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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 .THURSDAY, APRIL 25,1996
These Cypress logs north of Wewahitchka are an example of what "dead headers" are searching for in Gulf County's river systems.
"Dead Heading" In GulfGets Board Support
FMP Wants to Control Harvest; Schedules Hearing for Tuesday, May 7
In a special board meeting
held Monday at noon, the, Gulf
County Commission passed a res-
olution requesting the Florida
.Department of Environmentalr
SProtection to continue to allow the
process of log retrieval known as
"dead heading" along Gulf
County's river system.
Commission Chairman Billy
Traylor told the board deadhead-
ing had been going on for as long
as he could remember and it did-
n't have .any effect on the river
system n; any way.
The resolution points out the
. importance of dead heading to the
livelihood of the citizens of Gulf
County, stating "the economic
well-being of many individuals
and families are dependent.i-pon,-
Deadhead logs are usually
taken from an area of the riverine
system that Is normally above the
surface of the water. The logs are
located and marked, and when
the water Is at its seasonal high
(usually during the winter
months) the logs are pried from
the high water's bottom and float-
ed to shore.
Cypress is the wood of choice
for most deadheaders because of
its lasting qualities and value
after being processed through a
During the regularly sched-.
uled meeting Tuesday evening.
Chairman Traylor told the board
the resolution had apparently
reached its destination. He said
he had been contacted by Lt.
Jenkins, a representative of the
Florida Marine Patrol. The FMP
wishes to set ip a public meeting
concerning the matter on May
The Port St. Joe Police De-
partment will be sponsoring a bi-
cycle rodeo May 4 from 10:00
a.m. till 4:00 p.m. The rodeo will
be held at the Washington Recre-
The day's events will include
competition in bicycle riding
skills and knowledge in rules of
the road. There will be a free bicy-
cle safety inspection, including
assistance with minor adjust-
ments, and engraving and record-
ing information for theft preven-
tion and recovery. Please bring a
parent's driver license number for
Trophies and certificates will
be awarded. All parental assis-
tance will be greatly appreciated.
Children wishing to partici-
pate need to call the Port St. Joe
Police Department to sign up.
at Western Auto
The Chamber of Commerce
will be officiating at a ribbon cut-
ting ceremony at Western Auto
this Friday, at 10 a.m. The busi-
ness was recently sold by long-
time owner David B. May to Mike
and Sherrie Lynch of Port St. Joe.
The Chamber invites everyone
to attend and welcome the new
owners to the business communi-
7th, at 7:00 CST at the Old
Courthouse in Wewahitchka.
Traylor said Gordon Roberts,
director of State Lands, and other
state representatives would be at
the public meeting to explain
their position, answer questions
as to what deadheaders can and
can't do according to state guide-
lines and permitting procedures.
Traylor said he has-just been
notified of the proposed meeting
but that he would get the word
out as soon as he knew more
Jones Says City In
ood Shape With
Money in the Bank
Inr the Wewahitchka City
Commission meeting. held
Monday evening received a report
From David Hines, consultant for
the CDBG Housing Rehabilitation
Grant. He reported that pre-'
approved contractors would have
a walk through of the first four
homes scheduled for rehabilita-
tion on April 25.
Bids will be received until
May 3, and a special City
Commission meeting will be held
May 6th at 6:30 p.m. to review
and award contracts.
Ernest. Harden and George
Cox requested a land change des-
ignation from residential to mixed
commercial/residential on eight
acres of land on Highway 71
South. A Planning Development
Review Board will be scheduled at
a later date to review the applica-
A committee was appointed to
review and rewrite the city char-
ter. Named to serve on the com-
mittee are: Ralph Fisher, chair-
man; Tom Wynn, Jerry Gaskin;
Debbie Baxley; Joe Sinclair; Terry
Linton; and Ernest Harden.
The City will give $1,300
worth of scholarships, with four
$250 awards and one $300
award. Each commissioner and
the mayor will select a recipient.
Commissioner Dallas Jones
reported on the mid-year financial
report stating that the city was in
good shape. Revenue received to
date is .$444,167.28, with
$339,159.00 expended, leaving a
balance of $105,008.28. The city
currently has $520,959.69 in sav-
ings and certificates of deposit.
IN OTHER BUSINESS
Agreed to advertise for bids
to purchase an ice machine.
Agreed to allow the
WEwahitchka VFW Post use of
the community building until a
suitable facility could be found for
Employee Harold Lester was
given permanent employee sta-
Chipper Wade was granted
an increase in pay after passing
his Water Treatment Class C
FICO Farms Sells 14,000 Acre
Land Holdings in Gulf County
According to deeds recorded:
in the Clerk's office of the Gulf
SCounty Courthouse, FICO
Farming Investment Company
and Central Arizona Ranching
Company have spld 14,000,
acres of their land holdings In
The $13 million transacUorn
was made by Wachovia Bank of
Atlanta. Georgia serving as..
trustee for a conglomerate of
four trust funds: Balanced
Timberlan.d-FusE .ofq Qge ia :.
Emerging Growth Timberland
Fund of Georgia; A.A. F.E.S.
Timberland Investment, of
Georgia; and Southern Forest
Land, Inc. (Andalusia, AL).
FICO's Interests have
included soy beans, pecans,
blueberries and pine trees dur-
Sing their farming ventures in
Gulf County. The specific prop-
erty purchased by the invest-
ment group includes the prop-
erty known as the Blueberry
Farm (off Hwy. 22, west of
Wewahltchka) and FICO's West
Farm (located near Overstreet).
4,avid C. Gaskin closed the
'transaction for FICO Farms
which have been In operation
in the county since 1978.
Paper Mill Delays
Its Start-Up Date
St. Joe Forest Products' paper mill management announced
Monday their production start-up date will be delayed a week
until Monday, May 6. Start-up from the recent cessation of oper-
ations was originally scheduled for Monday, April 29, but condi-
tions still existing in the paper industry remain "soft", necessi-
tating the extra week of down time.
Employee work schedules will be posted on the mill bul-
letin board by department superintendents during the week
of April 29.
The. mill ceased operations on Sunday, April 7 for an an-
nounced three-week period, because of market conditions in the
paper industry as a whole. Mill management said conditions ob-
viously haven't improved much, witness the extra week of down
time. St. Joe Forest Products will be keeping an eye on the mar-
ket situation, once the mill starts operations again and will
maintain operations as much as conditions allow.
Out For FEMA
No Bids Received for Damaged Home
Demolition; May 1 Is Berm Deadline
Gulf County Chief Admini-
strator Don Butler told the board
in Monday's special meeting that
no bids had been received- to
demolish and remove several
houses that were destroyed by
Hurricane Opal. In all, seven
units have- been earmarked for
demolition-six at the Cape and
one mobile home at Highland
FEMA had agreedto pay for
deibolition expenses but since
there were no bids from private
contractors for- the job, Butler
feared the job, might not be com-
pleted within the parameters of
the time frame set forth by FEMA.
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Area firefighters pooled their efforts to battle the above blaze that severely damaged the "Tapper
House". Considerable damage was done to the southeast section of the home in Monday's fire.
The board instructed Butler
to get the price he could to get the
demolition work done and pro-
ceed with the project.
During Tuesday's meeting
Solid Waste Director Joe Daiford
told the board they were in the
process of getting quotes to do the
Preble and Rish Engineer Bill
Kennedy -reported- to-the board
that Todd Coristi~ction Company
had completed the berm' at the
Stump Hole area of the Cape.
He further stated the May 1st
deadline given by the state to
complete seven FEMA-financed
berms in the county was closing
in, and it looked as though the
work wouldn't meet the deadline.
He did inform the board other
counties had applied for a time
The state had imposed the
May 1 deadline because turtles
begin laying their eggs during the
month of May. Kennedy said
other counties are enlisting help
from the turtle patrol organization
to patrol berm areas for fresh tur-
tle crawls before they begin berm
work each day, as a proposal to
the state in order to finish berm
construction. He suggested Gulf
County do the same.
Pass Ordinance Requiring
Inmates to reimburse the
County for Medical Treatment
The board held final public
hearings on an ordinance that will
require inmates to pay for, or to
reimburse the county, for medical
treatment received during their
time of incarceration or while in
custody of the county.
It also provides provisions to
collect payment of the bills
including placing liens to recover
the cost to the county.
IN OTHER BUSINESS
Commission Chairman Billy
Traylor, with board approval, con-
tributed $1,500 of his district's
recreation funds to Wewahitchka
Track and Field to purchase a
pole vault/high jump pit for the
Approved a resolution to
abandon Bream Street at Howard
(See COUNTY on Page 3)
In City Races
Johnny Linton, Group III, and
Bill Wood, Group V, both veteran
incumbent city.commissioners of
Port St. Joe qualified to seek re-
election to their respective posts.
Linton was unchallenged in
his reelection bid, but John
Reeves qualified Wednesday
morning just prior to the deadline
to run against Wood.
The city election will be May
14 from 7:00 a.m .to 7:00 p.m.
Linton and Wood won their
first election to their commission
posts in 1990. Reeves isn't a new-
comer to city politics, having run
unsuccessfully in the past for the
post of City Commissioner.
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, APRIL 25,1996
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THE FACE OF PORT ST. Joe business is changing with
some of the most significant changes being made in the month
of April. Really, there have been three significant changes made
recently which are sure to have a great impact on the make-up
of the business community for years to come. Another signifi-
cant change is eminent, with the change in ownership of the
paper mill scheduled to take place within a month or two.
The names in the telephone book are becoming unfamiliar
to the old-timers in the community. History is being made right
here under our noses.
WITHIN THE PAST MONTH or two, three changes in owner-
ship of long-time businesses have been made. Western Auto was
the first of these veteran establishments to acquire a different
owner. Western Auto is a "new kid on the block" compared with
the other two changes which have been made.
Western Auto was started in the middle to late 50's by C. W.
Long. Then in the late 60's, it was purchased by David B. May,
who sold to Mike Lynch in March. Compared to these other two,
Western Auto is having a hard time maintaining the same own-
Frank Pate sold his Firestone dealership and service station
early this month to James Mock and B. R. Williams. Frank Pate
has operated the business for nearly 50 years. He purchased the
business from "Red" Horton around 1948 and he's been there
Why, heavens to Betsy, Frank has been Mayor almost as
long as he's been the Firestone dealer! We suppose the business
will still be known as "Pate's" for many years.to come.
