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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1994
STaunton Retires After
SJudgeship of20 Years
Robert M. Moore will be Installed Tuesday as County's
Eighth Man in itsHistory to Serve on Judicial Bench
Judge David Taunton says farewell at a recep- chief judge of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
tion last Thursday in the Gulf County Library to Don Sirmons.
Gulf County Judge David
Taunton is retiring from office at
the end of this week after 20
years of service from the bench.
4Judge Taunton's last official day
'serving as county judge will be
'Friday, December 30.
A reception for the retiring
judge last Thursday. held in the
Gulf County Library Meeting
Room, saw approximately 150
well-wishers, friends, family, and
members of the legal and judicial
community drop by to wish the
judge well in his future endeav-
Judge Don Sirmons of Pana-
ma City, chief Judge of the Four-
teenth Judicial Circuit, was on
hand along with other judges
throughout the circuit. Sirmons
took the opportunity to congratu-
late Taunton' for reaching hfs
milestone and on his accomplish-
ments from the bench throughout
his twenty-year tenure.
Judge Taunton said he plans
to0, devote his futtire energies to
the operation of his children's
home at Honeyville, near Wewa-
hitchka. The home, which cur-
rently has approximately twenty-
one children in residence, was
created by Taunton to care for
unwanted children and those
from broken homes who had no'
other means of having a home-
like experience. ,
Taunton said he appreciated
the support he has received for
both the judge's office and the
children's home during the past
Christmas Holiday Wasn't so Happy for the Owners of This Boat and Car
Christmas wasn't so merry for Captain Black's Marina and Austin Davis. The
Marina had a boat destroyed and two others damaged when they were struck by
an automobile driven by Buddy S. Wood, 18. of 805 Marvin Avenue. Port St. Joe.
Wood was charged with careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.
following the Thursday accident, at 7:24 a.m. City Patrolman John Dixon is
shown in the photo above, inspecting the damage.
Austin Davis had his late model Lincoln burst into flames while parked in
front of Ace Hardware's storage building on Williams Avenue Tuesday morning of
this week. Fire caused heavy damage to the engine compartment of the auto.
The fire occurred at about 8:45 Tuesday morning. Officer Troy Simmons and
City of Port St. Joe Fire Chief John Ford are shown fighting the blaze in the pho-
twenty years., "It was a 'mad
house around that place on
Christmas morning," he said.
Taunton spoke with wonder
about how he had "never struck
the table with a gavel or raised
my voice to command any type of
order during my entire twenty
years. I didn't start out trying. to
set any type of record. it just hap-
pened that way." the retiring.
Taunton gave credit to. his
staff of two secretaries, Wyvonne
Pickett and Kim Whitfield, who
served the office during the entire
twenty years of his career as
county judge. "I also had some
, good people to work with in the
legal profession. Fred Witten and
Bob Moore have cooperated with
the judge's office in trying to fur-
nish Justice .to the residents of
Gulf County," he said.
Taunton's successor, Robert
M. Moore, will take over the posi-
tion of county judge when the of-
fice reopens after the holidays on
Judge Moore will b.e. officially
invested into the office in a cere-
mony Wednesday afternoon at
4:00 p.m. E.S.T., in the court-
room of the Gulf County Court-
S Moore will. be Gulf County's
. eighth man to serve as judge in
its seventy year history. He will
follow E. Clay Lewis, Jr. who was
the original judge when the
county was formed back in 1925.
After a year, M. H. Chaflnltook
over the position and served until
1937. R. Alton Dendy, who now
lives in Blountstown, was next to
assume the post and serve until
1939. Judge Earl Pridgeon -was
next on the bench serving until
1957. Sam P. Husband became
judge, dying in office in 1973.
Robert M.'Moore served the re-
mainder of his term and was de-
feated by David Taunton for the
position in 1974. Moore is back
again, this time to begin a full
elected period on January 2.
1994: 1.(.F The Yrfh I-.?loodandOustd Sheriff-in.Gul
1994: Thle Year of the:Flood and Ousted Sheriff in Gulf
ki '. ea e*-F 1, 'd ^.'.
1994 WAS A BUSY YEAR for Gulf County,
ranging from the devastating floods of Tropical
Storms Alberto and Beryl to the ongoing inves-
tigation of suspended Sheriff Al Harrison. Be-
ginning in July, the rains began-inflicting
more damage 'upon the county than it had ex-
perienced in previous hurricanes.
Tropical Storm Alberto rolled in from the
Gulf of Mexico bringing with it a deluge of rain.
The rains here though were short-lived, but as
the storm travelled north through the adjoining
states of Alabama and Georgia, inundating the
rivers and creeks, their aftermath would be
coming down the swollen streams in just over a
week. Over 300 homes and 700 800 people
were impacted in Gulf County, as the low lying
areas along the Chipola River, the Dead Lakes,
and the Apalachicola River in Wewahitchka
and Howard Creek experienced the "100-year"
flood waters. But nature wasn't through with
its fury Tropical Storm Beryl arrived in
August to dump more rain into waterways that
hadn't receded -back into their banks from the
previous month's flooding.
SHERIFF'S INVESTIGATION In an in-
vestigation which. has created tremendous tur-
moil within the county, Sheriff Al Harrison was
removed from office in June by Governor Law-
ton Chiles for allegedly interfering with the
Florida Department of Law Enforcement's in-
vestigation into charges of sexual harassment
within the Gulf County Sheriffs office. Major
James Coats of Pinellas County was appointed
as Interim Sheriff by Chiles, and is still serving
in that capacity. Harrison was finally charged,
after six months of suspension, on December
15, on 10 misdemeanor counts of alleged viola-
tion of the civil rights of five different inmates of
the Gulf County Jail over a several year period.
'His trial is set for January 23, with Harrison
avowing his innocence during the entire inves-
RAFFIELD SUIT SETTLED In another
ongoing legal battle,. Gulf County and the Apa-
lachee Regional Planning Council settled a suit
with Raffield's Fisheries over monies loaned to
thema to rebuild their fish processing plant after
a devastating fire in 1985. The settlement was
the end of a long-time negotiation with the
firm, which gave the county the deed to the
firm's freezer building with Raffield's leasing it
back from the county for a period of five years,
with a buy-out option at the end of the time-
frame. In a related suit, the U. S. Government
settled with Raffield's in March on charges that
the firm had used the government loan money
for more than just the freezing unit. Raffield's
agreed to pay a $245,000 fine to settle the suit.
STATE CHAMPIONS The Sharks pulled
off a double whammy during 1994. They won
AA state championships in basketball and
track and field. It was a first time champion-
ship in track and field for Port St. Joe High
School, and the- fifth time the Sharks had
earned the top basketball honors for their alma
NET BAN DISASTER In balloting in No-
vember the fishing industry of Gulf County was
dealt a major blow. Voters across the state, de-
spite the heavy vote in Gulf County against the
ban, voted to ban the use of commercial fishing
nets in state waters. The ban goes into effect on
July 1, 1995. Currently the state is holding a,
series of workshops across the state in fishing
communities trying to come up with ways to
soften the economic impact the ban is going to
create for fishermen, their industry, and related
businesses. It still remains to be seen if this
indeed was a death knell for the industry.
911 EMERGENCY After the culmination
of years of planning, the Gulf County 911 sys-
tem was inaugurated on November 1, when the
first official call was placed on the emergency
(See 1994 on Page 7)
Howard Creek Area Inundated by Floods
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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1994
3 More Days
THERE'S ONLY THREE MORE days remaining in the year
of our Lord, 1994. With the passing of the old year into the new
Saturday night at midnight. we can expect several different situ-
ations to face us as time goes by. A new year will mean different
things to different people, but it will mean the same old thing to
most of us in small but important ways.
For instance, each and everyone will be a year older during.
the coming year. If we live to our birth date, we will add another
year to our age, reaching another milestone in life.
For most of us, the new year which will rush in on us Sun-
day will bring a glutton's portion of football, lasting on into Mon-
day. It will be nirvana for some and a curse which must be,
borne by others.
THE NEW YEAR will mean a period of readjustment for all of
us. Each and everyone will need to become accustomed to writ-
ing "1995" when dating documents and do away with the habit
of writing "1994". We may be considerably into the new year be-
fore we become accustomed to writing the new date.
It will be a new point of reference for remembering things. No
longer will you subtract a point in time from 1994 to arrive at
the place in history you would use as a reference point. As Wen-
dell would say, "It didn't happen 29 years ago any longer; it was
30 years agol" :
You're one year nearer to being eligible for Social Security
and Medicare ... if you're not getting it already. That's nothing
to look forward to, however, since the way things are headed,
there will be no Social Security or Medicare funds remaining if
you have to wait very long for eligibility. ,
, If you are an athiest, you are forced to admit to the reality of'
God and the birth of his son, Jesus Christ, whether you want to
or not, since our calendar is built around this important event
BUT, ONE CAN always look to the good side of the new year, :
You .will be delighted to know your home is one year nearer
being paid forl What a glorious feeling,when that day finally ar-
[This "almost" category holds true for your furniture, car,
bank loan, school tuition, fines and credit card loans, also.
The new year promises both good things and anxiety. The
year 1995 will mean a whole new set of experiences to deal with.
Same Old Thing
THE NEW YEAR is beginning with one of the problems.:
which has plagued past years for a while. The park police which
patrols the grounds around the White House are being sued for
shooting a man, who happened to be homeless and who lived
across the street from the White House.
Coming on the heels of several incidents which have endan-
gered the life of the President over the past two or three months;
and at a time when the special police force is jittery after the
threats and events which have happened, the park police react-
ed to actions by the victim which were deemed by them to be
It may have been one of those incidents which you .had to
witness in person in order to get the real picture.
AT ANY RATE, THE victim of the shooting was reported to
have been about the White House entrance with a knife taped in
his grasp. Now, this isn't ordinary behavior, one has to admit.
The last time this writer saw a person out for an innocent stroll
with a knife taped to his hand, ready for action, was never! Of
course, this writer has never lived in Washington, D.C. That may
be the way a person prepares for a walk down the street there.
On the face of the matter, and based on what was reported
over TV and in the newspapers, we have reached the conclusion
the man either meant someone in his immediate vicinity, harm,
or he was another of those psycho cases we read about all too of-
ten lately who go into their place of employment for a little target
practice with an Uzi.
THE POLICEMAN JUST may not have had sufficient reason
to take the knife-wielder out. The incident should certainly be
investigated. But for a suit to be almost Immediately filed
against the policeman and his unit is one of the things wrong
with our society today. The hands of the ones paid to protect us,
are tied to the point where they don't dare act with force enough
to get the job done-no matter how justified-without facing the
inquisition of a nation full of opportunists, seeking an easy
i Hunker Down with Kes
I read the other day that
famed syndicated columnist Mike
Royko was picked up on a D.U.I.
charge. Folks Immediately went
to speculating that he was simply
trying to get home from a Christ-
mas party. Or that he had stayed
too long down at the corner bar
with his good friend with the im-
possible name-Slots Gobsnik. or
whatever It is. I think you have to
have a few beers to be able to pro-
nounce it .... and a vodka col-
lins as tall as a telephone pole to
Some said it was the Chicago
traffic. You need a couple of stiff
belts before you get on the Eisen-
hower Expressway. Others fig-
ured it was sports related. Mike is
a big Bears fan and watching
Steve Walsh attempt a pass of
over fifteen yards will make you
reach for something . one
guy blames it on the weather. "It's
so cold and windy up there-a
man's got to fortify himself
against the elements." .,
First thing I noticed was the-
car. He writes a weekly column
and he's driving a brand new cus-
tomized Lincoln Continental. I've
got to have a long talk with my
editor . .
I know why he was under the
influence. It didn't have anything
to do with Christmas, Slots Gob-
snik, the Bears or the weather. It
is an occupational hazard! Listen.
I don't care if you're Mike Royko.
Will Rogers, James Kilpatrick or
Wesley Ramsey. you can go half
batty trying to come up with an
idea for a column week after week
after week. Rogers. who was by
far the most outstanding weekly
article man of his time, often said
that he "wasn't fit for real work."
The pressure can sometimes
be near 'bout intolerable. Will was
known to take a drink from time
to time. He also said that when
by Kesley Colbert I
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his "well went dry" he could al-
ways stoop to reporting on the
laws being passed by Congress. "I
know I've lowered myself-but
you've got to admit, those profes-
sional, lawmakers are. funnier
than all us so-called humor writ-
ers put together-and except for
Huey Long. they're trying to be
At least Will had a safety net
to fall back on. And, of course,
being a brilliantly gifted writer
with an absolutely matchless in-
sight into what the common peo-
ple of the twenties and thirties
wanted to read didn't hurt him
any . .
I'm no Will Rogers or Mike
Royko or Wesley Ramsey. I've
faced many 'a deadline with no
story. I'm supposed to write
about growing up back on the
farm "and keep it simple!" Often
times as. I stare down at the
blank paper, none of my simple
friends of years past speak to mel
A vivid imagination would cer-
tainly help in this game-I wish I
had one. I could make up some
years asking if they remember
stories ... I've called Ricky ,
Gene. Yogi and LaRenda Brad-
field so often over the past ten
anything else that they no longer
come to the phone. If they don't
"remember some more stuff'
quickly, or if I can't come up with
a new batch of old friends, I
might try a drink or two myself.
My older brother would pick
those little red berries off the tall
bush in the back yard and sell
them at school during six weeks
test time as "smart pills". I've
wished a thousand times I'd
bought a few more of them off 'a
him. Anything to help me with a
Of course. I 'haven't figured
out exactly if those big time writ-
ers are drinking to get Inspired or
to forget the last bad article they
pawned off on an unsuspecting
I will tell you this, it is not as
easy as it looks. And I can cer-
tainly see how many of them
(See KESLEY on Page 3)
Annual Christmas Dinner An Adventure In Good Eating
THIS YEAR AND Christmas,
both, are over, gone, kaput! We
have had our annual Christmas
cookout here at The Star, Santa
has made his calls and 'all the
bowl teams have arrived on loca-
tion. We've done about all we can
do In this year's limitations of
I started out the year of 1994
with a list of all I intended to ac-
complish during the year and
didn't get but half of it donel
However I guess getting half
of what I had planned accom-
plished wasn't so bad, after all.
The year wasn't so bad. It
wasn't nearly as bad as some of
the economists had predicted. As
a matter of fact, it was a pretty
good year. I don't suppose I
would, feel that way if I were a.
commercial, fisherman. Those
.poor fellows really got the shaft
this past year, what with their net
bai. It hasn't been. the fisher-
I 'wouldn't feel that way, el-
ther, if I were the sheriff of the
county. With the charges he is
facing, I can imagine that is pret-
ty demoralizing; whether It's true
or not. Being on the hot seat all
year long can be no fun, no mat-
ter how you cut it.
. IN SPITE. OF .the things
which might make this year a dis-
mal adventure, we ended it on an
upbeat note here at The Star. We
cooked our annual Christmas
dinner here at the office. last
Thursday and had the whole staff
and their families in for lunch.
We had a table-full of people,
all sitting around eating and so-
icializing. Kes's mother was down
for the Christmas holidays and
joined us for the annual pig-out.
She was a guest and as long as
she continues to contribute those
home-made coconut pies to the
larder, she can be a guest or a
regular just as long as she cares
With a straight face she told
tis they had shut down the saw-
mill in her home town so she
didn't have to work on the "green",
chain in the mill any longer. Kes
reported last year, how she. had
worked up to -chief "catcher" on
the green chain gang in recent
Wendell didn't make it this
year. He was off smashing bugs,
somewhere. But, that's to our
detriment. Wendell usually brings
his guitar and a good story or
two. Wendell Is just as goofy out
of print as he is In print. Wendell
is always an adventure to have
We didn't miss too much,
though. Everyone had already
seen the scar from his operation
this past year.
WILLIE HAD THE cooking.
grill from our church overhauled
and he tried it out on the steaks'
we had for dinner, before he took
the grill back to the church. It
worked pretty good
If it had worked any better,
the church would have to start
looking:for another grill for their.
