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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 1994
Streets Named for 911
Latest List of Recycling Instructions Released by Public
Judge Robert M. Moore
R. M. Moore Is Gulfs
Eighth County Judge
Robert M. Moore was seated as Gulf County's eighth county
Judge, Tuesday, when he took over the office from the retiring
Judge David Taunton. 'Taunton retired from the post after 20
years on the bench to devote his entire time to his children's
home in Honeyville.
Moore, a practicing attorney in Gulf County for over 30
years, won the position in the recent primary elections after hav-
ing served for nearly a year on the bench following the death of
Judge Sam Husband 20 years ago. He lost his bid for a full term
to Taunton in the general election of that year. Moore has served
as an attorney and a public defender since that Lime. Mooi-e was
-invested in a speclal-ceremony'in the cotirtroothtyesterday after-
noon at 4:00 p.m.
The new Gulf County Judge was recently married to the for-
mer Phyllis Beaman in November. They are making their home
in Port St. Joe.
Robber Hits Subway
Shop Saturday AM.
The Subway Sandwich Shop
on Highway 98 was robbed Satur-
day morning about 11:26 accord-
ing to Sgt. Tim Hightower of the
City of Port St.jJoe Police Depart-
ment. He said & young black man
rode up to the building on a bicy-
cle, brandished a handgun in the
face of the clerk and demanded
she give him the money.,
The man took .about $62
which was in the cash register
and rode off on his bicycle.
According to the clerk, the
man was of medium complexion,
dressed in jeans and a white T-
shirt He frightened the clerk with
his gun and threatening tone of
volie so badly she said she had
trouble opening the- register for
After the robbery, the man
got on his bicycle and rode off in,
a westerly direction on Highway
98, turning in on Avenue A where.
he disappeared.. Sgt. Hightower
told The Star that no arrests have
been made thus far but that sev-
eral promising leads have devel-
i hoped in the case. He and Lt.
James Hersey are still investigat-
ing the matter.
Marshall Nelson, Gulf
County's 911 Emergency Direc-
tor, approached the Port St. Joe.
City Commission Tuesday night
requesting that two unnamed
roads be given a name and one
road receive a name change in-
side the city limits. Marshall said
the changes needed to be made in
order for 911 personnel to give di-
rections to emergency crews re-
sponding to 911 calls and to
make it easier for the emergency
crews to locate particular places
and/or individuals in case of
Madison Avenue and Niles
Road are two of the names that
are creating some confusion for
the 911 Committee. Madison Ave-
nue runs through Oak Grove,
then the name changes to Niles
Road which runs in front of Port
St. Joe High School and extends
to Holly Hill Cemetery. The 911
Committee recommended the
name Madison Avenue be carried
all the way to the cemetery, drop-
ping the name of Niles Road.
The 911 Committee also rec-
ommended that the access road
to the new Middle School be
named "Middle School Road" and
the road that runs in front of the
Gulf County Library be named
"Library Drive". The commission
agreed to follow the recommenda-
tions submitted by the 911 Com-
mittee, but noted that Middle
School Road and Library Drive
are both located on private prop-
erty. recommending that the
property owners be contacted
concerning the road naming.
Nelson also reported to the
board that packets containing in-
formation about the 911 system
were, nearing completion and
would be.distributed door to door
by the local fire department as
soon as they were completed. He
said that along with Information
about 911. the packets would
also contain a questionnaire to be
filled out by the residents. The
questionnaire, when filled out
and returned, will furnish the
emergency crews with the medi-
cal history and other pertinent in-
formation concerning the occu-
pants of every resident in the
Public works superintendent
Frank Healy told the commission-
ers that there was still some con-
Short Cut to
Even Rudolph apparent-
ly likes to visit Mexico
Beach, after a season of
hard work pulling Santa's
sleigh-what better place to
Monday morning Dana
Angerer, an employee at Ca-
they's Ace Hardware, heard
a commotion in a fenced off
area between the hardware
store and The Fish House
Restaurant. She went out
to see what was the matter
and to her surprise a doe
deer had entered the back
gate and was floundering
around trying to exit out
the front of the enclosure.
Dana said she unlocked
the front gate and the deer
made a hasty exit, crossing
Highway 98 and was last
seen heading toward the
beach. She didn't notice
whether the deer had any
sun tan lotion, sun glasses
or beach towels, but maybe
next year she will bring
Dasher and Dancer, Prancer
and Vixen, Comet and Cu-
pid, Donner and Blitzen .
fusion concerning recyclables and
their placement in the proper
bags for pick-up. Healy pointed
out that the biggest problem con-
cerned cans and bottles not being
washed, out before they were dis-
carded in the orange garbage
bags. Healy said that the garbage
was being sold for fuel but that
* the buyer of the waste was not
permitted to handle material con-
taminated with food residue.
Commissioner Bill Wood
asked Healy for some clarification
on exactly what items went into
the green (table scrap) bag. Wood
said, "It's my understanding that
my Hungry Howie's pizza box has
to go in the bag also." Healy said
'That's correct." He further ex-
plained that any. food wrapper
that has been contaminated with
food residue such as a pizza box,
aluminum, foil, freezer wrap or
plastic wrap should also be. dis-
posed with. the table scraps in the
Healy tpld the board that.
(See STREETS NAMED on Page 3)
Coumty, Cities, Get Abundance of Free Dirt from Corps
The Gulf County Road De-
partment may soon have access
to more fill dirt than. they know
what to do with according to Bob
Lester, Superintendent of the De-
The U.S. Corps of Engineers
is experimenting with removal of.
dredged material which it. has
stock piled on the banks of the
Apalachicola River for nearly 50
years. The material is a product
of an attempt by the Corps to
maintain a shipping channel in
the river nine feet deep by 125
Over the years, the engineers
have stock piled huge mounds of
the dredged sand along the banks
of the river in low lying areas.
Some of the mounds they have
piled are as much as 60 feet high
and a quarter of a mile long.,
Some of them stopped up the
mouths of sloughs such as Corley
Slough and one end of the Virgin-
la Cut near Wewahitchka.
The Department of Environ-
ment Regulation has urged to
Corps to find an alternative to
their spoil storage methods, as
they believe they are disturbing
natural wetlands. The Corps has
decided to make the spoil in the
form of pure white sand available
to government entities located
along the river for use as fill dirt
or any use they may have.
Gulf County has already be-
gun using the dirt which Lester
describes as coarse building
sand, in such spots as G.U. Park-
er Road, Red Bull Island Road,
and the Stump Hole area to re-
pair flood damage. Lester said,
'We apparently can have all of
the dirt we want from the Corps.
They are barging it to a spot near
Gaskin Park at the end of Road
22 where we pick it up. on our
trucks to transport."
So far the county has recov-
ered some 2,000 cubic yards of
the dirt with much more to come.
Lester said the engineers are cur-
rently furnishing dirt to Calhoun
and Franklin counties from other
sources on the river. He said the
dirt is also available cities of We-
wahitchka and Port St. Joe at no
cost to them other than the trans-
'This will be a good deal and
source of dirt for Gulf County and
its cities in the future provided
the Corps maintains the current
distribution methods," Lester
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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JANUARY 5,1994
Say It Again
WHAT GOES HERE, ANYWAY? Our new Gulf County
Judge, Robert M. Moore has only been in office for two days and
already the'Panama City News-Herald is questioning his ethics.
Maybe we should. more correctly say; the Panama City News-
Herald is running stories about people from Panama City ques-
tioning his ethics.
People from Panama City---John Robert Middlemas, in par-
ticular--are questioning Moore's propriety in being on the side
of opposition to banning of the commercial fish nets in Florida in
a recent vote. Middlemas hints that Moore should have stayed
out of the battle to protect the jobs of a number of our people
here in Gulf County. The seated judge at that time declared his
feelings in the matter! The other judge candidate in the race,
Fred Witten, expressed which side of' the net he appropriately
stood on! We admire all three men for standing up to be counted
in Issues that matter.
Any person who will not express himself on the important is-
sues-particularly judge candidates-are not worthy of support.
Judges in Florida opposed the casino gambling question.
Some law enforcement officials supported the issue, and nothing
pertaining to ethics was said about either incident.
IT WAS NOT AGAINST the law to use nets in Florida when
Moore expressed himself. People were trying to change the law
and Moore, a lawyer, was giving his opinion about a legal matter
being decided upon. What could be more natural? Middlemas of-
fers his opinion of different questions in Bay County all the time.
It's his right as a citizen.
We predict a few more judges throughout the state will have
the opportunity to give their opinion about this law which has
removed a time-honored profession from a group of men using
nets to follow their profession just as they have since Biblical,
times. But then again, maybe the Bible was unethical inri telling
,us that Jesus and his disciples also used fishing nets to ply
We suppose our question is this: Does the News-Herald ob-
ject to all judges and candidates for judge, voicing their opinions- ,
-many of whom have been much more outspoken an this and
other issues than our newly-elected local judge-or is it just Gulf
county's judge that warrants their finger pointing. Gulf county is
NOT.your red-headed step-child nor does it want to be. So why
don't you take your blinders off and you will find that some of
the finestfolks in the world live here.
THENEW YEAR BRINGS us many new opportunities, as
well'as the opportunities to correct many mistakes we, have
made in the past.
Here in Port St. Joe aid' Gulf County, we have many oppor-
tunities for improvement in front of us which we should grasp.
We have many attributes which we can claim and develop which
many other places would give their eye-teeth to- have. We have
the benefit: of being, the historical spot on which Florida's first
Constitution was signed and we have claimed that sizeable claim
to fame very little in the past. We have some of the safest beach-
es in the United States and we're keeping them to ourselves.
Othershave recognized the fact that we have the fifth most
beautiful beaches in the world and we almost dare anyone to
cash in on them. Our beaches compare with those in Hawaii and
Hawaii att-racts millions of visitors each year and we attract only
a hand-ful by comparison.
COUNTIES AND.CITIES in every direction from Gulf County
are growing and attracting people, both permanent residents
and visitors, causing them to grow and provide income, boosting
the economy of the county and the living standards of their peo-,
ple and their children.
Every time we go somewhere and tell people Where we're
from, we inevitably elicit a. "You're lucky to live in such a place.
You have such beautiful beaches." or. 'You have such nice cli-
mate there." or, "It's so beautiful there. I could enjoy living
there," when we run across someone who know's where Port St.
Joe and Gulf County is.
WE COULD EASILY adopt the theme, "The. garden spot of
Florida." and be perfectly truthful. Instead it seems as if we are
bent on hiding our light under a bushel.
Let's start the new year off resolving to work together instead
of working against one another, to utilize the assets we enjoy in
such abundance to lay solid claim on our share of the better life
and all it has to offer!
Hunker Down with Kes
by Kesley Colbert
Resolutions I Have Known
lirst grade. \e were still taking
our coats off when Miss Carolyn
started around the room. Vicki
Fields got up and delivered a
speech on being a better student
and studying harder in 1954.
Alne Alexander sat right behind
Vicki and she stood up without
any prompting and went on and
on about obeying her parents and
listening to their wise counsel.
I didn't know New Year Reso-
lutions were mandatory until. the
1971 Postage I
Read 'Em and
LaRenda Bradfileld almost leaped
out of her seat to tell us about be-
ing a better citizen and following
the leadership of President Eisen-
hower. .... .
Folks, I'm fixing to be embar-
rassed., I didn't have a resol u tion
or a prediction! Furthermore, I
hadn't .even given it any thought.
,I just naturally assumed that in
my little corner, of theie universe-
?a tes,. -'' I
Weep .*'i ']
1954 was going to be a whole lot
Graylene Lemonds was gush-
ing over how clean she was going
to keep her room in the upcoming
My hands started to sweat. I
was thinking as hard as I could
but nothing was popping out of
my brain., I was trying to come up
with some world event nobody
We moved systematically up!
and down the rows,
Buddy Wiggleton sat right in
front of me. Hedidn't stand up!
"Buddy?" Miss Carolyn
nudged him gently.
I, could see the back of his:
neck turning red.
"BUDDY!" It was a little firm-
er this time and it got him out of,
his seat. ,
"Uh,, I uh.', it wasn't help-
ing any that Yogi, over in the next
aisle had tied Miss Carolyn's
three-foot ruler to his left boot
and he was maneuvering it so he
was .sticking it into Buddy's'"an-
"Uh -- uh," he wouldn't look
down and betray a friend, "uh I
want me a coon dog that will run
and tree like Mr. James Harold
Bomar's old Midnight Sun."
I jumped up and shouted,
"Amen and that goes double
Everybody laughed, but Miss
'Carolyn didn't make me get back
I vowed I'd nevojr face another:
new year without at least one
good resolution. ..
1 had a rough 1958. My Dad
stayed on my case all year. I
couldn't do nothing right! For
1959, I resolved to do better-to
not get into any real trouble and
to make my Dad happy. The first
Saturday of 1959 I wouldn't even
go over to Yogi's house. .1 knew
he'd be cooking up something
that would lead to n'o good. In-
stead, I took Dad's favorite dog
and we headed to the Obion River
swamp to roust out that old ghost
:; tdoon: Dake-'was' i-unnih'g'inr"no
unie and treed in Just da'feI'.rmin-
\ utes. I believed lehad the big onel
As I eased Dad's rifle up to. iny
shoulder a giant-sized king cotton
mouth cobra rattlesnake inocca-
sin or something like it brushed
against my leg. I did a back flip
into two feet' of cold, murky
swamp water. The gun, flying in
another direction, somehow went
off-strikinig Duke low down in
the left hip.
1959 wasn't a week old and
all I had done so far was miss the
ghost coon, lose one rifle and
shoot our best, dog . boy
howdy, what a start!
And listen, that's not the
quickest a. new year's resolution
went south on ine. One year I de-
cided I was. through getting mad
arid fighting with my brothers. Af-
ter.all, we were growing up, ma-
turing. We could talk things over
like adults. We were old enough
that Dad let us stay up 'til mid-
night "to see the new year in". We
were going to shoot off a few fire-
works to celebrate. Leon got a lit-
(See KESLEY on Page 3)
I Paid to Freeze My Buns for an Hour and Heard it Was Enjoyable
I NEVER SAW SO many peo-
ple who had driven so far, paid
money for the privilege, froze
their buns off for an hour in an
open-air trolley ride at night in 35.
degree weather, just to look at
But they did!
And so did I!
Frenchie and I bundled up
for the New Year week end and
went to Callaway Gardens to wit-
ness the. Christmas light show.
" GOallaway Gardens has been
putting up a gigantic light show
throughout about a third of the
garden paths for five years now,
and nearly half the southern
United States goes to see itl
They put up the lights
around the middle of November
and they are on display every
night through December 31.
We saw it Friday night.
To show you how popular it
has become, Frenchie-the driv-
ing force in our family for attend-
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ing. Ralph remarked, "Becky's al-
ready up there to see the lights."
meaning Becky Johnson, his sec-
I didn't run into Becky,, but I
ing flower shows and Christmas
light shows-started trying to get
reservations about the middle of
November. Finally, someone can-
celled the middle of December, so
she grabbed their spot for Thurs-
day and Friday, at the Inn.
I HAVE BEEN TO Callaway
Gardens several times, since
Frenchie has taken the initiative
to make reservations to view their
latest collections of plants and
flowers. I have never been to Call-
away Gardens when it was so
crowded and it was top cold
for outside flowers to bloom!
There were people, there from
Tennessee, Illinois, Kentucky,
Michigan, Florida, etc. They were
there by the bus-loads, just to
see some lights. I
Before we left to go. to the
Gardens, I. was in Ralph Walton's
office, taking care of some last
minute business, when I hap-
pened to mention where I was go-
ran into a goodly portion of the
rest of the people in the south.
THE LIGHTS FEATURED
some of the favorite themes of
Christmas, such as a lighted in-
terpretation of the. 12' days of,
Christmas, geese, toy soldiers,
snow, decorated trees, butterflies,
rabbits, toys, trains, etc.
One of the highlights, for me,
was three full grown trees, grow-,
ing beside a lake, all decorated as,
a single tree: They contained
three million light bulbs in a dec-
oration scheme which made three
trees appear as one. They were a
sight to see!
Another .was a frog made of
lights, sitting on the bank along-,
side a small stream which ran be-
side the garden trail. The frog.
took two leaps and landed in the
water, leaving, a ripple of lights
where he -hit the water-all done
IF IT HAD BEEN a degree or
two colder, it would have snowed.
The weather was- typical win-
ter. It was overcast and blustery,
with an occasional mist of rain.
You .know, the. type. weather
which keeps you in by the fire.
But, most people up there were
like us; they had that much in-
vested in an entertaining week
end and they were going to be
available to be entertained!
We'did the tourist bit all day
while we waiting for the chance to
freeze our patootie off, taking that
open air trolley ride at night,
viewing the lights.
-We toured Pine Mountain,
visited the little shops which
lined both sides of the three or
four blocks of the picturesque
small town. It's unusual in that
Pine Mountain has two main
streets, running parallel with one
another, much like a divided
highway; except that both streets
have traffic going both directions.
In between the two main streets,
ran the railroad tracks,which car-
ried trains ofthe Southern Rail-
road twice a clay.
