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\SIXTY-THIRD YEAR, NUMBER 15
Arizona Chemical Comm.
Advisory Council Grants
Story, Photos on Pages 3A
St. Joe Announces Agrmt.
To Repurchase Shares
See Details on Page 6A
Tiger Sharks Win 3;
Improve to 4-2 Page IOA
1st Class Letter Mail Rate
to Increase Soon Page li
Mincy to Play in National
Championship See Page IOA
New GCHD Building,
Dedication Friday Page 9A
School News Read Page 38
Worship Opportunities 28
Law Enforcement Activities
City & County on Page 7-8A
to Wewa Sat.
. Wewahitchka is making plans
for its annual Christmas parade.
The -parade has a reputation for
Being one of thefinest in the area.
It will be held this Saturday,
December 16th, at 5:00 p.m., CT.
The route will begin at the inter-
section of River Road and
Highway 71 and will run north-
ward through the city to North
The Star n Line at http://www.StarFL.com
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2000
Apalachicola River Levels Will Be at
It was reported in last week's
edition of The Star that the Army
Corps of Engineers (COE) was
considering artificially creating a
"navigational window" on the
Apalachicola Riverto barge some
giant nuclear generators
upstream to Alabama.. '
We also reminded folks of the
mess'they made along the river-
way last-spring when they strand-
ed tons of fish after lowering
water levels following the creation
of a "navigation window."
In the article, we said we
would advise people when a pub-
lic meeting was announced by the
Corps .. Since .last Wednesday.
when that article was written and
published, the Corps haas
announced and held that public
Then, Tuesday afternoon they
announced approval of flow
increases to create4a "navigation-
Not only was the quick meet-
ing and announcement by the
COE a surprise, it was even more
surprising that water flow
increases began at Walter F.
George Tuesday afternoon, and
were to have started at Lake
Seminole on Wednesday morning.
By Friday, the barge is:
expected to meet the water flow at
mile 36.5 (36.5 miles up river
from the gulf) to ride the "naviga-
tional window" to Alabama.'
Tim Dugan, Public
Information Director for the
Corps, outlined the events of the'
public meeting when contacted,
Tuesday. He said COE officials
made a presentation explaining
the "navigational window" process'
and what impact it would have on
the river systems.
COE officials said only Walter
F. George Reservoir and Lake
Seminole would be lowered to cre-'
ate the "navigational window."
Walter F. George would drop
approximately 1.2' and Lake
Seminole approximately 1.5'.
Lake Lanier and Westpoint
Lake would not be impacted by
the flow regulation. According to
Dugan, Westpoint Reservoir is
around two. feet higher than nor-
mal and four feet higher than nor-
mal winter levels.
Other stake holders also
spoke at the meeting. Representa-
tives from Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) reminded the COE
about the problem created during
the? last water flow regulations
(last spring). They stressed the
environmental and. ecological
damage artificial water flows cre-
According to Dugan, the
Corps responded stating they
would work with the FWVC to lower
water levels back down slowly in
orcer to minimize the environ-
* mental impact.
A group was also present rep-
resenting the Lake Lanier area.
They voiced their opposals to the
idea altogether. They basically
stated that water levels were
already low and did not favor low-
ering them any further.
As it turned out, the COE did-
n't propose any decrease in Lake
Lanier's water levels to create the
Representatives from the
Southern Nuclear Operating
Company described their need to
get the new generating units up
river to the Farly Nuclear Plant on
the Chattahoochee River near
According to Dugan, compa-
ny representatives said it was
critical to get the generators to the
plant by February or customers
could experience a significant
7' by This Friday
adverse impact. The February
date would allow time to get the
generators installed at the plant
before the peak generating, sea-
son, otherwise customers could
face service interruptions or
Dugan said approximately 65
(See RIVER on Page 3A)
County and historical society inspect "refurbished" light-
house keeper's quarters.
''ec' ewerad Gulf C' 't"''v
Local Storesato :, :
resa S oa ouightouseComplex
For Kids" Fund -Roadras im'It
Help "Christmas Shipbuilding RoadmAtr MovingDraws meierest
Cf.,i lG m ,t r ,n',ialmr i uHrs u mt ed nron als to in rcin -.. ,. .
Several local stores have
" agreed to donate a portion of their
sale -on December 16th to the
"Christmas for Kids" program.
The following businesses have
agreed to help:
S Heart's Desire
Needles and Thread
Picture Perfect Frames '
Reeves Furniture & Refinishing
The Athletic House
Portside Trading Company
SPlease support the. program
by shopping these stores.
To date. over S 1.400 has been
raised toward ,a goal of S2.500.
Almost 70 children have been
signed up to beneft from the pro-
gram as of press time Wednesday.
I Everyone is also.asked to give
generously by going to the f6llow-
ing stores and contributing to the
d4hati6n jars-Burger King.
Repees Furniture & Refinishing
picture Perfect Frames, .Scallop
Bay and. The Star; or mail your
contributions to Knfights' of
Coliumbus. P, 0. Box 13238.
M1aico Beach, FL 32410;
unanimously approved engineer-
ing work proposals .for two impor-
tant development projects in the
Preble-Rish Engineering. Inc.
Video Filmed In
Remember this name-Mark
McGuinn. A few years down the
road Mark could make It big in
the country music scene and you
could win this trivia question.
Where did Mark McGuinn
make his' first video? If you,
guessed Mexico Beach, Florida,
you could have just ivwoni the
grand prize. ,
VFR Records of Nashville.
Tennessee will soonn be introduc-
ing this new and up-aiid-cori-ing.
country musician through a video
product produced during the day
.Monday at Mexico Beach.
Nationally recognized produc-
fion company. Pecos Films and a
collage of talented subcontractors
landed in Mexico Beach on,
(See VIDEO oni Page 9A)..
jU L)I LM prosits to uosesgig
and plan the St. Joe Beach Sewer
System- and 7,300 linear feet of'-
road from Highway 71 to the Gulf
County Shipbuilding site, along
the Gulf County Canal.
Both projects are being paid
for by grant funds and Preble-
Rish's proposal came in consider-
ably under the state's guideline
The St. Joe Beach sewer pr6d-
ject is hoped to be a multi-year
venture with assistance from
future state grant funds. A
$580,000 grant was awarded to
the county to do the planning and
engineering of the estimated nine
million dollar project. Preble-
Rish's engineering proposal of
S369.000 came in at approxi-
mately 8100,000 under the state
curve for the project.
The board hopes that the
remain ing portions of the sewer
project will be funded by the state
over the next few, years so the pro-
ject can go forward.
A 1.9 million dollar grant has
also been awarded from the state
to .pave the roadway leading to
Gulf County Shipbuilding. Preble-
Rish's quote of $120,000 for erigi-
neering work was once again con-
. siderably uider state' guidelines
iorU Lthe UIU (approximately
S50.000) and the board went for-
'ward with the work.
Once the engineering work is
completed the road work will be'
bid out for paving.
Emergency Medical Services
Gulf County EMS Director
Shane McGuffin requested and
received raises for all Gulf County
Emergency Medical Services per-
sonnel. The board unanimously
,agreed that drivers and EMT's
would be paid 88.00 per hour and
paramedics will receive S9.35 per
The new pay rates will be in
effect to both county services.
Name St. Joe Beach .
St. Joe Beach Fire Chief
David Richardsorin requested that
the board allow the department to
name the St. Joe Beach
Community Building after Evan
Richards6n. explairied that
Williams was instrumental in the
establishment and growth of the
fire department, and, that the
force had lost a true friend with
(See COUtNTY on Page 9A)
Gulf County received word
this week that Eglin Air Force
Base was moving forward with
requests for proposals for ,per-
sons, organizations, or other enti-
ties interested in taking the light-
.house. and lighthouse keeper's
qpuaters at Cape San Blas,
Gulf County and the St.
Joseph Historical Society has
been partnering with Eglin for the
past several months to help Eglin
acquire the property. This two-
way, agreement included Gulf
supporting Eglin getting the prop-
erty in exchange for Gulf getting
beach access, and the lighthouse
site being preseived, restored,'
and opened to. the public with
Gulf County. and the historical
society manning the site. -
Eglin repri-esentatives contact-
ed Monday said by law they had
to open the overseeing contract
up for public bid. They also noted
that they could not guarantee
Gulf would get the contract, but
they said the selection process
would be heavily weighted toward
such things as public access and
historic preservation as the prime
criteria for making a selection.
Members of the historical
society. Commission Chairman
Nathan Peters, Jr., and Chief
Administrator D)on Butler visited
the recently "renovated" light-
house, keeper's quarters at the
.site Tuesday. It was discovered
that the quarters had not been
restored, but rather turned into a
modern looking remodeling pro-
Much damage was also noted
along the "newly paneled" walls
within the .structure. Bowing,
bending, and distorted panels
were noted throughout the build-
ihg. The floors were carpeted and
very little of the original flavor of
the lighthouse keeper's quarters
Officials from Eglin would not
allow pictures to be taken of the
inside of the lighthouse quarters.
Tapper Tournament Raises
$10,000 For the G/F Center
26th Annual Event Drew 130 Golfers From Area
Pictured from left are Ralph Roberson, Virginia Sollie, David Warriner, Greg Johnson, Trish
Warriner, Frank D. May, Mike McDonald, Jay RiCh, Bubba Gander, and Rex Buzzett.
On Thursday, December 7,
the George G. Tapper Tournament
Cothmilttee presented a check for
this year's proceeds to the Gulf
Coast Community : College
Foundation. Funds raised this
year will benefit the technology
programs at the Gulf/Franklin
Center here in Port St. Joe.
The tournament, which was
held September 29 through
October 1 was kicked-off by a gala
reception at the home of David
and Trish Warriner. "We .made
some positive changes this year to
the party and to the tournament
that I believe were enjoyed by all.
They helped us give more back to
'the 'participants while allowing us-
to raise more for the Foundation,"
said Trish Warriner, daughter of
the late Senator George and Amy
Tapper and Chairman of the
George G. and Amelia G. Tapper
in all, 130 golfers participated
iin the two day golf tournament
which raised more than $45,000
through patronships and dona-
tions. "While it is our goal to raise
significant funds for the benefit of
the college, we wanted to make
sure everyone that joined us got
their money's worth .in prizes,
goodies and entertainment. I
believe we succeeded in sending
everyone home pleased," said
Dr. Bob McSpadden, presi-
dent of Gulf Coast Community
College, said the $10,000, will
qualify for a state match. helping
even more the impact of this tour-
nament. "Every year all of us
associated with the college look
forward to the Tapper Tourria-
ment. It is as much a part of our
culture as anything we do here at
G.C.C.C. The fact that it benefits
our mission is just icing on the
cake," said McSpadden.
During the presentation, Rex
Buzzett, chairman of the tourna-
ment committee thanked all the
volunteers who made this year's
event a success. 'Without the help
of all the volunteers this event
would not be the success that it
This year's event marked the
26th annual gathering in Port St.
Joe and was won by local resident
Clay Smallwood. The late Senator
George Tapper who would have
turned 84 on October 1st started
the tournament. "I believe dad
and mom would have been proud
of everyonrie's effort this year," said
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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 200
WILLIE RAMISEY, EDITOR
Who's Gonna Be the
Keeper"of the Lighthouse?
One of the Last Remaining Historic Jewels
Gulf County and members of'the local historical society have
spent untold hours over the past several years try ing to ensure
that the two lighthouse keeper's quarters and lighthouse were
saved, preserved, restored, and opened for public access.
I've been able to attend some of those meetings and The Star
has kept a close eye and ear on what has occurred over that time,
Eglin Air Force Base, the current keepers of the quarters and
lighthouse, announced last week that the site was going out on a
pre-solicitatiorn notice to receive proposals for rehabilitation, mairi-
tenance, and preservation of the lighthouse keeper's quarters and
the Cape San Blas lighthouse.
I did call Eglin Friday and stirred their memory on some of the
commitments they have made to Gulf County and the historical.
society concerning the site. ,
SIt wasn't that long ago that the U.- S. Coast Guard was ready to
turn the property over to the. Bureau of Land Management and
Gulf Count.' supported the site being placed in the hands of Eglin
Air Force Base. Eglin wanted a buffer zone for its testing facility
and Gulf County wanted Eglin to work with them to establish
beach access points and attain the lighthouse site. Sounds like a
good plan, doesn't it?
.In fact, the agreement included access to the beach (which has,
been accomplished), relighting of the Cape San Blas lighthouse,
restoring one lighthouse keeper's quarters,. moving the other
inland and out of harm's way and giving the public access to the
The heart of the agreement was for Gulf County and the his-
torical society to eventually be the providing party for this service-
if it so desired. The vision was that the historical society would
man the site which would, be developed into a top notch visitors'
site complete with park, beach, lighthouse tours, and tours of the
two keeper's quarters. .
This all sounds even better, but Eglin is now in the process
of accepting, proposals for someone or-some organization to take
over rehabilitation, maintenance, and preservation of the light-
house and. complex. During the phone conversation with Eglin's
project managers-Danny Pugh, Garry Pelham and Cathay
Windsor-they said they were bound by law to go through the com-
petitive bid process for the service..
l, I-e tey qAuld:. 9t -guarantee Gulf and the historic .Aspiety
,would be awarded the proposal. they did state the. selection of a
provider would be he.ayily,.weighted toward such things as public
access and historic preservation as the prime criterion for making
HOLD THE PRESSES Tuesday, I had the opportunity to go
with members of the historical society, Commission Chairman,
Nathan Peters, Jr.; and Chief Administratorl Don Butler to review
what Eglin has done with the $425,000 in grant funds it used to
"refurbish" one of the lighthouse keeper's quarters and move the
other inland and out of harm's way.
We've been raped!!! I don't know of any simpler way'to express
it other than to say our historic treasure has been plundered I
was expecting to see the.lighthouse keeper's quarters restored to-
their old self. Instead, I saw what looked like a modern day bed and
breakfast with tall ceilings.
The best of the two -quarters had had its historical integrity,
destroyed and the other one is receiving more damage as it is.
exposed to the elements daily. And to top off all of that. much of.
the. new painted paneling inside the' "bed ,and breakfast/refur-
bished" unit is buckling because of some type of humidity problem.":'.
Just in .case you. haven't already begun to understand what's
being said here Gulf Counity and the historical society better
start dotting and crossing all of the political i's and t's if they want
to ensure themselves a piece of one of the few remaining historic
jewels in our community.
.I always held my father 'to be
very akin to a high court. Me and,
my little brother would get to fight-
ihg over a magnet I liked the
way you could hold it under the
kitchen table and move thumrib
tacks "mysteriously" across the
top. I figured since. I was older.it
was my time to carry it around.
Daddy "would- listen top oral
Hunker Down With Kes
The Blindfolded Lady Is
"briefs" from both of us. "Who
brought the magnet home from
school?" He was looking right at
me. David knew not to speak. I
knew I had better.
"Lih. well.,uh, he did." Listen.
you didn't know my father, but
with him it was the truth, the
%whole truth and nothing but the
truth . and God couldn't help
you if it wasn't!
'Give the magnet back to
I would grit, my teeth, hand
over the goods, stroll out in the
back yard where I couldn't be seen
or heard-and scream as loud as I
could, kick the clothes line pole,
spit on the ground. and mix the
spittle into the dirt with the toe of
my tennis shoe as I tned to cool
I was mad at Daddy,. David,
Elvis. the clothes line pole .
But you know what. I never doubt-
ed the fairness of the decision. It
was inconceivable even at age ten
that my father could or would be
anything less than dead level fair.'
It ,didn't go my way. But he
didn't give the stupid magnet to
David Mark because he liked him
better than me. Or because I
missed a turn milking the morning
before. Or because David's birth-
day was coming up. ,
by Kesley Colbett.
Justice had been served. I did-
n't like it one bit. But I clearly
When I got to be seventeen
and about the coolest thing on the
planet. I'd go bopping into the liv-
ing room already dressed out and
English Leathered up for a night
on the town. "Dad, some of us'are
going to cruise around the Dairy
Bar and out to Everett's Lake for a
while, O.K.?" -
"Son, it's almost eight o'clock.
Don't you think that's a little 'bit
late to be starting out? I don't like
this last second stuff And 'you
know as well as I do about seone of
those late-night Everett Lake get- A
"I'll be home by ten-thirt", or
eleven. Every'body is going to be
He would chew on it for a
minute or so. "I don't think every-
one will be there. It's too late to go
out tonight. You'd best stay home."
Now you might think. -here's
where I'd start with the. Oh,
Daddy, please. Pretty please. Won't
you change your mind just this
once. Come on, Dad." Like I said,
you didn't know my father, There
was no appeal.
I beat a hasty retreat to the
back yard, where I screamed ,as
loud as I could. And kicked the
clothes line pole. And spit on the
dirt and rubbed it in with the toe of
my polished up Bass Weejuns ..
I was seventeen years old.
Right and wrong and justice and
what's-going-on-here was a little
more complex than it used to be.
Gray had entered the equation.
This was the '60's. Men were let-
ting their hair grow. Women were
smoking cigars. And burning bras.
A war I didn't even understand
was about to take an unpopular
All sorts of people %tere trying
to crowd into a yellow submarine.
Listen. the world couldn't get
so complicated that my father's
decision could be tainted.
I had no busmessr.t-tEerett's
Lake after dark. I knew 611''Avell
what went on there! I didn't'exact-
ly agree with the ruling at the time.
But even in my teenage season of
discontent. I never one time doubt-
ed the honesty. the straight for-
wardness or the integrity with
which Daddy handed down his
I've heard all the jokes about
how we've got the best courts
money can buy. I've seen and read
of some court rulings in the past
few years that seem to defy all
logic. I've come to live with "judi-
cial review," "divided court." and
But I have always maintained
down deep in my heart that the
court system works. I have
believed unfalteringly over, the
years that our judges, and-' spe-
cially our justices. have my Dqddy
like mentality of truth, honesty,
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)
Get Your Sp irits and DecorationsR Hung High for th
HERE IT IS, ONLY a little
more than a week until
Christmas and, as: usual, I r
haven't given it hardly any
We have.only ten more shop-
ping days left and I haven't start-
ed, nor am I motivated to buy
any gifts, as yet. I have nobt '
thought of a gift for my wife, yet.
She's wearing out, fast, so I don't
have any idea what is appropri-
ate, or would please her to
receive. What would she.find,.a
My great-grandchildren will
expect something, so I had better
.put my thinking cap bon and
come up with some gift or .the
From the looks of things, I
am not alone: in ; having
Christmas sneak up on me unex-
pected like this. My trip to
Callaway Gardens last week, did-
n't put, me-much in .the mood.
The gardens were decorated and
the lights .wer&.J festive in the
Garden, but ..were lacking in
ABOUT HALF THE towns we
went through didn't even have
their lights up, '. nor any
Christmas decorations up.
rWhether ,or, not it'ivas a move
toward economy, or whether it
was that they just didn't have
time to get around, to it, I don't
Even here in town, there
doesn't seem to be as. many
lights and decoration's as usual.
It used to be that a person was
hard put to pass a houe .that
wasn't lit up and decorated. This
year, the -homes which have. a
display of lights seem to be ifew
and far between;
Maybe there are more of
them waiting 'until it gets closer
to Christmas to decorate. .
The business houses, down-,
town, are mostly all decorated
for the Yule season; .some have
gone to the extreme.
The city was early in putting
up its decorations this year. They
were all up and in operating con-
dition prior to Thanksgiving., I
remember' more than one 'iyrear-
the city, was still stringing lights
the day of the Christmas parpdel
EVEN THOUGH I haven'Wtgot
the whole spirit as.yet, ain't
Christmas grand? Just the sea-
son 'seems to' make people more
joyous and more happy. ,
Even bits of bad news aren't
as bad this time of the year, as
usual. Why, my. doctor told me
Wednesday that the "time has
come for me to go on dialysis,
Even that bad news lost some of
its stiiig, coinfing right here at
'Christmas like it did. .,.
I'm afraid the. news effective-
ly' eliminated me from the gift-
giving ranks' thi year, 'but not
from enjoying, the. season as
much as I can.
It's not hard to enjoy
Christmas. There's the "reason
for the season" as well as the
peace on earth concepts to make'
the season enjoyable. It, sort of
mellows up people, representing
what it represents and all:
Whether. ornot the vicinity is
decorated with ;colored lights
makes little difference, but it
adds. to .the color of the season
and the gaiety of the days in arid
THE COLD WEATHER adds
to the Christmas .season, too.
The weather turning nippy adds
.to, the season as surely as snow
It turned cold on us at Callaway
Gardens last'Saturday. Luckily,
we had taken 'our trip through
the.gardens to view the lights
Friday night. We got to see all the
trappings of Christmas in rela-
tively comfortable weather.
