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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: July 28, 1994
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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12/31/99
S ,AFCHPI'.'E, BINDERY
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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR, NUMBER 48


INDUSTRY DEEP WATER PORT FINE PE PL- SAFEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA

PORT ST. JOE, FLpRIDA,3246. THURSDAY, JULY 28,1994


Nobody's Happy 'ept the Mosquitoes


There's Every Indication That


They Are Having a Breeding Good Time; But Help Is On The Way


The floods of 1994 have left
at least one population which is
perfectly satisfied with the situa-
tion they find themselves in-the
mosquitoes! "The mosquitoes are
thriving" Commissioner Billy
Traylor told the Board Tuesday
evening at their regular meeting.
"Can't we step up our spray activ-
ities throughout the county to
combat this ifienace?" he asked.
Chairman Warren Yeager
joined in the conversation, say-
) ing. 'They're taking over tihe
county in swarms! It isn't just the
flood areas which are feeling the
problem. You can hardly stay
outside at night and even have
problems during the day." he
said.
Joe Danford and public
works superintendent Bob Lester
agreed wiLh the Board they could
take steps to combat the prob-
lem. Danford said his department
is working on some aerial spray
operations and said the county
would be covered in this mariner
in just a few days "if we can work
it out with the state of Florida."
Bob Lester said he would put
his spray trucks to work on the
problem every night. instead of
just once a week.
Civil Defense director Larry
Wells advised the county person-
nel to "keep up with your expens-
es for extra spraying. We can get
help from the state's emergency
program. This Is definitely an


emergency!"
Nathan Peters pointed out
there was a problem with odors.
too. "The ground actually stinks!"
he said. 'The receding water has
left debris and ground a sour.
smelly mess. Can we get permis-
sion to put some lime on it, to
sweeten it up?"
Traylor said there was a very
real problem with river water
now. "I would advise everyone.
not to eat fish taken from the riv-
er at this time," he said. Traylor
said there were dead and dying
fish in the river. 'This lets you
know something isn't as it should
. be." be remarked.
PRAISES OFFICIALS
Waylon Graham, a resident of
Howard Creek. said he just want-
ed to give a word of praise to the
officials who came to the aid of
everyone 'who needed it during
the floods.
"1 remember the flood of
1990, when the water wasn't as
high as It was this year, yet less
damage resulted because of the
attention given to the areas by
public officials. Everyone worked
together: Game Department men,
Marine Patrol, Florida Highway
Patrol, Sheriffs Department, Civil
Defense, Rescue Squad ... every-
body who came to assist."
Graham said he saw no cases
of looting, no sight-seers were al-
lowed to enter the areas, causing


damaging wakes with their boats
and vehicles. "Every'thing was
managed in a first-class manner."
he said.
TANGLE WITH DCA
Building Department director
Don Butler said he would be
meeting with the Department of
Community Affairs, to get them to
correct several of their mistakes
in Gulfs comprehensive plan.
'They have at least four loca-
tions identifled as "agricultural"
where it has definitely been used
as "residential" for 'many years
and is so identified on our plan
but not on their copy."' he said.
"Our plan identifies all property
within a mile of both sides of a
highway as "re'sidential-
agricultural", which carries a dif-
ferent building density.".
Butler gave an instance of the
errors by identifying property on *
the west side of Dead Man's
Curve as "recreational" when it is
has contained several residences
for several years. Butler said' he
thinks the designation came be-
cause Salinis Park is in the mid-
die of the property, which has a
"recreational" designation.


allotment of money as yet. "I am
still taking applications as long
as I have money left and hope I
receive the new money before I


have to begin awarding aid on a
lottery basis," he said.
-Moved to create a militia in
Gulf County. When asked by act-


ing SherffT Coats. Why a militia?"
Commissioner Hammond replied,
"Its just a ploy to get around
threatened federal gun laws.'


OTHER BUSINESS
In other business matters,
the Commission:
-Heard a report from Bo Wil-'
liams, director, of the SHIP pro-
gramn for housing financing that i
he had not received his 1994-95
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Only One


Race Gets


-Free Ride
Fr' e~~~~- e ,P ,*de
Republican Primary
Certain for First
Time In County

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SThe list of candidates who
will be seeking public office in the
fall primaries and election has
been set now, with the passing of
the qualifying deadline last Friday
at noon.
Cora Sue Robinson, Supervis-
or of Elections, said there was
.unJyjijo 'spnsIUlon 'In which' no'op".'
ponehfts weie re6oided.' Shoo
Board member Charlotte Pierce.
from District V will go back into
office for her second term unop-
posed.
OTHER CANDIDATES
Candidates signed.up for the


other offices include seven candi-
dates, including the two incum-
bents, who will be trying to fill
two County Commission posts;
six candidates paid qualifying
fees to seek election to two addi-
tional' School Board districts. The'
two incumbents for these posts
a.*.aii up.cowre-electlo64:- -:,
Gulf Coiuht, Judge David
Taunton is the only incumbent
who isn't seeking re-election this
year. Taunton has decided to re-
tire from his position. Two Port'
St. Joe attorneys are vying for the
position.


Judge ,.candidates are Bob
Moore and Fred N. Witten. Both
are former candidates for the po-
sition and both are veteran attor-
neys in Gulf County.
For '.County Commissioner.
District II, incumbent Billy Tray-
frl, the first Republican to be
- 'Stedl-to public affice-in Gulf
.County faces opposition for re-
, electifor.
Also seeking the post are Jim
Beatty, ; another Republican:
Ricky Joe Collins, Jarrott Ken
Stricklarid and Ernest Williams,
(See RACE Page 3)


Trash Is Piling Up
Debris is beginning to pile up around the areas flood-
ed during the past three weeks as the clean-up process
gets underway. In order to prevent such piles as the one
shown above from mushrooming up in the areas and
growing to unmanageable 'proportions, the County Com-
mission has made arrangements to place trailers strate-
qjigajly,tfot thoug -tthle .-flode -. areosafor people. to. usei..
disposing of debris. The trailers will be hauled to county
landfills on a regular basis. Monitors are being placed at
each dump site to kcp abuse of the free service to a min-
imum, making sure there is room for legitimate flood
damaged material. According to solid waste director Joe
Danford, the trailers are being placed in seven conven-
ient locations with the sites identified in the story print-
ed below.


Schools to Take AExtra 1.057 Mills forTaxes

Construction of Middle School Facilities, A. C. and Lighting novations Raise Expenses


Residents of Gulf County
opted for a middle school concept
in the county high school opera-
tion. The bill for adopting that
concept and renovation of the
buildings to accommodate the ex-
tra operation is.coming due in
this year's budgetL
'Sissy Worley, finance officer
for. the school system says the
new budget, which goes' into ef-
feet with the new school year, has
been increased by $930,000. or
1.057 mills, to fund this and one
other major project being accom-
plished in the school plants.
One of the two major capital
outlay projects is renovation of
part of the present high school to
make space 'for the middle school
which will go into business for
the first time this year. Adminis-
0 trative costs, equipment and ren-
ovation of present buildings
makes up a considerable part of
the .increase which Worley says
-will be reduced some in next
year's financial plan.
The other project' is ,a com-
plete overhaul of the air condi-
tioning system In Port St. Joe
High School arid replacing light-
ing systems in all schools in Gulf
county. .
Gulf County Schools has a
contract with the Honeywell Cor-
poration to completely renovate
both, replacing every light in eve-
ry school with a more efficient,
environmentally friendly, lighting
fixture and lights. The new sys-
tem is designed to use less energy
to operate while providing more
-light. : .
Worley said this system is
costing the school this year, but
is guaranteed by Honeywell to re-
duce the power consumption, re-
sulting in > a savings over the
years.
AIR CONDITIONING'
The air conditioning systems
in bloth the Port S t. Joe High
School and Wewahitchka High
School are also experiencing radi-
cal renovation. The systems,; in-
'cluding the duct work, is being
replaced and modernized to pro-


vide the schools with adequate air
conditioning at a lower expendi-
ture for power.
Everything from the chillers
to the duct work is being replaced
for the first time since the build-Z


Wings were billt some 24 years
ago.
MIDDLE SCHOOL ,
The -new middle school,
which will be' incorporated in the
school plant, but separated from .


the other classroom activity, ac-
-counts for the other sizeable in-
crease In capital outlay this year.
The expenses entailed in-
. clude renovation of the high
school C Pod to accommodate the


middle school and an increase of
$180,000, in the administration
budget for the new school.
The School Board has con-
structed another school within
(See SCHOOL--- Page 3B)


'schools have. contracted with Honeywell, Inc., to replace
the light fixtures in every school building in the county
and to completely renovate the 24-year-old air condition-
ing systems in both Wewahitchka arid Port St. Joe high
S;t schools. In the photo below, workmen are shown putting
, in a ceiling panel over new duct workand in the scene at
left, workmen are shown putting in an air handling unit.


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Containers

Placed to

Collect Flood

Left-Overs
County Furnishes .
Trash Trailers In
Nine Locations
Solid Waste director
Joe Danford has created
nine locations throughout
the flood area in Gulf
county, complete with col-
lection trailers, where de-
bris and flood damaged
materials may be placed.
The county will haul the
debris to landfills where it
will be buried.
Danford said the col-
lection sites are for flood
damaged material only
and contributions will be
monitored by solid waste
department employees.
The collection trailers
are placed at locations
from Willis Landing, north
to Our Town Road. for the
convenience of those do-
ing clean-up on their prop-
erty.
The trailers are placed
in the following locations:
-Lake Grove Road "
-Bryan Setterich Road
-Our Town Road
-Blue Gator Road
-Red Bull Island
-Bryant's Landing
-Douglas Landing
-Willis Landing
-Howard Creek
Residents are asked
not to dump their debris
beside the road or any-
place else except in the
container.
If there is no contain-
er present when you de-
sire to dump, just be pa-
tient; the one stationed in
your location has been
taken to be emptied. It
will be returned shortly.
Danford said the con-
tainers will remain as long
as they are needed.


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THE STAR

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JULY 28,1994


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Act Posittive.!

Let's Try It And See If It Works!
PORT ST. JOE'S County Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr.,
has succeeded in keeping us in the forefront of yellow journal-
ism, it would seem. But,.to his credit,. he didn't seem to have to
Swdrk very hard to do it. He had eager helpers in the Panama City
-News-Heraldto keep the unfavorable publicity churning.
Peters is probablynot going to believe we hate to have to cas-
tigate him over this matter, but it's so. He is running for office
and we personally hope he wins, but we do not appreciate what
.he is doing to dash the reputation of our county. It has been
'dashed enough during the past couple of months by experts!
We realize Commissioner Peters and Commissioner Traylor
don't see eye to eye. They have agreed to indulge in that activity,
but it is something which has no place being fought out in the
newspaper. Peters is a professional now, whether he likes it or
not. He asked for the position and along with it goes certain re-0
sponsibilities, one of which is not to conduct oneself like a
spoiled child.
SIF WE LOOK AT.the situation with an unbiased eye, we can
see a man expressing his displeasure with another man. It was a
man to man situation and not an exchange in the press or in a
public meeting. The two men disagreed and one said so in no
uncertain terms, for which he later apologized.
To think that Billy Traylor would or could do Pat Floyd bodily
harm is a comical idea. Pat Floyd can physically and verbally
take care of himself. An. ex-football player for the University of
Florida, Floyd is no vwimp! To get. a state investigation into a per-
son planning to do bodily harm to Pat Floyd is to laugh!
True, Billy Traylor is ino "97-pound-weakling" himself. But we
still think the two would have second thoughts about tangling
with the other.
THEN, ISN'T THIS A cdse of the pot calling the kettle black?
Traylor's remarks were thought, by him, to be a private ex-
change between just the two. It was in no public meeting, how-
ever out of place Traylor was, or admitted to being.
This writer recalls your career, Mr. Peters, during three dif-
ferent attorneys for the Board of County Commissioners. We dis-
tinctly remember hearing you having some pretty harsh words of
criticism, sarcasm and downright nasty things to say to both of
the previous attorneys to serve the Board and nobody called for
a state investigation of your activities, although all of us bowed
our heads in embarrassment for the visitors who happened to be
at the meeting. Too, your curse words and four letter expletives
used in the course of meetings during times when you would get
taken by excitement, drew no unusual investigation of your hab-
its or intent.
AS LONG AS THERE is more than one person making deci-
sions or dealing with other employees of the Board, displeasure
is expected to be expressed at times. But it takes a man and a
gentleman to work with one his chemistry doesn't meld with. It
takes a man and a gentleman to apologize when the pot boils
oier, such as Mr. Traylor did. The county would be much better
served if Mr. Traylor's apology could be accepted at face value,
rather than see it as an opportunity to call the FDLE for an in-
vestigation of his person. Don't you think we have already had
enough of that nonsense and caused enough people in our
county grief, already?
For a-change,' let's try to move with positive motions, rather.
ta -negative......-..... .......- .


'No'ToAmendments
CASINO GAMBLING AND making the use of nets illegal, to
catch fish in Florida's shoreline waters will both be on the No-
vember ballot in the state of Florida. to our detriment. We fer-
vently hope you turn "thumbs down" on both amendments to
the Florida Constitution. Florida needs for you to.
Prestigious and knowledgeable Florida Trend magazine has
lined up against casino gambling as being the most detrimental
thing which could happen to Florida's atmosphere and for its
business. The publication gave us chapter and verse about how
casino gambling would literally destroy life as we know it, or
hope it will get to be, In our state.
The pro-casino people are asking you to look at Mississippi's
Gulf coast to see what casinos will do for us. The state has a lot
of people coming in, true; but those people are leaving what
money they leave, with the owners of the casinos. Mississippi
doesn't benefit!
AS FOR NETS; if you don't care to eat any more fresh caught
shrimp, mullet, pay twice the current price for semi-fresh fish or
lose one of our most pleasurable activities for some people, vote
Yes for the amendment. If you want an uninterrupted supply of
fresh seafood. such as we have always enjoyed, vote No!


Hunker Down with Kes


by Kesley Colbert


The Heartbeat of America


/I


I'll tell you the guy I
marvel at over at the race
Huntingdon-Mr. Purvis
chester. He'd stand' dow
right beside the finish li
that checkered flag, arid
come seven cars sliding
the last. turn, running
open... they'd streak by
and so close they'd "chec
white shirt with mud, dirt
To this day, I,don't see
kept from getting run over
I say that old dirt tra
in Huntingdon-actually,
way out on the Bruceton
Rock Road near Rosser, 'b
enteen or eighteen miles f
house. I don't remember
having scheduled races
they could get enough ca
up to run, the call would
I'd ride over with my olde


er and Nicky Joe. They's talk of
flathead Fords and blue flame sLx
cylinders and how the Chevy 265
V8 had revolutionized the racing
game. They spoke in reverent
tones of Junior Johnson, Fireball
| Roberts, Buddy Baker, Tiny Lund
and Lee Petty.
used to It was a short, short track;
track in Tommy Ellis' dad just bulldozed
s Win- out a path over in the fieldbeside
n there his house and folks started show-
ne with ,ng up to race. Wild Bob Cassidy
I here'd was always the crowd favorite, he
.around drove his '54 Crown Victoria flat
g wide out wide open until one of three
so fast things happened-he won the
ker" his' race, the engine blew up, or, he
and oil. crashed into Vonnell Ellis'. hen
how he house. Listen; Wild Bob, one way
Or another, could get the crowd
ack was on its feet.. I usually pulled for
it was Greg Willis and his old '44 Stude-
a-Hollow baker. It was, without a doubt,
out sev- the slowest and ugliest car in the
from the field.
er them' While they hauled the Crown
. When Victoria back to the track and
ars fixed straightened out the left front fen-
go out. der in preparation for. the next
r broth- race the conversation was always


the same.
"One day we're going to a real
race track."
"Yeah, with concrete and high.
banks and a long straight-a-wayl"
'A super speedway!", .
'Yeah, some day. .
Now folks, you'kinda have' to
stay with me here to understand
this next part. We were poor. We
had no T.V. We had no real pros-
pects of up and coming attrac-
tions. It was simple down-home
people, in a simple down-home
time. Wild Bob was about as ex-
citing as it got. You with me? I
don't want ya'll to think ill of the
folks I grew up around-they just
took their entertainment where*
they could find it. The real race
started 'the second Mr; Purvis
Winchester dropped the last'
checkered flag. ...
The crowd, young and. old,
broke and ran. for their vehicles.
We'd dive over the doors of.Leon's
'57 Ford convertible. He'd gi6n the
engine and we'd shoot through
the parking lot and blast out of
Rosser, high tailing, it towards
Huntingdon. William Earl Melton
*. ; '


would cut across the field, go
down behind John Sasser's barn,
turn up the McCullan's driveway
and come out just ahead of us.
Tim and Marge Ridgeway would
be right behind--blowing their
horn for the passing lane. ,
There were three roads and a
trail leading out of Rosser and
people were racing each other
down all of them! No prize money'
here, just 'the thrill of being first.
Two hours at the races and every-
one imagined he was Hooker
Hood or Fireball Roberts.
Dangdest thing I ever saw.
Mr. Rankin at' the Pure Oil
Station just this side of Hunting-
don would have gas sitting out in
five gallon cans in case, several
cars needed to pit at the same
time. David Mark broke the end
off a '56 Chevrolet speedometer in
that straight stretch out by Car-
roll Lake. Man, that car would
run-he'd modified it just a tad
by adding a' full racing .cam. We
usually covered the seventeen
miles or so to the house in about
twelve minutes. ...
Gosh, I'd all but forgotten
those days. Baseball games,
school, work. family and a hun-
dred other things had dimmed
my vision of "a real race track"
and a promise made so many
years ago.
"Some day" for me, came this
past weekend. David Mark, Leon
and I sat down together at the su-
per speedway in Talladega, Ala-
bama. The first thing I noticed
was the tall, above-the-track, safe
platform they'd built for'the guy
taking Purvis Winchester's place.
We took in the high banks of con-
crete and heavy fences to keep
the drivers out of the hen house.
Leon leaned over, "It's a little
larger than the old track in Hun-
tingdon.'
Forty-three cars flew by at
190 miles per hour. "Yeah, and
the cars go a little faster, too."
A great race! A great day! The
checkered flag fell and a hundred
thousand people broke and ran
for their vehicles.
"Oh, no!"
By the time I got to the high-
way, they're passing me on both
sides. A souped up '64 Chevy
with black smoke rolling out of
both pipes near 'bout blew my
doors off. A 1992 Pontiac with
"Earnhardt Rules Talladega" cut
me off ..
Folks, I'm in a 1989 Dodge
mini-van with 82,000 miles on it.
I put the pedal to the metal. If I
can find a '44 Studebaker. I won't
be last. At the Texaco station in
Sylacauga I saw a father pumping
gas, the wife paying, the son
cleaning the windshield, and the
daughter in the back seat with a
stop watch. Serious racing fans.
WRUN, the official NASCAR
radio station, played "East Bound
and Down", and every car in Ala-
ba'ma picked up the speed by
about 10 m.p.h.
We raced a black Silverado
pick up and a 1982 Plymouth to
the bridge across the Loosa River.
It looked like Ernie Inran in the
truck and I'm sure Terry Labonte
was driving the car. I hammered
(See KESLEY Page 3)


Taking AShowr in t Our House is a Trip!


IT'S IRONIC THAT up the
road just a little 'piece, people
have more water on the ground
than they know what, to do with
and here in Port St. Joe, my wife
is running city water and the
pump as if she were trying to
grow banana trees in the Mojave
Desert.
SWhat is there about women-
flower growing women-which
causes them to categorize every-
thing which is growing in the
yard as number one in impor-
tance? The flowers-grass-shrubs-
trees-what have you, gets the wa-
ter. I can just wait until the yard
has its nightly "drink" before I
can even think 'about getting
enough water to run out of the
pipes in the house to get a show-
er.
Trying to drive into the drive-
way in the evening, is like trying
to drive through a thunder storm.
The sprinklers are going-the BIG
sprinklers-the drive has; huge
puddles in it and the water meter


ETA OIN SHRDLU


By Wesley Ramsey


.


is Just jumping up and down in
.the yard, trying to furnish as
much water as Frenchie wants.

