The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: January 11, 2001
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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SUSPS 518-880

11 Named to Class A All-
State Football
S Who's- Indcuded2-Page 7A
Anchor Realty and Fantasy
Properties Merge Assets,
Talents Details on Page 5B

School News

Read Page 38

C asstieds Pages 6-8B
Tiger Sharks Post 3 Wins,
1 Loss Photos, Stats on Page 8A
Worship Opportunities P. 28
Gators Take District Win
Details on Page 8A
Obituaries See Page 6A
Law Enforcement Activities
City on Page 7A

Kilmer to Host
Town Hall
Meeting -in Gulf
Local State. Representauve
Bev Kiliner will be hosting a town
hall meeting in Gulf County on
SFriday evening, January 19th, at
'&:30 p.m., ET.:
The meeting will be held at
the Robert M. Moore Administra-
tion Building in the courtroom/
S commission meeting room area.
Rep. Kilmer will open the
meeting with an outline of current
conditions and events as prepara-
tions for the new legislative sea-
son are being made. She will also
discuss legislative efforts and how
they might impact this district
9) and Gulf County.
Electred oficials-and4oaals--.'-.
idents are limited and encouraged
to attend the town hall meeting
and participate through questions
and comments.

Wewa Commission

Awards Phase I
Rehabilitation Grants
Wewahitchka city commis-
sioners accepted bids to go for-
ward with phase one of a
8500.000 Community Develop-
ment Block Grant (CDBG) ear-
marked for housing rehabilita-
During Monday evening's
meeting. the board accepted low
bids for nearly S200.000 of the
grant work.
U.S.. Mobile Homes, of
,Marianna, was awarded the bid
f'Or six new mobile homes to
replace. existing mobile homes
that are beyond repair or can't
meet code requirements.
,Bay Framing Contractor, of
(See WEWA COMM..on Page 7A)

National Shutters
SOnn January 12th
Another small business is
announcing plans to ocate in
Gulf County and bring much
needed jobs.
According to a press release
the Gull" County Economic
Development Council will host a
groundbreaking ceremony for
National Shutters. Inc. at the
Light Industrial/Retail Park at
Costin Airpark. The public is cor-
dially invited -to attend the cere-
mony on Friday, January 12th,
beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Wayne Parker, president and
owner of National Shutters, Inc.,
has purchased two acres and will
build a 5,000 square foot building
to house his fabrication and retail
sales office.
National Shutters, Inc. will
manufacture a complete line of
storm shutters for contractors as
well as retail sales for those inter-
ested in doing their own installa-
tion. The business will employ
approximately. 15 new employees
from the Gulf County area in the
fabrication shop.
The equipment and building
is on order and start-up is slated
for March, 2001. Mr. Parker says,
"I am extremely pleased with, how
well I've been received in Gulf
1 9County."


Over 400 Turtles Rescued

Extreme Weather "Cold Stuns" Endangered Green Thrtles
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Just. a few months ago,,
endangered green sea turtles were
found' to be active in St. Joseph
Bay.. Unul that time no one had
an' -iddia.that the bay was ahaven
for:the turtles.
I' Exre'i' cold weather -last
week net 9nly brought over: 400
"cold stuni'ned" mostly green tur-
tles to;the surface, it also provid-
ed: inew data about "greens" and
verified, the :health of St. Joseph
For' seven consecutive days,
volunteers .combed the bay's
water and midrsh flats looking for
.stunned" /turtles. Numerous
state and;, federal agencies 'also
joined itn .the- search as turtle
numbers 'escalated beyond what
anyone had -thought possible, in
thelbfatK. -
Experts believe the turtles got
caught in the shallower waters of
St. Joseph Bay when the cold
front made its way through the
area. The water chilled before the
turtles could get into the warmer,
waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The
bay would ,have 'been their death
trap were it not for the immediate
and quick response by volunteers

to rescue them. .
Gulf World received the tur-

Clement Piergiovanni helps
return a rescued turtle.

ties with open arms as multiple
transports were made daily to
Panama City Beach to take the
turtles to temporary quarters in
its heated tanks.
Gulf World's co-owner Brad
Miller said the turtles recovered
almost immediately when placed
in the warm water tanks. He also
noted that approximately 10% of
the over 400 cold stunned turtles
died. Most of those deaths were
attributed to Illness. injury, or
attacks by predators-much of
which could have been a result of
cold stunning."
As this story continues,
Barbara Eells and Paula Boone
document the events of the week-
long activity and outline folks
involved in the rescue operation:
This is how it all began! The
story of three families vacationing
at the Old Saltworks Cabins on
C30E .(Cape road) unfolds on
December 31st, New Year's Eve,
when the Allocco family, from
Indiana, decided to take an early
afternoon walk on the flats
behind the cabins.
There they found a juvenile

,sea turtle, stranded on the sand
and not" moving, so they alerted
, the owners of the cabins 'Rachel

and Lanny Blair,, who in turn
(See TURTLES on Page 3A)


Cold Weather Impacts Wildlife

By: Marie Steele-Romanelli
The St. Joe Wildlife Sanctuary
stayed busy during this holiday
season with the unrelenting freez-

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ing temperatures. The cold and
windy weather has had a huge
impact on more than our sea tur-
tles-in particular. our vast shore

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Pelicans are recuperating from injuries caused by the extend-
ed period of cold weather.

bird population.
The ones most impacted were
the brown pelicans of all ages.
First arrming for treatment were
those that had suffered injures
due to the sudden high winds as
',.the fronts moved, through the -
area, followed by the hungry and
cold ones.
Birds were blown into areas
that brought a large number of
phone calls to the sanctuary.
Reports of pelicans in distress
came from the bridge on Highway
71, Gulf County Mosquito
Control's yard, and the canal out-'
side of'the new county commnis-
sioners' office in Port St. Joe, in
addition to all the shoreline sight-
in gs. '*
Local shrimpers were active
in helping us locate and rescue
those with wing injures, and vol-
unteers spent a lot of time on the
road involved in rescues from
Wewahitchka to Eastpolnt. The
sanctuary's recently'acquired van
(See WILDLIFE on Page 3A)

TDC Tax Collection, Garbage,

and Subdivision Top Business

Gulf County commissioners
held their first regular meeting of
-the inew millennium Tuesday
evening breezing through a rela-
tively light agenda.
Gulf County Tourist,
Development Council Administra-
tor Paula Pickett proposed to the
board that Gulf County begin col-
lecting its own TDC tax rather
than running it through the
Florida Department of Revenue.
New Gulf Co.unty. Tax Collector
Shirley Jenkins has agreed to.
handle the bookwork. and Gulf
would receive 100% of the funds
without state fees for processing
and handling the tax revenues.
The board' unanimously
agreed to move forward with a
county .ordinance that would
amend the procedures for collect-
ing the tax, which has by far sur-
passed expectations for returns.
Bed tax revenues are estimated to
have brought in approximately
$125,000 during last year (200,0).
Pickett and TDC Commis-
sioner Carl Fox presented the
board with a check for $8,000 as
reimbursement for beach raking
.Negotiating With Waste
Gulfs commissioners aired
their concerns about the latest
annual increase in garbage collec-
tion costs during the .board's 'last
meeting in 2000 and were greeted
by Rory Cassedy, representing the
firm, in their first regular meeting
of the new year. '

Cassedy explained that one
year was left on the 10-ye.ar con-
tract with Was~te Management,
which is renewable at the option'
of either party. He agreed to meet
with board 'representatives and
review the current pricing and
possibly negotiate for extending
the existing contract if they so
desired. .
The board agreed, asking
Cassedy to meet with Chief ,
Administrator Don Butler and '
Commissioner Carmen McLe-
Starting pn January, 1st, the
cost for once a, week pick-up
county garbage service is-$15,.96
per month for residential cus-
tomers without .a cart; $19.47 per
month for residential customers
with a cart; and allows for a 10%
discount for senior citizens and
5% discount per year if paid in
Rish 'Subdivision
The board continued discus-
sion on Rish Subdivision, in
Wewahitchka, after deciding dur-
ing its previous meeting to further
,evaluate an offer by Jim Rish to
commit $1,000 per lot sold for the
county to take over the roads.
Commissioner Carmen
McLemore brought the subject
back to the table, telling the board
that the City of Wewahitchka had
accepted the subdivision and sug-
gesting the county begin grading
and maintaining the road.
During a lengthy discussion,
concerns that liability, drainage,

wetlands, and meeting county
guidelines were discussed by
other board members and
questions answered by the
board's attorney Tim McFarlanpl
and Road Department head
Bobby Knee. "
At the heart of the 'board's
stance seemed to be a willingness
to help Rish with his needs; but
enforce' requirements of plat and
engineering work needed before
the board could move forward.
The board Will further discuss
requirements with Rish.
In Other Business
*Agreed to apply for worker
training funds for several workers
who would like to continue job-
related educational training, as
requested by :Chief Administrator
Don Butler.
IAppointed David Langston
and Garry Rouse to the Workforce
Development Board.
*Decided to re-advertise and
expand the market area since no
applications were received for .a
court reporter. The administrator
will also -look at some interim
alternatives to fulfill short term
*Were notified of five points of
impasse between the county and
union employees. County negotia-
tor Larry Wells set up a meeting
with .the board and union repre-
sentatives at 5:00 p.m., ET,
January 23rd in the board meet-
. ing room.
(See COUNTY on Page 7A)

K-9 units from around' the
Panhandle area are in the midst
of a week-long intense: training
program/school sponsored by the
Gulf County Sheriffs Department
in conjunction with the'National
Police Work Dog Association and
the Florida Sheriffs Task Force.
Some of the top master ti-ain -
ers in the country have been on
hand to' help K-9 units hone their
skills and effectiveness.
' Wednesday afternoon the
public was given an opportunity
to see first hand some Qofthe skills
as participating K-9 units con-
ducted a demonstration held at
the K-9 obstacle course set up on
county property adjacent to the
Gulf County Courthouse.
One of the highlights of the
program was a presentation by
10-year-old Stacey Hillman of
funds to purchase a K-9 bullet
proof and stab proof vest for the
Gulf County Sheriffs Depart-
CNN News was also on hand
to do a story onr Stacey whose
'Pennies to Protect Police Dogs"
idea has raised over $55,000 to
purchase -more than 70 bullet
proof vests for K-9's.
Stacey had the idea to start
raising funds to protect K-9's after
a police dog was killed in South
Florida. She and a group of vol-

unteers have placed milkjugs in
strategic locations to raise money
for the purchase of the vests.
The K-9.- school session will
run through Friday and. based on
what :'as'been learned thus far,
all participants, dogs, .and train-
ers have gained valuable knowl-

"Henry" goes to school.

Karrie Singel and Michelle Erwin check off released turtles.

K-9 School Underway;

CNN Covered Vest

Award on Wednesday

Master instructors worked with area K-9 dogs during training.


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First Street Project

Good Economic Trend

In last week's issue of The Star we reported on the First Street
remake project in Port St. Joe. The bid has been let for over
$700,000 of improvements and additions.
Also in that edition, I editorialized a little about how shopping
at home helps us all.. The First Street development and subse-
quent businesses that locate at Port City Shopping Center will be
just one more piece of the puzzle toward retaining dollars in Gulf
County, while creating more jobs in the community.
The new shopping center along with the marina area and
future development in that vicinity (hopefully a motel) all flows
well with the downtown district along Reid Avenue.
At last year's Gulf County Chamber of Commerce annual
meeting, guest speaker Neal Wade, St. Joe Company's economic
development guru, sat next to me during the meeting. One of the
discussions we had, and one he mentioned during the program,
was about regional development and how its impacts help the
entire area when new development locates in a region.
'"The development of the First Street project can have that sort
:of impact on the Port St. Joe community and Gulf County as a
.whole. Ultimately. not only the business communities, but local
residents will be the beneficiaries of this project and spin-off

Real Heroes of the

Turtle Rescue Operation
For seven of the coldest days we've seen in this part of the
country over the past four or five years, a handful of volunteers
carried out the biggest turtle: rescue operation ever of its kind.
Brad Miller. co-owner of Gulf World in Panama City Beach,
said it best- "It appears to me all the people who have been, help-
.ing here .those guys are the real heroes."
,; Brad, his staff. and many of the same volunteers were still at
work Monday and Tuesday of this week, helping to retur- a-large,
:portion of the better than 400 rescued turtles back into the Gulf
:of Mexico.
I-would not even try to name each of.the volunteers who gave
countless flours to help save hundreds of mostly endangered
green sea turtles. Furthermore, to think that these folks freely
:gave of their time during seven'consecutive days of some of the
.coldest weather we've had in years is a little bit difficult to under-
.tand. .
S Imagine wading along the marsh flats sinking knee deep in
freezing, cold mud while searching for stranded "cold stunned"
While talking with several of the volunteers Monday, they were
comparing lists of items lost in the mud during the search. A
sock, shoe, and cell phone were just a few of the items mentioned.
SBrad Miller couldn't compliment those volunteers enough.
But, he did pay special tribute to one special volunteer-Barbara
Eells. Barbara and a handful, of others do this sort of wildlife
rehabilitation work 12, months: of the year.., ,, ,
In fact, while the group was waiting for the turtles to arrive for
release Monday, someone brought ani injured bird to Barbara for
her to tend.
Gulf County has really been blessed to have so many who give.
so freely of their time to preserve and enhance our environment
and wildlife while maintaining an extremely common. sense
approach. Their efforts are working and,' as this episode has
revealed, endangered species (such as the greens) are not only
being protected, but are making significant gains-far beyond
many expectations.
Having had the privilege of working with folks like Barbara,
Marie Steele-Romanelli, and many of the numerous other vo\lunr
teers I believe wildlife organizations such as these could be well.
served to model themselves after our local group. We at The Star
would just like to take this opportunity to publicly thank all those

I think Elvis has already done
this picture-unfortunately' for me,
I missed it!
I grew up with two brothers,.
And when I got old enough, I had
two sons. No sisters and no daugh-
ters. And you know your mother
doesn't count as a girl!
Several of you have been kind
and thoughtful enough to ask
about my, Christmas holidays.
They were ah. well .... ah.
. ah different!'
The two aforementioned sons
each brought a living gift home to.
celebrate the Yuletide season with
us. One was a tall blonde and one
was a tad shorter brunette. I forget
which one was engaged to which
son! '
'"Here's what I db know. I had to
wear a shirt in the den. All the
ume. Everyday. In my own den! I

Hunker Down With Kes

couldn't scratch. burp or eat out 01
the bowl .
\Ve had sit-down-at-the-table
meals. Morning. noon. and night! I
thought they were going to start
calling me Ozzie at any moment.
East Carolina is kicking off to
Texas Tech and I'm dabbing the
corner of my motith with a cloth
napkin, and asking some young
lady who has done nothing but
smile, at me for three days to pass
the creamed carrots. .. please.
Oh, and thank youl
Our conversations centered
around buttercup silver patterns
and do aunts and uncles get invit-
ed to the rehearsal dinner.
I mostly listened. ,But, I did
mention that it would be a hoot to
see Dick Butkus eating with a fork
that had a buttercup swirled up on
the handle. And I started ,in on
that time at Trudy Sullivan's
rehearsal dinner when Scooter
Dalrimple crashed in and tried 'to
abscond with Trudy before she
could marry .up with LeRoy
Cathy cut me off with one of
her little glances and a request lor

Girls! (
the broccoli and cheese casserole.

I couLldn't stre-tch out on my
couch alter suipper for two rea-
sons. It % wouldn't look "proper" and
there wasn't enough room. I spent
most ol' the week in the straight
chair over by the aJll clock .
with my hands folded politely in
my lap.
I tried to fit in and be a regu-
lar in the after dinner conversa-
tion, "Who was the hitter' in the
1954 World Series when Willie
Mays made the famous over the
shoulder catch?"
We have, been playing the
nightly baseball quiz game in our
house since the boys were .in dia-
"Vic Wertz." Jess never even
looked up, that question had been
around a few times.
"O.K., what model glove, was
he wearing?"
Before the boys could even
ponder'.on this cne. I got another
glance and the dical:gLe shifted as
if by magic to candles and
something about what the bnde
and groom did after they had lit

by Kesley Colbert

one together and put the other two
out and were waiting for the singer
hiding out behind the ferns to fin-
ish the song .
I figured I might as well save
my question about who won the
Most Valuable Player award in the
National League in 194-1.
We didn't let the dog in the
house one time the entire weekiI
felt sorry for ole Hank. ,I tried tp
explain to him that it wouldn't'a
done no good to come inr. He could-
n't'of stretched out on the couch
Now understand here, I'm not
knocking these girls. They are.
absolutely beautiful and wonderful
young ladies. And I love them
both. It's just that I've never had
any staying with us like this ...
I remembered the old Cary
Grant-Doris Day pictures. I.kept
looking, for those "'unmention-
ables" to be hanging all around my
bathroom. I never did see a thing.
Not one item! You don't suppose
they don't- '.
Come to think of it, I didn't see
any of their dirty clothes. Not dn
the floor, on the back of a chair,
thrown across the bed. Huh? I
wonder what they do with them'' .

Let me tell you; New Year's
Day was something to behold! Onie
of the girls wanted to watch the
Rose Bowl Parade. .-
We don't watch parades at our
house! We watch the- games! NO
PARADES! We sleep' late,, have
breakfast kinda catch-as-catdh-
can; and watch Rawhide tapes
-until the kick-off of the first 'game.'
That's the way you are supposed to
do it.
"Let's vote."
That's o.k., we've been voting
for years. It's always three to one.
The boys hang with me.
"Everyone for anything but a
Three hands go up.
"E'veryone for the Rose Bowl
Cathy's hand goes up. And
Lindsey's. And Jessica's.
That big dragon with the light-
ed eyes and rotating tail wasn't
half bad. And I bet you didn't know
that the Pasadena Firemants
Association float was laced with
seven thousand, six hundred arnd
forty-five carnations::. .
And, of course. everyone gath-
ered around the table for a Formal
sit-down meal. With china plates
and salad forks! We missed all of
the, South Carolina-Ohio State
game and most, of Kansas- State
and Tennessee ..
.1I don't know exactly how to
explain it to 'em. But T've got two
future daughter-in-laws that have
some major adjusting to do! ,
I figure me and the dog will
take our time and break' it to
them gently' .
Something's Gotta Give,

This New Year I Resolve

. .. Not To Resolve, As Usual

Year's resolutions to be. made.'
Actually, it's past time!
Have you made yours? I'
haven't made mine yet.
I thought that after, one
retired, one didn't have to, or
wasn't expected to, make New
Year's resolutions. I thought one.
could coast alone, free of respon-
But, I guess .one never gets
old enough to escape responsi-
bilities and there will always be a
need for resolutions.
The' resolutions are easy
enough to make; the trick is in
,keeping them! I never have been
able to keep resolutions.. If I have
to resolve to do something. I was
having trouble with, that particu-
lar item, anyhow. It. doesn't get
any easier to keep. or, to do by
resolving to something I'm not
'doing in the first place


TAKE OLE Kes, for
I hate to keep using


Written by Wesley Ramscy

him as an example, but he is
more "visible" than other people'
in my world.
Kes said last week that he
"resolved to have more fun and
play more baseball" during.'the
coming year.
Well, ole Kes might not know.
it yet [and I hate to be the hne to,
tell him], but his baseball play-
ing days are over!
I know, mine arel
Kes' boys became grown -and
left home at just the proper time.
Kes doesn't have to feel guilty
about not being able to play, with
them anymore.
For instance; whatever hap-

opened to his periodic 'coon hunts
'with Josh which lasted into the
wee hours of the morning?
Why doesn't he have a houndf
dog anymore?
Time and age have a way of
ending these activities at just the;
right time, just'like playing base-
ball. .
No, he'll have to come up
with another resolution, or 'two,
to take the place of these two.
He has to modify himself by
playing ball like I do--sitting
back and watching the game and.
be satisfied with that

ball. didn't thie "Seminoles" do
an awful job of it last Wednesday
The Heisman Trophy people
must have had second thoughts
about awarding their trophy -to
Weinke ,after his performance
Wednesday night, He, kept
throwing, the football .to those
who couldn't catch it and the old
boy, must have been -thinking
like Kes. He even tried to run a
: couple of times for first downs.
He should know he's too old to'
try maneuvers such 'as that-
especially against, those young
boys he was playing against.
FSU looked like anything
but a national champion. Miami
could lay claim to half the title,
if they wanted. Shucks! They
could claim the whole title and
be more realistic about, it.
George Core said at Rotary
Club -meeting that Bobby.

:Bowden nade only one,mistake
SPEAKING OF PLAYING in the game; he took his team

with him to Miami!.