Those folks who took the
trip, in an open trolley, Saturday,
night nearly frozen
There's something about cold
weather and Christmas which
just goes together. If you have
cold weather, the proliferation of
colored lights 'Isn't even neces-
. But, .don't take that as per-
,mission for you not to decorate
One Christmas when I was a
little boy, my momma went to
Texas to see her parentsj at
Christmas. She went with, iny
uncle and dropped us boys ofli at
our cousins in Seminole,
My cousin had an elabori-ate
tree house in his back yard a'id
nothing would do us boys, bui to
spend the night in' that 'tre
During the night. it snowed
and we awoke tq find a blanket
of the white sttff covering iis.
That was a real 'hristmas! ,
WE DON'T EXPECT ay
snow here in Florida, anymore
than we expect to- get rilil
Although, it has snowed here
before, but not, at Christmnas
time. It didn't stay on the ground
for very long, nor was. it vry
deep. But, it did snow
I'm not looking for that much
"color," but it would be nice to
have some more of the doloqrul
decorations visible for the hli-
day season .
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Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2000 PAGC
Awards 3 Grants
Arizona Chemical's Port St.
Joe plant held its quarterly
"Coibmunity Advisory Council"
meeting on Thursday, December
7th 'at the Gulf County Senior
Citizens building. Many guests
S/ were in attendance, including the
mayor. and some of the city and
county commissioners, as well as
other elected officials.
Addressing those at the gath-
ering, Plant Manager Harold
Beyer gave a brief explanation of
what a "Community Advisory
Council" is. and why it is impor-
tant for the Port St. Joe plant to
keep the community aware of
what goes on within the facility.
An update on other plant
-activities was shared with the
group,. including information on
the recent announcement from
International Paper to place the
company on the market for sale.
,. During the meeting, Beyer
presented two International Paper
Foundation Grant checks to local
and 'fairness above all else.
Above all else! That should
'include race, creed, color, party
affiliation, size of your pocketbook,
number of educational degrees',
political persuasion before you
. 'ascended to the court, where you
live, who you father-in-law is,
what football team you root for ...
I hate to think what' will
. become of this nation if this is not.
,the case. .
'"' The next president may not be,
the key issue anymore! i have
observed over the years., gien the,
nature of us Americans, .that the
greatest.of presidents. can't pull us
all up to their lofty aspirations.
But-by the'same token, given the
nature of us Americans. the worst
of presidents (and we've had acou-
-ple) have not been able to do too
I want our courts to care more
. about truth. integnty. justice. arid
the American way than they do
ex t president is. With the
qrscpnt actions odifferenont courts
Responding differently on some of
The first check, in the
amount of $2,700 was received by
Joey. Romanelli, Marie Steele-
Romanelli, and Barbara Eells,
representatives of St. Joe Wildlife
Sanctuary. The funds are to be
used for creating and placing edu-
cational signs along trails in the
sanctuary, and to create and pub-
lish educational wildlife/environ-
mental brochures which will be
distributed to schools and public
Marsha Harpool, representing
the Washington Improvement
Group (W.I.G.) in Port St. Joe, was
on hand to accept a $4,000 check
to go toward the creation of a
community garden by the youth
involved in the program. This pro-
ject is currently under way and,
according to Ms. Harpool, has
been very successful.'
> Itwas announced that a third
grant check, in the amount of
$2,675, 'was to be forwarded to'
the Florida Council for Economic
Education, as their representative
the same questions. T am having a
'few doubts about exactly what is
goirg on within their hallowed
I don't like doubts. And :I'm
afraid the doubts, are planted iri
my mind now, regardless of the
outcome. The legitimacy of the*
entire judicial process has been'
And listen, don't get caught up
with all those mouthpieces *on
CNN, the truth is not that hard to
Daddy could have figured all of,
this out from his easy chair in our.
living .room in five minutes.
'Course, you've got to realize that:
he never paid-any attention to the.
ter and a
From left are St. Joe Wi
Barbara Eells and Marie Rom.
was unable to attend the meeting.
This final grant was co-spon-
sored by Arizona Chemical's
Panama City plant and will be
used in ithe Bay and Gulf County
school districts to provide: 1) The
Environmental and The Economy
Program-four teachers attend a
four-day program in Tampa; 2)
'Florida Stock Market Simula-
tion-funding for 200 student
teams for 2000-2001; and 3)
Financial Freedom-materials for
The company treated those
attending the evening's event to a
barbecue dinner prepared by Paul
The meeting concluded with
an invitation extended to the
guests to join the "Community
Furniture Grand Opening
Santa Claus will be at Reeves
Unfinished Furniture on
Saturday, December 16 from
11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. for, all
the children to go by and make
- their wishes known.
; he didn't waste time. on The children can have a
razz-ma-tazz. He always Polaroid picture made with Santa
t to the heart of the mat- for small donations to the
though he liked Walter "Christmas for Kids Program."
he didn't let him do his There will be candy canes for
or him.. the children and a drawing for a
t hope and pray we child's rocking chair at 7:00. You
st our, bell cow .. do riot haveto ,be presentto win.
Concerned, For more information call (850)
Keslev : w229-6374 or visit their website at
life Sanctuary representatives m R 1 I i.- ;...AtIl %F Illa.. .*.m I
melli-Steele and Plant Manager Plant Manager Hal Beyer is shown with W.I.G. Director
-From Page 1
people were present at the public
Minimum draft for'a one way.
trip was what Southern Nuclear
Operating Company sought. The
barge would riot make the return
trip until water levels naturally
return to a navigational level.
Local environmental groups
and concerned citizens have not
supported this practice in the
past and are expected to continue
voicing, their objections to the
COE, Congressman Allen Boyd,
and Senator Bob Graham as the
"navigational window" goes for-
In the Corps press release, E.
Patrick Robbins, Chief of Legal
and Public Affairs, Mobile
District, stated. "There .will be
close coordination through the
shoal area on the Apalachicola
River. Just enough water will be
released to float the barge over the
shoal areas. Because stored
waters are limited this will be a.
very short release of water for
three to five days from Lake
The Corps reportedly coordi-
nated the, proposed water release
with various federal and state
agencies and interested groups.
including the U.S." Fish and
Wildlife Service,, the Georgia
Department of Natural Resources,
the Alabama Department of
Conservation and Natural
Resources, ,and the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
The Corps stated that the
plan allows for a gradual reduc-
tion of the flows on the
Apalachicola River, at less than a
foot per day, following the naviga-
tion release to avoid a negative
impact, and in effect avoid a rapid
fluctuation of the water to deter
impacts to the Apalachicola fish-
The limited nature of the con-
trolled water release and short
duration will not allow other ship-
pers to take advantage .of it
because of the critical depths and
The waterlevel in Lake 'Walter
F. George will fall from its present
level at 187.3 feet to about 185.5
feet over the next week; while
Lake Seminole would fall from
near 76.6 feet to around 75.3 feet.
Apalachicola River stages
would rise to approximately seven,
On Saturday, December 16th.
from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m.. ET. the
new 5 Star Collision Centre will
have its grand opening. There will
be a nbbon cutting at 1:00, free
hot dog, and soft drinks, and an
exciting tour of the state-of-the-
art facility. .
Go by and enjoy the activity
on Highway 98 across from the
mill, inland of the. overpass.
feet at the Blountstown gauge,
but could. then return to an
approximately 2.0 foot stage.
According to Gulf County
Sheriff Frank McKeithen. several
more arrests have been made
stemming from an undercover
operation last week at a local
Arrested and charged with
the sale of cocaine v.Ithmi 1,000
feet of a church was Michael
Dante Thomas, 25, who .listed an
address of 117 Robbins Avenue.
Thomas is currently lodged in the
Gulf County Jail on a $25,000
Thomas' charge was made
after he sold crack cocaine to an
undercover operative from a
North Port St. Joe club. ,
Sarabia Tiller, the owner and
operator of the club, was addi-
tionally charged with two charges
of the sale of cocaine within 1,000
feet of a church.
Sixty-three year old Robert
Farmer, of 218 Avenue. G, was
also arrested and charged, with
the sale of marijuana, as well as
S8 year old Stanley Winfield.
Winfield had just been released
from the "Gulf County Jail the
same day his offense occurred.
SSheriff McKeithen stated sev-
eral bther charges are pending at
this time and other arrests are
Keley (From Page 2)
PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2000
Mexico Beach AARP
Install New Officers
AARP Mexico Beach Chapter
#4325 had installation of new offi-
cers at the Christmas party held
on Friday, December 6 at
Toucan's. Jerry Congers installed
the new officers. It looks like 2001
is off to a great start.
The new president is Edward
Koziol who plans to build the
membership and add spark to the
monthly meetings. '1
All 55 who attended the party
enjoyed a nice meal and excellent
service, and the singing led by
The next meeting is scheduled
for January 17th. It is planned to
have the city administrator, Frank,
Healy, speak on the completed
sewers and other city business.
No.,one should want to miss
this meeting. If any member
would like to contact the presi-
dent, he can be reached at (850)
We would like ,to take this
opportunity to say thank you ..for
the many acts of kindness shown
us during the recent sickness and
passing of our mother and grand-
mother, Pearl Alexander.
From left are Beverly Mason (treasurer). Edward Koziol (pres-
ident), Bette Wheeler (board member), David Thompson (first
vice president), Birdean Tollar (secretary), Dot Pfost (board mem-
ber), Jane Forster (board member), and Leroy Duncan (second
Tobacco-Free Partnership to Meet
The Tobacco-Free Partnership
oW~tC^ewe' ( fe64 wes 44fKte an
located behind Fantasy Properties at Simmons Bayou
2221 CR C-30 850.229.7170 Open Mon.-Sat., 8 am 4 pm ET
SCess Wito's Doing
Ali His ShiOppi9 at
i*i Port St. Joe this year?
LARGE SELECTION OF LADIES CLOTHING 25%0 off
Stop by and see for yourself this holiday season
You'll find a wide variety including:
* a wide assortment of fragranced c
* "unique" items for that man ini y
* gifts for teachers & acquaintance
* a variety .of beautiful, quality jewel
* holiday decorations for your home
* children's clothing and toys
* and many more items to'
Don't forget toask for
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S A A ,
Thank you for the prayers,
cards, visits, and food during our
time of bereavement.
May God bless each of you in
a very special way.
Oscar Redd, Gloria Wood, and
to aet for that
Kathleen Louise Acree
It's A Girl!
-Kathleen Louise Acree was'.
born on Tuesday. December 5. at
8:02 p.m. She v.eighed i.e
. pounds and 1,3.4 ounces and was
19 inches long. .
AShe is, the daughter of Jenny
Acree of Port St. Joe, and the
granddaughter of Chris and Irene
Acree, also of Port St. Joe.
of Gulf County will hold its second
quarter meeting on Wednesday,
December 20th, at 4:00 p.m., ET,
at the Gulf County Health
Department in, Port St. Joe.
All interested parties are
invited to attend. Transportation
assistance is available to stu-
dents. For more information you
may call 227-1276 extension 114.
Yac 6, l~effa,
&s~ecfc 9,nq PC1n Ai;'rsezy
on 'ZDecember 1oIA'
Joseph Daniel "Jody" Evans
Joseph Daniel "Jody" Evans
celebrated his first birthday! on
December 4th. He had a "Baby
Looney Tunes" party at his BeBe
and Papa's hous-e. There to cele-
brate were big brother Trevin,
mama and daddy, BeBe and Papa;
cousin Debbie Childress and little
cousins Annalisa and Ashton
Jody is the son of Michael
Evans and Amber Eldridge of Port
St., Joe: .,His grandparents are
Jackie and Sharon Evans of Port
' St. Joe. Mike and Janine Flowers
of Lake City, the late Marty
Stnckland of Highland View and
SJoe Gnrflin of Highland View.
PSJ Garden Club
The Port St. Joe Garden Club
will be: holding its ChristmAas
meeting with a holiday lunch and
hat contest at Lou Golon's home.
Members will meet first at the
Garden Club at 12:00, then car-
pool on to Golon's home.
Hostesses will be Lou Golpn,
Delaine. Henderson, Gladys
Kleski, Pat Johnson, and Jeanelte
T, V -" L .w c
FAMILY HAIR SALON
302 REID AVENUE
PORT ST. JOE
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,
Friday and Saturday 9-5
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PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2000
St. Joe Co. Announces Agreement to Repurchase Shares i WEWA EDICAL CENTER
entered into an agreement with
the Alfred I. duPont Testamentary
Trust, the majority stockholder of
the company, and the trust's pri-
mary beneficiary, The Nemours
Foundation, to participate in the
St. Joe stock repurchase pro-
gram. The agreement calls for the
trust and the foundation to sell a
portion of their shares to St. Joe
as a part of St. Joe's ongoing
stock repurchase program.
Through this agreement the
trust, for a 90 day period, will sell
to St. Joe each Monday a number
of shares equal to 1.5 times the.
amount of shares St. Joe pur-
chased from the public during the
previous week. The trust shares
will be purchased at a price
UCA All-Star Cheerleaders
Three Gulf County cheerleaders, Laura Husband, Susan'
Ellmer, and Becky Belin attended cheerleading camp last sum-
mer and were selected as UCA All-Stars. Because of this selection
they were invited to participate with other UCA All-Stars in the
Walt Disney World Thanksgiving Day Parade. Over 400 UCA All-
Stars, representing 18 states, participated in this event.
In the photo, from left to right, are Ellmer (Port St. Joe High
School), Husband (Wewahitchka High School), and Belin (Port St.
Joe High School).
Active Styles Salon 404 Long Ave.
Sttirday. December 23, 2000 10 am 4 pm
Free-5-510 minute neck/shoulder massage to anyone who walks in.
Gift Certificates Available MA31712, MM10541
To FRIENDS AND ACQUAINTANCES OF
Fao*ier /ieiry aw uffo/e //wft
You are cordially invited
to attend a reception in their honor on
the occasion of Father Jerry's retirement
as pastor of
St. James Episcopal Church
Sunday, December 17
from 3:00 until 4:30 P.M., (EST) at
St. James' Episcopal Church
800 22nd Street
Port St. Joe, Florida 2tc 12/7 &
"Help protect your home sweet home."
A ALL s51AXE m.
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1998 Allstae Floridian Insurance Company. SL Petersburg. Florida. Subject to availability and qualifications.
Other terms, conditions and exclusions may apply.
The St. Joe Company
announced Wednesday, Decem-
ber 6th, that the company has
Guardian Ad Litem volunteers
are powerful voices in the lives of
abused and neglected children in
You can make a difference.
Volunteer and speak up for a
The next training session
begins January 15, 2001. For
more information you may call
(850) 747-5189. :
exactly equal to the volume
weighted average price, excluding
commissions, paid by St. Joe for:
shares purchased from the public
during that week.
However, no shares will be'
sold by the trust if that week's
average price of shares repur-
chased by St. Joe is below $20 per
share. Through this program, the ,
trust will support the stock buy-
back program but will continue to
maintain approximately its same,
ownership percentage of St. Joe.
"We are very pleased that the,
trust has agreed to work with the
company to support our ongoing
stock repurchase program." said
Peter S. Rummell, St. Joe chair-'
man and CEO. ,
"We are fully committed to our'
stock repurchase program. This
agreement allows SL. Joe to
increase the pace of our repur-
chase activity and accelerate per
share results for shareholders.'
Our goal remains to purchase. on
average, one million shares per
quarter from the public. We are
particularly pleased with our
repurchase activity in the fourth
quarter. Through December 5. the
company repurchased 945.700
shares at an average price of
$20.04," Rummell continued.
"This stock repurchase pro-
grams reflects our confidence in,
the value this company can
deliver." said Ruminell. "We feel
that the company's value is not
fully-reflected in our current stock'
price. Our intent is to spread our
increasing earnings over fewer
shares," added Rummell.
"With the successful spin-off
of Florida East Coast Industries,
Inc.. St. Joe's management team
is now tightly focused on a com-
pany with unique real estate
.assets and positioned to deliver
value to shareholders," said
Winfred L. Thornton, chairman of
the trust. '"The trust's holdings in
St. Joe remains one of our most
important assets, and we see the
stock repurchase program as an
effective tool to increase per share
value. We are happy to participate
on a pro-rata basis."
"Our stock repurchase pro-
gram is an important component
of our overall strategy to deliver,
value to shareholders," and Kevin
M. Twomey, St. Joe president and
0CO. "We will continue to report
to shareholders quarterly the'
results of the, stock repurchase
program. These reports will now
include both purchases from the,
open market and from the trust."
Total Stock Repurchase Program
To-Date Through December 5, 2000
Authorization Shares Average Price Total Cost
Purchased Per Share (in millions
(Prior to October 9, 2000)
Authorization #1 6,485,311 $23.13' 8150.0
Authorization #2 636,955 $27.95 $17.8
'(October 9, 2000 and later)
Authorization #2 945.700 S20.04 S19.0
Total Program 8.067.966 $186.8
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"We anticipate the cash flow
over the next several years will
allow us to continue to expand
our real estate business across
Florida, to fund the stock repur-
chase program, and to reduce the
-company's .bank debt," said
Twomey. "We will continue to eval-
uate all investment alternatives
and select those which contribute
most to shareholder value."
In the first quarter of 2000,.
St. Joe completed its initial $150
million stock repurchase autho-
rization and received Board of
Directors' approval for a second
repurchase program of S150 mil-
lion. As of December 5, the com-
pany had 84.553.792 total shares
outstanding of which 49.643,292
shares were held by the duPont
Trust and 2,232.408 shares are
held by the Nemours Foundation.
On October 9, St. Joe com-
pleted its tax free pro rata spin-off
of its 54 percent equity interest in
Florida East Coast Industries. Inc.
to St. Joe shareholders.
The Alfred I. duPont
Testamrentary Trust of
Jacksonville was established
under the last will and testament
of Alfred I. duPont In 1935 to
establish and benefit the Nemours
Foundation. a charitable hospital
The St. Joe Company, a pub-
licly held company based in
Jacksonville, is Florida's largest
real estate operating company. It
is engaged in community, com-
mercial, industrial, hospitality,
leisure and resort development,
along with residential and com-
mercial real estate services. The,
company also- has significant -
interests in timber.
More information about St.
Joe can be found at the web site
at http://wwwv.joe.com. '
A Paul Perry wildlife artist
framed work, first in a series, will
be given away in a giveaway to
benefit the St. Joe Wildlife
Sanctuary arid Educational
The art work will be on dis-
play and tickets sold by Citizens
Federal Savings Bank located at '
401 Cecil G. Costin,; Sr..
boulevardd in Port St. Joe. "
The drawing will take place at
Citizens Federal on December 21.;
308 Williams Avenue I
Port St. Joe,., ..
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL* THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2000 PAGE 7A
SPEED PoNTrrs A FINGER
On Monday, December 11th,
Gulf County Sheriffs Office
Deputy Reuben Farmer stopped a
vehicle driven by Adam D.
Johnson, 19, of Mexico Beach, for
speeding on the Overstreet Road
While the deputy was speak-
ing with Johnson, he found that
his driver's license was suspend-
ed for failure to pay fines. He also
noticed the smell of alcohol com-,
ing from the driver.
After further investigation,'
Farmer. placed Johnson under
arrest for driving on a suspended
license and driving under the
influence of alcohol.
While conducting an invento-
ry of Johnson's truck, the deputy
also found some marijuana in the
console of the vehicle. Johnson
was taken to the Gulf County Jail
where he was additionally
charged with possession of mari-
INTERNET SCAM FOILED
During the first week of
December, Investigators Jimmy
Williams and Rita Piercy received
information, from a man in the
state of Washington that he had
purchased a' computer on an,
internet auction. He stated that ,
he had mailed his money to a post
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office box in Wewahitchka, but
had not received his computer.
The investigators learned that
between 15 and 20 people had
done the same thing in the last
month. They were able to find
that a Jonathan Tamez, 21, of the
Stone Mill Creek area, was the
perpetrator of this scam.
Investigator Piercy and Postal
Inspector Ronald Tuttle then
located Tamez in Bay County, and
he was arrested for grand theft.
Investigators are still trying to.
locate the victims who are all over
the United States and have esti-
mated that Tamez collected
between $10,000 and $15,000
through this scam.
HOME GARDENING PLOWED UP
MISTTMAS! C I
SCOORIM G ONEST !;
KIDS (as old as 5th grade), cut out this picture, color it, and
bring it to The Star for a chance to win a prize! .
