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INDUSTRY DEEP WATER PORT- FINE PEOPLE SAFEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA
YEAR, NUMBER 25,
PORT ST. J0E, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22,1996
Epidemic of Small Burglaries
Thriving In Residential Area
I_.Targeting Power Tools, Yard Tools, Bicycles, Lawn Mowers
: A burglar or burglars who the Monument Avenue vicinity sheds which may contain pow
likes yard tools, power tools and and expanded on to Bellamy tools, yard tools, lawn mowei
bicycles is operating in Port St. Circle. "So, you see, the thefts bicycles and other valuable
Joe. according to Police Chief have been scattered and are "Be on the alert for anyone wl
Carl "Bucky" Richter. ,susceptible to turn up any- isn't normally in your neighbc
"'.The thief or thieves have where," Richter said. hood or anyone of a suspicion
been targeting back yard work nature," Chief Richter said.
sheds for about two weeks now The last reported theft was as
and have taken a number of the recent as last Friday night. "We "If youobservesuspicious
tool items and a couple of blcy- don't know how many thefts :tivity in your nelghborho
cles" the chief said. haven't been discovered yet and please call us immediately, eith
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Things started missing
from the tool sheds in the Mar-
vin Avenue neighborhood. Then
the area expanded to include
sull remain unreportedu, tle chlltl
The police chief is calling
',on everyone to lock up any tool
on our IPS line, whm-ic ..229-
COPS or the regular police num-
ber, 229-8265," Richter added.
'We need to catch this person or
persons as quickly as possible."
County Commissioner Warren Yeager county's special equipment inventory. The
looks over a new beach cleaning machine machine will be used to keep the county
which has just this week been added to the beaches free of unsightly debris.
Gulf County is now the proud
owner of a brand new Barber Surf
Rake. It's designed to pick up
beach debris from the size of a
bottle cap to four foot long 2" x 4"
lumber. Not even those dreaded
summertime menaces td, beach
goers, "tar balls", will be able to
find a place to hide on Gulf
County's beaches when the ma-
chine is put In service.
Gulf County Coinmissioner
Warren Yeager suggested the
county purchase the beach
following the mess Hui
Opal left the county's beac
this summer. The Board d
to purchase the rake from
cola Ford Tractor at a c
hand Tuesday morning to
machine up and demonstr
capabilities before it's put t
cleaning county beaches
Beacon Hill and SL Joe Be
Cape San Bias and Indian
Rev. Baxter, Core Honored
Zedoc Baxter "Citizen of the Year"; George Core Given
"Lifetime Achievement" Designation at RAn al .Banilquet.
S. Rev. Zedoc Baxter, pastor of '
4r the First United Methodist
b Church and George Y. Core, long-
time Clerk of the Court for Gulf
County, both came up for special
awards at the Tuesday night ban-
I. .'" quet of the Chamber of Corn-
Baxter was chosen for t
nual "Citizen of the Year"
for his civic involvement, a
as his considerable activity
sociated with his church a
Baxter has been assc
(See AWARDS on P
Chamb erH steal ls Charles
0ostin Pres at Banquetin.
Lt. Gov. Buddy MacKay Dinner Speaker to the 175 Members Attending Lt. Gov. MacKay
The Port St. Joe/Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce Installed
Charles Costin as 1996 President
of the organization during its an-
nual dinner meeting Tuesday
night attended by an estimated
175 members and guests. Costin
was installed along with Jim Boy-
kin. Vice President. Gil Williams,
Treasurer, and Bill Holten, Secre-
tary. The new officers were in-
stalled along with Frank Seifert,
Beverly Hambrick and Wayne
Pate, directors, by Installing offi-
cer George Y. Core.
Retiring President Rocky Mot-
.ley summarized the Chamber's
activities for the past year includ- "
ing several accomplishments that
stand to have a major Impact on
the community in the immediate
and far-reaching future. The
Chamber worked with the city
and county to attain three Eco-
nomic Development Assistance
Grants and one Community De-
velopment Block Grant totalling
approximately 2.5 million dollars
to establish an industrial park,
marina, satellite campus for Gulf
Coast Community College and
Downtown Port St. Joe Redevel-
opment Grant. Over $20,000 in
pledges were received from local
businesses and individuals to
hire consultants to help create a
visions plan for Port St. Joe de-
signed to plan for future growth
yet maintain the personality of
Other annual events spon-
sored by the Chamber involved'
the Fourth of July celebration,
Easter egg hunt, art exhibit, Arts
and Crafts Festival and Christ-
New president, Charles Co-
stin, presented a plaque of appre-
clation to Rocky Motley for his
, service throughout the year as
Chamber president and Port St.
Joe Merchants Association Presi-
'dent' Jeannie Mims recognized'
outgoing Director Tonya Nikon for
her service to the community on
behalf of the group.
Speaker for the dinner meet-
ing ,was Florida Lieutenant Gov-
ernor Buddy MacKay, Introduced
by Billy Joe Rish. He focused his
address on the special needs of
small counties in the state and
the role they play in Florida's fu-
The Lieutenant Governor
pointed out that 34 of Florida's
67 counties have a population of
50,000 or less, equating to two
percent of the state's population,
yet they occupy 50 percent of the
land mass in the state.
MacKay praised the work of
Port St. Joe native. Todd Wilder
(one of his assistants), as a leader
on the Rural Economic Develop-
ment Council which is addressing
issues focusing on small counties
in the state. He pointed but that
earlier in the day a, bill had
passed through the House estab-
(See CHAMBER on Page 6)
Rev. Zedoc Baxter, left, receives the "Citizen of the Year"
award from Ralph Roberson of the Chamber of Commerce.
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Displaying a mock up of a $50,000 check
from the Helen J. Hambric estate is Judge
Bob Moore, estate trustee; Winn Marsh, the
estate's personal representative and Tom
Gibson, Gulf County scholarship trust fund
Fund Starts With A Bang
George Core, left, is presented the Chamber's "Lifetime
Achievement" award by Mayor Frank Pate.
The Gulf County Scholarship
Trust is pleased to begin its 1996
fund raising campaign with the
announcement that the trust.has
received a gift from the Helen J.
Hambric Estate in the amount of
$50,000.00. The trustee for the
Helen J. Hambric Estate is
County Judge, Robert M. Moore,
and the Persohal Representative
of her estate is Winifred Marsh.
Mrs. Hambric, of Mexico Beach,
provided money in her will to pro-
vide scholarships for aspiring
junior college students.
The Gulf County Scholarship
Trust gratefully acknowledges re-
ceipt of these funds, and looks
forward to administering these
funds in the future. The Gulf
County Scholarship Trust was set
up several years ago in conjunc-
tion with the duPont Foundation
has provided in excess of
$100,000.00 in scholarships to
graduates of the Gulf County
public high schools. During the
Spring, the Trust must raise
$7,500 in order to receive match-
ing funds from the dupont Foun-
dation. The fund raising activities
for the Gulf County Scholarship.
Trust will take place between now
In addition to the Hambric
Estate gift and the trust's normal
fund raising activities, the trust
has been asked to administer sev-
eral memorial scholarships which
will be given each year in addition
to the trust's regular scholarship
program. These gifts have been
made by family members in mem-
ory of deceased loved ones and
the trust is very grateful for the
opportunity to serve by adminis-
tering these funds. Additional in-
formation about the Gulf County
Scholarship Trust can be ob-
tained by contacting Tom Gibson
or Dr. David Bidwell.
Dalkeith native, Johnny
Stanley has returned home 'after
24 years in the U. S. Army, and
has announced his intention to
seek the office of County Commis-
sioner for District One.
In the months ahead,. Gulf
County will face unprecedented
challenges in an increasingly
complex and confusing battle of
the budget. With the constant re-
minders that government must
downsize and trim budgets, now
is the time for honest, efficient,
and intelligent leadership.
District' One residents are
crying for fair treatment, equal
representation, and someone who
will aggressively voice the, dis-
trict's concerns. It is clear that
many issues remain to be ad-
dressed, and past performances
were below expectations. Togeth-
er, as a team, we can initiate po-
litical change in our district as we
build trust and confidence in the
We have been out talking
with the good folks of the district,
and intend to meet and discuss
issues with as many of you as
possible during the month pre-
ceding the election. Indeed, there
are many of you who desire a
candidate with "fire in the belly"
who will provide visionary leader-
ship and impeccable morals.
Integrity is non-negotiable.
my word will be my bond. I will
always be honest and truthful-
even if it hurts-and only ask the
same in return.
"I left Gulf County in May
(See STANLEY on Page 6)
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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1996
Who Gets It?
The Considerable Qualifying Funds
HERE IT IS CAMPAIGN and election time in Florida and a
very real problem and inequity is existing in our system which
every county in the state Is in opposition to and every tax payer
should be also.
We're talking about the method of qualifying for office. More
specifically, we're talking about what happens to the money col-
.lected from the candidates as qualifying fees, which pays for the
privilege of seeking office. Apparently the candidates are per-
turbed over the situation, also, judging from the number of can-
didates which took the alternative to paying the qualification
fees at the last election.
Mostly they didn't pay the fees. The greater number of can-
didates in 1994 qualified by petition and not by paying out the
big bucks. Every candidate who ran for office in Franklin County
used the petition method: Nobody paid qualifying fees.:
THIS METHOD OF qualifying via petition was created to al-
low people who didn't have money to seek office without a huge
outlay of cash, What it does'Is create a pandora's box for every-
one looking for a cushy public job paying a fair amount of mon-
ey for not much work.
But, that's another editorial.
What we're concerned with here is what is done with the
money collected from candidates who pay their qualifying fees.
What the rules have created is a huge protest throughout the
state of Florida ,... not from having to pay the qualifying fees,
but over what is done with the money collected
WHAT DOES HAPPEN. Let's take a look. It costs a candidate
7.5% of the salary from the job sought, to pay qualification fees.
In other words, if ajob pays $10,0000 a year, it costs $750.00 to
qualify to seek election to thatjob.
$450,00 of that fee goes to the state of Florida.' ,
$100.00 goes to a state "assessment" fee.
$200.00 goes to the county party which the candidate says
he is running on behalf of: .
$00.00 goes to the county government, which must bear all
the expense of conducting the election [which is considerable].
The state, nor the political party, shares the election expense
with the county, and only a small amount of the fee money even
remains In the county, offering benefit to the candidate or his
This is: what the candidates-and The Star-are opposing.
We think the county is due a large portion of that money to help
pay for the election.
Put On "Hold"
THE GULF COUNTY Commission has wisely placed on hold
any plans they might have had to establish a utility tax for folks
who live outside any incorporated municipality inside the county
until others test the legality of such a move. Even then, we are
not so sure they should pass it just to get another source of rev-
enue.:.-.. : '
The expressed purpose for looking at the tax was to provide
fundsf6r the services people outside any incorporated boundar-
ies are calling for. These are services city-dwelling people have
come to expect.
JUST THE OTHER day. a citizen was in the office complain-
ing over the hassle country-dwelling people have to go through
to have their trash and garbage recycled. It's an activity they
must do themselves. The private collector, arranged for by the
county, will not collect certain items segregated for the purpose
of recycling. "We must make our own arrangements for recycling
or carry our items to the' recycling station outside the city of Port
St. Joe and have them properly packaged and labeled," he said.
He didn't like having to do that, when residents of Port St.
Joe are provided three different bags for their disposable items
and they are picked up at curbside twice a week. The homeown-
er can then forget it.
PAYING FOR THIS type of service is what the utility tax is
designed for. We contend the people shouldn't get the service
unless they pay for it. Don't used valorem taxes to pay, which
mostly comes from urban dwelling people.
Most people, who live in the country, choose to do so in or-
der to :reap the savings from fees and taxes-fees and taxes
which are used to purchase desired services. The utility tax is
one method of paying. But, if and when the county levies such a
tax, it will be bound to-use it for just such purposes as we have
given in our example.
Hunker Down with Kes
by Kesley Colbert
Abbo Martin's Opus
Several of you out there, af-
ter suffering through one of my
articles, will ask me, "Kes,
where'd you get your English
I dunno, I reckon .I've just al-
ways talked this way. It makes
perfectly good sense to mel As :a
matter of fact, I kind 'a worry
about and become a little leery
of those folks that don't sound
like me ..... .
I did take a stab once at the
rudiments of formal phraseology
and the fundamental mastery of
the language arts discipline at a
great southern institute of high-
er learning-and I have been try-
ing ever since to not let that get
in the way of any of my little sto-
r could :have gone -high.
brow" during this critical stage
of my development-it was touch
and go there for a while-but
then Abbott Cotten Martin liter-
ally wobbled into my life.
Abbo, as he was affection-
ately known to one and all, had
taught English and French liter-
'ature at the Univeqsity of the
South for at least a couple of
millenniums. Walter Wilder had
,pointed nie in,' his direction.
; Kes, you'll enjoy his class-and
it might be one you can pass!"
He was late the very first
: day. We were about to get tip
and leave when we heard him
; coming.. He shuffled slowly
through the door, unable to lift
either foot off, the floor. ,He
leaned heavily 'on a well-worn
walking cane and, would stop
every few feet to catch his
breath. I found myself studying
closely this most undistin-
guished looking, short, rather
rotund man with an unusually
swarthy complexion highlighted
by a small, grayish mustache.
People, I didn't think he would
make it to that chair behind the
desk. We watched in stunned si-
lence as he eased across, the
.room and plopped heavily onto
the chair. He made it! That was
the first of many, many times
Mr. Abbo Martin would amaze
me in the next four years .....
He peered over those an-
cient, half-rimmed glasses with-
out a word as he sized up each
one of us. We endured the un-
comfortable silence for what
seemed like an eternity as the
piercing scrutiny played out. .
. .:. then a faint smile. ... ..
and then he spoke:
A Thing, of beauty is ajoy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass'into nothingness; but still will
A bower quiet for,us; and a steep '
Full of sweet dreams, and health,
and quiet breathing.
Therefore, on every morrow, we are
A lowery band to bind us. :.
He went on for half an hliour
before somehow discovering an
intruder among us. "Are you Mr.
"Yes sir." '
'..."Where are you from?",
-"Grosse Pointe, Michigan,
"Well. Mr. Callahan, stand
up and say something in Yankee
After a round of laughter
and another .bout of embarrass-
ing silence his eyes stopped on
S "The dialect is appreciated
Mr. Colbeit, but it doesn't as-
sure you a passing grade."
Abbo was a son of the deep
south.' His battles with the stu-
dents from the "Wrong side of
the Mason-Dixon Line" were leg-
endary. But, we soon learned
the haranguing was worse than
the bite. "Mr. Callahan, we must
..de-Yankeefy you." Here; he
,paused for effect, "Much can be
done with a Yankee, if caught
S' And he didn't spare me ei-
ther. "Mr. Colbert,". I tried to
meet his menacing glaze, "We.
are ripe with anticipation as we
await your answer." I didn't
have- an answer! He was asking
S (See KESLEY on Page 3)
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Another "Competitor Moves Into OurNeighborhood to Challenge Frenchie
COMPETITION IS said to be
the impetus, which makes all
things happen, for good or bad. It
spurs along the sales of advertis-
ing, which is of prime interest to
me. A business competing with
another business is the ingredi-
ent 'which keeps our wheels
rOne merchandising giant is-
said to use heavy-handed practic-
es in its merchandising. They
make people think they are get-
ting more for their money when I
don't think they are. As a result
of their business methods their
presence is banned in one north-
erm state and opposed by many in
others. Still, they grow.
I never darken the door of
one of the stores of this chain,
nor do I plan to.
MY WIFE IS IN competition
with our neighbors in various in-
stances, to the same degree this
merchandiser is with other mer-
chants of the country.
She tries to compete.
Sometimes, she is. able to
.keep up, but often she is relegat-
ed to looking out the window and
saying, "Look at what our neigh-
bors are doing to their yard. Mine
[the yard is' "hers"] looks so drab
by comparison." Then she will
say, she needs to do this or she
needs to do that because the'
neighbors are doing it.
"We need to cut down that
maple tree in our front yard, be-
cause our neighbor is cutting
down some trees and it makes
ours look too much like a jungle
with that big tree standing there,"
she will say.
That was actually the ratio-
nale for cutting a large maple tree
in our front yard. That maple tree
had withstood the rigors of being
moved from one side of the yard
to the other, when it was smaller,
simply because a sister. tree,,
across the yard. was growing rast-
er than it was. The hurricane of'
1985 took care of the sister tree,
by blowing is over.,
THIS IS THE TYPE of com-
petition we have experienced over-
the years. ,
Our neighbor keeps an ultra-
clean yard and Frenchie accepts
this as a challenge and tries to
keep ours in the same condition,
but at times the task gets out of
hand. She enjoys the challenge,
The hurricane of '95 did a
number on our shrubs, so she
will be called on to meet another
challenge this year. Don't ask me
why I don't help. Frenchie thinks
I am congenitally stupid in these,
matters. She says I have nio sense
of aesthetic balance, whatever If
touch in the yard is either de-
mented, stunted, or dies.
The best thing for me to do is
just stand back and shake my,
head over her attempts at keep-
i ing up with the pace set by the,
NOW, SHE HAS another
S Dr. Frank May and his wife
Carla have bought the old Walter
Duren place next door and have
s been -changing things around---
both in the house and in the
yard-before they move in some
time this month.
Fortunately, they put up a
privacy fence to keep their dogs,
cats and kids from roaming off
from home, so some of the com-
petition of the yard is removed.
