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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 3 THURSDAY, APRIL 4,1996 Plus 20 Tax..
In Several Places
Good Friday and Easter Morning
Services Will be Well Attended
Port St. Joe will bring Holy Week to a climax this
weekend by celebrating the resurrection with sunrise
services on Easter Sunday morning.
The worship of Easter will begin with the
Good Friday observance at the First United
Methodist Church where Christians of all faith
will meet to hear a sermon by Rev. Dave
Fernandez, pastor of Oak Grove Assembly of
Fernandez' sermon will point to the cruci- f \
flxion of Jesus Christ on the cross and will
feature the manner in which He died.
Beginning at 12:00 p.m., the services will last
until 1:00 p.m.
The program, sponsored by the
Ministerial Alliance, is open to all denomina-
tions throughout the city and will involve sev-
At 7:00 a.m. on Easter Sunday morning,
sunrise services will be conducted in Frank
Pate Park, adjacent to First Union Bank in Port
Port St. Joe ministers have sponsored this
special Easter emphasis for many years and the
program Is timed to end just as the sun comes up.
Several events in the worship service will be headed
by separate Port St. Joe pastors and lay persons.
Rev. Zedoc Baxter, pastor First United Methodist Church, will
deliver the annual sunrise sermon. Mark Jones and James Wiley,
Ministers of Music of Long Avenue Baptist and Oak Grove Assembly of
God respectively, will direct the music, accompanied by pianist
Others on the program will be Jeff Scalf of SL Joe Assembly of
God, who will welcome worshippers, and Curtis Clark, pastor of Long
Avenue Baptist Church will read scripture. Lay persons Rawlls Leslie
and Teedy Nobles will offer prayers during the early morning resurrec-
The sunrise service is made available to everyone in the communi-
ty and has historically been well attended each and every year. In case
of. rain, -the services- will be.shifte.d~t-o9g_ st4Jiited.,Lhali _
MEXICO BEACH SERVICES
Residents of the beaches area can welcome Easter morning at sun-
rise services at the Fifth Street walkover on Mexico Beach. Services are
scheduled for 6:15 a.m. CST, with Rev. Jim Davis, pastor of First
Baptist Church of Mexico Beach bringing the message.
Casual dress is encouraged. You may want to bring a beach chair
or blanket, although the service will be short.
Tupelo Festival Set For Satu
The annual Tupelo Festival
will be held this weekend in
Wewahitchka, the home of the
"world-famous" tupelo honey. The
event commemorates the Impor-
tance of tupelo honey, which is
'only harvested In one area of the
world, northwest Florida.
Festival day will begin at 7:00
a.m. with registration for the 5K
Honey Run with the starting gun
for the race at 8:00. All times are
Of special interest to children
will be an Easter egg hunt at 9:00
a.m. from youth under II at Lake
Alice Park. Over 100 craft vendors
will be gathered around the
shores of Lake Alice to offer their
arts, crafts and antiques for sale.
A variety of food, and of
course, tupelo honey, will be
Area Residents Protest DEP Proposed
Approximately 150 Gulf addressed the DEP representa-
Countlans crowded, into the Gulf Utves and drew several ovations
County Courth"i9H. Friday even- from the partisan group as he
ing for a Florida' Department of expressed the board's stance on
Environmental Protection public
workshop on their proposal to
ban beach driving on an eight-
mile section of the SL Joseph
Peninsula, stretching from the
boundaries of the T. H. Stone
Park to the southern tip of Cape
DEP officials pronounced
their reasoning behind including
the ban in their proposed changes
to the St Joseph Bay Aquatic
Preserve Management Plan to the
sometimes rowdy crowd, but fell
far short of proving to them that
they had little more than intuition
to substantiate their claims of
ecological damage created by
Proponents of beach driving- --
the vast majority of those in
attendance-painted the true bat- .
tle lines to be between some prop-
erty owners who desire to have
their own private beach and
themselves and other property
owners who wish to retain vehicu-
lar access to the beaches for Residents give District 5 Con
recreational purposes. DEP officials Friday evening.
-Anna Marie Hartman, Bureau
of Coastal and Aquatic Managed
Areas, narrated the meeting and City Si
explained to those in attendance City Signs
that the public workshop wasjust '
one of the necessary steps to W 'n neer
amend the management plan. W ith Engineers
which will eventually end up
before the governor and cabinet The' Port St. Joe City
for final approval. She cited dam- Commission breezed through a
age to dunes' and vegetation, light agenda Tuesday evening
effect on nesting turtles and during their regularly scheduled
hatchlings, public safety and lack meeting.
of legal' access points as DEP'S Philli : Jones, with Preble-
._ easpasror^meng~cy the -plan., W, h,,CorL@URMJ -lEng per b u
In her statement she sald ij fitted an agreement to provide
ruts created by beach traffic ham- eiggineering services for the City's
pered turtle hatchlings from $900,000 Community Develop-
reaching the safety of the water. ment Block Grant to be used for
She really got the crowd's atten- downtown redevelopment.
Sr y g e c s Jones told the board survey
ton when she stated a number of work for the project had been
people had been killed on beaches completed ad project had been
by drunk drivers. completed and scaled drawings of
by k rsthe downtown area are in the
District Five County process of being generated.
Commissioner Warren Yeager first Preble-Rish will be responsible for
rday | W ew a2 water drainage, paving and street
Improvements, sidewalks, pedes-
available to whet your appetite. trian mall and landscaping sur-
Musical entertainment will be rounding the project.
provided throughout the day by Storm water drainage will
gospel groups, Dixie Echoes, encompass $200,000 of the pro-
Divine Call. Harmony Creek. Ject and is being funded by the
Resting Place and varied local tal- City as part of the matching por-
ent. tion of the 75/25 matching block
A Spring Fling Health Fair will grant.
also be held in conjunction with (See City Comm. on Page 3)
the festival, which will last from
Walter Wilder (left) presents plaque to Charles Osborne (center) for, "Teacher of the Year" as
School Board Chairman Oscar Redd (right) looks on.
Osborne Teacher of The Year
In announcing Charles Os-
borne's selection as Gulf County
Teacher of the Year, Superinten-
dent B. Walter Wilder says, "The
Teacher of the Year program is
designed to honor a teacher who
is representative of all good
teachers. The selection of Charles
'Osborne meets this.goal."
SMr. Osborne graduated from
Florida A & M University with a
Bachelor of Science Degree in
Secondary Education Science. He
has been a teacher for 39 years
*) and has taught in the Gulf
County school system for 37
years. He is married to Ometa Os-
borne and is the father of four
children, Stephen E. Osborne,
Carla M. Osborne, Kimberly M.
Beard, and Wendy K. Osborne.
One of five nominees from
Gulf County .schools, Mr. Os-
borne was voted Teacher of the
Year by a district-wide screening
committee composed of personnel
from each school. Other nomi-
nees included: Myrtle (Liz) How-
ell, Highland View Elementary;
Clotel Denise Williams, Port St.
Joe Elementary School; Linda'
Bancroft, Port St. Joe Middle
School; Tracy Bowers, Wewa-
hitchka Elementary School: and
Elaine Layton, Wewahitchka High
In making the presentationto
Mr. Osborne, Superintendeht
Wilder stated that all the nomi-
nees were excellent teachers and
most worfi-y of he recognition
bestowed upon them by their in-
Local attorney Pat Floyd told
The Star this week that commer-
cial fshermen suing the state in a
class-action suit concerning the
net buy-back payments had
reached a settlement with the
State of Florida last Wednesday.
The class-action lawsuit rep-
resents 250 commercial fisher-
men from across the state who
were claiming the state had
underpaid net buy-back vouchers
by four million dollars. The' state
-agreed to a $2.45 million settle-
ment, which will come from the
remaining $2.9 million in the
fund, minus $450,000 for state
,expenses and legal fees, according
The suit was filed after the
state paid fishermen less than the
buy-back vouchers received at the
time the fishermen turned their
nets in. The vouchers issued were
considerably more than what the
fishermen actually received in
their payment checks later.
Floyd had been successful in
receiving permission for the fish-
ermen to cash their checks with-
out jeopardizing their rights to
appeal the payments, and in
:freezing the $2.9 million in funds
-.-remaining in the buyback pro-
Floyd said he was happy with
the settlement since it could have
taken years to get the money from
the state if they had been forced
into a lengthy. court battle. He
also pointed out in order to get
more money than was available in
the buy back funds would have
required legislative action in a
(See SUIT on Page 3)
Ban On Beach Driving
the issue as well as his personal
views. He told the panel that his
biggest concern was over the fact
that DEP had proposed the
property owners association
members notified us," Yeager told
Yeager said he didn't under-
im. Warren Yeager, a standing ovation following his address to
change without notification or
input from the board or any other
entity in Gulf County, with the
exception of the Cape Property
'The only way we knew what
was going on was when one of the
stand, pointing out that one arm
of DEP was currently meeting and
working with local government.
telling them St. Joseph Bay Is a
"model bay" while another branch
(See BEACH DRIVING on Page 3)
Spring Forward One Hour
It's that time of the year again. Saturday night-or more
properly, Sunday morning-the United States will set its col-
lective clock ahead by one hour to go to "Daylight Savings
Time". The nation has been on "Standard Time" since Octo-
ber and will again
go forward to day-
light savings time
in order to have
hours at the end
of the day.
In order to be
in step with the
remainder of the fi
nation. It will be
necessary for you 110'1
to set your clock.
watch, hour glass,
sundial or dog
FORWARD by one
hour before you go
to bed Saturday (
The time offi-
cially changes at 7
2:00 a.m. Sunday j
So, unless you
want to be "really"
late for church or
some other important appointment you must keep, don't for-
get to set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night.
Terry Linton Is Supt. Candidate
Terry W. Linton, a teacher at
Wewahitchka High Schoql, has
announced that he is a
Republican candidate for the
office of Superintendent of'
Schools for the Gulf County
Terry was raised in Gulf
county and graduated from the
Gulf County school system in
1964. He attended Chipola Junior
College and the University- of
Florida, receiving a bachelor's
degree in Education in 1968, cer-.
tifying him to teach high school
math. Terry taught high school
math for the next five years then
entered the business field. Terry
was the owner/manager of a local
hardware and building supply
store for 15 years, then decided to
return to his first love-that of
teaching high school math. He
has taught high school math at'
Wewahitchka High School since
1989. In 1992, he received his
Masters Degree in Educational
Leadership from Florida State
University, certified in adminis-
Terry is active in the commu-
nity as a member of the
Wewahitchka Volunteer Fire
Department, Optimist Club,
Private Industry council board
Chairman of the Mathematics
Department at Wewahitchka High
School. Terry is also a certified
diver, licensed pilot, certified fire-
(See LINTON on Page 3)
PAGE TWO *'THURSDAY, APRIL 4,1996
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WE'RE AFRAID THOSE PEOPLE who retired to Mexico
Beach, expecting it to remain a small quiet community, made
the wrong move, we expect. We don't think Mexico Beach will
grow by any leaps and bounds; maybe not any time soon. But,
just by the nature of where it is located, it will grow! You can
count on that.
We say this, because it seemed to us that the underlying
theme of the large part of the opposition to their proposed new
sewer collection system last week, was to keep out the utility
service which would allow the community to grow; keep the con-
dominiums out. We don't believe it can be done. They may be
controlled by planning and building codes, but it is inevitable
that they will come. People are attracted by the beaches and the
water, just as sure as it Is there!
An example In point is the recent hurricane, which complete-
ly devastated structures adjacent to the water. We have never
seen such a spurt of ocean-side building going on as has been
evident in the few months since the hurricane. It's almost as if
people were dating mother nature to see if she could do it again.
WE REMEMBER READING an article in the Saturday Eve-
ning Post 25 or 30 years ago, when it was still being printed. The
article said that the only water front property available for sale
anywhere in the United States was located along the Gulf coast.
Those boundaries are surely smaller now. They also include
Mexico Beach. So, you see, Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach, Beacon
Hill, Indian Pass, Cape San Blas, are all most desirable [but dis-.
appearing] types of property for many, many, people.
If it's on the water, somebody, or "many" bodies want to'
know about it so they can give what is considered here along
The Last Frontier as a king's ransom for the property.
MEXICO BEACH PEOPLE should consider themselves fortu-
nate that an affordable means of building themselves a sewage
collection system has been presented before the matter becomes
a real problem or a prohibitive expense to them. Certainly the
system will be a boon to the citizens there from the first day it is",
Don't blame the administration; or past administration; or
future administrations, for your being in a desirable location.
Only blame any administration you might have in the future
who failed to make proper provisions for the growth which is cer-
tain to come, no matter what you do. The worse thing they could
do for you, is not make proper plans for the future.
SUNDAY IS EASTER THROUGHOUT the Christian world,
which we have been told still includes the United States; certain-
ly, it includes all of Gulf County. From outside appearances we
have our doubts whether all nations who claim to be Christian
are accepted by this name by the one who ultimately makes the
decision on such claims---the reason for the season of Easterl
Naturally, we are prejudiced when we say we admire our
pastor's analysis of such matters. Using common sense and
points evident all around us, he pretty much charges all of man-
'kind with "using things Christian merely-for our own conven-
'ence. Evidence of this is probably not any more evident than itt
Is at Easter and Christmas; the two points in Christianity which
we lean on most heavily in our faith.
THERE ISN'T MUCH meaning to Easter if you have lost
sight of the meaning of Christmas and the full meaning of
Christmas isn't complete without a proper emphasis placed on
Easter. The almanac describes Easter as the arrival of the spring
season solstice and the first Sunday after the paschal full moon.
which is described as the 14th day of, a lunar month occurring
on or next after March 21 [spring] according to a fixed set of ec-
clesiastical calendar without regard to the real moon.
That's one way of describing Easter. Another-and the most
accepted way for Christians-to describe that special day Is to
say it is the day our Lord arose froi the :grave to abide with the
father, God, after making full payment for our many sins.
YOU WILL HAVE AMPLE opportunity to express yourself as
to which definition you give most filiation to during the next few
days. As the Bible says, "Greater love hath no man, than that he
lay down his life for another." We accept the more personal defi-
nition of Easter and stand reminded of that definition constantly
at this time of year as multitudes gather to worship in our
churches. We are reminded also that THE ACT performed at
Easter is also valid Monday following Easter, and every day
bunker Down with Kes
by Keslleygo: :r I
I liked the red ones and the
yellow ones best. They stood out
from the grass and the trees so
you could spot 'em easier.
'Course, the problem with the ob-
vious right out in plain -
sight eggs was-if I could see 'em,
so could Leon and David. I'd try
to ease out front just a little, read
Mother's face, and get a jump on
the other two a split second be'
fore she said, "Gol"
In all our early morning East-
er hunting years my plan never
worked one time David was the
youngest and he'd somehow acci-
dentally trip me about the time
we'd break for the eggs. And if I
managed to get clear with a suc-
cessful jump-start-Leon, the old-
est, would simply run up behind
me and accidentally push me
Nothing like good, clean,
wholesome family fun on Easter
Eggs were no problem. We'd
just go down to the hen house
and gather up a pack full. Mother
would buy a box of Color Rite tab-
lets and we were in business. I
tell you coloring 'em on Saturday
was almost as much fun as
"Finding" them on Sunday.. No
one ever seemed to mind the vine-
gar smell that would linger in the
kitchen for days.....
After a hunt we'd "lay out" on
the back porch to see who had
the most. The totals usually ran
something like this: Leon, seven-
teen; David, ten; Kesley, six. L. C.
would kinda' suck himself up real
tall and announce, "That's why I
carry the big basket!"
Daddy would recount the
eggs and then figure to himself,
"We started with three dozen, less
the two your Aunt Ruby Nell ate
last night-hey, we're missing one
,"No we're not." I lifted my al-
most brand new just handed-
down once and only worn -
on special days hard as a
rock won't bend a lick -
Sunday shoe to show the re-
mains of an orange dyed,
squashed flat, hard boiled egg. I
did it every year! In my exuberant
haste to pick up "this one" and
race to the "next", I stepped be-
fore I reached.
"You can't count it!"
"It doesn't count!"
"The egg has to be in the bas-
ket to count!"
I tell you, in the Easter egg
hunting' game your own flesh and
blood won't cut you any slack.
We'd face the wall, Daddy
would re-hide the eggs (mostly in
the same places) and we'd do it
all over again. This time the re-
sults would be: Leoi, seventeen;
David. ten; Kesley six. There is a
certain comfort zone among sib-
lings when everyone understands
the pecking order.
"We've got time to hide 'em
again before church," Leon was
mashing the fake grass to the
bottom of his basket for a quicker
deposit as (f he needed an edge.
Dave and I would demand a
head start and a "preview" of the!
yard so we could "sight out" all of
the hiding places. It, didn't mat-
ter. Leon would.still get his seven-
teen ..... .
You can't buck the pecking
One year we Just gave up and
let Leon hide 'em. Boy, what a
mistake! We searched for thirty
minutes before we found the first
egg. It was sky blue-and he had
nailed it up on the top of the
windmill. I held the blades so
they wouldn't turn while David
"pulled" the egg from around the
nail. We each had half an egg in
our basket when we reached-the
ground. "Well," Leon sounded a
little disappointed, "I knew ya'll
would find that one firstl"
He had dropped two down in
the well. I got David lowered to
the bottom easy enough but I lik-
en' to have never cranked him
back up! He rolled one into Big
Red Thunder's stall-I wouldn't 'a
gone in there with that bull for a
hundred eggs! We couldn't find
any of the others. "Leon, we give'
SUp!" 6c :.. ,.*i' .. :'; -';.
He got the one but -of the hay
loft and we'tlug ti the one up
under the front porch. "Let's see.
.".Leon began to look around
"I might have put one.... Naw,
I didn't.... let me think .
did I go down by the hogs?" Leon
had hidden 'em so well, he
couldn't find his own eggsl
Folks, that afternoon we went
on a real Easter egg hunrt.
We didn't turn up many eggs.
"Look on the bright side," to Leon,
there is no other side, "I saved us
from having to eat these things."
He had a point. Mother was,
big on, "waste not, want not." You
ever pick the half crushed, :col-.
ored shell off a haid boiled egg
and be: 100% sure .you got it all?
And just how keen were you on..
putting that egg. in your mouth.
after it had been dropped, kicked,
stepped on, thrown, buried, "car-
ried" by the dog, spent the night
in Big Red's stall. ..
(See KESLEY on Page 3)
There's Nothing Like A Piece of Surgery to Build a Vacation Around
I KNOW YOU .are one of
those who just must get your
sticky little hands on a copy of
The Star on Wednesday after-
noon. You just can't wait until
Thursday, the normal publication
day--You're just like most others
in Gulf County and we, here at
the newspaper office, try to hu-
mor your impatience.
It's much like the Fourth of
July. The coming of the day-
means a day off from work for
most of us and a day of joyous
celebration and fun activity. It's
just a keen day to look forward
to; just like Wednesdays.
Well, when you sit down to
read .this remarkable newspaper
this late afternoon, I will Just be
waking up from my second hip
replacement surgery in the past
15 years. I'll be lolling in a bed in
Gulf Coast Hospital, being cared
for by pretty nurses and calling
for the bedpan. Dr. Sam Combs
told me the procedure will take
about four hours and he was
scheduled to begin about 10:00
IT HAS BEEN 15 years to the
month since I first had my rea-
sonable facsimile for a right hip
joint put in and I have now worn
out the old one. It either has to be
replaced or re-lined. There's no
grease fittings on those things, so
they wear fast without lubrica-
Dr. Combs told me there has
,been strides of improvement
since I received my last hip, and
they are more satisfactory and
last longer. Doesn't that sound
just like a used car salesman?
I have nursed the first Join.,
along for 15 years after being told
I would only get eight to 12 years'
service out, of it, so I guess I can't
I know'of other items I have
bought which didn't give nearly
that length of service; like a tele-
vision set, an automobile, a pair
of shoes, a saw blade, or a favor-
ite casting rod, and I never gave it
a second thought. Why should
this be any different?
I SAW MARK Simpson at a
"good-bye dinner" for Gil Williams
last Thursday and made arrange-
ments for him to bring me some-
thing good to eat along about Fri-
day or Saturday. I know I'll be
good and hungry by then and
hospital food wasn't made to sat-
isfy anybody's hunger. Mark lives
and works in Panama City now,
so he swore he would be glad to
bring me a little sustenance.
/You DID know Gil Williams
was being pushed up the ladder,
didn't you? That's right He's get-
ting a promotion and sent to the
Perry bank If you can call
Moving from Port St. Joe to Perry
I told Gil he took the "stodgi-
ness" out of banking, when he
came here. Now, just look around
you: there's no "stodginess" in
any of the banks here in Port St.
Joe! I wonder how many other
communities can make that
Seriously, Gil. I know you
can't come see me in the hospital
now, but that's my loss. We all
wish you well in your career.
Nolan Treglown expressed his
feelings in a "put down" manner
at Kiwanis Club the other day. All
the club members were getting
maudlin over Gil leaving, telling
him how much they would miss
his family and kids and old Nolan
broke up the mood of the moment
with, "Shucks, I'll be glad to see
you go!" and the maudlin moment
passed. Of course, Nolan didn't
Bill Holten then had courage
enough to say, "I can't see how
you can leave with a clear con-
science considering all the money
I owe the bank"
IYou could just tell they were
all broken up over the situation.
WE HAD THE ribbon cutting
ceremony, 'opening a new bank
last Thursday, too.
Citizens Federal Savings
Bank opened their new branch
facility in Mexico Beach last
Thursday, between showers and
had a goodly number of people
present for.the refreshments and
to get their opening day favors.
C. G. Costin gave the wel-
come address, even if he is 100
years old. He is still sharp as a
tack and quipped that now the'.
branch is open, he admonished
his listeners to "go home and cut
open that old mattress and bring
your money stashed inside, here,
to the bank"
I think he had something
called a vested interest.
Mexico Beach is coming right
along, in different directions.
They received the good news
of a $2.2 million grant to go along
with a loan of an equal amount,
to build the community a long-
needed sewer system to go along
with their central water system.
As one resident said, 'I won't
be afraid to drink the water any-
more, for fear of it containing
drainage from our septic tanks."
I'm sure they didn't have any rea-
sion for such a fear, but it's nice
to know the lady's mind will be
put at ease now.
St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
April 5 10:58 a.m. H 1.1 8:34 p.m. L 0.0
April 6 11:37 a.m. H 1.3 9:44 p.m. L -0.2
April 7 12:22 p.m. H 1.4 10:53 p.m. L -0.2
April 8 1:13 p.m. H 1.5 11:59.p.m.L -0.3
April 9 2:09 p.m. H 1.5
April 10 1:01 a.m. L -0.3 3:10 p.m. H 1.4
April 11 1:57 a.m. L -0.2 4:16 p.m. H 1.3
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THE T R O T. A ., QR A
Beach Driving..... From page
is trying to do away with beach
Reading excerpts from'a letter
written by Dale Patchett (DEP) to
Bill McGee, past president of
Cape Property Owners Associa-
tion, Yeager noted that Patchett
was apologizing to McGee for not
having already made the pro-
posed changes to the manage-
ment plan to include banning
In a special meeting of the
Gulf County Commissioners
Monday at noon the board dis-
cussed strategies to counter
DEP's efforts to ban beach dri-
ving on the peninsula.
*Adopted a resolution
supporting beach driving;
Agreed to make public
'addresses of DEP and other
State elected officials so resi-
dents could express their feel-
ings to them on the issue.
Expressed a desire to set
up a workshop between DEP'
and the board to further
explain their position.
Nanres and addresses of
DEP and state officials can be
found on page 10B of this
Yeager followed up telling the
panel It sounded like Mr. Patchett
had made up his mind to recom-
mend banning beach driving to
the governor and cabinet.
His opinion was shared by
Board Chairman Billy Traylor
when he told the panel. "We would
like to work with you. but the only
problem is you've already made
up your mind.
Yeager received a standing
ovation from most of the crowd In
attendance with his closing
remarks when he said, "We all
should be on the same side, let's
protect and preserve. DEP needs
to work toward working with,
everyone. Together I think we
could protect and utilize our
Turtle Patrol leaders Barbara
Eells and Herman Jones objected
to DEP,using;the turtles as an
argument for closing the beach to
vehicular traffic. Both wondered
whey they had not been contacted
for data concerning the turtles.
