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S* 8IXTY-THIRD YEAR, NUMBER 16
Over the past few weeks,
members of the Gulf County
Commission board have taken
time to make special presenta-
tions and give recognition to three
retiring elected public officials.
Gulf County Tax Collector-
Eda Ruth Taylor, Elections
supervisor Cora Sue Robinson,
'*, :' and Clerk 'of the Court Benny
'... Lister are finishing out their last
/ days in office before turning over
-" t* /the reins.
teClerk of the Court
Benny C. Lister
Last year's board chairman
Billy Traylor presented Clerk of
the Court' Benny C. Lister with a
plaque of recognition and outlined
for those present his managerial
and fiscal skills. His management
not only helped keep the county
in good financial shape, but had
Actually' made a significant
amount of money for the county
through those many management
Lister had worked for 21
years in the Florida Auditor
General's Office before coming
back to Gulf County to work as
*.. \finance officer in 1985.
In 1987. his bid for the clerk's
position was successful and he
\ PSJ Admin.
In E.G Willi
Edwin G. "Chief' Williams'
likeness looks at home mounted
on the wall just to the right of the
w. ."^ .f entrance to the administrative,
",/ ... -.. suite of'PVoHri't.Jog ctih S ts !-
Surely the man that loved his
Sdear school would be proud to
know he's still standing guard
over the students entering and
exiting the school daily.
SMonday morning time was
taken to honor ;a man who gave
38 years of dedicated service to
the Gulf County school system.
The bulk of that time was spent in
-.administrative positions at Carver
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From left are George Willia
S..Beard, and Walter Wilder.
IAU' I' V
going df the Guard
?obinson and Lister Near Retirement Date
has not had to face an opponent
since that election.
"I would like to thank the peo-
ple of Gulf County for being so
good to me during my time of ser-
vice as clerk. I'm truly grateful
for their support and have
enjoyed, working for them," Lister
Benny said he has already
laid the foundation for his retire-
ment plans by purchasing a small
,' "My first retirement trip I'll be
going to the Orange Bowl to watch
the Seminoles make it two in a
,ow," he added.
Lister said his home base will
continue to be Wewahitchka as he
He also noted all the different
areas of service that are tended by
the clerk's office, and how the job
would be impossible to do without
an outstanding staff such as the
(See CHANGING on Page 3A)
Just over three weeks ago the
first annual "Christmas For Kids"
project set out with a late date
idea to raise 92.500 to help bring
Christmas cheer to children in
As one rrught expect, the folks
in Gulf County responded by not
only helping to reach that goal.
but exceeding it by over S500. By
Tuesday. more than S3.000 in
donations and toys had been col-
lected for the project.
Over S800 was collected
through the local store shopping
High School and Washington High. '
School, both of which were black I
schools during segregation days-. "
assistant pnncipal of Port St. Joe
High School (1970-1979) before
taking over as principal In 1979
Walter Wilder, former super- '
interident of Gulf County schools
and long time friend of Williams,
explained a little about the char-
acter behind the man in remarks
during the ceremonies,
(See WILLIAMS on Page 6A) '
: ,. ."-
ams, Christine Williams, Simona
day held last Saturday. Those
nine stores that participated in
the "Christmas For Kids" shop-
ping event, and a generous contri-
(See CHRISTMAS on Page 7A)
,'Christmas For Kids" sponsors look over some of the hun-
dre s of toys donated to the program.
Inmate Build Christmas
Cheer For 700 Students
Gulf, Correctional Institut.e:
Gulf Forestry Camp, Gulf Annex.
-and the Franklin Work Camp
inmates have done it again! Well
over 700 toys have been fabricat-
ed from various pieces of wopd to
make another e:tra special.:
Christmas gift for hundreds of
kindergarten through third grade
The "Toys For Tols" program
is manned by volunteer inmates
from the four GCI complexes. Not
only dp they volunteer their off
time to participate in -the pro-.
gram, but it is a year-round activ-
ity requiring hundreds and hun-
dreds of man hours to manufac-
ture and paint the toys.
Students at Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka Elementary Schools,
and the HeadStart program were
visited by Santa Claus and GCI
employees last week and present-
ed with. gifts. All of the. presents
are constructed, from wood which
was leftover scrap material or
donated to the program.
Santa greeted the children
who were given a choice of sever-
al different handmade toys from
which to select. Airplanes, big
trucks, doll rocking chairs, and
riding horses were just some of
the toys in the selection.
Inmates will begin getting
(See TOYS FOR TOTS on Page 3A)
The Lord is come: let earth receive her King!
Let every heart prepare Him room,
and heaven and nature sing. ; ]
JAk &Jiolid easwia
Photos, Events, and Letters to
Santa Claus are throughout The Star
Care Closet Is Community
Asset Page 5A
$10,500 for Illegal Net
Information Details on Page 3A
Tiger Sharks In
Collegetown Classic Page 8A
Boys Ranch Recognizes
Logans Page 3A
Gators Improve to 2-0 in
District Play See Page 7A
School News Read Page 4B
Lady Sharks Split Page 8A
Worship Opportunities sB
Celebration of a
Friday's "Celebration of a New
Beginning" marked the official
groundbreaking and dedication of
the foundation of the new health
department building,, scheduled
for completion by the end of 2001.
After a blessing of the founda-
tion' by Father Tom Guido and a
dedication song by Reverend Bill
Taylor, George Core gave an in-.
depth presentation about the his-
toi-y of public health, in Gulf
Beginning with the establish-
ment of Gulf County's first sanita-
tion officer in the early 1930's,
Core laid out the history of how
the health department came to its
present status in our community.
According-to- Core: outbreaks of
typhoid fever, ringworm. TB.
malaria and rabies led to the
establishment of a county health
Gulf County citizens
approached the Board of County
Commissioners on June 6. 1936.
regarding the severe need of a
health department. According to
(See CELEBRATION on Page 3A)
M.B. Receives Public
Congressman Allen Bpyd
announced that the omnibus
appropriations bill, which passed
on Friday, includes the $152,000
he requested for Mexico Beach to
improve and update their emer-
gency response dispatch service
This funding will provide the
necessary upgrades in technology
for the city of Mexico Beachto con-
tinue transmitting their emer-
gency response services through
area emergency operation centers.
"Public safety can not be com-
prised," said Congressman Boyd.
"This funding will allow for the
necessary technological improve-
ments to the emergency response
services in Mexico Beach."
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2000
"Christmas For Kids" Success!
Over $3,000 and More Than 100 Children
God bless you and your
family this holiday season.
We thank you for
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This Thing Which
Has Come to Pass
S.nd t came to pass in those days, that there went
\.Oti decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the
world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first
tr nade when Cyrentus was governor of Syria.)
.And all went to be taxed, everyone into his own
city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of
>the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of
JDavtd, which is called Bethlehem (because he was
iof the house and lineage of David) to be taxed with
Mary, his espoused wife, being great with child.
Atid so it was, that,, while they were there, the
'days were accomplished that she should be deliv-
ered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and
wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in
a manger, because there was no room for them in
And there were in the same country shepherds
abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock
by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon
them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about
them: and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto
them, Fear not; for behold,
I bring you good tidings of
*. -. great joy, which shall be
Sto all people. For unto
you is born this day in
the city of David, a
Saviour, which is Christ
the Lord. And this shall
be a sign unto you; Ye
shall find the babe
wrapped in swaddling
clothes and lying in a
And suddenly there was with
the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising
God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and
on earth peace, good will to men.
And it came to pass as the angels were gone away
from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to
another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and
see this thing which has come to pass which the
Lord hath made known to us.
And they came with haste, and found Mary, and
Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when
they had seen it, they made known abroad the
saying which was told them concerning this child.
And all they that heard it wondered at those things
which were told them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them
in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorify-
ing and praising God for all the things that they
had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
Hunker Down With Kes
by Kesley Colbert
But Mary Kept All These Things,
An4 Pondered Them In Her Heart
I can tell you about the worst
Christmas ever recorded!
Leon was explaining it to me
and David Mark as we worked our
way page by page through the
Sears and Roebuck Catalogue.
"You know Daddy's truck burned
up. We ain't got no money."
"So." I didn't take my eyes off
the bicycle page. "I'll take the blue
and silver one." If you called it first
no one else could "get" that one
"Soooo-we won't have any
gifts this year!"
Of course that didn't register
with me. I was five or six at the
time. I knew my Daddy was a
truck driver. And I knew about the
fire. But I couldn't possibly under-
stand that we couldn't afford
insurance, that most everything
we had was tied up in that old
GMC, or the cost of starting over
from scratch .... Besides, he had
assured us at supper the day after
it happened that everything was
going to be just fine.
If he wasn't worried, why
should I be?
I had no concept of the rela-
tionship between money and gifts.
Santa Claus brought 'em.anyway.
Daddy didn't have anything to do
David turned the page. "I'll
t;eke the Radio Flyer!" \e bolh
shouted in unison.
"I said i .first."
"No you didn't. I did!"
"You did not."
"Did too." David had a stub-
born streak a mile wide,.
We had just grabbed each
other and were, in keeping with
the Christmas tradition, of Sears
and Roebuck book wishing, about
to settle who "got" the big red
wagon like men ought to when Dad
interrupted. "Boys, did ya'll take
some corn out of the crib?"
What a strange question? We'd
filled that old corn crib up back in
the fall. It had been so dry our crop
was pretty puny. We sold some of
the better looking stuff out at Slick
Tosh's Milling Company. The rest
we shoveled Into the crib for the
"Kesley," my heart stopped. He
was looking right at me. "You are
always hitting rocks, dirt clods,
crab apples, anything you run
across with that old bat of yours.
Are you sure you didn't whack a
few out into the field."
"No sir, I'n positive."
"Leon, you and Nicky Joe did-
n't: cogitate up with some wild
haired scheme that included a
bushel or two of our corn?"
That's got to be it! I figured
that if anyone except the pigs
could 'come up with a way to dis-
pose of environmentally question-
able polk'iinsaturated hog fodder. it
had to be Leon.
Boys. that corn has got to get
those pigs through the winter.,
.Don't go messing with it."
We immediately broke and ran
for the corn crib. I. didn't feed the
pigs very often. I couldn't fell if we-
had less corn or not., Leon swore
that we were way down. We looked
around for clues., We didn't find
We headed back to the living
room. Sears and Roebuck might
have a new shotgun . At sup-
per the next night Mother was giv-
ing us the "share the spirit,"
"reflect on, the true meaning" talk .
"This is my favorite time of the
year, can't you just smell the tree
and the nutmeg and the oranges? .
Leon had his head buried in
his plate. Me and David lifted our
noses and sniffed. I didn't smell
nothing but cornbread and mus-
Daddy cleared his throat.:
"Boys," I could tell by the way he
started this wasn't going to be
good. "Santa has had to take on
some extra children this year. He'
may not get all the way out to our
house. I told him you would
understand. He said he sure would
make it up next year."
We ate a while in silence. Leol
kept giving me the"l, told you %
didn't have no mon"i stign. I hated
it that he was always right about
Dad looked up again. "We have
more corn missing. Are ya'll sure
you haven't:been taking anything
out of the crib?" :
I could tell this was about, to
get to hirti.'Woe b'e unto the party,
be it human or otherwise, if Daddy
caught them stealing some of 6ur
Me and David and Leon, as
soon as supper ended, gravitated
toward a pretty bare Christmas
tree. 'There's only two days left."
Leon, as .usual, was explaining
""things" to us. "There ain't a gift
here! All we're gonna get is some
apples, oranges and pecans."'
I was about to say, 'That's not
fair!" when Duke went to barking
like a mad dog in the back yard.
He sounded like he'd treed some-
thing in the barn!
Daddy sprinted down the hall
and jumped the back porch. We
went flying after him. Duke never
hunted that close to the house! -
It was two of the Cunningham
boys! Ole Duke had Prentiss Ray
and Curnie Lee backed up to the
corn crib. Even in the faint moon-
light I could see they were scared
to death. And I could also see our
corn bulging out of every pocket
they had! )
The Cunninghams lived fur-
ther up the hollow than we did, in
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)
Holiday Traditions Are A' Changin' Around Our House
WELL, IT'S CHRISTMAS!
Just like the nation selecting its
President. we thought the day
S would never arrive. But it has!
Four more days, and the
actual day' will be here. The par-
ties start now. and run non-stop
until the, first of the year.
Christmas is my favorite time
of the year. This Christmas is
going to be played at our house,
differently than it has each year
for the past 48 years. Times are
changing, and the kids are
For the first time in 48 years,
the Ramsey clan will not be at
our house to enjoy Chnstmas
Eve dinner and exchange gifts.
Almost all the grandchildren are
all growfi and married and have
families of their own and in-laws
They're going to be scattered
from here to California this
Christmas. We'll have to do with-
out their presence at the dinner
table this year.
Written by Wesley Ramsey
LAST YEAR, WE ate dinner
on Christmas day at a restau-
.rant. This year, we'll probably eat
a bologna sandwich. By the time
Christmas day gets here, we'll be
too tired to fix a big meal and too
stuffed to eat it!
We're not having the family
over on Christmas Eve, but, we're
going to the house of one of our
sons Friday; to another child's
house for Saturday dinner-and
stand open to invitations for
We have company coming for
that weekend prior to Christmas
and that will mean special meals
to devour in their honor.
We're not going to be left
alone Christmas, so don't you go
to feeling sorry for us. It's just
going to be different from all our
other holidays in the past.
If your Christmas season
promises to be different this year
and you don't know if you can
deal with the change, just come
on over to our house and we will
.get used to the change together.
OUR FAMILY IS going to be
stretched from here to California
this Christmas. All those great
grandchildren demand personal
'I asked one grandson-the
youngest one-wiat he .wanted
for Christmas, the other day. He
replied, "I don't know"
All other years he has come
up with a list a mile long. That'll.
give you some idea of how they
are growing upl He's beginning to
get like me, in his "druthers."
He'd just as 'soon have a good
meal as anything, with a few kind
words to go along with it.
Like the rest of us, he has
everything he could want and if
he does want anything, he.gets it
then, without waiting for
I SEE TWO-WHEELED scoot-
ers are coming back, with the lat-
.est model being pretty pricey
Just in time for Christmas.
I remember when we made
our own scooters. We took the
Christmas roller skates and used
them until we wore them out.
Then we took the skates
apart at the .adjustment portion
and used the two sections to nail
to the underside of a 2x4, and we
had a scooter. .
There were a few fortunate
kids who had a manufactured
scooter, but for the most part, we
kids had to make do with scoot-
ers made from old roller skates
and a scrap piece of 2x4.
They were just as good as the
manufactured models, and if
they ever broke down you could
have a replacement just by using
the other skate!
Kids can figure out how to
make anything they have a desire
I remember, we always want-
ed a sled to take advantage of
that periodical snow and sleet
which would cover the ground in
Oklahoma. We had an old sled
with one of the runners gone. We
did everything we could think of
to that one runner-less sled, but
it was never the same as if it had
two runners. We never stopped
We also wanted store-bought
skis. Since we didn't have them,
or any hopes of getting any, we
made skis out of barrel staves,
which didn t work like skis, but
they were the nearest thing we
had to the real thing.
We didn't have any moun-
tains to ski from anyhow.
THOSE OLD DAYS are quite
different from today. I should
welcome the change in my usual
celebration of the Christmas sea-
The times have changed for
the better in our gift giving. Our
grandchildren and great-grand-
children have every toy they
could hope for and certainly
every toy I ever hoped for when I
was a youth.
I can't think of a thing,
unusual, to get them for
Christmas, which they don't
already have. I guess I could get
them a scooter-made of roller
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7?/ Se-v, Pe St. P-e, 9 Z -7&mrdaq ,ecem4 21, 2000 a5e 3,
Eda Ruth Taylor receives plaque from Comm. Nathan Peters.
one he was privileged to work tax
with. Finally, he wished newly sic
elected Clerk of the Court Doug
Birmingham the best as he takes 19
over the post. Ha
Tax Collector Eda Ruth Taylor ha
New commission. ,chairman tha
Nathan Peters, Jr. presented 19
plaques of appreciation to Tax
Collector Eda Ruth Taylor and
Elections Supervisor Cora Sue coj
Peters thanked Taylor for the the
role she played in helping bring rul
the mill closure and bankruptcy,
x issues to a reasonable conclu-
Taylor was elected to office, in
80 when former Tax Collector
arland Pridgeon retired. During
e followirig 20 year period, she
s only drawn opposition during
at first election campaign in
She has worked in the
urthouse complex for nearly 33
ars, six of which were spent in
e Tax Collector's Office prior to
nning for that position.
"I can't thank the citizens of
Billy Traylor (left) pr
From Page 1,
Gulf County enough for their sup-
port to me during my time in
office," she stated. She also
expressed her gratefulness to a
very loyal and dedicated staff.
Visiting grandchildren is Eda
Ruth's top priority as she
approaches that magic day and
also looks forward to doing a lot of
traveling, but Gulf will remain her
"This is where my heart is,"
Taylor wished newly elected
Tax Collector Shirley Jenkins the
best. "I hope she receives the sup-,
*esents plaque to Benny Lister.
port and good wishes that I've
enjoyed'," she concluded.
Supervisor of Elections
Cora Sue Robinson
Supervisor of Elections Cora
Sue Robinson also has served 20
years in office. She was elected in
1980, but was appointed to take
office a few weeks early when for-
mrier supervisor.. Dessie Lee
All three retiring officials have
one thing in common-they want
to travel. Cora Sue is planning to.
visit brothers and sisters in
Mississippi arid Alabama and a
son who lives in Tennessee.
She said the Gulf County
office was the first in the state to
have a tied election. A county
commission race between Al Ray
and Don Parker was decided by
the flip of a coin several years ago.
Robinson was also proud that
she didn't go with the punch bal-
lot system she looked at several
years ago. but instead was one of
the First counties in the state to
switch to the state-of-the-art opti-
cal scanning system currently in
'1 hope voters in Gulf County
will continue to be active in the
electoral process," she said as she
thanked them for their support.
Robinson also recognized newly
elected Supervisor of Elections.
Linda Griffin. She noted, that
Griffin's experience in the office
should certainly aid her as she
takes over the post. and wished
her good luck as the new elections
.,.. New elected county officials
will take over on the First Tuesday
after the first Monday in the new
'yyear--Januairy 2nd. Swearing iri
.J&reitnies are being planned for
Those offices. ..
Cora Sue Robinson receives plaque from Commissioner Peters.
Boys Ranch Recognizes Logans
Dr. and Mrs. Richard H. Logan III received special recognition
from the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch last week.
Pictured above Gulf County Sheriff Frank McKeithen presented
Dr. Logan a plaque thanking him for his contribution of 923,015.
Dr. Logan said he has been a member of the association for sev-
eral years. He has no children or grandchildren, so he wanted to help
someplace where he thought there was a funding need and real good
wa b9ing done.
,Being somewhat familiar with the,Sheriffs Boys Ranch program',
he knew the kids would be helped through a quality program:
I--'From Page 1
p public records, -Mrs. Robert
Tapper. Tnsh Warriners grand-
mother, was among the first group
of citizens who met with the corn-
Subsequently. the first health
department was established in a
house on Seventh Street. Annie'
Johnson rented her home to the
Flonda State !Board of Health in
Jacksonville in 1937 for Gulf
County's first health department.
A long way from those early. days,
the new state-of-the-art health
(From Page 2)
about the worst looking, run down
house you'd ever want to see. Mr.
Cunningham didn't have a job that
I know of. I' don't think they owned
Daddy spoke to Duke and he
shut up. He looked down at
Prentiss Ray and Curnie Lee for a'
second or two. "You boys wait right
here." It wasn't a request!
He headed back to the house.
'He's going after that razor strap!
:He's going to.-call the sheriff. This
was about to get interesting. You'
,steal from us and you pay the
price Prentiss. Ray was pulling
corn cob shucks from the inside of
his coat and dropping 'em on the
ground. Curnie Lee was mostly
Daddy reappeared with two
Martha White fifty pound flour
.sacks filled to the brim with
oranges, apples, pecans . He
handed one to each and said qui-
etly, "Next time you boys come to
-our house hungry, you come to the
I don't know if Daddy could
smell the nutmeg or not. But I will,'
never forget the night he out Santa
Claused Santa Claus.
He took what looked to be our
worst Christmas ever-and turned
it into possibly the greatest gift he
9). i ever gave us.
Leon, Kesley, David
complex will cost SI.9 rrullion by
As part of the ceremony. cer-
tificates of appreciation were
given to David and Tnsh Warnner
for their generous donation of the
land and for their commitment to
health care in the community: to
the Board of County Commins-
signers for their dedication to
health care in Gull County: and to
Dr. Wayne Hendrix for over 50
yearso.f health care service to the
community. Not available for th'e
ceremony was Dr. Joe Hendnx,
who was also given a certificate of
appreciation for over 50 years of
health care service to the commu-
Single Receiver Satellite System
FREE INSTALLATION, :
SDoug Kent, Health Department director, presents a plaque ,of
recognition for 50 years of service to Dr. Wayne Hendrix.
George Core gave an
overview of the history of the
Winners of the
Winners have been selected
for the first annual' Christmas
Coloring Contest at The Star.
In the younger age group
(second grade or. younger), six
year old Bethany Rutherford won
first place, five year old Ashlin
Morgan placed second, 'and
Sophie Adsit, also five years, took....
Third grade through fifth
grade winners were led off by 10
year old Anna Cordova in first,
followed by Bryce M. Nelson, also
10, in second place, and eight
year old Ashleigh Lewis third.
Winners will receive "Gulf
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$15, and $10 for first,. second, .
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Bryce Martin Register cele-
brated 'his first birthday on
December 18. To celebrate with
him was his family; uncles and
aunts, Tim and Net Hightower,
Christina and Dewayne Strader,
Don Register, Eric Register and
Margaret; his cousins, T.J.,
Stephen, Taylor, Bud, Art,
Lynsey, Randy, and Victoria.
.Bryce is the son of Jason and
Sheila Register of Port St. Joe. His
grandparents are Martin and
Charlotte Hightower, of Port St.
Joe, and Jimmy and Mary
Register of Tallahassee.
Bryce Martin Register
From left are Sara Coe, Ed Coe, Sr., Mary Coe, and Ed Coe, Jr.
Coes Celebrate 60
Years of I
Mary Coe, a resident of
SunBridge for Bay St. Joseph
Care and Rehabilitation Center
and her husband Ed Coe, Sr., cel-
ebrated their 60th wedding
anniversary on December 5th.
The staff of SunBridge hosted
a beautiful reception to honor
them. The couple toasted each
other in the traditional linked-
arms with Christmas wine glasses
presented to them as a gift from
the staff. The table and back-
ground was decorated with
Christmas trees, wreaths, and
balloonrs. A cake by the Flour Mill
was adorned with yellow 'roses
and the punch was a sparkling
The Coes married young in,
life and had only known each
other for two weeks ,when they
discovered they were right for
each other. An added surprise
came when Mary's two sisters fell
in love with the groom's two
friends who were all in the service
together, married on the same
day. An article in the Lexington,
South Carolina paper ran an arti-
cle of the weddings with the cap-
tion 'The Yanks Have Invaded The
South," (The grooms were from
Massachusetts and Maine).
