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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456. THURSDAY, MARCH 18,1993
Firefighters from all over south Gulf County pour thousands of gallons hampered the firemen who were given some relief later by a Florida Forestry building. The fire was finally brought under control about mid-morning even
of water on the burning Raffield's Fish Processing Plant. A lack of water Service helicopter, which scooped water:out of the canal, dumping it on the though pockets flared up all day long.
Fire Causes Heavy Damage toRaffields for Second Time
Destroys Seafood Handling Capabilities But Spares Giant Freezer and Retail Product Preparation Facilities; Rebuilding Begins
For the second time in eight years, fire has
swept through the main building of Raffield
Fisheries, destroying or damaging much of the
firm's production facilities.
The fire, which started around 8.15 a.m.
Monday, sent clouds of black smoke westward
into the Bay, crossing the drawbildge on High-
way 98, causing officials to close Highway 98 to
traffic for most of the morning.
The origin of the fire was a threat to a 3000
gallon ammonia storage tank, used for refriger-
ation, which prompted the evacuation of the,
Highland View Elementary School as a precau-
Firefighters were hampered in their ef-
forts to contain the blaze by a lack of water,
and high winds which'whipped through the,
building from east to west making it a giant
The fire started from a welder's torch as he
was putting the finishing touches on a weld Uin
one of the blast freezers. The torch accidentally
burned through a pipe, setting styrofoam insu-
lation material on fire, which sent off billows of
black smoke, driving the workers from the
room. In seconds the fire was racing across the
ceiling of the cavernous steel building, feeding
off the styrofoam insulation all along the top.
Gene Raffield, president of the firm, said,
'The welder had his helper standing fire watch,
just as we require. He went outside the room
for Just a few minutes to get the welder a grind-
ing wheel and the fire broke out. Before we
could do anything with it, it was out of control.
REBUILDING, THE NEXT DAY
The fire was disastrous, but not earth shat-
tering, apparently, since workers were hard at
work early Tuesday morning restoring power to
a giant freezer locker which contained millions
of pounds of fish and other products and clear-
ing out the burned rubble in preparation to re-
building the seafood plant.
Gene Raffield said, "We'll rebuild as we
(See FIRE on Page 9A)
But Vocal Portion of Packed Courtroom Wants to See More Alternatives, Costs
Superintendent of Schools,
Walter Wilder, presented his
recommendation for putting a
middle school concept into oper-
ation in Gulf County by the
1994 school year, Tuesday eve-
ning, fulfilling a promise he
made at a School Board meeting
of two weeks ago.
The presentation was made
in a Courtroom filled with inter-
ested parents who wished to
hear his presentation and a
group who wished to have his
recommendations expanded to
other options as Well. .
By the time the meeting was
over, some two and a half hours
later, the School Board and
Wilder hadconsented to hold off
bringing the State Department
of Education into the process
until they could explore and pre-
pare cost estimates of at least
three other configurations of
birthing a middle school opera-
tion in Gulf County.
The middle school jumped
to the forefront in the Gulf'
School System about .two
months ago, when a committee,
named to help come up with
suggestions for improving the
County schools, came up with
the suggestion that autonomous
middle school operations be
created in both the Port St. Joe
and Wewahitchka areas.
How this was to be done is
causing, all the problems. Most
parents at the meeting Tuesday
night, were in agreement that a
middle school operation was de-
sirable, but the agreement end-
ed there. As one speaker put it,
there were almost as many ide-
as about how to go about the
project, as there were people
present in the Courtroom. Un-
fortunately, only one concept
will be adopted, leaving a lot of
In keeping with the decision
of the School Board for Wilder to
.examine the possibilities and
make a recommendation to the
Board as to, how to go about the
solving the puzzle without
straining the School Board's fi-
nances, Wilder made a presen-
tation at Tuesday's meeting. He
pointed out that whatever plan
was decided upon by Gulf
County, would' have to meet the
approval and receive the sup-
port of the Florida Department
, Wilder started his presenta-
tion by saying, "Our present
school plants would not pass
the DOE inspection today. They
have certain requirements, re-
gardless of our wishes. They will
(See SCHOOLS on Page 3)
Last Gasp of Winter Is Tough
Flooding, Damage, Loss of Power, Widespread After Killer Storm Strikes
Search and Rescue members li(ft the body of Bobby
G. Richards from where he was found, dead, Friday
Mani Found Dead By
Bay; Ruled Accidental
Bobby G. Richards, 32, of California, was found dead
on the concrete seawall at Highland View Friday morn-
ing at about 7:15 a.m., according to the Gulf County
Sheriffs office. Richards had apparently slipped on the
wet seawall and fallen, hitting his head on a large piece
of concrete rip-rap along the shores of St. Joseph Bay.
Richards was visiting a relative, Willard Richards of
Highland View, when he decided to spend the evening
floundering, Thursday night. When it was found the
next morning that he had not returned to the Richards
home, a search was started. He was found lying on the
seawall near the Seventh Street intersection. Sheriff Al
Harrison said, "He either slipped and fell as he was en-
tering the water or as he was exiting." A coroner's re-
port verified Sheriff Harrison's assessment of the acci-
A storm of hurricane velocity
and blizzard temperatures struck
the U. S. eastern seaboard Friday
afternoon and left death and de-
struction all up the eastern por-
tion of the nation Friday after-
noon and continued with high
winds and frigid temperatures
during the week end. The storm
first struck land in the eastern
Gulf of Mexico, racing across
north Florida's panhandle and on
up into Georgia and Alabama,
leaving damage, snow and ice in
Temperatures plunged to the
20's here in Gulf County as the
storm struck land Friday evening.
Snow flurries were evidenced here
and grew stronger as the storm
progressed on its journey, dump-
ing as high as four to six inches
as It made its way into Georgia
and Alabama, closing all major
highways Friday night and Satur-
MUCH LOCAL DAMAGE
High winds of hurricane force
slammed into Gulf County Friday
night, along with torrential rains,
turning to freezing winds by early
Saturday morning. Rough seas
and high tides climbed across
Highway 98 at Highland View and
in the Oak Grove area. Flooding
was experienced in low-lying are-
as at the south end of St. Joseph
Bay, as wind-driven tides swept
ashore. The entire area of Sim-
mons Bayou was under water,
but no lives were threatened.
A tugboat, pushing a load of
asphalt from Pascagoula to St.
Petersburg, came into St. Jo-
seph Bay during the early eve-
ning Friday, to escape the driv-
ing seas of the storm.
Anchoring in the middle of the
bay to ride out the storm, the
barge began to slip all its an-
chors early Friday night and
ended up grounded at the
south end of the Bay.
Captain Tim Thompson of
(See STORM on Page 8A)
Flooding in low lying areas was only a part of the damage resulting from a hurricane-like storm hern
over the weekend as winter made a blustery exit.
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1993
F- I 'I -I-
"Only A Chump Would Deny It"
Columnist Mike Royko is a laid back sort of
fellow who knows how to turn a participle or
coin a phrase so everyone will get his drift with-
out using a bunch of five dollar words. He
doesn't try to impress you with his vocabulary
as he goes about impressing you with his com-
mand of the' English language. But, isn't what
the vocabulary means? Doesn't it mean you
can find just the right word to express yourself
so you will be understood with no misunder-
That's the goal of every editorialist or col-
umnist; to be able to express themselves ade-
quately and understood in the same light he or
she intended to be. In that light, Mike Royko
displays his vocabulary frequently.
Take .a recent column, for instance. Royko
had a list of questions he would ask about
President Clinton's economic plan. For in-
stance, one of his questions asks: "Are you will-
ing to pay higher taxes even if President Clin-
ton and Congress figure you are too dumb to
notice that they haven't cut huge chunks of
blubber out of the obese budget?"
In other words, Royko is saying, "Are you
satisfied with being involved in a one-way deal?
You pay off the national debt, provide even
more of your hard-earned money for more so-
cial programs which breed more people depen-
dent on the Government, and maintain the
spending habits which have been. ingrained in
Congress for the past 20 years.
Royko also asks: "Are you willing to trust
your money to people who, deep in their hearts,
think you are a chump?'"
Intimating, of course, that the chumps will
innocently fork over their additional taxes while
such projects survive as the superconducting
collider, star wars, farm subsidies, bork barrel
projects, etc. You tighten your belt while gov-
ernment loosens its belt for even further gorg-
We fit squarely into one section of Royko's
definition of the type person who just "goes
along". We're willing to cut back and pay more
taxes if the money goes to pay the debt, do
something-anything-about the medical insu-
rance coverage available in this nation, "invest"
in the nation as the President is so fond of say-
ing. We do not fit into that group which is will-
ing to carry on with business as usual while we
are trying to better the economic situation.
We can't tax and spend everyone in the
United States of America, rich!
Don't give us that thing about the tax being
placed on the rich. The rich aren't going to pay
taxes. They are going to attach it to what they
make or to the fees of those they serve, or to
your medical bill the next time you go to the
doctor, or your fee, the next time you hire a
lawyer. and who will wind up paying those,
extra taxes then?
Back to Royko. He says, "Congress is bet-
ting that no matter what it has done to us in
the past, the chumps will be so busy reading
the sports pages or watching TV mayhem, we
won't notice that it's happening to us again.
"And only a chump would deny it."
Let Florida Marine Fisheries Commission Die
The Florida Marine Fisheries Commission is
presently under a "sundown review" in which
state government decides whether or not to let
-the sun set on that particular agency. We say,
let it set and the quicker the better.
The Marine Fisheries Commission has been
nothing more than a highly visible embarrass-
ment to the State of Florida since 1986, when
it stopped being the Marine Fisheries Commis-
sion and started being the Special Interests
Commission. There are no "marine" fishermen
on the commission. When there was a marine
fisherman on the commission, the other mem-
bers conspired to have him removed, discredit-
ed, convicted, bankrupted, disgraced or hound-
ed into resigning-whichever could come first.
Since 1986, the Marine Fisheries Commis-
sion has managed to highly curtail activities of
the very ones it was designed to aid and pro-
tect. Left to their devices for another year or
two, the Commission may be successful in
banning commercial fishing altogether. They're
working on banning the use of nets, which
would make the price of seafood dwarf that of a
prime piece of well-marbled beef in price, were
it to happen.
The proponents of the MFC propose ban-
ning the nets to "save" sealife, whatever that
means. All the while, biologists in the Depart-
ment of Natural Resources advocate regular
harvest of fish to make them grow bigger and
more plentiful due to a lack of pressure on
their food source.
If there is any undue pressure on the sealife
population, it comes from the recreational fish-
ermen, not the commercial fisherman. Take a
look around you: which is most plentiful, com-
mercial or recreational boats and tackle out-
lets? They didn't get that way because those
they cater to are in a minority.
Rep. Tom Warner, a proponent of the "Ban
the Nets/Save Our Sealife" is pushing the con-
cept in the Legislature in the showdown this
week. Warner says the Legislature is the one
which needs to decide this issue. We couldn't
agree more. The Legislature should advise Rep.
Warner and the MFC that Florida is going to al-
low its commercial fishermen to flourish as
they have since before Rep. Warner's grandfa-
ther was born.
If we stand by and allow an industry, which
furnishes food for so many. people through
hard, dirty work to be put out of business, we,
as a state, should be ashamed. (
The least we can do in fairness, is make the
use of sport fishermen's fish finders illegal.
Really put the "sport" back in "sport fisher-
Hunker Down with Kes i
Cindy, If You Read
couple of years back with lots of
questions. "Dad, if you had high
school to do over, what would you
do differently? Would you still be
"Son, if I could do it over, I'd
be extra nice to Cynthia Leather-
I wouldn't date her or stuff
like that, I wouldn't have to. But
I'd talk with her, I'd eat lunch
with her, I'd be her friend, I'd
care. And if someone said some-
thing about her P.E. it had better
In 1985, we had our twenty
year class reunion. I couldn't
(See KESLEYon Page 3)
As far, as I know. Cynthia
Leatherwood was not, and is not,
Irish. I'm not sure why she comes
to blndn a" week -hen': we
eshou'l Ie veating green; search-
-Ing lo- little people and writing
about the O'Grady's and the
O'Brannion's and the incredible
luck of the Irish.
Cynthia Leatherwood is not
her- real name. I very seldom do
that. It takes more imagination
than I've got to keep coming up
with fake names for everybody.
This story, to my everlasting
discredit, is true.
Cynthia and I started in the
first grade together. I had an old-
dr brother to kind'a show me the
ropes. I had good friends that I
had known at Miss Katie's 'kin-
dergarten. I knew a lot of the
class from church. I had the usu-
al "first day of real school doubts
and fears" but I also had a lot go-
ing for me.
Hey, for the first grade, I was
Cynthia Leatherwood, as I re-
call, had nobody to show her the
ropes. I don't remember if she
had any friends. I know .she
didn't go to Miss Katie's with the
This, Please Call...
rest of us. I didn't have time to -
no, let me back up, I didn't take
the time to find out anything
about her. You see. Cindy was
not the most attractive girl in the
first grade. As a matter of fact,
she was probably, the ugliest.
We marked her down as defi-
nitely uncool and went on our
way. t *...
Cynthia Leatherwood. and .1I
spent six years together in a very,
very small elementary school. I
don't ever remember speaking to
her. INCREDIBLE! Not a good
morning, a how are you, have a
nice day, nothing. I hope and
pray I said something to her that
I just can't recall today. Any-
I unfortunately remember so
many things we said' about her.
You know, playground talk.
About her bug eyes and her
short, funny, bumpy hair. And
her skinny legs. Arid most of all,
about those marks on her face.
I'm sure she didn't know we were
talking about her.........
Now, you think you know
how this story is going to end.
Cindy blossoms in high school
into a beauty queen. She grows
up, fills out, her hair is long and
shimmering, her complexion
without a flaw, guys line up to
date her God in Heaven knows
how I wish that were true.
Cynthia Leatherwood, to the
human eye, remained an ugly
By high school, I was on the
football team, played basketball
and baseball. I was in the Beta
club, the Science Club, the Let-
terman's Club. I'd gotten rid of
that flat top. I had the swept
back, Elvis- look. Everybody n '
schooLknew who I was, knew myer
I 'redefined 'cool. I took it to
Cynthia didn't do nothing ex-
cept go to class. She wore such
,plain clothes. She never hardly
spoke at all. In class, she'd set
kind'a toward the back, almost
unnoticed. She was not in the
Beta Club or the Science Club or
Some of the guys .would still
make fun of her, but riot many.
Most, like me, feltsorry for her
and let it go at that. But we didn't.
make it a point to go talk to her.
,We didn't ever :invite her to sit
with us at lunch. We never in-
I reckon it was that cool
Graduation night I hugged
her neck like I, was going to
make up for twelve years of treat-
ing her like a non-person with
one hug! I guess I thought that
would ease my conscience.
,My son entered high. school a
Stormy Weather! | -.
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Groundhog Goes to Extremes to Prove His Point
WHAT' SOME PEOPLE won't
do to prove their point. Some peo-
ple would argue with a liter'd post
in order to make their point, even
if they are wrong.
I kind of think even animals
are afflicted with the same dis-
ease. You take the groundhog, for
instance. The groundhog saw his
shadow on February 2, scurried
back into his hole, prepared to
stay there for six more weeks of
Here in Northwest Florida, we
have enjoyed mostly spring-like
temperatures for those ensueind
six weeks. The trees are budding.
The azaleas are blooming. Even
some grapevines are putting out
.leaves and signs of new growth. I
was up in Wewahitchka two
weeks ago and I believe every dog-
wood in town was in bloom.
It made a mockery of the
Even though it was still Feb-
ruary and the first of March, it
didn't appear to be in the dead of
winter here in the Panhandle. The
'hog said there was. going to be
six more weeks of winter and the
'hog doesn't like to be proven
wrong by an upstart like mother
WELL, THE OLD groundhog
had the final say about when win-
ter ends and when winter does
not end over the week end. Just
three days before his predicted
six weeks of winter had passed,
old Mr. 'Hog arranged for us .a
pump freezer! I
It rained. It snowed [almost
everywhere]. It blew. It froze. It
was generally miserable
Punxatawney Phil had the
last laugh. I really didn't believe
in the mystic powers of the furry
little crittur, but I'll have to ad-
mit, there just might be some-
thing to the myth after all.'
He sent the'jet stream south
again, after it had already gone
north; presumably to stay until
next October or November.
