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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456. THURSDAY, APRIL 18,1996 Plus 20Tax... J
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g:I, Acquisition Is Finalized
TPGGroup Completes $112.6 Million Deal for Phone Companies
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A crowd of beachfront property owners are pictured above attending Friday night's Dune Restora-
tion Seminar. They heard from experts in the field how to properly renourish dunes and vegetation de-
stroyed by Hurricane Opal.
Dune Restoration Seminar
Shows "Mother Natu
Gulf County residents attend-
ing a dune and vegetation restora-
tion seminar held Monday
evening in the Commission Room
of the courthouse complex heard
the cold hard facts from experts
in the field.
'There's no way to get instant
dunes is a complicated process
that takes two to three years,"
said Dr. John Hovaneslan.
renowned botanist/consultant in
the field of dune restoration and
beach vegetation. He is with
Aquaculture Innovations and
Research from Milton.
Dr. Hovaneslan and Sam
Sanders. Plant Material Specialist
with the United States DepLrt-.
merit of Agriculture (USDA). pre-
\' sented programs explaining 'the'
"do's" and don'tt" of building
beach dunes "Mother Nature's
way". and planting vegetation to
strengthen and support both the
dunes and beachfront.
The speakers agreed the ideal
restoration project for a property
owner would start with a maxi-
mum three foot mound of sand on
which sea oats. pancium or some
other beachfront compatible plant
would be planted. The specifica-
Uons that separated them from
the norm was the fact they
emphasized compost and irriga-
tion in order to maximize beach
Dr. Hovaneslan told the
group. "They're Just grasses
- ..(lBac h ..vegetat(_~nJ=.adcld. .water
and fertilizer and they will grow
Joe Danford (left) and Dr. John Hovanesian discuss proper res-
V toration procedures with citizens attending the Gulf County Dune
That growth, especially in the
root system. is nature's key ingre-
dient to producing a viable dune
system-one that is capable of
absorbing energy produced by
storms such as Hurricane Opal.
whose destructiUve force created
the need for the seminar in the
Sanders and Hovanesian pre-
sented slide displays and pictures
to support their statements that
once the starter dunes are In
place. Mother Nature would take
over and, in time. reestablish
The acquisition of St. Joe
Communications. Inc. by ,TPG
Communications. Inc., an affiliate
of Texas Pacific Group, was com-
pleted on April 11, 1996. for
-$112.6 million. Including as-
Ssumption of certain indebtedness
and subject to post-closing ad-
The sale was made pursuant
to a Stock Purchase Agreement
Entered September 1, 1995, be-
tween St. Joe Paper Company
St. Joe Communications is
the parent company of three local
.exchange companies St. Joseph
Telecommunications, Gulf Tele-
communications and Florala Tele-
communications-serving a total
of over 40,000 customers in
.North Florida and adjacent com-
munities in Alabama and Geor-
'Telecommunications is one
of the major growth sectors of the
future and TPG Communications
will play a leadership role in this
changing Industry," said Milton
Lewis, chairman and president of
the new company, and former
CEO of Wometco Cable in Atlan-
ta. "But even as we grow, our fo-
cus will always be to provide the
highest level of customer service
to the communities we serve."
"Deregulation and technology
will have a dramatic positive im-
pact of this industry." said Dave
Stanton. managing director. Tex-
as Pacific Group. "We're excited
The same visual displays sup-
ported the use of sand fencing to C it
protect vegetation from wind ,
damage. and-4t--aid ir.building--*T .
dunes. One such example depict-
ed a four-foot sand fence com-
pletely covered with sand In just
18 months. The project created The Port S
dunes in an area that had previ- mission got the
ously been flat shoreline. uled meeting o
Seedlings Not Available Tuesday even
One of the most often asked ters, Jr. presei
questions of the evening was. check for $30,0
"Where can we get sea oat of Commlssione
plants?" The money
The panelists offered little city by the court
help, explaining sea oat plants get the ball roll
and other beach vegetation were plant the city i
scarce. They said those that could to build. Public
be found were extremely expen- tendent Frank
sive at this time because of the searched the co
high demand following recent expects it will s,
storms, by reducing ga
Relief Is in sight though, as cost as well as
several nurseries are gearing up ble by-product.
to market beach vegetation in the Healy said
southeastern United States. They plant Is comply
See DUNES on Page 3 will rank among
the state for rc
Hwy. 22 Paving age of garbage
Bid Is Awarded board are cur
cled by the city
C. W. Roberts Contractors several other h
have been awarded a Department items will be p
of Transportation contract to the new plant w
resurface SR-22 from the city lim- Constructio
its of Wewahitchka west to the compost plant
Gulf County/Bay County line. hind the recyc'
Roberts submitted the low bid Industrial Road
for the contract and will begin Questions Se
,work on the project this summer. Phillip Jone
about this acquisition and we
view it as a platform upon which
to Increase our Investments in
According to W. L. Thornton,
St. Joe Chairman and Chief Exec-
utive officer, prior to the sale, St.
Joe Communication distributed
$33.7 million to St. Joe Indus-
tries, including $25.1 million
from its prior sale of three cellu-
lar partnership interests.
St.. Joe Paper Company is a,
diversified company with primary
assets based in forest products,
transportation, sugar production
and real estate.
Texas Pacific Group, based in
San Francisco and Fort Worth,
manages TPG Partners, L.P., of
Forth Worth, a $720 million pri-
vate Investment partnership that
specializes in corporate acquisi-
tions in a wide range of indus-
'Almost a year to the date after St. Joe Paper Company an-
nounced their intent to sell their interest in phone companies, TPG
Communications, Inc. finalized a purchase agreement.
Gets $30 Grand "Shot In
Arm' For Compost Project
5t. Joe City Com-
ir regularly sched-
ff to a good start
ing when Gulf
isioner Nathan Pe-
nted them with a
00 from the Board
, promised to the
ity. will be used to
ling on a compost
las been planning
c Works Superin-
Healy has re-
impost project and
ave the city money
producing a usa-
once the compost
eted Port St. Joe
g the top cities in
cans, and card-
rently being recy-
. Food scraps and
ard to dispose of
n work on the
is underway be-
ling plant off the
es, Preble & Rish
engineer, questioned the board
concerning the availability of sew-
age treatment for a development
under consideration in Simmons
Jones said the developer was
still in the planning stages, but
wanted to know if the city could
treat the waste water and what it
Mayor Frank Pate told Jones
the city could handle the sewer
needs stating that the going rate
was around $5 per thousand gal-
lons for wastewater treatment.
Pate also said the city would
be willing to negotiate an exact
price with the deyeloperand work
out the specifics of sewer line
Drug Testing Question
Scott Bryant approached the
board asking them to reconsider
his termination from city employ-
ment after failing a recent drug
He told the commission he
had tested positive for cocaine be-
cause of medication he was. tak-
ing and marijuana found in his
system came from a one time in-
cident on ,the .weekend before he
received his letter concerning the
city's drug policy. He pleaded
with the board for a second
chance stating that he had retak-
en the test and the new results
would support his statement.
Mayor Frank Pate asked City
Attorney Lisa Jones to look into
the ramification of the city drug
policy and evaluate the drug test
results before the board would
make a final decision in the mat-
In other Business
*Commissioner Bill Wood
told the board some dead trees
and shrubs needed to be removed
from First Union Park.
Mike McDonald (Florida
Power) told the board that a
street light near the Gulf Pines
Hospital Emergency Room en-
trance had been blown down by
Hurricane Opal. He said it would
be replaced and the city would be
credited for outage time.
City Clerk Pauline Pendar-
vis advised the board of a Wash-
ington Improvement Group meet-
ing to go over their community
center design prepared by Florida
A & M University students. The.
- meeting will be held April 26th at
5:30 p.m. at the Washington Rec-
The board received bids for
a 100 h.p. electric motor to be
used by the Wastewater Treat-
County Declares War
On Pesky Blood Suckers
Recent rains and rising temperatures serve to remind us that:
summertime is just around the corer. They also remind us that
the yearly war with these pesky little critters-M-O-S-Q-U-I-T-O-S-
is jut around the corer.
Several areas of Gulf County are already beginning to log com-
plaints of mosquito infestation to Mosquito Control Director, Paul
Wood. Wood told The Star that the county would start their annu-
al spraying program this week to help control the mosquito popu-
lation. He said county crews would be spraying five nights a
week, covering the entire county twice a week. Spraying sched-
ules will be altered throughout the season according to the weath-
er and mosquito population.
Mosquito traps have been set in areas around the county to
get a population count and measure the effectiveness of the
spraying process. Trapped mosquitos are then sent off to be test-
ed for St. Louis Encephalitis and Easterrr Equine Encephalitis to
ensure that no disease carrying insects are lurking in Gulf
Gulf County has two trucks and sprayers in service, both of
which are used to take care of the mosquito spraying program
across the county.
Armstrong Announces His
Intent To Seek Re-Election
Mosquito Control Superintendent Paul Wood checks over the
apparatus used in Gulf County's mosquito spraying program.
Gulf, County Commissioner
Jessie V. Armstrong has an-
nounced his intent to seek re-
election to the District I County
Commission seat. In making his
declaration he gave the following
"I have enjoyed the challenge
of sitting on the Board of County
Commission and consider it a val-
uable learning experience. I have
worked and voted to lower the ad
valorem taxes and stay within the
county's budget. As your, commis-
sioner, and with the board's as-
sistance, we have built a new fire
department in Dalkeith, added an
addition to the Howard Creek Fire
Department, and new pagers
have been purchased for the de-
partment. Also, we are in the pro-
cess of accepting bids for a fire
truck for the Howard Creek Fire
Armstrong went on to say, "I
have been closely involved with
the Wewa Volunteer Ambulance
Service to bring Advanced Life
Support (ALS) to North Gulf
County and a new ambulance
i- ,- '
Jessie V. Armstrong
was purchased for the Wewa Am-
bulance Service this past year. I
See ARMSTRONG on Page 3
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1996
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It's An Honor
A FEW WEEKS AGO we wrote with dismay of the actions of
Denver Nuggets basketball player Mahmoud Abdul-Raud and
his refusal to face the flag and stand at attention during the
playing of the National Anthem prior to basketball games. We.
thought his actions deserved the punishment of the National
Basketball Association, who suspended Abdul-Raud without
"God enough for him!" we said, along with virtually other
news media throughout the United States. We could not imagine
a young man who had probably been reared in poverty, now
thumbing his nose at the system which now allowed him to en-
joy such largesse as playing professional basketball can bring.
BUT WE HAVE HAD SECOND thoughts about the matter.
Oh, we still think Abdul-Raud got what was coming to him. We
still think he should have paid his respects to the song, just as
his other team mates had done. Whether he liked the tune or
not; whether he respected the nation or not, it was the nation
which had provided him the opportunity to make up for a life-
time of disappointments.
There are multitudes who would love to be in his situation.
There are multitudes, too, who show just as much dis-
respect for the National Anthem and the flag every time they are
showcased at athletic events and other special occasions. Right
here in Port St. Joe, in the cradle of conservatism, we have wit-
nessed actions much like Abdul-Raud's.
HOW MANY TIMIES have you been to a Sharks football
game-an event which regularly features the National Anthem
and the raising of the flag. Both ceremonies are usually gener-
ously accompanied by people laughing, talking, jeering, moving
about. Multitudes of people are doing almost anything but
standing at respectful attention during the playing of the an-
them or flag-raising ceremony.
What's the difference? There isn't any! Shark football fans
just don't happen to make $32,000 per game salaries and are
not showcased quite as much as Abdul-Raud.
WE HAVE ANOTHER CASE for the activity of offering
prayer, here. Most of us depend on prayer for special needs, but
somehow or other the powers that be don't see their relevance in
the school room. A periodical we read, a couple of weeks ago,
had an interesting and thought-provoking article on prayer and
one of its applications which had been proven as effective. The
article wasn't written in a periodical published by any church or
denomination. It was written as "hard" news copy in a secular
publication, which .wasn't particularly pushing the activity of
prayer. As Sgt. Joe Friday used to say on the program, "Drag-
net," it was just "giving the facts, ma'am; just giving the facts."
This publication was just giving the facts, as they had re-
searched them, that doctors had proven prayer had, a hand in
healing certain illnesses of some of their patients. Some of the
doctors testified that in instances they knew a great deal of pray-
ing had been done for a patient, that the patient improved, de-
spite their ministrations. They gave the credit to prayer, as any
reasonable thinking person would have done, given the evidence
they ha. -
NOW, THE PARALLEL APPLICATION. Several years ago,
prayer was made persona non grata in our school system. It was
an emotional ruling and idea which didn't sit too well with many
people. One man who expressed himself at the time of the rul-
ing, that we heard, even expressed himself thus, "It's a G-- D--
shame that the kids can't pray in school any more!" Now, that's
conviction isn't it?
SWhat we're getting at here, is, if fervent prayer has convinced
even doctors that it helps the sick, why shouldn't the same rea-
soning be placed on using prayer to "heal" the "sick" grades of
school students? :
WE SUSPECT, THAT despite a national ruling to the con-
trary, the use of prayer has been clandestinely utilized to see
more than one student through a particularly difficult test. More
than one student, burning the midnight oil, has probably bowed
his head for a second or two and uttered a couple of words in his
own behalf for God to help him through the present crisis.
So, given the "boot-leg" prayers already offered. given'
prayer's track record with illness, doesn't it make sense that eve-
ry day prayer should help our troubled education system? It cer-
tainly could do It no more harm.
Josh went off to college the
last week in August of 1994. The
first year he called home every
"Son, I appreciate you checl-
ing in BUT things here are about
like they were yesterday and the
day before-your mother is fine,
unker Down with Kes
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Jo Pizza For Me!
your brother is fine. I'm O. K.-
you don't have to call quite so of-
ten. I can't afford the tuition and
the phone bill! We worked out a
compromise. He stopped calling
This year. he doesn't call at
"Son, I appreciate you trying
to save me some'money, but we
haven't heard a word from you in
over three weeks-your mother
thought you might be laid up in
the hospital bad sick and
couldn't get a message to us or
you had been run over by a
Mack truck or you had died and
the school couldn't find our ad-
"Dad. I've been busy. School
Is hard. Baseball demands a lot
of my time. Thomas. Alex. Dune
and I have got tons of things to
Thomas Parker has -been
Josh's roommate for two years
now. Alex Gregg and Duncan
Borders are suitemates. They're
all on the baseball team and
they're fighting the college wars
side by side. And although I'm
sure they haven't given it a sec-:
onds thought-they are building
those very special bonds of
friendship that will last a life-
time. These new friends haven't,
of course, replaced Cathy and
me, but you can bet as the trust.
among them grows they can, and
do, turn to each other more and
the ole parents less. No one has
ever pretended that all the edu-
cation takes place in the class-
room! Heaven help them-they're.
growing up. I'm pleased that as
Josh reaches less, toward us,
he's got some good guys close by.
Well, at least Thomas and Dun-:
can are good guys. I haven't
made up my mind about Alex yet
Another three weeks passed.
Cathy "suggested" I called "Just
I knew it wasn't Josh or-
"Alex! This is Josh's fath-"
"Mr. Colbert, this is Brent.
Josh is over at the library, study-
Brent Chance was a left-
handed first baseman who hit,
right handed and was a mite too
quick to announce that Josh was
Under orders, I phoned the
"Brent, is that you again?".
Oh, hey Mr. Colbert. You just
missed Josh. He's gone to the li-
brary. I tell you, that boy studies
all the time!"
I have always thought those
guys that threw left-handed but
hit from the right side were a tad.'
"off base" 'somewhere ...
plus, I remembered thirty years "
back-every time Mrs. Hayes
called, I told her Cody was at the
library. It was automatic!
Another week passed with-
out a word. Cathy "suggested" I
go up there and "take a look". To
tell you the truth, I was ready to
go. I was curious as to just how
Many students were living in the
room I was paying for. -se r t:.
-:trI;tet-Josh at baseball prac-
tice,' As we 'vere riding back to
the dorm he tried to prepare me .
"Dad, our room is kind 'a
messy. We've had three games
this week and mid terms-"
How silly young people can
be at times! They must think
we've never lived a lick. "SON, I
roomed for a while with David
Paschall. He was the original,:
grungy man; he took great pride.
in never having held a broom.
When "things" piled up high
enough he'd 'rake 'em to the
nearest corner and go around.
We called him Dr. Dirt. Why, I've
seen empty spaghetti cans piled
to the window silll I've seen
socks standing against the radi-
ator. The entire science depart-
ment came over and took culture
samples from the fungus growing
in our sink. I've grubbed it out
(See KESLEY on Page 3)
We Mean What We Say-But Do We Always Say What We Mean?
THIS WEEK IT would appear
as if our cold weather has van-
ished from the scene. Easter has
passed us by with its attending
customary cold snap and our
winter is gone for good from these
We can't say the same about
our northern friends who are still
recovering from one of the coldest
winters on record. Our Indiana
friends, who have been visiting
our church since January, wait-
ing for the snow to melt in their
home state, have returned home
as is the case with many of the
Most of them usually sub-
scribe to The Star while they are
here and their have their sub-
scription transferred up north
when they return home. There
has been a regular parade
through our office for the past few
days, changing addresses.
Just when we're feeling like
the season has changed and is
making new demands on us, we
find an all new set of challenges
h ETAOIN SHRDLU
( By Wesley Ramsey
to meet. Some of those challenges
are described in the following ex-
cerpts from church bulletins.
What is published in a dead seri-
ous intent is sometimes like the
weather; it doesn't quite come out
like it was intended or expected
Somehow, they found their
way to The Star, all the way from
the Muskegon, Michigan, Chroni-
cle. I hope you enjoy them.
Next Sunday a special col-
lection will be taken to defray cost
of a new carpet. All wishing to do
something on the carpet will come
forward and do so.
The ladies of the church
have cast off clothing of every
kind. They can be seen in the
church basement Sunday.
A bean supper will be held
Tuesday evening in the church
hall. Music will follow.
At the evening service
tonight, the sermon topic will be
"What Is Hell." Come early and lis-
ten to our choir practice.
Don't let worry kill you-let.
the church help.
Thursday night pot' luck
supper. Prayer and medication
Remember in prayer those
who are sick of our church and
For those who have children
and don't know it, we have a
S The rosebud on the altar
this morning is to announce the
Birth of David Belzer, the sin of
Rev. and Mrs. Julius Belzer.
This afternoon there will be
: a meeting in the south and north
ends of the church. Children will
be baptized at both ends.
Tuesday at 3 p.m. there will
be an ice cream social. All ladies
giving milk please come early.
Wednesday the Ladies
Liturgy will meet. Mrs. Johnson
will sing "Put Me In My Little Bed"
accompanied by the pastor.
Thursday at 5 p.m. there
will be a meeting of the Little
Mothers Club. All ladies wishing
'to be "Little Mothers" will meet
with the pastor in his study.
This being Easter Sunday,
we will ask Mrs. Lewis to come
forward and lay an egg on the
The service will close with
"Little Drops of Water." One of the
ladies will start quietly and the
rest of the congregation will join
HAS YOUR CHURCH bulle-
tin ever been guilty of such slips
of the typewriter ribbon?
I have no idea who compiled
this list of bloopers, but I can
understand how they occurred
in the first place. We all say
,things, meaning one thing, but
by the time our sentences are
constructed, our punctuation
put in place and the peculiar id-
ioms of our particular area tak-
en into consideration, the item
looks real strange when it is
read in the light of day.
Even our news stories con-
tain a syntax sometimes which
leaves people scratching their
heads, saying, "Now, what did
he say?" We know perfectly well
what was said, but it loses
something in the translation.
In fact, I'm confusing my-
self, trying to write this column
three weeks ago and attempting
to make it read as if it's as time-
ly as today. Like the church bul-
letin quotations, it's likely to
leave you wondering just what
BUT, IF YOU have stuck
with us this long, and if the quo-
tations gave you a little chuckle,
you are a dyed in the wool "Star
addict". You will be with us
through thick and thin. Espe-
cially for you we plan to have a
"live" column next week when
we begin getting back in the
*We've experienced our "hell"
by being cooped up all this
while. We both deserve some-
thing a little better for a change.
St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
April 19 11:54 a.m. H 1.4 10:05 p.m. L -0.1
April 20 12:31 p.m. H 1.4 10:59 p.m. L -0.1
April 21 1:09 p.m. H 1.4 11:51 p.m. L -0.1
April 22 1:51 p.m. H 1.4
April 23 12:44a.m. L -0.1 2:34 p.m. H 1.3
April 24 1:33 a.m. L 0.0 3:19 p.m. H 1.3
SApril 25 2:17 a.m. L 0.1 4:07 p.m. H 1.2
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S. 5 ,
Donor Awareness Week, April 21-28
. Save your family some grief
by taking the time to talk now
about a decision that could be
painstaking later on--organ do-
According to Harold Saul, Na-
tional Kidney Foundation of Flori-
da President, "Most donations of
live-saving organs occur after a
sudden tragic death, not following
a long illness. The potential to be-
come an organ donor can happen
to the average family any day.
But talking about organ donation
is as popular an activity as writ-
ing out a will-most people con-
stantly put off making these
plans that can benefit others long
'after they're gone."
"Over 40,000 Americans-
men, women and children-are
currently awaiting life-saving
transplants, and the list keeps
growing. A single donor can pro-
vide organs and tissues for as
many as 30 recipients. Now is the,
time to open up a discussion
about organ donation. Each of us
has the power to make a differ-
ence," he emphasized.
The National Kidney Founda-
tion of Florida is encouraging all
Americans to sign organ donor
cards and discuss the decision
with their families during Nation-
al -Organ and Tissue Donor.
Awareness Week, held April 21-
28, to help ease the desperate or-
gan shortage in the United
The good news is that annu-
ally over 4,500 people do donate
their organs, but that is "less
than a third of the 14,000 Ameri-
cans who meet the criteria for or-
gan donation each year," Saul
"Our goal is to make everyone
aware of the great need as well as
the life-saving power of organ do-
nation and help people start dis-
cussing this delicate issue with
their families. Even if someone
has signed an organ donor card,
family consent is necessary at the
time of donation. Many times peo-
ple refuse to donate organs be-
cause they do not know what
their loved one would have want-
ed. A prior discussion enables
people to make a decision that is
carrying out their loved one's
wishes." added Saul.
To find out more about how
to sign up to become an organ do-
nor and start a family discussion,
simply call the National Kidney
Foundation of Florida at (800)
927-9659 or (407) 894-7325, and
request a free donor card arid the
National Kidney Foundation's
Gulf Rifle Club
The Gulf Rifle Club held their
PPC and FPOA Bullseye matches
on Saturday, April 13th. Sam
Hayslip, from the Gulf Correction-
al Institution was the dominant
shooter in this month's matches.
Sam won both matches and was
presented with two trophies to
add to his collection.
