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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: December 14, 1995
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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INDUSTRY- DEEP WATER PORT FINE PEOPLE SAFEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA


FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR, NUMBER 15


St. Joe Forest Products


Will Shitdown Machiie for A Month
St. Joe Forest Products announced last Thursday that it
will suspend operations of one of its paper machines begin-
ning Monday, December 18. Reasons given forthe shutdown
are the observance of the holiday season and extensive main-
tenance, repairs and inventory adjustments. On completion,
of the much-needed maintenance, it is anticipated that total
operations will resume on January 15, 1996.
The daily production output of 1,400 tons will be reduced
about 60% during the one-machine- operation. Employee
work schedules are posted on the bulletin boards by the
Department Superintendents.


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1995


County Advances On Berm Restoration



On Gulf Beaches; Accept Bids For Work

Introduce Suggested Referendum On Question of Whether or Not To Create
County Franchise and Fees on Public Services; Board to Designate Revenues


Gulf County's Board of
County Commissioners tackled a
full agenda Tuesday evening. As
they head into the holiday season
the board decided to cancel the
second regularly scheduled meet-
ing in December on the 26th, and
plan a special meeting for
Wednesday, December 20 to
workshop final redistricting
plans, open bids on the county's
three million dollar road bond
issue, and cover any other county
business that might arise.
The board unanimously
accepted Todd Land and
Development Company's bid of
$31.800 to construct six emer-
gency berms along five sections of
the St Joseph Peninsula and one
section of St Joe Beach damaged
by Hurricane Opal. The berms
have been designed by the
Environmental Protection Agency
to offer five year storm protection
to those areas.
Sand to construct the protec-
tive barriers will come from scrap-
ing the beaches along the water's
edge in the affected berm areas.
As the Gulf of NMexico brings In
sand to renourish the scraped
area the sand will be moved
inland to construct the berms.
repeating the process until the
Gulf has pumped in enough sand
to complete the barriers.
Commissioner Warren Yea-
ger's request to advertise for bids
to construct a seventh berm at
the "Stump Hole" area of the
peninsula received unanimous
support from the board.
Bid specifications at the
i Si'ijuIe e I'call" for ',200 cubic-'.
yards of compatible sand to be,
hauled in to construct the berm.'
This area has been a concern of
the commissioners for several
years and Hurricane Opal high-
lighted those concerns when it
washed out 3,000 feet of County
Road C-30.
The county has been negoti-
ating with the State of Florida to
have C-30 declared a state road.
turning over paving and mainte-
nance responsibilities to them.
But, in the mean time the
Department of Transportation
has agreed to redo the section of
road destroyed by Opal. They plan
to elevate the road and build a
protective seawall according to
Chief Administrator Don Butler.
Yeager told the board it could still
be five to six months before bids
are awarded and work gets under-
way to repair the road according


to his conversations with DOT
officials.
Alberto PFunds
S Gulf County Administrator
Larry Wells told the board he had
Received notification that
$717,878.97 of promised aid
Money to pay for flood damage
after Tropical Storm Alberto
Should be filtering in over the next
* 90 days.
S Gulf County received slightly
less' than one million dollars
worth ,of aid to repair damage
from the storm. The largest por-
tion of the funds were to pay for
Sdebris cleanup, repairs to the
Saul's Creek Road (near Howard-
Creek), and several other roads
washed away or damaged by flood
waters.
S Industrial Park
.Chief Administrator Butler
Brought the board up-to-date on


the :$71'5.000 Community
Development Block Grant
approved by the Economic
Development Administration to
construct an industrial park at a
site west of Wewahitchka.
Application for the industrial park
was originally submitted for a site
in White City, but was turned
down because of land elevation
surveys.
The board reapplied based
upon a proposed site on FICO
Farm's land off Highway 22, west
of Wewahitchka. Butler said that
}and appraisals and bids would
have: to be advertised for 10-20
acres of land to build the complex
on.
The 75/25 matching CDBG
grant money will be used to pur-
chase the land and build the com-
plex, with some of the lease rev-
enues from tenants being used to
repay the matching funds.
Gulf Coast Electric has
agreed to loan approximately
$179,000 to the county to cover
their portion of the $715,000
grant. Under the grant guidelines
construction on the project must
begin by November 13, 1996 and
be completed by November 13,
1997.
Franchise Fees
Commissioner Michael
Hammond suggested to the board
they consider putting a public ref-


erendum on the November ballot
asking county residents if they
would support a county franchise
fee on public services (gas, power,
and utilities).
Hammond said he had
received information at an
Association of Counties meeting
that the courts had upheld coun-
ties' rights to charge franchise
fees. He suggested the county
might use some bf the funds to
supplement fire departments and
put the rest in the general fund
reducing the millage rate accord-
irgly, thereby lowering property
taxes.
In discussion the board point-
ed out that should the voters
agree to the fees, it would not
affect city residents who are
already paying franchise fees, but
only those who live outside of the
city limits.
Commissioner Yeager said he
would be for letting the public
decide the issue by referendum,
but he felt that revenues should
go totally toward reducing the
millage rate since the county is
already subsidizing the fire
departments.
Chairman Billy Traylor was
-the only commissioner to voice an
objection to the idea, stating that
he wanted to go on record that he

(See COUNTY on Page 9)


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Santa Visits Wewhitchkal

Festivities All Day Saturday
Arrives at 10:00a.m---Parade Starts at 5:00 p.m., C.ST.


Oscar Redd

Redd Named As
Board Chairperson
The Gulf County School
Board elected Oscar Redd as its
chairperson for the new year. Mr.
Redd has served on the school
board for approximately 13 years
and will begin his third term as
chairperson.
SHe was selected to this post-
. tion at the November 21 organiza-
tional meeting of the Gulf County
School Board.


Santa Claus will visit Gulf
county for the second time this
week end-this time, hopefully, in
good weather-when he makes
his appearance in the Wewahitch-
ka Christmas parade.
Santa will be in Wewahitchka
early Saturday morning, when he
officially arrives at the old Court-
house--the site of the community
Christmas tree-at 10:00 in the
morning. He will be available, to
visit with children then..
A day of festivities has been
planned for Saturday in Wewa-
hitchka with rides, games, gifts,
face painting, food and entertain-'
: ,


ment being provided.
The community tree will be
trimmed, decorated with orna-
ments made by kids from 10 to
12 noon, Central Time.
At 3:45 the big parade will
begin to line up and at 5:00 p.m.,
the gaily lighted parade will be-
gin. The parade theme this year
is, "Share the Joy of Christmas."
Everyone is invited to be in
Wewahitchka for the activities
which will feature thousands of
lights in the huge parade which
has been scheduled as the high-
light of the Christmas season.
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Christmas Tree Lit
Port' St. Joe's community
Christmas tree, at the corner of
Fifth Street and Reid Avenue,
was lit up for the first time Sa-
turdy evening at dusk in a
short ceremony following the
Christmas parade.


Arctic Air

Slams Gulf,

Port St. Joe
A blast of frigid Arctic
air blasted the nation and
Gulf County over the week
end, putting a crimp in
Christmas celebration plans
in Port St. Joe and stopping
several activities through-
out the nation.
It got past the freezing
mark-32 degrees-twice
here in Port St. Joe, early
Monday and again Tuesday,
according to the laboratory
at the city's Wastewater
Treatment Plant.
Lynn Todd, a chemist at
the plant, told The Star
temperatures plunged to 28
degrees Sunday night and
Monday morning, but
warmed up to only 31 de-
grees by Tuesday morning.
We had the cold temper-
atures but we were spared
the three feet of snow and
30 below temperatures
which saddled much of the
northeast portion of the na-
tion.


Festival Washed Out; Cold Blasts Parade


A freezing blast straight out
of the North Pole put the bite on
Port St. Joe's Christmas Paradd
and day of activities Saturday as
a drizzling rain fell most of the
day. Santa Claus felt right at
home in the wintry blast which
covered the entire nation the past
week end, but the chill was a lit-


tie too much, even for him.
Despite it all a fairly large
crowd of people turned out for the
hour-long parade at 5:00 p.m...
just after the rains stopped and
the temperature began plunging.
making the spectators and the
participants in the parade miser-
able.


The arts and crafts festival,
which accompanied the Christ-
mas;festivities, the entertainment
which had been planned for most
of the day, all experienced the
same fate; a complete washout.i
One crafts booth operator
(See WASHED on Page 3)


Gregg Mahlkov puts his midget toy train Show Saturday. Several trains were entered
through its paces at the Garden Club Train but this tiny set was the hit of the show.


Santa Claus removes the first batch of letters
own personal mail box on Fifth Street Saturday.


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THE STAR
PAGE TWO THURSD'AYDECiEMBER 14, 1995


Passing Grade L


IF THE WHEEL SQUEAKS long and loud enough, it Will get
some attention and possibly a little grease applied to quiet it
down.
The same quieting procedure seems to have happened,for all
those people who have 'been squeaking over the condition of edu-
cation in our nation and particularly, our state. Now they are be-
ginning to attract attention and the other side is beginning to
squeak over the solution being proposed to correct our educa-
tion woes.
A committee appointed to study education in Florida has,
come up with some solutions a lot of us had been proposing for
. several years as being the obvious one to a very vexing situation.
Tighten down on the requirements and hike. the mark by
which one passes the course on the one side and fails on the
other. Simple.
BUT, WHO IS opposing this:most obvious of solutions? Why,
none other than the national teachers' ufionil You wouldn't ex-
.pect any opposition to hiking performance requirements from
that source, would you?
Isn't the whole idea to teach student a working knowledge
of a useable subject? Shouldn't that be the main objectivespf any
teachers' organization?
But don't get us started on that train of thought. We have
trouble dealing with an organization whose sole aim is to extract
more money from the paying public for less responsibility. We're
from the old school [pun intended] that a professional should be
at least as concerned with performance and effectiveness as they
are with lining their own pockets.
BACK TO THE SUBJECT at hand. Not only does the com-
mittee recommend higher performances on testing In order to
gain opportunity to advance, they are also recommending that
this performance be in the useful subjects of reading, writing
and arithmetic.
The committee proposes requiring a full dose of these sub-
jects, with the pupil being required to make at least a "C" in or-
der to pass. Now, it is a "D", or in some cases, even a "D minus".
When we went to school, grades like this would insure that
Syou would receive at least one other opportunity to measure up
in your particular subject by attending school for another year
in the same class. And. you know what? The students made the
grade simply because they knew they were required to. And
when they finished with their school years, they knew how to
read, write and do mathematics.
Making a "D minus" just to be able to participate in sports
does nobody any lasting good.



No Deaths
PORT ST. JOE received another award for experiencing no
pedestrian deaths in a full year. That's an award worth having.
but it's not entirely unusual or unexpected. Port St. Joe has ex-
perienced many such pedestrian death-free years since the ad-
vent of the automobile and its propensity to be a dangerous toy
Sn our streets. .
To be notced for the good things aboui4ourcommunity is
such a welcome event. All too often, we hear otily about,,what
folks consider the bad things about this or any other small com-
munity. 'There's nothing to do," or "Nothing ever. happens
around here," or "The town just dies after dark." or ... Well, you
get the idea.
THESE COMPLAINTS ARE the very reason Port St. Joe can
receive awards as a safe place in which to live. We aren't wel-
comed every day with the news that someone was shot, stabbed,
beaten to death, kidnapped, assaulted, the night before. Chil-
dren are reasonably safe playing outside without too many un-
due worries over their safety.
When was the last time you heard of someone crawling
through bedroom windows to sexually molest female children in
Port St. Joe? We'll wager it has been a far longer time than the
last time you heard of a pedestrian being killed in traffic.
PORT ST. JOE has a lot going for it, one of the least of
which is a lack of danger to people walking on or near the
streets. Just take a-look around you. There are folks by the doz-
ens walking the streets in the afternoons and evenings oblivious
to possible danger. By the same token, kids by the hundred are
walking, running, biking, skating, playing in the streets without
causing undue worry to their parents.
Nothing to do in Port St. Joe? That all depends on just what
you want to do. At any rate; whatever it is you find to do you can
be reasonably certain you will be safe in doing it in Port St. Joe.


) Hunker Down with Kes bKesleyColbert



Leon Musta' Told Dad About Diane


I look back on turning six-
teen, getting a driver's license,
"branching out" so to speak and
marvel at how it broadened my
world. We took little steps at first.
A ride out to Frank's Dairy Bar
for a double chocolate malt was
an adventure. You had to nego-
tiate two stop signs, the town's
only traffic light and that sharp
turn where the dirt road ran back
into the blacktop. Soon we were
making the long trek all the way
out to JOE SASSER'S house for
some "forgotten Englishi papers


that we just had to have."
Hey. it wasn't long before we
were pooling our money for a dol-
lar's worth of gas and cruising
the eight niles down to Gleason.
Didn't find much there so we took
highway 22 in the other direction
to Huntingdon. Whoa, they had
an A & W Root Beer place! Girls
would come right out to the car
and take your orderly We thought
we'd died and gone to heaven! We,
quickly learned to lay our arm
out the window, kind of press it
down on the door so it would
spread out-look like we actually
had a muscle and lower our voice
a couple of octaves. "We'll have,
four root beers, three cherry
cokes, a 7-up and one of those
lemon-lime specials." (if one of us
could manage to get a car, every-
one "wanted to go.") We'd slowly


nurse our drinks, holding our
parking spot and mull over all the
surrounding towns that we
hadn't conquered yet. This big.
wide, wonderful-and now, ever
shrinking world was ours for the
taking.
I even dated a girl from Hun-
tingdon for a few weeks. Turned
out she was just like the girls in
our home town-she expected
movies and meals and a nice
Present at Christmas.......
We'. saved our money and
headed' ndrth up state road 79
the seven .miles to Henry, then to
Routori-'ad on over to-Paris. We
took county road 54 out of Paris
and ventured the eleven miles to
Puryear, We had cruised the big
metropolis of Puryear all of fifteen
minutes when the fight broke
out. I might should mention here


that we were telling red neck
Jokes about those Puryear boys
decades before this Jeff Foxwor-
thy fella hit the scene. Puryear
was as rural as you could get in a
mighty rural area They were as,
proud as a punc of their black
leather Jackets. their duck tails
and their pegged Levi's. And, as
we found out in a hurry, they
didn't cotton to strangers." h I
I hid my face for as long as I:
could. At least I thought no one
noticed....... Dad eased up beside
me down at the barn a couple of
days after "the: trip" and rested
his big arms across the top board
on the fence. "You get kicked by a '
mule. son?" He didn't raise his
voice nor did he take his eyes pff'
the hogs. A polite question that
(See KESLEY on Page3)


M-m-m Good! Not Campbell's


IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE.
You have seen that little cliche in
The Star before. Every time we
are making up a newspaper col-
umn and run out of story Just be-
fore we run out of column, we will
Place that little slogan across the
bottom about half the time.
We happen to believe it is
true and besides, the little two
line filler Just fits the hole left by
too short stories. Advertising pays
somebody besides us too. '
This past week I had the
truth of this little slogan brought
home to me, convincing even me
that advertising does indeed, pay.
I wasn't particularly advertis-
Sing anything at the time, but I
was advertising the fact there was
something I hadn't had in a long
time and I was commiserating
over the fact it seemed like it
would be a long time before I had
the particular item again in the
future.
Let's face it; I was complain-


It takes a little imagination to
Sget advertising out of the act of
complaining, but I was complain-
ing, publicly, and I got the same
results as if I had advertised.

MY COMPLAINT WAS that it
had been a while since I had eat-
en a mess of nice fresh mulleL
Here it was the prime mullet time
of the year and the succulent fish
was conspicuous by its absence.
The roe season was passing us by
without so much as a taste.
Normally, before the voters of
Florida went crazy and voted to
ban fishing nets, we had the mul-"
let opportunity at least once a


week during this, the pea
son. But this year, not
scale has been evidentL
SUntil last Tuesday, tha
Last Tuesday the
turned -and my mullet
was satisfied; at least it wa
fled for a single meal.
I happened to be In a
store, hunting a couple o
Frenchie had asked me to i
for supper. I was navigation
the aisle, looking for the
had been sent after, when
treated fisherman sneaked
hind me.

"HI, WESt" he said


Soup, But Fro
ueried me about my experience
with mullet over the past few
U days.
I turned around to get a bet-
ter look at Just who was being so
solicitous over the condition of
my taste buds and there stood
SJohnny Lee the late commercial
I M :; fisherman.
Ss'You had any mullet lately?"
ak sea- :he asked. "I read the other week
even a where you were extra hungry for
a bunch to eat and I felt right sor-
t isl ry for you. Your appeal grabbed
worm,, me right here!" he said as he
hunger smote himself on the chest. That
s satis- word 'smote" is used in the Bible
every time the 'particular author
grocery of one of the books wished to de-
f items scribe great anguish or concern.
pick up
g-down Johnny ,was genuinely con-
item I" cerried over my not getting to set
a frus- down to a nice mess of the favor-
up be- ite fish and he "sfiote" himself.

,I PUT ON, MY pitiful look and
,then told him I was still deprived. "My


esh Caught Mullet!


son-in-law said he was going to
take his cast net and try to catch
both of us a mess, bufeifther he
was unable to catch two messes
or he hasn't gone yet," I' shared
with Johnny.
Well, it was Johnny to the
rescue, then!
"I just happen to have some
mullet out in my truck in a cooler
which I Just caught about two
hours ago," he said.1"Would you
like to have a mess?"
He, could have asked me if I
would' like to have a million dol-
lars, cash, right then and re-
ceived the same answer.
Johnnie told me he was
parked right out front and he
would go on. ahead and get them
for me. I just aborted my grocery-
buying errand, even before I had
picked up my package of ham-
burger meat,'and waddled off af-
ter Johnnie. I wasn't about to let
him back out'of his generous of-
fer, if I could help it.
My grocery-buying errand


had come to a.screeching halt!

JOHNNY CAME UP with five
Sof the nicest, fattest mullet I have
seen in' a while, and deposited
them in the back of my van. He
had'themnin a plastic bag he had
picked up in the store, but I:
didn't care if he laid them on the"
van carpet, uncovered
I had supper, and it wasn't a
ground beef pattie' on a sesame
seed built covered with some se-
cret sauce.lI1 had mullet for sup-
peri And a.couple of them had a
pair of roe Inside! A b6nusl
Now, I hope you will forgive
me, 'but I didn't ask Johnnie
where or how he caught those
fish. He could have caught them
any old way and I wouldn't have
cared! I suspect he caught them
with his cast net, because every-
body knows it's against the law to
catch them any other way.
Who would dare break such a
sensible ruling as the net ban law
just to get a mess of mullet?


St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
Dec. 15 9:58 a.m. L 0.2 7:22 p.m. H 0.7
Dec. 16 7:18 a.m. L 0.2 6:58 p.m. H 0.9
SDec. 17 5:07 a.m. L 0.0 7:07 p.m. H 1.1
Dec. 18 5:23 a.m. L -0.3 7:35 p.m. H 1.3
Dec. 19 5:59 a.m. L -0.5 8:12 p.m. H 1.5
S Dec. 20 6:44 a.m. L -0.6 8:56 p.m. H 1.6
S Dec. 21 7:33 a.m. L -0.7 9:44 p.m. H 1.7


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Letters


to the


Editor


Proposed Street Lighting

Will Cause Problems for Turtles


The First United Methodist Church will present its fourteenth annual live nativity scene December
A ive 17,18 and 19, from 6:00 9:00 p.m. It has become a community tradition to take the children to see
Athe animals and to witness the re-enactment of Christ's birth.
t i Sunday morning at their 11:00 a.m. service the Chancel Choir will present their Christmas canta-
N ati y :ta. Christmas Eve they will have a candlelight communion service. Luminaries will light the walks lead-
Sing to the church.
Scei The public is invited to all of their holiday activities.


Taunton Says He'll Run For Congress


ReUred Gulf County Judge,
David Taunton, has officially filed
papers in Washington to. run for
U.S. Congress in. Florida's /2nd
District. This seat is being vacat-
ed by Representative Pete
Peterson after serving in Congress
for six years.
Judge Taunton is a native of
Wewahitchka, Florida where he
was raised as one of a large fami-a'.
vl of thirteen children. His father,
Luke, was a welder and part time
farmer. His mother was a house-
keeper. The Taunton's were a
poor, but prod family, known for
their hard work and integrity.
A graduate of Wewahitchka
High School, Gulf Coast
Community College and Florida
State University, David also
attended Lake City Community
College and Hollahd Law School and Ph.D. degrees. David is
at the University .of 'Florida., ', proudest of the simple lessonshe
Although. fie has AAl. sd _sl Msle e ., g tgefrom..hisham-
S y,. his church, and his friends.
Twenty-one years ago, while
K e serving as principal of Lafayette
o S elylCounty High School, David met
(Fm Page 2) his wife, Abigail Jackson.
Together, they founded the
.sent eiy heart'tacing.d You never Taunton Family Children's Home
knew. how Dad would react to where they have taken in approx-
things! If you forgot to put the imately 200 children. They have
hammer up or you didn't stack provided for these homeless chil-
the hay Just right he'd go ballis- dren with the help of many
tic-but when Leon rolled thecar churches and friends, and with-
over three times with all those out any assistance from govern-
people in it he never said a ment, local, state, or federal.
word. *.. I figured honesty was the David Taunton believes that
best policy.
b Daddy, it was those mean ol his background will be his great-
Puryear boys They jumped uis est asset as a Congressman.
right in the parking lot. We wer- Upon graduating from high
en't doing nothing except talking school, he was self-employed dig-
to a couple of girls. They drug us', going septic tanks, logging, and
right out of the car! I think it was' pulp wooding, while working his
Cooter ShotwellU that hit me in the way through college. As a teenag-
eye. Two or three of them were er, he began preaching in church-
holding me down at the time." i es throughout this area. He Is a
saw a faint' smile crease his lips. simple man of great faith.
Darn itl I think ht knew I was ex- After graduating from Florida


aggeratig a ta ,aoout me num-
ber of people holding me back.
"Dad, it was awful We didn't
know what to do-it all happened
so fast Those Puryear boys are
nuts!"
"Son," he was still studying
'the iogs, "how would you feel if
one of the young men from Pur-
year drove up to Frank's and
Y started talking to Diane Stoner?"
"I, uh, I," I missed his point
completely and couldn't think of
nothing to say. How did-my fa-
ther know about Diane Stoner!
"Dad, we didn't do nothing, hon-
estl We were just riding around.
They started it. The whole thing
was their fault!"
Dad turned and faced me for
the first time, the smile was gone,
"Son, when you get in a fight
twenty-eight miles from the
house you went looking for it."
I hope and pray this Christ-
mas season in Bosnia-
Herzegovina-that we haven't
.gone looking for it
Respectfully,
Kesley


Washed
(From Page 1)
cornered Chamber of Commerce
manager Tamara Laine, telling
her he was thinking about calling
for an investigation of her connec-
tions with the weather bureau.
This was the fourth straight at-
tempt at a crafts festival which
has been washed or blown out.
One popular event of the en-
tire day was the Garden Club-
sponsored train show. It was held
inside the Port Inn.
FLOAT WINNERS
Prize winners of the several
floats which were in the big pa-
rade were: Gulf ARC, first place;
Pentecostal Holiness Church, sec-
ond; and First United Methodist
Church, third.
Gulf Forestry Camp was first
place winner of the commercial
category floats; second place win-
ner, Bay St. Joseph Care Center
and third, St. Joe Forest Prod-
ucts.


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State, David began a teaching-
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spanned across North Florida.
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Gadsden (teacher-minister), to
Jefferson (minister), to Madison
(principal), to Taylor (minister), to


Lafayette (principal), to Liberty
(minister), to Bay (minister), and
back to Gulf County (twenty years
as County Judge), David Taunton
has been a vital part of North
Florida.
As to his interest in running
for Congress, Taunton is quick to


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Dear Editor, :
I have learned of plans to in-
stall street lights at the easments
granting access by local residents
to the beach in the Gulf Pines
subdivision.
These lights, apart from being
of questionable necessity, will en-
Sdanger the hatchlings of the Log-
gerhead turtles which establish
nests in this area. These crea-
tures are protected by the Endan-
gered Species Act. It is common
knowledge that the turtle hatch-
lings head inland where lights are.
directly visible from the nesting
site instead of seeking the waters
of the Gulf.
It is important that consider-

point out that his only special
interest is the common people of
this district. He.is concerned that
as we race head-long into the 21st
Century, so many in Washington
will be motivated by big business
and greed that the Interest of the
common people, the children,
family:people, church people,
hard working people, poor people,
and the elderly will be brushed
aside. David Taunton says he
would be honored to represent
these people.
Correspondence may be
addressed to David Taunton, PO
Box 610, Wewahitchka, Florida
32465. David can be reached at
639-3888 during the day and
639-3896 or 5031 at nighL


action be given to such issues be-
fore destructive development is
permitted along our valuable
shoreline.
Very truly yours,
Edward J. Knight.


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The Beta Club of Port St. Joe Middle School has been very active in community projects designed,
to make those less fortunate have a bright Christmas season, Some of the club members are shown
with some of the many gifts they have collected to give to their "Wish Upon A Star" kids.
Shown from left are: Lacey Johnson, Amanda Marquardt, John Gainous, Kylene Butler, Ricky
Lamberson and Nicole Smith.


Engaged
Sammy and Ida Porter of We-
wahitchka and the late Frank
Baker, Sr. announce the engage-
ment and approaching marriage
of their daughter, Lawanda Sher-
rill Baker, to Tan Smiley, son of
Pecola Smiley of Port St. Joe and
the late Joe Smiley.
.The bride-elect is a 1986
graduate of Wewahitchka High
School and is currently employed
with Bay St. Joseph Care Center.
The groom elect is a 1985
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School and is currently employed
by the City of Port St. Joe Treat-
ment Plant.
The wedding will take place
on Sunday, December 31, at 2:00
p.m., C.S.T. at New Hope Baptist
Church in Wewahitchka. A recep-
tion will follow at the Wewahitch-
ka Community Center.
All friends and relatives of the
couple are nvitned to attend.

Visit Briggs
Patrea and Ken Dowless,
along with children Cameron and
Cory, and Martin, Cathy and
Joshua Briggs will be visiting
their mother. Betty Briggs at Cape
san Blas for the holidays the week
prior to Christmas.


Elder Care Volunteers Given Service Awards


Several Gulf County residents
were recognized by the Elder Care
Services at the Tallahassee Senior
Center on December 8. Each of
them had contributed five years of


volunteer service to the Gulf
County program.
Receiving awards were Clara
Evans, Bessie Faison, and Daisy
A. Reeves.


