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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR, NUMBER 29
INDUSTRY DEEP WATER PORT FINE PEOPLE-- SAFEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, MARCH 21,1996
-High Winds In St. Joseph Bay
Beaches Disabled Vessel Tuesday
The "Little Richard." a shrimp boat owned by Buddy
Wood and operated out of Wood's Fisheries here in Port St.
Joe, was just a little too close to shore when this picture
was taken Tuesday morning.
According to a spokesman for the Wood 'Fisheries firm
the shrimp boat was working in the bay Monday night,
when she lost power due to a Clogged fuel line. High winds,
from the approaching weather "front" blew the boat into
shallow water along side Hlgh 'ay 98, near the 14th Street
intersection in Port St. Joe.
The boat is a 40 foot fiberglass over wood hull vessel.
The crew was taken off the boat by the U. S., Coast
Guard before it ran aground at about 1:45 Tuesday morn-
ing. There were no injuries as a result of the mishap.
The Coast Guard reported the boat poses no danger to
the bay, as there was no oil in the bilges for the stranded
boat to pose a possible environmental hazard. Wood said
the boat doesn't'appear to be in any danger of breaking up
or being destroyed.
WIG Puts In Bid
.Planned For Levy Against City Services
The Port St. Joe City
Commission heard Clarence
Monette, -representing the
Washington Improvement Group
(WIG), report on the group's
progress over the past several
months, aid listened to his pitch
for WIG to be "remembered" if the
board establishes franchise fees
on utilities and services as dis-
cussed In the board's previous
meeting In March.
Monette briefed the board on
progress that WIG had made
since the hiring of its executive
director, Mark McGruder in
September, 1995, placing special
emphasis ipon plans to develop
Experts Say Bay Is Not Polluted
Sea Grass Die-Off Not Unique; Proving To Be Mysterious Worldwide Problem
Gulf County's newest organi-
zation now has a name but still
no chairman after its second
meeting last Thursday morning.
The St. Joe Bay Committee is still
defining how they will go about
arriving at a method of using SL
Joseph Bay to the benefit of the
most people without damaging
the complex ecology which is
thriving In its waters.
While still discussing Items to
receive attention from the local
committee, the group discovered
something else entirely foreign to
the4r--subject- at -.hand -Thursday.
The 40 or so people present at
the meeting, which was initiated
by the Florida Department of En-
vironmental Protection IDEPI,
learned from experts in their field
that the bay is healthy and vi-
brant and doing very well, thank
"It's so healthy," Dr. Ken
Heck told the committee, "That
our Dauphine Island Sea Lab stu-
dents from the' University of
South Alabama are being trans-
ported here to study how a pris-
tine bay that is not polluted
should look. This bay is unique.
It is used for our example of what
we should expect a healthy bay to
Dr. Heck said his classes are
studying different parts of the
:bay-both vegetative and animal
life--to learn what makes both do
well in a good environmentL
SEA GRASS CONCERN
For some time, local interests
have been concerned over the die-
off of sea grasses in the bay.
What makes them disappear?
Back in 1989 local observers
began to note their disappearance
and notified the Gulf County
Commission of their concerns.
The commission chairman-Billy
Traylor, at the time-called on
Dr. Paul Carlson of the DEP, to
S come up with a cause for the die-
off and recommend a solution to
what was observed as being a
Dr.. Carlson was present at
Thursday's meeting and told
those present, "I'm still not sure,
even after five years of study. The
grasses began to come back in
1992 and we had a good, healthy
stand until the hurricane of 1995
came along and destroyed much
of the growth again."
Dr. Carlson said his strongest
suspicions for the grass die-off lie
in three directions: a gradual in-
crease in water levels over the
past 50 years, a' fungus, or a
prevalence of sea urchins eating
the grasses. "Whatever it is," Dr.
SCarlson said, "We have the same
problem being reported from all
over the world. It isn't, unique
with St. Joseph Bay."
Dr. Carlson said his agency
has experimented with four differ-
ent strains of seedlings in re-
planting the grass beds, with lim-
ited results from some strains
and no lasting stands from other
strains. "A strain especially grown
to resist a fungus which is attack-
ing the grass seems to be giving
us our best results," he said.
SEA LIFE PROTECTION
Dr. Heck said the grasses
and their preservation are very
important to this or any other bay
If an abundance of sea life is de-
sirable. He went on to explain
how his students had experi-
mented with both mud bottoms
and grassy bottoms. moved all the water, and found
'We put down baskets in a
givenn area on a mud bottom, re-,. (See BAY on Page 3)
J .,, .... .
Cause of disappearing sea grasses along the shore of St. Joseph's Bay still remains a mystery according to experts.
For An Estimated
Three Week Period
St. Joe Forest Products
Company announced Wed-
nesday that it will suspend
operations Sunday, April 7,
for inventory adjustments.
At this time, it is anticipat-
ed that the mill will remain
down for a minimum of
three weeks with opera-
tions tentatively scheduled
to resume on Monday,
April 29. Management will
announce a definite start-
up date early in the week
of April 22.
During the shutdown
period, approximately 470
of the 564 hourly employ-
ees will be idle. There will
be no major maintenance
or repairs performed dur-
ing the down-time. Twenty-
one days of down-time at
the mill equates to approx;
imately 29,000 tons of lost
A decline .in demand for
linerboard plus excessive
throughout the industry
forced the production shut-
Twenty-six years ago, Cathe-
rine (Ramsey) Barfield walked
into room A109 of Port St. Joe
Jr.-Sr. High School and began a
career which has grown over the
years until this week she an-
nounces her intention to seek the
office of Superintendent of
Schools for Gulf County.
After fourteen years of teach-
ing English, sponsoring activities,
serving on numerous school and
district committees, and heading
the English department, Cathe-
rine moved into the position of
Coordinator at Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr.
High School. She spent the next
three years working on curricu-
lum, improving student test
scores, and helping to make the
dream of a "School within a
School" middle school concept
(See BARFIELD on Page 6)
Caroline Norton has an-
nounced her candidacy for the of-
fice of School Board Member, Dis-
trict 3, a position she has held
since March 1995. Mrs. Norton
feels that her many years of suc-
cessful teaching in the Gulf
County School System, and being
the parent of three sons who at-
tended and graduated from Port
St. Joe Schools, qualify her to
know and carry out the duties es-
sential for effective board mem-
Caroline and her husband,
Charles, have been active in
school and civic activities for
more than 30 years that they
have lived in Port St. Joe.
One of the main priorities for
Mrs. Norton is the endeavor to
have state-of-the-art schools in
all of Gulf County. On-hand expe-
rience with our Gulf County
(See NORTON on Page 6)
Veteran Gulf County educa-
tor, David Bidwell, has an-
nounced that he is a Democratic
candidate for Superintendent of
Schools. Bidwell has been in-
volved in education in Gulf
County and the panhandle since
In announcing his candidacy
Bidwell states, "I have prepared
myself by working at all levels of
university--and have earned nec-
essary degrees including a Ph.D.
in educational administration."
Bidwell has over 30 years of edu-
cational experience including
classroom teaching, school dis-
trict administration and area con-
sultant services. At the present
time he serves as Director of In-
structional Services at the district
office in Port St. Joe.
Bidwell emphasizes he is in-
(See BIDWELL on Page 6)
the Washington Recreation Center
into a community center. He said
Florida.A& M University School of
Engineering and School of
Architecture have been working
with them on design and work
plans for the project. "It looks like
that by the middle of April we
should have a scaled model of the
project," he said.
The board's discussion to
explore the feasibility of establish-
ing franchise fees on utilities and
services (other than power bills
which already have the fees
Stacked on), also had drawn the
attention ,of the WIG representa-
tives. Mayor Frank pate had sug-
gested the board consider the fees
and earmark revenues to be used
solely for recreation expenses in
the city. Monette asked the board
to include WIG in the planning
process of what would be done
with those funds.
Pate told the group the fran-
chise fees would not go into effect
until October if they were adopt-
ed, and asked them to keep the
board informed of their progress.
Summer Sewer Rates
City Clerk Pauline Pendarvis
told the board It was time to
establish summer sewer rates .to
give city residents who use city
water to irrigate their lawns, a
break from the sewer portion of
their water bills.
Normally sewer rates are
computed as 80% of a customer's
water usage rate. For example, a
-bill of $35.60- includes $1' 4for
garbage and trash pickup, $12 for
water and $9.60 is the sewer
charge which is. 80% percent of
the water charge.
Under the summer sewer rate
program a customer's water rates
are averaged and a constant
sewer charge is derived from those
months. The customers who sign
up for the rates are then charged
$1.80 per thousand gallons for all
water used over their average
usage, with no sewer charge
added on the additional water.
The city will notify customers
(See PUTS IN on Page 3)
Jerry Kelley, principal of
Wewahitchka Elementary School
for the past fourteen years, is
announcing his candidacy for
Superintendent of Schools serving
the citizens of Gulf County. Kelley
has been an educator in the Gulf
County school system since 1967,
in both teaching and administra-
tive capacities. His experience
spans elementary, secondary, and
adult school levels.
Kelley states, "I feel that my
diverse experience in education,
pre-kindergarten through adult,
will provide me with the necessary
insight and understanding to
effectively meet the needs of stu-
dents, parents, and teachers at all
grade levels. I have also had the
privilege of being involved with
the Gulf County school system
from the parent's perspective, as
my son. Casey, received all of his
(See KELLEY on Page 6)
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;Hunker Down with Kes
by Kesley Colbert
MAHMOUD ABDUL-RAUF LEARNED how to compromise
the other day, in the most effective lessen he could ever expe-
rience one easy to understand and reason out. You see,
Mahmoud was the Denver Nuggets basketball player who re-
fused to stand with the rest of the team for the playing of the
"Star Spangled Banner" prior to the game. Mahmoud just kept
his seat, refusing to stand and honor the "decadent" United,
States. It was his manner of protest.
Mahmoud-was protesting this nation's treatment of "those
who are suffering". At times he turned his back to the flag,
rather than face it during the playing of the National Anthem.
THE NBA' SUSPENDED Mahmoud for his actions-or lack
of-without pay. If he couldn't do what was spelled out as de-
corum for the team, then he couldn't get paid, the league
ruled. This action cost Abdul-Rauf a cool $32,000 per game
and sorely tested his "convictions" that the United States was
ignoring the plight of "those who are suffering". Actually the
penalty caused him to recant, surrender and, decide that he'
could, once again, stand with his team-mates during the play-
ing of the National Anthem before games.
I'll simply say an Islamic prayer under my breath," he
said. "That should be a good compromise."
'MAHMOUD COULD NOT be very sincere in his beliefs if he
could allow a little thing like the loss of $32,000 for a couple
of hours work stand between him and a genuine principle.
Where is the starch of his convictions, anyhow? Convictions
call po us for non-compromising support. Next thing you
know, the Islamic world will be shunning. him.like the NBA
did ever so fleetingly.
The whole episode restored our faith in professional bas-
ketball, making a fan; out of us. Only professional wrestling
had more, credibility with us prior to the Mahmoud Abdul-
If the sport sticks to its guns and makes prima-dponas Mi-
chael Jordan honor his contract and Magic Johnson consider
the possible danger to others as he gets his jollies, we will be
a dyed-in-the-wool fan! ..
In the meantime, we think if Abdul-Rauffinds it so hard to
honor the nation which has made him rich by playing a game
he enjoys, he should go wherever he needs to go in order'to be
able to slap his benefactors in the face and make them like it.
We know they wouldn't stand for that kind of action in any Is-
lamic nation we know of. They would merely cut off his head!;
A Sure Fight "
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THE CLOSING DOWN of 'the enjoyment Gulf County peo-
ple get from driving on their beach probably won't be curtailed
without a king-sized objection from the residents of the
county who currently enjoy this privilege. We feel we can safe-
ly predict that one will hear a bigger shout of outrage than
was heard over the threat to close the bay to scalloping.
That was no pint-sized bellow of outrage, if you remember.
S People, around. here, who have. traditionally driven along
!the beach to their'iavorite fishing hole, are protective ofi those.
rights, almost to a fault. Closing of any portion of the beach to,
vehicle traffic will be interpreted as a threat to close all of it at
some time in.the future.
SIF THE REASON given by the DER were bona-fide and
causing a real problem, people would understand. After all,
not many people fish in most of the area in which the closure
is threatened, except for the tip of the cape and the Stump
Hole, themselves. Those two spots are some of the best surf
fishing around and, people heading their 4-wheel-drive vehi-
cles for the beach in these two vicinities, usually stop right
there. They don't venture toward the tip of the' Peninsula
;much.They will be mighty protective of their right to still gain
access to these two spots, giving the DEP all they want in op-
position to their closure plans.
GUNG-HO SURF FISHERMEN live in .this county, and a
few visit from outside its epvirons, just for the opportunity to
fish the Cape and Stump Hole. The DEP has thrown down the
gauntlet, so far as they are concerned. They will fight! This
matter isn't likely to be. over with the public. hearing being
conducted by DEP a week from Friday..
We would advise the DEP. hearing officers to reserve a seat
in the courtroom now and bring their supper land possibly
breakfast, tool in a paper sack. We predict you will be here for
I don't know "why I'm even
bothering you with this one' 1o-
Sday-stuff like this only happens
in crazy families like ours .*
The boys call it the ole "varie-
ty is the spice of life syndrome."
Cathy, in her' epic and never end-
ing quest to serve her family, will
almost weekly sit us down and
cheerfully 'announce, "I'm going
grocery shopping. what would
you guys like 'for supper the next
couple of nights?"
Followed by more silence.
Shoot. I'm the oldest. I figure
I ought to say, something, -UhT-
uh--I dunno." : '. ".
"Come on now, I know yaill
must be tired of the same old
meals every night. I know I'm
tired of cooking them Isn't there
anything you' Ican think of that
sounds good to you?"
The silence grew louder.
"."Mom, you do':a great job,"
that-a-boy son,; I: knew one of us
would think of something, "just
.get the usual stuff."
i; "But that's Athe. point, I'm
tired: of the" 'usual stuff. and I
know ya'Wll .must be. Surely,
there's something you'd like to
have-come on now, thlnkl"
SUh-uh--t I. hated these
hard questions, "how about ham-
burgers and french fries."
.1 grew up in a fairly 'that' ate
brown beans and corn bread
about four nights' a week. The
rest df the time we had green
beans, turnips, steamed cabbage
S. and corn bread. Chicken
on Sunday was our variety. The
.four basic food. groups were little
color coded cards'they showed us
in health class .....
My culinary: and gastronomi-
cal background 'didn't exactly sit
me in the catbird seat when it._
came to picking out the menu.
"Cathy, you do a great job. One
that me .:and the boys can't do!
. ja vu .
We Just love and appreciate you
for doing it. Anything you want to
fix is fine with us. We're not going
to say a word; If you want to try
something new; have at it! We'll
eat whatever you come home
with. You know me and the boys,
we're not hard to please-- just
don't spend too much money."
"Are ya'll sure you don't want
"You'll do good. moml"
She' headed to' the 'store and,
with a sigh of relief.'we cut a trail
for the baseball field.
I think ypu might be able to
see where-we're headed here.
Two nights later I come in
and the house smells like a'
month old, sun dried steerhide
that had been drenched in cheap
French perfume and dragged
through Archie Moore's. hog pen
the day after a big rain. "Cathy,
what is that odor'?
'SUPPERI It smells like it's
been left over from the second Pu-
"Honey. I'm trying something
new. I thought you and the boys'
would appreciate the change.-If
you'll just give it a chance I think
you might like'.. '. .
'"Something new" was a
,bunch of white shells rolled over
a tad of meat with some kind of
red sauce poured on top. a mush-
room and spinach salad with rai-
sins, and a macaroni and: squash
:casserole au gratin. Listen, I don't
eat nothingau' gratinl
"Cathy, have you lost your
mind! What is this stufff"
"You said to try something
"Well, different is O.K.-but it
should be American!" .
:": American, like in-?" I could
'tell by her puzzled expression she
was having a, little trouble with
our conversation. I rushed to, the
;Like in hamburgers, green
beans, spaghetti, french frieS; piz-
za, tacos ; .. .
My wife can get the most ex-
(SeeKESLEY on Page 3)
Our Readers Write
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Defends Work ,
Ethic In Athletics
Dear Editor: :
Ordinarily, one would prefer
to ignore most. casual supercil-
ious diatribe such as the recent
and untimely allusions offered
about our high school's 'basket-
ball program, and 'reported by
The Star, in an article concerning
the ,latest .school board, meeting;
But, these allegations were o .u
founded and so unwarranted and~
so irresponsible that they de-
manded a response. The late Dr.,
Marti Luther King once said
"The greatest sin of our time is
not the few who have destroyed,'
but the vast majority whove sat
idly by." With our program under
attack, to sit idly by would be un-=
conscionable and, I think, unpar4-
And excuse me, but do these
criticisms not come from the.
same quarter that prophesied'
that automobiles would immedi-I
ately begin- piling up on top of
each other at the foot of the High-j
land View bridge on the date o
itS opening? Please
Exactly whose views are be-1
ing represented in this, I can't im-
agine. Nor do I know what others'
may think nor what their motives
might be, but, as for myself, It
would rather place my faith in the'
opinions coming from devoted la-
dies such as Mrs. Deborah Cros-I
by and Mrs. Lols Byrd who spent'
countless hours selling tickets to;
support the program, to the le-
gions of mothers who manned the
concession stand night after.
night, and to all of the other un-
sung heroes who did so much to.
undergird and compliment the
program. My 'own role, was, if
anything, on the fringe and. by
comparison, very modest, but 1
feel honored to have been asso-
elated in any small way with this
;past, basketball season. If these
folks who were so instrumental in
'helping to build this program
have problems with it, then it
would bear looking into. If need
be, let them come forward
Should there be an apology
for an anachronistic (a recent ar-
ticle in the News Herald de-
scribed it as "the offense of the
nineties") coaching method that
requires hard work, dedication.
and discipline? I believe that this
was once referred to' as the
"American Work Ethic." I don't
think sol If, however, 'this should
be the case, then move over
Sharks and get in line behind the
(See WORK on Page 3)
ItsNo Time o Stand Up And B Counted
The controversy rages and hard, clear sand between water's wants to '1' the'feasonable Alter-
soon we'll all be in the heat of edge and the dunes and vegeta- native .:.. but of course, this may
battle :. it's the native Gulf tion does absolutely no harm. put an ordinary working man, a
County resident vs. a small but The- Sheriff is: authorized and, paper mill employee in front of
very vocal band of newcomers obliged to .close areas of ,he your weekend place.. .tsk tsk. '
who saw and chose Gulf County beach to driving when a storm The formation of a Cape San
as it is, and no sooner than they has made it unfit for driving. Our Blas Taxpayers Association was
arrived, began to want to change' beach drivers are careful about one thing ... to direct it in such
it. It won't workliWe don't want a vegetation and dunes, and receive a forceful way to subvert the will
Panama City or St. George Island adequate Instruction when they of the people 6f Gulf County arid
here. We are not trying to cor- purchase their permit. Those to attack our county commission-
pete with'Seaside. If, now :that without them are arrested and ers because they carry out the
you've arrived, you are not happy given hefty 'fines. Reckless'. 'or will.of those.people is something
with what you. thought you want-, damaging driving practice' almost else. .
ed, then do us all a favor, includ- never takes place, but the Sheriff .. idnc of the
ing yourself, and look for itelse- handles' t well with his regular assciai ize thoutesdency ofcess
where. We still like it the way you patrol when it does, (Mr. Rodi Dodswrth has prove
first saw it. -. Sorry,'- but the .roughly ten claimed himself President and ex-
Beach driving is: the motor miles of beach in: front of your plains that he did so because not
that's pushing the present fierce house .isn't yours It's public enough people voted in the recent
controversy. The elitists among property, and' the public' has- a election for officers .) I did not
us who want an exclusive beach right to access it in a reasonable get a ballot Neither did either of
resort but are unwilling to pay way. Since it can be -reached my two neighbors, and we are all
the price for it at St. George Plan- without trespass only in tiwo Class. 1 (Voting) Dues Paying
station with its security gates arid points outside the State Park, Members. And now Mr. Dod-
guards have wound up In the driving to the point on the.beach worth is telling his out-of-townr
wrong place. Driving on the' where, a surf fisherman, -sun
beach when there is adequate bather, swimmer or wind stirfer (See COUNTED on Page 3)
Spring Has Officially Made ItsEntrance; The Calendar Says So
-SPRING HAS arrived in Port
St. Joe after the most sustained
winter weather in several years.
I don't remember it being so -
cold for so long. With the ther- s:
mometer hovering below or"
around the freezing mark every
night since Thanksgiving, we
have all had a taste of what it is
that drives all those yankees
south every winter.
S Yesterday marked the first
day of spring, however, so we' can
expect a continued improvement
iih the weather from now on.
There will be. at least one cool
snap to come along about Easter
time, though; there always is.
It always surprises, all of us
to be forced to don warm clothing
on Easter morning, but it almost
always works out that way.
Spring usually comes on the
21st, but this year being Leap
Year; things are all topsy-turvy.
Even my battery-operated watch
was shaken up by the odd calen-.
dar this year. When Thursday,
February 29 rolled around, the
calendar in my, watch proclaimed
.the day to be, "Thursday, March
THE EXTRA DAY in the year
this time around'the calendar,
Shas caused the first day of spring
to fall right, smack on the date of
I'm 39 and the year of 1996 is
two months and 20 days old, all
at the same time.
Spring has been anxiously
awaited since last October, hasn't
it? Isn't it somehow fitting that
the good news of its finally arriv-
ing should fall on my natal day?
Good news comes in bunches,
doesn't it! -
Just like bad news.
Just you hang loose; things
are gorig to start looking better,
weather-wise-from this day for-:
ward. : i
WE'RE ALL GOING to find
out just how many of our trees,
shrubs and flowers were killed by
hurricane Opal, now. If they come
out with a new set of leaves, blos-
soms and/or fruit in the.next few
days you can know they are sur-
vivors. If, in the other hand, you
still have a bush with a set of
naked limbs, you had just as well
cut it down or dig it up.
The other day, I let.' Smudgie"
out of the house into :the back
yard [to chase butterflies] and af-
ter a while she came back inside,
carrying: a newly-born, dead
squirrel,. The squirrel wasn't even
covered with fur, yet.: Somehow or
-other, it had. fallen out of its nest
and "Smudgie" snapped it up.
She deposited it right smack
in the middle of the den floor, as
if the most important matter of
the day was gaining-possession of
a dead baby squirrel.
Frenchie wouldn't pick it up.
That dead squirrel would
probably still be lying there if I
had not managed to pick it, up-
and deposit it in the garbage can.
Maybe I shouldn't reveal this.
I'm not sure which garbage sack
was the proper one to deposit
dead baby squirrels in. Should it
be in the "table scrap" sack? We
don't eat dead baby squirrels at
our house on most days.
The squirrel definitely wasn't
of. recyclable .,material, ,so I
couldn't,. in all good conscious,
place it in.the recycle bag. I
couldn't flush it down the com-
mode because .it might stop it up.