"FRENCHIE, CAN I turn the
sprinkler off long enough to get a
drink of ice water?" I say, after
coming home hot and sweating.
"Not until my day lilies get
their drink of water!"
Or .... "Pull the hose over to
these shasta daisies and give
them a little shower,: will you?"
lets me know that the daisies get
theirs before I get mine!.
It does no good to remind her
that we have a large pump in the


back yard, doing all it can and an
irrigation system in the yard to
carry that pump water to strate-
gic locations without having to
drag all that heavy hose.
Forget it!
I get a retort, every time I re-
mind Frenchie of the fact that,
"The, pump will only water one
'side of the yard at one time. It's
already watering the front [or the
back] and these poor little impati-
'ens are thirsty!" she will point
'out, while kneeling to lift up the
little drooping blossoms.
Frenchie is blessed with a
green thumb which also manages


' to bless me with a bad case of
B.O. until I can get a shower.
They get the water first and fore-
,most. I suppose if the City water
.people were to come along and
tell Frenchie they were' going to
cut the water off because we were
using more than we could pay
'for, she would stand between the
;meter man and the water meter
with a shotgun, daring them to
cut the water off.
And, this is the little lady who
will go bonkers over touching a
little spider, snake, lizard or other
natural habitant in our yard.,
She's funny that way and we
have the water bill to prove it!
I'm half expecting to see the'
.bill get so high I would have to go
to the bank and borrow, money to
pay it off. I would, too,: if.we wer-
,en't on that easy pay City plan
which allows us to exempt the
'sewer charge in the summer for
our yard water.
I HAVE BEEN trying to wash


my, car for the ,past three Satur-'
days and can't, because Frenchie
gets up early and starts watering.
Nearly 30 years ago, when Wade
Ba-rier built. our house, I in-
structed him to put in at least a
one inch water supply to. the
house; full knowing Frenchie's
flower watering habits. '
It would have been barely ad-
equate to supplement the supply
from the pump. But, it ,was just a
short while before Walter Duren
came over and talked me into go-
ing into halves with him on the
purchase of the empty lot -be-
tween us and that gave Frenchie
a whole half lot more to plant
something which would need wa-
tering.
The one inch service pipe
isn't nearly enough. I have been
toying with the idea of putting in
.. a two inch supply line.
I have even been approached
by Mayor Frank Pate into allow-
ing the city to put in a larger sup-
ply line free of charge, just so the


City could balance its water de-
partment budget.
THIS IS A REAL problem I
have here. It isn't something I
just dreamed up.
How would you feel, if you
waited until .11:00 at night to
take your shower, just so you
. could shower "around" every need
for water in your household, only
to have the water come rushing
out at you in a fast drip!
There's nothing like taking a
sponge shower, or even a dry
shower. I have even thought of
going next door to Bill Rich's
house and beg-a shower off him,
but his wife is just about as bad
at watering the yard, so he proba-
bly doesn't have any more pres-
sure than I have.
I'm going to take this situa-
tion up with Jim Maloy down at
City Hall. Maybe he can come up
with a solution to my problem, or
at least he can put me in my own
private water line


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THE STARPORT ST. JOE 4


"A Little Minor Surgery"'
By the time you read this I will be convalescing at home, in the
intensive care unit at Bay' Medical Center or dead. Hopefully, I will
'be home '
You see, 'I'm scheduled to have "minor" or "out patient" surgery
Thursday morning, July 28. There is no set time. for the doctor to
.blade me, but I ,hope it's early because I understand he plays golf at
noon and I don't want him thinking about a drive on'a par 5 or a
long putt on number 18, with a bundle riding on the shot.
Out patient surgery is a fancy name for.what used to be "minor"
*surgery. And, as we all know, minor surgery is surgery they perform
Son someone else. That's why they renamed-it "put patient" surgery.
The term indicates a wart Is about to be removed. or:an ingrown toe
Snail is being cut out.
Believe me, they do, some awfully deep and serious operations
in the "out patient" surgery unit.
And if you don't believe me, just ask Mayor Frank Pate. He,
went in for out patient surgery a week ago last Wednesday and re-
mained in tle hospital for several days afterward, one of which was
spent in intensive care where he almost expired. .
'"They told me l,wouldbe home by'noon the same.day' I wassop-
erated, on," Frank told me when I visited with him nri Friday. "But
i) here I am, still inu,the hospital and feeling a lot worse than I did be-
fore I checked In. I wish I had never had the surgery done," he said.
The doctor and the staff at the hospital assured Frank that his
case was extremely rare, that it happens about once in 5,000 cases.
That was of little consolation to Mayor Pate and it doesn't help my
feeling one bit, either. You see, the' surgery performed on Mayor
Pate is basically the. same surgery I' am scheduled to have Thurs-
day. That's ironic, to say the least! '
I told Mayor Pate that I was scheduled to have the same sur-
gery and he replied, 'Yes, I know. he said. "I saw your name in
bold print on the operating room wall and it had a red light flashing
.beside it!" (I'm just kidding about my name being on the wall, but
-there well may. have been a light flashing somewhere in the hospi-
tal.)
'But, babk to the one in 5,000 chances that what happened to
Frank Pate will happen to me. It's all'together possible, In my opin-
i. on, that.4,998 operations of that type could be performed between
Wednesday when Frank was cut upon and a week and a day later
when they cut upon my body. If I had some way of knowing the ex-
act number of operations and the count was close, I just might
chicken-out. ,
If you get the idea that I'm not particularly looking forward to
my minor surgery. I would just have to say that that's a lucky guess
on your part. But the doctors say it must be done. They told me
that about three years ago and I have just been putting it. off.
So, Thursday is the day I'm to have my surgery. It 'may be out
patient, and minor surgery to the doctor and the hospital staff, but
it's right up there with "open heart" and brain surgery to me.
And, yes, my wife and children will all be there watching, as
well as all the members of the clergy I know who can attend. I have
also been informed that several loan, officers from the local banks
will be in attendance and standing close to my wife.
Please, whatever you do, don't send flowers or cards. Flowers
'remind me of funerals and cards remind me of birthday. Some.
good, home-cooked foods, like peas and butterbeans, creamed corn,
fried chicken and coconut cake will be Just fine.
In lieu of any of the above, a prayer will be more than welcome.
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S.. From Page 2
down. Sterling Marlin and Lee
Petty's grandson couldn't be far
behind.
"Daddy, what in the world are .
we doing?" I.
"Pull that 'seat belt a little.
tighter and get ready for some
high speed turns-we've, got to


uphold the honor of your Uncle
Wild Bob. .
S Dave. thanks
S; For the tickets.,
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Two New Activities In Investigation

Federal Agents Decide to Assist FDLE, Chief Deputy. ack Davila Fired
The seven-week old investiga- took a new twist this past week. cleared they were. getting, into the file charges against Sheriff Harri-
tion into the activities of Sheriff Actually, the investigation took matter, due to the inability of son.
Al Harrison by the Florida De- two new twists. FDLE to come up with evidence of N c wr
apartment of Law Enforcement, The federal government de- any activity on which they could NoW pe.ederalgov rnmentwas
S. __ __ _______ getting in on the action, but Har-
rison's attorney, Bob Kerrigan of
Pensacola states. 'We. welcome
the federal forces into the investi-
,j1 1 _L 1_3 l wlf l" gation, Maybe now this thing can
come to a head. The FDLE has
Fishers Raising Funds eug."b loi int
r 0A.J. .. ; mishandledd this thing long
urday~ Wil, hest "'enough.'"
Mullet Fish Fry Sturday Will Add to Financial War Chest The federal forces indicated
". .;.... they wold be looking into the
Commercial and recreation feet. This the, size of a sport- see that you get some fresh fish posslbility f a civil rights viola-
net fishermen from the Gulf fishing net," Raffield continued, to eat!" Raflield promised. The tion; a charge the state has no ju-
County area are doing their part In order to raise money to dinners will include hot fresh risdiction over.


to ODject to a consuituuonal
amendment designed to stop the
use of nets for fishermen of any
kind in waters off the state of
Florida.
'We have some, heavy hitters
trying to get this thing, passed
which will' completely 'stop all
types of net fishing off the shores
of Gulf County. including shi-imp-
ing," ugene Raffleld told The
Star. "Such a move would put all
of our 'commercial fishermen out
of business and, stop all use of
nets of: more than 500 .square


School

the high school building.
In the past, the figure allotted-
for "Administration" has been a
point of argument for taxpayers.
The figure shown in the new bud-
get includes salaries of adminis-
trators and secretaries, as well as
retirement, furnishings, supplies
and utilities.
OVERALL INCREASE
The overall increase in this
year's School Board amounts to
$930,000 in cash and 1.057 in lo-
cal millage. Local taxes will bring
in an anticipated $4,044,241; or
an increase of $300,000.


Race
From Page 1
all Democrats. Williams is run-
ning as an independent and has
qualified by petition. Strickland's
father, the late A. J. Strickland. Is
a former County Commissioner.
In County Commission Dis-
trict IV. incumbent Nathan Pe-
ters, Jr., is being opposed by Amy
Shackleford. who is a write-in
candidate for the posL
In School Board District I, in-
cumbent Oscar D. Redd is being
opposed by Betty Ann Owens.
Ted lWhitfield, Jr., veteran
school board member from Dis-
trict II, faces opposition from
three Democrats; Joe Jackson,.
Mary Pridgeon, both of Wewa-
hitchka, and Elmo J. Sander of
Overstreet.
VOTER ROLLS OPEN
Rolls will remain open for vot-
ers to register, until 5:00 p.m.,
August 8. They will be closed at
that time until after the Septem-
ber 6 primary, when they will
open for a short time again prior
to the second primary on October
S4. / '


DCA Instructs
Agencies in Aid
The Department of Communi-
ty Affairs (DCA) recently held a
workshop to instruct various
state agencies on funneling state
and federal disaster aid to Pan-
handle communities Impacted by
floods.
Twelve counties--Bay, Cal-
houn, Gulf, Gadsden, Franklin,
Holmes, Liberty, Jackson, Santa
Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, and
Washington-have' been declared
federal disaster areas, making
them eligible for grants and low-
interest loans.
A number of state agencies--
HRS and Labor and Employment
Security, among others-will dis-
tribute disaster aid to individuals,
businesses and, local govern-
ments. The DCA will brief them
on the complicated process of col-
lecting information required by
the Federal Emergency, Manage-
ment Agency (FEMA) and other
federal entities to further process
disaster aid applications.

Hunter Course
Offered in Bay
The Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish commission is offering
a hunter education course in Bay
County on August 6 and 7. The
-course will be 'taught from 8-5
each day in the cafeteria at Calla-
way Elementary School.
Attendance is required on
both days to complete the course.
Persons interested in attend-
ihg are asked to' call the GFC's
Regional Office in Panama City at
(904) 265-3676 to pre-register.

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combat the well-linanced publlci-
ty campaign the foes of net fish-
ing is waging on the general pub-
lic, 'The fishermen are raising
;money. in the only way they know
how-with a fish fry!" Raffleld
said. "We'll be selling fresh fried
fish dinners- Saturday, July 30.
from 11:00 to 3:00 In the First
Union Bank park In downtown
Port St. Joe," he continued.
The fish fry is for the general
'public with tickets on sale for
$4.00 each. 'You just show up
with the $4.00. though, and I'll


caught mullet, obaKea Deans. cole
slaw, hush puppies, and tea.
"Those Who would rid us of
our nets' are a- well financed
group. We're 'trying in our own
humble way to oppose this at-
tempt at persuading the public to
eliminate net fishing. We 'think'
the general, public able to continue to eat ,fresh.
caught seafood. We know' we


need the nets to be able to
that need. You come hel
Raffield concluded.


From Page 1


Part of this increase in local
taxes-18.61%--is required by
the state of Florida, to be levied In
order to qualify the county to re-
ceive $6,498,765. The state funds
: are an increase of $386.000 over.
last year.
If you have always wondered
Just how much money Gulf
county receives from the state lot-
tery income, It is spelled out in.
this year's budget. The Gulf
county schools will receive
$473,373.
The only other significant
change in the new school finan-
cial plan for 1994-95 is,..an in-
crease of $690 spent for'instruc-
Lional services, which, according.,-
to Worley. is due to last year's an-
ticipated expenditure being an in-
adequate figure. "The actual ex-
penditure was actually larger
than the figure budget," she said.
In addition, a portion of the
increase Is due to the purchase of
new text books and supplies;
: largely. fr the middle school.


BUDGET HEARINGS
Budget hearings, to i
public input, are, being h
the School Board office
complex behind the high
Monday afternoon at 5:15
on the millage increases.
A. public hearing, pr
adoption of the budget v
held in the same locatic
Tuesday,. September 6, a
p.m.


SHarrison has not been
charged with anything by FDLE.'
CHIEF DEPUTY FIRED
In a surprise move last Fri-
day. acting Sheriff Coats' sent
Chief Deputy Jack Davila his ter-
mination papers. Davila had been
suspended from duties, with pay,
"to facilitate a more open iniresti-
gation of the office" by Coats on
June 21.


supply :. Davila says he does ihot know
p us!" why, he was. terminated. Davila ,
said he had not done anything ilI
legal or Immoral and believed,his,
""1 dismissal stemmed from inmate
allegations.
"Sheriff Coats seems to me to
be a fair man, but I believe he ,
was taking orders from someone
else on this one," Davila said,.
receive JAIL DEFICIENCIES
field in In the meantime, charges of
in the Jail deficiencies were leveled at,,
school Sheriff Harrison: charges such as:.
p.m., not laundering the sheets once a
week, laundered or clean clothing,
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Exchanges Vows
Candice: Diane Odom and OdomnofSouthport.
Jeremy Wayne Bridges were unit- The groom's parents are D.T.
ed. in marriage on June 19 at "Buddy" Bridges and Hazel Bridg-
10:00 a.m. at Central Assembly of es of Port St. Joe.
God Church in- Panama City. The Following a wedding trip to
double-ring ceremony was per- Pensacola, the couple is residing
formed by. Donald W. Shoots, in Port St. Joe. The groom is self-
pastor. employed, and the :bride is em-
The bride's parents are Don- played at the Gulf County Court-
ald W. Odom,. and Sharon V. house.












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Grace-Alcorn
Final plans for the wedding of
Dawn Grace and Gerald Alcorn
':have been announced.
The wedding will be Friday..
August 5th. at the First United
Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m. A
reception will follow the ceremony
.at St. Joseph's Catholic Church
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All. friends and-.relatives are
invited to attend.




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Last Library Show
The Library Crew from the
Northwest Regional Library Sys-
tem in Bay County will be doing
the final program of the summer
at the Gulf County Public Library
in Port St. Joe on Tuesday, Au-
gust 2, at 2:30 p.m. ET. This pro-
gram Is free and for children from
K-5th grade.
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Final Plans For
Clark, Hardy
Final plans have been made
for the wedding of Jennife-iAnn
Clark and Huey Houston Hardy.
Jr.
The ceremony will take place
on Friday, August 5, at 7:00 p.m.
at the Highland View Baptist
Church of Port St. Joe. All friends
and relatives are cordially invited
to come share'the joy of this mo-
ment with Jennifer, Huey. and
their parents.


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Lena and Henry Butts were
honored by their children recent-
ly, celebrating Mrs. Butts' 79th
birthday on May 4th. Mr. Butts'
84th birthday on July 16th. a'pd
with their upcoming 65th wed-
ding anniversary on August 18th.
A cookout was enjoyed at the
home of Royce and Aline Butts on
Friday evening, and on Saturday.
evening they had dinner at The
Rodeo in Panama City. In spite of
hurricane weather, a few of the
family sang at the Oak Grove As-
sembly of God Church on Sun-
day,' followed by dinner at the
home of Chris and Karen Butts.
Mr. Butts is known by the
community for his work in the
church and 'for his pitching on
the softball league.'Some still call
him "Captain Henry", stemming

Bay Genealogy
The Genealbglcai Sbcle of
Bay' County'-will hold'Ilts regular
monthly meeting -Satfirday,. 'Au-
gust 6, at 1 p.m. in the Meeting
Room of the Downtown Library.
25 W. Government.
Anyone who has an interest
in genealogy is welcomed, wheth-
er or not you are a member or if
you live in Bay County.
For additional information.
call Cliff Loper at 872-9882.

Youth Week '94
At Methodist
Port St. Joe First United
Methodist Church invites all area
youth to attend Youth Week '94.
The theme this year is "Put Me In,
Coach", and the activities will be
held from July 30 through Au-
gust 3. The deadline for registra-
tion is July 29.
For more information, call
227-1724.

Crosby in Concert
First Pentecostal Holiness
Church, 2001 Garrison Avenue
and 20th Street, will be present-
ing guest singer Tessle Crosby
from East Point Sunday, July 31,
during morning worship services.
The congregation and pastor in-
vite all to come and receive a
blessing.


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Rep. Robert Trammell to Seek Re-election to District 7 Seat


MARIANNA-District 7 Repre-
sentative Robert D. Trammell (D-
Marianna) has announced his In-
tention to seek re-election to the
Florida House of Representatives.
Trammel made the announce-
ment after filing his qualifying pa-
pers with the state elections of-
fice.
"I appreciate the support the
people of North Florida have given


me in the past," said Trammell,
who is serving his fourth term. "It
is Important that we continue to
work together to tackle the seri-
ous problems we face, Including
crime, education, and employ-
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as chairman of the House Com-
mittee of Judiciary for the last
three terms, Trammell has helped
lead the fight against crime.
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has had on our citizens, especial-
ly our youth," said Trammell.
"Our citizens have made it clear
they want juvenile offenders pun-
ished for their crimes and they
want adult criminals to serve
their sentences."
Trammell sponsored three
"get tough on juvenile crime"'
'measures during the past legisla-
tive session. These were incorpo-
rated into 'the sweeping juvenile
justice reform package which
-.passed last spring. These bills
made parents responsible for
their. children's actions, opened
up criminal records to give the
public access to a juvenile's crim-
inal background, and changed
the law to allow law enforcement
agencies to keep youthful offend-
ers off the streets longer.
Employment was cited by'
Trammell as another of his priori-
ties. The prisons which Trammell
has helped bring to Calhoun,
Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, and Lib-
erty counties have provided thou-
sands of jobs and millions of dol-
lars to the local communities.
"State employment is truly
the backbone of our economy in
this district and I am committed
to keeping our jobs here," said
Trammell, who is also a member
of the Employee and Management
Relations Committee. "I will con-


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Port St. Joe High School will
open this year with a new look in-,
side. The school will be host to a
middle school under Its roof, but'
completely separated from grades'.
9, 10, 11 and 12, according to the
middle, school's new. principal,:
Chris Earley, speaking to the Ki-'
wanis Club Tuesday.
A veteran of the Port St. Joe
High School staff, several years
as assistant principal. Earley was
named principal of the new mid-
dle school at the end of the just-
finished school year. He has been
involved with the renovation of an
entire "pod" of the high school
building, making it an autono-
mous section of the building, off
limits to students of.the top four'
grades of the school.
The middle school was- creat- I
ed at the recommendation of a
citizen committee appointed to
implement the Blueprint 2000
program devised by the state De-
partment of Education.
"This will solve a major prob-
lem for us. Kids 12 to 13 years
old mixing with kids 14 through
17 are giving us more problems
trying to mix and mingle than we
really care for," Earley said.
'"We're going, to use some of
the facilities for both schools,
with scheduling .of classes taking
care of the segregation of middle
and- high school students. We'll
use the same commons area; the
same lunch facilities; the same 11-
brary and the same gymnasium.
Everything else will be totally sep-
arated," the speaker pointed out
Early said the middle school
will start off this year with about
230 students. "We're going to
look at ncorporating the sixth
grade students into the middle
school down the road," he said.
Early said the state would
not give Gulf county funds to
build another building to house
the middle school because the
county already had enough build-
ing space. 'This was the best so-
lution we could come up with to
accommodate the concept. They
will have their own entrance, bus
ramp, rest rooms, etc. There will
be no reason for a middle school


NOTICE OVERSTREET AREA RESIDENTS
A meeting of the 911 Street Naming Committee will be
held Monday, August 1st, at 6:00 p.m EDT at the Overstreet
Fire Department. The Committee will be seeking input from
area residents for the renaming and naming of the following


streets. : :
Streets to 'be Renamed:
1) North Long (by Fire Station) 13C
No Name Streets to be Named:
1) #1 (at the end of Oak Street) 13C
3) #1 (old highway by bridge westside) 'l3D,
5) #3 (west side of canal) 13D 1
7) #5 (west side of canal) 13D
9) #1 (beside Fire Station) 14B
11) #3 (Sunshine Farms Subdiv.) 14B "
13) #2 (old highway by bridge east side 14A
15) #4 (off Hardy Street) 14A
17) #2 (Carl Guilford's subdivided area) 14C,
19) #4 (Carl Guilford's subdivided area) 14C
21) #6 (Sunshine Farms) 14C
23) #1 (Creekwood Subdivision) 43
Streets to be Clarified:
1) Creekview Drive (Creekview Estates) 42
2) Extension of N. Long to Forest Street (Overstr
3) Exentsion of Forest St. to N. Long (Overstreet)


2) #2 (between Palmetto and N. Long) 13C
4) #2 (west side of cahal)13D
6) #4 (west side of canal) I 3D
8) #6 (west side of canal) 13D
10) #2 circle across from Sunshine Farms 14B
12) #1 (to Forestry Division) 14A
14) #3 (under bridge-east side) 14A
1,6) #1 (Carl Guilford's subdivided area) 14C
18) #3 (Carl Guilford's subdivided area) 14C
20) #5 (Guilford/Buskins area) 14C
22) #1 (Sunshine Acres) 42
24) All Streets (Bill Carr's subdivided area) 27C

4) Pine Street (Overstrett) 13C
eet) 13C
13C


Any questions concerning 911 or the renaming of these
streets should be directed to the Emergency Management /
911 Coordinator at 227-1735.
Publish: July 28, 1994.


student to come in contact with a _
high school student during the
course of a school day," Earley
said.