What with people present for
the light show at Callaway Gar-
dens-only four' miles from the
City Cafe, which was featuring
hot chili, but wasn't doing much
business in the outdoor patio por-
tion of Its establishment-the lit-
tle' town was bustling! People
were walking the sidewalks and
going in the small shops.
It was much like what the
planners for revitalizing Port St.
Joe hope to with our downtown.
I CAN'T TAKE TOO much
cold anymore. If it were up to the
weather, it would have ruined my
week end. It seems like the older I
get, the better a soft seat before a
warm fire looks to me. I guess I'm
Regardless of the blustery
weather, the occasional misting
rain, the overcast skies, and the
City Cafe having their 'patio
closed to business, it was one of
the more enjoyable week ends
spent away from home Frenchie
and I have had in long time.
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fie bored while waiting the extra
hours that usually found us
sleeping. He hollowed out the end
of a corn cob with the tip of a file
and placed a firecracker in it. I
saw his plan and laid a cherry
bomb in a spoon. At the magic
hour we lit up arid fired' at each
other. I was trying to "load" an-
other cherry bomb when he tack-
led me. I bit his finger as he tried
to get a firecracker in my
mouth-I figured the time to be
about fifteen seconds into the
n I remember our 10th grade
year, Billie Ruth Klrksey casually
remarked that she'd like ,to drop
about twelve pounds. Yogi
glanced at her rather expansive
caboose and uttered these im--
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mortal words, "I think you al-
Our senior year my new,
year's thoughts. hopes and,
dreams were centered on getting
a date with Mary Hadley Hayden.
But you can bet I wasn't going to
get up in class and announce It
to the v whole world. I think it's,:
O.K. to have secret resolutions .
In homeroom that year Vicki
Fields got up and delivered a
speech on being a better student
And Anne Alexander went on
and on about obeying her par-
Sents. ,. '.
And LaRenda leaped up to
tell us about being a better citl-'
And Buddy immediately went,
to admiring one of Mr. James-
Harold Bomar's dogs. ,
And I came to the realization
"that all too often we talk more
than .we 'do when it comes to the
new year's resolution game.
A slim Billie Ruth Kirksey
stood up and she didn't have to
say a word-she, made us all
thankful for the exceptions.
Mary Hadley .. :. well,
Mary Hadley is another story .
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"I Remember The Year"
There are several reasons I'll never forget the year 1994:
One reason is 1994 is the year we sold our house; the home we
had lived in for almost 18 years. It was kinda like saying good-bye
to an old friend,'or seeing your girlfriend kissing another man.
Eighteen of our almost 25 years of marriage and family life were
spent inside those walls. But, time and people, change.
Another reason I won't soon forget this year is our first grand-
child, Jade Alexandra, turned one-year-old. Why, it seems it was a
-month or so back when she was born and now she's walking and
trying to talk. She's also getting into everything that's not nailed
down or six feet high.
And there is another reason I'll remember this year. It concerns
a promise a friend made to me about two months ago. Let me tell
you about it.
'A few weeks back I was invited to play golf with some friends. It
was the first time; I had played in over a year. Before we teed off I
was talking to .one of them and he mentioned that he had, on' sever-
al :occasions, played golf with Tom T. Hall, the legendary country
music singer, song writer, artist and philosopher. My friend is from
Apalachicola and Tom T., he told me...has a vacation home on St.
SThere are very few entertainers I would walk across the street to
see perform, much less pay the price of a ticket to get in. I can't
think of a single one outside the country music field, arid there's
only three who perform country music'that I would care to see. Tomr
T. Hall is one :of them. -..
I first started' listening to Tomrn T. Hall in the early 19,70's when
we lived in Knoxville, Tennessee. r don't remember the first song I
heard him sing. but I was an instant fan. And I'm not one to wor-
ship performers, but I have a healthy respect for those who have
talent. Almost every song I've heard Tom T. perform, he wrote. ,
Many of his songs are considered "classics:"
"Tom T, Hall is a fine, personable man," my friend told me. It
was not the first time I had heard that, either. "He likes all the
things we like and if one didn't know better, one would think he is:
just an ordinary person, niot a living legend." .
'Will you do me a favor?"/ I asked my friend, 'The next time you
have an opportunity to play with Tom T., will you see if you can
work me into the four-some?" He' assured me that there would be
no problem. "He's gone back to Tennessee right now, but he'll be'
back a couple of weeks before Christmas. When he gets back, I'll
set up and call you a couple of days before we play.
"An hour before you play will be enough time," I replied. "Just
give me enough nouce so I can make it to the golf course." He
crossed his heart over his golf clubs and a dozen Top-Flight golf.
balls, a sacred oath that he would. "No problem," he reassured me.
That was about two months ago and as of this date. December
24, :1994, I have not heard "hide nor hair" from or of him. Or, more'
importantly, from Tom T. Hall.
One of Tom T.'s biggest hits was his song, "I Remember The'
Yeai- Clayton Delaney Died." There are many, many others. of
course, but my favorite is, "Back When We Were Young." another of
my favorites is, "I Flew Over Our House Last Night." Actually, I've'
never heard one of his songs I didn't like. And that's saying a lot
considering the fact that there are one or two of Hank Williams'
songs that I don't particularly care for.,
The hour is Jate and I have decided that if I don't get the call I
was promised. I'm going to start writing songs and I have the title
for my. firstt one picked. out. It will be; 'T Remember The Year That
Roy SolomonCried.' The first verse will go like this:
"I remembnler the year that Roy Solomon cried: It was on the first
day of January, nineteen ninety-five. He made a friend a promise
and he didn't live up to it, so now he has two broken arms; another
golf ball he'll never hitl"
A promise is a promise. Royl
in the recycling ordinance in deal-.
ing with those customers. The or-
dinance calls for notification by
letter of failure to recycle, and if
the customer has not conformed
to recycling procedures within 30
days, a 50% surcharge will be,
tacked onto their garbage bill. If
the problem persists through the
next billing period, a 100% sur-
charge would then be added to
the customer's monthly bill and
would remain there until the indi-
vidual started recycling their gar-
Closing Cable Office
Mayor Frank Pate told the
board he had received his letter of
notification that Gulf Cable was
closing their business office in
Port St. Joe. "I consider this to be
just another slap in the face for
the city," Pate said. He alluded to
the recent closure of Florida Pow-
er's offices in St. Joe and that he
felt the board should consider re-
quiring all future franchise hold-
ers to maintain a local office. Pate
said he thought the cable compa-
ny's franchise was getting close to
expiration while there were still
several years remaining on Flori-
da Power's franchise.
Bids were opened for the
purchase of two new police cars
there were still some customers
who were not recycling their gar-
bage and that he would continue
to follow the procedures set forth
Gulf Coast Community
College will offer a Basic,
Handgun Safety course on:
Jan. 17, 19 and 20 from 6:30
to 9:30 p.m. This course is re-
quired for a concealed weapon
permit and all classes must be
attended for certification.
There is a $27 fee for Flor-
ida residents. Students
should provide 50 rounds of
ammunition plus ear and eye
Gulf Coast Community
College will offer an "Advanced
Handgun Safety" course on_
Tuesday, Thursday and Fri-
day. Jan. 31, Feb. 2 and 3,.
from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This
course will emphasize safety.
Students should provide 250
rounds of ammunition plus
ear protection and eye protec-
tion. There is an $18 fee.
"Creative Writing I" will be6
offered on Wednesday, Jan.
11, through May 3 from 6;30
to 9:15 p.m. Instruction in the
techniques of and practice in
writing the short story, essay,
poem, drama, or novel will be
given. Students must have
completed ENC 1101 or have
the consent of the instructor
to take the class. The fee for
the course is $99.09.
"Introduction to Sign Lan-
guage Systems I" will teach,
the current sign systems used
throughout the United States
as well introducing the history
of sign language.
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.
for the city police department.
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The board voted to accept the
lowest bid or the state contract
price whichever is lower.
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Two large trucks collided last
Wednesday morning causing con-
siderable damage to one truck
and spilling approximately 120
gAllons of diesel fuel when the
fuel tanks on both trucks were
ruptured by the collision.
A Gulf County Road Depart-
ment 91 Mack dump truck was
traveling south on Highway 71
when it attempted a left turn into
the Five Points landfill area ac-
At the same time, the Gulf
County truck was being passed
by an aggregate transportation
dump trailer -truck from Panama
City which slammed into the side
of the Road Department truck.
The two trucks were being driven
by David Kyle Green, age 27, of
Stone Mill Creek. north of Wewa-
hitchka and Joe Ramos. Jr., age
64, of Fountain. Neither drivers
sustained any appreciable inju-
ries. The Road Department truck
sustained approximately 6,000
dollars damages and the other'
truck had approximately $11,900
worth of damage.
'Traffic on' Highway 71 was
blocked for several hours while
the trucks were renioved and the
fuel spill cleaned up.
Trooper D.E. Grice charged
the County Road .Department
truck with improper change of
lanes or course upon being
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CHILDREN'S HEALTH FORUM
New Year with
Elizabeth C. Jones, M.D. j
As 1994 comes to a close, many people will give thought to the
year that has passed and will think of accomplishments and fail-
ures throughout the year. This self assessment is good and can be
applied with equal benefit to the family. Has the family done well
throughout the year? .Have the happenings in 1994 been negative
or positive-to overall family operations?'lIs there anything you can
do 'in 1995 to improve family relationships and functions?
There are a few basic health concepts I would like to offer for
consideration as you give thought to your families.
Obesity Is probably the number one health problem in the
country today. It takes concerted long term planning, cooking and
shopping to achieve optimum weight for all in the family. It is a con- '
stant battle, but one well worth winning. It prevents health prob-
lems that develop as a result of obesity.
Smoking 'is bad for your health and the health of those
around you. The marked increase in lung cancer Is directly related
Illicit drugs are unhealthy for people, families. and society in
Casual sex is unhealthy. In' 1991 Florida reported 32,205 cas-
es of gonorrhea., 728 cases of hepatitis and 2.567 cases of primary
Automobiles are unhealthy. The auitomobile causes more
death and'disability than anything else in our society. Few among
Sus Would be willing to give up this form of transportation so it be-
hooves us to use extreme care and operate the vehicles cautiously.
Children seem in-danger of losing the use of their legs-disuse atro-
phy. Y6ur child does not need to be driven 2 blocks to his friend's
Television can be unhealthy. The educational and entertain-
ment values- of television can be negated by the violence and poor
role -models presented-not to mention the poor food and exercise
habits that develop.
As the new year arrives, give thought to each of the topics men-
tioned above. Think how you as a parent can influence your family
in a positive way and make 1995 better than 1994.
k ,' .' .
visitor at Head Start
The three and four year-
old children of the Gulf
County, Wewahitchka Site of
North Florida Head Start re-
ceived a grand surprise on
Wednesday morning, Decem-
ber 21, when they arrived at
school and instantly realized
that Santa had been there.
Each of the twenty children
enrolled had been .left a spe-
cial gift under the tree. Grego-
ry Linton was thrilled with
his new remote control army
tank. and Brenda Neel was
filled with Christmas delight
when she opened up a cuddly'
stuffed bunny that Santa left
under the tree for her. All of
the children beamed with joy
as they opened the gifts that
were provided just for them.
Director. Sharon Gaskin,
ment in their program.'
The Head Start Program is
based on the premise that
children share certain needs,
and that children of low-
income families, in particular,
can benefit from a comprehen-
sive developmental program to
meet those needs. Thanks to
all who enabled the Wewa-
hitchka site of North Florida
Head Start to meet some of
those very special childhood
needs during this holiday sea-
son, and they look forward to
finding other means of fulfill-
ing this goal during the com-
Wewa Woman's ClubActive inDecember
December marked the end
of the first reporting year for
the present administration of
the Wewahitchka Woman's
Club. The ladies ended the
year with a fun Christmas
party. They enjoyed trivia
games, exchange of gifts, deli-
cious finger foods prepared by
club members and a surprise
visit from FFWC District 2 Di-
rector, Loucile Volk of Panama
Club activities during the
month', included a most suc-
cessfuPChristmas bazaar with
Santa on hand to greet the
children: members helped
make decorations for the city
Christmas tree; dressed dolls
for the Salvation Army "Dress-
A-Doll for Christmas" project;
bought and wrapped Christ-
mas gifts for the needy chil-
Thanks to all of- you for
making my birthday a special
day a day that I will
6 Trust me for
all your life
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? Like a good neighbor
State Farm is there.
dren in the community which
were delivered to HRS for dis-
tribution. President Betty
Cudebec, Hazel Bryant. Twee-
ta Gaskin, Ruth Hall, Rosenia
Kilbourn, Mary Pridgeon, Bar-
Matthew Dewayne Pope
Guess Who Just
Matthew Dewavne Pope
celebrated his second birthday
on Saturday, December 17th,
- with a Lion King party.
Many friends and family
members were there to help
him enjoy his big day. A very
special guest, his Uncle
George Blake from Pensacola,
was there to make the day
Matthew is the son of Tim.
and Sandy Pope. His grand-
parents are Mrs. and Mrs.
Robert King of Caryville and
Mr. and Mrs. George Blake of
Mark 40 Years
Mr. and Mrs. John Reeves
and Mr. and Mrs. Randy Phil-
lips request the honor of your
presence at a reception honor-
ing their parents Bob and Sue
Phillips, in celebration of their
fortieth wedding anniversary.
The event will be hosted at
the First Baptist Church in
Port St. Joe on Sunday, the
eighth of January, at three
o'clock in the afternoon.
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bara Shirley-Scott. Madge
Semmes, Lorraine Norton and
Dottie Taylor decorated Har-
vey Bryant's pontoon boat for
the local Christmas parade,
and with Harvey pulling the
boat and trailer with his pick-
up, the ladies had a fun ride
down Hwy. 71 in Wewa, wish-
ing friends, neighbors and
strangers alike, a merry
Christmas. This was a first for
the Wewa Club.
The next regular monthly
club meeting will be at 3 p.m.
on January 11, at Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative. All mem-
bers are encouraged to attend.
The family of Lyda 'Mae
Adkins wishes to express their
deepest appreciation for your
kind expressions of sympathy
at this time of bereavement.
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eral panel led by an orthopedic If in need of professional help,
surgeon issued back-care guide- see a health-care professional who
lines that are already sparking con- performs spinal manipulation.
troversy but validate what chiro- The guidelines, from the U. S.
practors have said all along: spinal Agency for Health Care Policy and
manipulation works. Research, focus on'the sharp, acute
The panel of experts is advising back pain that afflicts an estimated
people with sudden, sharp back 8 million Americarisand costs the
pain to: nation about $20 billion annually,
Spend no more than two to three according to 199.0 figures.
days in bed. The federal panel oftexperts, led
When you fill a prescription
with us, we'll take the time to
make sure you understand the
best way to take your medication,
any contradictions or side effects you might
experience or answer any other questions you
may have.. And-we-'keep accurate, computerized
records for all our customers.
opractors a crack at back pain.
by Dr. Stanley J; Bigos, professor of
orthopedic surgery at the Universi-
'ty. of Washington in Seattle, re-
viewed more than 3,900 studies to
prepare the new back-care guide-
"The real problem with back-
ache is not the pain but the impact
of being limited by the pain, which
can increase the possibility of long-
term disability," Bigos said.
Surgery helps only one in 100
people with acute low-back prob-
lems, he said, and there is no scien-
tific data supporting the use of po-
tent steroid medications.
* Rather than high-tech diagnos-
tics and therapies the panel recom-
mended applying an ice pack to
the painful area for five or 10 min-
utes. That should provide relief
within the first 48 hours. If not, a
hot shower or heating pad may
work. If those fail, spinal manipu-
lation probably is the best profes-
sional treatment, the, new guide-
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Two Pharmacists & two Pharmacy
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and all the staff of North Flori-
da Head Start would like to
extend a warm thanks to all
who attended the First Annual
North Florida Head Start
Christmas Benefit and for the
gift donations that allowed
twenty plus children to experi-
ence the excitement of the
All of the extra gift dona-
tions. received were sent to the
Calhoun County site of North
Florida Head Start to share
among the children in that
center. There were several rep-
resentatives present from that
county, and Wewahitchka
North Florida Head Start
.would like to truly thank them
for being such a special part
of their Christmas Benefit and
for their interest and involve-
I H SA. OT T JE T.-TMQnA-TA-5.19
THE STAR. PORT ST.-JOE. L aTHUSDAY.JAN. I fLU
WHEREAS, God in His In-
finite wisdom saw fit to call to
His Eternal Home our Beloved
Sister Lyda Mae Adkins on
December 23, 1994.
It ,s with deep and sincere.
feelings of sorrow that we the-
members of GUL F.-CHAPTER
NO. 191 ORDER AOF THE
SEASTERN STAR, pay our trib-
ute of respect to the memory
of our SISTER LYDA MAE AD-
She was a faithful and loy-
al member of our beloved or-
der for 50 years.
BE IT RESOLVED that
we extend to her bereaved
family our sincere sympathy
and pray the tender compas-
sion of a kind and loving HEA-
VENLY FATHER will comfort
and sustain and strengthen
Our wish is that tley may
be comforted with thesetwords
that Jesus said: "In my Fa-
ther's House are many manf-
sions: if it were not so, I would,
have told you. And if I go and
prepare a place for you, I will
come again and receive you
unto Myself: that where I am
there ye may also be."
