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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 23, 1995
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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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 28


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STAR


INDUSTRY -DEEP WATER PORT FINE PEOPLE SAFEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23,;1995


ity to Look at Drainage

Downtown System Would Alleviate Spot Store Floodings
The Port St. Joe City Commission decided to coordinate riod of time, flooding occurs in some of the business houses,
r downtown storm water drainage plans and the City's appli- along Reid Avenue. The problem with the Reid Avenue' storm
on for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). to drainage is that many businesses have been built over the past
points in the City's bid for the grant as it enters the final several years, removing several water holding spots from the
es of the selection process. area, causing an over-taxing of the underground system, which
The CDBG grant of up to $600.000, if received,' is intended is too small to handle a flooded situation. A bottle-neck also ex-
e the catalyst for the City's Downtown Redevelopment pro- ists in. the system which was installed by the DOT on Monument
Wayne Taylor, advisory task force chairman, told the Board Avenue, back in 1949. All downtown storm drafiage empties
if the City tied the storm water drainage replacement pro- into and is transported on its way toward the Bay, through the
in with the grant, it would add 125 points to the City's appll- Monument Avenue facilities.
n. These points, Taylor continued, are what the Florida De- The City's aging and leaking storm water system has been a
ment of Community Affairs uses to weigh the needs and problem for several years in the downtown area. Most of the sys-
its of the applicants when awarding the CDBG grants. tem is "original equipment" installed when the roads in the City
The storm water drainage replacement project will include were originally paved.
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The above sign on Fifth Street warns motorists of construc-
tion work on Highway 71 for 6.3 miles north east of Port St. Joe.


Signs Go Up Telling


of Road Work on 71
Floridda' Departieit -of- "fi~W6 t wk. s-tal-itss"
Transportation crews began of Garrison Avenue in Port St.
putting up road construction Joe and end at the southern
signs signifying the final por- foot of the White City bridge
tion of Highway 71 connecting over the Intracoastal Water-
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka way.


is aDout to De. resurface. The
last segment, 6.3 miles in
length, has been dubbed "pot-
hole boulevard" for some time
as it has deteriorated over the
years.
C. W. Roberts Construc-
tion of' Hosford was the low
bidder for the state contract.
According to George Roberts
his firm will be moving equip-:
ment into the area and begin-.
ning site preparation for the
proposed paving project over
the next couple of weeks.
* The 6.3 miles of resurfac-


Roberts stated the bid
calls for an additional four
feet of roadway to be added
onto both shoulders of the eX- .
listing road bed making the
resurfaced road'32 feet wide
when completed.
The deteriorating roadway
has been in poor shape for the
past several years requiring a
constant vigil by Department
of Transportation crews to
keep the pot holes filled in,
and is especially bad. during
the rainy season.


almost one-nalu mile o1 coiicrete piping through Lie Uu\wIItow
area. New 29" drainage pipe would be installed on parts of Sec-
ond, Third and Fourth Streets and 30" concrete pipe would con-
nect to those streets running almost the full length of Reid Ave-
nue. The runoff from those pipes would junction at Third and
Reid and be carried across Highway 98 with 42" and 48" con-
crete pipe, before emptying in St. Joseph's Bay.
FLOODING BUSINESS HOUSES
Drainage in downtown Port St. Joe has been a problem for
the Commission for several years, since it was largely built in a
hodge-podge fashion; some of it back when Reid Avenue was
first paved. The complete system is at least 45 years old and
older for the most part.
When the city experiences a heavy rainfall, over a short pe-


Road


To Be


Closed

I Gulf County Sheriff
.. ank .McKeithen!s,~~g
announced yesterday
noon that Road C-30-E
would be closed to vehic- i
ular traffic Wednesday of
next week.
McKeithen said he
had been notified by the
U.S. Air Force the road,
which is located on St.
Joseph's Peninsula would
be blocked off to traffic
for a two-hour period, be-
tween 11:00 a.m. and
1:00 p.m., from The
Boardwalk to the "Stump-
hole" for the firing of a
"Patriot" missile from the
missile launch pad located
on the Cape at the Space-
port Florida facilities.
No traffic will be al-
lowed on the road during
the launch period.


The estimated cost to replace the drainage system would be
in the vicinity of $175,000.
Grant writer, Julian Webb, notified the Board that the first
public hearing for the grant had been held and that the applica-
tion process was coming along as scheduled.
Webb also asked the Board to approve a meeting procedu-
ral change for the Advisory Task Force, requesting he and the
committee be allowed to make minor decisions by phone call.
rather than having to call a special meeting every time a ques-
tion needed to be addressed. The Board agreed to allow the poli-
cy change.
Webb reported the application for the grant would be filed
by March 10 to compete for the next awarding of grants sched-
uled for sometime this spring.


Deputy Sheriff Bobby Plair checks the speed part of the new "Speeders Beware" program in
of passing motorists with a radar gun Tuesday as Gulf County's rural areas.


Sheriff Utizing Radar Gun


To CurtailExcessive Speed

Creating Traffic Problem In Crowded Rural Areas


A Heap of Cookies
Girl Scout leader Penny Ford supervises
truck drivers in unloading a truck load of Girl
Scout cookies in Port St. Joe last week. The
cookies consisting of a wide selection of flavors
will be sold in the Port St. Joe area during the


next few weeks. Funds from the annual cookie
sale go to the Girl Scout -funds to perpetuate
camping facilities in Camp Eleanor near Panama
City and a Camp for All Seasons near Tallahassee.
A percentage of the sales is kept in this area to
fund various activities the local troops engage in
throughout the year. The activities range from
camping to handicrafts.


Speeding in rural areas has
been an on-going problem and
danger for residents living in
those sections of the county said
newly' appointed Gulf County
Sheriff Frank McKeithen. So,
"speeders beware" is the message
McKelthen wants to get across to
the drivers on Gulf County's
roads.
McKeithen told The Star that
complaints of vehicles travelling
at an excessive rate of speed in
outlying communities ,of Gulf
County have gotten his attention
and he intends to do whatever it
-takes to give the residents assis-
tance in solving the problem.
According to McKeithen, dep-.
uties will be monitoring vehicular
speed in those communities us-
ing radar speed detecting devices
for the next several weeks. He
said -special emphasis would be
placed .on White City, Stone Mill
Creek and Highland View.
The -radar units being used
by the county can accurately de-
tect the speed of vehicles in front
or behind the deputy's car and it
doesn't matter whether the unit
is moving or stationary when in
use.
Our intent is to slow people
'down in the rural areas,"
McKeithen said. Warning cita-
tions will be issued to most vehi-
cles that are clocked violating the


speed limit, but in the case of an
extreme speed violation or multi-
ple warnings, speeding tickets
will be Issued by the deputies.
MtKeithen said he was seek-


ing the aid of the people of Gulf
County to solve the problem, "If
the people will work with us, we'll
certainly work with them and
there should be no problem."


Regional Tournament

Set for Vernon Gym
The Class 3A Region One was notified Wednesday
basketball championships will morning that he had been se-
be held Thursday and Friday in elected as the 1994-9,5 Class
Vernoa. Four sub-region chain- 3A Coach of the Year by Flori-
Soiiii i.t: tJoe,...Baker,. Ver- da Sports News.
non..and. Florida High will be
.. competing for the Region One
championship and a trip to Tal-
lahassee to compete for the 94- I
95 state Class 3A title.
Two games will be played
Thursday night with Port St. Joe '
and Baker meeting at 7:30 EST
for the first game and Vernon
and Florida High at 9:00 EST for
game two.
The winners will meet at
8:30 EST Friday night to deter-
mine who will earn a berth to
the final four state tournament
to be held In Tallahassee March
Port St. Joe head basket-
ball coach Vernon Eppinette *


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THE STAR

PAGE TWO THURSDAYL.FEBRUARY 23, 1995


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True Sports

PORT ST. JOE SPORTS fans enjoy some of the best high
school sports in this part of Florida. Played by our own young
athletes, they are more than interesting to even those fans who
enjoy the good execution of the games as well as to the parents
who have their children involved in the games. There isn't a
mainline sport played by our school teams as a part of their ath-
letic program which doesn't offer good and interesting competi-
tion.
For the past several years, all our athletic teams have been
right in the middle of things when comes time to decided the
state champions in the various games. Several times we have
had the state champions right here in our midst. Last year it
was basketball. This year has a better than good chance to see
the basketball team repeat to this stellar position. A couple of
years ago, it was football. One year, right recent, both teams
came within a single game of being the state champion. We have
seen our track squad prove themselves as state champions. The
baseball team hasn't quite made it, but they have regularly been
right in the thick of the play-off games.
THIS ISN'T TO TELL you that our school is peopled by a
bunch of dumb jocks. Last year, the student-athletes won an
award for having the best grade average of any similar group in
the state. The have also won awards for being the best clean
sports in the state. This too, was just last year.
So what do we do for an encore to prove that our kids try
harder, excel at what they do, and make excellent grades while
the are doing ? ,
We like to see those state championships come to Port St.
Joe as well as the next person. There's just a certain satisfaction
to knowing that the state champion, in anything, comes from.
your hometown. We won't turn down any championship trophy
pur young athletes bring home to display for bragging rights.
BUT WHEN YOU bring home those academic leadership
awards in conjunction with the athletic prowess awards, it's,
enough to make any person in the community burst his vest
buttons with pride. You can just be adept at handling some kind
,of ball, or running and jumping faster, farther, or higher than
the next person to win the athletic award, as commendable as
this is. When you win the studious, sportsmanship and academ-
ic award along with your athletic prowess, it means you are on
the way to learning the secret of how to be good, productive, re-
sponsible citizens who will do a good job at whatever they under-
take. There needs to be far more of this type champion than ath-
letic champions. They last longer, too..



True, Blue Newt
WE WOULD BE REMISS in our editorial duty if we failed to'
mention Newt Gingrich, the gentleman from Georgia who is
speaker of the House of Representatives in Washington. Every
other publication in the nation has devoted space to Newt, so we,
don't see why The Star should be any different.
Newt has had his ugly puss on the cover of Newsweek and
Time to mention just a few and has been discussed, dissected,
maligned, praised, adulated, adored and hated; not necessarily
all by the same magazine, newspaper, TV commentator or radio
falk show host, but he has been the target of one or the other at-
tributes for the past few months.
WHAT'S THE TRUE Newt? Is he an adequate congressman
for the state of Georgia or does he fall short of the goal? Is he a
cad for leaving his wife, ill with cancer, or was he justified? Did
he leave her destitute or was he meeting her expenses while she'
was ill? In other words, is he a horse's behind or a decent man
encumbered with a host of political enemies who can find noth-
ing good about him to report?
You have to remember, Newt is a Republican in a state large-
ly populated by die-hard Democrats who would vote for the
Democratic Donkey if that was what the party placed on the bal-
lot. Newt is not only an oddity, it's a miracle that he-as a Re-
publican-got elected in Georgia. That's one thing which causes
us to look at the detrimental articles about the man, with a
don't-take-it-at-face-value attitude.
EVIDENTLY, THERE ARE OTHERS out there in the same
boat. Iran, for instance. The Iranian government has called Newt
"stupid", which is in Newt's favor as far as our making up our
mind about his character and ability. The same Iranian govern-
ment says 'Newt shows a "lack of mental equilibrium".
The Iranila government sounds forevermore like some of
Newt's American detractors. But, hey! A man disliked by the Ira-
nian government can't be all that bad, in our estimation.


The last week of February
has always been one of my favor-
ite times, of the year. The pitchers
and catchers have been throwing
for several days, the position
players are beginning to check in
-and my team hasn't lost a game
yet. Spring training It's the time
of year when eternal hope leaps
to the forefront. You, can't ima-
gine the times I've limbered up
with them. As an eight year old I
shoveled the remains of a late
snow out of the driveway so I


bunker Down with Kes


Sby Kesley Colber


Strikes I Have Known


wouldn't slip as I bounced a rub-
ber ball off the house. Little
league, high school, college . .
Listen, I was ready when they
were And to this day I have trou-
ble understanding why the games
don't count.....
1995 is an altogether differ-
ent story.
I look toward St. Petersburg,
Vero Beach or Dunedin and I'm
not thinking about Cardinals,
Dodgers or Blue Jays. No way!l
My mind brings up a very clear
picture of John Ingram, Randall
Pinson, Ricky Hale, Bobby (Yogi)
Brewer and Ronnie Russell. Yes,
most especially, Ronnie Russelll
We were getting dressed. after
a P. E. class. We had plenty of
time. Coach Givens had let us' go
early.. .


"What's for lunch today?"
"1 dunno, Mr. Featherstone
cut the grass yesterday-I reckon
it's time for that green mystery
vegetable."
Some of the guys laughed,
some nodded agreement with
Ronnie's assessment of the "green
stuff. "You know what we ought
to do," Ronnie is the guy who
tried to flush his German shep-
herd down the toilet, "we ought to.
go on strike."
"On strike against what?"
'The lunch room' food, you id-
iot!"
Maybe' we had too much
time.
Randall took 'up the banner,
,Ronnle's got a point, I'm tired of
eating the same old stuff day af-
ter day-'


'We could make us some'
signs and march around out in
front of the cafeteria." Yogi could
'a cared less about eating or not
eating-he just loved to get out of
normal, "Maybe the office will
form one'of those student com-
mittees to discuss our differences
and we'll miss some classes."
"What are our differences?"
Everyone pondered on that
for a while.
"How about bad food and it
costs too much?" Ricky was try-
ing to answer his own question.
"Maybe we could get a longer
lunch."
"It doesn't matter;". Ronnie
was ready to roll, 'lets just strike,
we'll sort it all out after we don't
eat!"
Now folks, I hadn't said. a
word. I really wasn't all that inter-
ested. It was just locker room
talk. Besides, twenty cents wasn't
too -much to pay for a meal and
I'd never admit it for fear of being
uncool, but the "green stuff'
wasn't all that bad. It was a heck
of a lot better than my mother's
cauliflower.
"Let's do it tomorrow!" Ronnie
fairly shouted.
"Tomorrow is Saturday,"
someone pointed out.
"0. K., Monday!"
"What about the girls? We'll
have to have them."*
More silence.
-'We could casually mention,"
Yogi was the best thinker in the
bunch, "that Ruth Ann had put
on a little weight--"
"That's absurd,, she's the
skinniest girl in school ...... "
Randall let it trail, off as he got
the poinLt. ,
"Big Betsy and LaRenda will
have to bring a sack lunch-they
can't make it all day." :
"John. you haven't said any-
thing, what do you think?"
"It's 0. K. with me."
"Kes, how about you?"
"Well, if you have It on. Mon-
day, some folks might forget-if
you do it Tuesday, you can re-
mind everyone the day before."
- "Tuesday it is!"
Why difdi't I just tie my shoes
and keep my mouth shut!
You know .hgwy,you make big
plans and nothing happens? That
wasn't the case on the following
Tuesday.
Nobody ate.
Nobody!
And they only had one sign,
Randall, who was the biggest guy
in the senior class, stood'in front
of the cafeteria door with a hand
printed cut-out that read "Don't
eat today." Ronnie was standing
behind him with a baseball bat.
Yogi smuggled in some pea-
nuts for Betsy and LaRenda.
Thirty minutes after ,lunch
the :principal has John Ingram
and me and nobody else down in
this office.
S-He spent fifteen minutes on
the food that was pre ed and
wasted. '"You boys are seniors,
leaders. I know Ronnie had the
bat, but he's a follower. How'd
ya'll talk him into holding a base-
ball bat?"
I hadn't said anything and
S (See KESLEY on Page 3)


Squirrel Tails and Farmer's Alwnac More ReliableForetellers of Weather


THE GROUNDHOG SAW saw
his shadow up in Punxsutawney,
Pennsylvania last week and, ac-
cording to legend, we are destined
to have an early spring. The
groundhog made his appearance
February 2 and exactly six days
later, we experienced the coldest
-two days of the winter months.
It was nothing like the 'cold
week end we had about ten years
ago, when every exposed water
pipe in town froze and most of
them burst. But it was cold
enough, thank you;
Those folks up in Punxsutaw-
ney put a lot of faith in that little
brown ground rodent, but I feel
as if his predictions are just the
opposite of reality. It's always
turned out that way. It doesn't
matter whether he sees his shad-
ow or not, hardly anybody who
has lived in the Panhandle of
Florida for very long, knows our
winter is far from being over on
February 2.


I ETAOIN SHRDLU
,',',


.amsey


4


NOT ONLY DO the people of
Punxsutawney put a lot of cre-
dence in old "Phil" and his ability
to foretell the future and the kind
of weather it will bring, but they
give him respect!
If you have noticed, the men
all dress in full dress suits and
top hats with cut-away coats
when they go to visit his burrow.
At least one man carries a lan-
tern, as if to guarantee "Phil" will
see his shadow. The lantern is
probably to keep from tripping
over a root on the way to the bur-
row before daylight, but I think
it's because all of those Pennsyl-


vania Yankees are so tired of that
northern weather, with its cold,
snow and ice they are willing to
do or try anything to get rid of it.
I just thank my lucky stars I
don't live close enough to Punxa--
tawney; to attend :the shadow-
seeing ceremony without having
.to go to a.lot of trouble and trav-
elling many miles to do so.

MEANWHILE, WE HERE in'
the south have a more colorful, a
more beautiful, a more delightful
and a warmer harbinger .of
spring.


We have the Influx of the rob-2
ins to let us know the re-
awakening time of nature is near.
Which had you rather have, the',
groundhogs, or the robins, with ,
their red breasts thrusting out
their bright colors and the birds
hopping around, feeding off the
seeds and early growth coming,
forth..
It's really no contest. I had
rather look at .the flocks of robins,'
with their colorful, coats, than to
be relegated to looking at a 'dull
brown, overgrown rat!
Those folks up in Punxsutaw-
ney hadn't, however. .Those poor
souls in the long-frozen north
pick up on any old signs of life
and expose the rest of the nation
to their misery, much like they
expect us to rejoice over a sight
like that.
I don't even like little pet
white ratsl There's something
about them which makes my skin
crawl.
Every time I think of, or see,,


rats, it makes me think of the'
slow but. gentle giant in Of Mice'
anid Men Just think of the trouble
that rat/mouse caused him. "
'A while back a friend of mine
was telling me his small daughter
got. a pet iat for Christmas. Talk
about your unusual presents
She was pleased but she
doesn't go around forcing' every-
body to listen to the story about'
its famous relative and his' sup-
posed ability to foretell the sea-
son.

THE STAR DIDN'T carry a.
story about groundhog day. I
don't believe in such fairy tales. I
look at the squirrel's tails to tell
how severe the winter is going to
be. I've been known to ride up to
Dalkelth to see if Billy Joe's cows
are lying down or standing up to
see what the prediction is for
rain.
What? You didn't know that
cows lie down in their pasture
during the day when the forecast


is for rain? It's' true! And the frogs
croaking after a rain has let tup
are a sign that it's getting ready
to clear up. Or itiisn't going to
rain for very long when it rains
big drops.
There's all kinds of sure,
proven, signs one can bank on.
We don't have to rely on legends
such as the groundhog.
Next February 2, we will all
look back on this year and laugh
over our gullibility and shake our
heads knowingly over the folks in
Punxsutawney and their belief in
an old wives' tale about the
weather. I think it was.Pennsylva-
nia which was the state that first
believed one could find water un-
derground with a willow stick
wand waved about over the
ground.
Frankly, after 'thinking the
matter over, I believe the ground-
hog legend is just a painless way
the folks up there have of teach-
ing their kids to spell "Punxsu-
tawney."