I thoughtabout giving it a decent
burial out back. of the laundry
room, but that's a potential flower
THE DEAD SQUIRREL and
the budding leaves are a sign' that
spring is definitely here. Squirrels
being born, and some dying, are a
sign of spring. :
Another sign of spring is the
large 'number of deer I observed
beside Highway 98 between here
and Panama City Thursday eve-
ning,. about 8:30, munching on
-thef ew clover which is making
its appearance on the shoulder of
I counted nearly 20 deer,
heads down, feeding contentedly,
and paying no attention to pass- .
Ing cars They were enjoying the
bonanza' which the beginning of
the season brings to them. '
It was only the previous Sun-'.
day that we studied how God:
feeds the sparrows [and deer] in
Sunday School, as an example of.
how He will take care of us. "
Those deer looked as if they
SPRING, AND' ITS advent,
means different things to different
people, but almost universally the
season is welcome, to everyone, if
for no other reason but that
warm days are in the foreseeable
In the immediate present.
however, spring means chilly
days at the beach in a skimpy
bathing suit, for spring breakers,..;
or a "welcome" season with the'
IRS for those of you who make'
Enjoy itl It comes only once a
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. MARCH 21. 1996
Sheriffs Department Kept Busy Sprint Cellular
The second incident hap- charged with grand theft on on March 21 and charged with,
iened sometime after closing March 12. Patterson reportedly aggravated child abuse. The al-
March 5, wnen money irom me
night deposit, seven bottles o liq-
uor and one 12-pack of beer were
taken, valued: at approximately
$550. Both suspects were arrest-
ed and charged following an in-
vestigation by Gulf County Sher-
Patricia Cloud, 33, of St Joe
Beach, was charged with grand
theftby the Gulf County Sheriffs
Office following an investigation
into alleged shortchanging of the
ba.k. deposits of a Wewahitchka
business over the past several
months. Approximately $300 is
alleged to have been taken during
'that time frame according to a
spokesperson from the Sheriffs
The Gulf County Sheriffs De-
partment reported that Thomas
Patterson, 31, was arrested and
Letter To The Editor:
In last week's Star, you re-
ported that the Florida DEP
wants to close the remainder of
the peninsula to beach driving.
The reasons they gave are.totally
I have driven the peninsula
for 32 years and for the last five
years my wife and I with, at time,
the help of others, have protected
the turtle nests from coyotes,
storms, and humans. We began
our first year with less than 20
nests and an 18% hatch rate to a
record 141 nests and a 53%
hatch rate last year. (The year of-'
3 hurricanes) During those 5'
years we've had only two inci-_
dents with vehicles: one ran over .
a nest and knocked over the stak-.
er (the nest hatched), and a prob-
lem last year when an illegal driv-
er from Georgia was "spotlighting"
nesting females. Our major prob-
lems are the hordes of tourists
who walk the beach at night with
flashlights.disturbing the females
and the countless house and con-
do lights that disorient the hatch-
lings. For the DEP to put any of
the blame of sea turtle nesting on
the beach driver is totally mis-
leading to the public and bidsed.
As for dune rebuilding-99%
of beach drivers' drive near the
water where 'sdind Is' harder; if'
one'wanted to-drive- on ,a dune,-
chances are-there -is a house sit-
ting on it, The major impact I've.
seen on dune destruction over
the years (besides storms) are the
countless children, and adults.
who slide, dig, tunnel, and crawl
over them: and the four-wheelers
who delight in climbing a dune or
jumping a small one.
As for beach access-last
week I drove-on the beach-from
the legal access 'at -Gulf Pines all
the way to the park.
So lay-off'DEP. If you close
S(From Page 2)
asperated look on her face for. no
reason at all-she poured the tea
and .said quietly, "Let's just .sit.
'down and eat. It may not be -that
"Well, I'll try it," I needed to
set a good example for the boys,
"But I ain't going to like it."
The 'squash was actually
pretty good-after I scraped the
au gratin off the top and picked
out the macaroni. And the meat
centered sea shells tasted a lot
like lasagna which, as you.,all
know, ain't half bad and a little
douse of Thousand Island fixed
that salad right up-but I ate in
silence rather than commend:
"foreign food" and I naturally
couldn't back away from my "ain't
going to like it" stance.
Cathy turned to the boys,
"What do you think?"
"It's Oi:K., Mom."
For you out there that are
childless, "It's O. K., Mom" is not
a ringing endorsement.
We repeated the scene the fol-
lowing night with the crepe su-
zette Parmesan and the aspara-
gus creme de wheat.
Undaunted and absolutely
unflappable Cathy starts out for
the market the following Satur-
day. "What would you guys like
"Shoot Hon, 'anything you
want to fix is alright with us."
"Wouldn't ya'll like something .
different, I'm tired of the same old
"Cathy, you know us, we're
not going to complain-you get
whatever you want, we'll like it!
We'd never say a word about your
cooking We just appreciate the
meals and all you do.......
Kes and the Boys
entered a nome in La om n e & l-er
Area, which he was doing some
handiwork at, and asked to use
the-telephone to make a call. He
is charged with taking a diamond
ring, valued at approximately
$1,400, while in the dwelling un-
.der the pretense of using the
On March 4 Russell Lucier,
34, was arrested and charged
with burglary' of a residence. by
the Gulf County Sheriffs Depart-
ment. One television, one VCR
and one remote control were re-
covered at the time of the arrest
by Sheriffs Officers and were re-
ported taken from the St. Joe
Beach home. The burglary oc-
curred on February 29.
Gary Scott Adkinson. of We-
wahitchka, was arrested by the
Gulf County Sheriffs Department
the Cape and peninsula beaches
you deny the native Gulf Coun-
tians access to the best beaches
in the county and give 'them to a
(from Page 2)
-Bulls, The Braves, The Cowboys '
and all of the other championship
:caliber teams of recent history
.,which have been willing to give,
the extra degree of sacrifice, de-
termination, and plain old sweat
that it takes to win titles.
'Are there principles more im-
Sportant than winning? Certainly;
Vince Lonbardi said, "Winning
isn't everything, but losing's noth-
ing." Before the character of our
team is impugned by anyone,
however, show us your facts.
Where is there a single docu-
mented fact that play and prac-
tice, as reported, is "too much to
ask of our children"? I happen to
teach several of our players. Does
anyone care to hear a fact? With-
out exception, every single one
that I teach demonstrated a
marked improvement in his
grades .over the last six weeks.
Young athletes are often observed
to be- more focused during tiffr
seasons because they are less
tempted to get into the "Devil's
workshop (idle hands)." Those
who do not deny being once
young can recall the basic truth
of this statement. .'
And, another thing, where is
this reported whining coming
from? I, for one, would be very;
much surprised to hear that It
has emanated from those same
lads who ventured to State last
year and suffered a heartbreaking
defeat. We who shared their tears
and unnecessary recriminations
understand how badly they hurt
and how determined they were to
redeem themselves. Did they
pressure themselves to regain the'
title? I think that they did and I
am proud of them for lt These
young' representatives of our
school and community have
learned valuable lessons that'will
hold them in good stead through-
out their lives, regardless 'of
whether they ever step onto an-
other hardwood floor.
Finally, I would suggest one
last note to the critics; read the
. rest of last week's newspaper,
'' about records and post season
awards, about state recognition
and about young men going on to
do even bigger and better things.
Read about scholarships and ad-
vantages which are going to come
to many of these talented, and-
* hard-working youngsters because
they practiced hard and played
their hearts out. Are you willing
to tell them that they should low-
er their expectations, that medi-
ocrity is sufficient and goals are
unimportant? Will you explain to
their parents that .these valuable'
scholarships have come at too
heavy a -price? And, lastly, are
you willing to bear the responsi-
bility for driving those away from
here who have .helped to build
egea vicLtli waJ a
The child's ba
came alerted after :
al bruises about t]
body and notified t
flee who arrested
lowing their Investil
The Gulf Count
juvenile (charged w
of burglary) and 18
sell Miles, Jr. (cha
count of burglary)
with two separate
Marie's Corer Bar
The first burg
on December 24, 1!
case of whiskey, cig
chest and cash we
the premises some
ing for the evening.
few select property
the tourists. '
/s/ Herman Jo
aby sitter be-
he sheriffs of- As the number of new wire-
Adkinson fol- less communication companies
nation. grows, an established cellular
provider recently threw its num-
ty Sheriffs De- ber into the ring-3600 Communt-
a white male cations Company. That's the new
ith two counts name Chicago based Sprint Cel-
3-year-old Rus- lular has adopted in connection
rged with one with its spinoff from Sprint.
in connection A solid, apple green circle
burglaries of surrounding the number "360"
ust south o will become the company's new
logo. 360 captures the compa-
flary occurred any's innovative spirit and signals ,
995, when one to customers that the company's
garettes, an ice wireless services surround and
re taken from support them wherever they are,
time after clos- anytime they want. The .name
The take was communicates well cross-
ately $480. culturally and suggests a 360-
degree commitment to customer
"Our new look delivers in-
stant recall-from the name, to
,design, to color." said Dennis Fos-
:ter, president and chief executive
I I officer. "It's bold. It's powerful It's
n .'unique and easily recognizable.
y owners and vIt's portable to new products and
services and it's unlike other cor-
I porate identities in our industry
.nes, : which are either acronyms or
"Our new name Implies that.
-our people out vou in the center
such a program?
If so; then I will have the sat-
isfaction'of knowing that not eve-
ryone chose to ignore your efforts.
It has been said that "Justice too,
Jong delayed is justice denied.",
What has been alleged is unjust
and without basis therefore. I"
hope that others will agree that,'
these assumptions must not go
unchallenged. There should not
;be a "lone voice crying in the
Wildernesss" Our entire communi-
ty should come forward in sup--
port of the outstanding basketball
program and, the leadership that
has been so instrumental in rees-
tablishing Port St. Joe's winning
tradition. As for those unin-
formed souls that would destroy
the program, I can only add, try
to find something that you can do
really well, and devote your ener-
gy to that: find something positive
to do with your time
/s/ iRodney Herring
(from Page 2)
group who is still on his mailing
list that 'You can vote in Gulf
County :. Period. You don't
have to be a Citizen of Florida,...
makes no difference if you have
improved property" here or a
homestead, p etc." Careful. Mr..
Dodsworth. :You're going to get-
some of these -folks who believe
you in Jail when they're found vio-
Slating our election laws. You DO,
have to be a citizen of Florida,
and you'd better not get caught
voting in Gulf County; and in say
Atlanta or wherever your PRI-
MARY place of. residence': is..
"Home is where the heart is" may
be poetic, but there are a number
of Poets at the Federal Correction
Institute In Tallahassee, includ-
ing F. Lee Bailey who has written
several sonnets. ,
The answer? Be at that meet-
ing put on by DEP at 7:00 p.m.
on March 29 in the,County Com-
mission Meeting Room and tell
the bureaucrats to go back to Tal- ,
lahassee .. this Is a Gulf County
And this isn't about Rod Dod-:,
Ssworth, who Just got here and
has already drawn up plans as to
how he's going to change our lit-'
tle piece of heaven on earth. It's
about protecting your way of life .
your home and the won-
derful way you relate to one an-
other and 'do things :in Gulf
County. I'm sorry to say we've let
too many Rod Dodsworths into
Tallahassee, and now look at it. I
was born and raised there, but it
isn't the same. I can't wait to fin-
ish up my business. there 'and
move down here amongst you .
full time, not weekends and holl-
days like I do nowl
S TIMOTHY J. MCFARLAD
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Accidents Insurance Claims
Divorce Custody Adoption
DUI Criminal Defense
New Office Location:
326 REID AVENUE PORT ST. JOE :
;ofit all;,no matter where you go."
Foster said. "Everything we do re-
-volves around -relationships with
people: customers, associatess,
.shareowners 'and' the communi-
;ties we serve. We call this The
Human Network' and it's what
will distinguish us from our com-
Last July 26, Sprint an-.
In Cancer Fight
'There will be a meeting Fri-
day, March 22 at 12 noon at Ju-
lie's On Reld restaurant on Reid
Avenue in Port St. Joe for the
.purpose of continuing planning
-for the "Relay For Life" event on
'Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. at the Port St. Joe High
To receive information on
ways that you may help. call 227-
7433 or 229-6317. If no answer,
please leave message. -Many
thanks to. those who'have already
balled to help in this effort: _
Citizens Federal Savings Bank
of Our New
-Mexico Be ach Branch.
Located at 1202 H highway 98
on Thursday, March 28, 1996 and Friday, March 29, 1996
SRibbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, March 28th,
at 9:00 a.m. CDT You are invited to attend
this special occasion with us.
FREE Balloons for the Kids!!
On Friday, we will be serving hot dogs and refreshments
from 10:30 a.m. CDT until 3:00 p.m. CDT.
Door prizes will be given away at 5:00 p.m. CDT
Please join us fOr the Grand Opening of our
Mexico Beach facility.
Turtle Watchers Oppose Beach Driving
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nounced its board of directors
had decided to pursue a tax free
spinoff of all the shares of Sprint
Cellular to Sprint shareowners.
This spinoff enables Sprint to
comply with the Federal Commu-
nications Commission require-
ments regarding market overlaps
between Sprint's cellular opera-
tions and markets to be served by
wireless personal communica-
tions services (PCS) offered
through the Sprint Telecommuni-
360 Communications pro-
vides wireless voice and data ser-
vice to more than 1.3 million cus-
tomers in 86 markets across 14
(from Page 1)
of the reduced rates on April's
billing, but in order to participate
customers must sign up for the
program at City Hall when they
pay their April bill, to receive
summer rates starting in May and
running through October.
In Other Business
Decided' to advertise for.
bids to replace windows in City.
Heard from Roy Robinson,
owner of Ready Arts & Crafts on
the corner of Third St.'and Reid
Ave., who expressed concerns
over how the city's downtown
redevelopment plans might effect
the front of his building. He told
Sthe .board the building was the
oldest one on Reid Avenue, built
around 1910 by T. H. Stone. and
that he wanted it to stay as much
the same as the original as it
could. Mayor Pate told Robinson
they would keep his request in'
mind when planning the proJect
Signed an interlocal agree-
ment with Gulf County to partici-
pate in a state-wide disaster
assistance response program with
other cities and counties across
the state to share assistance in
the event of disasters.
Decided to build an outdoor
exhibit shelter at Frank Pate, Jr.
Park to display biology exhibits
and illustrations of various shell
life and organisms- from St.
Joseph Bay. for the public to view.
at the park.
(from Page )
only four animals-a crab, two
minnows and a juvenile mullet-
in the area tested. We tested the
same amount of area in a grassy
bottom section of the bay in the
same manner and found over 100
sea animals when the water was
Dr. Heck said further experi-
ments show juvenile sea animals
depend orf the grassy areas for
protection from predators more
so than for a food source. He said
sea urchins are present in St. Jo-
seph Bay in unprecedented num-
bers and are responsible for the
destruction of nearly 50% of the
under water vegetation which was
cut off at the bottom, "much like
a lawn mower had passed over
Dr. Heck's observations were
the results of a three-year study.
Neither men-experts in their
field-could give any definite ac-
tions. for improvement of the bay,
but both agreed it was in fine
shape at the present time. "No
pollution," Dr. Carlson said. "Very
Good Water quality," Dr. Heck
TO STUDY FURTHER
The bay committee will con-
tirue to examine and study differ-
ent aspects of the health of this
body of water and will meet every
two months to discuss a specific
agenda. The effects of storm wa-
ter run-off, water quality and cir-
culation will be the main point of
emphasis at the next meeting.
This study is designed to ascer-
tain how much development the
bay will withstand before It be-
comes a problem.
Both Dr. Carlson and Dr.
Heck agreed, and stated, that de-
velopment thus far has done the
,: bay no harm.
Wewa Kinard 639-5176
PLANT FLOWERING CRAB:APPLES for
Wildlife. Check Our Stock for Spring
Planting Apple, Peach, Nectarine,
Plum, Japanese Persimmon, Pear,
Pecan, Pomegranate. Fig, Grape.
Satsuma, Orange, Kumquat, Lemon, Lg.
Camellias, Dogwood (red, pink &
white), Crepe Myrtle, etc..
S. ,100' of DogWoods in'di,4
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PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1996
NSDAR Reviews State Conference
Representing the Saint Jo-'
seph Bay Chapter, NSDAR, at the
Florida State Society DAR 94th
Annual State Conference are, left
to right, Mrs. Archie Gardner, Re-
gent, Mrs. William Howell. Vice
Show and Luncheon
The United Methodist Women
of the First United Methodist
Church of Port St. Joe invite eve-
ryone to a Spring Fashion Show
and Luncheon on Saturday,
March 23 at 11:30 a.m., E.S.T.,
in the church fellowship hall.
Fashions will be presented by
Costin's Department Store of Port
St. Joe and Beachwalk of Mexico
Beach. Tickets will be on sale for
You may purchase a ticket
from any member of the United
Methodist Women, at the church
office, or by calling Frances Bax-
ter at 227-1749, Sara Franklin at
647-8658, Lucy Shaddix at 647-
3249, or. Laura Taylor at 647-
Deidre Alexis and Dalton Heape
Dalton Stebel Edison Heape
would like to announce the Janu-
ary 15th arrival of his beautiful
baby sister, Deidre Alexis. The
children are the pride and joy of
their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Stebel of White City.
Regent, and 'Mrs. James T.
Heathcock, Genealogical Records
The conference was held at
the Orlando Airport Marriot Hotel
March 15th -17th. Also in atten-
dance were Jeremy Robershaw,
Faith Christian School fifth grad-
er who not only won the local
DAR Chapter American History
essay contest, but also the state
essay contest, his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Ronnie E. Robershaw
and numerous other member -of
the family, and Mazie Stone of-
Faith Christian School and Chair-,
man of the American History Es-
say Contest, Saint Joseph Bay
Reports of the convention
were made at the monthly meet-
ing on Wednesday. March 20; at
the St. Joe Garden Center at 12
noonr. Doris Adams presented a
program on "Native Americans".
Hostesses were Mesdames Ann
Garris, Jean Wilson, W. 0. Ca-
they, A. -N. Adkison. Richard Port-
er, Barbara Watts'and Doyle Gay-
Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club Meets
: The Sea Oats and Dunes Gar-
den Club held its regular monthly
'meeting on March 12 at the Fel-
lowship Hall of the First United
Methodist Church in Mexico
Beach, with President Sally, Ma-
lone presiding. The pledge was re-
cited, followed by the devotion led
by Virginia Petros, Chaplain.
The club celebrated its seven-
teenth anniversary in February
with 13 of the original charter
members attending. Ruth Nance
organized the club, and Louise
SKessel was elected its first presi-
The program was a very inter-
esting video on "Wildflowers" nar-
rated by Helen Hayes and Lady
Byrd Johnson. Instead of plant-
ing grass in our yards. It was
pointed out that planting wild
flowers would eliminate mowing
and watering the grass; there
would be no need for fertilizers.
pesticides and insecticides. In
other words, one would virtually
have a worry-free .yard, plus a
The treasurer's report stated
the recent chill, scholarship sale
was a -huge success. It was voted
to send this scholarship money to
the State Scholarship Fund to
help a college student who will be
studying horticulture at the Uni-
versity of Florida.
B. J. Knight with the Coast
Guard at Panama City has, re-
quested that she be permitted to
speak on "Water Safety". Since
the boating and water season will
soon be here, it was decided that
she be asked to speak at the April
9 meeting at the St. Joe Beach
Fire Hall. All Interested persons
are cordially invited to attend.
The garden club will sponsor
a trip to Tallahassee to honor
Legislature Day on Tuesday,
March 26. Contact Mrs. Malone
The Highway Litter Clean-Up
campaign held February 27" was
most successful. In conjunction
with this committee, the club is
planning to sponsor a poster con-
test, featuring clean beaches In
Gulf County, for children in the
fourth, fifth and sixth grades in
.Highland View. Elementary, St.
Joe Elementary and Faith Chris-
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tian schools. Substantial awards
will be made.
The president announced
that she was planning to attend
the 70th FFGC State Convention
to be held April 16 through 18 at
the Radisson Riverwalk Hotel in
Jacksonville. The theme for the
convention will be "A Gardening
Celebration". Stimulating work-
shops and educational exhibits
will be available. Those desiring
to attend should contact Mrs. Ma-
Slone before April 1, deadline for
Maybe you sent a card, or
made a phone call, sent flowers.
made .a financial donation,
stopped by to avail yourself-
perhaps you brought in food or
whispered a prayer.
No matter what the deed or
act of kindness, thank you so
much. It was a blessing to know
we were thought of during our
time of bereavement, and the loss'
of our loved one. Ella L. Duncan.
God bless you.
The Mincy and Oney Families
Wewa Outreach ,
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens Association will be conduct-
ing Outreach on March 21st at
the Wewahitchka Senior Citizens
Center beginning at 12:00 (CT)
during the commodity distribu-
Lesley Wilder of Jacksonville,
bride-elect of Marck Weisgerber,
was the honoree at a bridal
luncheon on Saturday, March 16.
The luncheon was held at the
Ponte Vedgra Country Club near
In addition to friends and
other family members, the bride's
mother, Mrs. B. Walter Wilder of
Port St. Joe; the groom's mother,
Judy Weisgerber of Orlando; and
his sister, Amy Weisgerber also of
Orlando were in attendance.
When they arrived, the hon-
oree and the mothers of the
couple were presented with pink
The white covered luncheon
tables-were centered with spring
Approximately 20 friends and
family members attended the
Katelyn Ashley Brake
Austin Brake is proud to an-
nounce the birth of his sister,
Katelyn Ashley Brake, on Febru-
ary 22 at Bay Medical Center in
She entered the scene weigh-
ing 5 lbs. 9 3/4 ozs. and was 18
Katelyn's proud parents are
Charlie and Lachelle Brake and'
grandparents are Jerry and Betty
Parsons and Donald and Mary
Alma Lee Jones
Friends and relatives of Alma
Lee Jones are cordially invited to
join in the celebration of her 90th
- birthday on Sunday, March 24 at
a party hosted by her family be-
tween the hours of two and four
The celebration will be held
at the Wewahltchka Community
Center in Wewahitchka. No gifts
Free Gardening Workshops
Dr. Tim Crocker. extension specialist with IFAS of the Uni-
versity of Florida Agriculture Department, is shown as he
gives a.short course here last Tuesday evening in the Garden
Center on Eighth Street. Dr. Crocker's subject was the graft-
ing of plants and trees. About three dozen interested persons
were present for the demonstration.
The workshop was arranged for by the Port St. Joe Garden
Club and is the first of several which will be presented during
the year. The workshops are open to the public at no charge.
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.Nursing Home Life is Hectic!
"Lapsit" Activities Held At K.LD.S.
K.I.D.S. Instructional Day
Service had one of its "Lapsit" ac-
tivities on Thursday, March 7. A
lapsit is a special time when chil-
dren and their parents come to-
gether at school for a' special ,sto-
ry, activity and snack.
The theme of this lapsit was
'Teddy Bears." The children sat in
their parents' lap and heard a
story about The Bear Company's
Coming. They then made bear
puppets and snacked on teddy
grahams, gummy bears, chips,
dip, and juice.
SIt's a great way to encourage
a love for reading as. well as 'a
special time for children and par-
enits They had approximately 20
K.I.D.S. thanks you for com-
ing out and supporting your chil-
dren on this effort.