Come to think of it, with
Phil's current activities, maybe,
we should re-name him "Punxa-"
THE GROUNDHOG RE-
MINDS me of my wife ... subject
to change her mind. Here we had
a good thing going here in Gulf
County, with this weather thing,
until a picqued groundhog has to
go and mess things up by getting
in his predicted full measure of
Women' will do that to you.
Just get to relaxing about the
weather, or a situation, and
things will change. The ground-
hog, nor women, can bear to see
a man get comfortable.
Winter weather also tends to
keep men close at home beside
the fire, too. That plays right into
the hands of wives and other ma-
nipulators of things men like to
I DIDN'T PLAN it that way,
but it just so happens that the
groundhog and his shenanigans
didn't catch me napping. I WAS
napping, you understand, but he
didn't catch me.
I made a wooden bucket for a
lady a while back and she gave
me a couple of grapevines in ap-
preciation. My wife gave me a
lemon tree for valentine day and
they are all still in the bucket
they came in, sitting on the car-
port and the edge of the yard..
The' cold didn't get my new
grapevines and lemon tree be-
cause I was able to bring them in-
side, since they were still in the
Now, that the groundhog-
predicted six weeks of winter has
passed on by I can make plans to
plant my shrubs without fear of
This act of caution came
about when the one day of freez-
ing weather resulted in my bana-
na trees, getting frost bitten three
Not only did the trees get bit-
ten by the cold, I lost a hand of
bananas which had come out in
THE SIX WEEKS claimed by
the groundhog to be under his
control, have now passed. Spring
has to be on the way to being our
normal weather situation. The
flowers should start blooming
and the grass should start grow-
In the meantime, I acquired a
boat last November and it's been
sitting. in the carport ever since.
I'm getting anxious to see if that
thing will float.
Son-in-law David came over
the other day during one of his
days off and charged up the bat-
tery, freed up a sicking steering
cable and general declared the
boat ready to go.
Well, I'm ready, too.
Now that we have old Punxa-
tawney Phil packed up for anoth-
er year, we can get on with enjoy-
ing the rites of Spring. It was
tough getting through the past
winter and its average of 70 de-
grees and then have to deal with
25 degree weather for a week end.
I reckon someone has to do it.
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The Touch of the Master's Hand
Twas battered and scarred, and the auctioneer
Thought it scarcely worth his while
To waste much time on the old violin,
But he held it up with a. smile:
"What am I bidden, good folks," he cried,
'Who'll start the bidding for me?"
"A dollar, a dollar"; then, "Two!" "Only two?
Two dollars, and who'll make it three?
Three dollars, once; three dollars, twice;
Going for three-" But no,
From the room, far back, a gray-haired man
Came forward and picked up the bow;
Then, wiping the dust from the old violin,
And tightening the loose strings,
He played a melody pure and sweet
As a caroling angel sings.
The music ceased, and the auctioneer,
With a voice that was quiet and low,
Said: 'What am I bid for the old violin?"
And he held it up with the bow.
"A thousand dollars, and who'll make it two?
Two thousand! And who'll make it three?
Three thousand, once, three thousand, twice,
And going, and gone," said he.
The people cheered, but some of them cried,
'We do riot quite understand
What changed its worth." Swift came the reply:
'The touch of a master's hand."
And many a man with life out of tune,
And battered and scarred with sin,
Is auctioned cheap to the thoughtless crowd,
Much like the old violin.
A "mess of pottage," a glass of wine;
A game and he travels on.
He is "going" once, and "going" twice,
He's "going" and almost "gone."
But the Master comes, and the foolish crowd
Never can quite understand
The worth of a soul and the change that's wrought
,By the touch of the Master's hand.
Myra Brooks Welch
A beautiful poem is worth ten thousand words. Thank you,
Myra Brooks Welch, wherever you arel
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. MARCH 18. 1993
Area Churches Joining In Crusade
A two-county coalition of
churches from Gulf apd Franklin
Counties is sponsoring a four-day
combined revival service starting
Sunday and continuing through
Wednesday evening in the Port
St. Joe High School Coliseum.
The crusade, "Good News for
the Gulf Coast", will begin Sun-
day evening at 7:00 p.m.
The preaching evangelist
will be Dr. James Smith, of
Lakeland. Music evangelist will
be Jim Kearce, Blountstown.
Making special appearances
throughout the series of services
will be Elmo Mercer, a nationally
known instrumentalist, music
composer and writer. With such
hits as, "Each Step I Take" to. his
credit, Mercer is the executive of-
ficer of M and M Music company
in Nashville, Tennessee. Also
scheduled to appear will be Miss
Barbara. Fairchild, a nationally
known recording artist who per-
forms at the Grand Ole Opry in
Nashville and the Mel Tillis Thea-
ter in Branson, Mo.
Special guest will be Coach
Nick Hyder, athletic director and
head football -coach of Valdosta
[Ga.] High School. Coach Hyder's
football teams have won seven
Georgia state AAAA champion-
ships and three national champi-
Monday evening, there will
be a special emphasis toward
attracting the youth with a piz-
za party and a session with
Coach Hyder. The youth em-
phasis begins at 6:00 p.m.
The revival choir will be a
combined group of all sponsoring
churches. A nursery is being pro-
vided at the facilities of Long Ave-
nued Baptist for children from
birth through age three.
The sponsoring churches of-
fer an invitation to everyone to at-
tend any or all of the services
Schools From Pagel
support only certain concepts
and certainly will not endorse a
plan which would replace any of
our present facilities with new
Wilder suggested that the
middle school be created by con-
verting one of the three class-
room pods at Port St Joe High
School, shutting it off to access
from the main school and creat-
ing a separate outside entrance
for the pod. He suggested the in-
tegrated use of such facilities as
lunch room, gymnasium, music
rooms, media center, etc., and
segregate the junior high stu-
dents by scheduling.
He proposed an autono-
mous staff for the middle school'
but suggested that could be
done by reassignment.
Wilder said he thought the
Board could sell the DOE on the
concept and allow them to use
state capital outlay for any reno-
vation needed. "The state gov-
erns how their money is spent
and will allow capital outlay
money to be spent on such pro-
jects, if they approve them," the
Wilder also said the School
Board had been notified that
they need to find other space for
their administration offices, oth-
er than the Gulf County Court-
house and the Ward Ridge
'We can do this, by renovat-
ing about half of the former vo-
cational building to the rear of
Port St. Joe High School," he
said. The Superintendent, point-
ed out that census at the school
would no longer support voca-
tional training. "Our present
building was built for 1,059 stu-
dents and we have only 632. We
have plenty of room, which we
will have to utilize to appease
DOE," he said.
The proposed administrative
suite would have a total of
about 7,000 square feet which
is "more than we presently have.
at both administrative loca-
tions," Wilder said.
Wilder again emphasized,
'We can do this only if DOE,
agrees it is the best way to pro-
vide our needs."
After the School Board
agreed to Wilder's proposal and
instructed him to contact DOE'
for their suggestions and/or ap-
proval, controversy began to
erupt in the audience of approx-
imately 60 people.
Dr. Frank May, an advocate
of the concept, said, "I'm a part
of the committee to make sug-,
gestions. We have worked long
hours and have come up with
this and other concepts for our
schools." May seemed to sup-
port Wilder's suggestions but
would like to at least explore
other options, "whatever they
might be." May said, "Our only
objective is to improve Gulf
County schools," and made an
appeal to the audience to
"Please don't sabotage all these
efforts until you see our com-
plete list of proposals," which
contained more than a middle
Dr. Tom Curry and Mark
Ellmer were most vocal about
wanting the Board to explore
and furnish cost estimates of
other options, Including chang-
ing the concept and present use
of all three school plants in
south Gulf County. 'We would
like to see a suggestion that we
reactivate : the old Washington
site in our school plans.", Curry
The Board finally agreed to
delay contacting the DOE until
other options could be studied
and estimated costs and/or ben-
efits listed before bringing them
in on the project.
WEWA MIDDLE SCHOOL
Wilder had essentially the
same solution for the Wewa-
hitchka High School, except that
he said it would be a little more
complicated there. "The school
plant is smaller and we don't
have the options' we have here
in Port St Joe. You do have the
option of using the Main Street
site as your middle school, but
even it would cause problems,"
Oscar Redd said, "We have
been trying to get away from the
Main Street site because of the
hazard from the highway." Rev.
Gary Carter remarked, "I'm part
of the improvement committee
for education and I kind of like
the Main Street site. I would like
to see it at least considered."
Board member Ted Whitfleld
said, "All of these suggestions
sound good. We'll see what the
figures say after we have consid-
To the Editor:
As a consumer and a profes-
sional, I was very concerned with
the recommendation made to the
commissioners ;. .concerning
switching St Joe Beach residents
from Port St. Joe water service to
Mexico Beach service.
I work with Frank D. May,
D.M.D. and every day we see pa-
tients with damaged teeth caused
from too much fluoride. We offer
fluoride testing on water samples
for our patients. Those samples
From Page 2
wait. I wanted to 'see Ricky and
"Yogi and Buddy and Pam and La-
Rerida for sure, but mostly I
wanted to apologize and make
amends to Cynthia Leatherwood.
I was going to spend the entire
evening with her. I could never
make up for what I'd done. Never.
But at least she'd know she has
had a profound effect on my life. I
can tell her I love her.
"Son, guess what happened?"
"She didn't show up, did she,
Dad? Ya'll treated her like dirt,
why would she come back twenty
years later for more of the same?"
"No, son, she didn't come."
tested on water from the Port St
Joe water system routinely show
a reading of .7 parts per million
(ppm). Ideal levels should range
from '.7. to 1.0 ppm. The water
samples from Mexico Beach water
system ranged from 3.5 to 3.9
ppm. This level of fluoridation
can cause many dental problems
such as discoloration (chalky)
teeth, softened enamel (instead of
strengthening teeth which is what
correct fluoride levels will accom-
plish) and generalized susceptibil-
ity to decay and tooth fracture.
While, we have known about the
benefits of correct fluoride levels
for years, fluorosis (too much flu-
oride) is a recently identified phe-
nomenon that causes as much, if
not more, dental problems than
no fluoride at all. We inform our
patients of the, consequences of
consuming water with a high flu-
oride content and recommend
.they buy bottled mineral water
(not distilled water).
As a Dental Hygienist, I
strongly feel that the minimum
monetary savings received from
the Mexico Beach water supply
would be vastly overshadowed by
the future dental problems
caused by the excess fluoride in
the Mexico Beach system.
Anealia Bush, RDH
St. Joe Beach
Truck Breaks from Heavy Load
This semi-tractor trailer .rig The incident happened at
literally sat right down in the about 9:00 a.m. at the Industrial
middle of Highway 98 and re- Road intersection.
fused to move Monday morning,
as it crossed the intersection into Driver of the rig was Douglas
St. Joe Forest Products paper Thomas of Bristol. R. G. Brown
mill. The trailer was loaded with Trucking of Hosford was owner of
wood chips for the mill. the vehicle. The middle of the
trailer simply gave way in the
middle of the intersection without
Trooper D. E. Grice investi-
gated the matter and charged
Thomas with driving while his li-
cense was suspenAed.
Angeline D. Stone, of Port St.
Joe, passed away Wednesday
night, March 10, in Bay Medical
Center. A native of Ozark, Ala-
bama, she had been a resident
here since 1956 and taught
school, primarily the fourth
grade, for 40 years, most of those
years in Port StL Joe. She. attend-
ed Troy State University. She was
a member of the First United
Methodist Church, the' United
Methodist Women, the Retired
Teachers Association, St. Jo-
seph's Historical Society, the
AARP, and an active member of
the Port St. Joe Garden Club.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Jessie V. Stone, Port St.
Joe; her daughter and son-in-law,
Judith and Dr. Timothy Wise of
Omaha, Nebraska; two sisters,
Mildred Hicks and Myrtle Bag-
gett,. both of Dothan, Alabama;
and a number of nieces and
Funeral services were held
Saturday at the First United
Methodist Church, conducted by
the Rev. Zedoc Baxter. Active
pallbearers were Ralph Swatts,
Jr., Higdon Swatts, Jimmy Harri-
son, Noble Stone, Jr., Harry Har-
rington, and Hubert Richards.
Honorary pallbearers were mem-
bers of the United Methodist
Women and Doris Presnell.
In lieu of flowers, those that
wish may make contributions to
the First United Methodist
Church or to the local chapter of
the American Heart Association.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
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PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1993
Whitney Evans Is Two!
Whitney Evans turned two on
February 26th. She had a big
birthday party with all of her best
friends in her neighborhood. All
of her family came from Panama
City Beach; her Granny Wingate
and Aunt Kaci were there. Her
Aunt Nikki and Uncle Robby
came to be with her on her spe-
cial day from Milton and they
brought her new cousin, Andy.
But the most important person
there was her new little brother,
Nathan, who was born in Janu-
Whitney and Nathan are the
children of Tom and Dana Evans.
Whitney Evans and Nathan Evans
Butterflies Visit Club
Butterflies were the topic for a very informative program Thurs-
day afternoon, March 10 for niembers and guests of the' Pb6 Si. Joe
GardenClub. ... '
4'heda Orr from the Panama CityBeach. Garden Club' used by her
background program pictures taken at the Butterfly House at Calla-
Mrs. Orr encouraged those present to go to the Butterfly House if
they go to Callaway Gardens and learn more about the habits of these
Shown are Mrs. Orr, left, and Betty Lewis, program chairperson
for the Garden Club.
Going for the Green
What do you know about St
Patrick's Day? Here are some in-
*SL Patrick's Day, set aside
to honor St. Patrick, was not his
The second session of a twvo-
part lineage seminar, conducted
by Mrs. James T. Heathcock and
sponsored by the St. Joseph Bay
Chapter, NSDAR, will be held Sat-
urday, March 20, at the Gulf
County Library from 10 a.m. until
12 noon. This seminar is primari-
ly to assist females 18 years 'of
age and older to apply for mem-
bership into the National Society
Daughters of the American Revo-
lution. Other interested persons,
however, are welcome.
The use of maps, atlases and
census reports in solving the lo-
cation of an ancestor will be dis-
cussed as well as ways of solving
seemingly insurmountable obsta-
cles in researching one's Ameri-
can Revolutionary ancestor. Bring
,all documents necessary to prove
the data submitted on the DAR
birthday; it was the day of his
*Besides being a religious
holiday, St. Patrick's Day came to
be thought of as the "arrival of
spring." Cattle were led to' pas-
tures, and Irish farmers planted
*In Ireland, St. Patrick's Day
often features the old Gaelic sport
of hurling. (It is something like
our field hockey.)
*This day's symbol is a green
shamrock. It looks like a clover,
with three small leaves, and is
called a trefoil
*There is a town in Florida
named Shamrock. Every year peo-
ple send letters and cards there
to be postmarked.'
*What is a "Shillelagh"? It is
an Irish symbol (and word) for a
short, fat, oak club.
*Why picture an Irishman
wearing a top hat and swinging a
Rakeem Quinn, the son of,
Marchell Sims and La'Sandy,
Quinn, will be celebrating his ',
first birthday on Sunday, March
21 at 3:00 p.m. Helping Rakeem
celebrate his special day will be
his cousins and friends.
Rakeem is the grandson of
Sandy Quinn, Sr., Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Sims, Vanassa Whitley
and Cynthia Quinn. Great grand-
parents are Mr. and Mrs. Steve
Gathers, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Billy
Quinn, the late Mrs. 0. Whitley
and John Whitley.
AARP to Meet
The Mexico Beach Chapter
#4325 of American Association of
Retired Persons will meet Friday,
March 19th, 1:00 p.m. CST at the
Chamber of Commerce building,
105 N. 31st Street.
The March program will be
an informative session on the
Comprehensive Plan and the
Land Use Map by Dana Angerer,
Councilperson, and how it affects
each one at Mexico Beach. She
will give a 20 to 30 minute talk
on the highlights of the above,
and then the floor will be open for
This meeting will be open to
the public, as it affects the young
as well as the old. Please plan on
The Coast Guard Auxiliary 6
lesson Boating Skills and Sea-
manship Course will be offered by
Flotilla 16 at Gulf Coast Commu-
nity College from April 6 through
April 27. Classes are held in the
Lifelong Learning Center Lecture
hall from 7 to 9 p.m. CT Tues-
days and Thursdays. ,,;` ,, s4
Registration will e held "on
the first evening at 6:30 p.m. CT,
April 6th. Cost is $12.00 to cover
textbook and student materials.