BUT, I STARTED out telling
you about the New Years' resolu-
tions I didn't make, didn't I?
Well, I started to swear off
soda crackers. But that one. got
nipped in the bud after the new
year was only four days old' .
. I came in to The Star
Thursday, to Write this, blurb,
and caught Willie at a bucket of
nice fresh, plump, raw oysters.
Who am I to pass up a chance to
eat a few or more nice, plump,
fresh, raw oysters? -
Everybody knows that with
oysters one must also e'at a soda
cracker and a dollop of hot
sauce. There went that New
Year's resolution.
I also sort of resolved to lose
a little weight, but I went to the
doctor Wednesday along with my
wife and he told her, "Don't let
him weigh more than 210
pounds. If he goes over 210, call

Well, that's an' easy one to
keep. I don't weigh 210 pounds,
so I have some lee-way on keep-
ing that resolution.

this far without making New
Year's resolutions, and managed
quite well. I don't think I'll start
now and' mess 'up my track
I don't plan to ask Frenchie
for any advice on what I should
resolve either. I expect she could
come up with a few that I
couldn't keep if I made them.
Such as, don't feed Smudgie
'from the table while I am eating.
The poor thing wouldn't get
anything to eat if I didn't feed
She might also suggest that I
resolve not to leave my soiled
underwear on the bathroom floor
when I take a bath.
I can't think of any resolu-
tions I could keep, so I just won't
make anyl

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called St. Joseph State Park. The
park officials referred the call to
the Gulf County Turtle Patrol per-

sonnel who conduct stranding
reports on live as well as dead sea
The story continues as patrol
members Paula Boone and
Barbara Eells took a ride out to
perform a routine procedure
regarding the turtles, and as they
-drove through the Saltworks to
the bay, they say Lanny and
-James Skinner from the state
park. .
The two were taking ,turns
hauling the wheelbarrow full of
turtles with Rachel following close
behind with another under her
arm, heading ,for the shoreline
more than 200 yards away.
The immediate identification
was that these were juvenile green
sea. turtles, an endangered
species!,- .
Brad, Miller, co-owner of Gulf
,World, was notified and he. and
his staff would be there to receive
the turtles. "Bring them',on!" The
. new and renovated facilities could

Skinner picked up two more-a
green and a loggerhead-stranded
at the state park and proceeded to
Gulf World with his seven com-
panions who, by now, were warm-
ing up and moving around. in the
cab of his truck. Brad and a staff
member, Richie, were waiting to
greet them and asked if there
might be more .. the volunteers
would. let them know the next
O.K.) No alarm yet! January
1st, New 'Year's Day. The plan was
to go out early to walk the quar-
ter-mile area again to see if more
i turtles were cold stunned.
The Hollanders, family guests
at the cabins, volunteered to help
Rachel and Lanny, search. Ten
turtles were found and taken by
canoe. wheelbarrow, and golf cart
to the Lee Cabin which the Blairs,
had set up with heat for the tur-
-tles' placement for treatment of
shock and cold stun.
Seventeen green juveniles

Wildlife From Page 1



Pelicans nesting in
enabled the.volunteers to aid in;
-i much more' rapid rescue and
transport, which can be vital -to
the injured animals' survival.
S The final count of rescued
pelicans is not complete yet as
they' are still arriving daily. but
the number should, be around 25.
Many of them were stressed from
the cold and lack of food. and just
required warming and being fed.
The sanctuary, in addition to its
normal feeding requirements, has
fed over 150 pounds of fish to the
shorebirds during the last 10

the tops of palm trees.
baby bird season.

From Page 1

accommodate whatever was
brought to them.
Late evening approached,

were found that day. After having
been recorded and warmed, Brad
and a little larger staff greeted the
three-vehicle entourage trans-
porting the turtles,.
On Tuesday, January 2nd,
the plan was to re-survey the
same areas and add a check of
the Eglin site. With permission
from Manager Bobby Whitfield,
access to the site was gained and
the Hollanders, another guest
family at the Old Saltworks, the
Hennessys from Tampa, along
with Rachel started the trek
through muck, .mud, and grass
and found 43 turtles.
Lanhy met the .crew with a
canoe to take the turtles to the
ending place at the Stump Hole.
Earlier that day, Barbara had
notified Allen Foley, Director of
Florida Marine' Research Institute
for Sea Turtles in St. Petersburg,
through Tony Rledlow, research
personnel, of the possibility of
finding more weakened turtles in
the bay.
State assistance was sent via
Tammy Summers, St. Joseph Bay'
Aquatic Preserve manager from
the. Apalachicola River and Bay
Natural Estuarine Sanctuary,
who brought staff and boats. for
the continuing search. Their
efforts produced 89 more greens
from the Pig Bayou area by night-
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
personnel Lorna Patrick had
offered a truck for use in trans-
porting some of the turtles with
the following going to Gulf World
. in vans and jeeps.
The rescue continued on
.January. 3rd and, 4th as the
efforts to locate sea turtles forged
onward with state officials and
volunteers continuing in their
treks to look "under every stone"
for stranded sea turtles.
Around 200+ were found dur-
ing the course.of the next two
days: most were small, with a few
being large and only three logger-
heads and three Kemp's Ridleys-
all others were greens.
By Friday. January 5th, the
numbers began to slow as only 40
turtles had been found, possibly
due to the warming of the bay
waters. The 6th and 7th only pro-
duced about eight more stranded.
The theory is that, as the cold
front approached, the turtles were
in migration and found a safe,
food-filled environment in St.
Joseph Bay that was warm .
until the continued cold snap hit
them. That caused "cold stun"
which lowered their temperature
quickly and rendered them
lethargic and motionless.
Once the turtles were placed
in warmer temps, they quickly
revived and enjoyed their plunge
into Gulf World's pools.
Dunrig captivity, each turtle
has been weighed, measured,
tagged. checked and re-checked,
and are now being released into
the Gulf of Mexico at Money
Bayou where the waters are
warmer and they can continue in

Over the last lew % 'ears our;
brown pelican population appears'
to have grown in numbers.
although we haven't gotten an
official count of the recent num-
bers. The reason for so many, in
this area may be the decision of
the birds to establish a rookery on
a small island in our aquatic pre-
;serve of St.'Joseph Bay o\er the
last few years.
Although the brown pelican
prefers to nest in mangroves, they
are 'not available, to them in this
area. They chose to build .their
nests on the tops of palm trees on
this tiny island.
The destruction of mangroves
in Southern Florida has depleted
available habitat for these birds
and, being long-term survivors,
they adapted to what was avail-
able here. The bay would also pro-
vide anI abundant' source of fish
for this intelligent and very old
species, as St. Joseph Bay is a
popular fishing area for both man
and wildlife.
In addition to the brown peli-
cans, lesser scaups, coots, loons,
herring gulls, laughing gulls, cor-
morants, and northern gannets
were also affected by the cold; In
addition, the sanctuary. received
two fledgling Chuck-Will's-
Widows which were nursed back
to health by sanctuary volunteer,
Maureen Mitchell, of Wewahitch-

migration or perhaps re-enter
the bay.
Many thanks are due to Gulf
World co-owners Brad Miller and
Ron Hardy for receiving the 400+
sea turtles; There were turtles in
the sting-ray pool, the aquarium,
. and the turtle/nurse shark moat,
but most swam with "Savannah"
and "Granny", two dolphins
undergoing rehabilitation, who
shared their pool with the unex-
pected guests.
Gulf World personnel have
gone out of their way to make vol-
unteers and state officials .feel
welcome at the facility. Gulf
County owes a great debt to Gulf
World for the generosity and com-
passion shown these wonderful
Lanny and Rachel Blair, own-,
ers, of Old Saltworks Cabins,
opened their hearts, home, and
cabins to the care of these turtles.
Their guests, the Alloccos,
Hollanders, and Hennessys, as
well as themselves, shared in a
once-in-a-lifetime (hopefully)
event that changed-and
rearranged-their lives for a few
days. They trekked and trudged,
searched and rescued, and trans-
ported these young turtles.
Others due an expression of
gratitude include:, James Skinner
and St. Joseph State Park: U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service's
Namm m ENImum


Panama City staff; state agen-
cies-Tammy Summers, her staff
and crew from the Apalachicola/
Eastpoint offices, Florida Marine
Research Institute personnel from
,St. Petersburg, Tequesta, and
Virginia Key, and Bureau of
Protected Species personnel from
Tallahassee; The Star and staff;
:Gulf County Sheriffs Captain Joe
Nugent; Gulf Forestry Work Camp
personnel; members of the Gulf
County and Panama City Beach
Turtle Patrols; and Bobby
Whitfield and staff of Eglin Air
Force Base, Cape San Blas site.
Many thanks to all the indi-
vidual volunteers who searched,
gathered, and loaded turtles for
transport, as well as those who
unloaded and bid farewell to the
creatures to achieve the ultimate
goal of returning them back to
their natural environment.
Thanks also to St. Joe Wildlife
Sanctuary volunteers inch4ding,
but not limited to. Harry and
,Judy Paul. Bill Broecker, Carolyn
McCullagh.' Carole Erikson,
Nancy Brockman' and her daugh-
ter and a member : of her Girl
Scouts, Helen Bell, Mrn and Mrs.
Brown. Judy and Rich Mikilitas.
Shirley Starzumslo, Barbara and
Jim Fowler, Paula .Boone and her
children, and Board of Directors
members Barbara Eells and Joey
Romanelli, and Marie Steele-

Romanelli, executive director.
Special thanks to Officer
John Feltrop of the Gulf County
Correctional Main Unit for bring-
ing his prison work crew to help,
and to the Cape's "Scallop Cove"
for providing all the coffee and hot
chocolate that kept the volunteers

Above, turtles line up for
short crawl back into the gulf.
At left, young volunteers help
carry rescued turtles to the
water. See additional photos and
story on page lB.

$11000 REWARD

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office for Law
Enforcement is offering a $10,000 reward for Information that leads to the
arrest and conviction of the parties responsible for the deployment of a 70-
yard long m.onofilament 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 Commission (FWC) is offer-
ing an additional reward of up to $1,000, through the agency's Wildlife Alert
Program, for information that leads to an arrest.

Anyone with information about this incident or other. netting violations
can call NOAA Special Agent Allan Coker at NOAA's Niceville office at (850)
S729-8628 or the FWC's Panama City Beach office at (850) 233-5150.

The severe northern winter
appears to be driving migrating
birds into our area about three
weeks early and the volunteers
are getting prepared for an early

Barbara Eells releases one of rescued turtles.



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Eastern Star and Masonic Lodge
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Approximately 60 guests
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Her fiance is a graduate oJ,
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They welcome all new members.
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NAACP Conference Gains Support

By: Amy Shackleford
Several citizens have stepped
forward to serve on community
.development committees that will
receive professional help and
,training from the national NAACP
that will benefit the community
socially, economically, religiously,
educationally, and politically. A
total of 105 people joined in mem-
bership to support the local Gulf
County NAACP Branch's efforts in
its mission to better the living
conditions in the community.
SThis year's 57th Annual Flori-
da State Conference NAACP
Branches Convention echoed a
clear message, "Come Home to
the NAACP," proven effective for
-the local Gulf County NAACP

Jack Andrew Will


It's A Boy!
Linda .and Marc Willis of
Jacksonville are pleased to
announce the birth of their son,
Jack Andrew, on November 28th
at: Shands Jacksonville. He
weighed 9 pounds 12.7 ounces
and was 22.5 inches long.
His grandparents are Bobby
and Elaine Jackson of Port St.
Joe, Wanda Willis of Perry, and
*the late Jack and Kate Willis. His
'great-grandmother is Nellie
'Jackson of Panama City.

Beach AARP to Meet
Mexico Beach AARP will be
;hosting its first meeting of 2001
on January 19, at 1:00 p.m. at the
Me.xco Beach Civic Center. The
guest speaker will be Frank Healy,
City Administrator.
All members and future mem-
9~ bers are invited to attend and see
,what's happening ...in Mexico
Beach. .

Branch. Local branch president,
Amy Shackleford, proudly repre-
sented Gulf County. She specifi-
cally addressed social issues
affecting our community that are
a critical concern to the member-
ship of the local branch.
Convenitioneers were trained
and informed on. a variety of
issues: religion, education, eco-
nomic development, housing, pol-
itics, social-economic, law
enforcement, juvenile justice,
tobacco, task force, legal redress,
census, labor, disabilities and
employment, redistricting, reap-
portionment, healthcare, youth
entrepreneurship, criminal jus-
tice, and with major focus on
voter empowerment 2000 which
is inherent in the theme.,
In concerted effort, several
NAACP branch members within
the 67 counties expressed to pres-
ident Shackleford they will volun-
teer their expert services and
travel to Port St. Joe to help
implement programs targeting
housing, education, redistricting,
and youth entrepreneurship. The
local NAACP members decided
first to focus on affordable hous-
ing. Their goal is to promote eco-
nomic and human development in
the Gulf County communities
that have historically been denied
homeownership and rental oppor-

tunities within the economic
reach of low and moderate income
households. NAACP units will
provide technical assistance,
financial counseling, educational
workshops, and will work oie-on-
one with individuals to help htim-
ulate local economic growth, andc
cultivate selfsufficiency at the'
grass roots level.
The Southern Regional Coun-
cil, a, successful redistricting
business established in Atlanta,
completed a computerized print
out concerning the historic
growth of Gulf County. Their
expert services has earned them
the record as a reliable resource
and clearhousing for indepen-
dent, objective research often
focused on issues of fair represen-
tation. President Shackleford.
received an onhand demonstra-
tion of important information
-from, the SRC which would great-
ly assist the local NAACP's branch
efforts in identifying the needy in
obtaining fair representation in
The community is invited to
attend a planning meeting sched-
uled January 16, at 5:30 p.m. at
the WIG building. The local hous-
ing committee will discuss their
plans to provide free home repair
services and built handicapped
ramps for the needy.


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From left are Mekonnen
Gessesse, Senior Program
Officer, Amy Shackleford,' and
Winnett Hagens, Director of
Southern Regional Council.

If you are interested in serv-
ing on the committee, in need of a
handicapped ramp or need repair
work to your home, please attend.
the meeting. Service will be on a
first come, first serve basis. The
local NAACP Branch would like to
thank the Body of Christ Jesus
Church and the St. Joe Arvida
Company for supporting their
efforts to make North Port St. Joe
and the Gulf County community
equally suited for all persons to

Driver Safety Program Starts Jan. 16th

The Port St. Joe Chapter of
AARP is sponsoring an AARP 55
Alive, Driver Safety Program. The
program is a driver refresher and
an educational course for all dri-
vers 50 years'of age and older.
Every driver age, 50 and over,
really should take this course.
There is nothing to lose but a lit-
tle time, with an awful lot to gain.
There are no examinations, no
driving tests and no chance of los-
ing your license.
This'highly effective, driver's
refresher course, approved and
encouraged by the state and fed-
eral governments, will be held at
the Senior Center, located at 120
Library Drive in, Port St. Joe, on
Tuesday and Wednesday, January
16th and 17th, from 9:00 a.m.
until 1:00 p.m. ET. To cover some
of the expenses a fee of $10 per
person. preferably in the form of a
check made out to AARP, will be
... .The purpose of the AARP 55
Alive Dnriver Program is to reduce

traffic accidents, violations and
facilities for senior citizens and
their loved ones. They want to
show senior drivers how to cope
with the age related physical
changes everyone' isfaced with.
How to become more aware, and
handle, hazardous road and
weather conditions. They will.
cover the new laws, highway signs
and road markings, and the safety
aspect of driving. Ways to handle
the dangers of alcohol, medica-
tions, and the two in combination
will be addressed. Also covered
Swill be ways to avoid the criminal
while getting into, out of, and
while driving a car. These are just
a few of the topics covered, plus
much much more.
Classes will be presented in
two four-hour sessions over a
two-day period. instructed by
Dick McLaughlin a fully trained
AARP Volunteer. Upon completion
of the course, a certificate will be
issued to each-participant that
probably will give the certified per-

son a discount on their auto
insurance. These certificates are
good for three years, then the.
.course must be taken again.
Again, "Who needs this
' course?" According to all govern-
ment and insurance company
reports, every driver age 50 and
. over needs to re-evaluate their
abilities on the road. Please don't
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there is nothing more to learn
;because you have been driving for
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Ada Claire Davis
Ada Claire Nichols Davis, of
Wewahitchka, went to be with her
Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ at
8:35 a.m., CT, on Monday,
January 8.
She was born at her family
home in Jackson County on June
18, 1927. She has been a resident
of Wewahitchka since December
18, 1950.
She is survived by her hus-
band of 57 years, Andrew Lamar
Davis of Wewahitchka, and by her
three children; Lewana Davis
Patterson of Port St. Joe, Ross
Nichols (Nicky) Davis .of White
City, and William (Bill) Lamar
Davis of Tallulah, Louisiana. She
is also survived by six grandchil-
dren; her brother, William Ross
Nichols of Lovedale, and her sis-
ter, Annie Clyde Nichols Hall of
Funeral services were held at
Westside Baptist Church at 1:00
p.m., CT on Wednesday, January
10, with interment following at
the Methodist cemetery in
Dellwood at 4:00 p.m., CT.
Comforter Funeral Home,
Wewahitchka Branch Chapel, in
Wewahitchka was in charge of all

James Oscar Stroud
James Oscar Stroud, 86, of
Wewahitchka, passed away
January 2. A native of Gilbertown,
Alabama, he was a former resi-
dent of Athens, Alabama, and a
member of the Church of Christ.
James retired as an accountant in
1972 and moved to Florida where
he and his wife. owned and oper-
ated "Stroud's One Stop" in the
Dalkeith- community. He served
his country as a flight instructor
during WWII, and his Lord as a
Christian since 1972.
Mr. Stroud was preceded in
death by his wife. Hazel, his
mother and father, three brothers,
and one sister. ,
He is survived by one datigh-
ter, Ann Matlock and husband
Leonard of Wewahitchka; one son.
Jimmy M. Stroud and wife Mary
of Athens, Alabama; five .grand-
children. George V. Matlock III

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Leonard A. Matlock III and wife
Patricia of Conesus, New York,
James Clay Stroud, Jennifer
Nicole Stroud, and Whitney Lynn
Stroud, all of Athens, Alabama;
four great-grandchildren; Evan
Matlock and Logan. Matlock of
Tallahassee and Chelsea Matlock
and Colleen Matlock of Conesus,
New York; and many nieces and
Funeral services were held on
Friday, January 5, at the
Limestone Chapel Funeral Home
in Athens, Alabama at 2:00 p.m.,
CT with Hubert Chittam and Bill
Irby officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Limestone Memorial
Memorial contributions may
be made to the Wewahitchka
-Public Library Memorial Fund,
Post Office Box 647,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465.
All local services are under
the direction of Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch.

Linda Faye Bozeman
Linda Faye Bozeman, 56, of
Wewahitchka, passed -away
Tuesday, January 2, in a Panama
City Hospital following as
extended illness. A life-long resi-
dent of: Wewahitchka,on she
attended New Harvest Fellowship.
Mrs. Bozeman was the
beloved widow of the late Henry L.
Bozeman, "Jr." also of
Survivors include two daugh-
ters, Jody L. Bozeman, and Mary
Lee Bozeman; one son, Henry L.
(Bud) Bozeman, III; and her
grandchildren, Jesse J. Johnson,
"Jr.," Curt Johnson, William
Morgan, .Jr., Bobbi Lee Hester,
and Henry (Larson) Bozeman IV,
all of Wewahitchka.
Funeral services were held at
1:00 p.m., CT on Friday, January
5, at New Harvest Fellowship,
conducted by the Reverend
Claude McGill and Brother Dallas
Presley. Interment followed in the
family plot in Kemp Cemetery.
All services were underthe
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch.


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Mary Rue Smith
Mary Rue Smith, 81, of Argos,
Indiana passed away on
Saturday, January 6th at St. Joe
Regional Medical Center in
Plymouth, Indiana.
She 'was born in Ariton,
Alabama on March 26, 1919 to
Matthew and Mary Elizabeth
Trawick Golden and has lived in
the Argos, Indiana community for
45 years. She moved to Indiana
from Wewahitchka where she was
a resident for 12 years and still
wintered in Wewahitchka for some
time. She married Dale S. Smith,
on June 29. 1.944 in the home of
Ivory and Flossie Smith. They met
each other during World War II
while she was a stenographer for
the Civil Service in Montgomery.
Alabama and he was in the Army
Air Corp where he served as a
pilot. Locally, she was a home-
maker and had attended the,
Walnut Church of the Brethren
and was a member of The Body of
Christ Church.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Dale S. Smith of Argos,
Indiana; two daughters, Shanina
and husband Michael Biery of
Piano, Texas, and Judy and hus-
band Lowell Hall of Argos,
Indiana; five grandchildren, Erica,
Alexander, and Nicholas Biery of
Piano, Texas, Justin. and Statia
Hall of Argos, Indiana; one sister:
Dorothy Gates and her husband
Jim of Panama City; and one
brother, Paul Golden of Panama
She is preceded in death by
her parents; one sister, Pauline
Golden; and four brothers, J.K.,
Q.P., D.C., and Doyle Golden.
Funeral services were held on
Monday, January 8, at the Walnut
Church of the Brethren in Argos,
Indiana with Pastor Tony
Schneiders and Pastor Robert
Rice officiating.' Interment fol-
lowed at Walnut Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the
direction of Grossman Funeral
Home in Argos, Indiana.