I watched my diet, even in
the midst of all that holiday feast-
ing. I only had half a steak, one of
the little ears of fresh corn; Just a
sliver of the still warm coconut
pie and just a taste of the cherry,
blueberry, and cream cheese
"stuff'. That's my taste, not some-
I'll admit, I broke my diet, 6n
occasion, from Thursday "through
Sunday, but I stayed away from
the two bugaboos I'm supposed to
avoid-fats and sodium.
NOW, I'LL TELL YOU, that
gang down at The Star can eatl
They put away 30 steaks, a dozen
boneless chicken breasts, 30
.baked potatoes, a dishpan full of
salad, two dozen ears of corn, a
large corn casserole, two coconut
pies, a coconut cake, and a large
pan full. of cherry, creamed
cheese and nut "stuff" and a dish
of the same "stuff' made with
The left overs would have fit
inside a humming bird's navel!l
They all put on the feed bag,
king size, while I,was sitting on
the sidelines, watching! Remem-
ber. my diet!
It was a roal first class
THEY ALL DESERVED It.
though. The day before they set a
record here at. The Star. They
printed more pages of newspa-
pers thin had ever been printed
in The Star's printing plant in all
its 57 year history.
The Apalachicola Times,
which is printed in our plant, had
'a record [for them] '24 pages
printed last week and we had a
record 28 pages to print for The
Star. All of this printing got done
on time. to keep up a record we
have of always being able to meet
our deadline.., ,
In between all the page prep-
aration, last week, they also had
an extra heavy load of commer-
cial printing work to turn out on
time. They deserved the party
Date St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
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S : '-. i/ Jan. 2 8:54a.m.L -0.7 11:06 p.m. H 1.4
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Time To Get A Move On!
The clock is ticking down on the old calendar. Now is the
time to gear up for a great celebration and look ahead
to success and happiness in '95! :
we at The Star wish each one
S__-- of you, our faithful readers,
S-, ---- a very happy and prosperous
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GCCC Spring Registration Will Be Held Tuesday, Jan. 2
Registration for the spring se-
mester at Gulf Coast Community
College will be held on Monday,
January 2 and Tuesday, January
3, according to Roy Smith, direc-
tor of admissions and records.
Advising for new and returning
students will be held from noon
until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, and
from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on
Tuesday in faculty offices.
Registration will be held in
the Lifelong Learning Conference
Center from noon until 7:00 p.m.
and from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
on January 3.
All registration fees must be
paid in the Business Office by
Tuesday, January 3. Students are
responsible for all fees due. If fi-
nancial aid documents have not
been processed by the time of reg-'
istration, students may inquire in
person at the financial aid office
about an emergency loan. Regis-
tration receipts are required as
proof of registration.
There will be no registration
on Wednesday, January 4.: All
classes are scheduled to begin on'
Thursday, January 5.
More information is available
by calling (904) 872-3892.
from Page2 2
could turn to a "little dose of
medicine" from time to time. As a
matter of fact. I've perused a few
stories that read like the author
was smashed at the time of con-
ception and walleyed in his ef-
forts to transcribe it. Scary part
is, I understood some of them .
So, let's not get too down on
Mike Royko. I hope Larry King
doesn't do a special on burned
out columnists and alcohol.
Mike's just trying to do his job--
let's leave it at that.
But you ran help. If you've
For All Youri
iTrust me for
State Farm .
Life Insurance Company
Home Office: Bloomington, Illinois
Like P g-"'- ighbor
State Farmn is there.
got a story that will "write", pass
it along. Lewis Grizzard picked up
a lot of his articles that way-he
borrowed liberally from his
friends. Lewis was a great writ-
er-I don't know if he was as
drinker or not-but I've read of
his ordeals with the pressure of
deadlines. We all feel them. .
And we all deal with them in-
our own way. I scream a loL.
And we're always looking. So,
I say again, if you run across an
idea. don't bother Mike and the
other big boys, bring it to me. It
might save me from a life of
I am not amazed that Wesley
Ramsey has been writing a week-
ly column for forty, two years-
after all, he has been around the-
block, and back. But what does
amaze me is that he has done'
every one of them sober.
. -: 'Respectfully .
Hammond Rebuts "IBorny's" Column In News Herald
"MY DEAR MS. HOFFMAN"
Thank you for your letter (letter to the editor, The Times, Thurs-
day, 3 November, 1994) in reply to my "biting" reply to your first let-
ter (to,the editor).
Leave it up to Wendell to jump in before checking the water; to
open his mouth before getting his brain working, or to just make a
complete fool of himself. I do it all the time, Ms. Hoffman, so my re-
ply-to your first letter was no exception.
"He's just impulsive," my father and friends once said. Now they
say, "Wendell is just plain crazy!"
Had I done my homework before writing my Impulsive reply to
your first letter, I would have never written my reply. I apologize. It
is not you who should be sorry, but me.
on destroying me and discrediting my little article, Isalso have a per-
secution complex., or so. I was told at my last psychoanalysis ses-
sion, (My psychoanalysis session was 'last Thursday night, two
weeks ago, and was performed by three of my close friends who had
downed several drinks and told me exactly what they thought of
So you see, Ms. Hoffman, it is I who should apologize and not
you. It's just my Southern, rural upbringing and lack of intelligence
that made me do it.
I'm' sorry, and I won't do it again. Please forgive me. And thank
you for saying you will continue to read my article each week. I just
hope the editor will continue to print my article after I made such a
:You might be Interested to khow a few things that have hap-
pened since we last communicated. Tragedy has struck our dog'
family and we are devastated .
About a week after I wrote :my foolish article, my son's dog, Ru-
fus, who was about 6 months old, committed suicide. We are not
sure what happened, but that Saturday night he jumped from my
son's truck while he was driving to a hunting lodge to train Rufus
to hunt. The tragedy happened on C-30. about two miles from Port
St. Joe. And. although we are not sure he died from the jump, we
have been unable to find him.
I just assume it was suicide, that somehow he knew he had
been mistreated, having to stay in that dog pen, and decided to end
It all. It was my article, I think, that compelled him to Jump. Howev-'
er. he may have seen a hog in the bush and Jumped to chase him.
We will never know, but Rufus is gonel
t We searched for several days. combing the.road and woods, but
to no avail.
Several days before the tragic accident my dog. Duke, left the
confines of our yard and has never returned. He had left on previ-
ous occasions but always returned. This time he did not return.
Let me say this about Duke: I don't believe he's dead. I think he
has run off and gotten married. Girl dogs will cause boy dogs to do
strange things. Duke is a "survivor" and I know he's alive and well.
somewhere in Gulf County.
Shortly after Rufus disappeared we moved from our home to es-
tablish a better life somewhere else. We now reside at St. Joe Beach
and are trying to deal with our loss as best we can.
So you see, Ms. Hoffman, what goes around, comes around. :.
W1ank you again for your beautiful letter and I wish you God's
spend aappand aapp.and enjoyable life with yourdog. ,
Sincerely, Wendell Campbell
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Before you decide nask us to send you fm riee'trn inlonoadon About Our qualiricatuons L. expetncnc /A
I write this epistle to, as Bor-
ney of the News Herald says.
."clear the air". There have been
many quotes and misquotes, so
here it is, my position on the mat-
ter at hand, and my response to
(the editorial in the Sunday edi-
tion of the News Herald.
I am really surprised to see
that Steve Bornhoft is such an
'expert on Gulf County. I doubt
very seriously that he has made
many trips to Gulf County since
,his thrashing of Wewvahitchka a
few years ago. He fhas made it
very clear that he thinks that we
in Gulf County are a backward
and lower class of people. I object
to this! :
In his editorial hlie says that
the people of White City, bucked
the state and. refused to be con-
cerned with the water quality sit-
uation that some of the citizens
had. I will state that the people of
White City, and the vast majority
of Gulf County opposes things
that are pushed down their
throats, whether they are govern-
ment mandates, or appointed
despots. He failed to mention that
although there was not a manda-
tory hook-up, that fewer than 5%'
of the good people of White City
, didn't get on city water.
Next, for some reason you
make a BIG deal out of me not
being 21 years old and able to.
drink alcohol. I, being a staunch
Southern Baptist, and knowing
first hand how alcohol can de-
stroy lives and families, don't de-
sire alcohol, whether 20 or 21.
,We in Gulf County do not think
that It is mandatory to drink alco-
hol, in order to socialize or run
Although I am not as old,
wise, or intelligent as some in
"other counties", I was elected by
the people. I promised not to shy
away from tough issues. I am re-.
minded of Edmund Burke, the
British Statesman, who said, "All
that is necessary for evil to pre-
vall. is for good men to db noth- ;
Ing'";'It Is so easvy-'a- a commis=
sitoner to sit. back and not get
Involved. But at what price?
Major Coats came in with an
,iron rod and made changes.
Some good, some bad. One of the
bad things was firing Chief Depu-
ty Jack Davilla, after he had
worked for four sheriffs and for
20 years, and gave absolutely no
excuse. He warned others to
"Cooperate Totally" with the
F.D.L.E. or else. "Cooperate Total-
ly" to some meant, tell them what
they want to hear. Before I was
fired from my voluntary post.
F.D.L.E. interrogated me for sev-
eral hours, at their suite in Bay
County, in the El Governor Motel.
They wanted me to testify to
Sheriff Harrison's "fixing tickets
for me and 'others'." but I had to
tell them that I had never had a
ticket for him to fix. They asked
me all kinds of petty questions.
Sand I had answers that they did
not like. After they had given me
a veiled threat of "How bad It
would be for me to ruin my bright
career by getting tangled up in
do not want to see our work all go
for naught. This entire fiasco, and
it is, :by now, a fiasco,. could
break Gulf County.
I do feel that we deserve a lo-
cal interim sheriff. *Bay County
got a local man when Pitts was
removed, Why can't Gulf County.
have the same courtesy? I am. not
Pro-Harrison. I am not Anti-
James Coats. I am. however, Pro-
In all of this I am Reminded
of the poem. IF, by Rudyard Kip-
ling. If I can Keep my head. when
many around me are losing theirs
and blaming It on me; If I can-
trust myself, when many men ,
doubt me, and make allowance
for their doubting too .. '.,.
(and so on). IF, all of this, Kipling
said, 'You will be a man, my son."
Maybe then I will be able to
prove to you, Mr. Bornhoft, that I
AM A MAN. Because, you do not
have to be able to drink alcohol to
be a man, or be 21 years of age.
or whatever you. Mr. Bornhoft,
see fit. I was raised and taught
that you are a man. when you
have a strong set of morals and
principles and are not afraid to
stand up and take the heat for
what you truly believe.
In the 1992 election, the peo-
ple of Gulf County saw me as a,
.man. I only wonder how long it
Swill take you, and the majority of.
the liberal news media to do the
Michael L. Hammond
Chairman of the Board : .
' of Gulf County Commissioners
Should Watch What's Said In
'-dS S- i H-
to the Editor
this investigation." I finally got a
belly full, and I told them if they
needed me again, to contact my
-attorney. The next day Coats
.called me by phone and fired me,
because "he was not satisfied
with my response, both to him
and to F.D.L.E.
I attacked Coats, not for my
personal reasons, but because he
was trashing our county in pa-
pers across the state. The County
I was born and raised in. The
county that I love. He trashed us
with false information, twisted
and distorted to suit his objec-
tives. I stood up to Coats, when,
instead of disciplining a certain
officer when he clearly did wrong,
he tried to quell the accusers with
Gestapo type scare tactics. THIS
WAS WRONG1!! Somehow the
message some of us were sending
got distorted. We didn't want
F.D.L.E. to not fully complete
their investigation, we only want-
ed them to respect .the people
they were dealing with. F.D.L.E.'s
perceived image was that of "the
ends justify the means." That It
did not matter who they hurt,.
who they destroyed, how many
laws they bent, or whose lives
and reputations they tarnished,
as long as they achieved their ul-
We on the Board of County
Commissioners have worked hard
for the past several years to cut
government, to cut taxes three
years straight, and to have one of
the lowest ad valorem tax rates of
any small county in the state. I
Mr. Harrison and the alleged vic-
tims will have there oppertunety
atjustic. and what ever the out-
come all parties will continue to
need the prayers and support of
this community not our judg-
m ent. -. .. ..
Mr..Commisioner please don't
continue to put down Gulf
County in your displays of Imma-
ture behavior, and give the people
of Gulf County the recognition we
have earned and deserve as intel-
..ligent hard working people.
Mr. Coats has done a fine job
here, one that was very hard to
step into. We the people do appre-
ciate what he has done for our
county under such difficult cir-
Please try to work with law
abiding repersenitives instead of
shaking you accusing finger in
there faces. Where would we be
without his assistance during
this most unfortunate time?
The Pubfic is I Tn7)ited,"
to' o4itess ,the
E. S. T
Rop bert M.
on 'C'ednesday, January 4
at 4:00 p.m.,
in the Courtroom of the
Gulf County Courthouse
A Reception 'WiflFoffow
THr STAR. PORT ST. JOR- PL 9 TMTRqnAV. nPV-- 2Q- I QQ4
Dear Editor: ,
While eating lunch on Dec.,
15 1994 in one of the restaurants
in Port St.,Joe, I had to opportu-.
nity to see -i- action one of our
young commissioners entertaining
the public, at the expense of one
of the alleged victims in the Harri-
son scandal. '.
,.Mr. Commissioner how would
you like someone to do that to
your mother, wife or friends? Yes
people do have loved ones who
are hurt very much, by displias
of immature and unbelievable be-
havior such as yours.
When you excepted the re-
sponsibility of representing the
people of Gulf County, you were
Intrusted to give fair and un-
biased consideration of all the
people of Gulf County, not only
your district which in my eyes
you have shamed.
Many Christian people in this
town have shed many tears for all
parties involved in this scandal.
PAGE 4 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 1994
Whitfield is Tri Sigma Inductee
John C. Gainous Post 10069
.Ladles Auxiliary met December
13 at 7:30 p.m. Business con-
ducted at the meeting included a
discussion on baskets for the
needy for Christmas. a New
Year's Eve party and an upcom-
ing bake sale to be held on Febru-
;' Aixilliary members gathered
op December 23 to assemble and
distribute holiday baskets to 20
.-Post members will host a New
Year's Eve party at the post home
in Highland View on Saturday be-
ginning at 8:00 p.m., E.S.T. The
cost Is $5,00 per person, which
includes hats, noise makers and
breakfast to be served at 12:45
a.m. The public is invited to at-
Mr.,and MrN.Shawn Majbr
Ann .Hunter and Shawn D.
Major amnounce their 'marriage.
on September' 13 In Winter Har-
bor, Maine. Both are in the mill-
tary stationed at Winter Harbor.
She is In 'the U. S. Navy and he is
in the U. S..Army. a
Their -parents are Robert and
Ruth Cantley of Port St. Joe and
Jack and Denise Major of Pitts-
burg. Pennsylvania. respectively.
POPS Helps Needy Children
The Port St. Joe High School POPS Club got
in the Christmas spirit this holiday season by
The Wewahitchka Social Club
* will have a dance on Friday, De-
cember 30 from 7:30 until 11:00
p.m. It will be held at the Wewa
.Civic Center on Third Street at
the rear of the Courthouse. En-
tertainment will be provided by
Bill Brent featuring a selection of
modern country and western mu-
Everyone is invited to attend
for a donation of $4.00 at the
"No Clothes, Please
.. Until further notice the Gulf
County Senior. Citizens Assocla-
tion requests that no more
clothes be dropped off or deliv-
ered to their facilities. They are
unable to handle any more cloth-
ing, at this time, due to a lack of
FREE HEARING TEST
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i GULF COAST HEARING AID
: 'W-, CENTER of Panama City will 'be
Sj ..... offering to anyone 55 or older a
free hearing test. If you have
-.:, ', been exposed to loud factory
noise, if people seem to mum-
7 ble or you ask people to repeat
; u. what they have said, come see
JAMES W. DAME
Hearing Aid Specialist
ST. JOE MOTEL
501 Monument Ave.
TUESDAY, .JANUARY 3
9:00 A.M. 12:00 NOON
This is our regular monthly Service Center and we will service anyone's
hearing aid free of charge. We have the lowest battery pnces in the area.
