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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR, NUMBER 9
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1994
Set for Monday Night
Downtown Merchants to Treat Youngsters
For the past several
years the downtown mer-
chants of Port St. Joe have
provided an evening of safe
trick or treating, for area
youngsters. This.,year will
be no exception asthe mer-
chants are getting their
goodies ready to hand out
Monday evening. The local
merchants appreciate the
overwhelming participation by children and
* their parents for the past three years.
There will be a "Haunted House" again this
year. Parents of Project Graduation will be con-
structing a house of horrors at the fire station
on Williams Avenue as part of the activities
marking Hallowe'en. A donation of 5014 will en-
title you to witness the hauntings. The Haunt-
ed House will be open Saturday evening from
7:00 until, and on Monday evening, beginning
at 6:00. The group will be selling refreshments
of hotdogs and the trimmings Monday evening,
, with all profits benefitting Project Grad.
Several hours ,of continuous activity have,
been planned for the children which will begin
at 6:00 p.m.. with a costume parade on Reid Av-
enue. The little ghosts and goblins are asked to
be at the Reid. Avenue intersection of Fifth
Street before 6:00. They will parade down
Reid Avenue to First Street, after which they
will trick or treat the merchants all the way
back to Fifth Street.
Every merchant in ,the City will be repre-
sented on Reid Avenue, handing out treats to
the little tricksters.
As with every Hallowe'en, safety is cau-
tioned for the little tricksters as they are on the
streets after dark. Parents or an older child
should accompany children as they trick or
treat. Make sure masks fit securely and have
eye holes large enough for children to see
through. Decorate costumes with reflective tape
so children can be seen in the dark.
Marshall Nelson, 911 Emergency Services director, looks over the shoulder of Debbie Ella as she
sits at the computer terminal of the 911 system located in the Gulf County Sheriffs office.
9-1-1"to be Activated
at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 1
Marshall Nelson, Director of the 911 Emergency Services for
Gulf County, has stated that the new service will go into action
next Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. A reception will be held at
9:30 that morning for the official activation of the Enhanced 911
The emergency notification system has been in the planning
stages for the past three years, and is just now nearing comple-
tion.-For.the past three years a 50t surcharge has been collect-
ed on the telephone service provided by St. Joseph Telecommu-
nications, and had been held to partially fund the new 911
system. The monies collected have been used to purchase equip-
ment and to operate the system within the county. The county
received two grants from the state of Florida to implement the
services, and St. Joe Communications purchased the hardware
enabling the system to go into operation.
Computers and switching equipment for the system cost in
the neighborhood of $500,000. The county has raised a little
more than $200,000 in nearly three years with the 50 sur-
charge on telephone bills. This levy will continue to pay the lease
TWO STATIONS TO HANDLE CALLS
According to Nelson, Gulf County will have two answering
points for all emergencies throughout the county. The two sta-
tions will be located in the Port St. Joe Police Department and in
the Gulf County Sheriffs office. The Port St. Joe Police Depart-
ment will handle all calls inside the city limits and the Sheriffs
Department will field calls originating outside the City of Port St.
Joe," Nelson said.
The names of all people in the county with telephones have
been loaded Into the master computer, and have such associat-
ed information as the number of people living in the house, spe-
cial situations, house and street number and special information
which may be needed by emergency people.
DISPLAY HOUSE NUMBERS
Homeowners are requested to put the number of their home
or business on display outside their residence or business" Be-
fore November 1. every building in the countyv-twill-be-.v UE i -;,
a packet of directions and information that needs to be coh-
formed to will be left. 'The system will be no good if people don't
know how to use it and if the emergency people can't find the
physical location of a dwelling.or building," stated Nelson.
Some street names in the county had to be changed to facili-
tate the implementation of the system, as they were changed to
eliminate duplication of names throughout the county, and to
remove any confusion on trying to locate them. Streets without
names were given a name.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL DELAYED UNTIL 1995
Nelson said the emergency medical system won't be in opera-
tion until after the first of the year. The hardware is in place, but
crews have to be trained to give the kind of emergency advice
over the phone which will most help people.
On the November 1 start-up all E-911 services except the
medical treatment instructions over the phone will be available.
Also the 911 computers will be able to pinpoint the exact loca-
tion and the telephone a call for assistance is made from. 'The
emergency aid will go out before the caller gets through giving
the information he will be asked. The questions are merely to
verify what is in the computer according to Nelson.
Board Buys Tub Grinder to Recycle Waste
Puts Hold on Moving Judge's Office; Says No to Casino Gambling
The Gulf County Commis-
sion put the moving of the
judge's offices on hold Tuesday
night during the regularly
Commission Chairman Mi-
chael Hammond informed the
. board that he had been in 'con-,
tact with the Circuit Court Ad-
ministrator Alex Pitts, who re-
quested that the board hold off
on any further action until such
time that Judge N. Russell Bow-
ers, 14th Judicial Circuit judge,
has a chance to go over the is-
sue with the board.
Hammond said Judge Bow-
ers wanted to get a first-hand
look at what space was available
as well as meet and discuss the
matter. The Board agreed to
hold off until Bowers has an op-
portunity to meet with them.
The Board had voted to shift
the county judge's office up-
stairs with the Circuit Judge
and in the process move Gulf
County Supervisor of Election
Cora Sue Robinson into the
county judge's suite of offices.
How often does the county
enter into a venture that actual-
ly holds promise to not only pay
for itself but, also make money
for the county? Well, the tub
grinder the county has decided
to purchase just might be that
Danford informed the board
that he had already had several
inquiries fror 'other small
counties interested in using the
The county currently has a
stockpile of organic waste which
has been accumulated over the
.past several months through
storm and flood damage. Forty
thousand of the $125,000 price
tag will come from the Federal
Emergency Management Associ-
ation (FEMA) in the form of
emergency funding to help dis-
pose of debris from the .natural
disasters of tropical storms Al-
berto and Beryl.
The remaining $85,000 will
be paid through a four-year
lease purchase program using
the county's portion of recycling
grant, with the interest being
paid by money generated by the
use of the machine. The tub
grinder is projected to generate
$70,000 plus annually in fuel to
be sold by the county. This
doesn't include the savings in
landfill space that won't be
needed for the organic waste.
Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford was given the go ahead
Tuesday to enter into a lease/
purchase agreement for the
equipment. The $125,000 tub
grinder will be used to grind up
organic waste which in turn will
be sold as fuel. *
SAUL'S CREEK ROAD
The board was informed by
Preble and Rish Engineering
that repair to the Saul's Creek
Road was getting underway. Ac-
cording to Ralph Rish, the pro-
ject will require 25,000 yards of
fill dirt and 10 culverts to make
the road accessible again.
Access to the area has been
cut off since the flooding a few
months ago. The road is com-
pletely washed out in several
spots with water flowing up to
10 feet deep in some areas, ac-
cording to Rish. If the project
goes according to schedule the
road should be passable in
about 30 days.
C. W. Roberts Construction
was the low bidder on the con-
tract, coming in $150,000 under
the next lowest bidder. The
$250,000 project will be funded
through FEMA emergency fund-
Says no to casino gam-
bling. The Board was ap-
proached by Attorney Billy Joe
Rish seeking their support in op-
position to amendment #8 on
casino gambling, in the upcom-
ing November 8th election. Rish
requested the commission go on
record voicing their objections to
the amendment. The board
unanimously voiced their objec-
tion to the amendment.
Agree to amend subdivi-
sion ordinance. Representing
the Land Development Commit-
tee, Tom Gibson proposed that
the subdivision ordinance be
amended. The committee pro-
posed that in the future 10 lots
or more would constitute a sub-
division, instead of the current
three lot wording. Lots in groups
of five to nine would require a
limited review by the building
department's planning office to
determine subdivision status,
and lots in groups of two to four
would require no review. The
board agreed to follow the rec-
ommendation of the committee.
, Allow Senior Citizens to
use land as collateral. Board
attorney Barbara Sanders pre-
-sented a request to the board
from the Gulf County Senior Cit-
izens Association to allow them
to use the land that the senior
citizens building is being con-
structed upon as collateral to se-
cure up to $50,000 to be used in
the construction of the facility.
The request was granted by the
Give Project Graduation
$1,000. Commissioner Warren
Yeager proposed to the board
that the county increase its con-
tribution to Project Graduation
from $500 to $1,000. Traylor
seconded the motion which was
Change meeting time for
November 8th meeting. Mi-
chael' Hammond reminded the
board that the next regularly
scheduled meeting would be on
the evening of the November 8th
general election, and he request-
ed that the time of the meeting
be changed to 9:00 a.m. Tues-
day morning rather than holding
it 'that evening. The Board ap-
proved the time shift.
Taxes Now Due
Tax Collector Eda Ruth Taylor announced that, once again,
her office is ready to send out their annual Hallowe'en treat-
tax bills. This should be no surprise to property owners in Gulf
County since most of them spend much of their time during the
year planning, discussing, and mulling over the occasion.
Taylor said this year's notices should number somewhere
in the neighborhood of 10,000 and represent $10,904,735 in
taxes to be collected from Gulf County property owners and
businesses to finance every public budget inside the county-
School Board, County Commission, city, water and fire dis-
tricts. This year's tax amount will represent an increase in reve-
nue of $1,054,279 over the 1993 notices.
Taxes may be paid as early as Tuesday, November 1, and
as late as March 31, 1995 without penalties being assessed.
The Tax Collector also noted that as usual those paying their
taxes promptly will be able to take advantage of discounts of-
fered by the county. For those paying during the morith of No-
vember a four percent discount will be given: three percent dis-
count will be offered in December, two percent in January and
one percent for February payments. Payments during the
month of March will receive no discount. All tax payments after
April 1, 1995 will be considered delinquent and will have a pen-
alty attached to them;
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PAGE TWO. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27,1994
Do Your Duty!
TUESDAY WEEK IS THE election day so many of us have
been waiting for. We've been waiting for it, with such anticipa-
tion, because it will affect so many lives, drastically! Commercial
fishermen will live or die with the results of the election. If the
net bill ban passes, they die as a breed of people. If it doesn't
pass (hopefully] they can breathe a little easier for at least a
We have wracked our brain and we can't remember when a
more selfish proposition has been placed on the ballot. It's pas-
sage will cost so many people their livelihood and affect so many
business entities depending on the seafood business for a good
portion of their business.
All because a group of people want to save the resource for
So many people will have to do without readily available sea-
food which exists in such abundance in Florida. So many people
will have to do without regular employment. So many people will
have their livelihood changed drastically. Florida's entire reputa-
tion as a place where all types of seafood are readily available
will go down the drain.
WE WONDER JUST how much good the measure would do,
if it were just a "conservation" measure? Would it prevent people
from Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Mexico. Venezuela, Ja-
maica, Belize, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, etc., from
netting food fish? Who is to guarantee that our seafood won't
swim over into these waters and get caught despite our efforts to
guarantee that they don't?
The net bill is so asinine it shouldn't even be on the ballot.
WE WILL ALSO be voting on whether or not to allow casino
gambling to operate in Florida. The people of Florida have had
enough experience with gambling. They know it can do nothing
but deteriorate our state. We know locations like Mississippi, Ne-
vada, Atlantic City, were so desperate for revenue sources, they
would try most anything!
Florida is not bothered with that and-the state's experience
with gambling isn't very pretty. We believe most of the citizens of,
our state are ready to admit the experience with a lottery is
some experience dearly purchased and one we could get along
THESE ARE BOTH dramatic questions to be decided Tues-
day. We almost don't need the anti-climax of electing a governor,
cabinet members, state and federal officers, local officials and
deciding on tax amendments in order to make it a gripping elec-
tion with more than enough excitement.
We just hope you all get out and vote!
911 Going On Line
NEXT TUESDAY, THE 911 emergency number will go on
line after nearly four years in the planning and preparation
stage. We think the people of GulfCounty will truly benefit from
the system, because we can all dial just one easily remembered
telephone number to get help when we need it.
Gulf county's system will allow the dispatcher receiving the
distress call to. be able to tell just where the call came from, also.
This will be a benefit to the people in need of emergency service.
and just too excited to give lucid instructions as to where he is
located. .. '"'
This feature plays a double role also. It identifies, automiati-
cally, the person calling and pinpoints his location via comput-
ers, identifying those who would abuse the system by prank
calls : .. .. '.
The penalty is pretty stiff for prank callers, too, by the way.
GULF COUNTY HAS A lot of money tied up in its system."
Over $200,000 of your money has been paid into purchasing the
switchboard and computer service, through monthly 50c levies
on your phone bill for the past three years. Grants from the
state of Florida and, of course, a sizeable investment by St. Jo-
seph Telephone and Telegraph Company and the willingness to
recover this investment over a 10-year period has made the sys-
St. Joseph Telephone and Telegraph Company has more in-
vested in a system to help you and everyone else in the county
have their emergencies met, quickly and efficiently. St. Joseph
Telephone and Telegraph is providing the means for emergency
services to be alerted to your need and pinpointing exactly where
you are. It's now up to the emergency services to function prop-
erly to fill this equation which can equal "immediate attention to
our emergency needs."
We, for one, want to express our appreciation to the. County
Commissions for doggedly pursuing this vital senrice and to St.
Joseph Telephone and Telegraph for being willing to stake us to
this vital emergency system.
unker Down with Kes
Someone asked me how I han-
dled my dogs in the summer. What
did I do to keep them honed-in and
razor sharp for the upcoming
hunting season? Well, mostly I just
feed them and worm 'em real
good from time to time.
Dwight actually belongs to my
son. And Dolly is an old dog that
Jake got tired of feeding.... Both-of
them are about half crazy I'm
speaking of the dogs here, but I
have wondered about the other
'Dolly is older than baseball.
She was running 'coons back be-
fore the Beverly Hillbillies perked
our appetites on national T.V. by
eating possum innards mixed in
with their raccoon stew. Dolly
knew Ed Sullivan. She used to
double date with the original Las-
sie; This dog goes way back....
Dwight, on the other hand, is not
yet two. And like most young dogs
he's still trying to figure out what
all the barking and running and
chasing is about
I remember last winter, Jake
reasoning with me, "Kes, let's put
old Dolly in there with your young
dog. She'll kind'a show him the
It didn't take long to see
through Jake's game he was
tired of mixing up the oatmeal and
by Kesley Colbert
...A Failure to
Doctor Mandates Rest and Relaxation for The Star's Editor
DURING THE PAST., 422
years that the editor of this col-
uminn has owned The Star, there
have been very few Wednesdays
(publication days) that' he has
missed. Of those times most of
have been medically related-an
appendectomy, hip replace-
ment, kidney stone, etc. Only
two times have been taken off
for fun things. Out of over
2,000 editions of The Star that's
a pretty good track record"-he's
not a fast runner, but he can go
for the distance.
This past Wednesday was
one of those rare occasions
When he missed a publication
day, and he just might miss
several more for the next few
weeks. His blood pressure
chose not to be regulated any
longer last Tuesday afternoon
and he suffered a mild stroke
during the night, and has been
hospitalized in Bay Medical
Center since Wednesday, Octo-
But even last Wednesday
morning he was saying he
might be back that afternoon, if
he could. That printing ink gets
in your blood, and you know
how vital, those deadlines are.
But everyone here at The Star
pitched ,in-some who aren't
regular news writers decided
they could write a story if the
need arose. Typesetters and'
printers became layout person-
nel, and there was a new face
on the beaches and Wewahitch-
ka circulation routes. As in any
other business you do what you
have to do to keep your product
FOR THOSE OF YOU who
haven't heard how Wesley is do-
ing-he came home Wednesday
after a week in the hospital. It
wasn't too soon to his way of
thinking. Somehow no matter
how tired you are or how sick
you are, it's impossible to rest
in the hospital. Every hour on-
the hour there's a nurse or aide,
in your room to take your vitals.,
Try a week of never being able
to sleep more than 45. minutes'
at a stretch, and you long for.
your own bed, pillow and
AFTER HE COMES HOME
the real test for the rest of The
Star will come. Our regular cus-
tomers know that every day of
the work week someone at The
Star cooks for lunch, and we all
usually eat here every day. Not
only is he going to have to
watch his diet more closely-
eliminating those wonderful
tasting things that are just
loaded with salt-and believe
me there are more of those on
the grocery shelves than the
more healthful varieties-the
rest of us are going to have to
That means that all of us
will be going on a diet.
For years .it has seemed
that to be a Ramsey you needed
to ,be a little on the heavier
side-we all enjoy our food. But
you should begin to see a differ-
ence in all of us at The Star.
Soon, we'll be exhibiting the
thinner, more svelte'look. And
any of you out there that sees
Wesley looking at a nice plump,
juicy hot dog or Polish kielbasa
sausage, corned beef and any of
those other delicious, loaded-
with-sodium culinary treats-
remind him that they're not
really worth it.
FOR THE NEXT several
weeks others will be writing
most of the stories contained
here in The Star. Wesley had al-
ready written the editorials on
the page above earlier. He and
Frenchie had been planning on
going to the mountains to see
the leaves change last Thursday
and Friday, the days he normal-
ly writes his editorials-so he
had written them earlier in the
week-fortunately for those of
us. left to take his place.
Next week will be a different
story unless he happens to
make a remarkable recovery.
The last time he suffered a mi-
nor stroke 10 years ago we de-
veloped a system of operation.
His fingers wouldn't go as fast
or as accurate on the keyboard
any longer so the other typeset-
ters in the office became his fin-
gers. We weren't nearly as good
at writing a story as he is, and
his fingers wouldn't go as fast
as ours-so we utilized the best
of both worlds. We discovered
we could take dictation at the
keyboard, and with a word pro-
cessor it was a simple task to
edit anything after the story
Not the fastest way of writ-
ing a story-but it worked!
When he gets back into the of-
fice, and hopefully that will be
soon, we'll probably use the
same systern until his fingers
learn to fly again.
J St. Joseph Bay
,I' .,. Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
,.;\ Oct. 28 4:18 a.m. H 1.4 2:41 p.m. L 0.4
1\ i Oct. 29 5:18 a.m. H 1.3 2:52 p.m. L 0.6
/ Oct. 30 6:16 a.m. H 1.0 1:28 p.m. L 0.8
8:54 p.m. H 1.1
Oct. 31 4:11 a.m. L 0.7 8:26 p.m. H 1.3
Nov. 1 5:20 a.m. L 0.4 8:37 p.m. H 1.5
. Nov. 2 6:19'a.m.L ,. 0.2 9:07 p.m. H 1.8
Nov. 3 7:17 a.m. L -0.1 9:48 p.m. H 1.9
Gerltol in with Dolly's Gravy Train.
'Course. he did have a point, Dolly
was a sure 'nuff 'coon dog and in
her day she could, and did. run
with the best of them. Plus. the
two dogs hit it off from the very
I decided last month it was
time to get those dogs "ready for
the season"! I put on my running
shorts and my Nike cross-trainers.
I threw open the pen door. "Let's go
guys, a little fun run will do us all
Dolly was limping real bad and
couldn't make it. Dwight fell in re-
luctantly behind me. He ran one
block over to Cliff Sanbom's house
and sat down. I circled-the court-
house, ran through down town,
cut over along the gulf and finally
"picked up" Dwight (still in Cliffs
front yard) and stumbled back to
the house. I couldn't talk, my
breath was coming in gasps, I'd
covered about six miles, Dwight
had "been two blocks and Dolly's
limp appeared to be healed.
"Fellas. we'll do better tomor-.
I went out the next day and
they were both gone. They'd es-
caped! Adam Taylor called me
three days later, "Coach, I've got
your dogs." They were hanging out
over on Forrest Avenue I put a
combination lock on the door.
The next morning, I hear all
kinds of commotion out back..
They'd somehow drug an old lad-
der off an adjoining shed and Dolly
was boosting Dwight up a' rung at
a time when I caught them. Crazy
old dogi She thinks she's William
Holden or Steve McQueenl -
'We're all running this afternoon
when I get home."
"When I got home", the dogs
were gone. I dropped to a knee to
read the message scratched in the
dirt below the open door 21
right 3 left 14 right! This time
Matthew White called me a week
later from Ward Ridge.