The next scheduled matches
on Saturday, April 20th will be a
Hunters Pistol. Metallic Silhouette
match followed by a Bullseye
match. Any common pistol cali-
ber may be used in the Silhouette
match. The Bullseye match will
be restricted to 22 RF. The Sil-
houette match will start at 9:00'.
a.m. and consist of firing 10'
shots at four different groups of,
metal targets for a total of 40
rounds being fired. The Bullseye
match will consist of 20 rounds
fired at a Bullseye target at 25
yards and 40 rounds at 15 yards
for a total of 60 rounds. For addi-
tional information call John Fadio
229-8421 or Yank Lyle at 227-
They are shooting trap ever
Sunday afternoon starting at 2:00
and on Thursday evening starting
at 6:00. Cost Is $3.00 per 25 tar-
gets. All shotgun shooters are in-
vited to come out and break some
new Family Discussion Guide, or
send a stamped self-addressed
envelope to Donor Card, c/o the
National Kidney Foundation of
Florida, 1040 Woodcock Road,
Suite 119, Orlando, Florida
Eight to nine people die each
day waiting for a life-saving organ
transplant. The National Kidney
Foundation of Florida is one of 52
NKF affiliates committed to the
goal of ensuring that every Ameri-
can who needs a transplant re-
ceives one. The National Kidney,
Foundation, whose work is fund-
ed entirely by public donations,
brings help and ,hope to millions
across the country through its
programs in research, patient ser-
vices, public information, profes-
sion education and organ dona-
Members of the Panhandle
Gator Club met April 4th to begin
work on the annual Steve Spurri-
er Golf Day and Banquet to be
held May 21. Thegolf tournament,
will be held at the Hombre Golf
Club on Panama City Beach and.
the banquet at the Howard John-
son Motel on Thomas Drive. Vlsl-
tation will begin at 5:00 p.m. with
dinner and a program following at
Entry forms for the tourna-
ment can be secured from Wayne
Parrish, Wesley Grace, Hubert
Richards or Rex Buzzett. Dead-
line for entering is May 17. The
form contains a complete descrip-
tion of the tournament.
All Gators and friends are in-
vited to participate in both
"events. Membership dues and
banquet fees will be collected at
the banquet entrance.
The Panhandle Gator Club.
includes members from Bay, Cal-
houn, Gulf, Holmes'and Washing-
ton counties, and is very active.
Proceeds from the golf tour-
nament will be divided equally be-
tween academic and athletic
scholarships at the University of
Florida. This past year, the club
endowed a $50,000 athletic
scholarship to the University in
honor of Bobby Carswell, brother
of Chipley's Judge Carswell.
Opens New Office
.. Preble-Rlsh, Inc. consulting -
engineers recently announced the
opening of its new regional office
In Destin. Preble-Rish has been
providing quality services to its
clients since 1991 with offices in
Tallahassee and Port St. Joe.
Robert Donald Brock, P.E.,
has been named office manager
of the new Destin office. He was
previously a manager with South-
ern Engineering Company in At-
lanta, Georgia. and holds a B.S.
in civil engineering from the Geor-
gia Institute of Technology.
Also, William J. Kennedy has
been named Vice-President of
Preble-Rish. Bill has been with
the company since 1993.
The Lupus Foundation of
Northwest Florida will have lupus
support group at the Bay Medical
office building, classrooms 1 and
The meeting is scheduled for
Saturday, April 20th from 10:00
a.m. to 12:00 noon.
The speaker will be Dr. Carl-
ton Schwartz,. DMD. They will,
cover dental care and concerns
for lupus patients.
said hopefully plants will be avail-,
able by the end of the summer.
Offer Plants for Seed
Dr. Hovanesian- made an offer
to. Gulf County and to private
landowners to trade sea oat seeds
for sea oat plants. He explained
his work and study of nursery-
raised sea oats, stating the plants
were very : difftlulti-rto ItraiSe
because of a very .poor.'&06. rate of-
.He noted the need for seeds
and their availability in -Gulf
County, stating he w6uld work
out an agreement that would be
good for both parties and propose
it to the county.
Hovaneslan told the group
seaoat seeds were harvestable for
only a three week period of the
year, during October. for best ger-
mination results. In' the wild,
,most new plants are generated
from the mother plant's rtot sys-
tem and only a minute percentage
come from seeds.
Gulf County Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford and Gulf
County Extension Agent Roy Lee
(From Page 2)
with experts, Josh! There's noth-
ing in, or about, a dormitory
room that I haven't seen on ex-
Folks, I stopped in mid sen-
tence as I stood at the doorway
peering in. It wasn't a room-it
was a mere trail between piles
and stacks of. of .. 'of
S "things". Clothes, furniture, box-
es, books, lamp shades, a stuffed
owl, three French hens, two 'tur-
tle doves and a partridge and a
pear tree were stacked to the
"Josh, there's twenty three
old pizza cartons-couldn't you
throw just. a few of em out!"
"Can't Dad, there may be a
crust or two left in one of them."
Duncan moved a bicycle wheel
and a garden hose off the couch,
"Would you like to sit down, Mr.
"You might not want to go.
back there," Alex pointed over
his shoulder toward a door lead-
ing, I assumed, to the bedroom,
"it's a little messy. Dune and I
cleaned up -out here just this
We were interrupted by a guy
from the Wildlife Game Commis-
sion. He was checking the room
for some lost animals ......
It was interesting to see that
college life hadn't really changed
all that much in thirty years.
I tried to put Cathy's mind at
ease when I got home. "Honey, I
can readily see and understand
why we can call in-but Josh
can't call out.- Listen, if their
phone doesn't ring, there's no
way in the world they could find
Thanks for the tour,
r organized the beach
ulf County Commissioner
:n Yeager, Bill McGraw
Local soil conservationist),
ie Rosborough, (Florida
of Agriculture), and Don
er (Research Conservation
Development Council) also
Ipated in the, program..-
--P-From Page 1
would like to personally thank
the numerous volunteers that do-
nate so much of their time to the
fire departments and ambulance
services and I will always contin-
ue to give them my complete sup-
port. It is my opinion that emer-
gency services must be as up to
date as practical.
"Also, we are updating the
parks In District I with new play-
ground equipmentarid the com-
pletion of a new park at Land's
Landing on Old Transfer Road. I
am very proud of these accom-
plishments for the citizens of Dis-
trict I, but one of the projects that
1 am most proud of is the 1996
Road Bond Paving Program. This
program will enable nearly all of
the residential roads in District I
to be paved," Armstrong added.
In closing Commissioner
Armstrong said, "I would like.to
thank everyone who supported
ine in the 1992 election and I ask
.for your support In 1996 so that
we may continue to make more
positive accomplishments in Gulf
P t yourcalr
and Ome uner
r Pf If you putboth your home and car
insurance with me and you're an excdlent
driver, youcould get a discount of up to
20 percenton a large portion of your car
j- insurance, To see how much.money you
S can save, stop by soon.
v Youte ingood hands.
ROY SMITH or LAURA RAMSEY
HANNON INSURANCE AGENCY
Subject to local availability and qualifications. 1993 Allstate Insurance Company, Northbrook, Illinois.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1996 PAGE 3A
Gulf County To Receive
Gulf County has been chosen
to receive funds to supplement
emergency food and shelter pro-
grams in the area.
The selection was made by a
National Board that is chaired by
the Federal Emergency Manage-
Seniors, friends and families
in Florida are expected to attend
the American Association of Re-
tired Persons' (AAPR) 1996 Bien-
nial Convention in Denver's Colo-
rado Convention Center May 21-
Floridians of all ages, AARP
members and non-members, may
attend three days of concurrent
workshops led by nationally
known experts, fitness walks ledl'
by TV personalities, ethnic cele-
brations, exhibits showcasing
products, services, travel destina-
tons, and hands-on technological
advancements including a full-
sized replica of NASA's space sta-
tion with their $5 registration fee.
This year, for the first time,
the Convention will offer lunch-
time and after work sessions of
topics of special interest to baby
boomers: retirement planning.
stress management and caring
for aging parents.
They can help you meet and
interview local AARP members as
they attend workshops and semi-
nars led by dozens of nationally
recognized experts on health, fi-
nance and lifestyle issues, all of
which impact residents of all ages
in Florida. This year, for the first
time, the Convention will offer
special session focusing on issues
of interest to Baby Boomers. In
addition, convention attendees
also will have the opportunity to
participate in fitness walks and'
visit exhibits geared to helping
Americans age with indepen-
Highland View Elementary
PTO will be having a spring festi-
val on Saturday, April 20th from
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. They will
have plenty of food, games, dunk-
ing booth and the Shriner:s
--o. wns. They would-like-4p invite-
y6u to come Join them for good
food and fun for all.
ment Agency (FEMA) and consists
of representatives from The Salva-
tion Army, American Red Cross,
Council of Jewish Federations,
Catholic Charities, USA, National
Council of Churches of Christ in
the U.S.A. and United Way of
America which will provide the
administrative staff and function
as fiscal agent. The Board was
charged to distribute funds ap-
propriated by Congress to help
expand the capacity of food and
shelter programs in high need
areas around the country.
A local- board made up of
.members appointed by the Gulf
County Board of County Commis-
sioners will determine how the
funds awarded to Gulf County
are to be distributed among the
emergency food and shelter pro-
grams run by local service organi-
zations in the area. The local
board is responsible for recom-
mending agencies to receive these
funds and any additional funds
available under this phase of the
Under the terms of the grant
from the National Board, local
governmental or private voluntary
organizations chosen to receive
funds must: 1. be non profit; 2.
have an accounting system and
conduct an annual audit; 3. prac-
tice nondiscrimination; 4. have
demonstrated the capability to
deliver emergency food' and/or
shelter programs, and; 5. if they
are a private voluntary organiza-
tion, they must have a voluntary
board. Qualifying organizations
are urged to apply on or before
Gulf County has distributed
emergency food and shelter funds
previously with the Gulf County
Senior Citizens participating with
the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners. The funds for
1995 totaled $6,366.00, and pro-
vided approximately 3,537 meals.
Further information on the
program may be obtained by con-
tacting R. Larry Wells, Adminis-
trator; Gulf County Courthouse;
1000 5th St., Port St. Joe, FL
32456; (904) 229-9112.
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ST. JOE PAPERMAKERS
FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
530 Fifth Street
Due1S From Page 1
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Friday & Saturday
April19 and 20
BAY COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Panama City
St. Joe Papermakers Federal Credit Union is offering
special interest rates for vehicles purchased in this sale
to qualified applicants.
LOANS MUST BE PRE-APPROVED. STOP BY ST. JOE PAPERMAKERS
FCU IN PORT ST. JOE OR WEWAHITCHKA FOR YOUR APPLICATION.
APPLICATIONS FOR THIS SALE WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, ONLY.
PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1996
Thursday Night Snooker
Tourney 7:30 p.m.
Live Music of
The Cypress Band
Ricky, Larry, Dave & Joe
8:00 -A12:00 p.m.
SFree Juke Box Music
Little Red's Bar
102 Reid Ave. -- Port St.
A Piece of History
In the photo above, Patrick
Tousignant, local roofing con-
tractor, presents Port St. Joe
Garden Club members with
some of the original 1925 roofs
cedar shake shingles he re-
moved, during the recent remod-
eling project at the garden club,
home on Eighth Street in Port
A shingle from the old roof'
reads, "GULF MANUFACTURING
We would like to take this op-
portunitr to say thahk' you to eve-
ryone for your cards, flowers.
gifts. and acts of kindness during
Alphonso's recent illness. May
God bless you all.
The fainlly of Alphonso Lewis
Sea Oats and Dunes Garden Club
The Sea Oats and Dunes Gar-
den Club met at the Community
Room, Gulf County Beaches Fire
Hall, St. Joe Beach, on April 9th
with president Mrs. Sally Malone
The club will conduct a field
trip to Beacon Hill Park on April
23 at 9:00 (EDI) followed by a
walk along the Overstreet road to
see the beautiful wild flowers.
Pitcher plants are fewer this year
and need protection before they
The next beach clean-up will
be conducted in May. The exact
date will be announced later.
Gulf County Commissioner.
Michael Hammond attended a
meeting on April 4th conducted
by a special committee. chaired
Sby Mrs. Bernyce Stickle. of the
Sea Oats and Dunes Garden
Club. She requested the county
place trash barrels on the beach
and that they be emptied fre-
quently. She told him of a sign,
'Welcome to Our Beach.' Leave
Nothing but Your Footprints",
which the club wishes to place on
the beach. Also, she stated that
the club would like to see, a "No
Pets on the Beach" ordinance for
the St. Joe Beach area.
Birdean Tollar, chairman of
the Bird Committee, announced
that the contributors to the Bird
Watcher Book do not recommend
red dye in the water and sugar
mixture for, hummingbirds. It is
not safe and tends to affect birds
as it, does humans.' There is
enough red on the, hummingbird
feeder to attract the bird.
The District: I Spring meeting
at Quincy will be held May 7th.
The Club members planning to
attend will leave the Fire Hall
promptly at 8 a.m. (EDT).:
The installation of niew offi-
cers and a luncheon will be held
SMay 14th at the Gibson Inn in
Apalachicola. / Afterwards the
members will go to the estuary
and lab for an enjoyable after-
noon. Those who have not signed
up should contact Mrs. Sally Ma-
lone no later than May 6th.
After the business meeting,
Mrs. Betty Chancelor presented a
film entitled "Cradle of Forestry"
to celebrate National Arbor Day.
The Cradle of Forestry is a 6,500
acre National Historic Site within
the Pisgah National Forest which
was set aside by Congress to
commemorate the beginning of fo-
restry conservation in the United
Special guest speakers were
Jeana and Tom Cook, members
of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Their film was entitled' '"Take
Pride Gulf Wide". This film en-
courage children, as well as
adults, not to throw trash in the
beautiful gulf waters. Pollution of
the waterways is a serious prob-
lem, and man-made pollution is
the worst of all.. A few examples
are discarded fishing lines, plas-
tic bags, and plastic beverage
rings. Turtles can mistake plastic
bags for jelly fish, which are their
staple diet, and starve to death
thinking that their stomachs are
full. Birds, seals and other ani-
mals can get caught in the plastic
beverage rings or discarded fish-
ing lines ard nets. No matter
what pollution is, the message is
always the same, it doesn't look
nice, it can be harmful, and ,t
doesn't belong in the marine envi--
ronment. The best way to stop-
pollution is to stop throwing your
unwanted items in the water.
-pomp% 4 1
A TEAM EVENT TO
10 a.m. 4 p.m.
to use your feet to raise,
money for the American,
Cancer Society. Join the
ACS's Relay for Life.
,Form a team and walk
on over to the high
school track and join
others who will be
having a great time
going around in circles
Call 227-7433 or
Mr. and Mrs. Cyderman
On March 20th at 10:00 a.mi.
Johanna Kaprel .McMullon and
Shawn Curtis Crvdernan were
married at the First United Meth-
odist'Church w th the Rev. Zedoc
Johanna is the daughter of
Judith Ann Rinehart and Robert
McMullon. Shawn is the son of
SThe bride was given in mar-
riage by her uncle, Robert K.
Rinehart. the best man was Ken-
ny. Daves and the maid of honor
was Frances. "Catey"' MMullon.
The wedding was attended by
faintly and friends with a lunch-
eon at "Julie's" afterwards. A re-
ception is planned for June 1st at
the Treasure Bay Lodge.
The couple reside in New Or-
leans. Louisiana where the bride
is based with the United. States
Coast Guard and the groom plans
to open a Karate Dojo and attend
Surfilde Serenity Group, 1st United
Methodist Church. 22nd St.. Mexico
'Beach. Monday 7:30; Friday 7:30.
All Uimes central. '647-8054.
PORT ST. J
PORT ST. JOE
S Saturday, April 20
by Shipes Studio
Shipes will be taking pictures frin 6:30 10.00
i.7m. at the Port St. Jloe Elementary School .
2 5 x 7s
S wallet Size
2 S X 10'S
2 -8 x 10's
Pose Two Po'se Three
2- 5 X 7'S 2- 5.x.7's
S- Wallets 8 W:illeis
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4- 5 X 7'S
32 Wallet Size
All 3 Poses
No More Than Four (4) People' n Tiu Picture'
2509 East 15th Street
Panama City, FL
Raymond Holland-Evelyn Lanier
To Wed April 26
Jeffrey Lanler and Sonlia Raf-
field wish to announce the en-;
gagement and approaching mar- T
riage of their mother. Evelyn;
Lanier. of Port St. Joe to Ray-i'
mond Holland of Port .St. Joe.
The wedding is planned for
. ; '. i .
April 26th at 6:00 p.m. E.S:T. at
the First Baptist Church of Port
St. Joe. A reception will follow.
All friends and relatives are
invited to attend.
its.Ed ,ksfr a .&fiem
S'Pleae arAIm 6ee 6! e
: HOURS: Tues. -Sat., 10:00 6:00
r off Sale
Items previously reduced and consignments not included.
Waverly and Seabrook ,
Waloverngs ... 30% of
Furniture and Accessories
505 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe- *-Phone 229-6054
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Apnil 21.s A part will be held at'
Leir e randiimoher s home
The p.aents of the t\wns are
Keesha Hamtiniltn of Port St. Joe.
and Marcus Williams of Wewa-
hitchka. their grandparents are,
Helen and Kvlar Hanilton both of,
Port St. Joe. Elouis Williams of.
Wewahitchka and O.C. Williams'
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1996 PAGE SA
Services for Workshop
Applebaum. Shuler, Dalgle
and Cothran is not the name of a
new, local law firm. The names
are those of'area attorneys who
volunteered their time and.exper-
tise at last Friday's Judgment
Collection Workshop, organized
by.Gulf CountyJudge Bob Moore.
Gold Card Club
Banquet May 2
> The 'Gulf County Schools
Gold Card Club Awards Banquet'
will be held Thursday. May 2. at
7:00 p.m., in the Commons Area
of Port St. Joe High School. This
occasion will honor all Port St.
Joe High School students who
have received two Cold Cards
during the first four six weeks
grading periods of this school
year or have a 3.5 G.P.A. for the
SGuest speaker for the ban-
quet will be Eddie Holland, a
1971 honor graduate of Port St.
Joe High School. Mr. Holland is
Vice President of Power Genera-
tion/Transmission and Corporate
Counsel for Gulf Power Company
arid also serves as its Compliance
Each student being honored
will receive a free banquet ticket.
The price for parent tickets is
$5.00. Reserved tickets are avail-
able for patrons. Students and
patrons should pick up their tick-
ets and parents and boosters
should purchase their tickets
from personnel in the front office
of Port St. Joe High School. Tick-
ets not purchased by parents
before April 25, will be made
available for purchase by the
general public. The deadline for
obtaining these tickets is the end
of; the school day 6n April 29.
Gulf Co. Senior
The Gulf Co. Senior Citizens
will be holding a exciting day of
activities at the Frank Pate Park
on April 20th from 11:30 until
1:00, including games for kids
and a bake sale. Proceeds will go
toward the senior citizens and
community center fund.
The Senior Citizens will be
selling their delicious BBQ sand-
wiches, chips, pickle, and Iced tea
for $3.00. Also to choose from will
be hot dogs, chill dogs and
drinks. : .-. t '
They would .i .jt invite-the
p i public out to Joi thernfor the ac-
Uvities and the viewing of the an-
tque cars that will be stopping
over on their way to the race in
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens Association will be selling
delicious 8 inch sub sandwiches
on April 19th from 11:00 a.m. Ln-
t1l 1:00 p.m. The public can stop
by the American Legion or the
Frank Pate and pick one up. The
proceeds will all go toward the
building fund. Please call 229-
8466 to place your order.
Sale to Benefit
NHC HomeCare is having a
yard sale on Saturday, April 20.
frhm 7:00 a.m. until noon. The
yard sale will take place behind
i their office building on the comer
of Hwy. 71 and Hwy. 98.
All proceeds from the sale will
benefit the Gulf County Senior
Citizen's new building. Come out
and support this worthy cause.
Each attorney spoke on, a topic
related to the process of collection
of a Final Judgment.
Attorney Steven Applebaum,
whose office is at Panama City
Beach, provided information
about properly establishing the
judgment to create a lien. Attor-
ney Michael Shuler, a partner in
the firm of Shuler and Shuler of
Apalachicola, discussed both in-
formal and formal discovery tech-
niques. Attorney Robert Diagle,
the managing attorney for North
Florida Legal Services in Panama
City. spoke on debtor exemption.
Attorney Monica Cothran, a part-
ner in the firm of Davenport,
.James and Cothran of Panama
City, discussed the procedures
for levy and garnishment.
Gulf County Judge Bob
Moore commented the audience
had many questions and seemed
to enjoy the presentations. The
audience was comprised of repre-
sentatives of business and Indi-
viduals from throughout Gulf
Relay For Life
Relay For Life is a unique,
challenging, and fun way to raise
money for the American Cancer
Society in our community and to
raise awareness of cancer and the
work of the American Cancer So-
ciety. This event is held through-
out the country.
The Relay for Life concept in-
volves a team of runners/walkers
competing against each other to
raise the most money and travel
the most miles.
Relay For Life will be held
May 4th at the Port St. High
School Track. Teams of 10-12
people from corporations, hospi-
tals, civic groups, and families
take turns in the relay. One team
member at a-time walks.,Jogs, or
runs around the track for 30 min-
utes. While the relay Is going on.
a community atmosphere is
created by team members enjoy-
ing entertainment, food, games,
The relay begins at 10:00
a.m. on Saturday, May 4th. with
team members alternating every
half hour running or walking
around the track. Participants en-
ter and leave the track from a
central point. A Wall of Memories
Ceremony will be held to honor
survivors and remember those
who lost the battle against can-
cer. At the end of the relay, a par-
tv will be held to award prizes.
SThis is,.a donation event.
Each team member is asked to
raise a minimum of $100 from
donors before the event. Prizes
will be awarded to those who
raise more money. Each member
that raises $100 will receive a re-
lay tee shirt.
Fish ad Shrimp Suffet
SALAD BAR INCLUDED
Every Friday and Saturday from 5:00 till 9:00 p.m.
Bf Sunday Buffet
Over 30 items on buffet
11 a.m. till 3 p.m.
Wit~ex~cs ieac4; P~ce 64'-4500
Sharon Call and Dick Seefeldt, Sr. Vice Pres. of the VFW Post #11069
V.F.W. Helps Collect Aluminum Tabs
Thanks to the help of VFW
Post #10069, Ladies Auxiliary
and Sharon Call of Sharon's Cafe,
they helped in the collection of 70
pounds of pull tabs. The tabs are
used to send children with leuke-
mla and other cancers to the
We would like to thank all of
those who took life time out of'
their busy to attend the annual
Easter Egg Hunt. Even the rain
could not dampen the day for all
the young hunters. A special
thanks to those who met at the
park at 7:00 a.m. to help with the
decorating and overseeing the
morning activities. Cheryl Peak,
Ida Garrett, Hilda Duren, Tonya
Nixon, Jimmy Williams, Bob
Moore, Jeanie Mims and Bonnie
Also the merchants that do-
nated the additional prizes. Star
Publishing, Duren's Piggly Wiggly.