Rifle Club

Meeting On

August 4
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
their monthly PPC Match on, Sat-
urday morning. August 6th. Reg-
Istration will start at, 8:30 and
shooting starts at 9 a.m. All pistol
shooters are invited to come out
and shoot in the monthly mratch-
es. Trophies will be awarded to
the match winner, high civilian.
anqc high law enforcement com-
petitor. This match is a lot of fun
to shoot and if you like shooting
your handgun you will enjoy test-
ing your shooting ability.
The Rifle Club will hold their
monthly meeting on Thursday,
August 4th, starting at 6:30 p.m.
All members are Invited to attend
the meetings. A short video from
the NRA will be shown after the
meeting. Anyone interested in be-
coming a member of the Gulf Ri-
fle Club needs to attend one of
the monthly meetings. New mem-
berships will only be accepted at
these Rifle Club meetings.

Co-ed Softball
Tournament
Gulf' Correctional Institution
Employee's Club .will sponsor a
co-ed softball tournament on Sat-
urday, July 30, at T.L. James
'park in Wewahitchka. The con-
cession stand will be open at 7
a.m., and the public is invited to
attend.

R-C Flying Club
Do you like to fly R-C Air-
planes or gliders? Would you like
to join an R-C club? Secure a fly-
ing field? If so, contact Norman
Bixler at 227-7404 or Craig Seay
at 227-1594 for details.

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tinue to support legislation which
will improve the salaries and
working conditions of state em-
ployees." -
Trammell was instrumental
in preserving jobs at Florida State
Hospital, Dozier School for Boys,
and Sunland Training Center
when some legislators wanted to
move the facilities to other parts
of the state.
. "Quality education must be
our other priority. My wife and I
are former teachers." added
Trammell. W. e believe that a


sound education lor our young
people is the key to preparing
them for good paying jobs."
Trammell and his wife of 28
years, the former Kay Seiaiias,
have two children. Meredith is a
third year law student at Florida
State University, and Doug will
begin his junior year at FSU this
.fall. -
House District 7 includes all
of Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, and
Liberty counties: and parts of
Bay, Gadsden, Leon and Walton
counties.


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Dr. Joe
Retains
His AAFP
Membership
KANSAS CITY, MO-Dr. Jo- .
seph P. Hendrix of Port St. Joe
has completed ,continuing medi-
cal education requirements to re-
-tain active membership in the
American Academy of. Family Phy-
sicians (AAFP). the national asso-
ciation of family doctors.
AAFP members are required
to complete a minimum of 150'
hours' of accredited continuing
medical study every three years.
The AAFP, which has more than
75,000 members, is one of the
largest medical specialty organi-
zations in the country. It was the
first national medical group to re-
quire members to keep up with
medical advancements through
regular continuing medical 'edu--
Mation. -
SDr. Joseph P. Hendrix has
been "an,, active AAFP member -
since 1957, As a family physi--
clan, Dr. Hendrix is qualified to
work in all major areas of health
care and trained to treat patients
of all ages for the vast majority of
health problems.
The AAFP, which is head-
quartered in' Kansas City. MO,
provides educational, legal, insu-
rance. and lobbying services to its
members and publishes American.
Family Physician, a 150,000-
circulation clinical journal.


SAY YOU SAW IT IN THE STAR!


Award at Convention
The Havana Herald recently Blackman for Origin
won five. press awards at the Flor- trial Cartoon.
ida Press Association's annual
convention in St. Petersburg. Billy Blackmanri
Of those five awards, one was Wewahltchka who h
presented to a collage of cartoons the Havana Florida
entitled "Billytoons '93" by car- four years. He is the
toonist, writer, photographer. edi- drow and Kathleen
tor,' and. jack-of-all-trades Billy Wewahitchka.


Legion Installs Officers


Newly elected officers of the
Willis V. Rowan Post No. 116, the
American Legion, were, installed
at the annual banquet held Fri-
day. July 22, at the Post Home.
District Commander Juliusg
Fisher conducted the installation.
Commander Fisher and his wife,
Pleasant, traveled from Quincy to-
attend this event.
The new officers for 1994-95'
are: Commander- Bo Williams;
1st Vice Commander- George,
Coody; 2nd Vice Commander- Er-
nest Fund; Finance Officer- Her-


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Blick.
After the 'installation of offi-
cers. Legionnaires and their,
guests enjoyed a delicious prime'
rib dinner prepared and catered
by J. Patrick's Restaurant.
After dinner. Commander
Fisher gave a short presentation,'
outlining the Importance of par.-
ticipatlon by members in the pro-'
grams of the American Legion.-
Commander Fisher was followed
by Boys' State Representative Da-
mien Byrd, who detailed the
events of his week while attend-
ing Boys' State in Tallahassee.
The evening ended' with ,


awards being presented by Com-
mander Williams. Several Legion-
naires and special guests were
given the American Legion "Certif-
icate of Appreciation" lor their
work in supporting the Legion's
bingo program. "Certilicates of
Meritorious Service" with medals
were presented to '.past' Com-
mander Arnold Daniell and post
Adjutant Howard Bllck. The "Le-
gionnaire of the Year" award was
presented to Legionnaire Herbert
S. Phinazee.
Guests ,for the evening in-
cluded Commander and Mrs.
Fisher; Damlen Byrd and his
mother, Lois Byrd; "Jo Ann Rio;
Louis Bum: and Sally Gainous
(widow of the late Legionnaire
Joel R. Gainous). '


IObituaries'


Renonia Graham
Renionila Graham, 93. of Port
St. Joe, passed away Thursday,,
morning in Gulf Pines 'Hospital
following an extended illness. A-
native of Geneva. Alabama, she
had been a long time resident
here and was a member of New
Bethel Baptist Church. -
Survivors include her son,
George Thomas of Port St. Joe,'
_ her daughter,- Ruby B6tler' of
Quincyc and numerous graridchil-'
dren, great-grandchildren, a~d:'
great-great-grandchildren. > ',
The funeral service was held
at 1:00 p.m. EDT Tuesdayat the
New Bethel Baptist Church, con-
ducted by the Rev. Edcdie Jack- .
son. Interment followed in Forest
HilliCemetery. .


All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funer-
al Home.


Doss Kelly, Jr.,
Doss Kelly. Jr., 66, of High-
land View. passed away Monday
afternoon at his home. A native of
Dothan. AL, he had been a resi-
dent here for the past 47 years
and had been employed with St.4
Joe Paper Company-until his re-'
tirement in 1972. He served in
the Army during the Korean War
and was a member of Highland
View Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife.
Johnnie Mae Kelly of Highland ,
View; his son, Douglas. Kelly of
Highland View; his daughter and,
son-in-law. Debra and Randy
Johnson of Panama City Beach;
two grandchildren. Justin and
Ryan- Johnson of Panama City,
Beach; his sisters-in-law and
brothers-in-law. Charles and Wa-
nell Posev of Port St. Joe, Mary
Kelly. Harrell and Gayle Mixon,
and Dot and Walter Currie. all of
Dothan; several loved nieces and
nephews; and a special friend,
Big Jim. -,
The funeral service was held
Wednesday at the Highland View
Baptist Church, conducted by the
Rev. Jimmy Clark. Interment fol-.,


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"Thank you" to the citizens of
Port St. Joe for your contribu-
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Soil Conservation Service Assesses


Flood Damage Left


Niles Glasgow, State Conser-
vationist for the Soil Conservation
Service (SCS) in Florida, directed
a team of SCS soil conservation-
ists, engineers, and technicians
to assess damage caused by
Tropical Storm Alberto in the
Panhandle. Led by assistant state
conservationist, Jerry Joiner, the
team surveyed over 30 sites in
Esbambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa,
Walton, Jackson, Holmes, Cal-
houn, Franklin, Liberty, Gads-
den,. Gulf, Bay, and Washington
counties during July 12-14.
Through the Emergency Wa-
tershed Protection (EWP) program
of the Small Watershed Program
(P.L. 566), federal assistance on a
cost-share basis is available to re-
lieve hazards to life and property
caused by a sudden impairment
to the watershed from a natural.
disaster such as Alberto. The
team's purpose was to identify eli-
gible sites for emergency assis-
tance.. r j r I II*
Working cl sely with county
officials and district conservation-
ists, the team identified approxi-
i) mately 200 sites that qualify for
approximately 4 million dollars of
Emergency Watershed Protection


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funding and SCS technical assis-
tance. These sites include severe-
ly damaged culverts, eroded gul-
lies, and debris-clogged
waterways. In some cases, where
storm-damaged, unstable road-
sides may cause erosion and sed-
imentation of waterways, SCS
may assist in stabilizing those
roadbeds after the road has been
repaired.
In addition, the agency has a
continuing commitment to pro-
tect water quality in Florida. As
SCS provides technical assistance
in repairing storm damage affect-
ing streams and rivers,, it fulfills
both responsibilities.
The' team's assessment of
damage to agricultural lands de-
termined that it was primarily
limited -to some wind damaged
corn and eroded terraces. Most of
the flooding occurred along the
main tributaries of the Apalachi-
cola, Choctawhatchee. Chipola,
and Blackwater rivers. However,
the flood damaged areas adjacent
to these rivers are not heavily
cropped. .
In the coming weeks SCS will
be coordinating with Washington,
D.C., Georgia. and Alabama to se-
cure emergency cost-share fund-
Ing. SCS will then work with, fed-
eral, state, and county agencies
to begin the process of stabilizing
- structures to protect waterways
affected by this storm.
The SCS is coordinating its&
emergency response efforts
through local soil and water con-
servation districts, the Northwest
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, the Florida Department of


by Storm Alberto
Environmental Protection, county For more information con-
agencies, local agricultural Stabil- cerning eligibility for federal as-
ization and Conservation Service sistance under the EWP Program,
offices, and its SCS counterparts contact your local Soil Conserva-
in Georgia and Alabama. tion Service office.


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The FmHA makes loans to
persons who may not need or
cannot afford a new house, but
need some work done on their
present house to bring it up to
minimum standards. They also
make loans, as well as grants, to
home owners to remove health or
safety hazards from their dwell-
ings. Grants and/or loans may
only be made to very low income
homeowners who are 62 years or
older. Persons under 62 would.
only be eligible for loan assis-
tance.
An applicant's income is the,
key to the type of assistance for
which he ,or she is eligible. If
household income is so low as to
only permit removal of health and
safety hazards, a repair loan
and/or grant may be available.
Generally, .repair loans may be
used to remove health hazards by
replacing roofs, providing a sani-
tary water and waste disposal
system that meets local health
'department standards, installing
screens, windows, or insulation,
and taking other steps necessary
to make the home safe for the oc-


IPublic Notices


IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE- The Estate of Case No 94-44
AMELIAG TAPPER,
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of AMELIA
G. TAPPER. deceased. Case No. 94-44. is pending
In the Circuit Court for Gulf County. Florida. Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is Gulf County
Courthouse. Port SL Joe. Flonda 32456. The
names and addresses of the personal represenLa-
ave and the personal representative's attorney Is
set forth below..
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED'
THAT: :
All persons on whom this notice Is served
who have objections that challenge the qualifica-
tions of the personal representative. venue, or the
jurisdiction of this Court or claims any interest in
the estate, are required to file their objections with
this' Court WITHIN THE LATER ,OF -THREE
MONTHS AFTERTHE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR NINETY DAYS Ak-
TERTHE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ONITHEM.- I -
All creditors of the decedent and other per.
sons having claims or demands against decedent s
estate on whom a copy of this notice is served
within three months after the dale of the first pub-
lication of this notice must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
UCATION OF THIS NOTICE OR NINETY DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ONTHEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per.
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, AND OBJECTION
NOT.SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. "
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice Is July 7, 1994.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
DAVID C. GASKIN
Florida Bar No. 027928
P.O. Box 185
Wewahatchka. Florida 32465
904/639.2266
Personal Representative:
PATRICIA TAPPER WARRINER
P.O Box 280
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456


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INTHE CIRCUITr COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION;
File Number 94-36
IN RE: Estate or
PAMELA JEAN COLSON.
Deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate ofMarchell Ome-
-tia Sims, deceased. File Number 94-36, Is pending
in the Circuit'Court for Gulf County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division. the address of which Is GuirCouncy
Courthouse. Port SL Joe. Florida 32456. The
names and addresses of the personal representa-
ive and the personal representative's attorney are
Asset forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT.
All persons on whom this notice is served
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the personal repre-
sentative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are
required to file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM .
'All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a cop--of this notice is served
within three months after the date of the first pub-
lication of this notice must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM. ,
All other creditors of the decedent and pet-
sons having claimed or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS'
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this no-
tice is July 21, 1994. .
Attorney fr Personal Representative
Alvin L. Peters .
36 Oak Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401
(904) 769-0276
FL Bar No: 473030
Personal Representative:
Alashia Tara Pryor
300 Avenue C
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Publish: July 21 & 28, 1994.

WEWA ELECTIONS NOTICE
Candidates for election to Group I and
Group II City Commissioners for the City of Wewa-
Shitchka must qualify between Monday, August 1,
1994, and 5:00 p.m. (Central Time) on Friday, Au-
gust 5. 1994. The qualifying fee for each candidate
Is S29.50 payable at the Lime of qualifying at.lhe
OfBce of Wewahitchka City Clerk.
The first primary election shall be Thursday,
September 8. 1994. between the hours of 7.00
am and 7:00 pm. (Central Timel. Voting shall be
at the Wewahitchka Community Building.
ADOPTED by the Wewahuichka City Com-
mission on July 18. 1994. pursuant to the City
Election Resolution.
Ray Dickens, Mayor ,
A'veliaWilliamson, Deputy Clerk -
Publish: July 21, 28, and August 4, 1994.

REQUEST FOR VARIANCE
I have planned to request a variance for a
home I am planning to build, located on Lot 22,
Block 130. 2013 Marvin Avenue. Port St Joe. Flor-
ida. -
The variance request will' be for permission
* to build within five k5) feet of the property line. If
you have any input on the subject, please contact
the City Commission at City Hall, Port St. Joe, or
Hal Keels. -
Publish: July 28, 1994.:


cupants. Combination loans and
grants cannot exceed $15,000
with the grant not exceeding"
$5.000.
Applicants must live in rural
areas and not be able to obtain a
loan from other sources. A real
estate mortgage is required for
loans in excess of $2,500 and
may be taken for smaller loans.
ILans may be'made for up to 20
yearsrs, Persons receiving grants
must agree to repay the grant, if
they sell their homes within three
years from the date of receipt of
504 grants.
Applications are filed with the
FmHA local county supervisor,
who processes and approves the
loan and/or -grants. Minnie H.
Johnson is the county supervisor
for Calhoun, Gulf, and Liberty
counties. The office telephone
number is 904-674-4268.


Drive License

Checkpoints
The following Is a list of dates
and locations that Florida High-
way Patrol troopers in Calhoun
and Gulf. counties may conduct
driver license/vehicle inspection
checkpoints during the month of
iAugust:
1-4: SR-71 near John Bailey
Rd.; SR-71 near SR-381.
5-11:, SR-71 near CR-275;
SR-22 near the Bay County line.
12-18: SR-69 near CR-274;
SR-386 near Cypress Creek.
19-25: CR-274 near the Chi-
pola River; SR-71 near SR-387.
26-31: CR-73 near CR-287;
SR-30 near Depot Creek.
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires,
and, defective lighting equipment.
In addition, attention will,.be di-
rected to drivers who would vio-
late' the driver license laws of
Florida.
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

DIVISION OF ELECTIONS





PUBLIC NOTICE OF ASSISTANCE
Under Florida law persons with physical disabilities, the elderly and those who
are unable to read arc entitled to special assistance in registering.and voting.

0* SECTION 97.061;, F.S., provides thatsuch persons SflALLberegistered and
receive assistance at the polls in casting their ballots.

SECTION 101.05 1, F.S., and thefederal Voting Rights Actof 1965 provide
that persons who are blind or unable to read may choose a person to assist (other than
an employer or official of the voter's union), orhave the help of two election officials
in voting.

ABSENTEE BALLOTS AVAILABLE
Any registered voter who cannotgo.to the polls'without assistance from another
person may request an absentee ballot from the Supervisor of Elections by mail,
telephone or in person.

For full information on aids available for the elderly and handicapped at
registration and polling placcs,call the office of) our county Supervisor of Elections.

SFOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED
The state Division of Elections has a telecommunications device for the deaf
that will give the hearing iumpaircd important voter and clcctiofi information. 'The
telephone number is 904/922-9606.

CLOSE OF REGISTRATION
You must register to vote by August 8, 1994, to vote in the September 8 first
primary and the October 4 second primary. Jim Smith
Secretary of State


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To.the Voters of District 5

Thank you for allowing me to represent you

another term on the Gulf County School Board.

You have faithfully shared your thoughts and

concerns with me these last four years and I

earnestly solicit your continued involvement this

next term. As a team, we are a strong voice for our

educational system and community.

I pledge my continued efforts toward this goal

and sincerely appreciate the opportunity to serve

you.

Charlotte M., Pierce


School Board Member District Five
Pd. Pol. Adv. Democrat


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THIT STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1994


Tonya Nixon, right, representing Wewahitchka State Bank.,
presents a check to-Des Baxter.

