at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Smith grew up in Dallas
where his father was' a Baptist
pastor. He graduated from
Ouachita Baptist University in
Arkansas and Southwestern
Baptist Seminary in Forth Worth,
The national media has
described Bailey Smith as:'
*a formidable figure. a fiery,
red-haired, old style prairie
*a capable and growing
,*a leader-U.S. News &
,World Report:
*inerrancy superstar-
Christianity Today; and,
*his oratorical skills have
proven him to be, one of the

Dedication of New
Harvest Fellowship
New Harvest Fellowship of
Wewahitchka will, hold a dedica-
Ition service on Sunday, October
,10th, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The
community Is invited to attend the
service which will be followed by
dinner at the church and a musi-
cal afternoon. .
New Harvest Fellowship was
founded on February 28th. Rev.
Claude McGill filled the position of
pastor in May. The church has
been growing steadily from the
start 'and the congregation is
holding the dedication service in
honor of all the blessings it has
received in the last few months.
Service times are as follows:
Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.,
Sunday morning worship service
at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening
*service at 6:00 p.m., youth group
on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m., ladies
and men's meetings on Thursdays
at ,6:00 p.m., and mid-week ser-
vice on Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
New Harvest Fellowship is
located at 1336 Highway 22 in
Wewahitchka (approximately one
mile west of Highway 71). For
'nore information, contact Grady
Dean at 639-5575.

Fellowship for
Singles of PSJ
The Highland View Church of
God, located at 482 Pompano
Street in Highland View, will be
hosting a singles fellowship in the
church, social hall. The eventwill
take place on Saturday, October
9th, at 4:00:p.m., iET.
Ladies attending are asked to
bring a'covered'dish for a tasung
contest and men only are asked to
bring themselves. There, will be
'lots of fun, food, and a chance to
(meet other .single people in the,
Port St. Joe area.
For' more information'riyou,
may call 227-1260; 229-6868,
'229-2257 or 229-6407.'

"A Pot of Victo'ry"

1 Sist Cac of the CNkazarehe

2'20 Long ve ?ue Poet St.. Joe, Florida 32456
S(850) 229-95961
Sunday School ...... ............ 10 a.m. CA\' e unto the Lo'.d tlwe glory
Sunday Morning Worship . ... 11 am. de ,-i.s n.one. \','o,'slip tlie
Sunday Evening Worship ............ .. .6 pam. Lo..J in Itle beat,' of hol hness.
Wednesday Evening Service .. ....... 7 p'm. Psanl, 29.2

"\ / '. The fri ndly place to worship!

1First Baptist Church
I 'Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor


Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
.Wednesday. Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
Please note, all times central!

Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Bi'ach *! Corner of 15th & California 648-5776


9 a.m. Sunday

9:30 a.m. Sunday

Baptists' more popular preach-
ers-Los Angeles Herald.
As a pastor, he has led more
people to Christ than any other
Southern Baptist pastor in an
equal period of time in the history.
of the Southern Baptist,
Convention (SBC).
At age 34, he became pastor
of the second largest church in
the denomination, and also
became the youngest man ever to
serve as president of the SBC.
Smith served as president of the
convention and the Oklahoma
Baptist Conventionr simiultane-
ously. '
When he was president of the
Pastor's Conference of the SBC,
he had the largest attendance in.
history at that point in time.
Smith is the only man in conven-
tion history to baptize 2,000 peo-
ple in a local church in one year.
He is the only former presi-
dent' of the convenUon to enter
crusade evangelism, and is the
only man of any denomination to
leave a 20,000 member church to
enter evangelism.
Bailey is the representative
for the SBC to the Baptist World
To this point, one million dol-'
lars have' been given to South-
eastern Seminary in Wake Forest,
North Carolina to establish the
Bailey Smith Chair of Evangelism.
Dr. Smith considers this one of
his greatest honors.

Present "Gospel
Octoberfest" Sun.
The New Bethel A.M.E.
Church Gospel Choir will present,
musical worship service, on
Sunday, October 17, at 5:00 p.m.
' Guests from Lake .Charles,
Louisiana, Orlando, and sur-
rounding areas will be participat-
ing in this special program. The.
pastor and membership invite you
to join them for this gospel cele-
bration. The church is located at
the .corner of Avenue C and
Highway 98 in Port St. Joe.

He is the author of the best "
seller Real Evangelism and has
several other books to his credit
such as Real Christianity, Real
Christian Excellence, and The
Grace Escape.

Women & Men's
Day at New Bethel
New Bethel Baptist Church
will hold services on behalf of its
Women and Men's Day. The first
will be Tuesday, October 12th, at
7:30 p.m. with featured speaker
Sister Era Buie of Zion Fair
Baptist Church.
Wednesday. October 13th,
Sister Lula Williams of Mt.
Calvary Baptist Church of
Panama City will speak at a 7:30
p.m. service.
Sister Deborah C.rosby of the
Church of God in Christ will deliv-
er the message to those attending
on Thursday, October 14th, at
7:30 p.m. 1
Everyone is invited to attend
and be blessed at each of these

Joy Night Gospel Sing
Thompson Temple First Born
Church of the Living God,, Inc.,
located at 222 Avenue E,'in Port
St. Joe, will be the host of a Joy
Night ; of Gospel Singing ,on
Saturday, October 9th. 'at 7::30
p.m.ET, E.
Pastor Jr. Bishop Frank
Hogan; Jr. and congregation cor-
dially invite everyone to attend
and -have a joyous time praising
the Lord in song.

Gospel Sing Sat.
Free Spirit Community.
Church will host a gospel sing on
Saturday, October 9th, beginning
* at 6:30 p.m., CT. Refreshments
will be served also.
The church is located on
Jarroft ,Daniels' Road; off of
County Road 386, 'between
Wewahitchka and Overstreet.

311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
AI Sunday School 9:45 am *.Wedhesday 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 trnu'tet, in Him."
Please accept this-invitation to join us in irurship. Gd bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church'647-5026 Home 769-8725
For intbrmation concerning our bus mmnisir\, ple c call'647.5026 -

First Pentecostal Holiness iChurch,
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe .
SChurch Office 227-1493, Gus Carpenter, Pastor
S Suiiday Schol .. . .. .. : 9:45 a.m..:
Sunday Morning Worship . .. .. '11'00 a.. .
Sunday 'Evening Service '. ... 6:30 p.m. '
W wednesday .... .. .. . 7:.00 p.mi'.
-We Invite You to Come :
Experience the Power of PentecostWith Us

First United Methodist Church
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, TFL'32410

Sunday Worship
Services..................................: :. 9;00 a.m CT


Rev. 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
8:00 a.m. (CT)




Call 229-8310
P. O. Box 758 'Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of' 20th Street & Marvin Avenue

Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome

Long Avenue
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at It 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 at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth





vs. CASE NO. 99-163-CA
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 21. 1999. and entered in Civil Case No.
99-163-CA of the Circuit Court in and for Gulf
Defendants. I will sell to the llighest bidder for cash
at the front door of the.Gulf County Courthouse in
Port St. Joe. Florida, at 11:00 a.m., EST. on the 14th
day of October. 1999, the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judgment. to-wit:
Commence at a f8ur-inch square concrete
monument marking the Southwest Corner of
Lot 1, Block "3", Unit One. Idlewood Park
Subdivision, according to the official plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 15. in
the Public Records of Gulf County. Florida.
and thence go North 03 degrees 06 minutes
54 seconds West along the Westerly boundary
line of said Lot I and the Northerly extension
of said Westerly boundary line for a distance
of 168.37 feet to a four-inch square concrete
monument and the Point of Beginning; thence
continue North 03 degrees 06 minutes 54 sec-
,onds West for a distance of 105.76 feet to a
four-inch square concrete monument on the
Northerly right-of-way line of Bass Street (hav-
ing a rc. i -.. .,ide n e.hi-.r..,'i oher,,: e:
North 75 degree, 35 rmrni.ut. 0 4 eutond W l
along Lhe Nu-umeh nhLci l"-a., line cI BEat
Stree: lr i ditr,-i e of 'e0i 45 lee lto a pir,
of inter ecuor iLh i-he E .',erl., `n1 ri,.I' 3 3
line oi La DrinIe LIernce g.:. N.:.nLh 2 cLret
55 minute; 16 seconds E-.fr ald.tnce one
Easterly right-of-way line of Lake Drive for a
di6Lan-e ,t c.f 996 r leel then.:h d-parur ge .
Eaiirl',' nlhi.,:,.'I ., hrs. of Lait- Dn.' r go
tjruh 86 degree ; 57 rninjle, I 3 ic.:orndi E1 n.
for a diL.anr.e o f 321 fetl other ce Nrrt.h I I
deges cs rrunuier Si 4-:,und E3 -it lor a il
tanc. of 48 3l1 fie u-' L:r. .t:ul, 7 .-Jetr e-t
52 minutes 20 seconds E Wi3t f.r a distance of
70.16 feet: thence North .40 -re. 37 min-.,
utes 40 secondsuEast for a distance'of 38.00 -
fiee.ti ifrr NtoLnh Seuegrr1. 37' iTrri-.u -; 40
:t,: ,r d ,l E i3 l ,:n I ; i f .:- A: I 21 ) ,3 f e Ii' t I Ln e -
"A rf S edg- ,il De ,1 L n ,e- Li':r,,:e A-:.r, ;_rj
water's edge; the 'following bearings and dis- "
tances: Thence South 42 degrees 09 minutes" .
43 seconds East'for a distance 'of 18.98 feet;
thence South 26 degrees 29 minutes 37 sec-
onds East for a distance of 69.60 feet;'thence
South 61 degrees 21 minutes 19 seconds East
for a distafice of 86.26 feet; thence South 14
degrees 22 'minutes 15 seconds West for a dis-
tance of.85.39 fetLi cnrh-e: de.: ,'grees
49 minutes 17 .-;c:.rnd" Ea-t lor a ,_i-ita',ce of
S71.64 feet;'tfienrce South 12 Jece,-. 57.min-
utes 50 seconds East to a p, i mon a line
which bears North 86 degrees 53 minutes 03
seconds East rom the Point of Beginning; :
thenceSouth. 86d,,egrees 53 minutes 83 sec-
S ods West for 271.62 feet to .the Point of.
Beginning, less and, except .the' foowing '
described parcel: ..
Commence at a concre-.e iTm:,nuTieni iri.-kin. .
tr, Sou-)utht.i Conmer .l L.U' I bloIh 3 Uii
On lait'A'od Pari ,k Subai,,i'l,:,r nCurInr to
the uIliciai pila the-i'iol r.'.-odr d in Fii Book
2. Page 15 in r- FPurLic Fi-.::.'d- ul Gulf
County Florida. and. thence go North 03
arlegi'er. a 04 ece _n t following de, 0 r,; ib th-:
"'.'e.z.tr[ bu,.r, .ar lir.ce :A," a. d -l mI a d -iei
Nor er lIm, n. lilAur ,)I" -,_ul v, bl' r- I bu i- ij-)
hlir., fur di-i -i.n ,,f IPS 37 f t r ,: a cr.:.r,:rrte
trrjr T ieri uJicre<: w ,:,:,roueue l,,i-, 0.3 ,ji^r.-.
04 inirria-n w0' rccunj r n--i i.r a ji;i[nrit ..f
105 oC0 feet thencrc- rini "'2 d _grr 'P5) rrir.
utes 36 seconds East for a distance of 59.89
fittu L ic0 e F,:,i-[ fl B6einrinL rr :,nm aid, Foinl
'A B e, iriA Lr ,q,'ii f rt ,rL h 'O eL re _- 0 2 ,ie JTi 'r -
510 .e::on,.l. E _:t 1 .:r ,Ii-i.a e at" 43, l ..-I
merce S-:,u-h 24 dct,'er 2 icnunuie: ;'4 ;cc:
unoI EI t for a dli o u- :e ,l" I19 3 f t -i U-,.-,:'
fuo a i Ol n-l.e o 1, C i' l'rA u"rer,:r N nrUi -4
,.r7 ir l_.'o` L 'nj ,. ..' v zel I,- ', 1r .Ir, : i :
f.- 24 I6 L. ir5erL,.' rirj', n .C 1-in:". "*- drzf "
1lr renck' f-t 'n-i 1 r ae i-2'_r..:c u- 1, 33
,'lund -'- l, a i i ari .- -: .I .i-'. lee'.
thence North 16 d.if;.ee ; mnir-ute 39 sec-
onfids East'for a oilua,:e 0l 4 55-i lri to the
Point of Beginning. '
And less and except the following described
-parcel: .
>i-_T.T rn,:e Hl a .*1r..fnie I..iVrn,'-r' tK' r.ne