I added three strands of
barbed wire around the top of the
pen. I bought a new Master Lock. I
thought about building a guard
"Listen up you two. There will
be no more escape attempts from
The Rock'. We will begin our exer-
cise program at fifteen hundred
hours today. Everyone will partici-
pate." I felt a little like Barney Fife.
When I got home that after-
noon both dogs were gone again. I
felt a whole lot like Barney. I think
Dolly travelled for a time with Hou-
dini. When I get my hands on
those two...This time they've gon'
too far. I didn't put up with that
wild Hatchie Bottom Sassie dog
this long and she was certified
I steamed and looked for a
week. Na dogs Finally, a little be-
fore dark,: Dwight came slinking in,
"aarrrk grrov". "aark gm-ov". "arrrk
My wife came '. running out,
"I've never heard a dog bark like
that. Is something wrong with
"He's crazy. Been around that
old dog too long." Where is Dolly?
Dwight yelled all the way to the
penn, "arrrrk grrroooov", arrrk
grrooov". "Shut up dog!"
Dwight didn't hush and Dolly
didn't come home. I" knew she
(See KESLEY on Page 3)
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THR STAR. PRT STOWE" r PT. X* tmmnoAYm. A~ 7 54 Df~
'The big rumor around town (and in several- publications) is
that St. Joe Paper. Company might be up for sale in the near future.
Sfll bet theie are a lot of people who would like to buy it so they
could see how the people they work for would like working for them.
But; there is a little matter of money:.BIG MONEY! That is, if it does
go on the bidder's block.
*Icelebrated another birthday last week and nine days later my
daughter celebrated her 20th. I'm a few years oldef than she, be-
lieve It or not. When I told a friend I was 55 and followed it up with
the question, "I sure don't.look it, do.I?" He replied, 'Yes, you do,
but you sure don't act it!" Well, what are friends for?
*There are a lot of wonderful, kind and friendly people who live
and/or:work in our community. In my opinion, you won't find any-
one nicer and more friendly than Joe and Melissa Shagena. Joe is
big enough to be the meanest man in town, if he wanted to be, 'but
you'll not find a'kinder, more personable man. Stop by the hospital
for an X-ray sometime and see what I mean.
*My boss at The Star, Wesley Ramsey, is resting in the hospital,
I'm told. Nothing serious, I understand from son Willie. He will
probably be home by the time you read this. Anyway, I wish you
God's speed on your road to recovery, Wesley.
*There is something wonderfully serene about living close
enough to the Gulf so you 'can/ hear the waves breaking upon the
beach, especially in the early morning and late evening. The salty
air is awfully hard on houses and automobiles. though. One of the
disadvantages of living in Florida.
*Who Is this man, Bill Laine, pray tell? He moves into town and
starts all kinds of new businesses, and makes them all successful,
too. He will probably be one of the bidders for St. Joe Paper Compa-
ny. if it goes on the bidder's block. (I didn't hear that around town. I
just made it up.)
*Speaking of birthdays, did you realize that Thanksgiving'is
just around the corner? Then, right after. that comes the BIG
BIRTHDAY celebration, Christmas. It'seems to me that we just cele-
brated it not too long ago. Time flies when'you're having fun. they
*There are a lot of people wondering what's going on with the
sheriff position here in Gulf County, and I'm one of them. Almost
everything I hear is nothing and it comes from nowhere. They must
be doing some awfully deep digging for it to take this long. Lay the
cards on the table, read the hands' and let's, get on with the pro-
gram, I say.
*Congratulations to George Duren who was recently appointed
to the board at Gulf Coast Community College. We have some pret-
ty outstanding citizens in Gulf County and George is certainly one
*My oldest son was in town this weekend past and killed a hog.
He called me to help him load it so he could bring it out of the
woods. Kind of reminded me of the days of long ago when we would
kill hogs each fall. I don't miss those "old hog-killing days",. though.
*Looks like we're getting a new bndge between Port St. Joe and
Apalachicola. There seems to be a little activity where the small
"rest stop" is supposed to be constructed just outside our city lim-
its-east. It won't be long before they start a four-lane highway #98
between Port SL Joe and Apalachicola. I predict. There's a lot going
on in Apalacbicola. I understand.
*This fast-paced, small-town life is just too exciting for me!
*. .. ... .. .. ,.
From Page 2
must be dead. Dwight wouldn't
Leave her otherwise. You know, she
was a good ole dog. We'd had some
great hunts with her. Funny, how
much better a dog becomes the
second they're no longer with us....
As I sadly laid down that night.,
I' could hear D-Wight out in the
pen. "aarrrk grrrrov, aarrrk grrovl".
I can't take that dog hunting 'til he
learns to bark like a normal dogI
Twvo weeks later, Johnny Col-
lins stops by, "Coach, I've caught
an old treeing walker with your col-
lar on her."
Son of a gun. I rush out to the
pen behind the court house.
Twelve dogs jump up to greet me,
hoping I'll take them home. Dolly
is resting in the back, she never
even turned her head. 'I had to
drag her to the truck. "Well, I
didn't miss you either, you old-",
"Coach, we picked her up out
In Oak Grove."
- Oak Grove! That's what Dwight
Since a city marina was first 'for sale) would be part of the pro-
proposed by Tamara Laine, Gulf posal.
County Chamber of Commerce The marina would require
Executive Director. the ball has 'dredging of that portion of the
really begun to move to get a con- bay, with a possibility of placing
ceptual drawing of the proposed the spoil in the Stump Hole area
facility. The Marina Committee of the peninsula which Is subject
has been meeting and Bill Kenne- f-t to erosion.
dy. engineer, has provided a con- -,' Currently the committee is
ceptual concept of a possible con- .,talking with other firms who spe-
figuration for the marina to be 4cialize in marinas and have a
built on the shores of St. Joseph working knowledge of permitting,
Bay.The facility which s estimat- working with the various environ-
ed to cost between $1.5 two mil- mental groups to obtain neces-
lion would -have 75 slips,. 33-. of ,ay permits and financing.
--'wh1ch.wquldabe. covered from16.- ere are numerous areas to
18 feet wide. There would be sev- -, ess yet in the proposal in-
eral slips for large boats for over- cludilg the Idea of private versus
night parking. Potable water will
be available at the slips, as well
as power to the covered slips. A
harbor master building (which
would have fuel, ice, drinks, etc. ArN m
was trying to tell us, "Arrk Grrrovl"
I tell you, I'm forgetting the
huntin'. I'm going to put these two
in the circus.
'Course, I'm going to have to
find them flist.....
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15 North Florida counties say
TeNo to Amendment #3.
The facts do not support the ban.
* Holmes County
* Gadsden County
* Dixie County
* Wakulla County
* Jackson County
* Jefferson County
* Franklin County
* Lafayette County
STATISTICS FROM 1988 TO 1991
Killings by: Sport vs., Comm.
SBirds 1,880 15
Manatees 514 7
Turtles 17.3%: 5%
Dolphins,... 20 stranded 1985-92
no breakdowns available.
1993 CATCH STATISTICS (millions)
Specie Sport vs. Comm.
Sp. Mackerel 2.04 5.12
K. Mackerel 4.79 *3.50
Black Drum 0.72 0.08
Redfish 1.20 none
Sp. Seatrout 2.52 0.75
Sheephead 4.55 0.84
Bl. Mullet 1.52 18.79
Blue Fish 1.42 1.35
Croaker 0.25 0.08
* none produced in 1994
Source: DEP Florida Marine Research Insti-
tute, U. S. Dept. of Commerce and National
Marine Fisheries Service.
Walton County Liberty County
Suwanee County Nassau County
Santa Rosa County Gulf County
I]REGULATE, DON'T ELIMINATE
Vote No to Amendment #3 .
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Save Your Seafood!!
On November 8th, Vote No on Amendment #3
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,' Port St. Joe, FL 227-1552
+ 9 "The Judgement House"
Oct. 29, Sat. 5:30 -11:00 FREE ADMISSION
Oct. 30, Sun. 5:00 -10:00 EVERYONE INVITED
Oct.31,,Mon. 6:30 10:00 Not Recommended for
Nov. 1, Tues. 6:30 10:00 Small Children
Nov. 2, Weds. 6:30 -10:00
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THE, STAR. PORT S. OB F HUSDY.OCT 2. 99
iPAGE SA -
S' '" ST,' JOSEPH BAY
Marina Proposed in St. Joseph Bay
within the next two weeks to ex-
pedite the process.
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PAGE 4A THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 1994
Robert Attater Wed
Sydna. Young Anchors and
Robert Jackson Atwater, M. D.,
Raney Suzanne Besore
Raney is One!
Raney Suzanne Besore cele-
brated her first birthday FYiday.
October 14th. with a Precious :
Moments Party at the Stac
-House. Her big brothers,-Stephen
and Rodney, helped kick off the
celebration along with her cou-
sins Natalie .and Travis Burge,
Chelsey and Anthony Ritto,
Cheyne and Jordan Todd, Colby
and Augusta Dykes and their
morn. Alicia. Ashton Davis and
her. mom Elizabeth, Jessica -
-Smith and her monm Paula,-Aunt"
SLynn and Uncle Mike, Aunt Hel-
en. Uncle Richard, Aunt Paula.
SAunt Lynn B.. Mema, Papa, Gran-
ny, Granddaddy. and Dusty were
all there too.
Raney is the daughter of "
: Craig and Suzanne Besore. Her
.'-.grandparents are Bill and Carol
Besore of Port 'St. Joe and Wal-
lace and Dorothy Hill of Apalachi-
were., united in marriage at three .
6'cl6ck in the afternoon of Satur-
day, September 17th In the First
United Methodist Church of Port
St. Joe. .
Sydna is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Sidney J. Anchors of
Port St. Joe. Jack is the son of
Ret. Colonel William E. Atwater of
The Reverend Zedoc Baxter
officiated at the double ring cere-
mony. The lovely wedding music
was provided by Hilda Duren. or-
ganist, and Charlotte Henderson.
soloist, who sang "More". "Par-
ent's Prayer", and "Go There With
You". The wedding was under the
direction of Laura Geddle.
Hayes Holland, nephew of the
bride, greeted and opened the
door for the guests as they ar-
rived at the ceremony. Whitney
Holland, niece of the bride, at-
tended the wedding book in the
foyer of the church and .lighted
the candles prior to the beginning
of the ceremony.
The bride and groom chose
"Pachelbel's Canon in D Major" as
the processional music. The
bride, looking radiant id a tradi-
tional white wedding gown and
veil accented with lace and
pearls, was met by the groom at
the family'pews. The groom was
handsome in a traditional black
Dawn Holland. sister of the
bride. Lake Ridge, Virginia, was
the matron of honor. Dawn wore
a beautiful floor-length teal dress.
Attending the groom as his best
ma'am was Bethany Atkins Pap-
pas, M.D., Jacksonville. Bethany
chose a stunning black floor-
The ushers for the wedding
were Commander Kevin Holland.
brother-in-law of the bride. Lake.
Ridge, Virginia arid Geoff P.appas,
A reception was held in the
fellowship hall of the church im-
mediately following the ceremony.
The reception was under the di-
rectiori of T'ina' Richards. Laura
* Herbert, Ashville. North Carolina,
served the three-tiered bride's
cake and Marion Stewart, M. D.
served.the grooms' cake. Hostess-
es were -Frances Baxter, Nancy
Retired Educators To Meet
The Gulf County Retired Edu-
cators will have a 10:00 a.m.
breakfast meeting at the Gulf
Sands Restaurant, November 1st.
Speakers for the program will be
Joann Pazelle and An, Wilson
from Bay Medical Hospice Pro-*
gram for the Tri-State area. All
members please call Elwyn
Blount for reservations at 229-
located at St. Joe Motel 229-8512
Home made Granny-Style Daily Buffets
~Sunday through Friday-
'Super Hone Cooking Sunday Buffet"
Friday Night 34 Item Fresh Seafood Buffet (includes Salad Bar)
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jackson Atwater
Little, Ruth Ramsey. Donna Ray,
Eda Sutton, Ann Roberts. Sonjia
Taylor and Doris Whealton.
The evening of the wedding,
the bride's family entertained the
newlyweds, out-of-town guests.
and relatives at a party in Mexico
Beach. The host and hostesses
for this fun and relaxing time
were: Zella Anderson, Sherrie.
Bowen. Gilda Hobbs, Gerald Lew-
Paschal Gets 1
'After auditions were held at
Belleview Middle School in Pensa.
cola, Florida. Amanda Paschal '-'
was placed first chair clarinetistL
out of 29 auditioning in the sym--
phonic band at Belleview "Middle'
School. Amanda attended High--
land View- Elementary and Port:
St. Joe High School before mov%-
Ing to Pensacola this past sum-
mer. Ms. Paschal also attended+',
summer music camp at Pensaco--
la Jr. College this past.,sumnmee.
Card of Thanks
Jacob Taylor and his family
. would like to say thank you for
all the help they' received during
Jacob's sudden illness at the 4-Hi
Horse Show in Wewahitchka on
October 22nd. A very special
thank you goes to Donna, Leesa,
Debbie. and. Terry, the Wewa-
hitchka Ambulance Service. Gulf
County Sheriffs Dept.. City of
Wewahitchka Police Dept.. Bay
Medical Center Emergency Room
Staff. and all the wonderful indi-
viduals- who helped us so much.
We really appreciate everyone's
concern and would like everyone
to know he' is now fine. Thank
The Gulf County Literacy Vol-
unteers Office has moved from
Port St. Joe Elementary School to
the Gulf-- County Adult School
You may contact the office by
calling. 229-6166 and asking for
ter, Veralyn Lewter. Nancy Little
and Juanise Williams.
On the eve of the wedding, af-
ter the rehearsal, a dinner in hon-
or of the couple was given by the
groom's parents in the Eagle
Room of the Officer's Club, Tyn-
dall Air Force Base.
Following a honeymoon on
. St. George Island. the couple will
continue to reside in Gainesville.
while getting ready for school this
In past' years, Amanda has
distinguished herself by playing
in the Small School District Hon-
or Band while she was still at-
tending Highland View Elemen-
tary School and achieving a
superior rating at District Solo
Ensemble Festival. She is the
daughter.of Della Paschal of Pen-
sacola. and the grand daughter of
Mr. and Mrs.. Keith Durham of
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 1994 PAGE 5A
Ida Ethel Brown Recognized
For Her Community Service
Ida Ethel Brown was recog-
nized by the St. Joseph Bay
Chapter DAR for her excellence in
community service with a plaque
commemorating her efforts. She
was an organizing member when
St. Joseph Bay Chapter DAR was
chartered in 1975. She served as
first Recording Secretary and was
Chapter. Regent for the 1980-
1982 term. She also served as
Vice Regent and Historian. She
continues to be involved in chap-
ter activities. Mrs.' Brown is a
member of the United Daughters'
of the Confederacy, Colonial
Dames of the XVII Century and
the French Hugenot Society
Founders in the Colony of Virgin-
ia. She served several terms as
president of the St Joseph His-
torical Society, and is a member
of the Gulf County- Historical
Commission. Mrs. Brown is dedi-
cated to the. preservation of our
national, state and local history.
She has participated in church
and community affairs through-
out her life. 'She has been presi-
dent of the United Methodist
Women's organization which
awarded her a, lifetime member-
ship. She served as chairman of
the Port St. Joe Parent Teachers
Organization, the local chapter of
the American Cancer Society, the
March of Dimes, and is a member
of the Gulf County Retired Teach-
Mrs. Brown always exhibits
anr avid interest in local politics
and community affairs, never
passing up an opportunity to
voice her intelligent, perceptive
insights. Grateful citizens of Gulf
and the surrounding counties
credit Mrs. Brown for instilling a
lust for learning in them during
more than half a century of
teaching young people in public
school, private piano lessons, and
private kindergai-ten. Parents
were .grateful for the discipline,
sense of patriotism and reverence
for learning she bestowed on their
children. Ida Ethel Brown' is a
very exciting person who has
touched hundreds of lives. Her
sincere interest in people, her
deep religious and patriotic prin-
ciples and her daily celebration of
life make her a.very special mem-
ber of the Daughters of the Amer-
ican Revolution and worthy of the
Society's Award for Excellence in
The following excerpt from a
letter she wrote The Star shows
her appreciation of the honor, but
also conveys what she most en-
joyed through the years.
"I appreciate so much the
honor the Daughters of the Amer-
ican Revolution gave me, but they
didn't know what I enjoyed the
When the nursing home
opened up, I went everyday to
read the Methodist Daily Devo-
tion to my brother LaFayette Kil-
bourn. I played semi-classics and
jazz while the patients gathered:
for dinner. They were and are a
receptive audience. When I played
"Dark Town Strutters Ball", one
old man would do a tap dance
right in his wheel chair. To
"Sweet Georgia Brown", Opal
would get out of her wheelchair
and do her version of the
"Charleston"; Susie Chiason al-
ways,- called for "Side Walks of
New York" and 'Take Me Out to
the Ball Game". Mrs. Bridges
loved music of the '40's. She
called for Now is the Hour". It
has been voted the world's most
loved waltz. It is an Austrian love
song popular when the soldiers
were sent to World War 11. World
War I and II produced the most
beautiful semi-classics in Ameri-
Fannie Trawick loves "Star
Dust", which is voted the most
called for song in Anerica.
I seldom play for them now.
Charlie Brown is 90 years old,
married 65 years, an Industrious.
hard-working German. He gets
irked because he can't do what
he used to do. so I take care of
him and he takes care of me. I've
always had an abundance of en-
DAR Designated As WWII
ergyV but as Jake Belin's mother
once told me, "Any old shoe will
Mr. West recalls the story of
the Canadian North West Mount-
ed Police, and calls for "Indian
Love Call" played by Jeanette
McDonnell and Nelson Eddy.
Contest Oct. 29th
The Port St. Joe Elementary
School Halloween parade and
costume contest Is scheduled 'for
Saturday, Oct. 29th. All partici-
pants are asked to, meet at the
railroad building parking lot on
First Street at 9:30 a.m. The pa-
rade will begin at 10:00 a.m.
First, second and third prizes
will be awarded in each of four
categories: Pre-K and kindergart-
en, first and second grades, third
and fourth grades and fifth and
sixth grades. First place winners
will 'receive $15; second. place
$10; and third place $5.
'Highland View Elementary
will be having their annual Hallo-
ween Carnival on Saturday, Oct.
29th from 10:00 a.m. tinril 2:00
p.m. at the school. "
There will be lots of games in-
cluding a cake walk with prizes
and plenty of food.
Hamburgers. hot dogs. chill.
and home made goodies will be
available. There will also be a
drawing for a ceiling fan.
Everyone is Invited to come
and join in the fun!
'The regular meeting of the St.
Joseph Bay Chapter of the
Daughters of the American Revo-
lution convened October 19th at
the Garden Club Center. Speak-
ers for the occasion included Mrs.
Paul Kunel, who reported on the
resolutions passed at the 103rd
Continental Congress in Wash-
ington, D. C., and Ann Garriss,
who presented an informative
program on Indian lore of the na-
tive American indians.
The Department of Defense
has designated Saint Joseph Bay
Chapter NSDAR as a World War
II CommemoraUve Community. A
Certificate of Designation was
presented by Chairperson Jean
Wilson to Elizabeth Strang, Histo-
rian today at a ceremony attend-
ed by DAR members. The pro-
gram honors and thanks World
War II Veternis. their families,
and those who served on the
home-front. .r. "- -
S -. ,7:' a 50tt ua l iy.e. sary._ ..of. .-_.
World War I.-Commemorative
. Community Program is a "grass-
roots" initiative designed to en-
courage communities, cities,
states, federal agencies, military
Installations, service/social and
veterans organizations to thank
and honor World War II veterans
through commemorative events
and activities. The commemora-
tion period lasts through Vete-
rans Day, 1995:'.
Lieutenant General Claude
M. Kicklighter, United States
Army, retired, executive director
of the Department of Defense
50th Anniversary Commemora-
tion Committee, said, "No matter
what, -our nation does to thank
and honor this very special group
of Americans, it won't be enough.
We. hope through this program,
we will be able to touch in some
fashion the almost nine million
-living World Wai II veterans, no
matter where they are."