Baxter Attends Camp

for 'Blue Chip" Players
Wewahitchka State Bank c',can either make a player- a na-
proudly sponsors "Blue Chip" "tional name, broaden his number
basketball player Desmond Bax- .,of scholarship offers, or .make
ter as he attends the 15th annual him an improved player.
Cage Scope/High Potential "Blue 'Desmond, a junior at Port St.
Chip" basketball camp at George- Joe High School, was a member
town College in Kentucky. The of1 the 1993-94 2A State Champi-
camp report reaches the desk of 'onr basketball team. He also re-
every basketball playing college in ceived Most Valuable Player and'
the nation. "Blue Chip" exposure was voted All-State Team Player.

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School is- almost ready to be-
gin and it's.time f6r any would-be
athlete, to get his' or her physical
examination in order to partici-
pate in athletics at Port St. Joe
High School or Middle School.'
Free physical examinations will
be given in the gymnasium next
Wednesday and .Thursday, Au-
gust 3 and 4 from 8:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m.
Permission slips signed by' a
parent 'must be presented before.
the physical can be given, so stu-
dents are urged to stop by the
front office of the school and pick
one up prior to Aug. 3 or 4.
On August 3- the physical
will be available for male athletes,


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DISTRICT IV 11-12 YEAR OLD CHAMPIONS: Port St. Joe's All from left: Coach Arden Stephens, Clay Smallwood, Ryan Stephens,
Stars were undefeated in capturing the District IV championship. Kedrick Larry, Jeffie Hayes. James Daniels, Ashley Stephens,
Shown kneeling, from left: Billy Bellinger, Mosi Quinn, Jacob Tan- Coach Greg Knox and Stephen Lowrey. Not pictured is Coach Clay
kersley, Brad Knox, Seneca Chambers and Matt Caswell. Standing, Smallwood.



Undefeated and State Bound


Port'St. Joe's'11 and 12 year
olds are headed to the state tour-
nament, after having won the fiver-
team District IV baseball tourna-
ment last Friday in Lynn Haven.
The local team was undefeated in
the tournament, having beaten
Parker, Lynn Haven Orange and
Lynn Haven White twice.
PSJ 15, LH WHITE 7
Last Wednesdayy St. Joe's All
Stars ppt. two runs on the board
In the top of the first Inning and
never relinquished the lead, scor-'
ing in each inning. Lynn Haven
scored five runs in the bottom of
,the fourth but still trailed 9-5. St.
Joe coffntered, with four more
runs in the top of the fifth and
two in te sixth to ice the game
as they turned 12 hits into 15
runs. ,; -:, I
Rya.n Stephens got the win as
he struck ,put five and walked
three in the four innings pitched.'
He, gave'up five runs on two hits.
Jeffie Hayes relieved, holding
Lynn Haven scoreless in the fifth.
He gave up two runs in the top of
the sixth before being relieved by
James Daniels who struck out
the first three batters he faced.'
Stephens helped his own
cause as he went four for four at
the plate with' one homierun.
James Daniels was two for four
with two homeruns and Brad
Knox was two for four with a dou-
ble.
PSJ i 2 12 44 2-15 12:
LH White 00050 2- 7-,5
Thursday evening. Lynn
Haven White eliminated Parker 9-
8 in eight innings to' win the right
/to face Port St. Joe again In the
championship round.
PSJ, 19, LH WHITE 1
St. Joe's bats proved awe-
'some Friday evening in the cham-
pionship game as their first two
batters, Seneca Chambers and
Ashley Stephens, led off with solo
homeruns. Ryan Stephens and
James Daniels also added home-
runs, with Ryan batting 1.000.
going five' for five and Daniels hit-


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ting the cycle, four for five. Other
top hitters helping collect St.
Joe's 20 hits were Seneca Cham-
bers, four for five;, Clay Snmall-
wood, two for three; and Ashley
Stephens, two for five.
In the first Inning after the
two solo homeruns St. Joe batted
around with Ryan Stephens, 'the
13th batter, homering to 'end the
scoring.
dames Daniels got the cham-
pionship win, giving up only one
run on two hits. Facing only three
batters above minimum, he
struck out ten and issued only
one walk.
PSJ 10 1 035-1920
LH White 1 0 0.0 00- 1 2
During the sub-district tour-
nament hosted by St. Joe and the
District tournament inn Lynn
Haven St. Joe's All-Stars batted,
.373 as a team, with five hitting
.500 and over. Leading all at the
plate Was Ryan Stephens with
.708, followed by Seneca Cham-
bers ,522, James Daniels, Mosi
Quinn and Clay Smallwood with
.500. \
TEAM MEMBERS
District IV champions are:.
Billy Bellinger, Matt Caswell, Sen-
eca Chambers, James Daniels,
Jeffle Hayes, Brad Knox, Kedrick
Larry, Stephen Lowery, Most
Quinn, Clay Smallwood, Ashley
Stephens, Ryan Stephens, and
Jacob Tankersley.' They are
coached by Arden Stephens, Greg
Knox and Clay Smallwood.
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
The local team 'will travel to
Pensacola Saturday to the state


tournament hosted by Pensacola
- Myrtle Grove. Sunday they will.
tour: the Naval Air Station and
have a;players' and coaches' ban-


quet at the, Lighthouse Restau-
rant. Play will begin Monday in
the double ;elimination tourna-
ment.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1994


Michael Overstreet, Attorney Is


Candidate for New Circuit Jukdgeship

New Seat Would Serve Gulf and Five Other Northwest Florida Counties


Mike Overstreet, a local attor-
ney with over 14 years of experi-
ence as a trial lawyer, has official-
ly announced( his candidacy for
the recently, created Circuit-
Judgeship for the .14th Judicial
Circuit. The circuit covers Bay,
Calhoun, Holmes, Washington,
Jackson and G'ulf counties. The
race will be determined by gener-
al election.
A resident of Florida since*
1961, Mr. Overstreet graduated
cum laude from the University of
Florida with a B.S. in Business
Administration and graduated
from Cumberland School of Law
in Birmingham, Alabama, in
1979. During his career, Mr.
Overstreet's legal practice encom-
passed criminal and complex civil
cases (wrongful death, catas-
trophic injury, divorce and child
custody, will contest), requiring
his appearance in court an aver-
age of. twenty times per month.


Overstreet estimates he has tried
over 250 cases since beginning
practice in Panama City.
Mr. Overstreet stated, "Serv-
ing on the bench is something to
which all lawyers should aspire.
Judges face a difficult and noble
challenge. They give a solemn
.oath to protect the notion that in
the courtroom 'all people, irre-
spective of race, color, religious
affiliation, or economic status are
treated equally and with respect.
The people of Bay, Calhoun, Gulf,
Holmes, Jackson,' and Washing-,
ton counties deserve that respect.
I believe that in making the im-
portant decision of who can best
keep that oath the people of these
counties should consider the can-
didate's experience, 'as well as
whether the candidate Ihas dem-
onstrated a commitment to these
principles through public service.
', I am confident that the voters will,


continue to look past the fluff of
politics, and will carefully eyalu-
ate each candidate's credentials."
Overstreet is one of'a handful
of Supreme Court Certified Civil
Court Mediators. Mediators pro-
vide alternative means of lawsuit
resolution. He is also the Chair-
man for the 14th Judicial Grie-
vance Committee, where citizens'..
.complaints against local lawyers
are heard. Mr. Overstreet feels he
has demonstrated the necessary.
demeanor to preside in court in a
fair and impartial manner and by
doing so, has earned' the trust
and respect of his fellow lawyers.
Michael Overstreet has been
actively involved as a board mem-
ber of Anchorage Children's
-Home since 1988 and Is currently
serving as the organization's pres-
ident. Anchorage operates in a six
county area and provides shelter
and counseling for abused and


'unwanted children. Overstreet
has 'been described as a tireless
public servant who has devoted
his time throughout his legal ca-
reer towards various charitable
and public service groups.
Mr. Overstreet is a current
'member, and past chair of the
Unlicensed Practice of Law Com-,
i mittee of this Judicial Circuit. He
Shas ;also served as co-chair and
Board member of the local D.U.I.
advisory council as well as" chair
of the judicial candidate poll com-
mittee which convened in the
1990 judicial elections. For the
past two years Mr. Overstreet has
worked with members and visi-
tors to the Council on Aging, pro-,
viding free, legal consultation.
Michael Overstreet is 42
years old, and has been married
to his wife, Deborah, for 16 years.
They have .a six year old daugh-
ter, Avery,


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Treglown

Speaks to

Rotary

About Services
Offered by Gulf
County Library

Nolan Treglown. chairman of
the Gulf County Library Advisory
Board gave a committee-person's
View of the workings of the LI-
brary to the Rotary Club at their
'regular luncheon last Thursday.
Tregilown. declared that "the
Library is one of our greatest as-
sets" here in Port St. Joe. He said
most small cities, the size of Port
St. Joe don't have nearly so good
an installation as that located
here. "it offers so many free and
low cost services to our citizens,"
Treglown stated.
The county-operated North-
west Regional Library offers such
services as mailing lists, fax ma-
chine service, computer service.
word processors, copy machine
service, public, meeting room,
children's story hours and chil-
dren's reading section, as well as
access to numerous books, facts,
and information from all over the
nation via computer network.
"One of our most-used servic-
es is an open college program
with Gulf Coast Community Col-
L lege," he said. "One can go to the
Library and through the magic- of
electronics, take a number of col-
.lege subjects right there in the Li-
brary.'
Treglown said the Library fur-
nishes a host of valuable Informa-
tion on the tight budget it oper-
ates tinder. "Our participation
with the Northwest Coast Library
Association allows us to perform
services we couldn't do on our
own."
The speaker said the Library
is open 40 hours a week on stag-
gered schedules and operates on
contributions of '$36,000 from
Gulf County, $4,000 from the
City of Port St. Joe, $1,500 from
the City of Wewahitchka, and
$500 from the City of Mexico
Beach. "In addition, the Gulf
County Commission furnishes us
with a building and utilities and a
place for the Wewahitchka
branch to operate out of.
Guests of the club were Hal
Davis and Bill Hersbacher of
Dahlonega, Georgia.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JO JULY 28, 1994


AARP 'Pensions Not Posies Campaign Aimed at Women

In Effort to Mobilize Women to Urge Their Employers and Lawmakers to Take Positive Action Helping Women Get Pensions They Deserve


WASHINGTON, DC -- The
American Association of Retired
Persons (AARP) recently helped
kick off a,. year long campaign
.-aimed at educating women about,
'their pensions.
'The .'Pensions Not Posies'
campaign is an effort to mobilize
women to urge their employers
and lawmakers to take action
that will make it easier for women
to'get the pensions, they deserve,
"said John Ro.ther, AARP's: Direc-
tor of Legislation and Public Poll-
cy. 'Women entering retirement
need decent pension, not Just.a
:bouquet of flowers.
"If women are to have a se-

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Fraud

In Clean-Up and
Making Repairs
Sto Your Property
By: JUDY CORBUS
Multi-County Home Economics
Extension Agent
After a natural disaster such
as a flood, homeowners are faced
with much work and many deci-
sions regarding home repair.
Some homes require immediate
work to prevent further damage,
while some repairs are too large
or complex for homeowners to do
themselves, requiring the services
of a professional.
-l : Unfortunately, some unethi-
cal workmen try to take advan-
tage of the situation by playing on
the stress and confusion of the
home owner. They either perform
poor quality work or they take the
J' ,money and never complete the
job.
To -avoid being a victim of
home repair fraud, follow these
steps:
Slnvestigate the quality of
: work and reliability of any home
repair contractor or workman you
are considering hiring. Shoddy
work will only add .to .your- loss
Sand frustration4Lso take the,-time
St check out the contractor.
In Florida, home improve-
ment contractors must be regis-
tered with the state. Ask to see
their license.
*Florida law defines "home
improvement" contractors as
those persons performing con-
sthuction work, roofing, siding.
plumbing, electrical work. work
Sori swimming pools. and/or ser-
vice on heating and cooling equip-
ment. State law requires all home
Improvement or repair contracts
to be in writing and to contain
the following information:
-Approximate date for begin-
S ning the work and the completion
date.
-A description of the work to
be done. Always require this to be
detailed, describing the materials
and grades to be used and the re-
pairs to be made.
-All financing information re-
quired by state and federal laws.
-Any warranty agreements.
-Name and address of con-
. tractor and person for whom
work is to be done.
Always get any agreement in
writing and signed by both par-
ties before any work is begun.
*NEVER pay for work before
it is done. If there is a lot of work
to be done. you may divide the
cost into several payments. For
example, you might pay one half
of the cost when the job Is half
completed. .
*Never sign a completion cer-
tinfcate until all work is finished
to your satisfaction.
In general, be very cautious
about hiring an.unknown person
.to make any repairs to your
home. .Take the time to check out
contractors and workmen to be
sure they are licensed, insured,
reputable, and perform quality
work. Ask questions and be 'cer-
tain that both you and the con-
Stractor have a clear understand-
ing, in writing, of the work to be
done. Don't sign anything until
you have read it carefully and feel
comfortable with the terms of the
S... agreement. You may wish to have
S an attorney review the contract
before you sign it. The time you
r spend rO, can save you many
headaches and problems later on
and help you to return to your
home sooner.


cure retirement, they must insist
on the availability of adequate
pensions from their employers,
"Rother said. "Older women are
twice as likely as men to live in
poverty. It is very important that
women who retire be able to
maintain the same quality of life.
they had before retirement..
"Women must also demand
that.lawmakers make the pension
. system more responsive to. wom-


en's lives, "Rother added. "Women .
often have different work patterns
than men, making it more diffi-,.
cult for women to receive ade- '
quate pensions.
"Pension coverage must be"
expended for employees who
Work for small firms, the service -
sector, in temporary positions or ,
less than full time, "continued
Rother. "Lack of coverage in these
areas disproportionately affects


women, making it _more likely
that these women will, not have
adequate pensions.';
The "Pensions' Not !Posies"
campaign Is being sponsored by
the Women s Pension Policy Con-
sortium, which consists of the
Pension 'Rights Center. the Older
Women's League and the National
Senior Citizen's Law Center .To-
day's kick off includes: a news
conference and round-table dis-


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The Women s Pension Policy
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organizing several educational
"Pension Not Posies" events in dif-:
ferent cities throughout the year.
AARP is the nation's leading


organizationn for people 50 and
older. 'It serves their needs and
interests through legislative advo-
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NEWS

ROUND.-UP
by Jack Harper




'Mayday!!"

From now until the November elections is what you could call "May-
day" story time on the political front. For instance:
"Chiles' record on environment 'may' cost votes," said one major.Flor-
ida newspaper, pointing out that environmentalists who backed the Dem-
ocratic governor wholeheartedly in his first run "May" now vote Republi-
can, especially if Insurance Commissioner Tom Gallagher-instead of Jeb
Bush-gets into the runoff.
It seems, according to this Mayday yam, that environmental activists
now like Gallagher better because he supported their causes before the
cabinet and has chosen Sen. Curt Kiser,-of Palm Harbor, as his running
mate. Kiser, named most effective legislator by one big newspaper was an
environment leader in the senate, opposing the Everglades cleanup on'
grounds the sugar industry wasn't paying its fair share.
Another newspaper reported that a petition drive to limit the taxing
powers of government "may" be in trouble-if Attorney General Bob But-
terworth.knowswhat he is talking about.,Not only "may" the limiting tax-
es drive be in trouble because of the way it is written, but also endan-
gered are proposed constitutional amendments that would make it
harder for voters to add new taxes and easier to add tax bans as well as
, another one expanding the rights of property owners,
Another Mayday story in yet another newspaper is that young and
middle-aged blacks in America today are becoming conservative in their
political Views and (glory be) are now voting for some Republican candi-
dates and "may" do more of it in the future.
Of course. Mayday stories aren't confined to politics,:
The best one nationally was in The New Yorker magazine, which said .
the defense in the O.J. Simpson double-murder case in Los Angeles
"may' be to'try as a racist the detective who found the bloody glove that
supposedly ties O.J. to the killing scene. The charge "may" be he planted
it at O.J.'s residence.,
Mayday .stories are easy to write and loved by Journalists (including
this one), especially on a slow news day. They could be called Could, Be,
or Apparently stories. Mayday stands out because of the connotation to
the old emergency radio message announcing a disaster. Maydayl May-
dayl .
; The private answer I have to Mayday stories is my Better Be stories.
know in the prinf-media as the BB approach. Or on television as the Re-
ality, Check.
For instance, politicians, activists of all colors, and judges, too, had'
Better Be ;concerned with people more than woodpeckers and owls.
They'd Better Be paying attention to cutting government waste, limiting
government spending, and protecting private property and people from
welfare, crime and corruption as we know it today in America.
The Florida Supreme Court and the general criminal justice system
had Better Be concerned about protecting the innocent from the guilty
and people from well-heeled lobbyists.
The state court is going to be on trial when it sits down to decide-
whether to allow those citizen petitions on the November ballot. So will,,
the circuit court in Tallahassee with the tourist-killing case, and the-
court in Los Angeles trying O.J. Simpson.
There is some serious doubt in everyday America that our criminal
justice system really works, with its heavy emphasis on the rights of the
accused rather than the victim and its different uneven-handed justice
that can often be bought by the rich and powerful or the politically cor-
-rect., : '
This old reporter thinks the system Is going to nail O.J. if the evi-
dence stands up, not because the system is that good, but because the
women 6f this world aren't going to accept less. In spite of the money.and
the hero sfatus b .thE football star and Hollywood actor. The judges and
l lawyers had Better-Be sure no slick technicality spoils justice In this one
or we may not have a' legal system as we have known it anymore.
I don't have the same feeling for the tourist murder at the .Highway I-
10 rest camp or the Florida high court decision on the tax limiting
amendments. They don't have the women of the world solidly against
them