One matter which will be
challenged, no doubt, by Fren-
chie, is the matter of lights which
are turned on-especially out-
side-and left burning.
The ,gauntlet has been.
thrown down! The challenge has
been made! It is a matter to be
S Frenchie is a firm believer in
the old practice which calls for
one to turn on any outside light
one happens to have. If it's out
there, it should buml The lights
inside the house can all be-
turned off, but those outside
must burn baby, burnt
THE OTHER NIGHT I went
out to get in my car and counted
14 outside lights ,burning next
That means, if Frenchie
keeps upwith the neighbors, we
are going to have to install more
outside lights. It's already bright-
er outside at night, than it is dur-
ing the day. Frenchie has. four
yard sentries up in the yard, por-
ing out their lumens in every cor-
ner, plus six floods on the house
and several other special purpose
lights on the outside.
But, the Mays have her beat
by three or four lights.
Poor Frank. I know how he
feels. From what I saw the other
night, he, to, has to feel his way
along inside the house, but he
can read the newspaper from any
vantage point he wants, outside,
Carla has declared her inten-
tion to gain the outdoor-light-
burning title, but don't you think
for a minute Frenchie will give in
without a higher electric bill.
I'll still be faced with having
to feel my way from room to room
inside the house, but there's not
a Chinaman's chance of tripping
over an unseen object outside
St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
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February 24 12:48 a.m. L 0.0 3:00 p.m. H 0.9
February 25 2:03 a.m. L -0.1 3:51 p.m..H 1.0
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Fish and Game Team Up With U. S. Wildlife to Introduce Striped Bass
Apalachicola River and Tributaries From Lake Seminole to the Gulf Receive Thousands of Fish for Past Month
The Florida Game and Fresh
Water Figh Commission and the
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service have
State Fish and
Game team placed
striped bass in
canal at White
City Friday of last
week. Anglers who
catch one of the
tagged fish are
urged to report
the catch to the
Florida Game and
teamed up to develop a new form
of catch and release method for
Gulf striped bass. Every spring,
biologists collect 15 to 20 female
stripers from the Apalachicola
River and transport them to state
and federal hatcheries for artifi-
cial spawning. After the fry are
raised in the ponds for 30 days,
they are then tagged and stocked
back into the river.
Historically, native striped
bass populations occurred along
the Gulf of Mexico, but have de-
clined due to dams,: which
blocked cool water thermal refuge
and spawning migrations. Pesti-
cides and poor water quality were
also presumed to have impacted
striped bass populations. The Ap-
alachicola River system harbors
the last known "native" striped
bass population along the Gulf of
Since 1980, almost five mil-
lion half-inch native stripers have
been stocked from Lake Seminole
to Apalachicola. According to
Rick Long, fishery biologist, for
Sthe Florida Game, and Fresh Wa-
ter Fish Commission, the stock-
One of 36,000 striped bass
Fish and Game Commission int
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tameter. I didn't know-"Mr.
Colbert, we are beginning to
"I uh I uh h-"
Fire shot from his eyes,
"That's Q. K. Mr. Colbert. You
don't want to learnti" The words
came slowly, deliberately with
all the disdain he could muster.
"Stay down where you arel"
But I did learn. From memo-
ry that old man recited Keats
better than Keats could do
Keats. And Shelley. And Byron.
And those guys weren't even his
favorite-he could quote. I am
quite sure, every line that Wil-
liam Wordsworth ever penned. -
began to appreciate, enjoy and
even understand a little of what
those great writers were trying
to convey. .. .. .
"Mr. Martin?" The question
came from the back of the class.
"You skipped pages 157 through
165, the poems of Walt Whit-
The glare silenced the room.'
For a full'five minutes not a
word or a sound broke the spell
as we watched the anger and
emotion rise on Abbo's face. Fi-
nally, his eyes narrowed over
the half-rims as he zoned in on
the culprit who had so obviously
ruined his day, "Mr. Hagler,"
Abbo scornfully spit the words
out, "Walt Whitman Was a male
nurse in THE YANKEE ARMY!"
I also learned about the not
so greats .....
"Mr. Colbert," he just shook
his head after another particu-
larly bad answer on my part,
"I'm your only hope"
He was a brilliant man. I
was going to show him how
much I had learned-that I had
risen above my "lowly state"-on
my senior term paper. I forget
the exact subject matter now,
but it was without question one.
of the most highfalutin, literary
discourses ever devised by man.
I "showed off" my intellectual
ability by throwing in words like
ennui, pedagogy, futhark, villa-
nelle, diakinesis-this treatise
would be my coup de grace.
"Mr. Colbert," Abbo held my
"crown jewel" in his hands, "in
fifty years of reviewing such
work," he paused, those eyes
searing to my soul, "this is the
worst!" He leaned closer, "I'm
giving you a triple, quadruple,
double F-. The very first rule in
writing anything, Mr. Colbert, is
MAKE IT READABLE! How could
you take up my space for four
years and not learn-are you
ing of talf inch stripes did not
produce the efficiency they were
-M ,..- .. looking for. They are now stock- I
ing eight to ten inch strikers,
f."'" which will give better survival i
-.. -.' rates. Within the past month,:--;.
-. .... "-"-:' 36,000 tagged Gulf striped bass
-"- ,, .- .... have been released in the Inter- Fh
-'' coastal Waterway at White City be
i., -''' and another 14,000 in the Apa- .0
S" lachicola River. With the removal n
S of the Dead Lakes dam a few
years ago, stripes now have ac- a
."... ''* cess to the cool waters the Chipo-
la River provides during the heat bi
Sof the summer. b
Striper stocking has resulted
4 in an increase in harvest in the
fingerlings released by the upper Apalachicola River from qI
less than 106 in 1980 to a record -.: n<
to the Intercoastal Waterway 1;500 in 1990, of which an esti-- a
mated 400 fish were greater than P
10 Ibs. The record striped bass
caught in the Apalachicola River
sure you're not from New Jer- on December 1993, weighed 42
sev? That's It-a spy to make me lbs. 4 oz. and measured 44 inch- T
look- bad.- A sow's-edr- Mr..'eol:'' es in length. -- -
bert. a sow's" -
As for me and my little sto-
ries, I've spent the last thirty
years adhering very strictly to
the first rule ......
Abbott Gotten Martin was
truly a thing of beauty, and for
countless thousands like myself,
a joy for ever .. .....
REPORT TAGGED CATCH
The Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission arid The
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service re-
quest anyone catching a tagged
striped bass to contact them and
give the tag number, weight and
size of the fish, and the location
where the fish was caught. This
will help them keep track of the
growth rate and the pattern the
stripers are using.
Don't mail your Federal tax return this year That's the old-
fashioned, slow way.
This year, TYNFILE it!
TYNFILE is the fast new electronic way to send your tax
return to the IRS. So fast, in fact, Tyndall Federal Credit Union
members can expect to get tax refunds in 2 to 3 weeks -
instead of the usual 6 to 8 weeks.
What's more, your refund can be deposited electronically
into your account y Direct Deposit! Or you can request a check.
Either way, don t just file your tax return this year
The Overstreet Volunteer
ie: Department and Ladies will
e having a BBQ chicken dinner.
n Saturday, February 24, begin-
irig at 11:00 a.m., E.S.T.
dThe cost for the dinners are:
adults $4.00 and children $2.50.
hie dinner: includes cole slaw.
aked .beans or green beans,
read and tea.
A drawing for a handmade
built will be done during the din-
er. All proceeds from the dinner
id drawing will go to the fire de-'
'hank You, Friends
"The family of Neal Garrett
Ish to take this means to thank
ieir friends for the flowers and
od, Well Springs Home Health
are, NHC. Home Health Care,
ro. Dave Fernandez and Bro.
mmy Clark for their care and
ving concern during his long ill-
ess and his death.
Good. words .and kind
loughts will always come from
s for you.
Two Big Rivals
Will Clash In "
Mr. Rainsey .
The Chipley Tigers are com-
ing to town--'riuf said That
should be enough to fire up any
Shark fan. The Chipley Tigers are
coming to the dome Friday night
with a number one ranking and
recent upset loss to Baker. They
will be fired up and ready for the
best the mighty Sharks can throw
at them. As they take the court at
7:30 p.m.. the excitement should
be at'a feverish pitch. This con-
test will determine who will be
the favorite to win the State
All of this should be enough
to sell out the dome. Thisis a call
out to all Shark fans to turn oit
in force-primed and ready to
rock the dome. The team will be
ready, the coaches will be ready,
the cheerleaders will be ready,
Martha Sanborn will be ready-
will you be ready? Everyone
TYNFILE it and get your refund in a hurry!
TYNFILE service is available at any office of Tyndall
Federal Credit Union.
We Aim Even Higher
should bring their "terrible tow-
els", pom poms, flags and most
especially their PSJ pride and
spirit. We should blast the Chi-
pley team with constant noise to
prove.we cannot be beat in the
dome. See everyone there Friday
Rushing g Gets
Tammy S. Rushing has been
promoted in the U. S. Army to the
rank of major. .
'" Rushing. a public affairs off)r
cer at Fort Bragg in North Caroli-
na, is the daughter of Lucious L.
and Mary E. Rushing of Port St.
THE LOGIC AND ACCURACY TEST
WILL BE MARCH 8, 1996 AT 10:00
A. M., E.S., IN THE COUNTY
Itc, February 22, 1996.
of the U. S. Fish
Service, and '.
Biologist for the
and Fresh Water
striped bass in
Friday at White
Photo by Eric Ramsey,
HowTo Get Your Tax Refund
In To 3 WeeksInstead Of 6 To 8!
- ; '
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 22, 1996
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, FEB. 22, 1996
Cancer Society Will "Relay For Life"
Former and current cancer
patients, their families, and the
public are invited to take part in
the American Cancer Society's
'"Relay for Life" event scheduled to
be held, Saturday. April 27 from
S10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the:
Teams are being formed con-
sisting of individuals representing
corporations, clubs, organiza-
tons, neighborhoods, and fami-
Relay for Life is theACS's ver-
sion of a relay but with a new
twist. Participating teams can
walk or run on the track relay
style for the appointed hours.
Participants camp out around the
track and when they aren't taking
their turn, take part in other fun
activities, such as enjoying food,
music, and other fund raising
Teams are being formed now
and more participants are need-
ed. Call 229-8271, 227-7433 or
contact Bo Williams, 229-6125
for more information and to vol-
unteer to help with events.
The Port St. Joe Unit of the American Cancer Society has started planning ways to meet their
1996 goal which is set at $8,000. Several chairpersons are shown in the above photo after having
met Thursday, February 15 at the Gulf County Public Library to formulate ways and means to
reach the '96 goal. From left to right are Bo Williams, Charlotte Pierce, Loretta Lunsford (Field
Representative for the American Cancer Society), Phyllis Moore, and Rev. Zedoc Baxter.
^ Plants, Drive A Little, Save A Lot
Apple, Peach. Nectarine, Plum, Japanese Persimmon, Pear, Pecan,
Pomegranate, Fig, Grape, Satsuma, Orange, Kumquat, Lemon, Lg.
Camellias, Dogwood (red, pink & white), Grancy Graybeard, Bradford
Pear, Crepe Myrtle & Other Flowering Shrubs.
MAC'S NURSERY, Wewa Kinard
The Bay County Genealogical
Society will hold its monthly
meeting on Saturday, March 2 at
1:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room of
the Bay County Public Library in
This month's topic will be the
social history of Ireland in the
19th century, featuring speaker
For more information .on the
meeting contact Bernice Loper at
BEGINNERS WORKSHOP ..
The society will be hosting .a i
"Beginners Workshop on Satur-
,day, March 9 from 8:30 a.m. until I
3:00 p.m. at Gulf Coast Commu-
nity College Student Union-East
in the Gibson Lecture Hall on the
Registration will be held from
8:30 to 9:00 am. The cost of the A erii HistoryMo
workshop is $20.00 which in-Amer anonth
cludes one year membership to .
Bay County Genealogical Society. Wewahitchka Mayor Ray Dickens, left, signs a proclamation
The course will be taught by Nan- designating February as American History Month. Maty Pridgeon,:
cy Roberts and, Natalie Thomp- member of St. Joesph Bay Chapter. NSDAR, looks on.
Son.' .: American History is filled with accounts of dedication, perse-
SFj nore information, call verance, sacrifices and vision on the part of countless people who
(904) 872-9882.. sought liberty and opportunity. The public is urged to recognize
our nation's heritage and history during this month.
A New First at Area Hospitals
Dr. Scott Smith, general sur-
geon at Emerald Coast Hospital
in Apalachicola and Gulf Pines
Hospital in Port St Joe, recently
performed' a laproscopic proce-
dure to repair the hernia of one of
his patients. This marks a com-
mendable step in the history of.
these hospitals since this is the
first of its kind ever done in Gulf
or Franklin County.
.Dr. Smith, who has per-
formed many laproscopic proce-
dures before at other hospitals,
said that the major advantages of
laproscopic surgery is the fact,
that It's a lot less painful and the:
patient Is able to return to full
normal daily activities in a rela-
tively very short period of time--
generally one week.
Trish Cozine, an experienced
Show Starts Today
The P.T.O. at Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary School will be sponsor-
ing two nights of talent his year.
The first show is scheduled for
Thursday, February 22 at 7 p.m.
and the second show will be Fri-
day, February 23rd at 7 p.m.
Admission at the door will be
$1.00 for adults and 50 for stu-
dents. Students with current gold
cards will be admitted free.
Everyone is invited to come
out and support the local elemen-
tary school students in this fund-
Surgical Nurse,' who assists Dr.
Smith, said that because of the
progresses and the resources now
available at these hospitals, many
laproscopic procedures can be
performed. locally, thereby saving
patients a lot of tme used in trav-
elling to and waiting at other fa-
cilties in Panama City or in Talla-
Dr. Smith is board certified in
all aspects of major and minor
surgery, including endocrine, gas-
tro-intesfinal, gynecological, he-
pato-biliary (gall bladder), breast,
colo-rectal, endoscopy, and laser
The latest edition of the Con-
sumer Information Catalog-
listing free and low-cost federal
publications of consumer inter-
est-is now available.
To receive a free copy, write:
Consumer Information Catalog,
Pueblo, Colorado 81009.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Rogers
In honor of the 50th wedding
anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Ho-
ward Rogers, their children re-
quest the pleasure of your com-
pany at a reception.
Mr. and Mrs. Rogers were
joined 'in holy matrimony on
March 5, 1946 inWashington
The reception will be held on
Saturday, March 2 from 2:00 un-
til 5:00 p.m. in \the afternoon at
the St. Joseph's Catholic Hall.
The family requests no gifts
Florida Farm Facts
Florida farmers led the nation
in the production of 18 major
agricultural commodities last
year. and produced more than 13
percent of the nation's vegetables
with sales of more than $1.5 bil-
lion. Florida ranks No. 9 nation-
ally in the value of'its farm prod-
ucts, and No. 2 in the value of its
r 'eautif iVabiam Juds Airioed (all ai)
o! n amatique GOift& & Trmraicea
Vifltz &i fkYd ITuerw&Z
Caspari D "ecratiie Tper f 'apkim, late, etc.
Silk flcral AAirainewiailk Candled
Siloerare a kl6* &lap* ft ?tG Basketsi
'ew Sfiipmient gourmnet Tads, CanImy, Soupd, etc:
Furniture and Accessories
505 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe Phone 229-6054.
Relay for Life
High School Track
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* ~\CmAkOLwJ4 fre~es
C)( tlA 4"oONes
Te 4 M;ll;ov+h tree could
te pla,+ed our ofe+fowm.
Our hometown wouldn't be the same without the
beautiful trees that dot our landscape. Hometown
Trees, a grass-roots project sponsored by IGA,
Louisiana-Pacific and Coca-Cola, helps spread the
S .beauty by planting millions of seedlings all over the
-.fPa`l country. With spring coming soon, it's a good time
to remember all the reasons that trees make our
hometown such a special place. Kids 12 and
under are encouraged to enter the Hometown
Trees Essay Contest to explain why they think
trees are important to the. community.
Hometown Trees, one of the largest tree-planting efforts in U. S. History, is cel-
ebrating the planting of its 4 millionth tree with a national essay contest. The
winning kid will receive a hero's celebration when the official 4 millionth tree is
planted in his or her hometown this spring. Deadline for entries is March 1, so
pick up an essay entry form in
David Rich's IGA in Port St. Joe or
I I I -II~ I -
VAt*R &A A
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 22, 1996 PAGE 5A
Kidney Foundation Helps
You Lose Those Pounds
Satirical Car Donation Program
and hel othr by. doaigyu
Seated in the photo above (1 to r) are: Tommie Richter, Lindsay Williams, Katie Kilbourn, Samantha Ambrose, Kathryn Damron,
Jim Faison, Timmy Hayes, Jon Stripling, Roger Evans, and Jessica Peak.
Standing, left to right, in the back row are: Kara McDanieil Tracey Fitzgerald, Rachel McCroan, Katrina Maestri, Julia Six, Jimmy
Kennedy, Brett Lowry, Seth Campbell, and Nathan Wisdahl. Natasha Gay was not available for the photo.
PSJ High Announces Science Fair Winners
Port St. Joe High' School's
i996 Science, Fair was. held on
Friday, January 26. All 68 of the
students' projects, whose subject
matter ranged from soaps and de-
tergents and plants to studying
the air, were displayed that eve-
ning for family members, friends.
and community to view.
