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: June 29, 2000
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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Kicking Sand At Commission
Meeting Details on Page 3A
U-Boats In The Gulf Page ic
GC Dixie Boys in District Play
Siats on Page 8A
45 Candidates Qualify By
Petition Who?? Page 3A
Law Enforcement Reports
County & Cily-Page 7A
Obituaries Page 48
Timmons and Moore Take
Raw Bar Tourney
Photos & Story on Page I B
PSJHS 1st Day of School
Celebration Invitation
See Plans on Page 6A

Saturday. July 1st will open
scallop season as usual. However.
with the low spat (scallop larvae)
count from last fall and the early
part of this year. scallop harvests
ing doesn't look promising. The
gi recent spat count has been zero
to 10 in October and November of
1999, five in December of 1999
and zero in January of 2000.
The main reason for the low
counts is believed to be red tide.
which swept into St. Joseph Bay
dunng the scallops' main spawn-
ing season (August through
September) and caused the repro-
duction of scallops to seriously
When asked for a preview on
this year's scalloping, Eckley
Sander of Presnell's Bayside
Marina & RV Resort said. "Not
good." Some have been located in
front of the marina, but while a lot
of local scallopers have been
scouting St. Joseph Bay in prepa-
ration for the season. very few
scallops have been spotted.
: One return scalloper has
been out twice in recent days and
Aaid he located about two dozen,
scallops: a few of the laige ones
are hold-overs from last year.
-These are the worst reports
We've had since I've been here,"
Sander said. He has lived ip the
area for about six years.
If you 'do plan to scallop this
season, the following information
inay be helpful:
*The bag limit, is two gallons of
whole bay- scallops in the shell,
per person, per day.'

Three Days of Festivities Slated

Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, and Wewahitchka Have Big Plans

Piate T 1nva whole family!
Pirates to I vade All throughout the afternoon
Frank P ~ate Park there will be food booths, games
Frank Patie oPark- including a seed spittii'. contest,
sack race and a three-legged race
On Monday. July 3, at 4;00
p.m., Port St. Joe will have its tra- ,
ditional Independence Day cele- e G_
bration, complete with food,
games,. fireworks-and pirates! O
At 7:00 p.m., for the first time
ever In the area, an authentic

pirate ship will be anchoring in St.
Joseph Bay and a. mock pirate
attack will be staged on the shore
of Frank Pate Park? There will also
be many various activities accom-
panying the pirate's arrival on
shore. The pirates will be attempt-
ing to take Frank Pate Park by
force, but It Is suspected that they
will be met with sufficient opposi-
tion and will return to their ship
In time for the fireworks display.
This pirate show will be one-of-a-
kind and is a must see for the

and live music.
A soon as
works will light

nighttime falls
9:00 p.m.) lire-
up the sky-and

this year's display is reported .to
be the biggest held to date!
s { There are 20 :seats on the
a pirate ship available from which
1 o view the fireworks. The cost is
320 each.
Attention Veterans:
Veterans are extended a spe-
cial invitation and will be honored
during the day's activities.
This event is sponsored by the
l-lerchants Association of Port St.
%. Joe and the Gulf County Tourist
Development Council. and the
pity of Port St. Joe.

MVIexieo Beach
Once again, Mexico Beach will
Post its "Best Blast on the Beach."
JThis year, the community will
hostt a two-day celebration begin-
'Ining dSaturday, July 1, through
oSunday evening, July 2. The fire-
works, some of the Forgotten

Coast's most spectacular, will be
shot from a barge at a central
location in Gulf waters. Plans are
also underway to run trolleys on
Sunday, July 2.
Schedule of Events
Saturday. July 1
7:00 a.m.-Sandy Shoes 5k
Walk/Run; begins at the corner,.of
15th Street and Highway 98; t-
shirts for all participants: trophies
for the winners: $10.00.enLry fee.
9:30 a.m.-Children's Fishing
Tournament at. Canal Park; par-
ticipant ribbons for everyone, tro-
phies for winners; children 12 and
under; bait provided; longest fish
wins: no entry fee.
7:00 p.m.-Sunset Park
beach party (next to the El Gover-
nor Motel): live entertainment:
ACME Rhythm & Blues.
Sunday, July 2
Just after dark-"Best Blast

on the Beach" fireworks display.
For more Information. call 1-888-
723-2546 or 648-8196 (locally).

The City of Wewahitchka is
pleased to announce the Fourth of
July festivities, held on'July 4th,
this year will be moved to T.L.
James Park and will be much big-
ger than in previous years. The
fireworks display will be at least'
twice as large as last year.
The city is planning a variety
of activities, something for all
ages. There will be arts and crafts,-
children's planned activities such
as a watermelon walk. greasy pole
climb, hula hoop contests. and
other games: food booths: music
and a street dance following the
fireworks display. Call 639-2605
for more information.

Gulf Scores Well

On FCAT Tests

Gulf County Superintendent
of Schools Jerry Kelley was proud
to announce the FCAT reading.
writing, and math scores which
were released Monday (June
26th) to school districts.
Kelley stated that Gulf
County students improved in
every grade and area tested under
FCAT: fourth grade reading, fifth
grade math. eighth grade math
and reading, and tenth grade
'" ath and reading. The? new-wayof, .
testing and reporting scores
includes 100%o of Gulf County
students in the grades tested.
Not only did Gulfs students
improve, but students across the
state have improved on the test.
FCAT scores are part of the for-
mula used to help determine
grades for schools and the possi-
bility of students being eligible for
the voucher program in the case
of poor performing schools.
Education Commissioner
Tom Gallagher announced last
week that no Florida students will
be eligible for the voucher pro-
gram because of increased perfor-
Gulf .schools' writing scores
improved to 72% of the fourth
grade testing at or above Level 3.
91% of the eighth' grade tested
Level 3 or above, and 87% of the'
county's tenth, graders.'
Last year, all Gulf County
schools graded out at "C" except
for Port St. Joe Middle School
which graded at "B".

Kelley said he expects those
school grades to either remain the
same or improve for each count
school as the new grades are fac-
tored into the placement formula.
He also pointed out that the test
had identified a few areas of con-
cern that will be addressed in
future efforts.
New individual school grades
will probably be released within
the week.
......ContihueoUa iTmprovement Is-
not an easy talk to accomplish.
Parents, teachers, students, and
administrators must have acade-
mic improvement as a common
goal. Looking at the track record
for FCAT improvement, it is evi-
dent that student achievement
has been the focal point of every-
one," Kelley said.
Individual student scores
have not been received by the dis-
trct. Parents will be notified as
soon as the results are received.
Individual school scores may
be assessed by going to the DOE
home page or by contacting your
school's principal. Superinten-
dent Kelley says, "Don't be sur-
prised if the school staff talks
your ear off. They are extremely
proud of their students- and
.teachers and so.is everyone
F AT Norm-Referenced
Test Results Received
The Florida Department of

*At no time can you possess more
than 10 gallons of whole bay scal-
lops in the shell, or half a gallon of
bay scallop meat aboard any ves-
sel. 'r-egardle'ss'of 1tef- nfamber of
people that may be aboard the
*Bay scallops shall only be har-
vested by hand, or by the use of
a landing or dip net. Trawls, drags
and dredges are strictly prohibit-
*If you are required to have a fish-
ing license to fish, you are
required to have a fishing license
to harvest scallops. The only
exception to the license require-
ment is if you are a Florida resi-
dent wading in not more than
four feet of water, and are not
using any type of breathing device
(including mask or snorkel) to aid
-in floating the scallops.
eIf purchased through the county
tax collector's office, Florida resi-
dents can expect to pay 813.50
for a one year saltwater fishing
license, or they can pay 811.50
for a 10 day permit.
*Non-residents can purchase a
three day license for $6.50, a
seven day license for $16.50, or
an annual license for $31.50.
*Licenses can also be purchased
through a subagent. such as a
marina, convenience store, or
tackle shop.
*You need flares, sound-making
devices, floats, and divers-down
flags if you are using any type of

(See SCALLOPS on Page 3A)

Georgia resident Allie Cowen cleans a scallop harvested while boat-
ing out of Presnell's Bayside Marina.last year oon the 4th of July.

S.O. Seized "Sco-op
According to Gulf County U.S. Customs agents, and Port St.
Sheriff Frank McKeithen, a Port 'Joe Police Department officers.
St. Joe business owner was served a search warrant on the
arrested last week and charged business.

with possession of 'GBL." GBL,
also known as Gamma Batvric
Lactone, is the main ingredient of
"GHB," or more commonly called
"Scoop." GBL is considered a
schedule II controlled substance.

Thirty-two ounces of GBL was
seized after sheriffs deputies,

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Arrested and charged with
felony charges was 61-year-old
J.D, Overstreet, of Mexico Beach.
Sheriff McKeithen said scoop-
also known as the "date rape"
drug-has had little effect on Gulf
County. However, within the past
several months, several cases
involving scoop have surfaced:.
'"We're certainly not immune
to this drug, and as long as drugs
exist, people are going to find it
and try it, regardless of the size of
the city or county," stated Sheriff
"I don't want to mislead peo-
ple and try to make them think we
don't have drugs. We do. But we
are going to try and stay on top of
it as long as we can," added
Overstreet was released after
posting a $5,000 bond.
Beware Downtown
Travelers & Boaters
Due to the fireworks being
held on Monday, July 3rd, at
Frank Pate Park, Cecil G. Costin
Sr. Boulevard, west of Baltzel
Avenue, will be closed to traffic
from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m.,
according to a press release from
the Port St. Joe Police
The boat ramp at the end of
Cecil G. Costin Sr. Boulevard
(Highway 71) will also be closed
during this time period. Please be
sure that if you launch your boat
from this location that you return
in time to trailer your boat and be
out of the area before 7:30 p.m.

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SThe flats of St. JosephI Bay make a priiua breeding ground for the succulent, tasty morsels.

Supt. Kelley proudly displays Gulfs MATA scores Tuesday afternoon.


The Star


Old Glory .

Still Flying Strong

I am the flag of the United States of America.
I wasp conceived
in the dreams of lib-

was designed by
the hands of
Betsy Ross, and
her sewing bas-
ket was my cra-
dle. Though I
was never an
orphan, I was
adopted by the
ao Continental
Congress in 1777 and
Proclaimed the national
Semblem ofsad ation newly born on this continent,
fighting valiantly for survival and destiried to bring to all
mankind a new concept of life, liberty, and the pursuit of
I have been many places and seen many things. I have
witnessed every event of American history. I was there when
they fired the shot heard 'round the world. I was there in the
late twilight at Fort McHenry and inspired Francis Scott Key
to write the immortal "Star Spangled Banner",, now our
national anthem.
I saw Molly Pitcher take the cannon swab from the hands
of her dead husband and help carry on the fight for freedom.
I felt the biting cold at Valley Forge, and gave warmth and
comfort to General Washington and his tired and hungry
Continental Army.
I rode with Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys. I
saw the signal that started the midnight ride of Paul Revere.
I was flown above the decks of Old Ironsides, and from
the masts of the Yankee and China Clippers.
I blazed the trail with Daniel Boone and Davy .Crockett. I
led the settlers going West, and crossed Death Valley in a
covered wagon.
I was carried through the Halls of Montezuma to the
shores of Tripoli by the United States Marines. Once I fell to
the ground at Custer's Last Stand, and there wereno living
hands left to pick me up.
I galloped up the slopes of San Juan Hill with Teddy
Roosevelt and the Rough Riders of the United States Cavalry.
I stayed with the boys until it was over, over there, and on
the battlefields of the Marne, St. Michael, and the Argonne
Forest. I saw many of the young men of our nation fall and
lie still in death. They had given their last- full measures of
devotion. The war was over for them forever; and I kept my
lonely vigil over their.graves and stayed to watch the poppies
grow amid the crosses, row on row, on Flanders Field. I was
raised by five brave men during the Battle of Iwo Jima.
I waved farewell to the four immortal chaplains who went
down with their ship, having given their life jackets to others
on the ship. I landed with our troops at Anzio, I was with
those who went up Pork Chop Hill. I was in Korea, and in the
rice patties of Vietnam. .:
I introduced Saddam Hussein to the Desert Storm. I even
went to the moon with the astronauts, and I stand there as
a reminder of the Yankee determination to catch and pass
any nation that tries to out do my people.
I am many things to many people. I am an inseparable
link in the chain that binds men to God and country; each
link welded in the fires of purity by the hands of God,
.Himself. And because I am on the side of God, the godless
would destroy me, but they dare not, because I am protect-
ed by the mighty land armies of the nation, the powerful and
deadly fleet of the Navy and the screaming eagles of the Air
Force, watching and waiting to sweep down and destroy any-
thing that would harm me.
To some, I am yesterday, today, and tomorrow; to others, I

Hunker Down With Kes by Kesley Colbe

All the Snakes Are Not in the Church

Last time we were talking a lit-
tle skinny guy was fixing to hand
me an eight foot, one hundred and
ten pound, angry rattlesnake. It
was 1961 and we were 'bout fifteen
rows back at the Shiloh Road
Independent Baptist Church. That
snake was a'raring to get one of his
five or six fangs into my bottom lip.
I was trying to impress on yqu

there are certain times when you
cut through all the false pretenses.
rhetoric, religious "practices."
Bible interpretations, and holy
smolly stuff-and go right to the
Isn't life amazing! Before I can
finish my. snake example on the
folly of administratingg" on spiritu-
al matters the blame Supreme
Court of the United States of
America goes one up on me!
They voted that some high
school in Texas can't have prayer
before a football game.
Let me tell you something, it's
pretty obvious that none of those
justices ever suited up against the

am a glorious child, to some a grand old man or
a most gracious lady. I have several names. I am
called "The Red, White and Blue," "The Star-
Spangled Banner," "The Stars and Stripes," but I
am most commonly known by a nickname given
me by an old sea captain, who'called me "Old
I have not changed much In my 200 years. I'
still have my original, 13 stripes, but, as each
state came into the union, a newstar was proud-
ly added to the constellation of mly blue field. It
started with 13 stars; now there are 50.
Many more things I would like to tell you, but
we haven't time. However, I do want,to see you
again. I am easy to find. I am everywhere, I am
in the hopes of the poor, in the mansions of the
rich, in Independence Hall with the Declaration

Huntingdon High Mustangs!
One year they beat us 56 to 6.
They sent word over that they were
mad because we scored, and
they'd really "take care of us next
year." That little team from
Westv-ew went down and played
them my freshman year and they
never came back! I'm telling you,
the Huntingdon High Mustangs
did not put their pants on like
everyone else!!! They did a double
back flip and flew into them
We didn't have but eighteen
guys on the varsity. .It took
Huntingdon fifteen minutes to run
everybody they had out on the field
for the pre-game warm up! Bruiser

of Independence and the Liberty Bell, I am in the
White House with the President, I am in all the
churches, cathedrals and synagogues, In the
Council of the Boy and Girl Scouts of America, in
all the schools where they pledge allegiance to
m e. \ : ...
I draped the caskets of duir nation's heroes,.
borne to their last resting place; the caskets of
presidents, generals, admirals, humble privates
and the Unknown Soldier. Wherever- free men
gather, wherever there is justice, equality, faith,
hope, charity, truth or brotherly love, there too,'
am 1.
May history never write my obituary, f6o.I am
the Stars and Stripes FOREVER.
-Author Unknown

Shotton was playing fullback lor
'em. I remembered him from the.
year before. He was as big as the.
side of a house. And he'd get to
that off tackle hole with evil intent.
in his heart. He didn't run around
nobody. He'd look you up arid'
stomp you in the ground if he got'
the chancel
That crazy Buddy Wiggleton
told him when they were coming
out on the field that I had been
seeing his girlfriend behind, his
Do.you reckon, I was thinking
about some high court and the
"legalities" of the matter when we
bowed our heads?
I've got some news for you; the
Supreme Court . ain't
supreme .
I was straining every ear I had
as Brother Findley Cody movedkto
the microphone. It didn't matter
that he was a Presbyterian. And to
be perfectly honest, I wasn't infer-
ested in that part about blessing
the fans, watching over .the folks
as they traveled home, the good
day that the Lord had made or the
sportsmanship part-I was waiting
for that "protecting the partici-
pants" clause
I believed! And I needed it! Aid
I took comfort in it!
And I lived to see the morning
A sportswriter for one of the.
daily papers in our area defended
the ruling, saying that prayer
"might offend" someone. First of
all, you could tell by the picture
this guy had never "suited up"ifor
any sport. He'd never one time in
his whole life been shalayled by) a
six foot-six, 240 pound fullback
who had mayhem, in his heart and
thunder in his thighs. "Offending"
someone minutes before you're
about to go eyeball to eyeball (they
had iron knots and spears sticking
out of their big bucket heads) with
the Huntingdon High Mustangs
was the last thing on your mind ,..

"Offending" ain't as important
as "surviving"! ,
This "sportswriter" went on to
say that we ought to save God for
the "big stuff." I'd like to ask the
guy just exactly which aspect of'an
individual's life is it that God is not
interested in! Seems to me xirhat
we need today is a healthy dose of
more prayer. .
You look at some of the crazy
actions off the field by many of our
sports "heroes" in the last.ifew
years and-you wish they had lis-
tened to the, pre-game
,And' it goes way beyond the
playing field. I remember th-Ae
algebra tests in college'.I t was the
New Math. Listen, I never got wirid
of when they lost the old one! I did-
n't know my abscissa from 'my
Isosceles triangle, You talk about
praying for a "sine" from above I.

And 'I wasn't' alone. I taught

Another Death; It's the Time of Year to Enjoy theBirds

become a habit with this column
here lately.
First Jake Belin's, then Gene
Raffield's, and now Senator Pat
Thomas. They all came along a
week after the other and all
played an important role in the
life of our town.
Three important men in as
many weeks. I couldn't ignore any
of them. They were all good
friends of mine and of Port St.
Joe. They all played an important
role in the development of our
Pat was the State 'Senator
from our district for over 20
years. He was a resident of
Quincy where he went through
the motions of operating an
insurance agency.
He suffered from cancer for
several years; battling the disease
to a 'standstill several times,
before it finally got the better of

*' a


representative from Gadsden
County before he ran for and won
his extended career as Senator.
I published the Chattahoo-
chee News when he was running
for his term as representative and
became acquainted with him
through his campaign.
In later years, when Billy Joe
Rish was representative, he
became Senator and the two
became fast friends and adopted
the attitude that anything Gulf
County wanted; Gulf County got!
Pat spent a lot of time in Gulf
County on the beaches. He would
come every Easter and would

Written by Wesley Ramsey

always attend the Easter Sunrise
services here in Port St. Joe.
Port St. Joe has taken three
major hits through death here

MORE ON THE lighter side,
the humming birds are coming
back. I don't know whether they
are just coming through or com-
ing back to stay awhile. They are
here and dining from our feeder
where they are sucking up the
nectar. '
The butterflies took the hum-
ming birds' place at the feeder,
while they were gone to wherever
it is they go.

Neither the humming birds
nor the butterflies are songbirds,
but we have substitutes for these
For the past month, the tur-
tledoves have filled the air with
their cooooooo-ing. The mocking-
birds'have. kept the airways full of
their mating and nesting calls
around our house.

we have a clock in our Florida
room which lets out a different
bird call each hour on the hour.
The different calls, by the
hour, are: finch, American robin,
mockingbird, blue jay, house
wren, tufted titmouse, northern
oriole, mourning dove, black-
capped chickadee, northern car-
dinal, white-throated sparrow,
and the white-breasted nuthatch.
These bird-calls 'are all
I don't know where I would
get to hear some of them, because
they are not native to Florida. :but

they all have pleasing sounds.
The sounds of birds are
pleasing sounds with the advent
of spring. But now that it is offi-
cially summer ITuesday of this
week] they haven't .let up with
their singing, yet.,.
The 12 birds which. chime on
the hour will keep it up all sum-
mer long. and on into the winter. .

songbirds of spring and- summer.
Our outside yard cat makes
life. miserable for the mocking-
birds -nesting in our ligustrum
bushes, -our crepe myrtles and
various other bushes and shrubs
in our yard.
Our yellow cat stalks the
birds, trying to catch them for his
dinner. Frenchie feeds the cat
plenty of fancy canned food, too.
The cat even climbs the trees
in search of'nesting birds, but the,
birds elude it, or, in the case of.
the mocking birds, make life mis-
erable, pecking it on the nose..

The birds put on- a show 'out
in the yard 'each 'day. They'll
bathe in the yard sprinkler, 'g6t
ting a shower to start the day off
right.' ,
I can sit at the breakfast table
and watch two mockingbirds
square off at each. other in a due(.
They'll peck at each other and
hop around two or three times.
Then they'll charge at each other
with their beaks at ready to do
each other bodily harm or either
they're two birds of opposite sex,
determined to end up in the same
nest together.
They'll jouist for at least 10
minutes, back and forth.
There's a-nest or two, up in'
the oak tree under which they are
"arguing" and another nest in the
bushes which are growing in the
driveway entrance.
We have more birds this year
than we have ever had before. The
cat can hardly make up "its"
mind between the birds or the

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Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port Si, 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

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Phone (850) 227-1278


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

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Turtle Patrol Coordinator Kicks Sand in County's Face

As Gulf County crews made
their way to the Cape for beach
raking duties just prior to
Memorial Day weekend, they were
greeted with a surprise. The locks
on the county's gate and access
point at the Stumphole had been
changed-and furthermore they
were told they could not rake the
beaches in Gulf County without a
.special permit from the
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP).
This came as a surprise to the
county and was a topic of concern
during Tuesday's regular commis-
sion meeting.
Martha MaClaughlin spoke to
commissioners representing the
turtle patrol unit within the St.
Joseph Bay Aquatic Preserve,
which includes an area of the
Cape beaches. She accused the
county of ignoring state laws by
continuing to clean beaches with-
oiit having the proper permit.
County Chief Administrator
Don Butler and. Commissioner
Warren Yeager took the lead in
disputing MaClaughlin's claims.
In fact, they made it. plain
that beach, cleaning had not taken
place within the aquatic preserve,
since they had. verified that the
county did have to have the per-
'mit. Butler said he has made
application for the permit and
was waiting for DEP permitter Bill
Fokes to return from sick leave to
get an answer on the request.,
'The question then evolved to
Whether Gulf was continuing to-
clean beaches in other areas of
the county, without having-, yet
received the permit.
Commissioner Tommy Knox
told those present that beach

-FrIom Page
underwater breathing device
(including mask and snorkel).
-In spite of this year's dreary
outlook on scallops, the Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce,
will be sponsoring the fourth
annual St. Joseph Bay Scallop
Festival this year on September
S. Scallop season closes
September 10th again-this year.
If you have no luck with scal-
loping, you may want to try fish-
ing. The fish are reportedly plenti-
fiUl and the fishing is excellent: big
specs, pompano, flounder,- blue
fish, and a few reds are being
AV caught.
You may also want to keep in
mind the Saltwater Slam Fishing
Tournament at the Port St. Joe
Marina will be sponsored again
this year by the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce on
September 1-2. Weigh-ins will be_
on the 2nd.
SRegardless of your choice of
water recreation, plan ahead with
plenty of sunscreen, liquids and
sunshade, for .a safe day on the
If you have further questions
regarding scallop or fishing regu-
lations, you may call the Fish and
Wildlife Conservation .Commis-
sion, Northwest Florida Region at.


(From Page 2)
history for several years .
Danny Tankersley would come in
ever, test day with his',head
bb'wed, uttering,. "Our Father
which art in Heaven, Hallowed be
thy name ."
I never have understood all I
know about separation of church
and state. I've heard both sides of
the issue kicked around for years
and years. It's all kinda in the eyes
of who's handing out the hooey I
guess. I don't know about you, but
S I don't separate God from nothing!
I fully agree that we need to render
unto Caesar. But our eternal life is
riot depending on that "rendering"

I do. 1kow this with all my
heart, you can't legislate prayer. It
can't be overturned by a presiden-
tial veto. And it is absolutely, posi-
tively, in no way subject to judicial
i Man does riot have the ability
to set the parameters for Almighty
I wasn't thinking, worried,
concerned, or giving a flying hoot
about the Supreme Court, or any
decision that they might ever hand
down, when the skinny little feller
turned to me with a Holy smile and
extended the ever growing rat-
tlesnake. All the rules and regula-
tions that man had ever come up
with didn't amount to a hill of
beans at that particular junction of..
Smy life.

I eased my left hand toward
that reptile's throat and prayed the
prayer that God has been listening
to down through the ages, "Lord, if
you can't help me, then please,
don't help that snake!"
Living Proof

cleaning was continuing along St.
Joe Beach and would do so until
the state stopped the process.
During conversations with
Butler after the meeting, he noted
that Gulf County, DEP, and the
turtle patrol had been working
together under a mutual agree-
ment for several years.
That agreement allowed pub-
lic beach vehicular" access (only
where applicable) and beach
cleaning after turtle patrol units
made their morning rounds along
the beaches of Gulf County to
mark and document any new tur-"
tie crawls. Butler said the county
was continuing under that mutu-
al agreement unless the state
(DEP) instructed them to do oth-
DEP OK's Permit
Wednesday morning Butler
spoke with Bill Fokes (who had
only that day made it back from
sick leave) and 'discussed the
problem that had surfaced over
the permit issue. Fokes acknowl-
edged that the courity had made
the application and that the par-
ties had been working, closely
together on the issue.
Fokes finalized the permits
and faxed a copy to the county
Wednesday verifying that it was
issued. .. ,
With the permit issued. It
seems that the issue is now a
moot point, but there are still sev-
eral matters to be worked out.
Gulf County had been meet-
ing with members of the St.
Joseph Bay Aquatic Preserve
group, Eglin Air Force Base, and
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service in
an effort to draw up a beach light-
ing ordinance and a Habitat
Conservation Plan (HCP).
Butler explained that several
of the sticking points on those
issues have drug the negotiations
out for nearly two years.
Under the original draft pre-
sented to the county, several
requirements included were
things such as: no talking at night
on the beach; no flashlights; no
bonfires: placing light barricades
along portions of Highway 98
adjacent to the beach to block off
car lights; and, requiring home-
owners to reposition lamps away
from windows viewing the beach.
"I think they want to make an
example out of us," said
Commissioner WVarren Yeager.'" ll
do everything I can to protect the
environment, but I'll also fight for
the public's right to use the coun-
ty's beaches," he added.
Butler said he felt the county
was close to negotiating a "com-
mon sense" approach to the light-
ing ordinance. He noted that
DEP's figures for 1999 recorded
no turtle disorientation resulting
from bonfires, vehicles, lights,
talking on the' beach, or flash-
lights, anrd would hope the
groups could move forward with
the ordinance and. plan based 'on
the facts..
.Commissioner Yeager was
,disturbed that all these'restric-
tions were being thrown at Gulf

FCAT --From Page 1
Education also released the FCAT
norm-referenced (Stanford 9) test
results Monday. Since this is a
field test -to gather baseline data,
individual student scores were
not released. Only school and dis-'
" trict total scores were given.
The good news is that Gulf,
students again rose to the chal-
lenge and scored on or above the
state average in every grade.
Students in grades three through
'10 were tested in reading and
math only.
Scores reported below are the
percent of students scoring on or
above the 50 percentile:
*grade three scored 58% in
reading and 65% in math-the
state scores were 49% and 56%;
*grade four scored 62% read-
ing and 65% math-the state
scores were 56% and 57%;.
*grade five scored 45% read-
ing and 67% math-the state
scores were 45% reading and 63%
*grade six scored 57% read-
ing and 62% math-the state
scores were 43% reading and 55%
*grade seven scored 62%
reading and 60% math-the state
scores were 48% reading and 48%
math; and
*grade eight scored 65% read-
ing and 56% math; the state
scores were 54% reading and 56%
Only math was reported for
Grades nine and 10: grade nine
math was 62% and the state score

was 52%; and grade 10 math was
54% and the state score was 54%.
Kelley noted, "Knowing how
important student achievement is
to parents, teachers, students
and administrators, these scores
are only the beginning of even
greater things to come."