Senior Citizens' Concession Opens
The Gulf County Senior: Citl- have lunch.
zens Association, in an effort to Additionally, ceiling tiles will
raise funds for the Stiles Brown be sold at the Tyndall Credit Un-
Senior Oitizen and Community ion for $10.00 each. This will pay
Center, has plans for, increasing for one 2' x 4' tile and its installa-
their fundraisingefforts. L' ion. A list of donors will be main-
Since March 4th. the Senior stained at the entrance to the new,
Citizens have been selling h6t center.
dogs with chill, sauerkraut, or
plain along with soft drinks,
chips, and snacks at the Frank
Pate Park in Port St. Joe. The
public is ,invited to stop ini and
SIt could be' anything from
Sports to romance to party time-
;Bay St. Joseph Care Ceriter is in
the middle of it all lately! The em-
Sployees and residents are endeav-
Soring to prove that a nursing
i home can still be full of life, and
ready and willing to "live life to its
Since January 1st, the resi-
dents and staff celebrated togeth-
er with a New Year's Eve party, a
Super Bowl Sunday party, three
Valentine parties, as well as a big
Mardi Gras.bash, complete with
Asking cakes, costumes, and door
prizes. Even the bedridden did
not escape the festivities
More recently they displayed
"their Shark pride by quickly
erecting a giant poster in front of
the home to greet Port St. Joe
Srs. Host Art Show
The Calhoun County Senior
Citizens Association. Inc. will be
sponsoring an Art; Show on Sat-
urday and Sunday, April 20th
and 21st. The art show will be
open to the public. Admission will,
be $1.00 per person and hors
d'oeuvres will be served.
The Calhoun County Senior
Citizens Association Inc. is re-
quired to raise $18.000 per year
to match grant funds which pro-
vide services to the elderly in Cal-
SArtists entering exhibits into.
the show will be donating 20%
from any sale to the association.
For more information or to
enter art into the show, please
call (904) 674-4163.
Your help in this fundraising
event would be greatly appreciat-
ed by our neighbors to the north.
High School's Class 3A State
Champion Tiger Sharks basket-
Guest of Masonry
Port St. Joe Lodge No. 111
was honored to have Henry Maige
of Curfew Lodge No. 73 of Carra-
belle, visiting with his son, Jo-
seph A. Maige of Port St. Joe
Lodge No. 111, for the Called
Communication on the evening of
Mr. Maige, a Mason of 67
years service to community and
Masonry was elected Master of
Curfew Lodge No. 73 in 1933-to
many of us, a long time ago.
Since a man cannot be elected to
receive the degrees of Masonry
before 21 years of age, Mr. Malge
is over 88 years young!
Any questions regarding Port
St. Joe Lodge No. Ill should be
directed to 648-5440.
Proud parents and grandparents of Erica
Katina Beard would like to congratulate her
on her success for being accepted into the
.iniver-ilt of Flonda located in Ganeivile.
Florida Erica plans to receive her Bachelors
and Masters Degree then continue on to
Medical school to receive her rHD. God
Bless You and Good Luck. Parents, Victor &
Brenda Jones, Derrick Beard, Grandparents.
Roosevelt & Dorothy Beard
ball team upon their return home
from Lakeland. Apparently Shark
pride never ages!
They would like to thank the
following individuals and groups
for the contributions they've
made to the lives of the residents:
Port St. Joe High School POPS
Club, Fr. Thom Crandall, Port St.
Joe and Panama City V.F.W.,
care center volunteers, Beverly
,Pitts and friends.
Events coming up soon at the
home include a "Parade of Hats",
spring planting, and American
Cancer Society's "Relay For Life".
Everyone is invited to join them
in any event-if you think you
can keep up the pace!l
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PAGE 6A THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. MARCH 21, 1996
Polticl A noucem nts...Coninud Fom ageI.
(from Page 1)
.formal education here. Being
equipped with both personal and
.,professional experience, I believe
that I will be able to serve the cit-
izens of Gulf County well as their
superintendent of schools."
Kelley Is a native of Florida;
he was born and reared in Leon
County. After graduating from
SLeon High School,.he went to
North Florida Junior College in
Madlsbn and then on to Florida
State University. He holds both
bachelors and masters degrees in
the field of art education and
received certification in adminis-
Stration arid supervision after com-
Spleting additional course work at
STroy State University. He has con-
;tinued his education to the pre-
,sent by participating in numerous
' conferences, workshops, and
Classes in a variety of educational
', fields in order to better meet the
needs of the teachers and stu-
dents he serves. .
Kelley came to Wewahitchka
In 1967 to accept a position as art
teacher at Wewahltchka High
Shool.: As an.: outdoors enthusi-
'.ast, he was drawn to this area
Sbecause,df.the hunting and flsh-
Sing opportunities it' afforded.
However. after being here foironly
Sa short while, he realized that the
People of Gulf County were by far
its greatest asset.
Gulf County made yet anoth-'
Ser great contribution to Kelley-
Shis wife, the former Carol Shirley,
daughter of Barbara Shirley-Scott
and the late Billy Shirley. He is
the father of one son, Casey, who
Graduated from 'Wewahitchka
High School in 1995 and who is
now a freshman at Chipola Junior
College. Mrs. Kelley is a school
psychologist with the Gulf County'
School system. The Kelleys are
Active members of St. John's
Episcopal Church w'Where :hie-
serves as Junior Warden.
As a classroom teacher, Mr.
IKelley was selected as Gulf
County Teacher of the Year in
1974. He went on to become the
Regional winner and one of the top
five finalists in the state. His hard
-work and enthusiasm for the
Learning process has continued in
'his present position as principal
of Wewahitchka Elementary
SSchool. He has been steadfastly
i committed to improving the qual-
Sity of education for the students
'Last year, WES was,a recipi-
ent of the retrofit grant which pro-
tvided the school with $243,000 in.
orderfrto' network the schools'
compfTfer'system, as well as offer
each student access to the infor-
'Technology has been one of
my top priorities, as it affords our
students with the same informa-
tion and opportunities as any
other student in the country. I
have also placed great emphasis
on improving our school facilities.
I feel that our children deserve the
best educational environment
that we can provide for them. If
the home, school, and community
work together, there is nothing
that our children can't accom-
Kelley is active in community
affairs where he has received
accolades for his hard work and
dedlcat4on, He was named by the
WewahItchka Jaycees as
SOutstanding'Young Educator, as
well as Outstanding Citizen by the
Modern Woodmefi. of the World.
Over the years, he has given many
hours of service to local baseball
teams through both coaching and
fundralsing activities. During the
past two years, he has organized
fundraising campaigns, raising
over $9.000 for the WHS baseball
At present, Kelley serves on
the Board of Directors for the
(from Page 1)
Feeling the need to broaden
horizons and more comprehen-
sively serve the system. Catherine
moved to the district office to
work as Coordinator of Personnel.
Her duties included verifying and
updating the certification of per-
sonnel, coordinating inservice ac-
tivities for all school personnel
and writing grants to obtain mon-
ey for programs for the district.
During her three-year tenure
as Coordinator of Personnel, she
was instrumental in writing a
grant for approximately a quarter
of a million dollars which allowed
the continuation of the middle
school concept in both Wewa-
hitchka Jr.-Sr. High School and
Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High School.
Moving to Highland View Ele-
mentary School in the 1989-90
school year to serve as principal,
Catherine retained a district level
responsibility of coordinating the
Chapter I program which current-
ly serves students at Wewahitch-
ka Elementary School, Port St.,
Joe Elementary School, and High-
land View Elementary School.
Tlis assignment, coupled
with her, previous experiences.
has given Catherine both the
knowledge and experience to take
the step on to Superintendent of
Catherine graduated from the
University of West Florida with a
degree, in English Education and
returned to school to earn a mas-
ters degree in Administration and
Supervision. She is married to Jo-
ble Barfield who was born and
reared in Highland View, where
his mother, Mrs. Hozie Barfield.
and brother still live. Catherine's
parents are Mr. and Mrs. Wesley
Ramsey, who are long term resi-
Sdents and business persons in
SCatherine fosters a commit-
ment to excellence and high ex-
pectations for students. "It is only
through the quest for excellence
and high expectations that our
System will produce adults ready
to prosper and be both efficient
and effective in their future en-
deavors," she said.
Wewahitchka Optimist Club. He
works with the American Cancer
Society, the Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council, the Gulf County'
Chamber of Commerce, and the;
Florida Task .Force for studying
the uses of the Chattahoochee,
Flint, and, Apalachicola River
ifTelected, Kelley plans to con-
tinue being accessible to stu-
dents, parents, employees, and
the citizens of Gulf County. He
will advocate shared decision-
making and delegation of respon-
sibilities. The ultimate goal.
through the efforts of teachers.
parents, and administrators, is to
better serve the Individual child.
To this end. Kelley states that,
'What really matters is people.
not programs, and no effort is too
gieat if it benefits our children. As
has been my lifelong commit-
ment, through hard work, dedica-
tion, loyalty, and enthusiasm, we
will provide the students of Gulf
County with an exemplary educa-
tion, as well as the support and
encouragement necessary to fos-
ter lifelong success."
In summary. Kelley states,
"Success is not genuinely mea-
sured by the individual accom-
plishments of one, but instead by
the combined efforts of all those
who are committed to a greater
vision. As superintendent, my
hope is to foster the achievement
of each student, parent, teacher,
and administrator that I serve."
(from Page 1)
terested in quality student pro-
grams as the number one school
system priority. Further, he
states he is committed to running
an efficient educational operation
within the resources available. He
is known as a good listener and
will,be responsive to educational
concerns expressed by' Gulf
Bidwell stated that he be-
lieves ,the School Improvement
Program, which he directs for the
district, provides each school
with a process to continuously re-
view and improve the total curric-
ulum. Each school has worked to
Improve its standardized test
scores by developing special
methods which were coordinated
by Dr. Bidwell. Recent test re-
sults indicated these efforts have
Although many people have
contributed to the success of the
Gulf County Scholarship Pro-
gram, Bldwell says he believes his
leadership has helped improve
the program and expand its im-
pact. Scholarships have, been
awarded to over 200 students
and the .fund now 'has over
$100,000 on deposit earning In-
terest for future scholarships.
David Bidwell declared. "I
have the educational background
and experience to' be your Super-
intendent of Schools; I' am com-
mitted to all of Gulf'oountyrs stu-
dents and possess a vision to lead
our schools Into the 21st century.
I have a genuine concern for our
educational programs-I have
children who work in the system
and grandchildren In the schools.
With your help we will provide a
quality program for our youth."
Besides being a long time ed-
ucator. Bidwell is active in his
church and the community. He
has recently served as Chairman
of the Gulf County Democratic
Executive Committee. President
of the Wewahitchka Volunteer
Ambulance Services and a mem-
Iber of the Gulf County 911 Com-
SBidwell is married to the foi--
mer Betty Taunton who recently
retired from the Gulf County
School System after 30 years of
'service to the boys and girls of,
lthe county. Their two sons are
teachers in the system. .
In making his candidacy an-
nouncement, Bldwell requests, '
need your support and assistance
to become the Superintendent of
Schools. I want to know yoprcon-
cerfis arid ideas. Let's, work. to
gether to improve our educational
(from Page 1)
youth, and a desire to utilize her
training and education to serve
our community continue to be
She Invites all Gulf County
citizens to give her their sugges-
tions to help us better educate
something to do
now that the days
Check out girls'
of all ages, golf,
our local youth.
This group of youngsters were ready for the torch, as they sang many patriotic songs, and held up
Olympic Torch Run Trns Out to be Trial Run
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In what turned out to be a
trial run for the Olympic torch,
hundreds of people turned out in
Wewahitchka Saturday afternoon
to witness the event and welcome
the event to their town. In a news
release sent by the office of
Governor Lawton Chiles to the
County Commission last Tuesday.
it stated that the torch would: be
routed through the city in the
northern end of the county.
The trial run entourage con-
sisted of numerous Olympic
,buses, motorcycles, Georgia State
trooper cars. Florida State troop-
ers and many private cars of
workers who were timing the
evert and working out the "bugs"
before the actual torch will begin.
its 15,000 mile journey during
June and the first;of July.
The entourage that was on
the Dothan, Alabama .to
Tallahassee, Florida section of the
,event spent 15' hours last
Saturday going over the route.
They were almost an hour late to
Wewahitchka. and according to
officials from Coca-Cola, one of
the Olympic sponsors, when the
torch run actually takes place in
June it will be accompanied by a
greater level of security. The lack
of tight security was cited as a
main factor in not publicizing the
However, the ,citizens of
Wewahitchka felt like it was the
real thing and they turned out in
droves to wave the flag, and cheer
on the runners. It is hoped that.
an even greater patriotic display
will take place this summer.
Since the run was over an
hdur behind the runners were
picked up by bus about 10 miles
outside of WewahitcnKa antd rouc
through the town as they tried to
regain, part of the time lost to
Adding a note of humor to the
situation occurred when Jim
McKnight donned his running
shorts, grabbed a torch light, and
ran down the street.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1996 PAGB 7A
Revolving Loan Fund Available
to Assist in Starting or Sustaining Businesses
Gabe Kimble, left, and Mike Todd are shown putting the smoldering remains of the home of Minnie
Addison. -Star photo
The home of Minnie Addison,
of 179 Avenue D, Port St. Joe, was
declared a total loss in a fire
which consumed the dwelling.at
10:11 a.m. Monday.
Coupled with high winds and
the close proximity of other
homes, St. Joe Beach Fire
Department was called in to assist
the Port St. Joe Fire Department
According to Fire Chief John Ford
the fire marshall had not arrived
as of Wednesday, and the cause of
the fire has not been determined.
Short and Sturdy
Looks Who's 30
Hopp)r BirthdaS J.C.
From Guess Who?
Thanks to. their dedicated
service to Florida's youth and on-
going fight against juvenile delin-
quency, Gulf County Sheriff
Frank McKeithen and his loyal
sheriffs office employees Were re-
cently presented with the 1995
Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches
Payroll Deduction Participation
'Thisiss simply another tre-
mendous opportunity for our
county to help support the life-
saving programs of the Youth
Ranches," said Sheriff McKelthen.
'We will all continue to do our
part to help the at-risk boys and
girls of the Florida Sheriffs Youth
"Sheriff McKeithen and. his
staff should be so proud of the
contribution they have made to
our needy children." said Youth
Rahches President. C. T.
O'Donnell II. "I look forward, to
their relentless dedication and
The Florida Sheriffs Youth
Ranches, Inc., is a charitable.
nonprofit corporation sponsored
by the Florida Sheriffs Associa-
tion, .that manages and operates
five residential child-care cam-
puses and a youth camp pro-
gram. These include the Boys
Ranch, Live Oak, Youth Villa.
Bartow, Youth Ranch. Safety Har-
bor, -Youth Ranch-Bradenton. ,
Sarasota. Caruth Camp-Inglis.
Yankeetown, and the Youth
Camp. Baberville. :
Additionally. It provides com-
munity-based services, family
counseling, and foster care to as
many of Florida's neglected, trou-
bled children as funds will per-
mit. In Its 38 year history, the
Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches
has touched the lives of over
25,000 boys, girls, and their fanmi-
.Voluntary gifts are a primary
source of funding. Gifts and be-
quests benefit the Youth Ranches
programs statewide, but donors
can also earmark their gift for a,
specific need. The funds are dis-
bursed to existing programs as
Appropriate or are used for the
development of new programs at
the discretion of the Board of Di-
rectors. The Florida Sheriffs
Youth Ranches is nationally ac-
credited by the Council on Ac-
creditation of Services for Faml-
lies and Children, Inc.
What do a minority'contract-
ing firm that rehabilitates low-
and-moderate-income homes and
dry-cleaning firm that offers coin-
laundry facilities have in com-
mon? Both recently received fi-
nancing from the Apalachee Re-
gional Planning Council (ARPC)
Revolving Loan Fund (RLF). This
financing will help these busi-
nesses survive and prosper, -as
well as create 15 new full-time:
jobs for local residents.
The shredded plastic Easter
grass commonly found on the
Market each spring is not biode-
g'radable. Fifth and sixth grade
T.E.A.M. students of Wewahitch-
ka Elementary School are manu-
facturing and marketing an
"Earth-Friendly" alternative made
of shredded paper which deterio-
rates more readily when placed in
a landfill or can be recycled effec-
The project dealt with several
aspects of the elementary curric-
ulum: applied mathematics, sci-
ence, technology, art and lan-
guage arts. This "real-life" project
gave students a better under-
standing of the path from idea to
The purpose of the unit was
to guide students through the
process of bringing an Idea for a
product into actual existence.
Students calculated manufactur-
Ing expenses, advertising costs
and overhead. They set retail
prices and determined profit.
They explored methods for reduc-
ing costs and increasing sales
while continuing to produce a
product that was less detrimental
to the environment.
This grass is a mere 25c a
bag and is on sale at the Wewa-
hitchka Elemientary School store,
the Wewahltchka Elementary
School oMce. Wewahitchka State
Bank and St. Joe Papermakers
Federal Credit Union in Wewa-
hltchka ... .
I would like to take this op-
portunity to thank everyone for
their prayers. cards, food, and
phone calls while Glen was in the
hospital and since he came home.
He is improving every day.
May Cod bless each of you.
SThe Williams-Glen, Dot.
Troy, Regina. Chris & Austin
The ARPC RLF is helping
businesses in the Apalachee Re-
gion get the capital they need to
start or sustain businesses, capi-
tal they would otherwise not be
able to get or to afford. The pro-
gram helps businesses that have
been turned down by banks for fi-
nancing and businesses that
need another lender to work with
the businesses and its bank to
make financing more affordable.
The ARPC RFL lends money to
these businesses at. low interest
rates and can also help with busi-
To qualify, a business must
create full-time permanent jobs;
have received two letters of denial
for ;partial or, full funding from
banks or credit unions; and be lo-
cated in the Apalachee Region,
but not in Leon County. Business
activities that would relocate jobs
from another labor market, pur-
chase investments not related to
job creation, or retire debt are not
eligible for the program. To deter-
mine if your business is eligible
or to receive information on how
the RLF can assist your business,
"call Alissa Barber at (904) 674-
The answer is ...
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can get a high-tech Motorola flip phonefor pocket
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The Gulf County Chamber
invites the public to attend and
provide input to the
SP r t St. Joe
proposed by Design Studio
Thursday, March 28
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PAGE SA THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1996
Play Ball !!
Port St. Joe's Dixie Youth teams officially kicked off their
seasons Saturday as Major, Minor, AA (coach pitch), and A (tee
ball) League teams participated in the annual Day of Baseball ac-
tivities at the Tenth Street ball park complex. A beautiful sunny
day was the setting for hours of food and fun-filled .action for.
youngsters, from age five to 12, on the city's diamonds.
The League's 20 teams began 10 weeks of regular season
Monday with a schedule of games to be played daily at 5:3
at 5:30 and 7:00 on Fridays. Everyone in the community
courage to watch and enjoy the action to come.
- Agency Contract
The Gulf County Association
of Retarded Citizens provides a
training program for developmen-
tally disabled adults. Each work
crew consists of three to eight
workers and a trainer/supervisor.
They offer a variety of services:
janitorial and lawn mainte-
nance-commercial and residen-
'.They are always looking for
new opportunities to diversify or
expand present operations.. They
have a reputation of quality work
performed in a timely manner
and references are available upon
If there are any work oppor-
tunities that you care to discuss,
please contact Simona Pittman at
Gulf County Association of Re-
tarded Citizens, P. 0. Box 296,
Port St. Joe, or call 229-6327.
Lawrence Woodman has been
appointed County Chairman of
Gulf and Franklin counties by the
; Florida Forestry Association. In
this capacity, Woodman will be
acting as the association's per-
sonal representative, helping to
bring forestry information and
the association's ,activities to
members of the local forestry
community. Woodman is em-
ployed by St. Joseph. Land & De-
velopment Company in Port St.
The County Chairman post is
an effort of the Florida Forestry
Association to improve the flow of
information and communication
between the association and peo-
ple with an interest in forestry.
Anyone desiring information
in educational seminars, forestry
regulations, membership, or oth-
er specific activities of the Associ-
ation should contact Woodman at
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Thelma Has No-Hitter
WEWA 6, ALTHA 0
Thelma Bryant had her fire
ball working Thursday; as she
picked up her first no-hitter of
the season against Altha.
Bryant struck out 19 and
walked only two as she faced only
two more than the minimum
number of'batters to come up in
thhe seven inning game. Bryant
also pitched a no-hitter last year.
SMandy Little banged out two
of the Lady Gators' six hits, to
lead the attack.
The Gators struck twice in
PSJ 21, CARRABELLE 12
:: The Carrabelle Lady Panthers
forced the Lady Sharks into extra
innings Friday afternoon, as the
Sharks finished with a 21-12 vic-
tory at Carrabelle.
The Sharks were cruising
along with, a Ove run lead until
fe bottom of the sixth, when the
ady 'Panthers bowed their back
and pushed five runs across the
plate, tying the score.
Neither team scored in the
seventh, :sending!. the, tie game.
into extra innings. The Sharks
then broke: loose with nine unan-
swered runs in the eighth to win
Karen Clarkled the Shark at-
tack with two triples and two RBI.
Alyson Williams had two hits and
three RBI, while Jolynne Parker
had a two-run single. Heather
Fields was two for four, Jamie
Roberts two for six and three RBI,
Dee Horton two for six two RBI
and Gena Johnson three for five
and a RBI. Gena Johnson was on
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Gena Johnson, takes the
mound for the Lady Sharks
CHIPLEY 8, PSJ 6
A bad case of the jitters
jumped on the Lady Sharks
Thursday, resulting in eight er-
rors-three in the sixth inning-
and five Tiger runs, ending. in an
8-6 defeat at the hands of the
Chipley Lady Tigers.
The Sharks led six to two
when Chipley scored again in the
fifth and the Sharks seemed to
Gena Johnson was on the
mound for the Sharks and scat-
tered 11 hits over the seven in-
nings, but the eight errors were
the Lady Sharks downfall.
Chipley 001 115 0-8 11 4
PSJ 001500 0-6 6 8
their opening inning, adding foir
insurance runs in the fifth.
Altha 000 000 0o-0 0.4
Wewa 200 590 0- 6 86
WEWAHITCHKA 5, ::
S The Blountstown Lady Tigers
played tough to beat' Tuesday.
but the Lady Gators were Just a
little tougher, possessing the Pan-
handle's' premiere strike-out
pitcher on their club. Thelma
Bryant hurled a one-hitter.
struck out nine and allowed no
walks as the Lady,Gators defeat-
ed the Lady Tigers 5-0.
Amy Pridgeon helped the Ga-
tor cause by collecting two 6of
their five hits, one of which was a
home run in the third inning, to
start the Gator scoring. Amanda
Davis and Diana Taunton had
RBI sacrifice flies in the fifth as
the team pushed across two insu-
The Lady Gators travel to
Greensboro for a District game to-
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Wewa 002 021 x-5 5
Wewa Coach "Scootsie" Fortner encourages the Lady Gators
to another victory during Friday evenings' 12-1 victory over the
Sharks of Apalachicola.
Thelma Bryant struck out 12:
and walked one on her way to a
three-hit victory over Apalachico-_
la Friday night. The Lady Gators
rapped eight hits, as they chalked
up th.lqF,1.Jruns,,.scoring in .every,
inning of the 12-1 decision.