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St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
Feb. 24 4:14 a.m. L -0.5 6:25 p.m. H 1.3
: il'l Feb. 25 5:07 a.m. L -0.5 6:28 p.m. H 1.3
Feb. 26 5:56 a.m. L -0.4 8:31 p.m. H 1.2
.r Feb. 27 6:38 a.m. L -0.3 9:32 p.m. H .1.0
Feb. 28 7:08 a.m. L -0.1 10:33 p.m. H 0.9
March 1 7:19 a.m. L 0.1 11:38 p.m. H 0.7
March 2 6:59 a.m. L 0.2 12:15 p.m. H 0.4
:- 5:17 p.m. L 0.3


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Life's Little Instruction Article
Believe in love at first sight.. .. and get yourself in a "heap
of trouble.
Accept a breath mint if someone offers you one ..... they're
trying to tell you something.
Open the car door for your wife and always help her with her
coat. It won't help you one bit when she gets ready to dump you,
but at least you will get dumped with a clear conscience.
Never drive while holding a cup of hot coffee between your
legs. Only an idiot would do something like that.
Never take the last piece of fried chicken from the plate. Save
it for the preacher. '
Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something,
loves something, and has lost something. Avoid them at all cost!
Take along two big safety pins when you travel so that you
can pin the drapes shut in your motel room. This is very important
if you are having an affair.
,* When you lose, don't lose the lesson. Get back at the sucker
some way!
Every how and then, invite the person in line behind you to go
ahead of you. If you don't, he will probably butt ahead of you any-
way. '
Cany a small pocket knife. If you carry a big one, people
might mistake you for 0. J. Simpson.
Don't go looking for trouble. It will find you quick enough.
Learn to say 'I love you" in French, Italian, and Swedish. Your
friends will .think you are'talking dirty, but they will be impressed.
Do the right thing, regardless of what others think. You will
make a fool of yourself most of the time, but at least you will be
happy.
When shaking a beautiful woman's hand, squeeze it real hard
and the next time she meets you she will give you a hug.
Check for toilet paper before sitting down or you might have
to use some folding money.
.* Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer, espe-
clally if you're dealing with a woman who is upset.
Be engaged at least six months before you get married. Better,
yet, make that sixyears. If it doesn't work after, that, forget it!
Remove your sunglasses when you talk to someone, unless, of
course, you have a terrible hangover and your eyes are bloodshot.
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Si 11 ,.In -r.! 41,79
* Keslhy
(From Page 2)
neither had John.
"Who wrote the sign?"
More silence.
"Boys," he leaned in real
close, "Somebody has got to pay."
When I get my hands on Ron-
nie Russell. somebody is going to
pay! I, of course, said nothing.
"What did you guys hope to
-accomplish?" Mr. Johnson
changed gears.
More silence. But this time I
didn't answer 'cause I didn't
know the answer.
were you trying to be funny,
make' me! mad, embarrass your
parents," he paused here for ef-
fect. "or did you just want to
spend the-last two months of
your senior year in' detention"
hall!".
Mr. Johnson was the first
strike breaker I ever met.
SFolks ask me about the base-
ball situation every day. Listen, I
*don't have a clue. I'm still trying-
to figure out what happened in
the strike: I somehow got caught
up: in on that fateful Tuesday
back in 1965 .....
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In 1993-94, Gulf County
ranked highest among the 67
Florida school districts' in its
graduation rate. Among the grad-,
uating students were those
served in'special programs for ex-
ceptional students. At a time
when the education community is
looking at outcomes, school pro-:
grams in Gulf County appear to
have a very positive effect on Ex-
ceptional Student Education
graduates (ESE).
According to recent Florida
Education and Training Place-
ment Information Program (FET-
PIP) data. which tracks school ex-
iters by social security number:
In 1991-92, there were sev-
en ESE exiters, five of whom were
located in the post-secondary
outcome report. Of these live stu-
dents, four were employed and
one student was continuing his
education.
::.* In 1992-93, there were ten
exiters, :eight of whom were locat-
ed in the report. Of these, five
were employed and three were,
continuing their education. Con-
tinuing education includes com-_
munity college, state university,
area vocational-technical center
and/or adult education.
In a report entitled "District.
Screening Profile," published 'by
the Florida Department of Educa-
tion, other interesting facts about
Gulf County's exceptional student
education exiters were presented:
Of the 21 students identi-
fled as Educable Mentally Handi-
capped (EMH) ages 14 and above
during 1992-93, none, or 0%
dropped out. (38% of EMH stu-
dents statewide dropped out of
school)., '
Of the 40 students identi-

review. They are acutely aware of
the needs of their constituents.
but they also have a moral obliga-
tion to spend our money wisely.
And that's the whole point. Gov-
ernment does not spend its own
money-it spends ours.
The business community
wholeheartedly supports the Sen-
ate budget review. I suspect that
when taxpayers are told the
truth, they will as well.
Jon L. Shebel
Associated Industries of Florida,
P.O. Box 784, Tallahassee, FL
32302-0784


Dear.Editor:,- -
- Between- 1984 and-- '994, "-911'-Helpful
State spending. 'Jumped from
$13.3 billion to $35.5 billion. Dear Editor:
Even with the effects of Inflation, On Sunday' morning, Febru-
that represents a 92.2 percent in- ary 19, 1995. my husband fell in
crease. Yet, during that same pe- the shower. It was obvious help
riod, Florida's population only was needed, so I called 911.
grew 23.4 percent. "It was the first time we have
Members of the Florida Sen- had occasion to call this emergen-
ate are trying to divert the flow of cy number. Within' minutes, Offi-
money away from state coffers cer Carr from the Port St. Joe Po-
and back into the pockets of pri- lice Department arrived to make
vate citizens. Senators have an assessment of the situation.
asked, state agencies to justify He called the Gulf County ambu-
their expenditures.through a the- lance service based at the hospi-
oretical exercise: If the agency's tal. Two attendants, one young
budget was reduced by 25 per- lady and a young man, arrived '
cent, which programs would they with medical equipment to check
cut? he condition of the patient
t Many agency heads assert- '. Fortunately, what might have
-that no state program is non- -been a serious situation turned
-essential. That claim begs the out to be minor-caused by weak-
question. For instance, many peo- ness accompanied by dizziness.
ple enjoy the annual Florida Folk- We wish to go on record that
life Festival. That doesn't give it we appreciate the professionalism
priority over schools,' roads, or and thoughtfulness of those. In-
prisons. evolved in helping us in this emer-'
gency.,Thankyou. .
Over nrid over again, Senate ency. Thankyou.
lawmakers have reiterated the Bill and Marjorie Parker
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fled as SLD ages 14 and above
during 1992-93, only 3 percent in
Gulf County dropped out (41% of
SLD students statewide dropped
out of school).
Over a five year period from
1988-89 through 1992-93, the
dropout rates for students identi-
fied as EMH, SLD and.gifted were
all lower than statewide rates. For
this five year period, the EMH
dropout rate was 12% (37% state-
wide); the SLD dropout rate was
23% (44% statewide); and the
gifted dropout rate was' 0% (5%


statewide). No other exceptionali-
ty had a sufficient number of stu-
dent exiters to warrant compari-
sons to statewide data.
The annual dropout rate of
all students identified as excep-
tional fluctuated over the five
year period. For the entire five
year period, Gulf County's ESE
dropout rate was 19% (36% state-
wide).
A follow-up study of Gulf ,
County's ESE graduates (includ-
ing gifted), provided equally posl-
tivhe results. The most recent data


available (1992-93 graduates) in-
dicated that 13 of 15 graduates
(87%) could be located. Of this
87%, 47% were continuing their
education, and 40% .were work-
ing. Students' areas of employ-
ment included paper and allied
products, automotive dealers/
service stations,: food industry
and heavy construction contrac-
tors.
For further information on
this study. contact Betty Bidwell,
,Coordinator of Special Services,
at 904-639-3633.


PoSt Office to Issue Stamp


Honoring Florida's 175th


Florida's Sesquicentennial
celebration will capture national
attention March 3 when a com-
memorative stamp honoring the
27th state will be publicly un-
veiled by the U.S. Postal Service
in ceremonies at the Old Capitol
in Tallahassee.
The event, starting at 11 a.m.
a and featuring comments by some
of Florida's leading dignitaries,
will mark the 150th anniversary
of Florida's entry into the Union.
It was on March 3, '1845, that
President John Tyler signed into
law Florida's transition from fed-
eral territory to full-pledged state-
hood.
The stamp. depicting an alli-
gator arising from a Florida wa-
terway, was designed by Laura
Smith of the Postal Service's staff.
Dating from 1924, ten Florida
subjects have previously been
honored by postage stamp artist-
ry.
The stamp unveiling is one of
a series of major commemorative


events arranged by the Florida
Sesquicentennial Commission, anV
18-member board created to pro-,
mote the state's history, heritage
and culture as part of the cele-
bration of statehood.
Speakers for the occasion are
Governor Lawton Chiles, Secre-
tary of State Sandra B. Mortham.
and Florida's United States Sena-
tors Bob Graham and Connie
Mack.
A feature of the ceremonies '
will be a U.S. Post Office kiosk
which will offer stamps for pur-
chase. Other mementos available
will be include commemorative
panels, T-shirts, philatelic ca-
chets and Sesquicentennial pos-
ters. .
Local postal officials have In-
vited all elementary schools to
bring student groups, and Gator-
land is sending 'Wally," a three-
feet long gator who travels in a :
duffel bag and pleasantly poses
for commemorative photo oppor-
tunities.


Parking spaces around the
Capitol are scarce, so arrange-
ments have been made to provide
spaces at the Tallahassee-Leon
County Civic Center pauking lot,
three, blocks from the ceremony
site. -...
Members of the commission
are Curt Kiser. chairman, St. Pe-
tersburg; Ilene S. Lieberman,
vice-chair, Lauderhill; Lester Ab-
berger,; Tallahassee: Mrs. Bettle
B. Barkdull, Coral Cables; Tom
Dunthorn. Tallahassee; Ms. Pey-
ton C. Fearington. Tallahassee;
Ms. Mariela M. Fraser, Tallahas-
see; Ms.' Nanette Harper. Pensa-
cola Beach; R. Barry Kenney, Tal-
lahassee: Marinus H. Latour,
Gainesville; Ms. Fran Mainella,
Tallahassee; Ms. Nina Martines,
Tallahassee; George W. Percy.
Tallahassee; Joe A. Quetone, Tal-
lahassee; Ron Saunders, Key
West: Mrs. Beverly B. Spencer.
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The Rotary Club membership
had the chance to "beat their own
drum" last Thursday, when they
witnessed a video made of the In-
ternational Club's activities and
accomplishments.
World-wide, the club has an
enviable record of accomplish-
ment for the good of mankind.
Over 1.2 million strong, Rotary
has a presence in 26,000 clubs
the world over. They are a real
force for good in all the countries
in the world, whether or not they
have a presence there. Most
countries have at least one Ro-
tary club in their borders.
Founded in 1904, Rotary is
beginning its 90th year of offering
community service wherever they
are located. The. service club was
founded by Paul'Harris, in Chica-
go, Ill., as an outlet and a vehicle


of'exchanging ideas for young
businessmen in Chicago. It has
since grown tremendously, but
still retains its adopted motto of
service to the community.
Rotary has built a world-wide
reputation of feeding the hungry,
providing scholarships to worthy
students and is the world leader
in financing and supporting a for-
eign exchange student program.
It is active in medical activities;
especially in Third World nations.
It also maintains an active dental
health program, as well as pro-
vide its members with world-wide
fellowship. .
Most recently Rotary has
been involved in a program of
eradicating polio from the world
by making vaccine available to
children in poor nations. Last


year, at the International Conven-
tion in Sydney, Australia, the 500
millionth child was publicly inocu-
lated against polio before the con-
vention session. Rotary has spent


over $242 million on this pro-
gram and plan to see their goal of
eradication of polio from the'
world by their 100th anniversary,,
in 2005.


Nadine and Emory Robertson


To Celebrate 50


Family and friends are Invited
to attend a reception honoring
Nadine and Emory Robertson on
the occasion of their, 50th wed-
ding anniversary.
The reception, given by their
children, 'Rick Robertson and


Sharon Sumner, will be held on
Saturday, March 4 In the recep-
tion hall of- the First Baptist
Church in Port St. Joe from 3:00
to 5:00 p.m.
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Ray and Jan Miller of Port St.
Joe are proud to";announce the
engagement and forthcoming
marriage of their daughter,
Wendy Renee Miller, to Scott Rob-
ert Baker.
SThe bride-elect is a 1993
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School and has been employed.
for the past two years as a nurses
aide at Gulf. Pines Hospital. She
plans to further her education in
nursing.
Wendy is the granddaughter
of Harold and Janell Kirklandi-
and Flora and the late Hubert
Miller, all of'Port St. Joe.
Her fiance, formerly of Mans.-1
field, PA, now resides in Port St.'
Joe. He graduated in 1987 from'
Mansfield High School and is
presently employed with the Unit-
ed States Air Force and is sta-
tioned at Tyndall A.F.B. He is alsoW
employed by South Gulf County
Emergency Medical Services and
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He is the son of Donna Baker
of Mansfield, PA and Bruce Baker
of Clayton. N.C. and the grand-
son of Marjorie Benedict and the
late Truman Benedict and Mr.
and Mrs.. Robert Baker of Pine
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DAR contest winners
shown in the front row of pho-
to above (1 to r) are: Rachel Ge-
oghagan, Jessica Slate, Jessica
Summers and Stephanie Ake.
In the row -behind them are
their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Dennis Geoghagan, Rena Slate,
Cindy Summers, Sylvinle Ake
and contest chairman, Mazie
Stone.


DAR Honors
Contest Winners
The Saint Joseph Bay Chap-
ter of D.A.R. met Wednesday,
February 15 at noon at the St.
Joe Garden Club Center.
Mazie Stone, Chairperson of
American History, introduced the
winners of the essay contest. The
subject was "Living in America in
Colonial Days 1607-1776". The
winners were: Rachel Geoghagan,
fifth grade; Jessica Slate, sixth
grade, Jessica Summers, seventh
grade; each students at Faith
Christian School. Jessica has
won this award previously while
in the fifth and sixth grades. Also
winning was Stephanie Ake, an
eighth grader from Wewahitchka.
After the program Regent Sa-
die Gardner presided over a short
meeting. The Florida State Socie-
ty of D.A.R. holds its Centennial
Conference on March 10-13 in
Jacksonville. Mrs. Gardner urged
all members to attend, if possible.

Final Plans
Judge and Mrs. Thomas Elll-
nor of Panama City have an-
nounced the final wedding plans
of their daughter, Catherine Ma-
rie Ellinor, to E. Thomas Ford,
Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Thom-
as Ford, Sr. of Port St. Joe.
The wedding will be held on
Saturday, February 25 at 2
o'clock, central standard time, at
the St. Andrew United Methodist
Church located at 2001 West
Eleventh Street in Panama City.


Thomas Clifton Gainous
Announce Birth
David and Christy Gainous
are proud to announce the arrival
of their son, Thomas Clifton Gain-
ous. Thomas was born at Gulf
Coast Hospital at 6:33 p.m. on'
February 16. He weighed in at 8
pounds 1.6 ounces and was 20
1/2 inches long.

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Our Dad is the very best
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Happy Birthday Daddy,
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Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. Rober-
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of their daughter, Elizabeth Gall
Roberson, to Timothy Keith Raf-
field, Jr., son of Mr. & Mrs. Timo-
thy Keith Raffleld, Sr., all of Do-
nalsonville, Georgia..
The bride-elect is the gran<3-.
daughter of Helen Perry of Bruns-

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wick, Georgia. the late :Loma
Perry. She is also the, grand-
daughter of the late Peggy Silvert
of Valdosta, Georgia. She is a
graduate of. Bainbridge High
School and attended Valdosta
State University where she re-
ceived a Bachelor of Science in
Nursing degree. She is employed
by John D. Archbold Memorial
Hospital of Thomasville as a Reg-
istered Nurse.
The future groom is the
grandson of Inez Cox of Donal-
sonvflle arid the late L. W. Cox.
Mr. and Mrs. Cox were former
residents of Port S Joe. He is
also the grandson of HoytfRaffield
and the late Johnnie Mae Raffield
of Panama City. He is a graduate
of Seminole County High School
in Donalsonville. After graduation
he attended Bainbridge College.
He. is employed by Shaw Indus-
tries in Balnbridge.
A March 25th wedding is
planned at Quitman United Meth-
odist Church in Quitman, Geor-
gia. The ceremony will being at
2:00 p.m. and a reception will-fol-
low at Malloy Manor' Bed &
Breakfast, also in Quitman.


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Tyndall Restricts Water Traffic

Manned and unmanned responsible for clearing marine The public is notified at 4 Weslowski at 28
B ,drones are launched from Tyndall vessels in the restricted areas. p.m., the day before the launches drone launch
S Air Force Base. Both utilize re- and the day of the mission at 90, 4578.
stricted areas 2905A and 2905B '60, and 30 minute intervals be-
,'i during takeoffs and landings. Big Bend fore the launches on VHF marine Got A Ca
According to base officials, no channel 16. If you have more
commercial air traffic should be Crusade Planned questions regarding yndall's re- Use the C
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Byrd Addresses VFW


Davida Byrd, the gold medal
winner of the Voice of Democracy,
gave an outstanding presentation
of her essay at the District 17
meeting held at the VFW Post
#10085 In Vernon on- Sunday,
February 19.
Dick Seefeldt, Voice of De-
mocracy Chairman for the John
C. Gainous VFW Post #10069 of

Dance Friday
The Wewahitchka Social Club
will have a dance on Friday, Feb-
ruary 24th from 7:30 until 11:00
p.m., C.S.T. It will be held at the
Wewa 'Civic Center on Third
Street at the rear of the Court-
house.
Entertainment will be provid-
ed by the Cypress Band featuring
a selection of country and west-
ern music.
Everyone Is Invited to attend
for a donation of $5.00 at the
door.
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for their help in making this pro-
gram- such a success: Joan Phil-
lips, the Ladies Auxiliary Voice of
Democracy 'Chairman; Ruth
Cummings, Sara Fite and Jeri
Noble, the three judges; Ken Mur-
phy for his help with recording
the essays; Principal Wes Taylor
and Lewana Patterson of Port St.
Joe High School; and Mazie Stone
of Faith Christian School in Port
St. Joe. .
Davida was awarded $275, a
certificate and a gold medal.

Ladies Auxiliary
Activities
The John C. Gainous Post
#10069 Ladies Auxiliary enter-
tained the residents of Bay St. Jo-
seph Care Center on February
14th at a Valentine's Day party.
Everyone received a rose and was
served cake, ice cream and punch
by Joan Phillips, Gloria Young.
Betty Rudd. Arnette Henderson
and Jenny Seefeldt.
In other business, the Ladies
Auxiliary met at 7:30 that same
evening for their regular monthly
meeting with president Joan Phil-
lips presiding and ten members
in attendance. The members .dis-
cussed plans for a St. Patrick's
corned beef and cabbage dinner
on March 1f7th.


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St. Joe Welders
Take Top Honors
Students from the Port St.
Joe High School welding class,
participated in the Regional I
Welding Competition held at Mil-
ton on February 17.
Taking top honors in the con-
test were: Chris Brant, 1st place;
Clyde Gentry, ,2nd place; and
Adam Griffin, 3rd place.
As a result of their place-
ment, Mr. Brant and Mr. Gentry
will advance to the state competi-
tion in April at Jacksonville. Con-
gratulations to all of these young
men for a job well done.