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Garden Club Meets
Thursday at 12:30
Richard Wisdahl of Bay St.
Joseph Care Center will give the
December program for the Port
St. Joe Garden Club this
Thursday at a 12:30 luncheon at
the Garden center on Eighth
Street.
SMr. Wisdahl's.topic will be on
services offered and needs at the
local nursing home. Hostesses are
Barbara Wood, Flora Blackmon
and Bunny Miller.

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Jannetta and Jacqueline Peters

Share Birthday Celebration


Jannetta and Jacqueline be three on December 21.
Peters, daughters of Mr. and-Mrs. They'are the grandchildren of '
James.,Saruel. Peters of-CqrL.~L. 1r. and Mrs. Willis -Nix; Sr. of ,
Joe will celebrate their fou.h and C Gordon. Alabama and Mary
third birthdays next week. Peters and the late Nathan Peters,
Jannetta will be four, on Sr. of Port St. Joe.
December 19 and Jacqueline will


Candy Stripe
Program Begins
The candy stripe program at
Gulf Pines Hospital held its first
meeting and elected officers. The
following members were elected:
president Amy Goebert; vice pres-
ident, Kandra Bryant; secretary,
Tina Ross; treasurer, Katrina
Maestri; friendship chairman,
Crystal Pitts; hospitality chair-
man, Sabrina Canington; mem-
bership chairman, Miranda
Harvey.
Sponsors for the program are.,
Tessa Goff RN, Sherry Louks RN :-
and Tina Valadares. If you are
interested in joining the group of
volunteers please contact the.
above sponsors at 227-1121.


Thank You
With the holiday seasons
coming up, it is a time for giving,
sharing and caring. Everyone
that helpedus did just that All of
the people that helped us, de-
serves special thanks. Without
everyone's support and under-
standing we could not have done
it. Each and everyone has made
these children have a very Merry
Christmas. Ya'll have proved
what the holidays are about.
'Thank you very much for making
this a special Christmas for the
children.
Thank you,
Paula Presnell & Family
Amy Chavous & Family
William Davis & Family


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Gainnie Wins Toy Train

Set at Festival Event


The Port SL Joe Garden Club
sponsored a model train show
this past Saturday iri conjunction
with the Christmas parade and
celebration. Trains displayed were
set up by George McLawhon, Dr.
Tim Nelson. Hozell Leavins. Gregg
Mahlkov. Larry McArdle, David
Horton and Austin Horton. e
Thanks to the above who
worked diligently setting up trains
and being on hand to answer the
questions of those. Interested in


Miemberst wnould Ilke to than


everyone who purchased tickets :
or came out on a very wet, cold.
day in support of the club.
Jason.Gainnie was the win-:l
ner of the train set given away
Saturday by the club.

Overstreet VFD
To Host Santa


the models displayed. The club The annual Christmas party
hopes to plan another show in the for the Overstreet Volunteer Fire
future with even more trains on Department will be held on;
display. Saturday, December 16, at 7:00
Monies from the sale of tick- p.m. EST. Santa will be arriving at
ets will go towards refurbishing the fire, department on the fire
the Garden Center on Eighth SL truck at 7:30 p.m. Afterwards
there will be a hayride with
Senior Citizens Christmas caroling, candy, fruit
SZand desserts for everyone.
Offer Their Than s All residents in the Overstreet
Offer T lnk 1 S area are invited to go and enjoy
The Gulf County Senior the food, fun, and fellowship.
Citizens have reported that they Express Thanks
have made wonderful progress on The Overstreet Volunteer Fire
the new Stiles Brown Community Department and Ladles Auxiliary
Center due to the generous sup- would like to express a sincere
port of the community for the thank you to the Gulf Coast
many fund-raising events the Electric Cooperative for their gen-,
group has had. erous donation and for your con-
They send their heartfelt tinued support.
thanks to everyone for their local
Support and send holiday greet- *.
wings to this greaLeomn~ifty. May Receives UW F
God richly bless this community. egree
Bach. Degree


Raines Chosen for
Honduras Mission
Kennetha Raines, a former
resident of Port SL Joe, and now
a student at Oral Roberts
University, has been chosen by
the university to participate in a
missions program in Honduras. a
Central American country. The
trip is sponsored by the Oral
Roberts- University Missions
Program, and the trip to
Honduras will occur during the
summer of 1996.
Raines, the granddaughter of
Mary T. Williams of Port St. Joe, is
asking the Port SL Joe communi-
ty to assist the trip financially.
Any contributions should be
made payable to Oral Roberts
University, 7777 S. Lewis Ave..
Tulsa, OK 74171, and Kennetha's
name should not appear on the
check. A note sent along with the
contribution will assure the
money is credited to her. She
extends her appreciation for any
assistance, for your caring and
contribution towards foreign mis-
sions.


Nicole Fleshette Quinn-
Hamilton, a Business Administra-
ion Major, will receive her Bache-
lors' degree from the University of
West Florida, Pensacola, Decem-
ber 16, at 2:30 p.m. (CST).
Nicole is a 1990 graduate of
'Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High School
and a 1992 graduate of Chipola
Jr. College, where she received
her AA degree. She also served as
captain and co-captain of the
cheerleading squads, respectively.
She is the daughter of Cora
McNalr-Curtis and Willie E.
Quinn, the grand-daughter of the
late Damon McNair. Sr. / Gillie L.
McNair and Billy Quinn. Sr./ Al-
donia Quinn. Nicole Is married to
Marvin Hamilton and they are the
proud parents of two children,
Corlan Marvez Hamilton and Cori
Nicole Hamilton.

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Juvenile Justice Luncheon


The Juvenile Justice Council
of Gulf County will be having a

Lister Sets

Book Signing
Michael Lister, a resident of
Wewahltchka, will be signing his
newest book release Why the
Worst Sinners Make the Best
Saints this Saturday, December
16. He will be at Ramer's Crafts
and Things from 9:00 until 11:00
a.m. CST.
Lister, a chaplain with the
Gulf Correctional Institute, grad-
uated from Earl Paul Institute in
1990 with a bachelor sin Biblical
studies and was ordained that
same year. Since 1991 Rev. Lister
has been a graduate student at
SOral Roberts University. He will
graduate this year with a Masters
of Arts in Practical Theology.
SHe has served as associate
pastor of several churches in the
northwest Florida area, and is the
founder of St. Matthew's Com-
Smufnlcations, St. Matthew's Press.
and conducts numerous work-
: shops, classes, and support
.. groups for encouragement of psy-
Schologlcal and spiritual growth.
ik-


Christmas luncheon this Friday,
December 15th at noon at the
North Port St. Joe Juvenile
Justice Site located next to the
Washington Recreation Center.
An. inspirational Christmas read-
ing will be presented by Laura
Rogers. After the reading the
group will enjoy a party platter


from Subway..
Participants are encouraged
to RSVP for'the luncheon portion
as soon as possible.
The Juvenile Justice"
Partnership grant for 1996-97 will
be discussed at the meeting. As
there have been changes made in
the grant, it is very important that
all council members attend.


November 24 December 31, 1995


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Parade of Lights Around County


This column is provided as a service of the Gulf County Guidance Clinic! Inc, a professional counsel-
ing and mental health center. It is not intended to replace psychological counseling or treatment ser-
vices.


Dear Counselor,
I wanted to relate a problem
and see what you think. At this
point I have had several experi-
ences where the following occur:
my heart pounds, I feel choked, I
can't breathe, I fight for air, have
horrible chest pain, everything
looks blurry and I sweat and
tremble all over. My doctor exam-
ined me and told me my heart is
fine, and there is no clear physical
reason for these spells. He wanted
to refer me to a psychiatrist, but
I'm not crazy. What should I do?
It's no fun to go through those
spells. Anxious for an Answer
Dear Anxious for an Answer,
Since your'doctor apparently
ruled out a strictly physical cause
for your difficulties, it is possible
that you have experienced recur-


rent panic attacks. The referral to
a psychiatrist does not mean you
are "crazy" and sounds like a good
idea. Panic disorders are fairly
common, and there are effective
treatment options available for
dealing with the difficulty. Please
get in contact with your physician
for a referral. Help is available.
John Hartman, M.S. Counselor
Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to
227-1145.


F.I.T. Organic action

Plans Youth Rally'


The F.I.T. Youth of America is
planning a drug and hate-free
youth rally for youth ages five to
18. The rally will be held this
Saturday from 1:00 5:00 CST in
Panama City at the Casino Bingo
in the 11th Street Plaza.
SThe rally, sponsored by the
F.I.T. Youth of America and the
Florida Prevention Association,
will celebrate the rapid growth of
the club. It has grown from 53
kids to over 1,000 members dur-
ing the pastJyear. This has been
accomplished with only a handful
of volunteers, private donations,
and a great deal of faith! Adults
are encouraged 'to attend and
learn, more about this innovative
youth organization. Adult volun-
teers are also needed for the
event, as up to a thousand youth
from the district are expected to
attend.
Guest speakers, games for
prizes, entertainment, food and
drinks will be available at the
rally. Kids will be given the oppor-
tunity to ;become members by


signing Articles of Truce in which
theystate they willstrive to lead a
drug and hate-free lifestyle. They
will receive a F.I.T. tee shirt, club
button, certificate of membership,
membership card, a monthly
newsletter that will be written by
kids for kids, and a quarterly pre-
vention magazine (ZEEN). The
rally and membership are totally
free..
The F.I.T. corporate office
would like to thank the local advi-
sory board ofTamara Laine, Chief
Carl Richter,: Edwin Williams,
Charles Costin and Eugene
Raffleld for their cooperation and
patience during the club's organi-
zational phase. The Wewahitchka
Advisory Board is Jan Traylor,
Wayne Flowers, Greg:Cole, Martin
Russ and Charles Fortner. .


Seventeen entries have been
received in the Wewahitchka
Chamber of Commerce's first
annual Parade of Lights. The
entries encompass all of Gulf
County with each of the 17 homes
being fully lit December 18-22 for
the enjoyment of those driving by.
The locations of the homes that
have entered the judging are:
North Gulf-County
Wewahitchka
Mike and Linda Chumney,
282 Kate Glass Road (four miles
north of Wewa), Jan and Billy
Taylor, 2760 Hwy. 71, Kenny &

VA Transportation
Funds Running Low
According to Bo Williams,
County Veterans Service Officer,
funds necessary to provide trans-
portation to county residents to
VA clinics and hospitals are run-
ning dangerously low. Williams,
said the Gulf County Transporta-
tion Office provides transporta-
tion as, a service and that nearly:
all veterans using the system are
classified as non-sponsored cli-
ents. Funds are allocated primari-
ly through. Medicare/Medicaid
sources and most veterans are
not in that category.
Williams also pointed out
that for each out of county trip,
riders are requested to contribute
$1.00. This dollar contributes to
the required match that is used
to receive other funds to support
the transportation program. He
also provided an example of the
cost to transport a single veteran
to the Veteran Administration
Hospital in Gainesville, stating
the round trip ,cost is approxi-
mately $500.00. .
Williams said the bottom line
is that veterans must coordinate
with his office prior to establish-
ing appointments or the possibili-
Ly exists that transportation will
not be available.
All veterans requiring trans-
portation should call (904) 229-
6125 (Tuesday-Friday) and (904)
639-3019 on each Monday.

Vet's Office to
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To get answers to commonly The Gulf County Veterans
asked questions about how to Service Officewill be closed on the
safely handle and prepare meat 15th, 22nd and 29th of
and poultry, call the USDA's Meat December. On the dates the office
and Poultry Hotline at 1-800-535- is closed veterans who need assis-
4555. tance may call 1-800-827-1000.


Joan Strange, 1940 Hwy. 72 (both
two miles north of Wewa); David
and Geraldine Freeman, 250 Gary
Rowell Road (two miles north of
Wewa); Robert and Sherron Miller
(East Church Ave. & 4th St.);
Ernest and Pam Harden, 137
Johnson Lane (1/2 nile south of
Wewa),. Bruce & Carolyn Hus-
band, 1010 Old Dairy Farm Road
(3/4 mile south of Wewa), Bobby
& Margaret Barlow, 181 Betty Rae
Drive; Jim and Debbie McKnight,
124 Betty Rae Dr. (off DairyFarm
Road) Jesse and Carolyn
Armstrong, 149 Armstrong Rd..
Dalkeith
Gilford and Martha Wiley,
181 Pete Rd.; Ronnie and
Machelle Stanley, Rt. 1, Stanley
Dr. (dead end).
Port St. Joe
Jack :and Cheryl Summers,
2022 Marvin Ave.; Tommy, Pam
and Amanda Davis, 139 Betty
Drive (Ward Ridge); Rosa and
Michael Powell, 182 E. Rutherford

Seniors' Chili
The Gulf County Senio'r
Citizens will be busy cooking their
fabulous homemade chili to be
served Friday, December 15, from
11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church
Hall.
All proceeds will be used to
help pay for the new center. The
price of $3.00 will include iced
tea, crackers, and a big cup of
chili. They will deliver to local
businesses. Call 229-8466 .to
place your order.


(Jones Homestead); and Jan and
Rocky Motley, Cape Plantation
Drive (C-30, left on Rutherford,
right on Cape Plantation.
St. Joe Beach
Bob and Sharon LaPlante,
241 Balboa St.; and John and
Charlie Delorme, 502 Nautilus Dr.


(Seashores).
Everyone is invited to take
time out to view the display of
lights at these homes. The
Wewahitchka Chamber would
also like to thank all of the partic-
ipants for their efforts in "lighting"
their homes for the community to
enjoy.


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Monticello -- State Rep. Allen
Boyd (D-Monticello) has an-
nounced his candidacy for the
United States Congress from Flor-
ida's Second Congressional Dis-
trict. Congressman Pete Peterson
has previously announced his re-
tirement from the U.S. House.
Rep. Boyd was first elected to
the Florida House of Representa-
tives in 1989, and has been re-
elected without opposition since
1990. He has served in leadership
roles throughout his state legisla-
tive career.
S"I believe that the families of
North Florida want a Representa-


tive who they trust to ho
values they teach their cb
said Boyd. "We know that
ment is not the answer 1
difficult question. We resy
value of responsibility,
Work, and honesty. These
.values that my family an
by, and the values that I v
tinue to honor in Washing
Throughout his years
lic service, Rep. Boyd has 1
effective leader on' issues
from government accoul
to education to agriculture
economic development. I
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Loyd F. Pitts
Loyd F. Pitts, 68, of Port St.
Joe died Friday. December 8, at
his residence. Born in Bay
County, he moved to Gulf County
in 1947. Prior to his retirement in
1994, he was an employee of the
City of Port St. Joe as an operator
at the wastewater and water
treatment plants. Mr. Pitts was a
former stevedore, a veteran of the
U. S.-Army serving- before and
during the Korean Conflict and a
member of the Oak *Grove
Assembly of God Church.
He is survived by .his wife,
Montez M. Pitts of Port St. Joe, a
son, Tommy Pitts and his wife
Diane; a daughter, 'Donna
Haddock 'and her husband,
Harlan, all of Port St. Joe; two
brothers, David Pitts of Parker,
and Mitchell Pitts:of Kinard; a sis-
ter, Flossie Hand of Clarksville;
and five grandchildren. Jamie
Haddock. Chad Haddock, Ashley
Haddock, Jeffrey Pitts and Brian
Pitts, all of Port St Joe.
Funeral services were held
Monday at the Oak Grove
Assembly of God Church at 3:00
p.m. with Rev. Dave Fernandez,
officiating. Interment followed in
the Holly Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Harry Lee Smith,
Garry Gaddis, Glenn Davis,
Gilbert Faircloth, Gary Minger
and Phil Collier.
Gilmore-Southerland Funeral
Home was in charge of all
arrangements.

Katie D. Brinmer
Katie Downs Bririer, born
May 29, 1918 in Clay County,
Ala., passed away December 9 af-
ter a lengthy illness. Mrs. Briner
was born Katie Mae Jones, the
youngest 'of six sisters. She was
married to Robert Elbert Downs,
Sr. until his death in 1976. They
had two sons Robert Elbert
Downs Jr., and Clark Gilbert
Downs. Mrs. Briner married
James N. Briner'of San Francis-
co, California, in 1987.,
Mrs. Briner began working
alongside many members of her
family when she was a young girl
at Avondale Mills in Sylacauga.
Alabama. She moved to Port St.
Joe with her husband and two
sons in 1958, where she worked,
in accounting for Michigan Chem-,
Ical, which was a new company
located in Port St. Joe. Mrs. Brin-
er was the first person at the fa-
cility and was responsible for set-
ting up all the record keeping and
for hiring the personnel. She later
went to work s'or the Army Air
Force Exchange Service, from
which she retired in 1980. Mrs.
Briner started her career in ac-
counting with AAFES at Tyndall
Air Force Base, transferred to
North Carolina in 1978 and later
to:Golden Gate Exchange Region-
al office in San Francisco, Califor-
nia, before her retirement back to
her home in Port St. Joe. She was
a faithful member of the church
of Christ in Port St. Joe.
She is survived by two sons.
Robert Downs Jr. and wife Tru-:
die. and Clark G. Downs; and a
granddaughter. Kimberly Lynn
Downs, all of Port St. Joe: a sis-
ter, Ora Moore of Hokes Bluff. Al-
abama; and numerous nieces and
Nephews.
Funeral services were held'
Tuesday at 2,p.m. EST in Port St.
Joe church of Christ with James
pullins officiating. Burial followed
in the-Holly Hill Cemetery.
Wilson Funeral Home was in
charge of all arrangements.


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Adam, Reginia,
Virginia and

Amy Mills
Adam R. Mills, 20, Reginia M.
Mills, 20, Virginia L. Mills, 3, and
Amy N. Mills, five months, passed
away Friday morning at their
home in Bristol as a result of a
house fire., Adam was a lifelong
resident of Smiths, Alabama,
moving to Wewahitchka a year
and a half ago. He worked as a
Correctional Officer at the
Calhoun Correctional Institute,
and: was a member .of the New
Hope Freewill Baptist Church of
Smiths. Reginia was a lifelong
resident of Wewahitchka and the
family had recently moved to
Bristol.
Adam's survivors include his
parents, Eva Mills of Smiths and
'Danny Sanders of Crestview; his
:brother, -Marcus Sanders of
Phenix City, Alabama; his grand-
parents. Flora Woodham of'
Phenix City and Billy Fuqua of
Newton, Alabama. Reginia's sur-
Svivors include her parents, Reba
Chance Rhames of Wewahitchka
and Oscar Chance of Spring, TX;
her brother, Eugene Chance of
Wewahitchka, and her grand-
mother, Eleanor Chance of
Houston, TX Virginia and Amy
are survived by their grandpar-
ents, Eva Mills, Danny Sanders,
Reba Chance Rhames, and Oscar
Chance; and their great-grand-
parents, Flora Woodham, Billy
Fuqua. and Eleanor Chance.
..The.lfuneraL service was. held
at 10:00 a.m.. Monday, graveside,
at Pleasant Rest Cemetery, con-
ducted by the Rev. Charles Pettis,
Interment followed.
All services were under the
Direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahltchka Branch
Chapel.

John O'Donnell
Sohin O'Donnell, formerly of
Chicago, IL, passed away Tuesday
morning, December 5, in Port St.
Joe he was the beloved father of
Robin, Laura. and Frank, all of,
California: brother of Arlene'
Stomp of Mexico. Beach, and
Robert O'Donnell of Port St. Joe;
'and uncle of Patrick, Pamela,
, Denise, Laura, and John of St.
Joe Beach, and Robert. Richard,
and Lisa O'Donnell of Chicago.
Cremation is scheduled.

Ruth E. Cunningham
Ruth E. Cunningham. 96, of
Panacea, died Tuesday morning.
Dec. 12, in Panama City. She was
born in Alvin, Texas on January
,27, 1899, the third of eight chil-
dren of Frederick A. and Madge
Mary Spears Haas. The family
moved to Kansas in 1909, living
in Peabody and Agusta, Kansas.
Mrs. Cullins was a homemaker,
her greatest interests being her
family, home, friends, and
church. She was a member of the
Peabody United Methodist
Church. She married Bryan L.


consistently been a supporter of
property rights and other legisla-
tive initiatives aimed at protecting
the livelihoods of farmers in
North Florida.
Rep. Boyd has led the fight to
introduce performance based
budgeting reforms in Florida. "I
am a pro-jobs Democrat who be-
lieves that government wastes too
much, taxes too much, and regu-
lates too much," said Boyd. "I be-
lieve that we must create an envi-
Sronment that promotes work,.
helps workers, and makes job
creation our number one priority.
A balanced budget must be true
to our basic beliefs. I must in-
elude welfare reform, fiscal re-
straint, and protection for the
needs of seniors."
"To build a better economic
Future for our children, we must
support quality public educa-
tion," said Boyd. "We must pre-
pare students for -the Job market
while helping parents give them
the tools to be effective citizens,
responsible parents, and good
neighbors."
Rep. Boyd will focus his at-
tention on providing needed sup-
'prt and service to each county
and local community in this dis-
trict. "I have always been respon-
sive to the needs of our local com-
munities," said Boyd. "I will
continue to be active in providing
service and support for our
schools, towns, churches, and lo-
cal governments."
Rep. Boyd cited his efforts on
behalf of local school and prison
construction, and his leadership
in helping fishermen to survive as
their industry underwent massive
change.
"My family and I look forward
to travelling this district over the,
coming months to talk with citi-
zens about the issues that con-
cern .them and their families,"
said Boyd.
S: Boyd owns and operates a
family farm in Monticello with his
wife, Cissy. They have three chil-
dren. Boyd is making a formal
announcement of his candidacy
on Thursday in Marianna, Pana-
ma City, Tallahassee, and Lake
City.


Social Security

Rep. Coming
Most Social Security business
can be handled over the phone.
You are invited to call the Social
Security office at 1-800-772-
1213.
If this is not possible, you
may come to the office located at
30 West Government Street in
Panama City. The .office is open
Monday through Friday from 8:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m., C.D.T., except
on national holidays.
If you cannot come to Pana-
ma City, you may meet the Social
Security representative at the
Gulf County Courthouse on the
first and. third Monday of each
month from 11:00 a.m. until
12:00 p.m., E.T.
In December, the representa-
tive will meet next in Port St. Joe
on the 18th.


Sacred Steel Guitar

Music Available Now


Florida Secretary of State
Sandra B. Mortham announced
the release of the Sacred Steel
documentary audio cassette/
booklet album. The album
presents the vibrant but previ-
ously unheralded tradition of the
African American Holiness-
Pentecostal 'music played on the
electric steel guitar. Featuring se-
lections that range from hard
driving praise music to swinging
offertory marches and soulful
hymns, it is the result of more
than two years of research and
field recordings by the Depart-
ment of State's Florida Folkllfe
Program staff.
"Florida is fortunate to be the
hub of this little known, powerful
musical tradition," explained Sec-


Local Group to Take

Part In 96th Annual

Au dubon Bird Count


The Apalachicola Bay Christ-
mas Bird Count will be held on
December 29. The Apalachicola
Bay Christmas Bird Counters are
among the more than 44,000 vol-
unteers participating in the Na-
tional Audubon Society 96th
Christmas Bird Count, December
16-January 2.
This year marks the 96th an-
niversary since 27 conservation-


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Congratulations


Note of Thanks Congratulations to Jamie
N ,t I :, IaI Roberts for successfully complet-
I would like to take this ing the American Red Cross Life
opportunity to personally thank Guard Training, along with Com-
each person who helped organize munity CPR, First Aid and Safety.
the 1995 Christmas parade, and Thanks, Jamle for dedicating
also-a special-thank you to all the.--your-services to.our community.
wonderful entries for participat-
ing in the parade.
This year's paradeowasa great
success. We have had many won-
derful compliments on the
parade. Please be planning for
next year's parade and let's work
on making it bigger and better
next year.
Torya Nixon
Parade Chairperson


Thank You
SA big thanks to the staff at
SBig Barn on Highway 98 in Port
St. Joe by extending their Christ-
Smas spirit by donating a christ-
mas tree. '
SDr.Ivers and Staff
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Cullins on: April 30, 1924 in
Agusta, Kansas. They lived most
of their married life. in Peabody.
Mrs. Cullins was preceded in
death by her husband and a
daughter, Virginia A. Mosburg.
Survivors Include a son, Fred
Cullins of La Feria, Texas; a
daughter, Ruth Cunningham of
Panacea, 11 grandchildren; 17
great-grandchildren; and her
nieces and nephews.
She will be sent to Peabody,
Kansas for a funeral service Satur-
day in Baker Funeral Home
SChapel, and interment in Prairie
Lawn Cemetery.
Local services were provided
by Comforter Funeral Home.


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who could shoot the most birds
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record every individual bird and
bird species encountered during
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dividual Christmas Bird Counts
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half week period.
Each count group has a des-
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much ground as possible within a
24-hour period. The data collect-
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twenties. The 36-page booklet,
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The cassette and booklet are at-
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T Ri STAR. ORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. DEC. 14. 1995


School Board chairman Oscar Redd, fourth from left, is shown presenting a plaque to Jay Bidwell,
coach of the Wewahitchka Gator's state championship cross country team. Members of the team from
left are: Chris Edwards, James Taunton, Adam Taunton, Lee Linton, Luke Taunton, and Josh Taunton.
Not pictured is Brent Kilgro.