Capitol News Round-Up
TALLAHASSEE (WNS)-With Republicans and Democrats predicting
victories. Florida's fall elections shaped up last week in qualifying that
highlighted six crucial races which could decide party control of the state
senate and nine candidates for the governor's seat now held by Lawton.
Chiles. who is still behind in the polls.,
Another interesting race is the education commissioner seat on the
Florida Cabinet, vacated by Democrat Betty Castor to head up the Uni-
versity of South Florida. It pits Chiles' appointee Doug Jamerson against
fellow Democrat John Griffin, 'a navy veteran; .stockbroker and adjunct
college professor from Ormond Beach, and three Republicans. ,
Jamerson, former House member from St. Petersburg, would become
the first black to win a statewide election for a Cabinet post if he wins in
September and November. The Republicans. predicting victory because of
low test scores under Democratic control of public schools, are Martin
County School Superintendent Frank T. Brogan, Sarasota Developer Bob
Morris. and Orange Park minister John Kager.
Voting in a handful of six key senate districts scattered from Jack-
sonville (district 16) to the Orlando area (18 & 14) across to Clearwater
(19) on down the peninsula to Sarasota (24) and back across, Southwest
Florida nearly to West Palm Beach (district 35) will decide which party '.
controls the Senate now split 20-20 by Democrats and Republicans.
Although much attention and money is expected to be concentrated
in those six senate battles, the races for state representatives have been .
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a coalition with conservative Democrats if the Democrats lose as little as
six seats.
The race .for governor narrowed from 22 potential candidates who
talked about running to. nine who actually paid their $7,338.75 qualify-
ing fee. .
The major candidates are incumbent Gov. Lawton Chiles who is ex-
pected to handily defeat his only Democratic opponent, Tampa's Jack
(throw the rascals out) Gargan, in the September 8 party primary, and
then face one of the leading Republican candidates-Jeb Bush, Jim
Smith, Ander Crenshaw, Tom Gallagher, or Ken Connor-in the Nov. 8
general election.
Josephine A. Arnold, an osteopathic neurologist from Seminole
County and Miami lawyer Bob Bell also qualified as Republicans to make
the race.
Among the non-qualifiers who had announced their intentions but
weren't certified officially by the state Elections Office Friday was Michael
Christopher Brown, a mental patient in the forensic unit at Florida State
Hospital at Chattahoochee, who made headlines in some newspapers last
week when he said he'was running to save the world.
GULF PROBE: Amidst charges that the state has mishandled its in-
vestigation, U.S. Attorney Michael Patterson has agreed to join the Flori-
da Department of Law Enforcement in Its probe of suspended Gulf
County Sheriff Al Harrison, a move that could result in a civil-rights vio-
lation case. Pensacola lawyer Bob Kerrigan, who represents Harrison,
said he welcomed federal intervention because he felt the state has mis-
handled the investigation which began earlier this year when a jail in-
mate complained she had been forced to perform oial sex on Harrison.
The sheriff, suspended from office by Gov. Lawton Chiles, has denied
any wrongdoing and has not been charged with a crime. The state does
not have jurisdiction in a civil-rights violation case.
Linda Richter, a sheriff department employee, was found dead last
month in a ditch off a road north of Port St. Joe. She died, according to
the autopsy, after taking a potentially deadly amount of anti-depressant
drugs: She had given a statement to FDLE agents who were investigating
the earlier complaints against the sheriff prior to her death.
NET BAN: The first citizen initiative to officially make the November
ballot Is-a proposal to ban commercial fishing nets from Florida waters,
according to the Division of Elections. Sponsored by Save Our Sealife, a
recreational fishing organization, the proposal if passed as a constitu-
tional amendment will ban entangling gill nets in state waters, nine miles
into the Gulf of Mexico and three miles into the Atlantic Ocean. It will
also ban nets with more than 500 square feet of mesh for three miles off
Florida's west coast and: a mile off the east coast.
'The commercial fishing industry has fought the proposal claiming it
isn't needed to preserve sealife and will cost thousands of jobs.
RUSH HELPEI:, Sales of Florida orange Juice hit their second high-
est level in history while advertising was aired on talk-show host Rush
Limbaugh's controversial radio program according to the Citrus Commis-
sion, which announced the contract will end in August and will not be re-
newed. ,, -
Advertising was also used on Larry King's radio show and on a
health advice talk show hosted by Dean Edell. The King and Edell con-
tracts are scheduled to end In August and also will not be renewed.
The contract with Limbaugh was criticized by Gov. Lawton Chiles,
the National Association of Women, and the National EducationhnAssocia-
tion for its conservative political approach. Citrus Commission spokes-
men said the advertising was part of a marketing plan that goes into an-
other state in August. They thanked Limbaugh, King, and Edell in a new
release and said the only time orange juice sales were higher was a year
earlier during a time of unusually low prices.
LOBBYIST SUES: An insight into the third political chamber in the
Florida capitol was provided last week when former House Speaker Don
Tucker sued the 1986 owners of the Palm Beach Jai-Alal Fronton to col-
lect on a $500,000 contingency fee they agreed to pay him for getting the
legislature to extend the season by 100 days.
According to the suit, the fronton agreed to pay Tucker $50.000 for
10 hears If he got the season extended. He did, and collected $305,000 in
six years for itiwhen the owners went into bankruptcy and the payments
stopped.,
RACIAL SLUR: Florida A&M University violated procedures in firing
an assistant professor last year for making what its officials considered a
racial slur and must reconsider its action, the Florida Board of Regents
ruled last week. Gerald Gee. 49, was accused of racially insulting stu-
dents in a public relations' class when they complained about lack of on-
campus opportunities. Seven students.in a letter said that he said "that
sitting around and waiting for someofi'e to give us those outlets created a
'n-~-- mentality' that will keep us on the back of the bus forever."
Gee said he, ~sed the phrase to make a point, not insult students. He
apologized.


STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES

PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
(SHIP)


The SHIP program was creat-
ed for the purpose of providing
funds to local governments as artin-
centive for the creation of local
:housing partnerships, to expand
production of and preserve,.afforda-
ble housing, and to increase hous-
ing related employment. Gulf'
county will receive $250,000 for
year 1994-1995. ..
'*Applications for the'SHIP pro-
gram will be accepted as indicated:
Strategy, 1 .,
Purchase Assistance ($150,000
has been allocated for this strategy)
applications will be accepted on a
continuing basis.
Selection; of applicants for this
strategy' will be ort a "First Come -
First Serve" basis, based on an ap-
proved loan application from an au-
thorized lender.
Eligibility for this strategy is
'based on income level for persons
in the, low, and moderate income
range (see income chart). '
It is. estimated' that 13, house-
holds will benefit from this"strategy
.(7 low income and 6 moderate in-
come households).
'The maximum purchase price
for the purposes of this- program
will be $50,000.
Strategy 2:
Rehabilitation Grant ($30,000
:has been allocated for this strategy)
Application will be accepted from 6
July through 12 August, 1994
ONLY!
Selection of applicants for this
strategy will be by a lottery meth-


od. Each application will be num-
bered and numbers will be random-
ly drawn. As numbers are drawn
applicants will be placed in numeri-
cal order.
Eligibility for this strategy is
based on income level for persons
in. the' very low income range. (see
income chart)
It is estimated that 10 'house-
.holds will benefit from this strate-
gy. Persons receiving a grant in the
1993-94 year are not eligible.
The maximum grant award
will be $3,000.
Strategy 3:.
Rehabilitation Loan ($40,000
has.been allocated for this strategy)
Applications will be accepted from
6 July through 12 August 1994,
ONLY.
Selection of applicants for this
strategy %ill be the same as above
for -Strategy 2, Rehabilitation
Grants.
Eligibility for this strategy is
based on income level for persons
in the.very low income and low in-
come range. (See income chart).
It is estimated that 13 house-
holds will benefit from this strategy
(8 very low and 5 low income
households).
The maximum loan amount
will be $5,000.

SHIP FUNDS MAY NOT BE
USED TO PURCHASE, REHABILI-
TATE, OR REPAIR MOBILE
HOMES!


Point of contact for this program is Bo Williams, 229-6125 (Tues.-
Fri.), County Courthouse and in Wewahitchka on Mondays, 639-3019.
Applications are available at the County Courthouse Room 147 and Room
204 in Port St. Joe, and in Wewahitchka at the Old'Courthouse in the County Ex-
tension Office.
APPENDIX A
INCOME RANGES: GULF COUNTY SHIP PROGRAM


Household Size Income Type: VLI (50%)
One Person 10,350
Two Persons 11,850
Three Persons 13,300
Four Persons 14,800
'ive Persons 16,000
Six Persons 17,150
Seven Persons 18,350
Eight Presons 19,550
Median Income 29,400


LI (80%)
16,600
18,950
21,300
23,700
25,550
27,450
29.350
31,250


MOD (120%)
28,840
28,440
31,920
35,520
38,400
41,160
44,040
46,920


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PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1994


NOTICE OF

TAX INCREASE


The Gulf County School Board will
consider a measure to increase its
erty tax levy by 18.61 percent.


soon
prop-


A portion of the tax levy is required un-
der state law in order for the School
Board to receive $5,118,341.00 in state
education grants. The required portion
has increased by 5.74 percent and repre-i
sents approximately seven-tenths of the
total proposed taxes.
The remainder of the taxes is proposed
solely at the discretion of the School
Board. .
All concerned citizens are invited to a
public hearing on the tax increase to be
held on August 1, 1994, at 5:15 pm. at
the Gulf County :.School Board meeting
room, Port St. Joe, Florida.


A DECISION on the
rease and the budget
Is hearing.


proposed tax,
will be made


in-
at


PUBLISH: JULY 28, 1994


The tentative, adopted, and/or final budgets are on file in the office of the above mentioned taxing authority as a public record.


NOTICE OF TAX FOR

SCHOOL CAPITAL OUTLAY
The Gulf County School Board will soon consider a
measure to impose a 1.50 mill property tax for the capi-
tal outlay projects listed herein.
This tax is in addition to the School Board's proposed
tax of 7.303 mills for operating expenses and is pro-
posed solely at the discretion of the School Board. The
combined School Board tax increase for both operating
expenses and .capital outlay is shown in the adjacent
notice.
The capital outlay tax will generate approximately
$784,433.00 to be used for the following projects;
Maintenance, Renovation, and Repair
Lighting
Motor Vehicle Purchases
Purchase Three (3) School Buses
New and Replacement Equipment
School Furniture and Equipment
County Office Furniture and Equipment
H.VAC Systems
Instructional Materials
Equipment, Textbooks, Consumable and Non-
Consumable Instructional Supplies
All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to
be held on August 1, 1994 at 5:15 P.M. at the Gulf
County School Board meeting room, Port St. Joe, Flori-
da.
A DECISION on the proposed capital outlay taxes will be
- made at the hearing.
Publish July 28. 1994


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tI
' t


BUDGET SUMMARY NOTICE
DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF GULF COUNTY THE PROPOSED OPERATION BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF GULF COUNTY
DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD ARE 1.04 PERCENT MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES
PROPOSED MILLAGE LEVY
OPERATING
LOCAL EFFORT 6 2 "
DISCRETIONARY
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCRETIONARY .21 U D .
CAPITAL OUTLAY .. .'


TOTAL


REVENUES GENERAL SPECIAL REVENUE DEBT SERVICE CAPITAL PROJECTS TRUST & AGENCY
Federal 30,000.00 .876,969.09
State Sources 6,498,765.99 15,000.00 304,163.90 400,308.11
Local Sources 4,044,241.00 161,000.00 6,000.00 790,433.00 1,250.00
Total Revenues 10,573,006.99 1,052,969.09 310,163.90 1,190,741.11 1,250.00
Transfers In 589,494.00 70,000.00
Non-revenue Sources
FUND BALANCES July 1,1994 289,210.16 26,735.15 171,627.82 801,586.49 26,827.31
TOTAL REVENUES AND BALANCES 11,451,711.15 1,149,704.24 481,791.72 1.992,327.60 28,077.31
EXPENDITURES
Instruction 6,494,464.25 467,134.09
Pupil Personnel Services 604,641.49 34,812.00
Instructional Media Services 276,614.80 12,900.00
Instructional & Curriculum Development Services 91.339.42
Instructional Staff Training 22,346.61 8,450.00
Board of Education 124,868.00
General Administration 349,548.00 13,416.00
School Administration 1,011,637.14 12,457,00
Facilities Acquisition Construction 1,457,946.00
Fiscal Services '113,763.10
Food Services 571,000.00
Central Services 168,955.00
Pupil Transportation Services 645,728.00 300.00
Operation of Plant 817,868.00
Maintenance of Plant 491,329.00
Community Services 18,608.34 2,500.00 1;,150.00
Debt Service 234,492.50
TOTAL EXPENDITURES 11,231,711.15 1,122,969.09 234,492.50 1,457,946.00 1,150.00
Transfers Out 70,000.00 75,000.00 514,494.00
FUND BALANCES June 30, 1995 150,000.00 26,735.15 172,299.22 19,887.60 26,927.31
TOTAL EXPENDITURES
TRANSFERS & BALANCES. 11,451.711.15 1,149,704.24 481,791.72 1,992,327.60 28,077.31


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. JULY 28. 1994


11/4 Million Signatures on Proposed Tax Cap Amendment


With over a million-and-a-
quarter signatures already certi-
fied as valid by county election of-
ficials, the four Tax Cap Commit-
tee constitutional amendment
proposals returning control of
taxes to taxpayers and protecting
property rights are virtually as-
sured a place on the November
ballot, according to Tax Commit-
tee chairnian David Biddulph.
Declaring a second indepen-
dence day this month, Biddulph
said each petition needs fewer
than 50,000 more certified signa-
tures to satisfy their constitution-
al requirement for 429,428 signa-
tures statewide. In fact, the
amendment to require voter ap-
proval on, all new taxes' needs
only..9,500-more certified signa-
tures, noted Biddulph.
"Based on the nearly three
million signatures we've collected,
the number of signatures pre-
verified by us, and the fact that a
record ;80 percent of .all our peti-.
tion signatures,.and 95 percent of


our pre-verified. signatures, are
being certified by election offi-
cials, we have no doubt that our
petitions will qualify," he said.
"At this pace we can expect to
have enough certified signatures
statewide and in 12 Congression-
al Districts by next week," he
said, noting that this will satisfy
the second requirement to appear
on the ballot in November:. signa-
tures of at least 8 percent of the
voters who voted in the last presi-
dential election in. at least 12 of
Florida's 23 congressional dis-
tricts. .
Of these, the required num-
ber of petition signatures has
been certified as valid by county
election officials for Congressional
Districts 3 and 4 In Duval
County; Congressional District 6
covering parts of Duval, ,Union,
Bradford, Clay, Putnum and Lake
counties; Congressional District 7
in Volusia and Seminole counties;
Congressional District 11 in Hills-
borough County; Congressional


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The Tax Cap Committee pre-'
verifies all signatures on its peti-
tions, checking them against ex-,
isting voter rolls to make it easier,
for county election officials to',
confirm their validity. .
"In the spirit of our nation's,
Independence .celebration this
month, voters from every part of-
the -state have. proclaimed their
intention to free themselves from


the tyranny of wasteful govern-
ment and elected officials who are
unconcerned about the tax bur-
den of the working people and the
retirees of the state," said Bid-
dulph.
The ballot issues qualified by
Tax Cap are: a requirement that
all new taxes be submitted to the
voters for approval; property own-
ers would be compensated if their
property loses value as a result of
government action; a requirement
that two-thirds of the voters must
approve any new tax imposed by
constitutional amendment, such"
as a state personal income tax;
and modification of the current
"single subject" restriction in the
Florida Constitution


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CHILDREN'S HEALTH FORUM


Fruit Juice


1For Children


Elizabeth C. Jones, M.D

Parents always seem in a hurry to start babies on fruit juice.
Unfortunately, most babies do not tolerate much Juice. Too much
juice too early is a frequent cause of diarrhea in babies. Babies
should not be given juice from a bottle. Give juice when they are old
Enough to drink from a cup. "
Babies who drink juice from q bottle are often more prone to get
nursing bottle caries than babies who are not in this habit. It is
particularly damaging to teeth to have a baby go to bed with a bot-
tle of juice and keep the teeth coated with sugar all night .
As children get older, they often get into a bad habit of drinking
only juice. Water is forgotten as a necessary fluid replacement. Un-
less parents insist on water, the children will continue to prefer
juice. Juice is all right for the older child as long as water and other
liquids are included in the daily intake.
When juice is purchased please read the label carefully, and in-
sist on real juice. Hi-C proudly advertises it is "10%, Juice". The re-
maining 90% is water and sugar. You do not need to pay the price
forjuice if 90% of what you are paying for is water and sugar.
When the label on the can or bottle says "drink" and not "juice",.
this means there is a lot of water and usually sugar added. These
"drinks" cost as much as real juice, so when you buy something be
sure to get the "real thing".


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arts. and crafts. Wausau's volun-
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THI. STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. JULY 28. 1994


-GCCC Accepting Applications for Radiography


The Health Sciences division
of Gulf Coast Community College .
is now accepting applications for
the Summer 1995 Radiography.
program. This is a limited access,
selective admissions, two-year As-
sociate in Science Degree pro-.
'gram;n.
I The program starts in May of
each year. To attain a competitive


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AND ORDER YOUR
COPY OF THE STAR-
DELIVERED TO YOUR
DOOR EACH WEEK
OR PICK UP A COPY
AT ANY OF THE FOL-
LOWING LOCATIONS:
SOUTH BEACHES
*Indian Pass Raw Bar
*PICS # 1
*PICS #2
PORT ST. JOE
eThe Star
*Jr. Food Store
*Sing Store
oSavewav y ;
*Piggl\ Wiggly
'St. Joe Hull
Buzzett's .
,Campbell's ..-
WHITE CITY
*Hanmmond's Grocery
HIGHLAND VIEW
i.Jr. Food Store
*DLxie Dandy
S BEACHES
4Suwaiinee Swifty
*Jr. Food Store
MEXICO BEACH
*Express Lane
*Gulf Foods
Mexico. Beach Grocery
*Suwannee Swifty
*Jr. Food Store
*Mexico Beach Grocery
WEWAHITCHKA
*McCarty's Grocery
*Rich's IGA
*Jr. Food Store
*DLxie Dandy
*Jr. Food Mart


edge, students should enroll in
classes as early as, possible. All
application procedures must be
completed by January 28, 1995,
to be considered for the May
1995 class. For. additional infor-.
mation, contact Courtney Brooks,
872-3827.
To register in advance for the.:
lifelong learning classes listed be6-


From the ,
Principal's Desk

Wewahitchka

High School
S, -By Larry.A. Mathes

August 11 Opening Day
Unless someone tells me differently, school will open August 11
on.schedule if there is any change, it will be announced in the
paper or on TV, or by officials of the schools. It probably won't be,
announced in the aisle at the grocery store! I know everyone's con-
cerned, but unless you hear it from an official source, please plan
n starting at 8:05 AM Thursday, August 1i. Some adjustments.
might be needed, but we plan to be off and running as scheduled.
Teachers and other staff report August 8 at 8:00 AM. Some ,
changes are in the works, but all should be on board by the start of
school. WHS will host "Open House" August 9th (Tuesday night
from 6:30 8:00 PM). Parents may pick up schedules, meet teach-
ers, and an election of parent representatives for the School Adviso-
ry Team will take place at this meeting. Plan on coming early let's
see if we can better last year's record attendance! '
Parents that have toured the school sites where construction is
underway have been impressed with the School Board's determina-
tion to continue to provide the best school atmosphere possible for
the money that's available. At WVHS, the entire heating/cooling sys-
tem is being replaced by a "state of the-art" system designed by
Honeywell, Inc. The same contractor is replacing nearly all the
lights with new, higher efficiency lighting to provide greater Illumi-
, .nation for students in classrooms and other areas. Several class-
rooms will sport new carpeting (as does a portion of the front ofce).
I hope'that parents will encourage students to help care for these
' -improvements! I can remember the biggest problem where I attend-
ed high school was whether to close the windows to keep oit the
gnats or to open the windows to try to keep the temperature under
110. No A/C. no fans sound familiar?l
Athletic physical (Boys & Girls) at WHS will be given inr the
gymnasium Tuesday, August 2; if you plan on playing any sport,
you must have this free physical if you miss this date, you'll have
to pay for one at your expense. Come early and get this taken care
Sof so you can participate!
Football starts August 8th I hope everyone will get behind our
athletic programs and give them the support they deserve Volley-
ball will also crank up as soon as school starts.
k. -,''


State Groups Organizing Activities


for World Br
Community groups thiough- "
out the state are organizing acLtv-
ities for World Breastfeeding
Week. August 1-7. This year's
theme in Florida is "We Support
Breastfeeding Mothers". Special
attention is being focused on pro-
grams and healthcare providers.
who support and promote breast-
feeding.
In Gulf County, the Public
Health Unit. Nemours Clinic, Dr.
A. Poonal., Dr. Oksanen. Cypress
Medical and Wewa Medical Clinic
are local providers who encourage
and support breastfeeding.
The Gulf/Franldin WIC pro-.
gram also provides breastfeeding
information to all pregnant wom-
en receiving WIC benefits and
continues this support and en-
couragement after the baby is
-born. WIC has a special food
package for breastfeeding moth-
ers, and the trained staff provides
assistance to participants if prob-
lems arise.
S Florida hias a unique history


FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
REV. BILL WHITE, PASTOR
2420 Long Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
I- 904-229-6886
Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
Sunday School................................................10 a.m.,
M morning W orship.............................................11 a.m .,
Sunday Evening ........................................ ..6 p.m .
Wednesday Evening .......................................7 p.m.



THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
+ 7:30 and: 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
/ 8:;a.Oam. (CT)

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor



"The Exciting Place to Worship"

2-.. first Baptist Church

102 Third Street
Port St. Joe, Florida

Gary Smith Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
C __ .. .. .. ... .. ...


least Feeding
In promoting breastfeeding.'Last
year legislation was passed which
protected the right of mothers to
breastfeed in public. This year
lawmakers adopted legislation
aimed at making health care pro-
viders and. employers more sup-
portive of- breastfeeding. The
measure establishes a state
"Baby-Friendly Hospital" pro-
gram.
Currently, the state of Florida


Week
leads the nation in the number of
facilities participating in the
Baby-Friendly Hospital initiative.
This program is part of a world
wide WHO/UNICEF program de-
signed to encourage the promo-
tion of breastfeeding in hospitals.
-Anyone interested in finding
out more information on breast-
feeding can contact their health-
.care provider or the Gulf County
Public Health Unit at 227-1276.


