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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6,1992
Iij! Closing Compactor
A worker keeps a close eye on the re-loading ternoon. The tanks were spilled near the Waste-
operation of several empty chlorine gas tanks water Treatment Plant, as the truck driver ap-
which were spilled from a truck late Tuesday af- parently took a turn too fast.
It Could Have Been Bad!
The Port St. Joe area escaped a possible tragedy late
Tuesday afternoon, when a delivery truck had six one-ton
te s chlorine gas bottles tumble from its bed near the Wastewa-
.. ter Treatment Plant.
fl According to Police Chief, Carl Richter, the driver of the
truck apparently took the corner too fast, coming out of the
-: .... road to Port St. Joe's water treatment plant, onto Industrial
Road, causing the empty cylinders to come off the truck and
I M4Wld N Earm ito fall to the road. "If they had been full, one could have had a
h; i*Rg iQ *4w valve broken off, or a tank ruptured. which would have re-
ft suited in a dangerous situation," Richter said.
^h9 wih to 4Us^t t .. Theo Johnson, water plant supervisor, said the truck had
aI Presidenti* just picked up the tanks, which were empty. "We saw him
Prm n chain them securely to the back of the truck," Johnson. said.'
S "They were fastened down tight," he added. .
City Police' and Fire Department personnel and a Gulf,
S* County ambulance, rushed to the scene to counteract any-
tim. a sd *a danger which might come from. the tanks.
Entire Solid Waste Activity
Being Taken Over by Argus
It's official and definite now. waste and load it for a trip to the
On February 24, Gulf County will incinerator.
shut down its solid waste opera- County attorney Bob Moore
tion and turn it over to Argus Ser- pricked this bubble, when public
vices, Inc., of Panama City. That works superintendent Frank Hea-
,neans closing down of the two ly advised the. County Commis-
collection compactors in the sion that the City had a quotation
county--one on Industrial Road of $25.00 per ton from the incin-
. hear Port St. Joe and the second erator to burn waste. Moore said,
on on Highway 22, near Wewa- "I don't know who you were talk-
hitchka. ing to at the incinerator, but Ar-
The County has operated gus tells us that price will be
these sites for several years, al- $45.00 per ton."
)owing the public to bring their ~ Moore went on to say Argus
solid waste to the sites for prepar- has a contract with the incinera-.
tilon for hauling to the Bay tor that they will receive waste
bounty incinerator to be burned. only through Argus. "Argus is go-
Argus will collect waste in ing to protect their contract with
their packer trucks and transport Gulf County against competition
it to the incinerator as the trucks by the City of Port St. Joe or any
return to their'home base at the other entity. It seems your only
end of the work day. avenue is to, join the county in
The County had been delay- contracting your service,"
ing the final day of self operation Healy said the compactor op-
of the system until the City of erator, himself, gave him the
Port St Joe could come up with a price and he felt it was a secure
solution to their service. At their price. Mayor Frank Pate has
last meeting, the Port St. Joe City since verified Healy's statement to
Commission decided to try going the County Commission and said
it alone for five months to see if the City of Port St. Joe is in the
tey could serve the people in a process now of attempting to get
economical mapner. The City pro- an ironclad quotation from the in-
.ides more collection service than cinerator. 'We may not be able to
Argus' contract calls for, at a low- get one. Moore may be correct.
er price, and the Commission But we're going to try," Pate told
iyanted to maintain that service if The Star.
possible. Despite the bombshell of dis-
The City made overtures to appointment to the City of Port
the County Commission at a spe- St. Joe, the County will shut
clal meeting Monday, to use the down the compactors and close
idle compactor and a transport them to accepting solid waste on
tipck, to compact municipal February 24.
County Takes Plan Into "Agremnient" Process with DCA
Larxy Wells, advised the Gulf
Cpunty Commission in a special
meeting Monday night, that the
County is now in a "stipulated
agreement process" on its Com-
Acceptance of the Plan
seemed to be coming apart at
the seams a week ago, when in-
formation concerning density of
building on St. Joseph Peninsu-
la and Indian Pass was intro-'
duced to the County and made
known to land-owners in the
A special meeting with the
Department of Community Af-
fairs by Wells and a delegation
from Gulf County, including
Commission chairman Billy
Traylor, Commissioner Al Ray
and attorney Bob Moore last
Wednesday, resolved some of
Wells reported Monday that
the Department of Community
Affairs had agreed to Gulfs in-
terpretation of two units per
acre on the Bay side, three per
acre on the Gulf side and two
per acre in the Indian Pass area,
exclusive of wetland areas.
After Wells made the report,
chairman Traylor chided Com-
missioner Nathan Peters for
"spreading the word" that de-
fense of Gulf County's position
would cost $50,000 of tax pay-
ers' money. 'You see, the job got
done and it didn't cost Gulf
,County one red cent."
Traylor reminded Peters the
Board had not voted to spend
any money on the opposition to
DCA interpretation of the Plan.
'We approved continued negoti-
ations with DCA, not going to
court with them," Traylor point-
The chairman was visibly
pleased with the agreement
Mrs. Verna Burch was named
president of First Union National
Bank at a meeting of First Union
officials in Jacksonville last week.
Burch replaces Mark Simp-
son in the position. Simpson was
transferred to the recently ac-
quired Southeast Bank in Pana-
ma City to assume leadership of
the two banks there.
Burch is no stranger to the
local bank, having been employed
there 24 years. She was elected
Assistant Cashier and Secretary
to the Board of Directors in 1974.
During the same year she was
promoted to "loan officer r -'Aaild-. :
elected as an Assistant Vice-
President in 1 77. She was pro-
moted to Vice-President and Loan
Manager in 1982.
The new bank president is a
native of Port St. Joe and has
many family, social and business
ties throughout the community
and even into neighboring
-counties. She is also well known
and respected for her abilities in
the banking industry of the Flori-
Mrs. Burch is married to Roy
L. Burch. They have three grown
children, Gregg, Russell and Pam.
She took over her new duties
at First Union on February 1.
Above, new Chamber of Commerce officers take their oath nald, Directors and Jim Faison, Treasurer. In the photo at right,
of office Tuesday night at the annual dinner. From left to right, retiring President, Steve Richardson, presents the Man of the
they are, Ralph Roberson, Vice-President; Tommy Pitts, Treas- Year award to J. C. Belin, retired chief executive of the St. Joe
Surer, Wesley R. Ramsey, President; Dave May and Mike McDo- Paper Company.
'Lok Out for Taxes," Belin Tells Chamber
It's a pity President Bush and Governor
Chiles were not at the PorLtSt. Joe/Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce annual dinner meeting
Tuesday night. Guest speaker, J. C. Belin, a
member of the select Governor's Tax and Bud-
get Reform Commission said the group is hear-
ing the demand "No New Taxes" repeated by
citizens in its state-wide public hearings, over
and over again. "But, you can look out for more
taxes to come. Just be alert to the kinds of tax-
es which are introduced; some of them carry
some unpleasant trade-offs with them," the St.
Joe Paper Company executive told his audi-
In an address which covered the political
scene from home rule to reapportionment, the.
speaker sent up the storm flag concerning this
election year. 'You are about to get shafted," he
Belin said he felt State Senator Vince Brun-
er had been mis-treated by Senate President
Margolis. "He has represented us very well, I
think, but reapportionment may very well de-
termine his course for the future. We may find
ourselves in a Panhandle with two Senate dis-
tricts and three incumbents."
In other observations, Belin quipped:
-The President wants to accelerate federal-
spending, but that doesn't seem to me to need
-Most all states, counties and cities are in
the same predicament.
-The state will experience a $4.5 billion
shortfall by the year 2000. And yet, there were
40 tax increases during the 1980's
-In the past decade, state government ap-
propriations have increased from $10.5 billion
to $29.5 billion, or 179%.
-My guess is the Legislature will go into
overtime after 60 days.
-People have no faith and trust in govern-
ment any more.
MAN OF THE YEAR
Belin was also awarded the Man of the Year
designation by the Chamber Tuesday night.
The St. Joe Paper Company executive has
lived in Port St. Joe for 68 years and has been
a booster and supporter of the city all his adult
life. He has reached a high plateau in the busi-
ness world and is well-known and respected
throughout the State of Florida.
His appointment to the Tax and Budget Re-
form Committee as the only member west of
the Ochlochonee River, is just one of the many
important appointive positions he has held in
The plaque was presented Belin by retiring
president, Steve Richardson.
The 180 members present at Tuesday's
banquet was the largest crowd to ever attend
an annual Chamber dinner. The affair was held
in the Centennial Building and was catered by
J. Patrick's Restaurant.
George Y. Core, installed the new slate of of-
ficers and directors in a short ceremony in
which he charged each new Chamber official
with the duties of his office.
New directors beginning three year terms
included Dave May, Jim Faison and Mike
McDonald. They replace retiring directors Linda
Bordelon, Greg Johnson and Tom Gibson.
New officers for the coming year will in-
clude, Wesley R. Ramsey, President; Ralph Ro-
berson, Vice-President; Tommy Pitts, Secretary
and Jim Faison, Treasurer.
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6,1992
1000 Friends, or Foes?
Some of the County Commissioners felt it was a waste of tax
money, and if not a complete waste at least throwing good mon-
ey after bad, for the County to think of resisting the State of
Florida in its rape of private property rights on the Peninsula.
The state-mandated Comprehensive Plan is attempting to
run rampant over the rights of private property owners in its re-
quirements for building on the Peninsula, Of course, if one
doesn't own property on the Peninsula, It's "conservation". If he
owns property there, It's "theft". For the record, we don't own
property on the Peninsula. We never had the gambling spirit to
purchase any of the property on the speculation that it may in-
crease in value and maybe make us a lot of money.
What the state proposes to do-at the urging of 1,000
Friends of Florida-is to make the property virtually useless for
anything except looking at. Some people own a piece of that par-
ticular property just for that purpose, but for the most part, they
own it for building a home, or for an investment in the future.
It hardly seems feasible to us that either of these reasons
would prompt a person to damage the property, either by mis-
use or destroying what makes it so valuable in the first place.
So, why does the Department of Community Affairs concern
themselves so vehemently with what will and what will not be al-
lowed on that land?
The property in question is too valuable to mess up. This sit-
uation alone is the best protection it could possibly have.
But, the problem is that DCA is listening to 1,000 Friends of
Florida, which has no claims of ownership at all on the Peninsu-
la, rather than listen to the state or the property owners. Cer-
tainly, it stands to reason that after the property owners have
. paid out their money to own a portion of that pristine land, they
should have some modicum of determination about its future.
More so than 1,000 Friends.
The County Commission, we feel, is in business to protect
the rights of the people of Gulf County. If it were not for this,
there would be no reason to have them in office. Therefore, we
feel,it is their responsibility to act in whatever manner is availa-
ble to them to do just that. Some are concerned about spending
tax money in their efforts to protect these rights, but as one
property owner put it, '"We have already paid the taxes it will
take to protect our rights."
Now, we believe it behooves those elected officials to protect
not only property rights, but this valuable source of tax income.
Deterioration of ownership control will deteriorate value and
hence, tax income. So, you see, in protecting this resource, we
are protecting all of Gulf County.
President George Bush promised all of us a small cut in tax-
es the other night, when he made his State of the Union ad-
dress. These small tax breaks, which seemed to be designed to
touch almost everybody, were labeled as the saviour of the eco-
nomic life of our nation.
Nobody will deny that the economy is the most talked about
situation in our nation today. Even people with money are con-
cerned. Those of us who don't have money enough to be inde-
pendent are more than apprehensive about the future and those
who don't have any money at all just feel things won't change for
them. They didn't have anything to lose and don't feel there will
be any changes made which would improve their particular situ-
It's astonishing how just a small, almost invisible tax cut will
start the stock market to fluctuating and make headlines in the
paper. Last week, less than a one percent change in the econo-
my was being touted as a major move.
With election year here on us, and state legislatures meeting
all over the land, and with the economy sort of hitting on only
two cylinders all over the world, it's almost a certainty that mat-
ters of taxes will come up this year.
Here in Florida two camps have been drawn up. One favors
more taxes to keep everything going while another group favors
cutting back and leaving the taxes alone. Just talking about
these affairs stirs things up and makes the economic world turn
There is only one thing which bothers us.
President Bush depends on the small tax renovations he has
espoused to cure the economy, If this small change will cure
such a serious matter as our present economic situation, and
put everyone back on the glad road, won't the opposite also hap-
pen? If Governor Lawton Chiles and others are successful at in-
creasing our taxes-if only by a small amount-won't It have the
direct opposite effect on our economic future? Won't a tax in-
crease. just to keep up the status quo, wreck havoc with our
economy if a small cut would have a life-saving effect?
Hunker Down with Kes
We Came, We Saw, We Got Blowed Up
I remember my first one. It
was in the sixth grade. Me and
Yogi made a volcano. We put it to-
gether with red clay mud, sticks
and airplane glue. It looked pretty
good. We even took some of those
bluish gray .rocks from off the
Como Road and stuck-em around
the bottom of that thing told
everybody it was the lava from
the big eruption back in '46.
"K.C., this thang ain't going
to be no good unless we can get
some real lava." I could tell Yogi's
wheels were a'turning.
'We need something that will
light up and run over the -
I spied the homemade straw-
berry Jelly Jar on the kitchen ta-
'The wax." He saw it too.
Mother sealed her Jellies by
melting down that Gulf Wax. Par-
affin, I believe it was what she
called it. We melted down about
four sticks and mixed in some
green food coloring. We poured it
off in small batches you know,
like pre-lava rock that sets
around the top of volcanos wait-
ing for the eruption.
We knew where the "erup-
tion" was coming from. We'd been
mixing up potassium nitrate,
charcoal and sulfur, burning up
our army men ever since Yogi
read that book on how to make
your own gun powder.
We built a false bottom about
halfway down the hole to catch
our gun powder. We set our clear-
ish-green "rocks" Just so around
the top, and made a mental note
to use more food coloring in our
"How much gun powder?"
"I don't have no idea."
'Well, there ain't no use in
having half an eruption."
"Pour it all in there, we'll
show'em a volcano."
Mrs. Jackson liked our sci-
ence project. "Oh, boys, it's
'Yes, ma'am." She could
name it anything she wanted to.
This was the sixth grade. We were
still working on Italy being
shaped like a boot, we'd never
heard of the Bay of Naples and
Anne Alexander showed how
the earth rotated around the sun.
That was the first Ume I ever saw
that one. I've seenit a few times
since. No life In IL Bob Edwards
brought his erector set He was
showing us how support beams
hold up multi-story buildings. I
guess he didn't have one of the
screws in right down on that bot-
tom. floor. In the middle of his
presentation on the hidden, inner
strength of the high rise, the
whole thing collapsed. Bob was
beet red, but at least his project
Diana Morris and Ruth Ann
Wiley, naturally, did that one
about the atomic particles. I
know you've seen this one -
they've got red and blue and
white balls on sticks representing
protons, neutrons and electrons.
(See EES on Page 3)
VIEW FROM THE RECLINER
We Hate to Get Confused with the Supermarket "Star" of Lantana
MIKE ROYKO, a nationally
syndicated columnist, took a
good, hard look at The Star in his
column last week. Neither Royko
nor I referred to the Port St. Joe
Star, but he was referring to that
super market tabloid with head-
quarters down in Lantana.
Royko refers to that Star as
the panderer to the sleaze factor
and points out that the success
of the paper and its sister, The
Enquirer, is proof that there is
plenty of sleaze factor in the Unit-
ed States to be pandered.
Witness the fact that the
weekly Star of Lantana has a larg-
er circulation printing once a
week, than most major newspa-
pers have in a week, after print-
ing every day.
Royko doesn't worry about
the editorial direction of The Star
as he does about the reading ap-
petite of the United States.
THERE'S NO DENYING the
fact that The Star covers the
boondocks with its particular
kind of human fertilizer. Most
weeklies cover the boondocks eve-
ry week, being read from cover to
cover and kept on hand for such
emergencies as wrapping gar-
bage, kitchen scraps or fish
cleaning, starting fires, wrapping
pipes in cold weather Most
weeklies don't print sleaze, how-
ever. This Star in particular.
I've even considered changing
the name of your Star to some-
thing else. Maybe it could be The
Times in keeping with the old St.
Joseph Times. Any change would
remove from the paper, the stig-
ma caused by that Star in Lanta-
na. That particular newspaper
gives all us newspapers with the
same name a black eye, or a
THERE'S ANOTHER draw-
back to this same-name syn-
drome. People look up the tele-
phone number of The Star and
depend on it being The Star they
wanted to reach.
A while back, AT&T offered a
deal on an 800 number. Order it,
they said, and try it for a few
months at a reduced rate and see
just how much you can use it in
Well, Frenchie opened the
mail the day the flyer came and
immediately signed us up to be
serviced by an 800 number.
We didn't receive many calls
for the Port St. Joe Star, since we
didn't have time to advertise the
number very widely in our service
area. Since there is a national
800 directory, however, people
from all over the United States
were calling us on. the 800 num-
ber, to give us tips about which
politician was seen with which
floozie, in a compromising posi-
tion; or which public Job was be-
ing robbed blind by dishonest
We never found out any of
the details because when the call-
er found out they had the wrong
Star, they hung up. Not even an
We didn't get information,
but we received telephone charg-
es. You see, on an 800 number,
the instant that receiver is picked
up to answer a call, the meter
Well, we got tired of paying
for calls which weren't meant for
us in the first place, so we can-
celled the 800 number service.
THE LANTANA STAR doesn't
want for tips on things to put in
their paper. The tips flow in and
when they are mixed with a little
imagination and hype, they come
out with the style which titillates
some three million people a week.
Royko said he is worried
about the reading habits and
subjects of the American people.
He admits the style used by The
Star must be making money,
since both the super market
weeklies are among the soundest
financially of any newspaper in
the nation. While other, respecta-
ble newspapers, throughout the
nation are struggling to keep
their head above water, the Star
and The Enquirer are breezing
along, paying off huge court Judg-
ments for slander.
The Chicago writer says it is
a shame that well polished, infor-
mative and educational maga-
zines are falling by the wayside,
while the sleazeball of Lantana
There's something wrong here
and the fault isn't with the repu-
table magazines and newspapers.