Come in and try our service!
Anne Heather Whitfield,
daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Houston
Whitfield of Wewahitchka, was re-
cently inducted into Sigma Sigma
Sigma, which is an academic fra-
ternity at Huntington.
Members are selected by
scholarship, service' and spirit.
Miss Whitfield is a senior and is
scheduled to graduate in May.
During the ceremony, Dr. Big-
ham, the president of the college
presented the inductees with an
honor cord and then explained
the significance ofTri Sigma.
participating in.HRS's Wish Upon a Star project.
POPS members 'shopped for two needy children.
Designated shoppers, from left, are Jackie Terry,
Robbie Funderburk, Amber Conley, and Leigha
Melanie Jones, left, and Trevor Burch, right, were winners of
the giant Christmas stockings giyen away by The Star last Monday
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Society To Meet
The Genealogical Society of
Bay County will hold its regular
monthly meeting Saturday, Janu-
ary 6 at 1:00 p.m. in the meeting
room of the Downtown Library,
25 West Government Street in
Anyone who has an Interest
in genealogy is welcome to join
them, whether or not you are a
member of the society, or whether,
or not you live in Bay County.
For additional Information
please call Bernlece Loper at
The Gulf County Friends of
the Library will meet on Tuesday,
January 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the 11-
brary adjacent to theGulf County
Courthouse on Highway 71. in
Port St. Joe. Plans for the annual
meeting will be discussed at this
All members and interested
people are urged to attend.
The family of Edith Harvey
would like to express a special
thank you to Dr. Oksanen, Gulf
Pines Hospital and the ambu--
lance service for their kind assis-
tance. We would also like to
thank all the others who sent
cards, flowers, brought food and
visited with us during our time of
sorrow. Every effort was greatly
Tim and Debbie Harvey
Mexico Beach 38th Street & ,Hwy. 98
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Breakfast BIffet, .....,........$....* 395
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Adult Classes at Wewa Resume Jan. 10
The Gulf County Adult School
classes at Wewahitchka High
SSchool will reopen Jan. 10. Class-
es regularly meet on Monday and
Tuesday evenings from 5:30 until
8:30 p.m., C.S.T.
Since these classes are open
entry-open exit, students may en-
roll at any time of the year.
In addition to all courses
needed for high school comple-
tion, there are also a number of
classes available in the computer
lab. These are geared to help re-.
medial students, especially in
math and english. If you find you signed to prepare students for
have had trouble learning taking their G.E.D. test.
through conventional methods, If you are interested in re-
you may find that this different turning to school, contact Becky
approach works for you. Birmingham, Sue Dickens or
-Etna Gaskin on Monday or Tues-
Also available is a course de- day evening.
Retired Educators to Hold Meeting
Gulf County Retired Educa-
tors will meet January 3, 1995 at
11:15 a.m., E.S.T., in the Mexi-
can Cafe room of St. Joe Motel.
You may order from the menu or
go through the buffet.
The program for the day will
be 'Your Medicine, Your Pharma-
cist and You" by Rex Buzzett.
Please plan to be present.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 1994 PAGE 5
Year End Inventory Clearance
on Toys & Books*
All Toys ...............................
All Books* .............. ..............
Personalized Children's Books Excluded
Look Who's Four
Tyrone Ka'myron Dawson will
be celebrating his big day on De-
cember 29 with a "Power Ranger"
party. Helping him celebrate his
big day will be his sisters, friends
He's the son of Shirley Daw-
son and the grandson of Darion
and Gwendolyn Dawson of Port
St. Joe. He is the great-grandson
of Steve and Ilola Gathers and
Horace and Teresa Barr, all of
Port St. Joe.
The spring 1995 semester at
Gulf Coast Community College
will begin Thursday, January 5.
Registration for courses in Port
St. Joe and Wewahitchka will be
held on Tuesday, January 3 at
6:00 p.m. Registration locations
will be Port St. Joe High School
and Wewahitchka High School.
Courses offered in Port St.
Joe include: Developmental Psy-
chology. Western Civilization II
and Fundamentals of Algebra.
Wewahitchka courses in-
clude: General Biology. Anatomy
& Physiology II Lab. Word Pro-
cessing with WordPerfect- and
Principles of Soci9logy.
G.C.C.C. will offer a number
of courses through Open College.
Video tapes and audio cassettes
for these courses are available at
the Gulf County Library, Port St.
Joe Instructional Services Ofce
and Wewahitchka High School Lik,
brary. Contact Temple Watson at
Port- St. Joe High School or
George Cox at Wewahitchka High
; School for details.
Most Social Security business
can be handled over the phone.
You are invited to call the Social
Security office at 1-800-772-
If this Is not possible, you
may come to the ofce located at
30 West Government Street In
Panama City. The office Is open
Monday through Friday from 8:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m., C.S.T., except
on national holidays.
If you cannot come to Pana-
ma City, you may meet the Social
Security representative at the
Gulf County Courthouse on the
first and third Monday of each
month from 11:00 a.m. until
12:00 p.m.. E.S.T.
In January, due to a federal
holiday, the representative will
. only meet once on January 16.
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PAGE 6 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. DEC. 29. 1994
As required by SecUon 6104 (d) of the InLernal
Revenue Code. the Annual Return of Taunton s
Family Children's Home will be available Ior public
Inspection for a period of 180 days from the date o1
this noUtice. The return may be Inspected at the
principal office of the Children's Home. which is lo-
cated at 538 North Highnay 71. Wewahltchka.
Florida. during regular business hours. The legal
address of this office is P. 0 Box 870. WewahJlch-
ka. FL 32465. and you may phone at (9041 639-
'4tc 12/22, 29. 1?5 and 1/12/95 -
Peterson Named to Committee
Congressman Pete Peterson,
D-Marianna, announced that he
will chair the Democratic Budget
Croup, a group begun by former
Congressman and current Lieu-
tenant Governor Buddy MacKay
and most recently chaired by.re-
tiring Congressman Tim Penny of,
The Democratic Budget
Group, now entering -Its thir--
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teenth year, provides a forum
where members can discuss bud-,
get policy with the House leader-
ship, Administration officials, and
other experts in the field of eco-
nomics. Peterson was chosen to
lead the group based on his past
record of support for responsible
"Although we have made
progress over the past few years.
we must remain focused on the
goal of continued deficit reduc-
tion.," Peterson said. "Next year,
with all the talk of tax credits and
budget reform, our job will be to
make sure these proposals target
the right individuals and do not
bust the budget. I look forward to
working with my colleagues, on
both sides of the aisle, to ensure
that middle class Americans, who
have been struggling for so long,
will benefit from our reform ef-
Faced with a full slate of Ini-
tiatives, some of which the Re-
publican leadership has promised
to bring to a vote in the opening
weeks, the Democratic Budget
Group will begin meeting Immedi-
ately after the new Congress con-
venes in January. Also part of the
budget group leadership are Rep.
Earl Pomeroy (D-ND), Rep. Sand-
er Levin (D-MI), Rep. David Minge
(D-MN), and Rep. L. F. Payne (D-
The Principal's Leadership
Award recognizes a senior who is
in the top 20% of their class and
has demonstrated outstanding
The Natonal Association of
Secondary School Principals and
Herff Jones, Inc., are co-sponsors
of the Principal's Leadership
Award and will provide 150 schol-
arships nationally of $1000 each
Missy Nobles is Port St. Joe
High School's winner for the
1994-95 school year and will be
nominated for a national scholar-
The Gulf County Branch of
the American Red Cross is offer-
Ing a class In disaster services.
The course, Introduction to
Disaster Services, will be held on
Tuesday. January 10th, from
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., E.S.T.,
in the conference room of Gulf
All interested citizens are en-
couraged to attend. This course Is
necessary if Gulf County Is going
to be able to staff its own shelters
in case of a future disaster.
For further Information, or to
confirm your attendance, please
call 648-4019 or 648-5126.
Toys for Tots CAT members (back row from left): Officer Shirley Da-
vis, Lt.. Chuck Sexton, Maintenanc.e/Construction Superintendenit
Jay Davis. Vocational Instructor Cleve-Barfleld, Ms. Penny McLe-
more, Sgt. Mike Bailey, Assistant Superintendent Dinah Poore.
(front row,' frdoh left)Rev. Lavelle Enterkin, Rev. Richard Maddox,
SInmate Tim-Haidebnbrook, I mante Richard Straub,- Ms. Rena- Slate
S and'Rev Johnny Jenkins." .
For Tots Program
Gulf Correctional -Institution
staff and Inmates presented local.
civic and. 'church ,leaders 'with
over 300 handmade wooden toys
in this year's Toys for Tots. pro-
Sgram. vocational Instructor Cleve
Barfleld worked with Inmates
throughout the year using scrap
wood to turn out many beautiful
airplanes, helicopters, boats.
baby cradles, etc.
Public Notice -
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
The Gulf Co. School Board Invites State Licensed
Electrical contractors to submit a sealed bid lor
lighting the Wewahitchka HS Baseball Field. Spedc. -
ficabtions have been selected based on recommen-
dations from local power companies, other school
districts. & vendors. All bids must be for the same
or equivalent compatible equipment unless mutual
agreement between bidder & the School Board carn
be reached. Details & bid packets can be obtained
by calling L A. Mathes. Principal. W.H.S.. at (904)
639 2228 or 639-5356 A.S.A.P Bids must be sub-
mirted sealed, marked bid a95-007. & must be re-
ceived bv Jan. 10, 1995. 8 G00 am. Central Time.
Submit to:gon e
Mr. Charles T. Watson "D on't
Director of Support Swvc
Gulf Co. Schools
Admin Office a
,, B02N.i annOy '
* Port St. Joe, FL 33496
ltcI 12/29/94 '
Wes Taylor presents Missy Nobles with Leadership
I. ,,. 1
"" As a new year approacnes, we'd like t renew )
our, commitment to providing you with :-
courteous service the whole year through. 1
We're proud to be a part of this fine
't- community and would like to express our :
,heartfelt thanks to all of those who have
played a part in our success.
Best wishes to all in the year ahead. .
,'-,: Check Your
: SMOKE ALARM I
: fEvery 6 Months!
^ If You Need Information Or Help With This Care
PO Call 229-8266 )
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Gulf Cable TV Business Office
to Close December 30, 1994
Effective January 2, 1995, Costin's Bookkeeping Service at 224 Reid Avenue, (across
from Western Auto), in Port St..Joe (the same location for Florida Power payments),
will begin accepting payments for Rigel CSSF Joint Venture (d/b/a Gulf Cable TV).
Although the service department will continue to operate out of the old office on 503
Third Street, that location will not be open to the public. Payments will be accepted
at Costin's weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Payments may also be mailed to Rigel's
home office in Gordon, Georgia in the envelope provided in the monthly statement.
Customers with questions about their bills may call the Rigel Customer Service De-
partment weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. toll free at -800-388-6577.
For Service problems, call the local number 229-8880.
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tion network. The system was
paid for with a 50t monthly sur-
charge on the telephone bills of
St. Joseph Telecommunications
customers. The enhanced system
will allow expedient dispatch of
emergency crews when a call is
received. In a related move, many
streets with duplicate names in
the county, were renamed and
streets without names received
one,, as a central address system
had to be established in order to
facilitate the accurate reporting of
an emergency. When a call is
logged in at the dispatch head-
quarters, in the Gulf County
Sheriffs office, and the police de-
partment of the City of Port St.
Joe, the address the call is placed
from is displayed on a control
board, and also gives the dis-
park in downtown Port St. Joe. In
May the old courthouse held an
open house to showcase to the
public the many renovations to
the historic structure, the first
courthouse since Gulf County
was chiseled out of Calhoun
County in 1925. Two grants total-
ling $249,000 permitted the
Board of County Commissioners
to refurbish the previously decay-
ing building. (The original cost of
constructing the building was
only $90,000). A recreational
grant from the state, in the'
amount of'$75,000, enabled the
City of Port St. Joe to develop a
piece of property already being
used by the populace into the
Frank Pate Park, along -the waters
of St. Joseph Bay at the end of
Fifth Street. The park is complete
with lighted tennis courts, rest-
City's garbage; SHIP program in-
stituted; scallops reappear in
Gulf of Mexico off peninsula;
Johnson's Lumber sells to Capital
City Lumber of Tallahassee; We-
wahitchka businessman Frank
FEBRUARY Port St. Joe
High School SGA hosts 300 area
students; Mike McDonald pro-
moted to area manager by Florida
Power Corporation; Port St Joe
gets $75,000 grant for park;
School Board approves two per-
cent raise for teachers; Chamber
of Commerce installs Tonya Nix-
on as president; Dr. Joe Hendrix
and Dr. Wayne Hendrix are
named as Citizens of the Year;
Vicky Waters is first traffic fatali-
ty in hit and run; county signs 10
year agreement with Aigus for
suburban areas; St. Joseph Bay
Cleaners opens; Bill Jones and
son, Edward, killed in Calhoun
County wreck; Mexico Beach gets
$50,000 grant for park; St.
James' Episcopal Church gets
Sheriff Harrison in trouble for much of the year.
patcher the names of people liv-
ing there, and any special health
instructions that have been
logged into the computer.
WHITE CITY WATER Af-'
ter four years of planning and
construction, the residents of
White City received a potable wa-
ter system. A push was begun for
the system after a child became
sick from a water-borne disease
resulting from septic tanks and
lines being too close to wells in'
the area. Grants from the federal
government and loans raised
enough revenue to construct the
NATURAL GAS FOR WEWA
-, The businesses and' homeown-
ers of Wewahitchka were assured
:of natural gas service as St. Joe
Natural Gas Company began ex-
tending its pipelines to the com-
munity in the north end of the
UNCLE SUGAR'S "GIFTS" -
Numerous grants were received
by various governmental entities
within the county, allowing the
renovation of the old courthouse
in Wewahitchka to its former
splendor. to the development of a
room facilities, playground equip-
ment, picnic centers, and walking
SCHOOLS AMONG TOPS IN
FLORIDA Gulf County Schools
were recognized by the state De-
partment of Education in May
when they received notification
that they were rated among the
top five within the 67 school dis-.
tricts of the state In communica-
tion and math.
FPC CLOSES OFFICE -
Florida Power Corporation closed
its business office in Port St. Joe,
causing much clamor within the
JANUARY -,. Special master
recommends School Board give
five percent raise to teachers;
businessman J. Lamar Miller
dies; county institutes drug-free
policy for employees; Caroline Lis-
ter crowned '94 Junior Miss;
Lighthouse UUilities begins water
expansion In the Simmons Bayou
area; WIC expands in Gulf; Dr.
Oksanen renovated old Tapper
home for office; Argus wants
All rfrms cl Insurance
Homeowners Auto Flood
Business. a ckages Group Life Boat
Hospitalization Mobile Homes
COSTIN INSURANCE AGENCY, INC.
322 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe Phone 229-8899
Medicare Assignment Accepted For
Bay Eye & .1600 Jenks Ave'
Surgical Center PanamaCity,FL
CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT
0. Lee Mullis, M.D.
i The Hannon
Is Pleased to Announce
Its Association With
Allstate & The Travelers
Life Insurance Companies
"Call Me About Your Life & Health Insurance Needs"
new building: City gets deed from
St. Joseph Land and Develop-
ment for park; Sharks win Dis-
trict; Gulf signs contract with C.
W. Roberts to pave 5.5 miles of
road; First Union Bank sells park
property to City for $148,000;
county and ARPC settle with Raf-
field's Fisheries; MFC wishes to
close state waters to scalloping;
Terry Parrish gets liver trans-
plant; Sharks win Regional.
