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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 28, 1995
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR, NUMBER 17


THE


STAR


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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1995 Plus 20 Tax...


County Opens



Bids on $ Three



Million In Roads

Sheriffs Department Takes Over
Wewahitchka Police Duties
The Gulf County Commission annually of secondary road funds
held a special meeting Wednes- previously promised to them in
day, December 20, in lieu of their return for taking over paving and
regular meeting scheduled for maintenance responsibilities from
December 26, the day after the two cities.
Christmas. One of the major projects on
The first item of business was the paving list is resurfacing
to open sealed bids for the three county road C-30-E extending to
million dollar road bond paving the St. Joseph State Park on the
program. Panhandle Grading and peninsula. However, the county, is
Paving of-Pensacola offered the currently getting positive feed-
apparent low bid of $3.208.043 back from the Department of
for the project which will pave Transportation on a plan to swap
roads throughout the county, as C-30-E and a portion of C-30A for
well as in the cities of the maintenance of the Overstreet'
Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe. Bridge, with DOT designating C-
Other bids received were from 30 a state road.
C, W. Roberts Construction, If this becomes a reality
$3,499,433.88 and Florida $600,000 would be freed from the
Asphalt, $3,711,843.35. All three bond issue and could be utilized
bids were turned over to Gulf to pave other roads in the county.
County Chief Administrator Don and the state would take over
Butler to review for bid specifica- paving and maintenance respon-
tions who will report back to the sibilities of C-30-E and C-30-A,
board January 9th at the board's from Highway 98 to the entrance
next regular meeting. of C-30-E.


Fire fighters from St. Joe Beach and Port St. Joe try to and Mrs. Greg Todd Tuesday nightThe fire started in the
stop the blaze which eventually destroyed the home of Mr. utility room of the home.


Fire Destroys Greg Todd Home Tsday

Stubborn Blaze Kept Firemen from Two Departments on Duty Most of the Night


Christmas didn't have such a
happy ending .for Mr. and Mrs.
Greg Todd, 1900 Forest Park Ave-
nue.
Fire brought a tragic end to
what had been a merry obser-
vance of that most welcome of all
holidays, when It destroyed their
home Tuesday night, taking with
it both their cars and a boat. A
pet cat belonging to their chil-
dren, Meredith and Meagan, also_
* perished In the blaze.
According to Port St. Joe De-
ipartment Chief. John Ford, the
ITodd's smelled something burn-
ing. at their home a few minutes
after 11:00 p.m. and started look-
ing for the source. Todd found
the garage-attached to the
house-and the utility room filled.-


with smoke. When they opened
,the door to ascertain the source
of the smoke, the room burst into,
flame.
The Todds busied themselves
with getting their children out of
harm's way and called the fire de-
partment: a matter of only a few
seconds.


When the fire department ar-
rived the garage and utility room
were engulfed in flames and the
blaze was already spreading to
the main part of the home.
Firemen diligently fought the
blaze in the home from top to bot-
tom for nearly four hours and pe-
riodically all night long, as the


County Gives GCI Funds

to Purchase Power Tools

Cite Valuable Assistance Gulf Has
Received from Prison System In Past


stubborn blaze popped back up
several times during the night.
The home was judged a com-
plete loss by officials, but damage
was confined to the burning'
building and didn't damage
neighboring homes.
The St. Joe Beach Fire De-
partment was called to the confla-
gration to assist the Port St. Joe
,department. ...


Money to finance the road
paving plans was generated by
refinancing an existing county
road bond at a lower interest rate,
and committing a large portion of
secondary road and bridge funds
received from the state annually.
Gulfs commissioners also struck
a deal with the cities of Port SL
Joe and Wewahitchka to take
back.. appro4.ymaily. $85,000


:Sheriffs Dept. to Take Over
Wewahitchka Police Dept.
Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen told the board he had
been approached by the City of
Wewahitchka which had request-
ed if the Sheriffs office would be
interested in taking over police
Jurisdiction inside of the city lim-
its. McKeithen said he had met
(See ROADS on Page 3)


Holiday

Was A

Safe One

In Gulf
The Christmas holiday
was a safe one in Gul
County. according to the
Gulf County Sheriffs De-
partment and the Port St.
Joe Police Department
spokes persons.
Both departments re-
ported no injuries and no
automobile accidents oc-
curring during the long
Christmas week end.
'We had a few family
disturbances, but no real
serious threats to any-
body's safety." Sgt. Butch
Arendt of the Port St. Joe
PD told The Star. The only
activity we experienced
was a motorist who ran
into a utility pole at the
corner of Long Avenue and
Gautier lane, snapping it
off and then leaving the
scene," he added.
Isiah Farmon, a resi-
dent of Liberty Manor, was
later charged with leaving
the scene of an accident in
connection with the mat-
ter.


SGulf Correctional Institution's
Inmates built over 700 toys which
were distributed to needy children
throughout the county this
Christmas, Gulf County
Commission Chairman Billy
Traylor told the board of commis-
sioners at their meeting last
Wednesday. ,
Traylor asked the board to
consider donating $1,500 to GCI
to go toward purchasing power,
tools to build "Toys for Tots" next
Christmas. He 'explained that
administrators at the facility have
told him that they could have
done much more for children of
the county if they had had some
power tools to work with to help


construct the toys. .
Commissioner Warren Yeager
piped up staging, "GCI has bent
over backwards to help us." He
cited their most recent help in
cleaning up debris throughout the
county after Hurricane Opal as
only one example of their assis-
tance to the county.
The board acknowledged that
GCI saves the county hundreds of
thousands of dollars each year
through work crews and extra
assistance they give the county.
The motion by Nathan Peters,
Jr. to donate-$1,500 to GCI drew
unanimous support from the
board.


Woman Suspected of Running

Illegal Lottery Operation Nabbed


A woman allegedly running a
numbers ring was arrested last
Tuesday, December 19 by Gulf
County Sheriffs investigators.
Ricky Tolbert and Andrew Gainer.
They arrested Lena Morning, of
234 Avenue G at 5:30 p.m. She
was charged with running an ille-
gal lottery; and $320 was confis-
cated.
The investigators were in an
unmarked car working on a nar-
cotics investigation in the vicinity
of Avenue A and Martin Luther
King Boulevard when they
observed several people walking
up to Morning's car. Tolbert and


Gainer pulled up behind
Morning's car and observed the
exchange of money. Upon
approaching the car, the pair
observed a ticket book with num-
bers on it in the car.
Morning is alleged to be run-
ning a numbers game called
Puerto Rico, in which up to
$1,000 can be won. Numbers,
from 1 100, are sold ranging in
price from $1 to $10, with a win-
ning number selected approxi-
mately every two days. It is spec-
ulated that the person running
the numbers could make from
$300 $1,000 on each game.


It's All Over!
James Handley's house was aglow with lights from Thanksgiving until the day after
Christmas. But Tuesday he got down to the task at hand of dismantling and storing the
decorations until next Christmas. The scene was reminiscent of many throughout the
nation as people prepare to get back to their normal routine after the holidays are over.


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THE STAR

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1995


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Four More Days

THERE'S ONLY FOUR MORE days remaining in the year of
our Lord, 1995. With the passing of the old year into the new
Sunday night at midnight, we can expect several different situa-
tions to face us as time goes by. A new year will mean different
things to different people, but it will mean the same old thing to
most of us in small but important ways.
For instance, each and everyone will be a year older during
the coming year. If we live to our birth date, we will add another
year to our age. reaching another milestone in life.
For most of us, the new year which will rush in on us Mon-
day will bring a glutton's portion of football, lasting on into the
early hours of Tuesday. It will be a nirvana for some and a curse
which must be borne by others.
THE NEW YEAR will mean a period of readjustment for all of
us. Each and everyone will need to become accustomed to writ-
ing "1996" when dating documents and do away with the habit
of writing "1995". We may be considerably into the new year be-
fore we become proficient at writing the new date.
It will be a new point of reference for remembering things. No
longer will you subtract a point in time from 1995 to arrive at
the' place in history you would use as a reference point. That
subject of interest didn't happen 29 years ago any longer; it was
30 years agol
You're one year nearer to being eligible for Social Security
and Medicare .. If you're not getting it already. That's nothing
to look forward to, however, since the way things are headed,
there will be no Social Security or Medicare funds remaining if
you have to wait very long for eligibility.
If you are an athiest, you are forced to admit to the reality of
God and the birth of His son, Jesus Christ, whether you want to
or not since our calendar is built around this important event
for mankind.
BUT, ONE CAN always look to the good side of the New Year,
also.
You will be delighted to know your home is one year nearer
being.paid fori What a glorious feeling when that day finally ar-
rives!
This "almost" category holds true for your furniture, car,
bank loan, school tuition, fines and credit card loans, also.
The new year promises both good things and anxiety. The
year 1996 will mean a whole new set of experiences to deal with.



Sad Disasters
SADLY, THE NATION HAS experienced several disasters
and near disasters this holiday season. Some have been caused
by the severe weather which swept the nation just before Christ-
mas and other, more deadly disasters have been from other
causes, but they are especially tragic, during this holiday sea-
son.,
The plane crash in Columbia was an example of how tragic a
holiday accident can be. People were on their way home and to
holiday vacations to celebrate Christmas. All but six didn't make
it. Pilot error, machinery mal-function or-even more unthinka-
ble-sabotage from belligerent elements caused the crash. What-
ever the cause, the dead are just as dead.
The Egyptian train wreck, the airliner slipping off the runway:'
in Buffalo-all were tragic and regrettable.
'PEOPLE TRYING DESPERATELY to get somewhere other
than where they are regularly, at christmas-time, puts a strain
on the transportation system, world-wide, which it does not nor-
mally experience. Hurry, hurry, hurry! Load up and go! With this
attitude among travellers and transportation alike, it is no won-
der there are accidents. It is to the credit of the transportation
system that there are not more than actually happen.
SThe Highway Patrol comes forth every year, with warnings
and pleadings to take it easy while traveling by automobile. They
warn of statistics which have been experienced before. Even with
all the warnings about safe driving practices, people are: still
killed and Injured by the thousands on the nation's highways
during holiday periods.
BY THE TIME YOU read this, half of the holiday season will
be over. There is still a week end of travel danger ahead of us.
Still plenty of opportunity for you to be careful on the highways
and by-ways. Start early and take your time. Stay sober and
stay alive.
Before Christmas you might not have taken the time to read
this warning because you didn't have time. Now, things have
slowed down a little. What with these very visible examples of
what can happen fresh in our mind, maybe, just maybe, you will
take heed and be a little interested in staying alive!


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Hunker Down with Kes byKesley olbert


Hey, Can I Do It Over?


A friend of mine stopped by
the office this week. "Kesley, do
you have any regrets in the
past" '..-
"REGRETSI Listen, that in-
cident with the tire bouncing
down Archie Moore's mountain
near 'bout got me killed .......
We had more time back in
those days. That's the only rea-
son I could figure for crawling
into the center of an old, worn
out tire someone had rescued
from the tire bone yard behind
Tommie Hill's DX and letting "a
friend" push you over the edge.
If that tire "stayed up" you"
could roll forever. If it "fell over"
you scraped all the hide off the
unlucky side as you descended
the rocky slope "With the
brakes on". I once rolled across


the big feld at the base ot that
mountain, through a four
strand barbed wire fence.
crossed Highway 22, Jumped
the big Tarzan ditch, bounced
off a couple of trees and nose
dived into Archie's pond. I've
had a George Bailey left ear
ever since-and I didn't.save no
bodydl That was also my last
ride. I started looking for new
ways to kill time-before It
killed me!
* "I can tell you another re-
-gret on that same pond. It was'
the dead -of,winter and, again;
we were out 'doing nothing' ..

We thought the Ice was
plenty thick enough, but I reck-
on David Mark hit a weak spot.
Down he went About the time:
his arms shot out to grab the
side of the ice in a desperate at-
tempt to keep his head above
the freezing water I remembered
SMother's last words as we had
trekked out the door' a: scant
hour ago, "Don't go near that
pond."


A little brother In the icy
water-here's my chancel Peo-
ple, as I started toward Dave,
the ice began to crack under-
neath mel Leon got him out. I
regret being on the pond, I re-
gret David going under, I regret
being too scared to help rescue
him, I regret trying to get .the
fire started to thaw him out so
Mother wouldn't find out, I re-
gret ,not blaming the whole
thing on Leon as soon as we hit:
the back steps .... If they
hadn't 'a cancelled school that
:day because of the snow and
ice we wouldn't 've even been
down there-see, it wasn't our
'fault. We Just had too much
time.
I regret the airplane Yogi
and I built didn't fly when we
rolled it off the top of his gar-
age. I really regret talking him
into "letting me go first". How-
ever, all the people at the hospi-
tal were very nice.. .
I regret the fight iith Mud
Brown out at the Skyway Grill.


I wasn't even eating! Me and.:
Ricky Gene were Oust cruising'
around that night-we popped'
in to see if anything was sha-
kin' and the next thing I know:
I'm toe to toe with this big
clown over between the corner
Sbooth and the juke box. Mud'
and I are the only two people in'
the history of the world to- re-
ceive a lifetime ban from the
Skyway Grill.
I sometimes regret not get-
ting me a black leather Jacket
and a big Harley and growing
up to be like Bubba and Earl.
Now, those guys didn't do noth-
ing except kill time; but man.
they could do it with style!
I wish I hadn't been a party
to pulling Hollis up the flag
pole. That rope wasn't strong
enough to-
"Kes," my: friends had .lis-
tened patiently through six sto-
ries, "you misunderstood. I was
asking about the past--"
"Relationships! .You want to
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Holiday Is Over, Almost, After Special Meals, Days Off and Altered Schedules


AS I WRITE this column, we
are getting ready to shut down
the plant for Christmas. There
are a. million and one things to
do, because I still have not done-
my Christmas shopping ... nor
written next week's column or ed-
itorials and this should be done
before we shut down so we'll not
be in such a tizzy when we all get
back to work next Tuesday and
start getting the paper out anoth-
er week.
I'm running out of time be-
cause I move slow now and it
takes me more time to get done
what I want to get done and what
needs doing.
I'll tell you one thing, for
sure; I think I am just before
locking the door and calling it a
week whether we are all caught
up or not.
Christmas seems to catch me
like this almost every year. We try
to get The Star out as near the
publication' day as we can and as
near the "C" day as we can and
still take a few days off. The other


newspapers we print try to do the
same thing so that puts us in
sort of a dither the last few days
of the Christmas season.

WE JUST FINISHED our
plant Christmas dinner about an
hour ago, so I am a prime candi-
date for a nap right along about
now. There were about 24 or so
people who sat down to a steak
dinner back in our warehouse.
Everybody brought a dish of vege-
tables or dessert to compliment
the main course of baked pota-
toes and steak.
There was more than we
could eat!


But we did our best.
Kes and his family dropped
by. His mother, Mrs. Colbert, was
down visiting from McKenzie,
Tenn. She got time off from tail-
ing the green chain at the saw
mill, for Christmas, so she decid-
ed to spend it with Kes.
Kes brought two pecan pies
HE had baked. I thought HE did
a better job than he did. on the
ones he brought last year.
He went on about how he had
taken more pains with the ones
this year than he did last year;
using less vanilla extract and bet-
ter shortening in the crust. He
said he ran out of hog lard and


had to get the vegetable kind.

DONNA BROUGHT A couple
of desserts, too. She was "up
front" with her contribution, how-
ever. She said, right off, that her
mother had made them. There
was lemon jelly-roll, blueberry
cheese cake, cherry cheese cake
and banana spit cake.
I don't believe we had a thing
with any calories in it.
Pat had Dewana make a corn
casserole I couldn't refuse. John
baked up a mess of beans and
Melissa fixed some French green
beans. All of that went with the
other dishes we had and, just like
a church dinner, there was
enough left over to feed the whole
gang again.
It sort of reminded me of Je-
sus feeding the 5,000 with the
five loaves and two fish or
was it five fish and two loaves ..

ALL OF THIS good food put


me in a precarious predicament.
It literally did my diet in.
I know I gained weight, but
I'm not going to check it until af-
ter Christmas. I still have a feast
or two to get through before the
holiday season is over.
Right now, I'm just trying'to
get through this blurb, so I can
get out and get my Christmas
shopping done, or somebody
might get-left out.
But, getting out and circulat-
ing around during this season is
also dangerous to my girth. Eve-
rywhere I go, there are goodies
set out in holiday fashion with a
gentle urging to "Just try it, it's
the Christmas season!"
Well by the time one gets just
a taste in three or four different
places, it's a bunch!