Wewahltchka Bank, First Union
Bank, Costin's .Bookkeeping.
Let's Knit Yarn Shop, Bayside
Lumber, Hannon Ins., Pate's Ser-
vice, Preble-Rish Inc., St. Joe
Communications, St. Joe Furni-
ture. Treasures By The Sea and
St. Joe Rent-All.
summer camp called "Indian
The camp features a wide va-
riety of recreational activities and
learning experience during its
Card of Thanks
' I would like to publicly thank
Ricky Talbert and Marty Williams
of the Gulf Co. Sheriff Depart-
ment for their assistance with my
auto problems last week.
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Eldridge Money, 68, formerly
of Port St. Joe, died Thursday,
April 4, in Anderson, South Caro-
lina. He was born in Grandridge,
and moved to Port St. Joe 'in
1954. He had recently moved to
Franklin, North Carolina from
Port St. Joe. Mr. Money was an
instrument technician for Arizona
Chemical for over 25 years.
He was a charter member of
the First Pentecostal Holiness
Church and was a veteran of
WWII, serving in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Money served three terms
with the Gulf County Commis-
sioners, as well as serving a term
with the Gulf County School
Board. Mr. Money is survived by
his loving wife of 44 years, Max-
ine Wester Money of Franklin,
North Carolina, formerly of Port
St. Joe; one son, Carl Money and
wife Tina of 'Port St. Joe; two
grandchildren, Aaron and Carla
Money, both of Port St. Joe and
two half-sisters, Angle Sewell and
Anna Lou Suggs, both ofAltha.
Funeral services.for Mr. Mon-
ey were conducted on Monday,
April 8, at 11:00 a.m., E.D.T., in
the First Pentecostal Holiness
Church in Port St. Joe with Rev.
Ernest Barr officiating. Interment
followed in the Shady Grove Ce-
metery in the Grand Ridge Com-
All services were under the
direction of Gilmore-Southerland
James Gordon Brown. 65,
passed away Saturday morning
at his home in Wewahitchka. fol-
lowing an extended illness. A na-
tive of Bruce, he had been a resi-
dent of Port St. Joe and Highland
View since 1939 until moving to
Wewahitchka this past February.
He was a shipping clerk for St.
Joe Paper Company until his re-
tirement in 1978 after 33 years of
service. He was a member of the
Highland View Church of God.
Survivors include: his wife,
Donnie M. Brown of Wewahitch-
ka: his daughters and sons-in-
law. Vickle and Tony Abbonizlo of
Charleston, South Carolina, Su-
san and Chuck Stansell of Mont-
gomery,-Texas. Beverly and Karl-
ton Strickland of Highland View,
Kathy and Ron Fender of Rock-
leadge, Monica and Garrett Lam-
bert of Mountain Home, Arkan-
sas, and Stephanie Brown of
Wewahitchka; his son Buddy
Brown ofTallahassee! his mother
Eva Brown of Port St. Joe; a
brother, Robert Brown of Panama
City; and a sister and brother-in-
law, Betty and Dink Bailey of Oak
Grove; 13 grandchildren and sev-
The funeral service was held
at 3:00 p.m., E.D.T., Tuesday, at
the Highland View Church of
God, conducted by Dr. Clifton El-
more and the Rev. Robin Bailey.
Interment followed in the family
plot, in Holly Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Donna M. Collins
Donna Mae Collins passed
away Saturday, April 6, at Gulf
Pines Hospital. She was a native
and long time resident of Marion,
Ohio, before moving here three
Survivors include: her hus-
band, Vernon C. Collins; her chil-
dren, Carol Needles and husband
Don of Upper Sandusky, Ohio;
Bonnie MacFarlane and husband
Rick of Port St. Joe; Gary Collins
and wife Pat of Texas; Joyce Dil-
'dine of Marion, and Keith Collins
of Marion; six grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren; four broth-
ers and one sister.
She was taken to Boyd Fu-
neral Home in Marion, Ohio for
funeral services. Interment was in
Grand Prairie Cemetery near Mar-
Local services were provided
by Comforter Funeral Home.
Roy E. Ludlam;
'Roy E. "Bear" Ludlam, 57,
passed away oh Saturday, April
13. in Panama City following an
extended illness. A native of Eufa-
]a, he had been a resident of We-
wahitchka for the past 25 years.
Survivors include his son,
Robert Earl Ludlam of Griffin.
Georgia: five sisters. Edna Hoover
of Wewahltchka, Dorthy Lindsey
of Eufaula. Betty Jean Finch of
Wewahitchka. Mary. Frances
Jackson of Havana, and Diane
Cunningham of Panama City;,
and his brother, Mike Ludlam of
.The funeral service was held
at 11:00 a.m., C.D.T., Tuesday,
April 16, graveside, at Jehu Ce-
metery, conducted by the Rev.
Lonnie Cunningham. Interment
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahltchka Branch
Henry M. Miller
Henry Mack "Hank" Miller,
68, of St. Joe Beach, died Satur-
day afternoon, April 13, in a local
hospital. Born in Quincy, Mr.
Miller moved from Tampa in
:1953. He was a machine operator:
for 30 years with the Premier Ser-
vices Company. Mr. Miller was a
member and served as a Deacon
of the Christian Fellowship Bap-
tist Church of Mexico Beach and
was a veteran of WWII and the:'
Korean: Conflict serving in their
Mr. Miller is survived by his
loving wife of 45 years, Lois E.
Miller of St. Joe Beach; three"
sons, Michael Miller and wife In-
dia of St. Joe Beach, Steven Mill-
er and wife Debra of Wewahitch-
ka, and Henry Miller Jr. of"
Wewahltchka; one daughter,
Sherry Parker :..and husband
Thomas of Port St. Joe; several
brothers and sisters all from the
Tampa area; .,10 grandchildren
and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on
Tuesday, April 16, at 10:00 a.m.,
E.D.T., in the Beach Baptist-
Chapel with Pastor Bb Boyett andi,
Rev. John Clenney officiating. In-
terment followed in Holly Hill Ce-*
metery. Mr. Miller's grandsons':l:
served as active pallbearers and:
the deacons of the church served
as honorary pallbearers. ;In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made
to the church building fund in
memory of Mr. Miller.
All services were under the
direction of Gilmore-Southerland
Funeral Home .
Charles Wendell "Shorty"
Sowell. 62, of Cottondale died
Wednesday. April 10th, at Jack-
SA native of Washington
County, he was an electrician, a
member of the American Legion
Post In Alford, a member of Beth-
lehem Baptist Church and a vete-
ran of the Korean Conflict.
He Is survived by his wife,
Martha Louise Sowell; one son.
Charles Bruce Sowell of Panama
City; two daughters, Vanessa
Sowell Petorak of Alford and Lisa
Reene Butler of Port St. Joe;
three brothers, George D. Sowell
of Washington County, James R.
Sowell of Panama City and Au-
brey Gene Sowell of Alford; one
sister, Doris S. Strickland of Port
St. Joe; two grandchildren,
Amanda Kay Sowell of Panama
City and Devin Austin Butler of
Port St. Joe.
Funeral Services were held
Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist
Church in Kynesville with Dr.
Gary Younkers and Dr. Daniel W.
Duncan officiating. Burial fol-
lowed in the church cemetery
with James and James Funeral
Home, Maddox Chapel of Marian-
Annie C. Chafin
Annie Claire Chafin, 73, of
Wewahitchka, died Monday, April
15, at Bay Medical Center in Pan-
ama City, Ms. Chafin was born in
Gadsden County, and had lived
in Wewahitchka for over six
years. She was a retired accoun-
tant with Majik Food Chains.
Survivors include: a daugh-
ter, Martha Ford Davis and hus-
band Joseph of Fernandina
Beach; a sister, Virginia Ham
Gates of Cleveland, Tennessee;
three grandchildren and five great
Hearing Representative at Sr. Center
There will be a representative
from the Beltone Hearing Center
at the Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens Center in Port St. Joe on
April 19th at 10:30 a.m. Anyone
needing their hearing aids ser-
The funeral service was held
on Wednesday, April 17, grave-
side, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in
All services were under the
direction of Lanier-Andler Funer-
al Home in Chattahoochee.
viced or checked may come by
and see the representative.
On April 22, Newberry Eye
Clinic will provide free eye screen-
ing to seniors, 60 and over, at the
Gulf County Senior Citizens Cen-
ter located on Avenue D in Port
St. Joe. This screening will be
from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
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Lady Sharks Take Two From Bay High
1996 Port St. Joe Lady Sharks'
Shown in the front row, from left, are Katie Kilbourn, Dee Horton, Lindsay Williams. and Michelle
Martin. In the back row, from left, are Coach Eric Ramsey, Brigette Godfrey, Gena Johnson, Jolynne
Parker, Emily Thompson, Heather Fields, Alyson Williams, and Coach Martin Adkison. Members of the
team who were not available for, the photo are Sheila Hightower, Karen Clark, and Jamie Roberts.
SWewa Track Hosting District Meet
For the first time in many
years, the District 2-2A .track
meet will be held somewhere oth-
er than at FAMU in Tallahassee.
Several'changes have been made
in the district this year, including
the exit of perennial state champ;
FAMU Coach Harry Jacobs, for-
mer FAMU track coach, who will
not be going for a record tenth
straight state championship in
track this year because he is
coaching baseball this spring.
This year the district. meet
will,be hosted by Wewa High
School, but the meet will be held
on the track at Port St. Joe High
School on Wednesday, April 24.
Six schools will be competing in
the meet in both the girls and
boys divisions. Those schools are
Liberty County, Chattahoochee,
Sneads, Grand Ridge, Greensbo-
ro, and Wewahitchka.
Port St. Joe
The 1996 Port St. Joe girls
track team Improved their record
to 19 wins and only 4 losses with
two excellent performances over
the spring break holidays. A week
ago Tuesday the Lady Sharks
journeyed to Panama City and
came home with a second place
finish In the Bay Invitational and
then on Saturday they finished
fourth out of 17 teams In the Port
St. Joe Invitational. Head Track
Coach Vern Eppinette remarked,
"Our girls have been working real
hard In quest four goal this year
of winning the District Champion-
ship. I feel that we are right
where we need to be ,and if we
continue to -work hard and im-
prove both mentally and physical-
ly we will certainly be one of the
favorites for the district title."
Highlighting this year's per-
formances have been three new
school records. Fanta Harris, a
qualifier for state the past four
seasons, set new records in the
shot put and discus; whileJerini-
fer Smallwood set a new record in
the pole vault, Stephanie Maxwell
has performed well all season
with steady performances in the
100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, triple
jump and high jump. In the Bay
High Invitational, Stephanie re-
corded first place finishes in the
300 hurdles, triple jump and high
jump. Amy Buzzett forms the oth-
er half of St. Joe's strong hur-
dling crew and finished 1st in the
. 100 hurdles and 3rd in the 300
hurdles in Panama City. The mid-
dle distance races are run by La-
Trika Quinn and Anna Duren
who have shown steady improve-
ment while the distance races are
performed by Kristie Lowry and
A newcomer to Port St. Joe
track, Alesha Lowe runs the short
sprints and both the long jump
and triple jump and should help
the Lady Sharks at district. Devin
Clayton along with Amy Buzzett
are now working in the pole vault
and Devin was second in Panama
City and third at St. Joe. Tenelya
Hutchinson gives Fanta company
in both the shot put and discus
and has scored well all season in
the shot put.
"Our season is drawing to a
close, if we can get Anna Duren
and Ashley Brownell back from
injuries we could become the first
girls teams in many years to win
a district title", Eppinette con-
Council To Meet
The next meeting of Port St.
Joe High School's Advisory Coun-
cil will be held on April 23rd at
7:30 p.m. in the Media Center.
The public is-cordially invited to
The meet will be a showcase
for 2A track talent as a new dis-
trict champ. will be crowned for
the first time in many years, We-
wahitchka will be counting on the
strength of its state long distance
runners, led by Luke Taunton
and.Holly Atkins. Other long dis-
tahce runners hoping to place
and go to state are Adam Taun-
ton, James Taunton, Brent Kil-
gro, Jay Laster, Crystal Collins,
Stefanie McDaniel, and Renee Ar-
dire. Many rof these 'runners
helped the Wewa cross country
team win a state championship
this past fall.
SAnother strength of the Wewa
track teamI is in the field events.
Hoping to dowell in this area are
Andrew Williams, Joe Jackson.,
Cecil Jackson, Gus Russ, and
Also fielding strong teams will
be district rivals Libertfy Co and
Greensboro. In the only head-to-
head competition this far, Wewa
and Liberty Co. tied for first with
80 points and Greensboro fin-
ished a strong second. Liberty Co.'
has a lot of depth, making it pos-
sible for them to score in many
events, while Greensboro Is;
blessed with its traditional speed.
The meet will begin at 1:00
p.m., EDT, with the800S meter re-
lay and the field events. The run-
ning events are,scheduled to start
at 2:00 p.i., EDT.
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The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks'
pitcher Gena Johnson picked up
two wins on the mound in' the
double-header against Bay High.
In the first game, Johnson
pitched the complete game and
gave up 12 hits, one walk and
struck out one, but St. Joe's
sound defense allowed only three
runners to cross the plate.
Port St. Joe's offense was
keyed on the 17 walks Bay High's
pitcher gave up. The leading hit-
ters for the Lady Sharks were Bri-
gette Godfrey, one for one; Alyson
Williams, one for three with one
RBI; Jolynn Parker, one for three
with a triple; Dee Horton, one for
three with a double; and Jamie
Roberts, one for three.
Alyson Williams, who started
on the mound for the Lady
Sharks in the second game,
walked five batters and gave up
five runs in the first inning. Gena
Johnson relieved Williams and
gave up two runs on seven hits
arid walked six batters while clos-
ing the game.
Dee Horton led the 11-hit at-
tack going three for three with a
triple; Brigette Godfrey and Lind-
say Williams, two for four; Alyson
Williams and Jolynn' Parker, one
for two; Gena Johnson and
Heather Fields, one for three.
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1996
District Tournaments Next Week
ir i VU flMu H 1 Both Port St. Joe High School
HEART ATTACK TOMORROW and Wewahltchka High School are
preparing for district tourna-
ments in various sports. The fol-
Your chances would be tremendously greater than a few years lowing is district information pro-
ago that you could make a complete recovery and lead a normal vided to The Star by their respec-
life. Ambulance drivers are trained in emergency heart case tive coaches.
procedures and now many hospitals have a coronary care unit to PORT ST. JOE BASEBALL
see you through the first critical week. Your physician too is very Florida High will host the
much aware of of the most modern care concepts available and District Two 3A contest in
he has specialists near at hand to consult with when needed. Tallahassee next Wednesday and
SW Thursday, with #2 seed Port St.
At home after a coronary, special care must be taken. Diet is Joe playing #3 Blountstown at
controlled, exercise is planned, check-ups are scheduled and 1:00, followed by #1 seed Florida
medication may be prescribed by the doctor. Our prescription High against #4 Monticello at
laboratory stocks a great many medicines frequently prescribed 4:00. The championship game will
for heart patients. be played Friday at 4:30 EDT.
"A GREAT MANY PEOPLE ENTRUST US with their pre- t he flip of a coin decidstrict all
scriptions, health needs and other pharmacy products. St. Joe and Florida High seaco
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Blountstown at 2:00 EDT, fol-
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.:a onship game will be at 4:00 on
Sharks Go Two For Three
PSJ 8, WEWA 2
Shark hurlers Brad Smith,
Russell Young, Des Baxter, and
Barry Adkison combined for a
three-hitter and paced the #5
ranked Sharks (16-3) to a win
over county rival, Wewahitchka.
Brad Smith pitched the first
three innings and gave up two'
runs on two hits and struck out
two. Russell Young pitched the
fourth and fifth innings and'gave
up one hit and struck out three.
Des Baxter and Barry Adklson
pitched the sixth and seventh in-
nings allowing no hits while'strik-
ing out one batter apiece.
Matt Kearce pitched four and
one-thirds Innings for the Gators,
gave up 11 hits, walked four and
struck out five. Stephen Doyle
pitched one and two-thirds in-
nings, gave up no hits, one walk
and struck out one. Josh Baxley.
John Gibbs, and Champ Traylor
were all one for three at the plate.
Gibbs and Traylor each had a
The leading hitters for the
Sharks were Charlie Lanford, two
for three with one RBi; Barry Ad-
kison, two for three; Cameron
Likely, two for four; Ryan Yeager,
one for two: Wayne Summers.
one for three with one RBI; Brian
Jenkins, one for four with three
RBI: Des Baxter. one for one with
a double; and Doyle Crosby, one
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Port St. Joe faced Florida
High this past Saturday for the
second time and their fifth game
of the week. After losing to Flori-
da High. both teams were tied in
District 2-3A play with a record of
(5-1). The #1 seed came down to
a coin toss, which Florida High
won, leaving Port St. Joe In the
#2 position entering the District
2-3A tournament next week.
Russell Young (4-2) started
on the mound for the Sharks and
pitched one and one-third in-
nings, gave up two hits, including
a home-run, walked five, and
struck out one to pick up the
loss. Barry Adkison relieved
Young in the second inning and
walked two batters. Ryan Yeager
then relieved Adkison in, the sec-
ond inning and pitched one in-
ning, gave up seven hits and
walked one. Brad Smith relieved
Yeager in the third inning and
gave up one hit and struck out
.The leading hitters for the
Sharks (15-3) were Wayne Sum-
mers one for two with a double,
Barry Adkison, Jeff Player, and
Des Baxter one for two, and Brad
Smith one for one.
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Joe Sharks baseball team won
their eighth straight game Friday
when they downed Jefferson
County in a District 2-3A game,
Des Baxter started on the mound
for the Sharks and went two and'
two-thirds innings giving up only,
two hits while he walked four and
struck out one. Ryan Yeager (2-0)
pitched the remainder of the'
game and gave up two hits and
struck out three in relief to pick
up the win for the Sharks.
S Wayne Summers led the 14-
hit attack for the Sharks (15-2)
going three for four with three
RBI and a triple, Des Baxter was
two for two, Brian Jenkins was
two for four with two RBI and a
triple, Ryan Yeager was two for
five with a triple, Cameron Likely
was two for five with a double.
Jesse Colbert, Russell Young, and
Doyle Crosby were all one for two.
The Sharks improved to (5-0) in
District 2-3A play.
A men's slow-pitch softball
tournament will be held May 17th
and 18th in Port St. Joe as a
fundraiser for the Port St. Joe
High basketball team. Entry fee is
$70 per team. For more informa-
tion contact John Crosby. (904)
Tranum McLembre (5) collected two RBI in Wewahitchka's win
over Munroe. Josh Baxley leads off from third base.
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commend If any of your wisdom teeth
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npacted or maintained in a healthy,
teeth. If condition, there is no reason
should-be: to remove them. Only a
possible., thorough examination by your
are a dentist will provide the best
when our solution to how your wisdom
and could teeth should be treated.
he gum or
Prepared as a public ser-
Svice to promote better dental
health. From the office of
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D., 319
Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.
Wewahltchka will host base-
ball, softball and track district
tournaments. 'I'he baseball 2A
tournament will be next Thursday
and Friday with play beginning at
3:00 Thursday with Bristol vs.
Chattahoochee. Wewahitchka will
play at 6:00 against the winner of'
the Sneads-Apalachicola game
(which will be played Monday).
The district championship
game will be Friday at 6:00 CDT.
SWEWA 13, MUNIROE 1
The Gators swept another
double-header with their wins
over R. F. Munroe and Carrabelle
in Thursday's Wewa State Bank
Day of Baseball and improved
,their record to 12-10.
Ike Mincy and Ed Sumner
combined for a no-hitter and
struck out 10 during a 13-1 win
over R. F. Munroe in the first
game. Mincy (2-0) was credited:
with the win for the Gators on the
Dave Davis led the hitting at-
tack for the Gators with three
hits and three RBI. Ed Sumner
added two doubles and Tranum
McLemore had two RBI.
WEWA 11i CARRABELLE 1
Tranum McLemore picked up
the win on the mound for the Ga-
tors in the second game. McLe-
more hurled a one-hitter and
struck out 15 batters.
Leading the Gators' offensive
were Tranum McLemore with
three hits, Josh Baxley with two
hits and two RBI, and Matt
Kearce with two double and four
RBI. Wayne Luebe, John Gibbs,
and Kelly Forehand each added
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WEWA-NELSON CO. 13-1, 5-1
The Wewahitchka Gators'
baseball team swept a double
header from Nelson County this
past Wednesday. Matt Kearce (5-
3) threw a five-hitter to pick up
the win In the opener. In the
nightcap, Tranum McLemore
hurled a two-hitter with 11
Ed Sumner's two-run homer
The Lady Gators will host
their three-day district 2A tourna-
ment with play beginning
Wednesday at 1:00 CDT with
Chattahoochee vs. Sneads, fol-
lowed by Apalachicola vs.
Greensboro at 3:00. The Lady
Gators, seeded # one in the dis-
trict, drew a bye Wednesday, and
will play the winner of game one
on Thursday at 1:00. Bristol will
play the winner of Wednesday's
The championship will be
decided at 3:00 on Friday, April
Wewahitchka will host their
district track meet, but will hold
the event at Port St. Joe High
School's track. The meet will
begin at 1:00 EDT Wednesday,
April 25, with the 800 meter relay
and the field events. The running
events are scheduled to start at
2:00 p.m. EDT.
Its Own Day of Baseball
ignited a four run first inning to in the Gators double-header
pace the Gators to a win in the sweep. Josh Baxley, Tranum
nightcap. Wayne Luebe led all McLemore, and Matt Kearce each
hitters with four hits and six RBI had three hits, and John Gibbs
had three RBI for the Gators.
St. Joe Hosts 4th NELSON CO. 100 00- 1 5 3
WEWA 444 1X- 13 10 0
The Port St. Joe Sharks will
host its 4th Annual Citizens Fed-
eral Classic baseball tournament
on Friday, April 19 and Saturday,
April 20. Games are scheduled to
be played as follows:
Friday. Avril 19
1:00- Blountstown vs Bristol
4:30- PSJ vs Bay High
Saturday. April 20
10:00- PSJ vs Blountstown
12:30- PSJ vs Bristol
3:00- Bay High vs Blountstown
5:30- Bay High vs Bristol
(All times are Eastern.)