The problem lies with the three
million Americans each week who
had rather be titillated than in-
All of this is just expressing
righteous indignation over having
a renegade out there with the
same name as ours.
Such a thing causes all kinds
of problems, not the least of
which is being mistaken for
someone or something you had
rather not be mistaken for.
The worst thing which hap-
pens, I suppose, is to make a
mockery out of that old cliche, "A
rose by any other name would
smell just as sweet" The name
The Star doesn't make Just any
publication a newspaper.
St. Joseph Bay
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2:21 p.m. H 0.4 8:10 p.m. L 0.2
Feb. 08 1:43 a.m. H 0.3 5:48 a.m. L 0.2
2:08 p.m. H 0.6 11:35 p.m. L 0.0
Feb. 09 2:35 p.m. H 0.8
Feb. 10 1:11 a.m. L -0.2 3:19 p.m. H 1.0
Feb. 11 2:16 a.m. L -0.4 4:11 p.m. H 1.2
Feb. 12 3:12 a.m. L -0.6 5:07 p.m. H 1.3
S-- Feb. 13 4:09 a.m. L -0.7 6:09 p.m. H 1.4 j
-THE STAR- Postmaster: SUBSCRIPTIONS INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
Send Address Change to In County-ss15.90Yar In County-$10.60 Six Months
Puished Every Thursday a 30-3 Wiams Avenue The Star Out of County-$21.20 Yew Out ol County-$15.90 Six Months
o Stoe, FP Post Office Box 308 TO ALL ADVERTISERS in case of error or omissions in advertise-
second-Class Postage Paid at Pon st Joe, F. Port St Joe, FL 32456-0308 ments, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage fur-
Phone 227-1278 their than amount received for such advertisement.
Wesley R. Ramsey........... Editor & Publisher
AyW^, William H. Ramsey .......... Production Supt. SECOND-CLASS POSTAGE PAID The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thought-
S Frenchie L Ramsey .......... Office Manager AT PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456-0308 fully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thor-
Shirley Ramsey ................. Typesetter WEEKLY PUBLISHING oughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.
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THE STARK, PORT ST. JOE, FL a THURSDAY. EB.V.W u. L a 1) 4 -.MIL
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to Coach Hurse?
Coaches .and teachers sometimes underestimate their influ-
ence on students and athletes, I think. I can remember well every
injustice handed me by a coach or teacher. It's also easy to re-
member all the coaches and teachers who I respected because of
the influence they had on me.
Coach Joe Renfro at Hinds Junior College was the most in-
fluential coach I ever played under. Ask anyone who played for
him and they will tell you he was the toughest coach who ever
donned a baseball cap, or any other cap, for that matter. Pruitt
Blalock, a surviving member of our 1957-58 Championship team,
labeled Coach Joe as, "The meanest man who ever walked on
Pruitt's statement was made out of respect and I know of no
one who played for him who didn't respect him. He didn't 'caten
to no losers or quitters.
Next on my most respected list is William David Hurse, or
Coach Hurse, as he was known to the track team at Tate High
School during my junior and senior years.
Coach Hurse was a man of small stature, but awfully big on
heart. He's the man who started the track team at Tate High in
the spring of 1955. He was also a quiet man who said very little. I
don't remember him ever "Jumping on" anyone. What he did was
recruit boys who wanted to participate In track events and he
worked with them, nights and weekends if necessary. He had the
unique ability to bring out the best in a person.
Coach Hurse was a planner; a grandiose planner! If I remem-
ber correctly, not one of our track team members had ever seen a
track meet, much less participated in one. After the firif week of
practice, however, Coach Hurse announced plans, in minute de-,.
tall, of how we would attend the district track meet in Tallahas-
see and from there, go on to the state track meet in Gainesville,
Most of us thought Gainesville was in "Russia, or at least over-
seas, but we wanted to go if it was possible.
Actually, we all snickered under our breath, wondering what
had happened to this soft-talking man, coming up with such big
ideas. As it turned out, we won most of our track meets and
qualified for the district meet In Tallahassee and 10 of us quall-
fled for the state meet in Gainesville. We; were a bit disappointed
that Gainesville wasn't overseas, but we went any way.
One night after track season, Coach Hurse invited several
track members over to his house for dinner. When we arrived he
was in the shower but told us to come on in and make ourselves
at home. We soon noticed that music of some sort was coming
frpm the stereo, but we couldn't figure out what kind it was. I
was elected to ease over to the stereo and find the album cover
and find out what that awful stuff was.
Come to find out, it was a symphony with a lot of minors and
majors and all that stuff. Must have been something he picked
up in college, we decided. Something awful!.
But Coach Hurse and his mild-mannered ways and his mu-
sic and his encouraging, confident manner left an indelible im-
pression on me. From him I learned that, although I was a coun-
try lad, I could compete with the big-time boys in Tallahassee
and Gainesville. He, in fact, instilled in all of us confidence and a
strong sense of pride.
I will never forget Coach William David Hurse.
If anyone reading this knows Coach Hurse and knows where
I can get in touch with him, please call or write me. I would love
to shake his hand and say 'Thanks" for all the help and inspira-
Kesley From Page 2
I didn't understand one thing
they said or showed us. I've seen
that project at every science fair
I've been to since the sixth grade.
It still doesn't make any sense to
I'll tell you another one that I
-never understood or believed. We
were doing our projects for phys-
ics in the 11th grade.. Buddy and
Ricky Gene did one on gravity.
They'd drop a heavy steel ball arid
a wadded up piece of paper from
the same height. They tried tbo
make us believe that the ball and
paper would fall at the same rate
of speed. I didn't buy that And
physics had nothing to do with it!
You drop a steel ball and a piece
of wadded up paper at the same
time the steel ball is going to
hit the floor first every time,
that's common sense. Of course,
Buddy demonstrated otherwise.
The heavy steel ball and the light
paper would hit the floor at the
same- time. I've studied on that
for years. The only way I can fig-
ure it is Ricky Gene and Buddy
ran some kind of trick ball in
there on us.
I remetiber like it was yester-
-,day,,eaning over to light the fuse
to our volcano.
"Kes, I think we've got way
Complaint Aired On City Dog Pound
Charges Hurled That Facility Is "Breaking the Law"
Dog pounds are making the
news all along the Panhandle
these days ,and Port St. Joe's
pound is no exception. The local
pound has been the subject of
criticism in past years, but the
City has recently constructed, a
new pound, making it roomier
and more protective from the ele-
ments. There has also been a rou-
tine cleaning and feeding sched-
ule set up for the pound and its
Still, with all the changes and
all the attention given to the
pound, it came under fire Thurs-
day from Mildred Legrone, who
visited the pound and was dis-
turbed by what she saw.
Legrone came into The Star
office at just after noon last
Thursday, reporting that the
pound was in what she termed as
deplorable condition. She said
there were dogs walking around
in fresh feces and one was lying
dead in the pound.
Legrone said she had notified
the states' Attorney about the sit-
uation and public works superin-
tendent, Frank Healy said Friday
she also notified him. Healy said,
"She said we were breaking the
law with the pound condition."
With no prior notification,
The Star visited the pound at
about 1.1:00 Friday to get a feel
for what the situation was there
and see if Legrone was correct in
her assessment of the situation.
The pound was squeaky
,clean Friday morning, and all the
dogs had food. An interview with
Bobby Hayes, who is in charge of
the pound and other activities for
the city, said, "It is our procedure
to wash the pens out each morn-
ing and just after lunch. Since it
has been raining, we have been
cleaning them out four times a
day in an attempt to keep them
TOOK A LOOK
Healy said, "After Ms. Le-
grone complained about the con-
too much gun powder."
'You reckon we ought to-"
Too late the fuse was fired.
As the others leaned in closer, me
and Yogi eased back.
Ka-boomi It didn't erupt, it
blowed up. Little green pieces of.
Mount Ve-sui-vee-us was in peo-
ple's. eyes, their-, hair, on their
_L.eeth.-LaRendaBradfield was crgy-.
ing. Folks, the place went vrld.
e Th smoke was blinding'em arid
choking'em at the same time. Mr.
Mclver heard the blast, ran down,
took one look and called the fire
"Jess, my very first science
project had life."
"But, Dad, I might burn the
school down. I just want a simple
"Son, I could call Ricky Gene, ,
see if he's still got that trick steel
"Dad, maybe I could show the
aerodynamic effect of wind on an
airplane wing. I could build a
symmetrical and an asymmetrical
wing out of balsa.........."
'Yeah, uh, that was going to
be my next suggestion."
edition of the pound, I went to look
for myself. I found where the rain
had blown in under the shelter
from the open east side. It had
softened up the dyg stools on the
floor and the dogs themselves
had spread the mess about with
their walking around in the pen.
She was right The pens were a
mess, but it wasn't from neglect."
Healy said the "dead dog" was
a puppy. Someone dumped off
three young puppies out here
which hadn't been weaned yet.
They were healthy little dogs, but
one just suddenly laid down and
died. Thursday, the second one-
the one Ms. Legrone saw-just
died suddenly. The third one is
still in the pound alive and
healthy. I feel they must have
died from parvo virus."
Even though Healy and
Hayes feel the. dogs are kept as
well as could be expected without
a person on the site all day long,
the superintendent said they
would take steps to improve the
situation. 'We're going to build a
wall about two-thirds down from
the top to restrict rain from blow-
ing inside without restricting the
flow of fresh air."
In the meantime, Healy
praised an adoption project taken
up by Barbara Eells and Nancy
Mock, who are working at finding.
homes for the stray dogs picked
up by the dog catcher.
'The program is working fine,
but we usually pick up more dogs
than these ladies find homes for,"
Healy said. "At times we have
so-e dogs which would make
someone a nice pet," he contin-
Compactor Being Closed Feb. 24
This solid waste compactor on Industrial
Road, near Premiere Industries, will be closed to
public use on February 24 by Gulf County, as a
part of their privatization of the County's solid
waste operations. The compactor has been a col-
lection site for solid waste generated by all of
south Gulf County.
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CHILDREN'S HEALTH FORUM
What to Expect
With New Babies;
Help Is Needed
".., Elizabeth C. Jones, M.D.
Most new babies will need to be fed every three to five hours.
You can readily see that means someone will need to be up two to
three times through the night to care for a new baby. If the feeding
only involved the 15 to 20 minutes of actual feeding time it would
not be so bad, but you usually need to change the baby before and
after feeding to keep him comfortable, and even if the baby goes
right to sleep, we are talking an hour in time.
New babies will usually sleep about 16 hours out of the 24, but
it is in three to four hour segments. When someone speaks of
"sleeping like a baby" he should mean tossing and turning and up
and down all night.
It should be readily apparent how exhausting such a schedule
becomes. This responsibility needs to be shared. If there are two
parents and the father works days, he can care for the baby while
mother sleeps. Mother can take the midnight to daylight shift while
father sleeps. When the care is assumed in shifts, everyone can be
well rested and approach the task with appreciation and enjoyment.
If there is only one parent, it is essential for the mother to ar-
range for someone to help her. She can return this help later (two
month's). when things are on an even keel and moving along well.
New mothers will need plenty of rest Sometimes one feels very
good, and she will push herself to do things that can certainly wait
a week or two. In order to deliver a baby there is a relaxing hor-
mone in the blood that allows muscles and ligaments to stretch. If a
new mother tries to do too much, she may develop back problems
that could have been avoided if she had just taken things easy after
When several people (parents, grandparents, friends) are in-
volved in the care of an infant, it is essential to keep a written diary
of what goes on with the baby. This means recording feeds (time
and amount), bowel movements (time and consistency), wet dia-
pers, temperature (if the baby seems abnormally warm) and gener-
ally what kind of a day was had by the baby and the caretaker.
Most of the time there is no need to refer to this diary, but when ill-
ness develops, it is often very valuable.
Ideal feeding for all new babies is breast milk. Formula can
substitute but one should realize It is only second best All new
mothers wanting to do the best thing for their babies will breast
feed those babies. Even mothers who work can breast feed it just
takes a little planning and scheduling.
Learn How to Conserve Energy
G. David Sullivan and John-
nie Vathis, both of Port St. Joe,
would like to announce their en-
gagement and approaching mar-
riage on March 7.
David is the son of Lynda
Bordelon of St. Joe Beach, and
Gerald Sullivan of Marietta, Geor-
Johnnie is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Odom of
Port St. Joe.
Rachel Lynn Branson
To Wed In March
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde R. Bran-
son, of Port St. Joe, have an-
nounced the engagement and
forthcoming marriage of their
daughter, Rachel Lynn Branson,
to Tracy Gene Browning, son of
Rev. and Mrs. Howard C. Brown-
ing of Port St. Joe.
The bride-elect is a 1990
graduate of Port St Joe High
School. She is enrolled in the le-
gal secretary program and em-
ployed at Tom P. Haney Vocation-
al Technical School.
Her fiance is a 1988 graduate
of Port St. Joe High School. He is
presently employed at St. Joe
Forest Products Company.
The wedding is planned for
March 14 at 11:00 a.m. at the
First Baptist Church in Port St.
Joe. A reception will immediately
follow in the fellowship hall of the
church. All friends and relatives
are invited to attend.
It's A Boy!
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Moree, of
Fort Walton Beach, are proud to
announce the birth of their son,
Benjamin Daniel, on January 19
at Eglin AFB Hospital. Benjamin
weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces,
and was 21 inches long.
Proud grandparents are Mr.
and Mrs. Michael Moree, Phalere
Ramsey, and the late Vernon
Ramsey, all of Port St. Joe.
Benjamin was welcomed
home by his big sister, Carly, age
S The Petal
She'll love you for giving
her an arrangement or a
bouquet on Valentine's
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The February meeting of the
Port St. Joe Garden club will be
held Thursday, February 13th at
2:00 p.m. ET at the old historic
Catholic Church, now the Garden
Center on Eighth Street.
Joseph Michael McDonald,
the district manager of Florida
Power, will speak on ways to
make your house more energy ef-
ficient. He will discuss typical en-
ergy use in an all electric home in
the area and explain how to get
the most out of your energy aud-
it. Florida Power will help with
energy solutions. -Mr. McDonald
will also answer your questions,
so Port St. Joe Garden Club cor-
dially invites- all interested folks
with problems to;attend thib most
The Garden Club has ordered
those fine caladium bulbs to
beautify your garden and bulbs
will be available from all Garden
The chairpersons, Ida Baker
and Bertha Byrne, have annouc-
ned the annual sale of spring
shrubs, plants, bulbs and every-
thing rom cakes to watches on
Friday and Saturday, April 3rd
and 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00
p.m. ET. So mark this date on
your calendar and plan to come;
have coffee and enjoy the bar-
Welcoming all members and
guests this Thursday; February
13th, will'be hostesses Ira Dan-
lels, Sally Gainous, and Eunice
Kuyper. They have planned spe-
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announce the engagement of
their daughter, Melanie Deann
Griffin, to Byron Timothy Wilder,
son of Walter and Diana Wilder of
An August wedding is
Kristy Melvin, a senior at Port
St. Joe High School, has been
chosen to receive a Leadership
Award from Livingston University
according to Dr. Ervin L. Wood,
Vice-President for Student Servic-
The Leadership Award, part
of the scholarship program at Li-
vingston University, was awarded
to Melvin for her outstanding con-
tributions in high school. The
award is a four-year scholarship
to Livingston University.
Melvin is the daughter of
James and Patricia Melvin of
Mexico Beach. She plans to at-
tend Livingston University in the
fall of 1992.
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Port St Joe has always been
a place where people enjoyed life
and a location which kept draw-
ing people back to stay, evidently.
Last Friday night, at the an-
nual meeting of the St. Joseph
Historical Society at J. Patrick's
Restaurant, Wayne Childers gave
a report of Indian and Spanish
early antagonists over the north-
west Florida area during the early
1700's who'kept coming to Port
St. Joe to recover from their trials
.and repel invaders. Then Emaline
;'Ebersole told of her first trip to
"W-Port St. Joe and how the commu-
tnity came to become a wonderful
1'place to live, after a very tentative
introduction. J. C. Belin, Mrs.
;: Ebersole's brother, then told of
4 how. young people entertained
C themselves in the Port St. Joe of
-:the 1920's and 1930's.
Childer's address was purely
history, telling how this part of
Florida, known then as the "Pen-
: sacola Province" prospered
through farming, shipping of pro-
S duce to Cuba, took slaves of the
Indians and was the host to fight-
ing between the British, Spanish
and Indians. In it all. Port St. Joe
was the hub of activities going on,
with other places of importance
spreading out over the Panhandle
from Port St. Joe like the spokes
of a' wheel.
COMING TO PORT ST. JOE
Ebersole told how her father
purchased a turpentine still at
SWhite City and decided to move
his family to Port St Joe.
an Before coming here, Ebersole
and a sister went to visit relatives
In south Alabama while the fami-
Sly moved. When it came time to
come to Port St. Joe the girls took
the train to Marianna, where
their father was to meet them.
f: The weather was growing
steadily worse as they arrived at
Marianna and they had to spend
the night The next' day, in spite
of intensely bad weather, the girls
Ah to be Sweet Six-
teen again and sit on
a park bench in front
of the old Port Inn.
Happy Birthday Sis
finally made it
Love, Debbie, Anealia,
Donna, Carol & Linda
Your Devoted Staff
Mama dr Daddy
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 1992 PAGE 5A
AARP to Hear Lecture On
Keeping A Healthy Heart
The St. Joseph Bay AARP
Chapter #3425 will meet Febru-
ary 12th, at 12:30 p.m. ET in the
Centennial Building on Allen Me-
The meeting will start with a
covered dish dinner. Members are
asked to bring a meat dish, vege-
table, salad or dessert. Rolls, but-
ter, drinks, and paper goods will
be furnished by the chapter.
Dot Pfost, the new president,
will conduct a short business
meeting before Sara Maddox, RN,
explains how we can maintain a
healthy heart through proper eat-
ing and exercise habits. She
might even tell what was eaten
wrong at the covered dish dinner!
Come prepared to pay your
From left: Betty McNeill, recording secretary; Renee Shoaf, vice president; Netta Niblack, treasurer; and Ida Ethel
Brown, president. Not shown is Nancy Howell, corresponding secretary.
and their father set out for Port
St Joe in a Lee Coach Lines bus,
which consisted of a Buick tour-
ing car. They arrived in Wewa-
hitchka about nightfall.