the Southwest Corner of Lot 1, Block "3". of
Unit One. Idlewood Subdivision, according to
.the plat thereof, in Plat Book 2, Page 15. in the
Public Records of Gulf County. Florida: thence
along the West line of said Lot 1. North 01
'degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 69.38
feet to the Northwest Comer of said Lot 1:
thence along the North line of said Lot 1 South
88 degrees 50 minutes 56 seconds East,
48.05 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence
North 01 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds
East. 14.86 feet: thence South 68 degrees 27
minutes 20 seconds East, 33.87 feet: thence
-South 87 degrees 53 minutes 59 seconds
East. 27.21 feet: thence North 69 degrees 52
minutes 33 seconds East, 27.79 feet: thence
North 53 degrees 43 minutes 52 seconds
East. 38.94 feet: thence North 70 degrees 04
minutes 32 seconds East, 101 feet more or
less, to the approximate mean high water line
of Dead Lakes: thence Southeasterly along
said mean high water line to a point on the
North line of said Lot 1, North 88 degrees 50
minutes 56 seconds West: 255 feet. more or
less, to the Point of Beginning.
DATED this 23rd day of September, 1999.
Circuit Court
SBy: /s/ M. Vaughan

Deputy ClerkI
2tc, September 30 and October 7, 1999.
The Gulf County Board. of County Commissioners
will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 12,
1999 at 7:10 p.m., E.T., in their meeting room at the
Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Florida to
consider adoption of an ordinance with the following
(Complete Ordinance on file in the Clerk's Officej
Tommy Knox
Benny C. Lister
Clerk 0
2tc. September 30 and October 7, 1999.


The Gulf County Planning and Development Review Board
will meet Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. E.S.T.,
in the Gulf County Commission Meeting Room atthe Gulf
County Courthouse to discuss and possibly actd upon the fol-

Public Hearing for Comprehensive Plan Amendment -
Capital Improvements Five-Year Schedule

All interested parties may appear, at the meeting to be
heard regarding the consideration of the comprehensive
plan amendment. I. .(XT E|- i ..I .



Thursday, October 14, 1999.
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Port St. Joe High School
Lunchroom/Auditorium Commons Area,
100 Shark Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida

Avida,.a St._ Joe Company (SJC), will conduct a public information
workshop 'on proposed improvements to SR 30 in Gulf County,
Florida. The workshop will be held on Thursday, Octobdr 14, 1999
from 5:36 to 8:30 .PM at the Port St. Joe High School
Lunchroom/Auditorium Commons Area, 100 Shark Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida.

Proposed, improvements involved the realigning of approximately 3.65
miles of SR 30, beginning just north of Butler Bay Boulevard, and ter-
minating just south of Pine Street. The project will realign the above-
mentioned section of SR 30 further inland from its existing location.

The information workshop is being held in order to receive comments
from the general public as well as to inform the public of the project's
progress. Aerial maps will be on display and SJC representatives will be
on hand during the.workshop hours to informally discuss the project
and answer questions.,Residents are encouraged. to come in and review
this transportation improvements proposal. Anyone needing specul
accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
should contact John Pollard, P.E., by telephone at (850) 575-1800 or
by writing to John Pollard, P.E., c/o PBS&J, 1901 Commonwealth
,Lane, Tallahassee, Florida,, 32301, at least seven days prior to the
information workshop. 2tc. October-7 and 14. 1999.

Minutes of the ..

Gulf County School Board

AUGUST 3, 1999
The Gulf County School Board met in
regular sessionn on.August.3 .1999,-at 5:15
p.m., ET, In the Gulf County School Board
Administrative Offices. The following mem-
bers were present! Caroline Norton; Oscar'
Redd,, David Byrd Charlotte Pierce. "and.
Mary Pridgeon.. The Supenntendent and
Board Attorney were also present
Chair-ran 16orton presided, and the
meeting:was opened -with an invocation by
Mrs. Pierce. followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance led by Mr. Redd.
HEAR'FROM PUBLIC: Merri Christie
and Melissa Ramsey addressed mne Board
regarding weighted GPA's.
,The Board recognized Port St. Joe High
School coaches, Vernon Eppinette and-
Scott Gowan, for achieving .statewide
coaching honors in their re-pecLJie sports.
Coach Eppinette ,,,s rnec.:igrnzed as 19,'3-'
99'Class 2A State Chai.mp.on. '199-99 ,Ai
Big Bend Coach .ol the Yar Iba.ketballl
1998-99 Florida Athletic C.oaches
Association 2A Coach of the Year (baket-
ball), 1998-99 FACA Florida Ba-kett.all
Coach of the Year Coach Eppinette will be
S-nducted in the Florida .oache; Hall of
Fame in February, 2000. Coach Gowan
was recognized as 1999 Boys' Track and
Field Class 2A State Champions, 1999 All
Big Bend Coach of the Year (track and
field). 1999 Florida Athletic Coaches'
Association 2A Coach of the Year (track
and field), 1999 FACA Florida Boys' Coach
of the Year (track and field).
Collins, representing Collins and
Associates.. Inc. addressed the) Board
regarding safety concerns for Port St. Joe,
Elementary students when school begins
on August 10. The Board scheduled a
walk-thru at Port St. Joe Elementary
School for 9:00 a.m., ET, August,9.
Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and
unanimous vote,. the Board adopted the
agenda. I: ,
response from the general public.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs.
Pierce, the Board approved Required Local
Effort (5.9470). Basic, Discretionary (.510),
and Local Capital Improvement (1.275).
Byrd, Pierce and IRedd voted YEA; Norton
and Pridgeon voted NAY.
Mrs. Pridgeon provided the following
statements for the record:
Mrs. Pridgeon: "I have previously stated
my reasons for voting no en the local dis-
cretionary LCI millage. I think that with the
tremendous increase in property
appraisals, we can decrease the village
more and still adequately, provide for our
students. This millage represents a 50%
increase in dollars over last year's LCI.
.With a declining enrollment, a 50%
increase in LCI funds doesn't seem to be
Justified. Also, our citizens deserve a tax
break in millage since assessments are up
so high."
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mr.
Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved Supplemental Discretionary mill-
age rate of .150.

On motion by; Mr. Byrd, second by Mr.,
Redd, the Board approved the tentative
budget for '1999-2000. Byrd, Norton,
Pierce, and;Redd;voted YEA; Pridgeon voted
NAY. Mrs. Pridgeon requested that the
record note that her NAY vote on the tenta-
btie budget %as for the same reasons as
preiIouly stated .
Mrs; Pridgeon made a motion that LCI
discretionary dollars and dollars allocated
for purchase of buses be put into technol-,
ogy. The mouton died lor lack of a second.
SION PLAN: There was no response from'
the general public On motion .by Mrs.
Pndgeon. second by Mr Redd arid unani-
mous \ore. the Board approved the 1999-
2000 Pupil Progresiton Plan.
CONSENT ITEMS: On motion by Mr.
Redd second by Mrs Pierce,.,and unani-
mous oAte. the Board took noted action on
the fl.llomng consent items'
Appfor. f Minute-: Approved minutes
fo.r.Jul' 13 and 22 1999
Budget Matter- -'Pament Df BiUlls:
Approved 1998-99 annual tfnancial state-
ment; and Supenntendent's report
C.,,rrespondence- The Board reviewed
correspondence from the family of Jimmy
Personnel: Approved the following per-
sonnel matters:
Accepted re-ignaUon of Robin Stroud from
her position of part-time position of
music teacher.
Approved transfer of Charles Fortner from
a teaching position at Wewahitchka
High School to a teaching position at
the adult school.
Approved Chuck ,Worley as Computer
Technologist Assistant for the 1999-
2000 school year.
Approved Gloria Gant for the Even Start
Parent Educator position being.vacated
by Shelly Oliver.
Accepted resignation of Shelly Oliver from
her position as Even Start Parent
Educator effective August 4, 1999.
Approved transfer of Libby Alcorn from
Highland View Elementary lunchroom
to Port St. Joe Elementary lunchroom
for the 1999-2000 school year.
Approved increase of Renda Kay Aylmer's
hours as custodian from four hours per
day to seven hours per day.
Approved substitute teacher list for the
1999-2000 school year as submitted.
Approved the following teachers for
employment at Port St. Joe Elementary
School for the 1999-2000 school year:
Ruth Cummings, Kimberly 'Downs,
Nancy Jo Clements, and Nancy
Stonebraker. .
Tabled request from Scott Gowan for a
year's leave of absence' for the 1999-
2000 school year from his teaching
position at Port St. Joe Middle School
and his track coaching position.
Approved Paulette Best to be transferred
from her part-time school food service
position at Port St Joe Elementary
School to the same position at Port St.
Joe High School for the 1999-2000
,school year.
Approved Heather Peddle for a teaching

position at Wewahitchka Elementary
School for the- 1999-2000 school year.
. Approved Lori Hast for a teaching position
at Wewahitchka Elementary School for
the 1999-2000 school year.
Approved substitute school food service
.worker list for the ,1999-2000 school
year as submitted.
Approved Elizabeth Davis, Pre-,K Aide at
Port St. Joe Elementary School hour-
be increased from SLx to seven hours
per day lor the 1999-200C0 schooll .ear
Student Matteru. Approved the l'ollow-
,ing Calhoun Countyreesident to attend
Gulf County Schools for the 1999-2000
school year Candace and Tracils Grillfri.
Courtney. and Robert Brown Jo-h
M auldin. !, .
Approved the following Gulf Cbunty
students 'to attend school out-of-dIstrict:
Christina Little Franklin Countyr Josh
and Curtis Morgan LibertN Counnt
BID MATTERS: On motion by Mrs.
Pridgeon, second by Mrs. Pierce, and unan-
imous vote, the Board appr,.'ed 'semi-
annual school food service bids for
processed and frozen/chilled items as sub-
School Improvement Plans: Ohn motion
by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved,
school improvement plans for the 1999-
2000 school year for the following schools:
Port St. Joe Elementary School, Port St.
Joe High School, Port. St. Joe Middle
School, Wewahitchka Elementary School,
and Wewahitchka High School,
On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by
Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved request for waiver allowing port
St. Joe Middle, School to provide a Second
Chance School on its campus for the 1999.-
2000 school year.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved request for waiver:allowing
an elementary teacher to teach the middle
school Second Chance program at Port St.
Joe Middle .School for the 1999-2000
school year. This waiver will also allow the
teacher to teach ESE students in the pro-'
gram without ramification.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs.
Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following program matters:. .
Approved 1999-2000 contract with. ABC
Rehabilitation Services for physical and
occupational therapy. -
Approved resolution and agreement for dis-
trict participation in Panhandle Area
Education Consortium for the 1999-
2000 school year. -
Approved resolution and contract for dis-
trict 'participation in the Gateway/
PAEC- Educational Computing
Consultants project for the 1999-2000
school year.
Approved articulation agreement for the
1999-2000 school year with Gulf Coast
Community College.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no fur-
ther business, the meeting adjourned at
7:30 p.m. on a motion by Mr. Redd, sec-
onded by Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote.