Lady Gators Win
WEWA 12, ALTHA 1
The Wewahitchka Lady Ga-
tors' softball team improved to
18-3 as they cruised to a victory
in six innings against Altha.
Pitcher Thelma Bryant (17-3)
faced 24 batters in six innings,
struck out 10, walked one and al-
lowed one hit in the fifth inning.
The leading hitters for the
Lady Gators, ranked #7 in 2A,
were Diana Taunton, three for
three with a triple and three RBI,
and Kristin Jones and Aimee
Pridgeon who each had two hits.
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If you live from Mexico
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can now join the St. Joseph's Bay Country
Club for $200.00 plus one month dues. This
offer is good through June 30, 1996.
f a a a a a a a a
Members may bring a guest for a dis-
counted rate of $15.00 plus tax for 18 holes.
Area visitors join us for 18 holes of golf
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Golfing offer good through May 31, 1996.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1996 PAGE 1B
VFW Celebrates Volunteer Week
For the first time in over 30 years the Port Theatre had an audience. The building is being renovat-,
ed by Wade Clark Auctions and it was the site last Thursday evening of an auction of consigned items.,
The building is owned by Wade and Paula Clark and they hope to restore it to a semblance of the way it
was when it was a popular moeie attraction. The old building fell into decline following the advent of
television, and has been boarded up after showing its last movie.
Get Your Infant Im
National Infant Immunization early immunized against infectious
Week, April 21-27. is an annual and potentially deadly diseases,
special observance which high- such, as measles, whooping
lrht4 f1 ih, t mr.fnfk-kAAi tilnr inr CA l cohand ertussis
g1j1ts Us e imporuL I-ance-u L mley nm-,
fant immunizations. While immu-
nization rates have improved
dramatically, recently many
young children are not adequate-
ly, protected against dangerous
diseases. Approximately one In
four children aged birth to two
years, in the U.S., are not prop-
Cougn, Un a s'US5 *
In Gulf County, 98% of the,
children of that age group, have
been, adequately protected
against these dangerous diseases,
however, they must continually
strive to protect all of the chil-
dren. Their goal Is for 100%, of all
children in Gulf County being ful-
ly protected. By the age of two,
children should have received a
total of 14 vaccinations.
The Gulf County Health De-:.
partment in Port St. Joe and We--,
wahitchka is observing NIIW
along with the national obser-
vance and have planned special
days that you will want your In-:
fants and preschoolers to be a
part of. They are Tuesday. April
23 at the Wewahitchka Health
Department and Friday, April 26
at the Port St. Joe Health Depart-
It isn't necessary to make an
appointment, however, they en-
courage appointments for your
convenience. The health depart-
ment asks that you bring your
child's immunization record to be
updated. If your child is up to
date on his/her immunization,
come by the health department
and be commended with a bal-
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The social problems of tom-
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most Americans never truly con-
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life for an at-risk teen, child, an
illiterate adult, or a lonely adult,
a lonely senior citizen a little bet-
That is why the nation cele-
brates The Points of Light Foun-
dation sponsored National Volun-
teer Week to honor the 89.2
million people who volunteer their
time to make someone else's life a
Little better. Volunteers repre-
sent hope for our communities.
Their phenomenal efforts help to
,ensure a brighter future for the
Members of the VFW and La-
dles Auxiliary annually volunteer
millions of hours toward commu-
nity service projects. Locally,
members of VFW Post #10069
have. completed the following vol-
unteer projects in the communi-
ty: gave out 35 food baskets to
the needy at Christmas, visits to
Gulf Pines Nursing Home, donat-
ed to the Todd family after their
4 fie, gave flags to schools, held
ceremonies on Memorial Day and
I,, Veterans Day.
.tDurinng National Volunteer
SWeek, VFW Post 10069 will honor
Ken Murphy, Tonya Nixon, Franc-
es Baxter, Tamara Laine, Bo
Williams, Sherry McDowell, Don-
na Haddock and several post
members for their volunteer work
in the community. Post Com-
mander Dave Kelly invites the
public to a special recognition
ceremony April 27th at 12:00
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I da J. Goodson, left, and Higdon Swatts.
Retires After 31 Years of Service
On March 29th, Ida J. Good-
son was honored with a luncheon
to commemorate her retirement
from St. Joseph Telecommunica-
Uons. Along with several gifts of-
fered. Higdon Swatts, Operations
Manager, presented the retiree
with a certificate of appreciation
for 31 years of loyal service to the
company.. Mr. Swatts also pre-
sented the retiree with her first
Goodson was employed in
April of 1965 as a operator. In
May of 1975, she was promoted
to the position'of Service Assist-
ant and then 'in. February of
1980; was promoted to the posi-
tion of Group Chief Operator and
was serving in that capacity at
the time of her retirement.
Attending the luncheon were
members of her family, friends,
and fellow employees, all wishing
her well. Mrs. Goodson will be
missed by her many friends anid
Kinard will be having their
homecoming at the Kinard Com-
munity Center off of Highway 73.
It will start at Saturday, May 4th
at 10:00 a.m. with live entertain-
ment throughout the day.
Please bring old photos and-
reminisce of days past. Lunch
will be served at 12:00 noon.
Everyone please bring a well
filled basket and tea, bring your
chairs, and enjoy the day.
BEST FOOT FORWARD
By Dr. StephenJ. Gross, Podiatrist
Older people sometimes use
terms that are not familiar to
younger generations. One of these
is, the word "chirpodist." That once
was the title for foot-care special-
ists. It originated from the name of
a textbook published more than
two centuries ago "Chiropodologia"
combining the French word for sur-
gery and Greek for foot and sur-
: By the middle of this century,
"podiatrist" became the accepted ti-
tle in the U. S. for the health-care
specialist who concentrates on di-
agnosing and treating conditions of
the feet. Techniques and treatments
procedures have '.'
but now there "
are many more A
effective alternatives to surgery.
If you have a foot problem, con-
sult the podiatrist and find out
what today's advanced professional
care can do for you.
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of better foot care by:
DR. STEPHEN J. GROSS, PODIATRIST
HIGHWAY 98 EASTPOINT
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your automotive prospects am
This 'Friday and Saturday, you'll have an ideal opportunity to take advantage of some outrageous
car- deals at the "Members Only" Car Sale.
For this one weekend, the area's leading car dealers will fill the Bay County Fairgrounds with an
almost infinite selection of off-lease, used and new cars, and trucks. .
At the same time, our loan officers will be on hand t6 provide financing at some of the most
competitive interest rates in the area. Or you can arrange for a pre-approved loan draft at dny'Tyndall
Federal Credit Union branch or by calling Mail and Phone Services at 769-9999, the Telephone
Lending Center at 747-4340 or toll-free at 1-800-342-1679.
So drop by the.Bay County Fairgrounds this Friday & Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
for some automotive values that are out of this world.
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PAGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1996
Annual Meeting at Coop.
Over 600 members of Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative, a
rural electric company which
serves the north end: of Gulf
County, gathered at the Coop
headquarters this past Saturday
for their annual meeting. Approxi-
mately 1,500 people were present
to enjoy the various array of foods
and enjoy the entertainment by
the Country Gold Band.
Incumbent board members L.
L. Lanier and Edward W. Jones
were challenged for their seats on
the Board of Directors by R.
Charles Pettis and Thomas W.
Wynn, Jr., respectively. Lanier
retained his seat with a 291-221
plurality and Jones defeated
Wynn by a 355-111 margin.
A crowd of approximately 1,500 gathered Saturday on the, their annual meeting. Shown here are shown of those in atten-
grounds of the Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative in Wewahitchka for dance.
7' ". m
Eating corn on the cob can be quite messy, and if your hands
are full, it's hard to clean your mouth as Jim McKnight found out.
The Coop gave away several
prizes during the day with grand
prize winners being Jean Cowart
who received a gas grill, and Doris
Pridgeon, Eppenee Busby and
Christine Pitts, each given $100
credit on their power bills.
Family Medical Center
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* Physical Therapy
* X-Ray & Lab Services
* Surgical Procedures
* Worker's Comp. Injuries
MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED
Sa ias fr te bad of di .
Cooperative members line up Saturday to vote on the'candidates for the board of directors.
natural Gas Safety
Natural gas supplies vitally needed energy
to thousands of homes, businesses and indus-
tries in Florida. Energy, whether it be in the form,
of gas, electricity; oil, water, etc., when uncon-
trolled can be dangerous.
Even though a record of safe operations has
been established over the years by the regulat-
ed gas industry, knowledge of the information
contained in;this ad can assist you in recogniz-
ing a potentially hazardous condition and take
appropriate action to safeguard life and property.
Q. What Are Some of the Characteris-
tics of Natural Gas A User Should
A. Natural gas is a,mixture of hydrocarbons
composed mainly of methane and exhibits
the following characteristics:
1. Odorless an odor is added to this gas.
2. It is lighter than air and if released will
rise into the atmosphere unless trapped.
3. It is nontoxic. However, as with any burn-
ing process, incomplete combustion will
form carbon monoxide which is toxic.
4. Itis colorless. ,
5. It has a flammability range of from 4% to
14% (approximate values by volume of
gas to air).
Q. Is Natural Gas Dangerous?
A. Gas, like all forms of energy, is capable of
doing damage and must be used properly.
However, the: experience with natural gas
use shows it to be more safe than other en-
ergy sources which you use in your home or
Q. What Should You Know About Gas
A. 1. Natural, gas doesn't normally have an
2. A substance is added by your gas com-
pany to give natural gas a "rotten-egg"
smell should it escape.
3. Become familiar with the smell. Should
you detect this odor, it doesn't positively
tell you that there is a gas leak; but this' is
sufficient reason for you to call your gas
company and have them investigate.
Q. What Additional Ways Can You
Detect A Gas Leak?
A. 1. When the ground is wet, you may detect
a leak -by seeing bubbles rising through
puddles of water in a uniform manner.
2. A larger leak of gas' from underground
piping may be able to be seen by sand
blowing around a small hole in the
ground; it may be felt just as you may feel
air leaking from a small hole in a tire or
air hose; and if it is a large.leak, a noise
can be heard similar to air leaking.
3. A flame at or around appliance piping
other than at the burner indicates leak-
Q. The Fact That A "Rotten-Egg"
Odor Is Detected, Does Than Mean.
That There Is A Natural Gas Leak?
A. No. But this should be checked to assure
that the odor isn't an indication of a gas leak.
Call your gas company and report it. Odors.
similar to that of natural gas may come from
1. A sewer system.
2. A water aeration plant which has a sul-
3. Swamps or bogs.
4. ;Areas where the land has been filled, etc.
Q, If There Is A Gas Leak, Will You
Always Smell An Odor?
A. No. If gas leaks from an above ground pipe,
there should always be an odor. However,
such as a leak from an underground service
line or main, the ground acts as a filter and
can remove the odor from the gas.
Q. Why Isn't A Gas Odor Smelled
1 When the Gas Is Burned On A Gas
SRange or Furnace?
!A. The material used to odorize the gas is flam-
mable and is consumed in the process of
burning. If your equipment is properly adjust-
ed you should not detect the odor when you
4r are using your appliances.
;Q. What Can One Do to Reduce the
Possibility of An Accident?
'A. First keep the emergency telephone number
of your gas company handy. A good place to
keep this number is to write it down in the
front of your telephone book along with other
emergency telephone numbers such as fire,
Other things which should be done to im-
Sprove safety as well as conserve energy are:
1. Teach children that they are not to play
S with any appliances in the home.
S2. Clean the burners and have them
,..checked for proper adjustment periodical-
1 3. Repairs, installations and removal, of ap-
pliahces are jobs for qualified persons.
Use only qualified people to do this work.
S4. If lighting of an appliance is required, AL-
WAYS light match and hold at ignition
point\ of burner before you turn on the
5. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for
operation and care of gas appliances.
6.. Never take a chance. If you think you
smell gas, call you gas company.
Q. What Should be Done When One
Believes He Smells Gas?
A. There are many possible conditions which
could be encountered, thus it isn't possible
to give specific instructions for every situa-
tion: The following examples provide general
instructions which should assist:
1. If a slight odor is detected in a localized
area or room of a building do not use a
;match or other flame in the area; call the
gas company immediately.
2. If a strong odor is detected in a building
or other confined space do not operate
electrical switches, light matches or use
an open flame; however, do open win-
dows and doors to ventilate the area
(caution. don't turn on exhaust fans)
leave the building and call the gas com-
3. If a strong odor Is detected in a build-
ing and/or a hissing sound is heard -
do not operate electrical switches, lights
or other devices; do evacuate the build-
ing leaving exit doors open on your way
out, warn persons to stay clear of the
building and call the fire department and
gas company 'immediately from another
4. If the odor of gas is detected outside (in
the yard, at the sidewalk, etc.) -
immediately call the gas company.
SAFETY IS YOUR BUSINESS. EDUCATE
YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS ABOUT THE
PRECAUTIONS TO TAKE WHEN THEY BE-
LIEVE THEY SMELL THE ODOR OF GAS.
CAUTION: The term "Gas" is used by the
news media and others to include a variety of
products such as liquidified petroleum gases
(propane, butane), gasoline and natural gas.
Each product has its own characteristics which
differ from one another, 'thus the information
given in this advertisement is applicable only to
NEVER POSTPONE CALLING THE
GAS COMPANY WHEN YOU
BELIEVE THAT YOU SMELL GAS.
Emergency Telephone Numbers Are:
229-8216 -For Office Hours 8:30 to 5 P.M.
227-1115 Gulf County Sheriff's Dept.
229-8265 Police Department
ST. JOE NATURAL GAS COMPANY
301 Long Avenue
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Port St. Joe, FL
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THU~ISDAY, APRU~ 18, 1996 PAGE SB
Events and Happenings from County Schools
By Linda Whitfield
Optimist Club Oratorical Contest
The Optimists were very ex-
cited over their first oratorical
contest. Participants were: Ryan
Martin, Josie Whitfleld, Clarissla
Alien, Jennifer Williams, Lindsey
Carter, Tanisha Helium, Chris
Connell, Jessica Whitfleld and
William Jenkins. It takes a lot of
courage and poise to read an es-
say in a room full of 'adults and
we were very proud of all of the
Tanisha Helium Is
Student Of The Week
Pam Sumner chose 12-year-.
old Tanisha Helium as the sixth
grade "Student of the Week". Ta-
nisha likes to sing and cheer and
wishes that. cheering would be
open to all girls who wanted to
cheer. Her favorites are: IV show,
"Sister, Sister"; color, blue; and
song, "Boys to Men". If she could
visit anywhere, it would be Ha-
"Tanisha", says her teacher,
"is: a wonder girl and I'm happy to
have had her in my room. She is
an inspiration to her classmates.
I have really enjoyed her enthu-
siastic attitude." Tanisha's favor-:
ite subject in school is P.E. and
she really excells in' track and
field. She sings in her church
choir and recently participated in
the Optimist Club Oratorical Con-
test. She's a great girl
Pepsi Winners Announced
The Pepsi cap contest came
to an end on March 31, and Kim
Whitfield, coordinator, would like
to announce the winners. There
were three divisions in the con-
test and the winner in each divi-
sion will receive a pizza party and
.Winners are K-3--Th Ird
grades of Linda Whiteld, andy
Harper and Iftlene-'WhIfield!
4-4--Fifth grades of Esther Taun-
ton and Joe Walker: other-CP
classes tied with ESE and TEAM
classes. So more congratulations
to Kim Ludlam, Judi Lister, Doris
Jean Whitten, Pam Sumner, Kim
Whitfield, Renee Forehand, Diane
Atchison, 'Lori Price, and Sue
Trip to Tallahassee '
The second grade classes of
Tracy Bowers and April Bidwell
went on an all day trip to the
Junior Museum of Science and
Natural History on the day before
Easter break. They were so excit-
ed about going that they even
made it to school by 7:00 so they
could get an early start. Their pic-
nic was held in the museum
How's That Again?
When first grade teacher,
Rhonda Pridgeon, got a new short
hair cut, she told her students
she had a "ball game" hairdo.,
meaning it would be short and
easy to fix for softball games. Stu-
dent Matthew Miller remarked
that, "all you need now is the bat,
you have the ball"
During a creative writing as-
signment in first grade, Chris
Rhames drew a picture of Jesus.
When Miss Rhonda asked him
about his picture, he said, "Jesus
saves us from our sins." Then an-
other student, Roy Suber, drew a
red-headed man. On further in-
quiry, he told Miss Rhonda that it
was Moses, and that "I think he's
in the Bible too."
Now that CTBS is over as well
as Easter break, the children are
settling down for the last leg of
the school year. The last of school
is a sad and joyous occasion. At
this time of the year, one's class
is molded into working perfection.
Then one really hates to give
them up to another teacher.
Soon, however, a new crop of re-
cruits will be along.
Gulf County Schools
SAPR 26 .:.
lettuce, tomato and pick-
les, French Fries, Milk
TUES--Country Fried Steak
or Meatloaf, Turnip Greens,
Mashed Potatoes, Roll,
Milk and Gravy.
Fruit. Vegetable, Bread, Milk
Potatoes w/Gravy, Green Veg-
etable, Cornbread and Milk. ,
FRI-Tuna Salad, Sliced
Peaches, Green Beans, Sal-
tines. Milk and Dessert.
Port St. Joe Elementary School
S By: Cindy Belin
Students Of The Week
Congratulations to our "Stu-
dents of the Week" Meagan
Langley, Courtney Thompson. All-
son Kennedy, Sandra Roney. Re-
bekah Farmer,. Tessi Layfleld and
State Science Fair Winner
Congratulations to Lisa Curry
on placing third in the junior
physics division at the State Sci-
ence:Fair held in Orlando, We are
proud of you, Lisa!
As part of Career Week, our
school is collecting pennies for
the Gulf County Scholarship Pro-
gram. This program provides
scholarships 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. Please
send your pennies to school be-
fore Friday, April 19.
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 for our sixth graders. All
parents are encouraged to attend.
Track And Field D ay
Our annual Track and Field
Day has been rescheduled for Fri-
day, May 10. Parents are asked to
begin sending two liter drinks to
school to be sold at Track and
Field Day. Please do not send
baked goods at this time.
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 held 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. to 1:00 p.m. If
your child plans to attend Port St.
Joe Elementary School please
bring-your child a copy of
his/her birth certificate a
copy of his/her social security
number .. proof of immuniza-
tion .. : proof of physical (since
August 12. 1995).
For 'more information, pleased
call Cindy Belin at 227-1221.
Due to kindergarten registra-
tion,. there will not be school for
our kindergarten students on this
.Free or Reduced Lunch Program
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
Smay pick up application foims in
the school office.. If you have
Questions, please call Temple
Watson at 229-8256 or 639-
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.
Congratulations to this
week's seventh grade "Students of
the Week"-Quathna Fennell and
Josh Summers. We are very
proud of youl
On Friday, April 5, the Port
St. Joe Middle School girls soft-
ball team played a double-header
against Wewahitchka, ending
their season. They won the first
game with a score of 36-4 and
the second with a score of 35-3.
Their final record for the year was
a total of nine wins and two loss-
es. You all did an excellent hob
and have earned the right to
The Gold Card Club hosted
their second annual Awards As-
sembly on Tuesday, April 16th at
Port St. Joe Middle School. Stu-
dents who have made the honor
roll at least twice received certifi-
cates and those who obtained a
3.5 GPA during the first semester
were presented with an honor
student pin. On behalf of all of
the seventh and eighth graders
who participated in the assembly,
thank you for the pizza and cake
Any girls who have already
signed up for cheerleading, re-
member that .practice begins on
April 29th at 2:45. Also, you
must have ,a signed parent per-
mission form, a current physical,
and your fifth six weeks report
card. Girls who do not have these
.by the first practice date will not
be allowed to participate.
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
By: Chris A. Earley
The Exceptional Student Ed-
ucation Department at Port St.
Joe Middle School has been
awarded a $500 Family Preserva-
tion/Family Support Grant
-through the Florida Department
of Health and Rehabilitative Ser-
vices. This grant will be used to
establish a lending library to in-
clude books on topics of interest
to parents of middle school- stu- -
dents as well as, study aids to be
used by students. This lending li-
brary.should be operating at the ,
beginning of the 1996-97 school
Gold Card Awards Program
and Pizza Party
The Parent Support Group for
Academic Excellence is proud to
This time of year has several
groups ready to take off on trips
Our seniors head to the Orlando
area, which offers many diver-:
sions, on May 12 (I think); Neard
the end of April, Mrs Ailes' class
heads to Mexico for an education-
al excursion. These trips are great
opportunities for our students to
experience things some will never
do again. Hopefully, by expanding
their horizons, some of these stu-
dents will go into fields of employ-
ment they 'may never have
dreamed of had' they not made
We talk about district tourna-
ments all the time, and suddenly
they're here. WHS will host the
district baseball, softball, and
track during the April 22-26 time
period. Track will be held at the
PSJ track which is a little better
equipped to handle a meet this
size. You'll have plenty of chances
to. see the sport.of your choice,
but please remember that playoff
tournament prices are set by the
State FHSAA and are always a lit-
tle higher than our usual prices.
We need your support at these
Report cards are due out
Monday, April 22. Be on the look-
out-insist that you see your stu-
dent's report and go over it with
him or her. Many problems can
be solved by simply knowing
what the problem is. Encourage
your student to work hard
through this last six weeks. It
might helpkeep them out of sum-
Registration of ninth graders
for next year is completed. Now
we're tackling next year's master
schedule, so if you try to talk to
announce that on Tuesday, April
16 students at Port St. Joe Mid-
*die School were honored with
Gold Card Awards and then treat-
ed to a pizza luncheon.
Students honored were: sev-
enth graders--*Kristin Abrams,
*Ben Ashcraft, Michael Beasley,
*Bonnie Belin, *Stephanie Black-
mon, Michael Bouington, Buck
Burkett, John Burrows, Misty
Butler, *James Capps, *Matthew
Caswell, *Nick Comforter,
*Jennifer Craig, *Amber Daniels,
*Amber Davis, Amber Dion, Becki
Earley, Melissa Haun, Tremaine
Lewis, Princess Likely, *Angela
McDowell, Angela Martinez,
*Susan Medina,- Sarah Mize,
SiJessica Pate, Jenny Patterson,
*B. J. Presnell, Kevin Price, *Andy
Shoaf Belle Shurrum, Jessica
Slate, *Holly Stewart, *Karissa
y: Erica Ailes
Thomas, *Josh Todd, Tynetta
Towner, Jacob Tankersley,
*Tanya Varnum, Amy Voltz,
*Jarrod Wester, *Adam White,
*Leslie White, *Seth Williams, and
Eighth grade students hon-
ored include: *Erica Alles, Eliza-
beth Bellew, *Kylene Butler,
*Alicia Christie, *Connie Combs,
*Brandon Davis, *Cassie Egler,
*Lakeythia. Filmore, *John Gain-
ous, *Laredo Ginn, *Rod Givens,
*Brett Jeffcoat, *Lacey Johnson,
*Megan Johnson, *Candice Ken-
nedy, *Justin Kent, Brad Knox,
*Ricky Lamberson, Julie Lanford,
*Amanda Marquardt, *Brett Park-
er, Kimberly Parker, *Rachel Per-
rii, Craig Phillips, *Rocky Salzer,
Alicia Sanders, *Clay Smallwood,
*Nicole Smith, *Ashley Stephens,
*Lea Todd, and *Rachel Watson.