PORT ST. JOE FIRST PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH
Pastor Tommy Causey
2001;Garrison Avenue 229-6622
904-229-6886
Sunday School .............. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .......1... 1:00 a.m.,
Sunday Evening.............. 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening......... 6:30 p.m.
Nursery Provided 227-1493
A Church Easy to Find But Hard to Forget





Pine Street Overstreet

Sunday School.....................................10:00 a.mi.
Sunday Worship...................................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study........................ 3:00 p.m.


Pastor W.L. Remain


Phone 648-8144


.Constitution .ndiMonument
Catch the SanIkI PortSt. Joe
THE UNITED METHODISTCHURCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School......... 9:45 a.m. Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m. Choir Practice
Methodist Youth Wednesday .......... 7:30 p.m.
Fellowship..........5:00 p.m.
Rev; Zedoc Baxter Charlotte Henderson
PASTOR YOUTH/ CHOIR DIRECTOR


Sw St. Joe Assembly of God
St: 309 6th Street.Port St. Joe
Sunday School......................... 10:00 am
Morning Worship Service ........ 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Service ........ 6:30 pm
: Wednesday Bible Study ............ 6:30 pm
Jeffery Scalf
Pastor ,
t Come andReceive Gods Bfessings t
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low at the Lifelong Learning Cen-
ter on the second floor of the Stu-
dent Union East. Registration is
'held Monday through Thursday
from 8 a.mi to :5:30 p.m. For,
more information. call 872-3823. ',;
A basic "First Aid Course" will
be offered on Monday, August 15,
from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Each par-
ticipant will receive a certificate
good for three: years. 'This class
maybe taken by first timers or
may be used as an update. The
cost is $12.
The American Heart Associa-
tion basic life support course that
covers infant, child and adult
CPR will be offered on Monday,
August 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Four hours of this course is pedi-
atric CPR and four,hours is adult
one and two man CPR. All course.
completers will receive CPR
cards; A manual must be. pur-
chased at the GCCC Bookstore.
The cost is $24.

Band Students,
to Enroll Aug. 4
On Thursday, August 4m,
there will be a meeting of all stu-
dents and their parents who are
interested In beginning the band
program at Port St. Joe High
School. There will be information
on getting Instrunfents and the
band program in general.
Band camp will begin Mon-
day, August 1, at 8 a.m. at the'
high school band room. This is.
for any student grades 9-12 who
,is Interested in participating in.
marching band.

Pentecostal

Bible School
The First Pentecostal Holi-
ness Church. 2001 Garrison Ave-
nue. will have vacation bible
school August 7-10th at 6:30
p.m. All ages are invited to at-
tend. For more information or to
pre-register, call 229-6534. 229-
8679. or 227-1493.

Zion Fair Bible School
Zion Fair Baptist Church will.
be holding vacation bible school
for ages 2-12, on August 1-5 from
9 a.m. to0 12 noon.


CHURCH OF CHRIST
NIMEETS.


S Worship:.
11 a.m. Sunday
Nursery.


Minister: Tom Skipper 229-8310


WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St Joe, FL 32456
SCorner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


Christian Fellowship
Independent Baptist Church
500 15th Street North, Mexico Beach, FL
Come, Share, Rejoice
648-8972 Church Bo Boyette, Pastor 647-8936 Res









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BIBLE STUDY '.- .......9:45 am. EVENING WORSHIP.'......... 7:00 p.m.
MORNING WORSHIP................11:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY:. ............... 7-00 p.m.
CHURCH TRAINING ....................5:45 p m.
SLongAvenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue
Hubert Six MarkJones
Speaker Ministerof Music/Youth




Pat-of Port St.Joe
Weekly Meeting Times ,, .
LSunday Morning Celebration and Worship9......EV..I........ 1Q.:00 a.m.
Thursday Night Bible StudyI.................... ......................i ..7:00 p.m.
Intercessory Prayer at The Rock, Mon.-Fri...;........... 7:00- 8:00 a.m.
S8:001- 9:00 a.m.
Saturday Family Night Intercession................. ......P;:... 7:00 p.m.
The Rock Teens.. .. .....T6,Be Announced .
Pastors: Peter and Tomoko Wanchik Office Houri: Monday Thursday.
103 Garrison Avenue ;. "" 9:00 12:00 & 2:00 4:00
Office Phone: 227-2033 ? iy: 9!,00 12:00 .'



**'^ FIRST PRESB TERIAN
R .L:5 p CHURCH
m 9 w, 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756;
t4 llll SUNDAY WORSHIP.............:.......... 10 a.m.
VLUV ADULT SCHOOL................................ 11 a.m.
uSn *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
Nursery Available
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor,



S First UnitedMethodist Church
111 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 .
Morning Church.....................9:00 a.m. CT
S Church School....................... 10:00 a.m. CT
Nursery Provided

Charles M. Parkeat Pastor John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Frlday, 9am- 12.noon CT


am the bread of life he that comes to .
me will never hunger; and he that believes y
on me will never thirst."



SUNItA WO RS' A L .- I .... 10a

Upstairs, First Union Bank Building Monument Ave.
Sunday Morning Bible Study for all ages 9:00am .
Soul Satisfying Worship Service 10:00am
Sunday Afternoon Discipleship Training 5:00pr n
Informal Sunday Night Service- 6:oopm Wed. Night Prayer Service 6:30pmn .


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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MEXICO BEACH
823N. 15th Street
648-5776
Sun. Bible Study (all ages) .......... .. .9:Q0 CST
Morning Worship ............... ..... 10:00 CST
Evening Worship....... ........... 6:3 CST
Wed. Bible Study (all ages),.......:.....6:3d CST.
Rev. Tommy Doss, Pastor



Highland View
United Methodist Church
Corner of 4th St. & Parker Ave.
Highland View-
Lynwood R. Wynne, Pastor

Sunday School............................................ ....... .. 10a.m.
Morning Worship .. ...... 11 a.m.
Evening W orship.... .................................................. 6 p.m .
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'91 Chevy .Corsica LT, ac, ps, tl,
pw, an/fin cassette cc, excellent ser-
vice record, 67K. $6,600 or best offer.
648-4308. 2tc 7/28
NEED A CAR? 'AND CREDIT
TOO? From realistic prices to low
down payments, we make financing a
car simple. No fast falling salesmen
or high pressure sales gimmicks. just
old-fashioried, honest to goodness
dealing. Stability of residence and job'
is more important to us than you
credit history.
OAKLET'S
CARS & TRUCKS
227-1294
Located in Oak'Grove, corner of
Madison St. & 2nd Ave. Itc 7/28
1980 Lincoln Town Car, runs
( good. 648-5001. 4tp 7/28
'79 Dodge van with excellent mo-
tor, 648-4550. 2tc 7/21
Beautiful GMC Safari conversion
van, like new, less than 25;000 miles.-
Call 227-1718. tfc 7/14
'88 Honda CRX, silver, air, new
tires, tinted windows, alpine system,-
looks & runs great, $5,000. 229-,
6168.- tfc7/7
CASH NOW BUYING
Used Cars and Trucks. Local and
out-of-state vehicles. Two locations to
serve you. Mayhann Motor. Port SL
Joe. 229-6584. Mayhann Used Cars.
Wewahitchka. 639-5810.
Lfc 7/7


ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
AL-ANON
Sunday 4:00 p.m. &
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
All meedngs at First Baptist Church
of Port St. Joe, all times eastern

COUNSELING FOR CHILDREN,
ADOLESCENTS, AND ADULTS
BarbarqK. Miner, LCSW, ACSIV
License #SW0002721
518-A First SL Evenings & Sat. by Appt.
Port St. Joe, FL (904)229-1018
tie ., 36:

Phone 227-1782 "
Cuts, Color, Frosting,.Perms
Betty's Beauty Salon
"A Family Salon"
311 Madison St. Betty Heath
Oak Grove ., Owner/Mgr,




Avon

CATHERINE L. .COLLIER
Independent Sales Representaibe -
211 Allen MemorIal Way Port St. Joe
(904) 229-6460


S (904) 229-8161
FAYE'S NAIL SALON 9 1
TOTAL NAIL CARE :
Ce-nited Nail Technician
1905 Long Ave., Port St. Joe -'
Call for Appt. "


BOB'S EXTERIOR
PRESSURE CLEANING
Houses. Mobile Homes, Driveways.
Commercial businesses Ishopping cen-
ters, vehicles). Roofs cleaned none
pressure. Free estimates : 648-8201.
tfc 6/30


Remodeling
Repairs
SNew Construction


W Weather Tight

T Construction
Licensed & Insured
RR0060690
Kevin O'Neill, Owner 229-8635
tifc 7/7


BOATIGS FR.EN*FR EN3FR EN


16' Lowe Pro Bass-Catcher. 50 hp
Yamaha, trolling motor and more.
Boat, motor, and trailer In excellent
condition, $3,995. 648-8251.
Siltc 7/28
STEVE'S OUTBOARD SERVICE.
White'City, anytime, 827-2902.
,fc7/7





One bedroom unfurnished cot-
tage, center of Port St. Joe, $225
month. Call 229-6924. Itc 7/28
Room for Rent: 'private bath, pri-
vate room, kitchen privilege, single
person, near St. Joe Beach. Call 647-
8641." Itp 7/28
2 bedroom apartment for rent.
reasonable. 904-574-7356 days. 912-
246-2603 evenings. 3tc 7/28
Nice mobile home lot space at'
Wewa. New well and septic tank. high'
and dry. Call 648-5162 after 5 p.m.
2tc 7/28
Nice, .clean, 2 bdrm., I bath un-'
furnished trailer, located on St. Joe
Beach. No pets. Call 647-5361.
tfc 7/21
Mobile home. 2 bdrm.. I ba. un-
furnished, newly remodeled, w/d
hookup. $300 month. Call 648-5476
after 6 p.m. CDT. 2tc 7/21


Port.St. Joe Lodge No. 11
Reg. Stated Communication
S'G'r Ist and 3rd Thursday of each
"month. 8:00 p.m.. Masonic Hall.
214 Reid Ave.
Jim Mannon. W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.
; thru /94











l4, D&P PAINTING SERVICE
S Resaeniai & Commereal
JK WIntAeror & Exleror
". "Free Estimates" .
David Stump 1301 McClellan AVe.
Penny Stump Port St. Joe. FL
904-229-6683 32456 -" :


JOHN F. LAW
LAWYER
1-904-265-4794
29 Years Experience
WORKER'S COMPENSATION
PERSONAL INJURY
NO RECOVERY...NO FEE
7229 Deerhaven Road, P.C.,,

T.L.C. Lawn Service
411 T)pes of Yard Iork
MOWING. RAKING. TRIMMING.
WEEDING. CLEAN OUrS
AND ROOF SWEEPING.
REASONABLE MONTI-IL' OR
SEASONAL RATES AVAILABLE.
Call 229-6435

We Buy, Pawn, Sell or Trade
GunS-ii -

Indian Swamp Campgrouind
Hwy. C-387, Howard Creek



LAWN MOWING
service now offered by"
BARFIELD LAWN
CENTER
229-2727


STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
LIC. #ER001.3168 INSURED
647-8081
ALAN STRICKLAND


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


FOSTER TREE &

LAWN SERVICE
No Job Too Big .
. Or Too Small
FREE ESTIMATES *
Licensed & Insured 904/639-5368
Pd. thun 12/


40' furnished trailer for rent,
Overstreet, 648-5306. tfc 7/21
House and business at 41st St.
and Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach. Call 648-
3090. 4tc7/21
2 bedroom and 3 bedroom mobile
homes. No children no pets. Gulf
Shore Court, 648-8211. Also mobile
home spaces for rent. tfc 7/7

No need for wet carpets. Dry
clean 'them with HOST. Use 'rooms
right away. 'Rent machine. St. Joe
Furniture. 227-1251. thru 12/94




TEMPORARY

HOUSING

EMERGENCY

If you are a home owner
and need Temporary Hous-
ing, we can place a new mo-
bile home on your property
immediately' for Temporary
Housing, with the approval
of your insurance company.
Call for immediate details.

(904) 638-2385
Chipley
3tc 7/21


Wauneta's Accounting
& Income Tax

Wauneta Brewer- St. Joe Beach
647-5043



LAWN SERVICE
2271272
All Types of Lawn Care
"' FREE CTIAPTtS
Scott Burkett
Owner tic 7/7

S C. R SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rdake fron-end loader, lot clearing,
septic .tankss rain fields, fill dirt.
Rt: 2, Box AiC, Port St. Joe.
Phone 229-6018


We Can rBuidU Ar,. Triler of Ycur Choice
St. Joe Custom Trailers'
"'" "II? Af 5ruf.: It Our Tb,'llers I
Boat Trailers Farm implement
and.-or Lo-Boy Trailers & Repair
Mobile 227-5234 227-3428
;2319 W. Hwy, 98, Highland View
.' -


VCR REPAIR CENTER
321 Reld Ave. Port St. Joe
Mon. Fri. 10-5,Sat. 9-1
Camcorder Repairs
USED VCR, $85.00
Free Estimates
Phone (904) 227-3660'



BOB'S PAINT &
BODY SHOP
29 Continuous Yeats 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



/ItEL-RES/' UNIQUE
CONSTRUCTION
CO.
New Homes, Additions
Remodeling,
Flood Damage &
Commercial Work
19 years experience
Steve Pumphrey
(904) 762-8482
Norman Melvin
(904) 482-7861
Quality Workmanship
UC. RG 0066507
INSURED
ALL WORK WARRANTED
3tp 7/14


Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tap-
per Dr., Port St. Joe, Affordable
housing for the elderly and the
handicapped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, en-n
ergy efficient costt, handicapped
equipped apts., available. Stove & re-
Sfrig. furn., 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-
tion.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
tfc 7/7
PINE RIDGE APTS., (904) 227-
7451. Rents. starting at'$225.00 per
mo. Affordable Living for low to mid-
dle income families. Featuring 1, 2 &
3 bedroom apts. with ceri. h&a, ener-
gy sating appliances, patios & outside-
storage. Voice/TTY Access: (904) 472-
3952. Wheelchair accessible. >
[QUIt NOV$INC
LENDER
Warehouses, small and large,
some with omce, suitable 'for. small,
business, 229-6200. tfe 7/7
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING
PAYSI Call 227-1278 to place
yours. $3.50 for first insertion.
$2.00 a week for consecutive runs,
plus 5c per word for all over 20.

OFFICE SPACE. Call George
Duren at 229-6031 and leave mes-
sage. tfc 7/7


Need Your Lawn Cut or other
Yard Work done? Call Mike or Chris
Mock, 229-6460. : ffc7/7

Surfside Serenity Group, 1st.
United Methodist Church, 22nd St.,
Mexico Beach. Monday 7:30; Friday
- 7:30. All times central. 647-8054.


-A Gift Shop for .
CHILDREN of allAges
T. 'Books Toys, *etc,,.
My Very Own Book
528 6th St. Phone 227-1636


THE FASHION EXCHANGE
220 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe
227-3183
New & Used Clothing for the Entire
Family. Accessories and Misc. Items,
Hours 10 .am. -6 p.m.
Closed Wed. & Sundao 77

Need tc Decorate?.
Ie-decurate?
or would you just like something new?
"Come by and see me for all your deco-
rating needs., 408 6th St., Highland
View. Sheree Henry Home Interior
z Accessory Specialist.
*tfc7/7

COSTIN'S
Bookkeeping Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
(904) 229-8581


St. Joe Rental-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Port St. Joe 227-2112



BARFIELD'S
LAWN & GARDEN
CENTER
Small Engine Repair

Lawn Mowers \"'
Weed Eaters \-'
'.* Chain Saws \ \
Generators
\ Pumps
Tillers
Go-Karts
229-2727
328 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe


UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & re-
frig., cen. h&a, screen porch, car-
port & laundry rm. .. '
Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove
& refrig., wvasher/drNer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba.. inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED
Small 2 bdrm., home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
.tfe 7/7





Moving Sale: Saturday. 8 a.m. 2
p.inm. and Sunday. I 5 p.m. Furni-
ture and lots of household items. 301'
20th SL lItp7/28
: Yard Sale: 209 Louisiana, Mexico.
Beach. Saturday, July 30, 7:00 a.m.
Tune-up machine,-,welding helmet,
housewares, etc. 4 families.
.tp 7/28
Multi-family yard sale: Saturday,
July 30th. 8-12. 200 Periwinkle Dr..
Gulf Alre. Itp 7/28

A Garage Sale at 225 Gulfaire
Dr.. Saturday. July 30. 9:00 a.m.
EDT. Furniture. knick-knacks. men's
and ladies clothing. NO early birds
please!