Although the Coes do not rec-
ommend such a young age to
marry, nor, .such a short
courtship, they have certainly
proved that love can outlast many
problems and hard times and love
can keep you young at heart.
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Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lee Raffield
Couple Exchanges Vows
Crystal Ann Hall and Daniel
Lee Raffield were united in mar-
riage on Saturday, December 7, at
2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist
Church of Port St. Joe. The cere-
mony was performed by Reverend
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Hall of Port
St. Joe and the granddaughter of
Mr. and Mrs. B.R. Williams.
The groom is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Danny Raffield and the
grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Carl
* 0 0 The Junior Service League of,
Port St. Joe will host a Mardi Gras
Gala on Saturday, February 24,."
The party of' the year will be
S' held at the 'iCehtennial ,Building,
and will begin at 8:00 'p.m: EST;
and will end at 12:00 p.m. EST.
The Mardi Gras Gala will fea-
ture a cocktail buffet prepared by.
some of the best cooks in ouri
area. The menu will include pork
tenderloin, roast beef, all types of
seafood, and a wide assortment :of
appetizers and delicious desserts.
r b' The Centennial Building will
be aglow with the Mardi Gras col-
ors of purple; green and blue.
Mardi Gras masks will be pro-
vided at the Gala, but you are
encouraged to.-wear a mask of
your own creation. A live band will
provide great dance music.'
The League' will be asking
local businesses -and individuals
to sponsor ,the Gala. Sponsor-
ships will be sold on three differ-
ent levels. Amenities for _.pon ors.
increase corresponding vwih th e I
Mardi Gras is a time of cele-
bration and festivity before the
start of the Lenten season. The
Mardi Gras Gala will be a grand
celebration of friends, food and
You may call 227-1111 to
purchase gala tickets. Each ticket
sold in January will be a $25
donation to the Junior Service
League of Port St. Joe. The ticket
price will be $35 per ticket in
February. If'you have purchased
your ticket through the mail in
the past. look forward to receiving
(See MARDI GRAS on Page 5A)
/ Janetta and Jacqueline Peters, the
/ dniilrertIs M I. an;di .lVrf. Jamis SamitnIl 'f .
Pet'rrs, of Porr Sr. /ce, ave 'ctllertilnq _'"
their birthdays during December wzth
family and friends. Jannetta was 9 on December 19th. She is in the third
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21st. She is in rth second grade at Port St. Joe. Elementary School. The girls'
gri'a ,pa rlnt.s are Mrs. Mary Perers ,ai' the late Nathan Peters, Sr, of Port
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our fond wishes are with you.
All the best to our many friends
throughput the area!
This has been a great year for us,
thanks to your generous support.
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STYLIST KELLY JOHNSON
(formerly of Aline's)
Victor LaFerle receives a plaque of appreciation from Janet Thompson, RN, Gulf County Health'
Department, in recognition of the Methodist Sunday School class' support for the Care Closet.
rare Closet Is Commu
Janet Thompson RN, Nursing Department presented a plaque to,
,Director Gulf County Health, Victor Laferle, the president of the
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JTo our special friends and customers:
May peace and happiness be yours
j-. this holiday season.
Thanks for your continued patronage.
Wewa Paint & Body
Pridgeon Memorial Sunday School
Class at the First United
Methodist Church, in apprecia-
tion for the support the church
and the Care Closet have given to,
the health department clients in,
The church paid tuition for a.
family of children to attend
church camp this summer. The
Care Closet, :which is located at
322 Long Avenue, has been a
wonderful blessing to the commu-
nity. Donations of used clothing,
which are donated from the entire
community, are sorted and sold
for fifty cents at the Care Closet.
An Air Force F-16 Fighting
Falcon, flying out of Tyndall Air
Force Base crashed into the Gulf
of Mexico, last Wednesday,
December 13, at about 2:50 p.m.
The plane was on an air-to-air
ti-aining mission. The plane was
assigned to the 27th Fighter Wing
at Cannon AFB, New Mexico, and
was on temporary duty at
Tyndall's 53rd Weapons
The pilot, Lt. Col. John C.
Harrison, safely ejected from the
aircraft, and was rescued by an
Air Force helicopter and evaluated
at Tyndall's medical clinic.
The jet remains in the ocean
south of Apalachicola. Due to nor-
mal tide action, the authorities
expect pieces of the aircraft to
wash up on shore. Anyone who
witnessed the crash or finds
debris from the jet should notify
the Aircraft Accident Board at
(850) 283-8911 or 283-3180 or
contact the Tyndall Command
Post at (850) 283-2155.
Some debris may' be sharp
and jagged. Please be careful if
you pick up any debris. A board of
,, Air Force officers is investigating
', the accident.
Oyster Size Workshop'
Automotive Business Opens
Another 'new business has opened its doors in Port St. Joe.
Saturday marked the ribbon cutting ceremony for 5-Star 2000
Collision Center, located on Highway 98, under the overpass.
'Zack and Cierra Scoggins, the owners' children, are shown after
the official ribbon cutting. Friends, family members, and others
joined the Scoggins for the ceremony and grilled hamburgers and hot
dogs this. past Saturday afternoon.
The business specializes in automotive body work and painting.
The interior decor of the business features antique gas pumps, and
other automotive memorabilia. Stop in and check out the Scoggins
and the newest business in Port St. Joe.
* Oysters Shrimp
* Crabs Groceries
* Great Hamburgers
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Willi From Page 1
He ex-plained that,. Williams
was the first black principal of a
totally ..'. integrated Northwest
Florida 'high school. and he
became principal at the recom-
mendation of a white superinten-
dent and a 5-0 vote by five white
school board members.
Williams went on to prove the
board made the right decision as
he helped put order to the school
structure and provided leadership
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during a time when students of
different races were at odds with.
Wilder said a pattern of excel-
lence in athletics and scholastic
achievement was also established
during Williams' tenure.
"He was always a student's'
best friend," WVilder said.
Simoria Beard, Williams'
daughter,- extended thanks on
behalf of herself and the Williams.
family for honoring her father in
She also shared how much it
meant for her and her family to be
continually stopped by folks who
just-wanted to share special sto-
ries about Mr. Williams.
S She further described her
father's affection for the school
and students, .saying his heart
was the school and that every sin-
gle student was important.
Williams began his teaching.
career as a sixth grade instructor
in 1955 and retired'as principal of
Port St. Joe High School in 1992.
The City of Port St. Joe would.
like to let the City residents know'
the household garbage collection
schedule for the week of
December 25th through 29th. o
Garbage will not be picked up
Son Christmas day. Monday's route
will be picked up on Tuesday, and
Tuesday's will be picked up on
Wednesday. Thursday and Friday
will be the normal schedule.
NOW See The Star On Line At
The National Oceanic and
Office for Law Enforcement is
offering a $10,000 reward for
information that leads to the
arrest and conviction of the par-
ties responsible for the deploy-
ment of a 70-yard long
monofilament gill net in which
four dead endangered green sea
turtles were found on October 18
in St. Joseph Bay.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation (FWC) is offering an
additional reward of $1,000,
through the agency's Wildlife Alert
Program, for information that
leads to an arrest. '
"I discovered the net during a
routine patrol of the bay," said
FWC Officer Mike Nobles. "I esti-
mate that the net had been in the
water for about a week. It con-
tained many marine species in
addition to the four green sea tur-
tles including pompano, conch,
horseshoe crabs, stone crabs, and
"The use of monofilament gill
nets has been illegal since 1994
when voters overwhelmingly.
approved a net limitation amend-
ment," said Major Kent Thompson
of the FWC's Bureau of Marine
Enforcement.' "So whoever is
responsible for deploying that net
is subject to prosecution by the
state under the law. Furthermore,
whoever is responsible for the net
also violated the Endangered
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Breeding populations o
sea turtles off Florida were
as endangered on July 28,
The greatest cause of dec
green turtle populations is
mercial harvest for eggs an
Other turtle parts are us
leather and jewelry,: and
turtles are sometimes stuf
curios. Incidental catch
fishing operations is a coni
source of mortality that ad
affects their recovery.
"The green sea turtle's
ery is progressing very slow
manly due to 1
interactions." said special
in charge of NOAA's Sou
Proulx. "We will use a
resources at our disposal I
|er fed- sue the person or people responsi-
ble for these turtles' deaths. We
f green hope that the reward we're offer-
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1978. ward with the information we,
line in need to identify the perpetrators."
s com- Anyone with information
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, small Fisheries Enforcement office, toll
fed for free. .at (850) 830-8850 or the
during F'WC's Panama City Beach office>
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versely An additional A500 reward is
being offered by the Florida-
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SGators Improve to 2-0 in District Play
WEWAHITCHKA 61, CHATTAHOOCHEE 53
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14TH
The Wewahitchka Gators
opened up a 27-25 halftime lead,
Mexico Beach held its annual Christmas decorating contest, and has
named its winners. Mike and Melody Powell took first place, followed by
Kim Gerard, 108 Hwy. 98, second; Tony and Karen Addison, 230 Nanook,
third; and Lee Gore, 204 8th St., honorable mention.
In the business division, Crystal Sands won first place, followed by
Fantasy Properties, second; Sharon's Cafe, third; and Citizens' Federal,
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bution from Arvida, helped put
the fund raiser over the goal.
These donations and toys will
enable the Knights of Columbus
.trd Catholic Chanties to help,
provide Chnstmas for more than
100 children signed up to receive
The project organizers would
like to thank The Star: Ar ida: the
hLih school NJROTC: the City of
Port St. Joe; John Reeves: Santa,
Claus; and Bay Artique, Heart's
Desire,. Needles and. Thread.
Picture Perfect Frames. Reeves
Furniture & Relfnishing. The
Athletic House. Roy'5 Hardware.
Portside Trading Company. and
Radio Shack (the nine Port St. Joe
stores in Saturdays shopping
The toys will be 'sorted and
packaged by the St. Joseph
Catholic Church's Youth Group
and given out. on Thursday,
December 21st, from 10-a.m. to 1
p.m. at the St. Joseph Catholie.
Church Parish Hall.
Project organizer .Jim Newton:..
said plans are already underway
for the second annual "Christmas,
RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE GULF
COUNTY JAIL. ..
Tuesday, December 12th-
Michael Thomas, 25, B/M, of Port
St. Joe, two counts of the sale of
cocaine; and Tasha Thomas, 27,
B/F, of Panama City, disorderly
Thursday, December 14th-
James Mamoran, 27, of
Wewahitchka, cultivation of mari-
juana and possession of marijua-
na; and Robert K. Goodell, 29,
W/M, of Wewahitchka, aggravat-
ed battery with a deadly weapon.
Friday, December 15th-
Jason W. Laurimore, 22, W/M, of
Wewahitchka, violation of
community control (re: posses-
sion of a controlled substance);'
Rita Page, 36, W/F, of
Wewahitchka, worthless checks;
and Mary Ramsey, 52, B/F, of.
Port St. Joe, failure to appear (no
valid driver's license).
Saturday, December 16th-
Michael. Burke, 39, W/M, of
Wewahitchka, breach of peace.
Sunday, December J1Zlth-
Gary Stanley, 36, W/M, of
S Wewahitchka, driving under the
"'We're setting preliminary
goals of reaching at least 150 chil-
dren and raising approximately'
85,000." Newton said. The spon-
sors fully hope to see this project-
ed goal expended with an ultimate
ambition of reaching every child
in Gulf County who otherwise
might not experience Christmas.
outscoring Chattahoochee 34-28
in the second half of play for, a 61-
53 victory in Thursday night's
District 3-2A .match-up. The
Gators improved to 2-0 in the dis-
Derrick Williams (22) dunks
in the Gators' first two points in
Wewahitchka's 53-50 loss to
As a fund raiser, a local young
girls' step team called the Ivy
Charmette's will be hosting an
after Christmas three-on-three
double elimination basketball p
'tournament. The group, under
the direction of Ms. Keeva Gatlin,
will be holding othe. competition
Saturday, December 30th at the
Chapman Elementary School
Gym. The gym is located at the
corner of U. S. 98 and 14th street
in Apalachicola. .
The tournament will begin,
promptly at 10:00 a.m., and the
admission will be $3.00 per per-
son. A cash prize of $300, and a
team trophy will go to the first,
place winner., $100 plus a team
trophy will be given to the second
place winner, and one team tro-
phy will go to the team that fin-
'Should you be interested in
placing a team in this exciting
competition and picking up some.
extra cash, or if you need addi-5
tional information you can con-,
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..,tors-Van W. Johnson at 653-"
9239, Fonda Davis at 653-8568 or
Keeva Gatlin at 653-8613. The
entry fee is $60.00 per team if
submitted before December 23rd;
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December 23rd, but before
December 27th. The absolute'
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trict and 4-3 overall.
Pete Taunton led the Gators
with a game-high 18 points. Der-
rick Williams followed with 15
points, while Bradley Shavers
chipped in 13 for the Gators.
Score by Quarters
Gators 15 12 16 18 61
Jackets 12 13 8 20 53
WEWA (61)- Brandon Jones 8,
Bradley Shavers 13, Derrick
Williams 15, Pete Taunton 18,
Titus Pittman 4, and John Poe 3.
CHATT. (53)- Damion Jackson 2,
Tashodrick Galloway 3, Malcolm
Doyle 2, Deshawn Goodson 11,
'Anthony Hannah 7, Al Napier 7,
.Everette White 4, and Kendrick
WEWAHITCHKA 50, RUTHERFORD 53
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15TH
The Gators rallied from a 50-
31 deficit at the end of the third
quarter to outscore Rutherford
.19-3 in the final period, but fell
three points short in their 53-50
loss to the Rams Friday night.
Wewahitchka trailed 31-23 at
Derrick Williams led the
Gators with a game-high 17
points with two big dunks. in the
first half. Brandon Jones followed
with 11 points, and Pete Taunton
added nine for Wewahitchka ,(4-4).
The Gators host Arnold High
, ',... a,.. '..<,. .
Brandon Jones (10) picks up
two of his 11 points with this
School Friday night at 7:15 CT,
and will travel to Port St. Joe to
play in the 10th Annual Gulf'
County Classic December 27th
through the 29th.
Score by Quarters
Rams 14 17 19 3
Gators 12 11 8 19
WEWA (50)- Brandon Jones 11,
Bradley Shavers 4, Derrick
Williams 17, Pete Taunton 9,
John Poe 4, Bryon Jones 2, and
Myron May 3.
RUTH. (53)- Croon 8, Vandevan-
.der 11, Whatley 4, Anderson 6,
Smith 12, Broxton 4, and Griffin
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Port St. Joe will play Dr.
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Wednesday afternoon in the
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"We have a real test this week
against some good teams," said
head coach Ronald Bradley. "It
will give us a chance to find out
how good we are at this point in
Score by Quarters
Sharks 25 23 21 26 95
Jackets 5 17 11 13 46
PSJ (95)- Ray Bailey 9, Prince
PORT ST. JOE 95, GREENSBORO 46
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11TH
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
picked up theirfourth consecutive
victory Saturday night with a 95-
46 win over Greensboro In a Dis-
trict 3-2A match-up. The Tiger
Sharks (5-2, 2-0) scored over 20
points in each quarter.
Port St. Joe led 48-22 at half-
time, and outscored Greensboro
47-24 in the second half of play,
Isaiah Jenkins made 13 of his
18 shots from the field to lead the
Sharks with a game-high 31
points. Jenkins also had two big
dunks and four steals. Seneca
Chambers followed with 26
points, five steals, seven rebounds
and three assists. Kyron Bailey
added 14 points, and five
Ray Bailey led the team with
11 assists and seven rebounds.
while Prince Jones had a team-
high five steals. ,
The Tiger Sharks travel this
Wednesday to Gainesville to par-
ticipate in the Collegetown Classic
hosted by the Gainesville Sports
Organizing Committee. Sixteen of
the state's top basketball pro-
grams will be in the tournament
and they are: Port St. Jboe, Lake
Region, Gainesville Bucholz.
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The Port St. Joe Sharks will
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Classic December 27 through the
29th in "the Dome."
Game 1- 3:30 Rutherford vs. Lake
Game 2- 5:00 Cottondale vs.
Game 3- 6:30 Leon vs. Tampa
Game 4- 8:00 Port st. Joe vs,
: December 28th
Game 5- 3:30 Losers of 1 & 2
Game 6- 5:00 Losers of 2 & 3
Game 7- 6:30 Winners of 1 & 2'
Game 8- 8:00 Winners of 2 & 3
Game 9- 3:30 Losers of 5 & 6
Game 10- 5:00 Winners of 5 & 6
Game 11- 6:30 Losers of 7 & 8
Game 12- 8:00 Winners of 7 & 8
PORT ST. JOE 43, LIBERTY Co. 37
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14TH
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
improved to 3-0 in District 3-2A
and 4-3 overall with Thursday
night's 43-37 victory over Liberty
Tynetta Towner led the Lady
Sharks with 15 points, while Bon-
mne Belin added I11.
,.* PORT ST. JOE 41, CHATT. 65
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15TH
The Lady Sharks picked up
their first District 3-2A loss of the
season with Friday night's 65-41
loss to Chattahoochee. Port St.
Joe dropped to 4-4 overall on the
season and 3-1 in the district.
Tynetta Towner led the Ladv
Sharks with a game-high 25
Jones 8, Isaiah Jenkins 31,
Seneca Chambers 26, Kyron Bai-
ley 14, Santiel Chambers 5, and
Dustin Cruz 2.
CHATT. (46)- Amos Bostick 12,
Michael Campbell 17, Chris Britt
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2000-2001 TIGER SHARKS-
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Jenkins, Dustin Crews, Kyron
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Let us reflect upon the Miracle of Christmas and rejoice in
His message offaith, love and peace on earth.
With best wishes and deep gratitude for your loyal patronage this past year.
May you and your family enjoy a most miraculous holiday season.
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We extend our best wishes for a Happy Holiday '
Season and a New'Year filled with Peace, Joy ',.
and Happiness to all our. Clients and Friends.
Thank you for your loyalty.
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My name is Arnisha. I am five
years old. I would like a scooter,
baby doll, and a cotton candy
Thank you, Arnisha
I have been a good girl. I want
a new Barbie, 'a Kelly doll and a
puppy. I will leave you some tcook-
ies and milk.
I love you, Jackie
Please bring me a playstat ion.
some play station games, and a
pair of rollerblades. Thank you.
My name is Caitlyn Nicole
Thursday and I am 6 years .old. I
have been very good. I would like
a scooter, a entertainment center,
a baby doll.
I love you, C1fflyn
Please bring me a basket ball
goal, a Barbie secret message.
and a Barble ward robe. I will
leave you cookies.
Love, Briana Thomas
I have tried to be a good girl. I
want three things for Christmas.
A, scooter, Barbie doll and teddy
bear. Thank you very much. I am
5 years old.
My name is Jay Shiver, I am 5
years old. I would like a real go-
cart,' a scooter, and a play 4-
wheeler for Kaleb, my little broth-
I would like a sleeping bag,'
Barbie, a porcelain doll, and a
Beanie baby for Christmas.
Love, Taylor Lamm
I've been a very good boy this
year. Could you please bring me a.'
remote control robot, finger
skates/finger dirt bike, and any-'
thing Power Ranger. I will leave.
out some milk and cookie for you'
and a carrot for Rudolph. Oh and,
please don't forget my brother and
sister. I just turned 6, oh, don't
My name is Caleb and I am 5
years old. For Christmas can you
please bring me a choo-choo
train, some motorcycles, and a lot
of pokemon stuff. I will leave
cookies and milk for you and a
carrot for Rudolph.
Love, Caleb Hall
My name is Skye Bennie
Hunter. I would like bow and
arrows, puppy, baby, and crib.
Love, Skye Hunter
Please bring me a skateboard,
a bike. and a scooter. I have been
very good. I will leave cookies and
milk. Thank you!
My name is Tyler Worley. I am
. 5-years old. I have been a very
good boy this year and would like
a Nintendo 64. I would,, also like
an air hockey game arid .a new
fishing pole. I will leave you some
: milk and cookies.
Love, Tyler Worley
S. I would like a remote control
ear,, some army men, and a army
trick, and a bulldozer.
Love, Earl Brian
,; Please bring me a little toy
monster truck with batteries, an
alligator, and the Ants in the
Pants game. I will leave you. cook-
fes and milk. Thank you.
Please bring me a truck, a
soft-bear, and some play-doh. I
will leave some cookies and milk.
Please bring me a trick bike, a
Nintendo 64, and a scooter.
Please bring me a lot of toys. I
want a helicopter and a Barbie. I
want a dog.
I want a horse, red bike, and
a gun Love, .Joshua Pollnell
". : age 5
S Dear Santa,
I have been good. Please bring
me a play station, X Man and the
. -Hero Warriors. I will leave you
Christmas Blessings to All
May peace and goodwill surround you, and may the true spirit of Christmas live in
your hearts. Our sincere thanks go out to each and every one of you for your kind
patronage and friendship this past year.
'Seasons Greetings '& Happy New Year.from
My name is Carley. I am 5. I
would like a Barbie lip glpss
maker, and Barbie cash register. I
have been a good girl. Thank you
and I love you.
My name is Travis Lucas. I
am 5 years old. I would like a
motorcycle, a book on snakes
with pictures in it and a pouchie
dog. I will leave you some milk
and cookies. Thank you Santa, I
My name is Jackson Combs
and I am 5 years old. Please bring
me a 4-wheeler, a helmet, and a
My name is Lacey and I am
six months old. For Christmas I
would like for you to bring me
some toys to help me learn new
sights and sounds. Ask my
Mommy which ones, because she
has taken me shopping in toy
stores and she knows which ones
make me get excited.
I am a good little girl, I don't
fuss and cry much-only when
I'm sleepy or hungry, and I sleep
all night so my Daddy and.
Mommy can rest.
Love, Lacey Linton
(with a little help from Nona)
I have been a good boy. I
would like the following things for
Christmas: scooter, playstation,
Super Nintendo 64, Gameboy and
a Pokemon game, Pokemon cards,
playstation games, and REAL
drums. I will try to have some,'
cookies waiting for you Christmas'
Thank you, Jared:
I have been a good girl. I
would like the following things for
Christmas: a baby doll, a yellow
baby buggy, a puppy dog, a swing
set, and that's alll I will try to have
some cookies waiting for; you
Christmas Eve -and deer food for
Thank \ou. Kristiana
age 2 1/2
The Christmas spirit is evident all over Wewahitchka. From roof
tops to sidewalkshomes, yards, and businesses are all lit up with fes-
tive lights and decorations. Santa will have no problem finding Wewa.
And those driving by are sure to enjoy all the wonderful sights.
filled with 4 I
and spirit of
Thank you for your patronage this past year!
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; Into The USAF
Brian J. Vilendrer was for-
mally3 sworn into the US Air.Force,
Sunday, December 10th, during
the half-time of the Green Bay
and Lions Football game, in Green
Brian is the grandson of Hilly
and Marcia Cimpher of Stone Mill
Creek and the nephew of Beverly
Matthews of Stone Mill.
Brian will graduate this
spring from Perdeeville High
School in Wisconsin and is a for-
mer student of Wewahitchka.
Give A Loving Pet A
Home for Christmas
Sport, a seven month old pup.
along with others at the humane
society would love .to be a
Christmas. gift for someone you"!