THE MOST SIGNIFICANT CHANGE in local business was
the taking over of the telephone company by TPG Communica-
tions, Inc., last week.
The phone company is a true veteran of Port St. Joe busi-
ness, beginning in the early part of the century, owned and oper-
ated by the AN Railroad, so they would have communications
along their line. When the duPonts began to buy up property
around here they purchased the ANRR and the phone company.
The Star"s number used to be "51". The newspaper was
founded in 1937, so you see about how large the phone compa-
ny was in its early days.
The company system was operated by Ethel Holiday [Mrs.
Jeanette Presnell's mother, Mrs. T. S. Singletary, Mary Zygorski
[Mrs. Singletary's sister and Frenchie Wooden, a student in high
school working part-time in the early 40's. They had their
switchboard office in what is now half of the "Petal Shoppe"
The company has grown considerably since that time.
Land of Milk and Honey
AN ARTICLE IN THE TaUahassee Democrat this past week
quoted three out of five black Americans as saying their condi-
tion Is worsening as far as being able to achieve the "American
Dream" is concerned. Those polled considered themselves mem-
bers of the lower class and see their condition as getting worse.
A similar poll among the same economic strata of whites-or
any other ethnic group-would probably reveal the same opin-
ion. Blacks have no special corner on this situation. The eco-
nomic condition of everyone isn't in the greatest of shape along
about now-black, white, yellow or brown.
HOWEVER, IN THE same issue, one Leonard Pitts. Jr., a
columnist on the editorial page and a black writer for the
Knight-Ridder Newspapers, rebutted this opinion of 66 percent
of those who consider themselves a member of the middle class.
Pitts declared that even with the current economic problems in
our nation, it is still the land of opportunity; the land of milk
and honey: the home of the American Dream.
Pitts used as an example the achievements of foreign people
who renounce their homeland and adopt the United States as
their new home. He used, as an example, an Ethiopian who had
come to America to achieve his dream. The young man had ap-
plied himself toward higher achievement, earned an education,
worked hard, saved his money, didn't get involved in the drink
and carouse society, and did achieve what he set out to accom-
pUsh, proving that it can be done if one devotes his energies to
HERE WAS A POSITIVE article, written by a black man
about another black man, proving that America is the land of
milk and honey, but one has to work for it! This opinion is being
shared by more and more molders of opinion of the black race.
and others as well.
If I were Rick Williams I'd be
mad at mel I never call him and
say, "How are things going?"
"Let's. have lunch." "How about
some golf this weekend?" No,
when I call, it's, "Rick, I've got a:
One time a few years back
Josh came home hurtin' after a
particularly exhausting football
practice. He was dehydrated and
suffering from cramps, chills, fe-;
ver, heartburn, night sweats,'
blurred vision, cirrhosis of the liv-
er and I don't know what all
else-Rick at the time lived
across the street and down a few,
houses. I called immediately. "It's
Josh, there's something bad
wrongly" I laid the phone down
and turned back toward my ailing;
son-Rick was standing,over himl
While I stood helplessly by, alter-
unker Down with Kes
by Kesley Colbert
Par For The Course
nately wringing my hands with
worry and pondering how a man
could travel a block and a half
that quickly. Rick went to work
on Josh. He rubbed him down,
calmed him down (and me) iced
him down, phoned a doctor friend
at 9:30 in the evening to make
sure we were proceeding in the
right direction ; ...... He stayed
for two hours. He wasn't leaving
until he was sure Josh was O.K.
He went home and called back,
"just checking". You'd a' thought
it was his sonl
He came over the next day to
see how we all were doing. "Rick,,
what do I owe you or the doctor
you called and how do I repay-"
He gave me the famous Rick
Williams exasperated look, waved
his hand like, "what a stupid
thing for you to bring up" and he
I made a mental note-one of
these days I'm going to call up
and invite him to lunch. That was
five years ago but I haven't forgot-
'Course, to be honest, I
wasn't thinking about it last Fri-
day when the phone rang.
"Kesley, this is Jacque."
"Now folks, I've known and
loved Jacque Yeager since she
was in the seventh grade. I could
not only hear-but feel, taste and
smell the worry and concern in
her voice. My heart was already
in my throat when she said,
"Jesse's hurt. his thumb-it's
bad." I didn't know how much
Jess was hurtin', but I could tell
SJacque was suffering.
"It was a pick-off play at first.
Somehow the ball hit Jesse right
on the end of the thumb. I think
it's broken ... "
Isn't life amazing! They were
making up a rained out game in'i
Monticello. I couldn't leave
work-it was' one: of the few
games I'd missed in his" nine
year career .. Where is he
"Phil's got him. He's taking
Jess to the Tallahassee Orthope-
dli Clinic. Oh. Kesley-it didn't
look good ..... Poor Jacque,
you'd a' thought it was her son!
Phil Lanford knows young
people and he knows injuries, he
would make the best decision
possible concerning what ever
was wrong with Jesse's hand. As
a 'matter of fact he knows a lot
more about that kind 'a stuff
than L do-Jess and I both were
lucky he was there. 'Course, Phil
also had a son playing in Monti-
cello but Charlie and that game
were incidental to him now .. .
S. You'd better believe that we
take the score, the competition,
the challenge of winning, etc. se-
riously-but no one here has lost
sight of the priorities .....
I was trying to remain calm
when the phone rang again. "Kes,
he's all right." Phil was in his car
racing toward Tallahassee. "I.
can't get an answer at TOC. Call
Rick and get somebody over.
"Rick, Jesse's hurt his thumb
(See KESLEY on Page 3)
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Back on "Light Duty"After Two And AHalf Week "Vacation"
ion' tD ". r AndHalfW ,aa
HERE I AM BACK, after two
and a half weeks of being in ab-
sentia, lolling in a recliner, living
the life of Riley, "enjoying" day-
Day-time TV is a "trip". It's
back to back talk shows-or rath-
er "shout" shows! Ricki, Leeza
and Jenny try to keep order while
their guests argue and fuss with
one another. Those people -on
those shows tell their personal
experiences an ordinary person
wouldn't tell their shrink. One
day of that and I had seen-and
I whiled away the hours after
that with the "Discovery" charnell
and its cooking shows around the
noon .hour every day. You ought
to watch those. Some of those
recipes are downright delicious
They don't cook up very large
portions however. Each new dish
seems to be just a sample rather
than a portion. Those chefs use a
dozen pans and bowls to turn out
a sampling of their favorite
a taste to some
A LOT OF things happened
during the two and a half weeks I
was gone. A little 9-year-old girl
was killed in an attempt to fly,
solo, across the United States;
the "Unibomber" was thought to
be apprehended; we celebrated
Easter; the new owners took over
the telephone company; the
"Freemen" are holding out on a
farm in Montana, although no-
body seems to know what they
are about, except they are bam-
boozling a lot of people out of
merchandise and money.
The world has gone on, even
though I was out of pocket for a
The Braves are off on another
quest for a world title n a
shaky sort of fashion. They had
better make it this year, because
I have already "arranged" for
World Series tickets to attend at
least one game, I would like to
see at least one World Series
game in person before I get too
old and decrepit to go. I don't
think I can last long enough to
wait for the Marlins to make it
into the classic if the Braves
I'LL TELL YOU, 15 years
make a lot of difference in how
one Jumps back into circulation
after a hip replacement. The
"starch" in your will to resume
everyday activities doesn't stiffen
up quite as quickly as before.
Good intentions and determina-
tion aren't quite enough as they
4 I'm more prone to let those
Switch good intentions do for me
Than I once was. Some of the in-
dependence was removed, along
with the old used prosthesis I
have been relying on all these
When Richard from Physical
Therapy, over at the hospital,
came in my room the morning af-
ter my surgery and announced,
"OK, you have laid there long
enough it's time to get up!" I
Groaned and told him to go both-
er someone else; I wasn't moving!
Richard persisted and as-
sured me I could get up with a lit-
tle help from him. So I got up.
Richard walked me all the way to
the window and, back-a distance
of four feet! It seemed like two
Richard showed up, religious-
ly, twice a day, to help me "walk".
On the fourth day, when my daily
walk-took me all the way to the
end of the hall and back, Richard
showed his grasp of my delicate
situation by tying up the back of
my hospital gown for me so I
wouldn't "moon" everybody in the
I NEEDED A private nurse
for the first 48 hours I was in the
hospital, and my good friend,
Dorothy Nobles volunteered for
the two nights of duty.
When I woke up, late
Wednesday evening, I was in a
semi-private room and Dorothy
was already there. A little while
later, a room-mate was brought
in my room to occupy the other
bed and he began to raise sand,
shouting orders to the nurses,
complaining and causing a gener-
Dot stuck her chin in the air,:
sniffed something which sounded
sort of like, 'You don't need all :
this," and sailed out of the room.
She returned a short while later,
saying, 'We're going to move you
to a private room. I rounded one
up for you." So off I went, across
the hall to a private room, with
Dot and all the nurses in the hall
seeing that the move was done
I stayed there the whole six
days. Dot saw that I had what I
needed, when I needed it. She
was truly an angel of mercy those
She fed me, bathed me,
forced me to drink lots of liquids
and saw that I was kept comforta-
I came to another realization
while I was in the hospital. They
get you out just as soon as they
can, now. That point is reached
when the patient gets hungry
enough to eat what the hospital
St. Joseph Bay
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April 27 3:12 a.m. L 0.3 6:02 p.m. H 0.9
April 28 3:16 a.m. L 0.4 7:48 p.m. H 0.7
April 29 2:56 a.m. L 0.5 10:22 a.m. H' 0.8
S5:02 p.m. L 0.5 11:01 p.m. H 0.6
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THE.STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1996 PAGE 3A
Concert Pianist Being Brought To
Gulf Schools For Week-Long Tour
15 Sessions Scheduled for Students In Grads 5-12 During Visit;
To Present Community Concert at Long Avenue Baptist on May 3
City Receives New Loader
The City of Port St. Joe now has a matched pair of Petersen Lightning Loaders. They received deliv-
ery of the $61,000 knuckle-boom loader last Wednesday after recognizing a need for the additional
loading capacity. Superintendent of Public Works Frank Healy noted that the city's existing loader is
becoming less reliable. The new loader will not only increase trash pick-up capabilities but ensure that
they have an operational loader in service at all times.
Pictured above city workers are demonstrating the new loader in the alley between Avenue A and
Avenue -B. Supervisor Jerry Davis (left) and truck driver Kylar Hamilton watch operator Jerome Wil-
liams pick up a load.