They reported to the panel'
that 141 nests were,verifled, Jast
year and considerable. increase
in hatchling success was recorded
(From Page 2)
Leon was smaiter than he
looked That's why I asked him
how the custom of painting up
and hiding eggs on Easter came
about? That's simple. it's the
parents way of rewarding the chil-
dren for making them put their
Innocent little feet into those
Buster Brown steel traps."
All of this comes to' mind
'cause just last summer there
was quite a stj/ back In that little
community. A couple of men-
working for' Mother uncovered
what the local paper described as
"an ancient o'b, a petrified egg
that appeared to be: purple with
hieroglyphic writings in .green
along the circumference." People
got excited, they were making the
obligatory calls to Vanderbilt Uni-
versity, 20/20 and Oprah Winfrey
when Leon happened by and
straightened 'em all out. "This
ain't nothing but an old hen egg.
See, years ago we had this purple
hen-she had ,two, little green
stripes high up on her neck .. .
S Happy Easter,
we ve taken the-
hassle out of pre-
qualifying or a
new or used car
despite Hurricane Opal's visit to
the area. Both suggested the big-
ger concern might be to educate
residents and beach users to the
effects lights, noisemakers, and
even footprints can have on
hatchlings trying to make their
way to the water.
Residents of the cape who
supported the ban on beach dri- .
ving sided with DEP's assessment
of its affect on the area's ecology.
Bill McGee expressed his sup-
port for banning beach driving,
stating a need to minimize further
Julian Webb and Associates
were hired by the board to oversee
the redevelopment project which
will include completely renovating
the streets and sidewalks to cre-
ate a pedestrian mall atmosphere
in the downtown area.
Engineering fees will be based
on the standard Farmers Home
Administration fee curve.
Advertise for Shredder
The board agreed to advertise
to purchase a shredder to be used
in the city's garbage composting
The composting plant under
construction by the city is the
brain child of Public Works
Superintendent Frank Healy.
When complete, much of the city's
'garbage will be shredded and
processed through the compost-
ing facility. Table scraps and sev-
eral other hard to dispose of
garbage items can be composted
and actually reused as fertilizer
,once the plant is completed. This
will reduce the volume of garbage
the city is currently having to
haul to Bay County to be inciner-
In Other Business
Decided to consider an:
:ordinance regulating the location
of outsheds on lots within the
city. Specifically, the board wants
to look at requiring the sheds be
placed behind the house located
on the lot and establish a setback
line of between five to 10 feet off
the property inte.
Decided to consider an
ordinance requiring pool owners
to maintain above ground and
underground swimming pools.
Set a special meeting for
Wednesday. April 10th, to work-
shop a proposed city employee
damage until the 'beaches can
recover from the erosion
Hurricane Opal caused.
One cape resident stated, "I'm
not against beach driving, but4.
am against irresponsible beach
The vast majority of the 3 I/2
hour meeting was spent listening
to local residents explain why
they felt beach driving should
continue to be allowed. Access to
the cape beaches ,for recreation
and fishing was the, resounding
... .From Page
S* Granted a three year vari-
ance to the Department of
Highway, Safety and Motor
Vehicles to locate the local office
in their modular headquarters.
Linton.... From Page 1
man and he enjoys fishing and
Terry has two children, Ben
and Lee. Ben graduated from
Wewahitchka High School and is
presently employed with a com-
puter firm in Clearwater. Lee is in
the 10th grade at Wewa High and
is active in baseball, basketball
and cross country.
Terry feels that as a teacher
and parent of a student, he has a
genuine and realistic feel for the
needs of the students in the Gulf
County school system; that his
experience will enable him to run.
an efficient school district, getting
the most value for your tax dol-
lars; and that his educational
leadership qualifications give.him
the background needed to admin-
ister a district-wide educational
Terry states that "My greatest
concern is preparing our students
to become productive members of
a rapidly changing technological
society.. Our schools must con-
stantly work to keep pace with the
needs of our students so they will
be confidently prepared to enter
college, technical school or work."
Terry also feels that the par-
ents and other community mem-
bers should always feel welcome
at our schools and should be able
to express concern In an open
and friendly atmosphere. He also
feels that parental and business
Involvement Is very important and
he will be active in the school and
Design Studio West consultant,
Russell Moore was in town last
Thursday to hold a public hearing
land meet with local officials and
Chamber of Commerce representa-
tiyes to present the firm's final
community and will be accessible
to everyone. Terry needs your
support in his bid for the
Superintendent of Schools and
will listen to your concerns.
He can be reached at 639-
5633 or P. '. Box 803
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465.
Suit..... From Page1
claims bill, a difficult and expen-
Before the funds aerereeased
to members of the class-action
suit, a "fairness hearing 'must be
held. In the hearing a judge: will
determine if class members and
the state have reached a fair
agreement between the two par-
ties. The same Judge will also
award legal fees to Floyd and
other attorneys who represented
the class members in the suit.
Money should be available to
the commercial fishermen repre-
sented in the suit within the next
60-90 days, according to Floyd.
Relay For Life!
A SPECIAL MOTHER'S DAY
GIFT TO YOU FROM
Citizens Federal Savings Bank
of Port St. Joe
of Your Family
We serve the financial needs of numerous
families throughout Franklin, Gulf, and Bay
counties, but we serve them one at a time. To
thank our present customers and to make
new friends .. we have chosen a highly per-
sonal gift, a beautiful portrait photograph. It
symbolizes our personal approach to financial
services and your uniqueness to us.
May we take your portrait? Just call or come
by, and we will schedule your appointment
with a professional photographer. You will
receive a beautiful 8x10 color portrait, at
absolutely no cost to you! Additional portraits will be available, but you are under no obligation to make a
purchase. So accept this Special Gift, and enjoy the memory that portraits bring. Your family will love
you for it.
Limit one sitting per family, one free gift per sitting, please.
Call or stop by our office located nearest to you to schedule your sitting appointment.
PORT ST.JOE (904) 227-1416 MEXICO BEACH (904) 648-5060 APALACHICOLA (904) 653-9828
PHOTOGRAPHY DATES, HOURS and LOCATIONS
Citizens Federal Savings Bank of Port St. Joe
Mexico Beach Branch Fri., April 26th 2:00 9:00 p.m. CST
Apalachicola Branch Sat., April 27th 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. EST
Port St. Joe Sun., April 28th 12 noon 6:30 p.m. EST
Citizens Federal Savings Bank
of Port St. Joe
401 Fifth Street 1202 Hwy. 98' 58 Fourth St.
Port St. Joe, FL Mexico Beach, FL Apalachicola, FL
32456 32410 32320
draft of their Visions Plan.
Above Moore (left), Chamber Ex-
ecutive Director Tamara Laine, City
Auditor and Clerk Pauline Pendar-
vis, Mayor Frank Pate and Chamber
Director Beverly Hambrick look
over DSW's proposed futuristic vi-
sion of Port St. Joe.
an'd 5 lK 4oneg Runr
7:00 A.M. REGISTRATION
Arts, Crafts, Food
SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY THE
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOB, FL THURSbAY, APRIL 4.1996B
PAGE 4' THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1996
Eastern Star Order
Installs '96 Officers
Gulf Chapter 191, Order of
the Eastern Star, held their open
Installation of officers on March
16. The welcome and introduc-
tions were given by the outgoing
Worthy Matron Barbara Mannon.
A distinguished guest at the
meeting was Marion Walsingham,
past Grand Matron of Florida.
Serving at the installation
New officers for the Eastern
Star are shown above at their
Nance to Address
PSJ Garden Club
Ruth Nance, plant and flower
arranging critic and accredited
judge, will be the speaker at the
April 10th meeting of the Port St..
Joe Garden Club. The meeting
will begin at 2:00 p.m
Mrs. Nance will use as her
topic designing with tips on ma-'
terials and containers.
SBring materials to make an
arrangement and work along with
Hostesses for the occasion
will be Ida Baker. Barbara Wood
and Flora Blackman.
S Everyone is Invited to attend
and receive tips on flower ar-
The St. Joseph Historical So-
ciety will hold its regular meeting.
Saturday. April 6 at 3:00 p.m. in
the Port St. Joe Library Confer-
ence Room. All members are re-
quested to attend.
was: Installing Officer Marion
Walsingham PGM; Assisting In-
stalling Officer Elton Grover PP;
Installing Marshall Ruby Ather-
ton PGE; Installing Chaplain Jan
Grover PM; and Installing Organ-
ist Margaret Lanier PM.
The Addenda was written and
narrated by Essie Thurman WM.
Those participating were Betty
Pitts PM (Bible Bearer), Georgia
Edwards PM (Adah), Joyce Peters
PM (Ruth), Brenda Keepin PM
(Esther), Irene Carter PGM (Mar-
tha), and Ann Davis PM (Electa).
The narrator asked the star
points of Gulf Chapter to partici-
pate also. They were Erma Creel
(Adah). Ima Millender (Ruth). Bet-
tina Martin (Esther). Marjorie
Horton (Martha). Joan Nehrings
(Electa). The Bible and New Tes-
taments that were used In the Ad-
denda were presented to the Wor-
thy Matron and to the Gulf
Chapter star points.
The new officers installed for
1996-97 were: Barbara Mannon.
Worthy Matron; Jim Mannon,
Worthy Patron: Clara Smith, As-
sociate Matron: Harold Schmuck-
er. Associate Patron: Aliene High-
tower. Secretary; Ann Ballard.
Treasurer. Harriet Watson, Con-
ductress; Betty Pitts, Associate
Conductress; Bill Watson, Chap-
lain; Shirley Webb, Marshall; Jo
O'Barr, Organist: Erma Creel,
Adah; Ima Millender. Ruth; Bettl-
na Matrin, Esther: Marjorie Hor-
ton, Martha; Joan Nehrings, Elec-
ta; Susie Pippin. Warden; and
Fred Nehrings. Sentinel.
Ray Beck gave the benedic-
tion and everyone said the Mizep-
eth. All adjourned to the J. L.
Sims Hall for refreshments and
Walter L. Thomas Katonya F. Gardner
Ethel Gardner would like to wedding date.
announce the engagement and
forthcoming marriage of her
granddaughter. Katonya F. Gard-
ner to Walter L. Thomas. son of
Walter Walker and the late Emma
Lee Thomas of Haines City.
The couple currently resides
in Tampa. Katonya is employed
with Hlllsbourough County Public
Schools as a .Specific Learning
Disabilities teacher. Walter is em-
ployed with Haverty's Fine Furni-
ture In the shipping and receiving -
The wedding is scheduled for
July 6th at Zion Fair Missionary
Baptist Church in Port St. Joe.
Thelma Lewis. aunt of the bride
elect, will host an engagement
party for the couple prior to the
Bryson Drake Fleming
" Flip and Serena Fleming. of
'Port St. Joe. would like to an-
nounce the birth of their son.
Bryson Drake Fleming on Febru-
Bryson weighed in at 9
pounds 14 ounces and was 22
His grandparents are Wallace
and Emma Lee Gulllot. Beatrice
Fleming, and the late Leroy Flem-
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Shaquille Jaron Ray will cele-
brate his third birthday on March
30th. He Is the son of Odessa
Conley of Apalachicola and Curtis
Ray of Port St. Joe.
His maternal grandmother is
Glenda Durden of Apalachicola
and paternal grandparents are
Leonard and Freedonia Ray of
Port St. Joe.
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. PL THURSDAY. APRIL 4. 1 99R
Garden Clubbers Busy This Spring
S The Port St. Joe Garden Club
has obtained a grant from the Al-
fred I. duPont Foundation to hold
three horticultural workshops for
the community and to put in a
garden at the Port St. Joe Ele-
The first workshop was held
at the garden club Tuesday,
March 12 under the direction of
Dr. Tim Crocker, Extension Fruit
Specialist with IFAS of the Uni-
;versity of Florida. He taught
:members how to graft apple trees,
'and brought plenty of trees to en-
:able each one in attendance to
:take some home.
The second workshop was
All children and adults are
invited to dress up and join the
parade Sunday, April 7th, be-
tween 5 and 6 p.m.
The parade will route' from
Ave. A and Martin Luther King
Blvd. to Ave. C.and Martin Luther
Balloons, sunny skies, fun
arid candy are planned for this
Reis Is Three
Rels Nelson recently returned
from a trip to Disney World to see
his favorite character Mickey
Mouse, so what better way to cel-
ebrate his third birthday but with
a Mickey Mouse party. : -
Helping Reis celebrate his
special day was his family and
friends Kathryn and Jared Ar-
nold, Jess; .Ariel and Desi Dubjy
Jacob and Colby Gentry; Douglas
and Daniel May; Kayla Minger;
Hayden Renshaw; Amy .,Sasnett;.
Meredith Todd; Amealla Warriner,
cousin Jared Smith; Sue "Nana"
Hanlon, Gram and Em Smith,
Grandaddy and Grandmomma
Reis is the son of Marshall
and Melody Nelson and the
grandson of Al and Virginia Smith
and F.F. and Lucllle Nelson.
held at the garden club Tuesday,
April 2 led by Dr. Bob Black, Hor-
ticulture Specialist with IFAS of
the University of Florida. His pro-
gram was on lawns, their mainte-
nance and ornamentals.
Roy Carter has assisted with
both workshops as he will with
the third. The,club wishes to ex-
tend a hearty "Thank You" to all
of these men. The community is
cordially invited to attend the re-
maining workshop. Its date ,and
time will be announced at a later
The garden at the elementary
school is progressing vern nicely.
Roy Carter is teaching the stu-
dents about gardening.: The
biggest thrill for the students so ,
far has been Mr. Carter teaching
them how to use the roto-tiller.
The students seem to be enjoying
establishing the garden. When
asked who was going to get the
vegetables, one boy said, "We
;The club members appreciate
the assistance of Roy Carter in
helping the' students learn about
gardening, and for guiding them
through the purchasing decisions
for the project.
They would also like to thank
In the photo above are Port St. Joe Elementary School stu-
dents, Jerod Squire. Jeremy Miler. Randy Givens. and Ahmad
Skanes hard at work on their gardening project.
Port St. Joe Elementary School
principal, Gerald Lewter, for des-
ignating a spot for the garden,
providing a storage room for their
tools, and releasing students
from classes to become involved.
The participating students
and their teachers are Chip Gar-
rett (teacher), Randy Givens, Jo-
seph Carr, Jeremy Miller, Jerod
Squire, Dominique Johnson, Pen-
ny Peterson, Joe Luls, Jerry Phil-
more, Fay Wood (teacher), Johna-
than Rouse, Eric Harris, Logan
Maestri, Jeremiah Wyatt, Chasity
Fisher, Torrez Givens, Ahmad
Skanes, Stephen Hoover, Tristpn
Williams and Brian Bizek
The family of Frank and Margaret Fletcher would like to congratulate them on
their 35 years of marriage, celebrated on March 25, 1996.
With Much Love,
Your Children: Capt. Greg and Julie Flqtcher
Jeff and Debi Fletcher of Port St. Joe
Your Grandchildren: Candice, Brittany, and Jordan Fletcher, also of Port St. Joe
Your Mother: Ms. Dorothy Haddock of Chipley, Florida
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Blaine Bush, son of Mike and
A Anealia Bush of St.. Joe Beach,
recently celebrated his second
A Barney and Treasurer Hunt
party was enjoyed by family and
friends in Chipley at his grand-
I Blaine is the grandson of Ed
and Sara" Franklin of St. Joe
Beach. Ronald and Kim Bush and
Ann Johnson of Chipley.
Julie's On Reid
Julie's on Reid will have a
special Easter Sunday Extrava-
ganza from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00
p.m. They will be serving carved
prime rib, chicken divan, roast
turkey and dressing, baked ham,
fried and smoked chicken, baked
anrd fried fish, shrimp, seafood
newburg over puff pastry, barbe-
cue ribs, broccoli and cheese
casseroles, green bean casseroles
topped with french fried onions,
variety of vegetables, macaroni
and cheese, salad bar, an array of
homemade desserts that will
amaze all who behold and much,
mich, more. Reservations accept-
ed and recommended, but not re-
quired. Come to 222 Reid Avenue
in Port St. Joe and enjoy the
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PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. APRIL 4, 1996
K.I.D.S. Sets Pre-School Registration
Preschool registration for the
1996-97 Prekindergarten Early
Intervention Program is underway
for Gulf County school children.
Registration sites are the Kids In-
structional Day Service (K.I.D.S.)
in Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka.
Children who will be three or four
years of age on or before Septem-
ber 1 are eligible to register. Pre-
school classes will begin inr Au-
Parents who meet the Florida
income eligibility guidelines for
free lunches can qualify their
child for the program at no
charge. A physical, up-to-date im-
munization record, birth certifi-
cate, and social security number
must be provided for each pre-
The re-roofing of the Port St
Joe Garden Club Is now in
progress. The project is being fi-
nanced in part with a grant from
the State of Florida Historic Pres-
ervatiorin. Resources which was
secured in 1995 and the mone-
tary assistance of our citizens,
banks, DuPont Foundations and
Trusts, and organizations.
Plans are to remove all of the
existing roof and re-deck and re-
roof the entire building with a 30
This: will enable the commu-
nity to continue to use this facili-
ty for social and educational pro-
schooler registering for the pro-
The Gulf Prekindergarten
Program Is operating cooperative-
ly between the Gulf district
School Board and the Kids In-
structional Day Service (K.I.D.S.).
quality preschool education is of-
fered at the K.I.D.S. Center in
Port St. Joe at 309 Williams Ave-
Edwin R. Alles, Executive Di-
rector of the Gulf County Guid-
ance Clinic, Inc. has announced
'that the Clinic will be offering a
wellness program entitled "Pain
Management" on Tuesday, April
9. The program will start at 6:30
p.m., E.S.T., and will last approx-
Imately 90 minutes. The program
will be held at the Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Inc. Wellness
Center located at the comer of
Williams Avenue and Third Street
in Port St. Joe.
Mr. Alles indicated that this,
program will be of interest to any-
one who has difficulties coping
with acute or chronic pain prob-
lems. Examples of pain problems
addressed will include migraine
headaches, tension vascular
headaches, pain from ulcers and
colitis, arthritic pain and pain re-
lated to various Injuries or other
illnesses. The relationship be-
tween pain, stress, anxiety, and,
Cremation is scheduled.
E gene H. Wilsn Those that wish. may make dona-
tions in his memory to the Navy/
Commander Eugene H. Wil- Marine Corps. Relief Fund, 153
son. III. U. S. Navy. Ret., of St. Ellyson Avenue, Suite B. Bldg.
Joe Beach. passed away Sunday 625 A. Pensacola, FL 32508.
morning In, Gulf Pines Hospital All services are under the di-
following an extended illness. A rection of he Comforter Funeral
native of Decatur, GA, he had recon o f the Comforter Funeral
been a resident of Florida since o .
1969. and of St. Joe Beach for
the past 12 years. He served as a axin K
pilot in the navy during WWII and :Maxine Kuhlmann,
was a member of Indian Rocks
Post 10094. V.F.W. He was a Maxine E. Kuhlmann, age 82,
32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, of Port St. Joe., died Monday,
a member of Egypt Temple March 25, at Bay Medical Center
AA.AO.N.M.S.. and attended the im Panama City. Born in South
First Presbyterian Church of Port Royalton, Vermont, she moved
St. Joe. here in 1985 from Beaumont,
STexas. She was a homemaker and
Survivors include two daugh- a member of St. James Episcopal
ters and sons-in-law. Linge and Church,
Thomasr '.,'. Luger of Bellaire
Beach;' and Jdne aind-Earl Croh Mrs. Kuhlmann Is survived.
'of St. Joe Beach; and two grand- by five sons. William Waleott, of
sons, T.J. Luger, Jr., and Michael Luberton, Texas. Robert McClen-
D. Groh don of Call. Texas, and Frank
McLendon of Sour Lake. Texas.
Edwin Coon of Laporte. Texas
and Richard Coon of Vldor, Tex-
CHIO as; three daughters. Eva Cudd of
SChattanooga. Tennessee, Lori
R-D.. Masters of Kingwood. Texas and
w hiplPh Ida Glover of Grand Praire, Texas;
three brothers. O.H. Luce, Gard-
SAutoAccident" ner Luce of Fresno, California
Work Ilnjure and Howard Luce of Salem.
South Carolina; two sisters, Irene
Headaches Johnson of Beacon Hill and Mar-
SBack pain garet Armour of Seneca, South
Carolina; 21 grandchildren and
Arm/Hand Pain ten great grandchildren.
Leg/Foot Pain Services for Mrs. Kuhlmann
P were held in Beaumont. Texas
INSURANCE with burial in the Forest Lawr'
Cemetery in Beaumont.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
SID NO. 9596-25 .
The Board of County Commilseoners or Gulf
County. Florida, will receive sealed bids from any
Thursday Night Snooker peron. company. orpora=on interested In
selling to the County the following:
Tourney 7i30 p.m. One (1) wlk behind type, ai ooled
f 'idy goline powered ditch trencher. Must
Friday and c~.,bc*. of trenching 4" x aW'
Saturday Nights Specifcatori, can be, obtained from the Gulf
SCounty Water System at [904) 229-9005 or i000
Dance tdO Sth Street, Port St Joe, Florida 32456.
Delivery date must be specified.
Live Music off Liquidated damages for failure to deliver unit'on
L e Musicced dat w l set at $25.00 per day.
The C fyess Band Fa Indlcateon the envelope that this' ia
S C y S SEALED BID,. the BID NUMBER, and what the
BID Is for.
Rick, Larry, Dave & Joe Bids will be received until 5:00 o'clock, p.m.,
E.S.T.. April 23, 1996, at the Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 FIfth
Street, Port St Joe, Florida, 32456.
Little ReThe Boar reserves the ght to reject any and all
Little Red's Bar bids. TRS
". ,_ ," BOARD Or COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
102 Reid Ave. Port St. GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
Joe (904).227-2055 /s/ Blly E. Traylor. Chalran
2tl. April 4 and I 1 1996.
BEST FOOT FORWARD
By Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist
STONE BRUISE In which the feet
A stone bruise is one of the strike a surface '
most painful minor injuries a hu- with a good deal
man body can endure, yet It is a of impact.
relatively common foot injury. The usual
A bruise is an injury involving treatment is rest r
the rupture of small blood vessels and cushioning the foot. However, if
which causes discoloration without inflammation or redness occurs
a break in the overlying skin. When around the bruise, see'a podiatrist
that bruise occurs on a bone in the Immediately to make sure you have
foot, the pain is often intense not done more damage to your foot
It is called a stone bruise be- than a simple stone bruise.
cause it often occurs when the foot
strikes a stone or other hard object. Presented In the Interest
This kind of bruise is becoming of better foot care by:
more prevalent among athletes,
particularly those who participate DR. STEPHEN J. GROSS, PODIATRIST
in high-impact activities such as HIGHWAY 98 EASTPOINT
aerobics, running, or other events (904) 670-8999
nue and at the K.I.D.S. Center lo-
cated at the Wewahitchka Ele-
mentary Main Street site.
Enrollment is limited. If inter-
ested contact K.I.D.S. immediate-
ly to enroll your child. Enrollment
is first come, first serve. Call
K.I.D.S. in Port St. Joe at 227-
7440 or WEWA K.I.D.S. at 639-
2959 for more information.
depression will be discussed. Mr.
Atles stated that effective coping
techniques for dealing with pain
problems will be presented as
well. The use of hypnosis in pain
treatment will be of special interest
to the participants.
This program will be free of
charge to the general public. Reg-
istration will not be required.
Anyone in need of further infori
matlion on this program, may call
the Guidance Clinic at 227-1145.
Professional counseling and treat-
ment services for pain problems
can also be scheduled by appoint-
ment at 227-1145.
SKayla Yarrell celebrated
seventh birthday April 1st,
cousin Terry "TP" Williams
celebrate his birthday on
eighth. Katrina, mother of
and Latrina. Kayla's sister ,
.with "TP's" parents. Cathi
ifad Terry Williams have pla
Traditional birthday part
Grandma Carrie's house on
Port St. J01
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will be meeting on
Friday, April eighth at 1 noon,
E.S.T., at the North Port St. Joe
program site; They will be dis-
cussing the great success of last
week's community forum, as well
as other Juvenile issues. Please
call Melissa or Laura for addition-
al information at 227-1145.
The parents of Wewahitchka's
graduating class of 1996 are
sponsoring "Project Graduation"
on May 17th. Project Graduation
is designed for the protection of
graduating seniors. It allows
Stem to have a place where they
can celebrate their achievements
with friends while in safe and su-
They are currently In the pro-
cess of raising funds for this
event by holding raffles for vari-
ous items donated by loc6j busi-
nesses and individuals. At the
present time they are asking for
donations toward a set of four 80
or 75 series (passenger) tires do-
nated by Wewa Tire Service. The
drawing for the tires will be held
at the Tupelo Festival on April
6th. Their next raffle will be for
an autographed football from
FSU, signed by Coach Bowden-
and his team.