Todd Barrett Myers
Todd Barrett Myers, 32, of
Tallahassee died Saturday,
December 16, from injuries sus-
tained in an automobile accident.
A native of Quincy he had
lived in Tallahassee for 12 years.
He was the former Director of
Nursing for Marquis Home Health
1ar't& and Gulf Pines Hospital in
Port St. Joe and was employed at
Capital Health Plan. He was a
He is survived by his mother
and stepfather, Annette and
Gordon Scott of Lake Yvette.
Havana; his father and step-
mother, Don and Karen Myers of
Murphy. North Carolina: txvo sis-
ters, Donna Myers Lemieux of
Lake Yvette. Havana, and Tina
Bauldree of Raleigh. North
Carolina; two brothers. Michael
Shepard of Gastonia, North
Carolina, and Philip Jamieson
Scott of Jacksonville; and a
beloved niece. Ashley Anne
Lemieux of Havana.
The memorial service was

held on Monday, December 18, at
7:00 p.m. at Thomas Memorial
Baptist church in Quincy with a
private family burial.
Memorial contributions may
be made to Tallahassee Memorial
Health Care Foundation, Pediatric
Care Unit, 1131 E. Sixth Avenue,
Tallahassee, FL 32303.

Talmadge F. Preston
Talmadge Franklin Preston,
79, of Barnesville, Georgia passed
away Friday, January 5, at
Spalding Regional Hospital.
Mr. Preston was born in
Henry County, son of. the late
Howard Preston and the late Nora
Duke Preston. He was a former
machine shop. superintendent at
St. Joe Paper Company. in Port
St. Joe, a member of the First
United Methodist Church in Port
St. Joe where he was a member of
the choir, a member of St. Joseph
Bay Country Club, member of the
Masons and VFW and a veteran of
the U.S. Marines having served in
Survivors include his wife of
60 years, Sara E. Preston, daugh-
ter Yvonne P. Benefield of Duluth,
Georgia; grandson, Brian P.
Benefield of Duluth. Georgia: a
granddaughter and:her husband,
Pamela and* Scott Butler of,
Houston, Georgia; great grand-
daughter, Sarah Blythe Butler;
sisters and brothers-in-law,
Vivian and Wallace Stanfield of
Jonesboro, Georgia; Beatrice and
Wayne Birdwell of Griffin,
Georgia; sisters-in-law and
brother-in-law, Lena Queen of
Barnesville, Georgia, Myrtice
Goen of. LaGrange, Georgia.
Robert and Florene. English of
Barnesville, Georgia, and Florence
English of Jackson, Georgia.
Funeral services were held on
Sunday, January 7, at 2:00 p.m.
in the chapel of McCullough
Funeral Home. Dr. Bennie Tate
and Reverend Stan Daniel offici-
ated. Interment followed in
Westwood Gardens. .
In lieu of flowers those desir-
ing may make contributions to the
First Methodist Church in Port St.
Joe in memory of Mr. Preston.
If you would like to offer con-
dolences to the family online you
may do so at mcculloughfuneral-
McCullough Funeral Home of
Griffin; in Griffin, Georgia was in
charge of arrangements.

Heartfelt Thanks
Mere words can never express
our heart-fel gratitude to all of
you who ministered to our needs
during this time of bereavement.
Your love and prayers have helped
us bear the grief of this terrible
Thank you for putting your
arms around us and comforting
us: thank you for your presence at
Todd's Farewell Service. for the
lovely floral tributes, for the
touching cards, for gifts of food
and for your expressions of love
and concern.
Todd was a loving and com-
passionate advocate for the sick
and needy, a special gift from
With grateful hearts,
The Family of Todd Barrett Myers

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television given away by Driesbach Lodge #77, Knights of
Pythias in Port St. Joe, represented by Clarence Monette, Keeper
of Records and Seal (right). The television was part of an annual
drive to raise funds for educational scholarships given statewide,
Chancellor Commander Thadus Russ stated that, "One of the
aims of the Pythian Order is to put into the 'home a good hus-
band and father, into the community, a good neighbor, and into
the state a good citizen. The record of the Pythian Order has
been such as to challenge the admiration of all honest men. What
better way to carry out this noble aim than to help educate the
boys and girls of our communities."

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Gulf County Students
Working Against Tobacco. (SWAT)
are: still fighting against the
tobacco companies, and their bat-
tle cry this time is "put your
money where your mouth is."
Gulf County SWAT is now launch-
ingk a statewide public awareness
campaign to call attention to the
latest, Philip Morris public rela-
tioos campaign.
''The students claim the cam-
paign uses charitable contribu-
tiops as a smokescreen to hide

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the fact they make a product that
In their latest tactic, SWAT is
asking tobacco companies, which
have spent millions of dollars pro-
moting their charitable contribu-
tions in magazine ads and
television commercials, to "put
their money where there mouth
is" and donate their public rela-
tions campaign budgets directly
to the charities.
According to SWAT statistics,
Philip Morris' corporate image

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S Robert W. Coursey III, 22, of
Ocean Springs, was arrested on
Saturday, December 30th, at
approximately 9:33 p.m. for dri-
ving with suspended. or revoked'
driver's license. Officer James
Stephens observed a traffic viola-
tiofi and initiated a traffic stop.
Further investigation revealed
that Coursey's license is suspend-
ed for failure to pay a traffic fine
arid for receiving 12 points on his
license within 12 months.
Couirsey was transported to the
Gulf County Jail without incident.
On Monday, January 1st, at'
approximately 3:08 a.m., Johnny
L. Bullock, 385, of Port St. Joe. was
arrested by Officerl Stephens for
'driving while his license is sus-
pended or revoked. The officer
observed a tag violation and initi-.
'ated a traffic stop.
After a quarry of Bullock's
'license had been completed.
,Stephens learned of the suspen-
Asioh due to a previous DWLSR
"charge and failure to pay child
.support;, Bullock was placed
under arrest and transported to
the Gulf County Jail.
Seneca L. Chambers. 18, of
,Port St. Joe, was arrested on

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a valid license. Burch observed a.
driving infraction and initiated a,
traffic stop.
After further investigation by.
the officer, it was learned that
Chambers did not possess a valid.
dn\ver's license. He was placed
underarrest and transported to
the Gulf County Jail..
Shortly after 11 p.m. on
Thursday. January 4th, Leroy
Yarrell Jr.. 25, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested by Officer Burch on an
active warrant for violation of pro-
bation: other charges were also
filed for resisting arrest without
violence and possession of
cannabis (less than 20 grams).
.Yarrell was placed on probation
on November 9th, 1999 for fleeing
and attempting to elude (a third'
degree felony).
Burch observed Yarrell exit a-
vehicle in the parking lot of the
nursing home, then turned his,
emergency lights on. exited his,
vehicle, and advised the suspect
- to stop and walk towards' him.'
At this time Yarrell attempted
to elude the officer on foot. Burch
gave chase and after a short pur-,
suit was able to take Yarrell into
custody. Further investigation
also revealed that he was in pos-
session of cannabis (less than 20
grams). Yarrell was transported to
the Gulf County Jail without any\
further incident to await first
A bag containing some hunt-.
' ing gear"was fotind in the area df
Fourth Street and Baltzelf
Avenue. If you have lost such an
item. please contact Sergeant
Carr at 227-1414 to identify your,

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advertising increased by more
than 800 percent since the land-
mark settlement with Florida. In
the first half of 2000, the com-
pany spent $142 million on corpo-
rate advertising alone.
.As part of that campaign,
Philip Morris has also donated a
large quantity of illustrated book
jackets to schools nationwide. In
response. to :this, SWAT is plan-
ning to hold, "swap days" at the
schools, where.. students can
switch out the tobacco bookcovers
for SWAT bookcovers.
Also, beirining this week. the
local SWAT will fan out in the
county with petitions to show the
community awareness of the mar-
keting campaign generated by,
SWAT. The petitions are being
gathered statewide,' and will be
presented by students from each
of Florida's 67 counties at a
statewide press conference in
Tallahassee on February 23rd.

Juvenile Justice
Council Meeting
The Gulf County Juvenile
'Council will be meeting Thursday,
January 28, at 4:00 p.m., ET, at
the Gulf County Library located
on Highway 71 N in Port St. Joe.
Membership is open to the public.
Anyone' is welcome, and is
encouraged-to attend. For further
details and information, please
contact Don Washbaugh at (850)
Prior to the Juvenile Justice
Council .meeting, the Calhoun/.
Gulf Domestic Violence Council
meets at 3:00 p.m., one half hour
earlier than in the past. The pub-
lic is also encouraged to attend.

VFW Holds Highway Cleanup
The John C. Gainous VFW
Post #10069 and Ladies Auxiliary
will be holding their Adopt-A-Mile
Highway Cleanup on Saturday,
January 13.
The Port St. Joe NJROTC will
be assisting with the cleanup. If
anyone 'would like to help. please
be at the Post Home in Highland
View at 9:00 a.m. There. will be
light refreshments after the
cleanup. For' more information
-please contact Ginny Seefeldt at
648-5303 or the Post Home at

eSocial Security
The Social Security represen-
tative will be at the Port St. Joe
Senior Citizens Center, located on
Library Drive, on ,January 16th
and 29th from 9:30 a.m., ET until
ifoon to assist the public.
The Social Security represen-
tative will be back onthe first and
third Monday in February at 9:30
a.m., ET.

Euchlreat VFW,
The John C. Gajnous VFW
Post it 10069 will be again having
Euchre even Sunday afternoon at
'"their Post Home in Highland View.
It, will' start January 14 at
2:00 p.m. EST. For more informa-
tion please contact Ginny Seefeldt
at 648-5303 or Roger Remington
at 647-3512. Everyone is welcome
to come.

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11 Are Named to Class A

Ail-State Football Team

Eleven Gulf County athletes
were named to the 2000-2001
Class A All-State football teams.
Earnest Williams, Tremaine
Iewis and Seneca Chambers were
all 'first team selections.
I,. Williams, a senior 'defensive
tackle for the Gators, tallied 60
solo tackles and graded out at 92
percent over the season. Earnest
was a co-defensive player of the
year for District 2-A.
Lewis, a seniorr defensive end
for the Sharks, had 21 solo tack-,
les and 79 assists for 100 total
tackles. He had four tackles for a
loss, three quarterback sacks, two
batted passes, two cause fumbles


From Page 2,
*Gulf Cou n ty Extension Agent
Roy Carter outlined plans to con-
struct a tri-county agriculture
complex to serve Gulf, Calhoun,
and, Liberty counties. Congress-
.man Allen Boyd. recently
announced that .S200,000 in
funds has been granted to the
Carter said the committee is
hoping to have phase one of the
project completed within four to
fivp years. Phase one will include
an arena, horse barn, livestock
.barn, and warm-up ring at a cost
estimated at $5 million dollars.
*Florida Association of.
Counties representative, Leigh
Roor outlined the small county
assistance and training program
for commissioners.
fd', iAgreed to advertise for bids
rtb'puta' new roof on the White
.Cifty',Fl Departrient: "
*Heard a report from Marilyn
Blackwell. concerning the high
'rate of sickness and disease in
Gulf Count'1.

Wewa Comm.

From Page 1
Panama City, was low bidder for
three housing rehabs at a cost of
'$50,295 and Gaddis. Construc-'
tion, of Mexico Beach, was the low.
bidder onr another unit at
$23,771. .
After, these projects are
..underway, the city will move for-
ward with advertising for phase
two of the CDBG rehab grant pro-
gram. The grant funds are being
use to rehab housing for very low
to low income: and/or disabled
homeowners in Wewahitchka who
meet all the cntena of the grant
Commissioners agreed to
adopt a resolution to vacate an
alley running east, from'Second
Street to Fourth Street between
Osceola Street' and Lake Road.
They also decided to review job
descriptions for Cit' Manager,
City Clerk, and Utility Billing

and three fumble recoveries on
the season. Lewis was also an
honorable mention selection as an
offensive i neman.
Chambers, a senior defensive
back and quarterback for Port St.
Jqe, had team highs of eight inter-
ceptions and six broken up pass-,
es. Chamber tallied 22 solos and
26 .assists for 48: total; tickles.
with two tackles for a loss and two
fumble recoveries. At quarter-
back. Seneca completed 61.of 112
passes for 1,217 yards with 11f
touchdowns and five intercep-
tions.' He also rushed for '765
yards on 110 carries and scored,
seven touchdowns. ,
: Sam Bell and Lamar, Patter-
son, both of ,Port St., Joe, each
were third team selections.
Bell, a senior' offensive line-e
man,. graded out at 75 percent
over the season. He was also used
as, a blocking back when .the
Sharks were in a. "Power .I' forma-
tion inside the, redzone. Defen-
sively. Sam total 70 tackles and
four quarterback sacks.
Patterson, a senior', line-
backer, had' 47 solos, and 103'
assist for 142 total tackles. He
had' ninietackles for a loss. two
interceptions, two. batted passes
and six quarterback sacks. Offen-
sively, Lamar gained 401 yards on
66 carries and scored seven

Honorable mention selections
. were: Brandon Jones, Reggie
Quinn, 'Kyron Bailey. Isaiah Jenk-
ins, Jacob Tankersley and
Jones. a junior quarterback
for the Gators, completed 45 of 90
passes for 950 yards with eight
touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
Brandon rushed for 410 yards on
125 carries and scored six touch-
downs. ,. ..
Quinn, a senior running back
for the Sharks, had i61 cares
for 1,038 .yards and 15 touch-
downs. On defense, Reggie had 49
total tackles. two interceptions.
and three quarterback sacks.
Bailey, a senior wide receiver
for Port St. Joe. had 33 receptions
for 574 yards and caught six
touchdown passes. Kyron had 50
tackles on defense with two inter-
ceptions and four batted passes.
Jenkins, a junior wide receiv-
er for the Sharks, caught 25 pass-
es for 594' yards and five touch-
downs. He had two interceptions
and one batted pass on defense.
Tankersley. a senior line-
backer for the Sharks, tallied 43
solos and 128 assists for a team
high 171 tackles. Jacob had a
team high- 10. tackles for 'a loss
with five quarterback sacks. one
interception, two batted passes
and caused two fumbles.

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Isaiah Jenkins (23) lays in two of his 21 second quarter points in
Port St. Joe's 83-57 victory over Chiles.

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In the early morning hours of December
29th, 2000, the Dead Lakes Sportsman's
Lodge (just across the dam) was burglarized.
Anyone having any information in this act of
thievery please contact the Gulf County
Sheriff's Office at 639-5717 or 227-1115.

Reward will be given for the arrest
and conviction of this thief.

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is a prime example of man doing continuing good. Actually
it is the last chance for someone to do something for his fel-
low man. Organ donation knows no economic barriers. It
is the great common denominator. Whether a man be
prince or pauper, he can make the same-wonderful gift,
and in doing so a part of him endures.
At this time of year when the spirit of giving is so
much in our minds, consider making out a donor card or
adding it to your will. The more donors the greater Ihe
opportunity for matching ideal donors and thus more
chance for success.
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Gators Take District Win

The Wewahitchka Gators
improved to 3-0 in Distnct 3-2A
play with Tuesday night's 54-46
victory over Liberty County. The
Gators led 27-21 at intermission.
then outscored the Bulldogs 27-
25 in the second half.
Pete Taunton led the Gators
with a game high 21 points. 10
rebounds, four blocked shots and '
two steals. Derrick Williams
added 18 for Wewahitchka (7-6.3-

Score by Quarters
Bulldogs 10 11 10 15 46
Gators 16 11 15 12 54
WEWA (54)- Derrick Williams 18.
Pete Taunton 21. Brandon Jones
4. John Poe 2. Patrick Kerrigan 5,
P. J. Addison 3. and Titus Pittman
LIBERTY CO. (46)- Gavin Peter-
son 6. Jared Rackley 15.
Delandon Reed 8. Timothy Berri-
um 2. Roosevelt Peterson 6, Jerry
Drama 2. and Chns Williams 9.

Tiger Sharks Post 3 Wins, 1 Loss

The Port St. Joe Tigers Sharks
jumped out to a 35-12 halftime.
lead en route to a 64-46 victory.
over Greensboro Thursday night,
in "the Dome." The Tiger Sharks
improved to 11-4 overall and 3-0,'
in District 3-2A..
Kyron Bailey led all scorers
with 23 points, while pulling down
17 rebounds for Port St. Joe. Isa-
iah Jenkins followed with 15
points and four assists. Ray Bai-
ley and Seneca Chambers each
added I 11 for the Tiger Sharks.
Score by Quarters
Bulldogs 6 6 19 15 46
Sharks 17 18 17 12 64
PSJ (64)- Kyron Bailey 23. Isaiah
Jenkins 15. Ray Bailey I1. Seneea
Chambers 11. Jarrell Showers 2,
and Lamar Patterson 2.
G'BORO (46)- Chris Britt 6. Cody
Gilcrist 3. Ricardo McMillion I I.'
Domontque Watson 3. Amos
Bostic 14, and Michael Campbell
Isaiah Jenkins sunk a Jump
shot in the paint with 3.5 seconds
remaining to lift the Tiger Sharks
to a 40-38 victory over Lawton
Chiles High School in Tallahas-
see. Port St. Joe (12-4) led 18-16
at intermission.
Isaiah Jenkins led the Tiger
Sharks with 15 points. Kyron Bai-
ley followed with 1I1 points and 12
rebounds, and Seneca Chambers
added 10.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 12 6 10 12 .- 40
T'Wolves 9 7 10 12 38,
PSJ (40)- Isaiah Jenkins 12,
Kyron Bailey 1 1. Lamar Patterson
4, Seneca Chambers 10, and Ray
Bailey 3. ,

CHILES (38)- Jon Kelly 14, Brian
Cunningham 3, Brian Rackley 3,
and Bryan Yasinsac 18.
Ronnie Parramore's three-
pointer at the buzzer broke a 35-
35 tie, giving Grand Ridge a 38-35
victory over Port St. Joe Saturday
night. It was the second time this
season that Grand Ridge defeated
the Tiger Sharks.
The Tiger Sharks (12-5)
jumped out to a 20-10 lead by

halftime, but were outscored 15-6
in the final period. Port 'St. Joe out
rebounded Grand Ridge 31-23,
but was only 2 of 10 from the
charity line in the fourth quarter.
Kyron Bailey led Port St. Joe
with 15 points and 13 rebounds.
Isaiah Jenkins added 12 points
and five assists for the Tiger
Sharks. Seneca Chambers also
had 12 rebounds.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 13 .7 9 6 35
G'Ridge 8 2 12 16 38

PSJ (35)- Kyron Bailey 15, Isaiah
Jenkins 12, Ray Bailey 3, Dustn
Cruz 3, and Seneca'Chambers,2.
GRAND RIDGE (38)- Brandon
Sims -11, Ronnie Paramore 9, Nick
Sims 7, Desmond Sims 7, Derrick)
Cockerham 2, and Roger Godwin
Port St. Joe rebounded from a
14-11 first quarter deficit ,to'
outscore the Chiles Timberwolves
37-15 in the second quarter'en
route to Tuesday night's 83-57
victory. The Tiger Sharks led 48-
29 at halftime and outscored the
Timberwolves 35-28 in the second
half of play.
Isaiah Jenkins scored 21 of'
his team high 23 points ip the,',
Tiger Sharks (13-5) 37 point sec-
ond quarter. Seneca Chambers
followed with 20 points, Ray Bai-
ley had 15. and Kyron Bailey
added 12 for Port St. Joe.
Former head basketball coach '
Vernon Eppinette will be honored
by the community prior to Fnday
night's game against Apalachico-
'la. All fans and players who were:
a part of those great years with
Eppinette and the Tiger Sharks
are invited to attend.
Score by Quarters
Chiles 14 15 13 15 57
Sharks 11 37 13 22 83
PSJ (83)- Isaiah Jenkins I23,
Seneca Chambers 20. Ray Ba4ily
15, Kyron Bailey 12. Trem"e
Lewis 4. Jarrell Showers 3, Prti- e
Jones 2. Santiel Chambers 2. and
Lamar Patterson 2.
CHILES (57)- Brian Yasinsac-:24
Jonathan Kelly 21, Devin Smith'y4-.
Brian Cunningham 2. Dave Hd-
han 2. and Justin Roberts 4. ;w-'
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Lady Sharks Win
The'Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
improved to 6:4 overall and 4-1 in
Distnct 3-2A with Monday night's
53-39 victory over Greensboro.
Tynetta Towner and Bonnie
Belin combined to score 43 of the
Lady Sharks 53 points. Towner
had a game-high 27 points,;while
S Belin added 16.

