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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: March 28, 1996
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR, NUMBER 30.


- INDUSTRY DEEP WATER PORT FINE PEOPLE SAFEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, MARCH 28,1996


. Contractor Comes



SOn Board For



Beach Water Work


County Received Unexpected Gift
of $306,000 for Landfill Expenses
.Southeastern Mechanical bond issue's payback date
Contractors was awarded the generated the funds need
contract to upgrade the St. Joe update the system with no
Beach water system during Tues- tonal rate increases.' M
day evening's county commission Construction ($393,917.00)
meeting. Commissioner Michael North Florida Constr
Hammond made the rpotion. ($295,490.92) also bid on th
which drew unanimous support Ject.
from the board, to accent the low


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ed to
addi-
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action
e pro-


ILUJ L UA UUCIAU, LL M A--
bid of $223.593.20 to do the work Unanticipated Revenues
on the system. Surprise Surprisel Christ-
SWater system improvements mas came early for the board
will include a 135,000 gallon during Tuesday's meeting as they
storage tank which will store ap- found themselves putting
proximately two days supply of $306.000 back into the budget
Standing room only was available in the meeting room Monday night as about 80 citizens cane -to hear the'discussion. water near the entry point of the rather than taking it -out. Corn-
system on the eastern end of St. missioner Warren Yeager had in-
Joe Beach. The tank will also al- formed the board last year in a
Slow for future growth, and expan- report from a meeting with the
sion of the system as the popula- Small County Coalition, that
xico Bh AppP tion of the area increases, headway was being made to get
Sw. Another vital part of improve- reimbursement for small counties
nuary '98 ments to the system will be a throughout the state f6r money
44M illionProposalGets50% Grant;ToBeInOperati January '9810000 gallon hydropneuma spent by them to close landfill
tank and two high pressure sites.
The current administration at sewer treatment complex with picketed the City Hall, opposing cated li' the edge of Tyndall Air pumps. These two ingredients Landlill closure has long been
Mexico Beach was able to accom- Parker, Cedar Grove, Springfield the sewer project with signs, .slo- Fgrce Base on Military Point, with will, according to contract re a thorn in the county's side. The
plish something every administra- and Tyndall Air Force Base. Gad- gand and a highly visible dempn' a ~-;forced main to carry Mexico quirements, ensure a constant state has required a barrage' of
tion at the beach community has dis got his motion out of Council- stationn. The small, but vocal Be ch's effluent to the plant for pressure of 52 pounds per square rules, regulations and tests to be
tried to get done for the past 20 man Ron Johnson and on a poll group carried ,their protest .lito treatmentt,' inch at the furthermost end of the performed as the county phased
years; approved a plan to con- of the Council, received a unani- the CqLqUcli meeting hall,, oppos- system's main water lines. out landfill sites.
strict a central sewer collection mous vote from the three other ing the expected action of' the' ..To answer- the big question Expenses for those require
system in the city straddling members of the Board, Eadle Council. 'on'every 's, mind, Arthur said ufrom Port e t sece ments were paid for from the
Highway 98, facing the Gulf of Stewart, Jim Taylor and Cecil When Mayor Gaddis .chled on ba "ed onh .'r survey of 1,211 from Por st. foe to service tontmys budget over e paet
Mexico. WJones. the m acting room adiedi.et one .'ai m.fs, [poterit ...ustom- -.Y"" beach system. fed by several county's budget over the past sev-
waer m a eral years with no help from the
Mexico. Jones. the meeting room flled.witipome .- .... ,, -[potert custom-, miles of 10 foot water line before era years with no helpfrom the
Mayor arry Gaddis called 80 or so citizens present for corn- i er'; M co Beach and the cost ileners d ot wanto the system state. The state did provide llnan-
VOCAL OPPOSITION ments, Charles Welch-and C6i ene of'the sA 'im,'it was his estima- it enters directly Into the, system. state. The state did pro de ftnan-
for a motion, Monday night, to ac- VOCAL OPPOSITION ments Charles Welch and ne of he.stem, t was hisestma- cial assistance for large counties
cept atn offered ldan aihd- raht The decision to go ahead with Knbe took the podiu to s 5ak jn ctders wo'ld. face'a Corimissioner Michael Ham- to cope landias.
ceptbbel took the po'offeredg loan and MI-ant Ity mond siigg~ted 'to-the 'bdard- sv- If clope landflls.
from the Rural Economic Com- the project was not without o against' 'the proposed sys $.0 to $3200 month ed This prompted the Small
munity Development agency, ena- sitlon-highly vocal opposition. Welch was called down by Mayor charge. -Arthur said the final fig- eral months ago that ne Cunty Calon and the Florida
bling them to:join in with a four- Earlier Monday afternoon a Gaddis for his "fllsMer" t ic u e re~ i d luctuat a* dolUar or updas o .eth syte p oy Citon. nd the id
commd~. Ba.-c ig( J ... gr o.D-' =' ||i'0e ... l-L Bl46-'Afi cfuestor4 ',3 that -rahg epend&'" .-t.oposi.rag, to.hegZp C4eaV-.- _A........o rn. s.4. r,
m-m ,* _o. ". ;; -Wh1 "ban't "we "vp.te on it?* jv Ilon hbw wearrive at thee that could be ren c" when e mtiest the' s e d for small
commended refnacig. ..s "eCemm counties. The result for Gulf
"How .much Is it, going to cost?"' ag ,use for .certain large custom- recomman county as $306,000 in Landfill
S"What is the monthly'bill going tot' ers such 'as mtels, trailer' system's bondissue at a. rate. of Closure Rembursewas $306000 in Landfill
be?'. questions, the Cbiincil couAs, .business houses and the 5.75%, two points below its previ- Clpsnur Reimbursementr Grant
said 'had been asked time':' andee BEACH on Page 3) ous rate of 7.25%. The nteest fudso pay bathyck a large portion
time again over the past few (See BEACH onPage3) saved knocked 10 years off the lofthe money they have spent in
landfill closure operations ree.


swered.
Councilman-Johnson did an.-
swer one question. when' he made
the statement: 'We were elected
to do this job.,now let us do itLI,.
A ,proponent of the system
quipped 'from the rear of 'the
room, "If we had voted on every
little thing you wanted to-bring to
a vote, Highway '98 would still be"
a dirt traill'


A newly revised version of the
city charter will set the pace of
Wewahitchka city government in
Just a few months. The original
charter, written in the early
1950's contains items and por-
tons of Items that are no longer
applicable to the 1990's "and
needs a little up-dating." accord-
ing to a remark made by Mayor
Ray Dickens in Monday night's
meeting.
A review of'the charter will be
made by a citizens' committee,
chaired by Ralph Fisher. The re-
vised charter will then be brought
before the Commission for official
approval and to make any last
minute changes before being
adopted as the guidelines for the
city to operate under.

Named to the new committee
was Fisher, appointed by Com-
missioner Tony Justice and Tom
Wynn, appointed by Commission-
er Dallas Jones. The other mem-
bers of the board will each sub-
mit a choice to the charter
revision committee In the next
few weeks.


GARBAGE CONTRACT
Argus Services Inc.. was
awarded a one year solid waste
collection contract. Argus was se-
lected over three other firms who
also bid for the service. Argus has
served the city in this manner
ever since the garbage collection
service was privatized.
Argus' fees for the new year
of the agreement stay the same
as they were during the past
year. Residential pick-up will be
made on a once a week schedule
for $9.10 per month. Senior citi-
zens rate will be $8.10. An extra
charge will be made if ASI fur-
nishes the collection can for a
residence.
Commercial rates vary in
keeping with the amount of gar-
bage generated by a commercial
customer.
ON TELEVISION
Wewahltchka will be on tele-
vision in the future.
Cable-Vision, which serves
the city with cable TV, has set
aside channel 8 for news bulle-
tins. The bulletins will be generat-


STOPS BICKERING
May6r .Gaddis. stopped the
bickeriing and' asked engineer
Jack Arthur of Baskerville Dono-'
van, Engineers to explain Just
what the City was getting.
Arthur explained the 'regional
set-up, telling the group the' only
thing Mexico Beach would be re-
spoFsible.for would be the collec-
tion systein inside the city. "Bay
County is going to be responsible
for the treatment plant," he said.
The treatment plant'would be lo-


ed by computer on the screen
and viewed on channel 8. The
system works much as the
"typed" bulletins at the bottom of
the screen on the weather chan-
nel.
So smile, you may be on can-
did camera!
OTHER ITEMS
The City placed a moratori-
um on billboards in the city, larg-
er than 32 square feet until the
comrmssiol can revise the sign
ordinance. In Monday night's
meeting it was rued there will be
no more signs erected inside the
city, until the ordinance is over-
hauled.
The Commission authorized
the Chamber of Commerce to
place several benches in Lake
Alice park. The benches will bear
commercial messages which will
be used as a fund-raising vehicle
by the Chamber.
Pam Harden was given full
employee status in the City Hall
office, after serving a six month
probationary period. The board
members were impressed with
her abilities.


Loretta Costin Jack Davla

Costin Joins Davila Says

.Ranks of Sunt. He Will Run


Candidates


Loretta Costin has an-
nounced her Intention to seek the
office of Superintendent of
Schools.of Gulf County. Costin, a
life-long educator, is the wife of
Leondrd Costin and- the daughter-
in-law of Marie Joines Costin and
the late Chauncey.Costin, all long
time residents of Gulf County.
She and her husband reside at
Beacon Hill.
Loretta began her teaching
career in Panama City, where she
taught Marketing Education at
Rutherford High School. She
Joined the Department of Educa-
ton in 1985 as a regional consul-
tant working with teachers and
school administrators in the Pan-
handle to improve educational
programs. Currently, she is a Bu-
reau Chief with the Department
of Education and has statewide
responsibility for all vocational
and adult education programs in
Florida. This includes working
with business and Industry to de-
velop educational training pro-
grams that promote the economic
development of the local commu-
nity as well as helping teachers
and administrators provide these
(See COSTIN on Page 8)


For Sheriff


In announcing his candidacy
for Sheriff of Gulf County, Jack
Davila said, "I am no newcomer
to law enforcement having spent
twenty three (23) years serving
the citizens of Gulf County as a
law enforcement officer. The first
3 1/2 years with the Port St. Joe
Police Department. The last nine-
teen and a half (19 1/2) years
with the Gulf County Sheriffs Of-
fice. I have been through three
sheriff administrations, and
worked my up from Deputy Sher-
iff to the rank of Lieutenant, Cap-
tain, and Chief Deputy, and have
served in the second command
position for over 12 years."
He continued, "I am not a
politician nor will I make speech-
es filled with empty promises. I
am a hardworking, professional.
and honest man, having dedicat-
ed myself to serving the people of
Gulf County. With the experience
and knowledge 1 possess. I am
able to provide Gulf County with
the law enforcement it deserves.
My law enforcement record will
reflect these abilities. In the past I
have always been available to the
citizens of Gulf County night and
(See DAVILA on Page 8)


Ordinance,Requiring Prisoners
To Pay Medical Expenses
Board Attorney Tim McFar-
land submitted a county ordi-
nance requiring prisoners to pay
their own medical expenses while
n 'custody in the Gulf County
Jail. The board had asked McFar-
land to draft the ordinance so
they could get the ball rolling to
adopt it.
At present, the county pays
fot medical expenses for prison-
ers. They recently discovered that
according to Florida Statutes
(See WATER on Page 8)


2 Important

Meetings On

Tap In Gulf
VISIONS PLAN
Two meetings are sched-
uled for Thursday and Friday
nights of this week which are
of prime importance to the
people of Port St. Joe and
Gulf County.
Thursday night the Gulf
County Chamber of Com-
merce will host a meeting to
give the public a chance to
offer input on the visions
plan which has been devel-
oped by Design Studio West
to guide the Port St Joe area
into the next century. The
meeting will be from 6:00 -
7:30 in the fire station, locat-
ed pn Williams Avenue.
BEACH DRIVING
The Department of
Environmental Protection
has proposed a ban on beach
driving from the southern tip
of Cape San Bias to St.
Joseph State Park. The only
time that local residents will
be able to offer their support
or objection to the plan will
be at a hearing to be held
Friday, March 29, at 7:00 p.m.
EST. The hearing will be in
the County Commissioners
Meeting Room of the Gulf
County Courthouse.
The beach driving ban is
part of a management plan
drafted by DEP for the
Aquatic Preserve.


I I


6


Councilman Ron Johnson makes a point as Counc lwom-
an Eadie Stewart and Mayor Garry Gaddis listen.


' Wewa Will Re-Vamp City Charter

One-Year Pact Signed With ASI to Handle Waste


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THE STAR

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, MARCH 28,1996


Nominated

A WHILE BACK, BOTH Kesley and this writer expounded on
the fact that Port St. Joe was more than another place on the
map of Florida .. more than just another town which deserved
a dot marking the spot in which it is located on that part of the
road map off to the side, where the Panhandle usually finds it-
self. We both drew.the unmistakable opinion that Port St. Joe is
a pretty good place to live and raise a family in.
If our memory serves us correctly, Kes went onr to compare
us with some metropolis or other, coming back to the fact that
in Port St. Joe, everyone knows you and is interested in your
well-being and knowledgeable about your foul-ups!
IN SHORT, PORT St. Joe came across in both articles as a
desirable home town, even if it doesn't have some of the accou-
terments of a Tallahassee, a Dothan certainly not a Miami or
an Atlanta.
What it DOES have is an over-abundance of fine, caring folks
and we both mentioned that Ii passing. We also mentioned that
these same folks will "put out" for you; that one doesn't neces-
sarily have to lock doors here when he leaves home for a spell.
We tend to mind our own ... and our neighbor's .. business.
Not because we happen to be nosy, but we care about what hap-
pens to him and wish to see his interests protected.
THE OTHER DAY Bob Rogers came by the office with a re-
quest he didn't even.need to make. He wanted permission to use
these articles as evidence that Port St. Joe is the best small town
to live in. in America. He had seen the opportunity to nominate
one's home-town for the designation, in a magazine, and he was
taking positive action. He was nominating Port St. Joe.
We -don't know how the nomination could possibly miss
With all the fodder he can feed the Judges in the contest, we
should be a sure thing.
We wish Bob's effort well in his attempt to secure this desig-
nation for us. But, win, lose or draw. we know It to be the best
place to live, even with our few "warts".



OurBay Is Healthy
WE DON'T KNOW what the Department of Environmental
Protection is trying to manipulate or prove, with their latest at-
tempt to organize local interests into expressing just what pos-
ture we wish for St. Joseph's Bay to take; just how would we be
best satisfied with the manner in which it is put to use. Such
conciliatory action doesn't sound at all like the old DEP we have
been accustomed to. They usually come down on local interests
- hard! They are usually on the demanding end of things to do
to correct things like bays, wet lands, stormwater drainage, and
the like. They are usually pretty adamant about how they feel
you should handle what has DEP has classified as environmen-
tally sensitive.
St. Joseph Bay falls in this category.
This is why we answered the phone, with DEP's Gary Sheaf-
fer asking for a chance to help us with what we wanted the bay
to be, a short time ago. We were not'accustomed to DEP being
so helpful sounding.
STE ,NEWS. THA ,I,.,E.bay-..was healthy.and presently-thriv-
ing in its present state, made by people DEP normally calls in
when they are just before pounding one over the head with regu-
lations, was a refreshing situation. Different, but refreshing!
In our mind, this is what DEP should have been doing all the
while, rather than coming up with demands we didn't think we
needed [and by the collective pronoun "we" we don't mean just
the "editorial we"l.
But that has happened, all too often. The most obvious being
the $2 million generating plant the city was forced to build at
the Wastewater Treatment' Plant. It hasn't been necessary to use
it once and we have had a serious storm or two since it was
built. It was determined that Port St. Joe needed the plant to
provide electrical power to operate the plant during such storms.
Of course, nobody was in town to create any sewage while the
storms were raging, but we could take care of their sewer any-
how.

WE'RE MORE THAN pleased with DEP's new position; with
the attitude of their district manager, Gary Sheaffer. It not only
makes sense, but it is a tool to get more of what DEP wants
done, accomplished. One attracts a lot more bees with honey.
than with the vinegar of heavy-handed bureaucracy.
We would like to see more of such cooperative attitudes from
other state agencies. Life would be far more pleasant!


I wish I could say i was
shocked, dismayed, astonished,
bewildered, surprised and looked-
on-In-disbelief as Mahmoud Ab-
dul-Rauf refused to stand for the
National Anthem before his Den-'.',
ver Nuggets played an NBA bas-
ketball game recently. But, hey,
this is the 90's. We've been beat
over the head with our own First
Amendment so much in the last
few years we now."Judicially. un-
derstand" that anyone can say or
write or do anything they want to
say or write or do to anyone, br
anything at anytime under the
guise of "exercising their rights."
,, Rauf or Abdul-Rauf-I ati't
sure exactly which is 'his last


name-allowed that standing was
against his religion. I say he's got
the wrong religion Rising to your
feet for the playing of the Star
Spangled Banner is not going to.
save your immortal soul-there's
nothing "religious" about, it!
Standing, however, does demon-
strate a, healthy respect for a
country which, in most cases,
has treated us better than we de-
serve.
The Nuggets are paying Mr.
Rauf or Mr. Abdul-Rauf just a
shade under $32,000 each night
he suits up. Last time I looked
Denver was still, in the good ole U.
S. of A. 'i couldn't help but won-
der what Bolivia is paying its bas-
ketball players these days. Now,
this is certainly not a personal is-
.sue and I don't begrudge one pen-
ny Mahmoud is earning with his
athletic ability -but a crazy
thought did occur to me .....
my little brother didn't make


$32,000 for the ENTIRE YEAR he
spent in Vietnam. And Dad didn't
come no where close to that fig-
ure in three and a half years of is-
land hopping in the South Pacific.
I know there's no connection .. .
. like I said, it's just a 90's thing.
Dave Kindred, a noted and
semi-distinguished writer for The
Sporting News, took a shot at the
NBA. He said suspending Abdul-
'Rauf ,was an example of the
league "misusing its powers to
impose on its employees' political
beliefs they do not share." I think
Dave might be covering too many
hockey games 'cause he's jumped
in the same boat as Abdul-Rauf-
there's nothing "political" abdut
standing for the National- An-
them. Back at the Fourth of July,
picnic when I was a kid we all
leaped to our feet when the high
school band broke into their
heart felt but ratherweak rendi-
tion of The Star Spangled Ban-


Our Readers Write

LETTERS .
:. tothe Editor ".


Driving Doesn' Cause Stand Up and Be Counted (Part II)
Damage To Turtles Dear Editor, now says he finds so distasteful).
Dear Readers: Thank you for the opportuni- tragically lost his vacation proper-
As a lifelong resident of Port ty to respond in a civil manner to ty at Stump Hole to Opal. The
St. Joe, as were my parents and Mr. Block's gratuitous statements word out here is that he's now
both sets of grandparents, I cher- and scathing personal attack. seeking taxpayer funds to pur-
ish St. Joseph's Bay and its eco- Why would Mr. Block publicly chase his currently worthless gulf
system. accuse a man he has never met of front property. Whether county or
In the years of growing up, crimes worth), of prison time? In state funds come to his rescue, it
St. Joseph'sPeninsula. Cape San order to understand the basis for will be a tough sell. I suspect that
:Bias, Money Bayou. Indian Pass his letter, it may help to ponder by attacking me. Mr. Block feels
Beacon Hill, Mexico Beach, town, his probable personal motives, that he may earn the good graces
and St. Joe Beach where I now Mr. Block, (a heavy equip- of the "ordinary working man ...
reside, were my playground area. ment contractor who likely partic- paper mill employeess" whose
I am now the principal permit ipated in and profited from the support he'll definitely need if he
holder for the Volunteer Sea Tur- development in Tallahassee he (See STAND UP on Page 3)
tie Patrol for Gulf/Bay counties
(St. Joseph's Chelonidae Commis- "Th kY M r Ed P rt St Jo
siori) and am a permitted wildlife Thank Yo "M r. E rt St. Joe
rehabilitator.
Sreaitatoncerns m gr tha Dear Mr. Ramsey: mechanical trouble while in your
It co..e.ns me greatly that Dear Mr Ramsey-
...our. sete.yactis-uee,.. On T U .. town. on.e.hlp.fuL Rers.on.ent.us,
Sfemaleand the hatchlngs- my we and had e pasture of to a garage who so very nicely
have been deemed the cause of seeing first hand how nice the advised us that he was unable to
the authorship of the amendment people of Port St. Joe can be help, but sent us along to his
to the comprehensive plan for SL when some one needs help. competitor, the B.P. garage or
Joseph's Bay of "no driving on the We experienced serious car Pte erve enter. Ho hel
beaches from Cape San Blas to the y were. Sending a man checking this
the tip of the Peninsula." Further, oy Shooting and that, diagnosing the trouble
no one from DEP has approached then advising us that it would
our Volunteer group for our input Round of "Clays then adtwosing us that it would
on this subject bestowed upon Round of "Clays" take two maybe three days to re-
on this subject bestoweEdtor. pair the vehicle for various rea-
I have read in last several is- sons. Needless to say this'did not
I want to point out some sues of The Star that the City of sound to exciting to myself and
truths to the public now: Port St. Joe is trying to decide on wife. No way to rent a car In Port
1. Driving has not been al- some kind of recreation for the St. Joe, so that we could return
lowed on the State.Park property,! young people (teenagers) of the to our.dwelling in Panama City
since It became a State park ... city. Beach.
only the Rangers use a vehicle for I have recently come back The alternative, towing the
turtling, retrieving wildlife, and from Odessa. Florida, where I at- car back to Panama City. Pate
for performing their regular du- ended the Amateur Trapshooting Service Center contacted a local
ties as necessary. ... Association's Southern Grand towing service and made the nec-
2. The Stump Hole and America, This is a gathering of essary arrangements. When I at-
around the Cape is passable at the top shotgunners in the coun- tempted too pay them for their
low tide. try. Trap shooting or shooting time and trouble, No Charge. in
3. The Turtle Patrol "turtles" clay targets is one of the fastest this day and age a true surprise.
every day with the exception of a growing sports in this country. I Not having much experience


(See DRIVING on Page 3)


(See CLAYS on Page 3)


(See THANK on Page 3)


ner-now, I'm only nine or ten
but I understand full well that I'm
not having a religious experience
nor am I working on my political
correctness-we were just seizing
the opportunity to appreciate
America. Didn't really seem all
that complicated back then. -.
There's another angle to this
story that I don't think anyone
has brought up yet. This may
come as a shock but Mahmoud
Abdul-Rauf is a made up name
This rising young basketball star
was born Chris Jackson. I bet his
Mom thought long and hard be-
fore deciding on Chris. She prob-
ably named him after her Father
or a favorite Uncle. I couldn't help
but wonder what she thought
when he didn't care enough to
keep the name she picked out es-
pecially for him! See, I know
something about name picking.
While all my friends were Joe and
S (SeeqKESLEY on Page 3)


Watched Them
Grow and Develop
Dear Editor:
In reference to the letter from
Rodney Herring concerning the
Port St Joe High varsity basket-
ball program, I would like to
make a comment.As cheerleader
sponsor, I traveled to 'most of the
games these boys played' from
grade 9 through 12. 'Watching
them grow .up and develop into
the young men they have become
has been 'my privilege. In a day
when too many people (not just
young people, but people of all
ages) look for the easy out, they
choose to participate in a pro-
gram which not only could show-
case, their skills, but could also
give them valuable insight into
the work ethic and the impor-
tance of self-discipline.
Being involved in a program
of this. caliber has- both short-
term and long-term benefits,
There are two main short-term
benefits. The first-is that a stu-
dent engaged in .an activity like
this is certainly ,not golgto be,,
'dagging the streets with nothing'
to do but get into trouble. Their'
second is that. In order to partici-
pate in any sport, a student must
maintain a certain grade point av-
erage. As Mr. Herring pointed
out. many students improve their
GPA during the season they are
playing a sport.
The long-term goals are really
too numerous to mention. Any of',
us who have watched regularly.:
season after season, have seen
the development of these young,
men and the part basketball has"
played in that development. They
have learned self-discipline
through the discipline of a well-
organized program. They have
learned how to handle defeat and
disappointment as they did last
year, and how to bounce back
from defeat with determination.
They have been able to do this be- .:
cause of a willingness to work
and to fight the odds to reach a
(See GROW on Page 3)


Some Birthdays Are Best Celebrated In A Discreet Manner


MY BIRTHDAY LAST
Wednesday came, stayed for 24
hours, then went on its merry
way with hardly even a notice. I
wasn't bothered with the usual
birthday parties, the wishes for,
many happy returns, the,bugging
me about whatmy REAL age was
or any other boring and time-
consuming activities like that.
It was almost like I never
even had a birthday, or failed to
become a year older in the pro-
cess.
Come to think of It; that
would be pretty neat, wouldn't it? ;
If a person has a birthday, Just ig-
nore it and one would not be .a
year older.
I don't mind being a year old-
er, though. The alternative is
such a permanent arrangement .
and one that most people will ',
go to'any lengths to avoid. But, It
is difficult to accept being ig-
nored, just because everybody
happens to be busy on that day.


You see, my birthday was last
Wednesday and Wednesday's
around The Star are a sight to be-
hold. On Wednesday, one has to
give up everything until the paper
is out! Even birthdays!
I remember, my last child-a
daughter-had the temerity to be.,
born on a Wednesday. Her moth-
er just had to be taken to the
hospital and -stay there, alone,
until the paper was outl
Things get hectic and ordi-
nary priorities a little skewed
around a weekly newspaper on
Wednesday.

i I fON'T WANT to leaveyou


with the impression that I was to-
tally Ignored on my birthday; Just
that I almost wasl
No birthday presents-not
even a card-were forthcoming,
before the newspaper was out
and oni the street. Not 'even a
"Happy Birthday!"
Even my years of condition-,.
ing and training as to what was ,'
really 'important on Wednesdays,
didn't totally stand me in good
stead on this past Wednesday. I
figured somebody, could have re- .
marked, "So, Wesl You are anoth-
er year older today. Congratula-
tions!" Then the remark-er could .
have diverted his full attention to


what he/she was doing toward
getting a meaningful edition of
this wonderful newspaper into
your hot little hands for your
hungry, even vociferous, con-
sumption.
But to a man, nobody even
mentioned the fact, until the
paper was on the press and run-
ning. Then said mention was only
perfunctory. .

