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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR, NUMBER 18
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, JANUARY 4,1996
Events of 1995 Hav A
Lasting Effect on County
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St. Joe Forest Products Company, Box Plant.
The year of 1995 was a particularly trau-
matic year for the people of Port St. Joe and
Gulf County. It was a year which left us pon-
dering over whether it was a good year or a
year which portends of bad things to come.
It was definitely a "bad news" year for com-
mercial fishermen and their continuing efforts
to follow a trade which has been with us since
man first began to harvest his own food. Paper
mill and box plant workers shared a sense of
apprehension over the events of the year just
Otherwise the year was an interesting one:
from the-eonviciJoajand removal from office of
the county's Sheriff to the destructive visit of
At least one bit of good news, which re-
vealed that only one victim of traffic was felt
this year. A second victim was also experi-
enced, but he met death on the city streets of
A man and his daughter disappeared in the
Gulf of Mexico while playing in the surf on a
rubber raft as one of three storms approached
the vicinity of Gulf County beaches during the
The news wasn't all bad with the largest
number of high honor graduates in history re-
ceiving diplomas from Gulf County schools.
Port St. Joe also received grants to con-
struct the first ever complete marina here dur-
ing 1995 and property was made available for
still another park inside the city limits.
SWe have tried to categorize 'the 0 most im-
portant stories of the year, in the space follow-
Sing. The stories may or may not have. affected
you as we have them listed but they are in the
order which we believe affected the most peo-
ple. Here is our attempt at the top 10 stories of
FIRST-We have topped the list with the
announced sale of the St. Joseph Telecommu-
'nications and St. Joe Forest Products compa-
nies as the story which had the most effect-
real or imagined-on the people of Gulf County.
The phone company.was sold in September
to an investment firm in Fort Worth, Texas. The
company sold its Gulf Telephone Company, St.
Joseph Telephone and Telegraph Company and
the Florala Telephone Company. The local firm
is the only telephone company owned by the
In November, a new venture consisting of
Stone Container and Box USA agreed on the
sale of St. Joe Forest Products Mill and con-
tainer subsidiaries for a total purchase price
price of $390,000,000.
Box USA is the operational name of Four M
Corporation, which presently operates a string
of container plants and has agreed to purchase
St. Joe's 16 container plants and enter a joint
venture with Stone Container for purchase of
the paper mill.
The sale is still subject to a vote of SJPC
stockholders during the first quarter of the new
SECOND-The next most important story
just has to be events surrounding the visit of
hurricane Opal to Gulf County.
Opal was only one of three to visit the vicin-
ity during the year, but the only one which left
significant damage. Hurricane Erin took the
lives of a Georgia man and his daughter while
they were vacationing on Cape San Blas. Frank
Sadler and daughter Meagan were playing
around the water's edge on a rubber raft when
they disappeared with no trace of them to this
The hurricane was the second of the season
(See LASTING EFFECT on Page 3)
Sold to Four M Company After 57 Years Under Same Ownership
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'Hurricane Opal inflicted a tremendous amount of damage with its
storm surge as it came ashore in October.
No Change of Status Calls for
No Action on Part of Homeowner
Gulf County Property Ap-
praiser Kesley Colbert announced
this week a change in the home-
stead exemption process for
1996. "We are going to automatic
Srenewals for the upcoming year.
If a homeowner was receiving a
homestead for the prior year and
there is no change in the status
of the property they will automat-
ically receive the exemption. They
do not have to send the card
back, call, come in or do any-
thing. This change also applies to
widow's exemption, disability ex-
emption and agricultural classi-
The Appraiser's office has
mailed out approximately 3500
receipt cards notifying owners
they have automatically received
their exemption and they need to
respond only If they are no longer
eligible for the exemption. A re-
cent Florida law grants the ap-
praiser the option of using the
automatic system. "We studied
this change from every conceiva-
ble angle," Colbert added. "First
and foremost, it will be more con-
venient for the citizens of Gulf
County. It should also cost less
due to the fewer numbers of mail
outs. And It certainly seems to be
working well in;the counties that
have already started using It."
One drawback Colbert men-
tioned was the possible rise in
homestead exemption fraud. "Un-
fortunately, there are a few out
there who attempt to circumvent
the rules. A big part of our Job Is
to see that.doesn't happen. But
we are not going to inconvenience
or penalize the vast majority for
the actions of a few."
Colbert also stressed the au-
tomatic renewal applies only to
existing homesteads. New home-
owners who are eligible for the
first time must filean original ex-
emption request in the property
appraiser's, office on or before
March 1. 'There will be some con-
fusion, I'm sure," Colbert con-
cluded, "that comes anytime, you
change a system that has been in
place for years. But the automatic
renewals is so easy we'll all ad-
Just to it in a hurry. If anyone has
any questions or.would like more
information, please let me know."
If you have any questions call
Property Appraiser Kesley
Woman Found Dead of
A woman was found dead Sunday morning in a residence on
Long Avenue according to Police Chief Bucky Richter. The
woman, Marianna Ruth Peck, 49, was found by Larry Smith in
his residence at 1619B Long Avenue. Richter said smith attempt-
ed to awaken Peck who was lying on the couch, and upon getting
no response, called for assistance.
Police officers Marty Williams and Robert Bagby arrived at the
scene and immediatelydetermined that Peck was dead, and had
been dead for approximately two days.
According to Richter an.autopsy is being performed to deter-
mine an exact cause of death.
Agree to Hammer Out Differences
In Proposed Boundaries In '97
During a special-called work-
shop by the Gulf County Com-
mission with the Gulf County
School Board on Wednesday, De-
cember 20, the two parties
agreed, in principle, to wait until
1997 to rework Gulfs district vot-
All five county commissioners
along with School Board chair-
man Oscar Redd, and members
Charlotte Pierce and Mary Prid-
geon discussed the redistricting
dilemma. They were hoping to
come 'up with some common
ground in order to alleviate the
two county boards having differ-
ent district boundaries in the
county. This would have put
some county voters in a position
of having a county commissioner
from one district and a School
Board member in another dis-
Neither board wanted this sit-
uatibn to exist, but the commis-
sioners were attempting to get a
plan through last year (1995) be-
fore this year's (1996) county
elections. The county board mem-
bers have stated that they are un-
der a state mandate to keep
boundaries within 10% of equal
numbers in the county's five dis-
tricts. On the other hand the
School Board is not under such a
The School Board members
expressed they didn't feel there
was adequate time to make the
(See Reapportionment on P. 6)
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 1996 A
The Cause of Much of Our Anxiety
DO YOU SUPPOSE you could call the '90s the "Great De-
pression with money?"
The thought popped into our mind as we read reports of slow
Christmas business, uncertainty/ofJob security on almost every
front, reluctance to balance th- national budget through the
elimination or reduction of social programs and people unable to
make ends meet, even with both parents working, sometimes at
more than one job. .
Making a living is an uncertain task these days. One can't be
sure of anything. Family breadwinners can't depend, solidly, on,
anything. This is largely the mind-set here in Port St. Joe, with
the sale of "solid rocks" like St. Joseph Telecommunications and
St. Joe Paper Company during the past year. Although all indi-
cations are showing there will be very little if any change in their
employment and business practices, there is still a sense of anx-
IT MUST HAVE been some of the same feelings going
around back in the early '30s, when our heads of families didn't
know for certain where the next day's groceries were coming
from, much less the next house payment, the next car payment,
the next boat payment, the next swimming pool payment .
you get the idea. We have all these things; we just don't know
how we are going to keep or maintain them.
It makes one think the nation can't afford to go bankrupt,
such as it did in the '30s because so many people owe so many
other people and financial institutions so much money. Then,
again, the nation just may be solid enough, financially, to with-
stand an onslaught against the financial system such as report-
ers on the economy seem to be trying to talk us into.
EVEN IF THE PRESENT situation is a "Great Depression
with money" such as the '30s, it won't be the end of the world.
As we remember most everyone had plenty to eat and a place to
stay. We had the homeless 'street people' back then too, but they
rode the rails, seeking work, and lived in the "hobo" jungles
where one could go to secure occasional labor. Try to do that to-
Could Have Done It Sooner
SO, THE PRESIDENT has finally agreed to make the White-
water papers available to, Congressional investigators. After all
this time and these several million dollars of tax payers' money
spent trying to get the true picture of whether or not anybody
did anything wrong in the deal; after all this time spent stone-
walling on the matter by the people involved, things can now be
It took the suicide death of a White House official to really
pique the interest ofSenator D'Amato and his cohorts to really
dig into the matter and then again it was probably just politics
which was the engine to make the investigation go.
"WE EMPATHIZE WITH.THE President's claim to have busi-
ness matters which are no one else's business. We know horw he
feels. We have had to fill out one of those forms*which reveal
matters of private concern to someone who is in no way affected
or connected with them; just curious or nosy.
It caused one of the better City Commissioners this city ever
had to step down from office just because he felt the questions
were an invasion of his private business and in no way deter-
mined his fitness for office.
But, unfortunately or fortunately, however you look at it,
public officials live in glass houses and are subject to examina-
tion under a microscope.
PRESIDENT CLINTON has taken preservation of his rights a
might too far in this matter, we believe, even though he is justi-
fied in wanting to keep part of his private business private. He
claims he was just an investor in the real estate deal, just as
thousands of other Americans were during the great real estate
boom we have just been through. Clinton says he lost money on
his investment and indeed more people lost money than made
money simply because they didn't know the ins'and outs of the
Mr. President, We believe when Whitewater first became a
buzzword in our nation, you could have divulged enough infor-
mation to satisfy inquisitive minds about your part in the deal,
without putting the nation through the wringer it has gone
Hunker Down with Kes
by Kesley. Colbert
"Limping In" The New Year
Folks, there's not much left
to discuss about 1995. I'm ready
to get on with the new! But, L-'d
have to pause here long enough
to hand out my annual Hoof and
Mouth Award. 1995 brought out
a whole raft of candidates. Every-
where you turned this past year,
someone was saying the wrong
thing about the wrong person at
the wrong time. Prince Charles
got on T.V. and told more than he
should have. I figured he was a
shoe-in for the award until Di
'came on with her own show" a
few weeks later. The whole affair
(no pun intended) was your basic
king size (no pun intended) gaffe.
I disqualified both of them-
they're foreigners. We've got
enough folks that can miss-speak
here at home Will Rogers once
said you don't have to look
abroad for humor when you've
got Newt Gingrich as the Speaker
of the House. Newt said so much
I couldn't single out one incident.
Nashville. This is a major sports
story. The news media naturally
descended on the city. The may-
or, working hard to explain to all
why the Oilers "must come", is
quoted: in Sports Illustrated as
saying, "Nashville needs to over-
come the hay bale and hee haw
image created by its strong asso-
ciation with country music."
That "twang" you just heard
was Hank, Sr. rolling over! The
"loud noise" was the gun shot fir-
ing into the left foot of his excel-
But wait, the mayor still has
one good foot and the interview is
not over! Bredeson next Jumped
on Vanderbllt University for its
"failure to play as great a role in
the life of Nashville as it should."
Listen, you've got to get up
early and work hard to insult two
such long standing and 'vital in-
stitutions as country music and
Vanderbilt University in the same
paragraph. And, you've got to
have a little imagination-not too.
many people think of those grand
ole bodies in the same breath ...
The Vanderbilt chancellor re-
minded Phil he was mayor over
"The Athens of the South" partly
due to the cultural aspects the lo-
cal universities bring to the city.
I really don't know what Van-
derbilt adds to -Nashville. Aca-
demic talks tend to put me to
sleep .... But, I take high ex-
ception to comments blasting
country music for not being a
"positive image". Igrew up listen-
ing (live from Nashville) to Little
Jimmie -Dickens' Ta.eke An Old
Cold Tater and Wait" and Faron's
'Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young
and Leave A Beautiful Memory."
Nothing.there is going to hurt
In the summer of 1968 I
spent thirteen Saturday's working
at the "real" Grand Ole Opry
House in downtown Nashville. In
that span we had visitors from all
50 states and 23 foreign coun-
tries. The local hotels, giftshops
and eating places didn't want to
change anybody's image And
remember, this was a few years
before the blue jeans, aw shucks,
country boots, plck-ups, "I Was
SCountry When Country Wasn't
Cool" craze hit the nation-and
(See KESLEyon Page 3)
I Trust Everyone Received What They Wanted For Christmas
IT:' ALL OVER until next,
year. The Christmas season has
come and gone, but the reason
for Christmas goes on forever.
SI trust everyone received what
they wanted for Christmas and
.that the season left them satis-
fled. There are so many expecta-
tions floating around at Christ-
mas-time. So many anxieties. So
The holidays brought a pleth-
ora of bowl football games at the
first day of the year, among other
things. They brought the last
days off from work until July 4,
which is a ways down the road.
The holidays brought a few un-
wanted pounds on the old bod,
but who was thinking of. that.
while all the feasting was going
New resolutions are still ram-
pant, along with good intentions.
I know you intend to keep them
It's time, now ito get back
into the routine of things and get
down to the business of making a
living. School is scheduled to re-
sume classes next Tuesday, so
everyone-will be back to doing
what they ordinarily do every day.
I RECEIVED A surprise for
Christmas. which I didn't expect
to receive. The day following
Christmas, we all reported back
to work to get the last edition of
the year out and take off a couple
S When we returned, I received
a belated "gift" which stopped
things here at the office for a
couple of hours while we revelled
in the receipt of the gift and sa-
vored the moment.
About noon, grandson Bill
and his wife Melissa informed
everyone they were to be parents
in about eight months. Of course
that was cause for another cele-:
bration, immediately following the
one we had experienced the day
before on Christmas day.
That announcement informed
me I am going to be a great
grandpaw once again! I am al-
ready, but once again I'll be re-
minded that my time on this,
earth has been longer than I real-,
I am a Great grandpa. Just!
ask any of my grandchildren and
It's hard to believe my grand-
children are now having children
of their own. I remember, like it
was only yesterday, this particu-
lar grandchild in a playpen here
at The Star while his parents
helped with the duties here. Now
he is doing the same things they
I SPENT PART of the holiday
time off at Callaway Gardens with
still another grandchild and his
parents. It was a cold couple of
days at the gardens; too cold to
spend the nights outside in an
open-air trolley, looking at Christ-
mas lights and viewing a Calla-
way Christmas as only they can
put one on.
I thought last year the lights
and the pageant were about as
good as they could be, but this
year's was bigger! More lights;
more exhibits; more things to see
and do... and colder!
We weren't the only ones
bundling up against the cold and
'enjoying the Callaway presenta-
tion bf Christmas.
The Gardens are out in the
woods, naturally, but in spite of
being off the beaten path and of-
fering strictly a family-type of en-
tertainment, there were hordes of
people, there. A fleet of buses
shuttled people back and forth to
the exhibition grounds non-stop.
. and many people drove their
own cars and parked on about a
mile square parking lot.
I DID SOMETHING on New:
Year's day I haven't done in a
long time. Frenchie and I went to
We ate our blackeye peas and
bundled into the car and took off
to Panama City to see "Grumpier
Old Men" in a real movie theatre.
That was an experience we hadn't
participated in for a long time.
Have you been to the movies
lately? It's a shock! At least the
price of admission is.
I walked up to the ticket
booth-which, by the way, is out-
side in the elements in a brand
new theatre. It was threatening
rain any minute and there I stood
in a ticket line with no shelter.
The price of tickets was a
shock! We went for a' matinee
When the tickets are supposed to
be more reasonable, but they
weren't. The regular price was
Luckily the senior citizens
price was only $3.50. There are
times when it is a pleasure to be
a senior! .