School Board Recognizes Cross Country Team


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Wewa Youth
Honored By
Optimist Club
In honor of Bay County and
Wewahitchka youth, the mayors
of the cities of Bay County and
Wewahitchka, along with the Bay
County Commission chairman
came together to sign a proclama-
tion which declared November
13-17 'Youth Appreciation Week."
Each year, Optimist Clubs in
conjunction with the Optimist In-
ternational, sponsor a 'Youth Ap-
preciation Week" to recognize the
accomplishments and achieve-
ments of the youth in our com-
munities. The proclamation stat-
ed that "vast majority of the
youth 'of our nation are con-
cerned, knowledgeable and re-
sponsible citizens" and the "ac-
complishments and achievements
"of these young citizens deserve
recognition and praise from those
who benefit from their efforts."
In addition to the proclama-
tion, the Optimist Clubs of Bay
County and Wewahitchka honor
one senior male and one female
from each of the area high
schools by selecting them to rep-
resent their schools at a banquet


at the Optimist Club on Panama
City Beach on November 16.
At the banquet, the students
received a plaque of appreciation.
The Optimist Club of Wewahitch-
ka, with the help of the staff at
Wewahitchka High School, select-
ed the students based on their
academic performance, communi-
ty participation and overall aca-.


demic performance, community
participation and overall respon-
siveness to other students. Cho-
sen to represent Wewahitchka
High School.
Kimberly Dietz ard Jason
Fisher were chosen to represent
Wewahitchka High School. Con-
gratulations from the Optimist
Club of Wewahitchka.


championship in AA schools. It
was the first state championship
for the school in more than 50
years.
The Board recognized the


SECOND PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
AND APPLICATION SUMMARY
Gulf County is applying to the Florida Department of
Community Affairs (DCA) for a grant under the Neighbor-
hood Revitalization category in the amount of $600,000
under the Small Cities Community Development Block
Grant (CDBG) program. For each activity that is proposed,
at least 70 percent of the funds must benefit low and mod-
erate income persons. The activities, dollar amounts and
estimated percentage benefit to low and moderate income
persons for which Gulf County is applying are:
Activity Budget Percent
(Approximate) LMI
Administration $48,000 N/A
Engineering $50,000 N/A
Fire Hydrants $20,000 70
Water Improvements $482,000 70
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT:
WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS IN THE
HIGHLAND VIEW SERVICE AREA TO SERVE
SOME 220 HOUSEHOLDS
If any persons are displaced-as-a result of these planned- -
activities, Gulf County will assist such'persons in the fol-
lowing manner:
Gulf County will adopt an anti-displacement and reloca-
Ston plan before submission of the grant. The County will
assist displaced persons with grant funds, as indicated in
the budget and policy.
A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to'com-
ment on the application will be held in County Comnis-
sion Meeting Room at the Gulf County Courthouse, Port
St. Joe, Florida at 4:30 p.m. local time Tuesday, December
19, 1995.
A draft of the parts of the application will be available for
public review at that time. A final copy of the application
will be made available during normal business hours no
more than five days after December 20, 1995 at the follow-
ing location: Office of Administrator Don Butler in the Gulf
County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida.
For information concerning the public hearing contact Ad-
ministrator Don Butler. Gulf County Courthouse, 1000
5th Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Phone (904) 229-
S8944.
The application will be submitted to DCA on or before De-
cember 20, 1995.
This is.. a handicapped accessible facility. Non-English
speaking hearing impaired or visually impaired persons
needing an interpreter or any handicapped person requir-
SIng special accommodation should contact Mr. Butler at
least five calendar days prior to the meeting. Persons seek-
ing information regarding the public hearing may contact
Mr. Butler at the same address and phone number.
Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989,
the following disclosures will be submitted to DCA with
the application. The disclosures will be made available by
Gulf County and DCA for public inspection upon request.
These disclosures will be available on and after the date of
submission of the application and shall continue to be
available for a minimum of five years.
1. Other government (federal, state and local) assistance to
the projectin the form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, in-
surance payment, rebate, subsidy, credit, tax benefit, or
any form of direct or indirect benefit by source and
amount; .
2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers,
contractors, or consultants involved in the application for
assistance or in the planning or development of the project
or activity;
3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any other per-
sons with a pecuniary interest in the project that can rea-
sonably be expected to exceed $50,000 or 10 percent of
the grant request (whichever is lower);
4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property
owners, or others listed in two (2) or three (3) above which
are corporations, or other. entities, the identification and
pecuniary interests by corporation or entity of each officer,
director, principal stockholder, or other official of the enti-
ty;
5, The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the
project by each of the providers of those funds and the
amount provided; and
6. the expected uses of all funds by activity and amount.

A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/HANDICAP
ACCESS JURISDICTION
PIuljllAh December 14. 1995


countless hours of perseverance,
hard work, and support of the
team, its coaching staff and its
supporters.


Farmer Completes
Naval Training
'Navy Seaman Recruit Preston
L. Farmer, son of Lary L. and
Linda S. Farmer of White City, re-
cently completed U.S. Navy basic
training at Recruit Training Com-
mand in Great Lakes, Illinois.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Farmer completed a variety
of training which Included class-
room study, practical hands-on
instruction, and an emphasis on
physical fitness. In particular,
Farmer learned naval customs,
first aid, fire fighting, water safety
and survival, and a variety of
safety skills required for working
around ships and aircraft.
Farmer and other recruits
also received instruction on the
Navy's core values-honor, cou-
rage, and commitment; and what
the words mean in guiding per-
sonal and professional conduct.
Farmer joins 55,000 men and
-women'who will-enter the Navy
this year from all over the e6un-
try.
Men and women train togeth-
er from their first day In the Navy
just as they do aboard ships and
at shore commands around ,the
world. To reinforce the team con-
cept, Farmer and other recruits
also were trained in preventing
sexual harassment and ensuring
equal opportunity.
Even as the naval service gets
smaller over the next few years,
highly motivated young -people
like Farmer, are still finding an
opportunity to improve their
knowledge and education as they
become part of the most highly
technical naval force in history.
This year alone the Navy will
have more than 57,000 job open-
ings and opportunities, most of
which include guaranteed train-
ing.
He is a 1995 graduate of Port
St. Joe High School.

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important that you shop early
and take good care of your pur-
chase from the moment you get It
home until the holidays are over.
Regardless of the type of nat-
ural Christmas tree you choose,
an imported fir, pine, spruce or a
native Florida red cedar you
should select a fresh, well shaped
tree. Before buying, decide where,
you'll display the tree, so, you'll
know exactly what size to pur-
chase. If you plan to put the tree
in a corer or against a wall, you
might buy one with a bad side,
and save a few dollars. It's impor-
tant to shop at a Christmas tree
lot where the trees are well dis-
played, so you can really see
what you're getting for your mon-
ey. Once you find a fresh tree of
the right size and shape, you
need to know how to take care of




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did oppose the concept.
The main thrust of the board
discussion emphasized reducing
the county's village rate (which
has been lowered each of the past
three years), not raising spending.
The board will decide at a
future meeting whether to pro-
ceed with the public referendum.
Ambulance
The board discussed a letter
sent to Gulf Pines Hospital by
Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr.,'
informing them of the ambulance
squad's backup ambulance crew
policy.
Peters had told the board of
an incident in which a resident
was advised by a doctor at Gulf
Pines Hospital that an ambulance
was not available to transport him
to Panama City. Ambulance
Director Shane McGuffin told the
board that an ambulance, backup
medic and paramedic were avail-
S able and at the ambulance build-
ing at the time.
The letter asked the hospital
to call 911 when an ambulance is
needed for a transfer and advised
them of the ambulance crew's'
backup availability.
In Other Business
The board recognized
Wewahitchka boy's cross country
team fortheir accomplishment in
winning the state AA champi-
onship.
Heard from David Hines
with Julian Webb and Associates,
concerning CDBG grant applica-
tion to rework the distribution
lines of the Highland View water
system
Decided to set up a backup
ambulance and crew at the St.
Joe Beach Fire Department as
requested by Ambulance Director
Shane McGuffin.
Agreed to give county union
employees a 2.5% pay raise
retroactive to October 1, 1995.
Set up a workshop for
redistricting December 20, at 4:30
p.m., inviting Gulf County School
Board members to the meeting.
The commissioners are in hopes
that the school board will consid-
er adopting the same voter district


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it properly.
If you buy your tree several
days before you plan to set it up,
store it outdoors in a cool area
under shade or in a carport. Cut


From Page


boundaries.
Agreed to pay for an addi-
tion to the Highland View Fire
Department at a cost of $21,000
and to advertise for bids to add
one truck bay to the White -city
-Fire Department as requested by
Comm. Hammond.
Heard from County
Attorney Tim McFarland concern-
ing pending suits against the
county resulting from the Sheriffs
department suits. McFarland told
the board that all records would
be closed to the public until after
the cases are heard, after which
all records would be open. The
cases are currently in the media-
tion process.

GCGC Board
Will Meet Tues.
The board of (directors lof .the
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc.
will hold its regularly scheduled
meeting on Tuesday, December
19 at noon (eastern). The meeting
will be held at the Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Inc. in Port St.
SJoe.





Notice of Sheriffs S le
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That pursuant
to a Writ of Execution Issued In the COUNTY
Court of GULF County, Florida, on the 13th day of
SEPTEMBER, 1995 In : the cause wherein
WEWAHITCHKA STATE BANK was plaintiff and
LOIS RENE KELSOE, was defendant, being case'#
95-89 in said Court.
I, FRANK MCKEITHEN, as Sheriff of GULF
County, Florida, have levied upon the right, title,
and interest of the defendant LOIS RENE KELSOE,
In and to the following described property, to wit:
One (1) 1986 Nissan 300ZX
ID #JNICZ14S5GX104072
and on the 16th day of JANUARY, 1996, at
the NORTH FRONT DOOR of the GULF County
Courthouse, in the City of PORT ST. JOE GULF
County, Florida at the hour of 11:00 ArM., or as
soon thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all
of the said LOIS RENE KELSOE; right, title and
Interest in aforesaid property as public outcry and
will sell the SAME, subject to all prior lens,
encumbrances arid Judgements, if any, to the
highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH, the
proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the
payment of costs and satisfaction o the above
described execution.
/s/Frank McKelthen
Sof GULF county, Florida
Sheriff
4tc December 14, 21, 28, 1995 and January 4,
1996 .


Gulf County
Extension Service


the tree stump at a diagonal
about one inch above the original
cut, and place it in a container of
water. When you bring the tree
inside, saw the stump again, this
time squaring off the diagonal.
This creates a fresh wound which
helps the tree take up water
through the stump. Now place
the tree in a stand that holds wa-
ter. Be sure you keep the stand
filled at all times It's surprising
how quickly a good-size tree can
take up a quart- of water. So,
check the water level at least
once a day.
Place your tree in the coolest
part of the room. Keep it away
from things like fireplaces,' radia-
tors, air ducts; and even T.V.
sets. The heat from these can
cause the tree needles to dry out
and drop off very quickly.
Proper Christmas tree care is
only part of the story. There are
certain safety rules you should
follow carefully. Never use can-
dles or anything with an open


Lady Gators

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55-37 Mon.
WEWA55, APALACH 37
The Wewahitchka Lady Ga-
tors took their second win of the
season Monday, when they used
a stout defense to defeat the Apa-
lachicola girls' team 55-37.
The Lady Gators trailed by a
slim 26-23 margin at the mid-
game point, but charged ,back in
the third period to take the lead
which they held for the remainder
of the game.
Diana Taunton's 22 points
led the Gator attack followed by
Amanda Davis' 12 points to go
along with her 12 assists, was the
punch the Gators needed to come
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Apalach 10 16 8 3-37
WEWA-Taunton 11-0-22,
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flame on or near the tree. If
you're using electric lights, check
them over very carefully for
loose connections and worn
wires. Don't overload your electri-
cal circuits. If you must use an
extension cord, run it out of the
way of foot traffic, and be sure it's
heavy enough for the current
load. Always turn the tree light off
when you leave home or go to
bed.
Buying and caring for your
Christmas tree may not be the
weightiest problem on ,your mind
as we move Into the Christmas
season. But, ifyou plan to have a
natural Christmas tree in your
home this year, you'll need to give
some thought to both subjects.
Keep in mind that a fresh tree
with good shape and sturdy
branches usually will make the
best tree for displaying and deco-
rating. Make sure you keep the
tree in the coolest possible place,
an that you water it every day.
Take the time to properly care for
your Christmas tree. and it will
reward your efforts with radiant
beauty throughout the holiday
season.

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Travel to Gainesville This Weekend


PSJ 70, MALONE 62
Two basketball heavyweights
met in the Dome Saturday night,
when Malone and the Sharks
squared off in the battle 'of the
unbeatens. When the dust
cleared, only one team remained
with an unblemished record--
Port St. Joel The Sharks took the
close score by eight points, win-
ning the game, 70-62.
Four Sharks scored in double
figures in the usual Shark fast-
paced and exciting game. Malone
claimed victory in only one stan-
za-the third-When they made a
run for the lead, outscoring the
Sharks 19-13, but the Sharks
tied the Tigers in the last period,
22-22 all, to keep their game win-
ning margin.
The Sharks and the Tigers
maintained their state rankings
in their respective classes: the
Sharks are number two in Class
3 and the Tigers at the top of the
heap in class 2.


"I


Lady Sharks Win


Two; Host Classic


Tourney Dec. 14-15


PSJ 47. C'BELLE 16
All the Lady Sharks had the-
range for the basket as all got on
the scoreboard in a 47-16 romp
over Carrabelle Friday night.
Stephanie Maxwell was the
only player in double figures.
however, despite her team mates
all scoring to make the night mis-
erable for the Franklin County
team. She had 16 points to her,
credit.
Carrabelle scored in .every
quarter of the game, but the Lady -
Sharks held complete mastery,
over them for the full 32 minutes.
The Sharks had a command-
ing 28-9 halfflme lead.
Score by Quarters:
PSJ 11 17 7 12-47
C'BELLE S 3 5 3-16
PSJ-Maxwell 7-2-16, M.
Wood 2-1-5, Fields 3-0-6, McNeal
1-0-2. Johnson 3-0-6, C. Wood 3-
0-6. Kilbourn 2-0-4, Thompson I -
0-2. -,. .
C'BELLE--Brinkley 2-0-6,
Boatwright 1-0-2, Curry 3-2-8.
JEFFERSON 52, PSJ 42
The Port SL Joe lady Sharks
lost their second game of the sea-
son Monday night, against the
high-flying Jefferson County la-
dies in Montlcello by a score of
52-42.
It was the Jefferson squad's
first win of the season.
Stephanie Maxwell was, as
usual, the Sharks big gun with
her 26 points. Nikkl Cooks of the
Lady Tigers was the games' top
scorer with 27.
PSJ-Maxwell 26. M. Wood 6,
McNeal 4,C. Wood 2, Croom 4.
JEFFERSON-Cooks 27, Par-
rish 14, Scott 5, Hawkins 2,
Bradley 2.
PSJ 66, LIBERTY CO. 49
In a tune-up game for their


Shark Classic this week end, the
Lady Sharks chewed on the Liber-
ty County Bulldogs Tuesday night
In Bristol, bringing home a 66-49
victory, running their record to 6-
2 on the season.
Stephanie Maxwell led the la-
dies with her 31 big points and
13 rebounds. Latrina McNeal
added 10 points.
Thursday the Sharks take on
the Chipley Tigers followed by the
Apalachlcola team. The Classic Is
a two night event-Thursday and
Friday-involving teams from We-
wahitchka, Apalachicola, Chipley
and the Sharks.
This will be the last appear-
ance by the Lady Sharks until
January 14.
Score by Quarters: .
PSJ 13 17 23 13-66
LIBERTY 5 15 20 9-49
PSJ-Maxwell 14-3-31. M.
Wood 3-1-7, Fields 3-0-6, Crooms
3-0-6, McNeal 5-0-10, Johnson
1-0-2, Kilbourn 1-1-4.
LIBERTY-Jackson 8-4-22.
Berrieum 2-2-6. Summerlin 2-0-
4, Williams 1-0-2, Solomon 5-0-
11. Owens 1-2-4.

Turkey Shoot
The Highland View Volunteer
Fire Department will hold their
turkey shoot again this Saturday
and Sunday, December 16 and
17, from 1-5:00 p.m. at the inter-
section of Butler's Road and
Highway 98. The cost is $2.00 per
shot.


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Des Baxter goes up for two
points against Malone.
Brian Jenkins led the Port SL
Joe scoring with 17 points. Jer-
maine Larry added 13. Des Bax-
ter and Doyle Crosby each scored
10 points. Larry had two treys
and Baxter had one.
The Tigers had three in dou-
ble figures, lead by Clarence Tiggs
with his 17 points, to match'
Brian Jenkins' score production.
Score by quarters:
Malone 12 91922-62
PSJ 18 17 13 22-70
MALONE-T. Tiggs 5-0-11,
McCullough 5-0-10, Bellamy 1-0-
2. Baker 2-0-5, C. Tiggs 5-2-17,
Smith 1-0-3, Allkah 2-0-6,
Rhodes 1-2-4, Williams 2-0-4.
PSJ-Larry 5-1-13, Likely 2--
0-4. Jenkins 7-1-17, Adkison 1-
2-4, Jones 1-0-2, Quinn 4-0-8,
Williams 1-0-2, Baxter 3-3-10.,
Crosby 4-2-10.
PSJ 66, G. RIDGE 32
The Sharks took a huge 28-;
13 lead over Grand Ridge last Fri-
day night and went on to scalp
the Indians by a score of 66-32 in
the opening night of the Shark
Shoot-out last week end.
In the other game. Malone
toppled the Apalachicola Sharks
In another lop-sided game 83-58.
Rocky Quinn was the only,
Shark scoring In double figures in.
the game. with his 18 points,
which also led both teams.
Coach Vernon Eppinette,
emptied his bench for the game
and had points from every player
on the squad.

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"We got inside and ran up an
impressive score," Coach Eppin-
ette said. "After that, our kids
reallyjuniped on them"i ,,
The Sharks took both of their
games in the Shoot Out, winning
over previously unbeaten Malone
70-62 Saturday night.
SScore by Quarters:
SG. Ridge 7 6 8 11-32
PSJ 18 10 22 14-66
C. RIDGE-Branch 4, God-
win 4. Simms 2, Ellis 6, Lewis 1,.
:Collie 1,, Williams 2, Grandberry
2. .
\ PSJ-Larry 9, Likely 2, Jen-
kins 6. Adklson 6, Jones 3, Dan-
iels 7. Quirn 18, Baxter 9, Ward
1, Bolden 3, Crosbv 4.


Face Two

Tough


Games In

G'ville
The Sharks will travel
to ainesvilUe this Friday
and Saturday for two
games with top-notch op-
tonents before returning
me 'to meet Monticello
Monday.
While in Gaunesville,
the Sharks will play 4-A
CainesvIle Eastslde Friday
at 7:30. Saturday night,
they will meet 10th
ranked 3A powerhouse P.
K. Yonge at 6:00 pn. .
Both games .will be
pliaye at the' Gainesville
Eastalde gymnasium.


PSJ 83, BLOUNTSTOWN 38
The Sharks did it to the
Blountstown Tigers in a big way
Tuesday night, muzzling them
with an 83-38 manhandling.
Jumping off to a huge 21-7
first quarter drubbing, the
Sharks never let up on them as
they more than doubled the final
score in earning their seventh
straight victory of the season to
hold on to their perfect record
with no blemishes.
C.'J. 'Jones- had' the high
point production for both teams
with his 18 points as the Sharks
had three players scoring In dou-
ble figures and 11 players score.
Jermaine Larry scored 14
and Chad Quinn 10. Jones had 3
treys, Larry .2, Likely. Jenkins,
Adkison and Des Baxter all had
one each.
The Sharks had a 40-18 lead
at half time.
Score by Quarters:
B'town 7111010-38
PSJ 21 19 25 18-83
BTOWN-Bess 7-3-17, Ma-
thews 1-0-2, Reed 2-0-4, Faulk 1-
0-2, Baker 5-1-11, Ward 1-0-2.
PSJ-Larry 4-4-14, Likely 2-
0-5, Jenkins 3-2-9, Adklson 1-0-
3, Jones 7-1-18, Daniels 0-2-2.
Quinn 5-0-10, Williams 2-0-4,
De. Baxter 3-1-8, Da. Baxter 0-2-
2, Crosby 3-2-8.


M ._ .. h. : lliat' .I-
Brian Jenkins goes up for two of his game high 17 points in
their 70-62 victory over #one ranked AA Malone.

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health, ask your dentist about
some of the new techniques
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For example, there are new
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consist of very hard microsized
crystals similar in texture to
fine sand. The dentist mixes
this filler with a resin and then
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shaping it to recreate the
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Avoid Credit Card Shopping Binge, UF Consumer Expert Warns


By Judy Corbus, Multi-County
Home Economics Extension Agent
As the holiday shopping sea-
son approaches, a University of
Florida home economist has is-
sued a financial storm warning:
consider your purchases carefully
and use credit cards wisely to
avoid getting in over your head
when the bills are due.
"It's so easy to just say
'charge it' and get carried away
with the spirit of the gift-giving
season," said Mary Harrison, con-
sumer education specialist with
the UF's Institute of Food and Ag-
ricultural Sciences. "All those lit-
tie purchases add up, and we all
know there's no free lunch. Bin-
geing on credit card debt is one
thing, getting out from under that
debt is another. especially if
you're paying 18 percent inter-
est-or more-on the balance."
She said :credit card compa-
nies are making it easier for con-
sumers to fall behind on their
credit card payments by extend-
'ing borrowing limits. And, she
added, part of the blame for
record levels of consumer debt
must go to credit card issuers
who are willing to give cards to al-
most anyone, even those with a
poor credit history or bankruptcy.
"New variable-interest rate
credit cards, which promise a low
rate for the first six months, can
surprise customers with a big
rate increase after the introducto-
ry period," she said.
Another factor In the huge
rise in U.S. consumer credit debt,

Semmes to be

Gulfs Rep. On
Farm Council
The Farm Service Agency has
completed its annual county com-
mittee elections. The election
.established, a five member com-
mittee that will service Gulf,
Calhoun, Franklin and Liberty
counties.
The new committee replaces
the previous three member com-
mittee that served each of the four
counties.
Selected as representatives
are Hugh Semmes of Gulf County,
James .M. Duggar of Liberty
County, and Don Miller. Don
Melton and Brenda Stoltzfus, all
of Calhoun County.
The new committee will take
office on January I. They serve as
a board of directors in the admin-
istration of farm programs autho-
--rized-by the United-States
Congress. Each county In the
consolidated county group will
continue to be funded separately.
If there are any questions
concerning the reorganized
agency and the committee.system
please 'contact the Blountstown
office at 827 Leonard St., phone
904-674-8388 or 1-800-243-
9912.

Optimist Coloring
Contest Is Set
The Optimist Club of Wewa-
hitchka is sponsoring a Christ-
mas coloring contest and original
art work for the elementary
grades, pre-K through sixth.
The theme for this contest is
"Share the Joy of Christmas."
There will be a winner chosen
from each grade with all winners
receiving a $10 cash prize and a
treat to lunch with Mr. Kelley.
All pre-K through first grades
will compete by coloring and sec-
ond grades through sixth will
complete an original picture. The
deadline for turning in entries is
December 11.


$1,000 Poetry
Contest Is Open
To Florida Po'ets
You may enter a new poetry
contest sponsored by the Texas
Poetry Alliance, a new organiza-
tion whose artistic goal is to ex-
cite interest in poetry. The grand
prize is a whopping $1,000, with
28 prizes in all.
The guidelines are simple.
Your poem may be written on any
subject, using any style, but
must be your own original work.
There is no entry fee. Deadline for
entering is January 1, 1996. Win-
ners will be announced the sec-
ond week in March and a win-
ner's list sent to all entrants.


Says Robert Mearns, Poetry
Director: "Florida has a great rep-
utation for producing fine poets
and we think this contest will
produce exciting discoveries. As
an added incentive to beginning
poets We reserve the right to pub-
lish the winning poems"
To enter send one poem only,
21 lines or less, to: Poetry Con-
test, 1712 East Riverside Drive,
Suite 147, Austin, Texas 78741-
1320.


now more than $1-trillion, is that
more merchants now accept cred-
it cards and consumers are shift-
ing more purchases to their
cards. For example, credit card
use at some supermarkets has in-
creased by 50 percent in the last
six months, she said. Overall,
consumers owe lenders about a
third of their disposable income,
not including mortgage and car
payments.
"Some people like credit
cards because they're more con-
venient than cash.. Others use
credit cards for almost every type
of purchase because they receive
airline frequent filer miles or'gift
points for each charge. In their
search for rewards, they charge
everything from dental. bills to
down payments on new cars," she
explained.
Harrison said the average
credit card holder carries a bal-
ance of $3,900 on two or more
cards and only a third pay their
bills in full each month. Most
make only the minimum monthly
payment, which means it will
take years to pay off the princi-
pal. Some are having trouble
making any :payment at all. Oth-
ers are filing for bankruptcy.
"If you owe $2,500 on a cred-
it card with an 18 percent inter-
est rate and make only the mini-


mum payment each month, it will.
take almost 20 years to..pay off.
the balance," Harrison said. 'Your
interest payments over the years
will total more than $4,000."
Harrison offered the following
tips not just for the holiday sea-
son, but for good year-round ftl-
nancial management:
*Pay your monthly, bills on
time and don't go over your credit
limit.
*Pay off,.as much' of your
monthly balance as possible. .
*Stop -using your credit* cards.
and start using debit cards that,
deduct money from your checking:;
account.
a Combine all your credit-card
purchases onto one card with the
lowest interest rate. If you cannot
transfer balances to one card. pay
off the card with the highest In-
terest rate first
Don't be' afraid or embar-`'
rassed to seek professional finan-
cial counseling If you need it.
The following publications are
available free from the University
of Florida Gulf County Coopera-
tive Extension Service: Choosing
a Credit Card, Credit Terms. De-
ciding How to Pay. Establishing
Credit, Know Your Legal Rights.
and A New Way To Pay: Debit
Cards. or io t
For more information on


managing credit wisely, contact
Judy Corbus, Home Economics
'Extension Agent, Gulf County
(Cooperative Extension Service, at
(904) 639-3200.


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Phone Calls Were

A."Purposeful

'Misstatement"
: One.Elderly Citizen Describes Act As A
I "New Height ofLbwness" (In Politics)
BEST NEWS IS VOTERS GETTING SMARTER
A Florida Senate committee probe into the dirty tricks campaign of
'.Gov. Lawton Chiles may very well not result in criminal charges, but it
'already has made an important point. Voters-even the so-called con-
'fused elderly-are smartening up and, just maybe, politics as usual isn't
going to cut it anymore.
S This old reporter (74) is always careful when informing readers on
matters of social security and Medicare. I have cousins in their 80's and
90's whose faces appear before me whenever I write about retirement. As
:they don't have the golden parachute benefits every politician I know has
managed to negotiate, I'm careful not to upset or confuse them while still
reporting the truth. It's a journalistic responsibility and challenge.
That is why I was particularly enraged (not surprised) at the election-
eve phone calls Chiles' campaign committee made to elderly voters in key
Tampa Bay area counties. They not only didn't identify themselves, they
outright lied when they claimed they represented a citizens' tax group
that didn't exist and a Republican retirement group that didn't know
about the calls.
Oh, there's to be a lot of finger-pointing on who knew what when.
There's already a scapegoat (Democratic Party Executive Director Scott
Falmlen) ready to keep the blame from falling on Chiles or Lt. Gov. Buddy
MacKay and great reform bills are being groomed for the next legislative
session.
But the important point is already made. There were enough senior
citizens seeing through the phony phone calls insinuating Chiles' oppo-
nent Jeb Bush was a tax cheat who. opposed Medicare and social securi-
ty. Their protests have brought an investigation which includes for the
first time in history testimony from a governor of Florida.
Bless those oldtimers. Listen to what they say.
"If he (Chiles) didn't know about it that doesn't say much for his man-
agerial skills," said Mary Baker, a retired nurse who reported the calls to
the committee. "I realize politics is getting more and more dirty, but I
believe this was a new height of lowness."
The quote I personally like the best iS retiree LeRoy Holt, saying after
he protested: "If you believe he (Chiles) didn't know about it, I've got some
swamp land I'll sell you."
There is other evidence around that voters of all ages are becoming
harder to fool by campaign tricks such as rigging polls in one way or the
other, a practice prevalent in the big news media, and using the politics
of envy and fear.
All of these-including the phony election eve telephone calls-have
been around a long time. They no doubt are not illegal, but they certain-
ly are morally wrong. .
Just as wrong, morally, as the federal government's anti-family poli-
cy of taxing married people for having children and sending a check to
unmarried people for having children.
Perhaps the voters In the 1990s are not going to be so ignorant and
easily misled as the politicians and the big media seem to think.
QUOTE OF THE YEAR:
"It was a purposeful misstatement," explained Democratic Party
Director Scott Falmlen when asked if he was lying when he told a news-
paper he had no knowledge of telephone calls to elderly citizens on the eve
of the election last year.