MARCH- 23 arrested in We-
wahitchka drug sting; Wewa-
hitchka library expands; U.S. gov-
ernment settles with Raffield
Fisheries: work begins on Faith
Christian School expansion;
Sharks win state basketball tour-
- nament? Des Baxter MVP; Baxter's
and Jermaine Larry named to All-
Tournament team; St. James'
Episcopal Church dedicated: Tra-
cey Fitzgerald is county spelling
champion; county gives St. Jo-
seph Telecommunications au-
thority to purchase 911 equip-
ment; county begins negotiations
for second prison site; Erica Ailes
of PSJES 'wins regional science
fair; Jeremy Tull signs football
scholarship with Jacksonville
University; Misty Loftin and
Georgette Walden win REA Wash-
ington Youth Tour; Tapper Fund
gives away $73,750: $300,000
signed for second prison; city
buys county's share of compac-
tor; William J. Rish named to
state ethics commission; city-
wide Passion playpresented.
APRIL George Hean Com-
pany opens in Highland View; lo-
cal delegation represents county
at MFC hearing on scallops in
Tallahassee, shorter season com-
promise; Patsy Lister is Gulfs
Teacher of the Year;. Jeremy Tull
second in state 'in weightlifting;
Nickolas Scheffer, 17 month old.
undergoes heart surgery; Bill
Wood' and Johnny Linton re-
elected to Port St. Joe City Com-
mission with no opposition; Amy
Tapper receives state benefactor
award for Florida from National
Council for Resource Develop-
ment; C. L. Costin dies; Highland
View fifth grade goes to Philadel-
phia, Pennsylvania on Freedom
Tour; county votes to' assess Wat-
kins Company $150 day fine; tax
roll of 759 pieces property adver-
tised for $94,778.58 delinquent
taxes; governor acknowledges
Shark basketball team; Sharks
win district track: five Lady
Sharks qualify for state; Lady Ga-
tors win' district softball.
MAY Gulf students among
top five in 67 school districts in
math and communications; an-
nual Seafood Festival held; Nutter
convicted of murder of Bobby
Middleton; 189 students qualify
for PSJHS Gold Card awards;
PSJHS wins Fred Rozelle Sports'-
manship award; Sharks win first
state championship in track and
field; Zyris Hill wins four state ti-
tles; Wewahitchka wins baseball
district; Lady Gators win district;
Bill Koran and Janna Knox crash
in plane; Gulf Pines Hospital re-
ceived $475,000 grant; auditor
gives county a clean slate, old
courthouse hosts open house for
$249,000 renovation work; 106
graduate from Port St. Joe High
School; Tim Hatcher and Jamie
Parrish have perfect 4.0 averages;
52 graduate from Wewahitchka;
Tom Coldewey dies; Faith- Chris-
tian graduates five in its third
graduation; Gulf County Senior
Citizens break ground on new
center located adjacent to library;
Eric Ramsey signs baseball schol-
arship; Lori Price wins creative
award for T.V. teaching.
JUNE Linda Richter found
dead; no more tobacco or T.V. for
prisoners in Gulf County Jail;
lightning strikes three at St. Joe
Beach; Zyris Hill and Scott Gow-
an named finalists for Track and
Field Athlete and Coach of the
Year; St. Joe hosts Dixie Youth
10-12 tournament; Emory Ste-
phens dies; Driftwood Inn burns;
Sheriff Al Harrison suspended;
James Coats appointed interim
sheriff; local Red Cross estab-
lished; White City water turned
on after four years; Boxers win #1
in. District tournament; Gloria
Griffin dies of liver disease; Port
St. Joe High School ranked ninth
in AA sports state-wide; 12 and
under and 16 & under win AAU
regional basketball: state director
assures local disaster team of
state aid; city votes to continue
its own garbage collecting; promi-
nent benefactor Amy Tapper dies;
County Board requests FDLE to
expedite investigation; local Wom-
an dies after abortion; Pat Floyd
resigns after disagreement with
Billy Traylor; Gulf Juvenile Coun-
cil gets $95,600 grant.
JULY St. Joe wins AAA 9
and 10 year old District baseball;
14 arrested in city for sale or pos-
session of drugs; FDLE says St.
Pete Times didn't get information
from then; flooding from Tropical
Storm Alberto (300 homes, 700-
800 people affected); new pastor
at First Baptist Church, Gary
Smith; Zyris Hill signs scholar-
ship with Garden City Communi-
ty College; Josh Colbert and-
Adam Taylor sign baseball schol-
arships; Port St. Joe High School
receives $10,000 incentive bonus
from state for preparing students
for college; PSJ All-Stars 10-12
win Sub-District and District; 12
and under and 16 & under win
state AAU basketball: Gulf
County named disaster area by
federal and state governments;
new pastor at Nazarene Church.
Bill White: flood clean-up begins
as waters recede: PSJ 10 year
olds win district: many qualify for
fall elections; FDLE calls in feder-
al agents; Coats fires Chief Depu-
ty Jack Davilla; Gulf schools to
tax 1.057 additional mill to f0-
nance middle school and lighting
and energy renovations.
AUGUST First middle
school to open in renovated wing
of Port St. Joe High School; city
raises taxes .25 mill (first millage
increase in 15 years); Wewahitch-
ka to get natural gas: Carl Rich-
ter and daughters file workman's
compensation claim for Linda
lc.htj tor. of up tp. $1 Q0.000:,Janie
Richter files workman's compen-
sation claim; Tropical Storm Be-
ryl dumps 6.7 8 Inches of rain;
Michael Hammond fired .from
Auxiliary job by Interim Sheriff
Coats; Wildlife Federation asks
EPA to delay Wastewater Treat-
ment Plant's permit for levels of
dioxin found in several species of
Port St. Joe's "Men of the Year".
votes to give election supervisor
more room, move judge's offices
upstairs in courthouse; J. Pat-
rick's expands to Wewahitchka;
Steve Hattaway and Greg Weston
Injured in industrial accidental
OCTOBER Another rain-
storm Inundates Gulf County
with five inches in 24 hours
(dampens Arts Festival); 11%6 of
voters turn out in second pri-,
mary; downtown marina pro-
posed by Chamber; School Board
and teachers agree on retroactive
official four percent raise; scallopp
.season reduced by .another
month by MFC; Michael Ham-
mond is new county commission
chairman: half million dollars in
federal funds to aid in repair of
flood-damaged county roads;
Head Start opens in Wewahitch-
ka; FICO donates land to Wewa-
hitchka Medical Center: George
Duren named to Gulf Coast Com-,
munity College's Board of Direc-
tors; flooding problems at Ward
Ridge; Wewahitchka High School
crowns Jennifer Marquez as
Homecoming Queen; Gulf Board
buys tub grinder; puts hold on
moving judge's office.
NOVEMBER 911 system
goes into action on November 1;
Gulf schools get $260.450 grant
for Blueprint for Career Prepara-
tion; city to use milled asphalt for
road repair: Nathan Peters, Billy),
Traylor and Mary Pridgeon are
elected to County Commission,
District Four and Two. and
School Board, District Two re-
slpectively.'; casino gambling and
net ban are overwhelmingly re-
jected by Gulf voters, however net
ban is approved statewide; Gulf
Board notified of tort claim by
Carl Richter and Barbara Grin-
slade: Terry Parrish succumbs to
liver disease; county applies for
beach restoration grant; Cypress
First Call on 911 System.
marine life in St. Joseph's Bay;
$30 million in flood assistance is
flowing to 12 Florida counties de-
clared disaster areas; Gulf fisher-
men ask for help to fight pro-
posed net ban;: Gulf County
makes $100,000 payment on 911
system; milled asphalt aggregate'
Ffor driveways raised concern;
Kendra McDaniel signs scholar-
ship with Thomas College.
SEPTEMBER City Super-
intendent proposed compost ex-
periment; Gulf Scholarship Fund
gives money to 50 students, 38 at
PSJHS, 12 at WHS; Wewahitchka
Gators win county football cham-
pionship; FDLE Issues report say-
ing Linda Richter's death is a sui-
cide; 52% of voters turnout in
first primary; Bob Moore defeats
Fred Witten, 2,122 to 1,790 to
take the county judgeship being
vacated by 20-year veteran David
Taunton; Oscar Redd defeats Bet-
ty Owens in School Board District
One race; Billy Traylor defeats
Jim Beatty in first-ever Republi-
can primary; Ricky Collins de-
feats Ken Strickland to win the
Democratic primary in County
Commission, District Two; Ted
Whitfield beats Joe Jackson and
Elmo Sander in the Democratic
primary for School Board District
Two; Glenn Hess wins Circuit
Judgeship over Michael Over-
street; Wewahitchka elects two
new commissioners, Harold Arm-
strong and Ben Nunnery; City of
Port St. Joe adopts $10,597,730
budget; DOT begins work on
Highway 98, 10.4 miles slated to
be paved; Wewahitchka Bank
opens beach branch; county
Medical opens: Wewahitchka
boys wins cross country district,
place seventh at state; Holly At-
kins is 11th at state; Gators (7-
3). play in first ever Rotary 'Bowl
appearance in Quincy; Germain
Clark of PSJHS in state cross
country meet: Sharks finish 7-3
and Leigha Davis crowned Home-
coming Queen: Harold Armstrong
killed in accident November 11;
Gulf schools ranked #one in state
in percentage of graduates, third
in low percentage of dropouts;
Howard Creek Road coming apart
from heavy truck usage; Annie
Gaskin, prominent Wewahitch-
kan dies; School Board members
Oscar Redd, Mary Pridgeon and
Charlotte Pierce installed.
DECEMBER Sharks start
basketball season ranked #one in
state; Blountstown back in Dis-
trict AAA: Florida Power closes its
office December 1; MFC allows St.
Joseph Bay to retain July. and
August scalloping season: Christ-
mas Festival in Port St. Joe De-
cember 10 and Wewahitchka on
December 17: Interiors Etcetera
opens in Port St. Joe; local exten-
sion office not affected by state-
wide cutbacks: Board vows to
fight Janie Richter's $35.000 set-
tlement from the county's work-
man's compensation insurance
carrier; Nikki Williams crowned
'95 Gulf County Junior Miss;
Board votes to ask governor for
Sheriff Harrison's reinstatement
or appointment of local replace-
ment; Al Harfison Indicted on 10
misdemeanor counts of alleged
civil rights violations of female jail
inmates; in special session on D.e-
cember 15, Coats informs Board
he has written a letter of resigna-
tion to the governor, requesting
time to complete a few projects:
on December 20 in special meet-
ings, Billy Traylor and Nathan Pe-
ters, Jr., commissioners, ask for
governor to retain Interim Sheriff
Coats until questions surround-
ing Harrison have been resolved,
don't want Frank Pate as interim
sheriff; Sharks win Holiday Clas-
sic basketball tournament.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 29. 1994.
Florida Now A
The number one 1994 political story in Florida has to be the tie-
breaking vote in the November 8 elections that broke solid Democratic
control of the Florida Senate since Reconstruction.
It not only reflects a break with tradition and the steady growth of a
two-party system in Florida, but perhaps even a fundamental change in
the way people think about politics. > .
"Effen it can happen in the Senate, it can happen anywhere, said
Untle Clem Rednek over on Flat Creek, but he "pooh poohed" the
thought there was a. change in political thinking. 'They'll just-keep on
finding new ways to steal over there where you work," Clem said.
I disagreed with Clem, but I didn't tell him so.. He was skinning a cat-
fish at the time and had a knife in his hand. Clem, you see, has this the-
ory that you ought to hang a politician once every four years on the state
capitol lawn just as an example to the rest of them.
It wasn't just the election that put the Senate split at 21 Republicans
and 19 Democrats. Or the thin six-vote majority Democrats got in the
House. Nor the narrow 70,000 vote win incumbent Gov. Lawton Chiles
salvaged over Jeb Bush;, Heck, I was around when Claude Kirk became
the first Republican Florida governor since reconstruction. Since then,
we've elected the second, Bob Martinez. Republican politicians aren't
much different than Democratic politicians.
It was the ideas, stupid.-That's what the historic takeover in the Sen-
No new taxes, term limits to bring back real citizen legislators, school
prayer, tax vouchers for studenLs to attend the schools of their choice, pi-,
lot programs to cut welfare, more prisons and boot camps to make our
streets and homes safe, and the elimination of mammoth waste in gov-
ernment. Wowl .
It's probably a good thing a few Democrats hung on in the wave of
change that hit Florida. Those ideas have to be tested. They're surely go-
ing to:be contested thanks to the two-party system and they're not going
to go away until they get a chance to prove themselves.
This old reporter likes that.
GILL NET BAN: The second biggest story in 1944 has to. be the con-
stitutional amendment banning gill nets in the coastal waters of Florida.
It's Important because like term limits that passed in 1991 it sets anoth-
er precedent in government by popular vote, instead of by the elected leg-
islature. There is a good chance such; votes are going to become much
more common in the future unless some needed reforms are taken to re-
quire more than just a majority vote. Citizen initiatives are a good way to
wrTest control of public policy from the professional politicians, but they
shouldn't be made too easy to accomplish.
Term limits (8 years in Florida) mark the return of citizen-legislators.
The gill net ban puts a whole working class of people out of work on
some half-backed and unproven environmental assumptions. Now gov-
ernment (as if it didn't have enough to foul up already) will have to take
care of fishermen like it should have but didn't help Liberty County saw-
millers put out of work so red-cockaded woodpeckers could have 300
acres of habitat per family. There aren't enough jobs in Tallahassee to do
1994 LEGISLATURE A SUCCESS: The often maligned Florida Legis-
lature-under the direction of Democrats Pat Thomas in the Senate and
Boley Johnson in the House-appropriated millions of new tax dollars for
juvenile justice programs and prisons, set up a historic clean-Lp plan for
the polluted Everglades, and took a short-step toward performance-based
"It was In clear response to what the public had asked from their
state- leaders," said Thomas. who presided over a 20-20 split Senate
chamber. Sen. Rick Dantzler, D-Winter Haven, who chaired the environ-'
mental committee, was the prime mover in easing the Everglades restora-
tion program through. It will tax sugar and vegetable growers and other
South Florida property owners and condemn 2,000 acres of set-aside
farm land to protect Florida Bay. His efforts were such that me and Clem
and Aunt Minnie picked him as our Legislator of the Year. Pat Thomas
was our runner up.
'94 SLEEPER STORIES: Two Florida 'stories, in 1994 which didn't
mhke our Top Five Selection, but rank as events that portray underlying
problems of this era at least and which will not go away. are:
*The suspension of white professor Gerald Gee at predominantly
black Florida A & M University for using the term "nigger mentality" in
trying to challenge his public relations class. '
*The Lake County School board that dropped a nation-wide bomb by
voting to teach an appreciation of our American Heritage and Culture,
then changed its mind after an election and didn't implement it.
Gee stood before his students who were complaining about the lack
of opportunities on campus for public relations majors to get some expe-
rience, and said:
"Sitting around and waiting for opportunities or not taking advantage
'of opportunities that are there is kind of what some would call a nigger
by Jack Harper
mentality ... It's the sort of thing that can keep people on the back of
the bus forever."
Gee was first dismissed by F.A-M.U. President Frederick Humphries
in a letter that accused him of violating school policy, a federal discrimi-
nation code and the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery. The Board of
Regents wouldn't let it stick. So the dismissal was changed to a two week
suspension without pay.
That would have been sufficient for the incident if it had died there,
but Gee's case has stirred up a nationwide controversy about freedom of
speech and academic, freedom. The controversy is wrapped around
whether there is a double standard that allows blacks to use the nigger
phrase but not whites, even if they are people like 1960's liberal Gee, 50,
who is from Ohio.
Me and Clem say we're all in this together. If they can call us honkies
and red necks which they do, we can call them niggers. I had trouble try-
ing to find out how to spell the dreaded word.
It's a little like the early American cowboy who Western novels tell us
said: "When you call me that (son of a bitch) podher, smile."
All Gee had to do, of course, was use the phrase, slave mentality,
and it would have been alright. But he shouldn't have to pay with his ca-
reer for his unwise choice of a wobd. The whole thing has been blown out
of proportion, like a lot of this black-white stuff that we all get so upset
about these days.