This 12 hour course covers these
, subjects: Boat construction and
nomenclature, Boat Handling,
Safety and 'Legal Requirements,
Aids to Navigation, Navigation
Rules, and Trailering. The course
meets the requirements of Florida
mandated boater education. For
more information call Jean Lewis,
904-265-5607 or Tom Cook, 904-
*Below are some Irish-
American traditional dishes:
1) Corned beef and cabbage;
2) Irish stew;
3) Irish soda bread;
4) Mulligatawny soup;
5) Mashed potatoes with
shredded cabbage (Colcannon).
*The "leprechaun" legends
Most leprechauns are said to
be rich and have bad tempers.
They don't want to live near hu-
mans, but if you happen to cap-
ture one don't let him out of
Why not? As a ransom, he
might tell you where his "pot of
gold" is buried.
Of course it's all in fun so
make a fun day of it!
Happy St. Patrick's Day.
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Bell DuBose Named "Citizen of the Year"
By Right to Bear Arms Committee
The Citizens Committee for
the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
is pleased to announce that Mrs.
Arrie Bell DuBose of Port St. Joe,
has been selected to receive a Cit-
izen of the Year Award.
Mrs. DuBose has been select-
ed to receive this Citizen of the
Year Award because of a dedica-
tion to the efforts to preserve the
right of the people to keep and
bear arms as guaranteed by the
Second Amendment to the United
States Constitution according to
"If it weren't for people like
Mrs. DuBose, our Constitutional
rights would have been eroded
years ago," sated Alan Gottlieb,
Chairman of the Citizens Com-
Criteria for selection of the
Citizen of the Year Award is
based upon the activities of indi-
vidual members. Such as being
Kayleigh Brooke Harper
It's A Girl!
Tommy and Laurie Harper
are the proud parents of a baby
daughter, Kayleigh Brooke, born
on February 21. She weighed 5
pounds 9 ounces and was 19 1/2
Local grandparents are Ma-
mie Harper, and Mr. and Mrs.
-,: Thep Gulf County Senior Citi-
e,zens Association will be holding a
BBQ beef dinner on March 19th
from 11 am. to 2 p.m. -at the
Wewa Senior Citizens site. They
will deliver to local businesses.
The dinner includes a large BBQ
beef sandwich, corn on the cob,
baked beans, tea and dessert for
$3.50. Call 639-9910 to place
Proceeds will be used for sen-
ior citizens' programs.
New Covenant Church of Port
St. Joe invites the youth of the
community to attend a viewing of
'"The Awakening" at 5:30 p.m.
EST every Sunday. Admission is
This 1992 Emmy Award win-
ning movie was produced by
Apostle Clifford E. Turner of Lib-
erty Temple Church in Chicago,
Illinois. CNN Headline News and
other networks have been im-
pressed with the transformation
that "The. Awakening" has
brought to Southside Chicago.
IThe movie deals with the un-
precedented effects of drugs,
teenage pregnancy, and gang vio-
lence upon society.
For more information, call the
church at 229-8137, Monday
through Friday from 12:30 to
1:00 p.m. EST.
active in local, state and national
gun rights issues, by writing edi-
tors of newspapers, contacting
elected officials or appearing for
public testimony. It is not neces-
sary that individuals meet all the
The Citizens Committee for
the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
is a national organization with
nearly 500,000 members as well
as more than 130 members of
Congress serving on their Nation-
al Advisory Council.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1993 PAGE 5A
WHS Science Fair Winners Go to Regional
The annual Wewahltchka
High School Science and Engi-
neering Fair was held in the high
school gymnasium. Over 200 pro-
jects competed in the fair and
over 60 awards were handed out
last year at the Regionals and
went on to represent Wewa High
School at the state science fair
held in Gainesville. Also, winning
at the senior level was Carrie
Redmon, who won second place
with her project entitled "How
Does The Weather Affect Stu-
dents' Behavior," and Tamara An-
derson, who won third place with
her project "Which Fabric Is More
At the junior level, Jack Hus-
band won first place and second
overall with "Is Plant Growth Af-
fected by the Type of Fertilizer
Used.". Charlie Cole won second
place at the junior level and third
place overall with his project enti-
tled "Recycled Paper: How to
Make It Stronger." Josh Baxley
won third place in the junior divi-
sion with "How Much Magic Is In
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All of these winners, along
with Lori Layton and Joe Whit-
field, who won honorable men-
tion, represented Wewa High
School at the Regional Science
Fair held March 4th and 5th.
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the paper last year?
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Front row, from left: Josh Baxley and Charlie Cole.
Back row, from left. Tamara Anderson, Carrie Redmon, Jack Hus-
band, and Casey Kelly.
Superintendent Walter Wilder, left, is shown accepting a check from Friends of St. Joseph Bay repre-
sentatives, Fred Buskens, president, and Barbara Eells, vice president and director of education.
Friends of St. Joe Bay Benefit Schools
The Friends of St Joseph
The Port St. Joe Elementary
School PTA meeting scheduled for
March 16th has been cancelled
due to a conflict in timing of the
Gulf County School Board. The
meeting has been rescheduled for
March 30th, 6:00 p.m. EST in the
The give-away and election of
officers will take place at this
meeting. Open House will follow
the meeting, with refreshments
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Bay's prime reason for existing is
to continue to keep St Joseph's
Bay and its surroundings as pris-
tine as possible.
One of the ways that this can
be accomplished is through edu-
cation teaching people to be-
come aware of their environment
and what it means.
The Friends of the Bay gave a
small sum of money to each
school in Gulf Cdoufity ifthe' form
-of a grant to 'be used: for educat-
ing their students about the Bay
and its surroundings.
The money can be used for
field trips, equipment, books,
supplies, resource persons or any
other use for teaching about the
Bay and its environment
Jeffrey Schweihert, center, with parents Peggy and Dick Schwei
DAR Essay Winner
Jeffrey Norman Schweikert of
Port St. Joe has taken first place
for seventh grade students in the
Southeastern Regional Competi-
tion of- the Daughters of" the
American Revolution History
Month Essay Contest. With the
given topic, "Famous Landmarks
of the American Revolution," Jef-
frey chose as his subject land-
marks in the city of Philadelphia.
Jeffrey represented seven south-
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Jeffrey attends Faith Chris-
tian School in Port St. Joe. He is
the son of Peggy and Dick
Schweikert. Grandparents are
George and Mi Brine and Louise
Schweikert, all of Mexico Beach.
at the senior and junior high
school levels in the form of cash
prizes, ribbons, and certificates.
The top four projects in each level
went on to the Regional Science
Fair held at Chipola Junior col-
lege in Marianna. The big winner
was Casey Kelly, who won first
place in the senior division and
first place overall with over
$50.00 in award money. Also, Ca-
sey's project, "'Can Taste Prefer-
ence Be Enhanced In Large
Mouth Bass" was very successful
All. girls in grades six 11 are
invited to cheerleading practice
for tryouts on Monday, March 22
at 2:30 p.m. in the Port St. Joe
High School gym. Three items are
1. A signed parent permission
2. A signed doctor's physical,
3. The fourth six weeks re-
Wear comfortable gym
clothes and athletic shoes for
Tryouts will be held Friday,
Contact the high school for
more information at 229-8251.
Ten free American redbud
trees will be given to each person
who joins The National Arbor Day
Foundation during March 1993.
The trees will be shipped
postpaid at the right time for
planting between April 1 and
Mary 31 with enclosed planting
instructions. The six to twelve
inch trees are guaranteed to
grow, or they will be replaced free
To become a member of the
Foundation and to receive the
free trees, send a $10 member-
ship contribution to TEN RED-
BUDS, National Arbor Day Foun-
dation, 100 Arbor Avenue,
Nebraska City, NE 64810, by
March 31, 1993.
NOTCE OF PUBUC mHEAIG
NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida will
hold a special hearing at their regular meeting on
April 13, 1993, said public hearing to begin at
6:05 p.m. ET In the Commissioners' meeting room
at the Gulf County Courthouse Complex. Port St.
The purpose of this hearing will be to dis-
cuss, obtain public input upon and to consider the
advisability of closing, vacating and abandoning,
subject to certain conditions and restrictions
which may be Imposed, any interest that Gulf
County may have in and to the following road,.
street or right-or-way:
That parcel of property being 25 feet in width
and 300 feet In length and lying adjacent and
contiguous to the North boundary line of
Block F, Forehand's Second Addition to High-
land View, according to the plat thereof as
filed in the Office of the Cleik of Court of Gulf
County, Florida; said property being refer-
enced on the plat map as a portion of "9th
Street', and bounded on the North by property
owned by St. Joe Paper Com
The Commissioners welcome comments of
any and all Interested parties regarding the proper-
ty abandonment, the process of which was Initiat-
ed by vote of the County Commission upon motion
. passedat Its April 14, 1992 meeting.
DATED this 16th day of March, 1993.
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McInnis Named Brown's 'Teacher of the Year
Everyone at Brown Elemen-
tary School in Eastpoint would
like to salute Sherri Mclnnis,
1993-94 Teacher of the Year.
Mrs. Mclnnis has been teach-
ing for six years and all of those
years have been in second grade
at Brown. Brown Elementary
feels fortunate to have had her for
this time and looks forward to
many more years of her positive
influence on their students and
Sherri comes from a family
with many educators in its num-
bers. They instilled in her a com-
mitment to excellence and aca-
demic achievement. In college,
she was on the Dean's List and
the President's List and graduat-
ed Cum Laude from Florida State
In addition to her teaching
When the Space Shuttle Dis-
covery lifts off from NASA's Ken-
nedy Space Center in April, it will
carry a unique experiment by
high school students from the
Northwest Florida town of Pace.
The experiment, sponsored by Air
Products and Chemicals Ind., will
observe the reaction of several Af-
Srican Killifish eggs to the micro-
gravity environment of space.
The students and their teach-
er, Roger Malone, will work with
Dr. Eugene Hull of Orbis Scientif-
ic (a Florida-based aquatic* re-
search company) and the, Space-
port Florida Authority to
investigate the secrets of em-
bryonic diapause, a form of sus-
pended animation that allows Kil-
liflsh eggs to remain dormant
during long -periods of drought.
On earth, Killifish eggs ,can re-
main in diapause for years, and
then hatch 30 minutes after be-
ing placed in water. Aboard Dis-
covery, the eggs will be exposed
to water to determine how dia-
pause is affected by microgravity
In preparation for the experi-
ment, the Pace High School stu-
dents will conduct pre-launch
tests on the Killifish and their
eggs using Personal Science La-
boratory (PSL) equipment donated
by Eduquest, an educational sub-
sidiary of IBM. While Astronaut
Kenneth Cockrell operates the ex-
periment aboard Discovery, Ma-,
lone and his students will use the
PSL to administer a control ex-
periment in their classroom for
comparison with results from the
The experiment flight oppor-
tunity aboard Discovery was ar-
ranged by the Spaceport Florida
Authority, a state agency respon-
sible for promoting space educa-
tion, research, and economic de-
duties, she has contributed to ed-
ucation by serving on the District
Instructional Materials Council,
SACS Committee as a chairper-
son, the School Improvement
Committee for implementation of
Blueprint 2000, and a team mem-
ber of the Spotlight Program.
For the past two years her
students have become members
of the National Kids for Saving
Earth Club. This year they raised
funds to protect an acre of tropi-
cal rainforest, purchase a VCR,
and other educational materials.
Her students wear their hand
painted tee shirts with pride and
are genuinely interested in caring
for the earth.
Learning can be both fun and
exciting as Sherri's students will
quickly tell anyone. The class-
room abounds with the 'Teddy
Bear" theme which comes from
Be Excited About Reading. With
her energy and excitement about
, learning so evident in every area,
her students quickly discover the
Joy of learning. Spending her own
extra time and money, she has
created in her classroom a stimu-
lating environment where learn-
ing is equated with enjoying, ima-
gining, and wondering. With the
wide range of variety in materials
and approaches, individual stu-
dent needs are met. Students are
taught how to work together
Gulf County Wins First Place
In 4-H Swine Judging Contest
Senior team members, front row, from left, Ernest Myers and Lon- Junior team members, from
nie Laster. Back row, from left, Mike ,Greene and Lonnie-Wymes left, front row: Jason Bailey,
clptrng .>*Otis Davis, IHI. Back row, from
On February 26, Gulf County participating in the contest scor- left, Ike Mincy and. Ronnie
4-H'ers participated in the Wakul- ing a total of 579 points of a max- SmalL Not shown: Justin Jack-
la Swine Judgine Contest in imum 600 points. Wymes was the son.
The senior team was made up
of members Ernest Myers, Lonnie
Laster, Mike Greene and Lonnie
Wymes. The contest consisted of
four classes of swine. Gulfs team
placed first among nine teams
high scoring individual in the
contest with a total of 192 points
of a possible 200.
Gulfs junior team also placed
first Team members are Jason
Bailey, Otis Davis III, Ike Mincy,
Ronnie Small and Justin Jack-
son. The team scored a total of
556 points of a possible 600.
Jackson was high scoring individ-
ual with a total of 171 points out
of a possible 200.
Eighth Grade Health Fair Benefit
Held for PSJHS Students Mar. 10
The annual eighth grade
Health Fair was held on Wednes-
day, March 10th at the Centenni-
Thrust Angel ............. 34"
Total 4-Wheel............ 44"
2-Wheel Front Align...24"
Many vehicles. Parts & labor for the rear swimming bxtra.
al Building. Approximately 40'
students attended the Fair. Stu-
dents were offered free screenings
for vision, hearing, height and
weight, scoliosis, blood pressure,
and dental. The students also re-
ceived free information from the
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Hwy. 98 2 Miles West of
Across from Butler Road Port St. Joe
Peggy & Ronnie Raffield, owners
-American Heart Association,
March of Dimes, Nemours Chil-
dren's clinic, Port St. Joe High
School sports trainers, and CPR-
from Dr. Bidwell.
Louise Beard, Carolyn Rish
and the Health Services team
would like to thank all those who
participated in the Health Fair
and helped to make it a success-
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The Gulf County E911 Road
Naming Committee will be at the
St. Joe Beach Fire Dept. on
Wednesday, March 24, 1993 from
7:00-8:00 p.m. to receive input
and recommendations on street
names for the following streets in
1. First Street; 2. Second Street;
3. Third Street; 4. Fourth
Street; 5. Fifth Street; 6. Palm
Street; 7. First Avenue; 8. Sec-
ond Avenue; 9. Third Avenue;
10. Fourth Avenue; 11. Fifth
If anyone has any questions
concerning street name changes,
call the Gulf County Building De-
partment at 229-8944 from 8:00 -
12:00 and 1:00 5:00 Monday
cooperatively. Sociability skills
are modeled and practiced with
children building their peers' self-
worth and self-esteem through
acceptance and encouraging
words; consequently creating a
cooperative learning. atmosphere
that is conducive to productivity
The following analogy cap-
tures how Sherri feels when she
looks into the beaming face of a
child who has accomplished what
he/she perceives as a successful
A teacher is an artist in the
The studio ...your classroom.
The brush ...your language.
The paint ...your books.
The canvas ...your children.
Sherri and her husband, Gor-
don McInnig, reside in Port St.
Joe. She is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph S. Walker, Sr. of
Port St. Joe.
A community meeting will be
held at the St. Joe Beach Fire De-
partment on Wednesday, March
24, 1993, from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
concerning the possibility of the
Gulf County Water Systems pur-
chasing water from the City of
Mexico Beach. Interested citizens
with questions or input should. at-
If anyone has any questions
before this meeting, contact the
Gulf County Building Department
So. Hwy. 71 & 386 in
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These palm trees at Simmons Bayou are evidence of the hurricane force winds which buffeted the
county's coastline Friday night and Saturday.
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cont' coastline Friday ngt ndSauray
Several trees were snapped off and others uprooted in the city park off Sixteenth Street by the high
the tug boat "Lady D" which
was towing the barge, said he
clocked the wind at up to 80
miles per hour for about two
hours Friday night, or early
An empty barge was sched-
uled to come to Port SL Joe Tues-
day to take on the cargo of the
grounded barge, so it could be re-
floated and removed from its
grounded position. The process
was to have been completed by
mid-day Wednesday, with the
barge back on Its way to St. Pe-
Debris along St. Joseph's Bay shows where the high tides have already receded leaving the flotsam in
This tree snapped off and put the Garrison Avenue and Westcott Circle area out of power during the
from Page 1
Coast Guard officials said the
barge was not ruptured and there
was no danger of pollution, but
they were taking all precautions.