Tax-Aide
for Elderly
The Tax-Aide program spon-
sored by AARP and IRS is contin-
uing offering aid to those over 60
with low or moderate incomes
who must file a federal tax re-
turn.
Experienced counselors will
be in Port St. Joe at the Library
on Monday from 1:30 until 5:30
p.m., EST and on' Tuesday in
Mexico Beach at the Fire Station
from 9:00 a.m. until 1 p.m., CST.
These locations will be open each
week until April 17.
Shut-in service is available by
calling Martha Rommes at 648-
8418. All services are free and
questions are welcome.

Delta Epsilon
Hosts President
The Delta Epsilon Chapter of
Delta Kappa Gamma was hon---
ored to host Mu State President
Edie Smith. at its January 29
meeting, which was held at the
home of Betty Holloway In Wewa-
hitchka.
Following the meeting, Edie
spoke to the. group and shared
her philosophies about education
in the state of 'Florida and howv
Floridd 'reldtes -to the Uilted
States) She urged 'all' remberi toc
continue to be involved in com-
munity activities and to push for
educational gains to be made
state-wide.
A program which Delta Epsi-
Ion is pushing along with Delta
Kappa Gamma Is an initiative en-s
titled "Education First". This pet4)
Lion Is being proposed as a means
of getting education to be ad-'
dressed first in the legislature in-.
stead of last.' By signing this
form, people are underscoring the
value of children and their educa-
tional futures.
If you are interested in mak-
ing this statement, please contact
your local Delta Epsilon member
for more Information.


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tion of Highways 98 and 319 in
Wakulla County, beginning at
7:00 each night.
Speaking Sunday and Mon-
day nights will be Dr. E! V. Hill,
pastor and nationally known in-
spirational speaker from Los An-
geles, California. Dr. Sam Cathey,
pastor and evangelist from Olda-
homa City. Oklahoma. will be
speaking the remaining three
nights. Crusade music' leader
each night will be Rick Stone, a
full-time music evangelist living
in Huntsville, Alabama.
Everyone is invited. For more
information, call Callie Quigg,
Crusade Secretary, at (904) 962-
9331.


Beatrice Bryant
Honored On
95th Birthday
Clients, staff and friends of
the Senior Citizens Association
honored Beatrice "Aunt Bea"
Bryant by celebrating her 95th
,-birthday with a party on Valen-
tine's Day.
There were several visitors on
hand for the program which was
'namratedA by- Annie Dawson, Bar-
bara Yagley and Ruth Dumas.
"Aunt Bea" received many
lovely gifts (rom her friends In
New Jersey., Gulf County Senior
Citizens staff and others.


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From left, Coach Wayne Flowers watches as Roy Lee Carter, Jr. signs as Kevin Pettis, coach with
MacPherson lIoks on. At rear is Carter's mother, Veronica Carter.


Two Gators Sign to Play
Recently the Wewahitchka hitchka High School and now tors. He Is tlie son, of Mr. and'
Gators had two players sign to coaching at MacPherson. recruit- Mrs. Roy Lee Carter, Sr.
play football for MacPherson Col- ed the two. Nunery. a senior at Wewa-
lege in MacPherson. Kansas. The Carter. a 6'4', 235 pound end hitchka High School, played of-
duo, Roy Lee Carter. Jr. and Ben was the Gators' Most Valuable fensive and defensive tackle for
Nunery will begin the '95 season Player for the 1993 season. He the Gators for three seasons. The
with the Kansas team. Kevin Pet- played tight end offensively and 5'11" 220 pound player is the son
tis, a former coach with Wewa- was a defensive end for the Ga- of Benjamin and Barbara Nunery.


From left: Coach Flowers and Ben Nunery.
Nunery and Coach Pettis.


New Boy Scout
Efforts are being made to ,of- Joe an avenue ,by which tt
fer the youth in North Port St. develop into more product
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Scout Master James Geter is pictured above alongside a d
'of a portion of the trophies donated to local Boy Scout Trool
by his Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base.


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Troop
hey can zens of the future. '
ive citi- Recently a group'of 30 young-
ster from throughout the commu-
'nity signed up to form the new
Boy Scout Troop #351 under the
leadership of Scout Master James
Geter. Mr. Geter is a Master Ser-
geant stationed at Tyndall Air
Force Base. He was selected to be
I recognized by his peers, Is n the
STyndall Gulf Defender newspaper,
for his achievements as part of a
spotlight during Black History
Month. He serves as Superinten-
dent of Personnel and Adminis-
tration for the 325th Maintenance
Squadron. His squadron is one of
the largest, consisting of over 600
military employees. Mr. Geter has
fourteen years of volunteer ser-
( vice in the Boy Scouts of America.
He currently serves as Unit Com-
missioner for the Boy Scouts 'in
Bay County troop.
Master Sergeant Geter's
squadron generously donated
over $2,000 worth of trophies in
support of his Boy Scout Troops.
They have plans for the trophies
to be used in their future fund-
raising efforts.
"I very much enjoy being a
positive influence to motivate
youth. My successful experience
in Boy Scouts and subsequent
military career is a blessing and a
display reward. I'm looking forward to
p #351 working with' Gulf County to
share this rewarding experience."


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Construction
Begins on Center
Jerry Stokoe, executive direc-
tor of Gulf County Senior Citizens
Association, has announced the
beginning of construction of the
new Senior Citizens and Commu-
nity Center with the completion of

Are You 13 or 14
& Want to Play
Baseball?
At the present time there isn't
a baseball program in Port St. Joe
,for 13 and 14 year olds, but sev-
eral interested people wish to see
one provided and are testing the
waters to see what interest this
age, youth has in playing orga-
nized baseball.
Any youth, age 13 or 14 (can
.not turn 15 before August 1,
1995) or their parents are urged
to contact Arden Stephens at
229-6803 or 229-8346 to express
their willingness to play.
The prospective team would
be composed of young men who
would be selected after tryouts
and would play a competitive
schedule, travelling in this area.
The team would be coached by
Eric Ramsey and Mr. Stephens.
Anyone interested in playing is
urged to contact them as' soon as
possible.

Project Grad-
Eating & Meeting
The latest. activities an-
nounced for Project Graduation
1995 Include the "Paul Gant
BBQ" to be held this, Saturday,
February 25 at Frank Pate Park
adjacent to First Union Bank in
Port St. Joe. They will be offering
a whole slab of BBQ ribs for
$12.00 and a whole BBQ chicken
for $6.00.
The following Moiday, Febru-
ary 27, there will be a Project
Graduation ,meeting in the Media
Center at Port St Joe High
School beginning at 6:30 p.m.
A_ parents of '95 graduating
seniors, ae urged to attend.




Betty Nunnery
Elizabeth Ophelia Batson
Nunnery, 83, of Wewahitchka,
passed away Wednesday evening
in Bay Medical Center. A native of
Floral. Alabama, she had been a
resident of Wewahlitchka for the
past 65 years and was a member
of the Highland View Assembly of
God Church...
Survivors include fve daugh-7
,ters, Madaline Kyzer of Panama
City, Frances Yourig of Wewa-
hitchka, June. Causey. of White
City, Charlotte Rich of Marathon,
and Thelma Layfleld of White
City; four, sons, Tom Nunnery
and Douglas Nunnery, both of
Howard Creek, Fern Nunnery of
Wewahltchka and Broward Nun-
nery of Vernon; 38 grandchildren;
53 great-grandchildren; one'
great-great-grandchild; a very
special nlece and nephew, Car-
men and Jimmy Ray Hutchson,
andcher sister Margie Hathaway
of Panama City. .,
The funeral service was held
at 1:00:p.m., C.S.T., Saturday at
the Glad Tidings Assembly of God
Church, conducted by Rev. Jean
Shoots. Interment followed in the
family plot in Roberts Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.


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which will be the base for the new
facility. It is located just east of
the Corinne Costin Gibson Memo-
rial Library.
The water and sewer lines
have also been installed as part of
the first phase of plumbing.
Framing for the building is sched-
uled to start within the next 30
days.
Funds are still being sought
for the new center. When com-'
pleted, the center will be available
for numerous family and organi-
zational functions for the commu-
nity.


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Sharks Take District Title

Start Long Trek Toward State Championship with Win Over Jefferson Co.


Shark Baseballers Look

Impressive; Win Tourney


Port St. Joe looked impres-'
sive in winning the Wakulla Bank
Diamond Classic this past week-
end in their first games of the

Gators Take

First Two

Season Wins
The Wewahitchka Gators de-
feated Quincy Shanks Friday
night in the Wakulla Bank 1st
Pitch Classic to take third place
in the four team tournament. The
Gators had been defeated the pre-
vious evening by Wakulla.
Tranum McLemore came on
in relief of Josh Baxley in the
third inning and struck out six as
the Gators evened their record at
1-1. John Gibbs had an RBI sin-
,gle in the sixth inning to key a
four-run steak which clinched the
game. Baxley and David Hysmith
each had two hits and Tommy
Gaskin added an RBI. ,
The Gators will host Altha
Tuesday.
Shanks 0 100 2-4 5 2
Wewahitchka 101 004 x-6 7 1
Shanks: O'Halloran and
James; Wewa-Josh Baxley, Tra-
num McLemore (3) and Will Sum-
ner.
DOWN ALTHA 18-8
The Wewahitchka Gators
posted an impressive 18-8 win
over Altha Tuesday afternoon to
kick off their 1995 regular sea-
son. Starter Casey Kelley struck
out ten before being relieved by
Josh Baxley in the fifth.,
Offensive punch was provided
by David Hysmith's three hits
which included a three-run
Shomer and six RBI's. Baxley had
two doubles and four RBI's and
Will Sumner added a solo home-
run for the Gators.
Max Tillman slugged two
home runs and Russell Stewart
had two doubles for Altha.
The Gators (2-1) will play at
Chattahoochee Thursday.
Altha 203 30 --8 6 5
Wewahitchka 066 42-18 1,1 2


season. The Sharks defeated
Quincy Shanks 12-2 Thursday
and won the championship by de-
feating Wakulla 8-6.
ST. JOE 12, SHANKS 2
Sophomore Brad Smith had a
.good outing on the mound for the
Sharks going three and a thirdIn-
nings, while only giving up two
runs while striking out two as the
Sharks won their first outing, 12-
2. *
Smith, who was the inning
pitcher, was relieved by sopho-
more Russell Young who pitched
one and two-thirds innings with-
out allowing any runs or hits.
Cameron Likely. Ryan Yeager,
Wayne Summers, Charlie Lan-
ford, and Jeff Player collected the
hits for the Sharks. Likely and
Yeager had two hits each while
Player drove in two runs.
ST. JOE 8, WAKULLA 6
The Sharks opened the game
with three runs In the top of the
first inning'on two hits with Jeff
Player supplying most of the of-
fensive punch as he collected two,
RBI's on a single to right field.
Ryan Yeager started on the
,mound for the Sharks going three.
and two-thirds innings, giving up
four runs and striking out five. ,
Russell Young relieved Yeager
and picked up the win for the
Sharks, allowing one hit and
striking out two.
Yeager and Likely supplied
two rups each for the offense,
Wayne Summers and Mike Groh
picked up the other two hits for
the Sharks.
Wakulla, came to the plate in
the bottom of the seven with the
Sharks ahead 8-5 and Lot their
first two base runners on. young
was, then relieved by Brad Smith
with no outs, and Smith allowed
Sone run before retiring the side.
Smith got the save for the Sharks
who improved to 2-0 while Wa-
kulla fell to 1-1. The Sharks play
the Alumni Game Saturday at
1:00 p.m. before travelling to
Blountstowni to play March 3 at
4:00.
ALUMNI GAME
The varsity Sharks will play


'1/"ews On Dental Health


FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.


Preventing


'Cavities

If you have a child into the dentin, the area
whose teeth need protec- beyond the tooth's ena-
tion against cavities,, you mel which contains the
may want to ask your pulp and root canal.
dentist if he would recom-
mend the pit and fissure Once ppld, the
sealant technique. This is sealant should be
a "paint on" coating ap- checked annually for
plied to the biting surfac- wear to see if a reapplica-
es of teeth to prevent de- tion is needed. It should
cay. When used also be checked for any
effectively it may also di- signs of cavities in unpro-
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The technique is not health. From the office of
recommended for teeth FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D., 319
with decay that extends Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.


An upset minded Blount-
stown Tiger team buckled down
to business. Friday night when
they came within 15 seconds of
sending the Sharks home with
their first defeat' by a Class 3A
team this basketball season.
But the Sharks, were up to
the task at hand in the District 3-
3A title game held in the Calhoun
County seat Friday night before a
capacity crowd of fans who came
to witness the shoot-out. Blount-
stown had been a 92-69 loser to
the Sharks in a regular season
game just a week before, but the
Tigers considered that past histo-
ry and set out to upset the num-
ber one state ranked Sharks.
The Sharks were ahead 23-21
at half time but the Tigers had
the lead at the other two rest
points of the game..-The score see-
sawed back and forth with nei-
ther team having more than a five
point lead at any time.
The Tigers were successful all
night long in denying the Sharks,
completely wrapping up the in-
side 'area when the Sharks had
the ball. A long ball specialist.
Damon Walker, was cold from the
outside during the game, causing
the Sharks anxious moments
with the offense.
The Sharks finally took the:
lead for good with 15 seconds left
in the ball game. With less than a1
minute remaining, they, were one
point behind when Doyle Crosby
drew a orie-and-one foul shooting
opportunity. Crosby had gone to
the charity stripe earlier but had
missed both of his shots. Howev-
er this time, both points sailed
through the hoop hardly disturb-
ing the rim or the net to put the
Sharks ahead one point with less
than a minute left on the clock.
The Tigers hustled down field
after inbounding the ball working
the clock down to less than 10.
seconds before passing the ball


WIN SUB-REGIONAL
Port SL Joe took the first of
four giant steps toward the state
championship here Tuesday night
by soundly trouncing the Jeffer-
IF" ....
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Jermaine Lany goes up to shoot the ball.


The innual-alumni game this Sat-
urday. The nine-inning game will
be dedicated to the memory of
Terry Parrish who died in 1994.
Terry played baseball for the
Sharks from 1967-69. His older
brother, Wayne, 'will throw out
the first ball to begin the game.


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off to Matthew Speights who put
the Tigers ahead by a single
point, making the Blountstown
side of the gym go wild with en-
thusiasm.
But the Sharks were deter-
mined the fat lady hadn't sung
yet Hustling down court, they
worked the ball into Des Baxter
underneath the basket who went
up for a shot with four Tigers
hanging all over him. The ball cir-
cled the rim and started to drop
to the floor when suddenly Doyle
Crosby shot up amid the mass of
humanity gathered under the
goal and tipped the ball in to take
the lead once again.
The Tigers Immediately called
a time-out but low and behold,
they had no more time-outs to
call and instead were slapped
with a technical foul for their ac-
tions. The Sharks sent Des to the
line to shoot the two technical
foul shots and he took his time
and very deliberately put both
points through the nets to give
the Sharks a three point lead
with time practically out The
technical foul had also given the
Sharks the ball on the inbound
and they were held until a: few
ticks on the clock finally ran out
giving them a 49-46 District 3-
Class 3A championship. -
Score by Quarters
PSJ 7 16 7 19-49
B'town 8 13 13 12-46

PSJ (49) J. La-ry 1 0-1 2 M. Lany 2 1-2
6, Jenldns 1 0-0 2. Walker 2 2-6 8. Quinn
1 1-2 3. Baxter 6 2-3 18, Crosby 3 2-4 8,
Williams 1 0-1 2. Totals: 17 8-19 49.
B'Town (46) McCaskll 5 2-2 14, Spelghts
2 1-5 5. Reed I 2-2 4, Dawson 4 0-0 8. C.
Mosley 4 2-2 10, T. Mosley 2 0-1 5. Totals
187-11 46.


son County Tigers. 82-36.
The Sharks, scoring almost at
will and controlling the ball
throughout the game, had Jeffer-
son County down by 38-10 at
halftime. The Sharks will take
their step In progression toward
the championship Thursdaynight
when they meet the Baker-
Chipley winner, a game that was
also played Tuesday night.
Coach Vem Eppinette credit-
ed the Shark victory to "good de-
fense from the start of the game".
Eppinette said, 'We played a solid
game all around." The victory now
gives the Sharks 28 wins against
only three defeats for the entire
season.
Brian Jenkins and Chad
Quinn led the Port St. Joe scoring
with 16 and 14 points respective-
ly. Every Shark scored during the
evening with Jenkins having the
. only three-pointer collected by
the team.
Jefferson Co. 6 411 15--36
Port St. Joe 1523 1826--82
Jefferson Co. (36)-B. .Whitfield
1 0-0 2. D. Williams 3 3-6 9, Whitfield
1 0-0 2, Scott 1 0-0 3. Atkins 1 2-5 4,
Felix 1 0-0 2, R. Williams 2 2-2 8,
Thomas 2 0-0 4, Frazier 1 0-0 2. To-.
tals 13 7-13 36.
Port St. Joe (82)-J. Larry 1 0-0
2, Mr. Larry 2 0-0 4, Jenkins 4 7-9
16, Adkison 3 1-2 7, Byrd 1 0-0 2,
Walker 4 0-0 8, Quinn 7 0-1 14, C.
Williams Q 3-5 3, Baxter 4 1-2 9,
Bryant 1 3-5 5, Crosby 1 5-6 7, R.
Williams 2 1-2 5. Totals 30 21-32 82.