The next day, the storm was
even worse, but they struck out'
for Port St Joe on a muddy and
slick road [the road had been
paved as far as Wewahitchka]
and got as far as Cypress Creek,
where the bridge was washed out.
Some of Belin's employees were
expecting him and were on the
other side of the creek with a
horse and wagon. The travelers
crossed the creek, one at a time,
on the horse, got into the turpen- -
tine wagon, pulled by oxen and
set out again for Port St. Joe.
At White City, the storm had
caused the water to rise so high,
the ferry which crossed the Canal
couldn't operate. The three
crossed the raging water in a
boat, where a friend was waiting
in a Model T. They slid on into
Port St. Joe and the first thing
Which greeted the two young visi-
tors was "Blossom Row", which
was a row of run-down company
houses on both sides of Fifth
'That was a rude introduc-
tion to Port St. Joe, but by the
time school started I had made
some fast friends who have re-
mained friends to this day. From
that time on, I loved the town,"
-YOUTH KEPT BUSY, -.
Her brother, J. C. Belin, said
Port St Joe of the 20's and 30's
had plenty for the young people
to do. There were some. 3,500
people living here, mostly in-
volved with lumber, naval stores
and fishing operations. 'We made
it through the great depression'
very well. It was a bee hive of ac-
tivity here, what with the excur-
sion trains running regularly
through, the summer, bringing
people here to picnic and enjoy
the Bay and a park which was lo-
cated where the First Union Bank
Park is today."
Belin said the youth were
welcome at the fishing docks and
the pogey plant, where they
played and enjoyed the good
cooking in the kitchens of both
establishments. "We ate our fill
when we wanted to and it was de-
licious food." The kids played in
the holds of schooners which
came here for cargoes of lumber
and naval stores.
Radio entered on the scene
and listening to fights, ball games
and other events, with a signal
which faded and fought interfer-.
ence, provided adventure and en-
Belin and his sister kept the
audience spellbound for .nearly
an hour telling these tales of Port
St. Joe before the paper mill.
The Historical Society, which
limited its membership to 12 for
many years, now has 25 mem-
bers and is growing. President Ida
Ethel Brown said, "These people
will all work! They get things
done! I can get them to do any-
thing except serve as president,
and they won't do that."
Mrs. Browne is president for
1992, with Renee Shoaf, vice
president; Netta Niblack, treasur-
er; Betty McNeill, recording secre-
tary and Nancy Howell, corre-
Health Fair Tuesday
at Wewahitchka School
The Gulf County School feature free screenings and doz-
Health Services Project is spon- ens of* information booths. HRS
scoring a School/Community and other health related agencies
Health Fair on Tuesday, February will have representatives on hand
11, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. CT, in to provide information and an-
the Wewahitchka Elementary swer questions on a variety of
School lunchroom. The Fair will -programs.
Plan to attend and enjoy the
.r T iFair co-sponsored by Gulf County
Cadt Of 1TaHa kS Schools, and the Gulf County
The Gold Card Club speaking Public Health Unit. Refreshments
engagement was once again a will be served.
success. -All- Gold- Card ClubC --u- -
members were very much enter- "
tained and encouraged by this ,
year's speaker, Ms. Jeanne Rob-
Each student member and
parent would like to thank Mrs.
Tapper and the Tapper Founda-
tion for making this event possi-
We all look forward to next
year and encourage each student
to strive toward the "Gold" (Card).-
City of Mexico Beach
Seeking Recreation Grant
The City of Mexico Beach is
seeking public input on a pro-
posed Florida Department of Nat-
ural Resources recreation grant,
in the approximate amount of
$50,000 for the purpose of rede-
veloping, restoring, acquiring,
planning, arid/or developing
Aide in Port St. Joe
Congressman Pete Peterson
announced that his District Rep-
resentative, Pete Whiddon will be
in Port St. Joe on Friday, Febru-
ary 7 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in
the County Commission meeting
room at the Gulf County Court-
Congressman Peterson en-
courages the public to attend and
bring their concerns to be passed
on to his office.
All parents and other inter-
ested members of the community
are cordially invited to attend the
annual sixth grade Science Fair
to be held at Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary School February 6 and 7. An
Open House will be held in the
school gymnasium from 6:00 to
7:00 p.m. on Thursday, during
which individual sixth grade pro-
jects will be on display.
Classroom projects will be on
display throughout the school
during school hours on Friday.
"And just look at
i her now!"
areas for either passive or active.
recreation within the jurisdiction
of the local government.
Residents of Mexico Beach
are asked to attend this meeting
and submit ideas, concerns, and
other input on-a proposed recrea-
A public hearing will be held
at the City Hall on February 13 at
3:00 p.m. CT to discuss the pro-
posed recreation project.
To obtain additional informa-
tion concerning the hearing con-
tact Julian Webb & Associates,
518 South Sixth Street, Chipley,'
Florida 32428, or phone 904-
needs with a
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Like a good neighbor
State Farm is there.
Ezekiel Howell Stevens
Ezekiel Howell Stevens cele-
brated his third birthday on Jan-
uary 25. He was joined by many
friends and family members. Dan
Christie provided entertainment
with his puppet theatre.
Zeke is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Wayne Stevens.
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payable on January 1. Let the
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change of address, telephone
number, or status that prevents
sending you a newsletter or call-
ing you about the meetings.
VFW Meets Tuesday
The members of the John C.
Gainous Post 10069 V.F.W. and
the Ladies Auxiliary will hold
their regular meeting on Tuesday,
February 11 at the Post Home in
Highland View at 7:30 p.m. All
members are urged to attend and
veterans who have moved into the
Port St. Joe/Gulf County area are
invited to join.
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Three Seventh Graders
Qualify for TIP Program
Three students from Port St.
Joe High School qualified for and
participated in this year's Talent
Search for mathematically and
verbally advanced students,
sponsored by Duke University's
Talent Identification Program
(TIP). The program identifies high-
ly able seventh graders from a
16-state region in the South,
Southwest, and Midwest.
To be .eligible, students must
have scored at the 97th percentile
or better on an in-school achieve-
ment or ability measure. They sat
for the Scholastic Aptitude Test,
normally taken on by college-
bound juniors and seniors, on
January 25. Many of these stu-
dents scored as well as, or better
than, the average college-bound
senior on this measure. All partic-
pants received Certificates of
Merit and some became eligible
for state-wide recognition ceremo-
nies, or a variety of educational
TIP, established in 1980, has
provided thousands of students
with information about their abili-
ties and educational options. The
purposes of the program are to
help academically bright students
develop their special abilities, to
assist schools in working with
their brightest students, and to
understand the nature of excep-
tional mathematical and verbal
The following students from
Port St. Joe High were partici-
pants in the 1991 Talent Search:
Brian Simon, Molly Jones, and
Lions Raising Money by
Selling White Elephants
From left, Brian Simon, Molly Jones, and Tina Klope.
Don't forget the "white ele-
phant sale" this Saturday, Febru-
ary 8, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at
the Centennial Building. There
will be all kinds of bargains... a
moped, a dirt bike, used comput-
er equipment, tools, a T.V.,
clothes, and much too much to
list here. So make sure you're
there early because the good stuff
won't last long.
1991 was the best year since
1986 for funds allocated to vari-
ous welfare projects by the Lions
Club. A total of $2,330.00 was
paid out for Lions' supported ac-
tivities in 1991. Of this, a little
over $1,000.00 went to pay for
eye glasses and eye exams; the
most spend in recent years.
Also, a $500.00 scholarship
was awarded to Calondra White
for her outstanding achievements
at Port St. Joe High School. The
Lions Club is pleased to be an ac-
tive part of the Port St. Joe com-
munity 'and look forward to an
even better year in 1992.
House Fire Victims
Charles B. "Shorty" Oliver
and wife, Catherine were the un-
fortunate victims of an electrical
fire which cost them their resi-
dence and belongings. They are
in desperate need of furniture,
clothing, dishes, pots, pans, and
all other household items.
A fund has been set up at
Wewahitchka State Bank in
Wewa for them. Call Addle's
Beauty Salon in Wewa or drop off
Black History Month Events
Black History Month is being
observed in the City of Port St.
Joe with the official signing of a
proclamation by Mayor Frank
This national observance was
established ,many years ago by
Carter G. Woodson as a means of
recognizing past and present
Afro-Americans and their many
accomplishments in all areas
throughout the world.
Below is a calendar of the
events you are invited to attend.
*Friday, February 7: New
Bethel Baptist Choir #1 Anniver-
sary, 7 p.m.
*Sunday, February 9:
Founder's Day for New Bethel
A.M.E.; Ministerial Alliance at
3:00 p.m. at Thompson's Temple
*Thursday, February 13: "Old
Fashion Convention" at Zion Fair
Baptist Church, 7 p.m.
*Friday, February 14: City
Wide Choir Anniversary at Zion
Fair Baptist Church, 7 p.m.
*Saturday, February 15: New
Bethel Baptist Youth/Young
A financial aid awareness
seminar, co-sponsored by FSU
Panama City Campus, Gulf4Qat
Community College, and Tom P.
Haney Technical Center, is being',
held on Thursday, February 13.
Adults Black History program
*Sunday, February 16: Phila-
delphia Primitive Baptist Ma-
tron's Black History service, 11
a.m.; New Bethel Baptist Youth/
Young Adult Service, 11 a.m.;
City Wide Mission at Zion Fair
Baptist Church, 3 p.m.
*Friday, February 21: East-
ern Star Sheba Chapter, Black
History program, 7 p.m. Zion Fair
*Saturday, February 22: An-
nual Black History banquet, 7
p.m. Washington Recreation Cen-
*Sunday, February 23: New
Bethel A.M.E. Youth ,Service, 11
a.m.; City Wide Choir'Union, New
Bethel A.M.E., 3 p.m. '
*Thursday, February 27:
.Black History program at Gulf
County Forestry Work Camp,. 7
p.m. This service is not open to
*Saturday, February 29:
Thompson's Temple Holiness
Two sessions are being offered.
The first is at 10:00 a.m. CT in
the auditorium of FSU- Panama-
City Campus and the'second is at
7:00 p.m. CT in the Student Un-
ion East, Lecture Hall, Room 213
(upstairs) at GCCC.
Information will be presented
*Application forms and proce-
*Pre-paid tuition plans
*Single parent homemaker
*Questions & Answers
For additional information
call: GCCC 872-3844; FSU -
872-4750, Ext. 22; or Haney -
769-2191, Ext. 110.
Parents, students and inter-
ested persons. are urged to at-
PAYSI Call 227-1278 to place
yours. $3.50 for first insertion,
$2.00 a week for consecutive runs,
plus 5 per word for all over 20.
Monday Thursday, 3 p.m. 12 midnight
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. 1 a.m.
4-7 p.m. Monday Friday
M ixed D rinks............................................................. $1.75
* FREE Hors d'oeuvres.
123 Water Street
"Over the Rainbow" Inn & Marina
A quaint restaurant on the banks of the Apalachicola River
12 Noon 9 PM Sunday Saturday
123 Water Street Apalachicola
Fresh Seafood6steamed or smoked
Oysters 15 different ways
Gumbo & Homemade Chili
Introducing Florida Bulldozer
Hickory Smoked Ribs 'n Chicken
This Week's Special All Week Long Join Us
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Closed Monday and Tuesday, February 10
and 11, for redecorating.
And of course:
Bobby Wesley on Guitar
Friday and Saturday 7 p.m. until
Sunday 3 p.m. until
Students Jump Rope for Heart
Port St. Joe Elementary sixth grade students helped out the American Heart Association recently by
participating in their Jump Rope for Heart program. Students earned a whopping total of $834.04. Indi-
viduals had to jump rope for three hours in order to raise money. The three highest donating students
were Bonnie Young with $154.91; Tina Ross, $100.00; and Stephanie Owens, $60.25.
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Isadora Blackshire looks on as Mayor Frank Pate signs a procla-
mation delaying February as Black History Month in Port St. Joe.
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ARC Training Clients for Productive Work In Community
Sharon Lipford, director of
Girl Scouts of the
Girl Scout Troop #451 is
proud to announce that Melissa
Babb and Pamela Holmes are
January's Girl Scouts of the
They both have earned this
award by being prompt, attending
all meetings, showing good man-
ners, citizenship and participat-
ing in service projects.
Melissa, a student at Wewa-
the Association for Retarded Citi-
zens told the Kiwanis Club of
some of the goals of that organi-
zation Tuesday, at their regular
'We try to teach them skills
enough to make them self-
sufficient in the world," she said.
The Association has some 60
people enrolled in the program
here in Port St. Joe and place
most of their emphasis on five dif-
ferent areas. All of these areas are
aimed at preparing the enrollees
tp do a sufficient job for an em-
,ployer to be able to employ the
people at some time in the future.
Lipford said that the agency
has placed 14 of their people in
occupations over the past several
months and said seven are still
working. "Most of the ones not
now working are not doing so
through circumstances beyond
their personal control," the direc-
While they are being trained,
the clients are given opportuni-
ties to work at regular projects of
the agency, such as grounds
maintenance and other vocation-
al activities. 'We have several
contracts to maintain grounds
throughout the city," Lipford said.
The clients are paid for their
work. 'We also pay workman's
compensation for them, so they
will be Insured for Injury," Lipford
Guests of the club were Key
Club members Scott Boykin, Emi-
ly Cabaniss, Leah Ray and Cha4
Arrant and Judge Dedee Costello.
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Bill Wall, local sales representative for Centel Cellular in their
Port St. Joe office and Julia McQuaiq, secretary, pose in front of
the large phone display on Reid Avenue.
Two Arrested On Child
Two Gulf County men have
been arrested and charged with
sexual activity with a minor child,
according to Gulf County Sheriff
.Al Harrison. Both men are in Gulf
County jail under bonds.
Fairo L. Aman, Jr., of White
City was arrested Tuesday and
charged with sexual activity with
a child. He is currently being held
in jail under a $5,000 bond,
which was set by Judge David
Eli William Ross of Oak
Grove, was arrested on January
S 17,. and charged, with two, counts.
of sexual battery of a child under
the age of 12.
I. Walter Duren
Isaac Walter Duren, 77, of
Port St. Joe, passed away Friday
morning, January 31, in Port St.
Joe. A native of Coolidge, Georgia,
he came to Port St. Joe in 1937.
He was a self-employed business-
man, operating a trucking busi-
ness and grocery store. He also
was a former commissioner for
the City of Port St. Joe.
Survivors include his wife,
Lina Duren of Port St. Joe; two
sons, George W.4Duren of Port St.
Joe, and Ike Duren .of Mexico
Beach; two. daughters, Crista.
Jones of Orlando, and Catherine
VanBuskirk of Canton, Ohio; one
sister, Donna E. Fuseller of Port
St. Joe; five grandchildren,
Catherine Jones, Greg Jones, Lee
Duren, Cristin Duren, and Anna
Duren; three nieces, Donna Walk-
er, Priscilla Young, and Toni
Mitchell; two nephews, George L.
< Duren and Johnny P. Duren.
Funeral services were held
Saturday at the First United
Methodist Church, conducted by
the Rev. Zedoc Baxter and the
Rev. Leon Elmore. Interment fol-
lowed in the family plot of Holly
All arrangements were under
the direction of Comforter Funer-
Willa T. Lester
Willa Taylor Lester, 68, of We-
wahitchka, passed away Satur-
day morning, February 1, in Bay
Medical Center following a brief
illness. A native of Bartow, Geor-
gia, she had been a resident of
Wewahitchka since 1929, and re-
tired from the Gulf County Road
Department as office manager.
She was a member of the First
Baptist Church of Wewahitchka.
Survivors include one son,
Francis (Buddy) Lester of Naples;
two daughters, Dianne Semmes
of Burke, Virginia, and Teresa Ly-
kins of Bucyrus, Ohio; eight
grandchildren; one brother, Roy
Taylor of Port St Joe; and a
niece, Mary Jane Minger of Port
Funeral services were held
Tuesday at the First Baptist
Church in Wewahitchka, con-
ducted by the Rev. Richard Mad-
dox. Interment followed in the
family plot at Roberts Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funer-
al Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Ross is also in the Gulf
County jail facing a bond of
$10,000 which was imposed by
hitchka Elementary School, is
nine years old and in the fourth
grade. She is the daughter of
Sandy and James Babb.
Pamela, also a student at We-
wahitchka Elementary, is nine
years old and in fourth grade.
She is the daughter of Larry and
Louis C. (Red) Carter, a long time employee of Premier Services
Corporation, retired February 1 after 32 years of service. Red was
a MGO Furnace Operator at the time of his retirement.
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Sharks Lose to Blountstown, Marianna
Port St. Joe's Sharks had a
rough time of it during the past
week. The Sharks came through
with a perfect week of wins the
previous week, but suffered only
defeats during the past seven
PORT ST. JOE 36
Last "Thursday night, the
Blountstown Tigers put a score
on the Sharks which was embar-
rassing, but the Shark defensive
play was anything but embar-
rassing. The Sharks played one of
their better defensive games of
the year against the Tigers, but
just couldn't generate an offense
to go along with it.
It was a slow-paced game for
the usually quick, fast-paced con-
tests the Sharks like to play and
use to their advantage.
As a result of the Tigers'
slow-down efforts, the Sharks
had only two players scoring in
double figures. The high score
was turned in by Jason Maxwell,
who was barely over the double
digit mark with 11 points. Arion
Nickson added 10 points..
Jr. High Basketball Posts
Outstanding 7-1 Record
The junior high basketball
team enjoyed a great season
while posting a 7-1 record, their
only loss by one point. The team
composed of seven eighth graders
and eight 7th graders played an
attacking style of offense and an
Eighth grade team members
were: Jermaine Larry, Chris Wil-
liams, Jasmin Thomas, Sean Bai-
ley, Shontel Fedd, Leon Hutchin-
son and Kent McCullough.
Port St. Joe Citizens Now Offered
Maritime Computer Training
Captain Tony Felty, a profes-
sional personnel manager and a
500-ton master with 14 years ex-
perience in the offshore oil indus-
try, is putting both skills to use
for merchant mariners in the
Panama City/Port St Joe area.