: i remer6ber when fuised'to be
glad for:the ticket lady to assume
I was only 12 years old, so I could
get in the'movie for only a dime.
Those old people of 13 and up
had to pay a quarter to get in.
Movies have changed. The
popcorn and candy counter has
changed only the price, but the
picture has experienced changes
which are hard to believe. The
language, in even a PG-13 film is
salty, to say the least; and I'm
supposed to avoid sodium!
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Besides., 96 is an election year-
something tells me he could come
up for this award again next year.
I considered that lady con-
gress person out In Utah, or one
of those western states. She got
elected, then someone "found
out" her campaign manager-
husband had misappropriated
something like sixty-four million
dollars of the election fund mon-
ey. "Misappropriated" was her
word, stolen was what everybody
else was saying. She called a
press conference to proclaim her
innocence and announce she was
keeping the job, "I don't know
what he does with our money."
Hey, lady, can you county
I had a chance at the award. I
was lining up the group for the
Thanksgiving family picture when
I said to my fairly short and ex-
tra-super sensitive sister-in-law,
"Com'on, stand up, I want to get
this picture taken so we can ea-,
oh, you are standing .... "
The 1995 Hoof and Mouth
Award goes to Phil Bredeson, the
exalted and most honorable may-
or of Nashville, Tennessee. Mayor
Phil is spear-heading the attack
Sto entice the Houston Oilers to
move their NFL franchise .to
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 4, 1996 .PAGE 3
1995 Has Lasti
to alert homeowners along the Panhandle, but
brought only 50 mph gusts of wind and turbu-
SThe first, a wimp of a storm named Allison
was hardly felt in the Port St. Joe area.
But now, Opal-that was a storm of a dif-
ferent complexion altogether. Approaching a
category 4 storm as she neared landfall in the
Destin area, Opal caused damage all along the
Panhandle with its relentless seas and surf,
flooding and eroding beach sand from under
waterfront homes. .
The Port St. Joe-Mexico Beach area is still
digging out from under the debris left by the
storm and repairs are still being made to the
scores of homes flooded by the high tides which
It was a storm which will not soon be for-
gotten, even though Allison and Erin will hard-
ly be remensbered.
THIRD--The third most important story to
hit Gulf Cfunty during the past year was the
drama which surrounded the ouster and im-
prisonment of Sheriff Al Harrison, who was in
his third term of office in Gulf County.
Harrison was convicted of nine misdemean-
ors in federal court and sentenced to 51
nionths in a federal prison.
.A new Sheriff-Frank McKeithen of Bay,
County-was appointed by Governor Lawton
Chiles to serve out Harrison's unfinished term.
FOURTH-The fourth attention getter this
past year was good news! Gulf County Schools
graduated large senior classes-162 students-
and had the largest number of high honor
graduates ever in the system's history. Of the
162 graduates, 19 graduated with high honors
and 32 received their diplomas with 'honors.
Nearly a third of them received diplomas with
some degree of honors attached.,
FIFTH-The fifth story in importance just
has to be the way the commercial fishermen
had to give in to the net ban, kicking and
screaming all the way. They still are!
A bevy of law suits was fired off by the fish-
ermen defending their use of the "Golden"
shrimp net, use of the "Golden" net for other
purposes, fighting with the state of Florida for
their claims of payment for the purchase of
their surrendered nets, and arguing charges
they were trying to cheat the state out of net
payments by altering some of those surren-
The state, on the other hand, kept some of
the fishermen waiting, by claiming the state
had run out of 'net money' and were paying
only a small portion of what was promised.
The fishermen went back to court again, in
order to force the state to pay what had been
promised. They are still at it.
As a consequence, the lowly mullet, the
staff of all public fish fries along the coast, has
been disappearing from-markets and -quadru-
pling-_, price .. : -.... -::.. ....- ...
SIX-GXlf .County bonded its gas tax in-
come from the state to pave 50 miles of roads
in the county. The money became available
when a bond debt of 20 years ago was paid off
during the year. Coupled with a bonding pro-
gram of two years ago, encumbering a new gas
tax source, the county is catching up on its
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In the new program, C-30-E, leading into
St. Joseph Peninsula State Park will also be
paved and promises to be the centerpiece of the
new paving program. In the meantime, negotia-:
tions are underway to get the state to take over
the road, releasing the funds allocated for this
road to other needs.
SEVENTH-Seventh in importance was
partially good news. Bad for the one person
killed on Gulf County highways, but good in
that only a single person met death by this
method-the lowest number in years!
John Gaston Pace, 90, of Indian Pass, be-
came Gulfs first traffic fatality, in July, when
his parked car started rolling and ran over
him, inflicting fatal chest injuries.
In September, Joe Gortman became Wewa-
hitchka's only traffic fatality when his pickup
truck overturned, throwing hm out.
EIGHTH-As: reported under the over-all'
picture of the second most important story, the
tragic disappearance of Frank Stadler and his
nine-year-old daughter, Meagan, in the Gulf of,
Mexico electrified the entire county and sur-,
Stadler and his daughter were playing in
the edge of the Gulf waters in a rubber raft,
when they disappeared from sight. Only specu-
lation was available concerning the disappear-
ance. They were never seen again.
A week later a Tampa fisherman radioed
that he had picked the .pir up in the Gulf and
"they were safe'but the message was apparent-
ly a sick hoax, since the person sending the
message could not be contacted again and the
missing pair never did reappear.
Remains of a rubber raft of the same type
the Stadler's were using turned up on a Fort
Walton Beach shore, but no sign of the man or
NINTH-it appears as if Port St. Joe will get
a marina, after three decades of having one on
their want list.
With approval of a grant for $675,000, mat-
ters are moving ahead at "government pace" to-
ward getting the project accomplished.
A location for the marina still has not been
nailed down, but a viable offer of a portion of
the Raffield Fisheries complex is high in the
running. Ironically the nearest thing to a mari-
na Port St. Joe has ever had, back in the
1960's, was on the east side of the Fisheries
TEN-The City of Port St. Joe had the state
Sof Florida acquire the former home and proper-
ty of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Maddox, on the
shore of St. Joseph Bay, and make it available
to the City for use as a park. The home site
Contains approximately three acres.
The City government has been interested in
t this property for the several years since the
HEADLINES FOR 1995
JANUARY-Streets Renamed to Accommo-
date 911 System... Attorney Robert M. Moore
Installed To County Judge Seat ..
FEBRUARY-Rosin Fire Causes Substantial
Damage, Injures wvo. At Arizona Chemical .
Mexico Beach Recalls Reed.. "Rocky" Motley
Named-Chamber of Commerce President. "' '
ii. MARCH--Sharks Defeat Vernon, 87-64,. To"
Win..Region. Paper Mill Placed 'On Market
Along With Other Parts of duPont Estate 'Hold-,
ings... County Re-Districting of Commission
Boundaries Started. Sharks Miss Second
Consecutive State Title At Buzzer by Two
Points. Caroline Norton Fills Vacancy On
School Board Left by James Hanlon's Resigna-
tion. .Tracey Fitzgerald County's Top Speller.
S. Neminurs Children's Clinic Closed. Vern
Eppinete One of- Eight to Receive National
Coach of Year ,Award. 'Des-'Baxter Named
Basketball All-State Second'Year In A Row.. .
Harland Pridgeon, Veterail Tax Collector, Dies.
APRIL-Downtown Park Named for Mayor
Frank Pate. .; Mirtha Weimorts 'Teacher of the
Year'. ., W ewa Girls Win 20 Consecutive Soft-
ball Games Before Losing to MaClay in State
Finals. Lions Club Observes 40th Ariniver-
sary. Zyris Hill Track "All-American". ..
Charlie Cole Project Wins Science Award, Hon-
MAY-Old Port Theatre Sold.. Port St. Joe
Boys State' rack Champs. Charles Tharpe
Wins Re-election by Two Votes; Edwin Williams
Returned for Third Term on City Commission. .
PSJ High Wins Pete Rozelle Sportsmanship
Award.. .Bristol Defeats Gators To Decide 'Fi-
nal 4'.... Antwione Allen High Jumps 7' 1" In
State Track Meet of Champions.
JUNE-Chamber Applies for Marina Grant.
Gators Top Athletic School In 2A In Bend. ..
Gulf Makes An Unsuccessful Bid To Get Into
Fishing Business; ; Pauline Pendarvis Elevat-
ed to Interim City Clerk [Appointed on a per-
manent status two months later]. Mexico
Beach Gets Offer From Bay County Cities To
Join Sewer Treeatment Plant Effort.
JULY-Scallop Season Begins. Big Mari-
anna Farm Located off Apalachicola River. ..
Gowan Boys Track Coach of Year. .. Jellyfish
Becomes 'Catch of the Day' for Fishermen.. .
Rish Heads Up State Ethics Board... Sea Tur-
tles Draw Attention... Larger Nesting Popula-
tion Than Usual ... Shane McGuffin Hired to
Direct County Ambulance Service.
AUGUST-High School' Athletic Program
Dubbed Best Sports In ,Florida. Cities,
County Agree On Road Expenditures :With
Each Getting;A Share;. Net Buy-Out Program
Comes to Gulf. .. Mexico Beach Cures Long-
Time Fluoride Problem. Yeager Heads Up
Small County Coalition.
SEPTEMBER-Port St. Joe and Wewahitch-
Ska Get $1.1 In CDBG Block Grants... Dallas
Jones Wins Wewa. Election. Tonya Nixon
Promoted Wewa Bank Assistant V-P.. Rudy
Sechez Finishes Sailboat In His Backyard; Twp
Years In the Making.. Citizens Federal Begins
Building At:Mexico Beach... School Superin-
tendent Says He'll Step Down at End of Present
Term. ; Congressman Pete Peterson Says He
OCTOBER-Billy Traylor New County Com-
mission Chairman.. ; Chaka Speights PSJHS
Homecoming Queen..,. Wewa Chamber Names
:Carolyn Husband, President; Jim McKnight, V-
P; and Jan Traylor, Secretary... Mexico Beach,
Port St. Joe, Gulf County Assured of Funds for
NOVEMBER-Wewa Becomes State Cross-
Country Champs... Graceville Knocks Wewa
Out of Football Play-Offs. Tim McFarland
Named County Attorney. Basketball Sharks
Start Another Season, Winning. Flat Phone
Charge Approved by PSC Between PSJ'and Bay
DECEMBER-Bitter Cold, Rain Greets
City's Christmas Celebration. City Receives
Award for Having No. Pedestrian Fatalities In
1995. .. .Oscar Redd Becomes. School Board
Chairman. Former Judge Taunton Announc-
es Candidacy for Congress... Overstreet High-
Rise Bridge Named for Pioneer W. G. Hardy, Sr.
Letters to the Editor:
then went international. ulf Co."Santa t
Today, Mayor Bredeson needs in tD't
to check out the record sales of : v ._
Alan, Garth and Reba. Somehow, -
I don't see that trio hurting the A I
I do :remember a song we
used to do back In the old days,, Twas two nights before with our whole family. This time
that m:ay fit :the mayor's..plight, Christmas on Route 71, when our the lights on the van went out,
"Get Out Of, That Wheat Field : daughter and son-in-law broke and unlmown ho them their li-
Mother, You Are Running Against down for the third time in 24 -
The Grain. And I understand the hours. They were on their way to cense plate had fallen off. At this
Nashville folks have called back a Port St. Joe to have Christmas time the Sheriffs department car
14 came t:the rescue.
My daughter called us on the
car phone and said the officer
was staying with them on this
desolate highway and would
':somebody please come and help.
'Her dad lefl immediately to bring
them back in our little Escort
wagon. Upon arrival, Santa Offi-
cer helpedto put all the gifts from
the van Into the little Escort, and
when all 'Was in, there was only
room for one other person besides
' the driver.'Her dad told our son-
in-law he'd have to wait until he
could drop the gifts off and come
back and get him. But much to
our surprise-Santa Officer of-
fered to bring our son-in-law and
escorted our 'children to us In
Port St Joe.
He was. a true Santa claus
and we can never thank hiin
enough. We :hope he, hid as mer-
ry a, Chrisias as.we did. Unfor-
'tunately, we didn't get Santa's
real name. It was Sheriff's car .14
on Saturday evening, :December
. 23:;A, very grateful thank you
' from all of us!
Russ and Darlene Spencer,
Tim and Dina Youngblood
P.am and Gany Perrin & family
Johnny Cash tune, That Dirty
Old Egg Sucking Dog.'
The -mayor I," believe an-'
nounced that he is not running
The Houston Oilers look like
S a lock to make the move to Nash-
ville. Phil declares that he will be
there to welcome them with open
arms-of .course, he'll have to
limp dut to meet them..
According to Port St. Joe
Police Chief Bucky Richter, James
J. (Jimbo) McInnis, 38, of 1320
McClellan Avenue, was arrested
and charged with sexual battery
on a minor child on December
Richter said the alleged inci-
dent occurred on or around
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1996 Board of Director
S^Nomination and Election
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office, or by Absentee Ballot, prior to the Annual Meeting.
Nominations by Petition
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tions for Board of Directors will not be accepted from the floor of the meeting. Instead,
- members 18 years or older who wish.their name to appear on the ballot must be nominated
by petition. Petitions for nomination are available from each Branch manager, as are
Nominee Application Forms: editions require the signatures of two hundred (200) Tyndall
Federal members over the age of 16. Nominee Application Forms seek necessary Informa-
tion regarding candidate's qualifications for the office. The petition form, Nominee
Application Form, a 5x7 photograph, and.a biography of 250 words or less, along with a
certificate signed by the nominee stating they are eligible to hold the office and will serve if
elected, must be submitted to the' Secretary of the Board of Directors by January 31, 1996.
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and State's Attorney Investigator
Jim Buchanan investigated the
incident and made the ensuing
McInnis was released from
the Gulf County Jail after posting
a $10,000 bond.
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Club Meetings Held
All business at the December perware set donated by Edna
meeting of the Wewahitchka's Pitts; gift certificate from Pitts
Woman's Club was tabled until Health Mart, Jeannie Flowers;
the January meeting. The 23 floral arrangement from the Flow-
members In attendance enjoyed er Boutique, Mary McKnight and
an afternoon of good fellowship, David Freeman,was the winner of
the exchange of gifts and a dell- Robert Brown's birdhouse.
cious buffet of finger foods pre- The next regular meeting will
pared by the members. Hazel be held at 3 p.m. on January 10,
Quick gave an inspirational at the Gulf Coast Electric Cooper-
Christmas devotional. ative in Wewahitchka.
All club members join their
president, Betty Cudebec, in ex-
tending a hearty "Thank You" to
those who contributed raffle
items for the club's annual
Christmas Bazaar. Mary Pridgeon
was given the toy box made by
Harvey Bryant; Carol Nelson took
home a gift certificate from IGA;
the turkey from Dixie Dandy went
to Jerri Linton; Mary Griffin, Tup-
Tyrone Ka'myron Dawson
Look Who's 5!
Tyrone Ka'myron Dawson cel-
ebrated his big day on December:
29 with a Power Ranger party.
Helping hhim celebrate were
his friends and family. He isthe
son of Shirley Dawson and Ty-
rone Waddell and the grandson of
Darion and Gwen Dawson of Port
St. Joe and Neil Huff of Panama
Schedule for Highland
View Elementary Kids
Next week, as the holiday
season comes to an end, students
who attend Highland View Ele-
mentary will follow' a unique,
schedule. Due to the severe dam-
age caused by Hurricane Opal
they have been forced to share fa-
cilities with Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary for several weeks prior to
.Christmas. School officials were
hoping to resume classes at the
Highland View facility on Mon-
day, but iow plans are to begin
there on Wednesday morning.