The other undercurrent story' that is not going away is the aborted
Lake County School Board policy. Because of freedom, opportunity, hope
and democracy, the "melting pot" culture of the United States Is superior
to other foreign or historic cultures, just like the policy said. Multi-
culturists might tell us that we have no common history or values and no
culture is superior to another, but everybody who has ever lived here in
their hearts knows better.
Capital News Round-Up
TALLAHASSEE (WNS) Outgoing State Comptroller Gerald Lewis-
bristling at criticism by Republicans and Florida TaxWatch Inc.-
canceled a plan to borrow $98 'million in bonds that would have been
handled by companies represented by longtime friends and supporters.
Lewis called for the Florida Cabinet and Gov. Lawton Chiles to review
the bond issue program under which the bonds would have been sold
and said he cancelled because the negotiations had been jeopardized by
unfounded and erroneous accusations.
The $98 million bond proposal was passed by the cabinet at its last
meeting of the year in December with lame-duck members. Including
Lewis, after 20 years in the comptroller office, was defeated by former
Marine Corps Gen. Bob Milligan. in the November elections. Milligan said
he would review the controversial bond issue when he takes over Jan. 3
and so did vacationing Gov. Chiles. ,
On Dec. 2, Lewis hired long-time friends and supporters, former
state Treasurer Bill Gunter of Bear Steams and fonner Assistant Comp-
troller Jim Eaton of PalneWebber to negotiate the bonds. The cominis-'
slons and fees would add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
SUIT THROWN OUT: Gov. Lawton Chiles may not be recovering that
$1.5 billion he says Illegal Immigration has cost Florida. A federal judge
ruled his suit against the U. S. Government was a political and not a le-
gal Issue. Tom Hemdon. Chiles's chief aide, said the ruling made in Mia-
mi federal court will be appealed all the way to the U. S. Supreme Court.
Chiles made his get-tough stance on illegal immigration to Florida a
part of the political campaign that won him his second term as Florida
governor in the November election. ...'
FAKE .SANTA U-_ Don't be-surprised If-you hear some rhubarb
about Fake Santa University.as-well as Free Shoes U when the Semirioles
meet the Gators in the Sugar Bowl at New Orleans January 2.
Santa's evil twins who told youngsters at a Jacksonville mall that
Florida Gator fans don't get presents and Santa wants F.S.U. to win is
now the talk of America. Maybe the world.
SThe parents-Chip and Lorie Crabtree-have received- about 100
calls from as far away as Seattle and California in the United States and
from England and Honolulu. Messages like: "that fake Santa was just a
grumpy old man; the real Santa is a Gator fan."'
According to the wire stories. Chip Crabtree told the Santa he didn't
appreciate him telling his six-year-old son he wouldn't get any present$
this year if he was a Florida Gator fan.
Then. according to Crabtree, Santa jumped from his chair, stuck a'
finger in his face and challenged him to a fight. Crabtree declined. Then
Staring dayOn Next Chstmas Gifts
By Paula Clark 0
In 1995, I hope to start my
preparations earlier for the sea-
'son. One year, after feeling very
frustrated with last minute things
to do for Christmas, I decided to
try something. In late December
and January. I spent what money
I could at fabric and craft stores,
buying Christmas supplies at half
price or better. Then. I began to
slowly and occasionally' plodaway
on projects. I sewed a nice, thick
potholder while watching a movie
with my family. I embroidered
scripture on bookmarks in the
evenings after dinner. I 'sewed a
dear aunt a Christmas apron. I
began sewing leftover strips of
Christmas material together into
a tablecloth. It was fun to do a lit-.
tle here, a little there. When
Christmas came that year. there
was so much more time to enjoy
friends and family!
Christmas often makes me
'think of love. Gift giving is an act
of love. One of the nicest side ef-
fects about starting on Christmas
projects early was that I noticed a
bit of a spring added into my
step, a bit of a song humming
more throughout the day. The
cheerfulness of thinking and pre-
paring to give made a difference
in my overall attitude on a daily
basis. I love to anticipate how
someone will receive a gift, espe-
cially those made by hand. In
1994, between two moves, start-
ing a new business in a new
state, and other family trauma,
Christmas was more difficult. I
.had little time to prepare, and I
find myself wanting to start
thinking about next year. So '
-many ideas come to mind, some
are: ideas I had for this year, but'
I 'read anh article a few weeks
ago about how men supposedly
aren't created to think holiday
preparations. The writer (man or
woman?) believed that women
generally do the bulk of the prep-
arations because of -how they
are/were created. Can this be? Is
this cultural, temporary apathy,
unfounded rumor, actually true,
or an outright lie? Somehow it
doesn't make sense. Men are gift-
ed with ai ability to plan ahead
for their families. I can remember
wood carvings my husband made
for our children, planned weeks
in advance. True, I can also re-
member years when he thought
of gifts he wanted to give, but it -
, was too late to start, or finish, or .
order it. So, maybe what we all
n eed is to think early in the year
about .the special gift project we
would like to accomplish for
someone we care about.
To some, it may sound ridicu-
lous to start preparing so early.
Think of it this way, taking twelve '
whole months to prepare for the
holiday helps you stay in the
"Christmas Spirit" 'all year!, Yout'll
never get so. easily caught 'at the'
last minute without a birthday, or
anniversary, or Christmas gift for
someone you didn't want to for-
get. Most of all, there will be.more
time to enjoy .friends and family.
We are blessed with only so much
timeJogether, and then it is gone.
What good then are unspoken
thoughts and deeds not yet done?
Tomorrow. I want to live in'
such a way that my children and
my grandchildren will not feel
shame for their country.- their
community, their family. I .want
to make a difference, stand for
what is true and right and good!
That tomorrow begins today.,
CALL FOR HELP ...
WHILE YOU'RE STILL ALIVE
TO BENEFIT FROM IT!
The Highland View Volunteer
Fire Department will have
volunteers who will be on call
to, take South Gulf County
residents home from their
celebratory New Year's Eve
parties on Saturday night.
Call 227-7313 for life-
saving driver assistance.
Year In And Year
Santa said "I'm outa here" and walked off.
Gat6r Coach Steve Spurrier, has. already endeared himself to Semi-
nole fans by referring to F.S.U. as Free Shoes University for the illegal
shopping spree star football players got in the Foot Locker in Tallahassee
as guests of player agents. That event was published in an article in
Sports Illustrated magazine.
Nobody has identified the grumpy Santa at the Avenues Mail.
I think it's my nephew Benny Harper, an F.S.U. grad and resident of
South Jacksonville. He is one' of those belligerent Number 'One F.S.U.
fans who is always giving us good, kind-hearted Gators a hard time. Yep,
it sounds just like Benny.
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About six years ago, an Omega, Georgia, man began suf- .
fearing from arthritis pain in his left shoulder. As a painter, the
pain was making it almost impossible for him to work. He
tried several over-the-counter pain relievers without much
success. .But, .rather than resigning himself to live with the .
pain he decided to search for a pain reliever that would really
"I knew that there had to be something somewhere to ease
the pain," Frank Clark of Omega, Georgia, said. "I couldn't
sleep at night because the pain was so bad."
In Clark's search for an arthritis pain reliever, -he ran
across an old home remed\ formula a friend had given him U"iA "amIm
several years earlier. He decided to give it a try. 4. .,,.
"I tried it that night and within about fifteen minutes I be- ,', C
gan to feel the pain ease," he said. "I couldn't believe it."
Amazed at th results, Clark called his family doctor to tell ~T -,' .
him about his discovery. The doctor asked Clark to bring a
sample by his office for some of his arthritis patients to try. .
"His patients loved it," Clark said. -,
i-le first had to come up with a name for the product. "I decided to call it 'Easy-"
Rub,'" Clark said, "because that's exactly what it is." "Easy-Rub" goes on cool, does:
not blister, and is non-greasy..It also had no lingering odor. .;*'2"*
"It's not going to cure rthnh,. but it will offset the pain and suffering by put-
ting down the inflammation and swelling." Just open the bottle and rub itpn
where it hurts. -
Clark is currently in the process of placing Easy-Rub in independent drug
stores all over the United States. The response has been overwhelming.
"It has taken me over six years," Clark said. "But, I knew I had an excellent
product that will help a lot of people to ease their arthritis pain. I had to make it
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,Lyda Mae Adkins
Lyda Mae Adkins, age 88, of
Port St. Joe, died Friday, Decem-
ber'23 at her home. She was born
in Fowlstown, Georgia and moved
to Port St. Joe in 1938 from Atta-
Mrs. Adkins was a registered
nurse employed by St Joe Munic-
ipal Hospital, currently known as
Gulf Pines Hospital. She was also
a member of the First United
Methodist Church of Port St Joe.
She was a fifty-year member of
,the Eastern Star and was also ac-
tive in the church circles and
Mission Society. Mrs. Adkins was
preceded in death by her hus-
band, George C. Adkins, Sr.
Mrs. Adkins is survived by:
one son, George C. Adkins, Jr.
and his wife, Mollie of Longwood;
three grandchildren, Sara Ann
Adkins of Longwood. Scott and
Stephen Adkins of Casselberry.'
Funeral services for Mrs. Ad-
kins were conducted on Tuesday,.
December 27 at 1:00 p.m., E.S.T.,
at First United Methodist Church
of Port St. Joe ,with Rev. Zedoc
Baxter officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in the Holly Hills Cemetery.
SAll services were under the
direction of Gllmore-Southerland
Funeral Home of Port St. Joe.
" Ernest A. Beliveau, 83, of In-
ddfian Pass, passed away Wednes-
day. December 21, in Port St.
Joe. Born in Rhode Island, he
moved to Orlando in the early
1950's with his beloved wife, Es-
ther, and son. Ernie. He was a re-
tired painting contractor and had
resided in Indi Pass for the last
four years. HT will be missed
dearly by his family and friends.
Survivors include his son and
daughter-in-law, Ernest A. and
Janet Beliveau, Jr., of Indian
Pass; his grandchildren Tami Be-
liveau, Cindy Sasser, and Cheryl
Peterson; and four great-
grandchildren, Jessica and Julie
Sasser, and Andrew and Austin
Cremation is scheduled. In
lieu of flowers, the family re-
quests donations be made to St.'
Jude's Children's Cancer Re-
search Hospital, ATIN: Memorial,
Fund, 501 St. Jude Place, mem-
phis, Tennessee 38105.
.All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Wauneta Brewer of St. Joe,
Beach passed away Wednesday
morning, December 21, at her
home. Reared in Kansas, she
moved to Panama City in 1963,
and for many years had been a
resident here. She owned and op-
erated Wauneta's Bookkeeping
and Income Tax Service.
Survivors include her chil-
dren, Martha Duff of Midwest
City, Oklahoma, Sue Hughes of
Hamilton, Kansas, Harold Beau-
mont of Panama City, Nelda Lin-
damood of Fort Worth, Texas,
and Lois Sapp of Lynn Haven; ten
grandchildren; six step-
grandchildren; seven great-
grandchildren; and ten step-
Cremation Is scheduled. A
memorial service was held at 2:00
p.m., E.S.T.. Tuesday at Long Av-
enue Baptist Church, conducted
by Rev. Chris Cribbs.
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
REV. BILL WHITE, PASTOR
S.. 2420 Long A.e.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
Sunday School............................................... 0 a.m .
Morning Worship........................... 1 a.m.
Sunday Evening ............................................ 6 p.m .
W wednesday Evening ..................................... 7 p.m .
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
First Baptist Churcfi
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
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
i nt Buddy Caswell
S Minister of Music & Youth
We Want You To Be
p 'Part of the Friendly Place
BIBLE STUDY 9:45 a.m. EVENING WORSHIP ..........7:00 p.m.
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 a m. WEDNESDAY 7:00 pm.'
CHURCH TRAINING 545pm
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue
Minister of Music
S' first UnitedMethodist Church
I111 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 am -.12 noon CT
'Catn h M Constitution And Monument
Catch the Port St. oe
THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School.........9:45,a.m. Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m. Choir Practice
Methodist Youth Wednesday ......... 7:30 p.m.
Fellowship ...........5:00 p.m.
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Charlotte Henderson
PASTOR YOUTH/ CIIOIR DIRECTOR
Getting in shape in '95?
*WQUTM E.0 g t w?0
Rev. Marty Martin
Presently meeting in
the First Union
Port St. Joe
Just do it! J
Sunday Bible Study -9;00am
Worship 10:00am and 6B0pmrn
Call about other meeting and ministry opportunities
In lieu of flowers, those that
wish may make a contribution to
the St. Joe Beach Volunteer Fire
Department or another worthy
Services were provided by
Comforter Funeral Home.
Ervin Forehand, 81, of Wewa-
hitchka, passed away Thursday
evening, December 22, in Bay
Medical Center as a result of inju-
ries sustained in an automobile
accident. A native of Holmes
County, he had been a resident of
Wewahitchka for the past 31
years. He was a. retired boiler-
maker, and was a member of Bot-
lermakers Local #199. He was
preceded in death by his wife,
Dorothy Forehand; and a son,
Survivors include his .four
sons, Ira Forehand, D, W. Fore-
'hand, and Alfred Forehand, all of
Wewahitchka, and Steve Fore-
hand of Sneads; twelve gran'dchil-
dren; six great-grandchildren; two
sisters, Beatrice Weathermon and
Dosie Courtney, both of Panama
City; three brothers, Doris Fore-
hand and Burlie Forehand, both
of Panama City, and Farmer Fore-
hand of, Wewahitchka: and a
number of nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services
were, held at 4:00 p.m., C.S.T.,
Saturday at "Roberts Cemetery,
conducted by David Taunton. In-
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
home, Wewahitchka Branch
John E. McKenzie. 76, of Oak
Grove, passed away Thursday
morning, December 22, in Bay
Medical Center following a brief
illness. A native of Wakulla
County, he served in the Army
during World War II, and had
been a resident here since 1950.
He was a millwright, retired from'
St. Joe Paper Company, and was
of the Baptist denomination.
.Survivots include his wife,
Avril McKenzie, of Oak Grove; his
son,'Mike McKenzie of Panama:
City; three granddaughters. Lea'
McKenzie of Panama City, Jenni-
fer Pollard of Colorado, and Julia
Newsom of Panama City; one
Pollard of Colorado: three broth-
ers. Clinton McKenzie of Sop-
choppy, Sam McKenzie, Jr. of Tal-
IClaasees,,and .David. McKenzie of-,
Crawfordville; and- two sisters,
Iris Bell of Tallahassee, and Dora
Hanna of Greensboro.
Graveside funeral services
were held at 2:00 p.m.. E.S.T.,
Saturday at Holly Hill Cemetery,
conducted by Dr. Clifton Elmore.
interment followed. Those that
wish may make contributions to
a favorite charity as a memorial.
All services were 'under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Donald Ray 'Tommy" Ste-
phens, 56, of Wewahitchka,
passed away Wednesday morn-
ing, December 21. in Bay Medical
SCenter following a brief Illness.
Hewas a lifelong resident of We-
wahitchka and worked as a log-
He was preceded in death by'
his' son, Tony Ray Stephens, and
his mother. Rosetta Stephens.
Survivors include his wife,
Judy stephens of Wewahitchka;
his daughter, Yolanda Lifnton of
'Wewahitchka; his stepchildren.
Charlotte Ramsey of Marianna.
Thomas Alton Arnold, Jr. of Pana-
ma City, and Rachel :Powell of
Marianna: three grandchildren:
five step-grandchildren; his fa-
ther, Leroy Stephens: three broth-
ers, Raymond Stephens, Albert
Stephens, and Brant Tucker; and
his sister. Mary Lois Beatty, all of
Graveside funeral services
were held at 2:00 p.m., C.S.T.,
Friday at Jehu Cemetery. Inter-
Called To Serve
The Church of Jesus. Christ
'of Latter-Day Saints has called
Heath Gentry to serve a two-year
mission in the Ogden Utah Mis-,
Ssion. He will be leaving on Janu-
., :All friends and family are in-
" vited to attend an Open House,
which will be given for, Heath on
Sunday. January 1 from .4-6
,p.m.. C.S.T., by Jim and Connie
Redd at their home located at 336
AtlanticA'venue in St. Joe Beach.