(From Page 2)
S Now people, it's late on a Fri-
day afternoon, there ain't going to
be. a whole raft of folks hanging
around work I don't know how
Rick does it ...... In a few min-
utes Phil' called from the clinic.
"We made it, he's in x-ray."
Dr. Stowers called. "Mr. Col-
bert, it's a pretty bad dislocation.
but it doesn't appear that any-
thing is broken. Jesse is holding
up Just fine." ,
Rick called, "I just checked
with Doc, he's got it back in
place, he had to put seven or
eight stitches to close the wound,
Jess is going to be O.K."
And later that; night Jesse
called, "We-wor, Dad!"
"Are you all right? How's the
thumb? Does it hurt? Have you
eaten? How are we going to tell
your Mother when she gets
"I'm fine. It's O.K. Yes. Mr.
Phil bought my supper. You mar-
ried her, you tell her."
The following night I had him
back In' the=friendly confines of
1310 Garrison Avenue. Phil
called, "Did you get the prescrip-
"Well no, not yet."
"I'm telling you, he's got to
have It! It' to fight the infection."
Phil. knows me pretty well. I'm a
) little conservative with my money.
And there may not beany in-
fect-"Call Rex! We're not going to
Stake any chances."
Son of a gun, you'd a'.
thought it was his son:
A dozen people called or
stopped by. "Is Jess O.K.? Do you
Rick called again, '"Just
checking." ., :'
"Rick. how will I ever repay
Phil or you?"
There was a slight pause on'
the other end-I knew I was get-
ting the famous Rick Williams' ex-,
asperated look .......
A few weeks ago I wrote a sto-
ry on what an amazingly wonder-
ful little piece of the world we've
got here in Gulf County-the ex-
amples just keep on coming ....
I've also been pondering my
pay back schedule. I figure I'm
about six hundred lunches in ar-
New Officers Named
John M. Lewis and Robert V.
Di Pauli, of TPG Communication,
Inc., were in Port St. Joe this
week, their first visit since the
purchase of St. Joe Communica-
tions, Inc., by TPG Communica-
tions, Inc., earlier this month.
St.. Joe Communications is
the parent company of three local
exchange companies: St. Joseph
Telecommunications, serving a
portion of the Florida panhandle
and south Georgia; Gulf Telecom-
munications, serving a part of the
Big Bend area of Florida; and Flo-
SThe City of Port St. Joe Police
Department will be conducting a
sexual assault workshop for all:
girls ages 12-18.
It will be held Saturday, April
27 at 10:00 a.m. until 12:00
noon. The workshop will be held
in the Port St. Joe Fire Station.
Breakfast snacks will be served.
Parents are welcome to at-
tend. For more information.
please call M. Likely at (home)
229-8155 after 3:30 p.m. or'
(work) 229-821;:, please..leave
(From Page 1)
*' Agreed to have Shane
McGuffin (Gulf County
Ambulance Director) do billing for
both the north and south end
ambulance squads, working out
the details in a workshop meeting
of the groups.
Decided to charge 1 1/2%
interest on unpaid Upping fees to
the GulfCounty landfill.
Received a check for
$306,000 from the state for land
fill closure reimbursement.
Issued concerns that road
paving work on the county's three
million dollar bond issue had not.
yet begun by Panhandle Grading
and Paving, and that one-third of
the allotted time frame had
SCHEDULE OF COURSES
SUMMER SEMESTER 1996
Port St. Joe
Western Civilization I
State & Local Gov't
($4 lab fee)
T,H 6-9:30 pm
T,H 6-9:30 pm
FEES: $36.10 per credit hour for Florida residents.
Fees are due upon enrollment.
Port St. Joe High School
Temple Watson, Coordinator
227-1259 (after 5 p.m.)
SUMMER A CLASSES BEGIN MAY 7
.SUMMER B CLASSES BEGIN JUNE 19
GCCC is an equal opportunity institution
rala Telecommunications, operat-
ing in northwest Florida and
south Alabama. In excess ;of
40,000 customers are provided
communications services by
John Lewis, President of St.
Joe Communications, Inc., an-
nounced that four local residents
have been elected as officers of
St. Joe Communications. Inc.
and its affiliated companies..
Those officers elected are: John
H. Vaughan. Vice President and
Director; James B. Faison. Vice
President/Controller; Robert M.
Ellmer, 'Assistant Secretary; and
Dean Stevens, Assistant Secre-
With telecommunication reg-
ulatory changes taking place,
both on the state and federal lev-
el, TPG is positioning itself to
take advantage of this opportuni-
ty for expansion and development
of services in its newly acquired
local exchange telephone compa-
The Gulf: County School
Board has been awarded a grant
to present to elementary and high
school students the cultural pro-
gram, "Music & the Arts," under
the direction of world renowned
concert pianist, Leonidas Lipovet-
sky. This program is being pre-
sented in partnership with the
Nelson-Plews Memorial Fund, the
Florida Department of Cultural
Affairs and the School Board.
Teachers and students, fifth
through twelfth grades, will be in-
volved in the program from April
29 through May 3. He has con-
sented to hold fifteen 50-minute
presentations for the students, an
In-Service session for the teach-
ers, a piano master class and re-
cital during his week-long visit to
A public lecture-recital will
also be presented during his visit
to Gulf County. It will be held at
the Long Avenue Baptist Church
on May 3 at 7:30 p.m., E.D.T.,
and the community is cordially
invited to attend. There will be no
charge for the program.
Leonidas Lipovetsky was born
in Montevideo. Uruguay, where
he began his music studies at the
age of four. Following his first
public professional recital at 12,
he continued his piano studies
with Wilhelm Kolischer. Mr. Lipo-
vetsky came to New York in 1962
at the invitation of Mme. Rosina
thevinne, later receiving a B.M.
and a M.S. from the Juilliard
School of Music, where he was,
the first recipient of the Van Cli-
burn Scholarship and the Pan
American Union Fellowship.
A grant from the Martha
Baird Rockefeller Fund for Music
launched his first European con-
cert tour and he has since toured
the United States, Canada, Eu-
rope, Russia, Central and South
His award-winning educa-
tional project, "Music & the Arts"
has been successfully presented
In hundreds of systems of educa-
ton, colleges, universities and
Museums of Art in the United
States and abroad and has been
Leonidas Lipovetsky, Pianist
repeatedly funded by touring pro-
grams of State Arts Councils and
the Southern Arts Federation.
He has been selected to par-
tcipate in the Touring Program of
the State of Florida and of the
State of South Carolina during
the 1995-96 season. His reputa-
tion as an Artist-Teacher has
earned him invitations to give Pia-
no Master classes at the Moscow
Conservatory, the Jullliard
School of Music in New York City,
the Trinity School of Music in
London and the Mexico National
Conservatory, among others. At
present he is associated with the
School of Music of Florida State
University where he has taught
piano since 1969.
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Wewa Optimist's Oratorical Contest
The Optimist Club of Wewa-
hitchka held its first annual Ora-
torical Contest on March 28 at
the old county courthouse in We-
wahitchka. This year's subject
was "Now Is The Time".
Wewa Elementary 'School
sixth graders, Jennifer Williams,
William Jenkins, Tanisha Helium,
Chris Connell, Kyle Daniels, Lind-
sey Carter, Ryan Martin, Jessica
Whitfield and Clarissia Allen
spoke during the first portion of.
the program which was designed
for elementary students.
The emphasis was placed on
participation rather than win-
ning. Their topics included
themes of racism, pollution,
Crime and conservation.. Each of
the participant's' presentations
was very impressive.
Jason Carter, a fifteen-year-
old Wewahitchka High School
student, spoke next in the pro-
gram in preparation for partici-
pating in the April 4th zone con-
test in Panama City. Jasonfs
speech centered around
Jason represented the club
well against four other male
speakers at the district level com-
petition. Jason is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ricky Carter of Wewa-
Although the Wewa Optimist
Club's speakers.did not advance
past the district level, they con-
sider; each one to be a winner for.
having the courage to compete.
Dolls Perform at Annual Recital
Cindy's' Darlin' Dolls recently
presented their annual recital in
the Port St. Joe Elementary
The ballet class, under the di-
rection of Erica Ailes, performed
to 'The Danceeof the Sugar Plum
Fairy." Bonnie Belin clogged to
"Rocky Top" followed by the baton
classes, who performed a jazz and
dance twirl routine. The cheer-
leaders, under the direction of
Alyson Williams, concluded the
program with various spirited
cheers. Each student was then
presented a trophy for their ef-
Participating were: Mary
Amerson, Danlelle Barnes, Vicki
Reed, Kimberly Pickett. Becky Be-
lin, Amy Sasnett, Heather Hen-
derson, Melissa. Nixon,. Amber
Priest, Candace Branch, Whitney
Nixon, Jolie Hogan, Jena.Hogan,
Ashley Sander, Misty Tomlinson,
Beth Haisten, Margaret Gibson.,
Suisan ,Ellmer, Shanna Wester,
Erica Hernandez, Alisha Barber,
Julia Comforter, Jessica Ford,
Anna Salzer, Heather Lynch, Cay-
Whitney Brooks enjoyed her
third birthday at Chuck E.
Cheese on April 14.:
Celebrating with her were
parents, Robert and Mary Brooks
Whitney isthe granddaughter
of Jim and Sue Brooks and Bob-
ble Wood, all of Port St. Joe and'
Donald Wood of' Keystone
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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
cee Kennedy, Michelle.Mathews,
Megan Todd, Danielle Bellinger,
Charissa Powell, Charla Atkins,.
Anna McFarland. Andrea Hernan-
dez, Emily Raflield, Nic6le' ord,
Grace Coffman--Al Smith
Grace Coffman and Al Smith
are happy to announce their
forthcoming marriage on May 19. '
The couple will exchange
wedding vows at the Treasure
Bay Lodge in Port St. Joe at'7:30
Al Is the son of Clara Miller of
Port St. Joe.
Grace is the daughter of Mary
Coffman of Gurley. Alabama and
Earl Holtzclaw of Haletown. Ten;-
Note of Thanks
The family of Henry Miller,
Sr. wish to extend our' heartfelt
appreciation to those who visited.
consoled and prayed for us dur-
ing our recent loss.
We are so very grateful for all
the flowers, cards, phone calls
and food that were sent and pro-
vided throughout this past week.