The Genealogical Society of
Bay County will hold Its regular
monthly meeting Saturday. No-
vetmber 5th,. a ,at. J Qp..pJn .the
Meeting Room of the downtown li-
brary. 25 West Government St.
Anyone, who has an interest
in genealogy, is welcome to come.
whether or not you are a member
of the Society, or whether or not
you live in Bay county.
For additional information.'
please call Nancy Roberts at 785-
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Elizabeth Strang received the commemorative WWI designation
from Jean Wilson.
Senior Citizens Asking
For Community's Pennies
,,. The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens are asking for help from the
parents and children of this com-
munity to raise funds for the new
Community and Senior Citizens
Center. They are asking everyone
to save up their pennies, nickels
and dimes and bring them to the
Halloween activities on October
The senior citizens will be
manning a booth in the down-
town area where there will be a
large jar to collect these funds.
They will also be selling hot chill,
hot dogs. soft drinks and BBQ
beef sandwiches from 4:00 p.m.
until the end of the activities.
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens Association. Inc.. will be ;
having a yard and bake sale on
November 19th. in the Centennial
. building. Donations are needed
from the public. All funds will be
used to build the new Senior Citi-
zens and Community Center. The -
senior citizens will have the Cen-
tennial building opened from 2:00
- 5:00 p.m. on November 16th,
17th and 18th to receive dona-
lions. This will be a great oppor-
tunity to stock up your homes
with tasty treats for Thanksgiving
and help a good cause. Please call
229-8466 if you have any dona-
tions which need to be picked up.
No clothes please. Thank you for
your support in advance.
-Wildlife Officer Robert Miller /.
was recently nominated by the
Game and Freshwater Fish Com-i
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THE STAR PORT ST. JOE 1994
On October 20th, Rex Buzzett
of Buzzett's Drug Store in Port St.
Joe joined more than '5,000 at-.
tendees at the 96th Annual Con-
vention and Trade Exposition of
NARD, ;the national association
representing .,independent, retail
pharmacy. This year's NARD con-
vention was held October 15th-
Toys for Tots
The Port St. Joe Fire
Department needs your
help. Any good used toys of
any type are needed for the
children of the south end of
the county for Christmas. If
you have any toys that you
would like to give, please
bring them by the Port St.
.Joe Fire Department start-
ing Monday, October 17,
from 6-8 p.m. There will be
personnel on site Monday
through Saturday until De-
cember I. The Fire Depart-
ment and firefighters' thank
you for your support.....
19th in Boston, Massachusetts.
,The convention, designed to
meet the professional and busi-
ness needs of independent phar-
macists, offers a wide range of ed-
ucational programs on both the
business and practice of indepen-
dent pharmacies. The educational
programming included extensive
pre-conference programming on
home health care, the pharmacy
of the future, and' management
techniques; 20 workshops in four
workshop tracks; symposia on
key pharmacy Issues; and general
sessions featuring, motivational
speakers. NARD's Annual Con.-
vention concluded with associa-
tion policy-making at the NARD
House of Delegates meeting. .
NARD, the national associa-
tion representing Independent re-
tail pharmacies, serves the phar-
macist owners, managers, and
employees of nearly 40,000 inde-
pendent pharmacies across the
country. Independent retail phar-
macists more than 75,000 na-
tionwide dispense the majority
of the nation's retail prescription
drugs, ,. ,
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Re-elect Ted Whitfield, Jr.
:School Board Member, District 2
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Captain Mike Neal, 38, of
Mexico Beach, passed away sud-
denly Sunday afternoon at his
home. He was born in Columbus,
Ohio and lived here from 1969-
1972. He graduated from Eisen-
hower High School in Lawton,".
Oklahoma In 1973. After gradua-
tion, he worked for military sales
from 1973-1983. He was a free-,
lance charter boat captain out of'
Mexico Beach, since moving back'
here in 1984. "
He Is survived by his wife.'
Diane Neal; his son, Daniel Ryan,
of Mexico Beach: his father, Dan-'
iel Neal of San Antonio. Texas:;
his mother, Ann Sailors of Law-
ton, Oklahoma; two sisters Tonya
Neal of San, Antonio, Texas, and
Melanie Ann Bohdaurant of Nel-
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the Mike Neal
Trust Fund c/o, Citizens Federal
Savings Bank, 401 5th Street,'
Port St. Joe, Florida.
Funeral services will be held
Friday at 2:00 p.m. CDT 'at Our
Lady of. Guadalupe Catholic
Church in Mexico ,Beach, con-
ducted by Rev. Charlie Parker. In-
terment will follow in Holly Hill
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S10 Tips for
Elizabeth C. Jones, M.D.
If you or someone you knoy owns a gun, these guidelines will help
. you ensure gun safety in y6ur home. 9 *
1. Always kdep guns unloaded in the home.
2. Always keep guns out of sight and reach of children.
3. 'Always keep guns securely locked up.
4. Always equip guns with trigger locks and other childproof devices.
5. Always keep ammunition locked up and away from guns and sourc-
es of heat and electricity.
6. Before handling guns, always make sure they are unloaded.
7. When handling guns, always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe di-
8. Never demonstrate unsafe behavior-with guns that you wouldn't
want yqur child to emulate.
9. Take personal, long-term responsibility for your children's supervi-
sion as well as for their ongoing education about gun safety.
10. Ask other parents whether they keep guns in the hom&and where
they are located.
Reprinted by permission of the author, Laura Broadwell, a freelance writer
specializing in children's health issues; Healthy Kids Magazine Spring/Summer
1991, page 67.
Florida Power personnel finished the power for the lights at the Frank Pate Park on Tuesday. The
dusk to dawn lights were first activated Tuesday night.
Park Nearing Completion
The Frank Pate, Jr. Park 1o-
cated on Fifth Street between.
Baltzell Avenue and the shores of
SSt. Joseph Bay has seen several.
of its proposed projects. already,
completed. According to Bill Ken-
nedy, project engineer for Preble-
Rish, Inc., the tennis courts, shel-
ter, parking and lighting are
100% complete. Dusk to dawn
lights were turned off for the first
time Tuesday evening. All you,
Services Friday for Mike Neal
reaction of the Comforter Funeral
Devon Miles To
Run For State
Devon Miles (29), an indepen-,
dent, will be facing Robert Tram-
mell on. November 8th for State
Representative from District 7.
He served 20 months in the
Air Force (active duty); served 22
months in the active Air Force Re-
serves, and later served two
months active duty during the
Mr. Miles has an A.A. Degree
from Wallace Community College,
Dothan, Alabama and a B. S.
from Florida- State 'University
where he majored in Political Sci-
ence and minored In Internation-
al Affairs. He is currently working
on a Masters Degree in Social Sci-
ence Education/Coaching Spe-
cialization at Florida State Uni-
He has been married to Deb-
bie for five years and they have
one daughter, Macy Palge who is
18 months old.
There will be a Gulf County
Branch NAACP meeting Thursday
October 27th, at the Senior Citi-
zens Building, Main Street and
Ave. C., Port St. Joe. The meeting
will begin at 7:00 p.m.
tennis enthusiasts-the courts'
will open for play Friday. The sur-
face on the courts is of the best
materials available for tennis
The park will also have rest
rooms which are 509% complete at
.the'present time. The installation
of playground equipment will be-
gin this week. with three projects
still left of the original plans. Still
to. be constructed are an amphi-
theater and :walking trail. Trees
arid shrubs will be planted to en-
hance the aesthetics of the park
-According to Mr. Kennedy.
the project has been facilitated by
the expert assistance and advice
given by city employees Frank
Healey and Benny Roberts.
Construction work is being
done by Southeastern Mechanical
Contracting. Inc.. .
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Gators Move to No. 6 In State Polls
Take 23-14 Come From Behind Victory From E. Ward
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Judgement House Drama
Showing at First Baptist
Members of the First Baptist
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Church have been working for
several months to get "Judgement
House". ready for the public to'
view during the Hallowe'en sea-
son. The production is an alterna-
tive to the traditional "Haunted
HouSe" and is a presentation of
gospel through dramatic produc-
The drama focuses on the
lives of three teenagers, how they
spend their day-to-day lives, what
happens after death and how
each spends eternity. The drama
takes about 35 minutes for the
viewer to experience, and is done
in a small group visit.
Reservations are encouraged
and may be made by calling 227-
1552. The production will be
presented Saturday through'Wed-
nesday. Nov. 2. It is not recom-
mended for small children. The
church Invites the public to wit-
ness the free production.
Meets Nov. 4
The Big Bend Health Council
will meet on Friday, November
4th, at 4:00 p.m., central time in
the conference room of the Big
Bend Health Council, 2629 W.
Tenth Street, Panama City. This
will be the annual meeting of the
council. A presentation will be
made by Dave Elkins from the
Agency for Health Care Adminis-
tration on what the state expects
of local health councils. In addf1
tion, members will review the
1994-95 performance standards.
Activity reports will also be given
from the Health and Human Ser-
vices Board, and the Holmes
County Needs Assessment Com-
mittee. The public is invited to at-
tend and will be given an oppor-
tunity to comment as time pert
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Ranked number six in the AA
polls by the Florida Sportswriters
Association, the Wewahitchka
Gators continued their winning
ways Friday night by downing Er-
nest Ward 23-14 in a non-district
After trailing most of the first
half quarterback Will Sumner
paired up with Andrew Williams
for a 30 yard touchdown strike in
the first quarter and Tranum
McLemore on a 26 yard touch-
down pass in the second quarter.
Tailback Jeff Jones tacked on a
two point conversion following the
by Thor J. Lassen
President, Ocean Trust -:
The "Ban the Nets" initiative
(Amendment #3), on the Novem-_
ber 8th ballot in Florida, has
been watched with interest and.
trepidation by conservation and
fishing groups around the coun-
try. But not for the reasons you,
might think. The issues raised by
this proposed constitutional
amendment will establish prece-
dents for other states and regions
to follow, and will effectively de-
cide the future of many small,
The concern- of groups like
,Ocean Trust, which is an ocean
conservation organization, stem
from how the term conservationn"
is being manipulated to stimulate
environmental indignation. From
all 'indications, the-single greatest
challenge to fisheries conserva-
tion in Florida is over-
development along the coastline,
which has caused the widespread
destruction of fisheries habitat
and wetlands. The actions of a
few thousand gillnet fishermen
cannot compare with the develop-.
ment of resorts, hotels and con-
dominiums along the Florida
coasts. Yet, the decline, of the,"
Florida fisheries is being blamed
on commercial fishermen because
'they obviously and deliberately go
out every morning to catch fish.
Let us not forget recreational
fishermen then! How many thou-
sands of recreational fishennen
go out every morning to deliber-
ately catch fish? Probably consid-
erable more than you think, if
you pause to reflect on the size
and value of the travel and tour-
ism Industry in Florida, and the
850,000 recreational licenses that
are issued each year. If the "Ban
the Nets" initiative really is a con-
servation measure, let's close the
fisheries to all fishermen com-
mercial and recreational. Then,
indeed, we should be able to
"conserve" the remaining fish.
So, in the name of conserva-'
tion, let's look at Amendment #3
intelligently. If passed, the
amendment will put at least
8,000 people out of work, and will
remove over $40,000,0006 from
the Florida economy. Consumers
will not be able to purchase less
expensive species like mullet,
croaker and sea trout; 'and res-
taurants will no longer carry Flor-
ida specialties like pompano or
Spanish mackerel unless, of
course, they know recreational
fishermen who can supply them.
It seems to me that the ener-
gy put into the "Ban the Nets"
second touchdown pass to help
the Gators take a 14-14 tie to the
locker room at the halfway mark.
Wewahitchka went ahead to
stay in the third quarter as David
Hysmith booted a 25-yard field
goal through the uprights. Jeff
Jones scored the final points for
the Gators in the fourth quarter
showing his speed on a 36-yard
SThe Gator defense held Er-
nest Ward scoreless in the second
half of action.. Adam Ake led all
tacklers with 14, Justin Jackson
battle could have been used more
effectively by both sides to devel-
op environmentally responsible
,zoning requirements and to shore
up efforts to preserve marine hab-
Itats and wetlands.
In another two weeks, you
will have to go to the polls and.
decide the best course -of action.
Your decision will not be easy -
after all, who wants to vote
LAURA RAMSEY, Agent
followed with nine, and John
Gibbs added five tackles and one
Gator quarterback Will Sum-
ner was nine for 17 with one in-
terception on the evening. Tra-
num McLemore caught three
passes for 58 yards and one
touchdown. Andrew Williams also
had three receptions for 30 yards
and a touchdown, and Tommy
Gaskin had two for 53 yards.
Jeff Jones sparked the run-
ning game for the Gators with
nine carries for 67 yards, followed
'against "conservation"? But,
Amendment #3 is not about con-
servation, :it's about who should
get the fish. Conservation efforts
should focus on restricting devel-
opment, not fishing.
Ocean Trust is a non-profit en-
vironmental education organiza-
tion dedicated to the responsible
protection, use and management
of ocean resources.
Is it coincidence that the net
ban and casinos are on the ballot
at the same time? Does it seem
strange that they -both use the
same misleading style of lan-'
guage, depending on the word
"LIMITED" to fool voters?
Where do casinos normally
locate? Strangely enough, right
on the same type of waterfront ,
property that would be vacated
by the bankrupt fishing industry!
Isn't it ironic that one amend-
ment would "LIMIT' casinos INTO
existence on the same type of
There may not be any con-
nection, but it sure seems
strange that both issues appear,
at the same time, in the same
manor. In opposing casinos. At-
torney General Butterworth. said.
and I quote "If this were to get on
the ballot, what it means Is that a
few people are able to buy their
way onto the Constitution."-
SDoes that not apply to the net
ban? Is our Constitution really for
sale to the highest bidder?
Vote NO on A dm ent 3 to
preserve Florida's rich heritage,
and our fresh Florida seafood.
Paul Belcher, Englewood
by Hysmith who had 24 yards on
The Gators host district rivals
Liberty County Bulldogs this Fri-
day at 7:30 CDT.
Wewahitchka is currently
locked in a four-way tie for first
place in district play. Apalachico-
la, Liberty, County, Sneads and
Wewahitchka all have one loss in
district action. The Gators control
their own fate, needing a win over
Liberty County and Apalachicola
to guarantee a playoff shbt in
their quest for a state title.
Ernest Ward 7 7 0 0-14
Wewahitchka 6 8 3 6-23
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Sharks Scalp Seminoles
35-0 Shutout Keeps Port St. Joe In the Hunt for the District Title
The Sharks stayed alive in
district play blanking the Florida
High Seminoles 35-0 in Friday
night football action. What gave
all the appearances of being a de-
fensive battle until the middle of
the second quarter, exploded into
21 unanswered points for the
Sharks during the last 4:30 min-
utes of the first half.
The scoring frenzy began,
when Ninamdi Frazier bulldozed
across the goal line from the one'
yard line topping off a 72 yard
scoring drive for the Sharks. The
touchdown put .the Sharks up 7-
0, as the drive was highlighted by
two pass receptions by Des Bax-
ter for a total of 55 yards.'
Florida High fumbled the'en-
suing kickoff allowing the Shark
offensive unit another chance as
Brian Jenkins recovered the fumn4
ble on the Seminole 25 yard line.'
Five plays later with second,-down
from the 'nine yard line, quarter-
back Ryan Yeager looked trapped
in the backfield as he dropped,
back to pass. But the sophomore
quarterback broke .away from the
defensive pressure and galloped
nine yards to give the Sharks a
14-0 lead with one minute left in
Handling the kickoff contin-
ued to be a problem for the Semi-
noles who once again fumbled.
This time attempting a reverse
handoff on the return. Des Baxter
was in the right place at the right
time as he covered the ball in the
end zone, saving the offense the
trouble of having to come onto
The Sharks' next points came
early in the fourth period after
putting together a 96 yard drive,
capped by a 30 yard touchdown
catch by tailback Chad Quinn.
The Sharks went up 28-0.
The defense scored its second
defensive touchdown of the night
with 9:19 left in the fourth quar-
ter. Jarnaail Fenn hit the Semi-
nole quarterback forcing a fumble
that was picked up by Rocky
Quinn who raced 35 yards for the
final Shark points, making the
The Shark defense kept the
Seminoles off the warpath all
night, allowing only 104 yards in
total offense. Carlos Best led the
defensive unit with nine tackles,
two for losses. Des Baxter, once
again, was around the ball on de-
fense all night long. He made
eight tackles, three for losses,
with one interception and one
fumble recovery for a touchdown.
Doyle Crosby and Brian Jenkins
had seven tackles each. Cameron
Likely had an interception, one
pass breakup and one tackle for a
l o s s .. .. .
Offensively Chad Quinn had
" 11 carries for 77 yards and a
touchdown; Chris Williams ran
the ball nine times for 63 yards
and Ninamdl Frazier carried the
ball 11 times for 23 yards and a
The Sharks will travel to Ha-
vana Friday evening in a district
game at 7:30 EDT.
In the photo at right Chad
Quinn scampers 35 yards for a
Shark touchdown. In the photo
at left, Des Baxter picks up a
Florida High fumble in the end
zone .for the Sharks' third
touchdown of the evening. Be-
low Cameron Likely goes up to
block a Seminole pass as Des
Baxter (10) helps in pass de-
Score by quarters:
Port St. Joe 0 21 0 14-35
Florida High 0 00 0- 0
First downs 17 6
Rushing yards 224 69
Passing yards 55 35
Comp-Att-Int. 2-7-2 6-12-2
Punts-Avg. 3-36 5-22
Fumbles-lost 2-0 5-4
Penalties-yds. 7-60 4-21
Cross Country Team
Finish Third in Nike
Last Saturday, the Port St.
Joe boys cross country team com-
peted in the Nike Panhandle
cross country championships in-
Marianna. Eighty-two runners
from 12 schools took part in the
three mile race.
Port St. Joe finished third in
the team competition (119) be-
hind St. Augustine Nease with 61
and Gulf Breeze with 81. Other
finishers were: North Florida
Christian (124); Marlanna (131);
Early Co., Georgia (193), Shanks
(201); Ernest Ward ,(209); Wewa-
hitchka (216); Century (221); Ma-
clay (267) and Choctawhatchee
Germain .Clark was the .top
finisher for the Sharks with a
fifth place time of 16:49, 34 sec-
onds behind first place Terry
Richardson of Century. Germain
received the outstanding sopho-
more runner award as a result of
his first place finish among all
His twin brother Gabe was
the second sophomore finisher
, and seventh overall with a time.of
16:59. Robbie Dixson placed 25th
(17:58); Matt Dixon 37th (18:44);,
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Chad. Thompson 45th (19:15);
Jonathan Stripling 50th (19:34);
and Eric Sellers 57th (19:57).
-In the Junior varsity race-
Bryan Simon placed 57th (22:43):
Clay Smallwood 59th (22:59) and
Kevin Conley 76th (24:50).. .
,Friday the cross country
Steam will compete in a dual meet
against. Wewahitchka. The meet
will be held at St. Joseph's Bay
Country Club, and will begin at
4:30. This will he the last regular .;,.. .. ,
season meet before the five team .---''-..
e district meet, which will be host- .
ed by the Sharks on November.4. q *
Participating in the district com- ....
petition will be Baker, Freeport,
North Florida Christian, Pensaco- .
la Catholic and Port SL Joe.,
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Local Youth Come
to Resident's Aid
Last Thursday two ROTC stu-
dents from Port St, Joe High
School were volunteering at Bay
St. Joseph Care Center, and went
above and beyond the call of
As a service to Gulf County,
to create community awareness
of hypertension, Marquis Home
Health Agency is offering free
blood pressure monitoring to
On Thursday, October 27th.