County, while right next door to
us, Bay County has no lighting
ordinance; and furthermore, no
major push appears to be under-
way to start the process.
One of the statements that
concerned Butler about the whole
issue was reported to him from
the beach cleaning crew. The
county worker stated he was told
by the aquatic preserve represen-
tativ6-"This is a state beach, not
a county beach, and you have no
right to the beach."
'Commissioners are planning
to hold .a workshop during the

month of July to further discuss;:
the proposed beach lighting ordi-
nance. The date and time will be
announced when it is established.
In Other Business
*Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen presented the board
with pictures and descriptions of
the problems within the Gulf
County Jail facility. The county
commissioners and sheriff will be
addressing those needs as they
evaluate options to remodel
and/or expand to the jail.
*County Attorney Tim

McFarland reviewed wording for
an ordinance bringing a 1/24 dis-
cretionary sales tax before voters
by placing it on the county-wide
general election ballot in
November. The sales tax increase
would be earmarked for fire
department equipment only, and
would be in place for 10 years if
county voters approve it.
*Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford gave commissioners
copies of long term strategy and
needs report for landfill opera-
tiohs in the county. He noted it
could cost $6 to $8 million dollars

to open a new landfill. Danford
also discussed options at the
Wetappo and Five Point Landfills,
both of which are filling up to
maximum capacity.
*S.H.I.P. Director Bo Williams
reminded the board that rehabili-
tation and purchase assistance
applications for the new funding
cycle will start on July 7th.
Applications can be picked up at
the S.H.I.P. office in the Gulf
County Courthouse .beginning at
8:00 a.m. (ET), or at the county
extension office in Wewahitchka
at 7:00 a.m. (CT).

45 Candidates Qualified ByPetition
2 ,!,',' '!" e" '. .o n

At noon, on 'Monday, June'
26th, the deadline for candidates
to submit petitiqrqs. to the Gulf
County Supervisor, of Elections to;
qualify for various county elec-
tions came to an6 end.
As of Monday, any other can-'
didates wishing to throw their hat
:,nto the ring will be required to
pay qualifying fee's to enter races
for county offices, commission
seats, and school' board seats.
Qualifying via fees will begin on
July'17 at noon and.run,through
noon July 21st. ,
Forty-five carndtdajts had

turned in their petitions to quali-
fy for :Gulf County elections as of
the June 26th deadline. Any other
candidates would have to pay a
percentage of the salary of the
office they are seeking in order to
qualify during the July. 17 to 21
pe'rod and fill out the necessary
Those 45 candidates qualified
t6o run thus far are:
Clerk of Court-Doug
., Birmingharn. Ted Cannon. Keith
'L. "Duke" Jones,' and John
Property Appraiser-KesleN-

School Superintendent-
Jerry Kelley and Martha
Sheriff-Frank McKeithen.
Supervisor of Elections-
James Bateman, Debbie Baxley,
Cindy Belin, Iris L. Gathers, Linda
Griffin, Douglas M. Kent, Karen A.
King, TonyaKnox, Pamela Parker
Lawrence, and Frances S.
Tax Collector-Shirley Jen-
kins, Michael Lynch, Marshall
Nelson. Donald Boyd Pickett,
Rhonda Heath Pierce, and Warren

County Commissioner 1-Jo
Ann Ardire, Jessie Armstrong,
Ray Dickens, Mary, Ellen
Gortman, Carmen McLemore,
and Ronnie Stanley.
County Commissioner 3-
Carl Fox, Tommy Knox, Sally
Malone, Jorge San Pedro, and
David Young.
County Commissioner 5-
Jerry Barnes, James Allen Cox,
Jr., and Clint Moore.
School Board 3-Paul Sewell,
Kerny Wood, and Linda R. Wood.
School Board 4-David L.,
Byrd, Charles Gathers, Damon
McNair, and Billy C. Quinn, Jr.


jjMonday,July 3rd ,

Frank Pate Park

Festivities be inat 4:00 p.m. ]

Fireworks begin- at Dark approximatelyy 900p.

SRecognition of Our Veterans Live Bar

Seed Spittin' Contest A Food Bo
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i Three Legged Race; BEGIN AT Sack Ra
5:00 PM

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4th of July Celebration!

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Vanessa Whitley and Sandy
E. Quinn, Sr. would like to
announce the engagement and
upcoming marriage of their
daughter, Tsa Da'nang Quinn to
James Matthew Wilson.
Tsa is presently living in
Dallas, Texas and is employed
with the Dallas Independant
School District as a third grade
teacher. She is a graduate of FL A
& M University.
James is employed with the
Ameritec Company and also
resides in Dallas, Texas. He is a
graduate of FL A & M University.

The ceremony will be held on
July 1, at 6:00 p.m., at Zion Fair
Missionary Baptist Church.

Scouts to Hold
Summer Camp
The Girl Scout Council of the
Apalachee Bend will hold a fun-
filled day camp the week of July.
17th through the 21st and is for
all girls that are going into the
2nd through the 6th grades.
Exploring the out-of-doors, doing
arts and crafts and playing games
will be among the many things, i
store. It will be held at the First
United Methodist Church, located
at 1001 Constitution Drive in Port
St. Joe.
The cost is $35 per Girl Scout,
and $45 per non-Girl Scout, with
an additional $20 if before and
after care is needed (a minimum
of five girls is necessary for the
child care. If there is not enough
participants, the $20 will be
refunded). There is a minimum of
20 girls for the camp.
Camp hours are 9:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m. Monday through
SFrida, vwith child care from 7:30
until 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 until
5:30 p.m.
'There' are a few adult volun-
teer'.'positions available. Camp
fees are waived for the first child
of staff and additional children
are half price. Applications may
be obtained from the council
office by calling 1-800-876-9704,
:or if in, Tallahassee (850) 386-
2'2131. Cadette and Senlpr Girl
Scouts can also apply for staff
positions in order to work toward
service and leadership awards.

Mathes Retires
Verna Mathes, RN, Nursing
Director of the Gulf County Health
Department will retire on Friday,
June 30. To celebrate this occa-
sion a retirement party will be
held in her honor on Friday, June
30, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
ET, at the Senior Citizen's, Center,
120 Library Drive, Port St. Joe. All
friends are invited to attend.
Please RSVP to Dianne
Semmes at 850-227-1276 exten-
sion 131 or Email Dianne_Sem

Say you Saw It In ie Star!

Lauren Welcomes
New Baby Brother
Lauren Costin is proud to
announce the birth of her brother;
Matthew Christopher Costin.
Matthew was born on May 5th at
Gulf Coast Hospital. He weighed
seven pounds, eight ounces and
was 21 inches long.
Matthew is the son of Charles
and Tanya Costin of Port St. Joe.
His grandparents are Fred and
Betty Crosby of Panama City,
Margaret Costin, and the late
Cecil G. Costin of Port St. Joe.

Keva A. Pittman

Look Who's Six!
Keva A. Pittman, daughter of
Earnest and Beverly Pittman of
Fort Myers celebrated her sixth
birthday on June 17 with a "Bear
and Barbie Doll" party at
McDonalds with her big brother
Ernie, godmom Kim and many
special friends.
Keva also received her Kinder
of Arts degree at her graduation
ceremony on May 26 with many
awards. She attended New Hope
Christian School.
Helping her celebrate, this
special occasion were her grand-
parents Rei Pittman and Eartha
Shackelford of Port St. Joe. Keva
is the granddaughter of the late
Arthur L Shackelford, Sr.; and
Mary Lee Pittman. Also in atten-
dance were her aunts Debra Best
of Port St. Joe, Nina, Beatrice of
Tampa and cousins Dot, Decarlo,
Andrew, Brandon Dy of Tampa
and Kendra .Torien of Panama ,

Clyde R. (Rick) Lamberson, Jr. Connie S. York

Lamberson, York To Marry

Clyde R. (Rick) Lamberson, Jr.
anid Connie S. York are leased to
announce their engagement and
upcoming wedding. '"
The bride-elect is a native of
Panama City. Rick is a native of
Port St. Joe, where the couple will
The couple will unite their
hearts and lives on July 22, 2b000
at 2:00 P.M. at Living Word
Fellowship church in Panama



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City. Family and friends are
invited to attend the wedding and
reception to follow.

Dixie Theater Presents "The Dining Room"

"The Dining Room" by A.R,
Gumey, a play about a vanished
way of life in America, opens at
8:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 29th
at the Dixie Theatre in historic
"The Dining Room" joins "The
Woman in Black" as part of the
Dixie Theatre's Rotating Summer
The play will alternate perfor-
mances with Neil Simon's "I
Ought To Be In Pictures" through
AAugust. 20th., "The Dining -Room"
is set in the dining room of a typ-
ical well-to-do household, the
place where the family assembled
daily for breakfast and dinner and
for any and all special occasions.
The action is comprised of a
mosaic of interrelated scenes-
some funny, some touching, some
rueful--which, taken together,
created an in depth portrait of a
vanishing species: the upper-mid-
dle-class WASP. The actors
change roles, personalities, and
,ages with virtuoso skill as they
portray a wide variety of charac-
ters, from little boys to stern
grandfathers, and from giggling
teenage girls to Irish housemaid.
Each vignette introduces a new
set of people and events: a father
lectures his son on grammar and
politics: a boy returns from board-
ing school to discover his mother's
infidelity: a senile grandmother
doesn't recognize her own sons at
Thanksgiving dinner, a daughter,
her marriage a shambles, pleads
futily to return home, etc.
Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly,
the varied scenes, coalesce, ulti-
mately, into a theatrical experi-
ence of exceptional range,
compassionate humor and abun-,
dant humanity.
"The Dining Room" serves a
banquet of theatrical riches."-
The New Youk Daily News. ". .a
thoughtful and superbly written

comedy. ."-Variety. ".. .often
funny and rueful and by the end,
very moving."-The New York
"The Dining Room" features
the Dixie Theatre's resident com-
pany: Cleo Holladay, George
Hosmer, Dixie Partington, Randy
Thompson, Jennifer Plants and
Joshua Stadelmyer., The play is
directed by Gil Lazier. The Dixie
Theatre Summer Repertory per-
forms every Thursday, Friday,
and Saturday evening at 8:00
p.m. and Sunday at "2'30 'pm.i
through September 17th.
Hicks Family Reunion
The Hicks family and friends
reunion will be held on Saturday,
July 8, at 10:00 a.m., at the
Senior Citizens Community\
Center, located at 120 Library-
Drive (Highway 77) in Port St. Joe.
All those attending are urged
to bring your picnic basket tilled
to the brim with vittles, and are
asked to RSVP to Mary Whitfield
at 229-8715.
It's A GRANDdaughter!
Mr. and Mrs. Danny Hallinan
of Georgia would like to express
the joy and happiness of the birth
of their granddaughter, Naya Ann
Frazier, daughter of PFC Dana C.
and Crystal Nicole Frazier. This
beautiful little girl was born on
April 8.
She is'the great-granddaugh-
ter of Harry W. and the late
Barbara L. Hallinan of Port St.
Joe, and Marie Evans and the late
Charlie Evans of Mexico Beach.

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Alan Thompsdoni
Wedding Party Friday, June 30,
at 7:00 p.m., Central Time, at'
the Wewahitchka Community
Center. All family and-friends
are invited to attend.


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Home Decor Antiques

New Shipment of Prints

Lauren and Matthew
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Wilson, Quinn To Marry Saturday


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Clark, Brian Kerrigan, Michael Weeks, and Carlton Reed. Kneeling are Jasmine Ward, Latonya Fisher,
-Shawn Rich, Chad Harrison, Roy Suber, Justin Barnes, Justin Suber, and Justin Wood. Standing are
Marisa Reed, Robert Brown, Logan Pippin, Cody Harden, Alex Jones, David Edwards, Brian Goode,
and Ashley Oglesbv.

Wewa High Summer
Enrichment Camps
Wewahitchka High School
held its Summer. Enrichment
Camps for girls and boys the
Weeks of June 12 and June 19.
S The girls and boys were
involved in hands-on-activities
centered around career explo-
rations and FCAT preparatory
skills. Students visited the News
Herald, WMBB TV 13, Port St. Joe
Post Office, The Gulf Franklin
Center, arid the Odyssey Science
Center in Tallahassee where they
were introduced to many different
careers in our area.
Camp counselors were Linda
Lee Daniels and Micah Peak. This
program was funded by a grant
mflom the Gulf Coast Workforce
"Development Board.


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Family To Reunite
.The Robinson and Addisorns'
family reunion will be held in Port
St. Joe on June 30th. July 1st
and 2nd. The Sunday service will
be held at Victory Temple First
Born Holiness Church, located at
315 Martin Luther King, Jr.
Boulevard at 11:30 a.m.
Pastor Gathers and church
SIamily would like to invite every-
one to attend thes, services. .
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Lacey Arrives!
On Tuesday, June 20th,
Lacey Nicole Linton was welcomed
into the world by her loving par-
ents, Archie Ray and Jamie Marie
Linton of Burgess Creek. The
sweet young lady weighed in at
seven pounds, 14 ounces and;,
measured 19 8/4 inches.
Sharing in the joy of her
arrival were proud grandparents
Harlan and Donna Haddock of
Port St. Joe; and Sankie and
Darlene Linton of Burgess Creek,
as well as uncles Chad and
Ashley Haddock 'and Frank
Linton, cousins Jessie and Luke
SLinton, and a' host of other rela-
tives and frierids.
Lacey's maternal great-grand-,
parents are Montez Pitts and the
late Loyd Pitts of Port St. Joe, and ,,
Eunice Haddock and the! late
Eldridge Haddock of Highland
Her paternal great-grandpar-
ents include the late Roebuck
Linton (of Highland View) and Jay
and Inez Barnard of Colquitt,
Georgia, and Fannie and the late
Early Sapp of Blountstown.
Final Plans
Shanna Elizabeth Forehand
and Jason Travis Jones will be
united in marriage on July 8, at
6:00 p.m. 'at Glad Tidings
Assembly of God in Wewahitchka.
All family' and friends of the
couple are invited to attend. A
reception will follow immediately
'at the Wewahitchka'Co~mmtnity




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First Day of School Celebration Invitation

Port St. Joe High School cor-
dially invites the parents of all
Port St. Joe High School students
to attend their First Day of School
Celebration of Education on
Thursday, August 10, from 8:00
to 11:30 a.m. The First Day of
School Celebration is designed to
set a positive tone for the upcom-
ing school year. Special activities
and programs have been planned
for the students and parents.
Informative skits will be pre-
sented to acquaint parents and
students with various school
rules and regulations. While stu-
dents 'attend their TAP classes,
parents will be free to attend

Florida Departrilent of Environmental Protection
(DEP) records indicates itha ,he White City Water
S System violated the maxurumr corntamiinant level
for coliform bacteria during the June 2000 compl-
ance period.
Drinking water samples collected on June 6 and
June 7, 2000 were determined to be present with
coliform bacteria. however, none of the samples
contained fecal coliform. Numerous repeat samples
collected on June 8,. 2000 indicated that coliform
bacteria were not present within the distribution
The United States Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) sets drinking water standards and
has determined that the presence of total coliform
is a possible health concern. Total coliforms are
common in-the environment and are generally not
harmful themselves. The presence of these bacte-
ria. however, generally is a result of a problem with
water treatment or the pipes, which distribute the
water, and indicates mat the water may be conta-
minated with organisms that can cause disease.
Disease symptoms may include diarrhea, cramps.
nausea, and possibly jaundice, and fatigue. These
ymrnpt,,rn; ho e er, ire not )us.[ siociatia with
altiease.cau.Lng orfanji'E.,n in drLnking witer. but
afto ma re caused 5a numrnber of factors othirer

informative sessions in' the
Commons Area. Students will
then participate in "wacky" field
events at the football stadium.
The First Day of School
Celebration's morning activities
will conclude with a student-par-
ent-teacher cook-out. After lunch
students will then return to the
building and attend classes.
The business community of
Gulf County Is encouraged to
demonstrate its support of educa-
tion in our community by allow-
ing time off from work for the par-
ents of Port St. Joe High School
students so that they may attend

than your drinking water. EPA lhs set an enforce-
able drinking water standard for total coliforms to
reduce the risk of these adierse health effects
Under this standard. no more than 5 0 percent of
the samples collected during a month can contain
bacieni. except -that systems collecting eer than
40 samrple/month that han e one total colilorm
positive sample per month are not violating this
standard Drnnking water. Nhich meets this stan-
dard. is usually not associated with a health risk
from disease-causing bacteria and should be con..
sidered safe. State and local authorlUties recom-
mend that consumers take the following precau.
1. Contact your local County Health LIn ll f you feel
you hase any symptoms az stated above that you
feel may have been caused by drinking water from
the water system.
2. Remain attentive to any further notice of public'
health advisories over the next ninety days.
3. Any questions or concerns about this notice
should be directed. to Mr Pete White at the City of
Port St. Joe at 850-229-6395 or Ms Mary Lou '
Parker at the Department o1' Environmental
Protection Pensacol3 15501 595-8300 En' 1186
This notice Is being disibuted In accordance with
Florida Administratie Code Rule 62-560 The
notice ass mailed to' the water system on June 26.
Itc. June 29.. 2000

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NEW SUMMER HOURS: Sun.: 1-8 p.m. Tues.-Thurs.: 12-8 p.m.,
Fri -Sat.: 12-9 p.m., Closed Monday

the First Day of School
Celebration of Education.
Family involvement is essen-
tial to students' academic suc-

cess. The First Day of School
Celebration makes it easier for
parents to become involved in
their children's education, com-

Mailbox/Receptacle Notice

It is against postal regulations
to place any item inside any mail
receptacle or attached to any mail
receptacle without postage being
affixed.. The regulation out of the
Domestic Mail Manual section
D041.3 reads "No part of a mail
receptacle may be used to deliver
any matter not bearing postage,
including iterhs or matter placed
upon, supported by. attached to,
hung from, or Inserted into a mail
receptacle. Any mailable matter
not bearing postage and found as
described above Is subject to the
same postage as would be paid if'
it were carried by mail."
The major problem is with
political flyers at this time of the
political process. The local post
office also sometimes has a prob-
lem with sales orders or personal

DRA Meeting
The Downtown Redevelop-,
ment Agency will hold its monthly
meeting on Tuesday. July 11th, at
6:15 p.m., ET. The meeting will be
held at Preble-Rlsh, Inc., located
at 401 Reid Avenue in Port St.
Joe. iAll members are urged to
attend. .

School Board
Meeting Change
Due* to the funeral services of
Marilyn Funderburk, the special
Gulf -County School Board meet-
ing scheduled for Friday, June
30th, at 11:00 a.m. has been
rescheduled for 2:00 p.m. on
June 30th.


correspondence being delivered in
receptacles or attached to the
Please don't use the mail-,
boxes incorrectly, stated Post-
master Dennis Geoghagan.

SSI 5K Walk/Run
The Mexico Beach Sandy
Shoes independence 5K Walk/
Run will take place at 15th Street
and Highwvay 98 in Mexico Beach
on Saturday. July lq at 7:00 a.m.,
CT. There will be a fee of $10 and
all entrants will receive a'free T-
This event is sponsored by
Special Events for Mexico Beach,
Inc., P.O. Box 13382, Mexico
Beach, FL 32410. Phone: (850)
648-8196 or 1-888-723-2546.

Garbage Pick-Up
According to the Port St. Joe*
Police Department, on Tuesday,
July 4th, household garbage in
the City of Port St. Joe will be
picked up as normally scheduled
in residential areas.

St. Joe Bay
Comm. Meets
The next St. Joe Bay
Committee meeting will be held'
on July 13th at 9:00 at the Port
St. Joe fire station meeting room.
Anyone who is interested in
discussions regarding the St.'
Joseph Bay environment is wel-
come to attend and participate.

municate with their children's
teachers, and demonstrate their
commitment to their children's
learning. Port St. Joe High School
looks forward to working with
students, parents, families, and
the community to ensure a posi-
tive, successful school year. The
First Day of School Celebration of
Education will help ensure that
success through active parental
and community participation.

Business and civic organiza-
tion sponsors are needed for Port
St. Joe High School's First Day of

School Celebration of Education.
The business community and
civic organizations are being
asked,to make a donation to Port
St. Joe High School for this activ-
ity. Donations will be used for T-
shirts for each student and for
supplies for the planned activi-
ties. Sponsors will be listed on the,
back of the T-shirts.
The deadline for donations is
July 14. Please help support Port
St. Joe High School's efforts to set
a positive tone for the year ahead
by making the First Day of School
Celebration of Education a suc-

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(IPSJPD Report

Nanya U. Thompson, 50, of
Panama City, was arrested on
Saturday, June 24th, at approxi-
mately 3:26 a.m. by Port St. Joe
Police Department Officers Chris
Teeter and Charles Smith for dri-
ving under the influence.
Officers Teeter and Smith
observed the vehicle Thompson
was driving weaving several
times. A traffic stop was initiated
and contact was made with

During this time, Officer
Teeter detected a moderate odor
of an alcoholic beverage.
Thompson was asked to perform
several roadside assessments by
the officer. Thompson was placed
under arrest for driving under the
influence when she could not
complete the assessments.
Thompson submitted to a
legal breath test to determine the
alcohol content of her breath,
which resulted in a reading of
0.115 and 0.119. She was taken
into custody without incident and
transported to the Gulf County
Jail to await first appearance. -

(Sheriff's Beat)

On Monday, June 12th, Gulf
County Sheriffs Office Deputy
Paul Beasley stopped a maroon
pick-up truck driven by Eddie D.
Allen for improper passing. He
had passed several vehicles on.
Highway 98 causing oncoming
traffic to leave the road to avoid
an accident.
Allen, 28, of Port St. Joe, gave
deputies permission to search his
vehicle and a quantity of marijua-
na was found in the vehicle. He
was then arrested and taken to'
the Gulf County Jail for posses-
sion of marijuana.
Friday, June 16th, Deputy
Richard Burkett attempted to
stop a vehicle for speeding-84
m.p.h. in a 55 m.p.h. zone-in St.
Joe Beach. The vehicle turned
down a side street before coming
to a stop.
The deputy contacted the dri-
ver, Bruce Haney, and while
speaking with him, smelled the
odor of alcohol. A check of
Haney's license revealed that it
was suspended and that there
was also a warrant for failure to
pay fines.,'
Haney, 25, of Jones Home-
stead, was arrested for driving.
while his license was suspended,
driving under the influence, flee-
ing, .and failure to pay fines.
On Monday, June 19th,
Deputies James Jensen and Paul
Beasley responded to a distur-
bance in the Wewahitchka area.
Upon arrival,, they found
Norman Jones, 22, in the road,
arguing with a relative. Upon fur-.
ther investigation, they learned,
that the fight was over a debt and
when the other person involved
didn't have the money he owed
Jones, the suspect punched him
in the face.
Jones then chased him with a
butcher knife, and when he
'couldn't catch him.hecut two
tires on thet relative's vehicle.
Jones, a Wewahitchka resident,:
`was arrested for aggravated
assault, battery,, and criminal"
Over the. past few weeks,;
Wewahltchlika High School person-
nel had reported that they had
several computers, and computer
equipment come up missing from

. the school. Investigators Rita
Piercy and Lieutenant Tom
Godwin were able to trace the
missing equipment to a local
Approximately $4,000 to
$5,000 of missing computer
equipment was recovered and
returned to the high school. The
youth will be charged with grand
On Saturday, June 24th,
Deputy Burkett was dispatched to
a disturbance in the Highland
View area.
Jenks was found at the trail-
er of John Kinney, 22, of
Wewahitchka, who was also
arrested on an outstanding war-
rant for violation of probation.
Tuesday, June 13th-Jamail
Fenn, 23, B/M, of Port St. Joe,
violation of probation (Franklin
Thursday, June 15th-
Lavaughn Weatherly, 42, W/M, of
Port St. Joe, driving while license
suspended or revoked; Charles
Armstrong, 44, W/M, of Vernon,
failure to appear (re: burglary and
grand theft); Ivey Henderson, 29,
B/M, of Port St. Joe, sale of crack
Friday, June 16th-Shatika
Allen, 25, B/F, of Port St. Joe,
theft; Latoya Pace, 25, B/F, of
Port St. Joe, theft; James Haney,
24, W/M, of Jones Homestead,
disorderly conduct.
Tuesday, June 20th-Marcus
Lamont Jenkins, 26, B/M, of
Brandon, no valid driver's license.
Wednesday. June 21st--John
Smiley, 56, W/M, of Wewahitch-
ka, violation of probation (re:
aggravated assault.
Friday, June 23rd-Sean
Bailey, 23, B/M, of Port St. Joe.
violation of probation (principle to
Saturday. June 24th-
Michael Jones, 21, W/M, of
Wewahitchka, battery; and
Summer Jones, .21, W/F, of
Wewahitchka, battery.
When the deputy arrived on
the scene, he spoke with the vic-
tim who stated that her husband
had dragged her down the steps
and pushed her against the wall.,
Harry Robert Redman, 32, of
Wewahitchka, was located and
arrested for battery..
On Friday, June 23rd, an
anonymous person called the
Sheriffs Office and said that
Panama City residents Keith (36)
and. Tammy Gregory (28)'were
staying in Land's Landing and

both were wanted by Bay County
Deputy Jensen went to the
address given, and as he pulled
into the yard Keith Gregory went
out the back door into the woods.
Several hours later, Jensen,
Investigator Piercy, and Lt.
Godwin located the couple in a
vehicle in downtown Wewahitch-
ka. Both were arrested without
further incident.
Keith Gregory was charged
with violation of probation in
regard to a cocaine possession
charge, while Tammy was
charged with violation of proba-
tion for possession of cocaine,
possession of paraphernalia, petit
theft, and uttering a forged
instrument (all Bay County
Also on the 23rd, Deputy
Jensen and Sgt. D. W. Forehand
saw Bruce Yand, 19, of
Wewahitchka, walking along
Highway 71. They stopped Yand
and arrested him on a warrant for
grand theft.
While searching the suspect
following his arrest, the deputy
found a quantity of marijuana in
his front pocket. Yand was arrest-
ed on the warrant for grand theft
and possession of marijuana.
On June 24th, Lt. Tom
Godwin observed Jason Jenks,
20, of Wewahitchka, driving a
vehicle that had been reported
stolen earlier in the week.
When Godwin tried to arrest
Jenks, he pulled into the Dixie

Port St. Joe youth Scott
Quintana sustained injuries
resulting in 92 stitches over
his left eye and a fractured
knee in a swimming pool acci-
dent recently. As summer pro-
gresses and swimming pools
are a major, attraction, please.
remember to use caution.

Dandy parking lot in Wewahitch- -
ka and fled on foot around the,
building. Jenks then swam the,
lake and fled the area.
The K-9 team from Gulf
Correctional Institute was called
in for assistance and tracked
Jenks to the Red Bull Island area,
where he was found at a trailer
and placed under arrest for grand
theft auto.

Fourth of July

Tribute to Veterans
The John C. Gainous VFW
Post 10069 Commander, Dick
Seefeldt and the Ladies Auxiliary
President, Angel Murnan ask that
al their members, as well as "all
veterans," please attend the "4th
of July Tribute to Veterans." It will
be held at Frank Pate Park in Port
St. Joe on Monday, July 3, at 4:00.
p.m., ET. The monthly meeting for'
the men will. be held at the VFW
Post Home in Highland View on
Tuesday evening, July 11th at
7:30 p.m., ET. Please try to

Notice to Area Unions
Local unions that have files or*
other items placed in the Local-
379 Union Hall on Sixth Street in.
Port St. Joe need to make
arrangements to remove those
items. Local 379 is in the process
of vacating that building.
For further information,
please contact John Reeves at'


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Gulf's Dixie Boys Advance to Districts

Victors In Sub-District Play; Begin Tourney Next Thursday

PSJ "AA" 1st Place-Carpet Country
From left, kneeling, are Raney Besore, Christopher Brant.
John Wilson. Blake Buskens, and Josh Henderson; players stand-
ing are Jared Arnold, Reis Nelson, Sawyer Steward, and Stephen
Denton; and Coaches John Arnold and Frank Steward, and
Manager Blake Denton. Not pictured is team member Daniel May.

PSJ Dixie Boys 1st Place-Strickland Electric
From left, kneeling, are Brian Jones, Aaron Little. B. J.
Strickland, Raye Bailey, and Shawn Reynolds; standing are Coach
Rex Strickland, Kale Guillot, Cody Strickland, and Coaches Alan
Strickland and Curtis Little. Not pictured are Justin Lyons, Jake
Howse, Chris Acree and Coy Knox.

Port St. Joe and Wewahitch-
ka's Dixie Boys 14 year-and-
under tournament teams compet-
ed in sub-district tourney action-
which began Saturday, June 17th
at T. L. James Park in Wewa-
hitchka. Also playing in the dou-
ble elimination bracket were
teams from-Franklin County and
Highland Park.
When the last out was called,.
Gulf County's all stars emerged
victors to advance to district coni-
petition, which will begin in
Parker on Thursday. July 6th.
The teams will be paired off
against teams from leagues in
Parker, Chipley. and Holmes
County. The winner will advance,
to the state tourney.
Wewahitchka 12
Highland Park 2
Wewahitchka's all stars hand-
ed Highland Park its first defeat in
Saturday's opener in a 12-2 victo-
ry. The team led its opponent
throughout the game and capped
it off with a 10 run rule win in the
sixth after posting the final two
runs on the board.
Steve Peak led. the team from
the mound pitching a complete
game. He struck out 10, walked
four, and gave up only two hits.
Peak helped himself at the plate
as well by leading hitters with two
doubles, a single, and three RBI.
Adding hits for Wewahitchka
in the game were Drew Hall with
two doubles and three RBI; Justin
Rhodes, two singles and a RBI;
Hunter Nunnery, a triple and RBI;
Will Strange. Kyle Hall, and Will
Harrell each with a single; and
Trampus Andrews, a RBI.