BUT, I WASN'T totally forgot-
ten on that day. I'm just a smid-
gen this side of the Biblical "three
score and teii" so it was sort of a
special happening, at least to me,
if It had no special impact on oth-'
ers.
I had an appropriate card
from my sister-in-law and her
husband from out in Spokane,
Washington. It even arrived on
time and for a while on that day
of marking milestones, it was the
only indication that anything spe-
cial had taken place on that
,March 20, oh, so long ago.


'Even the -advent of spring
was sort of rained upon; If youre-
member; it was cold and especial-
ly windy that day, as if to make a
mockery of the occasion of spring
bursting upon us, one and all.
This special birthday card
had a sentimental message which
went something like this, 'You
know you're getting old when. .",
on the front cover. Of course, this
obviously. solicitous message
piqued one's interest on what was
inside, so I opened up the folder
and continued to read .. "Every
time you stand up your body
sofmds like it's making popcorn"
Doesn't a message like that
grab you, right here? [said, while
solidly thumping myself on the
chest with a doubled up fist].
I'm now in the market for an
appropriate card to mark the oc-
casion of one's birth. Jack has
one this year.

I GOT A SMALL box of candy
from Frenchie last Wednesday


evening when I got home. I sort of
think it was "pay back" for leav-
ing her at the hospital by herself
those long -years ago, which
seems like only yesterday;
"Smudgie" was happy about
that. I.don't know :how she knew ;
it was a box of candy I was un-
wrapping, but here she came,
jumping up in my lap, wagging
her tail furiously and poking her :
nose,in between the paper wrap-
ping and the box. She meant to
have a piece of that candy before
I even knew what it waste
She acted like she enjoyed it.
I had other gifts, too. There
was another card or two, a plaid
_ shirt [Van Heusen, no less] and a
set of 'smell good' shaving lotion.
I looked at that one in a positive
light. I didn't assume the giver of
that gift thought I smelled bad,
merely that he/she wanted to
make sure I continued to smell
good.
Sort of like a good, juicy slice
of Vidaliast


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Boating Safety ea h
and Seamanship a


The U. S. Coast Guard Auxil-
". lary will be providing courtesy'
marine examinations on boats,
safe boating information, and
membership information at Mar-
quardt's Marina in Mexico Beach.
on Friday and Saturday, March
29 and 30.
The Auxiliary will also be tak-
ing registrations for the next
Boating Safety and Seamanship
course to be given in this area.
These services are provided free
of charge to theboating public.
:An .effort is currently under-
iway to establish a flotilla at Mexi-
co Beach. Information will be
available for those interested in
joining the Coast Guard Auxil-
iary. Those Interested in member-
Sship should come to Marquardt's
Marina on Friday or Saturday or
contact C. H. Tillis, Vice Flotilla
Commander, Flotilla 16, at 648-
8251.


Kesley
S. (From Page 2).
Tom and Bill and Bob I answered
to Kesley. Did I ever think about
changing it? Only every time
someone called me Keeesley or
Kassidy or Kelsey or Chessie!
.Hey, ;I ofteni thought-anything,
Sbut Kesley or Sue!
Mother. named me after her
Father. She eias so proud of him
and proud of imeand proud of
that name. You catch-.my drift
here-I couldn't and wouldn't a'
hurt my Mother's feelings for any-
thing in the world. I'm even kind
'a partial to Kesley now after all
these years .......
.Listen, a man that wouldn't
respect his Mother enough to
keep the name she selected just
for him ain't going to have any
qualms about not standing for
the National Anthem.
Mother is in her mid-
seventies now. I called her to see
if she was aware of the Mahmoud
Abdul-Rauf story, to thank her
once again for naming me after
Pa and to assure her that I was
going to hang with Kesley 'til the
end. -: :..
"Son. if you had a job making
$32.000 a night and if you sent
me some from time to time-you
can call yourself" whatever you
like!"
Did I tell you Mom is a child
of the 90's .......
Still Standing,
Kesley


Continued from Page 1
like."
PLENTY OF SUPPORT
Mayor Gaddis then asked to
hear from some of those support-
ing the project. Former city offi-
cial Chuck Guilford noted the
long struggle to obtain such a
system "to keep from polluting
our wells, streams and canals ...
even the Gulf." Guilford asked for
a show of hands in favor of the
project and approximately three-
quarters of those present raised
their hands.
Then he said, "Now, those
who don't think we need a sewer
collection system, raise your
hands!" and abbut 15 hands shot
up. Guilford then said, "I didn't
say those who don't want to pay
for a sewer system, I said those
who don't think we NEED the sys-
teml" Some of the hands came
down.
FINANCING EXPLAINED
When the meeting had been
recessed and re-convened as a
workshop, Mayor Gaddis called
on Robert Jones, area director for
the RECD, to give details of a fi-
nancial package he had worked
up and what the City's responsi-
bility would be.
Jones said he was prepared
to offer Mexico Beach $2.3 million
in a loan, bearing 4.875% fixed
rate of interest and along with it,
$2.3 million in free grants, to fi-
nance the system.
SJones said the city would be
responsible to repay the loan por-
tlon over a 40 year period, with
monthly rates not to exceed
$32.50 per customer. "You can
lower the individual cost with the
formula you settle on to identify
an average household," Jones
said.
As the City grows, additional
customers could serve to lower
the Individual charges.
The RECD director, a govern-
ment agency, said Mexico Beach
would be expected to meet usual
requirements, such as mandatory
hook-up, equal opportunity em-
ployment and other standard gov-
ernment requirements.
Councilman Johnson's mo-
ton came after Jones' presenta-
tion, bringing an end to Mexico
Beach's search for a sewage col-
lection and disposal system.
BDE's Arthur commented the
system could be up and running
by January of 1998.


Grow -Continued from Page 2
goal.
Those of us who have a love
for the team, as well as a love for
the game, are filled with pride
when we watch our neatly-
dressed; clean-cut Sharks walk
into a gym. They are always' well-
behaved, controlled, and in gener-
al they just have true "class". On
many occasions, they have been
complimented by administrators.
coaches, and spectators from op-
posing schools. Restaurant and
motel owners welcome them, un-
like many school teams who be-
have like fools and often destroy
property.
None of this would. be possi-
ble without a coach who has high'
standards for himself arid his
players, never loses his cool with
umpires, and always behaves in a
.restrained manner on the court.
Our players pattern themselves
after this, so we don't have them
talking back to referees, to other
players, or to each other. In many
games, the difference between
winning and losing has been the
ability of our players not to lose
control of themselves.
People who attend none or
only a few of our games, cannot
possibly understand what Is tak-
ing place. If you really want the
overall picture, just ask Theo,
Souse, Rawlls, Zedoc, (or me) and
we will try to put into words the
complete story of Tiger Shark
basketball. St. Joe is very fortu-
nate to have Coach Eppinette.
The players In his program are
there by choice. They realize that
developing their full potential is
possible only with a certain sacri-


Correctional Officers
Course Rescheduled
The Criminal Justice Training
Academy of Gulf Coast
Community College will be
rescheduling the Correctional
Officer Basic Training course in
Port St. Joe beginning on
Wednesday. April 10 at 6:00 p.m.,
E.S.T. This 450-hour course will
meet four nights a week, for four
hours at night, and is required in
order to be eligible for the State
Certification Examination for cor-
rectional officers.
The course requires advance
application, as well as a written
entrance test.


flee on their part, and they are
1 willing to. make that sacrifice.
Maybe all of this is best explained
Sbe a statement I heard an oppos-
ing principal make when we were
walking out of their gym. He said,
in a very wistful voice, "I surely
wish we had a team like that." My
first thought was, "Eat your heart
out, man-they belong to us."
It is a well known fact that I
love the Sharks, whether it is
basketball, football, softball,
baseball, track, cheerleading or
whatever. I am very proud of our
young people, and I invite every-
one to come out and watch them
represent our school and our
community in a way that makes
this a better place. Then, you will,
begin to understand, the, true
meaning of the words, "Shark
SPride Stands Tall!"
S. Sincerely,.
-. ,o;,/s/ Martha Sanborn
SCheerleadingSponsor
-. Instructor


Stand Up fromPage2
expects them to foot the bill for
the site of his former.vacation
villa.
Mr. Block accused me of hav-
ing "secret plans" which threaten
our way of life. I've got news for
him. For 22 years, as a career,
naval flight officer, I proudly pro-
tected his way of life, While he was
leveling the hills of his hometown
in Tallahassee. I was protecting
the sea lanes that provided fuel
for his bulldozers, and defending
his constitutional right to publish
slanderous lies about me. As a
retiree, my only "plan" is to try to
.preserve and protect the beauty of
the Cape for all to enjoy.
Now serving in my fourth
week as president of the Cape San
Bias Taxpayers Association. I
have not hidden my Intention to
conduct an extensive voters regis-
tration drive. I believe strongly
that voting is the most Important
duty of citizenship. I make no
apologies for encouraging proper-
ty owners to vote in Gulf County.
When was the last time you heard
of prison for the director of such a
laudable civic action? For some
reason, Mr. Block attempted in a
laughable but pitiful fashion to
scare property owners into not
registering to vote.
What's in It for him? You be
the Judge.
/s/ Rod Dodsworth
I DR,.USN(Ret ,,..-, ,


! 'r


My wife and 1
You" Mr. Ed Tullis.
Sincerely,
W. Clifford Bush


say 'Thank


Driving-from Page 2
few and many times the only
tracks from a vehicle on .that
stretch are our own, which says
that there are very few vehicles
that are: driven on that beach.
And, we use only the accesses.
available. -
4. Footprints! Those are the
most harmful to the hatchlings
emerging from the beach, other
than their wildlife predators.
There are numerous and vast
amounts of footprints that occur
day after day in certain areas .
that continue to deepen until the
wind blows over them to help in
covering the craters.
'5. Important. too, are the
lights, flashlights, and firecrack-
ers that people use ;in/on their
Homes or persons. These disori-
ent the nesting female and the
hatchlings causing. them : great
distress..
6. Ninety-nine per cent (99%)
of the dunes on the Peninsula
were covered by human foot-
prints, even in: the State Park.
7. Our wildlife is not bothered
by a few vehicles, as they are nor-
mally shy, and because they have
found a safer haven within the
State Park area because of devel-
opment.
8. Ever wonder why there are
more rats and less predators to
hunt them? Less habitat is avail-
able.
9. The bird nesting and pro-



Thank-fromPage 2
with towing services. I must ad-
mit to being pleasantly surprised
when the modern, clean towing
truck arrived. Operated by a man
who knew what he was doing.
Our long drive into Panama
City told me. more about this
man. Mr. Ed Tullis, a knowledge-
able. intelligent, gentleman,
proud of his business and proud
of his community. Port St. Joe. A
nice person to know.
Through no fault of his a mi-
nor mishap occurred that necessi-
tated additional repair work to
my car. Mr. Ed Tullis stood right
behind his contract and paid in
full for the repair of this mishap.
If your community has a man
of the year award, I certainly
would vote for Mr. Ed Tullis, a
caring man in every way for both
his business and community.


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tected area of Cape San Bias is
inundated by people collecting
. shells and "going to see". Walk-
ers. Not vehicles. Even the posted
signs don't keep them off.
We know from experience
that vehicle ruts do not interfere
with the nesting sea turtles and
the hatchlings, because there are
not a lot of vehicles on the beach-
es that DEP is addressing. Our
turtle hatchling success rate was
over 50% this past season, with
141 nests and 271 false crawls.
We educate, teaching people
about the harm of lights-both
home and vehicular, firecrackers,
footprints, and other thorns for
sea turtles and wildlife that ex-
ists.
I now ask this one question:
Could the- amendment be the be-
ginning of privatization of St. Jo-
seph's Peninsula beaches? Our
Beaches? The rumor persists.
I invite you to write to Gov-
ernor Lawton Chiles as soon as
Possible as he has the final deci-
sibn in this matter.
Thanks to all our supporters,
Barbara Eells, Permit Holder
St. Joseph Chlonidae Commission
S(Meeting Friday, March 29
at 7:00 p.m., E.S.T.)

Clays from Page 2
saw fathers and sons, mothers
and daughters shooting. I saw
teenagers shooting against grown
men- for championships. This is
truly a family sport that all can
participate in.
I would like the people of our
area to know that we have one of
the better shooting ranges in
Northwest Florida. We have peo-
ple from -all- the surrounding
counties coming to shoot at our
range. We offer pistol, rifle, and
Strap, and we are expanding all
the time.
I would like to invite everyone
to come out to shoot some clays
with us. We are located about 1
mile north of the courthouse on
State Road 71. We shoot (weather
permitting) every Thursday eve-
ning at 6 p.m. and Sunday at.2'
p.m. We charge $3.00 for one
tound of 25 clay targets. People
can bring their own shot guns or
we will loan one to them. They
Scan also bring their own shells or
we have them for sale at $4.25,
per box.
I really hope to see some of
the local people of Port St. Joe
come out and enjoy a fast grow-
Ing and fun sport.
/s/ Stewart "Yank" Lyle
President, Gulf Rifle Club
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PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. MARCH 28, 1996


Adams Addresses St. Joe Bay

DAR Members At Gathering


Doris Adams, Native Ameri-
can, spoke to the members and
guests of Saint Joseph Bay Chap-
ter. National Society Daughters of
the American Revolution, at the
Port St. Joe Garden Club Center
Wednesday. March 20. Mrs. Ad-
ams is of the Florida Tribe of
Creeks from the tribal town of
Blountstown. Blountstown's
name, according to Ms. Adams.
was due in part to Chief Blount
who lived in that area.
Members were greeted in na-
tive Creek language and many
Creek ways. traditions and relig-
ious rites were explained. Accord-
ing to Ms. Adams. Creeks and
other Native Americans were easy
to convert by early missionaries
because the Native Americans al-
ready had deep religious roots
and worshipped, "The One
Above", their name for God.
Many accounts were related
regarding the encounters with
early explorers, missionaries and
settlers. These accounts were
handed down from generation to
generation by word of mouth. Ms.
Adams gave an insightful story
concerning the truth about Poca-'
hontas and her life in England.
Unusual shakers made from
several small tortoise shells were
worn on her forearms and she
demonstrated how they were
worn to shake them to make mu-
sic for their religious ceremonies.
Long sticks with tiny woven cups
on one end were displayed and
men played ball with these, hav-
ing one stick in each hand. He
must scoop up the ball with the
sticks and throw to hit an object
without ever touching the ball.
At the conclusion of her pres-
entation. Vice Regent Nancy How-


ell presented Ms. Adams with a
gift from the chapter.
A display of posters commem-
orating the United States in
World War II,was built for the
Saint Joseph Bay Chapter Na-
tional Society Daughters of the
American Revolution by Jim Cobb
of Cobb's Woodcraft in Callaway.
Special Celebrations Chairperson,
Jean C. Wilson. was responsible
for the basic design of the display
and received funds from the du-
Pont Foundation to make the
plan a reality.
This display made its debut
at the Gulf County Courthouse
and will be available to be seen at
many public facilities, school and
businesses. For those of the age
to remember World War II. it will
invoke many memories: for those
who are younger it will be a pow-
erful lesson in United States his-
tory.


Jennifer Lynn DeMille
Christopher Bryan Ake

Couple


4,,
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Doris Adams


Library News,
This month has been very ex-
citing at the Gulf County Public
Library. They have' 'a new ,CD.
ROM titled the American Indian,
Encyclopedil. Come in and look it
over!
Some of the new titles 'that
have arrived are Five Days in'Par- '
.is, by Danlelle Steel; The Hundred
Secret Senses, by Amy Tan: and
Hide & Seek by James Patterson.
In large print, some new arrivals
are: Therapy, by David Hodge:
Golden Straw, by Catherine Cook-
son: and Women Make the Best
F-riends, by Lois Wyse.
Looking to build a bat house?
They can help you there ,withthe
Bat House Builder's.Handbobk, 'by
Merlin D. Tuttle. Trien you can sit
back and listen to Forrest dump
on Cassette. They are proud of
the many selections of books on
cassette.
If you are interested in lan-
guages, two new books are in.
Italian the Easy Way. by Marcel
Danesl, and German Made Sim-
pie. by Eugene Jackson.
They are also happy to let
you know that they have the full
video of YOU CAN READ! Also on
video for your learning pleasure Is
Mastering Math-Geometry, and
Mastering Math-Algebra.
Surf the Internet with Net
Vote and Net Jobs, both by Mi-
chael Wolff: and Fodor's Net Trav-
el. Then If you need that little ex-
tra help understanding the
computer language, they have
Computer Dictionary, 4th Edition.
Last but not least, the library
has many new pre-school and'
lower grades books for the kids.
Moms and dads can bring their
pre-schoolers to "Story Time" on
Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. After a
session with their wonderful sto-
ryteller. Ann Tison. the children
love to look over the books and
proudly take some home.

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Connie DeMille, of Wewa- ofNce
hitchka. has announced the en- The
gagement and approaching mar- by Tall
riage of her-daughter. Jennifer and h
Lynn DeMille, to Christopher Hayes
Bryan Ake. Christopher is'the son lahasse
of Don ,Ake of Wewahltchka and 'An
Brenda Saunders of Panama City. planned
The bride-elect is a graduate dist Cl
of Wewahltchka High School and o'clock
the Dental Assisting Program at ding tr
Gulf Coast Community College. will foll
She is currently working as a
dental assistant In Panama City.
Her fiance is also a Wewa-
hltchka High .School graduate Wev
and is currently employed at
NAPA Auto Parts In Wewahitch- PLW
ka. IWildli
An April .20 wedding Is Planti
planned at the First. Baptist Plur
Church in Wewahitchka begin- Pec.
ning at 3 o'clock. A reception will Satsum
follow in the church fellowship Can
hall.
All friends and relatives of the i
couple are invited to attend and
share with them In this occasion.


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Travis Lamar Williams -
Robyn LaShane Armstrong

To Wed


t Story Is pleased to an-
e the engagement of her
ter, Robyn LaShane Arm-


agaged
ry Heron Sinabold of Com-
ake announces the engage-
f her daughter, Rebecca S.
ski, to Keith A. Clemmons,
' Crawfordville. His parents
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May 1.

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Some of the "Relay For Life" volunteers are shown in the pho-
to above. In the front row, from left are Meredith Ray, Relay Dis-
trict Coordinator, Phyllis Moore, President of the local ACS, and
Myrtice Dean, Gulf County Public Health Nurse. In the back row,
from left, are Bill McGee. Bo Williams, and Charlotte Pierce.


A.C.S. Meeting
Volunteers of the American
Cancer Society, South Gulf
County Unit, met Friday, March
22 at Julie's Restaurant to con-
tinue planning for the upcoming
"Relay For Life", a project of the
ACS With anew twist to raise
funds, have fun, while being with
your family.
During, the'meeting, good re-
ports were .given with exciting
plans for:the day of. the relay by
the new Relay District Coordina-
tor. Meredith Ray, who was
present to help the group with
new ideas and suggestions.
The event, planned for Satur-
day, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m., promises to be a fun day
filled with music, activities of
walking or running or just enjoy-
ing friends as you watch teams go
around the high school track in
circles. Hot dogs and drinks will
also be sold throughout the fes-
tivities.
Local cancer survivors,
friends and neighbors are asked
to come to the Port St. Joe High
School track and cheer for your
favorite team-or better yet, form
your own team and join in the
trek!
,Call 227-7433, 229-6125 or
229-6317 for information or. td
volunteer to help with the event.
You are needed to help meet the
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This information is intended to motivate consumers to reduce their costs by reducing the
amount of garbage created, and also encourage more cost-effective management of solid
waste by local governments. The results of the solid waste calculations for the fiscal year
beginning October 1. 1994 and ending September 30, 1995 are as follows:
RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS '
SMonthly cost of trash collection ........................................................$5.78
Monthly cost of household garbage collection and disposal .....................8.74
(Two pickups per week, containers provided by City)
M monthly cost of recycling ....................................................... .................2.95
Total monthly cost per residential unit ............................................$17.47
'COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS
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es the different types of service available. Actual costs for a given account may be different
than that reported above due to the nature of the service provided to a particular account.
.. ... tc, March 28, 1996.


Nathanial Maestri
Celebrates First
Nathanial Maestri turned one
year old on March 14 and had his
celebration on March 15 with a
Winnie the Pooh party. Joining
l m In the celebration were his
grandparents. Alien and Elleen
McCulley and Tim and Janlce
Maestri, his cousins, T. J.. Gene,
and Brandon Maestri, Austin
McCulley, and Jordan Totten, his
frend Chelsea Hawkins and her
mother Teresa Evensen and nu-
merous aunts and uncles.
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Edwin R. Alles, Executive Di-
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ance Clinic, Inc. has announced
that the clinic will be offering a
wellness program entitled, "Spice
Up Your S.E.X. Life or For Cou-
ples Only" on Tuesday, April 2.
The program will start at 6:30
p.m. (EST) and will last approxi-
mately 90 minutes. The program
location will be the Gulf County
.Guidance Clinic, Ins. 'Wellness
Center, located at the corner of
Williams Avenue and Third Street
In Port St. Joe.
Mr. Ailes indicated that this
program will be of interest to all
couples who are interested in en-
hancing their relationship. Mr.
Ailes stated that couples' relation-
'ships are frequently difficult. but
,that simple efforts can, make the
relationship much more reward-
ing for both individuals. Those In-
terested in improving their cou-
ples' relationship will learn
specific information on developing
greater intimacy.
This program will be free of
charge to the general public. Reg-
istration will not be required.

.Optimist Club
of Wewa Meets
SThe OpUmist Club of Wewa-
hitchka held it s regular meetings
for the month of March on the
5th and 19th. Plans were final-
ized for the Tupelo Festival and
rodeo concessions.
The Optimist Club Oratorical
Contest is being held Thursday
the 28th at the old County Court-
house at 5:30 p.m. This year's of-
'*flcial subject is. "Now Is The
Time." Students from across the
country and Canada have partici-
pated in the Oratorical Contest
since 1928. All club members
and the public are invited to at-
tend to support our young ora-
tors.
The club also began making
plans to'participate In the second
annual Optimist Day of Non-
Violence on May 11. Tentative
plans include holding a child
identification program to finger-
print children and to set up a
Block Parent Program.

Look Who's 4
Desarai Denise Quinn will be
four on Monday, April 1. She will
celebrate her special day April 3
with' a' party at Chuck E.

Proud parents are Desmond
L. Quinn and Al L. Jones.
She is the granddaughter of
Clifford and Sandra Jones, Cher-
iy Smith, George Hines Jr., Billy
Charles Jr., and Cheryl Quinn.
Great grandparents are David
and Hattie B. Smith. Pauline
Parker. Billy Charles Sr., and Al-
donia Quinn.