In a game shortened by the
10-run rule, Bryant also had a,
triple to help secure her seventh
win of the season. Amanda Davis
,and Ashley Lister each had two
hits for the Lady Gators.
Apalach 10000-- 134
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and K tIonreg un
7-00 A.M. REGISTRATION
April 6, 1996
Arts, Crafts, Food
m DIXIE ECHOES
SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY THE
S9:00 A.M. CST
BEACH DRIVING op
SHNO RBEACIH DIRI!VING0
The Department of Environmental Protection of the State of
Florida has drafted a management plan for the Aquatic
Preserve; which, ifenacted, would PROHIBIT BEACH
DRIVING on CAPE SAN BLAS from the Southern tip of the
Cape to the State Park.
This management plan has not been approved by the
state, but will be recommended for approval unless DEP is
persuaded to amend the plan.
DEP will hold a public hearing in the Gulf County
Commissioner Meeting Room, Friday, March 29, 1996,
at 7:00 p.m., E.S.T., to discuss the matter.
The public.is encouraged to attend and participate because
this may be the last and only chance to discuss this matter.
Commissioner Warren J. Yeager, Jr.
2tc March 21 and 28, 1996
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. MARCH 21, 1996
Kensinger Men Our Deepest
Sweep Tourney Gratitude
Kneeling, from left, are: Chris Richardson, Rod Chambers, Standing, from left. are: Coach John Rainwater. Jermalne Pe-
Andre Thomas, Keion McNair, Russell Russ, J. J. Gainer, Justin terson, Mark Williams, Tyson Pittman, Chad Porter. Chuck De-
Summers, Ben McCroan, Chad Thompson, Darius Chambers, Jr., Bates, Gabe Clark, Marco Givens, Eric Sellers, Germain Clark,
and Daniel Raffleld. and Coach Scott Gowan.
Track Season Opens With Two Meets
SLast, Wednesday, the Port St.
Joe boys varsity track team com-
peted in a six-team meet hosted
S by Bay High School. The young
and inexperienced team compet-
ed well and placed second,'flnish-
ing just one point behind Ruther-
ford. Mosley finished third,
Marianna fourth, Bay fifth, and
Placing first in the meet for
the Sharks were: Mark Williams
in the 110 hurdles-17.2 arndf'he
300 hurdles-44.4 and Gabe Clark
in the 1600 meters-4:51.2 and
the 3200 meters-10:42.9.
SPlacing second were Justin
Summers-discus 128'7", Russell
Russ-long jump 19'0", Marco Giv-
efi-high jump 6'0", Chuck De-
bates-pole vault 8'7", Gabe Clark-
800 meters 2:07.4 and Marco
Givens, Keion McNair, Andre
Thomas, and Russell Russ-4x400
Placing third were:Tyson Pitt-
man-high jump 60'1, Germain
Clark-1600 meters 4:55.9, Justin
Summers, Mark Williams, Russell
Russ, and Tyson Pittman-4x100
relay 47.2, Keion McNair-400 me-
ters 54.3, and Germain Clark-
800 meters 2:08.5.
Coach Gowan said, "I was
real pleased with the effort that
the team gave in their season
opener. We have canceled three
meets because of the weather,
and the success of the basketball
,- 1 i '^, -D-Pl n^
Last Saturday the boys track
team competed in the Cairo Re-
lays in Cairo, Georgia. They
placed sixth among the 17 teams
with 29 points.
Godby won the meet with 97
A TEAM EVENT TO
10 a.m. -4 p.m.
to use your feet to raise
money for the American
Cancer Society. Join the
ACS's Relay for Life.
Form a team and walk
on over to the high
school track and join
others who will be
having a great time
going around in circles
points, followed by Cairo second-
77, Thomas County third-72, Tift
County fourth-45, and Lowndes
County fifth-33. Scoring points:
were: Gabe Clark. 1st 800 meters
(2:04.6); 2nd 1600 meters
(4:53.9). Germain Clark, 2nd 800
meters (2:05.6); 5th, 1600 meters
(5:01.9); and Tyson Pittman, 6th
high jump (5'10").
Other members of the team
who participated were: Jermaine
Peterson. Chris Richardson. Jus-
Un Summers. Russell Russ,
Kelon McNair, Rod Chambers,
Andre Thomas, Mark Williams,
Chad Thompson,' and. Eric Sell-
Saturday the team will com-
Spete in the FAMU Invitational in
Kneeling, From left, are: Kyron 'Bailey, David Van Wert, Reggie Quinn, Clay Smallwood, Travis-
Jenkins, Ricky Lamberson, Adam White, and Larche Ware.
Standing, from left, are: Coach John Rainwater, Bonjdur Hill, Mosi Quinn, Kedrick Larry. John-
ny Williams, Travis Woullard, Lance Larry, Rod-Givens, Jexemiah Priest, -and Coach Scott Gowan. .
Middle School Track Team Opens Season
On March 13, the boys mid-
die school track team participated
in a time trial at Tommy Oliver
Stadium in Panama City.
Competing in the long jump
were: Mosi Quinn, Johnny Wil-:
liams, Bonjour Hill, and Jeremiah'
Priest. Lance Larry, Travis Jen-
kins, and Kyron Bailey competed,
in the high Jump event.
Running the 100 meter hur-
-dies were Mosi Quinn, Travis Jen-
kins, and Kyron Bailey; 100 me-,
ters: Johnny Williams. Bonjour
Hill. Lance Larry. Reggie Quinn.,
Jeremiah Priest, and Kedrick Lar-
ry: 1600 meter: David Van Wert
and Adam White; 200 meter:
Lance Larry. Jeremiah Priest.
Reggie Quinn, and Kedrick Lany.
The team of Larche Ware, ;
Clay Smallwood; Rod Givens, and
Ricky Lamberson set a new mid-
dle school recordin the 4x800 re-
lay with a time of 10:17. "
Emergency Rule for
Apalach Bay Shrimp
An emergency rule regarding
Apalachicola Bay shrimp, pro-
posed by the Marine Fisheries
Commission and approved by the
Governor and Cabinet, became ef-
fective March 12 and will contin-
ue in effect until June 10 this
It suspends a rectangular
area closure to shrimp harvesting
in Apalachicola Bay south of the
John Gorrie Bridge. This action is
intended to prevent unnecessary
economic hardships to shrimpers
and aid law enforcement efforts
in this area. A provision that'
would permanently suspend this
closure is included in a proposed
rule regarding shrimp harvesting
in this area now being developed
by the Commission.
PSJ vs. Carter-Parramore, Wewa
Last Friday, the boys middle
school track team opened their
1996 track and field season at.
home against teams from Carter-
Parramore and Wewahitchka.
Carter-Parramore placed first
with 82 points, Port St. Joe was
second with 53, and Wewahitch-
ka was third with three points.
Placing first in the meet were:
Mosi Quinn long jump. 18'5 1/2"
(school record); Daniel Raffleld
shot put. 36'6', discus 115'6 1/2";
and Rod Givens 1600 meters
5:34.9, 800 meters 2:27.6.
Finishing second were; J.' R.
Leslie long jump, 17'1", 100 hur-
dies, 15.3 and 300 hurdles, 51.6;
Kyron Bailey, high jump. 4'8";
and in the 300 hurdles Rod Giv-
ens (62.7). Bonjour Hill (62.3),
Reggie Quinn (69.1). and Mosi
Quinn (63.4) anc in the 4x400 re-
lay (4:17.3). Mosi Quinn. Bonjour
i-ill, Travis Jenkins. and Johnny
Williams set a new school record
in the 4x100 relay with a time of
Friday the team will compete
in the FAMU Middle School
Championships in Tallahassee.
5K Honey Run
Set For April 6
A 5K Honey Run 'will be held
Saturday, April 6, at the. Tupelo
Honey Festival in Wewahitchka.
Advance registration fee is
$10.00, registration at race is
$12.00, and the one mile fun. run
(ages 15 & under) is $5.00.
Same day registration and
check-in begins at 7:00 a.m.,
C.S.T. The race begins at 8:00
a.m., C.S.T. Proceeds benefit Gulf
County 4-H and Wewahitchka
High School cross country.
I1' lii I IIII I
ove call now
Kensinger Mobile Homes soft-
ball team swept through the re-
cent Panama City Merchants
Tournament undefeated with a 4-
0 record. On their way to winning
the championship, the team
scored 58 runs, which was boost-
ed by 11 home runs.
Leading the way offensively in
the first tournament of the year
for Kensinger were two softball
veterans; Mike Rocker (10-14,
.714) and Bill Dodson (9-13,
.692). Chris Butts also had a .692
average along with three home
runs. Mike Newell contributed
with three "round trippers, while
Mickey Gainnie, Bobby Varnes,
Jeff Hinote..and R. D. Davis had
SEven the cold weather was a
factor on the defensive side as J.
J. Ray turned In a stellar perfor-
mance at shortstop.
Kensinger will ',play next in
the USA Dinner Classic at Grace-
vllle March 23, travel to Panama
City Beach for a tournament on.
March 30, and will participate in
the Marianna Optimist Invitation-
al April 13. The team is made up
of men from Gulf and Franklin
We would like to express our
deepest gratitude to our friends
in Gulf County for the many acts
of love and kindness shown us at
the time of Chris' accident and
A special thanks to the Gulf
County Search and Rescue Unit,
the Gulf County Sheriffs Depart-
ment, the divers, Florida Game &
Fresh Water Fish Commission,
the many organizations 'from
around the tri-state area, and the
many, many Individuals who
worked around the clock in cold
and rainy weather.
Thank you to the many
friends who visited, called.
brought food, and did so many
things to comfort us in our time
of sorrow.: Above all, thank you
for the many, prayers. Each
prayer that was spoken provided
us the strength to deal with this
SMay God richly bless each
and every one of you.
David and Carol Horton
Gail and Tom Haddock
Dee and Austin Horton
James W. DeRuiter
announces the relocatic
of his practice in
Gulf Coast Medical Plaza
2202 State Avenue, Suite 311
Panama City, FL 32405
Telephone: 904 747-GYNE
Now accepting new and
welcoming current patients
Prompt and Personal Care
Evening Appointments Available
Irilrilr lrllrJlrilriiriiriiriirilr lrrJ r
B 'eac 6(eanuf
iTe Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
and the Sea Oats and Dunes Garden Club are again
sponsoring "Beach Cleanup". We will begin pickup
SO be sure to
place your items
on the Right-of-
Way by Friday,
SApril 12, 1996.
G This is as one
time pickup, we
will not go back
a second time,
.TIONS!, so be
sure and have all -,
items out by Friday, April 12, 1996.
PLEA SE SEPARATE ITEMS:
(i.e. White Goods, Wood Products, yard Debris, etc.)
PLIFASE NO HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE
Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
and Sea Oats and Dunes Garden Club
Michael L. Hammond,
Commissioner District III 2tc 3/21 and 3/28,1996
PAGE 10A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1996
Smith Hurls No-Hitter
PSJ 9, WEWAHITCHKA 0
Brad Smith turned in a stel-
lar no-hit, no-run performance on
a cool night Friday, to blank the
2A state ranked Wewahitchka
then crossed home plate with the ,Leulhe went the.route behind the
insurance run on Wayne Sum- -plate.
mers' single. Apalach 000 120 0- 3 5 4
Summers had three of the Wewa 121 600 0-10 7 0
five hits the Sharks collected dur- E. 1...
ing the game, with one RBI. Jen- WEWA 11, MUNROE 0
The Wewahitchka Gators
smothered, the Quincy Munroe
eleven with 11 runs last Thurs-
day, at home, while they held the
Gadsden County team to only a
single hit from three Gator pitch-
The Gators used their pitch-
ing triq of Steven Doyal, Matt
Kearce and Ike Mincy to tie up
the bats of their opposition and
chalk up their even half dozen
victories., Munroe batters were set
down via the strike-out route 13
times in the game, from the offer-
ings of the Gator moundsmen.
The Gators struck for nine
hits in the game. David Hysmlth
anid John Gibbs both were two
for three and Tranum McLemore
and Josh Baxley each had two
RBI to lead the team's offense.
.~0 n The Gators Jumped off to a
Si three run lead in the first inning,
and went on to score in every in-
,.... .. .. .. .-.
Wewa ace, Tranum McLe-
more, is shown above after de-
livering his fast ball.
ning except the fourth.
Munroe 010.000- 1 1 4
Wewa 313 022-11 9 2
Wewa catcher, Wayne Lucbe, watches Shark runner, Cameron
Likely, score during Friday's baseball game between the two
county 'teams. .
On Saturday. March 9. the
Port St. Joe Lions Club held their
annual White Elephant Sale.
There was a good crowd on hand
when the doors opened at 7:00
a.m., on a cold, cold. day. Sales
were hot and the club earned net
proceeds of $592.00 to aid in
their mission to assist the sight
Impaired. Many thanks to the do-
nors of that valuable stuff, and to
the patrons who supported their
At the club luncheon meeting
Wednesday March 13. the club
honored Port St. Joe High School
Basketball Coach Vernon Eppin-
ette and his championship team.
Many Lions have been Shark
team supporters for many years,
and are extremely proud of the
team this year. The Lions Club
presented Coach Eppinette with a
verse dedicated to the team. The
verse was written and presented
by Lion Bill McGee.
Coach Epplnette graciously,
accepted the gift for himself ynd
the team, and thanked the Lions
Club for their fine support all sea-
Another fine guest, Tessa D.
Coff, presented a program on
clowning. The Lions Club will be
developing a clown group, with
some guidance and instruction by
Tessa and Lion Brian Upton.
Watch for this fun group at civic
events in the future.
For the deal of your life,
JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
2251 W.,23rd St.
PANAMA CITY, FL 32405
Wewa shortstop, Josh Bax-
ley. gets the ball a little late to
tag Shark runner, Cameron
Likely out on his steal attempt
,at second base.
;Smith struck out six Gators
and gave up only two walks as he
lowered his ERA to 0.79 for the
season and, laid claim to the title
of being the Sharks' ace.
.The Sharks took advantage of
Smith's performance by banging
out 10 hits for nine runs. Wayne
Summers went three for four with
two RBI. Jesse Colbert hit 'safely
in two of five trips to the plate
and : drove in three runs. Jeff,
Player was one for two. His single
scored two runs.
Smith was never in trouble.
Gator Wayne Leube reached first
on an error in the second inning,
but got no farther. Josh Baxley
reached first on one of the walks
allowed by Smith. in the fourth,
but was out at second when Matt
Kearce put the ball in play, reach-
ing first when the relay sailed
over first baseman Colbert's head
at first. Kearce was left on base
by the Gators to end the threat to
SSmith's no-hit, no-run effort.
Tranum McLemore started on
the mound and made it a pitch-
er's duel until the fourth, when a
combination of Gator errors and
Shark hits, put the Sharks ahead
with a comfortable lead. Ike Min-
* cy came on in relief to finish the
Same, in the seventh.
PSJ 100 502 1-9 102
Wewa 000 000 0--0 04
PSJ 3, JEFFERSON 1
The Sharks Junior lefty, Rus-
sell Young, pitched a four hitter
Saturday, as his team defeated
Jefferson County [Montcellol 3-1
in Shark Stadium. Young's per-
formance lowered his ERA to
0.91. ,The Sharks have a 2-0
record in District play to go along
with their 7-0 overall record.
Young struck out 10 and al-.
lowed two walks in going the dis-
tance for the Sharks.
The Sharks got their first run
in the first inning when Ryan
Yeager. who had walked, was
driven home by Brian Jenkins'
single. The winning runs came in i
the third when Jesse Colbert sin-
gled and stole second. He scored'
on Ryan Yeager's single. Yeager
i ews On Dental Health
S, FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.
If you would like t
the appearance of y
and smile, ask you
about the laminate
technique to mask a
imperfections. Your srr
an asset when your
gums are healthy and
show you off at y
Imperfections in the s
condition of teeth, how
make you self-conscio
as detract from you
technique involves rep
o improve, surfaces and applying a thin
'our teeth shell of tooth-colored porcelain
ir dentist through a chemical bonding
a veneer process. This procedure is time
ny chips, proven to permanently solve
or other cosmetic problems, as most.
ile can be celebrities and other public
teeth and figures can attest.
us as well
If you are bothered by
imperfections in your teeth and
would like to have them treated,
discuss the problem with your
Prepared as a public ser-
vice to promote better dental
health. From the office of
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D., 319
Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.
kins poked a double into right
field, and had a RBI.
Jefson ,00 0100-1 ,43
PSJ 102 000 x- 351
Wewa Wins Two
The Gators bunched up six
runs in the fourth inning Monday
afternoon on their way toa 10-3
win over the Apalachicola Sharks.
Matt Kearce rapped two hits
and two RBI to lead the Gator at-
tack. Kelly Forehand added two
hits. Steve Doyal got credit for his
second win as he pitched four in-
nings, collecting three strikeouts.
for the win. Doyle was relieved by
Ike Mincy in the fifth, who closed
out the game. They gave up only
five hits to the Sharks, while the
Gators were touching Apalachico-
la pitching for seven hits. Wayne
Port St. Joe and Wewa Play
In Fla. High/Di
Both Gulf County baseball
teams will compete in the Florida
High/Dick Howser Tournament
being held in Tallahassee through
the rest of the week The Gators
and the Sharks will join teams
From North Florida Christian
School, Godby, Maclay, Rickards,
Bonifay, and host Florida High in
a four day tournament which be-
gan Wednesday and continues
The tournament games will
be played in Dick Howser Field
and Florida High's field.
Wewahitchka's Gators played
in the first game yesterday at
4:00 p.m. The game was still in
progress at press time. If the Ga-
tors win they will play Friday at
Florida High field with the winner
of the Port St Joe/North Florida
Christian game. which will be
played today [Thursday].
If they lose, the Gators will
ck Howser Invt.
meet the loser of the Florida
High/Bonifay Wednesday game
today [Thurs.] at Howser Stadium
for a 4:00 p.m. game.
All times are'eastern stan-
The Port St. Joe Sharks vwi
play their first game of the tour-
nament today [Thurs.] at Dick
Howser Field against North Flori-
da Christian. If the Sharks win,
they will go against the winner of
the Godby/Wewahitchka game
Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m.. on
Florida High field.
If the Sharks lose their first
game, they will play the loser of
the Maclay/Rlckards game Friday
at 4:00 p.m., at Howser stadium.
Loser bracket games will be-
gin at 1:00 p.m.. Saturday, at
Florida High Field and at 4:00 in
Howser stadium. The winner's
bracket will decide the tourna-
ment champion at 7:00 p.m.. in
Dick Howser stadium.
Brad Smith is shown above being congratulated by his
mates after pitching a no-hit shutout Friday.
St.Jos eph' !L ay CountryT Cfub
Huff Price Sale
If youlive from Mexico
Beach to Eastpoint, St.
George Island, or to the
Gulf County line in
can now join the St. Joseph's Bay Country
Club for $200.00 plus one month dues. This
offer is good through June 30,1996.
O, D D a a D a a
Members may bring a guest for a dis-
counted rate of $15.00 plus tax for 18 holes.
Area visitors join us for 18 holes of golf
for only $19.95 plus tax.
Golfing offer good through May 31, 1996.
-Equal Opportunity Consideration On All Membership Applications-
From left are Keith Jones. Gus Griffin, Davia Kicn, dr., Cole-
man Kirkland, Jim McNeil. Kenny Peak. Pete White, Keith Ford,
Allen Cox, Gary Sasnett, Keith Nixon. Kenny Wood, and Dennis
The following is an excerpt
from an article written by Jennifer
L. Williams and published in the
February 21st issue of the Daily
Press In Virginia:
Don't we all sometimes wish
that we could blend in with a
younger crowd, maybe even be a
little cooler than we were at that
age? Terry Thomas doesn't have
to worry about it. He's gotten to
go through those crucial four
years after high school twice.
Thomas. an influential post
player for Christopher Newport
University's men's basketball
team. Is 28 years old. And he's a
senior playing his final season of
college basketball. His long and
circuitous route from Port St.
Joe, Fla.. through the Navy to
Shoe Lane has taken him
through lots of experiences. He
has ended up playing for the Cap-
tains during what may prove to
be the most successful four years
in the program's history.
CNU coach C. J. Woollum
said Thomas is one of the most
popular players CNU has ever
had, blending in with groups all
over campus and drawing fans to
But Thomas hasn't always
been so focused or self-assured.
He didn't play organized basket-
ball until his senior year at Port
St. Joe High School. He was list-
ed at 6 feet. 119 pounds. "Basket-
ball really wasn't a plan of mine
coming out of high school be-
cause I was like 6 feet and no-
type skills, and nobody thought I
could even play high school bas-
ketball," Thomas said.
From there, he went to Gulf
Coast Community College in Pan-
ama City, on an academic schol-
He suffered excruciating knee
pain during this growth spurt. X-
rays showed gaps in the bones in
his knees where their develop-
ment had not caught up. Thomas
went out for the team and was
redshirted at Gulf Coast, and
things did not go.well. After a
year and a half, he was on his
"I kind of just went the wrong
direction and wanted to party and
not go to class," Thomas said. "So
that's why I left...I wasn't doing
anything except playing basket-
ball and getting bad grades. So I
decided I was at least going to be
Clinic Offering Free
Edwin R Alles,' Executive Di-
rector of the Gulf 'County Guld-
ance Clinic,, Inc. has announced
that the clinic will .be offering a
program entitled, "Parenting For
Good" on Tuesday, March 26. The
program will start at 6:30 p.m.
(E.S.T.) and will last approximate-
ly 90 minutes. This program will
be free to the public and will be
offered at the Gulf County Guid-
ance Clinic, Inc. Wellness Center,
located at the corner of Williams
Avenue and Third Street in Port
Mr. Ales Indicated that this
program will be of Interest to any-
one wanting to know more about
parenting skills and parent-child
relationships. Mr. Alles stated
that parent-child relationships
are frequently difficult, but they
are the most significant of all re-
lationships. Those interested in
Improving their parent-child rela-
tionships and parenting skill
practices will learn specific skills
I would like to thank every-
one who came to my rescue dur-
ing my move Into our new home.
We could not have done It with-
out you. May God forever bless
you .. : : .
Mrs. Willle Ola Wright
we've taken the
hassle out of pre-
qualifying or a
.new or used car
for making these Improvements.
This program will be free of
charge to the general public. Reg-
istration' will not be required.
Anyone in need of further infor-
mation on this program may call
the clinic at 227-1145: Profes-
sional counseling and family ther-
apy sessions for parent-child rela-
tionships can also be scheduled
by appointment at -this same
Do You See A '
SIn the accompanying photd
Share some of the contestants who
will be competing for the coveted
title of "Miss Fool's Queen 1996"
The upcoming Womanless Beauty
Pageant will be held March 30th
beginning at 6:30 p.m. In the Port
St. Joe High School gym.
Master of ceremonies for this
year's pageant will be Red Hol-
land. This event is being spon-.
sored by Project Graduation.
Proceeds from the program -
will be used for an all night,
drug-free lock-in party for the
Port St. Joe graduating class, to
be held on graduation night.