Dixie Youth
Baseball Car Wash
The Port St. Joe Dixie Youth
Baseball 12 year old tournament
team will be having a car wash on
Saturday, July' 1st from 9:00 a.m.
until 3:00 p.m. at Discount Auto
Your support will be greatly

DBB 13 Year Olds
Vie For State Bid
On the Port St, Joe Dixie
Boys Baseball diamond at 7:30
p.m. (ET) Wednesday night,
the district championship was
slated tdo be held with the final
game of Port St. Joe's all-stars
versus Southport. Since each
had handed their opponent a
defeat in the double elimina-
tion tournament, the winner of
Wednesday's game will earn a
bid to compete in the upcom-
ing state tournament In

Port St. Joe 18
Franklin County 0
In a four inning blowout
Saturday night, .Port St. Joe took
a commanding 18-0 win over
Franklin County: Pitchers Cody
Strickland and Bo Lenox hurled a
np-hitter for the southern Gulf
County team.
Leading at the plate was Raye
Bailey with a double and a single.
followed by Shawn Reynolds, C.
Stnekland. and Michael Douds
each t-,with a double.
Port St. Joe 9
Wewahitchka 1
After getting off to a slow start
at the plate, Port St. Joe posted
runs on the board in the bottom
:6f the third through sixth innings
to claim a 9-1 win over
Wewahitchka on Monday night,

Pitchers Lenox and C.
Strickland gave a strong perfor-
mance as they struck out 16 at
the plate while onlygiving up only.
one run. Offensively, Lenox
recorded a double and a single
while Michael Douds picked up a
Wewahitchka's Nunnery
hurled into the sixth inning strik-
ing out four, walking six, and
allowing four hits. Strange
relieved him and struck out one'
and walked one. Strange claimed
one hit, a double, while Andrews
picked up a single and a RBI.
With this win, Port St. Joe's
all stars earned the right to
advance to the district tourney.
Wewahitchka 9
Highland Park 5
Tuesday night, in the final

game of the sub-district tourna-
ment, Wewahitchka held on to an
eight run lead tallied in the first
two innings to take a 9-5 victory
and a slot in the upcoming dis-
trict tournament in Parker.
Peak started the game on the
mound for Wewahitchka, and
gave up three runs on two hits.
and three walks. He was relieved
by Strange who closed the game
after striking out four, walking
one, while allowing wo hits and'
two runs.
Earning nine hits were
Rhodes and K. Hall, with a pair of
singles each; Peak (RBI) and -
Michael Gortman (three RBJ) with
a double apiece; followed by'
Strange, Nunnery (two RBI), and:
D. Hall each with a single; and
Brandon Skipper (RBI).

PSJ Dixie Boys League All Stars
From left, seated, are Bo Lenox, B.J. Strickland. Zach Williams, Bart Lowry, Josh Dailey, and
Travis Burge; kneeling are Tony Smiley, Jason Mathes, Shawn Reynolds, Aaron Little, Raye Bailey.
Garrett Garland, Kenny McFarland, and Stephen Besore; standing are Michael Douds, Brian Jones,
Cody Strickland, Kale Guillot, Stephen Tarantino, Ashley Haddock, Austin Horton, Don Jecha, and(
Coach Harlan Haddock: and in back are Coaches Rex Strickland, Alan Strickland, Duane McFarland,
and Travis Burge.

Calling All Youth
Sports Supporters
The Wewahitchka Dixie Youth
Baseball League is asking for vol-
unteers to help with the 2000
Dixie Youth Majors State
Tournament beginning on July
29th at T. L. James Park in
The league needs volunteers
to work in the concession stand,
sell programs, and operate the
scoreboards. If you are interested,
please contact Teresa Taylor at
639-2900 or Sherry Bush at 639-:

They really appreciate your
support-no matter how large or
small it may seem to you!!


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Invitational Fishing Tourney

The 6th Annual Indian Pass
Invitational Fishing Tournament,
a two day inshore/offshore tour-
nament, was held over the week-
end to benefit the South Gulf
County Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment and the Gulf County Sher-
iffs Department Auxiliary. Nearly
1,000 people gathered at the Indi-
an Pass Camp Grounds Saturday
.evening to witness the final weigh-
irn from 5:00 till 8:00 p.m., while
enjoying a delicious fish dinner
prepared by Harry A's Cook Team
from St. George Island, a live
band, and most importantly, to
raise money for a good cause.
The "Brown-Eyed Girl," cap-

trained by Brad Timmons, took
home the $1,500 grand prize for
the offshore division. Timmons
also won the calcutta, worth
around $13,000. Captain David
Rich and his "Total Chaos Team"
aboard the "Illustrious," earned
$1,000 with their second place
finish, and Chip 5Gibbs' team
aboard the "Corporate Olfice" took
home $500 for their third place
An additional" $200 was given
to the boat with thie largest fish in
each of the six offshore categories:
Grouper- 35.15-' br. Earl Middle-
ton. .

Red Snapper- 11.90- "Brown-
Eyed Girl"- Brad Timmons.
Amberjack- 38.40- "Miss Tanya"-
Charles Costin,
Wahoo- 39.05- "Illustrious"-
David Rich.
King Mackerel- 32.80- "Brown-
Eyed Girl"- Brad Timmons.
Dolphin- 7.30- *Illustrious"-
David Rich.
In the Inshore Division. Mark
Moore took the $600 grand prize,
and the calcutta, worth around
$3000. Karen Lemieux and Randy
Raffield's' teams tied for second
place. The second and third place
money ias added together, then

Brad Timmons and the crew of the Brown-Eyed Girl captured first place. Shown
are Steve Newman. Richard Ramsey, Timmons, and John Sherwood. ".

split in half to give each team
Like the Offshore Division, an
additional 8200 was awarded for
'six categories in the Inshore Divi-
Triple-Tail- 8.20- Trey Landry.

Redfish- 7.30- Mark Moore.
Speckle Trout- 6.25- George Kelly.
Flounder- 2.70- Bryan Hobbs.
Pompano- 4.10- Bill Wood.
Redfish With The Most Spots- 5-
Joey Raffield.

Home & Personal Safety Seminar at M.B.

Fishing aboard the Illustrious, the "Total Chaos" fishing team took second place. From left
are Charlene Singleton, David Meadow, and David Rich.

The Mexico Beach
Department of Public Safety.
Police Division. In conjunction
with Gulf' Coast Community
College, and the National Rifle
'Association. will be providing a
..seminar on home and personal
safety on Tuesday. July 18, at
6:00 p.m., CT. at the Mexico
Beach Civic Center, located
behind Mexico Beach Grocery and
'Parker Realty.
The seminar is free of charge
and is open to anyone that wishes
to attend. If you would like to
attend please contact CSA Brvan
Simon at the Mexico Beach Police


Captain Shelly ,Rav Atkins.
aboard the "Ruff-M'-Up." donated
the most pounds of fish (453
pounds) to the-tournarnent.
At press time, no'final figures
were availableAfor the' amount of
money raised-'for the South Gulf
County Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment and the Sheriffs Auxiliary.
but were expected to exceed last
year's amount.


Bill Wood, center, caught the largest
his sons, Greg, left, and Jeff.
Party Update
The Gulf County Republican
Party held its regularly scheduled
meeting on Monday, June 5.
Marshall' and Melody Nelson
hosted the event.
The Republicans have been
making plans to set up phone
banks and distribute absentee
ballots preparing for this year's
election season. During the meet-
ing, they discussed ways. to reach
the voters and encourage political
involvement nationally, but espe-
cially locally.
The Gulf County Republican
Party will hold its next meeting on
August 7, at 7:00 p,m. The loca-
tion of the meeting will be
announced next month.
If you have any questions
about this meeting or the local
Republican Party, please call Lee
Downer at 648-8874.

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Clerk of the Circuit Court


Fellow Gulf Countians,

On September 5, 2000, you will cast your vote for the next Clerk of the
Circuit Court for Gulf County. I would like to be that person.

What I have that sets me apart from other candidates is "on the job
experience and knowledge." Since 1978, I have served the people of
Gulf County in county government. First, I served as county commis-
sioner for District 2 from 1978 to 1989. For the past 10 and one half
years, I have served as Chief Deputy Clerk for the Clerk of Circuit
Court. With my 21 years experience, I believe I am the most qualified
candidate to be your next Clerk of the Circuit Court.

"Doug Birmingham is People, not Politics." I am not stepping outside
my career in seeking this office; this is simply the next logical step.

The office of the Clerk is a complex organization that performs a wide
range of record keeping, including information and financial manage-
ment in the judicial system and county government. Therefore, the
Clerk of the Circuit Court must be able to work with both circuit and
County court judges, as well as the Board of County Commissioners.

It takes years of training to acquire proficiency, and I have that train-
ing. I am not seeking a political position or that of a public figurehead.
I will be a working, informed, and productive Clerk of the Circuit Court.
My door always has and always will be open to the citizens of Gulf

*** I would appreciate your vote on September 5th. Exercise your right to VOTEII***

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Shake It Up Baby; 14,000 Uses For Good Ole Salt!
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A Twist on Salt
There it is in your kitchen,
right next to the pepper shaker.
You shake it on popcorn, french
fries and hamburgers.
You use it everyday. But
unless you use it for thousands of
other things, you're not taking full
advantage of its magical proper-
ties. Who knew salt is so much
more than a seasoning for food?
In fact, salt has more than 14,000
According to the Salt
Institute, an Alexandria, Virginia-
based organization that repre-
sents the salt industry
(www.saltinstitute.org), salt can
be used for everything from thaw-
ing ice to relaxing tired muscles.
"While most of us think of salt in
terms of seasoning our food," says
Bruce Bertram, technical director
for the Salt Institute, "salt is an,
essential ingredient in a wide vari-
ety of consumer and industrial
products, ranging from foods and
animal feed to chemical feedstock
and highway deicers. Life cannot
exist without salt." Salt was recog-
pized as a necessity in human
and animal nutrition more than
4,700 years ago irin one of the ear-
liest medical reference works
found in ancient China.
In the centuries since then,
salt has been used as money, has
ignited wars and was essential to
preserving foods as recently as
,100 years ago-before refrigera-
tion. Salt even garnered more
than 30 references in the Bible,
including the infamous moment
:when Lot's wife looked back on
the destruction of Sodom and
turned into a pillar of salt.
But what about around your
household? Can salt play a more
versatile role than simply another
ingredient' li tf vorite cookie
recili e~'tZfbfb-'says Raftoa
Bennett, a marketing manager
with Cargill Salt.. Gitgill Salt's
Diamond Crystal l8 fthitf iodized
salt (recognized by its classic red-
and-white canister) can be used
in dozens of applications around
the home. So can other types of
.salt that are common to many
households, including kosher
salt, low-sodium salt, canning
and pickling salt and sea salt.
"Salt is extremely versatile,"
says Bennett. "It can be used to
clean kitchens and bathrooms,
remove stains in clothing, relieve
stress when added to a warm
bath,; or- even extend the4 life of '
'Abrooms and sponges," Tricks 'of,.
the trade as most people know,
there are some foods that simply
wouldn't be the same without salt
-like french fries, steak or pop-
And although most people use
it every day, it still holds- some
surprises for food and beverages.
For instance, try adding a pinch of
salt on top. of citrus fruits and
you'll notice the fruit's crisp taste
immediately. Around the kitcheiin,
you may want to try boiling eggs
in salted water; it makes eggs eas-
ier to peel. And to test for fresh-
ness, place an egg in a cup of
water and add a couple teaspoons
of table salt-a fresh egg will sink,
a spoiled egg will float.
Table salt is good for prevent-
ing mold on cheese (add a pinch of
salt the next time you wrap your
cheese in plastic wrap) 'and keep-
ing milk fresher -longer- (add a
pinch to the carton or bottle).
Salt also: can eliminate the
burned food odor from an oven
and stovetop burners, and can
cut odors and prevent grease
build up in sinks. Healthwise,
gargling regularly during the win-
ter months with an iodized salt
and water mixture will alleviate
sore throats. For fresher breath,
blend equal parts of salt and bak-
ing soda in warm water and
Apply cotton pads soaked inr
Salt water (one tablespoon of salt
in a pint of hot water) to reduce
puffy areas around the eyes.
Sea of Flavor Sea salt, har-
vested from the ocean, has been
used for several thousand years.
It is ideal for bringing out the
freshness in salads and greens; it
tends to make lettuce and other
vegetables crisper.
When cooking, grilling, bak-
ing or broiling beef, pork, poultry
and seafood, sea salt brings out
the natural flavors of the meat.
Sea salt is also perfect for
long, steamy baths at the end of
the day. Add a cup of sea salt tq a
warm bath and soak for at least
ten minutes. Sea salt has a heal-
ing effect-it pulls toxins from the
body and soothes the skin.
Scented oils can be added to the
bath for both fragrance and to
soften skin.
For a stimulating facial, mix

equal parts of sea salt and olive
oil. Gently massage the face and
throat with long upward and
inward strokes. Remove the mix-
ture after five minutes and wash

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with mild soap and water.
Bigger is better. Kosher salt is
a favorite of chefs around the
country. While it can be used Just
like table salt, kosher salt is pop-
ular because ,its crystals are
slightly larger, it's lighter tasting,
it dissolves quickly and is additive
free. Kosher salt is often used
when baking meats, such as beef,
poultry and fish. Kosher salt can
be used to make a removable
crust, sealing the outer layer of
the meat and keeping natural
juices and flavor inside. Baked
meats never tasted so succulent.
Kosher salt also helps around
the house. Remove coffee or tea
stains from cups by rubbing them
with kosher salt. Add a teaspoon
of kosher salt to soak up the
grease before cleaning pans with
soap and water.
Easily scrub away stains from-
bathtubs and toilets with kosher
salt and a wet sponge or cloth. In
the laundry room, wash curtains
or washable fiber rugs in a solu-
tion of water and kosher salt to
brighten the colors. Restore yel-
lowed cottons or linens to their
original white by boiling the items
for one houi in a kosher salt and
baking soda solution.
Eliminate perspiration stains
by adding four tablespoons of
kosher salt to one quart of. hot
water and sponge the fabric with
the solution until the stains dis-

Sensible Salt Reports from
the Journal of the American
Medical Association (AMA) indi-
cate that for nearly 90 percent of
the population, sodium is a
healthy part of the daily diet.
However, for the remaining 10
percent of people whose doctors
suggest they keep an eye on their
sodium intake, there are a num-
ber of alternatives.
Salt Sense salt is a unique
product consisting of 100 percent
salt but with 33 percent less
sodium by volume. Even though
you or your family may not have
to watch your salt intake, it's a
good thing to keep a product such
as Salt Sense salt available for
guests that do.
Uncommon uses here are,
some additional ideas from the
Salt Institute for using common
table salt around the house:
*Soak a new straw broom in a .
bucket of'hot, salted water 'to
increase its lifespan.
*If red wine is spilled on a
tableclqth or rug, blot up as much
as possible and immediately cover
the spot with salt to absorb the
remaining wine. Later, 'rinse the
tablecloth with cold water, bor
scrape the salt up from the rug
and vacuum.
*Remove white rings left on
tables caused by wet or hot dishes
and glagses, by rubbing a thin
paste of salad oil and. salt on the

grounds before brewing. The salt
enhances the true coffee flavor by
removing some of the acid taste.



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spot and letting the mixture stand
for an hour or two.
*Soak new candles in a strong
salt solution for a few hours and
then dry to reduce dripping wax.
Remove stains in vases by
rubbing with salt or soaking in a
strong salt solution.
*Keep fresh cut flowers perky
by adding a dash of salt to the
water in the vase.
*For frost-free windows, rub
the inside of the window with a
sponge dipped in a saltwater solu-
tion and wipe dry.
*Use salt and cinnamon to
eliminate the "burned food" odor
away from your oven and stove
burners. Sprinkle spills with a
combination of salt and cinnamon
while the oven or its burners are
still hot. When dry (and the oven
or burners have cooled), remove
the salted spots with a stiff brush
or cloth.
*Regularly pour. hot, strongly
salted water down .the kitchen
sink to eliminate odors and
reduce grease build up.
*Does something smell fishy?
Dip a lemon wedge in salt and rub
the item (hands, cutting board,
counter) and rinse with water.

*Mix a half a cup of salt and
soda to a gallon of water to wash
away stains and odors inside your
*Add a pinch of salt to coffee

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120 Library Drive, Port St. Joe

9:00 A.M. 12:00 NOON. .,
This is our regular monthly Service Cenler and we will service anyone's hear-
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and try our service!

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free hearing test. If you have beer~t
exposed to loud factory noise, it
people seem to mumble or you
ask people to repeat what they
have said, come see us at:


MorertMoney Donated
Victor LaFerle of the Methodist Men's Club Clothes Care Closet is
shown donating $500 to the Port St. Joe Rotary Club for use in fin-
ishing construction of the Scout Hut. Allen Cox, a Rotarian, is shown
accepting the check on behalf of the club. .



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403 S. Hwy. 71 Wewahitchka, FL



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The Port St. Joe Rotary Club
has supported scouting in Port St.)
Joe for many, many years. Last
year the club undertook the mon-
umental task of building new
facilities for local scouts. Over
$65,000 has been raised thus ,far,
with other area civic clubs, orga-
nizations, and individuals con-
tributing to the building fund.
Last week the Alfred I. duPont
Foundation donated $20,000..
With that, donatfo* it is
expected that the. building can be.
completed. This week contractors
have been installing windows. The
building will feature a large
assembly room, as well as smaller
meeting rooms, a kitchen and
restroom facilities.
The building will be used by
both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
in this area.

NPSJ Celebration,
& Memorial Service
This year's event promises to
be spiritual, productive, educa-
tional, and enteftaiiing for the
entire family. Therefore, they are
asking all civic organizations to
show their pride by wearing their
uniforms at the Memorial Service,
held at 5:00 p.m. on July 3rd.. The
heritage celebration will begin as.
usual at 12:00 .a.m., July 4th. A
special recognition of our signifi-
cant history of all the past and
present civic organizations will be
acknowledged. .
Assessment fee of $25 is
mandatory to set up a booth on
July 3rd and 4th during the
event. Individuals, families,
churches, social/civic, or reli-
gious organizations who desire to
set up a .booth, please contact-
Evelynna Byrd at 229-6562, Betty
Gordon, or L.C. Ash at 229-8809
on or before July 3.
Thanks go to everyone for
their support and cooperation in
the effort to educate young people
of their significant heritage during
this memorable celebration.


Clerk of Circuit Court
Gulf County
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By Ted C annon.
'Candidate for the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gulf County
Dear Gulf County Neighbors, .... .
I am currently seeking the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Gulf County.. Many of you have
known me for many years, and some of you I have not had the privilege to meet, and, : am looking .for-
ward to meeting you and getting to know you.
.. The day I decided to enter the campaign as a candidate for the Clerk ,f theC uit: Cpurt. of Gu.lf
County, I expressed to my wife, Sandra, I only wanted to seek the support. and the vote 'of. my
community, but not dishonorably campaign-against. my fellow candidates seeking theoffice as we'll. I
know their desire to hold thiis,office is equally as important to them as it is to me;, nd' I respect my fel-
low candidates. ., .
I feel that I am very qualified to serve P.s your Clerk of Circuit Court. My doorwould always be
.open to the public, because feel accessibility is importantt to the citizens of the coilty. I ve'a long
successful business career of fhirty-nine years in the areas of banking, administration, and public rela-
tions in Gulf County. I have served'8 years in the Armed Forces, and have been involved,in ,civic activ-
ities throughout the county. I am a lifelong resident of Gulf County, and 1 love this community.
The last couple of weeks I have thought.a lot about my family, lifelong friends, and the many free-
doms I have had all my life. I have been'sad'to hear of the passing of lifetime neighbors and friends in
our community. .
:My freedom is precious to me, and I started thinking about all the:men and women who have
served, fought, and kept America free. thoughtt of Pll the many individuals who have fought, but never
had the opportunity to return to their familiess or.toreven start a family. That is why Ifeel' we all should
think of voting as our own individuall voice."We celebrate with parades and speeches, that's wonderful
for all of the. veterans that are still among our community, but what better way to say "Thank You" to
those who gave their lives and to their families to keep America safe and free, than to.take the time and
vote, Your vote is your voice-so let.it be heardione, election day. By doing this, you and I show our true
appreciation for their great sacrifices';'
s Our Gulf County Community has gone through a transition period and I have endured hardships
as well as the majority of our community. However, our grandparents and our parents have endured
many difficult hardships, but by faith in God, and working hard they rebounded triumphantly. We too
must weather the storms of life by great faith and working hard for the good of all areas of our
community so we can restore our community to prosperity.
Election day will be in a few months, but our friendships for most of us have been throughout our
lives, that is why each one-of us should vote for the candidate we feel is most qualified to hold the office.
This is what the election process is all about,(poatriotism) the "freedom of choice," and your right to vote,
so don't. let-anyone of us take it for granted, .VI am proud to be an American and that's why on election
day you will vote and elect Ted Cannon for Clerk of the Circuit Court. The last three letters of American
are the first three letters of my last name. IFcan and will do a great job for you if I am elected as the
Clerk of the Circuit Court for Gulf County.
I certainly would appreciate your support, and your vote, but if I am not your candidate of choice,
please know I still respect your voice aid your vote, and I will always consider all of you as my friends.
Vote and let the community of Gulf County be united, and not divided by election, but instead
focus on the good of our community and our families. .
Ted Cannon

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New Harvest Fellowship of
' Wewahitchka is holding its
monthly gospel sing this coming
Sunday evening, July 2, at 6:00
The featured group is
"Amazing Grace." The community
is invited to attend this very spe-
cial evening. New Harvest
Fellowship is located at 1336
Highway 22 (approximately one

Thank You
Scott Quintana and. his fam-
ily, would like to thank all his
friends and members of this fine
community of Port St. Joe, for all
the prayers and love during his
recovery from his accident in
which he received 92 stitches and
a fractured right knee.
God has given us all strength
to endure, and we are all thank-
A special thanks to all the
wonderful and caring medical per-
sonnel at Gulf Pines Hospital and
Gulf County EMS Service, and to
Chaes Tharpe, Micah Ashcraft
and Zach Tarantino who were
with Scott at the time of the acci-

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Lg Grace" _w_
mile west of Highway 71) in Marilyn Funderburk

Fried Chicken Dinners
Beach Baptist Chapel Ladies
Auxiliary will be selling fried
chicken dinners at Frank Pate
Park on Monday, July 3rd at
12:00 noon.
The dinners will include one-
half fried chicken, baked beans,
potato salad, bread, cake, and
tea. The cost of the dinner is $6.
All proceeds will go towards
refurbishing the church fellow-
ship hall and nursery.
Almost Saved
To be almost saved is to be
totally lost.
Why gamble with your soul, it's
too high a cost?
Man's way leads to a hopeless
end. God's way leads to eternal
life my friend.
I've lived both ways, so I know
this is true.
Satan almost had me, does he
have you?
King Agrippa was almost saved,
by listening to Paul.
Almost doesn't count, he made a
bad call.
I witnessed to a gunshot victim
in his hospital room one day, he
was almost saved and he died
that way.
I've witnessed to a lot of men in
the past 30 years, I've seen some
saved, and I seen a lot of tears.
Jesus is gently knocking, don't
-leave Him in a lurch.
Don't wait for six strong men to
take you to church.
Remember your soul, that's what
it will cost.
To be almost saved is to be
totally lost.
Billy Johnson

"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romans 16:16

The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study ..... .... .... 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship ......... ..... 10:00 a.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study ...... ... .7:00 p.m. CT

i '' |t ,1 C U HSixteenth Street
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship ...10 a.m.
Adult School ....... 11 a.m.
*Sunday School
*Young Children
*Nursery Available

SPastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron

Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd./

: Y first Baptist Church
SBuddy Caswell
S. Minister of Music & Youth
Sunday School ................ 9:45 am
Worship Service .................. 11:00 am
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 229-6707
4 Rev. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School . ... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .......... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ......... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.


Constitution and Mfonument
Port St. Joe

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

Rev. Jesse Evans,

Robert E. Downs, Jr.
Choir Director

Diana Sealey
YTouth & Children's Director

fraace Baptist Chu
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at lO a.m. and 5 p.m.
Pastor Lee Cordell
Church: 227-1180 http://www.graceeagles.org
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Marilyn B. Funderburk, 47, of
White City, died Monday, June
26, at her home. Born in Quincy,
she was a lifelong resident of this
area. She was a school teacher for
Port St. Joe Elementary and a
member of Grace Baptist Church.
Her father, Park Bentley arid
a brother, Gary Bentley, preceded
her in death.
Mrs. Funderburk Is survived
by her mother, Nettie Bentley of
Sycamore; her husband, Robert
"Bob" Funderburk, Jr. of White
City; one son, Rroert Russell
Funderburk and wise. Brandy of,
Franklin, NC; ,one daughter,,
Robbie Denise Funderburk of
White City; two brothers. Lane,
Bentley and wife Janet of Bristol.
and Ronnie Bentley of Sycamore;
and one grandchild, Alan Jacob
Funeral services will be con-
ducted on Friday, June 30, at
9:30 a.m. EST in the Sycamore
Methodist Church in Gadsden
County with Pastor Lee Cordel
officiating. Interment will follow in
the Sycamore Methodist Church
The following gentlemen will
serve as, pallbearers: Tommy
Pitts, Rick Lamberson, James
Craig, Scott Lamberson, Craig
Seay and Tommy Davidson.
Honorary pallbearers will be
the deacons of Grace Baptist
Church. The family will receive
friends at the funeral home on
Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to
8 p.m. E.D.T.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the Hospice of
Northwest Florida, the Gideon's
International or the American
Cancer Society in memory of Mrs.
All services are under the
direction of Gilmore-Southerland
Funeral Home, Port St. Joe.

Allen Kemp
Allen "Shorty" Kemp, 83, of
Wewahitchka, passed away
'Sunday, June 25, at home follow-
ing an extended illness. He was a
lifelong resident of Wewahitchka,
and a member of the First Baptist
Church. .Mr. Kemp owned and
operated a fish bait shop.
He is survived by his wife,
Dorothy K. Kemp of Wewahitchka;
one son and daughter-in-law,
Larry, and, Ave ., *Kemp..,-,of
Wewahitchka; four grandchildren,
Eddie, .Kemp, of,, Lynn ,ayen,
Debra Setterich of Tallahassee,
Teddy Kemp and Andy Kemp of
Wewahitchka; seven great-grand-
children; one sister, Willie
Estridge of Wewahitchka; and a
brother, Alva Kemp of
Funeral services were held at
3:00 p.m., CT, on Wednesday at
the First Baptist Church of
Wewahitchka, conducted by the
Reverend Mike. Stroud. Interment
followed in the family plot in
Kemp Cemetery.
All arrangements were under
the direction ofComforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch!

Lester Sadler
Lester Sadler, -85, of Sumatra
died Sunday, June 25, in
Sumatra. Service was held
Wednesday, June 28, at 2:00 p.m.
at the Sumatra Baptist Church. A
native of Grady County, Georgia,


He had lived in Sumatra since
Survivors include his wife,
Monica Sadler of Sumatra; two
sons, Jimmy and Dorothy Sadler
of Tallahassee, and Thomas and
Kathy Sadler of Sumatra; two
daughters, Patricia and Sam
Harrison of Tallahassee, Carolyn
S. Bradley of Sumatra, Alice
Diane and Robert Tucker of
Eastpoint, and Jackie and Willie
B. Lewis of Eastpoint; two broth-
ers, Randel Sadler of Concord,
and Oris Sadler of Quincy; two
sisters, Mettie Mae Keene of
Woodville,.and Alverna Trapani of
New Orleans, Louisiana; 20
grandchildren; and 30 great
Services were under the direc-
tion of Magnolia Funeral Home .in

Ouida N. Schmidt
Ouida N. Schmidt, 78, of Sun
City, California, passed away on
June 22, following a long illness
in Manor Care in Hemet,
California. She received her RN
degree at Florida State Hospital
School of Nursing. She served.in
the Army Nursing Corp during
WWII as first lieutenant. Her
nursing career continued for 50
years focusing on geriatic care
and was a member of the United
Methodist Church in Sun City,
California. She is preceded in
death by, one son, William
Stephen Schmidt; and one
brother Billy Ray Stafford.
Mrs. Schmidt is survived by
her husband, William Schmidt of
Sun City, California; one daugh-
ter, Gayle Fournier of Carlsbad,
California; one sons,. Robert. S.
Schmidt- of Temecula, California,
three brothers, Donell Stafford of
Carlsbad, California, James
Stafford of Callaway, and William
Stafford of North Carolina; two
sisters, Hulean Golden of Mexico
Beach, and Tillie McKiernan of.
Port St. Joe; and four grandchil-
Memorial service is scheduled
for July 8, at 11:00 a.m. at Sun
City United Methodist Church in
Sun City, California.
Arrangements were made
under the direction of Evans
Brown Sun City Mortuary.