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

City of Wewahitchka

We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Quality Water Report. This report is designed to inform you about the qual-
ity water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide-you with a safe and dependable supply of
drinilhna water. We Want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve.the water treatment process and pro-`'
tect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our water source is groundwater drawn from
t.he Floridan Aquifer through a series of two wells. The Floridan Aquifer is the primary source of drinking water for the State
of Florida.
I'm pleased to report that our drinking water is safe and meets federal and state requirements.
If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Mr. Donald Minchew at (850) 639-
2605. We want our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you want to learn more, please attend any of
our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held on the second and fourth Monday of every month at 6:30 at City Hall.
The City of Wewahitchka routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and Stare la rk.
Tim table shows the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1st to December 31st, 1998. As.:water travels over the
land or underground it canpick up substances or contaminants such as microbes, inorganic or organic chemicals, and radioa'c-
Srn e substances. All drinking water, including bottled drinking water, may be reasonable expected to contain art leat small -
y amounts of some contaminants. It's important to remember that the presence of these contaminants does not necessarily pose a .-
lara lrb risk.
In the following table you will find nilaiin terms and abbreviations you might not be familiar with. To help you better unde-'
rau i thlicise terms we've provided the following definitions:.
Non-Detects (ND)-lalriat.'ry a nalv'is indicates that the constituent is not present.
Nn-A.4p'pl.iabhle in a I-does nor apply
Pa, n per nitlhln npm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/y)-one part per million corresponds to one minute in two yearn or a si n-
ait p, i n I)I S10,0lo ) "
Pa nri p i ) or ficrirans per r i p er-one, part per billion correspond to one minute in 2,000 years, or a single e.
In. lin i lt10,0 ,000. ..,
Picciiiet, pc" lhit, IpCi L 1-piccu ries per lirer is a i measure of the radioactivity in water.
'A.t,,i Lecm'l .. Li-rthe c,,ucent,'arn,m ofa cuontamninant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements winchl, a-
lr,, rt' v 'tiii i lm n 'rt 'l .. .

Ma,iximin, Coiinra nina ir Level-The "'.Madinuumu Allowed" (MCL) is the highest level of a contaminant rlha, is allowed in
drtiin.iit ii.rer MCL< are r as close to thle .ICLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Maximum C.inanu.iaur Let cl Gal-The "G'al" MICLG) ii the leiel of a contaminant in drinking water.below which there.
is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allowfora margin of safety. '

Water Quality Test Results


a.i-ii nt .iiiiId nii t m IMCL AL Level Range MCLG MCL Likely Source of Contamunation
Measurement iY/olan Detected

Microbiological Contaminants
Total Coiloni F,.icieruo N N.:ne N A (I For systems Naturall, present in the
collecting environment
NOTE: Our system had (highest fewer than 40
no detections for total number of samples per
colifonn in 1998, in the positive month:
distribution system in samples) presence of
1998., coliform ,
bacteria in
more than 1
i: -,~ 'sample -
r duringna .. .

Radiological Contaminants
I' r.. Iplai IpCi.'i N .9 N A 15 Erosion of natural deposits

inorganic Contaminants .
i luulidc kp N 1 1 N'/A '4 4 Erosion ol natural depoatsi, water
': .. '.'.. ... '. ., ,';,, ; ,,, ;. : ,, ..- *" additive'ithich promtoles strong
S- .teeth discharge rom erlzer
arid aluminumrn factories

li.d biLp:,i N 41-.1 N A n/a 100 Pollution from electroplating
Suduim pph) N 52 7 N'A N/A 160 Saltt after intrusion leaching
[from soil

Niu e i.I. JiLut.ryer i N 0 25 N.A 10 10 RunolT from fertilizer use.
pi, leaching from septic tanks,
sewage: erosion of natural .
: .... ' deposits '

Lead and Copper Home Sampling
Lead (tap .i[er i ppbi N. I 0 0 ol 10 0 )Ai =15 Corrosion of household plumbing,
,* ,. (90" Exceeded AL : systems, erosion of natural
percentile) deposits .

-.:.pper .i_,p ,,aer ii ppn 1 N 076 0 of 10 1 3 AL= 1.3 Corrosion of household plumbing
S9'1t' Exceeded AL systems, erosion of natural /
percentile) deposits; leaching from wood

S. preservatives

Group II Unregulated Organic Contaminants
b, r.im':.dJlclor,,ntieith.in e N ,J 5 .. .

I,r.nritlnni i ppbi N 0 32
I' Chiloroufrmi ppb N '' '3
SThe dat;i lor the contnminainti as collected in 1997 per State and Federal rules.Annual testing is not required. .; ,

As you can see by the table, our system had no violations. We're proud that your drinking water meets or exceeds all.Federal :1
and State requirements. We have learned through our monitoring and testing that some constituents have been detected. The'i.
EPA has determined that your water 5IS SAFE at these levels. 'I'i
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, pounds, reservoirs, springs,
and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring mineral
and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human
activity .. '
Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems,.,
agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. :
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater"
runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and
residential uses. '
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of indus-
trial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff and septic sys- ''
terns. .. ;
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the results of oil and gas production and mining',
activities.' ..
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contam-
inants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which
must provide the same protection for public health. .. '
Al rnigwtr nldn ote ae, ma.esnbyb epce ocnai tlatsal mut fsm cont

All drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some cont-
aminants..The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More informa-
tiofi about contaminants and potential health effects can be. obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency?s.
Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
MCLs are set at very stringent levels. To understand the possible health effects described for many regulated constituents, a per-t
son would have to drink 2 liters of water every day at the MCL level for a lifetime to have a one-in-a-million chance of hav-
ing the described health effect.
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised
persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplant, people with
HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These peo-
ple should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDCguidelines on appropriate means to,
lessen the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking
Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
We at The City of Wewahitchka work to provide top quality water to every tap. We ask that all our customers help us protect ,
our water sources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life and our children's future. ,



From the Staff and Students at

Gulf County's

Elementary, Middle and High School Edacation Facilities


Several teachers, "in both the
traditional and multi-age classes
at WES, employ thematic curricqu7,
la. In a theme, activities and
materials are organized around a
central topic. Themes provide a
natural link between different
areas of the curriculum.:
Thematic units draw on stu-
dents' prior knowledge. They are,
organized in such a way as to cap-
italize on their natural ability to.
make connections between what
they already know and what is
bding introduced or studied.
Learning is enhanced as stu-
dents use past, knowledge and
experience to process new infor-
mation. This new knowledge then
becomes the base for future les-
sqn activities.
: The emphasis in on the learn-
ing process. When involved with
themes, students construct
meaning, discover relationships,
solve problems, and develop skills
through meaningful practice.
Subject areas such as social stud-
ies and language arts are the tools
for learning.
Time is needed to develop a
theme. Students and teachers
need to' immerse themselves in
the topic. Some themes last a few
weeks while others extend over a
longer period of time as students'
interest grows and takes them in
mknvdlrections.. -'r
Many themes are. literature-
based. Students use a variety of
theme-related books to gain the
background and information nec-



School News

By: Tommy Curry '

SThe past week was an excit-
ing one" fr our school. Students.
parents, faculty, and administra-
tion were all very pleased to learn
that Port St. Joe Middle School
earned a Florida Schoolt
Recognition:Award of $33,828.
-. This-recognition was for sig---
nificant imprd oeiet ie ni "FCAT
reading and math and Florida
Writes scores, as well as atten-
dance and out-of-school suspen-,
sioris rates. Hard' work does pay
dividends Please see additional
details and pictures in a separate
article. ,.
1The Port ,St. Joe Puma's,
41 under 14 soccer team lost 4-1 on
Monday. Good effort!
o Despite a loss to Blountstown
on:'Moniday the 01ollyball team
has had a great season. Its last
* game is October 7 against Wewa
at home in the "Dome." Game
time is 5 p.rp.
Both the seventh and eighth
grade footballteams won games
at ,home last Thursday against
Bomifay. The eighth grade plays in
Blountstown at 6:00 on October
7.' The last home game will be
played against Chipley on October
14, Good luck, guysf, ;,. '
i :The end' of the first nine'
weeks will be October 12. Report
cards will go home on the 26th.
',There is no school for stu-
dents October 15th to i9th due to
teacher inservice and'fall break.
The answer to last week's rid-
dle; a shoe.
What walks on
Four legs at dawn,
Two legs at noon,
S' And three legs at.dusk?
;Randi Sasser will begin to
write this column as of October
14. I promise she will keep you
well- informed of our school's
activities. I have enjoyed the
opportunity to write this column,
and so will she.

essary for the activities., Quality
literature encourages imagination
and higher level thinking.
Through literature 'students
gain new insights 'and' see the
world from different perspectives.
Students experience events of
other times and places and vicar-
iously take part in adventures
and emotional' encounters with-
out leaving the classroom.
Themes give students 'the
opportunity to use real-world
skills in authentic situations.
When 'students work on, activities -
such as writing letters to obtain
information or using ,globes,
maps, ard artifacts to research
their topic, they see the need for
the required skills and are more
motivated to learn then. "
Thematic units are'often cul-
Sminated wi th a very special final
activity. In the adjacent photo are

the students of the WES
Continuous Progress class enjoy-
ing a "Cowboy Cookout", as they
wounA'd up a unit on 'WeWtWard
Expansion and Pioneer Days.
-After dancing the Virginia
Reel, these youngsters .had quite'
an, appetite, and enjoyed-- the
hearty meal provided by K-Leigh'
Gaskin 'and Frances Montford,:
'parent -arid' grandparent volun-
teers. WES appreciates this type
of support. It helps to make every
'student's elementary school expe-
riefice positive and memorable.
Please note-the annual WES
Fall Festival is scheduled for
Thursday, October 28. The date
printed in last week's edition was