(* Denotes 3.5-4.0 First Semester
Congratulations to all award
winners. Keep up the good work!
By: Jo Hernandez
Well, how: was your
Break? Well, mine was ju
with one minor exception
a new child in my house
Celebrating Career We<
Career Week has been taking place at Port St, Joe Elementary
April 15-19. To kick it off a coloring, writing and essay contest w
The winners pictured have or will appear on P.S.J. Elementary
S"Good Morning Show" with their winning entries. Shown in the fi
left to right, are kindergarteners-Krista Parker (first place), Ca
(second place), and Sam Ellmer (third place): first graders-
O'Donnell (first). Whittany Barnes (second), andSam Hudson (third
second row, from left are second graders-Andrew Furr (first),
Kropp (second), 'and Leah Taylor (third); third graders-Beth
(first), Scott Hightower (second), and Caroline Capps (third). In tl
row,, from left are fourth graders-Joshua Watkins (first), Randi
(second), Brian Jones (third), Melissa Nixon, Tiffani Steward ani
Belln (honorable :mention). In the fourth row, Irom left ai
graders-Colleen Falbe (first), Shena Glenn (second), and Whitney
(third); sixth graders-Lisa Curry (first), Cody Nobles (second), and
Mrs. Wooten and she looks kind
of strange, give her a break; she's
working hard to make some
square pegs fit into some round
Gold Cards-parents, you
may receive a request to donate
to the Gold Card Club. Please
give a cash gift to this club. Stu-
dents who earn Gold Cards re-
ceive many benefits for earning
this card, but It takes a lot of
money to supply these benefits.
Don't say, "Let someone else do
it." Pitch in a little and, help us
Continue this program. A little bit
from a lot of people will help tre-,
Just a reminder--Bacca-
laureate Service is May 12,'Grad-.
uation .is May 17-and the Prom
is Saturday night!ll
Faith Christian School
This is the beginning of our
last six weeks of the 95-96 school
year. The Journalism class has
published their third newspaper
Defending Our Title
by Lee Goff
Some people from Faith
Christian School were chosen in
the Bible Bowl in Tallahassee on
March 22nd. Faith Christian's
high schools have had many past
S FCS went back this year to
defend the first place title. Only
six people were on. the team.
These people were Renee Vinson,
Jenny Oksanen, Christa Dykes,
Chad Goebert, Bryan Goebert,
and Joshua Haddock. They
played very well and ended up
winning second place. Congratu-
lations, Faith Christian I
The Sharks baseball team is
on a roll. They improved their
record to 15-3 over the spring
holidays, winning four out of
five of their games. The Sharks
were tied with Florida High'
with a district record of 5-1. It
would come down to a coin
toss but luck would .'
not be on our side.
The Sharks lost and
,will be seeded second
in the District Tour- '
nament which starts
The junior varsity "
baseball ended their
season this weekend
with an impressive
record of 11-3. Way
to go, guys!
The Lady Sharks
softball team is also doing
well. They have a district
record of 3-1. The District
Tournament starts next week
Congratulations to the girls
track team for their perfor-
mances over the spring holi-
days which raised their record
to 19 wins and only four loss-
es. Special- congratulations to
Fanta Harris and Jennifer
Smallwood who set new school
records-Fanta in the shot and
discus and Jennifer in the pole
Seniors, if you have at least,
a 3.5 GPA and plan to attend
the University of Florida, you
are eligible to apply for the
Panhandle Gator Club Scholar-
ship. See Mrs. Witten for an
application soon because the
deadline is April 21.
On Thursday, April 18 (to-
Highland View Elementary
seems my daughter, Andrea, and
Spring her fourth grade classmates had
st great been learning all about how to
I have hatch eggs into baby chickens.
hold. It Last week, by the luck of the:
draw, or so Mrs. Plait says, An-
drea became the proud parent of
S Fluffy-and home to our house
Sometime during Spring
Break we ran out of chicken feed
for the little one, so off we go to
Barfleld's for some chicken feed.
Little did I know that they don't
sell it in small quantities-only
50 pound bags-sure hope this
bird lives to eat all that feed. A
special thank you to Roy Carter
for all his help in getting this
learning experience to take place
for our students. Their next pro-
ject ... farming butterflies.
Good Luck.. ... .
Our sympathy. ....
All the staff and students at
Highland View Elementary would
like to sent out their heartfelt
sympathy to Lois Miller and
Charles Parker in the recent loss
of their husband and grandfather
this past week. We love you both.
Rescheduled event ... .
Due to some problems at the
track site, the annual Track and
Field Day has been rescheduled
f'or Miy 10th.' 'This, should give
'everybody plenty of time to prac-
tice for a great day of competi-
oek SAC .......
The School Advisory Council
SSchool meeting for April is to be held on
'as held. Tuesday, April 23rd at 5:30 p.m.
Schools' All members are urged to attend
rstrow,. because this year's goals will
ri Beard need to be finalized.-Look inyour
). In the child's newsletter this week for a
Brittany list of those goals and read them
Cordova carefully, as your input on them
he third is very important to us. Please let
I Sasser us hear froin you as you read
d Becky ,through each one.
Ye fifth Well that is it ifor this week's
Amanda :news from the Bay. Have a great
Sh arBy: Jeff Player
,. :- -: :-.
day) the seniors will take a
trip to Gulf Coast Community
College for the annual Senior
Juniors, you've made us
,so proud with your perfor-
mance on two very important
state tests. For your
ment you will finally
V., receive : that long
awaited: beach trip.
O' n Friday, April 19
bring your packed.
lunch and dress for
SAlso, on Friday
S the boys weightlift-
ing team will be
headed to Daytona
for the state meet,
and the team is
looking stronger than ever.
Good luck, boys
Congratulations .to Jenni-
fer Smallwood for being recog-
nized as the WJHG Student
of the Week. Look for her on
Channel 7 this week.
We- would like to extend
our congratulations to Kristi
Lawrence. She has been se-
lected as the first alternate in
the Retired Educators Schol-
arship competition. This is
the first time a student from'
our area has earned this rec-
ognition. Way to go, *Kristi.
Project Graduation will be
selling tickets each day this
week. Seniors, bring your
Any boy interested in being
in the Key Club needs to have
three letters of recommenda-
tion written by teachers
turned in by April 19th.
THE STAR-.PORT ST. JOB, FL THURPSDAY, APREL 18, 1996
UAPU' AU i'UUX QT2-AD r UKlDT Q'I Tfl US. *Y TUTDUfVa A'uT 1 a1 ,IOa
Baking Contest toBenefit BirthRight
My son Robby, turned thir-
teen years old last month, and
he's been imposslbl to live with.
He teases his younger sisters.'
runs around with older boys. and
he's started to smoke cigarettes.
He's late for school and he's skip-
Also. his teachers tell me he's
getting to be a discipline problem
in class, and out of class he's
causing trouble along with some
other boys. I'm a single mom and
Just don't know how to deal with
my troublesome boy.
I M Frustrated
Dear I M Frustrated.
It sounds to me as though
your boy is beginning to go
through his adolescent stage in
life, and It can be very frustrating.
He's exerting his Independence.
and it is a time when he needs to
learn some responsibility with his
He also needs a lot of love during
There are several options you
can choose from. However. the
most important, or most neces-
sary option Is to get some commu-
nication going. You could suggest
a family meeting time after sup-
per, or a time when all family
members can attend. Let your
children know their input and
attendance Is very important.
At the meeting, you can all
talk about your needs, wants,
desires, frustrations, etc. Be sure
your meeting time is an appropri-
ate time so everyone can attend.
In addition, check to see what
extra-curricular activities are
available in the area where you
live. *Then, try to get Robby an
invitation to some activities you
believe he'd be interested in.
Also, you both could attend
the Parenting-relationship group
at the Wellness Center In Port St.
Joe. It's a free program. You might
also consider calling the Gulf
County Guidance Clinic for pro-
fessional family counseling. A trip
to school to talk with his teachers,
guidance counselor, and principal
might also be a good choice. Good
P.S.-"Growing pains" are often
difficult for everyone in the family.
Bruce A. Whittingham. M. Ed.
Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor. 311 Williams
Ave.. Port St. Joe. FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to
L oA isn Contrl Hotlie-1-800a :is :7
Discover God's love!
BAPTIST CHURCHLH / "
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 6 youth missions
7 p.m.; Prayer & devotion 7 p.m.; Adult Praise Choir 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth *'-'
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/"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
SFirst Baptist Chiurchi
S 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
SSunday 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
FIRST BAPTIST CHORCH
Jim Davis, Pastor
823 N. 15th Street 648-5776
Sunday Bible Study (all ages) ...................9:00 CST
Morning Worship ......................................10:00 CST
Evening W orship .......................................... 6:30 CST
Wednesday Bible Study (all ages) ...........6:30 CST
is here for you.
FIRST UNION A1111 UI LDINGMMUMIT AVENUE, PONRT SI JOE
SUNDAY WORSHIP lIOOAM ANDI I OO6PM RV. MT MARTIN, PASTOR 229-9M4
+; ,,'8 ..
The United States Achieve-
ment Academy announced that
Michelle Martin, a Port St. Joe
High School Junior, has been
named a U. S. National Award
Winner in honor roll.
Michelle was nominated for
this award, given to less than
10% of America's high school stu-
dents, by Marilyn Witten and Ju-
anise Williams, PSJHS guidance
counselors. Her picture and biog-'
raphy will appear in the USAA'
yearbook published nationally.
All American Scholar
Michelle has been selected for-
the All-American Scholar-at-large
division because she has been
honored in other programs and ih
among the top academically tal-
ented students In America. This
honor recognizes hard work and
commitment solely to acadenir
She is very active in sports
and currently plays for the Lady
Sharks softball team. She partici-
pates In ladies and church
leagues as well. A photo and biog-
raphy of'Michelle will Appear isf
the All-American yearbook. Due
to her selection. Michelle will be
eligible to compete for scholar'
ship grants awarded annually by
She has also. been nominated
to the 30th Annual Edition of'
"Who's Who Among, American.
High School Students", an honor,
bestowed on only 5% of the stu-
dents attending the nation's
22.000 high schools each year. ";
This honor will make her eli-
gible for a $1,000 scholarship
from the $1,767.000 available
and her photo and biography will.
appear in the nationally..pub--
lished yearbook. .,
Michelle is the ai ~o
Gerald" and Alice Martin and.
granddaughter of Mrs. Ernest J.
Goff and the late Ernest J. Goff.
all of Highland View, and Mr. and,
Mrs. Norman M. Martin of Ho-
This column is provided as a service of the Gull County Guidance Clinic, Inc., a professional counsel.
ing and menial health center. It is not intended to replace psychological counseling or treatment ser- -
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BDB'
BID NO. 9596-27 ,
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf .
County. Florida. will receive sealed bids from any.
person. company, or corporation Interested In
selling to the County the following:
One () Fire Fighting Appartus. 1987
or newer. Must have minimum 1000
gallon capacity tank with 1250 OPM
Pump, Automatic Transmission. Deluge
Gun or capabililtle for Deluge Gun
Additional Specifcatons can be obtained from the
Gull County Chief Administraors office (9041
229-6111 or 1000 5thStreet. Port St. Joe. Florida.,.
Delivery date must be specified.
Uquidated damages for failure to deliver unit on, 4.
specified date will be set at $25.00 per day.
Please indicated on the envelope that this Is a ,
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and what the.
BID is for.
Bids will be received until 5.00 o'clock p.m.,
E.D.T.. April 23. 1996. at the Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court. Gulf County Courthouse. 1000 Fifth "
Street. Port St Joe. Florida, 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS:
GULF COUNiY. FLORIDA
/s/ Billy E.'Traylor. Chairman .
2tc. April 11 and 18, 1996.
NOTICE OF ELECTION 'li
Be It known that 'Sandra B. Mortham. Secretary lir'!
of State or dte State of the' State of Florida. do F
hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will -
be held in Gulf County, State of Florida. on the .,
first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. '
A.D.. 1996, the said Tuesday'belng the FIFTH day
of NOVEMBER to fill or retain' the following
President and Vice President
Representative for the Second Congressional '
Retention of 3 Justices or the Florida Supreme "
Retention of 5 Judges, First District Court of *.,
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court Judgels), ,
Groups) 1. 4. 6. 7 and 9
County Court Judgels). Group(sl none
State Attorney: Fourteenth Judicial Circut
Public Defender- Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
State Senators for Senatorial Districdsl' 3
State Representatives for House Distrlctlsl. 7
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Supervisor of Elect ons
Superintendent of Schools
County Commissioners: Districts 1. 3 and 5
School Board Members: Districts 3 and 4
Harbor Master. Port of Saint Joe
Tupelo Soil and Water Conservation Disurict,
Group(sl: I. 2 and 4
IN Testimony Whereof, I Hereunto set my hand
and afflxed the Great Seal or the State or Florida.
at Tallahassee. The Capital. this the Twenty-ninth
day ofMarch. A.D.. 1996.
/sl Sandra B.' Mrthamn.
Secretary or State
2tc. April 18 and 25, 1996.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. INAND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 96-20
IN RE The Estate of,
REGIME F. LUtAS.
NOTICE OF, MINIITRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION or the Estate of
REGINE F. LUCAS. deceased. File Number 96-20.
Is pending In the Circuit Court for Gulf County.
Florida. Probate Division. the address.of which is
Gulf County Courthouse. 1000 5th Street. Port SL
Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses of
the Personal Representatdves and their attorney
are set forth below.
All interested persons are required to le
WITHIN THREE 13) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. II) All
claims against the estate and 121 any objection by
an interested person on whom noce was served
that challenges Che validity of the Will, the
qualifcations or the Personal Representative,
venue or jurisdiction or the Court.
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
DATE of the first publication of this Notice of
Admmnistraton April 18. 1996
/s/ WILLIAM J. RISH
RISH & GIBSON. PA.
303 4lh Street
P.O Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES
FL BAR NO. 0066806
//l MORRIS L FATHERREE
7230 Mound Avenue
El Cerrllto. CA 94530
/s/ ROBERT P. FATHERREE
675 Lathrop CL
Napa. CA 94558
2tc. April 18 and 25. 1996
dren's activities: for,.the
sters. The events will be
the St. Joseph's Catholic
grounds beginning at 2:00 p.m.
and concluding at 6:00 p.m. Sun-
day evening. ;
ihe Altar Societies of st. Jo-
seph's, Our Lady of Guadaloupe
-and St. Lawrence Mission Catho-
lic Churches are conducting a
Baking Contest for the parishon-
ers and their guests with pro-
ceeds to benefit the local Birth
Right Home. The Judges are Bill
Schubert, 'The Weather Man" TV
Cannel 7, Neysa Wilkins Channel
7 Evening News Anchor and Tom
Walsh, Grand Knights Constitu-
tion Council. They will judge en-
tries in the cake, pie, and cookie
categories. All bake goods are
slated to be sold with proceeds
donated to the home. Judging will
begin at 2:30 p.m.
Winners of each category will
enjoy a dinner for two at one of
the following restaurants. But-
ler's, Julle's. and The Fish House.
Other events include a Goltt
Chipping Tournament and chil-
The Zion Fair Missionary
Baptist Church will be having
their annual Youth Fashion Show
April 21st at 11:00 a.m. at the
Zion Fair Missionary Church.
Local churches and the com-
munity will be participating. Rev.
Frank Jones, Pastor and Sister
Cant, Youth Director would like
to invite everyone to Join them.
There will be revival services
at Thompson Temple F.B.C. April
the 22 thru the 26 -starting at
7:30 p.m. nightly.
Evangelist Bettie Jones Hud-
son, of Orlando will be speaking.
Everyone is cordially invited to at-
tend these services.
The Amazing Grace Apostolic
Church will host a revival April
24th through the 26th. beginning
nightly at 7:30 p.m.
The speaker will.be Evangelist
Lewis. Everyone is invited to attend
At Howard Creek
Jerome Barnes will be guest
speaker at Howard Creek Baptist
Church on Sunday, April 21.
Brother Barnes attends St. An-
drew Baptist Church in Panama
City and is professor at the F.S.U.
Panama City campus.
Lisa ~fares will be present-
ing a mini concert In the evening"
Sunday school Is at 9:45 a.rm.
E.D.T., morning worship is at
11:00 a.m., and evening worship
service Is at 6:00 p.m.
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CD
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pqstor
lA' FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
4 J CHURCH
Su 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
etl l 5 SUNDAY WORSHIP ...........................10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL ................................11 a.m.
f U S *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor
Come Find Out What All the Excitement's'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.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Bible Study: Worship:
10 a.m. Sunday 11 a.m. Sunday
7 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. O. Box 758 Port SL Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
Join Us For Worship .
Overstreet Bible Church
A Non-Denominational Church
Morning Worship 1 a.m., CST
Morning Worship 11 a.m.. CST i
Evening Service 6 p.m.. CST Pastor Guy Labonte
Wed. Bible Study 6 p.m., CST Phone: 648-5912
Catch the s t Port Spt. n Joe
THE UNITED METMOIST CHURCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School.......9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship ....11:00 a.m. Fellowship ..............6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..........7:30 p.m.
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wednesday .............7:30 p.m.
first United Metthodisti Chiurh
S11 'North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
S Morning Church...:.............9:00 a.m. CT
S Church School ....................10:00 a.m. CT
SCHRISTIANITY ON THE MOVE
Dr. Loule Andrews, Pastor John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday. 9 am 12 noon CT
Sometimes we dream of
an unexpected inheritance
that would set us up finan-
cially for the rest of our
life. However, there is an
inheritance every Christian
rhas for eternal life. In
Ephesians 1:13 & 14 we
Oliver F. Taylor find. "The gospel of your
visitation Minister, First salvation sealed with
United Methodist Church the proinised Holy Spirit
which is the guarantee of our inheritance."
We know Him in whom we have believed.
This is the joy of every Christian. Before we re-
ceive our promised inheritance for eternal life
we have a life to live. This life should follow the
path set for us by Jesus. There are many temp-
tations to stray form the examples of Jesus.
With regular worship it is easier to live the
Christian life. Attend the church of your choice.
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
REV. BILL WHITE, PASTOR
2420 Long Ave .
\T .;,Port St. Joe, FL 32456
.. 904-229-6886 '
Port St. Joe!s' ort of Victory" ,
Sunday School ...... ... ,.......... ..............10 a.m.
Morning Worship......:.........;..............11 a.m.
Sunday Evening ............................................. 6 p.m .
Wednesday Evening ...,...;.......................:......7 p.m.
TFM STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL 0 TMMSDAY. APREL IS. 1996
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1996
SGulf County Commission Minutes ]
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA arranging financing. He requested letter of
FEBRUARY 27. 1996 support from the Board. Upon motion by
Comm. Hammond. second by Comm.
REGULAR MEETING Yeager, and 4-0 vote, the Baoard agreed to
The Gulf County Board of County write a letter of endorsement for Mr. Whit-
Commissioners met this date in regular king's R.V. Park/Resort.
session with the following members Science Fair- Appreciation- Charlie
present: Chairman Billy E. Traylor. and Cole-Charlie Cole. of Wewahltchka. pre-
Comms. Warren J. Yeager. Jr.. Michael L. sented each Board member and Solid
Hammond. and Jessie V. Armstrong. Waste Director Danford with plaques, in
Comm. Nathan Peters. Jr. was absent. appreciation of the financial aid given to
Others present were Clerk Benny C. Lis- him. by the Board, making It possible for
tcr. Chief Deputy Clerk Doug C. Birming- him to attend the International Science
ham. Deputy Clerk Patricia A. Taylor. fair that was held in Canada. He thanked
Chief Administrator Don Butler. Admilnis- the Board for their generosity and sup-
trativc Assistant Debbe Wlbberg. Building port.
Inspector Richard Combs. Administrator/ p .
Emergency Management Director Lay Invoice- Life Management Center/
Wells. 911/Emergency Management Coor- Baker Act Billings-Upon motion by
dinator Marshall Nelson, South Gulf Comm. Hammond, second by Comm. Arm-
County EMS Director Shane McGulRn. strong, and 3-1 vote (Comm. Yeager op-
Road Superindent Bob Lister. Veterans posed), the Board tabled an invoice (Batch
Service Officer/ SHIP Administrator Bo #959606) from Life Management Center
Williams. Solid Waste Director Joe Dan- for Baker Act Billings in the amount of
ford. Attorney Tim McFarland, and Sher- $1.209.37.
iffs Deputy Joe Nugent. Residential Building Code Enforce-
The meeting came to order at 6:04 ment- Conference-Building Inspector
p.m., E.S.T. Combs reported that he will be attending a
Mr. Willie Ramsey opened the meet- workshop In Tallahassee. on February 28.
Mr. Willle Ramsey opened the meet- 1996. concerning the proposed changes to
ing with prayer and Comm. Hammond led the Building Department grading/rating
the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. schedule.
Aquaculture Project/Net Ban Request For Extension- Con-
Gene Raffield-Mr. Gene Raffield, of Raf- demned Houses-Building Inspector
field s Fisheries, came before the Board to Combs reported that he had mailed a let-
*! discuss a proposed aquaculture program ter to residents, whose homes had been
and request the Board's approval of a pro- condemned due to damage sustained by
posed resolution supporting an aquacul- Hurricane Opal. setting a 30 day deadline
ture program in Gulf County. Upon motion for removal of the homes. He further stat-
by Comm. Yeager, second by Comm Ham- ed. that he has received three (3) requests
mond, and 4-0 vote (Comm. Peters was ab- for extensions of the deadline, due to per-
sent), the Board adopted the following res- mitting and scheduling problems. The
solution supporting an aquaculture Board agreed to grant a 30 day extension
program in Gulf County. to the owners. However, any additional ex-
Resolution No. 96-09 is on file at the tensions must come before the Board for
Gulf County Courthouse. consideration.