This year's winners were as
follows: Tracey Fitzgerald, first
place; Lindsay Wilams, second
place; Seth Campbell, third place;
Kathryn Damron, fourth place;
Roger Evans, fifth place; Jimmy
Kennedy, sixth place; Jim Faison,
seventh place; Nathan Wisdahl,
eighth place; Jonathan Stripling,
ninth place; and Tommie Richter,
Other students receiving hon-
orable mention merit were Katie
Kilbourn, Katrina Maestri, Brett
Lowry, Rachel McCroan, Julia
Six, Samantha Ambrose, Timmy
Hayes, Natasha Gay, Kara McDa-
niel, and Jessica Peak.
The school's administration
and faculty feels that all 68 stu-
dents who participated in the fair
are to be commended for the time
and hard work they invested 'in
their enlt ies.
STen Port,St. Joe, High stu-
dents will Join those from other
Gulf County schools in competi-
tion at the Regional Science Fair
at Chipola Junior College in Mari-
anna on Thursday and Friday,
February 29 and March 1.
Judging this year was, per-
formed by Keith Schell and Eric
Rather, employees of St. Joe For-
est Products. Organizers and par-
ticipants involved in the event ap-
preciate their assistance.
The Science Fair Director.
1969 ,with a few other Gulf
County draftees, went to Apalach-
icola, caught the bus'to Jackson-
ville, and then to Fort Jackson,
South Carolina for basic training.
Since then, JI have honorably:
served our country, participated
in two conflicts (Vietnam and
Desert Storm), and retired as a
Chief Warrant Officer Four. These
experiences have prepared me
with the requisite leadership
skills to help propel District One
into the 21st century, given the
chance. I am part of the solu-
tion." Stanley said.
During his military career.
Stanley obtained his bachelor's of
Science Degree in Business and
Management from the University
of Maryland, and his Master of
Science Degree 'in Human- Re:
sources from Troy State Universi-
"Indeed, there, are ancient
mysteries that none of us will
ever be able to solve. There will be
Caroline's at TheRiainbow Inn and Marina in Apalachicola is pleased to
announce our exciting new menu featuring international seafood items and
rubbed, charg.rilled steaks. In addition we will feature Maestros Canvas a
unique combination of entrees weekly for your dining please. Remember
Febnrury is Sweethearts, Dinner for Two Month
n ashavedrth nP $7.95
SShashini style W
oz. center cPutbonelecPace 1ac
stui d shrimp hot Thai.
| resh Taa gre ed on a bed of 5.95
marinade and se a cabbage
grilled leeks & ar te
oilodhed in White
FreshGrouP mates & green 95
/^e w / fres th"ao G 9
onionS, toppa ed WI .
feta cheese marinated
in ou other ya e a 16.95
ed by aOd'fiec6.95
Fresh Gulf Grouper broiled with juli-
enne vegetables, served with delicately
pan-fried soft shell crabs.
Sunday After Church
Oven roasted fresh pork, mashed pota-
toes, gravy, garden vegetables, dessert,
Coffee or Tea. $6.95
John Rainwater, would like to edx-
press his appreciation to St. Joe
Container Company for providing,
at no charge, all of the back-
boards for the students to use in
preparing their projects.
The input and assistance
tremendous challenges in the.fu-
ture of our district. Together, as a
team, if we look, listen and learn,
I am confident that we can reach
an acceptable balance for all. I
want to be your voice. Give me
the opportunity to serve all the
good folks of District- One. I will
'promise you this-honest, caring
and intelligent vision and leader-
ship foi our district," he contin-
In accordance with Florida
campaign guidelines, a campaign
account has been opened for:
Stanley at Wewahitchka State
From Page 1
fishing Incentives for businesses
to locate in small counties-:
among those incentives were tax
Speaking on the needs of
small businesses he stated
"Small business needs us to get
off their backs," alluding to the
volumes of paperwork and regula-
tions required by the state which
they are required to conform. "We
need to 'streamline' the process
and offer training assistance to
those businesses," he added.
He stressed that the majority,
of new jobs in Florida are gener-
ated from businesses that employ
50 employees or less and the
state% is turning their efforts to-:
ward helping the' small business-
man based on that fact.
He concluded his speech stat-
ing, "The question is not if Florida
is going to prosper, but whether
our children and grandchildren
will want to live here."
Senator Pat Thomas and Rep-
resentative Robert Trammell also
attended the annual meeting.
Experienced Line Cooks for
Caroline's & Boss Oyster,
Apalachicola. Weekends a
Must. Apply in person.
with the composition of project
research papers that many stu-
dents received from several of the
faculty members at the high
school also deserves special
thanks. Their extra efforts are
Cultural Events Are
Available from State
Secretary of State Sandra B.
Mortham announced Friday the
roster of performing companies
and individuals available for per-
formances during. 1996-1997
through the State Touring Pro-
gram by the Division of Cultural
Affairs, Florida. Department of
State. The deadline for presenters
to apply to host these artists is
April 1. Applications for state
support for performances by
these artists are now available.
The State Touring Program
-1996-1997 roster includes the
Freddick Bratcher and Company
Mary'Street Dance Theatre
Momentum Dance Company
SThe CORE Ensemble
St. Johns River City Band
* Bits "N Pieces Puppet Theatre
* Fantasy Theater Factory
* Florida Studio Theatre
* PACT/Eckerd Theatre Company
"The State Touring Program
is a true outreach program, with
underserved and rural counties
eligible to receive two-thirds fund-
ing for performances by touring
artists. In some cases the Touring
Program is often the only oppor-
tunity available in a given area to'
attend alive cultural presenta-
tion," said Secretary Mortham.
Florida's State Touring Pro-
gram was created in 1979 to
bring the state's finest performing
groups to as many Florida com-
munities as possible.
To be eligible to receive a Di-
vision grant, an applicant organi-
zation must be a not-for-profit,
tax-exempt Florida corporation
according to Chapter 617, Florida
Statutes, and be designated by
the Internal Revenue Service as a
501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4); or be a pub-
lic entity governed by a county,
municipality, school district, com-
nmunity college, college, universi-
ty, or an agency of state govern-
For more information or an
application, please contact the
Division at (904) 487-2980.
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc.
Announces a Series of FREE
Wellness Center Programs
Tuesday, February 27 "Weight Control for Life"
Tuesday, March 5: "Hypnosis for Change"
Tuesday, March 12....."Sleep Like A Baby: Managing Sleep Disorders"
Tuesday, March 19 ............ "Relax for A Change: Stress Management"
Tuesday, March 26 "Parenting for Good"
Tuesday, April 2 ................. "Spice Up Your S.E.X. Life" Couples Only
Tuesday, April 9 ................ "Pain Management"
Tuesday, April 16 "Parent/Teen Relationships"
Time: 6:30 p.m. Eastern
Location: Gulf County Guidance Clinic,
(Corner of Williams & Third St.)
For Further Information Call 227-1145
Having trouble keeping that
New Year's Resolution to shed
unwanted pounds? The National
Kidney Foundation has created a
satirical look at weight loss
through its Kidney Cars Program.
This program is available to help
anyone remove 2.000 pounds or
more by donating their unwanted
vehicles to the National Kidney
Foundation of Florida.
If you answer 'yes' to any of
the following question, you need
to, use ths program:
Is your motor's diet saturat-
ed with oil?
Have you lost the spring !in
Does your carb-o-hydrate?
*Do you have cholesterol-
clogged fuel lines?
Have you lost control when
approaching a fork in the road?
When you put your foot
down, does your bottom drag?
SDoes a broken grill mean
you won't be eating out tonight?
This exciting new weight loss
program helps clean up unsight-
ly/,unsafe 'pounds' in your area
and provides much needed funds
to drive programs that save lives.
The Kidney Cars Program offers
free towing, and the donor: may,
be eligible for a tax deduction.
To donate a vehicle. please
call 1-800-488-CARS (2277). Af-
ter, the call, you will receive a
packet in which to mail back
signed titles and odometer state-
ments. Once the paperwork is
completed and returned, the Na-
tional Kidney Foundation will ar-
range for a free vehicle pick-up.
So put the 'good' in your good-bye
Guaranteed Call 648-3090
EXXX XXIX XXX X
418 Monument Ave.
Port St. Joe
Remember to visit our scenic Roseate Spoonbill Lounge.
Wednesday Night is Seafood Night.
and help others by donating your
vehicle. If you would like addi-
tional information, please contact
the National Kidney Foundation
of Florida at 1-800-927-9659.
SGulf 'County Judge Bob
Moore on Wednesday, February
14, imposed the maximum sen-
tence by law for crimes commit-
ted by Robert James Wright, 34,
of Wewahitchka. A jury found
Wright guilty of burglary. of a
dwelling, grand theft and posses-
sion of burglary tools.
S Judge Moore ruled Wright
was an habitual offender. Once
Wright was determined to be an
habitual offender, the maximum
sentence allowed by the sentenc-
ing guidelines could be doubled.
The guidelines provided for a sen-
tence of 58 months.
A sentence of 116 months
was imposed against Wright. Ad-
ditionally, as an habitual offend-
er, he will not be entitled to early
release incentives allowed by the
Department of Corrections.
Who To Call..
For free information about
energy efficiency, conservation,
alternative vehicles, funding for
energy efficient inventions and a
wide variety of other energy-relat-
ed topics, call the U. S. Depart-
ment of Energy at 1-800-363-
PAGE 6A THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 22. 1996
Recycling Bags Are
Available from City
According to Public Works Superintendent Frank Healy, a
new shipment of recycling bags arrived recently. They may be
picked up at the City's Warehouse, located on the extension of
Tenth Street, between the hours of 7:30 4:30, Monday
through Friday. In order to receive the bags you must bring
the number of your trash receptacle with you at the time of
There will only be two colors of bags issued-blue and
green. Garbage should be placed in the green bag, and recy-
clable items will continue to be put into the blue bags. A
brochure will be given out at the same time to explain the recy-
cling procedure, and giving instructions on what material
should be placed in each bag.
Area Kids Essay
Contest on Trees
Our hometown wouldn't be
the same without the beautiful
trees that dot our landscape.
Hometown Trees, a grassroots
project sponsored by IGA,
Louisiana-Pacific and Coca-Cola,
helps spread the beauty by plant-
ing millions of seedlings all over
the country. With spring coming
soon, it's a good time to remember
all the reasons that trees make
our hometown such a special
place. Kids, 12 and under, are
encouraged to enter the Home-
town Trees essay contest to
explain in 50 words or less why
they think trees are important to
Anyone wishing to enter the
contest should pick up an entry
form from the IGA store and essay
entrants have until March 1 to
submit their essay. Five winners
will, be selected by a panel of
judges with the winning entries
forwarded to the national contest.
Entries will be judged based
on creativity and uniqueness, as
one category and one age group.
During the 1996 season over
500,000 trees will be planted
nationwide. The trees made avail-
able to the local IGA stores have
been donated to civic organiza-
tions within Wewahitchka and
Port St. Joe to be used to beautify
their respective communities.
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens will be conducting an Neigh-
borhood Outreach on February
They will be going from door
to door giving out information
about the Gulf County Senior Cit-
izens as they continue to seek
ways to help the elderly of Gulf
Mrs. O. M. Taylor
Forrest Missouri Taylor of
Port St Joe died Saturday, Feb-
ruary 17 at Gulf Pines Hospital.
Mrs. Taylor was born in Marion
County, Georgia, August 5, 1908,
the first daughter of Frederick
Sanford and Olive Pierce Upton.
She grew up in the Moultrie,'
Georgia area and has resided in
Port St. Joe since 1947.
She was predeceased by her
husband, O. M. Taylor, Sr. 'Sep-'
tember 1961, and two sisters,
Mary Greene and Gertie Schwall.
Mrs. Taylor is survived by two
sons, Melton Taylor and wife,
Sherry and WayneTaylor 'and
wife, Sonjia. all of Port St. Joe;,
four grandchildren, Cristie Taylor
of Panama City, Tim Taylor, and
wife, Susan of Tallahassee, Rick
Taylor and wife, Libia of Port St.
Joe, and Jay Taylor and wife, De-
mecia of Port St. Joe; one. great
grandson, Max Taylor of Tallahas-
see; three brothers, J. W. Upton
and wife, Maurie of Norman. Park,
Georgia, Sanford Upton and- ife,
Jo of Savannah. Georgia, and R.
P. Upton and wife. Fannie Mae of
Mountain Rest, South Carolina;
one sister, Ruth Finn. and hus-
band, Franklin of Waycross,
Georgia; and thirteen nephews
Funeral services for Mrs. Tay-
lor were conducted February 19
at 2:00 p.m., E.S.T., at the First
United Methodist Church of Port
St. Joe. The service was conduct-
ed by Rev. Zedoc Baxter and Rev.
Oliver Taylor. Pallbearers for Mrs.
Taylor were her grandsons and
nephews. The First United Metho-
dist Women were honorary pall-
All arrangements were under
the direction of Gilmore-
Southerland Funeral Home of
Port St. Joe.
Mary Jane Knowles Hitch-
cock, age 74, of White City, went
to be with the Lord. on Monday,
February 19, after a brief illness.
Mary was born in Kinston, Ala-
bama on April 18, 1921. She
moved to Gulf County in 1960
where she resided until her pass-
ing. She was preceded in death
by her husband, Julian Clifford
She was survived by her
daughter, Idella Tanner and hus-
band, Jack of White City; two
sons, Douglas Wayne Hitchcock
and wife, Lisa of Tallahassee and
Bobby Waymon Hitchcock, also of
Tallahassee; eight grandchildren,
Jack Robert Tanner and wife,
Tammy of Wausau, Denise Tan-
ner Harris of White City, Jacob
Wayne Hitchcock of Freeport,
Courtney Michelle, Brandon
Thomas, and Cody Ivan Hitch-
cock of Tallahassee, Bobby Way-
man Hitchcock and Roseanna
Marie Hitchcock of Mobile, Ala-
bama; and one great-grandson,
John Bascom Tanner of Wausau.
The funeral service will be
held at 1:00 p.m., E.S.T., Thurs-
day (today) at Travelers Rest Free-
will Baptist Church on Highway
73 Nin Clarksville. Interment will,
follow at the church cemetery In
the family plot. She will lie in
state at the Comforter Funeral
Home in Port St. Joe. The family
received friends Wednesday, Feb-
ruary 21 from 5:00 until 8:00
All services are under the di-
rection of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.
Marilyn Daniel, 79, of Wewa-
hitchka, passed away Monday,
February. 12 in Port St. Joe, fol-
lowing an extended illness. She
had been a resident of Wewa-
hitchka since the early 1950's
and was the manager of the We-
wahitchka Swannee Store for
many years. She was a member
of the First Presbyterian Church
Survivors include a son, Bill
Dickson of Morton. Mississippi; .a
daughter, Olivette Daniel Loveless
of Wewahitchka; and seven
A memorial service was held
at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February
18 at the First TPresbyterian
Church of Wewahitchka, con-
ducted by Rev. Joseph Eckstine.
The family requests that memori-
al donations be made to. the First
Presbyterian Church of Wewa-
Services were provided by the
Comforter Funeral Home, Wewa-
hitchka Branch Chapel.
Chester D. Harper
Chester D. Harper, age 61, of
Marianna, died Monday night,
February 19 in Tallahassee Me-
morial Hospital following an ex-
Survivors Include his son,
Tommy Harper of Port St. Joe; a
brother, Gene Harper and wife,
Margaret of Port St. Joe; and a
devoted, longtime friend, Meta
Ealy of Marianna.
A memorial service will be
held Saturday, February 24 at
10:00 a.m. at Oak Grove Assem-
bly of God with Pastor David Fer-
nandez officiating. The family re-
quests no flowers.
Narcotic Task Force Continues Round-U
Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen has announced the ar-
rest of 12 people during the past
month for narcotic charges.
Arrested by the Narcotic Task
Force were the following people:
Steve Lucas of Wewahitchka,
charged with possession of mari-
juana; Dean Nickell of Wewa-
with the Red Cross, the Red:
Cross blood drives, the Cancer
Society, the March of Dimes and
virtually any care-giving activity
which needed his expertise
(work!) since coming to the Port
St. Joe pastorate. He is also a
past president of the Kiwanis
He has served for 39 years in
the Christian ministry in the
Ralph Roberson, who pre-
sented the award to Baxter,
quipped in his introduction that
It was a good thing Col. Sanders
came along prior to Baxter, else
we would all be singing the prais-
es of "Baxter's tasty barbecued
chicken" rather than "Col. Sand-
er's chicken with secret herbs
Baxter has cooked barbecued.
chicken for many fund raising ac-
tivities over the years. E
Mayor Frank Pate Introduced
George Core as the recipient of a
"Lifetime Achievement" presenta-
tion for his long service as the
Clerk of the Court for Gulf
County, describing him as a true
servant to all the people, beyond
what was called for in the perfor-
mance of his duties.
Core, a native of this part of
Florida [he was born in Apalachi-
Scola], retired several years ago, af-
ter a long tenure in office. His
service of the people didn't stop
with his retirement. Pate said "He
offers his considerable knowledge
and assistance freely to anyone in
need. He probably knows more
about county history and land
ownership than anyone. else."
Pate described Core "as a friend
Update on New
Building for Srs.