I o 0
judges is final. 1. i g, p, o t
4. X erandx/p her otocop mmediae ames are nor eligible
2. ar ill be included in those judging parercess. cra s. o colored ec Entri PHO E GRADE
must be rece Aed ar The Sfar beloae 5 p m on Tuesday,
-3. Three winners in each'of two age groups (2nd grade or ADDRESS.
younger & 3rd to 5th grade) will be awarded prizes of $25,
$15, and $10 in "Gulf County Dollars." The decision of the CITY/STATE/ZIP
I udges is final.
4 Xerox/photocopies are not eligible-ONLY clippings from The
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O,.'red oad Operated b.,
J. C. Enterprises
202 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe, FL
On Friday, December 8th,
deputies from the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office served a search
warrant on the home of Ronnie
Morgan, of Wewahitchka. During,
the search, several baggles of
marijuana, rolling papers, scales,
and several marijuana plants
growing in the house were found.
Morgan, 45, was arrested and
charged with possession of mari-
juana, possession of parapherna-
lia, and cultivation of marijuana.
He was brought to the Gulf
County Jail and booked.
QUICK ROUTE To JAIL
On Saturday, December 9th,
Deputy Bobby Plair stopped a
vehicle driven by Sam Carson, 18,
of Apalachicola, for speeding in
the Highland View area. The vehi-
cle was traveling at 77 in a 45
miles per hour zone.
While talking with Carson,
Plair could smell alcohol on his
breath, therefore he was asked to
perform several field sobriety
assessments, which he did poorly.
Carson was subsequently arrest-
ed for driving under the influence:
Deputy Richie Burkett and
K-9 "Hurt" went to the scene and
the dog alerted for the presence of
illegal narcotics; a quantity of
marijuana was also found in the
When the suspect was being
booked into the Gulf County Jail,
Corporal Rusty Burrows also
found several baggies of marijua-
na in Carson's pants. He was
charged with possession of mari-
juana and driving under the influ-
ence of alcohol.
SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN DRIVING
Saturday, December 9th,
Deputy Richie Burkett stopped a
vehicle in the Highland View area
for speeding (61 in a 45 m.p.h.
zone). The vehicle was being dri-
ven by Terill Scruggs,. a 22 year
old resident of Port St. Joe.
Deputy Burkett noticed an
odor of alcohol when he was talk-
ing to the driver and also found
his driver's license had been sus-
pended. After Scruggs participat-
ed in several field sobriety exercis-
es, the deputy deducted that he
was driving under the influence of
Scruggs was charged with
driving, on a suspended ,license
and driving under the influence of
alcohol and was transported to
the Gulf County Jail.
NOWHERE To Go BUT JAIL?
On Wednesday, December
6th, Sergeants D. W. Forehand
and Bert Lanier were dispatched
to a report of a lady laying on the
side of Highway 22. They found
*42 year old Cheryl Allison along-
side' th'e road extremely drun k
WN :IL 5PMt
and demanding to be taken to
The deputies found that
Allison lived in Wewahitchka and
attempted to take her home.
When they got to her residence,
no one there wanted to deal with
her because she had allegedly
been drinking and causing prob-
lems all day.
At her residence, Allison
became very loud and abusive
toward the people there and
Sergeant Forehand placed her
under arrest for disorderly con-
duct. She was taken to the Gulf
RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF
COUNTY JAIL ...
Tuesday, December 5th-
Howard. Crowley, 42, W/M, of
Wewahitchka, violation of proba-
tion (Bay County); Alex Caster,
22, B/M, of Wewahitchka, viola-
tion of probation (re: robbery by
snatching); Randolph Ponder, 39,
DISTRICT 3 RESIDENTS
and other interested Gulf County Citizens
It has been brought to my attention that persons
attempting to reach me by phone have been unable to
obtain my number through directory assistance-being
told that it was a non-published listing.
True, I do have a non-published service to
my home for personal, family use.
BUT, I have a second telephone line to my
home from which I conduct business. As I /
said before you elected me, "If you
shouldd hal e any questions to ask me ...
please feel free to give me a call.. I'll be.
glad to hear from you!" I meant it then-and now.
Below is a copy of my business card with my home phone
number added. Please clip it out should you need to con-
tact me'before the new directory is distributed in January.
Gulf County Board
CARL W. FOX
County Commissioner-Dist. III
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., imr. 302
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
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B/M, of Port St. Joe, failure to
register as a convicted felon; and
Karen Munn, 37, W/F, of Tifton,
Georgia, violation of pre-trial
Wednesday, December 6th-
Colby Anderson, 18, B/M, of
Wewahitchka, failure to pay fine
(re: no valid driver's license).
Thursday, December 7th-
Elijah Shannon, 25, B/M, of
Arcadia, violation of probation (re:
aggravated assault); Van S. Phan,
29, V/M, of Panrama CitL,; net vio-
lations; and Tuyen Nguyen, 44,
V/M, of Panama City, net viola-
Saturday, December 9th-
Travis Melton, 28, W/M, of
Wewahitchka, trespass after
warning; and Mitchell Harvey, 26,
W/M, of Port St. Joe, aggravated
Monday, December 11th-
Gerald Glenn, 38, W/M, of
(See LAW ENFORCEMENT on Page 8A)
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of chemotherapy. She solicits
prayers for his recovery from the
community. She has spent the
past month with him as he has
undergone treatment, and
reports that travel expenses,
meals, and monthly bills are
overwhelming at this time. She is
returning to St. Petersburg this
week as he begins more treat-
A. fund has been set up at
Wewahitchka State Bank to aid
in this, Any contributions would
be greatly appreciated.
Massey Curtis Lovett
17-Year-Old Has Been
Diagnosed with Cancer
Massey Curtis Lovett, the
17-year-old son of Port St. Joe
resident Betty Sue Lovett, has
been diagnosed with cancer and
is currently undergoing treat-
ment at All Children's Hospital
in St. Petersburg. He attended
Port St. Joe Elementary School,
and is still a frequent summer
visitor. He currently lives with
his father in south Florida.
According to Ms. Lovett he
has a cancerous tumor in his,
'leg, and will face 12-18 months
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Boy Scouts' Charity Drive
Boy Scouts of America Troop
394 and volunteers will be hosting
a charity drive on Saturday,
December 16th, from 11:00 a.m.
until 3:00 p.m., ET, at Duren's
The scouts will be accepting
any item in usable condition for
donations. Examples are clothing,
Letter to the Editor:
From Page 7A
Wewahitchka, worthless checks
(Bay County); and Carrie Russell,
28, W/F, of Wewahitchka, aggra-
r PSJPD Report
HOLDING MORE THA' WAS LEGAL
Adam M. Wood, 20, of Port St.,
Joe was arrested at his home
Wednesday, December 6th, by
Port St. Joe Police Department
Officer Chris Teeter.
Officers Teeter and Everett
responded to a call of loud noise
reportedly coming from the Wood
residence. Assisted by Gulf
County Sheriffs Office Deputies
Ricky Tolbert and Richie Burkett,
they arrived 'at the residence and
found Wood, who was under 21,
to be in possession of alcohol and
had been drinking.
Wood was arrested and trans-
ported to the Gulf County Jail.
When the. suspect' was removed
from the patrol car, a bag of what
appeared 'to be marijuana fell out'
of his pant leg. Upon further
search of his person, another bag
was found in his .underwear.
Wood was charged with pos-
session of alcohol under 21 and
possession of cannabis.
PICKED UP ON WARRANTS,
James A. Goff, 19, of Port St.
Joe, was arrested Thursday,
December 7th, by Officer Ross
Yowell. Goffs arrest was based on
an active Gulf County warrant for
several criminal violations includ-
ing possession of alcohol under"
21, possession of a controlled
substance (pills), possession of
marijuana, and possession of
UNDERCOVER SALE REVEALED
Stanley D. Winfield, Jr., 18, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested 'on
Saturday, December 9th, on ria
Gulf County warrant for the sale
of a controlled substance to an
undercover operative. The arrest
was made by Officer Russell
Burch and Winfield was trans-
ported to the Gulf County Jail
Dear Mr. Ramsey,
I recently had the opportunity
to read your wonderful newspaper
while visiting in Port St. Joe.
I agree with you that everyone
who voted should have their vote
count. but if they failed to follow
directions to vote properly and
punched their ballots twice and
did not take the opportunity to
ask questions, then I don't feel
sorry for them.
While I do agree that -we
South Floridians inhale way too
much exhaust fumes,! I feel it
would be a grave injustice if you
seceded from the state of Florida.
In doing so you would. doom the
rest of us who live in .,South
Florida to live with those that vote
poorly and enjoy inhaling exhaust
Charles 0. Brown
PSJ Dixie Baseball
The 2001 Port St. Joe Dixie
Baseball, Officers have announced
plans for a general meeting to be
held on Thursday, December.
14th, 'at 7:00 p.m. at the Stac
House located on 8th Street.
This meeting is open to all
parents and coaches that partici-
pate in Dixie Baseball to discuss
upcoming ideas and suggestions
for- the 2001 season.
shoes, toys, electronics, house-
hold items, tools, books, furni-
They also need the following
items in manufacturer's packag-
ing; canned food,. dry goods, and
personal items. Monetary dona-.
tions will be accepted as well.
If you have a donation, but
are unable to drop it off, call the
number below to schedule a pick-
up. Pick-ups will be available
beginning December 11th. Large
donations will also be picked up
on location (furniture, etc.). For
pick up please call Adam Kemp at
No donation is too small or
too large lAll donations will be dis-
. tribute to community programs
and organizations. All donations
are tax deductible, just ask for a
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2000 PAGE 9A
New Health Department
Dedication Planned Friday
Gulf County's Health Director
Doug Kent is calling Friday's offi-
cial groundbreaking ceremonies
for the construction of a new Gulf
bounty Health Department build-
ing a "celebration of a new begin-
The dedication of the founda-
tion section of the new building
will be held Friday morning,
December 15th, at 10:00 a.m.
(ET) on the construction site at
2.475 Garrison Avenue (next to
Pine Ridge Apartments) in Port St.
Phase one of the project
includes construction of roughly
one-half of the project at $1.3 mil-
lion funded from the Florida
Department of Health. Phase two
of construction will cost $1.9 mil-
lion and is hoped to be funded by
the Department of Health in this
During a phone conversation
with State Representative Bev
Kilmer Monday morning, she said
every effort was being made to get
funding for phase two of the pro-
If funding falls in place, the
new complex could be complete
A ~ .0
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by the latter part of next year (200 1).
Video .FromPage 1
Thursday night and spent the
weekend scouting locations,
acquiring props and putting
together schedules for a full day
of filming .on Monday.
The video to be produced will
backdrop McGuinn's upcoming
single, 'That's A Plan."
The bulk of the filming foi r the
video took place at the jetties and
adjacent beach and in the Gulf of
Mexico aboard a row boat, utiliz-
ing the charter boat Charisma for
transportation: and a filming plat-
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Pat Howard said Mexico Beach
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Commissioner Carl Fox made
Sthe motion to name the building
... in Williams' honor and gave testi-
mony to-his efforts, riot only with
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Gulf Correctional Institute
Superintendent Henry; Alford is
being transferred to the
Washington County Corrections
S Alford has been at GCI for'
just over four years, and District 2
Comrmussioner Billy Traylor took
time out during the board's rmeet- .
ine Tuesday to pay tribute to him.
Travylor recoimed ford'sds efforts
to make Gulfs work crew program
one of. if not the best in the state
and a program of which most area
counties are envious..
After accepting a framed cer-
Lificate of appreciation. Alford
expressed his thanks to the
,-board, Commissioner Travylor,
: and Chairman Peters, as well as
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the people of Gulf County for their
friendship while he has served at
In Other Business
*Agreed to change the name
of the Mosquito Control Depart-
merint to Gulf County PublicWorks
and separate it from the road
department. This was recom-
mended by department head Joe
Bearden in response to recom-
mendations from county auditors.
*Accepted the new budget for
the Tourism Development Council
as presented by TDC Director
Paula Pickett., ,
*Decided to apply for $14,109
in emergency food and shelter
grant funds as requested by
Emergency Management Director
*Agreed to a request from
Gulf County T.ax Collector Edia
Ruth Taylor for a 85,000 budget
increase to pay. legal fees in
upcoming litigation with Stone
Container over tax disputes.
eDecided to evaluate a
request from Jim Rish for the
county to take over maintenance
of roads in his subdivision and he
would commit $1,000 per future
lot sold for paving assistance.
eFollowing a recommendation
from Commissioner Carmen
McLemore, the board agreed to
revisit the county's garbage pick-
up contract and see if fees can be
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PORT ST. JOE 63, CHATTAHOOCHEE S 1
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8TH
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
bounced back to .500 on the sea-
son with Friday night's 63-51 vic-
tory over Chattahoochee in a Dis- '
trict 3-2A match-up. The Tiger
Sharks improved to 2-2 overall on
the season and to 1-0 in the dis-
Port St. Joe led 35-26 at half-.
time, before outscoring the Yellow,
Jackets 28-25 in the second half.
Seneca Chambers led the
Tiger Sharks with 19 points.
Kyron Bailey. followed with 18 '
points and 12 rebounds, while
Isaiah Jenkins added 11 points.
Score by. Quarters
Sharks. 14 21 11 17 63
Jackets 7 19 11 14 51
PSJ (63)- Ray Bailey 7, Prince
Jones 6, Isaiah Jenkins 11
Seneca Chambers 19, Lamar Pat-
terson 2, and Kyron Bailey 18.
CHATT. (51)- Damion Jackson 5,
Tashodrick Galloway 3, Deshawn.
Goodson 22, Anthony Hannah 5,
Al Napier 4, Everett White 2, and'.
Kendrick Clemons 10.
PORT ST. JOE 66, .QUINCY SHANK 48
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH ,:
The Tiger Sharks outscored
Quincy Shanks 22-8 in the sec-
ond quarter to pace their way to a
66-48 victory Saturday night. Port
St.. Joe led 29-19 at halftime, and
outscored Quincy 37-29 in the
second half of play to improve to
3-2 overall on the season.
Kyron Bailey led four Tiger
Shark players in double digits
with a game-high 18 points. Ray
Bailey and Isaiah Jenkins each
followed with 13 points, while
Seneca Chambers added 11 for
Port St. Joe.
Score by Quarters
Shanks 11 8 12 17 48
Sharks 7 22 23 14 66
PSJ (66)- Kyron Bailey 18, Ray
Bailey 13, Isaiah Jenkins 13,
Seneca Chambers 11, Tremaine.
Lewis 3, Lamar Patterson 6, and
Prince Jones 2.
QUINCY (48)- Issac McCall 14,
Allen Robinson 13. Bakari
Williams 6, Warren Smith 5, Mau-
rice King 5, Cody Fagg 3. and. Jay
PORT ST. JoE 54, RUTHERFORD 4,8
TUESDAY, DECEMBER' 12TH
The Tiger Sharks, ranked
10th in the first Class 2A poll,!
.outscored Rutherford 27-20 in.
the second half of play en route to
a 54-48 victory over the Rams
Tuesday night. Port St. Joe'
jumped out to a-20-11 lead by the
end of the first quarter, but poor
offensive execution in the second
quarter allowed the Rams to take
a 28-27 lead into the half.
Isaiah Jenkins led .the Tiger;
Sharks (4-2) offensively with 13
points. Ray Bailey and Prince
Jones each followed with nine'
Score by Quarters
Sharks 20 7 15 12 54,
Rams 11 17 8 12 48
PSJ (54)- Ray Bailey 9, Prince
Jones 9, Isaiah Jenkins 13,,
Seneca Chambers 6. Tremaine'
Lewis 3, Lamar Patterson 6, and
Kyron Bailey 8.
RUTHERFORD (48)- Vandevan-,
der 14, Whatley 2, Anderson 5.
Smith 9, Broxton 8, Ford 2, and
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tight-end for the Upiversity of
Montana, will be playing for the
Division 'I-AA National Champi-
,onship December .16th when the
Grizzlies, take on Georgia 'South-
ern .at Finley Stadium in Chat-
tanooga, Tennessee. Game time is
3:06 p.m. ET, and will broadcast
on ESPN. For reserved ticket
information, call (423) 266-6627.
Montana '(13-1) defeated
Appalachian State 19-16 in over-
time to advance to this week's
national title game, while Georgia'
Southern (12-2) knocked off
Mincy is a, 1998 graduate of
Wewahitchka High School where
he earned four letters in baseball,,
three in football, two in track and
one in basketball; Ike was a two-,
time all-state and all-conference.
selection in football and'baseball.'
In his senior season for the
Gators, Mincy rushed for 1,499
yards and had 120 tackles. As a
junior he rushed for 1,559 yards
and collected 110, tackles on
Ike is the son of Ike Sr. and
Doris Mincy of Wewahitchka.:';
WEWAHITCHKA 49, BAY HIGH 65
MONDAr, DECEMBER 11 TH
The Wewahitchka -Lady
Gators dropped to 0-8 on the sea-
son with Monday night's 65-49
loss to Bay High. The Lady Gators
trailed 33-28 at intermission, and
were outscored 32-21 in the sec-
ond half of play.
Lindsey 'Carter led the Lady
Gators with 14 points, and Kim
McMillion followed with 11. ;
Gators 13 15 8 13 49
Bay Highl7 16 15 17 65
WEWA (49)- Brandi Sasser 9,
Mooneyham 3, Kim McMillion 11,
Lindsey Carter 14, Judith Hus-
band 6, and Britney Grice 6.
BAY (65)- Blackmon 2, Davis 4,
Johnson 4, Goldsmith 18, More-
head 34, and 'Reynolds 6.
WEWAHITCHKA 29, WAKULLA 62
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH
\Vewahitchka could not over-
come a 24-0 first quarter deficit,
as'Wakulla pulled away to a 62-29
victory in Tuesday night's match-
Lindsey Carter led the Lady
Seneca Chambers goes up for
PORT ST. JOE 20, MOSLEY 42
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7TH
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
dropped to 3-2 overall on the sea-
son with Thursday night s 42-20
loss-to Mosley. The Lady Sharks
trailed 25-13 at intermission and
were outscored 17-7 in the second
half of play.
Tynetta Towner scored all but
two of Port St. Joe's points with a
team-high 18 points.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 8 5 .7 0 20
Dolphins 15 10 13 4 42
PSJ (20)- Kayla Jefferson 2, and
Tynetta Towner 18.,
,MOSLEY (42)- Black 7, Hunt 19,
Mullins 4, Zipperlein 6, Ramsey 2,
Langston 2, and Phillips 2.
PORT ST. JOE 42, BAY HIGH 70
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
could not overcome their 27-19
First half deficit, as :Bay High
pulled away in the second half for
a 70-42 victory. The Lady Sharks
dropped to 3-3 on the season.
Tynetia Towner, led Port St.
Joe with 18 points. Bonnie Belin,
in her first game back after recov-
ering from pneumonia. added 15
points for the Lady Sharks.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 11 8 6 17 42
Bay Highl7 10 18 25 70,
PSJ (42)- Angela McDowell 2,
Bonnie Belin 15, Latrice Larry 2,
Santana Harris 1, Kayla Jefferson
4, and Tynetta Towner 18.
BAY (70)- Johnson 2, Goldsmith
16, Reynolds. 8; Morehead 27,
Johnson 13, Davis 2, and Black-
Gators (0-9) with 12 points.
Gators 0 12 13 4 29
Wakulla 24 '19 12 7 62
WEWA (29)- Kim McMillion 6,
Lindsey Carter 12, Judith Hus-
,band 5, Costa 2, and Britney
WAKULLA (62)- Carr 19, Jones
15. Stattam 11, Bunch 6, L. Jack-
son 3, J. Jackson 4, Brannen 2,
and Williams 2.
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WEWAHITCHKA 57, APALACHICOLA 43
THUIiSDAY, DECEMBER 7TH
The Wewahitchka Gators
improved to 2-3 overall on the
season and 1-0 in District 3-2A
with Thursday night's 57-43 vic-
tory over the Apalachicola Sharks.
Bradlev Shavers led the
Gators with a game-high .15.
points. Derrick Williams and Pete
Taunton each added 10 points for ,
"We are a young team with a
new coach, and a new system."
said new head coach Tommy
Long. "We are playing good team
defense right now, but are making
too many turnovers on offense.
We'-e getting better with, every
Score by Quarters
Gators 21 9 14 13 -'57
Sharks 4. 9 17 13 43
WEWA (57)- Bradley Shavers 15,
Derrick Williams 10, Pete Taunton
10, Brandon Jones 9, John Poe 9,
Byron Jones 2. and Myron May 2.
APALACH (43)- Johnson 2, Ty.
Poloronis 5, Luckey 5, Tim Poloro-
nis 9, Rochell 5, Lane 11, and
WEWAHITCHKA 67, BLOUNTSTOWN 36
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH
The Gators climbed to .500 on
the season with Tueslay hight's
67-36 .bl~vout over Blountstown.