Marquis Home Health nurses will
be at the Senior Citizens Center'
In White Citv from 10:30 to 11:30
Come on out and let them
help you take care of yourselll
.Gulf County Schools
Oct. 31 Nov. 4
MON: Cheeseburger. French
Fries, Milk, Cake
TUES: Country-fried Steak or
Meatloaf, Turnip Greens,
Mashed Potatoes, Roll, Milk,
WEDS: Manager's Choice,
Fruit. Vegetable, Bread, Milk,
THURS: Chicken, Green
Vegetable, Mashed Potatoes
w/gravy, Combread, Milk
FRI: 'Chicken Sandwich,
French Fries, Green Beans,
Milk. Banana Pudding
duty, as they would say in the
military. The brother and sister,
Lance and Sabrina Hanson were
assigned. to take residents to and'
from the dining area.
In the midst of their assigned
tasks another resident of the
care center began experiencing
difficulties according to Sheila
Eubanks, LPN. Needless to say
all available nurses and aides
were occupied with caring for the
Lance meanwhile was in the,
midst of escorting a mentally im-
paired resident back to the resi-
dent's room. The resident being
escorted, though mentally im-
paired, can follow instructions
with verbal cues. Lance took over
the care of the resident for more
than an hour, helping the man to
change his wet clothes, get back
Inti his wheelchair and onto into
the dining room. According to Eu-
banks. Lance did not abandon
his post but went beyond the call
of a volunteer, and far above the
expectations of the nursing staff.
Eubanks went on to say1, "He
is a very mature young man anhd
an excellent representative of Port
St. Joe High School. We thanks
the school for sharing these two
fine young people with our facili-
The activities director of the
care center, Sherrie Bowen, stat-
ed that Sabrina and Lance exhi-
ited enthusiasm and gentleness
for the residents they assisted.
The thanks of the care center Is
extended to the school for sharing
their youth with them.
Retires from Dispatching
Electra Frary was honored
with a retirement dinner on Octo-
ber 13th at Linda's Restaurant,
after 20 years of service at the
Port St. Joe Police Department.
She was presented with a
plaque by Mayor Frank Pate in
honor of her many years of dedi-
Mrs. Frary worked under
Chief H. W. "Buck" Griffin, Chief
Roy Robinson, Chief R. H. Malge
and Chief Carl 0. "Bucky" Rich-
Mexico Beach City Council Group 2
A Yes Vote for O'Brian is a Positive Change
On Behalf of Honest, Fair and Open Government
For Each and Every Citizen of Mexico Beach by
A Mature God-Fearing Man Born and Raised Here
in the Panhandle of Florida
Vote for Ernie O'Brian, Councilman, Nov. 8th
*aid Poltical Ader.timent City Hall, Mexico Beach
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. OCT. 27. 1994 PAGE 1B
Area Senior Companions
Attend National Meeting
SABRINA and LANCE HANSON
Academy Day for
Congressman Pete Peterson
D-Marianna, announced that he
will host the Second Congression-
al District's Annual Academy Day
on October 29th, from 9:00 a.m
until 12:00 p.m. The event will be
held in Tallahassee at the Florida
House of Representatives' Cham
ber on the fourth floor of the Cap-
itol building. All high school stu
dents interested in attending a
United States Service Academy
are urged to participate in this
Academy Day offers students
and their parents a unique oppor
tunity to gain first-hand knowl
edge about the "Academy expert
ence." Participating in the even
will .'be' representative's' from. the
Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchan
Marines, West.Point, and Nava
Academies. Representatives front
FSU and FAMU ROTC units, as
well as the Big Bend Service
Academy Parents Club, will also
be on hand., Each of these dele
gates will have tables set up foi
an open forum on the fourth floo
of the Capitol, Just outside of the
entrance to the House Chamber
The Port SL Joe Lion's Clu
was honored to have as the
guest speaker. Marshall Nelson
who.is in charge of Gulf County
new 911 program. Mr. Nelson ek
plained that Gulf County wi
have 911 service beginning o
November 1st and it will be tih
"enhanced" 911 system. What
"enhanced" 911 you ask? Wel
according to Mr. Nelson, "er
hanced" 911 allows the dispatch
er to know exactly where a 91
call is originating as well as tht
resident's name, phone number
and other pertinent medical info]
nation which the resident ha
previously submitted for storage
on the county's 911 compute
Mr. Nelson is also current
involved in the tedious task
physically locating every res
dence in Gulf County that ha
telephone service to be sure tha
it is identified correctly on th
county's 911 service area map
Each 911 call coming into tlh
central system will be routed e
their to City Police or Gulf Couni
Sheriffs Office, depending o
what part of the county the ca
Notice is hereby given that the 1994 tax roll has been delivered by the Gulf County Property Ap-
praiser to the Gulf County Tax Collector. The 1994 Tax Roll is open for collection beginning November
The Tax Collector's office is located in the Gulf County Courthouse, Room 100, 1000 Fifth Street,
Port St. Joe, Florida. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday except holidays.
The mailing address is 1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, FL, 32456.
Real and Personal property taxes will be collected as levied by the following taxing authorities:
Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
Gulf County School Board
Northwest Florida Water Management District
City of Port St. Joe
City of Wewahitchka
St. Joseph Fire Control District
Tupelo Fire Control District
Howard Creek Fire Control District
Overstreet Fire Control District.
4% Discount on payments made during the month of November.
3% discount on payments made during the month of December. .
2% discount on payments made during the month of January .
1% discount on payments made during the month of February.
Payable without discount during the month of March.
Taxes are delinquent April 1st.'
Eda Ruth Taylor
Gulf County, Florida
Telephone: (904) 229-6116
,between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m.
Here, students and their parents
will be able to speak directly with
the Congressman and have their
questions about the Academy
nomination process answered by
Following the open forum,
Congressman Peterson and the
delegates will take part in an edu-
cational presentation in the
House Chamber from 10:00 a.m.
until 12:00 p.m. During this pres-
entation, each Academy and
ROTC representative will speak
on their respective schools, fol-
lowed by closing remarks by the
Peterson'., who has sent appli-
.cation packages for Academy
nomination to each high school in
the district, said, "Any high
school student that is interested
in receiving an outstanding edu-
cation and pursuing an exciting
career in the United States Armed
Forces will not want to miss this
'; worthwhile event."
For further information,
please contact Gall Holland in
Congressman Peterson's ,Talla-
hassee office at (904) 561-3979.
A group of senior volunteers
travelled to Washington, D.C. this
week to participate in a week-long
Close-Up program for older Amer-
icans'. They left by Greyhound
bus on Friday, Oct. 21 and will
return Sunday, Oct. 30.
Celebrating their '25th anni-
,versary, is a unique, week-long
program that focuses onri politics,
policy making and aging advoca-
cy. Seminars are developed on,
senior issues for volunteers, case
managers and other aging advo-
Williamsburg will be one of
the many side-trips, and an eve-
ning at the Kennedy Center will
be on the agenda for Thursday.
The staff at Close-Up plan the
week's adventures. They will in-
clude sightseeing, social and po-
litical contacts, meals and travel,
and, of course, entertainment.
For many of the travelers,
this will be a trip of a lifetime.
There will be 24 foster grandpar-
ent (FGP) and senior companion
(SCP) volunteers attending from
this area of the Big Bend. Repre-
senting Gulf County are L. C.
Clark, Edith Clark, Daisy Reeves;
Clara Evans, SCP's from the Gulf
County Senior Citizen Center and
Mary Lee Pitts and Martha Davis,
Advisory Council of the Gulf
Elder Care is the sponsoring
agency for the federally funded
Foster Grandparent and Senior
Companion programs in the Big
Bend region. Catherine Wynne,
volunteer coordinator for the pro-
grams. will also attend.
For All Your
The White City VFW and the Beaches VFD will
sponsor a chicken bar-b-que at Frank Pate Park on
Saturday, October 29th from 11:00 a.m. until -. Full
dinners consisting of half a chicken, baked beans,
cole slaw, cake and bread, with tea, will cost $5.00.
Proceeds will be used to purchase fire fighting
equipment for the departments.
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by Jack Harper
It may be a heck of a way to start a column these days, but my Sun-
day school class bible lesson last week was on Romans, Chapter 3, Verse
10, that says: As it is written,"there is none righteous, no, not one." Then
in verse 13: "with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps
is under their lips."
It was a discussion of biblical law on how to get to heaven by works
or faith, but it sure reminded me a lot of the politicians trying to convince
voters to elect them to high office November 8th.
The trouble is that like most ideas in the bible, it has a double
whammy. It challenges the voter even more than the politician to be rea-
sonable, humble and just...yes, even and maybe especially in the ballot
box. None of us, not one, is righteous.
But we are all in this political experiment called a Democracy togeth-
er and that, perhaps, is how we should approach it..like the four mus-
keteers one for all and all for one. Corny, huh?
So don't be a "gimme" voter. Be a good musketeer. Vote for what's'
best for all.
That is why I am tempering my natural mean disposition in recom-
mending you voters return Florida Supreme Court Justices Stephen
Grimes and Gerald Kogan to the bench. They are on the ballot under
merit retention and deserve another six-year term. Your inclination like
mine may be to vote the rascals out because the high court they sit on
turned down without any real good reason three tax limiting constitu-
tibnal amendments that about 800,000 citizen petitioners wanted on the
In fact, because of the high court rulings, we will also not be voting
hi November on a sugar tax to save the Everglades, on an anti-gay
amendment, and on a prisoner sentencing initiative requiring them to
serve 85 percent of their sentences.
2 However, the court did allow on this year's ballot, an amendment
tl~at would strike the single-subject requirement that struck out most of
the proposals. This citizen's initiative will probably pass and should.
Justice Ben Overton has suggested that if it does, the Florida legisla-
ture could pass a procedure now being used in Oregon that allows the
court to rewrite and correct any misleading language. The court doesn't
have that authority now. Such a development would give the citizen peti-
tions a better chance to get on the ballot where they should be if Florida.
is going to have a true Democracy with the power to govern resting in the
people. That solution -.it seems to this sinner seems better than just
voting the rascals out.
I'd also suggest that you voters watch closely the heated campaigns
Iri the next week or so to determine who has "the poison of asps under
their lips," and also remember that none are righteous, no not one.
BIG MO POLLS:
Momentum is what both candidates are after in the Florida race for
governor. Sometimes the polls give it to them. So late last week you had a
suspect sampling taken by an Orlando pollster who is a consultant to the
Democrats and Agriculture Commissioner Bob Crawford that puts Gov.
Lawton Chiles ahead of Republican Jeb Bush for the first time.
The figures? Chiles with 49.7 percent to Bush's 41.3 percent and 9
percent of the voters undecided. And Ah! Hal The poll also gives Crawford
a seven point lead over GOP challenger Jim Smith with 19 percent of the
voters still undecided.
A more accurate poll, perhaps is the weekly one taken for Associated
- Industries of Florida showing Bush still leading Chiles by five percent
with nine percent undecided. It has 48 percent of the voters sampled for
Bush and 43 percent for Chiles. It's the third week the poll showed Bush
Observers including political scientist Richard Scher of the Univer-
sity of Florida say Chiles has turned out-of-character nasty in his neg-
active attacks on Bush in a high-risk strategy adopted because there was
not much choice.
THE CAPITOL NEWS ROUND-UP:
TALLAHASSEE (WNS) Juvenile assessment clearing houses
throughout the state may be another trend similar to boot camps in
"tough love" treatment of teenage criminals, say officials of the new Flori-
da Department. of Juvenile Justice.
Called Juvenile Assessment and Receiving Centers, Tampa and Or-
lando already have them and a third is being planned at Tallahassee
where the city commission which almost always waits for state money
first voted $500,000 for its share of start-up costs. Annual operation
costs for the assessment center are expected to be $1.4 million to be
shared by the city, state and county.
Unlike the present Juvenile detention centers which 'they will not re-
place, the assessment centers would be a first-stop clearing house for all
youths taken into custody by police, said Juvenile Justice Department
spokesman John Joyce.
Those who commit serious crimes will be booked and charged and
taken to a detention center. Runaways, truants, and other juveniles who
mainly just don't have anywhere to go would be interviewed and treated
"Right now...the only thing we can do is ride around with them for a
couple of hours until we can find someone to turn them over to," said
Tallahassee Police Chief Tom Coe. "It (assessment center) would .save a
tremendous, amount of man-hours in juvenile booking time."
'We'll have representatives from just about every discipline at the as-
sessment center so their needs can be assessed and met by qualified peo-
ple," Joyce said.
Joyce and Leon Circuit Judge Charles McClure, who has pioneered
* in treatment of juveniles, would like to see assessment centers spread to
small and mid-size cities in the state as well as to other metropolitan
areas, but some disagree.
'You don't have to look at the child to understand the reason for the
behavior. You need to look at the system that brought the behavior into
existence," said psychologist Dana Dennard.
'You are ignoring the real problem by focusing on the assessment of
children. You're talking about band-aiding a broken machine," she said.
Those heralded winds of change may mean incumbents are going out
and Republicans may take Florida's Senate and the governor's seat may
be true, but it still boils down to some unique local races.
Perhaps, the most colorful and unlikely candidates in this landmark
off-year election are:
GEORGE ONETT, a 63-year old Ocala horse breeder and disbarred
attorney with a felony record, who is facing freshman Democratic Sen.
Charles Williams, of Tallahassee, in sprawling District 4, that stretches
to the Atlantic Ocean north of Jacksonville down to Citrus County on the
Gulf of Mexico.
The Republican party has not backed Onett with financing in spite of
the 20-20 split in the Senate, perhaps because Williams in his first term
has captured the conservative issues and the most campaign financing of
any legislative incumbent $263,000 in contributions.'
Onett has $8,800 in his campaign fund, including $1,300 of his own,
and a skeptical view of the state capitol scene.
"There's this terrible arrogant attitude in government. They become
anointed, instead of appointed," he said. "The main difference between
me and most of those guys is that I got caught and most of them
But he quickly adds he is only joking and is not implying Williams or
other lawmakers are crooked.
He claims he was a victim of government sting when he was convict-
ed in 1982 of mail fraud, conspiracy, perjury and obstruction of inter-
state commerce by extortion in an attempt to get a liquor license for a
client with a questionable reputation.
He served 98 days of a six-month sentence and was disbarred in
1987. The Cabinet and Gov. Bob Martinez restored his civil rights in,
He is a former assistant attorney general. consultant to the State
Racing Commission, and a lobbyist for racing Interest.
Onett said voters are not "put out" by his past and "it doesn't hurt a
bit. I tell people my life is an open book and I've never done anything to
be ashamed of." His platform is no new taxes, reorganization of HRS, and
no gun controls issues claimed also by Williams.
JOEL DALAFAVE, an unknown anti-government conservative Repub-
lican candidate for the Tallahassee seat in the Florida House, has an up'-,
hill battle in the liberal, governm ent dominated district, in spite of the
Friday and Saturday
Nov. 4 and 5
BAY COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Panama City
Papermakers Federal Credit Union is offering
special interest rates fpr vehicles purchased in this sale
to qualified applicants.
New Car Rates (Includes '94 & '95 Program & Lease)
66 months 7.5%
60 months 7.00%
48 months 6.5%
36 months 6.00%
24 months 6.00%
LOANS MUST BE PRE-APPROVED. STOP BY ST. JOE
PAPERMAKERS FCU IN PORT ST. JOE OR WEWAHITCHKA.
APPLICATIONS FOR THIS SALE WILL BE ACCEPTED
THROUGH WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, ONLY.
ST. JOE PAPERMAKERS
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fact he brings some stellar qualifications to the race.
Dalafave, 35, a Marianna native, worked as an analyst for Florida
Tax Watch, the governor's energy office and the Public Service Commis-
sion, and get this is not employed as an analyst for the U. S. Term
Limits, an organization out of Washington, D.C.
He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Florida State Univer-
sity in Economics and chaired the People Against Tax Revenue Misman-
agement Inc. which opposed a penny sales tax in Tallahassee to build
roads and the county jail.
He said he is proudly "anti-government. People are best off when
they have the greatest amount of individual liberty and the least amount
Dalafave could win, no doubt, in some sections of Florida, but not
likely in the Taxahassee beltway. His Democratic opponent is former
Leon County Commissioner Marjorie Turnbull, who had an $89,370 cam-
paign fund through the Democratic run-offs. Dalafave's last report
showed he collected $2,377 in contributions, including $1,333 in his own
JERRY MAYGARDEN, former Pensacola mayor, now a Republican, is
portrayed by his" Democratic opponent, lawyer Gerald McGill, as a Bill
Clinton backer. There are nine billboards up in that Florida House Dis-
trict 2 area showing a series of pictures depicting Maygarden (who
turned Republican last year) slowly being transformed into Bill Clinton.
"If you like Bill Clinton...You'll love Jerry Maygarden" they read. May-
garden admits he supported Clinton in 1992.
TO ALL INTERESTED
The Florida Marine Patrol has taken custo-
dy of a 12' sailboat, color white with a mast
pole of about 10'. .Manufacturer unknown.
Vessel found September 6, 1994, at Indian
Pass. Pursuant to section 705.103FS, no-
tice is given. If no ownership or lien claim is
received by December 6, 1994, the property
will be disposed of.: Please send claims, in
writing, to the Florida Marine Patrol, P. 0.
Box 4238, Panama City, Florida- 32401.
Please refer to case #94011400. ,
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. OCT. 27, 1994
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
met on September 13, 1994 In special session with
the following members present: Chairman Warren'
J. Yeager, Jr., and Commissioners Jessie V. Arnm-
strong, Michael L. Hammond, Natlan Peters, Jr ,
and Billy E. Traylor. .
Others present were: Chief Deptity Clerk Douglas
C. Birmingham. Deputy Clerls Debbe Wibberg
and Rebecca L. Norris, County Administrator ..
The meeting ,ascalled to order at 5:01 p.m., EDT.,
Commissioner Michael L. Hammond opened the
meeting vqth prayer and Chairman Warren* J.
Yeager, Jr.led the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Chief Deputy Clerk Birmingham Informed the
Board that the proposed County-Wide millage rate
is 8.001 and the aggregate village rate is 8.233.
an increase in the rolled back rate of 2.605%. Mr.
Birmingham went on to say the some of the rea-
sons for this increase are; the General Fund fund-
ing the lease/loan payments on the Fire Trucks
purchased for South Gulf County and Overstreet
Fire Departinents, a decrease in the proposed 1/2
cent sales tax, small increase in most departmen-
tal budgets, and a 3% salary increase for employ-
ees. The Board received no public comment.
Commissioner Hammond motioned to tentatively
increase Fine and Forfeiture's .1994-95 proposed
budget/Reserve for Contingencies by $100,605
and decrease Law Enforcement by $60,363 arid
Corrections by $40,242. Commissioner Traylor
seconded for discussion. The motion then passed
4-1 (Cormmissioner Peters voted no).
COUNTY-WIDE MILEAGE RATE
Commissioner Peters motioned tentatively adopt'
a County-Wide mileage rate of 8.001. Commission-
er Hammond seconded the motion and it passed
Commissioner Peters motioned to tentatively adopt
the 1994-95 CotioUnty-Wlde Budget as proposed.
Commissioner Hammond second, the motion
and the moon passed 5-0.
MILEAGE RATES FIRE DISTRICTS
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond. second-
ed by Commissioner ITraylor and unanimous vote..
the Board tentatively adopted the following mileage
rates for the Dependent Fire Districts: St. Joseph.
Fire Control District .500; Tupelo Fire Control
District .500; Overstreet Fire Contirol District -
.500; Howard Creek Fire Control District .500
Sheriff James Coats arrived at the meeting at 5:15
BUDGETS FIRE DISTRICTS
Commissioner Hammond motioned to tentatively
adopt the 1994-95 Dependent Fire District bud-
gets as proposed. Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion and It passed 5-0.
FINAL PUBLIC HEARING
Commissioner Hammond motioned to set the final
public heanng to adopt the 1994-95 budget for
Tuesday. September 27. 1994 at 5:01 p.m.. EDT.,
In the County Commissioners' meeting room. Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the motion and the
moUoll passed 5-0.
Planning and Building Director Don Butler arrived.
for the meeting at 5:18 p.m.. EDT.
Sheriff Coats inquired about the changes made to,
the Sheriffs budget. He informed the Board that'
he would be purchasing the new cruisers some
time in October or shortly after. Sheriff Coats ex-
plained that he could only hire one new employee
In October and the other new position would not
be filled until his budget would allow It.