One night a little boy prayed,
"Dear God, Jimmy played a
rotten trick on me today. Please
punish him real hard. Amen."
To get even that's common.
But it's not Christian.
Our Lord said, "Love your
enemies, bless them that curse
you, do good to them that hate
you, and pray for them that
despitefully use you, and perse-
cute you."
You can't change a person by
lashing out at him. But you can
by loving him. We're not called-
to lancing, but to loving;
And when a lot of love is
required, God has plenty. He
never runs out. Have the God of
love and you'll have the love of

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2420 Long Avenue Port St+. oe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596
Sunday School ......................10 a.in. G. 6 'i tO 1 e LeL .Or tile \ ql ,ry
Sunday Morning worshipp .......... 11 a.m. e II1 ,, ,1 ,. v*crilvp tl\e
Sunday Evening Worship ........ ..... 6 p.m. Lo ,d .' tLe b ,t,- i l iolies-.
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m. Ps.J 2o 2

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First Baptist Church
1Rusty Bryan, Associate Pastor & Minister of Music.
0s', .f Worship -. Sunday, at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
vig'fsly Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
II SCeY Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.,
Please note, all times central.
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7:00 Wednesday Evening Hwy.

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323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe

71 Reid Ave.
Family.life Church
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* 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE:
7:30 and T1:00 a.m; (ET)
Sunday School 9:45
8:00 a.m. (CT)
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Everyone welcome

Long Avenue
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and'Bible Study at 7 p.m. i
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m. ,

Breast-Feeding Training & Support Group

'J 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
Sunday School 9:45 am,* Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
.Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00 pm
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him. ?
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647-5026 --

First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Pastor, Bro. Marcus H. Sturdivant Church Office 227-1493
Sunday School .................. 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ..... . 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ............ 6:30 p.m.
W wednesday .. .. ........ ........ . 7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us

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

Sunday Worship Services:
Traditonal........................... 9:00 a.m., CT.
Contemporary .................. 11:00 a.m., CT

Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor ... .Church/Office: 648-8820


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There will be a breast-feeding
training and support group meet-
ing the first Monday of each
month in Port St. Joe from 6:30
until 7:00 p.m., ET for educa-
tional training. Also from 7:00
until 8:00 p.m., ET support
group/Q&A will be held, at First
Presbyterian Church located at
508 16th Street in Port St. Joe.
The training/group will also
be meeting the second Monday of
each month in Wewahitchka from
6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., CT, for
educational training and from
7:00 until 8:00 p.m., CT, for sup-
port group/Q&A, at First United
Methodist Church located on
Highway 71 in Wewahitchka.-
For further information pease
call a certified lactation counselor
at 227-1276, extension 170. :


Home Safety For Senior Citizens

By: Chris Floyd
Disaster Service Director Capital
Area Chapter of the American
Red Cross
Home accidents are a major
case of injury and death for all
Aiiericans. For those over 60, the
risk of death and injury may be
greater than for others. Older peo-
ple need to take special precau-
tions to ensure a safe living
environment. Most accidents in
the' home can be prevented by the
elimination of hazards. The fol-
lowing are suggestions which you
can take to make your home a
safer place to live.

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First, consider whether your
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safety standards.
* Emergency numbers are
posted by each telephone.
* Appliances, lamps, and cords
are clean and in good condi-
* A sufficient number of outlets
are located in every room where
they are needed. Outlet exten-
sions that can accommodate
several plugs are not used..
Overload protection is provided
by. either circuit breaker or
* Electrical service is of sufficient

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capacity to serve the house (it
is up to code).
* The thermostat of the water
heater is set at 1 10OF or lower
to prevent accidental scalding.
* Medications are stored inr a safe
place according to instructions
on the label of the package or'
* Carpeting and rugs are not
worn or torn.
* Small, loose rugs have nonskid
backing and are not placed in
traffic areas.
Kitchen Safety
Look at the facilities in your
kitchen and use the following sug-
gestions to determine safety.
* The stove and sink areas are
well lighted.
* If you have a gas stove, it is

Tips For Brown-Bagging
The Smart Way to Munch Your
Do you (or could you) carry a
brown-bag lunch to work or
school? Consider yourself lucky!
Not only do you control what you
eat, but you save time and money
by bringing your own lunch rather
than eating out.
Successful brown-bagging
requires a little resourcefulness.
Her are some tips.
Variety is the brown-bag-
ger's best friend. You'll look for-
ward to lunch much more when
you're not eating the same old
thing day in and day out. Breads
come in so many shapes and
sizes: loaves, buns. muffhis. bis-:
cuits, pitas, and bagels. There are
also multitudes of grains and fla-
vors. Fillings are almost unlim-
ited. Consider flaked water
packed tuna, alfalfa sprouts, or
chopped cooked lean meat or
poultry. Leftovers that are too
small to make a meal themselves
become a welcorftie change of pace
in a sandwich.
Fruits and vegetableA'
offer delicious taste, color, nutri-
tion, and texture variety. For best
results, keep sliced vegetables in a
refrigerator or an ice-packed plas-
tic container until lunchtime.
Soups, stews, and what-
have-yous not only make good use
of last night's supper leftovers but
also seem like a special treat
when away from home. To keep
them hot, use a preheated vac-
uum bottle (fill with lean' hot
water, let stand for, a minute,
empty, then immediately fill with
hot food). Or keep soups/slte
refrigerated until hinchtime, then
reheat in a microwave-safe con-
Cold foods can add even
more interest to your lunchtime
routine. These include low-fat
yogurt, cottage cheese, fresh
fruits; salads made with rice or
tuna or vegetables, and pasta sal-
ads. Keeping cold foods cold is a
snap if, there's a refrigerator
nearby. Refrigerate hard cooked
eggs, meat, "milk, and milk prod-
ucts until just before mealtime. If
you don't have access to a refrig-
erator to store your lunch, you
could use a vacuum bottle for cold
foods, or add an ice pack or frozen
gel pack to your lunch container.
Or freeze your sandwich the night
before; a sandwich taken from the
freezer in the morning will thaw
by lunchtime.

Flavorful 'additions to the
filling in a sandwich include the
following (pack them separately so
they don't make 'the sandwich
soggy): lettuce leaves, sliced
onion, sliced cucumber, sliced
tomato, diced green peppers,
spinach leaves, and shredded car,
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equipped with pilot lights and
an automatic cut-off In the
event of flame failure.
* The stove is not located under a
window in which curtains are
* The exhaust hood of the oven is
provided with filters that can
be easily removed for cleaning.
* The kitchen exhaust system
discharges directly outside or
through ducts to the outside
and not into the attic or other
unused space.
* Hazardous household agents
are stored out of the reach of
* 'When cooking, pan handles are
turned away from other burn-
ers and from the edge of the
* Small appliances are discon-
nected when not in use.
* Knives are kept in a knife rack
or drawer.
* Counter tops and work areas
are cleared of all unnecessary'
*. Grease and liquid spills are
wiped up. ,
Stairway and Hall Safety'
Now consider whether your
stairways and. halls are safe for
S* Steps are in good condition and
are free of objects.
Steps have nonskid strips, or
the carpeting on them is
securely fastened and free of
fraying or holes.
Smoke alarms are in place hallways and near sleeping
Handrails are sturdy and
securely fastened.
Balusters are close enough to
prevent a small child from plac-
ing his/her head between
them. .
Light switches are located at
the top and bottom of stairways
and at bbth ends of long hall-
t* Do1al6A ft 'swing out over
Living Room Safety
Check your living room for
these features.
Electric cords are placed along
walls-not under rugs-and
away from traffic areas.
Chairs and couches are sturdy
and secure.
Bathroom Safety
Make sure your bathroom
meets the following standards.
The bathtub or shower has a
nonskid mat or strips on 'the
siandihg area. :' ....... ', 1' ,
Bathtdb or shower doors are
glazed with safety glass or plas-

* Hand bars are installed on the
walls by the bathtub and toilet.
* Electrical :appliances are kept
away from the bathtub/shower
and sink areas.
Outdoor Safety
Does your outdoor area con-
form to these standards?
* Steps and walkways ,are in
good. condition.
* Handrails are sturdy and
securely fastened.
* Doorways are well lighted.
* Hedges,'trees, or shrubs do not
obscure the view of the street
from the driVeway.
* Garage doors are of a type that
are, easy for you to operate.
* The garage is adequately venti-
lated.., ',
* Large trees are healthy and
well maintained, and have no
dead limbs.,
* Garden and lawn, equipment is
stored safehl.
' Toxic materials such as pesti-
cides and fertilizer are kept in
their own containers, not in.
unlabeled jars or bottles.
Follow, these: suggestions in
making your home a safer placeto
live for you and your family. If you
spot any deficiencies, correct.
them as soon asi you can. For
additional information please call;
the Capital Area Chapter of the.
American Red Cross in
Tallahassee at 878-6080, in .
Apalachicola at 653-3952 or visit .
the webo site at www.tallytown,

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Places change...

Our commitment to service won't.

If you look around, this place has changed
over the years. i '
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Emergencies: 850-648-4240 or 1-888-701-2121
Office Hours: Mon.- Fri. 8 am 5pm; -S
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.Late appointments available weekdays
We do close for lunch, so please call before dropping by.
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SWe provide Boarding, Day/Night/Weekends
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P Preventative Healthcare Programs
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Port St. Joe High School Class of 1976 members

Class of 1976 Plans '"Dry Run"

This Year for 20th Reunion

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Shown above are the tidal salt marsh flats near the head of St. Joseph's Bay. Scallopers normally throng to the bay during
scallop season July 1-Sept. 10, but the succulent morsels are in extremely limited supply this year. Red tide experienced last
fall is thought to all killed almost all of the larval spat.

Mediacom Completes
Ifin effort to keep you informed The completion of the rebi
concerning Medlacom's activities allowed for the recent addition
locally as well as nationally, eight new channels to the Mex
Mediacom is pleased to announce Beach line-up. The WB Netwc
the completion of the rebuild of Animal Planet, .The Outd
the cable system in Mexico Beach. Channel, The Cartoon Netwo
The fiber optic upgrade of the sys- The Sci-FI Channel, Corm
.tem to 750 MHz covered over 50 Central. MSNBC. and a new k
miles of cable plant at a cost of access channel have been enjo
over S500.000. The new broad- by citizens of Mexico Beach si
band network offers many bene- earlier this month.
fits to Mediacom subscribers To celebrate the completion
including increased channel the new broadband netwo
capacity, improved reliability, and Mediacom will be hosting an o]
higher quality picture-and sound. house Thursday. June 2 int
It also provides, ,a platform for offices at ,708 Highway 98 fr
future services currently only 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. Represe
offered in larger metropolitan atives will be on hand to disc
markets like high speed Internet programming additions and be
access and digital video service, fits for the new network to in

Upgrade of
build vidual consumers. Refreshment
in of will be served.
ork, According to Dale Ordoyne,
oor newly appointed Vice President
ork, and Regional General Manager,
edy "Medlacom's first commitment Is
)cal to our customers, and our pri-
yed mary goal is to provide world class
nce service, through leading edge
technology, and use the technol-
n of ogy to offer the best programming
)rk, and services at the best possible
pen service rates. With the completion
the of this upgrade, we look forward
Fom to offering our customers in the
;nt- Mexico Beach area an advanced
uss array of services. We currently
ne- plan to introduce new digital video
idi- services and high-speed Internet

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access in the near future, service
generally reserved for much larger
metropolitan markets."
Medlacom Communications is
the 9th largest cable television
company In the United States,
after giving effect to Its pending
acquisitions and recently
announced Industry transactions.
Mediacom's cable system pass
over 1.2 million homes and serve
approximately 820,000 basic
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It is with the highest pride
that the Bicentennial Class.,pf
1976 graces the theme "Spirit -of
76" to commemorate the bicen-
tennial celebration in this
The historic and memorable
event will seriously reflection, how
far we have come and to set the
tone for our upcoming 25th class
reunion in 2001. It is our heartfelt
desire to capture the moments of
the "Spirit of 76" with a historic
review. Inspired by the 1776 birth
of our nation, the activities will
begin with taking group/individ7
ual pictures around the monu-
ment followed by a memorial
dinner at a local restaurant.
The class is eternally grateful
for those who shared the rich and
significant history from the 7th
grade through 12th grade, being
the first graduating class from the
new Port St. Joe High School
since its establishment in 1970.
The class of 1976 Is one of the
largest graduating class, approxi-
mately 137, from the Gulf County


Schools. A symbol of' the bicenten-
rial "76" As beautifully engraved
on the wall located in the school
commons area.
: The event will be held op
Saturday, J.uly 29. Class pictures
will begin at .6:30 p.m. followed by
the memorial dinner. For further
Information, please contact Amy
Balley-Shackleford at 229-851,.
Karen Machen-Borden 227-9752,
Eddie Peak 227-1760. Buddy
Hamm 229-8686, or Janice
Jackson at 785-6954.
For memorable collections, a
souvenir booklet .is being, pre,-
pared. Please fax (850)229-2713
or e-mail. (bordenappraisal.corm)
your congratulatory remarks tp
Karen Machen., Your reply must
be received by.July 15th.


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Shezad Sanaullah, MD, FACC
Specializing in Diseases of the Heart
Board Certified in Cardiology and Internal Medicine

Brings the Convenience of Mobile Cardiovascular Services

Providing All of Your Cardiovascular Needs Including In-
Office including: Nuclear Testing, Bone Scans, Liver Scans, Hyda
Scans, Renal Scans, Cardiac Scans and to include Evaluation and
Treatment of High Blood Pressure, Vascular and Cholesterol Disorders.

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Helen Nitsios, M.D.
Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Dr. Nitsios is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She offers full
primary care services, including acute visits, routine physical,
and treatment of chronic adult medical illness such as diabetes,
lung disorders, high blood pressure, heart problems, and stomach, i
and intestinal disorders, just to name a few. She is especially
interested in preventative medical services for both men and '
women, which include screenings for osteoporosis and breast cer--
vical, colon, and prostate cancers. For specialty care, Dr. Nitsios -
coordinates referrals to specialists in Panama City and ,
Tll has se o *

Dr. Nitsios went to medical school at New York Medical
College and the University of Maryland. She subsequently com-
pleted a three-year internal medicine training program at the
University of Maryland.
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By appointment 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. rMonday-Friday ,
800-767-4462 850-653-8600

Wetappo and Five Point Landfills
be closed Tuesday, July 4, and
reopen at the regular time

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From the Principal of .


High School

by Dr. Bill Truby ,

: The first two dates for FCAT
scores have come and gone leav-
ng only the writing portion of the
,.tets to reviewwith you.at the
time of this writing. Represen-
.tatives from the Department of,
Education have indicated that we
'might see more results In the very
near future. We will keep you
posted.' ,
As reported earlier, the first
published scores would be
Total/Total Scores. This- means
that all scores from all students
are included n .these :reports.
When school grades, are given,
certain scores will be, omitted in
Order to enhance a school's
chances for a great grade. On to
the reports...
Our eighth grades scored a
combined score of 3.6. This com-
pares to our, district score of 3.6
i and the state 'score' of 3.7. Oar
tenth graders had a combined
score of 3.5. The district score is'
3.7 and thfi state average is 3.9.
At first glance, one might niot
Ie Impressed. But let's look at
some related statistics.
o Last year,niour eighth graders
Scored only 3.1. In other words,
we raised our' scores a whole half
point! In" addition, 90% of the
Class scored at 3.0 or higher. This
is an increase from last year's
g84%. One of our school goals was,
to Increase our upper level scores.
'and our students did not disap-
point us. Last year, we had no
students in the 4.5 or up catego-
ty. This year we had 16% reach-
.Ing those heights.
The tenth graders also did
well on the upper end of the test-
ing. Last year we had only 3% of
our students scoring In the 4.5
and up category. This year we had
28%! We also increased our over-.,
all score from 3.4, last year's
Congratulations to our stu-
dents! And a big "thank you" is
extended to all our faculty who
worked hard in preparing our stu-
i'ents for these tests. The writing
Portfolios and 5 x .5 essays paid
'off handsomely.
A quick glance at our calen-
dar and some events may help in
your planning. Please contact our
web.site at www.gulf.kl2.fl.us for
s; ;

We have received a grant to
hire students to assist with com-
puter instruction for other stu-
dents and adults from the
community. Call the school for
more information.,
Free physical will be given at
the high school on August 4th
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Football practice will begin on
August 7th.
School resumes for teachers
on August 3rd. Students ,return
on August 10th.
Our gym is now complete. It:
needs time to acclimate, so it will
be open to the public in the near
future. We are planning an old-
fashioned sock hop on August
11th to be sure to give everyone a
chance to be on it! Why not dust
off the old records, letter
sweaters, and poodle skirts
The school office hours until
the end of July are 7 a.m. to 4
p.m. Monday through Thursday,
just in case you need us.
We are planning an
"Orientation/Open House for
glades seven to nine prior to the
beginning of school. With our new
schedule and rooms for the junior
high and the need to make sure
our new high schoolers get off on
the right foot, this night event will
be Important to all students and
their parents. August 8th at 6:30
is our tentative date for this
important get together.
Enjoy the rest of the summer.
We'll see you soonF

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Tour the Governor.

Stone on July 4th

On Tuesday, July 4th, the
Apalachicola Maritime Museum
will sponsor "Governor Stone
Day" to honor the 1877 Gulf
Coast schooner bearing that
name. An authentic fully restored
Gulf Coast schooner, the
"Governor Stone" embodies the
rich fishing history of
Apalachicola Bay.
This gaff-rigged 63-foot
wooden schooner has seen many
decades of service along the gulf
coast. The Governor Stone is con-
sidered -the oldest operating sail-
ing vessel in the American South.
Festivities will be held at the city
docks in Apalachicola,- at the
intersection of Water Street and
Avenue D. Events will include
tours of the historic vessel, a
cook-out beginning at noon and a
boat parade at 4:00 p.m. The boat
parade is open to all commercial
and pleasure craft. Mayor Alan C.
Pierce is the official Parade:
The state legislature declared
July 4th as "Governor Stone Day"
in Florida to honor the oldest'
working Gulf Coast schooner in
the state. The 'Apalachicola
Maritime Museum has organized
this event to focus on the historic
schooner and the working water-,
front of downtown Apalachicola.:
The Apalachicola NMaritime
Museum, Inc. is a non-profit cor-
poration and proceeds from this .
event will be used in the preserva-
tion of the "Governor Stone."

Lost Class Members,
If you know the whereabouts
of any of the following individuals
from the' Port St. Joe Class of
1980 your help would be greatly:
appreciated. The following class-
mates that are missing are; Laura
Brunett, Phyllis Cumbie, Georgia
James, Lisa Larramore, Clint
Walker, Loretta Walker, Bernie
Wester, Freddy Woullard, Debbie'
Daigle, Gwen Sylvia, Bascom
Roberts, Joseph Bowens, Darrell
Brown, Johnny Bryant, Stacey
Burrows, Gwen Calvin, Vicky
Deason-Jimmerson, Beth Hanlon,
Michael Harris, William Howard,
Kenny Mason, Lori Luttrell, Pam,
Coney-Leslie; Jamie Mims-
Whittle, and Sherry Mims-Hoxie.
If you have any information
pertaining to the whereabouts of
these wayward classmates please
contact Louise Gainnie at 229-
8721 extension 234 or Rick Taylor
at 227-2018.


1999 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Mexico Beach Water System
We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality 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
drinking 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 ground water drawn
from a series of four wells. The wells draw from the Floridan and the Sand & Gravel Aquifers.
We are pleased to report that our drinking water meets all federal and state requirements.
If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Frank Hall at (850) 648-3002.
We encourage our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you want to learn more, please attend any of
our regularly scheduled council meetings. They are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM (CST); Mexico Beach
Civic Center.
The City of Mexico Beach routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws,
rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of
January 1st to December 31st, 1999.
As authorized and approved by EPA, the State has reduced monitoring requirements for certain contaminants to less often
than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly from year to year.
Some of our data, for example [inorganic contaminants, unregulated contaminants, or radiological contaminants], though
representative, is more than one year old.
In the table below you will find terms and abbreviations you might not be familiar with. To help you
better understand these terms we've provided the following definitions:
Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set,
as close to the. MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Maximum Conraminint Level Goal or MCLG. The' leel of a Lonrmaminant in drinking water below which there is no known
or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a marin m l snafrt.
Non-detect or "ND" means, not detected and uidicares that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.
Non applicable (N/A): Does not apply.
-Action Level (AL): The c'nicicntration of a cunraitinatii which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a
.water system must follow.
Parts per million (ppmi) or Millijiains per liter (mg/l) one part by weight of analyze to 1 million parts by weight of the-
water sample.
Parts per billion (ppb/) or Micrograms per liter (ei,7l) one part by weight of analyze to 1 billion parts by weight of the water
*sa mple.

Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure ofthe radwacrtirity in warer.

Water Quality Test Results
As you can see by the following table, our s.Wsrem had no violations. We're proud that your drinking water meets or exceeds all
Federal and State requirements.


Microbiological Contaminants
Coninman and Unit of Dates of MCL Highest MCLG MCL Likely Source of
Measurement sampling. Violaiiua Monthly Coutammianon
(mo.ys.) ,YN Number of .
1. Total Coliform Bacteria? 'Monthly N NONE 0, For systems collecting fewer than 40 samples per Naturally present in the
No Coliform bacteria were month: presence of coliform bacteria in more than environment
detected from our monthly 1 sample collected during a month.
sampling In 1999 : '

Relcs to the Level Detecred column for radiological contammant inorganic coniamanants, synthec organmc contaminants including pesticide and herbicides, and volatile organic
contaminants are the highest average at any of the sampling points or the highest detected level at any sampling point, depending on the sampling frequency
Contaimnantmand UniofMeauremnent Dales of samplng MCL Violation Level Range of Results MCLG MCLI LikelySource of Comaimntioan
(mo/yr.) Y/N Detected |
Radiological Contaminants
Alpha(pCi/l) 13/97 N 1.20 |N/A 0 15 Erosionofnatural deposits

Inorganic Contaminants
.Fluondqippm) -10/97 N 1.75 1.60-1.9* 4 4 Erosion of naturaldeposis,
water additive which promotes
Average Average strong teeth, discharge from
fertilizer and aluminum factories
Nickel (ppb) 2/97 N 30 N/A 1a 100 Pollutionfrom electlnplaang
Nitrate (as Nitrogen) (ppm) 3/99 N 0.30 N/A 10 10 Runofffrom fertilizer use;
leaching from septic tanks,
sewage; erosion of natural
Total Nitrate + Nitrite (as Nitrogen) 3/99 N 0.30 N/A n/a 10 Runofffomfertilizeruse;
( PP .leaching fom septic tanks,
(ppm) -' sewage; erosion of natural
Sodurnmppm) 2.97 N 63.40 N/A n/a 160 Salt water minrusion, leaching
flom soil

Contamnmant and linst of Daires of AL Violantion 90th No. ofamphung MCLG AL Likely Sonre ofContamination
Meaiurement anphng YiN Percenile sites exceeding the (Action
(mo tye ) Result AL ILevel)
Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Copper(tapwater)(ppm) 7/99 N .0.343 0 of 10 -1. 1.3Corosionhoueholplumbing system; crosionof
natural deposits; leaching funi wood preservatives
Lead(tap water)ippb) 7/99 N 1.0 0 of 10 0 15 Corrosion of Household plumbing systems, enson of
natural deposits

Reasons for moesonong for unregulaitd conwiminats (1'l) To determine appropriate MDLs for the unregulated contaminants, and
(2) To evaluate which compoundA should be considered regulated compounds
Contaminant nd Unif Date. of sampling | Average Result Range of Results at or Above ILjkely Source ofContminainan
Measurement (mojyr.) Detection
Group 11 Unregulated Organic Contaminants
Brommodchloromethrie ippb) 3/97 4.40 N/A

Bromoform(ppb) 3/97 1.20 N/A

Chloroform (ppb) 3/97 7.6 N/A

Dtbromochloromehane (ppb) 3 97 4.40 N/A

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include, rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs,
and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals
and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human
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, andcan .also come from gas stations;, urban stormwater runoff and septic sys-
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil aid' gas production and mining
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 'contaniinants in bottled water
which must provide the same protection for public health.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contam-
inants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information
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.
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/CDC guidelines 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 City of Mexico Beach 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.
Itc, June 29, 2000

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Celebrate the 4th of July Legally

By Bob Crawford
Commissioner of Agriculture
As the nation prepares to.cel-
ebrate its 224th birthday, many
people will look for ways to add
sparkle to 4th of July. festivities
with fireworks. Fireworks have
been used around the world for
centuries to celebrate holidays
and special events. But since
most fireworks contain gunpow-
der or similar ingredients, they
can be extremely dangerous-
even when handled by experts.
The U.S.' Consumer Product
Safety Commission (CPSC) esti-'
mates that in 1998 about 8.500
people were treated in hospital
emergency rooms for injuries
associated with fireworks.
Of those cases, 60 percent
occurred during a 30-day period
surrounding July 4th (June 23 to
July 23). About 55 percent of
those fireworks injuries' were
burns; most of the burns involved
the hands, face, and head; and
about 40 percent 'of the victims
were under 15 years of age.
The spectacular pyrotechnic
displays that .many communities
sponsor to celebrate Indepen-
dence Day are conducted by
trained and licensed profession-
als. People who'want to mark the
nation's' birthday would be well
advised to: visit such an event
rather than risk personal injury
by using any kind-of fireworks
themselves. "
The Federal Hazardous
Substance Act prohibits the sale.
of the most dangerous fireworks
including reloadable shells,
"cherry bombs," "aerial bombs,"
"M-80's," and "silver salutes."
Florida law is even more strict
and prohibits almost all devices
that contain explosives. "Black
cats," "ladyfingers." .and similar
firecrackers are Illegal in Florida.
Also illegal in this state are
"roman candles," "skyrockets,"
"bottle rockets" and other devices
that are ignited and emit projec-
tiles or launch into the air.
In fact, the only fireworks
legal for use by the public. in'
Florida are sparklers approved by
the State Fire Marshal's Office.
Sparklers are defined as hand-,
held or ground-based devices
which emit showers of sparks
upon burning, but do not deto-
nate or explode and cannot propel
themselves through the air.

Toy. gun ."caps," "smoke
bombs," "party poppers," (which
"pop" when. a string Is pulled),
"snappers" (which "pop" 'when
thrown on a hard surface), and
"snakes" (which produce a large
snake-like ash when lit), are not
defined as fireworks and. are also
considered legal.
The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services works with the CPSC and
Fire Marshal's, Office to check
reports of unsafe fireworks or ille-'
gal sales. Anyone with informa-
tion about a violation should
contact local law enforcement
Individuals who insist on cel-
ebratirig with their own fireworks
should use only legal devices and
observe these safety tips to help
keep their holiday from turning

Into tragedy.
* Do not allow young children to
play with any fireworks. Closely
supervise older children. ,
* Use only fireworks that are,
legal in Florida, and follow all'
written warnings and instruc-'
* Do not use homemade devices
or alter commercial fireworks.
* Light fireworks in a clear area
away from bystanders, homes.'
dry leaves, glass, unlit fire-
works or other combustibles.
* Always keep water close by for;
emergencies. Douse fireworks
that don't properly ignite-
never try to relight them.

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The SHIP program was created for the purpose of providing funds to local governments as an
incentive for the creation of local housing partnerships, to expand production of and preserve afford-
able housing, and to increase housing related employment.
Gulf County will receive funding under Florida's State Housing Initiative Partnership Program
(SHIP) for the Fiscal Year 2000 ( 2001 in the amount of $350,000. Pursuant to the Florida Statute
420.9075(3)(b), the availability of these funds must be advertised as follows:
Fiscal year 2000 2001 (July 1, 2000 une 30, 2001 ..
Estimated amount of SHIP funds allocated for each strategy/activity for each fiscal year 'areas
follows: '

Housing Rehabilitation :
Purchase Assistance
(includes the following):

$ 157,500
$ 153,000

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

(Dowrn Payment Assistance, Closing Cost Assistance, &' Land Acquisition)
Home O0%nership Counseling $ 4,500 Very Low, Low & Moderate Iconie
At a minimum, thirty (30%) of funds allocated for each strategy/activity will benefit very low income
families. At a minimum, thirty 301. ) of funds allocated for each strategy /activity will benefit low
income families.
The maximum GROSS incomelimits according to fam size are as follows:

Very Low Income 13,300 1 ,200
Low Income 21,300 24,300
Moderate Income 31,920 36,480.