Wewahitchka improved to 3-3 onr
The Gators jumped out to -a
12-9 lead bN the end of the first
quarter. before otitscoring the
Tigers 18-2 in the second quarter
to take a 30- 11 lead into halftime.
\Vewahitchka then outscored
Blountstown 37-25 in the second
half of play.
'-Pete Taunton paced the
Gators with a game-high 23
points. Bradley Shavers and Der-
rick Williams each followed with
"We're playing real good;
defense right now," said head
coach Tommy Long. "Our 'offense
will come around. We turned the"
ball: over 11 times; but that was a
drastic difference from the last
three games. We out rebounded
them on both ends of the court,
and blocked eight shots."
Score by. Quarters
Gators 12 18 16 21 -. 67
Tigers 9 2 7 18 36
WEWA (67)- Bradley Shavers 9.
Derrick Williams 9, Pete Taunton
23, Brandon Jones 2, Titus,
Pittman 2. Lamar Gainer 4, John,
Poe 5. Byron Jones 5. Myron May
3. and Patrick Kemgan 5.
BLOUNT. (36)- Mayo 6, McGodm;
mery 1, Russell 6. Fitler 7, Cotton
5, Pierson 10, and Henderson 1.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2000 PAGE 1B
1 -. uIA!J..U.~aAl
From left are Superintendent Jerry Kelley, Port St. Joe Middle School Principal Carolyn
Witten, Anna Salzer, Megan Todd, Executive Director of American Red Cross Kenneth Jarman, Port
St. Joe Elementary School Principal Catherine Barfield, and Congressman Allen Boyd's assistant
"Masters of Disaster" Curriculum
jame Groer oDavePett
The Central Panhandle
Chapter of the American Red
Cross began a new disaster miti-
gation program for school age
children. "Masters of Disaster" is
a curriculum supplement devel-
oped by the American Red Cross
to help teachers integrate impor-
tant disaster safety instruction
into their regular core subjects
,such as language arts, math, sci-
ence, and social studies.
This is not additional material
:for teachers to work into an
already packed school day.
Rather, the Masters of Disaster
curriculum, which is aligned with
.the National Education:
"Standards, supplements the
-lessons teachers are already
The kits provide students
with information to help them
prepare for disasters and stay safe
during, and after a disaster in
their home, school, or community.
Executive Director Kenneth
Jarman. and Disaster Mitigation
Coordinator. Karen Downing pre-
sented Gulf' County Superinten-
dent Jerry Kelley with "Masters' of
Disaster" kits at the school board
on December 11.
The .Allstate Foundation pro-
vided generous funding for the
development: of "Masters of
Disaster." Purchase and distribu-
tion of the kits to every elementary
and middle school in Florida was
made possible by a grant from the
Department,' of Community
Affairs. The Allstate Foundation
estimates that children comprise
Pearl Habor Celebrated
at VFW With A Ceremony
On Thursday. December 7 the
John C. Gainous VFW Post
1tl0069 and the Ladies Auxiliary
held a ceremony remembering ;
Si Pearl Harbor
Commander Dick- Seefeldt
welcomed the guests. Chaplain
Talmadae Kennedy prayed and
then stated. Over 50 years ago
this morning the sky over Pearl,
Harbor. Hawan was filled with
SJapanese planes. When the last
wa'e of attacking aircraft re.ioined
the-Japanese Fleet. 1,178 Ameri-
cans lay wounded and 2,403 lay
dead or dinrg. Thus began Amer-
ica's entry into World War II. As
we gather to remember those lost
it is time to say thank you to the
2.403 for hornn the beginning
N as also the end."
Commander -Seefeldt then
introduced the guest speaker,
William E. Bricker who was at
Pearl Harbor on that day. He 'was
only 19 years- old. "Bill", retired
fromm the Navy inf November 1970
after searing .30 years for his
countr'Y. Bill 'stated. "The heroes
of Pearl Harbor are the ones who
did not come home." A.fter his
speech he answered many ques-
tions from people who attended.
ed Commander Seefeldt present-
ed Bill ith a plaque f:r partici-
palating in the ceremony\ and Rev-
S- i erend David Fernandez of Oak
. Grove As-sembly gave the closing
piraver. After the ceremony the
flag in front of the VFW wasput at
hall-stal' for those who gave their
c /e ?., i ,J 'e' y / 1/. to
_eafler// t.' %:
lives in Pearl Harbor.
Commander Seeleldt would
hke to thank the NJROTC cadets:
LTCDR Heather Hayden. MCPO
Sherry Foster. MCPO Kara Coach-
man- LTJG Robert Dykes. and
MCPO Michael Hill for their par-
ticipation. Also his thanks goes
out to all the guests for attending.
The price of mailing a first-
class mail letter will increase a
penny on January 7, 2001, from
33 to 34 cents-about 15 cents a
month for the average household.
"And' while we're taking
cents," says. -Port St. Joe
Postmaster Dennis Geoghaga-, "it '
makes good sense for customers
to purchase 34-cent stamps or 1-
cent stamps before the new rate
"When you're. dropping off
those holiday cards and packages
at the post 'office, pick up some
new rate stamps," advises
One-cent stamps are always
available and can be purchased at
the local post office. New rate 34-
cent stamps woll be available
nationwide December 15 in three
stamp, designs: Statue of Liberty,
flowers stamps (both sold in
books of 20 and coils of 100) and
the- Farm Flag stamp (sold in a
pane of 20 self-adhesives).
'Vending machines will also stock.
the new 34-cent stamps.
For customers who prefer the
con enience of letting their fingers
do the shopping, the 34 cent
stamps as well as the one-cent
40% of all disaster victims. '
"Masters of Disaster" is now avail'-
able nationwide through local Red
If you need more information
please contact Karen Downing at
Central Panhandle Chapter,
American Red Cross (850-763-
Certification (only) for
Wewahitchka commodity recipi-
ents will take place on Wednesday
December 20th, from 12:30 p.m.
to 3:30 p.m., CT at the comrxu-
nity building. Those 'in
Wewahitchka whose cards have
expired. should bring their neces-
sary papers on that day to recer-
The Commodity Office in the
Robert M. Moore Administrative
Building in Port St. Joe is open
,Monday through Fnday (except
holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00
p.m. and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., ET
Please note that the next com-
modtity. distribution will be in .-...
January. For further information
feel free to call 229-9114. 639-
,5068 or 639-5069.
Kestrel stamp can be ordered on
the internet through the Postal
Store at wwwv.usps.com. through
Stamps By Phone at 1-800-
stamp34, or by calling a local post
office for a Stamps By Mail order
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
NATHAN PETERS, JR., CHAIRMAN
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
2tc. December 7 and 14, 2000
So, come by or give
us a call today!!
Low Miles, Loadedl
513 WEST CENTRAL AVE.
(Hwy. 20 W. 1 BIk. West of Burger King)
Rate To Increase Soon
THE FOLLOWING TELEPHONE NUMBERS ARE AVAILABLE FOR CITIZENS
IN THE WEWAHITCHKA AREA WHO NEED TO.CONTACT THE COURT-
HOUSE OFFICIALS IN PORT ST. JOE:
YOU MAY REACFI THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS BY CALLING ONE OF
Port St. Joe
3rd Grade Classes
December 12, 2000 at 6:30 p.m.
December 20, 2000 at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
Port St. Joe Elementary School Auditorium
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
and answers the age old question,
"How is Jesus Christ relevant
Sing at Abe Springs
Abe Springs Baptist Church,
located at Highway 275 South, in
Blounstown, will be hosting a
gospel sing on 'Saturday,
December 16, at 7:00 p.m., CT.
There will be local talent, and
the public is invited to go out and
enjoy the service.
111 N. 22nd Street, Mexico Beach, Florida
Monday, December 18th, 6:00 pm
Live Nativity Drama.
"A Call to the Manger"
Wednesday, December 20th, 6:00 pm
Daniel B. Marshall: Live in Concert
Contemporary Recording Artist
Sunday, December 24th, 6:00 pm
Christmas Eve Candlelight, Service
Monday,. January 1st, 12:00 noon
'Pot Luck Luncheon
Bring Your favorite New Years Day Dish
All events central time
A 5 iFL"
"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
Sunday Bible Study .................. 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship ........10:00a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study ............... 7:00 p.m. CT
* FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756 .
s --" Sixteenth Street
Sunday Worship ..... 10 a.m.
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m.-
Adult School .. .... 11 a.m.
eSunday School -
S*Young Children o a
*Nursery Ai ailable ,: ,
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron
Highway 71/Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.
?* .. .* ,'i1 ; // ,L,
Sf [First Baptist CftrchlJ
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
S Br..r Vickery- Buddy Caswell
Pastor M,nner of Music & Youth. ,
Sunday School ... . : 9:45 am
S. | ,:Worship Service .. . ..' 1.:00 dim
Disciple Training. . . . 6.00 pm'
Evening Worship .. ... .. '. 700 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ... 7.00 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" J
Teaching the Truth of God's Word
FAITH BIBLE CIHURCI4
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School ...
Sunday Morning Service ........
Sunday Evening Service ... .....
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting & Bible Study
.. 11:00 a.m.
... ,6:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHIRI1TIAlN SCHOOL
Constitution and Monument.
fPort St. Joe
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School. ... . . 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship ....... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship ... ...... . 6:00 p.m.
Rev. Jesse Evans
Evening Worship .. .. ... .7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir. Practice 7:30 p.m.
Robert E. Downs, Jr.
Youth. & Children's Director
Gace Baptist Chur,
BUT TMO5E WhO MOPE IN THE LORD WILL
RENEW THEIR 5TRENGTH. THEY WILL SOAR ON.,
WINGS LIKE EAGLE 15AIA 40:51 ,.
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Pastor Lee Cordell
Church: 227-1180 http://www.graceeagles.org
Marshall in Conce]
Daniel B. Marshall will b
concert Wednesday, Decen
20th, at, 6:00 p.m., CT., at
First United Methodist Churc
Daniel previously perform
with the band "His Prophecy"
has already released two CD's
He is working on his ne'
release I Wanna Be A Chris
Daniel currently resides in Ta
at the University of South Fli
were he is attending on a
music scholarship. He is sc.
uled to begin recording early
year in Nashville with Cliff Dom
one of the top producers
today's Christian music. .
If you enjoy Steven Cu
Chapman don't miss this op
tunity to meet Daniel andhear
PAGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2000
S Karen Strickland, 43, of
Wewahitchka. passed 'away
Saturday morning. A native of
Crestview, she has been a resi-
dent of Wewahitchka since 1972
arid worked as a court reporter.
She was a member of Dalkeith
Baptist Church and was a loving
She is survived by her hus-
band, Al Strickland; her daughter,
Amy Strickland, her son, Skeeter
Strickland; her father, Arnold
McMilllon; her step-father, Elvin
Mixon, all of Wewahitchka; a sis-
ter, Phyllis Cox of Defuniak
Springs; two brothers, Ricky
McMillion and Arnold McMilliorn,
both of Wewahitchka; a step-sis-
ter, Cassandra Spence of
DeFuniak Springs; her grandpar-
ents. Gordon and Rosa Mae
Spence of DeFuniak Springs; and
many aunts, uncles, nieces, arid
The funeral service was held
at 10:00 a.m.. CT, on Wednesday,
December 13, at the First Baptist
Church of Wewahitchka, con-
ducted by Reverend Nick Davis.
Interment followed in the family
plot in Roberts Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
.Home, Wewahitchka Branch-
Chapel. ; "' "''
Oscar ,Tousignant, 53. of
Youngstown. passed away Mon-
day, December 5. at his home. He
was "born in Kankakee, Illinois,,
grew up in the Tampa -area, arid
spent most of his adult life In Bay,
Gulf, and Franklin counties. He
was employed with Lewis Metals.
Mr. Tousignant' is survived by
his mother, Jeannette Tousignant
of Port St. Joe; two children,
Preston and Michelle Tousignant
of Youngstown; his brothers and
sisters, Margaret Ray, Jeanr
Tousignant, and Pat Tousignant,
all of Port St. Joe, Florence Walker
of Panama City, Loren Tousignant
of Braidwood, Illinois, Jerry
Tousignant, George Tousignant,
and Donald Tousignant, all of
Kankakee, Illinois, and Josephine
Tousignant of Tuscon, Arizona;
and one nephew, Russell Tousig-
nant of Bay County.
Funeral services were held
Saturday, December 9. at 11:00
a.m., ET, at St. James Episcopal
Church. with Reverend Jerry Huft
officiating. Interment followed in
Holly Hill Cemetery.
SAll services were under the
direction of Coiforter Funeral
Home in Port St. Joe.
The Greatest Gift
The reason for the season is here
again, the birth of our Savior and
His walk among men.
There has never been a birth,
before or since this,
that caused more happiness,'
and so much bliss.
I'm sure Mary was happy just to
have God's Son.
I believe Joseph was too, when all
was said and done. ,. .
To raise the Son of God, was no
While shepherds watched their
flock by night,'..
An angel of the Lord came, and
gave them a fright.
He told them not to fear,
they were in no 'danger.
He told them where Christ was
born, and lying in a manger.
Suddenly with the angel.,
a multitude of heavenly host,
started praising God then.
Saying, "glory to, God in the highest
and on earth peace,.
good will to men." :
The shepherds decided to goto
Bethlehem, to see if what the angel
said was true.
They found Mary and Joseph when
and the babe in the manger too.
S When they had seen It.
about all they had seen and heard.
It's the greatest birth,
that ever took place,
you can read all about it,
A Po of Victo y
F 1ist Cl4rch pf of he Nazarene.
S2420 Lo' ,Aveiue *.Por.lSt. 3oe, Frida 32456
Sunday School ........... ...... 10 a.m. Gie WIto thle Lord tke glory
Sunday Morning Worship .. ...... I11 a.m. ,ie Hlis name. worship the
Sunday Evening Worship ......... ... 6 p.m. Lord in the beauty of holiness.
Wednesday Evening Service ...... ...... 7 p.m. Psalm 29:2
\\ I The friendly place to worship!
SFirst Baptist Church
l -kRusty Bryan, Associate Pastor '& Minister of Music
SCHEDULE OF. SERVICES
""llY'1 o : Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
,o vi"' Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
't Wednesday PFayer and Bible Study :at 6.:00.'-
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Cornier of 1'th & California s.648-5776
CHURCH OF CHRIST
9 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday
"Room at the
The Church of God, located
on Pompano Street in Highland
View will be having two perfor-
mances of the Christmas Play,
"Room at the Mercy Seat" and
everyone is cordially invited to
Performances will be held
Sunday evening, December 17, at
6:00 p.m., and Wednesday,
December 20, at 7:00 p.m.
This year's play takes us from
the Garden. of Eden to, the present
at Grace Baptist
Grace Baptist Church, which
meets on the second .floor of
Capital City Bank building on
I1 | Highway 98 in Port St. Joe, will be
i having a Candlelight Christmas
S" program on Sunday evening,
. = December 17th at 6:00.
-_ There will be a presentation 'of
-- the Christmas story from Luke
with dramatic monologues from
Joseph, a servant girl at the inn,
S dand ,a shepherd. These will be
mixed with special music and
ie in highlighted by a beautiful creative
nber movement of worship 'to the new-
the born King'by the young ladies of
.h in the youth department.
The, service will lose with a
med challenge to make room for the
and Savior in our lives, and a candle-
lighting ceremony symbolizing our
S' need to share Christ's love with
tian. our world. ;
mpa The community is invited to
>rida go and atterid thisspecial service;
Fammily Life Church
- : "Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
.Port St. Joe
and join us in worship' .. H 98
10:0 Sunday Morning Apolochicola... E wy >. W ...Ponama City
7:00 Wednesday Eve'iing Hwy.
71 Reid Ave.
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Ramily Life Church
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net .ewahitchko
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)
BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beah, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youtht
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer ;Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00 pimp
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Himn '
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols -, Church 647-5026 *' Home 769-8725
Fbor information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647-5026 -
First Pentecostal Holiness Church
,,, 2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Pastor, Bro. Marcus H. Sturdivant ChurchOffice 227-1493
Sunday School . ... . 9:45 a.m.
Sunda'v Morning worshipp . 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Seriice ... ... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday ::... . :.. 7:00 p.m.
We Invite Yo to Come .
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us
S' 11 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410 .
SSOday Worship Services:
Traditonal................................ 9:00 a.m., CT
Contemporary ......................... 11:00 a.m., CT
MINISTERING TO THE BEACHES HAND-IN-HAND
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor . .. ... Church/Office: 648-882Q'
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY .
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00-a.m. (ET)
Sunday School 9:45
1L' ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
:,i,, Discover : God. Love
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY.
P. O. Box 788 *,Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
Discover God's Love! _L
S Everyone welcome .
1i601'Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691 /
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday -' Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
'REV- JOHHI ADKrns, PASTOR
The First United Methodist
Church will,hold its 19th annual
live nativity on December 17, 18,
and 19, from 6:00 until 8:30 p.m.
We, would like to take this
time to say thank you for the
many kind acts from so many of
you during the recent illness and
death of our beloved mother. Mrs.
The food, flowers. visits.
phone calls, and the many
prayers for our strength meant so
much. Our special thanks to the
Oak Grove Assembly of God
Church and the Howard Creek
May God bless you all,
Pinkie Whitrield Bell and
The Nellie Whitfield Family
The congregation's evening
service will be held at the nativity
Sunday, December 17, at 7:00
Take your- children during the
three days. to talk about baby
Jesus and see the animals. .
Sunday, December 17th, the
Chancel choir will present its
Chnstmas cantata at the 11:00
Chnstmas Eve. December 24,
at 7:00 p.m. there will be a cani-
dlelight communion service in the
church sanctuary. The youth 'of
the church will display luminaries
at this service. These luminaries
are in memory or honor of loved
Please plan to join them for
arvn of these services, when they
bring the true meaning' of
Christmas to the church and
throughout the community.
19thAnnual Live Nativity
Children enjoying the animals at the live nativity.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2000 PAGE 3'
Experience is not what hap-
pens to a man, it's what a man
does with what happens to him.
Every day we encounter new expe-
riences, some are good, some are
bad, It's up to us on how we
choose to handle the experience.
"We can handle it in a positive or
Lady Sharks on your
victory '. 'over district
rival Apalachicola last
Tuesday. The final
score was 49-43. The
Lady Sharks will host
Liberty County on
Thursday at 7:00 and
-Friday at 7:30. Good
luck, Lady Sharks.
SLast week in boys
basketball, both Chat-
tahoochee and Quincy,
Shanks were defeated by the Tiger
Sharks. Way to go. guys!!! On
December 16, the Tiger Sharks
will be playing at Greensboro.
Junior varsity starts at 6:30 and
varsity will begin at 8:00. Good
luck guys!!! "
Softball is on its way!! Any girl
in grades 9- 12 interested in play-
ing softball, sign up in the front
Check out the Schoolcruiser
web site http://prod.schoolcruis-
,er.com/gcsb/ and our school
Icoqld win a scanner, and color
Sprinter. The school with the most
clicks will win a digital camera.
.The contest ends on January 7,
:so start cruising!
Lost and Found
Many jackets, coats, arid
other clothing items have been
found. Please come by the front
office to claim your lost items.
Our fourth graders will pre-
isent their Chnstmas program on
Tuesday, December 19.
"This is Christmas"
Our third graders will present
"'This is Christmas" on
Wednesday. December 20,'at 8:30
Early Dismissal .
School will be dismissed at
11:35 on Thursday, December 21.
School will not be held
December 22-January 9, due to
our Christmas Holidays.
No School '
School will not be held on
Monday, January 15.
Report cards for this grading
period will :be sent 'home- on
January 19. If you would like to
schedule a parent/teacher confer-
ence, please call 227-1221.
Edwin G. Williams
Port St. Joe High School will
host a dedication ceremony in
honor and memory of the late
Edwin G. Williams, former princi-
pal. The ceremony will' be held on
December 18, at 10:00 a.m. in the
'lobby/entrance at the. high
school. The ceremony is open to
Williams, also known as
.'"Chief' by his fellow peers and co-
workers, served as principal at
Port'St. Joe High School from
1979'-1992. Overall,' "Chief"
served 38 years in the Gulf
County School System. "t -, u'
Williams is survived by his
wife Christine; one son, George
Williams; and one daughter,
School's In Session
SDrive With Caution!