EVEN 'SMUDGIE' enjoyed the
Christmas dinner we had here at
the printing plant. We sat down
to eat and she didn't leave my
feet the whole time. When a mor-


sel was dropped-either by acci-
dent or on purpose-she was
there to grab it. She isn't very big,
but like the rest of us she man-
aged to tuck away her share.
This was 'Smudgie's' first
Christmas and I do believe she
will just sit back where the tables
were until next Christmas, just so
she won't miss out on the feast.
'Smudgie' ate high on the cow
today, at least.

I'M TELLING YOU my prob-
lems with the season in a tongue-
in-cheek manner. Actually, it has
been a good year here at The Star.
We don't have a thing to complain
about. In fact, we have more to be
thankful for than we can get
around to recognizing.
Business was good. The bills
are paid. Nobody is sick. The roof
doesn't leak and it's warm inside.
I don't know how we could have it
any better and we are truly
thankful.


St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
Dec. 29 6:28 a.m. L 0.1 6:13 p.m. H 0.8
Dec. 30 5:07 a.m. L -0.1 6:36 p.m. H 1.0
Dec. 31 5:21 a.m. L -0.3 7:08 p.m. H 1.1
Jan. 1 5:59 a.m. L -0.4 7:52 p.m. H 1.2
Jan. 2 6:31 a.m.L -0.4 8:28 p.m. H 1.2
Jan. 3 7:05 a.m. L -0.5 9:04 p.m. H 1.2
" Jan. 4 7:40 a.m. L -0.5 9:40 p.m. H 1.2


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Gulfs "Best Dressed" Home of the Holiday Season
Shown in the photo above is the home of To'mmy, Pam and Amanda Davis, selected to receive first place honors and the $100 cash
prize, in this year's Wewahitchka Chamber of Commerce 1st Annual Gulf County Parade of Lights contest. The Davis' reside at 139
Betty Drive in the Ward Ridge area of Port St. Joe.
Residents of the county were invited to enter the contest, sponsored by the Chamber, for a fee of $10, with hopes of being dubbed
the home that most "shared in the joy of Christmas". Judging of the entrants took place during the' eek prior to Christmas.
Winner of second place and a $50 cash was the home of Jim and Debbie McKnight at 124 Betty Rae Drive in Wewahitchka, Third
place and $25 cash was awarded to Ronnie and Michelle Stanley on Stanley Road in Dalkeith near Wewahitchka.


Roads

with the Wewahitchka City.
Commission and that they had
unanimously approved the con-
cept.
The sheriff said several
details remain to be worked out,
but in a nut shell, the Sheriffs
office would hire Wewahitchka
Police Chief Cecil Donaldson as a
deputy and take over fine and for-
feitures, and dispatching 'duties
for Wewahitchka.
Board Chairman Billy Traylor
told the commission he thought it
was a great idea, saving the City
of Wewahitchka some money, as
well as helping the Sheriffs
Department. Traylor relinquished
the chair to Vice Chairman
Nathan Peters, Jr. and moved the
board allow the sheriff to go
ahead with the take over provid-
ing he can work out the remain:-
ing details of -the agreement.
Commissioner Jessie Armstrong
seconded the motion, which


Kesley
(From Page 2)
know about a thoughtless word
or deed. I got'cha."
Mary E. Pendletoni Most
everything I ever said or did
with her turned out wrong. It
all started with her slipping me
those "I love you always"-valen-
tine notes back in the second
grade. She was bigger than the
rest of us back then and she
had a bad hair day every day.
We sat around at clay modelling
time and thought up crazy
things to do to Ma ry E. And you
wouldn't believe some of the
dumnb words I spoke to her dur-
ing our formative years.
'Course, by our sophomore year
she looked better than Hayley
Millsl And naturally, having a
good memory, she wouldn't
speak to me! I shot myself in.
the foot so many times with


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passed unanimously.
Turn Over $650,000
Grant to GCCC
The board unanimously
approved a resolution to give Gulf
Coast Community College rights
to the $600,000 Economic
Development grant awarded to
the county to construct a satellite
college facility at Ward Ridge in
south Gulf County.
Chief Administrator Don
Butler told the board the state
had already approved $200,000
in funds for the college to match
the grant money received for con-
struction of the facility, but the
board needed to pas the resolu-
tibn in order to formally transfer
the grant money. The board asked
that the resolution including
wording requesting that Gulf
County contracto-s'be given pref-
erence when possible for engi-
neering and construction of the
site.


that girl, if,she walked into this
room right now I'd have to limp
over to her ... .and explain
:we didn't mean nothing by
those comments back in ,the
50's-we were just passing'
time.
I rue the day I told my' Dad,
if he wanted to whip me "He'd
have to catch, me first." If I'd
only been down at the barni
working like, 1' was supposed
to- ; .
"No, no. Kesley, hold on a
minute, you don't understand I
wasn't asking about your entire
past history here. I didn't want
the whole load-I Just wondered'
if you had any regrets for
1995."
"Well, yeah, I've got one-it
went by too fast It seems like
we ought to still be in February.
Someone is speeding these
years up .1 need more
time ..
Respectfully,
Kesley


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In Other Business'
Received bids for Hazard
Mitigation Recovery Grant admin-
istration. services from Disaster
Resource Management, Jordan &
Associates and PBS&J. The bids
were turned over to Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford and .Emer-
gency Management/911 Coordi-
nator Marshall Nelson to evaluate
and offer a recommendation to
the board during th January 9th
board meeting.
The board decided to award
union road department employees
1/2 day extra off for holiday time
to make up for a 1/2 day that
:other union employees got off
during the Thanksgiving holidays.
They also established as board
policy that future holidays off be
board approved and coordinated
'through Chief Administrator Don
Butler to eliminate ariy such
future problems."

Can You Solve This Need
In Our Community?
Those in charge of help-
ing people in the communi-
ty who can't help them-
selves are searching for a,
donation of an electric wa-
ter heater. '
The home of a frail and
elderly lady in the area is
not equipped with one;
therefore, she gets by with
no hot running water. Unfor-
tunately, she lives on a lim-
ited income and is unable to
purchase one for herself.
If you are aware of a way
.to be of assistance, please
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The HRS District 2 Health
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scheduled a public report on the
status of HRS services for Thurs-
day, January 25, in Port St. Joe.
The report %will begin at 7:00 p.m.
(Eastern) in- the Gulf County
Commission' Meeting Room, at
the Gulf County Courthouse, at
1000 Fifth Street.
The report will focus on up-
dating the community about the
current state of health and hri-
man services, and what has
changed since the citizen's board
' held a series of public meeting
around the same. time last year.
Last, year's meeting focused on
gathering information about com-
munity needs to use in a district
needs assessment report. This
year's-meetings will focus on
phat'has resulted .
Persons with special needs or
needing assistance to attend the
meeting, should contact Andy
Thomas at (904) 229-6854.


Board Reognizes State Champion
On December' 12th the 1995 Class 2A State Champion Wewa-
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plaque of recognition by the Gulf County Board of County Com-
missioners for their dedication, teamwork and excellence. The
1995 team members were Chris Edwards, Brent Kilgro, Lee Lin-
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Looking for Business That

Assists Juvenile Justice


The week of March 25
through March 29. has been des-
ignated as Juvenile Justice Week.
Throughout this week, the De-
partment of Juvenile Justice will
work to bring a heightened
awareness to programs that work
with youths-at-risk of getting in-
volved in the juvenile justice sys-
tem. As part of this awareness
campaign, the second annual
Governor's Community Invest-
ment Awards will be presented to
leaders in the business communi-
ty that have initiated or become
involved in delinquency preven-
tion and intervention programs.
These awards are sponsored by
the Governor, Business Partners


for Prevention, and the Depart-
ment of Juvenile Justice.
If you know of a business in-
volved with Juvenile delinquency
prevention or intervention and
would like to nominate for an
award, please contact Ms. Caro-
lyn Freeman with the Department
of Juvenile Justice at (904) 921-
5900 to receive a nomination
form. All forms must be comrplet-
ed and returned by February 15,
to be considered eligible for an
award.
Nominate today and help us
honor the business community
for getting Involved in finding so-
lutions to juvenile crime.


Wisdahl Speaks to Garden Club
Richard Wisdahl was the speaker at the December 14 Port St.
Joe Garden Club meeting and Christmas luncheon. Mr. Wisdahl,
shown in the photo above gave members an in-depth look at dai-
,ly activities- at' Bay St. Joseph Care Center, as well as some
needs and ways local folks can be of help to the center.
The club's January 11 meeting will have Tim Stuhr from St.
Joe Forest Products Company speaking on "Educating our Youth
on Forestry for the Future".


Another "Help


Mr. and Mrs. Randell E.
McClain and Rev. and Mrs. David
A. Fernandez, Sr. announce the
forthcoming marriage of their
children Randi. Lyn McClain and
David A. "Buck" Fernandez.
The wedding will be held Jan-
uary 1, at 11:00 a.m. Ceremony
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Birth
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Rick and Connie Simmons
are proud to announce the arrival,
of their son, Mason Richard. Ma-,
son was born on December 6.
Hhe weighed 8 lbs. and was 20
1/2" long.
Mason is the grandson of
Raymond and Carol Jean Bur-
rows and Jerry D. and Kathy
Simmons.
Rick and Connie wish to
thank everyone for their prayers
and gifts.


Voice of Democracy Winner
Jack Spencer, a senior at Faith Christian School inPort St.
Joe, recently participated in the annual Voice of Democracy
competition, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He pro-
ceeded to enter an win-both in the local and district compe-
tion. His entry will be judged at the state level on January 10th.
The theme of this year's of the program was "Answering Ameri-
ca's Call".
In a proclamation signed by Mayor Frank Pate, Jr., December
13th through 20th was declared Voice of Democracy Week in
Port St. Joe.
Jack is the son of Mike and Ada McLawhon of Port St. Joe.


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Sawyer Jackson
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Margie and Eugene Raffield
are proud to announce the birth
of their son Sawyer Jackson.
Sawyer was born on November 28
at Bay Medical Center. He
weighed 71b. 1/4 oz. and was 19"
long.
Grandparents are: Mr. and
Mrs. Gene Raffield of Port St. Joe
and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Roberson
ofAmericus, GA. Great grandpar-
ents are Mrs. Edna Wood and Mr.
and Mrs: Carl Raffield.
He was welcomed home by
his big sister. Jennifer.

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Those Trees an


High School and Gulf Coast Community Col-
S Gives Away Toys lege students. The toys were provided by the
HRS G s A y T s Gulf Corrections Institute at Wewahitchka
and Gulf Forestry Camp at Howard's


A toy distribution was conducted from Creek. The toys ranged from bicycles ai
Gulf County Health Department December wooden cars to doll cradles and rock
19 and-20. Toys were furnished to 98 fami- chairs. The distribution was overseen
lies in Wewahitchka and 145 families in Port Doug Kent and Jane VanHeiden of ti
St. Joe, with the help of several Port St. Joe Health Department.


Gulf County Resident Needed


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for Health & Services Board


,' ilf County residents inter-
ested in health and human ser-


vice issues are being sought to fill
a vacancy on the District 2


World's Largest Christmas Stocking
As one of their money raising efforts, the Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary School P.T.O. gave students the opportunity to win the
"World's Largest Christmas Stocking". The lucky winner of the
stocking, shown in the photo above, is Becky Belin, a fourth
grader in Brenda Wood's class. Thanks to everyone who support-
ed the P.T.O.




WIC Works.
let as OHelp.

Sfor Pregnant Women, Breastfeeding Women,
New Moms, Infants and Children to Age 5.
Income Guidelines: Family of 4: $539 per week, or
Recipients of Medicaid, or families eligible for free or
reduced meals at school, or recipients of food stamps,
S or recipients ofA A C

WIC provides Nutrition Education, Referrals
,for Health Care, Nutritious Foods such as
juice, milk, cereal, cheese, eggs, dried beans
or peanut butter, formula for infants.

Call for an appointment

Wednesday Friday
'8:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
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Health and Human Services
Board. The Board is the area enti-
ty charged with prioritizing how
money is targeted and spent to
meet local health and social ser-
vice needs. Decision's made by
the District,2 Board affect resi-
dents in 14 counties: Bay, Gulf,
Franklin, Calhoun., Holmes,
Washington; Gadsden, Jackson,
Liberty. Leon. Jefferson,. Wakulla,
Madison and Taylor.
The selection process to fill
the Gulf County seat on the
board is now underway. Persons
interested in applying for Board
membership should contact Ima
Brown at (904) 488-0569 for an
application form. The application
deadline Is January 26.
Persons who have previously
applied for board membership
will be considered in the selection
process and need not reaptply. Ap-
plications will be reviewed by a
. select committee ..who will-then
recommend to the Gulf County
Commission three candidates
from which to make a selection.

Did You Know.....
There are many general and
special interest bulletin boards
and chat forums on commercial
on-line computer services and the
Internet. But a posting or com-
ment that appears to be another
consumer's heartfelt opinion
about a product or service, may
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vestments based solely on infor-
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skeptical and check sources and
references.

Who To Call
Consumers can find out who
their long-distance telephone car-
rier is by dialing, toll-free, 1-700-
555-4141. A recorded announce-
ment will identify the company.


Trees and shrubs should be
planted in the fall and winter
S.:.months, instead of waiting until
S spring. The plants are dormant
during this period and are ideal
for plant establishment as well as
Good working weather for the gar-
deners. Planting in the fall and
I winter allows the plants time to
become established prior to
spring growth and bloom, and
prior to summer heat. Research
shows that the roots of a plant
continue to grow and develop
during the winter, even though
the above ground part of the
plant remains dormant. You will
'i: lso find that your nurseryman
has a good stock of plants during
the fall and winter, and too, he
can give you more time and atten-
tion during this season, where as
he can't during the spring rush.
Before going out to buy
plants, study your site and have
some idea what kind of plants
would best fit your landscape
needs. For example, If you need
to shade your patio or a window
on the west side of your home,
look for a fast growing tree with a
. broad spreading canopy. Ask the
." salesperson about the growth re-
quirements of the plants you plan
to buy. Do the plants require spe-
cial soil (azaleas require acid
soil)? Do the plants have serious
insect and disease problems
which will require routine spray-
ing? Be sure the plants you select
are tolerant of your local weather
conditions. Just because a pJant
can, be purchased at your local
plant shop doesn't guarantee that
It will tolerate the summer heat
or the winter cold In our area.
Inspect plants closely and
don't purchase those with un-
healthy appearance of weak poor-
ly formed, scarred, or cracked
trunk or branches. Don't pur-
chase trees with double leaders
or with main branches clustered
together on the trunk. Leaves of
abnormal size or with excessive
yellowing are an Indication of a
plant health problem. Also, exam-
ine plants for insects, diseases
and mechanical damage.
After you have inspected the
above ground portion of a plant,
examine its root system. The root
system of a container-grown
plant should be well established
so that the root ball stays intact
when the container is removed;
however, the plant should not be
root-bound. Root-bound plants
have a mass of roots circling near
the outside surface of the con-
tainer medium and may present
difficulty in, establishment in the
.landscape. Although cutting or
breaking up the root ball during
planting has been recommended
In the past. there is no strong scl-.
entific evidence to support the
benefit of this practice. The best
recommendation is not to invest
your money and effort in a root-
bound plant.
Equally as important as se-


The Sheriffs Dept. had a busy
week last week, seems as they
caught some lady with a lot-
tery ticket. With all the drugs
and other crime going on,
looks as if they can find more
to spend tax money on. When
you can go down town and
purchase lottery tickets.
Concern Citizen
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planting procedure. The planting


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some cases where the soil is. hard
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plant Installed in this manner
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THE STARPORT ST. JOE 19915