We all wish him well and
*- *. 3.
Revival at H. V.
uhChurch of God
The Highland View Church of
God'announces revival services to
begin on January 1 with Evangel-
ists Glenn & Janet Esterkamp of
Titusville. The revival will run
through Friday, January 6.,
Dr. Elmore and the congrega-
tion of the church extends a cor-
dial Invitation to everyone to
come and worship with them in
these evangelistic services. Ser-
vices are regularly held on Sun-
day at 10:00 a.m. (Sunday
school). 10:45 a.m. (morning wor-
ship) and 6:00 p.m. (evening ser-
vice) and on week nights at 7:00
An Early Stop!
Santa .made an early stop,
this year to visit Bay St. Joseph
Care Center. Tuesday, December
20th, South Gulf E. M. S. person-
nel delivered teddy bears provid-
ed by the Church of Christ and
gifts provided by Gulf Pines Hos-
The spirit of Christmas was
ringing through the hallways as
Santa and his helpers visited the
residents and spread Christmas
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka. Branch
I FOOT CARE
S *- HEEL PAIN BURNING FEET "
PAINFUL FEET' NUMB FEET
DIABETIC FOOT CARE
CAN BE COMFORTABLY & SAFELY TREATED
IN THE PRIVACY OF OUR OFFICE
DR. BURTON S. SCHULER
The Ambulatory Foot Clinic
Foot Surgery Should Be A Last Resort, Not First Aid
Most Insurance Welcome, including Medicare
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
2401 West 15th St., Panama City
I -----O ITUA IES
10 a.m. Sunday
7 p.m. Wednesday,
' 11a.m. Sunday.
/ Minister: Tom Skipper. 229-8310
WRITEFOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Aenue
Full Gospel Fellowship.
PETE WANCHIK, PASTOR
Office: 227-2033 103 Garrison Avenue Home: 229-9033
Sunday................................. 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Home Fell6wship.......... ......... ,............. 7:30 p.in.
Thursday Bible Study ......................7:00 p.m.
United Methodist Church
Corner of 4th St. & Parker Ave.
S / Lynwood R. Wynne, Pastor
Sunday School ............................. ......... ........ .................. 10 a m .
M morning W orship ............................................................................. 1 a.m .
Evening Worship .... 6 p.m.
SSt. 3Yoe ssemb[y of God
S 309 6fh StreetePort St. Joe
Ii Sunday School........................ 10:00 am
Morning Worship Service ........ 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Service ........ 6:30 pm
Wednesday Bible Study............ 6:30 pm
t Comet andRceive God's Bfessings t
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
SSunday School 9:45
SST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
/ 8:00 a.m. (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH f
823 N. 15th Street
Sun. Bible Study (all ages) ..................9:00 CST
Morning W orship .............................. 10:00 CST
Evening W orship.................................6:30 CST
Wed. Bible Study (all ages).................6:30 CST
Rev. Tommy Doss, Pastor
Pine Street Overstreet Phone 648-8144
Bro. Harold J. McClelland, Jr.,.
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.
;^ i,0 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
S 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
-Z SUNDAY WORSHIP.......................... 10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL.............................. 11 a.m.
u S N *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor
Advertising Pays Call 297-1278 or 299-8997
to Place Your Classified Ad Today!
New Life Christian Center Church "
'f .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,.Are Covenant Peope ..
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CHURCH OF CHRIST
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DALYDA1n nm '-1-1 An .. a ST.tJOB. rL 0-THURSDAY. Ins.. 'tot.
Fine Art, Reverse
Beveled Mirrors, Lots.
of Misc., Many
Fri., Dec. 30, 7 p.m.
82 Commerce St.
Caot Wade CfarfC
Bus. Lc.U AB0001239
Auc. Lic AU 1737 ltc 12/22
Chevrolet Nova 1976. V-8. 305 ci.
S. 88,000 orig. miles, runs good. $700
obo. 227-2063 tfe 12/29
'93 CHEVY EXTEND. CAB. 271 pkg..
65k mi., camper top. one owner, 229-
'94 CHEVY CAVALIER RS, 4 cyl.. PB,
PS. AM/FM, cass., AC. 18k ml.. 229-
6961. lie 12/29
'85 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham
E'Elegance. new tires. $2.500 obo.
Call 229-9282. lie 12/29
1976 Sport King Motorhome: 21' class
C. generator, hitch, motor has only
13.000 miles. $6.995 obo. Call 229-
9282. Ite 12/29
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. Mayhann Used Cars.
Wewahltchka. 639-5810. fce 12/1
STEVE'S OUTBOARD SERVICE,
White City. anytime. 827-2902.
Ax, Port St. Joe Lodge No. 11
Reg. Stated Communication
I 1st and 3rd Thursday of each
month. 8:00 p.m.. Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave.'
Jim Mannon. W.M.
Bill Jordon. Sec.
Surfslde Serenity Group, Ist United
Methodist Church. 22nd St.. Mexico
Beach. Monday 7:30: Friday 7:30.
All times central. 647-8054.
COSTIN INSURANCE AGENCY
All Forms of Insurance
322 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
THE FASHION EXCHANGE
220 Reid Ave.* Port St. Job
New & W-ed Clothing for the Entire
Family. Accessories and Misc. Items.
Hours 10.am. 6p.m.lWed. 9 am.
-1 p.m. Closed Sunday ",u i
Faye's Nail &
Tanning Salon N
TOTAL NAIL CARE
Certified Nail Technician -.
1905 Long Ave;, Port St. Joe '
Wolff Tanning System Call for Appt.
JOHN F. LAW
,29 Years Experience
NO RECOVERY-.-NO FEE
7229 Deerhaven Road, P.C.g, 12/1
Heritage Villas now leasing. One, 2
and 3 bedroom apartments. One
bdrm., $287; 2 bdrm., $319; 3 bdrm,.
$348. Includes trash removal. Locat-
ed at 398 24th Ave, Apalachicola, FL
904-653-9277. Equal Housing Oppor-
tunity. 4tc 12/22
Office building for lease or sale Spa-
clous, neat and convenient office in
business section of town. Will lease or
sell with .owner, financing. Call Bill
Sumner at 229-8226. Available after
Jan. 1, 1995. tfc 12/8
Gulf front,, by the pier, efficiency. I &
2 bedroom apartments, furnished.
Friendly, comfortable home away
from home, low, winter rates. Call
Surfside Inn, 648-5771. 8tc 12/8
.For Rent: Two bedmom. I bath apart-
ment, $365 month, $100 deposit,
229-6314. tfc 12/8
2 bedroom, I 1/2 bath energy effi-
cient apartment. $400 month. Call
229-6314. Lfc 12/I
Two and three bedroom mobile
homes. No pets. 648-82 11. tfc 12/1
Moss Creek Apts., 200 Amy Circle.
SWewahl-tchka. Affordable living for low
& middle Income families. 639-2722.
Rent I BR $260; 2 BR $285. Cen.
heat .& air. Blinds,, carpeting, stove &
refrigerator. Equal opportunity hous-
ing.' Hearing impaired #904-472-
3952. 9tc 11/3
2 bedroom. 1.5 bath. 400' off Gulf.
: $475 month. Deposit required. 647-
3461 evenings. tfc 12/1
12'x40' furnished trailer. Call 648-
5306. fce 12/1
The Phantry Hotel. Rooms Private
baths or dormitory style. Daily or
weekly rates. 302 Reid Ave. Port St.
Joe. 229-9000. lfc 12/1
Liberty Manor Apts.. 800 Tapper
Dr., Pqrt St. Joe. Affordable hous-
Ing for the elderly and the handi-
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const.. handicapped equip-
* ped apts., available. Stove & refrig.
fun.. fully carpeted. I bdrm.. apts.,
Equal Opportunity Housing Com-
plex. Rent is based on income.
This complex is funded by the Farm-
ers Home Administration and man-
aged by Advisors Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
LIC. *ER0013168 INSURED
C, R. SMITH & SON
Bocknoe work. dozer work rout
rake. front-end loader, lot clearing
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt
Rt 2, Box AIC. Porr St Joe
Tapes :* CD's Airbrush
Up to Date Releases
106 Reid Avenue
Sic 1.2 1
CATHERINE L. COLLIER
Independent Sales Representative
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
T.L.C. Lawn Service
All Types of Yard Work
MOWING, RAKING, TRIMMING,
WEEDING, CLEAN OUTS
AND ROOF SWEEPING.
REASONABLE MONTHLY OR
SEASONAL RATES AVAILABLE.
Let us do the caring while you're away
IN HOME SERVICE LOW AS $8.00 A DAY
Serving Port St. Joe & Surrounding Areas (904) 229-1065
ET 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
PINE RIDGE APTS., (904) 227-7451.
Rents starting at $225.00 pet mo. Af-
fordable Living for low to middle In-
come families. Featuring 1, 2. & 3
bedroom apts. with cen. h&a, energy
saving appliances, patios & 'outside
storage. For hearing impaired call
(904) 472-3952. Equal Housing Op-
portunity. tic 12/1
* Large 2 bdrm. house, sto'
frig., cen. h&a, screen poi
port & laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apartmer
S&refrig., washer/dryer hoo
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&
-washer & stove, fully, carp
Small 2 hdrm. home, auto
air. washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apartment.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
Warehouses. small and lar(
with office, suitable for smi
No need for wet carpets. D
them with HOST. Use roor
away. Rent machine. StL Jo
ture, 227-1251., thrn
Apartment for ren-
bedroom, 1 bath, c
carpet, d/w, ceiling
Call Kenny, 227-724
106 Second Ave.. Oak Grove.
misc. items. Friday Saturday
106 2nd Ave., Oak Grove,
HOURS: Tues. Sat. 8 a.m.-
Children & Baby Items, New i
MISC. ITEMS,'Tools, craf
furniture, etc: .
ve & re-
se, 1 1/2
Wastewater Plant Operator. The City
of Wewahitchka will, be accepting ap-
plications for a.Wastewater Plant Op-
erator with a minimum Class C LI-
cense. Applications will be accepted
through January 3. 1995 and may be
submitted to: 117 Second St.. 0.
Box 966. Wewahitchka. FL 32465.
The City of Wewahltchka is an Equal
upponunity Employer. .
Tweda McGlon. City Clerk
Full time maintenance pe
general knowledge of carpe:
trical and plumbing. Apply
at 220 9th St. -
eted. No Secretary. Gulf County Guidance
Clinic. Inc. Is, accepting applications
a for a secretary. Duties Include: typ-
.heat & ing. answering phones. filing, record-
keeping. Min. req.: high school diplo-
washer/ ma or equiv.. typing at least 40 wpm,
HRS screening. Must be personable
: and relate well to public. Applicants
tfc 12/1 with experience given preference.
Monthly salary plus excellent fringe
ae. some benefits. Apply to: Edwin R. Alles.
all busi- Exec. Director, G.C.G.C.. Inc.. 311
lfc 12/ 1 Williams Ave, PSJ, FL 32456. EOE.
ns right Cook'Needed: Kids Instructional Day
e Fumi- ,Service K.I.D.S.) has an Immediate
ru 12/94 opening for a cook. 'Duties Include:
meal preparation, meal planning and
purchasing, and accurate record
t, 2 keeping. Minimum requIrements are:
h&a, high school diploma or GED. Success-
fan. ful completion of HRS screening and
1 o regular training hours are required.
] pr Experienced preferred. Apply to
K.I.D.S.. 309 Williams Ave.. Port St
- 12/8 Joe. Florida 32456. EOE.
E Home Health Aide Immediate
WorkI Interim HealthCare is recruit-
ing Home Health Aides to join our
professional nursing team. We have
Lots of all shifts available in the Port St. Joe
8 -5. area. We offer excellent pay. desirable
tfe 12/1 work and no employment fee. Must
have Florida home health certificate
E .and one year experience. Call us to-
day. Interim Health Care. 747-0080.
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING PAYS!
Call 227-1278 to place yoursc-$3.50
for first insertion, $2.00 aawedk for
consecutive runs, plus 54 per word
for all over 20.
SAWS SCISSORS DRILL BITS
LAWN MOWER BLADES
LOCAL SAW SHARPENER
H. L. HARRISON
1008 McClellan Ave.
Call 227-1350 or 229-8522
LeicOn I inec
7:00 p.m. Cash Prizes
Early bird 5:00 p.m.
Meetings 1st Monday of each
month, 8:00 p.m.,
1st & 3rd Thurs.
BOB'S PAINT &,
29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
5x10 10xlO 10x20,
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. _# 227-2112
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Port St. Joe 227-2112
for mature individual to assist Region-
al Vice President of Primerica Finan-
cial Services. Take charge and man-
age a portion of .our multi-faceted
business. We offer high commission
income potential, flexible hours, many
other pluses. Could start part-time.
For interview, call today 648-8565.
for Any Occasion
Commercial -, Portrait Wedding.
SFr Details Call
KEN HORINE Photographer
Wewa Serenity Group. Presbyterian
Church. Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.
MOWIAING RAKING WiEEDOING
Servingg Mexico Beach. St. Joe
S' Beach & Port St. Joe
"I Will Work for YOU!"
Mexico Beach, FL
Lic. #5455 pa D-c
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
LAWN & GARDEN
Small Engine Repair
LaSwn Mowers "
Weed Eaters \-s
&* Chain Saws \,
j' '* Generators ,
328 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
Person to do landscape/yard care
work. Must have drivers license. Ap-
ply in person Barfleld's Lawn & Gar-
den, 328 Reid Ave. tfc 12/15
Bartender, all hours. apply in person.
no phone calls at Marie's Comer Bar.
Hwy. 71 & Overstreet Rd. in Wewa.
Needed: Applications being accepted
for resident manager and operators of
RV park in Northwest Florida. Man
and wife team preferably. Send re-
sume to: 1707 Montgomery Hwy.,
Suite 125, Dothan,'AL 36303.
Due to shutdown we have lost some
help. Versatile person with excellent
mechanical ability to work in Port St
Joe over 40 hours available. Pat, 912-
432-9316. e. 12/1
Part-time people for some evening and
weekend work in Port St. Joe. 912-
432-9316. tfc 12/l
The Gulf County School Board Is an-
nouncing a job opening for a School
Psychologist, The position will: be for
Port St. Joe area schools. Appllca-
ticoris are available at the School
Board office. Gulf Count6 School
Board is an equal opportunity em-
ployer. 'fic 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 12/1
CNA's needed for all shifts. Training
available. Apply in person at Bay SL
- Joseph Care Center. 220 Ninth St..
Port St. Joe. lfc 12/1
LPN, Medical Assistant. Wewahltch-
ka Medical Center has an opening for a
LPN or experienced Medical Assistant
Prefer candidate with basic X-ray cer-
tification. Hours 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Mon-
day Friday. Application is available,
at the Wewa Medical Center. Closing
date for applications: Jan. 3, 1995.
EOE. 2tc 12/22
* Would like experienced person for
night duty with elderly gentleman.
Call 227-7444 after 4 p.m.
MISC. g e ISAL .u. p '
Pistol. .357 magnum. $299 obo. Call
229-9282. 3tc 12/15
Cuts, Color, Frosting, Perms
Betty's Beauty Salon
"A Family Salon" '
311 Madison St. / Betty Heath
Oak Grove Owrier/Mgr.
STUTZMAN COST. CO.
C3 All Types Roofing
30 years experience
Lic. #RB0030039, RC 0038936
"Where Quality Is Higher
COUNSELING FOR CHILDREN,
ADOLESCENTS, AND ADULTS
Barbara K. Miner, LCSW, ACSW
Lie. Clinical Social Worker. License #SW0002721
518-A First St. Evenings & Sat. by Appt.
Port St. Joe, FL (904) 229-1018
Port St. Joe Western Auto now hon-
oring entire Panama City Western
Auto company store advertised sale
prices. 227-1105, 219 Reid Ave.
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 TOOI 227-1105.
Western Auto Special. Computer spin
balance 4 tires, and tire rotation.