BE IT FURTHER RE-
SOLVED: That a copy of these
Resolutions be spread upon
our minutes and a copy sent
to her loved ones.
Lovingly andt Fraternally
- Submitted By:
/s/ Aline Hightower, P. M.
/s/ Hazel Sims-
/A/ Mary Jane Trawick.
Post Grand Esther
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The Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club will meet Tues-
day, January 10, at the St.
Joe Beach Fire Hall at 10:00
a.m., E.S.T., with the presi-
dent, Betty Chancellor, presid-
ing. Hostesses for the meeting
will be Mesdames Barbara
Mannon, Jayne Kleeb and Vir-
An invitation to attend this
special meeting is extended to
all members, their husbands
and friends. John Foster,
guest speaker and an authori-
ty on native plants, will speak
on the invading plants and
trees in our area.
announces the opening of
her office for the general practice of law.
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THE STARPORT STJOEF 1995
"5 A Day" Is Great Way to Start New Year
Feeling weighted down.
with the holiday season al-
most over? Trying to figure
out how to drop those extra
pounds? Wanting' to eat
healthy but don't know how?
The '5 A Day' Program, which
promotes 'better .health
through eating more fruits
and vegetables, should be
your New Year's resolution,.
says State Health Officer, Dr.
"5 A Day is simple. Eat at
least five servings of fruits and
vegetables a day. and you're
on your way to a healthy
1995," Mahan says. "Not only
will you be starting a more
healthful eating pattern. you
may also reduce your risk for
certain cancers and other
Here are some quick tips
on how to-get started:
Snack on items such as
apples, bananas or carrot
sticks instead -of candy bars,
peanuts or chips. ,
Drink fruit juices instead
of soft drinks.
Piut fruit on cereals.
Have fruit for dessert in-
stead of cake, pie or ice
Stan E. Gilham
Stan E. Gilham has been
appointed to Gilmore-
Southerland Funeral Homes,
Inc. as the managing funeral
director of'Port St. Joe and
the Wewahitchka locations.
Gilfiam graduated from
Mid-America College of Funer-
al Services and is a member of
PI SIGMA ETA. National Morti-
cians Fraternity Chapter
Gilham has been with the
Southerland firm. located in
Panama City, since 1993, and
serves as pre need-at need Fu-
neral Director and Embalmer
with emphases on service.
Stan's wife. Martha, will
be operating the office as re-
ceptionist, lady attendant and
Keep a daily record. of
your servings so you will know
immediately where you are
with your '5 A Day'.
Here are some serving siz-
One medium. piece of
Six ounces of fruit or
One half cup of cooked
or fresh vegetables or fruit
One cup of leafy greens
-One/quarter cup of dried
Now Is Time To Plant
Yo ur Trees and Shrub s
Trees and shrubs should
be planted in the fall and win-
ter months, instead of waiting
until spring. The plants are
dormant during this time and
less apt to be injured by shock
from planting. Also. the
weather and moisture during
this period are ideal for the
gardener. Planting in the fall
and winter allows the plants,
time to become established
prior to spring growth and
bloom, and prior to summer
heat. Research shows that
roots of a plant continue to
grow and develop during the
winter, even though the above
ground part of the plant re-
mains dormant. You will also
find that your nurseryman
has a good stock of plants
during the fall and winter.,
and too, he can give you more
time and attention during this
season, whereas he can't dur-
ing the spring rush.
S. Before going out to buy
Big Bend Health
The Big Bend Health
Council will meet on Wednes-
day, January 11, at 2:00 p.m.,
E.S.T., in the conference room
of the Gadsden County Health
Department in Quincy. Data
profiles of each of the fourteen
counties will be presented for
acceptance by the council
during the meeting. Copies of
each profile will be available
from the council office follow-
ing approval of distribution.
During the meeting activi-
ty reports will also be given
from the Health and Human
Service Bqard, the Holmes
SCounty" Needs -Assessmeht
Committee, and the District 2
Community Health Purchas-
Two upcoming conferenc-
es, co-sponsored by the Coun-
cil, will be entitled Healthy
Leadership Training to be held
on January 18 and 19 and
Managing Burnout For Help-
ing Professionals on February
The public Is invited to at-
tend and will be given an op-
portunity to comment as time
From the Experts-
Microwave Safety Tips
Microwave o ens have dramatically
changed the %way we cook. The\ are
fast. contement and easy to use. But.
like an\ other cooking devices, they
should be treated wilh care and re-
Most of us know-or think %we
know-how to use a microwave oxen
safely. Some of ith following safety
tips compiled by Whirlpool home
, economists are just as pertinent to
veteran microwave users as to firsi
Ne\er cook or reheal a whole egg
in the shell Steam build-up in whole
eggs can cause them to0 burst and
burn you. and possible damage the
oen. Slice hard-boiled eggs before
heating, and cover poached eggs and
let them cool for one minute before-
cutting into them.
Aln a s :
use hot 0
pthe oven. Using a ot pad to pro-
h a d Ihand from spills is always
items good idheat-
ed in the
rowave energy doesn't heat containers,
but hot food does
Be careful %%lhen reheating liquids,
especially, ,%hen remnowing them from
the oven. Using a hot pad to pro-
tect your hand from spills is always
a good idea..
* Never lean on the open door or
allow a child to swing on the door
when it is open.
cook whole po-
tatoes. A fire
At the end of
ing time. pota-
toes should be slightly firm because
they will continue cooking during
standing time. After microwaving,
wrap potatoes in foil and set aside for
five minutes to finish cooking.
* Don't run a microwave oyen when
it's empty. If you want to practice
programming the oven, put a micro-
wave-safe container of water in it to
absorb the microwave energy.
Don't use newspaper or other-
printed paper in the oven; a fire could
result. For the same reason, don't dry
flowers, fruit, herbs, wood, paper,
gourds or clothes in the oven.,
Finally, teach children how to use
microwave ovens properly and safely.
"Millions of children operate micro-u
wave ovens every day iihoult adult
supervision," say Whirlpool home
economists. "With just a little' help
from adults who know the safety.
rules, these youngsters will quickly
learn how to use their microwave
ovens in a safe, responsible manner.
plants, study your site and
have.some idea what -kind of
plants would best fit your
landscape needs. For exam-
ple, if you need to shade your
patio or a window on the west
side of your home, look for a
fast growing tree with a broad
spreading canopy. Ask the
salesperson about the growth
requirements of the plants
you plan to buy. Do the plants
have special soil (azaleas re-
quire acid soil)? Do the plants
require serious insect and dis-
ease problems which will re-
quire routine spraying? Be
sure the ,plants you select are
tolerant of your local weather
conditions. Just because a
plant can be purchased at
your local plant shop doesn't
guarantee that it will tolerate
the summer heat or the winter,
cold in your area.
Inspect plants closely and
don't purchase those with an
unhealthy appearance or
weak, poorly formed, scarred,
or cracked trunks or branch-
es. Don't purchase trees with
double leaders or with main
branches clustered together
on the trunk. Leaves of abnor-
mal size or with excessive yel-
lowing are an indication of a
plant health problem. Also,
examine plants for insects,
diseases and mechanical dam-
After you have inspected
the above ground portion of a
plant, examine its root sys-
tem. The root system of a con-
tainer-grown plant should be
well established so that the
root ball stays intact when the
container is removed; howev'-
er, the plant should not be
root-bound. RoQt-bod nd
plants have a mass of roots
circling near the outside sur-
face of the container medium
and may present difficulty in
establishment in the land-
scape. Although cutting or
breaking up the root ball dur-
ing planting have been recom-
mended in the past, there is
not strong scientific evidence
to support the benefit of this
practice. The best recommen-
dation is not 'to invest your
money and effort in a root-
Equally as important as
selecting good plants is proper
planting procedures. The
planting procedure is the
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same for vines, shrubs and
trees, dig the planting hole
one foot wider as deep as the
root ball is tall. In some cases
where the soil is'hard or com-
pacted. it may be advisable to
dig a planting hole three times
wider than the container and
half as deep. Then mound the
soil to cover the sides of the
root ball. A plant installed in
this manner might require
more frequent Irrigation dur-
ing dry periods, but is not
likely to suffer from subsur-
face drainage problems.
Carefully remove the plant
from the container. Gently
place the plant straight in the
hole and be sure the top of the
root ball is not deeper than
the existing landscape soil
surface. Fill around the ball
with -soil 'and gently firm, the
soil. The common practice of
adding organic matter such as
peat to the soil that is placed
around the root ball Is. not
recommended. There is a sig-
nificant amount of research
that provides no evidence that
this practice is beneficial.
The success or failure of
planting., often depends on
whether the plants receive ad-
equate moisture. The con-
struction of a saucer-like ba-
sin around the plant from the
extra backfill soil will aid wa-
tering by holding water until it
drains down to the plant's
Note: All fruits and vege-
tables are promoted in the 5 A
Day program, except for avo-
cados, coconut, olives and
"Many people choose to' ao
on, a weight loss program;
they' lose some weight: they go
off the program, and many
times gain back the weight
they lost. 5 A Day is used to
make life changes. So. instead
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American eats between 2.5
and 3.5 servings of fruits and
-vegetables daily. The' national
objective of the 5 A Day pro-
gram is for Americans to
reach five servings daily by
the year 2000.
The Gulf County 911 Com-
mittee will meet on January
11 at 3:00 p.m., E.S.T.. in the
County Commissioner's Meet-
ing Room at the Gulf County
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and the general public are in-
vited to attend.
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The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sioners met on November 1, 1994 in special
session with' the following members
present: Chairman Michael L. Hammond,
and Commissioners Jessie V. Armstrong,
Billy E. Traylor, Nathan Peters, Jr. and
Warren J.'Yeager, Jr.
Others present were: Clerk Benny C. Lister,
Chief Deputy Clerk Doug Birmingham,
Deputy Clerk Debbe Wibberg, Planning/
Building Director Don Butler and Solid
Waste Director Joe Danford.'
The meeting was called to order at 12:06
p.m., EST.. ,, I .
Chairman Michael L. Hammond opened the
meeting with prayer and'Commissioner Bil-
ly' E. Traylor led the pledge of allegiance to
Commissioner Yeager discussed that Bax-
ter Asphalt had milled asphalt available
that can be purchased for $10.00 aton. Af-
ter discussion, Commissioner Yeager"mo-
doned to purchase, as a "single" source
item, milled asphalt for $10.00 a ton from
Baxter Asphalt. Commissioner Traylor sec-
onded the motion and the motion passed
unanimously. The Board agreed to pur-
chase up to $2,500.00 for each district.
Commissioner Peters motioned to proceed
with the abandonment of the County right-
of-way on Seminole Road In Winona Gar-
dens Subdivision. Commissioner Arm-
strong seconded the motion and the motion
passed unanimously. -
CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR COUNTY EM-
Upon discussion by Chairman Hammond.
Commissioner Yeager motioned to proceed
with the preparation of a Christmas part)'.
Friday, December 16, 1994, for all county
employees. Commissioner Armstrong sec-
onded the motion and the motion passed
There being no fu rter business and upon
moon by Commlsioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous
vote, the meeting did then adjourn at 12.21
The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sioners met on November 16, 1994 in spe-
cial session with the following members
present: Chairman Michael L. Hammond.
and Commissioner Jessie V. Armstrong.
Billy E. Traylor. Warren J. Yeager, Jr.. and
Nathan Peters, Jr.
'"Others present were: Clerk Benny C. Lister.
Chief Deputy Clerk Doug Birmingham,
Deputy Clerk Debbe WIbberg, Administra-
tor R. Larry Wells, Planning/ Building Di-
rector Don Buder, Building Inspector Rich-
ard Combs, Veterans' Services Officer Bo
Williams. Maintenance Superintendent Joe
Bearden, Solid Waste Director Joe Danford,
and Interim SheriffJames Coats.
The meeting was called to order at 12:10
p.m., EST.. ', .
Administrator R. ijay Wells opened the
meeting with prayer and Commissioner Na-
;than Peters, Jr. led the pledge of allegiance
to the flag.
Chairman Hammond stated that he would
have County Attorney Barbara Sanders
draft a resolution, as requested by the
" State. appointing a Sesquicentennial Com-
mittee from Gulf County to assist the Flori-
da Sesquicentennial Commission.
EASEMENT FILL DIRT
Upon request by Road Department Super-
intendent Bob Lester. Commissioner Arm-
strong motioned to approve an easement
between Gulf County and Bill Nunnery'for
fill din. Commissioner Peters seconded the
motion and the motion passed unanimous-
RECEIVE BIDS 09494-01 (10 VOICE
Pursuant to adverUsement to receive sealed
bids for 10 voice pager for the South Gulf
County Volunteer Fire Department, the
Board received the following bids First
Communications $3,992.00, 82,690.00
(alt.): Adams Communications $3,482.50:
The Communications Store $3.700.00.
The bids were tabled for further review and
recommendation by Administrator Wells.
Commissioner Yeager motioned to approve
the chairman signing the Gulf County Drug
Abuse Reduction Education Program Grant
(D.A.R.E.l'for the 1994-95 fiscal year in the
amount of 127,170.25. Commissioner Pe-
ters seconded the motion for discussion.
After discussion by Interim Sheriff Coats
regarding the grant requirements. Commis-
sioner Peters withdrew his second and
Commissioner Yeager withdrew his motion.
Chairman Hammond requested that Inter-
i m 'Sheriff, Coats speak with the Depart-
ment of Community Affairs and present his
recommendation at their next regular meet-
REVERSAL OF BUDGET AMENDMENTS -
OCTOBER 11. 1994 REGULAR MEETING
Commissioner Yeager motioned to rescind
the following budget amendments passed
at the regular meeting held on October 11.
1994. Commissioner Armstrong seconded
the motion and the motion passed unani-
Board amended the Fine and Forfelture
budget by reducing Reserve for Contingen-
cies Fine and Forfeiture Fund $1.320.00
2 and Increasing Law Enforcement
Board amended the Fine and Foreiiture
budget by reducing Reserve for Contingen-
cles Fine and Forfeiture Fund $3.500.00
and increasing Law Enforcement
SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT BUDGET
Commissioner Yeager motioned to amend
: the Fine and Forfeiture budget by reducing
Reserve for Contingencies Fine and Forfei-
ture Fund $4,820.00 and increasing Law
Enforcement Improtement to Buildings
84.820.00. Commissioner Armstrong sec-
onded the motion and the motion passed
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FINANCING ESU
Upon motion b5 Commissioner Trawlor,
second by Commissioner Yeager, and
unanimous vote. the Board agreed to ad-
vertise for bids for financing of the ESU ve-
ADVERTISE MAINTENANCE III POSI-
Commissioner Traylor motioned to adver-
tise for a Maintenance III position, contin-
gent upon that no one already employed
through the County has applied for, the po-
sition. Commissioner Armstrong seconded
the motion and the motion passed unani-
"ADVERTISE FOR BIDS TO SELL ITEMS
FROM ROAD DEPARTMENT INVENTORY
Commissioner Traylor motioned to adver-
tise forbids to sell the following Items from
the Road Department Invenion Commis-
sioner Yeager seconded the moon and the
motion passed unanimously.
(1) 1972 F-612 Ford Flat Bed Water Truck;
(1) 1971 Ford Truck; (1) 1973 Chevrolet
Truck: (1) Paint Striper; (1) 1963 Ford
Truck w/1250 gallon Asphalt Dist.; (1) as-.
phalt spreader (12ft); (1) hydraulic pump;
(1) 1974 Dodge Star van !
TRANSFER OF VEHICLES ,- PLANNING/
BUILDING DEPT., MOSQUITO CONTROL,
AND SHERIFF'S DEPT./ BUDGET
Commissioner Traylor motioned to adver-
tise for bids .to purchase a vehicle for Build-
ing Inspector Combs. Commissioner Arm-
strong seconded the motion and the motion
passed unanimously. The Board requested
that Building Inspector Combs provide the
specifications for advertisement to the
Chairman Hammond stated that the Sher- -
iffs office was willing to trade a 1994 Chev-
rolet Blazer for the 1991 Ford Explorer
from the Mosquito Control Department,
along with $8,000.00. Mr. Hammond stat-
ed that the Blazer would be used by Plan-
ning/Building Director Butler. After discus-
sion, Chairman Hammond passed the chair
to Vice-Chairman Armstrong and motioned
to transfer a 1994 Blazer from the Sheriffs
Department to the Planning/Building De-
partment and to transfer a 1991 Ford Ex-
plorer, from the Mosquito Control Depart-
ment and $8,000.00 to' the Sheriffs
Department from the Planning/Building
Department by amending the General Fund
budget, reducing Reserve for Contingencies
$8,000.00 and increasing Building Depart-
ment Equipment $8,000.00. Commission-.
er Yeager seconded the motion and it
AWARD BIDS #9495-01 (10 VOICE PAG-
Upon recommendation by Administrator
Wells, Commissioner Yeager motioned to
award bid #9495-01, for 10 voice pagers for
the South Gulf County Volunteer Fire De-
partment, to the "best bid' from the Com-
municatlons Store in the amount of
$3,700.00. Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion and-the motion passed unani-
SThere being no further business and upon
motion by Commissioner Peters. second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous
vote, the meeting did then adjourn at 12:32
'The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sloners met on November 22.1994 in regu-
lar session with the following members
present: Chairman Michael L. Hammond.
and Commissioners Billy E. Traylor. Na- .
than Peters. Jr.. Warren J. Yeager, Jr. and
Jessie V. Armstrong.