Several people have asked
-there be a report on the progress
of the new Senior Citizens and
Community Center. The electri-
cians have just completed the,,
first phase of the wiring- The air
conditioning and heating system
will be installed before March 15.
The bricks on the side facing the
courthouse and library will be in-
stalled within the next 30 days.
courthouse and library will be in-
stalled within the next 30 days.
The stucco will be applied prior to
Funds are still needed to
complete the 6.500 sq. ft. facility.
The Board of Directors need the
help of the community to finish
this building. They are asking for
support from any person or fami-
ly that has ever received services
or assistance from the Senior Cit-
izens to make a donation. This
new facility will only increase ser-
vices, the sooner the better, for
all elderly men and women of this,
county. Please mail your donation
Gulf County Senior Citizens
198 Peters Street
Port St. Joe, Fl 32456
Bill's Dollar Store
is seeking a
Excellent benefit package
including bonus, 401k and
paid relocation. Salary
dependent upon experience.
For consideration send
resume to Chuck Hester, 3772
Hwy. 71 N., Marianna, FL
32446 or apply in person at
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hitchka, charged with two counts
of possession of marijuana; Brian
Daniels of Calhoun County,
charged with two counts posses-
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Raye Bailey, Jr.
Local K.C. Champs
Advance To State
Raye Bailey, Jr., of Port St.
Joe, shot 20 of,25 attempts re-
cently to win the district and re-
gional competition In the 10-year-
old division of the Free. Throw
Championship sponsored' by the
Knights of Columbus. He will be
Competing at the state level in
Reko Gainer, shooting 17 for
25, tooktop honors in the 11-
year-old division ard will also be
advancing to state competition.
Raye is the son of Raye and
Jenniifer Bailey of Port St. Joe.
Reko is the son of Phyllis
Gainer of Port St. Joe
known, were each charged with
possession of marijuana; Titus
Paul of Bay County, charged with
possession of crack cocaine; John
Colvin of Wewahitchka, charged
with the sale of crack cocaine;
Dwayne Pratt of Leon County,
charged with possession of mari-
juana; Bill Wyatts, Jr. of Port St.
Joe, charged with possession of
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juvenile of Wewahitchka was
charged with possession' of co-
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THE STAR, PORT ST.
Both County Teams Kick-Off High
School Baseball Season With Wins
High school baseball is in full
swing in Gulf County as basket-
ball season progresses into the
play-offs. Also beginning this
week is girls' softball. As the
weather warms and you feel the
urge to get outside and enjoy
these balmier days, make plans to
attend and support Gulf County's
WEWA DEFEATS M7ALONE 8-1
The Wewahitchka Gators
defeated Malone 8-1 last Friday
behind strong pitching and hot
bats. The Gators threw three
pitchers in the cold-shortened
game for a combined one-hitter.
Ike Mincy, Matt Kearce and
Tranum McLemore pitched two
innings each, allowing only one
run on one hit.
Wayne Luebe, David Hysmith,
and Tranum McLemore supplied
most of the offensive punch with
Gibbs each had one hit, as the
Gators put eight runs across the
plate on 10 hits.
Wewahitchka plays Thursday,
Feb. 22 in Chattahoochee at 3:00,
Friday at Bay High at 6:00, and
two games next Wednesday in
Quincy against R. F. Munroe at
3:00 and'Quincy Shanks at 6:00.
All times are central.
SHARKS TAKE WIN
Port St.Joe pounded out 12
hits in their first regular season
game and downed Carrabelle 8-2
Monday evening. Brad Smith
started on the mound for the
Sharks and got the win, going 3
2/3 innings, allowing one hit, one
walk and striking out four.
Russell Young relieved, Smith
in the fourth and went three and
a third innings, giving up no runs
while allowing only one hit, to
earn the save.
Several Local Players
On Kensinger Team
Spring is just around the cor-
ner and men's competitive softball
is here. That means a group of
local hopefuls will swing into
action in early March with antici-
pation of having a national title
under their belt come Labor Day.
Several veterans along with
some younger players from Gulf
and Franklin Counties will team
up under the sponsorship of
Kensinger Mobile Homes of
Panama City to form a tourna-
ment team to play weekends..
Kensinger will be in action most
Saturday during the summer.
Plans now are to participate in
several major meets In the area
including the Dead Lakes
(Panama City) and Watermelon.
Festival (Chipley) along with
Kensinger will be managed
and coached by Tracy Browning.
Players include Chris Butts, R.D.
Davis, Bill Dodson, Mickey
Gainnie, Jeff Hinote, Michael-
Newell, Brad Price, J.J. Ray, Bill
Ramsey, Eric Ramsey, Mike
Rucker, Fred Russo, Bobby
Varnes, and Lee Varnes.
For Feb. 29th
Naval Air Station Pensacola,
the cradle of naval aviation, will
host the 13th annual Blue Angel
Marathon and 5K Run Saturday,
February 24. The marathon be-
gins at 7 a.m., followed by the 5K
run at 8 a:m.
The "official marathon" of the
U. S. Navy Is open to military and
civilian individuals and teams.
The course is 26.2 miles of flat to
rolling terrain, clearly marked
with aid stations every two miles.
The marathon and 5K cours-
es, sanctioned by the United
States of America Track and Field
Association and recognized by
Road Runner Clubs of America.
wind through the naval air sta-
tion and the historic city of Pen-
The top overall male and fe-
male marathon finishers will re-
ceive, rourid-trip airfare to the
1996 Boston Marathon and new
running shoes. First place awards
and a pair of top of the line run-
ning shoes will be presented to
the first male and female mara-
thon runners in Masters (40-49
years of age), and Grandmasters
(50 years and over) categories.
The first five finishers In 14
age/sex groups, and the first
three finishers in the wheelchair
division will receive a 1996 Blue
Angel Marathon moment. All
participants will get a commemo-
rative T-shirt and poster. The
overall male,/female winners in
the 5K will receive top of the line
Entry fees for the marathon
and 5K are $25 and $12 respec-,
tively, are due before 4 p.m,, Feb-
ruary 16. Late registration fees of
$30 for the marathon, and $15
for the 5K will be taken until 9
p.m., February 23.. Registration of
military or civilian five-person
teams is $100, with individual
fees waived. These are due by 4
p.m., February 22.
There are no day of race reg-
istrations for the marathon.
No strollers, pets, bikes, or
rollerblades are allowed in the
marathon. Activities will include
a Running and Sports Gear Expo,
entertainment for all ages, and a
variety of food and beverages.
For additional information
and entry forms contact Judith
Bagshaw at (904) 452-2843, or
James Currie at (904) 452-4391;
or write to: Blue Angel Marathon,
c/o MWR/NAS, Building 632,
190 Radford Boulevard, Pensaco-
n la, FL 32508-5217.
According to Browning, the:
team is especially appreciative of
having. a sponsor like Merle
Kensinger. Mr. Kensinger, owner
of Kensinger Mobile Homes, is one
of the premier supporters and
sponsors of softball teams.
Set To Start
at Home Today
...The Pprt St Joe Lady Sharks'
softball Team gets ready for anoth-
er exciting season of fast pitch
softball. The Lady, Sharks were
runner-up last season: in the dis-
trict to North Florida Christian,
but were knocked out of the
playoffs by Chipley in the sub-
regionals. The Lady Sharks host
Jefferson Co. Thursday, February
22 at 5:00 and travel Monday,
February 26 to Tallahassee to face
North Florida Christian at 4:30.
Please come out and enjoy the ex-
Ladies Softball -
To Hold Tryouts
Anyone interested in playing
on a ladies softball team should
plan to attend tryouts.
Tryouts are 'scheduled to be
held at the softball field behind
SPort St. Joe High School on Sat-.
urday, March 2 at 10:00 a.m. and
Sunday, March 3 at 1:00 p.m.
For a free guide listing chari-
ties registered to solicit funds in
Florida-including information on
how much they spent last year on
administration, actual services
and fund and tips for giving wise-
ly, write: "Gift Givers Guide,"
Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services. Division
of Consumer Services, Second
Floor Mayo Building. Tallahassee,
Relay for Life
High School Track
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Jesse Colbert put the first
runs on the board for the Sharks
.when he connected on a three-
run. homer to put the Sharks up
3-2. He was three for five on the
game. Ryan Yeager collected St.
Joe's other five RBI's with a three-
run homer and a bases loaded
double. He also hit .600 in the
Other Sharks supplying
offensive power was Jeff Player
with two doubles and two singles,
'going four for five. Wayne
The Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission (GFC) is mailing
questionnaires to 25,000 Florida
hunters to find out how well they
did during the past season.
Tom Wright, business manag-
er for the Division of Wildlife, said
the survey is an annual project
designed to provide data for man-
aging the state's game animals
"Information we receive will
help:us enhance recreational op-
portunities for hunters,," Wright
said. "From data hunters give us
each year, we find new ways to
design and administer our wild-
life programs." .
This month, the Commission
will mall questionnaires to 12.981
Florldlans holding a wildlife man-
agement area stamp. By mid
March, some 11,898 ,holders of
Florida hunting licenses will re-
ceive separate questionnaires re-
questing information on a state-
wide level. In addition,
sportsman's lifetime and five-year
license holders are included in
the survey samples.
Wright said hunters who do
'not respond within three weeks
will receive a second mailing. If
they still don't respond, they will
receive a reminder three weeks
"We'd appreciate' a timely re-
sponse," Wright said. "It would
save the Commission the :cost of
additional mailings.' At the latest,
we need the questionnaires re-
turned by May 17."
E. L THR Y E .A
Summers and Brett Lowry also
had one hit each to bring the
Shark total hits to 12.
Port St. Joe will play in
Apalachicola February 26th at
125 Water St., 4palachi/ola
Every quaint seafood
town has one, that little
specializing in the best
variety of local seafood.
The Boss Oyster on
Water Street in Apalach-.
icola is: one" of those
restaurants. Well, known
for its delicious oysters
15 different ways, its
steamed blue crabs 3 dif-
ferent ,ways, its home
smoked bar-b-que, God-
zilla size shrimp and
chargrilled steaks and
burgers. A must to visit
while in this area. Enjoy
the view on our enclosed
heated patio deck. Stop
by and see why we call
this delightful little
restaurant THE BOSS.
Open 7 Days A Week
11:30 a.m. 9:30 p.m.
Wright said information from:
the questionnaires will not be:
processed in connection with
"We're not interested 'in
knowing anything about individu-
als in these questionnaires,"
Wright said. "What we need to
know is how much hunting was
done between September and ear-
ly March, where It was done and
how much game was taken."
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PAGE 8A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 22, 1996
Back In Pelayoiffs .
Back In Playoffs
SPSJ 64, FLA. HIGH 34
The Sharks basketball team,
took revenge on another of the
three teams which surprised
them with a narrow defeat during
ball-hawking defense at the Semi-
noles, while attacking with a
withering offense to physically
beat their opponent.
Florida High attempted time
The Sharks gave Florida High
a sample of what to expect for the
entire game in the first quarter,
when they held the Tallahassee
team to only two points.
Florida High Douses
Lady Sharks' Hopes
:PSJ 54, BLOUNTSTOWN 33 as
The Lady Sharks were suc-
cessful in taking the first step in
their District 2, 3A basketball
tournament held in the Dome last '*
Wednesday evening. The Lady 1
Sharks put a 54-33 shellacking
on the Blountstown Lady Tigers
to gain an opportunity at the sec-
ond: round of the competition .
against Florida High last Thurs- ,i4' Bi
Des Baxter (-24) works for a basket as he slips through two Florida High defenders in Friday
night's District Championship game held In Blountstown. .
the regular season, Friday night'.
the Port St. Joe quintette jumped
all over, the Florida High Semi-
noles in the District 2 finals, hu-
miliating them with a resounding
64-34 defeat in Blountstown, last
Friday night for the District
The Sharks threw a tough,
The Lady Sharks' guatonia
Croom scores an easy basket on
a fast break in game one of :the
District Tournament against
SThe Lady Sharks had a 24-12
lead at half-time, and went on to
best the Lady Tigers in each of
the final two stanzas.
Two Sharks, Stephanie Max-
well and Misty Wood, scored in.
double figures for the win, with
For the deal of your life,
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Port St. Joe's Stephanie
Maxwell lays in two of her 15
points against Blountatown. ""
Maxwell leading the way with her
15 points and Wood contributing
Score by Quarters:.,
B'town 4 8 12 9-33
PSJ 16 8 14 15-54
13TOWN-Godwin 3-0-6, Hall
1-0-3, Wesselhoeft 2-0-4, Sim-
mons 1-2-4, Davis 8-0-16.
PSJ-Maxwell 6-3-15, M.
Wood 3-4-10, Croom 2-0-4,
Fields 2-0-4, McNeal 4-0-8, C.
Wood 1-0-2, Johnson 1-0-2. 'Kil-
bourn:1-0-2, Lowe 2-2-6, Duten
FLA. HIGH 34, PSJ 23
The Florida High Lady Semi-
noles ended any hopes the Lady
Sharks had for a district crown
last Thursday evening by defeat-
ing the Sharks 34-23 in the Dis-
trict Two 3A tournament here in,
The Seminoles 'held the
Sharks scoreless in the second
half, after they had jumped off to
an 11-8 lead in the first. 'The
: Lady Sharks retaliated in the
Third by limiting the Seminoles to
only one point.
The Lady Seminoles put up a
stout defense, holding all the
Sharks to single digit scoring.
Quatonia Croom's seven points
was the best the Sharks could
The Lady Sharks ended their
season with a 14-11 record.
Score by Quarters:
PSJ 11 0 7 5-23
Fla. Hi 8 13 1 12-34
PSJ-M. Wood 1-0-2, C. Wood
1-1-3, Lowe 2-1-5, Maxwell 3-0-6,
FLA. HI-Rudd 0-4-4, Adrienne
1-5-7, Leslies 2-0-4, Carabello 5-
4-14, Thompson 2-1-5.
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after time to get their game plan
together, biit the swarming full
court defense of the Sharks kept
them off balance for the entire
game. In fact, it was into the final
period of the game before the
Seminoles put a game total of 20
points on the scoreboard. They'
had only 19 at the end of the
Port St. Joe's Russell Russ (15) takes his place in the Tiger
Shark defense on a Florida High player.
Wewa Little League
The WeWahitchka Little Major
League will hold tryouts on Satur-
day, February 24 at 10:00' a.m.,
C.S.T., at T. L. James Park.
If you did not play last year
or are 10 years old and moving
up from the farm league, you
must try out.
There are still openings on
the farm league teams and all
eight to 10 year olds are encour-
aged to register. You can register
on Saturday, February 24 from
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at T. L.
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at 639-5274 if you have any
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Ten of the Sharks scored; two
in double figures. Brian Jenkins
and Des Baxter led the scoring
attack with 12 points each. Brian
Jenkins tossed in four three-
pointers, Baxter bucketed two
and Barry Adkison added one, in
the long range attack.
Score by Quarters:
Fla. Hi 211 615-34
PJ '9 22 12 21- .64
FLA. HI-Blizzard 1-1-4,
McCants 2-1-5,'Revell 2-0-5, Van
1-0-2, Hickman 1-0-2,.Tranick 1-
2-4, Gaines 4-1-9, Granger 1-0-3.
PSJ-Larry 1-5-7, Likely 1-0-
2, Jenkins 4-0-12, Adkison 2-0-5,
Jones 2-0-4, Quinn 2-4-8, Baxter
5-0-12, Ward 1-0-2, Crosby 1-I-
3, Pittman 4-1-9.
PSJ 64, JEFFERSON 42
The Sharks went into the Dis-
trict 2 3-A tournament play like a
house on fire, handing the Jeffer-
son County Tigers of Monticello a
resounding defeat to gain a shot
at the finals.
The Sharks played intense
'basketball for the entire four
Quarters, never letting up: until
the final buzzer. Ten of the
Sharks' 15-man tournament ros-
ter scored in both the semi-finals
and the championship game Fri-
day night on their way to nailing
down the District, championship
The Sharks shot off to a 25-9
lead at the end of the first quarter
and never slacked up. They had a
39-15 lead at half-time.-
Brian Jenkins was the big
man for the evening with 14
points while Barry Adkison
chipped in 12, as the only Sharks
scoring in double figures, The en-
tire Shark squad contributed to
the victory with game time.
Score by Quarters:
PSJ 25 14 14 11-69
Jefferson 9 6 14 14-42
.PSJ-Larry 2, Likely 7, Jen-
kins 14, Adkison 12, Jones 4;
Daniels. 4, Quinn 6, Baxter 7,
Crosby 4, Pittman 4.
JEFF.-Ganzy 7, Whitfield
12, Atkins 15, Lightfooot 21
Somms 2, Jackson 4.
The Sharks will attempt
to advance toward the state
Friday night, when they
host the District 1 runners-
up Chipley Tigers in the
Dome at home.
The Sharks take a
record of 27 wins and three
defeats into the competi-
tion, including a recent Dis-
trict 2 championship victo-
Friday night's .game,
which will be played at 7:30
p.m., will determine the
Chipley is the runner-up
District 1 champion as a re-
sult of a game with Baker
Friday night. Baker beat
Chipley with a basket at
the buzzer to take a 69-68
decision and the champion-
ship. The Sharks won the
District 2 championship
with a 64-34 drubbing of
The state-ranked num-
ber 2 team in Class 3
throughout Florida plays a
running brand of basket-
ball, according to Port St.