Gators Lose

Out in First

Step to State

The Wewahitchka Gators
were knocked out of a chance to
compete in the state play-offs Fri-
day night when they were
dumped by the Apalachicola
Sharks, 88-79. In spite of Andrew
William's game high 30 points.
Apalachicola countered with
William Carter and Tyrone Evans
combining 54 points. Apalachico-
la lead 45-36 at half-time, but
watched this lead vanish over the
final eight minutes of the game.
Gus Russ added 22 points
and Luke Taunton 15 for the Ga-
tors.
The Sharks went on to repreo'
sent the District 3-2A title in a
sub-regional tournament Tuesday
nightL
Apalach (88) Kellogg 2 3-4 7, Manning 1
1-2 3, Cargill 9 5-6 27, Milliner 4 4-8 12,
Evans 9 6-12 27, miller 5 0-2 10, Sanders
1 0-0 2, Totals: 31 19-34 88.
Wewa (79) Owens 2 2-4 6, Williams 12 6-
9 30, Russ 8 2-3 22, Taunton 5 0-1 15.
M9ncv 2 2-3 6, J. Jackson 0 0-0 0, Total:
29 12-21 79.
Score-by Quarters
Apalach 19 26 12 31--88
Wewa 1620 18 25--79


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First Meetings of County Commission Held Upstairs In "The Gulf County Breeze" Building In "Downtown" Wewahitchka


This story was related to
the Rotary Club on February
12, by George Core. It is the
second of a two part history,
leading up to and including the
events surrounding the division
of Gulf County from Calhoun
County in 1925. It includes the
story of some of the maneuver-
ings between Port St. Joe and
Wewahitcha in that day, to se-
cure the county seat designa-
tion. Wewahitchka was a slight-
ly larger community than Port
St. Joe at the time but senti-
ment was in Port St. Joe's fa-
vor, slightly, so the people of
Wewahitchka had to use every
Asset at their disposal in order
to secure the possession of the
county seal.
This is the second of the
two part history about how Gulf
County was formed and some
of the citizens who played a
part in its division from Cal-
houn County and creation of
Gulf County.
The importance of a poll
tax, which was a common form
of raising revenue in those
days, can be seen in the story;
also the sparse, population of
the county.
By George Core '
Chapter 2 of the Birth
of Gulf County,
It is now. June 6, 1925. We
have our own County, the govern-
or has appointed the Constitu-
tional officer and now he appoints
the County Commissioners: J. J.
McDaniel. H. E. Rish, S. F. Van-
horn, A. D. Lawson and G. A. Pat-
ton.'
The first meeting of the
County Commissioners was held
July 27, 1925. We should remem-
ber this, that we had no "Sum-
shine L.aw" at that time, which
means county officials could and
did attend to county business in
places other than the official
meeting, which is always open to
the public. I am sure the County
Commissioners discussed what
had to be done every time they
saw one another. The only busi-
ness at this first meeting was to'
approve the bonds of all officials
and to elect a chairman. J. J.
McDaniel. All bonds were ap-'
proved. They failed to do some-
thing in the correct way because
at the next meeting of August 3.
1926, the only business was this,
"Upon advice of Bryan Smith, at-
torney for the Board, it was or-
dere.d that' he clerk go to Talla-
hassee ajqd procure the bonds of
the County Commissioners for
approval as required in Section 4,
of the Bill creating Gulf County.
On the next meeting of August 4,
1925, the bonds for each county
official were approved. W. E.
Bryan Smith and William B. Far-
ley were officially employed as at-
tomrneys for the Board. At this
meeting the Commission deemed
it necessary that a courthouse
and jail be erected and that due


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legal notice be published for 30
days.
These first meetings were
held on the second floor of the
Gulf County Breeze building
which had, been rented for that
purpose.
The chairman said to the
Board, we don't have any money
so how are we going to pay our
expenses. With advice from the
attorney, the Board agreed to is-
sue "Time Warrants" in the total
amount of $40,000.00 to pay ex-
penses until the first taxes are
collected. These "Time Warrants"
were issued at $1,000.00 per
Warrant.
(Warrant No. 1 was passed
around for all to examine)'
The first jury list was selected
August 7, 1925, showing 161
names.
The first mention that the
courthouse was actually under-
way was at the meeting of Sep-
tember 7, 1925; however, the
Bord had already said that it was
necessary to: erect a courthouse
and jail at the last meeting. The
Clerk of the Court was ordered to
advertise for sealed bids on the
Courthouse to be built in Wewa-
hitchka as per plans and specil-
cations on file in his office.-Thls
shows that much important busi-
ness was transacted somewhere
other than at an official meeting.
because the plans for the two
buildings are already in the
Clerk's Office.
The very next day, at a spe-
cial meeting on September 8th,
the Board discussed for the sec-
ond time the courthouse to be
erected in Wewahitchka. The
plans were approved, and then
someone asked, "where are we go-
ing to build IL" Mr. C. W. Alder-
son just happened to be present,
so he offered to give the county
lots 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 3,1 of
Block "F" in the C. W. Alderson
subdivision. The Board quickly
accepted this offer, but, on Sep-
tember 15th, another special
meeting, Mr. C. L. Morgan .re-
quested that the Board recall the
decision to accept the Alderson
:property and allow him time to
present a'better offer. The Board
agreed to this request and told
Mr. Morgan to present his propo-
sal at the October 6th meeting.
Mr. Morgan failde to show up on
October 6th; however, the Board
annulled all preparations for the
courthouse site.
The people from Port St. Joe
were beginning to get very con-'
cerned about the courthouse and
the county seat matter. It ap-
peared that they were not having
any say in where the county seat
and courthouse should be, so
they let it be known that the
: south end of the county wanted
the county seat and courthouse
in Port St. Joe.
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seat matter was now a hot and
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Look what happens next. On'
November 3, 1925, the Board or-
dered that the Clerk place an or-
der for 8 copies of the Poll tax
roll. This Poll tax roll is supposed
to show all adults (over 21) that
paid $1.00 to vote.
Now, on January 15, 1926, a
petition with names, requested
that Wewahitchka be the county

Now, don't forget, that
just before the election,
the Board requested
eight copies of the Poll
Tax Roll. You see that
433people voted. Guess
S how many names were
on the Poll Tax Roll?
Only 210. names. If each
person on the Poll Tax
Toll voted twice, that
would only be 420 votes.'
How could this be.


seat. Four days later, a petition
with 58 names, requested that
Port St. Joe be the county seat.
These petitions were the,result of
the Board's decision of January 4
that a county seat.election be
held on February 9, 1926.
The election was held and
here are the results:
S' Precinct For P.S.J. For Wewa
1' Wewahitchka 19 195
16 Port SL Joe 151 2
S15 Overstreet 17 8
13 Dalkeith 7 34
TOTAL 194 239

(These precinct numbers are the
old Calhoun County precincts.)
Now, don't forget, that Just.
before the election, the Board re-
quested eight copies of the Poll
Tax Roll. You see that 433 people
voted. Guess how many names
were on the Poll Tax Roll? Only
210 names. If each person on the
Poll Tax Toll voted twice, that,
would only be 420 votes. How
could this be. Well, in my effort to
find the answer to this question,
someone suggested that if a per-
son, had not paid his poll tax
prior to election day, that he
could pay the $1.00 the day of
the election and then go on down
to the voting precinct and "cast
his vote. ,
This election makes Wewa-
hitchka the county seat,' so' now
the building of the: courthouse
can get Into full swing. On March
2. 1926, the Board accepted the
offer of C. L. Morgan for the
courthouse site, which was' all of
Block 12 of Gulf County Land
Company subdivision. A resolu-
tion was then adopted deeming it
necessary to erect a courthouse
and jail. The firm of Warren,
Knight and Davis and Chandler
C. Young, Architects was commis-
sioned to prepare the plans. (The
plans were actually prepared
three months prior to this meet-
ing).
Here are some interesting
items of business leading up to
thtedate the courthouse was con-
structed. Most of this has'nothing
to do with the building of the
courthouse but it is interesting to
see what kind of business had to
be attended to in these very early
days of our county.
March 11, 1926: Discussed

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leasing convicts from Calhoun
County and then sub-leasing
them to Walton and Okaloosa
Counties Planning to pave
S.R. 10 (now S.R. 71) from Port
St. Joe to Wewahitchka.
April 6, 1926: Set qualifying
fees for all offices for the first
election: Sheriff, $110.00; -Tax
Collector, $65.00; Tax Assessor,
$65.00; Clerk of Circuit Court,
$53.00; Superintendent of
Schools, $50.00; County Judge,
$33.00; County Commissioners
$7.00; Surveyor, $11.00 (I think
this was meant to be Supervisor
of Elections); Constable, $6.00;
and Justice of the Peace, $6.00.
Calhoun County cancelled
the deal with Gulf County as to
"convicts and the use of the Con-
Svict Cage.
May 18, 1926: Board advised
that Chapter 11501 F.S. author-
ized the county to issue a
$100,00.00 bond issue for con-
struction of the courthouse and,
jail. .
June 1 1926:. Calh6un
County Commissioners met with
Gulf County as .to the settlement
of indebtedness owed to Calhoun
County as set out in the Legisla-,
tive act creating Gulf County,
which said that Gulf County will
pay one-half of all outstanding,.
bills and bond issues and that all
cash, equipment and other assets
of Calhoun County will be divided
with Gulf County.
The Board ordered a pontoon
bridge for the White City Canal
crossing. : .'.
June 4: A ballot box was pre-
pared for the first county election
held on June 8. .
; June 6: Bids were received to
purchase the $100,000.00 Bond'
issue and the Bond was sold to
the American Exchange Bank of
Apalachicola for $99,175.00.
July 7: Bids for the court-
house and Jail were opened and
all bids were rejected.
July 26: Bids for the court-
house and jail, were once again
opened with the following bid-
ders: Melvin. and Chandler, We-
wahitchka $87,690.50; A.C.
Samford, Montgomery, =
$98,422.00; CA. Fulghun, Pensa-
,cola .$101,935.00; H.H. Taylor,
Blountstown $92,157.00. The
contract was awarded to H.H.
Taylor and was to be completed
in 240 days.
Aug. 9: The Board stated that
Gulf County needed some publici-
ty. J.S. Durham of Apiladhicola
was employed as Publicity Man at
a salary of $75.00 per month plus
postage and E.C. Pridgeon was
employed as the first county
Game Warden at $50.00 per
month.
Aug. 10: With the courthouse
almost completed, the Board.ap-
pointed G.W. Hinsey, Theo D. Le-
i vins and L.W. Owens 'as a com-
mittee in charge of providing the
comer stone for the new building.
Aug 16: Commissioner G.A.
Patton resigned and W.L. Mow-


bray was appointed to fill the un-
expired term.
May 3, 1927: Furniture was
received for the new courthouse
and jail.
May 4, 1927: The septic
tanks for the courthouse were in-
stalled.
June 28, 1927: The new


courthouse and jail wAs approved
by the Board.
July 4, 1927: There was not
enough money to pay for the
$12,000.00 furniture, so money
was transferred from other ac-
counts.
July 7, 1927: The hew court-
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Formed in Florida?

Senator Pat Thomas Right In the
Thick of the Activity, Bringing Change
There's a third party a-birthing in the Taxahassee beltway. You could
call it the Florida Conservative Party. Considering what's happening in
the nation's capital, something like it could become the American Con-
servative Party, although that scene could more accurately be described
right now as a States Rights Party.
State Sen. Rick Dantzler, D-Winter Haven, one of the younger solons
who has been making his mark in the beltway, touched on the new
theme emerging in Taxahassee this year when he called for the Demo-
cratic Party to change some of its goals instead of just its rhetoric after'
the, Republicans captured the Senate for the first time in more than 100
years.
Gov. Lawton Chiles said the Democrats lost mainly because voters
were confused-. It was lack of communications. Yeah.
Another Democratic Senator who is a prime candidate for the Florida
Conservative Party, although he doesn't realize it is Pat Thomas, of Quin-
cy, former senate president, who like Dantzler, isn't expected to switch
from a Democrat to a Republican.
"I like to do what I am doing now,_" Thomas said Tuesday in the capi-
tol cafeteria. "I listen to both sides and support and fight for the one I
think is doing right"
Senate dean W.D. Childers, D-Pensaeola, was a little more direct
when he reacted to criticism that he dined with Republicans at a seafood
restaurant (The Wharf) -last week on the same evening Democrats were
holding a fund raiser at the exclusive Gavernor's Club in downtown Tal-
lahassee.
Childers called his appearance at the Republican social supper a
natural. "I thought it was appropriate to go because I am a g6od conser-
vative. I think I had more fun at the dinner I went to than the people
raising money over there (the Governor's Club)," he said.
Sen. Charles Williams, D-Tallahassee and Branford, and Sen. George
Kirkpatrick, D-Gainesville, also skipped the Democratic fund raiser to at-
tend the Republican dinner. They and Childers are the most likely Demo-
cratic senators to turn Republican if pressured by liberal party leaders. .
If they switch, which they say they are considering, it would give Re-
publicans a four vote majority, instead of the one vote they now enjoy.
The Florida House resembles the Senate in that there are more conserva-
tive House members than liberals, although the Democrats have a six
vote majority. .
A new party (Florida Conservative if you like) would simplify the polit-
ical scene in the state, although to practical politicians it isn't really nec-
essary the Florida Conservative Party already exists. Sen. President
Jim Scott R-Ft. Lauderdale, heads it. He has already helped create a
consensus of no new taxes and 85 percent prison time for all criminals.
He's working on more money for education than even Gov. Chiles is call-
ing for and will probably get it without new taxes.
The main issues which will test'the new conservative alignment in
the Florida legislature next month are charter schools or a voucher sys-
tem, welfare reform, and enough prison funding to allow criminals to
serve 85 percent of their sentences.
This old reporter gives charter schools whereby school boards hire
private operators to-build and run schools a good chance to get into eve-
ry county on a trial basis: Education Commissioner Frank Brogan. Sen-
ate Education Committee Chairman George Kirkpatrick, D-Gainesville.
and House Education Committee Vice Chairman Jeff Stabins, R-Spring
Hill, are all committed to the idea. Chiles, although he didn't campaign
on charter schools, has indicated he wouldn't oppose them in counties
where they are requested.
The voucher plan which allows parents who opt to send their chil-
dren to private schools and carry their tax money with them, doesn't look
as promising. The idea worked well after World War II for returning vete-
rans, but it scares the daylights out of public school teacher unions and
administrators who see it as a way to take tax money away for the en-
trenched education bureaucracy. Parents, including those in the poorest
schooL districts 'in the state who would be the first to be given a choice,
like the ldea. ---- ... .... -- ..- :,.- -..... --- ... .
The biggeksissue. of course, is so-called tax reform which reads tax
increases. It will be bypassed somewhat in the 1995 session because
Gov. Chiles and the other undercover liberals, joined by the honest right-
out-there in public kind, have decided to put that issue on the ballot as a
constitutional amendment proposal. It'll make 1996 an interesting year
because the real tax reforms requiring a public vote on hiking them
knocked off the ballot by Florida Supreme Court judges in their $400
suits last year will make the 1996 ballot too.
Welfare reform is the most emotional issue as both conservative and
liberal lawmakers alike are going to be hardpressed to' make realistic
changes In a system that has perpetuated itself and contributed mightily
to crime and the downfall of family values. It's going to take a lot of tough
love to put work and responsibility (including a change in life-styles) into
our government help formula for the poor.

The Capitol News Round-up
Common sense won out at the Florida Cabinet meeting last week
when a grumpy Gov. Lawton Chiles supported Republican Education
Commissioner Frank Brogan's proposal to review a Preservation 2000
state land buy in Martin Count)y and consider a written policy on emi-
nent domain condemnation on all sensitive land purchases in the state.
Chiles was grumpy (almost livid) because Republican Sec. of State
Sandra Mortham started the meeting before he. Agriculture Commission-
er,Bob Crawford. and Attorney General Bob Butterworth arrived almost
30 minutes late. She said the cabinet which had a quorum of four mem-
bers couldn't make the audience. made up of environmental activists and.
two bus-loads of protesters of the state's land buying program wait any
longer.
Members-Including the three new Republicans-voted for the Karl
Commission list of proposed land buys with state bonds under the pres-
ervation program, but not without assuring the some 100 protesters they
would not use eminent domain procedures to take land from unwilling
sellers and they would consider putting it in a written policy.
Senate dean W.D. Childers dropped In to request a written policy,
saying condemnation would not be used to take land from unwilling sell-
ers in Santa Rosa County. .
"1 would hope you would just take my word for it." Chiles said. Earli-
er he had told Santa Rosa Commission Chairman Byrd Maypole that
"we're not going to condemn any of your land.'' Maypole. Who also owns a
Milton radio station, said: 'That's what these folks came here to hear and
they heard it from you." -
Budget fireworks: Gov. Lawton Chiles and the first Republican Flori-
da Senate in 100 years clashed on the budget last week with the govern-
or's office refusing to suggest a 25 percent reduction plan until the Sen-
ate comes up with one of its own. ,
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to $23.6 million next year while Senate leaders claim they have cut their
office staff by 20 percent earlier this year, although records show it was
closer to 18 percent. Since then, Sen. President Jim Scott increased his
own office expenses by 45 percent', from $289,707 to $419,992. He in-
creased. his staff from four under former Senate President' Pat Thomas,
D-Quincy, to six and paid them higher salaries.
Ways and Means Committee chairman Mario Diaz-Balart said the
Senate would continue with its budget cutting plans even if the agencies
and Gov. Chiles do not cooperate. He said the request for suggested 25
percent cuts in the budget were meant to provide a tool for setting priori-
ties and getting Florida on a performance bbudgeting basis,.
Health and Rehabilitative Services Secretary Jim Towey.- who still
has to face a Senate confirmation hearing drew the ire of Sen. Thomas,
when he used a nine-hole golf course near Florida State Hospital at Chat-
tahoochee as an example of agency waste In the senate committee hear-'
ing. :
Thomas accused Towey of being dishonest in using the golf course is-
sue as a "smoke screen" to cover criticism of HRS.
The course was built in the 1950's by private citizens to attract doc-'
tors to the state insane hospital. It was later taken over by HRS, but
came under heavy criticism from Towey. HRS attempted to have a private
firm run it, but some lawmakers wafit it sold out right.
Thomas said Towey is using the golf course with the media as an ex'7
ample of'his seriousness about budget cutting when it costs very little to
operate the course. Towey has resisted the Senate's request'for a 25, per-
cent budget cut'suggestion, claiming the cuts if actually taken would put
Florida in the status of the Third World.
Colleges and universities have'ialso balked at the suggested budget
cuts although Sen. Diaz-Balart said they were just an exercise in setting
priorities. :" ,: / 1 -- --- .


Fishingommittee


to Study Groupe
The Scientific and Statistical should be directed to the Council
Committee (SSC) of the Gulf of office by March 1.
Mexico Fishery Management The Gulf of Mexico Fishery
Council (Council) will' be con-, Management Council 'is. onr of
vened by conference call on Tues-:, eight regional' Fishery Manage-
day, March 7, at 10:00,a.m., EST ment Councils which were estab-
to review recreational landings in- lished by. the Magnuson Fisheiy'
formation on red grouper pre- Conservation and Management
pared by the National, Marine Act of 1976. The Gulf f Mexico
Fisheries Services (NMFS). This Act of 1976. The Gulf of Mexico
NMFS information 'provides an pes fishery Management Council pre-
assessment of the potential ef- pares fishery management plans
fects on recreational landings and which aresouresigned to he 200-mile
harvest allocation .for 1995 of a fishery resources in the 200-mile
Council proposed rule to reduce limit in the Gulf of Mexico.
the size limit for red grouper to
18 inches. The SSC will consider press Thanks
these data and analysis, bag limit The family of Betty (Elizabeth
analyses prepared by NMFS. a re- Ophelia) Nunnery, would liketo.
port by the Reef Fish Stock As- ,j- express their thanks to everyone
sessment Panel related to the .. for the kindness shown to (is dur-'
change in size limit and Impacts ing our mother's illness and pass-
on the stock and recreational har- ing. Thanks to ,Sister Shoots and
vest allocation. The SSC will as- Sister White for administering to
sess the validity of these data, our mother and to the family.,
analyses and reports and provide Thanks to the ladies of Highland
their recommendations to the View Assembly of God, to Katie
Council. Rogers of White City, and to all
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By
Elizabeth C. Jones, M.D.
Did You Know That: '
head trauma is the leading cause of disability and death among
abused infants and children?
violent shaking is involved in many of these cases?
25-50% of the American public does not know that shaking an
infant can cause brain damage.of death?
as early as 1972, a nationwide campaign to alert parents to the
dangers of shaking babies was called for by a noted physician?
in spite of that, until recently no comprehensive attempt has been
made to alert parents and other caregivers to the dangers of
shaking babies?
Professionals and the general public alike .should be aware of the
dangers of shaking babies, dnd take actions to prevent its
occurrence..