Here's the Capitol News Roundup
DEMOCRATS IGNORE DIRTY TRICKS
With nary a mention of dirty tricks, delegates to the state Democratic
Party Convention put their money on their favorite Florida campaign
Issues-the budget~.Mledleare -nd&Medicald" --.. ,-,.-
'The only way the congressional Medicare plan will become law Is if a
Republican is elected president" Vice President Gore said in a warmup to
President Clinton's speech to the convention via satellite.
Clinton contended Republicans are trying to dismantle Medicare and
Medicaid in their Contract with America budget that he has vetoed. "I will
not yield," Clinton said.
Republicans contend they plan to save it and that Democrats are
lying to senior citizens about the program and have no plan of their own
to keep them from going bankrupt.
A striking lapel pin with the initials "W.D." circle.with a slash across
them made the rounds at the Democratic convention. The initials, of
course, stood for Senate dean W. D. Childers who had been a Democrat,
for 24 years before switching to the Republican Party this year.
A tie given to U. S. Rep. Sam Gibbons, D-Tampa, by conservative
spokesman Russ Limbaugh didn't sell at the convention. Limbaugh sent
a tie to.Gibbons after he had Jerked a Republican congressman around
by his tie in the heat of an argument. Gibbons donated it to the Florida
Young Democrats who wanted to auction it off at a base price of $50. It
only got a bid of $16 and was not sold.
BLACK WOMAN, RETIRED JUDGE IN CONGRESSIONAL RACE
Leon County Commissioner Anita Davis and retired Gulf County
Judge David Taunton will run for the Florida panhandle congressional
seat held by retiring Pete Peterson. D-Marianna.
A field of some eight candidates is expected for the 1996 race.
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overcome the odds of a black woman winning a North Florida congres-
sional seat.
Taunton, who has been a teacher, coach, principal, minister and
judge, said his only special interest will be the "common people" of the
district who might be brushed aside in Washington, D.C. He and his wife
have provided a home for some 200 children throughout the years with
the help of churches and friends, not government agencies.
Davis announced her candidacy at the Florida Democratic
Convention where state Rep. Allen Boyd, D-Monticello, was testing the
waters and is expected to announce for the seat this week. Tallahassee
lobbyist George Sheldon was also seeking support at the convention for
his candidacy for the Peterson seat.
Biggest local rumor at the convention was that state Sen. Charles
Williams, D-Tallahassee, who was, to decide last month if he'll switch par-
ties and run for the congressional seat, will announce this week that he
will not do it.
HOUSE, SENATE STAFFERS GET PAY HIKES
The Joint Legislative Management Committee this' week gave pay
raises amounting to about 6 percent to employees of lawmakers as an
early Christmas gift. The raise is in addition to the 3-percent pay increas-
es legislators approved for all state workers earlier this year.
CONGRESS ASKED TO PROBE DOVE HUNT CHARGES
One of the 88 people cited by the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service for
hunting over a baited field at a charity dove hunt in October in Dixie
County is requesting a congressional investigation, according to the Perry
News Herald.
He is Bill Boe, an environmental specialist for contractors on conta-
minated clean-up sites, who is calling the federal raid on the annual dove
hunt to benefit Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch a classic example of extor-
tion and misuse of federal resources. Boe, a twice-wounded Vietnam War
Veteran, said he asked the federal agent who cited him to point out where
the bait was in the field and he couldn't do it.
He has hired an attorney and written to U. S. Rep. Cliff Sterns who
has requested a hearing into the affair.
State Sen. Charles Williams, who lives in the district and sponsored
the charity hunt, called the raid a "set up Job." He said Col. Larry Martin,
regional director of the Game & Fish Commission, who was among the
invited hunters, walked around the field before shooting and said he did
not believe it was baited.
LOMBARDI WILL STAY AND FINISH JOB
University of Florida President John Lombardj' said last week he
plans to stay at the flagship school to finish what he started six years ago
Instead of accepting an offer from prestigious Johns Hopkins University.
Lombardi and state leaders settled a controversy he had with the Florida
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[School Board Minutes ]


The .Gulf County School Board met in
regular session.on November 7, 1995, at
5:00 P.M., in the Gulf County School Board
Administrative Offices in Port St. Joe. The
following members were present: Charlotte
Pierce, Oscar Redd, David Byrd, Caroline
Norton, aInd Mary Pridgeon. The
,Superintendent and Board Attorney were
also present.
Chairman Pierce presided and the
greeting was opened with the invocation led
by Caroline Norton, followed by the Pledge
of Allegiance led by David Byrd.
Representing the Panhandle Area
,Educational .Consortium, Ms. Paula Waller,
'Executive Director, and Mr. Pat McDaniel,
'Risk Manager, presented the Board a check
in the amount of $100,000 as a partial pay-
ment for hurricane loss at Highland View
'Elementary School.
HEAR FROM PUBLIC: Mr. Elmo
Sander appeared before the Board express-
ing his concern over the discipline policy for
handicapped students in Gulf County. He
also requested the Board review the policy.
Mr. Mark Ellmer;appeared before the,
Board expressing his concerns over the
facility needs at Port St. Joe.Elementary
School.
ADOPTION OF'AGENDA: On motion
by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and
unanimous vote, the :Board adopted the
agenda.
BUDGET MATIERS/PAYMENT OF
BILLS: On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the following budget mat-
ters and payment of bills:
Budget Ariendihent No. I, General
Fund
Budget Amendment No. I, Special
Revenue, Other
Budget Amendment No. I, Special
Revenue, Food Service '
Budget Amendment No. I, Capital
Projects, PECO
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: On motion
by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by Mrs. Norton,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
the minutes of October 3, 1995.
CORRESPONDENCE: The Board
reviewed correspondence from Billy Traylor,
District II County Commissioner, in refer-
ence to the lighting of the girls' softball field
in Wewahitchka. No action necessary.
BID MATIERS: On motion by Mr.
Redd, second by Mr. Byrd, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the following bid
matters:
Awarded the bid for refurbishing the
gymnasium bleachers and installing safety
rails at Port St. Joe High School to Preferred
Seating, Inc., in the amount of $21,050.00.
Awarded School Food Service
Quarterly bids No. 96-011 and 96-012 to
the following vendors: Phillips Meats &
Seafoods, Inc.; The Merchants Company;
P.R. Harrell & ,Sons: Dairy Fresh
Corporation: Daffin Foodstuff:
Cochran/S sco Food Company; W.J. Powell
Co., Inc.; and Lance, Inc.
Awarded bids for lights and necessary
electrical components -and hardware for
lighting of the Wewahitchka High School
Girl's Softball Field toth following vendors:
Mayer Electrical Supiy Company, Inc., in.
the amount of $2,748.53; and General
Electric Supply, in the amount of
$5,800.00.
PERSONNEIUMATIERS: On motion by
Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
following personnel matters for the 1995-96 .
school year:
Approved a rank change for Mary Lou '
Cumble, Secretary at Port St. Joe' High
School, from a Level II Secretary to Level 1-
A-
Approved the following as substitume,-,
teachers in the Gulf County School System:
Phyllis Gortman, Barbara Layfield, and
Karen Butts.
'Approved Sheila Williams for the post-
tion of School Food Service employee at
Wewahltchka Elementary School.
Approved Mary King for the position of'
Pre-K Aide/Driver at Port 'St. Joe
Elementary School.
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Norton, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved Tile
II, Dwight D. Eisenhower Professional
Development Program Application for


School Year 1995-96.
SCHOOL ADVISORY COMMITTEES:
On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by Mr.
Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following School Advisory
Committees for the 1995-96 school year:
Gulf County Adult School Douglas
Birmingham, Roy Lee Carter, S.M.
Eubanks. Johnny Gainer, BJ. Guilford,
Rawlis Leslie. Martha Sanborn, Cecil
Pippin, Simona Pittman, Merri Christie,
and Donna Walker.
Port St. Joe High School Betty
Bouington, Nancy Buzzett, Mary Lou
Cumble, Tract Gaddis, Linda Gilmore,
Rodney Herring, Kristi Lawrence, Rawlis
Leslie, Minnie Likely, Lewana Patterson,
Heather Rish, Elmo Sander, Wes Taylor,
Christine White, and Debra Wood.
Wewahitchka Elementary School -
Cherlyn McNamara, Clarissa Harrison,
Harold Hoover, Vanessa Feltrop, Phoebe
Butler, Sherron Miller, Tracy Bowers, Bill
Carr, Connie St. Clair, Randy Harper, Kim
Whitfield, Kim Ludlam, Karen Minger, Pam
Lister, Brenda Little, Janice' Nelson,
Melinda Hill, and Carolyn Ranie.
Port St. Joe Elementary School -
Barbara Swain, Denise Williams, Cindy
Belin, Linda Johnson, Sharon Watson, Chip
Garrett, Susie McFarland, Kim Lewis,.
Shirley Jenkins, Danny Raffeld, Michael
Cooley, Tessle Myrick, Minnie Likely,
Norton Kilbourn, Charles Gathers, Tammy
McGee, Monette Jefferson, and Gerald
Lewter.
Wewahitchka High School L.A.
Mathes, Sara Joe Wooten, Oletha Bowers,
Bill Carr, Jan Traylor, Debbie Barnes, Doris
Mincy, Evelyn Cox, Tim Hammon, Terry
Linton, Dawn Alcorn, Stephanie Wade,
Wendy Nelson, Cameron Totman, Joe
Jackson, Ron McAndrews, and Joe
Jackson, Sr.
Port St. Joe Middle School Chris A.
.Earley, Margaret Ellmer, Gloria Gant, Linda
Bancroft, Joe Walker, Lakeythia Fllmore,
Chris Brumbaugh, Wanda Nixon, Donna
Parker, Gall Blackmon, Dawana Johnson,
Vicki Abrams,. Katrina Etheridge, Linda
Marquardt, Shirley Jenkins, Rocky
Comforter, and Cindy Belin.
Highland View Elementary School -
Catherine Barfleld, Michael Langley, Mike
Nixon, Paula Boone, Michelle Catrett,
Sharon Hewett, Wendy Varner, Kathy
Thomas, Herman Jones, Tonya Plair, and
Barbara Eells.
TRANSPORTATION MATTERS: On
motion by Mrs. Norton, second by Mrs.
Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following transportation mat-
ters:
Approved new bus stop #5239 at Port
St. Joe Beach.
Approved new bus stop #6054 at Port
St. Joe Beach.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mr.
Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board
tabled a request for a bus stop under the
two-mile limit at 324 Sesame Street in -
Wewahitchka.
On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second
by Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board denied a request for a bus top under
the two-mile limit on Catalpa Road in
Wewahltchka. .
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by
Mrs. Prldgeon, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved an out-of-state field trip
request and the use of a bus for a group of
Wewahitchka Elementary School students
to travel to Kolomoki Indian Mounds in
Blakely, Georgia. on November 11, 1995.
SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT: On
motion by Mrs. Norton, second by Mrs.
Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following calendar amend-
ments due to Hurricane Opal:
~ Wewahitchka Schools. 'Stu-dent
school day changes: December 21, 1995.
January 8, 1996, January 15, 1996
Employee work day changes:
December 21, 1995, January 5, 1996
(Wewa High only), January 15, 1996, May
28, 1996 (Wewa Elementary only)
Highland View Elementary School
Student school day changes: January
8, 1996, January 15, 1996
Employee work day changes: October
10, 1995, January 15, 1996
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the


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Board approved the following matters:
Approved a request from Port St. Joe
Elementary School PTA to match funds .in
the amount of $600.00 to help with expens-
es for Port St. Joe Elementary School field
trips for the 1995-96 school year.
Approved to .contribute $750.00
toward -Wewahitchka High School's Project
Graduation, 1996.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following policy change for
advertising: Guidelines and Procedures
concerning HIV, ARC and AIDS for the Gulf
County School System.
The Board reviewed preliminary file
reports received ,from the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools, Florida
Elementary and Middle School Committee,
regarding accreditation for Highland View,
Elementary School, Port St. Joe Elementary
School, and Wewahitchka Elementary
School. No action necessary.
The Board reviewed School Resource
Officer Monthly Activity Reports for Port St.
Joe High School/Port St. Joe Middle School
and Wewahitchka High School for the
month of October, 1995. No action neces-.
sary.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mr.,
Redd, and unanimous vote, the Board
acknowledged the Highland View
Elementary School' facility loss due to
Hurricane Opal as an 'emergency situation,
and in accordance with School Board poli-
cy, authorized the Superintendent to make
emergency purchases as needed.
SET TIME FOR ORGANIZATIONAL
MEETING: The Board set 11:00 A.M., ET,
November 21, 1995, for their organizational
meeting.
BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS: On
motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mr. Byrd,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
for members to attend FSBA, FADSS,
FSBAA, FEN, FERMA, SUNSPRA 50th
Annual Joint Alliances for Learning
Conference in Tampa, Florida, on November
28 December 1, 1995.
ADJOURNMENT:. There being no fur-
ther business, the meeting adjourned at
6:30 P.M. The Board reconvened for an
executive session to continue a student
expulsion matter.
GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
NOVEMBER 21, 1995
The Gulf County School Board met in
special session on November 21, 1995, at
11:00 A.M., in the Gulf County School
Board Amiini-strative Offices in Port St.
Joe. The following members were present:
Charlotte Pierce, Oscar Redd, David Byrd,
Caroline Norton, and Mary Pridgeon. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney were
also present.
The Superintendent presided until the
election of a new chairman.
ORGANIZATION OFTHE BOARD: The
Superintendent called for nominations for'
Chairman of the School Board for the next
calendar year. Oscar Redd was nominated
by Mr. Byrd, and Mary Pridgeon was nomi-
nated by Mrs. Norton. Mr. Redd was elect-
ed' as Chairman by a three to two vote.
Immediately after his election, Mr. Redd
presided at the meeting.
Mr. Redd called for nominations for
Vice-Chairman. Mary Pridgeon was nomi-
nated by Mr. Byrd. Mrs. Pridgeon was
elected as Vice-Chairman of the School
Board for the next calendar year by unani-
mous vote..
On motion by Mr. Byrdi second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following Schedule for Regular
Board Meetings for the period of December,
1995 through November, 1996:
December 5, 1995, 9:00 A.M.
January 9, 1996, 5:00 P.M.
February 6, 1996, 9:00 A.M.
March 5, 1996, 6:00 P.M.


GFC In Campaign



to Discourage Drunks

To help prevent alcohol- and one," Ouellette said. "When we
drug-related accidents, officers put more officers out on the
with the Florida Game and Fresh water, the public notices. By
Water Fish Commission (GFC) will increasing our presence and by
take part in a statewide campaign cracking down on, drunk and
next month, to combat the prob- drugged boating, we let the public
lem. : know we are serious about boat-


S Governor Lawton Chiles has
proclaimed December ;as "Drunk
and Drugged Driving (3D)
Prevention Month" .in Florida.
SThe governor is' encouraging all
State employees and concerned
J residents to drive'with their vehi-
cle headlights on during daylight
hours Dec. 15 to remember those
killed and injured in alcohol-.and
Sdrug-related accidents.
The observance will be.part of
a nationwide effort sponsored by
the National 3D Prevention Month
,,Coalition.
"Preventing accidents and
saving lives always have been
'goals of the GFC," 'said Capt. Paul
Ouellette, the GFC's boating safe-
...ty coordinator. "Our officers will
take: part in the statewide obser-
,vance to remember victims and
'those affected by these tragedies."
The campaign has special
meaning in Florida., .The state
continues to lead the nation in
Boating fatalities, with 74 in
Florida last year, 11 of them alco-
hol related. And so far this year,
56 people already have died in
boating accidents.
GFC officers continue to do
their best to battle the problem.
Thus far in 1995, they have dedi-
cated 84,000 man-hours to boat-
ing safety, enforcement, and they
have made a record number of
DUI arrests this year -- 142.
Boating under the influence is a
first degree misdemeanor that can
result in jail time and stiff fines,
even for first-time offenders.
'We would much rather pre-
vent an accident than investigate


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May 7, 1996, 6:00 P.M.
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July 2, 1996, 6:00 P.M.
August 6, 1996, 9:00 A.M.
Sept. 10, 1996, 5:00 P.M.
October 8, 1996, 9:00 A.M.
Nov. 12, 1996, 5:00 P.M.
November 19, 1996, organizational
Meenng
'There being no further business, the
'meeting adjourned at 11:30 A.M.


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LABC Musical Sunday, Monday,

Praise Choir Presents Christmas Story I Drama and Chorus' |


Gleanings


Frdm
My Garden


God with Us

Christmas can be a time of contrasts. Some
people find joy, and others may have despair
intensified. In Matthew 1:23 we find, "Behold a
virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his
name shall be called Emmanuel (which means,
God with us)." We should celebrate the joy of
Christmas because God is with us.
Being alone when others have fellowship
with family and friends is not easy. I remember
Christmas 1943 when I was stationed at North
Camp Hood Texas. I had been in the .Army
since June, and had not been lonely until the
holidays. This, was my first Christmas away
from family and friends. A sparsely attended
Chapel Service reminded me of the joy of
Christmas. God was with me and helped rnme
have a great Christmas. A man iin mycompany
had K.P. on Christmas Day. His wife and two
children had traveled
many miles to have
Christmas together. I
took his duty and we
both had "God with us"
; on that Christmas..
Oliver F. Taylor
Visitation Minister, First
S, United methodist Church


"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
First 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JiE,
Sunday School 9:45 'ar
Worship 11:00an
Disciple Training 6:00 pr
Evening Worship 7:00 pr
SWednesday Prayer Meeting ...7:00 pr
Gary Smith BiddyCaswe
Pastor. Minister of Music & Yout



FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
REV. BILL WHITE, PASTOR
2420 Long Ave.
\ -' .. ,- PortStr-Joe.'FL 32456 -.
I-904-229-6886
Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
Sunday School .................................10. a.m
Morning Worship...................... a.m
Sunday Evening ....... .................6 p.m
Wednesday Evening ...............................7 p.m



SCome Find'Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
(1/10 mile north of Overstreet Road)

The Church of Christ

in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday School 10 a.m. CD
Worship Service 11 a.m. CD1
Wednesday Bible Study ........... 7 p.n


"From Heaven's Throne", an
angelic celebration of5Christmas
Will be performed by the Long
Avenue Baptist Church Praise
Qhoir along with several singerR
from other area churches. The
musical will be presented two
evenings. Sunday and Monday,
Dec. 17 and 18 at 7:00'p.m.
The musical's renowned?
Christian composer, David
Clydesdale, having written over a,
dozen Christmas musicals,,;
searched and prayed for a new
way to present the Christmas-
message. As he studied the story
over and over again, he began to
notice something very interest-'
ing-the angels. They were every-a
where, sometimes "in person" and,
sometimes .through,: "holy,
dreams";. ,
Sjoin 'the congregation to wit-;
Y: ness this angelic celebration ,of,'
Christmas as you come to the
realization that it is now our
turn-In the .power of Jesus'
name .... Go change the world"
The choir of angels, will be:
assisted by Kay Geoghagan, nar-.
rator/soloist who.serves as a
guide 'through the two different
worlds of heaven and earth. Other
soloists, are the angels Gabriel.
and Michael, portrayed by Curtis.
Clark and Wilie- Ramsey, Mary by-
Trina Siprell, Joseph by Clay Coxi
and Herod by Gil Williams. Alford
Ramsey and Julia Six will also
have solo parts.
Non-singing roles will be per-
formed by shepherds Scott
Hoffman, John Wright, Seth
William, Clay Whitfield and
Austin Horton, and the wise men:
Arthur Mott, Jackie Evans and.
Travis Adams.
A nursery will be provided for
Both services.

M.B. Baptist Choirs,
to Perform Special
Music for Christmas
n Two Christmas; specials are
m scheduled for' December 17 at
S First Baptist Church of Mexico
1l Beach, beginning at at 6:30 p,.m.
h CST in the sanctuary.
The children's choir will pre-
sent the traditional Christmas
story, and the adult choir will per-
form the musical "A Homemade
Christmas." Refreshments will be
served afterwards in the fellow-
shiphal hall. ., i
The public Is .nvited, JEor
more information call Pam Kent
at the church office at 648-5776.

ThompsonTemple
S Sets Special Events
Thompson Temple First Born
Church of the Living God will host
its annual Christmas program on
Sunday, December 24, at 4:30
p.m. The North Port St. Joe
Community Choir will be featured'
with a mini-concert on the second
half of the program.
The community is cordially
invited toattend this celebration
of the joy of Christmas.


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



FIRST BAPTIST CNORCN
mexico B$Acoo e .
MEXICO 9EACN
Jim Davis, Pastor
823 N. 15th Street 648-5776
Sunday Bible Study (all ages) ...................9:00 CST
Morning Worship :.................10:0 CST
Evening Worship .... ....................6:30 CST
Wednesday Bible Study (all ages) ............6:30 CST



Si r, FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
__ CHURCH
S508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
e SUNDAY WORSHIP......................... 10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL............................... 11 a.m.
US *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children'

Nursery Available
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor'


Also availablee. ,
THE SONG OF
SUFFERING
Medllttions Frmm Job


,' I
MICHAEL LISTER
$7.95 ISBN: 1-71502 021-1


By Stephen Di Cloud, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Lillian, AL


With four kids, ages 5-12, as
a family we have not traveled
much. Recently, however, we de-
kided to combine my attendance
qat a conference with a family va-
zatlon. We have a late model sta-
tion wagon. It is one of the largest
passenger cars, made.- When I
have it serviced, I often hear com-
ments like, "they don't make
them' like .this anymore." The
newer wagons are smaller, sleek-
er, and lighter. One .of my friends
calls my car "a land yacht."
I also have the largest lug-
gage carrier Sears makes. My
"land yacht" with its luggage car-
rier is a sight to bhold. Traveling
north this time of year, we could
not tell if we would need clothes
for warm weather or cold weath-
er. Having taken the kids out of
school, they each had a book bag
filled with school work, and other
Activity items. They also took a
pillow and blanket each.
All this, along with luggage
for all six of us,.packed with sum-
mer and autumn clothes enough
for four days, was, needless to
say, a LOAD. Several times, I had
to force the lid down on the lug-
gage carrier. And, as you know,
after several days of being on a
trip, all your stuff seems to swell.
We traveled 1,500 miles and
were gone four nights and five
days. There is nothing like taking
such a trip with those you love
Most With four stair-step chil-
dren, we attract a lot of attention
under normal conditions. You
should see the looks we get when
we caravan our stuff into a hotel
lobby
On most trips, we usually
take things along that we really
Don't need. The travel of the pil-
grimage called life is much like
this. Too many of us carry excess
Sbaggage.,We are loaded down
with a suitcase called stress, a
knapsack of guilt and anger, a
Pullman loaded with worry and
grief, and a duffle bag full of low
self-esteem. We grow weary on
the road of life because we are
burdened with excess luggage.
We can't carry it all.
At a deeper level, this reveals
a lack of faith. We trust in who
weiare, what We know; and'what"
o we-'cat, do, Instead of -trusting id-l't
'whb God1's,,what He knows, and i
what He can do. This lack of faith
is ultimately an expression of
Idolatry. And, idolatry is always
burdensome and oppressive. The
prophet Isaiah gives a very pictu-
resque description of the excess
baggage of idolatry in Isaiah 46.
He shows the futility of idolatry.
Idols can't talk, they can't move.
They have to'be carried wherever
They go. The grand contrast is the
assertion God makes, "Even to,

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BOOK SIGNING IN WEWA Why the Worst
S lai L r_


Michael Lister will bd signing
copies: of his new book, Why the
Worst Sinners Make 4he Best
Saints in front of Rai her's Craftsi
and Things this Saturday, Dec. 16th
from 9:00 until 11:00 AM.
Why the Worst Sinner Mak.lhe Best Saints
ISBN: 1-888146-00-1 9.95
Available Thrdugh:
":;.; Baker & rTayftr
or bycalling .
(904) 039-37q0


your old age, I am He,' and even
to gray hairs I will carry youl I
have made, and I will bear; Even IL
will carry, and will deliver you"


:(saiah 46:4 NKJV).
Most of us could do with a
lighter load not just on family
trips, but oh the road of life.


"A Walk Through

Bethlehem"
A Live Nativity
Thursday, Friday
and Saturday
Dec. 14-16
6:30- 8:30 P.M.


Presented by
Highland View Assembly of God Church
248 Dolphin St. (Third St.), Highland View
2t121/7/95



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




THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
+6J +7:30.and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor




S W:.e Waft You To Be

art of the Frienlyi PJace
BIBLE STUDY 9:45 a.m. EVENING WORSHIP ........... 7:00 p.m.
MORNING WORSHIP................. 11:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH TRAINING ..............5:45 p.m.
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue
CURTIS CLARK MARK JONES
Pastor Minister of Music


CosCtitution And.Monument
Catch the L Port St.Joe
STHEUNITEDMETHODISTCHUCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School......... 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship .............. 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Choir Practice
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wednesday............. 7:30 p.m.
PASTOR



First United Metfodist Church
111 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410

SMorning Church ................9:00 a.m. CT
Church School.................... 10:00 a.m. CT
Nursery Provided

Dr. Loule Andrews, Pastor John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT


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Bible Study: d Worship:
10 a.m. Sunday I 11' a.m. Sunday
7 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
Call 22,-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. O.Box 758 PortStiJoe, FL 32456
Corner of20lh Street & NMarsin Aenue


Join Us For Worship. .. .