Tickets are available at the
following business locations or
you can contact a parent of a
graduating senior: Fisher's Build-
ing Supply, Harold's Auto Parts,
Pitts Pharmacy or Wewahitchka
along As always, the people who
alen- live in Wewahitchka are eager to
nned assist our youth and their activi-
ty at ties and the parents of seniors
April :appreciate all the help you give.
S That Is why they feel they can call
a on you again to help ,in this en-
deavor. In this respect, the com-
munity can live up to its claim,
"the little town with the big
Class of 1976
. .. .
The class of 1976 is now in,
'the process of forming their 20
year class reunion. If you live in
the Port St. Joe area and have
riot received your letter, or if you
know of any out of town address-
es that they can use, please con-
tact any of the following for infor-
Janis Schweikert Tankersley.
227-1200: Susan Dupree Ste-
phens, 229-8346; Barbara Nelson,
Bailey. 227-3005; Karen Manchen
Borden, 229-2713 and Eric
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High DAR Citizen
Each school year the local
chapter of the National Society
Daughters of the American Revo-
lution sponsors the DAR Good
Citizen Program and Scholarship
Contest. Each area high school is
asked to select a DAR Good Citi-
zen who has the qualities of de-
pendability, service, leadership,
and patriotism to an outstanding
degree. The senior class selects
from a field of three chosen by
the faculty. Each school's honor-
ee is then eligible to compete with
the representatives from other
area high schools to progress to
the state level of the contest.
The Port St. Joe High School
faculty ,and senior class are
proud to announce that Kristi
Lawrence has been named the
DAR Good Citizen outstanding
scholarship as well as her demon-
stration of the qualities noted.
She has been very involved in all
aspects of high school life, espe-
cially through: Student Council,
in which she has served as presi-
dent, vice-president, and treasur-
er. Kristi is also president of the
senior class and of the Fellowship
of Christian Athletes. She is or
has been an officer in Keyettes,
'National Honor Society, and the
National Junior Honor Society.
She is also very active in the
youth, group. at First Baptist
After graduation, Kristi plans
to attend Troy State University at
Troy, Alabama, where she will
major in Secondary Education
Comprehensive Social Science.
Her goal is to be a high school
history teacher. Serving in that
position will allow her to continue
her leadership and service to the
school, her community and there-
by, to her country.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1996
PSJ's Middle School Girls Are Off-n-Running
AARP Meeting Time Changed
Principal Chris Earley of Port
S St. Joe Middle School is proud to
announce the roster of the 1996
girls track team. The team, in its
second year, has doubled in size
and is expected to create much
excitement at the middle school
.;, ,Lakeythia Filmore :returns
fiom the 1995 team. New team
.members are as follows: Lacy
*Johnson, Misty Butler, Jennifer
Craig, Leslie White, Rachel Per-
rin, Amber Dion, Amber Daniels,
Angel Shackelford, Jessica Pate
and Jenny Patterson.
I Lakeythia has decided to con-
'ceitrate on the sprints and long
jump this season. Lacy Johnson
is participating in the long jump,
-triple and high jump 'events. She
and Jessica Pate finished one and
tio in the triple jump at their last
met. Jessica also enters the long
Jennifer., Craig and Leslie
White have concentrated on the
discus and shot put, with both la-
dies also running middle distanc-
Rachel Perrin, Angel Shackel-
ford and Misty Butler have
worked' at the 1600 meter run as
well as several field events. Butler
has lowered her time in the 1600
meter by, 29 seconds and is cur-
rently only 12 seconds off the
high school girls records for that
Jenny Patterson, Amber Dan-
iels and Amber Dion have focused
on the hurdle events. Patterson
has a team low time of 20.63 in
the 100 meter hurdles. Daniels
has placed in the high jump and
Dion is now working hard with
the shot put.
All of the members of the
squad are involved in the relays
and each is continuously explor-
ing additional events to enjoy and
Coach Maxwell wishes to
thank "strength coach": Wayne
Stevens and "high jump coach"
John Rainwater for, their work
with the team members. Also, the
assistance of DeEtta Smallwood
and Charlotte Pierce, with record
keeping and scoring at the track
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Everyone is invited, to go out
Gulf Rifle Club
S The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
their monthly business meeting
on Thursday, April 4th,'starting
at 6:30 p.m. All members are
urged to attend. Several improve-
ment projects have been started
and they hope to be able to make
some progress on them during
this month. Any members who
are available to help are urged to
contact Yank Lyle at 227-1323
for details and work dates.
Rifle shooters interested in
participating and starting a Me-
tallic Silhouette March for .22 RF
rifles are urged to attend the
meeting. Following the meeting
they play to shot trap, so any in-
terested members should bring
On Saturday morning, April
6th, the club will host their
monthly PPC and FPOA bullseye
matches. The PPC Match will
start at 9:00 a.m. and the Bull-
seye Match will follow. All inter-
ested.handgun shooters are invit-
ed to participate. Both matches
are shot with a centerfire revolver
or pistol and 60 rounds are need-
ed for each match. Trophies will
be awarded based on the number
of shooters in each match.
or additional information on
the club's handgun matches or
on trap shooting contact Yank
Lyle at 227-1323 or John Fadio
at 229-8412. Also, delinquent
members need to renew their
dues to obtain the new lock com-
bination for 1996.
Relay For Life!
to the track on Long Avenue in
Port St. Joe and support the girls
this Saturday as they participate
in the PSJ invitational meet.
Gators Win 6-2
WEWA 6, AUCILLA CHR. 2
The Wewahitchka Gators de-
feated Aucilla Christian in the
opening round of the' Quincy
Spring Classic. Senior Matt
Kearce (4-3) threw a complete
game flve hitter for the Gators.
Kearce struck out seven and
walked three. Josh Baxley led the
Gators' eight hit attack with two
singles, a double and one RBI.
Tranum McLemore added an RBI
single for the Gators.
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Wewahitchka will play the
winner of Tuesday's Apalachicola-
Munroe game Thursday at 6:00.
The Gators will play Wednesday,
April 10th against Nelson County
in Wewa at 6:00 (CST).
The Wewahitchka Gators
Softball team, ranked fifth in
Class 2A, remained unbeaten (6-
0) in District play as the Lady Ga-
tors swept a double header from
Chattahoochee. Amy Pridgeon
had two hits in the first game and
a triple in the nightcap. Thelma
Bryant had two hits In the first
game and Mandy Little had two,
hits in the second game.
The Lady Gators will play
Thursday. April 4th at Liberty
County at 5:00 (CST) and Mon-
day, April 8th against Port St. Joe
in Wewa at 5:00 (CST).
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The A.A.R.P. St. Joseph Bay
Chapter 3425 will meet Wednes-
day, April 10 at the First Metho-
dist Church at 1:30 p.m. E.D.T.,
.not at 2:30 p.m. as previously
planned. It will be a "dessert"
meeting, so bring along some
The program will be about ac-
tivities at Bay St. Joseph Care
Center by activities Director Sher-
rie Bower; also some information
will be given about the Bay Med
Plus Program at Bay Medical
Members should have gotten
their news letter "Silver Scrib-
bles". If you didn't get one call
SA support group meets regu-
larly at the Methodist church in
Mexico Beach, any one who has a
problem dealing with their lives,'
man or women, please call Louise
Schwetkert at 648-5807 or Velma
Jones at 648-5154 for informa-
tion about this important group.
The name of the woman hon-
ored at the meeting in March, the
National Woman's History Month
was Louise M. Postor, past mem-
ber of Port St. Joe's Historical So-
ciety, poetess, story writer of the
true facts about "The Lives of St.
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Basketball and Cheerleaders Awarded
In the annual Winter Spdctp:,
banquet held this past Thursday
evening at Port St. Joe High;
School, athletes participating in-
S basketball and cheerleading were
Receiving awards in girls'
basketball were: Stephanie Max-
well, Most Valuable Player, Lead-,
ing Rebounder (averaging 15.6.re-
bounds per game) and Leading
Scorer (averaging 11.2 points per
game); and Emily Thompson,
The varsity Lady Sharks
closed their regular season this
year with a record of 13-10.
Members of the 3-A State
Champion Sharks varsity basket-
ball team receiving awards at the
banquet were: Most Improved.
Cameron Likely; Mr. Offense, All
Tourney-State Tournament; Brian'
Jenkins; Mr. Defense. All Tour-
ney-Gulf County Classic and
State Tournament, Jermaine Lar-
ry: and Pride of the Sharks. All
Tourney-Gulf County Classic.'
Taking the lion's share of the
awards on the team was Des Bax-
ter receiving Most Valuable
Kelll Graham, and Alyson Wil- Barry Adkison, Kyle Adkison,
liams. Jennie was also presented Amanda Bateman, Ronisu Bird,
with the Captain's Award and Amy Buzzett, Quatonia Croom,
Leslie Faison was recognized as Doyle Crosby, James Daniels,
co-captain. Anna Duren. Heather Fields. Tra-
Academic Awards cey Fitzgerald, Meredith Godfry.
Kelli Graham, Gena Johnson, Ka-
Receiving "Gold Awards" for tie Kilbourn, Kayce Knox Leigh
perfect 4.0 grade point averages Lawrence, Stephanie Maxwll,
were Jeremy Dixon,.Leslie Faison, Chad Quinn,. Jamie Roberts,
SDeann Redmond, Jennie 'Small- Gretchen Stevens, Krystal
wood, and Casey White. Tharpe, Emily Thompson. Do~i-
Receiving "Purple Awards" for nique Ward, Alyson Williams,
maintaining a 3.0 or better grade Lindsay Williams. Christy Wood,
point average were: and Misty Wood.
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Player. All State, All Tourney-Gulf
.County Classic and State Tourna-
ment, All Big Bend, North All
State Team, and McDonald's All
American Honorable Mention.
:: The team set a,school record
for season wins, ending with 31-
3, and are noted as District, Re-
gional. State and Gulf County
Classic Champions for the 1995-
'96 school year. '
At the conclusion of both of
their seasons, football and bas-
ketball varsity cheerleaders re-
ceive their letters and squad
awards. Receiving their Senior
Awards were: Jennie Smallwood.
Leslie Falson, Deann Redmond,
Recently, the Port SL Joe
High, School Welghtllfting Team
competed In the Bell Invitational.
The meet was held on March 27,
The Sharks finished second
behind Willlston in the meet Oth-
er schools competing in the meet
were Frostproof, Mayo, Bell,
Chlefland, and Bronson.
Placing first for the Sharks
were C. J. Jones, Matt Roberson,
Rocky Quinn, and Mandricka
Miller. JJ. Gainer, Pierre Hall,
and Jaamall Fenn came In sec-
D. C. Jones, Luke Thomason,
and Carlos Best all had third
place finishes. Jason Brant and
Jermaine Peterson placed fourth
in the meet
The Sharks competed Mon-
day in Fort Walton. Their season
will end on April 4 when they
compete at home against Quincy
Shanks and Wewahltchka.
Car & Truck Show
The Hot Wheels Car Club
"Cruise Down Memory Lane" will
hold the 6th Annual Open Car &
Truck Show on April 6th at the
Panama City Marina to help ben-
efit the Eastslde Boys and Girls
Club and Salvage Santa pro-
Registration for the show will
be from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The
Sock Hop and pre-registration
will be at Jimmy's Drive-In April
5 from 6:30 to 11:00 p.m.
Come join us for
Easter Sunday Dinner
Serving Dinner from 11:00 a.m. 9 p.m.
Baked Ham & Pineapple or
Roast Turkey & Dressing
Choice of: Soup or Salad
Sweet Potato Casserole
/ English Peas, Rolls
Chocolate or Cream de Mint Parfait
Coffee or Tea
$1095 per person
Children 12 and under $5.95
Regular Menu Also Available -
Fish House Restaurant
Phone 648-8950 for Reservations Highway 98 Mexico Beach
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Basketball Team Recognized by School Board
The 1996 A State' Champion Tiger Sharks of Port St. Joe High School were recognized for their achievement in
Tuesday mornings Gulf County School Board meeting. In making the presentation Superintendent Walter Wilder
remarked that in all his years of watching athlete events, no other team has ever evidenced the amount of tenacity
that the 1995 Sharks had exhibited in achieving their goal of being state champions. Superintendent Wilder makes the
presentation to senior Jermaine Larry as Coach Vern Eppinette accepts a plaque from Board chairman Oscar Red..
Sharks Ranked #5, Win 3 Games
PORT ST. JOE 3
TUSCALOOSA [ALA] 2
e Ryan Yeager earned his first
decision of the year, a win, when
he pitched three Innings in relief
against the Tuscaloosa, Alabama
team, spending its spring break
here in Florida. Yeager relieved
Des Baxter, who started on the
mound for the Sharks, giving up
three hits and striking out three
in the three innings he worked.
Yeager, who was the ace of the
mound for the Sharks last year,
allowed one hit and struck out
The Sharks scored once each
in the first and second Innings.
Tuscaloosa tied it up in the third,
when they bunched the three hits
off Baxter for" two runs to tie the
game. Brian Jenkins drove in the
winning run in the fifth inning for
the Sharks. Jenkins also led the
Shark attack, going two for three.
Doyle Crosby had an RBI single
in the second inning. Cameron
Likely scored the Sharks first run
in the first inning on Yeager's
fielder's choice. Wayne Summers
had a triple.
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Baxter Hits For Cycle
PSJ 22, BLOUNTSTOWN 3
Desmond Baxter went four
for four with a single, double.
triple, and a homerun. That is
called the cycle and is a very'rare
thing in baseball.
Brad Smith (5-1) got the win
for the Sharks on the mound.
Smith pitched three innings and
up one hit, one walk and struck
out three. Keith Saleh relieved
him in the fourth inning. Saleh
gave up four hits, walked two.
and struck out one.
The leading hitters for the
For the deal of your life,
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2251 W. 23rd St.
PANAMA CITY, FL 32405
Sharks were Wayne Summers
four for five with a' two-run
homer, two doubles and five RBI;
Ryan Yeager was four for five with
a double and three RBI: Brian
Jenkins was three for three with
two doubles and an RBI: Jesse
Colbert was two for three with
two RBI; Cameron Likely, Doyle
Crosby, and Charlie Lanford each
had one hit for the Sharks.
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B-TOWN 100 20- 3 5 2
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Des Baxter, Ryan Yeager, and
Russell Young combined to hurl a
one-hitter for the Sharks (No. 5 in
Class 3A). Des Baxter pitched the
first three innings, and gave up
two walks and allowed no hits.
He was relieved by Ryan Yeager
who threw two innings for the
Sharks. Yeager gave up two walks
and no hits. Russell Young (4-1)
got the win for the Sharks, pitch-
ing the last two innings and gave
up one hit and struck out three
batters. Liberty County was
ranked No. 3 in class 2A.
Cameron Likely. Wayne Sum-
mers, Brian Jenkins. Des Baxter,
Doyle Crosby, and Barry Adkison
all had one hit each. Adkison
drove in the Sharks' two runs.
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Port St. Joe plays Saturday1
April 6th at Monticello at 1:00,
Monday, April 8th in a make-up
game against Chipley here at:
5:00, and on Tuesday, April .4*
the Sharks hold their annual Day
of Baseball. The Sharks will play
a make-up against Florida High
at noon. At 7:30 the Sharks will
play Bolling Green, KY. Owensbo-
ro, KY will also be playing in the
Day of Baseball.
The Port St. Joe High School
basketball champions are in need
of funds to purchase state cham-
pion rings. Parents, businesses,
churches. Individuals, and groups
are asked to support this group of
young men that have brought a
great recognition and pride to our
Donations may be made at
Citizen's Federal Bank under the
name of "Port St. Joe Basketball"
or at Port St. Joe High School.
Ideas and support for ftnd
raisers are encouraged. Please
contact Janie Adkison, 647-8646:
Deborah Crosby, 229-8983 ,or
Vernon Eppinette, 229-8251 or
Your participation and sup-
port will be greatly appreciated. '
Views 'On 'Dental J1falth
If you have abnormal spacing
between your teeth, this may
indicate that your gums have
receded because of chronic gum
disease. Take a look at the gum
directly in front of a tooth. Do you
see the full crown of the enamel
or doyou see more than just. the
Crown? On close inspection, if you
can see a darker, yellowish-gray
.portion of the tooth, you may be
looking at part of an exposed.root.
This many have been caused by
S The shape of your gunms is
another indicator of gum disease.
NNormal, healthy gums have a
pyramid or cone shape. When your
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.
gums become irritated because of
gum disease, however, they may
look flat, thickened or puffed out.
The tips may also have become
enlarged. Your gum has reacted to
bacterial invasion and irritation by
overgrowing an enlarging.
Gum disease should be.
treated as soon as to protect your
teeth and your dental health. If
you have any signs of receding
gums or other gum problems, see.
your dentist for treatment.
Prepared as a public ser-
vice to promote better dental:
health. From the office; of
.FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D., 319
Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.
St. Josep's ay Co.unt ry ub
Half Price Sale
If you live from Mexico
Beach to Eastpoint, St.
George Island, or to the
Gulf County line in
can now join the St. Joseph's BayCountry
Club for $200.00 plus one month dues. This
offer is good through June 30,1996.
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Members may bring a guest for a dis-
counted rate of $1500 plus tax for 18 holes.
SArea visitors join us for 18 holes of golf
for only $19.95 plus tax.
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Golfing offer good, through May 31,1996.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL o THURSDAY. APRIL 4, 1996
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1996 PAGE 1B
Miss Wanda" Takes The Cake In Womanless Beauty Contest
"Red" Says: "Ya'll
Take It Serious!"
Last Saturday night, hun-
dreds of area residents poured
intoPort St. Joe High School's
Marion Craig Coliseum to witness
the crowning of 1996 Fool's
Queen. "Miss Wanda" (aka Eu-
gene Raffield) at the second annu-
al Womanless Beauty Pageant, an
adventurous fundraising venture
of Project Graduation '96.
A most worthy master of cere-
monies was on tap to direct, the
audience and contestants
throughout the evening-none:
other than Red Holland, the
mouth of the tri-states area.
Crowned and dubbed as first
runner-up and winner of the tal-
ent contest was "Tina Tulip" (aka
Allen Cox) followed by second
runner-up, "Gussle Galore" (aka
Gus Griffin), and third runner-
up, "Lorena B" (aka Pete White).
The contestants selected "Marilyn
Munroe, 1996" (aka Scooter
The program began as 21
lovely contestants were intro-
duced as they stepped onto the
gymnasium floor, many clad in
evening dresses and hign heels.
Following their entrance, they en-
tertained audience members with
a lively dance number before exit-
Ing to prepare for their talent
The first of two intermissions
entailed a "Burger Eating Con-
test". Six young men were each
challenged to consume 4.5 pound
hamburgers, donated by New
York Dell. The big winner of the
event was Darrell Tull who, after
a 20 minutes, had eaten all but 2
Ibs 10 ozs.
Later, the audience enjoyed
the singing voices of a talented lo-
cal pair, Melissa McNeil and Jeff
The other "ladies of the eve-
ning" were: "Mrs. Clifford Earl
'Red' Holland"-Johnny Linton;
"Mad Donna"-Kelth Nixon: "Foxy
Roxy"-Gary Sasnett: "Wild Wanda
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PAGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1996
Maundy Thursday and Easter
Services at MB Methodist
Children from the Taunton
Children's Home in Wewahitchka
will dramatize two songs as part
of Maundy Thursday services at
First Methodist Church of Mexico
Beach this Thursday. April 4.
The Maundy Thursday ser-
vice will begin at 5:30 p.m. (CST)
in the sanctuary, located at 111
North 22nd Street in Mexico
"We will go with Jesus as He
leaves Bethany, where He is visit-
ing with friends and goes into Je-
rusalem for the Passover Feast,"
Pastor'Dr. Louie Andrews said.
"Then we'll go to the garden with
Him and the betrayal."
The church choir will present
three short anthems, and the
Taunton children will dramatize
Jesus' trip through the streets of
Jerusalem and His crucifixion.
The congregation will also partici-
pate in the service by sharing
part of the Passover supper.
"We want to give people an
opportunity to feel the passion
with Jesus Thursday night," Dr.
Andrews explained. "and we hope
that will increase their Joy Easter
morning when we go to the tomb
together and find He is risen"
The Easter morning service
will begin at 9 a.m. (CST). It will
be followed by the enjoyment of
an Easter cake offered by new at-
tendees, John and Lynri Bennett.
Also, children will look for Easter
eggs hidden on the church lawn
after the service, Joyner said.
The church services are open
to anyone interested in attending.
Beach Baptist Plans
Community Fun Day
Beach Baptist Chapel, locat-
ed at 311 Columbus Street in St.
Joe Beach, has announced plans
for a Community Fun Day to be
held Easter Sunday. April 7 be-
ginning at 1:00 p.m., E.S.T.
Organizers have planned a
delicious cookout of hamburgers
and hot dogs to be served with
koolaid, tea or coffee..
Children are invited to join in
and test their searching skills on
a big Easter egg hunt. Other ac-
tivities include an egg toss con-
test, horseshoes, volleyball, relay
races, and much more..
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
REV. BILL WHITE, PASTOR
: Port St. Joe, FL 32456
,Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory",
Sunday School ..............................................10a.m.
Morning Worship............................ .....11 a.m.
SundayEvening ......................... ...... ..6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ....................7 p.m.
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
__ First Baptist Church
A102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Sunday School 9:45 am
Worship 11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
Evening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...7:00 pm
Gary Smith Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
Discover God's love! _L
Everyone welcome L
BAPTIST *CHURCH/ \
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
['F'-. 1 7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (El)
T+T ISunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CD,
\ J"THE 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 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
i ja I .' 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
SUNDAY WORSHIP .....................1.. 0 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL.............................. 11 a.m.
U s *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
SNursery Available ,
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor
FIRST 1APTfST CHURCHN
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
In Luke 24:4-7 we find,
'Why do you seek the living
among the dead? Remem-
ber how he told you, while
he was still in Galilee, that
the/Son of man must be
Oliver F. Taylor delivered into the hands of
Visitation Minister, First sinful men, and be cruci-
United Methodist Church fled, and on the third day
rise." This is the story of
Easter as told by Jesus. All the world needs to
celebrate the risen Saviour.
There will be a Community Sunrise Service
in Port St. Joe and other locations. There is
something special about this service as the sun
begins to rise on Easter morning. It is the dawn
of a new relationship with God and mankind.
We serve a risen Saviour who lives in the
hearts of all who bear His name. It is 'a time of
celebration and joy. Now is the time to witness
that the whole world imay live for- Him. Happy
Easter to all.
The answer to the question "What
is the best-known choral work In'
all of music literature?" would
have to be Handel's Messiah. This
oratorio, written in just 24 days in
1741, was first performed the fol-
lowing year in Dublin. The orato-
rio is divided into three parts.The
first is concerned with the birth of
Jesus which is why it Is usually
performed at Christmas time.The
second section Is about his death
and resurrection, and-the last
part deals with man's redemption.
The choir of the First United
Methodist Church of Port St. Joe,
along with some members of the
choir of the First United
Methodist Church of Mexico
Beach will give a presentation of
the Easter portions of the Messiah
on Easter morning at 11:00
o'clock In the sanctuary of the
church at Port St. Joe.The organ-
Ist will be Hilda Duren.The
soloists will be Soprano--Virginia
Harrison, alto--Cherle Severn,
Tenor Hubert Rlchards.and
Ron and Mary Marr
Evangelist Ron Marr of Win-
ter Garden, will be appearing at
Oak Grove Assembly of God on
Madison Street in Port St. Joe,
April 3rd through the 7th at 7:00:
p.m. nightly. (No Saturday ser-
Brother Marr is the author of
'To Hell And Back". He has trav-
elled throughout 'the United
States and Canada ministering'
the Word in power with miracles,
and gifts of healing. He has also
received invitation to speak for or-
ganizations such as Full Gospel
Business Men International. -, ,
He will be giving his testimo-
ny of how the miraculous hand of
God touched him after 10 tons of
steel fell on him crushing one
third of his body. He will be shar-'
ing how Jesus walked into the,
hospital, laid his nail scarred
hands on his body and gave him
a new heart, a new lung, a new
kidney, took gangrene out of his
leg, grew his leg four inches, and
taught him how to walk all over
Many people have been
touched and healed by the hand
of God as Ron has shared this
Rev. Dave Fernandez; pastor,
cordially invites everyone to join
them-in these services.