Line crews of Florida Power
Corporation were on duty all
night long Friday, keeping elec-
tricity available to its customers
during the cold and blustery
weather. Mike McDonald, manag-
er of the Port St. Joe office, said
that at one time, power was off to
as many as 2.200 customers
served by the Port St. Joe district.
'That was nearly half of our
total of 5,600 customers in the
district." McDonald said. "Ev-ery-
body was back on line by Sunday
afternoon at 7:30. Most of the
customers had service restored
by the end of the day Saturday."
McDonald said his first call
came in at 9:15 p.m., Friday and
continued through the night.
Property damage in the Port
St. Joe area was mostly limited to
shingles blown off roofs. In down-
town Port St. Joe, several busi-
nesses had their signs blown,
over; St. Joe Hardware had the
entire cover of roofing blown off
its warehouse and many homes
suffered from destroyed alumi-
num sheds, missing shingles, de-
bris in the yards, several pine
trees blown over, etc. There was
no structural damage reported in
On the beach, shingles were
more the victim of the storm with
homes next to the water where
the wind was battering with no
obstructions, lifting off shingles
wholesale. At Gulf Sands Motel,
the wind lifted a porch along the
front of the motel, causing some
of the support posts to fall allow-
ing the porch to sag when it set-
tled back down. The gasoline
pump island at Beach Jr. Store
had its cover completely de-
stroyed, and many other struc-
tures suffered minor damage.
Some flooding was reported
in the Simmons Bayou area with
flooding in a few homes in the vi-
cinity reported. Flooding condi-
tions prevailed mostly in the
south end of the Bay where high
winds were pushing a wall of wa-
ter, with waves breaking high up
on the shoreline.
By Tuesday morning, clean-
up work was well underway.
The aluminum awning over the rear en-
trance of this home fell victim to the storm.
The coin laundry on Williams Avenue suf-
fered broken glass as the winds ripped through
the downtown area.
-..- -- -.
signs were un-
able to withstand
the strong winds.
The awning over the gasoline pumps at the Junior Food Store on St. Joe Beach was torn away by the
The supports of the roof of the Gulf Sands Motel were pushed over by the wind
causing the roof to
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1993 PAGE 9A
From Page 1
can, starting today, and get back to normal
just as soon as possible. This is a tough
thing to have happen, but we're just thank-
ful that the only injury was my burned
hand," holding up a bandaged right hand.
Firefighters managed to keep the blaze from
a huge freezer building and its motor room,
preserving the facility and its product stored in-
side. Raffield said the huge freezer was still
holding at seven degrees below zero Tuesday
morning, "So there's no immediate danger of
losing this. The building should hold below
freezing for at least five to seven days."
In the meantime, crews of an electric con-
struction firm were on site Tuesday morning,
installing a temporary electric service to the
motor room to maintain that condition.
Other seafood producers were on the site
Tuesday, offering the use of freezer space, ma-
terials, generators, and anything they had
which was needed in an emergency by Raffield
to maintain his operation.
FIRE INSPECTION TEAMS
Teams from the Alcohol, Tobacco and Fire-
arms agency and the State Fire Marshall's of-
fice were on hand Monday to determine the
cause of the fire and determined in just a short
while that it had been accidental.
The ATF team was protecting a government
loan which was used to re-build the business
after the devastating 1984 fire which burned
the entire business to the ground.
Monday's fire was contained to the main
building, destroying the office complex, records,
machinery used to process fish and two flash
freezers and an ice plant. Raffield said, "The de-
struction of 4he freezers, ice plant and the of-
fice were the biggest blows to our firm." He-
said, "It even burned my checkbook. Today
[Tuesday] is the first day in several years, I
haven't had to write a check to somebody."
The fire was stopped short of a section of
the operation which has been converted to
The City Commission con-
ferred Tuesday night. with Steve
p) Potter of the Florida Department
of Transportation concerning a
possible dangerous situation for
traffic in Port St. Joe.
Tharpe questioned Potter at
length about the growing traffic
at the intersection of Highway 98
and Industrial Road and the im-
pact the completed Highland
View bridge would have on the
main entrance to St. Joe- Forest
Products mill wood yard by large
trucks of loads and chips.
"A loaded truck has a hard
time getting up any speed after
coming to a halt," Tharpe said. "I
scan see where trucks trying to
cross this intersection, facing
traffic from the railroad overpass
to the east and the bridge to the
west, places the drivers from both
directions in a precarious posi-
Potter said the DOT has
plans in the making to have a left
turn lane from the east and a
right turn lane from the west, as
well as 300 feet of turn off paving
from the west, for trucks to use
in getting out of the way of thru
traffic on the road. 'This is in ad-
dition to the thru lanes of traffic
which will remain unencum-
bered," Potter said.
Mayor Frank Pate suggested
the intersection may require a
caution light, in addition to the
special lanes designed to handle
trucks turning in the mill.
Tharpe said there is a traffic
danger in the turn into Industrial
Road also. "Arizona Chemical has
preparation of .finished seafood products. For
the past two years, the firm has been gearing
up for the production of super market items
packaged ready for home use. Raffield 'was de-
pending heavily on this product to be his main
revenue producer of the future.
'"We had that operation spared," Raffield
said. '"We're working over there today, and will
be able to honor all our super market contracts
in the southeastern part of the United States.
Our scallop preparation department was also
untouched. We'll be back shucking scallops as
soon as they come in," he said.
The fire came a few weeks prior to the heavy
spring fishing season and caught the firm In
the throes of preparing for the season. If it had
come later, the firm would have not been able
to participate in the season. "As it is, we should
be able to take advantage of this peak time of
the year, at least to some degree," Raffield
"We're not down and out, yet. All we know
is fishing, so we'll be back just as quickly as
possible to doing the same thing we have done
for five generations, in spite of storm and
fire. We have approximately 150 people de-
pending on us for a job and that kind of re-
sponsibility causes you to do things you didn't
think you could, to meet those responsibilities,"
Fighting the fire was a unified effort of eve-
ry fire department in south Gulf County, with
at least a half dozen trucks on the scene, de-
spite a lack of water for their job. A Florida For-
est Service helicopter came in from Tallahassee
and was pressed into service scooping water
out of the canal in 250 gallon gulps, depositing
it on the top of the burning buidirig in an at-
tempt to bring it under control.
A foam truck from Tyndall Air Force base
was pressed into service to smother the smoke-
producing styrofoam insulation, which was
burning so furiously.
a good deal of truck traffic in and
out, creating a bottleneck at this
Potter said, 'We own only
Highway 98. The County will be
responsible for any changes to In-
dustrial road, but we will stand
ready to assist the County in ob-
taining any necessary permits
and any other assistance we can
give, short of doing any construc-
County Commissioner Na-
than Peters displayed a drawing
which showed traffic from the
east on Industrial Road, being
routed north to. a point where it
could pass under the bridge ap-
proach and then turn back into
the paper mill. ,
Robert Nedley, chairman of
the Port Authority, said the Port
Authority paid $2 million to get
the approach prepared where it
could accommodate a railroad
siding passing underneath to fa-
cilitate port development. "If you
want to .use that property for
trucks, I'm sure the Port Authori-
ty would wound consider that
money and planning wasted," he
Mayor Pate agreed with Ned-
ley saying, "That property is too
valuable as potential port proper-
ty to use for vehicular traffic."
The Commission and Potter
left the matter there, with the
DOT planning to install the sever-
al specialized traffic lanes and
keeping an eye out for possible
difficulties with the intersection
which would be dealt with if they
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Firemen stand back out of the way as a Tyndall Air Force
Base foam truck drives into the building to smother the styro-
foam insulation which caused the stubborn fire.
First Union Bank
The board of directors of First
Union Corporation has declared a
quarterly cash dividend of 35
cents per share for its common
stock (NYSE: FTU).
The common stock dividend
is payable March 15 to holders of
record as of February 26. On an
annualized basis, the dividend
rate is $1.40 per share.
The board also declared a
quarterly cash dividend for its se-
ries 1990 cumulative perpetual
adjustable rate preferred stock
(NYSE: FTUpr). The dividend rate
for the series 1990 preferred
stock is 8.45 percent per annum,
applied against $50.00 ($1.0563
per share), and is payable March
31 to holders of record as of
At December 31, 1992, First
Union Corporation reported as-
sets of $51.3, billion, and operat-
ed 896 banking offices in Florida,
North Carolina, South Carolina,
Georgia and one banking office in
Tennessee, 45 savings bank offic-
es in Virginia, Maryland, the Dis-
i.J trict of- Columbia and Florida,
and 190 nonbanking offices in 36
-states and -the District-bf Colurt-
bia. When pending. acquisitions
have been completed "dui-ing the
first half of 1993, the corporation
will operate approximately 1,300
banking offices and have assets
of approximately $68 billion,
based upon December 31, 1992
1g assets, making it the nation's
er eighth largest bank holding com-
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Forestry Service helicopter made several forays, dumping
250 gallon buckets of water on the blazing building. The water
was scooped up from the Gulf County canal.
Firemen survey the situation at the front of Raffield's building as the fire was finally being
brought under control after nearly three hours of burning furiously. The view shown here is the
entrance to the company offices, which were located behind the windows shown in the upstairs
City Asks DOT for Study of
98-Industrial Road Intersection
Fears New Bridge Will Make Area A Traffic Hazard
PAGE 1OA THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1993
U IF CROUP ATTACKS
YOUR CHILD'S BREATHING
Croup is one of the symptoms of a throat problem.
Breathing is difficult and there may be a spasm of the
larynx with a wheezing sound. It may occur in acute
laryngitis, a streptococcus sore throat or even diptheria.
It is important to call a physician. While waiting, start a
steam vaporizer near your child. Until the vaporizer begins
to steam, turn on the hot water in the bathroom and expose
your child to the steam there. For steam usually brings
some quick relief.
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needs and otherpharmacy products. We consider this trust a privilege
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Sharks Down Quincy 6-5
PORT ST. JOE 6
QUINCY SHANKS 5
Pitchers David Liffick and
Eric Ramsey combined for 12
strikeouts in a bitterly cold base-
ball game played in Quincy, to
defeat the Quincy Shanks Tigers
6-5, Monday night.
Lady Sharks Down the
Panthers, Lose to Wakulla
PORT ST. JOE 9
The Lady Sharks improved
their record to 5-1 last Thursday
in Carrabelle, defeating the Lady
Panthers, 9-3 in softball.
Terri Cawthom went 2 for 4
with two RBI and Heather Walsh
was 2 for 4 in hitting.
The Sharks collected 11 hits
for the evening, committing only
three errors. They put five hits to-
gether for four runs in the first
inning, to take a lead they never
The Junior varsity team kept
its record perfect with a 12-1 win.
Misty Wood was 3 for 4 with two
triples, Kayce Knox was 2 for 4
and Jolynne Parker 2 for 3.
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PORT ST. JOE 3, 4
the Wakulla War Eagles took
a double header from the Lady
Sharks Tuesday on the Sharks'
home diamond. The War Eagles
won the first game, 9-3 and the
Wakulla pounded Port St. Joe
pitching for 24 hits in the double
header, as the Lady Sharks retali-
ated with 16 hits of their own.
The Lady Sharks appeared to
be salvaging the second game,
with a 4-0 lead going into the
sixth inning, but Wakulla erupted
for seven big runs in the sixth
and added two more in the sev-
enth to take the victory.
Port St. Joe was led at the
plate by Allyson Williams, who
went 2 for 3 in the opener and
Gena Johnson who was 3 for 4 in
the second game.
Port St. Joe will compete in
the Quincy Tournament Satur-
day. The Lady Sharks now have a
record of 5-3 for the season and
1-3 in District competition.
They will host Liberty County
High of Bristol next Tuesday at
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Liffick started the game for
the Sharks in 45 degree weather,
going for four innings and was re-
lieved by Eric Ramsey in the fifth.
Liffick struck out eight batters in
four Innings and Ramsey fanned
The Sharks tagged Quincy
pitcher, Bouldrie, for five runs in
the first inning, and added an in-
surance run in the fifth when
Eric Ramsey scored on a sacrifice
fly. Quincy scored once in the
second, twice in the third, once in
the fourth and an unearned run
in the bottom of the fifth.
The Sharks gave up four er-
rors, as they shivered through the
Adam Taylor and Bryan Butts
led the Sharks with two hits.
Butts had, a RBI and Des Baxter
walked three times and was 1 for
1 with an RBI.
The Sharks' games Friday
and Saturday were postponed by
the weather. Friday's game in Wa-
kulla had already started at 7:00
p.m., when it was called by rain
in the fourth inning. The remain-
der of the game will be played
April 23, when the War Eagles
come to Shark stadium for a
The Sharks are now 3-1 on
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THE SHARKS will be at
home for the week end for games
Thursday with Apalachicola and
Friday with Wewahitchka. both
games are at 7:00 p.m.
TouringSan Diego Naval Station by assault craft.
On arch 1, 48 cadets and
chaperones, along with some
school officials as observers, were
the guests of the Navy on a C-9
aircraft flight to San Diego, Cali-
fornia for a one week stay. This is
the fourth trip to California .for
the Port St. Joe High School
NJROTC since 1985.
After flying for 4-1/2 hours,
the cadets landed at North Island
Naval Air Station and were trans-
*."frted by Navy buses to their
.*barracks at the Naval Training
'Center. Linens were issued, beds
were made, females and chape-
rones on the top deck, males and
male chaperone on the first deck.
While in San Diego, the ca-
dets had the. opportunity to visit
Assault Craft Unit-i, at Coronado
Amphibious Base. Here,. they
rode the craft around San Diego
Bay and Naval Station observing
the various naval ships located
there. They also ,toured the Ma-
rine Corps Museum. They toured
the U.S. Coast Guard Station and
were given a demonstration of
Sr.'s Select Shot
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens Association will be holding
its second annual select shot golf
tournament on Saturday, March
20. The tournament was canceled
last Saturday due to inclement
weather. Entry fee is $30.00 plus
$5.00 for a delicious buffet din-
ner. The fee includes cart rental
and green fees. Entry forms can
be picked up at the St. Joseph
Bay County Club and Sears Cata-
There will be an awards din-
,ner with door prizes galore, and
other prizes, for the longest drive
apd closest to the pin. All teams
are requested to sign up prior to
March 19th. Players can pay on
March 20th. Please indicate if you
will be staying for the buffet din-
ner. Call 229-8466 for more infor-
S All proceeds will be used to
help pay for the Gulf County
Stiles Brown Community and
Senior Citizens Center.
helicopter rescue procedures.
They also completed a tour of the
USS Cleveland (LPD-7).
Friday, the cadets boarded a
charter bus for a trip to Los An-
geles and Universal Studios. Sat-
urday was the San Diego Zoo,
and Sunday was all day at Sea-
Monday. after a five hour de-
lay waiting on an aircraft, the ca-
dets departed North Island Naval
Air Station ifor Tyndall AFB, and
return to Gulf County.
Touring aboard USS Cleveland.
Win 2nd Match
The Port St. Joe High School
varsity golfers played their second
match of the year in Marianna at
the Magnolia Oaks Golf Course.
St Joe finished in first place with
a nine hole total of 177. They
were followed by Marianna with a
184, Bonifay with a 187, and
Sneads with a 235. Low medalist
for the Sharks was Andy Smith
with pn even par 36. Other golf-
ers and scores were Brad Buzzett,
43; Brad Lemleux, 47; and Keith
The next golf match will be
held Tuesday, March 16 at Peli-
can Point Golf Course at Tyndall
-Air Force Base.
Woodham Wins Race
Tommy Woodham of Port St.
Joe won first place in the motor-
cycle class Saturday, March 6 at
the Powerhouse Drag Strip, locat-
ed near Vernon. Woodham's top
place was based on brackets
while racing his Honda 650.
1993 Gators: sitting front row, from left: David Brady, Eric Gray, Jeff Holmes,
Chris Worley and David Pitts.
Kneeling second row, from left: Chip Fields, Adam Ake, Michael Stringfellow,
Jeremy Pridgeon, Andy Clayton, Tommy Gaskin, and Michael Morgan.
Standing, back row, from left: Coach Jim McKnight, Burt Chan, Casey Kelly,
John Gibbs, Will Sumner, Tranum McLemore, Beau 'Whitfield, and Coach
Wewa Loses to Bulldogs,
Downs Altha Wildcats
LIBERTY COUNTY 7
Shawn Duggard tossed a
three hitter at the Wewahltchka
Gators last Tuesday afternoon, to
hand the. Gators a 7-0 defeat.,
The Bulldogs scored their
runs on 14 hits, which featured a
home run by Adam Mercer.
