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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: February 16, 1995
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR, NUMBER 27


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INDUSTRY DEEP WATER PORT FINE PEOPLE SAFEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16,1995


Board Releases Budget



Funds to Sheriffs Dept.

Make Changes In Wewa Ambulance Service


Kesley Colbert, left, presents Wesley Ramsey with a plaque recognizing him as the
"Outstanding Citizen of the Year".



Editor "Citizen of the Year"


Wesley Ramsey was named as the 1994
"Outstanding Citizen of the Year" at the an-
nual Chamber of Commerce banquet Mon-
day evening. In making the presentation,
Kesley Colbert listed the various accom-
plishments and achievements attained by
the recipient during his 43 year tenure as
owner and editor of The Star, Port St. Joe's
weekly newspaper.
Ramsey rmo6ed to Port St. Joe in 1940
with his family as his father sought employ-
ment at the newly constructed St, Joe
Paper mill. The oldest of five boys, he grad-
uated in 1946 from Port St. Joe High
School arid was selected by his classmates
as the "Most Likely to Succeed". He worked
throughout high school and after gradua-
tion for Bill Smith, the original owner of The
Star. After his marriage to his wife, of 48
years, Frenchle, he moved to Warner Rob-,
ins, Georgia where he held newspaper jobs'


at the Warner Robins Sun. the Fort Valley,
and Perry newspapers simultaneously.
After purchasing The Star in 1952,
Ramsey moved his family back to Port St.
Joe and has published the local newspaper
for the succeeding 43 years, never missing
an edition nor having one late. He has six
children, 12. grandchildren and five great
grandchildren, and has the good fortune to
-have -all-aof-his children. -reside- -in-'-Gilf
County.
During his long association with this
county, he has been a member of many or-
ganizations, both civic and religious. He'
also served two terms as a City Commis-
sioner during the 1970's.
He has served as president of the Port
St. Joe Gulf County Chamber of Commerce
and at one time had 28 years of perfect at-
tendance as a Rotarian that was interrupt-
ed by a stay in the hospital.


Mexico BeachVoters Recal Reed


After a tumultuous summer
of conflicting charges and coun-
ter charges, Kaye Reed, Mexico
Beach Councilwoman, has been
removed from omce in a recall
election held in the seaside com-
munity Monday.
S Reed, 46, was recalled by a
vote of 218 to 179. Thirty six ab-
sentee ballots which were count-
ed Tuesday made no difference In
the outcome of the election.


The election was the result of
a recall petition which claimed
that Reed was guilty of malfea-
sance of office by attempting to
use the city attorney for personal
business and attempting to inter-
fere with a police investigation
into the conduct of her boyfriend
who faces misdemeanor charges
froman altercation with City Ad-
ministrator John McInnis.
Reed denied the charges and


fought the recall election in the
Judicial system but a Judge last
month denied Reed's request to
halt the election. Florida courts
have ruled recall organizers do
not have to prove their allegations
are true.
The Mexico Beach Council
will now choose a replacement to
fill the remaining nine months of
Reed's term.


Newly appointed Gulf County
Sheriff Frank McKeithen ap-
proached the Gulf County Com-
mission Tuesday night seeking
$45,472.98 that was being held
out of the Sheriffs budget by the
Board. The Board had encum-
bered the funds during the stay
of interim sheriff James Coats,
and had Justified their holding
the money .by explaining that
once a permanent appointment
was made, the new sheriff might
need the money to .hire a chief
deputy for the county.
The amount being withheld,
equated to the salary that had
been paid to Chief Deputy Jack
Davflla when he was terminated
by Interim Sheriff Coats shortly
after his appointment by Govern-
or Lawton Chiles.
The Board was unanimous in
their approval to release the
funds to the sheriffs department
McKeithen told The Star that
without the funds his department
would have faced a $20,000 defl-
cit of funds by the end of the
month.-'
Wewa Volunteer Ambulance
Service "Growing Pains"
Commissioner Billy: Traylor
told the Board he had met with
the WVewahitchka Volunteer Am-
Sbulance Service and they had in-
formed him of an increase in the
number of calls, coupled with a
decrease in personnel was forcing
them to look at making some
changes to the service.
Just: a few years ago they
were having 10 to 15 calls a
month, and how it's not unusual
for them to get 35 or even 40
calls. "They Just can't keep doing
that," Traylor said.
. He praised the-volunteer ser--
vice for the time, effort, and qual-
Sty of service they had provided to
the county at no charge. stating
that some changes needed to be
made In order to give the volun-"
teers some relief.
Traylor proposed that the'
squad quit making calls in Cal-
houn County and that they be
paid on a per-call basis for their
service.
Currently the squad is mak-
ing runs to Calhoun County sev-
eral times a month at no charge.
He pointed out Calhoun County
has a paid service but that people
living on the southern end of that
county call on Gulf County's ser-
vice when they need an ambu-
lance. Traylor suggested that Gulf
County discontinue that service
except in the case of a disaster or
extreme emergency. The Board
agreed. deciding to write a letter
to Calhoun County alerting them
of their decision.
Traylor also suggested 'that
the Board begin helping the ser-
vice by providing funding on a
(See COUNTY on Page 3)


Sheriff Frank McKeithen


Meet Gulf County's New

Sheriff McKeithen


New Gulf County Sheriff
Frank McKeithen has spent. the
bAtter part of the past week set-
tling into his new surroundings
at the Sheriffs Department annex-
located at the Gulf County Court-
house.
McKeithen was appointed
last Wednesday by Governor Law-
ton Chiles to serve'out the re-
mainder of Gulf County Sheriff Al-
Harrison's term of office.
He told The Star that he was
excited about the appointment
and the opportunity to serve as
Gulf County's Sheriff but that he
would not really consider himself
as such until the people of Gulf
County accepted him as their
Sheriff. "I'm just asking for the
people of Gulf County to give me
an opportunity to gain their ac-
ceptance," McKeithen said.
McKeithen, 42, has 21 years
experience in law enforcement
and has spent the past seven
years serving as the Chief Investi-
gator for the Bay County Sheriffs
Department, holding the rank of
Captain.
He's no stranger to Gulf
County, serving as a deputy un-
der then Gulf County Sheriff Ray-
mond Lawrence for about a year .
between 1975 and 1976.
McKeithen said he sees no prob-


lem in making the transition from
Bay County to Gulf County stat-
ing that he was born and raised
in Vernon. an area which is simi-
lar in population to Gulf.County .
His career in law enforcement
began in 1973 when he went to
work for the Panama City Police
Department until 1975 when he
came to Gulf County as a deputy.
In 1976 he returned to Bay
County to work for the sheriffs
department where he has spent
the past 18 years as a deputy,
lieutenant, narcotics investigator,
head 'of narcotics division and
most recently as a captain and
chief investigator under Bay
County Sheriff Guy TunnelL ,
McKeithen said, "I have a
deep respect for everyone's feel-
ings in Gulf County." He further
stated he intends on being a
working sheriff actively involved
in both the administrative and
law enforcement operations of the
department
He intends to establish a sec-
ond home in Gulf County, noting
that his wife, Diane, is a teacher
at Surfside Middle School and
that it would not be practical for
him to move his family at this
time. McKeithen has three chil-
dren: Jason, 20; Frankie, 14; and
All, 8.


Comm. of Education, Addresses Chamber; Motley President


1994 Chamber President Tonya Nixon passes gavel to in-
coming president, Rocky Motley.


The Port St. Joe/Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce installed
Hulon (Rocky) Motley as presi-
dent of the organization in a din-
ner meeting Monday night attend-
ed by an estimated 225 members
and their guests. Motley was in-
stalled along with Charles Costin,
Vice-President, Gil Williams,
Treasurer, and Sue .Marley, Sec-'
retary. The new officers were in-
stalled along with Jim Boykin,
Bill Holten, and George Hean, di-
rectors, by installing officer
George Y. Core.
Retiring President Tonya Nix-
on, gave her final report of the
year, outlining several accom-
plishments of the Chamber over
the previous year. The group now
sponsors, along with the annual
art show and craft festival, a
Fourth of July celebration, as-
sumed the leadership of the Hal-
loween celebration, and upgraded
the annual Christmas parade to a
Christmas festival.
Nixon said the Chamber now
has 215 members and has initiat-
ed a monthly membership break-
fast meeting.
Nixon presented several
awards for the evening including
two new awards lifetime
achievements to Ida Ethel
Browne and retired high school


principal Edwin G. Williams. Mrs.
Browne and Williams have long
been involved in education and
other civic activities in the com-
munity. Ken Murphy received a
special appreciation award for his
service in providing assistance to
Chamber and Merchants Associa-
tion activities.
New President. Motley pre-
sented a plaque of appreciation to
Mrs. Nixon for her service
throughout the year and stressed
the importance of downtown de-
velopment, beaches and tourist
emphasis as a Chamber goal for
the coming year.
Speaker for the dinner meet-
ing was Florida Commissioner of
Education, Frank Brogan, who
brought an inspiring address on
the importance education plays
in every facet of the state's activi-
ties.
Brogan, while pointing out
that the number one concern of
Florida's citizens is public safety,
it should also be noted that 80%
of those in prison do not have a
high school education. "Somehow
I feel that this is more than an in-
cidental situation. I feel that Flor-
ida's education system can be ef-
fective in keeping some of those
inmates out of prison by toughen-
ing up our classroom program by


removing troubled youngsters,
from the classroom 'into a pro-
gram of their own."
Brogan stressed the impor-
tance of hard work in getting
back to the three R's of educa-
tion.
The speaker painted a picture
of an education department
which has been too large and un-
wielding in the past. He said that
reduction efforts are already be-
ing acted upon and that before
too much longer the department
will be leaner by far than it has
been. 'We're streamlining the De-
partment of Education and we're
going to be cutting back on oper-
ational expense because that
money should be going back into
the classrooms."
Bi-ogan said that our job is to
help solve student problems. Our
primary mission is to see that
when they matriculate through
the system, they will have an ed-
ucation and can read, spell, and
do mathematics with ease.
The Commissioner said that
at sometime in the future possi-
bly we can stop building prison
beds due to lack of people to fill
them. He said that local people
are in the best position to recog-
nize local educational needs and
how to finance them.


Frank Brogan, Commissioner of
Education, Chamber Speaker


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THE STAR

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16,1995


Marina

WE WISH THE current committee well in-their efforts to get
a marina located In Port St. Joe. The effort has been going on for
a long time, without success. The current committee has a lot of
good people involved, as have all of the committees in the past.
The committee members, presently working on the marina pro-
ject,, has some individuals involved with good track records for
getting things done. Maybe their past accomplishments will help
them in their latest venture as well.
Port St. Joe is the only bay front town from Pensacola to Ce-'
dar Key without some top-notch marina facilities. As well as be-
ing an asset for our own people to enjoy, lack of a marina is a
definite drawback, when you begin trying to, "sell" the town.
EVERYONE EXPECTS A COASTAL town in Florida to have
a marina. It just goes with being in Florida and being on the wa-
terfront.
We have made several attempts in years past to build a mari-
na here, and unlike a lot of other places, our problem hasn't
been money. Our problem has been in finding a place to put it.
Being right on the edge of the water doesn't mean, automatical-
ly, that all locations are exactly suitable for hosting a marina. In
a lot of places, considerable dredging has to be done to make the
water deep enough inshore to bring boats. These dredged out
slips must be kept to a proper depth. '
,Dredging in coastal waters has become an almost impossible
task to get approved from the environmentalists. They get real
ants-y when youl mention dredging and even if you get the per-
mit to dredge, finding a place to put your spoil isn't the easiest '
thing in the world to do, either.
THE PRESENT COMMITTEE thinks they have the ideal,
place to construct and operate a marina for Port St. Joe. We,
hope they.have, for the City's sake. It will remove some of the' ob-
jections potential customers have when, we all begin, "selling"
Port St. Joe and will give us one more asset to put in' the pot to
attract people and business here.
I Building a marina is like ,building anything else, it first in-
volves getting some capable person or persons to invest their'
time and expertise into the job.of securing the asset and selling,
the idea to enough people where it will be approved by acclama-
tion.



Getting the Word

RESIDENTS OF FLORIDA are getting a full dose of the
"medicine", they should have received prior to voting on the Con-
stitutional Amendment to ban commercial fishing nets in Flori-
da's waters last November. The people of the state voted over-
whelmingly to close the state's waters to the use of inets; a
matter we don't think they fully understood. '
There were a few selfish people, with a lot of time on their
hands and a lot of money, who managed to convince a majority,
of the people that was the proper thing to do in- order to save our
"endangered" sea life.
"EDNijrGERED" IS THE key word for getting anything
pssed'.Tifawo6r n'endArigered" is a dramatic word, interpreted,
as;'"this is your last chance". Most concerned people will jump.
on any band wagon and go to any lengths to save whatever is
"endangered".
Now; we're seeing a host of articles and TV programs which
seem to be asking, "did we really do the right thing, or did we
throw the baby out with the bath water?"
Economics seems to be the, favorite subject being explored
right now, with other questions sure to follow. Can Florida afford
to be without a commercial fishing industry? Admittedly, the
ban will curtail the taking of mullet and speckled trout, but are
they endangered all that much to warrant putting these people
out of work we now have to pay good tax dollars to compensate
or re-train? Where is the tax money .going to come from 'to pay'
for this? Out of my pocket? You must be crazy!
THEN, TOO, WE HAVE shrimp lovers beginning to wonder
where their shrinip is coming from as the shrimpers struggle to
stay in business as the Florida Marine Fisheries Commission at-
tempts to get in position to be the final word to interpret the< size
nets to he used by the shrimpers.
In other words, the ox of more than the special interests is in
danger of being gored.by this Amendment and it is beginning to
smart even before it touches that most tender of flesh-the pock-
et book!


Ci


Hunker Down with Kes


by Kesley Colbert


Etaoin Shrdlu Is Greek To Me


Wesley Ramsey Citizen of the
Year-my hind foot! Listen, I
didn't vote for him. This is Ameri-
ca 1995. What has he done for ,
me lately? You catch my drift.
People have already stopped ,,
me to say "Nice choice", 'Wonder-
ful selection", "It is so fitting". I
noticed right off that none of the
folks so eager with the mild and '
homey accolades ,ever actually
had to meet a deadline with old. ,
Wes peering at 'emr over those tri-"
focals. I check in five minutes late
with my story and you'd think I'd
'committed the unpardonable sin.
The well-oiled and, finely-tuned
crank it out on time each
- week every week machine


had been thrown off kilter. Wes-
ley takes getting The Star out in a
timely fashion way too personal.
I might have been fifteen min-
utes late.
O.K. O.K., there has been a
Sday or two (or three) when I was
an hour late.
,One of .these days I'm gonna
bust in there and ask him if in
his fifty years of newspapering he
was ever late with a story! I would
have already done it except I
think I know the answer. Wesley
takes this whole newspaper game
'way too seriously. '
He tricked me into this job,
you know. Willie and Shirley had
talked to me for several months
about the possibility of writing
down some stories, on "life and
growing up back on the farm".
I didn't think I could do it I
wasn't sure I wanted to do it.
One day Willie and I were
again discussing the pros -and
cons of me attempting a weakly.


article, "Willie, I just can't-"
Wesley was sitting there, half
listening, he didn't think I could
do It either! He said nothing, but
he gave me the classic blank look
and let his eyes drift around the
room. Mock disinterest I pooched
my bottom lip out. Those stub-
born genes I'd inherited from Bu-
ford Colbert, late of the C.S.A.,
who died in 1904 thinking his
unit was about to retake Shiloh
begin to kick in. Nobody could tell
me I couldn't .....
'Willie, I'll, try it for one
week."
That sly old fox had "talked"
me into the weakly article game
without saying a word!
; I went to him in the early
days, "Wes, what do you think of
th is sto ry ?" .. ....
'You write yours-I'll write
mine." :
I went back, 'Wes, you might
want to look this one over before
you print it. It's about Jane Fon-


Chamber of Commerce.
awards were presented to the
pictured! citizens during Mon-
day night's banquet for their
long-time service to the cham-
ber and to the community.
Upper photo, Merchants' As-'
sociation chairman Lynwood
Wynne presents Ken Murphy an
award for his service.
Lower left, out-going CofC
President Tonya Nixon presents
retired High School Principal
Edwin Williams with an award
for his community service.,
Lower right Tamara Laine,
CofC Executive, presents a pub-
lic service award to Ida Ethel,
Browne. Her daughter. Lenolir
Clardy accepts the award for
Mrs. Browne.


da and it's pretty roug-" He dis-
missed it with a wave of the arm.
And unless he slipped around
and read it when I wasn't looking
he published it before he read it.
There were a couple of truths
here that were beginning to sink
in. He was going to let me do it
my way, he didn't intend to med-
dle and he certainly had no inten-
tions of telling me what to say.
And he trusted me. This newspa-
per was his life and he was allow-
ing me to share in it-without
censorship He taught me more
about trust with a wave of an arm
than I'd learned from folks speak-
ing volumes. He didn't say he
trusted me, he didn't write down
that I was a guy you could trust,
he didn't offer .up a dissertation
on the subject-he simply trusted
me.
And even after he read-a year
or so worth of my stories, he still
let me put 'em in his newspaper.
Amazing.
I think he keeps me' around
hoping I'll slip up and give him a
good idea for his column. Hey,
I'm too smart for that-I keep all
the good ones for myself. Of
course, I do pick him a little from
tLime to time. I don't get very far.
"Kes, you write yours-I'll write
mine."
A real Citizen of the Year
would be over at my house every
Monday morning with a handful
of good story ideas. A-super, sure
'nuff Citizen of the Year would
have the first three paragraphs
and a surprise ending already
typed out .
A real Citizen of the. Year
wouldn't sit in the, back of. the
room with his pen and paper out
as I give a talk to the Rotary
Club. Shoot, you've got to be a
mite careful about what you
say-it could end up in print. I go.
to the Kiwanis, same thing. Ole
Wes is there, taking notes. I think
he just goes to those meetings to
keep me honest '..
~ A real Citizen of the Year
would give me a big raise and let
me have every other week off.
Maybe I could cover the Masters
or the College World Series in
Omaha. Give me the plumsl
A real Citizen of the Year
would have put a-migzle on Carol
at birth.
Well, you get the idea. I'm
withholding my outright accep-
tance of this year's honoree until
I see how he shapes up after the
plaque goes on the wall. Let's
check out how the award wears
on him. 'Course, we all already
have a pretty good idea just ex-
actly how much this thing is go-
ing to change ole Wes .
He'll still be down at The Star
every day. He schedules hand
and hip operations early in the
morning or late in the afternoon
so he won't miss a whole day's
work.
You can be too dedicated.
I tell him to lighten up, get
out more-have a life
He tells me, 'You write
yours-I'll write mine."
You can't tell him anything
He's worse than old Buford!
So no, I didn't vote for him for

(See KESLEY on Page 3)


Try Making A Speech with An Award Stuck In Your T


IT HAS BEEN a long, long
time since I have done this, and it
will-likely be a long, long time be-
fore I- do it again. I'm talking
about my changing my column
on Tuesday [actually Wednesday,.
because I couldn't get around to
it on Tuesday.]
YoV good folks caused me to
deviate from my regular routine
of writing a column on Thursday
afternoon, after the paper is out
and before another one is started
in earnest.
I had a column for this week
discussing the veracity of the
groundhog and his shadow leg-
end and how much of that tale we
could actually take to the bank. It
was already placed in its accus-
tomed position on page two. 'It
had been there ever since Mon-
day morning, along with the edi-
torial, just waiting on Kesley's
, column when the page would be
closed out and sent to the dark-
room to have a negative made of
the page.


ETAOIN SHRDLU


By Wesley Ramsey


THEN, YOU GOOD folks had
to go and disrupt those previous-
ly made plans by nominating me
for "Citizen of the Year" honors
and mess everything up. I
couldn't allow such an auspicious
honor grow stale by a full week
and not comment on it.
Before I get any farther with
this weekly effort, let me tell you
right now, given the circumstanc-
es causing me to have to re-write
this column, I don't mind at all! I
don't even mind staying overtime,
in order to get it done
Receiving this award is one of
the nicest things which has ever


happened to me. I guess' the only
other thing of Importance which
could surpass it was the day I got
married to Frenchie, although
she doesn't know that and if I
want her to know, I'll tell her,
y'hear?
I've got a theory with wives;
keep them always on their toes by
keeping them wondering.
YOU KNOW, OF course, this
isn't an entirely disruptive situa-
tion, don't you? With the scrap-
ping of the- column I already had
written, it doesn't necessarily
have to be wasted effort.


Behold, now I already have,
the column written for next week!.
It's laying out on the copy bank,
nice and neat, with wax already
on its backside, just waiting to be
once again placed on the make-
up.sheet for next week.
I want to thank you for that,
and now I'm wondering what I am
going to do with all that time this
Afternoon, usually spent writing
my column.
Maybe I'll just take the day
off.

BUT, BACK TO the award.
Monday night, upon receiving the
award, I remarked that I didn't do
speeches. The fact was, I couldn't
have said two words if I had been
threatened with a whipping if I
didn't! Not only was I speechless,
I couldn't talk. I had a "Citizen of
the Year" award caught in my
throat.
During the past 43 years of*
activities here in Port St. Joe,- "


some pretty satisfying activities
have happened to me, largely
through the newspaper. The
paper would endorse some pro-
ject or other and it would come
to pass. That was more than sat-
isfying; it was gratifying! But
none of those gratifying moments
could hold a candle to the honor
you bestowed upon ,me Monday,
evening. '
The Chamber of Commerce
should never expect the recipient
of that award to .make some ac-
ceptance remarks, because it is
impossible for the recipient to. do;
especially if it is as much of a
surprise to him as it was to me.

MY GOOD FRIEND Kesley
Colbert did a fantastic job in the
presentation. When he finished, I
felt I was no longer 5' 7" tall. I felt
I must have been at least 10' tall.
I don't know where he got all
those nice things to say about me
but Kesley rose to the moment.
We tease him here at the office


Throat

about not sticking to the absolute
truth with some of his experienc-
es he writes about and thlt abili-
ty, to use the adjectives, made me
sound larger than life. .
Of course, he had to take a
little "poetic license" with his de-'
scriptions about my so-called ac-
complishments, the other "Citi-
zens" have all been pretty heavy
hitters in Port St. Joe's history
and he had to build on the sand.
of my past efforts in order to
make them be in keeping with the
rocks of those other's efforts.,
Honestly, though, I'feel very
humble and-if you can be hum-
ble and proud at the same time-
proud of being selected as Port
St. Joe's "Citizen of the Year".
I don't feel as if I deserve the
award, I Just did what I thought
was my job over the years, and
didn't even. give receiving the
award a thought
But don't you try to take, t
backI


-H S T "- r; "


D WIN -THE STAR-
USPHS 518880
Published Every Thursday at 304-308 Williams Avenue
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE FL THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 1995 PAGE


P. D. Recipient of Grant to Fund State Program


Bet a Burger

Dear Editor,
SIll bet you one of Linda's
(Restaurant) large hamburgers,
that your paper would triple in


Kesley
(From Page 2)
Citizen of ihe Year. But I don't
think Wes is going to be too shak-
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it on pretty good authority that
he didn't vote for me either .... .
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:Letters


to the


Editor

sales if you would add the T.V.
Guide listing, from Wed. thru
Tues. and please use "Our Time".;
I know many would buy the
paper for the T.V. Guide. And,
you may raise the paper a dime
or so.
Most the elderly can't under-:
stand the T.V. Guide we buy at'
the "grocery. Please, won't you,
think about It.
Anyone out there interested
in the T.V. Guide' listed in our
PAPER, please write the Editor.
Sincerely,
Janette Campbell


HOURS:


The Port St. Joe Police De-
partment was notified last week
that it was the recipient of
$36,000 in grant funding from
the Department of Community Af-
fairs for a "Community Oriented
Policing" program. The grant is a
75/25 matching anti-drug abuse
grant.
The main target area for the
program is North Port St. Joe. In
order for this program to work
ethe police department will form a


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partnership with the community
in order to identify community
safety issues and to determine
the resources needed to resolve
neighborhood problems.
The organizational meeting
will be held Thursday,. Feb. ,16. at
7:00 p.m. in the Gulf County Sen-
ior Citizens Building. Chief of Po-
lice Carl Richter urges the citi-
zens of North Port St. Joe to
attend and participate in making
their neighborhood a safer place


to live.