At present the humane' soci-
ety also has a one year old female
red shepherd mix; a black male,
lab; a female chow. mix; two' lab
mix puppies; several black labs: ,
small red dogs: two long hair cats,
one black male cat; and one
orange and white cat.
For more Information. you
may contact the SL. Joseph Bay.
Humane Society at 227-1103 or
visit the web site at www.cape
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"Men for the sake of getting a
living forget to live." Many people,
get so caught up in the world that
they forget to stay in the basics of
life. Ecclesiastes 3:13
says that "...every man
should eat and dnnk.
and enjoy the good of
his labor, it is a gift."
For most students,
choosing a college is
one. of the biggest deci-
sions they will have to
make. Well, for any stu-
dent interested in going
to Gulf Coast
you can pick up a
spring schedule in the
guidance office. Also, I
would like to encourage all seniors
to go see Mrs. Ramsey about col-
Everyone in school loves to
*play games. Well, we just started a
new game. We have the chance to
get to know our teachers a little
better. Each week there will be a
"Mystery Teacher." Posters will be
put .around the school with infor-
mation and facts. about, an
Gulf Coast Community col-
lege's accreditation by the
Southern Association of Colleges
and Schools was reaffirmed on
December, 5 during the 105th
annual meeting of the Southern
Association in Atlanta, Georgia.
Present for the announcement
were Dr. Bob McSpadden. GCCC
president: Qr- Linda Adair., execu-
tive %ice president: and sx rnem--
b'ers of the college's Self-Study
Steering Committee, Steve
Dunnivant, Dana Dye, Dr. Dan
Finely, Cheryl Flax-Hyman, John
Holdnak and Wanda Luckie.
First accredited by the
Southern Association in 1962,
Gulf Coast previously received
reaffirmation of accreditation in
1.970, 1980, and 1990.'
Reaffirmation is preceded by a rig-
orous institutional self-study
process, which is followed by peer
review, and on-site evaluation .of
the college's educational pro-'T
grams and operations.
More than 2,500 delegates'
attended workshops and semi-
nars on more than 100 topics.
took action on accreditation
issues, and set policy for the
regional accrediting agency.
The featured speaker wais cel-
ebrated poet and actress. Mlaya
Sarah Danielle Fox
Fox, A FSU Grad
Sarah (Danielle) Fox, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Fox,
has graduated from Florida State
University in Tallahassee. In cere-
monies at the Tallahassee Civic
Center on Saturday. December
16, the University presented
Danielle- a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Economics. Danielle is
an honor graduate .of Port St. Joe
High School class of 1996.;-
A reception was held in
Tallahassee to honor Danielle.
Mary Goodman graciously hosted
the delightful event attended by
Danielle's parents, her friends,
relatives, coworkers, and special
friend Christopher Goodman.
Danielle is a career service
employee with the Florida
Department of Revenue rin
Tallahassee. She is presently conri
sidering her options regarding
enrollment in graduate school.
"unknown" teacher. You will have
the opportunity to guess who the
teacher is being described. When
you. think you- have, figured out
who it is. you can pick up a form in
the front office. There
i- will be a prize to give to
I M the first student who
rThere is always
room for improvement.
There is now a school
located by the student
1 This suggestion box
allows the students to
give their ideas of ways
to make our school
would like to thank Jennifer Craig
for putting together our dress up
'days. We have had a lot of fun
dressing up. Great job Jennifer.
Our sports team are doing
great. Basketball is in season and
everybody knows it. This is a big
season for Port St Joe High School
and we would like for everyone to
come out and join us.
Thank your '
Angelou, who also is an adjunct
professor of American Studies at
Wake Forest University, Winston-
Salem, North Carolina.
Delegates attended work-
-shops and seminars on topics as
varied as the accredition process,
distance learning and technology
issues. character education,
brain-based-teaching and learn-
'ing. inteinati6fial education and .
-Delegates attending the
annual meeting included faculty,
administrators and educational
professionals representing the -
more than 12,000 accredited pub-
lic and private institutions
enrolling nearly 11 million stu-
dents in universities, senior col-
leges, junior. colleges, community
colleges, high schools, junior high
schools, middle schools. elemen-
'tary schools. supplementary edu-
cation facilities, early childhood
Centers and kindergartens.
Founded in 1895 and head-
'quartered in Decatur, Georgia, the"
Southern Association is one of six
regional accrediting bodies in the
.United States and .works with
schools and colleges in 22 south-
ern states from Virginia through
: Texas, in Mexico, the Caribbean,
and, Central and South America.
Accreditation .is. a non-govern-
mental and voluntary process
concerned with improving educa-
tiqnal quality, .and assuring the
public that member instutions
meet established standards.
The Gulf County School'
Readiness Coalition will be meet-
ing on January 16, 2001 at 2:00
p.m., ET at the Gulf County'
School Board, located at 150
Middle School Road, in Port St.
Agenda' for this meeting will
be partnership.board news, finan-
cial report;andl membership,
updafe. The meeting is open to
the public and interested citizens
are invited to attend. For' more
information you may call Renea
Black at Early Childhood
Services, Inc, at 872-7550,
The Gulf County School
Board plans to start a,40-hour
school- bus. driver training class
beginning Tuesday, January 16,
2001. The class is for all teachers,
administrators, coaches, spon-
sors, substitute drivers, etc., who
desire to be certified to drive a
The class will consist 'of 20
hours class room instruction and
eight hours actual driving time.
The class will be held at the Gulf
County Adult School in .Port St.
Joe at 6:00 ET. For more informa-
tion you may contact Carolyn
Peak at 227-1204 or 639-2422.
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Ten Years of Safe
And Healthy Kids
On December 13, Dr. Tom,
Curry talked with each second
grade classroom at Port St. Joe
Elementary School on the topic
"Growing Up Safe and Healthy."
This marks the tenth consecutive
year he has provided service.
S Dr. Curry began teaching
these classes when his own
daughter. Lisa, was a student in
Barbara Whitfield's second grade
classroom. Lisa is now a junior.
During the past years he has also
seen his sons Tom and Jimmy in
With his qwn children nqw
Faith Christian School
Don't forget that school gets
out- at 12:00 noon .on Friday,
December 22, for' K-5 through
grade eight. The younger students.
in pre-kindergarten will leave at-
their regular times. Our teachers'
will come back on January 8 for a
school workshop, and students,
will return on Tuesday, January,
We all enjoyed the Christmas
program put on by the students,
in grades two through eight.
Students in grade two played the
parts of the holy family and the
shepherds on the first Chnstmas
day, and grades three and four'
put on a play about our gift to the
Christ child and ourselves. The,
chorus, grade five through eight..
sang several Christmas selections
throughout the program.
After our principal Dr. Bill,
-Taylor had finished reading the'
Christmas story from Luke an'i-.
commenting on God's love for us.
we celebrated Jesus' birthday,
with gifts from the students, of
toys and food. A birthday cake for
Jesus was enjoyed by all, and we
thank Mrs. Sheryl Bradley for!
This year, and every year, wd
are so thankful for our studentsK
parents, teachers, friends, and
family, but even more so for our
Saviour, Jesus Christ. As we cele-
brate His birth, it is our prayyer
that He is your savior, too. Have a
safe and blessed Christmas holi:
WES Honor Roll
The following is a list of stu-
dents who were left off the Wewa
Elementary School honor roll list
for the first nine weeks; They are
Fifth grade, all A's and B's--
Catherine Long, Whitney Myrick,
Shana Pridgeon, Joshua Sandlin,;
Vanessa Wait, Brandi Whitfield;
Derek McNamara, Tabitha Pelt,
Audreanna Riley, Samantha
Spivey, and Brandi Whitfield.
well beyond these grades, he
faithfully continues his annual
visit. His topics include healthy
eating, wearing seat belts, coming
to school ready to learn, and gun
safety. The children have opportu-
nity to ask. questions and raise
health topics of current interest to
A, new issue this year was
safety and the scooters children
hope to receive for Christmas. Dr.
Curry recommends helmets and
equipment like that used with
skate boarding. First time ques-
tions were also asked about water..
safety and surfing. His responses
helpfully reinforced the concerns
being taught at home and school.
Having talked with his own
children about these matters, Dr.
Tom is up to date and down to
earth. As well as his private prac-
tice, he has been involved with
Emergency Services in Gulf
County.. He knows first hand the
health and safety problems faced
by Gulf County's children.
The citizen's of Gulf County
owe a debt'of gratitude to volun-
teers like Dr. Curry. who regularly'
donate their valuable time to offer
important 6serrices to our school
Dr. Curry's visits are arranged
by the School Health Services
Team of the Gulf .County Health
By:. Anna Salzer
By: Anna Salzer '
Winter is here and so is that
special, time of the week. You
guessed it, Port St. Joe Middle
School news is here!
Let's begin with the festivities
happening Thursday, December
21. There will be a Christmas
movie in the morning followed by
a Christmas dance. During the
dance the AA greeting card con-
test winter will be announced.
There will be an early dismissal of
Congratulations to Ms.
Donna Howze from PSJMS for
being the recipient of a Reading
Enhancement Grant from
Florida's Department of
Education. Of 5,000 applicants,
only 30% were funded. Way to go
The Christmas holidays also
mean school holidays. Students
enjoy your break. After the early
Thursday; dismissal school won't
be happening for students again
until Wednesday, January 10.
That's it for this week and mel
I'd like to say I've enjoyed writing
for this nine weeks and good luck
to the next author Happy and
safe holidays everyone.
by: James Destifino and Cerrell
Students will be dismissed
from school on December 21 for
holiday break. Lunch will not be
served. Teachers will return on
January 8 for the workday, the
9th is inservice, and students will
return on the 10th. Report cards
will be sent home with the stu-
dents on January 19th. The first
Gold Card Party of the New Year'
will be held on January 25th.
Seniors need to turn in a pay-
ment for their senior ads in the
yearbook as soon as we are back
from Christmas break.
The boy's varsity basketball
team is currently 4-4. They have
wins against Marianna,
Apalachicola, Blountstown. and
Chattahoochee. Last Friday the
team lost a very close game to:
Rutherford. Notably, we are. 2-0 in
our district. Our next game is
Friday at home against Arnold.
Check out the Schoolcruiser
web site http://prod.schoolqruis.-
er.com/gcsb"/ and our: school
could win a scanner and color'
printer. 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, and
other clothing items have .,been
found. Please come by the front
office to claim your lost items.
School will be dismissed at
11:35 on Thursday, December 21..
Christmas Holidays .
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.
.. .. -. ,_ ..
Accreditation Has Been
Reaffirmed For GCCC
Game time is 6:00 for the JV.,
Good luck Gators.
The girls broke. into the wif ,
column: last Friday as they beat
Carrabelle. Lindsey Carter scored-
24 points to lead the attack.,
Everyone on the roster, scored,'
to o .
Any student 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. Ther&
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 .touring! It is available
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 SGA is planning a dance.
It will be in the commons after a
basketball game. This will be after
the New Year so be on the look
The'band held itsaiiyual
dance alter the Christmas para'
on Saturday -lt--was a great
turnout and a lot of fun.
Juniors and senior parents
need to be aware of all the schol-
arships available to college bound
students. Stop by the guidance
office, and room 4 for assistance.,.
And don't forget to fill out yo1ir-
Gulf County Scholarship forms.,
WHS will be sponsoring a
team in the Relay for Life. If you
would like to participate as a team
member, please contact Dii
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 evenirig
from 6:00 until 8:00. The Sr. Highi
winners were: Behavioral anrd:
Social, first, taura Husband, see-
ond, Jessica Wells, and third
Cassie Ward: Environmental, first
Jake Sylvester: Botany, first Bei
Jones, second Ashley Berens;
Honorable mention. Brook,
Parrish: Chemistry, first, Jamie
Cain, second Brandi Williams:
and'third Jeremy Cain,; honorable'.
,mention, Dixie. Flowers- -
Microbiology, first, Myron May"
second Dottie Hall, and third,
Dawn' Hall; Earth and Space,
first, Patrick Kerrigan; Zoology,
first. Fritz Stoppelbein, second,
Lindsey Miller;. Engineering, first
Rosanna Ensley, second, Kyle
Millironis, and third Jamie
McCovery; Overall, first, Jamie
Cain, second, Rosanna Ensley,
and third Lindsey Miller; -show-
stopper award, Rosanna Ensley.
In, the junior high -division,
Behavioral and Social, first,
Sheiletta Fisher; Environmental,
first, Jade Gaskin, second, Cody
Bidwell, and third, Holley Grey;
Botany, first, Sarah Lawrence,
and Honorable Mentions Brittany
Grice, and Jill Pippin; Medicine
and Health, Honorable Mention
Courtney Wood; Chemistry, first,
Matthew Dorman, and second,
Bridgette Parker; Physics, first,
Steven Peak; Earti and Space,
first Geoffrey Hel ms; Zoology,
first, Nathan Grimes;
Engineering, first, Jacob Jordan,
second, Justin Barnes; Overall,
first, Jade Gaskin, second,
Matthew Dorman, and third,
Geoffrey Helms; Showstopper
award Jade Gaskin.
In both divisions the
,, Principal's Award went to Jade
Gaskin, first runner up was
Jamie Cain, and second runner
up was Rosanna Ensley.
Everyone did a terrific jobl
While enjoying the holiday
season, please be careful on-the
highways. As the saying goes,
recklessness takes no holidays.
St.-, P-e St geeZ720 af 59
"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1i/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
.Sunday Bible Study ................... 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship ......... 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study ............... 7:00 p.m. CT
* "A Poprof Victory"
'i.sA+-Chukrek of tke Nazarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School ............. ... ..... 10 a.m. G ive uito the Lo,'d tl~e 1lo y
Sunday Morning Worship ............... 1 a.m. Ji^e His nCme. 'oesltip the
Sunday Evening Worship ................ 6 p.m. Lord the beaIf0y o[ holiess.
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m. Psalm i 29:2
^" FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
S g 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
's' : 'Sixteenth Street
Sunday Worship....... 10 a.m.
Fellowship Time .10:45 a.m. o
Adult School ....... ..11 a.m.
*Sunday School -
*Young Children v
SNursery Available i
IPastprRev. J; Reid Came.ion Highway 71/.Cecil CostinSrBlvd
CHURCH OF CHRIST
. i ,.: MEETS ,
9:30 a.m. Sunday
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
In This Season of
Like a candle burning brightly,
Gods ead us in the igft
direction. Ilay you enjoy
a b, ssed iolifay.
Your friends at
0 uptst tChurch
invite you to join them in
Christmas Eve. 0Monii
y .. worship Service
You and your family are alsO
encouraged to participate
in a special 5:30 p.m.
-Candleh gt Service
observancee of 'The Lord's Supper
It is said that time goes fast
when you are having fun. These
last ten months have indeed gone
fast, and it is because we are hav-
ing fun. What a wonderful bless-
ing' it is t9 now call Port St. Joe
"home"! We thank you all for mak-
ing us feel so welcome.
We are especially grateful for
the wonderful people at Long
Avenue Baptist Church. Your
kindness"to us and dedication to
the church and community are
indeed a great blessing.
:We also would like to express
our appreciation to so many oth-
ers who work hard to make this
community' such a great place to
live. How good it is to see
churches; businesses, and public
officials working so closely
together to build and maintain
such a great place to live. A spe-
cial thanks also to the Merchants
Association for the great farmly
Let Us Not Forget
During this wonderful and
busy time of the year, let us not
forget that Jesus is still the reason
for the season. So take some time
this holiday season and offer a gift
of thanks to Jesus, the Saviour of
Michael A. Guido
A little boy was lying desper-
ately ill in the hospital. His
mother was sitting by his bed,
holding his hand. She had been
up all night. and was very tired.
At last she was overcome by
sleep, and her. hand slipped
Quietly the nurse heard the
boy pray, "0 Lord, mom has let
go of my hand. Jesus, take my
hand, won't You?"
Has the one who has been the
dearest to you let go of your
'hand? Are you lonely and
Why don't you do as the boy
did? Look up to the Lord just
now and say, "Jesus, take hold
,of my hand, won't You?" He ill!
and 'spiritual emphasis of
Christmas on the Coast. Surely,
the future of Port St. Joe is a
We pray that each of you will
know the true joy of Christmas,
which is Christ Jesus. May God
continue to bless our community.
With Christmas blessings,
Bro. John and Sheree
Pastor, Long Avenue Baptist
Philadelphia Primitive Baptist
Church will be hosting a special
Christmas Eve Service on
December 24, at 11:00 a m. The
guest speaker will be Ken .Farmer
Sof Kileen, Texas.,
Thomas to Speak
w, As a service to the commu-
nity. all interested persons are
cordially invited Monday, January
8, at 2:00 p.m., to hear a guest
speaker. Eugenia Thomas will
speak about services offered by
the Abused Women's Center. The
meeting will be at St. James'
Episcopal Church, located at 800
22nd Street in Port St. Joe.
Following the meeting, light
refreshments will be served.
Statistics prove this is a wide-
A spread problem. Please put this
date on your calendar. Come and
learn how you can recognize and
help individuals in this situation.
Thank you Diane and Terry
for seeing our lost cat flyer in Port
St. Joe IGA then running back
there to get our phone number
after you realized' that 'the stray '
that you had. been feeding was
indeed our precious Mayo.
He and my family are very
grateful for your call and for your
love of animals to have fed him as
a stray for two months. I'd also
like to thank IGA for displaying
the flyer on their window so that
even after we had lost hope of ever
seeing him again that we were still
able to be located to receive our
wonderful early Christmas pre-
Debbie and Jon
FFirst Baptist Church>
j 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
SBrent Vickery Buddy Caswell
] .. Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
Sunday School .. . . . 9:45 am
Worship Service ... ... .. 11:00 am
Disciple Trining ... .... ........... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ...... . ... .7:00 pm
Wednesday. Prayer Meeting ........ .. 7:00 pm
K "THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" j
Teaching the Truth of God's Word
FAITR BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street Pdrt St. Joe 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor .,
Sunday School .. ........ p;: .10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service ...... .... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening -Service .. .. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night PrayeriMeeting & Bible Study .7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Port 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.
S Evening Worship.' .. .....7:30 p.m.
"(850) 227-1724 Wednesday Choir Practice ... 7-.30 p.m.
Rev. Jesse Evans Robert E. Downs, Jr. Diana Sealey
K PASTOR Choir Direcror Touth'& Children's Director2
ace Baptist Chur
BUT THOSE WHO MOPE IN THE LORD WILL
RENEW THEIR 5TRENGTM. THEY WILL 50AR ON
WING LIKE EAGLE5 .. ISAIAH 40:31
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at o10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Pastor Lee Cordell
Church: 227-1180 http://www.graceeagles.org
Family Life Church'
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus."
and join us in worship ... rt.
10:30 Sunday Morning .rlai.colIaE... E' '1 W, ... PanamaCity
7:00 Wednesday evening Hwy.
S,71:d e A .
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford 7 R Familyfe church
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net .. Wewahichkaq
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)
BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
r ;T1[ "311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
S'A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
l 'MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM ET EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM ET
Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00 pm
"0 taste and see char the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship .God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
-For information concerning our bus ministry, please call 647-5026 -
First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Pastor; Bro. Marcus H. Sturdivant Church Office 227-1493
Sunday School ........ . .. .....9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship . . 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service . .......6:30 p.m.
Wednesday ..... ........... 7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us
fFirst United M ethodist Church
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday 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: 648-8820
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
+ ++ ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
Curtis "Jack" Johnson
Curtis J. "Jack" Johnson, 57,
of Wewahitchka, passed away
Tuesday, December 12 in
Wewahitchka. He was a lifelong,
resident of Wewahitchka and
worked as a logger .
Survivors include his mother,
Louise Johnson of Wewahitchka;
one daughter, Pache Pndgeon and
husband Bud of Wewahitchka;
live grandchildren, Shana. Tyler.
Clay. Sumer Pridgeon. and
Brandon Mayhann of
Wewahitchka: two brothers.
Lavon Johnson and Lamar
Johnson, both of Wewahitchka;
many nieces arid nephews, and a
very special fnend. Pat Davey.
Graveside funeral services
were held at 1:00 p.m., CT. on
Friday. December 15. at Fountain
Cemetery'. conducted by Dallas
Presley. Interment followed. .
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Betty Jean Jones
Betty Jean Bevis Jones'. 77. of'
Mexico Beach, died Tuesday,
Sunday, Decembern 24 at 5:00 P.M. (Central)
"First Baptist Church
\ Located at 823 N.: 15th Street
Corner of 15th and California
SPh one (850) 648-5776
December 12. She was a native of
Baldwin and had been a resident
of Mexico Beach arid Tallahassee
since 1977. She was a home-
maker and a genealogist and was
of the Methodist faith. She was a
childhood resident of Quincy.
Mrs. Jones is survived by her
husband, James R "Bob" Jones,
Sr, of Mexico Beach: two sons
James R. "Jim" Jones, Jr. of
Tallahassee and Laurence M.
"Larry" Jones, of Austin, Texas;
one brother A.M. "Buddy"' Bevis of
Tallahassee: one sister Shirley B.'
Wynn of Tallahassee; three grand--
children; arid five great grandchil-
Funeral' services were held on
Friday, December 15, at the
graveside in Sycamore Cemetery
located in Greensboro.
All ,services were under the
direction of Bevis Funeral Home
9 a.m. Sunday
0. a' *~1S
Page 6V 7he Ster, Pot St. roe, 7 7huu1rday, Veeemers 21. 2000
B 3 I R Mexico Beach New Year's Eve Celeb:
On December 31 Special
Events for Mexico Beach, Inc. will
coordinate the "Celebrate Safe
and Celebrate Twice New Year's
Ever on the Beach'es." The Bay
Town Trolley will once again be
providing FREE transportation for
those wishing to ring in the New
Year both on central and eastern
The trolleys will transport
both residents and visitors to and
from Mexico Beach and St. Joe
Beach from 7:00. p.m.,CT until
2:00 a.m. CT. The trolley's tenta-
tive route is from the Wonder Bar
in St. Joe Beach, down Highway
98 to the Blue Water Inn on
Miramar Drive in Mexico Beach
and looping around CR 386
(Ovei-street Road) and 386A (15th
Those wishing to catch the
trolley should stand on the side of
the road and wave 'for the trolley
to stop for pickup. Businesses
donating to the event will be offl
cial stopping points, which xi I be.
listed on a brochure distributed>-
by Special Events for Mexicob
Have a save and happy holi-'
day season and celebrate at the
"All I Want for Christmas"
There's nothing like telling Santa Claus himself what you want
for Christmas. In the photo above Haley Anderson took the
opportunity to sit on Santa's lap and,give him her wish list. Santa
was at Reeves Unfinished Furniture Saturday, with donations from
the photos being used to assist in providing toys for needy children.
We wish you much happiness
ana good fortune through
the holiday season and
beyond. Thanks for doing
business mich us
1 cimborn iing
"And the angel said unto them,
Fear not for behold.