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PAGE 6A THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. MARCH 28, 1996


Glenn Williams Has Pallidotomy


Surgery at Emory University Hospital


, Glenni Williams' life began to
drastically change on that sum-
:mer day lin July, 1988 when he
was diagnosed with Parkinson's
disease. Neurologist Michael
Walker of Panama City delivered
'that devastating news after being
consulted by Williams as to the
'reason for the stiffness and mus-
;,cle cramps he was experiencing.
Parkinson's disease is a pro-
gressive disease of the brain and.
nervous: system affecting about
one percent of the population
older than 65. It begins when cells
in the substantial nigra, a struc-
ture deep in the brain, die off and
stop producing dopamine.
Dopamine is one of the brain
chemicals called neurotransmit-
ters that transfer electrical mes-
'sages between nerve cells; it helps
keep in balance the parts of the
brain that control movement.
Without it, nerve cells in an area.
called the globus pallidus fire
abnormally, overcontrolling the
body's movements.
Williams moved to Port St.
Joe in 1964, going to work for
then Florida National Bank (now
First Union) in 1967 where he
worked his way up to Senior Vice
President during' his 22 years of
employment In 1989, as the crip-
pling effects of Parkinson's dis-
ease were taking control of his
body, he retired from the bank.
His community service activi-
ties were also forced to a halt. A
past Lion of the Year award recip-
ient, officer of that organization,-
and community project organizer,
he also served as a member of the
Board of Directors of the Gulf
County Chamber of. Commerce
and Gulf County Senior Citizens.
SDuring' 'e pat six years the
disease has'continued to tighten .
its reins on even: the simplest of
Glenn's bodily functions. The
effects of the disease are coun-
tered with L-dopa (a synthetic
form of dopamine) which is, at
this time, the most effective con-
trol for the symptoms of the dis-


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debts incurred by
anyone other than,
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ease.
But while the neurological
messages of the brain are recon-
nected through the use of the
drug, allowing victims of the dis-
ease to. regain movement of their
muscles, it also increases some of
the symptoms, particularly the
uncontrollable shaking or tremors
that accompany the malady
Doctor Recommends
.Pallidotomy
As Glenn's symptoms contin-
ued to intensify, his neurologist,
Dr. Walker, told him of a surgical
procedure called a pallidotomy
that could reduce some of his


worst symptoms, especially the
uncontrollable shaking. The
surgery is not a cure for the dis-
ease, but the pallidotomy can
improve the quality of life.
.A pallidotomy does mechani-
cally what the brain no longer can
do chemically: it puts a brake on
the' globus pallidus by burning
out the malfunctioning cells.
Experts estimate that 10-15 per-
cent of Parkinson's patients could'
be helped by it.
Though some medical centers
operate on both sides of the brain
at once, Emory University usually
does only one side at a time. The
pallidotomy team decides which
side of the body has the most
symptoms and-because one side
of the brain controls the opposite
side of the,body-operates on the
Opposite side of the skull.
r ( .Glenn -was~,understandably
-.apprehensive about the surgery.:


Pallidotomy is known to be risky,
yet the possible benefits com-
pared to the high complication
rate (5%) encouraged him to put
his name on the waiting list at
Emory University, one of only a
handful of hospitals in the coun-
try currently performing the pro-
cedure.
He became one of a list of 500
patients waiting to be evaluated
for the surgery by Emory's med-
ical and neurological team of doc-
tors.
The Phone Call
Wednesday, March 6th, start-
ed out like most any other day-
until the phone rang. "Mr.
Williams, we've had a patient can-
cel their surgery. Can you be here
tomorrow at 2:00 for evaluation
and possibly surgery on
Monday?" a hospital i-epresenta-
tive asked.
Still somewhat reluctant.
Glenn agreed to be there. After
evaluation and consultation with
his doctors (neurosurgeon Roy A.
E. BaKay and neurologist Jerrold
Vitek) surgery was scheduled for
Monday morning, March 11th.
Pallidotomy is a delicate, diffi-
cult procedure that takes an aver-
age of 12 hours to perform.
.Patients must endure the opera-
tion without food, water or drugs
that keep their Parkinson's symp-
toms under control. If the surgeon
is only a millimeter off target, the
patient could lose some move-
ment, vision, or other body func-
tions.
The patient must also remain
awake during the entire proce-
dure as the doctors spend hours
painstakingly mapping the con-
tours of the brain's internal struc-
ture. Doctors then burn out the
misfiring cells, using a hair-thin
electrode.
So Glenn's initial reluctance
to have the procedure was totally
understandable.
On Monday morning the team
of doctors and support staff
would do surgery on the left side
of Glenn's brain because his right
side was most affected by the dis-
ease.
Monday Morning
Pre-op procedures started
early Monday morning at 6:00.
What Glenn described as "the
most painful part of the opera-
tion" was the installation of the
"halo" bracket onto his head. The -
metal frame made of hoops and


spikes called a stereotactic head
frame would hold his head immo-
bile during surgery.
The metal frame was placed
over Glenn's head as four pins
were slowly adjusted and tight-
ened onto his skull, immobilizing
his head.
Actual surgery began at 9:37
a.m. with Dr. BaKay guiding the
tiny electrode into Glenn's brain
while Dr. Vitek tracked the instru-
ments. By listening to the cells'
signals in the operating room and
manipulating parts of Glenn's
body they identified the crucial
spots. Then a second electrode
heated by radiowaves was sent
down the same track burning
away the overactive cells.
'Thank God," Glenn said after
the first lesion was made by Dr.
BaKay and the tremors in his
right leg suddenly ceased. Four
burns later, his arm, shoulders,
Sand hand were also calmed.
"I was so excited .. I just
wanted to see my family," he said
as he described the thoughts
going through his mind.
The surgical team had kept
"' Glenn's family (his wife, Dot,
daughter, Regina, son, Troy and
daughter-in-law, Chris) apprised
of the ,status of the surgery every
two hours. But when they came
out at 3:45 and told them the
surgery was over, they became
upset, fearful that something had
gone wrong.
It had only been seven hours
:since the surgery had started and
they were told the surgery would
take 10-14 hours. Of course noth-
ing had gone wrong, in fact just
the opposite had happened-
everything had gone right.
Glenn gives God all the credit
for' the success of the operaifion,
competed in seven hours, five
hours less than the average time
for the procedure.
At 9:00 Wednesday morning,
less than two days after the
:-surgery was over, Glenn walked
out of the doors of Emory
University Hospital, anxious to
get back home and for the .first
time in several years-enjoy some
of life's simple pleasures.
Glenn said one of the first
things he plans to do with his new
lease on life is to once again
become active in his service to
God. He is a deacon at Highland
View Baptist Church, but has
(See GLENN on Page 7)


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Juvenile Justice Forum Held Monday


In celebration of Juvenile
SJustice Week, local dignitaries
gathered to discuss issues dealing
'with youth in the community, and
local youth leaders were present-
ed with awards. Dignitaries pre-
sent were Judge Robert Moore,
Mike LaPlante, Dept. of Juvenile
Justice, Edwin Ales, Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, State Attorney
Jim Appleman, Jerry Kelley, prin-
cipal of Wewahitchka Elementary

Glenn
Continued from Page 6
been unable to serve due to
Parkinson's disease.
He also plans to do some seri-
ous eating. "I've lost 50 pounds
over the past few years, but I've
already gained eight pounds since
the surgery two weeks ago." He
had been unable to eat solid food
without choking or having diffi-
culty swallowing prior to the palli-
dotomy operation. Glenn also said
he wants to try to play golf again.
Under Emory's clinical trial of
pallidotomy, Glenn must return
to the university every three
months for the next five years for
post operative evaluation.
Glenn issued a special thanks
to all the people who sent cards,
letters, phone calls, food and
especially prayers.
A fund to help defray medical
expenses has been established at
First Union National Bank.


REWARD
For information
leading to the return
of a purple and pink
girl's bike stolen
Monday from PSJ-
Elementary School.
If information
supplied gets bike
Back, REWARD WILL
BE PAID.
Call 229-8909
Ite 3/28


School, Greg Cole, School
Resource Officer, Gulf County
Sheriff Frank McKeithen and Lt..
James Hersey of the Port St. Joe
Police Dept.
The importance of support
and role modeling beginning in
the family was agreed upon by all
law enforcement representation
as the key deterrent of juvenile
crime. Support of prevention pro-
grams was also noted as a key in
assisting at-risk youth, whereas
detainment in detention/prison is
an expensive and less effective
method of intervention.
Many parents, students and
school officials attended the Gulf
County Community Forum and
award ceremony. Thirteen stu-
dents from the Port St Joe area
were acknowledged for their hard
work, not only in academics, but
behavior as well. Two types of
awards were given to the "role
models of today, leaders of tomor-
row": Outstanding Citizenship
award and Most Improved
Student award.


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 1996 PAOB 7A
American Legion Election The monthly meeting and election
will be held at the Post home at
The annual election of officers 8:00 p.m. EST. All members are
for the American Legion Post encouraged to attend.
#116 will be conducted on April 1.


Thursday Night Snooker Tourney 7:30 p.m.
Friday Night Dance to Live Music
THE CYPRESS BAND 8:00 p.m.
Ricky, Larry, Dave. & Joe
Saturday Night Mike Treadaway's Karaoke 8:00 p.m.
Little Red's Bar
102 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe (904) 227-2055


Port St. Joe Middle School students, are, from left. Bonnie Be-
lin, Kim Williams, Josh Todd and Ike Hall. \


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Port St. Joe Elementary School students are, from left, Rob
Dykes, Kristopher Lamb, Laura Wendt, and Jasmine Russ.


Port St. Joe High School
students are, from left: Dee
Horton and Barry Adkison.
Congratulations were given to
all the award recipients and spe-
cial thanks to local dignitaries for
their participation in the success-
ful beginning of Juvenile Justice
Week.
See story on page 2B on other
events to be held to celebrate
Juvenile Justice Week.
In the accompany photos are
shown the students selected to
receive awards.


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Highland View Elementary students are, from left, Aaron Rich-
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Perform Lenten/
The Ilse Newell Fund for the
Performing Arts and.the Bay Area
Choral Society in conjunction
with soloists and instrumental-
ists, will present the Lenten/
Easter portion of Handel's Mes-
siah on Palm Sunday, March 31
at 4 p.n, in_- historic. Trinity
Church in Apalachicola. Conduct-
ed by Eugenia Watkins, with Dr.
Bedford Watkins on the organ,
Luciano Gherardi, contra-bass,.
and soloists Nancy Totman, Julia
Six, Tom Adams, Glenn Totman,
Wesley Chesnut, and Jimmy Mill-
er, the libretto with Handel's
splendid music, casts a strong
Old Testament basis with New
Testament passages. The Ilse Ne-
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alachicola Area Historical Society
. a 501-(c) 3 educational incorpora-

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If you have any construction
skills and can spend a few hours
In Blountstown, the Big Bend
Wildlife Sanctuary is moving and
needs volunteers to tear down,
move and rebuild animal cages'
on their new site. If you bring
your own tools, they will provide
materials. Next scheduled date is
March 31; but they will be glad
for your help whenever you are
available.
Big Bend volunteers have
been providing care and rehabili-
tation for our local wildlife and
continuing education. Please call
Betsy Knight at (904) 762-8685
for directions.


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Preserve, which if enacted, 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
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Water from P. 1
those medical charges can be de-
clared the responsibility of the
person in custody.
According to the proposed or-
dinance, medical services shall be
repaid by prisoners in custody or
a lien will be levied, against real
and personal property of the indi-
vidual or in the case of a minor,
his parent.
The board was unanimous in
their support to proceed with ad-
vertising the proposed ordinance.
In Other Business
Passed a resolution author-
izing board chairman, Billy Tray-
lor, to offer portions of CR-30-E
and CR-30-A to the State of Flori-
da in exchange for the county
taking over SR 386. The county
has been working with the State
Department of Transportation
trying to get state help with the
road maintenance on both C-30s.
They want to be ready to make
the exchange, should a deal with
the state be worked out.
*Agreed to advertise for im-
provements (walkway, docking,
boat slips, and restroom facilities)
at the White City County Boat


Costin
from Page 1
programs.
Her background includes ex-
perience in developing curricu-
lum, providing staff development
workshops for teachers and ad-
ministrators, program evaluation,
student assessment, block sched-
uling and developing strategies to
meet the learning styles of all stu-
dents. In addition to her training
and experience in designing and
implementing a variety of instruc-
tional programs, Costin has ex-
tensive experience in administra-
tion. This Includes supervisory
.responsibility for fifty-five staff
members and oversight of the dis-
tribution of fifteen million dollars
to school districts, community
colleges and community based or-
ganizations. Costin has also
worked in the Legislative Affairs
Office of the Department of Edu-
cation and has experience in
working with the legislature on
education related issues.
Her educational background
includes a bachelors degree from
Florida State University in Voca-
tional Education and a masters
degree from the University of
West Florida in Educational Ad-
ministration. She has completed
the coursework for a Ph.D. In Ed-
ucational Leadership from Florida
State university y and is currently
working orn ier dissertation
which will be completed in De-
cember 1996.
Loretta and Leonard are
members of the First United
Methodist Church of Port St. Joe
and the Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce. .
In announcing her candidacy,
Costin emphasized the hImpor-
tance of the decision voters will
make this fall. The person elected
as Superintendent of Schools in
1996 will have the responsibility
for insuring that all students in
Gulf County have the knowledge
and skills to compete successfully
in the next century.
"Gulf County students de-
serve the best. I will work hard to
make sure that:each and every
student who -graduates from a
Gulf County school is prepared to.
continue on to postsecondary ed-
ucation and to obtain employ-
ment I believe that my broad
range of experience in all aspects
of education make me uniquely
qualified for this very important
position."
Costin states, "My three ma-
jor goals as your superintendent
will be to Insure the highest level
of student achievement for each
and every student, to provide a
safe learning environment, and to



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Landing as requested by Commis-
sioner Michael Hammond.
Heard a report from Com-
missioner Nathan Peters (County
Medical Examiner board repre-
sentative) that the county can ex-
pect a rate increase of up to 60%
in the next fiscal year.
Decided to participate in a
state drug control program.
Emergency Management Di-
rector Larry Wells told the board
he had applied for $2,000.00. of
Hurricane Opal Hazard (Reloca-
tion) Mitigation Grant funds on
behalf of the county.
Voted to reject all bids to
furnish the county clay for the
current $3 million road paving
project. They also decided to pur-
chase clay for 65t/cubic yard
from Aaron Tyree on an as-
needed basis. Chief Administrator
Don Butler also told the board he
was talking with Neal Lumber
Company about swapping some
county land with them for land to
be used as a county clay pit.
The board held a workshop,
prior to the regular meeting to
iron out some details with George
Hean company as a proposed ten-
ant for the county's $715,000 In-
dustrial Park.


make sure that parents feel wel-
come in our schools. I intend to
be a 'hands on' superintendent by
spending one day each month
working in the schools-teaching,
working In the lunchroom, an-
swering the phone, or doing
whatever is needed-so that I am
in touch with the needs of teach-
ers, students, administrators,
and parents."
Loretta states, 'You don't
have to be born in Gulf County to
love it, and that old saying "Home
is where the heart is" is certainly
true in my case. My home and
heart are in Gulf County and my
sincere desire is to make a differ-
ence. I think my biggest contribu-
tion will be in guaranteeing that
Gulf County students receive a
quality education."
Costin plans to meet with in-
dividuals and interested groups
to discuss issues and concerns.
She also welcomes your phone
calls and letters and may be
reached at 647-8317 or HC 3,
Box 101A, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456.


Davila
from Page 1
day, no matter how big or how
small their problems may have
been. As Sheriff I would continue
to be available to all the citizens
of Gulf County."
". I have looked forwaverto this
day for many years now. I have
spent most of my life serving and
protecting the citizens of Gulf
County. I don't know of anything
else that I would rather, do than
that"
A "Jack Davila for Sheriff'
campaign account has; been
opened at the St, Joe Papermak-
er's Credit Union with Pauline C.
Wilder as treasurer.


Mark McGruder, Executive Director, Washington Improvement
Group, left, and Gulf County Comm. Nathan Peters, Jr., right.


County Makes Donation


County .Commissioner Na-
than Peters, Jr. is shown in the
accompanying photo presenting a
check in the amount of $1,000 1to


Cameron Totman
Totman Competes
for WJHG's 1996
Student of Year
Wewahitchka High School
proudly announces that Cameron
Totman has been nominated for
the 1995-96 Buffalo Rock/Pepsi
and WJHG Student of the Week
competition.
Cameron is an active senior
at Wewahitchka High School. She
is President of the National Honor
Society, and Vice-President of the
Student Government Association.
She is also Vice-President of
Teenage Christian Leaders, and
secretary of the senior ,class.
Cameron has been a member of
the School mpro'vement Team at
Wewahitchka High School Tcr the
past two years and has 'partici-
pated in volleyball throughout
high school. She was recently
named to the WHS Senior Hall of
Fame and elected "Most Likely to
Succeed" at Wewahitchka High
School.
Cameron will be featured the
week of March 31 through April
5.


Mark McGruder, Executive Direc-
tor of the Washington Improve-
ment Group. The check was
drawn from Gulf County's District
4 Recreation Fund account.
McGruder said about the use
of the funds, "Our efforts will be
targeted toward increasing family
activities. One program will be a
"Walk For Your Life' program,
which will encourage people to
improve their health and fitness
by using the new walking track."
He stated that for walking a
set number of miles, awards of
pins or ribbons will be given. In
addition, the Washington Im-
provement Group is interested in
sponsoring afterschool and sum-
mer programs for school-aged
children, with the aim of increas-
ing attendance at college or voca-
tional and technical schools.

Host Seminar
On Landscape
Maintenance
The Gulf County Cooperative
Extension Service and the Port
St. Joe Garden Club are sponsor-
ing a Landscape Maintenance
Seminar for all Interested persons
In Gulf County.
The seminar will be held April
2 at 6:30 p.m., E.S.T., at the Gar-
den Club Center, (the old Catho-
lic Church) located on 8th Street
in Port St. Joe.
Dr. Robert Black, Urban Hor-
ticulturist with IFAS of the Uni-
versity of Florida will be the in-
structor for this seminar. Topics
to be discussed are: pruning
shrubbery; how and when to irri-
gate the general landscape: pest
control in landscape plants and
.fertilization recommendation for
landscape plants.
For more' information please
call Bonnie Miller at 229-8819,
Betty Lewis at 229-6005, or the
Gulf County Cooperative Exten-
sion Service at 639-3200.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 1996 PAGE 9A


3 Arrested: Charged with Crack Cocaine


Gabe Clark (4) placed first in
twin brother, Germain is shown 1
Clark Breaks 1600
Meter Record Sat.
Last Saturday, the Port St.
Joe High School boys track team
competed in the Florida A&M In-
vitational in Tallahassee. The
Sharks had 11 athletes establish
17 new personal bests and placed
4 fifth in the 10-team meet with 51
points.
Gabe Clark's first place finish
in the 1600 meters was the high-
light of the day. His time of
4:33.4 established a new school
record, breaking the old record of
4:36.9 which was held by Jamie
Fain.
Other athletes who turned in
good performances were:
Germain Clark second-800
meters (2:02.9), fourth-1600 me-
ters (4:44.8); Justin Summers
third-pole vault (9'6"), fourth-
discus (122'5"); Gabe Clark
fourth-800 meters (2:03.9); Tyson
Pittman fifth-high jump (5'8");
Russell Russ, Andre Thomas,
Mark Williams, and Germain,
Clark. flfth-4x400 relay (3:46.9);
Mark Williams sixth-110 hurdles
(17.0); Andre Thomas seventh-
800 meters (2:08.1); and Chad
Thompsoni eighth-3200 meters


A joint investigation, between
the Gulf and Franklin County
Sheriffs' Departments came to a
successful completion Saturday
night on Highway 98, near East-
point.
George Fredrick Cargill, age
24, and Holly M. Stripling, age
25, of Gulf County and Jenny


Tramell, of Franklin County, were
arrested and charged with traf-
ficking in crack cocaine by offi-
cers from the Gulf and Franklin
County Sheriffs offices. The
search of their vehicle that night
netted 548 grams of crack co-
Scaine with an estimated street
value of $6000.
On Monday, a search warrant


was served on the Cargill and
Stripling residence near Over-
street in Gulf County, at which
time a quantity of marijuana,
crack cocaine, and powder co-
caine was found. Officers also
found a sawed-off.rifle and an-
other firearm.
In addition to the trafficking


Ladies Softball Dodges Rain


the 1600 meters for the Sharks. His
running with him.


(11:22.7).
UPCOMING MEETS
Friday, the boys varsity team
will host Marianna and Wewa-
Shitchka in a three team meet,
which will begin at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, Port St. Joe Middle
School will host the 2nd Annual
Middle School Championship.
Over 500 athletes from, 10
schools will take part in the meet.
Field events will begin at 1:00
p.m. and the running will begin
at 2:00 p.m.
Everyone is invited and en-
couraged to come out and watch
the exciting action and support
the Sharks.

Winter Sports
Banquet Tonight
Port St. Joe High School will
hold their Winter Sports Banquet
Thursday, March 28, at 7:00
p.m., in the high school Com-
mons Area. The banquet will be
covered dish.
The banquet will honor the
cheerleaders and girls and boys
basketball teams.


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Bryant added a home run to the
Wewa attack in the second. Diana
Taunton stroked a triple in the
fourth for two RBI.
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Gboro 000 3- 3 36

Lady Sharks
PSJ 3, APALACHICOLA 4
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
took on the Apalachicola Lady
,Sharks in the Quincy Day of Soft-
ball, dropping the contest by a
single run.
Walks were the game's decid-
ing factor, with pitcher Geria
Johnson giving up only four hits,
striking out six and allowing 11
walks. The Lady Sharks collected
eight hits, including four doubles,
and only one walk.
Leading hitters for the Sharks
were, Alvson Williams 2 for 3,
Gena Johnson 2 for 3, and Dee
Horton 2 for 3.
PSJ 101010 0-3 8 2
Apalach 100 021 X- 4 1
SPSJ 11, GRAND RIDGE 1
In the afternoon game, the
iLady Sharks came roaring back
and defeated the Grand Ridge
girls 11-1. Shark bats rattled out
18 hits, while Alyson Williams
gave up only two hits. She struck
out five and walked one.
Dee Horton and Jolynn Park-
er both went three for three at the
plate. Gena Johnson was three
for four. Lyndsay Williams. went
two for three and Brigett Godfrey.
was two for four.
Dee Horton was named most
outstanding player for the Lady
Sharks. Dee was five for six at the


plate for the day of play.
PSJ 023 105-11 18 3
G. Ridge 100 000- 1 23


in cocaine charges, in Franklin
County the two were charged
with possession of cocaine and
marijuana, as well as possession
of a short barrel firearm. Also,
Cargill was charged with posses-
sion of a firearm by a convicted
felon by Gulf County investiga-
tors.
Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen wishes to thank Lt.
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Wewahitchka's Lady Gators
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Tuesday, scoring 17 runs in four
innings. The Lady Gators took the
lop-sided win in a run-rule short-
ened game which was called at
the end of the fifth.
Amanda Davis, Mandy Little,
Kristen Jones and Jasmine
McMillon each had three hits in
the game. Winning pitcher Thel-
ma Bryant slammed a three-run
homer in the six-run fourth.
Bryant allowed three hits
during her five innings of work
and her team mates collected 16
during the same span of time.
The Lady Gators are now 11-
2.
Wewa 526 40-17 16 2
Apalach 10002- 3 3 7
WEWAHITCHKA 25
GREENSBORO 3
The Lady Gators put a bas-
ketball-like score on the Greens-
boro Lady Bulldogs last Thursday
afternoon, putting a 25-3 whip-
ping on the 'Dogs.
The Gators used a huge 14-
run fourth inning to completely
innundate Greensboro with their
power. The game was' called after
four innings of play, after the
Bulldogs could answer with only
three runs of their own in four in-
nings of softball.
Thelma Bryant continued her
mastery from the mound, striking
out seven [two less than she
faced in her stint on the pitchers
mound] before she was relieved in

Pat Anema

New Ladies

Champion

at SJBCC
March roared in like a lion,
and continues to do so, but failed
to deter thirty-six ,ladies who
played 36 holes of golf ip "thirty-
six" mile per hour winds on
March 20 and 21 to determine
the 1996 St. Joseph Bay Country
Club Ladies Champion. Although
cold and windy, the ladies en-
joyed a great tournament.
Congratulations to the new
champion, Pat Anema, who led all
the way with a low gross score of
178 and a net score of 144. Shin
Taunton followed with a low net
score of 142 in the championship
flight. Second low net was won by
Barbara Swain (146); third, Fred-
die Downs (148), and; fourth, Liz
Hoffman (151).
Second flight winners were:
first, Jessie Quellman (134); sec-
ond, Lee Shults (144); third,
Myong Kelly (146) and; fourth,
Helen Quackenbush (150). Third
flight winners were: first, Marian
Svendsen (144); second, Alice
Thomas (145); third, Pearl Ra-
maker (149); and fourth, Betty
May (149).
Fourth flight winners were:
first, Chris Healy (134); second,
.Virginia Harrison (141); third,
Ann Jannetta (144); and fourth,
:Joann Bacon (146). Helen Pro-
phater won the Jean Atchison
putting award for the least putts
on March 21 with only twenty-
seven.
Following play on the 21st,
an awards luncheon was enjoyed
by all participants at J. Patrick's
Restaurant. Pat Anema, the 1996
Spring Champion, was presented
a beautiful brass bowl and a
spring bouquet. Her name will be
inscribed on the Championship
Trophy at'the St. Joseph's Bay
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Baxter Democrat 'Player of the Year"


Gators Have Rough


Week of Baseball


LIBERTY COUNTY 7
WEWAHITCHKAO
Gator bats were silent Tues-
day evening, as the Liberty
County Bulldogs hand-cuffed
their hitters with only three hits
throughout the game. The Gators
added three errors to the game
which facilitated Liberty's seven
runs, to take a district win.
Matt Kearce was on the
mound for the Gators, allowing
only six hits for the game. The
Bulldogs combined a couple of
hits with errors in the third to
push across four big runs to take
a commanding lead in a scoreless
game.

Bicycle Rodeo
The Port St. Joe Police De-
partment will be sponsoring a "Bi-
cycle Rodeo" on March 30 at the
Washington Recreation Center,
David W. Jones Memorial Gym.
from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
The day 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
engraving.
Trophies and certificates will
be awarded. All parental assis-
tance will be greatly appreciated.
Children wishing 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.


More Beauties

For The Runway
Contestants are steadily com-
ing out of the woodwork to vie for
the coveted title of "Miss Fool's
Queen 1996" to be awarded at
the conclusion of Saturday
night's Womanless Beauty Pa-
geant. The March 30th gala
event, sponsored by Project Grad-
uation 1996, will begin at 6:30
p.m., E.S.T., in the Port St. Joe
High School gymnasium.
,You won't want to miss it-
ust. ask anyone who attended
last year
To make things even more ex-
citing this year, the Master of
Cerenmories will be Red Holland.
Everyone, is encouraged to
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The Gators made a little flur-
ry of offense in the seventh in-
ning, with two outs, when they
collected two of their three hits,
but they failed to produce any
runs.
The Gators will entertain
Chattahoochee Friday at 6:00
p.m. and enter the Quincy Clas-
sic with games beginning next
Tuesday.
Liberty 004 0210-7 6 2
Wewa 000 000 0-0 3 3
Godby 10, Wewahitchka 3
The Wewahitchka High
School Gators lost in the opening'
round of the Florida High Invita-
tional to 5A powerhouse Tallahas-
see Godby. The Gators' Matt
Kearce was recorded with the loss
on the mound.
Wewa 0001011,-351
Godby 11034 x-10 9 3
Fla. High 10, Wewahitchka 1
In the second round of the
Florida High Invitational. Wewa's
Gators lost (10-11 to Florida High.
currently the number one ranked
team in Class 3A. Tranum McLe-
more was recorded with the loss
for the Gators. Wewahitchka had
one run on four hits.
Fla. Hi 1410103-10111
Wewa 000 1000-1 44

Sharks Pick Up"
1st In Tourney
The Port St. Joe High School
Weightlifting Team finished first
in the Big Bend Weightlifting
Tournament held this past Satur-
day in Tallahassee. Teams follow-
ing St. Joe were Wakulla 2nd,
Lincoln 3rd, Rickards 4th, Godby
5th, Leon 6th, Florida 'High 7th,
and Quincy Shanks 8th.
The top lifters for the Sharks
were Mandricka Miller 1st, C. J.
Jones 1st, Jamaail Fenn 2nd, J.
J. Gainer 2nd, Pierre Hall 3rd,
Rocky Quinn 3rd, Matt Roberson
4th, Luke Thomason 4th, D. C.
Jones 5th, Carlos Best 5th, and
Jason Brant 6th.
The Sharks' next meet will be
Wednesday at the Bell Invitation-
al in Bell, Florida.