By: Jennifer Ponds

From the Hallways of

Wewahitchka W(I

High School
by Pamela Holmes,
Senior Student

Thli' ;ast-Week"'ha! bTeen'
extremely busy at WHS. Several
events were scheduled forl the
teachers and students.
On Wednesday, September 29,
our school, held its annual "Senior.
Hall of Fame" ceremony. There were
13 nominees for this great honor.
The seniors that were chosen
for nomination were Rbxann
Adkins, Crystal" Collins, Melissa
Babb, Jessica Cole, Chris, White,
Tim Pittman, Renece Jackson,
Krystal Hendricks, Shray Guilbault,
Stevie Price, Sarah Bailey, Joni
Whittington and Andrew Davis.
Out of the seniors who were
- .nominated, eight were selected to be' .
Members .of the "Senior 'Hall of
Fame." These were White, Cole,
Adkins,' Collins,: Bailey, Whitting-
ton, Prie and Davis The winners of
the "Mr.'and Mrs. WI S" award were
Pittmani and Jackson. Congratu-,
lations to all of the winners and
Next on our agenda is "Who's .
Who." Students in grades nihe to 12
met at the voting booths to decide
kwho the winners will be. The year-
*book staff holds this vote every year.
Listed are the winners of each posi -
tion on the ballot:
"Fnendliest," Cedric' ox and '
Sarah Bailey; "Most Artistic,"
Russell Knee and Melissa Babb;
.Not-tobe Ignored," Bradley.Shavers
and Nicole. Williamson; "Best
Looking," Rocky Traylor, Joni
Whittington and Dawn, Gortman;
""Most Spirited" 'Tim Pittmain and
Nicole Williamson; "Biggest FUrt."
Justin '!Miller 'and Stephanie
Alderman; "Best Dressed," Blake
Rish and Krystal Hendricks;,
"Best Hair," Blake Rish and
Jana Traylor; "Prettiest n'Eyes,"
Stevie Price and Kimberly Gaskin;
"Most D:ependable," John Poe and
Sarah Bailey; '"Best Smile,", Stevie
Price and Lindsey Carter; "Most
Athletic," Brandon Jones and
Jessica Cole; "Most Likely to
Succeed, Senior," Chris White and
Sarah ,Bailey; "Best, All Around,
Senior," Tim Pittman and Sarah
The winners of these honors
will have their photo placed in this
year's, yearbook. Congratulations to
all of those who were selected.
The cheerleaders have started
their "Spirit of the Century" contest,
and, so far.it seems to be ,working
very well. The contest is for senior
high students. The grade level that
shows the most school spirit will
win a reward, such as a school
party.-or t-shirts.I. .
Ofi Friday, 'October 1st, our
principal Dr. Truby held assemblies
for the senior and junior high stu-
dents at. separate times. The pur-
pose' was so he could spend time
with the students' and discuss the
topic of' Sailing the 'Cs' of Success."
He listed words that began with
a "C", such as creditability, and
then discussed the meaning of each
'word. He. demonstrated each by

telling jokes' with the help of the
varsity cheerleaders and a few. stu-
dents from the audience.
Also on Friday, the varsity foot
ball team hosted the Cottondale
Hornets at Gator Field. After a com-
pelling game, the Gators won 26-20;
they are now 3-1. Congratulations
to the team on its victorious win.
The J.V. team did not play last-
Thursday, its open day in the sea-
son. However, its next game will be
October 7. Please come out and
support the team.
The J.V. and varsity volleyball
.teams played Vernon and Bristol at
home. court this past week.
Unfortunately. both lost; however,
;the girls have not lost their sense of
spirit. Good luck the next time girls.
WHS has added another club to,
its list of extracurricular, activities.
What club is this you wonder? Well,
it's golf. The team consists of 10
members who'work hard and prac-
Jice every week. All the boys in the
club seem 'to really enjoy them-
selves., They are Todd Lawrence,
Nick Hall, Pete Taunton, Cody
Bidwell, Beau Ludlum, Jonathon
Thomas, .Jonathon Adams, Ernest
Ake, Logan Maestri and, Jeffrey
7 This has been the WHS news
for the week. If there was something
that was not covered I apologize; we
will try to cover you in the next edi-
tion. Please come out and support
all of our school events in the weeks
to come. Thank you and have a nice
week. -

'S cwFtufe ,~ff &e'

^E ttlef uuuh

OCTOBER 11 15, 1999
MONDAY- Chicken Patty/Bun,
Hash Brown Patty, Relish Plate,
Fruit Crisp, and Milk or Chef's
Salad Meal.
TUESDAY-Burrito, Fresh Banana,
Jello with Topping, Cornbread, and
Milk or Chef's Salad Meal.
WEDNESDAY-Ham & Cheese
Bake, Greens, Pineapple Cubes,
Chocolate Cake, and Milk or Chef's
.Salad Meal.
THURSDAY-Salisbury Steak/
Gravy, Baked Potato, Green Beans,
Peaches, Roll, Chocolate Pudding,
and Milk or Chef's Salad Meal.

Hall, Jeffrey Rigsby, .and
Ann Mayo; and, ,
-Sixth Grade-Dewayne
man and Johnny Jones.



News Column

'Faith Christian School

WES "Students of the Month"
for September included:
,.Pre-K-Sean Rice;
Kindergarten-Heath Bailey,
Charity Bremer, Kaitlyn Gaskin,
and Ciara Jackson;
First Grade-Shanell Chum-
ney. Jamaree Hunter, Colton
Nunerv, and Justin Lemke:
Second Grade-Kara Bremer,
Kayla Mann, and Damon
Third Grade-Demetres
Gainer, Warren McDonald, Kelly,
McLemore, and Chaz Whitten;
Fourth Grade-Katlyn
Gortman, Geoffrey Manor, and
Bud Parmele;
Fifth Grade-Ryan Cox, Rian

News For The Week
Submitted by the Cadets
of Gulf County's Corps
The Port St Joe Naval Junior
Reserve Officer Training Corps
had a busy .week with the home
game against Havana on Friday
and a booster-sponsored pizza
party at the school.
All of the new cadets are get-


review an

Mivr. W
Welcome to another week at Port students I
St. Joe High. handwritt
In sports news, the Port St. Joe absences.-
Sharks' football team had a great the absent
victory over Havana; they won 35-0. the note is
Our Sharks have had two wins and To rn
three losses. Break is
This Friday, we hope to raise the there is a
wins when the Sharks play Blounts- the 18th a
towrnfor the key district game; Keep that mean
up the good work. Sharks! end!
Junior varsity football also plays To the
Blountstown this Thurs-
day. October 7th. here -
on our field'. Kick those
Tigers' tails!
In other sports, the
girls and boys'' golf
teams have been some-
what rained out.' Thanks .
to Cdach Howze; he has
already written a report
on the boys' golf team.
For girls' g:oll'. Coach r "
Lacour's golfers are Mary .
Harmon. Erica Ailes.. '"
Alicia Christie, Jennifer \, .
Craig, Sara' Anderson,
Guthrie Henderson, and the golfer I have
with the lowest score is Jessica Comforter
Sherrill. Week." Mr,
On September 28th, our Lady West Alab;
Sharks made us proud by beating for two ye,
Wikulla,. and on October, 6th- the tary of the
girls were scheduled to play Mosley, She w
and, Rutherford High Schools: at Star baski
Nature Walk Golf Course. named as
Attention students and:parents: College S
the HSCT was Tuesday and department
Wednesday, October 5th and 6th. interested
On Tuesday, the math was taken ferred to
and Wednesday, the commuriica- Alabama.
tions. Students must have a score of education
700 to pass; students must pass Finally
this test to graduate. Joe High
Other tests being taken are the Aldridge as
SAT on Saturday, October 9th, at tor and chi
Port St. Joe High and the PSAT on added guit
Tuesday. October 12th. music clas
The final exams have beenn In 198
changed from-rThur'sday arid 'Friday Shark-fami
to Mbinday, the I lth, 'and Tuesday, She marn
the 12th. On Monday is the first and had two (
second block ,exams, and Tuesday Comforter.
the third and fourth block exams. and she
So, all this weekend students should Comforter,

d study.
'ilder reminded us all that
have five days to turn in a
en 'and signed note for
Also, within the five days,
ce will be unexcused until
s turned in.
r fellow students, our Fall
coming On October 15
teacher inservice day and
nd 19th our Fall Break, so
s we have a five day week-

FBLA members; don't for-
get that in the last week
of October we're going .to
the Bay St. Joseph Care
Center to deliver treats
for the Halloween sea-
And attention to the
seniors-on October 7th
you must turn in half of
the total amount for the
picture package of your;
choice. On October.8th,
seniors must make a 60
dollar deposit for the
invitations and the
orders from the catalog.
chosen Mrs. Ann Aldridge
as the "Teacher of the
s. Comforter went to North
ama State Junior College
ars where she was secre-
Student Council.
'as also captain of the All
etball team and she was
Miss North West Junior
he worked in the music
-t. which is where she got
in music. She then trans-
the University of North
She majored in music
and American history.
r, she arrived at.Port St.
in 1972 as Miss Ann
s the assistant band direc-
oral director. In 1976, she
ar and keyboarding to her
12. Miss Aldridge left the
ily-to have her own family.
ed Rocky Comforter and
children, Nick and Julia
In 1990, she came back
has been here as Mrs.
a very talented woman.