Overstreet Bible Church
Overstreet Road
Services:
Sunday School LO a.m.. CST
Morning Worship, 11 a.m., CST
Evening Service :6 p.m., OST Pastor Guy Labonte
Wed. Bible Study: 6 p.m., CST Phone: 648-5912
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 14, 1995 PAGE SB


Wewahitchka

Elementary

News...
By Linda Whitfield


Christmas Amusing Anecdotes
Kindergarten student Brent
Walker is to be a Roman soldier in
the church program. While talk-
ing to his neighbor Bo Bo Owens.
one afternoon in his yard, Bo Bo
happened to ask Brent what he
would be in the play, Brent was
delightful in saying, "a German'
shepherd!".
While practicing for the third
grade play, "It's Beginning to Look
A Lot Like Christmas", third grad-
er Will Strange was singing, "a
porridge In a pear tree!":
Sometimes-we assume kids know
the correct pronunciation and
meaning of every word we sing!'
WES Students in LA Program
Kim Whitfield was one of the
audience at the Long Avenue
Baptist Church's Dec. 10th per-
formance. Miss Kim was there to
hear Jonathan Adams, a 5th
grader, Shelby Adams, a 4th grad-
er, and Whitney Adams, a 2nd
grader from our school. Miss Kim
and the above named loved the
songs ....
Credit Union at the School
TEAM will begin operation of-
our new Wewahitchka Warrior
Credit Union this week. The
banking system will offer stu-
dents a real-life learning situa-
tion. Students will be trained to
conduct business transactions.
Wampum (money) has been'
designed to be used in this pro-
gram. Students will have the
opportunity to earn at least
$10.00 each week. Students will
pay rent on their desks and share
utility bills from this earned
money. Students will have the
opportunity to .earn 'extra money
also. There will also be a school
store in which students may
spend their money. At the end of
the school year the student saving
the most money will be awarded a
savings bond by pur spppsor, St.
Joe Papermakers Federal Credit
Union.
Student-of the Week
Mrs. Marlerie Whitfield, third
grade teacher,! chose eight-year-
old Porsche Sandlin as her
Student of the Week. She is the
daughter of Deidra and Garry
Sandlin and claims writing as her
favorite thing to do and would like
to be a writer when she grows up.
Porsche likes to play with her
baby.brother's toys and likes to
watch "Full. House" arid sing.
Porsche says this about herself, "I
love my school and my teacher.
I'm glad we have free time so I can
wifte. T love using the 'computer
and I love to play during PE."
Marlene says "Porsche is an espe-
cially, able student, cooperative
and eager to go beyond what Is
required." Good girl!
Sympathy
The entire staff and.Mr.Kelley
would like to extend its sympa-
thies to the Chance family in the
loss of Reginia Mills (Chance), and
her husband and two children.
Reginia was a student at our
school and will be greatly missed
by all of us.
Please come out next Monday
night, the 18th, for the musical,
"It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like
Christmas." It will be presented
by the third graders singing your
heart out' chorus. The lights are
up and the'new park is. gorgeous!
We'll start at 6:00 and leave the
lights on for you!
Opening Ceremony
Several teachers from WES
participated in the Opening
Ceremony at the Lake Alice Park
last Monday, Dec. 11. Singing in
an ensemble were teachers Alisa
Walker, Rhonda Pridgeon, and
Linda Whitfield, and also other
members of the community
churches.
Tweeta & Her Smoking Gun
Former teacher Tweeta Gas-
kin has not hung up her,glue gun
yet. Tuesday, Dec. 12, she was
helping children in Mrs. Linda,
Whitfleld's classroom make orna-
ments. Her granddaughter Jade is
in the classroom ,t o o





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Events and Happenings from CountySchools ,




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desserts. The winner was Mr.
Walker's 7th grade A. With the
help of everyone, the S.G.A.
raised approximately $450.
The Beta Club is now selling
Christmas cards for fifty cents.
They will be sold in the mornings
arid at lunch until December
19th. Students may write their
own messages, and they will be
handed out during lunch next
Tuesday. Get in the Christmas


the school store. The drawing will
be held on Tuesday, December
19.
Christmas Program.
Our enrichment students,
under the direction of Denise Wil-
liams, will present' a Christmas
Program on Monday, December
18 at 7:00 p.m., in the Port St
Joe Elementary School auditori-
um. Everyone is invited to attend.
Bulldog Beat
The Holiday Issue of The
Bulldog Beat, our school newspa-
per will be sold before school and
during break at the school store.
The cost is 25 cents. This issue is
the biggest yet, so buy yours to-
day.
Early Dismissal
SSchool will be dismissed at
11:45 on Tuesday, December 19
and at 11:40 on Wednesday, De-
cember 20. Students will return
to school on Tuesday,: January 9.
Florida Prepaid College Pro-
gram
Friday, January 12 is the
deadline to enroll in the Florida
Prepaid College Program. For
more information call 1-800-552-
4723.
Parents Make the Differ-
ence
Most children love to get,
mail. Why not subscribe to a
magazine about something that
interests your kids (for example,
sports, animals, or science). Be-
sides having fun, they'll get lots of
reading practice. For suggestions.
contact a children's librarian.
"Grading Period Ends:
The grading period for the
third six weeks ends on Wednes-
day, December 20. Report cards
wl be sent home on Wednesday,
January 17.
Martin Lither King Day
School will not be held on
Monday, January 15 in obser-
vance of Martin Luther King Day.


spirit and wish all ofyour ffrlends
a MERRY CHRISTMASI!!
The first semester is already
almost over and our six 'weeks
tests are here. They will be held
on Thursday, December 14 dur-
ing first, second, and third peri-
ods and on Friday, December 15
during fourth, fifth, and sixth pe-
riods. Good luck to everyone
Our Christmas vacation has
arrived and school will be out
from Wednesday. December 20
until Tuesday. January 9, 1996.
EARLY DISMISSALS AT
PSJMS
Tuesday, December 19 at
12:05
Wednesday, December 20 at
11:50
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S
DESK
TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Congruatuations to Mrs. Lin-
da Bancroft on 'being named
"Teacher of the Year" at Port St.
Joe Middle School For the 1995-
96 School Year. Mrs. Bancroft is
an Experienced Veteran with the
Gulf County School Board and
was very instrumental in the Mid-


Congratulations to the JV
boys basketball team for their 47-
43 victory over Malone's JV. Way
to go guys! Congratulations also
goes out to the varsity boys bas-
ketball team for their 66-32 victo-
ry- over #8 state-ranked Grand
Ridge and'their 70-62 victory over
#1 state-ranked Malone. The Ti-
ger Sharks played Blountstpwn
Tuesday night in the
Dome in a district
contest Come out
and support your
teams. Way to go
'guys, you make ius
proud
SGood luck to the |
Lady Sharks as they ,
travel to Monticello-d'
Jefferson County.
The Sharks are cur-
rently 5-1 and
ranked ninth in the
state. Keep up the
good work, ladies! "
The boys track
team Is currently selling custom-
er discount cards. The cards are
$3.00 and can be used at 18 area
businesses. To buy your card see
any member of the boys team.
Some select students were
treated to a movie arid refresh-


dle School planning process. Mrs.
Bancroft teaches typing and com-
puter wheels to seventh and
eighth graders respectively, and
has administrative duties over
property records for the middle
school.. Thank you Mrs. Bancroft
for the quality education you pro-
vide to middle school students.
,PTSO/BOOSTER CLUB
.NEWS
The P.T.S.O. (Parent, Teacher
Student Organization) and the
athletic booster club of Port St
Joe Middle School have tentative-
ly agreed with the Port St. Joe
High School athletic department
to sponsor a "Golf Marathon", golf
tournament to benefit both
schools. Further information re-
garding this project will be forth-
coming.

CHRISTMAS DANCE
The middle school will have a
christmas dance on Wednesday,
December 20, 1995, from 9:00
and until early dismissal time at
11:50 am. Any parent wishing to
volunteer to help please call 227-
3211.


ments, Monday, tanks to Mrs. Ri-
ley and the P.R.I.D.E. program.
All students who completed all
assignments, had no more than
one absence, and no disciplinary
referrals were invited to attend.
Keep up the good work students!
Attention seniors: The Uni-
versity of Florida College of Engi-
neering is offering tours to pros-
pective students
Jan. 19. Call'(904)
392-0944 to make a
reservation. Also, the
Florida Association
of Post-Secondary
Schools and Colleges
is offering 166. full-
tuition career schol-
arships for obtaining
trade school or busi-
ness career training..
See the scholarship
bulletin board or
your guidance coun-
selor for details.
Attention stu-
dents: Year in review video tape
arenow on sale for $20.00. After
January they will be $25.00. The
tapes will include over two hours
of video from this school year's
main events. Get 'em while
they're hot!


Lion 's Tale
News Column
SFaith Christian School


Eight students were installed
as members of the Beta Club at
Faith Christian. They are Josh
Haddock, Jack Spencer, Micah
Peterson, Amber Blevins, Crystal.
Allyn, Ashley Creamer, Nicholas
Blake, and Bryan Goebert. Mem-
bers taking part in the service un-
der the direction of their sponsor,
Mrs. Michelle Teat, were Amy
Goebert, Christina. Egler, Todd
Thurston, Jeff Schweikert, and
Amanda Haney. Beta Club is a
service oriented honor group for
grades 9-12.
The High School Chorus will
be singing for the Senior Citizens
and .for Bay St. Joseph this Fri-
day, December 15, and will have'
a short concert for students at
Faith Christian on Tuesday, De-
cember 19 at 1:50 P.M. Officers of
the Chorus are: President, Eroica
Porter, Vice-President, Todd
Thurston, Secretary, Amanda Ha-
ney, Treasurer, Amber Blevins.
The Third Grade class under
the direction of their teacher,
Mrs. Joy Richards will present
the narration of the Christmas
story from Matthew and Luke;


Students will portray the story
and members of the audience will
join the group in singing tradi-
tional Christmas carols with each
of the scenes. The, third graders
are giving witness to allwho come
that they love Jesus. Programs
will be held at the nursing home
on Tuesday and for the student
body Wednesday at 9:00 A.M.
and 9:45 A.M. We welcome visi-
tors.

This year school-wide, we
have decided that it is "better to
give than receive". Rather than
exchanging gifts in the class-
rooms, each class' has taken the
responsibility of trying to raise
money, to provide gifts for others
to enjoy at Christmas. Some
classes are making gifts for the
nursing home, some are sending
gifts to- class missionaries, some
are participating in the "pick an
angel" program and some are
buying gifts for needy families.
Please help us in this endeavor,
as we seek to show our young
people that there is more to
Christmas than just getting gifts.


Congratulations to last
week's seventh and eighth grade
"Students- of the Week" : Jenny
Patterson, Greg Garland, and,
Mary Harmon. We're proud of all.
of you!

The "Great Dessert Give
Away," sponsored by the Student
Government Association, ended
last Friday. Each day the stu-
dents in each AA brought in mon-
ey to try to win a tray of delicious


Bulldog News

( Port St. Joe Elementary School
. .


Students of the Week
Congratulations to our stu-
dents of the week. .Mason Adki-
son, Mica Ashcraft, Corey Bow-
ers, Jarrod McArdle, Lesley Hall,
A.P. Peterson and Amanda Mat-
thews.

World's Largest Christmas
Stocking
Our P.T.O. is selling tickets
for a chance to win the world's
largest Christmas Stocking. Tick-
ets-cost $1.00 and will be sold be-
fore school and during break at
the school store. The drawing will
be held .on Tuesday, December'
19.
Christmas Program
Our enrichment students,
under the direction of Denise Wil-
liams, will present a Christmas
Program on Monday, December
,18 at 7:00 p.m., in the Port St.
Joe Elementary School auditori-
um. Everyone is invited to attend.

Bulldog Beat
The Holiday Issue of The
Bulldog Beat, our school newspa-
per will be sold before school and
, during break at"' s'hsc'htah sbtre.
SThe cost Is 25 cents. This Issue Is
the biggest yet, so buy yours to-
day.

Early Dismissal
School will be dismissed at
11:45 on Tuesday, December 19
and at 11:40 on Wednesday, De-
cember 20. Students will return
to school on Tuesday, Janiary 9.


Florida Prepaid College Pro-
gram
Friday, January 12 is the
deadline to enroll in the Florida
Prepaid College Program. For
more information call 1-800-552-
4723.
Parents Make the Differ-
ence
Most children love to get
mail. Why not subscribe to a
magazine about something that
interests your kids (for example,
sports, animals, or science). Be-
sides having fun, they'll get lots of
reading practice. For suggestions,
contact a children's librarian,
Grading Period Ends
The grading period for the
third six weeks ends on Wednes-
day, December 20. Report cards
will,be sent home on Wednesday,
January 17.
Martin Luther King Day
School will not be held on
Monday, January 15 in obser-
vance of Martin Luther King DAy.
Students of the Week
Congratulations to our stu-
Sdents of the week. .Mason Adki-
son,- Mioal Ashcraft .Corey, Bow--,v
ers, Jarrod McAndle, Lesley Hall,,.
A.P. Peterson and Amanda Mat-
thews.
World's Largest Christmas
Stocking
Our P.T.O. is selling tickets
for a chance to win the world's.
largest Christmas Stocking. Tick-
ets cost $1.00 and will be sold be-
fore school and during break at-


Help Your Child Get Ready for


College; Take Tougher Courses


U. S. Education Secretary
Richard W. Riley and guidance
counselor Jimmi Barnwell agree-
students who take algebra, trigo-
nometry, literature and other ad-
vanced courses are more likely to
make the grade in college or in
life. "Take the tough courses,"
they say. "It pays off In the long
run."
As a new school year gets un-
derway, strong evidence--higher
SAT scores, significant education-
al gains by, minorities, and lower
dropout rates-suggests that em-a
phasizing-high standards and tak-
ing more difficult courses pays off.
These Important gains are be-
ing posted as Congress prepares
to enact some of the deepest cuts
to education in the nation's histo-
ry. ;
"This Is no time to retreat
from the progress we've made," Ri-
'ley says. "I am deeply concerned
that our educational progress is
being jeopardized by the actions of
those members of Congress who
are proposing deep cuts in educa-
tion funding to pay for tax breaks
for the wealthy.
"They want to eliminate assis-
tance to schools to improve the
basics, raise standards, get tech-
nology into the classrooms and


Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
DECEMBER 18 22
MON-Chill Con Came,
Sliced Peaches, English
Peas, .Saltines, Milk and
Cookie.
oTUES-Turkey w/dressing,
Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans,
Roll, Milk and Cranberry
Sauce.
WEDS-NO LUNCH.
THURS-NO SCHOOL.
FRI-NO SCHOOL.


make college more accessible.
That's wrong for: students and
wrong for our nation's future."
.Riley advises parents to urge
their children: to take tougher
courses if they want to score high-
er on tests and be better prepared
for college and the future.
"This was the key recommen-
dation in "A Nation, at Risk," the
report that sounded the education
alarm bell in 1983," he says. "Par-
ents should check with the school
and make sure your children are
signed up for classes in core sub-
jects and advanced studies," Core
subjects generally are defined as
English, math, science aid social
studies.
Barwell, the guidance direc-
tor at T. C. Williams High School
in Alexandria, Virginia, agrees.
"I've found that- when students
take harder courses, their aspira-
tiois rise and they view their ca-
reer goals more seriously. Conse-
quently, they can envision more
tangible results from a rigorous
academic challenge."
Riley applauds community
and state efforts to provide more
challenging college preparatory
courses and "tech-prep courses"


that help students get ready foi
careers and one to two years of,
community college.
He also notes a big improve-
'ment in the percentage of.stu-
dents taking substantial course
work in core subjects over the
past ten years-up from 13 per-
cent to 47'percent As a result of
higher expectations in math and
qsclence, student achievement in
these subjects, as measured in
national assessments, also went
'Uip over this ten-year period.
SStll, almost half of America's
students don't take, a rigorous
course load throughout their sec-
ondary years. "That needs to be
corrected, because all students
need to be challenged academical-
!y." Riley says.,
Studies by the Education De-
partment's National Center for Ed-
ucation Statistics indicate that
taking more challenging courses
pays off for students.
Riley and Barnwell also note
that tough courses are weighed
heavily by those reviewing college
entrance applications. Further-
more, taking the tough courses
better prepares students for any
,endeavor they may pursue.


Faith Christian Honor Roll Students Are Named


The following students made
all A's for the second six weeks
grading period.
First Grade: Sam Cox, Jenni-
fer Johnson, Nicholas Johnson,
and Jason Price.
Second Grade: Kelly Geo-
ghagan, Ashlyn Parker, and Mi-
chelle Perrin.
Third Grade: Heather Hen-
derson, Justin McCroan, Jeffery
Pitts, Laura Seay, and Mark Vin-
son.
Fourth Grade: Rachel Blxler.


S Fifth Grade: Katie Geoghag-
an.
Sixth Grade: Rachel Geoghag-
,an and Renee Vinson.
Seventh Grade: Jessica Tar-
'lley.
Tenth Grade: Amanda Haney.
Twelfth Grade: Amy Geobert.
'' The following students re-
'eived All A's and B's for the sec-
,ond six weeks grading period.
i First Grade: Sarah Allen,
Jimmy Curry, Warren Floyd, Kris-
tin Teat, and James White.


Second Grade: Michael Grif-
fin, Zachary- Norris, and Mandle.
Walding.
Third Grade: Audrey Cobb,
Charlie Cox, Kari Dykes, Jeremy
Hart, Sarah Montgomery, Amy
Sasnett, Kayla Wiley, and Britta-
ny Roach.
Fourth Grade: Lyndsey Hill,
Ashley Smith, and Jenna Teat.
Fifth Grade: Brandon Lyies,
Andrew Perrin, Christopher Per-
rin, Jeremy Robershaw, and Aa-
ron Watson.


Sixth Grade: John-Patrick
Floyd, Michael Manley, and Jen-
nifer Oksanen.
Seventh Gradei Christa
Dykes, Chad Goebert, and Rebe-
kah Peterson.
Eighth Grade: Lennon Thiel.
Ninth Grade: Amber Blevins,
Micah Peterson, and Bryan Goe-
bert.,. ,
, ,Tenth Grade: Lee Goff.
Twelfth Grade: Christina
Egler '










PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 14, 1995


1996 Dodge Trucks, club cabs, die-
sels, V-10, 4x4's, immediate delivery.
Contact Wayne Smith, 1-800-436-
3439. 2te 12/14
Citizens Federal Savings Bank, 401
5th St., Port St. Joe, FL will be ac-
cepting bids from Dec. 7, 1995
through Dec. 18, 1995 on the follow-
ing: 1986 Nissan pickup truck, 5
speed. Citizens Federal reserves the
right to reject any and all bids.
Itc 12/14

'96 Jeep Cherokees. Contact Wayne
Smith, 1-800-436-3439. 2to 12/14
1992 Olds Achieva sedan, 4 dr., am/
fin auto, cruise, tilt, new tires, good
cond. 227-1280. $6,900. Ite 12/14
1996 Dodge Dakota, $100 over dealer
invoice. Contact Wayne Smith, 1-800-
436-3439. 2te 12/14
1984 Chevy Sllverado 20,pickup. Has
trailering package w/5th wheel hitch.
Runs great, only $2,900. Call 647-
5722. .tp 12/14
'94 Geo Metro 5 speed, air cond.,
black, take over payments, $6,000.
'72 Super Beetle white, new brakes,
new suspension, runs great, $3,000.
227-6747 or 229-8846. 2te: 12/14
1978 Chevette, 2-dr., good work vehi-
cle, $500 as is. Call 647-5238 or 648-
8991. 4 tires excel. rubber,.$20 each
or set for. $70, 12-ply P245/75P-16.
2te 12/14






11'6" plywood boat with cypress bow
& stem, running lights, elec. bilge
pump, brand new 15 hp Mariner w/
20 horse carburetor, 38'mph on wa-
ter. $2,000. 827-2746. :2tW 12/14


Experienced babysitter has open-
ings for birth four years old, Monday
- Friday. 227-1154 after 3 p.m.
2t 12/14

BABYSITTING, College student home
for the holidays, will come to your
home anytime. Call Laurie Tson,
227-1347. itp 12/14
CARPENTRY, patio enclosure, siding,
windows installed, your home built,
additions, decks and more. All work is.
guaranteed & done by a licensed gen-;
era contractor licensed #RG0066513.
Look at work I have done. Ifyou lillke
it, hire.me. Expert work and nothing
less. Of course free estimates. THE
HOUSE DOCTORS, 647-3300 or 1-
800-919-HOUSE. Ite 12/14

Surfside Serenity Group, 1st United
Methodist Church, 22nd St., Mexico
Beach. Monday 7:30; Friday 7:30.
All times central. 647-8054.



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

Phone 227- 1782
Cuts, Color, Frosting, Perms

Betty's Beauty Salon
"A Family Salon"
311 Madisqn St. Betty Heath
Oak Grove Owner/Mgr.


2 bdrm., 1 ba. furnished house.
Washer/dryer, 5 miles from beaches.
$450 mo. plus deposit 648-8751.
2tp 12/14

2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home, fend-
ed lot, washer & dryer furnished. Nice
and clean, $275 month, $200 deposit.
2050 Trout St., Highland View. 647-
3264. tfc 12/14
1/2 duplex, Mexico Beach, furnished,
2 bdrm., 1 bath, call 648-5716, Gulf-
aire Vacation Rentals, 2tc 12/7
Mexico Beach, furnished mobile
home, 24x50', 2 bdrm., 2 ba. w/
12'x22' addition, carport & utility
sheds, ch&a, (washer & dryer). $425
month, no utilities, no pets. 648-5242
or 648-5280. tfc 12/7
2 bedroom trailer, no pets. Trash and
water furnished. Call 647-5106.
tfc 11/30

House for Rent: 4 bdrm., 2 ba., Cape
Plantation, Port St. Joe. Call 227-
3472. 3tc 11/30
2 bedroom, 1 bath house, air condi-
tioned, one year lease. Call 648-4021.
tfc 11/30

A nice, clean unfurnished two bdrm.,
1 ba. trailer, located on St. Joe Beach.
Call 647-5361. No pets. tfc 12/7
BAYOU STORAGE, units for rent!
High and Dry after Opal. Located on
Hwy. C-30 next to Todd Land Devel-
opment. Call 229-8397 or 227-2191.
,tfc 12/7
MOSS CREEK APTS., 904/639-
2722. 1 & 2 bedroom apartments lo-
cated 200 Amy Circle, Wewahitchka,
FL. Rent starts at $275. Cen. air &
heat, blinds, carpeting, stove, refrikg
Equal Housing Opportunity. Hearing
impaired number 904-472-3952.,
tfc i12/7

The Phantry Hotel, Rooms Private
baths. Daily or weekly rates. 302 Reid
Ave. Port St Joe, 229-9000. tfc 12/7


ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m.,
S~ 'Tuesdaky 8:O0 p.m. -,
Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
AL-ANON
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church, PSJ
JOHN F. LAW
LAWYER
1-904-265-4794
29 Years Experience
WORKER'S COMPENSATION
PERSONAL INJURY
NO RECOVERY***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 tfo4/6


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

THE FASHION EXCHANGE
220 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe
227-3183
New & Used Clothing
for the Eitire Family.
SAccessories and Misc. Items. t r/6


LOANS D S8JPAWN SHOP
"The Uttle House with the Big Deals"
Corer of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Business: (904)-639-3202 Hours Mon.-Frl. 10-5, Sat. 9-12


25 Years Experience .... P. O. Box 13675
Mexico Beach'

Total Pride Pest Control
Locally Owned and Operated
Donnie Matthews 648-3018


Harmon's Heavy Equipment co,
S Specializing in Black Top Soil
BULLDOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS REACTORS DUMP TRUCKS
648-8924 OR 6485767 if no answer


LIC # RF0051042
FREE ESTIMATES RG 0051008
ER 0011618

JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL ANb COMMERCIAL
INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
MINOR ELECTRICAL
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821
1


Liberty Manor Apts.. 800 Tapper
Dr.', Port St. Joe. Affordable houar-
ing for the elderly and the handi-
capped. ,
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., handicapped equip-
ped apts., available. Stove & refrig.
furn., fully carpeted; 1 bdrm., apts.,
on-site manager.
Equal Opportunity Housing Com-
plex. Rent is based on income. I
This complex Is funded by the Farm-
ers Home Administration and man-
aged by Advisors Realty. .
Call 229-6353 for more information.:
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
tfc 12/7

PINE RIDGE APTS., (904) 227-7451.
Rents starting at $245.00 per mo. Af-
fordable Living for low to middle in'
come families. Featuring 1, 2 & 3
bedroom apts. with cen. h&a, energy
saving appliances, patios & outside
storage. For hearing impaired call
(904) 472-3952. Equal Housing Op-
portunity. tfc 12/7
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/
i dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.


Warehouses, small and large
with office, suitable for smi
ness, 229-6200.
No need for wet carpets. D
them with HOST. :Use roon
away. Rent machine. St Jo
ture, 227-1251.


Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church, ,Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Mondayiat 7:00. AA meets Monday_
and Thursday at 7:00.


.,



GIFTS /ri om

321 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe, FL
(across from Costin's Insurance)


STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
LIC. #EI0013168 .INSURED
647-8081
ALAN STRICKLAND


Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Lie. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Cal 229-326
9tp(i30


STUMP GRINDING
Average Stump $10.00
1-800-628-8733
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
t .1 6

MOWING *RAKING *WEEDING
EDGING TRIMMING
LANDSCAPING LICENSED
C.'s tw, .ffw

Service
Serving Mexico Beach; St Joe Beach,
Port St. Joe & Wewahitchka
'I will.work for YOU!" CLYDE SANFORD
Mexico Beach, FL
'(904) 648-8492


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


Lawnmowers ,7


I ..
FA


* Weedeaters
* Tillers
* Chain Saws
* generators
* Pumps
Engine Sales,,



I 706 1st St. -St. Joe
1 227-2112
L.------------


Garage Sale: Sally's handknit Christ-
mas gifts for the entire family and
garage sale. Pruning shredder, aquar-
ium stand, chest and misc. items. Fri-
day Sunday, 135 Ponce de Leon, St
Joe Beach. 647-8913. 3tp 12/14
For Sale: Friday, 8:00 4:00 and Sat.,
8:00 12:00 CST; 32 cement blocks,
3 hp tiller, 8" bench grinder mounted
on pedestal, drill' press mounted on
stand, propane tank w/gauge and wa-
ter tank (for mounting inside RV).
Light green matching sink, commode
and shower (used by in very good
cond.) Many books and misc. house-
hold Items. 113 N. 16th St, Mexico
Beach. Itp 12/14
Moving Sale: at 815 Woodward Ave..
Friday, Dec. 15, 7:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.