I bnrg 'vou good tidings of
greit joy. wruch shall be to all
Luke 2 IC
Spr3jd rnle 7,-',o.d ,dlina cli
(C', T r i: in Thv in'-, ~i, ,r t' 'i.j
-.:: ," -rt 'I- I' b l1. 'h .- i't Ji
Glass & Supply,
Johnny, Brenda, Michael,
Sarah, Bubba and Joel
74e Star, PartSt. oee, W, 7Tursday, DeeMdem 21, 2000 Page 7S
Barbara Harmon Receives
2000 Top Producer Award
Oh Holy Night and
.- j Peace on Earth lights up
r.. the streets in these Gulf
"Serving the Panhandle of Florida"
New Homes from $40 Sq. ft. & Up
NEW CONSTRUCTION AND ADDITIONS
ON TIME WITHIN BUDGET
TO YOUR SATISFACTION
Owners Fred & Bess Millirons 639-5006
Mexico Beach Harpon Realty,
Inc. is proud to arinounce that
Barbara Harmon, Broker has
received the 2000 Top Producer
By Sales Transactions Award
from the Realtors Association of
Franklin and. Southern Gulf
This award is given annually
at the Realtors Association award
banquet for those realtors who
excel and achieve the highest lev-
els 'of success in the local real
Mexico Beach Harmon Realty
has been serving the Mexico
Beach and Gulf County area for
the past 20 years, with Barbara
being not only the managing
Broker, but also, as seen by this
award, active in sales, serving her
clients with the personal attention
and dedication demanded by its
very active real estate market. '
"My goal is to provide every
client the personal attention that
creates a lifelong friendship and
builds confidence in my expertise
and knowledge of the local real
estate market.. I consider my
clients my greatest asset, and a
satisfied customer, my best adver-
15 Yr. Fixed!
*MOBILE HOMES OK
*30 YEAR TERMS
*SLOW CREDIT LOANS
*NO INCOME VERIFIED!
*CLOSE IN 5 DAYS!!!
403 S.Hwy. 71 Wewahitchka, FL
Harmon Realt ,In
1402 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, Florida
SIs, t850-648-5767 or 1-800-239-4959
BARBARA G. HARMON, Broker
Charlotte Sanford, 850-647-3609
Joan Lovelace, 850-874-4906 (Pager)
Regina Capps, 850-648-4489
Barbara Mannon, 850-647-5004
Price Reduced!! i,
.. .*'.-- .'i .-' ~ -
5 -. S- .
40 Hwy. 98. Charming traditional Southern Beach Cottage
located on high bluff at Mexico Beach across from the DEDI-
CATED 'BEACH area with Panoramic Unobstructed Gulf View!
'This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has lots of character and is com-
pletely furnished and ready for occupancy. Large Front Florida
room has Fantastic Gulf View! This is a MUST SEE!! $325,000.
8027 Hwy. 98 -
,,... ,. '" GULF FRONT -
r- "'-a' Executive single
:,. family 5 Br, 3 Ba
Buill in 1995, this
Ceramic tile floor-
ing in main living level w/decorator periodic tiles in kitchen
w/custom wood cabinets. Panoramic Gulf view from cov-
ered decks on both levels!! Separate CH/A systems for all 3
levels of house. Completely furnished! Very nicely decorat-
ed! On 60.12' Gulf front lot! Must see this one!!
GULF FRONT LOTS Enjoy Spectacular Sunsets.
& Gulf Breezes Hwy. 98 Beacon Hill
75' Gulf Front lot! $375,000.
179.55' Gulf Front lot! $397,750
ig record clean for three years? You
ellent behavior. Five years? 25'.."
ds is the only place to beT."
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Si c.:,,ge hlor.d
50. 2"^ ; ..;',.66 800.' :';7 2 6
Cape San Bias
344 Cape San Blas Rd.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
V- P .......... ..... .
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CAPE SAN BLAS BAYFRONT, "Huscusson's
Home," 4866 Cape San Bias Rd. Wonderful 3 bedroom,
3 bath, 2000 sq. ft. home with open floor plan and lots
of updates; new roof, exterior painting, gas fireplace,
water heater and dishwasher in 2000; heat and air in
1999. Site.is approx. 108' x 342'. $349,000. MLS#6834.
C-30 Beachfront Acreage Approx. 3 Acres, 245' frontage x 603'.
.C-30 Bayfront Lot 8, BIk. C, Treasure Bay, permitted for dock. $175,000.
C-30 Bay View Lot 8, Unit IV B, dedicated bay access. $72,500.
C-30 Bay View Approx. 2 acre parcel in Treasure Shores. $43,000.
, r, 3Tr.e Prudential Real Estate Affiliates. Inc. The Prudential and e are registered service marks
of The Prudential Insurance Company of America ~Equal Housing Opportunity.
r Each Company Independently Owned and Operated
45 First Street .J bed.'c:.-. 2 5 boih :Eda hcr.. :,-, 280
lot, close to the Beach! This home has oa be seen inside io be appre-
ciated. Custom built by the owner, it has inlaid wood tiles, 3/8"
knotty pine w ,ii .,l..d FIn.:rr, pJ.,. c ':.,m n ;.i:h' .-..b-;n, Mabli
tubs and cour.'--' i.pi: ." baoh-,',.,. and a b.-auiul .IU rr:., d I..b
enclosure in nfr.o.-r b.,h i i l:: i -. ,3: c., '3 rarqi. .,:l-,:,p with
corp-rf Pri" d 1 i l ': i i J'-' r,,,'. T j d..i ng -. 1. 1)
c .-i t pF.....':' .. ,id .. h il : F,. Io. ;J. .'"X C each.
2701 Hwy. 98 BEACHSIDE F,.I.. ,l I. br.-:
home on 100'x75' ner This
ho Jji, t en recent ly repainted
and "eauG View with very easy access'to the Beach!!
Many nice. features make this a very comfortable home!
IL L' _____ ^- .--IL
402 LaSiesta' Drive PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALE!! Custom
designed 3BR, 2 both single family home soon to be under con-
struction! 1108SF heated and cooled living area, with vinyl
siding exterior and metal roof. This great design provides a cov-
ered porch around entire home. Landscaped lot w/under-
ground sprinkler system. $.115,000.00. PRE-CONSTRUCTION
i^. .-.+ ,- -- .
248 Willow St. ONE OF A KIND, Spacious 3 Br, 2 bath sin-
gle family Brick home on 3 lots w/1+.Acre in second block at St. Joe
Beach. This.home has 1864 SF heated/cooled living space w'/2
car covered carport with paved circle driveway and parking pad.
Stone wood burning Fireplace in family rm. w/vaulted ceiling.
Kitchen w/center island cook top. Split Br floor plan has Master bed-
room w/parquet flooring and master bath w/ceramic tile garden tub
and vanity w/dressing area. Much more! S 195,000.
6729 Americus Ave. 2 Bedroom, 2 bath upgraded mobile home
with back deck and a balcony where you can see the Gulf on 2
choice corner lots in the first block of St. Joe Beach. There is also a
newer 2 car garage, a gardening shed and beautiful landscaping.
All this and a dedicated beach. $146,000.00 Reduced to
211 Carolina Ave. 2 Br. 2 Ba Single Family Brick home on 420 Texas Drive 3 Br 2 Ba single family homelike new Buill
2 corner lots beautifully landscaped only 2 blocks from .the in 6/98, is in excellent condition. Lg. living/dining combo..
Beach! Front screened porch, two car carport has work/storage Kitchen has lovely all wood cabinets and breakfast bar, superi-
room. This comfortable well maintained home is priced to sell at or appliances, and 2 large pantries w/cedar shelves. Master Br
$160,000.00. has' his/hers closets. Double car garage. Low maintenance
w/vihyl siding exterior w/cedar soffit and fascia. One nicely
.... landscaped lot. $132,500.
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 BUY! $115,000.00.
203 6TH ST. 2BR,. 2 BA 128.14'Z0' Mobile Home on nice lot
only steps to the Dedicatg 5 I ea. Great floor plan with
split bedrooms and dramatic Master suite with raised garden tub,
separate shower, his/hers vanity dressing area. 'On 75'xl 12.5'
shaded lot. Large 10'x28' front screened porch. Owner finance.
409 LaSiesta Drive PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALE!!! Custom
designed 2 story, 3BR, 2 ba. single family home soon to be under
construction! 1806SF heated and cooled living area, with vinyl sid-
ing exterior and metal roof. Large living room, kitchen and dining
combo has eating bart and french doors that lead to back covered
porch. 2 car concrete parking pad w/walkway to front entrance.
landscaped lot w/underground sprinkler system. $121,000.00.
9030 Cockles Ave. -,2 reside 'iL !ts 0' x 100' each with an older
3Br, 1 Bath home being soli&i" eds work. Only a few steps
to the Beach! $55,000.00. ,
248 Desoto Street Single family home in second block at St.
Joe Beach. This home is neat & clean inside and out and has been
completely remodeled and repainted! It has a large, 12'x17' living
room, 4 bedrooms w/lg. cedar lined closets, 2 baths, a sep. laun-
dry rm. & a Ig. screened back porch. There is also a separate work-
shop (16'x24', 2 rooms). Priced right at $137,500. Also the lot
adjoining is available for purchase at $36,500.
419 Texas Drive PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALE!! Spacious custom
built 4 Br, 2 Ba single family home soon to be under construction
1648SF heated and !l ir frea. Lg. LR, combined
kitchen and dining areaj!P30 cabinets w/center island
work station w/bar and French doors that lead to back patio.
Appliances include ref. w/ice maker, dishwasher, range, dispos-
al. Double car garage w/automatic garage door. On 100'x108'
landscaped lot w/underground sprinkler system. $135,900.00.
PRE-CONSTRUCTION $129,900.00. MLS#4783
206 8th St. 3BR/1.5 Ba. 14'x70' mobile home on landscaped
75'x137' lot in 3rd block from beach! Large detached screened
In an effort to better serve our clients,
MEXICO BEACH HARMON REALTY, Inc.,
is in the process of a complete renova-
tion and addition to our office located
at 1402 Hwy. 98,Mexico Beach. Please
excuse our mess during the construction
period. We look forward to serving you
with the most up-to-date facility in
1302 B Hwy. 98. Nice 2Br, 1.5 Bath townhome with Gulf view
and easy Beach access! Living room, dining and kitchen combo
w/sliding doors that lead to back private patio area. Extra large
back yard with additional parking and storage area. Appliances
include refrigerator, range, dishwasher, washer and dryer.
$11i60,0.00.. Reduced to $145,000.
Corner oah n j rcl i'U paer lot with
Gulf Vie) 1 t#. L aKlsI M Hill Park.
New Listing 105 N. 3 INP-ANALFRONT and only 1
short block to the-Beach. i hrTTwould be a great site for a
beach retreat! Mex. Bch Unit 10, Lot 1, $40,000.00.
New Listing 107 N. 3 I0J oANALFRONT and only 1
short block to the Beach! ih lrwould be a great site for a
"beach retreat Mex. Bch Unit 10, Lot 2, $40,000.00.
New Listing -. 111 N. 33 lt A ,NALFRONT and only 1
short block' to the Beach!Unhi' t 0ould be a great site for a
beach retreat! Mex. Bch Unit 10, Lot 3, $40,000.00.
0 Spruce Street, Creekwood, creekfront Wetappo Creek 2
acres more or less partially cleared with electric, 50 feet on a
deep part of Wetappo Creek and 72 feet qn Little Bayou. This
would be a great site to build a home, dock, and set back and
"705 Nautilus Drive Sea Shores Subdivision, high & dry
beautiful iitarulI4 1.4 W r-l
9032 Coc K 0 ai l mpletely
cleared and only a few steps to the Beach! $25,000.00.
308 Fortner Ave. Beautiful 50'xl50' residential lot,
completely cleared with sewer and water top paid
and installed. Only 1 block to the DEDICATED
BEACH!!I Ready for building. Unit 1, BIk 4, Lot 6.
311 Robin Lane 11 '1 '3 residential building lot
in subdivision zoneir lIwes only. $30,000.00.
129. Pine Street 75' x 100' residential. lot in nice
neighborhood on paved street, only 3/4 block to the
Gulf with easy 25' street access at end of Pine St.
Unit 11, Blk 6, Lot 12. $45,000.
121 HidlfO-wu rdRiIA0 $34,500
1252 Country Clu- R'd- Large 95.6T'x-4T.T cleared lot
on the Golf Course. Priced to sell at $45,000.00,
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St. Joseph Bay Office
S 1520 C.R. C-30,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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Pae g 7ke Start Pte St. 9ee, 5 7hursday, Deeew.er.21, 2o000
Prudential Resort Realty
Agents Are Recognized
The .Realtor Association of
Franklin and Southern Gulf
Counties announced its award
winners at their annual award
banquet held at the Gibson Inn on
December 13th. Prudential Resort
Realty congratulates Candace
Varnes, general manager, St.
Joseph Bay office, who was
named Realtor of the Year and Jeff
Galloway, St. George Island office,
who was chosen by the
Association as Rookie of the Year.
Other Prudentiall Resort
Realty Top Producer Award
Winners announced by the
Association for the year 2000 are:
"Ms. Ruth" Schoelles,
Apalachicola office, who was rec-
ognized as first place winner for
Number of Sales Transactions by
an individual, and as second
place winner for Dollar Volume of
Jerry Thompson, St. George
Island office, first place winner of
Sales by Dollar Volume and Jack
Prophater, St. George Island office
who was awarded third, place in
the same category.
Helen Spohrer (owner/broke'r)
and Patty Durham, St. George
Island office, were recognized as
second place winners in the Top
Producer by Dollar Volume-Team
Patti Durham, left, and Helen
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Port St. City Hall has decked the halls for Christmas.
wewanitcnha nome aecKed out Ior the nouaays.
Happy Holidays from. .. A '~"
* Susie White,
at Century 21
G u lf Co a st .A I i .lll l .,.11 .. 1 .
Realty. .. ,
Voice Mail: 4I 1023 McClellan Ave. Luxurious 2BR/2B 231 Gulf Pines Dr. Lovely 4BR/2B home,
e mail Susie@C21
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539 Gulf Pines Dr., Beautiful 3BR 2B home
in Gulf Pines Subd lots of spacious living
with outside, decking overlooking the Gulf.
114 Westcott Circle Nice 3BR 2B home in
great location. New a/c unit, fireplace
and lots more. $84,500. MLS#6450.
105 Yaupon St. Beautifully well main--
tained 3BR 2B home. Has pool in back.
Brand new a/c' unit and pool pump.
$125,000,00. MLS #3018
Gulf Coast Realty, Inc.
Gulf Coast Realty, Inc.
home recently renovated. Situated on 2
1/2 lots in PSJ. Too many amenities to list
MLS#6575 $124,500 00.
679 Maddox St. Very cozy and com-
fortable 2BR IB home situated on 6 lots in
Oak Grove Central h/a lots of beautiful
trees in yard 579,900.00. MLS#6409
8154 Hwy. 98 SJ Beach. Newly construct-
ed 2BR 2B home overlooking the Beaches
Floor plan comfortably sleeps 8
Completely furnished Has great rental his-
tory. MLS #5597
1609 Marvid Ave. Lovely 2BR IB home
recently remodeled inside and out Nice
decking out back $85,900 00 MLS 6476
great room, screened porch with wonder-
ful view of the Gulf. Greal Io,:ation ;r,- nost
prestigious subdivision 623Q 900 00
607 Garrison Avenue Lovely 2 BP I 1B
home with central h a bonus room" tile-
throughout, fenced back ard in great
location Price reduced to $78 500 00.
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708 Woodward Ave., Ver, ri.:e 3BR 2B.
home recently remodeled Ceniral h a 2
fireplaces MLS#6866S $8SP5000 ,Jill
enterlan lease with opior, lobu',
3285 Garrison Ave., Lovel, 3BR 28 home
in great location Splih floor plan
51 15,00000 MLS #5976
Cabell Drive PSJ Corner loi acro In from new
Scout Hut. Approx. 129.02 x 104.98'. In a
great subdivision. MLS #6597. $32,500.00
,South Beach Subd. CSB Nice lot approx
100x120 in great subd. on the Cape.
Santa Anna St. SJB Very .-..ce loi or, Si ioe
BEAkch Approx -5'"150 deep .12e )00 00
Bay Breeze Subd.. pprox 100 I .''- Ver,.
clo:e ,o Si .loe B.-, 515 0ii i 0 M S0 S
Candace Varnes -REALTOR OF THE YEAR
The Realtor Association of Franklin and Southern Gulf Counties held their annual Awards Dinner December
13th. Candace Varnes, Prudential Resort Realty, was honored by the Association as REALTOR OF THE
YEAR for the year 2000.
Candace has distinguished herself by being an active participant of the Association, serving as the REAL-
TORS Committee Chairman, serving as a member of the Legislative Committee, and in an interim post as
the Chair of the Newsletter Committee. She will serve as Chairman of the Education Committee for the
Candace has embraced her community as shown by her membership in the Economic Development
Council. She is currently a member and current Chair of the Lead Generation Committee. She and her staff
regularly participate in local events such as the Scallop Festival, sponsorship of a Little League Team, and
the annual Port St. Joe Halloween event.
As manager of three profitable offices in Gulf County and a licensed broker who has earned the
Designation GRI, Candace instills the desire in her agents to grow through education. All are e-certified
and most will be recognized by Prudential for production within the top 10% of all agents nationwide for.
the year 2000.
Candace and her husband, Tim, have recently moved into their new home in Port St. Joe. She can be
reached at the Prudential Resort Realty Sales Office, 1520 County Rd. C-30; phone 850-227-1100, e-
ST. GEORGE ISLAND
123 Gulf Beach Dr. W
St. George Island, FL
71 Market Street
ST. JOSEPH BAY
1520 Co. Rd. C-30
Port St. Joe, FL
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CAPE SAN BLAS OFFICE
4693 Cape San Bias Rd.,
Cape San Bias, FL 32456
Cla.ion Beach access, inew of the Gull make Las Coquinas an adorable 3 bdrm. 1 ba.
this 4 bdrm, 2 ba. home very appealing. This home bayfront cottage homegn St. Joe Bay. This
is located on a 70'x200' lot next to a 2000 acre home islocated on a 100'x800' wooded lot
wildlife preserve. Lg. windows and open living with true boat dockage, a rare find on St.
area allow you to enjoy the view of the Gulf & the
fireplace from te kitchekitche, din. & liv. rooms. The Joe's shallow bay. Enjoy your morning cof-
decks from the living, area & the master bdrm. fee as you watch the sunrise over Pig Island,
offer views of the ,Gulf as well. The home is built a. national wildlife refuge. $240,000.
for comfort including a jacuzzi tub in the master MLS#6371. Margaret or Jeff Fletcher.
bath. Park your boat out of the weather and your
feet'in the sand. $259,900. MLS#6571. Margaret
or Jeff Fletcher.
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;')"''Jii!!in~ t;i lhti~lJtilllIIII 4 "".
Foxfire IV Three bedroom, 2 bath fur-
nished home in prestigious Cape Breezes
subdivision with 'deeded bay and gulf
access. Abundant trees and foliage. Lot is
150'x180' (approx.). Newly refurbished
with Berber carpet, kitchen tile and some
furniture. $170,000. MLS#5731. Paulette
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
ST. JOE BEACH OFFICE
6260 Hwy. 98,
St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
ER EMINi FMi-tt-iS~i~SS I *
Sandy Bottoms Sandy Bottoms will be
completed shortly, watch for open house
sign, refreshments will be served. Three
bedrooms, two baths and two half baths.
Approx. 1,900 sq. ft. heated and cooled.
Over 700 sq. ft. of covered decks,to watch
the sunset from. 1/3 ACRE +. Yellow siding
and white metal roof, aud much more.
$475,000. MLS#5730. Paulette Cleare..
BEACH COTTAGE: Excellent investment
for income or own use with this I bedroom
"CLASSIC. FLORIDA" beach cottage.
Located in Beacon Hill. 1240 sqf. Very short
walk to'beach. Contact Margaret Presswood.
MLS# 6406 $140,000
EVEN TIDE BAY FRONT
DEVELOPMENT. St. Joe Bay's
newest bay front development is
located on Cape Sanr Bias. Gated
brick paved entrance. lUnderground
utilities with Gulf and' Bay access
for its property owners. Enjoy views
of St. Joe. Bay and Great Sunsets.
STARTING at $40,000 interior up
to $165,000. Contact Margaret of
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Ridgley Home Vacation at Home! Why
travel when you have your own inground
pool, hot tub, satellite, dish and garage con-
verted to game room. $198,500. MLS#6325.
Contact Margaret Presswood.
Cute Home 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home in
Port St. Joe. Nice, well-maintained interior
and exterior with stucco siding. Great for
first time buyer or retiree! Call now!
$78,900. MLS#6622.. Contact Cathy
Realtor Associates (Cape San Bias):
Margaret Fletcher, Jeff Fletcher, Paulette Cleare, Mike Harris
Realtor Associates (St. Joe Beach) Cathy Kitchens, Margaret Presswood,
Tommy Luster, Teri Palmer
Apa.achcola 00-62-394** St. Geore.Isand:00-525479
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OL TS FOR SALE:
?4e Sewt, Pote St~. fi! 9Ze,4 ada#, Vecem21, 2000 ~Ad-e 99
From lighted candy
canes, trees, and more
the beauty of Christmas
is all aglow throughout
Charles Costin, School Board Attorney, was recognized by
the Gulf County School Board for 13 years of service. Chairman
Redd and Superintendent Kelley applauded Mr. Costin's
unselfish dedication and invaluable expertise to the Gulf County
Fantasy Properties, Inc.
1200 U. S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
850.648.5146 or 1.800.458.7478
2221 CR C-30
Simmons Bayou on St. Joe Bay
850.227.2511 or 888.458.74"
OFFICE: (850) 648-4400
FAX (850) 648-4555 TOLL FREE 1-888-385-1844
1602 HIGHWAY 98 MEXICO BEACH
www.crystolsonds comrn -
JANICE F. BROWNELL, Broker.
Sales Associates: Perry McFarland, Buford Riley, Melba Barbee
and Phillip Dodson
320-A Wysong,' Mexico Beach This beautiful 2 bedroom/1 bath
Townhouse is just waiting for you., Just minutes from the beach. Privacy
fence encloses a beautiful landscaped yard. Many extras inside. You will.
have to see to appreciate it. $84,500.00.
140 N. Pife, Mexico Beach SPLENDID DELIGHT! This 3 bedroom/2 bath
home with den, sun room and carpeted throughout with 2 fireplaces. It
has a large screened-in porch. Central heat/air, home of your dreams,
opprox 3 blocks from the beaches. Home is sitting on 2 lots.
,$259 900 00. Owner also has 4 vacant lots 75 xl00 each, which are
right on Hwy 386 Also approx 3 blocks from the beach $59 900.00
each. Will sell home plus all lols for, $499,500 00
348 Selma St., St. Joe Beach- SHORT WALK TO THE BEACH. Beautiful
3 bedroom/2 bath home setting on 2 lots.r150'xl 77.69'. It has a wood
burning fireplace in the den separate living room arid dining room. It
also has an above ground pool This home will not last long at
John M. Delorme, Realtor/Broker
Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor/Broker 647-8939
Marlene Harris 647-5316
Joan Smithwick 647-4150
Joy Holder 648-8493
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S6 Discount Uquors
* (850) 227 1897
2411 Highway C-30
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
3c..yd & Paula P,ckett
For the deal of your life,
JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
2251 W 23rd Street
PANAMA CITY. FLORIDA 32405
HEARING AID CENTER
618 W. 23rd Street
Top Quality, Name
Brand Hearing Aids
Monthly Service. Center
Sr. Citizens Center, PSJ
4473 W. Hwy. 98 St. Joe Shores gulffront beauti-
.ful and large 2 Br 2.5 Ba half-duplex. Ultimate priva-
cy floor plan with extra large Brs, closets, and baths.