Thank You '. : ent/teacher conference, please
,A special thank you to Dr.' call 227-1221.
Tim Nelson and the Florida Arts Preschool Screening
Council Division of Cultural A screening for preschool
Affairs for providing the funds for children will be held at Port St.
classical guitarist, Stephen Joe -Elementary School. on
Robinson. Mr. Robinson gave two Tuesday. October 12, from 10:00
performances of classical music a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Appoint-
from around the world for our ments must be made in advance.
,students, teachers, and parents. Please call 227-2559 or 229-
School Advisory Council 6940.
The following will serve.on the Fall Festival
School Advisory Council for the
1999-2000 school year Mike The Port St. Joe Elementary
Lacour, Dusty- May, '.Deann School PTO is planning a Fall
Wilder, Trish Warriner, Beverly Festival of food and funi This
Quinn, Virian Floyd, Susie' year's event will be held on
Chambers, Becky Byrd, Deborah Friday, October 29, from 9:00
Brumbaugh, Gail Blackmon, a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the
Jayesh Bhatka, Elizabeth Davis, Centennial Building..
Ann Barrier, Cindy Belin, Cathy Pre-k, kindergarten, and first
Carlsten, Katrina Glass, Donna grade students will attend the fes-
Howze, Ann Six, and Nancy tival from 9:00 to 11:00. Second
.Stoebraker. through fifth grade will come to
Grading Period the festival from 11:00 to 1:00.
Tuesday, October 12th will The PTO will also be serving a
end the first nine week grading meal that includes a hot dog,
period. Report cards will be sent chips, and a. drink for $2.00.
home on Tuesday, October 26. If Volunteers are needed to help set
you would like to schedule a par- up for the Fall Festival, cook hot
hogs, make treats, provide soft
ting their turn n the barrel in drinks, and work in booths. If you
ting their turn in the barrel in can help, please call Carla May at
presenting the colors at the foot- 227-2008
ball games, and are learning how 2 0 8 '
to do the rifle and flag drills nec- P.E. Wellness Tip of the Week
essary to present the colors cor- "R.E.S.P.E.C.T"
rectly. Hopefully, before the year The word RESPECT is used in
is over all new cadets will be pro- meaningful discussion through-
ficient enough to perform this out the physical education pro-
important function. gram. Character development is
The pizza party at school was essential in preparing our stu-
a great success with the Booster dents to become successful and
Club supplying the pizza, pickles, productive citizens.
and drinks. Servers were Mrs. The following model is a rep-
Blackmon, Mrs. Myrick, Mrs. presentation of class rules and val-
Hightower and Mrs. Howze. ues taught in our P.E. classes.
Mrs. Myrick had a great sur- Each letter represents compo-
prise treat for the cadet 'corps. nents necessary to create an
She rolled in a mysterious cart effective learning environment for
and in it were ice cream and all students at Port St. Joe
cones, and everyone was treated Elementary. Respecting others,
with a great ice cream cone valuing individual differences.
dessert. and fair play are desirable out-
Between the pizza, pickles, comes of physical education.
cold drinks and ice cream, some R-Right To Learn
of the cadets had a difficult time E-Effort
doing their customary 50 push- S-Safety/Sportsmanship
ups and 20 sit-ups in the after- P-Purpose
noon classes. There were several E-Enthusiasm
requests for emergency head calls C-Challenge
to get some stomach relief T-Trust/Team Building



ti.A I h--"

.. 1.; ..;:.....

Don't forget to come to the
Harvest Festival this Saturday,
October 9, behind the Centennial
Building from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00
A delicious chicken dinner,
cooked by Benny Roberts and his
-,good helpers, can be purchased
for $5.00. The dinner will consist
'of one-half barbecued chicken
'baked beans, slaw, bread and
'drink and will be available from
11:00 until 2:00. You may take it
. home or you may enjoy your meal
,-with great "gospel music right
there. '
There will also be hot dogs
and a baked goods table laden
with wonderful homemade
desserts. There will be games for
the children and these will begin
at 9:00 a.m. which is also the
starting time for the health fair
being held inside the Centennial
We want to remind our par-
ents that there will be no school
,on Friday, October 15. but unlike
!the public schools, we will resume
;classes on Monday, October 18.
Our teachers are being given
the opportunity to attend the
Winning Women's Spiritual Life
Retreat held at St. Simon's Island,
Georgia from Octobe- 15 through
Many women from our area,'
join us each year at this great
weekend of spiritual refreshment.
.;,which is designed for all women of
Small denominations.
Please remember the film pre-
sentation, "A Vow to Cherish," to
,be shown at Oak Grove Assembly
i'of God Church on Sunday,
"October 10, at 6:00 p.m.. It's a
'must for all Christian families
;who value living by God's'princi-
ples in today's world.
We would like to thank all of
you who bought Christmas cards,
from our students. This, is our
biggest fund raiser of the year,
and we appireciate the hard work
and time that our students and
'parents have put into It to make it
a success. rhe cards should be
back in early November in plenty
,of time for sending them out.
We all benefitted from the
'visit of Frank Curtis, a missionary
,in Utah. His emphasis was on the
authority of the Bible and salva-
tion by faith through grace. "For
by grace are ye saved through
faith; and that not of yourselves:
It is the gift of God; not of works,
lest any man should boast."-
Ephesians 2:8, 9.





NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that A.C. and Margaret
Lanier. the holder of the following Tax Certificate,
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of
issuance. the description of the property, and the
names in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 187 Application No. 99-3
Year of Issuance: 1994 R.E. No. 02484-000
Description of Property:
Lots 2, 3. and 4, in Block "B", in the
Williamsburg Subdivision of the Northeast
Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 26.
Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County.
Name in which assessed: Margaret Elisabeth
All of said property being in the Gulf County.
State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed
according to law the property described in such
certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the
front Lobby of the Gulf County' Courthouse at
11:00 A.M., E.S.T., on Wednesday, the 27th day
of October. 1999. f
Dated this 15th day of September. 1999.
BY: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
Deputy Clerk
4tc, September 23 & 30. October 7 & 14, 1999.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that A.C. and Margaret
Lanier, the holder of the following Tax Certificate.
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the property, and the
names in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 142 Applicauoh No i9.4
Year of Issuance: 1995 RE No 01630.010
Description of Property:
Commerce at the Intersection of the Easterly
rightrof- av line of State Road No 71 (formerly
State Rosa No 6) and the NorLherly nrght-of-way
line of .Jehu Road. aid intersection beg ing I te
Northwest Quarter of Secuon 24. Townihip 4
South. Range 10. West, Gulf County. Florida:
thence N50*57*E. along said Northerly right-of-
way line of Jehu Public Road for 1462 Feet to the
Point of Beginning: thence continue N50057'E,
along aid Northerlv nghl.of.ayv line for 70 feet;
thence N42"39W. lor 257 4 leet. more or less. to
the edge of the Dead Lakes: thence Westerly
along the edge of said Dead Lakes for 70 feet.

more or less, to a point on a line bearing
N42039'W. from thd Point of Beginning: thence
S42'39'E. for 263.9 feet, more or less, to the
Point of Beginning, being'part of Hill home,.plae
and located in the Southwest Quarter of Sectibn
13. Township 4 South, Range 10 West. Gulf
County. Florida.
Name in which assessed: Johnny L. Bryant
All of said property being in the Gulf County.
State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the property described in such
certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the,
front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse at
11:15 A.M., E.S.T.. on Wednesday, the 27th day
of October, 1999.
Dated this 15th day of September, 1999;.
BY: /s/ Rebecca: L. Norrls
Deputy Clerk
4tc, September 23 & 30, October 7 & 14, 1999.
NOTICE IS HEREBY 'GIVEN that A.C. and Margaret
Lanier, the holder of the following Tax Certificate.
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The cerjflca3te number and year of
issuance, the descnpuon ot the property. and the
names in which itvs assessed are as follows
Certificate No. 141 Application No. 99-5
Year of Issuance: 1995 R.E; No. 01630-000
Description of Property:.,"
Commerce at the Intersection of the Easterly
right-of-way line of State Road No. 71 (formerly
State Road No. 6) and the Northerly right-of-way
line of Jehu Public Road. said Intersection being
in the Northwest Quarter of Section 24. Township
4 South. Range 10 West, Gulf County. Florida;
thehce N5057'E along said Northerly right-of-
way line of Jehu Public Road for 1532 feet to the
Point of Beginning: thence continue N5057'E,
along said Northerly right-of-way line for:70 feet;
thence N4239'W, for 250.0 feet, more or less, to
the edge of the Dead Lakes; thence Westerly
along the edge of said Dead Lakes for 70 feet,
more or les.. to a. point on a line bearing
N42'39%W, from the Point of Beginning;'thence
S42039'E, for 257 4 feel more or less, to the
Point of Beginning. being part of Hill home place
and located in the Southwest Quarter of Section
13. Township 4 South. Range 10 West, Gulf
County. Florida.
Name in which assessed: Johnny L. Bryant.
All of said property being In the Gulf County,
State of Florida

SFantasy Properties, Inc.

Homes and lots are' selling at record pace.
Demand is exceeding supply. Qualified

buyers are looking for property to purchase from.
the beaches to the cape.

If you are interested in selling

your home or lot, the time is right.
Call one of our offices!!

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1200 U. S. Hwy. 98
Mexico:Beach, FL 32410
850.648.5146 or 1.800.458.7478
Sales 850.648.2020

2221 CR C-30
Simmnons Bayou on St. Joe Bay
850.227.2511 or 888.458.7470 1


IComplete Ordinance on file In the Clerk 9 Office
,, *' ,, = =.' l

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the property described in such
certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the
front Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse at
11:30 A.M., E.S.T., on Wednesday, the 27th day
of October, 1999.
Dated this 15th day of September. 1999.
BY: /s/ Rebecca L. Norris
Deputy Clerk
4tc. September 23 & 30, October 7 & 14, 1999.

IN RE: The Marriage of
Wife/Respondent. CASE NO. 99-315CA
of Dissolution of Marriage has been filed against you
and you are required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any. to this action on DAVID C. GASKIN,
ESQ., Petitioner's Attorney, whose address is Post
Office Box 185, Wewahltchka, Florida 32465, on or
before the 22nd day of October, 1999, and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court either before
service on petitioner's attorney or immediately
thereafter;' otherwise a default will be entered,
against you for the relief demanded in the petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court
on the 21st day of September, 1999.
Benny C. Lister
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ M. Vaughan
4tc, September 23 & 30. October 7 & 14, 1999.
BID NO. 9899-26
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners'
will receive sealed bids from any person, company or'
corporation interested In providing the following
One (1) Grasshopper Lawnmower or
25 h.p.
60-inch Cut
Delivery Dqte must be specified; Liquidated dam-
ages for failure to deliver units on specified date will
be set at $50.00 per day.
Please indicate on your envelope that this, is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER. and what the bid is
Bids aill be received unul 5 00 p m E D T r.n
Monday. October 11 1999 at the Clerk s Office Gull
County Courthouse. 1000 Cecil G Coiun Sr Blvd
Room 148. Port St Joe FL 32456
The Board reserves the night to reject any and all
'/s/ Tommy Knox. Chairman
/s/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk
"2tc, September 30 and October 7, 1999.
The, Gulf County Board of County Commissioners.
will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 12.'
1999 at 7:05 p.m.. E.T.. in their meeting room at the
Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe. Florida to
consider adoption of an ordinance with the following

Care-Giver, South Gulf County: North
Florida Head Start Is seeking a care-
giver for South Gulf County's Early
Head Start program. Applicants should
be 23 years or older, have a high school
diploma or GED, and must have an
Infant and Toddler CDA and hold or
have the ability to obtain a Florida CDL.
Childcare experience is preferred. All
care-givers must be warm and loving
and be able t6'establish and maintain a
safe, healthy learning environment.
Must be able to support social and emo-
tional development and to provide posi-
tive guidance. Must be able to establish
a positive and' producUve relaUonship
with the families. Must possess a valid
Florida driver license and be able to lift
20-30 pounds. Resumes should be
mailed to North Florida Head Start, P.
0. Box 988. Wewahitchka. FL 32465.
Closing date is October 12, 1999.
DFWP/M-F/7-4/EOE 2tc 9/30

WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court
on this 4th day of October, 1999.
As Clerk of the Circuit
and County Court
By: /s/ M. Vaughan
As Deputy Clerk
2tc. October 7 and 14, 1999.