Everyone is encouraged. td.
come out for a night of family fun
and to help support our young
making money, and I could play
basketball in the military. Yes,
the military. He needed discipline,
and a new life-so he hit the Navy
Thomas entered the Navy in
1987 and moved many times be-
fore getting stationed at Ports- A
mouth Naval Station. He played
in military basketball leagues,
dominating the paint and staying
in shape. His work in the Navy
was in medicine, and his favorite
part was taking care of newborn
babies in hospital nurseries.
Then, one night, he hopped
over to the Peninsula with a
friend to watch a game at CNU.
Thomas met CNU assistant coach
Jon Waters and half-Jokingly
asked if he could Join the team.
Woollum and assistant coach Ro-
land Rodd, never ones to leave a
stone unturned, went to watch
Thomas play a few games. They
When it came time for Thom-
as to re-enlist or get out of the
Navy, he opted for the latter. Not
only did he want to go to,college
and play for CNU, he was a little
tired of the military runniiig his
Eventually at CNU, he got
everything stabilized and was
able to concentrate on school and
basketball. He earned a starting:
role in his first season. "ItLwas f
,big decision for hir. 'a guy frbm
"Florida who happens to end up
stationed up here, coming to a
small Division III school." Wool-
At 25, while at CNU, Thomas
grew another two inches to 6-8.
Woollum and Waters both agreed
that Thomas had a lot of basket-
ball skills when he came to them,
he just needed line-tuning. Plus,
he had some maturity. "Out of
high school, players are still
growing up and learning about
things. That was not' something
The first of the Port St. Joe
High student body to join the
pool of contestants is Scooter
Acree. shown above.
we had to worry about with Ter-
ry," Waters said. "He had such a
"I wish I could have been
turned around at that point when
I was choosing to party instead of
go to college and Just stuck it out.
Because I think I would have
been much more advanced in
basketball. I would have contin-
ued in college," Thomas said.
Terry is the son of Billle F.
Thomas of Port St. Joe and the
grandson of Charlie Mae King.
also of Port St. Joe.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1996 PAGE 1B
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Participate in Gulf Co. Juvenile Justice Festivities
This column is provided as a service of the Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc., a professional counsel-
Ing and mental health center. It is not intended to replace psychological counseling or treatment ser-
.. My wife was "pleasingly
plump" when I married her. That
was a big attraction as I really like
big women. -"Cookie", however,
was miserable about her weight
and, was desperately unhappy.
About a year ago, she began lis-
tening to, motivational tapes,
counting'fat! grams andgoing to
the gym every evening. In 12
months she has dropped 80
pounds and is now a size 6.
"Cookie" Is thrilled and is very
confident arid sure of herself. I,
however, am ihiserable.
;, This "new" woman frightens
me-she doesn't seem to need me
at all, and frankly, I think she's
looking around for some muscle
bound type to take my place. I'm
yopr average guy, nothing to brag
about, but "Cookie' really looks
great I've thought about sneaking
chocolates Into her purse to have
my old-.wife backI Should I do
Signed., Missing Part of My Wife
SAny major change inn either
partner can put some stress on a
marriage. The vows "for better or
f6r worse" can often be put to a
tist by such a change. Your wife
ha' dofie something very impor-
tant to her by shedding weight
that clearly made her.uncomfort-
able and unhappy with herself.
Had she been comfortable at her
old weight, there would have been
nro season tq change.
S The fact that she is now dis-
playing self confidence and surety
shows that the change she made
was the right one for her. The con-
cerns you have are normal-when
ohe partner suddenly loses weight
or does something. different to
The .Pqrt St.-Joe Police De-
partment will be sponsoring a "Bi-
cycle Rodeo" on March 30 at the
Washington Recreation Center,
avid W. JBg. Mm4orial Gym.
flom 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
The -ay will cover competi-
tion in bicycle riding skills and
knowledge of rules of the road.
Bicycle safety inspection includes,
assistance with minor adjust-
ments, engraving and recording
information for theft prevention
and recovery. Please bring a par-
ent's driver license number for-
Trophies and certificates will
be awarded. All parental assis-
tance will be greatly appreciated.
Children wfshinrg to partici-
pate need to call the Port St. Joe
Police Department to sign up.
Those who show up on the day of
rodeo are also welcomed.
Driver and Vehicle
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
points March 22nd through 28th
on CR-274 near the Chipola River
and SR-71 near SR-387.
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles 'being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires,
and defective lighting equipment.-
In addition, attention will be di-
rected to drivers who would vio-.
late the driver license' laws of'
The Patrol has found these
checkpoints; to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida'
while ensuring the protection of
Has Unique Eagle
The following Is an excerpt
from an article written by Marc
Benjamin and published in the
January 23rd issue of The Ba-
Perhaps it was fitting that
Chris DeFelice decided to turn in
his Eagle Scout project benefit-
ting the Bakersfield SPCA on a
day it was raining cats and dogs.
His efforts brought in almost
a ton. of pet food, filling a full-
sized pickup and station-wagon,
as well as nearly $400 in dona-
No price tag has been at-
tached to Chris's effort, but Fain
estimates his Eagle Scout project
to be worth several thousand dol-
lar to the SPCA..> :1 :.": 1:
Chris, 13, an eighth grader at
Actis Junior High School, called
the SPCA to inform them of his
plans in December.
Chris is the grandson of Port
St. Joe resident, Mary Reeves.
/make themselves look more
attractive, the other partner can
feel insecure or downright suspi-
cious. The thing you might ask
yourself is whether her excess
weight was a false security for you
--did you feel attracted to her
because you thought she would,
at her former weight, never leave
you or want someone else? Do you
like being the "dominant" partner
in your relationship and feel
uncomfortable with the new
strengths she is showing? If not,
consider this-your wife needs
your support now, and old habits
are hard to break. Many dieters
regain their weight plus extra
pounds even after a time of suc-
Although you were originally
attracted to your wife's excess
poundage, surely there are other
characteristics (kindness, gentle-
ness, a good sense of humor,
Intelligence, etc.) that made you
want to marry her. Perhaps you.
and she can now begin work on a
relationship that goes deeper than
superficial things such as appear-;
ance, and takes into considera-,
tion the things that make a mar-
riage last. A marriage counselor,
can help you do this. I wish you
'Laura Rogers, M.S.
Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
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al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
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14th Amendment apito
Target For This NEWS ROUND-UP
Appears To Be Open Season On Our
Constitutional Rights In Bills Filed
Florida legislators and high-handed government officials seem bound
to do int two constitutional rights this year and in the end you know who'll
have toipay for it? Taxpayers, consumers, workers and all freedom loving
people, of course. -
Welcome to Amerika.
The 14th amendment in the U. S. Constitution guaranteeing due
process and 1qual protection under the law for all and Florida's Sunshine
Act, which kIeps public records and meetings open, seem to be targets in
this year's session in Tallahassee.
The most obvious so far is the failure of the Senate to repeal Florida's
Third Party Liability Act that, takes away due process and equal
protection from industries selected as bad guys by government officials.
Right now that is assumed to be only tobacco manufacturers, but
other government officials at another time-edged on by lawyers-could
go after the manufacturers of hamburgers, alcohol, lawn mowers, guns,
or you name it.
The process, evident nationally and now in Florida, is to first demo-
nize then isolate the bad guys, and then slowly take away their constitu-
It's the difference from being ruled by law or the whim of those who
happen to be in power at the moment.
Ironically, violation of the spirit of the state Sunshine Law in 1994
when Gov. Lawton Chiles had his henchmen slip the Third Party Liability
Law through the Legislature without debate set up the violation of the U.
S. Constitution "due process" right.
Isn't that the way it usually happens?
The' 14th amendment calls specifically for equal protection under the
law for all; not'just for the politically correct. It prohibits applying a given
law to a specific person or industry selected by' those in power.
Of course,s lawyer legislators in the.Senate think they can make their
unconstitutional law apply only to the current bad guy-big tobacco. It
will, of course, be tested in court.
It must be said that a majority of the Florida Senate and. the House
do not favor abandonment of the equal protection rights. It took only a lit-
tle more than one-third of their members to prevent repeal of the bad law.
In other'words, Chiles and his henchmen, as they often do, got their way
without a majority vote..
It appears to be open season on constitutional rights in the Florida
Legislature this session. There are more than 60 separate bills filed call-
ing for closing :of public records in government.
One!would prevent newspapers from publishing the names of grand
Jurjurorr jurors ini criminal cases because, lawyers say, some jurors are
afraid they will be harassed, although there is alaw against it. Another
would even keep, secret the rabies vaccination records of pets because
some vets don't want to disclose the names of their clients. You couldn't
find out if that angry barking dog next door has had his shots.
The problem, of course, is that taxpayers usually have to pay. We are
the usual third party in the liability law. .
For instance. Gerald Gee, a non-tenured white professor at Florida A
& M University, has brought a civil rights suit against the university and
President Frederick Humphries for his attempt to fire him because he
used,the "N-word"'in challenging students in his public relations class.
Depositions are being taken in the case in federal court in
Tallahassee. If he wins, as many observers feel he will, the university and'
the taxpayers are probably going to have to pay him a few million dollars.
All Gee,'an ordained minister and true liberal, wants is to keep his
job for he likes the work. According to several surveys, the students want
him to continue teaching too, but it probably.isn't going to happen.
Welcome to Amerika.
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Here's the Capitol News Roundup
TOBACCO LAW REPEAL WAS REAL IMAGE TEST
"Very often you come to a place where you say. this will make a dif-
ference," Sen. Ginny Brown-Waite, R-Spring Hill. told reporters after she
announced the deciding vote upholding Gov. Lawton Chiles' veto of a
repeal of alaw that is the key to a $1.4 billion Florida suit against tobac-
Earlier on the floor in the dramatic televised Senate debate she said
she may be the onlr Republican voting against the override. She wasn't,
of course. Bantam rooster Senate dean W. D. Childers, R-Pensacola,
immediately announced he was also changing his vote. "It's over. The gov-
ernor has won." he said.
Then Sen. George Kirkpatrick, D-Gainesville, withdrew his motion to
override, bringing Democratic senators led by former Senate President
Pat Thomas, Quincy, to their feet in protest. The withdrawal motion-
which can be brought back ip anytime during, the session-held.
Ironically, Chiles' victory, comes as Florida legislators would like to
improve their image by banning free food and drink from paid lobbyists
and not accepting campaign contributions during the session.
Speaker after speaker said the real test of their ultimate trustworthi-
ness.was on the line last week in the attempt to override Chiles' veto of
the repeal of the Third Party liability act.
Confusing? Well, it was meant that way. Although it didn't mention
tobacco, the act which was slipped by the Legislature without debate in
1994, made it easy to sue tobacco:companies for Medicaid patients who
suffer illnesses from-smoking. ,, .
It stripped the companies of legitimate defenses available to them
under current law. Under it, smokers would be relieved of any responsi-
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ability for their own illnesses.
The reason Chiles and a minority of lawmakers were able to thwart
the will of the majority was that a two-thirds vote is required for an over-
ride which means Chiles only needed 14 of 40 Senate votes to uphold his
The House voted with the Senate overwhelming to repeal the flawed
law in 1995 and is expected to follow the Senate's lead in the override
The ploy that put off the override was amendments to a bill by Sen.
John H. Dyer Jr., D-Orlando, that would stipulate the act would apply
only to tobacco products. Sen. Rick Dantzler, D-Winter Haven, acting as
point man for Chiles' forces, said he was assured Dyer's bill targeting
tobacco only would be passed.
Senate President pro temrToni Jennings, R-Orlarido, put it this way.
"I'm a non-smoker, but my concern is it will be tobacco today, then alco-
hol, and after that about anything."
All Florida businesses feel they are at risk. Tobacco suits could make.
lawyers $350 million richer, If the floodgates stay open, as it appears they
will, trial lawyers can blame alcohol abuse on bar owners, gun deaths on
gun dealers and even obesity sicknesses on vegetable and beef farmers.'
Who is to say what another governor and would do?'
Legislators favoring and opposing the override said banning free
drinks and food won't improve their image, as Senate President Jim Scott,
R-Ft. Lauderdale, has said. Neither will banning campaign contributions
during the session, a'rule already set up by House Speaker Peter Wallace,
"It!s wrong to rule a lobbyist can't buy a legislator a hamburger, but
can hand over a $100o000 contribution for a party campaign fund," said
Thomas in pointing out the Irony of Scott's call to avoid even the appear-
Democratic Senators congratulated Sen. Brown-Waite on her switch,
which she said was made at 4 a. m. after a sleepless night studying mate-
rial furnished her by Chiles.
Brown-Waite said she watched both her parents and a 46-year-old
sister who smoked, die of cancer, and she suffers from asthma caused by
second-hand smoke herself.
"It wasn't a political decision," she said. "As chair of the Senate Health
Committee, I couldn't in good conscience pass the costs on to the tax-
FLORIDA 'WORK-FARE' PASSES SENATE
Able-bodied adults would have to work and welfare families would be
limited to two years of aid under reform legislation passed by the Florida
Senate that depends on federal block grants.
'Today you get money to not work. We're going to change that," said
Sen. Toni Jennings, R-Orlando.
The Senate passed and sent to the House the bill that would replace
the present system with programs emphasizing work, job training, and
'child care to get families, off welfare.
But its success depends on whether Congress, now fighting with-
President Bill Clinton on how to do away with 'Welfare as we know it,"
returns federal block grants to Florida without strings attached on how
to spend the money.
Economic development is considered a key element to make the plan
work. Government can't do it alone. Lawmakers and Gov. Lawton Chiles
say more Jobs are needed in the private sector to provide an Incentive to
get people off welfare.
The Senate bill would save an estimated $50 million a year in the
state's $1.1 billion a year welfare sysm. Gov. Chiles' plan would 'ave the
Fun Festival at
Taunton Family Children's.'
home will be having their annual
Fun Festival-Appreciation Day on
Saturday, March 23rd. They will
kick-off with an all day mixed vol-
leyball tournament. :
The 5K Run, previously
planned, has been cancelled due
to. a conflict with another area
race, but much'more:is in store
for those attending such as all::
day children's games and a kid's
Gospel and country" singing
with lots of local talent will begin
at 11:00 a.m., featuring Fortress
at 4:00 p.m.
They will be holding drawings
at 5:00 p.m. for the giveaway of a
houseboat (if enough donationiis
are made) and other prizes. An
auction will be held in the after-
noon and a FREE bar-b-que
chicken dinner will be provided
beginning at 3 p.m.: There will
also be concessions sold during
The festival will be held at the
Children's Home. which you can
get to by driving four miles south
from Wewahitchka on Highway
71, then turn left on Robert's Ce-".
metery Road and right on Taun-
ton Family Road. Just look for
Everyone is invited and urged
to attend. For more information
or to sign up a volleyball team,
please contact Abigail at 639-
5031 or Nancy at 639-2963.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1996 PAGE 3B
same amount of money as now.
HOUSE BILL WOULD BAN SMOKING IN PRISONS
SA bill that would prohibit prison inmates from smoking, chewing or
even holding tobacco products was passed by the House Corrections
Committee. .. .
But it is expected to see more opposition when it goes next to the
House Budget Committee. Many lawmakers believe a prison ban on
tobacco would just escalate the price of cigarettes to as much as $200 a
pack as it did in Georgia where a similar ban was tried. Others feel It
would create problems for prison guards in controlling the inmates.
FLORIDA BAR WOULD SUSPEND BAILEY'S LICENSE
The Florida Bar is seeking an emergency court order to suspend F.
Lee Bailey's license to practice law in the state. His lawyer says the rule
being used to oust Bailey is unconstitutional and there is no emergency
in the case.
Bailey, a famous attorney who defended O. J. Simpson, is in the
Federal Detention Center in Tallahassee serving a six month sentence for
failing to adequately account for his handling of $20 million in stocks in
a Swiss bank for a drug-smuggler client.
He can get out of prison if he turns over to the court the stock in the
Swiss bank and $3 million he has admitted taking out of the bank and
depositing to his own account.
Bailey contends his client gave him the stock as. his fee.
ROWELL QUITS HOUSE RACE,
Taylor County farmer-businessman ,Auley Rowell has withdrawn
from the District 10 House race, citing personal reasons. Candidates still
have three months to qualify for the post. Remaining in the race are
Democrats, Gene Hodges, Janegale Boyd and Republicans, Billy Blue and
SENIORS WOULD GET A BREAK
A proposed constitutional amendment to double to $50,000 home-
stead exemption for seniors with incomes under $20,000 a year has
passed the Senate Community Affairs Committee.
I'm Part of It
I'm Proud of It!
BEST FOOT' FORWARD
By Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrlst
Pain in the forefoot and burn-
ing, tingling or numbness be-
tween toes are typical symptoms
of neuromas. These are growths
that develop on nerves in sites be-.
tween the toes. Most often they
occur between the third and
Neuromas are caused by the
pressure of foot bones rubbing:
against and irritating a nerve. Ab-
normal bone structure or shoes
thai fit poorly can contribute to
For relief from pain and other
symptoms, the podiatrist may
employ injections, shoe inserts or
other ; means.' ,'
Shoes that fit ;HP
well and don't
may help. Some "'""
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PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1996
Events and Happenings from County Schools
By Linda Whitfield
Jump Rope For Heart
WES students will soon have
an opportunity to participate In
the "Jump Rope For Heart"
cause. The number one cause of
deaths in the United States has
need of major funds to study
ways to prevent heart disease.
Students will form teams and
take pledges for so much money
per minute (maximum of 30 min-
utes) or an agreed upon amount.
When a student asks for your
help with this, please try to help
out. It could.be your heart!
Attending a meeting on block
scheduling were principal, Jerry.
Kelley, teacher, Becky Birming-
ham, and parent, Martha Rish'.
The meeting was held at: the OIS
office in Port St. Joe. A lot of peo-
ple are very excited about this
Brooke Grice.-Sixth Grade
Student Of The Week
Brooke Grice, the 12-year-old
daughter of Tammy Grice is the
"Student of the Week". Brooke
likes to play softball and she is on
one of the newly formed girls soft-
ball teams-Cleckley's Washoutsl
Brooke enjoys helping people and
for that reason she would like to
be a nurse when she grows up.
Brooke likes to play with Shauna.
Rester and Christy Ward.
At home, her favorite: TV
show is "Home Improvement".
Other favorites are the color'pur-
ple and the song, "One Sweet
Day". .If she could travel any-
where, it would be to California.
Mrs. Baxley, her homeroom
teacher who chose her, said this
about her: tBrooke is a joy to
teach. She is conscientious,
quiet, and always on. task."
Brooke w' iaJso receive a medium
pizza arica free rental from Pizza
Kitchen north of Wewa. Congrat-
FSU's Flying High Circus
The Pre-K classes, the Con-
tinuous Progress classes, and one
E.S.E. class recently attended the
FSU Flying High Circus in Talla-
hassee. In conjunction with their
units on the circus. the classes
enjoyed seeing all they had talked
about. Even more thrilling was af-
terwards when the ringmaster
came out and talked to the stu-
dents. The FSU circus travels ex-
teisively and-which I thought
was interesting-they do not re-
ceive scholarships for this. Maybe
that's why it is called "the great-
est show on Earth".
The book fair is going on all
week at WES. Last Friday, Dr.
Seuss, a.k.a. Jerry Kelley, led the
parade of book characters around
the school in a parade. I think
there were more in the parade
than those who watched. It was
very successful. Ms. Karen would
Like to thank all who helped.
Under The Big Top-
The kindergarten classes will
present their kindergarten pro-
Sgram, "Under The Big Top", on
Friday at 8:30 a.m. This will be
one performance only, Brent
Walker will be the ringmaster .in
this lively edition of the circus.
come out and watch the bareback
riders, jugglers, and lots, lots
The Trial Run
When I got the word about
the Olympic torch runner coming
Through Wewa. I knew I wouldn't
be back from Panama City in
time to see. Never did i suspect
that I would almost be in the car-
avan! As I was going down Harri-
son Avenue Saturday, I found
myself behind a police car or two,
SSuspecting I had gotten entan-
gled in a furieral procession, I
quickly changed streets and hur-
ried on around to the Civic Cen-
ter area. Just as I parked, there
were sirens everywhere, motorcy-
cles, squad cars, and even jets
I thought someone really fa-
mous was going to speak at the
Civic Center as I saw people
pouring in there, but alas, no. It
was the "trial run" of the Oly1-
"'pics. Still, It was so exciting"to
see what would happen in a few
As I stood there. I heard
someone in the crowd yell, "Get
out of Florida." What happened to
southern hospitality? I can't wait
till the real runner comes through
our little town. Twill be quite an
honor for us.
C:T B S ..
The time is upon us. Parents,
we are getting ready for the big
tests next week. You could help
by making sure your child gets
enough sleep, eats breakfast, and
brings two number two pencils! If
your child doesn't eat breakfast.
please send a snack. Some of the
lunches are quite late.
Pictured: first row (L-R) Grant Marshall, Jessica Cole, Bradley
Shavers, and Jeremy Suber. Second row: Aimee Pridgeon, Charlie
Cole, Josh Baxley, Mandy Little, Jack Husband, and Amy St.
Clair. Third row: Don Rich, teacher.
WHS Students Compete
Recently, 12 Wewahitchka
High School students. competed
in the Regional Science Fair held
at Chipola Junior College and ten
of them placed in the top three
projects in their division. Of-those
ten, there were two runner-up
tr6phies for the grand prize, five
placed first in their division, two
won special awards, and three
qualified for the State Science
Fair. Two others were picked as
alternates to the State Science
The following students placed
first in their division: Jessica
Cole, Grant Marshall, Jeremy
Suber, Amy St. Clair, and Jack
Husband. Aimee Pridgeon and
Josh Baxley placed second in
their division. Charlie Cole,
Mandy Little, and Bradley Shav-
ers all finished with third place
Jessica Cole, competing in
the grand prize category, won the
first runner-up trophy in the Jun-
ior Division, and Jack Husband
won the third runner-up trophy
in the Senior Division.
Josh Baxley won a trophy for
the Showstopper Award. He also
received a 35mm camera for win-
ning the Eastman Kodak Photo-
graphic Award for the best use of
photography. He also won the Na-
tional Council of Teachers of
Bradley Shavers received a
$25.00 check for winning an envi-
ronmental award from the Marl-
anna BPOE Lodge #1516.
Qualifying for the State Sci-
ence Fair were Jessica Cole, Jere-
my Suber, and Jack Husband.
Grant Marshall and Amy St. Clair
were chosen as alternates.
li1& ib l 5eoo l By: Erica Ailes and Alicia Christe
Last week's seventh and
eighth grade "Students of the
Week" were Veronica Adkins, Mi- -
chael Siprell, Trey Simmons, and
SAmanda Marquardt. Congratula-
tions to all of youl
Port St. Joe High School Student Council
Support Basketball Program
WHEREAS, this year's team captured another 3A state championship ti-
WHEREAS, Port St. Joe has established a record of one hundred three
wins against only fourteen losses during the past three seasons: and
WHEREAS, this year's team established a record for the most number of
single season wins at Port St. Joe; and
WHEREAS, the Florida Sports Magazine has named Port St. Joe High
School's team the number one team from all divisions in the entire state; and
WHEREAS, Coach Vernon Eppinette has been named the 3A Coach of
the Year for the second consecutive year; and
WHEREAS, the Port St. Joe High School SHARKS have earned trips to
the Final Four-having won championships twice-during the past three sea-
WHEREAS, several members of the team are members of the Student
Council, which is elected to represent all students at Port St. Joe High
WHEREAS, the SHARKS' efforts have increased community spirit and
PRIDE among the student body of Port St. Joe High.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Student Government Asso-
ciation at Port St. Joe High School does hereby resolve that'the basketball
team and the coaching staff are worthy of all accolades, honors, and recogni-
tion that can possibly be awarded to them; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Student Council urges the school
board, the superintendent, the school administrators, the teachers, students,
parents, and citizens of the community to join in this recognition and extend
their appreciation for the dedicated effort of all players and coaches that bring
excellence to the basketball program at Port St. Joe high School.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, the officers of the Student Government at Port
St. Joe High School have hereunto subscribed their names on this 18th day
of March, 1996.