Others present were: Clerk Benny C. Lister.
Deputy Clerk Debbe Wlbberg, Administra-
tor R. Larry Wells. Planning/Building Di-
rector Don Butler. Building Inspector Rich-
ard Combs. Road Department
Superintendent Bob Lester, Veterans' Ser-
vices Officer Bo Williams, Solid Waste Di.
rector Joe Danford, and Interim Shenrff
The meeting was called to order at 6:03
Mr. Willie Ramsey opened the meeting with
prayer and Commissioner Nathan Peters,
Jr. led the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
RECEIVE BIDS N9495-02 (AUTOMATED
SCALES FOR GULF COUNTY LANDFILLS)
Pursuant to advernsement to receive sealed
bids for computerized automated scales for
the Gulf County Landfills, the Board re-
ceived the following bids: Automation Ser-
vices, Inc. $6.351 00. Scale Systems Inc. -
S6,500.00; Shamrock Scale Company -
$17,505.00, Carolina Software Inc. -
S7,450.00. ,, ,
The Board tabled these for further review
and recommendation by Solid Waste Direc-
tor Joe Danford.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT ORDI-
NANCE 94-11 AMENDING BEACH DRIV-
Pursuant to advertisement of a notice of in.
tent to adopt Ordinance 94-11. the Board
received no public comment. Upon motion
by Commissioner Yeager, second by Com-
missioner Armstrong. and unanimous vote,
the Board adopted the following ordinance
of amending the Gulf County beach driving
and access ordinance. (Copy of Ordinance
is on the in Clerk's office)
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT ORDI-
NANCE 94-12 S2.50'SURCHARGE ON
MONTHLY SOLID WASTE BILLINGS
Pursuant to advertisement of notice of in-
tent'ro adopt Ordinance 94-12. the Board
received no public comment. Upon motion
by Commissioner Traylor, second by Comrn-'
missioner Armstrong. and unanimous vote,
the Board adopted Ordinance 94-12 ac-
knowledging and establishing a $2.50 sur-
charge on monthly bills. (copy of Ordinance
on file in Clerk's office)
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor.,
second by Commissioner Armstrong, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
Consent Agenda Items Approved: A. Min-
utes Regular Meeting November 8, 1994:
B. Travel Requests a. Allow any Commis-
sioner to attend Florida Association of
Counties Education Seminars Orlando.
Ft. Lauderdale and Defunlak Springs.
BOARD POLICY DIRT HAULING
Commissioner Yeager motioned to adopt
the following as Board Policy: 'Only one (I)
load of dirt per household will be hauled
once a year." Commissioner Armstrong sec-
onded the motion and the motion passed
COMPETENCY CARD CHARLES HAN-
Mr. Charles Hanlon of Wewahltchka. re-
quested the Boards permission to be
"grandfathered in' for contractors come
tency card. He stated he had been a resi-
dent of Gulf County for the last 10 months
and was unaware that an Ordinance had
been passed allowing local contractors a .
certain period of time to be "grandfathered",
in for competency testing cards. Planning/
Building Director Budtler stated that the or-
dinance had been adopted on May 24.
1994 that allowed local contractors 30 da~s
after the adoption of the ordinance to be
'grandfathered in. He stated that Mr. Han-
Ion was licensed outside of the county. Af-
ter discussion, the Board stated that Mr.
Hanlon could take the Competency Testing
test for Contractors in order to obtain a
competency tesung card in Gulf County.
Mrs. Linda Sides addressed the Board re.
guarding the difflcultes she had with Ken-
drick Air Conditioning installing her air
conditioning system. She requested that
the Board investigate the situation. Plan-
ning/Bullding Director Butler stated that
Sthe air conditioning was installed according
to code but very unsitely. After discussion.
SCommissioner Peters motioned to suspend
Richard Bodl. Kendnck Air Conditioning.
from the Gulf County Licensing Board until
, all processes had been resolved regarding
the complaint filed by Mrs. Sides to the De-
Spartment of Professional Regulators. Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the motion for
' discussion. After discussion by Planning!/
Building Director Budtler. Commissioner
Traylor withdrew his second, commissioner
,: Armstrong seconded the motion. After con-
tinued discussion, the motion passed
"NO WAKE SIGNS" INTRACOASTAL WA-
Mr. Smiley of White City requested that the
Board post "no wake" signs at the Intra-
coastal Waterway. After discussion, the
Board agreed to post the "no wake" signs.
ZONING CHANGE GATOR RECYCLING
Mr. Jim Grantland of Gator Recycling re-
quested a re-zoning change for a portion of
the property, currently known as FICO
Farms, to establish a recycling business.
Commissioner Traylor motioned to adver-
tise a riotice of intent to adopt an ordinance
for a land use change to establish a recy-
Mling business at FICO Farms. Commis-
sioner Armstrong seconded the motion and
the motion passed unanimously.
INVOICE KETCHUM, WOOD, AND BUR-
Clerk Lister presented an invoice from
Ketchum, Wood, and Burgert, P.A. for an
autopsy pending further review by Adminis-
trator Wells. Commissioner Yeager second-
ed the motion and the motion passed
INVOICE PREBLE-RISH (STONE MILL
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioner Armstrong, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved an in-
voice from Preble-Rish, Inc. for the Stone
Mill Creek Bridge replacement in the
amount of $8,000.00. It was noted that
payment would be made from Secondary
Road and Bridge.
Chairman Hammond requested Adminis-
trator Wells' to research the possibility for
an individual employee obtaining a rider for
UNION THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Administrator Wells stated that he had not,
received notice from the Union regarding
their position on the number of hours that
an employee who works ten (10)' hours
days should be paid for the Thanksgiving
Holiday) The Board stated that their policy
is to pay (8) eight hours for any holiday.
HOWARD CREEK ROAD .
Emergency' Management Director Wells
stated that he had contacted the Federal
Emergency Management Agency about the
deterioration of Howard Creek Road due to
the recent flooding and that they would re-
view the road next ueek.
FLORIDA SHERIFF'S. SELF INSURANCE
Administrator Wells discussed: insurance ,
coverage that the Sheriffs Department
could obtain from the Florida Sheriffs Self
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DSR. RE-
Administrator Wells reported that all Disas-
ter Survey 'Reports for Category A:- Debris'
Removal and Category B Emergency
Measures are to be completed and ready for
close out by January 8. 1995. All other
road repairs and other Items must be com-
pleted by January. 1996.
GENERAL LIABILITY COVERAGE POS-
Chairman Hammond discussed a letter
from the county's general liability carrier
stating that the current coverage would not
apply to the possible lawsuits that may be
filed against Gulf County and the" Sheriffs
Department. The Board requested that Ad-
ministrator Wells meet with County Attor-
ney Sanders and representatives from Hunt
Insurance Company to discuss this situa-
tion. They also requested that Gulf County
be removed as principal from the potential
The meeting recessed at 7:10 p.m.. EST..
The meeting reconmened at 7:25 p.m., EST.
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR' I SALARY IN-
Road Department Superintendent Lester
requested that Larry Bakers hourly rate of
pay be the same as all other employees
classified as Equipment Operator I Admin-
istrator Wells stated that the hourly rate for
all employees classified as Equipment Op-
erator I, varied a few cents. After discus-
slon, Commissioner Tra)lor motioned that
all. employees classified as Equipment Op-
erator 1 be paid an hourly rate of $10.46
Commissioner Armstrong seconded the mo-
tLion and the motion passed unanimously.
It was noted that the following individuals
are classified as Equipment Operator 1:
Larry Baker, Willie Bass, Dan Daniels, Roy
Causey and Shep Meredith.
HOWARD'S CREEK ROAD
Road Department Superintendent Lester
stated that barricades, signs, and flashers
had been placed around potholes on Ho-
ward's Creek Road because the Road De-
partment has not had ume to repair them.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOY-
MENT SECURITY HEARING (V. TAY-
Administrator Wells stated that the hearing
for Vince Taylor had been continued by the
Department of Labor and Employment Se-
curity until January 10, 1995.
AWARD BID 09495-02 (AUTOMATED
SCALES FOR GULF COUNTY LANDFILLS)
* Upon recommendation by Solid Waste Di-
rector Danford, Commissioner Peters mo-
toned to award bid #9495-02 for automat-
ed scales for the Gulf County Landfills to
the 'best bid" from Carolina Software. Inc.
in the amount of $7.450.00. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion and the mo-
tion passed unanimously. It was noted that
payment would be made from the Recycling
and Education Grant.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS COMPUTERS
FOR SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT
Commissioner Peters motioned to advertise
for bids for computers for the Solid Waste
Department only if Mr. Danford is unable
to purchase them on state contract. Coam-
missioner Armstrong seconded the motion
and the motion passed unanimously.
SHIP PROGRAM PAY REQUEST FROM ,,-
JULIAN WEBB AND ASSOCIATES. INC.
Upon request by SHIP Administrator Bo
'Williams, Commissioner Peters motioned to
pay Julian Webb and Associates. Inc.
$2,000.00 for administrative services for,
the' SHIP program. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion and the motion
SHIP PROGRAM GULF COUNTY INCEN-
TIVE PLAN ,
Upon discussion by SHIP' Administrator '
VWilliams, Commissioner Peters motioned to
proceed with the changes, as directed by
'the State. for the Gulf County Housing In-
centive Plan. Commissioner Traylor second-
ed the motion and the motion passed
SSHIP PROGRAM ANNUAL REPORT
SHIP Administrator Williams presented a
summary of the annual reports for 1992
thru 1995 for the SHIP program. '. :
D.A.R.E. GRANT '. ,',......
interim SherilT Coats discussed the require- :
ments of the Drug Abuse Reduction Educa-
tion Program Grant awarded to Gulf
'County by the Department of Community
Affairs. Commissioner Traylor motioned toA
authorize the Chairman to sign the grant
contingent upon Interim Sheriff Coats rec-
ommendation Commissioner Yeager sec-
onded the motion and the moon passed
unanimously.. -'' \
PLANNING/BUILDING DEPARTMENT -
PRELIMINARY DEVELOPMENT ORDER
Upon recommendation by the Planning and
Development Review Board, Commissioner
Yeager motioned to grant a preliminary de-
velopment order to Paradise Gulf Subdivi-
sion in Cape San Bias. Commissioner Arm-
strong seconded the motion and the motion
passed 4-1 ( Commissioner Peters op-
PLANNING / BUILDING DEPARTMENT -
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board granted a variance to
Donald and Ardeth Schreck to build an ad-
dition to their cabin within the Wetland
Protection zone, contingent upon DEP flag-
ging the perimeters of the wetland.
INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT OAK
GROVE WATER SYSTEM
Planning/Building Director Butler request-
ed the Board's approval to extend the inter-
local agreement for (1) one year between
Gulf County and the City of Port St. Joe for
the Oak Grove Water System. He also re-
quested that the Board consider requesting
a long-term agreement (i.e. ten (10) years).
The Board had no objections to Mr. Butler's
[ Gulf County Commission Minutes
motioned that Mr. Charles Hanlon be
"grandfathered" in to receive a contractor
competency -card for Gulf County, due to
the fact ,that Mr. Hanlon had been a resi-
dent of Gulf County since 'February of
1994. Commissioner Peters seconded the
motion and the motion passed unanimous-
COUNTY CHRISTMAS PARTY FRIDAY.
DECEMBER 16, 1994
Chairman Hammond reminded everyone
that the County Christmas Party would be
held on Friday, December 16, 1994 at the
Centennial Building in Port St. Joe.
There being no further business and upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by.
Commissioner Armstrong, and unanimous
vote, the meeting did-then adjourn at 8:20
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Can Save Lives
INVOICE C.W. ROBERTS CONTRACT-
ING, INC. (SAULS CREEK ROAD) -
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Armstrong, and
unanimous vote the Board approved an In-
voice from C. W. Roberts Contracting, Inc.
in the amount of ,$129,744.00 for the con-
struction of Sauls Creek Road. It was noted
the the project was 40% complete and that
payment would be made from FEMA funds.
LETTER C.W. ROBERTS CONTRACT-
ING, INC. (SAULS CREEK ROAD)
County Engineer Ralph Rish presented a
letter from C.,W. Roberts Contracting, Inc.
notifying the Board of their intention to file
a claim for additional time and funds on
the Sauls Creek Road Project due to un-
foreseen circumstances on the first two (2)
miles of the project. County Engineer Rish
stated that they had not asked for a specif-
. amount, but believed It was their inten-
tion to make a request within the near fu-
, ture. due to the problems that had
occurred on this project. The Board agreed ,
to grant additional dme to complete this
ROAD PAVING PROGRAM PROPOSAL -
Preble-Rish. Inc. submitted a proposal to
provide engineering services for the 1995
Road Paving Program for Gulf County In
the amount of 836.575.00. Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by Commis-
Ssoner Armstrong, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the proposal from Preble-
Rish, Inc. In the amount of S36.575.00.
Chairman Hammond requested that each
Commissioner submit a lest of roads for
the 1995 Road Paving Program by the regu-
lar meeting on December 13, 1994.
'1995 ROAD PAVING PROGRAM SUR-
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager. sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed that all sur-
veying work for the 1995 Road Paving
Program would be advertised for bids.
ROAD PAVING SOIL TESTING '
County Engineer Rish discussed geotechnl-
'cal surveys that the Board had performed
In the past to perform soil tests on newly
constructed roads to establish base re-
quirements and the expense of these sur-
veys. After discussion, the Board agreed
not to contract with a geotechnical firm to
perform soils test on newly constructed
EMERGENCY FUNDS TROPICAL
County Engineer Rish discussed the "emer-
gency" funds to repair roads damaged by
Tropical Storm Alberto and requested the
Board's direction whether to use County
personnel and equipment or to contract the
necessary services. After discussion regard-
Ing the payment the County would receive
for using their own equipment and person-
nel. the Board agreed to use contractors to
complete the road repair projects.
BEACON HILL PARK
Chairman Hammond requested that
County Engineer Rish meet with Parks Di-
rector Wayne Childers to discuss the com-
pletion of Beacon Hill Park.
WATER FEASIBILITY STUDY
Chairman Hammond requested that
County Engineer Rish and Planning/
Building Director Butler complete the water
feasibility study as soon as possible.
GULF COUNTY CONSTRUCTION INDUS-
TRY LICENSING BOARD
Planning/Building Director Butler request-
ed that Mr. Glen Combs be appointed to
the Gulf County Construction Industry Li-
censing Board to replace Mr. Terry Parrish.
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed to Mr. Butler's
WETAPPO / CHIPOLA RIVER CUT-OFF
Planning/Building Director Butler stated
that letters had been sent to the individu-
als, whose trailers were encroaching on the
County right-of-way on the Chipola River
Cut-Offroad; requesting that the trailers be
"EMERGENCY ROAD REPAIR" OLD BAY
CITY ROAD AND ROAD 22-A
Emergency Management Director .Wells
stated that FEMA had re-written Disaster
Survey Reports for Old Bay City Road and
Road 22-A and that the County would re-
ceive additional funds to re-surface these
SMALL COUNTY COALITION
The Board requested that Commissioner
Yeager represent the Board on the Small
- County Coalition to determine the impact
of Constitutional Amendment #3 on small
counties throughout the State.
GULF COUNTY CORRECTIONAL INSTI-
TUTE EXEMPTION FROM TIPPING
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor.
second by Commissioner Peters, and unan-
imous vote, the Board agreed that the Gulf
County Correctional Institute be exempt for
one (1) year from paying tipping fees at the
Gulf County Landfills.
OLD GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE -
CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS / BUDGET
Commissioner 'Traylor motioned to amend
the General Fund budget by reducing Re-
serve for Contingencies $500.00 and in-
creasing County Building Wewa Mainte-
nance -Other Current Charges and
Obligations $500.00 for Christmas decora-
Lions for the Old Gulf County Courthouse.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion
and the motion passed unanimously.
Upon motion by Commissioner Armstrong.
second by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote. the Board agreed to have
Commissioner Peters serve as Vice-
Chairman until the beginning of 1995.
FLORIDA POWER RESOLUTION OPPOS-
ING CLOSING OF PORT ST. JOE OFFICE '
Commissioner Peters motioned to draft a
resolution opposing Florida Power's closing
their office in Port St. Joe. Commissioner
Armstrong seconded the motion and :the
motion passed unanimously. Chairman
Hammond requested that Administrator
Wells draft the resolution for the Board's
911 SYSTEM :
Commissioner Peters requested an update
on the 911 system. Emergency Manage-
ment Director Wells and Interim Sheriff
Coats stated that they were very pleased
and that everything was going extremely
well with the system.
911 COMMITTEE INVITATION TO
COUNTY CHRISTMAS PARTY
Commissioner Peters requested that the
911 Committee be invited to the County's
Christmas Party on December 16, 1994.
Chairman Hammond stated that an invita-
tion had been given to the 911 Committee.