Tommy Knox
Benny C. Lister,
2tc. September 30 and October 7, 1999.
successor by merger with FIRST
SDefend Anis
(no known address)
a/k/a G. C. HALL (no known address)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in Gulf
County, Florida:
Begin at the Northwest Corner of Southeast
1/4 of Northeast 1/4, Section 31. Township
5 South. Range 11 West, and run East along
40 Line for 50 feet to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; thence continue to run East for 165
feet ih'noe run South for 270 feet or the
North side cr1 Counrt Road inence run-West
along N.:-rth ilde ,ofl Counrt Road for 165
feet; thence run North for 270 feet, more or
less. or to the North line bf the Southeast
1/4 of Northeast 1/4; said land lying and
Being in Section 31, Township 5 South ..
Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida.
TOGETHER WITH all the improvements
now or hereafter erected on the property,
and all easements, rights, appurtenances,
rents, royalties, mineral, oil and gas rights
and profits, water rights and stock and all-
fixtures now or hereafter attached to the
property .. ,
rna, been ided ae.in N \uu nd .%ou are required to
.se.e a cop oli3:our n Tien defenve4, if any, to it on
Gerald D. Davis. Plaintiffs attorney, whose address
is Post Office Box 3542, St. -Petersburg, Florida
33731. on or before November 6, 1999 or within
thirty (30) days after the first publication, and file
the original with this Court either before service on
Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter: other-
wise a default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each week
for two consecutive weeks in THE STAR NEWS.

Spcalzn /aYu


NEW Listing, 250 Bay St. .3BR/2BA modular home, beautiful landscape, priced
to sell. $60,500
NEW Listing, Bay. St. adjacent corner lot with high vegetation, possible gulf view
for house on pilings. S36,500 '
AMERICUS.AVE., Gulf View, priced to sell, 2BR/2BA..$145,0006
102 SEA PINES, contemporary home in Gulfaire subd. 4BR/2BA S137,5.00 .
GEORGIA AVE., Approx. 480'xl 358' avg depth (14.9 acres). $340,000
7118 CAROLINA AVE., older mobile on 150'x180' lot, ideal homesite. $58,000
HWY 386 to Lucia Ave., 2 Lots approx. 100'x249' M/L 585,000
Howard's Creek, Excellent potential for fish camp or RV park, has
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beaches, natural dunes, and .
world class fishing just outside
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2015 Marvin Ave.'
Maximum appeal! Colonial grace
w/highest quality, best neighborhood
Only 3 blks to schools Three %,ears
like-new, master suite Well worth a
c'.ose look $1-49,900

631 Plantation Drive
Goll'I ,c L-e jur Ti'n kei brick home
% Ifbuloi- HI "Lu-lt SpJCiOu fl.n (t:r suire,
I ir.e iiiniii urged lot. loi tub on eiiclosed
p.rchl sies *. Si Ie COUrnIr CiL'
llule l- Toip of the li[ e i trini,' hadware
aid Dll mater, is '5189.900

801 16th Street
WHAT A DEAL! Beautiful 3bd/1
bh., on a ig landscaped corner lot,
retired, neu sindoL s, central h,. 3,
in-ground pool ./remodeled pool
house. $129,900

1010 McClelland Ave.
Valuable investment. 2 bd/1
bath. Why not renovate garage
into master suite/bath"' Central
heat/air, workshopp and boatport.
Onl\ $62,500

1021 Woodward Ave.
Minutes aja fIronm downtown.
partial furnished, just remod-
eled, 3bd, 2ba, \ ,. central heat &
air. New bathroom fixtures. A
GREAT BUY at $88,500.

277 Country Club Rd.
WHAT A VIEW! Located on fair-
way #11, this 2bd/2bath town-
house has all the amenities includ-
ing a new sprinkler system.

480 Ponderosa Drive
WANT LAND? This "like new" 2
bd/2bath mobile home has it.
Fenced 1 acre of land, two horse
stalls and large tack or storage area
and a small pond in the front.

302 Williams Ave.
WHAT A DEAL! Commercial prop-
erty downtown. Has new electrical,
cen. h/a, masonry and fresh paint on
outside. Approx. 2487 sq. ft. NEW
PRICE $65,900.

1102 Garrison Ave.
SPACIOUS LIVING. 4 bd/3 ba w/ig.
re-modeled kitchen %/ceramic tile
floor/backsplash, .new countertop, large
master suite, separate family & liv. rm.
plus an office Tile foyer, workshop, 1/3
of altuc floored, on I 1I,'2 lots at only

U invites you

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SGifCts Truted Na in Real te

4bd/2bath, family room.with fire-
place, formal dining .room, built-in
outdoor barbecue. Large corner lot,
approx. 2760 sq. ft. $119,700.

LOOK AT THIS! One of the few left
on beach with unobstructed view of
beach. Don't let this one get away.
$149,000 obo above $118,000.

266 Charles Ave.
UNIQUE! 3bd, 2bith, living and
dining rooms- combined. Upstairs
.includes a 12'x32' room with many
possibilities library, computer room,
4th bedroom with bath. Approx.,
1680 sq. ft. $78,500.

2104 Monument Ave.
separate dining rm., hv. rm. and fami-
ly rm, or computer room. All of this
in approx 2352 sq. ft. of living space.

2650 Oak Grove Ave.
bungalow in quiet neighborhood.
Tongue & groove walls and hard-
wood floors. Has to be seen.

59 Oak Avenue
Mexico Beach gem! 3bd,/2ba.
brick ranch only 1.5 blocks to
beach. Patio, garage. Future
appreciation could be dramatic.
$91,500. -

509 Tenth Street
Lucky you! This graceful home is one of
the few 2-story homes in Port St. Joe.
Features 3 bd upstairs v., lull buli, 5
bath do",nstairs Rooini for second bath
upstairs Cosered porch, nicel) decorat-,
ed. $82,500 -

154 Avenue B
Remodeled and freshly painted 3 bd ,
I ba. bungalow, screened porch, car.
port, fenced rear ird, nicely land.
escaped %%/palm & tig trees, eat-in
kitchen, retired and renewed bath
Net price. $45,900

904 Woodward Ave.
SWll maintained 2 bd/1'bath
bungalow w/some new windows,
freshly painted, roof less than 10
years old, rewired 3 years ago,
fenced. $34,500.

2111 Juniper Ave.
Large 3bd/2bath home near schools.
Living room and family room, fire-
places, Florida room, kitchen
w/breakfast bar, in ground pool,
fenced backyard on corner lot.

2012 Long Avenue
SCHOOLS. Totally remodeled,
4bd/2bath home on 2 large lots. All
new landscaping, too! Watch for but-
terflies in the wild flower garden
from your.screened porch. $96,700.

2912 Garrison Ave.
YOURS. Remodeled home on corner
lot near community college. Large
screened porch, deck and treehouse!

1790 W. Highway 22
Great investment. Popular "Sportsman's One Stop" totally remodeled, licenses for on/off beer and wine, saltwater products
and gasoline tanks (2 pumps). Price includes $25,000 of inventory! $145,000.
340 Red Bull Island Drive
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/lbath remodeled mobile home. Your camp is waiting! $64,000.

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The. .Star Pnrft St .Tne. FL. Thursday. Oct. 7. 1999 Page 7

Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
$2.00 for each additional week, plus 5C
for each additional word per week. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP
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7 p.m. EST at Old Port Theatre in Port
St. Joe. Wade Clark Auctions,
10% Buyer's Premium. AB1239, AU 1737 AU1743

Citizens Federal Savings Bank of Port
.St. Joe, FL 32456, (850) 227-1416 will
be accepting bids from October 7, 1999
thru October 17. 1999 on the following
vehicle: 1999 Ford F250 XLT crew cab
truck, Triton ViO, loaded. Citizens
Federal Savings Bank reserves the right
to reject any and all bids. Itc 10/7
,,97 GEO Prisfi LSI. Asking payoff.
Calt 227-3865. 2tc 10/7-
1986 Mercury Grad Marquise, runs
treat, P/W, P/L, P/S, cold air. $1,500
OBO. Call 647-3930. I itp 10/7
No Money Down! Assume payments,
approx. $300 per month. 1996 T-Bird,
all power, immaculate, like new. Call.
647-9285. 2tc 10/7"
1980 MGB, good condition. 78,000
miles, factory hard top, new convertible
top, driven daily, $3,800/. Call 227-
1629. 2tp 10/7
1992 Chevrolet 4X4 Pickup, wench &
tool box, $3,500. Call 227-7571. itc 10/7
1995 Nissan Altima GLE. power every-,
thing. airbags. anti-lock brakes. new
tires. tinted windows. New, and sporty!I
Pusple with gray interior, one ownTer.
63,000 miles. $8,700. Call Belena
Nuhery 639-5145 home or 896-0984
cell. 3. tc 10/7
1995 Cadillac Fleetwood. excellent
condition, a bargain at S-14,000. Call
639-2765. :2tc 9/30
1984 F-150 4X4, 1-ton running gear,
351-M C-6 transmission, 33x12.50
16.5 tires, excellent- condition. Asking
$4,500. Call 647-5648. 2tp 9/30
1999 Nissan Frontier e-xt. cab. bed'
liner, bug shield, tinted windows, auto.
transmission. S12.900. Call 229-8514.
3tp 9/23
1993. Corsica, blue, power windows
and door locks, new engine, good condi-
tion. $3500 firm. Call 229-6770.4tc 9/16

42' custom .Carolina chder/cbmmer-*
dial, new Sitex Koden electronics, 8kw
generator, A/C, 6V53 'GM's, 'great
shape, money maker, turn key, running
daily. New boat here. 'Some owner
financing possible. Call 850-648-5401.
8tc 8/1-9

i985 Eagle 15' bass boat, 75 hp
Johnson, fish finder and trailer. $1,500
OBO. Call 647-3930. Itp 10/7

Trailer lot for rent In Jones Homestead.
call 227-3865. 2tc 10/7
3BR/2BA unfurnished mobile home for
rent in Mexico Beach. $400 per month
plus deposit. Call 648-5476. tfc 10/7

Day: 227-7200,
night: 647-3882
St. Joe Beach

Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,
Fantasy Properties
tfc 9/2

Available Soon! One
Bedroom Handicap
Apartment Subsidy
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
On-site Management
(352) 472-3952
tA 9/2 "tE1

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

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517 4th St., Port St. Joe
Small 2 bedroom apt., water paid,
$240 per month.
Older 4 bedroom 2 bath house,
$435 per month.
References required
Call 227-3579, leave message. 90

Facing gulf with roof deck on U.S. 9.8,
Pine St. at St. Joe Beach. Brick house,:
unfurn., cent. h/a, huge living room w/
fireplace, 2BR/1.5BA, dining room, kit.,
carport,, laundry/storage room. No Pets!
.$550/mo.Call current, tenant, at 647-
3895 or owner at 1-850-385-2620. ik 10/7;
2BR/1BA mobile home. 236 Pine St.,
St. Joe Beach. Call 647-8980. 2tp 10/7
Trailer lot for rent in Highland view. Call
227-9363. Itp 10/7,
Mobile .ihonie lot for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call!648-5476. tic 10/7
New 2BR/2BA unfurnished duplex for
rent in Mexico Beach. $495 per, month
plus deposit. Call 648-5476. tfc 10/7
Apartment for rent. utilities paid. S100
per week. Call 229-9784. 2tp 10/7
We have several long and short-term
rental units at Mexico Beach & Cape
San Bias. Monthly, Weekly & Dally
Off-Season Rates Now Available! Call
Thompson-Rish Realty at' Cape San
Blas 227-9600 or Mexico Beach 648-
5449. tfc 10/7
Mexico Beach: Large 4BR/2BA ranch
style home close. to beach. Attached
garage, screen porch. fireplace. laundry'
room, workshop. S I.000 per month.
lease required Call Fantasy Properties
6-16-5146. 2tc 9/30
Gulf Aire: Large 3BR/2BA home,z
garage, blinds, ceiling fans', all electric,
ceitral'heat'& air, private beach. pool,
&. tennis courts. Must see! &750 per
montht. Call 647-8760. 3tc: 9/30