Monday, January '8 will be
observed as "Recdrds Day" by all
of South Gulf County's students
and faculty-except Highland
View. They have been directed to
report to Port St. Joe Elementary
School on Monday and Tuesday.
January 8 and 9, at 7:55 a.m.
each morning. Both days' stu-
dents: will be dismissed at 12:30
p.m. The early dismissal times
will allow administration and fa-
culty the time needed to complete
the transition back to their
"home" in Highland View.
Parents should' further note
that NO LUNCH, WILL BE
Gulf REA To Meet
The Gulf County Retired Edu-
cators Assbciation will meet Jan-
uary 9 at the Fish House Restau-
rant in Mexico Beach at 11:00
a.m., E.S.T. Rex Buzzett -will
speak on I'Your Medicine, Your
, Pharmacist, and You." The busi-
ness meeting will begin promptly
at 11:00 a.m. All retired educa-'
tors are urged to attend.
Pomegranate, Fig, Grape, Satsuma, Orange, Kumquat, Lemon, Lg.
Camellias, Dogwood (red,.pink & white), Grancy Graybeard, Bradford
Pear, Crepe Myrtle & Other Flowering Shrubs.
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All Forms of Insurance
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322 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe Phone 229-8899
St. Joe Bay AARP Holds Its
First Meeting of New Year
The St. Joseph Bay Chapter
#3425 of the American Associa-
tion of Retired Persons will hold
Trapper Lane Nunnery
Ben and Teresa Nunnery of
Wewahitchka are .proud, to an-
nounce the birth of their son,
Trapper Lane Nunnery., Trapper
was born on December 7'at Bay
Medical Center. He weighed 8 lbs.
15 1/4 oz.,and was 20 1/2 inch--
His grandparents are Hazel
and Dewey Nunnery and Agnes
Peay, all of Wewahitchka, and K.
C. Mashburn of Port St. Joe.
Trapper was welcomed home
by his big brother, Trey.
'- ; lr:
ent's name spon. Those whose
names have been entered earlier
will remain, even if you have dis-
posed of your receipt stub. If any-
one else would like to be included
in the "second time around", con-
tact a chapter member as soon as
possible for information.
A board meeting will be held
on (today) Thursday,.January 4
at 1:00 p.m., E.S.T., in the social
hall of the First Presbyterian
Church, located at 508 16th
Street in Port St. Joe. All officers
and committee members are
urged to attend. The board meet-
ings and regular meetings are
open to any chapter member or
guest that is interested. Any
questions or information can be
obtained by calling 648-5853.
Special Alert-The chapter is
looking for 60 members that have
not paid their dues up-to-date. If
you are one, come out to the
meeting or call, they can help you:'
beat the March 31st deadline.
A.A.R.P. is currently working
on providing support groups. One
has already been established. In-
formation regarding it v.Ai be
shared at the January meeting.
Everyone is cordially invited to at-
Gulf County Schools
JANUARY 8 12.
w/grayy, Turnips, Corn-
bread and Milk.
WEDS-Fish Nuggets. Fruit
Cup, Northern Beans, Roll
or Hush Puppy and Milk.
THURS-Spaghetti w / meat
sauce & cheese. Tossed Sal-:
ad. Green Beans, Roll/Garlic
Toast and Milk.
FRI-Corn Dog, French Fries.
English Peas, Milk and Cake.
Did You Know?
The Consumer Reports
'Travel Letter" suggests asking
car rental personnel where the
gas-cap cover release is when
picking up a rental car. Many
current models only have releases
inside the car and they can be dif-
ficult :to find if you don't know .
where to look. The Travel Letter"
also suggests checking out all the
main controls on a rental car
before driving off the lot.
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The'Sea Oats and Dunes Gar-
den Club will meet Tuesday, Jan-
uary 9, at 10:00 a.m. (EST) at the
Community Room, St. Joe Beach
Fire Station, with Sally Malone,
president, presiding. Hostesses
will be Virginia Petros, -Jane De-
metriades, Birdean Tollar and
Frances Clemons. .
The public is cordially invited
to hear the guest speaker. Dottle
Fleck of Blountstown, who will
speak on "Bluebirds." A special
speaker will be Joe Danford. Gulf
County Solid Waste Director. Mr.
Danford will inform the club how
Sto raise sea oats to help replenish
The Loyd F. Pitts family
would like to extend our most
sincere appreciation for all of the
love and concern that has been
shown us following the sudden
passing of our dear husband, fa-
ther, and grandfather.
Your visits with us and the
many earnest prayers offered in
our behalf have helped to
strengthen and sustain us during
this most difficult time.
The thoughtful cards and
beautiful plants and flowers you
sent as expressions of sympathy
'stand as a great honor to his
Thank you fot the plentiful
food prepared by our many
friends and the church families at
Oak Grove Assembly and Grace
Please keep us in your
thoughts and prayers as we find
our way without the warmth and,
companionship of our loved one.
May God richly bless each and
every one ofyou.
Tommy, Diane, Jeffrey
and Brian Pitts
Harlan, Donna, Jamie,
Chad and Ashley Haddock
On behalf of the Gulf County
disabled adults, senior citizens
and underprivileged that were
given a real treat on December
22, our deepest thanks are ex-
tended to the entire Rader family.
them along the shores since Hur-
ricane Opal devastated the beach-
The Christmas luncheon and
party at the Fish House was most
enjoyable. The decorations and
fire in the fireplace put everyone
In a festive mood. Carols were
sung to the accompaniment of
Mrs. Hendrix and her special mu-
On Friday, January, 26, the
:club will visit Eden State Park
and have lunch at Seaside with
time for shopping afterwards.
Members and visitors are invited.
- Travel arrangements will be an-
nounced at the January meeting.
The family really showed their
love and concern for the special
audience, Mr. and Mrs. Rader
met us at the door, saw that eve-
ryone was seated and really made
us all feel welcome. The perfor-
mance was outstanding. Billy dis-
played, his great impressionist
skills, and multi-instiumental
ability. The children added a lot.
They have shown a sense of fami-
ly unity. The two hour show was
enjoyed by all. I highly recom-
mend the Ocean Opry show.
Gulf Co. Sr. Citizens Director
The family qf Grady 0. Ma-
this would like: to express our
deep appreciation for the many
acts of kindnesss shown by our
friends in the community, mem-
bers of First Baptist Church and
Highland View Church of God,
and many others too numerous
to name following the passing of
Ronald, Lamar and
Thank you so very much for
your overwhelming show of love
and support during this difficult
time. The food, flowers, cards,
phone calls, visits, thoughts, and
prayers are all beautiful tributes
to our precious loved one. She
would have appreciated your
Thoughtfulness, just as we so
very much do.
Love in Christ,
The family of Gladys Bateman
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their first meeting of 1996 on
January 10 at 2:30 p.m., E.S.T.,
in the fellowship hall of the First
United Methodist Church in Port
St. Joe. It is located at the corer
of U. S. Highway 98 and Consti-
tution Drive. Adequate parking is
provided in the rear of the build-
ing for those attending. Refresh-
ments will be served, so members
should plan to bring some good-
The new officers for the year
will be presiding at the meeting.
They are: President, Vesta Conley
First Vice-President, Marjorie
Parker; Second Vice-President,
Dorothy Pfost; Secretary, Laura
Oliver; Treasurer, William Kuy-
per. These officers, directors and
committee chairmen were in-
stalled at the December meeting
by the chapter's Chaplain, Rev.
The topic of the meeting will
be "Getting Together With Mem-
bers and the A.A.R.P." A question
and answer time will be provided
during the meeting.
Members are asked to please
bring their AA.R.P. national,
chapter, and "55 Alive" cards, if
they have one, as these cards will
be used at the-meeting.
At the December meeting the
name for Miss Annie's afghan was
drawn. Receiving, the treasure
was Louise Schweikert. Since she
was the original owner prior to
the drawing, she has once again
donated it to the chapter. They
will be drawing another recipi-
in a friendly
with good :
Lunch & Dinner
S 8 a.m.,to 9 p.m.
6 Days a Week'
IiE IL AX
Sea Oats andDunes Garden Club
Meets Tuesday; Discuss Blue Birds
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 4, 1996
Include Your Landscape In Your New Year's Resolutions
It's that time of year when
,many of us make New Year's res-
olutions. Most of us think of
things to do that will improve our
health such as quitting smoking,
losing weight or getting more ex-
r.ercise. Seldom is any thought giv-
1:en to how we can contribute to
making our state a better place to
llive. We all can make a significant
contribution to improving our en-
tvironment by -using plants and
sound, landscape maintenance
Plantings of trees, shrubs,
.flowers, and ground cover con-
tribute to improving the home.
They beautifyj.unattractive sur-
roundings and moderate the ,cli-
mate around the home by pro-
tecting it from extremes of wind,
Seat, cold and glare. As much as
i 30 percent, of the cost of cooling
and heating our homes can be
saved by effective placement of
plantss around the home. Plants
provide shade, insulate the home
fromheatfloss or gain, and cool
and humidify the air through
-transpiration, the process of re-
leasing moisture through leaves
into surrounding air.
: Plahts also purif the air.
'While humans and animals con-
,sume oxygen and emit carbon di-
oxide, plants convert carbon diox-
'ide into food and give off oxygen.
'practices can have a pronounced:
effect on our environment. We
must learn sound irrigation and
fertilization practices if we want
to protect our fragile environ-
ment. The demand on Florida's
limited water supply increases
steadily as the population contin-
ues to grow and the state be-
comes more urbanized. If we are
to continue to water plants, we
need to practice water conserva-
tion now rather than waiting until
an emergency condition exists.
Water only when plants need wa-
tering, apply three quarters of an
inch of water in the early morning
when winds and temperatures
are low, and stretch the number
of days or weeks between water-
ing to the longest possible inter-
Excessive applications of fer-
tilizer is wasteful and usually
ends up polluting our lakes and
rivers. Most established land-
scape plants grow well with two
to three fertilizer applications per
year. One application is normally
scheduled around February.
(south Florida) or March (north
Florida) and another in Septem-
ber (north) or October .(south).
The third application can be
made during the summer. At
least 30 percent of the nitrogen in
the fertilizer should be water in-
soluble or slow-release. This is
beneficial because plant roots can
absorb the nitrogen over a long
period of time and less nitrogen is
washed into our lakes and rivers.
Pesticides should only be
used when absolutely necessary.
The indiscriminate use of pesti-
cides on a preventive basis can
pollute our environment and lead
tp, a rapid buildup of resistance of
the pest to a particular pesticide.
The key to successful pest control
is early detection and treating
only the infested plant or area.
Remember to use pesticides only
as directed on the labels and
don't add more than recommend-
ed, even for "good measure."
We need to recycle grass clip-
pings, leaves and pruning clip-
pings instead of having them
transported to our already over
burdened landfills. Grass clip-
Spirigs'cain be left on the lawn and
Sleaves'arid pruning clippings can
be shredded and used as mulch
-r composed and used as a soil
'It's niot too late to make a
'New Year's resolution to use
sound landscape maintenance
'practices. You will save a consid-
erable amount of money and help
the environrient as well.
Gulf Rifle Club Meeting Thursday
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
its monthly meeting on Thursday
evening, January 4, starting at
6:30 p.m. All members are re-
minded that dues are now due for
1996 and have been increased to
$15.00 per year. The combination'
for the locks will be changed on
March 1, so all members need to
renew before then to continue to
have access to the range. New
memberships will also be accept-
ed at the meeting.
The club will host their
monthly PPC Match and FPOA
Bullseye Match on Saturday, Jan-
uary 6. starting at 9:00 p.m. Reg-
istration will start at 8:30. Both
of these matches are restricted to
centerfire handguns. Trophies
- will be awarded in each match
bksed on the number of entries.
All handgun shooters are invited
to participate. You need rnot e a
club. member to,shoof in any of
their matches. :
SThe club has recently n-
stalled a new trap machine and
will be shooting trap every Thurs-
day evening starting at 6:00 p.m.
They will also be shooting on
Sunday afternoons, starting at
2:00 p.m. All shotgun shooters
are invited to come out and break
some clay targets. Floodlights
have been installed for shooting
For additional Information
about the club or matches, call
Yanik Lye. at 227-1323 or John
Fadio at 229-8421.
id You Know...
S The Consumer Reports 'Trav-
el Letter" suggests asking car ren-
tal personnel where the gas-cap
cover release is when picking up
a rental car. Many current mod-
els only have releases inside the
car and they can be difficult to
'find if you don't know where to
The "Travel Letter" also sug-
gests checking out all the main
controls on a rental car before
driving off the lot.
I RA! T ~P~-
M. Alma Baggett
Marjorie Alma Baggett of Port
St. Joe passed away Monday
,morning In Panama City at the
.home of her sister. She was born
'May 28, 1919 in River Junction,
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
;Joyce Oliver Baggett. She moved
.to Port St. Joe in 1936 and
:worked for the Apalachicola
.Northern Railroad Company from.
.August 1940 until her retirement
las an auditor in December 1987. -
:She was a charter member of
aLong Avenue Baptist Church
,were she taught Sunday School
:and served in many other posi-
SShe is survived by her two
!sisters, Alice Allen and husband,
.Lucious of Panama City, and Car-
folyn Fain of Stony Point, New
'York: three, nephews, Lauren Al-
eien and wife, Mary Evelyn of Co-
lumbia. South Carolina, Lou Al- ,
[len and wife, Jean of Summer-
ville. South Carolina, and Joel
1Fain and wife Moira of Hartford,'
oConnecticut; one niece, Janlce
,Fain-Dean and husband. Ben of
ISilver Spring. Maryland; and
The funeral service will be
held at 2:00 ptm. E.S.T. Thurs-
day, January 4 at Long Avenue
Baptist Church conducted by
Rev. J. C. Odum. Interment will
follow In the family plot in Holly
Hill Cemetery. She will lie in state
at the Comforter Funeral Home.
from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, and on Thursday un-
til 12:30. Anyone who wishes
may make donations In her mem-
ory to Long Avenue Baptist
All services are under the di-
rection of Comforter Funeral
Annie Laura Grace` Lane
passed away Saturday night, De-
cember 30, in Port St. Joe. A na-
tive of Porterville, Miss., she was
a resident of Port St. Joe from
1937 until 1954 when she and
her husband, the late Dennis
Lane, went to Citronelle.'AL: She
returned to Port St. Joe in 1988
and has been a resident since.
She was a member of the Long,
Avenue Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son and
daughter-in-law, John and Mari-
gene Lane of Baton Rouge, LA; a
daughterr and son-in-law, Betty
4nd Jim McNell of Indian Pass;
Ive grandchildren; nine great-
randchildren; and two sisters,
rs. R. F. Lee of Silas, AL, and
rs. Madeline Manning of Hous-
The funeral service was held
at 10:30 E.S.T. Monday in the
comforter Funeral Home Chapel
conducted by the Rev. J. C.
?dum;. Interment followed on:
tuesday in Isney, AL. The family
iequests no flowers. Those that
sh may make donations to the
Ilng Avenue Baptist Church or
tthe Florida Baptist Children's
ome, 8415 Buck Lake Road,
All services were under the
reaction of Comforter Fnmeral
Decima LouSue Raffield, 42,
Panama City, died Tuesday,
S december 26, in a local hospital.
he has been a resident of Bay
county for seven years going
tlere from Port St. Joe and she
as Protestant by faith.
Miss Raffleld is survived by
ur sisters: Amy Weakley of
Bridge City, Texas, Iris William-
son of Port St. Joe, Shirley Jar-
zynka, and Sonya Tuttle, both of
Panama City, one brother; Robert
A. Raffield of Panama City: life-
long friend. Glenda Floyd Byrd of
Perry; and numerous nieces and
Funeral services for Miss Raf-
field were held at 10:00 a.m. on
Friday. December 29, at the Cen-
tral Assembly of God Church with
the Rev. Don Shoots and Rev.