CHARLES HANLON COMPETENCY
After discussion, Commissioner Traylor
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Religious Organizations Come T
to Support Family Involvement in Learning
by Richard W. Riley The Family Involvement and spiritual development of '.
U.S. Secretary of Educationj Partnership for Learning pro- young people is fundamental
During the holiday season, ceeds from the firm belief that to a child's preparation for
During the holiday season, it is parents and families who adulthood and the responsi- i
we are reminded anew of the actually raise children. At the abilities of citizenship. Parents
joy and oustrengthils.I hope youeive same time, the more than 100 and guardians need to im- i
willfrom our familones. I hope you organizations involved in this merse themselves in the edu-
lasting and vaonabe contrbe s partnership, including the cation-of their children as nev-..
+..s^"6 anT ....bl ,o n,,t U.S. Department ,of. Educa- erbefore." ; .
LLLVIIU~1 111dB~ L
tUUe ir yK iseseco tii, agree ihat there is a need
their youngster is respectfor for environments to be more
the value of education and a o o fate amidst
lifelong love of learning.' supportiveI of families amidst
lifelong love of learning the churning pressures of
During this particular hoi- modem everyday life.
drn U;S-nri SQ M" rn~tr
m ay season, as u. ejcCaUXy
of Education. I 'had the pleas-
ure of being part of the land-
mark announcement of more
than 30 different religious or-
ganizations who came togeth-
er to affirm their commitment
to increase family involvement
in learning. I encourage, all
people of faith across America
to make increasing family in-
volvement in education a high
priority in your community.
statement is but one part of a
new, nationwide Family In-
volvement. Partnership for
Learning that has been de-
signed to reiriforce the central
role of the family and to iden-
tify and overcome barriers to
family participation in chil-
dren's learning. The partner-
ship -embraces not only relig-
ious organizations, but
parents, educators, business-
es, and community groups as
Religious leaders and In-
stitutions, given their moral
authority and dedication to
lifelong learning, play a signif-
icant role in the partnership
for family involvement. The
fact that this distinguished
and diverse group of religious
organizations has come to-
gether to embrace the cause of
increasing family involvement
in learning is one of the out-
standing. features of this na-
The religious organizations
that supported the statement
of common purpose represent
some 75 percent of religious
affiliated Americans. They
have Issued an eloquent call
for action. It is my hope that
this call will echo in every
community across our nation.
In their statement, the re-
ligious leaders say, 'We be-
lieve the participation of fami-
ly members in the education
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
REV. BILL WHITE, PASTOR
2420 Long Ave.
SPort St. Joe, FL 32456
Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
Sunday School...............................................10 a.m.
Morning Worship.................. ............. a..
Sunday Evening ...........................................6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ....................................7 p.m.
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
First Baptist Church l
i J 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
SSunday School 9:45 am
Worship 11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
., Evening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .... 7:00 pm
Gary Smith Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
BIBLE STUDY. ... ...... ..... ....... 9:45 a.m.
MORNING WORSHIP ... ........ 11 00 a m
e Want You To Be
of the Friendly Place
EVENING WORSHIP ........... 7 00
WEDNESDAY ............ 7 00
CHURCH TRAINING ........ ........545 p.m.
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue
Minister of Mt
f firstt UnitedMeotfoist Cfiurch
S111 North 22hd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church...................9:00 a.m. CT,
Church School ...........:..: 10:00 a.mi CT'
Charles M. Parker, Pastor John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT
CatPchtet portSt. Joe.
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/ CHOIR DIRECTOR
Getting in shape in '95?
Rev. Marty Martin
Presently meeting in
the First Union
Port St. Joe
Just do if! !
Sunday Bible Study- 9:00am
Worship -10:00am and 6.00pm
Call about other meeting and ministry opportunities
They note,".:,.there are .
children who do not attend t
school regularly, whose test
scores and grades falter, who
have too, much idle time, and i
whose parents are absent, too
overwhelmed or too busy to
spend time reading, talking,
praying, land] playing [with
their children andl listening
[to them. helping or encour-
hear this cry," their statement..
continues. '"We call upon all
citizens, religious communi-
ties, community organiza-
- tions, and businesses to do
their share. We urge family
members to become actively
involved in their children's ed-
ucation, religious communi-
ties to work to better under-
stand and meet educational
and family needs, community
organizations to sponsor
meaningful youth- and family-
oriented activities, and busi-
nesses to adopt family-friendly
policies in the workplace."
I believe that many par-
ents feel overwhelmed by all
the outside influences shaping
the lives of their children.
They feel that our popular cul-
ture undermines the values
they want their children to
have. They see so many of our
young people growing up rud-
derless--without any sense of
why they ought to study hard
or what it means to be a good
In homes where both par-
ents work, or where only one
parent is present, parents ,
may find it difficult to carve
out the time needed to help
their children learn. Many
parents are unsure of how to ."
act most effectively to help
their children learn at school
and at hqme. In some commu-
nlties, lack of services and in-
stitutions may limit the oppor-
tunities for young people to
learn. And parents struggle
everywhere to instill proper
values in their children and to
teach their youngsters about
the dangers of drugs and alco-
"The Family Involvement
Partnership for Learning em-
phasizes the special responsi-
bilities of various groups-and
the powerfully positive effect
we can achieve by working to-
Parents can read with
their children. establish a dai-
ly routine for learning, check
homework, set high expecta-
tions. and encourage students
to enroll In rigorous courses.
Schools can set challenging
standards, improve communi-
cations with families, and
make parents feel welcome
both in the school and in the
learning process. Businesses
can provide flexible work
hours so that parents have
time available to participate in
Religious communities can
establish networks of support
for families and provide men-
tors and volunteers. Cornmu-
nities can extend and enrich
the learning day through li-
braries, museums, and other
Every part of the commu-
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SNew Life Christian Center Church -
: Sixth Street (Union Hall Build.Wg)
Port St. Joe,.Florida 32456
Johnny Jenkins, Jr. Pastor
Sunday School ----------. --. -------- --- ---- ----...... 10:00a.m.
M morning W orship -------------.. ----.-----------------.. ---------- 1 1:00 a.m .
Evening W orship---------------------------------------------------- 6:30 p.m .
standd 3rd Sunday Nights)
Wednesday Night Bible Study -------------------- ------------7:00 p.m.
I 71 Are Covenant People
nity should, once again, rally
around parents to help them
give their children a strong
moral and spiritual center, as
well as a sense of individual
responsibility and educational
achievement. As we begin a
new. year. I am heartened by
the enthusiastic participation
of religious communities in
the Family Involvement Part-
nership for Learning. They
have turned their convictions
nto commitment and set a
cooperative example for all of
At a time when so. many i
young people are at'risk of
losing their way, America's re-
tigious communities provide a
sense of direction and pur-
pose. At a time when the pub-
lic dialogue is full of cynicism
and recrimination, they offer a
different course, one based on
caring and mutual respect. At
a time of intense focus on
what divides and polarizes
America, they seek common
and compromising ground. As
we heed these voices of hope
and faith, we will be rewarded
with stronger families, strong-
er schools, and a stronger
The staff at H.R.S. would
like to thank everyone in the
community for their support,
of the Christmas 'Wish Upon
A Star" program.
They were able to assist
325 children, disabled adults
and senior citizens.
Their appreciation is also
extended to First Union Bank
and Saveway Food Store for
allowing the trees to be dis-
played in their businesses.
Again, from all of the H. R.
S. staff and on behalf of their ,
Many Thanks ,,
We would like to thank
our family and friends, St. Joe
Container Company and Over-
street Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment for all their help and '
gifts during -our -recent fire
Thank you for your kind-
ness and thoughtfulness and
concern for our mother during
her time of illnesses and also
to us at the time of her death. .
The Family of
CHURCH OF CHRIST
' 11a.m. Sunday
Minister: Tom Skipper 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Corner or 20th Street & Mar in Avenue
Full Gospel Fellowship
PETE WANCHIK. PASTOR
Office: 227-2033 103 Garrison Avenue Home: 229-9033
Sunday ......................................................... ............ 10:00 a.m .
Tuesday Home Fellowship.........................................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Bible Study ................................................. 7:00 p.m .
-.- United Methodist Church
Corner of 4th St. & Parker Ave.
Lynwood R. Wynne, Pastor
S unday School................................................................................ 10 a.m .'
M morning W orship ............................................................................. 11 a.m .
Evening W orship ........................................................................... 6 p.m .
.- St. Yoe-2sem6byof (j0 -O
309 6th StreetePort St. Joe
Sunday School.................. 10:00 am
Morning Worship Service ........ 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Service ........... 6:30 pmro
Wednesday Bible Study......... 6:30 pm
t Come anPce ive Gods BSessings t :
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
+ +- 7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
+. Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT),
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MEXICO BEACH .
823 N. 15th Street
Sun. Bible Study (all ages).........:........9:00 CST
Morning Worhip ...........................10:00 CST
Evening Worship.................. .,.........6:30 CST
Wed. Bible Study (all ages)...............6:30 CST
SRev. Tommy Doss, Pastor
Pine Street Overstreet Phone 648-8144
Bro. Harold J. McClelland, Jr., W.L. Remain,
Pastor Pastor Emeritus
Sunday School............................................. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship............ ...................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening .............................................. 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ......................................7..:700 p.m.
.* !^ FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
w $ CHURCH
S508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
*" SUNDAY WORSHIP............................ 10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL............................ 11 a.m.
LUS N' *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 1995
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7 p.m. Wednesday
Gulf County Schools
MON: No School
TUES: Pizza, Tossed Salad,
Green Beans. Milk, Brownie
WEDS: Cheeseburger, French
Fries. Milk. Cherry Pie
THURS: Batter Dipped Fish or
Crab Cakes. Cole Slaw. Baked
Beans. Bun/Hush Puppy, Milk.
FRI: Hoagie Sandwich, French
Fries. Milk. Cookie
The Star Publishing Co.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 5. 1995 PAGE 9
Donations Taken for
Returned Campaign Funds Being
Returned to State's Treasury Coffers
A comforting but short-lived thought for old observers in the Talla-
hassee beltway is that--at least-taxpayers didn't have to pay directly for
the rather gaudy inauguration ceremonies for the he-coon Gov. Lawton
Chiles this week.
; The Democratic Party paid most of the expenses (at least that is what
we're being told so far), although cabinet members were asked to contrib-
ute and Republicans left behind some of the trappings from their celebra-
tion the night before the swearing-in at the old capitol in front of the big
high-rise offices and Senate and House chambers.
Most of'the money came from donations from lobbyists which proves,
perhaps, that the third chamber in the capitol building is still very much-
alive, well and prospering. .-
Chiles and other statewide office seekers quietly turned back into the
hstate-treasury earlier about $1.3 million of leftover campaign expense
Smorney they received from a public campaign funding law he steered
through the Legislature. They should have marched It to the treasurer's:
office, wearing coon-skin caps In step with early Florida drum and bugle
The returned dollars have reduced the amount the state gave, to the
politiclansfor their campaign from $13 million to less than $11.7 million,
which s considered pocket change to some big spenders inside the Taxa-
Chiles returned $1 million and plans to send back another
$100,000. Other candidates have' returned $335,000. Chiles had about
$8.4 million in his war chest, which included $2.7 million he raised in
private contributions'ard another $5.7 million in public campaign fi-
nancing. according to his campaign manager. Most of the public money,
came from matching'dollars Chiles received because his Republican chal-
lenger Jeb Bush refused to cap his spending at $5 million.
aThe main reason, of course,, that the return of tha public money to
the state treasury was not celebrated with something like the "'Florida Ju-
bilee 95" inaugural celebration is that one Issue sure to go before the
Cabinet and Legislatuie this year isrepealof the public campaign financ-,
ing'law. Sandra Mortham, new Republican Secretary of State who didn't'
accept the public money In.her successful campaign, will see to that.
The best cracker saying to come out of the inauguration shindig this
w eek is: C :, / ':' ',: ; ':,'
S"An angry skunk always walks alone." ':'
It will probably never rank right up there with old Walkin' 'Lawton's
secret weapon quote in his debate with Bush that "the old he-coon walks
Just before the light of day." But who knows? If you can connect an Angry
Skunk to a Lame Duck. which is what Chiles is trying to avoid being,
maybe it will mean something In the next four years. Our old he-coon is
no lame duckk. He doesn't waddleor talk like a duck. But an angry
skunk? Well, maybe.
Capital News Round-Up
TALLAHASSEE (WNS) Welfare reform, education, and health care
lead the 1995 issues Florida legislators, Gov. Lawton Chiles. and Cabinet
members will be looking at after their, inauguration hangovers this week.
Crime will not dominate the scene as it did last year because money
has been allocated to build 24,162 prison beds in four years, juvenile
Justice laws have been overhauled and six of twelve planned boot camps
Shave been built. Funding for operations Is the sticking point but not a
The outlook is favorable for extending Florida's experimental "family
transition plan" designed to limit welfare mothers to two on the Aid to
Families with Dependent Children program. Pilot programs started last
by Jack Harper
year in Escambia and Alachua counties offer education, job training,
health care, and child care. The efforts to end welfare as a way of like are
being watched closely by other states and national officials to.
Democrats want to look less liberal on welfare. Republicans have al-
ways favored the two year limit on AFDC. The hard decision is to come
later on whether to take children from mothers who won't or can't, work
and put them in orphanages. J ..
A fight between Florida's first Republican Education Commissioner
Frank Brogan and Chiles Is expected on a tax voucher plan to help pay
for students to go to the public or private schools of their choice. Howev'-
er, the two agree on increasing local control of schools and setting stan-
dards for student achievement which they say would lower the say would lower the drop-out'
rate and hike test scores which are now among the lowest in the nation.
There is a chance Florida could have the nation's first state health
plan to use federal Medicaid money to subsidize insurance for the, work-
ing poor. It was killed last year by the Senate which may take a kinder
look ait because Chiles has gotten permission from the Clinton admin-
Istration to use the Medicaid money and this isn't'an election year; In
1993, the Legislature approved a plan allowing small employers to pool
their buying power to obtain cheaper health insurance through purchas-
ing ailian Res. S ... ,'
New taxes will not bean Issue this ear as Chiles-sinsacked down by
Republicans In his first term for trying to pass big taxes-has decided to
,go to the people in a referendum in 1996 for the money he says the state
needs. With Republicans in control of the Senate, and the House almost
as conservative, expect a move to cut existing programs before consider-
ing any new taxes. '
CONFIRM OR NOT: Although Gov. Chiles contends the Senate
should routinely confirm his appointment of department heads. GOP
Senate leaders say they will examine the qualifications and the philoso-
phies of every appointment. i 6 d "
SLast week Chiles appointed Doug Jainerson, former black Huse
member who failed to win the Education Commissioner post on the Cabi-
net, as his Department of Labor secretary. Jamerson is expected to be
confirmed by the Senate. Corrections Secretary Harry Singletary, HRS
Secretary Jim Towey, Lottery Secretary Marcia Mann. and Business and'
Professional Regulations Secretary George Stuart may not.
BO'S BRIDGE: What is known perhaps unfairly as Bo's Bridge after
former House Speaker Bo Johnson may not get a federal permit to be
built on a section of a highwayjust southwest of Johnson's hometown of
Milton in North Florida.
Col. Terry Rice, of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, says the state
has other alternatives that do less harm to the environment than the one
being presented for the permit. The $84 million toll-bridge project Is pro-
posed as an emergency evacuation route during hurricanes. Santa Rosa
County Administrator Ernie Padgett said last week supporters of the :
bridge expect to get the permit approved within 60 days. The Florida De-
partment of Environmental Protection approved it In 1993. .
SCHOOL SUITS: A Leon County), Circuit Court will hear'a motion this
month the dismiss a suit brought by 45 school districts in Florida to
force the governor, legislators and the education commissioner to spend
more on education.I :,.
Florida Is among more than half the state where suits are being
brought against government to better fund schools in a drive that began
In 1989. So far Florida school boards have paid $386,679 in legal fees for
the suit which contends lawmakers siphoned off for other government ex-
penses money raised by the lottery and promised to the schools.
Food Safety Tip
Expectant' mothers should
guard against listeriosis. In its
mild form, listeriosis resembles
influenza in most people. But, if
an expectant mother contracts
the illness, it can result in mis-
carriage, ;still birth or severe ill-
ness in the newborn baby. ,
Certain ripened soft cheeses -
- such as camembert, .brie and
the blue-veined varieties --. may
contain listefia and should be
avoided by pregnant women.
However, hard cheeses, cottage
cheese, processed cheese' and
cheese spreads ate safe for preg-
nant women to eat.
Wildlife as a Gift
An excellent way to start the
new year is with a subscription to
Florida Wildlife, a publication of
the Florida Game and Fresh Wa-
ter Fish Commission.
The 36-page full-color maga-
zine would make a great Igift for
nature lovers, conservationists
and those who generally love the
outdoors. Each issue has a varie-
ty of stories on such topics as na- ,
tive wildlife and their habits, the
plight of endangered and' threat-
ened species and great places to
photograph the state's wildlife.