/s/KristfLawrence, President /s/Stefanie Wibberg, Vice-President
./s/Brigette Godfrey, Secretary /s/Matthew White, Treasurer
Port St. Joe Elementary, School
Students Of The Week
Congratulations to our "Stu-
dents of the Week" ... .Ashley,
Jones, Chaes Tharpe, Steven
Gay, Terrance Woullard, Libby
Swan,. Jessica Sherrill, Carla
Money and MichNel Harsh'man.'
Pepsi Blue Clips and G'erd '
Mills Box Tops
Keep those Pepsi Blue Caps
and General Mills box tops com-'
ing in. Our school will receive five
cents for every blue cap and
twenty-five cents for every Gener-
al Mills cereal box top turned in.
Things were Jamme
fore the bad weather--
Jammed up worse becaL
bad weather. Coaches of
softball, and track, bo
varsity and varsity are n
gling to find dates for
games. : :
This can be hard to
there are only a few da;
ready scheduled. Unfo
Saturday must be us(
the; required number
played. Also, their
games are often schedu
last moment, making it.
to get the word out ab
S H.S.C.T. make-up
have been, administer
hopefully all of those tha
pass ,it will make it t
C.T.B.S. tests will be glv,
25-28. Encourage yotr
not to take these test
They are an important
ment device which we
from year to year.
BANQUET will be hel
28th at 6:30 p.m. Paren
received an invitation
Gulf County Sc
MON- Meat & Cheest
which, Lettuce, Tomato,
French Fries, Cookie, an
TUES- Meat Loaf, Pota
gravy, Turnips, Cornbre
Cup, Beans, Hush Pup
sauce & cheese; Toss
ad, Green Beans,
Bread, and Milk.
FRI- Corn dog, Frencl
English Peas, Milk and
The deadline for both is Friday,
School Advisory Council
There will be a School Adviso-
ry Council meeting on Monday,
March 25,at 7:00 in the library.
All members are::encouraged to
STesting for C.T.B.S. will take
place March 25-29. Please make
sure that your child has two,
number 2 pencils, gets a good
night's rest, eats a good breakfast
and arrives to school on time. The
From the Principal of
by Larry A. Mathes
!d up be-.: honor your student who is receiv-
things get ing recognition, please contact
use of the ; Barbara Eubanks or Marty Ster-
fbaseball, zoy at 639-2228 to reserve your
ith junior two spots. Students do not pay,
lowstrug- but we do ask the parents or
make-up guests to pay a small amount to
help defray the cost of the ban-
do since quet and the awards. Students
ys not al- who have earned invitations
rtunately, should be recognized and should
and even "hodt be reluctant to receive them.
ed to get Your encouragement sometimes
of games is necessary!
make-up UPCOMING DATES:
led at the Prom Attire Show-Wednesday.
very hard March 27.
out time : 1996-97 Senior Registration-
'Moriday, April 1.
exams 1996-97 Junior Registration-
need and Tuesday. April 2.
his time. 1996-97 Sophomore Registra-
en March tion-Wednesday, April 3.
Student 1996-97 Freshman Registra-
s lightly. tion--Thursday, April 4.
measure- Student. vs. Faculty Hockey
monitor Game-Friday April 5.
S ...C *Senior High Dance-Friday
LLENCE April 5.
d .March ; Unfortunately, some students
ts. f you i-have already started counting
to help down. towards the end of school.
It's important to work hard to the
end. Nothing looks worse on a re-
hools port card than decent grades that
U take a turn for the worse as we
.9 hit the fifth and sixth six week
terms. With all the things stu-
e Sand- dents are faced with, it'is impera-
Pickle, tive.that parents stay behind stu-
idMilk. dents and insist that they
toes w/ maintain their grades. Some just
!ad, ard won't do any more than you allow
them to. It's not too late to sal-
Fruit y.age the second semester and
'py, and 'maybe avoid the need to go to su-
w/meat Thanks to the National Honor
ed Sal- 'Society students that worked Sat-
Garlic urday a.m. to beautify the front of
h Fries, Remember-Spring football is
Cake. not too far awayll
The middle school girls soft-
ball team defeated Blountstown
on Thursday, March 14 with a
score of 19-14. They have a
record of five wins and two losses.
Great job girls!
The middle school girls track
team competed in a track meet
against Wewahitchka, Carter Par-
amore and Early County on Fri-
day, March 15 and placed third.
The middle school boys track
team competed on March 15th,
also, against Wewahitchka and
Carter Paramore, placing second.
Good job fo both teams!
Spring Break is to be held
April 8-12. CTBS testing will be
HAVE A GREAT WEEK
From The Principal's Desk
by: Chris Earley
"Stavros Apple" Award Winner-
Congratulations to Margaret
Ellmei, her accomplice, Cindi
Mixon, and the exceptional stu-
dent education department of
Port St. Joe Middle School for
their award winning project, the
The FSU Stavros Center for
Economic Education has awarded
the "Shark Cafe" the "Stavros Ap-
ple Award," a $100.00 cash
award, as well as a plaque denot-
first bell rings at 7:50.
Our Spring Break will be dur-
ing the week of April 8-12.
Our Career Week will be held
April 15-19. During this week
parents and community workers
will share with our students their
As part of our Career Week
we are collecting pennies' to be
donated to, the Gulf County
Scholarship Program. Every stu-
dent that graduates and attends
a"post-secondary institution is elI"
igible, for this ;scholarship. It
makes "cents" to go to college or
Track and Field Day
Our annual Track and Field
Day will be on Friday, April 19 at
the Port St. Joe High School foot-
ball stadium,' '
Celebrity Readers Week
Our Celebrity Readers Week
will be held April 22-26. Commu-
nity leaders will come to our
school library to read a story to a
Class and tell how important
reading is to them in their profes-
Registration for kindergarten
at Port St. Joe Elementary School
will be held on Friday, April 26
from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
copy of birth certificate
copy of social security number
proof of immunization
proof of physical (since August
If you need more information,
please contact Janet Thompson
at the Health Department at 117-
1276 or Cindy Belin at Port St.
Joe Elementary School at 227-
The annual Science Fair for
grades six thorough nine will be
held Friday, March 22. Science
projects will be Judged from 8:20
to 10:50 a.m. Each. student will
give an oral presentation to the
judges and answer their ques-
tions about the project. Winners
will be announced at 11:20 a.m.
and then all other classes will vis-
it the fair. A special thanks to Mi-
chelle Teat and Kelly Renshaw for
working with the science stu-
The group that went to" the
spelling bee last week in Pensaco-
la had a wonderful time. Jason
Price was third in grade one and
Mark Vinson was second in grade
three. Lennon Thiel and Josh Bell
were chosen to compete in the
ACSI Southeast Regional Spelling
There is a teen retreat coming
up at Camp Victory, April 12-14.
Students In grades seven through
12 are welcome to go. Call the of-
fice at 229-6707 for details.
ing this achievement.
Mrs. Ellmer and Mrs. Mixon
have been invited to attend the
"Stavros Apple Award" banquet to
be held on Thursday, March 21
from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., at
the FSU Law School Rotunda.
The awards will be presented at
,Great job, keep up the good
CTBS Tests will be adminis-
tered to all middle school stu-
dents on Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday, March 26-28. It is
requested that all parents en-
courage students to come to
school well rested, having eaten a
good breakfast and prepared to
do the very best that they- possi-
Beginning Thursday, March
21, "Sex Respect, The Option of
True Sexual Freedom," will be
taught to all eighth grade stu-
dents by their language arts in-
structor. Florida statutes man-
date that a course in human
sexuality be offered.
Parents and students will be
given a book to keep during this
ten day course.
The Sex Respect curriculum
is very Informative, tastefully pre-
sented and necessary to the edu-
cation of our students.
If you do not wish for your
child. to participate in this in-
structional program, please notify,"
the school In writing as soon as
A group of NJROTC cadets
and chaperones spent a week in
San Diego this month courtesy of
a flight by the U. S. Navy.
The group boarded a C-9
-INavy. transport et and flew for
five and one-half hours, stopping
for fuel in .,EPaso,e.T7xas. Cadets
were allowed' to visit the cockpit
and ask various questions about
flying the aircraft.
While in San Diego, the ca-
dets were given a tour of San Die-
go Bay Naval and Shipping Termi-
nals in landing craft of Assault
Craft Unit 1. The tour around the
bay took approximately two
The students also toured the
Navy super carrier USS Constel-
lation CV-64, which is over 1000
feet long and 256 feet wide at the
flight deck level.-
Besides the Navy tours, the
cadets and chaperones also visit-
ed Sea World, the zoo, Universal
Studios, and took a side trip to
3RD IN ACADEMIC COMPETITION
The Port St. Joe High
NJROTC unit placed third out of
694 units competingin the Navy
academic competition nationwide.
This competition occurs every
spring and consists of five cadets
from each unit competing. The
academic team this year consist-
ed of the following cadets: Everett
Gant, Jack Husband, Danny
Voyles, Serena Littleton, and An-
gel Harrelson. A "well done" goes
to these "sharp" cadets.
Faith Christian School '
Jeremy Robershaw, fifth
grade student at FCS, was invited
to the Florida Daughters of the
American Revolution meeting in
Orlando last weekend to receive
his award as state winner of the
essay contest. Accompanying Jer-
emy were his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Ronnie Robershaw, his
brother, Chris, sister, Karissa,
grandmother, Lynda Tillison, and
Marie Stone. Congratulations,
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1996 PAGE 5B
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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
Sunday School ...........................................10 a.m.
Morning Worship ......................................11 a.m.
Sunday Evening ................. ...........................6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ...................................7 p.m.
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
SFirst ,Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
SL Sunday School 9:45 am
Worship 11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
Evening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...7:00 pm
Gary Smith Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
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SBAPTIST CHURCH i'
1601 Long Avenue Port St Je ;,229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. E 5:45 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children's choirs 6 p.m.; Children & youth missions
7 p.m.; Prayer &devotion 7 p.m.; Adult Praise Choir 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth
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CHURCH OF CHRIST
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7 p.m. Wednesday N
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Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy.
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Wednesday Bible Study 7p
FIRST BAPTIST CNHRCN
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Jim Davis, Pastor
823 N. 15th Street
Sunday Bible Study (all ages) .................9:00 CST
Morning W orship ......................................10:00 CST
Evening W orship .......................................... 6:30 CST
Wednesday Bible Study (all ages) ............6:30 CST
J, i O FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
so [ .508 Sixteenth Street e 227-1756
v' SUNDAY WORSHIP.... ..... ............ 10 a.m.
SADULT SCHOOL.. ............................ 11 a.m.
I CU S *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor
Most of us don't want
someone to dictate to us.
We don't like to be forced
to submit to the way we
should live. However, there
Oliver F. Taylor are characteristics which
Visitation Minister, First mak an individual as a
United Methodist Church n,
We generally know the difference between'
right or wrong, moral or immoral. Sometimes.
,we associate having fun with those things
which are immoral. Christians should not do
this. Christians can have fun. arid still be
We need to know the truth of God, and have
a firm faith in Jesus. Jesus said in John 8:32
"and you will know the truth, and the truth will
make you free." God does not force us to do his
will. However, this truth gives us guidance to do
the will of God. God gives us free will to accept
His way of life.
Rev. Donald W. Wagner [rl,
a 'recent guest speaker at Flori-
da Baptist Theological College,
talks with Dr. J. W. Lee, Chair-
man of the Biblical Studies Di-
The First United Methodist
Church will observe Holy Week,
with Lenten Services Monday
through Friday, April 1-5 at 12
There will be a different min-
ister each day who will bring the
message In the sanctuary of the
church. Pastors scheduled to
speak are Rev. Curtis Clark (Mon-
day), Rev. David Nichols (Tues-
day), Rev. Jerry Huff (Wednes-
day), Rev. Gary Smith (Thursday).
and Rev. David Fernandez (Fri-
Following the message each:
day, a soup and sandwich lunch-
eon will be served in the fellow-
ship hall. All members of the
community are welcome to join
S them at any time during the ser-
vice and luncheon. Please plan to
r .observe the Holy Week and share
P Gospel Sing
ry The monthly community gos-
pel singing 'will be, held at the
First Church of the Nazarehe this-
Saturday, March 23rd.
The singing will begin at 7
J p.m. (Eastern) and everyone is in-
vited toattend and participate.
The church is located at 2420
71 Long Avenue in Port St. Joe.
Recently, Ronald W. Wagner.
pastor of Beach Baptist Church
of Port St. Joe, was the guest
speaker during chapel services at
Florida Baptist Theological Col-
Slege in Gracevile.
;These services offer a time of
worship. Inspiration and informa-
tion for FBTC students, faculty
and campus visitors. According to
Dr. Thomas A. Kinchen. FBTC
President. "Our campus family is
-offered the opportunity to hear
some of the finest folks serving
our Lord across America and
around the world during these
services. Lifetime impressions
-anid friendships are made
through these worship experienc-
S es." '! .. *
Wagner is a graduate of Flori-
da Baptist Theological College. He
is a native of Toronto. Ohio. He
and his wife. Shirley, have five
Chapel services are held each
Tuesday through Friday. begin-,
ning at 10:00 a.m., and visitors
are always welcome. For a sched-
ule of upcoming speakers, please;
contact the college at (904) 263-
Members of Natiohal Evangel-
ism with Sojourners are made up
Sof dedicated, mature Christians
Swho have retired from their jobs
in the work place, but still wish
' ft have a fulfilling life in service
to 'their Lord. Members of the
group that are in Port St. Joe now
.are from Georgia, Tennessee,
Kentucky, and Texas.
Owen Freeman, a retired
minister from Atlanti;, Georgia,
and Bible teacher at the Greater
Atlanta Christian Schools, will be
presenting lessons dealing with
church development and growth.
His :first lesson wil be Sunday
morning. March 24 at 11:00 a.m.,
ES.T.. Following lessons will be
presented Sunday through
Wednesday. March 24-27 at 7:00
p.m., E.S.T., at the Church of
Christ building, located at 20th
Street and Marvin Avenue.
Program at MB
On Sunday, March 24 the
Handbell Choir of the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church of Port St.
Joe and Trudy' Downs, Director,
will present a program at 5:00
p.m. (C.S.T.) at the First United
Methodist Church of Mexico
Beach on 22nd Street in Mexico
They will perform four num-
bers ending with Praise The Lord
His Glories Show, with Kathryn
Also appearing on the pro-
gram will be a duet by Carla May
and Sandy McInnis, a number by
an ensemble, a solo by Tanya
Varnum, and an anthem by the
choir from the First United Meth-
odist Church of Mexico Beach.
The public is cordially invited
to attend this Lenten service.
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
REV. BILL WHITE, PASTOR
2420 Long Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Dramatic Easter Musical
created and arranged by
DAVID T. CLYDESDALE
Local Churches in
Saturday, April 6, 7:00 p.m.
& Sunday, April 7, 7:00 p.m.
Port St. Joe High School Gym
All the Public Is Invited
ADMISSION IS FREE
A Nursery is provided at the First Baptist Church
Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
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Catch the Spht P ort St. 5oe
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School......... 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth,
Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship .............. 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wednesday ........... 7:30 p.m.
First UnitedAMethfodt Churci
111 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 .
Morning Church....................9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ......................10:00 a.m. CT
CHRISTIA Iv/ OAy rHE MO VF
Dr. Loule Andrews, Pastor John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 -Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT
It is in turbulent times like these
that you need direction,
is here for you.
FIRST UNION ANKBUIDIN6, MONUMEONTAVENUE, PORTS JOE
SUNDAY WORSHIP OOAM AND 6OOPM V. MARTY MARTIN, PASTOR 229-9254
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'85 Buick LeSabre, one owner, 227-
1431. Itp 3/21
'93 Buick Roadmaster, low mileage,
mint condition. 639-2254. Itp 3/21
Chevrolet Spectrum, air corid., power
steering, clean, good radio, great.mile-
age. Call Brenda after 5, 229-6642.
The Wewahltchka State Bank is sell-
ing a 1993 Chevy S-10 pickup (white).
All interested parties, please contact
Jerry Gaskin or Joan Strange at 639-
2222. 3tc 3/14,
1988 Toyota Corolla, 4 dr., 5 sp.. a/c,
ps, pb, almost new tires, well main-
tained. $3,200. One owner. 647-3581.
'91 Southern Skimmer 16', and trail-
er, $1,500. 33 lb. thrus Minnkota foot
controlled trolling motor, new $225.
Call 229-8683 after 6:00 p.m.
Entire inventory of Coyote Imports,
Mexico Beach. Gifts, baskets, rod iron
stands, etc. Call 648-5903.. tfc 3/14
1/2 ownership of Pizza Kitchen, locat-
ed in Wewa. For more information
please call Don 639-3721. tfc 3/7
2 bdrm. apartment, 2 blocks from
beach. Days 904-574-7356, 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m., ask for Marvin. Call 912-
246-1250 after 8:30. 3tc 3/21
2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home,
kitchen appliances, clean, carpet. No
Pets. 6 miles from Gulf Correctional.
639-5608. Itc 3/21
Two bedroom trailer on Parker Ave.
Completely furnished, cen. h/a, $200
deposit $260 per week. Call 229-
9384. 3tp 3/21
Three bedroom, 1 bath mobile home,
window air, kit. appliances, very
clean. No pets. 6 miles from Gulf Cor-
rectional. 639-5608. Itc 3/21
2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1034 McClellan
Ave., unfurnished,.$300 per month.
Call 648-4021. tfe 3/14
Furnished 2 bedroom, 1 bath apart-
ment, Bay St., St. Joe Beach, $350
month. No calls please after 8:30 p.m.
EST. 648-4116. 2tp 3/21
One bdrm. apartment, cen. air and
heat, energy efficient, $200 deposit,
$300 month. 229-6314. tfc 3/14
3 bdrm., 3 bath, 1 block from'beach
(St. Joe Beach), great rm., din. rm.,
20x20 work shed, double carport, pri-
vacy fenced in back yard & deck, gas
stove, c/h&a. $500 deposit, $650
month, 1 yr. lease. Applications being
taken. Available April 1. 647-5327 or
827-2906, days 229-6566, ask for Jo.
Waterfront for rent, 2 bdrm., 2 1/2
ba., townhome, furnished or unfur-
nished, $800 per month, $400 depos-
it, 1 year lease required. Contact Gul-
faire Realty, 648-5716. 2tc 3/14
House on Business/Vacant Car
Wash, 41st St. Mexico Beach, 648,
3090. 4tp 3/7
1,500 s.f. metal building and approx.
1/2 acre enclosed by chain link fence.
Located in Jones Homestead. Call Bil-.
ly Carr, 227'2020. tfc 3/7-
2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home. par-
tial furn., $250 month, $200 deposit.
2042 Trout Ave., Highland View. 647-
3264. tfc 3/7
Large 3 bedroom downstairs apart-
ment, new rug & vinyl throughout, all
just painted. Laundry rm. and eat-in
kitchen, $330 month, $330 security
plus utilities. No pets. 227-3511 for
appointment tfc 2/29
BAYOU STORAGE, units for rental
High and Dry after Opal. Located on
Hwy. C-30 next to Todd Land Devel-
opment. Call 229-8397 or 227-2191.
The Phantry Hotel, Rooms Private
baths. Daily or weekly rates. 302 Reid
Ave. Port.St. Joe, 229-9000. tfc 3/7'
No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST, Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St. Joe Furni-
ture, 227-1251. tfc 3/7
Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tapper
Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable hous-
Ing for the elderly and the handi-
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., handicapped equip-
ped apts., available. Stove & refrig.'
furn., fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.,
Equal Opportunity Housing Com-
plex. Rent Is based on income.
This complex is funded by the Farm-
ers Home Administration and man-
aged by Advisors Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
PINE RIDGE APTS., (904) 227-7451..
Rents starting at $245.00 per mo. Af-
fordable Living' for low to middle in-
come families. Featuring 1,' 2 & 3
bedroom apts. with cen. h&a, energy
saving appliances, patios & -outside
storage. For hearing impaired ,call
(904)' 472-3952. Equal Housing Op-
portunity. tfc 3/7
* Large 2 bdrr. .house, stoye.& re-
frig., cen. h&a, screen porch, car-
port & laundry rm..
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/.2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully, carpeted.: No
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
* Orie bedroom apartment, washer/
, drer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
Warehouses, small and large, some
with office, suitable for small busi-
ness, 229-6200. tfc 3/7
Yard Sale: Apartment size washer and
dryer, $75 each. Miscellaneous,
clothes, etc. Saturday, 115 McKinnon
St., Oak Grove.
Queen Anne dining table, dressers,
wardrobes, Duncan Phyfe side board;
rattan sofa, and "more more". Furni-.
ture, glassware, books, flea market
goods. Come see, us. Big Barn Flea'
Market & Antiques. We buy &, sell.
227-7410. 412 Monument Ave.
Carport Sale: Saturday, March 23, 8.
a.m. Lots of good clothing and house-
hold items. 130 Santa Anna, St. Joe.
Garage Sale: '18 speed boys bike,
washer, dryer, recliner, dining chairs,
TV couch, dishes, clothes, lots of
misc. Saturday only, 8 am. 3 p.m.
723 Gulf Aire Dr., St. Joe Beach.
Yard Sale: Saturday, 8 am. 2 p.m.
355 Red Fish St., Highland View. Ex-
cer. bike, smoker, baby mattress, all
sizes- clothes, purses, correctional
uniforms, something for everyone. '
NOTICE OF FINAL
Under the tent and in the
Gallery Match 23.
The property is for sale; and I
have chosen the ESTATE
SALE-TAG SALE method to
dispose of all inventory,
Prices are being cut to the
Inventory consists of pieces
representing all major styles,
some old and some new.
Ponions of 2 local estates are
Gates will open at 8 a.m.
8:00-6:00 Sat Mar. 23
The 1840 House Gallery
4346 Lafayette St. (US 90)
Part-time front desk help. Mail resi-
ne to Newberry Eye Clinic, 528-B
Fifth St., Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
EOE. 2tc 3/21
Port St Joe Lodge No. Ill
FJ'Q\ Reg. Stated Communication
Ist and 3rd Thursday of each
month, 8:00 p.m.,Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave.
Robert Redmon, W.M.-
Bill Jordon, Sec.
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Port St. Joe 227-2112
Just Give Us A Call-
Lew- 227-6628 2tp 314
Specializing In Reroofs
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price"
4. tfc 1/4
Faye's Nail &
TOTAL NAIL CARE
Certified Nail Technician
1905 Long Ave., w Port St. Joe
Wolff Tanning System Call for Appt.