Large :outside ,util. rm., paved driveway. Screen
porch, covered deck, covered balcony. Underneath
unit 2 car parking. CH/A, furnished. First floor has
In ing dm rgn, area w/French doors opening to large
co,. -red deckl hlf-bath, kitchen, screened entry.
p--.rch laurdr, ;.:.on Second floor has big master Br
S-.id.h g a cor- t.: c -'r -d pcr at bakoir, for
,,our pleas-ure r, ec gorgeous sunsets and moonlit
r.ghrts' Mi.ter Ba has separate dressing/vanity and,
large c.a!k-, r. cloIet Br B. h -as ,i-. k-jr, C: -,:t Pr'. ate
.rrrar,c E to large lull Ba i. ith ,1 oi. t G .|it E' ill.:rt
rental h _-t.r .n 'f 11111
105 12th St., Mexico Beach. Reduced to $174,900.
E\ceptior,.all nice 3bd 2b: brckk iand stucco
hocm just O1.u 0 t t.:. beach Thi !,.:mme has- n-'.
carpet and n.c. air :conda ctner.s Deck ott ma.t_:r
bd. Cathedral ceiling arid rock tireplace in great
room. Also a bonus rm 2 -toir;ge sheds in back
, Water cond., hot/cold shower dressing room off
patio..A must see! Call for an appointment.
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311 Robin Lane. Mexico Beach. '.r, nce 3 bed-
room. 2 bath brick home in qui.er ni ihc'borih:id :.
nicel, l:;ndsca.iped Bea.utiful hardwood floor-
Ceramic tile in bathr.o:onis, enclosed garage, ther-
mal windows, just to name a few of the, perks of
this house. Large lot, approx. 100'x95'. Reduced
Come and Nest at the Beach! New Listing! Beachside town-
-'house at 2703-A H%-.';, ,s Me\ico Beach. Two bedroom, 1.5.
ba.ith L-beach irerl Vt \ 'erVt h rt '. alk t,.. :beach, 'close to restau-
rant. Ne%.' ceramic, ie .S; new carpet upstairs.
Fresh paint inside & vur a.~~''I wallpaper in kitchen
& baths.-Privacy fented ladaed r d b:]ck \,.ird & V..tl.. Great
view from deck off master bedroom. Comes with all appli-
ances. Great permanent home or rental. $115,00. Reduced to
$130,000. Owner is Lic. Florida Real Estate Agent. MLS
Commercial lots Mexico Beach 42nd St. & Hwy. 98 Lot 1,
Blk 1 Unit 6. .23 Acre + 135' on Hw. 98. Fenced. $340000.
Mexico B BUNDERpc TiRmcgiR Tanal 4
lots, bait and tackle shop, gasoline pumps, boat docks, 3,000
+'sq ft. bldg. $690,000.
Motel 4103 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. Located on four lots,
gunite -v. imrnmng pool, boat parking, good investment poten-
tial 159 1 0100 '
109 Circle Dr., Mexico Beach $410,000. Watch the
boats come in & the beautiful sunsets from the
large deck of this duplex. 2 bd/2 ba upstairs, 1
bd/lba downstairs, looks like new. Very nicely
furnished. Upstairs has never been rented.
Downstairs has a very good rental history. Hand
hewn cypress panelling upstairs. Low mainte-
nance. Vinyl exterior. Must see this one. Call for
ONE OF A KIND DUPLEX! 111 E & F 1st St.,
Mexico Beach. 2 bedroom. 1 bath upstairs. 2 bed-
room, I bath dorwnstairs Steel roof, cirarruc tile ,
floors. Great location! Upper floor has 2 decks
with'great view of gulf. Lower unit hah deck. also
with a great 'iel' Duplex is on cbrner lot. Call for
appointment soon. $229,000. '
Gulf Front 140 Gulf Pines Dr. Indian Pass
Area: End Uhit townhouse in triplex breezeway
separate;; Beaclifr.:.it lo. rLhou.' tastefully deco-
rated b c- mn'.e-in o:.ditic:r. 3 Br 2 Ba, two levels:
'. ith decks all room: opr, n tn lli Gulf. Full elec-
tric kitchen and Master suite on first level, spa-
cious closets through-out. Laundry room upstairs,
storage room on ground level. Covered parking
on slab. 34.5' on Gulf by 485.6' deep. $287,000 FPI*
206 Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach. Beautiful one of a kind
beach view home designed by Paul Brent. This ren-
ovated home has three decks overlooking gulf,
screened in back porch, lots of decking in back,
trees, irrigation,. s stem. Kitchen is gas and electric
with til,:d tloor.. and pickled oak cabinets.
Downstairs features two bedrooms and two baths,
laur.dr, r,.:,rn kitchen and living room. Many'built-
.ins. Second floor features large master bedroom,
larL r,,.,-r,[ L..ath anrd .'al-irn clout Bonu. from for
Coh.. ,-,r L.,-dr..o-rr and small sitting area. T..c, car
garage with access from Oleander St. Must see to
appreciate. Reduced to $595,000.
BEACHFRONT PROPERTY, Two lots 90 beach
fro.ntagS- ,' 215 deep'. INVESTMENT OPPORTU-
NITY, ZONED TOURIST COMMERCIAL.
Permitted use: shops, restaurant,' b&b inn.
Residential usage is permissible for townhomes.
Current usage. Surfside Inn with 11 units.
7660 Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach. Location! Location!
2 bedroom, 2 bath brick home on 2 lots across
from dedicated beach. Large garage with work-
shop in back. Great Florida room to enjoy the fan-
tastic sunsets. Call for appointment. Lots of palm
trees. Lot 100'x140'. REDUCED TO $295,000.
9235 Cockles Ave., Beacon Hill Very nicely furnished 2 bd/1
ba bathroom, tongue and groove, vinyl siding, $80,000. Make
ST. JOE BEACH
342 Coronado, St. Spacious 3 BR/3BA comfortable approx.
2800 sf home nestled on 2 large lots. Bath on each of 3 levels.
Stairs on side and out for safety. Lots of decks. 3 BR and 2
baths on 2 main living levels. Lots of room on ground floor
for game room, office, bedrooms, or could be used as large
apartment. Ground floor used to be antique shop, office and
storage, ch/, stove. Lots of possibilities. Must see. $146,900.
512 C Hwy. 98. Unobstructed Gulf view. 2 Br 2.5 Ba complete-
ly redecorated end unit in triplex. Furnished. Electric kitchen,
dishwasher, microwave, nice. Must see. $174,900.
115 N. 5th St. Mexico Beach. 3 Bd/2Ba older mobile home
with decking and green house. Can see Gulf from upper deck.
4 windows AC/s cooling and central heat. Large shop. On cor-
ner lot in first block of beach. Great possibilities. Reduced to
Gulffront 8701 Highway 98. Very nice single
story Gulf front home on 75' lot on St Joe Beach.
1i a Qan
allumpawr lit ,of.
decking, partially screened porch, dune walkover,
paved parking underneath, outside shower.
Excellent rental unit. Priced to sell at Reduced to
Beautiful Sunsets! from large 2 story custom
built -brick home with-personality on 1.5 lots
across from dedicated beach. 4 bedroom, 3.5
Bath. Approx. 3532 sq. ft. of living area. Metal
roof, large deck, Florida room. Huge attached
back garage, could be incorporated for more
living space. Carpet & tile throughout.
Beautiful Florida Beach landscaping. Many
unique amenities. Reduced $589,000.00;
Mexico Beach step out to the beach! Buy one or
all four of these Gulf View townhomes. Each has
a 2br/2.5 ba, with appliances & tastefully fur-
nished. 2 end units $179,000 each, 2 middle
units, $159,000 each. These are too good to pass
up. MLS#4609-4612. Owner financing.
ST. JOE BEACH
St. Joseph Shores. Approximately 120x344 ft. Very nice lot on Hwy.
Developers Commercial, Residential! 180' on U. S. 98 by 440' on
Court St. Also, second parcel adjoins 370' on Americus Ave. by 125'
deep. Residential/commercial zoning. Great potential! Growing
7758 Hwy. 98, Lot 6, 50'x90', unobstructed Gulf view. $135,000.
7746 Hwy. 98, Lot 5, 50'x90', unobstructed Gulf view. $135,000.
7734 Hwy. 98 Lot 4 and 1/2 of Lot 3, 75'x90', unobstructed Gulf view,
Beacon Hill Vacant property. Back end of Helmet St. 4 acres, par-
tially cleared. Great for development or single family home with lots
of privacy $165,900.
Nice wooded lot on Borders Road in Overstreet, 1.35 acres MOL.
Borders Rd. in Overstreet Very nice cleared acreage, 2.34 acres M/L.
$20,000. On right of 438 Borders Rd.
Overstreet, Palmetto/Chapel Lane, 4.60 acres, beautiful acreage on
deep part of Wetappo Creek. $79,900.
ACOFRN FRNHPANTED HELP WANTED HELPWANTE;D
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.
1999 Honda CR125 dirt bike, perfect
condition, runs great, trailer Included.
$2,800. Call 227-3759. Itp 12/21
1973 Mustang Convertible, $3,500, call
1973 Harley Davidson Sportster.
Excellent condition. black, new tires,
1000 c.c, 175 mi. 1992 Suzuki VX800,
excellent condition, 9,000 miles. Call
Jim 227-8695 day or night. 2tp 12/14
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. ,, 4tcl1/30
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. tfcl/1
1985 Ford Van, as is, best offer for more
information, call 229-2619 after 5:pm.
Boats For Sale, 12'.6" double end PRoll,
13'.6" square end duck boats. call 647-
5648. ; 4tp12/14
SKAYAKS! Unsinkable, self-batling. sta-
* ble; safe and FUN! 314 Reid Avenue lat
the Port Theatre). Several to choose
from! Open Tues.-Sat: 229-9282 tfcl/4
Looking for a reliable, trust worthy. lov-
ing ChtiId care provider who is interested
in taking care of a 5 month old infant,
weekdays, schedule is flexible, with
salary, references required. Call 647-
9852 for further information. tfcl/4
I BR. I BA. furrushed, 525 C 8th Street.
Port St. Joe. FL.. I BR, 1I BA. unfur-
nished, Beach Street. St. Joe Beach. I
BR, 1 BA. furnished. 32nd Mexico.
Beach. Call Arhne Realty. Inc. at 850-
1 bedroom, 1 bath cottage. nicely fur-
nished, private in town location. S350
plus utilities. Call Arline Realty, 647-
For Rent. RV Spaces, full hook-up, call
229-8959, leave message. 6tp12/21
For Rent, furnished house-being
remolded at 528 7th Street. Call 648-
For Rent. Mexico Beach, 3 bedroom, 2
bath, new custom home, therma pane
windows. 2 porches, large lot, 1.000 feet
to beach. $ 1.100.00, call 648-9056. ,,
Large one bedroom apartment at 1508
Long Ave. Available January 10th.
Deposit required, no pets, call 229-
Gull Aire, Very' Large. I bedroom. I
bath. washer, dryer, all furniture and
inens ect. Year round pool. tennis cts.
pnvate beach S450. call 647-8760.
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 now! For more
information call 850-648-4006.
Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,
fc: 302-A Reid Ave, Port t. Joe, FL
227*6343 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours
St. Joe Beach
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's rent required, call 648-,
5033. 2tc 2/14
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. CSP 648-4922 or 648-5139.
2 bdrm, 1 bath apartment for rent
downstairs in Port St. Joe, $475 a
month, call 997-1765. 2tp12/14
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath house for rent $400
a month, unfurnished on St. Joe Beach,
call Becky-at 229-6961. 3tc12/7
New Executive home In Mexico Beach, 3
BR, 2 BA, fully furnished, no pets, no
smokers, $1,500 monthly, deposit, call
1 BR, 1 BA house, garage, all appli-
ances including washer & dryer, very
nice inside & out, 204 13th Street Port
St. Joe, call 648-8007. tfcl/4
For Rent, 3 bedroom, 2 bath unfur-
nished double wide, 1 block from beach
on Bay Street, St. Joe Beach $450
month, $400 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, 12x12 storage shed,
S455 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. tfcl/4
BeauUful Home, good view of the Gulf
from Screened Balcony. 3 br/2 ba, fur-
nished. Ready to move in 6 mo min,
$1.200 mo. Call 648-8668. tfcl/4
Long Term Rentals
Seeking property owners for long term
rentals. Call Larry @ Arline Realty, 647-
2 & 3 BR, long-term rental units. Call,
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. trc /4
For Lease: Warehouse/Garage on
Williams Ave, 2550 sq. ft., 2 service
bays, 2nd story loft, 227-1429. tfci/4
Apart./Homes for Rent.: 1 3 BR
apart/duplexes/homes for rent in Mex.
SBch. Fum.&.unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for more info.
For Rent, efficient type apartment. all
utilities furnished In Port St. Joe. call
Liberty Manor Apts.. 102 Liberty Manor
Circle. PSJ. Affordable housing for the
elderly & handicapped. CH/A. laundry
facilities, energy efficient const., stove &
refrig., furn., fully carpeted. IBR apts.
on site Equal Opp. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more info. NOW TAK-
ING APPLICATIONS tfcl/4
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
PINE RIDGE APTS.,125
Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-7451
*Central heat and air
S Wall to wall carpeting
MOSS CREEK APTS.,126
Amy Circle, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465.
Central heat and air
Wall to wall carpeting
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
* Large 2 bdrm.: house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport & laun-
dry rm. .
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
: refrig washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house. I 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm.. ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
* One bedroom apartment, washer/!
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfcl/4
A big sale coming up, back deck sale,
334 Bay Street, St. Joe Beach. (Rain or'
Shine) sale not in the yard,. It Is on the
back deck. Yard gate will open at 8:00
AM; no admittance earlier. Sold two fur-
nished condos, closed two shops, mini-
mum furniture, lots of kitchen items',
art work. lamps, some antiques collec-'
tables and gift type Items, lots nice bot-
ties, old Russian icons, 1830's to 1900,
dealers welcome. I tp 12/21
Remodeling Sale. showers, tubs, sinks..
doors & frames, and roof trusses etc.,
call 850-648-3071. 2tp12/14
Angel Works Flea Market open
Thursday and Fridays, 10:00 a.m.ZEST
to .5:00 p.m. Lots to choose from, come
and browse, 215 Charles Ave., White
HEL WANTED~ i
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 tb'
have their application submitted.
'Application form and Job description are
available at the school office or see
application at www.gulf.ki2.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.
Appiication deadline Is December 22,
2000, 12:00 NOON, E.T. The (2lf
County School Board is an equal
opportunity employer. 2tc 12/I4
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. ATTN:
Children's Services/HF, ;,' Life
Management Center of NWFL. 525 East
15th Street. Panama City. Florida
House Keeper needed, call Blue Water
Inn at 648-8121. tfcl./4
Barber/hair stylist 'needed, very busy
shop, call 747-1228 Itc 12/21
Southdown, Inc. has an opening for a
Ready Mix Driver for our-operations in
Port St. Joe. Requirements include
heavy duty truck driving experience
with an "A" or "B" CDL minimum. Must '
'be customer oriented and a team play-
er. 'Southdown, Inc. offers excellent
training and benefits along with com-'
petitive wages. Apply in person: Hwy 71,
South, Port St. Joe between the hours of
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EOE/Drug Free
Workplace. I tc 12/21
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative prese
presently has an opening for the posi-
tion of Member Services Specialist.
Applications will be accepted until
Friday, December 29. 2000 at the Work
Force Center. 1,,14 E. 19th Street,
Pariama City, Florida. 'Minimum job
specifications for this position are as
follows: requires a Bachelor's Degree in
Marketing, Communications or a relat-
ed field; video, production and 35 MM
camera experience; excellent interper-.
sonal skills; excellent oral and written
communication skills; ability to effec-
tively speak in public and obtain under-
standing and support; ability to com-
pose articles, interview people, ad
design, marketing products, and
answer member complaints. Prefer two
years experience in a public relations
and/or marketing position where the
skills included, program implement.
tion. Gulf Coast Electric cooperative is
an Equal Opportunity Employer. We
recruit on the basis of merit, without
regard to race, religion, color, sex, age,
national origin, disability or veteran sta-
Looking for Part Time Work! Do you
have good public relation skills? Are you
computer literate? Please apply today at
Anchor Vacation Properties, 4693 Cape"-&
San Bias Road 850-229-2777 tfcl1/4-
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. tfcl/4
Ulrich construction, Inc. is looking
'for 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-
ing 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.
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 Indepern-
dent franchise of Burger King
Seeking Equipment Operators &
Truck Drivers. Applicants must have
valid FL dnvers license. Apply at C.W.
Roberts Contracting. Inc.. PO Box 188.
Hosford, FL 32334. 850-379-8116. ,
Help Wanted for family-oriented busy
restaurant. Breakfast cook, fryer cook,
& grill cook. Top Wages w/health, den-
tal & vacaUon benefits to qualified hard-
working persons w/good attitude. Year
round, employment. Send resume to
ESCD P 0 Box 139143,, MexicoBeach, FL
ATTNI LOSE WEIGHT THIS MONTH,
WITHOUT SACRIFICING YOUR
FAVORITE HOLIDAY FOODS 100%
Guaranteed! Doctor Recommended!
Call 1-800-690-0694. 4tpl 1/30
The-WIG is accepting applications for
the following Job: Administrative
Assistant, Description:' this position
reports to the Washington Improvemen t
Group executive Director. The incum-
bent will have exposure .to materials
requiring the highest level of adminis-
trative skills, initiative, flexibilitv,. dedi-
cation, and confidentially. Individual
selected must acquire a solid grasp of
the mission of the Washington
Improvement Group and the North Port
St. Joe cominuiry and agree to become
actively Involved' in' furthering the nuis-
slon. Provides adminrustrative 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 night candidate v.ill be motwated.
and punctual. hard workings.
Energetic, and confident. Excellent
commuuncauon 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 n office
administration and support. Salary
Full-time grant funded position.
Continued employment is not guaran-
teed beyondthe grant period. Salary is
commensurate to applicant's experience
and credentials. WIG Is an equal
opportunity employer. Salary range
818.500-S2..000. For further informa-
uon you can come by the WIG office at
104 Peters Street, Port St. Joe, FL.
ViolinLr/Fiddle Lessons: all ages wel-
conrre, call 648-9496. tfc 1/4
Motor Scooter. Honda Spree 1986, elec-
mnc start. good condiuon $450, Health
Rider Exercise machine. excellent con-
Sdmion $250, call .648-5774. ltpl2/2l
For Sale. like new Fisher Pnrice Kids bat-
tery powered jeep. cost 8250 sell for
S65. like new. ab works exerciser paid
S100. sell for S35. Great Christmas
Gifts. call 229-9767. ltpl2/21l
High wheel push mower S35. gas wall
heaters non vent, perfect -350. kitchen
compactor S35, asst. alum windows ?5
to S10. shdmLg pato doo,,'6 't. S50.
rruter saw ,b StaJey S30. business
urime clock 835. call227-3860. il2'i2l
I T ADES SERV IC.S
REMODELING, RENOVATION, REPAIRS
Trim and finish All types of carpentry
work, Over 25 years experience
Insured, (850) 227-7388
Jeff Wood 227-1559
C. d.'s Lawn
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
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 Restaurant Motel
SFlea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Esiale Iwbol Roc.rl: Construction Sites
-._ peclalzng ,n Vocaton Rental Properties
FAMILY OWNED ;
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates & Inspections
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products
PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
/ MINI-STORAGE \
5x10 O1xlO 10X20
On Site Rentals 6 Days AWeek
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 HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
by David Oakley, L.M.T.
at Cooper's Cut & Style
Lic #: MA0029475; Lic # MM10098
Independent Beauty Consultant
58 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, FL
A Christine Baker
Mexico Beach, FL
A Catherine L. CoMller
I Allen Memorial Way
.A. Jn. (6 Port St. Jo.
AV() (80o) 22a9-646o
Seasonal Apparel with
machine embroidery &
: ALES & REPAIR,
Repair all major brands
Work # 647-5113
Reasonable Rates, Fast Service
Total Cleaning Service :
Dona Raker 227-9363
19ti ,l- i
5-.- C, .'i :.'L
PAPER HANGING I
Drywall & CeramicTile '
S2 Years Experience Insured r
DAN COPE 850-648-5481
S Garden Care .
Flower & Landscape
Kay Kelley, Owner
PROTECT YOURSELF HIRE A LICENSED
639-2942 OR 227-5986 CALL ANYTIME
* CARPORTS *
* WINDOWS *
*SOFFIT AND FACIA*
*PATIO COVERS *
*FLORIDA ROOMS *
+ GUTTERS *
74 ~, Pa~ Se. 7ee, 14 7~0zad4q, Z~eeeade~tr 2~, 2000 ~a~e ~
V RATES: N
Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
$2.00 for each additional week, plus 5
227-1278 to place yours.
Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. SHARP
' New Brother Sewing Machine, still in
Sbox $65, home security system, 2 cam-
,eras, 1 monitor, 150" wire, cost $600
sell for $300, heavy duty shop bench on
Wheels $25, new butane gas tank for
S -grill $25, key board/ battery or electric;
S-like new $50, 50 slightly used video
-tapes $1 each, 2 VCR's with minor
i "problems $25 each, approxmently 50
* 'pieces, tools & equipment, make offer.
-. For more info call. 227-1992. ltpl2/21
":Antique Pump Organ, works great,
A. Iooks great. Has side lamp/holder,
w .: W/organ stool. Must see $500, call 850-
S ,229-6773. 2tcl2/14
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 creamr. No fuss, no mess.
Call 850-648-4772 Slice N Ice.
B & S PRO PAINTING
Over 25 years experience.
A good j9b for a good price.
HONEY Do LIST MAINTENANCE
-----. No Job Too "Big or Small"
SOver 20 Years Experience
Painting, general maintenance,
wood working, trim/finish work.
" ROGER STOKES
Free Estimates RF0066770
a- Inru unfI Jan
,'A Carpentry, Windows,
' #; ^ Room Additions, etc.
S uali,' ,wll / affordable prices
S"T.e House Doctors" Lic.
#0066513. Gener.il C'dntractor.
Gulf Diesel Service
; Diesel Engine Repair
S229-8651 or 227-8024
S...... Webshot Productions
Connect your C ,.
S... ., business io
I _.. .. "1. 'the W orld '? ,
so. 2' o http://www.webshof.ws
Tax Returns A Specialty
200 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
Remington 1100 2 3/4 or 3" magnum,
extra full choke turkey, swing swivels,
like new, call 647-8322. tfcl/4
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., PSJ tfcl/4
Cherry wood crib $100 and youth bed
$50. .Both with mattresses included,.
call 227-3412 evenings. tfcl/4
Free "Non-Denominational" Eight
Lesson Bible Correspondence Course.
Learn how to become a Christian & no-
thing else Send your, name & address
to: Bible Study. PO Box 929, Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465 or E-mail your
request to Wewachurch'aol.com tfcl/4
Furniture a Refinishing Shoppe
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call lohn Rieieves at 229-6374
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-Ply & Repairs
-11ere Qualiy Is Higher Than Price"
180 AVENUE C
Pick-up and Delivery
Home Maintenance no ob too small.