Last August, Felty opened an
employment agency, called Mari-
By Lee Hall
Seven students were chosen
to participate in the District Hon-
or Band held in Blountstown on
January 25. They were Corrina
Copeland, Tammy DeMille, Jolene
Carithers, Lane Loveless, Colin
Hutchinson, Jason Mooneyham,
and Tres Long, III. Way to go,
guys. Tres was also selected for
All-State this year. Congratula-
Here are some of our up-
coming activities we are partici-
pating in: Several students will be
going to Gulf Coast Community
College on February 8 to compete
in their Solo Ensemble.
Registration for the 1992 sea-
son of Dixie Youth Baseball will
be held Saturday, February 8 and
15, at the Port St. Joe Fire Sta-
tion, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00
p.m. each day. Registrants must
be five years old before August 1
and must not be 13 before Au-
gust 1. First time players must
bring their birth certificate to reg-
istration. Fees to register are
$25.00 for major or minor
leagues and $15.00 for T-Ball.
Players should be present for ac-
curate uniform sizing.
All girls between the ages of
8-12 are urged to play softball
this year. The 8-9 year old girls
will play during the week at the
10th Street ballpark. Registration
will be held at the Athletic House,
February 8-15 and will cost
$25.00. The registration fee will
include hat, shirt and shorts for
the girls. Please encourage your
girls to come enjoy the sport of
softball. Girls can play in the 10-
12 year old league as long as they
are still 12 years old on August 1,
Anyone who would like to
coach or help are asked to con-
tact Lisa Kostic at 647-8152.
time Personnel Services, at 1141
North Tyndall Parkway in Pana-
ma City. He says, "I found that
too many of my clients weren't
qualified because they had been
unable to obtain proper training
to pass their merchant marine li-
cense exams." To assist those cli-
ents, he has added a license
The Band Boosters will be
sponsoring a Mexican Food Booth
on March 14th at Lake Alice dur-
ing the day of the rodeo activities.
We will be having more details
later. Everyone is urged to come
out and support the band. The
band will also be in the rodeo pa-
rade and will be putting on a
small concert right after the pa-
Game Feb. 29
The annual Port St. Joe High
School alumni baseball game will
be held Saturday, February 29 at
1:00 p.m. at the high school
baseball field. The community is
cordially invited to attend and
cheer on your favorite team.
exam preparation service, called
"Maritime Training Services."
Maritime Training, Services
uses computer-based training
packages supplied by Houston
Marine Training Services. Hous-
ton Marine, celebrating its 20th
anniversary this year, is an old
line firm with national headquar-
ters in New Orleans.
Felty's clients are the working
members of the merchant ma-
rine: Able seamen; qualified mem-
bers of the engine department;
tankermen; designated duty engi-
neers; chief engineers; 100-ton
mastei-s. He can be reached in
Panama City at 1-747-8600.
Gulf Rifle Club
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
a monthly meeting tonight
(Thursday, February 6), starting
at 6:30 p.m.
All members are urged to at-
tend to discuss future improve-
ments and activities at the range.
Members are also reminded that
dues are now payable and should
be remitted by March 1st. The
combinations on the locks will be
changed after that date. Contact
club secretary John Fadio at 229-
8421 to pay dues or to obtain an
application for membership.
t8 views On
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.
The canker sore (or apthous
ulcer) is one of the best' known
and. most persistently annoying
dental lesions. It is small and
whitish and may occur on the
gums, cheeks or tongue. It ap-
pears singly and in clusters. A
blister usually forms first, with-
out notice, then breaks to form
z. open sore or canker. Then
the acute pain begins.
The open canker sore is es-
pecially sensitive to touch and to
hot or spicy foods. 'Fortunately,
the lifetime of the canker sore
normally runs its course in about
a week or ten days.
No good treatment is known
for its cure at present. There's
not much you can do except to
make sure you avoid irritating
foods. Some people are espe-
cially prone to .canker sores.
They seem to run in families and
there may be a connection be-
tween canker attacks and emo-
tional stress, though there is
still no definite information on
the cause of this puzzling disor-
A dentist can treat canker
sores to relieve the pain. Howev-
er, certain kinds of cankers tend
to persist or come back in spite
of any treatment now known.
Prepared as a public service
to promote better dental health.
From the office of: FRANK D.
MAY, D.M.D., 319 Williams Ave.,
Seventh grade team members
were: Doyle Crosby, Dan Bolden,
Eric Sellers, Clay Whitfield, Mi-
chael Groh, Brian Simon, Brian
Wood and C. J. Jones.
In their first outing Port St.
Joe downed Blountstown handily
47-29, but lost in their next en-
counter 48-47. The Sharks also
defeated Wewahltchka 63-25 and
71-33; Liberty County 31-28 and
43-33, and Chipley 32-30 and
JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL
TEAM, shown in the photo at
left, are kneeling from left, C.
J. Jones, Eric Sellers, Shontel
Fedd, Sean Bailey, Brian Wood,
Jermaine Larry,. Clay Whitfield
and Mike Groh.
Standing, from left: Coach
Scott Gowan, Jasmin Thomas,
Leon Hutchinson, Brian Simon,
Kent McCullough, Doyle Cros-
by, Dan Bolden and Chris Wil-
Tee-Ball in Wewa
Registration will be held for
Wewahitchka's Tee-Ball League
on Saturday, February 8 from
10:00 a.m. until noon CT at the.
Tee-Ball field for ages 4-7. Par-
ents are asked to have a copy of
their child's birth certificate avail-
able for age verification at the
time of registration.
Participants are looking for-
ward to a "GREAT' season of Tee-
Ball in Wewahitchka. If you
should need any further informa-
tion, please call Carolyn Husband
.at 639-2222 (8:00-5:00) or 639-
2578 after 5:00.
The Tigers' Greg Grainger led
the hosts with 16 points.
The score at half time had the
Tigers in the lead, 30-23.
Score by Quarters:
PSJ 12 11 9 4-36
Bl'town 10 20 10 13-53
PSJ-Maxwell 11, Nickson
10, Alexander 6, A. Allen 4,
Quinn 2, Hill 2, Thomas 1.
B'town-Grainger 16, Ed-
wards 14, B. Blair 12, Snowden
5, Rackley 2, Dawson 2, Speights
PORT ST. JOE 68
The Marianna Bulldogs,
which are running through oppo-
sition this year, accurately imitat-
Show Feb. 15,16
A Rock and Mineral Show will
be held February 15 and 16 in
the American Legion Hall at the
Bay County Fairgrounds. The
show is being sponsored by the
Panama City Gem and Mineral
Society. Admission is FREE.
Show hours will be Saturday,
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sun-
day, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All
times are central.
There will be several display
cases of rocks and minerals from
all over the U.S. and several other
countries, along with handcrafted
items made by club members
from various rocks and minerals,
some made up in sterling silver or
wrapped with gold-filled wire, and
ing an untied bulldog, cornered
the Sharks in the round Coll-
seum Tuesday night, and ripped
them for an 84-68 win.
The Bulldogs really snarled
and growled in the second period,
tossing up 31 big points, which
were answered by only 18 Shark
points, which made the difference,
in the game.
The Bulldogs had their twoc
big men, Thomas Ephriam and
Michael Granbe ty sink 27 and
24 points respecIvely to lead the;
The Sharks had three men
score in double figures, led by Ja-
son Maxwell's 15 points. Sandy
Quinn added 14 and Des Baxter
had 13. Maxwell, Quinn and Bax-
ter each had two 3-point baskets.
The Sharks are now 9-11 on
Score by Quarters:
PSJ 21 18 13 16-68
Marianna 18 31 19 6-84
PSJ-Maxwell 6-2-15, Addi-; "
son 3-2-8, Thomas 1-3-5, Nick-.
son 2-1-5, Alexander 4-0-8,
Quinn 6-0-14, Des.Baxter 3-5-13.
24, Ephriam 12-2-27, Sylvester
1-2-4, White 4-0-10, Gardner 3-
0-6, Speights 3-2-8, Oliver 1-1-3,
Tanner 1-0-2, White 0-1-1, King:
THE SHARKS will have the
Havana Gladiators in the Coil-;
seum Friday night for a District:
game. Tuesday of next week, the"
team will be on the road to meet.
Malone in another tough game.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 1992 PAGE 1B
"December and January Exciting at Bay St. Joseph
By Sherri Bowen
Bay St. Joseph Care Center
residents celebrated Christmas in
a big way thanks to many St. Joe
citizens. They were presented
with gifts from many local organi-
zations, churches and private citi-
zens including Raffields who do-
nated mullet for a good fish.fry.
Several elementary school
classes put on special nativity
plays, -and caroling abounded B...
throughout the week of Christ-
mas. Members from FBLA of Port
St. Joe High School made a spe-
cial visit to the facility to dis-'rib-
u A special thank you to Lance
Campbell, who played Santa
Claus, and Marion Baxter who
was Mrs. Santa. Mr. and Mrs. ..
Santa are always an asset to
Staff of the care center would that opened the facility eight
like to thank the high school stu- years ago.
dents for their contribution to the She was a valuable employee
staff party. They sang a medley of and will be missed beyond words.
Christmas, gospel, and popular Ester was honored with a
songs. We look forward to having farewell reception at the facility
them again. and presented a plaque, gift cer-
May each and every one of tificate and check from the staff
you have a blesseand every one ofhappyand corporate office. Her fellow
you have a blessed and happy co-workers in dietary presented
new year. her with their own personal gifts.
RETIRED We hope Ester will make us a
Ester Terrace recently retired We hope even in retimarement.
from the Dietary department at part of her life even in retirement.
Bay St. Joseph Care Center. Es- SUPERIOR RATING 4"
ter was one of the regular crew Bay St. Joseph Care Center is
Helson Serving On U.
."Any ship can be a mine- tech sonar equipment."
sweeper ,- once." That's a popu- During the Gulf war, Iraq laid
lar. saying among sailors, and more than 1,000 mines in the
particularly for crewmen serving northern Persian Gulf. The inter-
aboard minesweepers like the laced minefields formed a barrier
USS Constant homeported in San against an amphibious assault on
Diego. 'It's crewmen like Billy D. Iraqi forces occupying Kuwait. Al-
Helson who make sure their though U.S. ships suffered dam-
minesweeper works safely and ef- age to two mine explosions while
fectively to go back more than picking their way slowly toward
once, back to the dangerous mis- the Kuwait. Although U.S. ships
sion of clearing mine fields in suffered damage due to two mine
hostile waters. explosions while picking their
Helson, the 25-year-old son way slowly toward the Kuwait
of Clara Cain of Wewahitchka, is coast, it was the slow and meticu-
a Navy sonar technician. Because lous work of minesweeping sail-
the ship's mission involves mine- ors that rendered the Gulf safe
sweeping operations under ex- for shipping after the war and
tremely dangerous condition, it is avoided further damage.
imperative that all systems are Minesweeping ships and their
completely functional at all times. personnel, like the ones serving
"Our main mission is locating in the Persian Gulf today, detect
and neutializing mines." said Hel- and clear elnemty mines and using
-W sont-a--1984-graduate-of wewa,---highlysophisUcated mine warfare
hitchka High School. "As a sonar technology including echo sound-
.technician, I locate mines with hi- ing.and magnetic detection devic-
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In the photo at
left," from left to
right, Cindy Davis,
Leanna Harcus, and
Lisa Williamson vis-
it with Coy White,
"resident of the cen-
shows, from left,
- 'S" Lance Campbell and
Marion Baxter as
-: Mr. and Mrs. Santa
please to announce that for the
second year in a row they have
been recommended for a superior
rating by the State Board of Li-
censure and Certification.
Each year nursing homes go
through inspection of their facility
and their policy and procedure
regarding the welfare of each of
those residents that are entrusted
to their care. Without a doubt,
they could see in the three days
they were here we go beyond
what is expected to make the
lives.of our residents as meaning-
The Star is the Place for Rll of Your
Printing and Business Supply Needs
ful nd as comfortable as possi-
ble. This was the consensus of
the residents they talked to also.
Mr. Lee Holloway, adminis-
trator of the home, would like to
take this time to thank the entire
staff for their dedication and hard
work in bringing about the reality
of a, superior home. Mr. Holloway
said he was proud for both the
staff and for Port St. Joe, Gulf
County in being able to support
such a home for their elderly and
infirm. We look forward to bring-
ing about further success in
S. Navy Minesweeper
schooling available to military
Petty Officer 3rd Class Billy
D. Helson, a Navy sonar techni-
cian, serves aboard the San Die-
go based minesweeper USS Con-
stant. Helson, is the 25-year-old
son of Clara Cain of Wewahitch-
ka. -(U.S. Navy photo by Elizabeth Antonio)
es. The Constant uses solid wood
, and non-magnetic metal con-
struction to avoid detonation of
mines while searching for them.
Commissioned in 1954, Con-
stant has participated in exten-
sive wartime and- other mine-
sweeping operations. In 1972,
Constant was transferred to the
Naval Reserve Force and has
been homeported in San Diego
since 1980. In 1987, the ship be-
gan providing minesweeping ser-
vices in the Persian Gulf after Ira-
nian mines caused a hazard to
shipping in the area.
'The Navy is a great place to
gain a lot of education," says Hel-
son. He recommends that others
determine what really interests
them and attend the necessary
The Board of City Commission of the City of Port St. Joe will con-
duct a public hearing on February 18, 1992 at 7:30 p.m., in the
Municipal Building, 305 Fifth Street, to accept the proposed Com-
prehensive Plan- as modified by the State of Florida Department
of Community Affairs Stipulated Settlement Agreement (DOAH
CASE NO. 91-1402GM).
All documents relating to this proposed Comprehensive Plan and
the Stipulated Settlement Agreement may be reviewed at the
Municipal Building, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.,
and the Public Library during their regular hours.
All interested parties are invited to attend and be heard.
Publish: January 30, February 6 and 13, 1992.
Scenic Riverside Dining
653-8139 123 Water Street Apalachicola
The Rainbow Inn & Marina
Open 7 Days
6:30 AM 9 PM Sunday Thursday
6:30 AM 10 PM Friday & Saturday
Daily Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Specials
Come watch one of our lovely sunrises this week
and enjoy a breakfast of:
Lemon Pancakes with Raspberry Butter
Apalachicola Oysters on the Half Shell
Fresh Locally Caught Seafood
Live Maine Lobsters
Prime Rib EVERY DAYI
Thursday: Shrimp Au Gratin over toast points, buttered noodles,
southern fried corn, salad ............................................................. $9.95
Senior Citizens -$6.95
Friday (Surf & Turf): Grilled shrimp kabob and rib eye steak........ $14.95
Saturday: Shrimp Trio fried, chargrilled and shrimp scampi, black
bea ns and rice .................................... .. ..... "...... ...... ................. $12.95
Sunday 12 Noon to 9 p.m.: Roasted duck with raspberry sauce,
homemade stuffing, twice baked potato, southern fried corn,
Philaco Peanut Butter Pie ................................................................. $6.95
Fresh Bay oysters and gulf shrimp fried to perfection............... $10.95
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hear-
ing on Tuesday, February 11, 1992, at 5:00 p.m., E.T., in the Gulf County
Courtroom, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456, to discuss the duplicate street names within Gulf County and the ef-
fect these street names will have on the operation of the 911 System.
The following is a list of streets with exact duplicating names or near
duplicating names to be discussed at the public hearing.
Pleasant Rest Road
Dead Lakes Drive
St. Joseph Drive
2. Second Street
4. Fourth Street
6. Sixth Street-
8. Eighth Street
10. Tenth Street
12. Twelfth Street
14. Second Avenue
16. Fourth Avenue
18. Williams Avenue
20. Patrick Street
22. Main Street
24. Pine Street
26. Palm Street
28. Florida Avenue
30. Sunset Circle
32. Chipola Drive
34. Cypress Avenue
Pleasant Rest Cemetery Road
Dead Lakes Street
St. Joseph Avenue
Should anyone have questions regarding this notice, please contact the Gulf County
Building Department, 1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456', (904) 229-8944. The
Public is encouraged and invited to attend this Public Hearing.
BILLY E. TRAYLOR, CHAIRMAN
Publish: January 30 and February 6, 1992.
Ard's Florist, in downtown
Port St. Joe, was the winner
this year of the Merchant Asso-
ciation's floating plaque for the
best decorated business estab-
lishment at Christmas time.
The award is given after a
panel of judges makes the deci-
sion for the best decorated ...
business, during December.
This is the third year in
succession that the plaque has
been awarded. Ard's will display
it in their store during 1992.
In the photo, left to right, *
are Wayne Taylor, president of ". .
the Merchant's Association, ...
presenting the plaque to Tim -
and Mitzi Ard this past week.
The plaque has the Ard's name
engraved on one of the name
plates, where it will remain.
January Hoopla Social
We may not have snow, but
there were beautifully cut snow-
flakes on the January social's
decorated tables. Hostesses for
the occasion were Joyce Quinn,
Sue McDaniel, Doris Jean Whit-
ten, Judi Lister, Sharon Owens,
and Teresa Williams. These gals
had something for dieters, giver-
uppers, and those that just like
to eat. They also had a new game
to divvy out the 12 door prizes
that they donated. This social
was held, on Wednesday, January
29, after the students went home.
A bit of rest and recuperation,.
don't you know?
New Home for E.T.
It's not a terrestrial home,
but in the woodland setting, it is
truly glorious. Congratulations to
fourth grade teacher Esther
Taunton and her husband, La-
mar, for their new, huge double-
wide home. Esther's nephew is in
my room and in telling me about
her new house, said,,'"It has two
living rooms and seven or eight
bedrooms!" A slight exaggeration,
New Bethel Baptist adult
choir will be celebrating its anni-
versary Friday,' February 7 at
7:00 p.m. There will be choirs
from the cities of Port St. Joe arid
Apalachicola, featured. Pastor Ed-
die R. Jackson invites the public
to come and praise the Lord in
at New Bethel
New Bethel Baptist Church
youth and young adults are spon-
soring a special program entitled,
"Come Lift Up The Name Of Jesus
With Us". The service will be held
Saturday, February 15 at 7:00
p.m. The public is cordially invit-
ed to attend.
The Gulf County Transporta-
tion Disadvantaged Coordinating
Board has announced an organi-
zational meeting at- the Gulf
County Courthouse on Wednes-
day, February 12 at 2:00 p.m.