Chiles Agrees With


The Message But


Not The Tactics

1995 Sees A Reduction In Violent,
Juvenile Crime Throughout State
LIES DEFINED 1995 BUT OTHER NEWS SIGNIFICANT
The spectacle of a re:! faced "he-coon" Gov. Lawton Chiles apologiz-
ing for lies made to seni in his campaign is the defining moment of
1995, but other news likt; the rise of a true two-party system and a
decrease in crime due to enough prisons and tougher laws were more sig-
nificant.
That is how the Weekly News Service and its fictional Piiey Woods
Comm'tee of Uncle Clem Rednek and Aunt Minnie Tennishoe see it.
,CL ',-s brought the year to an end with a history making appearance
before the Senate Ethics Committee where he said the tacUc of falsely
identifying the caller in an election eve phone barrage "was against every-
thing I believe and stand for ... everything I have practiced in my years
of public service."
He said hisstaff concealed from him and Lt. Gov. Buddy MacKay for
a year that some 70,000 phone calls made to Tampa Bay area seniors on
election eve, 1994, falsely claimed they were from the Florida Association
of Senior Citizens and Citizens for Tax Fairness.
The lying callers accused Chiles' Republican opponent for governor,
Jeb Bush, of being a tax cheat and opposed to Social Security and
Welfare.
Chiles explained he agreed with the message, but not the tactic of
falsely identifying the caller. :,
Nothing new was learned by his appearance but it was great theater
in the high rise state capitol building. Investigators still haven't learned
who knew what and when about the dirty tricks first reported by seniors,
who received the calls and didn't believe it.
It is sure to prompt new laws in the upcoming session of the legisla-
ture in spite of a comment made by Senate dean and Ethics Committee
member W. D. Childers, R-Pensacola, that: "You can't make liars tell the
truth with any law."
Childers said it bothered him that Chiles' campaign committee
received a million dollar plus check from the state in public campaign
funds the day before they paid for the deceptive telephone calls. "It was
apparently done with public'money," Childers said.
Democrats, including Sen. Karen Johnson, Inverness, were also
upset about the phone calls which could have put Chiles over the top in
his close race with Bush, who lost by some 66.000 votes.
Claiming the Democratic Party's integrity is at stake, Johnson called
for the resignation of Scott Falmlen, who worked for Chiles and now
directs the party. Chiles has, so far, stood by Falmlen who told the com-
mittee earlier he had not lied when he denied for a year that the phone
calls were made. purposeful mis-statement," he said.
More significant in 1995 than the dirty tricks by far as the conserva-
tive $39 billion no new taxes budget passed primarily by conservatives
Republican and Democrats in both houses to build 7.500 new prison
beds, bring back chain gangs to make prisoners work some for their keep,
and tighten prison release laws so criminals will serve 85 percent of their
time.
It was the year of public safety for citizens in their homes and on the
streets. It was, accomplished along with a 3.3 percent increase in per
pupil spending in public schools bringing the average,up to $3,450; a 3
percent pay hike for all state workers, $100 million for pre-kindergarteh
programs for poor children and a 6 percent increase in budget forthe
State University System.
Education overall received a $535 million increase in its budget a fig-
ure Republican Senate President Jim Scott said it would get and more
than what Gov. Chiles had for them in his proposed budget.
But education and social program activists-backed solidly by the
dally news media-forecast prisons and law enforcement would bankrupt
Florida.
"Heck, we're going to save money on them (prisons) in the long run.
People are going to go for education and Job training once they realize
crime really isn't going to pay," said Sen. Pat Thomas, D-Quincy, who
worked hard for social programs in his poor district and for public safe-
t Violent crime and (especially good news) Juvenile crime is plummet-
ing in Florida. No one is sure why, but indications are that boot camps
and prison cells are working a lot better than the old system of turning
young offenders loose because there was no room for them.
Better yet, it appears there may be a cultural and spiritual revolution
underway in Florida, a sense of shared citizenship reaching across social
barriers, not Just in the so-called underclass, but in the mainstream too.
There seems to be a consensus we're all in this together, against
crime and for-family values. Public and private safety is rightly govern-
ment'sprime and most ancient concern, before any of these modern-day
conceived "rights" under free social programs.


Here's 1995 Capitol News in Review
January
Gov. Chiles returned $1 million to state treasurer he received under the
law he helped pass funding statewide campaigns with tax money for
candidates who cap contributions. His war chest was $8.4 million. Of
that, $2.7 million were private contributions. $5.7 million was public
money. '
Richard Duggar, former corrections secretary, was fired by Dept.
Secretary Harry Singletary on grounds Duggar worked for Republican
Jeb Bush on state time during the election.
Nine school boards file a lawsuit against Chiles, Education
Commissioner Frank Brogan, and lawmakers on grounds they did not
adequately finance the school system.
In his inaugural address, Chiles calls for a 50 percent slash in state
regulations, claiming he found out why people were "so damn mad"
when he tried to get a permit to built a cook shack on some woodlands
he owns. Chiles said he'd never seen trust in government at such a low
ebb.
Education Commissioner Bob Crawford sent an aide to sit in the chair



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Hearing Aid Specialist

ST. JOE MOTEL
501 Monument Ave.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 4
9:00 A.M. 12:00 NOON
This is-our regular monthly Service Center and we will service anyone's
hearing aid free of charge. We have the lowest battery prices in the area.
Come in and try our service!


Capitol


NEWS ROUND-UP

from Tallahassee
by JACK HARPER


next td the governor's in the cabinet room so it would be available to
him when he arrived and not be occupied by Secretary of State Sandra
Mortham. Reporters dubbed it the "silly, sitting power play."
February
* Florida Senate budget committee chairman asked agency heads to sub-
mit budgets slashed 25 percent as a performance testing exercise.
* Senate dean W. D. Childers changes his party registration from
Democrat to Republican. claiming he was comfortable with the conser-
vative Republican philosophy.
* Chiles files $1.43 billion lawsuit against tobacco companies under law
he sponsored in 1994 session that made it easier to collect for smoking
related illnesses. Later in the year the legislature repealed the law.
Chiles vetoed the repeal and continued with the suit.
March .
* Senate Commerce Conmmittee killed an assault weapons bill and other
measures controlling the sale and possession of firearms.
April
* "It's a sorry frog that won't holler in his own pond," Chiles wrote to get
supporters to back his proposals.
May
* Senate refuses to confirm Jim Towey, Secretary of Health and
Rehabilitative Services.
* Only about 400 of the 2,285 state workers projected to lose their jobs
did. In fact, the state added some 2,350 positions, mostly in correc-
tions.
June'
* Cabinet passes accountability plan for schools after charter school leg-
islation died in committee as time ran out.
July
* Chiles has mini-stroke and recovers.
* Cabinet sets $1.9 billion performance bond for oil drilling in Gulf of
Mexico.
August ..
* A defing moment for Sen. Robert Harden, R-Fort Walton Beach, as he
tearfully explained to reporters he was suffering from depression. and
had too much pride to get treatment for it. His mother had him exam-
ined involuntarily under the Baker Act and it worked out alright for
him. He's back On the job.
The Florida Supreme Court rules the Legislature- can't use the joint-bud-
get committee to tinker with' the school financing formula, victory for
Gov. Chiles and teachers union who brought the suit.
September
U. S. Congressman Pete Peterson, D-Marianna, announces he will not
seek re-election for personal reasons. The announcement came a
month after he spoke to an :association of small businessmen at
Tallahassee and was bitterly criticized for his liberal stand on govern-
ment spending and taxes.
October
SElection Division attorneys look into public campaign financing law that
will be sunset in 1996 unless the Florida legislature votes to fund it
again. Secretary of State Sandra Mortham opposes the public financing
Sof campaigns. Attorneys for Chiles. who profited greatly by it, are also
looking into the provisions of the law.
:Some lawmakers would go easy oi commercial fishermen put out of
business by net ban who collected too much money from state in net
buy-back program.
November ...
After a year of stone-walling. Gov. Chiles' campaign committee admits it
made telephone calls to seniors on election eve and lying about who
sponsored the calls.
December .*....
University of Florida President John Lombardi decided .to stay at his
post in spite of criticism from the Board of Regents for not clearing his
Ideas with them before informing Legislators. He turned down a job
with John Hopkins University in Baltimore to do it.
Gov. Lawton Chiles appears before Senate Ethics Commission to apolo-
gize for dirty tricks deceptive phone campaign, blaming it on his staff
who he said lied without his knowledge.



Education Opportunities

for Air Force Enlistees


The Air Force shares the cor- i!
mltment of educators everywhere
in providing top-quality educa-
tional opportunities for young
Americans, according to Major :'
Robert R. R Marston. Command-f:.
er of the 331st Recruiting Squad-
ron in Montgomery. Alabama.
"We have outstanding contin-
uing education programs for high :
school graduates,." Marston said. ?
"Programs that are well-suited to
meet the Air Force's need for
skilled technicians while encour-
aging Air Force people to develop
their potential to the fullest."
Members of the Air Force are
encouraged to supplement their .
military and technical training
with academic instruction and
work toward an associate in ap- i,
plied science degree through the
Community College of the Air
Force. Similar to civilian commu-
nity colleges this represents an
innovative concept in career edu-
cation. :
Young men and women in the
Air Force may enroll after basic
training and ,receive credit for
four semester hours of physical :
education plus various hours for
completed technical training. :
When off-duty courses from civil- ^
lan colleges are added, career de-


velopment is almost assured.
Many off-duty courses are on
base, and the Air Force pays up
to 75 percent of the tuition costs.
For further information, con-
tactyour local Air Force recruiter
or call 1-800-423-USAF.
Classified
Advertising Pays!


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Vehicle Check PAints


Announced by FHP


The following is a list of dates'
and locations that Florida High-
way Patrol Troopers in Calhoun
and Gulf Counties may conduct
Driver License/Vehicle Inspection
Checkpoints during the month of
JANUARY 1996.
Week of January 1 thru 4--
SR-71 near John Bailey Rd. and
SR-71 near SR-381; Week of Jan-
uary 5 thru 1--SR-71 near CR-
275 and SR-22 near the'Bay
County Line; Week of January 12
thru 18-SR-69 near CR-274 and
SR-386 near Cypress Creek:
Week of January 19 thru 25-
CR-274 near the Chipola River
and SR-71 near SR-387: Week of
JANUARY 26 thru 31-CR-73
near CR-287 and SR-30 near De-
pot Creek.
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equipment.
In addition, attention will be di-
rected to drivers who would vio-
late the driver license laws of
Florida.
The Patrol has found these


checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
while insuring the. protection: of
all motorists.


For the deal of your life,
see m:e!!








JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
Sales Representative
(904) 785-5221
TOLL FREE
1-800-342-7131
2251 'W. 23rd St.
PANAMA CITY, FL 32405


ATTENTION! Bird Hunters
and Shotgunners
Come out and enjoy the fun! Bring the kids teach
them to shoot We have a new

TRAP MACHINE
that works great! Starting in January we will be shooting
every Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. and every Sunday
afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Everyone is invited;


Gulf Rifle Club
Hwy. 71, 1 mile north of Courthouse




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Highway 98 Mexico Beach Phone 648-8950 FAX 648-8200
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11 a.m. to 9 p.m
Front Dining Room. Open to All, Regular Menu till 9

New Year's Eve Party
Call Today RESERVATIONS ONLY !! i


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GASKIN-GRADDY INSURANCE AGENCY
Serving The Panhandle Since 1931 ...



Open 8:00 5:00 Monday through Friday
148 N. Second Street Wewahitchka

Phone: 639-5077 Night: 639-2743


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AGENT


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AGENT, OWNER
36 YEARS


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CUSTOMER REPRESENTATIVE


Dinner from 8 10 p.m.
Entertainment from 8
p.m. -1 a.m.
Party Favors Cash Bar
Karoake by Night
Productions


Twin Lobster Tails .................... $23.95
Filet Mignon .............................. $19.95
Surf and Turf ............................. $21.95
Veal Scallopini .......................... $18.95
a It &nnenq include smy, salad, bakc,:11olato, coffee, tea,
cheesecake per permn. Chamjqne toast at miabfight.
Prices Per Person Tax and Tip NOT Indmid I


Wishing Everyone A

Happy, Healthy New Year

OPEN REGULAR HOURS
NEW YEAR'S DAY
".L -- ----


MAIN STREET CENTER opening


Pool Chemicals Pesticides Dry Cleaning Same Day Service Alterations

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HOURS: Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. 6 p.m.
Saturday- 9 a.m. 2 p.m.

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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, DEC. 28, 1995


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Cubs Study Snakes al species. He brought several of his own
U snakes-a Mexican milk snake and a king
ort St. Joe Cub Scouts, Webelo Den, snake-and fed them for his young audi-
as their visitor recently, Scott Hoffman ence. Shown in the above photo are, left to


Research Finds Florida's
Divorce Rate Is Higher
Than National Average
The divorce rate in Florida is
well above the national average
according to a compilation of
1994 data released today by Flor-
ida Family Council and the Fami-
ly Research Council. Among the
50 states, Florida now ranks
42nd in low divorce with a di-
vorce rate of 5.9 divorces per
1,000 people. The national aver-
age is 4.6 divorces per 1,000 peo-
ple.
"The divorce rate in Florida is
alarming," said Mark Merrill,
president of Florida Family Coun-
cil "The damage divorce is doing
in our communities and through-
out our state is cause for serious
'concern."
Massachusetts and Connecti-
cut rank first and second, respec-
tively, for having the lowest di-
vorce rates in the nation. Both
states experienced a moderate
drop in divorce rates between
1992 and 1994 to remain at the
top of the list. Massachusetts fell
from 2.8 in 1992 to 2.4 in 1994,
while Connecticut fell from 3.1 to
2.8.


of the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fisn right, sara Hoffman mr. Hoiuium atie Nevada once again had the
Commission. Mr. Hoffman spoke to the Cubs Hoffman, Nick Reynolds [holding one of the highest divorce rate in the coun-
about snakes and told how to identify sever- snakes] and Austin Horton. try, even though it experienced



Registration For Gulf County's GCCC


Spring Semester Starts January 2nd


The spring 1996 semester at
Gulf Coast Community College'
will begin Friday, January 5. Reg-
.istration for courses in Port St.


William Setterich
William "Bill" Setterich, 67, of
Wewahitchka passed away Satur-
day morning in the Tyndall Air
Force Base Hospital. A native of
Milton, he served as a pilot in the
Air Force and the Air National
Guard, earning the rank of Major.
He also was a Captain for Pan
American Airways. He retired in
1988. He had been a resident of
Wewahitchka since 1978 and
owned Dead Lakes Fish Camp.
Survivors include his wife,
Louise, Setterich of Wewahitchka;
two sons and daughters-in-law,
John and Carol Setterich of We-
wahitchka and Kellen and Debbie
Setterich of Tallahassee; 'two
* grandchildren, I Gregoli i Barnett
and Megan Setterich; two sisters,
Maxine Summer of Bristol and
Mary Frances McKinnon of Hos-
ford; an aunt,' Nettle Smith of
East Point; anda number of cou-
sins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held
at 1:00 p.m. C.ST. Tuesday, De-
comber 26, at the Honeyville
Methodist Church conducted by
David Taunton. He will be taken
to Arlington National Cemetery
for funeral services and interment
on Friday, December 29. In lieu
of flowers, donations may be
made to the Taunton Family Chil-
dren's Home.
': All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
HomAe, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.

Roszella Brown
Roszella L. Brown passed
away Tuesday evening in Bay St.
Joseph Care Center. She was a
long time' resident of Mobile be-
fore'coming here five years ago.
She was a member of St. Domin-
ic's Catholic Church of Mobile,'
and while in Port St. Joe, attend-
ed St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
Survivors include two daugh-
S 'ters, Bonnie Wynn of Port St. Joe
and Mary Gibbs of Dixonville; one
son, William Oren Brown of Mo-
bile;- 12 grandchildren; and a
number of great-grandchildren.
She will be taken to Radney
Funeral Home in Mobile for fu-
neral services and interment:
Those that wish may make. contri-
butions to the American Cancer
Society.
All services are under the di-
rection of Comforter Funeral
Home.