All Phase, of home maintenance
6331 Gom giA lnu, Cn(all NO7So 317
CIF LSL jc Fl- ih Cull 1i4It I 81109 l10111
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, Baihing, Grooming Cats and Dogs
Separate Cat Room Pick-Up & Delivery
Dil 'Exere Premium Pet Food
Heating and Ai' Cordioning,
- Injured Animal Confinement : /
Experienced Kennel Supervisors
Long Term Boarding /
Multiple Sized Kennels
Veterinarian On Call ( "
COX PO.OL CLEANING SERVICE
Residential & Commercial, Service foi
Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly, Maintenance &
Pool Walk Way Repair, To Clear Pools.,.
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
MizePlumbing, lass & upplyinc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
'RESIDENTIAL ND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF C057220, RGO051008, ER0011618
S" 520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL,
850-229-6821 or 2217-3885
Highway 98 Highland View Prt St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and Auto and
Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
Si TRY IT TODAY! '
1 .....n r -- --.. /
Family & Locally operated 25 yrs, deliv-
ery & drop oil S3.50 per bale, delivered,
& installed $4.75 per bale, 10 bale min-
imum order please & up to 300, bales.
Delivers up to 150 miles. Large quanti-
1ty orders above 300 bale price is nego-
tiable, call 648-2456 or 850-7i96-8526
For Sale, Mobile 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-
kc1* 'wu (can see the CILASSIFrmi
online at "wwwstartl.ccm,
Willard's Appliance Repair
Emergency Service Available
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
. e ises 202 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FI. 32456
S \ 8S0-227-9414
.: ,. Fax 229-6041
SAuthorized Sales Center
2 Reg. Chihuahua $250 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, stone gas
fire place, ceiling fans, cable & phone
hook-ups in all rooms, attic fans, walk
In closet in master bedroom, 2x6 exteri-
or walls, extra installauon for heating &
cooling. 2 1/2 car garage with work
shop, privacy fence. watering well,
,atlo. sewer connected, too many
extras. Turn key home. 414 Anzona
-Drive. Mexico Beach, $175,000. Call
For, Sale by Owner: 1/2 acre lots,
Pleasant Rest; Road, Overstreet, w/well
. & sepuc tank. $17,500. Owner Finance
w/ 10%o down. 850-229-6961. bcjr.tfcl/4
Circle S Refinishing
Repair 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 'custom Wood
* Commercial -industrial
AS R Fence
feacing and Concrete Work
Albeit Flelschmann FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047
Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-1589
carpentry & dr chitectural details
repairs remodels decks fenced
Insured LIcense #RR0067190
ScuondMate Handyman Service
Ift your Mate is Too, Busy for that Odd Job, Call SecondMate
Ron Westmark 850-229-8334
Lan Mantean Locally Licensed & Insured House Cleaning
Odd Jobs Laly ,Shopping
SERVICE & INSTALLATION
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
T..... SERVICE FOR ALL BRANDS .
S SERVICE AGREEMENTS
It' Hard to Stop A Trane MOBILE & MODULAR HOMES .
10 Year Parts & Labor 'ArCo lre*
GERALD BYRD, Owner/Operator FL Li. RA067-062
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
S Dealer for Frigidaire U FRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems A. WinN w Brani t Cnnrt.
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty
229-6058 or 227-5373
,NORTHWEST FLORIDA VINYL, INC.
806 Garrison Avenue (850) 227-3641
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Mobile (850) 227-6105
Vinyl & Aluminum Siding Screened Porches
22 Years Experience Insured
Warrantied Locally Owned & Operated
STUCCO by DeGraff
Tinm DeGraff, Owner
S 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
QUALITY STUCCO WORK
For Sale by owner, L 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. 4tpll/30
2 bdrm block home, appliances includ-
'ed, $27,500, no owner financig. call,
639-2339. tfcl 1/30
GET CASH FOR YOUR PROPERTY
FAST. Call Kevin Welch; Pelican Walk
Real Estate, 850-648-4995. 32ip2, 17
3BR/2BA house on :2 lots in
'Wewahitchka. Fenced in backyard
,CH&A $60,000. 639-2339 tfcl/4
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, Bay Front Home on
Constitution Drive, 3ibdrm/2 bath 229-
House for sale: 176 Charles Street,
White City. stone/stucco, exterior,
3Br/2Ba, den w!/FP, liv. room, kitchen,
1 car garage. fenced back vard. $73,000
(850) 827-6722. tfcl/4
For Sale by' owner. Mexico Beach 3 ted-
room, 2 bath, new construcuon. therma
pane windows. 2 porches. large lot with
trees. 1.000 feet to beach S129.000.
possible owner financing, call 648-
For Sale in Overstreet. 3 bedroom. I
bath bnck home on I acre r land.
I will pay $$$ for rion runring or!
wrecked motor cycles and ATV'S of any
kind. Call 850-647-3968. 13tpll,,2
Looking to buy used 4 wheeler in
good condition. Call 229-8122 before
5:00 P.M. tfcl/4
f GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING
I,648-5474 F LICENSE ER0010992, RA 15421
Custom Kitchen and Bath
rTH CAM"nK~t~ adBt
580 Palmetto Dr., Overstretc
SPot St. loe, FL 32456
leff Powell. Owner
,rPHI.S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
< / ~REPAIR AND REMODELING
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067199
2026 Marvin Avenue
,a, Port St. Joe, 2456
SLicense #RC0067081 -.
N7 -^25 Ya rs fe- 229-6859
H & M IARRIGATIOAID
SLA SCAIU ..
*Landsc pin r Iiiiatbn designs *Sod '- *Tonmpost
*Sprinkler S stems & Repairs *Well Drilling *Palm Trees,
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Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-O-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
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Complete Septic Service!
Installation pump-Out Repair
Business and Personal,, Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth Street
Office (850) 229-9292 P. O. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
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o CARPET CLEANING
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Real Estate, would like to purchase lot
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Would like to purchase 34 ft or vessel,
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call 706-321-8292, 5tcl2/7
Looking to buy used 243 Rifle, bolt
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IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
D. SPENCER STEPHENSON and
HINTON JOHNSON and
Case No. 00-0022-CA .,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Shay McHenry
Rt. I 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
on H. Lawrence Perry, the plaintiffs' attorney, whose
address is 432 McKenzie Avenue, Panama City, FL
32401. on or before the 8 day of January, 2001.
and file the original with the clerk of this court either
before service on the plaintiffs attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter. otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the complaint
DATED.ON Dec. 1. 2000.
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ T. Knox
As Deputy Clerk
IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
D. SPENCER STEPHENSON and
:-vs.- ase No. 00-0022-CA,
HINTON JOHNSON and
NOTICE OF ACTION
o r. H o nro r ,, ." '
Ri I B.:.\ 3'n1-1
.--thai FL32421 '
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for danm-
ages has been filed against you and you are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses. If any, to it
on H. Larenrce Perry the plaintlll'. a'farr, e ,&hose
Saadres_ is 432 Mctenzle A.enue Fanaimn Ci r,, FL
3240 on r eorrr e ine 6 d., oft J.ranuar, 2,.'.
and file ute original n'lti, ihe .-lerk of Lhli court either
before ren Ie orn the pl.ir.lTrs a ornr, or inmaedi.
i. ael thereaiter .thcruise 3a aelfuli ill be entered
again st :,.u lor i-.r relief demnianded in the curoiplaint
DATED ON Dec. 1. 2000.
'As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ T.Knox
SAs Deputy Clerk
H4t DerenDer 7. 14. 21, and 28. 2000.
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County Sc
Board propoem ta amend and adopt policies, a_
videa lor in the .Adninnimtralie Procedure_ Act
the purpose of bringing la Fipolkles into .:onmpi
Alth Florida SULtu'e_ nd Stale Board of Educa
Summary: The following is a brief description
each proposal change.
5.62 Administration of Medication Du
Economic Impact: The.e prupo.:l,: mill re-.u
no direct c.:,sl; s cliie.d with iniplenienauior.
IF REQLIESTED, A HEARING WILL BE HELD A
Time: 9:00 A.M.. E.T.
Date: Tuesday. January 16. 2001
Place: Port St. Joe High School
100 Shark Drive
Port St. Joe. FL 32456
The entire text of the proposed rules can be Insp
ed during regular office hours at the Gulf Coi
School Board Office. 150 Middle School Rd., Por
Special legal authority under which the adoption
authorized and the law being Intplemented
Interpreted are ntmade specific.
The addition ai-a ihinge, are proposed by Cha
Temple V.atz:rn ,ireclor oI Support Services
approved Ior o.riileratl.n by Jerry E. Ke
Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repair
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
00 338 EF C'623
Gulf Coast Screen Printing
32 Years Experience
107 N 30th Street Unit-C
P.O. Box 13530
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
5.62 Administration of Medication During
2tc. 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 far 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,(lleilth
(A) All claims against the estate;
(B) Any objection that challenges the qualifi-
cations *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 TIHE
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 14. 2000.
RONALD L. NELSON
Florida Bar Number 280194
Attorney for Personal Representative
517 East Government Street
Pensacola, Florida 32501
Telephone (850) 434-1700
STEPHEN F. DANIELS
238 Marlin Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 .
2tc. December 14 and 21. 2000. .
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0001-09,
The Gulf Courty Board of County Commissioners
Swill receive bids from any person, company or cor-
poration interested In providing the following
One (1) Reversible Tailgate 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
Supenniendent Bobb:, Knee at (850) 639-2238.
Please Indicate on the envelope tih.t hlhi Is a
SEALED BID and Include the BID NUMBER
Bids will be received until Friday, December
29, 2000 at 5:00 p. nm.', E. S. T., at the Office
of the Clerk of Circuit Court, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL
The Board reserves the right to reject any and a l
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
By: /s/ Nathan Peters, Jr.. Chairman 3
Attest: /s/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk "
2tc. December 14 and 21, 2000.
tect- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
unty OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
t St IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
n is CIVIL DIVISION.
and .Case No;: 00-477-CA
ASSOCIATES HOUSING FINANCE SERVICE,
arles INC a Delasr re .:.rprrariuor,. d/b/a ASSO-
and, CLi'ES HOUSING FtNJCE L.L.C., doing
,ley, business' In Florida,
Including any unknown spouse of the above
Deferidantr, .5 ,ell as their unknomr, heirs.
,J,.ii.ec t cranm c,; aisignee. creditors.
lernors and or tru'.teei and all ,:.Lher per.
s .-on c, lalming b. through unrer ,:.r aaalnri
Lne ab..e Deleridant LINKNOWT4 C':1.'
PArIT I UiNJKNOWVN OCCIiP.PNT ".2. P ,.
HANDLE EDUCATORS CREDIT LiNiN :L,
MORTGAGE SUPPORT SERVICES, INC. and
a all parties having any right, claim, title or
interest in the real property herein described. .
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: 'ENL.DELL J. BIERMAN, Including any
S unknown spousesof the above Defendant, as well as
S his unknown heirs, devisees. ,grantees, assignees.
creditors, lienors and/or trustees and all other per-
sons. claiming by, through, under or against WEN-
DELL J. BIERMAN.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action'
7 to foreclose on the following real property in CITRUS
S County, Florida: .
r PERSONAL PROPERTY
ONE 1989 Summit Mobile Home (Doublewide)
(ID #H74377GR & H74377GL)
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST COR-
NER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF
THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF. THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 36,
,.TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH. RANGE 10 WEST.
THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 29'34" EAST
FOR 220.44 FEET TO THE POINT OF,
BEGINNING; THENCE WEST FO.R I.' l,
FEET: THENCE NORTH 0 EEGP.REES 29 34
EAST FOR 190.44 FEET THEiNCE E..ST
FOR 107.46 FEET: THENCE SOUTH 0
DEGREES 29'34" WEST FOR'190.44 FEETMati
TO THE E POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID PAR-
CEL OF LAND. LYING AND BEING IN SEC-
TION 36, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH. RANGE 10
WEST. GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
has been filed against yu. and you are, required to
serve a copy of your written defenses. if any, to it on
Edward B. Pritchard. Plaintiffs attorney, whose
address is P. 0. Box 25158, Tanipa, Florida 33622-
5158, on or before January 12. 2001, and file the
original with the Clerk of the Court. either before
service on Plaintiffs attorney or Immediately there-
after; otherwise a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded In the Complaint.
DATED this. 11 day of December, 2000.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ T. Knox
4tc. December 14.-21. 28,
2000 and January 4. 2001.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0001-10
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
Sill' receive bids from any person. company or cor-
poration interested n 'providing the following
COUNTY EMPLOYEE UNIFORMS I
Bid price to Include delivery, and the delivery, ate
ntust be specified. Liquidated damages of$25.0' 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, December
29, 2000 at 5:00 p.m., E.S.T., at the Office of
the Clerk of Circuit Court, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS :
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Nathan Peters. Jr.. Chairman
Attest: /s/ Benny C. Lister. Clerk
2tc. December 21 and 28, 2000.
I* PUBLIC NOTICES j
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
NO. 0001-1 I
Notice is hereby given that proposals will be received
by the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
for the following professional services to be provided
to said Board for and on behalf, of. Gulf County
Florida .. .'
An independent contractor to the BOCC
responsible for providing Court Reporting
Services for County and Circuit Court
within Gulf County. Florida
Specifications can be obtained from the Gulf County
Chief Administrator's Office. Room 302., 1000 Cecil
C. Costin, Sr.. Blvd. Port St. Joel Florida 32456, M-
F 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., E.S.T. (850) 229-6111.
leasee l.di:at .' .n the envelope that this Is a
r- r, PP..|-..,:.L me NUMBER and what the
P -,.','SAL i- for .-io.:.. please submit .three (3)'
copies of the proposal.
Proposals will be received until 5:00 p.m. E.S.T,
Monday, January 8, 2001, at the Office of the Clerk
of. Court, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil C.
Costin. Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
/sNathan Peters. Jr.,
,/s/ Benny C. Lister. Clerk of Court
S3tc. December 21 and 28. ana .Jrnuar,/4, 2001.
NOTICE FOR PROPOSALS
The City Commissioners of the City 'of Port
St. Joe will receive proposals for leasing the building
known as the Ward RidgeWard Ridge City Hall located at the
corner of Garrison Avenue and Niles Road, in accor-
dance with the terms and conditions on file in the,
Office of the Cair Clerk. municipall Bjuilding 305 .th
Street. Port St Jpe Fi.-;Ida
Said proposals AhAll be recei ed .o later
than January 2, 2001, at '*" 0 p -., EST
CITY C-':rl.llSI.-,NER5 ".-F THE
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
By: /s/Frank Pate ,
Attest: /s/ P. Pendarvis
'. City Clerk ,
2tc, December 21 and 28, 2000.
Notice is hereby given that'the City Commission of
the City of Port St..,'Joe, sitting as the Board of
Adjustment will hold a public hearing In the
Commission Chamber at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday,
January 2, 2001, to determine whether the City will
authorize a deviation to the Zoning Ordinance for a.
variance of approximately eight feet (8') on the
northwesterly property line to construct a carport on
Lot 6., Block 83, 1312 Marvin Avenue.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis
D 2' a City Clerk
2tc, December 21 and 28, 2000.
Looking for a High Demand,
Good Paying Job...
as a Plumber, Welder
The Gulf/Franklin Center offers
job skills training
prep for licensure exams
Train now forjobs available in Franklin County.
Call 1-800-311-3685, ext. 5510 or 3874
Gulf Coast Community College
Start Here. Go Anywhere.
GCCC ie an ecual opportunity institution.
JAMESi :GROVER ui andu DAViIDmuPETTY
CENTRAL AVENUE IN BLOUNTSTOWN
(Next to The County Record)
;paqe SrP e.AW-V,20
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.
Decbr 1 4 Chairman
2tc'. December 14,and 21, 2000.
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
REQUEST FOR MOBILE HOME BIDS
The City of Wewahitchko is seeking bids regarding the purchase of seven
(7) two.bedroom mobile homes for the use in its Community Development Housing
Assistance Program #OODB-H04.
Bid price will include purchase of mobile home, demolition and removal of
the present dwelling, provision of porches and steps, and connection to city water
and sewer or water well, septic tank, whichever is deemed necessary. If necessary,
based on your inspection of the property, the possibility of new power poles may
need to be included in the bid submitted (refer to Section 8 Work Write-Up sheet
to be included in the bid package) The unit must be approved by'and bear the
*seal of the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (DHUD) and/or
Department of Community Affairs (DCA)
Specifications may be obtained by contacting City of Wevah;ichka P 0.
Box 966, Wewahitchka;,.Fla 32465 1850) 639-2605 or Julan Webb &
Associates, Inc., P. 0. Box 610, Chipley, Fla. 32428 Phone numbers, (8501) 638-
The City of Wewahitchka reserves the right to accept atid/or reject any
or/all bids and award bid to bidder that is lowest and in the best interest and
opinion of the city, its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, and
its clients In addition, the bid is subject to approval of funds by the Florida
Department of Community Affairs.(DCA).
Bids must be received.no later than 10 am local time on Monday, January,.
8, 2001. Bids may be mailed or hand delivered to the City of Wewahitchka, 117
East Second Street, P. 0. Box 966, Wewahitchka, Fla. 32465.
Any bid received after the specified date and time of bid opening will not'
Minority, small business, and female vendors are encouraged to respond.
.The City of Wewahitchka is an equal opportunity, fair housing, handicap respon-
Sc ....... December 21 and 28, 2000:
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74 Se-, Se. P", 9Z* 7 ?40td-#, Vecem4em 21, 2000 Rafe l
An Open Letter to Santa...
Season's greetings! This year
our wish list is short. We want
you-and everyone else-to avoid
heart and blood vessel diseases.
In the United States, these dis-
eases claim more lives than the
next seven causes of death com-
Santa, kids all over the world
count on you, so don't, neglect
our health. If you haven't had a.
physical recently, Go-and follow
your doctor's advice. This goes for
Mrs. Claus and' the elves, too.
Everyone should have yearly
Your doctor is -your best
source of medical advice, but here
are some guidelines we suggest.
Consider it a, short course in elf-
Being male and getting older
are two risk factors you can't con-
trol. But that means it's even
more important to change the risk
factors you can control.
Let's start with smoking.
Throw away your pipe tobacco in
any form is bad for you. It's never
too late to quit, and the health
benefits will kick in almost imme- .
diately. Your heart attack risk will
drop and food will taste better.
Getting tables at restaurants will
be easier, too.
Next, lose some weight. Those
extra pounds are hard on your
heart (not to mention your team of
reindeer). Balance the calories
you take in with those you use up..
Losing just 10 to 20 pounds can
bring significant health benefits.
Holiday dieting is tough-too
many temptations-so. wait till
New Year's to start. American
Voice of Democracy Winner
On Tuesday evening, December 12th. Heidi Wells, of Port St.
Joe High School, gave her winning, speech for the Voice of
Democracy contest titled "WHAT PRICE FREEDOM?" to a joint
meeting of the John C. Gainous VFW Post #10069 and its Ladies
The VFW sponsors the Voice of Democracy every year for
ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students. Heidi won
first place for the local VFW Post and second in the district
which covers VFW's in Panama City (3), Wewahitchka, Vernon,
and Port St. Joe.
Heidi is shown above with VFW Commander Dick Seefeldt
(left) and her father, Larry Wells (right). There will be an awards
ceremony held at Port St. Joe High School in January for the
students who participated.
Heart Association cookbooks can
help. They make great gifts, too.
Finally, get more physical
activity. Regular activity will help
you manage your weight, lower
your cholesterol and blood pres-
sure and reduce stress. If you
have diabetes, it can help with
that, too. Try to accumulate 30 to
60 minutes of activity on most
days of the week. Build up gradu-
ally; don't overdo it, and go easy
on shoveling snow at the North,
Pole. To learn more about exer-
cise, visit www.justmove.org.
Santa, we don't want to make
you feel depressed, guilty or anx-
ious. (Don't lose your "Ho, ho,'
ho's"-laughter and a' mellow atti-
tude are good for your heart.)
Make a few New Year's resolutions
on diet and exercise, then stick to
them. And while you're at it,
resolve to take a CPR course.
Everyone should know CPR. At
the American Health Association,
we've got lots of information to
Signup for FIP
The USDA NRCS office in
BlounLstown is currently taking
applications for the Forestry
Incentives Program (FIP). FlIP is a
cost-share program for pine and
cypress tree planting (10 acre
minimum for pines, five acre for
cypress). The signup ends '
January 12, 2001. For informa-
tion call (850) 674-8271 or come
by the USDA-NRCS office in
Blountstown and speak to Brian
McGraw or Cathy Davis.
Emergency FIP Applications
are still being taken for cost-share
to replant trees that were lost due
to fire, flood, disease, or drought
.(five acres minimum).
Abe Springs to
Have Bake Sale
The ladies of Abe Springs
Baptist Church will be having a
bake sale on Friday, December
22. at the Piggly Wiggly in
Blountstown, starting at 7:30
a.m., CT until. Everyone is
invited to go and buy your cakes
or pies for the holiday season. For
orders you may call 639-5700 and
leave a message.
help improve your health. Just
visit our Web site at 222.ameri-
canheart.org or call us toll-free at
8721). If you've had a stroke, ask
for our Stroke Family Support
Network.. To try a free online per-
sonalized health management
prograrhi, sign up for one of a kind
Finally, Santa consider vol-
unteering or making a donation to
our organization or another wor-
thy cause. Helping others is some-
thing you can do year-round, not
just during the holidays. That'll
do your heart good. too.
Thanks for all the good you
do, and for passing this on to any-
one else who might need it.
Your Friends at the
American Red Cross
I U. . .
The families and companies of
The St Joe Company wish a most enjoyable holiday season
to each and every one of our friends and neighbors.
" '~ "
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Paee 74e .St., Pote St. foe, Fd 7T4rsday, Decemder 1, 2000
Country Ham Biscuits-Alive & Well
Ask any savvy host in the
south what the most popular spe-
cial occasion menu item is and
you'll likely get one answer-the
country ham biscuit. Take notice
this holiday season and you'll find
them everywhere. They'll show up
at tailgating and around the tele-
vision football parties, on the hol-'
iday cocktail circuit, .. with
breakfast, on the brunch buffet,
for New Year's Eve and again on
New Year's day.
"Country ,ham biscuits have
maintained an extraordinary
importance on the southern table
simply because they taste great
and they're easy to make. No mat-
ter what the occasion, casual or
elegant, they fit right in and folks
just don't get tired of them," said
Linda Carman, the Martha White
baking expert and editor of
Southern Traditions, .100 Years of
Recipes from the Martha White
the ham biscuit
was probably the South's first
sandwich, rising in popularity
e .h etu ad Cheesy
are a hit.
with the increasing availability of
wheat flour just before the turn of
the 20th century and even more
so with the advent of self-rising
flour by the early 20th century.
"Rural families were, curing
their own hams and enjoying a
new prosperity represented by
wheat flour. It just stands to rea-
son that the two would find them-
selves together as- country ham
biscuits," explained Carman.
"They were, a convenient
lunch pail take-along for field
workers and school children and
a frequent light supper. Genteel
hostesses elevated them to' 'the
status of a sophisticated appetizer
that's still going strong today."