Casey Kelly went the route on
the mound for the Gators, allow-
ing five runs in the third and one
each in the sixth and seventh in-
Beau Whitfield was the lead-
ing hitter for the Gators. He had
two of the Gators' three hits in
three trips to the plate.
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The Wewahitchka Gators vis-
ited Altha Thursday and treated
the Wildcats to a cat skinning.
Junior Mike Morgan and
freshman Tranum McLemore
combined on a no hitter as the,
If you are married to a den-
tist, you will probably see him
every day. For patients it used
to be every six months. Today,
most dentists believe it should
be "as often as necessary".
I know there are more plea-
surable things to do than mak-
ing a dental office visit when
there's "nothing wrong", but at
the very least, no one can clean
his own teeth perfectly and it al-
lows the dentist to keep track of
Even if you are certain you
have no decay or gum condi-
tion, the dentist will probe the
gums to make certain that perio-
dontal disease, which can affect
everyone, is not quietly develop-
Gators evened their season
record at 2-2.
Morgan went five innings,
striking out seven and walking
two. The Wildcats picked up one
run in the third and three in the
fifth, all-on errors.
McLemore pitched the final
two innings and struck out four.
The Gators rapped eight hits
and were charged with three er-
rors, as they bunched their runs
together in the second and third
Andy Clayton's bases-loaded
double in the second inning Ignit-
ed a seven run uprising. Casey
Kelly had a two-run single for the
Gators and Morgan added two
Wewa 073 000 0-10 8 3
Altha 001 030 0- 4 02
The Gators will travel to Port
St. Joe Friday for a 6:00 p.m.
game, and will host Panama City
Christian Saturday at 1:00. Tues-
day they will be on the road to
Apalachicola for a 6:30 game. All
times are central.
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.
SHOULD YOU SEE
ing and will minutely check your
teeth with an explorer, or take x-
rays to find and treat any hidden
cavities. He may find that the
potential for trouble is there and
want to see you in three months
- or may feel that seeing you
twice a year is sufficient.
Billions of dollars are spent
each year on dental restoration
rather than prevention. Regular
visits to your dentist are tiny in-
vestments in comparison.
Prepared as a public ser-
vice to promote better dental
health. From the office of:
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D., 319
Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. MARCH 18. 1993
Caladiums One of
Plants In Florida
One of Florida's most popular
warm season foliage plants is the
caladium. This colorful, tropical
species, which will grow in all
areas of our state, is relatively in-
expensive, and requires very little
maintenance. Caladiums, with
their wide variety of bright, con-
trasting colors, add a cool look to
Both fancy and lance leaved
caladiums grow well in Florida.
Fancy leaved caladiums, which
are the most popular, have large,
somewhat rounded leaves, and
are available in a wide range of
foliage colors from pure white,
with strongly contrasting green
veins, to pink, rose and red.
Many of these have showy crim-
son crinkled centers and dark
green veins. The lance leaved ca-
ladium is available in all of these
colors too. But, its leaf shape is
narrow and elongated, rather
than round. The entire plant is
somewhat smaller than the fancy
Caladiunis should be planted
in early spring, soon after the
danger of frost has passed. In
this article I'll describe the cultu-
ral requirements of these easy to
grow plants; My information was
provided by Extension Horticul-
ture Specialist, Dr. Robert Black.
Caladiums may be grown
from tubers, 'or be planted as es-
tablished specimens purchased
in containers from nurseries or
garden centers. Tubers should be
planted' about two inches deep
and 18 inches apart. Established
plants should be set at the same
depth at which they were growing
in their containers, and at the
spacing recommended for tubers.
If your soil is quite sandy, amend
it with organic matter before
planting. Make sure the site has
good drainage. Caladiums grow
best in a moist, but not soggy,
soil. Too much water will cause
roots to decay.
Find a somewhat'shaded. area
in which to plant your caladiums,
because they can't tolerate full
summer sun.' The ideal is consid- ,
ered to, be 40 to 60 percent
shade. Of course, they do need
some sunshine an hour or two
in the morning Is best Longer ex-
posure tends to bleach caladium
foliage of Its attractive colors, and
limits plant growth as well.
: Proper-lrtllzat doh produces
healthy, large leaved caladium
-plants. When growing caladiums
in organic soils, spread two
pounds of a complete fertilizer,
such as' a 6-6-6 or 8-8-8, per 100
square feet of bed area, four to
Kathy and Shep,
Open 7 days
six weeks after planting, and eve-
ry two months during the growing
season. For plants growing in
sandy soil, where leaching is a
problem, fertilizer should be add-
Mulching the plants will help
maintain necessary soil moisture
and promote lush, healthy foliage
development. If the soil is allowed
to dry out, the plants will wilt
Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County Extension Service
Caladiums grow best at tem-,
peratures of 80 to 90 degrees F.,
and they make excellent house;
plants. For indoor culture, pre-
pare a soil mix of one part sand
and one part peat. Keep the soil
moist, but not soggy. If a plant
turns pale, or, doesn't seem to be
growing well, try giving it some
Cut caladium leaves are very
popular as indoor decorations.
The leaves will last several days,if
the freshly cut stems are plunged
into hot, and then cold water.
Keep the stems in the hot bath
until the water turns lukewarm.
Then, you'll enjoy them, both in-
doors and out.
Wewahitchka Honor Roll
Larry Mathes, principal 'of
Wewahitchka High School, has
announced the honor roll for the
fourth six week grading period.
Holly Atkins, Joshua Baxley,
Rita Dietz, Lloyd Husband III,
Mandy Little, Joseph Whitfield
Lori Layton, Misty Loftin '
A's & B's
Jennifer Barnes, Jessica Da-
vis, Miranda Harvey, Ashley Lis-
ter, Richard Maddox, Ike Mincy
Jr., Sandra Pitts, Aimee Pridgeon,
Joshua Pridgeon, Joshua Taun-
Judith Birmingham, Gary
Bridges, Brandi Brogdon, Charles
Cole, Margaret Kelsoe, Stacey
King, William Mims, Jennifer
Oaks, Adam Taunton
Tamara Anderson, Kimberly
Dietz, LIndsay Dorman, Charles
Field, Jason Fisher, Michael King,
Augustus Russ, Heather Webb
Grady Alderman, Jolene Ca-
rithers, Shannon Daniels, Shan-
na Forehand, Kelli Jones, Casey
Kelley, Rachel Myers, Jimmie Pe-
terson, Stacey Proctor, William
Jory Blumer, Tammy Davis,
Kimberly Douglas, Heather Good-
win, Jessica Hayes, Steven Nel-
-son, Jeremy Pridgeon, Amy Rich,:
Teresa Cain, Theresa Dietz,
Clara Dykes, Jeffery Hill, Ernest
Jones, Estella Luebe, Sheneka
Noble, Stacy Price, Amy Strick-
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens will be giving away a jet ski
transporter. This can be used for
multiple purposes. A volutinteer by
the name of Pam Wilette will be
selling these tickets in the Gulf
All proceeds will be used to
fund "'the new Senior Citizens
Community Forum on
Health Care Slated
In the third seminar on Community Awareness Discussions on
Health Care' in Gulf County, the forum will focus on the In-patient Expe-
-Why people are admitted into the hospital rather than treated in
* the home or a series of visits to the hospital for out-patient treatments
-How regulatory bodies are involved in the decision making of pa-
-Why numerous departments need the same information
-Why tests and examinations are done and redone
-Why persons' home routines are important in their plan of care
As noted in the news media, health care is being dissected and scru-
tinized. Care must be Immaculately documented, yet held to minimum
cost As health care professionals in your area, Gulf Pines Hospital would
like to share their 'thoughts and concerns with you, and hear your con-
cerns. Together we can improve health care in Gulf County.
The Forum will be held April 1,i4:30 p.m. at the First Union Bank
conference room, Guest speakers will be Tessa Goff, RN, and Trish Co-
The community is cordially invited to attend,
from Highland View Elementary
Congratulations to the Stu-
dents of the Week
Kayla White, kindergarten;
Austin Horton, first grade: and
Joshua Causey, fourth grade.
Interviews by First Grade
Coach Barbara Eells Is 50
years old. She likes to read
books. She likes animals and
birds of all kinds. She, likes
plants and likes to turtle. She
works at Highland View at P.E.
and guidance counseling. She is
not married. She likes children.
She likes to take care of hurt ani-
mals and birds. She likes to eat
S .By Meggle Boone
Miss Barfield Is 44 years old
and she is married. Miss Barfleld
dbes; like children but she does
not have any children. Plus she
likes dogs and horses and birds.
Miss Barfield does paperwork.
Miss Barfleld likes to grow flowers
and cook plus read and work. Her
favorite thing to eat is chicken on
the grill. She likes to read any-
by Shawn Reynolds
Miss Carolyn Peak is 44
years old. She likes to swim and,
she likes dogs and cats and birds.
Miss Carolyn likes seafood. Miss
Carolyn is married, she likes chil-
dren and she has two girls.. Miss
Peak likes novels. She works at
HVE at the office.
by Micah Dodson
Susie McFarland is 33 years
old. She likes dogs. Susie is mar-
ried and she has a boy and a girl.
She likes children. She works as
a teacher's aide. She likes to wa-
ter ski and shopping and she
likes to play tennis and bicycling.
She likes to eat vegetables. She
likes to read romance novels.
by Jennifer Haun
by Jessica Peak
Once there was a lion. And
he like to dine. And when he
dined he like to walk his woman
lion in a straight line. And when
he walked his woman lion in a
straight line,, he walked his wom-
an lion right straight into a pine.
and then she wasn't fine. So now
they couldn't dine anymore.
f Card of Thanks
Tihe family of Arigeline D.
-,,Stone would like to express our
appreciation for all the many acts
of kindness, flowers, food and vis-
its during our recent time of sor-
Your support and prayers
have been a great blessing to us.
Thank you for the charitable and
church contributions made in her
May God bless you all.
Angeline Stone's Family
Judith and Tim Wise,
Sisters-Myrle Baggett &
S.R. (Mickey) & Monica Stone
and her beloved nieces and
Card of Thanks
We wish to express our
thanks to the people in Wewa and
surrounding area. There are no
words to express how we feel to-
ward you folks for your kind
phone calls, flowers and food dur-
ing the Illness and passing of our
dear loved one. We are indeed
'grateful and indebted to you.
The family of
This paper printed
SPRING CLEAN UP
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners,
the Sea Oats and Dunes Garden Club, and the
Gulf County Beaches Volunteer Fire Department
are sponsoring Spring Clean Up. You must separ-
ate your yard trash, your limbs and like items;
your white goods (appliances and like items) into
separate piles on the right-of-way. You must do
this by April 1st there will be one run only.
ABSOLUTELY NO HOUSEHOLD TRASH AND NO
MATERIALS THAT CAN BE CLASSIFIED HAZ-
ARDOUS WASTE (PAINT,, PAINT THINNER, MIN-
ERAL SPIRITS, ETC.)
Also, we would like to encourage everyone to clean
the litter off their street in their neighborhood.
Let's all do our part to make Gulf County'litter-
Thank you for your participation in this project.
Publish: 2/25/93 -4/1/93
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A A V E tE I. t 4 A A
ado, two proposals .were penciled
in and were taken back to all fa-
culty and staff. The committee
will then meet again and look at
Thank You from
Mrs. Myrle Jones
We Want You To Be
Part of the Friendly Place
BIBLE STUDY..................... 9:45 a.m. EVENING WORSHIP ........... 7:00 p:m.
MORNING WORSHIP................ 11:00a.m. WEDNESDAY........... ......7:00 p.m.
CHURCH TRAINING .................. 5:45 p.m.
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue
DANIEL W. DUNCAN Pastor
S ; .. ALLEN STEWART
Min. of Education
United MIVethpdist Church
Corner of 4th. St. & Parker Ave.
Lynnwvood R. Wynne, Pastor
Sunday School............................... 10 a.m.
M morning W worship ................... ................ ............ ....................... 11 a.m .
Evening Worship .......... 6 p.m.
Buford Gay Minister of Music' Pd. thru 325/93
CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST
145 Avenue D* Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School. 1........ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:30.a.m.
Night Worship 1st Sunday Night at 6:00 p.m. (only)
Every Fourth (4th) Sunday Is Youth Sunday ,
Tuesday Night Prayer & Bible Band 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Elder O.T. Stallworth, Pastor Minister Johnny Jenkins, Jr., Minister
[First United Methodist Church
-_ 111 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
| Morning Church,.................. 9:00 a.m. CT
I., lGhurch Schooi ................. 10:00 a.m. CT
.. -. Nursery Provided
Charles M. Parker, Pastor John Anderson, Musio Director
"The Exciting Place to Worship"
ff irst 3aptist Church
102 Third Street
Port St. Joe, Florida
S HOWARD BROWNING, Pastor
( THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Port St. Yoe
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
Bible Study Worship
10 a.m. Sunday 11 a.m. Sunday
7 p.m. Wednesday Attended Nursery
Minister: Louie Consoli
"FOR THE SON OF MAN IS NOT COME TO DE-
STROY MEN'S LIVES, BUT TO SAVE THEM."
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
i. 1 -
First Union Bank Building
9:00am Sunday School
10am and 6pm Worship
Wed. 6:30pm prayer service
Come as you, are. The Lord won't
have you any other way.
By Linda Whitfield
Mrs. Myrle Jones, media
aide, would like to thank the
school and community for the
cards. visits, and prayers on be-
half of her mother. HatUle Sum-
ner. Mrs. Sumner is staying with
Myrle and her husband, Bo, while'
she is ill. Mrs. Sumner is from
Bristol, but while on the mend,
she's enjoying Wewa hospitality.
Mrs. Alisa Walker and Mrs.
Linda Whitfield attended a two-
day meeting hosted by the Jos-
tens Corporation at Destin on
Thursday and Friday, March 11
and 12. The meeting was about
new technology, grant writing,
and learning about computers.
Important Meeting Held
The Gulf County School
Board met in special session on
March 16, at the Gulf County
Courthouse. The purpose of the
meeting was to review middle
school proposals and administra-
tive office space needs.
Student of the Week
Aaron Vickery, son of Sue
and Randy Vickery, is the stu-
dent of the week. Aaron is in the
second grade classroom of Mrs.
Judi Lister and the Chapter I
classroom of Ms, Sue Abreu. Aa-
ron's favorite subject in school is
math. When he grows up, he
thinks he would like to be a po-
liceman. Like a good many peo-
ple, Aaron admires the country
singer, Billy Ray Cyrus and of
course his favorite song is "Boot
Scootin' Boogie." Aaron likes to
play with Justin Taunton, son of
Mark and Kathy Taunton. He also
likes to read and claims Max as
his favorite book. Aaron said this
about himself, "I like my family
and I love my Granny. I especially, ,
love Bruiser, my German Shep-
herd dog and my kittens, who are
too little to name yet School is
nice. It helpsyou learn and you..-
get to meet your menas. Aaron A spiritual program Will be
is a fine young man at our held Friday night, March 19 at
8:00 p.m., Zion Fair Baptist
F Church. The program will give
Faith special honor to members cele-
brating birthdays from January
'I through March. Please submit
h s a Ayour name to the church secre-
Fred Goebert, principal of tary.
Faith Christian School, has an- Family and friends may par-
nounced the honor roll for the ticipate in this program by dis,
fourth six week grading period. playing their .talent. Evqryone is
All A's '' invited to attend and participate.
First Grade Refreshments will be served
Rachel Bixler, Lyndsey Hill, following the service.
Second Grade ....----- M
Katie Geoghagan,,,Adam Nix-
on, Aaron Watson
John-Patrick, Floyd, Jason
Hart, Renee Vinson
Michael Bouington, Chad
Shana Hammock "GOOD NEWS
A's & B's
First Grade Sponsored by Evan
Jordan Hinson, Keith Manley,
Jenna Teat, Bert Waddell, Karen r
Brandon Lyles, Jeremy Ro-
bershaw, Michael Roney, Zachary .
Leslie Earley, Rachel Geo-
ghagan, Hollie Morrison, Jennifer
Christa Dykes, Becki Earley.
Andy Shoaf, Jessica Slate, Patrick
Stewart, Misti Waddell
Joshua Bell, Tammy Deeson,
Jessica Summers d
Crystal Allyn, Heather Fox,
Jessica Hill, Micah Peterson
Eleventh Grade Dr. James Smith
Tract Peiffer Evangelist, Lakeland
Anthony Lee, Brandy Wil-" "-'
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IMXL INT AX Df-D1' Q r lf. JUN, 'ITHRDa1AY, ADI'
Calendar Committee Met
Representing, WES at. the
county-wide calendar committee
meeting were Jerry Kelley, Linda
Whitfield, and April Andrews.