Joe and Wewahitchka will be held
on Tuesday, January 2 at 6 p.m.
Registration locations will be Port
St Joe Elementary School and
Wewahitchka High School.
Courses offered in Port St.
Joe include: General Psychology,
State and Local Government and
Fundamentals of Algebra.
Wewahitchka courses. in-
clude: Word Processing .with
WordPerfect, Western Civilization
II and General Psychology.
GCCC will offer a number of
courses through Open College.,
Video tapes and audio cassettes
for these courses are available at
the Gulf County Library, Port St.
Joe Instructional Services Office
and Wewahitchka High School, Li-
brary. Contact Temple Watson at
the Port St. Joe High School or
George Cox at Wewahitchka High
School for details.
GCCC Spring Registration
Registration for tie spring se'-'
mester atGulf Coast Community
College will be held on January 2-
4, according to Roy Smith, direc-
tor of admissions. Advising for
new and returning students will
be held from noon until 7 p.m. on
Tuesday, and on Wednesday,
January 3, from 8 a.m. until 7
p.m..
Registration will be held in
the Lifelong Learning Conference
Center from noon until 7 p.m. on
January 3.
Registration and drop/add
will be. held on January 4 from 8
a.m. until 6 p.m. TAFB registra-
tion will be held from noon until
5:30 p.m.
S All registration fees must be
paid in the business office by
January 3. Students are respon-
,sible' for all fees due. If financial'
aid documents have not been pro-
cessed by the time of registration,
students may inquire in person at
the financial aid office about an
emergency loan. Registration re-
ceipts are required as proof of
registration.
Class will begin on Thursday,
January 5. For additional infor-
mation call 872-3892.
Classes begin at GCCC
Classes are scheduled to be-
gin January 5 at Gulf Coast Com-
munity College; according to Dr.
Linda Adair. vice president of in-
structional services. '
On that day. late registration
and drop/add will be held from
7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Janu-
ary 8-11 from 7:30 a.m. until
6:30 p.m. Late registration and
drop/add will also continue at
the Tyndall Education Center'on
January 8 through January 11
from 3 until 6:30 p.m.
All fees must be paid on the
same day that students register.
If financial aid documents have
not been processed by the time of
registration, students may in-


NOTICE


Five-Point and Wetappo Landfills


will be closed December 25 & 26,


1995 and January 1, 1996 for


the Christmas Holidays.
: '.1"^ : ,:: ,. .... :.......__-_. f ~ t~ a


quire in person at the financial
aid office about an emergency
loan. Call 872-3892 for more reg-
istration Information.
Correctional Officer Basic
Standards Course
The Criminal Justice Training
Academy of Gulf Coast Communi-
ty College will be conducting a
Correctional Officer Basic Stan-
dards Course in Southport begin-
ninng Thursday, January 16 at 8
a.m. C.S.T. This 450 hour course
will meet five days a week, for
eight hours a day, and is required
in order to be eligible for the State
Certification Examination for Cor-
rectional Officers.
The course requires advance
application, as well as a written
entrance test. There is no. charge
for the test. It can be taken Mon-
day through Friday at the main
campus of GCCC or on Tuesday
or Thursday afternoons at' the
Port St Joe 'Police Station. The
course fee is $426.70.
"For additionall information.
please contact Gloria Crawford at
(904) 747-3233, from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. C.S.T., Monday through Fri-
day, or call our Port St Joe office
on Tuesday or Thursday after-
noons from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m
E.S.T..
Lifelong Learning Classes ,
.Register in advance' for Life- :
long Learning courses listed be-
low at the Lifelong Learning Cen-
ter on the second floor of the
Student Union East Registration
s held Monday through Thursday
from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fees are
for Florida residents. For more in-
formation, or f services are need-
ed for disabled students, call
872-3823.
Lifeguard Training'Course
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege will offer a lifeguard training
course Monday through Thurs-
day, January, 8 to February 29,
1996, from 7 to 8:50 p.m. This
course will provide minimum
skills training for a person to
qualify as a nonsurf lifeguard; Ex-
planations, demonstrations, prac-
tice, and review dr rescue skills
and techniques essential for life-
guarding will be provided. The*
OSHA universal precautions for
the prevention of communicable
.disease in the lifeguard environ-
ment will also be included in the
course.
Students must be at least 15
years of age and pass a basic wa-
ter skills test the first class meet-
ing. Current high school students
and those age 15-17 not in school
should report to the Lifelong
Learning Center on the second
floor of the Student Union Build-
ing. No college credit is available.
Persons age 18 and older
whose high school class has grad-
uated and have not attended
GCCC in the last two years, or if
this is the first time a course has


Bill's Dollar Store
in Apalachicola
is seeking a Store
Manager. Full benefit .
package, including 401K and
relocation pay. Salary
depending on manager expe-
rience, discount or $ retail
experience a plus. For con-
sideration.apply in person at
Bill's Dollar Store in Port St.
Joe, 309-311 Reid Ave., or
send resume to Chuck
Hester, 3772 Hwy. 71N.,
Marianna, FL 34446.
3tc 12/21


been taken with a credit option,
should first report to the Admis-
sions Office to complete an appli-
cation form. Then report to the
TuIo- l- T P.-+. i ^" UUl


Liuelong Learning, nenr on uic
second floor of the Student Union
Building. Two college credits are
available. The cost of the course
is $79.20 and the registration
deadline is January 3.
Basic Handgun Safety Course
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege will offer a Basic Handgun
Safety course on January 24-26
from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. This
course is required for a concealed
weapon permit and all classes
must be attended for certification.
There is a $27 fee for Florida
residents. Students should pro-
vide 50 rounds of ammunition
plus ear and eye protection.
Citizen Leadership Training,
Program
For those who would like to
take some action to better their
.de~omn~mi*tl but don't know'-hw '
:' to begti,'the Citizen Leadership
Training Program at Gulf Coast
:Community, College can help.
This interactive program is de-
signed to develop the skills-and
knowledge to help the grassroots
citizen make a difference in the
community.
The class will be offered Jan-
uary 16 to February 15 from 5:30
to 8:30'p.m. The cost of the
course is $22.50 and the registra-
tion deadline is January 10.


the most marked drop in divorce
rates during the two-year period.
Nevada fell from 11.4 in 1992 to
9.0 in 1994.
Currently, divorce laws in al-
most every state give greater legal
rights to spouses who want to
end the marriage than to spouses
who want to try to work out their
marital problems. According to


T T 0 R N E


FRC's 1995 Family Issues Sur-
vey, 55 percent of the American
public want to see these laws
modified to offer greater protec-
tion to spouses interested in sav-
ing the -arriage. "Clearly divorce
reform is an issue that needs to
be addressed at the state level,":
said Gary L. Batier. president of:
the Family Research Council.


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GENERAL PRACTICE
Divorce Custody Adoption
Wills Estates
DUI Criminal Defense
Accidents Insurance Claims


S509 Fourth Street Port St. Joe
..... 1227-3113
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BEST FOOT FORWARD
By Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist


WHEN FEET SWELL
Feet become swollen for many
reasons, some of them fairly obvi-
ous. Feel may swell moderately af-
ter standing or walking all day-
which is why you should buy new
shoes late in' the day. Swelling also
Is evident to some when flying, or
when putting on shoes after going
barefoot for a while. Pregnancy may
cause swelling at times.
However, swelling of the feet
that persists can be a sign of health
problems and should be brought to
the attention of the podiatrist
promptly. If the swelling is limited
to one foot, it is likely that the prob-


Please Call


,Before You Dig!



(904) 229-82164

The primary purpose of this ad is to inform you of
our Damage Prevention Program which provides
persons planning to excavate in the vicinity of our
pipeline with an easy, convenient means of find-
ing out where our pipeline is located and assuring
safety. Although excavation is normally associated
with commercial type construction, there are also
some "excavation" activities that are sometimes
carried out by the individual, such as the follow-
ing:
Swimming Pool Construction
Digging Drainage Ditches
Planting Trees


lem is "local."
Continued or re-
curring swelling
in both feet may
indicate a sys-
temic ,,disorder,


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such as heart, circulatoryor kidney
disease., .: \
If it turns out to be a problem
of the foot, the podiatrist will treat
it. If examination indicates a sys-
temic problem, the podiatrist refers
the patient to an appropriate spe-
cialist.
DR. STEPHEN J, GROSS, PODIATRIST
HIGHWAY98 EASTPOINT
(904) 670-8999


* Drilling Wells'
*Fencing'
* Other


Please notify us if you plan to conduct any "excavation" activities in the vicinity of
our pipeline. This can be done simply by contacting our office at least two (2) work-
ing days before the planned activity is scheduled to begin. Our personnel will tell
you if your work will affect the pipeline and will mark the location of the site where
required. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The
phone number is (904) 229-8216. Also be on the look out for our company pipeline
markers we may have located, along roadways or drainage ditches. Our telephone
numbers are located on those markers.
We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain the safety of the public and
prevent damage to our facilities.



St. Joe Natural Gas Co., Inc.
S LP. O. Box 549 Phone 229-8216


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456


I tc, December 28


TIMOTHY J, MCFARLAND'


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had I


PUBLIC NOTICE


:The Gulf County Board Of


County Commissioners has

cancelled their reglutarly



scheduled meeting for,


Tuesday, December 26, 1995


Sat 6:00 P.M., Eastern Time.
2tc, 12/21 & 28/95


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From

My Garden


By Stephen D. Cloud, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Lillian, AL


Nuggets of Common


Sense Wisdom


rough.
The fishing is always good.
Sometimes the catching is not so
hot.
Integrity may assume leader-
ship, but it may also renounce
leadership. When the masks
come off, and we see ourselves as
we really are, we can stop com-
peting for vain and stolen goods.
Grace is always possibility, but is
is not always healing. The church
is wherever the wear and waste of
human misery is being reversed.
To talk of a private integrity and a
public one is to lose all integrity.
If we begin to say we have integri-
ty, we most surely have lost what
little we had.
Do churches ever fight over


irship:
unday
ursery


;anything other than money?
Whatever became of arguing over
theological or social issues? Do
churches seriously discuss such
matters anymore? A committee is
a group of the unknowing, who
try to do the impossible for the
ungrateful. I don't believe in orga-
nized religion, that's why I'm a
Baptist.
To spend the day with a pre-


Bible Study: W.
10 a.m. Sunday 11 a.m. S
7 p.m. Wednesday N
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


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"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
SfirstBaptist Church
S102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
S.. Sunday School 9:45 a


Gary Smrtn
Pastor


m


Worship 11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
Evening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...7:00 pm
Buddy Caswell
Minister of Music & Youth


FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
REV. BILLWHITE, PASTOR
S,'B 2420 Long Ave.
.' ; Port St. Joe, FL 32456
904-229-6886
Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
Sunday School ........................... ......... ... 10 a.m.
Morning Worship .........................................11 a.m.
Sunday Evening .............................. ........... 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. CDT
: Worship Service 11 a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study ............. 7 p.m.






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



FIRST A PrIST CHURCH
MEXICO IEACH
Jim Davis, Pastor
823 N. 15th Street 648-5776
Sunday Bible Study (all ages) ...................9:00 CST
Morning Worship .....................................10:00 CST
Evening W worship ......................................... 6:30 CST
Wednesday Bible Study (all ages) ............6:30 CST


et' ^ o FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

,,J:5 s CHURCH
j 7 1508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
*1o' SUNDAY WORSHIP...........................10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL................ .I............. ..11 a.m.
S*SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
Nursery Available
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor


V Gleanings


These are little tidbits. Some
I've read. Some I've heard. And
some I Just thought. None of
them are necessarily original ide-
as--
When it comes to the Browns,
I'll take Charlie over Murphy any
day.
Babel is where everyone is
talking, nothing is heard, and no-
body is understood. There is no
such place in the Kingdom of
God.
There is no such thing as
Baby Greek. Minor Surgery, or
half-truths.
A bad day playing golf beats a
good day at work any time. Why
do they call it golf? All the other
four letter words were taken. Golf
is much like life, the minute you
think you have it made, you're
out of the fairway and into the


schooler and see things through
their eyes is to see the real world.
Being a teenager is not a disease.
A mature faith Is one that
recognizes that there is often a
great gap between what we say
we believe and how we live our
lives. A mature faith also resolves
to bridge this chasm between our
ideas and our actions. How you
live is your real theology. Listen-
ing to how we pray and observing
how we worship are true reflec-
tions of what we believe about
God.
The people who make us an-
gry control our lives. To be a criti-
cal thinker is a blessing and a
burden. To be tough-minded, ten-
'der-hearted, even-handed, and
thick-skinned is the delicate bal-
ance necessary for life in the
church. Excessive cynicism is the
shadowy side or an over-inflated
ego.
God is not offended when we
ask, "Why?" I'm glad God does
not give us what we deserve.


Preparing the Way

Someone recently said to me, "Where has
1995 gone?" I replied, "When you are having
fun, time. flies." It hardly seems possible,
but we start the New Year in a few days.
God will prepare the way for us in 1996. In
Mark 1:2 we find, "As it is written in Isaiah
the prophet, Behold, I send my messenger
before thy face, who shall prepare The Way."
God prepares the way when we let Him into
our life.
Daily prayer keeps us in touch with God,
and gives us direction for our lives. Now is
the time people make resolutions for the
New Year. It is good to resolve to have a
closer walk with God in 1996. Christians do
not always have it easy in life. We have sick-
ness, accidents, broken relationships and
many disappointments in life. However,
there is good health, no accidents, good re-
lationships, and joys. Christ says the rain
falls on the just and
the unjust.. The differ-
ence is that Christians
have Jesus and the
Holy Spirit for support
and strength. Happy
New Year to all.
Oliver F. Taylor
V Visitation Minister, First
United Methodist Church


CURTIS CLARK
Pastor


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*MARK JONES
Minister of Music


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,
A few years ago, I was
attacked by a man who had a:
record of rape and assaults. After
that occurred, I experienced many
of the many things that crime vi-
tims report: depression, anger,:
fear of being alone, and problems
in close relationships. In fact, the
man I was dating and I broke up.
He said, he felt like I was "used
goods." Although it has been some
time since this occurred, I have
not been able to have a long-term
relationship with a man. I have
dated around, but have been
unable to commit to anyone. And,
if a man pursues me directly, it
scares me to death. I will back off,
and feel at times like actually run-
ning when someone is flirting with
mel I would like to have a mean-
ingful relationship again, but
despite all my efforts, I don't seem
able to do that. Any suggestions?
Sincerely,
Lonely
Dear Lonely,
The things you are describing
are very normal for someone who
has experienced the type of viola-
tion that occurred in your life.
Rape, and other types of sexual
abuse have long-range effects,
some of which can be felt for life.
Our society is only now becoming
willing to talk about such "taboo"
topics, and it is only recently that


good resources are available for
women (and men) who need help
in this area. Although it has been
some time, might I suggest talking
to a counselor? Since you mention
being frightened of some men, it
might be best to ask for a female
counselor. This might help you
relax so that you can really talk
about the issues that you are fac-
ing in your life. Time does not
take away a problem that is not
dealt with, it tends to only make
the problem worse, No matter how
much time has passed, you have
a right to emotional health and to
the opportunity to.find a healthy
and loving relationship. A coun-
selor can help you examine your.
fears and anxiety. If nothing else,
please check your library and
bookstore for self help books in
this area. Good luck and God
bless.
Sincerely,
Laura Rogers, 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.


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New Study Finds Florida

Ranking High In Illegitimacy ,
Thirty-five percent of all births in Florida are to unmarried women,
according to a new study recently released by Florida Family Council and
the Family Research Council.
Florida's illegitimacy numbers are above the national average (31
percent) and place Florida in 42nd place for low illegitimacy among the
50 states.
"The numbers for Florida are a cause for concern," said Mark Merrill,
president of Florida Family Council., "We need to take action now to see
this trend change."
"Most Americans believe preventing out-of-wedlock pregnancy is a re-
alist goal," said FRC president Garry Bauer. He cited findings from FRC's
1995 Family Issues Survey showing that most Americans actually have
greater hope for illegitimacy prevention programs than for workfare pro-
grams to move single mothers off welfare ,
In addition, the poll showed that most Americans consider "putting
the child up for adoption" and "marrying the child's father" to be better
responses to an unwed pregnancy than single motherhood. A clear ma-
Jority-55 percent-say abortion Is the "worst" response to an unwed
pregnancy.
The state with the lowest percentage of births to unmarried women is
Utah, with 15.5 percent; Uke Utah, most other states with low illegitima-
cy ratios are sparsely-populated states west of the Mississippi River. East
of the Msissippi, only Vermont and New Hampshire shpw a ration of
less than 25 percent of births to unmarried women..
Of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, 10 states have illegiti-
macy ratios at or above 35 percent. All of these states, with the exception
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE; FL THURSDAY, DEC. 28, 1995 PAGE 9A