Jean Shoots officiating, with in-
terment following in Holly Hill Ce-
metery in Port St. Joe.
Asked to serve as active pall-
bearers were: Chris Raffield,
Chris Walding, Zane Jarzynka.
Alan Jarzynka, Lee Tuttle, and
Johnny Tuttle. Honorary fpall-
bearers Included: Doug Sherrod,
Homer Newman, Steve Burkett,
Will Gray. Paul Davis, and Paul
Bertha Byrne died on Decem-
ber 27, after a brief illness at the
Ingleside Care Center and had
been a resident of the Ingleside
Retirement Apartments of Wilm--
ington, DE since April 1995. A
native of Cincinnati, OH. she had
lived over 20 years in Port St. Joe
where she was a member of the
First Presbyterian Church. Port
St. Joe Garden Club and very ac-
tive in the Gulf Pines Hospital
She is survived by one son,
James Byrne of Hockessln, DE; a
grandson, Timothy Byrne of Elk-
ton, MD; a granddaughter, Julia
Tyre of Dover, DE; a great-
granddaughter, Megan Bryne;
two brothers, Robert Dominque of
Beaufort, NC and Carl Dominque
of Cincinnati, OH.
Memorial services were con-
ducted on Sunday, December 31,
at 10:00 a.m. at the First Presby-
terian Church. Port St. Joe. Inter-
ment followed at 2:00 p.m. in the
Holly Hill Cemetery.
,Memorial contributions may
be sent,in Mrs. Byrne's memory
to the First Presbyterian Church
of St. Joe.
Home was in charge of arrange-
Gladys Bateman, 76, of Port
St. Joe, passed away early Thurs-
day morning, December 21, in
Gulf Pines Hospital. Mrs. Bate-
mar devoted her life to her fami-
ly, her church, and her friends.
During her fifty-eight years of
marriage, she was a selfless and
loving wife, mother, and grand-
mother. Gladys was a faithful
member of First Baptist Church,
where her infectious smile and
beautiful ways will be sorely
missed. Her thoughtful words of
comfort, both spoken and writ-
ten, will be treasured forever by
all who were fortunate enough to
Survivors include her hus-
band, A.V. Bateman of Port St.
Joe; two daughters and sons-in-
law, Gall and Harold Hinote of
Howard Creek and Judy and
Tony Barbee of Port St. Joe; three
grandchildren, Hal Hinote and
his wife Melanie, Jeff Hinote and
his wife Jean, and Angel Barbee;
one great-grindchild, Jeremy Hi-
note; her brother, Cecil Burks of
Mt. Dora; her sister, Tince Bate-
man of Bristol; and several nieces
Funeral services were held
Saturday, December 23, at 2:00
p.m. at First Baptist Church, con-
ducted by Rev. Gary Smith. Inter-
ment followed in the family plot
at Holly Hill Cemetery.
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209-211 REID AVENUE PORT ST. JOE PHONE 227-1277
BY: ROY LEE CARTER
Gulf County Agent
We res- the right to limit quanbIie.-. 1- 1-18,119-6eyefs
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PA.. 6 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 4, 1996
After 44 Years
Shown, in the photo above receiving his first retirement
check, is Charles F. "Ted" Beard. He retired from St. Joe Forest
Products on December 31, after serving over 44 years. John Han-
lon,. Maintenance Superintendent (right) is shown giving Beard
(left) his first check.
In his youth
He was quite sporty
Where Are t se res
Nw th#at he's tf y
We love youl
SKay and the Girls
Coastal Pet. vs. Florida
Is Docketed for May '96
Coastal Petroleum Company said Florida's Leon County Cir-
cuit Court has scheduled a 5-day, non-Jury trial of the company's
inverse condemnation suit against the State of Florida to com-
mence May 6.
The lawsuit, filed in 1990, seeks compensation for Florida's
expropriation of the company's petroleum royalty interests in 2.5
million acres of tidal lands along the Gulf Coast. Those interests,
Coastal contends, were rendered worthless by the State's statuto-
ry ban on leasing and production, which was tantamount to con-
In 1993, the Leon County Court entered summary judgement
against Coastal, holding that the company's royalty interests
could not be the subject of a taking claim. Subsequently, an ap-
pellate court determined summary judgrrient had been improperly
granted, and sent the case back to the lower court for further pro-
A Coastal spokesman said the trial date was set by order of
the Leon County Court. which the company received recently. He
also noted that the company's 880,000-acre offshore working-
interest leasehold is not involved in this case.
IRS Reducing Service
At Panama City Offices
The IRS announced that it
must reduce service at its north
and central Florida walk-in offic-
es, including its office in Panama
City, because of budgetary con-
"The IRS is evaluating its op.
rations, as are other federal
..agencies, to save taxpayer dol-
Charles Abbott (left) recently established memorial member-
ships in the Gulf Coast Community College Foundation, Inc. for
his late wife, Mary Rigell Abbott, and for his late brother-in-law.
Richard H. Gaunt. Abbott is seen presenting a check for $2,000
to GCCC President Bob McSpadden for the two tributes. Abbott, a
member of the GCCC Foundation who has given other memorials..
for family members, said "The GCCC Foundation .Memorial Meait-.
ber program 'is a wonderful way to honor loved ones and help to-
day's students obtain an education. ,
lars. In most cases that means
streamlining and prioritizing op-
erations to work more efficiently.
Unfortunately, it also means
cutting some services," said Hen-
,ry O. Lamar, Jr, Jacksonville
Beginning January 2, 1996,
taxpayers will be able to visit IRS
walk-in office at 651-F West 14th
Street on Mondays, Tuesdays,
and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. until
4:00 p.m. During these times,
taxpayers can receive a full,array
of services from an IRS represen-
Taxpayers unable to visit the
walk-in office during these times
can get the assistance by:
*calling the toll-free number
(1-800-829-1040) from 7:30 a.m.
until 5:30 p.m. E.S.T. for assis-
tance with accdbnt-related mat-
ters or technical questions,
*ordering free forms and pub-
lications by calling 1-800-829-
*calling Tele-Tax (1-800-829-
4477) for pre-recorded iiiforma- .
tion or "hundreds of topics or
checking that status of their re-
*visiting a Volunteer Income
Tax! Assistance (VITA) or Tax
Counseling for the Elderly (TCE)
site in their area,
offling their taxes electronical-
ly, through a tax professional or
online service, or if qualified, via
telephone using TeleFile, and,. ;i
accessing tax information
over the internet through Fed-
News from the Military]
Tyrek Thomas Ends,
Army Basic Training
Army National Guard Pfc.
Tyrek J. Thomas has completed
training at the U.S. Army
Infantry School at Fort Benning,
During the course, students
received training which qualified
them as light-weapons infantry-
men and as indirect-fire crewmen
in a rifle or mortar squad.
Instruction included weapons.
qualifications, tactics, patrolling,:
land mine warfare, field commu-
nications and combat operations.
Thomas is the son of Mary L.
Best of 110 Broad St., Port St.
He is a 1995 graduate of Port
St. Joe High School.
Changes at GC
Library for 1996
Starting Monday, January 8,
the hours at the Gulf County
Public Library in Port St. Joe will
be as follows:
Please call the library at 229-
8879 if you have any questions.
Preschool storytime held
weekly on Tuesdays, will resume
again at the Gulf County Public
Library in Port St. Joe, January 9
at 2:00 p.m. This program is
geared for the 3 to 5 year old age
group. Please make sure each
child is on time. Storytime will
last for 30 minutes. They ask that
parents not stay with their chil-
dren during storytlme. but to re-
main in the library.
Randy Ramsey has been
named to the President's List for
the Fall 1995 semester at the
SUniversity of Central Florida..He
is a senior majoring in computer
engineering and fill als6 serve: as
vice-president of the Kappa Sig--
ma fraternity for the upcoming
Sgt. Willie Ash
Due for Promotion
ISgt Willie Ash, Jr. has been
selected to be promoted in the U.
S. Army to the rank of sergeant
major. He has also been selected
to attend class #47 U. S. Army
Sergeant Major Course at the Ser-
geant Academy at Fort Bliss in
He is a 1978 graduate of We-
wahitchka High School. He has
completed three overseas tours of
duty-to. include Germany, Korea
and training in thet Desert of Ku-
wait in his past 17 years of ser-
vice to the U. S. Army.
Ash is the son of Minnie Ash
and retired SSG Willie O. Jones of
Wewahltchka and son-in-law of
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lee Bolden
of Port St. Joe. -He is the grand-
son of Bertha Jones, Iris Bolden
and Clarissa and the late Willie
Ash is presently stationed at
Ft. Benning in Georgia with his
wife, Beverly and sons, Cory and
we've taken the
hassle out of pre-
new or used car
: ;.TOUCHTONE PHONE
Janice CogburnnScheffer Re pportionment
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW from Page 1;
I FAILYPRATIC I GN ALPRACTIC
* Real Estate
* Wills Probate,
* Personal Injury
BEST FOOT FORWARD
By Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist
YEARS X FEET = ?
It's no wonder that elderly
people have more than a fair
share of foot troubles. First, there
is the accumulated damage from
years of wear and tear inflicted on
the feet by assorted stresses and
injuries, often worsened by ne-
glect of proper foot care. Second,
older people have a higher Inci-
dence of impaired circulation, dia-'
betes and other disorders which
make them more susceptible to
serious foot problems.
.This doesn't mean that aging
alone inevitably robs people of the
use of their feet. Lots of men and
women In their.80s, even 90s, are
on their feet M.
No matter it -*
what foot trou-
Sbles or general
health problems exist, an older
person should make every effort,
to maintain the feet in working
condition. Get a checkup and ad-
vice on proper self care of the feet
from the podiatrist, who is dedi-
cated to helping keep you on your
DR. STEPHEN J. GROSS, PODIATRIST
changes in '95, adding that their
board policy calls for them toi
make such revisions in odd (non-
election) years, which would'
mean it would be 1997 before"
they could make changes.
County commissioners had'
been pushing ahead with plans to
redraw district lines coming upi
with a plan which would have left
District 3 intact while shifting ap-
proximately 400 county votes in i
Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4 to come up
with more equitable population
figures in the four districts.
Board chairman Billy Traylor
suggested to the group that as
soon as 'the elections are over in.;
November of 1996. they immedi-"
ately get to work with the School
,Board to redraw the county's dis-
Commissioner Warren Yeager
acknowledged that both boards
should work together toward re-
districting, "if the School Board is
committed to working with us,
then I see no problem with wait-
ing until 1997."
Commissioner Michael Ham-
mond was unhappy with the dis-
proportionate populations in the
district, but he acknowledged
that if the commission changed
district boundaries without the
School Board it would create big
problems for voters who would be
affected by the change.
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Magic Pine Cone"
Future In 1996
Spurrier Stays and Dirty Tricks Liar
Goes As State Puts House In Order
FLOODGATE OF CHANGES FOR FLORIDA IN 1996
The Piney Woods Committee sees a virtual floodgate of changes for
Florida in 1996 that Uncle Clem Rednek says will please most folk but not
With thissold reporter puffing on the one cigar allowed myself each
year and Aunt Minnie Tennishoe sitting barefoot next to the red-hot wood
stove in the cabin on Flat Creek, Uncle Clem gazed into the "magic pine
cone handed down to him from generations of Redneks who lived in
Here's what we saw:
Gator Coach Steve Spurrier decides to stay at the University of
Florida although he is sorely tempted by a pay offer from Tampa Bay that
even exceeds the salary-benefits package given Seminole Coach Bobby
Bowden. You'd have to be an old Gator to know why Spurrier stays.
Hogville is home you know.
Don't feel sorry for our winning football coaches. Like our politicians,
many are millionaires. Spurrier at $718,153 lags behind Bowden at
$975,000 and Norte Dame coach Lou Holtz, present king of the hill at
about $1 million. Those are just annual figures and Spurrier's will change
if the Gators win the national title.
DIRTY TRICKS LIAR FIRED
Scott Falmlen, the Florida Democratic Party chief who invented a new.
political term for a lie-"a purposeful misstatement"--s fired from his
post by a reluctant Gov. Lawton Chiles, according to the magic pine cone.
Falmlen is eternally linked to another temn, "dirty politics", and Chiles
nor Lt. Gov. Buddy MacKay can afford to keep him around anymore.
Falmlen denied for a year he knew anything about phony telephone
calls to seniors in the 1994 election, then changed his story when sub-
poenas were Issued for his testimony. Voters will never know if Chiles and
,MacKay lied too. It's hard to believe they didn't know about the dirty
tricks, but Falmlen certainly did.
TAYLOR COUNTY ELECTS A REPUBLICAN IN 1996
Uncle Clem said school district member Sammy Agner probably set a
landmark in two-party politics when he changed his registration from
Democrat to Republican last week and became the first Republican in a
public office in Taylor county in 20 years.
The magic pine cone shows two Republicans will actually be elected
to public office in the county in 1996. Three are already planning to run.
PERFORMANCE BASED BUDGETING GAINS GROUND
Tight money and the unwillingness of voters to raise taxes gives
something called performance-based budgeting much more popularity in
1996, even with bureaucrats who will have more freedom to do a good Job.
The line-item budget based on what was funded last year with no
consideration of outcome lends itself to waste, politics, and unhappy tax-
The 1994 Legislature passed the Government Performance and
Accountability Act but left a loophole.for some agencies to get out of it.
The magic pine cone shows more compliance by more agencies in 1996,
a move that a growing number of legislators are backing. The biggest
obstacle is lawmakers who can't resist the temptation to micromanage
Big and little businesses have always lived on performance based
budgeting. It's about time government learned to do it too.
RUNOFF ELECTION STANDS PAT
Preference voting in the first primary that would do away with runoff
second primary elections which Secretary of State Sandra Mortham
thinks are just too expensive didn't make it in 1996, according to the all-
seeing ma.gc pine cone. .
The reason? The public couldn't understand how the new thethod'6f
S voting could replace the runoff which assures them the candidate with a
majority of the votes cast is the winner. Preference voting allows voters to
mark their second and third, fourth and fifth choices if necessary. If no
candidate gets a majority, election officials count the second-choice votes
cast by voters whose first choices finished out of the running and so on.
Whoever gets the most first and second choice votes wins without the
need for another campaign and election.
It would work, no doubt, but the average voter doesn't understand it
and many powerful legislators who won their offices in runoff elections
after trailing in the first primary were dead set against it. '
CHARTER SCHOOLS A WINNER
The 1996 no-new taxes Florida Legislature passed almost intact bill
that allows private groups to set-up charter schools under contract but
not the supervision of county school districts. Students whose parents
choose to send them to the charter school carry public taxpayer tuition
by JACK HARPER
money with them to the charter school..
Gov. Lawton Chiles does not veto the bill which has more than
enough votes to override the veto anyway, the magic pine cone revealed.
Capitol News Round-Up
FLORIDA IS A TOP DEADBEAT DAD STATE
The Department of Revenue is out -to change Florida's image as a top
deadbeat dad state, behind only Indiana with the worst child-support col-
lection record in the nation.
The DOR took over enforcement, from Health and Rehabilitative
Services in mid-1994 with strengthened laws including permission to hire
private firms to track down parents who skipped out on child support
payments and suspension of driver licenses of those who refuse to pay
It found the support records in shambles due to an ineffective FLORI-
DA computer system which didn't even know how many cases it had.
Available records showed in 1983-84 before the computer mess Florida
was 48th in the nation in collections, averaging $348 per case. In 1994,
more than 900,000 parents asked the state to help in making former
spouses pay for food and clothing for their abandoned children.