Mrs. Andrews was serving as an
elementary parent. After much
of Port St.Joe
Weekly Meeting Times
Sunday Morning Celebration and Worship................... 10:00 a.mt.
Thursday Night Bible Study............ ............. 7:00p.m.
Intercessory Prayer at The Rock, Mon.-Fri. ............ 7:00 8:00 a.m.
8:00 9:00 a.m.
Saturday Family Night Intercession ............ ...... 7:00 p.m.
The Rock Teens...................................................To Be Announced
Pastors: Jim and Susan List Office Hours: Monday Thursday
103 Garrison Avenue 9:00 12:00 & 2:00 4:00
Office Phone: 227-2033 Friday: 9:00 12:00
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' PORT ST. JOE
r+ 7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
+++ Sunday School 9:45
U+ + ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
"THE MIRACLE CENTER"
NEW COVENANT MISSIONARY WORLD OUTREACH CENTER...
The Family Church
252 Avenue E, Port St. Joe, Florida Cthurch Phone: 229-8137
Pastor: Rev. Napoleon Pittman
SUNDAY DAILY PRAYER
Worship: 11 a.m. and 7 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-5 thru 6th Grade
Does not discriminate based upon race, creed, color, or origin.
4: 11 A&CHURCH
40 $ 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
: a SUNDAY WORSHIP............................. 10 a.m.
0 U ADULT SCHOOL.............................11 a.m.
L *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
N).s Nursery Available
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor
Pine Street Overstreet
Sunday School................,....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship'...................................11:00 a.m.
Bible Study................ ..............'......... 6:0O p.m.*
Wednesday Bible Study ............. .m
Pastor W.L. Tremain 12/17-6/3 Phone 648-8144
/ 6 A '* .* 4
CARE Program in Third Grade
Heather Girvin, counselor the
Chemical Addiction Recovery Ef-
fort is presenting a program with
the third grade classes of 'Joyce
Quinn, Linda Tremain and Linda
Whitfield. This wonderful pro-
gram teaches the students about
drug education. We appreciate
the opportunity of having Miss
'Girvin in our school. Next week,
she will be presenting the pro-
gram in the sixth grade.
Creative Story "Lost"
by Joey Lea
"I've never hardly been lost in
my part of the neighborhood or in
any other place. I wish I don't get
lost because I have a good family,
like my dad. I have a family full of
love and tenderness."
"The Most Important Person I
by Cassidie Daniels
'The most important person I
know is my mom. I love her. She
takes care of me. She gives me
things. I love her more than any-
by Nora Dykes
"Hamsters have soft, golden-
brown fur. Animals like that are
mammals. Hamsters are lean,
friendly little animals. They move
fast when they are awake, but
they do most of their sleeping in
the day time."
at Zion Fair
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speed, good condition, $850. Georgia
title. Call 648-8779. 3tc 3/11
1986 motor home, 26 ft, fully self
contained, ideal floor plan, all the ex-
'tras, excel. cond. 647-5427.
Small camper top, fits compact
truck, fiberglass. Call 229-8623.
Doctor's 1991 Plymouth Lasar.
Low mileage, extra sporty car. Excel-
lent shape, 30 mph. $9,900 obo. 229-
8221 days, 229-8518 nights. 3/4
DROOPY CAR & TRUCK
$69.95 Most Cars
Oakley's Cars & Trucks
Corner 2nd Ave. & Madison St., Oak Grove
22' Cabin Cruiser, new carpet,
new battery, new paint, new uphol-
stery, sleeps 6, stereo, very clean,
must see. $5,000. 648-5994.
1989 Sea Ray 160 w/100 h.p.
outboard, am/fm cassette, power
steering, trim & tilt, $6,500. 639-
HUGGINS LAWN SERVICE, for
Free Estimates, 904-227-7586.
Port St. Joe Beaches Cape
Storm Cleanup Painting Decks
Free Estimates Avail. Immediately
Telephone jack installation and
repair. Pre-wire, free estimates. 30
yrs. experience. Call 639-2919.
American Legion Bingo Thurs-
day'night, 7:30 p.m. Cash prizes.
Early bird 5:00 p.m. Meetings 1st
Monday of each month, 8:00 p.m.
Port St. Joe Lodge No. 111
Reg. Stated Communication
'Mst and 3rd Thursday of each
month, 8:00 p.m., Masonic Hall, 214
Donald Scott, W.M.
Fred Nehrings, Sec.
& Income Tax
Wauneta Brewer- St. Joe Beach
Good Work Doesn't Cost, It Pays
TREE AND I
Bush Chipping, Stump Grinding
Rt. 2 Box 73D Port St. Joe,
For Rent: Female housemate
wanted, private area, completely fur-
nished, many amenities. Very nice
home, 1 block from downtown Wewa.
$250 month plus half utilities. 639-
5572 after 5 CT. tfc 3/11
Mobile home lot at Beacon Hill,
available April 1st, 1993.- Call 648-
.5162. 2tc 3/18
House, Mexico Beach, 3 bdrm., 2
ba.; carport, brick, unfurnished, fire-
place, cen. h&a, 1/2 block from gulf.
large lot, storage building, no pets.
$425 month. Call 648-8985.
Small 1 bedroom house, located
in Oak Grove. No inside pets. $200 a
month. 229-8121. ltp 3/18
For Rent: 12'x60' trailer, 5 miles
from Overstreet Bridge on Hwy. 386.
648-5306. tfc 3/4
One large metal building, behind
NAPA Parts Store on 1st St., Port St.
Joe. Small office, bath room, was
paint & body shop or use auto repair
or whatever Approx. 4,000 sq. ft.,
$450 month. Call 229-6999 or 229-
6637. tfc 2/11
518A First Street office space.
Contact Bill Sumner, Wewahitchka
State Bank. tfc 3/4
One furnished trailer and 2 trail-
er lots in Highland View. Call 227-
1260. tfc 3/4
Mobile home lot approx. 46-90 ft.
$72 month includes water & garbage
collection fee. Rustic Sands Camp-.
ground, Mexico Beach. 648-5229.
Nice one, two & three bedroom
apartments. Cen. h&a, stove & frost-
free refrigerator, playground available
with parents' supervision. Laundry
rm. provided. Rent determined by in-
come. Handicap units available. Pine
SRidge Apartments, 227-7451. Equal
Housing. tie 3/4
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 3/4
With A Smile. Let me help you
with the storm clean-up and spring
cleaning. Call 229-8230, Wanda.
CATERING & CAKES
C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing,
seltc tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box AlC, Port St.Joe
i c 3/4
We Buy, Pawn, Sell or Trade
Indian Swamp Campground
Hwy. C-387, Howard Creek
5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
706 First St. 227-2112
service now offered by
BARFIELD LAWN & GAR-
WALLPAPER PAINTING CLEANING *EXPERIENCE REFERENCE
)GER & VANNESSIA MOYER Free Estimates (904) 229-8084
Maddox Construction Company
NewHomes RG 0062723 Mobile Phone 227-5100
* New Homes
Additions & Remodeling WE BUILD TO LAST
All Your Building Needs A LIFETIME!
For Free Estimates, Call 229-8050 trc 3/4
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 tfc3/4 904/229-6821
Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tap-
per Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable
housing for the elderly and the
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, en-
.ergy efficient const., handicapped
equipped apts., available. Stove & re-
frig. fum., fully carpeted, 1 bdrm.,
apts., on-site manager.
Equal Opportunity Housing
Complex. Rent is based on income.
This complex is funded by the
Farmers Home Administration and
managed by Advisors Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more informa-
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
OFFICE SPACE. Call George
Duren at 229-6031 and leave mes-
sage. tfc 3/4
Mobile home lots for rent, located
In Mexico Beach. 648-5476.
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & re-
frig., cen. h&a, screen porch, car-
port & laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove
& refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto: heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.,
Warehouses, small and large,
some with office, suitable for small
business, 229-6200. tfce 3/4
No need for wet carpets. Dry
clean them with HOST. Use rooms
right away. Rent machine. St. Joe
Furniture, 227-1251. thru 12/92
Office Suites Available
1 on First Floor
2 on Second Floor
410 Long Ave., next to law office
Call 904-227-7413 tfq3/4
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meetings: Suriday 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
Cuts, Color, Frosting, Perms .
Betty's Beauty Salon
"A Family Salon"
311 Madison St. Betty Heath
Oak Grove Owner/Mgr.
". tic 3/4
Save on Your,
LAWN & GARDEN
Small Engine Repair
Weed Eaters -1
'^^ Generators ,
328 Reid Ave.'
Port St. Joe tfc 3/4
Yard sale: Saturday, March 20,
;,108 Hunter Circle, 8 a.m. 12 noon.
Yard Sale: Saturday, Mar. 20,
2.103 Cypress Avenue, .8 a.m. until.
Miscellaneous items. ltp 3/18
Multi-family yard sale, Friday
and Saturday, March 19 & 20, 9-4
CST, 200 Virginia Drive (between 7th
& 7th St.), Mexico Beach.
Carport Sale: Ffrlday, Marcy 19th,
113 Monica Drive (Ward Ridge), 9-2.
Boy's clothes, size 4-8, toys, tapes,
women's clothes. ltp 3/18
4 family Driveway Sale, Satur-
day, March 20, 8-2 p.m. Dolphin Run
#5 on Hwy. 98 in Mexico Beach,
across from Post Office. Golf equip-
ment, plants, dishes, books, vac, lots
of misc. ltp3/18
3 family yard sale,. Saturday,
Mar. 20, 9:00 ? Pelican Walk, St.
Joe Beach, behind Suwanee Swifty.
Rain or shine. Itp 3/18
Helping Hand Thrift Going Out of
Business. Sales Sales Sales. 201
Hwy. 98, Port St. Joe. 2tp 3/11
Need energetic, computer literate,
Girl Friday. Must be able to work
weekends and interface with the pub-
lic. Knowledge of spread sheets, word
processing software a plus. Account-
ing background beneficial. Fantasy
Properties, 648-5146. Ask for Charlie.
NEEDED: 5 sales reps, good ii-
come, good hours, will train. Apply at
526 Sixth Street, Port St. Joe.
Bar Tender, Marie's Corner Bar,
Hwy. 71 and 386'(old Dempsey Bar in
Wewa). Days or nights, apply in per-
son. tfc 3/11
Needed: Live-in babysitter, refer-
ences required. 227-1757 (work), ask
Sfor Susan, 647-3076 home.
Sewing and alterations, drapes,
complete outfits, repairs. Also cus-
tom fit sofa and chair slip covers.
Call Daisy at Aline's 229-6600 or
227-7193. tfc 3/4
JOHN F. LAW
26 Years of Experience
Injuries and Accidents.
No charge forfirst conference.
7229 Deer Haven Road, P.C. tca3/4
COSTING INSURANCE AGENCY
All Forms of Insurance
322 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
T.L.C. Lawn Service
All Types of Yard Work
Mowing, Raking, Trimming,
Weeding, Clean Outs
and Roof Sweeping.
Reasonable Monthly or
Seasonal Rates Available.
Call 229-6435 tfc 3/4
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
SSt. Joe Rent-All, Inc. |
I Small Engine Repairs I
Factory Warranty Center .
a' Tillers I
Chain sows '
0 Pumps /, l
Engine Sales |
706 Ist St.-St. Joe
S- -. tfc3/
Top of the Gulf Restaurant now
taking applications for all positions.
Apply in person, Hwy. 98 & 42nd St.,
Mexico Beach. ltc 3/18
Class C Wastewater Operator,
The City of Wewahitchka is accepting
applications for a PT/FT Class C
Wastewater Operator through April 9,
1993. The City of Wewahitchka is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Tweda McGlon, City Clerk
Unique Opportunity Local affili-
ate of nation-wide real estate organi-
zation is offering flexible work hours
and above average income to the right
person. Duties will include counseling
with individuals who have property
for sale on how to use our nationwide
marketing system. Candidates must
have or be willing to obtain a real es-
tate license. Call 227-1774.
Butler's Restaurant & Lounge is
now accepting applications for sum-
mer help. You need to be at least 16
years or older to apply. Both full &
part time jobs are available. Apply in
person after 4 p.m., no phone inquir-
ies please, 3tc 3/4
Gymnastics coaches needed for
boys and girls. Call anytime, 904-
871-5079. 4tp 2/25
Certified nursing assistant posi-.
tions available. Apply in person, Bay
St. Joseph Care Center. tfc 3/4
Wanted: To buy good, used full
size late model pickup -truck or van
with 'air conditioner, -and auto trans.
Call 648-5162. 2tc 3/18
Want to Rent House in country
preferably Overstreet area. 904-763-
5432, ask for Rick. 2tc 3/18
Wanted: Good, used low priced
refrigerator. For sale, mobile home
furnace gas. Call evenings, 229-6933.
CATHERINE L. COLLIER
Independent Sales Representative
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
(904) 229-6460 tfc 3/4
STUTZMAN CONST. CO.
All Types Roofing and Remodeling
30 years experience
Lic. #RB0030039, RC 0038936
'Where Quality Is Higher
ST. JOE RENT-ALL, Inc.
706 1st St.
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
St. Joe Rental-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Port St. Joe 227-2112
ATTENTION: Whoever has left
merchandise at the "Big. Barn" for
over 180 days, please come and pick
it up or it will be resold. 4tc 3/18
Kerosun heater, 13,100 btu,
heater looks brand new, must see,
$75. Radiant King 10,000 btu, $25.
Attention: Jewelry Lovers and
Collectors. Earrings and chains for
sale, homemade as a hobby, ranging
from $1.00 to $3.75 each. Can be
seen by appointment, call Mon.-
Thurs., between 1 and 4 p.m., 229-
6409. ltp 3/18
Good, used 20 cu. ft. Kenmore
refrigerator w/icemaker, $100, 229-
Whirlpool room Ir conditioner,
18,000 btu. Like new, used from 7/
92-9/92, still under warranty, $450.
Call 229-6971 after 4:00 p.m.
Washer and dryer, $125. Pair
only. Fish gill nets, 400 yards, 22"
lawn mower, 648-8701. 2tp 3/18
Pullout sofa bed, love seat and
king size bed. (mattress, boxspring,
frame inc.), all for $180. Call Petula
Bryant, 229-6563. ltp 3/18
BAHAMA CRUISE. 5 days/4
nights, underbooked! Must sell
$279/couple. Limited tickets. (407),
767-8100, ext. 2269, Mon.-Sat.,' 9
a.m. 9p.m. 4tp 3/18
Wooden storage shed, 12'x24',
$1,500, you move. Computer work
station, $50. 648-5146, John.
Rattan dining table, glass top & 4
chairs, call after 5 p.nm., 229-8854.
Deadhead cypress lumber, saw
mill direct to you, standard sizes plus
custom cutting. Large timbers, priva-
cy fence and delivery available. White
City, 904-827-6869. 2tc 3/11
Hospital bed for sale. Twin size,
electric, adjustable. Call 647-5354.
Wewahitchka (904) 827-2903
Port St Joe -24 hr. service
BILLY JONES QUALITY
A/C and Refrigeration, Repair & Service
Restaurant & Bar Equipment, Appliances
License #RA0066292 Insured
Free Estimates tfc 3/18
JENNY HICKS to their staff.
Now Open on Mon. Sat., 202 Bay St.
St. Joe Beach
Major Appliance Repair David Kennedy
BAYSIDE SERVICE CO.
Air Cond., Refrigeration,
Ice Machines, Washing Machines,
Dishwasher, Etc ......
BUTLER BAY RD.
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456
Sears Catalog Sales
MICHAEL KILBOURN, Owner
Williams Avenue tic 3/4
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 tfc3/4
Hot Tar ROOFIN
Re-Roofing Free Estimates
647-3219 < f
Eddie "The Beaches" 4y,
"Smarter Than Water? tfc3/4 Lydia
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PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. MARCH 18. 1993
^i Principal's Desk
,. By Larry A. Mathes
Note to all students: Remember, you're supposed to wait until
the Spring Holidays-get here before you quit working for a week.
'Parents please encourage your students) to keep working hard.
There are only.nine weeks of classes left, and less than that for sen-
iors. With so many activities happening during the Spring, students
must really concentrate while they are in class.