Joe coach Vern Eppinette.
"They play a hard brand of
ball with good offensive
skills. They are averaging
over 90,points a game this
year," according to the
coach. "They come at you
with a 10 man rotation....
They have a lot of depth."
If the Sharks win Friday
and Lake Butler wins, the
Region game will be next
Tuesday at Lake Butler at
7:30 p.m. If the Sharks and
Newberry both win their
Friday games, the next
game will be played here in
the Dome on Tuesday, at
7:30 p.m. i
if the Sharks lose Fri-
day night, their season is
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 22, 1996 PAGE 1B
Rotarians Told of Need For Estate Planning To Avoid
SProblems; Seifert Gives Suggestions Howto Do It Right
How do you plan what to with
an estate? Especially, an estate
which. will cost, a whale of an
amounrit of taxes when you die, if
you do not.
Frank Seifert, local CPA,
spoke tb the Rotary Club last
Thursday ab6ut 'iow to go about
the planning and the necessity of
periodical examination of your es-
tate in light of what has changed
during the past few years.
'Things do change," Seifert
said. 'Your assets tend to grow
assets of their own, or they tend
to go the other way and lose val-
ue. Either way, periodic examina-
tion of your financial position is
Seifert said .one would be sur-
prised about the size of an estate
he has accumulated. "Everything
you own has a value and that val-
ue would be considered in case of
your death. Things add up quick-
ly," he said.
The speaker, 'late of Birming-
ham, Alabama, related three ex -,
amples he had been involved in.
planning what to do with estates,
and what happened to each one,
since different things were con-i
sidered in each case. "But, in eve-
. ,' da
Edwin R. Ailes, Executive Di-
rector of the, Gulf County Guid-
ance Clinic, Inc., has announced
that the clinic will be offering a
series -of eight weekly wellness
programs that will be free to the
general public starting Tuesday,
February 27. All sessions will be
held at the Gulf County Guidance
Clinic Wellriess Center (corner of
Williams Avenue and Third
Street) :ini Port St. J6e: Sessions
will start at 6:30 p.m. (eastern)
* arid will run approximately 90
minutes. These programs are
y case the client's worth was
lore than they figured, or ever
reamed it would be."
Seifert said the first thing to
o is for the couple to sit down
nd discuss what they wish to ac-
omplish with their estate plan-
ing. Then they should call in the
umber of people necessary to do
ie Job. with the thought in mind
Steer their assets in the way
ley wish them to go, avoiding ex-
ensive Inheritance taxes.
In this order, the number of
outside experts required by the
mount of your estate or any oth-
Sgiven situation, should be
lled in. First a trained CPA
should be consulted; then an at-
rney experienced in estate
ork; then bankers/trust offl-
ers, real estate brokers, stock
brokers and any other trained ad-
sors suggested to accomplish
Above all, Seifert said estate
anning should not be neglected
nd should be examined every
ie to ten years, bring the plans
p to date.
)river and Vehicle
The Florida* Highway Patrol
ill be conducting driver license
nd vehicle Inspection check-
oints during the week of Febru-
y 23rd through 29th on CR-
74. near the Chipola River, SR-
1, near SR-287. CR-.73. near
R-287, and SR-30, near Depot
reek, in Gulf and. Calhoun
Recognizing the danger pre-
nted to the public by defective
ihlcle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
es being operated with defects
leh as bad brakes, worn tires
id defective lighting, equipment.
i addition, attention will be di-
cted to drivers who would vio-
te the driver license laws of
The patrol has found these
leckpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
id driver license laws of Florida
hlle ensuring the protection of
free, open to the general public,
and require no advance registra-
The first of the Tuesday eve-
ning sessions will be held on Feb-
ruary 27 and will be entitled,
"Weight Control for Life." This.
program will provide helpful in-
formation on weight loss and
weight management to assist peo-
ple in controlling their weight
throughout their life. Various be-
havioral management strategies
as well as techniques for relaxa'-
Doctors once believed that
women were virtually immune;
from heart and blood \ essel
"diseases. That's because men
were more likely to have high
blood pressure, heart attacks. stroke
and other heart-related diseases.
The American Heart
Association says that more than
half of those \% ho die from heart
and blood vessel diseases are
women. Even women who
* survive are usually sicker and
recover more slow lIy.
Why the earlier misconcep-
tions? First of all, women lag
about 10-13 years behind men in
the incidence of heart attacks,
strokes and other forms of cardio-
vascular diseases. Also, the
number of post-menopausal
women is grod% ing. As life
expectancy for \women rises, so
does their risk and incidence of
What happens in middle age
that erodes the protection women
have against heart disease?
Middle age means menopause
to women. That's when estrogen
protection begins to shut down.
Estrogen is a sex hormone made
in the ovaries. As the supply of
estrogen diminishes, many
women encounter hot flashes;
night sweats; dry, almost'brittle
skin; decreased vaginal, secre-
tions; and loss of bone mass, or
But something else happens. As
we've taken the
hassle out of pre-
qualifying or a
new or used car
tion and coping through hypnosis w
will be presented. ce
Other programs will center bi
upon such topics as: "Hypnosis vi
for Change",. "Managing Sleep yc
Disorders", "Stress Management".
"Pain Management", "Parenting, pl
Principles", and: Parenting Rela- a
tionships". All topics will provide' 'i
health, wellness and prevention u]
strategies designed: to educate
and assist the participant with
implementation and change. D
The complete schedule for the
Gulf County Guidance Clinic
Wellness Center Programs is as
Date Topic ai
Feb. 27 "WIeight Control for Life" pC
Mar. 5 "Hypnosis for Change" at
Mar. 12 "Sleep L ike a Baby: .2
Managing Sleep Disor- 71
Mar. 19 "Relax for a Change: co
Mar. 26 "Parenting for Good" I
Apr. 2 "Spice Up Your S.E.X se
Life" (Couples Only) ve
Apr. 9 "Pain Management" .,
Apr. 16 "Parent/Teen Relation-
Anyone with further quies- n
tons about the programs may re
contact Mr. Ailes at the Guidance a
Clinic at 227-1145. The public is, l
encouraged to be in attendance -
for these helpful programs. ch
Smith Speaker at wI
Meeting in Tampa
Dr. A. C. Smith. Director of
Laboratory Services at Gulf Pines
Hospital. recently was invited to
deliver a keynote address at. the ..
annual meeting of the Hillsbo-
rough County Pharmacy Associa-
tion. This meeting was held Janu-
ary 21, at the new $84 million
Florida Aquarium on Harbor Is-
land In Tampa.
Dr. Smith's talk was entitled
'Treasures from the Sea for Medi-
cine" and was about the aspects
of marine biology related to 'po-
tential new treatments and better
understanding of human disease.
He added that the opportunities
are vast and so far there has not
been a lot of awareness in the
field of marine biology and its po-
tential contribution towards med-
Dr. Al Smith, a well known
authority in this field, continually
writes on the prospects 6f discov-
ering new cures and the research
in marine biology and presently is
in the process of writing a book
about his knowledge and experi-
ence as a Marine Biologist and
Dr. Smith would like to invite
Individuals and community
groups Interested in Increasing
the public awareness In this field.
to contact him at Gulf Pines Hos-
pital for further Information.
women age their blood choles-
terol profiles often change. The,
levelof HDL, the cholesterol that
protects against heart disease,
drops. Let els of LDL, the "bad'"
This shift may be linked to the
Gradual loss ofestrogen. It also may
explain the higher incidence of
coronary heart disease that occurs
when thearterial wall thickens
s and diminishes blood flow.
.Doctorshave long prescribed
estrogen, both alone and with
other hormones, to ease
menopause symptoms. New
e\ idence. points to greater benefits
from the therapy for many
.Estrogen use may lessen the
risk of arterial wall thickening by
lowering the level of LDL choles-
terol, which is linked to hardening
and thickening of the arteries.
-: Estrogen also may protect
S worimen's hearts as a natural "clot
Sbulseri" while helping to lower
But estrogen ma\ not be best
.for even post-menopausal
woman. Ask your doctor about
Sthe possible risks to such therapy.
Estrogen replacement is alsonpo
substitute for a healthy lifestyle in
preventing a heart attack or
stroke. Women should avoid
smoking, eat a balanced, low-
saturated-fat diet, and maintain a
moderate level of physical
activity to help control weight.
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your local American Heart
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 22, 1996
Sensible Proposals to Capitol
Cabinet Overruled but NEWS ROUNDUP
Still Have Support
Rodman Dam, Lake Ocklawaha, Teacher
'Standards, All Still Have Support
It was an astounding cabinet meeting day in old Taxahassee. For the
first time in this old reporter's memory a University of Florida professor
stood up against environmental activists to save Lake Ocklawaha with a
report entitled "Rodman Reservoir. What They Don't Want You to Know."
What's more, former Marine general now comptroller Bob Milligan
said he has discovered an ignored plan for retaining the dam but closing
the locks that has a better than two-to-one cost benefit ratio than other
proposals made by the Department of Environmental Protection.
The third shining moment was Education Commissioner Frank
Brogan standing alone against a watering-down rule amendment that will
allow school teachers who can't pass a 10th grade skills test to be certi-
fled anyway if a group of their peers and the local school district board
After the meeting, Brogan said he was going to seriously consider not
signing the certificates, although he expected their number would be less
that one-half of one percent. "It's a matter of standards and it's close to
my heart,". Brogan said..
Dr. Daniel E. Canfield, Jr., UF Department of Fisheries and Aquatic
Sciences, was the odd scientist testifying before the cabinet on the bene-
fits of keeping Lake Ocklawaha, which was formed some 30 years ago in
North Central Florida to be part of the proposed but later aborted Cross
Florida Barge Canal.
"Lake Ocklawaha has more visitors than all but' 12 of Florida's state
parks, supports overthrew times the recreational use of the Ocklawaha
River, and will support over 50% more recreation than a restored river,"
Canfield said in a presentation iri which he quoted page and text from the
state's own published reports.
Keeping the lake, he said, will provide at least $18 million in positive
economic benefits over the next 20 years, exceeding any Ocklawaha River
restoration alternative by more than 225%. .
Attorney Gen. Bob Butterworth has ruled the DEP can breach
Rodman Dam and allow the Ochlawaha River to return to its natural
route again without getting permission from the Florida Legislature. Gov.
Chiles has ordered the DEP to begin the permitting process which could
take about a year.
After listening to renewed opposition to draining the lake, cabinet
members merely accepted the status report of the issue from the -DEP,
leaving it up to the Legislature to provide money to implement it or not.
"It's walking the cat back," Milligan said in referring to the lake issue
during a controversy over a fishing pier Palm Beach County officials want
to build on a public beach surrounded by condos in a turtle breeding
"It's not 'walking the cat back.' It's more like 'win, win'... for the tur-
tles and the people. There comes a time when you've got to consider what
you're gonna do for people too," said Gov. Lawtorl Chiles who favored the
pier, but not the retention of Lake Ocklawahd.
The cabinet refused to take a vote on the pier issue, although it was
favored by four of seven members. It would have taken five favorable votes
to pass under the rule. The delayed vote means it can come back before
the board again soon.
Professor Canfield's presentation warmed the hearts of fishing buffs
and this old scribe who fished the old Ocklawaha River as a boy and the
lake in later years. Right now you can fish a section of the old river still
intact and the lake. It's the best of both worlds.
Of course, I don't know about the costs or the environmental dam-
age;although Canfleld says users will pay for the maintenance and the
environment is better served the way it is. The state, I guess, shouldn't be
paying for my fishing holes if what those organized environmental
activists say is so. The trouble is those egg-haids are wrong about half the
time.. .. .
Rep'. Kelley Smith, D-Palatka, said lhe sponsored k bill last year call-
ing for what Milligan is now claiming Is the best solution to be considered
-close down the locks, but leave the dam and lake intact. It passed the
House, but never came back.from the Senate.
One thing for sure. Let's have the Legislature decide the issue, not
Gov. Chiles, the Departimeit of Environmental Protection, or those orga-
nized environmental clubs.
Here's the Capitol News Roundup
WERE DOVE HUNT ARRESTS A RUBY RIDGE?
A congressional committee is scheduled to investigate charges the U.
S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted improperly in raiding a charity dove
hunt in Dix~e County last year to benefit the Florida Sheriffs Boys
Some 88 hunters were charged with shooting dove over a baited field.
Many paid their fines because they were told there would be no criminal
record if they did; but all of them-including two North Florida sheriffs--
have protested their innocence and plan to testify at congressional hear-
ings promised by U. S. Reps. Cliff Steams, R-Ocala, and Don Young, R-
The Taco Times of Perry reported one dove hunter who paid his fine
said it was "a little Ruby Ridge." The reference was to the fatal shooting
by federal agents of the wife of a man (a separatist) in Utah who refused
to pay income taxes.
by JACK HARPER
WELFARE REFORM COULD HIGHLIGHT SESSION
Major issues in, the Florida Legislature the last' to years have been
prisons and public safety. It appear' welfare reform will take center stage
in this year's session beginning March 5 and there is surprising agree-
ment on it already among Gov. Lawton Chiles and lawmakers in both the
Senate and the House.
Consensus on key issues reflecting in Chiles' proposals and Senate
and House billsare:'.
Spending on child care should be enough t6 allow welfare parents
to work without worrying about their children.
Two to three years should be enough time for most welfare recipi-
ents to get back on their feet and the state to cut off welfare payments.
Welfare checks should be tied to work training, education or jobs,
even if some of the jobs are publicly funded.
"After years of debate, real reform seems tobe on it's way," said Sen.
Toni Jennings, R-Orlando, chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee
on Social Services Reform. .
State government will get to decide the issue. Congress Is expected to
send about $558 million back td. Florida in federal block grants for pub-
lic assistance with no strings attached.
A PRODUCTMIVITY POLICY AT HRS? ,
Policy Coor'dinator Paul Belcher went poker-face when asked by act-
ing Senate Ways ,and Means Subcommittee Chairman John
OstalkiewiczR-Orlando, for suggestions on setting a productivity
increase policy in the FloridaDepartment of Health and Rehab Services.
'!Our constituencies think HRS workers are inefficient. In business
there is traditionally about a 20/ increase in productivity every year. We'd
like to know ifyou have such a policy at HRS or if you will consider one?"
'We haven't looked at it. It riot.quite ,ap easy as it sounds," said
Belcher, Gov. Chiles' man 'in the Governor's Office of Planning and
"If you could increase production 15% it would save abouit$300 mil-,
lion. That would be win-win fqo everybody;, wouldn't.it?" Ostalklewicz
'Yes, but it would be very difficult Belcher said.
"LAWTON STANDARD TIME"
The Capitol Press Corps staged a walkout when Gov. Lawton Chiles,
as usual, was late arriving at an afternoon press conference he had called
in Tallahassee last week. After waiting for more than 20 minutes, the
entire press corps of print and tv reporters, their camera people and radio
reporters packed up their gear and walked out in exasperation.
It must be said for Chiles, of course, that he had a tough morning at
the cabinet meeting that day what with three Republicans on that seven-
member panel and a crowd of Putnam and Marion County fishermen
wanting to save their beloved Lake Ocklawaha.
According to his press release, Chiles was going to announce steps
designed to cut the amount of government paperwork.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 22, 1996 PAGE 3B
P Events and Happenings from County Schools
By Linda Whitfield
Student of the Week
,:T,E.A.M. teacher Lori Price,
chose 'Jevonne Jones as the stu-
'dent of the week. Having taught
Jevonne, I wholeheartedly agree.
Jev6nne Is in the' fifth grade and
the daughter of Evon Jones. She
likes to skate and says she would
like to be a teacher when she
grows up because it looks like It
would be fun to dol Jevonne likes
to play with Erica Pippin and
some more of her favorites are. TV
show, "Simpsons". color red;
and song, 'Waterfalls." Jevonne
would like to visit Hollywood one
day. Miss Lorl says this about her.
"She is a Joy to have in class, very
sweet and mannerly. She helps
others without being asked."
Riding High with Technology
Not speaking from an official
capacity of course, Superinten-
dent Walter Wilder is to be greatly
commended for Gulf County's
leap into the WWW (World Wide
Web). Our teachers have been
given so many opportunities to
become computer literate.
Speaking as a recent partici-
pant at the Technology Confer-.
ence in Orlando, everything that I
attended I was familiar with. The
-keynote speakers spoke of things
I knew about, the break-out ses-
sions were down to earth, and I
knew how to better peruse the
exhibits at the huge hall. Some
people I talked to had no comput-
ers at all in their school. Thanks,
Mr. Wilder, for putting technology
high on your list. Your insight is
giving us a big head start
WHS faculty and staff would
like to extend Its sympathy to stu-
:: dents Haylee Price and Logan and
Blake Butler in the death of their
: grd'40iher, Archie Kemp. Mrm.)-
Kemp had been in ill health for a
number of years.
Mr. Lord Explains AIU
The third grade classes of
Randy Harper. Linda Whitfield,
and Marlene Whitfield got the
scoop from the man himself, Jeff
Lord, postmaster of the Wewa. U.
S. Post Office. The third grade
coordinates the WES postal sys-
tem. Mr. Lord made delivering the
mail so interesting and very infor-
mative. Neither rain nor sleet. ...