Tougher collection laws have already been proposed for the 1996 ses-
sion of the Florida Legislature and bills are also expected to strengthen
the visitation rights of fathers.
The children are the biggest sufferers, said DOR Secretary Larry
Fuchs who reported a November, 1994, study showed absent parents
made full support payments in only six percent of the known cases and
partial payments in 11 percent.
Another big loser is the state which is left to supply food stamps and
welfare checks to the mothers. One tough bill being readied for the legis-
lature cracks down especially on men over 21 who leave their children
and teenage mothers to the care of the state.
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
Defining the issue of prisons vs education, are these quotes
"Money is not the answer to education woes. We have to be more cre-
ative with money we've got." said Senate President Jim Scott. :
"Sixty-five percent of the people in our system (prisons) can't read.
write and count. If we did something early on, they wouldn't be convicts,"
said Corrections Secretary Harry Singletary Jr. "I want to run the best
prison system, not the biggest."
'There is no reason to think that we'll reach higher student achieve-
ment levels if we continue to spend- money the way we always."-
Education Commissioner Frank Brogan.
"We get the most for our money if we put it into education, not pris-
ons," said Rep. Cynthia Chestnut, chairwoman of the Florida House
A COE FOR FLORIDA ENVIRONMENTALIST
The recently passed federal law removing mandatory speed limits on
the highways also contained a sneaker provision that allows $62 million
in tolls collected on Florida's Alligator Alley section of Interstate 75 for the
restoration of the Everglades and Florida Bay. Sen Bob Graham proposed
the provision. It was supported by the state's congressional delegation,
including Sen. Connie Mack.
Mooneyham Completes Training
Navy Seaman Recruit Robert
J. Mooneyham, son of Bobby C.
and Sherry Mooneyham of Wewa-
hitchka, recently completed.U.S.
Navy basic training at Recruit
Training Command, Great Lakes,
Illin ois. :,. -- ., ....
S During the eight-week pro-
gram, Mooneyham completed a
variety of training which included ,
classroom study, practical hands-
on instruction, and an emphasis '
on physical fitness. In particular,
Mooneyham learned naval cus-
toms, first aid, fire fighting, water T
safety and survival, and a variety
of safety skills required for work- T O W
ing around ships and aircraft.
Mooneyham and other re-
cruits also received instruction on
the Navy's corevalue--honor A T n all
courage and corhmitment; and A Town Hall
what the words mean in guiding
personal and professional con- 11 1996 at 6:
duct. Mooneyham joins 55,000 1 1
men and women who will enter
the rNavy this year from all over Fire e a mer
thecoun'thry. a vFire Departmer
SMen and women train togeth-
er from their first day in the Navy im rove m e nt
j-ust-as they do aboard ships and pro
at shore commands around the
world. To reinforce the team con- a r Sy
cept, Mooneyham and other re- W ate Sys m.
cruits also were. trained in pre-
venting sexual harassment and
ensuring equal opportunity.
Even as the navalservice gets Information
smaller over the next few years, o
highly motivated young people
like Mooneyham, are still finding status of the w
an opportunity to improve their
knowledge and education as they
become part of the most highly for the system
technical, naval force in history.
This year alone the Navy will have
more than 57,000 job openings system on fire
and opportunities, most of which
include guaranteed training.
Mooneyham is a 1995 gradu- rat e s
ate of Wewahltchka High School.
Bill's Dollar Store
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. 71 N.,
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 4, 1996 PAGE 7
Advertising Pays-Call 227-1278 or 229-8997
to Place Your Classified Ad Today!
NOPOCCE NOT rICdES un o
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Delivery date must be speIfled.,
E qudated damages for failure to deliver unit on
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That pursuant specified date willbe set at $25..00 per day.
to a Writ of Execution Issued in the COUNTY ...
Court of GULF County. Florida, on the 13th day of Please indicate on, the .envelope that these is a
SEPTEMBER. 1995 in the cause wherein SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER and what the
WEWAHITCHKA STATE BANK was plantiff and BID Is for.
LOIS RENE KELSOE, was defendant, being Bids will be received undl 5.00 o'clock. p.m..
case'#95-89 in said Court E.S.T.. January 9. 1996. at the Offce of the Clerk
I, FRANK MCKETHEN, as Sheriff of GULF o Circuit Court, Gulf County Courthouse. 1000
County, Florida, have levied upon the rlght, title Fifth Street. Port SL Joe. Florida, 32456
and interest of the defendant LOIS RENE KELSOE, The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
In and to the following described property, to wit: bids.
One (1) 1986 Nissan 00ZX BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
ID l#JN)cZ14SGXI04072 GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
and on the 16th day of JANUARY, 1996, at the // Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
NORTH FRONT DOOR of the GULF County 2tc. December 28. 1996 and January 4. 1996.
Courthouse, in the City of PORT ST. JOE GULF
-County. Florida at the hour of 11:00 AM.. or as NOTICE FOR BIDS
soon thereafter as possIble. I will offer for sale all
of the said LOIS RENE KELSOE rlght. tite and The City of Merxco Beach s accepting bids from
terest in aforesaid property as public outcry and qualified contractors to construct a beach berm
will sell the SAME. subject to all prior liens uiluing dimensions as supplied by the Florida
encumbrances and Judgements. If any, to the Department of Environmenta] Protection. Specific
highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH the design details are asalable at City Hall, 118 N
\proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the 14th Street.. Mexico Beach. FL Mexico Beach is
payment of costs and satisfaction of the above an equal opportunity employer/drug fre
described execution. workplace. Questions concerning the project may
be answered by contacting John Mclnnla, City
/s/Frank McKelthen, SherilfofGulfCounty. Flonda Administrator 904648-5700. Bids will be
4lc, December 14. 21. 28. 1995 & January 4. 1996. accepted unul 4:00 PM CST. January 5. 1996.
lc. January 4. 1996.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIn
BID NO. 956-14 PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf- THE BOARD OF CITY COMMISSIONERS HAS
County, Florida will receive sealed bids from any RESCHEDULED THEIR REGUIAR MEETING OF
person, company, or corporation interested In TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 1996, UN7IL JANUARY 9,
providing to the County the following 1996 AT 8.00 PM--TO ENSURE A QUORUM.
1-20x48 additiontothe THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE FIRE
White City Fli. Department. STATION CONFERENCE ROOM
Specifications can be obtained fom the Gulf THE CITYOF PORT S. JOE
County Plannlng/Building *Department, Monday /a/ Pauline Pendarvis for
through Friday, 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., E.S.T. Frank Pate.Jr.
Successful bidder must meet insurance and Mayor.Commissioner
license requirements of Gulf County. I tc. January 4, 1996.
Life Home Auto Business
ts% discount e*on :
aute 9 insurance hid'
with hoteowere e .e
(904) 227-2106 Sam Sweazy Agent Port St. Joe, FL
AUTHORIZED ORVIS FULL DEALER
Fly Fishing Tackle e Gifts Sportswear Wildlife Art
32 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320
904 653 9669 ,, ,, ,,,,
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Meeting will be held on January
at the Beaches
it/Community Building to discuss
to be made to the
will be available on the current
iater system, the proposed plan
and the impact of the improved
Protection and fire insurance
and all questions, on County
will be addressed by staff
Commissioner at this public meeting.
Michael L. Hammond
County Commissioner, District III
21c, JANUARY 4 and 1 1, 1996.
PAGE 8 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 4, 1996
If "That's Incredible" were still
on TV, a recent newspaper story
would qualify as a gem for that
program. ,The story told of a 20
year program in which the CIA
consulted psychics for help to
solve certain cases. Among the
problems the CIA sought psychic
advice on were locating Libyan
leader, Ghadafl, searching for
plutonium In North Korea, help-
ing drug enforcement agents, and
trying to locate kidnapped Briga-
dier General James L. Dozier. The
psychics were right 15% of the
time. It was pointed out that in-
formation from the psychics was
not significant in helping solve
any of the cases specifically men-
tioned. This program was code
named, "Stargate" by the CIA and
It cost the taxpayers $20 million.
The places I've been to school
gave F"s for 15% accuracy. I
sometimes have psychic feelings,
especially after over indulging on
By Stephen D. Cloud, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Lillian, AL
Uncle Sam's Psychic
Connection Not Accurate
spicy foods. I'd make a deal with
the CIA. Send multiple choice
questions to a Post Office Box
somewhere in the Caymen Is-
lands and wire my money to a
numbered account in one of the
Island's fine banks, I'll fax my an-
swers to Langley (I've always done
well, much better than 15% on
multiple choice questions). In the
interest of saving the good tax-
payers of our country some mon-
ey, I'll do'it for half price. I think I
can squeak by on $10 million
over the next 20 years.
In 1 Samuel 28, there is an
old story. King Saul had to make
a critical military decision. Be-
cause of his own indecision, Saul
sought the help of a witch or me- ,
dium to conjure up the, spirit of
Samuel for help. This was in con-
tradiction to the laws that Saul
CHURCH OF CHRIST
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10 a.m. Sunday 11 a.m. Sunday
7 p.m. Wednesday -Nursery-
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"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
=First Baptist Church
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SSunday School 9:45 am
Worship 11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
Evening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...7:00 pm
Gary Sriith Buddy Caswell
Pastor' Minister of Music & Youth
Sunday School ................. ........... ...........10 a.m.
Morning Worship .......................................11 a.m.
Sunday Evening ...................... ......... 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening..............................7 p.m.
Come 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 Sphool 10 a.m. CDT
Worship Service 11 a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study 7p.m.
Chapel Lane Overstreet Phone 648-8144
'Bro. Harold J. McClelland, Jr., W.L. Tremain,
Pastor Pastor Emeritus
Sunday School........ 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ............. .............. 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ............'....7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAP4IST CHURCH
MEXICO SCEA C
823 N. 15th Street 648-5776
Sunday Bible Study (all ages) ...................9:00 CST
Morning Worship .......................................10:00 CST
Evening Worship ......................................6:30 CST
Wednesday Bible Study (all ages) ............6:30 CST
AI FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
S508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
*I SUNDAY WORSHIP......................1.. 0 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL..........................11 a.m.
( OS *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor
himself had put in place banish-
ing all forms of sorcery from Is-
rael. This witch at Endor remind-
ed a disguised Saul of this law.
Saul nevertheless used the power
of the medium to contact the
spirit of Samuel. This text raises
interesting questions. But the in-
cident itself was judged by the
writer of Scripture to be an act of
infamy. Of all of King Saul's mis-
deeds that could have been re-
counted, the one indicting thing
remembered by the history writ-
ers of the Bible was the event of
1 Samuel 28. In one short sweep
of the pen, Saul was written off as
a failure, "Saul died because he
For the new year I would like
to make some changes in my life!
Every year I say this and I am
hoping you can tell me how to
stick with my New Year's resolu-.
tions. Basically, I would like to
lose weight and quit drinking
alcohol. Last year, I started out
strong by using diet milkshakes
and just eating dinner. Also, I
eliminated my "night caps." Thisb
lasted about two weeks and I just
couldn't do it anymore. I was very
grumpy, nervous, and I had trou-
ble sleeping. I had to start eating
and drinking again to keep my
sanity I don't want this to happen
this year. Any advice?
Many people make New Year's"
resolutions and statistics show a:
great number of people do not
succeed due to a number of rea-
sons. For example, last year you
did "start out strong," but perhaps
you had unrealistic expectations,
as do many people who seek to
break long standing habits."
Perhaps, it would be easier and
more successful to begin by mak-
ing gradual changes. For example,:
In Matthew 5:6 we find, "Blessed are
those who hunger and thirst for righteous-
ness, for they shall be satisfied." Years ago I
heard someone say that Billy Graham called
"The Beatitudes" the Beautiful Attitudes. I
thought how appropriate this was. John
Wesley called "Sour Christianity" the devil's
religion. I believe there is always a need for
judgement and condemnation of sin. Howev-
er, Christians should set the example as be-
ing desirable people, full of love and con-
Righteousness refers to a person being
right with God. We should hunger and thirst
for this in our lives. Christians should.set
the example for everyone to be more Christ-
like. To make the witness for Jesus is ex-
pected of all who bear His name. I feel hon-
ored and privileged to
be a Christian in to-
day's' world. .God ex-
pects all to be faithful.
Tell someone about Je-
sus today. This is a
Oliver F. Taylor
S- .- 'Visitation Minister, First
S United Methodist Church
D ea Counselor-..
reducing your drinking by one
'drink an evening instead of going
"cold turkey" or in terms of weight
loss, you might eat smaller por-
tions of your favorite foods and
increase activity level (aerobic
exercise for 15 minutes, 3 times a
week is a good start.) Gradual
changes have the best for suc-
In addition, find "healthy"
replacements for the habits you
wish to change such as lower
calorie snacks, relaxing activities,
moderate exercise, or conversa-
tion with friends. Furthermore,
seek support from family, friends,
or groups. Finally, before you
attempt any diet or exercise pro-
gram, please consult your medical
doctor. Best wishes
Melissa Ramsey, B.S.
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
Way Found To Free Money
From 2,000 Deadbeat Parents
was unfaithful to the Lord; he did
not keep the word of the Lord and
even consulted a medium for
guidance and did not inquire of
the Lord" (1 Chronicles 10:13, 14
NIV). Saul's kingship was a fail-
ure of leadership of the first or-
The psychic phenomena is
very popular in the U.S. A casual
surfing of the channels of your lo-
cal cable station will reveal how
so many seek the advice of psy-
chics through 800 and 900 num-
bers. This is alarming for any en-
lightened people, but when the
leaders of intellect, and faith.
Such advice is sought by people
who in desperation have not just
lost direction, but have drifted far
off course. A ship of state that is
captained in such a manner has
not Just lost its rudder, but is los-
ing its bottom. Surely we haven't
sunk so low yet that we can't fig-
ure things out with our own intel-
lect and intuition. There have to
be smarter people in this country.
But if the CIA has to use a psy-
chic in matters of national securi-
ty, we had better start bailing and
bilging with some big buckets Or
the ship could soon sink.
The Legislature authorized
the Department of Revenue,
through the state Comptroller's
Office, to deduct past-due child
support obligations from the im-
pact fee refunds.
"The Legislature has given us
the opportunity to 'Put Kids
First,' and make this a happier
holiday season for many needy
children," said Revenue Executive
Director Larry Fuchs. "Once
again we're driving home the
message to deadbeat parents that
the state will do everything within
Its power to enforce child support
A tally of refund data at the
beginning of December indicated
that the Revenue Department
would Intercept 2,088 impact fee
checks totaling $555,442.
.Revenue officials were given
responsibility for child support
enforcement in July 1994. Since
then, the agency has taken a se-
ries on initiatives to increase col-
lections. Those actions have in-
cluded stepping up efforts to
suspend the driver licenses of
United Methodist Church.
Corner of 4th St. & Parker Ave.,
Lynwood R. Wynne, Pastor
Sunday School .............................. 10 a.m.
Morning Worship .. 11a.m.
Evening Worship ,6 p.m.
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORTST. JOE
S +--- 7:30 and 11:00(a.m. (ElT)
SI Sunday School 9:45 ,
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
.\8:00 a.m. (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
.: We Want You To Be
Part of the Fibndly-Place
BIBLE STUDY 9:45 a.m. EVENING WORSHIP ........... 7:00 p.m.
MORNING WORSHIP ..................:11:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY ...................... 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH TRAINING ......... ........5:45 p.m.
Long Avenue Baptist ChLrch
1601 Long Avenue
CURTIS CLARK MARK JONES
Pastor Minister of Music
.~ h Constitution fndiMonument
Catch theS it PortSt.J.oe
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School ......... 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m. Felowshp ........... 6:00 p.m.