This partnership will apply
innovative strategies that are de-'
signed to create and sustain
healthy and vital neighborhoods.
Community involvement is essen-
tial in order to reach the goals.
Florida State University-Institute
for Health and Human Services
Research, has been contracted to
evaluate Drug Control and Sys-
tem Improvement projects.


FPC Elevates Teedy Nobles


Long-time Port St. Joe resi-
dent, Teedv Nobles, has been pro-
moted to line foreman by Florida
Power Corporation (FPC). accord-
Ing to Area manager Mike McDo-,
Snald. :
Nobles, employed by FPC for,
more than 23 years, has held nu-
merous positions of increasing re- ,',
sponsibility and assumed addi-
tional responsibilities as line
foreman February 6.
'Teedy Nobles :has, served ,
Florida Power with distinction for
many years," McDpnald said. "His
training, experience, and knowl-
edge about keeping the lights on
make him a valued employee."


TWo of My Favorites
Over the years I have saved an assortment of letters, poems
and other writings that have been given to me. Some.are letters that
were sent through the mail and others were given to me by people
who read my column each week.
Two of my favorites are below. The first was a letter written to
me by my mother about a month after I left to enter college. The
second is a piece given to me by a friend. I hope you enjoy them as
much as I did.

Dear Son,
I'm writing this slow cause I know you can't read fast. We don't
live where we did when you left. Your dad read, in the paper, where
most accidents happen within twenty miles of home so wve moved.
This place has a washing machine. The first day I put your shirts in
it, I pulled the chain, and haven't seen them since. It only rained
twice this week, Three days the first time and four days the second
time. The coat you wanted me to send you, your Aunt Sue said it
would be a little too heavy to send in the mail with them big heavy
buttons, so we cut them off and put them in the pockets. We got a
bill from the funeral home. said if we don't make the last payment
on grandma's funeral bill, up she comes. Your Uncle John fell in
the whiskey vat. Some men tried to pull him out but he fought
them off playfully so he drowned. We cremated him, he burned for
three days.
Three of your friends went off the bridge in a pickup, one 'was
driving, the other two were in the back. The driver got out, he rolled
down the window arid swam to safety. The other two drowned, they
couldn't get the tailgate down. Not much more news at this time.
Nothing much has happened. Write more later.
: Love, Mom ,
PMS I was going to send you some money but already had this
sealed.'

The second one goes:

OLD FOLKS

lRemember, old folks are worth a fortune, with the SILVER in,
their hair, COLD in,their teeth, STONES in their kidneys, LEAD in
their feet., and GAS in their stomachs. '
I have become a' little older since I saw you last, and a few
changes have come into my life since then:
:Frankly, I have become quite a frivolous old gal. I am seeing
FIVE gentlemen every day.
As soon as I wake up WILL POWER helps me get out of bed.
Then I see JOHN. The CHARLIE HORSE comes along, and when he
is here he takes up a lot of my time and attention. When he leaves,
ARTHUR RITIS shows up and stays the rest of the day. He doesn't
like to stay in one place too long, so he takes me from joint to joint.
After such a busy day I'm really tired and glad to go to be with
BEN GAY.
WHAT LIFE!!!
'P.S. The preacher came to call the other day. He said at my
age I should be thinking about the hereafter. I told him, "OH, I DO,
all the time. Nomatter where I am, in the parlor, upstairs, in the
kitchen, or down in the basement, I ask myself 'WHAT AM 1 HERE
AFTER?"'

~'i lwas jit"iRidding about that letter'oming from my mother,
One ofmy aunts sent it to one of my cousins.


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As line foreman. Nobles will
supervise 13 employees based in
Port St. Joe and Apalachicola
who cover an area from Mexico
Beach east to Franklin County.
His employees include nine line
personnel,. two meter readers,
and .two servicemen. According to
McDonald, Teedy Nobles started
working for Florida Power in Port
St. Joe during 1972. Then, in the
mid- 1970's. Teedy worked in vari-
us' positions in Madison and
Ocala. returning to Port St. Joe
during late 1984.
'Teedy is one of the best line-
man I've been around." McDonald
said. "Safety has always been a


Thank People
Dear Mr. Editor:
Gulf County now has an ap-,
pointee to complete the unexpired
term as Sheriff. I want to wish the
appointee well, but I also want to
-'THANK" my many friends in Gulf
County and surrounding counties
who supported my effort to obtain
the appointment. I appreciate the
calls wishing me good luck and
their extra efforts in placing calls
'to the Governor's Office on my be-
half. This, outpouring of support
was most gratifying and deeply
appreciated. As a product of Gul
County, I look forward to 1996.
Sincerely,
Major Jimmy Williams
Chief Deputy
Sheriff's Department
Franklin County, Florida


priority with him as, it is with
Florida Power. His long-time dedi-
cation to do the right things the
right way the first time provide
the leadership necessary for his
newjob."
Teedy Nobles, 43, received
Florida Power's coveted '"Presi-
dent's Lifesaving Award" In 1983
for saving the life of a fellow em-
ployee in Brooksville. Teedy and
his wife, Jan, have two children:
Bobby. 22. and Missy. 18.
Nobles Is active In his church
and other charitable community
activities In Gulf County. He
serves as public address an-
nouncer for all Shark home high
school football games as well as
Dixie Youth baseball tourna-
ments hosted in Port St. Joe.
Florida Power Corporation is
the principal subsidiary of St. Pe-
tersburg-based Florida Progress
Corporation (NYSE-FPC) and
serves 1.2 million customers in
central and northern Florida.

Peterson's Rep.
Coming Wed.
U. S. Congressman Pete Pe-
terson announced today that Ken
Davis, a representative from his
Panama City district office will
visit Port St. Joe to meet with
constituents from 3:30 p.m. to
4:30 p.m., E.S.T.. Wednesday,
February 22 in the law library at
the Gulf County Courthouse.
Peterson said Davis, who will
be visiting Gulf County monthly.
will provide information and help
to residents with questions and
problems related to the Federal
government


During the past year, the city
police department has made over
60 arrests on charges of posses-
sion and/or sale or distribution
relating to crack cocaine 'alone.
Most of these arrests were made
in the North Port St. Joe area. Ac-
cording 'to Mayor Frank Pate
many older residents of the ,area
are afraid to leave home without
having someone there to protect
their property.


County
(from Page 1)
pler-call basis of $20 per run to
the driver and $25 per run to the
EMT on duty. The Board agreed
with Traylor's motion, also decid--
Ing to begin charging for the use
of the service to help defray the
cost, beginning March 1st.
Butler Named
Chief Administrator
Chairman Michael Hammond
asked the Board to appoint Don
Butler. Gulf County Planning/
Building Director, as Chief Ad-
ministrator for the county. But-
ler's duties would include coordi-
nating correspondence between
the Board and the other depart-
ments of the county. "He will be
the point man for the Board,"
Hammond said.
The Board agreed unani-
mously with the recommenda-
tion.
In Other Business
Agreed to write the Public
Service Commission seeking to
make telephone calls to Panama
City a toll call similar to the 25c
flat charge for calls to and from
the north and south ends of the
county.
Heard a request from Amy
Shackleford for assistance from
the county in securing land to
build low income housing.
Decided to advertise for
bids to purchase a new ambu-
lance for Wewahitchka Ambu-
lance Service.
Gave Gulf County Search
and Rescue use of surplus, out-
dated ambulances.
Supported a resolution sup-
porting the 50th anniversary of
World War II.


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No Free Ride
To The Editor:
First of all I would like to
thank you for your comments on
my Letter to the Editor. Since you
felt the need to reply for the Paper,
Co., I now have another opportu-
nity to express my "attitude."
I feel that I didn't express my-
self correctly. I was referring to
the Ed Ball Management Area.
which I am aware that St. Joe-
Land and Development Co. owns.
But, I am also aware that it Is a
Federal Aid Project.
My question being; Does our
tax dollars pay for the growing of
pine trees?
Mr. Editor you stated that
you are not a deer hunter. And I
doubt very seriously that Mr. Art
Runnels ever hunted in this area.
There have been Trophy Bucks
killed in this area. Where did they
come from?
I think with proper food plots,
better does and bucks will be pro-
duced. In return, more deer ahd
bigger horns. If you or Mr. Run-
nels wduld like 'living proof. call
Mr. Tommy Anderson 'for a tour-
of Box R during feeding time.
On two different occasions I-
have witnessed people dumping
.household garbage and trash on
St. Joe Paper Co.'s land. On both
occasions'I ask the parties con-
_cerned to haul -the trash to the
dump, or I would call the law.
One party refused at which time I
did call the law, and was more.
than willing to testify.'
It was my attitude that made
me willing to speak 'up against
someone trashing St. Joe Paper
Co.'s land. My point being that
I'm not against the Paper Co. do-
ing what they want with their
land. .
I do feel however, that if we
are going to spend my tax dollars
and my $26.00 for a management
stamp then let's manage wildlife
'not pine trees.
Mr. Editor its attitudes such
as yours that will eventually put
the hunter on the endangered list
right between the' Commercial
Fisherman and the Shrimper.
Thank You
James L. Myrick,'


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Couple to Wed
Johnnie and Belvin Bryant
would like to announce the en-
gagement and upcoming marriage
of their niece, Diane Mathis, to
Clint Lanier. Clint is the son of
Roy and Pat Lanier who reside in
White City.
The ceremony will take place
at the gazebo in Lafayette Park on
Avenue B in Apalachicola at 2:00
p.m. on February 25th. The re-
ception will follow at the Ameri-
can Legion Hall.
No invitations are being sent.
All relatives ant friends are invit-
ed to attend. After the wedding


Coffee Fetes Bride-Elect
On the morning of January 28 between the hours of 10:30 12:30
a Coffee was held in the lovely home of Mrs. Edward E. Wood
honoring Catherine Marie Ellinor, bride-elect of E. Thomas Ford,
Jr. Many ladies of the community came by during the morning to
meet Catherine and to welcome her to the community family.
Hostesses for the occasion were, pictured above from left to
right, Mrs. Edward E. Wood, Catherine M. Ellinor, bride-elect, Mrs.
George W. Duren, Mrs. Charles W. Norton, Mrs. Bobbie Porter
Watts, Mrs. William R. Merchant, Mrs. Ashley Costin and Mrs.
Marvin Land. Hostesses not shown were Mrs. Ferrell 0. Allen, Mrs.
Steve Richardson and Mrs. William J. Rish.


Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Smith


To Celebrate 50th


The children of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert L. "Big Bob" Smith of
White City invite all their friends
and family to a 50th wedding 'an-
niversary celebration. This mem-
orable event will take place at the
Smith home :located at 6682
Searcy Street in, Wh te City.
Please come by on Saturday.
February 18th, between 3 p.m.,
and 5 p.m. and share this joyous.
time with Bob and Mary and fam-

The Smiths were united in
marriage on February 17. 1945,
by 0. D. Langston at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Coburn in
Port St. Joe.
The children of Bob and Mary
Smith are: Herbert Shelton Smith
and wife, Charlene of Panama
City; Anita Lauren Smith; and
James Murry Smith and wife, Eu-


Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Silvey
Hallmark of Birmingham., Ala-
bama, announce the engagement
of their daughter, Kimberly Jan-,
ette, to Arthur Clair Brunson III,.
son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Clair
Brunson, Jr., of Elba, Alabama.
The wedding is planned for March
4.
Miss Hallmark is the grand-
daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Virion Clardy and the
late Mr. and Mrs. William Thom-
as Hallmark of Birmingham. The


Hallmark's are former residents
of Port St. Joe. Miss Hallmark is
the niece of Harry L. Smith. She
is a graduate of Samford Univer-
sity. "
Mr. Brunson is the grandson
of Mr. and Mrs. R.. Lee 'Johnson
and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Clair
Brunson, Sr., of Elba, Alabama.
He is a graduate of the University
of Alabama and Vanderbilt Uni-
versity School of Law.
The couple are employed in
Birmingham.


Biggs Published in
World Anthology
Margaret Key Biggs of White
City has been published in Par-
nassus of the World, 1994. an an-
tholbgy of global poets from forty,
countries.
The poem chosen for that col-
lection by its editor, Dr. Ramasa-
my DeVarj of Matras, India, is
about one of Biggs' former neigh-
bors, Donna Young and an event
that 'took place when she was a
very small girl.
Donna now has her Master's
Degree, and is working with chil-
dren in an Eckerd's Wilderness
Camp near Ocala.
Presently classified as a world
poet, Biggs has had recent poems
published in Ireland as well as in
India.
Join T. 0. P. S,.
in Heart Month
T. O0. P. S.. 'Take Off Pounds
Sensibly", will hold an Open
House on Thursday, February 16,
beginning at 5:30 p.m., E.S.T., at
the Port St. Joe High School.
See you there "


Mexico Beach
AARP Meeting
The Mexico Beach Chapter of
AARP will be meeting at 1:00 p.m.
Friday, February 17 at the Cham-
ber of Commerce Building. The
guqst speaker for the meeting will
be David Miller who is affiliated
with the Bay County 911 system.
There will be a sign-up sheet
available at the meeting for those
interested in a future tour of Ty'n-
dall Air Force Base.


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Their grandchildren are Laur-
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Savanna and Jesse Smith of
White City. Great-grandchildren
are Josle Lauren Sunday and
Cody E. Sunday of Panama City.


Blaine Bush a m :.gmy"g ,u
A 1st For Blaine! ESTABLISHED 19
Blame Bush, son of Mike and
Anealia Bush of St. Joe Beach,
celebrated his first birthday Jan- E
uary 28 with a party at his grand- 'eneral Ele C :
mother Ann Johnson's home in ,
Chipley.
Grandparents, aunts, uncles L
and cousins all enjoyed the occa- ....
sion with cake and ice cream. D
the breaking of a pinata whichli
had been filled with goodies for
the cousins to enjoy.
Blaine's grandparents are
Ann Johnson, Ronald and Kim
Bush of Chipley, and Sarah and :.
Ed Franklin of St Joe Beach. His'
great-grandmother is Alma John-
son of Chipley. ,


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 1995 PAGE 5A


February IsHistory Month

Mayor Frank Pate, left, signs a proclamation designating
February as American History Month as Mrs. Archie Gard-
ner, member of the St. Joseph Bay Chapter of the Daughters
of the American Revolution looks on.. American history is
li filled with, accounts of dedication, perseverance, sacrifice
-and vision on the part of countless people, who sought liber-
ty and opportunity and the public is urged to recognize our,
nation's heritage and history during this month.
Wewa Seniors' Lions 1st Pancake


BBQ Lunch Sale
On Friday., Feliruiar), 17, the
Wewahitchka Senior Citizens will
again be selling' those large, deli-'
cious Bar-B-Que" beef sandwich
plates. The sale will be held from'
11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the
Wewa Senior Citizens Center.
Each plate comes complete
with. pickles, iced tea, potato
chips and dessert for only $3.50. :
You may call in your order for'
your local business or drop by
and pick one or more up. Please
call 639-9910 to place your or-
ders.
All proceeds will be used to
help support the meals on wheels
program.


Lovestrand
Speaks to .
. Gardert'Club
Eric Lovestrand, of the. Na-
tional Estuarine Research Re-
serve In Apalachicola. Is shown In
the photo above as he presents
the February program for the Port
SL Joe Garden Club.
Mr. Lovestrand presented a
slide presentation on bats show-
ing the importance of their work
in eradicating insects and propa-
gating plants.
Also, a talk on the benefits of
the National Estuary Research
Reserves In Florida's coastal area
,to young fish ald other animals
as well as the natural defenses
against storms was very educa-
tional and enjoyed by those
present.


NOTICE
Sauls Creek Road Bridge will
be closed for repair Monday,
February 20 through
Thursday, February 23.
Itc, 2/16/95


Breakfast Sat.'
'The Beaches" Lions Club will
hold their first annual pancake
breakfast at Toucan's Restaurant
located at 812 U. S. Highway 98
in Mexico Beach on Saturday,
February 18 from 7 to 10:30
a.m., C.S.T.
A donation of $4.50 will' be
received for each breakfast. All
proceeds will go toward to club's
community projects.


Kelley Receives Award

As Outstanding Citizen


At a banquet hosted recently
by Modem Woodmen of America,
Jerry Kelley, principal of Wewa-
hitchka Elementary :School, was
presented a plaque honoring him
as an outstanding citizen. The
event took place at J. Patrick's
Restaurant in Wewahltchka.
Speakers paying tribute to Kelley
on ,this occasion were Larry
Mathes, principal of Wewahltchka
High School, Betty Holloway,
teacher at WHS, and Linda Whit-
field, WES teacher.
Since coming to Wewahltchka
in 1967, to teach art in the school
system, Mr. Kelley has given gen-
erously of his time and talents in,
order to benefit those around
him. One of his greatest honors
was being selected as Gulf
County's Teacher of the Year in
1974 and going on to become re-
gional winner and one of the top
five finalists in the state.
Kelley, his wife Carol, and
son Casey are members of St.
John's Episcopal Church In We-
wahitchka. At the present time he
is serving as Junior Warden of


the church.
His community leadership
has been demonstrated through
active membership in the Wewa-
hitchka Jaycees in the mid-70's.
During his tenure with that or-
ganization he was named Out-
standing Young Educator. Since
then, Kelley has given many
hours of service to the local orga-
nized baseball, teams, helping as'
an assistant coach and general
'fund raiser. Last year he spear-
headed the raising of approxi-
mately $7.000-thanks to match-
ing funds from Modem Woodmen
of America-for the WHS baseball
program. He' has been a member
of the Gator Backers for several
years running.
In the last few years, Kelley
-has been active In the Wewa-
hitchka Optimist Club, the Amer-
ican Cancer Society Board, the
Gulf County Juvenile Justice
Council, and the Florida Task
Force for studying the uses of the
Chattahoochee, Flint, and Apa-
lachicola River Basins.


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Jerry Kelley is being presented the Outstanding Citizen Award
by Vanessa Feltrop '(center) representative of Woodmen of America,
as his wife, Carol (right) looks on."


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Our Baby Is One!
Tierre Javazzia Ash, 'T.J.",
will be celebrating his first birth-
day on Saturday, February 18th.
T.J. of the son of the late Shalon-
da L. Ash and Beverly and Willie
Ash, Jr. He is the godchild of Pam
& Brian Apples, grandchild of Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Lee Bolden,
Minnie Ash, Ret. Ssg. Willie Jones
and Ret. Sfc. and Mrs. Hill.
A celebration will be held at
the home of his aunt and uncle,
Iris and Charles Gathers, on Sun-
day, February 19 at 3:00 p.m.
hosted by all of his aunts and un-
cles, cousins, family and friends.

Thanks
The V.F.W. and Ladies Auxil-
iary would like to thank everyone
who participated in making their
barbecue dinner and bake sale a'
success.
' A special thanks goes to:
Comforter Funeral Home, Dixie
Dandy Grocery and the New York
Dell of Mexico Beach.


T. J. Ash


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. anything, but free porlrails are.jmiled 10 one pe, family


St. Joe Papermakers Federal Credit Union
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Phone 227-1156


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Scholarships Being Offered


by Credit Union-Apply Now


St Joe Papermakers Federal
Credit Union is inviting all gradu-
ating high school seniors to enter
the 1995 Education Exchange
College Grant Program, which will
award $100,000 in college grants
to qualified students. Sponsored
by The Exchange International,
MPACT and Instant Teller auto-


mated teller machine (ATM) net-
works, the program is in its sec-
ond year of honoring hardworking
and academically talented stu-
dents. The Exchange is an inter-
national shared ATM network
based in Morris Plains, New Jer-
sey. MPACT is a regional shared
ATM and POS network bases in
Plano, Texas serving the southern
United States.
The Education Exchange pro-
gram is open to high school sen-
iors who plan to attend college in
the Fall. Applicants are judged on
scholastic achievement, qualities
of character and leadership, and
financial need. A total of 79 col-
lege grants will be awarded, in-


cluding one grant for $10,000,
three grants for $5,000 each and
75 grants for $1,000 each.
To receive a 1995 Education
Exchange application form, which
includes complete rules and eligi-
bility requirements, visit the St.
Joe Papermakers Federal Credit
Union.
Wesley Atkins, CEO of St. Joe
Papermakers Federal Credit Un-
ion, said "We participate in the
Education Exchange program to
assist students who wish to at-
tend college. We would like to see
some of our seniors from Gulf
County receive these scholar-
ships'",


Wewa Offered Jobs


and Rides by Marriott


Joshua David Kennedy

Kennedy Aboard

the '"Confidence"'
U.S.C.G. Recruit.Joshua Da-
vid Kennedy, grandson of Tal-
madge and Catherine Kennedy of
Port St. Joe, has recently. com-
pleted basic training at the Unit-
ed States Coast Guard Training
Center at Cape May, New Jersey.
Training involved drill and
ceremonies, fire fighting, first
aid/CPR, sea school and weap-
ons, where he qualified on the
9mm pistol and the M-16 rifle.
Josh is presently stationed
aboard the U.S.C.G. Cutter "Con-
fidence", at Cape Canaveral.
Josh is the son of Steve and
Glenda Kennedy of Defunlak
Springs. He is a 1994 graduate of
Walton Senior High School.


Marriott's Bay. Point Resort,
located in Panama City Beach, is
aggressively offering jobs' and
transportation from the. Wewa-
hitchka area to the Marriott. This
effort to join employer and em-
ployees will be facilitated by Dave
Roy, ,Human Resource Director,
Bill Perry, Housekeeping Manager
and the Florida Jobs and Benefit
Center Employment officer, Mary
Clas. The strength of this joint ef-
fort is greatly enhanced by a new
van pool' transportation service
sponsored by the Marriott Resort.
The van pool will offer round trip
transportation from Wewahltchka
tothe Marriott.
SMarriott and the Florida Jobs
and Benefits Center will host a
Job Fair on Tuesday, February 21
from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on
the second' floor of the Wewa-
hitchka Courthouse located at
200 East Second Street. This Job
Fair will be dedicated solely for
the interviewing of applicants by
the Marriott Resort for positions
in the services department.
The Wewahitchka Library, lo-


E OB~ITURE


Lucille Stripling
Lucille Stripling, 91. of Port
SL Joe passed away Friday of an
extended Illness. A native of




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
THE NEW HOPE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH OF WEWAHI TCHKA
FLORIDA.
S .. Plaintiff,
vs.
CASE NO. 94-347CPP
THE ESTATE OF SHEP FREEMAN. JR. el al.
Defendant.