There being no further business and upon motion
by Commissioner Hammond. second by Commis-
sioner Traylor. the meeting did then adjourn at
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
met on September 27. 1994 In regular session
with the following members presence Chairman
Warren J. Yeager. Jr.. and Commissioners Nathan
Peters, Jr.. Jessie V. Armstrong, Billy E. Traylor.
and Michael L. Hammond.
Others present were: County Attorney Barbara
Sanders. Clerk Benny C. Later, Chief Deputy
Clerk Doug Birmingham. Deputy Clerk Debbe Wib-
berg. Administrator R. Larry Wells. Planning/
Building Director Don Butler. Building Inspector
Richard Combs, Emergency Management Coordl-
nator Marshall Nelson, Road Department Superin-
tendent Bob Lester. Veteran Services Officer Bo
Williams. Solid Waste Director Joe Danford. and
Interim Sheriff James Coats.
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m.. EDT.
Administrator R. Larry Wells opened the meeting
with prayer and Chairman Warren J. Yeager. Jr.
led the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
RECEIVE BIDS (#9304-27) 911 DISPATCH
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed bids
for' a dispatch console for the 911 system, the
Board received the following -bids: First Communl-
catilons $8.693.00 Headset $141 ea.: Clarkaville
Communications $15.995.00 Headset $395 ea.:
'Adams Communications $12,394.00 Headset -
The Board tabled these bids for review by Emer-
gency Management Director Wells.
RECEIVE BIDS (19394-28) TUB GRINDER
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed bids
for a tub grinder for the Solid Waste Department.
the Board received the following bid: Kennetech
Resource Recovery 5125.000.00
The Board tabled this bid for further review and
recommendation by Solid Waste Director Joe Dan-
RECEIVE BIDS (19394-29) SELLING OF FORD
TRACTOR (ROAD DEPARTMENT)
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed bids
for the sale of a 1986 Ford Tractor from the Road
Department's Inventory, the Board received the fol-
lowing bids: L.L. Laner $6,150.25: Phillip Gaskin
$4.500.00; Mike Lilter $6.001.00: Barflelds -
$5,150.00; W.H. Ramsey $4.801.00: Paul Groom
Upon moUon by Commissioner Hammond. second
: by Commissioner Peters. and unanimous vote, the
Board awarded bid a9394-29 for the sale of a 1986
Ford Tractor, to the highest bidder. L.L. Lanier In
the amount of $6.150.25.
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous vote.
the Board approved the consent agenda.
Consent Agenda Items Approved. A. Minutes -
September 13. 1994 Regular Meeting.
S B. Inventory Transfer Requests: a. Maintenance
Deparonent "Junk" from the Maintenance De-
partment Inventory 25-1 I. 25-49 26. 25-63 1.
60-19 7. 60-20 2. 60-22 4. 60-28 12. 60-32 4. 60-
37 1: b County Extension Agent "Junk" from the
County Extegsion Agents inventory 50-29 4:; .
South Gulf EMS "Junk from the South Gulf
EMS Inventory 201-1017., 201-43H. s210-44E.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Directors Gene Martin and Jimmy Rogers of the
Deparunent of Trarisportauon addressed the
Board on various projects that are being conduct-
ed by the Department of Transportaton. They also
discussed the Department's 5 year work plan. DI-
rector Rogers discussed the Board's recent request
for a "no passing zone from Gulfaire Subdivision
to the County Line. After discussion. Chairman
S Yeager requested Mr. Rogers meet with Bo Wil-
liams to further discuss this situation. Commis-
sioner Peters requested that DOT review the Inter-
section Highway 98 and Industrial Road because
S of what he believes is a potentially dangerous situ-
ation with the pulpwood trucks. Commissioner
S Hammond thanked Mr. Rogers and Mr. Martin for
' "' DOTs efforts.
UNION REPRESENTATIVE WALLACE BRAN-
bi NON / GRIEVANCE (B. NUNNERY)
Union Representative Wallace Brannon discussed
a gnevance that was flied by Bill Nunnery and de-
ided by Administrator Wells. He requested the
Board review this grievance since the nIext step
would be arbitration. After discussion by Mr. Bran.
non aid the Board. Commissioner Peters mo-
tioned Ito pay the grievance filed by Bill Nunnery
which stated that he would be paid ($60.76) from
April, .1993 through November. 993 (the same
time period K. Aldenrman and. J.D. Green were
paid) for the opersuion of the Mo-Trim. Commis-
sioner Armstrong seconded the motion. The mo-
tion passed 3-2, with Commissioners Peters, Arm-
strong and Traylor voting yes and Chairman
Yeager and Commissioner Hammond voting no.
Road Department employee, Kenny Alderman dis-
cussed thai: other employees had been "grandfa-
thered" i for a Job claseifcation, without-the re-
quired hours but based"on experience. He stated
that he felt the reason he and J. D. Green :were
overlooked, was due to the fact that they are not in
Sthe Union. After discussion, Commissioner Traylor
motioned for Kenny Alderman and J.D. Geren be
"grandfathered in," without the required hours but
based on experience, Tractor Operator 1, Step C.
Commissioner ,Hammond seconded the motion
Sand the motion passed 4-1 (Commissioner Peters
opposed). It was noted that it would be presented
to the Unioio for approval.
WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION MODIFICATION
Chief Deputy Clerk Birmingham presented a letter
from Cosun Insurance Agency regarding the in-
crease In the County's experience modification
rate. He noted that according to the insurance
company, the County's claims over the past year
and a half contributed to the increase. The Board
requested that Administrator Wells look Into the
situation and contact all departments urging them
to use the safety procedures from the union con-
tract as a guideline. The Board requested that the
-Chairman write a letter regarding this increase.
UNION CLASSIFICATION PRISON CREW FORE-
Upon request by the Board, Administrator Wells
stated,: that according. to- Uniont Representative
. Brannon the training requirements for Prison
Work Crew Foreman niust meet the Department of
Corrections prison crew foreman standards. Com-
missioner Hammond stated that he felt It would
benefit the County by having more stringent re-
quirements and that the Board should incorporate
that Into the next union contract.
AWARD BID #9394-27 911 DISPATCH CON-
Upon recommendation by Emergency Management
Di-Ctor4 ells, Commissioner Peters motioned to .
award bid #9394-27 for a 911 dispatch console to
First Communications in the amount of.
$8,834.00. Commissioner Hammon&dseconded the
motion and the motion passed unanimously.
Emergency Management Director Welli requested
* that the $5,500.00 from the moving violation sur- ,4
charge be applied toward the purchase of the con-
sole and for any funds received from the surcharge
be applied toward this purchase. The Board had
ANNUAL MANAGEMENT FEE DEPTH. OF ENVI-
RONMENTAL PROTECTION AGCY. / TUCKER
Commissioner Traylor motioned to pay the annual
management fee to the Department of Environ-
mental Protection Agency in the amount of
$300.00 for the Tucker Property at Cape San Blas.
Chiatrnan Yeager passed the chair to Vice-.
Chairman Hammond and seconded the motion. Af-
ter discussion the motion failed 3-2, with Chair-
man Yeager and Commissioner Traylor voting yes
and Commissioners Hammond, Peters and Arm-
strong 'oting no. Acting Chairman Hammond re-
turned the chair to Chairman Yeager.,
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT GRANT APPLICA-
Upon request by Emergency Management Director
Wells, Commissioner Peters motioned to approve
the Emergency Management Grant in the amount,
of $67,424.00 for the 1994-95 fiscal year. Commis-'
sioner Hammond seconded the motion and the
motion passed unanimously.
MEDICAL EXAMINER'- FINAL BILLING
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond, second
by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the final billing in the amount
.of $547.04 fro medical examiner services for the
'14th Judicial District.
MEDICAL EXAMINER INVOICE FOR TRANS-
Commissioner Traylor motioned to pay an Invoice
from Bay Medical Center In the amount of$212.00
for transortation of Pam Colson. Commissioner
Peters seconded the moon. After discussion re-
garding the location of deati. Commissioner Peters
withdrew his second and Commissioner Traylor
withdrew, his motion.
Commissioner Hammond motioned to table the in-
voice. from Bay Medical Center for transportation
of Pam Colson. Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion and the motion passed unanimously.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES GRANT AP-
PLICATION AND RESOLUTION
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters. second by
Commissioner Hammond. and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the Emergency Medical Sernic-
es Grant Applicatloil and Resolution. Resoluton
94-34 is on file n clerk's office
CHAIRMAN FACSIMILE STAMP
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond. second
by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board agreed that Administrator Wells would be
the keeper of Chairman Hammonds facsimile
JOB CLASSIFICATION CATHY COLLINS
Administrator Wells discussed a letter from Road
Department employee Cathy Collins concerning
her job classification and the affect it would have
on her seniority. Administrator Wells stated that
under her current job classification as scale opera-
tor and that she is "grandfathered In under Trac-
tor Operator II, if she rejected operating any equip-
ment, 'when requested, she would not lose her
RADIO TOWER CONTRACT
Administrator Wells presented a contract from Sa-
ber Communications, Inc. for the rental of the ra-
did tower located at 1000 5th St. Port St. Joe, FL.
Chairman Yeager requested that the Board review
the contract and discuss it later in the meeting.
County Attorney Sanders discussed various as-
signments she was working on. 1. Mary Ramsey -
Outstanding Invoices; 2. Ordinance Mandatory
Hook-up (Williamsburg-Methodist-Hill); 3. Over-
time vs. Comp. Time Data requested by Adminis-
trator Wells; 4. Beach Driving Permit Amend defi-
nition of vehicle; .5. Procedure on Repealing an
Ordinance Reference LDR's; 6. County Employee
Willie Bass; 7. Subdivision Ordinance; 8. Interlocal
Agreement Competency Testing for Contractors;
9. Common Law Vesting
BOARD POLICY ACCEPTING DONATIONS
Upon recommendation by County Attorney Barba-
ra. Sanders, Commissioner Peters motioned to
adopt the following as part of the Board's policy.
Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion and
the motion passed unanimously.
"Any donations made to Gulf County, whether
goods or services, monetary or not, including real
property must be first presented to the Board at a
duly noticed Board meeting. Acceptance recorded
In theoffielal minutes.
Solid Waste Director Danford discussed the Recy-
clint and Hazardous Waste Grant.
AWARD BID 19394-28 TUB GRINDER
Upon recommendation by Solid Waste Director
Danford, Commissioner Peters motioned to award
bid #9394-28 for a tub grinder to Kennetech, Inc.,
in the amount of $125,000.00. Commissioner
Hammond seconded the motion. After discussion
Commissioner Hammond withdrew his second.
Commissioner Peters amended his motion to
award bid #9394-28 for a tub grinder to Kenne-
tech, Inc., in the amount of $125,000.00, contin-
gent upon Solid Waste Director Danford viewing
and signing off on the tub grinder. Commissioner
Hammond seconded the motion and the motion
passed unanimously. It was noted that payment
r th tub grinder would be entirely through grant.
SOLID WASTE TASK FORCE CONFERENCE -
APALACHEE REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL
Solid Waste Director Danford discussed a confer-
ence that Is being presented by the Apalachee Ie-.
gional Planning Council He noted that Leon
County is running out of landfill space and is look-
ing for a "host' county for, a. landfill The Board
stated that they were not Interested in a proposal
of this nature.
SMALL COUNTY GRANT FUNDS
Upon request by Solid Waste Director Danford,
Commissioner Hammond motioned to transfer the
remaining funds from the Small County Grant to
Long Term Care Budget for Solid Waste. Commis-
sioner Peters seconded the motion and the motion
passed unanimously. ,,
The meeting recessed at 7:22 p.m., EDT.
the meeting reconvened at 7:53 p.m., EDT.
Upon request by Sheriff Coats, Commissioner Pe-
ters motioned to reduce Reserve for Contingencies
- Fine and Forfeiture Fund $,800.00 and Increase
Law Enforcement / Detention and Corrections
$5.800 00. Commissioner Armstrong seconded the
motion. After discussion. Commissioner Arm-
strong withdrew his second and Commissioner Pe-
ters withdrew his motion. The Board requested
that Sheriff Coats present them with an itemized
reqnest at their next regular meeting, October I I.
CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD APPOINTEES
Upon request by Building Inspector Richard
Combs, the Board appointed Lynne Waymire, Raw-
lis Leslie and Alfred Cutchins to the Code Enforce-
ment Board. He noted that additional appointees
were needed and the Board stated they would have
the names at the next regular meeting.
INVOICE NATIONAL ELEVATOR (OLD GULF
Upon recommendation by Planning/Building Di-
rector Butler, Commissioner Traylor motioned to
pay an invoice from National Elevator in the
amount of $2,790.00. Commissioner Peters sec-
onded the motion and the motion passed unani-
Commissioner Traylor motioned to pay the final in-
voice from National Elevator' in the amount of
$3,300.00, contingent upon Planning/Building Di-
rector Butler signing off on the invoice and that
the work be completed in the 1993-94 fiscal year.
. FLOOD STUDY PREBLE- RISH
Upon discussion by Planning/Building Director
Butler, Commissioner Hammond motioned to ap-
prove a flood study from Preble-Rish in the
amount of $20,000.00, contingent upon Planning/
Building Directot' Butler signing off on the invoice.
Commissioner Traylor, seconded the motion and
the motion passed unanimously.
BUILDING PERMIT FEES REFUND D. BREMER
Upon discussion by .Planning/Building Director
Butler, Commissioner Hammond motioned to re-
ifund Mr. Doyle Bremer $304.53 (one-half of total
fees paid) for building permit fees, due to certain
circumstances that prevented Mr. Bremer from
building his home. Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion and the motion passed unanimous-
APALACHEE REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL-
COMP. PLAN AMENDMENT 94 E-1
-Planjng/Bullding Director Butler discussed that
ARPC- had recommended Comprehensive Plan
Amendment 94-E-1 to the Department of Commu-
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond, second
by Comthissioner Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board agreed to transfer the Water,Department (all
billings and collections for the water systems and
solid waste), and Clerk employee Martha Rish from
the Clerk's Office to the Planning/Building Depart-,
ment, effective October 1, 1994.
NORTHWEST WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Upon discussion by Planning/Building Director
Butler, Commissioner Traylor motioned that the
Board request 300,000 cubic yards of sand from
the Northwest Florida Water Management District.
Commissioner Hammond seconded the motion for
discussion. After discussion, Commissioner Ham-
mohd withdrew his second. Commissioner Peters
seconded the motion and the motion passed unan-
imously. It was noted that this is part of a demon-
stration proJecL The Board requested that Plan-
ning/Building Director Buder and Road Depart-
ment Superintendent Lester wnrte a letter to North-
west Florida Water Management.
SHIP PROGRAM DOWN PAYMENT ASSIS-
Upon recommendation by SHIP Administrator Wil-
liams. Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve
down payment assistance for William T. Sanders
in the amount of $6.900.00. contingent upon their
signing a home rehabllitation agreement. Commis-
stoner Peters seconded the motion and the motion
CLASS HOME OWNERSHIP
SHIP Administrator Williams discussed the home
ownership / management class that was held on
September 22, 1994 and that 19 individuals had
attended the class.
SHIP Administrator Williams discussed the funds
received for the 1995 fiscal year.
VETERANS SERVICE OFFICER CONFERENCE
Veterans Service Officer Williams stated that he
will be attending a conference, October 3-5, 1994
and that an advertisement was placed in the STAR
noticing the general public that the VSO offices
would be closed.
Oi1 COMMITTEE STREET NAMES / RECOM-
Upon recommendation by the 911 Committee,
Commissioner Hammond motioned to approve the
street names submitted by the 911 Street Naming
Committee. Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion and the motion passed unanimously. -
* 911 COMMITTEE LOGO CONTEST
Upon request by Emergency Management Coordi-
nator Nelson, Commissioner Peters motioned to al-
low the 911 Committee to hold a logo contest, with
the winner receiving a .$100.00 savings bond.
Commissioner Hammond seconded the motion
and the motion passed unanimously. It was noted
that the logo selection would be made by the 911
'911 CENTER SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
Emergency Management Coordinator Nelson stat-
ed that 911 training had begun with the Sheriffs
Department and City Police officers.
911 COMMITTEE MEETING
Emergency Management Coordinator Nelson stat-
ed that the next 911 Committee meeting would be
held at the offices of St. Joseph Telecommunica-
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RECREATION FUNDS DISTRICT IV
Commissioner Peters motioned to pay an invoice
from the Athletic House in the amount of $254.25
from his recreation funds and to transfer $3.00 to
District Ill's recreation funds. He also requested
that the remaining balance of $395.75 be given to
the Washington Advisory Council. Commissioner
Hammond seconded the motion and the motion
ROAD DEPARTMENT T-SHIRTS
Commissioner Peters. motioned to purchase T-
shirts for the Road Department. Commissioner
Armstrong seconded the motion. Commissioner
Hammond stated that each department would be
changing back to their regular uniform November
1, 1994. After discussion regarding the delivery of
the T-shirts, Commissioner- Armstrong withdrew
his second and Commissioner Peters withdrew his
GULF COUNTY LIBRARY / BUDGET AMEND-
Commissioner Peters motioned to amend the gen-
eral fund Reserve for Contingencies $2,000.00
and increase the Gulf County Ubrary budget
$2,000.00. Commissioner Hammond seconded the
motion, and the motion passed unanimously.
SAULS CREEK ROAD
The Board discussed the status of the work that is..,
being performed Sauls Creek load.
COURTHOUSE SPACE SUPERVISOR OF ELEC-
TIONS / COUNTY JUDGE
Commissioner Peters motioned to designate the of-
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PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 1994
Events and Happenings From County Schools
The Teachers Must Be In
When kindergarten student
Robbie Morris learned that the
teachers had to go two days to In-
Service, he told his friend Tommy
Turner that, "Boy, they must be
in a lot of trouble to have to go to
detention for two days!"
Philip Hall is the Sixth
Grade Student of the Week
.,. T.E.A.M. teacher Lori Price
dhose 11 year old Philip Hall as
the Student of the Week. His fa-
vorite subject in school, is math
and he would like to be a baseball
player when he grows up. He ad-
mires Neil Armstrong very much.
Philip is the son of Patricia and
Jim Hall. He also has three broth-
ers and one sister in the Wewa-
hitchka schools. Philip says this
about himself, "I think I'm smart
and' I am a good person to get.
along with." What a remarkable
thlhg to be, Philip. Philip's favor-
ite book is John Billington Frlend
of Squanto. If he could visit any-
where, it would be the Space Cen-
ter. Philip is a positive student in
- Patsy Whitfield Comes to
Businesswoman Patsy Whit-
field came to the classes of'Sue
McDaniel and, Lori Price and
talked to the students'about how
to start a'business. She spoke of
the risks involved, profit, oppor-
tunity and many other facts. We
appreciate the community getting
involved in,-our school. Thank
Fourth, Grades Visit Juras-
Well, really it is the Junior
Museum in Bay County, but still
it is very well. received by stu-
dents and adults alike. After-
wards, the students lunched on
pizza and Pepsi. Teachers Bill
Carr and Linda Joyce Lawrence
and their students had a great
The RO.T.C. students have
been getting ready for this for sev-
eral days now. As.part of Career
Awareness, the T.E.A.M. classes
went to Port St. Joe to watch the
annual inspection on Tuesday.
Hopefully, some of the boys and
girls will choose the military for a
Surgery on Monday
Coming to work early for once
didn't pay off for teacher Linda
Whitfield. Getting there to do
some extra work, she got a splin-
ter under her fingernail. After a
couple hours of throbbing pain.
Mr. Kelley recommended she go
get it out. After a shot of numbing
medicine, and an attempt with
minute pincers, she finally had to
have part of the nail removed.
The Wewahitchka Medical Center
bandaged the finger and after a
happy face was drawn on it, the
day resumed as usual.
Fall Festival Highlights, Fri-
day, Oct. 28th from 12:00-
The tickets cost 25c each.