Pruning the Fat Could Win You Cash
Imagine a decadent brownie that you can enjoy without guilt-one that's low in
fat, yet intensely rich and chocolate. It's possible when using prune puree,
a mixture of prunes and water. in place of butter or oil in cake, cookie or
muffin recipes. .,
Pruning the fat from your favorite baked goods could win you $3,000! Enter
the "Discover the Great Taste" recipe contest sponsored by the California Prune
Board featured in the January 31, 1995 issue of Woman's Day magazine (on
newsstands January 10th). One overall $3,000 and three $1,000 prizes will be .
awarded for the best lowfat baked good recipes using prune puree in place of .
hbuner in cakes, cookies and muffins. See the January 31, 1995 Woman's Day
for rules. For inspiration, try these delicious Fudgy Brownies with just two
grams of fat per serving:
Lowfat Fudgy Brownies
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate I teaspoon salt
.. 1/2 tup prune puree* I teaspoon vanilla -
,3 large egg whites '12 cup flour
1 cup sugar 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with vegetable
cooking spray. Cut chocolate into I-inch pieces and place in heatproof bowl. Set
over low heat in small skillet containing 1/2 inch simmering water. Stir
occasionally just until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat: set aside. In mixer
bowl combine all ingredients except flour and walnuts; beat to blend thoroughly.
Mix in flour. Spread barter in prepared pan; sprinkle with walnuts. Bake about
30 minutes until springy to the touch about 2 inches around edges. Cool on rack.
Cut into 1-1/2 inch squares. Makes 3 dozen brownies.
*Prune puree: Combine 2/3 cup (4 ounces) pitted prunes and 3 tablespoons
water in container of food processor. Pulse on and off until prunes are finely
chopped. Makes 1/2 cup.
First Union Directors Vote to
Redeem Rate Preferred Stock
Shareholders Will be Paid $51.50 per Share for
Redeemed Stock; 6.3 Million Shares Will be Affected
-" T -. '. .
Tyndall Federal Credit Union
The Board of Directors of
. First Union Corporation
(NYSE:FTU) elected to redeem all
of the approximately 6.3 million
outstanding shares of Its Series
1990 Cumulative Perpetual Ad-
justable Rate Preferred Stock
(NYSE:FTUpr) on December 20.
The redemption will occQr on
March 31, at a redemption price
of $51.50 per share.
'As. previously announced on
October 18, 1994, a quarterly
cash dividend of 8.65 percent per'
annum, applied against $50.00
($1.0813) for the preferred stock
will be paid on December 31,
1994 to holders of record as of
December 15, 1994. The first
quarter dividend for the preferred-
stock payable on March 31, 1995
will be paid to stockholders of
record as of March 15, 1995.
"We are taking advantage of
the opportunity to redeem this
Relatively expensive preferred is-
sue because of the economic ben-.
efits," said Robert T. Atwood,
chief financial officer of First Un-
ion Corporation. "First Union's
strong Internal capital generation
,allowed us to call this preferred
issue with a positive impact to
earnings in 1995 and beyond."
For 1994, dividends on the
preferred stock|will be approxi-
mately $25 million. For 1995 and
beyond, the redemption Is expect-
ed to have a positive Impact to
earnings of approximately 7 to 10
cents per share, based on the
current number of common
First Union will record a re-
demption premium in the fourth
quarter, representing the differ-
ence between the $44.96 book
value of the preferred issue and
the $51.50 redemption price. In'
January 1994, the Securities and
Exchange Commission staff con-
cluded that redemption premi-
ums after that date should be re-
flected as a return to the
preferred stockholders similar to
the treatment of dividends paid to
such holders. The redemption
premium will reduce 1994 earn-
ings per share applicable to com-
mon stockholders by 24 cents;
however, It will not reduce net in-
Based' 'on .'current 'market
conditions and other assump-
tions relating to expected income
and expenses, First Union cur-
rently expects net income availa-
ble to common stockholders for,
1994 before the redemption pre-
mium to be between $5.20 and
$5.25 per share, and net income
applicable to common stockhold-
ers after the redemption premium .
-to be between $4.96 and $5.01
The total redemption amount \
has been transferred to the re'-
demption agent, First Union Na-
tional Bank of North Carolina.,
Corporate Trust Department, 230'
South Tryon Street. IIth Floor,
Charlotte, NC 28288-1153. The
New York Stock Exchange has
been notified of the redemption.
Copies of this news release are
being mailed to the holders of the
Series 1990 Preferred Stock. Ad-
ditional notices and letters of
transmittal will be mailed to hold-
ers of the Series 1990 Preferred
Stock at least 15 days prior to the
The Charlotte, North Caroll-
na-based First Union Corporation
is the nation's ninth largest bank
holding company, with assets of
$74.2 billion as of September 30,
The Star Publishing Co.
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With our members continued support and participation,
1994 was a productive and successful year for TFCU.
In appreciation, the Board of Directors has
declared a Bonus Dividend of 1% for
the current dividend period.
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PAGE 10 THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. JAN. 5, 1995
'89 Mercury Sable OS, 4 door, grey,
V-6, a/c, tilt, auto, cc, powerlocks,
cssette, $4,195. 647-4096. 2tc 1/5
Chevrolet Nova 1976, V-8, 305 ci,
88,000 orig. miles, runs good, $700
obo. 227-2063. tfc 12/29
'85 Ford Ranger with camper shell,
$1,650. Call 229-2727 days.
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,
Wewahitchka, 639-5810. tfc 1/5
STEVE'S OUTBOARD SERVICE.
White City, anytime. 827-2902.
Unfurnished trailer. 2 bdrm.. I ba..
St. Joe Beach. 647-5327. $325
month, $150 deposit, water free.
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-
tious, 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 1/5
Two and three bedroom mobile
homes. No pets. 648-8211. tfe 1/5
2 bedroom, 1.5 bath. 400' off Gulf.:
$475 month. Deposit required. 647-
3461 evenings. tfe 1/5
12'x40' furnished trailer. Call 648-
5306. tfc 1/5
The Phantry Hotel. Rooms Private
-baths or dormitory style. Daily or
,weekly rates. 302 Reid Ave. Port SLt
Joe. 229-9000. tfc 1/5
I A RN I5A7TLS EWANIMO AL
Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tapper
Dr., Port 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.
furn., fully carpeted, 1 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
PINE RIDGE APTS' (904) 227-7451.
Rents starting at $225.00 per 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. tfc 1/5
SLarge 2 bdrm. house. stove & re-
frig., 'cen. h&a, screen porch, car-
port & laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove
& refrig.. washer/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba.. inside laundry rm. ch&a, dish-
washer & stove. fully carpeted. No
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air. washer/dryer hook-up..
One bedroom apartment. washer/
Call 229-6777,after 7 p.m.
Warehouses. small and large, some
with office, suitable for small busi-
ness. 229-6200. ffc 1/5
.No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms night
away. Rent machine. St. Joe Furni-
ture. 227-1251. thru 12/94
Apartment for rent, 2
bedroom, 1 bath., ch&a,
carpet, d/w, ceiling fan.,
Call Kenny, 227-7241 or
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING PAYS!I
Call 227-1278 to place yours.J$3.50
for first Insertion, $2.00 a week for
consecutive runs. plus 54 per word
for all over 20.
Four family Yard Sale! 422 First St.,
Highland View. Large sized men's and
women's clothes and small appliances
and lots more. Itc 1/5
Babysitter to come to my home to
help with one year old. Mon. Thurs.,
8 a.m. noon. Please call 227-3312.
Personnel / payroll position. Expe-
rience preferred in time card and pay-
roll computation, personnel record
maintenance, and bookkeeping. Must
be organized 'and efficient. Apply at
Bay St. Joseph Care Center, 220 9th
St., Port St. Joe. 2tc 1/5
Need someone experienced in small
erigine repair. Must have driver's li-
cense. Apply in person. Barfleld Lawn
& Garden, 328 Reid Ave, Itc 1/5
Would like experienced person for
night duty with elderly gentleman.
Call 227-7444. after 4 p.m.
S 2tp 12/29
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-tmne.
For interview. call today 648-8565.
Bartender. all hours, apply In person.
no phone calls at Marie's Comer Bar.
Hwy. 71 & Overstreet Rd in Wewa.
Due to shutdown we have lost some
help. Versatile person with excellent
mechanical ability to work in Port SLt.
Joe over 40 hours available. Pat. 912-
432-9316. tfc 1/5
Part-time people for some evening and
weekend work In Port St. Joe. 912-
432-9316. :Ltc 1/5
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. Applica-
tions are available at the School
Board office. Gulf C6untv Shool
Board is an equal opportunity em-
ployer. tfc 1/5
RN's and LPN's day or night shift
available. Apply in person, Bay St Jo-
seph Care Center, 220 9th SL, Port
St. Joe. tfc 1/5
CNA's needed for all shifts. Training
available. Apply in person at Bay St.
Joseph Care Center, 220 Ninth St.,
Port St. Joe. tifc 1/5
FOUND: New Year's Day. Part Dober-
man type (not sure) dog, black and
brown male, call 229-8019. Itc 1/5
LOST:, 10 yr. old white male Maltese
cat cannot see or hear well. Disap-
peared at dark Monday, 1/2/95 from
.1301 Constitution Dr. Please call
229-8531. if you have information.
Kansas City Chiefs starter jacket, size*
XXLG. $50. Call 229-824 1.
Smith Corona Personal Word Proces-
sor 3600, 3 months old, paid i$346,
will sell for $200. Excel. condition.
Call 229-2784 or 227-7451.
Refrigerator. 2 door. 14 cut ft.. runs
well. suitable for beer. soda and bait
storage. $35. Call 647-5930.
Glass top for table. 48" at rounded
corners. 42" on sides, no base. $20.
648-5894. Itc 1/5
Aquarium. 20 gals. with stand, under
gravel filter systems. hood. lights,
heater, 860. 229-6936. Itp 1/5
One day trip to Grand Casino Biloxi.
Wednesday. January 1 lth. Call 227-'
7386 after 6 p.m. for information.
Port St. Joe Western Auto now hon-
oring entire Panama City Western
Auto company store advertised sale
prices. 227-1105, 219 Reid Ave.
Craftsman tools and Die Hard bat-
teries are available now at Western
Auto Store. 219 Reid Ave. 227-1105.
Port St. Joe Western Auto now honor-
ing Panama City Western Auto Co.
store advertised tire sale prices. Com-
puterized WHEEL ALIGNMENT. Sears
Card now at Port St Joe Western
Auto. Discover TOO! 227-1105.
Western Auto' Special. Computer spin
balance 4 tires and tire rotation.
$19.95. 227-1105. tfic 1/5
FREE: Eight lesson Bible study.
Postage and envelope supplied.
Send request to Bible Study, P. 0.
Box 758, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Home for Sale: 1408 Long Ave. 3
bdrm., 1 ba., Ig. liv., dining, large
den, ceramic tile bath & dining new
roof, sprinkler system front lawn,
York central air & heat 2 yrs. old, lv-
ing, dining & bath recently remod-
leed, refrig. & stove 2 years old. By
appt. only, call 229-8964 after 5:30.
S tfc 1/5
2 bedroom. 2 bath brick home on Chil
pola Ruer. Also on the one acre lot is
a guest house, storage bldg., boat-
house, deck. walkway & dock.
$98.000. 639-2641. 2tc 12/29
2 bedroom, 1 bath home. Call 648-
8686. 4tc 12/15
For Sale or Rent: One-bedroom du-
plex apartments with lot. 2 bedroom
mobile home with lot Beacon Hill.
Call 647-3402. tfc 1/5
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-
mate-controlled mini-storage units,
upstairs and down. Best location in
town for detail outlets. Call 1-800-
800-9894. tfc 1/5
For Sale by Owner: .1.4 acres at Sim-
mons Bayou. close to golf courses.
town and beaches. Call 229-2708. af-
ter 5 p.m. tfc 1/5
14'x70' Fleetwood mobile home with
lot, new cen. ac, 1/2 mile from Lands
Landing,- Quiet neighborhood. paced
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.
For 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 1/5
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 1/5
1029 McClellan Ave., PSJ," for Sale
by Owner: Completely remodeled. 3
bdrm. (1 sin., 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 1/5
1/2 acre lot with septic tank, $9,500.
Overstreet Road. Owner financing,
227-2020,, ask for Billy. tfec 1/5
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south -of Wew4. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. .. tfc 1/5
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 1/5
Wanted to Buy: Used 5 6 ft heavy-
duty disk for tractor. Call 229-6343
after 6:00 or 229-8997 7:30 5:30.
Consignments Wanted for
Wade, Clark Auctions
229-9282 or 653-2563
Col. Wade Clark t 12/1
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING PAYS!
Call 227-1278 to place yours. $3.50
. for first insertion, $2.00 4a week for
consecutive runs, plus 5 :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
COSTING INSURANCE AGENCY
All Forms of Insurance
322 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
THE FASHION EXCHANGE
220 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe
New & Used Clothing for the Entire
Family. Acciesories and Misc. Items.
Hours 10 .am. -6 p.m. Wed. 9 a.m.
-1 p.m. Closed Sunday tr /ls
Faye's Nail & M:
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.o.NO FEE
7229 Deerhaven Road, P.C.,,, 12/1
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
LIC. #ER0013168 .,INSURED
C. R. SMITH & SON
Backho' work, dozer Work root
rake front-end loader :ot cieoarng
septic tanks droin fields fill Oat.
Pt, 2, Box A1C, Port St. Joe
Tapes CD's Airbrush
Up to Date Releases,
106 Reid Avenue
CATHERINE L. COLLIER
Independent Sales Representative
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
TLC LAWN SERVICE
"Catering to All Your Lawn Service Needs"
MOWING, EDGING, TRIMMING, SPRAYING,
FERTILIZING; WEEDING, CLEAN OUTS,
SPRINKLER REPAIR, AND LANDSCAPING
Call 229-6435 tic /5
Let us do the caring while you're away
CARE IN YOUR HOME, SERVICE LOW AS $8.00 A DAY
Serving Port St. Joe & Surrounding Areas '(904) 229-
fl,, Port St. Joe Lodge No. I1 I
^/. Reg. Stated Communication
SIS and 3rd Thursda) ofeach
.month, 8:00 p.m.. Masonic Hall.
214 Reid Ace.
Jim Mannon, W.M.
-Bill Jordon. Sec. ___
With A Smile
Light Yard Work
CATERING & CAKES
S. nce per month
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 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. A. 227-2112
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
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Port St.: Joe 227-2112
: for Any Occasion
Commercial Portrait Wedding.
-, For Details Call
KEN HORNE Photographer
229-8722 de 1,s
Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church. Hwy. 71. Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.
MOVING RAKING WEEDING
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach & Port St. Joe
Will Work for YOU!"
Mexico Beach, FL *
Lie. 45455 pd..Dec.
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
Weed Eaters '
Chain Saws i
^J'e'* Generators '-.
;" Tillers A --
328 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
Cuts, Color, Frosting, Perms
Betty's Beauty Salon
"A Family Salon"
311.Madisori St. Betty Heath
Oak Grove Owner/Mgr.
C30A on ~Cap San Blas Road
(904) 227-2063 |^
All Types Roo
30 years expert
Lic. #RB0030039, R
"Where Quality Is
COUNSELING FOR C
Barbara K. Miner, iL
S Lic. Clinical Social Worker, Ucon
518-A First St Evenings&
Port St. Joe, FL (9
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
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
Small Engine Repairs
Fact6ry Warranty Center
nT. CO. I Lawnmowers I
en0038936 --l Tillers l |
Higher Chain saws I
HILDREN, Engine Sales
eSWOA22 O6 1st St.-St. Joe
& Sat. by Appt, 227-2112
Cc 1/5 L -J,
Harmon's Heavy Equipment Co.
Specializing In Black Top Soil
BULL DOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS
TRACTORS DUMP TRUCKS
648-8924 or 648-5767 if no answer
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 410 Long Ave.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3220 trc /5S Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FOSTER TREE &
No Job Too Big .