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Rescuing Endangered Turtles Provides Heart

Warming Experiences for Everyone Involved

Boy, what' a week! This has
been an experience we will never
forget! Little did we know when
the Allocco Family came to us to
say there was a turtlebly our dock
'that it would be the start of some-
.thing like this.

Five days of hauling turtles in
the muck and freezing mornings
was worth every step and sore
muscle to see those little guys
warm up and swim when we put
them in the tank at Gulf World.
They all looked dead when we

achel andLanny with car fu of turtles ready for transport.
Rachel and Lanny with car full of turtles ready for transport.

"Cold stunned" green turtles lie motionless on bay flats
prior to rescue.

Old Saltworks cabin had some unexpected guests warming
up to the fireplace while waiting for a ride to Gulf World's heat-
ed holding tanks.

found them and the first day we
were in tears, but when we were
allowed to go to Gulf World with
Barbara and. saw them warm up
and swim it was fantastic!
We- would especially like. to
thank Barbara Eells and Paula
Boone for allowing us to take part
in such an extraordinary event.
They were absolutely fantastic!
Barbara knew just what to do and
how to care for them till we could
get them in and to Gulf World.
She's worked tirelessly since
Sunday when we called here to let
her know about the turtles at
We would also like to thank
our guests that helped carry tur-,
tles, sometimes for miles, to get
them in. The Hollanders from-
Michigan with their three chitl-
dren,. Amber (12), Jasmine (10).
and little Ella (2). Jasmine had
just completed a report for school,
before the holidays on sea turtles
She was telling us all about them
arnd naming the parts of the tur-
tle. .
We thought that after the first,
day of freezing temperatures,, long
hikes through water and muck,
they wouldn't want to go through '
that again-but the Hollanders
were up bright and early for the
next two days to do it all again. .
Their laid back, relaxing vacation
on the Cape changed to probably
the hardest working vacation they
ever hadl
Issac Hollander and Tom
Brocato pulled a canoe, so that we
could get to as many as we could
and bring them back. We turned
one of our cabins into a turtle
hospital so that Barbara could
measure and do her paper work
before taking them to Gulf World.
The folks at Gulf World were
great. They treated the Hollander
children to a tour and all the
shows before they left to go back
home. They worked around the
clock themselves to prepare for
more turtles than expected.
On Tuesday, another guest
heard about the turtles and joined'
in the rescue. The Hefinessy
Family, from Tampa, and' their
children, Rachel, Alea, Kristy and
Sean. They were- all troopers.
Without these families, we would
not have been able to get to all the
,-.. ules.We-arraied.nuL 53.1ixrtles
that day. Several lost shoes, but.,',
they continued barefooted. A cell'
phone and camera is somewhere
between Old Saltworks Cabin and
the stump hole.
On Thursday, Kevin
Quaranta joined us. He retrieved
five turtles from the stump hole
area that the men couldn't get.
Kevin being lighter in weight and
quicker allowed him to scoot
across the muck and water with-
out sinking as much like the big
guys were doing. Great job Kevin!
Joyce and Jerry Lanning (from
Indian Pass) joined in with 'chtoe

in tow and walked the bay from
Saltworks to the stump hole and
rescued one of the largest turtles
that was found.
This has been a week that
none of us will ever forget. The
folks that came to spend the holi-
days at Saltworks as guests, left
as our friends and friends of the
Cape. The kids were incredible,
making every step we did, carry-
ing heavy turtles out and going
back for more. Many, many
thanks to them and their parents.
I think we will gain a couple of
future marine biologists out of
The whole week was a roller
coaster of emotions. Seeing all the
people from the state, our guests,
friends, and local people working
so hard for the turtles. When we
would find one, that didn't make
it,: it was sad,. but then someone
would yell .out,. "he's alive" it
would lift our hearts and our feet
to keep walking.
For us this was a very special
week in a very special place.
Lanniy and Rachel Blair
Old Saltworks Cabins

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Lay Witness Mission,

The St. George Island United
Methodist Church is holding a lay
witness mission weekend on
January 12 through 14.
The mission will begin with a
church dinner on Friday evening
at 6:30, followed by a program of
witness, singing and fellowship.
On Saturday morning at
10:00, numerous coffees will be
held in private homes followed by
lunch and a segregated meeting
hour for, men, women, and chil-
dren. Saturday evening at 6:00,
there will be another covered dish
supper followed by a program.
Sunday morning, the week-
end will end after the witnesses
lead the congregation in their reg-
ular .Sunday School and church-
The lay witness mission week-
end experience was introduced to
the Methodist Church by Ben
Johnson, a Methodist pastor in;
Alabama. over 30 years ago, and
then' to other conferences in
December 1967 at a meeting in-
Nashville, Tennessee. His pro-
gram touched all who were pre-
sent and it wasn't long until the
lay witness missions 'spread
across America and around the
The original purpose of the
weekend experience was, and still
is, two fold. First, to share faith
with others and to invite others to
know Christ as their personal
Lord and Savior.
Steve Odiorne and his wife,
Robin, from Madison will be the
lay witness leaders. Eleven other
witnesses will be coming from
Niceville, ; Madison, Tallahassee,
Crawfordville, Apopka, Live .Oak,
and Sopchoppy.
The public, is invited to any,

part or all of this event. To find
out more about the activities for
this weekend, you can call the St.
George Island United Methodist
Church at 927-2088. There are no
fees involved.

Hymn Masters
Quartet Perform
The southern gospel singing
group "Hymn' Masters" will offer
.two performances at the St.
George; Island United Methodist
Church at a fellowship supper on
Saturday, January 27th at 6:30
p.m., and again at Sunday morn-
ing worship services at 9:30 a.m.
The Saturday night session
will be hosted by the church's
adult Sunday School class, which
asks persons attending the sup-
per to bring a dish to share.
The church is located at 20,1
East Gulf Beach Drive, east of the
St. George Island causeway. The
public is welcome at either or both
performances at no charge.
The Hymn Masters Quartet

Celebrating 17
Years of Ministry
New Covenant MWOC,
located at 252 Avenue, C. in Port
St. Joe is celebrating 17 years of
ministry Saturday, January 13 at
12:00 noon, ET.
The guest speaker will be
Minister Linda Green of Tampa.
Green is a member of the board of
West Central Aglow International.
Those wishing to attend are
asked to call Debbie Ward at 229-
8137 or 229-2619 by Friday,
January 12th for reservations.

Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
S Hw. 98 Jo
10:30 Sunday Morning Apalachicolo... E 4 W ... Panama City
7:00 wednesday eveningg Hwy.
71 Reid Ave.
-,astors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Family Life Church
Ahema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net ... Wewaqitchka
323 Reid Avenue Port.St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

-- .... 311'Columbus St. St Joe Beach; FL 32456 :|
Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Night at 6:00 p.m. Youth
Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting; Choir Practice 7:00 pm
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is ithe 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 ,
Ft.r iifirn ti i, .oinccrninig our bus ministry, plcic cill 64'7-5026 -

First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue, Port St. Joe
Pastor, Bro, Marcus H. Sturdivant Church Office 227-1493
Sunday School ..... ....., ... 9:4$ a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .. ... 11:00 a.m.
S Sunday Evening Service .... ...... .6:30 p.m. ,
\'Jes.r............... : 7:00 p.m. -
We Invite You to Qome
Experience the Power of;Pentecost With Us,

\ first 'UnitedM [ethodist Church
S1 I I Norlh 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional .................. .. ...... :..... 9:00 a. m ., CT
Contemporary ....................... 11:15 a.m., CT

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




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7:30 and 11.:00 am. (ET)
Sunday School 9:45
8:00 a.m. (CT)


Di~cver od'sLove

Discover God's Love! n.
.Everyone welcome ,

Long Avenue \
601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bilble Study ?iinija, at 9;45 s:ih. and 6 p.m. (fQr all ages)
'edtneailay l- Clil'ii 11 'S Y i.tlii'iM'.; ..,. at 7 p.m..
Pi'.tyer .ni Bill,-" 5i,hin il 7 p.inm. ,


The annual celebration of Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday
and national holiday will be held
on Friday, January 12, .at 7:00
p'm., at New Bethel Missionary
Baptist Church, located at 208 N.
Park Avenue in Port St. Joe.
A candle light march will
begin at 6:30 p.m. at the corner of
Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
and Avenue C and proceed east

Domestic Violence

Program Was

Very Informative
Monday, January 8, Eugenia
Th6mas, Florida Against Doriestic
Vileice' ahd 'Pam' Martin", Vide U rn
Advocate from the Salvation Army
presented .an excellent program
on Domestic Violence and how to
get help to the ladies of St. James
Episcopal Church. The audience
learned there really is help for
abused family members, which
includes spouses, children, and
Assistance is readily available
for anyone in need. Any person in
need may call or anyone who'
knows of a person in need may
call and make, an anonymous
report. All information 'is strictly
confidential. Call Pam Martin at
(639-4300 or 1-800-252-2597) or
Eugenia "Thomas at (1-800-500-
1119 a 24 hour' hotline) at any
time. Of course, in any emergency
situation call 911. ''.
Refreshments were served
and a brief business meeting fol-
lowed. 'The annual bridge lun-
cheon was discussed. It will be
Tuesday, February 6. Please con-
tact Betty Fensom.at, 648-5020 or
the church, office at 227-1845 for.
ticket information. ,

Spirit of Christmas Shared

has been singing gospel music for
25 years in North Florida,
Alabama, .Georgia, and
Tennessee. The ministry of the
quartet is to uplift and glorify the
name of Jesus Christ through
their inspirational gospel music.
Our community is delighted to
welcome this dedicated and'
delightful group, all of whom live,
in Georgia .
Owner and manager of the
Hymn Masters is tenor singer
Sam Simons, whose special touch
and smooth tenor voice and
instrumentation show his love for
gospel music.
Bass singer is Bill Bass, who
has been with Hymn Masters
since they first began while bari-
tone Joe Salter sang for 30 years
with the Salter Brothers Quartet
prior to joining Hymn Masters.
Wayne McDonald is lead singer for
the group. He has been in the
ministry, preaching and singing,
for the past 30 years and has
sung with other groups and ,per-
formed in numerous church con-
certs and musicals.

Bell to Speak at
Amazing Grace
Evangelist Bell of Richmond,
California will be the guest,
speaker at Amazing Grace
Apostolic Church, located at 106
Robbins Avenue, in Port St. Joe
January 16th through 19th
beginning at 7:00 p.m. nightly.
The public is invited to go out'
and be blessed..

Christmas is a time of giving,
sharing and yes-of receiving. Bay
St. Joselh Care Center was no
exception, The out-pouring of love
and generosity from the commu-
nity of FPort St. Joe, has always
been tremendous. Gifts, were
bestowed: on the residents from
private citizens, church and civic
groups and of course our own
dedicated staff.
Carolers from near and far
came to warm the hearts and
spirit of those unable to be home
with friends and family. Children
from young scouts. to young
adults from the high school gave
of their time and talents to bring
good cheer and bridge, the ever
widening generation gap.
People brought their talents
in to help trim the trees anid deco-
rate the halls and dining room
tables. ,
'Santa was grand and brought
smiles to the surface of faces that
were lined with worry and pain.
You don't have to look afar for
the true meaning of Christmas to
enlighten your life and restore
faith. Look inside yourself and
reach out with a smile or gentle
hand. Thank.you to everyone who
did just that.
From the residents and staff at
Bay St. Joseph Care. God bless
and a very, happy New Year.

on Avenue C to the church.
The guest speaker for the
evening will be Rosetta Bobo, of
the Florida Supreme Court in
Tallahassee. Others on the pro-
gram will include the North Port
St. Joe Initiative Group, Mold-A-.
Male/Female, and the New Bethel
Missionary Baptist Church Star-
Light Group.
"Living the Dream"- is the
theme for this year's program
sponsored by the Association For
Community Action (AFCA). The
public is cordially invited to

Italian Dinner
'Our Lady of Guadalupe'
Catholic Church of Mexico Beach
will hold its','armial Italian dinner.
on Friday, January 26th from
4:30 to 6:30 p.m., CT.,,...
-. Adults and take out dinners
will be $6 and children under 12
will be $3. The meal will include
Italian pasta with hearty meat
sauce, salad, dessert, and a drink.

Church Celebrates
Choir sAnniversary
"The .gospel choir of NeW
Bethel A.M.E. 'church will cele-
brate its fifth 'anniversary on
Sunday. January 21, at 4:30 p.m.
Special guests will be 'The
Chosen Ones" from Ocala,
"Charles Milton" of Greenwood,
"McAithur Ruffin" of Lake
Charles, Louisiana, and other
local guests.
The church is located at the
corner of Avenue C and Highway
98. Reverend Calvin Griffin,. Sr,
pastor and Herbert Beard, minis-
ter of music, invite the public to
go out and enjoy a service of songs
arid praise. .

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Fir stCki'ck of e N azc ren

2420 Lokng Avenae Poet St. 3oe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596
Sunday School ... ................ 10 a.m. c ive Lto tlhe Lord the 1helor
Sunday Morning Worship ....... ....... 11 a.m. JueL His none, Iworslp thel
Sunday Evening Worship ................ 6 p.m. Lord in the beauty ot holmi.ss.
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m. Psalm 5 29 22

\\ // The friendly place to worship!
.. First Baptist Church
Reverend Kevin Carter, Pastor
Rusty Bryan, Associate Pastor' & Minister of Music
-^ e l o Worship Sundays at 10:'00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
S Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Co Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m.
S'' Please note, all times central!
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776




9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. St
: Call 229-8310
P. 0. Box '78 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


PSJ High School students gave of their time and talents to bring
good cheer and the holiday spirit.

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

The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study. ...... .... ... 9:00 a.m. CT *
Sunday Worship .... .10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT.
Wednesday Bible Study ........ .. 7:00 p.m. CT

", t i'508 Sixteenth Street 227-i76 "
.r"_. ; I 1Sixteenth Street
Sunday Worship ..... 10 a.m.
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m. C O
Adult School .......... 11 a.m.
*Sunday School -
*Young Children o
*Nursery Available .

P3stor Rev.. Reid C.aneron

First Biaptist Clurch

SBrent Vickery "' Buddy Caswell .
Paistor Minister of Music & Yoduth
Sunday School. .... .. ... .. 9:45 am
Worship Service ....... 11:00 am .
Disciple Training . ...... 6:00 pm
Evening 'Worship ..... ............ 7:00 pm, ,
Wednesday Prayer Meeting : 7:00 pri

Teaching the Truth of God's Word

801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707

Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

Sunday School

10:00 ..m.

Sunday Morning Service ......,. .... 11:00 a.m,,.
Sunday Evening Service ... ... .6:00 p.m.:
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting & Bible Study -7:00 p.m.

Constitution and Monument
Port St. Joe

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

Rev. Jesse Evans

Robert E. Downs, Jr. Diana Sealey
Choir Director Youth & Children's Director

ce Baptist Chu,,
Come Celebrate this Lord's Day With Us!
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Bible Study at 9 a.m., Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Pastor Lee Cordell
Church: 227-1180 http://www.graceeagles.org

Martin Luther King,

Jr. Celebration Friday


.Santa was a big hit at the center. Shown above is the Big Guy
himself sharing Christmas joy with Mellerine Roberts.

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'News From the Halls of


High School

What a grand sight to see all
of the students; faculty and stafl
back at it once again The riew
outfits look great, and the smiles
are refreshing. 2001 shows a lot
of promise
Last week we shared some
ideas about getting off' to a good
start when school' resumes.
However, all the mechanics and
preparation are not effective if a
student's attitude is not what it
should be. Let's look at a few
pointers that may help a child's
b- Share your experiences, ideas,
--:and future goals with your
V.Encourage your child to look
%within for choices or decisions.
.;Love your child unconditional-
ly and accept shortcomings as
.a part of being human.
*' Focus on your child's educa-
: tional progress and the way he
or she feels about school-lis-
ten to their ideas and con-
.cerns .
Enter into a partnership with
your child's school to insure
the best education possible.
Set good examples for your
child by adhering to rules and
regulations: be a role model.
Try involving your child in the
daily-decision-making process;
ask for his or her opinion to
give them a sense of responsi-
Expect positive results. from
everything your child does, 'but
accept failure as well as suc-
Encourage your child to be
expressive and utilize, his or
'her lt'anking skills to commu-
nicate in a non- reatening
Make sure that you know your
child's friends .and family, if
necessary be the parent to set
trends and values.
'A quick look at our winter
sports' teams indicates that we
will be up and running again very
soorn.TJunior High boys' basket-
ball will play Port St. Joe twice in
the next couple of weeks. the 16th
and 23rd to be exact.
S"The boys' varsity and junior
varsity teams are back in action
January 9, 1 1, 12, and 16. All
games are at 'home and are
against Liberty County,
Greensboro,', Blountstown. and
' Port St. Joe. respectively. JV
games begin at 6:00 and :are fol-
lowed by the varsity games at'

GCCC Scholarship

Foundation Deadline
The deadline to apply for a
Gulf Coast Community College
Foundation Scholarships is
March 5. Foundation scholar-
ships are awarded to students
demonstrating academic excel-
lence. extracurricular involve-
ments, academic potential,
leadership ability and,. financial
need. Priority consideration is
given by the Scholarship
Corrmuttee to residents of the Gulf
Coast Community College service
district ..
A scholarship application ihay
be obtained at' the Gulf Coast
Community College Foundation
Office, 5230' West Highway 98 in
Panama City.

j anuary 15- January 19, 2001
MbNDAY-M.L.K. Day, No
,french fries, applesauce jello, and
milk or chef's salad meal.
NWEDNESDAY-vegetable soup,
grilled 'cheese sandwich, saltine,
crackers, peaches, chocolate pud-
4ing,/milk,' or chef's 'salad meal
,HURSDAY-6ven fried chicken,
hnashed potatoes, green beans,
pinixed fruit, roll, and milk, or
chefs salad meal.
'FRIDAY-sausage pizza, tossed
salada, pears, bread sticks/dress-
'ing, milk, or chefs salad meal.