SEPTEMBER 2, 1995
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Michael L. Hammond and
Commissioners Jesse V. Armstrong,
Nathan Peters, Jr.. Billy E. Traylor, and
Warren J. Yeager. Jr. Others present were;
Chief Deputy' Clerk Douglas C;
S'Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Patricia A.
Taylor, Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore,
Chief Administrator Don Butler, Attorney,
Barbara Sanders, Administra-
tor/Emergefcy Management Director R.
Larry Wells, Solid Waste Director Joe
: Danford, goad Department Supervisor Bob
Lester, Veterans' Service Officer/SHIP
Administrator Bo Williams, Emergency.
Manage-ment/911 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson, Building Inspector Richard Combs,.
and South Gulf County EMS Director
'Shane McGuffin. .
The meeting came. to order at 6:05.
p.m., E.D.T. :
Honorable William J. Rish opened the
meeting with prayer, and Chairman Michael
L. Hammond led the Pledge of Allegiance to..
the Flag.
RECEIVE BIDS -CLAY FOR ROAD
SPAVING PROJECT Pursuant to advertise-
ment to receive sealed bids (#9495-54) for
10,000 15,000 cubic yards of Clay to be
used for road paving projects a bid was-
received from the following: Tyree's
Restaurant.
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager,
second by Commissioner Armstrong,. and
unanimous vote, the unopened bid was..
rejected. Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner Yeager,
'and uinanlmous vote, the Board agreed to
re-advertise to receive bids'at 5:00 p.m.,
iE.D.T. on October 10, :1995,
S RECEIVE PROPOSALS CDBG
APPLICATION AND ADMINISTRATION
(H.V.W.S.) Pursuant to advertisement to
Receive proposals (#9495-55) for CDBG
Grant'Application and Administration, pro-
Sposals were received from the following
!companies: Community Redevelopment.
SAssociates; Clark, Roumelis, & Associates;
and-Roumells Planning.
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager,
Second by .Commissioner Armstrong, and
unanimous vote, the unopened proposals
'were rejected. Upon motion. by
Commissioner Peters, second by
SCommissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to re-advertise to receive
tthe proposals at 5:00' p.m., E.D.T; on
SOctober 10, 1995.
CONSENT AGENDA Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Armstrong, and unanimous
:: vote. the Board approved the following con-
sent agenda items:
A. Minutes September 12, 1995 -
iH.V.W.B. Meeting. September 12, 1995 -
Regular Meeting.
PUBLIC HEARING ORDINANCE -
SANIMAL CONTROL
Pursuant to advertisement to hold
Public hearings to consider adoption of an.
-ordinance increasing the penalty-fees fori
animal control violations, Attorney Sanders
read the ordinance with the following title:
S ORDINANCE NO. 95-S0
S 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;
INSTITUTING A PENALTY AMOUNT OF
$50.00 FOR THE THIRD OFFENSE WITHIN
ONE YEAR: PROVIDING FOR AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE. -
(Complete Or~tnalice- Is-on Ie In'the'
S Clerk's olflce.)
S There being no public corhment and
upon motion by Corimissioner'Aristrong,
second by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board adopted the
ordinance.
PUBLIC HEARING ORDINANCE-
GAS TAX/ROAD BOND. Pursuant to
advertisement to hold public hearings to
consider adoption of an ordinance pro\ Iding
for the Issuance of not exceeding
6.,800,000 gas tax refunding and improve-
ment revenue bonds. Attorney Sanders
read the ordinance with the following title:
ORDINANCE NO. 95-09
AN ORDINANCE OF GULF COLUN'Y.
FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR THE ACQUISI-
'ION, CONSTRUCTION. AND PAVING OF-
CERTAIN ROAD IMPROVEMENTS WITHIN
GiLF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND FOR THE
REFUNDING OF CERTAIN INDEBTED-
NESS INCURRED BY GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR THE
ISSUANCE OF NOT EXCEEDING
$6,800,000 GAS TAX REFUNDING 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. THE COLIN-
TY GAS TAX AND THE CONSTITUTIONAL
GAS TAX; MAKING OTHER COVENANTS
AND AGREEMENTS IN CONNECTION
THEREWITH: AND PROVIDING AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE
(Complete Ordinance -on file in the.
Clerk's office.)
There being no public comment an
tipon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Armstrong, and
unanimous vote. the Board adopted the
ordinance. Upon motion hb' Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner
Armstrong, and unaninious vote, the Board
authorized Chairman Harimond and Clerk
- Lister to sign any necessary documents.
DISASTER RESOURCE/HAZARD
MITIGATION Tony Mills of Disaster
Resource Managenent Company appeared
before the Board to discuss Hazard
Mlllgallon programs. Upon inquiry by
Chairman Hammond, Mr. Mills stated that
the criteria for buy-backs should be based
on land-use, special needs, and repetitive-,
ness. Upon further inquiry he stated that
the cost of unmet needs is usually subsi-
dized by other agencies in the area. The
Board thanked Mr. Mills foi his time and
insights into the matter.
CANAL STREET-DITCH ST. JOE
BEACH Josephine Smith of St. Joe Beach
appeared before the Board, to request that
the ditch in front of her house be backfilled
.to prevent grass from becoming unmanage-
able. Chairman Hammond requested Road
Superintendent Lester to review the ditch
for the possibility of backfilling.
; LETTER BID POLICY Chief Deputy
Clerk Birmingham noted a letter received
from T. Michael Tucker regarding suggested
changes to the Board's bid policy and
requested that the Board consider these
changes.
INVOICE LIFE MANAGEMENT CEN-.
TER/BAKER ACT BILLINGS
Commissioner Yeager moved to approve the
invoices from Life Management Center
(Batch #959601, 949514, 949510,) in the
amount of $4,785.02. Commissioner


Traylor seconded the motion for discussion.
Following a discussion regarding the
County's need to be able to Justify these
expenses Commissioner Traylor unthdre~
the second and the motion died for lack ol
second.
CONTRACT HEALTH, DEPART
MENT Upon motion by ,Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner Yeager,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
the contract for the provision of services
between the County anul the Health
Department.
INVENTORY ROAD DEPARTMENT-
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, sec-


ond by Commissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved the transfer
of a 1993 Chevrolet Sportsvan (#100-427)
from the Road Department Inventory to
Work Crew #2 Inventory.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR-
SHIP Upon inquiry by Chairman
Hammond as to the status of the Health
Department- Directorship, Mrs. Joy
Creamer of the Health Department reported
that Dr. Junejo is the acting Director until
the position is filled... .
PLANNING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
BOARD MEETING -, Chief Administrator
Butler reported that the PDRB Board had
Smet on Tuesday, September 19, 1995, with
two recommendations regarding variances.
.The.PDRB Board recommended denial of a
variance request for Mr. Gaylord Williams
due to the lack ofa permit at the time of the
addition; and approval of a variance request
for, MS.' Joan Kent allowing a 5 foot
-'encroachment. Upon" motion by
' Commissioner. 'Peters, secoiid' by
- Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the recommendations,
BID CDBG PROPOSALS GULF
COUNTY INDUSTRIAL PARK Upon rec-
'" oinmeidation by', Chief 'Administrator
Butler the Boaid agreed to take no action at
this time on. the. CDBG Proposal, Bids
(#9495-52) and to leave them tabled until
the next regular meeting.
BID COUNTY INSURANCE Chief
Administrator Butler reported that the
County is still waiting for a response from
the Florida League of Cities regarding auto-
mobile insurance, coverage which was
requested because of Costin Insurance
withdrawing their bid. Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board authorized the Chairman to
review the quote from Florida League and
make a decision not to exceed $63,522.00.
DRAINAGE PIPE/CULVERT POLICY
Chief Administrator Buler presented the
Board with the Iblloling proposed drainage
pipe policy:
ANY AND ALL CULVERTS PLACED
ON COUNTY RIGHT OF WAYS MUST FIRST
BE APPROVED FOR DIAMETER AND ELE-
VATION BY THE GULF COUNTY ROAD
DEPARTMENT.
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters,
'second by Commissioner Yeager, and unan-
imous vote, the Board:approved the policy
and agreed to advertise it for public infor-
mation.
AMBULANCE SERVICE
WEWAHITCHKA Chief Administrator
Butler requested permission 'to devise a
base rate, per mile rate, and a.rate for the
ambulance drivers when required to trans-
port inmates long distances. Upon motion
by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Armstrong, and unanimous
vote, the Board- appointed Chief
Administrator Butler, 'South Gulf County
: EMS Director McGuffin; and Charles
Cleckley of Weuahitchka Ambulance
Service, to draft rates for these occasions.
SPAY ADJUSTMENTS Upon motion
.by Commissioner Traylor. second by
Commissioner Armstrong. and 4-1 vote.
'with Commissioner Peters opposing. the
Board approved for Chief:.Administrator
SButler to determine pay adjustments for
Board employees.
CRISIS MONITORING COURSE -
SEmergency lanagerment/911I Coordinator
Nelson thanked the Board lor the opportu-,
nity of attending the Crisis Monitoring
Course that was held September 18-20,
1995.
STREET NAMES STONE MILL
CREEK Upon motion by Commissioner
i raylor. second b)y Commissioner
'Armstrong. and unarnmousavote, the Board
approved the Iollolwl g.jiifret names for 1
'"the'Stone Mill Creek aref: Sierra Drive and
Astro Court.
AMBULANCE SERVICE -PROPOSED
INTERLOCA AGREEMENT Upon motion
S'by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved for South Gulf Courty
:EMPS Director McGuffn to attend a meeting
with the City of Mexico Beach on October 3,
1995; to discuss a possible interlocal agree-
ment allowing Gulf County, to provide
ambulance service to Mexico Beach.
AWARD BID SOLID WASTE BALER i
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioner Armstrong. and
unanimous vote, the Boar d awardedthe bid
(#9595-50) for a solid waste baler to
Cumbaa Enterprises In the amount of
$7.274.00 on the recommendation of Solid
Waste Director Danford.
AWARD BID RECYCLING BUILDING
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioner Armstrong, and.
unanimous vote, the Board awarded the bid
(r9495-451 for the Recycling Building at
Five Points Landfill to Southeastern .
Mechanical In the amount of $34.345.00 on
the recommendation of Solid Waste Director
Danford.
INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT LEON
COUNTY/AMNESTY DAY Solid Waste
Director Danford presented the Board with
the Interlocalr Agreement between Gulf
County and Leon County for Amnesty Day
and stated that the parymentwould be made
from the Small County Grant funds..
RECYCLING AND EDUCATION
SGRANT Solid Waste Director Danford pre-
sented 'the Board with the second part of
the Recycling and Education Grant
Application. '
SMALL COUNTY GRANT FUNDS -
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager. see.
ond ,by Commissioner Armstrong. and
unanimous vote. the Board approved the
use of surplus Small County Grant Funds
for other allowable expenditures within the
General Fund.
COASTAL PROTECTION RESTORA-
':: ION PROGRAM
Upon motion by Commissioner YeYaer.
second by Commissioner Armstrong, and
Unanimous vote. the Board approved the
application, for the Coastial Protection
Restoration Program Grant.
ROAD PAVING BOND FUNDS Bill
Kennedy of Preble-Rish stated that the
engineering,.for the road paving should be
completed by September 29, 1995 to enable
bidding to begin within .the next few weeks.
U BEACON HILL PARK Upon inquiry
by the Chairman-regarding the status of the
Beacon Hill Park, Bill Kennedy of Preble-
Rish. stated that he was still waiting to
make sure that the County has clear title to
the land. Attorney Sanders reported ,that
she had received notice that the Cdunty
does have clear title to the land earlier in
the day. ,
INDIAN PASS BOAT IRAMP Upon
inquiry by Commissioner Yeager regarding
the status of the Indian Pass Boat Ramp,
Bill Kennedy of Preble-Rlsh stated that he.
has met with the Corp. of Engineers, and he.
recommends waiting on'Installing rip-rap at,
this time.. .
LAND'S LANDING .BOAT RAMP -
Upon' Inquiry by Commissioner Traylor.
about the status of Land's Landing Boat


Ramp, Chairman Hammond stated that.
Commissioner Armstrong would be making.
Sareport laier I1 ithe meeting.
BEACHES' WATER SYSTEM -'
Chairman Hammonil (cquesoned Chief'
SAdminlstralor Builrr about the status of
S'the Beaches Water '"..System. Chief
Administrator Butler rqpprlcd ihat the
County had located a'proposed site for a
water tank and was wailing li~r approval
from the Paper Company.
WILLIS LANDING Chairman
Hammond stated that the I'aper Company
is in the process of drafting a lease with the
County for Willis Landing.


HIGHLAND VIEW WATER SYSTEM -
The Board discussed that the Highland
View Water System has been working well
and the water tank is staying full.
RECYCLING IGLOOS WHITE CITY -
The Board discussed the need' for the
removal ofthe recycling igloos from differ-
ent locations within.the County.
BUILDING DEPARTMENT EMPLOY-
EE Chairman Hammond welcomed the
new Building Department employee, Debbie
Wibberg.
SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION INSUR-
ANCE COVERAGE Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Armstrong, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to accept additional
coverage for. the County from the Florida
Sheriffs Self Insurance Fund at a cost of
S3.707.00 per year.
WEWAHITCHKA TOWER SPACE -
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved for Bernie
Pridgeon' to place a VHF Repeater on the
tower in Wewahitchka,with the stipulation
that if there is ever a conflict the repeater
must be removed.
HAZARD MITIGATION Emergency
Management Director Wells requested the
Board's permission to 'contact the
Department of Community Affairs to obtain
clarification regarding additional adminis-
trative costs, under, the Hazard Mitigation
Program.
UNION CONTRACT" MEETING -
Administrator Wells noted that there will be
a special meeting on October 5, 1995, at
5:00 p.m., E.D.T. with union representa-
tives to discuss impasse items.
The meeting recessed at 7:20 p.m.
E.D.T. .- -..
The meeting reconvened at 8:02,
DOWNPAYMENT ASSISTANCE
SHIP Upon' motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Comrmis .icner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
down payment assistance for Mr. Early
Lewis not to exceed $3,153.28.
DOWNPAYMENT ASSISTANCE
SHIP Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner Yeager,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved a
rehabilitation loan for Mr. Theo Woullard in
the amount of $5,000.00.
BUILDING DEPARTMENT -' Building
Inspector Combs reported that the Building
Department did well during the 94-95
Fiscal Year.
INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT CAL-
HOUN COUNTY Building Inspector
Combs recommended that the Board not
enter into the proposed interlocal agree-
ment with Calhoun County, which would
allow Calhoun County' contractors to work
in Gulf County without purchasing an addi-
tional license. ..
RESOLUTION -CITRUS COUNTY -
Upon motion b O Commniiioner Traylor. sec-
ond by Coninissionier 'eager. and unaiil-
'mous vote. the Board paRsed the following
resolution requesting the State insurance
commissioner to delay jimplenientation of
the proposed ISO insurance rating system.
RESOLUTION NO. 95-38
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GULF
- COUNT'. FLORIDA., URGING THE STATE
IINSURANiCE COMMISSIONER TO DELAY
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROPOSED
ISO INSURANCE RATING SYSTEM INDEFI-
NITELY. OR IUN-L SUCH TIME AS LOCAL
GOVERNMENTS. THROUGH THEIR REP-
RESENTATIVE ASSOCIATIONS. BECOME
PART OF THE PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
PROCESS.
WHEREAS, It is understood that such
a ranng system Is interided for use by the
insurance industry to..establish Insurance---
rates on new homes and businesses: and
WHEREAS, the justification for
adopting comparative benchmarks has not
been disclosed; and
WHEREAS, ratings of Building
Departments. once established, will not be
subject to re-rating for five years: and
WHEREAS, local governments have
not been involved in developing the rating
system: and
WHEREAS, if a cost analysis has been
accomplished as to the budgetary and
staffing Impact onii' local",-Building-
Departments, it has not been shared with
local governments: and
WHEREAS, existing structures will be
unable to. receive more favorable rates'
unless certified by an architect or engineer
to meet certain criteria: and
WHEREAS, such certification may
require destructive investigation to properly
establish; and ..
WHEREAS, to the best of the Board's
laowledge. the program was developed
without participation by; contractor/build-
Ing associations, the Florida'League of
Cities, or the Florida Association bf
Counties.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED
by the Board of County Commissioners of
Gulf County, Florida, in regular session this
26th day of September, 1995, as follows:
(1) The Board hereby urges the State
Insurance Commissioner to place the pro-
posed insurance rating system on hold
indefinitely or until such time as local gov-
erniments, through their representative
associations, become part of the program
development process.
(2) The Board is extremely concerned
about the potential consequences of the ,SO
rating system and hereby urges the
Governor and Cabinet to consider input
from local governments and segments of
the building industry prior to its implemen-
tation.
(3) The Board hereby directs the Clerk
to provide certified copies of this resolution
to the Governor and Cabinet, Legislators,
all County Commissioners in the State of
Florida, the Florida Association of Counties,
the Florida League of Cities, Florida
Association of Home Builders.
BIDS WITHDRAWN Upon inquiry
by Attorney Sanders, the Board stated that
they are not interested in looking into a bid-
der's right to withdraw a bid after it has
been accepted.
REDISTRICTING .Chairman
Hammond requested that Attorney Sanders
schedule a .meeting during the week of.
October 16-20, 1995 to discuss redistrict-
ing.
", LAWSUIT DCA -.Attorney' Sanders
reported, that- the county's lawsuit against
the Department of Community Affairs is
still pending.
VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS -
Commissioner Yeager requested, that
Administrator Wells 'check, into what
requirements are necessary for volunteer
fire fighters' as far as schooling.
LAND'S LANDING BID Upon
motion by Commissioner Armstrong, sec-
ond :Ly Cormissiodrner Trayfor, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed to advertise to
accept bids for repair work to Land's
Landing Boat Ramp area.
VARIANCE REQUEST WEBB -
Commissioner. Armstrong moved to give a
variance to Mr. Carl Webb on his land in the


Willis Landing area and the motion was sec-
oQded by; Comriilsioner Traylor. It passed
with a 3-2 vole, uiLh Commissioners Yeager
and Hammond opposing. Upon further dis-
cussion, Commissioner Peters moved to
rescind the previous motion, and
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion.
It passed 3-2, with Commissioners
Armstrong and Traylor opposing.
RECREATION FUNDS DISTRICT II
- Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioner Armstrong, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the