ET. All persons are invited to at-
tend. The agenda will include the
Community Transportation Coor-
dinator's Evaluation Criteria.
For more information, con-
tact Vanita Anderson at the Apa-
lachee Regional Planning Council,
Free Tax Assistance Offered :
News from Wewahitchka Elementary
By Linda Whitfield
WES Pavilion Finished
At last another dream has
been realized at WES our new
40'x40' pavilion has been com-
pleted. This was the brainchild of
former PTO president Gary Cart-
er. It was funded in part by the
PTO and matched with funds
from the school board. Houston
Whitfleld drew and donated the
plans for the pavilion. This is to
be used for parties, art projects,
science experiments, etc. Really it
will only be limited by one's imag-
ination. Near future plans will in-
clude about 10 picnic tables and
,hanging ferns. Our new PTO
president, Earnest Morris, is just
as excited about this as was his
"THE MIRACLE CENTER"
NEW COVENANT MISSIONARY WORLD OUTREACH CENTER...
The Family Church
252 Avenue E, Port St. Joe, Florida Church Phone: 229-8137
Pastor: Rev. Napoleon Pittman
SUNDAY DAILY PRAYER
Worship: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. For Prayer or Counseling, Call or
WEDNESDAY Write the Church.
7:30 p.m. Bible Study & Fellowship
"A CHURCH WITH A VISION"
Sponsor of New Covenant Christian Academy K-4 thru 6th Grade
Catch the Sw~n1
Constitution and Monument
Port St. Je ',.
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School........9:45 a.m. Evening Worship......7:30 p.m.
Morning Worship..... 11:00 a.m. Bible Study
Methodist Youth Wednesday............ 9:30 a.m.
Fellowship .............5:30 p.m. Thursday ..................7:30 p.m.
REV. ZEDOC BAXTER, Pastor
JEFF BARNES, Youth/Music Director
Q FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
S7508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
SUNDAY WORSHIP....... ............. 10 a.m.
S XADULT SCHOOL............................... 11 a.m.
*US N *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor
"The Exciting Place to Worship"
[First Baptist Churchf
102 Third Street
Port St. Joe, Florida
i HOWARD BROWNING, Pastor
JAMES ENFINGER, Music/Youth
You are always welcome and visitors are desired at
St. James Episcopal Church
309 Sixth Street Port St. Joe
++ + -SERVICES-
+4 + Each Sunday........... 7:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School................... 9:45 a.m.
The REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
?^\ ^ We Want You To Be
S_.. v Part of the Friendly Place
BIBLE STUDY 9:45 a.m. EVENING WORSHIP ...........7:00 p.m.
MORNING TRAINING..................11:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH TRAINING ...................5:45 p.m.
Long Avenue Baptist Church
I. TOTAL COST
Total residential and
II. COST PER CUSTOMER
1601 Long Avenue
DANIEL W. DUNCAN Pastor
Min. of Music
Min. of Education
but nevertheless, it is lovely and,
we offer them best wishes in their
Kids Say the Darndest Things
When sixth grade teacher,
Lori Price, was calling out
spelling words last week, she
called out the word, 'familiar.'
One of her students said, "Miss
Lori, is that like familiara ear-
The students in the sixth
grade have been working hard on
their science projects, cutting let-
ters, doing research, .laminating,
etc. The other day I heard a stu-
dent say, "Are you ready to elimi-
nate my posters?"
POPS Update from Terri Lane
POPS will be participating in
Florida Children's Day on Tues-
day, February 4 at Panama City
Mall. The purpose is to increase
the state legislators awareness of
children. Our group will recite the
poem, 'The Hand You Hold." Af-
terwards, the group will lunch in
the Food Court.
POPS will be selling Candy-
Grams during Valentine's week.
Each student is allowed to buy
candy-grams for $1.00 and on
the big day, POPS will deliver
them throughout the school.
We Got Out Early on Feb. 3
And It Wasn't
The Gulf Coast Electric Coop-
erative had to do some electric
switching or something like that.
As I understand it, half of our
town was 'switched' on Monday
and .the other half on Tuesday.
Because we had no electricity,
school was dismissed early.
Free Community Health Fair
Tuesday, February 11
Please come and get your
blood pressure, height, weight,
cholesterol, etc. check FREE. It's
at WES from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
to Persons Age
Persons 60.years or older can
get free assistance or have their
tax returns prepared by members
of The American Association of
Specially trained AARP volun-
teers are certified by the IRS to
help older taxpayers complete
their forms. The volunteers will
answer questions on estimated
tax for individuals, the special
treatment of the gain on the sale
of a home, reporting taxable pen-,
.sion income, and other tax mat-
ters of importance to older Ameri-
Individuals who need help
should bring the tax package re-
ceived in the mail, their wage and
earning statements (W-2s), state-
ments for recipients of annuities,
pensions, retirement pay, IRA
payments (W-lPs), Social Securi-
10 a.m. Sunday
7 p.m. Wednesday
60 and Over
ty or Railroad Retirement bene-
fits, and other relevant informa-
tion on income and expenses.
AARP sets up and operates
the volunteer assistance sites as
part of the Tax Counseling for the
Elderly Program, sponsored by,
Help is available at the follow-:
Port 'St. Joe Library: Thurs-
days, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET, Febru-2
ary 13 to April 9 and 15.
Fire Station (rear of Port St.'.
Joe City Hall): Wednesdays, 9 i
a.m. to 1 p.m. ET, February 12 to;
Fire Station (Mexico Beach' :':
City Hall): Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 1'
p.m. CT, February 11 to April 14
Senior Citizens Center (Car-:
rabelle): Mondays, 9 a.m. to '1-
p.m. ET, February 10 to April 13.
11 a.m. Sunday
LIVE A LITTLE RECKLESSLY
IF YOU STOP giving the moment it 'begins to
hurt, you never discover true generosity.
IF YOU STOP serving the moment it pinches
you, you never discover sacrifice and rewards.
IF YOU QUIT loving the moment it becomes
difficult, you'll never discover compassion.
IF YOU REFUSE to forgive in the moment that
cries for revenge, you never discover the grace of
IF YOU HESITATE to share yourself the
moment it costs, you. never discover intimate
JOY COMES to those who don't know when to
quit, who can't draw the line, who lives, gives, and
forgives a little recklessly.
Presented by the church of Christ
The church meets at the corner of
20th Street and Marvin Avenue.
P.O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
$13,034 $ 140,406
1 TC 2/6/92
Henderson's Restaurant, Produce & Oyster Bar
309 Monument Ave. Phone 227-7226
Breakfast ready by 5 a.m., Lunch, Supper
Hours: 5:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Buffet Every Day!
All kinds of Sandwiches
Served with french fries and cole slaw
2 Pieces .................... $3.00 3 Pieces..............$3.50
1/2 Chicken... $4.00
PRODUCE OF ALL KINDS
Sweet Potatoes ......... lb. 250 10 lb. Russet Potatoes .....$1.39
Cleaned Greens, Fresh Turnips, Mustard & Collards
We Deliver Every Day! Open 7 Days A Week
CITY OF MEXICO BEACH
PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF THE FULL COST
OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
(IN COMPLIANCE WITH DER 17-708)
YEAR ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 1991
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, Fl, THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 1992
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S48 oz. Bottle
Family Pak All Meat 489
Family Pak 9
CUBE STEAK ............lb. 19
Family Pak 69
Family Pak Choice
SHORT THIGHS .....ib. 59
RIBS ....lb .L
Family Pak Boneless
LB. 1. 79
Family Pak Choice 19
SLICED BACON.. 12 oz. 890
Cooked Ham........ oz.
Cabin Cooking Party 199
HAM HALVES............ Ib.L
16 oz. Pkg. Real Value Speckled Firm, Crisp
BUTTER BEANS Head
oz. 89 LETTUCE
15.2 oz. Pillsbury Microwave 49
8 oz. Coles Garlic Miniloaf.............99 Fresh, Tender, Green
-String Beans & Pole Beans......
Breakstone Fresh Bunch Broccoli ......890
SOUR CREAM Yellow Onions......... 3b. bag 99,
I oz1 5901 I Fresh Mushrooms ... 80oz. 1.19
4 Pak 8 oz. Real Value Biscuits ..... 79 Fresh Cauliflower.... hd. 1.69
20 oz. Pillsbury Best Cookies......... Red Seed Potatoes.. Ib. 39
8 oz. Luxury nin & Regular 4/ u
29 oz. Delmonte Peaches, Pears, 09
FRUIT COCKTAIL ..............
46 oZ. Can 8
HAWAIIAN PUNCH........... 0 0
18 oz. Jif 99
PEANUT BUTTER ............... .
50 ct. Real Value Snap & Seal
SANDWICH BAGS ............
9 oz. Bengal 6 99
15 oz. Chef Boy-Ar-Dee 79 6
BEEF RAVIOLI .................. 7 9
10.4 oz. Kelloggs 49
14 oz. Ragu Traditional 19
SPAGHETTI SAUCE............ .
16 oz. Fountain Drink............... 19
with 1 Discount Chip 5
Real Value Salt..............................
with 2 Discount Chips ..., :
Dozen Large Eggs....................
With 2 Discount Chips.
Loaf Old Fashion Bread ...............
with 2 Discount Chips
6.5 oz. Starkist Tuna................
with 3 Discount Chips
Your Choice 2 Liter Soft Drink ....
with 4 Discount Chips 29
4 Rolls Charmin Tissue..............29
with 5 Discount Chips
10 lb. Bag White Regular Potatoes 9U
with 5 Discount Chips 3
4 lb. Bag Sugar......................... 9
with 6 Discount Chips
Gallon Milk .............................. 99
Krispy Treats..doz. 3.90
Cupcakes ....... doz. 3.90
Donuts ................ ea. 390
Cookies ........... doz. 1.5
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PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST.JOF, *m* u*.
Gov. Urges Srs. to Get Pneumonia Vaccine
Governor Lawton Chiles urg-
*es Floridians who are over 65 to
receive their pneumococcal pneu-
monia vaccine. "Close to 20 per-
cent .of Florida's population is
over age 65," said the Governor.
"Simply "put, these people are at
risk for contracting this preventa-
"According to the latest gov-
ernment findings, pneumonia is
one of the leading causes of death
in the United States," the Govern-
or said. There are approximately
a half million cases of pneumo-
coccal pneumonia occurring an-
nually, taking close to 54,000
lives each year, according to the
Centers for Disease Control. "Un-
fortunately, many of these cases
and deaths could have been
avoided if the proper precautions
were taken, most important, re-
ceiving the pneumonia vaccine,"
Pneumonia can strike anyone
at any time, but particularly vul-
nerable are persons over 65 years
of age and. those with chronic
conditions, such as heart disease,
diabetes, alcoholism, and lung
disease, among others.
The pneumococcal pneumo-
nia vaccine, which protects
against the most common form of
pneumonia, is effective against 90
percent of the bacteria that cause
the disease in the United States.
Yet, the vaccine is severely under-
utilized. A stark 10 percent of the
target population receive their
pneumococcal pneumonia vac-
"In Florida alone, there are al-
most 2.4 million residents over
the age of 65," said Governor
Chiles. "And many are at an in-
creased risk of getting pneumonia
because of heart disease or other
f illnesses." But even healthy sen-
iors can contract the disease, so
it's important to receive the pneu-
mococcal pneumonia vaccine.
Protection against pneumonia
is recommended 'by the American
Academy of Family Physicians
and the American College of Phy-
sicians. Side effects following vac-
cinations are usually limited to a
sore arm and low grade fever last-
ing no longer than 24 hours.
"If people took the simple
step of being vaccinated with the
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Governor Lawton Chiles is shown taping a public service announcement urging Floridians over age 65
to receive their pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine.
pneumococcal vaccine, 'the num-
ber of cases of pneumonia would
fall dramatically," the Governor
Governor Chiles urges Florida
residents who are over 65 years
of age and those who have chron-
ic health conditions to consult
their physicians about immuniza-
tion against pneumococcal pneu-
The Lederle Laboratories divi-
sion of American Cyanamid Com-
pany and the governor's office are
working together on this immuni-
zation public service effort
against pneumonia in the state of
Waterfowl Hunting Improving
Hurricanes of 1985 Spoiled Local Feeding Grounds.
Duck hunting began to fade
from the scene here in the Frank-
lin-Gulf County areas a few'years
ago, but is beginning to make a
comeback, according' to Pat
Floyd, as he gave a report to the
Rotary Club last Thursday. ,
"For many years, ducks and
other waterfowl congregated in
the Apalachicola Bay, St. Joseph
Bay and Apalachicola tributary
area, but seemed to abruptly dis-
appear from the scene after 1985,.
when three hurricanes struck the
arend.on.e year," Floyd said.
2... .,The,., speaker_apcd-, spqrtjsgTan
offered the. opinion that the
storms pushed salt water up into
the former fresh and brackish wa-
ter feeding grounds of the fowl,
killing -the food grasses and.
grains, causing the waterfowl to
abandon the area.
"In recent years, MK Ranches
have gone into rice and crawfish
farming on a large basis. This has
seemed to attract the fowl to their
property, congregating in the
ponds and streams, increasing the
number and species' of water-
fowl," Floyd said.
The speaker said the' larger
ducks, puch as mallards, do not
come to this area until the feed-
ing and roosting places north of
here are all frozen over, forcing
the birds to move south.
More birds are, coming, but,
according to Floyd,. the large
droves of big birds are coming af-
ter the local season has closed. "A
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movement is being launched to
give us a few later days of duck
season which are later in the win-
ter," Floyd said. He .pointed out
that there are resurging numbers
of wood ducks and other local
species, but the larger ducks and.
geese are appearing in numbers
too late in the year for hunters to
Floyd said the MK Ranches
property is attracting the water-
fowl at the present time, in large
numbers. He pointed out that
,hinhtii' fI the property is by pir-
"iiIf6'nf nrly: "'Thiis beca use. so
Many -hunters have abused the
privilege of hunting on people's
property, causing it to be closed
off to the general public."
The speaker pointed out that
the MK Ranches operation is at-
tracting nearly every specie of
duck as Well as geese. 'Those in-
terested in hunting need to be-
come involved in the perpetuation
of this rice/crawfish operation to
protect the waterfowl habitat."
Guests of the club were, Dink
Lyall of Ontario, Canada; Bill
By: Richard Miller
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One automaker offered the op-
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one pound for ever 10-degree
drop on the thermometer. Make,
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centration as side effects. Driv-
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*For safer driving and better!
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Planning A Tomato Crop This Year? Time to Start Plants
By Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
The tomato is the single most
popular vegetable in backyard
gardens. So, it's probably a safe
bet that just about everyone who
plans a spring garden will plant
some tomatoes. I will discuss how
to: start transplants while the
weather's still cold; how to pro-
duce healthy young plants before
they're ready to set in the garden.
In short, how to get a head start
on Mother Nature.
While tomato seeds can be
sown directly in the garden, this
method forces you to wait till all
frost danger has passed before
planting. On the other hand, if
you raise transplants in protected
seed beds, you can begin now,
and have plenty of young plants
to set out as soon as the weather
warms up for good.
Your first step is deciding
which tomato variety you want to
grow. Whether you prefer staked
or unstaked tomatoes, you'll cer-
tainly want to choose plants that
produce large fruit, with a mini-
mum of problems. I won't give a
long list of varieties, because
you'll probably have to choose
from what's available at your gar-
den center. Instead of remember-
ing a particular name, just be
sure you select a variety which
has shown resistance to such dis-
ease as gray leaf spot, gray wall,
Girl Scouts Look for Former Members
The Girl Scouts are looking
for former members and they
need your help. On March 12,
Girl Scouts of tlhe-U-.S.A., the
world's largest -oluntary organi-
zation for girls, celebrates its
80th anniversary. The Girl Scout
Council of the Apalachee Bend
will be holding celebrations in
many of the cities and towns in
the council area. All alumni are
invited to join in the festivities
which will focus on the impor-
tance of the "girls-only" experi-
ence and honor Girl Scouts na-
tionwide. Kicking off the 80th
anniversary Will be the national
service project, "Girl Scouts Care
W for the Earth."
In Port St. Joe, a parade will
be held at 4:00 p.m. on Reid Ave-
An 80th anniversary commit-
tee meeting will be held Monday,
February 10, 7:00 p.m. at the St.
Here is a list of members and
their addresses from 1981. Al-
though some of these past mem-
bers may have moved to other
communities, others have just
moved across town and touch
has been lost with them. These
alumni members are asked to
contact the Girl Scout council of-
fice at 1-800-876-9704 to find
out about the 80th anniversary
celebration in their community
and join in all the fun.
Lee Ballard, P.O. Box 498,
The Gulf County School Sys-
tem has announced the following
menus for the school lunch.
Monday, February 10:
Port St. Joe, FL 32456; Lisa Han-
dley, 1616 Palm Blvd., Port St.
Joe, FL 32456; Bonnie Stephens,
301 16th St., Port St. Joe, FL
32456; Gaynell Stephens, 301
15th St., Port St. Joe, FL 32456;
Carrie Moore, 1303 Long Ave.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Call Denise, 227-2114, or
Bunny, 229-8819, for more infor-
cheeseburger, buttered corn, milk
Tuesday, February 11: chick-
en with rice or noodles, English
peas, fruit cup, rolls and milk
Wednesday, February 12:
spaghetti with meat sauce and
cheese, tossed salad, green
beans, roll and milk
Thursday, February 13: chili
dog, cheese wedge, tossed salad,
French fries, milk and cookie
Friday, February 14: pizza
burger, sliced tomato, lima
beans, milk and fruit cobbler.
and fusarium wilt. As a rule, a re-
sistant variety is your best pro-
tection against these problems.
Also, buy treated seeds.