S. Evening Worship ..i...... 7:30 p.m.
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wednesday .............7:30 p.m.,
irst UnitedMethof i OCfhrc/i
111 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410.
Morning Church ....................9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ..................... 10:00 a.m. CT
1 **Nursery Provided**
CHR/SIA NITY ON THE MO VE
Dr. Loule Andrews, Pastor John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT i
The Star is the Place for All of Your
Printing and Business Supply Needs
Join Us For Worship .
Overstreet Bible Church
Wed. Bible Study
10 a.m., CST
11 a.m., CST
6 p.m., CST
6 p.m., CST
Pastor Guy Labonte
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
S REV. BILL WHITE, PASTOR
2420 Long Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Port St. Joe s "Port of Victory"
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-
deadbeat parents, working with
sheriffs on two statewide arrest
sweeps and making public list
of nearly 10,000 child support vi-
Child support collections for
the 1994-95 fiscal year reached
$440.1 million, a 12 percent in-
crease over the previous year.
Some holiday cheer is on the
way for many Florida children
who are owed child support. The
Department of Revenue is inter-
cepting more than $500,000 in
auto ;impact fee :refunds from
about 2,000, deadbeat parents
around the state and forwarding
the money to their children.
The $295 fee, -levied on Flo-
ridians who registered vehicles
brought in from other states, was
declared unconstitutional by the
Florida Supreme Court In Sep-
tenber 1994. The court ordered
the Impact fees to be refunded,
and the state: began mailing
checks last month to qualified
people who had applied for the re-
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 4, 1996
Gulf County Commission Minutes
.5 OCTJBER 1 0 9
OCTOBER 10. 1995
-The Gulf County Board of County
SCommissioners met this date in regular
Session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Michael L Hammond.
Commissioners Warren J. Yeager. Jr.. Billy
E. Traylor. and Jesse V. Armstrong. Others'
present were: Clerk Benny C. Lister, Chief
Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham,
Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore, Deputy
Clerk Patricia A. Taylor., Chief
Administrator Don Butler. Emergency
-Management Director/Adminlstrator Larry
Wells. Attorney Barbara Sanders. South
Gulf County EMS Director Shane McGuflln.
Solid Waste Director Joe Danford. Road
Superintendent Bob Lester. Building
Inspector Richard Combs. Veterans Service
Ofccer/SHIP Administrator Bo Williams,
and Emergency Management Coordinator
The meeting came to order at 6:04
Reverend Jimmy Clark of Highland
View Baptist Church opened the meeting
with prayer. Chairman Hammond led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
APPROVE MINUTES Upon motion
by Commissioner Traylor. second by
Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous vote
the Board approved the minutes for
September 20. 1995 Special Meeting and
September 26. 1995 Regular Meeting.
RECEIVE BIDS CLAY FOR ROAD
PAVING (#9495-54) Pursuant to adver-
tisement to receive bids for 10.000 15.000
cubic yards of Clay (#9495-54) to be used
for road paving projects, the following bids
Tyree's Enterprises. .50 per yard:
David Taunton. .80 per yard; William J.
Miller. Jr.. Esq., Trustee, .75.per yard
The bids were tabled for review and
S recommendation by Chief Administrator
Butler and Road Superintendent Lester.
RECEIVE BIDS FRONT END
LOADER (#9495-56) Pursuant to adver-
tisement to receive sealed bids for the
County to purchase a rubber tired front end
loader (#9495-56) the following bids were
Beard Equipment. 874.400.00 +
$3.000.00 for A/C; Thompson Tractor. +
$2.540.00 for A/C- $31.000.00 credit for
trade-in. The bids were tabled for review
and recommendation by Chief
RECEIVE BIDS MOTOR GRAD-
ER/WHEELED LOADER (19495-57) -
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed
bids for the purchase, from the County. of a
John Deere Motor Grader/ a Caterpillar
Wheeled Loader (P9495-57). the following
bids were received:
Barfleld's Lawn & Garden. motor
grader. 81.116.26. caterpillar. $1.116.26;
Fred Bugg & Son, motor grader 812.000.00,
and caterpillar. $18.000.00, both
S832.000.00; C.R. Smith & Son, caterpillar.
$5,005.00: Dxie Surplus, both 827.786.00;
Southeastern Mechanical, caterpillar.
85.500.00; Ray McKinley &. Sons. motor
grader. 89.150.00 and caterpillar
S $11.610.00. both 820.760.00: Hy-Smllth
Equipment motor grader. 84.800.00 and
Caterpillar 83.800.00; Ake's Septic cater-
(6:14 p.m., E.S.T. Commissioner Peters
The bids were tabled for review and
recommendation by Chief Administrator
S Butler and Road Superintendent Lester.
RECEIVE BIDS LAND'S LANDING
(#9495-58) Pursuant to advertisement to
receive sealed bids for construction at the
Landis Landing Boat Ramp site (#9495-58).
the following bid was received:
SContracting, S22-176.Q0., t,. ( i' ;-'si i -
The bid was tabled for review and rec-
ommendation by theif Adim1nistrator
HURRICANE OPAL AWARENESS -
Mr. Tom Mangum of Highland View
appeared before the Board to discuss the
lack of media coverage of Gulf County dur-
Sng Hurricane Opal. He stated that many
residents lef the irea and were unable to
get information of the conditions in Gulf
County from the media. Mr. Raymond
Burroughs stated that the only thing he
heard regarding Gulf County wassone radio
station 'requesting Information. Chairman
Hammond stated that press releases were
sent to all the media, and Commissioner
Traylor requested Emergency Management
Director Wells to provide copies of all press
releases to the public. Mr. Wayne Chllders
stated that he received news regarding Gulf
County in middle Georgia. Mr. Yank Lyles
reported that there were no news reports
regarding Gulf County In Tallahassee. The
Board requested Emergency Management
Director Well, and Emergency Management
Coordinator Nelson to arrange an interview
with the media to discuss the lack of cover-
EMERGENCY REPAIRS BEACH
RESTORATION Upon.inquiry. Chairman
Hammond stated that the County will
request help from all governmental agen-
L ces for Beach Clean-up. Beach restoration.
and building seawalls. He also noted that
Argus Services had offered their assistance
with' personnel and equipment.
LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS' QUAR-
TERS Mr. Wayne Chllders appeared before
*; the Board to request help In moving the
Lighthouse Keepers' Quarters -from Cape
San Bias to a spot next to the Gulf County
S Courthouse. He reported that he has been
working on having the houses designated
as historic landmarks. Chairman
Hammond requested that Chief
Administrator Butler discuss the possibility
with Mr. Childers and report back to the
INVENTORY ROAD DEPARTMENT -
SUpon motion by Commissioner Yeager. sec-
,ondo by Commissioner Armstrong. and
unanimous vote. the Board approved the
Transfer of a Sweepster 3-Way Hydraulic
.Sweeper. (#100-328)7 from -the ,: Rad
Department to the City of Wewahitchka;:
INVENTORY S.G.C..FIRB DEPART-
MENT Upon notion by Comimissioner
Yeiger, second by Comim'shIoneri Triylor,
and unanimous :vote. the Bodaproved
the transfer of a .used Red-Rider Mower
(#70-430) and a 1994 Club Wagon ..Van
(#70-488) from Mosquito Control/Solid
Waste to Work Crews.
INVENTORY .- SOUiTH GULF COUN-
TY EMS :'Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters. second by Commissioner Yeager.
and unanimous vote. the Board approved
'the transfer of a Canon NP 1010 Copy
Machine (#CSDO-4821)' from the
Wewahltchka Volunteer Ambulance Service'
to the South Gulf County EMS department.
INVENTORY CLERK'S OFFICE -
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor. sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous vote. the Board approved the removal
of the following Items as junk from the
Clerk's inventory: #10-197 IBM Selectric III
15.5 Typewriter. a10-205 Altos III
Terminals B. H. D; #10-213 Altos III
Terminal; 110-215 IBM Series III Copiers;
I10-264 Rapldprint AR-E Time Stamp:
#10-115 Altos Terminal W/Cabcl and the
transfer of a Canon Faxphone w/20 3M
Data Cartridges ( 10-233) to the
Emergency Management Department.
BIG BEND HEALTH COUNCIL
APPOINTEES- Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Peters. and unanimous vote,
the Board appointed South Gulf County
EMS Director McGumfn to serve on the Big
Bend Health Council.
INVOICE PREBLE RISH- Upon.
motion by Commissioner Traylor. second by
Commissioner Armstrong. and unanimous
vote, the Board approved payment of
Invoice #60634 from Preble-Rish in the
amount of 872.900.00 to be paid from the
1995 Road Bond Issue.
ROAD BOND EXPENSES Upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor. second by
Commissioner Armstrong, and unanimous
vote. the Board approved estimated expens-
es for the Road Bond Issue not to exceed
PARADISE BAY/PARADISE GULF
SUBDIVISION Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Peters. and unanimous vote.
the Board approved the final plat for
Paradise Bay/Paradise Gulf Subdivision.
DENTAL INSURANCE The Board
approved for Mr. J. Michael Milton, the rep-
resentative from the Guardian insurance
company to speak .to the county employees
regarding the dental Insurance plan.
ADVERTISE BID BUILDING
DEPARTMENT Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor. second by
Commissioner Yeager. andiunanlmous vote.
the.Board approved totadicrtise to sell or
trade-in a pickup truck from the Building
Department for a 4-Wheel Drive vehicle.
AMBULANCE SERVICE South Gulf
County EMS Director McGulin reported
that the ambulance service is going well
and that he is still waiting to receive word
about the billing for Mexico Beach patients.
Commissioner Yeager commended South
Gulf County EMS Director McGuffin on his
efforts during Hurricane Opal.
PERMIT FEES DEP Solid Waste
Director Danford reported that, the County
is no longer eligible I eireuce'd permit fees
',due to lower rilli y,P, ~1 4-.f
SMALL ,QUANJgTY, .GNRATOR
PROGRAM Solid waste Director Danford
reported that he expects to be notified
whether or not the county is awarded a
grant through the Small Quantity
Generator Program In November.
SPECIAL MEETING ROADS
Chairman Hammond stated that the Board
needed to have a special meeting to discuss
road paving. The Board approved to have a
meeting Thursday. October 12. 1995 at
5:00 p.m.. E.S.T. to discuss the issue.
SHIP DOWNPAYMENT ASSIS-
TANCE Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner Traylor.
and unanimous vote, the Board rescinded
their motion to approve downpayment
assistance for Mr. Theo Woullard In the
amount of 85.000.00 due to Mr. Woullard
declining the assistance.
SHIP DOWNPAYMENT ASSIS-
TANCE Upon mooon by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
Armstrong, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved downpayment assistance for Ms.
Pearlle Winfield In the amount of
VETERANS SERVICE FALL
UPDATE Veterans Service Officer Williams
reported on his trip to St. Petersburg for the.
Veterans Service Fall Update.
The meeting recessed at 7:05 p.m.,
The meeting reconvened at 7:37 p.m..,
EMERGENCY LOANS DEPART-
MENT OF COMMERCE Emergency
Management Director Wells reported that
Emergency Economic Business Loans are
available to the County through the
Department of Commerce. The loans are to
be used by small businesses while waiting
for other sources of funding. Upon motion
by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
ote,. the Board approved for the Chairman
to write a letter to the Governor requesting
these loans for businesses in Gulf County.
JTPA WORKERS -'Upon inquiry by
Emergency Management Director Wells. the
Board staled that they are interested In
using JTPA workers for hurricane clean-up.
and beach renourishment.
L. 'ANDFILL BURNING PERMIT -
Solid Waste Director Danford discussed the
possibility of obtaining a burning permit
from DEP to bur some of the debris at the
landfill from Hurricane Opal. He stated that
JTPA workers can also be used to segregate
debris brought to the landfill for burning.
S; HURRICANE:ROXANNE Emergency
Management Director Wells reported that
as of 5:00 p.m., E.S.T. Hurricane Roxanne
is located at 20.1 N and 86.4 W and pro-
jected to cross the Yucatan Peninsula.
Administrator Wells reported that the
Commodity Program has still not received
funding and there will not be a distribution
in October due to a lack of supplies in the
..DAMAGE iK REPORT -, FEMA -
Emergency Management Director Wells
reported that according to FEMA. Gulf
County has 216 primary homes damaged
and 17 secondary homes damaged, of that
total 33 homes were destroyed.
RECOVERY CENTER Emergency
Management Director Wells reported that
the Recovery Center Is open at the Port St.
Joe Centennial Building from 10:00 a.m.
until 7:00 p.m.. E.S.T.
APPRECIATION FOR ASSISTANCE -
Chairman Hammond requested
Administrative Assistant Wibberg to send a
letter to Commissioner Sue Suggs from
Gilchrist County, thanking her for collect-
ing food and supplies and delivering it to
Gulf County. Emergency Management
Director Wells thanked all the
Commissioners, volunteers and employees
for their efforts during the hurricane.
BOIL WATER NOTICE
WEWAHITCHKA Emergency Management
Director Wells reported that the City of
Wewahltchka Is still under a boil water
notice by the Department of Environmental
Protection. The city has failed two water
tests and the next test will be on October :
AWARD BIDS CLAY .(#9495-54) -
Upon .;recommendation .,by Chief
Administrator Butler and .Road
Superintendent Lester 'and motion by
Commissioner Peters. -second ., by
Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous vote.
the Board awarded Bid (#9495-54) for
10,000-15.000 cubic yards of road paving
clay to Tyree's Enterprises at a cost of .50
peryard. ,:, .;. .
S AWARD BIDS FRONT END
LOADER (#9495-56) Upon recommenda-
tion by Chief Administrator Butler, and
motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Armstrong, and unanimous
vote, the Board awarded Bid #9495-56 for a
front end loader to Thompson Tractor in the
amount of 847.789.00 (878.789.00 less
trade-in of a grader and loader for
831.000.00). .Commissioner Peters noted
that the bid received from Beard Equipment
did not meet the specifications.
AWARD BIDS SALE OF GRAD-
ER/CATERPILLAR (#9495-57) The
Board took no action on bid #9495-57 (for
sale of grader/caterpillar) due to using this
equipment as trade-in on bid #9495-56 (for
front end loader). Chief Administrator
Butler noted that the county decided to
trade-in the equipment because the county
will have use of the old equipment until the
new equipment comes in.
AWARD BIDS LAND'S LANDING -
Upon riqomimendauioni 4-by. -'.Chief
Administrator Butler and motion by
Commissioner Armstrong. second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote. the Board awarded the construction
work at Land's Landing to Southeastern
Mechanical Contractors for a cost of
FINANCING FOR WEWAHITCHRA
AMBULANCE Upon .mollon by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Armstrong. and unanimous
vote, the Board approved for the Chairman
Sto sign all papers for the financing of the
Wewahitchka ambulance with First Union
REDISTRICTING WORKSHOP -
Attorney Sanders reported that Mr.
DuGrove from the House of Representatives
needs to reschedule the redistricting work-
shop for the first week in November due to
FEMA WORKSHOP Emergency
.Management Coordinator Nelson reported
that there will be a workshop on how to
apply for aid from FEMA on Saturday.
October 14, 1995 at 10:00 a.m., E.S.T. for
all governmental agencies. Chairman
Hammond that requested Solid Waste
Director Danford attend.
WORKCREW NOTICES Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Armstrong, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved to post notices for
supervisors for District I and District IV
workcrews at the Road Department and
Commissioner Yeager discussed that the
Board needs to apply for help with beach
renourishment from all available sources.