17,100 19,000
27,350 30,400
41,040 45,600





The maximum housing value limitation allowable for program participation for each strategy is
$98,523 for Existing Homes and $106,365 for, New Built Homes. SHIP FUNDS MAY NOT BE
be used to purchase a Department of Community Affairs (DCA) approved modular home.
(*) Purchase Assistance (Do\wn PPayment, Closing Cost, and Land Acquisition) shall be first'
qualified/first served for those qualified for a residential loan from a participating
lender. Owner-financing WILL NOT be'accepted as a means of financing!,
(*) Housing Rehabilitation Assistance shall be by a lottery system..
Eligible Sponsor participation will be based on .a'criteria that will include:
(a) an eligible sponsor locally based having expertise in providing Affordable Housing.
(b) amount of non-SHIP funds and/or the value of in-kind services committed as SHIP leverage.
(c) production goals in relation to the Housing'Assistance Plan.
(d) percentage of money targeted to very low and'low income persons.
(e) compliance with Rule 67-37, Local Housing.Assistance Plan as applicable.
Program Income and Recaptufred Program Funds'will be utilized consistent with the applicant selec-
tion criteria, strategies and income eligibility, as approved.
Payment Assistance, Closing Cost and Land Acquisition) BEGINNING JULY 7,
JULY 7, 2000 thru JULY 21 2000. THE DATE OF THE LOTTERY
APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE: County Courthouse Rooms: 136 & 147; and in
Wewahitchka, (Old Courthouse) at the County Extension Office'.
The local SHIP contact person is Bo Williams, (850) 229-6125 Tue thru Fri; Mon (850) 639-3019.
2tc, JUNE 8 AND 29. 2000


The sources of drinking water (both cap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and
wells. As water travels over the urt'ace of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, -tn.
some cases, radivacrii'r 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, agri-
cultural livestock operations, and ivildli'f. .,
(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 industrial
processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff and septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activ-
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants
in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must pro-
vide the same protection for public health.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants.
The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about conta-
minants 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 contaminants, a
person 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
having the described health effect.
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromis d
persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, 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/CDC guidelines 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).
lighthouse Utilities Co., Inc. would like for you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment
process and protect our water resources. We are committed to insuring the quality of your water. If you have any questions or
concerns about the information provided, please feel free to call any of the numbers listed.
Itc, June 29, 2000

) i

1999 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Lighthouse Utilities Co., Inc.
We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the qual-
ity water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constantgoal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of-
drinking 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 ground water drawn
through two wells from the pristine Floridan Aquifer. The Floridan Aquifer.is the primal y drinking water source throughout,
We are pleased to report that our drinking water meets all federal and state requirements.
If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact James R. Simmons at (850) 227-"
7427. We encourage our valued customers to be infiirmed about their water utility. If you want to learn more, please call us
at the number above.
Lighthouse Utilities Co., Inc. routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State
laws, rules, and regulations. Except where indicated'.therwise, this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the peri-
od of January 1st to December 31st, 1999.
As authorized and approved by EPA, the State has reduced monitoring requirements for' certain contaminants to less often
than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly from year to year.
Some of our data, for example, /inorganic contaminants, unregulated contaminants and radiological contaminants], though
representative, is more than one year old..
In the table bi'lvi un will find terms and abbreviations you might not be familiar with. To help you better understand these
terms we've provided the following definitions:
* Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest levelsof a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are
set a chlsie iri the MCLGs ai f "easible nsina the best available treatment technology.
* Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no
known or expected risk nr health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
* Non-detect or "ND" means not derecred and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.
* Non applicable (n/a): Does not apply.
*Action Level (AL): The cncnentritti.n ,ofa cuointaminai t which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements ir hi',
a water-system muirt foullw. .
* Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/I) one partI b- i'eigl' of analyte to 1 million parts by. weight of
the water sample.
* Parts per billion (pp) or Micrograms per liter (ug/l) one part by weight of analyte to 1 billion parts by weight of the
water sample.
* Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radivaernttr in itr
* Method detection limits (MDL) minimum level measurable of a contaminant with 99% confidence.
Water Quality Test Results
As oum can see by the fiolliri ng table, our pYremnt had nwv iia riin i.. '11 're prihud rhiary r y drinkilig a tr'r in ct tor exceeds all'
Federal and Staie requirement. .


Results in the Level Detected column for radiological contaminants. iorgaruL contarunanrt, ;,.nthetci orgaruc contaranants ulcludmg
pesticides and herbicides. and volatile organic contanunants are the highest average at an. of the sampling points or the lughest detected level at
any sampling point, depending on the sampling frequency
Contarnmant and Uimt of Dates of i mpling MCL Le.el RangeeofReulL MCLG MCL L l'eh Source.,
Measurement (moa.Ir Violation Deleaed" C.mnumnition
Radiological Contaminants
Alpha (pC'l) Feb & N 214 240-2 4 5 Erosion or natural
pha(pC199 N 2 deposits
:April 1n997

Inorganic Contaminants
Fluonde (ppm> Feb & N 0.84 0 81-0.84 4 4 Erosion c.'narural
Apl deposits, water additie
April 1997 whichh promote strong
:eeth, discharge from
ertilzer and lumirum
Nickel (ppb) Feb. & N 20 20 -20 na 100 Pollution from
April 1997 (Both wells electroplating uperuorns
had the
Sodium (ppm) Feb.& April N 13.5 11 5-13.5 na 160 Salt water intrusion.
1997 leaching trom soil

Contammnant and Umnit ol Date.s of AL 90i No ofsamplig MNICLG AL Likely Soure Conlnanration
Meaasurement iamplinig '.'iolalon Percentile sIes exceeding (Action l .
I mo wvr i Y.N Result the AL Level)
Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Copper i ap water June- N 0.248 0 of 20 1 3 I 3 Corrosion of household plumbing systems;
Ippm erosion of natural deposits; leaching from
Sept. 'wood preservatives
Lead i tap water i (ppb i June- N 3.0 0 of 20 0 15 Corrosion of household plumbing systems,
S e erosion of natural deposits
."-, -Sept .

Reasons for morutoring for unregulated contaminants- (I1 To determine appropriate NMDLs for the unregulated contaminants, and
(2 1 To evaluate uhich com ounds should be considered regulated compounds
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of AMerage Result Range of ResulLt at or Above Ldkel) Source of Coniammauon
Measurement sampling Detection
I movr )
Group H Unregulated Organic Contaminants
Bromodichloromethane Feb. & 0.8 ND-I 6
ppb ... April (average)
Chlorioformippb., Feb & 3 4 N-D-6 8
April (average)

U-Boats in the Gulf:

By Herman Jones
It is an hour past midnight,
June 29, 1942. For most Ameri-
cans, World War II is oceans away,
but this night, the war with its
death and destruction would
come'within a mere 40 miles of
Port St. Joe.
Empire Mica, a 431 ft. British
tanker built only a year before, is
on her maiden voyage and is fol-
lowing the 60 ft. or 10 fathom
depth as recommended by the
U.S. Navy. At this depth sub-
marines are supposedly at a dis-
advantage. Fully loaded -with
11,200 tons of aviation fuel from
Baytown, Texas, she is to find a
protected harbor each night. None
of the bays on this section of the
coast are deep enough to accom-
modate the loaded ship. Cruising
along at 11 knots, she leaves the
Cape San Bias sea buoy in' her
wake and begins an ESE course
that will seal her doom.
Soonr after the sun sinks and

The Sinking of the

the flames.
In Apalachicola the news of
the torpedoed ship ,is, received
from the Coast Guard Station at
Cape San Bias. With the Cpast
Guard boat Sinbad in dry-dock,
two local pleasure boats, the 32 ft..
Countess,, owned by Dick Heyser.
and the 40 ft. Sea Dream. owned
by W.F. Randolph. are asked to
proceed to the blazing hulk and
search for survivors. It is now
2:00 a.m. It is dayligl before the
Countess spots a lifeboat with a-
red sail. Huddled under blankets
are 14 of the 47 man crew. The
Sea Dream continues to search
hopelessly for more survivors.
Finding none. the -survivors,
mostly teenage boys and' their 70
year old: captain. Hugh Bentley.
are transferred to the faster Sea
Dream for' the trip back to
Apalachicola. The Empire Mica
continues to burn' that day and
into the night before it sinks in
110 ft. of water. 21 miles due

her captain was taking no
chances. As the night wears on,
U-67 submerges twice as plane
lights are seen. Over the steamy
Apalachicola swamps, thunder-
storms rage; to the U-boat captain
they appear as heat lightning and
are noted, in his war diary. Final-
ly, at 12:25 a.m. her-luck changes
as a huge "shadow"' approaches
out of the northwest.
In the glassy, moonlit Gulf,
Captain Gunther Mueller-Stock-
heim aligns the crosshairs of the
periscope on the heavily laden
ship. The unescorted Empire Mica
will be easy prey. The U-Boat's
captain methodically and coolly
figures the necessary mathemat-
ics that will send the torpedoes on
their deadly course. He will soon
receive the Knight's Cross for his
At 12:50 two torpedoes are let
loose. One strikes just astern of
the bridge on the port side, the
other, at the stern where the

inmpire Mica
sputh of Cape Sqp plas..'
The following year. the Mica's
nemesis. U-67 on her eighth war
cruise is surprised and bombed in
rnd-Atlantic by a plane from the
Carrier LISS Core. Before the U-67
could dive. four or fi\e bombs fall
and she disappears at a 45l5 degree
angle Three crewmen on deck
watch survive the bombing and
are saved hy the Americans. The
U-67 and the rest of her crew now
lie eternally entombed in the
depths ol the Sargasso Sea.
After the Wai. the Coast
Guard decided the superstruc-
tures of the Empire Mica posed a
threat to navigation: therefore,
they were blown apart with depth
charges. Yet, the wreck remains
an awesome sight.
My wife Pam,. our son Trip
and I dived on the wreck one sum-.
mer's day when the Gulf was as
slick as a mill pond and as blue as
(See U-Boats on Page 2C)

The British tanker, Empire Mica in November of 1941, shortly after her launching.
Photo courtesy 'of Peabody Museum of Salem

... a bnlliant full moon nses. a sleek.
gray wolf awakens from her sleep
91 on the floor of the Gulfl" and begins
her deadlY prowl. The "wolf is the
German sub. U-67, which has
already sank two ships since her
fifth war cruise began in May.
When this cruise is over, eight
ships will be sunk off the coast of
Florida. Empire Mica is number
i U-67 had lain submerged
during the day to avoid detection
from Navy.patrol planes. She had
[beeri spotted on June 24th and





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gage the engines so that the
lifeboats can be launched. Flames
devour the engine room and
Steele. a hero to the survivors.
does not escape. Of the three
lifeboats lowered, two. along with
their occupants, are consumed by


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:sapphires. Snorkeling first over
the wreck I could discern its top
deck seventy feet below through
the clear water. Hundreds of
snapper swam lazily up to investi-
gate while great barracudas
yawned and displayed their jagged
teeth as a definite display of their
tinhappiness for our invasion of
their realm. At the limits of visibil-
ity, bull sharks circled only to
rush in if a fish is speared. We will
not spearfish today. In mid-deck
we spot the huge 11 ft. spare iron
propeller (The Mica's bronze prop
Was removed years ago and now
resides In front of Capt.; Ander-
son's Restaurant).
Donning aqualungs, my fami-
ly and I descend for a brief '25,
minute dive; any longer and we.
iisk the bends. Open hatches
invite us into empty holds as big
as church sanctuaries. Entering,
we look out through cracks and

holes as large grouper and amber-
jack pass outside in patrol of their

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After swimming through the
cavernous Interior, we exit near
the bow, now broken apart from
the hull and lying on its side in
the sand. It is now home for most
of the snapper. Along each side of
the hull. st'-el plates from the,
exploded superstructure litter the
sandy bottom. With our air dimin-:
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anchor line as the tugging current,
of the Gulf tries to keep us away..:
The stern section will be explored,
As we ascend, the wreck slow- ,
ly recedes into the depths, an-
oasis of abundant life in this
desert of the Gulf; and a ghostly;
metal tombstone to 33 men and,
boys who lost their lives here 58,
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Sea Dream of Apalachicola which brought the British survivors to Apalachicola. It sat on a vacant lot
on Water Street until 1998. It had been neglected so long that it was hauled to the dump.
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Sunshine Acres
Owner Financing

Port St. Joe
4BR/2.5BA, 2551 s.f:

Sunshine Farms Creekwood Subd. 3BR/2BA Mobile
5 min. from beaches Deepwater Access Home, Honeyville
$18,700 $25,000 $64,900

Owner Financing Honeyville Bryant's Landing
Honeyville Acreage Large Homesite 3BR/2BA
$35,500 $10,900 $26,000

17 Acres in Land's Landing
Stone Mill Creek Near Boat Launch
$55,000 $11,500 WATERFRON

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$114,900 $17,000 $299,500

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$194,500 $20,750 and up. $89,900

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324 Sandpiper Rd. -'This beautiful 3 Br/2Ba home is just steps to
the beach. You "can sit on the screened deck and enjoy the
water view. This home is in excellent condition. Great room
has cathedral ceilings central heat/air. Must see!'
$250,000:00.. ..
102 Sun Ray Court This' ver\ nice single wide mobile home
'has 3 bd./2 ba. :.enr h/o carpet portly furnished large work-
shop.yar.d landscaped, short walk to beach. $95 000 00.
106 N. 27th St. This older beach colttge has 2 bedrooms and
1 bdth screened' porch carp.:ort short walk to beach
$95,000.00. .. .
314 Lake Alice'Dr. 'This Very nice home has 3 Br 2 'full boths.
remodeled, large 'workshop, lornscaped .yard, across from
Lake Alice.. $60,000.00.
41.2 Fifth St. Mexico Beach Very nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath
double wide mobile home, short distance 'to the beach,
deck, screened porch, storage shed with carport, fenced
yard, landscaped. $74,500
110 .B Miramar Drive Townhome located on the Canal! -This
nice 2 bedroom', 2 1/2 bath, furnished. CH/A, Decks, Boat Slip,
Great Rental $234,900. .
118 S 38th St Beachside -r T iLy re 2 BR/11.5 BA Townhome,
furnished, decks, ch/a, beailW iy rated. $129,900. .
201 Virginia Drive This 2 BR/i 3BA home has enclosed front
porch, ch/a, new windows and vinyl siding, fenced yard, utility shed
and carport. Short walk to beach. $95,900. Reduced $87,000
111 D. WATER DRIVE This beautiful' townhome is just steps from
the canal. Dock your boat under a covered boat slip, holds up toa
35'boat, deck, water and lights (25'on Canal). Townhome has 2 Br,
2Ba, new carpef downstairs, new triple pane windows, patio has
been enclosed for a sunroom. Upstairs deck enclosed for office/sit-
ting room, laundry room, double car garage, security system, in
ground sprinkler system, landscaped. Must see!! $249,900.

701 Nautilus Dr. This beautiful home has 3 bedrooms, 3 full
baths, formal dining room, breakfast room, .laundry room.
Master bath has garden tkf te shower; Other features
include covered patio, screeine-, ,-heated pool, fenced yard,
sprinkler system, landscaped. $229,900 REDUCED TO
8976 Hwy. 98, This beautiful home has been completely remod-
eled. Home has 5 bedrooms, 4 baths. Home is set up for the new
millennium, lower level for entertaining and kitchen, and 1 bath and
bedroom downstairs, upstairs has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths and sit-
ting area. Must see!! $575,000.

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9248 Cockles Short walk to beach. 3 BR/1 BA, single wide
mobile home, great rental or beach retreat. $49,900. Reduced to
S 130-132 Bay St., This traditional duplex only 1/2 block to the
beach, 2BR/1BA on onseedR/1.75BA on other side.
Screened porch on both sde'm, ffUTshed $114,500
204 21st St., This 3 BR/2.5 BA home is finished on outside, fin-..,
ish the inside to your taste. Home has a 2 car garage, just a
short walk to schools. Must See! $77,500.
2250 Amberjack Ave. This 3 BA/1 BA home has many possi-
bilities, large living room. Greatfor f first time buyers or rentals.
1211 Palm Blvd. This newly renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bath stucco
"home is approx. 1500 sq. ft. Fenced yard, carport, front and back
screened porch. $99,500.
447 Dolphin St. Very nice mobile home has 2 bedrooms and 1
bath, with add on, ch/a, vinyl siding and nice yard. 2 storage build-
ings, $29,900. .
455 Dolphin St. This 2 bedroom, 1 bath home has large laundry
room, deck in back, fenced yard. $42,900.
2427 Victoria Ave. This 3$l i /Wme has front porch, laun-
dry room on back porch.. bM
2421 Victoria Ave. This 3 BR/2 BA double wide has dining
room, breakfast nook in kit1f.I l.I.fry room, den, living room,
Must See! $29,900.
182 Chapel Lane, This property is used as a church retreat. It
consists of 2 doublewide trailers, 1 single wide, 1 wood frame build-
ing used as a dining area, 1 building covering 2 trailers, extra rooms
and a large screened porch. There'is one well and 3 septic tanks.
One doublewide is open inside for meetings and the other dou-
blewide is living area for the caretaker. This beautiful acreage has
many, many uses for churches, clubs, large families that want to
stay' together, or whatever you want to dream up. Everything is in
excellent condition and on approximately 2.5 acres. $199,900.
162 Sierra Drive, Stone Mill Creek This 1999 double wide mobile
home has 3 BR/2 BA, CH/A, washer/dryer hook-up, breakfast nook
and bar, fireplace in living room, fish pond. Approx. 1 acre.
$89,900. Reduced to $79,900.
278 Hilty Circle -Douglas Landing This single wide mobile home
has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. Ch/a, furnished, large screened porch,
large lot, short walk to river. Home has not been flooded. $37,900.
11552 McClellan St. Cypress Creek-Oak Grove Community,
This home has 2BR/1.5BA, approx. 1143 sq. ft., fire place,deck,
lot approx. 100x100, near creek, $46,500.
6914 Highway 71 South-Scotts Ferry- Located approx. 1 mile
from Chipola River, in Calhounr County, building has been used
as a restaurant, some remodeling. $79,900.
704 HighGIENRL j sUJSfBUki 1 ZONED

allow single or multi-family use, as well as commercial:
3704, 3706 & 3708 Hwy. 98atiol GENERAL COMMERCIAL
- Canal view, approx. 49 xMI(led, lots are between Shell
Shack & Hide-a-way Harbor. $149,900 each.
415 Fifth St. Cleared lot, zoned homes only, approx. 100x158,
short walk to beach. $59,900.
Sun Ray Court Lot 2. has septic, water tap paid. Homes or .
restricted mobile homes. Financing available. $38,000.
Sun Ray Court Lot 1 f t2 paid. Homes or,.restrited'
mobile homes. Financing"a IlrlS. $44,000.
Sun Ray Court Lot 16, water tap paid. Homes or restricted
mobile homes. Financing available, $36,000.
Ocean Ridge Lane, lots 3 and,4, blk 1, $28,500 Each.
Gulfaire Drive Phase II Lots' 32 & 33, Block C $34,500
i.09 Nautilus ick A, Unit
A, vacant lot, e $ RA, Un"
Atlantic St. ._-, Cornrer. i5t 150. Financing available
$29,500. ''''
Alabama Ave. Lot a)ji. 6 150. Financing available
$28,000.e .
510 FourthU E GR1 CONXTORA.CTooo0
Most areas unrestricted to houses or mobile homes.
Palmetto' SUN E e,rNT" G 5oO. 00.
Creekfront Wetappo Creek-Lots 1 & 2 approx. 3 acres each, sep-
tic & well in place, cleared. Financing available, $49,900 Each.
Creekfront Wetappo Creek Lot 3. Approx. 4 acres with well &'
septic in place, fish pond, cleared, financing available $49,900
Chapel Largv teW Inrle lw tracoastal,
financing. a ,"
Borders Road Approx. 1 acre, homes or mobile homes,
245 Whippoorwill Ave. on Intracoastal, lot has well and septic,
cleared. $39,900.00.
Whippoorwill Ave., on Intracoastal Canal, cleared lot. $35,000.
Chapel Lane Overstreet approx. 1-1/4 acres wooded.
Idlewood Drive Block 1, lots 4, 5 & 6, total price $10,500.00.
Idlewood Drive Block 1, lots 9,; 10 & 11, total price $14,500.00.
Idlewood Drive Block 2, lots 1, 2 & 3, total price $12,000.00.
Idlewood Drive Block 2, lots 9, 10, 11, total price $12,000.00.
Dalkeith Approx. 23 Acres has highway frontage, near river.
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- UW K Kefl U KU

Respondent. CASE NO. 00-241-CA

for Petition for Custody 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. Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 on or
before the 14th day of July 2000'. and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court.either before service
S 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 8 day of June. 2000.
Benny C. Lister
dlerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tonya Knox
4tc. June 15. 22, 29. and July 6. 2000.

CASE NO. 00-249
both minors.

Clark Air Force Base Military Jail
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
adoption of your minor children, Krista Ann Hensley
and Nichole Lin Hensley by ,their step-father.
Vincent Justin Everett, has been filed against you
and that you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to It on Thomas S. Gibson,
whose address Is: Rish. Gibson & Scholz, P.A., 206
E. 4th Street, P. 0. Box 39. Port St. Joe, FL 32457.
S n or before July 24, 2000 and Mile the original.with
the Clerk of this Court at; 1000 Cecil G. Costln. Sr.
Boulevard. Port St Joe. FL 32456. before service on
Rentioner or Immediately thereafter if you fail to
db so. a default may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case,. including orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You may
review these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of Circuit
Court's office not(fied of your current
S... address. (You may file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Family .La, Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed
to the address on record at the Clerk's office.
.: :" WARNING: Rule 12.285,. Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure of documents and
S information. Failure to comply can result in
".*- sanctions, including dismissal or striking of
DATED 6-19-00
S By: /s/ T. Knox
Deputy Clerk
4tc, June 22 and 29. and July 6 and 13, 2000.
";-. -. i CASE NO. 00-36


A. I. T1: K"RMNA L. SHINN '- >- -
HC 1. BOX 135
Port St. Joe. Florida 32456
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a replevin action has
been filed against you and you are required to serve
a"i copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on
T" Timothy D. Padgett. Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address Is 2810 Remington Green Circle.
Tallahassee, Florida 32308. on or before July 20.
2000. and file the original with the clerk of this court
*- ;. either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or imme-
S diately thereafter: otherwise, a default will be
: entered against you for the relief demanded In the
complaint. .
. Dated on this 9 day qf June, 2000.
By: /s/ T. Knox
Deputy Clerk
2tc. June 22 and 29, 2000.
BID #9900-29
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive bids from any person, company, or cor-
S oration interested in providing the following:
Delivery date must be specified.
Please indicate' on the envelbipe that this Is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and %hat the BID
Ss for..
Specifications can be obtained at the Gulf County
Clerk's Office. 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd. Port.
Joe, Florida 32456 (850) 229-6112. Bids will be
: ceived until Thursday. July 6. 2000 at 5:00 p.m..
S E.D.T..at the Office of the Clerk of Court.. 1000 Cecil
S ,. Costln. Sr.. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
The Board reserves the right 'to reject any and all
Proposals received.
/s/ Blly E Traylor Chairman
/- '.Benny C. Lister, Clerk
tc. June.22 and 29., 2000.

BID #9900-30
S" The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
: will receive bids from any person, company,. or cor-
p oration interested in providing the following:
S (Howard Creek Fire 'Department).
'" : Delivery date must be specified.
;lease indicate on the envelope that this is a
:SEALED BID. the BID NUMBER, and what the BID
'Is for.
Specifications can be obtained at the Gulf County
C clerk's Office. 1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr.. Blvd. Port
St. Joe. Florida 32456 (850) 229-6112. Bids will be
received until Thursday. July 6. 2000 at 5:00 p.m..
'E.D.T.. at the Office of the Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil
.. ;G. Costin, Sr., Blvd.. Port St. Joe. Florida 32456.
jThe Board reserves the right to reject any and all
proposals received.'
S /s/ Billy E. Traylor. Chairman
S ;/s/ Benny C. Lister. Clerk
2 : ... tc.June22and29,.2000.

Florida banking corporation.


CASE NO. 00-29-CC

MITCHEL G. DAVIS. deceased. et. al.

NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
June 22, 2000 in the above-styled cause. I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash. at the front
door of the Gulf County Courthouse. Port St. Joe,
* Florida, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time. Wednesday,
July 26, 2000, the following described property In
Gulf County:
See Exhibit "A" attached hereto.
Dated this 23 day of June. 2000.
Clerk of Court
:. by: /s/Tonya Knox, Deputy Clerk
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct

copy of the foregoing Notice of Sale pursuant to F.S.
Chapter 45 has been furnished by United States
Mail this 23 day of June, 2000 to each of the follow-
D. Stephen Kahn. Post Office Dox 10032.,
. Tallahassee, FL 32302
William G. Davis, 6131 Ganley Road. Wewahitchka.
FL 32465
Timothy G. Davis. 6131 Ganley Road, Wewahitchka.
FL 32465
Debbie Chlldress. 375 Reynolds Road,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Jerald Gaskin. President. Wewahitchka State Bank.
P.O. Box 100. Wewahltchka FL 32465
Wanda Davis. P.O. Box 5051. White City. FL 32465
/s/ B. Downs
Deputy Court Clerk
Farm #28. of Gulf County Farms. Inc..Properties, an,.
unrecorded subdivision of that portion of Section
19. Township 5 South. Range 9 West. Gulf County.
Florida, lying West of State Road #71, more particu-
larly described as follows: Commence at the NW cor-
ner of Section 19, Township 5 South. Range 9 West,
Gulf County. Florida, thence South 03 degrees 03
minutes 32 seconds East along the West line of said
Section 19 for 1501.44 feet: thence North 71 degrees
43 minutes 40 seconds East for 299:59 feet; thence
South 18 degrees 16 minutes 20 East for 966.00 feet
to the Point of Beginning. Thence North 71 degrees
43 minutes 40 seconds East for 676.00 feet: thence
South 18 degrees 16 minutes 20 seconds East for
290.00 feet; thence South 71 degrees 43 minutes 40

1200 U. S
Mexico BeE
Sales 850.

seconds West for 676'.00 feet;'.thence North 18;e
degrees 16 minutes 20 seconds West for 290.00 feet.
to the Point of Beginning.
A portion'of Farm 428 of Gulf County Farms, Inc..,
an unrecorded subdivision of that portion of Section
19. Township 5 South. Range 9 West, Gulf County,.
Florida, lying West of State Road No..71, more par-,
ticularly described us follows: Commence at the
Northwest corner of Section 19, Township 5 South.
Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida. Thence South
03 degrees 03 minutes 32 seconds East along the
West line of said Section 19 for 1501.44 feet: thence'!
North 71 degrees 43 minutes 40 seconds East for'
299.59 feet: thence South 18 degrees 16 minutes 20,
seconds East for 1111.00 feet; thence North 71"
degrees 43 minutes 40 seconds East for 365.59 feet;
to the Point of Beginning. Thence continue North 71
*.3gi e,- 43 rrinante, 40 ec.crnd; Eir Ir:.r 300 41 fere
I.i tL e Wesi lir, eof a 60 I',-:or ,-ui ., r. r r:.d r, rn e
:.4'.n l 1 d'-i'ire -. 16 n'anue. ; -'tco' ri.-_ ,i.' .-J,.r,
,,i.j .,it Unre lor I 145 0 l4 u v. iLm r. N .r, line .1 .3
',' i'o l ,r'lad ,l h ,er.- :" S,.ur '71 *.r r e_ 4]i m nij '., .
40 seconds West along said North line for 300.41'
feet: thence North 18.degrees 16 minutes 20 sec-e
onds West for 145.00 feet to the Point of beginning.,
itc, June 29, 2000.