5x10 10x10 10x20-
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASKABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112


rarehouses-


CENTIPEDE SOD
Free Estimates for
Top Quality Sod
BARBEE SOD COMPANY
639-5904
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COSTING INSURANCE AGENCY
Inc.
All Forms of Insurance
322 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
Phone 229-8899


Franklin

Building

Supply

Co.
From Foundation to Finish,
For All Your Building Needs

(904) 227-1199

Fax (904) 229-8470
HC-1 Cessna Drive
Costing Airport
Port St. Joe, FL
32456


Garage Sale: Saturday, July 30,
513 Woodward Ave. 8 a.m. until.
S ltp 7/28
Yard Sale: Saturday. 8 a.m. until.
524 Fourth St.. Port St. Joe.
Itc 7/28
Yard Sale, Saturday, 8 till. 6
miles north ofV ewa on 386. Look for
signs. Everything will go.
.. ltp 7/28
Garage Sale: Friday and Satur-
day. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 123 Gulfaire
Dnte. St. Joe Beach. Itc 7/28




S. WANTED: bamboo dinette chair.
For sale: gas water heater, sofa in
earthtones. must see to appreciate.
229-1081. 2tp-7/28
New Seas built-In dishwasher,
$110. Like new heavy-duty vinyl van'
seat, adjustable base, $49. Like new
11 amp 7- 1/4' cut-off saw, $27.50.
647-84158. Beacon Hill. Itp 7/28
Old windows, all shapes and siz-
es. 229-6924. Itc 7/28
L275 KubotA tractor with tan-
dem axle trailer. 6 attachments.
$9.000. 647-5648. 2tp 7/28
Apartment size dryer. $100 firm.
Royal cash register. $1 10 firm. Both
excellent condition. Call 648-4569 8
a.m. 6 p.m. Itc 7/28


HANLON HEATING
& COOLING
30 Years Experien.e
SERVICE OF ALL CENTRAL UNITS
& INSTALLATION
24 Hr Serice License & Insured
Semng All of Gulf County
L.c RA0040379
639-3415
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STUTZMAN CONST. CO.
All Types Roofing
30 .,ears experience' -'
Lie. nRB0030039. RC 0038936-
"Where Quailr Is Higher
Than Pnce"
229-8631

MOWING RAKING WEEDING
EDGING ETC.
C.J.'S Lawn
Service
Serving Mexico Beach. St Joe
Beach & Port St. Joe
"I Will Work for YOU!"
Mexico Beach, FL *
(904) 648-8492
LIe; #5455 7/21


SSt. Joe Rent-All, Inc. I
S.Small Engine Repairs
Factory Warranty Center


I Lawnmowers |
Weedeaters a
Tillers I
I : Chain. saws |
- *Generators ;

Engine Sales


706 1st St.-St. Joe
227-2112
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LIC # RF0051042
FREE ESTIMATES I RG 0051008
ER 0011618

JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
MINOR ELECTRICAL,
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821


Air Conditioning Appliance
Heating Ice Machines


Coastal Service Company
Commercial & Residential
Phillip McCroan (904) 229-6907 Office
Owner & Operator (904) 227-5373 Mobile


TRADES and SERVICES,

















-PG B igTHESA.PR T OF HRDY UY2,19


Two king waterbeds. complete
(like new) $175 each. One swivel rat-
tan rocker. $40: I Papasan chair w/
ottoman. $45. 647-8467. litp 7/28

Sofa and chair to match, good
condition,. lik new, 229-8611 for
moir information. 517 8th St., PSJ.
blue house. ... tc /28

Washer and dryer for sale. $150.
Call after 6:00. 648-5773.
Iltp 7/28,

Pressure washer for rent. $40 a
day. Water softener salt. Red-out Salt.
*salt w/resin guard. Barfleld Lawn and
Garden. 229-2727. It 7/28

Mobile home for sale. 12'x70'.
furnished. 4 bdrm., 2.5 baths, air
cond, $4.500. 648-4062. 2te 7/28

25" RCA color T'V. floor model.
swivel base. stereo radio Motorola
am/fm with 2 speakers & BSR record
player. 48" x 48" Dresser for nursery.
SCall 647-5600., I tp 7/28

15' boat with 30 hp Johnson mo-
tor. 2 bedroom trailer. to be moved.
648-5329. 4tp 7/21

12'x68' mobile home. reasonable.
to be moved. Can be seen at 312 2nd
Ave.. Beacon Hill. Call 904-574-7356
days. 912-246-2603 evenings.
3tc 7/28

Port St. Joe Western Auto now
honoring Panama City Western Auto
Co. store advertised tire sale prices.
Computerized WHEEL. ALIGNMENT.
Sears Card now at Port St. Joe West-
ern Auto. Discover TOOI 227-1105.
; ltfc 7/7

HAPPY JACK FLEABEACON:
electronicc device controls fleas In the
irn6 e without pesicides. Patented de-
sign creates'burst'of light fleas can't
resist Results overnight. BARFIELD'S
LAWN & GARDEN. 229-2727.
10tc 7/14

.',. 911 is coming Wooden house
l umbers &. letters ready to paint or
stain at Barfleld's Lawn & Garden
Center. 328 Reid Ave. tfc 7/7

Western Auto Special. Computer
spin balance 4 tires and tire rotation.
$19.95. 227-1105. tfc 7/7

Port St. Joe Western Auto now
honoring entire Panama City West-
ern Auto company-store advertised
sale prices. 227-1105; 219 Reid
Ave. tfc 7/7

C Old brick., clean two. get 1 free.
Call George. 229-8398. tfc 7/7

Crafttpan tools and Die Hard
-. eateries are-available' now at West-
iiAuto ,Stbre. 219 _Raid Ave. 227-
1105.' fc 7/7

Electrolux and all other vacu-
ums. repairs and sales.- bags. any-
thing for any vacuum and any central.
built-in vac's. Callaway Vacuum &
Sewing Machines. Tyndall Parkway.
pe.r Hwy. 22. Panama City. FL
32404. 763-7443 qr 1-800-717:7253.
pd. thru 9/1/94

Attention Attention Atten-
tion: Lawn service & tractor work. B
& J Enterprise. reasonable rates. Call
827-2805 or 827-2876. 52tp 1/7

FREE: Eight lesson Bible study.
Postage and envelope supplied.
Send request to Bible Study, P. 0.
Box 758, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
.- ifc 7/7








The Gulf County School Board is
announcing a job opening for a
School Psychologist. The position will
be for Port St Joe area schools. Appli-
cations are available' at the School
Board office. Applications must be
submitted on or before August 5.
1994. 2:00 P.M.. EDT. Gulf County
School Board is an equal opportunity
employer. 2tc 7/28

The Gulf County School Board is
announcing a job opening for an Aide
(Sign Language Interpreter for Hear-
ing Impaired). The position will be for
SPort SLt. Joe High School. Applications
are atallable at the School Board of-
flee. Applications must be submitted
oat or before August 5. 1994. 2:00
P.M.. EDT. Gulf County School Board
is an equal opportunity employer.
2tc'7/28

The Gulf County School Board is
announcing a job opening for a
Teacher Aide (In-School Suspension).
The position will be for" Port St. Joe
High School. Applications are availa-
ble at the School Board office. Appli-
cations must be submitted on or be-.
fore August 4. 1994. 12:00 noon.
EDT. Gulf County School Board is an
equal opportunity employer.
2tc 7/28

Part-time medical assistant need-
ed for Saturdays. medical experience
required. Pick-up application at Wewa
Medical Center. :t '. It7/28

; Now hiring all positions at Tyr-
ee's Restaurant, Wewahitchka.
t fc 7/21


Proficient typist. at least 50
cwpm. with excellent language skills
in composition and grammar. A famll-
iarlrt with desk top publishing system
and graphic arts experience desired.
Submit written resume to: The Star.
P. 0. Box 308. Port St. Joe. FL 32-456.
tfc 7/21

MEAT DEPT. EMPLOYEE, in
Pprt St. Joe. Some experience pre-
fdrred. Send resume to: Meat Dept; c/
o The Star, P. O. Box 308, Port St.
J6e, 3tc 7/14


I- Full time and part time weekends.
and weekdays. Very strong Industrial
mechanical skills required. Call 904-
227-3554 after 9 p.m. or Larry, 227-
3587. tfc 7/14

Career Opportunity. Opening for
sales agent with Florida real estate Ii-
cense. Parker Realty of Mexico Beach,'
904-648-5777. tfe 7/7

. RN's and LPN's day or night shift
available. Apply in person. Bay St. Jo-
seph Care Center. 220 9th SL,. Port
St. Joe. tfc 7/7

CNA's needed for all shifts. Train-
ing available. Apply in person at Bay
St. Joseph Care Center. 220 Ninth
St.. Port St. Joe. Lfc 7/7

Waitresses and counter person-
nel needed for Sand Dollar Bills. 222
Reid Ave. Apply in person please.
tfc 7/7

Marie's Corner Bar. Hwy. 71 &
386 in Wewahitchka. Bartender. Ap-
ply in person. tfc 7/7







Got TICK problems? HAPPY
JACK ENDURACIDE is the solution.
Kills ticks & fleas genetically immune
to older formulas. BIO-DEGRAD-
ABLE. Available O-T-C at BAR-
FIELD'S LAWN & GARDEN. 229-
2727. 10tc 6/9







Laundromat, located on Williams
Ave. Call 227-1309 after 5:00 p.m.
2tp 7/28

4 bdrm.. I bath house on 2 lots
with fenced-in yard. Cen. h/a. fully
equip. kitchen & dining rm. Commer-
cial zoned older home close to down-
town area. $35K. 514.4th St. Port St.
Joe.'Call 229-8444 and leave message
or (904) 674-2151 after 7 p.m. No col-
lect calls. 4tp 7/21

High and dry. 5 acre homesite,
240 ft. well. septic, workshop. 1 1/2
mile N. Dead Lakes Pk, $19.500. 647-
3581. tfc 7/21

House for sale or lease. Mexico
Beach. 3 bedroom. 2 bath. large stor-
age. fenced yard. 7.5% assumable
mortgage. 648-4062. 3tc 7/14

Lots for sale. St. Joe Beach at
Florida Avenue. 75'xl75'. Call 227-
1347. lfc7/14

Best Buy on the Beachl Beautiful
town home on Cape San Bias. newly
redecorated, fully furnished, central
h/a. Ig. great room w/f.p. 2 bdrm.. 2
_ba. w/large loft great for third bed-
room. Call 229-2737 and leave name
& #. 4tc 7/7

3 bedroom. 2 bath brick home.
ceiling fans, nice, assumable mort-
gage. $4.000 down. 827-2997.
4te 7/14

Luxurious two bedroom. 2 bath
brick home in desirable neighbor-
hood. formal dining, great room. in-
door laundry, luxurious master bed-
room with supersized walk-in closet.
Sunporch. In-ground pool, privacy
fenced yard. Many extras. Ideal for
empty nesters. 229-8276.
2tp 8/4

3 bdrm.. 2 ba., near golf course.
airport and bay. Ig. country kitchen.
screened porch. 2 car garage. 2 car
detached garage w/carport. satellite
system, sprinkler system. privacy
fence. 227-1537. tfc 7/7

Good, single family lot in Gulf
Aire. 75'x125', access to tennis court.
swimming pool. dedicated beach.
647-5142. tfc7/7

2 bedroom beach house for sale.
St. Joe Beach. Call 904-668-3259 or
904-227-1535. tfc 7/7

Half acre lots for sale. Hwy. 386,
Overstreet. $500 down. $96.48 per
month. 120 months. Call and leave
message. 229-6031. tfc 7/7

Beautiful bay 'front lot on St. Jo-
seph Peninsula. 855.000. Financing
available. Call 229-6031, leave mes-
sage. tfc 7/7

Owner anxious to sell. 2.73
acres, corner property. Sunshine
Farms. Overstreet. $12.500. 227-
1467. tfc 7/7

1029 McClellan Ave., PSJ. for
Sale by Owner: Completely remod-
eled. 3 bdrm. (1 smin.. I bath. Fla. rm.,
new roof, carpet, cen. ac/h, wiring,
plumbing, etc. Well w/auto. sprinkler
system, fenced in backyard. By appt.
only. 229-6861. tfce 7/7


FOR SALE $30,000
Located at 316 2nd St.,
Highland View. Fenced,
sprinkler system, new roof,
windows, plumbing, wiring,
siding, sheetrock. Accept
trade in of camper, motor-
home, van, pick-up. Call,
229-8971 or 227-7327.
54, ,it


PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA
JUNE 16. 1004
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulfl County Doard of County Commis-
stoners met this date in special session with the
followingg members present: Chairman Warren J.
Yeager. Jr ard Commissioners Michael I Hiar.rr
mond and Nathan Peters. Jr Corrmmissioners Dilly
E. Traylor and Jessie V Armstrong were absent
Others present were County Attomre J
Panick Floyd. Clerk Denny C. Lister, Chie' Depui)
Clerk Doug Birmingham. Deputy Clerk Debbe Wib-
berg. Planning and Building Director Don Dutler,
Building Inspector Richard Combs. and Chief Dep-
uty Shenff Ray Richter.
The meeting was called to order at 4 33
pm EDT
County Attorney J. Patrick Floyd opened the
meeting with prayer and Chairman Warren J
Yeager. Jr.. led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
WHITE CITY WATER SYSTEM WATKINB
ENGINEERS AND CONSTRUCTORS. INC.
County Attorney Floyd presented an offer of
$7.500.00 from Watkins Engineers and Construc.
tors. Inc.. for liquidated assessment damages on
the White City Water System Project After discus.
slon. Commissioner Peters motioned to have
County Attorney Floyd contact Watkins Engineers
and Constructors. Inc.. stating that the BDard
would accept $9,000 00 for liquidated assessment
damages on the White City Water System Project-
Commissioner Hammond seconded the motion
County Attorney Floyd recommended that the
Board accept the 57.50000 and not contest the
matter After discussion, the motion passed unani-
mously.
OLD GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE NATIONAL
ELEVATOR / PAY REQUEST
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters sec-
ond by Commissioner Hammond. and unanimous
. vote, the Board approved a pay request in the
amount of $5.3-17.00 from Natonal Elevator for
the elevator in the Old Gulf County Courthouse It
was noted that this is a partial payment toward
the purchase of the elevator
WHITE CITY WATER SYSTEM NORTH
FLORIDA CONSTRUCTION/ PAY REQUEST
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond.
second by Commissioner Peters and unanimous
vote, the Board approved a pay request in the
amount of $6.335.30 from North Flonrida Construc
lion on Contract Nl lfor the White City Water Sys-
tem.
There being no further business and upon
moon by Commissioner Hammond. second by
-Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote. the
meeting did then adjourn at 4 48 p m EDT
WARREN J. YEAG E R. JR. CHAIRMAN
ATTEST BEN-NY C LISTER. CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JUNE 27, 1994
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gull' County Board of County Comm.ils
sloners met this date in special session with the
following members present' Chairman Warren J
Yeager, Jr., and Commissioners Nathan Peters,
Jr. Michael L. Hammond, Jessie V. Armstrong.
and Billy E Traylor.
Others present were. Deputy Clerk Debbe
Wibberg. Administrator R. Larry Wells, Planning
and Building Director Don Butler. Building Inspec-
:tot Richard Combs. Solid Waste Director Joe Dan-
ford. Veteran Services Officer Do Williams. Manie-
nance Superintendent Joe Bearden, and Shenriff
James Coals.
The meeting was called to order at 900
p.m. EDT
Mr. Wesley Ramsey opened the eeling with
prayer, and Chairman Warren J. Yeager, Jr., led
The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
REGULAR SCHEDULED BOARD MEETING -
TUESDAY. JUNE 28. 1994
After discussion. Commissioner Armstrong
motidoned to change the regularly scheduled Board
meeting from Tuesday. June 28. 1994. to Tuesday.
July 5, 1994. 6:00 p.m EDT Commissioner Pe-
ters seconded the motion and the moon passed
unanimously.
COUNTY ATTORNEY
Chairman Yeager discussed the resignation
of County Attorney J. Patrick Floyd He stated that
the actions and comments by any commissioner is
a reflecoon of the entire Board and that his com.
ments In a recent newspaper article was taken out
of context He requested that each commissioner
take into account of what they say on any issue
and how It would affect the Board Chairman Yeag.
er read a letter from Attorney Robert M. Moore of-
fering his services at no charge until the Board
could find someone to fill the County Attorney po-
sition on a permanent basis. After discussion, the
Board determined that a final decision would be
made at the regular meeting scheduled for Tues-
day. July 5. 1994, at 6.00 p m, EDT to hire a
County Attorney.
Upon request by J PaLrick Floyd, Commis-
sioner Hammond motioned to place a letter written
by Mr. Floyd verbatim, In the minutes. Comrlta-
stoner Peters seconded the motion and the mo on
passed unanimously.
Attorney Floyd was instructed by this com-
mission to have this condemnation project proceed
based on his direction and approval. This Is a e'ry
risky project that can easily put Gulf County In a
lawsuit if the proper steps are not followed
On Thursday morning. June 23, 199-1, Mr.
Floyd advised Commissioner Hammond. Yeager
and the Building Department that m addition to
the Notice of Violation filed and served on the own-
er by the Building Department on May 17. 1994. a
hearing was required before the Code Enforcement
Board under Ordinance No. 93-05 and asked that
Mr. Traylor call him. Mr. Traylor called and was
advised by Mr. Floyd of the necessity for the hear-
ing before removal and the fact that the recent ad-
didons to the appropriate 18 year old structure
had been removed by the owner
Bill Traylor became emotional, told Mr
Floyd and others that he was going ahead with the
removal without the legal recommendation of Mr.
Floyd and hung up the phone on our attorney. To
ensure that the Commission and Building Depart.
ment were absolutely clear on Mr. Floyd's advise.
Mr. Floyd had a letter typed up about what steps
the ordinance required. Peggy Burkett delivered
this letter to the courthouse to Richard Combs at
about 2:30 pm. and Billy Traylor was present
when it was delivered.
At about 5 00 on Thursday afternoon while
Mr. Floyd was discussing the process to be fol'
lowed as required by the ordinance with the Build
Ing Department. Dilly Traylor called in on the tele-
phone and threatened to beat up Mr Floyd and
made other obscene remarks
Mr Floyd was simply doing his job to have
this project go by the requirements of this ordi-
nance He was doing his job by complying with our
Instructions that the condemnation proceed based
on his legal guidance and not the threats and in-
tent of Billy Traylor to act on his own contrary to
our Instrucuons. He tried to protect the county
and the people of this county by refusing to
change his legal advice and b\ wnung this letter to
confirm to everyone what were the correct legal
steps to take.
Commissioner Traylor discussed the prob-
lems he had with Mr Floyd s eTffectiveneas in his
position as County Attorney and apologized or
some of the wording he made to Mr. Flo)d but not "
for his opinions about Mr Floyd s performance
-Commissioner Hammond defended Mr Floyd a
performance as County Attorney Commissioner
iPeters stated. that since he was senor man on the
IBoard, and been here longer than anybody. I
would like to say that Mr Pat Floyd has been
probably the beat county attorney since I ve served
on this board, ard I was' here when Billy Joe was
here and Bob Moore And Pat with his prol'esalan-
alsim. he's acted ery professional in anylhirg that
I had to do, or any information I had to gather. Pat
was probably. I would sas right nor. the best
County Attorney that Gull' County has eser had
that I know of Comnrrssioner Peters directed
questions to the Building Department regarding
the enforcement of the Nuisance Ordinance. Corn
missioner Yeager stated that the Board and
County Allttorney were not following proper proce-
dures and that the Building Department was fol-
lowing proper procedures and that the Building
Department was following directives from the







WANT TO BUY: Your broken or '
damaged central or window air condi-
tioner. Call 648-512 after 5 p.m. :
2tc 7/28








2 bdrm., 1 ba. house for sale,
1080 sq. ft., 5 years old. Located on
1/2 acre corner lot, 7 miles north of


Overstreet on Cemetery Rd. For more
information please call 648-8686, ask
for Patty tfc 7/7'

1/2, acre lot with septic tank,
;$9,500. 'Overstreet Road.. Owner fi-
nancing, 227-2020, ask for Billy. '
Stc 7/7 ,

LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery
Road, 1 mile off Overstreet Road 9 ,'
miles south of Wewa. Owner financ-
:ing. Call 229-6961. tfc 7/7