Here are some of the highlights:
cake walk, costume contest, tat-
toos, face painting, fish pond,
jewelry engraving, pickup ducks,
bingo, bubble blowing, sun vi-
sors, lollipop pull, balloons, ping
pong throw, dart throw, croquet,
bowling wheel, of fortune, basket-'
ball throw. Everything's a dollar-
pony ride, hay ride and let's not
forget the food...pizza, popcorn,
cotton candy, snow cones, na-
chos, cupcakes, candy apples,
drinks. Also, everyone.is encour-
aged to wear their costume. The
public is invited and encouraged
to come. This is the PTO's biggest
money maker for the year.
Veteran's Day Program on
Friday, November 11th
The third grade is once again
providing the community with a
big Veteran's Day program on Fri-
day, November 11th. The pro-
gram will begin at 10:00 a.m. at
The Port SL Joe Elementary
School Halloween parade and
costume contest Is scheduled for
Saturday, October 29th. Please
meet at the Railroad Building
parking lot on First Street at 9:30
a.m. The parade will begin at
10:00 a.m. First, second, and
third prizes will be awarded in
each of four categories: Pre-K and
kindergarten, first and second
grades, third and fourth grades
and fifth and sixth grades. There
will not be a carnival at the
Our Positive Action "Words
for the Week" are Time and Ener-
gy. Work with your child in set-
ting up a time-management plan.
From the Principal's Desk
By Larry A. Mathes
Athletic prosperity do we know how to handle it? Football,
volleyball, and cross-country all presently are doing well and each
has a chance to make it into their respective playoffs. Football pro-
duced an exciting win Friday ovei Earnest Ward High School, and
now tackles Liberty Co. High School this Friday at Gator Field, 7:30
Sp.m. The Bulldogs are always a tough district opponent let's aim
for a big crowd to spur us to victory
Volleyball district tournament in Wewa Thursday and Friday.
Thursday. the first match starts at 12:00 p.m., and Gators play at
about' 1:15 p.m. Winners move on and play against the first and
' second seeded teams Thursday afternoon, and the winners meet in
the finals Friday at 1:30 p.m. Admission is set by the state at $4.00
(adults and students). The Lady Gators are seeded third and in an
excellent position to win the district
Cross-country district is this Thursday at Jay High School.
Coach Jay-Bidwell's team, both boys and girls have a chance to go
beyond the district. Good Luck!
And the dust hasn't settled yet and basketball players are be-
ginning to stir, and basketball coaches are getting that gleam or is
it glaze in their eyes! ,
It's not all athletics. Students are working hard on academics,
and I must say that concentrating on the academics is much easier
when everyone is winning. It is much easier to generate enthusiasm
in school now than it has been for the last couple of years. A suc-
cessful athletic program does contribute to improved academics, no
matter what some might say to the contrary.
Middle schoolers are planning a "Halloween" dance October
31st, sixth period. There is a charge ($1.00) to help pay for the mu-
sic. It's sponsored by the NHS.
November 8th, the very important general election takes place,
with some local races (i.e. School Board and County Commissioner
races) and area and state races all the way up to Governor and Sen-
ator. I know it's sometimes aggravating, but learn what you can
about the experience of those running -.and then vote for the indi-
vidual, not his or her party, that you think will best represent good
government. But VOTE don't complain VOTE!!
By Linda Whitfield
the WHS football field. We en-
courage all veterans and others to
be our guests. There will be a re-
ception for veterans and guests
afterwards at the WES pavilllion.
Lots of patriotic entertainment
will be the fare of the day.
faith Christian School
byfjacl" e Qjures
S-/The JunIor-Senior High stu-
dents are back from school camp
at the 'Wilds", the book fairs are
over,. the Christmas -cards arid
wrap are being distributed, and
school is back to normal. Grades
four through eight have .begun
work" on their DAR essays. This'
year's subject is "Living In Ameri-
ca in Colonial Days."
Homework is a much dis-
cussed topic in education today.
Faith Christian School has a
unique way of honoring those
who complete their homework.
Students in grades one through
ten who complete all their assign-
ments and have their homework
pads signed by their parents eve-
ry day are put on the list of
. Homework Heroes each six-
week's period. Those who make
the list for all six of the time peri-
ods, the entire school year, have
their names engraved on a plaque
which hangs in the main hallway.
Each day, the students write
their assignments for the next
,day on a special homework pad
and this Is checked by the teach-
er before the student leaves each
day. After completing the assign-
ments, the parents sign the pad
indicating, that the work is done
or explaiiing- why it is not. This
keeps the parents informed and
the student up-to-date with his or
her work. .
Approximately 50% of the
students in grades one through
ten were on the Homework He-,
roes' list for the first six weeks.
Those students who 'completed
the entire 93-94 school year with-
out missing an assignment were
Jennifer Thomas. Katie Geoghag-
;an, Joseph Ard, Justin Golden.
Jacob Thomas and Heather Fox.
Three students have a record of
six or more years of perfect home-
work performance in the past.
They are Shannon Cain, Shanna
Hammock and Chris Robershaw.
These students and their parents
deserve a word of commendation
for responsible perseverance
Port St. Joe
by Julia Six
Halloween is coming soon
and the, middle school is getting
in the "spirit" of things. There will
be a Harvest Festival Dance on
October, 28th. Students are en-:
couraged to dress up. There will
be prizes awarded for the best
This is "Red Ribbon Week"., It
is a time to remember the fight
against drugs. There will be stu-'
dents in the community selling
red ribbons. We are thankful to
the people who buy these and
hang them out in remembrance
of this special week.
The new middle school bus
ramp has been %completed. The '
morning bus schedule is as fol-
First stop -PSJ Elem.
Second stop PSJ High
Third stop PSJ Middle
Parents that bring their kids,
to school are requested to drop
them "off on the north side of the
loading zone. Parents have also
been reminded not to use the en-
trance road from Long Avenue
during the following time periods:
7:45-8:05 a.m., 2:00-2:30 p.m.
There Is free middle school
tutoring for middle schoolers eve-
ry Tuesday for English and every
Thursday for math. This takes
place after school, weekly.
Have a great week until next
home to share with their family.
Halloween Carnival ... Oct.
29th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00
p.m. ElT. Parade starts at 9:45
a.m. at the Highland View Baptist
Church on 4th Street. Great food!
General Mills Is offering
schools 25 for each cereal box
UPC symbol that we turn in.
Please, if you use cereals from
General Mills, cut out the UPC
symbol and turn it inl" Lucky
Charms. Oatmeal Cnsp. Hidden
Treasures, Wheaties. Trix, Total,
Cheerios, are just some of the
brand names which have these
symbols. Ask your neighbors -if
they use these cereals-help sup-
port your school.
Agree upon how much time per
day or per week can be spent
watching television. Start with ex-
iating commitments (school,
sleep, lessons) and then discuss
arid establish a schedule for
worthwhile activities: practice.,
study, reading. play, etc. (At some
grade levels, your child will do
this as an assignment; help and
support this activity when it hap-
ens.)chool Advisory Counc
School Advisory Council
Our School Advisory Council
will meet on Thursday. November
3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the media
Grading Period Ends
The second six weeks grading
period ends on Friday. November
4th. Report cards will be sent
home on Tuesday. November
H Highland View
During kindergarten's study
of letter "E:, students learned
about Egypt. Mrs. Miller, the 11-,
brarian, had traveled to Egypt
She ,shared her experiences and
many pictures of her visit with
her students. Students' were es-
pecially interested in the Mummny.
Amanda Piccola's grandmoth-
er, Miss Gail came one afternoon
to talk to the students about her
visit to Egypt. She brought sever-
al items to share: papyrus paper,
a special paper the Egyptians,
painted with scenes of the life of
Egypt; a small figure of Horus,
who was depicted as a man with
a falcon head, necklaces with
Miss Gall's and Amanda's name
written in hieroglyphics, several
picture albums and magazines
with articles of pyramids, mum-
mies, and the Sphinx. The stu-
dents put together a class picture
book of Egypt. They drew pictures
of life in Egypt. Each student will.
have a chance to take the book
It's back to business at Port
St. Joe High School this week af-
ter a nice four day weekend due
to the Teacher Inservice days
Thursday, and.Friday. Although
some students had to work or
take the ACT Saturday morning
at Bay High. most students took
advantage of this leisure time and
rested all weekend.
Congratulations to the girls'
cross country team for their per-
formance at the Nike Panhandle
Cross Country Championships
22. The first finisher
for PSJ was Ronisu
Bird with a time of
15:22, second Latrika
Quirin,' with 15:23.
third was Kristle
Lowrywith 17:56 and
fourth was Jenny
18:18. Special con-
gratulations to Roni-
su and Jenny who
both set personal
also to the' boys'
cross country team on their per-
formaice in Saturday's Nike Pan-
handle Cross Country Champi-
ons. The team placed third
among the 12 teams, finishing
behind St. Augustine Nease, and
Gulf Breeze. Germain Clark
.placed fifth among the 82 run-
ners with a personal record time.
of 16:49. Germain was the top
sophomore runner in the race.
Gabe Clark placed seventh with a
personal record time of 16:59.
Robble Dixson placed 25th with
17:58. Matt Dixon placed 37th
with 18:44, and Chad Thompson
placed 45th with a personal
record time of 19:15. Jonathan
Stripling placed 50th with 19:34,
Eric Sellers placed 57th with
19:57 and Bryan Simon placed
57th In the JV race with a time of
Friday the cross country
team will .compete-In' a dual meet '
against Wewahltchka at St. Jo-
seph Bay Country Club. The meet
will begin at 4:30. Everyone come
out and support the Sharks at
the last regular season meet.
University will host an Open
House for all interested seniors
on Saturday, October 29, from
10:00-4:00, at their Daytona
Beach campus. There are mail-in
reservation forms in the Guid-
If you are a senior and have a
GPA of 3.5 or higher and are in-
terested in studying
at an International
university, you may
qualify for a scholar-
ship from Schiller
has a campus at Du-
nedin, Florida, and 6o-
cations in five Euro-
pean countries. See
Ms. Witten in the
Guidance Office for
'The University of
the Arts in Philadel-
has notified the'ad-
ministrators of Port St Joe High
that students interested in pursu-
ing an education 'in Design, Fine
Arts, Crafts, Media Arts, Dance,
Music,"Theater Arts,' or Writing,
for Media and Performance, may
be eligible for talent scholarships.
For more information, see Ms.
Witten in the Guidance Office.
Missy Nobles, Kristi Law-
rence, Deann Redmond, Brigette
Godfrey,, and Leslie Faison repre-
sented our school at the South-
ern Association of Student Coun-
cils' Conference in Tampa on
Saturday,. October : 15-17., The
host school, The Academy of the
Holy Names, named Port St.' Joe's
team the most well-received pre-
sentors in the conference based
on evaluation forms completed by
930 delegates from throughout
the southern area. Congratula-
tions girls for your outstanding
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1st UMC Mission Group I
1st UMC Mission Group II
1st UMC Bernard Pridgeon
1st UMC Alpha S.S. Class
1st UMC Men's Group
Michael Cooley Family
Raffield Fisheries Inc.
ist Baptist Women
St. Joe Container
The Big Star,
St. Joe Hardware
Leonard and Mary Belin
Oliver and Laura Taylor
Saveway Food Store
Comforter Funeral Home
Kiwanis Club '
David Rich's IGA '
Mark & Margaret Ellmer Family
Windolfs Home Improvements and
New Bethel AME
NPSJ Young Adult Community Choir
'Mr. and Mrs. William Strang
Mrs. W. O. Cathey, Jr.
Gulf Cty. Correctional Inst.
WMU Long Avenue Baptist
rShark Talk liwnillns
Port St. Joe Elementary School
'PAX .QWAIR flf~nR SW'T-.TnP. 'T TUTHMS AV rr'9 0A*llCra sa n ,j, J-~.OC. 2. 1994
Nine Area Educators Named to
Who's Who Among Teachers List
Lake Forest, IL A select
group of America's teachers are
being honored by their toughest
critics, their former students, in
the third edition of Who's Who
Among America's Teachers, 1994.
'All of the 66,500 teachers be-
ing honored were selected by
their former students who them-
selves are currently listed in
Who's Who Among American High
School Students or The National
Dean's List, publications which
recognize the top 5% of the na:-
tion's high school and college stu-
dents respectively. Paul Krouse,
publisher of Who's Who Among
America's Teachers said, "there is
no greater honor teachers can re-
ceive than to be recognized by for-
mer students for their excellence
and -dedication. In this publica-
tion, we clearly have the best
teachers in America selected by
the best students."
The students were requested
to nominate teachers who "made
a difference in their lives" by help-
ing to shape their values, inspir-
ing interest in a particular sub-
ject and/or challenging them to
strive for excellence. Many of the
students commented about the
enthusiasm and knowledge their
teachers demonstrated in the
classroom, and many praised
their teachers for their ability to
relate to youngsters on a personal
as well as a professional level.
Margelyn Woodham recently
passed the State of Florida's certi-
fled general appraiser examina-
tion. Her certified general license
permits her to appraise residenc-
es over $250,000, small business-
es, and commercial properties
over one million dollars.
Ms. Woodham has ten years
full-time appraisal experience in
Gulf and Franklin County and in
Mexico Beach. She has been a
New Life Christian Center Church ,
Sixth Street (Union Hall Building)
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Johnny Jenkins, Jr. Pastor
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:30 p.m.
(1st and 3rd Sunday Nights)
Wednesday Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
... .. "We AreCovenant People'
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
REV. BILL WHITE, PASTOR
2420 Long Ave.
S- [3 R Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
Sunday School ........... ...........................10 a.m.
Morning Worship..........................................1 a.m.
Sunday Evening ................ ................... 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening....................................7 p.m.
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
ZFirst 7Baptist Churc I.
S1' 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
S Sunday School 9:45 am
Worship 11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
Evening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting.... 7:00 pm
Gary Smith Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
l We Want You To Be
Part of the Friendly Place
BIBLE STUDY 9:45 a.m. EVENING WORSHIP ......7:700 p.m.
MORNING WORSHIP.............11:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH TRAINING ...................5:45p.m.
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue
CHRIS CRIBBS MARK JONES'
Interim Pastor Minister of Music
Sirst Unitedgvetodist Church
111 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church.....................9:00 a.m. CT
Church School .................. 10:00 a.m. CT
Charles M. Parker, Pastor John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 .Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 pam -12 noon CT
*| XConstitution AndMonument
Catchthe ni Potst.joe
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 Ybuth Wednesday..........7:30 p.m.
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Charlotte Henderson
PASTOR YOUTI/ CHOIR DIRECTOR
04~ LO'ADE.P Jesus says, "Come to me, all you who
are weary and burdened, and I will give
you rest.." Matt 11:28 NIV
] ap lB sc ClE ui1ir&cl
Upstairs, First Union Bank Building Monument Ave.
I Sunday Morning Bible Study for all ages 9:00am
Soul Satisfying Worship Service 10:00am
Sunday Afternoon Discipleship Training 5:00pm
S' Informal Sunday Night Service 6:00pm
Tues. Children Choirs 3:30pm, Wed. Prayer Service 6:30pm
One student ,wrote about her
teacher saying, "she made educa-
tion something pleasurable, in-
stead of a dreadful ordeal, by let-
ting me spread my wings and
showing me the best way to fly."
Local educators honored in
Who's Who Among America's
Teachers, 1994 include: Cindy
Smith Belin and Christine Young
designated Senior Residential Ap-
praiser member of the Appraisal,
Institute since 1989. The Apprai-
sal Institute is one of the oldest
and most respected international
appraisal organizations. Its mem-
bers must have a minimum of
three years full-time experience, a
college degree, and must main-
tain a high standard of ethics and
The first Sunday of November
is set aside each year for Home-
coming at Honeyville United
Methodist Church. They will cele-
brate this event on November 6th.
The morning worship services will
begin at 10:00 a.m. CST. They
will have congregational singing,
special music and a time of shar-
ing as well as a Bible message.
Dinner on the grounds will be
served at approximately 12:30
p.m. CST. Please come and let us
fellowship and worship our Lord
together. For further information,
call Rev. LaVelle Enterkin at 904-
to Honor Pastor
The New Life ChrisUtian Cen-
ter will be hosting their pastor,
Rev. Johnny Jenkins', anniver-
sary, Oct. 30th at the church lo-
cated on 6th Street in the union
h Everyone is invited to attend
the services at 7:00 p.m. on Oct.
2Sth; 29th a'nd 30th "at- 11:00
a.m. and 6;30 p.m. A covered-
dish lunch will be served follow-
ing the Sunday 11:00 a.m. ser-
The pastor and members of.
New Bethel A.M.E. Church would
like t Invite you to their Fifth
Sunday Missionary program on
Sunday, October 30th, at the
11:00 a.m. services. The speaker
will be Sarah Riley. Make plans to
attend and worship as Mrs. Riley
speaks on "Missionaries Program-
ming Minds for the Times".
The Overstreet Volunteer Fire
Department will have' its annual
Halloween Party for the commu-
nity on Saturday, October 29th at
7:00 p.m. ET. There will be a cos-
tume contest, games, prizes, lots
of candy,, and a haunted maze.
There will'also be a bonfire for
roasting hot dogs and marshmal-
lows along with other refresh-
ments. Everyone is invited to
come and join the fun.
Williams, Port St. Joe Elemem-
tary School, James Leonard Be-
lin, Gloria Benn Gant, John Vic-
tor Rainwater, III, Martha P.
Sanborn, and Joseph Stanley
Walker, Sr., Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr.
High School, and Patricia Ed-
wards Lowrey and Lewana D. Pat-
terson from Port St. Joe High
St. James' Bazaar Set
Plans are being completed for
the St. James Episcopal Church
Bazaar, Saturday, October 29th
-from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in
the church Parrish Hall. This is
an annual event but the first in
the new church home on Marvin
and Twenty-second Streets.
Veralyn Lewter, 'Crafts and
Christmas Chairperson will have
an interesting variety in, her
booth, an assortment of angels,
reindeer, and puzzles will be
among the Christmas decora-
Louis Taylor will oversee the
Sidewalk Cafe featuring his fa-
mous chili and rice served on the
grounds or available for take-out.
10 a.m. Sundtpy
7 p.m. Wednesday
Vol. Fire Dept.
Highland View Volunteer Fire
Department will start their 'Tur-
key Shoot", Saturday. October
29th, 1:00 6:00 p.m. The
"Shoot" will run through Decem-
ber 17th and will be held each
Saturday and Sunday. There will
be a $2.00 charge per shot. Tur-
keys will be given as they are.
won.: Please go out and give them
Fla. Farm Facts
The Romans began cultivat-
ing oysters more than 2,000
years ago and the passion for
these bivalves continues today.
Worldwide, almost two billion
pounds of oysters are consumed
annually with Americans ingest-
ing -70 million pounds of those,.
Florida's Gulf coast fisheries pro-
duce an average of four million
pounds of oysters annually, rep-
resenting 96 percent of Florida's
To Meet Nov. 8
The VFW Post 10069 Auxil-
iary met on October 10th at 7:30
p.m. with president Shirley Parra-,
more presiding. Refreshments
The Auxiliary members will
meet November 8th at the Post to
plan Thanksgiving activities
which will Include preparing
Thanksgiving food baskets and a
visit to the Nursing Home to
share goodies with the patients.
The Gulf County School
Board's regularly scheduled meet-
ing for November 8th has been
changed to November 10th at
5:00 p.m., ET, due to November
8th being election day.
Alice Kunel and Sara Fite will
be in charge of the bake sale.
A drawing will be held for a
lovely yo-yo bed spread created
under the supervision of Bernice
"Something for everyone" can:
be found and St. James' mem-
bers invite their community
friends and neighbors to attend,
for fun and fellowship.
PAYSI Call 227-1278 to place
yours. $3.50 for first insertion,
$2.00 a week for consecutive runs,
plus 5S per word for all over 20.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
11 a.m. Sunday .
Minister: Tom Skipper 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue .
Full Gospel Fellowship
PETE WANCHIK, PASTOR
Office: 227-2033 103 Garrison Avenue Home: 229-9033
Sunday ........ .................. 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Home Fellowship ........................................ 730 p.m.
Thursday Bible Study. :..................... 7:00 p.m.
: Highland View
United Methodist Church
Corner of 4th St. & Parker Ave.