I about 7:15.
r The Lady Gator basketball
team plays at Rutherford at 4:00
on the 9th, home against
t Chattahoochee on the 19th at
4:30, and at Blountstown on the
12th at 6:00.
Other events and activities'
that are coming up this month
that require our attention include
the following. On the 15th there is
t no school in observance of Martin
LuLther King, Jr. Day. Offices will
also be closed on, that day.
Report cards are scheduled to
go home with the students on
January 19th. Parents should be
on the lookout for them as well as
a newsletter that purposes' to

keep you informed Of the school's
activities and opportunities for
your input and involvement. Gold
Cards will be issued on the 25th.:
There will be a financial aid
workshop on the 22nd at 6:306
p.m. in the commons. This is a
great way to earn points toward'
the Gulf County Scholarship.
The -School Advisory Council.
will convene on January 22nd at
5:30 p.m. in order to accommo-
date the Financial, Aid Workshop
'at 6:30. Discussion will center on
the next year's goals.
The county wide spelling bee
will be held at PSJ on the 25th.
WJHS will be crowning its cham-
pion some time this month in,
order to be .represented at the
On the 30th we will be host-.
ing a special assembly with a.
theme of anti-drug use and
abuse., The show will begin
around 9:30 a.m. if you are inter-
ested in, attending. This is a
nationally known touring group
making this important presenta-
tion. Performers will be using all
kinds of media in' order to make
their point.
We will announce our next
TGIF soon. It will be a fun one-so
get ready
The Gulf County School
Board will be meeting at WHS oh
February 6th in the morning. This
is a great time for local residents
t9 participate in this process.
SWe should not overlook the
fact that the FCAT is' coming
quickly. Let's focus on every class
as an opportunity to achieve high
marks. We can do itl

College Financial

Aid Resources

Help Families
The holiday season is over, and
for many families with seniors in,
high school, it's time to get busy
with financial aid, applications for
Experts at ACT offer the fol-
lowing information to help fami-
lies find the resources they need,
to complete their financial aid
The most important form is
the Free Application'for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) the FAFSA
determines eligibility for student
financial aid from. federal pro-
grams. Colleges and universities
also use the FAFSA, but may also
require students to fill out addi-
tional forms. Families can begin
submitting their FAFSA forms any
time after January 1 when they
have the necessary income state-
ments from the previous year to
complete the form.
The FAFSA, available from
high school counselors are at
www.fafsa.ed.gov, collects infor-
mation that is used to determine
how much the family is expected
to contribute toward the student's
education (Expected Family
.Contribution, or EFC). Families
usually receive a Student Aid
Report three to four weeks after
submitting the FAFSA form. It will
summarize the date reported on
the application. Families can get
estimates of what their EFC may
be and the costs of attending spe-
cific, institutions by using ACT's
Financial Aid Need Estimator at
'Families can find information
on more than 600,000 scholar-
ships totaling more than $1.6 bil-
lion at www.collegenet.com. This
website provides a broad search of
Scholarships or a list of scholar-

Computer Classes

Offered at GCCC
Gulf Coast Community
College's' Lifelong Learning
Center, in conjunction with the
Business' and Technology
Divisions will offer the following
courses in January. .
Insurance Agents Continuing
Education Classes
* BOP/Workers Compensation,
January 23., from 8:00 a.m. to
noon, cost $17;
* Homeowners; January 23,
from 1:Q,0 to 5;00 pm.,, cost

* Disability Income/Deferred
Compensation, January 25,.
from 8:00 a.m. to noon, cost:
.$ 17 ; ,
* Business Disability Income,
January 25, from 1:00 to 4:00
p.m., cost $14. '
Saturday Non-Credit Computer
* Windows 95/98 Basic, January
20 and January 27, from 8:30
a.m. until 5:00 p.m., cost $50; '
* MS Word 2000 Basic, January
20 and January 27. from 9:00.
a.m. until 4:00 p.m., cost $50;
* Introduction to AutoCAD,
January 23, from' 9:00 a.m.'
until 4:00 p.m., cost $25.-
Evening Non-Credit
Computer Classes
* Introductibn to, Computers,
Thursday, January 25 to
February 22, from 6:30 to 9:30
p.m., cost $50;
* MS Excel 2000. -Basic,
Thursday, January 25 to
February 15, from 6:30 to 9:30
'p.m., cost $50; ; I
* MS :Access 2000 Basic,
Tuesday, January 23 to
February 13; from 6:30 to 9:30
p.m., cost $50.
AutoCAD Classes
* AutoCAD Level 1, January 19
to January 21;
* AutoCAD Level 2, February 2 to
February 4;
* ,AutoCAD:-Level, ;3Febrftary 23,
A',.toFebmary25-:v. ," '".,
This series-of thriee'one-credit
classes are part of the Autodesk
Training Center coursework. All
three classes meet on Fridays
from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m.,
Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until
4:30 p.m., and Sundays from 1:30
until 4:30 p.m. Tuition is $51.10,
for. twelve months, Florida resi-
dents. ., ,,
l classs eqire" pre-regis-
tration in the office of Admissions
and Registration. For more infor-
mation call (850) 872-3823 or,
800-311-3685. extension 3823. or'
visit http://www.gc.cc.fl.us/bit.
Gulf/Franklin Center
Non-Credit Computer Classes
Introduction to the Internet,
Thursday January 23 to
February 20, from 6:30 to 9:30
p.m. t C computer
* Introduction to Computers,
Tuesday, February, 27 'to'
March 27, from 6;30 to 9:30.
p.m.. and
* MS Excel 2000-Basic. Satur-
days, March 3 to March 10,
from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
These non-credit "computer
classes will be held. at '.the',,
Gulf/Franklin Ceriter in .Port St.
Joe. Class .times listed are
Eastern Time. the cost is $50' per,
class and pre-registration ,.is
required. Please' call (850) 872-
3828 or 800-311-3685, extension
-3823 for more information or visit

ships, by category such as age,
.academics ethnicity, interests,
nationality or sports. Students,
also can apply online for the
scholarships. For 'additional
opportunities including local
scholarships, please -see your,
school counselor. .
Financial Aid Tips from ACT:,
'* apply early for, admission and
financial aid; .
* check with your. college to
determine if other financial aid.
forms are required;
* apply for .scholarships, and.
* look ifnto work study programs;
* surf the web for financial aid
informationon: ahd.- ,.*
.'try these'w.ebsites: i, '
Financial Aid Need Estimator
and financial-aid informration--
www.act.org/fane;' free scholar-
ship search-www.collegenet
.com; The'. Financial Aid
Information page-vwww.finald
.org;: The 'Federal t3overnment
Financial Aid Page-www.ed.gov ..':
/finaid.html; Free Application for
Federal Student Aid-wwy.fafsa.e
,d.gov; College Scholarship Search
-www.collegenet.comni; '

"^ #News Column
Q- Faith Christian Sahool

It is time to welcome a new
.century and a new semester of
school at Faith Christian. '"This is
the day the Lord hath made; we
will rejoice and be glad in it.."
Psalms 118:24
Monday, the teachers and
staff had a workday-getting their
classrooms in order and working
on grades and report cards.
Report cards: for grades K5
through grade eight will be sent
home Thursday, January 11. We
are beginning the third nine-week
quarter, which ends March 14.
Faith Christian students and
teachers will have' a holiday
Monday, January 15.
There will be a school spelling
bee Friday, January 19, to deter-
mine who will represent Faith

Christian at the Gulf County Bee
to' be held January 25. Students
in grades five through eight will
compete for this privilege and
We want to thank Mrs. Angela
Bouiington for stepping in for Mrs.
-Brenda Robershaw in grade one
these next .few weeks. Mrs.
Robershaw is with her husband
in Birmingham where he is recu-
perating from surgery. Please
pray for Ronmie and Brenda, and
also, for Mrs. Alicia Williams who
is with her father who is very ill.
The Faith' Christian School
Administration and,: staff extend
best wishes to all its readers, stu-
dents, families and friends for a
peaceful and prosperous New

Apalachicola Bay

Charter School OK'd

On Thursday. January 4, .,the
Franklin County School Board
unanimously approved the first
public charter school application
in Franklin County. Charter
schools are independently oper-
ated public schools which receive.
operating funds from the state.
Charter schools are free to
develop educational -.programs
based on the needs of its stu-
dents. '
There is no cost for a student
to attend the charter school.
Charter schools operate under, a
performance contract and are free.
of,any;,rules and regulations cre-,
ated for traditional public schools.
As part of the charter contract,
charter schools are held strictly
accountable for academic and
financial results.
Charter schools must partici-
pate in the state assessment sys-
tem. In addition, they must meet
graduation requirements and
achieve locally negotiated perfor-
mance goals. At the current time,
'there are over 175 charter schools
in. Florida and over 2,000 in the
United States. ,
Current plans call,'for estab-

"Just Ask" Open House,
: Gulf Coast "Community
College will present a "Just Ask"
open house function on February
1,. from- 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. in the
Student UniOn East .conference
Center on campus. .
Representatives from all
'GCCC divisions will 'be available
to answer questions on a one-on-'
one' basis regarding programs.
classes, financial aid and admis-
-pions,. Representatives from sev-
e-'ral financial organizations will be
present as well to discuss meth-
,ds of financing a college educa-,
A scholarship will be 'given'
,away and refreshments will be.
served. For more information, call
(850) 747-3200.

fishing the Apalachicola Bay-
Charter (ABC) School in either
Apalachicola or Eastpoint.
Discussions are /underway to
finalize the location and begin the
building development program.
The ABC School will incorporate
programs and educational oppor-
tunities made available through
local partnerships.
The ABC School Board of
Directors has determined that the
charter school will be established
for kindergarten through eighth
grade. 'In :August 2001 'ABC '
School %iIll open serving students
in kindergarten through third
grade with approximately 50 stu-
Any student residing within
Franklin County is eligible to
attend the ABC School. Should
the. number of applicants' exceed
the available space of 'any grade
level, Florida requires that a ran-
dom' lottery be conducted for'
admission. : .
Onr Thursday, January. 24th
at 6:00 p.m.n the Apalachicola'
Community Center by.Battjery'- .
park, there will be an infor-
mation meeting for al interested
parents arid community mem-
bers., For further information
please call Dick Jost (850) 927-
2969 or Elizabeth: Kirvin at 653-


By the age of eight, most chil-'
dren watch four hours of .televi-'
sion a day and see more than
20,000 commercials a year. Most
students-watch 5,000 hours of
television during their elementary
school years. That is more time
than they spend in their class-'
Unfortunately, a child's TV'
watching is .not limited to chil-
dren's programs. They also watch
shows intended for adult audi-
ences. In so doing they are
exposed to beer commercials,'
adult themes, and graphic acts of
violence and sex.
Fortunately, there are. things
parents can do about their chil-
dren's TV addiction. Pulling the
'plug may be unrealistic, but.sur-"
rendenng control would be too
lenient. Parents must teach their
children to watch TV critically, to
distinguish between fact and fic-
tion and right from wrong, to ana-
lyze, interpret and evaluate com-
mercials and programs. By learn-
ing how-to watch television objec-
tively, children will be less gullible
and less likely to be negatively
affected by what they see. and
Here's a fewpointers provided
'by the National Association of
Elementary School Principals:
Be wise to advertising.
Watch"V with 'our c renA
pointing out that companies payv
millions to promote their products
with only potential sales in mind.
Understand differences in
TV violence. Studies show that'
the more violence children 'are
exposed to on television the more
violence seems an acceptable
behavior. Help your children
understand the differences
between the violence they see in
news, cartoons, movies and docu-
mentaiies. If violence is presented
as' a solution to a problem, sug-
gest some alternative solutions. .'
Understand nuances of TV`
production. Much of the strong.
effect that television has on young
minds is due to such subtle tech-
niques as. background music,
casting of actors, camera angles'
and lighting.
Know the difference
between real and make-believe.
Help ypur children compare dra-
matic series, soap operas and
other fictional -works with those
that depict actual event.
Watch for hidden agendas
and bias. Television often reflects
bias. and stereotypes. Discuss
sensitive issues presented frankly
with your children.
Place sensible limits qn TV-
viewing. Find good programs.
Watch TV together and search, for
alternative ':forms of entertain--
ment such as board games and
reading. ,

On Being Smoke

27.1 percent of men and 22.2
percent of women age 18 and
older are smokers, putting
them at increased risk of
heart attack, stroke, cancer
-and other potentially deadly

Every year 40,000
Snonsmnokers: die from
cardiovascular diseases
' resulting from exposure to

secondhand tobacco smoke.

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While these below normal temper-
atures are not low enough to indi-.
cate the presence of La Nina there
are low enough to force the
atmospheric circulation patterns
typical of La Nina. A continued
but negative phase of the Pacific
Decadal Oscillation may also rein-
force a weak La Nina over the next
few months to bring another win-
ter of below normal rainfall to
Florida. A long-range outlook from
the U.S. Climate Prediction
Center supports this by indicating
a potential for below normal rain-,
fall during the period January
through March. Combining our
current rainfall deficits with nor-
mal or belbw normal rainfall
amounts could lead to another
potentially severe fire season in
2001. The strong likelihood of
. continuing cold weather com-

bined with periodic freeze condi-
tions will only add to this
All residents should be
extremely careful and practice
fire-wise methods to build a
defensible space around the
home. Rhea said, "Taking a few
simple steps to reduce wildfire
risk will increase the survivability
of your home and property."
* Rake leaves and prevent accu-
mulation of dead twigs and

Rainfall during the fall
months has done little to improve
the drought conditions across the
state. While South Florida has
improved noticeably, the Central
and Panhandle areas continue to
experience severe rainfall deficits
of more than 15 inches. The state
average Keetch-Byram Drought
Index is currently higher than it
was on May 1 of 1998, 1999, or
2000. This index is based on mea-
surements from 0 to 800, where
800 is desert dry and zero repre-
sents flood. 'These facts and the
predicted lack of rainfall presents
the Panhandle with the possibility
of a severe wildfire season," Bob
Rhea- of the Florida Division of
- Forestry said.
Sea surface temperatures in
the equatorial Pacific are cur-
rently slightly below, normal.


NOVEMBER 20, 2000
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in workshop
session with the following members present:
Chairman Billy E. Traylor and Commissioner
Nathan Peters. Jr. Stanley, Jr., Tommy Knox, and Warren J.
Yeager, Jr. were absent>.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Clerk Benny C. Lister.
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham,
Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore,
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
Building Official Michael Hammond, County
Planner David- Richardson. Emergency
Management/911. Coordinator Marshall
Nelson. Gulf County E.M.S. Director Shanie
McGuffln. Maintenance Superintendent/
Mosquito Control Director Joe Bearden.
Assistant Maintenance, Superin tendent
Mosquito Control Director Steve Mork, Road
Superintendent -Bobby Knee, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, T.D.C. Coordinator
Paula Pickett, Veterans' Service Officer/
S.H.I.P. Administrator Bo Williams, Sheriffs,
Department Captain Joe Nugent, and County
Commissioner-Elects Carmen L. McLemore
(District 1), Carl W. Fox (District 3), and Jerry
W. Barnes (District 5).
The workshop was called to order at
5:06 p.m.. E.S.T.
Chairman Traylor thanked everyone for
coming and reported that the purpose of this
workshop is to allow the staff and new
County Commissioners to acquaint them-
selves, and allow the supervisors to report on
their job duties:
The following County Supervisors/
Constitutional Officers reported on the ser-
vices they provide, and answered all ques-
tions from the County CommissioherElects:
.(A) Sherifrs Department Captain Nugernt -
provide- _ecunty at the Board Meeungs '-
(B) Road Super.nter .rden Knee --.mailtains
the roads, ditches disLnct projects, etc.
within the County. (presented letter of.
(C) Solid Waste Director Danford oversees
landfills, recycling, hazardous waste,
G.I.S. Mapping department, serves on,
Solid Waste Advisory Panel Y2000,
Florida Small Quantity Generator
Planning Advisory Committee, Workforce
Development Board, Economic
Development Committee & a supervisor
of the Tupelo Soil and Water
Conservation District
Commissioner Peters discussed projects of
the new Board which Solid Waste.
Director Danford is involved in (i.e. re-
drawing of disinct lines and a central
(D) Maintenance upernntendernt. Mosquitoi
Control Director Bearder, maintains
County buildings .& parks. :,'.ersees
Mosquito Conof (landfills ditches, etc.)" '
(E) Veterans' Service Officer/S.H.I.PR
Administrator Williams assists Veterans .
and/or their families in acquinng bene-
fits for which they are entitled 'federal
program), administers S.H.I.P. program .
loans for rehabilitation and do'n pay-
ment assistance, and serves as Vice
.President of the Veterans' Service Officers
Association (western area of Florida) '
Commissioner Peters discussed the
annual application period for S.H.I.P. assis-
tance, stating that the new Commissioners
may want to help their constituents by noti-
fying them of the application period when it
begins Corrmmissioner Peters and S.H.I.P.
Administrator Wilhamrr. discussed the com-
munity board which determines allocation of.,
the fund- received from the State (down pay-
ment. rehabdiittion etc I
(F) T.D.C. Coordinator Pickett coordinates
T.D.C. information, meetings, etc. in pro-
moting Gulf County/discussed Tourist
Develop Tax
(G) County Planner Richardson reviews
subdivisions, minor plats, and assists in'
the Plannine/,'Buildirng Departmnent
(H) Cull County E M S Director NMcGuffln -
director oftGulf County E M S rn active
paramedic on the ufit, teach
E.M.T./First Responders .n. Classes,
G.C.C.C. certified teacher
(I) Assistant Maintaintenance Superintendent/
Mosquito Control Director Mork'- assists
Mr. Bearden with all county maintenance
(J) County Attorney McFarland contracts
with County to provide legal services/
opinions to the Board as a whole or to the
'Commissioners individually relating to
Board activities (will provide copies of
Government-In-The-Sunshine Manual for
each Commissioner)
(K) Emergency Management/911
Coordinator assists in Emergency
Management activities (will discuss at a
later date) and coordinates the 9-1-1 sys-
tem (reported on the 9-1-1 system)
(L) Deputy Clerk McLemore prepares agen-
das for Board meetings, prepares the
minutes, maintains Board correspon-
dence files
(M) Clerk Lister auditor/accountant to the
Board, prepare and maintain the minutes
of Board meetings, financial .records
(receipts, accounts payable, etc.), payroll
for the Board, prepare budget for Board
(N) Administrative Assistant Wibberg -
assists Chief Administrator Butler in
assisting the Board
(0) Building Official Hammond handles
building inspections/enforcement for the
County (discussed permit fees), .reported
on Code Enforcement. reported Board
members get a lot of calls regarding the
Planning/Building Department
Chairman Traylor then discussed
Issues which will be facing the new Board
(fire taxes, solid waste, redistricting, budget,
etc.) and discussed the County's grant pro-
grams. Upon inquiry by Comrnissioner-Elect
McLemore, the Board discussed that addi-
tional telephone lines installed' for the
County's fax' machine at each
Commissioner's home should be an expense
paid by the Board.
Commissioner-Elect Barnes discussed

visiting each County department to familiar-
ize himself with the operations, and Attorney
McFarland stated that they should set this
up so that two Commissioners are hot there
at the same time.
Commli.sioner-Elect McLemore also
discussed the flatin3 g ',ork creu. stating that
each District should -'hare this crew on a set
Members of the Board ,and the
Commissioners-Elect further discussed com-
pletion of the Road Paving Program, stating
that the Doc Whitfield (Howard Creek) Road
will be paved to the bridge through the
County program (the State funded repaving
of the Industrial Road through the S.C.O.P.
Program). Commissioner Peters further dis-
cussed the water department, Budget, etc.
There being no further, business, the
meeung did tmen adjourn at 6.05 p m., E.S.T..

NOVEMBER 28. 2000
The Gulf County Board of County
"Commissioners met this date in regular ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Billy E. Traylo" and
Commissioners Carmen L. McLemore, Carl
W. Fox, Nathan Peters, Jr., and Jerry W.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Clerk Benny C. Lister,
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham,
Deputy Clerk Towan McILemore, Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wibberg, 'Administrator/
Emergency Management Director Larry
Wells, Building Official Michael L. Hammond,
Code Enforcement Officer Tony Varona,
County Planner David Richardson,
Emergern,y Managemenr,t/911 Coordinator
[lar;hal Neliorn Mraintenance Supenrten.-
dint,.'Moscquite, Control Director ,Joe
Bearden. A-sistant Road Superintendent
Louie FlolCers. Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford T DC Coordinator'Paula Pickett,
and Sheriffs Department Captain Joe
Captain Nugent called the meeting to
order at 6:01 p.m., E.S.T.
Administrator Wells opened the meeting
with prayer, and Captain Nugent led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. .
'COMMISSIONERS-The Oath of Office was
administered to the following
Comnrrusioners. and Chairman Traylor wel-
comed them to the Board District 1: Carmen
L McLemc.re. District 3- CariW Fox; District
5: Jerr- W Barnes
Peters motion to approve the Consent
Agenda las .oll:,.\isl and Commissioner
Barnes _eco.nded the motion. Chief
Arnmin,stratr Butler reported that the job
nonce request from the Road Department
should be changed from a Carpenter to a,
Maintenance I position. Commissioners
Feters and Barnes agreed to include this in
-the motion and second, and the motion
passed unanimously.
1. Minutes
-November 14, 2000 Regular Meeting
-November 20 20.00 Workshop
2. Court Order Payment to Attorney J.
Gordon Shuler (Cox #00-263-MM *
$525.65 I Wyatt #00-213-MM *.$499.20
i to be paia from Account 972031. 310001
3. Fill Dirt Easement Tommy McKni-htL
CGanley f.,,adi
4. Intenton' Supervisor of Elections -IJunk
-* 30 42 PnrunerI
5. In\roice
-Animal Control (Ba)yide Lumber-3 "
$49.58 / St. Joe Hardware-9 $381.73
*tobe paid from Account ;43062-461001
-E9-1-1 iPa'ment to GT Com n 51.575 34
: .* to be paid from 1999-2000C 911 funds)
6 Job NOtice
-Road Department Request to post
Notice(s) Mo-trim Operator (If a Truck
Driver I classification employee applies
tf-r the MoTrim-position, then the Road
DeFrtnment will also post openings for 2
Truck DriverI positions permanent and
fill-in, 1. Tractor Operator II, and 1
Maintenance I)
-Resignation Maintenanice Department
(R.'A.mond Harper)
7. S.H.I.P.
-Purchase Assistance (Clark/Redd -
-Purchase Assistance (Goodson -
8. Travel NACo Conference (Washington,
D.C. March 2-6, 2001) -
to advertisement to receive sealed bids
(#0001-06) for a boater's guide to St. Joseph
Bay, Attorney McFarland opened the follow-
ing bids and they were tabled for review by
Tammy Summers: Extral Extral. Graphics
$16.730.81; European Graphics No Bid;
Precision Litho Service, Inc. $13,586.00.
Assistant Road Superintendent Flowers
reported that the County needs to place rip-
rap on the \West end of Butler Bay Bridge, but
a permit is required for this work. Upon dis-
cussion by Chief Administrator Butler that a
D.E.P.. (and possibly a Corps of Engineers)
permit is required. Chairman Traylor direct-
ed Preble-Rish. Inc. to perform the engineer-
ing work and apply for the permit, and the
County will perform this work.
MENT-Upon' request by Solid Waste
Director Danford, Commissioner Peters
motioned to junk 48 Igloo recycling contain-
ers from that department. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously. Solid Waste Director Danford
agreed to meet with Attorney McFarland to
discuss sale of these containers. '
#03783-OOR)-County Planner Richardson
presented a request for a road setback vari-
ance from Clarence 'and Ramana McKee in
Beacon Hill, stating that it has been