Garage Sale: Lots of what nots and
useful items for the home. Saturday,
Dec. 16, 8-12. 6330 Alabama Ave., St
Joe Beach. Itp 12/14
Carport Sale: Friday, December 15th,
8-12, 113 Monica Dr., Ward Ridge.
Computer pre-1000, electronic chess
set, mini tv, books, clothes, baseball
cards. It 12/14
Garage Sale: Faith.Christian School,
801 20th St., Saturday, bargains ga-
lore, 9 to 1. Rain cancel. te 12/14.
Moving Sale: Lots of items, household
stuff, plumbing fittings, Christmas
stuff, lawn mower, too much to list
Saturday, Dec. 16th, Mexico Beach,
34th St Lot 9. Rain cancels.
Turo amllv Yard Sale: 226 Sailfish


tc 12/7 St., Highland View. Friday, Dec. 15'
and Saturday, Dec. 16.
e, some
all bust-
fe 12/7 Backyard Sale: Rain or shine. Thurs-
day and Friday, 330 Atlantic St., St.
ry clean Joe 'Beach. Large rolls wheel chair,
s right elec. hospital bed, small item,- an-
e Furni- tiques, and collectables, hand tools,
tfc 12/7 women's clothing, size 14-16. 647-
5430. Ite 12/14


Port St Joe Lodge No. 11
Reg. Stated Communication
Ist and 3rd Thursday of each'
mobnth. 8'00 p.im.. Masonic HIall.
214 Reld Ave.
Marlen Taylor, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.

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










tfc11/2

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


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
tfc 4/6




BARFIELD'S
LAWN & GARDEN

% Mower & Saw Repair

New & Used Sales
& Service
Buy & Sell Used
Lawn & Farm Equipment
Lawn
Maintenance


I 229-2727
:T 328 Reid Ave.
JI


Yard Sale: Saturday, 8:00 12:00,
#11 Steve's Lane (off of 15th In Mexi-
co Beach). Sory we had to cancel last
week due to bad weather.
Garage Sale: Friday, Dec. 15, 8 to 3,
CST, between' 4th and 5th Streets,
405 Fortner St., Mexico Beach.
Christmas play with costumes, kitch-
enware, shells and misc.







Immediate openings for Medicaid and
Commercial Insurance billing and
posting clerks for Hospital, Rural
Health Clinic, and Home Health agen-
cy. Salary commensurate with experi-
ence. Contact Faith Van Wert (904)
227-1122. 2tp 12/14
People with smiles needed immediate-
ly to wait on customers. Apply in per-
son 10 a.m. 11 am. or 1:30 -.3:00
'p.m. Julie's Restaurant, 222 Reid
Ave., Port St Joe. Itc 12/14
Dietary position opening, cook and
dietary aide. Apply at Bay St. Joseph.
Care Center, 220 9th St., Port St. Joe.
2te 12/7


POSTAL JOBS: $12.68/hr. to start,
plus benefits. Carriers, sorters, com-
puter trainees. For application and
exam Information, call 1-219-791-
1191, ext. 2334, 9 am to 9 pm, 7
days. 2tc 12/7
LOOKING for mature individual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Prlmer-
ica Financial Services. Take charge
and manage a portion of our multi-
faceted business. We offer high com-
mission income potential, flexible
hours, many other pluses. Could start
part time. For interview, call today.
648-8565. tfc 12/7


Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church. Hwy. 71. Al Anon meets
Mpnday.at 7:00, AA meets Monday_
and Thursday at 7:00. "




STUTZMAN ROOFING
RC #0038936
Specializing i Reroofs
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price"
229-8631 /6











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


White wicker day bed, $75. Call 227-
1669 after 3:30. ltc 12/14
Portacrib for sale with sheets and
mattress, in excel. corid., $40. Call
647-5010. Itc 12/14
48" rounded square 3/8 inch thick
glass table top, no base, $50 value for
$20. Call 648-5894. Ite 12/14
Solid 2" pine bookcase bunk bed with
softside watei-bed on bottom. Excel.
.cond. $250. A 2-story 3-pc. Barbie
doll house, nearly three feet tall. Fully
furnished, plus .many accessories,
$125, a $400 value. Solid wooden full
size bed frame, $25. Call 647-5722 or
leave message. Itp 12/14
Alvarez acoustic guitar with case, like
new, $200. Call 647-5102. 2tc 12/14
Living Christmas tree potted, 5 1/2
foot tall, Norfolk Island pine, $60 nur-
sery value, will sell for $25. 648-5894.
Ite 12/14

For Sale: Fat lightered. Call 229-
8383. 1te 12/14
Standard size pool table 4'x8' w/cues
and cue rack, $150. Unopened "Win-
dows 95" 3"x5" diskettes, never used,
1/2 off store prices, $45. Alpine stair
climber with timer, $75. 647-3354.
It 12/14


Aluminum awnings for windows.
Make offer. Also queen size waterbed
with lighted headboard, heater and
rails, in like new condition, $150. Call
227-3412 or 229-634, both after 5:00.
Flow Bee hair cutting system, $55.
new treadmill (non-motorized) w/
headphone and cassette. $140. Cell-
ing light fixtures (2) 835. Call 229-
6136, after 12 noon. 2tp 12/7
Name brand handbags at affordable
prices, 229-8814. 3tc 12/7
Camper shell for Dodge Dakota, excel-
lent condition, $100. 229-8578 after
5:00 p.m.


Yvon
.....:--",...
Catherine L. Collier
ridenpendent Sales Representatlue
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
(904) 229-6460

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* Residential
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* Custom Wood
* Industrial


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EIN #593115646 |9041 647-047



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CENTER
FREE ESTIMATES
904-227-3660
321 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456




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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) 227-3230 tf 6/29 Port St. Joe, FL 32456


Williamson's
Well Drilling & Pump Service
St. Lie. #3075
WATER FILTERS
CONDITIONERS
PURIFICATION SYSTEM

Croska Williamson P. 0. Box 1173
tc 12/7


Let us do the caring while you're away
CARE IN YOUR HOME, SERVICE LOW AS $8.00 A DAY
Serving Port St. Joe and the Surrounding Areas
Call Joey and Marie Romanelli
(904) 229-1065 tf12/14


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: 5 for each additional word.
$2,00 for each consecutive
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 14, 1995 PAGE 7B


SEPTEMBER 12, 1990
BUDGET MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special session
with the following members present:
Chairman Michael L. Hammond, and,
Commissioners Warren J. Yeager. Jr., Nathan'
Peters. Jr.. Jessie V. Armstrong and Billy E
Traylor.,
Other present were: Deputy Clerk's
Rebecca L. Norris, Towan P. McLemore, and
Patricia Taylor, Chief Administrator Donald
Butler, Building Inspector Richard Combs.
South Gulf County E.M.S. Director Shane
McGufBn, and Veterans Service Officer/SHIP
Administrator Bo Williams.
The meeting was called to order at 5:31
p.m., E.D.T.
Willie'. Ramsey of Star Publishing
Company opened the meeting with prayer and
Chairman Michael L. Hammond led the Pledge.
of Allegiance to the flag.
Chairman Hammond called for public
comment.
ELECTED OFFICIALS
SALARIES/COURT REPORTER/MEDICAL
EXAMINER Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner Traylor and
unanimous vote, the Board tentatively
approved the following, adjustments to the
1995-96 budget.
GENERAL FUND
Increased Board of County.
Commissioners: Salaries, $340.00, FICA
$21.00, Medicare. $5 and Retirement $96;
I Clerk to Board of County Commissioners:
Salaries and Benefits: $333.00;
Property Appraiser: Salaries and
Benefits, $33.00;
Property Appraiser: $333.00; Tax
Collector: Salaries and Benefits, $.33.00;
Supervisor of Elections, Salaries and
Benefits, $ 274.00;
Court Reporter. Salaries $1.000, PICA
and Medicare, $437.00, Retirement $176.00
andOffice Supplies $1,000.00;
Medical Examiner, Professional Services,
$730.00.
DECREASE: Reserve for Contingencies:
$5,078.00.
Fine and Forfeiture Pand: Increase
Law Enforcement, Salaries and Benefits,
$366.00, Decrease Reserves: Reserve for
Contingencies, $366.00.
PROPOSED AND AGGREGATE MILL-
AGE: Deputy Clerk Norris Informed the Board
that the proposed millage rate Is currently
7.819 and the aggregate Is 8.052 reflecting a
zero percent increase over the current rolled-
back rate. Chairman Hammond again called
for public comment, but received no response
at this time.
TENTATIVE COUNTY WIDE MILEAGE:
.Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, second
by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively approved a County Wide
millage of 7.819.
TENTATIVE COUNTY WIDE BUDGET:
Commissioner Peters motioned to tentatively
approve the 1995-96 County Wide budget, and
upon Commissionei Ycager's second, the
motion passed unanimously.








COMPUTER AUCTION Sat.,
Dec. 16, 109 a.m. CST at the
Bay County Fairgrounds, 2230
E, 15th St. Panama City. New
and refurbished Pentums,
586's, 486's. LAPTOPSI soft-
ware and accessories. Anticl-
pate over 600 lots NAME
BRANDS. Preview 9-10 a.m.
CST 12-16.
10% Buyer's Premium.
Wade Clark Auctions-
904:229-9282
AB1239. AU 1737. AU1743.
Ic 12/14
*< S ... .r H -.-*


CAST NETS. taking orders for Christ-
mas. Evenings, 229-6604. tfc 12/7

Guaranteed ladies' and men. high
quality fashion Jewelry at reasonable
prices. 229-8433. 26tp 8/3

Craftsman tools and- Die Hard bat-
teries are available now at Western
Auto Store, 219 Reid Ave. 227-1105,
tfc 12/7

Western .Auto Special. Computer spin'
balance 4 tires and tire rotation.
$19.95. 227-1105. ,tfc 12/7

Mushroom Compost. 815 yard, any-
time, 648-5165. tfe 12/7

Port St. Joe Western Auto now hon-
oring entire Panama City Western .
Auto company store advertised sale
prices. 227-1105. 219 Reid Ave.
tfc 12/7






AKC miniature Schnauzer. 2 females,
2 males, 8250 each. Taking deposits,
ready to go in January, 647-5102.
2tc 12/14

Beautiful 3 year old miniature white
male poodle, house trained, *looking
for a new home, $150. Call 827-6812.

AKC fawn boxer, 6 months, 'beautiful'
markings. Loves children. $200. 227-
1280. 2tc 12/7

DOG GROOMING PLUS, 227-3611.
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
tfe 12/7

Book Now for the Holidayst PET &
PROPERTY TENDERS. In your home
pet sitting by Joey and Marie Roma-
nelll, 229-1065. tfc 12/7






Wanted:.Live-in companion for elderly
lady, no smoking preferred. Call after
5 p.m., 227-1363 for Joyce.
2tc 12/14







1/2 acre lot with septic tank, $9,500.
Overstreet Road. Owner financing,
227-2020, ask for Billy. tfc 12/7


TENTATIVE MILEAGE / DEPENDENT
SPECIAL FIRE DISTRICTS: Upon motion by
Commlssloner Peters'.-_ second by
Commissioner Armstrong, and' unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively approved a millage
rate of .500 for each Dependent Fire District.
TENTATIVE BUDGETS / DEPENDENT
SPECIAL FIRE DISTRICTS: Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, ; second by
-Commissioner .Armstrong, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively approved these bud-
gets with the following increases.
ST. JOSEPH FIRE CONTROL: Revenues:
Balance Brought Forward: Cash
$1,916
Expenditures: Beaches :Fire Dept..
Equipment $479, Highland : View Fire
Dept./Equipment, $479; White City Fire
Dept/Equipment, $479; Sduth ..Gulf Co. Fire
Dept / Equipment, $479.' '
TUPELO FIRE CONTROL: Revenues,
Balance Brought Forward:. Cash $2,412;
Expenditures: Dalkelth Fire Dept., Equipment
$412, Tupelo Fire Dept./Equlpment. $2,000.
OVERSTREET FIRE CONTROL,
Revenues, Balance Brought Forward: Cash,
$2,125; Expenditures. Overstreet Fire
Dept./Equlpment $2,135.
HOWARD CREEK FIRE CONTROL,
Revenues, Balance Brought Forward: Cash,
$2,192, Expenditures, Howard Creek Fire
Dept. / Equipment, $2,192.
SET FINAL PUBLIC HEARING:
Chairman Hammond set the final budget hear-
ing for September 26, 1995 at 5:30 p.m.,
E.D.T., in the Commissioners! meeting room at
the Gulf County Courthouse, Port St. Joe,
Florida.
TUPELO SOIL AND WATER CONSERVA-
TION DISTRICT: Chairman Hammond agamn
called for public comment and Mr. Brian
McGraw represenung the Tupelo Soil and
Water Conservation District appeared before
the Board requesting financial assistance for
the Technical Support/Secretarial position
that will be cost-shared by Calhoun, Liberty,
Franklin and Gulf Counties. Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote,
the Board, tentatively approved to budget
$3,966 for this position by increasing Soll
Conservation: Contract Secretary/Techniclan
and reducing Reserve for Contingencies.
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor.
second by Commissioner Yeager, the meeting
did then adjourn at.5:46 p.m., E.D.T..
MICHAEL L. HAMMOND,
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK

SEPTEMBER 12. 19s95
REGULAR MEETING
SThe Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Michael .L. Hamimond and
Commissioners Warren J. Yeager, Jr.. Billy E.
Traylor, Nathan Peters; Jr., and Jesse V.
Armstrong. Others presentwere Deputy Clerk
Towan McLemore. Deputy Clerk Patricia.
Taylor. Attorney Barbara Sanders, Chief








Howard Creek: Murphy Rd., 3 bdrm.,
2 ba 1,850' sq. ft., cen. h&a, fans,
carpet, fireplace, porches, double car-
port, vinyl & stone siding, plenty stor-
age. Come see, make offer. 827-1725
or 827-6855. ; 4tp 12/14

Sale or LeIase: Cape San Blas, .2
bdrm., 2 ba. house, steel roof on 1/2
acre lot joining St. Joe State Park
property on bay side, $63,000 or
$575 month with lease. Call 229-
2740 or 227-2046. tfe 12/14


leacon Hill Lot, with Gulf Front-
age, 122' hwy., 130' deep. 899.500.
648-4648. .. tfc 12/14

Lot at St. Joe Beach, high dry-
cleared, city water, $15,000. Located
at 324 Bay St. 227-1370. 2tp 12/14

Building, the American Legion Build-
ing located at Third St.. and Williams
Ave, Port SL Joe, 2700 sq. ft.,
$75,000. 647-8066 or 648-8669.

Gulf view :lot,. -Mexico Beach,
$32,500.00. 648-4648. tfc 12/14

Estate Sale: Gulf view house in Gulf
Aire Subd.. 302 Beacon Rd., 1625+
sq. ft. 3 bdrm., 2 ba., enclosed 2 car
garage. $139,900. Contact Nolan Tre-
glown. Personal Representative. (904)
647-8997. tfc 12/7

For Sale by Owner: 2 bdrm., I ba.
cen. air, new stove & refrig., corner
lot 1034 McClellan Ave. 648-4021,
fenced back yard and separate gar-
age. tc 12/7

Boardwalk. Cape San Blas. 2 bdrm.,
2 ba. loft, ,3 decks, $119,000. Call
229-8437. 8tp 11/23

Handyman Special. 3 bdrm., 2 bath
shell house, beautiful 1/2 acre. C-30,
south Cape Sani Blas area. Reason-
ably priced. Financing available. 227-
7606. tfc 12/7

Mexico Beach, 2 bdrmn, 1 1/2 ba.,
300' off Gulf, $455. 647-3461, or 648-
5328. tfc 12/7

2.73 acres for sale at Sunshine
Farms, comer lot, $15,000 negotia-
ble. 229-6042. tfe 11/9

For sale by owner:. two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrmi., 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'x16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
utl. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. pd. thru 12/95

Business for Sale: Phantry Bulding
and 'extra lot. Income producing.
Three business units downstairs and
a manager's apartment, Four hotel
rooms w/full' baths upstairs. 24 cli-
mate-controlled mini-storage units
upstairs and down. Best location in
-town for detail outlets. Call 1-800-
800-9894. tfc 12/7

Half acre lots for sale, Hwy. 386,
Overstreet, Creekvlew Subd., $500
down. $96.48 per month, 120
nionths. Call and leave message. 229-
6031. tfc 12/7

LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off .Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 12/7


SEASHORES HOUSE FOR
SALE, nice stucco 3 bdrm., 2
ba.; Lanai w/heated pool; gar-
age & storage bldg. $110,000.
206 Narvaez St.
647-3281
tfc 12/7


Administrator Don Butler. Building Inspectort
Richard Combs, Administrator Emergency -
Management Director Larry Wells. Road
Superintendent Bob Lester, Veterans Service
Officer/SHIP Administrator Bo Williams.
Mosquito Control Director Paul Wood. and
Deputy Sheriff Chris Brumbaugh
The meeting came to order at 6:04 p.m..
E.D.T. '
Mr. Willie Ramsey opened the meeting
with prayer, and Chairman Hammond led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA: Commissioner
Yeager moved to approve the consent agen-
da, excluding the reimbursement to the
Sheriffs Depaitment and after correction to the
minutes, Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
Consent Agenda Items Approved:A.
Minutes August 8, 1995 Regular Meeting;
August 14, 1995 Special Meeting; August 22.
1995 Regular Meeting; August 31, 1995 -
Public Hearing; August 31. 1995 Special
Meeting
'B. Inventory Maintenance Department
C. Inventory Wewahltchka Ambulance
E. Invoice Preble Rish FRDAP
Application (Tucker Tract) (Pay from FRDAP
SGrant/Improvements other than Buildings)
F. Resolution 1994-95 Budget
Amendment
RESOLUTION 95-28
The Board of County Commissioners of
Gulf County, Florida. received unanticipated
revenue and anticipates recei ing an undeter-
mined amount of revenue from \aanous sources
for the General Fund. Fine and Forfeiture
Fund, and St. Joe Fire Control District Fund
for fiscal year 1994-95; and said revenue is
needed to help pay certain expenditures
incurred in fiscal year 1994-95, the 1994-95
budget year was amended. A copy of said res-
olution with said figures is on file in the Clerk's
office.
PUBLIC HEARING ORDINANCE -
$12.50 MOVING VIOLATIONS SURCHARGE:
Pursuant to advertisement to hold public hear-
ings to consider adoption of an ordinance
amending ordinance 93-09 which provides
for a $12.50 surcharge for moving violations,
Attorney Sanders read the ordinance with the
following title:
ORDINANCE
SNO. 95-07
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING GULF
COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 93-09 WHICH PRO-
VIDES FORA $12.50 SURCHARGE FOR MOV-
ING VIOLATIONS TO FUND THE COUN-
TY'S PARTICIPATION IN THE INTERGOV-
ERNMENTAL RADIO COMMUNICATIONS
PROGRAM; ELIMINATING THE REQUIRE-
MENT FOR RECOMMENDATION OF
APPROVAL OF EXPENSES BY THE GULF
COUNTY 911 COMMITTEE.
SThere being no public comment and upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Traylor. and unanimous vote,
the Board adopted the ordinance.
NET BAN: Patrick McFarland appeared
before the Board to request a possible
arrangement by which Gulf County fishermen
could work under the authority of the Board.
He stated that Wakulla County may be will-
ing to participate. Chairman Hammond
appointed a committee, to be chaired by
Commissioner Yeager. with Mr. McFarland as a
member and additional members to be
appointed later, to research the possibility of
combining with Wakulla County in this effort.
Mr. McFarland thanked the Board for their
support. ,
PUBLIC HEARING ORDINANCE ANI-
MAL CONTROL Pursuant to advertisement to
hold public hearings to consider adoption of an
ordinance amending ordinance 93-07 Increas-
ing penalty amounts for animal control offens-
es Attorney Sanders read the ordinance with
the following title:
ORDINANCE
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ANIMAL
CONTROL ORDINANCE NO. 93-07;
INCREASING THE PENALTY AMOUNT FOR
VIOLATIONS FROM $10.00 TO $20.00 FOR
THE FIRST OFFENSE WITHIN ONE YEAR;
INCREASING THE PENALTY AMOUNT TO
$30.00 FOR THE SECOND VIOLATION; INSTI-
TUTING A PENALTY AMOUNT OF $50.00 FOR
THE THIRD OtFENSE WITHIN ONE YEAR;
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
'Upon:-,lnquhy by George.,-Lemols,
Chairman Hammond .stted that the penalty
will remain at $50.00 for each offense following
the third occurrence. There being no further
public comment Chairman Hammond set the
final public hearing to be held on September
26. 1995.
PUBLIC HEARING ORDINANCE/RES-
OLUTION GAS TAX/ROAD BOND
Pursuant to advertisement to hold public
'hearings to consider the adoption of an ordi-
nance providing for road improvements
through the. Issuance of gas tax bonds,
Attorney Sanders read the ordinance with the
following title:
ORDINANCE
AN ORDINANCE OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR THE ACQUISI-
TION, CONSTRUCTION, AND PAVING OF
CERTAIN : ROAD IMPROVEMENTS WITHIN
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND FOR THE
REFUNDING OF CERTAIN INDEBTEDNESS
INCURRED BY GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA.
PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF NOT
EXCEEDING 86.800.000 GAS TAX REFUND-
ING AND IMPROVEMENT REVENUE BONDS
OF GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA. TO FINANCE
SAID IMPROVEMENTS: PROVIDING FOR THE
PAYMENT OF SAID BONDS FROM THE LOCAL
OPTION GAS TAX: MAKING OTHER
COVENANTS AND AGREEMENTS IN CONNEC-
TION THEREWITH; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE
Honorable William J. Rish read .the fol-
lowing resolution, by title only:
RESOLUTION
95-29
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GULF COUN-
TY, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE DISTRIBU-
TION OF A PRELIMINARY OFFICIAL STATE-
MENT IN CONNECTION WITH THE ISSUANCE
OF NOT EXCEEDING $6,800,000 -GULF
COUNTY, FLO[RDA GAS TAX REFUNDING
AND IMPROVEMENT REVENUE BONDS,
SERIES 1995; PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN
OTHER MATTERS IN CONNECTION THERE-
WITH; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


A copy of said resolution Is on file in the
Clerk's office.
S There being no public comment and upon
moon by Commissioner Traylor. second by
S 9 mmissioner Armstrong, and unanimous
o 'te, the Board agreed to proceed with the sec-
S qtd hearing of the ordinance on September 26.
1995 at 6:10 p.m., E.D.T. and to adopt the res-
olution.
I NTERLOCAL AGREEMENT
i WEWAHITCHKA: Upon Inquiry by Attorney
SRish, Chairman Hammond stated that he had
spoken to the City of Wewahltchka regarding
} the need to have an Interlocal agreement for
the gas tax funds', and was informed that the
City had tentatively agreed to have the County
Sake over all road paving within the city limits
and to forfeit the $34,000 per year due to them
through the 1990 interlocal agreement. Upon
furtherr discussion. Commissioner Traylor
moved to give the City until noon on Friday,
September 15. 1995. to send a written agree.
ment. or the County would continue proceed-
Ings for the road paving bond under the old
agreement. Commissioner Yeager seconded
emotion, and It passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING ORDINANCE
RIGHT OF WAY/BOAT TRAILERS Pursuant
to advertisement to hold public hearings to
consider adopton of an ordinance prohibiting
the parking oC boat trailers on county right of
ways without a proper decal, Attorney
Sanders read the ordinance with the follow-
ing title:
ORDINANCE
AN ORDINANCE REGULATING BOAT TRAIL-
ERS ON COUNTY RIGHT OF WAYS; PROVID-
ING FOR A YEARLY DECAL TO BE ISSUED BY
THE TAX COLLECTOR; PROVIDING FOR A
FEE STRUCTURE; PROVIDING FOR FINES.
Otis Davis, Jr. appeared before the Board
to discuss his opposition td the proposed ordi-
nance. He stated that his main objection is tle
proposed fees, which should be the same for
everyone. Commissioner Peters moved to ter-
minate proceedings to adopt this ordinance,
and Commissioner Armstrong seconded the
motion. Commissioner Traylor stated that the
Ad Valorem tax payer is paying for the upkeep
of the boat landings, and the cost should be
passed on to the people who use them. Dee
ayhann stated that she operated a business
In Gulf County for 27 years and the majority of
her business income was from out of town cus-
tomers. Following further discussion and
inquiry by Tim and Suzanne Stein, regarding
Sthe $35.00 out of County fee, the motion
passed 4-1, with Commissioner Traylor voting
no.
RECEIVE BIDS FIVE POINTS IAND-
PILL RECYCLING BUILDING: Pursuant to
advertisement to receive sealed bids (#9495-
45) for a recycling building, for Five Points
Landfill, the following bids were received:
Southeastern Mechanical, $34,345.00;
Pro-Steel Buildings, $33,298.00
The bids were tabled for review and
recommendation by Solid Waste Coordinator
Danford.
RECEIVE BIDS COURTHOUSE PARK-
ING LOT PAVING: Pursuant to advertisement
to receive sealed bids (#9495-46) for paving the
Courthouse parking lot, the following bids were
received:
.C.W. Roberts Contracting, Inc.,
$50,263.75, Florida Asphalt Paving Co.,
$68,851.40
Following a discussion regarding the
need for a change order to widen the entrances
by two feet on both sides, the bids were tabled
for review and recommendation by Chief
Administrator Butler. Commissioner Yeager
noted that the telephone company would need
to complete laying cables, and Chairman
Hammond discussed the need to have the
sewage problems at the Sheriffs Department
resolved before the paving begins.
RECEIVE BIDS;- STRUCTURAL SUP-
PORT FOR SIGNS: Pursuant to advertisement
to receive sealed bids (#9495-48) for structural
support for signs, the following bid .was
received:
Gulf Fabricating $1,300.00 per sign
The bid was tabled for further review by
the Board; Chief Administrator Butler noted
that half of the cost will be covered by the
SSmall County, Grant and the other half will be
covered by the Utter Grant.
'. RECEIVE BIDS FINANCING -
WEWARITCHKA AMBULANCE Pursuant to
'-''advertisement to receive sealed bids (#9495-
49) to finance the Wewahltchka Ambulance,
the following bids were received:
S Citizen's Fedgral Savings Bank, 6.14% 2
years, 6.25%: 3 years: Wewahitchka State
Bank, 6.13% 5 years (annual payments): First
Union National Bank, 601% 5 years annuall
payments)
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters,
second by Commissioner Yeager, -and unani-
mous vote, the bid was awarded to First Union
National Bank .
RECEIVE BIDS SOLIDWASTE BALER:
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed
bids (#9495-50) for a Solid Waste Baler, the fol-
lowing bids were received:
Ingram Equipment, No bid; Cumbaa
Enterprises. $7.274.00; Southeast Waste
Systems, $6,692.50 and International Baler
Corp. $8,162.50
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioner Armstrong, and
unanimous vote, the bids were tabled for rec-
ommendation by Solid Waste Coordinator
Danford.
RECEIVE BIDS FUEL MANAGEMENT
SYSTEMS Pursuant to advertisement to
receive sealed bids (#9495-51)' for fuelman-
agement systems for the Road Department,
Sheriffs Department, and Mosquito Control
Department the followingbid was received:
Holley, Inc. Road Depl. (Wewahlchka).
$9,525.00; Optional Pump a I
$2,330.00; Optional Pump # 2
$4,640.00; Mosquito Control Dept., $9,040.00;
Sheriffs Dept. $9,700.00; Optional
Key Encoder $ 825.00; Optional
Computer System, '$2,685.00
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor.
second by Commissioner Armstrong. and
unanimous vote, the bid was tabled.
RECEIVE PROPOSALS ADMINISTRA-
TION OF CDBG GRANT Pursuant to adver-
tisement to receive sealed proposals (#9495-
52) for the administration of a Community
Development Block Grant, proposals were
received from the following companies:
Sims Design Consultants, Burton &
Associates, Julian Webb & Associates, Ewing
Conner & Associates. Community
Redevelopment Assoc of Florida, Clark,
Roumelis and Associates
The proposals were tabled for further
review and recommendation by Chief