.1 Lynwood R. Wynne, Pastor
Sunday School.................. ................................... 10 a.m .
Morning Worship 1'1 a.m.
Evening Worship 6 p.m.
St. Joe Assembly of god
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
t Come andW.ceive Gods 'Blessings t
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
++ -+ i7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (El)
X+ Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (C)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
823 N. 15th Street
Sun. Bible Study (all ages)..................9:00 CST
Morning Worship................ 10:00 CST
Evening Worship.............................6:30 CST
Wed. Bible Study (all ages)...............6:30 CST
Rev. Tommy Doss, Pastor
Pine Street Overstreet Phone 648-8;144
Bro. Harold J. McClelland, Jr., W.L. Remain,
Pastor Pastor Emeritus
Sunday School ........ 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship........................................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ................ 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening .7:00 p.m.
SIL ^ I FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
SUNDAY WORSHIP.... ............ 10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL............................... 11 a.m.
U OS ,' *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor
TH SA. OT T JE 1-i 1-U~IAY U TZ .IW- VRl J
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, OCT. 27. 1994
_ ATOMTIV O^r3: -I^^ OHETI FT I
Buying & Selling
A fun, unintimidating'
collection of collectables
.as well as rare and
unusual antiques. Nearly
every category is
presented with books,
glass, pottery, paintings,
rugs, jewelry; furniture,
architectural items, and
much, much more.
HOURS: 10:30 5:30
7018 Hwy. 98
-Beacon Hill, FL
Big pink house with greenhouse
I mile east of the time change.
82 Commerce St.
Preview- 6-7 p.m.
Auction starts 7 p.m.
Co 'Wade and Paula Cfarf,
Bus. Uc. ABO00 1239
Auc. Uc. BAU0001737
Auc. Lie. NAU0001743
-- IT 10720
"74 Mercury Comet with new
front end and battery, needs radiator,
$550. 14 ft. wood/fiberglass boat, w/
trailer, $300. 227-1289. ,2tp 10/27
'92 BUICK REGAL. Custom 4 dr.,
pw, pl, 6 cyl., cruise, tilt, 1 owner.
229-6961. Itc 10/27
1986 Nissan King cab 4x4,
$2,200. Call 827-2970. Itc 10/27
1974 VW bug, runs good, looks
good. $1,200 obo. 227-3419.
'93 EAGLE VISION~i TSI leather
seats, pw, pl, cruise, Infinity sound
system, 6 cyl., tilt. 229-6961.,
1979 Ford 'Custom 100 truck,
289 V-8, 4 spd, new tires, new motor,
*less than 30,000 miles, runs great.
$1,200 obo. 647-3497 after 6 p.m.
'94 CHEVY LUMINA EURO, pw,
pie cruise, tilt, 10,000 miles, 229-
6961. Itc 10/27
1984 V-6 Ford Ranger, auto
trans., good condition. Call 827-8696.
'88 Mazda 626LX 5 spd, power
sunroof, brakes, windows &' locks,
tinted windows, tilt steering, recent
tires, cruise control, runs great.
$3,000 obo. 647-3497 after 6 p.m.
CASH NOW BUYING
Used Cars and Trucks. Local and
out-of-state vehicles. Two locations to
serve you. Mayhann Motor. Port St.
Joe. 229-6584. Mavhann Used Cars,
Wanted to Buy: Used 5 6 ft.
heavy-duty disk for tractor. Also look-
ing for 25+ plus h.p. tractor in good
shape. Call 229-6343 after 6:00 or
229-8997 7:30 5:30. tfc 10/20
Wanted: Mature woman to baby-
sit two year -old part time in our
home. Some overnight and weekends
and occasional trips. 647-8313.
S 2c 10/27
'87 17'7" Sling Shot bass boat, 2
depth finders, '91 Mecury 150 hp
XR4. Many extras, $7,000. Call 227-
1568 after 5 p.m. 4tc 10/27
1978 20 hp Mercury, outboard
,electric start w/new wiring, harness
& electric components, $700. 639-
5150. 2tc 10/20
1991 Rivercraft boat, '92 60 hp
motor, no hours on motor. Take up
payments at St. Joe Papermakers
FCU. 229-6580. 2tp 10/20
STEVE'S OUTBOARD SERVICE,
White City, anytime, 827-2902.
,2 bdrm., 2 ba., bayfront w/dock
on Cape San Blas.$650 month. Avail-
able for six months. Call Tom Todd
Realty, Inc. 229-1501. Itc 10/27
OMerstreet area: 3 bdrm., 1 ba.
home, Ig. yard, storage bldg., close to
Intracoastal Waterway. $425 month.
plus utilities. Call Rosaso Realty, 227-
1774. tfc 10/27
For rent or lease: one bdrm.
apartment furnished, no pets, no chil-
dren, very reasonable for, more infor-
mation, call 647-8059. ltc 10/27
2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 400' off
Gulf. $475 month. Deposit required.
647-3461 evenings. tfc 10/27
Nice 2 bd. 14' wide furnished mo-
bile home located at Beacon Hill. No
pets. Must have references. $300
monthly, $200 damage deposit. 648-
5162 after 5 p.m. 2tc 10/27
Furnished trailer, one. bedroom,
sleeper sofa, microwave, washer.
Completely remodeled & 'painted.
648-5033. 2tc 10/27
One bedroom apartment, reason-
able. Call 647-3402. 3tc 10/20
For Rent or Sale: Business or
house on Hwy. 98. 41st SL. Mexico
Beach. 648-3090. 4tp 10/20
For rent in Wewa: 3 bedroom; 2
bath remodeled home. $475 month
plus security deposit. 639-2454. -- -
Apartment for .rent on Mexico
Beach, ocean view, spacious, 2 bdrm.,
1 ba., washer/dryer hookup, cable,
water & garbage pickup included. No
pets, $500 month. 648-5903. tfe 9/29
12'x40' furnished trailer. Call
648-5306. tfc 10/6
Beachfront, Beacon Hill, one
bdrm., 1 1/2 ba., furnished town-
house, $525 month. Call Parker Real-
ty at Mexico Beach, 648-5777.,
2 bedroom unfurnished trailer at
St. Joe Beach. 647-5327. tfc 10/6
The Phantry Hotel, Rooms Pri-
vate baths or dormitory style. Daily or
weekly rates. 302 Reid Ave. Port St.
Joe, 229-9000. tfc 10/6
Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tap-
per Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable
housing for the -elderly and the
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, en-
ergy efficient const., handicapped
equipped apts., available. Stove & re-
frig. 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-
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
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 cen. h&a, ener-
gv saving appliances, patios & outside
storage. For hearing impaired call
(904) 472-3952. Equal Housing Op-
portunity. tfc 10/6
No need for wet carpets. Dry
clean them with HOST. Use rooms
right away. Rent machine. St. Joe
Furniture, 227-1251 thru 12/94
DOWNTOWN PORT ST. JOE
Central heat/air. 2 bdrm., I
ba., stove, refrig., $295 month
plus utilities. 227-5443
One month deposit &
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & re-
frig., cen. h&a, screen porch, car-
port & laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove
'& refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba.., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
Small 2 bdrm. home. auto. heat &
air. washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apartment, washer/
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
Warehouses, small and large.
some with office. suitable for small
business. 229-6200. tfc 10/6
Two bedroom fur-
nished apartment, $325
per month. Call George
Duren at 229-8398.
106 Second Ave., Oak Grove.
Lots of misc. items. Friday Saturday
8 -5. 2tp 10/20
Yard Sale: Saturday, October 29,
at 8:00 a.m. 1612 Long Ave.
Yard Sale: Oct. 29th, 7 a.m. 2
p.m. 230 Canal St., St. Joe Beach.
Clothes, furniture. knick knacks.
Christmas decorations. Itp 10/27
Yard Sale: Qct. 29, 207 Arkansas
Dr.. Mexico Beach, 8th St. to stop
sign. turn left next street Is Arkansas.
Also signs. Household items. knick
knacks. jewelry, small dolls. BB rifle.
plants, banana trees and rain trees.
Boy's and girl's bicycles 26" in good
shape and good price. Fishing rods
and reels.' tools. garden tools; chairs,
etc. Rain or shine.
Large Two family yard sale. 120.
Pine. Mexico Beach. Saturday. Oct.
29th. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 CST. Little bit
of everything. Toilet stool to glass-
ware. new crafts to faucets.
Two family yard and craft sale.
Oct. 29th, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Joe
Ave., White City. Nice coats, sm. ap-
pliances. clothes, some children's
things, much more. Itp 10/27
Multi-family yard sale: Friday,
Oct. 28, 9-4 CST and Sat., Oct. 29 9-
2 CST. Shocks, kitchen T.V., drapes,
bedding, Nordic track, plants, cloth-
ing, knick knacks, and too much
more to mention. 200 Virginia Dr., be-
tween 7th & 8th SL, comer of Florida
Ave., Mexico Beach. Itp 10/27
Garage Sale: Saturday, Oct. 29,
7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 301 15th St.
Yard Sale: Saturday, Oct. 29,. 8
a.m. 1 p.m. Furniture, odds and
ends, baby stuff. It 10/27
Garage Sale: Second & Hwy. 98,
Mexico Beach. 9 CST. Oct. 29 and
30. Lots of nice household items. Out-
door Christmas decorations, lots of
large man's slacks, like new.
Garage Sale: Sat., Oct. 29, 8-1,
125 Westcott Circle, boys' clothes, 6
mos.-18 mos., boys shoes 3-5. Men's
& ladles' clothes & shoes, tools,
doors, woodwork and lots more..
S,. Itp 10/27
Garage Sale: Saturday, Oct 29,
127 Westcott Circle, 3 families, adult
and children clothes, toys, household
Items. Itp 10/27
Moving Sale: Saturday, Oct. 29, 405
Plantation Drive. Multi-family. -House-
wares, furniture, clothes, misc., 8:00
a.m. until No early sales!
106 2nd Ave., Oak Grove, PSJ
HOURS: Tues. Sat. 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
Children & Baby Items, New & used
MISC. ITEMS, Tools, crafts
S Mature young lady going to
school Tuesday and Thursday looking
for work inside or out. Anything with
a smile. Call Nancy 229-8230. ,
House Cleaning, good referenc-
es, excellent rates. 229-6505. Please
no calls after 9:00 p.m.. 2tp 10/27
Lisa Given has, two child care
slots open, 7-7 M-F. For more Infor-
mation call 227-1467. tfc 10/20
Surfside Serenity Group, 1st
United Methodist Church, 22nd St.,
Mexico Beach. Monday 7:30; Friday
- 7:30. All times central. 647-8054.
THE FASHION EXCHANGE
220 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe
New & Usaed Clothing for the Entire
Family. Accessories and Misc. Items.
Hours 10 .am. 6 p.m. Wed. 10 a.m.
-1 p.m. Closed Sunday ftc io/
STUTZMAN CONST. CO.
30 years experience
Lic. #RB0030039, RC 0038936
"Where Quality Is Higher
CERAMIC TILE WORK
Floors or walls.
New or remodel.
24 years experience.
Pete, 229-9033 tic oo/6
COSTING INSURANCE AGENCY
All Forms of Insurance
z: 322 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday. 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 4:00 p.m. &
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
. Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church.' PSIJ
Sunday meetings at Big Barn
Cuts, Color, Frosting, Perms
Betty's Beauty Salon
"A Family Saloh"
311 Madison St. Betty Heath
Oak Grove Owner/Mgr.,
FAYE'S NAIL SALON ,
C TOTAL NAIL CARE M ''lb
Certified N1il Technician '
1905 Long Ave., PortSt Joe ---
Call for Appt. .
CATHERINE L. COLLIER
Independent. Sales Representative
211 Allen Memoral Way Port St. Joe
Let us do the caring while you're away
IN HOME SERIVCE LOW AS $8.00 A DAY
Serving Port St. Joe & Surrounding Areas (904) 229-1065
LIC # RF0051042
FREE ESTIMATES RG 0051008
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821
SLisa Given has two child care
slots open, 7-7 M-F. For more infor-
mation call 227-1467. tfe 10/20
VCR & Camcorder
Mon.-Fri ....... 10-5
Saturday ............. 9-1
321 Reid Avenue
2nd & 4th
We Buy, Pawn, Sell or Trade
Indian Swamp CampgroundL
Hwy, C-387, Howard Creek
& Income Tax
Wauneta Brewer- St. Joe Beach
5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112
St. Joe Rental-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Port St. Joe 227-2112
COUNSELING FOR CHILDREN,
ADOLESCENTS, AND ADULTS
Barbara K. Miner,, LCSW, ACSW
Uc. 'Clnilcal Social Worker, license #SW0002721
518-A First St. 'Evenings & Sat. by Appt.
Port St. Joe, FL (904) 229-1018
C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work,-dozer work, root
rdke, front-end loader, lot clearing.
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt,
Rt. 2, Box AlC, Port St. Joe
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
A Gift Shop for
CHILDREN of all Ages
Books Toys etc.
My Very Own Book
528 6th St. Phone 227-1636
MOWING RAKING WEEDING
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach & Port St. Joe
"I Will Work for YOUV
Mexico Beach, FL *
Lic. 45455 tp 9/29
LAWN & GARDEN
Small Engine Repair
Weed Eaters \-
'* Generators .
328 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
Port St. Joe Lodge No. 11
cJ Reg. Stated Communication
stand 3rd Thursday of each
month, 8:00 p.m., Masonic Hall,
2-14 Reid Ave.
Jim Mannon, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.
Free Estimates for
Top Quality Sod
BARBEE SOD COMPANY.
JOHN F. LAW
29 Years Experience
NO RECOVERY***NO FEE
7229 Deerhaven Road, P.C.oe 10/6
T.L.C. Lawn Service
All Types of Yard Work
MOWING, RAKING, TRIMMING,
WEEDING, CLEAN OUTS
AND ROOF SWEEPING.
REASONABLE MONTHLY OR-
SEASONAL RATES AVAILABLE.
BOB'S PAINT &
29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks Body
& Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
See or Call BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
UC. ER0013168 INSURED
W Weather Tight
C Licensed & Insured
Kevin O'Neill, Owner 229-8635
SSt. Joe Rent-All, Inc. ,
Small Engine Repairs
FactOry Warranty Center
p"1 Tillers l
706 1st St.-St. Joe
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 &
No Job Too Big ....
.... Or Too Small
FREE ESTIMATES -
Licensed & Insured 904/639-5368
Pd. thru 12/
Administrative Assistant posi-
tion available at local health care
company. Word processing and or-
ganizational skills a must. Call 227-
121 for application and interview.
'Real estate office person, licensed
desired but not required. Full time,
male or female. Rosasco Realty, 227-
1774. tfc 10/27
DEBIT INSURANCE, ROUTE
SALES, full benefits package. Salary
to start. Call Mr. Blanchett forap-
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will accept applica-
tions from interested individuals for
the position of Water Systems Clerk.
Minimum education requirement is a
high school diploma or equivalent.
'Duties will include but not be
limited to: Typing, filing, record keep-
ing, answering phone, working direct-
ly with public. Applicant must pos-
sess excellent written and oral
communication skills, record keeping
ability, computer skills and must be
able to work cooperative with the pub-
All applicants will be scheduled
for testing through Job Service. Appli-
cations can be picked up from the
Job and. Benefits Center M-F, 8:00
a.m. 5:00 p.nr. E.D.T., Applications
must be returned to Job and Benefits
Center no later than 5:00 PM ET on
November 4, 1994. Gulf County en-
forces a Drug-Free Workplace Policy.
and and is an Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action Employer.
/s/ Michael L.tHammond, Chairman
Attest: Benny C. Lister, Clerk
SECRETARY, Gulf County Sher-
iffs Office. Must have good secretari-
al -and organizational skills. Experi-
ence with ,computer preferred.
Applicants must be willing to be test-
ing for secretarial skills. Salary based
on qualification and experience. Send
resumes to: Sheriff James F.. Coats,
P.O. Box 970; Port St. Joe; FL 32456.
Q.D.D.P. Liberty Intermediate
Care Facility in Bristol has an open-
ing qualified developmental disabili-
ties professional. .Qualifications a
four year degree in a human services
field and. one year experience working
with the developmentally disabled.
Excellent salary and benefits. Drug
free work place. Call (904) 643-2256
and ask for administrator. -
TEXAS REFINERY CORP. needs
mature person now in PORT ST. JOE
area. Regardless of experience, write
W.-A .H-pkins, Hox 711, Ft."W6itth,
TX 76,101. 4tc 10/27
Active, adventurous, articulate
female with \alid drivers' license to
drive for older gentleman. Send hand
written reply to:. 400 Jeffrey Dr., Apt.
300-8, Port St. Joe, FL
Due to shutdown we have lost
some help. Versatile person with ex-
cellent mechanical ability to work in
Port St. Joe over 40 hours available.
Pat, 912-432-9316. tfc 10/6
Part-time people for some eve-
ning and weekend work in Port St.
Joe, 912-432-9316. tfc 10/6
Tyree's Restaurant now hiring ex-,
perienced night cook. Apply within.
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. Gulf County School
Board is an equal opportunity em-
ployer. ,tfc 9/15
RN's and LPN's day or night shift.
available. Apply in person, Bay St. Jo-
seph Care Center, 220 9th St., Port
St. Joe. tfc 10/6
CNA's needed for all shifts. Train-
ing available. Apply in person at Bay
St. Joseph Care Center, 220 Ninth
St., Port St. Joe. tfc 10/6
POSTAL JOBS. Applicants for
clerks, sorters, carriers, starting rate
$12.65/hr. plus benefits. For com-
plete hiring information, you must call
1-219-736-4715, ext. P-2334, 9 a.m.
to 9 p.m. 7 days. 3tp 10/20
Hide-a-bed sofa, $100. 250. ft. 2.5"
rope, nylon, $1.00 ft. Will cut, 647-
5665. Itp 10/27
18.6 cu. ft. Magic Chef, frost free re-
frigerator, white, used less than 1
year. $450. KeAmore gas clothes dry-
er, $150. 227-3419. ltp 10/27
One three-piece 'country style living
room suite, oak, $100. 229-6900.
Regal automatic 4-12 cup coffee mak-
er (new) $10. Stainless automatic skil-
let, liquid core, $20. 647-8822 after
5:00 p.m. ltp 10/27
Bedroom suite, f/q headboard and
footboard, triple dresser and hutch
mirror, and armoire type chest of
drawers. $450. 227-3419. Itp 10/27
New washer/dryer, 2 months old,
Whirlpool heavy duty, $600. 647-
3653. 2tc 10/20
FREE: Eight lesson Bible study.
Postage and envelope supplied.
Send request to Bible Study, P. 0.
Box 758, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Port St. Joe Western Auto now honor-
ing Panama City Western Auto Co.
store advertised tire; sale prices. Com-
puterized WHEEL ALIGNMENT. Sears
Card. now. at Port St. Joe Western
Auto. Discover TOO! 227-1105.
Port St. Joe Western Auto now hon-
oring entire Panama City Western
Auto company store advertised sale
prices. 227-1105, 219 Reid Ave.
Western Auto Special. Computer spin
balance 4 tires and tire rotation.,
$19.95. 227-1105. "tfc 10/6
Dining room table with six chairs, 3
extensions. $400 obo. Tonya Strange,
227-1422 work or after 5:00, 639-
5518. Itc 10/20
Craftsman tools and Die Hard bat-
teries are available now at Western
Auto Store, 219 Reid Ave. 227-1105.
Dalmation pups, AKC, shots and
wormed, ready now, $100 each. 229-
6583. ltc 10/27
Nine month old black lab, free to good
home. Call 229-6155 after 6 .p.m.
HAPPY JACK MEDICINE: Promotes
healing & hair growth to any mange,
hot spot, or fungus on dogs & horses
without steroids. Available O-T-C at
BARFIELD'S.LAWN & GARDEN, 229-
2727. 4tc 10/20
If discount store dry dogfoods don't
provide the stamina your dog needs,
ask BARFIELD LAWN & GARDEN,
229-2727 about HAPPY JACK PRO-
BRED MEAT RATIoN enriched formu-
la. SOY FREE, NO BHT or ethox-
quins. 12tc 9/29
HAPPY JACK HI-ENERGY DOG
FOOD:. Specifically formulated for
hunting dogs, field competitions, and
growing pups. BARFIELD LAWN &
GARDEN, 229-2727. 10tc 9/22
UKC rat terrier pups, $125 and tree-
ing feist, $150. Call 648-5306.