Congratulations to ,this Bee champ Way to go Tylerl
week's seventh and eighth grade Port St. Joe Middle School
"Students of the Week". They are would like to thank all of the par-
Tasmin Nickson, Matt Daves, ents and teachers for their help
Marquez Byrd. and Jessica Van and support in planning and or-
Sweringen. ganizing this year's Valentine
"Great Job" to Tyler Lane for Dance. You did a great Jobl
being the Gulf County Spelling Don't forget to come out and
A- -- ------......
It's Not Exactly Shoney's
The whole month of February
is devoted .to mainly Abraham
Lincoln, George Washington, the
groundhog, African Americans,
and Valentine's Day in social
studies. Well, as a tribute to
George, the third grade class of
Linda Whitfleld had the exact
same breakfast bar as our great
first president Wonder what it
was? Well, he had three hoe cakes
and as many cups of tea. In case
you've forgotten what a hoe cake
is, well it is Just corn meal, salt.
and water baked or fried. At least
that's what the book I read said.
Anyway, we liked it tool
While some of our staff were
in Orlando at the Technology
Conference, the rest of WES
enjoyed two days of Multiple
Intelligence. From all accord,
everyone had a great two days
and appreciated the chance of
SThe February Hoopla
-Committee of Connie St Clair,
Tracy Bowers. Randy Harper,
Esther Taunton, Lori Price, Pam
Sumner and Mr. Kelley, provided
our new staff with taco dinners
for the treat of the month. It was
great having something different
for lunch and served so attractive-
ly in the lounge.
They go out on the 4th of
March.' so be prepared
S DARNiWs .,
Lindsey Carter, also our
Spelling Bee champ, received
third place in the DAR's American
Revolution History Month essay
contest. She is in the sixth grade
and is to receive a certificate of
appreciation, and all grade win-
ners will receive a medal and be
invited to the DAR luncheon in
February. Mazle Stone chairs this
activity. Lindsey is the daughter
of Roy and Veronica Carter.
Port St. Joe Elementary School
Students Of The Week
Congratulations to our "S
dents of the Week" . Di
Cochran, Adam Cooper, Jer
Chesser. Sarah Hutchinson, V
tor Hamilton, E'lan Martin, Ki
berly Pickett and Johnath
Bulldog Star Search
Our annual P. T. O. Tale
g; Show will be held on Thursd
February 22 and Friday, Feb
ary 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the au
torium. Come see the greatest 1
ent around and support your
End Of Grading Period
February 22 will end.
Fourth six weeks grading peri
Report cards will be sent home
Monday. March 4.
School Advisory Council
There will be a school advi
ry council meeting on Mond
February 26 at 7:00 p.m. in
library. All members are enco
aged to attend.
Volunteer Spotlight ;
We -would like to introd
you to one of our wonderful N
unteers. Teri Zeider. Teri volt
teers for Barbara Swain and
second grade students. She
tended Indiana University
enjoys reading. playing the pia
gardening and walking on
beach. The thing she enjoys m
about volunteering is work
with the children. Thanks Teri
making a positive difference
Port St. Joe Elementary School
Regional Science Fair
The Regional Science Fair
be held in Marianna on Febru
28 and 29. We wish the bes
those students representing (
,tu- Our enrichment students,
me grades four through six, will be
ma taking a trip to Atlanta February
Vic- 28 through March 1. One of the
im- highlights of the trip will be a vis-
ian it to the Olympic Center. They are
looking forward to a great time
ent Classroom and club pictures
ay. will be taken on Wednesday,
ru- March 6.
idl- Parents Make The DIfference
tal- The first step in building re-
'P. spect for rules is to make rules
important to your family. Chil-
dren who must obey rules at
home find it easier to comply with
the rules when they're away from
"on To make rules that children
will follow. Involve children in
making the rules whenever possi-
so-- ble. Involving children also helps
lay, them understand that rules usu-
the ally exist for a good reason. The
lur- more children are involved, the
more likely they are to follow the
rules and to respect rules every-
uce Pepsi Blue Caps and General
vol- Mills Box Tops
un- Keep those Pepsi Blue Caps
her and General Mills box tops com-
a ing in. Our school will receive five
d cents for every blue cap and
0no, twenty-five cents for every Gener-
the al Mills cereal box top turned in.'
ong Career Week Contest
for Our third annual Career
at Week will take place April 15-19.
. To kick off Career Week we are
S having a coloring, coloring and
writing and essay contests to be-
will gin on Monday. February 26 and
lary end March 8. The,winners will
t to appear on our Good Momrning
Gulf Show program during Career
.hark Ta l by: LeslIe Falsonr
Ii Wi s i s s T s l'sl'l=' =ln^ ~ sWs'lss='i'l' ImI'=
Students at. Port St. Joe
High School completed the
fourth six weeks grading period
today. Report cards will be sent
home March 4th., Also on that
date, there will be an Open'
House at 6:00 p.m. In the Me-
dia Center for parents of 1996-
97 ninth graders.
The Tiger Sharks defeated
Monticello and Florida High In
basketball action last week to
claim our third con-
secutive district cham-
pionship. Way to goll
Friday. February 23.
ranked #3 in the
state, the Sharks
will host second-
ranked Chipley at
7:30 p.m., E. S. T..
in the dome. The
winner will advance
to the regional finals
and will play either
Lake Butler or New-
berry next Tuesday.
February 27. Loca-
tion of that game
will be determined by who wins
The Future Business Lead-
ers of America District Leader-
ship Conference is scheduled
for March 7. The F.B.L.A. is
also sponsoring our annual Tal-
ent.Show set for March 15 dur-
ing sixth period. Auditions will
be held February 28 through
March 1 after school and'one fi-
nal audition will be .held March
Congratulations to Chris
Follin wh6 i as been-selected as
a high merit poet in 'Florida's
Young Poets Contest. His poem.
"Db They Krow?": will be pub-
lished in an anthology.
SThe weightlifting team trav-
eled to Wakulla last Wednesday
for a meet. They also participat-
ed in a meet on Friday inPort
St. Joe. Congratulations to J. J.
Gainer, Luke Thomason, Carlos
Best, Mandricka Miller, Rocky
Quinn, Matt Roberson, and
'Jamaall Fenn who have al-
ready qualified for the state
Varsity baseball action be-
.gan Monday, February 19th in
Carrabelle. The Sharks won by
a score of 8-2. They will travel
to' Apalachicola next Monday.
February 26 for a 4:30 p.m.
game. The first home game is
set to be played on March 1st
at 4:00 p.m.
the Area Health Ed-
will be at Port St.
Joe High School
22nd to talk with
freshmen and soph-
omores about ca-
in the health care
are many opportu-
nities to apply for
substantial scholarships and
.grants to help with college ex-
penses. See the guidance office
Congratulations to the fol-
lowing seniors who .were cho-
sen as yearbook favorites by
"Most Likely To Succeed"-
Matthew Roberson and Jennie
"Most Splrited"-Scooter Acree
' arid Quat6nia' Orbm; ''.'' 6
and Heather Fields"'-7' '
,.Miller and Brigette Godfrey;
"Mr. and Miss Port St. Joe
High School"-Barry Adkison
;iand Kristi Lawrence;
S"Most Humorous"-Jeff Player
'and Quatonia Croom;
4 "Best Smile"-Jeff Player and
'IKristi Lawrence; and
."Friendliest"-Jeff Player and
Highland View Elementary School
I Hawk vNews
L By: Jo Hernandez
All students who are plan-
ning on being in the P.T.O. Talent
Shoe must submit their applica-
tion no later than March 1st. Re-
member all acts must be ap-
proved by Mrs. Barfleld and must
not be longer than five (5) min-
utes. The show will be held
March 12 at 7 p.m.
Open Up .....
Dental screenings will be held
at Highland View Elementary
School on February 28th. Please
look at your child's report when it
is sent home and take action if
necessary. Dental.health is good
Advising and registration for
the 1995 Spring "Minl-Mester".
an eight-week, accelerated semes-
ter, at Gulf Coast Community
College will be held February 28-
Advising will be held in Stu-
dent Development from 7:30 a.m.
:-until 6 p.m. Registration will be
held in the Office of Admissions
and Records from 7:30 a.m. to 6
p.m. Classes will begin Monday.
March 4. '
This semester, which runs
cross-calendar to the regular
spring semester, offers students
the opportunity to register either
full-time or part-time in their
areas, of interest.
All fees should be paid by 6
p.m.: on February '29. Students
may pay fees'in the Business Of-
. fice between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. or
at the Bookstore between 7:30
a.m. and 6 p.m.:
Call (904)'872-3892 for more
-'Title I Open House .....
SAll parents of students cur-
rehtly enrolled in Title I classes
are encouraged to attend an
Open House on February 23rd
from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. In Mrs.
Howell's room. Your input is vital
to this program.
Technology Has' Arrived .....
Last week I got to travel with
a lot of my peers to the Technolo-
gy Conference in Orlando. What a
treat and a wonderful experience
We were able to learn "hands-
on" about many new and innova-
tive programs that are out, see
lesson plans in action and play
on the "information highway". I
was, to say the least, over-
whelmed by it all, but came back
twice as knowledgeable as I was
.before. Computers are the way to
the 21st century and paper and
pencil a thing of the past. What a
wonderful time to be a student-
J.ut then again, aren't we all?
Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu .
:MON-Beef Stew. Fruit Cup.
'Roll, Milk and Dessert.
Fruit. Vegetable, Bread. Milk
WEDS-Country Fried Steak
or Meatloaf, Turnip Greens,
Mashed Potatoes, Corn-
"'bread, Milk and Gravy. ,
lettuce, tomato and pick-,
les, French Fries or Tater
Tots, Milk and Cake,
FRI-Chicken, Potatoes w/
"Gravy, Applesauce, Roll and
By: Alicia Christie :'
support the Sharks as they battle
to advance to the regional finals.
Have a great week I I
From The Principal's Desk
By: Chris A. Earley
Congratulations to the follow-
ing students who were inducted
into the National Junior Beta
Club during Port St. Joe Middle
School's second annual induction
They are: Kristin Abrams,
Ben Ashcraft, Bonnie Belin,
Stephanie Blackmon. Matt Cas-
well, Nick Comforter, Jennifer
SCraig. Amber Daniels, Amber Da-
vis, Becki Earley, Justin Kent,
Tyler Lane.. Angela McDowell. Ra-
',:chel Perrin, Karissa Thomas.
Joshua Todd. Tanya Varnum,
SSeth Williams and Leslie White.
The following students will be
' rewarded with a luncheon In their
honor :with the administration..
These students qualified for this
honor by successfully completing
the following criteria: no more
than three (3) absences per se-
mester: all A's for the semester;
and no disciplinary referrals.
These students are: Erkia
Ailes, Amanda Marquardt,. Clay
Smallwood, Lea Todd, Bonnie Be-
lln. Nick Comforter. Susan Medi-
na, Karissa Thomas, Josh Todd
and Tanya Varnum.
From the Principal of
by Larry A. Mathes
"Block Scheduling" ferring in or out of our system?
Last week I listed a few of the As more and more schools
advantages of "4 x 4" block change to block scheduling, as
scheduling, a different type of seems to be the case, there will
scheduling that is presently being be fewer conflicts of this type.
studied as an alternative to the Right now, we do what has to be
six period day currently used In done-work students into classes
Gulf County. As Is always the and bring, them up to speed as
case, there are some questions quickly as possible.
that will need to be answered. If you're listing pros and cons
One question always asked is on a balance scale, it appears the
what about absences? A student 4 x 4 block schedule offers more
who has to miss several days due pros. and if properly used, would
to illness might have a difficult be a better, more productive use
time catching up (because each of the school day. If you have a
missed class is 90 minutes long chance to attend a session about
rather than 51 minutes). The an- "the block", I hope you'll get in-
swer is part of the question-90 volved and make your thoughts
minute classes allow the student known.
additional "catch-up" time, plus The WHS girls basketball
more individual help from the in- team will play in the first round
structor to aid in catching up. of the Regional Tournament in
Schools already using "the block" Jay Friday night. They must beat
report gains in attendance. Jay to advance any further. Game
Another area of concern is ime is 7:30 p.m.
that sometimes a student might Career Day at WHS is today.
not retain learning if there are February 22. Area businesses
gaps.in the sequence bf courses supply speakers to give-students,.
such as math, etc. This problem an insight Into new careers.
is overcome by teachers reviewing Plans are being formulated
some previously covered material for the Annual Academic Excel-
at the beginning of each new lence Banquet. either late in
course. Just as they do following March or early April. When you
summer vacation. Again, schools receive an invitation, please re-
already in this system report in spond promptly to help us get a
research that retention loss has handle on the number of meals
not been a problem, we need to prepare. Please sup-
What about students trans- port our academic efforts.
The Lion's Tale wants to con-
:,gratulate the winners of the
D.AR. Essay Contest from Faith
Christian. In grade five, first
place went to Jeremy Robershaw,
and Brian Bailey .came in third.
In grade six Renee Vinsor was
the second place winner. Jessica
Tarpley was the first place winner
in grade seven and Chad Goebert
was second. In grade eight Len-
non Thiel. Josh Bell and Josh
Hersey came In first, second and
third in the order listed.
Faith Christian has always
participated in the American His-
tory Essay Contest sponsored by
the Daughters of the American
Revolution. It not only allows the
students to learn how to write a
research paper, but helps them
gain an appreciation of the men
and women of our country's early
history who endured sacrifices
and hardships to make our coun-
try great. This year's topic was
"Explorers of America".
Sherry Davidson has been
nominated by a tenth grade stu-
dent, Amanda Haney, to be in-
cluded in "Who's Who Among
American Teachers". Mrs. David-
son is an English, reading and
study skills teacher and has been
at Faith Christian for 19 years.
Amanda nominated her because
"she makes a difference in her
students' lives." A former teacher,
Dr. 'Tamaria Joyner, was nomi-
nated by Amy Goebert for the
Last Thursday the journalism
class under the.supervision of'
Mazie Stone and Caroline Thtrs-
ton went to The Star Publishing
Company. on a field trip to watch
a press in action and to see how
professional layouts are done. It
was an interesting learning expe-
Mazie Stone, our literature.
and high school English teacher,
has been invited along with a spe-
cial group to watch the space
shuttle lift off this week. They will
tour the space center and meet
on's Ta le
-' : News Colu1n111
Faith Christian School :
the astronauts and others at a re--.
ception Wednesday. The stands
from which they will view the
blast-off will be a mere three
miles from the shuttle. We can't
wait until she returns for a first
Project Grad '96
Project Graduation 1996 Is
making plans for what is bound
to be another exciting night of'
The group is in the -midst of
organizing contestants for one of
the most coveted crowns in the
county "Miss Womanless
Beauty of the Year".
Any gentleman, possessing
the gusto and courage for an ac-
tive Involvement. who's Interested
in supporting.the, efforts of this
worthy cause should plan to at-
tend a meeting at Port St. Joe
High School on Tuesday, Febru-
ay 27 at6:30 p.m.
Gulf District Schools' Pre-K
and K.I.D.S. are finalizing plans
for their first annual Pre-K Health
Fair. The event will take place on ;:
Thursday, February 22 from
10:00 a.m. 'until 1:00 p.m.,
E.S.T., at the'Port St. Joe Centen- ,
All interested parents of pre-'
schoolers and preschool children:
are invited and encouraged to at-r
You will receive valuable in-
formation for your family and pre-
PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 15, 1996
It is .the start of the
Lenten Season. February
21 is Ash Wednesday
whi:h leads up to Easter
..on April ,. These are high
Oliver F. Taylor Holy days where each of us
Visitation Minister, First can prepare ourself for re-
: United Methodist Church. newfn t he Lr for re-
newa'l in the Lord. Jesus
prepared His disciples with special instructions.
We need to open our hearts and minds to
the Lord. In Matthew 11:1 we find, "And when
Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disci-
ples, he went on from there to teach and preach
in their cities." Now is the time to rededicate
ourself to the Lord who is our risen Saviour.
SThis is a special time in your life and my life.
This was the start of Jesus' ministry.
You and I can start with"a daily devotion. We
talk to friends daily. What better friend do we
have than Jesus. Talk to him in prayer. Lent is
a good starting place for renewal in Christ:
New Bethel AME
to Host Program,
.The ladies of New Bethel
A.M.E. Church will sell spaghetti
dinners on Friday, February 23.
The menu will consist of spaghet-
ti, old-fashioned meat sauce, cole
slaw, bread, iced tea and dessert.
Say You Saw
Dinners will be sold for $3.50
You may call 229-6179 before
eleven o'clock to place an order.
Dinners may be picked up at the
church annex at 146 Avenue C.
New Bethel A.M.E. Church
will be having a "Living Hearts"
program. The program will be
held on Sunday, February 25, be-
ginning at 11:00 a.m.
Everyone is invited to attend
the special service. The Rev. Cal-
vin Griffin, Sr., will conduct the
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
fFirst Baptist Cihurci
S102 THIRD STREET. PORT-ST. JOE
SSunday School 9:45 am
Worship 11:00 am
S. Disciple Training 6:00 pmn
SEvening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...7:00 pm
Gary Smith ...Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
, Come Find Oul- e E I a 2 y
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
REV. BILL WHITE, PASTOR
2420 Long Ave.
-^ .-,. PortSi.Joe,FFL 3456 .. -
90- :t12,68 I A ,,, -, .
Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
Sunday School ..........;....................... 10 a.m.
Morning Worship................................... ...11 a.m
Sunday Evening............................... .m.
Sunday School 9 a.m. CDT
Worship Service 10 a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study ..........7 p.m.