SResidential Custom Wood
A 8 R Mechanical
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 (904 647-4047
WEWA SIDING CO.
Vinyl Siding At
A Reasonable Cost
CATERING & CAKES
In my home Monday Friday r
experience Please call day or night
For all your Household Storage Needs,
is your answer! Please call
Sday or night 229-8624,'
Teresa, Tupperware Consultant.
Catherine L. Collier
Indenpendeit Sales Represeniaivte
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St Joe
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
TLC LAWN SERVICE
"Catering to All Your Lain Service Needs"
MOWING, EDGING, TRIMMING, SPRAYING,
FERTILIZING, WEEDING, CLEAN OUTS,
SPRINKLER REPAIR, AND LANDSCAPING
Free Estimates ..
John F. Law
Practicing over 29 Years
No Recovery No Fee (Costs Only)
7229 Deer Haven Road, P.C.
LOANS D J PAWN SHOP
"The Little House with the Big Deals"
Corer of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Business: (904) 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9-12
Harmon's Heavy Equipment co.
Specializing in Black Top Soil
BULLDOZERS BACKHOES *LOADERS TRACTORS DUMP TRUCKS
648-8924 OR 648-5767 if no answer
LIC # RF0051042
FREE ESTIMATES RG 0051008
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION "REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL,
'INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821
Pressure Washing, Houses, Mobile
Homes, Residential, Commercial.
639-3028. 4te 2/29
C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work. root
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, .fil dirt.
Rt.2, Box A1C, Port St. Joe
Licensed & Instired
Port St. Joe Call 9-6326
pd. thru April i
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
UC. #ER0013168 .INSURED
Caring for God's Creanon-
Genesis Lawn Service
Free fstimateu f-feest Depeadale .
S DAVID SMILEY McCROAN
Average Stump $10.00
A-lj Tree Service & Stump Grinding
SVickery Enterprises, Inc.
tf 4 6
MOWING RAKING WEEDING
Serving Mexido Beach, St. Joe Beach,
Port St. Joe & Wewahitchka
"I will work for YOU!" CLYDE SANFORD '
Mexico Beach, FL
r" - I
ISt. Joe Rent-All, Inc. '
I Small Engine Repairs Ii
Factory Warranty Center
I Tillers /
e Chain Saws
i Engine Sales I
706 1st St. St. Joe
I 227-2112 I
5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Renfals 6 Days A Week
ASKABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112
BOB'S PAINT &
29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
: e ., tfc4/6
Don't forget the outside
of your house, porch,
sidewalk and driveway.
INSURANCE FREE ESTIMATES
4476 Hwy. 98, #3
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Z\0 e Residential
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
* Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
19 FAMILY OWNED
0 PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
Do you have missing/broken pieces of
Tupperware, or would you just like to
see a new catalog? Call
Patricia Taylor. Consultant 31c 3
Personalized skin cre pro
Igm iz Ifoyu
tested Cssalltoda for a^H
FREE consu^~ltain JEani3s^
|ar Kay BeautyConsl-
- R_ - H A60"Wip"
k, ,, /td 1112
Ucense ro. R0003177
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
Land Clearing o* Road Building
Stump Pulling Bush Hogging
Rootraking Fish Ponds
955 SR 381 Terry L Brock
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Phone (904) 639-3829
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
5+ ALLEN'S GULF
Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Free Estimafes and Design
Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SI SI KFE
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. O. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 vc 1/4 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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 sc12/1
.. .. .. ... .. .
S Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
50 for each additional word.
$2.00 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1996 PAGE 7B
Youth Organizer. The Washington
Improvement Group is seeking an in-
dividual to organize our youth compo-
nent. This Youth'Organizer will have
an intimate knowledge of the North
'ort St. Joe community, and will be
able to establish linkages with com-
munity youth. Excellent organlzation-
al and communication skills required.
Part time only. Salary $6-$8/hour,
depending upon' experience. Must be
able to work evenings and weekends.
This is a grantunded position, with
no guarantee, of continued funding
beyond December 1996. Submit resu-
mfs or letter of inquiry to Mark
McGrude,. Exec. Director, P. O. Box
754, Port St Joe, FL 32457.
3601 Communications is accepting re-
sumes for Customer Service Repre-
sentatives. Position requires excellent
communication skills, .typing and
data entry skills, as well as computer
knowledge. Prefer tow years customer
service experience. EOE/AA employ-
er. Send resumes to: Kristin Eagan,
360" Communications, 2503 Hwy. 77
North, Panama City, FL 32405.
E-Z Serve. Asst. Managers, Sales As-
sociates, full and part-time. Pro-
gressive convenience store chain
seeking Full. & Part-Time employees
for all shifts. Excellent Pay and Bene-
fits. No experience necessary will,
train; Call one, of the following loca-
tions for interview or apply at any of
the several E-Z Service locations lo-
cated near you.
Port St. Joe 647-8826
Apalach area 653-8322
Bay County 785-1949
Now hiring waiters, waitresses, cooks,
dishwashers, full or part time, flexible
hours. Apply Julle's Restaurant, 222
Reid Ave., Port St. Joe. tfc 3/14
Captains, Mates, Engineers, ABs,
OSs, experienced Deckhands needed
for offshore oil industry. Competitive
salary, benefits, hitch schedules. Call
Maritime, 904-234-9900. 12tp 3/7
Let us help you succeed in your real
estate career. We are' expanding to
better serve our growing group of sat-
isfied customers. Excellent pay plan
and support. We advertise extensive-
ly; so we have prospects. Call Tom
Mays or Sandy Smock today 227-
1450, Hannon Realty, Inc. tfc 3/7
Taking applications for smiling faces
for 1996 season, transportation and
phone a must. El Governor Motel,
648-5757.... .4tc 2/22
Top of the:Gulf Restaurant, Mexico
Beach, now taking applications for all
positions. Apply Tuesday thru Friday
after 3 p.m. central time. tfc 3/7
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 3/7
POSTAL JOBS Start $12.08/hr. For
exam and application info call (219)
769-8301 ext FL 515,. 9 a.m. 9 p.m.
Harvest gold Kenmore electric range,
$175; Kenmore 17.0 cu. ft. refig.,
$275. 229-8683 after six p.m.
8'x10' metal storage building, $500.
647-5794. Itc 3/21
Very attractive sofa, 7 1/2 ft. long,
like new, call Elsie Bowman, 110
Westcott Circle. 229-8867. Itp 3/21
Ceramic greenware, bisque, finished
pieces, supplies and firing. Livem's
Ceramic Comer, 3417 Overstreet Rd.,
4.5 miles north from Hwy. 98 on Hwy.
386. Monday thru,Friday, 0 a.m. till
5 p.m. Call 648-3065. 4tc 3/21
Elegant wedding gown, full length,
satin & lace, embroidered with pearls
& sequins, includes teardrop ring veil
to mid-back,'very long train w/pearls'
& sequins. crinoline included. Valued
at $1,000. Asking $500 obo. 648-
5058,' ask for Laura. Itp 3/21
One John Deere tractor w/hydraullc
disc; one Massey-Ferguson 135 w/6'
bush hog. Call 639-5810 day, 639-
5073 after 5 p.m. tfc 3/21
Eight solid wood dining chairs, wth
black vinyl seats, make offer. Call
229-6343 after 6:00.
Two electrically adjustable Wonder
beds, 38"x80", S600. One kitchen ta-
ble, 3'x5', 4 chairs, $100 (almond).
SCall648-8561. 2tp 3/14
'Some "Spalding" brand, gold clubs w/
bag for clubs. Set of irons & 2 woods
(#3 & #5). Entire set, will not sell indi-
vidual clubs, good cond, $55; Black &
Decker bench top, drill press, variable
speed, 3/8" chuck, good cond., $55.
Browning compound bow, w/alum.
arrows & detachable Kwlk-Quiver.
*Also has sights, very good cond., $70.
Approx. 24"x32" painted picture of a
white-tailed buck, standing In forest,
on artist's canvas, not framed, very
good cond., 815. Brown briefcase, ;
new cond., $30. Black & Decker
dust-buster w/wall holder-& recharg- f
er, $10. C" 647-8187.
210 Sandlewood Blvd. $79,900
3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Land: 339 Acre, Corner
SPECIAL FEATURES: Beach house w/3 decks, steps to Gulf
and Bay, wet bar in bedroom, sliding glass doors to all decks,
frame 2 story home only 5 years old. Price includes: range,
refrig., dishwasher, microwave, carpet, drapes and blinds.
PORT ST. JOE
FishermenI $18,000, 1/2 acre well-
elevated. Prime building lot. Half mile
to best river fishing in Panhandle.
Owner will finance w/one-thlrd down.
Hannon Realty. Call Sandy Smock
Waterfront for sale. 2 bedroom town-
house, 38th St., nice, Mexico Beach.
Call 904-648-4740 or 205-332-8123.
Corner lot on Doc Whitfleld Road,
$6,500. Close to fishing, camping,
hunting. Hannon Realty. Call Sandy
Smock 227-1450. 2tc 3/14
3 bdrm., w/ large walk-in closets, 2
ba., Ig. living w/separate dining area,
eat-in kitchen w/pantry. Front &
back decks on 1g. lot, $52,000 nego-
tiable. Call 647-8081. tfc 3/7
Investor Potential $49,500. Block
rambler with huge fenced yard, 12'
above grd pool & attached garage to
remodel for 3rd bd/bath suite. Quiet,
nice neighborhood. Hannon Realty.
Call Sandy Smock 227-1450.
CARPENTRY, patio enclosure, siding,
windows installed, your home built,
additions, decks and more. All work is:
guaranteed & done by a licensed gen-
eral contractor licensed #RG0066513.
Look at work I have done. If you like
it, hire me. Expert work and nothing
less. Of course free estimates. THE ::
HOUSE DOCTORS, 647-3300 or-1-
800-919-HOUSE. tfc 3/7
Mushroom Compost, $15 yard, any-
time, 648-5165. tfc 3/7
LOOK, Screen/glass rooms win-
dows siding. Look at work I've done.
If you like it. hire me. Expert work
Rock bottom prices Licensed general
contractor. The House Doctors, (904)
647-3452 or 1-800-919-HOUSE.
LOST in vicinity of hospital and Cen-
tennial Building or long Aye. toward
high school. ,An oil painting of a jag-
.uar in a tree, almost completed but
unsigned, fell off trunk of mny: car. If
found PLEASE call 229-6344. If no
answer, leave message. Itp
AKC fawn Great Danes, champion.
bloodlines, $450. 648-8827 or 648-
8110. Itc 3/21
Adorable Maltese pups, one male, one
female, AKC registered. 227-1420 af-
ter 4:30., 2tp 3/14
Wanted: 2 year old male Sharpi, 648-
5306. 2tc 3/14
HAPPY JACK MANGE MEDICINE, the
oldest & most reliable treatment for
SEVERE skin diseases on dogs &
horses. Contains NO Benzyl Benzoatel
Available O-T-C, BARFIELD'S LAWN
& GARDEN, 229-2727. 4tc 3/7
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.
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.
2.73 acres for sale at Sunshine
Farms, comer lot, $15,000 negotia-
ble. 827-2379. tifc 11/9
For sale by owner: two story new
- home.. 2048 sq.i-.-; 3 bdrm., 2-1-.2
bath, master bdrm, .22'xl6'.wth gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
unl. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. tfc 3/7
Business for Sale: Phantry Building
and extra lot. Income producing.
Three business units downstairs and
a manager's apartment. Four hotel
rooms w/full baths upstairs. 24 cll-
mate-controlled mini-storage units
upstairs and down. Best location in
town for detail outlets. Call 1-800-
800-9894. tfc 3/7
Half acre lots for sale, Hwy. 386,
Overstreet, Creekview Subd., $500
down. $96.48 per month, 120
months. Call and leave message. 229-
6031. tfc 3/7
'The Best of Both Worldsl COUNTRY
LIVING on beautiful Wetappo Creek
S(Gulf County) and only 6 miles from.
THE BEACHES. 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath,
DR, LR. Ig. FL rm. & laun. rm. cen h/
a, ww carpet, stone fp, on secluded r/
2 acre w/deeded access to boat:land-
ing. and campground facilities.
$65,000. 648-8334. 2tc 3/14
189 Barbara Dr. 3 bdrm., 2 ba., mod-
ular home, vinyl siding, cen. air, insu-
lated roof over, heat pump, garden
.tub, ceiling fans, split bedrooms, re-
frig., stove, new tiles, deep well, nice
neighborhood, fenced yard. Call own-
-er week days 227-1342 evenings and
weekends 904-874-2497, $48,000.
First tier $29,900 beach access lot.
Gulf view, comer lot, 1/4 :acre in
Treasure Shore. No commercial devel-
opment Just miles of sand and suni
Hanrion Realty. Call Sandy Smock
227-1450. 2tc 3/14
For Sale by Owner: 3 bdrm., .l 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 Creekview 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 an dCom-
mercial Properties. Arthur Noired,
334-745-6673. 8tp 2/22
The Boardwalk, Cape San Bias, 3
bdrm, 2 ba. house, loft, 3 decks.
647-3828. 8tp 2/8
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 3/7
Howard Creek: Murphy Rd., 3 bdrm.,
2 ba. 1,850 sq. ft., cen. h&a, fans,
carpet, fireplace, porches, double car-
.port, vinyl & stone siding, plenty stor-
age. Come see, make offer. 827-1725
or 827-6855. tfc 3/7
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, S63,000. Call 229-2740 or
227-2046 for appt. tic 3/7
SEASHORES HOUSE FOR
SALE, nice stucco 3 bdrm., 2
ba.; Lanai w/heated pool; gar-
.age & storage bldg. $110,000.
206 Narvaez St.
1/2 acre lot with septic tank, $9,500.
Overstreet Road. Owner financing,
227-2020, ask for Billy. tfc 3/7
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile' off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 3/7
For Sale- St. Joe Beach
3 bdrm., 2 ba. modular home
in good cond., Ig. liv. rm,
cathedral ceilings, ceiling fan,
w/updated carpeting, paint,
interior drs. Convenient
kitchen w/many cabinets &
food pantry. Spacious master
bdrm. w/cathedral ceiling &
ceiling fan. Lg. garage plus
workshop or storage space.
Front & back porches plus
patio. Many additional extras
by loving homeowners. Price
$55,000. Call 229-9205, after
2109 Palm Blvd. $82,500
3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Land: 1 1/2 lots
SPECIAL FEATURES: One story block rambler with in-
ground pool, auto. filtering system, special hurricane
protection awnings, thermal windows, ex. Ig. family
room, central heat and air. Price includes range, dish-
washer, carpet and blinds.
PORT ST. JOE
SElizabeth W. Thompson
EALOf LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
Office: Hwy. 98 at 19th St., Mexico Beach
Mailing Address: Rt. 3, Box 167, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FAX: (904) 648-4247
904-648-5683 or 1-800-582-2990
After Hours: Jay Rish, Associate Broker, 904-229-1070,
Brenda Miller, Salesperson, 904,648-5435
103A.-S. 28th-Street,-Mexico Beach.;-Beachside doaplex ltaIin J
imiiaculate condition. Complete remodeled 2 BR 1 BA, tile kitchen,
tile bath, all appliances, berber carpeting, furnished, screened porch,
view of water. Call Brenda Miller for an appointment. PRICE $80,000.
41st Street, Mexico Beach. One cleared buildable lot with view of
water, lot size is 75'x90', zoned tourist residential. Excellent for rental
unit or weekend beach house. See Brenda Miller for all the details.
PRICE $35,000 Cash.
Look for us on the Internet at
Call or write for our full brochure on sales and
rentals. Let us find you the perfect house or lot.
Fantasy Proerties, Inc.
1200 U. S. Hwy. 98 John M. Delorme, Realtor
S Mexico Beach, FL 32410 647-3633
6 Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478 647-8939 Jo
f. L o7
Mexico Beach, 109 38th St. N. Canal front home, Ig. 2
Br 2 ba., new carpet, new roof, covered boat slip
w/motorized lift, dock & seawall.
113 S. 35th St., Mexico Beach Windsong #5 Large two story
stilt townhome on the Gulf, end unit, 3 Br 3 Ba, tastefully dec-
orated, CH/A, all elec. kit., fully furn., 2 decks overlooking
Gulf. Paved parking underneath. New roof. Approx. 1985 sq. /
ft. Not on rental program. $210,000
7799 Hwy 98, St. Joe.Beach Far N Away Beautifully deco-
rated 3 Br 2 Ba half of duplex, completely remodeled in 1992.
1 Br 1 Ba downstairs, 2 Br 1 Ba upstairs. Washer/dryer, new
SCH/A. Excellent rental $199,000
126 Miramar Dr Gulfview Duplex 2 Br 1 Ba each side, large
kitchen, screened porch, CH/A, fully furnished. Good rental
75' X 125' lot. $190,000
126 Circle D. Great View second lot from beach 3 Br 2 ba
home, Florida rm, furnished, completely updated. Approx.
1212 sq. ft 58'x78.5' lot, more or less. Excellent rental. $150,000.
109-B S. 38th St. Summerplace 11, Nicely furnished 3 br 1.5
ba. townhome. includes washer/dryer, electric kitchen, dish-
washer, new CH/A & new hot water heater. Approx. 1200 SF.
Excellent rental potential $72,500 REDUCED $67,500
105 S. 32nd St. 3 Br 2 Ba brick home, carport and screened
porch, completely furnished, CH/A, approx. 1000 sq. ft., 75' X
105' lot. Good rental! $125,000
31st St. and Highway 98 Sea Gull Duplex. Each side has 1 Br
1 Ba. Partially furnished. Approx. 100' highway frontage.
Zoned tourist commercial. Possible owner financing. $90,000
28th St. and Highway 98 Bluewater-A End townhouse unit
in a fourplex, with water view from back deck 2 Br 1.5 Ba fur-
nished, CH/A. $70,000
ACROSS HIGHWAY FROM BEACH
117 First St. 2 Br 1 Ba stilt beach house. Nice weekend retreat.
Completely furnished. Window A/C. Approx 1000 SF.
:Approx. 50' X 122' lot. Excellent rentaL $49,000
121 First St. 3 Br T Ba, stilt home, well maintained, new car-
pet. CH/A. Less than 1 block to dedicated beach. 50' X 122' lot.
201 3rd St. Large 3 Br 2 Ba concrete block home, with Fla.
room. Just recently redone All new kitchen cabinets and
appliances, new carpeting, vinyle, verticals, CH/A. Just paint-
ed inside. On two lots 75' X 112' each. Also has storage house,
Must see this one! $89,900
Joy Holder 648-8493
Joan Kent 647-3264
Don Rains 647-3270
Moira Ritch 647-5286
man Smlthwick 648-8121
406 7th St. 3 Br 2 Ba brick home, pool fireplace. $5,000 rebate
for paint and carpet. 1593 sq. ft..75' X 110' lot: $85,000
209 Virginia St. 2 Br 2 Ba 1989 mobile home, 14' X 70' with
Florida room addition. CH/A. Nice quiet neighborhood. 100'
X 137.5' lot. $65,000
403,Georgia Ave. 3 Br 2 Ba spacious 24' X 56' modular home,
garden tub in master Ba, entry 'hall, Ig. liv. rm. w/fireplace,
din. rmn, kit. w/appliances, CH/A, breakfast area, pantry
w/dining area off kitchen; split bedroom plan. Screened porch
off dining room, deck, fenced backyard, storage building.
1002-D Hwy. 98 2 Br 1.5 ba. townhouse w/waterview. End
unit in fourplex. CH/A, appliances. New carpet. Approx. 1100
sq. ft. $60,000.
Hwy 98 & 10th St. Jolly Roger Pizza & Bakery Business -
Well established business. Excellent location in 'high traffic
area of Mexico Beach. Owner financing available. $49,000
218 Triton St. 3 Br 1 Ba two story stucco home. Updated in
1992. Has new windows and bath redone. Furnished. Window
A/C. Outside utility room with washer/dryer connections.
Approx. 1250 sq. ft. $75,000 REDUCED $69,500
9411 Auger Ave. 3 Br 2 Ba home, CH/A, appliances, nice and
roomy approx 1500 sq. ft. 75' X 100' fenced lot. $79,900
213 Sea Pines Dr. 4 Br 3 Ba home. Woodburning fireplace, 2
car garage. Lots of closet space, balcony off master bedroom.
Approx. 2100 SF. Partially fenced backyard, screened patio. 80'
X 105' lot..$129,000
Gulfaire Dr. Triplex. Two 3 Br 2 Ba units and one 1 Br 1 Ba
unit. Very nice. Good investment. To be sold together. Total
ST. JOE BEACH
6260 Highway 98 54 Ft. facing the Gulf affording a great
panoramic view. House has many possiblities--could be used
as a single family, 6 Br 4 Ba home. Two story octagon con-
struction with 5 steel beams designed to withstand he ele-
ments. Could also be used as two separate apartments as the
lower level has 2 Br 2 Ba with kitchen and its own CH/A sys-
tem. All new decking covering half of the house. City water,
septic, and irrigation well. Home is on one lot and also comes
with another adjoining yet separate lot. Must be seen to be
appreciated. Too many features to list. Priced at, $235,00.
Coronado St. & Hwy 98 2 Br 1.5 Ba townhome. with unre-
stricted Gulf view! CH/A. Furnished. Nice. REDUCED to
229 Coronado St. 2 Br 1 Ba cottage, completely furnished,
carpeted, screened porch on side. New roof. 1.5 block to beach.
65' X 125' lot. 563,000
142 Bay St. 2 Br 1 Ba stilt home. One block to beach. Corer
lot. Underneath storage. $74,500
14-C Bay St. Nice 3 Br 1 Ba frame home on a good 75' X 125'
lot in secluded neighborhood. Has large screened porch and a
14' X 24' auxiliary building. Priced to sell at $65,000. OWNER
ANXIOUS MAKE OFFERS NOW.
6917 Georgia Ave. 3 Br 2 Ba modular home in excellent con-
dition. Many features including double garage, workshop,
front and back porch, concrete drive, cathedral ceiling in LR,
landscaped and satellite dish. Must see to appreciate. $62,900
100 Santa Anna Frame duplex, 2 Br 1 Ba upstairs, 1 Br 1 Ba
downstairs. 1/2 block to beach. Good rental history. $80,000
REDUCED to $75,000. MAKE OFFER
209 Balboa 1 block to beach. Comfortable 3 Br 3 Ba home
with aluminum siding, large deck, storage building, carport,
20' X 20' shop, original 1985 20' X 40' mobile home with addi-
tion of liv. rm. and bedroom and bath 3 years ago. Home has
economical gas heat plus gas stove connections. CH/A, well
and sprinkler system, fans and mini blinds. Call for appoint-
ment. $101,500 OR
home plus 3 rental mobile homes; income of $325 each per
month. Separate septic tanks. Call for details. $165,000
PORT ST. JOE
1034 McClelland Ave. 2 Br 1 Ba home on large corer lot,
new CH/A and new water heater. House has liv. rm./din.
area, hardwood floors, porch, and garage. $50,000 REDUCED
219 7th St. 3 large Br 1 Ba home w/roomy kitchen and din-
ing area. New carpet, freshly painted. Fireplace in liv. rm.