Bass -- Al Ray. The performance
is under the direction of John H.
Anderson of Mexico Beach.
The choruses of the Messiah
include some of Handel's best.
choral writing. The '"Hallelujah
Chorus" with which the presenta-
tlon concludes is unsurpassed in
-musical and dramatic intensity.
Its popularity Is worldwide. The
music contains a balance between
homophonic and polyphonic tex-
tures which provides great con-
trast and Interest.
The public is cordially invited
to attend on Sunday.April 7.
., ,: Tavia Cojean. Register
r TaVia CroWne&d '
On March 9. Tavia Cojean
Register was crowned "Queen"
during the District Youth Council
at Thompson Temple First Born
Church. Tavia won through the
collection of donations.
Tavia is a second grader at
Port St. Joe Elementary School.
She Is the'daughter.of Tina and
Ezeklal Register and the grand-
daughter of Jarred and Cojean
Burs and Mr. and Mrs. Ezeklal
Register. Sr. Her great-
grandmother is Clarissa Willlams.
Tavia would like to thank eve-
ryone for their donations, espe-
cially her family and employees at
Gulf Correctional Institution.
Easter Egg Hunt
All children through the
fourth grade are invited to the
Easter Egg Hunt at First Baptist
Church of Mexico Beach,
Saturday April 6. beginning at
11:00 a.m.. central time. After all'.
the eggs are found, there will be.
games until noon. when a light
lunch will be served. Parents aire
encouraged to share in this fel-
lowship with the children.
First Baptist Church is locat-
ed on the corner of 15th Street
and Arizona in Mexico Beach.
This event Is hosted by the youth D
Raye Bailey, Jr. and Reko
Gainer would like to express a
special thanks to family mem-':
bers, friends in the community.
and the Knights of Columbus
membership-especially Karl Bow-
en for sponsorship of their recent
trip to Orlando to participate in
the Florida State KC Free Throw
Thanks to all my friends for
the visits, cards and good wishes
while I was in the hospital.
George H. Luebe
Join Us For Worship .
Overstreet Bible Church
A Non-Denominational Church
Sunday School 10 a.m., OST
Morning Worship 11 a.m., CST
Evening Service 6 p.m., CST Pastor Guy Labonte
Wed. Bible Study 6 p.m., CST Phone: 648-5912
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Bible Study: Worship:
10 a.m. Sunday 11 a.m. Sunday
7 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue .
First UnitedMethfiolt Church
111 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church......... .........9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ................. 10:00 a.m. CT:
CfR/-/S rA//ryY ON T/-E MO VE
Dr. Loule Andrews, Pastor John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT
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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.
St Choir Practice
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wednesday ............ 7:30 p.m.
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Local Churches in
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Saturday, April 6, 7:00 p.m.
& Sunday, April 7, 7:00 p.m.
Port St. Joe High School Gym
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Furnishes Academic Awards
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Savings Bank, is shown in the photo above presenting a sponsor-
ship check to Port St. Joe High School Athletic Director Fred
Priest (right) to cover the expense of the athletic academic
awards presented to students there. Student, athletes who main-
tain at least a 3.0 GPA receive a "Purple Award" and those with a
4.0 GPA are presented with a "Gold Award". ,
Recognized For Long Service
Wiley Hopps has decided to hang his apron in retirement, after
serving the customers of Saveway Food Store (now Piggly Wiggly)
for the past 20 years. A reception was held in his honor on Friday,
March 29. He is shown above receiving a plaque from store owner,
George Duren expressing appreciation for his loyalty and many
years of dedicated service.
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GCCC Wins National
Culf Coast Community Col-
lege recently won a major nation-
al award for innovative instruc-
tional programming. At the 1996
Community Colleges Futures As-
sembly. the college received the
Bellwether :Award. for the. excel-
lence 6'Ainstruction offered by the
Citizen Liedekshli Irfsfitle.t ."'"
The Cltize~"'Leacirship Insti-
tute was created with funding
from the W. K. Kellogg Founda-
tion. a grant-making organization
that was established to help peo-
ple help themselves. The purpose
of the CLI is to construct a model
process for citizen leadership
training that will be Instituted at
five strategically located Florida
community colleges. The process
will be further adapted to the
comprehensive curriculum of the
other 23 colleges in Florida's sys-
tem and may be replicated na-
GCCC's program had earlier
been selected one of nine national
finalists for this award which rec-
ognizes outstanding and innova-
tive practices that are successful-
ly leading community colleges
into the 21st Century. The focus
for this year's Assembly, de-
scribed as the premier communi-.
ty college conference focusing on
the future of two-year Institu-
tions, was on "Building Learning
"The college takes great pride
in this important recognition of
the quality and relevance of its
programming." said GCCC Presi-
dent Bob McSpadden. "The Citi-
zen Leadership Institute is an ex-
emplar of Interdisciplinary
) programming which integrates
concepts and techniques from
across the curriculum."
The Futures Assembly was
sponsored by the Institute of
Higher Education at the Universi-
ty of Florida and the League for
Innovation in Community Colleg-
and conduct Visitor Center tours.
Volunteering is fun, but it
does require a commitment. St.
Vincent is looking for a volunteer
who can serve a minimum of
eight hours a week. Refuge staff
will provide the necessary train-
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Please contact Randy Cordray
at (904) 653-8808 for. further in-
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t School News
Events and Happenings from County Schools
By Linda Whitfield j
The beginning of our Easter
holidays will be Friday. April 5.
The times are as follows: Main
Street Site. 11:45; Linton Site.
11:50. Before we leave however.
lots of eggs will be hidden and
found, many hot dogs eaten, and
lots of smiles given. Let's hope
the weather cooperates with our
*Please Return ..
If you haven't sent in your
child's' individual pictures or.
money, please sent in ASAP.
Your "Healthy Kid Survey" is
also needed back
*Congratulations To Juditht
We're proud of WHS Junior.
Judith Birmingham. for being se-
lected as the Gulf Coast Electric's
choice for the Washington. D.C.
tour. Judith, an honor student,
was a deserving winner.
We're searching for wee ones
for the 1996-97 kindergarten
school year. The roundup will be
held on April 19. More details will
This past weekend I was in
North Alabama where I helped'
welcome our eighth grandchild.
Caroline, into this world. Two
S more are' xptId later this year.
-'After these Wi6."1 hope for a long
,breather-that will make a total
Registration for next year's
classes went well, although some
changes and adjustments might
be necessary as next year's
schedule falls into place. I hope
everyone will cooperate and be
The Gulf County School
Board, in cooperation with the
Florida Diagnostic & Learning Re-
sources System/PAEC and the
Gulf County Health Department.
is sponsoring a community ser-
vice program to screen preschool
children, ages two and a half to
four years, who will not be enter-
ing kindergarten in the Fall of
1996. Screening will be done in
the areas of hearing, vision,
speech and language, concept for-
mation, motor coordination, and
behavior. If potential problem
areas are found, the screening
team will make recommendations
S for follow-up.
Each child who is screened
must be accompanied by a parent
or legal guardian. For further in-
formation, contact Deborah Cros-
by (904) 639-3633, Betty Hus-
band at Wewahitchka Elementary
639-3610 or Helen Holloway, at
Screening will be held
Wednesday. April 24 from 9:00
a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (CST) at Wewa-
hitchka Elementary School.
if you suspect your child of
having a potential problem, plan
S to attend one of the screenings.
Please bring their Birth Certifi-
cate and Social Security Card to
the screening. :,,
follow as to time, place, etc.
*Tlpelo Festival Saturday. April 6
The big day is almost here
People from Georgia and Alabama
have already secured their craft
spot! There will be loads to do.
Come on out and Join the fun.
Here are some of the highlights:
handcrafts, local exhibits, egg
hunt, local entertainment, food
booths, art, baked goods, groups
such as the Dixie Echoes, Divine
Call, Harmony Creek, and Rest-
ing Place. There will also be the
WES Spring Fling and Health
Fair. Lots of complimentary
health screenings. Including
blood pressure, etc. The weather
is looking good.
*Journal Essay, "I Wonder About"
By Brandy Little
"I wonder about my Uncle
Tommy (McClon). I wonder if he
the Principal of
y Larry A. Mathes
patient as we make the transition
to 4x4 block scheduling.
Spring Break Is here Friday.
April 5. students will get out at
12:00 noon to start the holiday
that lasts until April 14, They re-
turn on Monday the 15th.
Important note about school
lunches-the layoff at St. Joe For-
est Products and the correspond-
ing reduced income may result in
the temporary need for free or re-
This week's seventh grade
"Students of the Week" are Amber
Daniels and Talon WhiteEagle.
Spring break will be April 8th
Gulf County Schools
NO SCHOOL THIS WEEK
-through the 12th. Enjoyl
Any girl interested in trying
out for cheerleading for the 1996-
97 school year will need to sign
up with Mrs. Sanborn, Mrs. Wil-
liams, or Mrs. Knox by Friday,
April 12th. You must have a cur-
rent physical, a signed parent
permission form, and the fifth six
weeks report card. You may 'not
,practice until the physical and
permission form are checked by,
sponsors. Practice will begin
Monday, April 29, 2;45 to 4:00;
p.m. In the gym, Tryouts will be-
is going tq be o.k. He has been in
the hospital nursing home over a
year. I wonder if he is 'thinking-
about Jill and me and the other
part of the family. He got in a bad
accident. He can not talk. He can
only move his hands, squeeze his
eyes, and others. This is how his
accident' happened. He was in
Louisiana. My uuncle was up
there. A pipe came up and hit his
head. Then he fell off the truck'
and messed up his head bad. My
Aunt Tweeda Is going to have her
house fixed so that he can come
home. I'll be glad that he is com-
ing home.". '
*Billy Baker Is
The Student OfThe Week
Kim Whitfield chose 10-year-
old, Billy Baker, as the "Student
of the Week". Billy is in the fourth
grade and is the son of Ddnna
and Andy Weeks and Johnny
His favorite thing is to "g
fishing". Billy wants to work on a
shrimp boat when he grows up
and "be like his father and work
on the water." Billy likes to play
with Anthony and T. J. at school
and listen to country music at
home. His favorite color Is red
and his favorite TV show is MTV.
Billy would like to visit Texas one
day. Miss Kim says this about
Billy. "Billy is a very bright stu-
dent. He is always willing to help
others. He also enjoys reading in
his spare time." Billy will receive
a pizza and a free movie rental
from Howie's Pizza Kitchen. Con-
duced lunches for some students.
Applications can be picked up at
the schools. If you have ques-
tions, call Temple Watson at 229-
8256 or 639-2871.
So many district games are
having to be rescheduled. I'm
hesitant to try to put any game
dates in the paper-check with
players or call the school to get
current game information.
The flu (and many allergies)
is taking its toll on students and
teachers alike. Substitutes are
having to do yeoman's duty due
to absences. Please remind your
student that they must cooperate
with subs Just as they hitiMt with
regular teachers. 'Many -times
some students think that substi-
tutes have no authority, arid it re-
sults in didclpline problems that
need to be avoided.
Have a great Easter, and be
careful during the break!
al rk Ta Lk By: Jennie Smallwoo
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Congratulations are in order
for the boys golf team who came
out on top of a three team match
at St. Joseph Bay Country Club
defeating R. F. Munroe and Wa-
kulla. Jason Shoaf led the team
with a low score of 81.
Monday, the boys baseball
team traveled to
Blountstown for a dis-
trict match-up. The
varsity Sharks breezed
past the Tigers. 22-3.
Saturday, the boys are
scheduled to travel to
Monticello. The junior
varsity team came
from behind Friday to
beat Bay High, 15-10.
This .brings their
record to 8-2.
The class of 1996
would like to thank
everyone for supporting Project
Graduation by attending the
Womanless Beauty Pageant on
Saturday. It was a very enter-
taining event and the contest-
ants were truly lovely.
Anyone in grade 10, II, or 12
who has a "B".'average is eligible
to participate In the Presidential
Classroom in Washington. D.C.
this summer. If you are interest-
ed, see Mrs. Witten for an appli-
The P.O.P.S. Club still needs
students to join in the cancer re-
search project, "Relay For Life".
The club has promised to
match $50 for the first 10 peo-
ple that can raise it on their
own. Mr. Witten and Mr. Bar-
bee have the details.
It is time to choose new Key,
Club and Keyette members. In-'
terested boys must"
have three letters ofi
ten by teachers be-
fore April 19. Pros-:
pective. Keyettes need
to write a letter stat-
ing why they would
like to. be a member
with three teacher
signatures, by April!
Girls who would
like to try out for
sign up with Mrs. Sanborn,
Mrs. Williams, or Mrs. Knox be-
fore April 12. All girls must
turn in a current physical, a
parent permission form, and a
fifth six weeks report card.
Practice will begin April 29 from
2:45 to 4:00 p.m. in the gym.
Teachers and students alike
are looking forward to a break.
In only two more days. everyone
will enjoy a week-long vacation
for Spring Break!! I hope that
everyone has a fun-filled 'and ;
safe holiday. .
y: Erica Ailes
gin at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, May
8. Wear appropriate clothing and
comfortable tennis shoes 'and
Students whose adult house-
hold income has been affected by
a temporary'loss of employment
may be eligible for participation
in the reduced and free school
meal program. Affected parents
mapick up applications forms in
the middle school omfce. If'you
have questions, you may call
Chris Earley at 227-3211.
Have a great week -
ITFS Tower Construction Beins
took place Monday, March 25 in
Wewahitchka to celebrate the on-
set of construction of an Instruc-
tional Television Fixed System
(ITFS) tower. Hosted by Wewa-
hitchka Elementary School. the
ceremony was attended by mem-
bers of area school districts, the
Panhandle Area Educational Con-
sortium (PAEC), and Gulf Coast
The Florida High School Activities Association (FHSAA) se-
lects one boy and one girl from each of the 12 administrative
districts each year to be on the Academic All-State Team. which
honors graduating seniors who have achieved excellence in both
the classroom and on the athletic field during their high school
careers. In the spring a committee from the FHSAA will select
one boy and one girl as the Scholar-Athletes of the Year.
Port St. Joe nominees are: Barry Adkison and Jennifer Small-
Port St. Joe Elementary School
.By: Cin'dy Beliri
Students Of The Week
Congratulations to our "Stu-
dents of the Week" Jessica
Lott, Amanda Davis, Leah Taylor,
Megan Todd, Brittany Alford,
Shelton Lewis. Steven Varnadoe
and Torrez Givens.
Due to our .spring break.
April 8-12, school will be dis-
missed early on Friday, April 5.
Students attending Port St. Joe
Elementary School will be dis-
missed at 11:50. Enjoy your
Our annual Career Week will
be held the week of April 15-19.
Parents, community and busi-
ness people have been invited to
come, and share their career expe-
riences with our students during
this. week. Please spend some
time during this week talking to
your child about the importance
of education and training after
high school for their Job and ca-
As part of our Career Week
our school Is collecting pennies
for the Gulf County Scholarship
Program. This program provides a
scholarship to all students who
attend a post-secondary Institu-
tion. Last year our school collect-
ed $260.00. Our goal this year is
to collect at least $300.00. It
makes "cents" to go to college or
Sixth Grade Parents Meeting
There will be a meeting for all
parents of sixth graders on
Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 in the
auditorium. This meeting is being
held to discuss all the exciting
events to be held for our sixth
graders. All parents are encour-
aged to attend.
Track and Field
Our annual Track and Field.
Day will be held on Friday, April
19 at the Shark football stadium.
If you own a Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary School t-shirt you are asked
to wear it on Friday, April 19.
Let's all show our support for the
Port St. Joe Elementary School
Report cards will' be sent
home on Monday, April 22. If you
would like to schedule a parent/
teacher conference, please call
Celebrity Readers Week .
:'Celebrity Readers Week will
be hetd April 22-26. Business_
and community leaders, will come
and read to our students 'and
share with them the importance
Registration for kindergarten
at Port St. Joe Elementary School
will be held on Friday, April 26
from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. If
your child plans to attend Port St.
Joe Elementary School, please
copy of his/her birth certificate
copy of his/her social security
proof of immunization
proof of physical (since August
Progress Reports Sent Home
Progress reports for the final
grading period will be sent home
on Friday. May 3. If you would
like to schedule a parent/teacher
conference, please call 227-1221.
News Column .
Faith Christian School'
This has been achievement
test week at Faith Christian. We
consider them important not only
to help evaluate individual stu-
dent progress, but also to aid in'
recognizing curriculum and class
needs. We ask our students to do,
The senior class; sponsor:
Krista Vinson and our principal.
Rev.' Fred Goebert. left Tuesday
for the annual senior trip. This
year the group chose to head
south. Tuesday evening they will
be detectives at the Sleuth's Mys-
tery Dinner Show and on
Wednesday. they will spend the:
day at Universal Studio in Orlan-
do. Thursday. they will travel over:
to Busch Garden in Tampa and
return to Orlando Friday for a
day at Blizzard Beach. They will
'go to a Passion Play, "The Light",
,.at the First Baptist Church Fri--
day evening. On their way home
Saturday, they will visit markets.
Sounds like a full and fabulous
Grade two spent a wonderful
day at the Apalachicola Estuary
and St. George Island. Tuesday.
March 26. The class went to the
:estuary first where Pallas Candy
was their guide. They enjoyed a
'see, and touch" area of marine
life. and artifact and a video on
marine life. The aquarium filled
with fish and other sea critters
Gulf County Superintendent
of Schools Walter Wilder, spoke
on behalf', of the school district'
and welcomes the educational op-
portunities that the ITFS tower
will provide for Calhoun. Frank-
lin. Gulf and Liberty Counties.
Franklin County Superintendent
of Schools C. T. Ponder, was on
hand to express his district's sup-
port of the project. Paula Walter,
Executive Director of PAEC, add-
ed. "PAEC" Is delighted to collabo-
rate with surrounding school dis-
tricts and Gulf Coast Community
College to provide innovating de-
Slivery methods for educations, es-
pecially when it has become so
important to maximize resourc-
The ITFS tower will be used
to expand the capacity of the
PAEC Instructional Television
(ITV) programs to schools in the
four counties. The expansion will
also permit the rural counties to
receive broadcasts of teacher In-
service workshops like TechQuest
for Teachers, and even college
courses delivered at a distance in
partnership with Gulf Coast Com-
munity College and Chlpola Jun-
For further information, con-
tact Rick Everitt at PAEC (904)
Highland View Elementary
By: Jo Hernandez
CPR Training Concludes .....
The sixth grade class and
Mrs. Plair would like to express
their sincere gratitude to Cindy
Judkins, RN. from the Gulf
County Public Health Unit. Cindy
spent four weeks coming to
H.V.E. School to teach the sixth
grade class CPR. We are happy to
report all 22 sixth graders passed
their course. Many thanks to
. Cindy. ---. .
A Big Thank You .... ..
Hubert ix a o Gail Black-
mon of the Culf County Health
Department would -like to thank
Coach Fred Priest and the follow-
ing boys who came to speak to
the sixth grade boys on all the op-
portunities they can take advan-
tage of next year in the middle
school. They were Jesse Colbert,
Justin Summers and Matt Todd.
Also thank you to Ruby Sue
Knox and middle school cheer-
leaders. Nikkie, Kylene and Lisa.
They talked to the sixth grade
girls about cheerleader tryouts.
grade point averages, and also
did come cheers and stunts.
Learning And Having Fun .....
Kindergarten and first grade
students visited the estuary in
Apalachicola on Wednesday, April
3rd. During their trip, they
watched a video, on Florida's
coastline, saw a holding tank full
of species found in Apalachicola
Bay. the Apalachicola River, and
the Gulf of Mexico. The children
were also given a chance to touch
several animals that have been
preserved and to use the micro-
scope to view slides.
Thank you to Eric and Lisa,
for all your patience and effort in
giving our children a very inter-
Reminder For Registration ...
Remember to register your
children for kindergarten on April
16th in the kindergarten room.
Bring your child's birth certifi-
cate, shot records, and social se-
curity card. Also the children
must have a Florida school physi-
Coast Guard Visits .......
The Coast Guard paid a visit,
to K-2 ,on Monday, April Ist to
advise the students on boating
safety and shared a question and
answer time with the children on
ways to be safe around the water.
Thank you to Mr. and Mrs.
Knight for their dedication to our
was a special attraction. The
group went to the state park on
St. George Island for beach:comb-
ing and for a picnic lunch. After
eating, Mrs. Gandy led the'stu-
dents on, arinature walk and a
scavenger hunt. The students
,were accompanied by their teach-
er, Sue Monteiro,.Alisa Parker,
Kay Geoghagan and Mandie's
It is time for Easter holidays
at Faith Christian School April 5-
12. We wish everyone a happy
Easter, because there is much to
be happy about. Jesus is alive
and because He lives, we who
trust Him as Savior, -also live and
that life is eternal.
j 4&ite 5doot hlew
PAGr, 4H s
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOB, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 4,' 1996
III r -kLTA
Continuous Erosion of Capitol
Public Schools Dictate NEWSROUND.UP
A Sure Change
Charterand Voucher Schools Standing
In the wings to"Mak Th Right"
CHARTER SCHOOLS COULD HELP
Charter Schools which seem destined to pass in some form this ses-
.'sion of the Florida Legislature could change education for the better,
mainly because they could be a forerunner of voucher schools which his-
";'tory tells us will work.
'-: Charter schools are a mild first step remedy for what has become a
-1,fadiled public school system that even the education establishment which
: loves to spend public money can't Ignore much longer.
Essentially, charter schools are non-profit public schools approved
by the district board, but exempted from bureaucratic state and local reg-
ulations. They are to stand or fall on their performance and how many
-' families decide to break tradition and send their children to them.
Voucher schools (which are standing in the wings and will not pass
This year) open all the doors by simply allowing students to take the state'
Taxpayer money allotted to each of them to any school-public, private or
Sparochial-their parents choose to send them.
The flaw in the charter school legislation which already has passed
the House and Senate is that public school boards in each county
approve the alternative school charters. In the past, most of them have
automatically tossed out any suggestion of sharing tax money. They can
be counted on to discredit and abandon any Idea of competition to their
Early reaction to charter schools among some major players are
interesting. Carol Dadlsman, publisher of the Tallahassee Democrat
(sometimes referred to as the Taxahassee Democrat) asks the pertinent
"If the answer to public school excellence is removing;state and local
regulations, why not do that for all schools."
Why not indeed.
Florida State University President Sandy D'Alemberte, who some-
times thinks he is Thomas Jefferson, points to the GI Bill after World War
'Two as an example of America successfully investing in higher education
that should loosen up more tax dollars for higher education.
Like Dadisman, he is right too, although neither seem to favor char-
ter or voucher schools.
Old World War Two era guys like this old reporter, GOP presidential
candidate Bob Dole and former FSU President Stan Marshall don't have
such doubts about charter or voucher schools.
A whole generation of returning servicemen and women were educat-
ed quite well thank you by the CI Bill which gave them tax money to
attend any school of their choice, whether public, private or religious.,
It was. simple. It worked. The average veteran paid from two to eight
times as much in income taxes as was spent to educate them on the
voucher'plan. Today's younger generation ought to, go for it too.
GUESS WHAT? THEY ,COULD KEEP ON LYING
The House Ethics ind Elections Committee has removed the require-
ment that a "paid-for-by" disclaimer be made in campaign telephone calls
like the ones Gov. Lawton Chiles' people' made to elderly voters in 1994
saying they represented senior and Republican groups.'
Outraged are the seniors who received the calls, Secretary of State
Sandra Mortham, Rep. John Thrasher, R-Orange Park, who fought to
keep the identification clause and Sen. Charlie Crist whose committee bill
requires anyone making a campaign call disclose who is paying for it.
The Senate bill has already passed. The House bill with the "killing"
amendment will be opposed when it hits the floor, probably next week,
and the two bills are sure to collide in the conference committee.
The question Is: Will Chiles veto it? Probably not After all, says Clem
Redneck over on Flat Creek in Gadsden County, he's "not gonna be a-
running against the young fellgrs anymoe" when, his term is up In 1998. -
He-coon Chiles, of course,, s not the Issue.' he issue is campaign
credibility.. Many accusations are made during a tight election, some true,
some misleadltig and some outright false. Voters need to at least know the
source so they'll have a halfway chance of getting at the truth.
Chiles won over challenger Jeb Bush in 1994 by only 64,000 votes.