approved by the Planning & Development
Review Board. Commissioner Barnes
motioned to approve this variance, and
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion.,
After discussion by County Planner
Richard-on. the motion passed unanimous-
DEPARTMENT-Building Official Hammond
reported that an ISO Audit was held, and the
Planning/,Buildrg Department received a 5
for re.idental and a 5 for commercial, which
is 3 3 point improvement over the last audit.
He further reported that this will.-decrease
insurance rates for new homebuilders after
October 1st.
WATER GRANT-Chief Administrator Butler:
reported on a letter receded from the D.C A.
that the County received a stormwater grant-
for Highland View (from Hurricane-Earl) and,
upon his request, Commissioner Peters
motioned to allow the Chairman-to sign the
necessary documents. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
TION GRANT FUNDS-Chief Administrator
Butler reported on a meeting held with the
State Court Administrator regarding a:
spending plan for the Article V and,
Courthouse Renovation grant, funds.
($100,000.00 each for 2000-2001). He stated
that the plan will be prepared for signature
by the Chief Judge and Chairman (upon
approval by the Board).'
1999-2000-Chief Administrator Butler,
reported that InaComp installed the Category
5 cabling in the administration building, and
the County has received the invoice
($15,750.00, plus.$284.80). Commissioner
meters motioned to pay this invoice from the
199-2000 Article V grant funds.
Corrirnssioner Barnes seconded the motion.
ana it passed unraintmi sly.
EQUIPMENT-Chief Administrator Butler~
discussed the need for inland marine insur-,
ance on the heavy equipment purchased and
financed by the County (required by the.
bank). Upon his request, Commissioner,
Peters motioned to purchase this insurance
on an emergency basis (to obtain 3 quotes).
Commissioner Fox seconded the motion, and,
it passed unanimously.
DISTRICT III-Commissioner Fox stat-
ed that it is a pleasure to be here, and he
looks forward to working with the Board.
-McFarland read a proposed resolution
appointing the new Tourist Development
Council. and Commissioner Peters motioned
,to' adopt the following resolution
SConrT.ussioner Barnes seconded the mouton.
and it passed unanimously
WHEREAS, the Gulf County Board of,
County Commissioners is directed under,
Ordinance 98-14 to establish a Tourist
Development Council for conducting the-
statutory duties under the local option.
Tourist Development Act (F.S. 125.0104);
WHEREAS, the Tourist Development
Council shall, consist of nine (9), members,
who shall be appointed by the Board of.
County Commissioners; and
WHEREAS, all members of the Council'
shall be electors of the County and appoint-
ed by resolution of the Board of County
*Commissioners in accordance with F.S,
by the Board of County Commirssioners of
Gulf County Florida
There is hereby created the GuliCounty
Tourist Development Council. The Gulf
County Tourist Development Council shall
consist of a nine-member board made up of
the following:
1. County Commissioner Carl Fox
2. City Commissioner Brian Cox .
3. City Commissioner Eugene Raffield
S4. Rex Buzzett i ;
5. Julia Cunningham
6. Tom Graney
7. Richard Hance '
S 8. Ron Morrow :
9. Glynda Neal
This Council shall meet initially at least
once per quarter arnd .ere staggered terms
of four years. :
DECREED in open session this 28th
day of November, 2000. (End)
Peters reported that he, Chairman Traylor,
and Chief Administrator Butler will attend a
University of Florida Extension Service meet-
ing on November 29th in Tallahassee. and
Extension Agent Carter reported that the
meeting will be to discuss the needs of Gulf
County and how the Extension Service can
assist them.
MEETING-Commissioner Peters reported
on an invitation from Arizona Chemical for
the Board to attend a Community Advisory
Council Meeting on December 7, 2000.
.DA-Upon request by Commissioner Peters,
Attorney McFarland reported on his research
regarding the purchase of property by
Commissioner Peters from St. Joe/Arvida.
Attorney McFarland stated that Commis-
sioner Peters received no special favors (he
paid more than the fair market value for the
property). Attorney McFarland also request-
ed that each Commissioner contact him If
there is a question about any business deal
they may be entering (so there will be no vio-
lation of Section 112, F.S.). Commissioner
Peters stated that the Property Appraiser had
the property on the tax' roll for $5,000.00 per
acre, and he purchased it for $22,500.00 per
posed .members for a county-wide Health
Care Committee, stating that this list con-
tains the members proposed by Health
Department Administrator Kent and Bill
Williams, as well as additions which he has

* Keep gutters and roof free of
needles or other debris.
* Mow lawn regularly.
* Don't store recyclable material
or junk under porches or 'ear
* Stack, firewood at least 30' from
the home.
* Burn yard trash in an enclosed
container or ground excavation
covered with a metal mesh or
grill-if, no local or county ordi-
nance forbids it.

Please Give Us A Home

These two little ladies, along
with others at the humane soci-
ety, would love to keep a new
home on these cold wintery days.
At present the humane soci-
ety has these two lab mix females

out a weekly schedule for the floating work .
crew. Chief Administrator Butler discussed
that the floating crew has been working
mostly at the' Courthouse (to free up the
Maintenance Department to work in the
Administration Building). The Board request-
ed that Chief Administrator Butler prepare a
schedule for this crew, and Commissioner
Peters stated that the crew can workat the
Courthouse during District IV's time on the
Chairman Traylor presented ,a 'plaque to
Clerk Benny C. Lister, on behalf of the Board
of County Commissioners, for the excellent
job he has done for the Board during his
The imeeting-did then recess at 6:54
p.m., E.S.T..
The meeting reconvened at 7:12 p.m.,
Coordinator Pickett reported on some of the
current programs she is working on
(Christmas on the Coast, etc.).
of Commerce Director Scholz reported on
programs she is currently working on.
Traylor stated that this has been a tremen-
dous meeting, and he thanked the Board.
Commissioner Fox commeinded Chairman
Traylor.on the fire.,job he r:s d,:n.rc in con-
'ducting the. meetings during .' his
Chairmanship.There being no further busi-
ness and, upon :motion by Commissioner
Peters, the meetin did then adjourn at 7:28
p.m., E.S.T.

"April" and "May"; two cats, a gray
female and a orange and white
male: 11 puppies; a female choco-
late lab approximately three
months old; five-eight week old
puppies; four- 12 week old pup-
.pies; a one year old mixed spitz; a
white mixed dog; four brindle bull

dog mixes; one great dane mix;
one small red mix breed dogs and
one large black female lab.
For more information, you
may contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103 or
visit the web site. at www.cape

"April" and "May" female
lab mix pups

made. After discussion that the committee
\will elect its own Chairperson, Health
Department Administrator Kent stated that
the committee will adopt by-laws, etc.
Attorney McFarland stated that all meetings
ofthis committee must be open to the public
The Board agreed to table this list to allow' for
revie.,/addiuons bv the net,., Commissioners
ment Administrator Kent introduced Dr Eliji
Fuller who will be practicing at the
Wewahitchka Dental Clinic. stating that the
staff is looking forward to w.:.rking with Dr.
Ellis. The Board welcomed Dr. Ellis to Gulf
inquiry by Commissioner Fox about the pro-
posed Health Care Committee, Commission-
er Peters stated that the list was originally
presented by Health Department
Administrator Kent and .Bill Williams (of
Geri-Care), and 8 names have been added to
their list to be approved by -the Board.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Barnes, Chief
Administrator Butler reported that he and
Mosquito-Control Director Bearden inspected
the stormwater system on Oak Grove Avenue
(at the Madison Avenue intersection). Chief
Administrator Butler stated that 475 feet of
new pipe is needed to resolve the problem.
,Upon discussion regarding the cost differ-
ence and maintenance between galvanized
($3,500.00) and plastic pipe ($5,500.00),
Commissioner Barnes motioned to replace
the pipe with plastic pipe. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
discussion. Commissioner McLemore
motioned to delete Van Byrd Road and
Ganley Road (approximately 1,000 feet) from
the 1999 Road Paving Program.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously Commissioner
McLemore then' mouoned to add Luke Ford'
,Road to9 the pacing list (1,000 feet or cot.
equivalent to removal of Van Byrd and
Ganley). Commissioner Peters seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously. After
further discussion, Commissioner McLemore
motioned to delete the lower Dalkeith Road
from the 1999 Road Paving Program.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion.
and it passed unanimously. Commissioner
McLemore then motioned to add the portion
of Bryant's Landing Road which is not
already on the paving list. Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and it passed
County Engineer Representative Ralph Rish
reported on the 1999 Road Paving Program
and, upon request by Commiisioner
McLemore. stated he will contact C. \.
Roberts Contracung to request that the' pro.
ceed with paving the Doc Whitfield iHow.ard'
Creek) Road while they are in that area (they
are currently resurfacing Highway 71).
MENT-Building Official Hammond reported
on the Planning/Building Department, and
the Code Enforcement activities throughout
the County..
Peters discussed that the Board will need to
hold a workshop (possibly March 20, 2000)
regarding redistricting, and requested that
each Commissioner draft their suggestions
for redrawing of the districts.
trator Butler discussed that the boater's
guides cill be paid from prart funds and, due
to the deadline being near recorni-nended
that Bid #0001-06 be awarded to Extral
Extral Graphics, in the amount of
S16.730.81, due to their rapid delivery date
I the low bidder's delivery date will be past the
grant deadline). Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner McLemore, 'and unanimous
vote, the Board approved this recommenda-
DEPARTMENT-Commissioner McLemore
discussed problems with the shoulders of the
roads in many areas of :the Countyv and
motioned to advertise to receive bids for an
auger for the Road Department (approxi-
mately $6,000.00/hooks to a dump truck
and rolls dirt to the shoulder of the road).
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion,
and It passed unanimously.
motion by Commissioner Fox, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and unanimous
vote, the Board selected Commissioner
Nathan Peters, Jr. as the new Chairman.
Upon motion by Commissioner Barnes, sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board selected Commissioner
Billy E. Traylor as the Vice Chairman.
Commissioner McLemore discussed that the
previous Commissioner had street lights
installed along Land Drive, for which he
obligated Special Projects funds for the
monthly service. After discussion that he
feels it is unfair for him to pay for these lights
from his special projects and, after discus-
sion that some of the lights at the boat land-
ing are also billed with these lights,
Commissioner Peters motioned to pay for 4 of
the lights from the Road Department budget.
Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously. Upon discussion
by Chief Administrator Butler that some of
these, lights may also be at intersections
(which are normally paid by the Road
Department), the Board agreed for Chief
Administrator Butler and Commissioner
McLemore to inspect the positioning of the
lights and report back to the Board.
FAX MACHINES-Commissioner' McLemore
motioned that the Board pay for installation
of the new telephone lines necessary for the
Commissioners' fax machines, and for the
monthly service for the lines. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed
sioner McLemore, discussed the need to work

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Anchor Realty and Fantasy

Properties Merge Assets, Talents

As of January, Anchor Realty
and Mortgage Company, Anchor
Vacation Properties, Inc., and
Fantasy Properties, Inc. merged
their assets and talents to offer
the best service and most quali-
fied personnel on the Forgotten
The names will remain farhil-
iar, "Anchor Realty & Mortgage
Company" for the real estate
activity and "Anchor Vacation
Properties, Inc." for the transient

vacation rental and hotel manage-
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Among the benefits to their
* 6 convenient local offices, open
7 days a week; from West to
East: Mexico *Beach, St. Joe
Beach, Cape San Bias,
Apalachicola, St. George -Island
and Carrabelle.
* Over 40 professional full time

* in-house media department,
"Anchor News Media", headed
by Jim Frost, with a staff of
* 24 hour reservations online for
our owners and guests, with
secure electronic payment over
the Internet;
* award winning internet site:
* multi-lingual staff to increase
customer :base: English.
German, and French
The new group will take full
advantage of its combined man-
agement team.-'
Olivier Monod. who will

remain the CEO of the real estate
company, joined Anchor in 1988
and has led the company since
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director of the local Board of
John Delorme, CEO of the
vacation rental company, founded
Fantasy Properties, Inc. in. 1992
with his wife Charlie. He is a
member of the Board of Directors
for the Florida Vacation Rental
Managers Association.
The merger has positioned the
Anchor companies to better serve
buyers, sellers, and owners into
the new millennium.

In the aftermath of the gift-
.giving season, millions of
S Americans struggle- ,ith how to
pay the bills for presents and
.other expenses related to the hol-
idays. For many, overzealous hol-
iday spending may have pushed
them into serious and trouble-
some 'financial situations, or
aggravated existing indebtedness.
Early signs of dangerous per-
sonal financial trends included:
-Not paying bills on time. or jug-
gling which to pay.
Paying only the minimum on
large credit card bills.
F* request overdrafts on check-
Sing accounts.
Spending all income with no
money going to savings.
: *; Being denied credit because of
.*'* -a bad credit report.
If one or more of the warning
Assigns applies, consumers might
consider the following guidelines
for getting back on track:
Determine exactly where the
money is going. Draw up a
budget and stick to it.
When leaving problems making
payments, contact creditors
immediately about alternative,
more manageable payment .
plans. Do not wait until the
matter hag been turned over to
a collection agency, which.
might not be willing to negoti-
Check out companies offering
debt consolidation loans care-
fully. Exorbitant fees, high
interest rates and inflated
promises can aggravate debt
and credit problems rather
than ease them. .
Beware of firms or individuals
who offer to "clear up" negative
data reported to credit
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mation. is. accurate, credit-
bureaus may report it for at
least seven years. Bankrupt-
cies may be reported for 10
Avoid using credit cards. Pay
off balances, each month. If
debt has accumulated, pay
more than the minimum due,
each month. if possible.
Consumers who fall behind in,
paying creditors may be contacted
by debt' collectors. The' Federal
Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
prohibits debt collectors from"
using harassing, oppressive or
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850-653-2555 888-419-2555
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344 Cape San Bias Rd.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

CAPE SAN BLAS, BAYFRONT. "Halcyon," a mag-
nificent 5BR/4BA 4300 sq: ft. luxury home with great
'rorm, ,2 fireplaces, guest apartment, 550 pier, boat lift,
screened fish cleaning area, 2 freshwater ponds, on
approx. 4 acre lot fronting St. Joseph Bay. $649,500. MLS

C-30 Bayfront. Treasure Bay, Lot 8, Blk. C, approx. 75' frontage, per-
mitted for dock. $175,000. MLS#6479.
C-30 Bayview. Treasure Bay, Lot 8, Unit IV B, dedicated beach access.
$72,500. MLS#6246.
Indian Lagoon Bayfront. Lot 27, approx. 100' frontage. $65,000.
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Cape San Blas, FL 32456 St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
850-229-2777 850-647-3333 :
800-654-8689 800-411-3717

Mexico Beach step out to the beach' Bu\ orLe
or all four of these Gult \ie'. townhome.- Each
has a 2br/2.5 ba, with appliances & tastefully
furnished. 2 end units $179,000 each, 2 middle
units, $159,000 each. These are too good to pass:
up. MLS#4609-4612. Owner financing. Contact

Beautiful Sunsets! from large 2 story cus-
tom 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 through-
:out. Beautiful Florida Beach landscaping.
Many unique amenities. Reduced
$589,000.00. MLS#5615. Contact Ellen

311 Robin Lane, Mexico Beach. Very nice 3 bed-
room, 2 bath brick home in quiet neighborhood,
nicely landscaped. Beautiful hardwood floors.
Ceramic tile in bathrooms, enclosed garage,
thermal windows, just to name a few of the
perks of this house. Large lot, approx. ,100'x95'.
Reduced to $108,000. MLS#4956. Contact Ellen

New Listing Well .maintained 4 bedroom, 2
bath home located close to schools in Port St.
Joe. $160,000. MLS#6872. Contact Margaret

New Listing: Premier Gulf Front Home. -.
High Dune.,. Very Well Protected. One of a-
Kind custom built. Unbelievable view! First
class finishes and .design. Must See. $869,000.
MLS#6669. Contact Mark Browne

105 12th St., Mexico Beach. Reduced to
$174,900. Exceptionally nice 3bd/2ba, brick
and stucco home. Just 1000 ft. to beach. This
home has nev carpet and new air condition-
ers. Deck off master bd Cathedral ceiling and
rock fireplace in great room. Also a bonus rm.
2 storage sheds in back. Water cond., hot/cold
shower dressing room, off patio..A must see!
MLS#6174. Contact Joan Smithwick

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-hever been
rented. Downstairs has a very good rental his-
tory. Hand hewn cypress panelling upstairs.
Low maintenance. Vinyl exteridir. Must see this
one. MLS #6287. Contact Joan Smithwick.

.F.ormerly fantasyy Properties

1200 U.S. Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach,

Ridgley Home Vacation at Home' Why travel
,.he \you have your o0\. n Inground pool, hot
tub. satelhte dish and garage converted to
game room. $198,500. MLS#6325. Contact
Margaret Pre.swood

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Margaret Fletcher, Jeff Fletcher,
Paulette Cleare, Mike Harris.
Cathy Kitchens, Margaret Presswood
Ellen Allemore, Joan Smilhwick, Marlene Harris

Cla ton Beach access, views of the Gulf make this
4 bdrm, 2 ba. home very appealing. This home is locat-
ed on a 70'x200' lot next to a 2000 acre wildlife pre-
serve. Lg. windows and open living area allow'you to
enjoy the view of the Gulf & the fireplace from the
kitchen, din. & liv. rooms. The decks from the living
area & the master bdrm. offer views of the Gulf as
well. The home is built for comfort including a jacuzzi
tub ini the master bath. Park your boat out of the weath-
er and your feet in the sand. $259,900. MLS#6571.
Margaret or Jeff Fletcher.

Foxfire IV Three bedroom, 2 bath furnished l i
home in prestigious Cape Breezes subdivision --
with deeded bay and gulf access. Abundant .U
trees and foliage. Lot is 150'x180' (approx.).
SNewly refurbished with Berber carpet, kitchen U" P ..-.-i "
tile and some furniture.. $170,000. MLS#5731. .
Paulette Cleare. GULF VIEW: Don't pass up the chance to own
this Beautiful lot located in Beacon Hill.. Across
.. ,,. from beach. Beautiful vegetation, city water, and
45 electric. Priced to sell. Contact Cathy Kitchens
I. ,: MLS# 5817. $ 160,000

Sandy Bottoms Sandy Bottoms will be complet-
ed shortly, watch for open house sign, refresh-
ments 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, and much more. $475,000.
MLS#5730. Paulette Cleare.

Las Coquinas an adorable 3 bdrm. I ba. bayfront cottage
home on St. Joe Bay. This home is located on a 100'x800'
wooded lot with true boat dockage, a rare find on St. Joe's
shallow bay. Enjoy your morning coffee as you watch the
sunrise over Pig Island, a national wildlife refuge.
$240,000. MLS#6371. Margaret or Jeff Fletcher.

LO TS Developers -Commercial / Residential! 180' Auger Ave. St. Joe Beach 50' X 100' Great
Even Tide Bay Front Development located in on U.S. 98 by 440' on Court St. Also second Buy. $30,000 MLS# 6758. Contact Cathy
Cape San Blas. Gated brick paved entrance. parcel adjoins 370' on Americus Ave. by 125' Kitchens
.Underground utilities with Gulf and ,Bay deep. $975,000 MLS#3455 Contact, Ellen
access. Starting at $40,000 interior up to Allemore. Palmetto / Chapel Lane Overstreet -4.60 Acres
$160,000. Contact Margaret or Jeff Fletcher. located on the deep part of Wetappo Creek.
$160,000. Contact Margaret or Jeff Fletcher. Highway 98 St. Joe Beach Approximately $79,9000 MLS#6625. Contact Marlene
Cape San Blas Shores Gulf Front 133' X 90d 120' X 344' $180,000 MLS# 4080. Contact Joan Harris.
Well, Septic, & Water in. $325,000 MLS# 5770 Smithwick
Contact Paulette Cleare.