Chapel Lane Overstreet Phone 648-8144
Bro. Harold J. McClelland, Jr.,, W.L. ITremain,
Pastor Pastor Emeritus
Sunday School...................... ..... ... 10:00 a.m.
SundayWorship.... .. ......... .......... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening .......................................:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCN
Jim Davis, Pastor
823 N. 15th Street 648-5776
Sunday Bible Study (all ages) ...........9:00 CST
SMorning Worship .......................................10:00 CST
Evening Worship ..................................6:30 CST
Wednesday Bible Study (all ages) ............6:30 CST
SlA 1 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
ro ir508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
SSUNDAY WORSHIP..................... 10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL...............................11 a.m.
tU S *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor
This column is provided as a service ol the Gulf Cpujiy Guitance Clinic Inc.. a professional counsel
ing and mental health center It is not intended to replace psychological counseling or treatment ser- ','
. I am having a terrible problem
with mychild.' My daughter is 6
years old and very bright for her
age, She can be loving and affec-
tionate at times but other times
she can be cruel and mean. Even
when she shows affection towards
me it is usually when she wants
something. Her manipulative and
cruel behavior sometimes upsets.
me to the point that I cannot even
talk to her. Am I doing something
wrong? Will this behavior go
Children go through stages of
development in their relationships
just as they do physically and
intellectually. In the 1960s a psy-
chologist named Lawrence Kohl-
berg developed stages of moral
development that have been well
accepted In this field.
Kohlberg suggested that there
are six stages of development that
everyone goes through in their
development of moral attitudes
and behavior. These attitudes
manifest themselves in how they
relate to others, :especially those
closest to them. Children typically
move from totally selfish and
demanding behaviors in infancy,
and toddler years to more altruis-
:tic attitudes in adulthood.
Your child may be going
.through a stage when her rela-
'tlonships are on a barter system;
-"I'll be nice to you If you are nice
S to me". You can teach your child
acceptable social skills and
behavior. However, you must work
within her current developmental
stage. Try setting up a reward
'system for respectful and altruis-
' tic behavior or seek family coun-
'seling to help you buildyour rela-
tlonship and develop your child's
n the meantime, try to focus'
:on her behavior rather than how
she may feel about it Understand
that your child loves you, even
:though her behavior may not
,Ed Dennis, MS
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
Spring and Garden
Planting Time Right
Around the Corner
March, a Good Date to Plan For
Putting Most Vegetables In The Ground:
Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
No 'task is more climate-
critical than trying to decide
when to put out the spring gar-
den. Too .early and it's killed by
cold. Too late and it doesn't ma-
ture before summer garden pests
harvest more for their use than
the person who planted It. Per-.
haps this information will help.
According to 30 year records
the average last killing frost date
for our area is February 26. The
latest one on record is April 10 (in
1916). If one feels like gambling,
shoot for a Match 1 planting
date, to gamble less, shoot for
March 15.. Beans, cantaloupe,
corn, cucumbers, pepper, pump-
kin, summer squash, tomato, wa-
termelon, kohlrabi, lettuce, eng-
lish peas, radish, andturnips are
vegetables that can be planted
out then. Wait until the end of
March to plant the less cold har-
dy vegetables such as eggplant,
okra, sweet potato, and southern
peas. We've been planting for a
while such things as beets, broc-
coli, carrot, cauliflower, celery,
collard, mustard, and the bunch-
ing/multiplier type onion (it's too
late for the large bulbing types)
which don't really like to grow
into the heat of the summer, so
get these in by the end of March.
Then there's those vegetables that
it's too late to put in even now,
wait until next fall. Among those
are the chinese cabbage, bulbing
onions, strawberries and spinach.
Another trick to an early
spring garden is' toi plant in the
sunniest spot of the yard. Vegeta-
bles grow and sprout when soil
temperatures reach into the 50's.
The more hours, each day, the
soil gets warmed, the more vege-
tables realize it's spring and time
to start growing. Morning sun on
the. soil by 8:00 a.m. is critical to
their rapid growth to insure this,
also go to raised beds so that soil
exposure is increased, and run
rows north and south to maxi-
mize sun exposure. Don't apply
mulch to the soil until air temper-
ature also,start to rise, probably
not before April.
Another trick to an early
spring garden is to start vegeta-
bles such as tomatoes, and pep- .
pers in containers, in a protected
area so'that by March practically
grown plants, can go in the
ground rather than seeds. Most .,
garden shops also carry vegetable
Roy Lee Carter
transplants. This will save. as.
much as 4-6 weeks of growing
tim e.' ,- :
For more information and
tricks on spring gardening, con-
tact your local Cooperative Exten-
sion Service or Garden Center.
Nelsn Issue s
Recent headlines leap from
the pages of Florida Newspapers
to tell the story:
"Suit accuses insurer of de-
ceptive practices." says one head-
" 'Suspect to, admit: Medicare
seam," says another.
1 And still another says: "FBI:
Doctor's scam costs U. S. mil-
If one thing is clear, it's that
insurance fraud is costly and can
take many forms.
"Whether it's an agent;selling
unneeded coverage or a policy
holder submitting a phony claim,
insurance fraud costs each of us
about $200-a-year in additional
premiums," says Florida Treasur-
er arid Insurance Commissioner
NelsQn, in a 30-second public
service announcement, advises
consumers who may have been a
Join Us For Worship .
Overstreet Bible Church
A Non-Denominational Church
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
Gulf Pines Joisv ,
Joining numerous other em-,
ployers across the nation, Gulf
Pines Hospital in Port St. Joe has
recently adopted a policy to en-
sure a "drug-free workplace." This
policy addresses problems beirig '
experienced nationwide associat-
ed with drug and alcohol abuse
in the workplace. especially
among organizations providing
critical public services such as
New Bethel to
The Jr. Wonien of New Bethel
Baptist Church will be conduct-
ing their 100 Women in White
program on March 9. The pro-
gram will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Everyone is invited to come
'and lift up the name of Jesus,
victim, or who may have knowl-
edge of fraudulent insurance ac-
tivity to contact the Florida De-,
partment of Insurance, A toll-free
line Is open Monday through Fri-
day from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The
number is 1-800-342-2762.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Bible Study Worship:
10 a.m. Sunday 11 a.m. Sunday
7 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P.O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Corner of20lh Street & Marvin Avenue
S THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
-f i 7 ,7:30and 11:00 a.m. (ED. ,
T++. S Sunday School 9:45
SST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT) .
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
We Want Yo lTo B, :C
Part of the Friendly Place
BIBLE STUDY 9:45 a.m. EVENING WORSHIP .........:. 7:00 p.m.
MORNING WORSHIP............. 11:00 a.m WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH TRAINING ............5:45 p.m.
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue
Minister of Music
Catch the S PortSt. oe
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School ......... 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
MorningWorship.... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship............ 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ........ 7:30 p.m.
e o B Choir Practice
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wednesday............ 7:30 p.m.
F irstUnited'9[etF&it Church
111 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church .................9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ..............10:00 a.m. CT
CHRISTIAN/fYl ON THE MO VE
Dr. Loute 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
"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
transportation and healthcare.
All individuals holding posi-
tions at the hospitaland its asso-
ciated clinics and home health
operations have pledged to estab-
lish anad maintain "drug-free
workplace" standards in order to
guarantee the safety arid well be-
ing of other employees anqd the
The ."drug-free workplace"
policy encourages employees with
drug and/or alcohol abuse prob-
lems to seek professional assis-
tance in overcoming their prob-
lem rather than endanger health
and safety or pose unnecessary
risks to themselves and the peo-
ple around them. An. employee
may, at any time, make an inde-
pendent, voluntary .decision' to
seek help .without jeopardizing
his or her continued employment.
All employees have agreed to
be subject to drug and alcohol
screenings, on a random basis,
without any prior notifications.
The employees of Gulf Pines
Hospital realize the importance of
their unquestionable support for
This policy and are committed to
creating and maintaining a "drug-
free workplace" because of the
public trust placed in the hospital
for the greater good and welfare
of our community. ''
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 22, 1996 PAGE 5B
ULine ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
5C for each additional word.
$2.00 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
?2 7-1278 'to place yours
.... . ....t.. ., .. .. .. .*. .*
'94 Mazda 626, 42,000 miles, loaded,
,assume payments. 639-5227.
1987 Cadillac Sedan Deville. Call
227-1589. Itc 2/22
Jeep, 15' boat, motor and trailer. Call
227-7571. ltc 2/22
Chevrolet pickup Scottsdale, auto V-
,8, air, cruise, new brakes, $5,000.
639-2584.. tp 2/22
1983 2 door Chevy S-10, has 2.8 V-6,
1987 new built motor. .2-wheel drive,
heat, asking $1,000 negotiable. 639-
2437. Itp 2/22
1974 Mercury. Good engine and
transmission, like new tires, $300.
229-9456.' tp 2/22
'72 Super Beetle, white, new, every-
thing. Must sell, $3,000 invested; will
take $2,000. Call 227-6747. ltc 2/22
1993 Grand Cherokee Laredo, 2
wheel drive. ;blie w/gray interior,
62,000 miles. Excel. cond., loaded.
$14.500. Call 229-8667 or 229-8229.
S Furnished apartment for rent, 2 bed-
room, 1 bath, Beacon Hill. Ocean
view, 904-647-8697 or.615-889-1713.
Balboa & Alabama, 2 bdrm., 1 ba.
mobile home. Unfurnished, no utili-
ties, n pets. $200 deposit, 4325
Monthly. 227-7372 after 6:00 p.m.
16' welded aluminum boat with 25 hp
Evinrude, trolling motor & trailer,
$1,700. New 16' fiberglass with 4 hp
Suzuki and trailer, $1,000. FSU golf
cart, 6 new batteries, $500. 647-5327
or 827-2906. tfc 1/25
Small furnished house, 2 bdrm., I
ba., w/d. $375/mo. plus deposit
648-8751. 2tp 2/15
Office for rent, 322 Long Avenue, Port
St. Joe. Contact Bill Sumner, 229-
1,500 s.f. metal building and appiox.
1/2 acre enclosed by link chain fence,
located in Jones Homestead.; Call Bil-
ly Carr, 227-2020. 2tc. 2/15
Long term rental, Indian Pass Beach,
4 bdrm.. 2 ba., $500 month + util.
Furnished house. 227-1774. tfc 2/8
Southern Villas of Apalachicola now
leasing, one bdrm., $300; 2 bdrm.,
$334; 3 bdrm., $362. Security deposit
$100 required. Equal housing oppor-
tunity. TDD access. 1-800-955-8771.
2 bedroom furnished trailer in High-
land View. Call 227-1260. tfc 2/1,
Furnished trailer for rent, 5 miles
past Overstreet Bridge. Call 648-
5306. tfe 2/8
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.:
.Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. 648-5476. tfc 2/1
MOSS CREEK APTS., 904/639-
2722. 1 & 2 bedroom apartments 1b-
* cated 200 Amy .Circle, Wewahitchka,
FL. Rent starts at $275. Cen. air &
heat blinds, carpeting, stove, refrig.
Equal Housing .Opportunity. Hearing
impaired number 904-472-3952.
SThe Phantry Hotel, Rooms Private
baths. Daily or weekly rates. 302 Reid
. Ave. Port St. Joe, 229-9000. tfc 2/1
Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tapper
Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable hous-
ing for the elderly and the handi-
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy.
efficient const., handicapped equip-
ped apts., available. Stove & refrig.
furn., fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.,
qqual.Opportunity Housing Com-
plex. Rent is based on income."
This complex Is funded by the Farm-
eis Home Administration and man-
aged by Advisors Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
PINE RIDGE APTS, (904) 227-7451. .
Rents starting at $245.00 per mo. Af-
fordable Living for low to middle in-
come families. Featuing 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. rfc 2/1
No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St Joe Furni-
ture, 227-1251. tfc2/1
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & re-
Sfrig., cen. h&a, screen porch, car-
port & laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up,
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apartment, washer/,
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
Warehouses, small and large, some
with office, suitable for small busi-
ness, 229-6200. tfe 2/1
Multi-family Garage Sale: Microwave.
fan. pots & pans, lots of misc. items. '
.8 a.m. until. Saturday, Feb. 24, 105
35th SL. Mexico Beach... Itc 2/22
Multifamily Yard Sale: Saturday,"
Feb. 24, 7:30 a.m. 108 Sunset Circle.
Lots and lots .to choose from.
Big Barn Flea Market and Antiques.
We have fine antiques, used furni-
ture, glassware, Icollectables, and
just pure old Junk. So take the time
to see if there is anything you
might need. Thank you Gulf County
for all your support.
Ceramics for .Sale: 3417 Hwy. CR-
386, 1 :mile south of Overstreet
Bridge, Friday and Saturday. Rain
cancels and very cold cancels.
Yard Sale: 511 Fortner, Mexico
Beach. Something for her and him, a
little bit of everything. 9 am. CST till,
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24th.
Yard Sale: Saturday, Feb. 24, 903
Garrison Ave. Large area rug, ,country
wood accents, tables; and shelves,
plus good misc. items. 8:30 a.m. till.
Remodeling Sale: Everything must go.
Light fixtures, stove, cabinets, furni-
ture, misc. kitchen items, clothes,
knick knacks and lots more. 2181 C-
30 Simmons Bayou, Friday Satur-'
day, Feb. 23 and 24, 8 am. until.
Yard Sale: Saturday, 8-2; 353 Atlantic
St., St.Joe Beach. Itp 2/22
St. Joseph Bay Country Club is tak-
ing applications for a responsible, de-
pendable; hard working person. Re-
sponsibilities include cooking,
bartending, waiting tables, no experi-
ence necessary, will train right per-
son. 2tc 2/22
Morning help needed Monday Fri-
day, lunch shift. Apply at Hungry
The City of Mexico Beach is accepting.
applications for .employment in the
position of "City Maintenance". Appli-
cants should be skilled in carpentry
and have the ability to perform
plumbing and electrical repairs. Job
description and salary information is
available at City Hall, 118 14th St.,
Mexico Beach, FL. Applications, will be
accepted until 4:00 PM, CST March 5,
1996. Resume is required. 2tc 2/22
Taking applications for smiling faces
for 1996 season, transportation and
phone a must. El Governor Motel,
648-5757. 4tc 2/22
Certified Nursing Assistants, variety
of shifts, new pay scale recognizing
experience. Apply in person, at Bay
St. Joseph Care Center, 220 Ninth St
Top of the Gulf Restaurant, Mexico
Beach, now taking applications for all
positions. Apply Tuesday thru Friday
after 3 p.m. central time. 3tc 2/15
OUTREACH COUNSELOR. Gulf
County Guidance Clinic has an im-
mediate opening .for an Outreach
Counselor to work with juveniles and
their families in Wewahitchka. Duties
include: interviewing and evaluations;
individual, group, and family counsel-
ing; case management; home visits;
treatment planning and record keep-
ing; and agency consultation. Re-
quirements: a Bachelor's Degree in a
mental health discipline and HRS
screening. Counseling experience pre-
ferred. On-call' rotation may be re-
quired. Apply to: Edwin R. Ales,
Exec. Director, Gulf County Guidance
Clinic, Inc,, 311 Williams Ave., Port
St. Joe, FL 32456. E.O.E. Itc 2/22
Bartender needed, Hwy. 71 and Hwy.
386, Marie's Corner Bar. Apply in per-
son, open at 11 a.m., tfe 2/1
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 2/1
Old Fashioned Elbow Cleaning by
Dee. Local help to help you locals in
Port St. Joe and the beaches.. 647-
Handyman / yard cleaning. LOW,
LOW rates, no job too small. Please
call nights 229-8230 or days, 227-
3268. 4tc 2/8
Surfside Serenity.Group, 1st United
Methodist Church, 22nd St., Mexico
Beach. Monday 7:30; Friday 7:30.
All times central. 647-8054.
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price"
Faye's Nail & "
TOTAL NAIL CARE
Certified Nail Technician
1905 Long Ave.. Port St. Joe
Wolff Tanning System Call for Appt.
* Custom Wood
A 6 R Mechanical
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 (904) 647-4047
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at Ist United
Methodist Church. PSJ
THE FASHION EXCHANGE
220 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe
New & Used Clothing
for the Entire Family. .
Accessories and Misc. Items. I4/
Catherine L. Collier
Indenpendenr Sales Represenmadue .
211 Alien Memorial Way Port SL Joe
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
TLC LAWN SERVICE
"Catering to Ill Your Lawn Service Needs
MOWING, EDGING. TRIMMING. SPRAYING.
FERTILIZING. WEEDING. CLEAN OUTS.
SPRINKLER REPAIR AND LANDSCAPING
John F. Law
Practicing over 20 Years
PERSONAL INJURY '-"" -
No Recovery No Fee (Costs Only)
7229 Deer Haven Road, P.C.
LOANS D 8 PAWN SHOP
"The Uttle House with the Big Deals"
Corer of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Business: (904) 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9-12
Harmon's Heavy Equipment co.
Specializing in Black Top Soil
BULL DOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS TRACTORS DUMP TRUCKS
648-8924 OR 648-5767 if no answer
LIC # RF0051042
FREE ESTIMATES RG 0051008
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS '
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821
LOOK, Screen/glass rooms win-
dows siding. Look at work I've done.