. NOTICE OF ACTION


TO: DANIEL FREEMA. If alive, and If deceased.
bis unknown spouse, and all other parties
claiming by, through, under or against them
Including two unknown children of DANIEL
FREEMAN whose names and addresses are
not known.
YOU AR NOTIFIED that an action to quiet
tide on the following described property In
Gulf County. Florida. to wit
Commence at the Southwest comer of
Section 14, Township 4 South, Range 10
West, and run north 89:5826" east along
the South line of said Section 14 for
1006.71 feet; thence north 0001'34" west
for 205.24 feet to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING: thence, south 8958'26" west for
230.59 feet to the Easterly right-of-way
line of the Freeman Rouse Road: said '
point being on a curve concave westerly
having a central angle of2128'34" and a'
radius of 570.39 feet; thence northeasterly
along the Easterly right-of-way line of said
Freeman Rouse Road for an arc of 213.80
feet thence leaving said Easterly right-of-
way and run north 8955826' east for
197.77 feet; thence south 0001'34" east
for 210 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
containing 1 acre. more or less.
has been filed against you and SHEP FREEMAN.
JR.. If alive, and if deceased, his spouse. MARTHA
FREEMAN. If alive, and the heirs., devisees, grant-
ees. creditors and all other partes claiming by,
through, under or against them Including IONA
FREEMAN GAUTIER. If alive, and If deceased, her
spouse. JAMES W. GAUTIER. SR.. if alive, and If
deceased, her heirs. deitsees. grantees. creditors
and all other parties claiming by, through, under
or against them Including ROBERT GAUTIER.
SHEP FREEMAN. III. If alive, and If deceased, his
unknown spouse, If alive, and if deceased, the
heirs. deiseea, grantees. creditors and all other
parties claiming by. through. under or against
them including MATTIE R. FREEMAN OWENS.
THELMA FREEMAN BATSON. SAMMY FREEMAN;
and O'NEAL FREEMAN. If alive, and if deceased.
his spouse. CLARA FREEMAN. If alive, and if de-
ceased, the heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors and
all 'other parties claiming by. through, under or
against them Including RUBY FREEMAN, EUNICE
FREEMAN PATTON, LONNIE C. FREEMAN, VIC-
TORY FREEMAN. MARY A. FREEMAN DIXON,
SDONALD FREEMAN, JOHNNIE FREEMAN
HINDES, LUCILLE FREEMAN HUMPHREY, PERAL
FREEMAN HARRIS; and FLETCHER FREEMAN, If
alive, and If deceased, his spouse LOTTIE FREE-
MAN, and his heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors
and all other parties caimLng by. through. under
or against him including FLETCHER FREEMAN.
JR., HERBERT FREEMAN. HAYGOOD FREEMAN;
and RUBY FREEMAN STEPHENSON. If alive, and
if deceased, her spouse. THOMAS STEPHENSON.
If alive, and If deceased, the heirs. devisees. grant-
ees, creditors and all other parties claiming by.
through, under or against them: and SYBILLA
FREEMAN WRIGHT, If alive, and if deceased, her
unknown,'spouse,: If alive, and all other parties
claiming by, through, under or against her Includ-
ing SAMMY FREEMAN; and OPICKEY FREEMAN,
If alive, and if deceased, his unknown spouse, If
alive, and all other parties claiming by, through,
under or against him; and EULISHA FREEMAN, If
alive, and If deceased, his unknown spouse, If
alive, and all other parties claiming by, through
under or against them; aid you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, If any to It
on Charles A. Costin, Esquire, Plaintiffs attorney,
whose address is Post Office Box 98, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, on or before March 20, 1995 and
file the original with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately
thereafter, otherwise, a default, will be entered
against you for the relief demanded In the. Com-
plaint or Petitlon.
DATED this 9th day of February, 1995.
BENNY C. LISTER
Clerk of Circuit Court
by: /s/ lTonya Knox
Deputy Clerk
2tc, February 16 and 23, 1995.


Holmes County, she has lived in
Port St. Joe for the last 53 years.
She was a long-time organist and
Sunday school teacher at Midway
Methodist Church, and was a
housekeeper.
Survivors include two broth-
ers; Herman Stripling and Hubert
Stripling, both of Port SL Joe; one
sister, Lois Barton of Geneva, Ala-
bama: and numerous nieces and
nephews. A good neighbor and
friend to the community, she will
be greatly missed.
- Funeral services were held
Monday at Midway Methodist
Church conducted by Rev. David
Fernandez. Interment followed in'
the family plot in Midway Ceme-
tery, ,
All services were under .the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home.


Alma L. Hansen
Alma L. Hansen, age 85, of
Wewahitchka died Thursday
morning, February 9, at a local
nursing home after a short stay.
Mrs. Hansen had been living with
her daughter and son-In-law in
their Wewahitchka home.
Mrs. Hansen is survived by
her daughter, Connie Sue Ema-
nuel and husband, Randell; six
grandchildren, Pam Foster and
husband, David, Dennis, Emanuel
and wife, Lynn, all of Wewahitch-
ka, Randell Emanuel and wife,
Kim, Daniel Emanuel and wife,
Ann, Gall. Herring, all: of Panama
City, and Debbie Emanuel of
Jacksonville; and six great-
grandchildren.
Memorial services for Mrs.
Hansen were conducted Saturday
4t Gilmore-Southerland Funeral
Home Chapel in Wewahitchka
with Rev. 0. C. Crabtree officiat-
ing.


cated at 200 East Second Street,
first floor, will be accepting appli-
cations on an on-going basis,
starting Wednesday, February 15.
Interested applicants should con-
tact Pearl Hunter, Social Services
Coordinator directly at (904) 639-
5080. Marriott's Bay Point Resort :
is a drug free work place employ-
er, offers year round employment,
and a progressive benefits pack-
age such as paid vacations, and
medical benefits.
The future of the Marriott
sponsored van pool looks bright
with a projected start date on
March: 6. Marriott continues its,
tradition of excellence in service
both to resort guests and the
Northwest Florida area as It
brings jobs to people and people
to jobs. With the support of Flori-
da Jobs and Benefits Center, a
firm foundation has been laid for
a long and prosperous associa-
tion between Wewahitchka/Gulf
County and Marriott's Bay Point '-
Resort.


The Gulf County Branch o
'the American Red Cross is of-
fering at no cost, the course
"Introduction To Disaster Ser
vices", Thursday, February 11
from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
C.S.T., at the Mexico Beadc
Chamber of Commerce. This is
a prerequisite for courses to
follow.
For further information call
648-4019 or 648-5126.


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Wewa Science Fair Winners
Pictured above from left: Jack Husband, Jasmine McMillan,,
Todd Lawrence, Jessica Cole and Casey Kelley. Not pictured is
Melissa Babb.


S On January 26th, the gym at
Wewa High School was filled with
projects from 219 students hop-
ing to win various awards. Over
74 awards including cash prizes,
ribbons and certificates were
handed out to the winning stu-
dents.
The. big .winner was Casey
Kelley who won $50.00 in" cash
prizes along with other certifi-
cates and ribbons for his project
entitled "Can Taste Preference be
enhanced in Large Mouth Bass?"


Casey's project won first place
overall and first place in the sen-
Ior division. -
Also winning at the senior
level were Jack Husband. who
won second place overall and sec-
ond place at the senior level with
his project entitled "Is organic
Fertilizer Superior to Commercial
Fertilizer?" and Jasmine McMil-
lan who won third place in the
senior division with her project
entitled "Do Powdered Colored
Drink Mixes and Colored Markers


Contain The Same Colored
Dyes?"
The big winner In the Jr. Di-
vision was Jessica Cole who won
first place in the Junior Division
and third place overall with her
project entitled "What Are The Ef-
fects Of Electromagnetic Fields
On Mice?"
Also winning in the Jr. Divi-
sion were Mellssa Babb iho won
second place in vie Jr. Division
with her project entitled "Ozone
And Plants", and Todd Lawrence
who won third place in the Jr. Di-
vision with his project entitled,'
"Biodegradable ... Or Not? Fast
Food Garbage Gardening".
These winning projects will
represent Wewahitchka High
School at the Regional Science
Fair to be held at Chipola Jr. Col-
lege on March I and 2. Also rep-
resenting Wewa High School at
the Regional Science Fair with
projects are Josh Baxley. Amy SL
Clair. Charlie Cole, and Kenny
Maddox. Casey and Charlie have
represented Wewa High School at
the State Science Fair in past
years.


RC Airplane Club
The Remote Control Airplane
Club will meet Thursday, Febru-
ary 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Gulf
County Public Library meeting
room.
All members. and Interested
persons are urged to attend.


THE ULTIMATE IN BUAGERS
Includes chmip & pickles o burgers


I


A Unique Restaurant

(904) 229-8900 *


222 REID AVENUE


FREE DELIVERY


LUNCH 11-3 DINNER 5-8:30


V


"Gant's BBQ"

Tickets on Sale
You can' still purchase, from
any '95 senior parent, tickets for
the delicious mouth-watering fla-.
vor of BBQ meat prepared by
Paul Gant.
On Saturday, February 25th'
from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
at Frank Pate Park (beside First
Union Bank) he will be cooking
up 'Whole Slabs of BBQ Ribs" at
a cost of $12.00 each and "Whole
BBQ Chickens" at a cost of $6.00
each.
Tickets may also be pur-
chased on the day of the BBQ on
a first-come, first-serve basis atf
'the park. All proceeds will benefit
Project Graduation 1995.


Project Grad
There will be a special -Project
Graduation meeting on Friday,
February 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the
Media Center of Port St. Joe High
School.
The purpose of this meeting
is to turn in the money and num-
ber of tickets sold to the Paul
Gant BBQ, so that Paul can place
his order for the meat. All those,,
selling tickets are urged to attend
this brief meeting, or turn your-
money in before February 17 to1"',
Johnny Linton or Catherine Col-"
lier.


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201) *HERE'S the BEEF 4 '
Roast beef au jus w/baked mozzarella on toasted garlic roll or hoagie
202) *LOVE at FIRST BITE 84
Our famous chicken salad, bacon, tomato, on a nice roll or hoagie.
203) *CABBAGE PATCH *3
Fresh garden veggies steamed (still crisp) on toasted garlic hoagie .
baked over w/mozzarella.
204) DAGWOOD. 4
'Roasted turkey breast, baked ham, swiss, w/coleslaw and 1000
Island dressing on a roll or hoagie.
205) ISLANDER 42'
Tuna salad, bacon, baked over wicheddar cheese on a roll.
206) PORT SPECIAL '4
Roasted turkey breast, bacon, 1000 Island dressing, baked over w/
'swiss on a roll or hoagie.
207) JR CLUB $4"
Turkey, ham, badon, lettuex, tomato, on whole wheat served w/
frewh frie
208) CHICKEN VEGGIE PITA $425
Lots of grilled chicken and steamed ueggles (braolih, zuchnitni.
caullflouer) baked over with lire mozarella and wrapped In a warm
fat free pita.
209) GRILLED REUBEN $4,
Corned-beef (piled high), sauerkraut, swiss, droewig on a grilled rye.
210) *TURKEY PROVOLONE PITA $4"
Lots of turkey baktd over ite prouolone topped w/omato &
ranch wrapped In a fat free pita.

OUT OF THE ORDINARR


includes chips & pickles


$425


211) GARDEN BURGER
Servd 'all the way 'french fries.


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Doctors"

Restoring America



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SPECIALISTS

THOMAS E. WALSH

Financing Available.
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St. Joe Beach, FL

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222) PLAIN BURGER $2
223) CHEESEBURGER $2
We'll cook It your way, then top It with lots of mneltd cheese, choice
o/f cheddar, wis, or Proolone.
224) PORT FAVORITE $3
MmmMmm. OuW jucy burger seum with tons of sauteed
niushroorm and melted cheddar. .
225) BY POPULAR DEMAND $34
A hit on everyone's Isit. Grilled then topped with crisp bacon and
malted cheddar.
226) MEXIBURGER $34
It's unique. We smother our burger with lost and lots o/sipecial
homemade chili and melted Ihee.. .
lIIE uLm nie IN alCiieii
227)*GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST' 4
Baked over with life Provolone topped with lettuce, tomato and
honey mustard on a nice roll.
228) .GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST '42
Baked over with lite Provolone topped with lettuce, tomato and
mayo on a nice roll.
229) CHICKEN PATTIE MELT S434
Chicken cutlet with mushrooms, onions, and cheddar, oqgrilled
whole wTe'ast served with french fries. -
230)* GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST '4'
Baked over with lite Provolone topped with lettuce, tomato and
BBQ sauce, served on a nice roll. :':'
OVERSIZED FRESH ORRDEN SAflDS
Cholce of 1000 Island. hunkr Bleu Chease, Ranch. LIte Ranch,
Lire Ialian. I loney Mustard, Hot Bacon Vinalgrate, or House
ICrnomy Casar).
231) COBB SALAD, ,, $3"
Crisp assortmentr of jwiens topped Wtchunks of dicken breast.
bacon, tomato arnd Bleu Cheese.
232) CHEF SALAD : $3"
A refreshing toss of greens turkey breast, ham, swiss cheese, hard
boiled egsp, mushrooms dand homemade croutons.
233) ORIENTAL CHICKEN SALAD 1 $
Chunks of Juicy narinacnd clicken breast sruvnd on a bed of mixed
-greens Inuts of veggies and homemade croutons.
235) PORT SALAD $3"
Crisp assortment of green uIth lots of goodies from- the garden
Stopped off with a generousm oop of chicken, tuna or seafood salad.
236) *LARGE MIXFD GREEN SALAD $2"
Varietyof greenon di lots of goodies from the garden tossed
together u'hoaiemodie croutons.
237) GRILo d D CHICKEN PASTA SALAD $3"
Lots of noodles and veggles tossed in a Lite Italian, and then topped
off with grilled chicken. -
238) TACO SALAD $34'
'Snrwd uiots of lertuce, diced tomaiLos, thin red onions, chill beans
and meat on a bad of taco chips wou/narella.


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OUR HOMEMADE SOUP -
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OUR AWA1D WINNING CHIllU
It's like no other!

SIlTWeR THOUGHTS
Dessert of the day -P
Variety of ice cream and cookies

oLD FAVORITrS
Includes chip Re pickle
244)Roast beef Hot Corned Beef ChickenI
Turkey Breast Tuna Salad BLT Grilled Ch
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ON THE SIDG
I lomestyle potato salad or creamy cole slaw
French Fries.
Small Tossed Salad
Onion Rings


o l. BEVERAGES
COKE, DIET COKE, MR. PIBB, PINK
LEMONADE, ORANGE, SPRITE
ICED TEA (sweet or unsweetened)
COFFEE & HOT TEA
$450 ESPRESSO $1" CA
, MOCHA $190


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Course Offered


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212) VEGGIE SANDWICH
Splnoch. mushrooms, red onions, swiss, tomato, Hoaney Musta
served on whole wheat w french fries.
213) LITE ITALIAN FAT FREE PITA
Lots of lettuce, diced tomatoes, thin red onions and grilled chic
toasted In a lIte Italian dressing & wrapped in a fat free plta.
214) CAESAR GRILLED CHICKEN PITA
.ots of lettuce, diced tomatoes, thin red onions andgrillted chl
tossed In a creamy caesar dressing wrapped In a warm pita.
215) ROAST BEEF
Crisp Frted onions, horseradish sauce and greens served on a r

1/2 SANDWICHES w I SOUP or SALAD
Includes chips & pickle
217) 1/2 Tuna Salad
Lettuce & Tomato served on whole wheat.
218) 1/2 chicken salad
219) 1/2 Turkey & Swiss
Lettuce & tomato served on whole wheat
221) 1/2 BLT
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 1995 PAGE 7A

Life Home Auto Business
Health Disability
15% DISCOUNT ON AUTO INSURANCE jueCes
WITH HOMEOWNERS _.

(9Q4) 227-2106 Sam Sweazy Agent Port St. Joe, FL


Bait Shrimp Cigar Minnows Squid Lures
Earthworms Crickets Wrigglers
Full Line Of Tackle
Open 6 a.m. Monday-Saturday
Sunday 6:30-2:30
r Danny's Sporting Goods
306 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe
229-8933 -



All rerms ct Insurance
Homeowners Auto Flood


',u cident occurred when a 1967 Ford driven by Rei Pittman
T h ree ar W refailed to yield the right of way pulling into the pathway of a
I 1987 Buick driven by'Teri Lynn Parsons. Parsons was travel-
..:- :_._, ^ .-' -'~ :~" ^ ling south on Highway 71 and veered into the west intersec-
In the photo above fire department and ambulance per- tion of Garrison Avenue hitting a,"third car driven by Mary
sonnel are shown securing the scene and treating injuries Ethel Young, after impact with Pittman.
that were the result of a three car collision Tuesday just be- Damages were estimated at approximately $15,000 to
fore noon at the intersection of Highway 71 and Garrison the three vehicles.
Avenue in Port St. Joe. Officer Tim Hightower investigated the accident for the
According to the Port St. Joe Police Department the ac- Port St. Joe Police Department.


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322 Reid Ave.


Port St. Joe


Attention
Home Buyers. !
, Money is available to assist in
a down payment toward the pur-
chase of a new or existing home.
! The State Housing Initiatives
Partnership Program (SHIP), ad-,
riinistered by the Board of
County Commissioners has mon-
ey available'for this purpose.
. Families in the low to moder-
ate income range may qualify.
l inquiries should be directed
to Bo Williams. You may reach
him by phone at 229-6125.

Gospel Sing
The monthly Community
gospel Sing will be held at High-
land View Baptist Church at 310
ling Street in' Highland View on
February 25 beginning at 7:00
p.m.
For more information call
Earl Peak at 229-6547 or High-
land View Baptist Church at 227-
1306.

Note" f Apology
Please accept-'my apology for
not recognizing ,an elected official
at Monday's Chamber of Com-
merce annual dinner. I deeply re-
gret the error. Present were Judge
Bob Moore, Sheriff Frank
McKeithen, City Commissioners
Charles Tharpe. Frank Pate, Bill
Wood and Edwin Williams,
County Commissioners Warren
Yeager, Nathan Peters and Mi--
chael Hammond, Property Ap-
praiser Kesley Colbert. Tax ,Col-
lector Eda Ruto Taylor. Su-,
pervisor of Elections Cora Sue
Robins6n, and School Board
Member Charlotte Pierce.
Tonya Nixon
1994 Chamber of Commerce
President


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WESTERN
AUTO
S Phone 227-1105
1-


Makes GCCC
Honors List
Jeff Newberry, a graduate of
Port St. Joe High School has .been
notified of his placement on the
Honors List at Gulf Coast Com-
munity College for the recent fall
semester.
Students'must obtain a 3.00
to 3.69 grade point average to be
eligible for this honor. Fewer than
25% of all Gulf Coast Community
College students attain this level
of academic distinction.
Jeff is the son of Ginny New-,
berry of Port St. Joe.

Girl's Softball
Ends Registration
Final registration for girls
softball will be held at the Athlet-
ic House on Saturday, February
18 during their regular business
hours.
Girls who will be ages 5
through 14, before September 1
of this year,. are eligible to regis-
, te.r. To register each girl must
come with a parent or guardian
and pay the fee of $25.
For further information con-
tact, Sherry McDowell at 647-
5942 or Margaret Ellmer at 227-
7280.

Advertise Your I
S Yard Sale!? I


Special Program
New Bethel A. M. E. Church
Swill celebrate "Living Hearts Day"
on Sunday, February 19 at the
11:00 a.m. service.
Minister Calvin Griffin, Sr.
and the church family invites eve-
ryone to worship with them. The
church is located at 146 Avenue
C In Port St. Joe.

55 Alive
Driving Course
Fred Kleeb, AARP Instructor,
will conduct the 55 Alive Driving
Course for adults 55 and over at
the First United Methodist
Church on February 27 and 28,
9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p,m'.
Contact the church office for
further Information and registra-
tion at 227-1724.


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Begin Monday
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sponsoring C.P.R. courses to the
general public February 20th
through 25th.
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at.227-1121, if you would like 'to
register.






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PAGE 8A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 1995




YOUR HEADACHEl
WHAT IS IT?
The most common everyday complaint of man is the
headache and there are many home remedies advertised to
help. Usually they consist of aspirin combined with other
products and will relieve most headaches.-But, many times p
the headache is not in itself an illness but a symptom of
something else.
Recurring, headaches should be reported to your
physician, for it could be a signal to him that something else
is wrong. In such cases taking headache remedies would
not be of more than temporary help. Once your doctor finds
the cause, he can prescribe a more permanent cure. S

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Sharks Play In District Friday.


Due to a miscommunication
with officials at Port St. Joe High
School last week, we inadvertent-
ly gave the wrong dates for the
boys' Class 3A district tourna-
ment. The district is composed of
three teams, Havana, Blount-
stown and Port St. Joe. Havana
and Blountstown will play Thurs-
day evening, Feb. 16 to determine
who will face # one seeded St. Joe
Friday evening. The champion-
ship game will be at 7:00 CST in.
the Blountstown High School
GIRLS' DISTRICT
In the girl's district playoffs,
Port St. Joe lost to Havana last
week, 45-33, and lost to Florida
High Tuesday evening, ending
their season.
END REGULAR SEASON WITH
LOSS SHANKS
The Sharks lost only their
third game of the season Satur-
day evening on Quincy Shanks"'
home court. It was the first loss
to a 3A team. The other two loss-
es came at the hands of state-
ranked 6A teams, Miami North-
western, and Robert E. Lee of
Montgomery, Alabama.
A shot by Dexter Jackson
with only six seconds remaining
sealed the win for the Tigers (23-
6). The Sharks were led by Dam-


on Walker's 21 points followed by
Des Baxter's 15 and Brian Jen-
kin's 11 points.
Tarius Williams of Shanks led
all scorers with 25 points and 17


rebounds.
The Sharks led by two at
halftime 40-38.
Port St. Joe (77) J. Larry 8,
M. Larry 9, Jenkins 11; Adkison


2, Byrd 2, Walker 21, guimn 4,
Baxter 15, Crosby 5.
Shanks (78) Howard 10, Wil-
liam 25, Williams 11, Jackson 14,
Robinson 7, Forrest 9, Francis 2.


Never mind that professional
baseball players are wondering if
there is going to be a '95 season,
baseball fans can see excellent
ball at the high school and youth
level locally here in Gulf County.
Both high school teams will begin
their season Thursday as they.
travel to Wakulla to play in the
Wakulla Bank First Pitch Classic.
'Other teams. participating will be
Quincy and Wakulla.
The Sharks will play Quincy
at 5:00 EST. Next Saturday the
Sharks will host their annual
alumni game, beginning at 1:00
at Shark field.
The game will be dedicated to
the memory of Terry Parrish who
, died in 1994. Terry was a mem-
ber of the Port St. Joe baseball
team from 1967-69. The Gulf,
Coast Officials Association will
send officials to call the nine-
inning game.