You'll need some shallow
seed flats. You can buy these at
your garden center. Or, you can
make planting containers from
empty pint or half-pint milk car-
tons. Punch a few holes in the
bottom of each container for
drainage. Then, add two or three
inches of sterilized and properly
fertilized soil. To sterilize, you can
put a two-inch layer of good,
moist garden soil in a baking pan
and place it in a 160 degree oven
for about an hour. After steriliza-
tion, fertilize by thoroughly mix-
ing in one tablespoon of an 8-8-8,
or similar analysis fertilizer for
each gallon of soil. Don't over fer-
Before you plant, make sure
the soil in your seed flats is
smooth, firm, and moist. Then,
you can scatter the seeds over the
soil, cover them lightly, and
sprinkle with water. Or, you can
make grooves in the soil a quar-
ter-of-an-inch deep and two or
three inches apart. Press the
seeds into the grooves, cover, and
sprinkle. In all cases, keep the
containers moist and in a warm
place after you have planted the
If you failed to sterilize your
soil properly, you may notice a
problem called damping-off, when
the young plants come up. The
plant stems will turn brown, right
at the soil line. Then, the plants
may fall over, turn completely
brown, and die. The best protec-
tion against this problem is to
start with well sterilized soil, as
Assuming your tomato plants
stay healthy, you should thin
them out so they're about two or
three inches apart, after they
reach about one inch in height. If
you start your transplants now,
they should be about the right
size to set out in the garden by
the time it's safe to doso that
is, after all frost danger has
passed. Just be sure you use
treated seeds of a disease resist-
ant variety. Some types of toma-
toes which are popular in other
states won't grow well under Flor-
ida conditions. Check with your
garden center or County Exten-
sion Office for suggestions on re-
sistant tomato varieties to plant
in your spring garden.
Harmon Realty, Inc.
BARBARA HARMON, Broker Ann Six, Sales Associate, 229-6392
American Legion Post Enlarges
Eligibility Membership Dates
The American Legion, Nation-
al Headquarters in Indianapolis,
Indiana, has announced new eli-
gibility membership dates for Per-
sian Gulf War Veterans. President
George Bush signed Public Law
102-179 on December 3, 1991,
which established the eligibility
period which runs from August 2;
1990 until a date of cessation of
hostilities still to be declared by
the U.S. Government.
Any personjshall be eligible.
for membership who was a mem-
ber of the Army, Navy, Marine
Corps, Coast Guard, or Air Force
and assigned to active duty at
some time during this period of
eligibility. Actual assignment in
the combat zone is not a require-
ment for membership.
All veterans are welcome to.
attend the monthly meeting of the
Willis V. Rowan Post No. 116, The
American Legion. Meetings are
held at 8:00 p.m. on the first
Monday of each month at the
post home located on the comer
of Third Street and Williams Ave-
nue in Port St. Joe.
Other dates previously estab-
lished for membership in The
American Legion are: World War I
april 6, 1917 to November 11,
1918; World War II December 7,
News From the
In U.S. Navy
Henry B. Combs, the son of
Richard and Cheryl Combs, of
Port St. Joe, has qualified for the
Navy's Storekeeper "A" School
and will travel to the Recruit
Training. Center in Great Lakes,
Illinois, to begin his Navy train-
Combs is a senior at Port St.
Joe High School.
He enlisted in the Navy under
the Delayed Enlistment Program
(DEP), which allows him to obtain
a guaranteed seat in the school
he has chosen as far as one year
before the school actually com-
After completing his recruit
training, Combs will receive eight
weeks of advanced training at his
school in Meridian, Mississippi.
Upon successful completion of
this school he could be assigned
to any one of the Navy's duty sta-
tions around the world.
Pvt. Gary W. Herring has
been decorated with the Army
Achievement Medal which is
awarded to soldiers for meritori-
ous service, acts of courage, or
other outstanding accomplish-
He is a heavy anti-armor
weapons infantryman at Camp
Greaves, South Korea.
The soldier is the son of Rod-
* ney L. Herring of St Joe Beach,
and Virginia H. Finch of Panama
He is a 1989 graduate of Bay
1941 to December 31, 1946; Ko-
rean War June 25, 1950 to Jan-
uary 31, 1955; Vietnam War -
December 22, 1961 to May 7,
1975; Lebanon/Granada Au-
gust 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984;
Panama December 20,1989 to
January 31, 1990.
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50# Hog Finisher (medicated) 5.49 '*
50# Horse Feed 10% 5.40
50# Horse Feed 14% 5.75 ;
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50# Cowfeed Cubes 4.59
55 50# Catfish-Floater 8.39
50# Scratch Feed 5.50
50# Chicken Pell. & Crum. 5.60
50#-Shelled Corn 4.75
30# Fish Block (Bait Basket) 20.79
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Gulf Aire Drive, Gulf Aire Subdivision: Large cor-
ner lot with good view of the Gulfl BIk. D, Lot 1.
$25,000,00. Owner will finance.
Palm Street, Mexico Beach: (2) 75' x 100' lots only
1 block to the Beach. Nice shade trees, in resi-
dential area. $13,000 each. Unit 11, BIk. 6, Lots
Corner Court Street & Alabama St. Joe Beach:
Nice two bedroom, one bath stilt home on large
shaded corner lot. Completely furnished. In-.
cludes refrigerator w/ice maker, dishwasher, gas
range, microwave, washer & dryer. Central gas
heat and electric A/C. Large great room w/
cathedral ceilings, w/ceiling fans. Nice kitchen
w/bar. Very bright and cheerful. Nice sun deck
around house. Covered parking. Walking dis-
tance to beach! $69,500.00. '
; ,.', .*... : H .MES -Mexlco Beach '
i HPlES.- lxico Beach
728 N. 15th St. 3 bdrm. 2 ba. 24'x52' double wide mobile home on
large shaded lot. Living room has cathedral ceiling w/ceilling fan.
Large master bdrm. Screened porch on front. Cen. h&elec. air. Ap-
pliances included with washer & dryer. Good location. This home
is in mint condition. $43,000.00.
107 N. 26th Street, Mexico Beach: Two bedroom, to bedroom, two bath, two story
home, newly remodeled. All new carpet and vinyl throughout. Large
living, dining and kitchen area upstairs. Large den or family room
downstairs. Beautiful 75' x 100' shaded lot. Only 1 block to the
beach. Upstairs screened porch has view of the gulf. Nice quiet
neighborhood. $58,500-00. REDUCED TO $E6,E00-00
$54,000.00 for Quick Sale.
Doclde T.H. #2, 114 C Miramar Drive: Two bedroom, two and one-half
bath townhome on the canal, has private boatsllpl Patio area off
livingroom overlooks canal! Only steps to the Beach! completely
furnished, central heat and a/c. Kitchen equipped with refrigerator
w/ice maker, range, dishwasher, washer and dryer! Good rental
64 Magnolia Ave.: This uniquely designed 2 story home has many fea-
tures to consider. Only 1/2 block to the beach! 3 bedrooms, 2 full
baths. (1 upstairs, 1 downstairs). Liv. rm. has ceiling fan, track
lighting, & sliding doors which lead to large covered deck w/view
of the gulf. Also side sun deck off kitchen w/bar and flourescent
lighting. Completely fenced yard makes nice private outdoor living.
Lots of shade trees. t8 000.00. Reduced to $79,500.00. Also
additional adjacent lot for $25,000.00.
140 Pine Street Large unique home on two beautiful wooded large cor-
ner lots. Nine rooms with two full baths, Florida room, den, large
master bedroom, excellent kitchen with lots of cabinet space and
cneter work Island. Two fireplaces. one In bedroom. Double car-
port, 12'x37' screened porch. Located in nice neighborhood, only
short walk to the beach. Many more amenititslI $149,900.00.
Sandollar #1 Cute A-frame design one bedroom, one bath with sleep-
Ing loft. Completely furnished and equipped for summer rental.
Large front and back sun deck. 38' waterfront lot. Reduced to
Sandollar #3 Two bedroom, one bath cotage with screen porch over-
looking the Gulf! Completely furnished and equipped for summer
rental. 48' waterfront lot. Needs some TLC! $65,000.
Sandollar #4 Three bedroom, one bath cottage with screened porch
overlooking the Gulf. Completely furnished and equipped for sum-
mer rental. 95' waterfront lot. $110,000.00.
OWNER WILL USTEN TO ALL OFFERSII
132 Miramar Drive, Mexico Beach: Jolliday Duplex a rare find! This
beachside duplex has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath each side. Cen. h/ac.
Only third lot from the beach. Ceiling fans In living room and bed-
rooms, appliances Include refrigerator, range, dishwasher, micro-
wave. Nice set up, in mint condition! Possible owner financing,
Grace Home, 107 30th Street Large BEACHSIDE three bedroom, two
bath home with game room. Living room with fireplace overlooks
the Gulf and leads to sun deck that surrounds house. Private deck
off master bedroom. Completely furnished. All the comforts of
home. Owner will listen to offer! 4138,000.00. Reduced to
602 Fortner Avenue Stucco DUPLEX only 1/2 block to the BEACH! 2
Two bedroom, one bath units. Completely furnished. On 50'xl50'
lot. Separate entrance to each unit. Excellent rentals. Presently
Luxury by the Pier #7, 38th Street WATERFRONT! Immaculate two
bedroom, two and one-half bath waterfront townhome. Owner occu-
pied, never rented. Sun deck off master bedroom and screened
porch off living area with lower sun deck on beach with outdoor
shower. Ceiling fans and vertical blinds coordinate with flooring.
9906900. 9. REDUCED $96,500.00.
314 Hatley Drive Three bedroom, two bath townhomes In nice residen-
tial area. Vaulted ceiling In living, dining, and kitchen areas. Large
bar in kitchen. All appliances included. $48,500.00 to
13th Street Two bedroom, one bath stilt home 1/2 block to theBeach!
Needs some TLC. Large deck on front and side. Partial view of the
Gulf! Owner will finance. $55,000.00.
Loft by the Pier #12 & #14, Surfvlew and Spindrift Townhomes, 106B
and 108D 37th Street Attractive two bedroom townhomes near
fishing pier and beach. Newly remodeled. Completely furnished
and equipped for second home or rental. Bay window accents living
room with cathedral ceiling. Private patio In back, off bedroom. As-
sumable mortgage. $66,90G.00 each.Reduced $63,000.
200 6th Street Three bedroom, two bath double wide mobile home. On
large 105'x112.5' corner lot. Fastened to home foundation. Only 2
blocks to the Beach! $45,500.00
ST. JOE BEACH
Hwy. 98 Near Santa Anna Newly remodeled four bedroom, two bath
home overlooking the Gulf! Unobstructed view! Large living room
with stone fireplace. Large kitchen and.dining area. Fenced yard,
screened porch, and raised sun deck. On 50'x90' lot. 406,000.900
End of Pine Street and Hwy. 98 WATERFRONT TRIPLEXI (1) Two bed-
room, one bath unit with screened porch. (2) One bedroom, one
bath units with screened porches. Beautiful location on the Gulf!
Maryland Blvd.: (4) 75' x 100' lots. Zoned for mo-
bile homes. Completely cleared and filled. Nice
.shade trees. With septic tank and water meter
included. $14,900 each. Owner will finance w/
$2,500 down, balance at 10% for 5 years.
Comer of Desoto St. & Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach, two
bedroom, one bath frame home on 50'x90' cor-
ner lot. Unobstructed view of the gulf from Flori-
da room on front! Living room and separate fami-
ly room or den! PRICED FOR QUICK SALE!
$E4,000.00. Reduced to $49,500.00.
Completely furnished. Excellent rental units presently rented. Pos-
sible owner financing. $115,000.00.
LOTS ON MEXICO BEACH
Residential Zoned for Homes Only
13th St., Mexico Beach: Large lot close to the Beach. 120' x 100'
Mexico Beach Buslness Center Lot 17 Residential zoning.
$28,'000.00. -. -
, Magnolia Ave.: 75'x102. lot-only 1/2 block to the gulfl,,Good #Lu..lew.A
Unit 11, BIk 8, Lot 7.' 25.000 0 ) A)
Kim Kove,Grand Isle Subd. 75"i15' lot In nice residential subdivision.
Grand Isle Unit 15, BIk C, Lot 22. $12,500.00.
Hwy. 386, Mexico Beach (4) 75'x100' lots on paved street. Unit 11,
BIk 5, Lots 2, 4, 6, 8. Residential zoning. Nice shade trees.
New Mexico Drive (5) 100'xl58.33' lots. Mexico Beach Unit 14, BIk
B, Lots 9, 11, 13, 15, 17. $6,000.00 Each.
New Mexico Drive 100'x158.33' lot. Unit 14, BIk B, Lot 3.
New Mexico Drive 100'xl58.33' lot. Unit 14, BIk B, Lot 8. Reduced
Texas Drive 100'xl08' lot. Unit 14, BIk F, Lot 6. 46,8QQ.00 Owner
will finance. REDUCED TO $6,300.00. $4,900.00.
Arizona Drive 100'x108' lot. Unit 14, BIk D, Lot 16. $7,000.00.
California Drive (4) 100'x108.33' lots. Unit 14, BIk E, Lots 10, 12,
16, 18. $7,000.00 each.
Arizona Drive (5) 100'x108.33' lots. Unit 14, BIk E, Lots 9, 11, 13.
15, 17. $7,000.00 each.
Arizona Drive (5) 110'x110' lots. Unit 14, BIk D, Lots 6, 8, 10, 12,
14. Owner financing. $7,500.00.
Texas Drive (2) 100'xi0 lots. Unit 14, BIk G, Lots 9, 10. $8,000.00
7th Street 100'x08' lot. On paved street. Walking distance to the
Beach. Unit 14, BIk D, Lot 15. $10,000.00.
7th Street 100'x108' lot. On paved street. Walking distance to the
Beach. Unit 14, BIk D, Lot 9. $10,000.00.
Robin Lane (2) Large lots on paved street. Nice subdivision. Under-
ground utilities. Unit 17, BIk 3, Lots 10, 100. Owner will finance
with $2,000.00 down, balance at 9% for 5 years. $0,909.00. Re-
duced to $8,000.00 each.
Wysong Avenue 109'x100' lot. On paved street. Underground utilities.
Nice Neighborhood. Unit 17, BIk 1, Lot 8. $11,000.00.
Comer Oak Avenue & Palm Street 1 1/2 lots, large size Irregular
shaped. ONLY 1/2 block to the Beach! Owner will finance. Unit
11, BIk 8, E 1/2 of Lot 16, All of lot 18. $29,800.00.
Gulfaire Drive, Gulfaire Subdivision 70'x115' home lot. BIk G, Lot 2.
Good view of the Gulf. $35,000.00.
Colorado Drive: 100' x 158.33' lots. Unit 14, BIk C, Lots 15, 17, 19.
Colorado Drive: 1O' x 158.33' lot. Unit 14, BIk B, Lot 6. $6,000.00
Owner anxloi OLD
Pine Street: 75' x 100' residential lot with nice shade trees. Only 1/2
block off the Beach! Nice view! Mexico Beach Unit 11, BIk 25, Lot
Gulf Aire Drive, Gulf Air Subdivision: 75' x 125' residential lot. Nice
shade trees. Good location. Owner motivated to sell. $15,000.00.
Owner will finance.
Arizona Drive: (2) 100'x108.33' lots. Unit 14, BJk D, Lots 2, 4.
7th Street: (2) 100'x108.33 lots. Unit 14, BIk D, Lots 1, 3. $7,000.00
California Drive: (2) 100'x108.33' lots, Unit 14, BIk F, Lots 1, 3,
Texas Drive:, (2) 100'x108.33' lots. Unit 14, BIk F, Lots 2, 4.
5th Street: 100'x108.33' lot. Unit 14, BIk A, Lot 11, $4,000.00.
109 13th St.: 120' x 90' lot on paved street. Close to Beach! Residen-
tial zoned. Mexico Beach Business Center Lot 22. $28,600 Reduced to
LOTS ZONED FOR MOBILE HOMES
15th St. Mexico Beach: Beautiful 78' x 113/88' lot zoned for mobile
homes. Lots of shade trees. $8,000.00.
Maryland Blvd. 75'xlOO' lot. Unit 12A, BIk C, Lot 4. $13,000.00.
Fortner Avenue between 6th and 7th Street 50'x150' lot. One block
from the Beach! Unit 1, BIk 8, Lot 5. $20,300.00.
Hwy. 98 WATERFRONT! End of 8th Street. 60'x80' lot. $60,000.00.
Unit 2, BIk V, Lot 4. Owner will finance with 10% down.
Hwy. 98 WATERFRONT! End of 8th Street. 66'x80' lot. $66,000.00.
Unit 2, Bik V, Lot 3. Owner will finance with 10% down.
Hwy. 98 ST. JOSEPH SHORES. 120'x397' waterfront lot.
ST. JOE BEACH LOTS
Canal Street 50'x125' lot. Yon's addition, BIk 10, Lot 9. $15,950.00.
229 Forest Ave., : 3 bedroom, 2 bath double wide mobile home on 1
1/8 acres. Very well kept & maintained, In mint cond. Living room
has cathedral ceiling w/ceiling fan. Kitchen has bar, and very a e-
quate cabinet and counter space. Master bedroom has ceiling
fan, Ig. walk-In closet, and garden tub In bath. Property is com-
pletely cleared. Small fish pond, Fruit trees, nice garden spot.
Large covered porch on front. 642,000. Reduced to $40,900.00.
263 Forest Ave., Overstreet: Two bedroom, 1 bath mobile home on
1.12 acres. Can. gas heat/elec. a/c. Appliances Include refrig.,
range. 12'x16' storage building. 50'x100' stocked pond. Utility
area w/washer & dryer hook-ups. Excellent starter home.
$29,900.00.Reduced to $23,900.00.
CAPE SAN BLAS
Nautilus Way, Feather Sound Subdivision WATERFRONTI 51' on the
Gulfx 394.54' deep. Lot 8. $52,000.00.
Nautilus Way, Feather Sound Subdivision (2) Interior lots. Good view
of the Gulf! $34,000.00 each.
CORNER OF 14TH STREET & HIGHWAY 98
PAGE 6B THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, FEB. 6. 1992
Two new counter stools, $15.00 ;
ea., Duofone answering machine,
$15.00, bookcase/desk attachment,
$15.00; 1990 Webster Dictionary &
Encyclopedia, $10.00, new set Corelle
dishes/cups, $10.00. 229-2729. .
Pigs, $35 each, Nanny Goats,
$45 each; goats-1 black and 1 brown.