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To claim this property call the Mexico
Beach Police Department at 648-4790.
Thank You. 2tcl/11

AUCTION every Fri. 7 p.m. ET in
ANTIQUE MALL at Old Port Theatre.
Open Tues-Sat..
Consignments Welcome!
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ, 229-9282
AB1239, AUi737, AU1743.
10% Buyer's Prem.
Real Estate, Estates & Liquidations
Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co.

Estates of Frank and Dorothy Sue
Parker, Sat., Jan. l3th, 12:00 Noon
CST, Preview 10:30 a.m. Contents of
416 S Bonita on-site in the Cove, P.C.
Wade Clark Aucuons.- 850-229-9282.
Excepuonal Dinning room furniture,
bedroom sets, desks, kitchen full of
Collectibles, Older Japan & China-
Playing Cards Collection, Gorgeous
Decanters, old milk glass, Depression,
Crystal, Fostoria, Large Dolly Madison
China Set, .Rockwell, washer, dryer, Ig.
turquoise refrig, freezer, household
misc., gun cabinet, tools, antlers' bike,
ladders, lumber, filing cabinet, electron-
ics, great books, maple- kitchen table.
w/chairs, bar, Crystal Chandelier and
Sconces, Custom Thomasville
Furniture. Beatles albums, and doll-
clothes, nice linens, antiques. Very
Nice Estate, Too Much to, list & we're
still sorting!! Concessions available. S.:
on Cove. Left at 2nd light onto Cherry.
right on Bonita. follow signs at 416. NO
EARLY SALES. Wade Clark Auctions
850-229-9282, AB1239. AU1737,
AU1743. 10%, Buyer's Premium. Itci/I

For Sale, 1998 Ford Mustang-Conv.
extra clean. low miles, fully loaded, can
be seen at 214 Gulf Street, St. Joe
Beach, call 647-8057. 2tpl/ll
**O F6r Sale. 1996 Lincoln Town Car.
p0.000 rmiles. call 229-6449. I/11
94 Chrvsler GTC Convertible, all power.
leather. CD, etc. S4.250; 2000
Dutchman 26" Tr. loaded, hardly used,
jacks & hitch $12.000, call 639-9387.
3tpl/l I
1991 GMC Jimmy 4.3-V6. automatic.
new A; C, awesome sound system, cus-
tom tires & rims. $3,800, call 827-2970.
-: 2tc I/I i1
For Sale. 1990 Dodge Daytona
ES,'Turbo Red. 88.000 miles. runs
great, $3,000 OBO, call 648-4098. 3tpl/4
h19b5 Ford Van. as is. best offer for more
information. call 229-2619 after 5:pm.

15' fiber glass river craft boat, 55 hp
Suzuki motor, S/S prop, depth/fish
finder, tac., and more, 2 gas tanks. 2
batteries, spare tire and wheel, new 40#
thrust Minn Kota trolling motor, heavy
dut) trailer, 14' wheels, call 229-8859.
KAYAKS! Unsinkable, self-bailing, sta-
ble, safe and FUN! 314 Reid Avenue (at
the Port Theatre). Several to choose
from! Open Tues.-Sat. 229-9282 tfcl./4

2 bedroom, 1 bath duplex, *close to
beach, to responsible party. $400
month.! S200 deposit, call 647-9866.

For rent, 2 bedroom, furnished trailer in
Highland View, $300 a month, $175,
deposit, call 227-1260. tfcl/11,
Angela Estates
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,
Fantasy Properties

Ofc: 302-A Reid Ave., Port St. Joe, FL
229-6200 Office
227-6343 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours

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

Trailers for rent, I block off of beach on
Desoto Street, call 647-5106. tfcl/11
CAPE SAN BIAS, 3 bedroom, 2 bath
house, long term rental, hot tub, Gulf &
Bay access, very private, $650 month
plus deposit, call 229-8601. tfcl/11
House for rent in St. Joe Beach, 2 bed-
room & 1 bath,. $450 a month, $450
security deposit, 1 year lease, call 850-
233-3629. 2tcl/1 l
For rent, 1 bedroom .garden apartment
located in nice area of Port St. Joe, $300
a month. Call 229-7887. 2tcl/11
For rent, 2 bedroom, 1 bath like new
apartment, 606 "Woodward Ave., $550
per month plus security deposit, call
647-2570. 2tpl/11
2 bdrm, 1 bath newly remolded apart-
ment for rent in Port St. Joe, $475 a
month, call 850-997-1765. 4tpl'/4
For Rent Casa del Mar 2 bedroom,
1 1/2 bath, stove ref., washer & dryer
furnished 229-6061 or 229-6961.
2 bedroom, 1 bath unfurnished trailer
on St. Joe Beach, call 647-5361. tfcl/7
Arline Realty
Furnished Gulf Front Beach Home,
Treasure Shores, 3 bedroom, 2 bath
accommodates 8 people: Furnished
Gulf Front Beach Home, 817 A & B,
Hwy 98, .Mexico Beach, 2 bedroom, 2
bath, accommodates 8 people;
Furnished Gulf View, Hwy 98, Beacon
Hill, 5 bedroom, 2 bath. accommodates
10 people; Furnished Cottage. Hwy 98.
Beacon Hill, 1 bedroom. I bath. Call
Arline Realty Inc. at 647-2628 2tci/4
2 bedroom, 1 bath home at 1780
Grouper Ave, deposit required, no pets,
call 229-6825. 4tpl/4
3 bedroom, -2 bath trailer newly remod-
eled, clean, neat, in nice area in Mexico
Beach, call 648-5033. 2tcl/4
Efficiency Apartment. utilities included,
by the beach in Mexico Beach, call 648-
5033. .2tcl/4
For Rent, RV Spaces, full hook-up, call
229-8959, leave message. 6tpl2/21
For Rent, furnished house being remod-
eled at 528 7th Street. Port St. Joe. Call
648-5306. tfcl/4
-For Rent, Mexico Beach. 3 bedroom. 2.
bath, new custom home, therma pane
windows, 2 porches, large lot, 1,000 feet
to beach. S1.100.00. call 648-9056.

2 bedroom, unfurnished apartment,
ocean view, cable furnished, 1004 Hwy
98, Mexico Beach. 1 year lease required,
$500 a month, $500 deposit. Call before
6:00 p.m. CST 648-4922 or 648-5139.

New Executive home in Mexico Beach, 3
BR, 2 BA, fully, furnished, no pets, no
smokers, $1,500 monthly, deposit, call
912-246-5707. tfcl/4
For Rent, Mexico Beach, one block from
dedicated beach, 2 BR/1 BA duplex
$450 a month, $250 deposit, call 706-
636-4010. t1fcl/4
For Rent, available in January,
Waterfront- Intracoastal Canal water
way $750 a month, $500 deposit, no
inside pets, long term lease call 334-
677-6086. tfcl/4
Beautiful 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
1 Bedroom cottage on the nver. avail-
' able immediately call 639-3474. tfcl/4,

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

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

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

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

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Long Term Rentals
Seeking property owners for long term
rentals. Call Larry@ Arline Realty, 647-
2628. tfcl/4
2 & 3 BR, long-term rental units. Call
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. tfcl/4
For Lease: Warehouse/Garage on
Williams Ave, 2550 sq. ft., 2 service
bays, 2nd story-loft, 227-1429., tfcl/4

Garage Sale, Sat. 13th, 8:00 till 12:00
2026 Marvin Ave. Norta Track ab
works, high chair, strollers, women &
men's clothes, girls & boys clothes,
toys, all kinds of stuff. Itcl/11


The Washington Improvement Group
UNFURNISHED is now accepting applications and
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig. resumes for a part-time, program.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport & laun- coordinator position. The Program.
dry rm. Coordinator spends a major portion of
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove & his/her time recruiting youth and
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up. adults as members of WIG and facilitat-
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2 ing the needs of WIG volunteers. Major
ba.. Inside laundry rm., ch&a, dish- responsibilities Include, program plan-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No rung and' implementation of assigned
pets. programs and activities. Responsible for
FURNISHED programmatic- reporting and supervis-
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air, ing the work of youth facilitator. The
washer/dryer, hook-up. position requires solid capability in pro-
* One bedroom apartment, washer/ gram. planning and management. Prior
dryer hookup. experience in youth and adult program
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. tfcl/4
planning and implementation..is
required. Must be proficient in
Apart./Homes for Rent: 1>= 3 BR required. Must be proficient in
Apart/Homes for Rent: 1 Mirosoft Word and desktop publishing
apart/duplexes/homes for rent in M and excellent organizational skills.
Bch. Furn.& unfurnished. Call Parker,jAdditional ob information may be
Realty at 850-648-5777 for more info .. obtained at the Washington
t cl/4 Improvement Group office/teen center.
For Rent, efficient type apartment, all located at 401 Peters Street between 'the
utilities furnished in Port St. Joe, call Position closing date J anuary 31,
639-3600. ticl/4 2001. 3tcl/11

Liberry Manor Apts., 102 Liberty Manor
Circle, PSJ. Affordable housing for the
elderly & handicapped. CH/A, laundry
facilities, energy efficient const., stove &
refrig., frum., fully carpeted. IBR apts.
on site Equal Opp. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more info. NOW TAK-

Wanted to Rent

Relocating, Retired,
Michigan Couple, desires
2 to 3 bedroom, unfurnished
house,, preferably with kitchen
appliances. For 1 year lease.

Please call 810-777-3474

Now you can see the
online at

Full Time Minister of :Music and'
Youth. Seeking Christ-Centered, con-
servative Southern Baptist Church,
evangelistic : minister. Small town
church 130. Sunday School, youth 25.
Blended style worship. Family Life
Center facility with gym. Send resume
to: Search Team c/o Long Avenue
Baptist Church, P.O. Box 38, Port St.
Joe, FL 32457, email: labc@gtcom.net.

Job Opening: Charter School
Administrator. Thd Apalachicola Bay
Charter (ABC) School is seeking a qual-
ified, innovative administrator with
strong interpersonal skills for the new
charter school scheduled; to open In
August 2001. Job responsibilities will
include implementing local, state, and
federal requirements, -overseeing and
implementing budget, developing strong
parent and community relations, and
'insuring. high student achievement.,
Interested applicants should send their
resume to Apalachicola Bay Charter
School. P.O. Box 777, Apalachicola, FL
1 32329. 3tc 1/ 11

Full Time/Part Time Cashiers needed
at Cape Trading Post. Come by and put
in application or call 229-8775. Ask for
Tammy, 2tcl/11
Position Vacancy with the- Gulf
'County Schools 2001. Academic
Mentor/Job Coach.; Port St. Joe' High
School, January 23, 2001. Contact Ms.
Sara Joe Wooten, Diredtor Gulf County
Schools. 150 Middle School Road, Port
St. Joe, Flonda 32456. 580-229-6940.
A copy 01of the advertised job description
is available from the school office or the
district building located at 150 Middle
School Road In Port St. Joe. Minimum
of an AA Degree; experience working
/ with teenagers (16-18 years old); must
provide personal transportation; $42
;fingerprint analysis: directly responsi-
ble to coordinator of WIA., W'ages
Projects. -Salary will. be based on the
approved grant funding schedule. Gulf
County Schools is an equal opportunity
employer. 2tcl/11
Front Office Personal with Medical
Billing experience, call 653-8600 or 1-
800-767-4462. ltc / 11
Position Vacancy with the Gulf
County Schools, Assistant Principal,
Port St. Joe High School. Deadline.
January 23, 2001, 12:00 NOON E.T.,
Contact Mr. Chris Earley. Pnncipal.
Port St. Joe High School, 100 Shark
Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, (850)
229-8251, A copy of the advertised job
description and application form are
available froomthe school office. The dis-
trict office building located at 150
Middle School Road in Port St. Joe, or
the web site http://prod.schoolcruis-
er.com/gcsb or www.gulf.kl2.fl.us. For
this advertisement period only current
Gulf County School employees will be
considered. school principal, education-
al leadership, or administrative/super-
vision certification from the Florida
Department of Education is required;
Salary is based on board approved'
salary schedule. Gulf County Schools is
an equal opportunity employer. 2tc 1/11
Now taking applications for Termite
& Pest Control Service Person.
Company vehicle & uniforms furnished.
Must be mouvated with high school
education. No experience needed. Apply
in person at Donnie's Total Pride Pest
Control, Inc., 321 B Reid Ave., between
9:30-3:30. No phone calls please. 3ici,4
Skilled Labor, Ship Fitters, 3 'rs.
experience preferred. Apply In person,
Gulf County Shipbuilding. 1550 Old
,Dynamute Dock Rd.. Port St. Joe. FL.
'850-229-9300. 2tc I/I I

Gulf Coast Community College
Career Manager (Port St. -Joe) To
ensure that economically disadvantaged
participants progress, through an
agreed upon service strategy leading to
self-sufficiency. Requires a Bachelor's
degree in counseling or related field,
valid Florida driver's license, reliable
transportation. computer typing skills
and orgarLizal onal skills. Salary beagns
at $23,000. This is Grant' Funded.
Deadline to apply is January 19, 2001.
Applications may be picked up at:'
Human Resources. Admin. annex Room
104. GCCC is an Equal Opporturuty.
Employer. Minorities and females
strongly encouraged to apply. For a
detailed description check out our job-
line at 850-873-3540 or our web-site at
www.gc.cc.fl.us. ltd/11
The Franklin County Early Head
Start Program is currently seeking a
Full Time Family Advocate to work
collaboratively with Early Head Start
program in a social services capacity.;
Bachelors degree in human or social
services field required. Candidates must.
be able to work positively with children
and families ofdiverse backgrounds. We
are also seeking a Early Head Start
Coordinator to oversee day to day operi
anion of our child development center.
The program serves pregnant women.,.
infants and toddlers. Successful candi-
dates must possess a Bachelors Degree
in child development, early childhood
education or related field. Applications'
may be completed at 450 Jenks Avenue.
Panama City, FL EOE M/F/V'/D ;,i,
Part Time Help/Cook, PRN, all shifts,
residents care. Call Geri-Care at 647-
2626 :. itfcl4
Respiratory Therapist. Part Time,
Gulf Pines -Hospital, Drug Free Work
Place, EOE. Contact Sandy Watson or
Denise Hidle, 227-1121 ext 153.4tcl/4
CNA, Full Time, Gulf Pines Hospital.-
Drug Free Work Place, EOE. Contact
Sandy Watson, DON, 227-1121 ext 153.'
4tc l/4

LPN, Full Time, Part Time. Gulf Pnes
Hospital, Drug Free Work Place. EOE.
Contact Sandy Watson. DON. 227-1 121
ext 153. 4tcl/4
Seeking Licensed Real Estate
Associates. Must be dependable & hard
working. Openings in Cape San. Blas.
St. Joe Beach. and Mexico Beach. Fax
resume to 229-6556 or contact Kay at
Anchor Realty at 229-2777. 2tcl/4
o .5 .. It7 I 7 r

T D and S ERVI C

Trim and finish All types of carpentry
work, Over 25 years experience.
Insured, (850) 227-7388


Jeff Wood 227-1559

C. 's 4 twn

I will work for you.

Clyde Sanford

(850) 648-8492-


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

Steve Brant's



LIC. #RC0050321

Port St. Joe Call


COINS BY THE BAY! I buy and sell old
.,-coins and paper money. BillY Stephens,
fair prices Home 229-1252, tic 12/1

Owned ^

.: "V Residential
Termite & Pest Control
STermite Treatments Restaurant Motel,
Flea Control Condominiums
; Household Pest Control New Treatment/
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
peciolizing in Vacation Rental Properties

"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates & Inspections
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products


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


5X10 10X10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week

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

Therapeutic Massage
by David Oakley, L.M.T.
at Cooper's Cut & Style'
Phone: 229-8622
Lie #: MA0029475; Lic # MM1.0098

by Joy-Dale
Seasonal Apparel with
machine embroidery &
other embellishments
Custom Sewing

,' CA1Erit i229-8036

" 'Painting

All Types Dependable Service
Top Quality Products

A Christine Baker
Independent Sales
Mexico Beach, FL

AV () -648-8312

Inri oer,,er.i btaui,' Consultant
58 H'.. '- 8 lA>- co Beach, FL

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

Garden Care .


Flower & Landscape
Kay Kelley, Owner

Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 15 Plus Years
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
RA0043378 ER0007623



639-2942 OR 227-5986 CALL ANYTIME









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

* '%' *..* .**

Toucan's Restaurant, Hwy 98 in
Mexico Beach has all positions open.
Apply in person, experience very help-
ful. tfcl/4
Innovative Design Manufacturing
Company is interviewing for the fol-
lowing full time and part time posi-
tions: TIG Welders, Assembly, Sales.
IDM, INC. is a world-wide manufacturer
and distributor of Vacuums, Air
Machines, and accessories for the Car
Wash, CoriVenience Store and Service
Station Industry. Located in Highland
Vlew.at 398 Victoria Avenue or call for
anappointment 227-2057. 4tcl/4
House Keeper needed, call, Blue Water
Inn at 648-8121. tfcl/4
Help Wanted for family-oriented busy
restaurant. Breakfast cook, fryer cook,
& grill cook. Top Wages w/health,. den-
tal& vacation benefits to qualified hard-
working persons w/good attitude. Year
round employment. Send resume to
ESCD P 0 Box 13913, Mexico Beach, FL
32410. tfcl/4

The WIG is accepting applications for
the following job: Administrative
Assistant, Description: this position
reports to the Washington Improvement
Group executive Director. The incum-
bent will have exposure to materials
requiring the highest level of adminis-,
trative skills, initiative, flexibility, dedi-
cation, and confidentially. Individual
selected must acquire a solid grasp of
the mission of the Washington
Improvement Group and the North Port
St. Joe cornmuruty and agree to become
actively involved in furthering the mis-
sion. Provides administrative support to
the organization and personnel; drafts
letters, memos, agendas, faxes, answer
phones, as needed, schedule Teen
Center usage,; keep calendar and
respond to availability inquiries, coordi-
nates arrangements for special meet-
ings and workshops, arrange catering
as needed. prepares photocopies and
dismibutes 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 orgarizauonral]
skills and ability to manage multiple
concurrent projects will be imperative.
The right candidate will be motivated,
and punctual, 'hard workings.
Energetic, and confident. E\cellernt
comnnuiiiiaticaiui skills d id a proles'-ion-
al demeanor are inperat.eu
Requirements: 1Twoo-five. 2-5 years
experience in an administrative position
preferred; four-year college degree. This
job requires solid capabla in office
administration and support Salary:
Full-time grant funded 'position,
Continued employment is riot guaran-
teed beyond the grant period. Salary is
commensurate to applicant's experience
and credentials. WIG is an equal
opportunity employer. Salary range
$18,500-$28,000.' For further informa-
tion you can come by the WIG office at
104 Peters Street, Port St. Joe, FL.
Closing date Monday, 1/15/01 5tc12/14
Seeking Equipment Operators &
Truck Drivers. Applicants must have
valid FL drivers license. Apply at C.W.
Roberts Contracting, Inc., PO Box 188,
Hosford. FL 32334. 850-379-8116. 1,1/4

Violin/Fiddle LIessons: all ages wel-
come, call 648-9496. tfcl/4

Lost Dec. 23rd between 9th and Reid
Ave. Christmas gift, Sterling Silver
bracelet with black onyx, stone. Please
call 229-8123. 2tpl/11

Found Watch, 1/8/01. at. High Schdol
Track, call 227-1123. day, 647-8662'
night to identify. ltcl/1

Furniture 6 Refinishing Shoppe
Quality Refinishilg since 1982
Call John Reeves at 329-6374

For Sale or Trade, pull along camper
sleeps 6, will trade out for a full blood-
ed quarter horse or sell outright, will
negotiate, call 648-2456 2tc 1/11
2 Surf Boards for sale 6'1" & 5'8" in
size, call 229-9289. 2tcl/11
Two twin size mattresses $10, Queen
size box spring with mattress. $10,
everything must go, call 648-2039.

Elliptical Exercise $75, ping pong table
$75, child's easel $20, call 227-2049.

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 snow, pizza, drink &
ice cream. No, fuss, no mess.
Call 850-648-4772

Leisure Bay HotT'ub, 4 person capacity,
Excellent Condition, $1,750 OBO, paid
$3,000, call 229-6639 or 229-6854 ask
for Pam. lfpl/11
Family & Locally operated 25, yrs, 50
bails delivered $4.00 a bail, no less than'
50, $4.50 deliver & install Free delivery,
no sticks guaranteed, beautiful pine
straw. call 648-2456 or 850-796-8526
pager 2tcl/I I
Cherry wood crib S100 arid youLh bed
S50 Both with mattresses included.
call 227-3412 evenings. tfcl/4
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St.; PSJ tfcl/4
Piano for sale, call 647-8374. ltpl/11
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


Over 25 years experience.
A good job for a good-price.
I 648-2461

.,No Job Too "Big'or Small"
SOver 20 Years Experience
Painting, general maintenance,
wood working, trim/finish work,

Free Estimates RF0066770
pd thru until Jan.