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following distribution of District II recre-
ation funds:
'. '$300.00 to the Wewahitchka High
School Volleyball Team, $300.00 to the
Wewahltchka High School Football Team,
$300.00 to the Wewahitchka High School
Baseball Team, $250.00' to the
Wewahitchka Elementary School, $150.00
to the Wewahitchka Recreation Center.
SALE OF PROPERTY BREAM
STREET Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Peteis, Attorney Sanders stated that it
would not be legal for a Commissioner to
bid on any property being sold by the
County, it would be considered a conflict of
interest.
MEDICAL EXAMINERS CONTRACT -
Chairman Hammond requested that
Commissioner Peters respond to a ques-
tionnaire received from the State Attorney
regarding the Medical Examiner's Contract.
SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMITTEE -
,Chairman Hammond appointed Mr. Wayne
Childers as Chairman to the
Sesquicentennial Committee. '
:' BOARD CHAIRMAN 1995-96 FIS-
.CALYEAR Chairman Hammond passed
,the. Chair to Commissioner Peters and
made the motion to appoint Commissioner
Traylor as the Chairman of the Board for
the 1995-96 Fiscal Year. The motion was
seconded by Commissioner Armstrong, and
passed unanimously.
BOARD VICE-CHAIRMAN 1995-96
FISCAL YEAR Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Armstrong, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved Commissioner
Peters as the Board Vice Chairman for the
1995-96 Fiscal Year. Commissioner Peters
returned the Chair to. Commissioner
Hammond.
SALARY ADJUSTMENT Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to give all employees
a 3% pay raise effective October 1, 1995,
excluding all Bargaining Unit and EMS
employees.
-INVENTORY BUILDING .DEPART-
MENT Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner
'Armstrong, and unanimous vote the Board
approved the transfer of a Sharp Xerox
'Copy Machine (#260-24) from the Building
Department to the Maintenance
Department.
INVENTORY EMS Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Armstrong, and unanimous
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three 1977 GE Communications System
Portable radios B-H & K (#210-10) from the
EMS inventory as Junk.
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
ond by Commissioner Armstrong, and
unanimous vote, the meeting did' then
adjourn at 8:30 p.m., E.D.T.
MICHAEL L. HAMMOND, Chairman
Attest: Benny C. Lister, Clerk
OCTOBER 3, 1995
WORKSHOP
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in a workshop
session with the following members pie-
sent: Chairman Michael L. Hammond and
Commissioners Jesse V. Armstrong, Warren
J. Yeager Jr., and Billy E. Traylor.
(Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr. was
absent.) Others present were:' Chief
Administrator Don Butler, and Deputy
Clerk Patricia A. Taylor.
S The meeting came to order at 5:02
p.m., E.S.T. '

HONORABLE BARBARA SANDERS -
Chairman Hammond welcomedd Attorne\
Sanders and noted that she la the present
County Attorney. Attorney Saniders noted
that in addition to, the,County's require-
ments under the retainer fee she. will
include all duties except drafilin orcdi-
nances. She also stated that she will add
mutual duties for the Commissioners and
requested permission, if selected, to allow
her assistant to attend more of the meetings
and do more of the research. Her retainer


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would be $2,291.00 per month.
HONORABLE JUDY TAUNTON-HAR-
RELSON Attornie. Harrelson stated that
she Is currently employed by the State of
Florida and could not represent the County
in any unemployment cases as It would
cause a conflict of interest. She stated that
she spends Mondays and Thursdays in
Tallahassee, but is willing to work her
schedule around the County's needs. Upon
inquiry she stated that at present she does
not retain a staff, however she hopes to
retire from the State and practice law full
time'. Chairman Hammond noted that she
is a Florida State Law College graduate. Her
retainer would be $10,800.00.
HONORABLE: TIMOTHY MCFAR-
LAND Attorney McFarland stated that his
retainer would be $10,500.00 and he,pro-
posed a $75.00 per hour fee. He stated that
his retainer will include all County require-
ments plus drafting of Ordinances and
Resolutions. He employs one full-time sec-
retary and one part-time worker. Attorney
:McFarland stated that his main concern is
to establish a working relationship uilh the
Boaid that.meets the Couinr, ,s needs
ATTORNEY DAyID GASKIN -
Attorney David Gaskiri thanked the Board
for their consideration, but declined to sub-
mit a proposal at this time.
'With no further business the work-
shop did adjourn af 5:22 p.m.,; ES.T. ::
/s/ Michael L. Hammond, Chairman
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1984 Plymouth Reliant, runs, dented
Bodyy, interior in good shape, some-
thing need worked on that someone
Mechanically inclined can' do. Asking
S$200 obo. Call 639-3958 for more.in-
formation. Itc 12/28





21' Critchfield cabin 165 MerCruiser
high hours, hard top VHF radio, dive,
platform, toilet, rod holders, galva-
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ISouthdrn Villas and Heritage Villas of
Apalachicola now leasing 1. 2. and 3
bedroom apartments, office located at
398 24th Ave., Apalachicola. FL. 904-
653-9277. Equal Housing Opportuni-
ty. 5te 12/28
2 bedroom mobile home, furnished,
,St Joe Beach. $375 plus utilities.
Call 647-3461 or 648-5328.
tfc 12/21

:2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home. fend-,
ied lot, washer & dryer furnished. Nice
and clean, 8275 month. $200 deposit.
2050 Trout SL, Highland View. 647-
3264. t f 12/14
2 bedroom trailer, no pets. Trash and
water furnished.' '.Call 647-5106;-
tfc 11/30

2 bedroom 1 bath house, air condi-
tioned, one yeir lease. Call 648-4021.
6 tfc 11/30

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


A nice, clean unfurnished two bdrm.,
1 ba. trailer, locatedohn St Joe Beach.
Call 647-5361. No pets. tfc 12/7
MOSS CREEK APTS., 1904/639-
2722. 1 & bedroomm apartments'lo-
cated 200 Amy Circle, Wewahitchka,
FL. Rent starts at $275. Cen. air &
heat, blinds, carpeting, stove, refrig.
Equal Housing Opportunity. Hearing
impaired number 904-472-3952.
tic 12/7

The Phantry Hotel, Rooms Private
baths. Daily or weekly rates. 302 Reid
Ave. Port St. Joe, 229-9000. tfc 12/7'
Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tapper
Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable hous-
ing -for the elderly and the handi-
capped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities,: energy
efficient const.. handicapped equip-
ped apts., available. Stove & refrig.
furn., fully carpeted, I bdrm., apts.;
on-site manager.
. Equal Opportunity Housing Com-
plexz Rent is based on income.
This complex is funded by the Farm-
ers Home Administration and man-
aged by Advisors Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
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. tic 12/7
Warehouses, small and large" some
with office, suitable for small busi-
ness, 229-6200. tf 12/7
No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St. Joe Furni-
ture, 227-1251. 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 /2
ba.. Inside laundry rm. ch&a. dish-l
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets..
FURNISHED
* Small 2 bdrm. home. auto. heati&
air. washer/dryer hook-up. '' ,
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
tfc 12/7
Apartments for rent at Casa Del Mar,
St. Joe Beach. Call 229-6061 for in-
formation. .tc 12/28





LOOKING for mature individual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
lea Financial Services. Take charge
arid 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
CNA's needed at Bay St Geroge Care
Center in Eastpoint. Please pick iup
an application in the Business Office.
2tc 12/21

Drivers/Grads- McLendon of-
fers solo & teams pay for
exp., & top starting pay. Bo'-
nuses & benefits, 3 raises in
1st yr., proft sharing, dir. de-
posit & assigned equip. you
take home. 22 .w/lyr. OTR/
CDL'A'. 1-800-633-0550, ext;
H-68. Itp 12/28


DAP 3500 exercise machine, good for
developing strength, priced right at
$80 firm. Call Connie 648-4112.
Itc 12/28
5 ladies' winter coats, 1 leather size
10, $10 to $25. One men's black
leather coat med., never been worn,
cost 8350. sell for $95. Call 227-
7206. Itp 12/28
486 DX4-100 Bare Bones Computer
System,- $449 includes Case Power
Supply. enhanced IDE I/O 1.44 flop-
py DX4-100 CPU and Motherboard,
256 Cache. 647-8339. 4tc 12/28
Firewood. Iwb pickup truck load, $50.
Call 229-9070 after 5:00 or leave
message. 4tp 12/21
New Leisure-Matic bed with message
unit, rolling casters, with head and
foot adjustment Not a hospital bed.
Cost new $1,300, sell for $600. More
info call 229-6858 anytime. 2tp 12/21
Aluminum aivnings 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.
Guaranteed ladles' 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, $15 yard, any-
time, 648-5165. tfc 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


BAHAMA CRUISE! 5 days/4 nights.
Underbookedl Must sell $279/
couple. Limited tickets. 1-800-935-
9999 ext. 2269, Mon.-Sat. 9 am 10
pm. 4tp 12/21





DOG GROOMING PLUS, 227-3611.
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
tfc 12/7
Book Now for the Holidaysl PET a
PROPERTY TENDERS. In your home
pet sitting by Joey and Marie Roma-
nelli, 229-1065. tfc 12/7





Masonry home fronts on Lake Alice in
Wewahitchka. 2 bdrm., 1 ba., den,
porch room, garage, cen. heat. All
new elec. & plumbing. Includes
drapes and carpet $36,500. 904-674-
2921. 2tc 12/28
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
For Sale: Cape San Bias, 2 bdrm., 2
ba. house, steel roof on 1/2 acre lot
joining St. Joe State Park property on .
bay side, $63,000. Call 229-2740 or
227-2046 for appt. tfc 12/14

Building, the American Legion Build-
ing located at Third St. and Williams
Ave, Port St Joe, 2700 sq. ft.,
$75,000. 647-8066 or 648-8669.
tfc 12/14


Beacon Hill Lot, with Gulf Front-
age, 122' hwy., 130' deep. $99,500.
648-4648. tfc 12/14

Gulf .view lot, 'Mexico Beach,
$32,500.00. 648-4648. tfc 12/14
Estate Sale: Gulf ~Tew house'in Gulf
Air 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., 1 ba.
cen. air, new stove & refrig.. corner
lot 1034 McClellan Ave. 648-4021.
fenced back yard and separate gar-
age. tfec 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 San Bias area. Reason-
ably priced. Financing available. 227-
7606. tfc 12/7
2.73 acres for sale at Sunshine
Farms, corner lot, $15,000 negotia-
ble. 827-2379. tfc 11/9
tor sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'x16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/flreplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
util. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. pd. thru 12/95
Business for Sale: Phantry Building
and extra lot. Income producing.
Three business units downstairs and
a manager's apartment, Four hotel
rooms w/full baths upstairs. 24 cli-
mate-controlled mini-storage units
upstairs and down. Best location in
town for detail outlets. Call .1-800-
800-9894.' tfe 12/7


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214 Reid Ave.
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"Where quality is higher than price"
229-8631
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Fayo'sNail & : .&
Tanning Salon
TOTAL NAIL CARE ;/
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1905 Long Ave., Port St. Joe
Wolff Tanning System Call for Appt.


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Indenpendent Sales Representative
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe'
(904) 229-6460


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Free Estimates
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Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
(904) 229-8581


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Assorted Tackle
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Comer of E. Iienry Ave, and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Business: (904) 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Frl. 10-5, Sat. 9-12


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SMexico Beach

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


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Specializing in Black Top Soil
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648-8924 OR 648-5767 if no answer

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REMODELING RESIDEN'IAL. AND COMM ERCIAI
INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
MINOR ELECTRICAL
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821


CARPENTRY, patio enclosure, siding.
windows installed, your home builL
additions, decks and more AU.work Is
guaninteed & done by.a lihese g en
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HOUSE DOCTORS, 647-3300 or 1
800-919-HOUSE. ; tfc 12/28-
Phone 227-1782
Cuts, Color, Frosting, Perms"

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311 Madison St. Betty Heath.
Oak Grove Owner/Mgr.


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UC. #ER0013168 .INSURED
647-8081 .
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Licensed & Insured
Lic. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326



STUMP GRINDING
Average Stump $10.00
1-800-628-8733
A-i Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.; 4/
tfo 4/6

MOWING RAKING WEEDING
EDGING TRIMMING
LANDSCAPING LICENSED
C.J.'s Lawn

Service '
Serving Mexico Beach, St Joe Beach, -;
SPort St. Joe & Wewahitchka
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Mexico Beach, FL
(904) 648-8492
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227-7406 t2/2
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Backhoe work, dozer work, root.
rake, fiont-end loader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
SRt. 2, Box A1C, Port St. Jo ,/
Phone 229-6018
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5x10' 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6' Days A Week
ASKABOUT 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 ESTIA L4TE S5 o Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
tfc 4/6



BARFIELD'S
LAWN & GARDEN

ktMower & Saw Repair

SNew & Used Sales
'\ & Service
Buy & Sell Used
Lawn & Farm Equipment
Lawn
Maintenance


229-2727
328 Reid Ave.


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


THE FASHION EXCHANGE
220 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe
227-3183
New & Used Clothing
for the Entire Family.
Accessories and Misc. Items. 4/6
tt 4/s


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


NEX Microsystems
Computer Sales & Software Network Services
Custom Software Consulting System Integration
Full Service Vendor On-Site Service
Our motto is "Service First"
(904) 647-6339 or 227-6590


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GULF COAST

AWN SPRINKLERS
INelson, Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATION and'REPAIR
Free Estimates and Design
SAllen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair


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. O. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 of6/29 Port St. Joe, FL 32456



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

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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 ,c 12/14


THE STAR. PORT ST. JOB, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 28, 1995


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OCTOBER 3, 1995
EMERGENCY MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in Emergency
Session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Michael L. Hammond and
Commissioners 'Jesse V. Armstrong,
Nathan Peters, Jr., Billy E. Traylor, and,
Warren J. Yeager, Jr. Others present were:
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Patricia A.


Taylor, Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Emergency Management
Director/Administrator Larry Wells,
Emergency Management Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, Attorney Barbara
Sanders, Building Inspector Richard
Combs, Maintenance Supervisor Joe
'Bearden, South Gulf County EMS Director
Shane McGufftn, Sheriff Frank McKelthen
and Solid Waste Director Joe Danford.
The meeting came to order at 4:45


PUBLC NOICE


7
NOTICE -TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
AMENDED BID NO. 9596-10 '
SThe Board of Couty Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida. will receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corporation Interested in
providing to the County the following:
FinancIng for a 1996 Ford 150 (oulf
County Building Department),
Amount to be financed 8,700.00 -
annual payments beginning January
15,1997
-Delivery date must be specified.
q'Lqildated.damages for failure to deliver unit on
specified date will be setfat $25.00 per day.
Please indicate on the envelope that this Is a
SEALED. BID. the BID NUMBER, and what the
BID Is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 o'clock p.m.,
E.S.T., January 9, 1996, at the Office of the Clerk
of'Circult Court, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000
Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
The board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTIT COMMISSIONER, OGUL
COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/Billy E.'Tralor, Chairmman
2tc, December 21 and 28, 1995
NOTICE OF SHEBRIP'8 SALE.
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 plantiff. and
LOIS RENE KELSOE. was defendant ,being
case'#9589 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 sOZX
IUm JN1CZ14SBGX14O72
ind 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 A.M., 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 liens,
encumbrances and 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 of the above
described execution.





REAL ESTAT


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

1/2 acre lot with septic tank. $9.500.
Overstreet Road. Owner financing.
227-2020. ask for Billy. tfc 12/7

LOTS FOR SAL-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet, Road, g miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-q,_Ade 12 /7-'.'.'r 27



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


/s/Frank McKelthen, Sheriffof Gulf County. Florida
4tc, December 14, 21, 28, 1995 & January 4, 1996.

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9506-13
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, will receive sealed bids from any
person. company, or corporamon Interested In
performing the following services for Gulf County-
Construction of one emergency berm on the
coastal ea of Gulf County.
Complete plans and specifications of the work to
be performed are available at Preble-Rlsh. Inc.;
326 Reid Avenue; Port SL Joe. FL 32456 Plans
and specifications.can be picked up or viewed at
Preble-Rish, Inc. between the hours of 8:00 AM
and 5:00 PM ET Monday-Friday (Excluding
holidays). .
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver unit on
ipeclfed date will be set at $25.00 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 o'clockP.M., Eastern
Time, December 29, 1995, at the Office of the
Clerk! of the Circuit Court, Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street, Port St Joe,
Florida 32456. The Board reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Billy E. Traylor. Chairman
2tc. December 21 and 28. 1995. ,

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9596-12
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, will receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corporation Interested in
purchasing from the County the following
described personal property:
28 Lamp Post Type Lights
Specifications can be obtained from the Gulf
County Planning/Building Department, Room
147, 1000 5th Street Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (904)
229-8994.
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and what the Bid
is for.
Bids will be received until 5 o'clock P.M.,' E.S.T.,
January 9 1996, at.the Office of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth
Street, Port St Joe, Florida 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids. C
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
/s/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk of Courts
2tc, December 21 and 28, 1995.