Congratulations to all of this
years Science Fair winners. In Ist
place, Jessica Ford, 2nd Tommy
Curry, 3rd, Melissa Nixon, 4th
Amber Davis and Angela
McDowell, 5th Joe Robinson, 6th
Preston Wigsten, 7th Rachel Bixler,
8th Jarrod Wester and Michael
Bouington, 9th Josh Watkins, 10th
Brittany Crocker, llth Jenny
Patterson and Jennifer
Craig, and 12th Nick
Jarrod Wester for being,
our DAR' Good Citizen
also to Kristen Garcia
for being this'month's
super student. You
make us proud!! '
Another event hap-
pening this week 'at
Port St. Joe High
School is Hawaiian Day
on Thursday. Also, the,
school store is now selling comput-
er discs for 1i. You can go by room'
1:10 to make your purchase.
We would like for everyone in
the community to come out and
support the Tiger Sharks in any
sport that may be going on. It helps
It s going to be a great week at
Port St. Joe High School. Thank
WE S Honor Roll News From the Halls of
Wewahitchka : Elemeptary
School Administration announces
the first nine weeks honor roll.
The students named are as fol-
: All A's ,
Third grade-Kara Bremer,
Tiffany 'Hall, Kaitlyn Kerrigan,
Laurel Manor, 'Dillin McGhee.
Damon McMillion, Baylen Price.
Cody. Wade; Remington.Wade,
Justin 'Walding, Tabitha Ward,
and Erika Whitfield.
Fourth' grade-Kalyn Bidwell,
Jessicai Husband, Samantha
Rich, Danielle Stanley, and
,Fifth ,grade-Tyler Bush,
Kayla Chumney, Brittany Floyd,
Katlyn Qortman, Hali Harden,
Holly Knowles, Meleah Liister,
Kenneth Manor, Tiffany Newsome,
Kendra, Smi'th. Mary. Taunton,
Samantha Wade, Brent. Walker,
Kelly Weeks, and Gayla William-
Sixth grade--hMarcie Jackson,
Eleh Manor, Leigh Mayo, Matthew
Miller. Hannah Price; Jessica
Stoppelbein. Bradley Udell, and
Jasmine Ward. : ''
All A's and B's
Third grade-Joey Adkinson.
Lace' : Brownell. Jazmyn
Campbell. Brittany Daniels,
James Duncan, Steven Goode.
Candace Griffin, Sumer Henry,
Christopher '.Hoover, Kayla
Hysmith. Brittany Jayne, Jacob
Jones, Precious Jones, Ariel
Kemp, Santana Majors, Kayla
-Faith Christian School
The' last progress ,reports
before the .end of the semester
went home with students last.
Thursday. December 7. Semester
tests for seventh and eighth grade
students will be in the week of
December 18-22. If you need to,
have a conference with your
child's teacherss, please don't
hesitate to make an appointment.
School will be dismissed for
the Christmas holidays'Decem:be
22nd at NOON. Kindergarten
classes will get out at the regular
Limes. There will be a teacher
workshop:on January 8th, but
students will not return to school
until Tuesday. January 9. 2001. '
A Christmas. program will be
presented by the combined efforts
of Mrs. Karen Odom's third and
fourth .grade. students and the
choral group of grades five,
through eight under the direction
of Reverend Bill Taylor. This will
be held at 8.30 a.m. on Monday.
December 18th.. Parents and
grandparents are invited to come
and join the celebration of our
Faith Christian School is in
real need of a good vacuum clean-
er. If you would like to donate a
new or a well maintained used
vacuum cleaner, it will be much
appreciated. Reverend and- Mrs.
Andrew Rutherford of Family Life
Church were guest' speakers at
the Monday morning chapel this
past week. Reverend Rutherford
explained that'just as the Prince
wasn't, recognized in the story of
the "Prince and the Pauper,'
Jesus wasn't recognized as God
by. most of the people-when he
came to earth. as a'baby, grew up
as a man, and gave His life for us.
Mrs.' Cathy" Rutherford "fol-
lowed her husband's gospel mes-
sage by encouraging the students'
with the following statements
which she had them repeat 'after
her. "God made me. God loves me,
and God has something that He
wants me to do. Faith Christian is
thankful for the area pastors who
minister to our students, at chapel
P61T ST. JOE MaCMANTS A,,OCATON Y ~______
E; 5flDll~ffO Otctf' Tv
THINK g~ABOUT IT!
Mann, Jathan Nunery,
Christopher Peak. .Dylan
Peterson, Gilbert Pierola, Kaleb
Price, Matthew- Pridgeon, .Megan
'RUssell, Ashley Saliba, Brittney
-Shipman, Rex Veasey, Hellena
Whitehurst, .:and Laramine
Fourth grade-Alex Algue-
iseva, Rebecca Barnes, John
Campbell, Hunter Causey, Jacob
Causey, Amanda Cesaroni, Bobby
Creamer, Jordanh Davidson,
Jonathan Diggers, Bobbi Jo
Duke, Adrey Dyer, Robin Gautier,
Ryan Harvey, Erika Lemke, Leigh'
Little, Lena McLemore, Whitney
Melvin, Jessica Messick, Joshua
Mitchell, William Naylor, Chry'stan
Nickell, Kayla O'Neal, Jordan
Paul, Ainanda' Robbins, Alan
Sikes, Ashley Stephens, Chaz'
Whitten, Evan Williams, and
Danielle Wood. '
Fifth 'grade--Sharee Addison,
Jonathan Adkinson, Cody
,Andrews. Derek Barfield, Rebecca
'Barnes. Samantha Baxlev,
. William Binford 11, Tdri Bowles.'
Janessa Campbell, Jessica Clark,
Joey collins. John Dorman,
Caroline Douglas. Tvra 'Dupuie.
Summer Grice. Michelle. Hand,
Rebecca Hughes. April HHughley.
Jesse Jones, Tiffanic Keith,
"'Amber lanier, Jessie Ledbetter,
Tiffany Lemois, Adrian Lewis, and
.Sixth grade-Sam Adkison,
Frankie Bailey, Heather Baker;
Robert 'Brown, Sean Bieerman,
Arielle Bragg, Virginia Casson,
James Causey, Sarah Chason,
Kellana Clark, Harlin Crowley,
Patrick Gates, Justin Goodwin,
.Matthew Grant, Chad Harrison.
Logan Jamerson,- Alexc Jones,
Ronald Jones, Ashley Kent, Jose
Lopez, robbie Morris, Dexter
IMyers, Ashley Oglesby, Megan
'Peak;' Blaine Pitts, Jeffery
,Portivent, Misty Robbins, Chanda
nrrljh, and Sara Whitington.
A ..T .,, ., 2 "
during the year. i
News for the Week lemrn-a
'The Corps of cadets, have had
a great 'week;. On Saturday the
third annual Military' Ball was
'held at the St. Joseph's Catholic
Church recreation hall. All of the
'young. ladies were beautiful in lTfCBE
their formal gowns and the corps .
ofmale cadets were very, hand! -. '- "' +"
some intheir, cadet dress' uni' 'Fifth and sixth grade stu-
some i ei cadet dress ni dents at WES recently parcipa
forms. The Booster Club volun- dents at WES recently par at-
teers were' the: chaperones and ed in the mathathon. Mathathon
Served up0lots of food and drink is a uque lundiraiser benefiting
"for the fesutve occasion. A beauti- 'theSt Jude Children's Hospital.
ful cake was prepared by Mrs. Students, ac epted pledges from,
'Katie Rogers, grandmother of family and friends who agreed to
Cadet Stephanie Blackmon. The donate a specific amount of
commanding officer, Heather money, three to ten cents, per
Hayden and Executive Officer.. ath problem solved..
Corey 'Butler, cut the first piece of
cake with the ceremonial sword. Cancer is the leading'disease
S All of the cadets received a killer of American children, and
surprise gift bag. full, of useful. St. Jude Children's Research
items.'Thirteen of the lucky ladies 'Hospital is the leading center for
i'had their names drawn and were the study of these diseases.
treated to a delightful package of Approximatelyr 5,000 children are
peach scented potpourri, oil and .,,,;,being seen at'St. Jude.
candle and air freshener. Thirteen St. Jude also studies other
cadets males were surprised withldhooddiseases
US Navy shaving kits or baseball. catastrophic childhood, diseases
Sfr th USS Entrise. such as pediatricAIDS and genet-
caps roice ats nterpe g se.n by ic diseases. Their research find-
, The very nice hats were given by s id and
the unit's incoming Naval Science wings are shared worldwide and
Instructor. -dR.' David Cuttinow. countless other children across
the. United States. benefit from the
Lots of pictures were.taken by procedures developed at St. Jude.
Commander Cuttinow and' Officer '
Tim-' Hightower so, there will be St. Jude is supported primar-
plenty of photographs for cadets' ily 'by'* public contributions.
i to remember the' festive occasion. Monies raised by mathathon par-
Music was,. furnished by DJ ticipants' will build'ari endowment
Darrell Parker and both cadets fund to ensure St. 'Jude's conti-
and chaperones' were observed "utied efforts. Income from this
having a great time dancing and .endowment funds, interests and
partying. Many of the cadet corps dividends will be used to further
brought dates who had never hthe research and provide. treat-
experienced a military ball before meant for the children of St. Jude.
and they really enjoyed them- St. Jude covers all costs not cov-
selves from all'accounts. ereid .by medical, insurance and
The rest of the year' will be families, without insurance are
ver before we .know Final never asked to pay .. .,
,exams- ,are. upon us. apd' the .:, '.V WESo.ected' a.' astou ending
Christmas'hblidays will give us a '$3446.45 whidi St. Jude'wll use
break fromf..our usually, hectic in the fight against cancer. Fifth
schedule. After the holidays we "' grader'Brent Walker was the indil
will be going full bore again get- ,vidual student who collected the
ting ready for our' annual field most with a,. total. pf over $400:
meet on' February 24, at FAMU. Brept will receive a CD player as a
Sometime early in the'year we will prize for collecting the most
also have our annual inspection. money. WES would like to con-
Until next time, Semper 'Fil!' gatulate Brent and thank all
Cadet L.T.J.G Stephanie' those who gave in order to fight
Blackmon, Public'Information the disease -who has touched .so
Officer many lives in this area.
by: James Destifino and
S: Cerrelle Hanes
Any students interested in
technology for fun ought to see
Mr. Kramer to sign up for TSA.
This is a student technology club
that will meet after school. There
is a state competition in the
spring that TSA leaders will
We are collecting Box Tops for
Education. Please turn them-into
Mrs. Sterzoy in the, office. These
box: tops are found on General
Mills Cereal, Betty Crocker, and
The Opportunity Center in
room 4 at the high school is offer-
ing FREE TUTORING. 'It is avail-
able during and after school. It is
also open to the community after
school, so come in and see and
Parents, did you know we get
dividends if you shop at Target
and use your Target Credit Card?
If you do not have a Target Credit
Card, you can get a Guest Card
when entering the store, Keep this
in mind as you prepare to shop
for Christmas. Last year. we
received a check from out of the
blue. Thanks for supporting WHS
in such a unique way.
The varsity boys traveled to
Apalachicola where they partici-
pated in a district match-up. They
beat the Sharks 57-43. The JV,
team also won. Good job! The
boys play at Blountstown and
Chattahoochee this week and at
home against Rutherford :on-
,.. Thegirls play at Wakulla on
, Tuesday. .of.this week, and .at,
Greensboro, Bristol, and Apalach-
icola next week.
The SGA is planning a dance.
It will be in the commons after a
basketball game. This will be for-
all students and will be like a win-
Book Fair 2000
The Book Fair 2000 held min
Port St. Joe Elementary school
was a .great success. It provided
an opportunity for students, par-
ents and teachers to see the latest
_-works by popular authors and
illustrators- of books for young
readers. Book Fair 2000 consisted
of books that appeal to the emer-
gent, the experienced. and the
Family Night at the Book Fair
2000 wv/as well attended by par-
ents, relatives and friends. The-
attendance can truly be described
as standing room only. .Pictures
with Clifford, the big. red dog was
a popular feature of Family Night.
His appearance again, on Friday
afternoon was just as popular.
Anne Barrier, chairperson of
the Book Fair, credits the success
of the fair to the school's support
and the help of some very dedi-
cated' vohinteers. Thanks to all
who helped :Also, a special thanks
to Citizens Federal Savings Bank,
Wewahitchka State Bank, Capital
City,. Emerald Coast Credit Union
and Charisma Charters for donat-
ing film for.the "Picture with
Clifford, the big red dog" feature of
Book Fair 2000.
Proceeds from the fair will
help the Port St Joe Elementary
Library program with some prior-
GULF COUNTY SCHOOLS .
December 18- December 22, 2000
MONDAY- Sloppy. Joe/bun,
french fries, ..fresh banana;spice
cake, .milk, or'hef's salad meal.
TUESDAY-special Christmas 'din-
THURSDAY-early dismissal, milk,
or chef's salad meal.
: MENUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO
AVAILABILITY OF FOOD PRODUCTS
The band will have its annual
dance after the Christmas parade
Junior' and senior parents
need to be aware of all of the
scholarships available to college
bound students. Stop by the guid-
ance office and room 4 for assis-
tance. And don't forget to fill out
your Gulf County Scholarship
WHS will be sponsoring a
team in, theRelay for Life. If you
would like to participate as a team
member, please contact Dr.
WHS sponsored a golf outing
at St. Joseph Bay Country Club
on December 8. Thanks to, the
many people who participated,
WHS raised some funds, honored
Mr. Mathes, and everyone had a
great time. We 'look forward to
more such events.
Science Fair was held
December 6-8. Students were
asked to set-up in the gym on the
6th. The public was invited to see
the projects on Thursday evening
from 6 to 8, The Sr. High winners
were: Behatioral and Social 1st,,
Laura Husband. 2nd. Jessica
' Wells, 3rd Cassi Ward.
Environmental: 1st, Jake
Sylvester: Botany Ist, Ben Jones,
2nd, Ashley Berens; honorable
mention, Brook Parrish;
Chemistry 1st. Jamie Cain, 2nd
Brandi Williams. 3rd Jeremy
Cain; honorable mention, Dixie
Flowers; Microbiology 1st, Myron
May, 2nd Dotlie Hall, 3rd Dawn
Hall; Earth and Space 1st, Patrick
Kerrigan: Zoology 1st, Fritz
Stoppelbein, 2nd Lindsey Miller:
Engineering 1st. Rosanna Enslev,
2nd Kyle Millirons. 3rd. Jamie
McCovery; Overall 1st Jamie
Cain, 2nd Rosanna Ensley, 3rd
Students of the Month have
just been announced. From the
Senior High, Chester Udell and
Beau Ludlam received this honor.
There is a special assembly
on December 13th for I1th and
12th grade boys. This is spon-
sored by the county health
The guidance department will
be giving a practice ACT test
called the PLAN; on December
V Wewa will have its annual
Christmas parade on .December
16th. If you .'are interested in
being added to the line Uip, call
WHS will be dismissed at
noon on December '21st for
Christmas. holidays. Lunch will
not be served that day.
Port St. Joe Middle
By: Anna Salzer
Season's greetings everyone!
It's almost that time of the year
and it actually is that time of
week! You guessed it! Once again
it's a new week that brings all
sorts of new news!
PSJMS would like to say con-
gratulations to everyone,who par-
ticipated in the science fair last
Thursday! Your hard work was
outstanding and made everyone
Also, as most of you already
know, a new holiday also means a
new SGA dance and celebration!
The SGA will need. these things
from you to, help make this event
as enjoyable as possible.
First, bring your CDs to
school by Monday, December
18th! If you were unsatisfied with
the music last time, bring the CDs
you want to hear (that are appro-
priate) to Mrs. Colbert's room by
Next, remember to help your
AA make the best greeting card of
all! These will be judged by a
panelrof three judges.
SSeventh andu eighth, graders!
Don't forget about baseball and
softball sign-up in the office. The
last day will be Friday, December
15th! Congratulations to Julie
Butler, sixth grade student of the
That's it for this week! Don't
forget that the second 9 weeks
end nextThursday, so get to read-
ing those AR books.
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PAGE 4B THE SAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2000
BEST Team Attends Foundation for Excellence Schools Conference
On November 8 through 12,
Diane McKelthen, Laurel Riley,.
Martha N. Weimorts, Christine
White, Tim Wilder, and Carol
Cathey, members of the Port St.
Joe High School BEST team, trav-
White to Attend
Leslie White, a student at Port
St. Joe High School was invited to
attend the Florida Student
Leadership Forum on Faith and
Values by Bill Nelson, treasurer
for the State of Florida. The forum
will begin Wednesday. March 28,
2001 at 6:30 p.m. for dinner and.
will conclude Saturday, March 31,
2001 at 11:00 a.m.
The annual Florida gathering
is an offshoot of the national
Student Leadership Forum on
Faith and Values in Washington,
D.C. which is hosted by the Vice
President and members of the
U.S. House and Senate. It is an
inclusive gathering of student
leaders from all cultural and reli-
gious backgrounds, from all 50
states and from over 20 countries
around the world to explore the
principles of servant leadership.
/y 2/ />Za&
eled to Stowe, Vermont, to attend
the Foundation for Excellent
Schools' national conference and
planning workshop, where the
400 participants had an opportu-
nity to brainstorm with their own
teams, share their plans and suc-
cessful practices, and learn new
strategies -to bring home.
Vermont's Governor Howard Dean
and Blenda Wilson, president and
CEO of the Nellie Mae
Foundation, spoke at the two-day
The team of educators at Port
St. Joe High have been working
with the Foundation for Excellent
Schools (FES), a non-profit based
in Vermont that is working with
90 schools nationwide to raise
student performance. BEST
(Building Excellent. Schools
Together), one of the foundation's
seven programs, was launched in
November of 1999 with the help
and support of U.S. Secretary of
Education Richard Riley. Its goal
is to help every student to take
"one more step" by facilitating the
sharing of ideas and successes
among BEST schools and provid-
ing them with collaborative part-
at Gulf Coast College
Registration for the Spring
2001 semester of Gulf Coast
Community College at all loca-
Lions will be held on Tuesday and
Wednesday, January 2 and 3,
Registration on the main
campus will take place in the
Student Union Conference Center
from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Advising is available in faculty
Registration. for Tyndall Air
Force Base is from 9:00 a.m. to
6:00 p.m. on January 2 and 3,
2001, and Gulf/Franklin Center
registration is from 9:00 a.m to
6:00 p.m.. ET. ,
All registration fees for the
spring term must be paid onr or
before January 2, 2001. Students
are responsible for all fees due at
the time they register.
All. day and evening classes
begin January 4, 2001.
ners. Recognizing that giving
students a say in their own edu-
cation is fruitful, schools in the
program are seeking to include
them in decision making, mentor-
ing, and even planning.
Fourteen schools in 13 states
are now participating in BEST,
which has caught the attention of
educators and funders nation-
wide. Besides Port St. Joe, BEST
schools include Armstrong High
in Richmond, Virginia; Beloit
Memorial High. in Beloit,
Wisconsin, ,Fifth Street Junior
High and West Point High in West
Point, Mississippi; Garden City
High in Garden. City, Kansas;
Humboldt High in .Humboldt,
Tennessee; Kingstree Senior High
in Kingstree, South Carolina;
Lowvi lile Academy Junior-Senior
High in Lowville, New York;
Oberlin High in Oberlin, Ohio;,
Petersburg High in Petersburg,
Virginia; Selma High School in
Selma, Alabama; Winder-Borrow
High in, Winder, Georgia; and
Woodsville High in Woodsville,
Since joining BEST and giving
.an FCAT preparation class, Port
St. Joe high's test scores went
from 34th to 7th out of 51 school
districts. Remediation programs
have been set up to help students
who are struggling. In October,
guidance planning sessions were
held for seniors and their parents,
and over 100 parents responded
to an invitation to an open house.
to pick up their children's report
cards, visit classrooms, and get
Other BEST schools also have'
tnumphs to report. At Selma High'
School, there has been a five per-.
cent increase in the number, of
students passing the new
Alabama high school graduation.
exam, and Kingstree Senior High
.has had a 14 point rise in South
Carolina standardized test scores..
SAlcorn Wins Trip to
-"The Fla. Orange Bowl
From left are Christine White, Laurel Riley, Tim Wilder,
Martha N. Weimorts, and Diane McKeithen. Not pictured (behind
the camera) is Carol Cathey. ,
The holiday season is, for
many, the happiest time of year.
For some," hpliday activities can
.become "holiday stress" that can
take the joy out of the season. If
you find yourself unable to ,
remember where you 'parked your
car, or you get to the grocery store
and 'ave no clue why you went
there, you may be experiencing
"holiday stress." This should be a
signal to you that you need to sit
down and make a plan to unravel
Make a list of the things caus-
ing your stress. Sort the list into
things you can change, things you
can change with some effort, and
things over which you have no
Work first on the list you can
change. Make a plan to alter the
ones that need effort. Planning
will lighten the load to help you
cope with the stressors over which
you have no control.
finances, and family relationships
are the big-ticket items that con-
tribute to holiday stress. If over
scheduling holiday events is high
on your list, write out your sched-
ule, prioritize it, and cancel some
events. Just say no!