Central air, gas heat, stove, refrig., washer and dryer. Storage
shed, utility room on 50' X 175' fenced lot. $44,900
263 Forest St. 2 Br 1 Ba 1987 mobile home on 163' X 330' lot
with storage shed, fish pond possible owner financing.
S HOWARD CREEK AND AREA
Squirrel Ave. 4 Br. 1.5 Ba, frame home situated on 2 cleared
lots. Loft area, Liv. Rm/Din. area open cross beamed ceiling.
Kitchen has new cabinets and new vinyl flooring. Central air,
gas heater, new hot water tank, large screened front porch.
This and more for a very affordable price of $43,500.
Port St. Joe Approx. 2 acres commercial/industrial with old
garage lots of possibilities $99,000
St. Joe Beach U S 98 between Balboa and Magellan 3/4
block and 1 lot Permitted for condos only. $330,000
36th St. Beachside of highway 4th lot from water. 75' X 100'.
Grand Isle Nan Nook and Kim Kove Lot 19, Blk D 71' X
Wysong S/D Comer of Robin Lane & 15th St. Lot 1, Blk 3
149' X 70' X 127' X 100'. $14,000 MAKE OFFER
Wysong S/D Robin Lane Approx. 250' X 100', irregular
shape. Lot 10, Blk 1. With septic tank. $17,500
Wysong SID Robin Lane Lot 9, Blk 3 Unit 17. $11,500
Cypress St. (off 15th St.) 2 large lots 125' X 87.5' for a total of
250' on road to be sold together (commercial or residential).
$35,000 Make Offer
Azalea St. 75' X 100' Lot 13,Blk H, Unit 11. $12,000
Mobile Homes Or Houses
Fortner & t'f yYi oS X 150').
$17500 UI4V Eli 1IfM1
Faulk Place 100' X 120', with large septic tank. $21,000
Hwy 386 Beacon Hill Estates Lot 9, Blk 1, Unit 1, 100' X 120'.
Luda Ave. Lot 10, Blk 1, Unit 1. $13,000
Triton St. Lots 5 & 6, Blk 3, Unit 1 irregular. $32,00
Mobile Homes or Houses
Starfish & Cowries Ave. Lot 20, Blk 22. $13,500
Homes Only Subdivision swimming'pool and tennis courts
Sea Pines Dr. Lot 5, Blk B Nice lot for your dream home.
Gulfaire Dr|- Lot 11, Blk C Approx. 75' X 125'. $29,000
Gulfaire Dr Lot 15, Blk C Approx. 85' X 125'. $22,900
Lots 4,5,6,7,8 & 9, $20.000 each..
Nautilus Dr Lot 1, Blk A Corner lot. $20,000
Nautilus Dr Lot 3, Blk A. $Ilb,iuu
Nautilus Dr Lot 9, Blk A. $20,000
ST. JOE BEACH
Mobile Homes or Houses
Atlantic St. 50' X. 100' lot in first block off highway on left.
Pineda St. 50' X 125' each 4 lots in first block across from
beach. $20,000 each
Americus & Selma Sts. 84' X 150' Lot 11, Blk 10. $14,500
PORT ST. JOE
Garrison Av,.d ', TL.o,,iIt nicdtgh and
dzyresident lt NaR] 6 I' I |ACT; I
Creekwood LI.s 14 & 15, Approm 1 ?5 acres total PLUS2 pie-
shaped lots 6 & 7 directly on the creek. Sold as package.
Wetappo Creek and Highway '386 ''15.5 acres Great
Highway 71 Gulf County Farms 4 acres. $15,700
Stone Mill Creek North of Wewa on Hwy 71 Close to great
freshwater fishing. Lot 1 & 3. Blk n C onn each lot
Riverside Park.- Land Dr. Lots Jne ulock to boat
basin. $8,000 each. Both lots available for less money.
Outreach Counselor: Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Inc. has an Out-
reach Counselor to work with Juve-
niles and their families in Wewahitch-
ka. Duties: interviewing and
evaluations; individual, group, and
family counseling; case management;
home visits; treatment planning and
record, keeping; and agency consulta-
tion. Requirements: a Bachelor's De-
gree in a mental health discipline and
HRS screening. Counseling experi-
ence preferred. On-call rotation may
be required. Apply to: Edwin R. Ailes,
Executive Director, Gulf County Guid-
ance Clinic, Inc., 311 Williams Ave.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. E.O.E.
Needed: Room and board care for chil-
dren or elderly in Port St. Joe or Mexi-
co Beach area. Call 872-5219.
Consignments wanted for upcoming
auctions. Wade Clark Auctions. 229-
9282. ltc 3/21
Florida certified Senior Companion /
Caregiver seeking full time long-term
employment in Mexico Beach or Port
St. Joe area. Ambulatory only. No
live-in. Please call 904-575-6821, ref-
erences. 4tc 3/7
Seeking to rent land set up for mobile
home in Mexico Beach area. Owner
has 1995 Cavalier 16'x80'. Please call
904-575-6821, ask for Molly.
PAGE SB THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1996
NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARD OF LAND SURVEYORS
IN RE: The license to practice land surveying and
mapping of ,
mapping of Donald F. Mowrey, Jr.
S 312 lola Street
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Post Office Box 838
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456-0838
CASE NO.: 92-13173
LICENSE: LS 0001999
PLACE: Formal Hearing
Gulf County Courthouse, Law ULbrary
1000 5th Street Highway 71
Port St. Joe, Florida
The Department of Business and Professional
Regulation has filed an Administrative Complaint
against you, a copy of'which may be obtained by
contacting Attorney Miriam S. Wilknson,
Departmnent of Business and Professional
Regulation, 1940 N. Monroe Street, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-0782, (904) 488-0062.
If no contact has been made by you concerning the
above by April 4, 1996, the formal hearing will be
held on April 11, 1996 at 9:30 am. before the
Division of Administrative Hearing.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities
Act, Persons needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should contact the
indivdual or agency sending notice not later than
seven days prior to the proceeding at the address
given on notice. Telephone: (904) 257-6097;
1-800-965-8771 (DD) or 1-800-965-8770 (V). via
Florida Relay Service.
4tc, February 29. March 7, 14 and 21. 1996.
IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR GULF
JOHNNIE MAE ALLEN, as Personal
Representative of the Estate
of Horace Allen.
vs. CASE NO.95.214-CC
THE ESTATE OF LESTER ALLEN,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THE ESTATE OF LESTER ALLEN, his
unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, credton. and all other parties
clIlmIn by, through. under or against
him or the estate and their respective
unknown asigns, successors in Interest,
trustees and all claimants, person or
parties, natural or corporate, or whose
exact legal status Is unknoiw-a. iming
under any of the above named or
described Defendant or parties or elaimnl
to have any right, title or Interest n and
to the lands hereinafter described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title on
the following described property in Gulf County,
Lot 17 and the East 27 of Lot 15 in Block
1009. of the City of Port St Joe, Gulf
County, Florida, as per plat thereof on file.
at th office of the Clerk of Court.
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any. to it,
on CHARLES A COSTING, ESQUIRE, Plaintiffs
attorney, whose address Is Post Office Box 96. Port
St. Joe. Florida 32456, on or before March 28,
1996, and to file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or
Immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petion.
DATED this 27th day of February. 1996.
BENNY C. LISTER. Clerk of Court
By: /s/ Constance Redd. Deputy Clerk
4tc. February 29 and March 7, 14 and 21, 1996.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF CASE NO:
HENRY LARSON BOZEMAN. JR..
a/k/a H. L Bozeman, Jr., a/k/a/
Henry L Boseman. Jr., a/k/a/
HentyL. Bozeman, a/k/a/ H. L Bozematn
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL RSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered in the
Estate of. HENRY LARSON BOZEMAN, JR.,
deceased. Fie No. 96-0003-CP. by the Circuit.
Court for Gulf County, Florida Probate Division,
the address-of which ts 1000 Fifh Street, Port St
Joe. Florida 32456: that the Lot A caah value of the
estate is $20.035.00 and that the names and
addresses of those to whom It has been assigned
by such Order are: .
UNDA F. BOZEMAN
Route 1, Box22
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
served within three (3) months after the date of the
first publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE 'DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT 80
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The first publication date of this Notice is
Attorney for Petltioner:
Charles Isler, Jn
SCharles S Isler I, I P. A.
Post Offce Box 430
Panama City, Florida 32402
Linda F. Boeman"
Route 1, Box 22
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 :
2tc, March 14 and 21, 1996.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
Notice Is hereby given that, pursuant to Chapter
865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned intends
to register with the Division of Corporations,
Department of State the fictitious trade name
under which it will be engaged in business and in
whlch'said business is to be carried on, to-wit:
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: Pates Service & Tire
MAILING ADDRESS: 216 Monument Avenue, Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456.
OWNER (S): James M. Mock and B. R. Williams. .
2tc, March 14 and 21, 1996.
tN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN'RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE DIVISION
CLEO SCOTT GUNN File Number 96-11
Deceased. Division: Circuit
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of Cleo Scott
Gunn, deceased, File Number 96-11, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida. Probate
Division. the address of which is Gulf County
Courthouse. Port SL Joe, FL 32456. The names
and addresses of the personal representative and
the personal representatives attorney are set forth
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
All persons on whom this notice is served
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the personal
representative, venue, or Jurisdiction of this Court
are required to file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or -demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice Is
served within three months after the date of the
first publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRIY
DAY.-AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their claim with this
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBUCATION OF TllS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIM, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date.of the first publication of this
Notice is March 14, 1996.
AttorneyTfor Personal Representative:
Carroll L McCauley
36 Oak Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401
Florida Bar No.: 112229
H. Fred Scott
318 Harrison Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401
2tc, March 14 and 21. 1996.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
The City of Wewahitchka has received funding
from the Florida Small Cities Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the
habilitation of twenty-eight (28) homes in the
All interested individuals and firms are invited to
pre-qualify for addition to the bidders list. The
reared documents to be submitted are as
'I. The complete name of the individual or firm
doing business, street address, mailing.
address, telephone number.
2. Federal Employee Identification Number or
Social Security Number.
3. The name, mailing address, and Social
Security Number of all principals in the firm.
4. Copy of Occupational License or any
applicable trade license required by local
5, Copy of state certification or registration from
the appropriate agency.
6. Proof of insurance to include general liability,
and worker's compensation or a waiver from
the appropriate agency.
The completed package should'be mailed to Julian
Webb and Associates, Inc.. 712 W. Washington
Street Quncy, Florida 32351. Attn: David Hines.
For further information call (904) 627-2363.
THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA IS AN EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY/FAIR HOUSING COMMUNITY
3tc, March 21, 28, and April 4, 1996.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OFTHE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 96-13
IN RE: The Estate of
CHRISTOPHER DAVID HORTON,
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
CHRISTOPHER DAVID HORTON. deceased.- File
Number 96-13, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Gulf County, Florida. Probate Division, the
address of which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000
5th Street, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The name
and address of the Personal Representative and
his attorney are set forth below.
All interested persons are required to file
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROMTHE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS NOTICE, (1) All
claims against the estate and (2) any objection by
San interested person on whom notice was served
that challenges the validity of the Will, the
qualifications of the Personal Representative,
venue or jurisdiction of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
DATE of the first publication of this Noticeof
Administration Is March 21, 1996.
/s/ WILLIAM J. RISH
RISH & GIBSON. P.A
303 4lh Street
Port St Joe, Florida 32456
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0066806
/s/ DAVID R. HORTON
.1013 Long Avenue
Port SL Joe, FL 32456
2tc, March 21 and 28. 1996
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9596-22
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida will receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corporation interested in
selling the County the following described personal
(1) New Flatbed Dump Truck
Specifications can be obtained from the Clerk of
Circuit Court, 1000 Fifth Street, Port St Joe, FL
32456 or by calling (904) 229-6112.
Delivery date must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver on
specified date will be set at $25.00 per day.
Please indicate on the envelope that this Is a
sealed bid, the Bid Number, and what the bid is
Bids willbe received until 5:00 p.m.. Easterri
Standard Time, April 4, 1996. at:
Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gulf County Courthouse
1000 Fifth Street
Port St Joe, FL 32456
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
/s/Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
2tc, March 21 anrd 28, 1996.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS'
BID NO. 0596-23
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf,
County, Florida. will receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corporation intreted in'
selling the County the following described personal i
(1) New 6610 Diesel Tractor with "'
Mo-Trim ;MT attachment
Specifications can be obtained from the Clerk of
Circuit Court, 1000 Fifth Street, Port St Joe, FL
32456 or by calling (904) 229-6112.
Delivery date mustbe specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver on
specified date will be set at $25.00 per day.
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
saled bid the Bid Number, and what the bid is
Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m., Eastern
StandardTime. April 4, 1996, at:
Offce of the Clerk of the Circuit Court
1000 Fifth Street
Port SL Joe, FL 32456
The Board-reserves the right to reject-any and all
BOARDOF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
2tc. March 21 and 28 1996.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9596-24
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf "
County, Florida, will receive sealed bids from any'
person, company, or corporation interested in
selling the County the following described.personal
(1) 1992 or newer Tractor for Low-Boy
Specifications can be obtained from the Clerk of '
Circuit Court, 1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, FL
32456 or by calling (904) 229-6112.
Delivery date must be specified
Uquldated damages for failure to deliver on
specified date will be set at $25.00 per day.
Please Indicate on the envelope that this is, a
108 Westcott Circle, $69,900
3 bedrooms, I 1/2 baths. Land: Irr. shaped lot
SPECIAL FEATURES: 1 story home w/lg., open lv. areas, hardwood
floors in bedrooms, ceramic tile baths, Ig. pantry & breakfast bar in
kitchen. Family rm. w/built.in bookcases. Spacious backyard; roof only
5 yrs. old. Price includes: range/osen (self-cleaning, stove hood/fan.
dishwasher, blinds (except vertical blinds in living room).
EDA RUTH TAYLOR,
Faith Christian School
Names Honor Roll Students
Fred Goebert, principal of
Faith Christian School is pleased
to announce the names of those
students who were included on
the fourth six weeks honor roll for
the 1995-96 school year.
Earning placement on the
"All A's" honor roll were:
First grade-Sam Cox, Jenni-
fer Johnson, and Jason Price.
Second grade-Kelly Geoghag-
an, Michael Griffin, Zachary Nor-
ris, Ashlyn Parker, and Michelle
Third grade-Audrey Cobb,
Heather Henderson, Sarah Mont-
gomery, Laura Seay, Mark Vinson,
and Kayla Wiley.
Fourth grade-Rachel Blxler,
Lyndsey Hill, and Ashley Smith.
Floyd, Rachel Geoghagan, and Re-
Tenth grade-Amanda Haney.
'The Amazing Grace Apostolic
Church of Port St. Joe will be
holding revival nightly. March 20-
22. The featured speaker will be
Elder Marvin Davis.
Pastor Robert Lowery invites
everyone to come and be blessed.
sealed bid, the Bid Number, and what the bid is
Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m., Eastern
Standard Time, April 4, 199.6 at:
Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gulf County Courthouse
1000 FIth Street
Port SL Joe. FL 32456
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY,' FLORIDA
/s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman,
2tc, March 21 and 28, 1996.
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PORT ST. JOE
Earning placement on the
"All A's and B's" honor roll were:
First grade-Sarah Allen, Jim-
my Curry, Warren Floyd, Nicholas
Johnson, Byron Peters, Arsenio
Sanders, and James White.
Second grade-Heather Lee.
Third grade-Charlie Cox,
Kari Dykes, Jeffrey Pitts, and Amy
Fourth grade-Keith Manley
and Brandon Stitt.
Fifth grade-Katie Geoghagan,
Aidrew Perrin, Christopher Per-
rin,. and Aaron Watson.
Dykes, Chad Goebert, Rebekah
Peterson, and Jessica Tarpley.
Eighth grade-Lennon Thiel.
Ninth grade-Bryan Goebert.
Egler and Amy Goebert. .
Air Show At Tyndall Air Force Base
The public is invited to the
1996 Tyndall Air Force Base Gulf
Coast Salute. The annual base
open house air shows and dem-
onstrations are free.
lyndall's gates will be open to
the public from 9:00 a.m. -until
4:00 p.m. on March 30 and from
noon until 4:00 p.m. on March
31. This year the U.S. Navy's Blue
Angles flight demonstration team,
flying F/A-18 Hornets, and the
U.S. Army's Golden Knights para-
chuting professionals, are the
main attraction both days. Flight
demonstrations by a Navy C-130
Hercules aircraft using a Jest As-
sisted Take Off system and a F-
15 demonstration have also been
arranged for both days.
The event is for the entire
family. Refreshments and souve-
nirs will be sold at concessions
located on the flight line. Personal
ice chests arid coolers will not be
permitted in the flight line show
area. Two parks with picnIc area
and bathrooms will be available
on a first come basis. Heritage
Park is located across from the
base hospital and Bonita Bay is
located at' the foot of DuPont
1309 Monument Ave., $114,900
4 bedrooms. 2 baths. Land, 2 lots/ corner 4xl50 iotal size
SPECIAL FEArURES- 1 I/2 story stucco home w/lotrlly new Irlerior! Brand
new kitchen cabinets, ceramic tile floor, buillt-n wall oven Downstairs bath
fejturs new tub/shower, new ceramic tile floor, dbl sinkj & Hollywood
lghts. Lg. fam. rm. w/brick fp. House zoned wnh separae furnaces, cen
a/c. and hot water tanks. Price Includes range top, new dishwasher, wall
oven. care, dra3es& bllnds. ceillnF ins.
PORT ST. JOE
19005 PROPERTY TAXES
ARE DELINQUENT ON APRIL 1
* 3% Interest will be added to unpaid real
estate taxes oh April 1. Advertising
costswill be added on May 1.
1 1/2% interest per month will be added
to personal property taxes beginning
April 1. Advertising costs will be added
* All unpaid items will be advertised in the
local newspaper if payment is not
received by May 1.
* Tax Sale Certificates will be sold on all
unpaid real estate items on May 24,
* Tax Warrants will be issued on all
unpaid personal property items pursuant
to Chapter 197, Florida Statutes.
Don't Wait! Buy Now While Interest Rates Are
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CAMPER 5th wheel travel trailer on a private lot, city water and sewage
hookup. City of Wewa near Lake Alice, owner finance. $9,500.
LAND'S LANDING, Wewa. Mobile home on nice, big lot with plenty of
extras! The perfect place to relax and a steal at only $19,500.
2 BEDROOM HOUSE AT LANDS LANDING area. On Old Transfer
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stay while you vacation & fish! Near town and just up the street from the riv-
HOWARD CREEK here we come! Can't wait to stay down at the creek &
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ture: huge enclosed garage to lock up the bats! $22,500.
QUIETEST STREET IN TOWN! Very neat 2 bedroom, 2 ba. mobile home
on Sesame St., Wewa. This home is in excel. cond., ard has been very well
taken care of. Comes with the furniture and lots of extras! $25,000.
BYRD PARKER DR. Wewa down by the riverside! This 2 BR, 1 1/2 ba.
mobile home is right across the street from the Apalachicola River! $25,000.
GOODWIN ST. Wewa, at Red Bull Island. 2 BR/1 ba. mobile home, com-
Spletely furnished, just half block from the Chipola River. Has huge front deck
& well kept yard, Cen. elec. $29,000. .
CHIPOLA DRIVE Wewa, 1 block from the public boat launch! 2 BR, 1 ba:
mobile home. Furniture stays! Cen. elec. a/c, gas furnace. Lg. enclosed
garage w/lish cleaning area. Sit in the shade! $29,000.
A STEAL OF A BUY! Can.you believe a 3 BR/2 ba. doublewide on 4 1/2
acres at this price? Located on Astro Court, Stone Mill Creek, Wewa. This
property is very private-not a through street. Only $32,000.
BYRD PARKER DR., Wewa. 90 feet of river front property on paved street.
House on property is very sturdy, needs some TLC and the right person to
enjoy! Beautiful property right on the Chipola River. $32,000.
MEEKS SUBD. Wewa. Enjoy a home at the.Dead Lakes w/a view of the'
water, but no worry about flooding. High lot w/ 3 BR, 2 a. doublewide. This is
avery well kept and immaculate home w/2 covered patios to enjoy. Cook out
after your fishing trip! $34,000.
CUTE, CUTE, CUTE! This is a very striking cottage across the street from
the landing at Lands Landing. Wewa. 2 BR, 1 ba. house, all re-decorated
waiting for.your weekends of enjoyment! See this one today. $37,500.
STONE MILL CREEK, Very little down will get you into a new 3 BR, 2 ba.
mobile home on 3 acres. Creek front property. Cen. electric home is deluxe in
every feature Washer, dryer stay and some furnishings. $42,000.
BEST BUY! Lovely 3 BR, 1 1/2 bath house on a quiet, residential street in
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DEAD LAKES WATERFRONT, home on stilts, never will flood. This prop-
erty is on an acre located on the main channel of the Dead Lakes at the
Cypress Lodge area. You can't beat the price! $45,000.
CRAWFISH CABIN RD., Wewa. This home is located at the Cypress
Lodge areanorth of Wewa has everything you have dreamed of owning! All
the extra features that make this a home you will enjoy every day, not just on
weekends. Features 70' concrete pier, screened cookout area, BBQ pit, beau-
tiful interior, and sits on 150' frontage on Dead Lakes! $48,000.
DALKEITH AREA, Wewa. 2 BR, 2 ba. block home full fenced. Features
hardwood floors, satellite system, totally electric home that is just waiting for
the right family! Make time to check this one out! $55,000
SESAME ST., Wewa.This 3 BR, 2 ba. brick, home is located on a nice, qui-
et street. Cen. elec., city water, new carpet, split BR plan, & many more fea-
tures makes this the home you have been waiting for! $58,000.
OSCEOLA ST., Wewa. This house has 2,392 sq. ft. of living space. It fea-
tures 4 huge bedrooms, a separate dining rm., and is a jewel that has been
well taken care of! This older home is big & sits on 6 city lots in a very nice
neighborhood. It won't stay on the market long! $65,000.
EAST 3rd St., Wewa, 3 BR, 2 ba. house in the area near the Courthouse
in Wewa; this house has hardwood floors & is central elec. It sits on 1/2 acre
of city property, w/a nice big yard. This is a roomy house that has a lot to offer
the family. $68,500.
QUAIL RUN, Dalkeith area, Wewa. You have to see this beautiful home to
believe the features! This is a 3 BR, 2 ba. modular w/a huge back deck, paved
driveway, Ig. workshop, & many more extras! Skylights in the baths, white oak
cabinets, bright-airy windows, marble window sills, all add up to luxury! An
acre of land surrounds this private home. $82,500.
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THESE LOTS & PROPERTY HAVE "LOTS-TO-OFFER!"
2 nice lots in the city of Wewa, near Lake Alice $11,000 each.
1 acre at Stone Mill Creek, perfect to build on. .. $7,500
An acre, restricted to homes only Whispering Pines, Wewa......... $15,000
A nice lot on Canning Dr., Wewa., near the river. MH okay, city...... $11,000
17.acres prime property near high school in Wewa great price! .. $35,000
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Call Patsy Whitfleld, Broker at 904-639-3300 office, 639-5237 home.
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