The City of Wewahltchka has declared the following?
items as surplus and will accept sealed bids for the
purchase of these items: Bids must be marked.
SEALED BIDS and be received by the Cit3 Clerk
before 3:00 PM CT on July 10, 2000. Items may be'
inspected, at the City Sewer Plant during regular,

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and large 2 Br 2 5 Ba hall dup.l L Ultihmate prlac,
floor plan with extra large Brs, closets, and baths.
Large outside util. rm., paxed drnvev-.av Screen porch.
covered deck, covered b':ilco'ny Lindrn-ath uni 2 car
parking. CH/A; furnished Firil rloor ha hi ing din.
ing area w/French doors opening to large covered
deck, half-bath, kitchen, screened entry porch, laundry
room. Second floor has big master Br w/sliding glass
doors to covered private balcony for your pleasure to
see gorgeous sunsets and moonlit nights! Master Ba
has separate dressing/vanity and large walk-in closet.
Br #2 has walk-in closet. Private entrance to large full
Ba with view of Gulf! Excellent rental history. $299,000

206 Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach. Beautiful one of a kind
beach xiE I home de,.gned b\ Paul Brent Thiz reno-
ated home ha., ihree deck, oxerlookng gulf, .crecr.ed
in back porch, lots of dckg ing back tre- irriganon
system. Kitchen is gas and elercinc nrl nl.d floor. anr.d
pickled oak cabinets. Downstairs features two bed-
rooms and two baths, laundry room, kitchen and liv-
ing room. Many built-ins. Second floor features large
master bedroom, large master bath and walk-in closet.
SBonus from for office or bedroom and .small sitting
area. Two car garage with access from Oleander St.
Must see .to appreciate. $610,000.

Gulffront 8701 Highway 98. Very nice single
story Gulf front home on 75' lot on St, Joe
Beach. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath: single, story
home, has an all electric kitchen, fully fur-,
nished, with lots of decking, partially screened
porch, dune walkover, paved parking under-
neath, outside shower. Excellent rental. unit.
Priced to sell at $475,900.

Mexico Beach 203 Fifth St. Affordable beach
retreat. 2 bedroom/2 bath house is 725' from ded-.
icated beach, nice yard. Has great possibilities.
Needs some work. Reduced to $89,000.


Preferred Location CANALFRONT BEACH-
SIDE 116 Miramar Dr. Mexico Beach.
Floating dock boardwalk seawall deck.
Single residence on 75' wide lot, remodeled,
2/2, 1528 sq. ft., plus Florida room, carport,,
fence, partially furnished. $550,000.

ROAD, between Wewahitchka and

home on 3.69 acres, with 500' on Borders
Road. Good barn and fenced. $59,900.

1 Sfl-.1, l1t11LI2
131B, Miramar Dr., Mexico Beach. Location! 3
bbd d nd

' coming into Ihe canal. Very good investment for
home, second home or for rental property. Hurry!
Call for an appt. Ask .for Joan. MLSI5361.

107 N. 38th St., Mexico Beach. Fisherman's
dream. Walk out of ,our back do6r to your boat!
3 bd 2 ba., lo\ el brick home on the canal. Dock
withh coxr anal..6000 lb. lilt Fully furnished new- .
'1, decoraled'creen'forch. Flor ~h oom '6cel V
andscaped, just't3o mention a le' Ahi Call"
Joan to see this home. $310,000.00. MLS#5549.
-* .' .P

Owner relocating. 203 Naryaez Seashores., reat
location for family'or retirement close to beach-
es and marinas. Enjoy this approx. 1750 sq. ft.
home "With great room accented by cathedral ceil-
ing, fireplace; split bedrionm'Jplan, MB a1as w/in
closet, separate dressing, bath area. Ig. kitchen
w/great storage plus 6' pan'tr and breakfast bar.
Double garage, -screened porch fo.r relaxation;
landscaped yard with garden area. well, privacy
fenced. New gutters and downspouts. Well isu-
lated, low utilily costs, gas water heater & fur-
nace, elec. A C. $142,500. Call for appointment.

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ONE OF A KIND DLiPLE\! 1 .E t,.F 1st St., Mexico,
Beach. 2 bedroom 1 bath up-tair4. 2 bedroom 1 bath
dot:nsitar' .ii:.l rool, cera'mi: lye floors Greal loca-
tion! Upper floor has 2 decks ,ii'lh,.great .ew of .gulf.
Lower unit has deck, also with a great view. Duplex
is on corner lot. Call 'for appointitient soon; $229,000.

Gulfaire 205 Christin's CuTve Rd.: 4 bd., 2.5
bath Victoriari style" charm in'Gulfaire Sub.,'
close tod pool and'-tnnis courts. House has many
- extra touches such as tile 'a id parquet floors,
..bay windows 4in,breakfast nook. Front & side
porches as well -as large 'rear deck. Shown by
appt. only. Call Gregg. $199,909 .. .
Port St.Joe' -410 Reid Ave.:Vacait, business lot
in the heart 6f d6wntowr n Port"St. Joe on Reid
' Ave. just half block ftbOrCMil G. Cdstih Blvd.
Ideal for retail or office structure: .Call Gregg.
Beacon Hill Vacant property. Back end of
Helmet.St. 4= acre, partially cleared. Great for
development pr,single faronly home with lots, of
privacy,,$165,900.' .11. '.
Mexico Beaci-- 1007 Cypress Lane 87.5'x125"
on street. Great location for residential or gen-'
eral commercial. $37,500.
Ni'ce wooded lot ''on Borders 'Road '-"i
O' 0verstreeit,:1.35 acres MOL. $12;500.
Mexico Beach. Marina .- located on Mexico
Beach Canal 4 lots, bait and tackle shop, g'aso-'
line pumps, boat' docks, 3,000 + sq. ft. bldg.
$690,000. '
Motel 4103 Hwy. 9.8 -MexiqoBeach, Located
on four lots, gunite swimming pool, boat park-
ing, good investment potential. $599,000.
Come and Net; at ':the, Beach! New Listfiig!
Beachside towvnhouse'at 2703-A 'Hwy. '98,
Mexico Beach. Two bedroom, 1.5 bath beach.
retreat. Very short walk to beach, close to'
restaurants. New ceramic tile downstairs &
new carpet;upstairs.' Fresh'paint inside & 6ut-
,, -, ., t de d .

work days between 8:00 AM and 3:0 PM.
1985 Ford Ranger Pickup Truck
1966 Chevrolet Van
VIN P3626A144753
Wisconsin Cement Mixer
SModel THD. Serial # 4058400

FOR SALE: Sealed Bids
Only 1983 Dodge Ram Charger
-2 Dr., 109,401 miles. Bids will be
received by the Mexico Beach Fire
Department until 4:00 PM (CST)
July 14, 2000; to be opened at
4:30 PM (CST) on that date. Bids
will be examined and the "best
offer" will be accepted. There is no
minimum bid. This sale is "as is
only." You may view this vehicle
any day from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
(CST) at the City Hall, .118 N. 14th
St., Mexico Beach, FL 32410. You
may drop off your bid, or mail it to
MBFD, PO Box 13018, Mexico
Beach, FL 32410. Please mark
SEALED BID on outside of enve-
lopee.Ztlc, 6/29 and 7/6/2000

John M. Delorme, Realtor/Broker
Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor/Broker 647-8939

Jim Vickers 648-3022
Tom Graney 647-3736
Marlene Harris 647-5316
Joan Smithwick 647-4150
Greg Mahlkov 647-3476
Joy Holder 648-8493
Mark Schultz 227-2594


414 Arizona Ur., M exico neacn. \er nell epi
home' 3 bd 2 ba in quiet neighborhood All appli
ances included in -.ale of property Exlra .r,-ulahon
for healing and coohIng AIl wood catnetE ir ktcher,
Watering well for outdoor atering Central h a. gad
fireplace in Ih rm cable and phone hook-ups in
every bedroom and in living room 2 1 2 car garage
w,lh workshop in garage Atic lar, in hou-e is good
asset for thi5.s well insulated house Cools house many
months of the year Lu-h landscaping all around this
home New carpet lust to mention a rew oI the
amenities MNLS55'70. $185,000 Svewer Connected
.. . i.

Beautiful Sunsets! from large story custom
built brick home with personality on 1 5 lots
across from dedicated beach. 4 bedroom. 3.5
Bath. Approx 3532 -q ft. of li\rng area. Metal
roof, large deck, Florida room. Huge attached
back garage, could be incorporated for more
living space Carpet & tile throughout
Beautiful Florida Beach landscaping. Many
unique amenities. Reduced $589,000.00.

A Lar,-s.. "

Mexico Beach step out to the beach! Buy one or
all four of the-e Gulf View townhome- Each has
a 2bi 2 5 ba, with appliances & tastefully tur-
nished. 2 end unit. $179,i00(i each, 2 middle
units. 159.000 each. These are too good to pass
up. MLS4b609-4bl2 O% ner financing.

;Gulf Front 140 Gulf Pines Dr. Indian Pass
Area: End Unit townhouse in triplex breeze-
way-separates. Beachfront townhouse tasteful-
ly decorated in mnove-in condition. 3 Br, 2 Ba,
two levels with decks, all rooms open on the
Gulf. Full electric kitchen and Master suite on
first level, spacious closets through-out.
Laundry room upstairs, 'storage room 'on
ground level. Covered parking on slab. 34.5' on
Gulf by. 485.6' deep. $287,000 FPI*

east of the corner of Narvaez and Nautilus. Nice
well built. homes on each side,lot is high and
drains well, great home site for only $29,500.
Call Tom. MLS#4958.
St. Joseph Shores. Approximately 120x344 ft.
Very nice lot on Hwy. 98. $180,000.
Developers Commercial, Residential! 180'
on U. S. 98 by 440' on Court St. Also, second
.parcel adjoins 370' on Americus Ave. by 125'
deep. Residential/commercial zoning. Great
potential! Growing area! $975,000.
Homes only Subdivision swimming pool
and tennis courts.
Tradewinds Dr. Lot 2, Blk G, 70'x115' nice lot
with Gulf view. $109,000.
Wetappo Drive Lot on paved road, restricted
to homes only. Creek access nearby and just 10
minutes to beach. $12,000..
Red Bull Island. Unit No. 1, Lot 4, Block #,
WATERFRONT Dead Lakes Drive,
Wewahitchka. Lot 3 West Arm of Dead Lakes.
Lot size 106.7' waterfront x 252.63' deep
approx. Beautiful wooded lot with direct access
to the Dead Lakes! $15,000.
Beautiful wooded lot, close to the Dead Lakes.
Located in the C. L. Morgan Subd., this lot is
zoned for homes or mobile homes. Lot size
105'x113'. Build the home of your dreams in
this quiet, wooded subdivision and still be just
20 min. from the beach. $10,000.

* e-mail: fantasy@d igitalexp.com

8228 Hwy. 98, St.
Joe Beach. Great
opportunity for
nveilors or per'
"" manent residents
Like new 2bd,- 2
I ba. ull' furnished
charmer 75 feet o,
shared parking,
.'. public beach
access across the
h% ,. Front deck to
I Henoy) ihe .ews
sunset,. All this
within iwaling distance ol stores and reLtauranls in
a last growing area ot St oe Beach Opportunit, is.
knocking. Take advantage now at l-$10' 000

New Listing, Beachfront -Investment
Opportunity. Tourist Commercial Mexico
Beach. Surtside Motel S. 3Sth Street. Located on
2 lots. Motel plu-. tour-plet plus beachfront
duplex. Ten rental units plus manager's apart-
ment. Lots 90'74 \ 130.74 and 75' x 90' call loan
:or lov $1,244,595.00. MSL#f5931

7660 Hwy.. '8, Sit. Joe ueacn. Location! Location'
2 bedroom, 2 bath brick home on 2 lots across
from dedicated beach. Large garage with work-
shop in back. Great Florida room to enjoy the fan-'
tastic sunsets. Call for appointment. Lots of palm
trees. Lot 100'x140'. REDUCED TO $295,000.

. .t ., .

101 Nautilus, Seashores Subdivision. 3 bd., 2
ba. stucco home j 3 old. Privacy fence
in back. Short w&UIlU beach. Enclosed
garage. Priced to sell! $129,.000.

311 Robin Lane, Mexico Beach. V\er\ nice 3 bed-
room 2 bath brick home in quiet neighborhood,
Nicely landscaped. Beautiful hardwood 'floors.
Ceramic tile in bathrooms, enclosed garage, ther-
mal windows, just to name a few of the perks 'of
this house. Large lot, approx. 100'x95'. $110,000.

along with new wallpaper in kitchen & baths.
- Privacy 'fenced landscaped-back yard &'patio.
Great view from deck off master bedroom.
Comes with all appliances. Great permanent
home or rental. $5,90. Reduced to $137,900.
Owner is Lic. Florida Real Estate Agent. MLS
342 Coronado St. Spacious 3 BR/3BA comfort-
able approx. 2800 sf home nestled on 2 large
lots. Bath on each of 3 levels. Stairs: on side and
out for safety. Lots of decks:3 BR and 2 baths on
.2 main living levels. Lots of room on ground
floor for game room, office, bedrooms, or could
be used as large apartment. Ground floor used
to i/

Gulf Side White Sands Dr. Two 25'xlOO' lots
cleared, $25,000 for both.
Great Gulf Front Opportunity. On Cape San
Blas Secluded Dunes Subd. Lot F 3, 116 ft. on
the gulf approx. 295 ft. deep, total .67 acres.
Everything is right on this one, World Class
Beach;, dramatic high dunes, remote site, con-
trolled access, your neighbor is the state park,
limited to no erosion and possible to permit for
two residences. Well priced at $410,000. Call
Indian Pass. N. Seminole and the Lagoon.
'Waterfront lot. Tremendous opportunity for
secluded homesite with dock on Indian
Lagoon. 225' of waterfront available, or may be
subdivided. The entire lot is .88 acres MOL. All
eligible for FEMA insurance. $225,000.
Seashores Lot, Beautiful 75'x150' located one lot

- r

Bushwacker Green Bush Hog Port St. Joe Lodge No. I
T. L. Smith Co. Cement Mixer I A orttJ e o
Model 499-A. Serial # 76907 G '2Reg. Stated Communication
Kabota Tractor Model L245 1t & 3rd.Thursday of each
i Liton onth, 8:00 p.m.,Masonic Hall,
City Clerk 214 Reld Ave. Larry McArdle, W.M.
2tc, June 29 and July 6, 2000. [ Bill Jordon, Sec.


The City of Wewahitchka will be holding an elec-

tion on September 5, 2000. Candidates for

Commissioner Group I and Commissioner Group

II must qualify between noon on July 17, 2000 and

noon on July,21, 2000, E.D.T. Qualifying fees are

$29.50. Registration books for this election will

close on August 7, 2000 at 5:00 PM, E.D.T.

S Jerri Linton

2tc, June 22 and 29. 2000. City Clerk

Fantasy ,Properties, Inc.

.Hwy. 98 2221 CR C-30
ach, FL 32410 Simmons Bayou on St. Joe Bay / 'm u-
146 or 1.800.458.7478 850.227.2511 or 888.458.7470 ,I


I .



Free Meal Program

For Needy Children

North Florida Child Develop-
ment, Inc. announces sponsor-
ship of the U.S. Department of
Agriculture's "Child Care Food
Meals will be available at no
separate charge to enrolled eligi-
ble children at the centers listed
below and will be provided with-
out regard to race, color, national
origin, sex, age, or disability.
Parents/guardians of chil-
dren eligible for free or reduced-
price meals must complete an
application. Eligibility information
includes the number and names

Summer Enrichment
Program is Going Well,
Gulf County Schools in part-,
nership with the Gulf Coast
Workforce Development Board is
providing a Summer Enrichment
Program for students ages. 10-12.
The summer camps are designed
to enhance reading and math
skills through computers, acade-
mic practice, hands on activities
and a collaborative project.
Camp counselors Jan
Thornburg, Ladonna Price and
Ashley Davidson actively engaged
students in computer technology,
arts and crafts and design and
construct projects.
The program. solicits and
encourages parent participation,
business and community involve-
ment. Students' and parents'
reactions to the program have
been extremely favorable. When
students ask if they can continue
to come in July, that's a good sign
that, the counselors and programs.
are meeting a hedd; aitfd doing a
reat .


of all household members, social
security 'number of the adult
household member signing the
application or an Indication that
this household member does not
have one, total monthly house-
hold income or food stamp case

Nelson Urges
Caution this 4th
Of July Holiday
State Fire Marshal Bill Nelson
is cautioning residents to use
extra care during upcoming July
4th celebrations and urging local
fire departments and' law enforce-
ment to be especially watchful for
violators of state and local restric-
tions on fireworks and burning.'
Due to severe drought condi-
tions, a number of counties and
cities throughout the state have
imposed bans on burning and, in
some cases, on the sale and use of
fireworks.' Nelson is urging
Floridians to not only obey all
bans but to use common sense to
avoid unnecessary risks.
"More than 3,000 wildfires
have occurred already this year,"
said Nelson, who also serves as
state treasurer and insurance
commissioner. "With little rain
relief in sight, it's going to take a
conscious effort on everyone's
part to protect the lives and prop-
erty of our citizens."
In a memorandum sent to fire
service and law enforcement per-
sorinel throughout the state,'
Nelson urged local fire depart-
ments and law enforcement agen'
cies to take "seriously all calls for
service. dealing with illegal fire.-
(See Fireworks on Page 5C)

Saturday, July 1 st
10 a.m. 3 p.m. ET
721 Gulfaire Dr.

St. Joe Beach'- GulfAire Beautiful 3BR/2BA home approx. 2100
sq. ft. Well maintained. Must see to appreciate! Homeowners
Association with dedicated 'beach, pool, tennis, and play park.
Reduced to $179,900.

V21. GULF"


Mid ,

$20,000 $208,72
$30,000 $313.09
$40,000 $417.45
$50,000 $521.81
$60,000 $626.17
$70,000 $730.53

CALL 227-9600
Diane Peevy, Realtor



r15Yr. Fixed!
lst/2nd Mortgages


number or temporary assistance
for needy families case number.
and the signature of an adult
household member.
The following are the local
Head Start/Early .Childhood
Development Centers that offer

the free meal program: North Gulf
County Early Childhood Develop-
ment Center; 131 E. River Road,
Wewahitchka and South Gulf
County Early Childhood Develop-
ment Center; 153 Redfish St., Port
St. Joe.

Household Size Free Meals Reduced-Price Meals
Size Yearly Monthly Weekly Yearly Monthly Weekly
1 10,855 905 209 15,448 1,288 298
2 14,625 1.219 282 20,813 1,735 401
3 18,395 1,533 354 26,178 2,182 504
4 22,165 1,848 427 31,543 2,629 607
5 25,935 2,162 499 36,908 3,076 710
6 29.705 2.476 572 42,273 3,523 813
7 33,475 2,790 644 47,638 3.970 917
8 37,245 3,104 717. 53,003 4,417 1,020
For each
add: +3,770 +315 +73 +5,365 +448 +104

BEACHSIDE TOWNHOUSE Destin- E -F. 208 feet deep water frontage. 4B.R/2BA 1994,
Beautiful little unit with top quality decor .& MOBILE HOME WITH GULF VIEW ZoneIII double wide mobile home. : good shape
equipment. This 'BR/BAis a step above Great 3DBR 2.BA 1993 Hortou mcbilie home is ocZubi.e sh e
Gulf view from elevated lighted sundeck, covered pied ,by original owners & has many. extras & w/deck & screened porch & separate storage
porch w/fan & enclosed back patio. This pru ate Upgrades. Has observation deck with Gulf'viewv, bldg. Home. includes a fireplace & all appliances.
owner's get away has become a perfect rental. carport, storage bldg., workshop & reenhoue : Located at the end of.the road with lots ofpria-
111-D S. 39th St., Mexico Beach. $129,500.00. Landscaped lot only 1/2 block to dedicate beach. cy. 120 Tugboat Lane,. Overstreet. $159,900.00.
311 Fortner Ave., Mexico Beach. All of this for
only $92,500.00. : ; .| '._..: ... -a



GULF VIEW This attractive ne%%ly constructed
home hasha great-view of the beach and every--
thing else to go with it. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath
\sith fireplace" andJ vauted ceilings, porhes andJ
garage. Won' last long!' 110 Gulfaire Drive.
$234,900. Reduced $229,900

TANCE TO THE BEACH -3 Bedroom 2 Bath,
Brick/wood home. Approx 1456'H & C sq ft,
cent. H & A/C, Fl. roonr, carport, potting shed
& storage building. Lot size 75' x .112'. 209
Seventh Street. Mexico Beach. $98,500.00,
Reduced to $70,000,00 As is-Buyer to pay
closing cost.

BEACH-Zoned tourist/commercial. 3 bedroom,
(1 is: not completed) Brick/Wood construction,
Ig Florida room; FP, garage, shed,2502 Hwy 98,
Mexico Beach. $185,000.00.
S ., r .~- L. -

2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home on a nice lot.
Lot can be accessed from Fortner or Florida Ave.
Master bedroom has garden tub, has central heat
.and a/c, ceiling fans, all appliances, separate car-
port .,iid storage building. 710 Fortner Ave.,
Me.xico Beach 85,000.00. Reduced to

executive/family home on choice lot in presti-
gious Gulf Aire Subd. This home offers 4 bed-
riooms, 3"1 ..'2 baths in over'2700 sq. ft. and many
beautiful amenitiess. 220 Buccaneer Dr.
REDUCED TO $219,000.00.

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SION. 3 bedroom/2.5 bath home with 2 addi-
tional landscaped lots available (1 on either side).
,Has custom cabinets, extra room for office, front
& rear screened porches, solarium wired for hot
tub, tile/carpet and 2-car. garage w/boat shed. 45
1st St. Mexico Beach. Only $169,900.00.

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DECOR-3 bedrooms 2; bath, 100' X 100' lot,.
kit/dining, family room, office, formal 'dining.
room, screened porch, shed & more. '7118
Georgia Avenue, St. JbetBeach. $137,500.00.

508 GEORGIA AVE. 4 bedroom 2 bath dou-
blewide mobile home w/large front screen porch.'
.3 short blocks to the beach in nice area. Partially
furnished. Great beach retreat. $67,900.00.'

NICE & NEAT .- 2 bedroom home on beautiful landscaped corner lot' Owners has .completed
many lovely improvements and are in the processor more.'16'x30'"screened porch, decks and stor-
age. Walking distance to the Beach. 260 Ponce de Leon St., St. Joe Beach. $96,000.00.
GREAT GET AWAY 3BR/2BA mobile home, furnished and equipped and, ready for fun. Older
mobile home is in good condition on large lot away from the crowds. 511 Cathev'Lane, Mexico Beach..
GREAT STARTER OR RETIREMENT HOME 173 Mossie Road, Wewahlitchka. 2BR/1BA on
1/2+ acre lot S29,900.

NEW BEACH HOME- with a view of the gulf.
3 bedroom 2 bath plus 260, sf. porch built on pil-
ings to take ,iJL.t itiWe of the view. Master bed-
room and 2nd dll walk-in closets.
.Open' concept Tnn' g kitc en. Vdiialtl
ceilings, laundrN room and large creenced porch.
Has 1300 sq. it heated and .ooled area. 130
Seln.i A e., St. Joe Beach $144,900.00 Subject
to 1 year lease @ $900.00 a month, until
S bedrooms, 1.5
S'- i : _- baths, recently
S.-.-_- renovated;
ith new car-
1 'I Tj pet, vinyl sid-
__ ing, decks,
.. itc h e n
...... L counter and
sink an'd fresh-
ly painted,
i n s'i d -'e:;
Furnished and equipped storage room ssith l un-
dry on back dec. Summer Place #16 107 C S.
385th St., Mexico Beach. $127,900.

bedroom, 2 bath, approx. 2450 sq. ft. Has living
room,, dining room, central heat and a/c,
screened porch, all appliances, storage shed, sepa-
rate carport and oversize lot 100'x150'. Home
can remain completely furnished except for per-
sonal items. 247 Columbus St., St. Joe Beach.
-1- W I T H
..'. L PROPERTY -3
I i umui II'.11. il, bedroom, 2.5
b a t h s ,
Si S *living/dining,
i I r B kitchen and
i '- Florida room,
plus many amenities. Home has approx. 1700
S.F. living area, and a huge garage with shop,
laundry and elevator to main floor. Detached
garage and 2 bedroom, 1 bath rental mobile
home on property. 236 Santa Anna, St. Joe
Beach. $225,000.00.

GULF FRONT LOT 50 feet on the Gulf of Mexico. Approx. 243 feet deep. Beacon Hill S285,000.
BEACHSIDE LOT Mexico Beach South 36th St. 2nd from beach on right. 100'x75'. S250,000.
SEASHORES SUBDIVISION -,lLot 16, Block A on Nautilus Drive, irregular size. S36,500.
MEXICO BEACH Nice residential lot (homes only) 115'x75' lot 6, Blk D, Grand Isle Subdivision, includes water meter &.sewer tap. S42,000.
ST. JOE BEACH.- North 50'x150' of Lots 10 and 11, Blk 28, Unit 2. 7118 Georgia Avenue. Has septic tank that must-be recertified. S30,000.
MEXICO BEACH Canal Frontage Lots 1, 2, 3 Unit 10. Irregular size. S60,000.00 Each. Reduced S49,000.00 each.
OVERSTREET 1/2 acre with septic tank, cleared and quiet. Great country living! 384 Pheasant, off Pleasant Rest Rd. to Carr Rd. $14,500.
OVERSTREET 4.94 acres in Supishine Farms. Beautiful woodedhomesite. S28,500.
DEEP WATER FRONTAGE -.181 ft. on Wetappo Creek with dock, 2 septic tanks, 2 wells, an older barn and shed, 1 acre of land located at 210 Peacock
Lane in Overstreet. Beautiful homesite for only. $69,900.

2101 Monument Avenue
YOUR HOUSE! 5 bd/2bath, family room
with fireplace, formal dining room, built-in
outdoor barbecue. Large corner lot.


Hannon Realty, Inc. 227-1450



631 Plantation Drive
Gulf view beauty. Turkey-key brick home
wv/fabulous layout. Spacious master suite,
large manicured lot, hot tub on enclosed
porch w/view of St. Joe Country Club's
hole #17. Top of the line trim/hardware.

Hannon Realty, Inc. 227-1450


1301 Long Avenue
Stately older home. 3bd/2bath, with 2
fireplaces, tongue & groove hardwood
floors, great potential, needs TLC, near
hospitals, schools and downtown area.'
Located on great corner lot.- A MUST
SEE! $89,900

Hannon Realty, Inc. 227.1450


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Toolbox for 2000

'A Guide to 21st Century Home Repair

s Home technology is going
space age so fast it's scary. TV's
haig from the wall and can be
paused while you surf the web
froin the couch. Ovens can cook
with light and refrigerators come
with computers that will order

Si" 232 6th Street
2 lts. Zoned Residential/Low Traffic
Conimercial. Close to downtown,
$85,900. Call Hannon Realty, Inc. at
227-1450. Itc6/29
3BR/2BA home at 1211 Palm Blvd.
App ox. 1600sf. w/huge master ste.
Front and back screened porch. fenced
yard.on corner lot. Please call your local
realtor .for more details. tfc 6/1
1033 McClellan Ave.
horafe w/oak floors, antique oak mantle
w/beveled mirror over fireplace. Brand
newkitchen, all new cabinets, counter-
tops,, new appliances, wallpaper &
linoleum, $56,700. Call Hannon Realty,
Inc. at 227-1450. ltc 6/29

S Prudential

S Resort Realty

St. Joseph Bay Office
:1-520 C.R. C-30,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227.1100

your groceries.
Pretty soon we won't have to
lift a finger. But no matter how hi-
tech life becomes, we're still going
to be faced with the age-old prob-
lems around the home. Even in
the next millennium, pipes will
leak, gutters will need fixing and
there will always be yard work.
But by being prepared with a
handful of timeless tools and
some centuries old know-how.
you can save yourself one. 21st
century headache and maybe
even enjoy a little DIY.
Know Your Limits-Get Help
Most homeowners make the
mistake of thinking if they can
handle a few fix ups around the
home they can pretty much figure
everything else out too. But if it's
high-tech, chances are it's high-
Before you go poking around
in the wiring of many of the gad-
gets being installed in homes,
think again. Some jobs need a
specialist. Get one to tackle the
techie problems and save money'
when you handle the more rou-
tine repairs yourself. Once you
decide which repairs to do your-

St. George Island
850-927-2666 800-974-2666


Cape San Bias
344 Cape 'San Bias Rd.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Barrier Dunes
110 Barrier Dunes Dr.,
Port St.\Joe, FL 32456

self, get some expert advice to
save you time on the job.
Here's where you can make
technology work for you-by
checking out some of the dozens
of web sites that show you the
professional's shortcuts to just
about any repair job you could
name, the job will be done in half
the time. Among the recom-
mended sites are www.todays
homeowner.com-an online ver-
sion of the popular magazine---
that includes quick-fix tips as well'
as in-depth stories, and www.
americantool.com, which can help
you choose just the right tool for
the job.
Tools To Save Cash And Effort
, The right tbol is important,
but you don't need to spend a for-
tune on the latest flashy model.
Get your hands on one or two
trusty traditional and you'll be
set. A pair of vise-grips locking pli-
ers should be top of your list.
They've beenaround for years and
one pair will last a lifetime.
Pick up a seven inch and a
large jaw 12 inch and you'll have
every stubborn bolt and plumbing
fixture in the home covered., Other
essentials should include the'
obvious tape measure, a handful
of screwdrivers-phillips and
straight' head-a good craft
knife-and when all else fails,
strong multi-purpose glue.
It is worth spending a couple
of extra bucks, however, to take
advantage of tools that will take
the pain out of home repair. Tool
design has come a long way in the'
last 10 years with better materials
and clever designs. Lightweight
handsaws combine a handle

designed to minimize wrist strain
with super light materials that
take the pain out of repeated use.
And even drill bits now are
designed to save time and effort. A
little careful selection will go a
long way.
Keep It In Perspective-
Do It Yourself
The best way to take advan-
tage of the future and all of its
technological advances is to keep
it in perspective. Sure, get the
toys and gadgets that make life
fun, but remember when you're
tempted by that automated lawn
mower or some other hi-tech
home help, there's also a lot to be '
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works or illegal burning." State
officials have banned outdoor
burning in Florida, but have not'
yet imposed a statewide ban on

Even where there is no local
ban on all fireworks residents
need to be aware that any fire-
works that explode or launch are
illegal, except in regulated public
displays. That includes the ever-
popular firecracker and bottle:
rocket. For consumers, state law
makes an exception only for
sparklers-hand-held, ground-.
based items that emit only show-"
ers of sparks upon burning.