A big thanks goes to the Wewahitchka State Bank for purchas-
ing and donating the beautiful handcarved gator on display in the
front trophy case. The artistic piece is the creation of Mr. Earnest
Hand of Wewahitchka, well known for his work with wood. He is a
1968 graduate of WHSI If anyone would like to match the Bank's ef-
fort, we'd surely appreciate itll
Two WHS students, Miss Tammy'Davis and Mr. Beau Whitfleld
represented WHS and Wewahitchka in Tallahassee with the REA
Youth trip they visited the House, the Senate, the Florida Su-
prenie Court, had breakfast with our LegisJators, and attended a
dance for all the State of Florida winners. ..
Hey! Ask the WHS baseballers if they've ever been i, 'a water-
spout? Word is they got in unexpected bus wash coming back from"
Carrabelle last Friday night! "
Casi Lindsey will compete in the State Young Woman of the
Year event March 24th. She will represent Gulf County well guar-
ATTENTION 93-94 NINTH GRADE PARENTS Remember
that registration for next year will be Monday and Tuesday, March
22 and 23 from 6:00 to'8:00 p.m. You should have received a letter
by now. If you haven't, please contact the school.
New Saturday Hours Announced
for Port St. Joe Post Office
The United States Postal Ser-
vice is endeavoring to provide the.
customers of the Port St. Joe Post
Office with more window service
hours. It has come to the Post Of-
fice's attention that more custom-
ers can be helped by providing
window services on Saturday
morning. Therefore, the Post Of-
fice will be opening every Satur-
day morning from 10:00 a.m. un-'
til noon EST.
he Post Office will offer a wide
range of services including stamp
purchasing, money orders, insu-
rance, priority, express mail, and
all other regular window services.
The new hours on Saturday,
To: Sara Daniels
If you were a flower
And I was a bee
< '-er form- -
'With love forever,.
By Richard Miller
*A convertible safety seat is
convenient because it fits a
child from birth to about age 4,
or 40 pounds. For babies, the
seat reclines and is installed
facing rearward. For a toddler,
it converts to upright and faces
forward. The rear seat is the
safest location for a child.
*A clunking souhd under the
car when starting forward or
backing up might warn of a fail-
ing universal joint. Have it
checked fast; it's serious if it
breaks while driving. In a front-
wheel drive car, the noise
might indicate looseness in a
*Radiator pressure cap an
inexpensive, part serves as
a car's safety valve. When it
cannot control cooling-system
pressure as it should, the cool-
ant begins to boil off and the
engine overheats. Check pres-
sure cap, pressure release
%Yalve and rubber seal often.
*How it works: fuel injection re-
places the carburetor to get
gasoline to the cylinders. It
uses a smart microprocessor to
sense what the engine needs
and adjusts fuel spray for opti-
mum fuel fixture.
*New-Used Cars: What works
best: the super new models
we're featuring now at
118 Market Street
Service and Sales
Come see 'em for yourself.
along' with the eight hotlrs each
day the Post Office is qpen on
Monday through Friday, is .their
attempt to. provide you "the cus-
tomer" with the-best quality ser-'
vice possible. ,
'We realize that our service is
only as good as you say It is. We
want you to be.s4tisfled. Our new
window service hours are:- 8:30 -
4:30 Monday Friday and 10:00 -
12:00 Saturday," stated Dennis
The Gulf County Schools
have announced their lunch
menu for the week. Due to availa-
....bility of certain- food items, me-
.nus :may change .'. -
Monday, March 22: manag-
Tuesday, March 23: beef stew
or chicken with rice, english
peas, fruit cup, roll; milk and
Wednesday, March 24: spa-
ghetti with meat sauce and
cheese, tossed salad, green
beans, roll and milk
Thursday, March 25: 'chili
dog, cheese wedge, tossed salad
or cole slaw, french fries, milk
Friday, March 26: pizza bur-
ger, sliced tomato, lima beans,
milk and fruit cobbler.
OFFICE SUPPLY STORE
Phone 227-1278 229-8997 FAX 227-7212
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It has been awhile since the
WHS Band has been in the news.
It is not because they haven't
been working very hard, but be-
cause we did not have a reporter
to do this for the band. It is now
time to catch the community up
on what has been happening with
the band during the 1992-93
On October 17, the WHS
band traveled to Opp, Alabama,
to perform in the Little Big Horn
Marching Festival. The band had
to leave'at 6:45 a.m. to be able to
get there on time to do their per-
formance. They received an Excel-
lent rating from' the judges and
returned around 2:30 a.m. on the
18th with a nice big trophy to put
in the display case at school.
On November, 7, the band
traveled to Panama City to partic-
ipate In the FBA marching festival
held there. They put on their
show in very cold and windy
weather and received a good rat-'
ing for it.
During the week of January
7-9, Mr. Stryker and two stu-
dents were in Tampa to partici-
pate in the Allstate Honor Band
held there. Charlie Cole was cho-
sen to represent the band in 'the
.seventh and eighth grade Honor
Band and Corrina Copeland was
chosen to represent the band in
the Small Schools Honor Band.
'These two students worked very
hard at rehearsals for two days
with students from all over Flori-
'da. Their concert was held on
Saturday, January 9th. Congrat-
ulations to Charlie and Corrina
for being selected for this honor.
The District Honor Band was
held in Blountstown on January
23. Mr. Stryker was able to take
nine students to perform in the
Jr. High Band and seven in the
Senior High Band. The students
who participated in the District
Honor Band were: Jr. High -
Charlie Cole, Adam Taunton, Roy
Striplin, Ginny McClellan, Rachel
Grahl, Melissa Griffin, Aaron
Wynn, Rusty McKnight, and Me-
lissa Owens. The Sr. High stu-
dents were: Corrina Copeland,
Jolynn Hall, Jason Mooneyham,
Dan Sims, Steven Norris, Billy
Armstrong, and Jimmy McDaniel.
The'band was also invited to
participate in the 1993 Solo En-
semble Festival held in Panama
City on February 13. Mr. Stryker
had 28 students to participate in
this event, two of which .were ,.
sixth graders. Solo Ensemble is
an event where a student per-
forms a song on his or her instru-
ment before a Judge for a rating.
The ratings are on a scale from
one to five (1-superior, 2-
excellent, 3-good, 4-fair, and 5-
poor). The music they play is also
on a scale of grading with 1 being
the easiest on up to a grade of 6
or 7 being the hardest We had
20 students to bring back superi-
or ratings and eight to bring back
excellent ratings. The students
playing a grade 4 piece of 'music
and made a superior rating were:
Jason Mooneyham, 10th grade,
and Colin Hutchinson, 10th. The
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students who performed a grade
4 and received an excellent rating
were: Corrina Copeland, 10th; Jo-
lynn Hall, 10th; and Dan Sims,
llth. The student performing a
grade 3 with a superior rating
was Kenneth Knowles, 10th. Stu-
dents with a grade 3 piece of mu-
sic and an excellent rating were:
Tammy DeMille, 10th and Jolene
Carithers, 10th. The student per-
forming a grade 2 piece with a su-
perior rating was Tana Copeland,
6th. The student with a grade 2
and an excellent rating was Mi-
chelle Owens, 8th. The students
performing a grade 1 with a rat-
ing of superior were: Amanda
Atchison, 6th; Kenny Maddox,
7th; Sandra Pitts, 7th; Erica
Rudd, 7th; Aaron Wynn, 7th;
Ginny McClellan, 8th; Rachel
Grahl, 8th; Charlie Cole, 8th;
Matthew Holmes, 8th; Roy Stri-
plin, 8th; and Rusty McKnight,
8th. The students performing a
grade 1 with an excellent rating
were Gary Carter, 7th and Adam
The Dazzlers which consist of
five dancers also performed at the
Solo Ensemble and received a su-
perior rating. The names of the
girls are: Tiffani Tucker, Jodie Re-
ynolds, Ashley Hanlon, Diana
Causey, and Tammy Nunnery.
The two sixth-grade students
who participated in the Solo En-
semble are Amanda Atchison and
Tana Copeland. As far as Mr.
Stryker knows, they are the only
students for WES who have par-
ticipated in something of this
kind and bring back the highest
rating too. Mr. Stryker is very
proud of his sixth grade students
and is looking forward to contin-
ued support from the elementary
WHS Band also has two stu-
dents who made a superior rating
at Solo Ensemble which makes
them eligible for the State Solo |
Ensemble held in Jacksonville in
April. Jason Mooneyham and Col-
in Hutchinson will be traveling
there in April to participate in
their festival. Congratulations
and good luck.
Mr. Stryker is also proud to
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1993 PAGE 7B
IN TIHE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA. IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO. 92-281-CA
MI)D STATE TRUST II. a Ielaware n businesn-ss tl.
I'n iln if.
BILLY J. LEONIIEKRGEI and KIM M. LEOtNIKR-
GER. his Wife: ASSOCIATES FINANCIAL SERVIC-
S COMPANY OF FLORIDA. INC.: BAY IOSIPITAl.,
INC.. d/l/a IICA GULF COAST IIOSIPITAI.: andu
BEKN'FICIAL FI.ORIDA. INC..
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ILL.Y J. IE.ONIMERGER. whose current resi-
dence Is known, but whose last known
address was 34105 Whitney Court. Tallahas-
see, Florida 32308
KIM M. LEONBERGER. whose current ad-
dress Is unknown, but whose last known ad-
dress was 3405 Whitney Court. Tallahassee.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Complahnt to
foreclose a mortgage on the following described
real property In Gulf County. Florida, which mort-
gtge Is recorded In Gulf County Official Recoruds
Iook 119. Pages 754-755. to-wit:
Lot No. 12. Creekwood (Phase 11) more particu-
larly described as: Commence at the NE cor-
tner of the S 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4.
of S35. T5S. (RIlIW. Gulf Co., FL and thence
run S (Bearing Base) along the E boundary
line of said NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 for 450.56
ft. thence S89125'45"W for 392.51 ft. to the E
right of way line of So. Fork Drive thence
S0034'15"E along said right of way line for
336.00 ft. for the POB. From said POB contin-
ue S00934'l5"E along said right of way line for
125.00 ft. thence leaving said right of way line
run N8925'45'"E for 176.94 ILt thence
N03"17'00"E for 125.28. ft. thence
S8925'45'W for 185.35 ft. to the POB. Said
parcel of land having an area of .52 acres,
more or less. and being subject to a 10 ft. wide
drainage easement along the Easterly boun-
dary thereof. Also known as Lot 12. of the UN-
S RECORI)ED P'LAT OF CREEKWOOD UNIT NO.
has been filed against you and you aire required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, If any.- to It
on PlalnUffs' Attorney. JULIAN BENNET. P.O.
Box 2422. Panama City, Florida 32402. on or be-
fore the 7th day ofApigI. 1993. and file the original
with the Clerk of thi Court either before service
on Plaintiffs' attorney or immediately .thereafter;
otherwise a default w be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court o0i
this 17th lday of February, 1993.
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Tonya Knox .
Deputy Clerk '
Publish: February 25. March 4. 11. and 18, 1993.
Registered cocker spaniel, all
shots, blonde, 8 months old, $140 In-
cludes pet taxi. Red headed Mexican
Amazon parrot, female, $200. Call
Start now to prevent fleas Mother
Nature's way wlthout'pesticides. Ask
BARFIELD'S LAWN & GARDEN, Reid
Ave., about HAPPY JACK TABLICKS.
Chewable nutritious. For dogs & eats.
Looking for a cold weather dog
food without spending a fortune? Ask
BARFIELD LAWN & GARDEN 229-
2727 about HAPPY JACK HI-ENERGY
DOG FOOD. Specifically formulated
for hunting dogs & growing pups.
HAPPY JACK TONEKOTE: Liquid'
food supplement provides nutrients
for a warm winter coat for dogs &
cats. BARFIELD'S LAWN & GARDEN,
229-2727. 6tc 2/11
Ask BARFIELD LAWN & GAR-
DEN 229-2727 about HAPPY .JACK.
l PRO-BRED MEAT e RATION.' Meat
based-SOY FREE. Less kennel clean-
up. Formulated for professional
breeders. Contains NO BHT or Ethox-
yquin. 12t 2/4
Looking for a cold weather dog
food without spending a fortune? Ask
BARFIELD LAWN & GARDEN 229-
2727 about HAPPY JACK HI-ENERGY
DOG FOOD. Specifically formulated
for hunting dogs & growing pups.
HAPPY JACK TRIVERMICIDE:
Recognized safe & effective against
hook, round & tapeworms in dogs &
cats. Available O-T-C at Barfield's
Lawn & Garden, 229-2727.
Console looks & works good,
$95. Nice 19" color TV, $69, 13" color
TV, $55. Call Jim, 647-3116.
1986 14'x65' Northriver mobile
home, 2 bdrm., 2 full bath, liv. rm. &
kitchen with a pantry-washroom. To-
tal gas stove, oven, heat, air cond.; re-
frig. New carpet. Also 8'x30' deck on
front, great condition. Assume equity,
call 647-8383 after 3:00 p.m. for
more information. 4tp 3/11
Bedding plants, flowers,, house-
plants, baskets and, shrubs at the Big
Barn Flea Market, corner of Hwy. 98
& Hwy. 71. 6top 2/25
Attention Attention Atten-
tion: Lawn service & tractor work, B
& J Enterprise, reasonable rates. Call
827-2805 or 827-2876. 52tp 1/7
Port St. Joe Western Auto now
honoring entire Panama City West-
ern Auto company store advertised
sale prices. 227-1105, 219 Reid
Ave. tfe 3/4
i Western Auto Special. Computer
spin balance 4 tires and tire rotation.
$19.95. 227-1105. tfc 3/4
To buy or sell Avon call Sarah
Kemp at 229-6495 after 5 p.m. or
weekends. tfc 3/4
Electrolux and all other vacu-
ums, repairs and sales, bags, any-
thing for any vacuum and any central
built-in vac's. Callaway Vacuum, Tyn-
dall Parkway. near Hwy. 22, Panama
City, FL 32404. 763-7443.
pd. thru 9/1/93
Port St. Joe Western Auto now
honoring Panama- City Western Auto
Co. store advertised tire sale prices.
Scars Card now at Port St. Joe West-.
ern Auto. Discover TOO! Also Com-
puter Wheel Alignment. 227-1105.
FREE: Eight lesson Bible study.
Postage and envelope supplied.
Send request to Bible Study, P. 0:.
Box 758, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
l tfc 3/4
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF T11E FOURTEENTH I
,JIIICIALi CIRCUIT. IN AND FOR HAY COI:N-FY.
CASE NO. 93-709
IN RK: The Miarriage of
PAUI. ERWIN FIKE'S.
MARY CAT'EI RINE FIKES.
NOTICE OF ACTION
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: P'AUl. RWIN FIKES
YOU ARE IHEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
for dlissoltion of marriage has been filed against
you stand you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses. If any. to It on MARY CATHE-
RINE FIKES. Petitioner. whose address is HC3 Box
171C. Port St. Joe. FL 32456 on or before April I.
1993. and file the original with the clerk of this
court before service on Petitioner or Immediately
thereafter. If you fall to do so.' a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in the
WITNHISS my hand and the seal of this court
on February 22. 1993.
CLERK OF THEF COURT
By: /s/ Parn M. Loper
publish: Febniary 25. March 4. l1. and 18. 1993.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA. IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO. 92-246
PEOPLES FIRST FINANCIAL SAVINGS AND LOAN
ASSOCIATION. a State Chartered Savings and
ELIZABETH CARROL HANDS and BOARDWALK
OF CAPE SAN BIAS HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIA-
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is given that pursuant to a Final
Judgement dated February 22. 1993, In Case No.
92-246 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Ju-
dicial Circuit In and for Gulf County. Florida, In
which PEOPLES FIRST FINANCIAL SAVINGS AND
LOAN ASSOCIATION, a State Chartered Savings
and Loan Association, is the Plaintiff and ELIZA-
BETH CARROLL SHANDS and BOARDWALK OF
CAPE SAN BIAS HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION,
INC., are the Defendants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidderfor cash at the West Front Door of
the Courthouse In Gulf County, Florida, on March
24. 1993 at 11:00 am., EST the following-
described property set forth In the Final Judge-
Lot 10, Block 3. Unit.# .1 Surfslde Estatesi, ac-
cording to an official .plat thereof on file In the
Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court.. Gulf
County, Florida In Plat Book 2, Page 18, Public
Records of Gulf County, Florida. Also known
as Lot 40, The Boardwalk at Cape San Bias.
DATED this 22 day of February. 1993.