His workers-,posing as senior citizens and a "tax fairness" group-told
some 70,000 senior citizens Bush opposed social security and proposed
Medicare cuts. The governor of course has no authority in those federal
programs. They also said Bush failed to pay taxes and profited at tax-
payers' expense, charges that had been investigated but never proven.
Those calls could very well have made the difference in the close elec-
Chiles says he was not involved and it might be true. But he nor other
Democratic party officials have not fired those in the campaign who did
authorize the outright lies and apparently have no Intention of doing so.
The Florida House Committee, dominated by Democrats, did voters of
Florida a disservice when it gutted the reform bill by striking the "paid-
for-by" requirement If it sticks, Florida legislators can kiss good-bye any
improvement In their public image the ban on free food and drinks from
paid lobbysts could give them.
Here's the Capitol News Roundup
DECISION TIME IN LEGISLATURE
Decision making time is at hand in the Florida Legislature at its
halfway mark of the 60 day session.
The budget, Gov. Lawton Chiles' tobacco suit, changes in how to
spend lottery money on education, charter schools, welfare reform and
how much to cut-social services are the big questions facing lawmakers
coming down the home stretch.
In spite of efforts of the leadership to adjourn on time May 3, it
appears many of the big problems, includingthe must-be passed no-new-
taxes $40 billion budget, will bring them back in extended session.
The biggest controversy is expected to be the money split between
education and social services. The lines have already been drawn by Gov.
Lawton Chiles. He says he will be tempted to veto legislation privatizing
the state's economy improvement program and giving tax breaks to busi-
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Reforming the state's rule making process (mainly by abolishing half
of them at least) will again be a controversial item in the closing days.
Performance budgeting in its second year is expected to play a part in the
usual last-minute decision making. Both lawmakers and Gov. Chiles view
It as a useful tool now, although there are differences in Just how useful,
according to whose programs are being Judged.
BITTER SENTIMENT HOLDS UP PETERSON APPOINTMENT
Reluctance to open the first U. S. Embassy in Hanoi and the timing
,of this election year is Jeopardizing the expected appointment of Florida
Rep. Pete Peterson, D-Marianna.
Peterson, retiring after three terms, is eminently qualified as an
ambassador to Vietnam. A former Air Force pilot, prisoner of war there for
six years and a small businessman, he would be a shoe-in for the post,
except for the bitter sentiment of some members of Congress against
improving relations with Vietnam.
It's very unlikely, even if President Clinton appoints Peterson soon,
that he would be confirmed before the presidential election in November.
If Clinton loses, of course, the appointment is moot. Most observers in the
nation's capital expect it will not be scheduled for committee considera-
tion until after the election even if Clinton appoints Peterson.
CONGRESS WILL PROBE DOVE HUNT
U. S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, said on a trip to Florida that he will
convene a full congressional committee hearing Into charges the U. S.
GFC-Wearing Life A Celebration
Jackets Saves Lives of Children
Florida is a state known for
unlimited boating opportunity
and as a consequence, its share of
boating accidents and deaths.
'The death rate from boating
accidents could be drastically cur-
tailed if most boaters would sim-
ply wear a life Jacket or personal
flotation device (PFD), at least
when the vessel is under power,"
says LL Gary Applewhite, boating
safety coordinator for the Game
and Fresh Water Fish
"More than 8096 of the deaths
associated with boating accidents
are from drowning," Applewhite
said. "Boaters need to put on their
life Jacket before starting the
engine and wear it whenever the
boat is under power. "In a boating
accident there's rarely time to
look for a life Jacket. People may
be injured, knocked out or thrown
in the water and a life Jacket may
mean the difference between sur-
viving or becoming a boating fatal-
While Florida -law' specifies
That a U.S. Coast Guard-approved
PFD be on board a boat or vessel
for each occupant, the law specif-
ically requires that any child
under six years of age on a vessel
less than 26 feet in length wear a
PFD whenever the boat is under-
way. Underway means anything
except being anchored, moored or
Applewhite said boaters
should also check their PFDs to
make sure they have the correct
size for their child. "If the life jack-
et is too big, a child in the water
can slip out of it and drown," he
He said boaters should also
check their PFDs periodically to
make sure they remain in service-
able shape. Those with tears or
damage should be replaced.
Applewhite said boaters should
also check other safety equipment
including fire extinguishers, whis-
tle or horn, and flares. He said the
size and use of the boat dictates
which safety equipment is
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A day for the community to
celebrate childhood with families
Is scheduled for Saturday, April
20th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
the grounds of Gulf Coast Com-
munity College. Singing, storytell-
ing, dancing, acting, tri-cycling,
pony riding, bubble blowing, face
painting, flngerpainting. book
buying, snowball licking, hot dog
eating, popcorn eating, staring,
laughing, strolling, creating, mim-
ing, clowning, training riding,
drawing, and on and on.
KidFest, preparing for a third
birthday, provides families from
this area wholesome entertain-
ment at one dollar per head.
Joining them this year to en-
tertain and emcee, is award win-
ning singing talent, John Paul
Walter. Mr. Walters' collection of
songs range from ecology to self-
esteem. He performs regularly on
college campuses and at indepen-
dent schools. His interactive style
inspires audience participation
from both children and adults.
Mr. Walters tours with entertain-
'and,Kenny Rogers. ,
Every activity at KidFest is
free and community businesses.
service organizations, early child-
hood education centers, founda-
tions, and Individuals sponsor
production of the festival and all
activities. KidFest allows Early
Childhood Services a chance to
share the importance of quality
early childhood education and
care. KidFest teaches the commu-
nity about all the programs and
services Early Childhood Services
provides each day that help keep
families working in Bay and sur-
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Fish and Wildlife Service acted improperly in arresting some 88 people at
a charity dove hunt in Dixie County sponsored by state Sen. Charles
No date has been set for the hearing, but Young-traveling with U. S.
Rep. Cliff Sterns, R-Ocala--sald one will be held. Two sheriffs in the area
and many others who were at the dove hunt Oct. 15, 1995 to benefit
Florida Sheriff Boys Ranches say the field was not baited as federal
ILLEGALS NOT WELCOME IN COLLEGE
The Senate Higher Education Committee passed bill sponsored by
Sen. Ginny Brown-Waite, R-Spring Creek, that would bar illegal aliens
from Florida's universities and junior colleges.
Brown-Waite estimated up to 52,000-illegal immigrants may be
attending state colleges at considerable expense to taxpayers.
A similar bill has been filed in the House by Rep. Jerroid Burroughs,
The bills would require public colleges and universities to verify the
citizenship of students each semester and report any illegal aliens it finds
among them to U. S. Immigration officials.
FIRST ENVIRONMENTAL SKIRMISH A TIE
A bill to allow industries to clean up pollution without disclosing the
information was stalled in a House Natural Resources sub-committee,
but Speaker Peter Wallace. D-St. Petersburg, called an extra subcommit-
tee meeting next week to reconsider it.
Ditto an environmental "self-audit" bill that would allow an industry
to determine if it is polluting and therefore avoid fines and penalties by
quickly moving to correct the problems. In exchange the industry is given
immunity from civil lawsuits and can keep the information secret The
immunity and secrecy clauses drew the opposition.
A $420 MILLION SURPRISE FOR LAWYERS
The Senate Commerce and Economic Opportunities Committee sent
a $420 million surprise to a consortium of trial lawyers anxious to sue
tobacco companies under a special law Cov. Lawton Chiles'.sneaked
through the Legislature last year that strips the companies of their tradi-
That's the amount they stand to lose in fees If an amendment that
would turn the legal work on the lawsuit over to the Attorney General's
office stays in a bill that was passed and sent to the Judiciary Committee.
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SGulf County Commission Minutes
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
FEBRUARY 13. 1996
S PUBLIC HEARING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date In special session
wth the following members present: Chairman
Billy E.. Traylor. and Commissioners Warren J..
Yeager. Jr.. Nathan Peters. Jr.. Michael L.
Hammond, and Jessie V. Armstrong. Others pre-
sent were: Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant.'Debbe Wlbberg, Deputy
Clerk Patricia A Taylor, Attorney Tim McFarland.
SHIP Administrator/Veteras Service Officer, Bo
Williams. 'Adinistrator/Emergency Management
Director Larr Wells, and Deputy Sheriff Joe
The meeting came to order at &503 p.m.,
.E.S.T: :. ..
The meeting .was opened with prayer by
Commissioner Yeager. and Commissioner Peters
led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
UTILITY TAX/FRANCHISE FEE -
Commissioner Hammond explained that the
.County is considering adopting a franchise fee as a
means to better the County by lowering ad valorem
taxes and Increasing quality of emergency services.
Commissioner Yeager noted that Baker
County is till fighting appeals over 'their newly
Imposed franchise fee and questioned if this would
be the best route for Gulf County at this time.
SMr. Crasfrord Jackson asked the Board if
they had ever considered a Municipal Service
Taxing Unit Chairman Traylor thanked Mr.
Jackson for his suggestion. He stated that the
Board would consider looking into that option.
Mr. Lamar Moore. stated that the timing for
the County to consider adopting this franchise fee
is very bad when taking the net ban and the situa-
tion.with the paper mill intoconsideration. Mr.
William LaUrelle noted that many homes in the
County have the benefit of receiving two checks.
He questioned if the Commissioners had consid-
ered the elderly citizens who are living on fixed
Mr. Billy Griffin noted that the Board wants
to use this money for the fire departments In unin-
corporated areas: however, he also noted that the
Port St Joe Volunteer Fire Department has
responded to many firs at Cape San Bias and in
White City. He stated that the Fire Departments
are much more advanced than what they used to
be and the County is doing well with the funds that
Following further discussion regarding the
bookkeeping expenses that will be created by this
franchise fee and the ability of many citiens to ay
this additional fee, Commissioner Yeager moved to
discontinue proceeding due to the possibility of
litigation and the overwhelming response from the
public. He recommended thaL the Board wait to
see If the franchise fee Is successful n Baker
County. The motion was seconded by
Corrmissloner Peters and following a discussion
that the Board will always support the fire depart-
ments. the motion passed unanimously.
Ms. Marion Hough requested the Chairman
to remind all the citizens of Gulf County that the
Fire Departments are non-profit organizations
and that any donations are appreciated.
With no further business, the meeting did
then adjourn at 5:48 p.m.. E.S.T.
Billy E. Traylor. Chairman
Benny C. LsLer
PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA
FEBRUARY 13. 1996
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular session
with the following members present: Chairman
Billy E. Traylor. Commissioners Jessie V.
Armstrong. Michael L Hammond. Nathan Peters.
Jr., and Warren J. Yeager. Jr. Others present were:
Clerk Benny C. ister. Chief Deputy Clerk Dougla
C. Birrrrgham. Deputy Clerk Patricia A Taylor
Chief Administrator Don Butler. Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wlbberg.
Admministrator/Emergency Management Director
Larry Wells. Attorney Tim McFarland. Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford. Road Supenntendent Bob
Lester. South Gulf County EMS Director
Shane McGuffin. SHIPAdministrator/Veterans
Service Officer Bo Williams, Building Inspector
Richard Combs. Sheriff Frank McKelthen. and
Deputy Sheriff Joe Nugent
The meecrng came to order at 6:12 p.m..
Mr. Willie Ramsey opened the meeting with
prayer, and eommssaloner Warren 3. Yeager. Jr. led
the Pledge of Alleglarnce to the Flag.
| ~RECEIV 'B"S':-.:(S.596-S I8) 10-20 ACRES
OfU' .-' Pursuant to advertisement to receive
sealed bids 1n9596-18), for 10-20 acres of land to
be used as an Industrial park site. bids were
received from the following
Tom Todd Realty 51.000.000.00; Tom Todd
Realty 8500.00000: Frank Graddy- 8 Neg.
The Bids were tabled for review and recom-
mendaton by Chief Administrator Butler. Upon
inquiry by Commissioner Hammond. Chief
Administrator Butler reported that as of 2/13/96
there are no confirmed tenants for the industrial
ADOPT ORDINANCE LAND DEVELOP-
MENT REGiU'ATIONSILDR1/SMALL SCALE MAP
AMENDMENTS Chief Administrator Butler pre-
sented the Board a proposed Ordinance with the
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPRE-
HENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. BY
AND THROUGH AMENDMENT OF LAND DEVEL-
OPMENT REGULATIONS AND/OR LAND USE MAP
OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. PURSUANT TO THE
ALUTHORTUI UNDER FLORIDA STATUES SECTION
163 3187: SPECIFICALLY CHANGING THE LAND
.USE OF THAT AREA LOCATED ON HIGHWAY
71 NORTH IN UNINCORPORATED GULF COUN-
TY, FLORIDA. FROM APPROXIMATELY 3.1
ACRES) AGRICULTURAL TO MIXED RESIDEN-
TIAL/COMMERCIAL IN THE AREA INCLUDED IN
THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PROVIDING FOR A
COPY ON FILE AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
S Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond.
second by Commissioner Yeager, and 4-0 vote
(Chairman Traylor abstained), the Board adopted
APALACHEE REGIONAL PLANNING COUN-
SCIL REVOLVING LOAN FUND.,
Ms. Marion Hough came before the Board to
discuss her concern regarding the Apalachee '
Regional Planning Council's misuse of taxpayer'
funds She reported that the requirements of;'
the Apalachee Regional Planning Council for a new
business loan are so stringent that many small
businesses are unable to meet their requirements.
She requested that the Chairman follow-up on the
use of the reoolmng loan funds.
RESOLUTION APALACHICOLA RIVEP -
cuss his grorng concern regarding activities per-
formed on the Apalachlicola River by the Corp of
Engineers. He presented the Board with the fol-
lowlng proposed resoblulon"
Whereas, the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners Is under the belief that the
Apalachlcola Riser system has been designated as-
a nlld nser and.
al Whereas, the ApalachIcola RIver Is presently
being used not only for recreaoonal and other local
public purpoaea. but also is being used to trans-
port hazardous wastes and:
Whereas, the Northwest Florida Water
Management Diatrict and the State of Florida has
and is continuing to acquire vast tracts of land
along the nger. In part funded with
naxpaser dollars from Gulf County. to provide a
watershed to "prooide for recharge of the aquifer
and to irnsure that clean unpolluted water flows in
'-he ApalajchlCila River ard.
Whereas, the RIver system and Its ecosystem
are a rild part of Guli Cofuntys ecoloug and em1'
ronmrl r nart that any disruption or deleterious r
action theretao. t.eatetns the finarival and physical
wellibeing of the cidzenry of Gulf County, and its
neiir-,bonrn Counties as d.ell as the people of the
State oa Flonda as a whole and:
Whereas, it is the understanding of the Gulf
County Commission that the Corps of Engineers
had agreed, in a series of transactions wlth the
Gulf County Commission and the State of Florida,
not to undertake actions on the river which might
'be hazardous to the ecosystems health without'
first Informirg the State and:Local Officials of this
SWhereas, this Board Is unaware of any such
action being 'taken arid.
Whereas, it has been reliablydocument-
ed that the Corps of Engineers is engaged in
actively pursing a policy of returning enormous
amounts of dredge fill to the river system, releasing
vast amounts of silt in a manner that would not
S occur naturally and thereby threatening plant and
ilrrm.a life of uLe nenrne ecosystem and;
VAereas. It has also been reported to the
Gulf'County Commisslor, that spills of hazardous
waste have occurredon the Riser m the recent past
and have failed to be reported, and consequently
there, have been no actions taken to insure that
these do not occur In/the future and i
Whereas, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers'
five year permit to conduct various operations on,
the Apalachicola River ecosystem is now under
review by agencies of the State of Florida:
Therefore, be It resolved that the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners Is totally and
unalterably opposed to any'threat from the activi-
ties of any agency to the well being of its citienry
Be it further resolved, that in futherance of
this resolve, that Gulf County hereby petitions its
Federal and State legislative representatives and
,the Cabinet of the State of Florida to withhold the
issuance of the above said permit to the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers and take Investigative action to
determine whether the activities of the Corps of
Engineers and the riverine commercial traffic are
having deleterious effects on the.health of the said
ecosystem, and'requests them to have said action
stayed until the appropriate State and Federal
agencies make such investigations and all consd-
erations involving any harmful use f thie River and
the deleterious activities of the Corps of Engineers
or another agency'or commercial activity have
been dealt with and resolved and a report of such
Is submitted to this body.
Therefore, be it finally resolved that copies of
this resolution be sent to State Representative
Robert Trammell and State Senator Pat Thomas
and the Governor and the Cabinet as well as to
U.S. Senators Robert Graham and Connie Mack
and U.S. Representative Pete Peterson; 'seeking
their aid in this matter as well as to the surround-
ing Florida Counties who border, or may be affect-
ed by any of the above and that they may be fur-
ther beseeched to seek solutions to this grave prob-
Signed this 13th day of February of 1996.
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous
vote, the Board adopted the resolution.
CAPE SAN BIAS LIGHTHOUSE Mr. Wayne
Childers stated that he had been'in contact with
the Coast Guard regarding the Cape San Bias
Lighthouse light being turned off. He requested
thatthe Chairman write a letter to the Coast Guard
requesting that the light be turned back on. Upon
motion. by Commissioner Peters, second, by
Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved for the Chairman to send a let-
ter to the Coast Guard.
RESOLUTION TRANSPORTATION DISAD-
VANTAGED/GULF COUNTY ASSOCIATION FOR
RETARDED CITIZENS Mr. John Stanley, qf the,
Gulf County Association for Retarded Citizens pre-
sented the Board with a resolution and a
Community Services Block Grant Application. He
reported that this grant will be used to provide
transportation for disadvantaged Gulf County citi-
zens, and requested that The Board approve the
resolution and grant application. Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner
Hammond, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the grant application and adopted the fol-,
February 13, 1996.
The 1996 Community Services Block Grant
for Gulf County was unanimously approved m.
open session of our regularly scheduled County
Commissioners meeting on February 13, 1996
SCommissioner Peters recognized Mrs. Shiela
Dunbar, the new director of the Gulf County
Association for Retarded Citizens.
CLAY CONTRACT MR. AARON TYRE -
Chairman Traylor stated that Mr. Aaron Tyre was
present to discuss concerns he has regarding bid 9
9495-54, that he was awarded on October 10,
1995. to provide the County with clay. Mr. Tyre
stated that he Is concerned that the County will
not honor their acceptance of his bid to provide
clay for the County. The Board stated that they
will fulfill the bid contract, however, they are con-
cerned about the quality and quantity of the clay.
Commissioner Peters questioned the attorney
regarding the legality of obtaining clay from other
sources. Auorney McFarland reported that as long
as County policy Is followed there is no legal prob-
NUISANCE ORDINANCE -Mr. Denrls
Hickson appeared before the Board to discuss the
nuisance ordinance He requested a llst ofnamrea
of people serving on the Code Enforcement Board.
Chairman Traylor requested that Building
Inspector Combs provide Mr Hickson with a list of
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond,
second by Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the consent agenda.
MINUTES NOVEMBER 8, 1995 WORK-
SHOP, JANUARY 16, 1996 WORKSHOP. JANU-
ARY 16. 1996 SPECIAL; JANUARY 22. 1996 -
SPECIAL; JANUARY 23. 1996 REGULAR
STATE AID AGREEMENTS GULF CO. PUB-
IC LIBRARY ($25,128.00)
INVOICE BARBARA SANDERS (82.595.50) i
ORDER FOR PAYMENT McFARLAND/PAR-
CHANGE ORDER C.W. ROBERTS
INVOICE PREBLE-RISH. INC./FLOOD .
MAPS (56.000.00); ROAD PAVING ($2.688.00)
INVOICE STAR PUBLISHING BID NO.
INVOICE WALLACE PUMP & SUPPLY. INC.
GULF AIRE FIRE HYDRANTS ($206.49)
INVOICE ST. JOE HARDWARE .G.C.F.D.
ORDER FOR PAYMENT JONES/HARSH-
MEDICAID BILLING NOVEMBER 1996
($21.432.42); DECEMBER 1995 ($17,754.33)
SHIP REFINANCE 'MORTGAGE/THURS-
DAY; DOWNPAYMENT ASST./NIXON ($5,800.00):'
DOWNPAYMENT ASST./IAMM ($13,000.00);
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGENDA
Commissioner Hammond moved to approve
the supplemental consent agenda contingent upon
the deletion of a judicial order for payment to Dr.
McClaren 1(750.001. a Judicial order for payment to
Dr. Annis (8450.00) and the resolution abandon-
ing a road at Beacon Hill. The motion died for lack
of a second. Commissioner Peters moved to
approve the supplemental consent agenda exclud-
ing the resolution to abandon a road in Beacon
Hil. Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion,
S and it passed 4-1 with Commissioner Hammond
objecting. Items approved:
JUDICIAL ORDER DR. McCLAREN/SLADE
(S750.00); JUDICIAL ORDER DR. ANNIS/SLADE
INVOICE ATTORNEY McFarland
NEW ROAD NAME DEAD LAKES -
TRAVEL REQUEST EMERGENCY
i MANG./91I COORDINATOR NELSON; STATEAND
LOCAL EMER. MANG. DATA USERS GROUP
TRAVEL REQUEST EMERGENCY
MANG./91I COORDINATOR NELSON; TRI-STATE ,
ADVERTISE ABANDONMENT OF ROADS -
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond, second
by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,'
the Board agreed to advertise proposed resolu-
tions abandoning a road In Beacon Hill and a road
in Indian Pass Subdivision.
ORDINANCE BANNING OF AIRBOATS --
Mr. Billy Griffin requested that the Board review
Gulf County Ordinance No, 90-3. prohibiting the
use of arboats in'St Joseph Bay. He staled that
the ordinance was passed, because of the negligent
acts of a few people. Mr. Griffin noted that
Commissioner Peteis was the only
Commissioner to oppose the Ordinance when it
was adopted. Chairman Traylor stated that the
Board would review the Ordinance.
INVOICE CITY OF
WEWAHITCHKA/PAGERS FOR THE WEWAHITCH-
KA -VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT- Upon
motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
:-, Commissioner Armstrong, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved payment of an invoice from the
City of Wewahllchka in the amount of 52,097.00
for pagers for the Wewahltchka Volunteer Fire
Department tobe paid from Other Current Charges
LEASE AGREEMENT OLD '
WEWAHrrCHKACOURTHOUSE/DEPT. OF HRS -
Chief Administrator Butler presented the Board
with a lease update agreement between the County
and the Department of HRS for 1,055 square feet
of space in the Old Wewahitchka Courthouse at the
rate of $9.36 per square foot. Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner
Hammond, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the renewal agreement Commissioner
Hammond requested that the Board try to keep the
rate per square foot equivalent for all tenants.
INVOICE NORTH FLORIDA CONSTRUC
TION/BEACON HILL PARK Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved payment of an invoice to North
Florida Construction In the amount of $39,428.82
for work at the Beacon Hill Park to be paid from the
FRDAP Grant funds.
DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE'
JUSTICE/JUVENILE FACILITY Chief
Administrator Butler reported that he has been'
contacted by the Department of Juvenile Jusuce
regarding a possible residential treatment facility
for Juveniles in Gulf County. He reported that he
will be writing a letter to the Dept. of Juvenile
Justice and will be happy to Include any comments
from the Board members In this letter.
MEDICAL DIRECTOR GULF COUNTY
JAIL- ChiefAdministrator Butler reported that Dr.
San Pedro, Senior Physician of the Gulf County
Public Health Unit has offered to provide the mini-
mum necessary Medical Director services to the
Gulf County jail at a cost of $6,000.00 per year.
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Hammond; and unanimous vote,;
the Board agreed to proceed with obtaining Dr. San
Pedro as Medical Director to the Jail.
ARPC TRANSPORTATION DISADVAN-
TAGED COORDINATING BOARD hief.
Administrator Butler reported that Commissioper.
Hammorid has resigned from the Gulf County
Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board',.
and requested that the Board appoint a new repre-
sentative. Chairman Traylor stated that the Board
Should appoint a new representative at the next reg- '
ular board meeting, February 27, 1996.
BOARD POLICY COUNTY CREDrr CARDS -
Upon moon by Commissioner Hammond'fscond'
by Commissioner Arrrtrong. and unanimous vote.
the Board adopted a policy for County issued cred-
A copy of the policy is on file in the Clerk's
The meeting recessed at 7:14 p.m., E.S.T.
The meeting reconvened at 7:37 p.m., E.S.T.
BARGAINING UNIT GRIEVANCES -
Administrator Wells reported that there are .two
grievance Issues being brought before the Board.