If fatigue is one of your prob-
lems, then go to bed one hour ear-
lier for the month of December. It
is your health and you need to
Finances and debt are prob-
lems that take planning and effort
to change. Debt is nothing more
than the symptom that comes
from spending more than we earn.
Take some time to make out a
budget to live by. If you need help,
As the number three Florida
State Seminoles and number one
Oklahoma Sooners prepare for`'
their match-up in the 2001 col-
lege football national champi-
onship game in Miami on January
3, Gerald Alcorn of Port St. Joe. is
also gearing up for his trip to
Miami. As the grand, prize winner
of Sears' Electronic Super Sale,
Alcorn won a trip for four to the
find a friend ,that seems to have
his/her finances in order and ask
for some help. Budgeting help can
often be found at your church or
If family relationships are
stressful, you need to plan shorter
visits and do your best to make
the holiday cheerful.
Q)o lf / oyet you /etter & to
I cAltl e y
L ea,/t'cte tir
Orange Bowl, and a Hitachi
Ultravision 61" widescreen high
definition projection TV.
"I am a huge college football
fan, so I was very excited when
Sears told mne that I won," said
Alcorn.: "I've never been to such
an important game. like the
national championship, so this is
truly the experience' of a lifetime
for me and my family." .
Alcorn entered the contest by
using his Sears card when pur-"
chasing a digital camera, at ari
area Sears store. During October
1. to 7, customers who made a
purchase with the Sears card,
received a chance to win a trip to
Alcorn is taking his wife and
two friends to the game to be part
; of the ,college football excitement
in person as Florida State takes
on Oklahoma in the battle for the
Sears Trophy. The Sears Trophy
is the ultimate national champi-
onship award for Division I college
football. Alcorn's grand prize
package' includes four tickets to
the game, round-trip air trans-
portation for four to Miami, hotel
accommodations for three nights,
and a Hitachi projection TV.
natural Gas a Safety
Natural gas supplies vitally needed.
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Q. What Should You Know About Gas
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2. A substance is added by your gas com-
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3. Become familiar with the smell. Should*
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company and have them investigate.
What Additional Ways Can You
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2. A larger leak of gas from underground
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air leaking from a small hole in a tire or..
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such as a leak from an underground service
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can remove the odor from the gas.
Q. Why Isn't A Gas Odor Smelled
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2. Clean the burners and have them
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or other confined space-do not operate
electrical switches, light matches or use
,an open flame; however, do open win-
dows and doors -to ventilate the area
(caution:. don't turn on exhaust fans)
leave the building and'call the gas com-
3. If a strong odor is detected .in a building
and/or a hissing sound is heard-do not,
operate' electrical switches, lights or
other devices; do evacuate the building
leaving exit doors open on yourway out,
warn persons to stay clear of the building
and call the fire department and gas com-
pany immediately from another location.
4. If the odor of gas is detected outside (in
the yard, at the sidewalk, etc.)-immedi-
.ately call the gas company.
SAFETY IS YOUR BUSINESS.
EDUCATE .YOUR FAMILY AND
FRIENDS ABOUT THE PRECAUTIONS
TO TAKE WHEN THEY BELIEVE THEY
SMELL THE ODOR OF GAS.
CAUTION: The term "Gas" is used by the
news media and others, to include a variety of
products such as liquidified petroleum gases
(propane, butane), gasoline and natural gas.
Each product has its own characteristics which
differ from one another, thus. the information
given in this advertisement is applicable only to
NEVER POSTPONE CALLING THE GAS
COMPANY WHEN YOU BELIEVE THAT
YOU SMELL GAS.
Emergency Telephone Numbers Are:
229-8216 For Office Hours 8:30 to 5 P.M.
227-1115 Gulf County Sheriff's Dept.
229-8265 Police Department
ST. JOE NATURAL GAS COMPANY
30Lng u Pr S
r I I
Port St. Joe', FL
301 Long Avenue
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2000 PAGE 5B
'Preventing & Thawing Frozen Pipes
by: Chris Floyd,
Disaster Service Director,
Capital Area Chapter of the
American Red Cross
Why pipe freezing is a problem
Water has a unique' property
in that it expands as it freezes.
This expansion puts tremendous
pressure, on whatever is contain-,
ing' it, including metal or plastic
pipes. No matter the "strength" of
the container,.; expanding water
can cause pipes to break. Pipes
that freeze most frequently are
those that are exposed to severe
cold, like outdoor hose bibs,
swimming pool supply lines,
water supply pipes in unheated
interior areas like basements and
crawl spaces, attics, garages, or
kitchen cabinetss, Also, pipes that
run against exterior walls that
have little or no insulation are'
also subject to freezing.
Pipe freezing is a particular
problem in warmer climates
where pipes often run through
un-insulated or under-insulated
attics or crawl spaces.
Preventing Frozen pipes
Before the onset of cold
weather, prevent freezing of these
water supply lines and pipes by
following these recommendations:
* Drain wat6r from swimming
pool and water sprinkler sup-
ply lines following .manufac-
turer's or installer's directions.,
Do riot put antifreeze in these
lines unless directed.
Antifreeze is environmentally
harmful and is dangerous 'to
humans, pets, wildlife, and
* Remove, drain. and 'carefully
store -,hoses 'used outdoors.
Close inside valves supplyiqng
outdoor hose bibs. Open the:
;:outside hose taps to allow
water to drain. Keep the out-
: side valve open so that any
water remaining in the pipe
can expand without causing
for our home at
9102 Auger Avenue,, Beacon Hill
On Time, Within Budget, To Our
Mr. & Mrs. A.R. Miree, Jr.
LICESED&IlNSUlED R RR,-067301
=- HOMES _=
"Servinq the Panhandle of Florida"
Ne Hw .firom PSq. ft.4& Up.
NEW ONRUCTION AND ADDITIONS
ON TIME WITHIN BUDGET
TO YOUR SATISFACTION
Owners Fred & Bess Millirons 639-5006
the pipe to break.
* Check around the' home for
other areas where water supply
lines are located and are in
unheated areas. Look in the
basement, crawl space, attic,
garage and under kitchen and
bathroom cabinets. Both hot
and cold water pipes in these
areas should be insulated. A
hot water supply line can freeze
just as a cold water supply line
can freeze if the water is not
running through the pipe and,
the water temperature in the
pipe is cold.
*Consider, installing specific
products made to insulate'
water pipes like a 'pipe sleeve'
or installing UL-listed "'heat
,tape." 'heat cable" or similar
materials on exposed water
pipes. Many products are avail-
able at your local building sup-
plies retailer. Pipes should be
carefully wrapped, with ends
butted tightly and joints
wrapped with tape. Follow
tions for Installing and using
these products. Newspaper can
provide some degree of Insula-
tion and protection to exposed
pipes even 1/4 inch of newspa-
per can provide significant pro-
tection in areas that usually do
not have frequent or prolonged
temperatures below freezing.
During Cold Weather-Take
* Keep garage doors closed if
there are water supply lines in
* Open kitchen and bathroom
cabinet doors to allow warmer
'. air to circulate around .the
plumbing. Be sure to move any
harmful cleaners and house-
hold chemicals up out of the
reach of children.
* When the weather is very cold
outside, let the cold water drip.
from a faucet served by
exposed pipes. Running water
through the pipe-even a
trickle-helps prevent pipes
from freezing because the tem-
perature of the water running
through it is above freezing.
* Keep the thermostat set to the
Lucy and Ethel
Live Christmas Gift
If these two gals are anything
like the two on classic T.V., they're
sure to warm your hearts for the
holidays. Lucy and Ethel, along
with others at the humane society
would love to be a Christmas gift
for someone you love.
At present the "humane soci-
.'ety also .has three grown black
labs; one free solid red female
shepherd/lab mix; a free small
terrier; two 10 week old puppies,
lab/bulldog mix; one small male
long-haired, white-gold, less than
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403 S. Hwr. 71 Weahitchka, FL
St. Joseph Bay Office C
1520 C.R. C-30, 344C
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 P. Prt
St George Island
Cape San Bias Barrier Dunes
:ape San. Bids Rd. 110 Barrier Dunes Dr.;
St; Joe, FL 32456. Port St. Joe, FL 32456
WEWAHITCHKA, 160 Annie Ave., 3BR/2.5BA
Country home on approx 2.34 landscaped acres
features a fireplace and recently replaced: roof,'
skylight, carpet, tile, windows, doors and more.
Cape San Bias Beachfront Acreage 5 acres, Pine Bluff, Lots 5 & 6,
approx. 225' frontage x' 980'. $1,155,400. MLS#6600.
C-30 Beachfront Acreage- Approx. 3 Acres, 245' frontage x 603'.
Indian Pass, Beadhfront I.66 Acres, Section 21, $345,500. MLS#6728.
Cape San Bias Lot 18, BIk 3, The Boardwalk. $45,000. MLS#6835
,.9,.8Tr.,e Fr.ael.tal Real Eslale AfHiliates Inc The Prudential ana 4 are ri-gislerad ;er-,cw marKs
Ql Tr.e Pruaenr,al Insurance Company of America I Equal Housing Opporlunly
Each Company Independently Owned and Operated
PRUDEN^TIAL ESOT rREAL~fSTY.- 88-227-2
BAY FRONT: Beautiful site to build your
dream home on Bay Front lot, '125' by
787'. This wooded lot can be subdivided,
one to build on and one for investment.
Zoned Residential Light Commercial.
Contact Paulette Cleare. MLS# 6538
a year old; one male lab mix about
four months old; three small red
dogs; one large red and white
female lab/hound mix; three
grown cats: and five small kitties,
six weeks old.
For more information, you-
may contact the St.' Joseph Bay
bwIumxne- Society rat .227-1,103 or
..'.visit thae web site at wwIw.cape
"Celebration of A
All community members are
invited to attend the "Celebration
of a New Beginning" for the Gulf
County Health. Department. A
dedication of the foundation for
the new facility will .be held on
Friday, December 15th, at 10:00,
a.m., ET. The ceremony will be
held at the site of the new facility
located at 2475 Garrison Avenue
next to Pine Ridge Apartments in
Port St. Joe.
GULF VIEW: Don't pass up the chance
to own this Beautiful lot located in Beacon
Hill. Less than a block from beach.
Beautiful vegetation, city water, and elec-
tric. Priced to sell. Contact Cathy Kitchens
MLS# 5817 $ 160,000
Realtor Associates (Cape San Bias): Il M0'
Margaret Fletcher, Jeff Fletcher;' Paulette Cleare, Mike Harris
Realtor Associates (St. Joe Beach) Cathy Kitchens, Margaret Presswood,
Tommy Luster, Teri Palmer
Aaahcl8062-94- S.GereIsad -0 -5549
same temperature' both during
the day and at night. By tem-
porarily suspending the use of
lower nighttime temperatures,
you may incur a higher heating
bill, but you can prevent a
much more costly repair job if
pipes freeze and burst.
*' If you will be going away during
cold weather leave the heat on
in your home.. Set to a temper-
ature no lower than 55 degrees.
To Thaw Frozen Pipes
If you turn on a faucet and
only a trickle comes out, make
sure your main water valve is
turned on. If so, suspect a frozen
pipe., Locate the suspected frozen
area of the water pipe. Likely
places include pipes running
against exterior 'walls or where
your water service enters your
home through the foundation.
* Keep the faucet open. As you
treat the frozen pipe and the
frozen area begins to melt,
water'will begin to flow through
the frozen area. Running water.
through the pipe will help melt
more ice in the pipe.
* Apply, heat to the section of
pipe using an electric heating
pad wrapped around the pipe,
electric hair dryer, a portable
space heater, (kept away from
flammable materials) br wrap-
ping pipes with towels soaked
in 'hot water. Do not use a
blowtorch, kerosene, or
propane heater, charcoal stove
or other open flame device.
Make sure a heating pad does
not come into contact with
water. A blowtorch can make
water in a frozen pipe boil and'
cause the pipe to explode. All
open flames in homes present a
serious fire danger, as well as a
severe risk of exposure to lethal
* Apply heat .until full water
pressure is restored. If you are'
unable to locate the frozen
area, if the frozen area is not,
accessible or if you can not
thaw the pipe, call a licensed
* Check all other faucets in your
home to find out if you have
additional frozen pipes. If one
pipe freezes, others may freeze
* Consider relocating exposed.
pipes to provide increased pro-
tection from freezing. Pipes can
be relocated by a professional if
the home is remodeled.
* Add insulation to attics. base-
ments. and crawl spaces.
Insulation will maintain higher
temperatures in these areas.
For additional information on
disaster planning and prepared-
ness or to become a Disaster
Resistant Neighborhood please
contact the Capital Area Chapter
of the American Red Cross in
Apalachicola at 653-3952 or visit
the website at www.tallytown.com
Dogwood Terrace Townhomes
808 Woodward Avenue Port St. Joe
Attractive Financing Packages Available
.. r.. (' .
Unit B Unit C Unit D Unit E Unit G Unit I UnitJ
2BR/1BA 2BR/1BA 2BR/1BA 2BR/1BA 1BR/1BA 1BR/1-BA 2BR/1.5BA
$43 800 $43,800 $43,;800 $43,800 $39,2 40 $39,240 $54 3i00
(Call) O ui F
Anitra Norton '
Gulf Coast Realty, Inc.
I Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty, Inc.
1402 Rwy. 98 Mexico Beach, Florida
850-648-5767 or 1-800-239-4959
BARBARA& G."HARMON, Broker
Charlotte Sanford, 850-647-3609 Barbara Mannon, 850-647-5004
Joan Lovelace, 850-874-4906 (Pager) Regina Capps, 850-648-4489
40 Hwy. 98. Charming traditional Southern Beacn C.ottage locatec on
high bluff at Mexico Beach across from the DEDICATED BEACH area with
Panoramic Unobstructed Gulf View! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has lots
of' character and is completely furnished and ready for occupancy. Large
Front Florida room has Fantastic Gulf View! This is a MUST SEE!!
$375,000.00. Reduced to $325,000.00.
105 N. 13th Street. Quaint cozy affordable beach retreat This 2 Br 1
Ba single family stilt home has a nice Gulf view from front covered porch
w/swing. Vinyl siding exterior and metal roof. Vaulted wood ceilings
w/wood beams give a very airy effect. 'Don't let this one slip BIUYI
45 First Street 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath Cedar home on 99x280' lot; close to
the Beach I This home has to be seen inside to be appreciated. Custom built
by the owner, it has inlaid wood tiles, 3/8" knotty pine walls, solid knotty
pine custom kitchen cabinets. Marble tubs and counter
tops in bathrooms and a beautiful mirrored tub enclo- 1
sure in master bath. It also has a 36x24 garage work- L S
shop with carport. Priced to Sell at $149,900.00. R A L So
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-UCTON FR RNT FR RNT'GR[GcSA EIcGW1A2.j[c: Olm.]1NIN[c1 *:1WANTED1~hI.
AUCTION every Fri. 7 p.m. ET In
ANTIQUE MALL at Old Port Theatre.
WADE CLARK AUCTIONS
314 Reid Avenue. PSJ, 229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
10% Buyer's Prem.
Real Estate, Estates & Liquidations
Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co.
1972 Ford Truck 390 engine $300, call
1988 Buick Regal, 6 cylinder, automat-
ic, runs good, $i,000 call 227-9519.
'1984 Ford Ranger pickup,6 cylinder
standard 5 speed, with cap, new paint
job, only two owners, $1,800 firm, call,
1973 Harley Davidson Sportster.
Excellent condition, black, new tires, -
1000 c.c, 175 num. 1992 Suzuki VX800.
excellent condition, 9.000 miles. Call
Jim 227-8695 day or night. 2tpl2/14
For Sale, 1990 Isuzu c/o Long Bed, call
For Sale, 1986 Ford F150 Stepside, Very
Good Condition. Engine completely
rebuilt 1997, wooden -bed,'exchanged
for steel plate, reasonable, under
$2,000 call 229-2400. 2tp12/7
1992 Jeep Cherokee Laredo, 4.0, 6 cyl.,
4 door, 2 wheel drive; auto., power win-
dows. locks. AC. S4.600 or OBO, call
639-9000. 4tcl 1/30
1989 Toyota pickup 4x4 extra cab, only
3,000 miles on new engine, heat/air,
Kenwood Stereo/cassette, push bar;
brush guard, aluminum tool box, bed-
liner, call 647-3882. tfcl2/L
1985 Ford Van, as is. best offer for more
information, call 229-2619 after 5:pm.
Boats For Sale, 12'.6" double end P Roll,
13'.6" square end duck boats, call'647-
Mobile Home for rent In Wewa. 2 bed-
room on large private lot, nice great
location, $260 a month, $100 security
deposit, call 784-2087. Itcl2/14
2 bed apartment newly remodeled, pre-
fer adults, $550 a month plus security,
606 Woodward Ave. Call 647-2570.
3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home in
Mexico Beach, newly decorated. 1st &
last month rent required, call 648-
For Rent, efficiency apartment, all utili-
ties included, by the beach. 1st & last
month rent required $375 a month, call
2 bedroom, unfurnished apartment,
ocean view, cable furnished, 1004 Hwy
98. Mexico Beach. I year lease required,
$500 a month, $500,deposit. Call before
6:00 p.m. CST 648-1922 or 648-5139.
2 bdrm, I bath apartment for rent
downstairs in Port St. Joe, $475 a
month, call 997-1765. 2tpl2/14
Mobile home for rent. 2 BR. I BA, $250
month plus $250 security. Willing to
trade rent, need dry wall man to help
finish. Call 639-5721. 2tc12/7
I BR, I BA, furnished, 525 C 8th Street,
Port St. Joe, FL.. i BR, 1 BA, unfur-
nished, Beach Street, St. Joe Beach. 1
BR. 1 BA, furnished, 32nd Mexico
Beach. Call Arline Realty, Inc. at 850-
For Rent Long Term, 3 BR on Golf
Course (House), small 'office included
utilities. Aircraft/Storage Hanger, Land
& Castle Realty, 229-9228. 2tpl2/7
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath house for rent $400
a month. unfurnished on St. Joe Beach.
call Becky at 229-6961. 3tcl2/7
New Executive home In Mexico Beach. 3
BR, 2 BA, fully furnished, no pets. no
smokers. $1.000 monthly, deposit, call
912-246-5707. tfc 11/30
1 BR, I BA house, garage, all appll-
ances including washer & dryer. very
nice inside & out, 204 13th Street Port
St. Joe, call 648-8007. tfc 1ll/30
For Rent Casa del Mar 2 bedroom,
1 1/2 bath, stove ref., washer & dryer
furnished 229-6061 or 229-6961.
Long Term Rentals
Seeking property owners for long term
rentals. Call Larry @ Arline Realty, 647-
Vacation Rental 2 br/1.5 ba. Furnished
townhouse near St. Joseph Golf Course
$250 wk. or 600 mo. plus utilities. Dep.
required. Available Sept.-Nov. Call
2 & 3 BR, long-term rental units. Call
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. tfcl2/1l
For Lease: Warehouse/Garage on
Williams Ave, 2550 sq. ft., 2 service
bays,. 2nd story loft, 227-1429. tfci2/1
Apart./Homes for Rent: 1 3 BR
apart/duplexes/homes for rent in Mex.'
Bch. Fupm.& unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for more info.
For Rent, efficient type apartment, all
utilities furnished in Port St. Joe, call;
639-3600. tfc 11 /30
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manoi-
Circle, PSJ. Affordable housing for the
elderly & handicapped. CH/A, laundry
facilities, energy efficient const.. stove &
refrig., furn.. fully carpeted. I BR apts.:
on site Equal Opp. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more Info. NOW TAK-,
ING APPLICATIONS tfcl2/1
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig..
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport & laun-
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
Srefrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2,
ba., inside laundry rim., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove; fully carpeted. No
, pets. ,
*Small 2 bdrm. home. auto heat & air,
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
Call 229-677 after 7 p.m. tfcl2/1
Huge garage sale, Sat. December 16,'
2000, 8:00 until 5:00. Toys, clothes,
furniture, dishes, at Raffield Seafood
Market, 2950 Hwy 98 Highland View,
across from Butler Bay Road. ltcl2/14
Remodeling Sale, showers, tubs, sinks
doors & frames, and roof trusses etc.,'
call 850-648-3071. 2tp12/14,
KAYAKS! Unsinkable, self-bailing., sta- Furnished short term & long term'
ble, safe and FUN! 314 Reid Avenue (at rentals available. Gulf Coast Vacation
the Port Theatrel. Several to choose Rentals 850-648-5449. 4tc11/23
from Open Tues.-Sat. 229-9282 lfcl2/1l .-.' n I., ... ..i
Looking for a reliable, trust worthy, lov-
ing child care provider who is interested
in taking care of a 5 month old infant.
weekdays, schedule Is lemible, with
salary, references required. Call 647-
9852 for further information. tfcl2/14
Large one bedroom apartment at 1508
Long Ave. Available January 10th.