'' We wish to thank the Gulf
County Ambulance Service, Gulf
,County Sheriffs Department and
911 for their efforts, and their
quickness in .providing assis-
Also, a special thank-you to
Gilmore Southerland Funeral
Home for the caring professional-
ism, concern and respect show to
God has truly blessed us in
having known such a wonderful
husband, father, grandfather.
great-grandfather and friend.
Peace comes in knowing that
,because of Jesus, we shall again
see him face to face.
SWith love and appreciation,
SThe Miller Family
Cori Owens. Kayleigh Lewis, Jes-
sica Mock, Jenna Chesser, Ame--
lia Brockman, Leslie Pope, Eliza-
beth Gibson, Carloyn Marley, and
Gulf County Retired Educa-
tors will host their annual Retired
Educators Tea. The gathering is
planned for Tuesday, April 30 at
5:30 p.m. (EDT) in the meeting
room of the Gulf Cotunty Library,
near the courthouse.
All new retired educators are
welcome and urged to attend this
Current retired educators are
asked to meet in the library at
President Betty Lewis, Era
Daniell. and Ida Baker extend an
open invitation to the community
and visitors to join the Port St.
Joe Garden Club at their Spring..
Clean Sale on April 26 and 27.
The sale will begin at 8:00
a.m. on both days. Tickets for a
door prize, a homemade afghan
made by Barbara Wood, are avail-
Everyone is Invited to stop by
and see the new roof.
Trenten Westley Phillips is
proud to announce the birth of
his brother Drew Alexander Phil-
lips. He weighed in at seven
pounds, 1.2 ounces and was 20
Drew is the.son, of West and
Teresa Phillips of Biloxi, Missis-
Grandparents are Wayne and
Laverne Bishop of Panama City,
and Mark and Marjorie Phillips of
Port St. Joe: Great grandparents '
are Irvin Murray and Marjorie An-
drews of Port St. Joe; Lorene
Bishop of Beacon Hill: and Naomi
Phillips of Buckley, Michigan.
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Ernest Tyler Worley celebrat-
ed his first birthday March 25.
Ernest is the son of Chuck
and Sissy Worley and the grand-
son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Low-
ery of Port St. Joe, and Mr. and
Mrs. J. B. Callaway of West Jef-
ferson, North Carolina.
If you or someone you know
is having a baby, the Gulf County
'Health Department is now offer-
ing childbirth classes. The classes
will begin May 2. All pregnant
women are urged to attend.
For more information call
fc- --,-+, .-.
Nathan Forrest Cassani
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cassa-
ni are proud to announce the
birth of their son. Nathan Forrest
Cassani. Nathan was born on
March 3 and weighed 81bs. 1 oz.
and was 21 1/2 inches long.
His grandparents are Captain
and Mrs. Henry Cassani of Na-
varre and Mrs. Malcom Perry of
Nathan was welcomed home
Sby his big brother Evan.-,
i Thanks For Help
The Tax-Aide program of the
AARP wishes to extend thanks to
John Mclnnis, City Manager of
Mexico Beach; Channel 8 and:
,The Star for publicity given them
during the past tax preparation
They also would like to thank
Sthe First Presbyterian Church of
Port St. Joe, Gulf County Public
Library, and the Mexico Beach
t City Commissioners for the use of
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National Anxiety Screening Day
' The Gulf County Guidance
Clinic, Inc. has announced that it
will be participating in "National
Anxiety Screening Day" on
Wednesday, May 1. Anyone in the
area who suspects that they may
have a difficulty with an anxiety
disorder may come by the clinic
for completion of a screening pro-
cedure and a short discussion
with a professional counselor.
This service will be free to-the
general public and will be availa-
ble from 8:00 a.m. through 5:00
p.m. without appointment.
Some of the symptoms of
anxiety disorders include feelings
of restlessness, heart palpita-
tions, trembling or shaking,
sweating, sensations of shortness
of breath, feeling of dizziness,
fear, difficulty concentrating and
abdominal distress. Physical
symptoms may also include chest
pain, nausea, muscle tension,
sleep and appetite disturbances.
Although feelings of anxiety and
nervousness are normal on a
short-term basis, anyone who ex-
periences reocurring feelings of
anxiety may wish to seek treat-
ment to resolve the difficulties.
The Gulf County Guidance
Clinic, Inc. is a professional coun-
seling and mental health treat-
ment program. Appointments for
treatment services are available
at 227-1145. Anyone participat-
ing in the screening services on
May 1 will have no obligation to
seek treatment services, but rec-
ommendations will be discussed
DAR Good Citizen Contest Winners
Jennifer Matincheck and
Sharity Byrd and Joshua
Mr. and Mrs. Gerlad E. Byrd
%f White Cil)t .w(i tp announce
the engagemenJ.oLf thiLr laugh ter,
Sharity M. Byrd to Joshua A.
Bateman, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Larry Bateman of Port St. Joe.
Sharity will be graduating
with the class of 1.996 from Port
St. Joe High School. She plans to
attend Gulf Coast Academy of
Her maternal grandparents
are the late Mr. and-Mrs. Walter
E. Armstrong. Paternal grandpar-
ents are Vennie M. Byrd and the
the late Gene H. Byrd.
1 Joshua is a 1995 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School and has
joined the United States Air
His maternal grandparents
are Doris Jones and the late H.T.
Jones and Mr. and Mrs. James A.
Durden. Paternal grandparents
are Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Joines
and the late Lawrence Bateman.
b Final wedding plans will be
announced at a later date.
Christopher Matincheck. Sr,
and Debora Matincheck of Mexico
Beach have announced the en-
gagement and forthcoming mar-
riage of their daughter, Jennifer
Lee Matincheck, to Dwight Allen
Cooper III, son of Allen aind Pat
Cooper, Jr. of Panama City
The bride-elect is a 1992
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School and is attending Gulf
Coast Community College. She is
employed by the Buffalo Rock
Her fiance is a 1990 graduate
of Bay High School and he is at-
tending Gulf Coast Community
College. He is employed by Bay
Lincoln Mercury Dodge Hyundai,
A May 11 wedding is planned
Hugh and Cr'stal Lindsey Sbf
Gulfp~.if:M'lssifpf wold like
to announce the arrival of their
daughter, Shaelyn Noel, who
weighed eight pounds and six
Her grandparents are Norma
, Davidson of Ventura, California
and Andrew Davidson of Ogal,
California. and W. H. and Sandra
Lindsey of Wewahitchka. .
Her paternal- grandparents
are Burland Susie Davis or We-
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For more information, please
call 639-2959. Class enrollment
is based on a first-come, first-
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Garden Club with a reception to
follow. All friends and relatives
are invited to attend.
In the photo above are four
young ladies who were chosen by
Fellow students and faculty mem-
bers at their respective schools as
this year's St. Joseph Bay DAR
These winners were selected
because they have demonstrated
the qualities of dependability, ser
vice, leadership and patriotism in
their homes, schools, and commu-
From left, they are: Candice
Sweet of Carrabelle High School,
Shelita Green of Apalachicola High
School. Christina Egler of Faith.
Christian School and Kristi Law-
rence of Port St. Joe High School.
Kristi- Lawrence has been se-
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seph Bay Chapter DAR, covering
Franklin and Gulf counties, and
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Ajif anfiokr efo chdre
US H T g r 5*rSL OE 27-63
S Tommy and Ruth Braxton
Tommy and Ruth Braxton are
celebrating their 50th wedding
anniversary on April 26 with their
three children and families in
The couple was married on
April 26. 1946 in Port St. Joe.
Tommy served six years in.
the U.S Army during World War
II anid retired from St. Joe Forest
Products Company in 1985 after
working 40 years. Ruth is a
Tommy and Ruth are mem-
bers ot Long Avenue Baptist
Church. Ruth is a charter mem-
ber of the church established in
leasee coinern see~ 11
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from cigarette smoking.
PRAISE I THE LORD
Margaret Key Biggs
PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1996
Proposed Changes for Washington Site
FAMU to Present Proposals at 5:30 Friday at Recreation Center
The Washington Improve-
ment Group is a community de-
velopment organization formed by
and for the residents of North
Port St. Joe whose mission is to
serve the community. They are
concerned and challenged to im-
prove life for everyone in their
neighborhood by ensuring growth
and positive change.
A major immediate goal of the
W.I.G. is to create a much-needed
community center to serve as a
safe haven' for youth, a center for
information and services, a focus
of non-church community life. It
is hoped that a spirit of cohesive-
ness within the entire community
will be a result of the center's ac-
Demonstrates for Garden Clubbers
Ruth Nance, in the photo above, was speaker at the Port St. Joe
Garden Club for their April 11 meeting. Mrs. Nance gave a short talk
and demonstration on artist's arrangements. 'Ruth is noted for her
love of wild flowers and small miniature designs.
Note of Thanks
The Carl J. Raffleld family3
wishes to extend their since
thanks and appreciation for a]
the kind deeds, cards, flowers
etc., during this time of illness
All the prayers have boosted
Carl J. kaffield and Family
Cori Holla Hamilton
Birthdays at Party
Corian Vez, three (April 2nd)
and Cori Holla Hamilton, one
(April 13) celebrated their birth-
days at the home of their grand-
parents, Mr. and Mrs., James
Hamilton. Celebrating with: them
were cousins and friends.
Cori and Corian :are the, chil-
dren of Marvin and Nicole Hamil-
ton of Orlando and the maternal
grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs.
Tommie Curtis of Orlando.
They are currently working in
partnership efforts with Florida
A&M University's Division of En-
gineering Technology and the
School of Architecture to design
this center, to be formed around
the old Washington High School
gymnasium. The university is
providing expert assistance for
the project in both the study
phase, already completed by Divi-
sion of Engineering Technology
students, and the design phase,
currently underway, being done
by students from the School of
Eleven graduate students, di-
rected by Professor Mike Alfano,
have been developing 11 three-
dimensional models and plans of
the proposed center based on
ideas provided ;by the communi-
ty's' residents and an academic
study of other existing communi-
ty centers in similar neighbor-
"We are anxious to see the
students' proposals," said Board
Secretary. Minnie Likely. "They
Wreck Injures Teenagers
According to 'the Florida
Highway Patrol, Mullis was dri-
ving east on Hwy. 22 approxi-
mately six miles west of
Wewahitchka when he veered off
Sthe south shoulder of the road. He
apparently over corrected when
he attempted to pull back onto
Sthe highway, losing control of the
vehicle and overturning several
Both he and Bryant were
Ejected from the vehicle during
the accident. Both were taken to
Bay Medical Center by Gulf
County Ambulance Service..