GATOR BALL
The Gators will play Wakulla
at 7:30 EST in the Classic Thurs-
day with the winners of the,
games advancing to the champi-
onship round Friday at 7:30. Los-
ers will play at 5:00.
The Gators, under the leader-'
ship of new head coach Jay
Kearce and assistant coach Grant
Grantham, will field a team of 14
varsity players. According to
SKearce, 'The strength of this team
will be our pitching depth. Every
game we should be able to trot
out a good arm. Our defense
must get better if we are going to
compete at a high level, and if our
pitching and :defense come
through we will have a chance to
be a decent team."
Assuming pitching duties this
year will be Casey Kelley, David
Hysmith, Tranum McLemore,
Josh Baxley and Will Sumner,
with Sumner and Wayne Luebe
as catchers. Infielders will be
Josh Baxley at second, Casey Kel-
ley at third, David Hysmith at
short and second, Tranum McLe-
more at shortstop and John
Gibbs at first.
Outfielders are Tommy Ga-
skin, Adam Ake, Ed Sumner,
Champ Traylor, Eric Gray, Allin
Roberts, and Wayne Luebe. Other
players expected to help after
they come out from basketball
are Ike Mincey, Tony Madrid and
Corey Owens.
Coach Kearce said, "I'm real
excited about the season, can't
wait to get started. The support
that we've received has been un-
believable. We've made a lot of
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Damien Byrd (15) shoots the ball for the Sharks against Blountstown Thursday evening.
The Sharks' Chad Quinn (22) and John Bryant.(25) get set for a rebound. The Sharks won the
game. In the photo at left, Coach Vern Eppinette accepts a sportsmanship award from an of-
ficial with the Gulf Shores Officials Association. The Association gives one award each year
to the basketball team which has exemplified the best sportsmanship throughout the sea-'
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injury to the tooth, however,
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Baseball fans are urged to go
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Dixie Youth
Tryouts Saturday
The officers and coaches of
the Port St. Joe Dixie Youth Base-
ball League want to remind every-
one of the player tryouts 'which
are scheduled for Saturday. Feb-
ruary 18, at the complex between
Eighth and Tenth Streets, begin-
ning at 10:00 a.m., E.S.T.
Any player who falls into the
following categories must attend:
He/She did not play in the
PSJ League in 1994 and was
born between August 1, 1982 and
July 31, 1987.
He/She did play in the PSJ
League in 1994 and was born be-
tween August 1, 1986 and July
31, 1987.
He/She did play in the PSJ
League in 1994 and was born be-
tween August 1, 1984 and July
31, 1985.
No tryouts are held for T-Ball
players.
Players are also asked to be
prompt and to bring their gloves
to the field with them.


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Commodity

Distribution

February

22 and 23


U.S.D.A. commodities will be
distributed in Gulf County on
February 21 and 23 to those who
are eligible. Eligibility is based on
total household income not in ex-
cess of the State-established
maximum percentage of the pov-
erty line for the appropriate
household size. Recipients will re-
ceive two (2) months commodities
on these dates;, therefore, it is
very important that everyone
bring a bag or box.
The distribution will take
place in Port St. Joe arid Wewa-


hitchka at the Senior Citizen's'
Buildings. The distribution in
Port St. Joe will be on Tuesday,
February 21 from 1:00 p.m. until
3:00 p.m., EST and the distribu-
tion in Wewahitchka will be on
Thursday, February 23 from
12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. CST.
Recipients must have a cur-
rent commodity card to receive
their commodities. There will be
no registration at the distribution
centers. If anyone has questions
concerning their eligibility, they
should-call 229-611 I, 639-5068,


or come by the Commodity Office
in the Gulf County Courthouse
prior to these dates. Wewahitch-
ka residents may come to the Old
Courthouse on Wednesday, Feb-
ruary 20, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30
p.m., CST, to certify for cbmmodi-
ties. To certify or recertify, you
will need to bring proof of income
or food stamp papers.
"Acceptance and participa-
tion" in the program is the same
for everyone without regard to
race, color, national origin, age,
sex, or handicap.


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Retires from Arizona
Martin "Buddy" Gay receives congratulations from Bill
Dunning, right, Plant Manager, on his retirement after 37
years with Arizona Chemical. Buddy began working at the
plant in August of 1957, the year the plant began opera-
tions. A luncheon was held for him by the Maintenance De-
partment where he worked as a Master Instrument/
Electrician. His many friends and coworkers wish him much
happiness during his retirement years.


1st PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
Gulf County is considering applying to the Florida Department of
Community Affairs (DCA) for a Small Cities Community Develop-
ent Block Qrant.(CDBG) of.up .to_,$.0,QQ0. These [u__id,,rrsts b.s
used for one pf the following purposes:
1. To benefit low and moderate Income persons, or
2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or
3. To meet other community development needs of recent origin
having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a seri-
ous and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community,
and where other financial resources are not available to meet such
needs. ,
The categories of activities for which these funds may be used are
in the area of housing. neighborhood revitalization, commercial re-
vitalization, or economic development and include such improve-
ment activities as acquisition of real property. loans to private-for-
profit business, purchase of machinery and equipment, construc-
tion of Infrastructure, rehabilitation of houses and commercial
buildings, and energy conservation. Additional information regard-
ing the range of activities that may be undertaken will be provided
at the public hearing.
For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must
benefit low and moderate Income persons.
In developing an application for submission to DCA. Gulf County
must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result of
planned CDBG activities. In addition. Gulf County is required to de-
velop a plan to assist displaced persons.
The public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the commu-
nity's economic and community development needs will be held at
Commission Chambers at Gulf County Courthouse. 1000 5th
Street, Port St. Joe. Florida. Phone (904) 229-6112 or 229-6113.
The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. local time on Tuesday. February
21, 1995. ,S
For information concerning the public hearing contact Gulf County
Administrative Assistant Larry VWells at Gulf County Courthouse,
Phone (904) 229-6112 or 229-61 13.
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible
location. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the
hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Adminis-
trative Assistant Larry Wells at (904) 229-6112 at least five calen-
dar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided.
Any non-English speaking, person wishing to attend the public
hearing should contact Mr. Wells at least five calendar days prior to
the meeting and a language Interpreter will be provided. To access a
Telecommunication Device for Deaf persons (TDD) please call (904)
229-6112. Any handicapped person requinng special accommoda-
tions at this meeting should contact Mr. Wells at least five calendar
days prior to the meeting. :
GULF COUNTY
A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/HANDICAP
RESPONSIVE COUNTY
'. 1 1tc2/16/95


U.S. Congressman Pete Peter-
son (D-Marianna), yesterday host-
ed a meeting between members of
the Florida Congressional Delega-
tiori and leaders of Florida's pulp
and paper industry to address
concerns over regulations pro-
posed by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA).
The, proposed regulation on
air emissions and water effluent
standards, known as the "cluster
rule," was originally heralded as
the beginning of a new era in reg-
ulatory rulemaking. The intenUon
was to study the environmental
impact in a unified and compre-
hensive manner and then work
with industry representatives in
crafting a practicable approach.
Since it was first proposed, how-
ever, the rule has been seen as
neither integrategrated nor feasible.
'The cluster rule, as currently
written, would be a disaster for
the pulp and paper industry," Pe-
terson said. 'This is the most ex-
pensive rulemaking ever proposed
for a single industry and the real
tragedy is that we could reach the
same goals of environmental pro-
tection without devastating our
economy." The EPA proposal is
estimated by the industry to cost
over $12 billion and could result
in 33 mill closures and 21,000
layoffs. Industry representatives
are proposing a $6 billion capital
expenditure----program which
would result in the same level of,
environmental improvement.
Peterson is the chairman of a
bi-partisan task force studying
this proposal and has been a,
leader in initiating a working dia-
logue between industry-and EPA
officials. Also attending the meet-
ing with Peterson were Congress-
woman Tillle Fowler (R-
Jacksonville). Congresswoman
Karen Thurmnnan (D-Gainesville),
Congressman Harry Johnston (D-
West Palm Beach), Congressmai
Dave Weldon (R-Melbourne) arid
representatives from 12 other
Florida Congressional offices.


Former Resident
Writer Featured
Mickey Friedman. who grew%
up in Port St. Joe and graduated
from F.S.U., is the nationally
known writer. featured at the
1995 Author Dinner, sponsored
by the Friends of the Library and
the Tallahassee Democrat.
Friedman is the author of
seven thrillers including "Magic
Mirror.," "Hurricane Season," and
her most recent. "Riptide," a Book
of the Month Club selection set In
the fictional Panhandle town of
St,:Elmo. Each of her books re-
1v6olves around a murder mystery.
hence the theme of the 1995 din-
ner. "Always A Murder.'
The dinner's on February 24
at the Tallahassee Leon Cqunty
Civic Center. Tickets are $27.50
and are for sale at the Tallahas-
, see Democrat and the Friendship
at the LeRoy Collins Leon County
Public Library. For more informa-
. tion, call (904) 385-5358.
Mickey is the daughter of
Laura Geddie of Port St. Joe.'


FmHA Offers

Help to

Own Land
The Farmers Home Adminis-
tration (FmHA) is seeking persons
to participate in loan program de-
signed to help members of social-
ly disadvantaged groups, includ-
'ing minorities, acquire land for
farming. Jan E. Shadburn. FmHA
State Director said .
Under the program, FmHA
will try to find persons in those
;categories who are interested in
Farming and can qualify for a-
FmHA farm ownership loan. The
agency would also be prepared to
sell or lease to them a farm hield
In Its Inventory if any are availa-
'ble in that county, Shadburn
said.
FmHA can also provide other
loan and technical assistance, If
needed, to help the borrower get
'started.
s The program is part of a con-
tinuing commitment which began
in 1988, Shadbum said, and all
'counties are eligible to participate.
In the program.
Persons who think they might
be eligible and who are in farming
.or -who would like-tw-"bLTnee
farmers are urged to contact the
Farmers Home Administration
County Office serving their area.


Special Program
New Bethel A. M. E. Church
will celebrate "Living Hearts Day"
on Sunday, February 19 at the
11:00 a.m. service.
Minister Calvin Griffin. Sr.,
and the church family Invites eve-
ryone to worship with them. The
church Is located at 146 Avenue
C Cn Port St. Joe.


1st PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The City of Port St. Joe Is considering applying tod the Florida De-
partment of Community Affairs (DCA) for a Small Cities Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG) of up to $600,0,00. These funds
must be used for one of the following purposes:;
1. To benefit low and moderate Income persons, or .
2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight: or
3. To meet other community development nieds pof recent origin
having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a seri-
bus and Immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community
and where other financial resources are not available to meet such
'* needs.
The categories of activities for which these funds may be used are
in the area of housing, neighborhood revitalization. commercial re-
vitalization, or economic development and included such improve-
ment activities as acquisition of real property, loans to private-for-
profit business, purchase of machinery and equiment,- construc-
tion of infrastructure, rehabilitation of houses .and commercial
buildings, and energy conservation. Additional information regard-
ing the range of activities that may be undertfker will be provided
at the public hearing. i .
For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must
benefit low and moderate income persons.
In developing an application for submission toDC4; the City of Port
St Joe must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result
of planned CDBG activities. In addition, the City of-Port St. Joe is
required to develop a plan to assist displaced persons.
The public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the commu-
Snity's economic and community development needs will be held at
the meeting room in the Port St. JoreFire Statio adjacent to City
Hall on Tuesday, February 21, 1995 beginning at 8 p.m. local time.
For information concerning the public hearing coirtact City Auditor
and Clerk Jim Maloy, Port St. Joe City Hall ,0r5 Fifth Street. P. 0.
Box 278, Port SL Joe, Florida 32456. Phone (04),229-8261.
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped aecessibJe
*'location. h Any-handicapped-person requilling -an interpretero'tl he
hearing impaired or the visually Impaired should contact City Clerk
and Auditor Jim Maloy at Port SL Joe City Hjall, phone (904) 229-
*8261 at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and an intrep-
eter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to
attend the public hearing should contact Mr. Maloy at least five cal-
endar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be
provided. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf persons
(TDD) please call (904) 229-8261. Any handicapped person requir-
ing special accommodations at this meeting should contact Mr.
Maloy at City Hall at least five calendar days prior,to the meeting.
CITY OF PORT ST. "JOE
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U. ofFL. Develops Method of Cleansing Oysters, Shellfish
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Depuration Tanks
Treat Shellfish
with Copper and
Silver Ions
A University of Florida food
safety expert says copper and sil-
ver ions, added to water in depu-
ration tanks used to Cleanse raw
oysters, may be a simple, low-
cost and environmentally friendly
way to make the shellfish safer to
seafood lovers.
Researcher Mark Tamplin of
UF's Institution of. Food and Agri-
cultural Sciences is conducting
tests to determine if copper and
silver, already fouihd in safe levels
in drinking water; can be fed to
living oysters through water in
high concentrations to destroy
the harmful bacteria.
"We're adjusting concentra-
tions so that the oyster will toler-
ate It, yet at the sqme time. it will
kill the deadly Vibrio vulnifcus
bacteria that often,. lives in oys-
ters," Tamplin sal4l. The bacteria
is blamed for killing 'flve to 10
people each year ir Florida.
The technology forl Imparting
copper and silverIntoj the water
was developed by Superior Aqua
Products, Inc. of Sarasota. That
company uses a cqpper and silver
purification system in m swimming
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Irradiation is currently the
only sure way to kill the harmful
Bacteria in oysters, "but unfortu-
nately, we can't yet legally use it
*on oysters," Tamplin said. Al-
though irradiation Is used to im-
prove food safety all. over the
world, public outcry in the United
States over its safety has led to
the Food and Drug Administra-
tion to approve its use on a case-
to-case basis.
Tamplin and Arata said the
copper and, the silver technology
could be adapted easily and cost-
effectively by the state's growing
commercial depuration industry.
'And, as the state's aquaculture
industry continues to grow as
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Food safety expert, Mark Tamplin of the University of
Florida's Institute of Foooi and Agricultural Sciences is
conducting research to determine if copper and silver ions,
fed to oysters through water in depuration tanks, will kill the
harmful Vibrio vulnificus bacteria that often thrives in raw
shellfish.
Tamplin, shown above in his Gainesville lab drawing blood
from an oyster, is using a water purification system developed
by Superior Aqua Products, Inc. of Sarasota. The electronically
-powered system imparts copper and silver ions into the water
to kill the harmful bacteria,, blamed for five to ten deaths in
Florida each year.


1st PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The City of Wewahiltchka Is considering applying to the Florida De-
partment of Cominunity Affairs (DCA) for a Small Cities Community
Development Blopk Grant (CDBG) of up to $500,000. These funds
must be used forpone of the following purposes:
1. To benefit low and moderate income persons, or
2. "] ldi:ln the piev-enition or elimination of slums or blight: or
3. meet other, community development needs of recent orign,
having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a seri-
ous and inmmedlate threat to the health or welfare of the community
and where other financial resources are not available to meet such
needs.
The categories oflacU Ites for which these funds may be used are
in the area of housing, neighborhood revitalization, commercial re-
vitalization, or economic development and include such improve-
ment activities as' acquisition of real property, loans to private-for-
profit business, purchase of machinery and equipment, construc-
tion of Infrastructure,. rehabilitation of houses and commercial
buildings, and edergy'conservauon. Additional information regard-
ing the range of activities that may be undertaken will be provided
at the public hearing..,
For each activity that,is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must
benefit low and moderate income persons.
- In developing an application for submission to DCA. the City of We-
wahitchka must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a re-
sult of planned'CDBG activities. In addition, the City of Wewahitch-
ka is required to develop a plan to assist displaced persons.
The public hearing to 'receive citizen views concerning the comnrnu-
nity's economic and community development needs will be held at
Wewahitchka City;Hall, Osceola & Second Street., Wewahitchka. FL
32465. Phone (904) 639-2605. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.. lo-
cal time on Tuesday, February 21, 1995.
For information concerning the public hearing contact City Clerk,
Twveda McGlon, Wewahitchka City Hall, Phone (904) 639-2605.
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible
location. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the
hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact City Clerk
Tweda McGlon at City!Hall at least five calendar days prior to the
meeting and an intrepeter will be provided. Any non-English speak-
ing person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Mrs.
McGlon at City Hall attleast five calendar days prior to the meeting
and a language interpreter will be provided. To access a Telecom-
munication Device' for( Deaf persons (TDD) please call (904) 639-
2605. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodations
at this meeting should contact Mrs. McGlon at City Hall at least five
calendar days prior to the meeting.
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
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pital water systems for infectious
disease control, said Andy Arata
vice president and technical di-
rector for the company-.


The system features a flow
cell that is powered electronically
and releases a controlled stream
'of copper and silver into the wa-
ter. The ions kill bacteria and at ,
the same time, help the environ- -,,
ment by decreasing tlhe use bf .b
large amounits of water treatment
cheftic'als"' like" chlorine, Arita .
said. .
Superior Aqua Product, Inc.,
Joined forces with Tamplin and
UF after an employee working orn,
a controlled experiment on cool-,
ing towers at the university's
Ham Museum in Gainesville read,
a news story about Tamplin's pre-
S vious research with oysters and
depuration tanks. He thought the,
copper and silver purifications
process his company had devel-.
oped might work to kill bacteria.
in oysters.
'We found, in studies at the'
University of Arizona and Monta"-
na State University. that the use
: of Ionized copper and silver in
conjunction with low levels of free.
chlorine is very effective in killing
numerous species 'of potentially
harmful bacteria, including Legio-,
nella, blamed for Legionnarires'
disease," Arata said. 'We believe- -
it will work without a doubt on
the harmful bacteria in the oys-
ters." /
S Historically, water depuration
tanks have been used for more
than 50 years to improve seafood
safety. A recent statewide study
indicated consumers would be
willing to pay more money for raw.
oysters that had been cleaned in
depuration tanks.
But, while depuratlon may
give consumers an added meas'-'
ure of safety by killing salmonella
and E. coll, it hasn't been enor-
mously successful in killing the:
Vibrio bacteria, Tamplin said. "Af-
ter seven days of depuration, the
-Vibrio vulniflcus in the oysters i,


will increase, they said, making
the technology a perfect match
for the future.
Tamplin is now conducting
laboratory studies to determine
what levels of copper and silver


will kill the bacteria, but won't
harm the oysters.
"We want to make it clear
that these concentrations are not
going to produce safety hazards
for humans," Tamplin said.


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Capitol



NEWS

ROUND-UP
by Jack Harper



Gov. Chiles Has Read

Another 'How to' Book
Batten down the hatches, boys. Gov. Lawton Chiles has read another
book on how to save our ship of state! ..
This book, entitled The Death of Common Sense: How Law is Suf-
focating America by New York attorney Philip Howard targets excessive
government regulations. Howard, who has never held public office, con-
tends that human judgement has no place in present governmentalregu-
lations that are formulated on the mistaken belief that rules can be de-
vised to cover all situaUons.
Chiles not only read the book while out hunting after winning reelec-
tion by a narrow 60.000 vote margin, but he has spent $1.,975 of his own
money (say what?) for 200 copies for agency-heads and lawmakers. He
has called for a 50 percent reduction in bureaucratic regulations because
he said after trying to build a cook shack he has finally discovered why
"people are so damn mad" about government. Guess what? The book
confirms Chiles' discovery.
The last book Chiles liked as much was Reinventing Government
by David Osborne, Harvard professor'arid Bill Clinton advisor. You might
remember what happened then. Chiles down-sized or right-sized Florida
* government, but somehow the effort included more pay and more people
In his administration. Or was that a book before the book two years ago
and this book?
Anyway, Gov. Chiles met with the author of this latest book, got an
autographed copy and commented that he believes there is limited time
to make the necessary changes In philosophy to restore common sense in
government. Limited time? Does that mean before his last term runs out
In 1998?
BACK TO NORMAL: Lake County students can be given a value-free,
non-judgmental, politically correct, multicultural public school education
now that the board has scrapped its so-called "America First" policy.
Detractors had misrepresented'it as one requiring teachers to in-
struct students that this nation's value ahd culture are superior to all
others. What the board resolution last year actually said was that teach-
ers should instill an appreciation for certain facets of American life, such
as freedom of religion and capitalism which, in an aside, the board ma-
jority opinion represented values superior to those in some other coun-
tries.
Rather than argue that the United States is no better than any of the
countries in the world in history, including Nazi Germany or Communis-
tic Russia or China, the teachers union made a beeline to the courthouse
and got all the politically correct crowd in Tallahassee and the rest of the
nation behind them. A newly elected board in Lake County gave in. re-
scinded the policy, and the union dropped its suit.
Too bad. It would have been an interesting debate. It isn't going
away. Let's just hope that Lake County school kids can at least be told
about George Washington, Abe Lincoln and Robert E. Lee as well as who
won World Wars 1-11, and the Cold War, and perhaps-why?
SPIRIT OF TRUTH: Spiced among the many meetings and lunches
for politicians and lobbyists here in the Taxahassee beltway last week
was one of the biggest debates of all time staged by the local Humanistic
Society In the public library on Sunday. Neither creationists or evolution-
ists won the argument, of course. although the audience was loaded on
the side-of DarKiffv .i.eo eafiwhfile, t"6sft ii h^na"la t 'i
next to' a hymn' ting by the choir of Lake 'Jackson United Methodist
Church was this poem which would make good reading for Legislators
getting ready for the March 7 session:
From the cowardice that dares not face new truth,
from the laziness that is contented with half-truth,
from the arrogance that thinks it knows all truth,
Good Lord, deliver me. Amen.
... United Methodist Hymnal.

Capitol News Round-Up
TALLAHASSEE (WNS)--Florlda's lottery-which ranks as the most
successful nationally-is a piker in funding education compared to Geor-
gia, according to education lobbyists headed to Tallahassee for the regu-
lar session beginning March 7.
The reason? Florida uses lottery money to replace general fund mon-
ey that would have gone to education. Georgia. by law, has earmarked
lottery earnings for scholarships. classroom technology and pre-
kindergarten programs.
GATOR STAMP: its not being taken well by the University of Miami
or Florida State University, but the U. S. Post Office will unveil a special.
32-cent stamp next month depicting a ferocious alligator plunging out of
the water which is remarkably similar to the Fighting Gator mascot of
the University of Florida.
The new stamp will commemorate the 150th anniversary of Florida
statehood. Eat your heart out, you Canes and Seminoles. You may have
better sports teams than the Gators, but you'll never really be the LUniver-
sity of Florida.
CLASSROOMS VS. PRISONS: A poll released by the Florida Associa-
tion of Junior Colleges shows most Floridians think crime is the state's
Biggest problem, but want to spend more money on classrooms.
Listed as the most important problems facing the state, the poll re-
sults showed: crime, 70.9 percent; social, 32.7; economic problems. 23.6:
education, 22 percent: growth-development. 15.2: government. 13.9; en-
vironmental, 13.6: and other. 6.9 percent.
HELP FOR NETTERS: Fishermen put out of work by the net ban
would get training for new skills and compensation for lost wages under
legislation being drafted by Rep. Alan Boyd, D-Monlicello. The proposed
measure-which would cost $40 million over three years-also includes a
buy-back provision for boats and nets.
Boyd said the package of bills was well-received in committee, but
: some amendments were suggested and some fine-tuning was expected.
S Floridlans last fall approved a constitutional amendment banning
most commercial fishing nets in Florida waters. The net ban becomes ef-
fective in July. A task force has estimated more than 1,500 people who
caught and sold fish before the ban would need training and Job-hunting
services. .