In the late 1970's the fast food
industry latched onto the country
ham biscuit's popularity, conve-
nience and great taste, creating
the 'biscuit breakfast sandwich."
Restaurants began offering a van-
ety of biscuits filled with combina-
tions of breakfast meats and eggs,
bringing what began as a humble
country ham biscuit a new popu-
larity beyond the south.
There are rules for making
truly! exceptional country ham
biscuits. In facky, the folks in the
Martha White Kitchen have spent
a good amount of time research-
'ing arid 'debating the issue. They
suggest that the finest country
ham biscuits come in two distinct
One is a flaky, thin, crisp bis-
cuit that splits easily, but doesn't
crumble as you bite into the chew
cured ham. The ingredients are
the same, but the proportions are
varied slightly. To make a thin,
crisp biscuit, the shortening that
is cut into the self-rising four
must be left in larger pea-sized
pieces and the dough rolled out
The second popular biscuit
for country ham is what some call
"bride's" or "angel" biscuits. These
biscuits have' a softer crumb' and
crust. And this time, the self-ris-
ing flour is combined with a 'little
yeast for flavoring and to, lighten
the dough. :, ,
The original of the yeast bis-
cuit is unknown but seems to
have- surfaced in southern cook-
books and in; newspaper food sec-
tions during the 1950s. Alice
Jarman, the founder of the
Martha White Kitchen, developed
a version 'for the company that
was publicized across the south
(See Biscuits on Page 3)
FROM OUR FAMILY
The Holiday Season is the perfect time to express our
appreciation for your patronage arid to thank you for giving us
the opportunity to provide pest control service for bPort St. Joe
and the surrounding areas.
S"Bo Knows" Pest Control
'1 P. 0. Box 773 Port St. Joe
Phone (850) 227-9555
S ... t *; -* '
Lynne & Chellsey
Ke nny & Becky Wood
Remembe illy Carr Auto Sales
should be able to put you ina good vehicle
withi a great" section. t cnhVeoose fru.
and May All Your Dreams
Come True Th is Christmas,
. ... ... >^<. .. .i. .. .......- ..... ..-. ... .. m, i i < ,, i, ,,"
Time to get things rolling and wish all our
customers a very Merry Christmas.
Thank you for doing business wth s.
Billy Carr and His Staff
. Billy Car-.. C ar
B 11iilv'Carr Used; cars
Hwy. 98, H.V., Port St. Joe
Phone No. 229-6961
Billy Carr & Family
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BiscuitS --From Page 2C
called "Riz" biscuits. These bis-
cuits became preferred carriers
for country ham because of their
light texture and good keeping
The 21st century brings a
third variation to the evolution of
the country ham biscuit. Country
ham biscuit bites, are all-in-one
drop biscuits made with the same
traditional ingredients. Bits of
country ham are stirred right into
the soft dough. These crisp bite-,
size snacks are as versatile as any
traditional ham biscuit, but offer
added convenience. Just stir up
the batter, dollop the dough onto
a baking sheet and bake. You can
even add a cup of cheddar cheese
for a rich tangy variation. They
taste great served warm from the
oven or made ahead and served at
Martha White, the famous
southern flour, corn meal, and
baking mix company, wants to
help preserve and document the
south's rich food heritage. If
you've got a special family recipe
or taste memory, jot it down along
with your name and complete
address and send it to the follow-
ing address: Martha White
Century of Change c/o DVL, 209
:7th Avenue North, Nashville, TN
Entrants will receive a free
Martha White recipe booklet. For
more great Martha White recipes
visit the web site at www.martha"
for Country Ham
2 cups Martha White Self-
plus 2 Tbs. buttermilk
1/3 cup shortening
2 Tbs. butter, melted
thinly sliced cooked
Heat oven to 450'F. Grease
large cookie sheet. Place flour in
large bowl. With pastry blender or
fork, cyt in shortening until small
pea-sized shortening pieces form.
Add milk; stir with fork until soft.
moist dough forms.
On well-floured surface,
knead dough gently until smooth.
Roll out dough to 1/3-inch thick-
ness. Cut with floured 2-inch
round cutter. Place on greased
Bake at 450'F. for 10 to 12,
minutes or until light golden
brown. Brush hot biscuits with
melted butter. Fill split biscuits
Swith ham slices. Yields 32 appetiz-
TIP: For biscuits that will pull
apart easily, roll dough to form
1/4-inch thick rectangle. Fold
dough in half crosswise; roll to
1/3-inch thickness. (Cut and bake
as directed above.
1 pkg. active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (105 to
2-1/2 dups Martha White" Self-
S Tbs. sugar
/3 cup shortening
plus 2 Tbs. buttermilk.
2 Tbs. butter, melted
Grease large cookie sheet. In
small bowl,. dissolve yeast in
In large bowl, combine flour
and sugar; mix.well. With pastry
blender or fork, cut in shortening
41until mixture resembles coarse
crumbs. Add yeast mixture and
buttermilk: stir until soft dough
On well-floured surface,
knead dough gently for 30 to 45
seconds. Roll out dough to 1/2-
inch thickness. Cut with floured
2-inch round cutter. Place on
greased cookie sheet. Cover; let
rise in warm place (80 to 85"F.)
until almost doubled in size.
about one hour.:
Heat oven to 375"F. Uncover
dough; bake 12 to .15 minutes or
until biscuits are golden brown.
:Brush hot biscuits with melted
butter. Yields 32 biscuits.,
Country Ham Biscuit Bites
1 /4 Tbs.
1 /4 cup
plus 2 Tbs.,
Martha Whites Self-
ground red pepper
cooked country ham
Heat oven to 450'F. Grease ,
large cookie sheet. In large bowl,
combine flour and ground red
pepper; mix well. With pastry
blender or fork, cut in shortening
uritil mixture resembles coarse
Scrumiibs. Stir in ham. Add milk;
'stir with fork until soft, moist
dough forms. Drop dough by
heaping teaspoonfuls onto,
greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 450'F. for 12 to 15
* minutes or until -light golden,
brown. Brush hot biscuit .bites
with melted butter. Yields 40 bis-
VARIATION: Cheesy Country
Ham Biscuit Bites: Prepare bis-
cuits as directed above, except stir;
in 4 oz. (1 cup) shredded sharp
cheddar cheese with ham.
In Anticipation of
a Joyous Holiday
l te vaish fyou aseasq .fitte. vAith magic, woo er
and gifts of every kind
f.Tankt you for your kindness andCfoya patronage.
'Merry Christmas and a [Prosperous -eu w Year!l
Mike, Stacey, and Shirley.
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NAPA AUTO PARTS
: St. Joe Auto Parts
Port St. Joe ',
SChak Bailey, Buddy Cumbie,
Glenn Morgan, Rick Lamberson
Lap Robes, Ditty Bags Made by Auxiliary
Every year members of the VFW Post # 10069 Ladies Auxiliary
crochet lap robes and make ditty bags (to be tied on to wheel-
chairs or walkers) for the VA Hospital in Lake City. Margaret
Barker has made over 225 ditty bags this'year, and also gives
them to the local nursing nomes. Arnetta Henderson and Ginny
Seefeldt have crocheted many lap robes. Shown in the picture
above with some of their crafts are (1 to r) Arnetta Henderson,
Margaret Barker, and Ginny Seefeldt.
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& Dick Lamberson,
fair winds o 4
for the Holidays,
Wilshlng you boundless Joy during this
V\Ie appreciate your generosity and
thank you for making this
a most wonderful year.
Jones Tire & Service
Sbro he rt
""b ,lo, the star, tbwich they saw in th east, -Went
bdovr them till it came a stood oer, tberet the
S,.young0 .hid was,. When they saw tht star, they: reoice
": ;m With gxceteing great joy.." -- Matthewtt 2:9-10
Amid all the holiday bustle, let us remember the three kings, their journey of
faith, and gifts of goodwill. Let us all reflect on our blessings this year and
follow the star to the true meaning of the holiday season. ,
Merry Christmas and many thanks to all of our good friends and neighbors.
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Hal, Lisa, Karissa, and Hal-leigh
Your Parts Store For 44 Years
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Florida's Cultural Heritage Available On-line
The ,libraries of the State
University System (SUS) of Florida
proudly announce that Florida
ing World Wide Web access to dig-
itized materials representing
Florida's history, culture, arts, lit-
Fire May I
by: Roy Lee Carter,
County Extension Director
Cool Weather this time of the
year brings on thoughts of having
a fire in the. fireplace or wood
stove. Firewood brought into the
home, garage or moved onto the
porch can be a source of
unwanted pests. Most pests living
in firewood pose no threat to peo-
ple, furniture, or to the structure.
Nonetheless, homeowners often
become concerned when insects
emerge from wood that is brought
indoors and crawl or fly about the
Several types of pests may be
found living in firewood. Termites,
wood boring beetles and carpenter
ants often tunnel ancd feed within
firewood logs, but upon. emer-
gence, usually will not infest
structural wood or furniture
inside the home. Other kinds of
pests simply hide or overwinter
beneath the bark. Examples
include centipedes,- ground bee-
tles, stink bugs, pillbugs, spiders,
scorpions, and wood cockroaches.
Typically, these pests emerge
within a few days of the %wood.
being brought indoors. For the
most part they are harmless but
can be a genuine nuisance.
Firewood pests may be con-,
trolled for the most part by man-
agement of the firewood itself.
Spraying the \uood with insecti-
,cides is not necessary, effective,.
eratures, sciences and social sci-
ences. The Florida Heritage
Collection is an ongoing coopera-,
tive initiative of the Publication of
Archival, Library and Museum
Materials (PALMM) Project. A pro-
gram of SUS libraries, PALMM is
designed to provide support to
nor recommended and could
result in. harmful' vapors when
wood is burned. A much better
approach is to:
Store firewood outdoors, only
bringing in what you plan to
burn immediately or within .a
few hours. Storing firewood for.
extended periods inside the
home or garage. allows pests
developing or hiding .in the
wood to emerge within the
.Position the woodpile away
from the house and off the
ground. Firewood., stacked
against the side of a building
impedes ventilation and
encourages moisture problems.
Storing the wood in this man-
ner also provides a direct, hid-
den avenue for termites and
carpenter ants into the struc-
Burn older wood first. This
shortens the time during which
pest infestations can become
Shake or knock logs together to,
dislodge any pests clinging to
bark. ,Don't forget to check bot-
toms of log carriers, since pests
often crawl into these when
logs are transported into the
home: The occasional insect
Semergingr from firewood .canr
'. easily be eliminated using a
broom or a vacuum cleaner..
individual and cooperative digital
The university libraries of the
SUS contain invaluable research
materials concerning the history
of Florida and its citizens.
Hundreds of books and special
items such as varied environ-
ment, and regional interests. An
ongoing project, the collection
continues to grow by about 15,
titles per week.
"The new'electronic technolo-
gies have opened a world of access
to unique and rare library materi-
als through digitization," said
Dale Canelas, Director of
University, Librarie-. University dFi
Florida.' "Seizing the opportunity,
the ',ten Florida State University
System libraries have collaborated
in the Florida Heritage Project, an'
effort to. share their collections
with all the citizens of, Florida.
Together their joint collections
hold an extraordinary picture of
the growth and development of
modern Florida. Utilizing these
collections, the libraries have,
begun to build a digital library
that provides students and citi-
zens a comprehensive view of that
The Florida Heritage collec-
tion web site is hosted by the
Florida Center for Library
Automation in Gainesville,
Florida. The collection is search-
able through an online catalog
created by, the joint efforts of
library staff, at participating uni-
versities. The 'web: site .irnclud-es
links 'to an outline of Florida his-
tory, a guide to Florida counties,
and other topical information as
well as an online tutorial in how to
use the collection. 'Full text docu-
ments can be viewed online in
both PDF and JPEG formats, and
printed or downloaded through a
web browser. A minimum level
web browser of Netscape 4.0 or
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 (or
similar browser, with Java and
Java Script enabled) is required.
Users also must have the Acrobat
Reader configured in their
browser for downloading and
Sprinting the PDF files.
Technical questions and com-
ments can be sent to
Recognized Years of Service
Current Board Chairperson Mary Pridgeon, outgoing Board
Chairman Oscar Redd. and Superintendent Jerry Kelley are pic-
tured in the photo above. At its December 5th meeting, the Gulf
County School Board recognized Redd for 18 years of dedicated;
service. He has served as chairman four times in those years-
November 1984 to November 1985, November 1993 to November
1994, November 1995, to November 1996, and November 1999 to
Mr. Redd would like to extend his thanks to the staff and fel-
low board members for working with him over the past year, and
he looks forward to many more.
S ervic o Stregth o Slution
Burning A Cheerful
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for food donations that were made
to the kick-off rally.
The all night, non-competitive
event is the Cancer Society's ver-
sion of a relay, but with a new
twist. It is a family-oriented team
event where participants can walk
or run on a truck relay-style for
18 hours. The teams consist of
individuals representing corpora-
"tions, clubs, organizations, neigh-
borhoods, and families.
Participants can camp out around
the track, -and when they aren't
taking their turn, take part in
other fun activities.
The Gulf County "Relay for
Life 2001" ceremonies will com-
mence April 20th at 8:00 a.m.
with events and activities through
8:00 a.m. on April 21st. Riding on
the enthusiasm of this year's
Chairman's Cup, awarded for
highest percentage increase over
d ti nS as
S trg May your journey
through the holidays be a smooth one.,
Many thanks for visiting us.
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, The Gulf County "Relay for
Life 2001" held a kick-off rally
with the hopes of recruiting hun-
dreds of former and current can-
cer ;patients, their families, and
the ,Gulf County community to
take part in the American Cancer
Society's signature fund-raising
A special "thank you" is
extended to Subway. Rich's IGA,
and;Dixie Dandy of Wewahitchka
' Relay for Life" Gearing Up
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goal, committee members look to
surpass the 2001 relay goal of
$26,150. Other goals include a
survivor's goal of 40 cancer sur-
vivors and a, goal of 20 teams.
Cancer survivors are invited
to begin the Relay For Life by
walking the first lap, also known
as the survivor's victory lap. After
dark, a special luminary cere-
mony when candles around the
track are lit in memory of those
who have lost their battle with
cancer, and in honor.of those who
continue to fight the disease. ;
Recruitment for Relay For Life
is in full swing. For more informa-
tion, contact chairperson Shawn
Pitts or co-chair Lisa Williams at
Friends to Meet Jan. 8
Due to the holiday season, the
next regular meeting of the.
Friends of the Gulf County Public
Libraries, Inc. will be held
Monday, January 8, 2001, at the
library in Port St. Joe. This meet-
ing will begin at 7:00 p.m. instead
of the usual 5:30 time.
Refreshments will be served and
members are welcome to attend.,
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...and rejoice in all its glory.
. From our family to yours have a beautiful Christmas.
Employees ad MaOageMWtt of
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Birthday Girls Spread Warmth
The "Birthday Girls" of the Beaches have again bought
heaters and blankets for those who need' them. They take them
to Jerry Stokoe at the Senior Citizens Center in Port St. Joe and
he makes sure whomever needs them will get them.
Shown in the picture above with the. gifts they bought,
instead of exchanging gifts between themselves are Joyce
Jamison, Arnetta Henderson, Shirley Anderson, and Doris
Montford; (standing) Maxine Brown, Wanda Walker, Ginny
Seefeldt and Idale Roberts. They would also like to wish every-
one, a "happy holiday season."
We celebrate the miracle of His birth, and
strive to keep the true meaning of
Christmas in our hearts.
Frank D. May D.M.D.
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"And she brought forth her
firstborn son, and wrapped him
in swaddling clothes, and laid
him in a manger." -Luke 2:7
Maurice & Betty lean Godwin,'owners
SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS
Just as the wise men found thielr hWay on that first Christmas, may
you, and your loved ones, be guided by the light of: His love
this hollday'season, and evermore.,
Thank you for visiting us this year.
The Cabinet Shoppe
Jeff Kim Dustin
Gulf County Board
Commissioner Carmen L. McLemore
Commissioner Billy E. Traylor
Commissioner Carl W. Fox
Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr.
Chairman Jerry W. Barnes
My name is John and I'm 5
years old and -have 1 sister
and 2 brothers. We, have all
tried very hard to be good this
year. This year for Christmas I
would like a remote control
car, a new pillow, some new
puzzles, and some video tapes.
Hope you have a Merry
Love. John Keigans
My name is Matthew. I'm 5
years old and have 2 brothers
and I sister. We have all tried
to be very good this year. This ''
year for Christmas I would like
a:remote control car. the new
game fishing around, a new pil-
low, some new puzzles, and
some movies, like Chicken
Run and Scoobv-Doo. v :
Love, 'Matthew Keigans
I've been good this year. I
want baby born, yatzee,
scramble, and refles for life
brite. I'm 9 years old and in
P.S. Am I on the good list or
the bad list.
Dear Santa Clause,
Could you please bring me.
a Barbie Cash Register, a writ-
ing desk, a Barbie Styling
Head, a brown teddy bear arid
I have been doing good.
Please bring me a scooter arid
a entertainment center and a
discoball and dirt bord. Get
my sisters some things and my
mom and dad some things. I'll
leave you some cookies and
milk. The End.
Love, Colton Thursbay
How have you been doing?
How are things at the North.
-Pole? How are the reindeer? If
you could I would like a
playstation game. I will, have
milk and cookies for you. And
Carrots for the reindeer.
Love, Chase Watford
How are you doing? How
are your elves? I would like a
Nintendo 64, playstation, four
wheeler, and a little car holder.
Please bring all kids some
toys. Milk- and cookies will be
Love, Chris Weeks
I have been a good boy.
Santa how are you doing? 1 am
well. I wish you could please
.get me a playstation and. a
basketball and seme other
stuff. I will leave cookies and
milk for you.
Love, Justin Lee.
I love you very much!. I\
hope that you and Mrs. Claus
. aie doing well. I would like'to0
:make you a list to find unler
my Christmas '"tree '" bn
Christmas morning. First, I
would love to have a scooter,
next, I would really like a new
truck and trailer, afid last I.
really the Lego Firefigfiter and
Rescue set. God Bless You. -
Love and Thanks,
My name is Tony and I
would like the following things
for Christmas: 1. Harley
Davison Motorcycle, 2. Leather
Jacket, 3. Black Glasses, 4.
Sing and Jam Mic. and
speaker, 5. A Terranout RC
Robot, 6. A Turmoil car,f 7. A
wave Jumper, 8. A Remote
Control Boat, 9. A Raceway
Challenge Game, 10. Talking
Accelerator Eclipse PC,-, 11. A
JR Lab Kit, 12. A, Remote
Control 4 Wheeler. I have been
a good boy and please bring all
of these things.
With tidings of comfort
some dress up clothes for
Christmas? Could you also
bring a stuffed cat for my
brother Gabe? I have been
good this year.
Love, Danielle Matincheck
I want a bike for
Christmas. And if you. can will
you bring some toys for my
brother Kyle to.
SP .S. I will leave you some cook-
Please bring me a dirt bike
with remote and batteries,
Scooby-Doo sleeping bag, ndw
training wheels for my bike, a
CD player, a big blue car, a
blue train and five surprises.
Don't. forget the tractors and
bulldozer's and Blue swing set.
I will lave cookies and milk
under the tree.
Love you Santa,
SMichael L. Griffin
My name is Cameron
Alcorn. I am 3 1/2 years old. I
live at 324 Desoto Street, Port
*St. Joe, FL. Please bring me
Justin the Power Ranger and
the megazord with the thing
on his tummy. Please bring my
sister Claudia a plastic baby
Love, Cameron Alcorn
SDear Santa, ... ; .
Nhl nXae-e.iJenny. I am six.'
'years old.'-i have tried to be a
good girl this year. I would like
'- these things for Christmas,
'Play-doh, Furby bedroom
shoes, new dress, Power puff
girls jewelry box, Cool clips
Barbie, : and Power puff girls
books. Santa, I hope you have
a safe trip this year.
Love, Jenny Miles
'1Dear Santa Claus,
I have tried to be a good
.girl this year. Could you bring
me a scooter and helmet and a
St.v. Thank you for these things
that you will bring me this
S TLove you, Sam Taylor
and joy, we extend our
,heartfelt wishes to all.
May your holiday season be
safe and filled with happiness
and good cheer.
Take" time to Consider, your
Blessings and remen
those less fortunate.
HOLY NIGHT ,
Rejoice as we celebrate the birth of our Savior. 'L
V',hing the hap|liep t f holiday s to all our friends and neighbors. \,"
ul Couny JUJdge ed Witt en
Aind we'd ulike to say thanks for
helping to keep us on a roll! With
best wishes for a merry season.
Pate's Service Center
May you keep the spirit of
Christmas in your heart all
We are thankful for your
continued support and look
forward to serving you in the
A Christmas Wi
> We're hoping that your season bring
Lots of glad tidings and beautiful thl
S Te warmth of family,
The blessing of friends,
Plus peace and joy
That never ezids.
May all yourhopes and dreams come
That's our Christmas wish for yoi
Port St. Joe
For holiday shoppers looking
for the best buys of the holiday
season, there is one gift that is
affordable and guaranteed to last
all lifetime-the Flonda Prepaid
College Program. Like the holi-
days, the deadline to sign up for
the Florida Prepaid College
- Program is approaching fast.
Enrollment is underway nowv
through Friday. January 26,
The Florida Prepaid College
Programs allows parents, grand-
parents. businesses and others to
lock in the cost of college at
today's prices. The program guar-
antees to cover the cost-no mat-
ter how much college tuition, fees.
and housing increase in the
future. More than 600.000 plans
have been purchased statewide.
"We all want the very best for
our children and grandchildren.
There is no better investment in
their future than a college educa-
tion. It's a gift that lasts a life-
time." says Stanley G. Tate.
Chairman of the Flonda Prepaid
College Program and a grandfa-
ther who has purchased prepaid
plans for all of his grandchildren.
The Florida Prepaid College
Program is a popular gift among
grandparents. In fact, more than
for me and Terrance. My
vate line hands-free phone
My name is Kelly Gentr
have :been an excellent girl
year. ?Can I please have a te
bear book, a dancing Barbi
pink hat, and a new pail
I would like 406 Pokei
Cards, knives for Daddy. B
and t Cross necklace
Monrmy, seminole hat
Jamey, 3 gameboys for A
Makeup Mindy, and Fire
Princess Barbie for me
S I would like Barbie
. Saloi, basketball, ball st.
for Mom, Bic Pens for D
Bibles for Aimee: and Jc
cars for A.J., more CDs
Cory; video games for Derr
Dancin Debbie for Betha
Video games for Jamey,
microphones for church.
Vy name is Kaitlyn Bal
I am almost 2 years old.
mommy is helping me w
this letter to you. I have bee
pretty good girl this year. '
you please bring me a doll,
stroller, toy box, kitchen,
anytljing Pooh, table,
chairs, Pooh chair. I live
White City and I will leave
milk and cookies.
I love you, Kait
My name is Jenny. I air
years old. I have tried to b
good!girl this year. I would
these things for Christmas
Play-doh, Furby bedrc
shoes, new dress, Power 2
Girls jewelry box, cool c
Barbie, Power Puff G
Dear Mr. Claus,
I would like a Xgame hel-
met and some Xgame skates,
and two Night Vision Goggles
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Here's hoping our many friends
enjoy a season filled with bundles
of magic and love.