In a recent article on the
reroofing of the Port St. Joe
SGarden Club house, it was stated
that grant monies were received
from' the Alfred .(I. duPont
Foundation. In actuality the
Grant was received from the
Jessie Ball duPont furd.
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In Memory of Elmer H; (Jock)
On April 23,_1995 you left us
quite unexpectedly. We wish in our
hearts for things that might have
been, knowing in our minds they can
never be. Had we only known, we
could have said we love you. Had we
only known, we could have said good-
SYou love Ma more than any of us
will ever know. For over 35 years you
delighted in her joys and supported
her in her sorrows. We wish for her
You love your children and grand:
children completely, without qualifica-
tion. We wish for Pa and Granddaddy.
You care deeply for others. giving
to some a love reserved only for fami-
ly. We wish for their friend.
You adored the ever changing
beaches and water of the cape. You
spent hours walking the beaches and
photographing WU BS, the things
"washed up on beaches". We wish for
The Old Man in the sea.
With all our love,
SSissy, Ken, Cameron, and Cory
Jeffery Wade Mullis, 16, of
Panama City, and Thelma Bryant,
15, of Wewahitchka were injured
in a single car accident Saturday
S evening on Highway 22, west of
SAARP t Meet
The Mexico Beach AARP will
meet on Friday, April 26 at 1:00
p.m., C.D.T. The meeting will be
held at the chamber building.
John McGinnis will be the
guest speaker. There will be a
question and answer session.
Note of Thanks
The family of Eldridge Money
wishes to thank all of you for the
food, flowers, cards, phone calls,
and your prayers or any kindness
you have shown during our loss.
Maxine, Carl, Tina,
Aaron and Carla Money :'i
will be a tremendous step toward
building our community center."
The presentation by the stu-
dents will take place on Friday,
April 26th beginning at 5:30 p.m.
(EDT) in the Washington Recrea-
tion Center. Everyone is invited to
come and share in this, the next
milestone in the journey toward
completing the group's goal.
The Washington Improve-
ment Group is governed by a
Board of Directors, currently
comprised of: Clarence Monette,
Chairman; Thaddus Russ, Vice
Chair; Minnie Likely, Secretary;
and Eugenia Thomas, Treasurer.
Their Executive Director is Mark
McGruder. The office of the group
is located at 200 North Peters
Streetin Port St. Joe. They may
be contacted at (904) 229-6847.
Membership in the W.I.G. is
open to everyone !who shares
their common goal. Nominal
membership fees are charged and
are used to supplement opera-
tional funding. Their major fund-
ing benefactors are the Jessie
Ball duPont Fund and the
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.
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First Baptist Church invites you to worship
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* Port St. Joe
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. APRIT. 25R lOOR
Wes Taylor, principal of Port
St. Joe High School has been
elected to serve on the Florida
High School Activities Association
(FHSAA) Board pf Directors as the
District Director from District 2,
representing 22 member schools
in seven counties (Bay, Gulf,
Franklin, Washington, Calhoun,
Liberty, and Jackson), He is cur-
rently completing his fifth year as
principal of Port St. Joe High
School and has been involved
with young people as a teacher.
coach, and/or administrator for
the past 14 years. He is a mem-
ber of the Florida Association of
School Administrators, National
Association of Secondary School
Principals and Who's Who Among
In recent years. Port St. Joe
High School has been acknowl-
edged as a leader among public
schools In Florida by achieving
excellence in academics and extra
curricular activities. Recently
100% of Port St. Joe,.High
School's juniors passed the com-
munincation section and 98%
passed the mathematics section
of the High School Competency
Test, compared to the State Aver-
age of 89% passing communica-
tion and 77% passing mathemat-
Better than 80% of Port St.
Joe High School's graduates pur-
sue some type, of post secondary
education. Port St. Joe High
School's Chapter of the National
Honor Society has been recog-
nized by their state association and
the Student Government Associa-
tion has recently served as Dis-
trict Vice-President. Port St. Joe
High School has also been
crowned Florida State Champions
four times in the last three years
(two rin "oys basketbill- and two
in boys track) and has received
* the prestigious Fred E. Rozelle
Sportsmanship Award twice.
The Florida High School Ac-
tivities Association (FHSAA)
through the cooperative efforts of
Its member schools has for 75
years provided opportunities for
high school students in Florida to
participate in Interscholastic ath-
S letic programs which produce vi-
tal educational benefits. The
FHSAA sponsors State Series pro-
we've taken the
hassle out of pre-
qualifying for a
new or used car
4 or truck.
T OUCHTONE PHONE
grams in which more than 80
teams and more than 500 stu-
dent-athletics activities such as
the Florida Chapters of the Na-
tional Honor Society and the Flor-
ida Association of Student Coun-
cils as well as band, choral and
orchestral competitions. Partici-
pation in these varied programs,
provides opportunities annually
for an estimated. 500,000 stu-
dents to receive lessons in leader-
ship, sportsmanship and citizen-
The FHSAA Board of Direc-'
tors consists of the President and
two Vice-Presidents. who are
elected by the membership as a
whole: 17 District Directors. who
are principals elected by their fel-
low principals in 12 administra-
tive districts; four at-large Direc-
tors who are appointed by the
Board of Directors to represent.
the female, minority, private
school, and middle school mem-
bers of the association: and one
Director elected by and represent-
ing the private school members of
the association. Also holding
seats on the Board of Directors
are the Commissioner of Educa-
tion of the State of Florida, and a
The Florida Marine Patrol will
be presenting a meeting for the
benefit of the commercial crab-
bers and shrimpers In Gulf
County. The main purpose of the
meeting is to Insure that all par-
ties understand the laws and
What the Marine Patrol expects. It
is also a chance for the commer-
cial crabbers and shrimpers to',
express some of their concerns.
On Tuesday. April 30 at 7:00
p.m., Captain Mike Sweet and Of-
Sfler Jeff Gager will conduct a-
meeting for commercial shrim-
pers and crabbers in Gulf
County. The meeting will be held
at the fire station.
This will be a very important
and informative meeting. Major'
Edna Ramsey Lansford of
Palm Springs. California. died
April 23 in California. Mrs.
Lansford, 87. a former resident of
Port St. Joe, was the twin sister of
the late Edwin Ramsey of Port St.
She is survived by her chil-
dren, Carolyn Miller of Palm
Springs, California and Donald G.
Lansford of Denver, Colorado.
member of the District School Su- scholastic Athletic Administration policy and provides guidelines for
perintendents Association, Flori- Association, Florida Athletic the entire program sponsored by
da School Board Association, Coaches Association and Florida the FHSAA. The FHSAA is a mem-
Florida Association of Secondary Music Education Association. The ber of the National Federation of
School Principals, Florida Inter- Board of Directors determines State High School Associations.
Shark Thin Clads Finish Third
Host Annual Shark Invitational Meet April 13
'On April 13, Port St. Joe High
School hosted their annual Shark
Invitational Track and Field meet.
Over 500 athletes from 16 differ-
ent schools participated in the
meet. Godby High School finished
first with 13 points in the boys
compeUUon. Quincy Shanks
placed second with 84 points and
Port St. Joe finished third with 71
Scoring first for the Sharks
were Marco Givens, Kelon
McNair. Russell Russ, and Andre
Thomas In the 4X400 Relay.
Scoring second for Port St.
Joe were Marco Givens In the
high jump, Gabe Clark in the
1600 meters, and Kelon McNair
in the 800 meters.
Justin Summers placed third
in discus. Gabe and Germain
.'Clark placed fourth in the 800
meters and the 1600 meters, re-
Marco Givens finished fifth ir
the triple jump and Tyson Pitt-
man and Germain Clark finished
sixth in the 110 hurdles and 800
meters, respectively. Andre Thom-
as placed seventh in the 800 me-
On April 16. the boys compet-
ed against six other teams in the
Wakulla War Eagle Invitational.
Quincy Shanks won the meet
"with a final score of 210 points.
Port St. Joe finished second with
a score of 99 points. FAMU
placed third with a score of 83
Finishing first for the Sharks
were Justin Summers in discus,
Keion McNair in the 400 meters.
and Gabe Clark in the 800 me-
ters. Placing second were Chuck
DeBates"in pole vault, Germain
Clark in the 1600 meters, and
Russell Russ, Keion McNair, Mar-
co Givens. and Andre Thomas in
the 4X400 Relay.
Placing third \were Marco Giv-
ens in the high jump and Justin
Sumlmers in pole vault. Finishing
in fourth place were.J.J. Gainer
in discus and Gabe Clark In the
1600 meters. Mark Williams
placed fifth in the 110 hurdles
and Andre Thomas finished sixth
in the 200 meters. Marco Givens
Finished seventh in the 200 me-
ters and Justin Summers placed
eighth in the 100 meters.
The boyl andgirls track
teams will compete in the District
Championships ,on 'Thursday,
April 25. The meet will be held at
Florida State University. Blount-
stown, Florida High, Havana, and
Jefferson County will also com-
pete in the district meet. First
and second place finishers' will
qualify for the state meet which
will be held on May 4 at the Uni- .
versity of Florida.
Kent Thompson, District Com-
mander and Captain Mike Sweet
are trying very hard to work with
the fishermen. All crabber's and
shrimper's in Gulf County are,
strongly urged to attend this .
For more information call Of-
ficer Jeff Gager, Public Outreach
Officer at (904) 233-5150, ext.
267 or 1-800-dlal-FMP.
Lady Sharks Split Games
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Wakulla, the #1 ranked team
In the Big Bend. visited Port St.
Joe (8-10) this past Wednesday
and proved their # 1 ranking. Wa-
kulla was led by senior right-
hander Robyn Gauger, who had
136 strike outs in 98 innings be-
fore their game against the Lady
Sharks. Gauger allowed only one
hit, while striking out 10 batters
and walking none.
Alyson Williams went the dis-
tance on the mound for the Lady
Sharks and allowed eight hits,
five walks and struck out one.
The Lady Sharks' defense did give
up 10 errors to help Wakulla
score 12 runs. Dee Horton had
the only hit off Gauger for the
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The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
S (left) and Marvin
Bill Collier on his
Bill was employed
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Fundraisig Is Ongoing
The Gulf County Scholarship A new fundraising campaign
Committee has announced that it will get underway in the fall.
will launch no formal fund drive Plans call for the establishment of
at this time due to the mill shut- a scholarship bank draft pro-
down and to lingering effects from gram. Other options will be con-
Hurricane Opal. sidered to add to the fund bal-
Contribuions. however, are ance.. ,
welcomed at any time. Those
wishing to do so may send their
tax-deductible donations to this
address: Gulf County Scholarship
Trust. P. O. Box 1094. Port St.