Call 229-8545. 2TP 2/6
10'x27' aluminum carport, call
after 5 p.m., at 229-8959. 2tp 2/6
Silver Jewelry Indian silver tur-
quoise pearl belt buckle, $125. Beau-
tiful Thunderbird necklace $125. VCR
$90. Microwave, $50. Jim, 647-3116.
10'x55' Princeton mobile home,
good cond., partly furnished, $1,850
firm. Call 647-8059, leave a message.
Do You Need A Babysitter? Ex-
perienced, mature adults will babysit
days, weekends optional. Will babsit
all ages. Please ask for Holly at 227-
7168. 1TP 2/6
All Types Yard Work. Mowing,
raking and frim. Reasonable. 229-
6435. tfc 2/6
Sewing and Alterations: drapes,
complete outfits, repairs. Call Daisy,
at Aline's, 229-6600. tfc 2/6
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meetings: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 4;00 p.m. & Tuesday 8:00,
All meetings at St. James
Episcopal .Church, all times eastern
For further AA Information
30" Whirlpool gas stove (cooking).
Call 647-5067. ltc 2/6
Wife installing new blinds. For a
very' good deal on some lined drapes
and hardware, call 647-5450.
Argentine bahia hay' for sale.
Reasonably priced. Call 639-5164 or
442-6611 after 6:00 p.m. 2tc 1/30
'84 Coleman pop up camper, ex-
cel. cond. $2,195. Call 647-5497 after
6 p.m. j2tc 1/30
Kenmore dishwasher, very good
condition, $100. 648-8211.
Heavy oak dining table with two
leaves, 2 arm chairs, 2 side chairs
and a bench, $800. 229-6792.
G Port St Joe Lodge No. 111
`b Reg. Stated Communication
Ist and 3rd Thursday of ea.
month, Masonic Hall, 207 Reid Ave.
James Brooks, W.M.
Fred Nehring, Sec.
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Pecan trees, fruit trees available
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Electrolux and all other vacu-
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built-in vac's. Callaway Vacuum, Tyn-
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honoring Panama City Western Auto-
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ern Auto. Discover TOO! 227-1105.
Meetings Monday Nights
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Information: Call (904) 229-6506
OUTBOARD ENGINE REPAIRS
Mercury to 40 hp
Evlnrude/Johnson to 55 hp
Tyler Smith- Mechanic
227-1479 or 647-8021 c, 216
10 Years Experience
All Types of Services
Major Applianqe Service
Cuts, Color, Frosting, Perms
Betty's Beauty Salon
"A Family Salon"
311 Madison St. Betty Heath
Oak Grove Owner/Mgr.,
BOB'S PAINT &
29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks Body
& Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
See or Call BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
$69.95 Most Cars
$39.95 Most Pick-Ups
We have over 50 different shades
and colors in stock and ready to
Call Oakley's Cars & Trucks
227-1294 tfc 2/6
SEARS IS AS CLOSE AS
Sears Catalog Sales
MICHAEL KILBOURN, Owner
410 Reid Ave. tfc 2/6
SSt. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
Small Engine Repairs
Factory Warranty Center
-. Tillers g
Engine Sales I
S706 1st St.-St. Joe
L M E 00
FREE: Eight lesson Bible study.
Postage and envelope supplied.
Send request to Bible Study, P. 6.
Box 758, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
NEW & USED
Snapper, John Deere, & Ku-
bota equipment. Trade for
anything. 100% financing.
Call 1-800-834-6744. Sowell
Tractor Co. ITC 2/6
1974 Chev. Impala. Good condi-
tion. 75K actual miles. $500.00 obo.
1976 Ford 150 Supercab good work
truck. 83K actual miles. $600.00 obo.
229-8722. Itp 2/6
QUALITY PAINTING, residential,
exterior and interior, lawn clean up.
Reasonable prices. 227-1394.
NEED CASH? Individual pays
cash for mortgages. After 1 PM call
Panama City, 265-2792. 7tp 1/9
Cancer Support Group meeting
at the Wewahitchka Medical Center,
2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7 p.m., CST.
Interested persons welcome to attend.
STUTZMAN CONST. CO.
All Types Roofing and Remodeling
30 years experience
Lic. #RB0030039, RC 0038936
'Where Quality Is Higher
refinishing New Oak flooring
available In I 1/2' widrns Iru 6"
.653-2253 fc 2/13
.C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end lodder. lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box A1C. Pott St. Joe
i, fc 2/6
Decks New Construction
Free Estimates 648-5886
Mike Taylor P. O. Box 13459
Uc. #RG005s240 Mexico Beach, FL
pd. thru Jan, 92
UU U U Bill Quaranta
tic 2/6 Old-Fashioned Quality
Log Cabins Additions
1988 Trooper, automatic, ps, ac,
am/frm stereo w/tape, cruise, one
owner,.-mint condition. Call 227-7378.
'81 Datsun King Cab 4x4,
$2,000; also '83 F150 4x4, $1,250.00.
647-4047. Tfc 2/6
1980 Honda CB 750, customized
motorcycle, 8,500 miles, runs good,
$700. 229-8444. Itc.2/6
Fiberglass dune buggy body only
for VW. Can be seen at' 1618 Marvin
Ave. $175 firm. 229-8656.
1982 Ford Bronco 4x4, full size,
air cond., new paint, extra clean,
$3,500 cash. Call 648-8779.
i1987 K.5 Blazer, full power, 4-
wheef drive, 229-8156. tfc 2/6
Women's Support Group, 7:00.
p.m. Monday St. James Episcopal
Church. 227-1145 or 227-1128 .
We Buy, Pawn, Sell or Trade'
Indian Swamp Campground
Hwy. C-386, Howard Creek
JOHN F. LAW
24 Years of Experience
Worker's Compensation, Occupa-tional
Diseases. Injuries and Accidents. No
charge for first conference.
CATHERINE L. COLLIER
Independent Sales Representative.
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
(904) 2294460 dc 2/6
& Income Tax
Wauneta Brewer- St. Joe Beach
REWARDI Lost Stone and mount
from ring in Port St. Joe on January
10, 1992. Call Peggy Burkett 227-
7413 or 229-6412. 1TC 2/6
Lost: fell from top of car some-
time Tuesday morning.. Baby book,
check, medicaid card, important pa-
pers. Call 229-8801, 227-1633, 227-
Needed: someone to do ironing
for single male. Call 827-8709 after 6
p.m. 2tc 1/30
Wanted: Home or homesite on
Cape San Blas, prefer Gulf to road.
Call or write: Sottrel 708-530-0623,
15 W 684 Patricia Lane, Elmherst, IL
60126 20tp 10/3
We Buy and Sell Used Equip-
ment, St. Joe Rent-All, Inc., 706 1st
St., 227-2112. tfc 1/30
BROKEN TV, VCR OR WHATEV-
ER? Don't throw it away. Get yourself
some free beer money. I'll pick it up &
deliver some money. Call now, Swing-
arm Jim, 647-3116. tfc 2/6
NEED IT? RENT IT!
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 1st St.
LAWN & GARDEN
Small Engine Repair
-Weed Eaters. \- '
.-. Chain/Saws \ "
328 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe tfc2/6
AWNINGS VINYL SIDING SOFFIT & FASCIA
ROOF-OVER ROOFS SKIRTING
Th r e:; SCREEN ROOMS CARPORTS
a rtOf.laminam PATIO COVERS
Specializing in all types of aluminum & vinyl products. tfc 2/6
FREE ESTIMATES BOBBY MONTGOMERY 648-5372
Harmon's Heavy Equipment Co.
Specializing In Black Top Soil
BULL DOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS
TRACTORS DUMP TRUCKS
648-8924 or 648-5767 if no answer tic2/6
t LIC # RF0051042
FREE ESTIMATES RG 0051008
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA tfc 2/6 904/229-6821
Terry Parrish Construction Company
Additions & Remodeling
All Your Building Needs
WE BUILD TO LAST A LIFETIME!
For Free Estimates, Call 229-8589 tic2/6
No contract to sign with our company
We help you sell the home yourself I
Private or Realtors
All Inquiries are warmly
welcomed. Call Today!
AOSE REAL ESTATE aind j
MORTGAGE SEE VICES
Sea Oats II, Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach, FL 32410 / -
647-8092 (800) 235-1582 -
TRADES and SERVICES
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 1992 PAGE 7B
3 bdrm., 1 bath, cen. h&a, apart-
ment, carpet, ceiling fans, Long Ave.,
Port St. Joe. Call Phil 227-2112 or
Kenny, 227-7241. tfc 2/6
2 bdrm. 2 ba. Mobile Home,
ch&a, new condition, private lot at SL
Joe beach. Adults, no pets. Deposit
$150, Rent $250 per mo. W&S fur-
nished. Call James 227-2357 or 647-
5194. ltc 2/6
For Rent or Sale: 3 BR, 1 bath.
1302 Garrison Ave. Call George 229-
6031. tic 2/6
2 BR energy efficient apts. for
rent. Good condition.. Dogwood Ter-
race apts. Call 229-2783. tfc 2/6
Unfurnished 3 bdrm., 1 ba. and
family room on St Joe Beach. Call
647-5844. ltc 2/6
Large upstairs apartment on 8th
St., $65 week, fully furnished. Even-
ings, 229-6933. ltp 2/6
Nice mobile home lot on Beacon
Hill. $70 a month, call 648-5162 af-
ter 6 p.m. 2tp 2/6
Travel trailer space with hookup.
Mobile home space. 229-8959"
* 3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home,
cen. heat, window air on 1. 1/4 acre
land at Overstreet 229-8267.
Small 2 bedroom trailer, deposit
required. No pets. 648-8211.
2 bedroom furnished trailer in
Highland View and one trailer lot
227-1260. tfe 2/6
2 bdrm., 1 ba., 1,300 sq. ft., cen.
h&a, $375 month. 229-6031.
For Rent or Sale: Two story, 4
bedroom house at .Gulf Aire. 1-674-
8370. 4tc 1/16
For Rent: Furnished apartment
at 1508 2/6 Long Ave. Deposit re-
quired. Phone after 6 p.m., 229-6825.
Mobile home spaces for rent. Call
827-7261, Howard Creek. tfc 2/6
OFFICE SPACE. Call George
Duren at 229-6031 and leave mes-
sage. tfc 2/6
Mobile home lots for rent, located
in Mexico Beach. 648-5476..
( 'Large 2 bdrm.- house,, stove & re-' 8
frig., cen. h&a, screen porch, car- .
port & laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove
& refrig., washer/drydr hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 2/6
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apartment, washer/
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
Office Space for Lease: Spa-
clous, clean, well located office in con-
venient part of town. Lease required.
Call 227-7378. tfc 2/6
Caterto Senior Citizens
Sun & Sand
Mobile Home Park (386-A)
1100N. 15th St.,
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Call (904) 648-8201 /us6
2 BR, 1 BA, Duplex 40th St., $350
1.5 BR, 1 BA Triplex 40th St., $250
2 BR, 1 BA Duplex both sides, 41st
St.., $375 plus utilities.
3 BR, 2 BA Double wide Mobile
Home, $375 plus utilities.
1 BR, 1 Loft Unit In Gulf Alre, 2 avail-
able, $350 plus utilities.
GULF AIRE REALTY
OF BAY COUNTY, INC.
Warehouses, small and large,
some with office, suitable for small
business, 229-6200. tfc 2/6
No need for wet carpets. Dry
clean them with HOST. Use rooms
right away. Rent machine. St. Joe"
Furniture, 227-1251. thru 12/92
The Phantry Hotel, Rooms Pri-
vate baths or dormitory style. Daily or
weekly rates. Will renovate to your
taste for lease. 302 Reid Ave., Port St.
Joe, FL 229-8723. tfc 2/6
For Sale or Rent: 3 bedroom, 1
bath, nice house, ch&a. See Sonny at
Saveway. 2tc 2/6
Reduced by owner: 2 bdrm., 2
ba., util. rm., kitchen w/stove, dish-
washer comb. living rm, dining rm,
den comb. Cen. h&a, carpet, drapes,
10'x22' concrete porch, alum, siding.
By appointment, 647-5643. $52. 00.
$49,000.00. tfc cow 2/6
Lots for sale at Money Bayou.
Lots 7 & 8, block D. For information
call 229-6211. 4tp 2/6
Trailer and lots at Lands Landing
in Wewahitchka. Call 227-1313 for in-
formation. tfc 2/6'
Charming 2 bdrm., I ba. home
with fireplace. Convenient location.
$28,000. Call 227-1388 tfc 2/6
One acre of land at Jones Home-
stead, 229-8545. tfc 2/6
St. Joe Beach
Nice 3 bdrm., 2 ba. home, dbl.
garage, lots of extras, $89,000.00.
Home for sale comer -of Santa
Anna & Georgia, $38,000.00.
Remodeled 3 bedroom, 1 bath
Five bedroom, 2 full bath and 2
half bath home with swimming pool,
fish pond, lots of extras, $129,000.00.
312 Hatley Drive, very nice 3
bdrm.,. 1 ba. home, $49,000.00.
GULF AIRE REALTY
2/6 acre riobile lot, no down
payment, Overstreet area, $93.63
2 2/6. acre country living, Over-
street area, $9,500.00. Financing
87' beachfront lot
Small'pardels, Dalkeith Road.
CallGeorge at 229-603T~1l.' '.
S. -'- tfc-2/6
Country living overlooking We-
tappb Creek, 3 bdrm., 2 ba. 1500 sq.'
ft. living space, 26'x56' mobile home,
15x26' grand room, ch&a, fireplace, 2
car garage, 2 until. bldg., 2 covered
Porches, one 14'x26' open deck,
swimming pool w/privacy fence,
beautiful landscaped on two 2/6 acre
lots with c/1 fence. $56,500. Call 648-
S5323 for appt. tfc 2/6
3 bedroom house, on 1 2/6 lots
at 512 9th St., Port St. Joe. 647-
8614. tfc 2/6
2 bdrm,. trailer on 3/4 acre, adja-
cent to Wetappo. Creek, fenced, Ig.
screen porch, storage bldg., $19,000
assume. mortgage. 229-8581 or 227-
1566. tfc 2/6
50x150 lot w/2 BR, 14x60 MH_
and all improveriments. $21,500.
nAmericus St., St. Joe Beach. Financ-
ing Available. Call 648-5323.
50x100 lot w/12x60 MH, 16x20
shop, all improvements. $21,500. 4th
and 2nd St. Beacon Hill. Financing
available. 648-5323. tfc 2/6
1. 2 and 3 BEDROOM.
(Rental Unit Available)
Cape San Blas, Florida
IIt / REAL ESTATE
Corner 10th Street and U.S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478
Purchasing A Home?
Selling A Home?
Renting A Place to
Reside or Take A
Call Our Office
One of our Agents Would Be Glad to Assist You
Gulf County Guidance Clinic,
Inc. is accepting applications for a
Clerk-Typist. Immediate vacancy. Du-
ties include: H.S. diplo. or equiv., typ-
ing at least 35 wpm, HRS screening.
'Must be personable and relate well to
public. Applicants with experience
given, preference. Monthly salary plus
excellent fringe benefits.. Discounted
child care available. Apply to: Edwin
R. Alles, Exec. Director, G.C.G.C, Inc.,
311 Williams Ave., Port St. Joe, FL
32456. EOE. Itc 2/6
Full time dietary aide and part
time cook. Apply at Bay St. Joseph
Care Center, 220 9th St. tfc 1/30
THE GULF COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS will be re-
ceiving applications through Feb. 10,
1992, for a Water Department em-
1) Person obtaining this position
will be expected to have a working
knowledge of water systems; and
2) Person obtaining this position
may be subject to emergency work at
nights and weekends.
Applications will be received at
the Gulf County Building Department
at the Gulf County Courthouse, 1000
Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
BUSINESS TO BUSINESS
Represent one of the top compa-
nies in a $6 billion industry. KAESER
& BLAIR is looking for qualified indi-
viduals to operate local dealerships.
Persons w/experience in advertising,
marketing, sales, promotion or, spe-
cialty advertising are encouraged to'
call our local representative on St.
George Island, Nic LaSlavic, (904)
927-2779. 4tc 1/16
NURSES We have available:
One RN position; one LPN position. If
you prefer part-time at present and
full-time later please call to discuss.
Bay St. Joseph care Center, 229-
8244. tfc 2/6
Experienced tax preparers & re-
cepti6nist wanted for tax season. Re-
fresher course given. Permanent sea-
.sonable work available. Call collect at
785-0482. tfc 2/6
POSTAL JOBS. $11.41 to
$14.90/hr. For exam and application
information call 219-769-6649, ext.
FL-171, 9 a.m.'- 9 p.m.,7 days.
FREE to goqd home, loving 2
year old female golden retriever. Call
229-89.78 after 5 p.m. .
POUND PUPPIES. We've got lots
of little critters who need good homes.
Check the pound. 229-8427. I "
AKC Maltese female, 3 years old,
$150. Alsd puppies, 8 weeks old, tiny
& adorable. 648-8268. 2tc 2/6
GIANT "WHITE ELEPHANT
SALE" sponsored by the Lions Club of
PSd at the Centennial Building Satur-
day, February 8, from '7:30 until
12:00...Bargains galorel Itc 2/6
212 Tapper Dr.,-Ward Ridge. Sat-.
urday, February 8, 8-12 noon. living
troomr furniture, clothes, household
items. Itc 2/6
Yard Sale: 8:00 until,Sat., Feb.
8th, 1601 Marvin Ave. Furniture,
household items, clothing, lots of
misc. items. 227-7377. Itp 2/6
Yard Sale: Lamps, entertainment
center, household goods, clothes. Sat-
urday, Feb. 8, from 8-12. 2101 Juni-
per Ave. Itc 2/6
Yard Sale: 2 families. Baby
swing, walker, carrier, maternity &
children's clothes 0 6 months and
up, furniture, etc. Sat, Feb. 8, 8 to 12
noon, parking lot of Granny's Gallery,
comer 7th St. & Hwy. 98, Highland
View. Itc 2/6
Immediate Openings: Calhoun
Correctional Institution located in
Blountstown, Florida on the pristine
Apalachicola River, within 1 hr. drive
of the Gulf of Mexico and the state
capitol, is currently recruiting for Sr.
Registered Nurse-F/C positions.
Salary range, $1,072.69-
$1,349.94 (salary range negotiable).