Large three bedroom apartment; living
room, dining room, kitchen and laundry
room, nice yard, in Port St. Joe. $360
per month, $360 security deposit. No
pets. Call 227-3511. tfc 9/2
2BR/1BA 14' wide trailer, remodeled
with new carpet, unfurnished. Call 647-
5361. fc 9/2
Spacious 2BR/IBA duplex available
October -1. $400. per month, w/$200
security deposit. Call 647-3253. 4tp 9/23
1 arid 2 bedroom apartments for rent 2
blocks from beach. Reasonable. Call
647-3220'or 912-246-1250. tfc 9/23
Murphy, North Carolina, see the leaves
change. Sept. Oct., $450 per week.
Call 561-335-7021. 6tc 9/16
2/2 furnished home Cape San Blas.
Boardwalk to beach, covered' deck, split
floor plan. $650/month. Please call
Prudential Resort Realty, 227-2000.
S' tfc 9/2"
Mexico Beach mobile home lot for rent
tn quiet park. Call 648-8201. tfc 9/ r'

Apartments and Homes for Rent: One to
3 bedroom apartments. duplexes. and
homes for rent in Mexico Beach.
Furnished and unfurnished. Call
Parker Realty at 850-648-5777 for more
information. tfc 9/2,

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


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
Laundr' faclities .
Mn. Blinds
On-sile Management
S 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
(- Voice/TTY Access L"-l
(352) 472-3952 l*T
tfc 9/2

For Rent
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
(850) 639-2722
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
*.Laundry facilities
On-site Mahagement
S Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952 MD 0
tfc 10/7

Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent.. No
pets. 1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 9/2
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 9/2
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, Port St. Joe. Affordable housing'
for the elderly and the .handicapped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient. const.. stove & refrig.. fur-
nished. fully carpeted. 1 bdrm.. apts. on
site Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.Call.
229-6353 for' more, information. NOW
Trailer at Overstreet with washer &
dryer, $250. Call 648-5306. tfc 9/23
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch, carport &
laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stOve, fully carpeted. No
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hookup.
Call 229-6777 alter 7 p.m. tfc 9/2

2-Family Yard Sale: Oct. 8th & 9th. Frit.
8:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m., Sat. 7:00 a.m. -
3:00 p.m. 209 Highroller Dr., off
Bryant's Landing Rd. Clothes, house-
hold items, plants, & misc. ltp 10/7
Moving Sale: Sat., Oct. 9th, 7:00 a.m.
until, 2011 Juniper Ave., Port St. Joe.
Clothes, toys, household items, etc. .....7
Gigantic Multi-Family Garage Sale: 309 -
6th St., Port St. Joe. 8:00 12:00, Sat.,
Oct. 9th. ltp 10/7
Family Yard Sale: Sat., Oct. 9th, 8:00
1:00. 426 Ling St., Highland View. Lots
of women and mens clothes size med. &
Irg. Lots of misc. and household items.
Itp 10/7

Reservationist/Receptionist to work
full or .part-time. Computer skills a
must! Some bookkeeping would be
desirable. Call Thompson-Rish Realty
227-9600. tfc 10/7
Carpenters and laborers needed for job
in Apalachicola. EOE,' Drug Free
Workplace. Apply at the job site trailer,
137 12th St,, Apalachlcola. Itc 10/7
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is seek-
ing an.independent contractor to read
electric. meters in its Bayou George,
Fountain. Sand Hills and Ebroservice,
areas. Pleasesubmit your proposal to
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative, James,
Tharpe, P.O. Box 8370, Southport,,,FL
32409, including qualifications and
familiarity '1th the area by' Tuesday,.
October 12, 1999. 4:30 p.m., For more
-nformation. please call James Tharpe
at 800-568-3667 or 850-265-3631 ....io7
Full time,' housekeeper. Experience
preferred, but will tratn. Apply in person
at the Apalachicola River Inn. 123
Water St. No phone calls please. 1tc 10'7

Saturday Only! 2-Family Yard Sale Oct.
9th, 221 Angelfish St., Highland View.
Also includes Chevy truck parts, itp 10/7
Yard Sale: Fri. & Sat., Oct. 8th & 9th,
7:00 a.m. until. Lots of iterri, 509 3rd
St., Port St. Joe. tp, 10/7
lor the first Pcrt St.Joe Marina Flea
(Boating, Fishing, Scuba, Cruising,
Sailing) Saturday, November 13th. To
reserve your space, call 227-9393. -. no0
Yard Sale: Sat., Oct. Pth, 8:60 CT until.
1100: N. 15th St., ,Mexico Beach.
Antiques, tools, & lots of misc.' Rain
cancels. I ; tp .10/7
Garage Sale: Sat., Oct. 9th,,8:00 2:00.
2021 Marvin Ave. 3 fatnilies, lots of good
stuff: 11tc10/7
Yard Sale: Sat., Oct. 9th, 8:00-12:00
ET, 8003 Alabama Ave., St. Joe Beach.
Bikes, toys, household items, etc. Itc 10/7
Garage Sale/Flea Marlet, Fri:, Sat. and
Sun., 7:00 a.m. until ?, 4000 N. Hwy.
71, Wewahitchka. Flea Market. space
available. 639-9222. 8tc 9/9

The Gulf County School Board is rece'iv-
ing applications for Teacher (2 posi-
tionp); Teacher on Special, Assign-
ment (1 position); -and Finance I (1
position). Persons having applications
on file in the School Board Office and
wishing to be considered for this posi-
tion must request to have their applica-
tions submitted. Application form and
job description are available at the
school board office or see application at
www.gulf.kl2.fl.us. Completed applica-
tions should be, sent to Ms. Sara Joe
Wooten, Director, Gulf County School
Board, 150 Middle School Rd., Port St.
Joe, FL 32456. Application deadline for
the teaching positions is October .12,
1999 at noon, E.D.T.; the deadline for
Finance I position is October 15, 1999
at noon, E.. D. T. The Gulf" County
School Board is an equal: opportunity
employer. Itc 10/7
Need licensed salesperson, experience
in south Gulf County' preferred. Call
Tom at Tom Todd Realty. 227-1501 ..

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For Sale: Clothing racks,,lighted glass
display case, cash register, copier and.
other store fixtures. Call 227-3224 leave
message. ,. 3tp 10/7
Power Rider exercise machine, like new,
paid $300. Firms stomach, thighs &
hips. Information video included, $125.
Call 6747-407 I. 2tp 10/7
2 twin beds w/maple headboards, like
new, $300; maple table w/6 chairs,
$25; sofa sleeper, $50; and misc. Call
648-8933. Itc 10/7



Jeff Wood 227-1559

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

* Residential sCustom Wood
* commercial *Industrial
A 8 R Fence
Fencing and Concrete Work
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o0 Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
STermite Treatments Restaurant Motel'
SFlea Control *Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment/
. ci Eu.oi i oD')i F :,CO Construction Sites
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"Serving the Entire Area"
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Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products.

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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
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Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229

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


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On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week

Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus 'Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
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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!
Installation Pump-Out Repair

COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens,
fair prices. Home 229-8104, bus. 229-
6803. tfc 9/2

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

C. J.'s tLawn
/ will work for you.
Licensed and Insured Serving
Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach, Port
St. Joe and Wewahitchka
Clyde Sanford (85,0) 648-8492

RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs *
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"Where Quality Is Higher Than Price"-

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tfc 9/2

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Sa 1 l J Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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S: 9/2

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Fine ca rpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fenced
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Nursery keeper for church, in
Wet.ahltchka. 3 nights a week, mini-
mum oi" 2 hours. Call 639-5623, leave
message. References required. ltc 10/7
C W. Roberts, Inc. nowv hiring experi-
enced heavy equipment operators,
truck drivers, and laborers. Compen-
Live pay. good benefits. Apply at Hv.y
20 East, Hosford, FL. DFWP. EOE.....
Licensed Electricians Wanted: Needed
for local commercial and' industrial
wbrk. Top pay 816.00 to 819.30 plus
famn-ly health care and retirement pro-
%-ided at no cost to employees. Imme-
diate openings. For Tallahassee areas.;
call Calvin 850-575-2528. For Panama
City areas, call Eddie 850-522-8899..'.-
Front Desk/Office Help Wanted:
Afternoon/evening hours; must have
computer knowledge. Please: call
Apalachicola River Inn, 850-653-81,39.
Wanted: Reliable person to do garden-
ing type yard work. Mowing not
required. Shrub trimming, weeding,
mulching, and various yard chores
needed for several homes. Call Fantasy
Properties, 648-5146. 2tc 9/30
Now hiring part-time Medical Assistant
or CNA for a busy medical clinic. Drug
free workplace. EOE. Call 229-8979,
ask for Angel or Robbin. 3tc 9/23
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The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will be accepting appli-
cations for the position of Laborer with
the Gulf County Mosquito Control/Solid
Waste Department. Applications will be
received, at the Gulf County Mosquito
Control Department, 1001 Tenth Street,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456; (850) 227-1401;
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. -
4:00 p.m. EDT. Applications will be
received until 4:00 p.m., EDT on
Thursday, October 11, 1999. If you
have any questions,, you may contact
Solid Waste Director Joe Danford at
(850) 227-3696.
Gulf County enforces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy: arid is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. 2tc 9/30
Pest control technician needed. Will
train right person. Call 22'9-8720 or
apply at 32 1B Re d Ave., Port St. Joe....

much-, loved and treasured dog. Very
small (4 lbs.) Yoikshire Terrier named
"Tiny". Hair is cut short and she has no,
teeth. She has been part of our family
for over 12 years and we need your help
to get her back. We only just arrived
here in Mexico Beach this week and we
lost her the first day which was the 1st
of October. We're from Ne Jersey and
we need to find her before we have to go
back home. If you have seen her, -please
call us at, 647-9259 or leave message on
the answering machine at 64,--4877.
Tom and Kathy Brittlngham 4tp 10/7

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Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
$2.00 for each additional week, plus 5<
for each additional word per week. Call
227-1278 o0 place yours.
_ Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP

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Used Restaurant Equipment: Gas fry-
ers, grills, ranges, convection ovens,
alto shaam prime rib ovens, ice makers,
Hobart slicers and mixers, reach-in
refrigerators and freezers, sandwich
units, walk-in coolers and freezers,
refrigerated base work tops, display
cases, s/s tables, sinks, hoods and
more. We buy and sell. Call 850-785-
1568. ltc 10/7
Queen size sleeper, sofa w/love seat,
excellent cond., $350. Call 229-2444...,.
Gina the Clown is available for birthday
parties. Magis, face painting, balloons
and games. Or have your party at Slice
and Ice in Mexico Beach. Party room
includes-clown show, pizza, drinks and
ice cream. No fuss no muss. Call 850-
648-4772. 4tp 10/7
Sofa & loveseat, $100. Contact Petula
229-6563. ltp 10/7
HAY FOR SALE, $3.00 a bale. Call 639-
2652. 8tp9/16
1984 Toyota Truck 4X4; lift kit, good big
tires, $3,500; truck camper, $450;
Moped, $250; Coachman 24 ft. camper,
needs work, $650; Yamaha motorcycle
275cc, $350; Belgium made o-u
Browning shot gun, $750. Call for info.
697-3300, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.ltc10/7
Florida State season tickets for sale.
Have 2 tickets for each game, Wake
Forest and Maryland. Call 227-1392..,
Used furniture .for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., Port St. Joe.