Mr. Wallace Brannon, union representative, stated
that two employees have filed grievances based on
the fact that they should have received an increase
in their wages and Job clasiil'catons
Administrator Wells reported that the time limit.
tions for fillrg these grievances have elapsed
Following further discussion, Commissioner Yeager
moved to table these two grievance issues for
review until the next regular Board meeting on
February 27, 1996, when they will be heard with
two other grievances. The motion was seconded by
Commissioner Peters, and It passed unanimously.
ADOPT RESOLUTION PRESERVATION
AND REPAIR OF STATE BEACHES Upon motion
by Commissioner Yeager, second by Commissioner
Hammond, and unanimous vote, the Board adopt-
ed Resolution #96-07 regarding adequate funding
for preservation and repair of State Beaches. A
copy of said resolution is on file In the Clerk's
RESOLUTION CREATING ENTERPRISE
ZONE IN GULF COUNTY Chief Administrator
Butler presented the Board with a proposed reso-
lution applying for an enterprise zone to be created
in Gulf County to aid the local fishermen affected
by the net ban. Upon Inquiry by Commissibter
Hammond, Chief Administrator Butler stated that
this does not waive any rights by the City of Port
St Joe or the County regarding City limits, taxing
authority, etc. Upon motion by. Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner Hammond, and.
unanimous vote, the Board adopted Resolution #
96-08. A copy of said Resolution is on file in the
Following a discussion, Chief Administrator
Butler recommended that the Board appoint an
Enterprise Zone Development Agency committee.
Upon motion by Commissioner' Peters, second by
Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous vote.
the Board appointed Chief Administrator Butler,
Ms. Tamara Laine of the Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce, and Ms; Pauline Pendarvis, City Clerk
of Port St Joe to make recommendations for the
appointees to the Enterprise Zone Development
HIGHLAND. VIEW WATER SYSTEM ORAL'
COMMENTS BY AUDITOR Chief Administrator
Buder noted that the Countys auditor. Mr. T.
Michael Tucker. has recommended that the County
pay-off the debt on the Highland View Water
System Instead of continuing to pay intereat
Commissioner Hammond stated that he believed
the County would be charged a penalty for paying
off the debt early, but that he would look into the
EMERGENCY H.O.M.E. FUNDS APPLICA-
TION HURRICANE OPAL Chief Administrator
Buller reported that on February 5. 1996. the
County submitted an rpplicanon to the State of
Florida for Emergency H.O.M.E. funds in an
BOARD POLICY TEMPORARY
HIRES/RETIREMENT Chief Administrator
Butler presented the Board with a proposed policy
for temporary employees. Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager. second by Commissioner"
Hammond, and unanimous vote, the Board adopt-
ed the following policy:
i) Temporary hires shall be selected from a
field of applicants that responded to a public notice
which indicated the term length of the position.
S2) Temporary hire Position shall not exceed
any portion of six (6) consecutive calendar months.
3) If it is deemed necessary for a position to
last longer than six (6) consecutive calendar i
months, a public notice should be published. The
position shall be filled from the applicants received
from the public notice.
.. 4) TheBoard-.or. ts-designee can .authorie---
the hiring of an mndiidual, without advertising, .o
fill' a vacancy or a permanent eTiiployee who is
unable to work due to sick leave, vacation, etc.
ROAD DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE RESIG-
NATION Chief Administrator Butler reported
that Mr. Earnest Rhames, a Road Departrent
employee, is prepared to resign, because of health
reasons. Commissioner Hammond moved to
accept Mr. Rhames' voluntary resignation; when
ven, and upon receipt of resignation to terminate
hs employment, including all benefits.
Commissioner Armstrong seconded the motion
and It passed unanimously.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES -
INSPECTION, -Emergency Medical Services
Director McGuffin reported that the EMS passed
an' inspection'by the Dept. of HRS on January 17,
1996 with exemplary vehicle status and exemplary
records status. He noted that the Emergency
Medical Services will be exempt from announced
inspections for two years from the inspection date,
due to their exemplary status The Board com- ,
mended the EMS Department on their hard work.
NEWS ARTICLE FUNDS FOR REPAIRING
AND REMODELING HOMES SHIPAdministrator.
Williams reported to the Board that he has received
numerous phone calls regarding an article Ir, the
'- STAR newspaper, referencing State, Federal. and
Local programs that provide funds for the repair
and remodeling of homes He stated that the arti-
cle was an advertisement to sell a book. Gulf
County has no funds, other than the SHIP funds
present being used, or the Emergency H.O.M.E.'
funds being provided to Hurricane Opal victims. '
ADVERTISE TO ACCEPT BIDS BEACHES
WATER SYSTEM Bill Kennedy, of Preble-Rish,
Inc reported that the County has begun adverus-
ing to accept bids for a hydropneumatic tank and
upgrade work to the Beaches Water System. He
reported that this advertisement will run..for four
weeks and bids will be accepted on March 12. .
EMERGENCY BERMS CAPE SAN BIAS -
Bill Kennedy. of Preble-Rish. Inc reported that the
scraping has begun on the Emergency berms at
Cape San Bias. He stated that DEP was required to
inspect the berms before work could continue, and
while waiting for the inspection, the contractors
permit expired He requested that the Board grant
a 30 extension to Todd Land Development on their
berm contract due to the unanticipated delay.
BEACON HILL PARK
-Bill Kennedy. of Preble-Rlsh. Inc.. reported that ,
Beacon Hill Park is approximately half way fin-
i DRAINAGE DITCH .DALKEITH/MACE-
MARTIN ROAD 'Chairman Traylor recalled that
in May, 1995 the County installed gates in a cul-
vert on State Road 381, near' the Mace-Martin'
Road in Dalkelth in an attempt to divert water from
Mr. Foy Adams' property. UnforLunately, the gates '
Caused the water to back-uip onto an adjoining
person's property. He requested Attorney
McFarland to make a recommendation for action
by the Board. Attorney McFarland stated that since
the Board's original action of installing the gates, Is
causing damage to the adjoining property, the
Board is obligated to correct the damage; however,
in doing so the water will revert back to Mr. Adams'
property. He recommended that the Board allow.
' .nature to take Its course and not interfere with the
normal flow of the water. Bill Kennedy, of Preble-
Rish, Inc. stated that the Corps of Engineers and .
the Department of Environmental Protection have
recommended that the property owners build a
berm to help keep the water off of their property.
ROAD PAVING CHANGE ORDERS/PRE-
CONSTRUCTION MEETING Upon Inquiry by .i
Commissioner Hammond regarding when the
County will'be meeting to discuss change orders
for the proposed road bond paving, Bill Kennedy, of
Preble-Rish. Inc., reported that there will be a pre-.
construction meeting on March 7, 1996.
COUNTY ROAD 30 AND 30E/DEPARTMENT
OF TRANSPORTATION Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Yeager, Chief Administrator Butler
reported that he has not received any official
answer from the Department of Transportation
regarding the State taking over
maintenance/paving of County Road 30 and 30E. -
ROAD PAVING PRECONSTRUCTION
MEETING Commnissioner Hammond noted that
he has several projects that he would like to pro-
ceed with and that the Board needs to make their
final decisions In regard to which roads.will be
added or deleted from the road bond paving list He
requested that the 'Chairman arrange a special
meeting to discuss these topics. Chairman Traylor
stated that he would arrange a date and time and
let the Board know.
CONSULTANT AGREEMENT TROPICAL
STORM ALBERTO Emergency Management
Director Wells presented the Board with proposed
consultant agreement between Gulf County and
Disaster Resource Management to provide the
County with disaster recovery consultant services
for hazard mitigaton projects related to Tropical
Storm Alberto He requested that the board review
DRAINAGE DITCH DALKEITH/MACE-
MARTIN ROAD Chairman Traylor requested
SEARCH AND RESCUE GULF COAST
ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE Commissioner
Hammond requested that the Chairman write a let-
ter to the Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative request-
ing that two security lights be hooked up at the
White City Park and be billed to the White City
BEACON HILL/ST. JOE BEACH NO PASS-
ING ZONE Mr. Bo'Williams, of St Joe Beach,
reported that he had written a letter to Mr.
Prescott, of the Department of Transportation,
regarding heavy traffic at St Joe Beach. In
response, Mr. Williams reported that he received a
letter from the Dept of Transportation stating that
they will create a no passing zone beginning at the
Gulf County/Bay County line and continuing east-
ward to 500 feet east of Pine Street at St Joe
With no further business and upon motion
by Commissioner Yeager, second by Commissioner
Hammond, and unanimous vote, the meeting did
then adjourn at 8:50p.m., E.S.T.
Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
Benny C. Lister, Clerk
Judge Moore Announces Plans
Small Claims Seminar "Part II"
that Attorney McFarland send a letter to Ms.
Adams, in Dalkeith, explaining the Board's posi-
tion regarding the gates on the culverts in
CLOSURE PERMIT ST. JOE DUMP Solid
Waste Director Danford reported that he was con-
tacted by a representative of the Dept of
Environmental Protection concerning a closure
permit for the SL Joe Dump. He reported that the
dump has been closed; however, it was never offi-
cially closed by the Dept. of Environmental
Protection. The Dept of Environmental Protection
is now offering to waive the permit application fee
:and to apply the previously passed years toward
the 20 year closure requirement;
TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE ROAD DEPART-
MENT Solid Waste Director Danford reported
that Mis Unda Long was hired to assist with the
Damage Survey Reports (DSR) at the Road
DepartmenL He sLated' that she has made consid-
erable progress and that she will be assisting
' Emergency Management/911 Coordinator Nelson
Sfor a few more weeks. He requested that the Board
approve a salary of $6.75 pr hour for Ms. Long.
Commissioner Peters moved td approve the salary.
The motion was seconded by Commissioner
Hammond, and It passed unanimously.
DEMOLITION OF HOUSES DAMAGED BY
HURRICANE OPAL- Solid Waste Director Danford
recommended that the Board advertise to accept
bids for demolition of houses damaged by
'Hurricane Opal as soon as the County has all the
necessary information and Commissioner Yeager
moved to accept the recommendation. The motion
was seconded by Commissioner Hammond, and in
discussion, he inquired if County personnel could
be used instead of the County bidding the process.,
Commissioner Yeager stated that FEMA had rec-
o .mmended that the County accept bids. Following
further discussion, the motion passed unanimous-
LANDFILL GRANT APPLICATION Solid
Waste Director Danford reported that the Dept of
Environmental Protection had contacted him with
some questions regarding Gulf County's applica-
tion for reimbursement of the Buckhorn Landfill
He stated that a letter of reply was sent, and the
County Is now waiting for final approval of the
RECEIVE' BEACH CLEANING MACHINE
(BARBER SURF-RAKE) Solid waste Director
Danford reported that the beach cleaning machine
(Barber Surf-Rake) was received today.
AMEND ORDINANCE CONSTRUCTION
LICENSING BOARD Attorney McFarland report-
ed that there are potential problems regarding Gulf
County's Ordinance 93-12 establishing a licensing
board to regulate contractors in Gulf County. The
Board agreed for Attorney McFarland to draft a
proposed ordinance amending Ordinance 93-12
and correcung any potential problems.
LITIGATION FIVE POINTS LANDFILL -
Attorney McFarland reported that he had received
notice of a lawsuit against the County regarding an
accidental death at the Five Points Landfill. The
Board authorized Attorney McFarland to forward
all necessary information to the insurance compa-
JOBS AND EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP
(JEP) Ms. Tamara Laine, of the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce, reported that the State is
dissolving the Jobs Training Partnership
Association (JTPA) and creating a new program,
the Jobs and Education Partnership (JEP). The
new program will consist of three bordering coun-
ties, sharing Informaton on jobs and training She
requested that the Board appoint three ditzens to
serve on a governing committee. Ms. Lane recom-
mended Ms. Jan Traylor. Mr. Roy Smith, and Ms.
Ruth Phillips. Commissioner Peters moved to
accept the recommendations and appoint these cit-
izens to the JEP committee. The motion was sec-
onded by Commissioner Yeager. and it passed 4-0
with Chairman Traylor abstaining. The Board also
appointed Commissioner Yeager to serve on this
ENTERPRISE ZONE Upon request by Ms.
Tamara Laine, of the Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce, the Board agreed to have the Chairman
wnte a letter to the Apalachee Regional Planning
Council supporting the application for the
Enterprise Zone to be created in Gulf County.
CLAY CONTRACTS ADVERTISE BIDS -
Charman Traylor discussed the clay contract with
Mr. Tyre, stating he felt there had been abreach of
contract because Mr. Tyre misrepresented the
availability of his clay to the Board. Following fur-
ther discussion regarding the County's need for
clay, Commissioner Peters moved to re-advertise to
accept bids for 10,000 15,000 cubic yards of clay.
The motion was seconded by Commissioner
Hammond, and following a discussion in which the
Board stated that 10.000 15,000 cubic yards of
clay will not be enough. Commissioner Peters
amended his motion to advertise for 10.000 -
30.000 cubic yards of clay to be used m road
paving projects, with award of the bid contingent
upon Chief Administrator Butler and Road
Superbiutendent Lester approving the quality and
availability of clay. including mileage needed to
transport the clay. The motion was seconded by
Commissioner Hammond, and It passed unani-
RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CON-
FERENCE Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner Hammond, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved for
Commissioner Yeager to-attend a Rural Economic
Development Conference in Tallahassee on
Wednesday, February 14, 1996.
LIGHTS FOR BALL FIELD Commissioner
Yeager stated that the City of Port SL Joe is prepar-
ing a ballrleld for teenage girl softball. He stated
that the field will be used by Wewahntchka teams
as well. Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Hammond. and unanimous
vote. the Board agreed to contribute up to
S4.000.00 for lights to light the ballfleld
Comrmsaloner Yeager noted that Florida Power Is
also contributing to the project
GAME AND FRESH WATER COMMISSION -
GULF COUNTY BOAT LANDINGS Commissioner
Peters noted a letter from the Game and Fresh
Water Commission regarding signs placed by the
Gulf County Board or County Commissioners at
two Gulf County boat landings Commissioner
Peters moved to remove the signs from the boat
landings at this time. The motion was seconded by
Commissioner Yeager. and It passed 4-1 with
Chairman Traylor opposing. Chairman Traylor
stated that he would write a letter to the Game and
Fresh Water Commission apologizing for placing
the signs at the boat landings.
GULF COUNTY FISHING PIER -
Commissioner Peters noted that the Board received
a letter of support from Representative Robert
Trammell. for the Gulf County Fishing Pier at Cape
San Bias. Upon inquiry, Chief Administrator Butler
reported that he.has not received any word from
the State regarding the Grant application for the
COUNTY INVESTMENT POLICY -
Commissioner Hammond requested that Clerk
Lister formulate a financial investment policy for
the County, based on the recommendation of the
auditor, Mr. T. Michael Tucker. Commissioner
Hammond also requested that Clerk Lister Invite
Mr. Tucker to the next County Commissioners
ROAD PAVING BOND MONEY POLICY -
Commissioner Hammond requested Chief
Administrator Butler to devise a disbursement
schedule for the Road paving bond money, in order
to avoid paying penalties: '
FUEL MANG. SYSTEM SHERIFF'S
DEPT./MOSQUITO CONTROL/ROAD DEPT. -
Commissioner Hammond requested an update on
the status of the Fuel Management System. Solid
waste Director Danford reported that the cables
have been ordered, and the pumps should be
received within the next two weeks. After the
pumps are received, it should take another two -
three weeks for installation to be complete.
UNANTICIPATED REVENUE FEMA/HUR-
RICANE OPAL Commissioner Hammond
requested that Solid Waste Director Danford, Chief
Administrator Butler, Administrator/Emergency
Management Director Wells, and Clerk Lister com-
pile a total of all. unanticipated revenue received
-from FEMA for Hurricane Opal and all unanticd-
pated revenue that the County can expect to
rercele from FEMA for Hurricane Opal.
Commissioner Hammond also requested an item-
ized list' of costs incurred due to Hurricane Opal
and the amount of spendable unanticipated rev-
enue after all other costs have been paid.
sentea to me puD1iC uby uclcutve
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires,
and defective lighting equipment
In addition, attention will be.di-
rected to drivers who would vio-
late the driver .license laws of
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. INAND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CrZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK
OF PORT sr. JOE
vs. CASE NO. 95-298-CA
DAVID S. REED SMALLBUSINESS
ADMINISTRATION,'an agency of
the United States, and APALACHEE
REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL,
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 Plaindif 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 St. Joe.
Florida. at 11:00 am.. EST, on the 25th day of
April. 1996. the following described property as set
forth In said Fnal Judgment, to-wit
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 CIRCUIf COURT,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ALSO: THE NORTHWESTERLY 0.70 FEET OF
LOT 21. BLOCK 16 OF THE OFFICIAL MAP
NO. 1 OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JoE, .AS ;
RECORDED IN PEAT BOOK 1, PAGE 16, OF1 ,
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY. :
LESS AND EXCEPT. THE NORTHWESTERLY i
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 I.
PAGE 16. OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
DATED this 25th day ofMarch, 1996.
BENNY C. MUSTER
Clerk of Court
By/s/ Robbi S. Wells. Deputy Clerk
2tc. March 28 and April 4; 1996.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. INAND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 96-17
IN RE: The Estate of
MAXINE E. KUHLMANN,
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
MAXINE E. KUHLMANN. deceased. [Fle Number'
96-17. Is pending In the Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida. Probate Division, the address of
which ts Gulf County Courthouse. 1000 5th
Street Port SL Joe. Florida 32456. The names and,
addresses of the Personal Representatives and
their attorney are set forth below.'
All interested persons are required to file
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS NOTICE. (1) All
claims against the estate and (2) any objection by
an interested person on whom notice was served
that challenges the validity of the Will the
qualifications of the Personal Representative,
venue orjurisdiction of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
DATE of the first publication of this Notice of
Administration is April 4, 1996.
/s/ IDA GLOVER ,
758 Forrest Park
Grand Prairie, TX 7502
/s/ WILLIAM J. RISH
RISH & GIBSON. P.A.
303 4th Street
P. O. Box39
Port SL.Joe, Florida 32456
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0066806
2tc. April 4 and 11, 1996.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK
OF PORT ST. JOE,
vs. CASE NO. 95-298-CA
DAVID S. REED, SMALL BUSINESS
ADMINISTRATION, an agency of
the United States, and APALACHEE
REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL,
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 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 INTHE PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 30
AND 31, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT, OF GULF COUNTY.
DATED this 25th day of March, 1996.
BENNY C. LISTER
Clerk of Court
By/a/ Robbl S. Wells, Deputy Clerk
2tc, March 28 and April 4, 1996.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
The City of Wewahltchka has received funding
from the Florida Small Cities Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the
rehabilitation of twenty-eight (28) homes in the
Al~ Interested individuals and firms are invited to
pre-qualify for addition to the bidders list The
required documents to be submitted are as
1. The complete name of the individual or firm
doing business, street address, mailing
address, telephone number.
2. Federal Employee Identification Number or
Social Security Number.
-3. The name, mailing address, and Social
Security Number of all principals n the firm.
4. Cop of Occupational LIcense o, any
applcable trade license .required by local
5. Copy of state certification or registration from
the appropriate agency.
6 Proof of insurance to include general ltabilty,
and worker's compensation or a waiver from
the appropriate agency.
The completed package should be mailed to Julian
Webb and Associates. Inc.. 712 W. Washington
Street. Quincy. Florida 32351. Attn: David Hines.
For further Information call 190I 627-2363.
THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA IS AN EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY/FAIR HOUSING COMMUNITY
3lc, March 21. 28. and April 4, 1996.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUrr OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. INAND FOR GULF COUNT'.
CASE NO. 96-6-CP
IN RE: The Estate of
INORA M. BUTLER., .';
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE 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. ,ponr
Joe, Florida 32456. The name and addresr:f the
Personal Representative and his attorney set
forth below. 4 V .
The total cash vaue of the estate is S600.00
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 St. Joe, Fl 32456
Ms. Mildred Dickson 404 Hodrick Street
Port St Joe, FL 32456
Willie J.McNair 321 Avenue C
Port St Joe, FL 32456
Ms. Mercedes Dixon 1123 Columbia Road NW
Washington. DC 20009
Mr. Joe N. McNair 1121 Nassau Street
-All Interested persons are required to.file.
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS NOTICE. II) All
claims against the estate and 121 any objection by
an interested person on whom police was served
that challenges the validity of the: Will, the
qualifcations of the Pqrsonal Representative,
Avenue orJurisdiction of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
DATE.of the first publication of this Notice of
Administration is March 28, 1996.
/s/WILIE J. MCNAIR
321 AVENUE C
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONALREPRESENTATIVE
RISH, GIBSON, & JONES
303 FOURTH STREET
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456
(904) 229.82 11
FL BAR NO. 0048674
2tc. March 28 and April 4, 1996.
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
aill hold a public hearing Tuesday. April 23. 1996'
at 6 05 p.m.. E.S.T. to consider the adoption of an
ordinance with the following Udle.
AN ORDINANCE OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
RELATING TO THE CREATING OF LIENS TO
RECOVER THE COSTS OF THE COUNTY IN
PROVIDING MEDICAL/DENTAL SERVICES TO
THOSE INDIVIDUALS IN THE CUSTODY OF THE
COUNTY; PROVIDING FOR JUDICIAL
DETERMINATION OF THE VALUE OF SERVICES
PROVIDED; PROVIDING' FOR INDIVIDUAL
RESPONSIBILITY FOR REIMBURSEMENT FOR
SERVICES PROVIDED; PROVIDING FOR LIENS;
PROVIDING FOR COLLECTION, PROVIDING FOR
OPPORTUNITY TO CONTEST VALUE
DETERMINATION; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY: PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
2tc; April 4 and 11, 1996 .
INVITATION TO BID
Sealed proposals will be received n 'the office of
the City Clerk,, 305 Fifth Street, Port St Joe,
Florida, until 4:30 p.m., May. 7, 1996, for
furnishing and delivering, F.O B.. Port St Joe,
Florida. to replace Municipal Buildings windows
as outlined in the specifications pertaining thereto
Specfications and bid documents may be obtained
from the City Clerk's Office,305 Fifth Street, Port
St Joe, Florida 32456, telephone (904) 229-8261,
Monday through. Friday,'between 8:00 am. and
5:00 p.m. Bids will be publicly opened and read at ..
8:30 p.m., May 7. 1996. in the City Commission
Chambers, City Hall, 305 Ffth Street, Port St.Joe,
Florida. The Cty reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all bids, or to select the Bid felt to be
in the best interest of the City.
/ / Pauline Pendarvis, City Clerk
Itc. April 4, 1996.
INVITATION TO BID
Sealed proposals will be.received in the office of
the City Clerk, 305 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe,
Florida. until, 4:30 p.m., May 7, 1996. for -
furnishing and delivering FO.B., Port St Joe,
Florida, for a household waste shredder as
outlined In the specifications pertaining thereto.
Specifications and bid documents may be obtained
from the City Clerk's Office, 305 Fifth Street, Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456, telephone (904) 229-8261,
Monday through Friday, between 8:00 am. and
5:00 p.m. Bids ivll be publicly opened and read at
8:30 p.m.. May 7, 1996, in the City Commission
Chambers, City Hall, 305 Fifth Street Port St. Joe,
Florida. The City reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all bids, or to select the Bid felt to be
in the best interest of the City.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis, City Clerk
Itc, April 4, 1996.
____~_ __ _I_ _I
Suppose you attended the re- emptions, exclusion levy and gar-
cent Small Claims Seminar or nishment.
you actually filed a claim and ob- Collecting a Final Judgement
trained a Final Judgement. From has been compared to "trying to
experience you now know the civ- get blood out of a turnip". Per-
il justice system works. At least haps, after attending the Judge-
you know it works up to this ment Collection Workshop you
point, will be better informed about how
But, what happens after a Fi- and where to squeeze the turnip.
nal Judgment is rendered? What FHPCond
can a Judgment Creditor do to F du t
collect a Final Judgment. What
exemptions are available toa a Checkpoi
Judgment debtor? Checkpoints
These questions and many The Florida Highway' Patrol
others will be addressed at the
will be conducting driver license
upcoming Judgment Collection and vehicle inspection, check-
Workshop presented by Gulf points during the week of April 5
County Judge Bob Moore. The thr April 11 on SR-71 near CR-
workshop will be Friday, April 12 27h and CR-22 near the Bay
from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. (ET). It 275Cotyline. near theBa
will be held in the courtroom at Countyline.
the Gulf County Courthouse. Recognizing the danger pre-
The speakers at the Work-
shop will be four area attorneys.