GULF COUNTY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Lynne Renfro
Publish: March 11 and 18. 1993.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR :GULF
CASE. NO. 92-175
BANK SOUTH.' N.A.,
WILLIAM A. OTDELL and GEORGE W. LOTZ, JR.,
NEW house for sale by owner at
St Joe Beach on Alabama Ave. 2
bdrm., 2 ba., cen. h&a, double gar-
age. See by appointment Call 229-
3 bedroom brick house, 2 full
baths, large den, deck. $65,000, be-
fore 6:00, 229-8880, after 6:00, 229-
Country house on 3 acres, 2 bed-
room, I bath, fireplace, peaceful
neighborhood, gardener's delight, all
the asparagus you can eat, $47,000.
Call 904-233-0123, 9-5. M-S; 647-
. 3259 evenings & Sunday; .
Nice 3 bedroom 1 bath home, has
cen. heat & air, new cabinets. 206
10th St. Call 229-6055 for more infor-
mation. tfc 3/4
Country living overlooking We-
tappo Creek, 3 bdrm., 2 ba. 1500 sq.
ft. living space, 26'x56' mobile home,
15k26' grand room, ch&a, Iflreplace, 2
car garage, 2 uttl. bldg.,; 2 covered
porches, one .14'x26' open. deck,
swimming pool w/privacy fence,
beautiful landscaped on two 1/2 acre
lots with c/l fence. $56,500. Call 648-
5323 for appt I tfc 3/4
50x150 lot w/2 BR, 14x60 MH
and all improvements. $21,500.
Americus St., St. Joe Beach. Financ-
ing Available. Call 648-5323.
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery
Road, I mile off. Overstreet Road, 9,
miles south of Wewa. Owner financ-
ing. Call 229-6961. tfc 3/4
Remodeled 3 bdrm.. I ba. brick
home, new cen.a&h, water heater &
roof, all, appliances, spac. kitchen &
dining rm., privacy fence, sun deck &
workshop, etc. on 1g. lot Energy effi-
cient, $53,000. Call 648-8215 or 221-
1501. tfc 3/4,
1/2 acre fenced on cul-de-sac, 3
bdrm., 1 bath. central heat & air, car-
ipet, fans & blinds; interior upgraded,
near boat ramp for excel. fishing.
Great for retirement or young family.
Owner helps with closing. 827-7375.
.1017 Marvin.Ave. 3 bdrm., 2
ba. masonry house on nice 90'x150'
shaded lot. Cen. h&a, liv. rm., Ig. den
w/flreplace, screened in porch, fenced
in back yard with block storage bldg.
Appliances including refrig,, dish-
washer, clothes washer, microwave,
and 2 hot water heaters, $57,500.00.
229-6642 nights or 227-7200 days.
For Sale by Owner: Furnished 2
bdrm. house on Burgess Creek. Lot
size 86'x350', from Magnolia Road to
Creek, private boat landing. Cen. heat
and elec. appliances. Large screened
in back porch. $28,500. Call 904-
648-5190, some owner financing.
New 3 bdrm., 2 ba. home, 1400
ft. heat/cooled, on beautiful Chipola
River, Ig. deck, dock on river. 2 car
carport, 100 ft. waterfront. Applianc-
es, owner financing with down pay-
ment. Call 904-762-8597 after 5 p.m.
1310 Palm Blvd. 2 bedroom
frame house,. Ig. country kitchen &
appliances. Cen. heat. window air,
ceiling fans, like new washer & dryer.
dinette, china cabinet, couch, chair,
curtains & blinds included. $29,500.
Call 639-2541 after 5 p.m. tfc 3/4
2.73 acres at Sunshine Farms.
Ovcrstreet. Partially cleared comer
acreage. $15.000 negotiable. Call B.
Given. 227-1467 after 6 p.m.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HERE Y GIVEN that. pursiuuat
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 22
lday of Feblruiary. 1993. In Case No. 92-175 of the
Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Jutdicial Circuit ill
mid for Gulf Ciunty. Florida In which BANK
SOUTII, N.A. Is the I'lalnUff andl WILLIAM A.
O'DKI.L iind GEORGE W. LOTZ. JR., are the De-
fendants. the HONORABLE BENNY LISTER. Clerk
of Circuit Court, will sell the personal property at
public sale on the 24th day of March, 1993 at
1 1:00 a.m. EST to the highest bidder for cash, ex-,
cept as prescribed In Paragraph 4 at the Front
Door of the Clerk's Office; Gulf County Court-
house, Port St. Joe. Florida In Gulf County, Flori-
da, in accordance wIth Section 45,031, Florida
Statutes the following described personal property:
Lot 10. Block 8, Yon's Addition to Beacon Hill
according to the official plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book 1. Page 45, Public Records of Gulf
Witness my hand and official seal of this
Honorable Court, this 22 day of February, 1993.
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/Tonya Knox
Publish: March I 1 and 18. 1993.
I., Eugene H. Wilson. Ill, will no longer be re-
sponsible for debts incunrred by Jean G. Martin
Wilson as of this date March 11. 1993.
Puhllsh: March 11, 18, and 25, 1993.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA. IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO. 93-44
IN RE: The Marriage of
SONIA ALVAREZ ALVAREZ RENTA.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Sonia Alvarez Alvarez Renta
HC-01 4843 Camaseycs
Aguadilla. Puerto RIco 00603
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition
for dissolution has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your Answer or oth-
er response to the Petition on Petitioner's Attorney.
ROBERT M. MOORE. P.O. Box 248, Port St Joe,
Florida 32456. and file the original thereof In the
Circuit Court Clerk's Office, Gulf County Court-
house, Port St. Joe, Flrolda 32456, on or before
the 12th.day of April, 1993. If you fa0l to do so, a
Final Judgment for the relief sought may be grant-
ed by default
DATED this the 1:th day of March, 1993.
BENNY C. LISTER
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Tonya Knox
PublIsh: March 18, 25, April I and 8, 1993.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA. IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO. 93-15
IN RE: The Marriage of
LESLIE C. HALL,
DENEISE QUINN HALL,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Leslie C. Hall
2645 Truxell Road, Apt. 96
Sacramento, California 95833
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition
for dissolution has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your Answer or oth-
er response to the Petition on Petitioner's Attorney:
ROBERT M. MOORE, P.O. Box 248, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, and file the original thereof In the
Circuit Court Clerk's Office, Gulf County Court-
house, Port St Joe, Flrolda 32456, on or before
the 12th day of April, 1993. If you fail to do so. a
Final Judgment for the relief sought may be grant-
ed by default.
DATED this the llth day of March, 1993.
Clerk of Circuit Court
By s// Tonya Knox
Publish: March 18, 25. April 1 and 8, 1993.
Notice Is hereby given that the undersigned
persons) Intend to register with the State of Flori-
da the ficitious name or tade name under which
they will be engaged In business and In which said
business Is to be carried on, to-wtlb
COMPANY NAME: JESSIE CONTRACTING
LOCATION: 5678 GEORGIA AVENtE., ST. JOE
BEACH, FLORIDA 32456
ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 13511, ,MEXICO BEACH,
FLORIDA 32410 7 -
OWNER: EDWARD FISHER'i,- I- '- t. i'
Publish: March 18,. 1993.
IN THE COUNTY COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORI-.
CASE NO. 91-176
. CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK OF PORT ST.
JEFFREY J. THIMMER and DAWN J. THIMMER,
SNOTICB OF ACTION
TO: JEFFREY J. THIMMER and DAWN J. THIM-
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Defi-
clency Judgment has been filed against you. You
are required to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, If any, to the action on the Plaintiffs Attorney,
whose name and address Is CHARLES A. COSTIN,
Post Office Box 98, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, on
or before April 21, 1993 and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before service on
Plaintiffs Attorney or Immediately thereafter oth-
erwise a Judgment will be entered to the relief de-
manded In the complaint. '
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on
March 8th, 1993.
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF GULF COUNTY COURT
By: /s/ Stacle M. Davis
Publish: March 18. 25. April 1. and 8. 1993.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 3923-15 ''
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, will receive sealed bidse from any
Person, .company, or corporation Interested in pur4
Schasng the following described personal property:
/ (1) Loralne Crane/Shovel, 12.5 for H6.55915
Equipment available for viewing at the Gulf
County Public Works Department located in
Wewahltchka, (904) 639-2238.
Delivery Date must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver
unit on specified date will be set at $25.00 per
d Please indicate on envelope that this is a
sealed Bid, the Bid Number, arid what the bid Is
Fun Animal Facts Abound
If you have a family pet, like
a dog or cat, you probably know
lots about it. But, how Inuch do
you know about animals like
lions and crocodiles? Here are
some interesting facts to share
with your friends:
*The chuckwalla lizard
scrambles between rocks when
frightened. Once out of view of its
predator, it gulps air and actually
puffs itself up! Then it is wedged
so tightly, most other animals
can't drag it out into the open.
*A butterfly's tongue is hollow
just like a straw. Why can't'
you see it? It keeps it "rolled up"
until it is hungry, then it unrolls
into a flower to suck up 'the nec-
*If a donkey and a,horse have
an offspring, it is called a mule. If
a father lion has a baby with' a
mother tiger, the result is a liger.
If the mother is a lion and the fa-
ther is a leopard, they will be-
come parents of a bouncing little
*When opossum mothers
search for food, where do they
put their children? You might say
a "shopping cart" of sorts. The ba-
bies ride on her back!
Light as a feather
*How much does a newborn
meadow mouse weigh? About the
same as a feathers
*All amphibians lay soft eggs
with no shells. That is why they
must be laid in water or wet plac-
*Did you know the word "am-
phibian" means "two' lives?" It
does. These animals live on land-
U.S. Air Force
Jenny M. Simmons, of Port
St. Joe, recently enlisted into the
United States Air Force, accord-
ing to Ssgt. Elizabeth Mallette,
the local Air Force recruiter.
Upon successfully completing
the Air Force's six week basic
training course at Lackland Air
Force Base, near San Antonio,
Texas, she will receive technical
training in her designated career
Jenny, a graduate of Port St.
Joe High School, will earn credits
toward an associate's degree in
applied sciences through the
Community College of the Air
Force while attending basic and
technical training schools.
Bids will be received until 5:00 o'clock. p.m.,
ET, April 13, 1993, at the Office of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court. Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida '32456 The Board re-
senres the right L. reject any andall bidp .- .
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUN-TY. FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Nathan Peters, Jr.
Publish: March 18 and 25, 1993.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9203-14
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County. Florida, will receive sealed bide from any
person, company, or corporation interested In sell-
Ing the County the following described personal
Sealed bids will be received until 5:00 p.m.,
March 23, 1993 from any firm that Is Interest-
ed in contracting with Gulf County to provide '
Solar Screening for approximately 1804 sq. ft.
of stationary windows. Measurements consist
of 31 4' x 10' upright windows on the first
floor, 19 2:5" x 8' upright windows on the sec-
ond' floor, and 402' x 2' first floor ridge win-
dows. Solar screen specifications are as f9l-
1. Screen frame must consist of durable main-
tenance free, bronze In color, aluminum con-
struction, and allow for future screen replace-.
2. Solar screens must consist of a strong vinyl
material and reduce Sun's heat at a minimum
of 60%, yet allow soft light penetration without
blocking Inside vision.
3. Solar screens will attach to existing window
frames by means of through screen frame an-
chor screws, allowing easy removal for periodic
Delivery Date must be specified.
Liquldated 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
Bids will be received until 5:00 o'clock p.m.,
,,ET, March 23, 1993, at the Office of the Clerk of
the Circuit Court, Gulf County Courthouse, 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
SB /s/ Nathan Peters, Jr.
Publisht March 18, 1993.
-Fantasy Properties, Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478
SUNDAY, MARCH 21
1 4 p.m. EST
408 Gulf Aire Drive, Gulf Aire Subdivision St. Joe Beach
Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick home, subdivision swimming pool
and tennis court. Owner transferred. Reduced to $93,500. Offers.
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and in water.
Warts from toads?
*What's the difference be-
tween a frog and. a toad? The toad
has rough, damp skin, with short
back legs and a heavy body. A
frog has smooth skin with a thin-
ner body and longer back legs.
And, by the way, you won't catch
warts if you touch a toad!
*The leaf fish acts like a leaf
floating in the water, waiting for
smaller fish to devour.
*Many snakes play dead, be-
cause most animals won't eat
them that way.
*When certain lizards are in
danger, they open their mouths
and lift a large piece of skin up
around their neck. This makes
them appear larger, and frightens
off would-be predators.
*Most birds are devoured
whenever they get too near a
crocodile, but the "water dikkop"
birds actually lay their eggs in the
same places the crocodiles do.
Why are these birds safe
among the large creatures? It is
because water dikkops eat in-
sects that bother crocodiles.
Therefore, they are welcomed in
to the community!
Peterson Responds to
Town Hall Meetings
by Rep. Pete Peterson
During my last term I had the opportunity to hear first hand the
views and concern of hundreds of North Florida residents through more
than 50 town meetings that covered all the issues of the day. In continu-
ing with my commitment to keep in touch with my constituents in the
Second Congressional District, I was anxious to resume my town meeting
series with the start of this new congressional term. I held my first town
meetings of this term in Panama City, Chipley, Live Oak and Apalachico-
la, and will hold additional meetings during an upcoming Easter district
On February 9, I held my first official town meeting in Panama City,
which became part of my district during reapportionment last year. I un-
derstand and value the importance of my Bay County constituents, and
so decided to hold the first meeting of my new term with them. Bay
County has a reputation for citizen involvement and interest in govern-
ment, .and that reputation was reinforced strongly with me when more
than 170 people came to the County Courthouse to voice their opinions
about a wide variety of issues.
The most common theme in the discussion, which continued for al-
most two hours, was the state of our nation's economy. Whether focusing
on health care, military or veterans' issues, or on government regulation,
people were genuinely concerned about the state of the national econo-
my, the national debt, and the budget deficit. They have closely examined
the effect of these problems on their lives, and want to know how the
Federal government is responding to their concerns..
While there are some economic indicators that could lead us to be-
lieve that the current recession is ending, the hard fact remains that in-
dividual Americans still are feeling the effects of long-term economic stag-
nation. Unlike previous recoveries, the current upturn in the economy
has not resulted in the creation of new jobs. And frankly, economic indi-
cators are meaningless to the 37 million Americans with no.health insu-
rance, to the veterans who are affected by cutbacks in services at VA and
military hospitals, and to the small business owners who are struggling
to keep their doors open.
Clearly, the time has come for a new direction in America. For more
than a decade, the government and the private sector operated on sky-
rocketing debt, debt that first created artificial wealthy but has now truly
inhibited our ability to invest in America.
In his State of the Union address on February 17, President Clinton
honestly defined the economic problems facing our nation and outlined
his plan to reduce the deficit, to shift our emphasis in public and private
spending to investment, and to earn the public's trust by paying for these
plans with cuts in government spending and with increased revenue.
I generally support the President's plan, and feel it addresses many
of the economic concerns raised by constituents in our town meetings. In
fact,,,follqwing the State of the Union address, more .than 60. percent of
the callers to my district offices indicated that they supported President
Clinton's proposals as well. I remain convinced, however, that we can
and must make additional cuts in government programs, and in the size
of government itself, to bring us at least to a one-to-one ratio of spending
cuts and revenue increases over the five years of the plan.
Clearly, winning Congressional approval for an economic package of
this magnitude will be difficult. There are many special-interest and po-
litical roadblocks in the way, designed to weaken or gut specific aspects
of the President's proposals. It is a dangerous situation as I firmly believe
that for the President's plan to work, we, must consider it in its entirety
and deal with it on all its merits rather than pick it apart piecemeal.
I admire President Clinton's courage and leadership in making the
many tough choices outlined in the plan, and I will work with him in his
efforts to get the economy running at full speed again while reducing our
One area in which I am personally taking the lead, and an area of
concern that has been universally voiced by the people at my town meet-
ings over the last two years, is that of health care reform.
The reason I am so strongly focused on health care reform is that we
will fail in our efforts to stimulate America's economy if we don't control
the deficit, and we cannot control the deficit if we do not control the sky-
rocketing cost of health care.
President Clinton has advocated the general framework of managed
competition, and has shown' a willingness to work with Congress on the
issue in order to gain the consensus necessary to pass major reform leg-
islation. I look forward to working with him to pass this Important meas-
Of one thing I am confident: we'will find solutions to our current eco-
nomic problems as long as the American people are willing to take the
opportunity to face short-term challenges to produce long-term benefits.
308 Williams Ave. 227-1278
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