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9506-14
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida will receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corporation Interested In
providing to the County the following:
1 20 z 48 addition to the
White City Fire Deprtment.
SpeclflcaUons can be obtained from the Gulf
County Planning/Building Departmenl Monday
through Friday. 800 am 5:00 p.m., E.S.T.
Successful bidder mist meet insurance and
license requirements f Gulf County.
.Delivery date must he specified
'Liquidated dam&aes for failire L, deliver unit on
specilfed date will be set at S25 .00 per day, .,1'..
Plese I dle oe the epll.:lpe ium tlils is a
SEALED BLD. ihe BID NUMBER. mid whur the
BID is for. .' '
Bids'wll 'be received until 5:i0 o'clock, p.m.,
E.S.T., January 9, 1996; at the Office of the Clerk
of Circuit Court, Gulf Comity ,Courthouse, 1000
Fifth Street. Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/ Billy E. Tauyl.:.. Chai-rmwi
2te, December 26 1995 rlil Juillan, 4, 1996.


. Gulf C tty Comission oMinutes


p.m., E.D.T.
Emergency Management Director
Wells opened the meeting with prayer, and
Chairman Hammond led the Pledge of
Allegiance to the Flag.
HURRICANE OPAL UPDATE -
Emergency Management Director Wells
gave the latest coordinates of Hurricane
Opal. He stated that the latest projections
received on Hurricane Opal, as of 11:00
a.m., E.D.T. predicted Opal would make
landfall between Mobile, Alabama and
Pensacola, Florida. Emergency
Management Director Wells stated that as
of 2:00 p.m., E.D.T., evacuation was recom-
mended for Gulf County residents living in
mobile homes or low lying areas.
LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY -
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the Board declared a local state
of emergency and recommended that resi-
dents begin making necessary preparations
for evacuation.
With no further business and upon
motion by Commissioner Armstrong, sec-
ond by'Commissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
4:57 p.m.,'E.D.T. and the Board agreed to
meet at 9:00 a.m., E.D.T. on October 4,
1995.
/s/ Michael L. Hammond, Chairman
Attest: Benny C. sister, Clerk
OCTOBER 4, 1995
EMERGENCY MEETING
The Gulf County'Board of County
Commissioners met this date in Emergency
Session with the, following members pre-
sent: Chairman Michael L. Hammond and
Commissioners Warren J. Yeager, Jr., and
Nathan Peters, Jr. Commissioners Billy E.
Traylor and Jesse V. Armstrong were
absent. Others Present were: Chief Deputy
Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham, Emergency
Management Director/Administrator Larry
Wells, Emergency Management Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, South Gulf County EMS
Director Shane McGuffln, Sheriff Frank
McKeithen, Building Inspector Richard
Combs, Maintenance Supervisor Joe
Bearden, and Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford.
The meeting came to order at 6:40
a.m., E.D.T.
Emergency Management Director
Wells opened the meeting with prayer and
Chairman Hammond led the Pledge of
Allegiance to the Flag.
CONDITIONAL MANDATORY EVAC-
UATION Emergency Management Director
Wells gave a current report on Hurricane
Opal. Commissioner Peters moved to order
a mandatory evacuation for the entire coun-
ty; The motion died for lack of a.second.
Commissioner Yeager moved to order a
mandatory evacuation for all low lying
areas and mobile homes. The motion'died
for lack of a second. Chairman Hammond
passed the Chair .to Commissioner Peters
and moved to order a mandatory evacua-
tion of all areas south of the intercostal
canal and all mobile homes in the County.
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion'
and it passed 2-1 with CommissionerPeters
opposing because he felt the entire county
needed to be evacuated. Commissioner
Petersreturned the Chair to Chairman
Hammond.
COURTHOUSE CLOSED Upon
motion by Commissioner Peters,second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to close the Courthouse
October 4, 1995 due to Hurricane Opal.
The Chairman recessed the meeting
until 9:00 a.m., E.D.T.
RECONVENE The Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners recon-
vened the emergency meeting at 9:10 am.,
E.D.T. with the following members present:
,Chairman Michael L. Hammond and
Commissioners Billy E. Traylor, Nathan
Peters, Jr., and Warren J. Yeager, Jr.
Commissioner Jesse V. Armstrong was
absent. Others present were: Chief Deputy
Clerk Douglas C Birmingham, Emergency
Management Olrector/Administrator Larry
Wells. Emergency Management
Coordinator Marshall Nelson, Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Building
Inspector Richard Combs, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, Maintenance
Supervisor Joe Bearden and South Gulf
County EMS Director Shane McGuffln.
VOLUNTARY EVACUATION -
Emergency Management Director Wells
gave an update on Hurricane Opal. Upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vole,


I Tre U D U q 0.1S .JO. STHU- SDAYI D EC-8v 5Ai I IAt a* wn > i j O 7 r5, A *fl

Yeager requested that the Sheriffs' motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Department continue to police the Cape Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
San Bias area even after the road is the meeting did then adjourn at 8:15 p.m.,
repaired, permitting only residents and E.D.T. October 5, 1995.
necessary personnel to travel on the Cape. /s/ Michael L.Hammond, C;airman
With no further business and upbn Attest: Benny C. Lister, Clerk ,




^H SALES


the Board agreed to request voluntary evac-
uation for all areas north of the intercostal
canal.
Chairman Hammond recessed th'e
meeting until 11:00 a.m., E.D.T.
RECONVENE The Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners recon-
vened the emergency meeting with the fol-
lowing members present: Chairman
Michael L. Hammond, Commissioners Billy
E. Traylor, Nathan Peters, Jr., and Warren
J. Yeager, Jr. Commissioner Jesse V.
Armstrong was absent. Others present
were: Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Emergency Management
Director/Administrator Larry Wells,
Emergency Management Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, Chief Administrator Don
Butler, Building Inspector Richard Combs,
Solid Waste Director Joe Danford,
Maintenance Supervisor ;Joe Bearden,
Sheriff Frank McKelthen and South Gulf
County EMS Director Shane McGuffit.
Emergency Management Director
Wells gave a report on Hurricane Opal.
CURFEW AND BAN OF ALCOHOLIC
BEVERAGES Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen requested the Board to ban the
sale of alcoholic beverages In Gulf County
and to Impose a curfew due to Hurricane
Opal. Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager. second by Commissioner Peters and
unanimous vote, the Board ordered a ban
on the sale of alcoholic beverages beginning
at 11:00 a.m., E.D.T. and lasting for 24
hours. Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board ordered a
curfew in Gulf County beginning at ,6:00
p.m. E.D.T. October 4, 1995 and ending at
6:00 a.m., E.D.T. October 5, 1995.
The Chairman recessed the meeting
until further notice.
RECONVENE The" Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners' recon-
vened the emergency meeting at 12:05
p.m., E.D.T. October 5, 1995 with the fol-
lowing members present: Chairman
Michael L. Hammond, Commissionrs Billy,
E. Traylor. Nathan Peters. Jr.. and Warren
J. Yeager, Jr. Commissioner Jesse V.
Armstrong was absent. Others present
were: Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Emergency Management
Director/Administrator Lairy Wells,
Emergency Management Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, Chief Administrator Don
Butler, Building Inspector Richard Combs,
Solid Waste Director Joe Danford,
Maintenance. Supervisor Joe Bearden,
Sheriff Frank McKeithen and South Gulf
County EMS Director Shane McGuffln.
Emergency Management Director
'Wells commended volunteer Gerald Swan
and South Gulf County EMS Director for
their performance during Hurricane Opal.
Emergency Management Director Wells
gave an overview of the damage sustained
by Gulf County and recommended proce-
dures for emergency repairs.
EMERGENCY REPAIRS CS0E -
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board contracted with C. W.
Roberts to make emergency repairs to
C30E. Solid Waste Director Danford gave a
damage report. Commissioner Peters
thanked the Port St. Joe City Police
Department and Volunteer Gerald Swan for
their services during Hurricane Opal. The
Chairman recessed the meeting until ifr-
ther notice.
RECONVENE The Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners recon-
vened the emergency meeting at 7:45 p.m.,
E.D.T. October 5, 1995 with the following
members present: Chairman Michael L.
Hammond, Commissioners Warren J.
Yeager. Jr., and Billy E. Traylor.
STUMPHOLE Emergency
Management Director Wells discussed a
* grant to mitigate the Smumphole area at
Cape San Bias and the Board expressed a
desire to pursue application for this grant.
SHELTER Emergency Management
Director 'Wells' reported that a shelter had
been 'opened at Long Avenue Baptist
Church. 'He also discussed preliminary
damage assessment.
COUNTY EMPLOYEE PAY Upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous vote,
the Board approved for all county employ-
ees. including salaried employees, to be
paid for all regular and overtime hours.
involved In the emergency response activi-
ties of Hurricane Opal.
CAPE SAN BLAS- Commissioner


BEACH

RENTALS,

CAPE SAN BLAS :.
INDIAN PASS
MEXICO BEACH
ST. JOEBEACH,
PORT ST..JOE REA. O


BAY FRONT LOT at CAPE SAN BLAS. Lovely building site on the bay
front Has permitted septic tank (already installed) and dock. Has numerous
trees and is perfect for a private home or rental income property. Located
only 2.5 miles from St.Joseph State Park. Priced at only $49,900.
NEW LISTING MEXICO BEACH OLEANDER AVENUE -
VACANT LOT 50' x 150'. Only one half block from dedicated beach!
$49,900.00. Call Brenda at (904) 648-8215.
NEW LISTING PORT ST. JOE 108 Westcott Circle OPEN, AIRY,
UPDATED & COMFORTABLE block home. Three bedrooms, 1.5 ceramic
tile baths. Liv. rm. steps down to LARGE dining room, kitchen w/bar &
SPACIOUS FAMILY ROOM. Hardwood floors & carpe llhroughout. Lg.
inside laundry, outside storage. GOOD NEIGHBORS! $77.000. REDUCED
TO $72,000.
GULF FRONT at CAPE SAN BLAS....CAPE HAVEN 150' on the gulf !!
approximately 500' deep (1.73 ac). Great site for:,single: or multiple
dwellings. Fantastic view of the gulf. Approximately 150' of land behind the:
Coastal Construction Control Line. GREAT SUNSETS! Super' location for
investment property. Price $225,000.
GULF FRONT at INDIAN PASS....MONEY BAYOU Large secluded
tract (house on one side....bayou on the other). Beautiful view of the gulf and
bayou, plus loads of vegetation. Lovely building site for an investment
property or full time residence. OWNER FINANCING W/25%c DOWN.
Priced at $250,000. -
MEXICO BEACH, 245 NAN NOOK RD., GRAND ISLE SUBD., RARE:
FIND-Private, almost new and ENERGY EFFICIENT! Living rm. has
cathedral ceiling! 3/2, c/ha wheat pump, garage, sprinkler system. landscaped.
Appliances included. Approx. 1700'. $89,900. Reduced to $85,000. Call Brenda
Lynn, agent, 904-648-8215. .
GULF ACCESS at CAPE SAN BLAS....THE BOARDWALK 2
BR/2BA. Deeded access to the gulf and_association, POOL. Completely
furnished! Has great rental potential for investor. View of gulf & bay from
upper deck. Price $118,000, REDUCED.
GULF FRONT SEA CLIFFS CAPE SAN BLAS 3/2.5 TOWNHOME.
Fully furnished. Great rental potential for investor. Access to association
pool. Beautiful beach, plus fantastic sunsets. Price $152,500.
GULF FRONT at GULF PINES Lovely, large gulf front, home on the'
beach. 2600 square feet. 3 br., 2.5 ba. Two enclosed garage areas; wooden
spiral staircase, elevator, security system, sprinkler system, plus many other
features. For price and-additional information, give us a call;
GULF VIEW at GULF PINES Large lovely home with good view of, and
deeded access. to, the gulf. 4br/4ba, 2,000 square feet, open and screened
decks, fireplace, heat recovery system, satellite TV,-2 car enclosed garage
and concrete parking. Price $169,000
GULF FRONT near GULF PINES Like new....2/2 townhlome. Furnished.
Great rental potential for investor. Lovely view of beach. No association
dues. Concrete parking and large utility room. Priced at $96,000.
GULF ACCESS CAPE DUNES CAPE SAN BLAS This 2 BR 2 BA
home is priced at only $89,900 and is being sold furished. Has open deck
and deeded access to beach. Has parking underihousei r:.:;l ir: '--::.""" :,-.


Tom Todd Realty nc.
HC 1 Box 150, Port St. Joe, FL 32456

800-876-2611 or 904-227-1501
Craig Todd, Associate Brenda J. Lynn, Associate


Nancy Todd, Associate


Marie M. Todd, Rental Mgr.
Thomas M. Todd, Broker


Fantasy Properties In Ac.

1200 U. S. Hwy. 98 John M. Delorme, Realtorl. Joy Holder 648-8493-
MOiO c 647-3633 Joan Kent 647-3264
Mexico Beach; FL 32410 '* Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor Judie McCormick 648-8595
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478 647-8939 Don Rains- 647-3270
Moira Ritch 647-5286
Joan Smithwick 648-8121


WATERFRONT
Mexico Beach large two story stilt townhouse on the Gulf, end
unit, 3 bd., 3 ba., tastefully decorated, all elec. kitchen, fully fur-
nished, 2 Ig. decks overlooking Gulf. Paved parking underneath -
new roof -.approximately 1985 sq. ft. Not on- rental program -
S$210,000.
St. Joe Beach recently constructed 4 bd., 3 ba. gulf front home.
Features an all elec. kitchen, 2 Ig. decks, fully furnished including
icemaker refrig., dishwasher, microwave, 2.color TV's, outdoor hot
and cold shower. 2 aic units, paved parking underneath. Excellent
Rental history. $285,000.
Gulf Front St..Joe Beach. Beautiful decorated 3 bd., 2 ba., 1/2 of
Sduplex, completely remodeled in 1992, 1 bd., 1 ba. downstairs, 2
bd., 1 ba. upstairs, washer/dryer, new ch/a, excellent rental.
$199,000.
MEXICO BEACH
rWATERVIEW townhouse 2 bd:, 1 1/2 ba., Hwy. 98 and 28th St.,
furnished, no storm water damage. $70,000.
209 Virginia St. Hamilton mobile home, 14'x70', 1989, has Fla. rm.
addition, cen. h&a, split 2 bdrm. plan, 2 ba., w/garden tub, quiet
neighborhood, located on 2 nicely landscaped lots, Ig. until, shed.
$65,000.
Business for Sale, Existing Pizza Restaurant and Bakery. locally
'owned and operated, well established business. Excellent location in
high traffic area of Mexico Beacn $49,000. Owner financing availa-
ble. Call for details.
Mexico Beach Gulf View. 121 First St. Steps to the beach, well
maintained 3 BR, 1 ba. home w/new carpet & vinyl. Cen. h&a,
$69,500.
316 Hatley Dr. Center unit in triplex. Nice quiet neighborhood, 3
bdrm., 2 ba. $55;,000.
117 First St., 2 bd., 1 ba. still beacn house, excellent rental,:nice
weekend retreat, completely furnished, $49,000.
BEACH SIDE
129 Circle Drive, great view, Florida room, deck, 3 bd/2 ba. com-
Spletely updated, excellent rental, furnished, $150,000.
Mexico Beach Beachside Excellent rental, 1/2 of duplex, water
view from deck, 2 bdrm., 1 1/2 ba., cen. h&a, appliances' stove, re-
Sfrig., dishwasher, microwave, dryer, $77,000.
-Corner of 31st St. -Duplex each side of duplex has 1 bd., 1 ba.,
neatly furnished. Approx. 100' hwy. frontage. Zoned tourist/
commercial. $90,000.
110 40th St. ApA #2- b lbabl seLeplose to beach, re-
duced to F0,all~drffe rP r1
109B S. 38th St. Summer Place #11 Nicely furnished 3 bd. 1.5
bath townhouse. Fully furnished including w/d, elec. kit., d.w., house
has new a/c system and new hot water heater. Excellent rental po-
Stential. $72,500.
; GULF AIRE
Gulfalre Sub. 213 Sea Pines Dr. Lg. 4 bd., 3 ba. home, Kitchen ap-
pliances, included, screened patio, plenty of closet space, balcony
off master bdrm., partially fenced back yd., cedar siding. Nice neigh-
borhood with pool & tennis court privileges. Priced to sell at
$129,000.