The Tallahassee Democrat
named Desmond Baxter of the
Port. St. Joe state champion
Sharks as their candidate for
Player of the Year honors.
Baxter finished his high
school basketball career this year
in a new position, for him. Coach
Vernon Eppinette decided to
place the 6-foot-2 star at the
point guard position, "a decision
everybody questioned," Eppinett
said.
The results were evidence of
the soundness of the coach's de-
cision. Baxter averaged 15.2 per
game, 8.1 assists per game, 7.9
rebounds, 2.3 steals, an assist-
to-turnover ratio of 4:1 and one
state championship for the team.-
'There was no doubt in my
mind," Eppinette said. "He has al-
ways seen the floor well. Of
course, all the colleges now are
saying he's one of the better point
guards they've seen."
Baxter, normally a forward or
shooting guard, had played point
guard before in spells. He is the
Tiger Sharks' top clutch free-
throw shooter, so he would play
Point guard late in the game as
sophomore and junior.
"It wasn't that much of
transition for me," Baxter sali
"It's like you're a father to 'all the.
guys on the floor with you. I like
it in a way because it's a chal-


lenge to me. I
'tate I would
part."


knew for us to win
have to play a big


i Eppinette praised Baxter on
his ability to make decisions,
which isn't an easy task in the
Sharks' up-tempo, high-energy
style. Now Baxter-a standout in
football, basketball and baseball-
-has a big decision to make.
A third baseman, Baxter has


major league scouts watching
him. Eppinette said he has been
offered a football/basketball
scholarship.
Should Baxter have the base-
ball season he's capable of, he
could be selected to his third
North-South Al-Star team.
Football, basketball, baseball
... take your pick ... and Des
Baxter will give you a "Player of
the Year" performance.


OTHER NOMINEES
Senior Chad Quinn was se-
lected to the third team. Fellow
Sharks Doyle Crosby, Brian Je-
kins, and Jermaine Larry re-
ceived honorable mention. Steph-
anie Maxwell was named
honorable mention for girls bas-
ketball. For the Gators Gus Russ,
Andrew Williams, April Jones and
Diana Taunton were listed as
honorable mention.


Sharks Lose First Time This Season


N..FL Christian 6, St. Joe 3
The Port St. Joe baseball.
team won one and lost two in the
Florida High Invitational this past
weekend. The Sharks put their
ace pitcher on the mound to face.
one of the best teams in the state,
North Florida Christian.
Smith, who gave up four hits-
and struck out two, struggled in
the second and third innirigs, be-
fore being relieved in the fourth
by Ryan Yeager. Yeager gave up
two unearned runs in the fourth,
then shut the Eagles down. Yeag-
er gave up only two hits and
struck out four.
The Sharks, who out hit NFC
nine to seven, had some key mis-
takes in the second through
fourth innings that allowed some
runs and probably cost them the
game. St. Joe swung the bats
well. Ryan Yeager, Wayne Sum-
mers, and Brian Jekins had two
hits each, while Cameron Likely.
Charlie Lanford, and Barry Adkl-
son each had one. Jenkins had a
double and a triple and Ryarfi
Yeager had a triple.
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PSJ 010010 1--391
Port St. Joe 13, Rickards 7
Barry Adkison (2-0) picked.
up the win for the Sharks on the
mound against Rickards. Adkison'
pitched four innings, gave up two
hits, three runs, and struck out .
three.
Russell Young relieved Adki-
son in the fifth and pitched one,
inning before turning it over to
Keith Saleh who went one arnd
two-third innings giving up seven
runs on four hits. Brad Smith re-
lieved Saleh to stop the come-.'
back.
Offensively for the Shaiks,.'
Cameron Likely went two for five;'
Jesse Colbert one for four with
three RBI; Ryan Yeager two for"
five with a triple; Wayne Sum-
mers had a triple and a RBI;
Brian Jenkins two for three with

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Clinton's Selection of


Peterson for Vietnam


Ambassador Good Choice

He Has Been A Respected and Honest
Congressman But Liberal Ways Unpopular
PETERSON FOR VIETNAM AMBASSADOR
The Piney Woods Committee of Clem Redneck, Aunt Minnie
Tennishoe and this old reporter want to recommend U. S. Rep. Pete
Peterson as ambassador to Vietnam, a post President Bill Clinton is
reported considering for the Marianna democrat.
Peterson, an honest and consistent liberal, announced he wouldn't
run again after conservatives in his Florida Big Bend district hotly dis-
agreed with him on his tax-and-spend stances in Congress, perhaps
spoiling the satisfaction he may have gotten out of his public service.
He had a very good chance of re-election in his predominately
Democratic district. So his explanation that it was for personal reasons is
probably right. His disappointment in the low esteem in which politicians
are held by Americans and the almost impossible task of pleasing most of
them most of the time was apparent.
He has a bill in Congress that would provide term limits for incum-
bents, a move many state legislators have taken. He also stands pat con-
sistently on what he calls silly gun control legislation that would take
guns away from private citizens but do nothing to punish and control the
criminal.
It's interesting that veteran Democrat U. S. Rep. Sam Gibbons, of
Tampa, who is also resigning from Congress, got Peterson in trouble with
his constituency on big spending bills. Three years ago Peterson earned
the unpopular title of being the biggest spender in the U. S. House. A spe-
cial interest group added up how much spending each Congressman
* either sponsored or signed on for in proposed legislation.
Peterson said at the time his record was so high on spending because
he supported Gibbons' public health plan. That wasn't the only reason, of
course, because he is an honest liberal and big government spender.
But as an ambassador to Vietnam, he wouldn't have to make those
decisions and he is a natural for that post. Shot down over Vietnam as a
U. S. Army pilot, he was a prisoner of war and has re-visited that coun-
try on several government missions since. His experience in Congress and
his integrity which is recognized by Democrats and Republicans alike in
his rural North Florida district make him a good choice.
Incidentally, Gibbons is playing a part in the race for Peterson's sec-
ond district seat too. State Rep. Allen Boyd, D-Monticello, who has raised
$250,000 for his campaign, thinks the Republican Party will turn its sup-
port more to the race in Gibbons' Tampa Bay area where it has a better
chance to win than in Peterson's district that is about 70 percent
Democratic voter registration.
Boyd, a Jefferson County farmer who is chairman of the. Florida
House Rules Committee, will be seeking the Democratic nomination over
candidates Gulf County Judge David Taunton and Leon County
Commissioner Anita Davis.
Republican Bill Sutton, former Department of Commerce secretary,
Tallahassee National Rifle Assoc. lobbyist, is collecting money statewide
for his race. Carol Griffin, the unsuccessful Republican who opposed
Peterson in 1994 is collecting signatures.to get on the ballot for another


Capitol


NEWS ROUNDUP

from Tallahassee
by JACK HARPER


shot at the post.
Boyd's assumption that Gibbons' post is easier for the GOP to land
than Peterson's may not be true. There are more registered Republicans
in the Tampa Bay area, but North Florida democrats have a habit of vot-
ing Republican often in state or area-wide races after they've voted demo-
cratic in their local races.
State Rep. Jim Davis, former Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman, and
Hillsborough County Commissioner Phyllis Busansky are democrats in
the Tampa Bay race. School teacher Mark Sharpe, who lost twice to
Gibbons, is the only Republican so far.
THAT OLD IMAGE PROBLEM AGAIN
It appears the Florida House is going to ban free food and drinks from
paid lobbyists like the Senate did last week, and the Senate will ban cam-
paign collections during the session as the House did last year.
Then they'll all be squeaky clean.
It's about time, ladies and gentlemen. The Florida Press Association
banned free food and drinks and all other gifts from people wanting to
influence news coverage in the mid-1950s at an annual convention at
Silver Springs I attended as ye young editor of a weekly newspaper.
Of course, the free food and drink hadn't bought much favorable
press, but our readers thought it did. Most newspapers then ard now
went a lot further than Just banning food and drink. They developed
ethics policies and fired quite a few people who couldn't.resist the free-
bies and bribes and conflicts of interest.
You members of the elected government must do the same if you real-
ly want to improve your lousy image which you deserve.
You can blame your low ratings in public confidence on the press, but
it will not work. Voters, like readers, aren't stupid. You're going to have to
go a lot further to clean up your acts than just announcing some bans
that are easy to get around.
We Journalists did.
And, you know, the respect we get when we tell strangers we're news-
paper reporters is worth it. It's not money in the bank (our pay is humor-
ous), but it makes shaving in front of a mirror in the, mornings a lot eas-
ier.


Here's the Capitol News Roundup
STATE PRIVATIZING PUSH FOR JOBS, ECONOMY
Gov. Lawton Chiles will get legislation this week that will abolish the
Department of Commerce and turn the state's efforts to create jobs and
improve the economy over to private business executives.
The Florida House and Senate-in a fierce battle with Tallahassee-
based legislators-passed bills to dissolve the Department of Commerce
and send its employees to the private sector.
Both bills would turn economic development over to Enterprise
Florida, a consortium of business executives based in Orlando, and


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 1996 PAGE 1B
tourist promotion to Travel Florida, a public-private company to be based
in Tallahassee.
Under the plan, the state Would provide $20 million to Enterprise
Florida and private industry would chip in $2 million. In the fifth year of
privatization, the industry share would increase to $10 million a year.
Tax breaks granted by the bill could total $60 million the first year.
They would include sales tax exemptions for electricity used in manufac-
turing and research and development.
The bills set up an Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic
Development under Gov. Chiles so he can oversee the spending.
Sen. John McKay, R-Bradenton who chairs the Senate Commerce
Committee, blocked passage of the measure last year after it passed the
House because it did not contain accountability provisions to allow the
state to determine how many new jobs are created by the plan. They were
amended into both bills this year.
Leaders in both houses said they would merge the two bills in infor-
mal negotiations between committees and avoid going to the Conference
Committee. They said they could do it because Chiles and the business
lobbyists had already agreed on major points of tax breaks and red-tape
reductions in the jobs creation division.
PUT FISHERMAN ON PANEL, SAYS JUDGE
Circuit Judge William Gary told Gov. Lawton Chiles to name two com-
mercial fishermen to the Marine Fisheries Commission or show why he
shouldn't in court.
It came in response to a lawsuit brought by Ronald Crum, a North
Florida commercial fishermen, asking that Chiles be ordered to withdraw
two appointments on the seven member panel and replace them with
fishermen.
The lack of fishermen on the panel resulted in mismanagement of
fisheries, depletion of fish stock and the vote by Floridians to drastically
limit net fishing.
TALLAHASSEE SHUNS GOP
The Leon County Republican Committee has been denied its request
to caucus in Tallahassee City Hall to select delegates to the Republican
National Convention, but the Democratic Committee was given permis-
sion to hold its caucus there.
City Manager Steve Burkett said it was an innocent mistake by a
worker in the department. "It's a clear indication Republicans are not wel-
come," said Leon County GOP Chairman Tom Woods.
VOTE ON LOTTERY DOLLARS FOR SCHOOLS
The House Education Committee has proposed a constitutional
amendment that would force the state to spend its lottery dollars on pre-
kindergarten programs, scholarships, class size reduction, and techno-
logical enhancement.
Critics say education's share of the lottery money has not gone to
fund improvements, but have been used instead to replace general tax
dollars that have traditionally gone to public schools. "Let the public vote
on it," Rep. Dean Saunders said.
ANTI-SMOKING BILL SNUFFED OUT IN COMMITTEE
The Senate Commerce Committee wouldn't consider a bill that would
allow local governments to toughen anti-smoking rules in public places.
Sen. John Grant, R-Tampa, who sided with Democrats to keep Gov.
Lawton Chiles' law giving lawyers an upper hand in tobacco suits, asked
for a vote on the bill. The committee turned him down.
'Tobacco is pulling out all the stops to protect their industry," Grant
said.
Grant joined Republican Senators Ginny Brown-Waite. Spring Hill,
and W. D. Childers, Pensacola, in upholding Gov. Lawton Chiles' veto of
a bill that makes it easier to sue tobacco manufacturers.


Richards Speaks
To Kiwanis
Howard Richards, a graduate
Sof Port St. Joe High School and
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Joe
Richards of Overstreet, spoke to
the Kiwanis Cub recently, telling
them a few things about his work
and studies at FSU, where he re-
Q* cently earned his Doctoral degree.
Richards has been working,
as well as studying with the Mag-
netic Lab at FSU and in the phys-
ics department. FSU's Magnetic
Lab is involved in experiments on
a national and world-wide level.
Next month Richards is
scheduled to go to Tokyo, Japan
to further his studies in physics
and do work in the magnetic field
in that nation.
Richards told the Kiwanis
:'Club of some of his studies on su-
per conductors, but his audience
nor this writer completely under-
stood what he was talking about

Dr. Richards
Earns Ph.D.
S Dr. Howard L: Richards of
:Port St. Joe successfully defended
ihis Ph.D. dissertation in Physics
at Florida State University, enti-
tied "Magnetization Switching in
'Single-Domain Ferromagnets:
Statistical-Mechanical Analysis
and Simulations of a Kinetic Ising
Model in Two Dimensions," on
February 29.
He has thus completed all the
requirements for the degree of
Doctor of Philosophy. His re-
S search, which is reported in the
dissertation, uses methods of the-
oretical physics to study proper-
ties of very small magnetic parti-
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GCSB Meeting
The time for the regular Gulf
County School Board meeting
scheduled for April 2 has been
changed from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00
a.m., E.T.


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By Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist


Bernice Wolfe with "Reebok"


Hozie and Opal Owens


Elizabeth Bobe with "Reebok"


There's Healing Power In A Snuggling Pet


Residents at Bay St. Joseph
Care Center were the recipients of
a lot of kisses and nose snuggles
March 14th as they celebrated
National Pet Day. At least 30 resi-
dents enjoyed over two hours of
buggy rides, drawn by a donkey
and a mule. The animals and
buggy are owned by Rodger and
Sheila Williams, both LPNs at the
nursing center. It was "just like


the good ole days", most of the
resident reminisced as they
climbed aboard.
As the day progressed, resi-
dent after resident wandered out
to the courtyard in the warm sun-
shine to watch the ducks,
brought in by Julianna, Carter,
CNA, and playful puppies, "Reeb-
ok" and "Annie", brought by Tre-
zia Huddleston and Karen Clark,


LPNs, chase one. another and
then collapse in the residents'
loving arms and laps.

Those who could not venture
out of their rooms were visited by
a wee little fluff ball, "Fancy", a
miniature poodle belonging to Re-
nee Price, and two beautiful fe-
lines, "Missy J." and "Chi Chi",
companions of Katherine Minger


Rotary Gets Lowdown On Medical Costs


Rich Wisdahl spoke to the
Rotary Club last week, telling
them of what the national budget
battle was doing to the medical
field in the matter of financing
different phases of health care.
"Everybody is opposing waste


in the matter of care givers, but
none have been able to complete-
ly agree on what the solution is to
be," the speaker said.
Wisdahl said states are gen-
erally opposing the block grant
method of financing because of


Dignitaries Participate

in Gulf Co. Juvenile

Justice Festivities


State's Attorney Jim Apple-
man, County Judge Robert
Moore, Sheriff Frank McKeithen,
Port' t. Joe City Police Chief
"Bucky" Richter and Gulf County
Guidance Clinic's Executive Di-
rector, Edwin Ailes are all con-
cerned about the future of today's
juvenile population-just ask
them.
Citizens of Gulf County will
have the opportunity to see and
question these local officials as
well as several others from area
school and agencies in the com-
ing weeks.
They will be answering the
most =common' questions' asked -
them about juvenile, Justice,
crime, and crime prevention, as
well as being present for a brief
question and answer session in
which the public may ask about
any juvenile justice question not
covered.
The community forum is a
part of a celebration of Juvenile
Justice Week in Gulf County. It
will be held in the Wewahitchka
High School Commons Area at
3:00 p.m. (central time) on April
1st..The panel will run approxi-
mately 50 minutes. Melissa'Ram-
sey, coordinator of the Port St.
Joe Juvenile Justice Partnership
Program and chairperson of the
Gulf County Juvenile Justice
Council will be the moderator for
the question/answer session..
Following this, there will be a
short break, and all present will
be urged. to come back for an
award ceremony honoring Wewa-
hitchka youth. The winners, of
these awards will be announced
prior to the program and families
and friends of those students will
be welcome to attend to show
support.
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council is grateful to all
of Gulf County for the warm sup-.


Thank You
I would like to thank the fol-
lowing people for sponsoring me
on our Saddle Club Trail Ride for
St. Jude's Hospital. Thanks so
much. May God bless you-Pat
Tousignant of PJ's Roofing, Tiny
Lee, Lester Scott, Johnny Burke,
Larry Gay, Ricky Hanlon, and
George Boyer of Little Red's Bar.
Sincerely, Carol Hanlon


port in time, talent, and materials
which have been generously do-
nated to help stem juvenile crime
in Gulf County. With your contin-
ued help, they not only look for-
ward to the future, but eagerly
anticipate it!


and Vicki Gomillion.


The day was such a huge
success they plan to repeat it be-
fore the weather becomes too hot
for the residents to' venture out
in. We should never underesti-
mate the unconditional love an
Animal can give-perhaps we hu-
mans could learn a little some-
thing from them!
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Veteran Beneficiaries
Must Respond Timely
Bo Williams. Gulf' county
Veterans Service Officer, reminds
veterans or surviving spouses
who have received their annual
'"Eligibility Verification Report
(EVR) mailed on or about March
1st, that you must return the re-
Sport to the Department of Vete-
"rans Affairs by not later than
May 11 Failure to return the re-
port will cause the account to be
suspended.
A second mailing to other eli-
gible beneficiaries will occur on or
about April 1. The deadline for re-
turning those mailed on this date
is not later than June 1. Again,
failure to return the report will
cause the account to be suspend-
ed.
Any beneficiary (veteran or
surviving spouse) needing assis-
tance should -contact Bo Wil-
liams, Gulf County Veterans Ser-
vice Officer at 229-6125 (Tuesday
through Friday) or 639-3019 on
each Monday.


INGROWN TOENAILS
One of the more common foot
problems is ingrown toenails. It's
ironic that, in many cases, the prob-
lem can be easily avoided. Unfortu-
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nize the onset of the problem and
delay seeking professional care,
An ingrown toenail is one which
has pierced the skin. It can become
painful, the skin, can become in-
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While some deformities or inju-
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in many cases the cause is as sim-
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If the nails are cut too short,
curved too deeply around the edges,


or cut with .
Jagged edges, the
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and even with the end of the toe to
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If you do have an ingrown toenail,
see your podiatrist promptly to allay
the pain and avoid undue complica-
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fears of uneven distribution of
funds throughout the nation.
With the block grant method of fi-
nancing, the individual states
would have control over expendi-
tures and would result in uneven
programs from state to state, the
medical community fears.
Already some attempts are
being made by the system to re-
duce costs with various methods
which may prove to be effective.
S"Different methods are being uti-
lized in giving medical and long-
term care which may prove effec-
tive on reducing costs and still
maintain an effective level of
care," he said.
"Look for more and drastic
changes in every phase of the
medical community before some-
thing is settled on," Wisdahl said.
Guests of the club were John
L. Miller of Apalachicola and
Wendell Campbell of Panama
City.


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Hosanna

Palm Sunday is near.
The triumphal entry of Je-
sus into Jerusalem brought
excitement. It still brings
excitement to Christians
today. The next week
Oliver F. Taylor changed the face of history
Viseaton Minister, F for the whole world. Jesus
United Methodist Church was on the way to finalize
God's plan to offer man-
kind its Saviour. Each year we need to feel the
renewal of this great event. This will prepare
our heart for the week to come.
You and I need to set some time apart to
worship. We can attend the Community Holy
Week Services with our neighbors and friends.
We can read the passages of the Bible which
cover Palm Sunday, the trial, the crucifixion,
and the resurrection.
We sing, "I love to tell the story." Let us re-
new that story in our hearts. In Mark 11:9 we
find "Hosannal Blessed be He who comes in the
name of the Lord."


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"
First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Sunday School 9:45 am
Worship 11:00 am
DiscipleTraining 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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Discover God's love!
SEveryone welcome

-Long Avenue ,
BAPTIST CHURCH/ I '
1601 Long Avenue Port SL Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. & 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


THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET *PORT ST. JOE
+.+ ---7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
i+ Sunday School 9:45
4+ ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)

STHE REV. JERRY.R. HUFT, Pastor



Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
(1/10 mile north of Overstreet Road)

The Church of Christ

in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday School 9 a.m. CDT
Worship Service 10 a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m.



I* C FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
a cCHURCH
Si 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
iUl ) SUNDAY WORSHIP...................... 10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL................................11 a.m.
t s *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children

Nursery Available
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor



FIRST SAPTIST CHURCH
MEXICO 8EAtCH
Jim Davis, Pastor
823 N. 15th Street 648-5776
Sunday Bible Study (all ages) ..................9:00 CST
Morning Worship ....................................... 10:00 CST
Evening Worship ...................................... 6:30 CST
Wednesday Bible Study (all ages) ............6:30 CST


Students Reminded to


Apply
Students plannir
Gulf Coast Commun
1996 Fall Semester s
now for financial aid.
Florida students
tend Florida institute
should apply for the
dent Assistance Gra
than April 15.
The application
Gulf Coast Commu
Foundation Scholars'
1 for the 1996-97 sch
GCCC applicants
filing until the last v
school begins in the
receive funds before V
begins. Many of the n
sites have priority c
deadline dates for a]
several months in ad

Bake Sa
The First Church
rene will be having
bake sale Saturday,
from 9 a.m. until. Tl
located at 2420 Lon
Port St. Joe. Choc
eggs will be a feati
this year's sale.
Everyone is invite
and pick up a sw
home.

SAT Prepa
Course Is C
An SAT Prepara
using the latest cc
materials based upo
exam will be offered
Community College.
analysis of math and
will be taught.
Books are to be I
the student at the i
store and brought to
Students should also
culatdr which will
usual basic function
squares and square r
The class will
Monday and Wednes
to April 24, from 6 t
fee, is $36 plus $30
book.

Wewa High
Honors Bai
On March 28 a
the Wewahitchka Hi
culty and staff will ho
al Students, of Exc
quet in the high sch
area.
: In order for a stu
invitation they must
lowing guidelines: (
discipline records; a
current year have a
(grade point average
be nominated by a
certain subject area
ing achievement.
Parents or guard
honored students ar
cost of $5 each.
charge for students
an invitation to attend
Early Dismi
Spring Holic
Below you will
dismissal schedule,
the Gulf County Schi
Friday April 5 due
holidays:
Port St.'Joe
KIDS .......... ..........
North PSJ Elementa
PSJ Elementary ......
Highland View Elem.
Highland View Elem
PSJ Middle School ..
PSJ High School .....
Wewahitchk
Main Street Site (WE
Linton Site (WES) ...
Wewahitchka High..
Lunch will not
Friday, April 5.
Breakfast will 1
Friday, April 5 at th
schools.


For College Aid
ig to attend beginning date for the fall semes-
ity College's ter. Those who complete their fll-
should apply ings by that deadline have an ad-
vantage in the competition for
who will at- limited funds.
ons full time To assist students in com-
Florida Stu- pleting the applications for stu-
mt no later, dent aid, the Gulf Coast Commu-
nity College .Financial Aid Office
deadline for' offers 45 minute "How To Apply"
nity College workshops available free to stu-
hips is April dents and their parents. Ad-
ool year. vanced registration is not re-
s who delay: quired for workshop
weeks before participation. Students wishing to
fall will not attend any workshop. should
the semester gather in the lobby outside the Fi-
jor niv nancial Aid Office a few minutes
consideration before the hour.
applicants set Workshops will be held on:
ivance of the April 3 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.;
April 4 at 2 p.m.; April 10 at 10
le a.m. and 7 p.m.; and April 11 at
ie 2 p.m.-
Students attending a work-
of the Naza- shop are asked to bring a copy of
their annual the student's and family's Income
March 30th Tax Form. For more information,
he church is call Dan Smith, at (904) 872-
.g Avenue in 3844.
late Easter
hired item at Weekend Computer
ted to attend Institute Classes
reet to take
The following hands-on com-
puter classes will be offered dur-
ra*io ing the month of April. All classes
rain will meet on Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.;
)fired Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
Hered and Sunday. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
nation Course "Computer Literacy" is de-
>mprehensive signed for those with no previous
in the latest microcomputer experience. Par-
at Gulf Coast ticipants will learn how a micro-
Step-by-step computer works and what appli-
I verbal skills cations are available for business
and personal use. Section 609
purchased by will be offered April 12-14 with a
GCCC Book- registration deadline of April 10
o each class, and Section 610 will be offered
Spring a cal- April 26-28 with a registration of
perform the April 24.
is as well as Classes offered on April 12-
roots. 14 are: MS-DOS, Level 3; Word-
e he on Perfect 6.0b for DOS, Level 2; In-
day April 15 production to Windows Applica-
oda, Apr Th5 tions; Introduction to Windows;
or h p.m. The WordPerfect 6.x for Windows,
St Level 2; Word for Windows, Level
3; Novell Netware I; and AutoCAD
i Plans Level 2. Registration deadline for
these courses is April 10.
nquet Classes offered on April 26-
28 are: WordPerfect 6.0b for
.t 6:30 p.m., DOS, Level 3; Introduction to
gh School fa- Windows; WordPerfect 6.x for
ost the annu- Windows, Level 3; Excel 5.0 for
ellence Ban- Windows, Level 3; Novell Netware
ool commons I;, aid .AutoQAl., Level 3, Regis-
trtlon deadline for these courses
identto geta is'Api~l 24.
meet the fol- The .cost of each course is
1) no school $38.10 for Flprida residents.
nd (2) for the
3.25 G.P.A.'
or better or Spring Fling and
teacher of a
ftora t da d Health Thing Soon
for outstand- Hn o
t Wewahitchka Elementary
lians of these School will host the second annu-
e invited at a al "Spring Fling and Health
There is no Thing" on Saturday, April 6. This
who received year the children's festival is be-
id. ing held in conjunction with the
community's-annual Tupelo Fes-
ssal For tival.:The fli.g'wfill be held at the
S new city park and will feature a
lays number ,f educational activities.
In addition to the free health
find an early screenings, there will be craft ac-
released by tivity booths, live animals, prizes,
ool Board, for student art exhibits, and much,
to the spring much more. There will also be a
transportation exhibit,featuring a
(ET) fire truck, an ambulance, a
..........11:36 school bus and more. The Easter
ry...11:46 Bunny and other characters will
11:51 ; be on hand. The Gulf County
.......... 11:51 Sheriffs Department will be avail-
S..........11:51 able to fingerprint all of the chil-
(Pate) ..12:20 dren.
............11:56 A number of informational
............12:05 booths. and activities, sponsored
a (CT) by area businesses and organiza-
S) ........11:45 tons are planned. The fling will
be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon
............11:50 with a 1/2 mile Fun Run kicking
............12:00 things off at 9:30 a.m.
be served on Wewahitchka Elementary
School believes that it is through
be served on a partnership of school and com-
he elementary munity that our children benefit
most.