Each attorney will discuss a-spe-
cific topic related to tfie post-
Final Judgment collection 'pro-
cess. Some of the topics present-
ed will be perfecting the Final
Judgment, discovery of assets,
real and personal property ex-
THE STAR. PORT St. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 4,' 1996 PAGE 7B
2nd Annual Carrabelle
Taking consignments now for
April 20th auction.
Wafe Chark AUCTIONS
AB1239, AU1737 3tc 3/28
1988 Black and silver Firebird Trans
Am, T-tops, $3,700 or best offer. 784-
1711, leave message. 3tp 4/4
1993 Dodge Caravan, at, ac, arm/fm
cass., pwr door lock, cruise, tilt, new
tires, 44,500 miles. Excellent cond.
$11,900. Call 827-2389 after 5:30
p.m. Eastern. 2te 4/4
Vehicles for Sale: 1990 Chevrolet
Geo Storm. 1991 Chevrolet 0-20 Dix-
ie Van. 1992 Mazda 626 DX. 1992
Nissan Maxima, 1994 Hyundal Elan-
tra. Call Debbie or Diane at St. Joe
Papermakers Federal Credit Union for
details. (904) 227-1156., 2tc 4/4
1984 Chrysler LeBaron. loaded, Must
see. $1,200 obo. Call 648-3048. Ite
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
Entire inventory of Coyote Imports,
Mexico Beach. Gifts, baskets, rod iron
stands, etc. Call 648-5903. tfc 4/4
Start Your Own
Call (904) 747-8327
Two mobile home lots for rent, located
in Wewahitchka. 639-2511. Itp 4/4
Two bedroom mobile home, cen. h&a,
no pets. St. Joe Beach. 648-5432.
For Rent: 2 bedroom furnished trailer
In Highland View. $225 month. $150
deposit 227-1260. 2tc 3/28
2 bedroom furnished trailer at Over-
street. Call 648-5306. ,tfc 4/4
2 bdrm. apartment, 2 blocks from
beach. Days 90474-7356, 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
One bdrm. apartment, cen. air and
heat, energy efficient, $200 deposit,
$300 month. 229-6314. tfc 4/4
1,500 s.f. metal building and approx.'
1/2 acre enclosed by chain link fence.
Located in Jones Homestead. Call Bil-
ly Carr, 227-2020. tfc 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 tfc 4/4
BAYOU STORAGE, units for rental
High and Dry after Opal. Located on
Hwy. C-30 next to Todd Land Devel-
opment. Call 229-8397 or 227-2191.
The Phantry Hotel, Rooms Private
baths. Daily or weekly rates. 302 Reid
Ave. Port St. Joe, 229-9000. tfc 4/4
Warehouses, small 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-
ture, 227-1251;. tfc4/4
PINE RIDGE APTS., (904) 227-7451.
Rents starting at $245.00 per mo. Af-
fordable Living for low to middle in-
come families. Featuring 1, 2 & 3:
bedroom apts. with cen. h&a, energy:.
saving appliances, patios & outside
storage. For hearing impaired call
,(904) 472-3952. Equal Housing Op-
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & re-
frig., cen. h&a, screen porch, car-
port & laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house,' 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto: heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tapper
Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable hous-
ing for the elderly and the handi-
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., handicapped equip-
ped apts., available. Stove & refrig.
furn., fully carpeted, 1 bdrm.; apts.,
Equal Opportunity Housing Com-
plex. Rent is based on income.
This complex is funded by the Farm-
ers Home Administration and man-
aged by Advisors Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
Now for Rent:
(next to Citizen Federal)
Ready for Occupancy
Garage Sale: 65 First St., Mexico
Beach, Saturday, 8 to 12. Household
items, furniture, clothing, boys size to
4, girls size 8 and ladies' name
brands. Itc 4/4
Indian Pass C-30, Osceola, Saturday,
8-12. Antiques, collectables, trunk,
tools, memorabilia, pictures. Storage
building. Large discounts Sunday,
Yard Sale, April 6, 405 Woodward
Ave. 9-12. ltc 4/4
Yard Sale: Saturday, April 6, 8 a.m. -
noon. 341 Selma St., St. Joe Beach.
Lots of boy sand girl baby clothes, 0-
12 months, Dishwasher. Rain can-
Big Barn Flea Market
Opei Mon. Sat., rain or
shine. We buy and sell.
412 Monument Ave.
Certified Nursing Assistants: 1i
p.m. 7a.m. shift, new pay scale rec-
ognizing experience. Apply in person
at Bay St. Joseph Care Center, 220
Ninth St. tfc 3/28
Job Notice: The City of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for the follow-
(2) Maintenance I, Workers, IWWTP
($6.21/hour). Application and job de-
scription may be picked up and re-
turned to the Municipal Building, 305
Fifth St., April 4 April 9.
The City of Port St Joe enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis,
City Clerk 2tc 4/4
If you enjoy working with friendly cus-
tomers in a smoke free environment,
"Freckles" Is it 648-4443. 2tc 4/4
Receptlonist/reservationist, need per-
sonfull time, people skills, able to
meet and greet people, computer ex-
perience helpful, will train. Please
send resume to: Anchor Vacation
Properties, HC 1, Box 357, Port St
Joe, or call 229-2777. 2te 4/4
Sales opening for person with Florida
Real Estate license. Parker Realty of
Mexico Beach, 904-648-5777, fax
#648-5779. 2tc 3/28
360' Communications s accepting re-
sumes Ifor Customer Service Repre-
sentatives. Position requires excellent
communication skills, typing and
data entry skills, as well as computer
knowledge. Prefer tow years customer
service. experience. EOE/AA employ-
er. Send resumes to: Kristin Eagan,
360' Communications, 2503 Hwy. 77
'North, Panama City, FL 32405.
T E SV
Surfside Serenity Group, Ist United
Methodist Church. 22nd St.. Mexico
Beach. Monday 7:30: Friday 7:30.
All times central. 647-8054.
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Port St. Joe *227-2112
Just Give Us A Call
Lew- 227-6628 2, p,4/
Specializing in Reroofs ,
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price"
Fayo's Nail & '
TOTAL NAIL CARE
1905 Long Ave., Port St. Joe
Wolff Tanning System Call for Appt.
A 8 R Mechanical
WEWA SIDING CO.
Vinyl Siding At
A Reasonable Cost
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
'Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m. :
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday. 8:00 p.m.
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church, PSJ
In my home Monday Friday Reasonab 16
rates in a good enviorrnment .w/plentybof,
experience Please call day or nignt ,
For all your Household Storage Needs,
is your answer! Please call
day or night 229-8624,
Teresa, Tupperware Consultant.
Catherine L. Collier
Indenpendelit Sales Repensentlatiu
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
TLC LAWN SERVICE
"Catering to All Your Lawn Service Needs"
MOWING, EDGING, TRIMMING, SPRAYING,
FERTILIZING, WEEDING, CLEAN OUTS,
SPRINKLER REPAIR, AND LANDSCAPING
John F. Law
Practicing over 29 Years
No Recovery No Fee (Costs Only)
-7229 Deer Haven Road, P.C.
LOANS D 8 J PAWN SHOP
'The Lttle House with the Big Deals"
SComer of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Business: (9041 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9-12
Harmon's Heavy Equipment co.
Specializing in Black Top Soil
BULL DOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS TRACTORS DUMP'TRUCKS
648-8924 OR 648-5767 if no answer
LIC # RF0051042
FREE ESTIMATES RG'001008
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821
- MAID A DIFFERENCE, houseclean-
ing services, have references. 227-
Housewife with references would like
to keep small babies in her home. Call
229-8893. 2tc 3/28
Pressure Washing, Houses, Mobile
Homes, Residential, Commercial.
639-3028. tfe 3/28
C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
SRt. 2, Box A1C, Port St. Joe
Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
pd. thru April
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
UC. #ERP013168* INSURED
"Caring for God's Creation"
Genesis Lawn Service
Free Estimates testt & Dependable
Average Stump $10.00
A-I Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
MOWING RAKING WEEDING
Serving Mexico Beach, St Joe Beach,
Port St. Joe & Wewahitchka
"I will work for YOU!" CLYDE SANFORD
Mexico Beach, FL
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St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
I Small Engine Repairs I
Factory Warranty Center
jI Tillers I
*I Engine Sales I
I 706 Ist St. St. Joe i
LOOK, Screen/glass rooms win-
dows siding. Look at work I've done.
If you like it. hire me. Expert woikl
Rock bottom prices Licensed general
contractor. The Houise Doctors, (904)
647-3452 or 1-800-919-HOUSE.
CATERING & CAKES
5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112
BOB'S PAINT &
29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE E5TIAATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK.
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229'
Don't forget the outside
of your hduse, porch,
sidewalk and driveway.
INSURANCE FREE ESTIMATES
4476 Hwy. 98, #3
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
S- i Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
* Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
[ PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Guf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
Port St Joe Lbdge No. 111
Reg. Stated Communication
Ist and 3rd Thursday of each,
month, 8:00 p.m..Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave.
Robert Redmon, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.
1st & 3rd weeks -Dec.
announces NEW PENTIUMS
starting at $1169,
P75 Multimedia $1.365.
P50's from $1799
Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00,. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.
Do you nave missing/broken pieces or
Tupperware. or would you just like to
see a neW catalog? CaIll
Patricia Taylor, Consultantatrc/2
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>Ucense Mo. RG0033177
PILING & CONSTRUCTION 'CO.
Foundation Piling Crane Rental
Post Office Box 624 Telephone (904) 229-6411
Port St. Joe, FL 52457 Mobile (904) 227;6284
SLand Clearing Road Building -
SStump Pulling Bush Hogging
Rootraking Fish Ponds
955 SR 381 Terry L. Brock
Wewahitchka, FL32465 Phone (904) 639-3829
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SrKEiRT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 tfc 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 0c12/14
. :- R.ATE.S: ,.R
. Llne ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
'. 5 for each addltiondl word.
:.* $2.00 for each consecutive
2 week with no changes. Call
S227-1278 to place yours.
.* DEADLINE: :
.~ 2 2 .. 2 ~ .~ 2 2 .2 .2 .~. 2 *. 2 2. 2 2 2 ~ .. 2 2 2 .* 2 2.~ .
Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Free Estimates and Design
Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair
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P~AGE iB S^ ^MB THEB STAR POTS. O.FL*TURDY ARL4,19
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Survey field crew positions available,
with or without experience. Tempo-
rary and permanent. 227-7322.
The Florida Coalition Against Do-
mestic Violence is hiring an organiz-
er to work in Gulf and Calhoun'
counties. Must have experience in so-
ecial services or criminal justice an.
understanding of the dynamics of do-
mestic and sexual violence, and pub-
lic speaking skills. Experience with
volunteers a plus. You must be a
self-starter with strong, communica-
tion skills and, a dependable vehicle.
Position is OPS full time April-Sept.,
and pays $10 per hour. Send resume
and three references to: FCADV Train-
ing Coordinator, 1535-C5 Killearn
Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308.
Position open for part time cook.
Weekends required.' Apply in person
at St. Joseph Bay Country Club.
Gulf County Univ. of Florida Exten-
sion Program will be accepting appli-
cations from March 25 April 8th for
the position of Extension program as-
sistant Work Is 40 hours per week,
hours are irregular arid 'will include
some nights and: weekends. Pay is
$5.19 per hour with full state bene-
Duties will include conducting les-
sons 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-
.tomobfle, valid Florid driver's license
and automobile liability insurance.
Applications can be picked .up .be-
:tween the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
SCST Monday,- Friday at the Extension
Office or received by mail by. calling
'639-3200. An Equal Opportunity/
Aflirmative Action" Employer.
Taking applications for employmenL'
Job hours are 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Monday Friday. Apply; at Hungry
Howle's.. tfc 3/28
Reservation Clerk must have.experi-
ence with computers, bookkeeping
and public relations. Weekend work
required. Submit resume to' Parker
Realty of Mexico Beach, 904-648-
5777. Fax 648-5779. '2tc 3/28
Spring has arrived -
Sand we're expanding.
Sour staff We're search-
ing for friendly cashiers
and deli workers for
second and third shifts.
Good starting pay, shift,
and the opportunity to
sell the World's Best
Selling Gasoline. Please
apply at Port St. Joe
Shell. 609 Monument
E-Z Serve. Asst. Managers, Sales As-
sociates, full and part-time. Pro-
gressive convenience store chain
seeking Full & Part-Time employees
for all shifts. Excellent Pay and Bene-
fits. No experience necessary will
train. Call one of the following loca-
tions for interview or apply at any of
the several E-Z Service locations lo-
cated near you.
Port St. Joe 647-8826
Apalach area 653-8322
Bay County 785-1949
Now hiring waiters, waitresses, cooks,
dishwashers, full or part time, flexible
hours. Apply Julie's Restaurant, 222
Reid Ave., Port St. Joe. tfc 4/4
Captains, Mates, Engineers. ABs,
OSs, experienced- Deckhands needed
for offshore oil, industry. 'Competitive
salary, benefits, hitch schedules. Call
Maritime. 904-234-9900. 12tp 3/7
Top 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. tfc 4/4
LOST: Light orange, long haired cat
named Yellow Kitty". Please notify
"The Dobsons", 1314 Garrison Ave.
229-2603. Any information please.
P3 Itp 4/4
SLOST. between Wonder Bar and Bea-
con Hill light, a pair of scissors in
blue case. Please call 648-8831 or
286-4300. .. ........ 2tc 4/4
9MO camcorder and, stand, paid'
$850, will take $450. Has never been
used,'ordered from J. C. Penney Co.
Call Ernest Longmire at 227-1579.
GCCC correctional uniforms, med.
shirt, pants 33x32, $20.00 set Ger-
man snuff bottle collection, best offer.
227-2049. Itc 4/4
White day bed. S75. White dresser
and night stand, 875. 229-8474.
Used appliances, Hotpoint refrigera-
tor, almond, $75; Admiral upright
freezer, $60. 647-3596. Itc 4/4
Air conditioner, 18,000 btu window
unit, $350. 904-670-8270 after 6:00
p.m. tc 4/4
Beds for Sale, full size, $50-$80, 8
beds to choose from. 229-9282.
5 Lizette bridesmaid dresses, 3Snew, 2
worn once, sizes vary. Purple chiffon
bodice w/white chiffon off the shoul-
der collar. Matching shoes available.
Call for information day. 229-8226.
evenings, 827-2929. Will sell together
or separate. 2tc4/4
Playhouse for sale. Call 227-7314.
Whirlpool free standing, self-cleaning-
electric range 30:, white/black, like
new. $275. Call 229-6971 after 6:00
p.m. Itp 4/4
IBM compatible computer. Complete
system w/printer. Epson Equity 11I+
286, AT computer with 2 hard drives.
2 floppy drives, color monitor, mouse
and Okidata' Microllne 92 printer.
Ready to go and easy to use, $375.00.
Also Tandy Printer ($40) and Atari
game system with 36 games ($35).
229-9112 (8 am to 5 pm) or 229-8427
(after 5 pm). Itp 4/4
15 cu. ft. Sears chest freezer $150
obo, 700 gal. propane tank, excel.
cond.. $500 obo. 227-2008.
Very attractive sofa, 7 1/2 ft. long,
like new, call Elsie' Bowman, 110
Westcott Circle. 229-8867. 2tp 3/28
Side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, 227-
3498. Itc 4/4
AKC fawn Great Danes, champion
bloodlines, $450. 648-8827 or 648-
8110. Itc 4/4
Rescued from Pound. Free puppies to
*a good home. Four black buzzy -balls
of love. 2 males, 2 females. Call 227-
3705, leave message. lItp 4/4
Lab puppies, 5 weeks' old, black,
championship bloodline. $200. 229-
9449 or 653-7775. 2tc 3/28
Monthly flea program need help? Ask
B&B Feed & Seed 639-5488 about the
HAPPY JACK 3-X FLEA COLLAR. Kills
male & female adult fleas. For dogs &
cats. 8te 3/28:
DOG GROOMING PLUS, 227-3611.
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
PET & PROPERTY TENDERS. In
your home pet sitting by Joey and
Mari Romanell. 229-1065.
S4 tfc 4/4
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/hydraulic
disc; one Massey-Ferguson 135 w/6'
.bush hog. Call 639-5810 day, 639-
5073 after 5 p.m. tfc 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. tfc 4/4
'Mushroom Compost. $15 yard. any-
time, 648-5165. tfc 4/4
House for Sale: 2 bdrm., .1 ba. at 251,
Red Fish St. Fenced yard; 1 block
from Highland View School. Contact
229-6671 after 5:30 p.m. tfc 4/4
For Sale at Howard Creek on Kay
Road. Deep well, garage, 3 bdrm., 2
ba. screened in porch, trailer home
tied down and skirted. Being sold to-
,tally furnished. 827-2331. 2tp 4/4
Boardwalk, Cape San Bias. 2' bed-
room, 2 bath, 3 decks, 108 Boardwalk
Ave. $115,000. Call 647-3828.
Waterfront for sale. 2 bedroom town-
house, 38th St., nice, Mexico Beach,
Call 904-648-4740 or 205-332-8123.
For Sale by Owner: 3 bdrm., 1 ba.
block and brick home. all new carpet,
new stove & side-by-side refrig.
$65,000. Call for appt. 227-3269.
The Best of Both Worldsl COUNTRY
LIVING on beautiful Wetappo Creek
(Gulf County) and only 7 miles from
THE BEACHES. 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath,
DR, LR, Ig. FL rm. & laun. rm., cen.
h/a. ww carpet. stone fp, on secluded
1/2 acre w/deeded access to boat
landing and campground facilities.
865,000. 648-8334. 2tc 3/28
1/2 acre lots. 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with sep-
tic tank & well. $2.5000 down,
$132.16 m6. Call George. 229-6031.
Exclusive home and 200 acre cattle
operation. Chambers County. Ala-
bama. $750.000. Country and Com-
mercial Properties. Arthur Norred.
, -334-745-6673. ------- ---8-..8tp,2/22,
3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Land: 1/2 acre
SPECIAL FEATURES: Prestigious neighborhood near golf
course, bricked Florida room with jacuzzi hook-up, pri-
vate master suite with walk-in closet and bath, double
pane windows and ceiling fans. Price includes: range,
refrigerator and dishwasher.
PORT ST. JOE
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOB, FL` TE[URSDAY, APRIL 4. 1996
SEASHORES HOUSE FOR
SALE, nice stucco 3 bdrm., 2
ba.; Lanai w/heated pool; gar-
age & storage bldg. $110,000.
206 Narvaez St.
2002 Monument Ave. $109,900
3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Land: 1/4 acre
SPECIAL FEATURES: Double French door entry, double
car attached garage w/auto. dr., ceramic tile baths, master
suite w/pnvate bath and walk-in closet, cen. h/a Pnce
includes cooktop, wall oven, refrigerator, washer, dryer
PORT ST. JOE
Elizabeth W. Thompson
S LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
Office: Hwy. 98 at 19th St., Mexico Beach
Mailing Address: Rt, 3, Box 167, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FAX: (904) 648-4247
904-648-5683 or 1-800-582-2990
After Hours: Jay Rish, Associate Broker, 904-229-1070,
Brenda Miller, Salesperson, 904/648-5435
w/over 224' fronting St.
,Joseph's Bay Country
.Club. This beautiful 4 bd.,
4 J.,,4~, 4 1/2 ba. 2 story home
has over 3100 sq. ft. of
heated & cool d liv. area. Pool enclosure w/plenty of rm. for entertaining.lrrigation sys-
tem. Only 3 years young. By appt. only. Price, $267,500.00. Call Jay Rish.
NEW LISTINGII, 1406 Monument Ave., Port St. Joe. Beautiful 3 bd., 2 ba. executive",
home. For. liv. rm. & din. rms, den, kit w/eating area, dbl.'garage w/rear access alley.
Call Jay Rish today foi a showing or more details. PRICED TO SELL AT $109,500.00.
INDIAN LAGOON LOTS starting at $7,500.00. Owner finaiicing with discounts for
cash. Most lots are 100' x 300 400' deep. We have over 25 lots available.'Call Jay
NEW LISTING! 175 Charles Ave., White City. 3:bdrm., 2 bath on 100x 165' lot. Cen.
h/a, ceiling fans, range, dishwasher, satellite dish, patio, outbuildings, covered carport,
separate utility rm., city water & well water, and much more. Call Jay Rish for more.
SOAK GROVE, 2 bdrm., 1 ba.'stucco home on 2 lots. Cen h/a, all appliances, Ig. liv.
area, covered porch, bonus rm Priced to sell at $44,500.00.
NEW LISTING, 316 Hatley Dr., off 15th St., Mexico Beach. Center unit of triplex in
quiet, established neighborhood. 3 bdrm., 2 ba. Appliances include new retrig stove,
Shod, d w., new can. h&a. Very efficient snuggled between units one and three for extra
insulation. PRICE FIRM, $50,000.00.
SWETAPPO CREEK, ten (10) acres with 220' frontage on Wetappo Creek, suitable
for development. Dock'adjacent to property with 25' easement to water. Deep water
access to Intercoastal Canal. Good elevation, owner financing with 20% down pay-
ment balance in 5'yeas at 81.15%' interest $135,000.00. .. ,.
SUNSHINE FARM #17, Gulf County. Five (5) acres'-irr a eage development. On
cul-de-sac. Owner financing with.20% down payment balance ,in.61years at 8.5%
interest Price $18,000 00.
118 S. 42hd St., Mexico Beach. Single family 3 bdrm 2 ba. brick home w/vinyl trim,
approx. 1200 SF of living, 75'x90' lot, partially furnished, includes new retrig., elec.
stove, DW, elec. HWH, washer & dryer in laundry rm.. new Carrier gas furnacd;.elec,
AC, ceiling fans in every rm., glass enclosed Florida rm. Price $134,9000.00.
NEW LISTING, 2115 Hwy. 98 at 23rd St., Dunes #4, Waterfront 2 bdrr., 1 ba. 2nd
story apt. in building of six, well furnished and equipped, excellent rental for winter &
summer. Panoramic view of Gulf and Bay. Price. $95,000 00.
SPIZZA & SUB SHOP with beer & wine license, seats 60, includes 1 acre land; 2200
SF bldg, equip., 2-COP lic., only restaurant for 22 mi; $180,000. Owner Fin. Ask for
Look for us on the Internet at http://www.homtown.com/thompson
Call us for additional information!
SO S 1 Y Joy Holder- 648-8493
Fantasy Properties, Inc.
) -4 IC lklil AJ -. JLl I-J Joan Kent- 647-3264
S1 .".MoiraRitch 647-5286
S1200 U. S. Hwy. 98 John M. Delorme, Realtor Joan Snmthwlck 648-8121
-- Mexico Beach, FL 32410 647-3633
S..exico Beach, FL 3 0 Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478 647-8939
GULFFRONT 406 7th St. h llO00 rebate
113 S. 35t St., Mexico Beach Windsong #5 Large two story forPaint a Ba scus 'X 6 o
stilt townhlr fully dec- 403 Georgia Ave. 3 Br 2Baspacious24 X56 modular home,
orated, Cl erlooking garderntub in master Ba; entry hall, Ig. liv. rm. w/fireplace,
Gulf. Paved parking underneath. New roof. Approx. 1985 sq. din, rm., kit. w/appliances, kC/A, breakfast area, pantry
ft. Not on rental program. $210,000 w/dining area off kitchen; split bedroom plan. Screened porch"
7799 Hwy 98, St. Joe Beach Far N Away Beautifully deco- off dining room, deck, fenced backyard, storage building.
rated 3 Br 2 Ba half of duplex, completely remodeled in 1992; $67,500
1 Br I Ba downstairs, 2 Br 1 Ba upstairs. Washer/dryer, new 1002-D Hwy. 98 2 Br 1.5 ba. townhouse w/waterview. End
CH/A. Excellent rental. $199,000 unit in fourplex. CH/A, appliances. New carpet. Approx. 1100'
MEXICO BEACH BEACHSIDE sq. ft. $60000.ERCIAL
126 Miramar Dr. Gulfview Duplex -2 Br 1 Ba each side, large St. gr Pa y Busin
kitchen, screened porch, CH 'A, fully furnished. Good rental Hwy 98 & 10thSt. Joly 'Roger Pizza & Bakery Business -
75 X 125' lot. I$90 ,0 Well established business. Excellent location in high traffic
,75' X 12' lot. $1 90,00 'l 'area of Mexico Beach. Owner financing available. $49,000
126 Circle Dr. Great View second lot from beach 3 Br 2 ba a B O r f a
home, Florida rm., furnished, completely updated. Approx. BEACONHILL
1212 sq. t. 58'x78.5 lot, more or less. Excellent rental. $150,000. 218 Triton St. 3'Br 1 Ba two story stucco home. Updated in
109-B S. 38th St. Summerplace 11, Nicely furnished 3 br 1 5 1992. Has new windows and bath redone. Furnished. Window
ba. townhome. includes washer/dryer, electric kitchen, dish- A/C., Outside utility room with washer/dryer connections
washer. newv CH 'A &S new hot water heater. Approx. 1200 SE Approx. 1250 sq. ft. $75,000 REDUCED $69,500
Excellent rental potenhal. $572500 REDUCED $67,500 9411 Auger Ave.- 3 Br2 Ba home, CH/A. appliances, nice and
S105 S. 32nd St. 3 Br 2 Ba brick home, carport and screened roomy approx 1500 sq it. 75' X 100' fenced lot. $79,900
porch, completely furnished. CH A. approx. 1000 sq. it.. 75' '. GULFAIRE SUBDIVISION
105' lot. Good rental! $125,000 203 Beacon Rd. Absolutely beautiful! Large gulf view, 3 bdrm., 2.