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PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 1995


School News


Events and Happenings From County Schools


Wewahitchka

Elementary W4

News...
By Linda Whitfield


Who is our President?
When kindergarten teacher,
.Kim Ludlam was introducing the
sound of the week, which was "p",
she had a clever response form
student. Chris Lewis. She said
one of our words that has this
sound is our. president. "Does
anyone know who our president
is?" she asked. Chris Lewis was
quick to respond with, "Mr. Kel-
ley." Miss Kim said, "No, he is the
principal."
"Was Abraham Lincoln ever a
twerpy little kid?'"
In this article I found in my
February box, it talked about how
most kids do some twerpy things-
in the process of growing up. Ad
Lincoln was probably no different :
than the rest of us. But in due
time he matured, as most of our
kids will. Later, he rose to great-
ness, as some of our kids can.,
Lincoln succeeded with honesty.
diligence and a thirst'for knowl-
edge. Our kids can too. .
End of Six Weeks on Friday,
February 24 .
Teachers have those calcula-
tors cranked up and ready to av-
erage grades. Friday-. marks the
end of the 4th six weeks. With
two six Weeks left, it is stilt not
too late to try your very best. Eve-
ryone has a "clean slate" when
the grades are averaged. Don't,
think about yesterday's mistakes,
just think about tomorrow's
promises.
Dental Screening for 4-6 Held '
on February 17
The Health Services Team in
conjunction with; Wewahitchka
Medical conducted a free dental
screening on ,our students in,


Bulldog News
PORT ST. JOE
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


S:Positive Action
Our Positive Action Word for
"the Week is 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' youm don't even:
have to eat spinach.)
"Honesty is the best policy and
spinach is the best vegetable."...
/ -Popeye
Spelling Bee Winners .
Congratulations to our
spelling bee champion Lisa Curry
and alternate, Brittany Reeves.
We are proud of you!
Career Week Contest
Our Career Week coloring,
coloring and writing and essay
contests will begin Monday, Feb-
ruary 27 and end March 10. Stu-
dents in Pre-K through third
grade will be given an entry sheet
to complete. Students in grades
four through six are asked to
write an essay entitled "'What do
you want to be when you grow up
and what will you do to achieve
your goal?"
Report Cards
Report cards will be sent
home on Tuesday, March 7. If
you would like to schedule a par-
ent/teacher conference, please
call 227-1221.
Kindergarten Registration
Registration for kindergarten
at Port St. Joe Elementary School
will be held on Monday, March 20
from 8:30 to 1:30. If your child
,plans to attend Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary School please bring ...
* Your Child
* Copy of Birth Certificate
* Copy of Social Security Number
* Proof of Immunization
" Proof of Physical
(Done Since August 15, 1994)
It you need more information,


Banks and Brandon Davis.

Middle School-
Holds Beta
Club Induction
There are many new and in-,
teresting clubs and activities at
the Port St. Joe 'Middle School.
One of these clubs, the National
Junior Beta Club, recently held,
its first-ever Beta Club Induction.
Thirty-four charter members were,
. installed at the Middle School on
Wednesday, January, 25. These
-students had to have a 3.5 grade
point average and no six weeks'
grades lower than a "C".
Principal Chris Earley began

please, contact Louise Beard at
the Health Department,' phone
227-1276 or Cindy Belin at Port
St. Joe Elementary School, phone
227-1221.

Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
Feb. 27 March 3
MON-Manager's Choice, Fruit,
Vegetable, Bread, Dessert, Milk
TUES-Chicken, Potatoes or
Rice w/gravy, Applesauce, Eng-
lish Peas, Roll, Milk
WEDS-Cheeseburger, French
Fries, Cake, Milk ,
THURS-Country Fried Steak
or Meatloaf, Turnip Greens,
Mashed Potatoes w/gravy,
Combread, Milk
FRI-Chicken Sandwich,
French Fries, Green Beans, Ba-
nana Pudding, Milk


'Yes, I'll help Lori Price with
Spring Fling!" ,
Snow White, The Review
The weather was bad. We
were sad. We were supposed to
leave at 8:15. We had to wait till
10:30. With a day that started off
less than desirable, it turned out
fabulous! First the Grimms' Fairy
Tale, "Snow Whitel" was great.
Every classroom or our children,
was well behaved and respectful,
at the newly renovated Marina


grades 4 through 6 on February
17. Students in. grades K-3 were
screened on Wednesday, Febru-
ary 22.
Pre-School Screening
ComingUpl
FDLR/PAEC, in cooperation
with Gulf County Schools is
sponsoring a community screen-
ing service for preschool children
ages two to four years, who will
;, notCbe entering kindergarten next
year. The screening will be held
on Wednesday, March 1, at the
:WES Main Street site from 8:30 -
1:30 p.m., C.S.T. -
Parenting Workshop
We are making plans to spon-
Ssora "Parenting Workshop" series
., that will consist of four sessions
on Tuesday evenings during the
"month of March. These classes
will be taught by the guidance
; counselor and the Health Servic-
es Team. Topics to be covered will
'include:,' positive discipline, help
for the homework blues, health
related issues'for children, and
:Improving ,-your child's self-.
esteem. If' you are interested in
participating in these classes.
please contact Pam Lister at 639-
2476.
Spring Fling Coming Up!
We need lots of volunteers to
help" us with the 1st Annual
Spring Fling. It will be on Satur-
day, March 4, from 10:00 to 2:00
p.m. If you can help, please call
the school at 639-2476 and say,


the ceremony by welcoming stu-
ganization. The students received
a certificate, 'a pin, a pennant,
and a- national newsletter. After
all thestudents had been induct-
dents, teachers and invited
guests. Jim Falson, newly elected
president followed with the pledge
of allegiance. Treasurer, Rikki
Johnson, then gave a devotion.
Other students followed with a
very effective program describing
the qualities and characteristics
of Beta Club members.
The club sponsors, Linda
Bancroft, Ruby Knox and Judy
Williams, then began to formally
induct each member into the ori--
ed, Mr. Earley encouraged other
students to strive to attain the
goals of the Beta Club. He


Civic Center. All of us had a great
Friday.
Math-A-Thon
'The Math-A-Thon Funbooks
were sent out on Friday. The kin-
dergarten through third grade
students who are participating in
the Math-A-Thon should continue
to get pledges from friends and
family. Once the child finishes
the Funbook, all of the money be
turned into the teacher. All mo-
nies should be turned In b Feb-
ruary 28.


Tracey Fitzgerald Is Middle

School Spelling Bee Chamin


On Thursday, February 16;
after 18 rounds of competition,
Port St. Joe Middle School de-
clared Tracey Fitzgerald their
spelling champ for the second
year in a, row, Tracey spelled
"amethyst" to win the competition
after Roger Evans, the first run-
ner-up, misspelled "quadrilater-L
al.",
Other. student' participants
included the following seventh
graders: draig Phillips, Ricky'
Lamberson, Tlyler Lane, Lennon
Thiel, John Gainous. Rachel Wat
son, Jonathan Reynolds, Josh
McCulley, Alicia Christie, Rocky
Salzer, Justin Kent. Clay Small-
wood, Nicole Smith, .and Alyana
Jefferson. Eighth, grade partici-
pants in addition, to Tracey and
Roger included: Meredith McNeil,
Sabrina Stomp, Shannon Wat-
son, Andrew O'Barr, Katie Kil-
bourn, Wendy Sander, Michael
Sanderson, Timothy Kirk, Katrina
Maestri, Carinna Kniffln, Janah
Strickland, and Shawna Coalley.
On March 1, Tracey will rep-
resent Port St. Joe Middle School
in the County Bee which will be
held in the middle school's media.
center at 10:00 a.m., EST. The
public is welcome to attend and
watch the six school champions
compete for the county. spelling
crown.


TRACEY FITZGERALD
Special thanks to Mrs. Knox
and Mr. Walker who served as
judges for the -bee, and also, to
Mr. Adkison who served as the
scorer.


thanked the many parents and
,guests who attended anfridinvited
them for refreshments in the new
Middle School office.

The club members have al-
ready been busy selling Heart
Grams for Valentine's Day. They
will soon sponsor a "hat's day" to
raise money for various service
projects for the school and com-
munity. The Beta Club motto, "let
us lead by serving others", has al-
ready been put into effect, as
Beta Club members continue to
search for way to lend a helping
hand. If anyone in the community
knows of any projects that the
club may be of service to, please
contact the school; as soon as
possible.


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Students enjoyed a two-day:
break from school Monday, Feb-
ruary 20th and Tuesday. Febru-
ary 21st while teachers were at
an inservice program in, Bay
County. Due to the inservice
days, students were given their
six' weeks exams on
Thursday and Friday;
however, the six weeks
will not end until Feb-.
ruary 24th.;
Congratulations to
the junior varsity bas-
ketball team for their
8 10 season finish.
The hard work and
time you put into this
year's program was
greatly appreciated.
The P.O.P.S. Club
visited the nursing
home on Valentine's
Day to deliver valentines to the
residents. The, valentines were
specially made by. the P.O.P.S.
'Club members.' .The love they
shared really made a difference.
We have another Seminole at


If you're in middle
you think ."end of the
:weeks". In high school,
"end of the 1st six wee
second semester". Eit
most are glad to see it
port cards will be g
March 7, 'and as alwa
case, all spring athlete
anxiously checking to
they are still eligible to
Girls softball, boys
weightlifting, and boys/g
are lined up with play
that occupyalmost eve
every week. There's no
of things to support, so
the sun and enjoy a ga
meet! But remind you
player-participation in
is a reward for ma
grades. They cannot let
orities be reversed
The Gulf County Sc
Fund, In cooperation
Dupont Foundation, is 1
annual drive to raise th
ing $5,000(.00 required
Foundation to make $2
available to Gulf County
eating seniors each year.'
is up fpr renewal this
pleasee help when you're
:ed. If you would like to
nare not contacted, call
Bidwell at 639-2871, an
you want to do'your pa
retain this advantage
County's youth.


One problem still
the scholarship fund,
that some students
take advantage of it.


Port St. Joe High School; Natalie
Gant has received her acceptance
.notice. Way to go. Nataliel
-Any senior who is planning to
enroll at Tallahassee Community
College (TCC) for the Summer A/
C term is reminded that the ap-
plication deadline is
April 17. There i.s a
$50 fee for late appli-
Any ninth grader
interested in being a
prom server needs to
sign up in the Media
SCenter before 'Thurs-
day. February 28.
Congratulations
to the weightlifting
team for their 44 35
victory over Bay High.
In the match on Feb-
ruary 16th. Port St.
Joe qualified four lifters for the:',
state meet. Qualifying for .state,
were: Doug Davis (139 lbs), J. J.
Gainer (199 lbs), Ninamdi Frazier
(219 lbs), and Chris Taylor (heav-
yweight).


From the Principal

Wewahitchka :

High School
By Larry A. Mathes

le school, system involved awards. "string-
e 4th six free" money to'start college or vo-
you think national training (including cor-
!ks of the rectional training), and in some
her way, cases can be continued beyond
end. Re- the first year If certain conditions
goingg out are met. If you have a graduating
ys is the senior and are facing financial
!s will be need to get him/her started In
*be 'sure post-graduate school, please ap-
compete. ply for this money. It won't pay
baseball, everything, but it's:-: there-it's
girls track available-and it's easier to, get
ing dates than most funds.--Talk .to your..
ry- day of ,,high school guidance citnselor ,
shortage "A.S.A.P. This is. agGulf County"
get out in "only" opportunity!
ume-or a Here are some dates to re-
r favorite member.
athletics Career Day at WHS is
king the Thursday, February 23.
their pri- County Spelling Bee is
holarship March 1.
wi th the Financial ; Aid Workshop
having its (Parents) is March 1 at 6:30 p.m.
ie match- at WHS.
1 by the One-half day' of inservice.
20,000.00 will be on March 10.
y's gradu- Don't pass up the Financial
The grant Aid. Workshop-it's one way: to
year,. so earn additional points (i.e., mon-
- contact- ey) for the Dupont Gulf County
help and Scholarship Fund. Bill Monks will
Dr. David ,host the program for this, work-
d tell him shop. Call the school if you have
tto help any questions. :
for 'Gulf:- ..,


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and that is
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Middle School Beta Club Charter Members
Pictured above, in the first row, from left, are: Mrs. Judy Williams, Lacey Johnson. Jason Gainnie,
Aaron Beard, Ricky Lamberson, Brett Parker, Clay Smallwood, Brad Knox, Jim Faison, Wade Kenning-
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ITHE STAR. PORTST I. .JOE~. PL *THUlRSDAY. WRR.!iS.19


liver to the residents. Miss Joy's
class, from Faith Christian, sang
a special song In honor of Jesus'
love for several of the residents
who were unable to leave. their
rooms. Mr. Barbee and several
P.O.P.S. Club members from Port
St. Joe High School brought
smiles, good cheer and cards for


P.O.P.S. Club member, along with their sponsor Tony Barbee,
brought cheer to the nursing center residents.

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



"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
A__w : First Baptist, CIurch,
S .. 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
: Sunday School 9:45 am
Worship 11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
SEvening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting.... 7:00 pm
Gary Smith ,.Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minister of Music & Youth




t We WantY, u- To Be. ...
S Part of the Friendly Place
BIBLE STUDY 9:45 a.m. EVENING WORSHIP .. ....... 7:00 p.m.
MORNING WORSHIP........ 11:00 a.m.' WEDNESDAY...... .. 700 p.m.
CHURCH TRAINING.:.. .. : 5'45 p m.
Long Avenue Baptist Church
S1601 Long Avenue ,,
CHRIS CRIBBS MARK JONES
Interim Pastor Minister of Music


Sirst United fetfhodistiCiurchi
' 111 North 22nd St.
SMexico 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 di -12 noon CT


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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
PASTOR


Charlotte Henderson
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


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


Residents of the nursing home and guests enjoy entertainment
presented on Valentine's Day.

everyone. The interaction between their list of priorities. The resi-
young and old is always especial- dents need the love and support
ly heart-warming. Both can re- of the community and continue to
ceive so much from each other, receive it in ways that no other
The Ladles Auxiliary of John county or town could compare to.
C. Gainous Post #10069 in High-
land View served as hostesses for community
the Valentine Party. With the help mmun y
partmerit personnel and staff vol- .ospel Sing
unteers, they served delicious The monthly Community,
goodies that everyone enjoyed. Gospel Sing will, be held at High-
The auxiliary also presented land View Baptist Church at 310
long-stemmed roses and hand lo- ung Street in Highland View on
tion to the residents. February 25 beginning at 7:00
On Wednesday, February p.m.
15th, Beverly Pitts graced the fa- For more information call
cllity home sharing her musical Earl Peak at 229-6547 or High-
talents. With her family and land View Baptist Church at 227-
friends accompanying her, she 1306.
treated the residents and staff to --
an up-lifting evening that left eve- R Viv
ryone in an excited mood that"' eVVA
was still evident on the following The College Park Church of
day. Ms. Pitts remarked that God in Wewahitchka will contin-
sharing with the residents in this ue revival services through Sun-
way was making a dream come day. February 26th with Evangel-
true for her personally. She plans ist Freddie Canter and family
on gracling them with song again `from Virginia. Services are begin-
in celebration of St Patrick's Day ning at 7:00 p.m., C.S.T.
on March 17th. The public is wel- The public is cordially invited
come to attend. to attend.
The winners of the annual
Valentine Hall Sweethearts were
as follows: Dea' dine for
100 Hall ..................Annie Todd
200 Hall........... Willam Elderidge NursingR '-og fm
400 Hall............... Bessie Watson S l Ul
400 Hall...............Ruby Thomas Applicants to the Gulf Coast
Each winner was presented Community College Nursing Pro-
with a gift, a long-stemmed rose -:, gram for Fall. 1995, are reminded
and. a-poster-to-display.-onwtheir.--4tha. all...application.- procedures-.,
door. These winners are special must be completed by February
on this day, but the staff remind- 28. This includes the PAX-RN
ed the party attendees that each pre-admission examination and
one Is special to them in their interview.
own way throughout the year. Applicants should see their
The staff and residents of Bay assigned advisors to insure that
St. Joseph Care Center extend their applications packages are
their thanks to the people of Port complete. Contact Courtney
St. Joe for placing the quality of, Brooks at 872-3827. if no advisor
the lives of the residents high on has been assigned.


Lion's Tale

9Nws Column
Faith Christian School


The Lion's .Tale congratulates
,those students who are Home-
work Heroes for the first semes-
ter. This means that they did all
their homework and got their
homework pads signed each
night for those six-weeks periods.
They are: grade one, Ashlyn Park-
er; grade two. Heather Hender-
son, Jeffrey Pltts and Laura Seay;
grade three, Brittnea 'Jones;
grade four, Aaron 'Watson; grade
five, Joshua Cope, John-Patrick.
Floyd, Rachel Geoghagan, Jenny
Oksanen, Joey Peters and Renee'
Vinson; grade six, Christa Dykes,
Rebekah Peterson and Misti Wad-
dell; grade seven, Joshua Bell;
grade eight, Crystal Allyn, Ashley
Creamer, Jessica Hill, Micah Pe-
terson and Troy Phillips; grade
nine, Lee Goff and Amanda Ha-
ney. Students in grades eleven
and twelve do not participate in
the Homework Hero awards be-
cause they are exempt from keep-
ing homework assignment pads.
At Faith Christian grades sev-
en and eight have two fifty-
minute classes in language arts
each day. Mazie Stone teaches
them literature and composition,,


and Sherry Davidson teaches
r them grammar, spelling and vo-
cabulary. We would like to- hare
a few limericks from the eighth
grade class with our readers.
There was a young boy named Dan.
'Who grew up when he was a man.
He lived many years, '
Somefilled with tears,
And he died when he kicked the can.
Heather Fox
There was a man named Gubber
Who liked to eat much blubber.
He hit a wall
And bounced like a ball.,
So now they call him Rubber.
Jessica Hill
There once was a
young lady named Karen
Who hid behind doors people scarin',
But when it was night
And they turned out the light
She found she wasn't so darin'.
Ashley Creamer

The Faith Christian School
1994-95 Spelling Bee winner is
Rachel Geoghagan. The talented
fifth grader out-spelled second
place winner, Bryan Goebert, in a
close contest. Congratulations to
all who were in the competition


The Hannon

Insurance 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"


Bay St. Joseph Valentine Party


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
your life and enjoying it."
March 19th..."Stop worrying and enjoy life!"


o visit with us t

-, -ce
,;.,are


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


Bay St Joseph Care Center
experienced one of its biggest Val-
entine's celebrations ever this
year. Residents enjoyed double
the out-pouring of cards, flowers
and gifts. Children fiom several
different schools and churches
put their talents to work making
Valentine cards and treats to de-


For All of Your Publishing Needs

Call The Star 227-1278




<- New Life Christian Center Church
Sixth Street (Union Hall Building)
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
SJohnny Jenkins, Jr. Pastor
Sunday School ------ ------ ----------------------- -------- 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ---------------------,---------------------------- 1 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship----------------------------------------------------6:30 p.m.
(1st and 3rd Sunday Nights)
Wednesday Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
7 4e A.re Covenant People'



Highland View

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




E EI COA St. Cjoe sseinly of qod
309 6th Street* Port St. Joe
Sunday School......................... 10:00 arm
V 8Morning Worship Service........11:00 am
Sunday Evening Service ........... 6:30 pm
Wednesday.Bible Study............7:00 pm
JeffScalf

'Empowered by -fie Spiritt .



THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
I -7 7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
++ + Sunday School 9:45
i- ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00a.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 W worship ..............................10:00 CST
Evening W orship.................................6:30 CST
Wed. Bible Study (all ages)....:............6:30 CST






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


0 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

j? JiLt CHURCH
w m 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
'* i\ ) \ SUNDAY WORSHIP.........i........10 a.m.
.VLU V ADULT SCHOOL................................1. a.m.
I1S *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
Nursery Available
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor







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


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PAGE SB THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL 1995


1988 Ford Taurus station wagon, GL,
runs good, needs some work. $2,000
or best offer. Call 647-8714. Itp
'92 Explorer XLT 4 dr., 2 wd, loaded
with all options including leather
seats. $16,995. 647-5497 after 5:00.
2tc 2/23
1985 Silver Pontiac Parislenne; load-
ed. new tires. $3,000 or best'offer.
229-2578 after 4:00. Itp
Cftlzens Federal Savings Bank of Port
St Joe, 401 5th St., Port St. Joe, FL
(904) 227-1416, will be accepting bids'
from February. 14th, 1995 through
February 24th,'1995 on the following:
1992 Ford Taurus, loaded. 63.000
miles.
Citizens Federal reserves the right to
reject any and all bids. Itc 2/23
'94 PONTIAC GRAND AM, 2 dr., pro-
gram, warranty, like new, white, call
Becky, 229-6961. etc 2/236
'94 OLDS ACHIEVA. 14.462 ml.. pro-
gram car, low price, like new, call,
Becky, 229-6961. Itc 2/23
'94 GMC SONOMA. 16 ml.. warrantyI
remaining, nice truck, call Becky,
229-6961. Itc 2/23


'94 OLDS CIERA, 16 mi., warranty
remaining, nice truck, call Becky.
229-6961. tc 2/23,


CASH NOW BUYING
Used Cars and Trucks. Local and out-
of-state vehicles. Two locations to
serve you. Mayhann Motor, Port St.
Joe, 229-6584, Mayhann Used Cars,
Wewahitchka, 639-5810. tfc 1/5






1983 13'6" Boston Whaler Sport with,
35 hp Evinrude outboard motor.
Evinrude trolling motor. Humming-
bird fishfinder. life jackets. Harding
trailer., 2.900. 229-6338 after 5:00
p.m. 2tp 2/23
STEVE'S OUTBOARD-. SERVICE,
White City, anytime, 827-2902. ,
S. fl/5


Troy/built. Snapper, John Deere, Ku-
bota, StUhl. Hsquarvna. Sales and
Service. 1-800-834-6744.
thru 9/95




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

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

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

TLC LAWN SERVICE
"Catering to All Your Lawn Service Needs"
MOWING, EDGING, TRIMMING, SPRAYING,
FERTILIZING, WEEDING, CLEAN OUTS,
SPRINKLER REPAIR, AND LANDSCAPING'
Free Estimates
Call 229-6435 .ti 2/2


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

t,


FOR RET FORRENT ARSAGE ALES HEPANE


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
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/


dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.

Warehouses, small and large
with office. suitable for smalll
ness, 229-6200.
No need for wet carpets. Dry
them with HOST. Use room
away. Rent machine. St. Joe
ture, 227-1251. thru
Office space for rent, Main St.
2 locations. Call Abby at 639-
7.
Mobile homee like new, 14


bdrm.. 2 ba. in Highland View, $350
month. 904-576-1125 days / 904-
893-1586 evenings. 3tc 2/2


2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home in
Highland View. $250 per month. $150
deposit. No pets. 647-3264.
tfc'l/26


2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 400' off Gulf.
$475 month. Deposit required., 647-
3461 evenings., tfc 2/2

Trailer for rent, furnished, shed, mi-
crowave, TV,' W/d. very clean. 648-
4170. Itc 2/23
2 bedroom apartment ,on Woodward
Ave., $325. month,' call George at
229-8398. 2te 2/16
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


For Rent or Sale: 3 bedroom, I bath
home in Honeyville, for information
call 904-639-5804. Available March
10. tfc2/9


Homebaked goods, made to order,
cakes cookies cheese cake car-
rot cake. Excelent. Call to order,
Tina. 648-4564. 4tc 2/16

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.

STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
LIC. SER0013168 INSURED
647-8081i
ALAN STRICKLAND


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



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


Williamson's
Well Drilling & Pump Service
St. Lic. #3075
WATER FILTERS
CONDITIONERS
PURIFICATION SYSTEM
Croska Williamson P. 0. Box 1173
639-2548 tic j/9 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
Po ..J FLQIpA .. ........ 904/229-6821


For Rent: 3 bedroom furnished trailer
at Highland View. Call 227-1260.
tfc 2/23

Unfurnished 2 bdrm.. I ba. house In
Wewahltchka. New carpet, ch&a, on I 1
-acre lot, $275 month. Call Dianne'
Semmes at 1-703-455-4197 after 6
p.m. EST. 4tc 2/9
The Phantry Hotel, Rooms Private,
baths. Daily or weekly rates. 302 Reid
Ave. Port St. Joe, 229-9000. tic 2/2


Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tapper,
Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable hous-
tfc 2/2 ing for the elderly and the. handil-
capped.
, some Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy'
I bust- efficient const., 'handicapped equip-
tfe 2/2 ped apis.,, available. Stove & refrig
Slea furn., fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.,
Sclean on-site manager.
right Equal Opportunity Housing Com-
urn plex. Rent is based on income.
12/94 'This complex is funded by the Farm-
, Wewa, ers Home Administration and man-
2-336 or aged by Advisors Realty.
4te 2/2 Call 229-6353 for more Information.
7' NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
Vy70' 2 t c2/2


PINE RIDGE APTS., (904) 227-7451;
Rents starting at $245.00 per mo. AfV
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

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




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


Porch Sai- Saturday, Feb. 25, 8 till 2.
212 Tapper Dr., Ward Ridge.
Itc 2/23


Port St. Joe Lodge No. 11
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.
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. &
IThurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church, PSJ
Sunday meetings at Big Barn
Flea Market

Cooper's Home-Operated
WELDING BUSINESS
886 Hayes Ave. & Shellfish Rd. HV
No job too small, hours flexible.
Alum. & Stainless, $20 hr.,
Steel $15 hr.
21D 2/16



Avon

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


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


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


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


Yard Sale: Cape San Bias. 2 couch
sets. baby stuff, nice clothes and
more. Friday. 8-2. Rain or shine, 7 1/
2 miles out on Cape. ltp
Moving Sale: Furniture and other
Items, Saturday. Feb. 25. 8 a.m. to 2
p.m. 117 Bellamy Circle. Itp
Saturday, Feb. 25. 8:00 central time.
Clothes, books, metal detectors, etc.
105 28th St.. Mexico Beach. I tp
Moving:. 2nd house from comer Hel-
met St. & Hwy. 98. Some furniture,
call for furniture, 647-3441. Satur-
day, Feb. 25 and Sunday morning.
Itp

Yard Sale: Saturday, Feb. 25, 8.a.m..
Lots of baby items, 348 Santa Anna
St., St. Joe Beach. Itc 2/23
Garage Sale:, 230 Bay St., St. Joe
Beach. Few pieces of usable furniture'
and misc. items; Saturday, Feb. 25, 9
a.m. 2:30 p.m. Itc 2/23
Garage Sale: Saturday. Feb. 25, 9
a.m. until, 1011 Woodward Ave. Itp
Yard Sale: Friday. Feb. 25th. 8-1,
Sat, 26th. 8-12. Corner of 5th & Ca-
they Lane,Mexico Beach. Lots of.stuff.
UiP


HELPWANTE


Experienced Nail Technician needed
for first and only salon on St. George
Island. Super location. Don't miss
this opportunity Call 904-927-2604.
ask for Connie, tfe 2/23
Local church needs dependable. lov-
ing adult for child care, birth through
3 on Sunday. References required.
Call 229-8785 after 4 p.m.. 2tc 2/23
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


CNA's.needed for all shifts. Training
available. Apply in person at Bay St.
Joseph Care Center, 220 Ninth St.,
Port St. Joe. tfc 212


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-
ter 8:30. 2tc 2/16





CHILD CARE
Full Time & After School
Monday Friday
Call Lynne at 229-6727
41P 2/23

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
S* Go-Karts
229-2727
328 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe


Part-time people for some evening and
weekend work in PFort St. Joe, 912-
432-9316. tfe 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
RN's and LPN's day or night shift
available. Apply in person. Bay SL Jo-
seph Care Center, 220 9th SL, Port
St. Joe. tfc2/2
The Bay. Franklin, Gulf Healthy Start
Coalition, Inc. is expanding and seek-
ing a full time Resource Development
Specialist.
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's or
Master's degree in health service ad-
ministration; education ,or a related
field.
Documented success in grant devel-
opment and funding. Extensive expe-
rience in project coordination and ad-'
ministration. Excellent writing and
computer skills a MUST.
Base salary: $22.000. Benefits: Excel-.
lent at 39%. Design of position is ne-
gotiable..
Please submit resume to Bay. Frank-
[in. Gulf Healthy Start Coalition.
Inc.. 119 W. 5th SL. Panama Cfty. FL
32401. EOE. Application deadline:
COB 2/28/95. Itc 2/23


General omce. some bookkeeping. full
tim accounting and computer experi-
ence helpful. Mail resume to Secretar-
ial. P. 0 Box 596. Apalachicola. FL
32329. ltc 2/23
Front office clerk for motel, Apply in
person, El Governor Motel, Mexico
Beach. 9a.m. 4 p.m. CST. .
4tc2/23

Experienced cook needed at Julie's on
_Reid. Flexible hours. Apply in person
at 222 Reid Ave. tfe 2/23
Cosmetologist wanted. Rental space
available. Call 639-2677. 8:00 5:00
CST. 4tp 2/16
Top "of the Gulf Restaurant needs ex-
perienced cooks. Apply in person after
3 p.m. CST. Serious Inquiries only.
4tc2/9


Care for the elderly. Experienced
with' references, will live-in or out.
Call Pat Story, 229-2652.
.2t: 2/23


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










STT A COST. CO.
C All Types Roofing,,
30 years experience
Lic. #RB0030039. RC 0038936
"Where Quality Is Higher
: Than Price"
229-8631

een'sVldeerapftAlcs
CUSTOM PHOTOGRAPHY
for Any Occasion
Commercial Portrait- Wedding.
For Details Call
KEN HORNE- Photographer
229-8722 t2/2


JOB NOTICE
The City of Pot St. Joe will be accept-
ing applications for the following post-
tion:
TEMPORARY REFUSE
COLLECTOR $5.91/HR.
Applications and Job description may
be picked up and returned to the Mu-
nicipal Building. 305 Fifth St.. begin-
ning Thursday. Feb. 23 March 10.
1995. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Monday
S- Friday.
The City of Port ST. Joe enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an
Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Ac-
Lion Employer.
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
/s/ Jim Majoy. City Auditor/Clerk
2tc 2/23





Convection oven, new $65; antique
. kitchen table $40; word processing.
typewriter .- $150; queen. size bed,
headboard, spring, mattress, 9 draw-
er dresser, night stand, $920. 227-
1364.-: ltc 2/23
12'x40', one BR trailer. Excellent for
camp, home, or office. A/C, partially
furnished, 639-5164. Itc 2/23
Realistic key $100, 20 full size keys,
stand with ac adapter, '647-8028.
Itc 2/23

Cream color Benchcraft sofa w/queen
size bed and 2 matching recliners. Ex-
cellent condition. 8500. 647-3229.
Itp 2/23
King size waterbed, new mattress.
sheets; comforter, pillow shams in-
cluded. 229-8474 after 5:00 p.m.
Itc 2/23


Attn: Engineers. Architects. Develop-
ers. Contractors. COLT 200 BLU-RAY
PRINT MACHINE. New condition.
guaranteed. Cost $1,200, make offer
647-5142. lip 2/23


4 new wagon wheel rims. $100. Call
647-3242. ltc 2/23
Avocado colored refrigerator, $75,
matching gas stove 30". $40: 40 gal.
fish Aquarium w/stand, $50. 647-
5239. lItc 2/23


MOWING RAKING WEEDING
EDGING TRIMMING
LANDSCAPING SODDING
C.A.'s Lawn-
Service
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Jop
Beach & Port St. Joe
.I Will Work for YOU!'
Mexico Beach, FL *
(904) 648-8492 F
Lic a5455 pd Feb



iSt. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
Small Engine Repairs
Factory Warranty Center


Lawnmowers
1 Weedea,ers
Tillers .
iS Chain saws
GenetrbtQrs
.. j Pumps
. *t Engine Sol.es


706 1st St.-St. Joe
S227-2112
L- .-.-- .....-- -- -J'


Harmon's Heavy Equipment Co.
Specializing In Black Top Soil
BULL DOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS
TRACTORS DUMP TRUCKS
648-8924 or 648-5767 if no answer


Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service'

FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 410 Long Ave.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3220 tfo 1/5 Port St. Joe, FL 32456


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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TRADES and SERVICES


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 1995 PAGE 7B


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that W. H. Carr,
the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed
said certificate for a tax eed 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. 355 Year of Issuance 5/31/91
Description of Property:
LEGAL DESCRIPTION:
The Southerly Half of Lot 7, Block 2, the dividing
Line 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,
GulfCounty, Florida In Plat Book I 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, Tobwnship
7 South. Range 11 West, LESS that part of the
plat of St. Joseph's Shores reserved Tor St. Jo-
seph's Avenue.
Name In which assesed:
Eulogla M. Vicarra, 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.m. on Wednesday, the 22nd day of
March, 1995,.


A I/D


MISCFO

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.
tfc2/2

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

New day bed with deluxe mattress,
white & brass frame, including sheets
and comforter, $200. Kitchen Aide
built-in dishwasher, deluxe model w/
energy saver, $45. Ice maker 15" un-
der counter, built-in needs to be
charged. $25. 648-4611. 2tc 2/23

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


0-5 .satellite dish, 6 foot, like new,
complete w/recelver & pretty tan &
white umbrella to cover dish. $1,000.
Call 229-6324 or 229-8674.
2tc 2/23

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

Rotzler Seilwinde winch. 300 kg, .82
m/s or I yd. per sec. $200. Call 229-
8446, Bob Taylor. 2tp 2/016

Mushroom Compost, $15 yard, any-'
time, 648-5165. cow -2/9-3/23

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' ery- e r d.639-51-.74,
(Ifc-'. 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.
tfe 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 Porl SL Joe Western
Auto. Discover TOq! 227- 1105.
O tfc2/2.






Free to good home. Healthy 3 yr. old
male Australian shepherd. Needs lov-
ing family with-fenced yard. Call 639-
3262. Please leave message.
ltp 2/23


Real cute female' pup about st
months old. blonde with freckle:
needs good home. 647-8238 or 647
8728.

Puppies: 2 female American Eskimo!
1 shy, 1 outgoing. Great companion:
$100 each. (904) 648-4615.
ltp 2/2


PET BOARDING AT DOG GROOM-
ING PLUS. Come by and see our
unique "collar covers" Now carrying
leashes, harnesses, and collars. 227-
3611. ltc 2/16

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



REAL ESTAT


Large 1/2 acre + mobile home lots for
sale on private road, near Port St. Joe
High School. Owner financing, easy
terms. Call Leonard Costin, 647-
8317. 4te 2/23

12'x70' mobile home on two 75'x125'
lots at St. Joe Beach. In second block
from the beach on Coronado St.
$39,000, or one lot and mobile home
for $26,000, or one lot for $16,000.
229-6338 after 5:00 p.m. 2tp 2/23

3 bdrm., 2 ba. home on corner lot.
Nice neighborhood, convenient to
schools. Approx. 1,500 sq. ft. ch&a,
fp, privacy fence, sprinkler system,
work shop, $79,500. 503 22nd St.
227-7377. 2tp 2/23

Lot 18 in Creekwood 1st addition
along Hwy. 386, 1/2 acre lot more or
less, with approved septic system,
$9,000. Free boat launch on Wetappo
Creek. Will consider contract with lowv
or no down: payment.
Contact Dick Arnott, 904-648-8037
or 219-866-8140 or Corky Barker,
904-648-8125. 3tp 2/23

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


ix
s,


It's Free!
Interested?
Find this guy -4
somewhere in this
newspaper!


2k1 ~


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

429 Gulf, St. JoeBeach, 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. ,'4tp2/16

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

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

"Handyman Special", 3 bdrm., 2
bath shell house, beautiful '1/2 acre.
C-30 south Cape San Bias area. Rea-
sonably priced. Financing available.
227-7506. tfc 2/2


Home for Sale: 1408 Long Ave. 3
bdrm., 1 baI Ig. 'liv.. dining, large
den; ceramic tile bath & dining new
roof, sprinkler system front lawn,
York central air & heat 2 yrs. 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. .c Uc2/2
L1.


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. Dead Lakes Pk,
647-3581. tfc.2/2

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

1029 McClellan Ave.. PSJ. for Sale
by Owner: Completely remodeled. 3
bdrm. (1 'sn., 1 bath, Fla. rm., new
roof, carpet, cen. ac/h. wiring, plumb-
ing, 'etc. Well w/auto. sprinkler sys-
tem, fenced in backyard, reduced to
$54.000 obo. By appt. only. 229-
6861. -' tfe 2/2'

1/2 acre lot with septic tank. $9.500.
Overstreet Road. Owner financing.
227-2020. ask for Billy. tic 2/2


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


s,


I ANED:


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-
ments for upcoming auctions. Wade
Clark Auctions, 229-9282. Bus.
#AB1239, AU 1737, AU 1743. 4te 2/2







AUCTION

Storage units, 5 packed full
Sat., Feb. 25, 10 a.m., 4th &
Garrison Ave., Port St. Joe.
TV's, VCR, tools, refrig., wash-
er & dryer, dressers, exercise
equipment, beds, lots of box-
esl Nice items! Owners may
redeem up to sale day.


Wqade Cfark


AUCTIONS

Co( Wae aund Paula Cark.

904-229-9282
Bus. Lie, #,iBOOO 1239
Auc. ,c. #AU 1737
Auc.UCe. AU1743 1tc 2/23


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.

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9495-23
The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sioners 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 indicate 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., ES.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
2tc Feb. 16 and 23, 1995.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
THE NEW HOPE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH OF WEWAHITCHKA,
FLORIDA.
Plaintiff,
CASE NO. 94-347 CA
THE ESTATE OF SHEP FREEMAN, JR., et al,
Defendants.
/
NOTICE OF ACTION.
TO: DANIEL FREEMAN, If alive, and If deceased,
his 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 ARE NOTIFIED that an acdton to quiet
tlle on the following described property 1ii
Gulf County. Florida. to wiL
Commence at the Southwest comer of
Section 14, Township 4 South, Range 10
West. and run iorth 89-58 26' east along
the South line of said Section 14 for
1006 71 leel: thence north 00'01 34" west
for 205.24 feet to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING: thence south 89:5826 west for
230.59 feet to the Easterly nght-of-way
S line of the Freeman Rouse Road; said
point being on a curve concave westerly
hving a central angle of 2128'34" and a
radius of 570.39 feet; thence northeasterly
along the Easterly right-ol-way line ofsaid
Freeman Rouse Road for a, arc of 213.80
feec thence leaving said Easterh right-of-'
way and run north 89:5826' east for
197.77 feet;.thence south'00*01'34" 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 parties claiming by,
through, uhder 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, devisees, 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. devisees, 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 PAT"1ON. LONNIE C. FREEMAN. ViC.-
--ORY.-FREEMANE-MARI 'A-"APREEMAN-BBtON:
D- ONALD FREEMAN, JOHNNIE FREEMAN
SHINDES..LUCILLE FREEMAN HUMP-REY. PERAL
FREEMAN HARRIS: and FLETCHER FREEMAN. If
alive, and if deceased. his spouse LOTInE FREE-
MAN, and his heirs, desisees, grantees, creditors
and all other parties claiming 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 SYBILIA
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 ELISHA FREEMAN, If
alive, and if deceased, his unknown spouse, if
alive, and all other parues claiming by; through,
under or against -them; and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it
onCharles 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 Petition.
DATED this 9th.day of February; 1995.
BENNY C. LISTER
Clerk of Circuit Court
by.'/s/ Tonya Knox.
Deputy Clerk


2tc, February 16 and 23. 1995.

INVITATION TO BID'
Sealed proposals sill be received in the office
o'f the City Clerk 305 Fifth Stree Prin St. Joe,
Florida undl 4 30 p.m.. March 6. 1995. for the ac-
quisiuoi. of GIS sol'oare 'or the City of Fort St.
Joe, Florida, as outlined in the specifications per-
taining thereto.
SSpecifications and bid documents may be
obtained from the City Clerk's Office, 305 Fifth
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, telephone (904)
229-8261, Monday through Friday, between 8:00
a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Bids will be publicly opened
and read at the City Commission meeting, March
7, 1995, in the City Commission Chambers, City
Hall, 305 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida. The
City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all
bids, or to select the Bid felt to be in the best inter-
est of the City.
/s/ Jim Maloy, MPA
City Auditor-Clerk
Publish: February 23, 1995.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
INRE:
The Marriage of SHARON HENNING NAIMO, Wife
and NICHOLAS NAIMO, Husband
NOTICE OF SUIT
TO: NICHOLAS NAIMO. whose last known address
was 514 3rd Street, Union City, New Jersey
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
for Dissolution of Marriage has been filed against
you and you are require to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any to It on JANICE COGBURN
SCHEFFER, Attorney for Petitioner, whose address
is P. 0. Box 1059, Port.St. Joe, Florida 32456; and
file the original with the Clerk of the above-styled
Court on or before the 27th day of March, 1995;
otherwise, a Jqdgement may be entered against
you for the relief demanded In the Petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on
the 17th day of February, 1995.
BENNY LISTER, CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Tonya Knox. Deputy Clerk
4tc. February 23 & March 2, 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 a permit to Mr. Ron Kronenberger, Department
of Corrections, 3841-C Killearn Court, Tallahas-
see, Florida 32308 to fill wetlands adjacent to
Stonemill Creek for construction of a correctional
facility.
Persons whose substantial interests are af-
fected .by the Department's proposed permitting
decision may petition for an administrative deter-
mination (hearing) In accordance with Section
403,087, Florida Statutes. The petition must con-
form to' the requirements of Florida Administrative
Code Chapters 62-103 and 28-5 and must be filed
(received) In the Department's Office of General


I PUBLIC NOTICES I I


Counsel, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Flor-
ida 32399-2400, within fourteen (14) days of pub-
lication of this notice. Failure to file a petition
within the fourteen (14) days constitutes a waiver
of any right such person has to an administrative
determination (hearing) pursuant to Section
120.57, Florida Statutes.
The petition shall contain the following infor-
mation; (a) The name, address and telephone num-
ber of each petitioner, the applicant's name and
address, the Department Permit File Number and
the county in which the project is proposed; (b) A
statement of how and when each petitioner re-
ceived notice of the Department's action or pro-
posed action; (c) A statement of how each petition-
er's substantial Interests are affected by the
Department's action or proposed action; (d) A
statement of the material facts disputed by peti-
tioner, if any: (e) A statement of facts which peti-
tioner contends warrant reversal or modification of
the Department's action or proposed action; (1) A
statement of which rules or, statutes petitioner
contends require reversal or modification of the
Department's action or proposed action; and (g) A
statement of the relief sought by petitioner, stating
precisely the action petitioner wants the Depart-
ment to take with respect to the Department's ac-'
tion or proposed action.
If a petition Is filed, the administrative hear-
ing process is designed to formulate agency action.
Accordingly, the Department's final action may be
different from the proposed 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 Administrative Hearings, Department of
Administration, 1230 Apalachee Parkway. Talla-
hassee, Florida 32399-1500. If no hearing officer
has been assigned, the petition is to be filed with
the Department's Office of General Counsel;. 2600
Blair Stone 'Road,- Tallahassee, Florida 32399-
2400. Failure to petition to Intervene within the al-
lowed time frame constitutes a waiver of any right
such' person has to request a hearing under Sec-
tion 120.57, Florida Statutes.
The application is available for Inspection
Monday through Friday except for legal holidays,
8:00 am. to 5:00 p.m., at 160 Governmental Cen-
ter, Pensacola, Florida 32501-5794.
Itc, February 23, 1995.

PROJECT NUMBER 06001
DALKEITH RECREATIONAL PARK
WATER SYSTEM INSTALLATION
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
Preble-Rish, Inc. will receive sealed bids
from any qualified person, company or corporation
Interested In constructing the following project:
DALKEITH RECREATIONAL PARK
WATER SYSTEM INSTALLATION
Plans and specifications can be obtained by
calling Preble-Rish, Inc., 326 Reid Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456, (904) 227-7200. Costs for
plans and specifications will be $50.00 per set and,
'is non-refundable. Checks should be made pay-
able to Preble-Rish. Inc.
Bids will be received until 2Q00 p.m.. East-
ern Tlme, March 3. 1995, at Preble-Rish, Inc., 326
Reid Avenue, Port St Joe, Florida 32456, and will
be opened and read aloud on March 3. 1995. at
2:15 l..,. Eastern Time. ALL BIDS SHOULD BE
SEALED AND MARKED "DAULEITH RECREA-
TIONAL PARK".
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 to Bidders. Sureties used for obtaining
bonds must appear as acceptable according to the
Department of Treasury Circular 570.
IN PARTICULAR BIDDERS SHOULD NOTE
THE REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS AND CERTIFICA-
TIONS TO BE EXECUTED AND SUBMITTED WITH
THE FORM OF BID PROPOSAL.
ltd. February 23, 1995.

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9495-20
The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sioners of Gulf County, Florida will receive sealed
bids from any qualified person, company, or corpo-
ration interested In constructing the following pro-
ject:
1995 ROAD PAVING PROGRAM
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
Plans and specifications can be obtained by
calling Preble-Rish, Inc., 326 Reid Avenue, Port St


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9495-25
The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sioners of Gulf County, Florida will receive sealed-
bids from any, person, company, or corporation In-
terested In providing to Gulf County the following:
TWO (2) NEW LECO 1600 BOA SPRAY MOTORS
Specifications are:
1. 16 h.p. Industrial Commercial electric
start gasoline engine
2. 250 c.f.m. rotary, positive displacement
blower.
3. Discharge assembly constructed of all
nylon and stainless steel.
4. All lines, wiring and fittings are provid-
edfor complete Installation.
5. ULV head assembly capable of produc-
ing at least 90% of the particles less
than 20 microns In diameter with In-
stant cut off.
6. A piston type chemical pumping system
with carbide piston and sleeve, Teflon
check valves, and all stainless steel
body, belt driven from the engine shaft.
7. Solenoid valve for instant chemical cut-
offby included remote in cab control.
Further information on this bid can be ob-
tained from the Gulf County Mosquito Control of-
fice, 1001 10th Street, Port St. Joe, FL between the
hours of 8:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m., E.S.T. Monday -
Friday (904) 227-1401.
Delivery date must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver unit
on specifed date will be set at $25.00 per day.
Please Indicate 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.,
on Tuesday, March 14, 1995, at the Gulf County
Clerk's Office. 1000 5&i- Sueet P.rtStStJoe, FL
32456. The Bo'ard re-enes the night to reject any.


JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor


Joe, Florida 32456. Telephone (904) 227-7200.
They 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.S.T.,
on Tuesday, March 14, 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, March 14, 1995, at 6:15 p.m.,
E.S.T. The Board reserves the right to reject any
and all bids.
Cost for Plans and Specifications will be
$150.00 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: /as/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk of Courts
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BY: /s/ Michael L. Hammond, Chairman *
Attest- /s/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk of Courts
2tc, February 23 and March 2, 19665.

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9495-24
The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sioners of Gulf County, Florida will receive sealed
bids from any person, company, or corporation In-
terested In providing to Gulf County the following:
AMBULANCE FOR WEWA
AMBULANCE SERVICE
Specifications can be obtained at the Gulf
County Clerk's office, 1000 5th St., Port St. Joe,
FL 32456. (904) 229-6113 / FAX (904) 229-6174.
Delivery date must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver unit
on the specified date will be set at $25.00 per day.
Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m., E.S.T.'
on Tuesday, March 14, 41995, in the Gilf County
Clerk's Office, 1000 5th St., Port Et. 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 Court
2tc, February 23 and March 2, 1995.


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[Gulf County Commission Minutes ]


The Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sioners met in regular session on January
24, 1995 with the following members
present: Chairman Michael L. Hammond,
and Commissioners Warren J. Yeager, Billy
E. Traylor, Nathan Peters, and Jessie V.
Armstrong.
Others present were: County Attorney Bar-
bara Sanders, Clerk Benny C. Lister, Depu-
ty Clerk Debbe Wibberg, Administrator R.
Larry Wells, Emergency Management Coor-
dinator Marshall Nelson, Planning/
Building Director Don Butler, Building In-
spector Richard Combs, Solid Waste Direc-
tor.Joe Danford, Road Department Super-
intendent Bob Lester, Veteran Services
Officer Bo Williams, Maintenance Superin-
tendent Joe Bearden and Interim Sheriff
Coats.
The meeting was called to order at 6:04
p.m.. EST.
Administrator R. Larry Wells opened the
meeting with prayer and Chairman Michael
L. Hammond led the pledge of allegiance to
the flag.
RECEIVE BIDS (#9495-12) STORM
DAMAGE REPAIR HWY 22A AND OLD
BAY CITY RD.
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed
bids for storm damage repair on Highway
22A and Old Bay City Road, the Board re-
ceived the following bids: C.W. Roberts
Contracting, Inc. $128,888.88; Panhandle
Grading & Paving Inc. $165,000.00; Gulf
Asphalt Corporation 4136,000.00; Florida
Asphalt Paving Company $139,841.74.
The Board tabled these bids for further re-
view and recommendation by County-Engi-
neer Ralph Rish, Road Department Super-
intendent Bob Lester and Administrator R.
LarryWells.
RECEIVE BIDS (#9495-13) 1 NEW SWB
COMPACT P/U (BUILDING DEPART-.
MENT)
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed
bids for a new compact P/U for the Gulf
County Building Department, the Board re-
ceived the following bids: Ocala Motors -
$9,628.15 (1994 Ford Ranger); Tommy
Thomas Chevrolet $11,073.28 (1995 Che-
vy P/U); Cook-Whitehead Ford $9,587.00
plus tax (1994 Ford Ranger).
The Board tabled these bids for further re-
view and recommendation by Planning/
Building Director Butler and Building In-
spector Richard Combs.
CONSENT AGENDA
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioner Armstrong. and'
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
consent agenda. Consent Agenda Items Ap-
proved: A. Minutes January 10, 1995 -
Regular Meedng: B. Invoices a.,Ketchum,
Wood & Burgenrt Autopsies, Cert. -
$2,445.20 (Payment to be made from Medi-'
cal Examiner); b. Judicial Order St. vs.
Messick. Atty. Fees $413.08 (Payment to
be made, from Public Defender); c. Judicial
Order St. vs. WVyatt, Dr. Zumarraga -
$250.00 (Payment to be made from public
defender): d. Judicial Order St. vs. Russ,
Dr. Zummaraga $250.00 (Payment to be
made from public defender).
PRIVATE INDUSTRY COUNCIL FREIDA
SHEFFIELD
Ms. Freida Sheffield of the Private Industry
Council addressed the Board on the actvil-
ties of the Job Training Partnership Act
and the Private Industry Council. She stat-
ed that the JIPA program -had been very
successful during the Flood Disaster Pro-
ject. She also discussed the success in Bay,
County of the JTPA Summer Youth Em-
ployment and Training Program and the
possibility of incorporating a similar pro-
gram in Gulf County. She requested the
Board's 'assistance in requesting funding
from the State for the Private Industry'
Council's Employment and Training Pro-
grams. The Board stated they would adopt
a resolution to send to the State Represen-
tatives. Mr. Wells was directed by the
Board to draft a resolution.
FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES
JIM PARRISH
Mr. Jim Parrish of the FL Association of
Counties addressed the Board on the Small
County Technical Assistance Services Pro-
gram and that will be presented in the
1994-95 year. He encouraged the Board to
attend any of the programs that are provid-
ed by the SCTAS, because they are provid-
ed at no cost to Counties with a population
under 50.000. He also discussed the cap
placed on the Department of Environmen-
tal Protection regarding water management
permit fees. The Board thanked Mr. Parrish
for his discussion.
APALACHEE REGIONAL PLANNING
COUNCIL MARIAH HUTCHINS
Ms. Marlah Hutchins of the Apalachee Re-
gional Planning Council addressed the
Board on the Hazard Mitigation Grant Pro-
gram. Ms. Hutchins stated that this pro-
gram works closely with local governments
to plan short and long-term post-disaster
redevelopment strategies. She stated that
this is a matching grant and that the
County would have to match 25oj of the
grant. After discussion, the Board thanked
Ms. Hutchins for her presentation.
HIGHLAND VIEW WATER SYSTEM STU-
.ART WYLE
Mr. Stuart Wyle of Highland View ad-
dressed the Board about the problems with
'the water tank and. after pressure. Plan.
ning/Building Director Butler stated that
they cannot pump water Into the tank dur'-
ing the day but that the water pressure,
which causes some of the problems, was
being worked on. Mr. Wyle also asked when
everyone -would be notified of their new
house number. Emergency Management
Coordinator Nelson stated that he had re-
quested the assistance of the Highland
View Fire Department and that they would
be distnbuting the packets within the next
few weeks.
INVOICE SHERIFF DAVID HARVEY /
BUDGET AMENDMENT
Clerk Lister presented an invoice in the
amount of $60.00 from Sheriff David Har-
vey for housing a Gulf County prisoner.
Commissioner Traylor motioned to amend.
the budget by reducing the Fine and Forfei-
ture Fund Reserve for Contingencies
$60.00 and increasing the Fine and Forfei-
ture Fund- Detention and Corrections -
Room and Board Out-of County $60.00.
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion
and the motion passed unanimously.
Ipon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
,ond by Commissioner Traylor, and Unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed to pay.an in-
voice in the amount of $60.00 from Sheriff
David Harvey for the housing of a Gulf
County prisoner.
INVOICE DR. HARRY MCCLAREN (ST.
VS. WYATT) JUDICIAL ORDER
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Armstrong, and
unanimous vote, the Board agreed to table
an invoice' from Dr. Harry McClaren in the
amount of $750.00 for a forensic psycho-
logical evaluation of Olden Wyatt.
PAY REQUEST C.W. ROBERTS CON-
TRACTING, INC. (1994 ROAD PAVING
PROGRAM)
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioner Yeager, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved a re-


quest from C.W. Roberts Contracting, Inc.
in the amount of $26,578.80 for the 1994
Road Paving Program. It was noted that
payment would be made from the Secon-
dary Road and Bridge Fund.
RESOLUTION 95-02 CHAMBER OF
COMMERCE
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board adopted a resolution
from the Chamber of Commerce requesting
budgeted funds from the County. The
Board also accepted an agreement from the
Chamber of Commerce for delivery of mo-
nies ($18,500.00) budgeted and approved
by the Board. A copy of Resolution No. 95-


02 is on file in Clerk's office.
GRANT COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK
GRANT FOR THE ASSOCIATION OF RE-
TARDED CITIZENS
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved the CDBG
Grant application for the Gulf County Asso-
ciation for Retarded Citizens in the amount
of $6,329.00.
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION RD. DEPT. SOIL CON-
TAMINATION SITE
Administrator Wells stated that he had re-
ceived notification from the Department of
Environmental Protection that the soil con-
tamination site at the Gulf County Road
Department would be eligible for a reim-
bursement grant of up to $300,000 of al-
lowable costs, less a $30,000 deductible,
under the Florida Petroleum Liability and
Restoration Insurance Program. The Board
stated that they were very pleased with the
assistance from the State.,
FEMA DOC WHITFIELD ROAD
Emergency Management Director Wells
noted that FEMA had denied the request to
repair the storm damage on Doc Whitfield
Road. He stated that he and County Engi-
neer Rish would appeal this decision.
UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION
FORMER EMPLOYEE TOMMY SKIPPER
County Attorney Barbara Sanders stated
that she Is awaiting additional information
about Tommy Skipper's length of employ-
ment with the County and JTPA before ad-
dressing the request for payment of bene-
fits by the FL Department of Labor and
Security.
RESOLUTION NO. 95-03 OAK GROVE
RIGHT-OF-WAY, ABANDONMENT OF
PROPERTY
Upon recommendation .by County Attorney
Sanders, Commissioner Yeager motioned to
advertise a notice of. public hqartng on. the'
abandonment of a road In Oak Grove Sub-
division and to adopt resolution No. 9503
abandoning a right of way in the Oak Grove
area. Commissioner Armstrong seconded
the motion and the motion passed unani-
mously. A copy of resolution is on file in
Clerk's office.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION PROGRAM -
ORDINANCE
County Attorney Sanders stated that she is
awaiting an example; copy.,of an ordinance
regarding the Deferred Compensation Pro-
gram for Gulf County and will draft an ordl-
nance for the Board's approval within the
nearfuture..
ORDINANCE- FALSE 911 CALLS (PENAL-
TY) -. .:
County Attorney Sanders stated she need-
ed additional information before the final
preparation' of the Ordinance regarding
false, 911 calls.
ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A UNI-
FORM PROPERTY NUMBERING SYSTEM
IN GULF COUNTY
Upon discussion by' Chairman Hammond,
Commissioner Yeager motioned to change
'the penalty in proposed Ordinance 95-01
from a criminal, to a civil penalty. Commis-
sioner Traylor seconded the motion for dis-
cussion. Mr. Traylor stated that it was nec-
essary for every house to have a number in
order to effectively assist an individual dur-
ing an emergency. After discussion, the mo-
tion passed unanimously.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS DENTAL INSU-
RANCE PROGRAM
Upon recommendation by County Attorney
Sanders, Commissioner Traylor motioned
to advertise for bids for dental insurance
for county employees. Commissioner Yeag-
er seconded the motion and the motion
r passed unanimously. It was noted that this
program was sanctioned by the Board but
that the employees would be entirely re-
sponsible for payment of the dental cover-
age.
WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION SETTLE-
MENT VINCE TAYLOR
County Attorney Sanders stated that she
had received notification that the proposed
settlement for County Employee Vince Tay-
lor worker's compensation claim .."is
$50,000.00 and $8,250.00 for his attorney.
She noted that the Board had (10) ten days
to voice any objections to this settlement.
The Board stated that they had no objec-
tions. Commissioner Traylor motioned that
upon settlement of the worker's compensa-
tion claim for Vince Taylor, all employment
ties will be severed immediately between
the County and Mr. Taylor Commissioner
Yeager seconded the motion and the mo-
tion passed unanimously.
SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT COUNTY
SIGNS .. ,'.: : .. ,.
Solid Waste Director Danford stated that
he had received an estimate in the amount
of $2.900.00 from P.R.I.D.E. for the'"Wel-
come to Gulf County" signs. County Attor-
ney Sanders stated it was not necessary to
go out for bids, since It was being pur-
chased from the State (P.R.I.D.E.).
BUCKHORN PERMIT PREBLE-RISH,
INC ,
Solid Waste Director Danford stated that
he had received the proposal, that had
been previously approved,, from Preble-
Rish. Inc. in the amount of $6.500.00, for
the Closure Renewal Permit for the Buck-
horn Landfill. He stated that Preble-Rish
will complete the necessary forms but that
the geotechincal work' and survey, if re-
quired, would be the responsibility of the
County., '
GROUNDWATER MONITORING
Solid Waste Director Danford noted .that
Preble-Rish, Inc. had performed the annual
analysis 'of ground water 'samples in the
past and asked if they had any objections
for them to proceed with this project. The'
Board stated that they had no objections to
Preble-Rish. Inc. continuing to perform this
service.
CONTRACT- WATER SPIGOT
Solid Waste Director Danford requested the
Board's permission to seek renewal of the
contract with Water Spigot for collecting
and testing samples from the monitoring
wells at the Gulf County Landfills. The
Board had no objections.
SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT PUR-
CHASE (2) COMPUTERS
Solid Waste Director Danford stated that
he had purchased (2) two computers, at
state contract price, for the total amount of
$2,494.00, to be used in the Solid Waste
Department.
SMALL QUANTITIES GENERATOR -
GRANT
Solid Waste Director Danford discussed a
meeting he had with Small Quantities Haz-
ardous Waste Generator Program Manager,
Glen Pearagen. He stated that they dis-
cussed a grant program that is available to
small counties and how the County could
utilize this program. He noted that he
would do what he could to acquire the
funds for Gulf County.
The meeting recessed at 7:40 p.m., EST.
The meeting reconvened at 8:08 p.m., EST.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINA-
TOR EMS GRANT
Emergency Management Coordinator Nel-
son reported that the County had received