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


Join Us For Worship .

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


& Sunday, April 7, 7:00 p.m.


at the

Port St. Joe High School Gym


All the Public Is Invited

ADMISSION IS FREE
A Nursery is provided at the First Baptist Church


FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
REV. BILL WHITE, PASTOR
~2420 Long Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
rra 904-229-6886


Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 1996 PAGE 3B


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


first United Methodist Church
111 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church ......................9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ......................10:00 a.m. CT
S*Nursery Provided**
CHR/S/A N/Y ONV THEIR MO IV
Dr. Loule Andrews, Pastor John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT


tc e Constitution AndMonument
Catch the Sior St. oe
STHE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
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. edocBaxterChoir Practice
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wednesday....... 7:30 p.m.
PASTOR



It is in turbulent times like these
that you need direction,
focus,
Faith,
and hope.
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Grace Baptist
Church
is here for you.
IRSTUNION BANK BUILDING, MONUMENT AVENUE, PORT SL. JOE
SUNDAY WORSHI 1000AM AND 6rs PM REV. MARTY MARTIN, PASOR 229-9254





















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created and arranged by
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PRESENTED BY

Local Churches in

the Cornnn nity

On
Saturday, April 6, 7:00 p.m.


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Gulf County Commission Minutes


JANUARY 22, 1996
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Billy E. Traylor, and
Commissioners Warren J. Yeager, Jr.,
Nathan Peters, Jr., Jesse V. Armstrong, and
Michael L. Hammond. Others present were:
Clerk Benny C. Lister, Chief Deputy Clerk
Douglas C. Birmingham, Deputy Clerk
Patricia A. Taylor, Chief Administrator Don
Butler, Administrative Assistant Debbe
Wibberg, Administrator/Emergency
Management Director Larry Wells,
Emergency Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, Attorney Tim McFarland,
and Solid Waste Director Joe Danford.
The meeting came to order at 12:10
p.m., E.S.T.
ROAD DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT -
EMERGENCY QUOTES-Chairman Traylor
discussed the need to purchase a new exca-
vator/tractor for the Road Department due
to the imminent collapse of the current one.
Chief Administrator Butler reported that
emergency quotes were received from the
following:
Beard Equipment $97,000.00; Coastal
Machinery Company, $95,064.00;
Thompson Tractor Company, $98,251.00;
and Tractor & Equipment Company,
$92,860.00.
Chief Administrator Butler reported
that the quote from Thompson Tractor
Company most closely met the county's
specifications and he recommended that
the Board award the purchase to Thompson
Tractor Company in the amount of
$98,251.00.
Following a discussion, Commissioner
Armstrong motioned to declare an emer-
gency need, for an excavator, due to Gulf
County's current road paving project, and
to purchase and finance the excavator from
Thompson Tractor Company.
Commissioner Hammond seconded the
motion, and following a discussion in which
the Board agreed to trade-in the old exca-
vator for a trade-in amount of $11.000.00
and to pay $20,000.00 from the' Road
Department budget, the motion passed
unanimously. The amount to be financed
with Thompson Tractor Co. is $67,251.00
at 5.5% for five (5) years with annual pay-
ments.
UNION NEGOTIATIONS-Upon
request by Administrator Wells,
Commissioner Yeager moved to rescind the
previous motion setting February 1, 1996.
as the deadline for union negotiations to be
finished with no' loss of retroactive pay. The
motion was seconded by Commissioner
Hammond, and it passed unanimously.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PUB-
LIC' OFFICIALS CONFERENCE-
Emergency Management Director Wells
asked the Board's wishes concerning an
Emergency Management Public Officials
Conference. The Board agreed to have the
conference at a local restaurant. in
_ February, with the exact date and time to
be set later.
HURRICANE OPAL H.O.M.E. PRO-
GRAM-Chief Administrator Butler report-
ed that Disaster Resource Management has
rescinded their bid (#9596-16) to provide
the county with Grant Application and
Administration Services for Hurricane Opal
Disaster' Housing Assistance Program
(H.O.M.E.) He recommended that the Board
award the bid to Jordan and Associates (the
only other bidder) in an amount not to
exceed 10% of the grant'award.
Upon motion" by Commissioner
Hammond, second" by Commissioner
Yeager, and unanimous vote, the Board
awarded bid #9596-16 for Grant
Application and Administration Services to
Jordan and Associates. .
With no further business and upon,;
motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner YVager; and unanimous vote '
the mi'eting did then adjourn at 12-27 p m.,
E.S.T.
Billy E. Traylor. Chairman
Attest: Benny C. Lister, Clerk
JANUARY 23, 1996
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular
session with the following members pre-
sent:, Chairman Billy E. Traylor,
Commissioners Warren J. Yeager,: Jr.,
Nathan Peters, Jr., Jesse V. Armstrong, and
Michael L. Hammond. Others present were:
Clerk Benny C. Lister, Chief Deputy Clerk
Douglas C.'. Birmingham, Deputy Clerk
Patricia A. Taylor, Chief Administrator Doh
Butler, Administrative Assistant, Debbe
Wibberg, Attorney Tim McFarland,
Administrator/Emergency Management
Director "Larry Wells, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson, Solid Waste Director Joe Danford,
South Gulf County EMS Director Shane
McGuffin, RoadSuperintendent Bob Lester,
Building Inspector Richard Combs, and
SHIP Administrator/Veterans Service
Officer Bo Williams.
The meeting came to order at 6:08
p.m., E.S.T.
Mr. Willie Ramsey opened the meeting
with prayer, and Commissioner Peters led
the pledge of allegiance to the flag..
LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATION
(LDR) ORDINANCE ADOPTION-Upon
inquiry by Ms. Marie Steeleromanelli, Chief
Administrator Butler stated that the Indian
Pass Lagoon is not considered part of the "
Aquatic Preserve. He reported that the pro-
posed ordinance is necessary to have Gulf
County's setback requirements match
those of the' state. Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous
vote, the Board adopted an ordinance with
the following title:
ORDINANCE NO. 96-01
ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE
AMENDMENT OF PORTIONS OF ORDI-
NANCE 93-1,. CHANGING SETBACKS
FROM WETLANDS IN SPECIFIC AREAS,
CHANGING THE DEFINITION OF A SUBDI-
VISION, CHANGING THE DEFINITION OF A
MINOR REPLAT, PROVIDING FOR OTHER
MINOR CHANGES AS PER ATTACHMENT
"A" PROVIDING FOR DISTRIBUTION OF
THE ORDINANCE AND PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
WARRANTY DEED SURFSIDE
ESTATES SUBDIVISION- Attorney Tom
Gibson presented the board with a warran-
ty deed to a road in the Surfside Estates
Subdivision. Commissioner Yeager
motioned to accept the deed, and the
motion was seconded by Commissioner
Peters. Following a discussion in which the
Board noted that the road was not being
accepted for maintenance by the county,
the motion passed unanimously.
VACATE ALLEY INDIAN PASS SUB-
DIVISION JERNIGAN-Upon request by
Attorney Gibson, the Board agreed to
advertise intentions to close two alley ways,
bordering Block U, of the Indian Pass
Subdivision.
CAPE SAN BLAS LIGHTHOUSE-Mr.
Herman Jones appeared before the Board


to request support in keeping the Cape San
Bias Lighthouse light from being perma-
nently turned off. He stated that the light-
house was erected in 1875 and is an Impor-
tant historical landmark. Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous
vote, the Board'agreed for the chairman to
write a letter to the Coast Guard requesting
that the lighthouse be kept in operation.
Commissioner H-ammond also requested
that the Historical Society be notified.
ACCEPT BIDS (#9596-15) 10-20
ACRES OF LAND FOR INDUSTRIAL
PARK-Pursuant to advertisement to


receive sealed bids. (#9596-15) for 10-20
acres of land to be used as an industrial
park site, no bids were received.
ACCEPT BIDS (#9596-17) SALE OF
1994 FORD RANGER/BLD. DEPT.-
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed
bids, (#9596-17) for the sale of a 1994 Ford
Ranger by the Gulf County Building
Department. the following bid was received:
Mr. Bobby J. Atkins $7,800.00.
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager,
second by Commissioner Hammond, and
unanimous vote, the Board awarded the bid
to Mr. Bobby J. Atkins.
INDUSTRIAL PARK BIDS -Upon
inquiry by Commissioner Hammond, Chief
Administrator Butler reported that the
county is In the process of re-writing the
specifications for bidding-on the land that is
to be used as an industrial park site.
PROPOSED ORDINANCE PRO-
HIBITING MINORS FROM POSSESSING
TOBACCO-Elizabeth Terry, of Port St. Joe,
appeared before the Board to discuss the
proposed ordinance that would prohibit
minors from possessing tobacco products.
She stated that her step-son is 17 years old,
and scheduled to join the military; she feels
if he is old enough to join the military, he
should be allowed to smoke.
Mrs. Terry questioned whether the

Board was trying to take her parental rights
away. Chairman Traylor stated that the
Board is not trying to take her parental
rights away, merely trying to protect Gulf
County's younger population from the dan-
gers of tobacco. Commissioner Yeager
explained that the reason the Board began
considering this ordinance was by a request
by the School Resource Officers who were
having difficulty curtailing smoking in Gulf
County schools.
Upon Mrs. Terry's inquiry as to
whether it would be illegal for her son or
daughter to smoke in public, Chairman
Traylor replied that it would indeed be ille-
gal. Mrs. Terry's daughter, Nina, stated that
she will not quit smoking if the ordinance is
adopted, and she does not feel that this will
be an effective deterrent to other young
smokers. Following further discussion, the
Board thanked Mrs. Terry and her daughter
for voicing their opinions.
CONSkNT AGENDA-Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond, second .by
Commissioner Armstrong, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the consent agen-
da. Items approved: Minutes-September 12,
1995-Budget Meeting; Minutes-September
26, 1995-Budget Meeting; Minutes-
January 9, 1996-Regular Meeting; Invoice-
Star Pub. ($80.00)-Bid No. 9596-16; and
Invoice-Wallace Pump & Supply ($81.50)
Bch. Water System.
INVOICE HOWARDS
CREEK/OVERSTREET VOLUNTEER
FIRE DEPARTMENTS-Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to pay two (2) invoices to
the Department of Health and
Rehabilitative Services, each In the amount
of $40.00, for Bacteriological Water
Samples- at the Howards Creek and
Overstreet Volunteer Fire Departments.
Commissioner Hammond stated that he
would check into the need of continuing
these surveys..
INVOICE LIFE MANAGEMENT CEN-
TER/BAKER ACT BILLINGS-Upon
motion by Commissioner Hammond, sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters, and 4-1 vote
(Commissioner Yeager opposed), the Board
tabled an invoice (Batch #959605) from Life
Management Center for Baker Act billings
in the amount of $350.26.
ADOPT RESOLUTION AMENDING
BUDGET FINE AND FORFEITURE--
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Hammond. and:
unanimous vote. the Board adopted thefol-
lowing resolution amending the 1995-9,6
budget: .
RESOLUTION NO. 96-03
A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 1995-96
BUDGET FOR UNANTICIPATED REVENUE
IN THE FINE AND FORFEITURE FUND.
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida
anticipates receiving unanticipated revenue
from the City of Wewahitchka for Police
Protection in the Fine and Forfeiture Fund
for fiscal year 1995-96, and
WHEREAS, said revenue is needed to
help pay certain expenditures incurred in
fiscal year 1995-96
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
AS FOLLOWS:
I. The 1995-96 fiscal year budget ist
amended as follows:
FINE AND FORFEITURE FUND
Public Safety/Police Services
Original Revenue-SO; :
Public Safety/Police Services
Amended Revenue-- 20,000.00.
Law Enforcement:
Law Enforcement Original Line Item Exp.
$1,038,989.00;
Law Enforcement Amended'Line Item Exp.
$1,058,989.00.
THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED by the
Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners. this 23rd day of January,
1995. .
(END).
AMEND GENERAL FUND BUDGET -
LAW ENFQRCEMENT-Upon, motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to amend the General
Fund Budget by decreasing Reserve for
Contingencies and Increasing Law
Enforcement by $8,000.00.
LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULA-
TIONS (LDR'S)-Chief Administrator Butler
reported that all Gulf County LDR's have
been updated and placed in the computer
for easy reference.
GAUTIER CEMETERY-Chief
Administrator Butler reported that he had
been contacted concerning the county tak-
ing over the road that leads to Gautier
Cemetery in the Dalkieth area. Following a
discussion, the Board agreed to maintain
the road on an as needed basis.
LDR ORDINANCE-Upon inquiry by
Ms. Marie Steeleromanelli as to why the

board was relaxing the wetland, setbacks,
Commissioner Yeager replied that the coun-
ty is merely changing their regulations to
match those of the state. Ms. Jo Heslin
questioned how and why the original set-
backs were incorporated Into the law, to
which Chief Administrator Butler explained
that in 1990 when Gulf County adopted
their Comp. Plan the setbacks were a part
of the stipulation, settlement agreement
(Comp Plan Amendment #1) required by the
state. Now, however, the state has relaxed l
some of these setbacks in order to:lessen
many of the hardships on property owners.
Following further discussion regarding the
ordinance, Chief Administrator Butler stat-
ed that the ordinance was reviewed and
approved by the .Gulf County Planning
Board before being submitted to the Board.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS PLAN-


NING REDUCTION IN FEES-Emergency
Management Director Wells reported that
there is a proposed bill to the Florida
Legislature, to reduce fees for companies
that transport, manufacture, or store, haz-
ardous materials. He requested support
from the Board in opposing the proposed
legislation, due to the necessity of the fees
in Hazardous Materials Emergency
Planning. Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner Yeager,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
for the Chairman to write a letter of opposi-
tion to Representative Trammell and
Senator Thomas.
WATER TANKERS FOR FIRE


DEPARTMENTS-Administrator Wells
reported that the county has the opportuni-
ty to acquire water tank trailers, for use in
fighting fires, and requested direction from.
the Board. Following a discussion, the
Board agreed to consider acquiring a tanker
for use on the north end of the County.
TROPICAL STORM ALBERTO HAZ-
ARD MITIGATION FUNDS-Emergency-
Management Director Wells reported that
as of January 22, 1996, approximately
$438,000.00 of the Hazard Mitigation
Funds for Tropical Storm Alberto has been
received from FEMA.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PUB-
LIC OFFICIALS CONFERENCE-
Administrator Wells reported that, if agree-
able to the Board, the Emergency
Management Public Officials Conference
has been scheduled for February 6, 1996 at
6:00 p.m., E.S.T.. with the location to be
announced at a later date.

UNION NEGOTIATIONS GRIEV-
ANCES-Administrator Wells reported that
he had met with union officials on January
22, 1996, to discuss nine grievances and
other issues. Of the nine grievances, two
may need to come before the Board for a
decision.
NEW ROAD NAME JONES HOME-
STEAD-Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner
Hammond, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following new road name for
Jones Homestead: Prairie Lane.
TRAVEL EMERGENCY MANAGE-
MENT LOCAL EMERGENCY PLANNING
COUNCIL-Emergency Management/911
Coordinator Nelson reported that he will be
travelling to Tallahassee, Florida on
January 25, 1996, to attend the Local
Emergency Planning Council (LEPC)
Hazardous Materials exercise.
HURRICANE OPAL ;BUTLER BAY
ROAD-Emergency Management/911
Coordinator Nelsor reported that he will be
appealing to FEMA 'fot reimbursement on
repair work done to Butler Bay Road. He
stated that all rcimbursable repair work
was not included in FEIMA funding
AMERICAS DITCH ST. JOE
BEACH-Emergency Mlanagement/91
Coordinator Nelson reported that a Damage
Survey Report IDSR) on the Americas Ditch
at St.Joe Beach. which was previously inel-
igible for reimbursement by FEMA. has
been corrected and will now be reimbursed.
FLORIDA EMERGENCY PREPARED-
NESS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE-
Emergency Management/911 Coordinator.
Nelson thanked the Board for the opportu-
nity to attend the Florida Emergency
Preparedness Association Conference in
Kissimmee, Florida on January 8-12, 1996.
STREET SIGNS NEW ROAD
NAMES-Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Hammond, Emergency Management/911
Coordinator Nelson reported that a street
sign for General Chemical Road has been
received, however it has not been installed
yet. He thanked the road department for
providing an employee to work full time on
installing the new street signs to help com-
plete the project in a timely manner.
AMBULANCE SERVICE-South Gulf
County EMS Director McGufirr reported,
that the ambulance service is doing well. He
stated that their new billing software has
been received but is not yet installed.
SHIP HOMEOWNERS CLASSES-
SHIP Administrator Williams reported that
beginning January 30, 1996 and continu-
ing for a total of four weeks, SHIP classes
will be held on Monday nights from 6:00-
7:30 p.m., E.S.T., for recipients of SHIP
funds. He stated that two classes will be
held in the Gulf County Commissioners
Board Room at, the Gulf County
Courthouse, 'dhiidwd clis es' will ~ 'held in
the County. Extension Office at the old;
Wewahitchka Courthouse.
BEACHES WATER SYSTEM-Bill
Kennedy, of Preble Rish, reported that he
has submitted an appliddcation to the
Department of Environmental Protection for
work to be done on the Beaches Water
System. Upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner
Yeager, and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed for the Chairman to write a letter of
support for the project, to the Deparntment
of Environmental Protection.
ARTIFICIAL REEF PROJECT-Bill
Kennedy, of Preble-Rish, reported that lie
has been working on an artificial reef pro-
ject for some time and requested a letter of
support from the Board to submit to.the
Corps of Engineers, with his rant applica-
tion. Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager,
second by Commissioner Hammond, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved for,
the Chairman to write a letter of support for
Mr. Kennedy's artificial reef project. '-'
ROAD BOND PAVING-Upon inquiry
by Chairman Traylor, Bill Kennedy of Preble
Rish, reported that road paving in.connec-.
tion with the 1995 Road Bond Paving
Program, will tentatively begin on March 1,
1996. .
BEACHES WATER SYSTEM-Upon
motion by Commissioner Hammond, sec-
ond by Commissioner Armstrong, and
unanimous vote,' the Board approved to
advertise to accept bids for repair work to
the Beaches Water System, as soon as the
engineers arq prepared.



RESOLUTION PRAYER IN
SCHOOLS-Attorney McFarlaId read the
following resolution concerning prayer in
schools and upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by.. Commissioner
Hammond, and unanimous vote, the Board
adopted Resolution #96-04 (copy on file)
urging that prayer be returned to the pub-
lic schools.
STREET LIGHTS GULF PINES SUB-
DIVISION-Attorney McFarland reported
that there is a properly recorded utility
easement between eGulf Pines Subdivision
and Florida Power.. He 'recommended that
the Board take no action on .the previous
request that they intervene in the place-
ment of street lights in Gulf Pines
Subdivision at this time.
AMEND ORDINANCES FLORIDA
STATUTES--Attorney McFarland requested
authorization from the Board to draft an
ordinance amending Ordinance 93-09. and
Ordinance 95-07 in order to correct the
statutory references contained, therein.
Upon motion by Commissioner Armstrong.
second by Commissioner Yeager, and unan-
imous vote, the Board -agreed to advertise a
proposed ordinance amending the incorrect
references in the previous ordinances.
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION -
EXTENDED AREA SERVICE --. Upon
inquiry, Administrator Wells explained that
the North end of the County must vote to
have extended area service to Panama City
because there were more calls, from the
North end of the County to Panama City,
per capital, than there were calls from the
South end of the County to Panama City.
The Public Service Commission has con-
sented to initiate a flat fee on the North end


of the County, so that all telephone sub-
scribers will pay for the service; if approved
by ballots which, will be 'sent out with the
telephone bills. Whereas, on the South end
of the County, only those who use the
extended area service (make calls) will pay
the fee.
UTILITY TAX NOVEMBER BALLOT
- Upon inquiry by Chairman Traylor. the
Board agreed that the issue of imposing a
utility tax will be placed on the November-
ballot.
RECYCLING AND EDUCATION
GRANT Commissioner Hammond report-
ed that the Recycling and Education Grant


Secrice quarterly bids for processed and
chilled/frozen foods to the following ven-
dors: Processed-Cochran Sysco Food
Service, Daffin Food Service, The
Merchants. Company, and W. J. Powell
Company, Chilled Frozen- Cochran Sysco
Food Service, Daffin Food Service, Dairy
Fresh Corporation, The Merchants
Company, Pate's Produce & Meats. Philllp's
Meat & Seafood, and W. J. Powell Company.
PERSONNEL MATTERS: On motion
by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by Mr. Byrd, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
following personnel matters for the 1995-96
: school year:
Approved Linda Kilpatrick for the
position of Exceptional Student Education
teacher at Port St. Joe High School.
Approved the following personnel for
supplementary pay positions at
Wewahitchka High School: Jeremy
Pridgeon, Assistant Baseball Coach; Brenda
Little, Assistant Softball Coach; and Randy


It's Time To Get



"Cukes" in the Ground


February Through April Is Planting

Season For North Florida Gardeners


1996.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no fur-
ther business, the meeting adjourned at
11:45 A.M.


has been partially funded through the year
1999.
UTILITY TAX The Board discussed
the use of the proposed utility tax, stressing
their desire for the revenue to be used to
lower ad valorem taxes and reduce County
subsidization of emergency services (i.e. fire
departments).
Following further discussion,
Commissioner Peters.motioned to begin
proceedings of imposing the Utility Tax for
the purpose of reducing Ad Valorem taxes
and County subsidization of emergency ser-
vices. Commissioner Armstrong seconded
the motion for discussion. Following a dis-
cussion regarding placing the Issue on the
November ballot, the motion failed 4-1 with
Commissioner Peters voting yes, and
Commissioners Armstrong, Hammond,,
Traylor, and Yeager voting Opposing.
Following further discussion,
Commissioner Peters motioned to advertise
a public hearing to discuss the issue at
5:00 p.m., E.S.T. on February 13, 1996.
The motion was seconded by Commissioner
Yeager, and it passed unanimously.
ACCEPT ROAD GLEN ROAD/HON-
EYVILLE Following a discussion regard-
ing the County's acceptance of Glen Road,
in the Honeyville area; Commissioner
Armstrong motioned to accept the road for
grading only, on an as needed basis.
Commissioner Hammond seconded the
motion and it passed unanimously.
COUNTY WIDE VOTING TIMES -
Commissioner Hammond reported that the
County has requested that the Legislature
pass a bill that will'allow the entire County
to vote on Eastern Time, in order to reduce
Confusion caused by having two time zones
within the County.
GAME AND FRESH WATER COM-
MISSION BOAT LANDINGS -
Commissioner Hammond reported that he
had been contacted by the Game and Fresh
Water Commission regarding signs placed
by the Board, at two Gulf County boat land-
.ings in the Wewahitchka area. Following a
l* discussion regarding the possible removal
: of the signs, the Board agreed not to remove
the signs at this time.
BOATING IMPROVEMENT FUNDS -
WHITE CITY BOAT RAMP Following a
discussion regarding the necessity to pro-
tect the old White City Boat Ramp from fur-
ther deterioration, Commissioner
Hammond motioned to have Preble-Rish,
, Inc. look at the boat ramp and make rec-
ommendations. The motion was seconded
by Commissioner Armstrong, and it passed
S, nanimously.
SOUTH GULF .COUNTY FIRE
DEPARTMENT STAND-PIPE/FIRE
1HYDRANT Commissioner Yeager report-
e:d that the South Gulf County Fire
Department does not have a stand-pipe or a
Fire hydrant, for use in filling the trucks
with water before leaving to fight a fire. He
motioned to have Chief Administrator
Butler look into obtaining either a stand-
pipe or a fire hydrant. The motion was sec-
onded by Commissioner Hammond, and it
Passed unanimously.
LANDFILL REIMBURSEMENT -
Commissioner Yeager reported that he had
spoken to John Smith, of the Florida
Association of Counties, and that reim-
bursement for a Gulf County landfill clo-
sure will be forthcoming within the next six
weeks.
COMMERCIAL FISHING NET BAN
-Commissioner Yeager reported that he
had been contacted by a representative of
the local net fishermen regarding the possi-
bility of establishing an aquaculture pro-