Yamaha generators. 1.0 kw to 12 kw
gas & 6.5 kw diesel. Up to $150 rebate
on certain units through 11/30/99.
Financing available. No money down.
Marquardt's Marina, Hwy. 98, Mexico
Beach, 850-648-8900. tfc 9/2
Oak dining table with four rolling swiv-
el chairs. Call 229-7000. 4tc 9/30
8'x8' all wood children's playhouse,
$500. Call 227-9754. tfc 9/2
Lucky dog? Lucky cat? They will be with
your pet food (or cash) donation to the
animal shelter. 227-1103 10tp 9/02
AVON serving Tyndall, the beaches and
Port St. Joe. Susan. 648-4625. tfc 9/2
1993 Destiny, 14'X60', 3BR/iBA w/
deck, kitchen appliances. Set up in
park. $10,000, OBO. Call 648-4615.-.o,.

Mobile home sale,, in .Wewahitchka.
Owner finance, no credit chdck, 3 bed-
room, 1 1/2 bath, 14' wide, small down
payment, great terms. HURRY!, 784-
2087. t ...fc 9/2

Female Red Heeler puppy, 3 months
old. Free to good home. Call 639-3877.
ltc 10/7

Boxers for sale: 2 inales and 1 female,
229-9482, call for more info. tfc 9/9
Need temporary foster home for beauti-
ful dog; all feed furnished. Choice of'.
breeds. Call 227-1103. lOtp 9/02/
Chihuahua and Jack Russell pups,
$250 each. Call 648-5306. tfc 9/2

SAVE BEFORE Y2KI Lots for sale fif'
White City. Call 850-643-5381.tfc 10/7;
2 lots on Dead Lakes, 10 miles N ofl
Wewahitchka. Call David 227-1125.....,,
Large log home in Wewahitchka on 3
lots, under appraised value. Call 639-
2511. 5tc9/30
For Sale By Owner: 1 parcel of land on
Palmetto Dr., Overstreet. For info. 'call
648-5094 ,4tp 9/30

1 story house with 3BR/ 1BA, 'living
room, kitchen, family room, & laundry
room. 1.506 square feet of gross living
area. Site area 2.036 acres. Location Rt.
2 in rural area In Blountstown..FL.'For
more Information, call St. Jpe
Papermakers FCU 850-227-1156, ask
f6r Debbie or Tamara. 2tc.9/30

2BR/2BA 2-story home across from
.beach, $179,000. Call 647-9214. tfc 9/2

Triplex-606 Woodward Ave. Port St. Joe,'
good rental income, all units 2BR/ 1BA,
all units rented, $75,000. Call 334-678-
7661. 4tc 9/23.
524 3rd St., Port St. Joe, 3BR/2BA liv-
ing room, dining room, laundry room,
large patio, cent. h/a, large fenced yard
w/2 pecan trees, storage shed, well &.
.pump, $60,000. Call 334-678-7661 ,Asi
For Sale By Owner: 52'x24 3BR/2BA
doublewide mobile home on 75'x150',
lot, 1 1/2 blocks from gulf in St. Joe
Beach. Wood decking front & back, new
roof, & 12'x12' storage shed. Excellent
condition. Appraised at $65,000 asking
$62,500. Call 647-3111 or 647-8980...
5 1/2 acres for sale in 5-acre Farms in.
Wewahitclhka. Has a pond, trailer and
septic. $20,000. Call 850-639-3742.3i9 .
For Sale By Owner: 14'x70" mobile
home 2 blocks from beach, corner lot,
$68,000. Call 229-6961. tfc,9/2.
Lots for sale in Port St. Joe. Four lots
corner of Palm Blvd. and 19th St. High
and dry, no fill needed. Will sell all or
split. Call Phil 227-2112 days or 229-
8409 nights. tfc 9/2

For sale in Wewa. Single wide trailer,
screen porch, utility room, shady lot,
some financing: $24,500. 639-5920.
tfc 9/2

Lovely 3BR,2BA brick ranch in Gulf
Aire Subdivision. Only steps from pri-
vate pool and beach, $189,000. Call,
647-9369. tic 9/2

Are you looking for your tropical par-
adise? Then this is the home for you.
This southern 'paradise is located in a
quiet neighborhood within walking dis-
tance to the beach. Most beautiful land-
scaping in area. Must seel Accented
with palm trees, crepe myrtles & wil-
lows. Plant lover's paradise! Fenced
yard w/privacy fence. 6 year old home,
3BR/2BA, living room, kitchen. 2 1/2
car garage w/workshop, cent. heat &
air, attic fan, stone fireplace, ceiling
fans in every room, all appliances
included. Many extras. Home has cap-
tured that southern look. $175,000.
414 Arizona Dr., Mexico Beach, FL. Call
850-648-5994. 4tc 9/23
2123 Grouper Ave.; Highland View,, 3
bdrm. mobile home. Shady corner lot,
cent. h/a, new septic, $29,900. Owner
agent. Call 647-9358 tfc 9/2
Home for sale %dth I acre in Honeyville.
3BR/1BA, "large screened porch, large
workshop. cent. h/a. Asking 945,000.
Call 639-3534 after 7:00 p.m. 6tc 9/2
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 orly. 229-6411 tic 9/2
Trade Key Largo house-ocean. canal. 3
bedroom. 3 bath for San Bias gulf front
house. 305-852.5312. tic 9/2

By Owner: 3BR/1BA block home
w/vinyl siding, Juniper Ave., near
schools. Family room, extra kitchen,
cent. heat/AC, carport, 40' workshop/'
shed ,12'x24' utility shed, satellite dish,.
.auto sprinkler system, fenced back,
yard. $75,000. Call 229-6070. tfc 9/21
A nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. double wide.
mobile home, on 75x150 lot in quiet-
neighborhood on St. Joe Beach, asking
$55,000. Call 647-3292. tic 91/2

Roommate wanted: professional, nonj
smoking, no pets, no kids, to share 3,
bedroom house. Call 229-2624. tfc 9/2!
Hdoked on Phonics math prograrr,."C'll
229-9656. 2tp lP/71

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Will babysit in my home 5 days a week,
Mon.-Fri., 7:30-6:00. Call 647-3756.
Margaret Presswood
Independent Beauty Consultant
58 Hwy, 98, Mexico Beach, FL
(850) 648-4896 ,
The Antenna Man
Professional repair and service of your
antenna and satellite systems.
Installation, replacement, upgrading,
moving locations. Get the TV you
deserve the way you want.it. Licensed
and certified installer.
229-6782 Robert Wands
Trim and finish, decks, interior & exterior
painting, sheetrock & ceiling texture.
All types of carpentry work
Insured Over 25 years experience
(850) 227-7388

A Catherine L. Collier
Indepetident Sales
S211Allen Memorial Way
Port St. Joe
Av0 (850) 229-6460

S Chris'Appliance
Repair Service
477 Ponderosa Pines Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Owner: Chris Acree
Pager: 335-0785
Office: 227-1402
tfc 10/7

New, Remodeling Rewire or Repair
No Job Too Small
We do it flst-We'll do it right
UC# ER001Ol040 Tim Maestri

'Tlionsm..t:.on Senrice Owner. David Gainous
OI Cha'r..Ei.g.ne O.erhajl'
Complete Automotive Services
643 Dolphin Si, Hrghland View
Port St. Joe, FL 32d56
Phone 1850) 227-7514 Mobile (850) 227 5072
Independent Beauty Consultant
105 Yaupon St. Port St. Joe;, FL
"America's Best Selling Brand"

Free Estimates RF0066770


OIL, a
oI MU M.z I
Bob McDonald 850-639-2942
RR0067101 Anytime
ood Work Doesn t Cost,
A P4 IItPays,
Brush Chipping, Stump Grinding
Sand Logging INSURED,
6924 Alabama Avenue *'
Port St. Joe
Charles Tipton

Hanging Baslels Evergreens
Annuals Assorted Trees
Salt-Tolerant Ornamentals
Grounds Covers & MIuch Morel

706 First Street Port St. Joe, FL 227-21 1 2

Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeepi

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


Pressure Cleaning Home, Deck or
Carport Tree Cutting & Trimming
Lawn Cutting
t fc9/16

Freddie Capps

1 .f Charles Branch .
(850) 648-8632

Satellite Service
(, i,3 G ,r0lgi.ll AveliL Call'(850) 647-3171
Port mt Jue FL 3245, Cel (850) 899-1061

. Sales & Inslallations

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

Michael Heatherly

Interior & Exterior
Husband & Wife Team
15 years Neat & Clean
Local References
P. 0. Box 23, Port St. Joe

(850) 229.-8778

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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 & Remodeling Construction

Mize PHluimRhriig. Glass & Suipp1ig, Inc.
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL tic. #CF-C057220, RGOO51008, ER00 116 18
520-E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885

r Carpet Country
Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405

Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and Auto and
Recreational Vehicle Interiors.

639-2942 227-5986


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


Keep Your Investment Looking -,
Clean S N&e I
Mildew Removal
Quality Work Reasonable Prices
Commercial Residential Fully
From Small to Big Jobs, We Hlave tihe
Experience and Equipment to Handle All
Your Pressure Cleaning Need's!
850 647-2606
Pager: 1-877-831-7769 ,
Matthew Scoggins, Owner ..
108 Windsong Ct
St. Joe Beach, FL 32456 ,

Computer Accouinting, Setup &. Maintain Books ;;
Legal Transcription, Medical Transcription
227-4102 Voice Mail 229-7004 Dictation & Fax


806 Garrison Avenue (850) 227-3641'
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Mobile (850) 227-6105

Jerry's This and That
Antiques Collectables Used Furniture TV's Appliance"
2457 Hwy. 71 North JERRY or JANE KEEL
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 (850) 639-4172,

S(850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contrqctor
t e 1, Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-OO67199 '


Residential Commercial Industrial
Greg Berry, President Call Toll Free
*Lifelong Resident* 1-877-751-7663 (roof)
RCO051450 RCOOe7284 local (50) 79-788
or local (850) 769-788







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Pet Stains Free Estimates

(850) 227-5098 or 229-9663



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