8401 Tradewinds Dr. Never miss a'sunset from this custom-built,
gulf view 2-story cedar home. Offers 4/5 bd., 3 ba. over-sized stone
fireplace, fam. rm. w/wet bar & surround-sound speakers. This is a
comfortable family and entertainment home. $178,500.
GulfAire Dr. Triplex, two 3 bd., 2 ba. units and one 1 bd., 1 ba.
unit, very nice, good investment, all 3 at $175, 000

ST. JOE BEACH
142 Bay St. One block to beach, corner lot, 2 bd., 1 ba., deck, pil-
ings, storage underneath, $74,500.
St. Joe Beach Modular home 221 Court St. Remodelled, fur-
nished, 2 bd., 1 ba., covered deck, high lot, partial water vie3.
$35,000.
St. Joe Beach 229 Coronado St. Completely furnished, carpeted,
2 bd., 1 ba. cottage, 1 1/2 blocks to beach, new roof, screened
porch on nice 75'x125' lot. $63,000.
229 Coronado St. Completely furnished, carpeted, 2 bd., 1 ba. cot-
tage, 1 1/2 blocks,to beach. New roof, screened porch on nice
65'x125' lot. $63,000.
6918 W. Highway 98 Great Viewf the Gulf from this 4 bd., 2 ba.
stucco house across t ddicaeaeeach. House has screened
porches, partially flqg~ LplI Located on large 100' x 100'
lot. Priced to sell. $ 0o".
14C Bay St. Nice 3 bd., 1 ba. frame home on a nice lot in a seclud-
ed neight~ohdodHuse halg[eascf ti Alglnd a 14'x24' auxil-
iary buildi1%l dBI Bll a --
6917 Georgia Ave. Modular home in excel, cond. Many features in-
cluding double garage, workshop, front & back porch, concrete drive,
cathedral ceiling & Ig. liv. irm., 3 bd, 2 ba., landscaped & TV satellite
dish. Must see to appreciate. $62,900. Make offer.
100 Santa Anna. Frame duplex 2 bd., 1 ba. upstairs, 1 bd., 1 ba.
downstairs, 1/2 block to beach. Good rental history; $8090900 Re-
duced to $75,000.
Coronado #7 2 bd., 1 1/2 ba. townhome, unrestricted gulf view,
furnished, nice. Reduced to $65,000. Make offer.

BEACON HILL
Lucia Ave. Approx. 1/2 acre restricted lot is ready for your future
home with 900 gallon septic tank (plus "sump pump") permitted for 3
bd/2 ba. house, cleared and chain link fenced, $30,000.
Beacon Hill 218, Triton St. Great property to use for vacation/
weekends or permanent living. Comfortable home on level treed lot -
.close to beach. UPDATEDI 1992 bathroom kitchen cabinets, floor-
ing. Living room din. rm., kitchen 3 bd., 1 ba. Call to see.
$75,90. Reduced to $69,500.

PORT ST. JOE
105 Hunter St., Oak e Gregat slier home 2 bd., with study
or 3 bd., 1 ba., den, GIJll rrrljvorkshop on a nice 89'x60'
lot. Priced to sell at $


WEWA, HOWARD CREEK,WHITE CITY
White City, 6672 Gardenia St., be right in the middle of activi-
ties-Swim, Fish and Hunt. Then go home and relax in this very at-
tractive 1800 sq. ft. home that offers: 3 bd., 2 ba., cathedral ceil-
ing, stone f.p., porches, double car garage, 16'x32' inground
POOL. All of this and more on a landscaped 1/2 acre (Adjoining
1Ai available for $5,000) $89,500.
Squirrel Ave. FISH, RELAX & BE IN COMFORT. This well-built A-
frame home is situated on 2 cleared lots. Offers 4 bd., 1 1/2 ba.,
loft area, livJdining area w/open cross-beamed ceiling. Kit. has'
new cabinets & new vinyl flooring. Can. air, gas heater, new hot
water tank. Ig. screened front porch: This and more for a very af-
fordable price of $48 600.00. Reduced to $38,500.

S. OVERSTREET
200 Canal Dr., Nice corner lot with a 2 bd., 1 ba. mobile home,
handyman's special, $27,900.
406 N. Canal St. Watch the boats go.by from your comfortable 2
bd., 2 ba. stucco home with 100' on Intracoastal Canal, chla, all
elec., priV. fence, 2 storage bldgs., satellite dish. Peaceful neigh-
borhood reduced $09000. Reduced $69,500.

COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT PROPERTY,
PORT ST. JOE
2.5 plus acres commercial/industrial with old garage, lots of possi-
biliti'es, $99,000.
MEXICO BEACH
37th St. approx. 75'x100' beachside, Pier Road., $57,000.
ST. JOE BEACH
U.S. 98 between Balboa & Magellan 3/4 block & 1 lot Permit-
ted for condos only. $330,000
LOTS
SEASHORES SUBDIVISION
Corner Nautilus Americus, Lot 1, BIk. A, nice corner lot,
85'x150', $20,000.
Nautilus Dr.,'BIk. A, lot 3, good size $18,000.
Nautilus Dr., BIk. A, Lot 9, city water, city sewer, 80'x150' lot.
$20,000.
GULFAIRE SUBDIVISION
Sea Pines Drive, Lot 5, BIk. B, nice lot for your dream home; re-
stricted subd. with swimming pool & tennis court. $26,900.
Gulfaire Dr., Lot 22, block "D", nice lot, single family, priced to
sell. Reduced to $15,000.
Lots 32 and 33, BIk. C, Gulfaire, Phase II. Sewer tap paid;
$418,00. Reduced to $16,500 for a limited period of time. Owner
will sen BOTH LOTS together at a reduced price. Make offer.
GulfAire Dr. Lot 11, Block C, Phase 2 approx. 75'x125',
$29,000.
GulfAire Dr. Lot 9, Block G, Phase 2 approx. 74'x120' -
close to pool & tennis court, $22,800
GulfAire Dr. Lot 15, Block C, Phase 2 approx. 85'x125',
$22,900
MEXICO BEACH
Cypress St. (off 15th St.) 2 large commercial lots 124'x87.5'
for a total of 250' on road to be sold together $35,000.
Azalea St. Nice residential lot, 75'x100'. Good neighborhood,
priced to sell at $12,900.
5th St. Large lot, nice area, zoned for homes only, $12,500.
Robin Lane: Lot 9, Block 3, Unit 17. Nice residential neighbor-
hood. $11,500.
Grand Isle Subd. Lot 3 & 4, Block D, unit 15 approx. 70' x 100'
each zoned houses only. $10,000 each, both for $18,500.
Large corner lot, corner Hatley Dr. & Hwy. 386, Mexico Beach.
Zoned residential, $17,500.
Robin Lane, lot for sale, houses only, $11,500.
South 36th St.: Excellent 75' x 100' lot 4th from water, $65,000
8th St., between Oleander & Fortner, 50'x50',. $17,500


Corner of Robin Lane & Hwy. 386-A. Nice vacant lot. Reduced
$14,000 Make offer.
Robin Lane Unit 17, Block 1, Lot 10 approx. 250'x100' irregu-
lar shape, has septic tank, restricted to houses $17,500
Grand Isle Kim Kove Lot 8, Block C, :Unit 15 houses,
$12,000
Grand Isle Nan Nook & Kim Kove Lot 19, Block D approx.
71.8'x115'- houses $11,500
ST. JOE BEACH
High elevation close to beach. BI6ck 46, lot 7, 75x125' $19,000;
Block 46 lot 11, 75X125, $21,000. May be used for mobile
homes or houses.
Atlantic St. 50' x 100' lot, steps to water, $20,000.
Pineda St.: Four 50'x125' lots, 1 block.to beach, $20,000:eac.h.
Americus & Selma -Lot 13, BIk. 10,. Unit .1 approx. 75'x150',
$15,500.
Americus & Selma Lot 11, BIk. 10,Unit 1 approx. 84'x150.
$14,500.
PORT ST. JOE.
Nice.residential lot Garrison Ave. Cleared and ready for your new
home, 75'x150'. Lot 9, Block 92, Unit 2. High and dry. $15,000.
Garrison Ave. Nice residential lot cleared and ready for. your
new home. 75'x150' Lot 9, Block 92, 'Unit 2. High and dry.
$46;0- $13,000.
BEACON HILL
Faulk Place. Vacant lot 100'x120' approx. with large septic tank,
$21,000.
Beacon Hill Estates Hwy. 386 Lot 9, Block 1, Unit 1 approx.
100'x120', $17,000
Beacon Hill Estates Lucia Ave. Lot 10, Block 1, Unit 1, Approx.
100'x120' 13,000
Beacon Hill Estates: Triton St. Lots 5 & 6. Block 3, Unit 1 Irreg-
ular $32.000.
Starfish & Cowries Ave. Lot 20, Block 22, $13,5b0 0,6
OVERSTREET
Creekwood: Package Deal two interior lots give yo over 1 acre,
$20.00.
Creekwood: Two recreational' lots 150' on .Wtappo, Creek,
$22,000.
Sunshine Farms 7 .+ acres, $7,500 per acre. One parcel with .
septic tank at $14,500 if sold separately.
Creekwood Estates Lot 17, 1/2 acre, $11,000

WEWAHITCHKA
Land's Landing Lots 9 and 10, Riverside Park, Land Drive. 1
block to boat basin, $8,000 ea. Both lots available for less mo-
nies.
Enjoy country living at Gulf County Farms, 4 acres, $15,700.
Stone Mill Creek close to great freshwater fishing, 'ecih lot:
$6,900. Blk. D, lot 1 and lot 3. .
Riverside Estates Lot 6 & 7, Block 7, Unit 3, 75'x125' each.
Priced $7,500 for both.
Wetappo Creek AND Hwy. 386 Frontage. 15.4 m/l acres of'se-
rene and peaceful country. Many possibilities for development or
just your own private homesite. Call our office now for more de-
tails. $55.000.




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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 28, 1995


Shark Tourney In Progress


Eight Teams Playing In Don


The Port St. Joe High School
basketball Sharks are hosting
their fifth annual Gulf County
Basketball Classic this week,
which is currently in progress in
the Dome.
The Classic got underway
yesterday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.,
with four games on tap for the
first day of the tournament.
Play will resume today
[Thursday] at 3:30, with four'
games being scheduled today and
tomorrow, the final day of play.
Games are scheduled for 3:30.
5:00, 6:30, and 8:00 on both
A -,I~t, k


days, witn
game schedule
day.
Eight tear
the three day
from Panama.
include: Apala
Blountstown,
High, Mosley
Port St. Joe.
During th


from left to right, in the front row, are: Chris Williams, C. J. Jones, Camer
-Adkison, Dan Bolden, Dominique Ward and Jermaine Larry. Back row: Brian Jenh
Dan Baxter, Doyle Crosby, Chad Quinn and James Daniels.


the Sharks have sponsored the
"Classic" during the Christmas
holiday vacation from school,
Pensacola Catholic won the first
one, Madisonville, Ky., the second
and the Sharks have won the last
two. Also, during the past two
years, the Sharks have won the
state Class 2A championship and
were the runners-up in, for the

Forestry

Service


me championship
.d at 8:00 p.m. Fri- 7 FurOughed

ms are involved in All U. S. Forest Service offic-
contest, all the way es, campgrounds and recreation
City to Eustis. They areas closed at the end of the day
Ichicola, Bay High. Tuesday, December 19 in the ab-
Eustis, Florida sence of a 1996 appropriation
High, Sneads and from Congress. Along with other
government agencies, the Forest
ie past four years Service will go on "furlough" until
an appropriation or continuing
resolution is approved. Forest
Si Service facilities will reopen na-
^ i tionwide the day after such bud-
I get legislation is passed.
r" "We hope to be back in busi-
Sness soon." said Karl P. Siderits,
S Forest Supervisor for the National
Forests in Florida. "I apologize to
the many forest users who will be
Impacted by this temporary shut-

Certain personnel will tempo-
rarily remain on duty to ensure
the orderly shutdown of govern-
ment operations. Others will stay
S on during the furlough to ensure
the safety and security of govern-
Sment offices and property and to
be available to receive emergency
notifications. Emergency calls
only should be directed to;(904)
942-9310. Florida's Division of
Forestry can be called to report.
wildfires if Forest Service can not
be reached. Should an emergen-
cy, such as -a forest fire, occur
needed personnel would be inmme-
Sdiately called back to duty. -
S Although the U. Si Forest.
t Service is an agency of the De-
S apartment of Agriculture, its fund-
ing is received through the De-
partment. of Interior and related
"" agencies appropriation along with
Sthe national parks. Department
ton Likely, Barry of Agriculture's appropriation has
kins, Des Baxter, been approved by Congress and
S all other U.S.D.A. agencies will
remain at work.


Recycling Can Cause Pest Problems


ze Through Fr

state title, losing at a game-
ending buzzer, last year.
S Coach Vern Eppinette said,
'This tournament offers basket-
ball fans of Gulf County the op-
portunity to see some top-notch
competition during this "Classic"


Winners


Game 5
Losers
SDec. 28


Game
Games 5 &
Dec. 29 5:(



Game 6
Losers
Dec. 28


'iday Evening
and it allows our kids to compete
with some of the best teams
around."
[See the tournament game
bracket in the adjoining col-
umn for time and games to be
played.]


Panama City Bay
Game 2
Dec. 27 5:00
Eustis
Game 7
Games 2 & 3 Winners
3:30 Dec. 28
Apalachicola
Game 3
Dec. 27 6:30
10 Florida High (
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Blountstown
Game I
Dec: 27 3:30
Panama City Mosley Game 8
Games 1&4 Winners
5:00 Dec. 28
Sneads
SGame 4
Dec. 27 8:00
Fort 5t.Joe


Game 9
Losers Games 5 &.6
Dec. 29 3:30


Games 2 &3
5:30


Game 12
Games 7 &
Dec. 29 8:00


Games 1 & 4
1:00


Game 11.
Losers Games 7 &8
Dec. 29 6:30


Game 1 Blountstown vs. Mosley 3:30 December 27
Game 2 Bay vs. Eustis 5:00 December 27
Game 3 Apalachicola vs. Florida High 6:30 December 27
Game 4 Sneads vs.Port St Joe 8:00 December 27
Game 5 Losers of Games 2 & 3 3:30 December 28
Game 6 Losers of Games 1 & 4 5:00 December 28
Game 7 Winners of Games 2 &3 6:30 December 28
Game 8 Winners of Games 1 & 4 8:00 December 28
Game 9 Losers of Games 5 & 6 3:30 December 29
Game 10 -Winners of Games 5 & 6 5:00 December 29
Game 11 Losers'of Games 7 & 8 6:30 December 29
Game 12 Winners of Games 7 & 8 8:00 December 29



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Nowadays, everyone is con-
cerned about, the environment.
One good way to protect it is to
recycle-everything from newspa-
pers to plastics to aluminum
cans. But the Florida Pest Con-
trol Association warns that with-
out taking the proper precau-
tions, recycling can be a way of
-inviting unwanted pests into your
home.
Juice left in a carton.,:sodaior
beer left in a can or even apple-
sauce from a glass jar can feed a
hoard of flies, ants or roaches for
days. So it is important to rinse
out every container that you de-
posit in your recycling bin.
It is also a good idea to hose
down the recycling bins on a reg-
ular basis. Without realizing it,
many people allow f6odstuffs to
accumulate in the bottom/of bins
even if they are properly rinsing
most food containers.
As the holiday season ap-
proaches many people will host
parties where a recycling contain-
er may be placed in a kitchen or
rec room. Be sure to take the bins
outside or into the garage imme-
diately after an event to eliminate
the possibility' of 01ag-term un-
wanted guests. i
Here are some other handy
tips for people who recycle:
Empty recycling bins fre-
quently. If items are not routinely
picked up at curbSide, take them
to the recycle center yourself. The
trip is worth protecting your
home and family health.
Use covered recycling con-
tainers whenever possible. Make
sure that the lids on your trash
cans are tightly covered, also.
Wash plastic and metal re-


J.


cycling bins often. Consider lining
them with a plastic bag to catch
spills.

Rinse all food and drink
containers before placing them in


bins. With particularly sticky,
gooey foods, use a one to ten per-,
cent solution of dishwashing de-
tergent in the water.

SDon't keep recycling bins in


the" kitchen. A garage or outer
porch is much safer.
Notify your pest control op-
erator that the area where bins
are stored may need special at-
tention.


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with a few of the toys they donated to the HRS sponsored "Wish- Upon A Star" program during the
Christmas season.


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