School



Board



Minutes



FEBRUARY 6, 1996
The Gulf County School Board met in
regular session on February 6, 1996, at
9:00 A.M., in the Gulf County School Board
Administrative Offices in Port St. Joe. The
following members were present: Oscar
Redd, Mary Pridgeon, David Byrd, Caroline
Norton, and Charlotte Pierce. Charles
Costin, Board Attorney, and Temple
Watson, Assistant Superintendent, were
also present. The Supeiintendent was
absent due to illness.
S Chairman Redd presided, and the
meeting was opened with the invocation led
by Mary Pridgeon, followed by the pledge of
allegiance led by David Byrd.
HEAR FROM PUBLIC: Charlie Cole,
student at Wewahitchka High School, pre-
sented the Board a plaque expressing his
gratitude for their generosity and support in
helping him with his trip to the
International Science Fair in Toronto,
Canada.
Ms. Jo O'Barr, Gulf County School
District bus driver, expressed her concern
over a requested bus stop at Mexico Beach.
Mr. Norton Kilbourn. Chairman of the
Port St. Joe Elementary School Advisory
Council, met with the Board expressing the
Council's interest in the matter of the reno-
vation of Port St. Joe Elementary School.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On motion
Sby Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs. Norton, and
,unanimous vote, the Board adopted the
' agenda.
BUDGET MATTERS/PAYMENT OF
S'BILLS: On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
S'Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the following.budget mat-
ters and payment of bills: Budget
Amendment No. IV, General, Fund; and,
Budget Amendment No. IV, Special
Revenue. Other (Federal).
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: On motion
by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Norton, anid
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
minutes of January 6. 1996.
SCHOOL PROGRAM PRESENTA-
TIONS: School program presentations were
: made by the following: Wewahitchka High
School Larry Mathes, Principal; Port St.
Joe High School Kristi Lawrence, Student
Council; President and Wes Taylor,
Principal; Wewahitchka Elementary School
Joyce Groom, Pre-K Handicapped
Program teacher. Pam Lister, Kim Ludlam,
and Doris Jean Whitten, Continuous
Progress Program teachers.
BID MATTERS: On motion by Mrs.
Pridgeon, second by Mr. Byrd, and unani-
'nous vote, the Board awarded School Food


by Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director



ject. He requested that Administrator Wells
coordinate support efforts for an aquacul-
ture project with Attorney Pat Floyd, coun-
sel for the fishermen.
ROAD SIGNS JIM WALTER HOMES
Commissioner Peters stated that during
his recent road inspection, he noticed a
number of Jim Walter Homes signs on the
County Right of-Ways. Building Inspector
Combs reported that he has contacted Jim
Walter Homes regarding the removal of the
signs, and has notified them that they are
in violation of Gulf County's Sign regulation
and that as of February 18, 1996 any signs
remaining on County right-of-ways will be
fined at $500.00 per sign, per day.
COMMEND EMPLOYEE PLANNING
& BUILDING DEPARTMENT -
Commissioner Peters commended
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibbergon
her hard work and extra effort of working
on a holiday to complete an important pro-
ject.
SHIP FUNDS -Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Peters, SHIP Administrator
Williams reported that he is receiving plen-
ty of funds from the SHIP Program. He
reported that the Department of
Community Affairs has indicated that this
program is working very well and will be
continued for some time.
WEWAHITCHKA AMBULANCE SER-
VICE NEW AMBULANCE PURCHASE -
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Hammond,
Chief Administrator Butler stated that he
has contacted the supplier regarding sever-
al requested items missing from the new
ambulance. He reported that he has
requested reimbursement for some items
that were not included.
EDA GRANT GULF COAST COM-
MUNITY COLLEGE -Upon inquiry by
Chairman Traylor, Chief Administrator
Butler reported that he has not yet heard
from Gulf Coast Community College regard-
ing the status of the EDA Grant for a
Training Facility in Gulf County.
GAME AND.FRESH WATER COM-
MISSION BOAT LANDINGS -Upon
inquiry by Chairman Traylor regarding a
possible letter to the Game and Fresh Water
Commission, the Board stated that it did
not wish to send a letter at this time; how-
ever, the Chairman may send one personal-
ly.
With no further business, and upon
motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the meeting did then adjourn at 8:27 p.m.,
E.S.T.
Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
Attest:
Benny C. Lister, Clerk


Cantrell, Assistant Softball Coach (pending
adequate student participation).
Approved Eric Ramsey for the supple-
mentary pay position ofAssistant Sotaball
Coach at Port St. Joe High School.
STUDENT MATTERS: On motion by
Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Pridgeon. and
unanimous vote, the Board approved notifi-
cation to the Flonda Department of
Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to sus-
pend a student's during privilege for non-
compliance.
SURPLUS PROPERTY: On motion by
Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Pierce, and unan-
imous vote, the Board approved the follow-
ing surplus property matters: ,
Approved request for property dispos-
al of the following items located in the Auto
Mechanics Department at Wewahitchka
High School: 1 SUN Distributor Tester,
Property Record #81-86-2177; 1 SUN
Distributor Tester, Property Record #81-
045; 1 SUN Distributor Tester, Property
Record #81-031; 3 ASSOCIATED Battery
Chargers, Model R-100; 1 NAPA Battery
Charger, Model 85-810; 2 BEAR Engine
Analyzers; 1 COATS Alternator Tester,
Property Record #61-54-2347; 1 COATS
Alternator Tester, Property Record #81-83-
2058; 1 SUN Alternator Tester, Property
Record #61-89-2712; and 1 VAN-NORMAN
Glass Beader, Property Record #81-75-684.
Approved request for property dispos-
al of one (1) International. 444 Tractor, :
Property Record #08175658. located In'the
Maintenance Department.
Approved request to declare list of out-
dated library books as surplus and to
remove from the inventory of Port St. Joe
High/Middle School Media Center.
TRANSPORTATION MATTERS: -On
motion by Mrs. Norton, second by Mr. Byrd,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
new bus stop #6042 on 29th Street and
Highway 98. Mexico Beach.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following transportation mat-
ters:
Approved a request for Wewahitchka
High School's Special Education Class to
take their annual field trip to St. Augustine
and Tampa, Florida, for the period of March
5 8, 1996, with the Board providing the
use of a bus and gas.
Approved the following new bus stops'
in Mexico Beach: Stop #6000 Bay County
line on U. S. Highway 98; and Stop #6049 -
Marquardt's Marina.
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: Mr.
Charles Gaskin, Architect, presented to the
Board an evaluation of the Port St. Joe
Elementary School plant and property. He
also presented preliminary figures relating
to the cost of renovating the plant and/or
building a new plant. A workshop is being
scheduled on the matter.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved for the First Baptist
Church of Port St. Joe to use the Port St.
Joe High School coliseum on April 6 and 7,
1996, for a community-wide Easter service.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved a request from the Wewahitchka
Elementary School PTO to match funds in
the amount of $675.00 for the purpose of
providing field trips for Wewahitchka
Elementary School students.
On motion by Mr.. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved for the Taunton Family
Children's Home to use the Wewahitchka
Elementary School gym (Main Street Site)
on March 2, 1996. for a charity wrestling
Match.
The Board reviewed School Resource
Officer monthly reports from Port St. Joe
High School/Middle School and
Wewahitchka High School for the month of
January, 1996. No action necessary.
BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS: On
motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Pierce.
and unanimous vote, the Board approved to
reimburse Mrs. Norton and Mrs. Pridgeon
for travel expenses to Facilitative
Leadership Conference at Gulf Coast
Community College on January 22-24.


Roy Lee Carter
Agent ,



table Specialist Jim Stephens, of
the University of Florida's Insti-
tute of Food and Agricultural Sci-
ences.

There are two general types of
cucumbers-large varieties, grown
for slicing and eating fresh, and
small types, produced for pick-
ling. Several kinds in each catego-
ry grow well in Florida. We won't
give a long list of varieties, ask
your garden center operator or
County Agent for seeds of the
types you want to grow, slicers or
picklers.

Cucumbers grow best in
slightly acid soils. If the pH of
your garden plot is below five-
point-five (5 5, you shouil'.add
' lime-three t6 '6 e pounds bf'dol-
'omite'per 100square-feet of row,
applied one to three months prior
.to planting. If your soil pH is
above six-point-six (6.6), you
probably should add some minor
plant foods, such as iron and
manganese. These can be applied
when you fertilize.

When preparing the garden
for cucumbers, broadcast one
quart of a general purpose fertiliz-
er, such as a 8-8-8 or 10-10-10,
along every 25 feet of row. Mix
the fertilizer into the soil to a
depth of three or four inches.

Next, shape up the bed.
Then, open shallow furrows
about three inches from both
sides of the line where seeds are
to be planted. Distribute one-half'
quart of fertilizer in each 25 feet
of furrow. Cover the fertilizer with
soil, and water the prepared bed:
before sowing the seeds. Every
two or three weeks, after the
plants start growing, add a little
fertilizer (about one cup per 25
feet'of row) and water it in.
Cucumbers are started by
planting seeds directly in the gar-
den. Sow seeds two or three times
thicker than the spacing suggest-
ed on the seed packet. When the
first true leaves appear, thin the
plants to the proper spacing.
Keep the soil well moistened by
watering thoroughly once or twice
a week.

While cucumbers are easy to
grow, some care is needed. An
area at least one foot in diameter
around each plant should be kept
weed free. Watch for aphids, leaf
miners, beetles, and fruit worms.
If insects attack, spray or dust
the plants with Malathion, Dizai-
non, or Sevin.

Damage from damping-off
fungi is a common problem with
young seedlings. This danger can
be minimized by planting treated
seeds. Mildews and leaf spots,
which may injure growing leaves,
can be controlled by weekly appli-
cations of .a fungicide, such as
Ridomil. Mulching around the
plants will prevent some fruit
rots.

Since there are both male
and female flowers on each vine,
bees are needed for pollination.
Male flowers will not form fruit.
so, don't be alarmed when you
see these dropping from the
vines.

Cucumbers should be picked
when they are tender, crisp and
green. Removing ripe fruit from
the vine encourages new fruit
growth. Small slicing cucumbers
may be used for pickling. But,
pickling types make poor slicers.


It's cucumber planting time
Some gardeners may already.
have cukess" in the ground. They
can be planted from January
through March in South and Cen-
tral Florida, and from February.
through April in the northern por-
tions of our state. Just don't wait
too long, because cucumbers do
not grow well during the hot hu-
mid months of summer.
Cucumbers are a popular
crop with Florida gardeners, be-
cause they're easy to grow in all
areas of our state. My information
was provided by Extension Vege-



Gulf County

Extension Service










THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL .*THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 1996 PAGE SB


School News


Events and Happenings from County Schools


I-I'


Wewahitchka

Elementary

News... .
By Linda Whitfield


"Crazy Weatherl"
If you think our weather has
been crazy. Just listen to what my
family in Tennessee faced last
week! Saturday, there was a tor-
nado; Sunday, an eight-inch
snow; Monday. Tuesday. snow
lingered; Wednesday. another
four inches of snow fell; Thurs-
day, snow stayed on; and Friday.
it was warm and my sister's little
girl wore shorts
7,000 Pepsi Caps Is Our Goal
The contest for collecting blue
Pepsi caps ends Friday. the 29th.
We are very hopeful for reaching
this goal. As Kim Whitfleld, the
coordinator, says: "If you see
someone drinking a Pepsi, say. I
need that cap." "If your mother
asks what you want to drink, say
"A Pepsi." The winners in the pri-
mary and intermediate classes
will be treated to a pizza party
That always gets us to do our
very best II! !
Melissa Sanders Is The "Student
Of The Week"
Renee Forehand chose eight-
year-old, Melissa Sanders as the
third grade "Student of the
Week". Melissa is the daughter of
Joyce and Bobby Sanders and
'said that reading, drawing, and
S dancingare what she likes to do
most. When she grows up Melissa
Said that she would like.to be a
school teacher so, "I get to teach
kids how to learn."
Melissa likes to play with
April Murrey and Faith Hodge,
her neighbors. her favorite TV
show is M.T.V. and she loves all
the colors in the world. If she
could visit anywhere in the world.
Melissa said she would have liked
to visit the M.T.V. filming on Pan-
ama City Beachl
Melissa says this about her-
self. "I think I have done real
Good todeserve student of the,
weel'. h .ts.. R.ee .1y4F; lA v.ecry,.,.
smairt" Her teacher says. "Melis-
0 sa is a very brighif sweet, and po-
lite young lady. She is a pleasure
to have in class. She 's also my
best actress. She can play the
role of dny character to the fullest
extent." Who knows? Maybe one
day Melissa will have her own sit-
com. For now she'll have to settle
for a medium pizza and a free mo-
vie rental from Pizza Kitchen I I
Easter Break
Students in WES will enjoy
their Easter break during April 8
-12. Teachers, staff, and students
are all read, let me tell youl Fri-


Standardized tests!
Students are test
year using an assortme
ferent tests, all of which
S portant. Our students
time or another, take
test, tenth grade acl
Test, eighth and tenth g
ing assessment test, th
portant HSCT test an
This constant assessmei
ally required by the sta
sure your local schools
high .standards of per
and, of course, if weaken
identified, schools are ex
address those problems
rect them.
This week our
through eleventh grade
have taken the CTBS te
tery of general subject a
the results of which
from the time classes
seventh grade until their
at WHS. What we hope I
viously. Is constant prog
S for the most part, we I
pleased with the results.
The high school
banquet is planned for
night at 6:30 p.m. We
good response so far,
the crowd matches our
tons. Marvin Lassiter.
at. Malone High Schoo
the guest speaker and
will be "Block Schedu
has been the leader in I
Florida, having switches
scheduling at Malone Hi
with favorable results. 1
third year Malone Hig
has used this type of sc
As is our usual proce
NHS program will close

*'*SI '* **


day. April ,5 will be a half-day at
our school. No lunch will be
served, but breakfast will!
Ground Breaking
Among the dignitaries at
WES on Monday. March 25.
along with Mr. Kelley were Super-
intendent Walter Wilder. C. T.
Ponder, Superintendent of Frank-
lia County. Neil Meadows. Rick
Everitt. Paula Waller, and Paul
Wright of PAEC. Larry Mathes.
Dr. David Bidwell. and School
Board Members Mary Pridgeon
and Charlotte Pierce. and Board
Chairman Oscar Redd.
They were there for the ex-
pressed purpose to "break
ground" for the new TeleCommu-
nication tower. When it is In-
stalled, WES will have the capa-
bility to communicate with PAEC.
GCCC, Bay County, have teacher
inservice, classes, and teleconfer-
encing. Board Chairman Oscar
Redd stepped on the golden
spade to commemorate this his-
torical moment. The tower will
soon be under construction and
in use.
Spring Fling/Health Fair
Coming up on April 6 at the
beautiful Lake Alice Park will be
the highly successful Spring
Fling/Health Fair. WES will spon-
sor several of the booths along
with art works. Come on up and
enjoy the festivities. There will be
food booths, crafts, music, enter-
tainment, health stuff, and much
more. It's the day before Easter.
so mark your calendars
Fun Friday
To culminate the week of
C.T.B.S. and the.end of our Pepsi
contest., Mr., Kelley is providing
Pepsi's and a cai~dy bar on Friday.
afternoon. Now that's worth work-
ing forl
U. S. Post Office In Panama City
The third grades are going to
Panama City on Friday to the
main post office. Jeff Lord, Wewa
Postmaster, arranged a super
tour for us., The third grades are
in charge of the school postal sir-
vice. Wee Deliver. Afterwards, the
classes will pick up pizza at Pizza
Hut.. and then play at the "Under
the Oaks" park. That is a fun way
to end the rigorous week of test-
ing.


From the Principal of


Wewahitchka


High School

by Larry A. Mathes

March has been a long
Led every' month, seemingly passing very
:nt of dif- slowly. But April 1 is upon us.'
h are Im- signaling the approach of Easter
, at one and the spring holidays (April 8-
the CTBS 12). After the holidays, students
hlevement have only six weeks left. Seniors
rade writ- have less, with graduation sched-
le all im- uled for May 17th and Baccalau-
id so on. create. May 12.
nt Is usu- Softball is sailing along on
ate to en- the arm of ninth grader. Thelma
maintain Bryant, bouncing Bay High last
rformance Friday. Baseball is struggling
nesses are somewhat, dropping two games
expected to (to larger schools) in the Tallahas-
and cor- see tournament. Track and
weightlifting are progressing, par-
seventh Ucipating in meets where they
students can, often against much larger
!st. a bat- schools. If you don't get discou-
Irea tests. raged, playing larger schools will
wen trk often help you once you enter the
r last year playoffs in your classification.
Tr last year
to see; ob- At last count, WHS is trying
gress, and to support 20 different athletic
have been teams, counting both boys and
girls. Most of these sports are
academic non-revenue producing sports,
Thursday which means they must try to
've had a raise money or siphon away mon-
so I hope ey earned by other sports. We
r expecta- hope to continue to be able to of-
principal fer a well-rounded program, but'
)I, will be to do so there has to be an in-
his topic cltese in the financial support
ling". He frbto our community. Please find.
Northwest a way to help support WHS ath-
d to block: leUc programs. Your support is
Igh Schooli needed and certainly appreciated.
'his is the Congratulations to junior, Ju-
gh School dith Birmingham for being select-
cheduling. ed by Gulf Coast Electric Cooper-
Idure, the active to represent this area at
the night, their meeting in Washington.
/


nJ


On Thursday. March 21st, Cathy Colbert's fourth grade social
studies class, who had been studying exotic animals, enjoyed
three special visitors-Chris Summers and his two pet snakes, a
boa and ball python. In the photo above Chris delivers a presen-
tation on the animals, which was followed by a question and an-
swer time. Then. students were allowed to hold the snakes.


$*iNbte C0oo0 ewo


The following students were
last week's seventh and eighth
grade "Students of the Week":
Princess Likely. Bucky Burkett,
Joy Woodman, and Sheila Ozen-
na. Congratulations and keep up
the great work!
The Port St. Joe Middle
School girls softball team defeat-
ed Carrabelle on March 19th with
a score of, 15-8. The girls also had
a huge victory over Apalachicola
on Friday. March 22. Their score
was 17-7. These two games
brought their record to a whop-
ping total of seven wins and only
two losses.-Good going girls!
The new~seventlh grade-sena-
Stors for the Beta Club were cho-
sen last week. They are Leslie
White, Bonnie Belln, Tanya Var-
num, and Ben Ashcraft. Congrat-
ulations!
Attention all parents with
children in eighth grade and in
Mrs. Williams' history class!
The fifth six weeks grading
period is almost over and six
weeks tests will be held very
soon. This six weeks, your chil-
dren will be graded differently in
her class. In order to make a C,
* the students must make a poster
on anything in American history.
To make a B, they must write a
research paper. And finally to
make an A, they must do a model


By:


on anything in United States his-
tory. The projects are due on
April 3rd.
Mrs. Williams wanted to noti-
fy all parents of the six weeks
tests their children are having so
that you may encourage your
children to do the best that they
can.
Spring Break is almost here
SIt will be held the week after East-
er, April 8th-12th. After that, the
,'end of the year will be just
Around the corner I !
S From The Principal's Desk
By: Chris A. Earley.
GRANT -
A very special thanks to the
George G. Tapper Foundation.
.Patricia Tapper Warriner. Chair-
iman, for the $5,000.00 grant giv-
.,"en to Port St. Joe Middle School
to aid in providing new comput-
ers and equipment for the tech-
nology lab.
This grant will enable the
middle school to update its tech-
nology in order to offer every stu-
dent the opportunity to become
technologically literate.
Again, a very' special thanks
to the George G. Tapper Founda-
tion.
SPRING BREAK
Spring breakfor Gulf County-


The

Lion's Tale
News Column
Faith Christian School


The Science Fair was a great
success. The overall winner was
Renee Vinson, who also won first.
place in'grades six and seven. Re-
nee's project was on color-
blindness. Rachel Geoghagan was
second in grades six and seven
with a study on bacteria growth
in bathrooms and kitchens! Rebe-
kah Peterson was third with a
study of the effects of light on
plant growth. Honorable mention
awards went to Jessica Tarpley
and Michael McDuffle.
In grade eight. Jonathan Car-
penter won first place with a
study of tornadoes and a simulat-
ed tornado using dry Ice. Second
place went to Byron Butler with a
study of gas mixtures and hot air
balloons. Josh Bell's experiments
on the life of batteries was third
in grade eight.


Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
APRIL1-5
MON-Meat Patties, Sweet
Potatoes, Turnip Greens,
Cornbread, and Milk.
TUES-Taco, Lettuce. Toma-
toes, Pinto Beans. Cake, and
Milk.
WEDS-Pizza, Tossed Sal-
ad, Green Beans, Brownie,
and Milk.
THURS--Chicken .& Rice,'
Broccoli w/cheese, Fruit
Cup, Roll, and Milk.
.FRI-Cheeseburger, Lettuce,
Tomato, Pickle, French Fries,
Cake, and Milk.


The first place award in phys-
ical science went to Amber Ble-
'vins who did a study of splash
'patterns. Bryan Goebert's exhibit
of crystal formation earned a sec-
.,ond place ribbon. A study of time
,perception by Lennon Thiel won
'the third place award and Nicho-
las Blake's experiment with grow-
ing lettuce year-round was
awarded honorable mention. A
special thanks to our Judges Ste-
ven Vaughn, Mrs. Pallas Gandy
and Elmore Godfrey.
We failed to mention in the
,Lion's Tale last week that John-
.Patrick Floyd won a fourth place
ribbon at the ACSI Southeastern
'Regional Spelling Bee.
Rawlis Leslie, a lay minister
of the Zion Fair Baptist Church,
spoke to the high school students
on Monday, March 25. Mr. Leslie
charted the history of man from
creation In Genesis to the end
time In Revelation. He showed the
.students their need of a saviSr
and God's provision In Christ (I-
sus. We thank him for sharing
-the gospel message with the stu-
dents.
This Thursday through Sat-
urday, eight of our 10th through
12th grade students, accompa-
nied by Roger Louks and Rev.
'Goebert, ,will, visit Pensacola
Christian College. The students
willstay in the dorms, visit class-
es and enjoy activities such as ice
skating, bowling, racquetball, and
all-you-can-eat pizza and Ice,
cream sundaes. Sounds as if they
really know how to entertain and
influence high school students
(and their chaperons).


e
TIr-rT-r N N .1


By: Jo Hernandez
Well, if you haven't
we have had a name ch
our school mascot. The Id
about during the plant
Track and Field Day. It se
students thought that s
hurricanes had destroy
school we .would char
name to fit the crisis. Sc
now officially Highland V
ricanes. I, being the devo
nole that I am, find It v
cult to pull for anything r
a 'Cane, but I guess tha
circumstance we will be
our school. Besides we
competing against Gat
Bulldogs in the upcomii
and Field Day compete
April 19th at the fields
Port St. Joe Elementary.
year to host the annu
event and we are exci
ready to show our new cc
'Canes.
Early Registration ....
Pre-registratlon for
kindergarten will be held
16th in the kindergarten
room. All parents and r
dents should come an
with them that day the


Erica Ailes

school will be Monday
Friday. April 8-12. On
April 5. Port St. Joe
School will be dismissed
a.m. for the holidays
lunch will be served.


Highland View Elementary
noticed, Items: birth certificate, immuniza-
iange for tion card, social security card,
lea came and each child will need a Florida
ning for school physical. Should you have
seems our any further questions, please. call
ince the 227-1888.
yed our Field Trips Begin ......
nge our Our fourth and fifth grade
o we are classes will be going to Tallahas-
iew Hur- see on Friday, March 29th to the
t Semli- Junior Museum.
elated to The second graders will be
it in this visiting the Estuary In Apalachi-
Strue to cola on Friday 'to continue their
will be unit on "Life Under the Sea."
ors and They also helped to create a "bub-
ng Track ble" to replace the one I had that
ition on Opal washed away. Inside the
s beside bubble, they will visit with many
It is our of the creatures that we have
al track studied so far this six weeks.
ted and
lors. Co PSJ Kindergarten

996-97 Registration Soon
on April Registration for kindergarten
n class- at Port St. Joe Elementary School
new stu- will be held on Friday, April 26
id bring from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. If
following your child plans to attend Port St.
Joe Elementary School. please
bring...
your child
e copy of birth certificate
0 copy of social security number
proof of immunization
e proof of physical (since August
12. 1995)


through
Friday.
Middle
at 11:56
and no


If you need more information.
please contact Janet Thompson
at the Health Department at 227-
1276 or Cindy Belin at Port St.
Joe Elementary School at 227-
1221.


Port St. Joe High School's own
Des Baxter was recently selected
as the 1996 Big-Bend- Basketball
Player of the Year and Cach Ep.-
pinete, "Coach dof the Y~ear. Chad .
Quinn was named to the Third
Team All Big Bend, while Stepha-
nie Maxwell, Jermaine Larry.
Brian Jenkins and
Doyle Crosby all re-
ceived Honorable Men-
tion 'honors. Congratu-
lations everyonell
The weightlifting
team finished first in
their meet last weekend
to be named the 1996
Big Bend Tournament
Champions. The boys
finished ahead of seven
other tough teams.
Their next meet will be
over spring break.
The boys track team performed
well at the FAMU Invitational last
Saturday.- Seventeen personal
bests were recorded with Gabe
Clark setting a new school record
in the 1600 meters. Friday, the
boys will host Marlanna and We-
wahitchka In a meet beginning at
3:00.
The girls varsity softball team
will travel to Blountstown Friday
to take on the Tigers in a district
matchup. The boys varsity base-
ball team will take on Florida High
Saturday at 1:00. Good luck!
Two super seniors have recent-"
,ly been notified of their college


status. Erica Beard has been ac-
cepted to the University of Flori-
da, and Kristi Lawrence has re-
ceived the Excellence in.
Leadership. Scholarship at Troy
State University. Way to go, girls
The POPS Club is looking for
ten good men and women. They
are going to give $50
to. ten people who are
willing to raise $50 of
their own for the Can-
cer Crusade Relay for
Life. POPS Club mem-
bers can pick up the
Sfundraising packets
from Mrs. Witten for
the event on May 4.
Anyone in grades
10-12 w\ho Is Interest-
ed in umpiring the
bases in the girls city
softball league should
see Coach Belln. The city league
will pay for your umpiring servic-
es.
All ninth graders who would
like to be prom servers need to
sign up In the library. The Prom
will be held April 20 at the Cen-
tennial Building.
Senior girls who have not had
parenting should see Mrs. Crews
about the career field trip Friday.
March 29. All seniors who would
like to attend Senior Visitation
Day at Gulf Coast Community
College in Panama City on April
18 need to sign up with Mrs.
Turner.


SBulldog News

S'Port St. Joe Elementary School
By: Cindy Belin.