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Live Oaks Are Huge,


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Can be Found In Well-Watered
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Few native trees are as mag-
nificent or beautiful as a huge,
old liye oak. This long lived usu-
ally pest-free, species is among
our .most valuable and historic
shade trees. Unfortunately.
homeowners often confuse live
oaks with inferior oak species
such as Laurel oaks and Water
oaks, and use them in their home
landscapes instead.
The live oak is one of the
most characteristic trees in this
part of our nation. Live oaks grow
in hammocks and along lakes in
every Florida county. A large live
oak specimen may be 20 to 30
feet around the trunk, with limbs
spreading over 150 feet high.
Usually, they aren't more than 40
to 50 feet high. The bark is most
often grayish-brown-broken into
uniform narrow, flattopped ridg-
es. The leaves are dark green and
shiny in the upper part of the
tree. The leaves found on the low-
er branches are often paler and
downy.
"Live oaks reproduce in the.
wild by seed, and by vegetative
means. Although they aren't
showy, flowers are produced eve-
ry spring, in March and .April.
Acorns mature in September and
October. If they fall on a moisL
warm site, they germinate quick-
ly. Live oaks will sprout from the
root collar, and from shallow
roots of existing trees. When a
tree is cut,- or the trunk and
limbs are destroyed, every main
root may send, up three or four
sprouts. If these are moved, new
.ones appear in greater numbers.
This makes live oaks very hard to
kill.
It's a good bet that most of
the historic trees in the southeast


da's sandy soil, live oaks may not
grow that fast. An increase in cir-
cumference of only one to one-
and-one-half inches annually
isn't uncommon.
Like any other tree, live oaks
in the landscape respond to prop-
er care. You can raise live oaks
from seed, or transplant them
from the woods. If you do a good
job of root-pruning and .top-
pruning, you can successfully
transplant a bare-rooted live oak
with a trunk diameter of several'
inches. You will need to supply
plenty of water for several months
after moving your tree.
Live oaks in the landscape
usually get some benefit from fer-
tilizer applied to the lawn. But,
you also can apply fertilizer di-
rectly to a tree's root zone. Take a
metal rod and punch holes in the
ground about a foot deep and 18
inches apart under the tree cano-
py. Stay at least a foot out from
the trunk, to avoid Injuring the
roots. Make holes out to the drip


line or just beyond. Then, distrib-"
ute the fertilizer in. the holes. A
tree needs about 25 to 50 pounds
of fertilizer for every foot of trunk
diameter.
Real Estate Agent
Renewal Course
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege's Lifelong Learning Division
will offer a Real Estate License
Renewal course on Thursday and
Friday, March 9 and 10, from 8
a.m. to 4 p.m. This course will
provide new and' updated infor-
mation for those who must renew
their licenses. Participants 'must
hold a real estate salesman's or
broker's license. This course also
meets the requirement for those
who have failed to renew their li-
censes within two years and need
a 14 hour "in-class" program. The
fee is $31.03. Registration dead-
line is March 8. at the Lifelong
Learning Center In the second
floor of the Student Union East.


are live oaks. But, most are not
as old as we think. As a rule,
even the largest aren't more than
two or three hundred years old.
Some of the huge, low-growing
live oak specimens actually devel-
oped from sprouts or groups of
several trees, which grew togeth-
er. This tends to make them look
older than they actually are.
Also, trunk circumference
may depend quite a bit on where
a tree Is growing. The live oak so-
ciety of Louisiana won't accept a
tree as being 100 years old, un-
less the trunk is at least 17 feet
around.: To reach this size In a
hundred years, a .tree would have
to add two inches to its circum-
ference every year. But, in Flori-


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Children are hurt when they are the victims of violence'and
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learning to trust is dependent on the family's ability to provide con-
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family lives in a community racked by violence and in which they
fear for their safety.
During the preschool years, toddlers have an Inner push to try
out their newly gained skills such as walking. jumping, and climb-
ing. These abilities are best practiced in parks and playgrounds, not
in crowded apartments. However, often young children who live in
communities racked by crime and menaced by gangs may: not be
permitted by their parents or other caregivers to play out of doors.
These restrictions hinder toddlers' development.
Although the early years are critical in setting the stage for fu-
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are also Important to their healthy growth. When children suffer or
witness violence in the home or community, they can exhibit dis-
torted memory or compromised cognitive functioning; are more like-
ly to use violence 'themselves; and may suffer repression of feelings
or regression to less mature stages of development.
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School News


Events and Happenings From County


Schools


Wewahitchka A

Elementary

News...
By Linda Whitfield


Kindergarten Presented
"A Valentine's Day Celebration"
What a way to begin Valen-
tine's Day! the kindergarten
classes of Kim Ludlam, Connie
St. Clair, and Nadine Whitfield
and their dressed up darlings
presented a collection of songs,
poems, skits and other tales of
St. Valentine. The K-3 classes en-
joyed a live performance and
grades 4-6 watched through our
video.
SAP Meeting
Teachers Carol Kelley, Pam
Lister, Alisa Walker, and Linda


We are happy to announce
our top spellers in grades one
through eight. They are:
Grade One: Kelly Geoghagan,
Zachary Norris and LeAnn Hin-
son. :. ..' : '; .-
SGrade Two: Erin Hill, Laura
Seay and Mark Vinson.
Grade Three: Lyndsey Hill,'
Rachel Bixler and Brittnea Jones.
Grade Four: Katie Geoghag-
an, Brian Bailey and Aaron Wat-
son.
Grade Five: John-Patrick
Floyd, Rachel Geoghagan and Re-
nee Vinson.
Grade Six: Andy Shoafl Chad
Goebert and Rebekah Peterson.
Grade Seven: Jessica Sum-
mers. Josh Bell and Becki Earley.
Grade Eight: Rebekah Cope,
HeatherFox--and Bryan Goebert.
Those in grades five through.
eight will compete in the school
spelling bee on Friday, February
17 at 1:50 p.m. The winner will


Whitfield were participants in a
2-day workshop held at the Mall
Holiday Inn in Panama City last
week. The meeting, called SAP,
which stood for Student Assistant
Program, was attended by teach-
ers In the Panhandle. Noted
speaker. Noel Love. Instructed the
audience on ways to identify and
target problems before -they get



Lion's Tate

N9ews Column
Faith Christian Schiool


go to the Gulf County Spelling
Bee on March 1.
The candy sale is going well.
It will continue until it's all sold.
WVe want to thank all of our cus-
tomers.
Since it Is close to Valentine's
Day, The Lion's Tale wants to
share these words of wisdom
from a-'first grader, Ashlyn Park-
er, on love: .
''*"Love Is"
Love is about carig
S' and helping
S'- Love is about sharing
and giving ,
Heather Henderson In second
grade wrote simply and profound-
ly:
"God loves us
and
we love Him"
We might add that our part i.s
to let God's love flow through us
to others. Hope you had a won-
derful Valentine's Day.


The Middle School has had
students In competition for many
things In the past week. We've
also been preparing for the Valen-
tine's Day Dance, for big tests,
and many other things. We've
been keeping quite busy.
Mr. Joseph Walker has been
chosen Port St. Joe Middle School.
Teacher of the Year for 1994-95.
Congratulations. Mr. Walker. It's
well deserved.
Seventh grade students of the
week for last week were Temika
Pace and Michael Layfield. Eighth
grade students of the week were
Matt McCranev and Katrina
Maestrl. Congratulations guys.
On Friday. February 10.
yours truly. Julia Six competed in
a Solo and Ensemble band com-
petition in Panama City. and
made a "superior" rating. I re-
ceived congratulations from many
of my peers.
We are having a Pepsi School


From

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Sorry I missed last week's
column. I was In Tampa for some
updating about. Tech, Prep, just-
one of the many programs
schools are involved in trying to
improve our school and our offer-
ings to students. Tech Prep, Blue-
print 2000-you name it, we're in.
it. One real improvement we are
expecting soon is a room full of
new computers, housed in'a new
portable building that will allow
whole classes to schedule periods
of work, rather that partial partic-
ipation or limited participation as
in the past. When completed, this
will be a big step in upgrading
our students' technology opportu-
nities.
Trying to coordinate our
Communicator has been interest-
ing. First, it didn't work right-
then it did, and teachers began
leaving messages parents could
retrieve with a call. Then some
phone work resulted in low volt-
age, 'which resulted in the Com-
municator malfuctioning again.


Caps competition at the Middle
School. Students are encouraged
to bring these caps to their AA
teacher. The AA with the most
caps will receive a party at the
end of the contest.
_For the next two weeks the
Port St. Joe Middle School will be
sponsoring a Black History con-
test. Each day, a new question
will be asked during AA. The stu-
dent who first answers the ques-
Lion 'will receive some .great' priz-
es, donated by local merchants,
churches and organizations.
We will have'six weeks tests
next Thursday and Friday, Febru-
ary 23 and 24. Study Hard!
There will be no school on
Monday and Tuesday, February
20 and 21. These will be used as
Teacher Inservice days. Enjoy
your time off students.
That s all the news for this
week, have a great one!


ithe Principal

ewahitchka

igh School
By Larry A. Mathes

But the voltage problem was
fixed, and parents may again call
for assignments.
Both of these Items were Im-
portant parts of our school im-
provement plan. so we're anxious
to get these things operational.
Another -big improvement
planned is the lighting of the
baseball field. A real cooperative
effort involving the Gulf Coast
Electric Coop, Whitfleld Timber
Company, and the Gulf County
School Board will result in this
lighting project being completed
at a considerable savings over the
original estimates. Thanks to all
involved, and a completion date
might be forthcoming.
Congratulations to Misty Lof-
tin for being selected the "Student
of the Week" by Buffalo Rock-
you probably saw her on Channel
71
Congratulations to Mr.
George Cox for having been se-
lected by our staff as the WHS
"Teacher of the Year" nominee.


out of hand. Barbara Shirley-
Scott was the facilitator for the
workshop.
Stake (Not Steak) Holders Meet
The Apalachicola Basin Stake
Holders met at WES on Tuesday.
February 14, with Mr. Kelley and
members of Franklin. Gulf Liber-
ty, Calhoun and Jackson
counties. The purpose was to
seek ways of water usage for the
people of these counties.
T.E.A.M. Travels
Last week the' classes of Sue
McDaniel and Lori Price took
their class, on two exciting field
trips. First they went to the Box
Plant in St. Joe where they
watched a video on paper making
and. then on a tour of the facility.
Later that day the class went to


Bulldog News :
PORT ST. JOE .
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Sixth Grade Spotlight ,
Seth Williams is the 11-year
old son of Gil and Julie Williams%
and lives in Port St. Joe.
Seth's favorite subject in
school Is science. He plans to,
study to become a chemist at No-
treDame University.
Seth likes to play baseball
: and to roller blade in his spare
time. He also collects bottle caps
and baseball cards. His. favorite




-fihland View
ElementarnSchool


Students of the Week
Congratulations to our stu-,
dents of the week! They are:
Brittany Kropp, Becky Belin,
Cheyne Todd. Joanna Watkins,
Matt Caswell and Jason Shores.
Positive Action
Our Positive Action "Words
for the Week: are SELF-
HONESTY.
You've seen what happens
when Popeye eats a can of spin-
ach. His muscles pop out of his
arms. His fists move so fast they
blur. He's strong enough to save
Olive Oyl and clobber Bluto. Hon-
esty gives you "moral muscles."
When you're honest, you're al-
ways on the right side of an argu-
ment. Your friends and parents
trust you. (And you don't even
have to eat spinach.)
Positive Action Day
Last Friday was Positive Ac-
tion Day at our school. Classes
presented cards, candy, stickers,
etc. to others in the school to
thank them for all that they do at
our school. Some classes were
out picking up trash to make our
school look more positive. We are
a Positive Action School!
Talent Show
Our annual P.T.A. Talent'
Show will be held on Thursday,,
February 16 at' 7:00 in the audi-.
,torium. Everyone Is invited to at-,
tend.
Pepsi Caps
Keep those Pepsi caps com-'
ing! Our school will receive 5 for;
every blue cap collected. Please'
ask your neighbors and relatives
to collect their blue caps and,
send them to Port St.; Joe Ele-
mentary School.


Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
February 20 24
MON-NO SCHOOL INSER-
VICE
TUES-NO SCHOOL INSER-
VICE
WEDS-Chill Dog or Corn Dog,
Cole Slaw, French Fries, Milk,
Cake
THURS-Batter Dipped Fish or
Crab Cake, Cole Slaw, Baked
Beans, Bread, Milk, Dessert
FRI-Spaghetti w/meat sauce
& cheese, Tossed Salad, Green
Beans, Roll, Milk


the fire. tower. It may be reported
that Sue and Lori only made it
half way to the top and could go
no further. Both reported sore
muscles the next day too.
This week; in conjunction
with the National Federation of
Wildlife, the T.E.A.M. class are
designing "duck stamps": designs
for the national 'contest. Com-
mander McLeod has invited the
class to come see his duck farm
for some first hand, up close info
about ducks. A lot of students are
doing a great job at this and are
really taking it seriously.
Second Annual Valentine
Luncheon
The second grade classes of
Alisa Walker, Doris Jean Whitten
and Judi Lister entertained their
parents with a fancy luncheon in
their highly decorated class-


rooms. This was enjoyed by all.
Microsoft Works
Three more teachers, Pam
Sumner, Rhonda Pridgeon and
Alisa Walker are learning more
about computers. .Going to Fort


Walton Beach to ( learn more
about Microsoft Works for the
Macintosh, these lassies will re-
turn and teach a few more staff-
ers. Thank, goodness for the Ret-
rofit monies to help out with this
training.


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The Rotary Club will again
award the Gibson/Rotary Club
Scholarship this year. The schol-
arship will be for $1,000 and is
renewable for each of four years,
assuming that the student makes
acceptable progress while in col-
lege. The only require-
ments are that the
student have a 3.0 or
'better grade point av-
erage and the student
write a letter to the
Rotary Club Commit-
tee outlining their ac-
complishments during
their high school ca-
reers, their aims for
the future and any
reasons why they
should be considered .
for, the scholarship.
The deadline for apply-
ing for this scholarship will be
April 15 and requests should be
directed to the Rotary Club
Scholarship Committee, 2002
Monument Avenue, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456.
Congratulations to Amber
Conley and Wes' Ramsey who
have received their acceptance:
notices from FSU. Keith McDo-
nald has also been accepted, at.
Troy State. We are proud of all of
youl -
A big congratulations go out
to Scott Hawkins and Michelle
Wisdahl for their first place finish
in this month's Math League
Contest. Brian Cathey came in
second and Dyshanda Boykins.
Michelle Tapia, and Mike Wear
tied for third.


Juniors: Do you rank in the
upper 10% of your class, excerlinr
math or science, and have the de-'
sire to discover what educational
opportunities the Air Force Acad-
emy offers? If so, you may qualify
for the U. S. Air Force Academy's
Summer Scientific
Seminar to be held in
June. If chosen,' to
participate. you must'
pay the cost of, your
transportation to and
from Colorado
Springs. Colorado,'
and the nominal reg-
istration fee. Interest-
ed and qualified jun-
iors should see a
counselor today. ;
Any junior who
ranks in the top 25%,
of your class, demon-:
strates leadership in yourdextra-.
curricular activities, and have
any interest in being an officer in
the Coast Guard,'.could be a good
candidate, for the AIM, summer
program." For det ils, see ',Mrs
Witten in the, guidance office. The
deadline is February 24."_ .
Students remember" to save
your blue Pepsi caps. Turn them
in to Mrs. Riley in room 106, and
help earn educational money for
Port St. Joe High School.
Congratulations to the junior
varsity and the varsity boys bas-
ketball teams for their victories
over Blountstown.
Jeremy Dixon made "superi-
or" at the district sold and ensem-
ble festival. Way to go Jer6my,
you make us very proud!


Middle School News


movie is Cool Runnings.
Seth is looking forward to,
joining the youth group at the
Long Avenue Baptist Church
where he is an active member.:
When asked what he liked
about sixth grade, Seth replied,
"It's been better that the rest, of
the grades"
Melanie Barber Is the 12-year
old daughter of Marion and Daryl
Parker and lives In Port St. Joe. \
Melanie likes math as her fa-,
vorite subject, especially working
with fractions. She plans to go to
Gulf Coast Community College
and on to FSU to become a pedia-
trician. .
Melanie likes to play football,
softball and basketball and likes
to play "Pinball" on the Sega.
In her spare time, mostly
weekends, she" likes to have a
friend spend the night, go to town
to shop and spend money and
end up at Hardee's, the next day.
She likes to play ."Speed" and
her favorite movie star is. Keana
Reeves. She also collects Dallas
Cowboys memorabilia. ..
Melanie looks forward to join-
ing the youth group at the First
Baptist Church where she is an
active member.
When asked about. sixth
grade, Melanie said, "It's .never
boring! There's always something
to do!" She also stated as a final
thought: 'The Earth's beautiful!
Keep It clean!"
Second Grade
* Mrs. Hernandez's .. second
graders are incorporating their
reading skills into Mrs. Arnold's
kindergarten class. The second
graders spend forty-five minutes
each week in the kindergarten
ropm, reading to the' students
and helping them learn to read
directions and directing them at
some play centers.
Both classes recently read
"Stone. Soup" and then prepared
a delicious soup to eat.
Second graders also have
been busy practicing their writing
skills. To help them achieve bet-
ter writing skills, they have been
corresponding with another sec-
ond grade class across the Atlan-
tic Ocean in Lakenheath. Eng-
land. The students have learned
many things about their peers In
the U. K. and eagerly await their
letters. The class will begin a unit
In Social Studies on England
where they will learn about the
English customs, history and "see
lots of sights" without having to
leave the classroom.
Mrs. Hernandez taught
school in Dodds and lived in La-
kenheath for three years before
coming back to the states.
Bottle Caps
Please save, your blue caps
from Pepsi products for our
school. Also the Kellogg's UPC
symbol from cereals. Thanks to
all who have turned them in. We
still continue to collect Camp-
bell's products.
'Soccer
Soccer will be offered in the
county if people are interested.
If you or your child is inter-
ested in participation in the Fall
Youth Soccer program, please
send a note With your name,
phone number, child's name, age
and school to Jo Hernandez at
Highland View Elementary.
Soccer is a great recreational
sport and can be played by the
young and the, old. It teaches
sportsmanship and cooperation.
Congratulations
Congratulations to Todd
McLawhoh who won fourth place
in his first motorcycle race he
had ever participated in. Todd
raced his 80 Honda at the Moto-
cross Race Track in Wausau.
Todd also won first place in the
Pee-Wee division.

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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. FEB. 16, 1995


Wewa Elementary School Has Its

22ind Annual Valentine's Pageant


The 23rd Annual "Valentine
Benefit Pageant" was held Febru-
ary 4 at the Wewahitchka Ele-
mentary School at 7:00 p.m.,'
C.S.T. The benefit pageant is
sponsored annually by the Gulf
County Senior Citizens Associa-
tionj Inc. and Wewahitchka Ele-
mentary School.
The 60 beautiful young ladies
participated in the pageant in cat-
egories including poise and com-
posure, modeling, and on-stage
personality questioning.
Cindy Belin read the poem
"And The Winner Is" to the con-
testants as the time drew near for
the crowning of the 1995 Valen-
tine Queens.
Following the reading, there
was a special coronation and
award ceremony for Miss Misty
Loftin. This occasion was chosen
to present her with her 1995
"Gulf County Junior Miss".medal-
lion. She then proceeded to help
crown the new Valentine Queens.
Also helping with the award
ceremony was Jana Traylor and
Nicole Williamson, both 1994 Val-
entine Queens.
A special appearance was


made by the 1994 "Little Miss
Panama City", Jana Massey.
The queens and alternates,
by division, for the 1995 Valen-
tine Pageant were:
Kindergarten- Ist Grade
"Little Miss Sweetheart Queen"
Krystal Norris
1st Alternate.............. Hall Price
2nd Alternate.......... Megan Peak
3rd Alternate .......... Amber Lanier
4th Alternate ......... Jasmine Ward
2nd 3rd Grades
"Little Miss Valentine Queen"
Lindsey Miller
1st Alternate ........ Brittany Grice
2nd Alternate...... Tabitha Daniels
3rd Alternate ........ Tiffany Laird
4th Alternate.............. Kayla Rich
4th 6th Grades
"Miss Valentine Queen"
Carrie Stanley
1st Alternate....... Cynthia Stanley
2nd Alternate.............Jamie Cain
3rd Alternate ........ Hope Coleman
4th Alternate....... Christina Ward
Teen Division
"1995 Gulf County Miss
Valentine Queen"
Lydia Kent
1stAlternate......Joni Whittington
2nd Alternate....... Miranda Sellers


FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
SREV. BILL WHITE, PASTOR
2420 Long Ave. .
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
fn r "904-229-6886
Port St. Joe"s "Port of Victory"
Sunday School...........................................10 a.m.
Morning Worship....................................... 11 a.mn.'
Sunday Evening .............................6................6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ;......................................7 p.m.


"THE EXCITING


PLACE TO WORSHIP"
First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Sunday School 9:45 am
Worship 11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
Evening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting....7:00 pm
Buddy Caswell
Minister of Music & Youth


We Want You To Be
4 Part of the Friendly Place
BIBLE STUDY.. ............... ...........945 a.m. EVENING WORSHIP ...........7:00 p.m.
MORNING WORSHIP....... ........11:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY.................... 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH TRAINING .................5:45 p.m.
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue
CHRIS CRIBBS MARK JONES
Interim Pastor Minister of Music


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

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


C th COnstitution.And Monument
Catdithes l PfortSt.5oe
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






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.





CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Bible Study:
10 a.m. Sunday
7 p.m. Wednesday


Worship:
11 a.m. Sunday)
Nursery


The, teen division, ages 13
through 19 was open to all girls
in the Gulf County area; all of the
other age divisions were reserved y
for girls in the Wewahitchka area.
Bill Lyles served as emcee for
the program. Sandra Cannon and
Cindy Belin served as co-
directors.
Entertainment for the eve-
ning was provided by Becky and
Bonnie Belin who performed a
clogging routine. CIndy's 'Darlin'
Doll dancers also entertained the
audience with a tap dance num-
ber. These lovely young ladies
were included in the group: Vicki
Reed, Becky Belin, Bonnie Belin,
Jenna Chesser, Audreanna Mer-,
rill, Susan Ellmer, Charla Atkins,
Shanna Wester 'and Jennifer
Craig. :
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens Association and Jerry Sto-
koe wish to convey a very special
thank you for the success of the
pageant, and all the hard work
and support of the citizens qf,
Gulf County.
A very special thank you goes -
to the 60 beautiful contestants
and their families. ',


Cecil Sewell
... Revival Speaker

First Baptist

Plans Revival
First Baptist Church of Port
St. Joe will be holding a revival
February 19 through 22 begin-
ningat 7:00-p.m..-nghtly.. ,
i- The: featured evangelist wilt
ee Cecil Sewell and special music
will be provided by Ken Brookins:.
Pastor Gary Smith and the
congregation of the church invite
the public to attend these servic-
es with them. A nursery will be
provided for your convenience.

St. James -

Bridge Luncheon
SThe St. James Episcopal
Church Women are having their
popular bridge luncheon next
Tuesday, February 21 at rnoon.
Lunch will be served in Coldewey
Hall of the new church complex
located at 800 Twenty-second
Street (dead-end of Marvin Ave-
nue).
Mrs. George Core, chairman
of this annual event, Is especially
looking forward to this' year's
luncheon because it was missed
last year due to the construction
of the new'church.
Tickets have been available,
for several weeks: and have gone"
fast. All who have purchased
them are reminded not to forget
to attend. Mrs. Core reports that
a few tickets are still available.
Further Information is availa-
ble by calling the church office at
227-1845.