312 Madison, 3 bdrm., 1 ba.,.
Florida rm., ch/a, vinyl siding, fire-
place, fenced. close to schools.
$52,00b. 227-1289. 2tp 10/27
' Dead Lakes, 2 lots for sale call-
David at. 647-8339. If no answer,
leave message. 2tc 10/20
6 lots in White City on Third St.,
$12,000 negotiable. 904-871-3834 or
904-763-3918. 8tp 10/6
Business for Sale: Phantry
Building and extra lot. Income pro-
ducing. Three business units down-
stairs and a manager's .apartment,
Four hotel rooms w/full baths up-
stairs. 24 climate-controlled mini-
storage units upstairs and down. Best
location in town for detail outlets. Call
1-800-800-9894. tife 10/6
Nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick
home in White City. No money down.
Must qualify to assume $54,500
mortgage. 229-8151. 4tp 10/13
Nice well kept home, 3 bedroom,
1 bath with double carport & utility
bldg. on 2 Ig. lots. 1/2 block off of
Hwy. 98. Can be seen at 305 Parker
Ave., Highland View. Call 227-1311 or
227-3492. tfc 10/6
For Sale by Owner: 1.4-acres at
Simmons Bayou, close to golf cours-
es, town and beaches. Call 229-2708,
after 5 p.m. tfc 10/6
14'x70' Fleetwood mobile home
with lot, new cen. ac, 1/2 mile from
Lands Landing. Quiet neighborhood,
paved roads, $24,500. 904-227-1313.
For sale by owner: Brick 3 BR, 2
ba. 2,150 sq. ft. living space, 1.5
acres, Whispering Pines In Wewa. As-
sumable loan to qualified buyer. By
appt. 639-2193. t tfe 10/6
3 bdrm., 1: ba. home. Ceiling
fans, new carpet, wallpaper, cen. air
cond., stor. shed & more. Friendly,
quiet neighborhood, Westcott Circle.
$58,000. 904-227-1313. tfc 10/6
A MUST SEE, 301 20th St. Large
4 bedroom, 3 bath house on large cor-
ner lot, c/h&a, double garage and
carport. Deck, 4,000 sq. ft. under
roof, abundant storage throughout.
For appt. call 229-8076 or 784-7841.
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION THE
GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County School
Board proposes to amend and adopt policies, as
provided for in the Administrative Procedures Act
for the purpose of bringing said policies into com-
pliance with Florida Statutes and State Board of
Summary: The following is a brief description of
each proposal change.
Pupil Progression Plan
Economic Impact: These proposals will result In
no direct costs associated with implementation.
IF REQUESTED, A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT:
Time: 5:00 p.m., EST
Date: Thursday, November 10. 1994
Place: Board Room, Gulf County School Board
502 Niles Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
The entire text of the proposed rules can be in-
spected during regular office hours at the Gulf
County School Board Office, 502 Niles Road, Port
St. Joe. FL.
Special legal authority under which the adoption is
authorized and the law being Implemented and in-
terpreted are made specific. -
The addition and changes are proposed by David
BIdwell, Office of Instructional Services and ap-
proved for consideration by B. Walter Wilder, Su-
Pupil Progression Plan
Community Services Component for Academic
ESE Special Diploma
Requirements for Graduation
Publish: October 20 and 27,. 1994
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9495-01
The Gulf County Board of County Commils-
sioners of Gulf County. Florida, will receive sealed
bids from any person, company, or corporation in-
terested in selling to Gulf County the following:
10 each. Voice pagers, two tone se-
quential, GE tone 3 encoder compati-
ble, water repellant, UHF (460.500
MHz) compatible, with red housing,
drop-In charger, nli-cad rechargeable
battery and 5 year extended mainte-
Delivery Date must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver
unit on specified date will be set at $25.00 per
Please indicate on envelope that this Is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and what the bid
Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m., EST,
Tuesday, November 8, 1994, at the office of the
Clerk of Court, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000
Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The
Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/ Michael L. Hammond, Chairman
/s/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk of Court
Publish: October 20 and 27. 1994
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf
County Board of County Commissioners proposes
to adopt an ordinance amending the Gulf County
Beach Driving Ordinance. The title of said ordl-
nance being as follows: '
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE GULF
COUNTY BEACH DRIVING AND ACCESS
ORDINANCE; AMENDING THE DEFINI-
TION OF "VEHICLE" IN SECTION 2.A. OF
ORDINANCE NOS. 84-3, 87-3, AND 89-5;
INCORPORATING THE NEW DEFINITION
BY REFERENCE IN ORDINANCE NOS. 88-
05, 90-10, 90-14, AND 92-07; AND PRO-
VIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Notice is hereby given of the intent to adopt
this ordinance at a meeting of the Gulf County
Commissioners at the County Commissioners'
Meeting Room of the Gulf County complex, 1000
Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida, on November 22.
1994. at 6:00 p.m. E.S.T. and to have a first dis-
cussion of the ordinance at Its regular meeting on
November 8, 1994 beginning at 9:00 a.m. E.S.T.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/ Michael L. Hammond, Chairman
Attest /s/Benny C. Liter, Clerk
Publish: October 27 and Nov. 3, 1994
NOTICE OF SCHOOL BOARD
MEETING DATE CHANGE
The Gulf County School Board's regularly
scheduled meeting for November 8, 1994, has
been changed to November 10, 1994, at 5:00 p.m.,
ET, due to November 8th being election day.
Publish October 27th and November 3rd, 1994
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gulf
SCounty Board of County Commissionem' proposes
to adopt an ordinance amending the Gulf County
Solid Waste Ordinance. The title of said ordinance
being as follows-
AN ORDINANCE ACKNOWLEDGING
AND ESTABLISHING A $2.50 SUR-
CHARGE ON MONTHLY BILLS FOR
ALL CLASS m SOLID WASTE AND
CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION
DEBRIS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN
Notice is hereby given of the Intent to adopt
this ordinance at a meeting of the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners at the County
Commissioners' meeting room of the Gulf County
complex, 1000 5th St., Port St. Joe, FL, on Novem-
ber 22, 1994, at 6:00 p.m., E.S.T., and to have a
first discussion of the ordinance at Its regular
meeting on November 8, 1994 beginning at 9:00
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS"
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
S/s/Michael L. Hammond
Attesb/s/Benny C. Lister, Clerk
Publish: Oct. 27th and Nov. 3rd, 1994
Owner financing. High and dry, 5
acre homesite, 240 ft. well, septic,
workshop, 1 1/2 mile N. Dead Lakes
Pk, 647-3581. tfc 10/6
Half acre lots for sale, Hwy. 386,
Overstreet, Creekview Subd., $500
down. $96.48 per month, 120
months. Call and leave message. 229-
6031. tfc 10/6
1029 McClellan Ave., PSJ, for
Sale by Owner: Completely remod-
eled. 3 bdrm. (1 sm., 1 bath, Fla. rm.,
new roof, carpet, cen. ac/h, wiring,
plumbing, etc. Well w/auto. sprinkler
system, fenced in backyard, reduced
to $54,000 obo. By appt. only. 229-
6861. tfc 10/6
1/2 acre lot with septic tank,
$9,500. Overstreet Road. Owner fi-
nancing, 227-2020, ask for Billy.
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery
Road, 1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9
miles south of Wewa. Owner financ-
ing. Call 229-6961. tfc 10/6
Fantasy Properties, Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478 REALTO
NEW LISTINGS REALTORP
Beacon Hill Burch Street -Nice lot with septic tank
near Beacon Light on hill across the street from the
Several 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath furnished town houses
available for long term rental.
JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor
"Project Graduation '95"
presents the special event fund
raiser of the year a 1968 cus-
tom Firebird. Only 500 tickets
will be sold for a donation of
$20.00 per ticket. November 11th
- half time of the Homecoming
game will be the day some
lucky person drives this scar
home. Tickets may be purchased
from any senior parent.
PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM
The above noted public water system has
been cited by the Department of Environmental
Protection for violation of sampling requirements
for coliform bacteria. All community public water
systems are required to submit the results of anal-
yses for coliform bacteria monthly. An insufficient
number of distribution samples was submitted for
the month of September, 1994.
The United States Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) sets drinking water standards and
monitoring/reporting requirements to determine
the presence of microbiological contaminants. The
presence of total coliform is a possible health con-
cern. Total coliforms are common in the ei)viron-
-ment and are generally, not harmful themselves.
The presence of these bacteria, however, generally
is a result of a problem with water treatment or
the pipes which distribute the water, and Indicates
that the water may be contaminated with organ-
isms that can cause disease. Disease symptoms
may include diarrhea, cramps, nausea, and possi-
bly jaundice, and fatigue. These symptoms, howev-
er, are not Just associated with disease-causing or-
ganisms In drinking water, but also may be
caused by a number of factors' bother than your
drinking water. Drinking water which is treated to
meet EPA requirements should be considered safe.
Monitoring/reporting is performed to assure that
the drinking water from a public water system
meets EPA requirements.
Any questions or concerns about this notice
should be directed to Mr. Scott Grubbs at the De-
partment of Environmental Protection, Pensacola.
Florida (904) 444-8300.
This notice Is being distributed in accor-
dance with Florida Administrative code Rule 62-
Publish: October 27th, 1994
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Wewa-
hitchka Board of City Commissioners, at their reg-
ular meetings on November 7, 1994, at 6:30 p.m.
(Central Time), and November 14. 1994, at 6:30
p.m. (Central Time) at City Hall In Wewahitchka,
Florida, will consider the final adoption of an ordi-
nance with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE CLARIFYING, THE RE-
QUIREMENT, FOR SERVICE AT SPECIFIC ,
LOCATIONS; PROVIDING FOR CON-
FLICTS; PROVIDING FOR' SEVERANCE
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
ATIEST: /s/ Tweda McGlon, Clerk
BOARD OF CITY COMMISSIONERS,
By: /s/ Ray Dickens, Mayor
Publish: October 27 and Nov. 3, 1994
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flee space, currently occupied by the County
Judge. jo the Supervisor of Eections. Commission-
er Traylor seconded the motion discussion. Com-
missioner TrIaylor stated that as a form of courte-
sy, the newly elected County Judge should be
consulted. Commissioner Traylor withdrew his sec-
ond. Commissioner Hammond seconded the mo-
tion. Commissioner Hammond stated that this had
been his position'from the beginning that all Judi-
cial activities should be held on the second floor of
the Cpurthouse. After discussion the motion
passed with Commissioners Peters, Armstrong and
Hammond voting yes and Chairmanm Yeager and
Commissioner Traylor voting no. It was requested
that Commissioner Hammond contact the County
Judge of the Board's action.
OULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE. ROOF CON-
Commissioner Peters inquired about any problems
with roof leaks In the Gulf County Courthouse.
Planning/Building Director Butler stated that all
leaks had been checked and that everything ap-
peared to be all right with the roof.
The Board requested 'that after the next heavy
rain. the subcontractor walk through the entire
Courthouse with Mr. Butler.
MEMO (ASPHALT) BOARD POLICY
Commissioner Peters motioned to adopt the follow-
ing memorandum Issued by him, as part of the
Board's policy. Commissioner Armstrong seconded
the motion and the motion passed unanimously.
"Due to the fact that the Board of County Com-
missioners had some problems with scrap as-
phalt/aggregate asphalt given to the County, and
placed on private property and that I was told by a
supervisor that I had to notify C.W. Robert Con-
tractors for some of the material that was already
given to the County. I would like to add to the
County policy that all scrap asphalt/afggregate and
stabilizer material be placed on County property
when given to the County, unless otherwise agreed
upon by the Board."
TRAVEL FUNDS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Pursuant to F.S. 145.121, Commissioner Peters
motioned as part of the Board's policy, that an ad-
ditional allowance of $50.00 be allocated to the
Chairman for travel and expenses, effective Octo-
ber 1, 1994. Commissioner Armstrong seconded
the motion. The motion passed with Commissioner
Peters. Armstrong, and Hammond .voting yes and
Chairman Yeager and Commissioner Traylor vot-
INVENTORY VALUE OF INVENTORY ITEMS
Commissioner Hammond motioned to rescind his
motion from the regular meeting held on Septem-
ber 13. 1994 and add the following: Only items
over $500.00 will be maintained on the County's
inventory, effective October 1, ,1994. Commissioner
Armstrong seconded the motion and the motion '
INVOICE SOUTHEASTERN MECHANICAL /
DISTRICT m RECREATION FUNDS
Commissioner Hammond motioned to pay an in-
voice from Southeastern Mechanical in the,
amount of $2.000.00 for the dugout at the White
City Ball Park and for payment to be made from
his recreation funds. Commissioner Peters second-
ed the motion and the motion passed unanimous-
COURTHOUSE MAINTENANCE / BUDGET
Commissioner Hammond motioned to reduce the
General Fund' Reserve for Contingencies,
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$2,000.00 and increase Courthouse Maintenance
$2.000.00. Commissioner Peters seconded the mo-
tion and the motion passed unanimously.
PARKS COMMITTEE LETTER TO DEPART-
MENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Parks Committee Chairman Wayne Childers re-
quested a letter from the Board requesting a traffic
survey from the Department of Transportation.
The Board requested Administrator Wells write the
HIGHLAND VIEW BOAT RAMP
Parks Committee Chairman Chllders stated that
he would meet with County Engineer Rish to dis-
cuss the Highland View Boat Ramp.
HISTORICAL MAP / BUDGET AMENDMENT
Commissioner Hammond motioned to reduce the
General Fund Reserve for Contingencies $500.00
and increase Other Current Charges and obliga-
tions to pay for a map (to replace a map destroyed
by water damage) to the Historical Society. Com-
missioner Peters seconded the motion the motion
WHITE CITY PARK WATER BILL
Commissioner Hammond motioned to pay a water
bill for the White City Park in the amount of
$235.63 from Other Current Charges and Obliga-
tions. Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion
and the motion phased unanimously.
DALKEITH FIRE DEPARTMENT LIGHT
Upon motion by Commissioner Armstrong, second
by Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to install a yard light outside of
the ialkeith Fire Department Building.
INVOICE WARD CUSTOM HOME/ DISTRICT V
Upon motion be Commissioner Hammond, second
by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board agreed to pay an invoice from Ward Custom
Home's In the amount of $4,200.00 for a 20' x 20'
shelter for the 10th Street Park, contingent upon
'Planning/Building Director Butler signing off on
the invoice. It was noted that this would be paid
from recreation funds.
MOSQUITO CONTROL INVENTORY TRANSFER
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor. second by
Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous vote the
Board agreed to transfer and remove several items
from the Mosquito Control Department's Invento-
MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT CLASSIFICA-
TION CHANGES I
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to make thethe following classifica-
tion changes: Raymond Harper Maintenance 1
and George LeMols Maintenance II. effective Sep-
tember 28., 1994. '
SALARY INCREASE GLORIA RAMSEY
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote, the
Board agreed to increase Gloria Ramsey's hourly
wage $.50. effective October 1. 1994.
TOWER CONTRACT AGREEMENT BETWEEN
GULF COUNTY AND SABER COMMUNICATIONS
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the contract between Gulf
County and Saber Communications for rental of
the radio tower located'at 1000 5th St. Port St.
Joe. FL effective October 1, 1994 through October
1, 1995 at a monthly rate of $330.00.
SALARY INCREASE JOE BEARDEN
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond, second
by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board agreed to give'Maintenance Superintendent
Joe Bearden a 3% salary increase, effective Sep-
tember 28, 1994.
There being no further business, and upon motion
by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner
Hammond, and unanimous vote, the meeting did
then adjourn at9:00 p.m., EDT.
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As various seasons open for .
taking game throughout Florida,
many hunters are making plans
for a trip into the woods to bag
their favorite quarry. Unfortu-
nately, trips can end in tragedy,
when hunters fail to practice safe
gun handling procedures.
According to Capt. Ed Tyer,
hunter education coordinator for.
the Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission, last season there
were 23 firearm and archery
hunting-related accidents with no
fatalities, the lowest accident rate
in the past 20 years. Self-inflicted
accidents continue to play a sig-
nificant role in the overall acci-
dent rate. Over one-third of the
hunting accidents were self-
Tyler is reluctant to give the
credit to the state's hunter safety
training course for these results
as one year may only indicate a
trend. The goal is no accidents.
However, it's significant that,
since mandatory hunter safety
training and the hunter orange
requirement were passed, hunt-
ing-related accidents -have been
declining over the past several
"Hunting accidents do not
just happen," Tyer said. "They are
caused by negligence and disre-
gard for basic hunting safety
rules. Most accidents can be pre-
vented if hunters use good com-
mon sense when handling fire-
Tyer offers these words of ad-
vice to hunters:
Watch the muzzle. Be able
to control the direction of the
muzzle even if you should stum-
ble. Treat every gun with the
respect due a loaded gun. Be
sure the barrel and action are
clear of obstruction and that you
have only ammunition of the
proper size for the gun you are
carrying. Be sure of your target
before you pull the trigger. Know
identifying features of the game
you hunt. Unload guns when
not in use. Take down or have ac-
tions open. Guns should be car-
ried in closed cases to the shoot-
ing area. Never point a, gun at
anything you do not want to
shoot. Avoid all horseplay with a
firearm. Never climb a fence or
tree or jump a ditch with a loaded
gun. Never pull a gun toward you
by the muzzle. Never shoot a
bullet at a flat, hard surface or
water. At target practice, be sure
your backstop is adequate.
Store guns and ammunition sep-
arately beyond the reach of chil-
dren and careless adults. Avoid
alcoholic beverages and other
mood altering drugs before and
The Commission requires
anyone born on or after June 1,
1975 to have passed an approved
hunter education course before
he or she can take wildlife in Flor-
ida with a firearm, gun (including
muzzleloading gun), bow or cross-
bow. To learn more about this
free course, contact your regional
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Pinnacle Group has been aggres-
sively expanding its presence in
nationally. known Fortune 1000
companies. The company opened
a subsidiary office in Atlanta,
Georgia, on August 1st of this
year and plans for 1995 include
opening additional offices in Tex-
as, California, and Illinois.
Alston Noah is married to the
former Vicki Land of Port St Joe.
TAX IMPACT OF PROPERTY APPRAISAL
COUNTY OF GULF
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD
Honorable WARREN J. YEAGER, JR. Honorable NATHAN PETERS, JR.
Board of'County Commissioners district No, 5 Board of County Commissioners District No. 4
Honorable BILLY E. TRAYLOR Honorable OSCAR REpD
Board of County Commisslioners- District No. 2 .School Board District No.
Honorable DAVID BYRD
School Board *-.District No.
The Property Appraisal Adjustment Board meets each year to review complaints regarding property tax
assessment and exemptions.1
The purpose of the board is to enhance fairness in property taxes by corretting errors when they are
found to exist.,
THE FOLLOWING TABLE SUMMARIZES THIS YEAR'S ACTION BY THE BOARD
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107 Second Street* Port St. Joe 227-1000
Column I Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column S Column 6
Type Number of Total Number of Total Number Reduction Loss In
of Exemption Number of Assessments of Requests inTaxable Tax
Property Requests Exemption Reduced by for- .Value Duo Dollars*
Granted by Requests The Doard Assessment to Board
the Board Redu actions Action
TOTALS 0 0 0 3 .0 0
ALL TAXPAYERS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT BOARD ACTIONS WHICH REDUCE
TAXABLE VALUE CAUSE TAX RATES APPLICABLE TO ALL PROPERTY TO BE
Questions concerning the actions taken by this Board may be addressed to the chairperson or
clerk at the following telephone numbers:
CHAIRPERSON WARREN J. YEAGER, JR. (904) 229-6113
0 (Name) (Phone)
CLERK BENNY C. LISTER (904) 229-6113
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Motel St. Joe (PSJ)
1st Tuesday each month
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