..... Or Too Small
FREE ESTIMATES *
Ucensed & Insured 904/639-5368
Pd. thru 12/
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 1995 PAGE 11
Public Hearings Slated to Deal with Net Ban Amendment
The Commission will hold
three public rule-making
hearings later this month in
Tallahassee, -Orlando, 'and
Fort Myers to allow interested
persons to comment on pro-
posed rules and rule amend-
ments, to achieve compatibility
with provisions of the recently
passed net fishing Constitu-
tional Amendment. A final de-
cision on these proposed rules
and amendments will be made
by the Commission during its
meeting in West Palm Beach
in February. Times, dates,
and locations of these hear-
ings are listed at the end of
the following summary of the
proposed rules and amend-
ments, which would:
93' prohibit the use of all gill
and entangling nets to harvest
any marine species in Florida
prohibit the possession of
all gill and. entangling nets by
persons on state waters, ex-
cept persons, aboard a decked
vessel or a vessel transiting
state waters to legally fish in
federal waters (this exception
would not apply to a person
possessing any 'gill or entan-
gling net aboard a vessel wi th
an outboard motor mounted
other than on the stem of a
vessel, or with a documented'
length of 20 feet or less, or an
allow the use' of .only the
following net. gear in state wa-
ters within one mile from
shore in' the Atlantic Ocean
and three miles from the
shore in the Gulf of Mexico:
a landing or dip net
a cast net with aradius
no greater than 12 1/2 feet in
-t a bully net with a diam-
eter no larger than 3 feet or a
hoop net with a diameter no
larger than 10 used to legally
harvest spiny lobster
-' a trawl, frame net, push
net, or wing net used to legally
4."bqarrier tne with a total
length not exceeding 60 feet
4, and a depth not exceeding 8
.' feet at any point along the net,
or a drop net with a maximum
dimension not exceeding 12
feet used to legally harvest
tropical ornamental marine
-' a beach or haul seine
(only one may 'be fished at a
time/only two may be pos-
sessed aboard a vessel) that
not exceed 100 feet in
total length or 5 feet in depth
at any point along the seine -
the use of 2 or more seines
fastened together exceeding
100 feet in length would not
be allowed to be fished
have a stretched mesh
size not exceeding one inch
be physically tended at
not be soaked for more
than one hour (from first
mesh placed in the water to
first mesh taken out of the
be legibly marked at
each end with the saltwater
products license number .of
the person' in, possession of
'the, seine ori vessel fished
from, or the name and ad-
dress of the recreational fish-
erman possessing the seine
allow the tuse of purse
seines only in state Waters
outside one mile offshore in
the Atlantic and three miles
offshore in the Gulf
provide an exception to
the above provisions pursuant
to a legal special activity li-
cense issued for public or sci-
e consider any fish, killed
or in any manner harmed by
any prohibited net to be "har-
.. delete 'numerous rule
provisions and local laws ren-
dered obsolete by the Consti-
,I allow the use of hook
and line gear only to. harvest
spotted seatroui and Spanish
u, prohibit the transfer of
Spanish mackerel harvested
for commercial purposes be-
tween vessels in the East
w apply previous state-
wide gear rule provisions to
the legal harvest of bluefish
Public rule-making hear-
ings on proposed rule amend-
ments required for local laws,
spiny lobster, black drum,
and marine life will be held
only if requested. Copies of all
the proposed rules and rule
amendments can be obtained
by contacting the Marine Fish-
eries Commission office. The
public is encouraged to partic-
ipate at the hearings, which
will take place from 6:00 p.m.
to 9:00 p.m. as follows:
Tuesday, 'January 24,
Dept. of Environmental Pro-
tection, Twin Towers, Room
609, 2600 Blair Stone Road,
Tallahassee; Wednesday, Jan-
uary 25, Orange County Pub-
lic Library, 101 East Cential,
Orlando; and Thursday, Janu-
ary 26, Lee County Court-
house, Commissioners Board
Room, 2115 2nd, St., Fort
M years. ,, 1 .
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA. IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO. 94-69 CP
IN RE: Estate of
VONNIE EVELINE WEBER, a/k/a EVELINE
.NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE AND ALL PER-
SONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED the adminis-
tration of the Estate of VONNIE EVELINE WEBER
a/k/a EVELINE WEBER Is.lpending in the Circuit
Court for Gulf County. Probate DnIion. iand the
address of which is Gulf Count, Courthouse. 1000
Fifth Street, Port St Joe, Flonda 3244.6 The Per-
s.nal Repreenaue o e Esateofhe Estate GAET
K. W'EBERI. Thene and address of the Personal
Represerntatie s Ait:ncr-y L- ROBCRT MN MOORE,
324 Reid Atelune. P 0 Box 248 Po.rt SL Joe. Flor-
All persons having claims or demands
against the.Estate are required ldhil, THREE (3)
MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI- .
CATION OF THIS NOTICE to file with the Clerk of
the above Court a written statement c.' an- claim
or deihand they may have. Each claim: mur be in
writing and must'indicate the basis of the claiin,
the name and address of the Claim'ant, or hi, Agent
O.Fr Ai.orney and the amount claimed. 11' the.cljim
is r:,[ yet due. the date henry it ll become due'
shall be stated If the claimr, ia conuigent or'unllq-,
uldated the na[iure of the uncertainty shall be
stated If the .:].ini L' secured. the elnlln .,shall l.e
de-cnbed The Claimajit shall dealer i-,lTcriei
copies to the Clerk to enable the Clerk to ma rl a
copy 1w etch Personal Representatite
S All persons interested in the Estate to.. th.:.rm
a c..p, oi t.hi Notice of Admirisuatinrn has been
mailed are required. WiTHiN TI-SmE3E (3I MoiNT-
FROM TITHE DATE OF 1THE FIRST PLBLICATI'N
OF THIS NOTICE.' to file an. objectionis they may
ha e that challenge the -'aldi'y of the Decedeint
Will. the quall'lcau:'ons of the F'erso.nal Reprecen ia-
ive or teniue or lunodicoon of this Ccurt ALL
CLAIMS DEMANDjS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED\\'1LL BE FORE.ET:R BARRED
DATE ofi the first pibllcatron .:.fthis Notice of
Administration is: December 29, 1994.
/s/l MARGARET K. WEBER, .
Per.'nal Representau e
/s/ ROBERT M MOORE, ;
Attorney for Personal Representative
P.O. Box 248 -
Port St Joe FL 32456
(9041 229811 -
Fla Bar 105269
Dec. 29; 1994 and Janl 5, 1995
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
of Gulf County. Florida. will receive sealed bids
from any person company. or corporation interest-
ed, In contracting iLth Gull" County for its putr
2 (two) 486 desk top design computers, 100%
IBM compatible. 4MB RAM Installed, 1.44MB dis-
kette drive installed, 200MB IDE hard drive in-
stalled, 1 MB Video RAM installed, 14" SVGA Mon-
itor .39 mm DOT Pitch, 14.4 Fax/Modem. Ha'es
compaible Standard keyboard. mouse and dri .
ers, DOS6.2. Windows 3.1. installed.
:2 (two) Lexmark 2380 printers, or equivalent, Bid
includes deleier,. Bid must state warrant
Bid must state warranty. detail number of'expan-
slun slots available. and outside dimensions of,
desk top unit. These are the minimum require-
ments lor thi, bid. ajiy enhancements. either hard-
ware or software abote these minimums u..ould be
considered fa orable.
Further iiif.rmanton on this bid can be obtained
from the Gulf Count) Shlid Waste Department.
1001 10th SL. Port SL Jo.e FL 32456.. berteen
the hours ofi 800 am 4:00 pmi. EST. MuNi..,
through Friay 1904 1227-3696.
Dell'en Date mrrust be speclled.
Please indicate on the envelope that this ,la a
SEALED BID the BID NUMBER and what the bid
Bids will be received Lnul 5-00 pm EST. Tuesday.
January 10. 1995. at the Gulf County Clerk of rthe
Circuit Courts Oflice. 1000 6th St. Port St. Joe.
FL 32456. The Board resenes the night to elect
ani} and all bids
BOARD OF COUiNT CONMUSSION-LER
GULF COUNTY. FLO',RIDA
By'/s/ Michael L Hammon.id
/s/ Benny C Lister
Clerk cfICcourt '
2te 12/29 and 1/05/95
NOTICE TO RECEIVEcSEALED BIDS
: NO. 94-95 11
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
'.of -GulfCounty, Fl.-rlda 1wil receie sealel bids
frcom any person coimpani o. c:rp':ra..-on Interet-
ed I- p,rch3 lng frt.'n. Gull'Ccuif r the t.llniit:e
I 1171 Ford Dump Truck Sand Truck ifO-..
I ] Cralf'mu3., C.6- Radi Arm Saw- #100-164
I l974 Chei.:-let FP.U Tnjck #100-225
I H[dratulic Spreader B,:d. Model L-2020 -
L00.324 o dDa
-aCdan be seen at'the Gulf C.un Road Depart-
ment. 212 E. 7th St., We hicrik, FL between
the hourS of 7 00 am ,uid 3 30 pi, CST
De elner Dat'- mrtrii .t e pel','..1
Liquidated damar e: f:.r failuvie .. deli,er uilt on
.pecllied dJ te '%ill te _- t at $25 ci per tda%.
Pl.--e iisdi.:ate on the en.el.ope that ira. I a
SEALED BID the BID NUMBER, the biddei -
name and .hat the bid iI far
Bids will ce recel.ed until 5 O0 pm. EST. Ja.nu-ar.
10. I c91 5 at ih ,office of ire Cltrk *oi C.j.url Cull
C.:.uniry Courth:.ause 103') 5th St Port S' J .e. FL
32456 The Boarj lre-rnes the rligt t.:. reject a.)
* ad all bid-
);l BOARD OF COI.,COLITCOM6MI-SIN.:NELRF
S GULF COULIrT' FLORiF.DA
,By. MN i.aelL H-arnmon'id
/s/Benny C. Lister
Clerk of Court/0
2tc 12/29 and 1/05/95
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9495-09 .,
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
of Gulf County, Florida, will receive sealed bids
from any qualified person, company or corporation
Interested in constructing the following project:
VICTORIA AVENUE BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
Plans and specifications can be obtained by calling
Preble-Rish, Inc., 326 Reid Ave.' Poft St. Joe, FL
32456. Telephone (904) 227-7200. Costs for'plans
and specifications will be $100.00 per set and is
non-refundable. Checks should be made payable
to Preble-Rish, Inc.
Bids will be received until 5:00 pm, EST, Tuesday.
January 10, 1995, at the Gulf County Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office. 1000 Fifth Street Port St
Joe, FL 32456, and will be opened and read aloud
on January 10. 1995 at 6:00 pm, EST. ALL BIDS
SHOULD BE SEALED AND MARKED "VICTORIA.
AVENUE BRIDGE REPLACEMENT."
The Owner has the right to waive any informalities
or to reject any or all bids. Each bidder must de-
posit his/her security In the amount, form and
subject to the conditions provided in the Informa-
tion to Bidders. Sureties used for obtaining bonds
must appear as acceptable according to the lDe-
parbtment of Treasury Circular 570.
No bids will be considered unless the bidder Is
:properly qualifled to submit a proposal for this
I,,-iStn,:u.:.,, i. accordance, with all applicable
Uaws .:f u-,e Stae ':fFforida. This shall include evi-
'dence of holding a current license applicable to the
type of work being undertaken. In.addition, bid-
deSi- srall sh.rj etiJence of having qualified with
'he S.-T.'tinry, o'f ,iIe to.do business in Florida.
BOARD :OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Michael L. Hammond
Aitest ',i Be,.ian C Lister h '
.2tc 12/29 and 1/05/95
STATE OF FLORIDA
SIOTICE OF AGENCY ACTION ON
The Dep[,iuneiir gi e. ,..i:.ice ci IL- issuance
cl a rperilt r.:, c i i,1[ct a p'i't i3. e pier,650'
1,rg rld-. 3 1,3 Iby hy n TC ie outbod:d end on
St Jo5eph 5a in i .e'ij-.n 23, Township 9 South,
Ru i.ge II ri C,,il'C ..,,, rv
Persons whose substantial Interests, are af-
fected by the Depar3triit : p. :.[.:ed .peimituiJg
:l: i:.. ma\ p.uu-:i. 1:.-r a, ,a.InaI.iuiutj e de' r.
r,,iiilau.1n Irea ii..i. In acccir ,,C aintl S'?edcucti.
.403.087, Florida Statutes. Th1-e petuiti, I n'.Mu.t ,'c.n
form to the requirements of Florida Administrative
C. ile lChl-apli. 17-103 hiJ 2.5 aihd mrLit be filed
irecil e..hi ih t l-,e Dep.a'rme,, = 'Tfice .:.' Geiera
Couli.- -C uOu Bliair Stue Ri:.al Tainlahasee iF.:r-
ida 323'.32400 iditin I.:-urteen I i da ol pub-
S li..a- llon ol thu ,i le Fadlure lIIe a periti.:.n
'3iil-,i, sih e f:..iriee l ', IA i d: ,-ri.-lit. tes a sawane,
S ': il, ,gji ud' pe, :-i I, .- t aJi odniiiL-ntliatl e
,d e ie n nili.i. u L h Ih e 1a iig ) p a-i4u u it LI. S e cti .) _
I- '. PeU I n -hai ll C[ h li ith e olk.- Ilig hi.ilo i.- ,
) The amie ia.:dies: anid telephone num-
ber .:f e'ch peiiLohier. the applicant 3 name and
address. the Delup.tment Permir File Nurrber amnd '.
-the Cr.-inr Ii uhi-h the pi oiect is proposed.
Ib) A statement iofc' how anid hen each peu-
Uuorer re:elied nouce of the DeparnmeIn's acuc]. '
c, prop.:,ed acuon _
Ic) A statement of how each peutoner s sub-
srratilal Interests are affTected by the Departrernt
acuon or proposed action
Idl A arlatement of the matenal lact disputed
Sby retLut.ne-r Ifanv.
le) A sLtaement of facts which petitioner con-
tends ,tA ant reversal or modification of the De-
parrment s action or proposed action;
S() A statement of which rules or statutes pe-
titiUier contends require reversal or modification
of the Department's acuron or proposed action; and
[g) A statementC cf the relief sought by pett-
,uoner stating precEsel the acuon peUUoner wana
the Deparurent to take faith respect to the Depart'
mei-It' action or proposed acton.
Itf a peuion is filed, the adminisrauive hear.
ing process is designed to lornulate agency acuon
Accordingly. the Departments final acuon may be
dJTierent from the proposed agency action Tiere-
i.-re. persusia who may not wish to file a peUt.:.n
ma., wish to Inter'ene in the proceeding, A peution
for Intenenuon must be Illed pursuant to Rule 28-
5 207. Floridcia Admirastraume Code. at least fi'e (5)
d&%- before the final hearing and be filed itih the
heanng offlTicer if one has been assigned at the Di- .
.L-ion of AdminisLtr ute Herinngs. Department of
AdmlrL-:taunio. 1230 Apalac.hee ParKway. Talla-
ha see. Fl:,rida 32399-1500 If no hearing officer
hae. beei assigned. the peution t5 to be filed iuth
the Departments Office of General Counsel. 2600
Blair Sto,ne Road. Tall',ahssee. Flonda 323u9-
2400 Failure to peaton to intervene within the al.
lowed time frame constitutes a walter of any right
nIi_ application Hi a liable fior inspection
Mond .f thr-:ugh Fnd-i5. except for legal holidsYs.
A 00 a.m to 5.00 p.m.. at 160 Governmental Cen-
ter. Pernacola. Fl.:,nda 32501-5794
Fublish" January 5. 1995
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
SNotice, Is hereby given that, pursuant to
Chapter 865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned
intends to register with the Division of Corpora-
tions, Department of State, the fictitious trade
name under which it will be engaged In business
and in which'sald business Is to be carried on, to-
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: Freeman Properties
MAILING ADDRESS:;P.O. Box 351, S. Neptune
Street, Indian Pass, Port St Joe, FL 32.456
'OWNER(S): Lillie Freeman
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids In duplicate will be received un-
til January 26, 1995, at 10:00 a.m., E.S.T., by the
Gulf County School Board, Port St. Joe, Florida
at which time and place all bids will be publicly
opened and read aloud for:
S TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY
RENOVATION & ADDITION
PORT ST. JOE MIDDLE SCHOOL
GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
The Contractor shall furnish all lab3r. rate,
rla Eanid equipment anid sail be iesponijble for
rcle ensure ccimpleuorn ofL tI prc.iecL
Plars ipecilatic.n3I a3rd contract docu.
menlts mny be ihsrecled and procured at the offTIce
of the Architect. I I HI,,havy 22 \Veahitchka.
Flic-rila by General Contrdctors. upon a deposit cfi
840 00 per set :,r f plan's ancd sperit.:aaun, r -I
,ihici S20 00 11i1 be refui.ded t, each General
CoiLractor, wh submits a bid and retarnTs all doc.
timeil In g,:,oj condition within 10 da.s after the
date of opening ot bids.
Cashier's check, certified check, or bid bond,
- for not less that 5% of the amount of bid., must ac-
Scompany each proposal. .'
SPerformance, Labor and Material Bonds, and
uc.rl.rnu. Cromnpei..;auo.a lsurance will be re-
r..,ued Af the s i:iceEflil bidder. a
j.a h ..e.ser. ed i reject an, and all propo
sals aiJiJvane lechwiicajtiEs
No bidder may aihdraw hi bid for a peni:cd
of thirty (30) days after date set for opening
Walter Wilder, Superintendent
Gulf County School Board
Port St. Joe. Florida
Charles A. Gaskin, ARA
P. 6. Box 7 .
2tc Jan. 5 and 12, 1995
As required by Secuc-n 6104 (dJ of the lnIernal
Revenue C.dee. the Annual Return of Tauntor,'s
Famrily Children's Home will be available for public
In.-pection for a penod of 180 days from the date or
this notice. The return may be inspected at the
principal office of the Children s Home. which is lo-
Scated a' 538 North Highway 71. Wewahlichka.
Florida. dunng regular busuiess hours. The legal
address of this office Is P. 0. Box 670 Wewhjatch-
ka. FL 32465. and you may phone at (904) 639-
lic 12/22.29. 1/5aand 1/12/95
HANNON REALTY, Inc.