Joe, FL 32457.
Information about the schol-
arship program can be obtained
from the above address or from-
the Gulf County School Board of-
fice at 229-8256 or 639-2871.
(9-10) bounced back alter their
loss Wednesday against Wakulla.
to beat Rutherford, who won 18-7
when they met earlier this sea-
Gena Johnson picked up her
third win of the week after pitch-
ing a complete game against
Rutherford, giving up nine hits.
three walks, and striking out one.
An II run fourth Inning for
the Lady Sharks pushed the
game out of reach for Rutherford.
Alyson Williams led the 12 hit-
attack for the Lady Sharks, going
four for four with two RBI. Other
hitters for the, Lady Sharks were
Heather Fields, two for three with
-one RBI: Gena Johnson. two for
three; Brigette Godfrey, Dee Hor-
ton, Lindsay Williams, and Emily
Thompson each had one hit. Wil-
lams and Thompson had an RBI.
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WEWA 1, CHIPLEY 5
The Wewahitchka Lady Ga-
tors (19-4). ranked #6 in 2A. lost
this past Thursday to Chipley,.
who is ranked #9 In 3A. Chipley
scored all five of their runs in the
SThelma Bryant (18-4) picked
up her fourth loss of the season.
while giving up five runs on eight
hits. The Lady Gators' defense
gave up one error.
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The Wewahitchka Lady Ga-
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win over Blountstown in their last
regular season game before dis-'
trict tournament. Thelma Bryant
had what would be her last out-
standing game of the season,
striking out 10 batters and allow-
ing only five hits. Bryant and her
date were Injured severely in an
automobile accident Saturday on
their way to the prom.
Amanda Davis led the Lady
Gators 15 hit-attack, going three
for four with four RBI. Thelma
Bryant was three for five with
three RBI. Aimee Pridgeon, Diana
Taunton. and Jenny Huthinson
added two hits each.
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Weightlifters Win State Title
Mandricka Miller's First Place Finish Clinches Championship
Whenever a.liquid medicine is released for public use and the J
manufacturer has sent us our first supply, we make it a point to
see what its physical properties are like before we put it on the
"new drug" shelf in our prescription department. Nowadays, it
seems that almost every one of them TASTES, SMELLS, and
The Port St. Joe Sharks won
their first state championship in
weight lifting this past weekend
in Port Orange. Mandricka Miller
finished first in the 139 pounds
division with a bench press of
260 and a clean-and-jerk of 210 I
for a combined lift of 470 pounds.
Pierre Hall broke the Class''
3A state tournament record for
the clean-and-jerk in the 129-
pound division with a 195-pound:
. lift. He finished second in his
division with a 395 total.
The Sharks defeated second-'
place Williston 33-28 to take the:
the title. Port St Joe finished sec-
ond at state in 1989 and 1990.
Other lifters for Port St. Joe,
and their finishes in the bench,;
clean-and-jerk and total lift are:
129-pound division 2.
Pierre Hall 200-195-395; 5. D. C;,
139 1. Mandricka Miller,
154 3. C. J. Jones 255-240-
169 2. Matt Roberson 285-
:245-530; 7. Jason Brant 240-
183 4. Jamaail Fenn 285-
199 3. Rocky Quinn 310-
245-555. 7. Carlos Best 300-220-
219 4. J. J. Gainer 315-
240-555; 7. Luke Thomas 285-
Other Sharks who qualified
for state were Chris Richardson,
Matt Todd and Jermaine
Sharks Win Citizens Federal Classic
PSJ 11, BAY 1
Port St. Joe defeated Bay in
six innings by the 10-run rule in
the 4th Annual Citizens Federal
Des Baxter pitched five in-
nings for the Sharks (17-3),g ave
up five hits, one walk and struck
out two. Russell Young relieved
Baxter in the sixth inning and
gave up one run on two hits.
Shortstop Ryan Yeager turns
a double play after receiving the
baseball from second baseman
Charlie Lanford in Saturday's
game against Liberty County.
The Shaiks ended the game
in the sixth inning when Barry
Adkison hit a single that scored
two runs. Cameron Likely led the
Sharks' 14 hit-attack, going three
for four with three RBI and a dou-
ble. Other hitters for the Sharks
were Ryan Yeager, two for three
with an RBI; Doyle Crosby. two
for three with two RBI: Jeff
Player, two for three; Brian Jen-
kins, two for four with an RBI
and a double; Wayne Summers
and Charlie Lanford each had one
hit Lanford had an RBI.
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The #6 ranked 3A Sharks de-
feated Blountstown '14-4 in the
first game Saturday in the Citi-
zens Federal Classic. Barry Adki-
The Wewahltchka Gators
baseball team split a double-
header, consisting of two five-
inning games against Graceville,
to close out their regular season
Colston Weatherington no-hit
the Gators and allowed no runs
in the opener. In the nightcap,
Matt Kearce picked up the win for
the Gators on the mound, allow-
ing no runs on three hits.
Kearce had a two-run double
to pace the Gators offense.
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son (3-0) was the winning pitcher
for the Sharks, pitching five in-
nings and allowing two hits, one
walk, and two strike outs.
Wayne Summers led Port St.
Joe offensively, going two for
three with four RBI. Doyle Crosby
was two for two ith an RBI. All
of the following players had one
hit: Adkison, RB : Ryan Yeager,
two RBI; Brian Jenkins, RBI dou-
ble; Des Baxter; Brett Lowry, dou-
ble; Charlie Lanford, RBI; and
Jeff Player, double.
S The Sharks sent in a full
squad of substitutes for the last
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Cameron Likely steals second.
PSJ 2, BRISTOL 3
Port St. Joe's seventh-inning
rally was too little too late as' #4
ranked 2A Bristol edged the
Sharks 3-2 in the Shark's second
game of the Citizens Federal Clas-
Although Port St. Joe lost to
Bristol, they were declared the
winner of the 4th Annual Citizens
Federal Classic. After Bay High
beat Bristol in the final game Sat-
urday, three teams were left with
one loss. Port St. Joe had a run-
differential of plus-19 compared
to plus-13 for Bristol and plus-
two for Bay High.
Brad Smith picked up the
loss on the mound for the Sharks
and gave up seven hits, one walk
Hot foods and c
may be enjoyable tog
there is evidence that
nation can result in d
age. Studies have fou
tensive cycles of hea
can cause tiny cracks
amel, inviting tooth
possible tooth fracture
Heat alone seem
harm. Cold is the v
when warm teeth ar
exposed to cold the t
drop can be shockin
your after-dinner coff
degrees is followed by
at 35 degrees, the e
tracts severely. The
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and struck out two.
Port St. Joe (18-4) spread
four hits out over four hitters.
Cameron Likely, Wayne Sum-
mers, Doyle Crosby, and Charlie
Lanford each had one hit. Likely
had an RBI.
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1996 SHARK WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM: Front, Stanley Winfield. First row, left to right: Jamaail Fenn,
Pierre Hall, D. C. Jones, Coach Curtis Ray, Matt Roberson, Mandricka Miller and Rocky Quinn. Second rom,
from left: Jermaine Peterson, J. J. Gainer, Carlos Best and Luke Thomas. Back row, from left: Kyle Adkison,
Chris Richardson, Matt Todd, Jason Brant and C. J. Jones.
district Tournaments Ongoing
The Wewahitchka Gators host
their district tournament
Thursday and Friday. Bristol will
face Chattachoochee at 3:00
Thursday. The Gators will play at
6:00 against the winenr of the
Sneads-Apalachicola game which
was played Monday.
The district championship
game will be at 6:00 CDT Friday.
The Sharks played their first
game of district competition
Wednesday at 1:00 in Tallahassee
against Blounstown. Florida High
and Jefferson County also played.
The winners of both games will
face off at 4:30 EpT Friday.
Port St. Joe's Lady Sharks
district tournament was changed
from Tuesday of this week to
Wednesday and Friday. They
played at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday
against tournament host Blount-
stown. Florida High and Jefferson
County played at 4:00
If Port St. Joe wins
Wednesday they will play in the
championship game at 4:00
Friday in Blountstown.
The Lady Gators are hosting
district Wednesday through
Friday. Seeded #one, the Gators
will play their first game Thursday '
at 1:00 CQT, with Bristol playing'
the winner, of the Apalachicola.
/Greensboro game Wednesday.
The district championship game
will be Friday at 3:00 CDT.
BOYS' & GIRLS' TRACK
The Sharks will participate in
district hosted by Florida High at
the Florida State University
Thursday at 2:00 p.m.
First and second place finish-
'V ews On 'Dental eHalth
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.
Cold Of It
:old drinks posure to such temperature
gether, but changes increases the possibility
this combi- of tooth fracture.
mental dam- One sure way to injure teeth
nd that in- is to chew cracked ice. The physi-
At and cold cal pressure from chewing hard
in tooth en- ice, combined with the sudden
decay and temperature drop, subjects teeth
3. to dangerously high levels of
s to do no stress. If you wear a full set of
villain, and dentures, there's no problem..
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emperature but why take a chance with the
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heated ex- FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D., 319
Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.
ers will qualify for state.'
The Wewahitchka track team.
hosted their district Wednesday
afternoon. Results were not
known at press time.
The Sharks' inaugural girls
golf team will participate in dis-
trict play at Killearn Country Club
Thursday. It will be the first offi-
cial match for the team.
Boys' district golf 'was
Tuesday. No information was pro-
vided for publication. -
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plant a lawn around a new home,
or if you're thinking of changing
the type of grass in your estab-
lished landscape, you will be wise
to give Saint Augustine a close
look. Because of its versatility
and adaptability, Saint Augustine
is the most widely used lawn-
grass in our state. Saint Augus-
tine is Florida's favorite lawn-
grass for many reasdhs. It grows
well throughout the state on
many soil types, ranging from
pure sand to muck and marl. It's
especially well adapted to coastal
area, because of its excellent salt
tolerance. It will grow in moderate
shade to full sun, produces a
dense sod that withstands wear
well, and when properly main-
tained, has an attractive, deep
green color. In short, Saint Aug-
stine produces a lawn of excellent
appearance under a variety of
conditions. Our information is
this versatile grass was provided
by Extension Urban Horticultur-
ist Dr. Robert Black, of the Uni-
versity Florida's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Science.