Following a discussion regarding the Senior Citizens Building- Lease
Board's support of an aquaculture pro- Agreement-Building Inspector Combs re-
gram in Gulf County Comm.. Yeager ported that there had been a nilsunder-
moved to advertise to accept bids for a standing with the Gulf Count Senior Citi-
consultant to establish, an aquaculture zens Association regarding the lease
program for Gulf County. The motion was agreement for the land where the new Sen-
S econded by Comm. Hammond, and it ior Citizens Building Is being built..The
passed 4-0. Senior Citizens Association had intended
Resolution/Alley Abandonment to brick only two side of the building and
Indian Pas Subdivision-Pursuant to ad- stucco the other two sides.:The Board not-
vertisement to hold a public hearing on ed that the Lease agreement stated that
the abandonment of an alley in the Indian the building shall be brick on all sides.n n
Bass Beach Group Subdivision, Attorney order to blend in with other buildings in
McFarland read resolution, the area, and that the Senior Citizens As-
b No. 96-11 I. which is on file at'the Gulf soclaton must abide by the Lease Agrec-
County Courthouse. ment.
Consent Agenda-Upon motion by Union Grievance/Road Depart-
Comm. Yeager. second by Comm. Ham- ment/ Pay Classification Increase-Mr.
mond. and 4-0. the Board approved the Wallace Brannon, of the International Un-
consent agenda. Itpms approved: Minutes ion of Oerating Engineers. resented a
February 13. 1996. Public Hearing: grievance to the Board (at step 5. which is
February 13, 1996. Regular Meeting: In- the Board of County Comms.) concerning
voice -HCRA/Peak ($552.49). Invoice Mr. Greg Pickeron and Mr. Ronnie Boyd.
HCRA/Wlmberly ($2488.45): Inventory employees of the Gulf County Road De-
Road.Department ( 100-3471 Backhoe- partment. Mr. Pickeron claimed that they
traded in. (t100-419.F) Computer-Junk. should have received a pay classification
(0100-419.H) Keyboard-Junk: Travel re- ("step'l increase after six (6) months of em-
quest- Comm. Peters- National Hurricane ployment instead of after one (1) year of
Conference (April 2-5. 1996)- Comma. ap- employment, which is when they received
proved to attend. their "stcp" Increase. Attorney McFarland
proved t t noted that no where in the union contract
Supplemental Consent Agenda- does it stated that Road Department em-
Upon motion by Comm. Yeager. second by ployees will receive a pay classification in-
Comm. Hammond. and 4-0 vote. the crease after six (6) months of employment.
Board approved the supplemental consent Following a discussion regarding the in-
agenda: Items approved: Involce-Preble- tent of the contract, Comm. Yeager moved
Rish, Inc.- o60690 Gulf County zoning & to deny the grievance requests by the two
flood maps (86,000.00); Invoice- Preble- employees. The motion was seconded by
Rish. Inc.- #60689 berm construction at Comm. Hammond and it passed 4-0.
Cape San Bias & St. Joe Beach ($560.00);. Ue/Road Depart-
Invoice- Preble-Rish. Inc.- #60688 Beacon Union Grievance/Road Deprt-
-hill park (750.00): Invoice- Todd Land De- ment- Reversal of Settlement Deci-
velopment- #1874 Gulf County berm con- sion-Mr. Wallace Brannon presented the
struction ($10.200.00) Board with a grievance filed at step 5. by
the International Union of Operating Engi-
Asphalt Plant/Wewahitchka- Jerry gQ _TheWUnon. Is.chargingl.the -Board ,
Long-& Aaron-yre--Mr-Jerry-tlng-eamie with changing a grievance settlement decd-
bfore, the Board ~.reuquesL,oh Board's slon after Itlhad beeri given to the-employ-
: consideration ofa Liand'Use C nange, ees. Mr. Brannon feels that when the
which would allow him to place a portable Board over-turned a decision made by
asphalt plant, on Mr. Aaron Tyre's land, Comm. Armstrong, they violated the Union
approximately 5 miles north of Wewahitch- Contract.
ka. The request will be used in the Gulf Following the discussion regarding
County 1995 Road Bond Paving Program. the authority of the Board. Chairman
The Board tabled the request for review
and-recommendation by Chief Administra- Traylor passed the Chair to Comm. Ham-
or Butler. Marion Hough Inquired if the mond and moved to deny all grievances.
public would have the opportunity to com- due to their nature. The motion was sec-
ment on the proposed asphalt plant's loca- onded by Comm. Yeager. The Comms. not-
tion. Chairman Traylor stated that the ed that the Board as a whole, take author-
public would have an opportunity to com- ity over any one Comm.
Letter Of Sympathy- Sheriffs Dep- Following further discussion, Comm.
uty Nelson Hall-Ms. Marion Hough dis- Yeager withdrew his second, and Comm.
S. cussed Gulf County's recent loss of a law Traylor withdrew his motion. Comm. Ham-
enforcement officer Deputy Nelson Hall. mond returned the chair to Comm. Tray-
She recalled his outstanding service to lor. Comm.: Hammond then moved to deny
Gulf County and requested that the Board 'this particular grievance. The motion was .
send a letter of sympathy and commenda- seconded by Comm. Yeager. and it passed
tiopto Deputy Hall's family. Comm. Ham- 3-1, with Comm. Armstrong objecting.
mdnd stated that he would be pleased to The meeting recessed at 7:38 p.m..
draft a letter from the Board, since he had E.S.T.
thd opportunity to work with Deputy Hall. The meeting reconvened at 8:06 p.m..
; Letter of Sympathy- Sheriff Frank E.S.T.
McKeithen-Ms. Marion Hough requested Union Grievance/Road Depart-
that the Board send a letter of condolence ment- Dayuspension of Empoyees-
to Sher Frank McKethen over the loss of Mr.Wallace Brannon of the International
is faher. Union of Operating Engineers, presented
Road Paving Clay- Contract With the Board with a grievance, fled at step 5,
Aaron Tyre-Ms. Marion Hugh stated that by Mr. Greg Pickeron and Mr. Bill Nun-
.. she has been following the counties aclivl- nery. employees of the Gulf County Road
ties regarding a contract with Mr. Aaron Department. He reported that the employ-
lTye, for clay to be used In road paving ees feel that their three (3) day suspension
projects. She expressed her concern that from work, without pay, was not Justifia-
the County is having difficulties with the ble. The employees contend that the Board
contract at this time and requested that cannot over-rule a decision made by
the Board consider making a motion to Comm. Armstrong, when he granted the
S terminate the'contact with Mr. l re. Atlor- Road Department'Employees one-half day
S nevyMcFarland reported that a letter has off. with pay.
been sent to Mr. Tyre explaining the Comm. Traylor stated thatsteps were
County's position, and recommended that taken to avoid situation in which disci-
the!Board take no further action at this pine would need to be taken by the
tim. Board. However, the two employees failed
S Disposal of Inventory Items-Ms. to appear for work on a normal workday
Marjon Hough questioned what becomes resulting in disciplinary action being taken
of County inventory items that are taken by the Board.
off of the inventory books as 'Junk": Chair- Following discussion by Mr. Bran-
man Taylor reported that those teams ofen nonthat the refusal of the two employees
cost more to advertise for sale that what to appear for work was not Just cause for
they are wth and stayed that those suspension without pay, Comm. Yeager
ems are taken o the landfill. Ms. Hough moved to deny the grievance requests by
inquired If she could be allowed to have Mr. Pickeron and Mr. Nunnery. The mo-
the items. Chairman Travlor stated that don was ckeon ad by Comm. Hame mond
S would be unethical for the'county to do. and it passed 3- with Comm. Armstrong
?Rural Economic Development Con- objecting.
ference---Upon inquiry by Ms. Marion Union Negotiations- Ratification of
Hough. Comm. Yeager stated that he will Union Contact-Mr. Wallace Brannon re-
give a report on the Rural Economic Devel- ported that the Union has not yet ratnred
opment Conference that was held in Tal-
ase o a a ae the contract because they are still waiting
lahassee. on February 14. 1996 at a later for dental insurance and optical Insu-
date. He further stated that he would be o race. Comm. Hammond stated that he
hapy, to speak Io M Houh ser te rance. Comm. Hammond staled that he
happy to speak o Ms. Hough after the was under the impression hat bargaining
meeting, and answer any questions she was nished, because denial insurance
may have. was finished, because dental insurance
was never presented as a part of the nego-
Apalachee Regional Planning Coun- nations, and the contact was ready for rat-
ell- Rural Grant Development-Ms. Mar- : fiction. Mr. Brannon stated that from
ion Hough noted that In the current agen- now on the Union Representative will tape
da package from the Apalachee Regional record all negotiations and discussions, in
Planning Council there is a proposed Sen- order to reduce confusion. Comm. Ham-
ate bill for establishing a Rural Grant De- mond moved to deny the request for den-
velopment Program. This program would tal insurance. The motion was seconded
establish a matching grant program and by Comm. Yeager, and upon discussion by
rural revolving loan fund. Ms. Hough re- Chairman Traylor concerning the need to
quested that the Board consider passing a abide by the policy as set forth in the con-
resolution supporting this bill. tract, the motion passed 4-0.
A copy of the ARPC agenda Is on Hurricane Opal- Storm Debris/St.
file in the Clerk s Office Joe Beach-Solid Waste Director Danford
'Proposed Legislation- Small Scale reported that Hurricane Opal storm debris
Map Amendments-Ms. Marion Hough from Cape San Bias Is now washing
noted that there Is a proposed bill before ashore at St. Joe Beach. He recommended
the Florida House of Representatives that that the County request that the Depart-
would authorize adootlon of small scale ment of Environmental Protection remove
development amendments to the Gulf the debris from the Beach. The Board
County Comprehensive Plan. She request- agreed to declare St. Joe Beach a hazard
ed that the Board consider supporting this area and send a letter requesting that the
bill. Comm. Hammond noted that fhe leg- Department of Environmental Protection
SIslation was drafted by the Florida Assocl. remove the debris from St. Joe Beach.
action of Counties Fuel Management System-Solid
Overstreet R.V. Park/Resort- Mr. Waste Director Danford reported that the
George Whiting-Mr. George Whiling gas pumps for'the new fuel management
came before the Board to discuss his pro- system should be received approximately
posed R.V. Park/Resort that is to be locat- March 6. 1996. The pump at the Gulf
ed on the Intracoastal waterway in Over- County Mosquito Control Department
street. He reported that all permitting is should be fully operational by approxi-
S com alete and he is now In the process of mately March 8, 1996. The other two gas
- m n. .1.I.0. ..
regarding the possibility of Gulf County
obtaining some of the sand dredged from
the Apalachicola River.
Hurricane Opal H.O.M.E. Grant
Application-Chief Administrator Butler
reported that the County should receive
word concerning their Hurricane Opal
H.O M.E. Grant Application by approxi-
mately March 3. 1996. He reported that
two counties have applied for nearly all of:
the allocated 85 million dollars.
Enterprise Zone Development
Agency-Chief Administrator Buller pre-
sented the Board with a recommended list
of names for membership on the Enter-
pumps at the Gulf County Sheriffs De-
partment and the Gulf County Road De-
partment should be in operation by March
SHIP Refinance of Mortgage- Sand-
ers-SHIP Administrator Williams reported
that Mr. and Mrs. William Sanders have
requested to refinance their loan with First
Union National Bank and are requesting
that the Board subordinate their mortgage
to First Union's Mortgage. Upon motion by
Comm. Hammond. second by Comm.
Yeager. and 4-0 vote. the Board approved
SHIP Program- Counseling Office--
Chairman Traylor requested that the
Board consider letting the Home Econo-
mist, that will be coming from the Univer-
,sity of Florida Extension Service, use the
Comms. conference room in the Court-
house. on a temporary basis. The Home
Economist will provide information on eco-
nomic programs, and counseling on SHIP
programs. Following a discussion. Comm.
Hammond moved to allow her to use the
Comms'. Conference room. The motion
was seconded by Comm. Yeager and fol-
lowing discussion, the motion passed 4-0.
Lake River Road- Gaskln Park/
Wewahitchka-Comm. Hammond moved
to prohibit alcohol and loitering after 9:00
p.m.. C.S.T.. In Gaskin Park. at the end of
Lake River Road in Wewahltchka. Comm.
Yeager seconded the 'motion for discus-
slon. Comm. Hammond reported that
there have been people loitering and drink-
ing alcohol at the park as late as 4 a.m. on
some weekends. The park security lights
have been shot out. and the nearby resi-
dents have complained of the noise and
disturbance. Comm. Armstrong stated
that he would like to have an opportunity
to look into the situation. Comm. Yeager
withdrew his second, and Comm. Ham-
mond withdrew his motion In order to give
Comm. Armstrong an opportunity to re-
view the situation. Comm. Yeager stated
that the County is having problems with
people loitering in several areas. He noted
that he Just replaced the toilets at Salinas
Park. He recommended that the Sherilffs
Department consider locking the rest-
rooms at Salinas Park overnight.
Invoice-.Legal Services-Upon mo-
tion by Comm. Yeager, second by Comm.
Hammond. and 4-0 vote, the Board ap-
proved'an Invoice'(File No. 267) from Pow-
ers. Quaschnlck. Tischler. & Evans for la-
bor negotiation services in an amount, of
Hazard Mitigation Committee-
Ranking Criteria' For Recipients-
Emergency Managment Director,Wells re-
quested authorization from the.Board to
schedule a meeting of. the Hazard Mitiga-
tion Committee, that worked 'on the Tropi-
cal Storm Alberto ranking criteria. He re-
ported that the Department of Community
Affairs and the State of Florida have rcom-
mended that Gulf County modify the crite-
ria for ranking the applicants for acquisi-
tion projects.The Committee will meet and
make recommendations for consideration
by the Board. Upon inquiry by Comm.
Yeager as to whether the same process
would be followed for Hurricane Opal.
Emergency Management. Director Wells
reported that there will be a meeting on
February 28, 1996. at Florida State Uni-
versity regarding the FEMA 404 program
and-other Hazard Mitigation programs.
Property- Cape San Blas-Comm.
Yeager requested that the Board consider
purchasing some property at Cape San
Bias to be used for Beach Access.
Emergency Management Agree-
ment- Department of Community Af-
hfire-Emergency Management Director
Wells presented the, Board with a proposed
agreement between the State of Florida's
Department) of Community Affairs and
Gulf County in an amount of $5.761.50 to
be used for salaries and operations of the
Gulf County Emergency Management De-
partment. Upon motion by Comm. Ham-
mond. second by Comm. Yeager, and 4-0
vote, the Board approved the agreement.
State-Wide Mutual Aid Agreement-
State of Florida-Attorney McFarland re-
ported that he has reviewed the proposed
State-Wide Mutual Aid Agreement as sub-
mitted by the State of Florida and has
found It acceptable to the County's needs.
He recommended that the County adopt
this agreement. Comm. Yeager moved to
accept the agreement. The motion was sec-
onded by Comm. Hammond. who inquired
If the County will still have the final au-
thority on how much, if any assistance is
committed. Emergency Management Direc-
tor Wells,reported that the County will still
have the final authority. This agreement
will'help the County to obtain assistance
from other counties in times of crisis. The
motion passed 4-0.
Sheriffs Department- Gain Tim6--
Attorney McFarland reported that the
Sheriffs Department has requested his as-
sistance in drafting a resolution concern-
ing gain time at the Gulf County Jail.
Fine and Forfeiture Funds- Gulf
County Sheriffs, Department-Attorney
McFarland reported. that he is researching
laws concerning seized monies and proper-
ties. for the Sheriffs Department. The
Fifth District Court of Appeals has Issued
a ruling that Forfeiture cases and Crimi-
nal cases cannot proceed at the same
time. Attorney .McFarlnd reported that
Judge Bower has,a case before him on this
very issue, and requested that until a rul-
ing Is made, that the Sheriffs Department
not release any seized monies or property.
Proposed Ordinances- Prisoner Ex-
penses-Comm. Hammond Inquired if any
progress Is being made on' drawing up pro-
posed Ordinances allowing the County to
charge prisoners for medical expenses and
room and board. Attorney McFarland re-
ported that he has had some difficulty,
however he is making progress.
Sheriffs Department- Medlcal Di-
rector For Gulf County Jail-Chief Ad-
ministrator Butler reported that the De-
partment of HRS has contacted him with a
revised figure for providing Medical Direc-
tor Services to the Gulf County Jail. The
expenses to the County will be $5.600.00
for services from March 1. 1996.until the
end of September 30. 1996. For services
from October 1. 1996 through September
30. 1997 the cost will be 89.600.00. Fol-
lowing discussion, the Board agreed to ac-
cept the offer.
Road Bond Paving Expenses Dis-
bursement Schedule-Chief Administra-
tor Buller reported that 10% of the Road
Bond Paving funds must be spend within
6 months of the Bond Agreement, which Is
March 22, 1996. In order to avoid arbi-
trage. The Board must spend approximate-
ly $108.000.00 in addition to funds al-
ready disbursed, in order to meet this
requirement. Comm. Hammond noted that
with the road paving scheduled to begin
on March 1. 1996. that the County should
not have a problem in fulfilling their obli-
Northwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District- Sand From Apalachlco-
la-Chief Administrator Butler reported
that he will attend a meeting, with North-
west Florida Water Management District,
on Friday. March 8. 1996. In Panama City,
praise Zone Development Agency. Upon mo-
tion by Comm. Yeager. second by Comm.
Hammond. and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the following list of names
Joanna White 2 year term: Tamara
Lane 4 year term: Sue Marley 4 year
term: Pauline Pendarvis 4 year term:
Mark McGruder 2 year term; Jan McDo-
nald- 2 year term: Don Butler 4 year
term; Frank McKeithcn 2 year term;
Danny Raffeld 3 year term; Clarence
Monette 2 year term: Rawlis Leslie 2
Highland View Water System -
Grant Application-Comm. Hammond re-
quested an update from Chief Administra-
tor Butler regarding the status of the
CDBG Grant for the Highland View Water
System. Chief Administrator Butler report-
ed that there Is approximately S22 million
dollars in grant funds available and Gulf
County should receive notice regarding the
award of the grant funds within the next 2
Abandonment of Alley- Howard'
Creek-Comm. Armstrong moved to pro-
ceed with the necessary actions for aban-
doning the west end of Brim Street be-
tween Deer Avenue and Squirrel Avenue.
in Howard's Creek. The motion was sec-
onded by Comm. Yeager. and it passed 4-
Bond Road Paving- List of Roads-
Comm. Armstrong commented that he
would like to add a road to his list of roads
to be paved from the 1995 Road Bond
Paving Program. Comm. Yeager inquired if
Chief Administrator Butler had received
official word concerning the State accept-
ing maintenance of County Road 30 E.
Chief Administrator Butler reported that
he had not. Upon further discussion, the
Board agreed to meet on March 7, 1996.
to discuss the list of roads to be paved.
Pagers- Wewahitchka Fire Depart-
ment-Comm. Hammond noted that the
pagers purchased by the Wewahitchka
Fire Department were not the same quality
as the other pagers purchased by County
Departments. He requested that any other
departments purchasing pagers, purchase
pagers that are capable of using recharge-
Recycling and Education Grant
Funds- City of Port St. Joe-Comm.
Hammond moved to commit up to
$30,000.00 to the City of Port St. Joe from
the Recycling and Education Grant Funds.
Solid Waste, and any other necessary
funds, to be used for the City's recycling
program. Comm. Yeager seconded the mo-
tion. and it passed 4-0.
Road Bond Paving List- Special
M',ting-Commi. Yeager reported that he
has been waiting for official word from the
State. regarding the State taking over
maintenance to County Road 30E before
making any changes to his proposed road
paving list. However, he does have some
changes that he would like to make.
Invoice- Florida Petroleum LlabUl-
..ty. Insurance Program Administrators.
Inc.-Administrator Wells presented the
Board with an invoice from the Florida Pe-
troleum Liability Insurance Program Ad-
ministrators. Inc. In the amount of
81.050.00 for Insurance premiums on fuel
and waste oil tanks owned by the County.
Comm. Hammond moved to pay the in-
voice. contingent upon the County Depart-
ments involved paying their own preml-
umns. The motion was seconded by Comm.
Armstrong. and it passed unanimously.
Apalachlcola River- Corps of Engi-
neers-Chairman Traylor reported that he
had been contacted by Congressman Pe-
terson's office and was informed that Con-
gressman Peterson's Representative will be
coming to Gulf County within the next 3-4
weeks. The Representative will visit the
Apalachicola River and discuss the
Board's objections to the State of Florida
re-issuing a five year permit to the Corps.
of Engineers for work to be done on the
Union' Grlevance- Pay Classifica-
tion Increase-Chairman Traylor noted
that the employees requesting the $.15
pay classification increase have worked for
the County for two years and are making
approximately S10.64 per hour, plus bene-
fits. Further, some County employees have
been with the County For 20 years and
only make $.10 more per hour.
Unanticipated Revenue- Special
Meeting-Comm. Hammond requested
that Unanticipated revenues from Hurri-
cane Opal be added to the agenda for the
meeting on Thursday. March 7. 1996. Fol-
lowing further discussion, the meeting was
scheduled for 6:00 p.m., E.S.T.
With no further business and upon
motion by Comm. Hammond. second by
Comm. Yeager, and unanimous vote. the
meeting did then adjourn at 9:12 p.m..
Billy E. Traylor. Chairman
/s/Benny C. Lister. Clerk
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MARCH 7. 1996
The Gulf County Board of County
Commission met this date in special ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Billy E. Traylor. and Comms.
Warren J. Yeager, Jr., Michael L. Ham-
mond, and Jessie V. Armstrong. Others
present were Clerk Benny C. Lister. Chief
Deputy Clerk Doug C. Birmingham. Depu-
ty Clerk Patricia A. Taylor, Chief Adminis-
trator Don Buller, Administrative Assist-
ant Debbe Wlbberg. Solid Waste Director
Joe Danford, and Attorney Tim McFarland.
The meeting came to order at 4:02
Advertise To Accept Bids- Tractor
Trailer/Flat Bed Truck/Mo/Trim--
Chairman Traylor stated that the County
is in need of a tractor trailer, and Comm.
Armstrong moved to advertise to accept
bids for the purchase of a tractor trailer, a
flat bed truck, and a Mo-Trim. The motion
was seconded, for discussion, by Comm.
Hammond. Comm. Hammond asked if the
motion was for used tractor trailer:
(Comm. Peters entered at 4:04 p.m..
E.S.T.), and Chairman Traylor reported
that, yes. It would be a used tractor trail-
er. Chairman Traylor stated that the Mo-
Trim and the fiat bed truck would be pur-
chased new. Following further discussion.
the motion passed unanimously.
Hammond requested a report on the
County's unanticipated revenues. Chief
Administrator Butler reported on the un-
anticipated revenues that the County has
received and expects to receive. He report-
ed unanticipated revenues of approximate-
ly $550,000.00 that has not been commit-
ted or budgeted. Comm. Hammond
requested that Chief Administrator Butler
make recommendations at the next regu-
lar Board meeting as to the best possible
allocation of the monies, between districts.
Generator For The Gulf County
Courthouse---Comm. Hammond requested
The Gulf County School Board met In
regular session on March 7. 1996. at 9:00
a.m.. In the Gul County School Board Ad-
ministrative Offices In Port St. Joe. The fol-
lowing members were present: Oscar Redd.