221 Reid Avenue Port St Joe (904) 227-1450
FRANK HANNON, Broker
Flo Melton, Assoc., 229-8076
Doris Strickland, 229-8988
1907 Cypress Ave 3 bd. dJI.jeatroom and"carport on 91 x
124' Lot. Priced to sell at $,1W1
New Usting: Howard Creek, beautiful like new 3,bd, 3 ba. dou-
blewide manufactured home with fireplace & screen porch on 1
acre of land. HIGH and DRY! $59,000. ,:
3 bedroom, 2 ba., living room, dining room, den and deck, central
h/a, spacious e CONTRAC on, 2 lots. Par-
3 bedroom, 1 bath masonry, central heat and air, outside stor-
IDEAL FOR RETIRED COUPLE OR NEWLYWEDS. Two bedroom, 1
'bath completely furnished on 1 1/2 lots at Beacon Hill. 3 short
blocks to beach. Asking $45,000. ,
FOR RENT: V-ery rice 2 bd.7.2ba.-mioble-iobre.-$3-5(Tper month.
Lots and acreage also available.
The Gulf County 911 Street Naming Committee will
be at the South Gulf County Volunteer Fire
Department on Tuesday, January 10, 1995, from
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to receive input and
recommendations on street names for the following
streets in the area:
Cape Haven Road
Gulf Shores Drive
Gulf Pine Court
- Money Bayou
- Cape San B]
- Cape San B]
- Cape San B]
- Cape San B]
- Cape San B]
- Cape San B]
- Cape San B]
- Cape San B]
- Cape San B]
-. Cape San B]
12. Gulf Drive Cape San Blas
13. Beach Avenue Cape San Blas
14. Sea Dune Drive Cape San Blas
15. Sea Shore Lane Cape San Blas
16. Palm Street, North Indian Pass
17. Palm Street, South Indian Pass
18. Marshall Road Simmons Bayou
19. No Name Roads in Jones -Homestead, Simmons
Bayou, Indian Pass, Money Bayou and Cape San
If anyone has any questions concerning street name
changes, call Marshall Nelson, 911 Coordinator, at
229-9111 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon and 1:00
p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Chart-topping performers of
the 'fiftIes. 'The Platters" will re-
vive such classics as "Only You",
and "The Great Pretender" at Gulf
Coast Community College on'
Monday, January 19.
Sponsored by the Gulf Coast
Community College Foundation,
the concert will be held in the
Amelia Center Auditorium, begin-
ning at 7:30 p.m. Advanced tick-
ets at $6 each are now available
from the Gtilf Coast Community
College Bookstore. you may
phone the bookstore at (904) 769-
1551', extension 2814.
"Only You" was the first of a.
series. of 'million selling records,
written by Buck Ram in 1954, for
the fledgling group he subse-
quently molded into trend setting
(t Led today "be veteran tenor
Monroe Powell, "The Platters" re-
main faithful to 'the distinctive
Food Safety Tips
SSoups and stews prepared
in advance should be cooled
quickly. If you prepare soups
and stews in advance, refrigerate
them as soon as possible, but
definitely within two hours of
.cooking. It's best to divide them
into small shallow containers,
which speeds up the cooling pro-
cess and reduces the likelihood of
food contamination. When serv-
ing them, reheat them to a rolling
boil. In any case, it's best not to
keep leftover soups and stews
more than four days, even if
they've been refrigerated.
Preheat thermos containers
to help keep soups and stews
hot. Many home-packed lunches
include in a thermos of soup or
stew that tastes best when served
piping hot. Using boiling water to
rinse a thermos designed for hot
foods prior to adding the hot food
will extend its heat-keeping po-
tential and keep the soup hot
q) longer. Bring the soup to a slow
boil, pour it immediately into the
preheated thermos, and cap the
container at once.
sounds that conjure up nostalgic
memories-the swelling crescen-
do, the plaintive whisper, and the
accompanying doo-doo-ahs from
the backup vocalists.
Call ... Before
The Division of Forestry .takes
great pride in the service it has
provided burners' in the past.
However, due to increased fiscal
constraints this year, they are
forced to discontinue their toll
free (800) telephone lines which
have been used for issuing au-
Beginning January 5. 1995,
please use the following numbers
for obtaining burning authoriza-
Bonifay Calling Area:
Outside Bonifay Calling Area:
Locally, you may contact the
White City Fire Tower by calling
Fantasy Properties, Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98
(904 /Mexico Beach, FL 32410
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478 REALTO
Mexico Beach 416 Hwy. 98 Gorgeous unobstructed
Gulf view! 2 story concrete block home, furnished,
4bd., 2ba., fireplace in great room. 1 -car garage.
Fenced back yard. Must see. $140,000.
Mexico Beach Corner of 27th St. and Hwy. 98 Du-
plex, each side has 2bd., 1 ba., furnished. Excellent
rental potential. $120,000.
SEVERAL LONG TERM RENTALS NOW AVAILABLE,
FURNISHED AND UNFURNISHED
K JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor j
"The Platters ''r
PAGE 12 THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL *
JANUARY IS THE TIME a
STO PLAN AHEAD
With the excitement of the New Year over and everything
settling down Jo normal, it is time to take stock of ourselves
and look to the coming twelve months' of 1995. We expect
that many new and encouraging advances will be made in
the field of health and medicine. Hopefully this will be the
year when cures might found for some of the diseases that
still plague mankind.
We look forward to serving our friends and customers
and to their enjoyment of good health in the months ahead.
We hope you will look to your physician for advice in times
* of illness and, also important, plan ahead to get regular 3
health check-ups for your family.
"A GREAT MANY PEOPLE ENTRUST US with their pre-
scriptions, health needs and other pharmacy products.
We consider this trust a privilege and a duty. May we be
your personal family pharmacy?"
STOCKING A COMPLETE LINE OF HOME HEALTH NEEDS WITH DIRECT,
BILLING TO MEDICARE ..
A Buzzett's Drug Store
31.7 Williams Avenue Port St. Joe
Convenient Drive-Through Window
W Revlon Cosmetics Cadtort Cards Russell Stover Candles
TM* OT~iff~tyliiii^FW N1
Lions Club Gets 5,000
,,.On Friday. December 2-hd,
the Port SL Joe Lion's Club com-
pleted the first phase of their of-
fice recycling program by selling
almost 5,000 pounds of white led-
ger paper to Capital Recycling of
Tallahassee. Phase one culmi-
nates almost a year of paper col-
' lections by Club members
' throughout the Port SL Joe area..
S What is white ledger paper,
you ask, and why is the Port St.
The Port St. Joe High
School baseball coaching staff,
and players will be hosting a
Winter Baseball Clinic in Port
St. Joe this month for young-
sters between the ages of eight
During the course of the
clinic the participants will be
instructed In techniques of
throwing and catching, defen-
sive positions, hitting, bunting
and base running.
The clinic will begin Mon-
day, January 16, and contin-
ue through Thursday, Janu-
ary 19. Instruction will be
given between the hours of
3:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m., east-
ern time, at the Little League
Baseball Field complex.
There will be a fee of
$25.00 per entrant charged.
However, if two in the same
immediate family participate,
the fee will be $40.00. The fee
will be collected during regis-
tration, which will be held on
Monday, January 16, from
2:45 p.m. until 3:15p.m.,
E.S.T. at the complex between
Eighth and Tenth, Streets.
All proceeds from the clin-
ic'will benefit the Port St. Joe
High School varsity and junior
varsity baseball programs.
For further information,
you may call 227-7245.
SJoe Lion's Club recycling it? Well,
white ledger is any .81/2" x 11"
sheet of office paper that Is white.
before it is written or printed on.
Why only 8 1/2" x 11" sized white
paper? The special collection box
that Is used is designed specifl-
cally to hold this size paper when
laid flat one on top of another in
the box. Each box holds about
3,500 sheets of paper and weighs,
about 34 pounds.
The Port St. Joe Lion's Club
Is recycling white ledger paper for
several very important reasons.
.White ledger is recycled by vari-
ous paper mills around the world
and used to make more white'
paper for printing and writing.
The Lion's Club Is able to collect
and sell this paper as a fund-
raising project to further the
Club's efforts in providing eye
glasses and eye exams for citizens
of Gulf County. Also. for every
pound of paper that is collect for
recycling, that is one more pound
of paper that will not go into our
landfills or be burned in the Bay
The Lion's Club would like to,
thank all the Port SL. Joe. busi-
nesses and organizations that are
participating in the recycling pro-
-gram and ask for your continued
cooperation in their efforts .to
support sight- preservation
through environmentally positive
If anyone has any further
questions, or is interested in be-
coming a part of the Lion's Club
recycling program, contact any
Club member for more informa-
The St. Joseph Historical
Society will hold its monthly
meeting at 3:00 p.m.,' E.S.T.,
at the Gulf County Public Li;-
brary.. : '"
All members are urged to
attend this important meeting.
O Miews On
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.
S 'SUDDEN WISDOM
If you have a partially
erupted wisdom tooth that
,suddenly begins causing
you pain, you should con-
tact your dentist immediate-
ly for help. Percoronitis (in-
fection in the wisdom tooth
area) is often caused when
.food and bacteria are
trapped under the gum line.
Until a wisdom tooth is fully
erupted, it may be difficult
to keep it free of food parti-
cles which begin to decay
and attract bacteria. Unfor-
tunately, partially erupted
wisdom teeth tend to decay
easily. When the nerve is
also infected this can cause
the severe pain of tooth-
To help relieve the pain
until you get to the dentist,
you can rinse your mouth
thoroughly with a solution of
warm salt water; usually one
teaspoon of salt to a glass
of warm water. Normally, as-
pirin is not recommended to
relieve this pain because it
may cause bleeding prob-
lems if the tooth has to be
Any pain caused by a
wisdom tooth infection is
considered a dental emer-
gency and should be treat-
ed as soon as possible by
Prepared as a public service
to promote better dental health.
From the office of FRANK D.
MAY, D.M.D., 319 Williams Ave.,
Sharks' Streak Continues;
Win Governor's Cup Title
The Port St. Joe Tiger,
Sharks won their second con-
secutive holiday. tournament
last Thursday evening as they
defeated AAAAA Milton 84-78.
It was a repeat performance of
the state championship game
of '94 as the. Sharks allowed
Milton to jump out to a 14-0
lead before being able to put a&
shot through the hoop.
Winning the Governor's
,Cup improved the Sharks to
14-0 on the season and sealed
its 26th straight win, includ-
ing the 12-0 run at the state
championship last year.
After allowing Milton to
score 14 unanswered points,
the. Sharks roared back to
close the contest and jumped
ahead to stay midway through
the second, quarter.- Jermaine
Larry led the Sharks with 13
. first half points.
The 5'10", junior guard led
all scorers with 27 points and
his steal with 15 seconds re-.
maining sealed the win.
The championship game
was a battle of the undefeat-
eds. as .AAAAA Milton came
into the game 10-0, and ac-
cording to Coach Vern Epp
ette, "They are by far the b
team we've faced so far t
Host team Godby H
captured third plate in
tournament 'with a 60-59
tory over Quincy Shanks.
Earlier in the toumame
the Sharks had defea
North Hopkins. Kentuc
previously unbeaten Linc
of Tallahassee. and Quin
Shanks to earn a berth in
Port St. Joe-Baxter
Bryant 10, Crosby 6, Jenk
Mother Always Said, It's
Rude to Point A Finger''
For Florida Game and Fresh moccasin lashed at Manor last O'Barr put Manor In
Water Fish Commission wildlife month striking him with both truck and Immediately started
biologist Phil Manor. it was a rou- fangs in the pointer finger of his nearby Gulf Pines Hospital
tine job-removing a beaver dam left hand. Manor backed out of Port St. Joe. O'Barr radii
from the culvert on the Apalachi- the knee-deep drain, walked ahead and made sure Gulf, P
cola River Wildlife and Environ- about 50 yards to his ATV, and had the requisite anti-venom a
Mental Area near Howards drove to a nearby equipment shed was there within 20-30 minu
Creek. where he found rn-wnrker Carl after the bite.
B ut in a flash, a cottonmouth
MariIe Fisheries Will
Hold Workshops On
Shrimping In January
The Commission has
scheduled six public work-'
shops to receive input from in-
Navy Seaman Recruit Ja-
son L. Curcle, son of Louise J.
Curcle of Highland View. re-
-cently; completed U.S. Navy
basic training at Recruit
Training Command, Great
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Curcie completed a va-
riety of training which includ-
ed classroom study, practical
hands-on instruction, and an
emphasis on physical fitness.
In particular, Curcile learned
naval customs, first aid. fire
fighting, water safety and sur-
vival, and a variety of safety
skills required for working
around ships and aircraft.
Curcie and other recruits
also received instruction on
the Navy's core values hon-
or, courage and commitment;
and what the words mean in
guiding personal and profes-
sional conduct. Curcie joins
55,000 men and women who
will enter the Navy this year
from all over the country.
Men and women train to-
gether from their first day in
the Navy just as they do
aboard ships and at shore
bases around the world. To re-
inforce the team concept, Cur-.
cie and other recruits also
were trained in preventing
sexual.harassment and ensur-'
ing equal opportunity.
Even as the naval service
gets smaller over the next few
years, highly motivated young
people like Curcie are .still
finding an opportunity to im-
prove their knowledge and ed-'
ucation as they become part
of the most highly technical
naval force in history. This
year alone the Navy will have
more than 57,000 job open-
ings and opportunities, most
of which include guaranteed
He is a 1993 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School.
terested persons on proposed
changes to Florida shrimping
rules that will need to conform
these rules with provisions of.
the recently passed net fishing
The public is encouraged to
participate in these work-
shops, which will take place
from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(except for the Jacksonville
workshop, which will be held
from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
Tuesday, January 17. DEP
NE District Office,7825 Bay-
meadows Way, Suite B200,
Conference Room A. Jackson-'
ville; Wednesday, January 18,
South Santa Rosa Recreation-
al Center, 800 Shoreline
Drive, Gulf Breeze; Thursday.
January 19. Gulf Coast
Comm. College, Social Scienc-
es Building, Lecture ,Hall,
5230 West Hwy. 98, Panama
City; 'Frlday, January 20,
Franklin County Courthouse,
Commission Chambers, 33
Market Street, 'Apalachicola;
Wednesday. January 25, Flor-
ida Marine Research Institute,
Auditorium, 100 Eighth
Street, S.E., St. Petersburg;
and Thursday. January 26,
Lee County Courthouse. Com-
missioners Board Room, 2115
Second Street, Fort Myers.
Who To Call
Various factors can cause the
air inside your home to be more
polluted than the outdoor air. For
information on reducing indoor
air problems in the home, contact
the Indoor Air Quality Informa-
tion Clearinghouse at 1-800-438-
4318, and ask for a free copy of
'The Inside Story: A Guide to In-
door Air Quality.
Manor was given eight vi
of anti-venom and surprising
was released later that day to
"I've seen cottonmouths
fore at other beaver dams a
looked but didn't see anything
this dam," Manor said. "The m
casin was apparently under
water and struck me when
reached down to remove -one
- the last limbs."
Medical authorities say Ma
or and O'Barr did exactly w'
you're supposed to do in case
poisonous snake bite-seek me
cal attention as soon as possil
Doctors say a person with at
should get to a hospital with
two hours after a bite, and av
cutting and suctioning poison
They also say a per!
should never use tourniquets
constricting bands, which c
lead to amputation of a limb.
Doctors tdid Manor to take
work a few days and expect h
to make a full recovery.
6, J. Larry 27, M. Larry 2,
Quinn 15, Walker 15.
Milton-Brown 8, Bun-
kowski 8, Burks 18, Gallups,
4, Grant 19, Hamilton 3, Ja-
raylannis ,11, Kendall 5.
Halftime: Port St. Joe 45-
Gulf Rifle Club
the The Gulf Rifle Club will
hold their monthly meeting on
Thursday, January 5th, start-
Sns ing at 16:30 p.m. at the rifle
range on Highway 71. Nomil-
nations of club officers for
,1995 will be taken at the
meeting. "All members are
urged to attend. Shooting pro-
grams for the year will be an-
other Important Item of busi-
ness. A short video from the
his N. K. A. will be shown after all
for business is taken care of.
in Also, there will be trap shoot-
oed ing after the meeting. All in-
nes terested members should
and bring their shotguns.
Ites "S h
ies On Saturday, January
als. 7th, -the Rifle Club will hold
ials their monthly P. P. C. (Police
go Pistol Combat) Match. Regis-
tration will start at 8:30 a.m.
be- and the match will begin at
and 9:00 a.m. All handgun shoot-
Sat ers are invited to shoot in
oc- these matches. After the nor-
the mal match a P. P. C. Match
n I restricted to semi-automatic
of pistols will be shot. Trophies
'will be awarded to the high
an- scorers in both matches.
can All Calls Confidential
ofr HELP LINE
Balt Shrimp Cigar Minnows Squid Lures
Earthworms Crickets Wrigglers
Full Line Of Tackle
Open 6 a.m. Monday-Saturday
Sunday 6:30-2:30 '
Danny's Sporting Goods
306 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe
1O2178 Hwy. C 30 227-1666 Port St. Joe
_ '", Simmons Bayou across from Pic's
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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 1-800-388-6577.
For Service problems, call the local number 229-8880.
GULF CABLE TV
iiIGEL CSSF JOINT VENTURE
P. 0. BOX 8 GORDON, GA 31031 PHONE 1-800-388-6577 2tc 12/29
JAN. 5, 1995