Carpentry, Windows,
'^ Room Additions, etc.
Quality work/ affordable prices.
S"The House Doctors" Lic.
#006651.3. General Contractor..

Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
S Phone Mobile

W Webshot Productions
" .^ Connect your ^ f
* Web Design business to
i Web Hosting the World
SSiote rorndion W ide Web -"
H E -C o ndme rce
85082Z7-2799 http://www.webshot.ws

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

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

Pick-up and Delivery

Home Manienance no lob too small.' '
SAll Phases of home maintenance
Phone: 639-9635

Satellite Service
h331 .i.gJc A CLn .1 C.lll iO 0' .1 o l
iort Joe FL 32456 Cell 185018 8"'1 I Ol

Phone: 1850) 227-7777,
218 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:p0 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Sunday ; 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
., -/: Offering
Boarding/ Bathing, Grooming Cats and Dogs
Separate Cat Room Pick.Up & D':li rI
Dal\ F\erciise Preminum Pet Food'
Hejuni..aind Air C':,rid n:inii, n '-
Inlured Anir il C:.rlinerricra .
E..p icrr cd Kerinel SuperT ,C4rs /
Long Termrr Boarding /,
Multiple Sized Kenne "

Residential & Commercial, Service for
Weekly, Biweekly, Mo1nthly, Maintenance &
Pool Walk Way Repair, To Clear Pools..
P Call Mike or Mary
.. ........ Certified

850-648-8924 Mexico Beach, FL 32410

SMiize Plumbing, Glass & Supply, Inc.
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL l c #CF-C057220, RGOb 1008, ER0011618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885

SCarpet wGntry
Highway 98 Highland View Port St.Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405

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

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

I. C. Enterprises 202 Reid Avenue
Pori Si lee, l.H. 32456
650 3227.9.114.
Fa% 229.-041

Authorized 'i31aeCenler


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
A 8 R Fence
Fencing and Concrete Work
Albert Fleischmann 'FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047

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

SecondMate Handyman Service
If your Mate is Too Busy for that Odd Job, Call SecondMate
Ron Westmark 850-229-8334
Locally. House Cleaning
Odd Jobs Locally Licensed & Insured Shoppnlg
Odd .Jobs n ,


It's Hard fo Stop A Trane MOBILE & MODULAR HOMES .
10 Year Parts & Labor Arcoaimre
GERALD BYRD, Owner/Operator ............ ...62

Coastal Service
Dealer for Frigidaire FRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems A Wmle New BraAd tCff.lCfort.
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty

229-6058 or 227-5373

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

S STUCCO by DeGraff
Tim DeGraff, Owner
Interior & Exterior Plastering
Smooth & Textured Finishes
Simulated Brick & Stone
Over 50 color finishes to choose
from. Plus many architectural designs
Office: .j,,C50) 229-858'
"mobile: (850) 227-5424

4.5474 FLLICENSE ER0010992, RA1154218

Cisroin Kitihein andt Bath


580 Palmero Dr.. Overstreer
roit St Joe, FL ?2456

Phone 648-4088

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Fax. 648.8- ]2

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

2026 Marvin Avenue
ie al l, ~Port St. Joe, FL 32456
6 SLicense #RC0067081

2 VSYearsp ene- 229-6859


*LandscapIng irrigationon Designs *5od .. *Compost
sprinklerr Systems & Repairs *Well Drilling *Palm Tre'es'
*Pump !ales'& Installs -*Tractor Work ePlant .aks
*Lice n ns IItallers *Free Estimates Pavers el


(850) 229-2738

Hanging Baskets Evergreens
Annuals Assorted Trees
Salt-Tolerant Ornamentals
Grounds Covers & Much More!

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

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

Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-O-Let
Rentals Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom
Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!
Installation Pump-Out Repair t -E

Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

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



~ Odor Control *.Pet Stains 24 Hr Water Damage
, Carpet Repairs Restretching Free Estimates
; (850) 227-5098 or 229-9663








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Fryers, Ranges, Charbroilers,
Convection Ovens,. Reach-in
Refrigerators, Freezers, Walk-In
Coolers, Bottle .Coolers, Keg Coolers,
Bar Sinks, S/S Sinks, Work Tables,
Slicers, Mixers, Ice Machines, Grinders,
Pizza Ovens, And Much More. Please
Call 850-785-1568 For More
Information, Visit Our Web Site @
www.mancoassociates.com. Itcl/11

Remington 1100 2 3/4' or 3" magnum,
extra full choke turkey, swing swivels,'
like new, call 647-8322. tfcl/4

Six, Zone 3 in stock, starting at
$19,995. Call to qualify, 850-763-7780.

Zone 3 exempt, 3 bedroom, '2 bath,
$13,995. Call to qualify, 850-763-7780.

Zone 3, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, $25,995.
Call to qualify, 850-763-7780. Itcl/11

Why Wait? Use last 2000 pay stub to get
into a NEW 4 bedroom. 1900 sq. ft.
home today. Call Mark 763-4266. itc i/i

New brick manufactured home 3 & 2
$56,995, call Mark 763-4266. ltcl/11

Fax your taxes for the down payment on
a new home! Zone 3 starting at $285
, per month, call Vahce 1-850-763-4266,.
1-850-763-2266 fax. Itcl/11

It's Magic! It's Magic! New Creative
Financing program for all types of cred-
it. If you have the need we have the deed
to your new manufactured home Call
Vance at 1-850-763-4266. Itcl/11l

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-
334-735-3700. def /4

(1) Remote Memorex Model VR3,
S/N#114731; two (2) Pr. Wrangler
Jeans' size: 34x32: two (2) Bose
Speakers Model N 101 S/N#490732 and
A89931 and (I) Tampa Bay Blanket. To
claim this property call Mexico Beach
Police Department at 648-4790 refer to
case #0002055. tcl/11h

For Sale by owner, 3 lots on Chipola
Cutoff, waterfront, in Wewa, Ideal for
self contained RV or house boat. All 3
lots for ten thousand ($10,000) or will
trade a lot around Mexico Beach or St.
Joe Beach. For details write to: Box
Holder P 0 Box 57, Port St. Joe, FL
32457 Itpl/11

1 story house with (3) bedrooms, (2)
bath,' living rooorm, kitchen, unfinished
open porch. 1,560 square feet. Site area
(4.13 acres) location Gulf County Farm
in Ganley road in Wewahitchka. FL. For
more information call Emerald Coast
Federal Credit Union at 850-227-1156
ask for Debbie. 4tcl/ll

1 1/2 story block house with (4) bed-
rooms, (3) .baths, living room, kitchen
and dining room combined, porch 2,260
square feet site area location 1100
North 15th Street Mexico Beach, FL.
For more information. call Emerald
Coast Federal Credit Union at 850-227-
1156 ask for Debbie. 4tcl/ll

Property for sale, Lot 5, Block 148, loca-
tion 12th Street Apalachicola, FL. For
more information call Emerald Coast
Federal Credit Union at 850-227-1156
ask for Debbie. 4tcl/11

For Sale' in Overstreet,' 3 bedroom. 1
bath brick, home on 1 acre of
land,$32,900,. Pelican Walk Real Estate
648-4995 Itcl/11

New double wide, 32x80, 4 bedroom, 2
full bath, deck, storage shed on 5 lots,
on Red Bull, high & dry, call 639-9387.

Arline Realty, Inc.
For Sale, New Gulf front town homes,
Hwy 98, Mexico Beach;. 4 new town
homes for sale, $318,000 completed,*
pre construction sale price $266,000,
construction to begin within 30 days,
1,100 sq. ft., 2 bedrooms,' 2 1/2 bath, 2
story, parking underneath, call Arline
Realty Inc. at 850-647-2628. 2tcl/4

For Sale by owner, 1 1/2 acres on
Palmetto Drive, Overstreet. Cleared,
centipede grass, 1,050 gal, septic tank,
400' deep well with new pump and
tank, 200 amp power pole for more info,
call 648-5094. 5tp 12/28

Beautiful 7 year old home, walking dis-
tance to beach. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths,,
large kitchen, all wood cabinets, break-
fast bar,' appliances included, CH/A,
new carpet, stone gas fire place, ceiling
fans, cable & phone hook-ups in all.
rooms, attic fan. Walk in closet in mas-
,ter bedroom, 2x6 exterior walls, extra
installation for heating & cooling, 2 1/2
car garage with work shop, privacy
fence, watering well; patio, sewer con-
nected, too many extras. Turn key.
home, 414 Arizona Drive, Mexico
Beach,'$175,000. Call 850-648-5994.

3BR/2BA house on 2 lots in
Wewahltchka. Fenced in backyard
CH&A $60,000. 639-2339 Lfc 1'/4

House for sale: 176 Charles Street.
White City. stone/stucco, exterior.
3Br/2Ba, den w/FP. liv. room. kitchen.
I car garage, fenced back yard, $73,000
.(850) 827-6722. tfc 1/4

2 bdrm block home. appliances includ-
ed, $27,500, no owner financing, call
639-2339. Ucl/4

For Sale by owner. Mexico Beach 3 bed-
room, 2 bath, new construction, therma
pane windows. 2 porches, large lot with
trees, 1,000 feet to beach 8129,000,
possible owner financing, call 648-
9056. 4tp12/21

For Sale. Bay Front Home on
Constitution Drive, 3 bdrm/2 bath 229-
9766. tfcl/4

Looking for a king size bed frame in
good condition, call 639-4486. ltcl/il

Double bed, T.V. stand/or small enter-
tainment center, Rattan dining set, call
227-2049.. ltcl/11

I will pay SSS for non running or
%wrecked motor cycles and ATVS of anv
kind. Call 850-647-3968. 13tpl /2

Looking to buy used 4 wheeler in
good condition. Call 229-8122 before
5:00 P.M. tfcl/4

Real Estate. would like to purchase lot
or home with owner financing, in
Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe. or sur-'
rounding area call 706-321-8292.?ri2,.-7

Would like. to purchase 34 ft or vessel,
with owner financing, fiberglass only,
call 706-321-8292. 5tc1l2/7

Looking to buy used 243 Rifle, bolt
action, lever action or pump. or would
consider a 30.06 in good condition, call
229-8997 days or 229-6343 nights ask
for Willie. fc I/4

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at www.starfl.com

Butler's Light Tractor Work
Bush Hogging, Dirt Moving,
Post Hole Digging

At Active Styles Salon 5:30 pm 9:00 pm 227-1155
404 Long Avenue Across from the Health Department
Deluxe sift Certfleetes A-va/able

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Paint Contracting & Pressure Washing

Residential & Commercial

Interior / Exterior

Quality Work Guaranteed

Licensed & Insured

Free Estimates


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Gulf Coast Screen Printing

T-Shirts/Caps/Posters/Decals/Auto Tags
32 Years Experience

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

Bob LaPlante/Owner

The Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association I
requesting bids for the transportation and deploy
ment of precast concrete construction component
in several locations In the Gulf of Mexico during th
period 3/26/01 to 6/13/01. The materials to: b
- deployed are for the construction of artificial ret
structure for public use with funds provided by th
Federal Aid in Sport Fishing Restoration Programn a
administered by the Florida Fish and Wildlif
Conservation Commission. Interested Contractor
may obtain a Invitation to Bid package that contain
specifications and performance requirements for th
contract by contacting Reef Development Manage:
P. O. Box 13006, Mexico Beach. Florida 32410 or b
e-nail at fiissmary@gttom net, The due date ft
receipt of Contractor bids Is 2/2/01.
2tc, January 11 and 18. 2001.

am NO. 0601-18
Thie Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive sealed bids from any person, company or
corporation interested In purchasing the following
46 recycling igloos. as-Is, FOB Five
Points Landfill. Igloos may be bid in
any quantity, and may be viewed at
Five Points Landfill from 9:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m., E.S.T., Monday through
Saturday. .... ,
Specifications may be obtained from the Clerk's
Office, Gulf County Courthouse. 1000 Cecil G;
Costin. Sr. Blvd Room 148. Port St Joe. FL 32456f
- (8506 229-6113. 11
Questions should be directed to Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford. 1001 Tenth Street. Port St:.
Joe. FL 32456 / Telephone 18501 227-3696.
Please Indicate on the envelope that -this is a,
SEALED BID and include the BID NUMBER. ../:
Bids. will be received until Monday, January
22, 200S atl :00 p.m., E.S.T., at the Office of
the Clerk of Circuit Court, 1000,-Cecil G..
Costing, Sr. Blvd., Room 148. Port St. Joe. FL
32456. .
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids.. -: :
By /,' Nathar, Peters Jr Chairman
Attest: /s/ Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
2tc. January II and 18, 2001.
Sealebid bidin duplicate will be received until
rebruar, 6 2n01 B 1 00 PM CST. at the
l\'ewahitchka Elementary School. by the Gulf
Counr% School Board at which time and place all
bids will be publicly opened and read aloud for
The Contractor shall furnish all labor., materials and
equipment and shall be responsible for the entire
c-mpleuon of this project
Plans. speciflcatUons and contract documents mny
be inspected at the office of the Architect. 130 Hwy.
22. t ewahlchka. Florida. and may be procured by
General Contractors. upon a deposit of S100 00 per
set cfr plans and specifications. of which S50.00 will
be refunded to each General Contractor. who sub-
nuts a bid and returns all documents in good condil
Uon within 10 days after the date of opening of bids
Cashier s check. certified check or bid bond. for not
-less Lhan 5% of the amount of bid. must accompany
each proposal
Performance, Labor and Materials bond. and.
.Workman's Compensation Insurance will be
required of the successful bidder
Right Is reserved to reject any and all proposals and
aaie'e technicalities
No bidder nmay witharaw his bid for a period of thir-
y' 130) da.s after date set for opening
Mr Jerr) E Kelley Superintendent *
Gulf Counts School Board
Port Saint Joe, Florida
Charles A Gaskin ARA
P. 0. Box 7
Vewahitnchka. Florida 32465
3tc. January 11. 18. and 25. 2001
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of
County Comnissioners at Its regular meeting
January 23. 2i1 at 6 05 p mni. E.T. will consider
abandoning any interest by the County and that of
the public in and to the following described proper.
Alleyway/Roadway located In Section
30. Township 6 South, Range I I West.
Block 20. between parcel ID # 03714-
OOOR (Lots 9. II. 13. 15. 17 and 1S)
and 03715-OOOR (Lots 14. 16,S 18 and
20), per the official records lin Gulf
County, Florida.,
This notice of abandonment was Initiated by the
Culf County Cornin-slon at their regular meeting on
June 27. 2000. regular meeting Notice of adopUtion
of the resoluuon abandoning the said alleyway will
be published one time In a newspaper of general cir -
culatlon in Gulf County. Florida and the proof of
publicauon of the notice of hearing, thlie resolution
as adopted. and the proof of publication of adoption
of auch recolutlon will be recorded In the Public
Records of Gulf County. Florida.
Board of County Commisaloners
/s/1Nathan Peters. Jr. Chairman
Attest; Douglas C. Birmingham. Clerk
Itc. January 11.2001.

The City of Port St. Joe will accept and open sealed
bids on January 16, 2000. at 6:00 p.m. for a metal
milling machine which can be. viewed at a
Wastewater Treatment Plant. Please call Larry
-McArdle (850) 229-6395 regarding questions or to
view the machine. Mark your, sealed bid: "Sealed
Bid. Metal Milling Machine."
2tc. January 4 and I1. 2001. .
CASE NO. 01.122
IN RE: The Estate of
The administration of the Estate of WILLIAM
AUSTIN COSGROVE, JR., deceased, Case No. 01-
122. Is pending In the Circuit Court for Gulf County.
Florida. Probate Division. the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse. Port .St. Joe. Florida'
32456. The names and addresses of the Personal
Representative and the Personal Representative's
attorney Is set forth below.'
All persons on whom this notice Is served who have
objections that challenge the qualifications of the
Personal Representative. venue. or the jurisdiction
of this Court or claims any interest In the estate, are
required to file their objections with this Court
All creditors of the decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice. Is:served. within three.
months after the date of the first publication of this
notice, must file their claims with'this Court WITH- .
All other creditors of the decedent and persons hav-
ing claims or demands against the decedent's estate
must file their claims with the court WITHIN THREE
The date of the first publication of this Notice is
January 4. 2001.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Florida Bar No. 027928
P. 0. Box 185
Wewahitchka. Florida 32465

S- Personal Representative:
Y- P. 0. Box 1248
s Wewabitchka. Florida 32465
e 4tc. January 4, I l. 18 and 25. 2001.

The CIr C.naoiii -ti:,ne ;: .:fi the Ci'\ 1f For,
St. Joe will recne prapo- i1: lor leasing the building
known as the t .Wrd id-i. CI m Hall lot te.t Mi irne
corner of Garrison Avenue and Niles Road. In accor-
dance with the terms and conditions on file in the
Office"ofthe City Clerk. Municipal Building. 305 5th
Street. Port St. Joe. Florida.
Said proposals shall be received no later
than January-16. 2001, at 6:00 p.m. EST.
By: /s/ Frank Pate
M.,,,;r-Cir '" i uh l-:_%n. er
Attest: /s/ P. Pendarvis
City Clerk
2tc, January 4 and 11.,2001.
The City of Port St. Joe will receive sealed bids from
any qualified person, cp:r,n or corpor3tion Inter-
estled In constru-ung thle lillvA irne -pr.je.'ct
Plans and srpCcilCeLonts can be obuiAneda tl Preli.
Rish. Inc 401 Rcid %.ernu. Port St Jc.e n-riina
32456. 18501 227 t.'200 Ti. tbid .-it .nforn t.:,
Section 287 133131 Flind Si. auteu .-1, public entl
ty crimes
Completion date for thili p'ole-:r %,ill t,': 60 da., i Iror.
the date of the Nouce to Prote.e preierted- to re
successful bidder
Liquidated datm-age, for failure to conplkie the pro'
Ject on the specified date will tIe et a, S '2.)' 0'0 per
Please indicate on the en.'elope thi, thiL's i a eialed-
bid. the bia number and -hat te bid i- flr

Bids will be received until 4:30 p.m. Eastern
Standard Time, on January 16, 2001. at the City of
Port St. Joe, P. 0. Box 278, Port St. Joe, FL 32457
and will be opened and read aloud on January 16.
2001, at 6:15 p.m: Eastern Standard Time. The
Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $75.00 per
set and is non-refundable. Checks should be made
payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.
2tc. January 4 and 11. 2001.
The City of Port St. Joe will receive sealed bids from
any qualified person. company or corporation Inter-
ested in constructing the following projects:
"The primary focus of this project is the replacement
of a boat ramp and dock construction. Total project
estimate Is $112.500.00.
Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-
Rish. Inc.. 401 Reid Avenue. Port St. Joe. Florida
32456. (850) 227-7200. The bid must conform to
Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes. on public enti-
ty crimes.
Completion date for this project will be 120 days
from-the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to
the successful.bidder. ,
Liquidated damages for failure to complete the pro-
ject on the 'specified date will be set at $200.00 per
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed
bid, the bid number'and what the bid Is for,
Bids will be received until 4:30 p.m. Eastern
Standard Time on January 16. 2001. at the City of
Port St. Joe. P. 0. Box 278. Port St. Joe. FL 32457
and will be opened and read aloud on 'January 16,
2001, at 6:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The
Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $100.00 per
set and Is non-refundable. Checks should be made
payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.
2tc. January 4 and 1.,2001. '





227-9555 .

Honest, Dependable Service
19+ years experience

State Certified Since 1985"

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Hours: Monday through Friday-8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

New Patients Welcome
4 Please Call 639-5828 for Appointment

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The Gulf County Plannling and Development Review Board will meet Tuesday, January 16,
2001 at 10:00 a.m. E.S.T., In the Gulf County Commission Meeting Room at the Gulf County
Courthouse to discuss and possibly act upon the following:
1. Approve minutes for November 21, 2000 meeting.
2. Preliminary Plat Approval Pristine Beach Development Parcel ID #6268-310 Ted
Zurrer *' ;
3. Variance on Roads Marnie Island Preserve Parcel ID #6319-000 Winston Williams
4. Final Plat Approval Marnie Island Preserve Parcel ID #6319-000 Winston Williams
5. Final Plat Approval Blacks Island Parcel ID #6270-000 Bill Koran
6. Small Scale Map Amendment Correction Foremost LLC Parcel ID.#1368-000
The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to
the meeting can be obtained from the Planning/Building Department at 850-229-8944.
S. .tc, January 11. 2001.:


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