31st St. and Highway 98 Sea Gull Duplex. Each side has 1 Br ba.: home..Has big deck, fireplace, ch/a, heat pump. Spacous
1 Ba. Partially furnished. Approx 100' highway frontage. master bedroom has exquisite bath with jacuzzi. Also sun porch
Zoned tourist commercial. Possible owner financing $90,000 with gulf view off master bedroom. Immaculate and in A-one'
28th St. and Highway 98 Bluewater-A End townhouse unit condition. Lots of amenities. Must see! Great price $177,000.
In a fourplex, with water view from back deck. 2 Br 1.5 Ba fur- Gulfaire Dr. Triplex. Two 3 Br 2 Ba units and one 1 Br 1 Ba.
nished, CH,.'A. $70,000 unit. Very nice. Good investment. To be sold together. Total
ACROSS HIGHWAY FROM BEACH price $175,000
201 3rd St. Everything redone this year!,New appliances, ch/a, ST. JOE BEACH
custom made adjustable shelves kitchen cabinets! Nice size 3 6260 Highway 98 54 Ft. facing the Gulf affording a great,
bdrm., 2 ba. concrete block home with Florida room, screened panoramic view. House has many possiblities-could be used.
porch 2 large lots. Has storage building. Must see! $89,900. as a single family, 6 Br 4 Ba home. Two story octagon con-
109 38th St. N. Canal front attractive 2 bd., 2 ba. home on pil- struction with 5 steel beams designed to withstand he ele-'
iigs, large deck, furnished, new carpet, new roof, covered ments. Could also be used as two separate apartments as the
boat slip w/motorized lift, dock & seawall. $210,000. lower level has 2 Br 2 Ba with kitchen and its own CH/A sys-
117 First St. 2 Br I Ba stilt beach house. Nice weekend retreat. ter. All new decking covering half of the house. City water,
Completely furnished. Window A/C. Approx 1000 SF. septic, and irrigation well. Home is on one lot and also comes
Approx. 50' X 122' lot. Excellent rental. $49,000 with another adjoining yet separate lot. Must be seen to be
121 First St. 3 Br 1 Ba, stilt home, well maintained, new car- appreciated. Too many features to list. Priced at $235,000.
Spent. CH/A. Less than 1 block to dedicated beach. 50' X 122' lot. Coronado St. & Hwy 98 2 Br 1.5 Ba townhome with unre-
$69,500 stricted Gulf view!' CH/A. Furnished. Nice. REDUCED to
2013rd St. Large 3 Br 2 Ba concrete block home, with Fla. $65,000
room and screen porch. Just recently redone All new kitchen 229 Coronado St. 2 Br 1 Ba cottage, completely furnished,
cabinets and appliances, new carpeting, vinyle, verticals, carpeted, screened porch on side. New roof. 1.5 block to beach.
CH/A. Just painted insideand out. On two lots 75' X 112' 65' X 125' lot. S63,000
each. Also has storage house. Must see this one! $89,900
142 Bay St. 2 Br 1 Ba stilt home. One block to beach. Corner
lot. Underneath storage. $74,500
14-C Bay St. Nice 3 Br 1 Ba frame home on a good 75' X 125'
lot in seclul o l ocLi RolAltgrpl adfch a
14' X24' auM I l w t EOWNER
ANXIOUS MAKE OFFERS NOW.
6917 Georgia Ave.- 3 Br 2 Ba modular home in excellent con-
dition. Many features including double garage, workshop,
front and back porch, concrete drive, cathedral ceiling in LR,'
landscaped and satellite dish. Must see to appreciate. $62,900
100 Santa Anna Frame duplex, 2 Br 1 Ba upstairs, 1 Br 1 Ba
downstairs. 1/2 block to beach. Good rental history. $80,000.
REDUCED to $75,000. MAKE OFFER
209 Balboa 1 block to beach. Comfortable 3 Br 3 Ba home
with aluminum siding; large deck, storage building, carport,
20' X 20' shop, original 1985 20' X 40' mobile home with addi-
tion of liv. rm. and bedroom and bath 3 years ago. Home has
economical gas heat plus gas stove connections. CH/A, well
and sprinkler system, fans and mini blinds. Call for appoint-
ment. $101,500 OR
home plus 3 rental mobile homes, income of $325 each per
month. Separate septic tanks. Call for details. $165,000 .
PORT ST. JOE
1034 McClelland Ave. 2 Br- Ba home on large corner lot,
new CH/A and new water heater. House has liv. rmm/din.
area, hardwood floors, porch, and garage. $50,000 REDUCED
219 7th St. 3 large Br 1 Ba home w/roomy kitchen and din-
ing area. JN-f pl Re iE NJRifrf~Tin liv. rm.
Central air, gasl~ oe,'elg.,vs er aDW yer. Storage
shed, utility room on 50' X 175' fenced lot. $44,900
263 Forest St. 2 Br 1 Ba 1987 mobile home on 163' X 330' lot
with storage shed, fish pond possible owner financing.
HOWARD CREEK AND AREA
Squirrel Ave. 4Br. 1.5 Ba, frame home-situated on 2 cleared
lots. Loft area, Liv. Rm/Din. area open cross beamed ceiling.
Kitchen has new cabinets and new vinyl flooring. Central air,
gas heater, new hot water tank, large screened front porch.
This and more for a very affordable price of $43,500.
Port St. Joe Approx. 2 acres commercial/industrial with old
garage lots of possibilities $99,000
St. Joe Beach U S 98 between Balboa and Magellan 3/4
block and 1 lot Permitted for condos only. $330,000
36th St. Beachside of highway 4th lot from water. 75' X 100'.
Grand'Isle Nan Nook and Kim Kove Lot 19, Blk D 71' X
Wysong S/D Comer of Robin Lane & 15th St. Lot 1, BIk 3
149' X 70'X 127 X 100'. $14,000 MAKE OFFER
Wysong S/D Robin Lane Lot 9, Blk 3 Unit 17. $11,500
Cypress St. ,(off 15th St.) 2 large~lots 125' X 87.5' for a total of,.
'250' on.roadto be sold together (commercial or residential).
S$35,000 Make Offer
Fortune & NDER C RACT X 150')R
-Lucia Ave. Lot 8, Blk 3. Large lot w/septic tank & chain link
Faulk Place 100' X 120', with large septic tank. $21,000
Hwy 386 Beacon Hill Estates Lot 9, BIk 1, Unit 1,100' X 120'.
Lucia Ave. Lot 10, Blk 1, Unit 1. $13,000
Triton St. Lots 5 & 6, Blk 3, Unit 1 irregular. $32,000
Mobile Homes or Houses
Starfish & Cowries Ave. Lot 20, BIk 22 $13,500
Homes Only Subdivision swimming pool and tennis courts
Sea Pines Dr. Lot 5, Blk B Nice lot for your dream home.
Gulfaire Dr.:-Lot 15, Blk C Approx. 85' X 125'. $22,900
Nautilus Dr. .Lot 1, BIkA -Corner lot. $20,000
SNautilus Dr. Lot 3, Blk A. $18,000
Nautilus Dr. Lots 4,5, 6,7,8 & 9, Block A. $20.000 each.
Mobile Homes or Houies'
Atlantic St. 50' X 100' lot in first block off highway on left.
. Pineda St.,- 50' X 125' each 4 lots'in first block across from
'beach. $20,000 each
Americus & Selma Sts. 84' X 150' Lot 11, Blk 10. $14,500
PORT ST. JOE
Garrison Ave. 75' X 150' Lot 9, Blk 92, Unit 2, Nice high and
dry residential lot. Reduced $13,5000
Creekwood Lots 14 & 15, Approx. 1,25 acres total PLUS 2 pie-
shaped lots 6 & 7 directly on the creek. Sold as package.
Wetappo Creek and Highway 386 15.5 acres Great
Highway 71 Gulf County Farms 4 acres. $15,700
Stone Mill Creek North of Wewa on Hwy 71 Close to great
freshwater fishing. Lot 1 & 3, Blk D. $ 6,900 each lot
Riverside Park Land. Dr..- Lots 9 & 10. One block to boat
basin. $8;000 each. Both losg'availible for less rroney.
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For sale by owner: .two .,story new
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2. 1.2
bath, master bdrm.,.22'x16' with,gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
home theatre system with 'surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
util. shed By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. tfc 4/4
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1996. :PAGE 9B
ST. JUDE'S NOVENA
May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be
adorned, glorified, loved & preserved
throughout the world now and forev-
er. Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.
St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for
,us. St. Jude, helper of the, helpless,
pray for us.
Say this prayer nine times a day. On
the eighth day, your prayers will be
answered. It has never been known to
fail. Publication must be promised.
Thank you, St. Jude G.M.
Business for Sale: Phantry Building
and extra lot. Income producing.
Three business units downstairs and
Sa manager's apartment, Four hotel
rooms w/full baths upstairs. 24 cli-
mate-controlled mini-storage units
upstairs and down. Best location in
town for detail outlets. Call 1-800-
800-9894.. .... tfc 4/4
Half acre lots for sale, Hwy. 386,
Overstreet. Creekvlew Subd., $500
down. $96.48 per month, 120
q months. Call and leave message. 229-
1/2 acre lot with septic tank, $9,500.
Overstreet Road. Owner financing.
227-2020. ask for Billy. tfc 4/4
LOTS FOR SALC-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south ofWewa. Owner:financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 4/4
SFor 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
SHoward 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
r or'827-6855. tfc 4/4
For Sale: Cape San Blas, 2 bdrmn. 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
Building, the American legion Build-
ing located at Third St. and Williams
Ave, Port St. Joe. 2700 sq. ft..
$75,000. 647-8066 or 648-8669.
2.73 acres for sale at Sunshine
Farms, corer lot, $15,000 negotia-
ble. 827-2379. tife 11/9
For Sale- St. Joe Beach
3 bdrm., 2 ba. modular home
in good cond., 1g. liv. :nrm,
cathedral ceilings, ceiling fan,
w/updated carpeting, paint,
Interior -drs:---- Convenient
kitchen w/many ,cbinets &
food pantry. Spacious master
bdrm. w/cathedral ceiling &
ceiling fan.. Lg. garage plus
workshop or storage space.
Front & back porches plus
patio. Many additional extras
by loving homeowners. Price
$55,000. Call 229-9205 after
LOCAL ART WANTED. Display It.
consign it or sell at AUCTION at Port
Theatre. Stop by or call 229-9282.
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, AU 1737. 6tc 3/28
Want to trade Datsun 280Z, '83 mod-
el for older pickup truck in running
condition. 648-8334. 2tc 3/28
Has a New A.R.N.P.
,The Gulf County Public
-Health Unit has a "new" old
nurse. Cindi Judkins has suc-
cessfully completed the Nurse
SPractitioner Program through
Emory University in Atlanta. The
.,Regiorual Training Center for Fam-
ily Planning has offered this
Nurse Practitioner Program since
It is jointly sponsored by Em-
,ory University School of Nursing
and the Emory University School
of Medicine. The course is oneac-
ademic year in length-four
months of full time study and
clinical practice in Atlanta, fol-
lowed by a five month preceptor-
Sship in the student's own work
setting. : '
Cindi is the first nurse to be
sent by the Gulf bounty Public
I Health Unit to Emory University
for. this training. Her specialty is
Women's Health with an empha-
sis on preventing adolescent preg-
2nd Annual Carrabelle
Taking consignments now for April 20th auction.
Wade Cfark AUCTIONS
U is. ABl1239, AU 1737 3to 3/28
Gil Moves Up
Chamber of Commerce president Charles Costin, above
left, presents a plaque to Gil Williams, president of First
Union Bank, expressing the community's appreciation for
his interest in the people during his tenure in Port St. Joe,
The plaque was presented at farewell get-together held at
the bank last Thursday. Williams has been promoted to the
Perry bank by First Union.
Dangerous Drone 0,
Manned and unmanned
drones are launched fromTylndall
Air Force Base regularly. Both
aircraftutilize restricted air
space, areas 2905A and 2905B I;
during takeoffs and landings. Ac-
cording to base officials, no air
traffic should be present during '
these lauches or recoveries. Air- ".i
craft pilots should contact Tyn-
dall Approach on frequency 119.1
for "flight following" information
regarding these restricted air
Also, the Tyndall Watercraft
Section Is responsible for clearing
marine vessels that may be in the
restricted areas. The boating pub-
lic is notified at 4 p.m. the day
before launches and again on the
day of the mission at 90. 60 and
30 minutes before the launches
on VHF Marine Channel 16.
"' The lorida Stfate Cnfeirence
of NAACP Branches will hold its
spring quarterly board meeting
on April 12-13 in Tallahassee.
The workshops will emphasize
these three specific areas for .
adults: financial planning and ec-
onomic development, legal re-
dress, and political action. Specif-
Ic plans of action to: be
Implemented by branches with
regard to registration and "Get- cOn'
Out-The-Vote" efforts will be pre- local
sented by Tony Harrison, Director ther fa
of the Electoral Participation Pro- Orlan
Ject in Washington, D.C. bus "F
Youth and college chapters a
workshops will Include: "The role R a
of Afro-American Youth in Poll- Reko G
tics", "Utilizing the Juvenile jus- area w
twice system for crime prevention", the Un
workshop for new youth advisors campu.
and interested branch presidents place i
and planning the agenda for the Lng wl
June 1996 state meeting, youth t
The Gulf County branch his age
NAACP extends a hearty welcome shots--
to everyone to attend. Interested tioning
persons who wish to attend the twomo
April state meeting, please con-
tact the Gulf County NAACP for
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) Hoops Finals
Friday, March 22rd, two:
youths accompanied by
imilies, made their way to
o for the Knights of Colum-
ree Throw" Championship :
re Bailey, Jr., 10, and
ainer. 11, represented our
ell on Saturday morning at
Diversity of Central Florida
s. Young Raye took first
n his age division compet-
th seven other regional
by scoring 23 of 25 shots,
Reko took fourth place in
e group with 17 of 25
*it might be worth men-
S. .first place only scored
While at competition the boys
,met NBA star Curley Neal from
the Orlando Magic basketball
team. Mr. Neal demonstrated
many fancy ball handling maneu-
vers and spoke with all the Flori-
da youth on the meaning of fair'
,,play, getting an education and, of
course, of achieving one's goals in
Everyone had a great time.
and '.the local support of the
.youngsters Is much appreciated.
The area Chapter #11572 of the
Knights of Columbus wishes to
express their thanks for the com-
munity's continued support for
those and all worth .charitable
projects It should undertake.
2109 Palm Blvd. $82,500
3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Land: 1 1/2 lots
SPECIAL FEATURES: One story block rambler with in-
ground pool, auto. filtering system, special hurricane
protection awnings, thermal windows, ex. Ig. family
room, central heat and air. Price indudes range, dish-
washer, carpet and blinds.
PORT ST. JOE
CAPE SAN BLAS
Tom Todd /-INDIAN PASS
O II: MEXICO BEACH.
IRealf iNC. ST. JOE BEACH
PORT ST. JOE
GULF FRONT AT CAPE SAN BLAS, SUNRISE/SUNSET 3 BR, 2.5 ba.
townhome in excel. cond. Furnished. Great sunset view of Gulf. Open &
screened decks. Great rental potential for investor. $82,000.
GULF VIEW, Large lovely home with deeded access to gulf. 4 BR,4 ba. 2,000
sq. ft., open &* screened decks, fireplace, heat recovery system, satellite TV,
2 car enclosed garage & concrete parking. Price $169,000.
GULFAIRE, 101 '. :.
PORT ST. JOE, 1911 JUNIPER AVE. Executive home on two corner lots. 3
BR, 2 ba. PLUS. Approx. 1950' sq. ft. $110,000.
LOTS & ACREAGE
GULF FRONT, 150' on the gulf!! approx. (1.73 acre). Fantastic view of the
gulf. Approx. 150' of land behind the Coastal Construction Control Line.
GREAT SUNSETS. Super location for investment property. Reduced to
GULF FRONT. Large secluded tract (house on one side... bayou on the oth-
er). Beautiful view of the gulf and bayou plus loads of vegetation. Lovely build-
ing site for an investment property or full time residence. OWNER
FINANCING W/25% DOWN. Priced at $250,000.
Tom Todd Realty, Inc.
HC 1 Box 150, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
800-876-2611 or 904-227-1501 &A,
LIGHTHOUSE UTILITIES COMPANY
Si P O.Box 428
Port 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. O. 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-
--;Please respond by April 25th. Remember this is only a' fasi-
bility study and you are not under any obligation.
JAY RISH, MANAGER/PRESIDENT
4C 3/28/ -
B & B PROPfnl IES of Gulf:Co., Inc.
Expect the best.@
A Class Act: 2027 Marvin Ave., Beautiful approx. 2300 sq. ft. home
on corner lot of exclusive neighborhood. 3 bdrm./25 bath, sunken
liv. rm., fireplace, hardwood floors, landscaped, custom cabinets
and much more. Reduced to $170,000.
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.
Gulf Front Lots with high dunes and natural beauty. 4 available
Immaculate/Well Maintained and On the Intracoastal 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.
SCall us for your rare and
special beach vacation!
HAPPY (904) 227-1892 Ip
EASTER! or (800) 261-1892
Bipea ll -
Phone 227-1278 e FAX 227.7 212
304-308 Williams Ave..* Port St. Joe
PAGE 1OB THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1996
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens Association held a luncheon
on Wednesday, March 27th at the
Senior Citizens Center to honor
the "Green Thumb" employees.
The "Green, Thumb" supervisor,
Sara Alleri, and the staff all do-
nated punch, cake, sandwiches,
veggies, chips, etc. and served
this to the dedicated workers.
Also during the luncheon,
each "Green Thumb" worker was
presented a certificate and a
small gift of appreciation for their
excellent service. The following
"Green Thumb" workers provide a
tremendous help to the elderly
men and. women of Gulf County:
Belle Poole, Susan Pat Anderson,
Louella Pickron, Lilly Chism, Alva
Kemp, Kenneth Darnall, and
Due to bad weather the Port
St. Joe Police Department and
C.P.U. Bicycle Rodeo was can-
;,celled for March 30th. The rodeo
has been rescheduled for Satur-
day, April 20th. A day of fun Is.
Planned for all age groups.
Letters to the Editor:
To DEP Plan
I would like to take this op-
portunity to thank the people of
Gulf County. What a sight on Fri-
day evening to see so many peo-
ple at the Public Workshop held
by DEP on the proposed amend-
ment to the -St. Joseph Bay
SAquatic Preserve Management
Plan to prohibit beach driving.
This meeting was originally
scheduled to be held in the
County Commission meeting
room but had to be moved to the
Courtroom because of the many
concerned citizens ,that came to
express their feelings on this is-
Gulf County can be proud of
themselves for their willingness to
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Opens New Bank
C. G. Costin, Sr., cut the ribbon, Thurs- Assisting Costin with the official open-
'day morning, officially opening Citizens' ing are Mexico Beach Mayor Garry Gaddis,
Federal Saving Bank's branch office at Mex- to Costin's left, and Frank Harnon, board
ico Beach. The new facility offers a full member, to his right. Greg Johnson, presi-
-banking service to the beach community. dent, holds one end of the ribbon while Hir-
This is the third facility operated by Citi- am Nix, Asst. Vice President, holds the oth-
zens' Federal, in Gulf, Bay and Franklin er. Costin is the only 100-year-old in the'
/ .. :.!
become involved in an issue that
they feel so strongly about. This
issue is not about politics or
numbers, as some would .ty tp
suggest, this issue is about right
or wrong. We should remember
that is it the right of all citizens tb
have access to this great natural
resource. I have said before that
there is a fine line between pro-
tecting a natural resource, yet
utilizing it, and Gulf County is
walking that line.
Again, thank you Gulf
County, you're to be commended
for your willingness to be involved
on such an important issue. It Is
our responsibility, while to allow
growth, to maintain an envlron-
ment that our grandchildren cah
enjoy as we have enjoyed
Warren J. Yeager, Jr.
Commissioner, District 5
The following is a list of names and addresses
for those wanting to express their views and
opinions regarding beach driving:
R. Dale Patchett, Executive Liaison Officer
Department of Environmental Protection
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard
Mail Station 50
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000
Department of Environmental Protection
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard
Mail Station 235
:, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000
Governor Lawton Chiles
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0001
Senator Pat Thomas
Room 220, Senate Office Building
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1100
Representative Robert Trammell
Room 412, House Office Building
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1300
Virginia Wetherell, Secretary
Department of Environmental Protection
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard
Mail Station 10
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000
lc. April 4. IeW
Mike Norman, of Mexico
Beach, made the first deposit
in the Citizens' Federal Sav.,
ngs Bank qfter its opening''
Thursday morning. Teller An-
gela Lewis was on hand to
:.:ggi'::g'::: rv Bellamy Joins U. S.
; r:- Congress Candidates
S -Mark L. Bellamy announced
S- -sional seat for the Second Florida
S" District this week from his head-
S- quarters in Tallahassee. Bellamy
-' -::s is a retired U. S. Army omcer and
P" O ,, '' B- will appear on the Republican
S" ballot for. this fall's primary elec-
: : ::: -'His career included 31
-- months in the Vietnam War
S-:' ;; where he was awarded the Purple
.. 1 : Heart. Distinguished Flying.
ore. i. : Cross, and various other U. S.
and Vietnamese, decorations for
.":" valor. Bellamy and. his wife, De-
,.-.-:.---.. .-.- lores, reside in Tallahassee. He
Si-' : retired from the Army in 1983
S-'."* :.. and then attended Temple Uni-
versity's Law School.
SHe taught school for three
years prior to being drafted into.
COUNT' ROAD l30-E the Army and considers Florida's
Second Congressional seat an-
S' other opportunity to be of service
to his community and his coun-
Itc, April 4, 1996. try. "::
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THANK YOU GULF COUNTY .!
On behalf of the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners,
we want to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Gulf
County for attending the workshop with the Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection Friday, March 29, 1996.It was very refresh-
ing to see the citizens of Gulf County come out and express their
views to DEP about their proposed ban on beach driving in Gulf
County and let them know that the majority of people in Gulf
County ate opposed to any type of ban on beach driving.
As of April 1, 1996, at 12:00 p.m., E.S.T., the Board adopted a res-
olution opposing a ban on beach driving in the St. Joseph Bay
Aquatic Preserve. This is our continued effort to support the ma-
jority of the citizens of Gulf County who oppose any ban on
I think the people showed DEP that they know more about Gulf
County's ecosystem; especially more than they were given credit
for by the State and some Gulf County residents. Evidently DEP
should have talked with a majority of the citizens sooner before
proposing a ban on beach driving in the St. Joseph Bay Aquatic
It is the Board's aim to work with DEP and establish a line of
communication to better assist them in obtaining accurate facts,
not just opinions, regarding Gulf County.
I especially want to thank Commissioner Warren Yeager, without
whom the entire County would not have been made aware of
this situation. If it had not been for Commissioner Yeager's com-
mitment to stay on top of the situation, I believe that DEP would
have adopted their proposed management plan without Gulf
County's knowledge. Mr. Yeager is to be commended for his ef-
forts to keep beach driving available to all the citizens of Gulf
GULFCOUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
ITC, APRIL 4, 1996.