Mary Pridgeon, David Byrd, Caroline Nor-
ton, and Charlotte Pierce. The Superinten-
dent was also present. The Board Attorney
Chairman Redd presided, and, the
meeting was opened with the invocation led
by Charlotte Pierce, followed by the Pledge
of Allegiance led by David Byrd.
HEAR FROM PUBLIC: Mr. Nathan
Peters. Jr., requested that the Board con-
sider adopting an After School Assistance
Program for the students of Gulf County.
Also, Mr. Peters expressed his concern over
the Issue of conflict between sports' activi-
ties and academics.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On motion
by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Pierce, and
unanimous vote. the Board adopted the
BUDGET MATTERS/PAYMENT OF
BILLS: On motion by Mrs. Norton, second
by Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote. the
Board approved the following matters and
payment of bills: Budget Amendment No.
V. General Fund and Budget Amendment
No. V. Special Revenue. Other (Federal).
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: On mo-
tion by Mrs. Pierce. second, by Mr. Byrd.
and unanimous' vote. the Board approved
the minutes of February 6. 1996.
CORRESPONDENCE: The Board re-
viewed a card of thanks from Charles and
BID MATTERS: 'On motion by Mr.
Byrd, second by Mrs. Pridgeon. and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
following bid matters: Awarded bid from
Turnkey' Studio Production and Editing
System for Port St. Joe Middle School to
Bay Electronics Supply in the amount of
$18.834.10. Awarded Surplus Equipment
Bid #96-017 for International 333 Tractor
#01030 to Bob Randall with high bid of
PERSONNEL MATTERS: On motion
by Mrs. Pierce second by Mrs. Pridgeon.
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
the following personnel matters for the
1995-96 school year: Approved the follow-
ing out-of-field teachers: Highland View
Elementary- Winston Wells: Port St. Joe
Elementary School- Roy Garrett: Port St.
Joe Middle School- Juanise Williams; Port
St. Joe High School- Juanlse Williams. We-
wahltchka High School- Dawn Alcorn. Hat-
tie P. Hunter, Martin Russ. and Stephanie
Accepted the resignation of John
Rainwater from his teaching .position-at
Port St. Joe High School. .
Approved Brad Britgard for the -posi-
tion of three-hour student worker at the
Port St. Joe Bus Barn.
Approved the following substitute
teachers for the Gulf County School Sys-
tem Brian Chappell. Betty Holloway. Clara
Freeman. and Sherron Miller.
Approved Victor Sellers for the posi-
tion of Minor Sports 2nd Team Track
Coach at Port St. Joe Middle School.
Approved Lois Byrd for the position of
homebound teacher at Port St. Joe Middle
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
Mrs. Pridgeon. second by Mr Byrd. and
unanimous vote. the Board approved the
following program matters: Approted a
Lease Agreement between the Washington
County School Board/Panhandle Area Edu-
cational Consortium and the Gulf county
School- Board for an Instructional Televi-
sion Fixed System tower and related equip-
ment to be constructed on the campus of
Wewahltchka Elementary School.
Approved a Contract between the Gulf
County School Board and Washington
INVITATION TO BID
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
CDBO HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAM
The City of WewahiLthka as a part of' Its
Community Development Block Grant Housing
Rehabilitation Program will accept bids on the
rehabilitation of the following housing units
1). 148 Oliver Road
21. 337 Harden Circle
31. 165 Jehu Road
Sr .4). 155 North 2nd Street .. :
.ALL BIDDERS :ARE REQUIRED TO ATrEND: A
PRE-BID 'WALK-THOUGH- ON THURSDAY. APRIL
25 1996. 9.00 am. CDT. AT WEWAHrrCHKA
Bids will be received until 2.00 p.m. CDT on
Friday. May 3. 1996 at which time they will be
opened and read aloud. All bids must be
submitted on the Bid Proposal Form presented at
the pre-bid conference. Bids received after the
deadline will not be accepted.
All Bidders who have not pre-quallfRed with the
City of Wewahltchka CDBG Housing Rehabilitation
Program must submit the qualification
requirements with their bid to be considered
eligible. For further information on the contractor
qualfication requirements contact David L Hines
at 19041 627-2363.
The City of Wewahltchka reserves the right to
reject any or all bids.
THE CrTY OF WEWAHITCHKA IS AN EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY/FAIR HOUSING COMMUNITY
S2l. April 11 and18. 1996.
IN THE COUNTY COURT
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
JACKIE EARL SHEFFIELD and
DONNIE RAY SHEFFIELD.
vs. CASE NO.: 96-56-CA
THE ESTATE OF JACK SHEFFIELD.
NOTICE OP ACTION
TO: THE ESTATE OF JACK SHEFFIELD. his
unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all other parties claiming by,
through, under or against him or the estate and
their respective unknown assigns, successors in
Interest, trustees and all claimants, persons or
parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal
scams Is unknown, claiming under any of the
above named or described Defendant or parties or
of the Hazard Mitigation funds. Following
a discussion. Chairman Traylor stated-.
that he would contact Representative Rob-
ert Trammell regarding the allocation of
1995 Road Bond Paving Program-
Portable Asphalt Plant-Chairman Tray-
lor reported the Mr. Jerry Long. of Pan-
handle..Grading and Paving. needs to erect
a portable asphaltiplant in Gulf.County: It
was noted that Mr. Bobo Owens had re-
quested a variance that would allow the
asphal plant to.beler'eced on his proper-
ty. Following a discussion, the Board
agreed to advertise to hold a public hear-
ingregarding the variance request by Mr.
Mr. Jerry Long. of Panhandle Grad-
ing and Paving reported that he has re-
ceived an iJtent to Issue a permit, from
the, Departmenit, of Environmental Protec-
tion for. the operation, of a portable as-
phalt plant. He stated that he is prepared
to begin paving in the South end of the
With no further business and upon
motion by Comm. Hammond. second by
Comm. Yeager. and unanimous vote, the
meeting did then adjourn at 4:28 p.m.,
Billy E. Traylor. Chairman
/s/Benny C. Lister. Chairman
County School Board/Panhandle Area Edu-
cational Management Services for the peri-
od of March 1. 1996. to June 30. 1996.
TRANSPORTATION MATTERS: On
motion by Mrs. Norton. second by Mrs.
Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board ap-
proved the following transportation mat-
ters: Approved new bus stops #0424 and
0420 on Sesame Street in Wewahltchka.
Approved new bus stop #6007 on Ist Street
and Highway 98 at Mexico Beach. Ap-
proved Wewahitchka High School Band
Auxiliary trip to Orlando for the period of
March 15-17, 1996. The Board also ap-
proved the used of a bus and gas.
Approved the use of a bus to trans-
port the Challenge Program students to
Mobile, AL. on April 30 1996 and return to
Gulf County on May 8. 1996.
The'.Board tabled a request for Wewa
Tee-Ball to use the Wewahitchka ligh
School Girls' Sofball Field.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved to change the time of April
2. 1996 Board meeting from 9:00 a.m. to
The Board reviewed School Resource
Officer Monthly Activity Reports for Port St.
Joe High School/Middle School and Wewa-
hltchka High School for the month of Feb-
ruary. 1996. No action necessary.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved Block Scheduling for Port
St. Joe High School and Wewahitchka High
School for the 1996-97 school year.
BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS:
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mrs. Pridgeonri and unanimous vote, the
Board approved for Board member to at-
tend the 9th Annual Day in the legislature
in Tallahassee. FL. on April 2-3, 1996.
There being no further business, the
meeting adjourned at 10:30 a.m.
MARCH 27, 1996
The Gulf County School Board met in
special session on. March 27. 1996 at 9:30
a.m.. in the Gulf County School Board Ad-
ministrative Offices in Port St. Joe. The fol-
lowing members were present: Oscar Redd.
Mary Pridgeon, Caroline Norton. and Char-
lotte. Pierce. David Byrd was absent due to
Illness. The Superintendent and Board At-
torney were also present.
Chairman Redd presided, and the
meeting was opened with the invocation led
by Charlotte Pierce. followed by the Pledge
o Allegiance led by Mary Pridgeon.
Approved the Superintendent's recom-
mendation that annual contract teachers
be non-renewed for the 1996-97 school
f Approved the following administrators
for re-employment for the 1996-97 school
year Temple Watson. Assistant Superin-
tendent and Director of Support Services:
David Bidwell. Director of Instructional Ser-
i vices. Deborah Crosby. Coordinator of Spe-
clal Services: Buddy Floore. Coordinator of
Facility Services. S.M Eubanks. Coordina-
tor of Vocational. Adult and Community
EducaUorf. and Transportation: Catherine
Barfield. Principal. Highland View Elemen-
tary School. Gerald Lewter. Pnncipal. Port
St Joe Elementary School: Jeny Kelley.
Principal. Wewahitchka Elementary School:
Wes Taylor. Principal. Port St. Joe High
School. Carolyn Rish. Assistant Pnncipal.
Port St. Joe High School. Chns Earlcy.
Principal. Port St Joe Middle School: Larry
Mathes. Principal. Wewahltchka High
School: and Sara Joe Wooten, Assistant
Principal. Wewahitchka High School.
There being no further business, the
meeting adjourned at 9 50 a.m', to recon-
vene at 10 00 a m for a student expulsion
:1f:(County I) ScholBor Mnue
claiming to have any right, title or Interest in and
to the lands herinafler described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title on
the following described property In Gulf County.
All of Block 12, except: Begin at .the
Northwesterly comer of Block 12 and
run southerly a distance of 35 feet
along the Westery boundary line of said
block to a point; thence easterly and
parallel with the' Southerly boundary
line of said block to a point where said
line intersects the Northerly boundary
line or said block, thence northwesterly
along the Northerly boundary line of
aid block to the Point of Beginning,
according to the Official Map of the
City of Port St. Joe. Florida on file in
the Office of the Clerk of Circuit of oulf
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses. If any. to It,
on CHARLES A. COSTIN. ESQUIRE. Plaintifs
attomey, whose address is Post Offce Box 98. Port
St. Joe. FL 32456. on or before May 9th. 1996.
and to file the original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or
immediately thereafter, otherwise, a default willibe
entered against you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition -
DATED ON April 8, 1996.
As Clerk of the Court
By. /s/ Marian Parker
As Deputy Clerk
4tc. April I I. 18, 25 and May 2. 1996
S IN THE CIRCU COURT OF THE
14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
CASE NO. 96.44
NOTICE OF ACTION
BANKERS TRUST (COMPANY) AS TRUSTEE
FORTHE RURAL HOUSING TRUST 1987-1.
GERALD G. DYKES, et ux.. et al..
JOYCE DYKES. If alive, and/or dead his
Itheirl unknown heirs. devisees. legatees
or grantees and all persons or parties.
claiming by. through, under or against
Unknown directors and officers of
ALLSTATE ENTERPRISES. INC. n/k/a/
NOVAS SERVICE. INC., a Corporation. ts
heirs. devisees, legatees or grantees and
all persons or parties claiming by,
through, under or against them.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Action for
foreclosure of a mortgage on the following property
In GULF County. Florida:
WEST 80 FEET OF LOTS 15 AND 16,
BLOCK D, LAKESIDE SUBDIVISION.
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA, ACCORDING
TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF ON
FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT CLERK OF GULF COUNTY.
has been Hied against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to It
on SPEAR AND HOFFMAN, P.A., Atomneys.whose
address is 708 South Dixie Highway, Coral Gables.
Florida 33146. 1305) 666-2299. within 30 days
after the first publication of the notice and on
or before 19th day of May. 1996. and to.file the
original with the Clerk of this Court either before
service on SPEAR AND HOFFMAN. P.A. attorneys
or immediately thereafter otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint or Petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on
this 3rd day of April. 1996
Benny C Lister
As Clerk of the Court
By. /s/ C. Bridges
As Deputy Clerk
4tc. April 18 and 25 and May 2 and 9. 1996.
an update regarding the need for a new
generator for the Gulf County Courthouse.
Chief Administrator Butler reported that
the County is in the process of obtaining
price quotes for the new generator.
Aaron Tyre Bid For Clay- Con-
tract-Attorney McFarland reported that
he had invited Mr. Aaron Tyre and his at-
torney to attend this meeting in order to
discuss Mr. Tyree's contract for clay He
stated that since Mr. Tyre was not
present, the Board had no need to discuss
Department of Community Affair-
Hazard Mitigation Money-Comm. Ham-
mond inquired as to the status ol the Haz-
ard Mitigation funds which had been
awarded to the Department of Community
Affairs (DCA). Chief Administrator Butler
reported that the First District Court of
Appeals ruled in favor of the Department
of Community Affairs. and to allow the De-
partment of Community Affairs to deter-
mine which counties will receive portions
PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY
by JACK HARPER
Legislators Want to
Raise Voting Percent
Needed for Amendments
Crime Rate Has Dropped; Lowest Level of
Overall and Violent Crime In A Decade ,
MAYBE THEY SHOULD MEET EVERY FOUR YEARS
Maybe voters should pass a constitutional amendment to hold
Legislative sessions once every four years now that the Supreme Court
has loosened its strict rules on citizen initiatives and lawmakers keep-
stalling legislation the people want.
That message may be getting across to your friendly lawmaker.
They're nervous about what the people may do. The Florida House voted
96-19 for a proposal that would require a three-fifths vote (60 percent)
in a general election to change the constitution. Presently, only a sim-
ple majority of voters is required.
No major bills have yet passed the Legislature and Gov. Lawton
Chiles in the 1996 regular session. It appears there will, as usual, be
overtime and even then voters may have to go to constitutional amend-
ments on the ballot in November to get tax relief and other legislation
House Speaker Peter Wallace, D-St. Petersburg, trying to control the
working majority of COP members and conservative Democrats, is
stalling bills for a better shot during the old-fashioned last minute nego-
tiations before adjournment.
The biggest background fights are details in welfare reform, cuts in
social programs, hikes in education funding and how to keep affordable
hurricane insurance for Floridians without scaring off insurance com-
Gov. Chiles won big when an override of his veto on the tobacco lia-
bility law failed, but his Healthy Kids program is stalled.
The plot was thickened even more by the clear failure of a bill to get
out of committees that would put all tax increases to a vote of.the peo-
ple. A property owner's bill of rights giving citizens more legal powers to
fight local appraisers is also given little chance this session-and-get
this-a new tax on Internet phone connections is a good possibility. In
fact, the state has already decided to begin collecting that tax in July.
All three issues are expected to be on the November ballot in the
form of constitutional amendments when voters can directly take gov-
ernment into their own hands.
YEP, CRIME RATE IS DECREASING
More prisons, longer sentences, tougher laws on violent felons, and
boot camps forjuveniles has brought the lowest crime rates in a decade,
says the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Sen. Pat Thomas, D-Quincy, is smiling at the statistics. The big
push for more prisons and tougher laws came on his watch in 1994 as
Senate president midsts, forecasts they would bankrupt *the state.
"Heck! We're going to save money because there will be less crime when
they find out it really doesn't pay," Thomas said back then.
The statewide overall crime rate of 7.623 per 100.000 people is the
lowest since 1984. The violent crime average of 1,061.6 per 100,000
people is the lowest since 1987.
Ironically, the law enforcement lobby (sheriffs, police chiefs and the
FDLE) immediately began playing down the significance of the decline
in crime, fearing it may be accompanied by less funding from the
Education and social program lobbyists were embracing it. hoping
even more taxpayer dollars would come their way if they could cut the
criminal Justice system.
A few thoughtful citizens sighed with relief when they realized they
are perhaps safer in their homes and businesses than they have been
in the past ten years. It really hasn't sunk in, however.
Here's the Capitol News Roundup
REB FLAG. VETO THREAT SPARKS BRU-HA-HA
Gov. Lawton Chiles was trying to prevent a break with the Black
Legislative Caucus over the Confederate Flag at the state capitol and
charges he would veto budget items if its members failed to back his.
Black lawmakers wanted to cut funding for the flag in a motion that
was defeated in a voice vote In the Senate Ways and Means Committee.
They're threatening to adopt It in a Legislative Black Caucus meeting to
test their Influence with Cov. Lawton Chiles and the Democratic party.
There are no black Republicans in the Florida Legislature.
The flag flies with the British, Spanish. French and U. S. flags in a
display recognizing the nations which have possessed Florida.
Black legislators argued it was a symbol of racism and oppression.
"We ought not to be putting up symbols that divide us," said Sen. Jim
we've taken the
hassle out of pre-
qualifying for a
new or used car
Hargrett, D-Tampa, but' Secretary of State Sandra Mortham said it is a
part of Florida history and shouldn't be covered up because "those who
ignore history are destined to repeat it."
Chiles said he hadn't decided what stand he would take on the flag
but he would consider it when he received the demand from the black
caucus. The governor and the cabinet (split 4-3 in favor of Democrats)
could order a ban on the Confederate flag, but it isn't considered likely.
Chiles vehemently denied his staff made a threatening phone call to
the office of Rep. Mandy Dawson. D-Fort Lauderdale, threatening to
veto her budget requests because she was one of four blacks on the
House Commerce Committee who voted to reject a bill excluding non-
.tobacco companies from Medicald lawsuits.
Dawson said her aide didn't know who called. The four black votes
on the committee could have turned the tide for Chiles. He favors the
bill because it would assure some legislators he Is only targeting tobac-
co manufacturers and will not turn the law on other industries such as
alcohol, gun dealers or food producers.
Rep. Al Lawson, D-Tallahassee. said the 20 black lawmakers in the
legislature, all Democrats, have been taken for granted by Chiles for
most of his five years in office.
Some see the bru-ha-ha over the Confederate flag and charges
Chiles has threatened line-item vetoes on dearly loved budget items as
examples of black lawmakers trying to negotiate an advantage in the
closing days of the session.
Chiles admitted they are "wake-up" calls to him to re-examine his
relations with the black caucus.
BUDGET DIFFERENCES COULD EXTEND SESSION
Budgets expected to pass both houses of the Florida Legislature
this week and go to conference committee contain so many sharp dif-
ferences they could delay the scheduled adjournment on May 3.
Both budgets at nearly $40 billion contain no new taxes and call for
at least a $1000 pay raise for state employees. The similarities end
The Senate proposes about $600, million in social services cuts. The
House. $350 million, amidst charges by Republicans it is Irresponsible
because It dips into state pension fdnds and borrows money from future
generations by issuing bonds to build prisons.
RODMAN DAM UP AND DOWN
The House Appropriations Committee voted 19-18 to spend $2 mil-
lion to begin the destruction of Lake Ocklawaha by dismantling Rodman
Dam, but later changed its mind, defeating the plan 20-16.
The lake was formed some 30 years ago during construction of the
Cross Florida Barge Canal which was halted in the 1970's by an exec-
utive order of President Richard Nixon.
The Department of Environmental Protection has a plan to bulldoze
a hole 2.000 feet wide in the dam after draining the lake and building
an earthen barrier to block the canal connecting it to the St. Johns
River. Then nature would be allowed to take its course, restoring the
Ocklawaha River to its old winding wild state.
BILLS KEEP ANDREW INSURANCE MORATORIUM
Legislation calls for tne extension of the moratorium on property
Insurance policy cancellations in both the Senate and House bills which
critics say fails to make Florida an attractive place to do business.
The moratorium on homeowner policy cancellations was put in
place in 1992 after Hurricane Andrew struck South Florida to keep
insurance companies from fleeing the state en mass.
The House bill would allow higher deductibles for insurance cover-
age and phase out the residential 3oint Underwriting Association the
state created for home-owners to get insurance coverage after Andrew.
Carrabelle's 6th Annual Festival
Carrabelle has moved their
festival up from mid June to mid
April when the weather is gentler.
If you're looking for a good excuse
to head to the Coast, this is it.
The Sixth Annual Waterfront
Festival will be held on Saturday.,,
April 20th with set up Friday af-'
ternociri'aid evening. The home of
the festival is on Marine Street.
which, indeed runs right along-
side Carrabelle's beautiful water-
Troy St. Names
Calondra Lynnette White's
winter quarter grades has earned
her placement of the Chancellor's
list at Troy State University.
The Chancellor's List recog--
nizes full-time undergraduate--
students earning a straight A av-
Wewa Kinard 639-5176
PLANT FLOWERING CRAB APPLES for
Wildlife. Check Our Stock for Spring
Planting -Apple, Peach, Nectarine,
Plum, Japanese Persimmon. Pear.
Pecan, Pomegranate, Fig, Grape,
Satsuma, Orange. Kumquat, Lemon. Lg.
Camellias. Dogwood (red, pink &
white). Crepe Myrtle, etc.
100's of Dogwoods In Bloom
Large Selection of Azaleas
Fun events and activities in-
clude the art show and market
(grand array of creative arts for
sale): seafood gumbo cook off
S(compete for prizes or taste the
results): fun auctioning (sell your
boat or pick up a bargain at the
4 Second Annual Boat Auction);
and live entertainment and food
continuouss all day long with a
street dance planned from 8:00 to
NEW LISTING: Commercial building in downtown PSJ
Approx. 2700 sq. ft. w/kitchen, storage room, new central heat
and air. Great business location, priced right @ $75,000.
Bayside 1/2 are lots near State Park starting @ $15,000.
NEW LISTING: 3 bdrm./2.5 bath WATERFRONT townhome.
Great rental, gorgeous view, completed furnished. $140,000.
Single Family Gulfside 2/3 bdrm./3 bath. Would make great
investment property or second home. Call today. $130,000.
Sea Shores Lot E3,78'x204'. Sewer tap included in price. $22,000.
3 Gulf Front Lots Each approx. 100 x 1000'. High dunes, near
State Park. Will sell as a package. $250,000 each.
Gulf View Single Family fixer upper. Just steps to the beach.
Priced right @ $110,000.,
Gulf Front Lot approx. 100x950'. Only $140,000.
SB & B PROPERTIES OF
V__ __ GULF COUNTY, INC.
HC 1, BOX 210
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456
(b. 800) 261-rm 892 0F
[f Elizabeth W. Thompson
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
Elizabeth W. Thompson is pleased to announce
SJay R ish .
closed over $500,00 In Real Estate
Transactionsin the st tr of i1996.
If you are serious about buying or selling home or a lot, you
need to give Jay Rish a call. Jay offers you the'following:
* Waterfront Development Experience
* No High Pressure
* Quick, Courteous Response : -
* Free Market Analysis .
* Open Exchange with All Area Realtors
* Presently boasts over a $9,00,00.00 Inventory
* Regularly Advertises in the Atlanta Constitution-Journal,
Coastline, and the Tallahassee Democrat
* Has a Site on the Internet
* Over 30 Years of Contacts & Satisfied Clients & Customers
Before you list your home or property with anyone else, you owe it to yourself to
give Jay Rish a call. We can save you time and money.
VOICE MAIL: Jay Rish 904-227-5569
Jay Rish Personal Fax Line 904-227-2115
NOTICE OF IMPOUNDED ANIMALS
April 16, 1996
To Reclaim animals contact the Port St. Joe
Police Department from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
DESCRIPTION SEX DATE OF LOCATION
Small Black/White Puppy Female 04/11/96 Bay Street
Large Black Dog Male 04/09/96 Dropped off
Large Black Dog Female 04/09/96 Dropped off
Small Black Poodle, Female 03/96 Reid Avenue
(No collar on animals) lIc. April 1. 1996
Fantasy Properties, Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 oa
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478
201 Third St., Mexico Beach. REDUCED from $89,900 to
Gulf Front., 8231 Gulfaire Townhomes U.S. 98 BEACH-
FRONT! Nice 2 BR 2.5 BA townhome CH/A, roof, and roof exten-
sion over upper deck done within last few years. This is a well
maintained unit. Furnished, Excellent rental. ONLY 2 BR 2.5 BA
ON MARKET! Good price $149.900.
BEACON HILL, HAVE BUSINESS AND RESIDENCE. 121'on U.
S. 98, vacant land with 800 SF garage/storage has automatic
door. 2 septic tanks, well, city water meter, gas. Zoned
Commercial/Residential. BIG PLUS 6' beach access on beach
PORTST. JOE, 1307 Long Avenue. Neat 3 BR 1 BA home with
chain link fence and storage house. Great starter home. $44,900.
Mexico Beach. 3 BR 2 BA townhouse on the canal. Long term
lease required. $700 month.
Mexico Beach. 3 BR, 2 BA home, dishwasher, washer/dryer,
icemaker refrig., laundry rm., cen. h /a, nice neighborhood. $725"
JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor
I ~ __ ~I
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1996 PAGE 7B
SUne ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
So for each additional word.
$2,00 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
227-1278 to place yours. .
'87 Chevy Cavalier, 4 dr., at, ac, am/ .
fm, excellent mechanical, lots of
miles, $1,400 obo. 647-8835 after 5
p.m. ltc 4/18
'95 Chevy S-10 pickup, low mileage,
$2,000 down and take over payments.
'95 Civic Del Sol S-1, 7,000 miles,,
100,000 mile 'warranty, 229-2561
anytime. Both like brand new.
1984 Chevrolet Caprice Estate wagon,
w/pwr. win. & dr. locks, a.c., amp/fm
radio, towing pkg., $1,500 obo. 229-
'92 Camaro, 25 year anniversary Rally
Sport, Take over payments. 227-
7471.- : 2tp4/11
1988 Black and silver Firebird Trans
Am, T-tops, $3,700 or best offer. 784-
1711,, leave message. 3tp 4/4
V 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
Moving Sale: Mexico Beach, comer of
Hwy. :98 & 27th St. Lots of good stuff,
Saturday, April 20, 8a.m. until.
Mult-Family Yard Sale, Friday, April
19, 9-4, Saturday, April 20, 9 noon.
200 Virginia Dr. (between 7th & 8th
St.), Mexico Beach. ltpi4/18
Entire inventory of Coyote Imports,
Mexico Beach. Gifts, baskets, rod iron
stands, etc. Call 648-5903. tfc 4/4
Two bedroom mobile home, cen. heat
and air, St. Joe Beach. 648-5432.
Four bedroom furnished house, St.
Joe Beach, I block from water. 648-
Nice two bedroom, 1 bath ;4' trailer
located on Pineda St., St.Joe Beach.
No pets. 647-5361. tfc 4/11
Large three bdrm. apartment, first
floor, just remodeled. Lots of parking,
$325 month. Call 227-3511. tfc 4/11
One bdrm. apartment, cen. air and
heat, energy efficient, $200 deposit,
8300 month. 229-6314. fc 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
BAYOU STORAGE, units for rental
High and Dry after Opal. Located on
Hwy. C-30 next to Todd Land Devel-
opment. Call 229-8397or 227-2191.
Now for Rent:
: Great Location
(next to Citizen Federal)
: Ready for Occupancy
The Phantry Hotel, Rooms Private
baths. Daily or weekly rates. 302 Reid
Ave. Port St. Joe, 229-9000. tfc 4/4
Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tapper
Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable hous-
ing for the elderly and the handi-
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
.; ::efficient const., handicapped equip-
ped apts., available. Stove & refrig.
furn., fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.,
Equal Opportunity Housing Com-
plex. Rent is based on income.
This complex is funded by the Farm-
ers Home Administration and man-
aged by Advisors Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
PINE RIDGE APTS., (904) 227-7451.
Rents starting at $245.00 per mo. Af-
fordable Living for low to middle in-
come families. Featuring 1, 2 & 3
bedroom apts. with cen. h&a, energy
saving appliances, patios & outside
Storage. For hearing impaired call
(904) 472-3952. Equal Housin Op-
portunity. Pfc 4/4
* 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 L/2
,ba., Inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
Swasher stove, fully carpeted. No
SSmall .2 bdrm. hqme, auto. heat &
:air, washer/dryer hook-up.
'.One bedroom apartment, washer/
Call 229-6777 after i7p.m.
No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St. Joe Furni-
ture, 227-1251. tfc 4/4
Warehouses, small and large, some
with office, suitable for small busi-
ness, 229-6200. tfc 4/4
Apartment for rent, 2.
bedroom, 1 ba. Call
Kenny at 227-7241 or
Marquis Home Health Agency RN po-
sition available in PSJ/Wewa area.
Home health experience, preferred.
Contact Patricia Kelly, RN, DON, 229-
6566. Itp 4/18
Maintenance Man full time position
- benefits light maintenance in prop-'
erty management business doing mi-
nor electrical, appliance, plumbing re-
pair. Must have own transportation.
Fantasy Properties, Inc. Call 648-
5146 for appointment. tc 4/18,
SReceptionist / reservation clerk for
real estate omce. Some computer
knowledge desired, weekend work re-
quired. Contact Gulfaire Vacation
SRentals, 648-5716. 2tc 4/11
Survey field crew positions available,
with or without .experience. Tempo-
rary and permanent. 227-7322.
NHC HOMECARE, PORT ST. JOE.
Our Port St. Joe homecare program is
seeking a full-time RN to work in the
Wewahitchka area. Fantastic staff.
Applicants should be able to cope
with patients of all ages.and mental
outlooks. Quality agency. Mileage is
reimbursed. Interested parties should
contact Marueen Mattison, DON, at-
229-8238, or apply in person at 418
Reid Ave., Port St Joe. EOE/Drug-
Free Workplace. ltc 4/18
Two receptionist/Animal Health Tech-
nician Job opening in May, for the
Mexico Beach Animal Clinic. Call for
an appointment, toll free at 1-888-
701-2121 or try 648-8811. ltc4/18
Certified Nursing Assistants: 11
p.m. 7 a.m. shift, new pay scale rec-
ognizing experience. Apply in person
at Bay St. Joseph Care Center, 220
Ninth St. tfc 3/28
Taking applications for employment
Job hours are 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
'Monday Friday. Apply at Hungry
Howie's. tfc 3/28
Now hiring waiters, waitresses, cooks,
dishwashers, full or part time, flexible
hours. Apply Julle's Restaurant, 222
Reid Ave., Port St. Joe. tfc 4/4
Captains, Mates, Engineers, ABs,
OSs, experienced Deckhands needed
Sfor 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
Frost-free Frigldaire refrigerator/
freezer, good cond., $65. 648-5276.
Futon bed, $100. Can be seen at Raf-
field's Seafood Market on Hwy. 98
North. 229-9433. l tc 4/18
Contemporary black lacquer bedroom
suite, mirrored headboard & triple
dresser, $550. Call 648-4021.
Pressure Washing. Houses, Mobile
Homes, Residential. Commercial.
639-3028. tfc 3/28
St. Joe RenPAll, Im .
706 First Street
Port St. Joe 227-2112
Paw,.p e EGR4FF
Drywall Repair '
Just Give Us A Call
Lew- 227-6628 2p4/11
Specialize in Reroofs*
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price"
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Fayo's Nail & _
TOTAL NAIL CARE
Certified Nail Technician "
1905.Long Ave.. Port St. Joe
Wolff Tanning System Call for Appt.
*Commercial Industrial '
A 8 R Mechanical
Albert Fleischmann FREE Eslmales
EIN #593115646 ,904 647-4047
WEWA SIDING CO.
Vinyl Siding At
A Reasonable Cost
Port SL Joe Lodge No. 111
S 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.
We t4e Perfect M9wave.
New Cleansers and Cosmetics
for any skin type.
For information or
(904) 647-8322 4Ee4/18
CATERING & CAKES
Call 229-6154 ,
Catherine L. Collier
Ilndenpen(denl Sales Representative
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
TLC LAWN SERVICE
"Catering to All Your Lann Service Needs"
MOWING. EDGING. TRIMMING, SPRAYING,
FERTILIZING. WEEDING. CLEAN OUTS, ,
SPRINKLER REPAIR, AND LANDSCAPING
Call 229-6435 do4/6
announces NEW PENTIUMS *
S starting at $1169,
P75 Multimedia $1,365,
P50's from $1799.
227-6590 or 647-3339
LOANS D8 JPAWN SHOP
'T he Little House with the Big Deals"
Corner of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Business: (9041 639-3202 Houirs Mon.-Frl. 10-5, Sat. 9-12
Harmon's Heavy EqUipment co.
Specializing in Black Top Soil
BULLDOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS 'TRACTORS DUMP TRUCKS
648-8924 OR 648-5767 if no answer
LIC # RF0051042 "'
FREE ESMATES RG 0051008
S ER 0011618
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
Small Engi ne
Repair 8 Lawn Care
H IR CU'T"TJPtR, SHQP
Hair Cuts Only. .
SAdult $10.00 Child $5.00
Call for appt. 227-3443
Owner/Mgr. Sabrina Brooks
115 McKinnon St. Oak Grove
Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
,pd. ihru Apr;i
,,Al Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
UC. #ER0013168 -INSURED
C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box AlC, Port St. Joe
Average Stump $10.00
A-I Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
MOWING RAKING e.WEEDING
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach,
Port St. Joe & Wewahitchka
.I will work for YOU.!" CLYDE SANFORD
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St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
I Small Engine Repairs
S Factory Warronty Center
I e \\ Tillers
S 706 1st St. St. Joe
LOOK Screen/glass rooms win-
dows siding. Look at work I've done.
If you like It. hire me. Expert workI
Rock bottom prices! Licensed gerleral
contractor. The House Doctors, (904)
647-3452 or 1-800-919-HOUSE.
Peronli- -e- -snaep-1--2
5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASKABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
BOB'S PAINT &
29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair:
Bddy & Window Work
, Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
SCall or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
Don't forget the outside
Sof your house, porch,
'sidewalk and driveway.'
INSURANCE FREE ESTIMATES
S CHRIS MORRISON
S4476 Hwy. 98, #3
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
* Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control. New Treatment
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
l FAMILY OWNED
9 PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving GulfCo. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
MAID A DIFFERENCE, houseclean-
ing services, have references, 227-
2049. tfc 4/4
Pressure Washing, Houses, Mobile
Homes, Residential, Commercial.
639-3028. tfc 3/28
I ,., Drywall Repair,,
S- Stucco Repair -
a," s painting/
:R', iResidential & Commercial,
J ust Give Us A Call.
I Tim 227-8059
DEGR FF L Lew 227-6628
S, ,EIN #59-3367519
LUcense lo. 800033177
PILING & CONSTRUCTION CO.
Foundation Piling Crane Rental
Post Office Box 624 : Telephone (904) 229-6411
Fort St. Joe, FL 52457 Mobile (904) 227-6284
Land Clearing Road Building
Stump Pulling Bush Hogging
S Rootraking Fish Ponds
955 SR 381 Terry L. Brock
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Phone (904) 639-3829
Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Free Estimates and Design
S Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SEILKuRT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. O. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 t /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 tfc12/14
P.0.Bo 1 67 sMeic B ac 3 41
PAGE SB THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1996
Sears Craftsman lawn mower, used
once, $160; large princess chair, $60,
sofa w/6 loose cushions $70. 227-
1364. tc 4/18
BAHAMA CRUISE1 5 days/4 nights,
Under booked Must Selll $279/
couple. Limited tickets. 1-800-414-
4151, ext. 2269, Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. -
10 p.m, ST#14299. 4tp 4/.1
Must Sell: 14'x70' Fleetwood Elite,
1995, 3 bedroom, 2 bath. $14,000.
Call 229-2604. 4tp 4/11
Beds for Sale, full size, $50-$80, 8
beds to choose from. 229-9282.
5 Lizette bridesmaid dresses, 3 new, 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, 827-2926. Will sell together
or separate. 2tc 4/18
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
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
ABANDONED DOUBLEWIDE! 4 bd.,
2 ba. fireplace, glamour bath & much
more. Take over payments of $301.00
per month. Call 913-0402. 4tc 4/18
ASSUME PAYMENTS! 3 bd., 2 ba.,
fully loaded. Take over payments of
$249.00 per month. Call 913-0407.
NEW DOUBLEWIDE! 3 bd., 2 ba., su-
per nice. Payments as low as
$219.00. Must seel Call 1-800-309-
APPLY BY PHONE Free, fast and EZ.
Call 913-0402. 4tc 4/18
NEW 16X801 3 bd.. 2 ba. glamour
bath, Islane stove, and much more,
Take over payments of $219.00 per
month. Call 913-6222. 4tc 4/18
BOAT AUCTION 2nd Annual Carra-
belle Waterfront Festival Boat and
Classic Car Auction. Sat, April 20,
9:00 a.m. EDT at Carrabelle Motors,
Inc. on Berry SL In Carrabelle. Wade
Clark AUCTIONS 904-229-9282
AB1239, AU1737 or call
John at 697-8000. CONSIGNMENTS
Hwy. 98, Highland View, was
S88,500, now $78,500. Three year old
immaculate 2 bdrni, 1 ba. on, pilings,
under house parking, storage rm.,
fish house, much more. Best bay view
around. 227-1659. 2ti 4/18
SEASHORES HOUSE FOR
SALE, nice stucco 3 bdrm., 2
ba.; Lanai w/heated pool; gar-
age & storage bldg. $110,000.
For Sale by Owner: 12'x47' mobile
home on 1/2 acre, Overstreet commu-
nity. Appliances included, hook-ups
for washer/dryer, metal storage bldg.,
fish pond access on property,
$19,000. Call 648-5372 or 229-6114.
Boardwalk, Cape San Bias. 2 bed-
room, 2 bath, 3 decks, 108 Boardwalk
Ave. $115,000. Call 647-3828.
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with sep-
tic tank & well. $2,5000 down,
$132.16 mo. Call George, 229-6031.
For sale by owner: 5 bdrm., 2 bath
home at Mexico Beach. No damage by
Opal. 40' LR, 40' screened porch, cov-
ered parking for 6 vehicles, large lot.
648-4550. tfc 4/4
Howard Creek: Murphy Rd., 3 bdrm.,
2 ba. 1,850 sq. ft., cen. h&a, fans,
carpet, fireplace, porches, double car-
port, vinyl & stone siding, plenty stor-
age. Come see, make offer. 827-1725
or 827-6855. tfc 4/4
For Sale: Cape San Bias, 2 bdrm., 2
ba. house, steel roof on 1/2 acre lot
joining St. Joe State Park property on
bay side, $63,000. Call 229-2740 or
227-2046 for appt. tfc 4/4
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, corner lot, $15,000 negotia-
ble. 827-2379. .tfc 11/9
For sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'x16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
util. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupoh,
229-6411. tfc 4/4
Business for Sale: Phantry Building
and extra lot. Income producing.
Three business units downstairs aid
a manager s apartment, Four hotel
rooms w/full baths upstairs. 24 cli-
mate-controlled mini-storage units
upstairs and down. Best location in
town for detail outlets. Call 1-800-
800-9894. tfc 4/4
Half acre lots for sale, Hwy. 386,
Overstreet, Creekview Subd., $500
down. $96.48 per month, 120
months. Call and leave message. 229-
6031. tfc 4/4
1/2 acre lot with septic tank. Over-
street Road. Owner financing, 227-
2020, ask for Billy. tfc 4/4
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off.Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south ofWewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 4/4
FREE puppies to. a loving home.
Please call 229-1092. ltp 4/18
Rat terrier puppies, $125 each. Call
648-5306. ltc 4/18
FREE beautiful long-hair kittens. Call
229-6573 after 5 p.m. 2tc 4/11
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. 8tc 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,
Marie Romanelli, 229-1065.
FHP Conducting Checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol vehicle equipment,
will be conducting driver license concentrate their el
and vehicle inspection check- cles being operates
points during the week of April 19 such as bad brake
thru April 25 on CR-274 near and defective light
Chipola River and SR-71 near In addition, attenti
CR-382. rected to drivers w
Recognizing the danger pre- late the driver lic
sented to the public by defective Florida.
The patrol has
checkpoints to be
means of enforcing
and driver license 1
while ensuring the
LOCAL ART WANTED. Display It,
consign It or sell at AUCTION at Port
Theatre. Stop by or call 229-9282.
Consignments wanted for upcoming
auctions. Wade Clark Auctions. 229-
9282. AB 1239, AU 1737. 6tc 3/28
253 Canal Street $58,900
3 bedroom 2 baths. Land 75'150'.
SPECIAL FEATURES Well maintained double-wide mobile home w/cedar
slding Creat rmr w/nreplace, masterbdrm. w/ 2 walk-in closer, maer
bath w/garden ub. Cen. heal/air only 5 yrs. old. Double-hung storm win-
dow, outside sorage shed, insulation in floors, walls, and ceiling. Price
includes: countertop range, wall oven, dishwasher, refrig, carpet, blinds and
3p-c. entertainment unit.
4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Land 2 lots/ corer 94x150 total size
SPECIAL FEATURES: Beautiful stucco home w/totally new interi-
or. Flow-through floor plan, private master suite. Downstairs bath
features new tub/shower, new ceramic tile floor, dbl sinks &
Hollywood lights. Lg. fam. rm. w/brick fpHouse zoned with
separate furnaces, cen. a/c, and hot water tanks.
efforts on vehi-
i with defects
:s, worn tires,
on will be di-
ho would vio-
:ense laws of
aws of Florida
Advertising Pays-Call 227-1278 or 229-8997
-to Place Your Classified Ad Today!
SIndian Pass Marine
i 2178 Hwy. C 30 227-1666 Port St. Joe
SL Simmons Bayou across from Pic's
BP Convenience Store
OUTBAFR1DS PARTS & ACCESSORIES
Authorized Johnson Dealer
Parts & Accessories
SERVICE & REPAIRS
6672 Gardenia St. $89,900 1010 McClelland Ave. $49,500
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3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Land +/- 1/2 Acre
SPECIAL FEATURES. Quiet neighborhood only 5 mmis. from Port
St. Joe. Cathedral ceiling in great rm., Ig. latchen w/breakfast
nook, fireplace, in-ground pool, master suite w/pnvate bath,
well-landscaped, cen. h/a, lty water, sept. Prce includes
range; refrigerator, dishwasher, carpet, drapes.
bath d 1 /4 acre
SES: Double French door entry, double
car attached garage w/auto. dr., ceramic tile baths, master
suite w/private bath and walk-in closet, cen. h/a. Price'
includes cooktop, wall oven, refrigerator, washer, dryer.
2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Land: 72x170' lot.
SPECIAL FEATURES: Foyer/sitting room, 2 fenced-in
yards, attached garage (possible 3rd bedroom), workshop
& boatport. Price includes range, refrig., carpet, blinds,
built-in stereo system & 12',above ground circular pool!
2109 Palm Blvd. $82,500
3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Land: 1 1/2 lots
SPECIAL FEATURES: One story block rambler with in-
ground pool, auto. filtering system, special hurricane
protection awnings, thermal windows, ex. Ig. family
room, central heat and air. Price includes range, dish-
washer, carpet and blinds.
REALTY INC. Apil 2 .ay
TERMS for your reservation: register for the Great Open House Event 3 days prior to your selected Open House
date at Hannon Realt, 221 Reid Ave. Bring your ticket to Hannon Realty and you may select from the following
homes: 253 Canal Sti, 6672 Gardenia St., 1010 McClellan Ave., 1309 Monument Ave., 2002 Monument Ave.,
2109 Palm Blvd., 287 Plantation Dr., 404 Plantation Dr., 463 Plantation Dr., 210 Sandlewood, 347 Santa Anna
St., 108 Westcott Circle. Advice on home financing available to registered guests. Partial owner.financing available
on some homes. See us today!
3 bedrooms, 2 baths Land' 1/2 acre
SPECIAL FEATURES Contemporary home in prestigous neigh.
borhood onlr 3 yrs old. Top of the hne apphances, custom light-
ig, private master suite, heal pump, atached 2 car garage,
fireplace, and many extra' Price includes refrig/freezer, trash
compactor, wall oven, built-rn microwave, range top, water soften-
er system, blinds, ceiling fans. I
6 bedrooms, 4 baths. Land: 1/2 acre
SPECIAL FEATURES: Remodeled like new, thermal windows,
new roof, ceiling fans throughout, intercom system, fireplace,
master bedroom downstairs with private bath and sitting
room. Price includes range, dishwasher, carpet, blinds, ceiling
404 Plantation Drive $99,900
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.
210 Sandlewood Blvd. $79,900
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3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Land: .339 Acre, Corner
SPECIAL FEATURES: Beach house w/3 decks, steps to Gulf
and Bay, wet bar in bedroom, sliding glass doors to all decks,
frame 2 story home only 5 years old. Price includes: range,
refrig., dishwasher, microwave, carpet, drapes and blinds.
rs, /2 baths Land: 1/4 acre
SPECIAL FEATURES: 2 story contemporary home in exclusive
neighborhood. Master suite w/dressing rm, priv. ba. & 2 walk-in
closets. Ep., thermal windows, satellite system, sprinkler system,
water softener. Loft, study, & sunny family rm. Price includes
range, refrig., d/w, disposal, washer & dryer,new satellite system,
carpet, drapes, blinds. Partial owner financing available.
108 Westcott Circle, $69,900
3 bedrooms, 1'1/2 baths. Land: Irr. shaped lot
SPECIAL FEATURES: BI story home w/lg., open liv. areas, hardwood
floors in bedrooms, ceramic tile baths, Ig. pantry & breakfast bar in
kitchen. Family rm. w/built-in bookcases. Spacious backyard; roof only
5 yrs. old. Price includes: range/oven (self-cleaning, stove hood/fan.
dishwasher, blinds (except vertical blinds in living room).
LIGHTHOUSE UTILITIES COMPANY
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 feasi-
bility study and you are not under any obligation.
JAY RISH, MANAGER/PRESIDENT
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