The most popular Saint Au-
gustine varieties are Bitter Blue,
Floratam, and- Floratine. Bitter
Blue has the dark green color
most people want. Floratam is a
vigorous lawn grass with good
color but it is not as fine textuiied
or low-growing as Floratine. Flor-
atam's major advantage is that it
seems to' be highly tolerant of
chinch bugs, the most serious
pest of Saint Augustine grass.
Floratine is more fine textured
than Bitter Blue, and it tolerates
closer mowing than most other
Saint Augustine varieties.
It's best to start a new Saint
Augustine lawn in spring or sum-
mer. To prepare the new lawn
site, clean up all construction
residue such as; concrete chips,
mortar, and plaster. If you leave
such debris in the soil, It can
raise the soil pH making certain
essential nutrients unavailable to
Before planting the new Saint
Augustine lawn, you should work
Ulyssee Russ, 52, of Port St.
Joe died Thursday. April 18 at
Gulf Pines Hospital. He had been
a long time resident of Port St.
He is' survived by his wife,
SMary Williams of Port St. Joe; two
sons, David and Jonathan Wil-
liams of Port St. Joe; one brother,
Willie Frank and his wife Bennie
of Port St. Joe; four sisters, Petro-
lia ILewis and her husband Jessie
of Fargo, Georgia, Barbara Spen-
cer of Homerville, Georgia, Juani-
ta Malone of Toledo, Ohio, arnd
Erma Gaskins of Lakeland, Geor-
He is also survived by his
mother and father-in-law. Roy
Lee and Alice Williams, Sr. of Port
St. Joe; two brothers-in-law, Da-
vid Williams and Roy Lee Wil-
liams, Jr. both of Port St. Joe;
one uncle, Raymond Curry of
Jackson, Georgia; two aunts, Ni-
cey Hogue and husband Henry of
Port St. Joe and Annie Bell Russ
of Cottondale; a .special cousin,
Annie Williams and husband Rog-
er of Honeyville; three special
friends, Demetrice Bailes and Bil-
ly Ellis of Port St. Joe and Pando-
ra Hawkins of Jacksonville.
Funeral services will be held
on Friday. April 26 at 2:00 p.m.
at Thompson Temple First Born
Church of the Living God. Burial
will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery
In Port St. Joe.
All services are under the di-
rection of Gilmore-Southerland
Clifton Pelham Etheridge, 73,
of Port St. Joe, passed away last'
Tuesday morning, April 16.
A native of Worth County,
Georgia, he had been a resident
of Port St. Joe for the past 38
years., He was self employed as a
plumber/electrician and was a
member of the First Baptist
Survivors include a daughter,
Cindy Kirby of Cusseta, Alabama;
a son, Tim Etheredge of Over-
street; two grandchildren, Franc-
es Nicole Stewart and Henry
Mitchell Kirby, both of Cusseta;
and two brothers, Marvin Need-
ham Etheridge of Cadwell, Geor-
gia, and Clifford Edward Ethe-
redge of Port St. Joe.
The funeral services were
held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the
Cypress Creek Missionary Baptist
.Church in Kinard. Conducting
the service was Rev. Gary Smith.
Interment followed in the Cypress
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
fertilizer and organic matter, square feet. EstabDised Saint
such as peat moss, into the soil Augustine lawns should be ferti-
to a depth of four to six inches. lized twice a year, in spring and
TTU, a 16-4-8 .15-n_-15. r 8-8-8 mid-summer.
analysis fertilizer, including mi-
nor elements. To determine the
amount needed, divide the first
analysis number into 100. The
answer indicates the number of
pounds per thousand square feet
to apply. For example, take a 10-
10-10, obviously, 10 into 100
equals 10. That means you
should apply 10 pounds of that
analysis fertilizer per thousand
Saint Augustine grass is
propagated vegetatively. Seeds
are not available. So, you have to
use sod, plugs, or sprigs to plant
your lawn. Sodding is the quick-
est method. You just have your
whole yard covered with blocks of
turf. But, this is the most expen-
sive way to establish a lawn.
Plugs are smaller pieces cut from
sod blocks. You plant them about
Prepare Now For
With the advent of spring's
warm weather, it's time for Florid-
lans to prepare for mosquito sea-
son by eliminating mosquito
breeding sites. Horse owners also
should protect their animals vac-
cinating them against equine en-
cephalitis, which is spread by
Florida Agriculture Commis- 4
sioner Bob Crawford is urging
homeownerss to get rid of standing
water on their property to curtail
Florida's mosquito population
and reduce health risks to hu-
mans and animals.
"Despite a relatively cold win-
,ter, we still can expect to see a
good crop of mosquitoes," Craw-
ford said. "Since mosquitoes gen-
erally don't travel great distances
from their breeding ground, peo-
ple who eliminate breeding sites
in their neighborhood can reduce
the likelihood of contracting mos- l
Crawford noted that children,
adults over age 55 and people
who spend a lot of time outdoors
are at greater risk and should
take special precautions. ,
"Mosquitoes can breed in a n
very small amount of still water.
We are urging homeowners to
look around their property and
eliminate sources of standing wa-
ter, such as old tires, trash can
lids, kiddie pools or birth baths,"
Crawford noted that a breed
of mosquito named the Asian T-
ger Mosquito because of its mark-
ings was introduced into the
United States in imported waste
tires in 1985 and arrived in Flori-
aa year later. Because standing
water in improperly discarded or
Area Is Limited P
Due to .the significant reduc-
tion of units and manpower loss-
es at Ft. Rucker in Alabama, mili-
tary honors support within their
geographical area of responsibili-
ty will change effective May .1.
Army retirees or ex-prisoners
of war (POW) will receive military
honors within a 50 mile radius
from Ft. Rucker. A service repre-
sentative will present a prefolded
flag to the retirees' or POWs next
of kin outside a 50 mile radius
from Ft. Rucker.
According to Ft. Rucker offi-
cials, deaths of retired. army
members in the Ft. Rucker area
of responsibility can be reported
24 hours a day by calling (334)
255-9311. The death of a retiree
must be reported to the retired
member's parent service as soon
as possible. When reporting a
death the caller should provide, if
available, the retiree's full name,
social security number, date of
birth, date of death, name of next
of kin, mailing address and.
Ft. Rucker's area of responsi- ,
ability comprises 78 counties in
South Alabama, Southern Missis-
sippi, and Northwest Florida.
If there are any questions
please call Bo Williams, Veterans'
Service Officer, 229-6125.
stored tires is a major breeding
ground, the pest is sometime
called "the tire mosquito." Unlike
many other strains found in Flori-
da, this mosquito is active during
daylight hours, so eliminating
breeding grounds is the best de-
Crawford also is urging horse
owners to vaccinate their animals
against Eastern Equine Enceph-
alitis (EEE), an often-fatal viral
disease that attacks the nervous
system of horses. The virus is
transmitted from infected wild
birds to horses by mosquitoes, or
from infected birds to humans on
rare occasions. In Florida, the,.
disease is a year-round problem,
but the majority of cases in hors-
es occur from April to September,
with the peak in July and, Au-
The prevalence of EEE de-
pends on the weather, mosquito
populations, the incidence of the
disease in wild birds and the;
number of susceptible or unvacci-
nated horses. Crawford said hors-
es should be vaccinated now to
protect, them from EEE during
The Florida Department of,
Agriculture and Consumer Servic-
es, which oversees the state's
mosquito control efforts, recom-
mends that people avoid mosqui-
to-plagued areas, particularly at
night, reduce mosquito breeding
grounds, wear protective clothing
and use insect repellents.
Nancy Logue has been named
Manager-Safety for Arizona
Chemical effective May 1. She will
be located at the division office in
Panama City. General Manager
Ernest Spinner made the an-
In her new position, Logue'
will be responsible for managing
all aspects of safety for all domes-
tic operations. She will work to
ensure compliance with all safety
policies and regulations and will
work with safety specialists at
each plant to help coordinate effi-
cient and effective safety pro-
grams. Logue will also provide
staff guidance to the European
''A graduate of Oklahoma
State University, Logue holds a
bachelor of science in fire protec-
tion and safety engineer technold-
gy. She is a Board Certified Safety
Professional (CSPP). Logue and
her husband, Jay will reside in,
the Panama City area.
Arizona Chemical, a speciali-
ty products business of Interna-
tional Paper, is headquartered in
Panama City, with seven plants
in the United States and three i~
Europe. Arizona Chemical is a
leading supplier of resins to thi
adhesives, ink and chewing gum
market. The division also sup-
plies fatty acids, rosins, terpenes
and their derivatives to a variety
of industries. Arizona Chemical
employs approximately 1,200
Roy Lee Carter
a foot. apart. Sprigs are just the
separated, individual runners.
These are planted end-to-end in
rows six to 12 inches apart. With
proper care, a plugged or
sprigged lawn should cover in one
A newly planted Saint Augus-
tine lawn needs water every day
for the first two to four weeks,
and fertilizer every three to four
months. Of course, it will need
less care once it is established.
Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Awareness Week April 23-May 1
The Gulf County School
Health Services Project in Collabo-
ration with the Gulf County Pub-
lic Health Unit has announced
that April 23 May 1, is Teen
Pregnancy Prevention Awareness
Week. The intent of this resolu-
tion is to increase awareness and
understanding of the nature and
extent of the problem of teen
Teenage pregnancy and child-
bearing are serious problems fac-
ing our state. No community, ra-
cial or ethnic group or economic
class is protected from the risks
or immune to the consequences.
Teenage pregnancy increases the
likelihood of low birth weight, de-
velopmental delays and disabili-
ties, child abuse and neglect for
the infant and disruption of edu-
cation, decreased income poten-
tial, economic dependence on
welfare and subsequent pregnan-
cies in the teenage years for the
mother. The economic and per-
sonal costs are high for all con-
According to data compiled
by the Office of Vital Statistics; in
1994 there were 17,641 births to
teenage mothers, 10 through 18
yeais of age in Florida, 82% were
primary births and 18% were
subsequent births. Eighty-three
percent were to unwed mothers,
According to the Florida Develop-
mental Disabilities Council, the
first year for one cohort of teen-
age mothers is estimated at $119
"The United States leads all
industrialized- nations in the rate
of teenage pregnancy and Florida
ranks a dismal tenth in the na-
tion" said Senator William Turner
of the Florida Senate. 'We must
invest wisely in our future," said
Representative Lois Frankel of the
Florida House. "For every $1.60
we spend on prevention we will
To draw attention to this con-
cern, we are asking local commu-
nity members to wear and display
white ribbons during the week of
April 23 May 1.