-Optional salary incentives include:
$80.00 bi-weekly shift differential, 1
2/6 overtime pay, on-call duty pay,
on-site mobile home space for a cost
of $2.00 per month, with water,, sew-
erage, and lawn maintenance provid-
Additional benefits: Retirement
paid by the State of Florida, excel.
State Health Insurance Coverage at
reduced premium cost. Special dental
health coverage and rates. Twenty six
(26) paid annual and sick leave days,
ten (10) paid holidays. Free continu-
ing educational courses offered by
State University $500 annual allow-
ance for job related professional de-
Minimum qualifications: license
as a registered professional nurse in
accordance with Florida Statute 464
or eligible to practice nursing in ac-
cordance with Fla. Administrative
Code 210.8.27 and 1 yr. of profession-
al nursing experience; or a bachelor's
degree from an accredited college or
university with a major in nursing
and licensure as a registered nurse in
accordance with Florida Statute 464
or eligible to practice nursing in ac-
cordance with Fla. Administrative
please send a State of Florida ap-
Personnel Office, Calhoun Cor-
rectional Inst., P. 0. Box 2000,
Blountstownr, FL 32424.: w; :
An-Affirmathe Action/Equal Op-
portunity Employer. tfc 1/2
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery
Road, 1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9
miles south of Wewa. Owner financ-
ing. Call 229-6961. tfc 5/23/92
HANNON REALTY, Inc.
221 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe, FL
.FRANK HANNON, Broker
State Certified Residential Appraiser #0001273
Mortgage Rates Are Low, Now Is The Time To Buy!
Frances Chason 229-8747
Charles Shoaf 227-7429 Doris Strickland 229-8988
PORT ST. JOE
New Listing: 127 Plantation Drive, Cape Plantation. 3 BR, 2 bath brick home with
shower in double. garage. Total electric. Exclusive neighborhood. Ideal for golf-
er, retired people or young family. Many extras! Small equity and assume.
2109 Palm Blvd.: New Listing In Good Neighborhood. 1677 sq. ft. 3 BR, 2 bath ma-
sonry home with den, double carport, located on 1 1/2 lots fenced yard and
outside storage. $65,000.00.
Why Rent WhenUYo, Qpn Own This: Duplex apartment 2 BR each '- masonry -
Good condit Ab.U' x 170' lot. Excellent buy at $25,000.
104 21st St.: Very nice, recently updated brick home, 3BR/2ba, living room, dining,
den with fireplace, new roof, central h/a, large kitchen, garage, covered patio,
outside storage and fenced yard $77,900.00.
Owner Says Sell: Why build when you can walk into this lovely, immaculate 3 (split)-
bedroom, 2 bath home with large great room, fire place, dining room, 2 car gar-
age and many amenities too numerous to mention. Landscaped back yard has
privacy fence and screen enclosed pool with connecting walkway and patio. A
must see! Price reduced and negotiable.
1402 Long Ave.: Well kept 2 BR/1 bath home with c/h & air plus 2 rental aptsl 2 bd/
1 bath each. Allior $59,500.
1314 Garrison Ave.: 2 BR, 1 bath home with double carport on 1 1/2 lots,, fenced
back yard. $35,000.
1101 Constitution Drive: BAYFRONT Lovely two story, 3 BR, 1 1/2 bath home.
$426,000-00. REDUCED TO $90,000.00. $87,500.00.
517 4th St.: Charming older 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in great condition, new roof,
517 1/2 4th St.: Apartment building with two furnished apartments, each two bed-
room, 1 bath. A Great Investment! Rent from apartments could make your mort-
gage payments. Good rental record. BOTH FOR ONLY $60,000.00. Reduced
230 7th St.: Price reduced on this newly painted 3 bedroom, 1 bath home with deck
and outside storage. Good starter home, good rental investment.
105 Hunter St.: 3BR, 1 bath with' extra room which could be 4th BR, living room, din-
ing room, den, screened porch, privacy fence, carpet, ch/a on 2 lots.
201 lola St.: 2 BR, 2 bath, living room, kitchen, closed in back porch. $19,900.
Corner of Deer and Perch: 2 BB, 1 bath mobile home, furnished, ch/a, utility build-
ing with washer and dryer on 2 lots, covered outside patio or car port. $27,000
Between 3rd and 4th Street, Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach: 3 BR, 2 ba home with large
glassed in front porch. Completely furnished. $125,000.00.
3rd Ave., Beacon Hill: Two bedroom, 1 bath home, 3 blocks from the Beach, ideal
for young couple or retired couple, 1 1/2 lots, fenced in yard with fruit trees,
quiet neighborhood. $45,000.00.
Corner 7th St. & Maryland Ave., Mexico Beach: Owner anxious to sell this 3 bed-
room, 1 bath stilt house on extra large corner lot. Assumable mortgage and pos-
sible owner financing. Only $50,000.00.
Ponce De Leon, St. Joe Beach: Nice 2 bedroom, 2 bath 14'x70' mobile home with
sun deck and screened porch on two 75'x150' lots. Central heat & air, all appli-
1908 & 1910 Long Ave.: 2 nice high lots, 60x140 and 68x172.
Cape San Bias: 270 ft. prime Gulf frontage 600 ft. deep. Will sell or all part.
Gulf Aire: single family residential lot, Gulf Aire Drive $17,900.
Mexico Beach, 43rd St.: Nice canal lot w/city dock across street, 71'x90'. $39,000.
Ward Ridge: 2 corner iots, Barbara Drive & Tapper Avenue, $18,000.
Howard Creek: 1.7 acres MOL $6,000.00. Owner will subdivide.
Chipola Cut Off PRICED FOR QUICK SALE 3 lots ONLY $8,000.00.
St. Joseph Shores: Owner will listen to offers on this 3 acres with 231 ft. of highway
Port St. Joe: 520 3rd St. 50x170. $8,000.00.
Port St. Joe: 301 Woodward zoned commercial, 75x150. Reduced to $10,000.00.
i.Mexico Beach: Texas Drive. Nice home lot 100'x100'. $10,000.00. "
S FOR RENT .
Brand new 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath unfurnished townhouse. All kitchen appliances,
washer and dryer hook-up. Tastefully decorated. No pets. $425 mo.
For All of Your Publishing Needs
Call The Star 227-1278
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO. 87-55 ,
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF POLICE F. GUERTIN,
S. NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: VELMA GUERTIN FRAMPTON, MARY
LOUISE GUERTIN ZIBRROL, ALSO KNOWN
AS MARY ZBORILL, LOUIE RAY GUERTIN,
JR., MARY LOUISE GUERTIN, LARRY GUER-
TIN, H. WINSTON GUERTIN, JANICE GUER-
TIN, AND ANY UNKNOWN LINEAL DESCEN-
DANTS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, OR OTHER CLAI-
MANTS, IF ANY, OF COLICE FRANCES
GUERTIN, DECEASED, WHO MAY BE IN-
TERESTED IN THE SUBJECT MATTER OF
THE ACTION, OR WHO MAY CLAIM TO
HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN
THE ESTATE OF'COLICE F. GUERTIN.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition to Deter-
mine Beneficiaries has been filed to ascertain the
beneficiaries of Colice Frances Guertin who may
claim to have any right, title or interest in or to the
estate of Colice Frances Guertin. His last and per-
manent residence was in Gulf County, Florida.
You are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, claims or responses, if any, on J.
Patrick Floyd. of J. Patrick Floyd, P.A., Post Office
Drawer 950, Port St. Joe, Florida, on or before
February 14, 1992, and file the original with the
Clerk of this court either before served on petition-
er's attorney or immediately thereafter, otherwise a
default will be-entered.agalnst you for the relief de-
manded or action takenrby the Court to determine
heirs in your absence.
DATED this the 9th day of January, 1992.
LAW OFFICE OF J. PATRICKJ FLOYD, P.A.
408 Long Avenue
Post Office Drawer 950
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(904) 227-7413 *
/s/ J. Patrick Floyd
Florida Bar No. 257001
Publish: January 16, 23, 30, and February 6,
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO. 91-54
IN RE: -
THE GUARDIANSHIP OF ANNE COLLINS, Incom-
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: NANCY WILSON
8163 Walnut Creek Lane
Charlotte, N.C. 28212
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Motion to Ap-
point Successor Guardian has been filed in this
court and you are required to file your written de-
fenses to the motion with the clerk of this court
and to serve a copy thereof not later than February
17. 1992, on petitioner's attorney, whose name
and address are: Thomas S. Gibson. Esquire, 303
Fourth Street Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. If you
fail to do so. Judgment may be entered in due
course on the motion.
WITNESS my hand and seal of the court on
this 10th day of January. 1992.
AS CLERK OF THE COURT
BY: /s/ Tonya Knox
Publish January 16, 23. 30, and February 6,
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That pursuant
to a Writ of Execution issued in the County Court
of Gulf County. Floridha. on the 25th day of Sep-
tember. 1991. in the cause wherein DENISE
STRCKLAND Is plaintiff, and BETTY SUE P. LO-
VETT is defendant, being Case No. 91-78 In said
I. AL HARRISON, as Sheriff of Gulf County,
Florida. have levied upon all the right, title and in-
terest of the defendant. BETTY SUE P. LOVETT in
and to the following described property, o-wit:
One (1) 1979 Dodge pick-up truck.
Tag #AAT-726. VIN #D14AE9SI63496
and on the I Ith day of February. 1992. at tle("
front steps of the Gulf County Courthouse, in the
City of Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida, at the
hour of 11:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as possi-
ble, I will offer for sale all of the said defendant's,
BETTY SUE P. LOVETT right, title and Interest in
aforesaid property .at public outcry and will sell the
same, subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and
Judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder
or bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as
far as may be to the payment of costs and the sat-
isfaction of the above-described execution.
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Captain Jack Davila
Publish: January 16, 23,. 30, and February 6,
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
BID NUMBER: 9192-06
The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sioners requests proposals from qualified firms or'
individuals to provide engineering services for the
proposed WHITE CITY WATER SYSTEM. This pro-
ject is being proposed for financing by Farmers
Home Administration (FmHA). The scope of servic-
es will be in accordance with the (FmHA) 1942-19.
Engineering Services will Include:
Preliminary investigations and reports;
Report of environmental information;
Prepare construction drawings, speci-
Contract documents, final cost esti-
Advertise and record construction
Construction contract administration;
Prepare all permit applications.
Resident inspection services.
All proposals will be considered on an equal
competitive basis and evaluated on the following
Specialized experience or technical ex-
pertise on similar project;
Record of past performance including
quality, timeliness, and cost control;
Capacity to perform the work on time
considering current planned workload;
Knowledge of Federal, State, and local
regulations applicable to water system
Registration/Certification 'with there
State of Florida.
Questions concerning the solicitation may
be directed to William C. McGee, Gulf County Op-
erations Director, Telephone (904) 227-1401.
The Bid must conform to Section 287.133
(3) Florida Statutes, on Public Entity Crimes.
Five (5) copies of the proposal marked
"SEALED PROPOSALS FOR ENGINEERING SER-
VICES WHITE CITY WATER" must be received by
4:00 p.m., ET.. February 10, 1992, at the Gulf
County Clerk of.Court, Gulf County Courthouse,
1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, At-
tention: Rene& Stripling.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Billy E. Traylor
Publish: January 23. 30, and February 6. 1992.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 91-237
CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK. formerly
CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSO-
CIATION OF PORT ST. JOE, a Florida corporation.
DONALD F. MOWREY. JR., RUBY P. MOWREY,
ROBERT EUGENE PHILYAW. WILDA ELEENE
P.HILYAW, CITY OF PORT ST. JOE. BAY MEDICAL
CENTER. STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DIVISION
OF UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION and JIM-
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: WILDA ELEENE PHILYAW
YCl!' '!i; VO'T'If! ) Ith"t a ;n iron fur1-
close a mortgage on the following property in. Gulf
County, Florida has been filed against you:
Lots One (1), Three (3), Five (5), and
Seven (7), Block Eleven (11), of Oak
Grove Subdivision, according to the of-
ficial map or plat thereof on file in the
Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of
Gulf County, Florida, in Plat Book 1,
ALSO: The West one-half (W 1/2) of
that part of Jackson Street lying
South of lola Street and lying West of
Block Seven (7) and East of Block
Eleven (11), In Oak Grove Subdivision,
Gulf County. Florida.
You are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, If any. to it on:
CHARLES A. COSTIN, Esquire
413 Williams Avenue
Post Office Box 98
Port St Joe, Florida 32456
Attorney for Plaintiff
on or before February 21, 1992, and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court either before ser-
vice on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the complaint
DATED this 21st day of January, 1992.
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Tonya Knox
Publish:. January 23, 30. February 6 and 13,
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9192-07
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida. will receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corporation for the following:
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive bids on the
following for the 330 foot radio tower
located at the Gulf County Court-
house, 1000 Fifth Street, Port St Joe,
--Materials and labor for replacement
of guy wire system for tower.
-Materials and labor for installation
of a grounding system for guy wire
system (25 ohms resistance maxi-
-Materials and labor for replacement
of the following for the lighting system
for the tower:
-Wiring harness including re-
acement of conduit and Junction
xes (See note #1)
-Equipment box (See note #2)
-Sensor (industrial grade)
-Latches on side globes
-Notes: #1 List an alternate
price for replacing wiring harness
without replacing conduit or Junc-
#2 List an alternate price for re-
pairing seals on the equipment
box instead of replacing box.
-Bidder to submit proof of Insurance.
Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sioners shall determine the adequacy
of bidders coverage.
-Bidder shall specify the warranty/
guarantee period for above listed parts
-All bids submitted shall be Itemized
(where possible) for the purposes of
The Bid must conform to Section 287.133
(3) Florida Statutes, on Public Entity Crimes.
Delivery date must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver
unit on specified date will be set at $25.00 per
Please Indicate on envelope that this Is a
Sealed Bid, the Bid Number. and what the bid Is
Birs will be received until 5:00 o'clock, p.ir..
Eastern Time, February 25, 1992, at the Office of
the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gulf County Court-
house, 1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. The Board reserves the right to reject any
and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By /a/ Billy E. Traylor
Publish: February 6 and 13, 1992.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf
County Board of County Commissioners, at their
meeting on February 11, 1992, at 10:25 a.m., ET
in their meeting room at the Gulf County Court-
house in Port St. Joe, Florida, will consider adopt-
ing an ordinance with the following title:
An ordinance establishing a local con-
struction industry occupational li-
cense; imposing a fee; providing a sev-
erability clause; providing a repealer
clause; and providing an effective
THE BOARD WILL FURTHER CONSIDER
said ortlinance for adoption at their meeting on
February 25, 1992, at 8:25 p.m., ET, in their meet-
ing room at the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St.
Joe, Florida. A copy of the proposed ordinance is
on file in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
,GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Billy E. Traylor
Publish: February 6 and 13. 1992.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf
County Board of County Commissioners, at their
meeting on February 11. 1992, at 10:15 a.m.. ET
in their ineeting room at the Gulf County Court-
house in Port .St. Joe. Florida. will consider adopt-
ing an ordinance with the following title:
An ordinance establishing water rates
for the Gulf County Beaches Water
System; providing a severability
clause: providing a repealer clause;
and providing an effective date.
THE BOARD WILL FURTHER CONSIDER
said ordinance for adoption at their meeting on
February 25, 1992, at 8:15 p.m.. En, in their meet-
ing room at the Gulf County Courthouse. Port St.
Joe. Florida. A copy of the proposed ordinance is
on file in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
By: /s/ Billy E. Traylor
Publish: February 6 and 13. 1992.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9192-08
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida. will receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corporation interested In sell-
ing the County the following described personal
Brush Chipper. Portable equipment,
up to 12-Inch diameter chipping ca-
pacity, self-contained power unit.
The Bid must conform to Section 287.133
(3) Florida Statutes, on Public Entity Crimes.
Delivery date must be specified. (4 weeks af-
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver
unit on specified date will be set at $25.00 p'r
Please indicate on envelope thd. this I,
Sealed Bid. the Bid Number, and what the bid 1
Bids will be received until 4:00 o'clock, p.m..
Eastern Time. February 25. 1992, at the Office of
the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Gulf County Court-
house. 1000 Fifth Street Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. The Board reserves the right to reject any
and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GUI.F COUNTY. FLORIDA
Bv: /s/ BFlly F. Traylor
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ELLEN ALLEMORE, Broker 648-8939
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TABLERITE QUALITY BEEF BONELESS FAMILY PAK
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TABLERITE QUALITY BEEF BONELESSS TOP
Blade Steak or Roast .Lb
TABLERITE QUALITY BEEF BONELESSS CHUCK
Tender Steak or Roast Lb.
PREMIUM GRADE BONELESS FAMILY PAK
Fryer Breast ............... L.
Wieners ............. 12oz.
Bologna ........... isoz.
Cooked Ham ...,,...... ,.
NABISCO PREMIUM 1 LB. BOX
SALTINE CRACKERS ........... 99'
BUSH CHILI BONUS PACK 25 OZ.
CHILI BEANS ................
STANDARD 16 OZ.
CANNED TOMATOES ......
CHILI SEASON MIX ........
IGA 64 OZ.
-APPLE JUICE ...............
TRAILBALZER HI PRO 40 LB. BAG
DOG FOOD .............$7.... 799
IGA 6 OZ.
HOT SAUCE ................. / 00
H HUNT'S 24 OZ. BTL.
SQUEEZE KETCHUP .......... 99"
JIFFY 8.5 OZ.
CORN MUFFIN MIX ..........
JIM DANDY 1 LB. BOX 2/
QUICK GRITS ................2/99
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PAPER TOWELS ........... 89
NATURE'S BEST 16 OZ. 99
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WARMER UNITS Reg. Retail $2.49
On Sale for $1.49, but with $1.00 Off Coupon
MEDIUM OR WIDE 16 OZ.
M MUELLER'S NOODLES ......... 89'
RC COLA & Products .......... 790
FRITO-LAY LAY'S reg. $1.39
POTATO CHIPS ................ 990
Mini Choco Chip or Animal Crackers
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, KRAFT PHILADELPHIA 8 OZ. BRIGHT N E
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Open 7 days a week
for your shopping convenience.
RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES PURCHASED
IS RESERVED BY STORE.