Revival
The College Park Church of
God in Wewahltchka will hold re-
vival February 19th through 26th
with Evangelist Freddie Canter
and familyfrom Virginia.
Services will start at 6:00
p.m., C.S.T., on Sunday and at
7:00 p.m., C.S.T. on weekdays.
The public is cordially invited
to attend.

Attend the Church of
Your Choice Sunday!


Special Thanks
The family of Robert Rabon
wishes to express' special thanks.
to the many friends and relatives
that so unselfishly gave of their
time, energy and love to us. We
remember each and every one of
you.
The services conducted by
, Brother Elmore, Bro. Arvin
Creamer and Bro. Touchton were
perfect and well expressed. The
'singer, Mary Lou Cumble, did an
outstanding job---we especially
thank you for the song "I Want Us'
To Be Together Tn Heaven".
The food was delicious and so
abundant, more than we could
eat. 'Highland View Church 'of
*God and Highland View Assembly
of God and many others-we ap-.
preciate all of you.
The staff of Comforter Funer-
al Home did an outstanding job-
above and beyond.
Special thanks to our father/
grandfather's many special

plans Announced
for ARC Telethon
The Second annual Central
Panhandle American Red Cross/
WJHG Telethon, the weekend of
March 4-5, has been increased to'
22 hours, up from 15 hours last,
'year. "Audience response. and,
Pledges were so positive to the all"
-local concept," said ARC execu-
tive director Dick Pascoe, "that we
asked for more T.V. time, and
,WJHG agreed". The results was
'announced jointly -this week by
*Pascoe ;and News Channel 7 gen-
ieral manager, John Ray. 'We're
'pleased to again provide time,
hosting talent and production fa-
cilities for this worthwhile com-
munity actiMty, said Ray..,,
Telethon hours are Saturday,"
'March 4 starting at. 10:00 a.m.,
,concluding on Sunday at 8:00
ia.m. The entire Telethon will orig-
,Inate before a live audience from
the fine arts auditorium at Amelia
Center at.Gulf Coast Community
College in Panama City.
.WJHG-TV news personalities
Neysa Wilkins, Jon Sherman and
Bill Schubert will co-host the 22
hour fundraiser. In addition to
soliciting telephone pledges, and ,
providing information about the
work and services of the local
Chapter, over 40 area performers
will receive showcasing to a wide
audience. Talent will be selected
from acts appearing at recent au-
ditions and by invitation.
'This has been a challenging
,year for our Central Panhandle
Chapter", said Pascoe, referring
to, the recent flood devastation
Vid ,other .disasters, requiringjlq-
'cal Red Cross assistance. Unlike
other telethons, all proceeds re-
main within the six county Chap-
ter area: Bay, Calhoun. Holmes,.
Jackson, Gulf and Washington.
Ken Shaffer has again volun-
teered to serve as Telethon chair-
man. Members of the business
,and professional community are
being contacted for advance com-
mitments of support and dona-
tions, which will be recognized on
the Telethon. These may be ,sent
directly to the ARC Central Pan-
handle Chapter at 430 East 15th
Street, Panama City, FL 32405.

Free Performance
InApalach Feb.21
Come step back in time, dur-
ing DeSoto's explorations and
time travelers in 1539. (DEP's)
Department of Recreation and
Park's Sandy Madsen, John Win-
field and Roy Ogles will give a re-
enactment of DeSoto's explora- .
tions in full dress of that time
ppripd.,
Join them at the Apalachicola
Reserve's Auditorium next Tues-
day evening, February 21, from
7:00 to 8:00 p.m. EST. For a free
Informative, dramatic perfor-
mance with the DeSoto Time
STravelers. '
The Reserve is located on.the
North end of Market Street arid
the West end of Scipio Creek Ma-
rina next to the DEP Shell Fish
Laboratory.

I Literacy Volunteers I
|of Gulf County
Help Somone In Need
I To Read.... I
Volunteer-or- Learn To Read |
| ....TODAYI
1 229-6166 I


The Hannon

SIInsurance Agency
227-1133
Is Pleased to Announce
Its Association With

Gary White
Representing
Allstate & The Travelers
Life Insurance Companies
"Call Me About Your Life & Health Insurance Needs"


friends active and honorary
pall-bearers.
There were so many acts of
kindness, sympathy and caring,
that if written, this newspaper
could not contain all the names.
We love and appreciate you. Mere
thanks doesn't really express
what we feel in our hearts. Our


Daddy and Grandpa will be
-missed, Oh so much! We know he
is with our Mother, where he
wanted to be. Neither one, of them
are suffering anymore.
Thank, you for all your
prayers and everything.
Children and Grandchildren
of Robert Pabon


// New Life Christian Center Church'
Sixth Street (Union Hall Building)
'Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Johnny Jenkins, Jr. Pastor
Sunday School ---------------- --------------- 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship--------------------.---------- 11:00a.m.
Evening Worship --------------------------------------------------6:30 p.m.
(1st and 3rd Sunday Nights)
Wednesday Night Bible Study ----------------- 7:00 p.m.
Aq Ile Are Covenant People'



Highland View
United Methodist Church
Corner of 4th St. & Parker Ave.
Highland View
Lynwood R. Wynne, Pastor
Sunday School ............................................................ ................... 10 a.m
Morning W worship ...................................................... 11 a.m .,
Evening W orship .......................................................... 6 p.m .




S T JSt. 80oen ssem6fy of God ,

309 6th Street* Port St. Joe
Sunday School......................... 10:00 am
Morning Worship Service........ 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Service...........6:30 pm
Wednesday Bible Study............ 7:00 pm
Jeffe.Scalf.
Pastor
t 'Empowered by 'Thie Spiritt



STHE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
S+ +n Sunday School 9:45 -
S '- ST.JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
X8:.OOa.m. (CT)

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor



FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MEXICO BEACH
823 N, 15th Street
648-5776
Sun. Bible Study (all ages)..................9:00 CST.
Morning Worship.................1...... 0:00 CST
Evening Worship............................6:30 CST
-Wed. Bible Study (all ages).................6:30 CST
Rev. Tommy Doss, Pastor





Chapel Lane Overstreet Phone 648-8144
Bro. Harold J. McClelland, Jr., W.Is. Remain,
Pastor Pastor Emeritus
Sunday School................................................ 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship 11:00a.m.
Sunday Evening ............................................... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ..........................................7:00 p.m.


A A FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

'0 8 CHURCH
S 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756 *
h SUNDAY WORSHIP............................10 am.
vin ADULT SCHOOL.......I........................11a.m.
USN *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
Nursery Available
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor



| ow to be joyful



Do the problems of everyday life rob your joy? Does it
seem like those around you are seldom really happy? Are
yQu thinking, "I just wish I could experience-genuine joy in
my life?" Then it's time to join usgfor an exciting time of
worship together! Here is what our pastor will be teaching:

Feb. 26th....."How to be joyful when life is **
turned upside down."
March 5th....."How to experience joy everyday."
March 12th..."Understanding God's purpose for

March 19th..."Stop worrying and enjoy life!"


won yOU visit with U
wont o apctist

ch4'Al S


Rev. Marty Martin, Pastor
Phone: 229-9254
Presently meeting in the First Onion
Bank Bldg. Monument Ave.
Sunday Worship: 10:00am and 6:00pm
Call for times of other services


SAP ffl R


Minister: Tom Skipper 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


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TIE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. FEB. 16. 1995


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ltc2/16
'94 GMC SONOMA, 4 cyl., 5 sp., pro-
gram, like new, 229-6961.
ltc2/16
1994 Toyota, 4 spd w/14,000 miles,
take over payments. 639-2548.
tfe 1/19
CASH NOW BUYING
Used Cars and Trucks. Local and out-
of-state v'ehJcles. Two locations to.
serve you. Mayhann Motor, Port St.
Joe, 229-6584, Mayhann Used Cars,
Wewahitchka, 639-5810. tfe 1/5





1984 Robalo, 2,1 ft. Cuddy; all elec-,
tronics and galvanized trailer. 229- ,
8474. tfc2/2
STEVE'S OUTBOARD SERVICE.
White City. anytime, 827-2902.
-.; tfc 1/5





2 bedroom apartment on Woodward
Ave., $325 month, call George at
229-8398..' 2tc 2/16
2 bedroom, one bath trailer, fur-
nished, no pets allowed. $100 depos-
it, water furnished, 647-5106;

2 bedroom. I ba. furnished trailer at'
St. Joe Beach. $325 month. $225 se-
curity deposit, week or monthly ren-
tal. Call 647-5327. tfc 2/9


I FO REN I FORRET I FO RET HEP ANE I


For Rent: Room $125 month, hlalf
utilities, use of. the rest of the house,
227-3274, ask for Joe. 2tc 2/9
For Rent or Sale: 3 bedroom, 1 bath
home in Honeyville, for information
call 904-639-5804. Available March
10. tfc 2/9
Unfurnished 2 bdrm.. I ba. house in
Wewahitchka. New carpet, ch&a, on 1
acre lot, $275 month. Call Dianne
Semmes at 1-703-455-4197 after 6
p.m. 'EST. 4tc 2/9
Apartment for rent, one bedroom
$200 per month, plus deposit. Call
George, 229-8398. ltc 2/16
Office space for rent, Main St., Wewa,
2 locations. Call Abby at 639-2336 or
7. 4tc 2/2
Mobile home, like new, 14'x70' 2
bdrm., 2 ba. in Highland View, $350
month. 904-576-1125 days / 904-
893-1586 evenings. 3tc 2/2
2 bedroom. I bath mobile home in
* Highland View. $250 per month, $150
deposit. No pets. 647-3264.
.tfc 1/26
2 bedroom, 1.5 .bath, 400' off Gulf.
S$475 month. Deposit required.: 647-
3461 evenings. tfe 2/2
The Phantry Hotel. Rooms Private
baths. Daily or weekly rates. 302 Reid
Ave. Port St. Joe. 229-9000. tfc 2/2
Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tapper
Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable hous-
ing for the elderly and the handi-
capped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy.
efclent const.. handicapped equip-
ped apts.. available. Stove & refrig.
furn., fully carpeted, I bdrm., apis.,
on-site manager.
Equal Opportunity Housing Com-
plex. Rent is based on income.
This complex is funded by the Farm-
era Home Administration ard man-
aged by Advisors Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
tfc 2/2


PINE RIDGE APTS., (904) 227-7451.
Rents starting at $245.00 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 2/2
UNFURNISHED
*-Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & re-'
-frig., cen. h&a, screen porch, car-
port & laundry rm,
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove
& refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
Iba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
:washer & stove, fully carpeted. No;'
pets.
FURNISHED
* Small 2 bdrm. home. auto. heat &
air. washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment. washer/
dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m. c
S,2/2. .


Warehouses, small and
with office, suitable for
ness, 229-6200.


large, some
small busl-,'
tfe 2/2


ATTENTION.- ,,
RENTERS
Due to the small number of
applicants presently on our
waiting list for federal.rental
assistance in Gulf County,
the Northwest Florida Re-
gional Housing Authority is
resuming the acceptance of
applications for persons/
families qualifying for assis-
tance under :the Section 8
Rental Assistance Program
effective February 20, 1995.
Funded by the U. S. Depart-
ment of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD), pursu-
ant to 24CFR 882.2209 (8).
2tc2/9


No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St. Joe Furru.
ture, 227-1251. thru 12/94
For Rent: One bedroom apartment
with lot. 2 bedroom mobile home with
lot. 2 streets off the beach. .Reasona-
bly priced. Beacon Hill. Call 647-
3402. tfc 2/2

Apartment for rent, 2
bedroom, 1 bath, ch&a,
carpet, d/w, ceiling fan.
Call Kenny, 227-7241 or
Phil, 227-2112.
tfc 2/2




106 Second Ave.. Oak Grove. Lots of
misc. Items. Friday and Saturday 8-5.
3tp 2/9

Moving Sale: Sat., Feb. 18th. 1313
Long Ave. Household items, furniture,
hardware, 'clothing, etc. Great buys
for the weekend, 8a.m. till. Itp 2/16-


Yard Sale: 2500 Hwy. 98, Mexico
Beach, 8 a.m. 1 p.m. CST. Between
26th St. & Islander RV Park.

4 family Garage Sale, Sat.. Feb. 18.
8:00- 12:00. 1302 Marvin Ave.. Port
'St. Joe. Baby stroller, baby items, ma-
ternity clothes, children's clothes.
toys & lots more. Itp 2/16
Big Yard Sale. 6329 Alabama Ave. SL
A St. Joe Beach. Rain or shine. Cribs,
car seats, stroller, modem sofa sleep-
er set. couches, housewares. clothing
and much more. Saturday, 8:30 -
2:30, Sunday 1:00 3:00. 227-7584.

BARGAINS GALORE
FLEA MARKET
106 2nd Ave., Oak Grove., PS
HOURS: Tues. Sat. 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
Children & Baby Items, New & used
MISC. ITEMS, Tools, crafts
furniture, etc. 3, 2,9


The Nemours Childre's Clinic is in
need of a casual part-time, temporary
Medical Assistant or LPN for our Por
tSt. Joe Clinic. This person will be re-
sponsible for patient flow. assisting
with exams and procedures, blood
draws and lab functions, administer-
ing Iimmunizations and performing
other office and patient related func-
tions. Pediatric experience preferred.
No night or weekend work required.
The Nemours Children's Clinic
401 Garrison Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
ltc2/16
Cosmetologist wanted. Rental space
available. Call 639-2677, 8:00 5:00
CST. 4tp2/16
Top of the Gulf Restaurant needs ex-
perienced cooks. Apply In person after
3 p.m. CST. Serious inquiries only.
4tc 2/9
Need dining. room help during lunch
and/or dinner hours. If already em-
ployed for evening work this will not
interfere, with your present schedule.
Experience preferred but will train the
right person. Apply In person to Ju-
lie's Restaurant. 222 Reid Ave. 1:15 -
3 p.m. No phone calls please.


RN's and LPN's day or night .shift
available. Apply in person, Bay St. Jo-
seph Care Center, 220 9th St, Port
St. Joe. tfe 2/2
CNA's needed for all shifts. Training
available. Apply in person at Bay St.
Joseph Care Center, 220 Ninth St.,
Port St. Joe. tfc 2/2
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 County School
Board is an equal opportunity em-
ployer. tfc 2/2


CREW POSITIONS
AVAITTARTUR
with the Apalachicola Mari-
time Museum, a non-profit
corporation to crew aboard the
1877 Gulf Coast Schooner
Governor Stone during week-
day, daytime hours for two-
hour sails out of Apalachicola.
Call (904) 653-8708.


00 Gulf Coast Community College

i CASE MANAGER/RECRUITER
GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE is seeking applicants --
for the position of Case Manager/Recruiter. Two positions
available, one on campus and one in Port St. Joe. Responsi-
ble for the recruitment, assessment, and enrollment of dislo-
cated workers into the Correctional Officers program. Will
require extensive travel within Bay, Gulf, and Franklin
counties. Bachelor's degree required. This is a temporary,
grant funded position.
Deadline to apply Is February 24, 1995. Send letter of appli-
cation, resume, photocopies of transcripts, and three recent
letters of reference to: Personnel Office, Gulf Coast Commu-
nity College, 5230 West Highway 98, Panama city, Florida
32401.
GCCC is an Equal Opportunity Employeri
I L 2/16/135


Homebaked goods, made to order,
cakes cookies cheese cake car-
rot cake. Excelent. Call to order,
Tina. 648-4564. 4tc 2/16
Will do babysitting In my home, week :
days only. Now have opening for 3
children. Call 229-8121. ltp 2/16



LICENSED
MASSAGE
THERAPIST
.Carol J. Utzinger, LMT .
904-229-8290
American Massage Therapy Association
North American Voaaer Association
of Lymphatic Therapy
2Lo 2,16

Lisa Given has 2 child care slots
open. Monday Friday. 7 7. 227-
1467. tfc2/2
Piano lessons, $40 month, all ages.
Experienced teacher. Mexico Beachi
648-4592. 6tp 1/19

JOHN F. LAW
LAWYER
1-904-265-4794
29 Years Experience
WORKER'S COMPENSATION
S PERSONAL INJURY
NO RECOVERY..-NO FEE
7229 Deerhaven Road, P.C. ,, 2

TLC LAWN SERVICE
'Catenng to All Your Laen Senrice Needs"
MOWING, EDGING, TRIMMING, SPRAYING,
.FERTILIZING, WEEDING, CLEAN OUTS, '
SPRINKLER REPAIR, AND LANDSCAPING
Free Estimates.
Call 229-6435 tic 2/2


COSTING INSURANCE AGENCY
Inc.
All Forms of Insurance
322 Reid Ave.., Port St. Joe
Phone 229-8899


TR ADEndSRVCS


CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING PAYS!
Call 227-1278 to place yours. $3.50
for first insertion, $2.00 a week for
consecutive runs, plus 54 per word
for all over 20.
Port St. Joe Lodge No.iII
Reg.,Stated Communication ,
1st and 3rd Thursday of each
month. 8:00 p.m.. Masonic Hall.
214 Reid Ave.
Marlen Taylor. W.M.
Bill Jordon. Sec.

HANDY MAN SERVICE
."All Types of Repairs"
Lawn & Landscaping, Leaf Raking
Reasonable Rates
Call Anytime; ask for Gene,
Call 229-2618 ,


Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church,' Hwy. 71; Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.

904-229-8161
Faye's Nail &
Tanning Salon
TOTAL NAIL CARE
Certified Nail Technician
1905 Long Ave., Port St. Joe
Wolff Tanning System Call for Appt.


CATERING & CAKES
229-6154
SEWING &
ALTERATIONS
once per mon ,


STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
LIC. sER0013168 INSURED ,
647-8081.
ALAN STRICKLAND


C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rdke, front-end loader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.,
Rt', 2, Box A1C, Port St. Joe.
Phone 229-6018



BOB'S PAINT I&
BODY SHOP
29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIAL4TES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave; Phone 227-7229,
: M.V. 02522


Williamson's '
Well Drilling & Pump Service
S, St. Lie. #3075
WATER FILTERS
CONDITIONERS
PURIFICATION SYSTEM
Croska Williamson P. 6. Box 1173
639-2548 E.tic 1/19 Wewahitchka, FL 32465

LIC # RF0051042
FREE ESTIMATES RG 0051008
ER 0011618
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
MINOR ELECTRICAL
PORT ST. 'JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821


Childcare 6 days week. Monday -
Saturday. in my home. $1.00 per
hour for one and $1.50 for 2 children.
Please call Susan at 229-6080, not af-
Ster 8:30. 2tc2/16
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
AL-ANON
Sunday 4:00 p.m. &
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methlbdist Church, PSJ '
Sunday meetings at Big Barn
Flea Market


INCOME TAX
PREPARATION
Conveniently located
at the beaches
Call 647-5634 for
an appointment 9tp2/2


Avon

CATHERINE L; COLLIER'
Inaeperd eri Sales Repesenrauite
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
(904) 229-6460


American"

LewiOn 3inM c
Thursday
Night
7:00 p.m. Cash Prizes
Early bird 5:00 p.m.
Meetings Ist Monday of each
month, 8:00 p.m.
1lst&3rdThurs.


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














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


'-'


GRIFFIN'S CDT's
Tapes CD's Airbrush
Up to Date Releases
106 Reid Avenue
Phone 229-9228

THE FASHION EXCHANGE
220 Reid Ave; Port St. Joe
227-3183
New & Used Clothing
for the Entire Family. :
Accessories and Misc. Items. 2/2


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


A Gift Shop for,
CHILDREN of all Ages.
*. Books Toys etc.
My Very Own Book
528 6th St. Phone 227-1636



BARFIELD'S
LAWN & GARDEN
CENTER
Small Engine Repair'

Lawn Mowers
** Weed Eaters
Chain Saws |
'* Generators

Tillers
Go-Karts
,229-2727
328 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe


Cooper's Home-Operated
WELDING BUSINESS
886 Hayes Ave. & Shellfsh Rd. HV
-No job too small, hours flexible.
Alum. & Stainless, $20 hr.,
Steel $15 hr.
S2tp 2/16


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










STUJTZMAN CONST. CO.
All Types Roofing
30 years experience
Lic. #RB0030039, RC 0038936
"Where Quality Is Higher
Than Price"
229-8631
erien'sVlsecerapylcS
CUSTOM PHOTOGRAPHY
for Any Occasion
Commercial Portrait Wedding.
For Details Call
KEN HORNE Photographer
229-8722 t
ren'~iteogaphcs22


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

MOWING RAKING WEEDING
EDGING TRIMMING
LANDSCAPING SODDING
C.J.'S Lawn
Service
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe
Beach & Port St. Joe
'I Will Work for YOU!"
Mexico Beach, FL *
(904) 648-8492-..
Lie 5455 pd Feb.



1St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
Small-Engine Repairs
FactOry Warranty Center


S Lawnmowers I
Weedeaters
Tillers
: Chain saws
Generators -
Pumps
Engine Sales


. 706 1st St.-St.,Joe
227-2112
L ,,_ iJ


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 tfc1/5 Port St. Joe, FL 3245,6


-FOSTER TREE &

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


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. FEB. 16, 1995 PAGE 7B


AB


Accountant / bookkeeper, full charge
experience required. Immediate open-
ing. Send resume, P. O. Box 830,
Eastpoint, FL 32328. 2tp 2/9

Due to shutdown we have lost some
help. Versatile person with excellent
mechanical ability to' work in Port St.
Joe over 40 hours available. Pat, 912-
432-9316. tfc 2/2

Part-time people for some evening and
weekend work in Port St. Joe, 912-
432-9316. tfc 2/2

POSTAL JOBS, Start $11.41/hr. For
exam and application Info. call (219)
769-8301, ext. FL 515, 9 a.m. 9 pm.
Sun.-Frl. 4tp 1/26







Electric hospital bed, and mattress,
$35. 229-8733 or 639-2599.
tfc 2/16

Computer stand with drawers and
cabinet, $75. 227-3611 or 227-3252.
ltc 2/16

Yamaha organ double keyboard, has
everything, excellent condition, mov-
ing, $2,200 obo. 648-8782.
ltc 2/16

G-5 satellite dish, 6 foot, like new,
complete w/receiver & pretty tan &
white umbrella to cover dish. $1,000.
Call 229-6324 or 229-8674;.
'tc 2/16'

One year old white twin bunk beds,
no mattresses, 1 yr. old. King size wa-
ter bed, new mattress,' sheets, com-
forter, pillow shams included, $125.
229-8474,after 5:00 p.m. ltc 2/16

Windows, interior doors, ceiling fans,
dishwasher, stove, oven, shutters,
cabinet doors. tc. Call 229-8183 after
5:00. 2tc 2/16

Regulation pool table for sale, 229-
6201. Itp 2/16

Brother sewing machine does zig-zag
stitch, decorative stitches, built-in
buttonhole & button sewing,, darns,
attaching lace, applique, blind stitch,
overlook, monogram & embroidering.
$75. Call 227-1311 after 6 p.m.
ltc 2/16

Ford diesel tractor & equipment &
Case backhoe. 827-2910. ltc 2/16

Furniture for sale: Contemporary sofa
& loveseat. excellent condition., $250
for both. Call 647-3181. 1ltc2/16

Sofa, lovaeat,.halr. in neutral tones.
very good condition. $150. Call 227--
3611 days, 647-3290 nights.
.ltc 2/16

King waterbed, *mattress, heater,
bumpers, storage drawers, lighted
headboard, $200. Call 229-6057.
itp 2/16

Satellite dish with scramble box,
$350. 647-3194. 1tc2/16

Rotzler Seilwinde winch, 300 kg, .82
m/s or 1 yd. per sec. $200. Call 229-
8446, Bob Taylor. 2tp 2/16

Suzuki 500 cc Enduro rnotorcyle.
$200; king size waterbed. $50;
dresser, $50, cast Iron weights, beach
& attachments, $80, Winchester 140
automatic shotgun, $150. Penn 320
levelwinds & -rod. $50. 647-3641.1


Queen bed, $95; 2 storm doors, $25
each; 2 twin beds, $40 each. 648-
4592. 2tp 2/9

Queen sofa sleepers, brown $125;
queen brass bed frame, $160; 25: col-
or track TV, swivel base console,
$100. Call 227-7372 evenings.
2tp 2/9

Childcare Monday through Friday.
Call Lynne, at 229-6727. 3tp 2/9

Plants, apples, pears, plum, peach,
pomegranate, pecan, persimmon,
scuppernong, blueberry, fig, flowering
peach, Bradford pear, camellias, dog-
wood, red, 'pink and white. Granny
greybeard, Japanese magnolia, cold
tolerant citrus, althea, honeysuckle,
crepe myrtle, etc; Drive a little, save a
lot! Mac's Nursery, Kinard, 639-5176.
tfc 2/2

Port St. Joe Western Auto now hon-
oring entire Panama City, Western
Auto company store advertised sale
prices. 227-1105, 219 Reid Ave.
tfc 2/2

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. 1
tfc 2/2

CAMPERS
5 used pop-ups in stock, starting as
low as $795. Boss said sell 'em alll No
reasonable offer refused! Holiday on
Wheels, 1-800-892-8268. ltc 2/16

Western Auto Special. Computer spin
balance 4 tires and tire rotation.
$19.95. 227-1105. tfc 2/2

FREE: Eight lesson Bible study.
Postage and envelope supplied.
Send request to Bible Study, P. 0.
Box 758, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
tfc 2/2

Craftsman tools and Die Hard bat-
teries are available now at Western
Auto Store, 219 Reid Ave. 227-'1105.
tfc 2/2


It's Free!
Interested?
Find this guy-- ',
somewhere in this
newspaper!