$19.95. 227-1105. tfc' 12/1
FREE: Eight lesson Bible study.
Postage .and envelope supplied.
Send request to Bible Study. P. 0.
Box 758. Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
.. .... tfc 1i2/1
Craftsman tools and Die Hard bat-
teries are available now at Western
Auto Store. 219 Reid Ave. 227- 1105.
2 bedroom. 2 bath brick home on Chi-
pola River. Also on the one acre lot is
a guest house, storage. bldg., boat-
house. deck. walkway ,&. dock.
$98.000. 639-2641. 2to 12/29
Land for Sale: 4.37 acres located in
Wewahltchka on Johnson Lane inside
city limits. Road frontage accessible.
Residential area. For sale by owner.
Call Sara North. 912-524-5458.
2 bedroom. I bath home. Call 648-
8686. 4te 12/15
For Sale or Rent: One bedroom du-
plex.apartments with lot 2 bedroom
mobile: home with lot Beacon Hill.
Call647-,3402. tfe 12/15
"Handyman Special" 3 bdrm., .2 bath
shell house, beautiful 1/2 acre. C-30
south Cape San Bias area. Reasona-
bly priced. Financing available. 227-1
7506. 9tc 11/3
Business for Sale: Phantry Building
and extra lot. Income producing.
-,Three business units downstairs and
a manager's apartment, Four hotel
rooms w/full baths upstairs. 24 cli-
rmate-cpnrolled mirrni-storage units
upstairs and down. Best location in
town for detail outlets. Call 1-800-
800-9894. tfc 12/1
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, PSJ
Sunday meetings at Big Barn
-r - -
'St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
Small Engine Repairs
Factory Warranty Center
706 1st St.-St. Joe
Harmon's Heavy Equipment Co.
Specializing In Black Top Soil
BULL DOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS
TRACTORS DUMP TRUCKS
L 648-8924 oV 648-5767 if no answer
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkpeping Service
FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 410 Long Ave.
Office (904k 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3220 Ic 12/29 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Pd. thru 12/
Une ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
S 5 for each additional word.
$2.00 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
TUESDAY AT NOON
FOSTER TREE &
No Job Too Big ....
.... Or Too Small
FREE ESTIMATES *
TRADES and SERVICES
TH TR.PR q- r- f.TM .i~- nr. 919
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. DEC. 29. 1994 PAGE 11
The Gulf County School Board met In regu-
lar session on November 10, 1994. at 5:00
p.m., in the Gulf County School Board Ad-
ministrative Offices in Port St. Joe. The fol-
lowing members were present: Oscar Redd,
David Byrd, James Hanlon, and Charlotte
Pierce. Ted Whitfield was absent due to per-
sonal reasons. The Board Attorney and As-
sistant Superintendent were also present.
The Superintendent was absent due to a
death in his family.
Chairman Redd presided and the meeting
was opened with prayer led by Charlotte
Pierce, followed by the pledge of allegiance
led by David Byrd.
PUBLIC HEARING ON POLICY CHANGE:
According to Florida Statute, the Board ad-
vertised the following policy changes to the-
Pupil Progression Plan in the local newspa-
per: Community Services Component for
Academic Scholars, ESE Special Diploma,
and. Requirements for Graduation. The
public was given opportunity on this day to
provide input. There was no response from
the general public.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On motion by
Mr. Byrd, second by Mr. Hanlon, and
unanimous vote, the Board adopted the
BUDGET MATTERS/PAYMENT OF BILLS:
On motion by Mr. Hanlon, second by Mrs.
Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board ap-
proved the following budget matters and
payment of bills: Budget Amendment No. I,
General Fund; Budget Amendment No. I,
Capital Projects. PECO: Budget Amend-
ment No. I. Special'Revenue, Food Service:
Budget Amendmenr No. I. Special Revenue,
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: On motion by,
Mrs. Pierce. second by Mr. Byrd. and unan-
/ Imous vote, the Board approved the min-
ules for October 4, 1994.
BID MATTERS: On motion by Mr. Hanlon,
second by Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote,
the Board awarded the low/best bid for
quarterly School Food Service bids #95-004
and 95-005 to Phillips Meats & Seafoods:
P.R. Harrell & Sons: WJ Powell Company.
Inc: Daffin Foodservice: The Merchants
Company. Lance, Inc.: and Dairy Fresh
PERSONNEL MATTERS: On motion by Mr.
Hanlon, second by Mr Byrd, and unanl.
mous vote, the Board approved to table a
'/ request for Jim Belin and Steve Maxwell to
share the supplemental pay position of
Girls' M/J Basketball Coach at Port St. Joe
Middle School until It could be determined
If the position was properly advertised.
A motion was made by Mr. Hanlon that all
paperwork be completed on all substitutes
before they are allowed to work. After dis-
cussion, Mr. Hanlon withdrew his motion.
The Assistant Superintendent was instruct-
ed by the Board to make sure all paper-
work which would include background and
fingerprint checks Is completed on substi-
rutes before they are allowed to work in the
Gulf County School District.
On moon by Mr Byrd. second by Mrs.
Pierce. and unanimous vote, the Board ap.
proved the following personnel matters for
the 1994-95 school year:
Approved a rank change for Chapter I Sec-
retary, Margaret Roberson, from Level III to
: Approved Kathryn Floore. substitute teach-
er at Highland View Elementary School, for
beginning teacher contract pay effective
September 26, 1994.
: Approved Vernon Eppinette for the supple-:
mental pay position of Girls Cross Counury
:Coach at Port St. Joe High School.
Approved Carl White for the position of
Principal Designee at Port St. Joe Middle
Approved Jacqueline Nickson as a School
Food Service'substirute worker :"0>
Approied'-Catherine Julius -and Annette
Wollard as substtufte workers In the Main-
tenance Department." '
Approved the following as certified substi-
tute teachers in the Gulf County School
System: Carl Ritchie. Tonya Plair, Kelli
Renshaw. and Vlane Frye.
Approved Mary Ann Peak and Brenda Eu-
banks Little as School Food Service substd-
Approved the following Professional Orien-
tation Program team: Beginning Teacher -
Cindl Mixon: Peer Teacher Minnie Likely:
Other "Professional Educator S.M Eu-
Approved a Contract for Professional Ser.
vices with Martha Weimorts for instructing
an inserice class for teachers on the use of
the computer for the period of September
6, 1994 November 22. 1994.
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by Mr.
Hanlon, second by Mrs. Pierce. and unani-
mous vote. the Board approved to table
amendments to the 1994-95 Drop Out Pre-,
vention Plani due to the eligibility of the"
On motion by Mr. Byrd. second by Mr.'
Hanlon, and unanimous vote,, the Board
approved the following program matters:
Approved an Agreement with Washington
County School Board on behalf of the Pan-
handle Area Educational Cooperative for
services to implement to Panhandle Even
Start'Consortium Project for the period of
October 1, 1994 September 30; 1995. "
Approved a project application for the,
Dwight D. Eisenhower Mathematics and
Science Education Act Title II program for..
school year 1994-95
STUDENT MATTERS: On motion by Mr.
Byrd, second by Mrs.- Pierce. and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved the follow--
ing student matters:
Approved a Student. Transportation Re-
quest using private vehicles for the ESE
Life Managemeni Clas- to visit county and
city buildings, banking facilities. grocery
store, and health clinic in the downtown
area of Port St. Joe on November 17 and
FoV Sale by Owner: 1.4 acres at Sim-
mons Bayou, close to golf courses,
town and beaches. Call 229-2708, af-
te5 p.m. tfc 12/1
14'x70' Fleetwood mobile home with
lot, new cen. ac, 1/2 mile fromLands
Landing. Quiet neighborhood, paved
roads, $24,500. 904-227-1313.
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.
TFor appt. call 229-8076 or 784-7841.
Owner financing. High and dry, 5 acre
homesite, 240 ft. well, septic, work-
shop, 1 1/2 mile N. Dead Lakes Pk,
647-3581.' tfc 12/1
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 12/1
Approved a Student Transportation Re-
quest using private vehicles to transport
the Wewahitchka High School Cross Coun-
try team to a state meet in Jacksonville,
FL, for the period of November 11-12,
SURPLUS PROPERTY: On motion by Mrs.
Pierce, second by Mr. Hanlon, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved the follow-
Approved disposal of an old outboard mo-
tor tank located at the Wewahitchka Bus
Approved the following lunchroom equip-
ment located at Port St. Joe Elementary
School to be declared as surplus: Cooler,
#51-613; Cooler, #51-615.
Approved a request for the Chevrolet Sta-
tion Wagon being used by the Port St. Joe
High School Athletic Department to be de-
clared as surplus.
TRANSPORTATION MATTERS: On motion
by Mrs. Pierce, second by Mr. Hanlon, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved a re-
quest for a Head Start student to ride a
Gulf County School bus with the stipula-
tion that the North Florida Head Start Pro-
gram provide a Certificate of Insurance in
the amounts that are required by the State
of Florida for transporting students. ,
On motion by Mr. Hanlon, second by Mrs.
Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board ap-.
proved the- following transportation mat-
Approved new bus stop, #6273, at Jones,
Approved new bus stop, #5965, on Hardy
Street/ South Long, Overstreet Route.
Approved a morning" run for courier bus
#49 into North Port St. Joe to pick up stu-
dent mothers and their children, deliver
children to KIDS and student mothers to
Port St. Joe High School.
.Approved forbus #56 to pick up student
mothers in the afternoon .at Port St., Joe
High School, pick up their 'children at'
KIDS, and 'take them directly home. Also,
approved for Shirley Williams, driver of bus
#56, to work an extra one-half hour each
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: On mo-
don by Mrs. Pierce, second by Mr. Hanlon,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
to contribute $1,000 toward Port St. Joe
High School Project Graduation '95.
On motion by Mr. Hanlon. second by Mr.
Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board ap-
proved for Pam Lister and Patsy Lister to be
added to the Wewahltchka Elementary
School Advisory Council. .
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mr.
Hanlon, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved to advertise the following policy
change: 7.200 Minority Business Develop-'
The Board reviewed a news release from
the Department of Education announcing
Wewahltchka Elementary as one of the 112
Florida schools-to receive Retrofit for Tech-
nology Grant for 1994-95. No action neces-
The Board reviewed School Resource
Monthly Activity Reports for Port St. Joe
High School/Port St. Joe Middle School
and Wewahitchka High School for the
month of October, 1994. No action neces-
SET TIME FOR ORGANIZATIONAL MEET-
ING: The Board set 9:00 a.m. ET, Novem-
ber 22. 1994, for their organizational meet-
BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS: On motion
by Mr. Hanlon, second by Mrs. Pierce, and,
unanimous vote. the Board directed the As-
sisLant Superintendent to arrange for the
Supervisor of Elections. Cora Sue Robin-
son, and her staff to be recognized during
the half-time festivities at Port St. Joe High
School football game for their assistance
,-with"the voting process of the Port St. Joe
High School Homecoming Queen: and also,
for a letter of thanks to be written relating
to this matter.
On motion by Mr. Byrd. second by Mrs.
Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board ap-
proved for Board members, if they so
choose, to attend the Florida School Board
Association's annual conference in Orlan-
On motion by Mr. Hanlon, second by Mr.i
Byrd. and unanimous vote, the Board set
Wednesday. November 16. 1994, 2:00 p.m.
ET, for a special meeting.
VOTE ON POLICY CHANGE: On motion by
Mr. Byrd, second by Mr. Hanlon, and
unanimous vote, the .Board approved the
proposed policy changes to the Pupil Pro.
gression Plan with corrections.
ADJOURNMENT: On motion by Mr. Han-
Ion, second by Mr. Byrd, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved to adjourn the
meeting at 7:10 p.m., to meet again in spe-
cial session on November 16. 1994. Upon
request by Temple Watson, Assistant Su-
perintendent. the Board went into an exec-
The Gulf County School Board met in spe-
cial session of November 16. 1994,. at 2:00
p.m. In the Gulf County School Board Ad-
ministrative Offices in Port St. Joe. The fol-
lowing Board members were present: Oscar
Redd. Ted Whitfleld, David Byrd, James
Hanlon, and Charlotte Pierce. The Superin-
tendent and Board Attorney were also
Chairman Redd presided and the meeting
was opened with prayer led by Charlotte
Pierce, followed by the pledge of allegiance
led by David Byrd. i
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by Mr.
Byrd. second by Mr. W'hltfield. and unani-
mous %ote. the Board approved proposed
amendments to the 1994-95 Dropout Pre-,
SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT: The Board
reviewed a request for expulsion of a Port'
St. Joe High School student. The Board set
December 5, 1994, 10:00 a.m. ET for an
1029 McClellan Ave., PSJ, for Sale
by Owner: Completely remodeled. 3
bdrm. (1 sm., 1 bath, Fla. rm,, new
roof, carpet, cen. ac/h, wiring, plumb-
ing, etc. Well w/auto. sprinkler sys-
tem, fenced in backyard, reduced to
$54,000 obo. By appt. only. 229-
6861. tfc 12/1
1/2 acre lot with septic tank, $9,500.
Overstreet Road. Owner financing,
227-2020, ask for Billy. tfc 12/1
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 12/1
Wanted: Retired couple needs to rent
2 or 3 bedroom house in Port St. Joe
area. Call L. Bryant 1-800-733-0462,
9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 4tp 12/8
V ,in1~$A~i~ /4
BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS: Mr. Whit-
field requested the Board consider the pos-
sibility of lighting the Wewahitchka High
School baseball field. After discussion,
Chairman Redd declared the request an
emergency item. On motion by Mr. Byrd,
second by Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous
vote, the Board authorized the Superinten-
dent to begin the bid process for the light-
ing of the Wewahitchka High School base-
The Board discussed.the procedures for se.
electing bus drivers for extra-curmcular
The Board set Friday, November 18, 1994,
10:00 a.m. ETr, for a final inspection of the
newly constructed Wewahitchka Bus Barn.
Chairman Redd presented Mr. Whitfield a
plaque expressing the Board's appreciation
for his contributions and achievements as
a member of the Gulf County School Board
for the past fourteen years.
There being no further business, the meet-
ing was adjourned at 3:00 p.m.
The Gulf County School Board met in spe-
cial session on November 18. 1994 at 10:00
a.m. at the newly constructed bus barn in
Wewahltchka. The following members A ere
present: Oscar Redd, Ted Whitfield, James
Hanlon, and Charlotte' Pierce. David Byrd
was absent due to personal reasons. The
Superintendent was also present. Others
present were representatives of Fisher Con-
struction Company: Charles A. Gaskin, Ar-,
chitect. and Bryan Baxley.
FINAL INSPECTION OF THE WEWA-
HITCHKA BUS BARN: On motion by Mr.
Whitfield, second by Mrs. Pierce, and unan.
imous vote. the Board accepted the build-
ing with minor corrections
There being no further business, the meet-.
The Gulf County School Board met in spe-
cial session on November 22. 1994. at 9.00
, a.m. in the Gulf Country School Board Ad-
ministrailve Offices In Port St. Joe. The fol-
lowing members were present: Oscar Redd.
David Byrd, James Hanlon, Charlotte
Pierce. and Man, Pridgeon.
The following newly elected Board members
were sworn into office by Judge David
Taunton: Oscar Redd, Charlotte Pierce, and
Chairman Redd. presided and the meeting
was opened with prayer led by Charlotte
Pierce, followed by the pledge of allegiance
by David Byrd.
Mr. Redd relinquished the Chair to Super-
intendent Wilder for the reorganization of
ORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD: On mo-
tion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mr. Redd, and
unanimous vote, the Board elected Char-
lotte Pierce as Chairman of the Gulf County)
School Board for the next calendar year.
Immediately after her election, Mrs. Pierce
presided at the meeting. On motion by Mr.
Hanlon, second by Mr. Byrd, and unani-
mous vote, the Board elected Oscar Redd
as Vice-Chairman for the next calendar
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs.
Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following schedule for Regular
Board Meetings for the period of December,
1994 through November, 1995.