Deposit required, no pets, call 229-
Gulf Aire, Very Large. I bedroom. I
bath, washer. dryer. all furniture and
linens ect. Year round pool, tennis cis, -
private beach 84-50. call 647-8760.
For Rent '"W
1 bedroom, 1 bath Garden
Apartment ini Nice Area of
Port St. Joe. Nice & Clean,
$300 a month, call 229-7887
Sun & Sand Mobile Home Park
1112 N. 15TH ST. Mexico Beach
ASK ABOUT 1ST MONTH FREE
MOVE IN RENT
601 15th St. Mexico Beach. Fl.
Highly restricted mobile home lots for rent.
Under ground utilities, paved road, street
lights. ,Pick out. your lot nowl For more
information call 850-648-4006.
Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,
Ofc. 302-A Reid Ave., Port St. Joe, FL
227-6343 Cel Phone,
785-9777 After Hours
St. Joe Beach
or Rent. 3 bedroom., 2 bath udLIur-
nished double wide, I block from beach
on Bay Street, St. Joe Beach $450
month, S400 deposit, call 850-648-
For Rent. Mexico Beach, one block from
dedicated beach. 2 BR/1 BA duplex
$450 a month. $250 deposit, call 706-
House for Rent in Port St. Joe, 2 Bdrm.
1 1/2 Bath, living room, laundry room,
cent. a/h, just painted, nice quiet
neighborhood. 12xl2 storage shed.
$455 a month, $350 deposit. call 227-
For Rent, 'available in January,
Waterfront- Intracoastal Canal water
way $750 a month, $500 deposit, no
inside pets, long term lease call 334-
I Bedroom cottage on the river, avail-
able immediately call 639-3474. ticl2/I
Beautiful Home, good view of the Gulf
from Screened Balcony. 3 br/2 ba. fur-
nished. Ready to move in 6 mo mrn.
$1.200 mo. Call 648-8668. lfcl2/1
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
Central heat and air
*Wall to wall carpeting
*' Laundry facilities
S, *On-site Management
S: Voice/TTY Access
MOSS CREEK APTS.,126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Comer of DeSoto &'Americus
S -St. Joe Beach
REMODELING, RENOVATION; REPAIRS
Trim and finish' All types of carpentry'
work, Over 25 years experience.
Insured, (850) 227.7388
Jeff Wood 227-1559
C.I J'S Lawni
FULL LAWN SERVICE
I will work for you.
INDUSTRIAL GASES and
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
LICENSED & INSURED
Port St. Joe Call
Yard Sale, Fri., 15th & Sat. 16th. 8 AM-
4 PM, CST. Household, yard, boat &
fishing items, decorations, christmas &
nautical. 3 miles North of 98 on 386,
turn right at boat yard sign (Big Beind
Dr.) at end of road. ltpl2/14
Mult family yard sale, 521 4th Street,
12/16/00, 8 till, rain or shine, couches,
dryer, misc. household items. ltcl2/14
Angel Works Flea Market open
Thursday and Fridays, 10:00 a.m. EST
to 5:00 p.m. Lots to choose from, come
and browse, 215 Charles Ave., White
Wanted a reliable person to stay
(sleep over) with 2 children, ages 9
and 10, while mother works from 10:30
pm to 7:30 am in Wewa. Call' 639-9428
or 648-8874 for details. :2tcl2/7"
Looking for Part Time Workl Do you
have good public relation skills? Are you,
computer literate? Please apply today at,
Anchor VacatUon Properties. 4693 Cape
San Bias Road 850-229-2777 Lfcl2/1
Need a book keeper? I have computer.
will work from my home. Call 648-8745.
Outreach Counselor, delivers Intensive
in-home counseling. using team
approach and case management to fam-
ilies of newborns. Experience In family
counseling preferred. On-call. use of
private vehicle and good driving record
required. Bachelor's degree in social
work, Psychology or related field. Job
code 22-7. Send applications to,
Director of Admin Services, AT'TN:
Children's. Services/HF, Life
Management Center of NWFL, 525 East
15th Street, Panama City, Florida
Management Help Wanted, Burger
King is now accepting Management
applications for the Port St. Joe loca-
tion., Please mail your resume to:
Goldco, Inc., 2330 Montgomery Hwy,
Dothan, AL 36303. Or fax to:(850) 271-
1110.- EOE/M/F/V/D. Drug-free
Workplace. Goldco, Inc. is an Indepen-
dent franchise of Burger King
Need a book keeper? I have computer,
will work from my home. Call 648-8745.
Saturday, December 16th
Reeves Furniture &
234 Reid Avenue
Hours: 9 AM to 9 PM
unfinished furniture 10% of Total
Sales this Day Only
r J '~ ,* 2tc12/7
At Reeve's Furniture &
From 1tAM. 7PM
Accepting Donations from pic.
tures to be given to "Christmas
for Kids" Program
ATTNI LOSE WEIGHT THIS MONTH.
WITHOUT SACRIFICING YOUR
FAVORITE HOLIDAY FOODS! 100%
Guaranteed! Doctor Recommended!
Call 1-800-690-0694. :- 4tp l /30
The WIG is accepting applications for
the following Job: Administrative
Assistant, Description: this position
reports to the W'ashmgtrn Improvement
Group executive Director. The incum-.
bent will have exposure to materials
requiring the highest level of adminis-
trative Skills, initiative, flexibility, dedi-
cation, and confidentially. Individual
selected must acquire a solid grasp of
the mission of the Washington
Improvement Group arid the North Port
St. Joe community and agree to become'
actively involved in furthenng the mis-
sion. Provides administrative support to
the organization and personnel; drafts-
letters, memos, agendas, faxes, answer
phones as needed, schedule Teen
Center usage, keep calendar and
respond to availability inquiries. coordi-
'nates arrangements for special meet-
ings and workshops, arrange catering
as needed, prepares photocopies and
distributes memos, correspondence and
routine mailings, completes reports.
keeps organization filing current,
processes invoices and pays bills, book-
keeping using Quick Books software.
Proficient in Microsoft Word and desk-
top publishing, excellent organizational
skills and ability to manage multiple
concurrent projects will be imperative.
The right candidate will be motivated.
and punctual, hard workings..
Energetic, and confident. Excellent
communication skills and a profession-
al demeanor are imperative.
Requirements: Two-five, 2-5- years,
experience in an administrative position
preferred; four-year college degree. This
job requires solid capability in office,
administration and support. -Saay:
Full-time grant funded position,'
- Continued employment is not guaran-
teed beyond the grant period. Salary- is
commensurate to applicant's expenence
and credentials. WIG is an equal
opportunity employer. Salary range,
$ 18.500-S28.000. For further informa-;
tion you can come by the WIG office at
104 Peters Street. Port St. Joe. FL.
Hair Stylist and Nail Tech needed for
new salon operung soon. call 229-9333.
Bookkeeper for Long Term
Care Nursing Home. experi-
ence in Medicaid and
Medicare billing required.
Apply at Bay St. George,
Eastpoint, FL. (850)670-8571
.J 4,jl a' ..-'
IT ADE S a dS ER I E
COINS BY THE BAYI I buy and sell old
coins and paper money. Billy Stephens,
fair prices. Home 229-1252, tfc 12/1
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Rasaiurani Motel
*Flea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment/
*Real Ei.ate (WDO) Reros Connirucicon Sles
pecial ,g in Voi.cat,or, Rer.lot Properf.es
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire Areao"
Free Estimates & Inspections
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products
PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
/ .MINI-STORAGE \
5X10 O1010 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!
BOB'S PAINT 0
30 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB PEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 22ti7-729
by David Oakley, L.M.T.
at Cooper's Cut & Style
Lic #: MA0029475; Lic# MM10098
Independent Beaout Coruitanr
58 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach. FL
SALES & REPAIR
Repair all major brands.
Work # 647-5113 "
Mobile # 227-5112
CLEAN SWEEP '
Reasonable Rates, Fast Service
Total Cleaning Service
Dona Raker 227-9363
Pipn t ing,
NCatherine L. Collier
211 Allen Memorial Way
A Port St. Jo
VO() (sso) 229-6460
Seasonal Apparel with
machine 'embroidery &
Drywall & Ceramic Tile
21 Years Experience Insured
DAN COPE 850-648-5481
Garden Care 1
Flower & Landscape
Kay Kelley, Owner
PROTECT YOURSELF HIRE A LICENSED
639-2942 OR 227-5986 CALL ANYTIME
*SCREEN ROOMS 4
* WINDOWS *
*SOFFIT AND FACIA#
+ *PATIO COVERS *
*FLORIDA ROOMS *
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2000 PAGE 7B
LPWAT HWANE --WATEH ULPW T MSLLE MI--LLE
II^^UI^^HBH^HII^^HI^H~~~~~Aniqu Pump^BB~^HBBB urgan,^HH^^^HIH wor^^^^^^^^^s^ grea I. High wheel push mower l^^ib gas wal
Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co. is
seeking Sales Asociates for our Cape
San Blas & St. Joe Beach offices. Must
be ,hard working and dependable.
Please fax resume to 229-6556 or call
Kay at 229-2777 for information.
Geri-Care Assisted Living has openings
for the following positions:Resident
care assistant, part time,. Cook, part
time, flexible hours, rewarding job, call
Pam or Kelli at 647-2626. ltcl2/14
Ulrich construction, Inc. is looking
fqr a mature & dependable person to
Join our staff as receptionist and
office assistant. Individual must pos-.
sess computer skills, i.e. Word and
Excel. A strong background in account-
irg .and/or construction production
support a plus. If interested in an inter-
view, please call 850-927-2800 or send
resume to P.O. Box 792, Eastpoint, FL
32328. Please reply only If a high school
graduate with a proven work history.
SoIau Saw % ^ 'Z74(4'rf~t
Seeking experienced, licensed, real
estate associates, loan originators, or
mortgage brokers and life ins, salesmen
with advanced annualization, leads fur-
nished. Call Larry Arline, Arline Realty,
Inc. 850-647-2628. tfcl2/1
Seeking Equipment Operators &
Truck Drivers. Applicants must have,
valid FL drivers license. Apply at C.W.
Roberts Contracting, Inc., PO Box 188,
Hosford, FL 32334. 850-379-8116. ,reiai
Arizona Chemical manufacturing
facility in Port St. Joe, FL currently
has one accounting clerk position!
open. Provides clerical support to
accounting department and "provides
backup to inventory and payroll clerks.
Minimum qualifications are high school,
diploma or equivalent, basic computer
skills, Lotus Smartsuite/Microsoft
Office. Qualified applicants must apply
at the Workforce Center, 114 E. 9th
Street, Panama City, FL. Apply by
12/20/00. Applications will not be
accepted at the manufacturing facility.
Arizona Chemical is an Equal
Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. "iic;/
Even Start Parent Educator/ESE
Liaison. The Gulf County School Board
is receiving applications for even start
Parent Educator/ESE Liaison. Persons
having applications on file in the School
Board Office and wishing to be consid-
ered for this position must request to
have their application submitted.
Application form and job description are
available at the school office or see
application at www.gulf.kl2.fl.us.
Completed applications should be sent
to Ms. Deborah Crosby, coordinator,
Gulf County School board, 150 Middle
School Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
ApplicaUon deadline Is December 22.
2000. 12:00 NOON. E.T. The Gulf
County School Board is an equal
opportunity employer. 2tc 12/14
Help Wanted for family-oriented busy
restaurant. Breakfast cook, fryer cook,
& grill cook. Top Wages w/health, den-
tal & vacation benefits to qualified hard-
working persons w/good attitude. Year
round employment. Send resume to
ESCD P 0 Box 13913, Mexico Beach, FL
Teacher Aide (Physical Education) 2
Positions. The Gulf County School
Board is receiving applications for
Teacher Aide. Persons having applica-
tions on .file in the School board Office'
and wishing to be considered for this
position must request to have their
application submitted. Applications
form and job description are available
at the school office or see application at
www.gulf.kl2.fl.us Completed applica-
tions should be sent to Ms. Catherine
Barfield, Principal, 2201, Long Ave, Port
St. Joe, FL 32456, Application deadline
Is December 15, 2000 NOON, E.T. The
Gulf County School Board is an equal
opportunity employer. 2tc12/7
Violin/Fiddle Lessons: all ages wel-
come, call 648-9496. tfcl2/1
I Don't forget to place your Christmas
ads in the Star for next week!!!
Antique Pump organ, works great.
looks great. Has side lamp/holder.
w/organ stool. Must see $500, call 850
Come In And Register
for. A Free Toy Box,
Rocking Chair and' Foot
Stool to be given away
Saturday, Dec. 16th, at
7:00 p.m. Do not need
to be present to win.
224 Reid Ave
High wheel push mower $35, gas wall
heaters non vent, perfect $50, kitchen
compactor $35, asst. alum windows $5
to $10, sliding patio door 6 ft. $50,
miter saw by Stanley $30, business
time clock $35, call 227-3860. Itpl2/14
Furniture U Refinishing Shoppe
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 229-6374
Is available for birthday parties.
Magic, face painting, balloons &
games, or have your party at Slice
N Ice in Mexico Beach. Party room
includes, clown show, pizza, drink &
ice cream. No fuss, no mess.
Call 850-648-4772 Slice N Ice.
B & S PRO PAINTING
Over 25 years experience.
A good job for a good price.
HONEY Do LisT MAINTENANCE
No Job Too "Big or Small"
"Over 20 Years Experience
'Painting, general maintenance",
woodworking, trim/finish work.,
Free Estimates RF0066770
pa thru until Jan
Room Additions, etc.
Quajlty. work/ affordable prices
S"The House Doctors" Lic.
Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
B Connecd your S..
. .. ..g.- business lo -
. v.'c Mci,,..,, ihe W orld
'. S.,o .ri-.o,.,. Wide Web
-ss5 .7.:-2- ., http://www.webshot.ws
Tax Returns A Specialty
200 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
-Where Quality Is Higher'Than Price"
180 AVENUE C
Pick-up and Delivery'
Home Maintenance no job too small.
All Phaoses of home maintenance
6331 Gcorgia Avenue Call t850) 647 3171 S
Port St Joe FL 32456 Cell (850) 899-1061 i
Phone: (850) 227-7777 --"'
218 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Boarding, Bahing, Grooming. Cats and Dogs
Separate Cat Room e Pick-Up & Delivery
Daily-Exercise Premium Pet Food
Heating and Air Conditioning, (
Injured Animal Confinement /
Experienced Kennel Supervisors' '
Long Term Bu rding ,
Multiple ied Kennels .
COX POOL CLEANING SERVICE
Residential & Commercial, Service for
Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly, Maintenance &
Pool Walk Way Repair, To Clear Pools.
7. Call Mike or Mary
HARMON'S HEAVY EQUIPMENT COMPANY
SPECIALIZING IN CLEAN TOP SOIL -
BULLDOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS
TRACTORS -DUMP TRUCKS
850-648-8924 Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Mize Plumblng, lass & Supply, In
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-C057220, RG005 1008. ERO011618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885
Highway 98* Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
Do-It-Yourself Professiofial Carpet Cleaning with
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and Auto and
Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
TRY IT TODAY!
Willard's Appliance Repair
Emergency Service Available
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
.E rises 202 Reid Avenue
-Port St. oe, Fl. 32456
S', Fax 229.6041
Authorized Sales Center,
Circle S Refinishing
Repair a Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
This area's most experienced refinishers.
827-6828 ask for Dusty
* Residential eCustom Wood
* Commercial *Industrial
A R Fence
Fenacy and Conrete Weirk
Albert Flelschmann FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (85o) 647-4047
4 wttentio/t to eta,*/
Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
Fine carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks fenced
Insured License #RR0067190
Serving Port St. Joe and Surroudding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
rrl\/iI-r- o ik itrIITA I ITl"ki
It's Hsi.,d iv Siop .4 Trane
in Vmnr. Park ..eA. I..kn
GERALD BYRD, Owner/Operator
- MBIE' 4
I-C & IINOSTALLATION .. .
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
* SERVICE FOR ALL BRANDS
* SERVICE AGREEMENTS
* MOBILE MODULARR HOMES
FL tic. # RA0067-062
SecondMate Handyman Service
If your Mate is Too Busy for that
Locally Licensed & Insured
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
Dealer for Frigidaire i U FRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems A ihlae New Bra n m Caaort.
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty
229-6058 or 227-5373
NORTHWEST FLORIDA VINYL, INC.
806 Garrison Avenue (850) 227-364'
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Mobile (850) 227-6105
Vinyl & Aluminum Siding *` Screened Porches
22 Years Experience Insured
Warrantied Locally Owned & Operated
GuIf Coast Screen Printing
32 Years Experience
107 N 30th Street Unit-C
P.O. Box 13530
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
r GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
I 648-5474 FL LICENSE ER00O0992, RAl 5421)
THE CABINET SHOPPER
I M CusnuKtce ai Bt
530 Palmetto Dr., Overstrcet
L Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Jeff Powell, Owner
Nr PHILS HOME IMPROVEMENTS
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-OO671 99
2026 Marvin Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
S" License #RC0067.081
Al 25ears ipewnce- 229-6859
*Landsc pf r.gatiUnresigns *Sod .' Compost
*5prinkler Systems & Repairs sWell Drilling *Paka Trees
*Pump Sales & Installs Tractor Work *Plant St'
*Lice Hlale.ers '-Free Estimates *Pavers
Hanging Baskets Evergreens
Annu.uals Assorted Trees
SGrounds Covers & Much More!
STJOE NURSERY & SUPPLY
,706 First Street Port St. Joe, FL 227-2112
C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-0-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and sa%
Complete Septic Service!
installation Pump-Out Repair
Business and Persohal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning keeping Service
FRANK J. NI,'&i
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone \ 509 Fourth Street
Office (850) 229-9292 i P. 0. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 19oe, FL 32457
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
CARPET CLEA NG M
U Odor Control Pet Stains 24 Hr Water Damage Z
. s CarpetRepairs Restretching ,ate.r z
TEA 850) 2 -5098 or AMCL63 ING
STEAM CLEANING STEAM CLEANING
TRADES and SERVICES
I (I fs-
PAGE 8B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2000
-Spinet Organ, dbl keyboard, pedals,
rhythm/instruments, single cords, ect.
w/ padded bench. Exc condition, ready
for Christmas music $300, call 850-
Upright Washer, Dryer combo, 24"x55"
$100, call 227-1464. ltcl2/14
For Sale, helping hand bed rail, model
2025. Used 5 months, purchase price
$125, asking $60. Call 648-8337.
Fishing Stocking Stuffers, Rattle-trap
type lures under $4, offshore, surf and
freshwater casting plugs. Sinkers and
trolling weights, all' sizes, unbelievable
low prices. Walt's Discount Tackle, St.
Joe Hardware. ltcl2/14
Glass door Coca-Cola beverage
cooler/refrigerator, 10 cu.ft.. Excellent
condition, ideal beer/soda storage.
$150 no offers, call 647-5930. ltpl2/14
Used Restaurant Equipment
Fryers, ranges, charbroilers. convection
ovens, reach-in refrigerators. freezers.
reach-in coolers, bottle coolers, keg
coolers, bar sinks, s/s sinks, work'
tables, slicers, mixers, tables, chairs,
ice machines, grinders and much more.
Please call 850-785-1568 for more
information. Visit our web site at
Remington 1100 2 3/4 or 3" magnum,
extra fll choke turkey, swing swivels.
like new, call 647-8322. Lfc 12/7
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
'Trim Shop' 310 4th St.,,PSJ tfcl2/l
Cherry wood crib S100 and youth bed
$50. Both with mattresses included.
call 227-3412 evenings. tfcl2/1
FREE Dish 500 System Receiver and
free installation. Call 229-9333 for
details. Some restrictions apply. trcl2/1
Free "Non-Denominational" Eight
Lesson Bible Correspondence Course.
Learn how to become a Chrisuan & no-
thing else Send your name & address
to: Bible Study, PO Box 929, Wewa-
hitchka, FL` 32465 or E-mail your
request to Wewachurchemail@example.com 12/
Family & Locally operated 25 yrs, deliv-
ery & drop off $3.50 per bale, delivered
'& installed $4.75 per bale, 10 bale min-
imum order. please & up to 300 bales.