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CAPE SAN BLAS BAYFRONT. "Halcyon," a mag-
nificent 5BR/4BA, 4300sq. ft. luxury home with great
room, .2 fireplaces,.. guest apartment, .50' pier, boat lift,
screened fish cleaning area, 2 freshwater ponds, on
approx. 4 acre lot fronting St. Joseph Bay. $649,500.

Gulf Front 3 lots, 109'xl O00'mol $577,700 each or 7+ acres $1,733,100.
Gulf Front Cape San Bias Rd. Approx. 100' frontage x350' $300,000.
6ull Front Indian Pass Rd. Approx. 50' frontage x 548' $185,000.
Iay Front Cape San Bias Rd. Approx. 108'.frontage x 505' $119,000.
Iolf Course Community- Cape Plantatioh Dr., 143' frontage x 81' $32,000.
I'1 aTne Prj,.rr. I es.l itae r t.IaleN InC Ti-e.i Pru.T er.ul'al arr.'. ate riep .iler d r e r,.,:- marks
0c Tne Pruaer.I.al In uin.:e Co'rpan ao' Arr.Ei.Ca I E ual- HUus.r.g Oprc.rlun.'5
Each Company Independently Owned and Operated


Cape San Bias office: 850-229-2777 or 800-654-8689
4693 Cape San Bias Rd., Cape San Bias, FL 32456
St. J e Beach office: 850-647-3333 or 800-411-3717
6260 Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach, FL 32456


New Bas Froni Communii on Cape San NEW Listing Bay Front Hattaway
Bias with dulf Access Interior lots start- Home This lovely home sits on 122.5' of
ling at $40,000: Bay Front lots starting at bayfront property zoned mixed commer-
$14t.000 MLS#5539 Call Margaret or cial. Cypress walls accent the nautical
.Jeff look with a built-in aquarium and brass
handrail on stairs leading to master bed-
room. Has workshop, above ground pool,
3 ponds and over 50 palm trees.
MLS#5595 $454,000.


NE11 Listing Gulf Front Sandy
Bottoms This new construction has
'3BR/2BA & 2 powder rooms. Your dream
home also features.berber carpet, tile and Gulf Front Lots in Tucker Shores on the
'Jenn-aire stove. The white metal roof is a Cape All lots facing west for those
-plus. Two covered decks give 700 sq. ft. incredible sunsets!!! MLS#5733
(approx.) to watch the suns. MLS#5730 $129,000 to $169,000, Call Margaret or
,$475,000 Jeff.
;Gulf County General Manager Vickie Davis
Realtor Associates (Cape San Bias):
Margaret Fletcher, Jeff Fletcher, Kim Harrison, Linda Ulm
Realtor Associates (St. Joe Beach) Cathy Kitchens, Margaret Presswood,
Tommy Luster, Teri Palmer

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Cape San Bias reat investment '3, -. .
opportunity. Perfect family business. "
Thriving, boat and recreational rental and Cape San Bias 1st tier lot, 50'x1 71'
retail business located at the State Park Surfside Estates. Great View! Grea t'
Entrance to #1 beach in the continental U.S. Buy at $79,000.
Includes, business, turnkey inventory and
prime real estate. $495,000. .... ,

Commercial Property Downtown on
State Road 71, across from City Hall and
Citizens Federal Bank. 5 lots that are
50'x140'. each' with alley access.
$59.500. Firm.

"-'--.- --.
Gulf Front Hon i las th.i newly
constructed 3 b 2ba home leawurei Fabulous
.I'iai of boih' he Gull AND ihe Ba) Decks.
and porches and. boardwalk to 'beach.
Handicap accessible. -Your -beach .dream-
home, right down to the white picket fences
$269 000

2000 Marvin Avenue Iort St. Joe.- A very
nice 4BR/4BA home located close to the
schools. A must see. $179,900. ,

Cape San Bias Gulf Front New Listingi
Looking for a great place right on the beach
with poterltiql for, being both fun & a rear
little money'.maker? This is it. 3 BR/2BA.
Popular rental for,good reason Only

118 S. 42nd St., Mexico Beach. 3
BD/2BA, 1200 sq. ft., completely furnished,
all new inside, great rental unit with history.
$235,000. Brenda Miller.

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Gulf Front Home on norlh end of the Cape
4 bd/3ba, 2 story with widow's walk with a
"view of the bay, $649,900

154 Cape Dunes Dr. Gulf Front 4br/4ba
~.fireplace, cathedral ceilings, furnished and,
read/10to rent. $299,900

Commercial Property Dontown, or. Store
Road 71 S located next to WIewo State Bank
6, lots that. are 50'xl,40' with alley access.
$59,500 firm.

porpoise Playgrouna luI Sea uais urw.
2BR 28A home on p.lnr.g ith "grear -.e of
'the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Great rental
investment. Just rrinutes from Ilndian Pa. Ro-v
Bar. Approx. 1000 sq. ft. of living: Call :,u
White 850-227-9600 or 800-451-2349..

:8154 Hwy 98 St. Joe Beach Brand new
lovely. 2BR, 2BA home; directly across street
From Gulf of Mexico, open kitchen and living
room, two large decks, lots. of storage under--
neath house, subdivision has swimming pool,.
just situated right out the back door of this
home. A must see. Call Susie White 850-227,-
9600 or 800-451 -2349. $239,900.
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St. Joe Beach Gull A-re Beoutilul
3BR/2BA home approx. 2100 sq. ft. Well
maintained Must see to appreciate!
Homeowners Association with dedicated
beach, pool, tennis and play park
Reduced to $179,900.

1403'Constitution Drive Port St. Joe this
loqly.a B5.R/2 5 lull BA, ppRroex2250 sq. f.
sits 'on a '1l27'X258' Lot. This one ofa kind
unobstructed Bayview beauty has many
amenities too many to list. $289,900.

109-B S. 29th St. 38P/2BA lowrhome
Beauliully turn. & decorated. Goqd rentals
history & good view of beach & water from
deck $159,000. .

10 N. 26th Street, Mexico Beach ,.Two story
beqch house, 1800 SF under roof, 2 BR 2BA,
(1 up 1 down), Flo. room, liv/din' combo,
'front screened porch, inside laundry, refriger-
atcir, stove, washer, dryer, BBQ grill, on
75x-1'00. lot:'A-ctrb'ss highway from' beach.
$135,000. "rcnda Mi.k11,
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301,9 Garrison Avenue A beautiful 3BR/2BA
' hme located in d rllt Very spacious with
a0 nice 'd2ck a1 l- ced in backyard.
1908 Cypress Ave.Neyvly remodeled -home in ".a.
g eat location. This 3BD home has an ex. Ig.'
a in s than
2'yrs. old: Located 1 block from the school A
must see! Call 'Lisa toddy (850) 647-2609.
Nearly New Home priced at $196,500 near St.
Joe State Park on Cal&e'S'h BlIas. Beach access
with'bautiful 'iew of1V ean': Caolt fast, it won't
lost! Eve-Anne Wall 227-2160
GULFVIEW HOME $196,500. Located in prime
areo just south of St. Joe State Park on Cape San
Bias, very well muaintaiped, excellent rental his-
tory. Call Eve'Anne Wall 227-2160.
Mexico Beach 2 lots.- 100'x100' each. Included
water taps. Already cleared. Great buy for
$29,900 each
Overstreet 3.04 acres on Hwy. 386. Just 4
miles from the beach. Partially cleared. Septic

IL S Three Offices to Serve You:

Mexico Beach Office St. Joe Bay Office
Hwy. 98 at 19th St. 2010 Hwy. C-30
Rentals (850) 648-5449 Sales (850) 648-5683 (850) 227-9600 Fax (850) 227-2115
Fax (850) 648-4247

Estate Quality Gulf Front Home
Located on a 75' Gulf Front Lot.
Federal Flood Ins. Available
Beautiful 2 story Gulf front home, open kitchen
dining room overlooking the gorgeous Gulf of
Mexico. Screened porch with dock .down to
beach. Upstairs, master suite on gulfside with
deck. 3BD/2.5BA, 2 car parking. Some of the
amenities include breakfast bar, separate din-
ing room, fireplace, Florida tile, master bath
wwith garden tub. balccr. ar.d .:'reen p.:..'c,
hae beaituOl .ew. 1599 000 lurrnihed 0,
$569,900 urfurnished '

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Gulf View Duplex Cape Sands Landing-
i'nvestors: take a closer look at this great
opportunity Great rental potential in this gulf
se" duple.' a: either a vacation home or for
long-term tenants. 2 bedrooms plus large loft.

109 N. 39th Street, Mexico. Beach Canal.
Front! Over 1900 sq.. h of canalfront home;
3 BR, 2 BA, all new kitchen, 2BD, 1 BA
i upstairs; 1BD/18A down lor is 100'xl00' 2
boat slips, one with, lift. $325,000. Brenda

Gulf Front Townhome "Windswept" 3
bd/2ba located near Indian Pass in Gulf
Pines 'Subdivision. All rooms having Gulf
front views, open sundeck on first level,
'CH/A, covered parking, .direct access to
beach from deck. Great Rental Investment.

aproed $9900

approved. $'49,900."
Port St. Joe Beautiful large corner lot in new
subd. near ball fields, schools, and monument
park. City sewer & water. 1/2 acre t $42,500.
109'x800' plus Gulf Front parcel, near Salinas
Park and adjacent to Cape Dunes Subd, 2+
o acres, 6 units allowable on this parcel. It would
be a great executive homesite. $577,700.
Treasure Bay Want fabulous views of sunsets
over the bay withoufthe usual high price tog?
This newly listed 100' wide lot listed to sell
quickly at only $14,9001
Gulf Front & First Tier Lot in Secluded
'Duners Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and
the State Pbrk. Septic tanks installed on both
lots. 117' of Gulf frontage, 1.297 acres total
land. To be sold as a package both lots.
Bayfront lot Cape San Bias Road 1.12
acres with dolomite road already in, property
has perked and doc permit is in. This is a great
lot that is ready to build on. Imagine that
dream home overlooking St. Joseph's Bay. Ride
by today and visit this lot and then call Susie
White at 850-227-9600 or 800-451-2349.
Reduced to $169,900.

Cape Office
4320 Cape San Bias Road
(850) 227-2160

Gulf Coast Realty, Inc. Toll Free (800) 582-2990 (800) 600-1298
01999 Century 21 Real Estate Corporation 0 and trademarkk and servicemark .of Century 21 Real Estate Corporation. Each office is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity

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505 8th Street

GRAND LADY. One of the few remaining
well kept older homes. 3 bd/lbath with
lots of built-ins. Large screened in porch,
with large rodms, close to town and



Hannon Realty, Inc. 227.1450



2104 Monument Avenue

LUXURIOUS LIVING! 3bd/2bath, sep-
arate dining rm., liv. rm. and family rm., or
computer room. All of this is approx. 2352
sq. ft. of living space. NEW PRICE.


Hannon Realty, Inc.. 227-1450


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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 to place yours.
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP A


AUCTION every Fri. 7 p.m. ET in
ANTIQUE MALL at Old Port Theatre.
Open Tues-Sat.
Consignments Welcomel
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ, 229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
10% Buyer's Prem.
Real Estate, Estates & Liquidations
Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co.

1984 Dodge Caravan. Great Work
Truck! $700. Call 227-7415. 2tp 6/29
'93 Buick Regal Custom, retail
$5,250. asking S3.000.-Call 227-7406.
S4c 6/22

The Wewahlitchka State Bank will be,
accepting bids on. 1993 Dodge Dakota
(red), good cond.. A/C. WSB reserves
the right to reject any and all bids. (850)
639-2222. 125 N Hwy. 71. Wewa office.
S' 2tc 6/22

1995 GMC Sonoma Ext. Cab., I owner
77.000 miles, LOADED. 88.600. Call
647-3351. 4e 6/15
1991 Chevy Cavalier, runs good. needs
body work. 227-1296. 4tc 6/8
1989 Nissan Sentra, 4-dr.. runs and
looks good. new tires, no A/C, S2.000.
Call 229-6483. tic 6/8

1994 Grand Marquis, 24,000 miles.
Like new. 910.000, 229-8079 tfe 6/15

Skeeter Hawk 16 bass boat. 65HP-
Mlercury. Lawrence depth finder, hum-
mingbtrd 2000 fish finder, motor guides,
trolling motor, batten. trailer. 3 bass
master sv.vel fold down seats. 82.895.
Call 639-5669 or 229-1038. 2tc 6/29

1997 16 ft. alum. bass boat, 40HP
Johnson motor w/od injecUon & power
trim. This boat has-all the bells & whis-
ties ready for the serious fisherman.
Boat & motor are In great condition
v./low hrs. Asking S5.000. Interested
parties call 850-827-8920. : ltp 6/29
S 1992 Bayliner, 25.6'. twhn 150 motors.
stand-up head. lnewell. built-in fish
S wells. lorwnard/aft sleeping. fresh/raw
water wash-don,. bottom machine/
GPS/ Lorane/radlo. walk-around cabin.
: Must see to appreciate. Ready to fish.
815.000. 850 674-2370 after 6 p.m..
S15' fishing boat, 50HP Mercury.
trolling motor, depth finder, suck steer-
ing, S2.000. Call 229-6483. tfe 6/8
Kevlar Olympic Sprint Racing Kayak.
: --: 19 Ibs.. Very Fast. S750. Call 227-7388.
Perception Sabre Whitewater Kayak,
like new condition w/cockpit travel
co\er & sprayskirt. S250. 227-7388.
S18ft. Hoble Cat Sallboat S I.500. Can
S. be seen at Seminole St. & Apalachee Dr.
in Indian Pass Beach. 653-9456. tfc

Kayak for Sale: Prijon Seayak. like new
.: .-Full expedition equipped w/rudder.
8850. Call 227-7388.

KAYAKSI Linsinkable. self-bailing, sta-
ble. safe and FUNI 314 Reid Avenue (at
-the Port Theatre). Several to choose
from! Open Tues.;Sat. 229-9282 ik 6 i

New and Used
Sea Kayaks
Sit-On-Top Kayaks. and
All Kayaking Accessories
CaU (850) 227-7388

Sun & Sand Mobile Home Park
Mexico Beach
SMobile Home Lots
For Rent
648-8201 tfc6/1

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

Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,
Fantasy Properties
tfc 6/1

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

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Gulfalrie Townhouse for rent: IBR/IBA
plus loft, all applifrices Inclhiding W/D,
prefer mature! person or couple wanting
long term rental, 6,48-8007. tfc 6/29
For Rent: 9th St. in PSJ, 2BR/I1BA,
$350/mo. + d.p. Call 229-2748 or 647-
9214.. tfc6/29
Guifaire Executive 3BR/2BA. complete-
ly furn.. w/d, screened porch. garage.
pool. tennis court. private beach.
$995/mo. Call 647-8760. 8tc 6/29
For Rent: Mex. Bch 2BR/IBA duplex.
1 blk. from bleach. $450/mo. + $250/-
dep. No pets. 706-636-4010. tfc 6/29
Home for Rent: Indlan Pass Area. 3BR/
2BA, partially furn.. Gulf View. long
term. S625/9o. 850-229-9665. 2(c 6./22
Long Term Rentals
Seeking property owners for long term
rentals. Call Larry '@ Arline Realty. 647-
2628. tfc 6/15
!For Rent: 2BFI house In Howard's Creek
Fenced In ya-d. 8-75/mo. + dep. 850-
675-2291. 4tc 6/8
IBR efficlency-type apart for rent In
PSJ, fully futn., all utilities included.
includes cable. Call 639-3600. tfc 6/1
House for Rent: 3BR/1.5BA. approx.
2000 sq. ft.. fenced yard. 1908 Juniper
Ave.. 8600/mo. + 8350/dep. Call 653-
2591 or 615-883-6469 In Nashville, TN.
ext.ffc 6/29

2BR furnished trailer in Highland View
for rent. Call 227-1260. Ltc 6/ 1

For Rent: 2BR/2.5BA apart. In PSJ. 508
9th St.. S500/mo + S350/dep. Contact
Prudential Resort Realty. 227-2000.
f tfc 6/1

Trailer for rent at Gulf Shore Court. St.
Joe Beach. No pets, I bik from beach.
Call 647-5106. tfe 6/1
2 & 3 BR, long-term rental units. Call
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. itc 6/1

Apart./Homes for Rent: I 3 BR apart./
duplexes/hories for rent in Mex. Bch.
Furn.& unfurnished. Call Parker Realty
at 850-648-5777 for more info. tfc 6/1
We have several long/ short-term rental
units at Mexi Bch. & Cape San Bias.
Monthly, Weekly & Dally Off-Season
Rates Now Available! Call Gulf;Coast
(Realty at Cape San Bias 227-9600 or
Mex. Bch 648-5449. tfc 6/1
Liberty Manor Apts.. 102 Liberty Manor
Circle. PSJ. Affordable housing for the
elderly & handicapped. CH/A. laundry
facilities nergy efficient const.. stove &
refrig.. furn.,'fully carpeted. IBR apts.
on site Equal Opp. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more info. NOW TAK-
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport & laun-
dry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refng.. washer/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house. I 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm.. ch&a. dish-
washer & stove. fully. carpeted. No
*Small 2 bdrm. home. auto heat & air.
washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedrdom apartment. washer/
dryer hookup.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfc 6/ 1

Due to the large number of
a applicants presentdy on our
waiting list for federal rental assis-
tance for Gulf County. the Northwest
Florida Reginnal Housing Authority is
suspending the acceptance of appli-
cations for the Section 8 Rental
Assistance Program effective June 30.
2000. Funded by the U.S. Depart-
ment of Housing and Urban Develop-
ment (HULDI. pursuant to 24CFR
882 209(8). 2tc 6/22

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


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

Central heat and a;r
Wall to wall carpeting
Laundry facilities
dn-site Management
Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952 o

i For Rent
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
(850) 639-2722
central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
*i Laundry facilities
bn-site Management
'oice/TTY Access
1 (352) 472-3952

Moving Sale: Fri./Sat.. Jun. 30 & Jul. 1,.
8-12 noon. 1007 Marvin Ave. Chairs,
swing, truck tool box, tools, lamp, lots
of misc. Itp 6/29
Yard Sale: Sat., July 1, 8:00-12:00, 308
13th Street, PSJ. Itc 6/29
Storage Sale: Fri./Sat., Jun 30 & .Jul. I.
8-Until. Gulfside Storage, Unit 86. Liv.
rm. suite. dalbed. bedrm. suite, &
- much. much more ltc 6/29

Burger King is now accepting
Management & Crew applications for
the Port St. Joe. location. Please mail
your resume to: Goldco. Inc., 2330
Montgomery Huy. Dothan. AL 36303.
or fax to: 334-677-6240. EOE/M/
F/V/D. Drug-free workplace. Goldco.
Inc. Is an independent franchise of
Burger King Corporation. 2tc 6/29
The Gulf County School Board is receiv-
ing applications for Exceptional
Student Bus Aide (Port St. Joe to
Panama City Route). Persons having
applications on file in the School Board
Office and wishing to be considered for
this position must request to have their.
application submitted. Application form
and job description are available at the
district office or see application at
www.gulf.kl2.fl.us. Completed applica-
tions should be sent to Mr. Don Rich.
Coordinator, Gulf County School Board.
1-50.Middle School Road. Port St. Joe.
FL 32456. Appllicauon deadline Is July
6. 2000. 12:00 NOON. E.T. The Gulf
County School Board is an equal
opportunity employer. I tc6/29'-
Part-time employees. Please call 648-'
SWING. Itc 6/29
Need certified Activity Director at
Apalachicola Health Care Ceriter. You.
may apply in business office (Mon.-Frt.)
8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. (E.T.). 150 10th
Street. 2tc 6/29

experienced Party Chief for Port St.
Joe Office. Must be proficient in bound-
ary, topo & construcuon surveys. Send
resume and salary requirements to P.O..
Box 242, Port St. Joe, FL 32457 or
phone 850-227-1177. Confidentiality
assured. 4tc 6/22.
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Full-time position available Immediately
for an Office Nurse at Shoreline
Medical Group. We see adults 'and
children and are a %er% busy practice.
Responsibilities will include primary
patient care, telephone triage, phle-
botomies and vaccinations, and other
medical procedures Benefits Include
paid sick and vacation time, and health
insurance after three months. The suc-
cessful applicant will be energetic, flexi-
ble. willing to learn, a good team player.
and committed to patient care. Prior
experience is helpful but not necessary.
Anyone interested may call 229-8010
for further information. We are an equal
opportunity employer. 2tc 6/29
The Gulf County Health Department is
now taking applications for Health
Support Aide, position ;1050025. pay
grade: 006. annual salary range is
S15.672.02 to S22.96554 (applicants
are normally hired at the minimum of
the salary range). The post on Is located
at Port St. Joe Schools CNA. First Aid.
& CPR certification preferred. This is a
10 month position, off two months dur-
ing summer @ '35 hrs, per week.
Fingerprinting required 'The Gulf
County Health Dept. Is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Em-
ployer. Contact Person is Ann Baxter,
Gulf County Health Dept..502 Fourth -
St.. Port St. Joe, FL 32456, 850-277-
1276 or Suncom: 771-2000 21t 6,29
Distribution Sales Driver needed.
Must have clean driving record, class B
drivers license. S500-S700 weekly. Call
Brenda 4 912-226-2909 for more infor-
mation. 2tc 6/22
The Franklin County Early Head Start
program In Apalachicola Is seeking,
motivated/qualified applicants for the
following position:
Early Head Start Coordinator needed
to oversee day to day operation of child
development center.. Our program
serves pregnant women, infants .and
toddlers. Successful candidates must
possess a Bachelors Degree in child
development, early childhood education
or related field.

We offer an excellent benefits package
and the opportunity for personal and
professional growth. For riiore Informa-
tion, please call 850-653-2544 or send
resumes to Early Childhood Services.
Inc.. 450 Jenks Ave.. Panama City. FL
32401. EOE M/F/V/D. 2tc 6/22

Behavioral Aid needed. High school
diploma & background check required.
MUST be willing to travel to Gulf,
Franklin. & Calhoun Counties. Flexible
hours, competitive. pay. No phone calls.
Send resume by June 30. 2000 to
Joylita: Lee, 700 Aberdeen Loop. Ste; E,
Panama City, FL 32444. 2tc 6/22
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will be accepting appli-
cations for Code Enforcement Officer/
Building Inspector for the Gulf County
Planning/Building Department: Appli-
cations will be received at the Gulf
County Planning/Building Department.
1000 Cecil G. Costin St.. Blvd.. Port St
Joe, Florida 32456. 850-229-8944,
Monday thru Friday. 8:00 a.m. 5:00
p.m.. E.T. The final submittal date for,
applications is Wednesday. July 5.
2000. 5:00 p.m.. E.T. If you have any
questions you may contact Building
Official Michael Hammond @3 850-229-
8944 or Chief Administrator Don Butler
@ 850-229-6111. Gulf County
enforces a Drug-Free Workplace
Policy and is an Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action Employer. tce 6 22
Gulf County Health Department Is now
accepting applications for Family
Support Worker. This Is a full-time OPS
position *& SlO/hr. Case management
and after school activities for middle
and high school boys will require some
weekend hours. Majority of work base is
In Wewahitchka. Fingerprinting Is
Minimum Qualifications: Three years of
experience in working in a social, eco-
nomic. health or rehabilitative, medical,.
nursing. child development or child
care setting: or a high school diploma or
its equivalent and two years of experi-
ence I working in a social, economic.
health or rehabilitative. medical, nurs-
ing. child development or child care set-
ting. College or vocational/technical
training from an accredited instiution
can substitute at the rate of 30 semes-
ter, 45 quarter or 720 classroom hours
for the required experience.

Submit applicaton to: Hubert Six. Gulf
County Health Department. 502 Fourth
Street. Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Closing
Date Is June 30. 2000. Phone: 850-227-
1276 or Suncom: 770-2000. Gulf
County Health Department Is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Em-
ployer. This Agency Is riot accepting
electronic applications for this position.
2te 6/22

Immediate opening for A/C Duct
Installers, Drug-free workplace. Please
call.G.W. Services, 229-9125. 2tc 6/22
Housekeepers needed for Saturday
work in Mexico Beach area. Depenrd-
ability a must. Please call The Beaches
Cleaning Service, 648-2236. 3tc 6/22
Cashier for Cape Trading Post. F/T,or
P/T Apply in person. 4tc 6/8
Security Guard needed. Must have
state issued unarmed security guard
license. Call 229-8271 Ext. 216. 3tc6/15
Secretary for handling sales, rentals, &
loan processing. Exp. preferred. Call
Larry @ Arline Realty, 647-2628. tfc 6/15
Cooks, Dietary Aides, & Dishwashers
needed. Apply at Bay St. Joseph Care
Center. 220 9th St.. Port St. Joe. FL.
F/T & P/T positions avail. Benefits avail
& salary negotiable., te 6/1I
Seeking Equipment Operators &
Truck Drivers. Applicants must have
\alid FL drivers license Apply at C.W:
Roberts Contracting. Inc PO Box 188.
Hosford. FL 32334. 850-379-8116. .
Would you' enjoy a career opportunity ,
with an agency that truly appreciates Its
stafl? Habilitative Sen-ices of North
Florida is looking for Direct Care Staff
for adults with developmental disabili-
ties In Panama City. I year's experience.
HS diploma, reliable means of trans-
portation. and current liability auto
insurance coverage required. Must pass
clearance through abuse registry. FDLE
local law enforcement, and DMV. Call
Barbara at (850) 482-5391 or fax
resume to (850) 482-2833. EOE. Iic 6. 15
The Gulf County Senior Citizens are
accepung applications Ior a Part-time
Respite (20 hrs) position The position
requires a high school diploma or'GED.
reliable transportation. someone who
will be good sitting with elderly in their
homes. The worker's responsibilities
would include assisting with feeding.
transferring & personal care as needed.
Applications may be picked up at the
Wewahitchka Senior Citizens Center at
314 3rd St. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (CDT)
and at the Port St. Joe Senior Citizens
Center at 120 Library Dr from 8 a m. to
5 p.m. This position will require worker
to sit in homes throughout Gulf County"
Call 229-8466 and ask for Marion for F
further information. The cleadline for
applications'fs June 16th. 4 p.m ....
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Jeff Wood 227-1559

Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
Th.s orea s mol experienced refnisher ,
827-6828 ask for Dusty

* Residential eCustom Wood
* Commercial *industrial
A 8 R Fence
Fencing and Concrete Work
Albert Flelschmann FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047

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

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


5x10 10100 10X20 "
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week

Serving Port St Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
.. C,3.J378 1 ERCI.& ',23

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 BAYt I buy and sell old.
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens.
fair prices. Home 229-8104. bus. 229-
6803. .. c 6/1

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


/will work for youo.
Clyde Sanford

(850) 648-8492

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2026 Marvin Avenue
fall J Port St. Joe, FL 32456
j License #RC0067081 .

iP Phone(850)

-25 2YesarsExpeiWence9-f 229-68 59
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Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fenced
Insured License #RR0067190 (

,648-5474 F LUCENSE EROOI 0992, RA 15421 )

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

Steve Brant-s


LIC. #RC0050321
-, Port St. Joe Call. ,

Mobile 899-0219 or.,-
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Clerk/Housekeeper. Apply in person at
Splrfside Inn, Mexico Beach. tfc 6/1
Earn While You Learn,
SuhBridge for Bay St. Joseph is looking
for CNA Students, LPN Students, CNA
graduates, and GPN's for a new Team
Building Program. Our great benefits
Include: flex. hrs around your school
schedule, shift differential for 3-11 p.m.
and 11-7 a.m., uniform allow., child-
care reimb., medical, dental, prescrip-
tions, vacation. Your benefits include
,hands-on" on-the-job training, the sat-
isfaction of quality care for our resi-
dents. Please contact JoAnn Murphy
TRNC, DON at SunBridge, 220 9th
Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. 850-229-
8244. Fax 850-229-1042. exttfc6/1

Busy Restaurant in Mex. Bch: Toucan's
now hiring Fry Cooks, Grill Cooks,
'Prep Cooks, Oyster Shuckers, &
Dishwashers--day/night shifts. Please
call 648-4301 or apply in person, tfc

LPN/House Supervisor
Responsibilities include:
*Resident care
*Supervision'of staff.
*Day to day operations
Apply at Beacon Hill:
Geri Care Assisted Living
190 Lightkeepers Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
tic 5/11

CNA's, LPN's
SunBridge for Bay St. Joseph is looking
for dedicated LPN's aind C NA's for assis-
tance in delivery of quality care in our
facility on 3-11 p.m. and 11-7 a.m. or
inquire about our new flex scheduling
A few of our great benefits include: new
flex scheduling, childcare reimburse-
ment, uniform allow., med., den., pre-
scriptions & more. If interested in deliv-
ery of quality care, come join our team
building process and meet our DON.
Please contact JoAnn Murphy RNC,
DON, SunBridge for Bay St. Joseph,
220 9th Street, PSJ, FL 32456. 850-
229-8244 or Fax 850-229-1042.exttli '6/l
Elderly Person or Couple needed, able
to do housekeeping/cook & live in
w/handicap couple. References re-
quired. If interested, call 227-1791. ,...