Students Of The Week
Congratulations to -our "Stu-
dents of the Week" Krista
Parker, Ashley Hopper, Brylecia
McGowan, Kyla Moore. Brian
Jones, Rebecca Brandow, LaShea
Neel and Joseph Carr.
Pepsi Blue Caps and General
Mills Box Tops
Keep those Pepsi bltie 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.
The deadline for both is Friday,
March 29.
State Free Throw Champion
Congratulations to Raye Bai-
ley, a fourth grader in DeEtta
Smallwood's class, on being se-
lected State Free Throw Champi-
on for ten year olds. We are
proud of you, Rayel
Coloring Contest Winner
Congratulations to Matthew
Dodson, a first grader in Annette
Minger's class, on winning the


first grade division of the Mr.
Toad Coloring Contest. The con-
test was sponsored by Sunshine
Foods and St. Andrew Bay Cen-
ter. We are proud, of you, Mat-
thewl
Career Week
Our Career Week will be held
April 15-19; During 'this week
parents and community workers
will share with, our students their
job experiences. :
Penny Campaign
As part of'our Career Week
we are collecting pennies to be
donated to the Gulf County
Scholarship Program. Every stu-
deint that graduates and attends
a post-secondary institution is el-
igible for this scholarship. It
makes "cents" to go to college or
vo-tech school.
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.


Sal By: Jennie Smallwoo,
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2nd Annual Carrabelle

BOAT AUCTION
Taking consignments now for
April 20th auction.
Wade Clark AUCTIONS
904-229-9282
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1984 Chrysler Le Baron convertible,
ac. at. ps. new top, tires, paint. ap-
prox. 78.200 miles. Great shape. 648-
4138 weekdays. 562-1262 weekends.
$1,950 obo. Can be seen at 204 3rd
St., Mexico Beach. 4tp 3/28
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. 3tc3/14'




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.
2tc 3/21


Entire inventory of Coyote Imports,
Mexico Beach. Gifts, baskets, rod iron
stands, etc. Call 648-5903. tfc 4/4


LAID OFF?
Start Your Own
Business
Call (904) 747-8327







For Rent: 2 bedroom furnished trailer
in Highland View. $225 month, $150
deposit 227-1260. Itc 3/28
Furnished 2 bediopm trailer, Over-
street, 5 miles from bridge on Hwy.
386. 648-5306; tfc 3/28
Mobile homes for tent, 2 and 3 bed-
room, no petsl 647-5106. tfc 3/28
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
'Two bedroom trailer on Parker Ave.
Completely furnished, cen. h/a, $200
deposit. $260 per month. Call 229-
9384. 3tp 3/21.


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 3/2,1
One bdrm. apartment, cen. air and :
heat energy efficient, $200 deposit,
$300 month. 229-6314. tfc 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. 227i2020. tfc 4/4
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; '. tfc4/4


BAYOU STORAGE, units for rent
High and Dry after Opal. Located on'
Hwy. C-30 next to Todd Land Devel-
opment. Calj 229-8397 or'227-2191.
tfe 4/4
The Phantry Hotel, Rooms Private
baths. Dalfy or weekly rates: 302 Reid
Ave. Port St. Joe, 229-9000. tfc 4/4
Warehouses, snall and large, some
with office, suitable for small busi-
ness, 229-6200. tfc 4/4
No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St Joe Furni-
Sture, 227-1251. tfc4/4


Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tapper
Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable hous-
ing for the elderly and the handi-
capped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efcient const.; handicapped equip-
ped apts., available. Stove & refrig.
furn., fully carpeted. 1 bdrm., apts.,
.on-site manager. .. .
Equal Opportunity Housing Com-
plex. Rent is based on income.
This complex s. 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. tfe 4/4


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


Yard Sale: Saturday, 8-3, 119 3rd St.,
Mexico Beach. Clothing, crafts,
household Items and lots of miscella-
neous. Rain cancels. Itc
Garage Sale: 2021 Marvin Ave., Sat-
urday, March 30, 8 a.m. until.
Indian Pass C-30, Osceola, Saturday,
8-12. Antiques, collectables, trunk,
tools, memorabilia, pictures.. Storage
building. Large discounts Sunday.
noon four.
Every Item on the sidewalk on SALE
Thursday through Saturday. Big Barn
'Flea Market & Antiques. Come see
E.T. or William. We are here to' serve
you. 412 Monument Ave., 227-7410.
"WE BUY & SELL".
Yard Sale: Saturday, March 30,. 9
a.m. 11 a.m. 201 Sea Pines Lane,
Gulf Aire. Itc
Yard Sale: Sat., March 30, 8 a.m. 12
noon. 341 Selna.St., St. Joe Beach.
Lots of boy and girl baby clothes, 0-12
months, gas grill, and dishwasher.
Rain cancels.
Garage Sale : 121 Overstreet, 4th
house off Hwy. 98, Saturday, March
30th, 8:00 to 4:00 CST. tp
SGarage Salei Plenty of dress, casual
clothes and shoes for children. 102
Liberty 'St.. Saturday., March 30, 8
a.m. 12 noon. ?.
Garage Sale: 205. Third St., Mexico
,Beach. 8 am.. CST. Bit of everything.
Rain cancels. Friday; March 29.


Yard Sale: Furniture, stereo, house-
hold items, infant, children and adult
clothing, 136 Barbara Dr., Ward
Ridge, Saturday, March 30, 8 am. -
noon.
2 family Yard Sale, Saturday, Mar.
30th, 8 a.m. till 12:00 EST. 8401
Tradewinds Dr., Gulfaire. Baby items,
nice clothing,, exercise equipment and
lots of misc.





Certified Nursing Assistants: 11
p.m. 7 a.m. shift, new pay scale rec-
ognizing experience. Apply in person
at Bay St. Joseph Care Center, 220
Ninth St. ffe 3/28
Position open for part time cook.
Weekends required. Apply in person
at St Joseph Bay Country Club.
2tc 3/28
Taking applications for employment
Job hours are 10:30 am. to 2:30 p.m.
Monday Friday. Apply at Hungry
Howle's. tfc 3/28
Sales opening for person with Florida
Real Estate license. Parker Realty of
Mexico Beach, 904-648-5777, fax
#648-5779. tc 3/28
Part-time front desk help. Mail resu-
m6 to Newberry Eye Clinic, 528-B
Fifth St., Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
EOE. 2tc 3/21


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Catherine L. Collier
Indenpendent Sales Representative
2all Alen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
(904) 229-6460


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Tax Returns A Specialty
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(904) 229-8581


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229-2727

C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing.
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2. Box A1C, Port St. Joe
Phone 229-6018


Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Lie. #RC0050321
Port St Joe CaU 2294326
pd. thru April


STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
UC. #EP0013168 .INSURED
647-8081
ALAN STRICKLAND

"Caring for God's Creation"

Genesis Lawn Service
frte Estlmates .Meast D Sfepeadable
DAVID SMILEY McCROAN
227-7406
tcl2/21


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


MOWING RAKING WEEDING :
EDGING 'TRIMMING ''
LANDSCAPING LICENSED
C*.': Sawn

,ervice
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach,
Port St. Joe & Wewahrichka
I will work for YOU!" CLYDE SANFORD,
Mexico Beach, FL
(904) 648-8492
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Sst. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
SSmall Engine Repairs. I

Factory Warranty Center


SLawnmowers
Weedeaters 'I
Tillers Q
Chain Saws,
S Generators
Pumps 'I
I Engine Sales I
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I I
I 706 1st St. St. Joe I
227-2112 I
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Special
C Central: Air
Conditioning,
Spring Tune-Up
$27.95
GW Service
Uc.CAC57169 .
1-800-456-5849
or 904-229-3783


5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112
Mii


BOB'SPAINT &
BODY SHOP
29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert'Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave.; Phone 227-7229
t.fc4/6


Spring Cleaning?
Don't forget the outside
of your house, porch,
sidewalk and driveway.







INSURANCE FREE ESTIMATES
COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL
BILL WHITE '
CHRIS MORRISON
647-3215
S4476 Hwy. 98, #3
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

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v w- Residential
0 Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
SFlea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
[ FAMILY OWNED
[ PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Glf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
648-3018H


TUPPERWARE
Do you have missing/Droken pieces of
Tupperware. or would you just like to
see a new catalog? Call
229-6393
Patrincia Taylor. Consultant 31 3/21


dc 11/2

License No. R0033177

S:GEORGE GAINNIE -
PILING & CONSTRUCTlI'M CO.
Foundation Piling Crane Rental
Post Office Box 624 Telephone (904) 229-6411
Fort St. Joe, FL 32457P Moblle (904) 227-6284



SLand Clearing Road Building
SStump Pulling ush Hogging
SRootraking Fish Ponds



E :Excavation n

955 SR 381 Teiry L. Bock
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Phone (904) 639-3829




NEC Microsystems
Computer Sales & Software Network Services
Custom Software Consulting System Integration
Full Service Vendor On-Site Service
Our motto is "Service First"
(904) 647-3339 or 227-6590
Licensed Dealer rc 1/4



t* ALLEN'S GULF
COAST IRRIGATION
Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Free Estimdtes and Design
Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair


Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 tc 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 Ic 12/14


COMPLIMENTARY FACIAL
Personalized skin care pro-
gram customized for your
skin type. Dermatologist-
tested. Call today for a
FREE consultation. Janis,
Laycock, Independent
Mary Kay Beauty Consul-
tant, 647-3581.










THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 1996 PAGE 7B


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.
Wewa 639-2868
Port St. Joe 647-8826
Apalach area 653-8322
Bay County 785-1949
4te 3/14
;'Now.hiring waiters, waitresses, cooks,
dishwashers, full or part time, flexible
hours. Apply Julie's Restaurant, 222
Reid Ave., Port St. Joe. tfc'3/14
Captains. Mates. Engineers. ABs.
SOSs. experienced Deckhands needed
for offshore oil industry. Competitive
salary, benefits, hitch schedules. Call
Maritime. 904-234-9900. 12tp 3/7
SLet 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
M-ays or Sandy Smock today. 227-
1450, Hannon Realty, Inc. tfc 4/4
STop of, the Gulf Restaurant, Mexico
Beach. now taking applications for all
positions. Apply Tuesday thru Friday
after 3 p.m. central time. tfc 4/4
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. tie 4/4
New Adult Education Center opening
in May looking for workshop leaders.
Short 1-3 hr. sessions on weekends.
Curriculum will include meditation,
self-awareness subjects and eastern
fitness disciplines as well as subjects
relative to our environment like FL
flora/fauna. Indian lore, bird watch-
ing, and the stars. Participants will be
from across the U. S. Submit your
area of expertise and experience or
why you would excel in this endeavor
to P. O. Box 777. Apalachicola. FL
32329. Itc 3/28
Reservation Clerk must have expert-
ence with computers, bookkeeping
and public relations. Weekend work
required. Submit resume to Parker
Realty of Mexico Beach. 904-648-
5777. Fax 648-5779. I tc 3/28


Our health care center currently has
an opening in our Medical Records
Dept Position requires basic comput-
er knowledge, typing speed.. oVf.40
wpm. organizatipnal sJls. and ability
to work independently to accomplish
tasks. Position also includes some
central supply duties. Base pay is
$7.00 per hour. Medical terminology a
plus. Please contact Melissa McNeill
at Bay St. Joseph Care Center. 220
9th St.. Port St Joe. FL 32456. 229-
8244.


Gulf County Univ. of Florida Exten-
Ssion Program will be accepting applil-
cations from March 25 April 8th for
the position of Extension program as-
sistant Work is 40 hours per week,
hours are irregular and will include
some nights and weekends. Pay is
$5. 19 per hour with full state bene-
fits.
Duties will include conducting les-
Ssons in foods and nutrition with adult
Clients, as well as 4-H age youth:
keeping records on all clients enrolled
in classes, keep accurate records on
paycards and mileage reports..
Applicants must have a high school
diploma or its equivalent and live
within the county. Must have an au-
tomobile. valid Florid driver's license
-and automobile liability insurance.'
Applications can be picked up be-.
Stween the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
CST Monday Friday at the Extension
office or received by mail by calling
639-3200. An Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action Employer.
S : 2tc3/28

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
Port St. Joe community, and will be
able to establish linkages with com-
munity youth. Excellent organization-
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 grant-funded position. with
no guarantee of continued funding
beyond December 1996. Submit resu-
mes or letter of inquiry to Mark
McGruder. Exec. Director. P. O. Box
754, Port St Joe. FL 32457.
2tc 3/21


Spring has arrived--
and we're expanding ,
our staffl.We're search-
ing for friendly cashiers
and deli workers for
second and third shifts.
Good starting pay, shift
differential, uniforms
and the opportunity to
sell the World's Best
Selling Gasoline. Please
apply at Port St. Joe
Shell, 609 Monument
Ave. 2tc 3/28


360" 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,
3602 Communications, 2503 Hwy. 77
North, Panama City, FL 32405.
4tc 3/21

GUARD I,
Vitro Services Corporation, a Tra-
cor company and major contrac-
tor to the Department of Defense
for over 40 years, has an immedi-
ate opening for a Guard I at Cape
San Bias, Florida.
Applicants must be neat in iap-
pearance, capable of dealing with
the public and demonstrate de-
pendability. Prior guard experi-
ence, military or civilian,, is desir-
able. Must be responsive to work
assignments on rotating shifts in-
cluding weekends and holidays.
Applicants will be subject to a
DOD security investigation and
must meet eligibility require-
ments for access to classified in-
formation.
Interested candidates should call
(904) 229-6223 or send resume
to:
Vitro Services Corporation
P. O. Box 100
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Affirmative' Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer M/F/D/V


Every Item on the sidewalk on SALE
Thursday through Saturday. Big Barn
Flea Market & Antiques. Come see
E.T. or William. We are here to serve
you. 412 Monument Ave., 227-7410;
"WE BUY & SELL"
Radial saw 10" electronic Crafts-
man. drill chuck, adj. dado. molding
set & more, $250. Home gym Wel-
der 3' state stack weights, sitting
weight bench, stair stepper, ab flex
station, exe. cond., $165. 648-4488.
ltp 3/.28
15 cu. ft. Sears chest freezer 8150
obo, 700 gal. propane tank, excel.
cond.. 8500 obo. 227-2008.
2tc 3/28

Harvest gold Kenmore electric range,
$175; Kenmore 17.0 cu. ft. reflg.,
8275. 229-8683 after six p.m.
:2tc 3/21


Very attractive sofa, 7 1/2 ft. long.
like new. call Elsie Bowman. 110
- "West&CtiCircle. 229-8867. Itc 3/28


Ceramic greenware, bisque, finished
pieces, supplies and firing. Livern's
Ceramic Comer, 3417 Overstreet Rd..
4.5 miles north from Hwy. 98 on Hwy.
386. Monday thru Friday, .10 a.m. till
5 p.m. Call 648-3065. 4tc 3/21


One John Deere tractor w/hydrault
disc; one Massey-Ferguson 135 w/6'
bush hog. Call 639-5810 day, 639-
5073 after 5 p.m. : tfe 4/4
Eight solid wood dining chairs, with
black vinyl seats, make offer. Call
229-6343 after 6:00;
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: tfc4/4


Mushroom Compost. 815 yard. any-
time, 648-5165. tfc4/4





Lab puppies, 5 weeks, old, black.
championship bloodlirie. $200. 229-
9449 or 653-7775. 2tc 3/28


. Waterfront for sale. 2 bedroom town-
house, 38th St., nice, Mexico Beach.
Call 904-648-4740 or 205-332-8123;
4tc 3/14


Corner lot on Doc Whitfield Road,
$6.500. Close to fishing, camping,
hunting. Hannon Realty. Call Sandy
Smock 227-1450. 3tc3/14
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.
.It I A1


First tier $29,900 beach access lot.
Gulf view, corer lot, 1/4 acre in
Treasure Shore. No commercial devel-
opment just miles of sand and sunl
Hannon Realty. Call Sandy Smock
227-1450.. 3tc3/14
For Sale by Owner: 3 bdrm.. I ba.
block and brick home, all new carpet,
..new stove & side-by-side refrig.
$65,000. Call for *appt. 227-3269.
tfc4/4


The Best of Both WorldsI COUNTRY
LIVING on beautiful Wetappo Creek'
: (Gulf County) and only 7 miles from
THE BEACHES. 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath.
SDR, LR, 'lg. FL rm. & laun. rm., cen.
Sh/a, ww carpet, stone fp, on secluded
1/2 acre w/deeded access to boat
landing and campground facilities.
$65.000. 648-8334. 2tc 3/28


FREE kittens, 5 weeks old,, part Per-- 1/2 acre lots; 5-miles n. of Oversreet
sian. Call 227-1469. l Itp ". Bridge at Creekview Subd., with sep-
Stic tank & well. ,$2,5000 :down,
Monthly flea program need help? Ask : $132.16 mo. Call George, 229-6031.
B&B Feed & Seed 639-5488 about the tfc 4/4
HAPPY JACK 3-X FLEA COLLAR. Kills ;
male & female adult fleas. For dogs & Exclusive home and 200. acre cattle
cats. 8tc 3/28 operation. Chambers County, Ala-
bama. $750,000. Country and Com-
HAPPYJACK MANGE MEDICINE, the mercial Properties. Arthur No0rred,
oldest & most reliable treatment for 334-745-6673. 8tp 2/22
SEVERE skin diseases on dogs & .
horses. Contains NO Benzyl Benzoatel The Boardwalk, Cape San Blas, 3 3
Available O-T-C,. BARFIELD'S LAWN bdrm.. 2 ba. house, loft. 3 decks.
& GARDEN. 229-2727. 4tc 3/7 647-3828. 8tp 2/8


DOG GROOMING PLUS, 227-3611.
Professional grooming. special' dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
tfe 3/7'

PET & PROPERTY TENDERS. In
your home pet sitting by Joey and'
Marie Romanell.l 229-1065.
S tfc 3/7


REALSA


Boardwalk, Cape San Bias. 2 bed-
room. 2 bath, 3 decks, 108 Boardwalk
Ave. $115,000. Call 647-3828.
8tp 3/28

Flshermenl 818,000, 1/2 acre well-
elevated. Prime building lot Half mile
to best river fishing in Panhandle.
Owner will finance w/one-third down.
Hannon Realty. Call Sandy Smock
227-1450. 3tc3/14


THE MORE YOU HAVE
BEHIND You, THE MORE You
S 'HAVE AHEAD OF You.
At Coldwell Banker B & B Propertiqs, Inc., we
know how much can be achieved when people work
together toward their individual goals. We can count on
the support of the entire Coldwell Banker company,
which means access to the most innovative products and
services in the business. For more support behind your
career, and better things ahead, call Coldwell Banker
B & B Properties, Inc; today.


Call Barbara at
2 27-1892 for interview. a
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M I WL--H kiREbALTY INC.
6 bedrooms, 4 baths. Land: 1/2 acre PORT ST. JOE
SPECIAL FEATURES: Remodeled like new, thermal windows, 7-14
new roof, ceiling fans throughout, intercom system, fireplace, I7 4
master bedroom downstairs with private bath and sitting
room. Price includes range, dishwasher, carpet, blinds, ceiling SANDY SMOCK
fans.



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

NEW LISTINGS:
Mexico Beach, 201 3rd St. Everything redone this year! New
appliances, ch/a, custom made adjustable shelves kitchen cab-
inets! Nice size 3 bdrm., 2 ba. concrete block home with Florida
room, screened porch, 2 large lots. Has storage building. Must
see! $89,900.
Gulfaire Subd., 203 Beacon Rd. Absolutely beautiful! Large gulf
view, 3 bdrm., 2 ba. home. Has big deck, fireplace, ch/a, heat
pump. Spacious master bedroom has exquisite bath with
jacuzzi. Also sun porch with gulf view off master bedroom.
Immaculate and in A-one condition. Lots of amenities. Must see!
Great price -.$177,000.
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. $210,000.

JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor
K


'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 4/4
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 4/4
For Sale: Cape San Bias. 2 bdrm., 2
ba. house, steel roof on 1/2 acre lot
joining St. Joe State Park property on
bay side. $63.000. Call 229-2740 or
227-2046 for appt. tfc 4/4


For sale by owner: two story new
home. 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm.. 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm.. 22'xl6' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch. 12'xl6'
Sutll. shed. Byappt.only, 101 Yaupon.
229-6411. tfc 4/4


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3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. Land: % I/ acre
SPECIAL FEATURES: 2 sory contemporary home in exclusive
neighborhood Master suite w/dressing rm, pnv ba. & 2 walk-in
closets. P.p., thermal windows, satellite system. sprinkler system,
water softener. Loft, study & sunny family rm. Price includes
range, refrig., d/w, disposal, washer & dryer, new satelhte system
carpet. drapes, blinds. Partial owner financing available.


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 4/4
1/2 acre lot with septic tank. 89.500.
Overstreet Road. Owner financing,
227-2020. ask for Billy. tfc 4/4
," LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road.
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 4/4


Building, the American Legion Build-
ing located at Third St. and Williams.
Ave. Port St Joe. 2700 sq. ft..
S75.000. 647-8066 or 648-8669. ,
Stfc 4/4


I WANTED :]


I.HIANNON

REALTY INC.
PORT ST. JOE

227-1450
SANDY SMOCK


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 cl-
mate-controlled mini-storage units
upstairs and down Best location in
town for detail outlets. Call 1-800-
800-9894. tfc 4/4
2.73 acres for sale at Sunshine
Farms, corner lot, $15,000 negotia-
ble. 827-2379. tfc 11/9

SEASHORES HOUSE FOR
SALE, nice stucco 3 bdrm., 2 .
ba.; Lanai w/heated pool; gar-
age & storage bldg. $110.000.
206 Narvaez SL
647-3281
Lie 4/4


6672 Gardenia St. $89,900



REALTY INC.


FREEK -MEL --a -Am,
3 bedrooms, 2 baths, Land: +/- 1/2 Acre
SPECIAL FEATURES: Quiet neighborhood only 5 mms. from Port
St. Joe. Cathedral ceiling in great rm., Ig. kitchen w/breakfast
nook, fireplace, in-ground pool master suite wv/pnvale bath,
well-landscaped, cen h/a, ciy water, septic. Price includes
nawm e.rrio ,rap r d hw.her c,-ar.t, draanese


PORT ST. JOE

227-1450
SANDY SMOCK


B & B PROPERTIES OF GULF CO., INC.

Watch the sunset from your decks overlooking the ulf. This 4 bdrm./4 bath home is approx. 2500 sq. ft. with a fireplace,
workshop, great room, cathedral ceilings and much, much more. Excellent Rental Investment property. Call today! $189,000.
Excellent Rental Record on this 3 bdrm./2.5 bath townhome. Tastefully decorated and sold fully furnished. Great investment
property! $140,000.


100' x approx. 950' guli frontage to road. No Opal damage. Best buy on the Cape! Near Cape Dunes. $140,000.
107 x approx. 1160.5'. Borders State Park. Beautiful vegetation and massive dunes, blue gulf water and white sands. $250,000.
100' x lp00+' adjoining lot. As beautiful. $250,000.
104' x 1100+' also adjoins' these lots and is incredibly breath taking. Owner financing on this one! $250,000.,
GULF VIEW
Secluded Dunes. Best buy.in the area. Owner will finance, wants all offers. $59,000.
Last lot available in Silent Sands. Lot #6, 2.5 acres. $25,500.
Gulfside tract of 10 lots, 104' x approx. 835'. 2+ acres. $99,000.
3 nicely wooded lots across from dedicated beach. Each lot 100'x 400' approx. Treasure Shores II on Highway C'3 Each
$22,000.
BAY FRONT
300' bay frontage near Sunnyland. Its seclusion and wonderful vegetation make this large
parcel the best buy on beautiful St. Joe Bay! Just $650 a front foot.
440'+ bay to Cape San Bias road. Developmental potential
Next to Coldwell Banker B & B Properties, Inc. $500,000.
100' bay frontage on Cape San Blas road near C 30. $65,000.
BAY SIDE
Lot #10, Sand Bar Bay. Access to bay, adjacent to State Park. 1/2 acre.
Owner financing w/25% down. Terms negotiable. $17,500. r er
Lot #9, Sand Bar Bay. Adjacent'to State Park w/access to bay. 1/2 acre. $12,000. 1'YO Y
COMMERCIAL oday'
Corner of 8th and Highway 98, Mexico Beach. 300' x 175' depth.
Prime commercial area. $475,000.

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OVERSTREET
Immaculate/Well Maintained and On the Intercoastal Waterway. This 3 bdrm/2.5 bath, approx. 1850 sq. ft. home has it all.
Fireplace, walk-in closets. Huge Florida room w/cedar tongue and groove walls, carpet, outdoor country kitchen, sprinkler
system, fruit trees. Birch cabinets in kitchen, ceramic tile. Lots more! Call today to see. $160,000.
Perfection Best Describes this 3 bdrm./2.5 bath executive home situated on 7.75 acres. Fireplace, formal living and dining
room, eat in kitchen, great room, enclosed patio area w/large deck, satellite system, oak cabinets and SO MUCH MORE! Call
today for appt. $250,000.


RIVERFRONT ACREAGE
Bryants Landing 2+ acres with business potential, Established landing w/boat launch, restrooms, camping area. Popular area
for recreation. Great investment! $79,900.
Dead Lakes/Cypress Creek Campground/Retreat. 4+ acres w/duplex, cottage,,boat launch, outside lighting, campsites w/:
electric and water. GOOD INVESTMENT PROPERTY! Currently producing income. Unbelievably priced @ $89,000.
GULF VIEW CAPE SAN BLAS
Fantastic View-2/3 bdrm./3 bath home w/great room, enclosed sunporch and decks. Move in condition,.never on.rental pro-'
gram. Call today! $130,000.
Steps to the Gulf 2/3 bdrm/3 bath w/large deck. Would make a wonderful second home and is a Terrific Buy @ $ 110,000.
PORT SAINT JOE
A Class Act: 2027 Marvin Avenue Beautiful approx. 2300 sq. ft. home on comer lot of exclusive neighborhood. 3 bdrm/2.5
bath, sunken living room, fireplace, hardwood floors, landscaped, custom cabinets and much more. Reduced to $170,000.
212 9th Street (For Starters) 3 bdrm/l bath w/new kitchen and recently renovated. Bay view! Won't last long at $38,000.
LOTS :
S' '' GULF FRONT :


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Seniors Selling

BBQ BeefPlates
The Port St Joe Senior Citi-
zens will be selling those deli-
cious large BBQ beef sandwich
plates on Friday, March 29th in
the First Union Park from 11:00
a.m. to 1:00 p.m.'They will also
deliver to local businesses.
The plate consists of a large
BBQ beef sandwich, chips, iced
tea and pickles for $3.00.
Please call 229-8466 to place
orders.