Board of County Commissioners Mr. Peters stat-
ed '"Mr Floyd wA s simply dong his job to have this
project go be the requirements of this ordinance,
he was doing his job by selling with the inrtrucdon
that conderrmna'lon process, based on his legal
guidinre and not th threats of Dilly Traylor Pat
Lned to protect the County and the people of this
County. by refusing to change his legal advice and
by writing letters to inform us of the acbon Dilly
Traylor had taken After discussion by Commis-
sioner Traylor. Commissioner Peters motioned that
hie Board condemn Dilly Traylor in making threats
and assaults on the other Commissioners in the
pasL and that this action will' not be condoned as
charactensic of the Board of Courntyv Commission-
ers Also, if Mr Tralor .ill not apologize. that we.
the Board. would write a letter to Mr. Floyd on be-
half of Mr Traylor Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion for discussion After discussion, the
Board agreed to write a letter to J Patrick Floyd,
with the stipulation that the letter be approved by
a majority of the Board prior to Its release
BID 19394-18 RAILCARS
Commissioner Hammond motioned to have
the Clerk s office receive and open all bids for Bid
09394-I18 for five railcars with the County Engi-
neer to review and present his recommendation to
the Board at the meeurng on Tuesday. July 5.
1994. at 600 pm, EtUT Commissioner Peters
seconded the mrruuon and the motion passed unan-
imrously
RESOLUTION 94-23 RESOLUTION
REGARDING THE FDLE INVESTIGATION
Commissioner Traylor motioned to adopt a
resolution. as presented. requesting Florida De-
partment of Lawv Enforcement expedite and com.-
plete its irnesugation in Gulf County Commission-
er Ilammond secondedseconded the motion for discussion.
After discussion. Commissioner Hammond with-
drew his second Commissioner Traylor withdrew
his moLlon Commissioner Traylor motioned to
adopt the following resolution, as amended. Com-
missioner Hammond seconded the motion. After
discussion, the moon passed with Chairman
Eager and Commissioners Ilammond and Traylor
outing yes and Commissioners Peters and Arm-
strong .sling no.
Resolution No. 94-23
Resolution requesting Florida Department of
Law Enforcement expedite and complete its Inves-'
ugauon in Gulf County. IOn file at the Gulf County
Courthouse I
There being no further business and upon
motion by Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Traylor. and unanimous vote. the
meeting did then adjourn at i& 10 p.m.. EDT.
WARREN J. YEAGER. JR., CHAIRMAN
ATTEST' BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK
PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA
JULY 5. 1994
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sioners met this date in regular session with the
following members present- Chairman Warren J.
Yeager. Jr... and Commissioners Nathan Peters.
Jr., Michael L Hammond. Jessie V. Armstrong,
and Billy E. Traylor.
Others present were- Clerk Benny C. Lister.
Chief Deputy Clerk Doug Birmingham. Deputy
Clerk Debbe Wibberg. Administrator R. Larry
Wells. Planning and Building Director Don Butler.
Building Inspector Richard Combs. Emergency
Management Coordinator Marshall Nelson, Solid
Waste Director Joe Danford, Veteran Services Offi-
cer Bo Williams, Maintenance Superintendent Joe
Bearden. Road Department Superintendent Bob
SLester, and ShenT James Coats
Administrator R Larry Wells opened the
meeting with prayer and Chairman 'eager led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
The meeting was called to order at 6.03
p m.. EDT.
RECEIVE BIDS 19394-1S (5 RAILCARS)
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed
bids'for 5 rallcars, the Board received the following
bid
Southeastern Mechanical $62,000.00
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond,
second by Commissioner Armstrong. and unanti-
mous vote. the Board awarded bid P9394- 18 for 15)
railcars to Southeastern Mechanical in the amount
of S62.00000 It was noted that payment would
'be made from the Secondary. Road and Bridge
fund. ,
CONSENT AGENDA
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
ond by Commissioner Armstrong. and unanimous
vole, the Board approved the following items from
the consent agenda'
A. Minutes- .
June 6. 1994 Special Meeting
June 8. 1994 Special Meeting
June 13. 1994 Special Meeting
June t4. 1994 Regular Meeting
June 16. 1994 Special Meeting
June 27. 1994 Special Meeing
B. Invoices-
a. Southeastern mechanical, Co Rd 5 -
S39500
b. J Patrick Floyd. White City Water
System -S 1.215 00
c. Medicaid Billing -
March 1S6.439 861.
April IS14.512. 101, and May
[$5.707.421
C Travel Request-
a. Emergency Manragement- Wells &
Nelson to attend Conference in
Dothan.
WATER DEPARTMENT RAYMOND WOOD
Raymond Wood of SL Joe Beach discussed
damages that occurred at his rental property due
to the water being cut on. He requested that the
Board review their procedures by having someone
home at the time of turn-on or have the County
employee watch the meter for a few minutes to see
If there Is any unusual usage. After discussion by
Planning and Building Director Butler, the Board
stated that they would provide a solullon to this
particular problem.
PARKS COMMISSION
parks Commission Director Wayne Childers
presented a resolution for the Board's approval re
questing to change the names of the Beacon Hill
Park and the White City Park back to their original
names. After discussion, the Board slated that
they would review the resolution and make a deci-
sion later in the meeting
RESOLUTION 94-24 AMENDING BUDGET
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, sec -
ond by Commissioner Armnstrofig, and unanimous
vote. the Board adopted the following resolution:
Resolution 94-24
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Gulf County. Florida has received unan-
ticipated revenue in the Overstreet Fire Control
DIsrinct for fiscal year 1993-94, and
WHEREAS. said revenue is needed to help
pay certain expenditures incurred in iscal year
1994-95.
NOW. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED as fol- .
lows
I the 1993-94 fiscal year budget Is amend-
ed as follows
Overstreet Fire Control District
Proceeds of Installment Note
Original Resenue .... S .00
Proceeds ol installment Notes -
Amended Revenue ..... 22.000 00
Equipment Onriginal Line Item
.Ependture ... .... S 887.00
Equipment Amended Line Item
Expenditure .. ............ $22.887.00
THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED by the Gulf
Count)' Board of County Commissioners this 5th
Courthouse.l
INVOICE J. SHORES/CEILINO FOR SHERIFFS8
OFFICE
Upon motion by Commnlssloner Traylor. sec-
ond by Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved an Invoice in the amount
of 0SSO000 from Jackle ShoresT'for the installation
or an acoustical ceiling in the Sherifs office. It
was noted that payment would be made from the
General Fund Courthouse Maintenance.
INVOICE SOUTHEASTERN MECHANICAL
(SAUL'S CREEK BRIDGE)
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor. sec-
ornd by Corrmmissioner Hammbnd, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved an Invoice in the amount
of 52,91200 for fabrication on the Sauls Creek
Bridge Project It was noted that payment would
be made from the County Road and Bridge Fund.
INVOICE FIRST AMERICAN TITLE (PRISON
PROPERTY)
Upon REQUEST by J Patrick Floyd, Com-
missioner Hammond motioned to pay an invoice
.iom First American Title in the amount of $95.00
.or a tile search on the property that was pur-
chased from Neal Land and Ti'berorfor the prison
annex. Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion
and the motion passed unanimously. It was noted
that pityment would be made from Professional La-
gal Services. '
INVOICE P.EGGY WEAVER, COURT REPORTER
(CLIFFORD VS. OULF COUNTY)
o Upon request by J. Patrick Floyd, Commis-
sioner Traylor motioned to pay an InvoIce form
Court Reporter Peggy Weaver in the amount of
$141.00 for a transcript regarding Dan Clifford vs.
Gulf County. Commissioner Hammond seconded
the motion and the motion passed unanimously.
INVOICES PREBLE-RISH (WHITE CITY WATER
SYSTEM, GULF COUNTY ROAD PAVING)


local agreement between the Sheriffs office and
the City of Wewahitchka which he thought that
would take care of the pici up of animals in the
City of Wewahitchka.
E 911 SYSTEM CONTRACT
Administrator Wells discussed the amended
L-911 I System Contract between Gulf County and
SL Joseph, Telecommunicatons. He stated that
the contract would be presented to the 911 Com-
mittee for their review and recommendation a:
their next scheduled meeting, Wednesday. July
13. 1994
MEDICAL EXAMINER
After discussion by Administrator Wells, the
Board requested he review the figures owed on the
, old medical examiner contract before a final pay-.
memt Is made. It was noted that there is currently
no contract for medical examiner services for the
14th Judicial District eITccLt e June 30. 1994
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AD REGARDING
TROPICAL STORM ALBERTO
Emergency Management Director Wells re-
quested permission to place an advertisement in
THE STAR thanking all the local agencies and offi-
cials for their assistance during Tropical Storm Al-
berto. The Board had no objections
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DISBURSEMENT
OF FUNDS
Emergency Management Director Wells not-
ed that the Emergency Management Department
had received S33.256.S3 from the Emergency
Management Preparedness and Assistance Pro-
gram.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS DISPATCH CONSOLE
Upon request by Administrator Wells, Com-
missioner Peters modoned to advertise for bids for
a dispatch console for the Sheriffs Department to
be used for the 911 System with payment to be
made from the 512.50 violation surcharge. Corn-
missioner I lammond seconded the motion and the
moon passed unanimously. It was noted that
there may not ,be enough funds for this purchase
and that assistance form the Board may be re'
quired
E-911 SYSTEM -
LIBERTY COUNTY
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Administrator Wells noted that he and Linda
Bordelon of SL Joseph Telecommunications will
attend the Liberty County Board of County Com-
missioners meeting Thursday. July 7, 1994 to dis-
cuss the E-91 I System
AMBULANCE SERVICES CALHOUN COUNTY
Administrator Wells stated that Commis-
stoner Capps of Calhoun County would contact
Commissioner Traylor to discuss financial arrange-
ments of ambulance services for residents of
South Calhoun County by the Wewa Ambulance
Service.
E-911 SYSTEM
Emergency Management Coordinator Nelson
stated that everything was going according to
schedule for the 911 system..
SOLID WASTE- FLOW CONTROL
Solid Waste Director Danford discussed a re-
cent Supreme Court ruling regarding.flow control
of solid waste and the possible efTects it could have
on Gulf County.
WETAPPO LANDFILL PERMIT
Upon, discussion by Solid Waste Director
Danford. Commissioner Traylor motioned to pro-
ceed with the permitting process for the Wetappo
Landfill. Commissioner Armstrong seconded the
motion and the motion passed unanimously. It
was noted that Preble-Rish. Inc quoted a price of
56.90000 for engineering services and $4.000.00
for a geotechnical and surveying requirements to
be subcontracted with Southern Earth Sciences.
Inc.
ILLEGAL DUMP SITES
Solid Waste Director stated that Buckhomrn
Landfill las generating methane gas and has located
a utility company who will sell the gas and pay the
County 10%46. The Board agreed to pursue the mat-
ter as long as there was no cost to the county.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS ROAD DEPARTMENT
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond.
second by Commissioner Traylor,. and unanimous
vote. the Board agreed to advertise for 121 pick-up
trucks for the Road Department. Chairman Yeager
requested Road Department Superintendent Bob
Lester prosite the bid specifications to the Clerk's
office.
WHITE CITY WATER SYSTEM WATKINS
ENGINEERS & CONSTRUCTORS, INC.
/CHANGE ORDER
Upon discussion by County Engineer Ralph
Rich. Commlssione? Hammond motioned to ap-
prove a change order In the amount of $r4.498.79
Idecreasel from Watkins Engineers & Construc-
tors. Inc.. for the White City Water System Project
Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion and
the motlun passed unanimously.
WHITE CITY WATER SYSTEM WATKINS
ENGINEERS
/PAY REQUEST
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond.
second by Commissigner Traylor. and unanimous
vote, the Board approved a pay request in the
amount of 8130.41296 from Watkins Engineers
and Constructors. Inc., for the White City Water
System Project It was noted that the $9.000.00 for
the liquidated assessment damages that was
agreed upon by the Board of County Commission.
ers and Watkins Engineers and Constructors. Inc.
had been included in the Final amount of the pay
request.
ROAD DEPARTMENT SOIL CONTAMINATION
County Engineer Ralph Rish discussed the
problems with the soil contamination at the Gulf
County Road Department. he also recommended
that the Board make the necessary allocations In
the budget for the 1994-95 fiscal year for the situ-
ation.
BEACON HILL PARK GRANT
Upon discussion by County Engineer Ralph
Rish. Commissioner Hammond motioned to ac-
cept a grant for the Beacon Hill Park in the
amount of 575,000 00, with the County providing
$25.000.00 In match money. Commissioner Peters
seconded the motion and the motion passed unan-
imously Mr. Rish also noted that the grant must
be accepted in writing by July 8, 1994. Chairman
Yeager requested that Mr. Rish write the letter.
Preble-Rish stated that they would provide their
services at a cost of $9.400 00 for the entire pro.
ject
SEARCH AND RESCUE EMERGENCY BID -
SIDING FOR POLE BARN
Commissioner Traylor motioned to accept an
emergency' bid from Southeastern Mechanical In
the amount of $5.200.00 for siding to enclose the
pole barn for the Search and Rescue UnlL Com-
missioner Hammond seconded the motion and the
motion passed unanimously
SEARCH AND RESCUE BUDGET AMENDMENT
Upon moon by Commissioner Peters. sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to armend the budget by re-
ducing Search and Rescue Equipment
$2.107.00. Buildings $1.890.00. Repair and Main-
tenance $3.00 and increasing Courthouse Mainte-
nance Improvements to Buildings $4.000.00.
OULF COUNTY CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
LICENSING BOARD APPOINTEES
Upon recommendation by Planning and
Building Director Butler Commissioner Traylor
motored to approve the following appointments to
the Gulf County Construction Industry Licensing
Board Commissitner Peters seconded the motion
and the motion passed unanimously.
I Year John Cullen. Ed Metcalf
2 Year Terry Parrish. Johnny Mire
3 Year Ike Mincy. Bob Ilolland
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN "EMERGENCY
AMENDMENT'
Planning and Building Director Butler dis-
cussed a recent finding by the Department of Corn-
munlty Affairs accepting the 'emergency" amend-
ment to the Comprehensive plan amending the
land uses in the agricultural land use category.
RESOLUTION 94-28
Chairman Yeager discussed the recently
Adopted resolution requesting that the Florida De-
partment of Law Enforcement expedite their Invc-
dgation of Sheriff Al Harrison. Mr. Yeager stated
that the intent of the resolution was not to ask'.
FDLE to get out of town". He also reiterated that.
the Board is remaining neutral regarding the situ-
ation with Sheriff harrison. Commiassioners Ham-'
mond and Traylor discussed the articles by the
Panama City News Herald and the St. Petersburg
Times and the negative effect they had .ont.Gulf
County. Commissioner Peters stated that hle op-
posed the resolution .
The meeting recessed at 7:04.p.m.. EDT.


I


SUpon motion by Comrmissioner Hammond,
second by Commissioner Armnstrong, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved the following in-
voices from Preble-Rish, Inc.:
1. Engineering Services for the White City
Water System $2,744.28
2. Inspection Services for the Gulf County
Road Paving $2,428.00 (payment to be made
from the Secondary Road and Bridge Fund)
,BUDGET MEETINGS SCHEDULED
Chairman Yeager stated that the Board will
hold budget meetings, Monday. July 11, 1994 at
5:00 p.m., EDT and Tuesday, July 12, 1994 at
-4:00p.m.. EDT. to discuss the'1994-95 fiscal year
oudgeL Chairman h. Yeager requested that .the
,Clerk's office sound memos 'to all Constitutional Of.
Sficers advising them of the meetings.
SDOG CATCHERiCONTRACT CITY OF WEWA
After discussion by Administrator Wells,
.Sheriff Coats noted that he had renewed the inter.


Public Notice


INTIIE CIRCUr COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION:
File Number 94-47
IN RE: Essate of
PAMELA JEAN COLSON. '1
Deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administraUon of the estate of Pamela Jean
Colson. deceased. File Number 94-47. Is pending
in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida, Pro-'
bate Division, the address of which Is Gulf County
Courthouse. Port SL Joe. Florida 32456. The
names and addresses of the personal representa-
tUve and the personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED TI AT
All persons on whom this notice Is served
who have objecUons that challenge the validity of
the will. the qualifications of the personal repre-
sentative, venue, or jurisdiction o this Court are
require to file their objections with this Court
WrTIN TIHE LATER OF THREE MONThIS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER TIE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COW OF T1IIS NOTICE ON THEM
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is served
within three months after the date of the first pub-
lication of this notice must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THlE LATER OF THREE
MONTIIS AFTER TIlE DATE OF TIlE FIRST PU
LOCATION OF TIlS NOTICE OR TiIRTY DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per.
sons having claims or demands against the decc-
dent's estate must file their claims with this court
WrIIIN THREE MONTHS AFTER TIIE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF TillS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED..
The date of the first' publication of this no-
tice is July 28, 1994.
Attorney for Personal Representative
Carroll L. McCauley
36 Oak Avenue
Panama City. FL32401
(904) 769-0276
Personal Representative:
Alice McDonald
P.O.:Box 13766
Mexico Beach. Florida 32410
Publish: July 28, August 4, 1994.


Fantasy Properties, Inc.
.1200 U.S. Hwy. 98

(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478
Meio ech Lm21


EASALESLTOR




RENTALS



PROPERTY




MANAGEMENT

JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, RealtorJ


I MinuteS Gulf County Commission j


THEE STAR, PORT ST. JOE,, FL THURSDAY, JULY 26, 1994


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The meeting reconvened at 7.19 p m.. EDT
COUNTY EMPLOYEES
Commissioner Traylor discussed county errm
plovees and their work performance.
SHIP. PROGRAM
SHIP Administrator Williams discussed the
SIIIP Program and that applications will be re-
ceived until August 12. 1994 Ior grants and loans.
SHIP PROGRAM ,RESOLUTION 94-25
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board adopted Resolution No 94-25 Ire.
ferring to the Affordable Housing Act)
VETERAN SERVICES OFFICE TRAVEL
REQUEST
Veteran Services Officer Williams requested
perrmisslon td attend a meeting at the VA Medical
Clinic In Tallahassee. Tuesday July 12. 1994 and
the VA Medical Center in Lake City Tuesday. July
19. 1994 The Board had np objections to this re-
quest
PRIVATE INDUSTRY COUNCIL APPOINTEE
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters. sec-
ond by Commissioner Hammond. and unanimous
vote. the Board reappointed John Reeves to serve
a 131 three year term on the Florida Panhandle Pri-
vate industry Council. Inc.
TROPICAL STORM ALBERTO
Commissioner Peters stated he appreciated
th efforts of everyone during Tropical Storm Alber-
to.
WHITE CITY WATER SYSTEM LOUISE HAMM
After discussion by Commissioner Peters.,
Commissioner Hammond stated that he would not
extend any additional time for Louise Hamm to
pay the hook-up fee to the White City Water Sys-
tem He stated that he had been In contact with
Ms. llamm and had done everything within his
power. Including extending the deadline.
ROAD DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT -
MO-TRIM SAFETY
Commissioner Peters and Armstrong dis-
cussed the safety factors of having only one person
operating the mo-rnm After discussion, the Board
requested Road Department Superintendent Lester
to review the situation and report to the Board at
their next regular meeting. Tuesday, July 12,
1994
WHITE CITY WATER SYSTEM
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond,
secorid by Commissioner Peters. and unanimous
vote. the Board agreed that the minimum gallon
usage for eh White City Water System for th First
six weeks would be set at 3.000 gallons and then
the next billing cycle would revert back to a 2.000
gallon minimum.
RESOLUTION 94-26 CHANGING NAME FOR
BEACON HILL PARK AND WHITE CITY PARK
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond.
second by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board adopted Resolution No. 94-26 (re-
ferring to changing the names of the park back to
Don Jose Primo de Rivera County Park and the
Fort Crevecoeur County Park). (On file at the Gulf
County Courthouse I
COUNTY EMPLOYEE -
WILLIE BASS
The Board was presented with a letter from
Road Deparment employee Willie Bass physician
stating that he was able to return to work. Cor- .
milssioner Peters motioned that Willie Bass be al-
lowed to return to work at the Road Deparnment.
Commissioner Armstrong seconded the motion Af-
ter discussion regarding the need for a second
opinion, the motion passed 4-1 ICommissioner
Hlammond opposed)
AWARD BID 19394-15 t 1975 CHEVY STAKE
BED PICK-UP
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by' Commissioner Travlor. and unanimous
vote, the Board awarded Bid 49394-15, for the sell
of a 1975 Chevy Stake Bed Pick-Up from the
South Gulf County Fire Department Inventory, to
John F. Cullen Construction for $400.00.
SHERIFF SURETY BOND
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters. sec-
ond 'by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote. the Board approved a surety bond in the
amount of $10,000 00 for Shenriff James Coats
LETTER OF APOLOGY J. PATRICK FLOYD
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor. sec
ondby Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote.
the Board approved the following letter to J. Pat'
rick Floyd..
J. Patrick Floyd
P.O. Drawer 950
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Dear Pau:
As Chairman of the Board of County Com-
missioners. I wanted to write and apologize for the
unfortunate Incident that occurred between Com-
missioner Traylor and yourself. This Board could
never condone or defend the actions and state.
ments made by Commissioner Traylor.
Please accept our sincere apologies for the
actions taken by one of our Board members
Sincerely yours,
Warren J. Yeager, Jr.,
Chairman
COUNTY ATTORNEY REQUEST FOR
PROPOSALS
Commissioner Traylor motioned to advertise
for Request for Proposals for the position of
County Attorpe and for Administrator Wells to re-
ceive the proposals. The mt'l)on died for lack of a
second. Commissioner Peters monooned that for-
mer County Attorney J Patrick Floyd the offered
the position ofPounty Attorney until the next reg-
ular meeting. Tuesday. July 12. 1994. Commis-
sioner Hammond seconded the moon and the
motion passed 4-1 ICommissioner Traylor op-
posed). The Board requested that Chairman Yeag-
er contact Mr. Floyd.
There being no further business and upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Hammond, and unanimous vote. the
meeting did then adjourn at 7.54 pm.. EDT.
WARREN J. YEAGER. JR.. CHAIRMAN
ATTEST BENNY C. LISTER. CLERK