P/T Beautician needed for 120-bed
nursing facility. Must be state licensed
& have a desire to work w/older adults.
Please apply at SunBridge for Bay St.
Joseph, 220 9th St., PSJ, 32456. ,Bi/209
The Gulf County Senior Citizens are
accepting applications for P/T Respite
(20 hrs.) Position requires high school
diploma or GED, reliable trans. & some-
one good at sitting with elderly In their
homes (throughout Gulf Co.). Respon-
sibilities include assisting w/feeding,
I ransferrir, & personal care as needed.
Applicati.:ons may be picked up at the
We% a Senror Center at 314 3rd St. from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (CDT) & at the PSJ
Senior Center at 120 Lil.rarq Dr. from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 229-8466 & ask for
Marion for further info. Deadline for
appl. Is July 7th, 4 p.m. ext ltc 6/29

House Keeping Inspector, seasonal
work, Indian Pass & the Cape. Weekend
work req. Reliable/dependable person
w/own trans. Fantasy Properties,
Simmons Bayou Office. Apply in person
or call 227-2511. tfe 6/1

FURNITURE SALE: 2 perfect cond. Irg.
Adirondak chairs, custom made, paint-
ed white, never been outside but made
of cypress wood so can be used out-
doors; Oak computer desk,, one yr. old,s
purchased from Sears. Must see to
appreciate, 647-3774. ltp 6/29

For Sale: Nice dining booth w/ped.
table; 2 benches w/uphols. cushions,
storage under benches. Great for house
boat or RV unit, $75 OBO. Call 648-
4960 or leave message. 2tc 6/29
For Sale: side by side fridge, gas stove
top, dbl. wall oven, all Harvest Gold.
Very clean. Chest type freezer, almond.
Elec. free-standing st'oe. black. &
chrome, St. Joe Bch. 647-2564. 2tp 6/29
2 sets of scuba gear: 2 regulators,
w/consoles, 2 B.C.D.'s, & 3 alum. 80
cu. ft. tanks, other extras. All equip. In'
good cond. ready for diving. Asking
$800. If Interested call 850-327 8920.
For Sale: Used well pump & tank .in
good running cond.-make offer; Used
full mattress, $50, 639-5901. Itc 6/29


,Willard's Appliance Repair
'Emergency Service Available
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-84850 C6,

Enterprises 2 Reid Aveue
Port St. joe; Fl 32456
850 22"'9414
Fa > 22t-,i.1 I

%ulhcizrd tale. Cenler

Independent Beauty Consultant
58 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, FL

Free Estimates RF0066770
; .. tc 5/,4

Keep Your Investment Looking
Clean & New!!
Mildew Removal,
-Quality Work Reasonable Prices
Commercial -Residential
Fully Insured
From Small to Big Jobs, We Have the
Experience and Equipment to Handle All
Your Pressure Cleaning Needs!
Rust Stains Removed
Roof Stains Removed
850 647-2606
Pager: 1-877-831-7769

Therapeutic Massage
by David Oakley, L.M.T.
at Cooper's Cut & Style
Phone: 229-9691
Lic #: MA0029475; Lic # MM10098

Mary Kay Cosmetics
Betty Lewis,
Beauty Consultant
909 10th Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-6005 ,lip5/11

-Painting, .

Free Home Phone
Estimates 850-647-9276

Independent Sales
211 Allen Memorial Way
S: Port St. Joe
AV 0 n (850) 229-6460

SCarpentry, Windows,
Room Additions, etc.
Quality work/ affordable prices,
"The House Doctors" Lic.
#0066513. General Contractor.
850-647-3452 1c5/4

Chris' Appliance
Repair Service

477 Ponderosa Pines Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Owner: Chris Acree
Pager: 335-0785
Office: 227-1402
tfc 5/4:

Cu .im Kirchen and Barb

580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet Jeft Powell, Owner

L Port St. Joe, FL 32456

irone O48-4U08

Fax 648-8752

(850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
tfc 4/6 Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-00671997

Hiraging Baskets Evergreens ,
Annuals Assorled Trees
Salt-Tolerant Ornamentals
SGrounds Covers & Much MorIe!

706 First Street Port St. Joe, FL 227-21 12,

Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth Street
Office (850) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
tfc 5/4

Carpet Country
Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
I4 W O p Iue a ...'
Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and Auto and
Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
TRY IT TODAY! tfc 5/4

Pick-up and Delivery
tfc 5/4


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85-3504 1



Repair all major brands
Work # 647-5113
Mobile # 227-5112 tfo5/4


Home & Office
(850) 227-3386

John W. Owens
Computer Engineer/Technician
ON-SITE SERVICES: Repair, In:taolloiior. N. et..rl'in Training,
Web Pages, Internet Connection, Software Training

tfc 6/29,

E-Mail: emeraldcoasttech@excile.com
Web Site: http://www.geocities.com/emeraldcoasttech

Coastal Service
Dealer for Frigidaire FRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems A WMle ew Brand tnf Cmtrt.
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty v

229-6907 or 227-5373
ti c 5/4

STUCCO by DeGraff
I Tim DeGraff, Owner

SInterior & Exterior Plastering
'Smooth & Textured Finishes
Simulated Brick & Stone
Over 50 color finishes to choose
from. Plus many architectural designs
office: (850) 229-8588
( mobile: (850) 227-5424


639-2942 OR 227-5986 CALL ANYTIME

SCREEN ROOM 10' X 16' $1495
SINGLE CARPORT 10' X 20' $995
DOUBLE CARPORT 20' X 20' $1795
MOBILE HOME ROOFOVER 14' X 65'--------- $2495



Call Mary

No Job Too "Big or Small"
Over 20 Years Experience
Painting, general maintenance,
wood working, trim/finish work.,
229-6515 or 227-1892 ,.f ,,

Billy Johnson 229-8829 g|V 7S
sBvI^ ~ Satellite Service
SERVICES 63u 31 GtorgiAvntiou Call (50) (47317I
*Pressure Cleaning Hoime, Deck or ,lrl SIo.. I. 24o 6 cl (ISso ) 899-1061
CarportnTree Cutting & Trimmring 11 14.0.

Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
Phone Mobile
tic 5/4

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

Independent Beauty Consultant
105 Yaupon St. Port St Joe FL

Garden Care


Flower & Landscape
Kay Kelley, Owner
ext lIc 6/8

Gulf Coast Screen Printing
T-Shirts/Caps/Posters/Decals/Auto Tags
32 Years Experience

107 N 30th Street Unit-C
P.O. Box 13530
Mexico Beach, FL 32410

Bob LaPlante/Owner
tfc 5/4

806 Garrison Avenue (850) 227-3641
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Mobile (850) 227-6105
S Vinyl & Aluminum Siding Screened Porches
22 Years Experience Insured
Warrantied Locally Owned & Operated

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-nt. s-r. -t 77 vD
PORT ST. JOE. FL. 850 I 7-3777

Mize Prlumbing, Gilass & Suppl, Inc.
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885

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 tfc 5/4




2U -""Odor Control Pet Stains 24 Hr. Water Damag Z
,, Carpet Repairs Restretching Free Estimates Z
S (850) 227-5098 or 229-9663
S (850) 227-5098 or 229.9663



850-648-8924 Mexico Beach, FL 32410

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Horse Feed, $5.00
Jolen Farm & Farm Supply
tfc 6/15'

'93 15HP Evanrude, $1,300, very low
hrs.; 1981 Silver Wing GL 500 Inter-
state, $700. Call 827-2701 ext.Itc 6/29
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310,4th St., PSJ tfc 6/1
One Gulf 'County Alcoholic Beverage
License. Bids will be accepted until 3:00
p.m., CDT, July 31, 2000, at the office
of David C. Gaskin, P.O. Box 185.
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465. The
owner reserves the right to reject all
bids. Information may .b, obtained by
calling 1-850-639-2266. ext2tc 6/29

Craftmatic twin adj. bed w/new
Simmons Beauty Rest mattress
u/vibrator. Paid $750/Asklng. $400:
Extra Ig. wheelchair. heavy duly. 6200:
GE gas dryer. 875. Call 229.8079 .

Trailer for Sale: '84 Palm 35 ft.. Located
at Islander RV Park. Hwy. 98, Mex. Bch.
Good cond., walk to beach.: Ps see mgr.
$5,500. 770-263-7237. 4tc 6/15
For Sale: Lgt brown 4-pcs. sect. sofa
w/2 recliners & hideaway bed. Almost
new elec. typewriter 850-647 5361....en
Free "*Nor-Denominationar Eight
Lesson Bible Correspondence Course.
Learn how to become a Christian & no-'
thing else! Send your name & address
to: Bible Study. PO Box 929. Wewa-
hitchka. FL 32465 or E-mail your
request to Wewachurch'@aol.com irt 6, i

Are your daily essential expenses out of
control? Have you heard about the
newest BENEFIT club that will truly
help you eliminate those costs? This is
a personal invitation for you to learn
how YOU can receive' great monthly
residual ieome + benefits just by join-
ing us! So... if your food. gas, home/auto
payments (& more!) are stressing you.
we're just a call away! 850-229-9389
Or, visit: http://www. coreclub.com/
DC8258 *Note: Membership Is less than-
the cost of a pizza! 2tp 6/22
For Sale: 3 solid wood swivel bar stools.
S75 firm. Call 648-9446. lip e, -9
Day Lilies: red, creamy lavender, pink.
salmon, gold, peach. Jean Stebel. 6760
Hwy 71, White City, 827-1304. tfc6/i

High Protein/Low Carb-Free Sample!
Success Guaranteed! www.staytrim
4ever.com or call 1-888-952-1920 ,,

Get paid what you're worth!
SIEarn $500-81500 p/t-82000-$4000
.f/t. Call 1-800-840-7446. e.2tp6,,22

Furniture 8 Refinishing Shoppe
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Cae John Reeves at 229-6374
tic 6/1

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Singlewlde. Singlewide. Singlewide
.Zone II & Ill. Starting as low as
$24.995. 3BR/2BA. payments as low as
S250/mo. Easy Qualifying. Call Vance
1-850-763-4266. Itc 6/29
5 minute approval. Call D C. at -888.
324-1514. le 6/29

Up to $2.500 In factory rebates for any
doublewide. and up to SI.500 for any
singlewide!!! Call Chris at 763-8904.

New home for your family. Up to
5BR/3BA. Only at Quality Home
Center. Call 850-763-4266.Ask for D.C.
Don't Wait!! You could buy a new home
today. No applications refused. Call
Chris at, 763-8904. 1 tc 6/29
,$500 down gets you land AND honm'l
Some' requirements man apply Call
D.C.'at 1-888-324-1514.

Zone 3 homes, same price as Zone 2.
"We don't penalize our friends in Gulf &
Franklin Counties." Call Budget Homues
at 522-0900. tic 6/I
Use that old mobile home as trade in a
new manufactured home! All trades
welcome. Call Vance. 1-850-763-4266.
Best prices In town! itc 6/29
Upgrade 4BR/2BA doublewide. Approx.
1.900 sq ft. Only 854.995 includes del..
set-up, A/C & installation, skii-ting. &
satellite sys. Chris at 763-8904. Itc 6/29

FOR SALE: 1973 24'x65' Mobile Home.
4BR/2BA, Asking $3,500. Call 850-
639-3265. 4tc 6/22
Renting Now? Why Rent?
You can own a new manufactured home
for as low as $275/mo. or a new land
home package for as low as $375]mo.n
Easy qualifying land & lots in all areas.
Low Down Payment! Call Vance 1-850-
763-4266. tc6/29

AKC Registered Chihuahua puppies.
Sm. handsome male. S300. Mex. Bch.
Call 648-5994. 4c 6/29

Our Foster mommy said Wt's time. 7 wk
old kittens ready to be placed In loving
.homes. Call Jenny at 647-4047., 4tc 6/22

353 Bonita St.
WHAT A BUY! This 2BR/I BA cottage is
just waiting for you. It has a Irg. lot that
is completely fenced in. Within walkispg
distance- to St. Joseph Bay. $3%90q0.
Call Hannon Realty, Inc. at 227-1450.
ltc 6/29

Barrier Dunes, new 2BR/2BA fully fur-
nished. riever used, owner financing,
$136,000, 227-7529 David. 4tc 6/22
Custom built 3BR/2BA home. 1504 sq.
ft., CH/A, 576 sq. ft. garage, within
walking distance to dedicated beach in
Mexico Beach. Home has too many
extras to list. Low main. vinyl siding
w/cedar trim. Exc. Investment oppor-
tunity at $129.500. Call. 648-9440 for
appointment. tfc 6/29
272 Sealy Drive
brick home just I blk. from Intracoastal
Watenay. Large manicured corner lot.
859.900. Call Hannun Realty. Inc. at
227- 1450. ltc 6/29
House for Sale: 442 Chipola Ave.,
Wewahitchka. FL, 3BR/2BA, handyman
special. .CH/A, $30,000. Owner will
consider financing w/ai least 10'o down
subject to credit approval. Call Wayne
Till @1-888-432-2996 or page *f 1-800-
682-6546. 4tc 6/22
457 Madison St.
2BR/ I BA on 2 lots. Recently been
remodeled, ,short walk to St. Joseph
Bay. Within 5 min. to schools & hospi-
tal. S62.500. Call Hannon Realty Inc.
at 227-1450. -tc6/29


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In WVEWA. lr .ile l.iy ou n'r 'rvl.illy
remodeled 2BR/IBA house on shaded
lot. Incl. liv. rm., eat-in kitch., Ig. screen
porch & shed. New items: Cll/A, all
appliances, phluibing & electric, carpet.
paint, etc. Owner will finance, $45.900.
5% Down
$359 per month
Direct by Owner 227-3511
tfc 6/8

1301 Palm Blvd.
Peaceful PaIlmn Ivi. lociilon. AAlorrinble .
family home. 313R/ I1.5HA /lminll3 rm.,
office. $80,500. Call Hannon Realty.
Inc. at 227-1450.. lt 6/29
In GULFAIRE: For sale by owner,
4BR/2BA home. $134,900. Must Sell!!
647-3686. Make an Offer! exi4i)p 6/22
2012 Long Ave.
Totally remodeled. 4BR/2BA home on 2
large lots. All new landscaping tool
Watch for the butterflies in the wild'
flower garden from your screened
'porch, $89,900. Call Hannon Realty,
Inc. at 227-1450. Itc 6/29

Property in Wewa
6325 Hwy 71. Country living at its best
in this spacious 3BR/2BA home sitting
on 5 acres of cl ,ir,-d landscaped land.
Also has a natural pond. Only min.
awaiy frmn Wewa, .$89,900. Call Hannon
Realty, Inc. at 227-1450. Itc 6/29
-1/2 acre lot w/mobile hm., $29,000,.
Pleasant Rest Rd. 850-229-696 l.i..,n,,,/

: Land & Home Packages
ciiiInIful in Mexico Beach: palm trees,
paved roads & underground utilities.
Landscaped packages starting at $500
per month! Call Budget Homes at 522-
0900. tfc 6/1

524 Third Street
Cral'tsman-st-le bungalow. Close to
downtown. 3BR/2BA, CH/A. fenced
yard w/beautiful pecan trees. Just
remodeled, $59,900. Call Hannon
Realty, Inc. at 227-1450. Itc 6/29
New Home for Sale: 3BR/2BA. energy
efficient home at 282 Ave. D. 1,232 sq
ft. of heated & cooled area, 8?81.500.
Call Greg Johnson or Hiram Nix at 227-
1416. tfc 6/1

For Sale: 3BR/2BA. DW mobile home' LOTS FOR SALE: Palm Ridge Sub., St.
on 75x150 lot in quiet neighborhood in Joe Beach, Lots 7 & 8. 227-2049 or
SJB. Asking $55,000. 647-3292. tfc 6/1 227-7424, leave message. exttfc 6/22

679 Maddox Street
home w/an office '& a den is for you.
Included are 6 beautiful landscaped lots
v./lruit trees & grape-vines on them.'
Quiet neighborhood. $81,500. Call
Hannon Realty Inc. at 227-1450. iic6/29'
For Sale by Owner: 1/2 acre lots,
Pleasant Rest Road,, Overstreet., w/well
& septic tank, $17,500. Owner Finance
w/I10% down. 850-229-6961. bcjr.tfc 6/1

2009 Palm Blvd.
3BR/3BA brick home w/an office.
Totally landscaped yard w/fenced back
yard. Enclosed dbl. garage, $109,500.
Call Hannon Realty, 227-1450. tc 6/29
266 Charles Ave.
LNIQlUE! 3BR/2BA. living & dining rm.
combined. Upstairs includes a :12'x32'
room w/many possibilities-library.
computer room, 4th bedrm w/bath.
878.500.Call Hannon Realty. Inc. at
227-1450. lIt 6/29

Hwy 71 N.
MOI, at White City on Hwy. 71 N,, diag-
onally across from White City Baptist
Church on corner. ONLY 836,500 Call
Hannon Realty, Inc. at 227-1450. 6/2

Lots for iale In PSJ 4 lots corner ol
Palm Blvd.& 19th St. high & dry, no fill
needed. Will sell all or split. Phil 227-
2112 day or 229-8409 night. tfc 6/1
7318 Georgia Ave.
Dramatic appreciation likely. St. Joe,
Beach near predicted St. Joe develop-,
ment. "Like New" modular home,
3BR/2BA on large lot,, $92,500. Call
Hannon Realty, Inc. at 227-1450. 11 0/29

"Golfers Dream Come True." Beautiful.
high/dry 1/2 acre lot/Cape Plantatioh.:
sub., overlooks 17th fairway of St. Joe'
Bay Country Club. Close to town,
schools & beaches. Must see to appreci-
ate. Priced to sell. 850-229-9431 .tfc 6/
2650 Oak Grove Ave.
galow in quiet neighborhood. Tongue &.
groove walls & hardnd. floors, $34,900."
Call Hannon Realty, Inc. at 227-1450.
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FAST. Call Kevin Welch, Pelican Walk.
Real Estate, 850-648-4995. 52tp 2/17,
-FOR SALE: 3.3 acres in Stonemill.
Creek. cleared, has well & septic tank.*
also has stocked pond, $32,000. Cill
639-5571 3tc 6/29.'

Mexico Beach Harmon Realty, Inc.

1402 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, Florida

850-648-5767 or 1-800-239-4959

BARBARA G. HARMON, Broker/Owner' M L:

ASSOCIATES: Barbara Mannon, 850-647-5004 John Chivetta, 850-227-3756 Charlotte Sanford, 850-647-3609 ML


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GULF FRONT LOTS Enjoy Spectacular .,unets & Gulf
Breezes Hwy. 98 Beqcon Hill
75' Gulf Front lot! $375,000.
79.55"Gulf Front lot! $397,750
Corner of Hwy. 98 & Burch St. -75'xl 12 5' corner lot
with Gulf View! Easy beach access.close to Beacon Hill
Park. $125,000.00.

306 Hatley Drive PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALE!! Quality
custom built 3 Br, 2 Ba single family home soon to be
under construction. 1408+/-SF heated and cooled living
area. Large living room w/vaulled ceiling, kitchen has all
wood custom cabinets,appliances. included refrigerator
w/ice maker, dishwasher, range, disposal Ceiling fan
w/light in all rooms. 2 car garage w/auiomat,c garage
door opener Landscaped 87 5 x 108 lot w/underground
sprinkler system Nice neighborhood oi paved street.
$129,900.00 PRE-CONSTRUCTION $124.900.00.

203 6TH ST. 2 BR, 2 BA 1982 14 x70 Mobile Home on
nice lot only steps to the Dedicated Beach area. Great
floor plan with spl;t bedrooms ard draromac Maaster suite
.-with raised garden tub, separate shower, h.s 'hers vanity
dressing area. On. 75'X112.5 shaded lot. Large
10'X28' front screened porch. Owner finance $75,000.


2603 Hwy. 98 BEACHSIDE Duplex on :75'x 100' corner
lot zoned Tourist Comrnjg I1 bath each side with
8'x 2' front screen al o and :covered patio.
'radIlonal concrete block construction. window AC, gas
-heat. Separate laundry building has washer and dryer for
each unit. Great location only steps to the~Beach with easy
access!!! $205,000.00. MLS#4575 '

106 N. 19th St. Single family BR/2Ba stucco home
only 1/2 block to the O ceiling fans in bed-
rooms. Appliances incMde refrigerator and range. 1 car
carport and outside storage. Only $110,000. Owner will

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1302 B Hwy. 98. Nice 2Br, 1.5 Bath townhome with Gulf view
and easy Beach access! .Living room, dining' and kitchen combo
w/sliding -doors that lead, to back private patio area. Extra large
back yard with additional parking and storage area. Appliances
'include refrigerator, range, dishwasher, washer and dryer.

419 Texas Drive PRE-CCONSTRUCIION SATE" Spnc;ous custom
bu.lh Br 2 Ba sirgle lam.rr,, home oon lo be under concl Icon'
16.18xSF heated ar.d cooled I,., r.Mrg iti- Hchen
an d,.,_,, ofK.0 L l 'rk .a"
i.on hI o ,sIT''reo to bock paio App! dance
;-iclud? erw .c n',,l er. d ih oQh-er range, d. posal Double car
garage ,.' ,auIo'ar,.c garage door On 100'x 108' landscaped lot
....dergound spr.nliler ,stre:. 1135,900.00 PRE-CONSTRUC-
TION S129,900.00. MLS,4783 ,

412A & p
7th Street"-
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NEW 2 Br, 2
--ull Ba fown-
homes. On
landscaped lot, paved street with easy access to the
Beachill Approx. 750+SF, plus front son deck and. back
pdtio area. Cen. elec. h/ac, ceiling fans, custom wood
cabinets,, and appliances. Must see this affordable Beach'
Retreat! Reduced to $72,000 ea. MLS#4576
426 7th St. PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALE! Quality custom
built 4 Br, 2 Ba single f i 6l e under construction,
1648+ SF heated an5 !gl !g area. 2 car garage
w/automatic garage door openers. CH/A, ref. w/ice
maker,' electric range, dishwasher, disposal, ceiling fan
'w/light in all rooms. On 100'x158.33' landscaped lot.
$109,900.00. MLS#4572
Hwy. 386 & La Siesta Drive -PRE-CONSTRUCTION
SALE!! NEW! 3 Br., 2 Ba custom home soon to be under
construction! On 79'xl45' lot in restricted residential sub-
division. 1064 SF heated/cooled living area with 2 car
carport. Landscaped lot with sprinkler system. A great
starter home or get-away! $99,900. PRE-CONSTRUC-
TION '$95,900.
304 Hatley Drive PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALE!! Quality
custom built 3 Br, 2 Ba single family home soon to be
.under construction 1408SF heated and and cooled living
area. Lg. LR has vaulted ceiling, kitchen hs vMcus-
tom cabinets, ap ses i La rIU mrzaker,
dishvilaKpo. 'ein'g an w/light in all
rooms' car garage w/automatic garage door openers.
Landscaped 87.5' x 108' lot w/underground sprinkler
system. nice neighborhood on paved street.
$115,000.00. PRE-CONSTRUCTION $109,900.00.
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309 Robin Lane 117'x1 12.44' residential building lot in
sub. zoned for homes only. Lot 'has been .:eared
includes water and sewer tap. $33,500.00.
308 Fortner Ave. Beautiful 50'x150' residential lot,
completely cleared with sewer and water tap paid and
installed. Only 1 block to the DEDICATED BEACH!!!
Ready for building. Unit 1, BIk 4, Lot 6. $74,900.00.

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8027 Hwy. 98 GULF FRONT Execuli.e +,r.gle l.-nIy .1 r.' 3 Bo
home with bonus room on ground floor that can be used as sitting
room, or exlra bedroom Custom Built in 1995, this home has
approx 2400tSF Ceram'c tile fioorinq r ,r, .',on living level w/dec-
oralor per-odic ties .n kitchen w.Ic.utom wood cabinets.
oar.oram.c Gull fe. From covered decks on both levels!! Separate
CH/'A s, ,ierrns or all 3 leels of house. Completely furnished!.Very
'nicely decorated! On6 60.12' Gulf front lot! Owner open to offers!
Must see fh.s orelil 5550 000 00 ML~d4951

311 Robin Lane 110'x125.31",'residential building lot in.
subdivision zoned for homes only. $30,000.00.
425 7th St. 100'x108.3~ ~detial home lot. Nice shad
trees, easy access t ulJnit 14, BIk D, Lot 25.
$34,500. MLS#4866,
106 12th St. 120'x9Qf lefIl lot only 1/2 block to
the beach $45,0000 ."
109 20th Street 100'x100' residential home lot only
1/2 block to BeaclSI lI trees, nice neighbor-
hood. $49,900.00. MLS#4563
119 Pine St. Unit 11 1, k, Lotl 2. Approx. 105'x100'.
$44,500. MLS#4857O LD
-210 Hwy. 98 50'x150' residential building lot with
BEACH!! $135,000.' 4673
400 Texas Drive 100'x108.33' corner lot completely
cleared. Nice shade .trees.,' Unit 14, Bik F,. Lot 2,
$28,900.00. MLS#4780
401 California Drive 100'xl 08.33' corner lot complete-
'ly cleared. Nice shade trees. Unit 14, Bik F, Lot 1,
$28,900.00. MLS#4781
129 Pine Street 75' x 100' residential lot in nice neigh-
borhood on paved street, only 3/4 block to the Gulf
with easy 25' street access at end of Pine St. Unit 11,
BIk 6, Lot 12. $45j000. MLS#5392
130 Pine Street 75'xlOO' residential lot completely
cleared and filled, ready for building. Nice neighbor-
hood 5NDERi CO TRAc 5' street
access at end of Pine Street. Paved street, zoned for
homes only$ $44,900.00. MLS#5046


ST. JOE BEACH Only 2 Blocks to the Beach!
Large cleared lots ready for building: high and dry
Amenities include: Paved Streets Covenants and
Restrictions, Underground Utilities: City Water,
Natural Gas, Electric, Phone, Cable
104 Hidden Ridge Road 75'x220' lot. .. $34,500
106 Hidden Ridge Road 75'x188.5' lot $34,500
119 Hidden Ri i l d lk 8' lot $29,500
120 Hidden Ri ltCRdjf46th t' lot $29,500
122 Hidden Ridge Roaeol6'x119.11' lot $29,500

Ron Westmark

Locally Licensed & Insured

New Owners

Seaside Flooring

3200 D Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL


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