Pomeranian puppies for sale. 229-
6201. Itp 2/16

--Needs good-loving-homerapprox.-year
old male part spaniel, has shots,
Fenced yard needed. 229-8400 days,
or 227-2155 evenings.


Part lab, part newfoundland, ver '
nice 8 months old dog needs a good
home. Call 229-8466 before 5 p.m.

PET BOARDING AT DOG GROOM-
ING PLUS. Come by and see our
unique "color covers". Now carrying
leashes, harnesses, and collars. 227-
3611. 1tc2/16,

FREE to good home: 3 year old male
Australian shepherd. Call 639-3262.

Hate to Board Your Best Friend. Care
in your home low as $8.00 a day by
Joe and Marie Romanelli. Call Pet &
Property Tenders, fully Insured, 1-
904-229-1065. tfc 2/2


HELP
Over loaded in used 5th Wheels, 7 in
stock as low as $3,500. Holiday on
Wheels, 1-800-892-8268. 1tc 2/16
BARGAIN CORNER
'91 Rockwood 2000 series, unique op-
portunity to purchase this low mile-
age motor home at almost wholesale.
Won't last long, act nowl Holiday on
Wheels, 1-800-892-8268. ltc 2/16






2 bedroom, 1 ba. house for sale, 1/2
acre corner lot, located north of Over-
street. For more Information please
call 648-8686. tfc 2/9

Beautiful 1/2 acre bay front lot, on
St. Joseph Peninsula. 227-1731.
4tc 2/2:

429 Gulf, St. Joe Beach, 175'x75' lot
with mobile home, septic tank and
hooked up to city water. Call for infor-
mation, 904-265-3577 or 904-871-
2409. 4tp 2/16

Gulf-side lot on St. Joseph Peninsula,
$5,000 down, $300 per month, total
price, $32,500. 227-1731. 4tc 2/2

By Owners 3 bdrm., 1 bath, 775
Hayes Ave., Highland View, 227-2049.
tfc 2/2

"Handyman Special", 3 bdrm., 2
bath shell house, beau iful 1/2 acre.
C-30 south Cape San Bias area. Rea- %
sonably priced. Financing available.
227-7506. *tfe 2/2

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 0rs. old, liv-
ing, dining & bath recently remod-
eled, refrig. & stove 2 years old. By,
appt. only, call 229-8964 after 5:30.
tfc 2/2

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. tfe 2/2

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 2/2

Owner financing. High and dry, 5 acre
homesite, 240 ft. well, septic, work-
shop, 1 1/2 mile N. Deasd Lakes Pk,
647-3581. tfc 2/2


1029 McClellan Ave., PSJ, for Sale'
by Owner: Completely remodeled. 3
bdrm. (I sm.. I bath. Fla. rm.. new
roof. carpet, cen. ac/h. wiring. plumb-
. ng, etc._ Wel w/auto. sprijder .sys-
tem, fenced iin backyard, reduced to
$54,000 obo. By appt. only. 229-
6861. tfc2/2


NOTICE OF SALE


Gulf South Self Storage, located at 816 Fourth
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida, shall sell the contents
of storage unit #25 belonging to RICHARD
O'DONNELL, unit #55 belonging to CHERYL SHU-
BERT. unit #62 belonging to SHERRY JONES, unit
#72 belonging to MICHAEL SPEIGHTS, and unit
#76 belonging to ANGELA BUTLER. The sale will
begin at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern time) on February 25,
1995. The contents of these storage units include
miscellaneous household Items, tools, small appli-
ances, books, small refrigerator, TV, and other
Items of personal property.
2te, February 9 and 16, 1995

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9495-21
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
.County, Florida, will receive sealed bids from any
qualified person, company or corporation interest-
ed in constructing the following project:
OVERSTREET BOAT RAMP
Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m., E.S.T.,
on Tuesday, February 28, 1995, at the Gulf
County Clerk of Cdurt's Office, 1000 Fifth Street,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, and will be opened
and read aloud on Tuesday, February 28, 1995, at
6:05 p.m., E.S.T. The Board reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.,
Plans and specifications can be obtained at
Preble-Rish, Inc., 326 Reid,Avenue, Port St. Joe,
SFL.32456, (904) 227-7200. Cost for Plans and
Specifications will be $50.00 per set and is non-
refundable. Checks should be made payable to
PREBLE-RISH, INC.
Liquidated damages for failure to complete
the project on the specified date will be set at
$50.00 per day.
Please indicate on envelope that this is a
'sealed bid, the bid number, and what the bid is
for. .
Only contractors who are properly licensed
for the type of work under consideration may bid
the project


1/2 acre lot with septic tank, $9,500.
Overstreet Road. Owner financing,
227-2020, ask for Billy. tfc 2/2

Half acre lots for sale, Hwy.. 386,
Overstreet, Creekylew Subd., $500
down. $96.48 per month, 120
months. Call and leave message. 229-
6031. tfc 2/2

LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 2/2







WANTED TO RENT IN MEXICO
BEACH. Responsible senior needs
small, furnished apartment or mobile
home for a minimum of six months
between 15 Feb. and 1 March. Six
months rent to be paid up front. Write
Bright, Apt. 273, 1964 Montgomery
Hwy., Dothan, AL 36303 giving de-
tails and location. 4tp 2/2


'Wanted: Chipper shredder and log
splitter, call 229-2727. tfc 1/26

WANTED: Estates,. Business Liqui-
. dations, Miscellaneous Consign-
"iients for upcoming auctions. Wade
Clark Auctions, 229-9282. Bus.
#AB1239. AU 1737, AU 1743. 4ta 2/2


Have you had problems with

Rick Body d/b/a/ Kendrick

Heating & A/C or Tempstar

Products! Call 639-2708 to

file a complaint.
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PUBOFCNOMIsER S


BOAR OF COUN COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By /s/ Michael I4 Hammond, Chairman
Attest- /s/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk of Court
2tc Feb. 9 and 16, 1995


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9495-22
,The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida. will receive sealed bids from any
qualified person,, company or corporation interest-
ed In constructing the following project:
Ce POLA RIVER CUTOFF DRIVE
Plans and specifications can be obtained at
Preble-Rish, Inc., 326 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe,'
FL 32456, (904) 227-7200. The bid must conform
to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public,
entity crimes.
Completion date for this project will be 90
days from the date of the Notice to Proceed pre-
sented to the successful bidder.
Liquidated damages for failure to complete
the project on the specified date will be set at
$100.00 per day.
Please Indicate on envelope that this is a
sealed bid, the bid number, and what the bid is
for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m., E.T., on
Tuesday, February 28, 1995, at the Gulf County
Clerk of Court's Office, 1000 Fifth Street, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456, and will be opened and read
aloud on Tuesday, February 28, 1995, at 6:10
p.m., E.T. The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids. :
Cost of Plans 'and Specifications will be
$50.00 per set and Is non-refundable. Checks
should be made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Michael L. Hammond, Chairman
Attest: /s/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk of Court
2te Feb. 9 and 16, 1995


IN THE CIRCUIT COURTFOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number 95-0007-CP
Division: Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MICHAEL F. GRIFFIN
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of Michael
F. Griffin, deceased, File Number 95-0007-CP, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Flor-
ida, Probate Division, the address of which Is Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth, Street, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the personal rep-
resentative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED
PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is served
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the personal repre-
sentative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are
required to file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF'
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM;
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of ths notice is served
within three months after the date of the first pub-
lication of this notice must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
UCATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.


ALL C_,LAS. DEMANDS, AJ U OBJECTIONS
NOT 80 FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is February 9, 1995.
Person alRepresentatlve:
VICTORIA R. GRIFFIN
Post Office Box 873
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Attorney for Personal Representative *
CHARLES A. COSTIN
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Telephone: (904) 227-1159
Florida Bar Number 699070
2tp, Feb. 9 and 16, 1995


STATE OF FLORIDA
.DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF AGENCY ACTION
ON PERMIT APPLICATION
The Department gives notice of Its issuance
of permit DF23-2590791 to St. Joe Forest Prod-
ucts Company to construct the proposed pipe sup-
port structure and the associated retaining wall
with ,rip-rap, at the crossing of Cypress Creek in
Gulf County.
Persons whose substantial interests are af-
fected he Dpares proposed permitting
decision may petition for an administrause deter.
minanon [hearing) In accordance with Sectiuor,
403.087. Florida Statutes. The peLtu.-n must con
form to the requirements of Florida Administrauve
Code Chapters 62-103 and 28.5 and must be filed
Irecelied) in the Department's OlffIce of General
Counsel. 2600 Blair Stone Road Tallahassee. Flcr-
Ida 323992400. within fourteen 114 days of put'
location of this notice. Failure to file a pet l"on
within the fourteen 114) days coriSLIutes a waller'
oi any right such person has to an admire, straune
determination Ihearing) pursuant to Section
120.57. Flonda Statutes.
The Petition shall contain the following Inror-
rmatron (a) The name. address, and telephone
number of each petitioner, the applicants name
and address, the Department Permit File Number
and the county In which the project a proposed.
(b) A statement of how and when each penaoner
received notice of the Department's action or pro-
posed action: |c) A statement ol' how each petition-
ers substantial interests are alTected by the De
partments acLuon or proposed acUon. Id] A
statement ol" the maternal facts disputed by Pea-
uoner. if any. (e) A statement of facts which peUi-
Uoner contend. warrant reversal or rnodilfcation ol
the Department's ascon or proposed acuon;: ll A
statement ol" which rules or staluLes petitioner
contends require reversal or modifica.on of the
Department s action or proposed action. and (g) A
statement of the relief sought by peationer. stating
precisely the acuon petitioner wants the Depart-
ment to lake with respect to the Department's sac
Wioi or proposed acUtion.
II a peution Is filed, the administrative hear-
uig process is designed to formulate agency acuon.
Accordingly, the Department's final acaon may be
dilTerent lrom the propoaed agency action. There
fore, persons who may not wish to file a petition
may wish to intervene in,the proceeding. A petition'
for Intervention must be filed pursuant to Rule 28-
5.207, Florida Administrative Code, at least five (5)
'days before the final hearing and be filed with the
hearing officer If one has been assigned at the Di-
vision of Administrauve Heannigs. Department of
Administration. 1230 Apalachee Parkway. Talla-
hassee. Flonda 32399-1500 If no hearing oicer
has been assigned. the petition Is to be filed with
the Deparuntments Office of General Counsel. 2600
Blair Stone Road. Tallal-assee. Florida 32399-
2400. Failure to petuon Io Intervene within the al-
lowed time frame contltutIes a walker of any right
such person has to request a hearing under Sec-
tion 120.57. Flonda Statutes.
The application is available for Inspecton
Monday through Friday except for legal holidays
8 00 a.m. to 5:00 p m.. 3t 2353 Jeinks Avenie.
Panama City. Florida 32405.

Publish: Februaryl6, 1995.


SAY YOU SAW IT IN THE STAR


HANNON, REALTY, Inc.

221 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe (904) 227-1450

-- -FRANK- HANNON,- Broker -

Flo Melton, Assoc., 229-8076 Doris Strickland, 229-8988

New UListing: 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! 9,00GGG0 Reduced to $55,000.

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: Very nice 2 bd., 2 ba. mobile home. $350 per month.

Small 2 bd., 1 ba. house, $300 per month.

New 2 bd., 2 ba. apartment, cen. h&a, $475 per month.


Lots and acreage also available.


:Fatasy Properties, Inc.

1200 U. Hwy. 98 John M. Delorme, Realtor Joy Ho


Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Ellen
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478
E


REAOF NEW LISTING:
St. Joe Beach, Atlantic St. 50' x 100' lot,
steps to water, $20,000.

MEXICO BEACH
Mexico Beach 39th St. Nice 1 bd.; 1 ba. townhouse, fully furnished
w/kit.; liv,/dln. combination, end unit, excellent rental unit, $54,000
114 41h St. Very nice large 24'x52' 3 bd., 2 ba. mobile home.
About 1/2 block to 98 and beaph. Fireplace, 2 outside buildings.
Must see: $65,000.
416 Hwy. 98 Gorgeous unobstructed Gulf viewl 2 story concrete
block home, furnished, 4 bd., 2 ba., fireplace In great rm., 1 car ga-
Must see. $140,000.
Corner of 27th 'St. & Hwy. 98 Duplex, each side has 2 bd., 1 ba.
furnished. Excellent rental potential. $120,000.
316 Hatley Dr. Center unit In triplex. Nice quiet neighborhood, 3
bdrm., 2 ba. $55,000.
612 Georgia Ave. Lg. 4 bdrm., 4 ba. mobile home, carport, Ig.
100'x100' lot. Some furnishings possible, washer/dryer, ceiling fans,
fireplace,, priced right at $,59,900.
117 First St., 2 bd., 1 ba. stilt beach house, excellent rental, nice
weekend retreat, completely furnished, $45,000.
306 Fortner Ave. Inv s al Du Downsta irs unit has 2
bdrm., 1 bath. Upstaliklt fas a1 udrm.injl bath on second floor,
and 1 huge bdrm. IJdj1rtL.a hJ floor. Fully furnished,
priced to sell at $67,50uExc lent renTal 'perty.

CAPE SAN BLAS
WATERFRONT CAPE SAN BLAS Cape Dunes Subd.,: Lavishly deco-
rated executive home on cement pilings never rented. 4/5 bd.,
4 ba. with many extras including washer/dryer, Icemaker, under-
neath parking. Hurricane shutters, fireplace, many furnishings re-
main. Approx. 2.500 sq. ft. Priced at $250,000.
Cape Dunes Subdivision. 780 feet to beautiful beach, secluded
,area, completely furnished 2 bd., 2 ba. house. Popular vacation
unit with Ig. deck and Florida room. $84,900. Assumable mortgage.
BEACON HILL
Gulf View 6924 Hwy. 9 .eaon H111..3 bd., 2 ba. unit upstairs Ig.
screened porch over oingIf. fully rlished great rental po-
tential. Downstairs pd ll c tjt Jpartment kit., ba., liv.
rm., bd. and storage I Io'el "i 'to sell at $77,500.
Mobile home Third Ave. between 5th and 6th St. 2 bd., 1 ba., with
porch. Furnished. $35,000.

BEACHFRONT

Dolphin Run #7 lolet rnl 1Yec-
rated. Sit o0, L 0b0(ertoyY b1oli-llilVv fw M oIil (-$.li-0,
$105,000.


F. Allemore, Realtor
647-8939
arl Groh 647-3199


Ider 648-8493


Joan Kent- 647-3264
Judie McCormick 648-8595
Don Rains 647-3270
Joan Smithwick 648-8121


BEACH SIDE
Corner of 31st'St. -Duplex each side of duplex has 1 bd., 1 ba.,
nearl, furnished. Approx. 100' hwy. frontage. Zoned tourist/
commercial. $90;000.
101-A Miramar Dr. 2 bd., 1 1/2 ba& townhome, furnished, new car-
pet, Ig landscaped corner yard with sprinkler system & priv. fence.
Watervlew from 2nd floor. Convenient location near marinas, Pier
Rd. & Canal Parkway; $69909. NEW PRICE $65,900..
37th St. Gulf White Sands #1, 2 and 3. Completely furnished 2"
bedroom, 2 bath townhomes, close to Gulf. All three for $180,000.
110 40th St. Apt. #2 2 bd., 1 ba.; furnished, close to beach, re-
duced to $37,000. Make offer.

GULF AIRE
312 Gulfaire Dr.: Absolutely beautiful g. 3 or 4 bdrm. home w/
sunken great room, 2 1/2 bath. Approx. 4 years old. Cedar siding -
2 car garage cen. h/a, oak floors & carpet.. Dream kitchen w/
Island, separate dining. Must see. $139,000.
GulfAIre Dr. Triplex, two 3 bd., 2 ba. units and one I bd:, 1 ba.
unit, very nice, good Investment, all 3 at $175, 000

ST. JOE BEACH
235 Selma St., Immaculate 3 bd., 2 ba. mobile home on Ig. lot, 1 1/2
blocks to beach. Wired workshop carport, nice, fenced yard. Re-
duced to $49,500. ;
25 A/B Bay St. 2 bd., 1 ba. unfurnished A unit. 3 bdrm., 2 ba. fur-
nished B unit. Good Investment property. $74,900.
5948 Georgia Ave., 2 bd., 2 ba. mobile home on 75'x150' lot. Dou-
ble garage. $42,500.
Coronado St. Like new 2 bd., 1 ba. sturdy double wide home, 2 blks
to beach, ich/a, furnished. Front deck. Ig. back screen porch, w/
walkway to cute little 1 bd, 1 ba. granny house. Outside. shower;
stor. bldg. low maintenance yd. w/natural terrain. Neat as a pinl
$60,000.
100 Santa Anna. Frame duplex 2 bd., 1 ba. upstairs, 1 bd., 1 ba.
downstairs, window A/C's. 1/2 block to beach. Good rental history.
$80,000. :
Coronado #7 2 bd., 1 1/2 ba. townhome, unrestricted gulf view,
furnished, nice. Reduced to $65,000..Make offer.
135 Desoto St. Neat 3 bd.. 1 ba. home, short walk to beach, gulf
view from upper deck, Ig. corner lot, fully furnished with washer/
dryer and two utility sheds. Reduced to $54,900.

PORT ST. JOE
105 Hunter St., Oak Grove. Great starter home 2 bdr., with study
or 3 bd., 1 ba., den, ch/a, laundry rm & workshop on a nice 89'x60'
lot. Priced to sell at $37,500 reduced.


HIGHLAND VIEW
110 Bonita St. 2 bd., 1 ba.'Wood frame house recently remod-
eled with a new roof. Includes adjoining lot with In-place septic
system for 2 bd. mobile home. All for $37,900.
104 Mariln St. N.V., 3 BR, 2 bath on 2 lots 50'x 95' each. Good
view of bay, pecan trees, owner financing. $28500.

WEWA, HOWARD CREEK,WHITE CITY

Land's Landing Evergreen Drive 1983 14'x67' mobile home 3
bd.. 2 bad. New septic tank & welliJanuary 1992. Central a/c &
cen. gas heat. Appliances Includedl Equity & assume mortgage, if
qualified. $25,000.
Howard Creek Great fishing, year-round living, 3 bd, 1 ba., mo-
bile home, furn., storage shed, well, screened porch, $32,500. 1
Acre cleared.
OVERSTREET
406 N. Canal St. Watch the boats gp by from your comfortable 2
bd., 2 ba. stucco home with 100' on Intracoastal Canal, ch/a. all
elec,, priv. fence, 2 storage bldgs., satellite dish. Peaceful neigh-
borhood reduced $79,900.
Canal front home Overstreet Large 3 bdrm., 2;ba. home on ap-
prox. 4 acres with 225' on the canal. This lovely 2 story stilt home
has many amenities Including cedar-lined walk-in closets, Jacuzzi.
cen. h&a, ground floor enclosed with 3 garage doors. Lg. 38'x60'
metal building with two 12x12' roll-up doors Included. Was
$162,000. Reduced to t60,000, SLASHED TO $135,00011
Pleasant Rest Cemetery Rd. 2 bdrm., 1 ba.,approx. 1080 sq. ft.,
home sold w/tefrig.' & stove. Situated on 1/2 cornel lot. Only 5
years old, $49,900.
Wetappo Creek, end of Miller Lite Lane: 3 bd., 2 ba. unfurnished
mobile home. Two storage sheds, ch/a. Has screened porch,
deck, beautiful view of Wetappo Creek. Located on over an acre
lot $50,000.
W. Forest St. 1982 60' 2 bd. furn, mobile home w/porch & storage
shed, well & new pump. Located on leveled, treed lot, approx.
.663 acres. Call for directions. $28,500.

COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT PROPERTY.
PORT ST. JOE
Hwy. 98 & 51h St., Great commercial location with many possibili-
ties. Was seafood market, some equipment,-remodeled in '92.
Priced right $89,900. t
2.5 plus acres commercial/industrial with old garage, lots of
possibilities, $99,000.
MEXICO BEACH
37th St.- approx. 75'x 100' beachside, Pier Road., $57,000.
S. 40th St. -approx. 75'x100'. Lot 2, Block 7. Unit 5 $35,000

ST. JOE BEACH
U.S. 98 between Balboa & Magellan 3/4 block & 1 lot Permitted
for condos only. $300,000


LOTS
SEASHORES SUBDIVISION
Nautilus Dr., BIk A,Iot 3, good size $18,000.
Nautilus Dr., BIk. A, Lot 9, city water, city sewer, 80'xl50' lot.
$20,000.
GULFAIRE SUBDIVISION
Gulfaire Dr., Phase II, lots 21 & 22.'Blk. C. large 80' x 125' Great
price $14,900 each.
Gulfalre Dr., Phase Ill,lot 9 Corner lot patio home size $12,500.
Gulfaire Dr., Phase III, lots 6.7,8 Priced right $11,000 each.


u Air b L 1 lo C v


Gulf Al* Subd., Lot 17, Block C vacant lot with large back yard.
$19,700.