Thank you for being so nice to usi
Sonja, Jimmy and Chelcee Reinhardt
and Employees of
books. Santa I hope you have
a safe trip this year.
Love, Jenny Miles.
My name is Zachary Lewis,
I am four and one-half months
old and I have been a real good
boy. I would like :for you to
bring me a baby baseball,
baby basketball, 102
Dalmation puppy, crawling
Mickey IMouse ar4d lots of toy
and suIprises. I will leave you
some cookies and milk under
P.S. Just as a reminder
Santa, even though I live in
Virginia, please leave my pre-
sents in Florida at my grand-
ihn, Thanks, Guys!
for The South Gulf County
ick, Early HeadStart students
any, (right) would like to say
and "thank you" to Mr. Knox and
his students (a few shown
lifer above) for making this gnll. It
would not have been possible
for the class (and their par-
ker, ents) to participate in a
My fundraiser to help the chil-
irite dren if It had not been for the
:n a donation of the highschool-
Woll erThe grill will be given
doll away on December 2 1st to
set, some lucky, person who has
and made a donation for a
in chance to win it.
you They would also like to
thank each and even'ry one
lyn who donated during the
fundraiser as the funds were
very much needed.
I six on behalf of the children,
be a Pamela Ard (parent)
"The stockings were hung
by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas
soon would be there."
-Clement Clarke Moore,
A Viji From St. Nicholas
Merry Chrisimas to ou,ifiany
friends all over the area.
May the holiday bring many
10 percept of all prepaid plans are
purchased by a grandparent.
In lieu of a traditional holiday
bonus, employers can contribute
to a prepaid plan for their
employee's children. Businesses
and organizations that give to the
commurpty during the holiday
season can purchase a prepaid
plan for' a child how might not
otherwise be able to afford to go to
The Florida Prepaid College
Prograrrn offers three tuition
plans. a! dormitory plan, and a
local fee, plan that covers other
college fIes. The plan can be used
at any ol Florida's 10 state univer-
sities or, 28 community colleges
and select technical schools. The
value of, the plan may be trans-
ferred to. most private colleges in
Flonda and more than ,-7b0.ouqt-
of-state colleges. It is the only col-
lege savings plan guaranteed by
.the State of Florida. And it's
affordable. Payments start at just
S14 per month.
You don't even have to fight
the holiday crowds. For. more
information, call toll-free 1-800-
552-GRAD (4723) and press
prompt 1 or visit www.flondapre-
paidcollege.com. Gift certificates
I May the true Spirit of
Christmnas bring you.
aid may you dwell in
,'Our deepest gratitude
for your patronage.
Capital City Bank
A College Education,
A Gift for A Lifetime;
Give A Prepaid One
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May you enjoy a lovely season
with all the trimmings. -
Thanks for making us look good, d
all year long! /
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Luana & Monica
I willlike a gamebo color
with a Digemon Game, a
twister, the hot spot game, a
makeup set please.
Love, Sammy Jo Barker
904 Garrison Avenue
I want a 3D baseball game,
a bike, a Super Soaker 1000, a
scooter, Mario 3 for Game Boy,
Nintendo games and computer
Santa I love; you very
much! But you are good
because you give kids toys.
Santa's favorite colors are red-
Love, Jeremy'Todd .
My name is Cheyanne and
I'm 15 months old and this
year for Christmas I would like
a playhouse for me and my
bubba, a cookstove, some
baby dolls, a baby doll bed
and stroller, and some pots
and, pans for my playhouse.
I've been a really good girl
Santa, so please leave me lots
* of presents.
Love, Cheyanne Hanlon
My name is Justin and I'mn
3-1/2 yeats old and for
Christmas this year I would
like a playhouse for me and'
my sissy, a, cookstove like".
mommys and a Jeff Gordon,
Bicycle, some skates, a<
Thomas choo choo, and some
pots and pans for my play-
house. Santa, I've been a really
good boy so please leave me
Love, Justin Martinr
I have- had a good year.
How are you doing. Did you
have a good year?
This is what I want for
A BIG remote control'
truck, a dirt bike, a remote'
control airplane, a scooter,
That's is all I want for'
'Christmas. Hope you have a
good and happy New-Year. ,,,
I O U! I have been a good"<
girl. Please bring me;
Barbie House, Fishing
Game, baby bottle, baby bed,
swimming pool, doggie, cash
I have been a good little'
girl. I would like a .bike,
skateboard, country music cd,
puppy, new swimming clothes,
jell pens, computer, my own
phone, a basketball, Christina
Aguilora cds, mystery and
classic books, with a book.
shelf, new shoes and don't for-'
get my own "iBedroom!"
P.S. I live at 1618 Marvin
Avenue with Grannie and
Love and Thanks. Merry
Christmas! Millie Lewis
I want a Barbie cash regis-
ter. Barbie Drive with me, a
bat and ball, a Barbie suitcase
to hold my Barbies.
I've been kind of good so I
hope you will bring me some-
I want a magic Allie Doll,
and one that is not magic and
gose to school. I want a new
baby stroller, for two babies.
Please bring me a computer
barbie game. I also like a
dancing Debbie doll. I hope
that you have a safe trip. and
please remember my brother,
my mom and dad. We will
leave you some delicious cook-
I Love You. Lexie
I R U
I will like a gameboy color
with army man II a submari-
mon, and a race car truck
called tornado twishter.
Love, Mickey W. Barker,Jr.
games, Rugrats in Pairs for a
Game Boy and Power Rangers
for my N64. Please and Thank
Love, Colton Price
My name is Blayze
Harriman, I am six years old. I
have been a good boy. I would
like a Jeep, Remote control
truck and a Nintendo game.
'. Love, Blayze
May your season be filled with
family, friends, and many good
times. You have our sincere
gratitude for your patronage.
Happy Holidays, Everyone!
S. M. Marley
904 Garrison Avenue
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to January 4, 2001.
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January 5th, by serving our
famous "Shrimp Special."
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Comfort and Joy
We hope the iholidoys bring you sereniy. happiness
and all.the comlorts of home. We're grateful for the blessing
Of your triridiship
180old the Christmas Spirit
Follow the Christmas star to a happy and fulfilling
holiday season. We sincerely value your patronage this
year, and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Thank you for your kind support.
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Let each of us remember His message
of peace, love and goodwill to all
this Christmas season.
Have a holy and happy holiday.
from o~ir family
S to you .rs ...
7 Dear Santa,
I have been good this yar.
And thank you for the .22 rifle
that you gave me last year.
I would like a Game Boy,
Hey You Pickachu, Pokemon
Stadium; the movie Pokemon
2000, Mario Golf and a new
race car box.
Love, Kaleb Price
My name is Jeni. I want
Jewelry, a BabyBorn, and a
Big Kelly For Christmas.
Please bring Bobby some
dinosaur Stuff, too.
.Love, Jeni McLemore
My Name is Natrone Lee
And I will like to for Xmas is a
I want Barbie dolls. I love
Love, Alyssa Catna
i Am 5 years Old.. I would
liked zorro man, Aley get and a
Love, Tucker Smith
My name is Patty Barker.
I'm 5 years old. I would like A
Game Boy, make up Wendy
doll and a computer. I have
been good this year. I love you
For Christmas I want a
baby cat, more hotwheels
track and cars, and a beogle
.puppy.! ... .. .- .
Dear Santa, -
I want a baby doll, reading
pad and legos. I want some
Blues Clues socks.
Love, Alyssa Parker
I have been a good girl this
year. .Please bring me some
make-up, a me arid my
,shadow dog, a new big girl.
bike, a Barbie head to style
and Barbie .:volkswagon.
Thanks you bery much.
Love. Britney Rich
Please come to our house
at Christmas Eve. I would like
a treasure chest with treasure
in it- diamonds, minerals, and
pyrite. I would also like a gold
and silver key to open my trea-
sure chest. I'd like a schnau-
zer- "salt and pepper", a giant
Love, Joe 'Rish age 5
My name is Rachel. I am 6
years old. I have been a good
girl this year. Please bring me
a Grissley BB Gun, a Barbie
Doll, and a 102 Dalmation
" tape. I will leave you some hot
cocoa arid cookies out.
Love, Rachel Tullis
Please bring me a bike, a
remote control camoflauge
monster truck, and a teddy
bear. I have been good all year.
I will leave you some cookies
and milk. Thank you!
Dear Santa, .
I want a Hey You PIKACHU
NINTENDO Super trained
megazoro A dog and A poke-
mon battle game.
Santa I want a barbie doll,
a barbie doll car, and a jeep. I
want a new bike too. I've been
so special. Have a good day
Santa! Can I have a bear too.
Love you, Shenoya Fennell
I hope my letter finds you
well rested and ready for your
big flight in a few weeks. For
all of my efforts to be a good
girl this year. I would like the
following presents for
Christmas. I would like some
Barbie make-up, a CD player
with a Brittany Spears CD.
Also I would really like a brand
new pair of Scooby Doo socks.
And last but not least I would
like you to have a safe flight on
Thank you very much,
This is what I would like'
for Christmas.....a bicycle, a
power ranger, a super ranger,
a super train megasaucers
and a dragon fly remote con-
Thanks, Corey North
Dear Santa, I .. -. :
My Name is Sabrina
Martin. I am six years old. I
will like a doll house for
Christmas and a skooter And -
a poochi and New Clothes.
I want almost every toy I
see on T.V but I've been good
enough to get a guitar, a
scooter, and a train on a track.
I hope you agree and bring me
these things. .
It's beginning to look a lot like
Winter blooms with many signs, U,
4 -from ibrant flowers to trees of pine.
SMistletoc and boitlhs of holly, i
rthes silhts of the season make us jolly.
So gather close to fn m ily and friends,
sharc the good chccr that Christmasrime lends.
Happy Holidays, from our family to yours.
Carl Fox and Family
We Fi0h for You a Merry Christma?
and All IMB&New Year
Hoping all your wishes Roy, Margaret,
come true in 2001! Sharon
Dear Santa, Here's hoping your home and heart are filled
I've been good. Please leave with joy ths holiday season.
me'a Max Steel, a fire breathl- w" ,th y hoday sca';on.
ing dragon, a remote control with heartfelt gratitude from our flock to yours.
helicopter, .a pu chee, a
scooter, and some suprises. I'll
leave you some cookies and :
hot cocoa and coffee. '
Love, Travis Gould HANNON INSURANCE AGENCY
Dear Santa, Roy, Laura, Cindy, and Karen Q
My name is Neka. 1.
Golden Razor Scooter, 2.
Barbie Roller Skates, 3. Teddy
T a .1 ... ..
I Wishing you a holiday filled with magic,
wide-eyed wonder and excitement.
We hope you enjoy every minute of it...
straight through the new year!,
Thanks for being a faithful friend and customer.
PORT ST. JOE, WEWAHITCHKA & THE BEACHES
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May your holiday be a great time
to reflect and relax.
We appreciate your continued support.
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Joy, Peace, Happiness
| Good Fortune...
We wish you a list full of blessings this holiday .season.
Thanks to all of our customers for making
this year such a special one.
SWe look forward to doing business with you
S in the new year.
TO O'UR VALUED'
0 Carol and the entire staff of the Fish
House.Restaurant wish you all a S
Joyous Christmas and health and
Happiness for the coming year. We
6 i appreciate your business and
I o o
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND SINCERE THANKS FOR YOUR MANY
KINDNESSES LARGE AND SMALL.
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I want a Barbie Jeep and a
Barbie bike, a Santa hat and
Barbie Cash Register.
My name is Brhiannan
Shay Cook.,I am 5 yrs old this
year. I would like to have 1)
Teddy bear, 2) New borri baby,
3) Powerpuff girl for
Love always, Briannan
Please bring a dog, a sock,:
em bopper, and a pokemon toy
Love, AJ Palmer
My name is Tyler. I am 5
years old. I have been good
this year. I would like roller
skates, a tent and a bicycle for
I want a skeeter.
I want a train, teddy bear,
and a Santa Claus Custom.
Love, Javarri Beachum
My name is Ashley. I would
like this Christmas is Barbie
skating doll, Robot dog
(puchie), bike Angle, candy
cane, bear, baby doll, clothes
and Peace, on Earth foT every-
Thank you, Ashley
I've been a good boy. I
would like an X man toy. Also
I would like to have a small
Batman and Batman house.'
Love, T.J. McNeil
I want a bicycle, a scooter
and some clothes for xmas. I
have been a good boy. I will
leave some cake and milk
under the tree for you. :
Love, TiQuan and JaQuan
I have been a good girl this
year. Pleae bring me Dancin
Debbie, Amazing Allie, Barbie
scrapbook. Sleeping Beauty
Doll, Barbie clock, computer
game and rainbow lipstick. I
will leave you some milk and
Love, Caitlin Elizabeth
I have been a good boy this
year. Please bring me a big
swing set, a monster truck and
a surprise. I will leave you
some milk and cookies
Love, Tyler McGuffin;
I have been a good boy this'
year. Please bring me hot
wheels (tornado), remote con-
trol dirt bike, and a remote
control police car, a scooter. I
will leave your some milk, and
Love, Sawyer Raffield
I have been a god girl this,
year. Please bring me a four-
wheeler, a baby doll, and a kit-
ten. I will leave you some milk
and cookies. ,
Love, Haley Wood
I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me a Barbie
Phone and answering
machine, Polly Pocket Petland,
and a cooktop. I will bring you
some milk and cookies.
Love, Lindsay Farr
I have been a good boy this
year. Please bring me a frog, a
turtle, a truck, police and a lot
more toys. I will leave you
some milk and cookies ,'
s Love, Jett Harriman
Dear santa, A Carpet Country
I have been a good boy this
year. Please bring me a remote lV Locally Owned and Operated. Kenny Peak. Owner
control motorcycle, a, skooter, '
spider stomp game, and some Kenny, Eddie, Dennis,
computer games. I will leave Lynn, Danny, Jamie, Glen & Shane
yop some milk and ,cookies.
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It, I is at this time of year that the gift
of God's love is fully realized.
f This Christmas, share the greatest of gifts-
--. Love; not just with those you know and care for,
but everyone you meet.
Bless you'for your kindness throughout the year.
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I have been a good girl this,
year. Please bring me a baby-
doll, Barbie doll, and fashion
girl stuff. Thank you. I will
leave you some milk and cook-
Love, Brandi Barnes
I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me a bike, a
Barbie,arid Barbie goodies.
Please bring my brothers a
four wheeler. I will leave you
some milk and cookies.
Love, Haley McCroan
Best wishes for a happy holiday. Thanks for being a gieat customer.
Ard Florist & Gifts
(850) 229-2737 210 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe
Ann Guffey, Owner :
I have been a good boy this
year, Please bring me a green
rainbow scooter, shadow the
dog and bop-it-extreme and
you know what else I want. rI
will leave you some milk and
I Love you, Dave Warriner
I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me a mer-
maid barbie, polly pocket, and
lots of toys.
I will leave you some. milk,
Love, Cecelia Ivester
I have been a good boy this
year. Please bring me a big
truck, skates,and a bicycle. I
will leave you some milk and
I have been a good boy this
year. Please bring me a 4-
wheeler, robot, and a gameboy
with a power ranger game. I
will leave you some milk and
I have been a good boy this,
year. Please bring me a hot
wheels tornado. I will leave
you some milk and cookies.,
I have been a good girl this
year. Pleae bring me a Barbie
Jeep for my barbies. I will leave
you some milk and cookies.
Love, Callyn LaPlante
I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me a Lava
lamp, dress up clothes, cam-
era, and an. art desk. I will
leave you some milk and cook-
scooter, magic Megan doll,
',.Barbie airplane, the game
"Trouble," and Blue's Clues
Big Musical movie. I will leave
you some milk and cookies.'
: Love, Sydney Owens
I have been a good boy this'
year. Please bring me a new
bike, a scooter, a go cart, and
rollerblades. I will leave you
some milk and cookies.
Love, Bryan Powell,
I would like a thunder-
shock gift pack. a blosom liv-
ing room, a blosom c watch, a
.::,mewcheikit clips head pons,
Diva star nicky. Diva stars C.D
rom, Game Boy with Bad
Mo.jo Game, and sailor moon
I would like a Aaron
carters C.D., C.D player a
scooter, make up kit, snow
cone maker, a Diary, color
club 100 Markers, and chalk,
and Bath, suff, Dear Santa
Clause, these'are some stuff I
would like for Christmas.
Love, Michelle Hiscock
I would like a Razor
Scooter. with blue wheels And
with a blue army type helmet.
I would also like a boombox.:
With some cd's. I would like
these cd's, Aaron Carter,
Brittany Spear's, both cd's,
Baha Men, And the Backstreet
boys cd. I would like, Sbox with a cd player, tape
Slayer, and a radio. My dog
would also like some chew.-
toys. Could you get her at least
20 of them.
Love, Sarah Hiscock
I have been a good 'boy all
year and I would like a big
dump truck, 2 guns and a race
Love, Ethan Shellnut
I have been a good boy this uDear Santa,
year. Please bring me a skooter 1 .Make up Mindy. 2.Barbie
and a remote control mbtorcy- Boom Box. 3.Mouse trap.
cle. I will leave you some milk ,, 4.Dancing Pebbie. 5.Brabies.
and cookies. 6.my size angel. 7.Brabiess
Love, Devin Love, Katie. Lacor
Dear Santa, ,' -' sDear Santa, '
I have been a good girl this '.-.- My name is'Alex and I have
Year. Please bring me a Barbie been good most of the year. I
airplane, milkshake shaker, hope that you could bring me
pink mixer, wax to dip your some army men and trucks,
feet in, play make-up in a bas- scooter one that does tricks,
ket, and please give my and aspool table.
brother a folder for school,. Love, Alex Shellnut
when he grows up. I will leave DearSanta
you some milk and oreo cook- Lawson
i eMy name is Lawson
I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me a new
bicycle, a Barbie airplane, and
something nice for my new
baby sister, Ashton. I will' leave
you some milk and cookies.
Love, Annalisa Brooke
I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me a Barbie
house with an elevator and a
Barbie with an extra outfit. I
will leave you some milk and
I have been a good girl this
year. Please bring me a
Mowbray, I am 4 years old. I
think that I have been a good
boy this year. and I wish that
you would bring me a new 4
wheeler, 4 guns and some cars
I have been a good boy.
Please bring a scooter. Please
bring a Nintendo 64. I 0-30
rifle. I want a four wheeler. I
want a disc o ball. I will leave
suime cookies- and milk four
Love, Matthew Pope
Hi! Santa Claus. How are
things going in the North Pole?
I live in Port St. Joe. Would
you please bring me ten books
and a few toys and some
clothes. At-my house their will
be some milk and cookies
waiting for you. Merry
Christmas. Please bring my
Mom some things, Please my
Dad somethings. And please
my Brother some thing.
Love, Megan Gannon
And sudden' there was with the angel a
multitude of the heavenly host praising God.
and saying, glory to God in the highest, and
on earth peace, good will toward men.
Wishing you a blessed holiday.
Trea e& bl t&ieSea
Gbd less yo ou a yors'
at this holy time of year.
Benny C. Lister
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,Xa.y you be filled with the true spirit of
Christmas-its peace, its joy,
its love-and may the significance
of that first holy Christmas be
ever present in your heart.
We're sincerely grateful for your
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H ere's hoping your season gets off to a flying start, and brings
much joy throughout!
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playstation. Zack would like a
Jumprope for Christmas.
Please bring a baby doll. I love
you. I will leave you some
cookies and milk.
Love, Roman Quinn
1 have been a good boy.
How have you been doing?.,
Please bring me a scooter and
some play money. I want a
Nintendo 64. I would like to
see Ruldogh. I love you Santa.
Cookies and milk will be wait-
ing for you.
Love, Anthony Tillers'
,How is it at the North Pole?
I have been a good boy. Can
you please bring me a scooter
and a 16 c.d's Hoy boy and a
dream cast and a YoYo and I
will leave you some cookies.
S Love Austin Farmer,
S Dear Santa,
Please bring me a :book.
How are you, doing? Please
bring a Ashton a toy. I am,
going to leave you some milk;.
Also please bring me that rifle
Iwant. Ibeen a good boy.-I,
-love you santa. Please bring
me a gocart.
Love, Josh Hendersoni
'How are you doing. I'm
going to live you cheese and,
milk. I wot a. Skate Board for.
SChristmas. I wot a, pet for
Love, Caity Gilley
Hi! My name is. Davlda
Michele Odom. How are things
going in the North Pole? Santa
S will you please bring me a
puppy? and some books. And
don't forget my family. There
%will be some cookies and milk
on the table. Will you get my
Mommy a ring and my Daddy
a necklace and my Brother a
racecar. Have a Merry
Dear Santa, ,
Hi. My name is Megan
Audrey Pace. How are things
at the North Pole? Please bring
me: some Boots -and dress
shoes that have some heals. I
want a puppy if I did his name
will be Minirigt and I will teach
him tricks like play dead roll
Over fech the ball.
by, Megan Pace
Hi Santa. My name is
Caitlia Alise Rich. How are you
S doing at the North Pole? I
would like to have a scotter
V. and a Husky dog, a Billy
Gilman QCdClassik Christmas,
a rabbit. My house is at 1707
Garrison Ave. At my house will
be cookies and milk.
Remember the poor and the
sick. P.S. How is everyone
doing at the North Pole? I wish
I could come to the North Pole.
Some time remember my fam-
ily. Have a Merry Christmas.
Hi! My name is Sarah
Rebecca Smith. Please bring
me a tree. Please bring me a
scooter for my brother and me.
Please bring me the most.
beautifulest doll' in the world.
Please bring, me Christmas
balls for the Christmas tree. I
love you santa.
Love, Sarah Smith
Dear Santa, ,,
Hi santa. How are you
doing at the North Pole. I am
being good at school. Will you
bring all the children. I want a
skate board for Christmas and
I wish I could go to New York.
Love,.L. Shamya Zorcaro
Dear Santa, -.
How are you doing Santa?
I have not seen you since last
year. How are your elves? I
Want a bike and some Goooze
for Christmas. I am leaving
cheese and milk on the table;
Love, Brett Barnes
I love you. How are you
doing? How are your elves? I
been a pretty good boy. Pretty
please bring a dirt bike and a
scooter and a four wheeler and
a 30-30 rifle. How are your
reindeer? How is it at the
North Pole? I will leave you
Love, Jesse Hyman
I been a good boy. I want a
scooter and a cat. I live in
Floria. My street is 215.
Buccaneer Dr. I am going to
leave you cookies and milk
and carrots for Rudolpl. How
are you doing. Happy.
Love, Reis Carrington Nelson
Hi Santa. My name is
Brandon Nickolas Peak. I hope
you can get me a car for
Christmas. I am going to leve
you milk and cookies.
Dear Santa, '
I been a good boy. How you'
been doing at the North Pole?
Please bring me a scooter and
I been a good boy and I
want a dertbike and if you
cood I wood want a play sta-
Love, Cody Garrett
WISH ING YOU THE
happiest of Holidays
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we wished it
M ay the tre spirit
"of Christmas bring
you peace and joy,
and may.you dwell
in His light, forever.
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S(,OR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD,
THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON,
THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM
SHOULD NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.
God bless you and yours in this holy season and beyond.
Kesley, Cathy, Josh, Jesse, and Leo