Wanted to Buy: Good used 14' wide
mobile home, 1985 or newer. 648-
5162 after 6 p.m. 2tc 3/28
Consignments wanted for upcoming
auctions. Wade Clark Auctions. 229-
9282. AB1239, AU1737. 6tc 3/28
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
Want to trade Datsun 280Z; '83 mod-
el for older pickup truck inrunning
condition. 648-8334. :2tc 3/28-


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Florida Game and Fish Commission



Approves Numerous Rule Changes


This column Is provided as a service of the Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc, a professional counsel-
Ing and mental health center. Its not Intended toreplace psychological counseling or treatment ser-
vices.


Dear Counselor,
My ten year old son just came
home from school with a notice
saying he is suspended from
school for 3 days for fighting
another boy. My son says that
this boy hit him first, so he did
what my husband tells him, hit
him back. I think his suspension
is unfair, and I am confused if I
should spank my son. Any
advice?
Signed,
Concerned Parent

Dear Concerned Parent,'
I have heard this concern
voiced several times, not only by
parents, but by kids. "If someone
hits me I'mi going to get them
back." This way of thinking both-
ers me because I feel it, teaches
revenge and how to get even,
instead of learning to "fight fair" or
turn the other cheek. By "fighting
fair", I am referring to alternative
ways of getting a problem
resolved. An example of this,
using your situation, would be
teaching your son to' tell the
school personnel in charge that
someone hit him. so this would
prohibit further problems for your
son, such as suspension. Yes, I


know this definitely sounds easier
said than done, but assault and
battery is against the law. As your
child grows older and stronger,
not only can suspension at school
result, but possible dealings with
law' enforcement. Fighting does
not teach your son anything
about talking out problems and
self respect it only teaches him to
react on impulse.
Punishing your son with vio-
lence for an act of violence does
not make sense, but sitting down
talking to him about the situation
and about alternatives for next
time this happens does make
sense. If you have any further
questions or concerns, please call,
227-1145.
Sincerely,
Mellssa Ramsey, B.S.
Outreach Counselor
Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to: ,
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to
227-1145.


'Ti e Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission (GFC) ap-
proved numerous rule changes
concerning fishing, hunting, the
alligator Industry and captive
wildlife during its February'29 to
March 1 meeting in Tallahassee.
Following are some of the deci-
sions chosen at this meeting.
Commissioners approved a
15- to 19-inch slot limit for black
bass on Lake Jackson in Leon
County.
They voted to eliminate some
equipment restrictions and pa-
perwork requirements for alliga-
tor trappers and farmers. Rule
changes will clarify parameters
for use of firearms for taking alli-
gators, allow nuisance trappers to
display alligators for educational
or commercial purposes, reduce
the minimum size requirement
for alligators and eliminate other
unnecessary alligator manage-
ment rules.
Fox squirrels ,were deleted
from the list of species that are le-
gal to hunt. however, other small
game hunting opportunities have
been expanded. Commissioners'
established small game seasons,
on various wildlife management
area. Hog hunting restrictions on
selected wildlife management
areas were eased, and deer hunt-
ers now will be allowed to use ex-
panding, solid copper alloy bul-:
lets. which were prohibited in the'
past.


I Public Notices


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
The City of Wewahitchka has received funding
from th Florida Small Cities Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the
rehabl station of tweny-eight (28) homes in the
City.
All interested Individuals and firms are invited to
pre-quallly for addition to the bidders lisL The
required documents to be submitted are as
follows:
I. The complete name of the Individual or irm
doing business. street address, mailing

address, telephone number.
2. Federal Employee Identification Number or
Social Security Number.
S 3. The name, mailing address, and Socal
Security Number of all principals in the Afrm.
4. Copy of Occupational Ucense or any
ap cable trade license required by local
5. Copyof state certification or registration from
the appropriate agency.
6. Proof of insurance to include general liability.
and workers compensation or a waiver from
the appropriate agency.
The completed package should be mailed to Julian
Webb and Associates. Inc.. 712 W. Washington
StreetL uincy. Florida 32351. Attn: David Hines.
For further Information call 904) 627-2363.
THE C Yb AFAHr CHKA Is AN EQUAL
OP'ORTUN rrY/IAuR'HOUSING.COMMUNITY
Stc, March 21. 28, and April 4. 1996.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 96-IS
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
CHRISTOPHER DAVID HORTON.
deceased.
/
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 ofwhich 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 13) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS NOTICE. III All
claim against the estate and 121 any objection by
an interested person on whom notice was served
that challenges the validity of the Will. the
qualifications of the Personal Representative.
venue or jurisdiction of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
DATE of the first publication of this Notice of
Administration is March 21. 1996
/s/ WILLIAM J. RISH
RISH & GIBSON. P.A.
303 4th Street
P. O. Box 39
Port St Joe. Florida 32456
19041 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0066806
/s/ DAVID R HORTON
1013 Long Avenue
Port St Joe. FL 32456
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
2tc. March 21 and 28. 1996.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9598-22
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 desenbed personal
property
(1) New Flatbed Dump Truck
Specifications can be obtained from the Clerk of
Circuit Court. 1000 Fifth Street. Port SL Joe, FL
32456or by calling 1904 229-6112.
SDelivery date mustbe specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver on
specified date will be set at 825.00 per day.
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
sealed bid, the Bid Number, and what the bid is
for..:

Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m.. Eastern
Standard Time, April 4. 1996, at:
Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gulf County Courthouse
1000 Ffth Street
Port SL Joe, FL. 3456
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
/s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
2tc. March 21 and 28, 1996.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9506-23
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
property:
(1) New 6610 Diesel Trctor with
Mo-Trim LMT attachment
Specifications can be obtained from the Clerk of
Circuit Court. 1000 Fifth Steet. Port S. Joe. FL
32456 or by calling 19041 229-6112
Delivery date must be specifed.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver on .:
speclRed date will be set at $25.00 per day.
Please indicate on the envelope Ihat this is a
sealed bid, the Bid Number, and what the bid is
for.
Bids will be 'received: until 5:00 p.m., Eastern
StandardTime. April 4.1 996 at.
OIlce of the Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gulf County Courthouse
1000 Filth Street
Port SL Joe, FL 32456


The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
/s/ Billy E. Traylor. Chairman
2tc. March 21 and 28. 1996.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9596-240
The Board of County Commissioners or Gulf
County. Florida. will receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corporation Interested in
selling the County the following described personal
property:
(1) 1992 or newer Tractor for Low-Boy
Specifications can be obtained from the Clerk of
Circuit Court. 1000 Fifth Street, Port SL Joe, FL
32456 or by calling (9041 229-6112.
Delivery date mupt be specified.
Uquidated 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
for.
Bids will be received until 5 00 p.m., Eastern
Standard Time. April 4. 1996. at:
Omce of the Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gulf Couity Courthouse
1 0 0 0 Pofo o S -
Port SL Joe. FL 32456
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
2tc. March 21 and 28. 1996.
CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK
OF PORT ST. JOE
401 FIFTH STREET (004) 227-1416
WILL BE ACCEPTING BIDS FROM MARCH 21.
1996 TIIROUGH MARCH 31, 1996 ON THE
FOLLOWING:
20 FT. 1987 AERODYNE CAJUN BOAT
1987 200 H.P. EVINRUDE MOTOR
1987 AERODYNE TRAILER
CITIZENS FEDERAL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO
REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS.
2tc. March 21 and 28. 1996.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUrr OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. INAND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 96-6-CP
IN PRODATE
IN RE: The Estate of
NORA M. BUTLER.
deceased.
/
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
TlE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of NORA
M. BUTLER, deceased, File Number 96-6-CP. is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County.
Florida. Probate Division. the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 5th Street, Port SL
Joe, Florida 32456. The name and address of the
Personal Representative and his attorney are set
Sort below.
The total cash value of the estate is 8600.00
and the names and addresses of those to whom it
has been assigned are as follows.
Ms. Bessie McNair 2064 Shaver Street
Compton, CA 90221
Ms. Mary Peters P. O. Box 901
Port SL Joe, Fl 32456
Ms. Mldred Dickson 404 Hodnck Street
Port SL Joe, FL 32456
Willie J McNair 321 Avenue C
Port St Joe. FL 32456
Ms. Mercedes Dixon 1123 Columbia Road NW
SWashington, DC 20009
Mr. Joe N. McNaIr 1121 Nassau Street
Tampa. FL 33607
All interested persons are required to file
WITHIN THREE 131 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. II) All
claims against the estate and (2) any objection by
an Interested person on whom notice was served
that challenges the validity of the Will, the
qualifications of the Personal Representative.
venue orJurisdiction of the Court.
S ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
DATE of the first publication of this Notice of
Administration is March 28. 1996
/s/'WILUE!J; MCNAIR
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
321 AVENUE C
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456
/s/ ALICIAC. JONES
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
RISH. GIBSON. & JONES
303 FOURTH STREET
P. O BOX 39
PORT ST JOE.,FLORIDA 32456
(904) 229-8211
FL BAR NO 0048674
2tc, March 28 and April 4, 1996.

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION
ABANDONING ROAD
NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to Section
336.10. Florida Statutes. that the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida, at. its
regular meeting on the 27th day or February, 1996
at 6 00 p.m. E.S T.. after duly advertised notice of
hearing on said matter, has closed, vacated, and
abandoned the Interest of the public in the
following descnbed road right-of-waysn
The alley located in Block 10, Ton's
Addition to Beacon Hill
Notice hereof shall be published one (1) time
within thirty 1301 days from the adoption of the
Resolution abandoning said road
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS'OF
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
DY DENNY C MUSTER, CLERK
Itc, March 28, 1996.


NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION
ABANDONING ROAD
NOTICE ts hereby given pursuant to Section
336.10. Florida Statutes. that the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County. Florida, at its
regular meeting on the 27th day of February, 1996
at 600 p.m.. E S.T. after dulyer tised notice or
hearing on said matter. has closed, vacated, and
abandoned the interest of the public in the
"following described road right-of-ways:
The alley located in Lot 5. Block U" of
Indian Pass Beach Group Subdivision
Notice herof shall be published one II) time
within thirty 1301 days from the adoption of the
Resolution abandoning said mad.
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA.
BY BENNY C LISTER. CLERK
Itc. March 28. 1996.


NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice sl 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
which said business is to be carried on., o-.w .
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: Bayvlew
Sepuc/Portalet Service.
MAILING ADDRESS: 3055 Highway 98 W. Port St
Joe. Florida 32456.
OWNER (S): Donmle L Smith.
Itc. March 28. 1996.

IN THE CIRCUIT COUR'. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRUrTOF THE STAT OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.

CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK
OF PORT Sr. JOE.
Plaintiff.
vs. CASE NO. 95-298-CA
DAVID S. REED. SMALL BUSINESS
ADMINISTRATION, an agency of
the United States, and APALACHEE
REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL.
Defendants.
/
NOTICE OF BALE
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
March 19, 1996. and entered In Civil Case No.
95-298-CA of the Circuit Court. Fourteenth
Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida. In and for
Gulf County, wherein CITIZENS FEDERAL
SAVINGS BANK OF PORT ST. JOE is Plaintiff and
DAVID S. REED, SMALL BUSINESS
ADMINISTRATION, and APALACHEE REGIONAL
PLANNING COUNCIL are the Defendants. I will sell
to the highest bidder for cash at the front door of
the Gulf County Courthouse in Port SL Joe.
Florida, at 11:00 am., EST, on the 25th day of
April. 1996, the following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, tl-wtl
LOT 19. BLOCK 16, ACCORDING TO THE
OFFICIAL MAP OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. '
JOE, FLORIDA, AS RECORDED IN THE,
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT.
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA.
ALSO: THE NORTHWESTERLY 0.70 FEET OF '
LOT 21, BLOCK 16 OF THE OFFICIAL MAP
NO. I OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, AS :
RECORDED IN PIATBOOK DI PAGE 16, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY,' ,
FLORIDA. L ,R":
'LESS AND EXCEPT! THE NORTHWESTERLY
0.70 FEET OF LOT 19. BLOCK 16. OF'THE
OFFICIAL MAP NO. I OF THE CITY OF PORT
ST. JOE. AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK, 1.,
PAGE 16, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF .
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA.
DATED this 25th day of March. 1996.
BENNY C. LISTER
Clerk of Court
By:/s/ Robbl S. Wells, Deputy Clerk
2tc, March 28 and April 4, 1996.

JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.

CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK
OF PORT ST. JOE,
-Plaintiff.
vs. CASE NO. 95-298-CA
DAVID S. REED, SMALL BUSINESS
the United States, and APALACHEE
REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
March 19. 1996, and entered in Civil Case No.
95-298-CA of the Circuit Court, Fourteenth
Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida. in and for
Gulf County, wherein CITIZENS FEDERAL
SAVINGS BANK OF PORT ST. JOE is Plaintiff and
DAVID S. REED,. SMALL BUSINESS i
ADMINISTRATION. and APALACHEE REGIONAL'
PLANNING COUNCIL are the Defendants. I will sell
to the highest bidder for cash at the front door of
the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe,
Florida, at 11:00 am., EST, on the 25th day of
April. 1996, the following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 15; BLOCK "D", ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT OF GULF AIRE PHASE II, AS
RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 30
AND 31. IN THE OFFICE OFTHE CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT, OF GULF COUNTY.,
FLORIDA.
DATED this 25th day of March, 1996.
BENNY C. LISTER
Clerk of Court
Byl/sl Robbi S. Wells. Deputy Clerk
2tc, March 28 and April 4, 1996.


,s Other rule changes pertain to
the Apalachicola Wildlife Manage-
Lment Area. In an attempt to re-
solve conflicts between dog-
hunters and landowners,. Com-
Smissioners established a new still
hunt area between S.R. 375 and
:the Ochlockonee River where
,hunting with dogs other than bird
dogs and retrievers is prohibited.
i1n addition, hunting deer will be



Testify at House

SSub-Committee
Dr. Scott Smith, General Sur-
:geon at Emerald Coast Hospital
and Gulf Pines Hospital. along
with Wayne E. Blevins. Jr., a Phy-
sician Assistant at Apalachee Bay
"Medical Clinic in Eastpoint, re-
"cently testified at the Florida
House Sub-Committee hearing on
'health Insurance, regarding a bill
defining various aspects of the
Physician Assistants' role as Sur-
gical Assistants during surgery,
especially in a rural health set-
ting.

\ Dr. Smith was requested to
testify by the Florida Academy of
Physician Assistants by Wayne
Blevins, who Is the Legislative
and Governmental Affairs Chair-
man of the Florida Academy. Oth-
er dignitaries present at the hear-
ing included Rep. Luls Moore (R-
Miami), Dr. Thornberry (an Or-
thopedic Surgeon from Tallahas-
see), and Stephen Winn, the Ex-
ecutive Director of the Florida
Osteopathic Medical Association.

Dr. Smith and Mr. Blevins
feel that being part of this contin-
uing legislative process gives
them the necessary exposure in
the state legislature to help pro-
vide the best quality health care
to their rural community.


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prohibited on the right-of-way of
S.R. 375 and 50 yards outward
from the right-of-way.
Turkey hunters in Florida will
not be allowed to hunt within 100
yards of wildlife feeding stations.
Commissioners also voted to
allow bow-fishing on nongame
species (except catfish) at night
statewide, except where specifi-
cally prohibited.

In addition, the eligibility re-
quirement for the number of par-
ticipants has been reduced from
20 to 10 for catch-and-release
fishing tournaments asking for


permits to possess fish not of le-
gal size during bass tournaments.
The Commission will not issue
such permits during July, August
or September. Another proposal
clarifies that wire traps and slat
baskets are legal for personal use
only in areas where they are legal
for commercial use.
Other new rules provide that
crab traps and post, may be
fished in fresh water as specified
in rules of the Marine Fisheries
Commission.
The next Commission meet-
ing is set for May 9-10 at Talla-
hassee.


Mexico Beach:



Harmon Realty, Inc.

BARBARA HARMON, Broker Barbara Mannon, Sales Associate, 647-5004
Ann Six, Sales Associate, 229-6392

648-5767 r 1-800-239-4959:


NEW' LISTINGS:
SANDOLLAR COTTAGE #1, 7105 Hwy. 98, Beacon
Hill. Enchanting WATERFRONT A-frame style cottage'
One bdrm with one loft style bdrm., one full bath'
Cathedral ceiling w/ceiling fan in liv. din and kit area
Lg sun decks on front & back overlook the gulf'
Completely furnished & equipped Good rental history!
Possible assumable mortgage On shared septic
system. On 38' Gulffront x 223 82' deep lot. Must see
this one' Only $98.500 00
MEXICO BEACH
107 N. 38th St., Mexico Beach. OWNER SAYS MAKE AN
OFFER!Lovely CANAL FRONT 3 bdrm. 1 & 1/2 ba brick
home on TWO beautiful lots on cul de sac and on corner ol
CANAL! This home is In excel cond LIU m has selling fan.
nice kit. & dining area ha h &all L cbinels! Florida
rm. overlooks the canal S c g ins lav ngs. Wood boat
dock on canal has elec. incw J, II, ment sea wall w/
extra tie backs! Delach j M car garage has automatic
garage door opener. cenlt driveway. Great location on canal
& nice neighborhood Corner canal lot also has additional
septic tank. Cen. h & AC Must see this one' By appt only
Much, much morel $2.000-- REDUCED, only
$229,500.00.
120 4th St. Mexico Beach Cozy 1 bdrm,, .1 ba. mobile'home
w/g front rm addition only 1 blocK from the beach with easi
access at dedicated beach On nice corner lot 50'x150' in nice
neighborhood Front rm addition split no Iv. area on wesl ena
& sleeping area on east.end, has 2 twin beds Liv area has
Selling fan w/llght Two window air cond., ;gas space heater.
SKit /dining area has table W/4 place seating. Adequate cabinet
space. Completely furnished! Excellent beach retreat! Only
$42,000.00.. .
118 N. 38th St. Mexico Beach a. rare find' CANALFRONT
single lamlly home on beautiful lot w:th boat dock and,
block sea wallllThis 3 bdrm, 2 ba brick home is In great
cond.! Nice liv din & kit combo with breakfast bar & sliding
glass doors which lead to 23'X9'4' screened porch that
overlooks the canal! Cen gas heat & elec ACI Under ground
sprinkler system w/shallow well & pump for yard Lovely yard
area. Single car'covered carport w/cement drive for 2 other
cars. Boat dock on canal 6'X30' w/water at dock. Great second
home, or primary residence Much morel $142,500.00.

ST. JOE BEACH
WINDCHASE TOWNHOMES I & II 708 GULFAIRE DR.,
GULFAIRE SUB. Lovely 3 bedroom, 2-bath stucco & frame
townhomes in nice residential sub. Contemporary style custom
designed floor plan. Foyer entry has dramatic 17 foot ceiling. Liv.
rm, has wood burning fireplace w/ceramic tile hearth, & full wall
accented w/rich wood pine tongue-n-groove. Dining area has
glass sliding doors that lead to back patio area. Kitchen has pass
thru serving bar to dining area, and nice European style cabinets
w/oak trim and adjustable shelves. Bathrooms have ceramic bath
accessories, and cast iron bathtubs w/ceramic tile enclosures. All
bedrooms have full size closets with vented shelving. Single car-
garage w/finished interior. Short walk to beach, pool, and tennis
courts, Would make excellent year round home or second home!
Much morel $68,500.00 each.
219 Buccaneer Dr., Oulfaire Sub. Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 full
bath stone & cedar home on beautifully landscaped corner lot.
Lg. liv. and din. great room. Large kitchen w/breakfast area has
abundance of cabinets and butcher block counter tops. Master
bedroom has full bath and lighted walk-in closet. Large utility
room.has washer and dryer hook-ups. Cen. elec. heat/AC (heat
oump) Double car garage w/automatic garage door opener.
New Berber carpet throughout!! Mint condition!! Must see this
; onel $112,900.00.
118 Pine Street, St. Joe Beach 3 bdrm.. 2 ba., frame and
stucco stilt home on 2,lots completely fenced with a great view
of the Gulf! Formal liv. rm. and din. rm. Large fam. rm. w/sliding
.doors on both sides lead to covered deck. w/ great Gulf view!
Kit. has dome ceiling/, luQs ceit liglf'g and ceiling fan.
Ceramic tile counter aadall pWod abine" n appliances include
side by side refrig, rlg, j aire ovI, built-in micro.,
dishwasher, and tra &nt' i Tn flooring kit., fam.
Much, much morel $1700.


F FEATURE OF THE WEEK!
100 25th St. (Corner Hwy. 98), Beachside. 3
bdrm., 2 full ba. single family stilt home on the
BeacnsideiI Excel, view of the Gulf from covered
front porch[ On 75'x100' corner lot. Completely
furnished' Living, dining, and kitchen combination
has sliding glass doors that leads to covered porch
and has great view of the Gulf! Kitchen includes
Refrigerator. range,, and microwave. Ce electric'
heat & ACI Covered parking under house. Outdoor
'shower. Good rental history! $105,000.00.


LOT LISTINGS
CANAL FRONT, 38th St. Canal front corner lot. On cut de
sac with concrete block sea wall septic tank, and double car
detached garage"L Beautiful palm trees, landscaped. yard!
$95 900 00 Mexico Beach Unit 8, BIk. #, Lot 7.
Colorado Drive. 100 x 158.33' lot. Unit 14, Bk. C, Lot 9, $9,000..
7th St., Mexico Beach, 100'X158.33' lot. On paved street.
Walking distance to the beach. Unit 14, BIk C, Lot 12.
$13,500.00
Corner New MexicB & Maryland Blvd|(2) 100 x 8 33 lots
Only shft 1-hkli hstqih( 1ItleB Ilk A Lols "
2&4 l thto'fw8
Lucia Ave., Beacon Hill. 100 x 120 fenced lot only a short
distance Io the Beach' Cleared and ready for building. Beacon
Hill Estates Blk 1 lot 4 $15,000.00.
Arizona Dr. & California Dr. (3) 100 x 108.33 cleared lots in
residential area. Unit 14, BIk E, lots 13, 15, 16. $15.000.00 each
or all 3 together for $27,000.00.
Texas Drive .-(2) 100x100 lots. Unit 14, BIk G, Lots 9, 10,
$8,000.00 each.
S7th Street 100x108 .1, ijpavlstreet. Walking distance to the
Beach. Unit 14, BI 000.00.
Magnolia Ave.: 75'x2' lot only /2 block to the gulf! Good gulf
S view. Unit 11, BIk 8, Lot 7. $25,000-
California Drive: 100 x 108.33 lot w/lg. septic tank. Nice
neighborhood. $12.000.00. Mexico Beach Unit 14, BIk E, Lot
12.
Comer Texas Dr. and Hwy. 386-A: Two large corner lots with
nice, shade trees. Nice neighborhood. $20,000.00. Mexico
Beach Unit 14, BIk F, Lots 24, 26.
41st Street 75 x 90 beachside lot. Unit 7, BIk 9, Lot 12. $40,000


LOTS ZONED FOR MOBILE HOMES
Maryland Blvd. 75 40i l C 12A, BIk C, Lot 4. $13,000.00.
Zoned for mobile IM.P*
Corner 5th St. & Cathey Lane 2 large lots zoned for mobile
homes. Corner, lot is 110 x 148 and lot on 5th St. is 100 x
168.70'. Reduced $20,000.00 for both lots together. Unit 16,
lots 2, 3.
GULFAIRE

Gulfaire Dr., 75'x125' home lot. BIk. D, Lot 22, Phase II,
$16,000.00.
CRISTIN'S CURVE: Large home lot on cul de sac. Gulfaire Phase
IV, BIk J, Lot 5. $20,000.00.
Gulfaire Drive 80.7 x 126.88 home lot. BIk C, $16,000.00. Owner
will consider financing!
Periwinkle Dr. 75 x 125 lot, Blk F, Lot 6. $30 000.00.

OVERSTREET

Pine Street 1.02 acres with power pole on property! 1 270 close
to canal. $ 0,000.00. Reduced to %15.000


PORT ST. JOE -
Long Avenue, 120' x 172.5' lot in nice residential area. Close to
schools and shopping. BIk 71, Lots 13 & 14. $283,0990.
REDUCED $21,000.00.


PAGE SB THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 28. 1996


LIGHTHOUSE UTILITIES COMPANY
SP. O. Box 428
SPort St. Joe, Florida 32457


To the Residents of Indian Peninsula and the Indian Lagoon Area

Extension of Central Water Mains


to Indian Peninsula and/or Indian


Lagoon area to the county line.


Lighthouse Utilities is presently researching the feasibility
of extending its central water mains to the Indian Peninsula
and/or Indian Lagoon area to the county line. The most
important area of this feasibility study will be the direct
response from you, the potential customer. So please let me
know what you think by calling me at 904-227-7427, or writ-
ing to me at P. 0. Box 428, Port St. Joe, Florida 32457. Also,
if you know of any of your out-of-town neighbors that
might be interested in our service, please have them con-
tract me.
Please respond by April 25th. Remember this is only a feasi-
bility study and you are not under any obligation.






'. ..
JAY RISH, MANAGER/PRESIDENT
iTC 3/281/96


CORNER of 14th b Irft 1l & HIGHWAY 98
MEXICO BEACH
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