Gulfaire Dr., Lot 22, block "D', nice lot, single family, priced to sell.
Reduced to $15,000.
Lot 39, Block "C", corner lot next to swimming pool and tennis courts.
Excellent location. $25,000.
Lots 32 and 33, BIk. C, Gulfalre, Phase II: Sewer tap paid; $448-00.
Reduced to $16,500 for a limited period of time. Owner will sell
BOTH LOTS together at a reduced price. Make offer.
Perwinrkle Dr., 75' x 125' lot $23.500
GulfAIre Dr. Lot 11; Block C, Phase 2 approx. 75'x125'. $29,000.
GulfAIre Dr. Lot 25 & 26. Block C. Phase 2 approx. 72.6 x146' &
73'x150' $17,000 ea.
GulfAIre Dr. Lot 9, Block G. Phase 2 approx. 74'x120' -
close to pool & tennis' court $22,800
GulfAire Dr. Lot 15, Block C, Phase 2 approx. 85'x125', $22,900
MEXICO BEACH
Grand cIle Sudi. Lot 3 & 4, Block D, unit 15 approx. 70' x 100'
each zoned houses only, $13,500 each. both for $23.000. .
Large corner lot, corner Hatley Dr. & Hwy. 386. Mexico Beach.
Zoned residential. $17,500.
7th St. -Lot 6, Block C. unit 14, 100' x 158.33' Stor. shed. $13.500.
South 36th St.: Excellent 75' x 100' lot 4th from water, $55,000
6th St., between Oleander & Fortner,50'x150', $17,500
Corner of Robin Lane & Hwy. 386-A. Nice vacant lot. Reduced
,$14,000
Robin Lane Unit 17, Block 1, Lot 10 approx. 250'xl10' Irregular
shape, has septic tank, restricted to houses $17,500
Grand Isle KIm Kove -Lot 8, Block C, Unit 15 houses, $12,000
Grand isle Nan Nook & Kim Kove Lot 19, Block D approx.
71,8'xl15' houses $11,500
131 Pine St. Lot 10. Block 6, Unit 11 75'xlOO' houses $12,500,

CAPE SAN BLAS
Gulf Shore Drive:close to Gulf. One nice 50'x100' lot. $24,000.
ST. JOE BEACH
Plneda St.: Four 50'x125' lots, 1 block to beach, $20,000 each.
Americus & Selma-Lot 13. BIk. 10, Unit 1 approx. 75'xl50', $15,500.
Americus & Selma -Lot 14, BIk. 10, Unit 1 approx. 84'xl50, $14,500.
Waord St. Lot 2, Block 47, Unit 2 approx. 75'xl150', $12,500
Ward St. Lot 3. Block 47.'Unit 2 approx. 75'x150', $12.500

BEACON HILL
Lucia St. Large vacant lot with barn. 100'xl20' $19,500
Beacon Hill Estates Hwy. 386 Lot 9, Block 1, Unit 1 approx.
100'x120', $17,000
Beacon Hill Estates Lucia Ave. Lot 10, Block 1, Unit 1, Approx.
100'x120', 13,000
6th St. Lots 5 & 6, Block 3, Unit 1 Irregularr $32.000.
3rd St. & 4th Ave.Lot 20, Block 22, $13.500
OVERSTREET
Creekwood: 2 nice large lots. Buy together and have over an
acre. $10,000 eaqh.
Overstreet area $60.000. Property 467'x467' (before bridge), sold
with 295' communications tower, utility shed, fence,
Sunshine Farms 7 + acres. $7,500 per acre. One parcel with sep-
tic tank at $14,500 if sold separately.
Creekwood Estates Lot 17. 1/2 acre. $11,000
Highway 386 -across from Sunshine Farms 3 +acres. $17.000

WEWAHITCHKA
Riverside Estates Lot 6 & 7, Block 7. Unit 3. 75'x125' each. Priced
$7.500 for both.


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PAGE 8B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 1995



N1l n Sch ol Board Minutes


The Gulf County School Board met in regu-
lar session on January 10, 1995, at 5:00
p.m., in the Gulf County School Board Ad-
ministrative Offices in Port St. Joe. The fol-
lowing members were present: Charlotte
Pierce, Oscar Redd, David Byrd, and Mary
Pridgeon. James Hanlon was absent due to
health reasons. The Superintendent and
Board Attorney were also present.
Chairman Pierce presided and the meeting
was opened with prayer led by Oscar Redd,
followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by
David Byrd.
PUBLIC HEARING ON POUCY CHANGE:
In accordance with Florida Statute, the
Board advertised the following policy
changes in the local newspapers: 7.200 Mi-
nority Business Development Plan; 7.534
Bus Drivers.
The public was given opportunity on this
day to provide input. There was no re-
sponse from the general public.
HEARING FROM PUBLIC: Ms. Eda Ruth
Taylor, Gulf County Tax Collector, met with
the Board regarding-the new Educational
Car Tags.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On motion by
Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and
unanimous vote, the' Board adopted the
agenda.
'RESOLUTION DROPOUT AND GRADUA-
TION RATES FOR 1993-94: On motion by
Mr. Redd, second by Mr. Byrd, and unani-
mous vote, the Board adopted a resolution
commending the faculty and' administra-
tion of the Gulf County School System for
their outstanding achievements regarding
the District's exceptional graduation rate
and dropout rate.
BUDGET MATTERS/PAYMENT OF BILLS:
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mr.
Redd, and unanimous'vote, the Board ap-
proved: the following budget matters and
payment of bills: Budget Amendment No.
Ill, General Fund; Budget Amendment No.
Ill, Special Revenue, other.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: On motion by
Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
minutes of Decerber 6 and 15, 1994.
AUDIT REPORT NO. 12416: On motion by
Mr. Redd, second by Mr. Byrd. and unani-
mous vote, the Board acknowledged receipt
'of Audit Report No. 12416 made of the Dis-
Mict School Board of Gulf County for the
fiscal year ended June 30, 1994.
PERSONNEL MATTER: On. motion by Mr.
.Byrd, second by Mr. Redd, and unanimous
vote, the Boird approved the following per-
sonnel matters for the 1994-95 school year:
,Approved Betty Ingram as a substitute
teacher in the Gulf County School District.
Approved Micah Peak for the position of
Homebound Teacher for Wewahlltchka High
School.
Approved Tressle Hatcher for the position
of Homebound Teacher for Port St. Joe
Middle School.-'
Approved the following out-of-field teach-
ers; Wewahitchka Elementary School -
Pamela Lister and Kimberly Ludlam; Port
St. Joe Elementary School- Roy C. Garrett
- Port St. Joe High School Rachel Crews;
Port St. Joe Middle School Carolyn Rish;
Highland View Elementary School Barba-
ra Eells and Winston Wells; Wewahlrchka
Jr.-Sr. High School Dawn Alcorn, Jay Bid-
well. Lisa Jordan, Kevin Pitts, Martin Russ
and Stephanie Wade.
Approved Sara Joe Wooten for the position
of Tech Prep Coordinator and also, to re-
ceive a supplement factor of .04.
Approved Wendy Buell' as a substitute
teacher in the Gulf County School System.
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by Mr.
Byrd, second by Mrs. Pridgeon. and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved an-applica-
tion for Program Improvement Funds under
Chapter 1 in the amount of S 14.172.95.
STUDENT MATTERS:. On motion by Mr.
Redd, second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved the follow-
ing student matters:
Approved a request for Brooke Moore to
transfer frdm Port St. Joe Elementary
School to Highland View Elementary School
for the 199-4-95 school year.
Approved a request for Marndy Slate to be
allowed to attend the Gulf Count' Adult
School for the 1994-95 school year
On motion by Mr. Redd, second 8y Mr.
Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board ta-
bled a request for the Gulf County Chal-
lenge Program students to take a field trip.
to Merida, Mexico until the matter, of insiu-
rance coverage could be resolved.
TRANSPORTATION MATTERS: On motion
'by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
following .new bus stops for the Cape
Route, Bus #62: #6220 Cape San BIas;
#6245 Indian Pass.
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: On motion
by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by Mr. Byrd, and


unanimous vote, the Board approved a
plan to provide Hepatitis B vaccinations for
Gulf County School District employees in
high risk work assignments through the
Gulf County Public Health Unit.
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs.
Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the Board
tabled a request for additional funding for
the Port St. Joe High School yearbook until
further clarification can be received.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs.
Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved a request from St. Joe Natural
Gas Company to obtain a perpetual ease-
ment on the northeast comer of the Wewa-
hitchka'Elementary School property for the
purpose of constructing, owning, and oper-
ating an above ground gas pressure regula-
tor station which will be used to provide
natural gas to the general public located on
the east side of State Road 71 in Wewa-
hitchka, pending negotiation between the
Superintendent and the St. Joe Natural
Gas Company regarding hookups for the
schools.-
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs.
Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved a facility use request for Highland
View Baptist Church,. Grace Baptist
Church, Long Avenue Baptist Church and
First Baptist Church to use Port St. Joe
Elementary School for the purpose of Vaca-
tion Bible School during the week of May
29 June 3, 1995; and also, to use the Port
St. Joe High School gymnasium for the eve-
ning of June 4, 1995, for commencement
exercises.
The Board reviewed correspondence re-
ceived from the Small School District Coun-
cil Consortium inviting Board members to
attend a dinner meeting Thursday, Janu-,
ary 19, 1995, in Tallahassee, FL. No action
necessary.
The, Board reviewed School Resource Offi-
cer Monthly. Activity Reports for Port St.
Joe High/Middle School and Wewahltchka
High School for the month of December,
1994. No action necessary.
The Board held a general discussion re-
garding the matter of lighting of the Wewa-
hltchka High School baseball field. Initial
bids were received but nor recommended
because of excessive coSt. The Board
agreed to evplore other avenues. No action
Necessary.
The Board agreed to name the access road
in front of the Port. St. Joe Middle School,
Middle School Road, and the circle drive in
front of the Port St. Joe High School, Shark
Drive, in order to assist with Emergency

On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs...
Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved to amend the agreement with
North Florida Head Start in1 order to reflect
meal service for Head Start students..
BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS: The Board
discussed an accident that occurred on No-
vember 10, 1994, In Wewahitchka involving
a Gulf County School bus and a private ve-
hicle. A motion was made by Mr. Redd, sec-
ond by Mr. Byrd, to pay Ms. Tammy Finch
$409.77 for general release. The motion
was carried with Redd, Byrd, and Pridgeon
voting YEA, and Pierce voting NAY.-
VOTE ON POLICY CHANGE: On motion by
Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and .
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
following policy change for Chapter 6Gx23:
7.200 Minority Business Development
Plan; 7.534 Bus Drivers.
ADJOURNMENT:. There being no further
business, the meeting adjourned at 7:00
p.m.


The Gulf County School Board met in spe-
cial session on January 30. 1995. at 9:00
a.m., in the Gulf County) School Board Ad-
mmnisratdve Offices In Port St. Joe. The fol-
lowing members were present: Oscar Redd,
David Byrd, James Hanlon, Charlotte
Pierce, and Mary Pridgeon. '
Chairman Pierce presided and the meeting
-was opened with prayer led by Oscar Redd,
followed by the Pledge of AIegiance led by
James Hanlon.

CONSTRUCTION MATTERS: The Board
reviewed with Charles A. Gaskin, Architect,
bid quotes received on the Port St. Joe Mid-
dle School Technology Lab Renovation and
Addition project. On motion by Mr. Byrd,
second by Mr. Hanlon, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved to accept the rec-
ommendation of the Superintendent and
award the low/best bid to Gray Contract-
ing, Inc. of Tallahassee, FL, with a base bid
of $238,665.00.
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: The Board
discussed the hgbhting of the baseball field
at Wewahltchka High School. On motion by
Mr.. Redd, second by Mr. Hanlon, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved to


K' AWWAzW


FAIR HOUSING NOTICE
The following local governments are dedicat-
ed to fair housing principles: City of Port St. Joe,
City of Wewahltchka and Gulf County.
Fair housing is an area in which everyone
has a right to obtain housing without discrimina-
'tion. The jurisdictions above have officially adopt-
ed a Fair Housing Ordinance which prohibits dis-
crimination In housing because of race, color,
national origin, religion, age, sex. handicap and fa-
milial status. This ordinance covers most housing
related activities such as real estate sale. adser-.,
uising. bank transacUors. mortgages. rentals and
any similar activity which may deal with persors
seeking housing.
These local governments have de eloped an
education prograni to inform residents and other
appropriate persons regarding affordable and fair
housing opportunities.
A short training session will be held Jointly
for all three Jurisdictions. The session will be held
at 5:30 p.m., E.S.T. In Commission Chambers at
the Gulf County Courthouse on Tuesday, February
21. The session follows the public hearing for the
Gulf CDBG grant application which begins at 5
p.m.. eastern time. Tuesday. February 21. 1995
The above cited local governments are lfir
housing, equal opportunity anid handicap respond.
ste junsdictions.
Ite, February 16, 1995

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
I BID NO. 9495-23
The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sloners of Gulf County, Florida, will receive sealed
bids from any person, company or corporation in-
terested in providing to Gulf County the following.'
ROAD STRIPING SERVICES
FOR GULF COUNTY ROADS
Specifications can be obtained at the Gulf
County Road Department, 212 E. 7th St., Wewa-
hitchka, FL 32465, (904) 639-2238 / Fax (904)
639-2033.
Delivery date must be specified.
Please Irndicate on envelope that this is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, the bidder's
name and what the bid Is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m., E.S.T..
Tuesday. February 28, 1995, at the Gulf County
Clerk's Office, 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe. FL
32456.. The Board reserves the right to reject any
and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Michael L. Hammond, Chairman
Attest: /s/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk of Courts
2tcFeb. 16 and 23, 1995.


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
The Wewahitclika City Commission will re-
ceive sealed bids from any qualified person, com-
pany or corporation Interested it constructing the
following project:
WEWAHITCHKA WATER SYSTEM
EXPANSION LISTERR CIRCLE)
AND
HIGHWAY 71 JACK & BORE WATER CROSSING
Plans and specifications can be obtained at
Preble-Rish. Inc., 326 Reid Avenue, Port St, Joe,


Florida 32456, (i904 227-7.200. Costs for plans
and specificatlon- mill be S25.00 per set and Is
non-refundable. Checks should be made payable
to Preble-Rish, Inc. .
Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m. Central
Time, on 'Monday, February 20, 1995, at the We-
wahitchka City Hall, Second Street, Wewahltchka,
Florida 32465 and will be opened and read aloud
on Monday, February 20, 1995, at 6:30 p.m.
Central Time. All bids should be sealed alnd
marked Wowahitchka Water System 'Expansion
(Lister Circle] and Highway 71 Jack and Bore
Water Crossilng.
The Owner has the right to waive any Infor-
malities or to reject any or all bids. Each bidder
must deposit his/her security in the amount, form
and subject to the conditions provided in the Infor-
mation For Bidders, Section 00020r. Sureties used
'for obtaining bonds must appear as acceptable ac-
cording to the Department of Treasury Circular
570.
2tc, Feb. 9 and 16. 1995

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that W. H. Carr,
the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has fied
said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon.
The certificate- number and year of Issuance, the
description of the property, and the names In
which It was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 35' Year of Issuance 5/31/91
Description of Property:
LEGAL DESCRIPTION:
The Southerly Half of Lot 7, Block 2, the dividing
.ine of said Lot 7 running due East and West be-
tween a point 20 feet North of the Southeast Cor-
ner and 20 feet South of the Northwest Corner
thereof, and all of Lot 9, Block 2, of St Joseph
Shores Subdivision according to the official map
on file In the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court.
Gulf County, Florida In Plat Book 1 at Page 36.
AND
Lot 10, Block 2, St. Joseph's Shores, according to
the official map thereof on file in the Office of'the
Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida. ALSO
that certain tract of land that lies due East of Lot
10. Block 2 and Lots 2 and 4. Block 3 and between
the East boundary of said Lots and the East boun-
dary line of Lot 8 original in Section 16, Township
7 South, Range 11 West, LESS that part of the
plat of St Joseph's Shores reserved for St. Jo-
seph's Avenue.
Name in which assessed:
Eulogia M. Vizcarra, M.D., P.A.
All of said property being in the County of Gulf,
State.of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed ac-
cording to law, the property described in such cer-
tificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the
front door of the Gulf County Courthouse at 11:00
o'clock, a-rr. on Wednesday, the 22nd day of
March, 1995.
Dated this 8th day of February, 1995.
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: /S/ Rebecca L. Norris, Deputy Clerk
4tc, February 16, 23. and March 2 and 9, 1995.


light the Wewahitchka High School Base-
ball Field for a figure under $23,000.
The Board reviewed a letter received from
Mr. Hanlon announcing his Intention to re-
sign from his position as a member of the
'Gulf .County Sct:hool Board due to health
reasons, effective January 31, 1995. On
motion by Mr: Redd, second by Mr. Byrd,
and unanimous vote, the Board acknowl-
edged his letter of resignation.
Mr. Redd expressed his appreciation to Mr.
Hanlon for being able to serve with him for
the last ten years and for the work he has
done for the Gulf County School System.
Chairman Pierce read a letter addressed to
Mr. Hanlon from Governor Lawton Chiles
stating that he had accepted Mr. Hanion's
resignation as a member of the School
Board of Gulf Countr. Distnet 3, effective
January 31, 1995. The Governor also ex-
pressed his service and the sacrifices he
has made in behalf of the people of Gulf
County. A copy of the letter is on file in the
School Board office.
A plaque was presented to Mr. Hanlon by
Chairman Pierce expressing the Board's ap-
preciation for his contributions and
achievements as a member of the. Gulf
County School Board for the past ten
years.
On. motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs.
Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the meeting .
was adjourned at 9:35 a.m.


New Strain of Rabies Found



In the Wild-Vaccinat e Pets


Health and -wildlife
authorities are staying alert for
more cases of a new 'strain of
rabies detected in Florida for the
first time last year. Meanwhile,
the Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission is urging pet owners
(especially hunting dog owners) to
make sure their animals are
vaccinated against rabies.
Canine rabies, which turned
up last November in chase dogs
from Alachua. County, is
potentially: more dangerous to
humans than are other strains of
the disease already present in
Florida. No new canine rabies
cases have been reported since
December 1.
'"A unique feature of this
strain is that it is highly adapted
to transmission among dogs,
foxes and coyotes," said
Commission wildlife veterinarian
Dr. Mike Dunbar. "Because dogs


Tibetan Lamas to Perform


Nine Tibetan lamas from the
Dr epung Loseling Monastery will
perform at Gulf Coast Communi-
ty College as part of their world
tour of. "Sacred' Music, Sacred
Dance" to promote world healing.
The performance will .be held on
Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ame--
lia Center Theatre at the college.
Tickets are $10 and are avail-
able at the GCCC Bookstore. Fa-
culty and students from the col-
lege are entitled to one free ticket.
The monks will also present a
workshop on "The Ancient Art of
Healing" on Thursday, Feb. 23, at
7:00 p.m. at Christ Unity Church
at 513 Satsuma Ave. The suggest-
ed donation for this workshop is
$10.
Drawing from their tradition-
al', temple music and masked
dances, the Tibetan monks will
perform an arrangement of pieces
believed to generate energies con-
ducive to world harmony.
The monks are particularly
renowned for their multi-phonic
singing,'where they simutaneous-
ly sing three notes of a chord. The
performance also utilizes tradi-:
tional instruments such as a 10-
foot long dunchen trumpet,


drums, bells, cymbals and gyal-
ing horns. Rich brocade costumes
and masked dances add to the
Exotic spledor of the evening.
The Drepung Loseling monks
have a very distinguished mod-
ern-day musical history. In past
tours they have performed with
Paul Simon, Edie Brickell, Natalie
Merchant, Kitaro and the Grate-
ful Dead's Mickeyv Hart. They
have also been a part of Peter Ga-
briel's W.O.M.A.D. tour.
The Tibetan culture is one of
the most ancient on earth, and it'
is also one of the most endan-
gered. The Chinese communist
Invasion of Tibet in the 1950s de-
stroyed much of the Tibetan heri-
tage, peoples and monasteries,
Including Drepung Loseling.
Most of the Drepung Loseling
monks were either killed or put in
concentration camps, but several
of its members escaped over the
Himalayas to India, where they
reestablished a replica of their in-
stitution in the refugee camps.
The exiled monastery's popu-.
lation has grown to approximate-
ly 2,200 and the monks work to
preserve Drepung Loseling's en-
dangered ancient heritage' and
spiritual traditions.


are so closely associated with
human populations, the potential
for spreading the disease to
people is greater."
Rabies vaccinations will pro-
tect dogs from the new rabies
strain and are the most impor-
tant tool for combating the dis-
ease. Vaccinating a dog after it
has contracted the disease will
not provide any protection.
"One complication in stop-
ping the progress of the disease is
the presence of free-running
dogs, especially in rural areas,"
said Tom Logan, head of wildlife
research for the Commission.
"Such dogs could contract the
disease from wildlife and then
transmit it to humans or other
animals."
Dunbar said that if pets are
not vaccinated against rabies,
that leaves no buffer to protect
people from the disease.
Vic Heller, assistant director
of the Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission's Division of
Wildlife, said feral dogs (those liv-
ing exclusively in the wild) repre-
sent another hazard.
"People should never release
unwanted animals into the wild,"
Heller said. 'The animals' chanc-
es of survival are poor and they
would be highly vulnerable to dis-
eases, including rabies." :
Heller also said anyone ob-
serving feral dogs should notify
county nuisance control officials
right away.
Canine rabies moves quickly
within animal populations and is
fatal more quickly. In'test cases,
exposed dogs developed canine
rabies symptoms within a couple
pf weeks and died within 60 days.
The known cases in Florida have
resulted in death within 30 days.
In contrast, exposure to other
strains of rabies sometimes takes
months to produce symptoms.
Once symptoms develop, all
strains of rabies are nearly al-'
ways fatal in humans and most
other warm-blooded animals.
At the Columbia County tract
where infected dogs had run in a
coyote chase, the Commission
has trapped 35 animals-
including 28 coyotes, two bob-
cats, two foxes, two raccoons and
one house cat-to be tested for


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rabies. Half the results are in, ac-
cording to wildlife biologist, Jim
Brady. All have been. negative so
far.
However, six dogs which had
been involved in the coyote chase
have contracted canine, rabies.
Two of the dogs' penmates also
are presumed to have died from
the disease. Officials have yet to
determine whether the dogs had
rabies before the chase.
"Some of these dogs have tak-
en part in field trials in Taylor
and Jackson counties,". Dunbar
said. 'That leaves us with the
possibility that other dogs in oth-
er parts of Florida and possibly
other states have come in contact
with the disease."
Dr. Charles Mahan. state
health officer for the Department
of Health and Rehabilitative Ser-
vices, said it's extremely impor-
tant for Florida residents to guard
against the new strain of rabies
by:
S* vaccinating their pets
against the disease,
reporting all animal bites to
the county health department im-
mediately,
and halting illegal importa-
tion of coyotes and even lawful
importation of other potential car-
riers such as foxes.
Officials are investigating
possible sources of the canine ra-
bies in Florida. Numerous cases
of the disease have turned up in
parts of Texas since 1988. Two of
the Texas cases Involved human
fatalities--mcst recently a 14-
year old boy.
One confirmed case occurred
In Alabama in 1993.
Tom Belcuore, director of the
Alachua County Health Unit, said,,
that, of the cases so far, only one
of the dogs had demonstrated the
aggressive behavior associated
with rabies. He said the other
dogs exhibited loss of appetite,
droopiness and died by the next
day. He said dog owners should
be alert for these syriptoms or
any other unusual behavior.
If any additional cases of ca-
nine rabies occur in Florida, offi-
cials hope to track down the
source and take appropriate
measures before it can become
established in wildlife.


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