SMALL COUNTY COALITION Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote.
the Board appointed Commissioner Yeager '
and Chairman Hammond to serve on the '
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CAPE SAN BLAS RESTRICTED
Upon request by Sheriff McKeithen the
Board approved to restrict driving North
from the Stumphole area at Cape San Bias,
to emergency vehicles and residents dis-
playing a special pass.
BEACH CLEAN-UP MACHINE The
Board discussed the need for a machine to
clean the beaches-and that this is a good
opportunity to check into getting one and!
using FEMA funds to help pay for it.
DEBRIS CLEAN-UP HURRICANE
OPAL Solid Waste Director Danford dis-
cussed using prison crews to clean up
Hurmcane Opal debris. The Board request-
ed that he have property owners sign a
release form before allowing anyone to work
on private property. Solid Waste Director
Danford discussed that the debris will
Become a fre hazard soon and needs to be
taken care of as soon as possible. He also
discussed obtaining a burning permit from
DEP to burn wood and yard debris.
FLORIDA LEAGUE OF CITIES HUR-
RICANE ASSISTANCE Commissioner
Peters acknowledged a letter from the
Florida Association of Counties offenng
assistance to Gulf County during the after-
math of Hurricane Opal.
CHAIRMANSHIP EXTENSION -
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved for
Commissioner Traylor to become Chairman
on the next regular meeting.
:EFFORTS Commissioner Peters com-
mended local volunteers. Gerald Swan of
Gulf County Transportation and Marion
Simmons of Gulf County Senior Citizens for
their efforts during and after Hurricane
Opal to evacuate the elderly and trans-
portation disadvantaged. He also thanked
the Port St. Joe City Police for their hard
GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSES -
Commissioner Traylor discussed that the
old Courthouse in Wewahltchka Is the sec-
ondary location for the Commissioners dur-
ing a crisis and requested that the Board
consider updating the emergency equip-
ment at that building and at the Gulf
County Courthouse. He noted that the gen-
erators are out of date. Chairman
Hammond noted that the generators are not
big enough to support the 911 system.
COUNTY ATTORNEY The Board
agreed to discuss the County Attorney posl-
tion on Thursday. October 12. 1995 at 5:00
p.m.. E.S.T., .
MILAGE PAY COUNTY EMPLOYEES
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor,
second, by Commissioner Armstrong, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved to pay
actual milage for in county and out of coun-
ty travel at the state rate, to all county
employees, commissioners, -and constitu-
tional officers when using their private vehi-
cles for offcialcounty business.
S With no further business and. upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager. second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the meeting did adjourn at;8:14 p.m.
/s/ Michael L. Hammond -
A' ttest:' !
S Benny C. Lister
S OCTOBER 12. 1995 '
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date In special ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Michael L. Hammond and
Commissioners warren J. Yeager. Jr.. Billy
E. Traylor, and Jesse V. Armstrong.
Commissioner Nathan Peters. Jr. was
absent. Others present were: Clerk Benny
C. Lister. Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore. Deputy Clerk Patricia A. Taylor,
Chief Administrator Don Butler, Solid
Waste Director Joe Danford. Building
Inspector Richard Combs, and Veterans
Service Officer/SHIP Administrator Bo
The meeting came to order at 5:12
Chairman Hammond opened the
meeting with prayer and led the pledge of
allegiance to the flag.
ROAD DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT -
Mr. Steve Parrish of Thompson Equipment
came before the Board to discuss the new
front end loader for the county. He present-
ed the Board with a brochure on a larger
model and the Board expressed an interest
in pursuing this Idea. Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor. second by
Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous vote.
the Board approved to buy the larger
machine contingent upon the Attorney's
opinion that the Board could purchase the
bigger machine without readvertising.
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TION Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor. second by Commissioner
Armstrong. and unanimous vote, the Board
cancelled their next regularly scheduled
meeting for October 24, 1995 at 6:00 p.m.,
E.S.T.. due to other obligations of the
CALHOUN COUNTY INTERLOCAL
AGREEMENT A representative from
Calhoun County was unable to attend the
meeting and had requested earlier to be
scheduled on the agenda for the next regu-
larly scheduled meeting to discuss an inter-
local agreement between Calhoun County
(See MINUTES on Page 11)
:: NOTICE OF INTENT TO REI8TER
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
Chapter 865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned
Intends to register with the Division or Corpora-
tons, Department of State the fictitious trade
Same under which it will be engaged in business
and in which said business is to be carried on. to-
NAME TO BE REGISTERED Body Works.
MAILING ADDRESS: 212 Williams Avenue. Port
St. Joe. Florida 32456.
OWNtERSI- Shane W. and Marie C Lee.
ie. January 4. 1996.
INVITATION TO BID
Sealed proposals will be received In the olRee or
the City Clerk. 305 Fifth Street, Por St. Joe,
Florida until 4:30 p.m.. January 16., 1996., for
furnishing and delivering F.O.B.. Port St. Joe.
Florida, wall-mounted scoreboard for basketball
and volleyball as outlined in the specflcatlons
Specificaons and bid documents may be obtained
from the City Clerk's Ofice, 305 Fifth Street. Port
SL Joe. Florida 32456. telephone 1904) 229-8261,
Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and
500 pm. Bids will be publicly opened and read at
8:30 p.m.. January 16, 1996. in the Fire Station
Conference Room. Williams Avenue. Port SL Joe.
Florida. The City reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all bids, or to select the Bid felt to be
in the best Interest or the City.
/s/ Paunle Pendarvis. City Clerk
ite. January 4. 1996.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 4, 1996
1984 Plymouth Reliant, runs, dented
body, interior In good shape, some-
thing need worked on that someone
mechanically inclined can do. Asking
$200 obo. Call 639-3958 for more In-
formation. tfc 1/4
2 bdrm./l 1/2 bath 300' off Gulf.
$475 month. Call 647-3461 or 648-
5328. tc 1/4
2 bdrm. trailer, furnished, air cond.,
recently remodeled, coiner lot. 648-
5033. Itc 1/4
Southern 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. Stc 12/28
2 bedroom mobile home, .furnished,
St. Joe Beach, $375 plus utilities.
Call 647-3461 or 648-5328.
2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home, fend-
ed lot, washer & dryer furnished. Nice
and clean, $275 month, $209 deposit.
2050 Trout St., Highland View. 647-
3264. tfc 1/4
2 bedroom trailer, no pets. Trash and
water furnished. Call 647-5106.
2 bedroom, 1 bath house, air condi-
tioned, one year lease. Call 648-4021.
A nice, clean unfurnished two bdrm.,
1 ba. trailer, located on St. Joe Beach.
Call647-5361. No pets. tfc 1/4
BAYOU STORAGE, units for rental
High and Dry after Opal. Located on
Hwy. C-30 next to Todd Land Devel-
opment. Call 229-8397 or 227-2191.
MOSS CREEK APTS., 904/639-
2722. 1 & 2 bedroom apartments lo-
cated 200 Amy Circle, Wewahitchka,
FL. Rent starts at $275. Cen. air &
heat, blinds, carpeting, stove, refrig.
Equal Housing Opportunity. Hearing
impaired number 904-472-3952.
The Phantry Hotel, Rooms Private
baths. Daly or weekly rates. 302 Reid
Ave. Port St. Joe, 229-9000. tfc 1/4
Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tapper
Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable hous-
ing for the elderly and the handi-
Cen. h &a,. laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., handicapped equip-
ped apts., available. Stove & refrig.
furn., fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.,
Equal Opportunity Housing Com-
plex. Rent is based on income.
This complex is funded by the Farm-
ers Home Administration and man-
aged by Advisors Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & re-
frig., cen. h&a, screen porch, car-
port & laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove
& refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apartment, washer/
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
Warehouses, small and large, some
with ofce, suitable for small busi-
ness, 229-6200. tfc 1/4
No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. SL Joe Furni-
ture, 227-1251. tfc 1/4
PINE RIDGE APTS., (904) 227-7451.
Rents starting at $245.00 per mo. Af-
fordable Living for low to middle in-
come families. Featuring 1, 2 & 3
bedroom apts. with cen. h&a, energy
saving appliances, patios & outside
storage. For hearing impaired" call
(904) 472-3952. Equal Housing Op-
portunity. tfc 1/4
Moving Sale: 243 Avenue B, Friday or
Saturday, January 5 and 6, 8 am. -
12 noon, both days. Household items,
women's and girl's clothing, toys,
misc. items, etc. Itp 1/4
Garage Sale: Saturday, Jan. 6, 1996,
149 Avenue D off Hwy. 98 in Port St
Joe. Clothes, household items, misc.
2 Family Yard Sale: Saturday,: Jan.
6th, from 8:00 a.m. till 12 noon. Lots
of items, Welder weight gym, glass top
table, clothes and lots of misc. 1613
Marvin. Itp 1/4
Office. Manager/Executive Secre-
tary, Professional office requires ener-
getic, responsible, self-initiating indi-
vidual to provides client invoice
preparation, word processing, travel
coordination, and communications li-
aison between clients and our four-
member healthcare consulting team.
Windows Microsoft Word Excel or
similar experience required; supervis-
es receptionist position. Compensa-
tion commensurate with experience.
Apply by submitting resume of experi-
ence to: James A. Cox & Associates,
Inc., 322 Long Ave., Port St. Joe, FL
No phone calls please. 2tc 1/4
Housekeeper/child care wanted.
Port St. Joe family seeking part time
employee for housekeeping/child
care. Must have experience with chil-
dren and excellent work and charac-
ter references. Good Christian values
and drug free a must. Work hours
Tues.-Fri. 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Please send
name, address, phone # and referenc-
es with phone number to P. O. Box
280, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 to make
an appointment for interview.
POSTAL JOBS: Start $12.08/hr. For
exam and application info. call (219)
769-8301 ext FL 515, 9 am 9 pm,
Sun;,Fri. 4tp 1/4/96
Gulf County Association for Retarded
Citizens, in Port St. Joe, FL, is accept-
ing applications for the position of
position involves performing clerical,
fiscal, and receptionist duties for vari-
ous departments. Work hours from
7:45 A.M. to 4:15 P.M. Monday thru
Friday. Qualifications are H.S. diplo-
ma,. one year full time experience, or
course work in clerical skills, valid
Florida Class D license, and strong
organizing skills; being able to work
independently. Submit three letters of
references with application. Addltion-
Sal Information may be obtained from
the office at 200 Peters Street, (P. O.
Box 296) Port St. Joe, FL. or call 229-
LOOKING for mature individual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
ica Financial Services. Take charge
and manage a portion of our multi-
faceted business. We offer high com-
mission income potential, flexible
hours, many other pluses. Could start
part time. For interview, call today.
648-8565. tfe 1/4
POSTAL JOBS: Start $12.08/hr. plus
benefits, for exam and application
info call 219-794-0010 ext. RU71, 9
am 11 pm, 7 days. 3tp 1/4
1000 watt power amp, great for a
band or for big parties, $300. 227-
3377. Itc 1/4
150 gal. propane tank, $75; 12x56'
mobile home, 2 bdrm. & bath, $2,500
or best offer. 1994 Pontiac Grand Am,
white with dark gray interior, 49,600
miles. $12;000. Call 227-1375. !tp'
16 hens, 8 months old, Rhode Island
Reds and Domin., $3.00 each. 639-
2807. tfc 1/4
Craftsman table saw, $295; Colt der-
ringer, 7 shot revolver, $500 obo.
229-9282. Itc 1/4
Hoover Spirit vacuum cleaner, $50;
desk top 2'x4', 3 drawers one is file
$30; matching light oak 5 drawer
dresser & twin headboard/footboard,
$250; metal stacking chair with blue
upholstered seat & back, $10. 647-
8822 after 6:00 PM ET. Itp 1/4
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. 647-3339. 4tc 1/4
Firewood, Iwb pickup truck load, $50.
Call 229-9070 after 5:00 or leave
message. 4tp 12/21
Aluminum awnings for windows.
Make offer. Call 227-3412 or 229-
6343, both after 5:00..
Guaranteed, ladies' and men, high
quality fashion Jewelry at reasonable
prices. 229-8433. 26tp 8/31
Mushroom Compost, $15 yard, any-
time, 648-5165. tfc 1/4
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
Insure your pet's winter coat. Ask
BARFIELDS LAWN & GARDEN; 229-
2727 about Happy Jack Toriekote.
Delicious nutritional food supple-
ment 6tc. 1/4
DOG GROOMING PLUS, 227-3611.
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts: for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
PET & PROPERTY TENDERS. In
your home pet sitting by Joey and
Marie Romanelli, 229-1065.
Masonry home fronts on Lake Alice in
Wewahitchka. 2 bdrm., '1 ba., den,
porch, room, garage, cen. heat. All
new elec. & plumbing. Includes 4
drapes and carpet $36,500. 904-674-
2921. 2td 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. tfc 1/11
1990 Fleetwood, vinyl sided and un-
derpinned, 3 bdrm., 2 ba., 1g. living
rm., din. rm. & pantry. Appli. includ-,
ed, cen. h/a, 2 outside sheds, 1 ,shal-
low & 1 deep well on high and dry lot
109 W. Rogers St. 227-2012.
2109 Palm Blvd. 3 bedroom, 2 bath
house on 1.5 lots, great house near
schools, also has a pool and work
shed. Call for more Info and price,
227-3377. 4tc 1/4
For Sale or Lease/Option, 3/4 bdrm.,
2 ba., 1 1/3 acre lot Cape Plantation,
$108,000 or $700 plus option. 904-
383-5524. 3tc 1/4
Termite & Pest Control
Ternie Treatments Restaurant *Motel
Household Pest Cntrol New TreatmenV
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Conslruction Sites
U FAMILY OWNED
S PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gft Co. & SurroundingAreas
Free Estimates & Inspections
Faye's Nail &
Tanning Salon .
TOTAL NAIL CARE
Certified Nail Technician
1905 Long Ave., Port St. Joe
SWolff Tanning System Call for Appt.
308 Wllams Ave PrtSt J 227-1278
Specializing In Reroofs
S Singl lgf p .nRhpairs ...
'Where quality Is higher than price"
*Residential' Custom Wood
a Commercial ,* Industrial
A 8 R Mechanical
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 (904) 6474047
Catherine L. Collier
Independent Sales Representative
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
JOHN F. LAW
29 Years Experience
NO RECOVERY-.NO FEE
7229 Deerhaven Road, P.C. ,-k4/
TLC LAWN SERVICE
"Catering to All Your Lawn Service Needs"
MOWING, EDGING, TRIMMING, SPRAYING,
FERTILIZING, WEEDING, CLEAN OUTS,
SPRINKLER REPAIR, AND LANDSCAPING
Call 229-6435 tI 4/6
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
LOANS DS J PAWN SHOP
"The Uttle House with the Big Deals"
Corer of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Business: (904) 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9-12
Harmon's Heavy Equipment co.
Specializing in Black Top Soil
BULLDOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS 'TRACTORS DUMP TRUCKS.
648-8924 OR 648-5767 if no answer
LIC # RF0051042
FREE ESTIMATES RG 0051008
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821
CARPENTRY, patio enclosure, siding,
windows installed, your home built.
additions, decks and more. All work I
guaranteed & done by a licensedo g.
Look at.work I have done. 'IltEyu 1 '
It. hire me. Expert work and nothih
less. Of course free estimates. THE
HOUSE DOCTORS, 647-3300 or I-
800-919-HOUSE. tfe 12/28
Cuts. Color. Frosting. Perms
Betty's Beauty Salon
"A Family Salon"
311 Madison St. Betty Heath
Oak Grove Owner/Mgr.
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
UC. #ER0013168 .INSURED
Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
Average Stump $10.00
A-I Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
MOWING RAKING WEEDING
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach,'
Port St. Joe & Wewahitchka
'I will work for YOU!" CLYDE SANFORD
Mexico Beach, FL
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St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
ISmall Engine Repairs 'I
Factory Warranty Center
Chain Saws I
I Engine Sales 1
I 706 1st St. St. Joe
"Caring for.God' Creation"
. GenesisLawn Service
Free Estimates -onest a Dependable
DAVID "SMILEY" tr.CROAN
C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end louder, lot clearing.
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box A1C, Port St. Joe
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skintype Dematoogis- 1
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 &
29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
LAWN & GARDEN
Mower & Saw Repair
New & Used Lawn
Buy & Sell Used
328 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
Port St Joe Lodge No. I 1
Reg. Stated Communication
1st and 3rd Thursday ofeach.
month. 8:00 p.m.. Masonic Hall,
.-.....-* 2,14 Reld'AveC -.--'-
Marlen Taylor; W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.
THE FASHION EXCHANGE
220 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe
New & Used Clothing
for'the Entire Family.
Accessories and Misc. Items. 4/
!, ,V* 4/6
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 Firt Street
Port St. Joe 227-2112-
Computer Sales & Software Network Services
Custom Software Consulting System Integration
Full Service Vendor On-Site Service
Our motto is "Service First"
(904) 647-3339 or 227-6590
Licensed Dealer tc1/4
-- GULF COAST
"- AWN SPRINKLERS
Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Free Estimates and Design
Allen 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. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 t1/4 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Well Drilling & Pump Service
St Lie: #3075
Croska Williamson P. O. Box 1173
639-2548 t 1/4 Wewahltchka, FL 32465
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 tco12/14
Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
50 for each additional word.
$2.00 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 4, 1996 PAGE 11
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and Gulf County. ,
ROAD PAVING Upon motion by
Commissioner Armstrong, second. by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to advertise to
accept bids for Road Paving and to amend
the list of roads as necessary. The Board
discussed the clay to be used for road
paving. Commissioner Traylor stated that
the site is not ready for the clay to be
removed and the Board discussed using
clay from another source.
HURRICANE OPAL DEBRIS CLEAN-
.,UP Commissioner Traylor discussed that
.some citizens have complained about the
use of prisoners to clean up Hurricane Opal
debris. The Board requested Solid Waste
Director Danford to contact the Governor
'"and express Gulf County's appreciation for
; the use of die inmates. Chairman
-Hammond stated that this is a good way for
Sthe inmates to help society. Commissioner
Armstrong stated that a Sheriffs Deputy
Spneeded to be present whenever prisoners
,are working on private property,
Commissioner Yeager reported that there
*' has been an officer present each time the
prisoners were used on private property.
COUNTY ATTORNEY Upon motion
by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
b; vote, the Board awarded the bid for County
Attorney services to Timothy McFarland
effective Tuesday. November 14. 1995. The
:4 Board also agreed to retain Attorney
*1 Sanders to continue the work she is cur-
Srently involved in.
r, With no further' business to discuss
Sand upon motion by Commissioner Traylor.
Second by Commissioner Yeager, and unan-
imous vote, the meeting did adjourn at 5:42
/s/ Michael L. Hammond
Benny C. Lster.
OCTOBER 19, 1995
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special ses-
Ssion with the following members present:
Chairman Michael L. Hammond and
.Commissioners Nathan Peters. Jr., Billy E.
Traylor, 'and Warren, J. Yeager. Jr.
~ (Commissioner Jesse V. Armstrong was
-absent). Others present were Clerk Benny
C. Lister, Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Totvan
McLemore. Deputy Clerk Patricia Taylor.
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
Director R. Larry Wells. Building Inspector
'Richard Combs. Emergency
*:Management/91 1 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson. Solid Waste Director Joe Danford,
and Veterans Service Officer/S.H.I.P.
Administrator Bo Williams.
The meeting came to order at 5:07
Administrator Wells opened the meet-
ing with p-ayer, and Cha-irman Hammond
led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
QUOTES HURRICANE DEBRIS
REMOVAL Pursuant to advertisement to
receive sealed quotes for the removal of
Hurricane Opal Debris, the following quotes
Dalkelth Enterprises, Sect. I,
$130.00/ton, Sect; II, $130.00/ton. Jointly
$125.00/ton; and Todd Land Development,
Sect. I, $75.00/16-yd, Sect. II. $85.00/16-
The Board tabled these quotes for
review and recommendation by Solid Waste
INVOICE CHIPOIA CUT-OFF PRO-
JECT Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner Yeager,
and unanimous vote (4-0), the Board
approved. payment of an invoice from'
Anderson Marine for the Chipola Cut-off
Project, in the amount of $21,780.00.
EQUIPMENT ROAD DEPARTMENT
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioner Peters, and unan-
imous vote (4-0), the Board agreed to adver-
tise to receive bids for a front-end loader
(with and without trade-in of an old grader
and loader from the Road Department).
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous vote (4-0). the Board agreed to reject
the bids received for the front-end loader
1995-96 CHAIRMAN- Upon motion
by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote
(4-0), the Board approved for Commissioner
Traylor to take over the Chairmanship
effective October 24, 1995.
QUOTES HURRICANE DEBRIS
REMOVAL Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Peters,
and unanimous vote (4-0), the Board
agreed for Solid Waste Director Danford to
negotiate with both Todd Land
Development and Dalkeith Enterprises for
the debris removal, including the $30.00
landfill fee (to check with the State/FEMA
on the costs). The Boird also discussed the
contractors removing condemned houses,
with hold harmless agreements from the
Emergency Management Director
Wells reported that according to the
Division of Forestry, the County may be
able to get $100-$200 each for trees within
the county parks which were damaged.
HURRICANE DAMAGE C30E -
Emergency Management Director Wells
Reported on a fax received from the
Department of Transportation that C30E is
not allowable for funding under the D.S.R.'s
because it is presently listed under the
Federal Highway Administration. The Board
requested that Mr. Wells follow-up on this
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous vote (4-0), the meeting did then-
adjourn at 5:45 p.m., E.D.T.
MICHAEL L. HAMMOND
BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK
OCTOBER 24, 1995
The Board of County Commissioners
,of Gulf County, Florida met this date in spe-
cial session with the following members
present: Chairman Billy E. Traylor and
Commissioners Jesse V. Armstrong,
Nathan Peters, Jr., and Warren J. Yeager,
'Jr. (Commissioner Michael L. Hammond
was absent). Others present were: Clerk'
Benny C. Lister, Chief Deputy Clerk
Douglas C. Birmingham, Deputy Clerk
Towan McLemore, Chief Administrator Don
Management Director R. Larry Wells,
Emergency Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, Maintenance Supervisor
Joe Bearden, Mosquito Control Director
Paul Wood, and Solid Waste Coordinator
The meeting came to order at 12:00
Administrator Wells opened the meet-
ing with prayer, and Commissioner Yeager
led the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
HURRICANE DEBRIS, REMOVAL -
The Board discussed the high quotes
received for the debris removal, stating that
Bay County is having debris removed for
$56.10 per ton. The Board also discussed
getting a firm commitment from the state to
pay the 25% which F.E.M.A. will not pay,
and getting an okay from'F.E.M.A. on the
debris removal amounts before proceeding
with the contract for removal.
Commissioner Yeager moved to proceed
with the debris removal contract if (1)
F.E.M.A. will approve and reimburse the
amount negotiated with the contractor and
(2) that the State will pay the remaining
25%, and Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion. Carmen McLemore. of Dalkeith
Enterprises, stated that he is ready to pro-
ceed and cannot afford a delay. Upon fur-
ther discussion that employee pay and
County equipment use is reimbursable,
Commissioner Peters withdrew his second.
and Commissioner Yeager withdrew his
motion. Commissioner Peters then moved
to continue to use the county employees
and equipment during the day and on
weekends (overtime for the employees) until
commitments are received from F.E.M.A.
and the state. Commissioner Yeager sec-
onded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0) .
WORK CREW FOREMAN -
Commissioner Armstrong moved to change-
the vacancy announcements for District 1
and District 5 prison crew foremen from Job
classification #2 to #1, and Commissioner
Yeager seconded the motion. Following dis-
cussion that this will be a $.15 per hour
increase, the motion passed unanimously
DEBRIS Solid Waste Director
'Danford discussed the tearing down of
structures for peoplewhose insurance does
not cover the cost. Commissioner Yeager
Suggested getting the attorney's opinion on
the matter and having people sign a hold
harmless agreement before any work is
started. Emergency Management Director
Wells inquired whether or not. the supervi-
Ssors will receive overtime pay. Upon motion
by Commissioner Yeager, second by
SCommissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote
(4-0), the Board approved for County super-
visors to receive overtime pay for debris
FUEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM -
:Solid Waste Director Danford discussed the
bid received from Holley Inc. for a fuel man-
ageent system for the County. He report-
ed that he has spoken to Ed Phillips with
Holley and the bid covered the cost of elec-
trical wiring. If the County runs the electri-
cal wire the total'bid cost would be approx-
imately $12,000.00. Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Armstrong, and unanimous
vote (4-0). the Board approved to proceed
and get an amended bid from Holley Inc.
stating what Holley Inc. will do and what
the County will be expected to do and what
the price will be.
BUILDING DEPARTMENT -
WEWAHITCHKA Chief Administrator
Butler reported that the City of
Wewahitchka has advertised for a City
Manager and a Building Inspector. The
Board agreed to continue under the present
Building Department Contract until
January I. 1996 and then withdraw and
allow the City of Wcwahitchka to take-over
their own building department.
CHAIRMAN'S STAMP Upon motion
by Commissioner Yeager. second by
Commissioner Armstrong. and unanimous
vote (4-0). the Board approved for Chief
Administrator Butler to keep the
Chairman's signature stamp.
DEBRIS REMOVAL Chairman
Traylor discussed debris clean up at the
Beaches. He stated that, he has received
inquiries and complaints about the lack of
clean-up activities. Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioenr Peters, and unanimous vote
(4-0), the Board agreed to hold a public
meeting Thursday, November 2, 1995 at
6:00 p.m., E.S.T. at the Gulf County.
Courthouse to discuss debris clean-up at
the beaches and Cape San Bias. Emergency
Management Director Wells reported that
he would try to arrange to have a DEP rep-
HAZARD MITIGATION Emergency
Management Director Wells presented the
Board a list of proposed Hazard Mitigation
projects and requested the Board to review
the list and add any necessary projects
before the list is faxed to the Department of
,Community Affairs for approval.
With no further business and upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote
(4-0), the meeting did adjourn at 12:44
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Three In A Row
For the third straight year,
the Sharks have ended up win-
ning their Holiday Classic basket-
ball tournament. Still cruising
along with a 13 win record
against no losses this year, the
Sharks routed their old nemesis,
Florida High, in the champion-
0-8, Daniels 1-0-2, Quinn 4-0-8,
Baxter 2-2-7, Pittman 1-0-2,
On their way to the champi-
onship game Friday night, the
tinued to gnaw at the Tiger tails
for a full 32 minutes. The game
advanced the Sharks to the finals
With Des Baxter leading the
way with his 17 points the
Sharks had three men scoring in--
-. s. ,
The Tiger Sharks celebrate their first place finish in the 5th Annual Gulf County Classic after an
easy victory against the Florida High Seminoles.
ship game Friday night to remain
on top of the heap.
The Sharks actually had no
trouble defeating any of their op-
position, handling all three ball
clubs they met with ease.
Vern Eppinette treated the
tournament as a warm-up for the
rermalnder of the season, saying,
"I'm pleased with where we're at,
but we must pay attention to
what the rest of the season will
bring our way, and stay on top of '
The head coach said he was
very pleased with all facets of the
Sharks' tournament performance.
Int the championship game
Friday night, the Sharks took
charge of the ball all.through the
game, handing Florida High a 71-
35 shellacking. They allowed the
Seminolps only 10 points during
the entire second half while run-
ning up 32 points of their own-,
24 in the final stanza.
Only two Sharks scored in
double figures; Jermaine Larry
with his game-leading 21 points ,s
and Cameron Likely with 11.
The Sharks had a 39-25 lead at
Score by Quarters:
Fla. High 13 12 4 6-35
PSJ 1722 824-71
FLA. HI-Blizzard 4-0-10,:
McCants 3-0-6, Rose 1-0-2, Rev-
ell 2-0-4, Vann 2-0-5, Brown 0-2-
2, Hickmah 1-2-4, Minnix 1-0-2.,
PSJ-Larry 6-9-21, Likely 4-
2-11, Jenkins 3-0-8, Adkison 3--
Sharks took care of Sneads
Wednesday night. 86-44 and
Blountstown Thursday, 91-56.
The tournament opening day
pitted the Sharks against .the
Sneads Pirates, with the home
team coming out of the game with
an 86-44 win.
..The Pirateswere on the short
end of a 38-19 score at half time
and could never make the game
Cameron Likely led the Shark
scoring, the top man of four scor-
ing in double figures. Likely had
19 points, with Chad Quinn add-
ing 16, Bryan Jenkins 13 and
Des Baxter 10 for the Sharks win.
Score by Quarters:
Sneads 10 9 13 12-44
PSJ 16 22 27'21-86
Raines 6-0-15, Wilson 3-0-6,
Jackson 2-0-4, Alexander 6-0-13.
PSJ-Lariy 3-0-6, Likely 5-8-
19, Jenkins 4-3-13, Adkison 1-0-
3, Quinn 6-0-13, Baxter 4-2-10,
Ward 1-0-2, Pittman 4-1-9, Bold-
en 1-0-2, Crosby 2-2-6.
Blountstown had as hard a
time against the Sharks as every-
body else in their Thursday game;
losing 91-56. It was the Sharks'
second win of the tournament, an
even dozen on the season and
coach Vemn Eppinette's 400th
basketball game he has guided to
The Sharks jumped on the T-
gers early in the game and con-
double figures. Brian Jenkins
added 16 points and Barry Adkl-
son chipped in 12.
The Sharks out-scored the Ti-
gers In every quarter of the game.
Score by Quarters:
B'town 19 13 10 14-56
PSJ, ...27 22 24 18-91
BTOWN-Bess 5-1-12, Baker',
1-1-3, Reed 6-2-14, Faulk 4-0-8,
Black 3-0-7, Houston .1-0-2, Mat-
PSJ-Larry 2-1-5, Likely 0-6-
6, Jenkins 4-5-16, Adkison 4-2-
12, Danielsl-5-7, Quinn 4-0-8,
Baxter 4-6-17, Ward 1-0-2, Pitt-
man 3-2-8, Crosby 4-1-9.
The Sharks All-State cage
athlete, Des Baxter, was voted
the most valuable player of the .
Chad Quinn of the Sharks,
Brett Blizzard and Bill Revell of
Florida High, Maurice Miller of
Apalachicola, Jamal Thomas of
Bay High, Patrick Bess of Blount-
stown, Adrian Hooks of Eustis,
Rickie Marlowe of Sneads and
Theo Bruinton of Mosley were
also tapped for all-team honors.
In the opening day Wednes-
day, Blountstown defeated Mos-
ley 78-67, Florida High won over
Apalachicola 83-71 and Bay ad-
vanced over Eustis 75-66.
Thursday, the second day,
Florida High topped Bay 60-53,
Sneads dumped Mosley 85-72
and Eustis slipped by Apalachico-
The final day of play, Bay
won its first game over Blount-
stown 74-50, Eustis won its sec-
ond over Sneads 75-59 and Mos-
ley drew a complete blank, losing
to Apalachicola 89-79.
Friday, the team travels to
Blountstown to battle the Ti-
gers and on Saturday they go to
Monticello to meet the Jeffer-
son County quintette. Tuesday
evening the Sharks will be at
home in the Dome to host
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