December 6, 1994 9:00 a.m. (to be held at
Wewahltchka High School): January 10,
1995 5:00 p.m.: February 7, 1995 9 00
a.m. (to be held at Port St. Joe HiFgh
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOUTE
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLOF
FOR GULF COUNTY
WEWAHITCHKA STATE BANK.
POLLY SUSAN WI-TIINGTON, as
sentative of ESTATE OF DOROTH
NOTICE OF SAIl
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pu
Judgment dated December 19, 1
94-341, of the Circuit Court, Fo
Circuit, in and for the County
Florida, in which WEWAHITCHKA
the Plaintiff, and POLLY SUSAN
as Personal Representative of E
ROTHEA L. GENTRY. Deceased,
I will sell to the highest and best
in the Lobby at the Gulf County
St Joe, Florida, at 11:30 a m. (
Wednesday. January 11. 1995,
scribed property set forth in the F
Lot Eight (8), Block 47., City
Joe, Florida, according to
plat thereof on file in the O
SClerk of Circuit Court, Gi
DATED this the 19th day of Decen
BENNY C. LISTER,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ ITony Knox, Deputy Clerk
2tc December 22 arnd 29. 199-
SIN TE CIRCUIT COURT, FOU
CIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
' AND FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: Estate of
VONNiE EVELINE i'EBER. aik,'a
B NOTICE OF ADMINISTI
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAII.
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE
SONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTA
IOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFI
J-ral0n/ of 'the -EsiLe o \'ONNIE I
a/k/a EVELINE WEBER Is pendi
SCourt for G.ll" County. Probate I
address of which is Gulf County
Fifth Street. Port St Joe. Florida
s.onal Representause of the Esta
K. WEBER The name and addrei
,Representative's Attorney is ROBERT M. MOORE,
324 Reid Avenue,. P. 0. Box 248, Port St. Joe, Flor-
All persons having claims or' demands
against the Estate are required within THREE (3)
MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE to file with the Clerk of
the abaoe Court a written statement of any darn.
or demand they ma, have. Each claim must be in
writing and must Indicate the basis of the claim.
the name and address of the Claimant or his Agent
or Attorney and the amount claimed if the clairr
is not yet due. the date when It will become due
' shall be stated If the claim Is conungent or unlriq-
uidated. the nature of the uncertainty) shall be
stated if the claim is secured. the security shall be
described. The Claimant shall deliver suffilent
copies to the Clerk to enable the Clerk to mail a
copy to each Personal Representause.
All persons Interested In the Estate to whom
a copy ot this NoUce of Administradon has been
mailed are required. WITHIN TI-REE (3) MONTHS
FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATIOl
OF THIS NO11CE. to file any objections they may
have that challenge the validity of the Decedents
Will. the qualifications of the PerSonal Represents-
School): March 7. 1995 5:00 p m.: April -4.
1995 9:00 a.m.: May 2. 1995 6:00 p.m.:
June 6. 1995 9:00 a.m.: July I I. 1995 -
5:00 p.m.: August 8, 1995 9:00 a.m.: Sep-
tember 5. 1995 6:00 p.m.: October 3,
1995 9:00 a.m.: Notember 7. 1995 5:00
p.m.; November 21. 1995 Organizational
There being no further business, the meet-
ing adjourned at 9:40 a.m.
GulfGCounty School Board Minutes
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NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
NO. 94-95 11
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
of Gulf County, Florida will receive sealed bids
from any person, company, or corporation Interest-
ed in purchasing from Gulf County the following'
1 1971 Ford Dump Truck, Sand Truck #100-
1 Craftsman C 68 Radial Arm Saw- #1'00-164
1 1974 Chevrolet P/U Truck-- #100-225"
1 Hydraulic Spreader Body, Model L-2020 -
Five-Point and Wetappo
Landfill will be closed
January 2, 1995
Pubiir. 12, 15. 22. and 29. 199-1
Who's going to make those
)ns for you? Need some
A ? Where will my
ENTH JUDICIAL tive, or venue or jurisdiction of this Court. ALL
RIDA. IN AND CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Case No. 94-341 DATE of the first publication of this Notice ol
Administration is: December 29, 1994.
/s/ MARGARET K. WEBER,
SPersonal Repre- /s/ROBERT M. MOORE.
EA L. GENTRY. Attorney for Personal Representative
P. O. Box 248
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
X (904) 229-8181
rsuant to a Final Fla. Bar #105269
994, in Case No. Dec. 29, 1994 and Jan. 5, 1995
of Gulf, State of NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
STATE BANK, Is NO. 9495-10
9 WHITTINGTON, The Gulf County Board of County Commissionern
ESTATE OF DO- of Gulf County, Florida will receive sealed bidi
Is the Defendant, from any person, company, or corporation Interest
bidder, for cash, ed in. contracting with Gulf County.for Its pur
Courthouse, Port chase of:'
Eastern Time) on 2 (two) 486 desk top design computers, 100
the following de- IBM compatible. 4MB RAM installed, 1.44MB dls
Final Judgment of kette drive installed, 200MB IDE hard drive in
Sof Port St. stalled, 1 MB Video RAM installed, 14" SVGA Mon-
an official itor .39 mm DOT Pitch, 14.4 Fax/Modem, Hayes
)fice of thei compatible, Standard keyboard, mouse ;and driv-.
offce of the ers, DOS 6.2, Windows 3.1, installed.
ulf County, 2 (two) Lexmark 2380 printers, or equivalent, Bdi
ber, 1995. includes delivery, Bid must state warranty.
b.er, 5. Bid must state warranty, detail number of expan-
sion slots available, and outside dimensions ol
desk top unit. These are the minimum require-
ments for this bid, any enhancements, eitherhard-
ware or software above these minimums would be
S Further information on this bid tan be obtained
JRTEENTH JLUD- from the Gulf County Solid Waste Department,
OF FLORIDA IN 1001 10th St., Port St. Joe, FL 32456, between
the hours of 8:00 am 4:00 pm, EST, Monday
kSE NO. 94-69 CP through Friday (904) 227-3696,
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te is MARGARET Clerk-of Court,
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GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Michael L. Hammond
/s/ Benny C.'Lster
2tc 12/29 and 1/05/95,
; NOTICE TO R EIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9495-09
a The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
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proper cqualified to ubl',m a pr posal for this
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PAGE 12 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 1994
Win Gulf Holiday Classic
Currently In Governor's Cup Tournament In Tallahassee
Jermaine Larry (11) passes the bal to Brian Jenkins on a fast break.
Des Baxter (24),and other Sharks put pressure on the Greensboro
Lady Gators Win Tourney
The Lady Gators of Wewa-
hitchka defeated the Port St. Joe
Lady Sharks in the Second Annu-
al Lady Shark Classic. Participat-
ing in this year's Classic were We-
wahitchka, Port St. Joe,
Apalachicola and Wakulla. Wewa-
hitchka defeated Wakulla on
Thursday night,. December 15
and Port St. Joe beat Apalachico-
la to get into Friday night's cham-
Leading the way for the Ga-
tbhis were April Jones and Diane
Taunton. The Gators won the
championship game with a score
Making this year's all-
tournament team were: Charron
Addison (St. Joe), April Jones
(Wewa), Diane Taunton (Wewa),
Kim Byrd (Apalach) and LaShan-
na Greene (Wakulla).
Coach Lacour and the Lady
Sharks would like to extend a
special thanks to all those who
helped make this tournament a
success. Among those contribut-
ing were the following sponsors:
-The Athletic House, Showtime
Video, Citizen's Federal Savings
Bank, St. Joe Raw Bar, Saveway
and The Star.
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Port St. Joe extended its sea-
son record to 12-0, winning five
games during the week, all in hol-
iday tournament action. The
Sharks' won their own tourna-
ment, -the Gulf County Classic,'
beating Bay High in the champi-
onship game 82-77 Friday night.
The Sharks defeated Greensboro
97-53 and Carroll High School of
Alabama, 77-61, earning a spot
in the finals with Bay.
St. Joe took little time off for
Christmas as they entered into
play for the Governor's Cup
championship Monday in Talla-
hassee at Godby High School. At
press time Wednesday the Sharks
had won their opening game
_ against North Hopkins, Kentucky
74-55 .Monday night, and Tues-
day night defeated previously un-
beaten Lincoln High School (Tal-
lahassee), 97-74. Port St. Joe
played in the semi-finals Wednes-,
day night at nine against Quincy
Shanks. A win Wednesday would
put them in the final game at
7:30 Thursday night.
ST. JOE 97, GREENSBORO 53
Six players scored in double
figures as number one ranked
Port St. Joe easily defeated
Greensboro 97-53 in .their first,
game of the Holiday Classic. .
Port St. Joe (8-0) led 50-33 at
halftime after outscoring Greens-
boro 30-16 in the second quarter.
High point man for the
Sharks was Chad Quinn with 31
points. Brian Jenkins added 15,
Damon Walker 14, Jermaine Lar-
ry 13 and John Bryant and Des
Baxter had II each for the
Sharks. Contoyla Tlliman led
Greensboro with 14 points and
Derrick Washington contributed
Gilcrease 0 1-2 1. Carter 0 0-2 0,
Bostick 1 0-0 2. Washington 5 1-3 13,,
-Christian 3 0-0 6. Vickers 4 1-1 9,
Lee 1 0-0 2. Tillman 6 2-7 14, Shorter
3 0-0 6. Totals 23 5-15 53.
PORT ST. JOE (97)
J. Larry 6 1-1 13, M. Larry 1 1-3
3, Jenkins 5 0-0 15, Adklson 3 1-2 5.
Walker 5 0-0 14, Quinn 8 2-3 21.
Baxter 5 1-2 11. Bryant 5 0-2 11,
'Crosby 2 0-0 4. Totals 39 6-13 97.
Greensboro 17 16 8 12-53.
Port St. Joe 20 30 19 28--57:
ST. JOE 77, CARROLL 61
After outscoring Carroll, Ala-
bama 18-10 and 16-8 in the first
and second quarters, they al-
lowed the Alabama team to come
back in the third quarter as they
were outscored by Carroll 33-23
to pull to within six points at the
end of the third quarter. The
Sharks put 20 points through the
hoops in the fourth quarter to
seal the win. 77-61. The win ad-
vanced them to the championship
game against Bay.
Des Baxter led the Sharks
with 21 points. Doyle Crosby add-
ed 14, Chad Quinn 13 and Dam-
on Walker 11. Jamie Terry led
Carroll with 17 points while Alvin
Young added 14 and Jeffrey Daw-
Young 6 2-3 14. Anderson 4 0-0
8. Dawkins 4 3-3 12. Terry 7 3-4 17.
Chill 1 0-0 2. Roberts 3 0-0 6. Smith 0
2-2 2. Totals 25 11-13 61.
PORT ST. JOE (77) .
J. Larry 3 1-2 8, M. Larry 0 2-2
2, Jenkin 1 0-0 3. Adkison 0 1-2 1,.
Byrd 1 0-0 2. Walker 2 5-911. llQuinn
,6 0-0 13, Baxter 7 4-4 21, Crosby 6
2-4 14, Williams 1 0-2 2. Totals 26
3-point goals: Carroll 1 (Daw-
Jdns). Port St. Joe 8 (Baxter 3, Walke
:2, Quinn. Jenkins,,J. Larry).
Port St. Joe
10 8 33 10-61
18 16 23 20-77
If you have one or more
teeth that are so badly de-
cayed and weakened by
gum disease that your den-
tist recommends extraction,
should you accept this rec-
ommendation or seek a sec-
ond opinion? No one looks
forward to replacing natural
teeth with artificial substi-
tutes. They're never the
same as your natural teeth.
You won't have the same
chewing efficiency, and
they certainly won't feel the
same as your natural teeth.
Even more disturbing, once
a natural tooth is gone, it's
gone forever. That's why
every feasible effort should
be made to keep your natu-
It may be that the teeth
in question are not only
ST. JOE 82,.BAY 77
For the second year in a row,
the Sharks defeated Bay in the
championship game of the Gulf
County Classic. St. Joe hit 14
three-pointers and used a 10
point halftime edge to fend off the
Tornadoes and clinch the cham-
The top-ranked Class 3A
Sharks (10-0) led 47-27 at half-
time before 5A Bay (6-4) rallied to
come back to only trail by 12
points going Into the fourth quar-
For the second consecutive
night Des Baxter led the Sharks,
this time with 19 points. Jer-
maine Larry added 16. Bay's Tar-
is Cropper was the game's high
scorer with 26 points. Anwar
Stewart and Damon Leonard add-
ed 16 each.
BAY, HIGH (77)
Russell 0 1-2 1, Cropper 11 2-2
26, Dixson 1 1-3 4, Fudge 2 2-2 7,
Stewart 4 6-7 16, Leonard 7 2-4 16,
Hills 1 5-9 7. Totals 26 19-29 77. "
PORT ST. JOE (82)
J.. Larry 6 3-3 16, M. Larry 1 0-1
2, Jenkin 3 0-0 9, Adkison 0 0-2 0,
Walke 4 3-5 14. Quinn 4 0-0 12, Bax-
ter 7 2-2 19, Crosbv 1 1-23, Williams
1 5-6 7. Totals 27 14-21 82.
3-point goals: -Bay 6 (Stewart 2.
Cropper 2. Dlxson. Fudge): St. Joe 14
(Quinn 4. Walker 3. Jenkisn 3, Baxter
3, J. Larry 3).
Bay High 12 15 22 28-77
Port St. Joe 18 29 14 21-82
In a. battle of unbeaten
teams, the Sharks handily defeat- ,
ed Lincoln 97-74, In the Govern-
or's Cup Classic hosted by Godby
High School in Tallahassee. Dam-
on Walker was the hero for the
Sharks in the win as he led them
with 19 points.
Walker had only scored three
points In Monday night's victory
over North Hopkins. Kentucky. "It
was probably one of the worst
shooting nights of my life. I just
hope tonight made up for It," said
Walker. He took Coach Vern Ep-
pinette's advice on using a large
practice ball to improve the arc of
his shpts. and it certainly paid
off. He opened the game with
three 3-pointers in the first two
minutes as Port St. Joe built a
23-10 lead in the first quarter.
Brian Jenkins hit another
three-pointer to open a 47-29
halftime lead after Lincoln closed
to within five. The Tiger Sharks
finished the half six for eight from
the three-point arc.
Using the depth of his bench,
Coach Eppinette substituted
players freely, conserving their
energy. Lincoln coach Paul
O'Halloran didn't have that luxu-
ry, and his players simply ran out
of gas. Eleven of the Sharks' 13
players scored, as only six of Lin--
coin's put points on the board.
"Port St. Joe Is just relent-
less. They keep coming at you,"
"It's hard for a team to hold
its intensity that long." Port St.
Joe coach Eppinette said. "But
once we got our starters back in
there, we were OK. At that point
we were fresh and they were
Port St. Joe's Des Baxter
helped the Tiger Sharks rebuild
their lead with four assists in the
final quarter. His teammate, 5'7"
guard Mario Larry led all players
with seven assists overall,
: "Coach told us that as long
as we kept with our game plan
that we'd win," Walker said. "We
just followed his directions."
badly decayed but causing
you pain, but ask.your den-
tist if anything can be done
to save them. Perhaps they
can be saved with root ca-
nal work to remove the in-
fection that's causing the
decay and pain. Perhaps
peridontal treatment or gum
therapy will be needed to
restore your dental health.
.Fees might be much higher
than a simple extraction,
but the investment may be
worth it, if you can save
your teeth. There's no teeth
like your own teeth.
Prepared as a public service
to promote better dental health.
From the office of FRANK D.
MAY, D.M.D., 319 Williams Ave.,
PORT ST. JOE (97)
Adkison 3, Baxter 17, Bryant 4,
Crosby 10, Jenkins 14, J. Larry 11,
M. Larry 2, Quinn 13, Walker 19, C.
Williams 2, R. Willliams 2.
Dagostino 15, Ford 2, Hill 11,
Safford 13, Smith 14, Williams 19.
Robert Williams (43) goes up for;a basket in the Gulf County Classic.
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