'Delivers .up to 150 miles. Large quandt-
ty orders above 300 bale price is nego-
tliable, call 648-2456 or 850-796-8526
For Sale, Mobdle Home must be moved,
14x70, 3 BR/2B, CA/H, aluminum car-
port & Florida room. plus storage build-
ing and power pole. call 229-6825
Mobile Home,/has covered deck, open
deck, and added sitting room. Located
in Mexico Beach between 3rd & 4th
Street on Fortner. You Move. Call 1-
Jack Russell Terrier, 1 male puppy, 8
weeks old S350. call 229-9670. Itpi2/14
2 Reg Chihuahua S250 each also 2,
Jack Russell's $250 each, call 648-:
Beautiful 7 year old home, walking dis-
tance to beach. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths,
large kitchen, all wood cabinets, break-
fast bar, appliances included, CH/A,
new carpet, stone gas fire place, ceiling
fans, cable & phone hook-ups inf all
rooms, attic fans, walk in closet in mas-
ter bedroom, 2x6 exterior walls, extra
installation for heating & cooling,, well
patio, sewer connected, too many
extras. Turn key home, 414' Arizona
Drive, Mexico Beach, $175,000. Call
850-648-5994. 4tcl 12/14
Fabulous Gulf View! 3 BR/3B Cape San
Bias Beach House in desirable
Peninsula Estates. Gulf & Bay access,
great rental history! For sale by
owner/agent, call 229-2528. tfcl2/14
STEPHEN F. DANIELS
238 Marlin Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
2tc. December 14 and 21. 2000.
For Sale by owner, 1 1/2 acres on
Palmetto Drive, Overstreet. Cleared,
.centipede grass, 1,050 gal. septic tank,
400' deep' well with new pump and
tank, 200 amp power pole for more info
call 648-5094. 4tpl 11/30
2 bdrm block home, appliances includ-
ed, $27,500, no owner financing, call
639-2339. tfc ll/30
GET CASH FOR YOUR 'PROPERTY
FAST. Call Kevin Welch, Pelican Walk
Real Estate, 850-648-4995. 52tp2/17
3BR/2BA house on 2 lots in
Wewahitchka. Fenced in backyard
CH&A $60,000. 639-2339 tfc 12/1.
3BR/2BA home at 1211 Palm Blvd.
Approx. 1600sf. w/huge master ste.
Front and back screened porch, fenced
yard on corner lot. Please call your local
realtor for more details .tfcl 12/1
3Br, 2 Ba, 2 yrs old, tile floors, Berber
carpet in Bedrooms, Jacuzzi tub in
master bath, 2040 sq footage including
double carport and storage, call 229-
For Sale by Owner: 1/2 acre lots,
Pleasant Rest Road, Overstreet, w/well
& septic tank, S 17.500. Owner Finance
w/10% down; 850-229-6961. bir i.:12 I
House for sale: 176 Charles Street.
White City, stone/stucco, exterior,
3Br/2Ba. den w/FP, liv. room, kitchen,
I car garage. fenced back yard, $73,000
(850) 827-6722. tfcl2/1
For Sale, 'Bay Front Home on
Constitution Drive, 3 bdrm/2 bath 229-
Pet Care while your at work. Farm
domestic & exotic:animals. experienced
& references, call Lori at 229-7853..
Real Estate, would like to purchase lot
or home with owner financing, in
,.Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, or sur-
rounding area call 706-321-8292.
Would like' to purchase 34 ft ori vessel,
with owner financing, fiberglass only,
call 706-321-8292. 5tcl2/7
Will do Tutoring. Reading & Art for SI10
hour in Wewahitchka. call 639-5736.
I will pay SSS for non running or
wrecked motor cycles and AIVS of any
kind. Call 850-647-3968. 13tpll11/2
Looking to buy used 4 wheeler, in
good condition. Call 229-8122 before
5:00 P.M. tfcl2/1
Looking to buy used 243 Rifle, bolt
acuon. lever acuon or pump, or would
consider a 30.06 In good condition. call
229-h997 days or 229-6343 nights ask
for Willie. tfcl2/1
All Types Dependable Service
Painting, Pressure Washing
House Cleaning Free Estimate
Reseal all size driveway
All work guaranteed.
15 years experience;
STUCCO by DeGraff
Tim DeGraff, Owner
Interior & Exterior Plastering
'Smooth & Textured Finishes-
Simulated Brick & Stone
Over 50 color finishes to choose
from. Plus many architectural designs
office: (850) 229-8588
mobile: (850) 227-5424
n' QUALITY STUCCO WORK
The Gulf County School Board is receiving bids for
the following surplus equipment: Powermatic Table
Saw; Powermatic Shaper: Powermatic Band Saw:
Wood Cutting Band Saw; Poaermain.: 24 Sa.
Mortise Machine; Wood Lathe Metal Lathe and
other metal working equipment and parts. A bid
packet is available at the School Board Office., 150
Middle School Road. Bids must be received by
December 15. 2000. 12:00 noon ET In a sealed enve-
lope marked "SURPLUS EQUIPMENT."
3tc. November 30, and December 7 and 14, '000
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 00-79-CA
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC..,
a New York corporation, f/k/a
COUNTRYWIDE FUNDING CORPORATION
vs. :, '
DENNIS G. HORNSBY. SR.: JOAN KAY :'
HORNSBY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DENNIS
G. HORNSBY, SR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF .
JOAN KAY HORNSBY:' UNKNOWN TENANT
1: UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown
heirs. devisees, grantees, creditors, and
other unknown person or unknown spouses
claiming by. through and under any of the
B H "a ,7 '3 0
AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given thai the undersigned
Clerk o'f the ClrcuIt Coun of Gull County. Florida.
will onr, the 20 .day of December. 2000. aI 11 00
o'clock AM. EST at 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, offer for sale and sell at public out-
cry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the fol-.
lowing-described property situate In Gulf County,-
Lot 8, Block 12, PORT ST. JOE BEACH,
UNIT ONE, according t the plat there-
of recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 58, In
the Public Records of Gulf County,
pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case
pending In said Court, the style of which is Indic !i.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of said.
Court this 21 day of Nov.. 2000.
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities
Act. persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation' to participate In this proceeding
should contact Court Administration at 1000 5th
Street. Port St Joe, Florida 32456. Telephone (850)
229-6113. not later than seven (7) days prior to the
proceeding. If hearing Impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-
8771. or Voice (VI 1-800-955-8770. via Florida Relay
Benny C., Lster
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ T. Knox
2tc, December 7 and 14. 2000,
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
PEOPLES FIRST COMMUNITY BANK,
vs. CASE NO. 00-387-CA
BETH A. WHITTINGTON and
DOUGLAS A. WHITTINGTON. JR.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE Is hereby given pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 21. 2000.
entered in Case Number 00-387-CA of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit In and for
Gulf County, Florida; PEOPLES FIRST COMMUNITY
BANK. is the Plaintiff and BETH A. WHITTINGTON
and DOUGLAS A. WHITTINGTON, JR.,. are tler
Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash
at the Front Door of the Gulf County Courthouse, In
Port St. Joe, Florida, Gulf County, at 11:00 a.m.
EST. on the 21 day of December. 2000 the following,
descnrbea property situated In Gulf County. Florida,
and et forth In the Order or Final Judgment. ltowit:
COMMENCE AT A 4 X 4 CONCRETE MON.
UIMENT MARKING THE NORTHWEST COR-
NER, OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF
THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION
3. TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST,
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA: THENCE ALONG
THE WEST LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST .
QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 3,
SOUTHOO*22'00" EAST, 887.76 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 8944'22" EAST. 403.39,
$99.00 per leak
All work guaranteed.
15 years experience.
FEET TO A POINT ON THE EASTERLY
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF A 60 FOOT GRAD-
ED ROAD. SAID POINT BEING THE POINT
OF BEGINNING: THENCE CONTINUE
SOUTH 8944'22- EAST, 259 FEET MORE
OR LESS TO ,\ SMr.ALL STREAM: THENCE
SOLTHWESTERL1 ALONG SAID SMALL
STREAM, 220 FEET MORE OR LESS TO A
POINT ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-
WAY LINE OF STONE CREEK ROAD:
THENCE ALONG SAID NORTHERLY
RIGHT-OF-WAY. LINE, NORTH 6149'39"
WEST. 243 FEET, MORE OR LESS TO A
POINT ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE OF SAID 60 FOOT GRADED ROAD;
THENCE ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT-
OF-WAY LINE, NORTH 0012'11- WEST
100.95 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. SAID LANDS LYING IN GULF COUN-
, TY, FLORIDA.
WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this
Honorable Court. on this 21 day of November. 2000.
Clerk of the Circuit.Court
Gulf County. Florida
By: /s/ T. Knox
2tc. December 7 and 14, 2000.
IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
D. SPENCER STEPHENSON and
HINTON JOHNSON and
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Shay McHenry
Ri I Box 320H
,iOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dam.
ages has been field against you and you are required
.o ser e a copy of .our wniuen defenses if an o lIt
on H. Lawrence Perry. the plaintiffs' attorney, whose
address oi 432 Me.Kenzie Aenue Panama City, FL
32401. on or before the 8 day of Januar'.. 2001.
and file the original with the clerk of this court either
before service on the plaintiuTs aitorne) or Immedi-
ately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the complaint
or petition. .
DATED ON Dec. 1.2000.
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ T. Knox
IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
D. SPENCER STEPHENSON and
. -vs.- Case No. 00-0022-CA
HINTON JOHNSON and:
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Hinton Johnson
Rt. 1 Box 320H
Altha. FL 32421
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dam-
ages has been filed against you and you are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses. If any to It
n H LauTence Perry. the plaintiffTs' attorney whoae
address is 432 McKenzle Atenue. Panama City. FL
32401 on o, before the 8 day of January. 2001.
and file ine original with the clerk of this court either
before service on the plainuffs attorney or Immedi-
ately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded In the complaint
or petition. ,
DATED ON Dec:' 1.2000.
As Clerk of thle Court
By /s/ T. Knox
As Deputy Clerk
4tc, December 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2000.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL'CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 00-72-CP
IN RE: The Estate of
WILLIAM J. McAWEENEY,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ESTATE:
The ancillary administration of the estate of
WILLIAM J.'McAWEENEY, deceased. Case No. 00-
72-CP .is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf
County. Florida. Probate Division. the address of
rnicn is Gulf Counr, Co-urtrouse. Probate Division
1000 Cecil G Cosun Sr Boulevard. Port St Joe. FL
32456 The name and address of the ancillary per-
sonai repreAmntithe and that personal representa-
Use s ait omel are set forth below
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT
All creditors of the decedent and other per
sons having claims or demands against decedent a
estate on whom a ccpy of this notice Is served with
In three months after the date of the first publication
of this notice must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DANS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THE NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the deced
sons having claims or demands against
the decedent must file their claims wit
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER TH
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NC
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS N(
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED..
The date of the first publication
is December 7, 2000.
/s/ R. CHRISTIAN DAVIS. Vice Pres.'
Firstar Bank, N.A.
I S. Pinckney Street
P. 0. Box 7900
Madison. WI 53707
ANCILLARY PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
Is/ THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH. GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A.
206 E. FOURTH STREET
SP. 0. BOX 39
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457
FL BAR NO. 0350583
2tc, December 7 and 14., 2000.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE S ALE
BID NO. 0001-08
The Board ofCounty Commissioners o
Florida, will receive sealed bids froir
company, or corporation Interested In
Gulf County, the following:
.520 ft. of 24".plastic pipe cul'
Specifications can be obtained at the
Road Department. (850) 639-2238
Deli'erv da.e must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to de
specified date will be set at $50.00 pel
,Please indicate on the envelope" th
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER. and
is for. I
B9ds will be received until 5 00 o clock
December 18. 2001). at the Office of
Circuit Court, Gulf County Courthous
G. Costin. Sr. Blvd.. Port St. Joe. Flor
The Board reserves the right to reject
BOARD OF COUNTY COMN
GULF COUNTY FLORIDA
/s/ Nathan Peters, Jr.. Cha
Is/ Benny C. uLster, Clerk
2tc. December 7 and 14. 2000.
STATE OF FLORIDA
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
The Department announces
application for permit from The City of
to operate a 0 200 MGD maxamum mo
dally flow IMADFI facility located
30A:G.'21" N. longitude 85:1 ['12" W
Sycamore Street, Wewahitchka. FL 3
The facility uses the Ai
Intermittent Cecle. an acubated sludge
sisting of extended aeration with
coarse screening, equalization. nitnflc
ficaton. reaeraUion. clanriicaUon. ae
digestion; chlorine disinfection, and de
Residuals are aerobically digested, dri
drying beds. and land applied or dispoi
I or II solid waste landfill Reclaimed
posed at an existing 0 200 MGD MA
discharge to the Chipola River at Disch
D-001, which Is approximately 2 feet I
discharges at a depth of approximate]
point of discharge Is located approxin
tude.30*06'20.2" N. longitude 851 I'8..
: This application is being proc
available for public Inspection dunng
ness hours. 8:00 a.m: to 5:00 p.m.. Mo
Friday, except legal holidays, at North
Florida Dept of Environmental Pro
Governmental Center. Pensacola. FL,
Any comments or objections should b
Ing with the Deparnment at this addre
or objections should be submitted as a
ble to ensure that there Is adequate ut
be considered in the Department's di
Itc. December 14, 2000.
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACT
THE GULF .COUNTY SCHOOL B
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf Co
Board proposes to amend and adopt pol
'ided for in the Administrative Procedi
the purpose of bringing said policies Into
.lth Florida Statutes and Stale Board c
Summary: The following is a brief d
each proposal change..
5 62 Administration of Medici
Honest, Dependable Service
17+ years experience
State Certified Since 1985
PeeT ST.e. JEMAuoHAsti ASSOosu s ______
*0 ~ ~ ~ 2 r.5~' '5J..IS2..55
I U LC NOTICE I
t the estate of NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
h this Court BID NO. 0001-09
HE DATE OF The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
OTICE. will receive bids from any person, company or cor-
OT SO FILED portion interested, In providing the following'
of this Notice One (1) Reversible Tallgate Spreader
Bid price to Include delivery, and the delivery date
must be specified. Liquidated damages of $25.00 per
day will be assessed for each day goods remain
Specifications may be obtained from the-'Clerk's
Office. Gulf County Courthouse. 1000 Cecil ,G.
Costin. Sr. Blvd.. Room 148. Port St Joe, FL 32456
Questions should be directed to Road Department
Superintendent Bobby Knee at (850) 639-2238.
Please indicate on the envelope that this Is a
SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER.
Bids: will be received until Friday, Deceqlber
29, 2000 at 5:00 p. m., E. S. T., at the. Office
of the Clerk of Circuit Court, 1000 Cebil G.
Costin, Sr. Blud.. Room 148, Port St.' Joe, FL
D BIDS The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
fGulfCounty. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
n any person, GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA ..
n providing to y Nauran Peiters Jr Chairmna, "
*ert pipe Attest: /a' Benny C Llater Clerk
e Gulf County 2tc, December 14 and 21, 2000.
or (850) 639- '
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
ver day. unon CIVIL DIVISION
at this is a Case No.: 00-477-CA
what the BID ASSOCIATES HOUSING FINANCE SERVICE. -
INC a Delaware corporauon. d/b a ASSC-
.pm EI D T. CIATES HOUSING FINANCE LLC doing
I the Clerk ofr business in Florida
se, 1000 Ceell Plantifi.
ida 32456. '
any bcd. WENDELLJ BIERMAN.
MISSIONERS Including any unknown spouse ul the abo. .
Defendants. as "ell as their unknoA'rT heirs
airman aelineea. grantees. assignees. c.redi:rscr
lienors. andor trusteces and all other per
sons claiming b' through, under or g.inil
the abose Defendants UNKNOWN OCCU-
PA.jT I, UNKNOWN OCCUPANT -2 PAN
HANDLE EDUCATORS CREDIT LNION CU
MORTGAGE SUPPORT SERvICES INC and
all parties having an, right claim title or
ION Interest in the real proper, hereir, deacnlt-d
receipt of an NOTICE OF ACTION
nthl) average TO: WENDELL J. BIERMAN. Including any
1at lantiude unknown spouses o' the abaoe Deiendlanti .well a
on 604 Easi "his unknown heirs, deilsees. grantee; a.s, nee-
2465 in Gulf creditors. lienors and/or trustee.i and ali clner.r per
sons claiming b. through, under or againlt V. Eli.
Sstgen-Bojet DELL J. BIERMAN.
System con- YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
grin removal. to foreclose on the lolloliing real propeMo ir. CITRUS
adonfdenil- Counr,. Florida
robic sludge pERS'-"rN PFROPEFiT
echlorination ONE 1989 Summii Mobile Home lc.ubl.eidei
led on sludge
sed in a Class liD .H74377GR & H74377C.L)
water Is dis-
DF permitted REAL PROPERTY
in lengthcand COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST COR-
n lengt and NER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF
at 2 t eet.- THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE
lately at la.- NORTHEAST-QUARTER OF-SECTION 36.
8" W. TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH. RANGE 10 WEST;
messed and Is THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 2; 34 E 1ST
normal bush FOR 22, 44 FEET TOC THE POCINNT .'F
nday through BEGINNING THENCE WEST FOR R :,1. 46
west District, FEET. THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 29 341
otection, 160 EAST FOR 19044 FEET THENCE E\ST
32501-5794. FOR 107 46 FEET. THENCE S-':rUTH 0
e filed in writ- DEGREES 2934'" WEST FF. 190 44 FCET
ss. Comments TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING S,.ME' P'R
soon as possi- CEL OF LAND L11NG AND' BEING ir SEI :
me for them to TION 36. TOWNSHIP 4 S-L'UTH FL.'P3E i "
ecilson on the. WEST. GULF COUN'I. FU3RIDA
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a cop, of sour written aeflenes if ary 1. lit on
Edward B. Pnti.hard. Plainuffs antorne.. .hrc.-e
address isP 0 Box 25158. Tampa Flonaa 336r,22-
ION 5158. on or before january 12 2 C,01. r.d fl,- ire
BOARD original with the Clerk of the Court. either before
unit School service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there-
icies. as pro- after otherwise a default will be entered against you
ures Act, for for the relief demanded in the Ccm-nplainm
o compliance DATED this iI d s of Decembntr 2i:: R
of Education C.ERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By s/ T Kr-,i
escripton of Deputy Clerk
4tc. December 14, 21. 28.
aUton During 2000 and Januan 4. 2001.
School Hours /"..'
Economic Impact: These proposals will result In
no direct costs assoclhted with Implementatitn.
IF REQUESTED. A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT:
Time: 9:00 A.M...E.T,
D. ate: Tuesday. January 16. 2001
Place: Pon St. Joe Hign School
100 Shark Drive
Port St Joe. FL 32456
The entire text of the proposed rules can be inspect-
ed during regular office hours at the Gull County
School Board Office. 150 Middle School Rd Port St.
Special legal authority under which the adoption is
authorized and the law being Implemented and
Interpreted are made specific.
The addition and changes are proposed by Charles
Temple Watson, Director of Support Services and
approved for consideration by Jerry E. Kelley.
S562 Administratiarn o Medication During'
2te, December 14 and 21. 2000.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA ...
FILE NO.: 00-76-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MINNIE E DANIELS.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of MINNIE E.
DANIELS deceased, with the case number Indicat-
ed above, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida. Probate Division. the address of
which is 1000 Fifth Street. Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. The name and address of the personal rep-
resentative and of the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All interested persons are required to file with
(A) All claims against the estate;
S(B) Any objection that challenges the qualifi-
catioris of ,the personal representative.
venue or Jurisdiction of the Court;
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, OR AS
TO ANY CREDITOR REQUIRED BY LAW TO BE
SERVED WITH A COPY OF THIS NOTICE, WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE,
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Date of the first publication of this notice:
December 142000., ...
RONALD L. NELSON ....... '
Florida'Bar Number 280194
Attorney for Personal Representative
517 East Government Street
Pensacola. Florida 32501
Telephone (850) 434-1700
The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sioners have cancelled their regular Board
meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December
26, 2000 at 6:00 p.m., E.T. in observance
of the Christmas holidays.
Have a safe and happy holiday season!
Nathan Peters, Jr.
Itc'. December 14 and 21, 2000.
Looking for a High ,Demand,
Good Paying Job.
ae a Plumber, Wel der
The Gulf/Franklin Center offers
job skills training
prep for licensure exams
Train now for jobs available in Franklin County.
Call 1-800-311-5685, ext. 5510 or 3874
Gulf Coast Community College
Start Here. Go Anywhere.
GCCC is an equal opportunity institution.
leit and ner-'
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