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Administrator Butler.
RECEIVE BIDS H.V.F.D. METAL
BUILDING Pursuant to. advertisement to
receive sealed bids (#9495-53) for a metal
building for the Highland View Fire,
Department. the following bids %ere receKed:
Fisher Construction $12,280.00;
Southeastern Mechanical &14.400 00. Pro-
Steel Buildings. Inc. .16.232 00
The bids were tabled for reew anrd rec-
ommendation by Chief Administrator Butler,
.and the Highland View Fire Depanment
RECEIVE PROPOSALS COUNTY
ATTORNEY Pursuant to advertisement to
receive'sealed proposals (,9495 471 for legal
services for the Counry proposals were
received from the following Attorneys '
David C. Ga kin Barbara Sanders. Judy
Taunton HarrellsoT Timothy J. McFarland
The proposal were tabled for review
and recommendation b. Chief Administrator
Butler.
DRAINAGE DITCHES ST. JOE BEACH
Raymond Wood of St Joe Beach appeared
before the Board to discuss the drainage ditch-
es located at the St Joe Beach. clung the
health and safety hazards they create He stat-
ed that he has rwo daughters that he is worried
about them backing nto the ditches, and
requested the Board install guard rails to pre-
vent this. He also noted that the ditches bieed
mosquitos. Following further discussion, the
Board agreed to install a guard rail in front of
Mr. Wood's house, and requested Mosquito
Control Director Wood to backfill the ditches
somewhat to help prevent the mosquitos from
breeding.
ABANDONMENT OF ALLEY = BEACON
HILL- Pursuant to advertisement to consider
abandoning an alley with the following descrip-
tion:
located between lots 3, 5, 7, and lots 4, 6,
8, In Block 5, Beacon Hill Subdivision
the Board requested any public comments.
There being no comments, and upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
'the Board adopted the following resolution
abandoning the road.
RESOLUTION NO. 95-30 abandoned the
alley located between lots 3, 5. 7, and 4, 6, 8,
in Block 5 Beacon Hill Subdivision Copy of the
resolution is on file in the Clerk's office.
Adopted in open session this 12th day of
September, 1995.
CONTRACT FOR MEDICAL EXAMINER
SERVICES- Upon motion by Commissioner
Armstrong. second by Conmissioner Yeager,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved the
new medical examiner contract. Following dis-
cussion. Commissioner Peters stated that he
would write a letter to Bay County, requesting
that the Board be informed before-hand of any
changes being made to the contract.
INVOICE PRISONER MEDICAL/DR.+
GROSS- Deputy Clerk McLemore presented a
bill from Dr. Stephen Gross, for medical ser-
vices for Inmate Robert A Cantley. Following a
discussion that prisoners should be taken to
the Health Department or. the Emergency
Room, instead of a specialist, Commissioner
Traylor moved to table the invoice for possible
payment by the Sheriffs Department. The
motionwas seconded by Commissioner Yeager,
and it passed unanimously. Chairman
Hammond stated that he would write a letter to
the Sheriffs Department requesting.that he
invoice be paid. Attorney Sanders suggested
that a copy of the letter be sent to Dr. Gross.
RESOLUTION SMALL COUNTY COALI-
TION- Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager.
second by Commissioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote. the Board adopted resolution 95-31
for funding to the Small County Coalition: A
copy of said resolution is on file in the Clerk's
office.
Chairman Hammond commended
Commissioner Yeager on the fine job he is
doing with the Small County Coalition.
PRIVATE INDUSTRYCOUNCIL.- REP-
RESENTATIVE Commissioner Armstrong
moved to reappoint Mr. Terry Union as repre-
sentative to the Florida Panhandle Private
Industry Council as Gull County's education
representative. Commissioner Traylor second-.
ed the motion, and it passed 4 1. with
Commissioner Peters opposing.
INVENTORY EMERGENCY MANAGE-
MENT DEPT. Deputy Clerk MeLemore pre-
sented a request from Emergency Management
Director Wells for the removal of a KVA Trailer
Mounted Generator (#90-31). GE Base Control
Station (#90-75). and an Olympla Electric
Typewriter (490-99) from the inventory as junk.
and for the transfer of a Motorola Synror
Mobile UHF 100 Watt_.Radio. (90-100) to-
South Gulf County EMS. Upon motion by
Commissioner 'Yeager, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote,
MEDICAID BILLING Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by'
Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous vote,'
the Board approved the Medicaid Billing for
July 1995 in the amount of $86,490.19.


INVOICE PREBLE RISH -x Chairman
'Hammond passed the Chair to Vice-Chairman
Peters, and moved to approve an Invoice from
Preble-Rish (S3.500 00) for Phase II of Beaches
Water System Analysis Commissioner Yeager
seconded the motion, and It passed 4-0. (with
Commissioner Traylor abstaining). Chairman
Peters returned the Chair to Commissioner
Hammond
INVOICE PREBLE RISH Upon motion
by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Armstrong. and a 4-0 vote (with
Commissioner Traylor abstaining), the 'Board
approved an,invoice from Preble-Rish in the
amount of $81,000.00 for Design. Bidding and
Contract Awards; and Project Administration
Sand Inspection for the new road paving project
bond program to be paid from Secondary Road
& Bridge.
AGREEMENT BAY COUNTY LIBRARY
Following discussion regarding the Interlocal
agreement alth the Bay County Lbrary. and
upon motion by Commissioner Peters. second
by Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous vote.
the Board approved for the Chairman to sign
the contract, contingent upon the venue being
changed to Gulf County.
LETTER UNANTICIPATED REV-
ENUE/TAX COLLECTOR Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous vote,
the Board approved a budget amendment for
the Tax Collector's Office in the amount of
S2,460.00, due to unanticipated revenue from
motor vehicle title processing. Contingent
upon receiving a check from the Tax Collector
for that amount, the Board approved amend
the 1994-95FY General Pund Budget by reduc-
ing Reserve for Contingencies'and increasing
the Tax Collector's budget by $2,460.00.
INVOICE SOUTHEASTERN MECHANI-
CAL Upon motion by Commissioner Peters,
second by Commissioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved an invoice from
Southeastern Mechanical In the amount of
$27,000.00 for work performed on Overstreet
Boat Ramp, to be paid from Special Waterways
Project Program Grant.
INVOICE SOUTHEASTERN MECHANI-
CAL Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor.
second by Commissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approvedan invoice from
Southeastern Mechanical in the amount of
$2,600.00 for ektra work on the Overstreet
Boat Ramp, to be paid from Special Waterways
Project Program Grant
ADVERTISE CONSULTANT C.D.B.G.
FOR HIGHLAND VIEW WATER SYSTEM -
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor. second
by Commissioner Armstrong, and unanimous
vote the Board agreed to advertise for a con-
sullant to- apply for and administer a CDBG
Grant for the Highland View Water System.
FUNDING REQUEST GULF COUNTY
SEARCH & RESCUE Chief Administrator
Butler presented' a request from the Gulf
County Search & Rescue for funding to pur-
chase mobile radios, painting the Search &
Rescue Building in White City. and replacing
the guttering and domw spouts on the Search &
Rescue Building. Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved amending the 1994-95 FY
General Fund Budget by reducing Reserve for
Contingencies and increasing County
Courthouse Maintenance-Improvements to
Building and Grounds, to provide funding for
the painting of the building-($4.000 00) and for
replacing the guttering and down spouts
(S1.6000 for Search and Rescue.
RECLASSIFICATION OF COUNTY
ROAD 30 Chief Administrator Butler report-
ed that he and the Chairman had met with
Department of Transportation on reclassifying
County Road 30 as a State Road. and he will
submit a written request to the State within six
weeks, and It will then be approximately five -
.six months before an answer Is received.
Commissioner Traylor suggested that Chief
Administrator Butler arrange a meeting with
Mr. Prescott from DOT, Representative
Trammcll. Commissioner Yeager, and himself,
to discuss the request for reclassilflation.
PLANNING BOARD MEETING Chief
Administrator Butler stated that there will be a.
SPlanning Board Meeting Tuesday at 10:00
a.m.. E.D.T. to review variance requests.
AMNESTY DAY Chief Administrator
Butler presented a request from Solid Waste
Director Danford to hold Amnesty Day In April
of 1996. He noted that the expenses will be
paid from the Small County Grant. This
request was approved upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor. second by'
Commissioner Armstrong. and ufahimous
vote. "' '.
---CHIPOLA'CUT-O;ItFPROJECt -COW
PLETION Chief Administrator Butler noted
that the Chipola Cut-off project is now com-
plete
WARRANTY DEED- CRAWFORD BEACH
RIGHT OF WAY Chairman Hammond dis.
(See MINUTES on Page 8)


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cussed' a Warranty:Deed from Bill Crawford
donating land to the County for a public access
to St. Joe Beach directly across from Gulf
Sands Motel. Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second"by Commissioner Yeager, and
unanimous vote, the Board accepted the prop-
erty from Mr. Crawford and agreed to give him
a'tax write-off fqr the property. Chairman
Hammond stated that he would write a letter
thanking Mr. Crawford for his generosity.
The meeting recessed at 7:35 p.m., E.D.T.
SThe meeting reconvened at 8:10' p.m.,
E.D.T.
NORTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANG.
BOARD PIG ISLAND Honorable Donnell
Whitfield of Calhoun County, appeared before
the Board to request a letter of support to the
Northwest Florida Water Management District
Board requesting the opening of Florida River
Island and Pig Island for vehicular traffic.
Following a discussion regarding a fence being
Installed on the public land which was pur-
chased with public funds, Commissioner
Peters moved -to submit'.a letter of support.
.Commissoner Traylor seconded the motion.
and it passed unanimously.
INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT CALHOUN
COUNTY/CONTRACTING- Honorable Donnell
Whitfield inquired' about a proposed interlocal
agreement between Calhoun County and Gulf
County which would allow contractors from
both Counties to work In either County without
having to obtain an additional license. Upon
Inquiry, Building Inspector Combs reported
that he has not receive t proed agree-
ment. The Board requested Mr. Whitfeld send
the agreement for their approval.
AMBULANCE SERVICE BILLING
SEWER PROBLEMS South Gulf County EMS
Director McGuffn reported that the ambulance
service received 122 calls during the mcnth of
Augustf 1995. with only 17 cancellations. He
stated that for the first part of September, 1995
(1st 12th) 60 calls have been received, with
only four (4) cancellations. He also stated that
Bay County has agreed to let Gulf County
ambulance service transport Mexico Beach
patients all the way to Panama City In order to
resolve billing problems. He presented the
Board with a list of damaged Inventory, due to
flooding caused by sewage back-up. Chairman
Hammond requested that a letter be written to
the City of Port St. Joe, requesting reimburse-
ment for the damaged Items. Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor.. second by
Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous vote.
the Board agreed to bill the City of Port St.Joe
for the damages.
AMBULANCE SERVICE SAFETY
INSPECTION/EMS GRANT South Gulf
County EMS Director McGufTn reported that
the ambulance service had a safety inspection
that went well, and they are In the process of
setting up a training program he also stated
that he will be notified about the EMS Grant In
early December. Commissioner Peters com-
mended the ambulance service on their work.
BEACH CLEAN-UP CAPE SAN BLAS -
Road Department Superintendent Lesler
Informed the Board that there will be a Beach
Cleanup Friday. September 15. 1995. Shenff
Deputy Brumbaugh requested a trailer from
Mosquito Control to load the garbage.
Commissioner Yeager discussed that the City
of Mexico Beach has a machine that will pick
up trash off of the beach, and the Board agreed
for Commissioner Yeager to look into "the
prospect of getting a piece of equipment for
beach clean-up. Chairman Hammond stated
that hewould request help for the Beach clean-
up from Mosquito Control.
INVOICE TUCKER TRACT Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager. second by
Commissioner Peters. and unanimous vote. the
Board approved an invoice from the Statefor
the annual fee on the Tucker Tract.
HAZARD MITIGATION EXPENSES -
EmergencManagement Director Wells noted a
letter that was received from the DeptL .o
Community Affairs stating that the County
may not pass administration expenseonto the
seller of the property.
HAZARD MITIGATION FUNDS
Emergency Management Director Wells
Informed the Board that the State needs a
response on the S680.703.00 available to Gulf
County by September 13. 1995. Following dis-
cussion. Commissioner Armstrong moved to
accept the funds on the contingency that
acceptance will not affect the current lawsuit
with the Sate. Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion and it pasned Runanipualy. The
Board discussed the order of priority for buy-
outs, stating that the Elderly. handicapped.
and low-income applicants will be first priority
and secondary dwellings will receive a lower
priority.
LETTER DEP BOAT LANDINGS -
Emergency Management Director Wells
Informed the Board that he received a letter
from the DepL of Environmental Protection
stating that the Board of Trustees no longer
has an Interest In Gaskin Landing. Landl's..
Landing. or Iola Landing. Commiassoner.
Traylor inquired about the status of Willis
Landing. Chalrman,Hammond stated that he
would write a letter to the Paper Company
requesting that Willis Landing be leased to the,
County.
SINVOICE-;UNEMPLOYMWNT COMPEN
SATION/SKIPPIER Commissioner Yeager
moved-to pay an Unemployment Compensation
Invoice for TommySkipper In the amount of
$357.05. Commissioner Peters seconded the
-motion. and It failed 3-2 with Chairman
Hammond. and Commissioners Armstrong and
Traylor voting no. Chairman Hammond
requested Administrator Wells to write a letter
to the Slate requesting that the County be noti-
fled before the State pays an Unemployment
Claim.
INVOICE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPEN-
ATION Emergency Managennment Director
Wells presented the Board with an Involce for
Unemployment compensation claims In the
amount of $2.242.94. He Informed the Board
that per Dale Stride, of the Dept. of Community
Affairs. the County will be reimbursed for this
claim by F.E.M.A. Commissioner Yeager moved
to pay the Invoice based on the statement that
F.E.M.A. and the State will reimburse these
expenses. Commissioner Peters seconded the
motion,' and It passed 3-2 with Chairman
Hammond and Commissioner Traylor voting
no.
ROAD AME BEACON HILL. Upon
motion, by Commissioner by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner Traylor. and
unanimous vote, the Board approved for an
unnamedoad a In Beacon Hill to e named
SunRay Court.
EMERGENCY OPEBRATIONS/CRISIS
MONITORING COURSE.- Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by Commisslaoner
Yeager,. and unanimous vote, the Board
approved for Emergency lIanagement-911
Coordinator Nelson to attend to athe Managing
Emergency Operations/Crisis Monitoring
Courses, September 18-20, 1995 In Pensacola.
.50 SURCHARGE/9I1 PAYMENT -
Emergency Management Director Wells pre-
sented the Board with a request to make a pay-
ment to St. Joseph Telephone In the amount of
$40,000.00 on the 911 system from the .50
surcharge money. Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Peters and unanimous vote, the
Board approved this request.
MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT/DISAS-
TERS Emergency Management'Director Wells
Inquired whether the:Board had any questions
regarding the proposed Mutual Aid Agreement
between Gulf County and the State of Florida.
and requested that the Board continue to
review the agreement. Upon Inquiry by
Chairman Hammond regarding what services
Gulf County will receive;' compared to larger
counties. Emergency Management Director
Wells reported that the State, will reimburse
the Board approved thearemoval and transfer ol'
the Items. '
IINVENTORY- OVERSTREET FIRE
DEPT. ST. JOE UBRARY Deputy Clerk


McLeiore presented a request from the;
Overstreet Fire Department for the removal of a
1969 Ford C-950 Pumper Fire Truck (#196-18)
from the inventory, and a request from the St.
Joe' Public Library for the removal of a
Sensltron 3M Copier (#110-59) from Inventory.
.Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the removal of these
items from inventory as Junk. .
INVOICE COUNTY ATTORNEY Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by.
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote.
the Board approved the payment of an invoice
from County Attorney Sanders In the amount
of $2.185.06 for services'during the month of
August 1995. ,and one in the. amount of'
$133.20 for services, provided in reference to
the net ban, to be paid from Professional

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Services Billings.
INVOICE LIFE MANAGEMENT CEN-
TER/BAKER ACT BILLINGS Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner
Armstrong, and unanimous vote, the Board
tabled the invoice for Baker Act Billings' in the
amount of $603.13. (Batch # 959601)
expenses for travel, equipment and other nec-
essarylactions.
VETERANS SERVICE FALL UPDATE -
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second
by Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Bard approved for Veterans Service Officer
Williams to attend the Department of Veterans
Affairs Fall Update on Sept. 30- Oct. 14, 1995
in St Petersburg.
SHIP REHABILITATION INSPECTIONS
- SHIP Administrator Williams thanked
BuIlding Inspector Combs for his help with the
rehabilitation inspections for the State loans.
Commissioner Peters commended Building
Inspector Combs and SHIP Administrator
Williams on a job well done with the SHIP pro-
gram.
INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT CALHOUN
Cb NTY Building Inspector Combs noted
that the Interlocal agreement for contractors in
Calhoun and Gulf County was discussed some
time back. and Calhoun County was supposed
to :send a proposal to Gulf County for accep-
tance.
BUILDING DEPARTMENT
WEWAHITCHKA Chairman Hammond
Inquired If an agreement had ever been signed
with the City of Wewahitchka regarding the
County doing their building/planning work.
and Chief Administrator Butler stated that he
Is preparing a contract for $15,000.00 per year.
which has been agreed upon.
SALE OF STREET HOWARDS CREEK.
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second
by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to advertise to sell a portion
of Bream Street In Howards Creek.
.r CHANGE IN, ADVERTISING LAW -
ORDINANCES Attorney Sanders reported
thkt' the law on advertising proposed ordi-
nances has been Changed, the County Is only
required to advertise one time. Chairman
Hammond stated that for emergency situa-
tions. the County may only advertise once, but
as a policy the County will continue to adver-
tisetwice to give the public ample time to com-
ment. *
'REDISTRICTING Attorney Sanders
reported that the next.step towards redistrict-
ing will be to meet in October In Tallahassee
with the man from the House of
Represenatives, who provides re-mapping In
these cases.
AWARD BID PAVING COURTHOUSE
PARKING 'LOT Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner
Traylor. and unanimous vote. the Board
awarded the Bid for the Courthouse Parking
Lot (@9495-4B) to C.W. Roberts Contracting on
recommendation by Chief Administrator
Butler.. Chairman Hammond noted that before
paving begins. the two side entrances need to
be widened and the telephone lines need to be
Installed. ,. .
BUILDING DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE-
Chairman Hammond stated that a special
meeting will be held next week to hire the new
Building Department employee.,
.APPRECIATION MARINE
PATROL/OVERSTREET BOAT RAMP GRANT
Commissioner Traylor requested that a letter
be written to Mr. Kent Thompson of the Florida
Marine'Pitrol In appreciation for his assistance
in obtaining $33.000.00 for the Overstreet Boat
Ramp. --
GAS TAX FUNDS WEWAHITCHKA-
Chairman Hammond stated that he would con-
tact the City of Wewahitchka regarding the
need for a new Interlocal agreement by noon on
Friday. September-15. 1995.
LANDFILL BUILDING BID (19495-45)-
Commissioner Traylor stated that even though,
Southeastern Mechanicars Bid is slightly high-
er for the recycling building for the Landfill. he
would be in favor of awarding It to them
because they are located in Gulf County.
SHIP PROGRAM Commissioner Traylor
commended SHIP Administrator Williams and
Building Inspector Combs on the SHIP pro-
gram.
WORKSHOP ATTORNEY PROPOSALS
(9495-47)- Commissioner Yeager requested
that the Board setup a workshop to review the
Attorney Proposals.
OFFSHORE DRILLING WORKSHOP
Commissioner Peters noted that there will'be
an Offshore Drilling Workshop at Gulf Coast
Community College on Sept 29, 1995: and he
requested that the Chairman attend.
Commissioner Traylor moved to have the
Chairman attend, and the motion died for lack
of a second. Chairman Hammond stated that
he would attend or send a representative.
DRAINAGE PIPE POLICY-
Commissioner'Peters noted that the County
has a policy on drainage pipes that is not being
adhered to..,The County policy states that
before laying pipe, an individual is required to
check with the Road Department for the size of
pipe needed. Commissioner Peters requested
that the policy be advertised in the -paper to
help make the public aware.
RECREATION FUNDS Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters. second by Commissioner
Traylor, and unanimous vote the Board agreed
give the balance of District 4 recitation funds
to the Washington Advisory Council. The Board
discussed transferring the balance of District I
recreation funds to District 3 with the excep-
lion of the amount promised to District 5.
POLICY SECURITY SYSTEM/FALSE
AIARMS- Chairman Hammond requested
Attorney Sanders contact Bay County on their
policy on false alarms from home security sys-
tems. Chairman Hammond stated there has
been a large number of false alarms to the Fire
and Sheriffs Departments.
COURT REPORTER- Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second .by
Commissioner Peters. and unanimous vote the
Board approved to transferring Tonya Knox
from the Clerkas Oflce to the County as the
new Court Reporter elleclhe October I. 1995
ARGUS SERVICES SURVEY- Chairman
Hammond requested that a-letter be sent to
Argus Services requesting a survey be per-
formed at the Beaches to find out how many
customers want mice a week pick-up
PARKING/COUNTY RIGHT-OF-WAYS-
Chairman Hammond noted that there Is a'
problem with people parking on the County
Right ofWays. He stated it creates a safety
hazard for other cars and pedestrians, and the
Board may need to look at their policy on this
matter.
AWARD BID -, COUNTY INSURANCE
(#94-90-38)- Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeger. second by Commissioner Peters, and
unanimous vote. the Board awarded the fol-
lowing insurance bids on the recommendation
of the Insurance Committlee
:' Florida League of Cities Workmans
Compensation, $105,786.00, 'Comp. General
Liability. $26,399.00. Mobile Insurance.
$2.716.00. Ambulance Drivers'& Attendants.
$649.00. Public Employees Honesty Bond/Tax
Collector,. $67.00, Money & Securities Bond/
Tax Collector, $96.00. Public Employees
Honesty Bond/Clerk of Court. $913.00. Money
& Securities. Bond/Clerk of Court. $221.00.
Water System Bond. $315.00:;
i Gaskin-Graddy Insurance; Buildings '&
Contents ($500.00 Ded.). $8,424.43: ;
Costin Insurance Agency. Automobile
Insuraiice, $49,001.0;
Hunt sInsurance Agency. Florida Law
Enforcement Death Benefit, $1,620.00 ahd
Blanket Accident Policy/Volunteer Squad
'IMembers $8,896.00; ,
Coregis Risk Mang. Assoc. Public
Officials. Errors & Omissions. $5.448.00
VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD' -
Chairman Hammond noted 'that the Value
Adjustment Board needs to have a meeting to
hear petitions and requested the Clerk's omce
schedule a time and notify all parties. -
'DUMPSTERS


CONSTRUCTION/BEACHES Veterans
Service Officer Williams noted that there are
contractors on the Beach that are not using
dumpsters to dispose of their construction
debns. The Board discussed an ordinance
requiring commercial sites to have a dumpster
to contain their debils.
ROAD BOND ISSUE
"Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager.
second by Commissioner Traylor. and unani-
mous votethe Board agreed for the Chairman
to sign the, necessary papers for the Bond
Issue4,not'exceeding $6.800,000.00.
Theie being no further business and
uponimotion by Commissioner Traylor. second
by Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,


the meeting did then adjourn at 9:34 p.m..
E.D.T.
MICHAEL L. HAMMOND CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER


SEPTEMBER 20, 1995
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special session
with the following members present:
Chairman Michael L. Hammond and
Commissioners Jesse V. Armstrong, Nathan
Peters, Jr., Billy E. Traylor, and Warren J.
Yeager, Jr. Others present were: Clerk Benny
C. Lister. Chief, Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham. Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore,
Deputy Clerk Patricia Taylor, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator/Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells, Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford, -and Maintenance Supervisor Joe
Bearden.
The meeting came to order at 12:02 p.m.,
E.D.T.
Honorable William J. Rish opened the
meeting with prayer, and Chairman Michael L
Hammond led the Pledge of Allegiance.
GAS TAX/ROAD BONDS Upon motion
by .Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Armstrong, and unanimous
vote, the.Board approved the interest rate of
5.0413% for the issuance of the road bonds
and to authorize the Chairman to sign all doc-
uments. Attorney Risl read the following reso-
lution by title:
RESOLUTION NO0 95-33
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE
ISSUANCE OF $6,77P.000 GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA, GAS TAX REFUNDING AND
IMPROVEMENT BONDS, SERIES 1995;
AUTHORIZING THE DISTRIBUTION OF A PRE-
LIMINARY. OFFICIAL STATEMENT AND THE
DISTRIBUTION AND EXECUTION OF THE
FINAL OFFICIAL STATEMENT IN CONNEC-
TION WITH THE DELIVERY OF THE BONDS:
AUTHORIZING THE NEGOTIATED SALE OF
SUCH BONDS; AUTHORIZING THE EXECU-
TION AND DELIVERY OF A BOND PURCHASE
CONTRACT; AWARDING THE SALE OF THE
BONDS TO RAYMOND JAMES & ASSOCI-
ATES, INC. SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND
CONDITIONS OF THAT BOND: PURCHASE
AGREEMENT; APPOINTING A REGISTRAR
AND PAYING AGENT; APPOINTING AN
ESCROW AGENT; PROVIDING CERTAIN
OTHER MATTERS IN CONNECTION WITH THE
ISSUANCE AND DELIVERY OF SUCH BONDS;
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
WHEREAS, Gulf County, Florida (the
"Issuer"), will consider the enactment of
Ordinance No. 95- 09 on September 26, 1995
(the "Ordinance"), authorizing the Issuance of
not to exceed $6,800.000 Gulf County, Florida,
Gas Tax Refunding and Improvement Revenue
Bonds. Series 1995 (the "Bonds") for the pur-
pose of financing the cost of. certain road
improvement projects within Gulf County,
Florida, and for the refunding of certain indebt-
edness of the Issuer; and
WHEREAS, due to the present Instability
In the market for revenue obligations the.
interest on which Is.excluded from 'federal
gross income, the critical importance of the
timing of the sale of the Bonds, and due to the
willingness of Raymond James & Associates,
Inc. (the "Underwriter") to purchase the Bonds
at interest rates favorable to the Issuer, Itris
hereby determined that It is in the best interest
of the public and the Issuer to sell the Bonds at
a negotiated sale; and
WHEREAS, the proceeds of the Bonds are to be
used to (I) pay the cost of acquisition., con-
struction, paving, enlargement or other
Improvements of certain roads and transporta-
tion systems within Gulf Courty. Florida as
nore specifically described on the Preliminary
Official Statement attached hereto (the
"Project's, (11) to make a deposit pursuant to the
Escrow Deposit Agreement to refund the
remaining bonds outstanding of the Issuer's
$3,690,000 Gas Tax Revenue Bonds, Series
1990as specified In the Preliminary Official
Statement, (111) to fund a Reserve Account; and
(v) pay the costs of issuance of the Bonds; and
WHEREAS,,the Issuer now desires to' Issue
Its Bonds, to sell Its Bonds pursuant to a bond
purchase agreement. a copy of which is
attached hereto as Exhibit A (the "PUrchase
Agreement'), to authorize the distribution of a
preliminary official statement, a copy of which
Is attached hereto as Exhibit B (the