an emergency medical services (EMS)
matching grant in the amount of
$8,436.20, with the County providing
$2,812.07 in matching funds. He noted
that this grant would assist in the training
of dispatchers for the 911 system.
ORDINANCE 95-01 ESTABLISHING A
UNIFORM PROPERTY NUMBERINS SYS-
TEM
Upon request by Emergency Management-
il11 Coordinator Nelson and the 911 Com-
mittee, Commissioner Yeager motioned that
any monies received from the fines as stip-
ulated in Ordinance 95-01, lie applied to
funding the 911 budget. Commissioner Pe-
ters seconded the motion and the motion


passed unanimously.
911 COMMITTEE STREET NAMING
:Jpon recommendation by the 911 Commit-
:ee, Commissioner Traylor motioned to ap-
)rove the street names as submitted by the
11 Committee. Commissioner Yeager sece
nided the motion and the motion passed
unanimously.
mORT ST. JOE AREA Abandon names of
roads in the McClellen/Dickens Subdivi-
sion: King Street, Jefferson Street, Bay
Street, Beacon Avenue, Alma Avenue,
Washington Avenue, Jeffrey Drive (Map
68C) to Venus Drive, Jeffrey Drive (Map
68C) to Saturn Drive, No name #1(Map 67)
to Arena Road, Niles Road (Map 69B) to
Madison Street, No name #1 (Map 69B) to'
Liberty Manor Circle, Street in front of Li-
brary to Library Drive
SEASHORE SUBDIVISION Alabama Court
(Map 16D) to Windsong Court
HIGHLAND VIEW Abandon Scallop Ave- .
nue (Map 49B)
OVERSTREET No Name #1 (Map 42) to
Harley Davidson Drive, No Name #1 (Map
41) to Indian Summer Road, Pintail Street
(map 14B) to Quarter Horse Street
JONES HOMESTEAD West Rutlerford to
Airport Road, No Name #1 (Map 69C)-to-':,
Flour Mill Street, No Name #1 (map 70) to
Ponderosa Pines Drive, No Name #2 (Map
70) to Cessna Drive m I
SIMMONS BAYOU-No Name #1 (Map 52A)
to Tomahawk Avenue, No Name #2 (Map
52A) to Scallop Circle. ,:
MONEY BAYOU Palm Drive (Map 72C) to
Money Bayou Drive
CAPE SAN BLAS Abandon Gulf Drive in
the Boardwalk Subdivision (Map 35)
Cape Avenue (Map 35D) to Boardwalk Ave-
nue, No Name #l (Map 4) to Cabin Road,
No Name #10 (Map 5A) to Shop Road. No
Name '#1 (Map 6A) to Hibiscus Drive, No
Name #4 (Map 18C) to Eastwind Drive, No
Name #5 (Map 18C)'to Westwind Drive, No
Name #6 (Map 1 8C to Windy Lane
SAN BIAS BAY AREA No Name' #1 (Map
54C) to Dee Place, No Name #2 (Map 54C)
to Ski Breeze Circle, No Name #3 (Map
54C) to Rainbow Drive
INDIAN PASS No Name #1 (Map 108) to
Sandy Lane, No Name #2 (Map 108) to Juii
Do Court
. GULF CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE New
Road (Map 74) to Hunt Lane
WINONA GARDEN SUBDIVISION AND AN-
DEORA PARK SUBDIVISION Abandon all
road names in Winona and Andeora. Gar-
den Subdivision
Lawrence Road,, Seminole, Road, Draper,
Rqad, ,Lewis Road, Pierson Road
DALKEITI- AREA Chipola Drive (Map
132D) to Woodley Drive. Lister Landing
Road (Map 132D) to Fairview Road. No
Name #1 (Map 132C) to PFeldcrest Lane. No
Name #1 (Map 132B) to Ridgecrest Lane,.
No Name #2 (Map 132B) to Bentwood Lane,
No Name # 1 to Shady Drive I I
BURGESS CREEK North Street (Map
114B) to Birch Street, Magnolia Avenue
(Map 14B) to Poplar Avenue
TRANSFER LANDING ROAD AREA No
Name #1 (Map 94D) to' Mulberry Lane, No
Name #2 (Map 94D) to Pearl Lane, Oak
Street (Map 94D) to Ivy Street, Magnolia
Drive IMap 112C) to Lawnview Drive, No
Name N1 (Map 112C) to Hammock Lane,
First Street (Map 112C) to Tanglewood
Street, Second Street (Map 112C) to Hazel-
wood Street, Third Street (Map 112C) to
Greenwood Street, Fourth Street (Map
I 12C) to Englewood Street, Fifth Street.
(Map 112C) Briarwood Street
HONEYVILLE No Name #2 (Map 113C) to
Fort Place, No Name # (Map 95D) to Saw-
mill Road, No Name #1 (Map 113C) to Pet
Patch Road
911 SYSTEM 911PACKETS .
Emergency Management-91 Coordinator
Nelson slated that he had begun the distri-
bution. of 911 packets throughout the
County. p
911 SYSTEM REQUEST FOR MAPS/
CITY OF WEWAHBTCHKA
Emergency Management-911 Coordinator
Nelson stated he has requested maps from,
the City of Wewahitchka to assist him to
verify the names of the roads Wewahltchka'
for the 911I system.
911 SYSTEM MATCHING HOUSE NUM-
BERS TO TELEPHONE NUMBERS -_
Emergency Management-911 Coordinator
Nelson noted that he had requested that
St. Joe Telecommunications match house
numbers with telephone numbers for the
City of Port St. Joe to assist the 911 sys- -
tem.
SELLING MAPS,:
Due to requests by FL Power and St. Joe,
Natural Gas. Emergency Management-911
Coordinator Nelson' stated that he would
sell copies of the 911 maps for $5.00 (blue-
linel and $10.00 (mylar). The Board had no
objections.
ROAD DEPARTMENT PURCHASE OF'
SINGLE-WING LAWN MOWER
Upon request by Road Department Super-'
intendent Lester, Commissioner Peters mo-
tioded to allow the Road Department to
purchase a single-wing lawn mower at the
State contract price of $4.490.00. Commis-
sioner Yeager seconded the motion and the
motion passed unanimously.,
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS STRIPING FOR
COUNTY ROADS
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor;'
second by Commissioner Yeager, arid
unanimous vote, the Board agreed to ad-
vertise for bids to contract for road striping
services within the County on an "as need-
ed basis". The Board requested that Road
Department Superintendent Lester provide
the specifications.
ROAD DEPARTMENT NEW EQUIP.
MENT/BUDGET AMENDMENT
Road Department Superintendent Lester
discussed his new equipment budget and
the need for additional funds in this pattic-
ular budget. After discussion. Commission-
er Traylor motioned to reduce the General
Fund Reserve for Contingencies
$15,000.00 and increase the General Fund
County Road and Bridge Equipment
$15,000.00. Commissioner Yeager second-
ed the motion and the motion passed
unanimously.
ESTABLISHING ANOTHER WORK CREW
FOR THE COUNTY
After discussion about the need for another
inmate work crew in the County, Commis-
sioner Traylor motioned to create a Prison
Crew Foreman position through the Main-
tenance Department. Commissioner Yeager
seconded the motion and the motion
passed unanimously., It was noted that the
position would be posted in dal of the de-
partments for(5) five days and that any ap-
plicant for this position must be certified by
the State.
SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT/BUDGET
AMENDMENT
Upon request by Interim Sheriff Coats,
Commissioner Traylor motioned to amend
the budget by reducing the Fine and Forfei-
ture Fund Reserve for Contingencies
$30,000.00 and increasing the Fine and
Forfeiture Fund Law Enforcement
$20,000.00 and Detention and Corrections
$10,000.00, contingent upon the County
Attorney's reviewing the Florida Statutes
and determining whether payment can be
made in one lump sum or in monthly Incre-


ments. Commissioner Yeager seconded the
motion and the motion passed unanimous-
ly.
.SHIP PROGRAM REQUESTING CONTIN-
UED SUPPORT BY LEGISLATURES OF
SHIP PROGRAM
SHIP Administrator Williams presented a
letter to be sent to State Representative
Trammell and State Senator Thomas re-
questing their continued support for the
SHIP Program throughout the State of Flor-
ida. The Board had no objections to this
letter.


SHIP PROGRAM LETTERS OF ELIGI-
BILITY
SHIP Administrator Williams discussed let-
ters he had sent to various Individuals noti-
oyrng them of their eligibility or ineligibility
for rehabilitation grants from the SHIP Pro-
gram.
PLANNING/BUILDING DEPARTMENT
VARIANCE REQUEST
Upon recommendation by the Planning De-
velopment Review Board, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to grant a variance to Mr.
Richard Henderson in the wetland protec-
tion zone in the Stone Mill Creek area.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion
and the motion passed unanimously.
COMP PLAN AMENDMENT 92-01
The Board had no objections to Planning/
Building Butler negotiating with the De-
partment of Community 'Affairs regarding
the Comprehensive Plan.
MAPPING COMMITTEE
Planning/Building Director Butler dis-
cussed the meeting of the Mapping Com-
mittee and the various mapping needs of
each individual on the committee. He also
discussed a scope of work submitted by
Preble-Rish, Inc., for the entire mapping
project. Upon recommendation by Plan--
ning/Building Director Butler, .Commis-
sioner Travylor motioned to proceed with the
total scope of work from Preble-Rish, Inc.,
for the Gulf County mapping project at a
cost of $44,000.00. Commissioner Arm-
strong seconded the motion and the motion
passed unanimously. It was noted by Mr.
Butler that he would need additional meet-
ings with the Mapping Committee and
Preble-Rilsh, Inc.
AWARD BID #9495-13 'NEW SWB COM-
PACT P/U (BUILDING DEPARTMENT)
Upon recommendation by Building. Depart-
ment Inspector Combs, Commissioner Pe-
ters motioned to accept the low bid from
'Cook-Whitehead Ford in the amount of
$9,587.00 plus tag for a 1994 Ford Ranger
for the Building Departmenl. It was noted
that the Building Department would pay
one-half of the purchase price from their
94-95 budget.I I ..
AWARD BID #9495-12 STORM DAMAGE
REPAIR HWY. 22A AND OLD BAY CITY
ROAD
Upon recommendation by Administrator.
Wells, Commissioner Peters motioned to
award bid #9495-12 for the storm damage
repair on Hwy. 22A and Old Bay City Road.
to low bidder, C.W. Roberts Contracting.
Inc.. in the amount of $128.888.88. It was
noted that Count), Engineer Rish is going
to work with the FEMA representative and
contractor to resolve the funding of the pro-
ject. Commissioner Armstrong seconded
the motion and the motion passed unani-
mously. It was noted that this project
would be funded by FEMA funds.
COUNTY EMPLOYEE CATHY COINS -
TRANSFER TO SOLID WASTE DEPART-
MENT
Upon request by Solid Waste Director Dan-
ford; Commissioner Peters motioned to
transfer employee Cathy Collins from the
Road Department to the Solid Waste De-
partment. Commilsioner Traylor seconded
the motion anrid the motion passed unani-
mously. It was noted that Ms. Collins was
agreeable with this transfer.
DAIZEITH DRAINAGE DITCH SURVEY
County Engineer Rish stated that he had
received (2) two bids for surveying on the
Dalkelth Drainage Ditch and that S.M.
Marley and Associates was the low bidder
at $3.760.00. He stated that his firm would
hire "low bidder." S.M. Marley and that the
work would be done under the direction of
Preble-Rish, Inc.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS OVERSTREET
BOAT RAMP
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioner Armstrong, and
unanimous vote, the Board agreed to ad-
vertise for bids for the construction of the
Overstreet Boat Ramp. It was noted that
this project would be funded by the Boating
Improvement Grant. ,
1995 ROAD PAVING PROGRAM
County Engineer Rish stated that he will
bring a list of roads, submitted by the Com-
missioners, for the 1995 Road Paving Pro-
gram to be reviewed at their next regular..
meeting, Tuesday, February 14. 1995.
LETTER OPPOSING LOANING ,50 BIL-
LION TO "EXICO
Upon motion ..by Commissionetr Traylor,'
second byI Commissioner Armstrong, and
unanimous vote, the Board agreed to send
a letter to enaiors Graham and Mack and
Congressman Peterson opposing the Feder-
al Government's loaning
$50,000,000,000.00 (50 billion) to the Mex-
ican. Government. The Board directed Ad-
ministraton Wells to'draft the letter.
SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT DISPATCH-
ERS
Commissioner Yeager stated that he had
been conpcted by various Individuals
about the improper response they had re-
ceived from the dispatchers in the Sheriffs
Department when they contacted the Sher-
lITs office. interim ShenlT Coats stated that
his depar tent had been concentrating on
that area. thin the last month but would
discuss the matter with all of the dispatch-
ers .
RE-DISTRICTING COMMITTEE
Chairman Hammond stated that the -Re-
Districting Committee had held (1) one
meeting ard would meet again. Thursday,
February 2 1995 at 5:00 p.m.. EST. He ex-
tended an invitation to each Commissioner
to attend the meeting. Commissioner Yeag-
er discussed having one single-member dis-
trict and fcur county-wide districts Com-
missioner Ieters stated he was opposed to
this particular suggestion.
C-30 STRIPING FOR BETTER VISIBILI-
TY
Commissioner. Yeager discussed the danger
Son C-30 and requested that Road Depart-
ment Superintendent Lester have the road
striped along with placing reflectors in the
necessary areas.
VEHICLE GULF COAST COMMUNITY
COLLEGE
Commissioner Peters motioned the allow
Gulf Coast Community College to use a
1980 Ford 350 Econoline Van, from the
Wewa Ambulance's inventory, contingent
upon them providing the County with a
hold harmless agreement. Commissioner
Yeager seconded the motion and the mo-
tion passed 4-1 (Commissioner Traylor op-
posed). Upon request by Commissioner
Traylor, Chairman Hammond stated that
he would write a letter to Wewa Ambulance
explaining that the County could not do-
nate the vehicle to Gulf Coast Community
College due to requests from other depart-
ments for this vehicle. The Board directed
Administrator Wells to write a letter to Gulf
Coast Community College informing them
of their decision.
JTPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS REPRE-
SENTATIVES FROM GULF COUNTY
Commissioner Peters discussed the JTPA's
Board of Directors representatives from
Gulf County and the excellent job that they
are doing for Gulf ,County. He requested
that the Chairman write a letter to Mr. Ter-
ry Linton, John Reeves, Al Scheffer and
Carl Smith, thanking them for their en-
deavors.
SHIP PROGRAM TECHNICAL ASSI8-


TANCE CLINIC
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Armstrong, and
unanimous vote, the Board agreed to allow
SHIP Administrator Williams to attend a
SHIP Technical Assistance Clinic.
FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES/
FL LEAGUE OF CITIES CONFERENCE
Commissioner Peters discussed the suc-
cess of the meeting between the Florida As-
sociation of Counties tnd the Florida
League of Cities In Tallhassee, January
12-13, 1995. He stated that the main topic
was "unfunded mandates.'1
FINANCING EMERGENCY SERVICES
UNIT (ESU) VEHICLE
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioner Armstrong, and
unanimous vote, the Board agreed to ad-


Peterson Advises of



Income Tax Credits


As Americans begin the
sometimes frustrating process of
filing their taxes, Congressman
Pete Peterson (D-Marianna) wants
to ,'remind the, residents of the
Second Congressional District
that more than 50,000 families
may be eligible for the Earned In-
come Tax Credit (EITC).
'The EITC is a federal tax
benefit 'designed to help low in-
come workers, especially those
with children, maintain their in-
dependence.," Peterson said. "By
making work more attractive than,
welfare, the EITC program will in-
crease the financial stability of
participating families."
More than' 46,000 families
from the Second Congressional
District filed for EITC during the
1993 tax season, however, thou-
sands of eligible families did not
and missed a chance to receive a
substantial income tax credit.
This year, the maximum credit
for families raising children is:
$2,528. In addition, low income
workers without children can get
an EITC of up to $306.
To apply for the EITC, work-
ing families raising children in
1994 must file either Form 1040
or 1040A (married couples filing
Jointly) and must fill out and at-
tach the Schedule EITC form.
Workers not raising children In
1994 do not file a Schedule EITC
form. Instead, they can file any
tax form, Including the 1040EZ.
and write "EITC" (or the dollar
amount of their credit) on the
Earned Income Tax Credit Line
on the tax form.
While urging eligible families
and workers to apply for EITC,
Congressman Peterson also stat-



vertise for bids for the financing of the ESU
vehicle, bid 49394-25, that was awarded on
September 13, 1994.
GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE WATER-
FALL
The Board commended Maintenance Su-
perintendent Bearden and his staff on the
interior waterfall in the Gulf County Court-
house.
There being no further business, and upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor; second-
by Commissioner Yeager, and 'unanimous
vote, the meeting did adjourned at 9:29
p.m., EST.


ed that the IRS has launched a
new Revenue Protection Strategy
that makes sure taxpayers file ac-
curate returns and guards
against fraud and abuse of the re-
fund process. This new procedure
will result in the delay of up to
eight weeks for some refunds:'
Taxpayers claiming an EITC have
a greater likelihood of experienc-
ing a delay. "This delay does not
mean a EITC refund has been de-
nied, it simply means that the
IRS is verifying all of the data be-
fore sending out a refund." Peter-
son said. "This may be a slight In-
convenience, but it helps ensure
that the EITC program is not be- "
ing abused and that. only eligible
families receive the benefit."
For any questions about filing;
for the EITC or a refund delay,
call the IRS tax assistance line at
1-800-829-1040.


Managed Care

and Fla. Seniors
The Department of Elder Af-
fairs and Humana Medical Plan,
Inc. will be sponsoring a forum to
address the issues of Medicare
HMO's, long-term care, and Flori-
da's seniors on Wednesday,
March 1 at the F.S.U. Turnbull
Center (next to the Civic Center)
on Pensacola Street in Tallahas-
see. It will begin at 9:00 a.m. and '
continue until 1:00 p.m. .
If you are concerned about
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