If you like t, hire me. Expert work
Rock bottom prices Licensed general,
contractor. The House Doctors. (904)
647-3452 or 1-800-919-HOUSE.
i 227-1278 or 229-8997 "
to Place Your
Classified Ad Today!
Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
S Lic. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
pd. thru April
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
UC. #ER0013168 .INSURED
"Caring for God's Creanon"
Genesis Lawn Service
Free Estimates oeest Dependable
DAVID SMILEY McCROAN
Average Stump $10.00
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
MOWING RAKING WEEDING
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach,
Port St. Joe & Wewahitchka ..
'I will work for YOU'' CLYDE SANFORD
Mexico Beach, FL '
S----- -------- -i
I St. Joe Rent-All, Inc. I
I Small Engine Repairs
S Factory Warranty Center
* Chain Saws
I : 706 1st St. St. Joe
L- --------- j.
C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing.
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box A1C, Port St. Joe
5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASKABOUTFREE MONTH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112
BOB'S PAINT &
29 Continuous Years-of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIAL4TES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229 '
Don't forget the outside
of your house, porch,
sidewalk and driveway.
INSURANCE FREE ESTIMATES
4476 Hwy. 98, #3
Port St. Joe, FL32456
iRe sid Residential
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
* Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
[ FAMILY OWNED
P PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gtul Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
Typing, Manuscripts, Correspon-
dence, Ghost Writing, etc.
TU - -
MAGNETICS, Why suffer? Call me.
Nikken independent Distributor.
Sandy Mullis 904-647-8783.
St.Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Port St. Joe .:227-2112
Vlcense No. KR0033177
S. GEORGE GAINNIE
PILING & CONSTRUCTION CO.'
Foundation Piling Crane. Rental
Post Office Box 624 Telephone (904) 229-6411
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Mobile (904) 227-6284
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
S Licensed Dealer
/. = ALLEN'S GULF
Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
Free Estimates and Design
Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. O. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 tc1/4 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
4 .c t s 1
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 tfc 2/1
PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 22, 1996
Manager of Food Processing. Duties:
Quality control involving freezing,
.packaging, grading, storing and
shipping of jellyfish for overseas mar-
ket in Korea, and in the Far East in-
ternational market Responsible for
meeting export gradient standards.
Responsible for operations & dealing
with international clients, foreign
banks and development of an Eastern
European market for the product.
Send resume to Tallahassee Jobs and
SBenefits Service Center, 2810 Sharer
Road, Suite 30B, Tallahassee, FL
32312. Job order number FL-
Requirements: Bachelor's in business,
experience in international commerce,
extensive training in Jellyfish process-
ing, extensive, experience in import/
export of perishable goods. experience
in- food processing. plant manage-
meit, training of workers engaged in
multiple food processing, experience
in equality control involving freezing,
packaging, grading, storing and
Salary: $60,000.00 .annual com-
mensurate with experience.
Hours: 7 a.m. 3 p.m., Monday Fri-
Direct resume to the following ad-
dress: Job Service of Florida, 2810
Sharer Rd., Suite 30B, Tallahassee,
FL 32310. Re: Job Order #FL-
13377293. 3te 2/15
People with smiles wanted full or
part time, days or evenings for dining
room duties. Will train' the. right peo-
ple. Flexible hours. Apply in person,
222 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe, anytime
except 11 am. 2 p.m. 3tc 2/8
LOST: Reward. man's 1956 class ring
with initials AAL. Call 639-5374.
32' Alumalite camper trailer. Excel-
lent condition. 639-2798. tfc 2/22
Antique pinball machine, $300. Call
after 5 p.m., 647-5608. tc 2/22
Mobile home in Wewahltchka. I0'x55'
w/10x20' built on addition, has been
remodeled. $5,000. 904-785-7375.
Bahama Cruise, 5 days/4 nights. Un-.
der booked Must sell $279/couple.
Limited tickets. Call 1-800-414-4151.
ext 2269. Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. to 10
p.m., St. # 14299. 4tp 2/8
Firewood, lwb pickup truck load. $50.
Call 22:-9070 after 5:00 or leave
message. 4tp 2/1
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.
S Look at work I have done. If you like
it; hire me. Expert work and nothing
less. Of course free estimates. THE
HOUSE DOCTORS. 647-3300 or 1-
800-919-HOUSE. tfc 2/1
Tow dolly, very good condition, $450.
Call 647-5194. tfe 1/25
Mushroom Compost, $15. yard, any-
time, 648-5165. tfc 3/7
9 month old Springer Spaniel, pure
bred, male, housebroken, liver &
white, $75. 227-6747. lte 2/22
AKC reg. poodles for post Valentine's.
Two Japricots, one black, one silver.
904-785-5332, leave message.
Get a jump on fleas. Supplement
monthly flea programs with HAPPY
JACK TABLICKS. Repels adult fleas
on dogs & cats and conditions coat
naturally. BARFIELD'S LAWN & GAR-
DEN, 229-2727. 5tc 2/1
DOG GROOMING PLUS, '227-3611.
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
PET & PROPERTY TENDERS. In
your home pet sitting by Joey and
Marie Romanelli, 229-1065.
For Sale by Owner: 3 bdrm., 1 ba.
block and brick home, all new carpet,
new stove & side-by-side refrig.
$65,000. Call for appt. 227-3269.
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekvlew Subd., with sep-
tic tank & well. $2,5000 down,
$132.16 ,mo. Call Geroge, 229-6031.
Exclusive home and 200 acre cattle
operation, Chambers County, Ala-
bama. $750,000. Country and Com-
mercial Properties. Arthur Norred,
334-745-6673. 8tp 2/22
Lot for sale at Jones Homestead, 1/2
acre, has septic tank & well, $12,000.
Call 627-1105 after 6:00 p.m.
The Boardwalk, Cape San Bias, 3
bdrm., 2 ba. house, loft, 3 decks.
647-3828. 8tp 2/8
Mobile home lots, 1/2 acre plus, near
Port St. Joe High School. Call Leonard
Costin, 647-8317. 6tc 2/1
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 lot
648-4550. tfc 2/1
Golf course lot for sale at St. Joseph
Bay Country Club. $35,000. Call 647-
8317. 6te 2/1
Howard Creek: Murphy Rd., 3 bdrm.,
2 ba. 1,850- sq. ft., cen. h&a, fans,
carpet, fireplace, porches, double car-
port, vinyl & stone siding, plenty stor-
age. Come see, make offen 827-1725
or 827-6855. tfc 2/1
1990 Fleetwood, vinyl sided and un-
derpinned, 3 bdrm., 2 ba., Ig. living
rm., din. rm. & pantry. Appli. includ-
ed, cen. h/a, 2 outside sheds, 1 shal-
low & 1 deep well on high and dry lot.
109 W. Rogers St. $35,000. 227-
2012. 5tc 2/1
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 2/1
Beacon Hill Lot, with Gulf Front-
age, 122' hwy., 130' deep. $99,500.
648-4648. tfc 2/1
Building, the American Legion Build-
ing located at Third St. and Williams
Ave, Port St Joe, 2700 sq. ft.,
$75,000. 647-8066 or 648-8669.
Gulf view lot, Mexico :Beach,
$32,500.00. 648-4648. tfe 2/1
Handyman Special, 3 bdrm., 2 bath
shell house, beautiful 1/2 acre. C-30'
south Cape San Bias area. Reason-
ably'priced. Financing available. 227-
2.73 acres for sale at Surshine
Farms, comer 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/fireplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
util. shed. By appt; only. 101 Yaupon.
Business for Sale: Phantry Building
and extra lot. Income producing.
Three business units downstairs and
a manager's apartment, Four hotel
rooms w/full baths upstairs. 24 cli-
mate-controlled mini-storage units
upstairs and down. Best location in
town for detail outlets. Call 1-800-
Half acre lets for--sale -Hwy. 386.
Overstreet. Creekview Subd.. $500
down. $96.48 per month, 120
months. Call and leave message. 229-
6031. tfc. 2/1
1/2 acre lot with septic tank, $9,500.
Overstreet Road. Owner financing,
227-2020. ask for Billy. tfc 2/1
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
SEASHORES HOUSE FOR
SALE, nice stucco 3 bdrm., 2
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206 Narvaez St.
Relay for Life
High School Track
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Marine Fisheries Commission Acts On
Trawls, Amberjack & Saltwater Issues
The Marine Fisheries Com-
mission held a three-day public
meeting in Clearwater Beach re-
cently and has scheduled a pub-
lic workshop in flnfish manage-
ment next month in Orlando. The
following is action taken at the
The commission received
public comment on the use of
trawls to harvest certain species
of baitfish, and directed staff to
hold a final public hearing during
its April meeting in Panama City
Beach on a proposed rule that
define a baitfish trawl as a
net in the form of an elongated
bag with the mouth kept open by
various means and buoyed by
floats so that it is fished and
towed at or along the surface of
the water and never on the bot-
*allow the use of batfish
trawls for the directed harvest of
menhaden, round and Atlantic
thread herrings, scaled, Spanish,
and oranges t sardines, ancho-
vies and round scad only
*allow a' ten percent (by
weight) bycatch allowance for
nontargeted species harvested
with baitfish trawls
*allow the use of baitfish
Straws only seaward of the Col-
regs Demarcation Line in state
waters of the Northwest Regionl
(Escambia County through Wa-
kulla County approximately
south of St. Marks) from April
through September each year; the
Southwest Region (Pinellas
SERVICE CALS BEFORE/AFTER PUBUC
WORKS NORMAL WORKING HOURS WILL BE
CHARGED A $45 SERVICE CALL.-ONLY
EMERGENCY PROBLEMS THAT INVOLVE CITY
LINESWILL NOT BE CHARGED. (ABSENCE OFA
CUTOFF VALVE, BROKEN WATER LINES. OR A
SEWER'PROBLEM ON THE CUSTOMER'S SIDE IS,
NOTA cIY PROBLEM.)
/s/ P. Pendarvis, City Clerk
2tc. February 15 and 22. 1996.
The City of Wewahitchka will accept sealed bids
for garbage collection service. Specifications. may
be picked up at City Hall, Monday through Friday,
7:30 am. to 4:00 p.m., CST. Bids niust be sealed
and: marked: "Garbage Collection" and be turned
in to the City Clerks Office no later than 4 p.m.
March 11, 1996. Bids will be opened at the regular
City Commission meeting on March 11, 1996 at
6:30 p.m. The City reserves the right to accept
and/or reject any/or all bids and award to the
lowest and/or best bid in the opinion of the City
DONALD J MINCHFEW
2tc. February 15 and 22, 1996.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE EALED BIDS
BID No. 9596-19
The Board of County Commissionerp of Gulf
County, Florida, will receive sealed bids from any
qualified person, company or corporation
interested In constructng the rollowmng project
BT. JOE BEACH WATER SYSTEM
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Plans and specifications can be obtained'at
Preble-Rish, Inc.. 402 Reid Avenue, Port St Joe,
Florida 32456. (904) 227-7200. The bid must
conform to Section 287.133 (3) Florida Statutes.
on public entity crimes.
Completion date for this project will be 120 days
from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to
the successful bidder.
Liquidated damages for failure to complete the
project on the specited date will be set at $100 00
per day. .
Please indicate on the envelope.that this is a
sealed bid, the bid number and what the bid is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00, p.m. Eastern
Standard Time, on March 12. 1996, at the Gulf
County Clerk of Court's Office, 1000 Fifth Street,
Port St Joe, Florida 32456, and will be opened
and read aloud on March 12, 1996, at 6:05 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time. The Board reserves the
rightt reject any and all bids '
Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $100.00
per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be
made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.,
4tc, February 15, 22, and 29 and March 7, 1996.
SALE OF SURPLUS SCHOOL EQUIPMENT
The Gulf County School Board is receiving bids for
the sale of one (1) used tractor. The surplus
equipment may be inspected by contacting Mr.
Buddy Floore at (904) 229-8369 or 639-2422. The
International 444 Serial #01030 tractor is located
at the School Bus Garage In Port St. Joe on Long
Avenue Extension. The bid will be on an "AS-IS"
'basis, and each successful bidder will be required
to remove Ihe equipment from school property Bid
S.onTor are available at the above address.
Interested persons must use the bid form and
submit it in a sealed envelope marked Bid #96-017
and addressed to Mr. Buddy Floore, Gulf County
Schools, 150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe, FL
32456. The bid deadline is 10:00 A.M., E.T..
March 1, 1996. Board action will take place on
March 5, 1996 at the regular meeting.
2tc, February 22 and 29, 1996.
f Fantasy Properties, Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 o
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478
Whether you're interested in selling or buying
your home, renting a place to live or want to
vacation in our beautiful area, we'll be glad to
JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor
through Collier counties) from
March through August each year;
and the Northeast Region (Nas-
sau through Brevard counties)
from May through October each
year-all other state waters would
be closed to the harvest. of bait-
fish by the use of trawls at all
*allow baitflsh trawls to be
towed for no more than 30 min-
*allow ,the use of no more
than two baitflsh trawls with a
mesh area not greater than 500
square feet and a perimeter
around the the leading edge of
the net not greater than 66 feet to
be fished or deployed from any
vessel where allowed
*prohibit the use of baitfish
trawls with a mesh size less than
1 1/4 inches stretched mesh in
the cod (tail) end, and prohibit
the use of any lifier or insert with
a smaller mesh in the cod end
The commission also received
public comment and reviewed
proposals' to allow the use of
trawls to harvest jellyfish and cer-
tain groundfish species (croaker,
spot, and whiting) In state water,
and will continue to study these
The commission considered
proposals regarding shrimp har-
vesting in state waters from the
Apalachicola Bay system to the
Nortfwest/Big Bend Region de-
'marcation line. The commission
directed staff to develop a draft
rule for commission consideration
in April that would replace the
current shrimp count (size limit)
law in this area with the following
area/season closure to the har-
vest of shrimp:
*retention of the' present
Syear-round closed area north of
the John Gorrie Bridge
*closure of areas in St. Vin-
cent Sound; Sheepshead Bayou,
and Indian Lagoon year-round
*retention of the present day-
time area closure from July 15
through September 15
*closure of a specified area in
St. George Sound south of Green
Point from September 15 through
*closure of a specified area
between the shipping channel
and the mouth of St. Vincent
Sound in Apalachicola Bay from
March 1 through May 31 ,
closure of the Carabelle Riv-
"er year-round .''
*closure of all areas inside
the Colregs Line in Wakulla
The commission also voted to
propose an emergency rule that
would suspend a current rectan-
gular area closure to shrimp har-
vesting in Apalachicola Bay south
of the John Gorrie Bridge. This
action is intended to prevent un-
necessary economic hardships to
shrimpers and aid law enforce-
ment efforts in this area. The
commission will, take this pro-
posed emergency rule to the Gov-
ernor and Cabinet for approval on
Final Public Hearing
The commission held a final
public hearing on a proposed rule
to establish a combined annual
quota for Spanish, scaled, and
orangespot sardines. The com-
mission directed staff to conduct
a review of the available data re-
guarding Florida's sardine nsnery,
and to continue the final public
hearing in April to consider a pro-
posed rule that would:
*establish 'regional commer-
cial annual quotas (based upon
historic landing percentages) to-
taling 2.5 million pounds for sar-
dines harvested from state and
adjacent federal waters
*establish a June 1 May 31
commercial harvest season
repeal the 500 pound daily
vessel limit for the harvest of sar-
dines in the West Central Florida
*replace the current 500
yards-from-shore commercial sar-
dine harvest prohibition with a 3
miles-from-shore prohibition in
the Tampa Bay Area (state waters
of Pinellas, Hillsborough, and
Squirrel and quail hunters
have until March 3 before the
small game hunting season ends.
For hunters looking for a place to,
go, there are ample opportunities
across the Panhandle
LtL Stan Kirkland; Public In-.
formation Coordinator for the
Game and Fresh Water Fish Com-
mission, said there are ten Type I
wildlife management areas, seven
lType II area and the Apalachicola
River Wildlife and Environmental
Area where hunting will be al-
lowed all, or part, of the remain-
The 18 public areas exceed
1.6 million acres In size, he said. ,
'These areas, especially the
Type II areas bordering creeks or
rivers, have the ideal kind of bot-
Stomland hardwood habitat that's
so productive for squirrel hunt-
ing," Kirkland said. "And then
there are thousands of acres of
private land that can be hunted
with landowner permission as
For hunters new to the
state's :WMA system, they can
hunt any Type I WMA during
open days by purchasing a single
$25 WMA stamp from county tax
collectors. Type II WMA's differ in
that the landowner sells a permit
and the hunter buys a different
permit for each area.
Fortunately for area hunters
the Northwest Florida Water Man-
agement District owns five of the
seven Type II area open to hunt-
ing and one permit allows the use
of all five areas. Type II permits
can generally be purchased in the
county of their location at tax col-
lectors and subagents offices.
The open areas and 'their lo-
Tate's Hell /WMA'- Franklin
Apalachicola River Wildlife
and Environmental Area Frank-
lin and Gulf Counties.
Apalachicola River Wildlife
and Environmental Area Frank-
lin and Gulf Counties.
We would like to express our':
gratitude .for the many acts of
kindness during the loss of our
father, Fred Suggs, Sr. Your
cards, calls, visits and prayers
have been very much appreciat-
ed. It is in times like this that we
can comprehend our true wealth,
not in the material possessions
that we own, but in the sincere'
love and concern of our friends.
Thank you all very much.
Terri Marshall and Danny Suggs
Public Areas Still Open for
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