"Preliminary Official Statement'). and the exe-
cution and distribution of a final official state-
ment (the "Final Official Statement") in connec-
tion with the issuance of the Bonds, and to
take certain other action in connection with the,
issuance and sale of the Bonds; and WHERE-
AS, the Issuer has received an offer from
Raymond James & Associates. Inc. to purchase '
the Bonds, subject to the terms and conditions
contained herein and set forth in the Purchase
Agreement; and
WHEREAS, the Issuer now desires to sell
its Bonds pursuant to the Purchase Agreement
and In furtherance thereof to appoint a
Registrar, Paying Agent and Escrow Agent; and
WHEREAS, the Issuer has been provided
all applicable disclosure information required
by Section 218.385, Florida Statutes, a copy of
which is attached to the Purchase Agreement
as Exhibit A; and WHEREAS, all capitalized
undefined terms shall have the meaning set.
forth in the Ordinance;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA: SECTION 1.
The issuance of $6,775,000 principal amount
of the Bonds by the County is hereby approved :
upon the terms and conditions set forth in the
Ordinance. Part of the proceeds of the Bonds
will be used to finance the Project which is
specifically described in the Preliminary
Official Statement. Part of the proceeds will be,
used to make a deposit pursuant to the Escrow
Deposit Agreement to refund the remaining
bonds outstanding of the Issuer's $3,690,000
Gas Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 1990. The
proceeds of the Bonds will be as Is more specif-
ically described on Exhibit C attached hereto.
SECTION 2. Due to the willingness of the
Underwriter to purchase 86.775.000 in aggre-
gate principal amount of the Bonds at net
interest costs favorable to the Issuer, the
importance of timing In the marketing of such
obligations and the willingness of such
Underwriter to assist in the structuring of cer-
tain covenants which provide maximum flexi-
bility to the Issuer, It Is hereby determined,
subject to the limitations set forth herein, that
it Lsa In the best Interest of the public and the
Issuer to sell the Bonds at a negotiated sale
and such sale to the Underwriter pursuant to
the' terms and conditions contained In the
Purchase Agreement and herein Is hereby
authorized and approved. Such sale Is contin-
gent upon the enactment of the Ordinance.
SECTION 3. The Issuer has reviewed the
Preliminary Official Statement and deems It to
be final for purposes of Rule 15c2-12 of the
Securities and Exchange Commission, except
for "permitted omissions," as defined In such
rule. The distribution by the Underwriter of.
the Preliminary Official Statement of the Issuer
relating to the Bonds which is attached hereto ,
as Exhibit B Is hereby approved, confirmed .
and ratified. The distribution of a Final Official "
Statement of the Issuer relating to the issuance ,
of the Bonds is hereby approved, such Final
Official Statement to be in substantially the
form of that Preliminary .Official Statement, i
with such additional changes. insertions and
omissions as may be made and approved by
officers of the Issuer executing the same, such
execution to be conclusive evidence of any
such approval. The Chairman or Vice '
Chairman are hereby authorized to execute '
such Final Official Statement In substantially "'
the form of that Preliminary Official Statement. ",
The execution of such Final Official Statement 1'


by either of such officers is heretb approved
with such additional changes. inseruons and
omissions as may be made and approved by 9
such officers.
SECTION 4. The Bonds are hereby sold in'
a negotiated sale to the Underwriter, upon the '
terms and conditions set forth in the Purchase
Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit A and
incorporated by reference. The Chairman or
the Vice Chairman and the Clerk are hereby
authorized to execute such Purchase
Agreement In substantially the form attached
as Exhibit A, with such additional changes,
insertions and omissions therein as do not
change the substance thereof and as may be
approved by the said officers of the Issuer exe-
cuting the same, such execution to be conclu-
sive evidence of such approval.,
SECTION 5. The Bonds shall be dated,


shall bear Interest payable at the times, shall
mature and shall be subject to redemption as
provided in the Purchase Agreement attached
hereto as Exhibit A. The use of the proceeds of
the Bonds shall be as provided In the Official
Statement relating to the Bonds.
SECTION 6. The Bonds shall be issued
under and secured by the Ordinance and shall
be executed and delivered by the Chairman or
Sthe Vice Chairman and the Clerk in substan-
tially the form set forth In the Ordinance, with
such additional changes and insertions therein
as conform to the provisions of the Purchase
Agreement and such execution and delivery
shall be conclusive evidence of the approval
thereof by such officers.
SECTION 7. The purchase of municipal
bond Insurance from MBIA Insurance
Corporation to Irrevocably guarantee the pay-
ment of principal and interest on the Bonds is
hereby authorized.
SECTION 8..All prior resolutions of the
Issuer inconsistent with the provisions of this
Resolution are hereby modified, supplemented
and amended to conform with the provisions
herein contained and except as otherwise mod-
ifed, supplemented and amended hereby, shall
remain in full force and effect.
S SECTION 9. The Letter of
Representations of the Issuer to The Depository
Trust Company, as Depository pursuant to the
Indenture, the form of which Is attached here-
to as Exhibit D (the "Letter of Representations')
is hereby approved with such changes, alter-
ations and omissions as may be approved by
the Chairman or Vice Chairman and the Clerk.
their execution thereof being conclusive evi-
dence of such 'approval. The Issuer hereby
authorizes the Chairman or Vice Chairman
and the Clerk to sign and deliver the Letter of
Representations.
SECTION 10. The Chairman or the Vice
Chairman, the Clerk, any Deputy Clerk, and
the County Attorney. or any other appropriate
officers of the Issuer are hereby authorized and
directed to execute any and all certifications or
other'instruments'or documents required by
the Ordinance, the Purchase Agreement orany
other document referred to above as a prereq-
ulsite or precondition to the Issuance of the
Bonds and any such representation made
therein shall be deemed to be made on behalf
of the Issuer. All action taken to date by the
officers of the Issuer in furtherance of the
issuance of the Bonds Is hereby approved, con-
firmed and
SECTION 11. The Bank of New York
Trust Company of Florida, N.A., Jacksonville,
Florida is hereby appointed to serve as
Registrar. Paying Agent and Escrow Agent
relating to the Bonds.
SECTION 12. This Resolution shall take
effect Immediately upon its adoption.
PASSED AND. ADOPTED this 20th day of
September, A.D., 1995.
(END) :
.Upon motion -by Commissioner Yeager,.
second by Commissioner Armstrong and a
unanimous vote resolution no.95-09 was
adopted. Attorney Olive, of Bryant, Miller and
Olive, Bond council for the County, discussed.
the signing of the bond documents and
requested that the Chairman, 'Clerk, Deputy
Clerk, and County Attorney be in Tallahassee
on September 27. 1995, at 10:00 a.m., E.D.T..
to sign the documents. The meeting recessed at
12:09 p.m., E.D.T.
The meeting reconvened at 12:16 p.m..
E.D.T.
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager,
second by Commissioner Armstrong and a
unanimous vote resolution no.95-09 was
adopted. Attorney Olive, of Bryant, Miller and
Olive; Bond council for the County, discussed
the signing of the bond documents and
requested that the Chairman. Clerk. Deputy
Clerk, and CountyAttorney be In Tallahassee
on September 27. 1995, at 10:00 a.m., E.D.T..
to sign the documents.
The meeting recessed at 12:09 p.m.,
E.D.T.
The meeting reconvened at 12:16 p.m..
E.D.T.
DRAINAGE PROBLEMS- Chairman
Hammond stated that the County will replace
some of the culverts In Howards Creek. up to a
cost of $1,000.00 due to a previous error by the
County.
INSURANCE BIDS Chairman
Hammond discussed that Al Scheffer of Costin
Insurance sent the County a letter stating that
they are withdrawing their Automobile
Insurance coverage for the County. Following
a discussion, the Board agreed to review this
Issue.
: INSURANCE SHERIPFFS.-DEPART-,
MENT EMPLOYEES- The Board discussed a
letter received from Sheriff McKelthen regard-
ing Insurance for Sheriffs Dept. Employees.
The Board approved for Mr. James Tankerasky
to receive insurance through the County due to
his long term employment with the County.
The Board also approved for Mr. Tony Lee to
receive insurance through the County while on
a leave of absence contingent upon his paying
for it himself. Chief Deputy Clerk Birmingham
discussed the possibility of Mr. Lee using the
C.O.B.R.A. program, and the Board agreed.
The Board discussed establishing a policy
regarding insurance eligibility for part-
time/temporary employees and requested
Chief Administrator Butler to draft a policy for
Board review.
BUILDING DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE -
Chief Administrator Butler reported that five
applications have been received for the
Building Department position and recommend-
ed hiring Debbe Wlbberg. Commissioner.
Traylor moved to accept the recommendation.
and Commissioner Armstrong seconded the
motion. The motion, passed 3-2 with
Commissioners Peters and Traylor objecting.
WHITE CITY BOAT SLIPS- Chairman
Hammond passed the Chair to Commissioner
Peters and made the motion to charge $50.00
per month for rental of the White City Boat
Slips, stating that water and electricity must be
obtained by the renter. Commissioner
Armstrong seconded the motion.
Commissioner Traylor discussed his objection
to charging rent for the boat slips. The motion
passed 3-2 with Commissioners Traylor and
Peters voting no. Commissioner Peters
returned the Chair to Commissioner
Hammond. :.
INVOICE HONEYWELL- Chairman
Hammond 'discussed an invoice received from
Honeywell regarding the air-conditioning sys-
tem In the courthouse. Chief Administrator
Butler stated that Attorney Sanders had
mailed a letter to Honeywsll and recommended
that the Board walt for a response to that let-
ter before taking action. Upon a lotion by
Commissioner Peters, .second by Commissioner
Yeager. and unanimous vote, the Board accept-
ed the recommendation and tabled the invoice.
APALACHEE REGIONAL PLANNING
COUNCIL- Chairman Hammond noted a letter
received from the Apalachee Regional Planning
Council regarding a workshop to be held
Wednesday. September 20. 1995.
AWARD BID STRUCTURAL SIGN SUP-
PORTS (#9495-48) Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Armstrong, and unanimous.
vote, the Board awarded the bid for Structural
Sign Support (#9495-48) to Gulf Fabricating
based on the recommendation of Solid Waste
Director Danford.
SPECIAL WATERWAYS PROJECTS
PROGRAM GRANT- Chief Administrator
Butler noted that an application form has been
received by the County to apply for a Special
Waterways Project Program Grant, and recom-
mended that the Board submit an application.
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second
by Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to apply for the grant for the
Indian Pass Boat Ramp.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
COUNTY GRANT- Chairman Hammond dis-
icussed an application for an Emergency
Medical Services County Grant and requested
that the Board consider passing a resolution
and applying for the Grant. Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote, the


Board approved the application for the grant
and passed the following resolution:
RESOLUTION NO. 95-32
A RESOLUTION CERTIFYING THE'
MONIES FROM THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL
SERVICES COUNTY GRANT WILL IMPROVE
AND EXPAND THE COUNTY'S PRE-HOSPITAL
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEM.
A copy of said resolution is on file in the
Clerk's office.
There being no further business and

by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the meeting did then adjourn at 12:42 p.m.,
E.D.T.
MICHAEL L. HAMMOND
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER


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uI PUBLCNOTICES D


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. g9See 08
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive sealed bids from any qualified person,
company, or corporation interested in constructing
the following project:
1995 Bond Road Pavtng Program
Gulf County. Florlda
Plans and specification can be obtained at Preble-
Rish, Inc., 326 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe; Florida
32456, (904) 227-7200. The bid must'conform to
Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public en-
tity crimes.
Completion date for this project will be 180 days
from the date of theNotice to Proceed presented to
the successful bidder.
Liquidated damages for failure to completehe tpro-
ject 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., Eastern Stan-
dard Time, on December 20, 1995 at the Gulf
County Clerk of the Court's Office, 1000 Fifth
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, and will be
opened and read aloud on December 20, 1995, at
5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. The Board re-
serves the right to reject any and all bids.
Costs for Plans and Specifications will be $250.00
per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be
made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.
3tc. November 30 and December 7& 14, 1995.

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF
RESOLUTION ABANDONING ALLET
NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to Section
336.10, Florida Statutes, that the Board of City
Commissioners of Wewahitchka. Florida, at Its
regular meeting on the 19th day of December,
1995, at 6:30 PM, afterduly advertising notice of
hearing on said matter, has closed, vacated and
abandoned the interest In the public in the
following described alley right-of-way:
A 15.00 foot wide Alley as shown in Block "3", IDA
GRIFFIN SUBDIVISION, according to the Offical
Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, at Page 42-A,
in the Public Records ofGulf County, Florida, and
being more particularly described as follows:
BEGINNING at the Northwest corer of Lot 8.
Block "3", IDA GRIFFIN SUBDIVISION, according
to the Official Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1,
at Page 42-A. In th Public Records of Gulf County,
Florida: thence go Southerly along the Westerly
boundary line of said Lot 8 for a distance of
169.50 feet to the Southwest Comer of said Lot 8;
then turn 93 degrees 27 minutes 50 seconds left
and go Easterly along the South boundary line of
Lots 8, 9. 10 11, 12 and 13 of said Block "3" for a
distance 300.00 feet to the Southeast Comer of
said Lot 13; then turn 93 degrees 27 minutes 50
seconds right and go Southerly along the Westerly
right of way line of East Second Street for a
distance of 15.03 feet to the Northeast Corner of
Lot 19, of said Block "3"; then turn 86 degrees 32
minutes 10,seconds right and go Westerly along
the North boundary line of lots 19, 18, 17, 16, 15.
and 14 for a distance of 300.00 feet to the
Northwest Comer of said Lot 14; then turn 86
degrees 32 minutes 10 seconds left and go
Southerly along the Westerly boundary line of said
Lot 14 for a distance of 169.50 feet to the
Southwest Comer of said Lot 14; then turn 86
degrees 32 minutes 10 seconds right and go
Westerly along the Northerly right of way line of
Orange Street for a distance of 15.03 feet to the
Southeast Comer of Lot 7 of said Block "3": then
turn 93 degrees 27 minutes 50 seconds right and
go Northerly along the Easterly boundary line of
Lots 7, 6. 5, 4. 3, 2 and I for a distance of 354.03
feet to the Northeast Corner of Lot I of said Block
"3": then turn 86 degrees 32 minutes 10 seconds
right and go Easterly along the Southerly right of
way line of Magnolla Street for a distance of 15.03
feet to the Point Of Beginning.
Notice hereof shall be published one (1) time


withnthirty (30) days from the adoption of the
Resolution abandoning'said road.
THE BOARD OF CrIY COMMISSIONERS
OF WEWAHITCHKA. FLORIDA
,BY Pamela L. Harden. City Clerk
December, 1995
2tc, December and 14, 1995,

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR CONSULTANT

BID 0 9SW- l
Notice is hereby given that proposals will be
received by the Board-of County Commissioners
(BCC) of GulfCounty. Florida until 5 00 P.M., EST,
Wednesday, December 20, 1995, for the following
Professional Services to be provided to said Board.
for and on behalf of Gulf Cotnty, Florida.
DISASTER RECOVERY CONSULTANT SERVICES
FOR GULF COUNTY HAZARD MTIGATION
PROJECT(8)
Gulf County has recently determined that It Is in
the best interest of Its Jurisdiction to solicit for
professional services for its long term disaster
recovery projects. The projects require the
coordination of special disaster hazard mitigation
programs; a knowledge of flood plain management
and current NFIP regulations the planning
necessary to perform tasks relative to the
knowledge, skills and abilities of the State of
Florida's Hazard Mitigation Long Term Recovery
Policy,. as adopted.
Specifications/Scope of Work may be obtained at
the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, 1000 Fifth
Street,, Port St. Joe, FL 32456, during normal
working hours. Contact person for this project Is
R. Larry Wells. Emergency Management Director,
(904) 229-9110.
opsers must provide in their proposals' Firm
Staying, Firm Information and Performance,
Approach (proposed services), Firm
Expertise/Experience n hazard mitigation
programs and the project requirements as listed In
paragraph two above, Including Client References,
Availbility, and Proposed Fee.
Each proposer must submit complete proposals in
the format provided in the RFP.
Proposals must be in a sealed envelope and clearly
marked "HAZARD MITIGATION LONG TERM
RECOVERY SERVICES SPECIAL PROJECT RFP"
on the envelope.
Proposals may be mailed or delivered to Gulf
County Board of County Commissioners. 1000
Fifth Street. Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
The Board reserves the right to waive Informalities
in any quote, to accept and/or reject any or all
quotes on whole or In part with just cause, and to
accept the proposal that in' their Judgment will be
in the best interest of Gulf County.
Acceptance and award of a consulting contract by
the BCC will be contingent on a formal award of
monies and an executed agreement with the
Department of Community Affairs (DCA).
DONE AND ORDERED by the Board of Cotmty
Commissioners.
ATTEST:
By: Benny C. Lister. Clerk
Gulf County Board of Commissioners
By: Billy E. Traylor. Chairmnn
2tc, December 7 and 14. 1995.

NOTICE
Notice Is hereby given that the City Commission of
the City of Port St. Joe. sitting as the Board of
Adjustment will hold a public hearing at City Hall
at 8:00 p.m.. Tuesday. December 19. 1995. to
determine whether the City will authorize a
deviation to Zoning Ordinance No. 228 for a
variance of approximately five feet on the easterly
property linte to construct a carport. located at 340
Avenue C.
/s/Pauline Pendarvls. City Clerk
2tc. December 7 and 14. 1995.


SEPTEMBER 26, 1996
BUDGET MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special session
with the following members present:
Chairman Michael L. Hammond, .and
Commissioners Nathan Peters, Jr., Warren J.
Yeager, Jr.. Jessie V. Armstrong. and Billy E.
Traylor.
Others present were: Clerk Benny C.
Lister, Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Rebecca L. Norris,
Chief Administrator Donald Butler, and South
Gulf County E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffln.
The meeting was called to order at 5:32
p.m., E.D.T..
Chairman Michael L. Hammond opened
the meeting with prayer and Commissioner
Nathan Peters, Jr. led the Pledge of Allegiance
to the flag.
PAY RAISES- Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager; second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote. the
Board approved a three percent (3%) salary
increase for all non-union employees.
EMPLOYEE DENTAL INSURANCE-
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, second
by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved to pay the employee por-
tion of the County Dental Plan for all non--
union employees.
COUNTY WIDE AND DEPENDENT FIRE
DISTRICTS VILLAGE RATES- Clerk Lister
informed the Board of the 1995-96 County.
Wide millage rate of 7.819 and Dependent
Special Districts mllage rates of .500 each,
stating that the Board was .037 percent under
the rolled-back rate.
WEST FLORIDA RESOURCE CONSER-
VATION AND DEVELOPMENT' COUNCIL-
Clerk Lister presented a budget request invoice
for $100 for the 1995-96 fiscal year from the
West Florida, Resource Conservation and
Development Council. The Board took no
action.
Administrator/Emergency Management
Director Lany Wells arrived at 5:36 pm.,
E.D.T..
PORT ST. JOE COURTHOUSE PARKING
LOT- Clerk Lister asked the Board's pleasure
concerning the paving of the Port St. Joe
Courthouse Parking Lot, stating that it was
apparent that thhe work could notbe completed
in the 1994-95 fiscal year. (Commissioner
Traylor left the meeting at 5:38, p.m.. E. S.T.)..
pUpon motion by Commissioner Peters, second
by Commissioner Armstrong and a 4-0 vote,
the Board' approved 'to Increase Balance
Brought Forward:Cash and County Road and
Bridge:Improvements Other Than Buildings in
the General Fund by.$40,000.
COUNTY T PLANNING Chief
Administrator Donald Butler requested that
the Board carry forward 817.500 for County
Planning that was budgeted in 1994-95. stat-
ing that the Mapping work had not been com-
pleted. Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager.
second by Commissioner Armstrong. and a 4-0
vote. the Board approved to increase Balance
Brought Forward:Cash and County
Planning/Professional Services In the General
Fund by S17.500.
PROPERTY APPRAISER /DEPART-
MENT OF REVENUE Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager. second by
Commissioner Peters. and unanimous vote. the
Board approved to Increase the Property
Appraisers budget and reduce Reserve for
Contingencies by 810 to stay In line with what
the Department of Revenue has approved for
the 1995-96 Property Appraiser budget.
RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE COUNTY
WIDE' MILLAGE. Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters. second by Commissioner
Yeager. and a 4-0 vote. the Board adopted the
following Resolution setting forth the County
Wide Millage rate for the 1995-96 fiscal year.
RESOLUTION ADOPTING
VILLAGE LEVY 95-34
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County. Florida. on this
date intends to adopt a Resolution setting forth
the Mllage rate for the fiscal year 1995-96. and
WHEREAS, for proper funding of said
budget. It is necessary to levy an ad valorem
tax upon the taxable property within the
County;
NOW. THEREFORE. BE IT RESOLVED
AS FOLLOWS.
1. That the Board "of County
Commissioners of Gulf County Florida. does
hereby adopt a mlllage rate of 7.819 mills to be
levied County-Wlde upon the taxable property
within Gulf County, Florida, to be levied
against the 1995 property rolls.
2. The millage rite adopted by the Board
of County Commissioners of Gulf County.
Florida is less than the Current Year Aggregate
Rolled-Back Rate.
S3. That copies of this Resolution be
spread upon the Public Records of Gulf
County, Florida.
THIS RESOLUTION. ADOPTED this 26th
day of September, 1995 by 4 Commissioners
voting "yes" and O Commissioners voting "no".
(end)


RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE COUNTY
WIDE BUDGET
Upon motion by Co&missioner Yeager,
second by Commissioner Peters, and a 4-0
vote, the Board adopted the following
Resolution setting forth the 1995-96 fiscal year
budget.
RESOLUTION ADOPTING BUDGET
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida after
'due consideration for the needs of the people of
said County, has ascertained the amount of
funds required for a budget for 1995-96 fiscal
year. and
WHEREAS. the, Board of County
Commissioners has given notice as required by-
law, and has held public hearings allowing all
citizens a chance to be heard,
NOW. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
AS FOLLOWS:
1. The Board of County Commissioners of
Gulf County, Florida does hereby adopt the
budget as contained In Exhibit "A" attached
hereto as the official budget for the fiscal 1995-
96.
2. That copies of this Resolution contain-
ing said budget be spread upon the Public
Records of Gulf County. Florida.
THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED this 26th day of
September, 1995. by 4 Commissioners voting
'yes" and O Commissioners voting "no".
'(end)
911 Coordinator Marshall Nelson and
Solid Waste Director Joe Danford arrived at
5:45 p.m., E.D.T..
RESOLUTION ADOPTING MILIAGE LEVY
FOR DEPENDENT SPECIAL FIRE DIS-
TRICTS
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager,
second by Commissioner Armstrong. and a 4-0
vote, .the .Board adopted the following
Resolution setting forth the Millage.rates for
the Dependent Special Fire Districts.
RESOLUTION ADOPTING MILEAGE LEVY
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County. Florida. on this
date intends to adopt a Resolution setting forth
the budgets for the Dependent Fire Districts for
the fiscal year 1995-96, and
WHEREAS, for the proper funding ofsaid
budgets. It is necessary to levy an ad valorem
tax upon the taxable property within the
County.
NOW. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
AS FOLLOWS.
1. That the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County. Florida, does
hereby adopt the following millage rates for the
Dependent Fire Districts: .500 for the Special
St Joseph Fire Control District. .500 for the
Special Tupelo Fire Control District, .500 for
the Special Overstreet Fire Control District,
and. 500 for the Special Howard Creek Fire
Control District .
2. That copies of this Resolution by
spread upon the Public Records of Gulf
County, Florida.
THIS RESOLUTION WAS ADOPTED this
26th day of September. 1995. by 4
Commissioners voting "yes" and 0
Commissioners voting "no".
(end)
RESOLUTION ADOPTING DEPENDENT SPE-
CIAL FIRE DISTRICT BUDGETS
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager,
second by Commissioner Armstrong and a 4-0
vote, the Board adopted the following
Resolution setting forth the 1995-96 budgets
for the Dependent Special Fire Districts.
RESOLUTION ADOPTING
BUDGET 95-87
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County. Florida. after
due consideration for the needs of the people of
said County. has ascertained the amount of
funds required for a budget for the 1995-96 as-
cal year. and
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners has given .due notice as
required by law, and has held public hearings
allowing a citizens a chance to be heard,
NOW, THEREFORE. BE IT RESOLVED
AS FOLLOWS:
1. The Board of County Commissioners of
Gulf County. Florida, does hereby adopt the
budgets as contained in Exhibit "A" attached
hereto as the official budgets for the Dependent
Fire Districts for the fiscal year 1995-96.
2. That copies of this Resolution contain-
ing said budgets be spread upon the public
records of Gulf County. FLorida.
THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED this 26th
day of September. 1995. by 4 Commissloneis
voting 'yes" and 0 Commissioners vt ng "no".
(end)
Chairman Hammond called for public
comment: there was no response.
Upon Commissioner Armstrongs motion.
and Commissioner Yeager'sasecond. the meet-
ing did then adjourn at 5:48 p.m.. E.D.T..
MICHAEL L HAMMOND
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK