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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: January 18, 1996
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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IFTY-.EIGHTH YEAR. NUMBER 20


INDUSTRY DEEP WATER PORT FINE PEOPLE SAFEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, JANUARY 18,1996


Engineers Brought



On Board For Reid



Avenue Face-Lift

Fla. Power Answers Citizens On

Its' Fire Response Reaction Time


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Fred Ramsey, ALA: Larry McArdle. WWP Manager: Gary Scheffer, DEP: Michael Hammond, GCC; Bill Kennedy. PRA.


DEP Offers Help To Improve St. Joe Bay

Gary Scheffer Says: "We want to help make bay what you want it to be. ."


. Along with their new name-
from the Departmental of Envi-
ronmental' Regulation to Depart-
ment of Environmental Protec-
tion-also seems to have come a
change of heart for the state reg-
latory agency if a meeting here in
the Fire Station last Thursday is
any indication.
A contingent from the DEP
came to Port St. Joe with the ex- :
pressed intention of helping us to
Improve St. Joseph Bay, if local
people thought it needed improv-
ing, and asked local interests
what they suggested. In the past
a visit from DEP meant more un-
savory regulations.. .
The visit Thursday was a mis- .
slon of asking rather than telling
the people of the community what
it should be doing to meet the
goals the residents wanted the
bay to experience. In the words of
Gary Scheffer, who chaired[ the..
meeting, '"Who knows, the bay
may be In Just the condition you
want it to be in and if it Is, we
should Just leave it alone."
A DEP team consisting of
Scheffer, Bob Taylor, Gall Carmo-
dy, Sava Varago and Charles
Goddard met with some two doz-
en spokesmen of local and county
government and industrial plants
using the bay for one purpose or
another.
Goddard expressed a desire
to help and asked for input from
local citizens about what needed
to be attended to.
SHELLS DISAPPEARING
Robert King told the group
that some steps should be taken
to prevent the further disappear-
ance of shells from the Bay. "Peo-
ple out scalloping will pick up
conches, whelks and similar live
shells and carry them off. Today.
you can't find a decent size live
shell in the Bay. Other counties
have recognized this problem and
have forbidden the taking of live
shells, other than oysters, clams
and scallops, from their waters."


King expressed a desire to see
county and city governments
draw Up a resolution supporting
such a ruling here.
SEA GRASSES
Another expressed concern
was sea grasses. Although Gulf
County has taken steps to protect
and reestablish sea grasses in St
Joseph Bay, they are still a fragile
item and need attention. Varazo
said the most effective protection
for the sea grasses was education
about the actions that are harm-
ful to them. "Perhaps a map
showing the danger areas would
provide the necessary tool to pro-
tect them." he said.
County Commissioner War-
ren Yeager said a committee had
been working on this and other
areas for the past several years
and was making definite
progress.
STORM WATER
Bob Taylor said that if the
same conditions exist here as in
other places, storm water Is a ma-
Jor threat to the continued health
of the bay.
Gall Carmody stressed the
possibility that the Gulf County
Canal could be one of the main
problems which might affect the
bay's salinity or marine-like con-
dition.
'You should ask your water
management district to address
the.problem with the Three Rivers
Group. They are doing similar
studies for other communities,"
she said.
SUCCESS IN THE BAY
Clay Smallwood said the
group should look to the success-
es Gulf County has had in pro-
tecting the bay. '"We have already
heard from local people that the
bay is now back to the pristine
condition it was in 50 years ago
and that should be noted as a
success."
Don Butler, county adminis-
trator, asked the question, "Do


we have reason to believe the bay
Is in trouble?"
Scheffer replied, 'We don't
know. That's why we are here; to
ask you and if the bay is in the,
condition you want it to be in and
to offer our help in aiding you to
correct any problems."
Butler then said, "Dr. King
has already brought out that the
bay has been on the rebound for
the past 20 years and is now
nearly back to normal. What else
can we do?"
Scheffer replied, "A lot of
things can be done without regu-
latory action."
A LONG TERM PROCESS
Gall Carmody said, 'There


are any number of sources for
money for purposes you have ex-
pressed. This Is not Just a five
year program to change the Bay.
You must come to the conclusion
of what you want the bay to be
like 50 years from now and set
your priorities accordingly."
Scheffer said he would set a
second meeting to discuss the
matter further and perhaps have
some definite input to answer
several technical questions raised
at Thursday's session. "A possible
local management plan for any
desired improvements to the bay
might be set up." He scheduled
the meeting for a two-hour affair
March 14 at 9:30 a.m.
Scheffer will lead the discus-
sion at the second meeting, also.


The Port St. 'Joe City
Commission hired Preble-Rish,
Inc.. Consulting Engineers to
provide general engineering ser-
vices for the $854,410 community
development block grant recently
received by the city for downtown
redevelopment. The action was
taken during the commission's
regularly schedule meeting
Tuesday evening.
Preble-Rish's offer to provide
engineering was the only bid
received by the board and was
unanimously approved by board
members present. Maximum
engineering fees are set by guide-
lines outlined within the CDBG
document.
The board Immediately began
to discuss stormwater drainage
design with the firm's representa-
Uves. Ralph Rish, Bill Kennedy
and Phlllip Jones. The city had
agreed to redo much of the storm
water drainage in the downtown
district "in kind" as their portion
of the 25% matching funds to
acquire the 75/25 matching
CDBG grant
Preliminary cost estimates
and designs for .the project
exceeded what they had hoped to
pay, prompting Mayor Frank Pate
to request Preble-Rish to see if
some possible alternative designs
rerouting stormwater drain-off
might be more cost effective.
Preble-Rish will, be -responsi-
ble for engineering and designing
a general face-lift of the downtown
area with the most obvious work
being done on Reid Avenue.
Streets in the district will be
resurfaced along with reworking
the sidewalks and lighting to cre-'
ate a pedestrian mall atmosphere
along Reid Avenue.
The board formally signed the
administrative service contract


with Julian Webb and Associates
for $43,200 to administer the
CDBG grant program. The docu-
ment outlines the firm's contrac-
tual agreement, as well as pay-
ment schedules for work ren-
dered.
FLORIDA POWER'S FIRE
RESPONSE TIME
Mayor Prank Pate addressed
Florida Power representative Mike
McDonald concerning a recent
problem in getting power turned
off at a structural fire in Port St.
Joe which impeded firemen from
properly battling the blaze which
destroyed the home. The home
belonged to Mr. and Mrs. Greg
Todd at 1900 Forest Park Avenue
and burned the day after
Christmas.
According to a summary of
the fire call by Port- St. Joe Fire
chief John Ford, state flre,-miar-
shalls determined that the blaze
was fueled by electric attic fans
and that firemen were unable to
attack the area because the power
was not turned off for approxi-
mately 45 minutes.
Pate issued his concerns that
the failure to have power turned
off in a timely fashion not only
caused a loss of property, but
more Importantly created a dan-
gerous situation for firemen fight-
ing a fire with power still connect-
ed to the structure.
S McDonald assured' th board
that Florida Power was concerned
about the problem, wanting to
know when. and to what number,
calls were made to get the power
cut. 'When I became aware qf the
problem, at the scene. I placed a
call myself and the power was dis-
connected within 10 minutes." he
said.
He explained that Florida
(See Reid Avenue on Page 6)


Clay Smallwood of St. Joseph Land and Development
,and Fred Ramsey of Alvarez-Lehman, Assoc., discuss the
possible needs of the bay.


County Refinances Beach Water System

Move Cuts Interest Rates and Furnishes Funds For Storage Tank, System Upgrade


Before the year is over the
people on the Beaches water sys-
tem will see a dramatic improve-
ment in service and increased wa-
ter pressure. The County.
Commission approved a re-
financing of the system's bonds
in a special meeting Tuesday eve-
ning, to generate funds to pay for
the improvements.
C&S Bank of Blountstown
agreed to purchase the bonds
with the revenues from the ,sys-
tem as collateral and will have
the bond purchase finalized with
the county receiving the money
next week.
The new bond issue is not to
exceed $525,000 and carries a
5.25% interest rate; a two percent
savings over the previous bonds,
which were financed at 7.25%.
The re-financing will provide
the system with enough money to
install a storage tank with a
pneumatic pumping system to
boost water pressure as the cen-
terpiece of improvements. The en-
tire system will also be upgraded,
reducing fire insurance rates for
customers.
The storage tank and pump-
ing system to be installed is simi-
lar to the arrangement installed


Hold Conference With Paving Contractor
Setting Out Starting Date, Expectations.
Agrees to Divide Recycle Money With City
of Port St. Joe For Compost Operation.


on the new White City utility to
provide adequate pressure and
storage of a supply of water as a
safety margin in case of failure of
the system for a period of time.
CONFER WITH
ROAD CONTRACTOR
The Commission conferred
for better than an hour Tuesday
with the apparent successful bid-
der on $3.2 million of new paving
the county is getting ready to do.
Lonnie and Jerry Long, own-
ers of Panhandle Paving Compa-
ny were interviewed and reports
given from an inspection tour of
some of Panhandle's more recent
paving jobs.
The Commission learned that
their engineers, Preble-Rish, Inc.,


had employed an inspector to be
on the job inspecting all facets of
the work as it progresses. Bill
Kennedy, representative of the
firm, advised the Board they had
also been the inspector of a re-
cent paving Job in Calhoun
County, which had been paved by
Panhandle and had a satisfactory
working relationship.
Jerry Long said actual paving
work on the job could begin at
any time, but Commission Chair-
man Billy'Traylor asked that the
work be scheduled to begin
around March 1 to allow the
county more time to prepare
areas in the south end of the
county which were to receive new
paving; particularly C-30, which
leads onto St. Joseph Peninsula
and was destroyed in places by
Hurricane Opal.


Traylor said, 'We expect qual-.
ity work and we will all get along
fine."
The County still has to ap-
prove the low bid, but is expected
to do that within the month. The
project is expected to take 180
days to complete.
WORKSHOP
In a workshop session earlier
in the afternoon, the Board
agreed to provide a sum of
$30,000 from state recycling
money for the City of Port St. Joe
to purchase equipment for a gar-
bage composting operation the
City currently has under con-
struction.
The Board advised the City
representatives, Mayor Frank
Pate, Commissioners Bill Wood,
Charles Tharpe and superinten-
dent of public works Frank Heal-
ey, they had been told they would
receive no state recycling funds
next year.
"Don't get yourself in a posi-
tion of counting on funds from
this same source next year, be-
cause we have been advised it
will be cut off after this year,"
Commissioner Warren Yeager ad-
vised the delegation.


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Gulf County Junior Miss
Crystal Gaskin, daughter of Jerry and Sharon Gaskin of
Wewahitchka, was named the Gulf County Jr. Miss Saturday
night in the annual pageant, staged by the Senior Citizens.
Crystal will represent Gulf County in the state pageant later
this year. She was presented with a $500 scholarship grant.
See story on page 5 of this issue of The Star.


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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JANUARY 18,1996


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Spit It Out!

THE USE OF TOBACCO products continues to get a sock in
the jaw throughout the nation since the indictment of the weed
as being the root cause of serious health problems keeps mount-
ing. Tobacco is accused of being the cause of everything from
lung cancer to rotten teeth.
Now the negative publicity, which has been largely national,
comes home to us here in Gulf County. The Gulf County Com-
mission is considering creation of an ordinance to forbid its po-
session or use by anyone under age 18. The.main target for ban-
ning the possession and use is our young people-the ones with
the most to lose.
Hardly a day goes by-especially in the spring-that one
doesn't witness teenagers playing baseball with a wad of tobacco
in their mouth or a lump of the "smokeless tobacco" between
their cheek and gums, directly applied to some of man's most
delicate tissue.
WE CONCUR WITH THE reasoning, behind the Gulf Com-
mission to adopt an ordinance prohibiting the possession and
use by our teenagers. It won't stop them all from pursuing the
filthy habit, but it should slow the usage of this proven carcino-
genic material considerably.
The real target of the tobacco banning movement should be
the major leaguers of the nation. Almost to a man they indulge
'in the use of one of the tobacco products during the course of
the game.
It's a marvel that any grass at all grows around any home
plate in the nation ... including Shark stadium!
THERE WAS A TIME when the use of tobacco was a popular
thing to indulge in before medical research proved it to be the
cause of so many deadly cancers. .
It was merely a nasty habit then, but everybody did it, from
health faddists on down. Particularly if they played ball, it was
almost a universal and expected practice to have a chew, espe-
cially when one stepped up to the plate to bat.
Judge Robert M. Moore urged the Commission to. adopt the
ordinance, banning its possession and/or use by teenagers. He
pointed out that it was already against the law for shop owners
to sell the products to those under 18, but a loophole in the law
didn't prohibit its possession or use by teenagers. Quite a loop-
hole .
It's to the County Commission's credit that they immediately-
agreed to give this ordinance serious consideration.



On The Ball
WE CAN'T IMAGINE WHATEVER possessed a prison inmate
on work release with one of the work groups which daily cover
Gulf County, engaged in productive activity on .public projects,
to decide he wanted his freedom last Monday.
You remember Monday, don't you? It was cold! The inside of
an icebox would have felt pretty good on that day. The prisoner
decided to take off and he made his way though the woods to-
ward Overstreet from the Highland View Elemen;tary.,Sc.hal,
which he was helping to get ready for classes to begin after Hur-
..ricanl.Opal had tossed flood waters Into its interior, doing ,on-
siderable damage.
SHERIFF FRANK McKEITHEN said we can expect these
things every now and then, if our governments insist on using
prisoner labor. It is to their good report, however, that such a
thing as happened Monday morning is not a regular occurrence.
Nobody was injured in the escape and subsequent chase
which recovered the freedom-seeking escapee.
SActually,, we understand there is little danger from such in-
;stances, because the potential escapee is intent on putting as
much distance between himself and the prison he is trying to get
away from as possible, as quickly as he can.
IN OUR OPINION the prisoner picked one of the worst days
of any year he could pick to leave a warm fire and hot meals for
the insecure future he was running toward. Of course, if he used
rationality in his thoughts, he would not be in prison in the first
:,place.
But, since they are there, we are pleased with the number of
.tasks they perform throughout the County, which, in all likeli-
hood,, would not get done, if they: didn't do them. The prisoners
and their keepers do a good job for Gulf County.
The Sheriff and his deputies also did a good job in swiftly
and efficiently returning the escapee to custody and keeping any
possible potential danger to a bare minimum.


lunker Down with Kes


by Kesley Colbert


church Kidnaps Innocent Children


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I don't know exactly when I
first noticed my son was missing.
Jesse is kind 'a quiet around the
house. My steel trap like -
nothing- gets by it mind ob-
served the empty chair at sup-
per. "Cathy, is our great and
mighty youngest one going to eat
with us tonight?"
She just shook her head,
"Honey, Jess left on a church
trip two days ago."
"How could he do that? No-
body's said a word-"
"I told you they were going
skiing. He's been excited about it
for weeks. We borrowed the ski
clothes from Jo Blair and Alan.
Remember?
You could tell by the way she
said, "REMEMBER" I was sup-
posed to-and I was a first class
idiot if I didn't I sort 'er nodded
my, head up and down like it


could have been "coming back to
me."
"When will he be home?"
"Late Sunday night"
Sunday came and went and
no Jesse! And Monday! And
Tuesday!
"Cathy, who's the leader over
at that church?"
"You know, Brother Smith."
S Smith? Sounds like a made
up name to me!
S, "Actually, Brother Buddy
took them on the trip."
She said it like I was sup-
posed to take great comfort in
learning Buddy was the group
activity leader. You know, there's
something about his voice .....
"And Steve and Becky Norris
went along to help."
Well, Steve is all right. But
that wife of his is so loud! And
she talks a mile a minute. She'll
force them to yell and scream
like herl If we ever see 'em again,
Becky will have 'em warped for.
life"
"And Arden is there."
That's it! I'm really calling"


the police!
Cathy was giving me the ole
"get a grip" speech, "Jesse talked
to you on the phone Saturday.
he was O.K. then."
I reviewed that conversation.
"Hey Dad, what time does Green
Bay play today?"
"Four, I think. Are you doing
all right?"
"Is that on NBC or Fox?"
"The paper says NBC. Are
ya'll having fun?"
"Shoot, I hate those NBC an-
nouncers."
"Jess, are you O.K.?"
"Do you think the Pack has a
chance?" .
"Son, I doubt it. Do you want
to speak to your Moth-"
"I've got to go now, Dad.
Good-bye."
Why wouldn't they let him
talk? Who cut him off? What
is going on here? Where is my
son? Why is he a week over-
due?
"Relax, Kes, they are 'snowed
in' in West Virginia. As soon as
the weather permits, they'll be.


home."
Snowed in? I didn't want to
alarm Cathy, but I'm a quasi-
meteorologist It never snows
over an inch'or two at a time in
West Virginia. And now, she is
standing here trying to convince
me the "Blizzard of the Century"
has ripped through up there on
exactly the same weekend that
our kids are carried away .......
Does she think I'm a fool! I bet
they're holding my son on a bus
somewhere forcing him to watch
"Little Women" on video.
I wondered about the other
youth on this "trip".
Cathy started down the list.
Russell, Old Jennie, Justin,
Amanda, Young Jenny, Dusty,
Germain, Jonathan, Missy-
"They're all children! Inno-
cent little children!"
"Most are sixteen and seven-
teen and that hardly classifies as
children." I took note that she
didn't address the innocent part
t as she continued the list... Ca-
sey, Jamie, Ashley, Jerrod, Jim

(See KESLEY oh Page 3)


It's Nice To Have A Warm Heater These Cold Days!


IF, YOU THINK you live in
Florida you might have had that
belief tested the last couple of
weeks. Living in Florida hasn't
been much different from living in
some of the colder climes of our
nation.
Those shots on television of
the snowbound eastern portion of
the United States has us all expe-
riencing first-hand empathy for
those poor souls who are, or are
just getting over, being snow-
bund and stricken with some
uncomfortably cold weather.
We have a couple visiting in
our church for the winter from In-
diana. The other day he remarked
that we would just have to put up
with him and his wife until
spring. 'We came down here to
get away from the Indiana win-
ters," he said.
'Well, what do you think of
this Florida winter," I asked him.
"It's a lot better than what we
left," he shot back, quick as a
wink. 'We left 32" of snow and a
temperature of-12 degrees!"


ETA OIN SHRDLU


By Wesley Ramsey


So, I guess this weather
hasn't been so bad, taking into
consideration what other people
are experiencing.

BUT THIS WEATHER has
been no picnic for us here in Flor-
ida ... especially north Florida.
If we can all just stay warm!
Keeping warm isn't all the
chore it once was; nor as much
trouble.
Keeping warm in past years
has been an adventure, or a
chore. If there was a fireplace in
the home you were reared in
which served as the main source
of heat, you had an adventure. If


you had to cut your own wood--I
mean HAD TO, not cut your own
wood merely to get a little exer-
cise-you had a chore!
Cutting wood can get to be a.
job, not nearly like the old west-
ern movies depicted the task. It
can also be a regular job, like eve-
ry day, if you desire to keep your
house comfortable.

THERE ARE A lot of people
putting in wood heaters and fire-
places, just for the 'color' of heat-
ing with wood.
We're one of those, but I
didn't convert from, the. easy-to-
use central gas furnace to make


*way for the wood heater. It .is
more or less a supplemental
source of heat.
I remember only too well
when the only source of heat we
had in the house was a fireplace.
We bought our firewood by
the truckload and a goodly por-
tion of that truckload would be
"fat lit'rd" or we would send it
back.
The "fat lit'rd" would make a
roaring fire and was about our
only source of heat back during
the 1940's war.
I don't know who built the
fire in the morning, either mom-
ma or daddy, but I do know us
boys wouldn't get out of bed until
the last minute and then we
would make a quick dash to the
fireplace in the living room to get
dressed.
After living my first 13 years
in the Oklahoma oil fields where
everyone used natural gas for
everything-lights as well as
heat-it was a shock to move to


Florida and still need heat
The only trouble with'the old
fireplace was, that for the first
third of the day, the only warm
spot was directly in front of the
fireplace and then it was only on
the side facing the fire.

ONE MORNING, ONE of my
brothers was a little colder than
usual and he edged up too close
to the fire. He set his pants' on
fire and he was as warm as he
wanted to be for a few minutes.
He just patted out the blaze
and turned the other side to the
warm fire.
We never were good and
warm from the old fireplace. But
in just a few minutes we would be
in school and there they had
those good old wood-burning pot
bellied stoves to keep us toasty
warm by. The highlight of the day
was to get out of class long
enough to bring in a fresh supply
of firewood.
A side benefit from the wood


burning stoves was that you
could bring a few peanuts from
home and toss them on top of the
stove to roast. The problem with
the wood-burners was that the
ones sitting beside, or nearby,
roasted too. It was always a class
ritual, shifting places with the hot
and the cold natured kids, until
everyone was comfortable.

YOU HAVEN'T LIVED or suf-
fered the inconveniences of cold
weather until you have had to
rely on these sources of heat.
It wasn't cold enough to have
a lot of money invested in heating
systems but it was cold enough to
be miserable with the make-shift
methods of keeping warm we had
to put up with before the meth-
ods of maintaining a degree of
comfort today came along.
'Now, you merely have to Jog
the thermostat a notch higher
and more gas will be fed the
burner!
Ain't it nicely


St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
January 19 7:19 a.m. L -0.8 9:01 p.m. H 1.4
January 20 8:06 a.m. L -0.7 10:38 p.m. H 1.3
January 21 8:47 a.m. L -0.6 11:52 p.m. H 1.1
January 22 9:17 a.m. L -0.4
January 23 12:01 a.m. H 0.9 9:25 a.m. L -0.2
January 24 12:38 a.m. H 0.6 9:00 a.m. L 0.0
. January 25 12:43 a.m. H 0.4 7:56 a.m. L 0.1
4:28 p.m. H 0.5


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Seek Letters of Support for Gulf o
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tificial Reef Coordinator, is seek- and private boat owners and citi- county commissioners and city


Artist's Rendition of Proposed Reefs Location


Kesley
(From Page 2)
Fai-
Not Jimmyl Don't tell me
they've got Jimbol This is more
serious than I thought. We im-
mediately began to "call around"
trying to ferret out any facts that
we could. Details were few and
far between. And what informa-
tion we could gather was second
hand and sketchy at best.
We heard they stopped in
Phenix City and picked up an ac-
complice to help drive. And they
were spotted via satellite near
Bryson City, North Carolina.
They were Q.K. on the slopes, we
were assured, 'cause Mr. Arden
was teaching the skiing lessons.
Someone told us they'd been
kicked out of a hotel--the ru-
mors.. always fly when you're
overdite ..... We-heard'.at first
that Jennie bruised her ribs-
then we heard, "She ate all the
ribs." Three days after they were
supposed to be home someone
called and reported they were in
Clemson. South Carolina.
"Cathy, we've got to do some-
thing! They're Just wandering
around in the wilderness. I'm
calling the North West Mounted
Police, tomorrow And Kojak!
And Remington Steelel"
About midnight I Jumped
straight up in bed. "Cathy! CA-
THYI WAKE UP! I just had the
most terrible thought-what if
the kids have kidnapped the
adults ... .. I'm not so sure now
about all that innocent stuff...
I was still wide awake four
hours, later when the phone
rang. "Dad, we made it back.
Can you come and pick me up."
"Jess, you all right?"
"Sure, Dad. WHAT A TRIP
You- won't believe all that hap-
pened. I can't wait 'til next year-"
"Son, you can level with me.
Were you on some kind of secret
mission? I didn't buy that snow
cover-up for a second. Did the
trip involve national security?
Hey, listen, Harmony didn't say
anything to embarrass Northwest
Florida, did she?. Most impor-
tantly of all---is Jimmy O.K?
Did you see the Pentagon? Tell
me, does Jennie take a lot of
sauce on her ribs .... ."
I'll get to the bottom of this if
it takes all spring.
Relentlessly,
Kesley




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Kiwanis Club s Asked To

Join International Project

To Eradicate Iodine Deficiency In Kids


Kiwanis District Governor
Gene Roberts of Chipley visited
the' Kiwanis Club Tuesday and
brought with him Bill Hudson of
Panama City to introduce a new
international project being under-
taken by Kiwanis International.
Hudson said the service club.
in its work of helping young chil-
dren, world-wide, has adopted a
program to eradicate lack of io-
dine in the diet of youth to radi-
cally reduce mental retardation
and a number of health problems
among children in other nations
of the world.
'"We know nothing of "thli
problem here because of the na-
tion-wide program of adding io-
dine to table salt, which has erad-
icated lack of iodine caused
health problems, .which are nu-
merous," Hudson explained.
He went on further to ex-
plain, "Kiwanis International has
undertaken the project of build-
ing an Iodine-introduction unit to
every salt plant in the world to
Eradicate this very serious deft-
:ciency." He said Kiwanis has ini-
tiated the project in cooperation
with UNICEF and plans to have
the it completed by the end of the


year 2000. "Over 1.5 billion chil-
dren are affected by this deflcien-
cy," Hudson said.
He announced that the Flori-
da district of Kiwanis is responsi-
ble for raising $3.5 million by the ,
end of the year 2000 to help fi-
nance the project. He appealed to
the local club to join In the pro-
gram, setting their own goals to
meet the time-frame of the pro- ,
ject. "There are many ways you
can raise money, earmarked for
this purpose. Only the limits of
your imagination can limit your
fund-raising possibilities," he
said; ..- ---
Lt. Governor Roberts praised
the club for their part in an in-
crease in membership throughout
District 2 of Kiwanis.

911 Committee
To Meet Thurs.
The Gulf County 911 Com-
mittee will met on January 18, at
3:00 p.m., E.S.T., in the County
Commissioner's Meeting Room at.
the Gulf County Courthouse. All
committee members and the gen-
eral public are invited to attend.


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 18, 1996 PAGE 3A


f Mexico Fishing Reef


commissioners to enhance the Ar-
tificial Reef Committee's chances
to land a $25,000 Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection
Grant for reef construction.
Kennedy said the grant would
be awarded based on community
support and need. "It's imperative
that we have local support, espe-
cially letters, to accompany the
application."
The Artificial Reef Committee
has been working toward getting
a proposal permitted within the
guidelines and time frame of the
funding cycle of the FDEP Grant
They have looked into various
reef concepts including establish-
ing a "Blanket Reef' over approxi-
mately 200 square miles of Gulf
bottom. But, permitting problems
steered them to submit a propo-
sal calling for the establishment
of a one-half mile square reef
25.75 miles south west of the sea
buoy about 12 miles from the St.
Joseph's Peninsula.
The proposed site, named
"Sandy Reef', will be included in
the grant application package
which will seek to establish a

Four Arrested
On Pot Charges
Four residents of Highland
View were arrested Tuesday after-
noon after a week long investiga-
tion into drug activities by the
Joint Task Force. More arrests
are anticipated in the near future
according to Gulf County Sheriff
Frank McKeithen.
Arrested Tuesday were hus-
band and wife, Sean and Fonda
SChehardy, Anthony Bond, and
Mark Taylor. Sean Chehardy was
charged with sale of marijuana
and possession of marijuana with
-:intent to sell. Fonda Chehardy
and Mark Taylor were both
charged 'with sale of marijuana.
Bond was charged with principal
to the sale of marijuana.

VFW Ladies to
Prepare Dinner
S The V.F.W. Ladies Auxillary
will host a smoked roast pork
dinner with all the fixings on Jan-
:aary 19. The dinner will start at
6:00 p.m. E.S.T. Eat-in or take-
out.
A donation of $4.50 will cover
the cost of the meal. For more in-
formation call 229-6826.


"community need" for the artifi-
cial reef and assistance to build
it.


"Without the support of the
community it will be difficult for
us to get any grant money to help
fund the project," Kennedy said.
The grant funds, if awarded,
will be used to transport and
clean concrete and steel reef ma-
terial, much of which is already
located, to construct the sandy
reef.
The old Depot Creek concrete
bridge span and several other dis-
carded items have already been
donated to build the reef but
more material, especially steel,
will be needed.
If the grant is awarded, the
reef must be constructed by June
30, 1996 in order to meet the
grant's prescribed guidelines, ac-,
cording to Kennedy.
Letters should be sent to Bill
Kennedy, Port St. Joe Reef Coor-
dinator, at 402 Reid Avenue, Port
St Joe, Florida 32456.


State Attorney

Candidate
S Christopher N. Patterson, a
Panama City attorney, has be-
come the first to announce: his
candidacy for State Attorney of
the 14th Judicial Circuit a posi-
tion held for several years by Jim
Appleman of Marianna.
SThe 36-year-old candidate
has been a criminal trial lawyer
in. Panama City for four years,
coming there after fulfilling his
military obligation in :Desert
Storm.
He Is active in legal activities
in Bay County and has a partici-
pant's interest in sports. He is an
assistant football coach at Bay
High and a participant in triath-
Ion competition.
Patterson leaves a thriving
law practice and involvement in
many legal activities. such as the
Bay County Teen Court, to be-
come a State's Attorney candi-
date.
SHe is a native of the central
Florida area, graduating from
Winter Park High School and at-
tended Clemson University in
South Carolina. He is a graduate
of Nova University, Fort Lauder-
dale.
In making his announcement
to be a candidate, he said, "Our
criminal justice system is the
most highly regarded in the
world, but lately it has come un-
der severe criticism. From the OJ
case to celebrated, and not so cel-
ebrated, cases in the 14th Judldi-
clal Circuit people have lost faith
in our system of justice; It is time
to move away from scandal and
accusation, and breathe new life
into this system that does work if
properly motivated. It is time to
Restore trust."
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All Terrain LT 235-75-R15 $50.00
One Only- includes mount & balance
Wheel Covers (singles & pairs) $5.00
Hunting Hats w/Net Were $5.99 $2.99
Hunting Hats Were $5.29 $2.64
Orange Hats Were $4.49 $2.24
Hunting Shirts, Pants & Vest 1/2 Off
While & Black Rubber Boots sz. 7...Were $17.95 $8.95
Chest Waders, size 7, 10 .........ere $47.99 $23.99
Rainsuits and Ponchos 1/2 Off
Hardware for Basketball Mount ....Was $18.99 $9.49
All Gun Cleaning Merchandise 1/2 Off
Shotgun Recoil Pads were $12.79 $6.39
Coleman Lantern Globes ..............ere 8.05 $3.99
Back Support Belt 1/2 off
Tennis Shoes, sizes 7, 8, 12 ........Were $15.99 $7.49
Skates Were $47.99 $23.99
Inflatable Pool Lounge .............Was $14.99 $7.49
Bamboo Fishing Poles 12' .............Were $3.79 $1.89
Bamboo Fishing Poles 14' ............Were $4.29 $2.14
Trolling Motor Was $129.99 $79.88
All Fishing Tackle 1/2 Off
Rowing Machine Was $119.95 $69.90
Galvanized Wire Fence 36"x50' ..Was $24.9 $12.50
#3 Galvanized Wash Tub ...........Was $20.55 $10.27
#1 Galvanized Wash Tub ........... as 16.55 $8.27
10 Quart Galvanized Pail ................Was 6.29 $3.14
Screen Wire 24"x84" Was $3.05 $1.52


Closet Rods Was 4.99 $2.49
Cafe Curtain Rods Ware $1.29 64C
Miscellaneous Cabinet Hinges & Catches...... 1/2 Off
AllIPVC Pipe Elbows & Etc. 1/2 Off
Electric Fence Insulators 1/2 Off
Wall Mounted Soap Dishes .......Wre$4.79 $2.39
Shower Heads Were 3.99 $1.99
Outside Faucets $2.00
Longhandled Dust Pan ..................Was $8.79 $4.39
All Orange Price Tag Items
in Lawn & Garden Department 1/2 Off
Wizard MTD & Briggs & Stratton Parts.......l /2 off
All Grass Catchers 1/2 Off
Roof Feeder Ws $7.95 $3.95
Vegetable Dusters Were$7.29 $3.64
Vac-Sac Vacuum
Attachment for Blowers .............Wa $42.92 $9.99
Plant Hanging Pole Was $9.49 $4.75
Assorted 3/8 Drive Sockets .1/2 Off
Assorted Wrenches & Tools 1/2 off
Drill Press Wasi $109, $69.99
Mini-Battery Charger .................as 16.99 $8.49
Tachometer Was $34.99 $17.49
Vacuum Gauge Was $8.49 $4.24
Body Repair Tool Kit 2 only .......Were $s1699 $9.99
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Melissa Kay Watson and James Rigsby Exchange Vows


Melissa Kay Watson and
James Michael Rigsby were unit-
ed in marriage on November 25 in
a candle-light ceremony at First
Baptist Church of Port St Joe.
The double-ring ceremony was
performed by Rev. Gary Smith,
pastor of First Baptist Church.
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Temple
Watson of Port St. Joe. She is the
granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert E. Thornton of Jasper, Al-
abama, and the late Mr. and Mrs.
Neulan Clyde Watson of Laurel,
Mississippi.
The groom is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. John E, Tooley of Madi-
son, Tennessee. He is the grand-
son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ray-
mond Rigsby of Canyon, Texas,
and the late Mr. and Mrs. John
E. Tooley of Rockport, Kentucky.
Prelude music was played by
organist Janice Cox. The groom's
mother was seated to "Always."
The bride's mother was seated to
"Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring."
Kay Geoghagen sang "'The Lord's


SMr. and Mrs. Alfred C. Joines

Brennis Turns 5!
Brennis Bush, daughter of
Mike and Anealla Bush of St. Joe
Beach, celebrated her fifth birth-
day on Friday, December 8 with a
sleepover party.
Brennis along with Lynde
Taylor, Morgan Peak and Court-
ney Ward enjoyed an evening at
Pizza Hut followed, by the movie
'Toy Story'.
Brennis is the granddaughter
of Ann, Johnson, Ronald and Kim
Bush a 'o6f Chipley, and Ed and
'Sarah Franklin of St. Joe Beach.


Brennis Michele Bush

Conduct "Outreach"
in North Port St. Joe
The Gulf County Seiior Citi-
zens Association, Inc. staff will be
going from door to: door in North
Port St. Joe on Wednesday. Janu-
ary 24 for neighborhood outreach'
as they continue to search for
ways to help the elderly of Gulf
County.

Many Thanks
I would like to thank all the
saints and friends in Port St. Joe
for their many acts of love and
kindness shown at the death of-
my sister, Fannie Johnson of Cor-
dele, Georgia.
Mary Washington


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Prayer" and 'Together."
Given in marriage by her par-
ents, the bride entered the sanc-
tuary on the arm of her father.
She wore a long white satin gown
with lace and tulle. The bodice
featured a jewel neckline edged in
pearls with decorated tulle
sleeves coming to a point at the
wrist The entire bodice was en-
hanced by pearled tulip gulpure
lace throughout. From a natural
waist her layered tulle skirt fell
into a cathedral train brushed
lightly with pearled tulips. To
complete her ensemble she chose
a fingertip veil of bridal illusion
attached to a pearl and lace head-
piece.
Doris Sander, life-long friend
of the bride, was the maid of hon-
or. Roseanne Rigsby, sister of the
groom, and Dana Long, college
friend of the bride, served as
bridesmaids. The attendants wore
floor length gowns of emerald vel-
vet and: iridescent taffeta, The
bodice feature a portrait collar
with drop waist and softly gath-
ered skirt to the floor.
The flower girls were Kendall
and Kayden Black, cousins of the
bride. They wore tea-length white
organdy dresses with scalloped
lace collars and bell sleeves ac-
cented at' the waist with emerald
green sashes.'
Jim Rlgsby, father of the
groom, was the best man. Derrick
Paschal, life-long friend of the
groom, and Chuck Watson,

Alfred Joines to

Celebrate 25th
In honor of the twenty-fifth
wedding anniversary of Mr. and
Mrs. Alfred C. Joines, their chil-
dren and& grandchildren request
the pleasure of your company at
a reception. The reception will be
held on Sunday, January 28 from
2:00 until 5:00 in the afternoon
at First United Methodist Church
of Port St. Joe. The family re-
quests that no gifts, be brought.


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Matthew and Leslie Pope

Popes Have ,

Birthday

Celebrations
SLesle, and Matthew Pope,
children of Tim and Sandy Pope
of Port St. Joe; recently celebrat-
ed their birthdays with parties at
their home.
Leslie celebrated her sixth
birthday on Sunday, January
14th with a cowgirl party. She
had a galloping good time with
her very special friends.
Matthew raced his way-to
number three .on Saturday, De-
cember 16th with a race car par-
ty. He shared his big day with
family and friends.


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brother of the bride, served as
groomsmen. Head usher was Da-
vid Lowery, friend of the bride.
Other ushers serving were Will
Fisher and Steve Howell, friends
of the bride, and Matthew Tooley,
cousin of the bride. The ring bear-
er was Taylor Grantham, cousin
of the bride.
The wedding was directed by
Charlotte Pierce.
Following the ceremony was a
reception was held in the fellow-
ship hall of the church. Seated at
the guest book was Leslie Faison.
Anna Catherine Tooley and B. J.
Presnell distributed bird seed
bags to the guests. Hostesses
were Judy Black, Myra Lancaster,
Evelyn Tooley, Karen Merzolan,
Laura Kauffman, Hedi Kauffman,
and Carol Faison. Floor hostesses
were Jeri Ashcraft, Rhonda Cas-
well, Jan Nobles, Ruth Pettis,
Barbara Presnell, Melba Richard-
son,, Jackie Staab, and Ann
Strait.
After a honeymoon trip to
Disney World, the couple now re-
sides in Hermitage, Tennessee.
Pre-Nuptial Events
On November 24, a bridal


luncheon was hosted by Betty
Sue Anchors, Veralyn Lewter, Di-
ana Wilder, and Sissy Worley in
the home of Betty Sue Anchors.
On the eve'of the wedding a
rehearsal dinner was hosted by
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Rigsby, parents
of the groom, at Butler's Restau-
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Many "uiderirpiilEd faii-
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The increased support of this pro-
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for your help.

"Thank You"
We would like to express our
sincere "thank you" to everyone
for' the love shown in countless
ways during the illness and death
of our loved ones. All of you have
a special place in our hearts and
we pray that God will richly bless
you and yours always.
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SShown from left: Miss Leslie. Faison, fifth alternate; Miss
Deann Redmond, fourth alternate; Miss Alyson Williams, third
alternate; Miss Crystal Gaskin, 1996 Gulf County Junior Miss;


SThe Sea Oats and Dunes Gar-
den Club met Tuesday. January
9. Joe Danford of the Gulf County
Solid Waste Department was in-
troduced and proposed that the
club help Gulf County raise sea
oats from seeds. He stated that to
plant new shoots is a very expen-
sive process. A meeting to discuss
how this is done will be held for
the general public and will be an-
nounced at a later date.
Members were reminded of
the trip to Eden State Park and
Sea Side on Friday, January 26.
January 12 was Arbor Day in
Florida. Immediately after the
Thank You,
I would like to thank every-
one whomade donations to my
trip to Washington. D.C. I attend-
ed the National Youth Leadership
Forum on Law and the Constitu-
tion in November.
Thank you to the merchants
in Port St. Joe and to those who
bought raffle tickets or made do-
nations.
Christy Wood


Miss Kristi Lawrence, first alternate;
second alternate.


meeting members were invited to
a tree planting ceremony at the
home of Betty Charcelor. The
club presented her with a tulip
poplar tree as a gift for serving as
its president ,for the past two
years.
A scholarship hfnd chill din-
ner will be held at the St. Joe
Beach Fire Hall on Saturday, Feb-
ruary 17,. from 11 a.m. until 3:00
p.m., E.S.T. Tickets are $4.00
and are available through any
member or may be purchased at
the door. The dinner will consist
of a generous serving of chill,
crackers, dessert, and a beverage.
SBaked goods and plants will also
4 be available.
A most interesting program
entitled "Where Have the Blue-
birds Gone?" was presented by7
Dottie Fleck of Blountstown. She
stated that the bluebird is a na-
tve of North America. but its pop-'
ulatlon has diminished 90% in
the last 80 years. "If they are to
survive," she said. "we must halt
their extinction by providing habi-
tats for them." Nesting boxes
should be placed no later than
mid-January since the scouts
come at that time to locate a suit-
able nest and await the arrival of
a mate. The box should be placed
in an area facing a tree or shrub
on a five foot pole, preferably on
metal posts (galvanized pipe).
Coating them with lithium grease
is helpful in detering racoons and
snakes. Mrs. Fleck said, "Boxes
should be monitored about once
a week during nesting season. Al-
ways remove bluebird nests as
soon as 'the young birds have"
flown." Bluebird nesting box
plans and instructions are availa-
ble from Garden Club members.


and Miss Brigette Godfrey,


Photo by Missy Nobles


"Junior Miss Winners Are Selected


Miss Crystal Gaskin was
selected as Gulf County's 1996
Junior Miss in the 29th annual
pageant held this past Saturday
evening. She also won the judge's
Interview portion of the event. She
Is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Jerry Gaskin of Wewahitchka. In
addition to winning a $500 schol-
arship grant from the local com-
petition she will represent Gulf
County in the state pageant in the
spring.
Fifteen young ladies from
throughout the county participat-
ed in the three-hour long pageant
held before a packed auditorium
at Port St Joe Elementary School.
T: he contestants were compet-
ing for $1,000 In college scholar-
ship grants. Miss Kristl Lawrence

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year old are Jamie and Rene6
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Power had an emergency 800
number set up to take priority
calls and dispatch Florida Power
service personnel promptly stat-
ing he would investigate the prob-
lem to see what might have gone
wrong, as well as why the main
disconnect breaker didn't auto-
matically shut the power off. He
also said he would see if he could
get some local phone numbers of
Florida Power employees for the
city to call in case of emergencies.
He noted that Teedy Nobles, local
Florida Power employee, had
already volunteered his services
anytime a similar situation
occurs.
In Other Business
Received two bids on a new
scoreboard for the Washington
Gym. They were turned over to
Public Work Superintendent
Frank Healy to review and make a
recommendation to the board.
SAgreed to fund half of the
.expense ($2,000) to erect a fence
along a wooded area of the newly
constructed North Port St. Joe
track as requested by Commis-
sioner Johnny Linton. Gulf
County Commissioner Nathan
Peters, Jr. told the board that the
county had agreed to pay the
other half.
Decided td pass a resolution
supporting efforts by Gulf County
Judge Bob More and Gulf County
Sheriff Frank McKeithen to pro-
hibit the use and possession of
tobacco products by minors, as
requested by Commissioner
Charles Tharpe. The Gulf County
Commission has already lent
their support to adopting an ordi-
nance In support of the move.
,* Agreed to write a letter in
support of Port SL Joe's Artificial

Peterson's Rep. To
Visit Port St. Joe
U. S. Congressman Pete Pe-
terson, D-Marianna, announced
Tuesday that Ken Davis, a repre-
sentative from his Panama City
:district office will visit Port St Joe
to meet with constituents from
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., E.S.T., on
Monday, January 22 in the Law
Library at the Gulf County Court-
house.
Peterson said Davis, who vis-
its Gulf County monthly will pro-
vide information and help resi-
dents with questions and
problems related to the Federal
government


Reef Program, at the request of
Port St. Joe Artificial Reef
Chairman Bill Kennedy.
City Clerk Pauline
Pendarvis told the board the City
Hall w.as awarded the "Christmas
Spirit" award from the Downtown
Merchants Association.
Decided to charge $45 to
city residents for non-emergency
sewer and water call-outs that
turn out not to be caused by city
system problems.
Gave 911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson approval to fol-
low Port St. Joe's 911 Committee
recommendation for final address
changes and corrections to com-
plete 911 mapping in the city.

Free Investment
Seminars Offered
Are you prepared for retire-
ment?
Here is a great opportunity to
find out what your options are!
Dean Witter and the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce are spon-
soring the free investment semi-
nars detailed below:
Where: Gulf County Public Li-
brary Meeting Room
Date: Thursday, January 25
Time: 5:30 p.m., C.S.T.
Topic: "Choosing a Retirement
Plan For Your Small Busi-
ness"
Where: Gulf County Public Li-
brary Meeting Room
Date: Tuesday, January 30
Time: 5:30 p.m., C.S.T.
Topic: "Women and Investing"
,Admission is free, but seating
is limited. Call the Chamber office
for reservations at (904) 227-
1223.

South Gulf VFD
Meeting & Social
The South Gulf County Vol-
unteer Fire Department will be
holding its monthly meeting on
Saturday, January 20, at the
Treasure Bay Lodge on C-30, at
,7:00 p.m., followed by a covered
dish social. Bring your favorite
dish and favorite beverage.
Everyone is welcomed and
encouraged to attend the meeting
and social. Volunteers'are cur-
rently needed for the South Gulf
County Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment.


Seniors Selling
BBQ Dinners
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens will be selling those large de-
licious bar-b-que beef sandwich
plates on January 19 from 11
a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Frank
Pate Park.
They will be selling out of
their red, white, and blue conces-
sion stand. The price of the meal
will be $3.00 and will include iced
tea, chips, and pickles.
All proceeds will be used to
help pay for the Senior Citizen's
and Community Center. They will
be delivering to local businesses.
Please call 229-8466 to place
your order no later than 4:30
p.m. on January 18.
They wish to, express their
thanks to the community's con-
tinued support.
Panhandle Will
Host Stamp Show
The Panhandle Philatelic So-
ciety will host "STAAIPFEST I",
the first of four stamp shows; in
1996, on January 27. The show,:
will be held at the Knights of Co-
lumbus Hall on Carol Street in
Fort Walton Beach. The show
hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. Admission and parking
will be free.
This will be a 12 dealer.
bourse with dealers from several
states in attendance. These, deal-
ers will be able to offer United
States, Confederate and world-
wide stamps and covers, as well
as an array of philatelic supplies.
Dealers will be available for infor-
mal appraisals of stamp collec-


tions. The United States Post Of-
fice will operate a sales booth at
this show.
All collectors, beginner to ad-
vanced, as well as the general
public are invited to join them for
a day of philatelic fun. If you have
any question or you need addi-
tion, please contact Fred Brafford
at (904) 651-2770.
Gem and Mineral Show
The Panama City Gem and
Mineral Society will sponsor a
Gem and Mineral Show, February
10 and 11, in the American Le-
gion Hall at the Bay County Fair-
grounds. There will-be free admis-
sion and parking.
The show on Saturday, Feb-
ruary 10 will begin at 9:00 a.m.
Sand end at 5:00 p.m. On Sunday,
February 11, the show will be
from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
There will be a wide variety of
rocks, minerals, and fossils, as
well as hand-crafted items for
sale.

Bible Study
Course Offered
Precept Ministries, an inter-
national Christian organization
Will conduct a 10-week Bible
study course entitled, "Lord, I
Need Grace To Make It." Both
men and women are invited to
the classes that begin January 24
and will be held at the Lanark
Community ::Church each
Wednesday from 10 to 12 a.m.
The course includes a study
book, class discussion and video
talks by Precept founder; Kay Ar-
thur.
For ,more information, please
call 697-3543 or 385-5223.


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Citizen of the Year

Each year at the Chamber of
Commerce Annual Membership
Dinner, a prestigious award is given
to an outstanding member of our


community.


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Year" Award is selected by the.
Board of Directors from nominations
received from groups and indivi-
duals. If you or your group would
like to choose an individual'for this
award, please fill out the attached
form and mail it to the Chamber
Office, R O. Box 964, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456. The deadline for nomina-
tions is January 26, 1996.


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The Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission heard staff pro-
posals and public input concern-
ing a series of alligator harvest
and alligator farm rule changes
during its January 11-12 meeting
in Tallahassee. Final action on
proposed rule changes is sched-
uled for March 1.
Proposed rules would relax
many of the restrictions and pa-
perwork requirements for alllga-
;tor hunters, farmers and proces-
sors. Specifically, permit require-
ments for exporting live alligators
or eggs to other states would be
reduced, and alligator trappers
would be less restricted regarding
legal equipment and assistants.
Participants in' the public waters
alligator harvest would no longer
be required to attend a training
program, although they would be
mailed instructional materials
and invited to an optional train-
ing program.
Another proposal would de-
lete alligators from the state's list
of species of special concern.
The agenda also included
proposals to permit unlimited
possession and sale of captive-
reared albino pine snakes and
-prohibit purchase or sale of Es-
cambia River map turtles and di-
amondback terrapin turtles. The
GFC also is considering a posses-
sion limit of two each for the two
turtle species and prohibiting
possession of alligators as per-
sonal pets.
S HUNTING PROPOSALS
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ing up positions within 100 yards
of game feeding stations. Staff
also recommended closing fox
squirrel hunting seasons state-
wide because of the dramatic de-
crease in suitable habitat for the
species.
The first phase of dove hunt-
ing, under another proposed rule,
would begin in the Northwest Re-
gion on the first Saturday in Oc-
tober, rather than the third Sat-
urday in September.
The Commission also took
under consideration a series of
rules to establish hunter quotas:
and other regulations for Type I
wildlife management areas and
wildlife and environmental areas.
Bow-fishermen might see
their sport expanded to allow tak-
ing non-game fish except catfish,

New Shrimping
Regulations
*Beginning January 1, recre-
ational shrimpers will no longer
be allowed to use a 16 foot otter
trawl while shrimping in Florida
waters.
All other trawls must meet
the commercial gear specifica-
tions of less than 500 square feet
of mesh area and to assure that
two such trawls are not connect--
ed which includes any try net.
Mesh size of the trawls shall not
be less than 5/8 inch bar meas-
urement at the cod end,' and 3/4
inch bar measurement in the
body. The perimeter around the
leading edge of the net shall not
be greater than 66 feet. A Saltwa-
ter Products License (SPL) is re-
quired.
*Recreational shrimpers are
allowed to use the following gear:
'Landing or dip net with an
opening no larger than 96 inches
around the perimeter.
*Cast net with a radius no
greater than 12 1/2 feet.
*Push net
*One frame net with an open-
ing no larger than 16 feet around
the perimeter.
*Shrimp traps meeting the re-
quirements of section 370.15(5),
Florida Statutes, beach or haul
seine with a mesh area no larger
than 500 square feet.
I For more information contact
Officer Jeff Gager (904) 233-5150
or call 1-800-DIAL-FMP.


at night with a bow and arrow
statewide. Currently, nighttime
bow-fishing is permitted in the
Northwest Region only.
The next GFC meeting is
scheduled for February 29th
through March 1st at Tallahas-
see. All Commission meeting are
open to the public and include
opportunities for citizen participa-
tion.


Rifle Club
Match Results
The Gulf Rifle Club held their
monthly PPC and FPOA Bullseye
Match on January 6. Dale Patton
performed well and was the win-
ner in both matches. The next
scheduled pistol matches will be
on Saturday, January 20. A
Hunter's Pistol Metallic Silhouette
Match will start at 9:00 a.m. and
a .22 Rimflre Bullseye Match will
follow. The metallic match will
consist of 40 rounds using any
common pistol caliber, while the
bullseye match is fired with any
22 rimfire pistol.
The club will hold a special
meeting on Thursday, January 25
at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be
held in the trailer at the range.
All members are urged to attend.
The club will continue to
shoot trap every Sunday after-
noon starting at 2:00 p.m. and on
Thursday starting at 6:00 p.m.
All shotgun shooters are invited.
You are not required to be a club
member to participate in any of
their matches or trap shoots.

Wewa's Little
League Forming
The Wewahitchka Little Major
League will hold its first meeting
of officers and parents on Mon-
day, January 22 at 6:00 p.m. at
the Community Center. All par-
ents and interested individuals
are encouraged to attend.
Anyone Interested in coach-
ing or umpiring for the coming'
year can contact Andy Thomas at
639-5274 or April Andrews at
639-5127.


Joseph N. Garrett
Joseph Neal Garrett, 68, of
Highland View, passed away Sun-
day morning at his home follow-
ing an extended illness. A native
of Florala, Alabama, he served in
the Navy during WWU and had
been a resident here for the past
55 years. He was retired from the
City of Port St Joe as a Water
Plant Operator, and was a mem-
ber of the Highland View Baptist
Church.
Survivors include his wife,
Mearl Garrett of Highland View; a
son, Jerry Garrett, of Highland
View; two grandsons, Michael
Garrett and Wesley Garrett; and
one brother, Glen R. Garrett of
Tampa.
The funeral service was held
at 2:00 p.m., E.S.T., Tuesday,
January 16 at the Highland View
Baptist Church conducted by
Rev. Jimmy Clark and Rev. David
Fernandez. Interment followed in
the family plot in Holly Hill Ceme-
tery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home.

Josephine Pool
Mother Josephine Pool, 86, of
Port St. Joe passed away Tuesday
evening, January 16 at Gulf Pines


Game In Row; 82


WEWA 66, B'TOWN 61
The Wewahitchka Gators
grabbed a nine point lead in the
fst quarter, last Thursday night,
and hung on to edge the Blount-
stown Tigers on their home court,
66-61.
The Gators had four players
scoring in double figures for the
game, with Andrew Williams lead-
ing the pack with his 18 points.
Cecil Jackson added 15, Gus
Russ 14 and Luke Taunton
chipped in 10.
Both Russ and Taunton hit
two three-pointers.
The Gators held a 27-21 lead
at half time and held the lead at
each of the rest stops. Consistent
shooting served the Gator cause
well as they had only one slump
which came in the second quar-
ter, when both teams slowed
down.
Score by Quarters:
Wewa 18 9 18 21-66
B'town 9 1215 25-61
WEWA-Williams 7-4-18,
C.Jackson 2-11-20, Edwards 0-0-
0, Russ 6-0-14, Taunton 4-0-10,
J.Jackson 2-4-8, Hill 0-1-1.
BTOWN-Bess 3-5-12, Baker
6-7-10, Reed 2-2-6, Faulk 5-0-10,
Houston 2-0-5, Washington 2-0-
4, Mathews 1-1-3.
WEWAHITCHKA 82,
GREENSBORO 73
The Wewahitchka Gators won
Their fourth straight game Tues-
'i day night, following a shaky sea-
son start. defeating the Greensbo-
ro quintette by a score of 82-73.
The win was a district game for
the Gators.
Andrew Williams was the big

Five Points R/C
Club Meeting
The Five Points R/C Flyers
:Club will hold its monthly meet-
ing on Thursday, January 18 at
'7:00 p.m. in the Gulf County Li-
brary Conference Room in Port
St Joe.
Any person interested in re-
mote control airplanes is invited
*to attend the meeting.


,hospital.
Survivors include one broth-
er, Joseph Clayton and several
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held
Saturday, January 20 at 2:00
p.m. at Philadelphia Primitive
Baptist Church. Comforter Fu-
neral home is in charge of all ar-
rangements.


Fla. Farm Facts
Florida farmers lead the na-
tion in the sale of 18 major agri-
cultural products: oranges, sugar
cane, fresh 'tomatoes, grapefruit,
bell peppers, sweet corn, ferns,
watermelons, fresh cucumbers,
fresh snap beans, tangerines,
:tropical fish, fresh squash, cab-
bage, radishes, gladioli, tangelos
and eggplant.


gun for the Gators with his 22
points and 13 rebounds. Gus
Russ had 19 points, Cecil Jack-
son 19 and 10 assists and Luke
Taunton 17 points, as the Gators
bettered their record to six wins
and seven losses.-
Russ and Taunton gave the
Gators three big treys each.
The Gators led 47-33 at half
time.
Score by Quarters:


WEWA 70, CAR'BELLE 35
Every Lady Gator in the nest
got into the action Thursday
night as the ladies humbled the
Carrabelle quintette by the lop-
sided score of 70-35.
Every Gator-ette scored, with
Kim Dietz leading the way with
her 14 points. She was near per-.
fect, with seven of nine from the
outside.
The Gators not only had their
entire squad scoring, but they
had four players in double fig-
ures. Amanda Davis had 11 and
Diana Taunton and April Jones
each chipped in 10. Jones also


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Wewa 24 23 1718--82
Gr'boro 15 18 16 24-73
WEWA-Williams 11-0-22,
C.Jackson 6-6-18, Russ 8-0-19,
Taunton 6-2-17, J.Jackson 1-0-2,
Hill 0-4-4.
G'BORO-Gilcrease 4-0-8,
Christian 10-3-24, James 2-0-4,
Carter 7-2-17, Gainous 1-0-2,
Tillman 7-0-14, Mathew 2-0-4.
The Gators host Freeport to-
night.


had 19 rebounds for the game.
The Gators led 35-26 at half
time but allowed only 19 second
half points for the tired Panther-
ettes.
Score by Quarters:
Carbelle 12 13 8 2-35
Wewa 1 1 6 20 16-70
C'BELLE-Brinkley 5-0-11,
Boatwright 1-0-2, Curry 7-1-15,
Rankin 3-1-7.
WEWA-Dietz 7-0-14, Davis
5-3-11, Taunton 5-0-10, Jones 5-
0-10, Atkins 4-1-9, Hand 1-0-2,
Pridgeon 1-0-2, Nelson 2-1-5,
Wright 1-0-2, Jackson 1-0-2, An-
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Havana's Last Second 3-Point Shot Results in First Loss of Season


Lady Sharks Win One, Lose

One During Week's Action


PSJ 33, NP CHRISTIAN 26
The Lady Sharks survived a
"dry" third quarter, in which they
scored only three points to defeat
the North Florida :Christian team
here Thursday evening, 33-26.
Stephanie Maxwell led the
way with her game high 16 points
and was the only Port St Joe
player scoring in double figures.
The Sharks had a comforta-
ble 18-8 lead at half time.
The Shark Middle School
team defeated NFC by the unbe-
lievable score of 30-4.
Score by Quarters:
NFC 6 2 10 8-26
PSJ 7 11 3 12-33
NFC-Richards 1-0-2; Tenni-
son 2-0-4, Asley 0-2-2, Hightower
1-1-3, Oates 4-2-11, Bavela 2-0-
4.
PSJ-Maxwell 2-12-16,
M.Vood 2-0-4, Groom 4-0-8,
McNeal-0-2-2. C.Wood- 1-0-2. KUl-


bourn 0-1-2.
HAVANA 39, PSJ 35
The Lady Gladiators of Hava-
na Northside nipped the Lady
Sharks Friday nighIt in a close
game in which either team had a
chance to win. The Havana ladies
scored a pair of baskets In the fi-
nal minute of the game to break a
35-all tie and take a 39-35 victo-
ry. .
The Lady Sharks had only
one member of the team score in
double figures in the defensive-
minded game. Stephanie Maxwell
had 16 points for the Sharks.
Score by Quarters:
Havana 10 .8 10 11-39
PSJ 3 10 13 9-35
HAVANA-Brown 7-2-16,
Wester 1-0-2, Anderson ,3-2-8,.
Swain 2-2-6, Jones 3-1-7.
PSJ-Maxwell 7-2-16,
M.Wood 2-0-4, Croom 2-1-5,
McNeal 1-0-2, C.Wood 3-0-6, Kil-
bourn 1-0-2., : ; '",-


Glenn Davis. president of
Port St Joe's Dixie Youth Base-
ball League announced that regis-
tration for the 1996 season will
be held on Saturday, January
27 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
and Saturday, February 3 from
8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Both
days the registration will take
place in the meeting room of the
Port St. Joe Fire Station.
The league will be distribut-
ing a letter throughout all of the
local schools next week to all eli-
gible children (must be 5 before
August 1, 1996; must not be 13
before August 1, 1996).
The registration fee will be
$25 per player for T-Ball (ages 5-
7) and $35. for Minor/Major


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additional Minor/Major League
registrants in a family are signed
at a rate of $30 each; no addition-
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1. Bring each player to the Fire
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2. Give league officers a xerox
copy of each player's birth
record when registering.
3. Supply league officials with
player's social security
number when registering,
4. Pay appropriate registration
fees.


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Meeting Tonight
Port St. Joe's Dixie Youth
League will be holding a meeting
Thursday, January 18 at 7:00
p.m. in the meeting room of the
Port St. Joe Fire Station on Wil-
liams Avenue.
All of last season's managers
and coaches are urged to attend
this meeting. Also, anyone inter-
ested in becoming a coach should
come at this time.
The 1996 season coaching
rosters are now being designated,
'so now is the time to "throw your
hat in the ring" If you would like
to be involved.
If your working schedule pro-
hibits your attendance Thursday
night you must contact a league
officer prior to the meeting in or-
Sder to request a position.


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HAVANA 49, PSJ 48
It finally happened. The Port
St. Joe Sharks lost their first bas-
ketball game of the season last
week, against the Havana Gladia-
tors, which also served to nudge
them out of their state-wide Class
3A first place ranking. The team ;
is now in the number two slot in
their classification. It was the
Sharks' first loss after 16 straight
wins, still the best won-loss
record in Class 3A state-wide.
Coach Vern Eppinette said
the loss was no fluke. "Havana
Just changed defenses on us and
changed the tempo of the game
faster than we could react to the
changes," he said. "We never did
get into a good offensive flow and
didn't put enough pressure on
the ball. This, coupled with a
poor shooting percentage, cost us
the game," Eppinette said.
Prior to the Friday night-
game in Havana, the Sharks were
the only unbeaten team of any
class, in the state.
Eppinette said the loss
"caused us to hurt ourselves a lit-
tle. Now, we are tied with Havana
in the District. A loss to Florida
High in our game Friday could re- '
sult in a three-way tie in the dis- '
trict."
ONLY SECONDS LEFT
Port St. Joe lost the game by
a single point when the Gladia-
tors' Fred Williams hit a three-
pointer with less than a minute
remaining in the game, to give
them the'lead.
The Sharks had a five point
lead at half time.
Brian Jenkins led the Sharks
with his 15 points. Des Baxter
was the only other Shark in dou-
ble figures with 11 points.,
PSJ-Likely 3, Jenkins 15,
Adkison 2, Daniels 2, Quinn 7,
Baxter 11, tPittman 4, Crosby 4.
HAVANA-Williams 11, Kelly
3, Williams 5, Hall 14, Abbott 2,
Lamb 2, Webb 10. Watson 2.


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Port St. Joe's Chad Quinn
(22) beats two Rutherford
defenders 'to the goal in
Tuesday night's game.
PSJ 87, APALACHICOLA 60,
The Sharks rebounded from
their first loss this season in big
style Saturday night, against Apa-
lachicola. Des Baxter scored 21


points in the game, leading five
Sharks scoring in double figures
in the 87-60 victory.
Doyle Crosby chalked up 15,
Brian Jenkins 12, Chad Quinn
11, and James Daniel 10 as the


their lead with a 23 to 10 third
stanza.
Score by Quarters:
Ruth'ford 14 9 10 13-46
PSJ 16 13 23 12-63


Baxter 2-11-16, Pittman 1-2-4,
Crosby 5-1-11.
THE SHARKS travel to Talla-
hassee's Florida High Friday eve-
ning for a District game before go-


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Cameron Likely (12) and Desmond Baxter (24) put the Tiger Shark's pressure defense- on
Rutherford.


- Sharkguns out-classed a re-
spectableApalachicola foe.
The Sharks had a total of
eight three-point goals, with four
different players contributing.
Likely, Jenkins, Daniels and Bax-
ter al had two treys each.
The Sharks had a 34-28 lead
at half time.
Score by Quarters:
Apalach 8 20 16.16-60
PSJ 15 19 25 28-87
APALACH--Croom 4-5-13,
White 1-0-3, Key 4-1-10, Tolllver
8-2-18, Miller 5-2-12, Stanley 2-
0-4.
PSJ-Likely 1-2-7, Jenkins 5-
0-12, Adkison 3-1-7, Daniels 4-0-
10, Quinn 4-1-11, Baxter 7-5-21,
Pittman 1-0-2, Bolden 1-0-2,
Crosby 5-5-15.
PSJ 63, RUTHERFORD 46
The Sharks took both the
preliminary and varsity games
against Rutherford Tuesday night
in the Dome, with the varsity win-
ning by a 63-46 score and the JV
taking the preliminary game 61-
57 to better their record to 12-2.
Des Baxter had. the game
high score with 16 points as three
other Sharks ended the game
scoring in double figures.
Chad Quinn bucketed 13
points, Dole Crosby added 11 and
Brian Jenkins tossed in 10.
Jenkins scored two treys,
Barry Adklson and Baxter each
had one.
The Sharks led by a 29-23
score at half time and, built up


RHS-Byrd 3-3-10, Davis 3-
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Anderson 3-0-6, Roulhac 1-0-3,
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PSJ-Likely 0-1-2, Jenkins 4-,
0-10; Adkison 1-1-4, Jones 1-0-2,
Quinn 5-3-13, Williams 0-2-2,


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Miami Senior in the annual Sub-
way Shootout at the Chipola Col-
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Tuesday, the team plays host'
to the Panama City Mosley Dol-
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Are Boot Camps


Doing The Job ... or


A Waste of Money?

Officials Not Satisfied With Their
30 Percent Recidicism Rate
Perhaps, the biggest eyebrow raiser in committee meetings in
Taxahassee was the second thoughts on military-style boot camps for
teenage criminals brought on by reports at least one in three get in trou-
ble again within 12 months after they are released.
Accompanied by testimony from Jacksonville State Attorney Harry
Shorstein that the military approach doesn't work and a decision by Clay
County to turn down a boot camp because it was "too expensive," legis-
lators were threatening to shut down the camps.
It's a healthy attitude because Florida should discard its ages-old
habit of automatically financing programs without first giving them a trial
run to see if they work. This performance based budgeting is absolutely
necessary to rein in runaway government.
But wait just a minute! Saving two out of three teenage criminals
from a life of crime for even a year isn't that bad, either for the teenager
or his victims. And to keep it in perspective, you must remember the juve-
nile offender wasn't out committing crimes in the boot camp.
The key to the one-out-of-three return to crime rate, according to
Juvenile Justice officials, is there was virtually no after-care for released
Juveniles because the pressure was on to expand capacity and quickly get
the bad kids off the street.
Shorstein-although he knocked boot camps-said one of the main
reasons his programs, began in 1991, have resulted in dramatic 30 per-
cent juvenile arrest rate reductions in Duval County is strong after-care,
along with early intervention, education and sure punishment. He hired
a professional education coordinator on his staff whose duties include
close contact with released juveniles.
It must be remembered the other key to his program is to routinely
try juveniles as adults and throw them in jail for a year or so. Perhaps,
the idea some legislators have been expressing to put juveniles, at least
temporarily, in the empty cells now found in the adult prison system is a.
good one.
Can't you hear the do-gooders yelling already?
Clay County Sheriff Scott Lancaster's decision to back out of a boot
camp agreement with the Juvenile Justice System sounds, like' sour
grapes or bargaining. Lancaster, who backs boot camps, said he didn't
realize it would cost from $300,000 to $400,000 in matching money from
the county, although he was agreeable to the state's contribution' of
$700,000 plus.
Who knows who is right? Only experience will tell. Lawmakers should
take a hard look at the results available (like it says in that performance-
budgeting legislation) and use what works.
One thing Shorstein said is true:
'You accomplish a lot more when you turn a 15 or 16 year old away
from crime than locking a professional criminal up for life at 35.when his
active violent crime days are about over."
*** *** *** .*** ***

Other interesting capitol developments are:
ATTY. GEN. BOB BUTTERWORTH'S idea to provide free cellular
phones for potential victims of stalkers, a bill to force the state to pay
back auto impact fees charged people who were not in that winning class
action suit, anid the assigning of nearly 102.000 cases of back child sup-
port to private collection agencies.
GOV. LAWTON CHILES wants to hike tuition at Florida universities
in his 1996 budget instead of raising taxes, and U. S. SEN. BOB GRA-
HAM would not raise admission standards at community colleges
because It would hurt returning veterans and other students who do a
few years-orgrowing up between high- school and college.
The population of MANATEES, our "endangered sea cows" who
migrated here from the Caribbean, showed a delightful increase in a cen-
sus count Environmental activists quickly pointed out extra cold weath-
er resulted in the higher count-they're still endangered. Hey, how about
global warming? Not a whimper about it during the cold snap.
Florida's state bass fishing championship will be held later this
month on the Georgia side of Lake Seminole because sport fishermen
(who got a commercial fish net ban passed in 1994) won't pay a $500
impact fee to hold it on world famous Apalachicola Bay. "We listen to the
voters here," said Apalachicola Mayor BOBBY HOWELL after the town
council voted in his suggested fee.

.
Here's the Capitol News Roundup
CRIME DROP CHANGES 1996 BUDGET FOCUS
Gov. Lawton Chiles will recommend a $40 billion no-new-taxes bud-
get Friday focused on children and education that is made possible by a
drop in Florida's crime rate and a temporary surplus in prison beds.
There will be requests for some fee increases and a 7 percent hike in
university tuition, Chiles said. He also hopes to guarantee all state work-
ers a 3-percent pay raise and for those making less than $25,000 a year,
he'd raise it to at least $1000.
The budget represents an increase of $1 billion over this year's bud-
get.
Chiles has pledged to focus on children in his second and last term,
stressing spending on programs like Healthy Kids-which subsidizes
health insurance for poor families-and on education. He specifically rec-
ommends $33.7 million to expand Healthy Kids.
A WOMAN SENATE PRESIDENT .. MAYBE
Sen. Toni Jennings, of Orlando, will be the first Republican woman
president in the Florida Senate if the GOP retains its control in the
November elections.
First elected 20 years ago, Jennings was selected by her party as their
next senate president. The GOP became the majority in the Florida
Senate for the first time in more than 100 years in the 1994 election. It
holds a 22-18 edge over Democrats.
DID DEMOCRATIC CHAIRWOMAN LIE?
Sen. Charlie Crist, R-St Petersburg, said he would give transcripts of
Democratic State Committee Chairwoman Terrie Brady's testimony to the
state attorney's office to determine if she perjured herself before the
Senate Ethics Commission.
But State Attorney Willie Meggs, of Tallahassee, said if Crist expects
an investigation he should also file a sworn complaint.
Brady told the committee last month no one in the party had asked
her to remove Scott Falmlen as state Democratic Party executive director.


Allstateo


Capitol


NEWS ROUND UP

from Tallahassee
by JACK HARPER


Democratic Vice Chairman Jon Ausman told the committee last week he
had not only urged her to fire Falmlen but notified her that the Leon
County Democratic executive committee had voted to recommend it.
Falmlen-although supported .y Gov. Chiles andLt. Gov. Buddy
MacKay-has become a center of cop troversy because he lied to reporters
for almost a year that he had authorized misleading telephone calls to
seniors on the eve of the 1944 election which Chiles won by. a narrow
margin.
Both Chiles and MacKay have denied that they knew the calls paid
for by Chiles' campaign committee-claimed, they were authorized by a
seniors organization that didn't exist and a Republican association that
didn't know anything about them.
"OPEN DOOR" JUNIOR COLLEGES HANG IN THERE
A subcommittee of the House Higher Education Committee voted
down 4-1 a proposed bill to require students enrolling in community col-
leges to meet admission standards of state universities.
It was the first skirmish in an expected battle during the spring ses-
sion of the Legislature that challenge's the historical "open door" policy of
junior colleges in Florida that results in the expenditure of about $50 mil-
lion each year on remedial courses. ,
The vote postponed consideration of the bill by the full House Higher
Education Committee for now, but the concept can be revived in a vari-
ety of maneuvers.
Community colleges have admitted students for 30 years if they iave
high school degrees or the equivalent, but concern has mounted over the
increasing number who lack the basics in math, reading, and writing.


Arizona,

Nominated

For Award
Arizona Chemical has been
nominated for the Ninth Annual
Commissioner's Business Award
from the Department of Educa-
tion in Florida. Each year, ap-
proximately 500 nominations
from among more than 18.000
business/education partnerships
throughout the state are submit-
ted for consideration. The Bay
County School District, with as-
sistance from Rutherford High
School in Panama City, made the
nomination. Arizona Chemical Is
headquartered in Panama City
and is a specialty products busl- :,
ness of International Paper. The
division's largest plant is also lo-
cated in Panama City, with two
other plants located in Pensacola
and Port St. Joe.
General Manager Ernest
Spinner said, "Arizona Chemical
is honored to be nominated for
this prestigious award. We take
pride in our business/education
partnerships with schools where
we operate.
In the last two years, through
the International Paper Company
Foundation, Arizona Chemical
has contributed more than
$67,000 in grants for educational
needs to panhandle students. A
few of the programs funded in-
clude the Mosley High School
"Graphics Arts'!, the "Old Home-
town" project with the Pensacola
High School, and the "Science
Screen Report" for students at
Port St. Joe High School.
Last fall, Arizona Chemical
sponsored a back to school sup-
ply drive with other businesses in
Bay County and donated pencils,
pens and rulers. More than 1,200
less fortunate children were pro-
vided the school supplies they
need to begin the school year. In
addition, employees provide pres-
entations to classrooms to dis-
cuss information on Arizona
Chemical and to explain the im-
portance of learning math, eng-
lish, computers, etc. Employees
also donate their time to judge
science fairs and participate in
othereschool. activities.
Arizona Chemical is the first
International Paper business in
the state of Florida to become a
member of International Paper
Company Foundation's Educa-
tion and Community Resources
(EDCORE) program with the Bay
County School District. Through
EDCORE, teachers and adminis-
trators will be able to submit
grant proposals to the Founda-
ticn for the 1996-97 school year.
Annually, the district will have
the opportunity to receive up to
$23,000 in grants.
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As in the rest of the medical world,
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E :Sc hool Ne ws


- Events and Happenings from County Schools
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ni ^ ^ ___ ____ ______________________ __ _. .. ..


Wewahitchka

Elementary

News... 0
By Linda Whitfield


"A Bear In Winter"
By 3rd Grader, Random Jackson
"I don't see how a bear don't
freeze. Bears live in a cave or
near a stream. I like bears. People
should not shoot them. Bears are
a part of nature. Just to see them
is pretty. I saw a cub when I was
in the woods."
Tracy Bowers Is
WES "Teacher Of The Year"
Using private ballots, Tracy
Bowers was voted "Teacher of the
Year" by her peers at WES. This
is Miss Bowers' third year of
teaching, having taught first
grade and now teaching second
grade. Miss Bowers is involved
with lots of committees at school,
spends countless hours after
work at her classroom and is ac-
tive in her church, Miss Bowers
exemplifies the best qualities in a
teacher. We're proud of her as
our choice.
The Distinct Privilege
With all the hype about the
federal cutbacks, balanced bud-
get, and other financial woes, I
just felt fortunate in being able to
say that I have the oldest car in
the faculty/staff parking lotl
SFourth Grade Writing Test
The fourth grade teachers re-





Middle

School

News..


By: Erica Ailes and Alicia Christie
Congratulations to the Port
St. Joe Middle School girls bas-
ketball team for their victory over
North Florida Christian with a
score of 35 81 Winning this
game brought our girls' record to.
a total of four wins and NO loss-
es. We're proud of youl Their next
home game was Wednesday, Jan-
uary 17 at 4:00 p.m.
Any seventh or eighth grade
boy or girl interested In running
track should sign up in the office
at school. Also, any seventh or
eighth grade boy may sign up for
baseball in the office by January
18th.
It's that time again The Pepsi
Blue Caps Competition is back.
Students may start bringing In
blue caps to their AA teacher. The
AA who collects the most will be
awarded with a "cost free party"I
On Wednesday, January 17,
there was a Port St Joe Middle
School Open House held at 5:30
p.m. During this meeting, report
cards were issued and an A.I.D.S.
Awareness presentation was
made by the Gulf County Health
Department Also, the P.T.S.O.
and the Booster Clubs conducted
a membership drive. All parents
are encouraged to attend.


port that they are counting down
the days until the state writing
test next week. The students are
doing what they are supposed to
be doing and so we'll see If it
measures up to what the state
thinks. The students write daily
in a narrative and expository
style, paying attention to mainly
sticking to the topic. Mr. Carr
and Mrs. Lawrence are positive
they will do their best
WES'Science Fair
The science wizard, Joe Walk-
er, would like to announce the
1996 Science Fair at our school.
It was set up on Tuesday and the
public was warmly invited to at-
tend on January 17 from 3:00
until 6:00 p.m. The students
worked really hard on this and
we appreciate their scientific en-
deavors.
ESE Field Trip
The classes of Pam Sumner,
Kim Whitfleld and Renbe Fore-
hand went on a field trip to'Pana-
ma City to the Visual Arts Center
to view an exhibit and participate
in hands-on activities.
Martin Luther King Day
In conjunction with this holi-
day, several classes in the, ele-
mentary school are studying
about him in social studies. Dr.
King, a leader in the civil rights
movement, Was honored across
the, country for his ideas of peace
and equality for all.
The Day Of Reckoning
On Wednesday. January 17,
computer reporting sheets went
out at our school; Don't faint,
just call for a conference. The
teachers will be glad to speak to
you about your child's education:


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Everyone, is back at work af-
ter another holiday.; Report cards
went out, last Thursday and a
new semester has begun.
Friday, January 12 the
V.F.W. presented medals aid
awards to the winner of the Voice
of Democracy Contest at a cere-
mony at Faith Christian.
Jack Spencer was awarded
first place locally and in the dis-
trict competition, and Kristi Law-
rence was the third place local
winner. Jack is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Mike McLawhon and
Kristi is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs.. Steve -Lawrence. They pre-
sented their speeches for the au-
dience to enjoy.
Jennifer Smallwood, daugh-
ter, of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Small-
wood, who was the second place
winner, was unable to attend.
After the program the ladies


Teacher Of The Year
Our spotlight this week is on
our "Teacher of the Year" choice,
Elizabeth Howell. Liz began her
teaching in 1962-63 at Drum-
mond Park Elementary School in
Panama City. She has taught eve-,
ry grade except kindergarten and
enjoys them all, equally as much.
Her background Includes high
school biology and physical sci-
ence. Since 1978, Liz has been at
Highland View Elementary and
had, until two years ago taught
the fourth grade. Now, she Is our
Title I teacher for first through
third grades.
When asked about what gives
her the greatest pleasure through
teaching, she said, "I enjoy work-
ing with the children and seeing,
their faces light up when they re-v
alize that they have learned:
something or finally figured out a
problem." I also asked her if she,
could change anything about our
education system, what would
that be .. she replied, "I would
like to see us go back to master-:
ing the basic skills and the use of
hands-on utilized more in our,
classrooms."
Liz has been married to Cor-:
bett for 33 years and has three
- grown boys and two grandchil-
dren who live in Kentucky. When
she retires, Liz shared with me
that she will travel and work in
her yard. Sounds like fun, can I
come? We are very proud of our
nominee for "Gulf County Teach-
er of the Year", Liz Howell.
Our Move Is Complete.
Well,! by now you all know
that we are back into our beauti-
ful new, school and loving every,
minute of it Our rooms are just
wonderful-so bright, clean and
dry. What a difference from the
way we had left them in October.
All of us here would like to
. say a big "thank you" to the pris-


e

ion's Tale
News Column
Faith Christian School
of the V.F.W. entertained the
guests and students In grades
10-12 with refreshments in the li-
brary. A special thanks to them,
to Dick Seefeldt, chairman of the
contest, his assistant, Joans Phil-
lips, and to the other V.F.W.
members who participated.
We must add that It was in-
teresting to see "Butch"-Arendt in
a different uniform. He looked
great!
The Voice of Democracy Con-
test is a speech competition of-
fered to students in grades 10-12
in schools all over America. This
year's subject was "Answering
America's Call".
Mrs. Goebert's fifth grade
class spent the day, Friday, learn-
ing about Florida history "on lo-
cation". They visited the San Luis
Archaeological Dig and the DeSo-
to's winter encampment reenact-


were sent home on Wednesday,
January 17. If you would like to
schedule a parent/teacher confer-
ence, please call 227-1221.
School Advisory Mleeting
The School Advisory Council
for Port St. Joe Elementary
School will meet at 7:00 p.m. on
Thursday, January 18 in the li-
brary. All members are encour-
aged to attend.
Fourth Grade Writing
Assessment
On Tuesday, January 23 all
fourth graders will be taking the
Florida Writing Test. Parents can
help by encouraging your child to
write each day. Keeping a journal,
writing in a diary or writing let-
ters are just a few ways to tune
those writing skills.
Science Fair
Our annual sixth grade Sci-
ence Fair will be held on January
25 and 26 in the Port St Joe Ele-
mentary School gym.
Free or Reduced Lunch
If your financial situation has
changed, your child/children
may qualify for free or reduced
lunches. You can qualify for a
temporary period and when your
financial situation improves you
may return to full pay, Please
come by the front office to see if
you qualify.


owners for all their help, the ladies
from Wewa who helped us' pack,
all our parents, the School Board
and Port St. Joe Elementary


"Students Of The Week"
Congratulations to our "Stu-
dents of the Week" ..... Cherie

Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
JANUARY 22 26
MON-Chicken Sandwich,
French Fries, Buttered Corn,
Milk and Cake.
TUES-Meat Loaf, Potatoes
w/gravy, Turnips, Corn-
bread and Milk.
WEDS- Fish Nuggets,
Steamed Cabbage, North-
ern Beans, Roll or Hush
Puppy, Milk and Fruit
Cup.
THURS-Spaghetti w/meat
sauce & Cheese, Tossed Sal-
ad, Green Beans, Roll or Gar-
lic Toast and Milk.
FRI-Cor Dog, French Fries,
English Peas, Milk and Cake.


Glover, Johna Pittman, Amber
Priest, Jolie Hogan and Ashley
Bryan.
Parents Make The Difference
What do you do when your
children have used up their al-
lowances and ask for more mon-
ey?
Most experts agree that t's
best not to pay children for rou-
tine household tasks. Families
run more smoothly when every-
one works together as a team,
sharing responsibilities.
Some parents make up a list
of larger Jobs their children can
do for cash-from washing win-
dows to scrubbing the tub. This
gives youngsters an opportunity
to get what they want by putting
forth extra effort.
Report Cards Sent Home
The grading period for the
third six weeks ended on Wednes-
day, December 20. Report cards


Jesse Colbert, Michael Groh,
Sand Robbie Funderburk of Port
St. Joe have been selected to at-
tend the National Young,Leaders
Conference from January 23rd
through the 28th in Washington,
D.C. The National Young Leaders
Conference is a unique leadership
development program for high
school students who have demon-
strated leadership potential and
scholastic merit Jesse, Mike and
Robble. Juniors at Port StL Joe
High School, will be among 350
outstanding national :scholars at-
tending the conference from
across America.
The theme of the National
Young Leaders Conference is "The
Leaders of Tomorrow Meeting The
Leaders of Today". Throughout
the six-day conference, the stu-
dents will interact with key lead-
ers .and newsmakers from the
three branches, of, government,
the media and the diplomatic
corps..
Highlights of the program In-
clude welcoming remarks from
the floor of the. United States
SHouse of Representatives and a
panel discussion with prominent
Journalists at the National Press
Club. Scholars will visit foreign
embassies and receive policy
briefings from senior government
officials. They may alsdo' eet With
their senators 'aind representa-
tives or ari appointed member of
their staff to discuss Important Is-
sues facing Port St. Joe and the
nation.
To complement these special
meetings and briefings, rJesse,
Mike and Robbie will participate
in a number of leadership skill
building activities. In one activity,
"If I Were President", students
role-play the President, members


meit. The class had a good time
on a cold day and got a glimpse of
what hardships our early settlers
encountered.
This next Sunday, a -ninth
grade student at Faith Christian,
Nicholas Blake, will again be fea-
tured as a violinist in one of the
Ilse Newell Fund programs for the
performing arts in Apalachicola.
The performance will begin at
4:00 p.m. in the historic Trinity
Church on January 21.




W* rslip .i

at the Church

of YMourChkce


School for housing us these past
eight weeks. It sure is nice to
know y6u have a friend when you
need one,. ,
SAlso; we received mary boxes
of clothes and supplies' from Call-;
fornia and Mrs. Miller has even
received money and books from
aciossthe: country to help replace
the ,.,743 lost in our Library.
Pepsi Caps .
Well, it is that time again to
start saving your light blue Pepsi


of the Cabinet and representa-
Stives from Capitol Hill who must
respond to an international crisis
involving North and'South Korea.'
Culminating the National Young
Leaders Conference Is the -"Mock
Congress", in which scholars as-
sume 'the roles of United States
Representatives by debating,
amending and voting on proposed
legislation on welfare reform.
The National Young Leaders
Conference is sponsored by the
Congressional Youth Leadership.
Council, a .non-profit, non-
partisan educational organiza-
tion. Founded in 1985, the coun-
cil is committed to "fostering and
inspiring young people to achieve
their full leadership potential.".


caps for money for our school.
Send them in and help us buy
more equipment for, our school.
, Thank you for your support in all
That we do.
Report Cards
Report cards were sent out
on January 17 and gold cards
;will go home "on January 23. If
yydU did not get your child's report
card, please call the office.
Until next week, have a great
week ......


Over 375 members of the United
States Congress join this commit-
ment as members of the Council's
Honorary Congressional Board of
Advisors. Each year, only 7,000
outstanding youth nationwide
may participate In the 20 ses-
slons of the National Young Lead-
ers Conference.
"The conference provides the
opportunity for students to dis-
tinguish themselves as tomor-
row's leaders," said John Hines,
Council Executive Director.
.Scholars not only gain knowl-
edge and experience in the na-
tion's capital, they leave with a
sense of accomplishment and an
increased ability to face the chal-
Slenges of the future."


S ark' a 1~k by: David Swan


Happy New Year!l
I hope everyone had an
enjoyable Christmas break.
Time to get back to work
and finish off the 95-96
school year. ,:.. i:


6:00 p.m. news.
Stay tuned In for another
Shark, Jennie Smallwood
who will be featured during
the week of April 14.
Congratulations to Heath-


1i The first semester report er Fields and Brigette God-
cards were distrib- frey for their first place fin-
uted this week on Ish in this
Wednesday. Janu- month's Florida
ary 17. Math League Con-
During Decem-
ber WJHG Chan- Congratulations
nel 7 started their also, to Chris Fol-
,,.:seventih. airnual-, 'lin, Dusty Daniels,
Student of the Year Shonna Armstrong
Program. This pro- .forand Danielle Fox
gram recognizes for their second
outstanding high f pla e tie.
school students for Congratlations
their Veai' achieyemrents in to the varsity boys basket-
their veral chie ents ball team' for their champi-
academics and community onship in the 5th Annual
responsibilities... Gulf County Classic, and
Brigette Godfrey will be their victory over Quincy.
featured 'all week in 30- Come out and support
second spots during the your Port St. Joe Sharks.
5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
news, and Friday on the GO SHARKS !


MESSAGE

SERVICE






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Three From Port St. Joe High.


Selected To Attend Conference

Will Spend Five "Challenging" Days In Nation's Capital
With 350 Other Young Scholars From Across America


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Port St. Joe Elementary School
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A Christian's Language

When I was a boy I thought cussing and
fussing was manly language. I was raised in
a tough neighborhood in the west side of
Jacksonville. My family took me and my
.brother .to Sunday School and church. In
Sunday School I learned to recite Bible vers-
es. 'In Colossians 4:6 we'find, "Let your
speech always be gracious, seasoned with
salt, so you may know how you ought to an-
swer everyone." A Christian does not, have to
be weak or insipid in speech. :Our witness
should be strong, but gracious. Cussing and
using the Lord's name in vain is not the
speech of a Christian. Every Christian
should know this. We all have different lev-
els of education. HOw-
ever, every Christian
knows if his or her lan-
guage is complimentary
to our Lord.


Oliver F. Taylor
Visitation Minister, First
United Methodist Church


This column is provided as a service ol the Gull County Guidance Clinic.- Inc. a prol
Ing and mental health center. It s not Intended to replace psychological counseling
vices.


Dear Counselor:
I've Just had the most emba.--,,
rassing experience I took my four,
year old son to the hairdresser'l \
to get his hair cut. You would
have thought he was being tor-
tured, he screamed soi loudly,.
Everyone was watching and I was
helpless to quiet him. I was so
embarrassed! Is there anything I
can do to prevent this from hap-.
pening in the future?
Red Faced Mom
Dear Mom:
Good news! There is some-
thing you can do that will help
with this problem and with other
problems like going to the doctor,
dentist, or hospital. It's called
Make Believel Make it a game with
your child. Set up a,make-believe
office that looks' as much like
where you're taking your child as
possible. Take the time to
describe the setting to your child
and explain what will be taking
place while your child is there. For


Concert Slated at

SThompson- Temple
The Youth and Young Adult
Departments of Thompson Tem-
*' '' ple First Born Church would like
essional counsel-. :to cordially Invite you to a gospel
or treaiment ser. ;'concert on Saturday. January 20.
at 8:00 p.m., E.S.T. The guest
choir will be the Panama City


example: 'These are scissors and
Sthe hairdresser will use them to
Strim your hair.' "'The dentist will
Suse a light similar to this one to
look at your teeth." You. can also
Find' books (and maybe even
videos) at your local library that
you can share with your son. Your
son was most likely reacting to an
unfamiliar setting and fear, of the
unknown. Once he becomes
familiar with what's going to hap-
pen through play acting, his fears
.' should be lessened.
Gloria M. Dumas,
NCSP School Psychologist
Note: Please' address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses, are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length;
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to
227-1145.


Community Choir, under the di-
rection of Bro., George Deloach.


Fla. Farm Facts
Florida farmers led the nation
in the production of 18 major ag-
ricultural commodities last year,
-and produced more than 13 per-
cent of the nation's vegetables
with sales of more than $1.5 bil-
lion.
SFlorida ranks No. 9 nationally
in the value of its farm'products,
and No. 2 in the value of its vege-
table crops.


Celebration at New Bethel AME Church
New Bethel A.M.E. Church
will celebrate Family and Friends
Adertise Your Church Day on Sunday, Jahuary 21 at
Services Each Week In The featured speaker will be
Your Hometown Sarah Riley of Lynn Hhaven. Eve-
Sryone is cordially Invited to wor-
Newspaper! ship with Rev. Calvin Griffin, Sir
and the congregation at New
Bethel. ,


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



FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
: REV. BILL WHITE, PASTOR.
.2420 Long Ave.
.. ,r Joe,. 32456
S- *P 904-229-6886
Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
Sunday School ....................................... a.m.
Morning Worship ..........................................11 a.m.
Sunday Evening .......................... ..............6 pm.
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 School 10 a.m. CDT
Worship Service 11a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m.






Chapel Lane Overstreet* Phone 648-8144
Bro. Harold J. McClelland r, Jr. W.L. Remain.
Pastor Pastor Emeritus
Sunday School0 ...................: 1000 a.m.
Sunday Worship.......................................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening .. .. .;......*.... "...***....... 7:00. p.m.
Wednesday Evening ....................... ..........7:00 p.m.



FIRST APTISr CHR RC
Aim DaO Eastor
Jim Davis, Pastor


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



l "'I L FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
S7 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
( LU SUNDAY WORSHIP......................... 10 a.m.
u ADULT SCHOOL................................ 11 a.m.
Nursery Available
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor


Ideal Mulch Material


Being ThrownAway


byFlorida Gardeners

Florida Law Prohibits Material Going
Into Lined Landfills-Recycle


by -
Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
Pine needles, leaves, grass
clippings and plant trimmings
have been collected, stuffed in
*plastic bags and placed on the
curbside where they were collect-
ed and transported to landfills.
These materials accounted for 20
percent of the waste dumped in
landfills. Florida has passed legis-
lation that prohibits lined land-
fills from receiving this so called
yard trash as of January, 1992.
Much of this yard trash can be,
recycled on site as mulch. ,,.
Pine needles, leaves and
grass clippings can each be used
alone as a mulch or in a combi-
nation. Of the three, pine needles
removed from beds by wind or
rain, and don't "mat down" exces-
sively. However, they don't last
more than six months due to rap-
id decomposition. Leaves can be
used alone as a mulch, however,
they are difficult to:keep in place
in windy locations and are easily
washed from beds during heavy
rain showers. Leaves perform
best as a mulching material when
they are shredded and/or com-
posted. Plant trimmings such as
twigs and small branches should
be shredded before they are used
as mulch. A mechanical chipper/
shredder is needed for this pro-
cess.
Yard trash is readily available
in many yards and so It is a very
Inexpensive source of mulch.
However, there is some reluc-
tance to use it as mulch because
It is not as attractive as some of
the more expensive mulch materi-
als, This problem can be over-
come by adding a thin layer of a
more uniform mulch over the
yard trash.
Mulch can be used around
plants in beds or around individ-
ual trees and shrubs in a lawn.
Eliminating grass from around
plants greatly reduces the compe-
tition for water and nutrients
from the turf and increases the
growth rate and health of trees
and shrubs. When mulching indi-
vidual trees in lawns, create a cir-
cle of mulch about two feet in dl-
' ameter for each inch of trunk
diameter. Increase the size of the
mulched area as the tree grows.
Pull mulch one to two inches
away from the stems and trunks
of plants. The high moisture envl-
ronment created by mulch In-
creases the chances of stem and
trunk rot which can result in
plant death.
In addition to being useful
around plants, mulch can be
used as a ground cover for walks,
trails, drive ways and play and
natural areas.
The amount of mulch to ap-


Gulf County
Extension Service













Roy Lee Carter
Agent


ply will depend on the texture
and density of the mulch. Com-
post and many wood and bark
mulches should not be applied
any deeper than two to three
inches. .Excessive amounts of
these fine textured mulches can
suffocate their roots causing chlo-
rosis and growth. Coarse textured
mulches such as pine needles
and pine bark nuggets, which al-
low good air.movement through
them, can be maintained at a
depth of three inches.
Cypress mulch should be
maintained at a depth of two to
three inches since it appears to
have a high water holding capaci-
ty which may reduce the amount
of water reaching the plant root
zone.
Mulches composed solely of
leaves or 'grass clippings should
never exceed a two inch depth.
These materials have flat surfaces
and tend to mat together restrict-
ing water and air to plant roots.







In tW r orhi a hf
C ofun/ ofu
oBessie Itdedy
9MotCier, you weremcahsed
January 16, 1995 to be within our
Lord in heaven. You are missed,
but are with us in our hearts
andtwe wui be together again.
OurLove,
t Dougl as eJuanita pO:
itc, 1/18


Join Us For Worship ....

Overstreet Bible Chu.rrch
Overstreet Road
Services:
Sunday School 10 a.m., CST
Morning Worship 11 a.m., CST
Evening Service 6 p.m., CST Pastor Guy Labonte
Wed. Bible Study 6 p.m., CST Phone: 648-5912


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS
Bible Study: Worship:
10 a.m.Sunday 11 a.m. Sunday
7 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Corner of 20th Street& Marvin Avenue



THE EPISCOPALCHURCH IN GULF COUNTY


ST. JAMES'


* 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET
Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CD

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor


6 : 3 lWe-Want.You To Be, .,-.
Part of the Friendly Place'
BIBLE STUDY 9:45 a.m. EVENING WORSHIP ........... 7:00 p.m.
MORNING WORSHIP.........1........ 1:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY................ 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH TRAINING ...............5:45 p.m.
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue


CURTIS CLARK
Pastor '


MARK JONES
Minister of Music


S ,. onstitution i lAdfonument
.Catch S.NPortSt. oe
STHE UNrrEDMyETHOOISTCWRCH*
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School........ 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship .... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship.............. 6:00 p.m..
Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Choir Practice
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wd nesdy ............ 7:30 p.m.
PASTOR



First United Methiost Church
1 111 North 22nd St.
S Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church ......................9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ................ 10:00 a.m. CT
**Nursery Provided"*
CHR/STI/AANTYON V /TE MO VF
Dr. Loule Andrews, Pastor John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT




Beginning Sunday, Jan.7th,
a special eight week
sermon series...



with God

"Realizing Our Potential with God"


Won't you join us?

Grace Baptist Church
Innovative Informal In Touch
Upstairs First Union Bank Monument Ave.
Sunday Worship at 10:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.
Rev. Marty Martin, Pastor
Phone 229-9254


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PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 18, 1996


U


'88 Mazda 626, good condition,
$2,500. Call 227-7432. 2tc 1/18
Vehicles for Sale: 1990 Chevrolet
Geo Storm, 1992 Mazda 626 DX.
1988 Chevrolet Astro Van, 1992 NIs-
san Maxima, 1990 Toyota 4x4 Pick-
up, 1994 Hyundai Elantra.
Call Debbie or Diane at St Joe Paper-
makers Federal Credit Union for de-
tails (904) 227-1156. 2tc 1/18
'86 Escort Wagon, very nice, in and
out, runs good, no rust. $1,000 firm.
229-0285. Itp 1/18
'84 Crown Victoria wagon, V-8, excel.
cond., auto., air, new brakes, new
converters, exhaust, headliner,
$2,500. 648-5901. 2tc 1/11


; OATN A


Wewahitchka State Bank will be ac-
cepting sealed bids through January
24, 1996 on a 1984 aluminum tunnel
boat suitable for fishing, shrimping
and crabbing. Also a galvanized twin
axle trailer and a 1987 Suzuki 75 hp
motor. Wewahltchka State Bank re-
serves the right to refuse any and all
bids. 2tc 1/11





Lovely new home in Mexico Beach. 3
bdrm., 2 ba., / lots of extras No pets
- lease required. Call Parker Realty of
Mexico Beach for information. 904-
648-5777. It 1/18


Furnished trailers for rent, 5 miles
past Overstreet Bridge on Hwy. 386
toward Wewa. Call 648-5306.
tfc 1/18
For Rent: 3 bedroom, 2 bath duplex,
furnished, St Joe Beach. Two bed-
room, 1 bath duplex, partially fur-
nished, St Joe Beach. Call 647-8889.
2tp 1/18
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. 648-5476. 2tc 1/18
Office space for rent 518-A First
Street, $300 month. For information
call 229-8226. 2tc 1/11
Monthly Rentals, Mexico Beach. 2
bedroom 1 bath and 2 bedroom, 2
bath starting at $375 per month.
Contact Gulfaire Vacation Rentals,
647-5716. 2tc 1/11


2 bedroom house in Howard Creek,
$250 month, plus $250 security de-
posit 904-327-4858. 4tp 1/11


2 bedroom, 1 ba. furnished house.
Washer/dryer. 5 miles from beaches,
$400 mo. plus deposit 648-8751.
2tp 1/11
2 bedroom furnished trailer in High-
land View. Call 227-1260. 2tc 1/11
2 bdrm./ 1 1/2 bath 300' off Gulf.
$475 month. Call 647-3461 or 648-
5328. tfc 1/4
A nice, clean unfurnished two bdrm.,
1 ba. trailer, located on St. Joe Beach.
Call 647-5361. No pets. tfc 1/4
BAYOU STORAGE, units for rent!
High and Dry after Opal. Located on
Hwy. C-30 next to Todd Land Devel-
opment. Call 229-8397 or 227-2191.
tfc 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. 5tc 12/28
2 bedroom mobile home, furnished,
St. Joe Beach, $375 plus utilities.
Call 647-3461 or 648-5328.
tfc 1/4
2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home, fend-
ed lot, washer & dryer. Nice and
clean, $200 month, $150 deposit.
2042 Trout St., Highland View. 647-
3264. tfc 1/4
2 bedroom trailer, no pets. Trash and
water furnished. Call 647-5106.
MOSS CREEK APTS., 904/639-
2722. 1 & 2 bedroom apartments lo-
cated 260 Amy Circle, Wewahitchka,
FL. Rent starts at $275. Cen. air &
heat blinds, carpeting, stove, refrig.
Equal Housing Opportunity. Hearing
Impaired number 904-472-3952.
tfc 1/4
The Phantry Hotel, Rooms Private
baths. Daily or weekly rates. 302 Reid
Ave. Port St. Joe, 229-9000. 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
No need for wet carpets..Dry clean
them with HOST.. Use -rooms right
away. -Rent machine. St Joe Furni-
ture, 227-1251. tfe 1/4


Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tapper
Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable hous-
ing for the elderly and the handi-
capped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., handicapped equip-
ped apts., available. Stove & refrig.
turn., fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.,
on-site manager.
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
tfc 1/4


UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & re-
i frig., cen. h&a, screen porch, car-
port & laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove
& refrig., washer/dryer hook-up;
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba.. inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
tfc 1/4


Yard Sale: 1913 Cypress Ave.,
clothes, misc. Saturday, Jan. 20th,
from 8-12. ltc 1/18
Yard Sale: Sat, Jan. 20, 8:00 1:00
at 34th St North, Mexico Beach.
Yard Sale: 34th St Mexico Beach, 8
am. until, Saturday, Jan. 20th.


Experienced cleaners needed for Va-
cation / Resort rentals. Call Parker
Realty of Mexic Beach, 904-648-
5777. Itc 1/18
Part-time help wanted, clerk for con-
tract post office in Mexico Beach. Call
648-5386. 2tc 1/18
POSTAL JOBS: Start $12.08/hr. plus
benefits, for exam and application
info call 2197794-0010 ext. RU71, 9
am 1 l.pm, 7 days. 3tp /4


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


Warehoused, small and large, some
with office, suitable for small busi-
ness, 229-6200. tfc 1/4




Yard Sale: Friday, Jan. 19, and Satur-
day, Jan. 20 at 2022 Marvin Ave.,' 8
a.m. until. Designer clothes, baby
bed, porcelain dolls. Itp 1/18


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. tfc 1/4
Drivers Make your experi-
ence pay! We pay for experi-
ence plus get 3 raises 1st yr.
Bonuses &: profiting sharing.
Dir. Deposit avail. Blue Cross
/Blue Shield Ins. Teams &
grads welcome. 22 w/lyr,
OTR/CDL'A'. 1-800-633-0550,
ext. M-49. itp 1/18


Insure your pet's winter coat. Ask
BARFIELDS LAWN & GARDEN; 229-
2727 about Happy Jack Tonekote.
Deliciousnutritional food supple-
ment 6tc 1/4
DOG GROOMING PLUS, 227-3611.
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, clipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats :
tfc 1/4
PET & PROPERTY TENDERS. In
your home pet sitting by Joey and
Marie Romanelll, 229-1065.
tfc 1/4


II TRADS SERVICES


EXPERIENCED TUTOR, your home
or mine. Bachelor's degree. Any age.
647-8577. 2tc 1/18
CARPENTRY, patio enclosure, siding,
windows'installed, your home built,
additions, decks and more. All work is
guaranteed & done by a licensed gen-
eral contractor licensed #RG0066513.
Look at work I have done. If you like
it, hire me. Expert work and, nothing,
less. Of course free estimates. THEI
BOUSE DOCTORS, 647-3300 or 1-
800-919-HOUSE. tfc 12/28
Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.



Small

Engine Repair

.229-2727

EXPERIENCED TEACHER

PIANO LESSONS
CONVENIENT LOCATION
Call 229-8039
3tp 1/18

JOHN F. LAW
LAWYER
1-904-265-4794
29 Years Experience
WORKER'S COMPENSATION
PERSONAL INJURY
NO RECOVERY.**NO FEE
7229 Deerhaven Road, P.C.,,,4/


STUTZMAN ROOFING
RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price"
229-8631
tfc 1/4

SResidential Custom Wood
. Commercial Industrial

A 8 R Mechanical
,seuer/l Featiag


Albert Fleischmann
EIN #593115646


FREE Estimates
(04) 647-4047


Avon

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


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

TLC LAWN SERVICE
"Catering to All Your Lawn Service Needs'
MOWING, EDGING, TRIMMING, SPRAYING,
FERTILIZING, WEEDING, CLEAN OUTS,
SPRINKLER REPAIR, AND LANDSCAPING
Free Estimates
Call 229-6435 tfo4/6


C TAX TIME IS HFRF !!
Small Business & Contract Truckmen's Computerized
Bookkeeping Service and Individual's Tax Service
We are available after hours on special request
JARL BOOKKEEPING
Cj63 P.O. BOX 950
SWEWAHITCHKA, FL
LARRY O'SHALL & ALICE F. O'SHALL 639-3530



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


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

LIC # RF0051042
FREE ESTIMATES RG 0051008
ER 0011618
JOHNNY. MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION R REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
MINOR ELECTRICAL
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA ... .. 904/1229-6821


Surfside Serenity Group, 1st United
Methodist Church, 22nd St., Mexico,
Beach. Monday 7:30; Friday 7:30.
All times central. 647-8054.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
AL-ANON
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
MethodistChurch, PSJ



SEWING
Decorative, Alterations, etc.
Lynda Bryant 229-9345
Port St. Joe
4tp /11


STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
Al Type Electrical Work
124 Hr. Service
UC. #ER0013168 INSURED
647-8081
ALAN STRICKLAND


Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
9tpjl/30


STUMP GRINDING
Average Stump $10.00
1-800-628-8733
A-1 Tree Service & Stump'Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
tfc4/6

MOWING RAKING WEEDING
EDGING TRIMMING
LANDSCAPING LICENSED
C./.'s tawn

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

r--- - - -
I I
SSt. Joe Rent-All, Inc. I
I Small Engine Repairs I
I
Factory Warranty Center
I-
Lawnmowers /I
Weedeaters
Tillers
Chain Saws


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


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


"Caring for God's Creanon"

Genesis Lawn Service
Free Estlmetes *#omaet Dpeft"ndble
t: : DAVIDtSMILEY' WeROAN t .c '
227-7406 I,22
acr2/21

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



IF AUF 1 1 1 I


I tye.Denao 'gn I


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 &
BODYSHOP
29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
SRebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone227-7229
S. tfc4/6


\-- Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
* TenriteTreatments Restaurant* Motel
SRFea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Trealment/
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
[d FAMILY OWNED
I PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gul Co. & Surroundig Areas
; Free Estimates & Inspections
648-318i[


Classified
Advertising Pays!

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

THE FASHION EXCHANGE
220 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe ;
2274183
New & Used Clothing
for the Entire'Family.
Accessories and Misc. Items.
ft 410


Port st Joe Lodge No. 11
Reg. Stated Communication
1st and 3rd Thursday of eAch
month, 8:00 p.m., Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave.
Marlen Taylor. W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec. :


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


NExYMicrosystems
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


tfc1/4


GULF COAST

IIIL' AWN SPRINKLERS
Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Free Estimattks 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 Ut 1/4 Port St. Joe, FL 32456


Williamson's
Well Drilling & Pump Service
St Li. #3075
WATER FILTERS
CONDITIONERS
PURIFICATION SYSTEM
Croska Williamson P. 0. Box 1173
639-2548 tf1/4 Wewahitchka, 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 c t2/14


RATES: .
Une 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.,
DEADLINE:
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POSTAL JOBS, Attention
Port St. Joe $12.68/hr to
to
start, plus benefits. Car-
iiers, sorters. computer
t4raincees. Call to&y for


3 1 /1 1
application and informa-
t
hion 9 am to 9 pin, 10]800-
819-5916, ext. P2334.
r

tp 1/11


i









THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 18, 1996 PAGE 5B


I UBICNOICS


ACCEPTING BIDS
The United Paperworkers Union Local #379 is
accepting bids for an experienced painter to paint
the Union Hall on 6th Street In Port St. Joe. For
inquiries contact Kenneth Dykes at 227-1604.
2tc, January 11 and 18, 1996.
IN TIE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT.OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. INAND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 95-78
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
SARA CROCKETT ELUS
deceased.
/
NOTICE OF ADWNiTBRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of SARA
CROCKET ELLIS, deceased, File Number 95-78,
Is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 5th Street, Port St
Joe, Florida 32456. The name and address of the
Personal Representative and her attorney are set
forth below.
All interested persons are required to file
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF T'IS NOTICE, (1) All
claims against the estate and (2) any objection by
an interested person on whom notice was served
that challenges the validity of the Will, the
qualifications of the Personal Representative,
venue orJurisdiction of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
DATE of the first publication of this Notice of
Administration is January 11, 1996.
/s/ WILIAM J. RISH
RISH & GIBSON, PA
303 4th Street
P.O. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(904) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0066806
/s/ CAROLINE ELLIS NORTON
103 St. Joseph Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
2tc. January 1 and 18, 1996.
VEHICLE SALE
The City of Wewahltchka will accept bids for the
sale of two vehicles:
'1. 1985 Ford Ranger 8297
2. 1983 Ford Van B6957
Bids must be sealed, and marked, "BID ON VEHI-
CLE #". All bids must be received by Cty Hall no
later than 4 p.m., Jan. 22. 1996. Bids will be
opened at the regular city Commission meeting
Jan. 22, 1996 at 6 p.m.
The City reserves the right to accept and/or reject
all bids and award to the highest bidder.
Vehicles may be viewed at the water plant by ap-
pointment during working hours, 7 a.m. to 3:30





By Owner: home for sale, Mullet Bay-
ou, 120'.waterfront, dock & boat slip,
3 bdrim., 2 ba., screened in patio,-
plus. $135,000. South of Freeport, FL
on Hwy. 331, 904-835-2246.c
Itc 1/18

For sale by owner- 5 bdrm., 2 bath
home at Mexico Beach. No damage by
Opal. 40' LR, 40' screened porch, cov-
ered parking for 6 vehicles, large loL
648-4550. tfc 1/11
Howard Creek, 1/2 acre lot, no re-
strictions. Surrounded by national
forest, creek runs behind, $3,800.
648-8334. 2tc 1/11
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. rqme see, make offer. 827-1725
or 827-855 ... .,.t.ce./.14 .
1990 Fleetwood. vinyl sided and un-
derpinned, 3 bdrm., 2 ba., Ig. living
rm., din. rm. & pantry.' Appli. nclud-
ed, cen. h/a, 2 outside sheds, 1 shal-
low & 1 deep well on high and dry lot.
109 W. Rogers St 227-2012.
4tp 1/4

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 Lease: 3/4 bdrm., 2 ba., 1 1/3
acre lot Cape Plantation, 904-383-
5524. 3tc 1/18

For Sale: Cape San Bias, 2 bdrm., 2
ba. house, steel roof on 1/2 acre lot
joining St Joe State Park property on
bay side, $63,000. Call 229-2740 or
227-2046 for appt. tfc 1/4







Tandem boat trailer, $300. Call 827-
8075. ltp 1/18
40 gal. gas hot water heater, new con-
dition, $80. Call 229-6133. Itc 1/18

Utility trailer, 4'x8', new bed, 12"
wheels & spare, $300 obo. 227-1834.
Itp 1/18

Women's small wet suit, 2 piece, $50,
647-8577. 2tc 1/18

New Leisure-Matc bed with message
unit, rolling casters, with head and
foot adjustment Not a hospital bed.
Cost new $1,300, sell for $600. More
info call 229-6858 anytime. 2tp 1/11
Cast nets for sale, $90. Call to place
your order, 229-6604. tfc 1/11
30" electric range/30" range hood,
gold color, works great, $100. Fiber-
glass camper shell for small lwb
truck. Make an offer. Call 229-6773.
Itp 1/18
486 DX4-100 Bare Bones Computer
System, $449 includes Case Power
Supply, enhanced IDE I/O 1.44 flop-
py DX4-10.0 CPU and Motherboard,
256 Cache. 647-3339., 4tc 1/4
Guaranteed ladies' and men, high
quality fashion jewelry at reasonable
prices. 229-8433. 26tp 8/3/95
Mushroom Compost, $15 yard, any-
time, 648-5165. tfc 1/4


Want to Buy: Used gas grill. Call 647-
8204. Itp 1/18
Wanted to Buy: young, female chi-
huahua. Call 639-2107, ask for Mrs.
Key. 3tp 1/4


p.m. To make an appointment' call f39-:
PAMEA L. HARDEN. City Cferk
Itc.January 18. 1996.-
IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL C
S AND FOR GULF COUNTY. F
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 95-75-PR
FIA. BAR NO. 301108
INRE: ESTATEOF ''-
ODELL M. KIRCHBAUM
.deeased- .7..
/
NOTICE OF ADWINfBTRATIOI
The administration of he.eslaLe of
KIRCHBAUM. decease. File Number 95
pending In the CIrcuiL Court for Gul
Florida, Probate Division, he address o
1000 Fifth Street, Port St. 'Joe
32456-1648. The names and address
Personal Representative and the
Representative's attorney are set forth be
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES ARE
THAT: .,
All persons on whom thishnotice is s
have objections that challenge the valld
Will, the qualifications. of the;
Representative, venue, or JurisdicUonof
are required to file WITHIN THE-LATER (
(3) MONTHS-AFIER THE DATE OF T
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR TH
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE C
OF THS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the Decedent ar
persons having claims or demands ag
Decedenfs esalte on whom a copy of ihiL
served within three months after the da
first publicanon of this noate mrriu rile tL
with this Courn Wt-IIN THE LATER OF T
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF TH
PUBUCATION OF THIS NOTICE OR TH
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE 0O
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the Deced
persons having claims or demands ag
Decedens estate must file their claims
court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AF
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS"
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of t.
Is January 18, 1996.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
J. C. O'Steen
177 Salem Court
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
(904) 877-1028
Personal Representative.
JAMES TANTON
c/o J. C. O'Steenh Esq.
177 Salem Court
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
(904) 877-1028
2tc, January 18 & 25; 1996,


a ; ":


Beacon Hill Lot, with Gulf Front-
age, 122' hwy.. 130' deep. $99.500.
648-4648. tc 1/4
Building, the American Legion Build-
ing located at Third SL and Williams
Ave. Port SL Joe. 2700 sq. It..'-'
$75.000. 647-8066 or 648-8669.
tfc 12/14

Gulf view' lot, Mexico Beach,
$32,500.00.:648-4648; : tfc 12/14
Estate Sale: Gulf view house in Gulf
Aire Subd., 302 Beacon Rd.. 1625 t
sq. ft. 3 bdrm., 2 ba., enclosed 2 car
garage. $139,900. Contact Nolan Tre-
glown,.Personal Representative, (904)
647-8997. tfe 1/4

Handyman Special, 3 bdrm., 2 bath
shell house, beautiful 1/2. are. C-30
sputltCape.,,Sa as>ala i
ably priced: Financing available. 227-
7606. tfc 1/4
2.73 acres for sale at Sunshine
Farms, corner lot; $15,000 negotia-
ble. 827-2379. tfc 11/9
For sale by owner: two story new.
home, 2048 sq. ft., .3 bdrm., 2 1.2 :
bath, master bdrm., 22'x16' with gar-
den tub. sunken den w/flreplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and'rear porch, 12'x16'
until. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. pd. thru 12/95
Business for Sale: Phantry Building
and extra lot.' Income producing.
Three business units downstairs and
a manager's apartment, Four hotel
rooms w/full baths upstairs. 24 cll-
mate-controlled ,mini-storage units
upstairs and down. Best location in
town for detail outlets. Call 1-800-
800-9894. tfc 1/4
Half acre lots for sale. Hwy. 386,
Overstreet, Creekview Subd., $500
down. $96.48 per month, 120
months. Call and leave message. 229-
6031. tfc 1/4

1/2 acre lot with septic tank, $9,500.
Overstreet. Road. Owner financing,
227-2020, ask for Billy. tfc 1/4
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 1/4


SEASHORES HOUSE FOR
SALE, nice stucco 3 bdrm., 2
ba.; Lanai w/heated pool; gar-
age & storage bldg. $110,000.
206 Narvaez St.
647-3281
tfc 1/4


iDealing
2605
i-g

.THE
ROUIT, IN. '
LqRIuA. l. The holiday gift-giving season been, 1
1s over and now It's time to py agency
'the piper. Millions of Americans ing to
are struggling with bills for *. Ch
Presents 'and other seasonal ex- debt c
penses. If you are fortunate, that y. Ex'
S may be as easy as deciding from rates
N which bank account or Invest-, aggrav
ODELLM. ment the money will come. But lems r
5i 5Mis for many, overzealous holiday Be
f which is spending may have pushed them who o
,es of the into;serioisand ,troublesome tl- data n
Personal naneial, situations; or aggravated the ne
low. existing indebtedness. rate,
NOTIFIED rate, c
SEarly signs of dangerous per- for, at
erved who sonal financial trends include: ruptci
dlity of the
Personal not paying bills on time, or years.
OthF Co juggling which to pay; Av
HE FIRST paying only the minimum on off bal
DRTY (30) has ac
F A COPY large credit card bills; has a
nd other .* frequent overdrafts on check- the mi
ansi, the ing accounts' possib
b notice Is
oU," the spending all income ,with no Cc
eilr claim money going to savings; and/or in pay
HREE 13) -o tacted
E FIRST being denied credit because of e
IRTY (301 I Federa
F A COPY a bad credit report. ties A
f one or more of the warning from u
ainst the signs applies, consumers might or abu
with ts consider the following guidelines ing to
OF, TS: for getting back on track:
oT Determine exactly where the
money is going. Draw up a bud-
his notice get and stick with it. Mc
When having problems making BAN]
payments, contact creditors im-
mediately about alternative, more Po
manageable payment plans. Do 1996
not wait until the matter has & as
cannot use false statements or full-ti
engage in unfair practices in the noun
performance of their work. Con' Mi
Ssumers who believe they are vic- rienc
times of unfair debt collection sales
edgeaI
BlaB,


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9596-17
The' Board of'County Commissioners of Gulf'
County, Florida. will receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corporation Interested in
purchasing from the County the following
described personal property.
(1) 1994 Ford Ranger X.T. White.
5-speed transmission. Rear Sliding
Window. Sport Wheels and Tires, 4 cyo.. .
engine, Approz. 18.000 -"
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and what the Bid
is for.
Bids will be received' untll 5:00 o'clock, P.M..-
E.ST., January 23, 1996, at the Office of the Clerk
of Circuit Court, Gulf County Courthouse, 10006
Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida,.32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTYe COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/ BIlly.E. Traylor, Chairman
/s/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk of Courts
Itc, January 18, 1996.


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with Debt:

S Paying the Piper After the Holidays Are Over


turned over to a collection
r, which might not be will-
negotiate.
eck out companies offering
consolidationn loans careful-
orbitant fees, high interest
and inflated promises can
'ate debt and credit prob-
ather than ease them.
ware of firms or individuals
iffer to "clear up" negative
reported :to credit bureaus. If
;gative information is accu-
redit bureaus may report it
least seven years. Bank-
es may be reported for 10

oid using credit cards. Pay
lances each month. If debt
cumulatedd, pay more than
minimum due each month, if
le.
consumers who fall behind
Ing creditors may be con-
by debt collectors. The
l Fair Debt Collection Prac-
hct prohibits debt collectors
sing harassing, oppressive
isive tactics when attempt-
collect owed money. They


GEE JOINS COLDWELL
KER B & B PROPERTIES,
. AS SALES ASSOCIATE
irt St. Joe,' Fl., January 8,;
- William C. (Bill) McGee
joined the Coldwell Banker B
Properties, Inc. team as a
me sales associate, an-
ced Barbara Stein, Owner.
cGee has two years of expe-
e in residential real estate
and is extremely knowl-
ible about the Cape San
Fl. market We're happy to
him on our team to give our
s the highest level of sup-
hey deserve.
nce joining Coldwell Banker,
e has completed the Fast
course that is part of the
vell Banker professional ed-
on program. He Is a gradu-
f Michigan State University
a retired Naval Officer.
native of Buffalo, New York,
e lives in Cape San Bias, Fl.
also an active member of
ort St Joe Lions Club and
San Blas Taxpayers Club.
r local real estate Informa-
call Coldwell Banker B & B
rties, Inc. at (904) 227-
Coldwell Banker has more
2,400 residential real estate
s and more than 57,000
associates and employees
rth America.
Itc, 1/18/96


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B & B PROPERTIES, Inc.
(904) 227-1892 or 800-2614892
NEW LISTING: Dragons Lair, Qwn your own Gulf Front castle 4 bdrm., /4 ba., great room, fireplace,
workshop, screened and open'depks, bar, landscaped ; flood ins. avail. Call marie today for this one.
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$189,000.
Gulfside Cape San Blas: 2+ acre tract. Reduced t $99,900. Call Barbara on this one now!
Waterfront! 3 bdrm., 2 1/2 ba. cdndo with excellent rental history. Call Earl before this one is gone.
Reduced to $115,000. Owner wants all offers.
Dead Lakes/Cypress Creek: Campground/Retreat; 2/3'bdrm: cottage, duplex w/both sides 1 bdrm.,
mobile home lot w/septic and util., 8 campsites w /power &.water, bd6tslips/dual boat ramp, many
extras! Income producing now! Call Bill today! Reduced to $89,000.
Cape Dunes: Beautiful Gulf View-home, 2 bdtm./3;ba., berbdr w/w,, 30,000.
Port St Joe: 60217th St., 3 bdrm. on 1g. lot;30x40' shop hew windo4nd hardwood floors. $118,000.


practices should contact the Flor-
ida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services at 1-800-
HELPFLA (1-800-435-7352) to file
a complaint.
SThose who feel they need
more helpiri solving their debt
and credit problems might con-:
sider contacting the nearest office
of the Consumer Credit Counsel-


ing Service (CCCS). CCCSs are
local, non-profit organizations,
providing education and counsel-
ing on personal budgeting and
the wise use of credit. Services
are free or for a reasonable fee.
For the nearest CCCS office,
check the phone book white pag-
es or call 1-800-388-CCCS (1-
800-388-2227).


NOTICE OF A CHANGE AFFECTING THE USE OF LAND
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida, proposes to adopt an
ordinance amending Ordinance 93-1, providing for a change in regulations effecting the
use of land for the entire area of Gulf County, Florida.
A public hearing on the Ordinance regulating the use of land will be held on Janu-
ary 23, 1996 at 6:00 p.m., E.S.T., at the Gulf County Commissioner meeting room at the
Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Florida. The ordinance to be considered is enti-
tled:
ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE AMENDMENT OF PORTIONS OF
ORDINANCE 93-1, CHANGING SETBACKS FROM WETLANDS IN SPE-
CIFIC AREAS, CHANGING THE DEFINITION OF A SUBDIVISION,
CHANGING THE DEFINITION OF A MINOR REPLAT, PROVIDING FOR
OTHER MINOR CHANGES AS PER ATTACHMENT "A", PROVIDING
FOR DISTRIBUTION OF THE ORDINANCE AND PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
The proposed Ordinance will result in a modification of the rules affecting the subdi-
vision of land.
The proposed changes to the ordinance may be viewed at the Gulf County Plan-
ning/Building Department, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 5:00 p.m., E.S.T; The public ,is en-
couraged to provide written or verbal comments on the material under consideration.
Questions concerning this ordinance change should be directed to the Planning/
Building Director at (904) 229-6111. Itc, January 18,1996




S Elizabeth W. Thompson
ELTO LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
Office: Hwy. 98 at 19th St., Mexico Beach
Mailing Address: Rt. 3, Box, 167, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FAX: (904) 648.4247
904-648-5683 or 1-800-582-2990
After Hours: Jay Rish,'Associate Broker, 904-229-1070,
Brenda Miller, Salesperson, 904/648"-5435

MEXICO BEACH
New Listing, 116 N. 38th Street. Every details has been
addressed in this beautiful 3 BR 2 BA canal front home w/approx. 1'500
SF of living space, additional 800 SF on the ground level for a game
room or extra storage, and .1,000 SF of decking providing a spectacu-
lar view of the water. It is completely furnished, and was built for effi-
ciency w/low maintenance vinyl siding, extra insulation, Anderson
windows, fiberglass doors, pecky cypress walls and detailing inside,
gas thermal heating system, elec. cen. AC. All appliances included, tile
kitchen, marble baths, 12' pantry area, wet bar w/refrig. The seawall &
boat dock provide ample space for the boater; outside shower, 3 gas
connections for outdoor gas grilling, sprinkler system with well. Lot size
is 75'x100', parking for 6 or more cars, quiet established neighborhood.
Call Brenda Miller for an appointment to see this weekend getaway or
executive retreat. PRICE, $279,000.00.
131 Miramar Drive, One half of duplex second from beach. 2 sto-
ry, 3 BR 2 BA completely furnished, all appliances, room y inside laun-
dry room, carpet & vinyl; new CH&A, ig front deck w/panoramic View of
water, also screened porch for cool outside dining. Excellent rental unit. "
Ask for Brenda Miller for details. PRICE, $94,500

SSEA SHORE SUBDIVISION
We have several high and dry lots for sale in Sea Shore Subdivision, all
with owner financing, paid sewer tap fees,city water, elec. and natural
gas available.
PORT ST. JOE
1407 Constitution Dr. A 3 BR/3 BA bay front home with 1700 SF of
too many extras to list. Master suite w/his and her walk-in closets, tub
jacuzzi. Has ceramic tile in liv. rm, din. rm, den with a view of the bay
from each room. This home also has a double garage, nice covered
porch, a large storage/workshop in the rear of the property and much
more. A great location overlooking the bay, including beautiful sunsets.
Jay Rish has more information. Call him! PRICE, $169,500.00.





SALES

BEACH

RENTALS,

CAPE SAN BLAS

Tom Todd. INDIAN PASS
MEXICO BEACH

Really, INC. ST. JOE BEACH
1^1 'PORT ST. JOE


NEW LISTING: 3 bd/2 ba. Excellent! Access to Gulf & Bay, 2 lots. Most fur-
nishings will stay. $110,000.
GULF VIEW. 4 bd/4 ba. 2,000 square feet, open and screened decks, fire-
place, 2 car enclosed garage and concrete parking. Price $169,000.
GULF FRONT at CAPE SAN BLAS. 150' on the Gulf! 1.73 acres. Fantastic
view of the Gulf! GREAT SUNSETS! Price $225,000.
BAY FRONT LOT has permitted septic tank (already installed) and dock. Has
numerous trees. Priced at $49,900.
BAY VIEW WITH DOCK, 2 bd/2 ba. home. Concrete parking. REDUCED!!
NOW $89,000.
GULF VIEW NEW!!! 2 bd/2 ba. home. Good rental potential. Deeded access
to the beach. Concrete parking. Price $105,000.
GULF FRONT SEA CLIFFS CAPE SAN BLAS 3 bd/2.5 bath townhome.
Fully furnished. Great rental potential for investor. Access to association pool.
PORT ST. JOE, 525 7th St. Great starter home, 3 bd/2 ba. Recently remod-
eled. Detached garage/workshop, $49,900.
NEW LISTING ST. JOE BEACH 101- Trade Winds Dr., Gulf Aire,
CUSTOM BUILT SPLIT LEVEL, 3 bd/3 ba/with GREAT ROOM of beauti-
ful cypress, fp, formal din. rm, fully equipped kitchen w/family dining. MAS-
TER BEDROOM & BATH TOP LEVEL! Private DECKS GALORE!
Energy efficient w/2 heat pumps. LARGE CORNER LOT w/unobstructed
view of water. MUCH, MUCH MORE! Call Brenda Lynn, Agent, 904-648-
8215.


Tom Todd Realty, Inc.

HC 1 Box 150, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 --

800-876-2611 or 904-227-1501
Thomas M. Todd, Licensed Real Estate Broker REALTOe


Fantasy Properties, Inc.
S1200 U.S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478


NEW LISTINGS:
Mexico Beach, 403 Georgia. Spacious 24x56' modular
home entry-hall, Ig. liv. rm. w/fireplace & built-in cabinets
Sw/shelving; din.rm., kit. w/appliances, breakfast area w/table &
benches, 'pantry, w/dining area off kitchen plus shelving; split
bedroom plan. Master bdrm. has large bath with shower, gar-
den tub, dressing counter, closet, dual lavatories. Two bedrooms
and hall bath. Screened porch-off dining room, deck, fenced
backyard, storage bldg., $67,500.
St. Joe Beach, 209 Balboa, 1 block to beach.
Comfortable 3 bedroom, 3 bath home w/aluminum siding, large
deck, storage bldg., carport; 20x20' shop, original 1985 20x40'
mobile home with addition of liv. rm. and bedroom and bath 3
years ago. Home has economical gas heat plus gas stove con-
nections, cen. a/c. Well and sprinkler system. Fans and mini
blinds. Call for appt. $101,500.
OR
INVESTOR'S PACKAGE, home plus 3 rental mobile homes,
income of $325 each per month. Separate septic tanks. Call for
details. $165,000.
Port St. Joe, 1034 McClellan Ave., Nice two bedroom, 1
bath home on large corner lot,; new central heat/air and new
water heater. House has liv. rm/dining area, hardwood floors,
porch, and garage, $50,000.

Sales Rentals Vacation Rental Specialists
JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor


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[Gulf County Commission Minutes ]


NOVEMBER 2, 1995
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Billy E. Traylor, Commissioners
Michael L. Hammond, Jesse V. Armstrong,
Nathan Peters, Jr., and Warren J. Yeager.
Jr. Others present were: Clerk Benny Lister,
Chief Deputy' Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Patricia A.
Taylor. Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Emergency Management Director/
Administrator Larry Wells. Emergency
Management Coordinator Marshall Nelson,
.Solid Waste Director Joe Danford, South
Gulf County EMS Director Shane McGuffin,
Maintenance Supervisor Joe Bearden, Road
Department Superintendent Bob Lester,
SHIP Administrator/Veterans' Service
Officer Bo Williams, and Building Inspector
Richard Combs.
The meeting came to order at 5:20
p.m., E.S.T.
Emergency Management Director
Larry Wells opened the meeting with prayer,
and Commissioner Michael L. Hammond
led the Pledge ofAllegiance to the flag.
ROAD PAVING. DELAY Chairman
Traylor discussed that due to the removal of
Hurricane -Opal debris, contractor C. W.
Roberts is requesting an extension on
beginning the new road paving until after
January 1, 1996. Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the extension was granted.
MOSQUITO CONTROL CHEMICALS
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager,
second by Commissioner Armstrong, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
purchase of 300 gallons of malathion
($5,910.00), to be paid from the Mosquito
Control grant funds.
CAPE SAN BLAS PROJECT -
Commissioner Yeager discussed various
emergency projects, including beach scrap-
ing, that have beeh approved by F.E.M.A.
and moved to advertise forbids. Tie motion
was seconded by Commissioner Hammond
and it passed unanimously.
BOARD POLICY- Following discus-
sion regarding employees continuously'
stopping at stores while on the job,
Commissioner Armstrong moved to amend
the Board's policy regarding the Road
Department and Mosquito Control as fol-
lows: The Board agrees that all County
employees making non-job related stops,
other than during their lunch break, must
first receive approval from their supervisor.
The motion was, seconded by
Commissioner Yeager, and it passed unani-
mously.
HURRICANE OPAL CLEAN-UP Chief
Administrator Butler discussed that County
employees have been working longer days
in an effort to remove Hurricane Opal
debris. He stated that he has contacted the
union and discussed the employees work-
ing overtime on Fridays, Saturdays and
Sunday until the debris is cleaned up.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Hammond,
Solid Waste Director Danford stated that
1,625 tons of hurricane debris has crossed
the scales at the landfill.
REDISTRICTING. WORKSHOP -
Chairman Traylor stated that the Board
needs to have' a workshop Wednesday,
November 8, 1995 at 5:00 p.m., E.S.T. to
discuss redistricting to prepare for the
meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November
21, 1995 in Tallahassee with Mr. DeGrove
from the House of Representatives.
RECEIVE BIDS (#9596-04) 4 X 4
TRUCK/BUILDING DEPARTMENT -
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed
bids for a 4 x 4 truck for the Gulf County
Building Department (#9596-04). the fol-
lowing bids were received:
Billy Can- Chevrolet, 820.739.50;
Tommy Thomas Chevrolet, 818.718.63;
Blountstown Motors. $19.198.00; Cook-
Whitehead Ford, Inc.. $16.403.00
The bids were given to Chief
Administrator Butler for review and recom-
mendation.
The meeting recessed at 5:35 p.m.,
E.S.T;
The meeting reconvened at 5:38 p.m.,
E.S.T.
AWARD BID (#9596-04) 4 X 4
TRUCK/BUILDING DEPT. Upon recom-
mendation by Chief Administrator Butler
and motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous vote, the Board awarded the bid for a
4 x 4 truck for the Building Department to
Cook-Whitehead Ford, Inc. for $16,403.00.
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond,
second by Commissioner Peters, and unan-
imous vote, the Board agreed to allow Chief
Administrator Butler to contact Cook-
Whitehead Ford, Inc. to discuss using the
old Building Department truck as a trade-in
on the new vehicle, since no bids were
received.
ADVERTISE FOR FINANCING BID -
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Hammond, and
unanimous vote, the Board agreed to adver-
tise for financing of the new Building
Department truck as soon as the amount to
be financed is known..
SHIP PAYMENT DEFERRAL Upon
motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to allow Ms. Ora
Boykin to defer payment on her SHIP loan
for three months due to severe damage her
home received during Hurricane Opal.
With no further business the meeting
did then adjourn at 5:42 p.m., E.S.T.
Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
Attest: Benny C. Lister Clerk
NOVEMBER 2, 1995
PUBLIC MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in public
meeting with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Billy E.. Traylor and
Commissioners Jesse V. Armstrong,
Michael L. Hammond, Warren J. Yeager, Jr.,
and Nathan Peters, Jr. Others present were:
Deputy Clerk Patrlcia A. Taylor, Chief
Administrator Don Butler. Emergency
Management Director/Administrator Larry
Wells, Solid Waste Director Joe Danford,
Building Inspector Richard Combs, and
Emergency Management Coordinator
Marshall Nelson. Also present were: FEMA
Representatives Jim Fleck and Colette
Blum-Meister, SBA Representative Burke
Kelser, HRS Representative Doug Kent,
DEP Representative Bill Folkes, and DEM
Representative Dennis Smith.
The meeting came to order at 6:08
p.m., E.S.T.
Mr. Willie Ramsey opened the meeting
with prayer, and Commissioner Nathan
Peters, Jr. led the Pledge of Allegiance to the
Flag.
Chairman Traylor welcomed the pub-
lic and stated that the purpose of this meet-
ingwas to give the public the opportunity to
address questions they may have regarding
Hurricane Opal assistance to the proper
agencies.
Upon inquiry by Mr. John Thorpe as to
what the County's plans are for debris
removal and beach renourishment, Chief


Administrator Butler stated that County
employees have been working 14 hour days
to remove as much debris as possible. Chief
Administrator Butler stated that the
County will remove collapsed structures
from property if the owner signs a release of
liability.
Upon further inquiry, Chief
Administrator Butler stated that presently
the County will not remove any septic
tanks. HRS Representative Kent stated that
if a septic tank is unrepairable, it needs to
be rcrrr-r ".vi cr:" tlh property and a new


one installed. Mr. Kent stated that he will
inspect any septic tank that is question-
able.
Upon inquiry by John Thorpe,
Emergency Management Director Wells
reported that the County plans to improve
County Road 30-E by raising the road-bed
three feet. There are two phases to the
improvement: 1) returning the road to its
original condition. 2) Mitigation minimiz-
ing the effect of any future disasters. The
County is waiting for approval of the miti-
gation phase.
Chairman Traylor discussed that the
County has received $125,000.00 to be
used for beach renourishment. DEP
Representative Bill Folkes discussed that
the County will have to comply with guide-
lines set by DEP. The County has received
permission to scrape the beach in certain
areas and use the sand to build emergency
berms. The berms will be built approxi-
mately 500 1.000 feet long, 6 1/2 feet high
and 15 feet wide at the top, with a 20:1
slope. He also stated that due to abuse of
the beach scraping system, beach scraping
will not be allowed after December 3. 1995
except by special permit.
Mr. John Hanson, of St. Joe Beach,
stated that many residents have already
hired contractors to build berms on their
property and asked if these residents will be
eligible for reimbursement. FEMA
Representative Jim Fleck stated that reim-
bursement is for government entities and
the state does not reimburse individuals.
Mr. Ron Morrow of Cape San Bias
stated that homeowners at Cape San Bias
have ordered 6,000 sea oats, at their own
cost, and have already begun planting the
sea oats. The homeowners have already
spent approximately $20,000.00 to renour-
ish sections of the beach. He stated many of
the homeowners will be upset if FEMA or
DEP assists the County with beach renour-
ishment and does not reimburse these
homeowners for the money, they have spent.
(6:47 p.m., E.S.T. Commissioner
Hammond left)
Commissioner Yeager stated that the
County will 'have to look into a possible
arrangement with the Cape San Bias home-
owners, and commended them for their
efforts to renourish the beach.
(6:49 p.m., E.S.T. Commissioner
Hammond returned)
Mr. John Hanson, of St. Joe Beach,
questioned\why other counties, such as Bay
County, seem to be well into their beach
scraping and renourishing programs and
Gulf County is just getting ,started.
Commissioner Yeager stated that Bay
County has a larger budget and is able to go
ahead and begin renourishment projects
before knowing if the State will reimburse
them 25%. Commissioner Hammond stated
that Gulf County is a smaller county and
not able to spend large amounts of money
before knowing if some of It is reim-
bursable *
Upon inquiry by Ms. Jerri Duke a res-
ident of Cape San Bias, Mr. Doug Kent of
HRS informed the public that HRS has
waived all permit fees for septic tanks, and
he is available for site inspections. When
putting in a septic tank, the original guide-
lines for the septic tank will still need to be
met.
Colette Blum-Meister, of FEMA,
reported that under the emergency minimal
repairs program, through FEMA, some indi-
viduals may be eligible for assistance with
building berms near their property. ,
Mr. Bill McGee, a resident of Cape San
Bias, presented the Board with a proposal
regarding flood insurance for coastal prop-
erty owners.
Bill Folkes of DEP discussed the prop-
er method for scraping renourishing the
beach. Beach scraping should beJimlitd to
the wet sandy area extending from the
mean low water, landward 100 ft. The sand
should not cover vegetation.
Gall Picola. of St. Joe Beach, inquired
if the County would be providing sea oats
for purchase to residents who wished to
plant them,on their property. Solid Waste
Director Danford stated that the County
has permission fromDEP to use $8,500.00
from the Marine Litter Debris Grant money
to purchase sea oats. Bill Folkes, of DEP,
stated that if any residents wanted to pur-
chase sea oats for their property, they need
contact him and he will provide them with a
list of suppliers.
Chief Administrator Butler inquired if
the waiving of the permit fee for septic
tanks includes repairing/moving the tanks.
Doug Kent, of HRS, stated that the fee has
been waived for residents who have received
enough damage to warrant repairing or
moving their tank. Relocating of septic
tanks will be.done under a repair permit.
He stated that anyone who is unsure
should contact HRS to arrange for a repre-
sentative to come out to their property and
look at the septic tank,
Chief Administrator Butler stated that
he has received several questions regarding
vertical sea walls. Under the Gulf County
Comp Plan, vertical sea walls are not
allowed around private dwellings; they may
only be erected' around roads, bridges or
docks.
Emergency Management Director
Wells stated that for anyone who may have
questions. Bill Folkes of DEP will be at the
courthouse Tuesdays and Thursdays or he
can be reached at 229-6106. FEMA and
SBA will be in the County Commissioner's
Board Room at the Gulf County Courthouse
Monday Saturday from 9:00 a.m., E.S.T.
until 6:00 p.m., E.S.T. until further notice.
With no further business the meeting
did then adjourn at 7:38 p.m., E.S.T.
Billy E. Traylor, Chairman ,
Attest: Benny C. Lister Clerk
NOVEMBER 8, 1995
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Billy E. Traylor, and
Commissioners Warren J. Yeager, Jr.,
Nathan Peters, Jr., Michael L. Hammond,
and Jesse V. Armstrong. Others present
were: Deputy Clerk Patricia Taylor, Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Administrator/
Emergency Management Director Larry
Wells, Emergency Management Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, SHIP Administrator/
Veterans' Service Officer Bo Williams,
Building Inspector Richard Combs, Solid
Waste Director Joe Danford, Maintenance
Supervisor Joe Bearden and EMS Director
Shane McGuffin.
The meeting came to order at 5:18
p.m., E.S.T.
Administrator/Emergency
Management Director Wells opened the
meeting with prayer and Chairman Traylor
led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.
Patrick McFarland appeared before
the Board to discuss the net ban and to
request that the County discontinue the
lawsuit regarding the net ban. The Board
agreed to discontinue the lawsuit. He also
requested the Board's support in obtaining
information and studies from Northwest


Florida Water Management District.
Chairman Traylor stated that the Board is
willing to help Mr. McFarland in any way
possible. Mr. McFarland told the Board that
the fishermen have raised approximately
$20,000.00 toward attorney's fees, but
needed a total of $25,000.00 to pursue this
case, and requested that the Board consid-
er donating the additional $5,000.00.
Commissioner Hammond commended
Mr. McFarland and the fishermen on rais-
ing $20,000.00 and stated that the Board
has set a precedent of helping in the past
and they will continue to help as much as
possible. Mr. McFarland stated that the
$20,000.00 that has been raised will carry


the case through the Florida Supreme
Court, if necessary. Commissioner Yeager
reported that he is attending a meeting of
the Small County Coalition November 13,
1995 in Tallahassee and stated that he will
request funds from the Small County
Coalition Legal Defense Fund.
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager,
second by Commissioner Hammond and
unanimous vote, the board agreed to
request that Attorney Sanders drop her
case in Circuit Court regarding the net ban.
Commissioner Yeager motioned for
approval any Commissioner attending the
Small County Coalition meeting in
Tallahassee on November 13, 1995. The
motion was seconded by Commissioner
Hammond and it passed unanimously.
W. G. HARDY BRIDGE DEDICATION
The Board agreed to postpone setting the
date for the Overstreet bridge dedication for
two weeks, at the request of Mr. Hardy.
HURRICANE OPAL FUNDING -
Emergency Management DirectorWells pre-
sented the Board with a letter from the
Department of Community Affairs verifying
that the State will cover 25% of Hurricane
Opal activities. The other 75% is being
funded by FEMA.
COUNTY HEALTH INSURANCE -
Commissioner Hammond stated that the
County's Health Insurance needs to be
renewed;and reported that the County is
waiting to receive renewal quotes from Blue
Cross & Blue Shield, the current carrier for
the County. He requested that the Board be
ready to bid for insurance, in the event that
the quotes received are not satisfactory.
(Commissioner Yeager left the meeting
at 5:40 p.m.. E.S.T.)
BEACHES COMMUNITY BUILDING -
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond,
second by Commissioner Armstrong, and
unanimous vote (4-0), the Board approved
to pay an invoice to Metcalf Electric & A/C
($1,600.00) from Other Current Charges
and Obligations for repair' work to the
Beaches Community Building air condition-
er.
C.D.B.G. PROPOSALS (9495-52)
Pursuant to advertisement to receive
sealed bids (#9495-52) for the application
and administration of a C.D.B.G. Grant
proposal, the following proposals were
received:
Clark Roumelis & Assoc.
(Commissioner Yeager returned 5:42
p.m.. E.S.T.)
Community Redevelopment & Assoc.
Fred Fox and Associates
Julian Webb & Associates
Mittauer & Associates
Roumelis Planning & Development
The proposals were received and given
to ChiefAdministrator Butler for review and
recommendation.
EDA GRANT FOR GULF COAST
COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRAINING CEN-
TER Chief Administrator Butler stated
that Gulf Coast Community College has
requested control over the grant adminis-
tration for a training center to be built in
Ward Ridge. Upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner
Yeager, and unanimous vote the Board
agreed to write a letter to EDA and request
that Gulf Coast Community College be
given responsibility for the grant. Chairman
Traylor discussed that this is the best
option for the County.
SEA OATS HURRICANE OPAL
Solid Waste Director Danford reported that
due to an overwhelming request for sea
oats, the County's limit of $2,500.00 will
not cover all costs. Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond; second' by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the. Board agreed to accept emergency
quotes.
S CHANGE ORDER C. W. ROBERTi
Commissioner Hammond moved to approve
a change order from C. W. Roberts in the
amount of $7,321.55 on the road paving
.project. Commissioner Yeager seconded the
motion, and following discussion. it passed
unanimously.
EMS SOFTWARE BILLING -
Emergency Management Coordinator
Nelson requested permission to purchase
software for the EMS department. to allow
electronic filing of claims in order to short-
en the amount of time for processing. Upon
motion by Commissioner Hammond, sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous vote, .the Board agreed to purchase
the software for approximately $1,200.00 to
be paid from ambulance equipment.
Emergency Management Coordinator
Nelson presented the Board with' two new
billing letters. These letters have a payment
plan, option for self-paying and non-insured
customers. Upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner
Yeager, and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to accept these letters for use in
billing.
EMS GRANT Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Yeager regarding the EMS
Grant, EMS Director McGuffin stated that
the County should receive notification in
early December 1995.
INVOICES C. W. ROBERTS Upon
motion by Commissioner Hammond, sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved invoices
from C. W. Roberts for the 1995 Road
Paving in the amount of $116,704.80 and
$59,,672.50 from Secondary "Road and
Bridge for final payment of 94 95 county
road paving project.,
With no further business and upon
motion by Commissioner Hammond, sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
5:06 p.m., E.S.T.
Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
Attest: Benny C. Lister, Clerk
NOVEMBER 14, 1995
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Billy E. Traylor, and
Commissioners Nathan Peters, Jr., Warren
J. Yeager, Jr., Michael L. Hammond, and
Jesse V. Armstrong. Others present were:
Clerk Benny C. Lister, Chief Deputy Clerk
Douglas C. Birmingham, Deputy Clerk
Patricia Taylor, Chief Administrator Don
Butler, Administrator/Emergency Manage-
ment Director Larry Wells, SHIP Admin-
istrator/Veterans' Service Officer Bo
Williams, Solid Waste Director Joe Danford,
Emergency Management Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, and South Gulf County
EMS Director Shane McGuffin.
The meeting came to order at 6:01
p.m.. E.S.T.
Emergency Management Director
Larry Wells opened the meeting with prayer,
and Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr. led
the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.
BUDGET AMENDMENT DIVISION
OF FORESTRY Leonard King and Doug
Cummings of the Division of Forestry pre-
sented the Board with the annual reports
for 1994-1995 Fiscal Year. Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond, second by


Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board amended the General Fund bud-
get by reducing Reserve for Contingencies
and increasing State Forestry/Soil
Conservation in the amount of $1,000.00.
HURRICANE/DISASTER COVERAGE
- Larche Hardy and Jerry Tabbot of WMBB
Television appeared before the Board to dis-
cuss a solution to the lack of coverage Gulf
County received during Hurricane Opal. Mr.
Hardy gave the fax number for the WMBB
newsroom to the Board and requested that
any Information regarding disasters/emer-
gencies be sent to this number. Following
discussion, he noted that the fax number
used by Gulf County Emergency
Management during Hurricane Opal was


correct. He apologized for any lack of com-
munication on their part. The Board
thanked Mr. Hardy and Mr. Tabbot for tak-
ing the time to come and work out a solu-
tion. Commissioner Peters stated that he
vwas especially pleased to see them, and
tiat of all the media contacted they were
tie only ones to respond.
NUISANCE ORDINANCE
Mr. James Myrick came before the
Board to request assistance contacting the
proper officials in dealing with his neigh-
i br's dogs that have become a nuisance,
and he is not sure how to handle the prob-
lem. The Board requested Attorney
SMcFarland to check into the problem to
determine if this would be covered by the
nuisance ordinance.
ACCEPT BIDS SALE OF BREAM
SSTREET Pursuant to advertisement to
accept sealed bids (9596-01) for the sale of
f the West End of Bream Street, the following
S'bid was received:
: Rita Pericola, $100.00
'' Upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner
Yeager, and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to reject all bids.
ACCEPT BIDS FRONT END
LOADER Pursuant to advertisement, to
receive sealed bids (#9596-5) for the pur-
chase of a front end loader, the following
bids were received: ;
Beard Equipment, $101,011.30;
Thompson Tractor Co., $100,230.00;
Tractor & Equipment Co., $114.333.00
The bids were given to Chief
Administrator Butler for review and a rec-
ommendation.
ACCEPT BIDS LOADER W/ TRADE-
IN Pursuant to advertisement to receive
sealed bids (#9596-6) for the purchase of a
front end loader with trade-in on two pieces
of equipment. the following bids were
received:
Beard Equipment, loader $21,000.00,
tractor. $21.000.00; C. R. Smith & Sons,
tractor $7.500.50;' Ake's Septic, loader
$14,000.00; Tractor & Equip. Co.,
$35.000.00 for both machines; Thompson
Tractor. $20,000.00 for loader and
S1 1.000.00 for tractor.
The bids were given to Chief
Administrator Butler for review and recom-,
mendation.I I .', .
: CONSENT AGENDA Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the following consent
agenda items:
MINUTES OCTOBER 3, 1995 -
WORKSHOP
S- OCTOBER 3, 1995 EMERGENCY
OCTOBER 4, 1995 EMERGENCY
OCTOBER 10, 1995 REGULAR
OCTOBER 12. 1995 SPECIAL
OCTOBER 19, 1995- SPECIAL
OCTOBER 24 1995 -SPECIAL
INVOICE MEDICAID BILLING -
AUGUST 1995 ($5,690.27)
MEDICAID BILLING SEPTEMBER
1995 ($13,373.55),
INVOICE -. SOUTHEASTERN
MECHANICAL RECY. BUILDING
($16,122.54)
'INVOICE ATTORNEY/BARBARA
SANDERS OCTOBER 1995 ($1.911.50)
SHIP DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE
-WEATHERLY ($10,600.00)
INVOICE PREBLE-RISH COURT-
HOUSE PARKING LOT ($400.00)
INVOICE S. M. MARLEY
R.O.W./SEWER LAYOUT ($63d.00)
CROSS SECTION C30E ($1,250.00)
INVOICE PREBLE-RISH 1995
ROAD BOND $35.100.00)
HURRICANE OPAL DAMAGE
(S3.020.00)
:'- ZONING AND FLOOD MAPS
(S3.500.00)
1995 ROAD PAVING ($1,962.00)
LIFE MANAGEMENT CENTER -
BAKER ACT BILLINGS Commissioner
Hammond moved to table the invoices for
Ufe Management Center in the amount of
$7,363.51. Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it failed 3-2 with
Commissioners Yeager, Arnmstrong and
Traylor opposing. Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Armstrong, and 3-2 vote,
Commissioners Peters and Hammond
opposing, the Board approved to pay the
invoices.
BAY COORDINATED TRANSPORTA-
TION Commissioner Hammond moved to
deny payment for an invoice for Bay
Coordinated Transportation ($237.50),
Commissioner Armstrong seconded the
motion, and it failed 3-2 with
Commissioners Peters, Traylor and Yeager
opposing. Following a discussion that Gulf
County Transportation was not able to
'provide this service and upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and 4-1
(Commissioner Hammond opposed) the
Board approved to pay the invoice. .
INVOICE ST. JOE NATURAL GAS -
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond,
second by Commissioner Yeager, and unan-
imous vote, the Board approved to pay an
invoice ($923.65) for St. Joe Natural Gas
and to request reimbursement from FEMA
for repair work performed on a cut gas line
following Hurricane Opal.
INVOICE UNEMPLOYMENT COM-
PENSATION CLAIMS Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board tabled an voice from the
Department of Labor for unemployment
compensation claims ($613.86). The Board
requested that Administrator Wells write a
letter to the Department of Labor requesting
that the Board be notified before any claims
are paid.
INVOICES PRISONER MEDICAL
BILLS Upon motion by Commissioner
peters, second by Commissioner Yeager,
and 4-1 vote (Commissioner Hammond
opposing), the Board approved to pay an
invoice to Bay Medical Center ($1,009.00)
and to Lab Corp of. America ($99.25) for
prisoner medical expenses.
ORDER FOR PAYMENT Upon
motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Armstrong, and 4-1 vote
(Commissioner Hammond opposing), 'the
Board approved to pay $445.00 to Dr.
Michael Walker and $1,207.00, to the
Diagnostic Center for Dean A. Miller pur-
suant to a circuit court order.
STUMPHOLE Emergency
Management Director Wells reported that
he will meet with representatives from the
Federal Highway Administration, Coastal
Barrier Resources Act, FEMA. the Road
Department and Preble-Rish on November
15, 1995 to discuss the funding of repair
Work to County Road 30-E, which was dam-
aged by Hurricane Opal.
PRISON CREW FOREMEN
Administrator Wells reported that the two
employees selected by the County to fill the
prison crew foremen positions are currently
awaiting approval from the prison.


S BRIDGE DEDICATION OVER-
STREET Administrator Wells reported
that Mr. Hardy is ready to proceed with the
Overstreet bridge dedication, and he need-
ed the County to give him a few day's notice
before proceeding.
COMMODITIES Administrator Wells
reported that he had received a question-
naire regarding the commodities program
and requested guidance from the Board.
The Board d agreenot to continue the pro-
gram if there would be no reimbursement of
administrative fees. However, the Board did
agree to .continue if the reimbursement for
administrative fees was less than $5,000.00
because those are the current conditions of
the program.
INVOICE PLAQUES Upon motion
by Commissioner Hammond. second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to pay an invoice


($136.36) from Other Current Charges and
Obligations to Hub Norris for plaques pre-
sented to the Department of Corrections.
CDBG PROPOSALS Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote;
the Board agreed to award the bid (#9495-
52) for the application and administration
of a CDBG Grant for the Highland View
Water System to Julian Webb and
Associates.
MILTON SEPTIC TANK Chief
Administrator Butler reported that the
Department of HRS has giver Mr. Albert
Milton a variance for his septic tank and
recommended that the County give him 30
days to remove it from County property.
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond,
second by Commissioner Yeager, and unan-
imous vote, the Board agreed and request-
ed that Chief Administrator Butler send a
certified letter to Mr. Milton notifying him of
the 30 day deadline.
COUNTY HEALTH INSURANCE -
Chief Administrator Butler reported that
there will be no increase in rates for.the
coming year with the County's current
health insurance carrier, Blue Cross & Blue
Shield. Upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to contract with Blue Cross & Blue
Shield for the 1995-1996 Fiscal Year for the
following health insurance rates:
Employee Only, $161.70, Employee &
Family $410.40
WEWAHITCHKA AMBULANCE SER-
VICE Upon motion by Commissioner
Hamnond, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved to pay $5,000.00 to North Florida
Medical Center from Wewahitchka
Ambulance Service budget to assist in
meeting the volunteer ambulance payroll.,
The Board will be reimbursed when a suffi-
cient amount Is collected by North Florida
Medical Center for ambulance service fees.
HIGHLAND VIEW WATER SYSTEM -
Chief Administrator Butler stated that he
had received several letters from water sys-
tem customers regarding unusually high
bills due to damage done by Hurricane Opal
and requested permission to work out a
payment arrangement for those who were
aected. Upon motion by Commissioner
SMichael L. >Hammond, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed contingent.upon the
County receiving sufficient money from the
customers to cover the cost of water pur-
chased from the City of Port St. Joe.
INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT CAL-
HOUN COUNTY Upon motion by
Commissioner Armstrong, second by
Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous
vote, the Boardr approved a reciprocal inter-
local agreement with Calhoun County
allowing licensed contractors to work in
either county without purchasing an addi-
tional permit.
OVERSTREET BRIDGE.- COUNTY
ROAD 30 Chief Adminisfrator Butler
reported, that the State Department of
Transportation Is considering taking
responsibility for County Road 30 contin-
gent on the County taking responsibility for
the Overstreet Bridge. The Board agreed to
allow Chief Administrator Butler to work
out an agreement with the State.
LICENSE PLATE REVENUE The
Board agreed for revenue generated by the
sale of "Supporting the Arts" license plates
be used for a County program as long as
doing so: does not conflict with Florida
statutes.
INVOICE HONEYWELL Chief
Administrator Butler reported that he had
received another request for payment from
Honeywell, Inc. regarding work done on the
,Gulf County Courthouse heating and cool-
ing system. The Board requested that
Attorney McFarland pursue this matter.
PROJECT GRADUATION Upon
motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to pay $500.00 each
to Wewahitchka High School and Port St.
Joe High School in support of Project
Graduation.
FEMA FUNDS FLOOD Emergency
Management Director Wells reported that.
he has not yet received a response from
FEMA regarding the disaster funds for
i Tropical Storm Alberto.
MEETING Chairman Traylor report-
ed that the Board will have a closed door
Attorney Client meeting November 17,
1995 at 12:00 p.m., E.S.T. to discuss pend-
ing litigation.
REDISTRICTING Chief
Administrator Butler reported that Attorney
Sanders may not be able to accompany the
Board to the redistricting meeting in
Tallahassee scheduled for November 21,
1995.
The meeting recessed at 7:20 p.m.,
E.S.T.
The meeting reconvened at 7:37 p.m.,
E.S.T.
AWARD BID FRONT END LOADER -
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond,
second by Commissioner Peters, and unan-
imous vote, the Board awarded the only bid
meeting specifications (#9596-05) for a new
front end loader to Thompson Equipment
Co. for $100,230.00.
Bid #9596-06 for a trade-in allowance
of $31,000.00 on a motor grader and
wheeled loader was awarded to Thompson
Equipment Co. and the Board accepted the
financing plan provided by Thompson
Equipment Co. contingent on approval by
Road Department Superintendent Lester.
SOUTH GULF COUNTY EMS
DEPARTMENT South Gulf County EMS
Director McGuffin reported that the County
had received another payment from a pri-
vate insurance company for claims the
County had filed for ambulance service. He
also reported that John Ford has Joined the
EMS back-up crew.
COOP EXTENSION SERVICE Upon
motion by Commissioner Hammond, sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed to pay an
invoice to the Coop Extension Service
($5,000.00) from SHIP funds for
Homeowners SHIP Education classes.
VETERANS SERVICE
Veterans Service Officer Williams
reported that veterans have the potential to
contribute $8,193,815.00 to Gulf County's
economy from Veterans Administration
benefits.
RESOLUTION Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous
vote, the Board adopted the following reso-
lution proclaiming December 1995 Drunk
and Drugged Driving Prevention Month".
RESOLUTION 95-39
WHEREAS, in 1994 Florida recorded
its first increase in the number of people
killed In alcohol-related traffic- crashes
since 1988; and
WHEREAS, the number of people
reported injured during 1994 in alcohol-
related traffic crashes also increased from
the previous year; and
WHEREAS, law enforcement officers


from the Gulf County Sheriffs Office,
Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Marine
Patrol, Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission, Florida Office of Motor carrier
Compliance and local police departments
throughout the County have exhibited lead-
ership in protecting the public from drunk
drivers; and
WHEREAS, the Florida Department of
Transportation and the Florida Department
of Health and Rehabilitative Services are
providing assistance in the development of
community-based traffic safety programs
with Impaired driving emphasis; and
WHEREAS, citizen advocacy groups.
including MADD. SADD, RID and BAC-
CHUS, are continuing their efforts to
reduce the incidence of driving under the
influence in Florida; and
WHEREAS, the use of alcohol and


drugs while operating motor vehicles and
boats can best be combatted by local com-
munities and an informed citizenry that
understands the dangers of operating
motor vehicles and boats while impaired,
NOW, 7TEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,
by the Board of County Commissioners of
Gulf County, Florida, in regular session this
14th day. of November, 1995, that
December, 1995, shall be DRUNK AND
DRUGGED DRIVING PREVENTION MONTH
in Gulf County and urge all citizens to
become more cognizant of the dangers
associated with impaired driving and to
support the fight against driving while
under the influence of alcohol and other
drugs on Florida's highways and water-
ways. (END)
SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT Upon
motion by Commissioner Hammond, sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed to pay for six
radios in the amount of $5,787.87, for the
Sheriffs Department from the 911 Radio
Communications Assessment funds.
DEP -i ROAD DEPT. RATING Solid
Waste Director Danford reported that the
County Road Department received a low
rating for eligibility for funding toward
petroleum contamination clean-up from-the
Department of Environmental Protection.
SMALL COUNTY LANDFILL CLO-
SURE REIMBURSEMENT GRANT APPLI-,
CATION Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by 'Commissioner
Hammond, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved submitting a Small County
Landfill Closure Reimbursement Grant
application to the Department of
Environmental Protection for the closure of
Buckhorn Landfill.
MOSQUITO CONTROL DEPT. -
EMPLOYEE Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved a salary adjustment for
Mosquito Control employee Sandy Hobbs,
with the amount to be determined and
approved by Solid Waste Director Danford
and Chief Administrator Butler.
FUEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM -
Solid Waste Director Danford reported that
Holley, Inc. had submitted an amended bid
(9495-51) for a fuel management system for
the Road Department, Mosquito Control,
and Sheriffs Department and recommend-
ed that the Board reject the bid because it
is still higher than originally quoted. Upon
motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board tabled the bid.
RECEIVE BIDS BEACH CLEANING
MACHINE Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner
Hammond, and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to advertise to accept bids for a
beach cleaning machine.
LANDFILL Solid Waste Director
Danford stated' that 2.814.99 tons of
Hurricane Debris have crossed the scales at
the landfill.
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGENDA
Upon motion by Commissioner
Armstrong, second by Commissioner
Hammond, and unanimous vote; the Board
approved the following consent agenda
items:
Agreement Assoc. for Retarded
Citizens
Application Beach Erosion Control
Assistance
SHIP Rehabilitation Loan Williams
($50.000.0); Richards ($5.000.00); Young
($5,000.00): McDonald ($3,000.00)
SHIP Annual Reports Fiscal Years -
92-93, 93-94, 94-95
ROAD PAVING BOND Upon motion
by Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to advertise to accept bids
for the 1995 Road Bond Paving Program.
SMALL COUNTY COALITION -
Commissioner Yeager reported on the Small
County Coalition slating that after
December 26. 1995 the Coalition would
have a list of the Counties qualifying for
Class I landfill closure reimbursement costs
by the State.
NUISANCE ORDINANCE Attorney
McFarland reported that the nuisance ordi-
nance should be sufficient to assist Mr.
Myrick in dealing with his neighbor.
COUNTY FILES Attorney McFarland
reported that he is having difficulty in
obtaining some County fles from Attorney
Sanders. Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner
Hammond, and unanimous vote, the Board
requested that Administrator Wells write a
letter to Attorney Sanders requesting the
files.
HURRICANE COVERAGE
Commissioner Peters stated that he was
glad to see WMBB T.V. attend the meeting
and he hoped an arrangement for coverage
of future disasters could be made.
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION -
The Board requested that Administrator
Wells research a letter received from the
Public Service Commission regarding
extended area service between Gulf County
and Panama City.
PRESENTATION Chairman Traylor
presented a commemorative gavel to
Commissioner Hammond in recognition of
his Chairmanship for the 1994-1995 fiscal
year. The Board thanked Commissioner
Hammond for his leadership during that
time.
With no further business and upon
motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous
vote, the meeting did then adjourn at 8:20
p.m., E.S.T.
Billy E. Traylor, Chairman





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