For more information please
contact Hubert Six or Gall Black-
mon at Port St. Joe High School -
227-7166, Carol Kelly or Linda
Chan at Wewahitchka High
School 639-2993, Cindi Judkins
or Janet Thompson at Gulf
County Public Health Unit 227-
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NOTICE OF IMPOUNDED ANIMALS
April 23, 1996
To Reclaim animals contact the Port St. Joe
Police Department from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
SMonday 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
Small Black Lab Puppy Male 04/22/96 Avenue B
Small Black Lab Puppy Male 04/22/96 Avenue B
Small Black/White Hound Puppy Male 04/23/96 Avenue D
Small Blonde HoundPuppy Female 04/23/96 Avenue D
Small Blonde Hound Puppy Male 04/23/96 Avenue D
Small Brown/Black Hound Puppy 'Male 04/23/96 Avenue D
(No collar on animals) ltc, April 25,1996
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1996 PAGE 3B
The Early Childhood Servic-
es, Inc. will host the three day
Proposal Writing Workshop pro-
vided by the globally recognized
Grantsmanship Center. The grant
*proposal workshop concentrates
pn the proposal writing process
and sound program planning. It
is a particularly helpful workshop
for those who have identified a
source with the intention of ap-
plying, for funding. Participants
will learn to hone their proposal
writing skills in the shortest pos-
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
9id No. 9596-28
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida. will receive sealed bids from any
qualified person, company or *corporation
interested in constructing the following project:
WHITE CITY PARK
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Plans and specifications can-be obtained at
Preble-Rish. Inc., 402 Reid Avenue, Port St Joe,
Florida 32456, (904) 227-7200. The bid must
conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on
public entity crimes.
Completion date-for this project will be 60 days
from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to
thi successful biddet.
qiquidated damages 'for failure to complete the
project on the specified date will be set at $100,00
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
sealed bid, the bid number and what the bid is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m.. Eastern
4 Time, on May 14. 1996, at the Gulf County Clerk's
Office,. 1000 Fifth Street. Port St. Joe. Florida
32456, and will be opened and read aloud on May
14, 1996, at 605 'p.m., Eastern Time, The Board
reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $50.00
per set and Is non-refundable. Checks should be
made payable to PREBLE-RISH. INC.
2tc. April25and May 2. 196.
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT
The Department of EnvironmentalProtection
gives notice of its preparation of a draft
wastewater permit, permit number
FL0020125-001, for the operation of a 0.20 mgd
advanced wastewater. treatment facility. The,
applicant, the City of Wewahitchka, applied on
March 13, 1995.. to the Departmet of
Environmental Protection for a permit tq operate a
0.20 mgd maximum monthly average daljy flow
advanced wastewater treatment facility and to
discharge 0.20 mgd of treat effluent from the
facility to a surface water of the state; the Chlpola
River. The effluent limits are based upon water
Quality pursuant to Chapter 62-600.430, Florida
Administrative Code. The project is located at 804
.East Sycamore Street, Wewahitchka, Florida.
Any interested person may submit written
comments on the Department's drat permit or
nay submit a written request for a pubic meng
to Neal Rogers of this Department at the
Northwest District Office in accordance with
Rule 62-620 555. F.AC. The comments or request
for a public meeting must contain the Iniormation
set forth below and must be received mt the
Northwest' District Office within 30 days of
publication of this notice. Failure to submit
comments or request a public meeting within this
time period shall constitute a waiver of any right
such person may have to submit comments or
request a public meeting under Rule 62-620.555
sible time. Many participants
have submitted proposals that
were started during these work-
shops which received funding.
The grant proposal writing.
workshop provides individuals
and agencies with less obvious
benefits such as long-range plan-
ning skills and increased commu-
nity services through grant
awards. The workshop will be
held in historic downtown Pana-
ma City at Early Childhood Ser-
vices, Inc. at 450 Jenks Avenue,
The comments or request for a public meeting
shall contain the following Information: (a) The,
commenter's name, address, and telephone
number, the applicants name and address, the
Department'permit file'number and the county in
which the project is proposed;
(b) A statement of how and when notice of the
Department's action or proposed action was
.(c) A, statement of 'the facts the Department
should consider is making the final decision;
(d) A statement of which rules or statutes
require reversal or. modification of the
Department's action or proposed action; and
(e) If desired, a request that a public meeting
be scheduled, including a statement of the nature
of the issues proposed to be raised at the meeting.
However, the Department may not always grant a
request for a public meeting. Therefore, written
comments should be submitted within 30 days of
publication.of this notice, even if a public meeting
If a public meeting is scheduled, the public
comment period is extended until the close of the
public meeting. If a public meeung is held any
person may submit oral or written statements and
data at the meeting on the Department s proposed
action. As a result of significant public comment.
the Department's final action may be different
from the position taken by It in this draft permit
', i IThe permit application file and supporting
data are available for public inspection during
.normal business hours. 8 00 am to 5.00 pm.,
Monday through Friday. except legal holidays, at
the Northwest Ditrict Office. 160
Governmental Center, Pensacola, Florida
32501. Attn: Mr. Neal Rogers.
Itc April 25,1996.
NOTICE TO ACCEPT BID'
The City of Wewahltchka will be accepting
bids on (1) ice machine. Please come by City Hall
at 117 East Second Street to pick up specs. All
bids must be marked "Ice Machine" sealed and
returned to City Hall by May 3. 1996 by 4 p.m.
The City reserves the right to accept and or reject
any or all bids. and award to the bidder who is
lowest and best in the opinion of the City.
Itc, April 25, 1996.
NOTICE OFINTENT TO REGISTER
Notice Is hereby given that, pursuant to Chapter
865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned intends
to register with the Division of Corporations,
Department of State the fictitious trade name
under which it will be engaged m business and In
which said business is to be earned on, to-wit:
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: Bayou Nets.
MAILING ADDRESS: 2318 C-30, Port St Joe.
OWNER (S): DanielChristie.
Itc. April 25, 1996.
across from the post office.
The workshop begins on
Wednesday, May 29 and contin-
ues through Friday, May 31. To
The Florida Championship
Flathead Catfish Tournament will
be Friday, May 10 through Satur-
day, May 11. The tournament will
take place on the Apalachicola
River at the Blountstown landing
The 24-hour event will start
Friday, 4 p.m. (CDT) until Satur-
day, 4 p.m.
The.tournament is sponsored
by the Blountstown Rotary Club.
Grand prize is a new boat, motor,
and trailer valued at approxi-:
mately $8.000.00. The award for;
the largest fish is $500.00 cash,
second largest fish $200.00, third
largest $150.00, fourth largest
register call the Grantsmanship
Center at 1-800-421-9512, fax
(213) 482-9863, or phone: (213)
482-9860. Please ask about agen-
$1Q,.00, fifth largest $50.00;
boat with most pound average
$100.00, and smallest fish
$100.00. There also will be draw-
i gs for several merchandise priz-
Entry fee is $35 per person
without bait or $45 with bait (10
brim). Registration is anytime Fri-
day. May 10 between 4 p.m. to' 2
a.m. CDT and Saturday, May 11
from 6 a.m. to 12 nooni
For more information contact
the.Calhoun County Chamber of
Commerce at. (904) 674-4519,
Tournament Director Jim Whal-
ey, (904) 674-4777, and Hopkins
Pontiac-Olds-GMC B'town Annex,
Cogbumr Scheff er
* Real Estate
* Wills- Probate
* Personal Injury
cy discounts and scholarships.
Space is limited to 25 partici-
pants and is on a first-come first-
Foundations and non-profit's
are.strongly encouraged to attend
this results-oriented training,
useful in an era of increased com-
petition for shrinking dollars. The
foundation center brochures con-
taining registration information
are available at Early Childhood
Artists-Florida Wildlife Looking For Cover Art
Florida Wildlife magazine,
published by the Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission, is seek-
ing entries for its annual cover
art contest. The entry deadline is
The winner will receive $500
plus 25 of the 1,000 limited-
edition artist prints of the entry,
anid the winning art will grace the
cover of the magazine's Septem-
. "- To enter, artists should send
labeled 35mm color slides or 2.25
x 2.25-inch transparencies of
their artwork. Entrants may sub-
mit up to three entries, and the
unframed art should fill the en-
tire frame of the slide if possible.
Submissions should follow a hori-
zontal format, proportionate to an
unfolded magazine, with the main
subject placed on the right-hand
half of the artwork to allow the
scene to wrap .to the magazine's
back cover. Vertical formatted en-
tries will be rejected. In addition,
the artist should allow two and a
half inches from the top of the
front, right cover for the maga-
zine's logo. Photographic entries
are not eligible.
Magazine editor Dick Sublette
said appropriate subject matter
includes nongame species such
as manatees,, wading birds and
raptors; game species and fur-
bearers such as white-tailed deer,
bears and beavers; fish species
such as largemouth bass, blue-
gill, shellcracker, black crappie,
striped bass, sunshine bass, cat-
fish; and endangered species
such as Florida panthers, Key
deer and American .crocodiles.
Judging will be based on orig-
inality, anatomical correctness,
color (eye-citching color that will
reproduce well), mastery of the
medium chosen and design (ap-
propriateness to the magazine's
Interested artists should send
their entries to: Art Editor,' Flori-
da Wildlife, 620 South Meridian
St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600.
Entrants should include their So-
cial Security number, daytime tel-
ephone number and a #10 self-
addressed, stamped envelope for
return of their entries. For more
details, please contact the maga-
zine at (904) 488-5563.
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PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1996
Events and Happenings from County
By Linda Whitfield
*Rian Hall Is Student Of The Week
Diane Atchison picked Rian
Hall as the "Student of the Week".
Rian the eight-year-old son of
Kelly Hall and he claims "sleep'
as his favorite thing to do. He
would like to be a skateboard
stunt iman when he grows up and
enjoys skateboarding all the time.
Some of his favorites are: TV
show-"'All That"; song-"Don't
Go Chasing"; and Color-blue.
Rian would like to visit at Ms.
Diane's house and also see a wa-
terfall. Miss Diane !says that,
"RIan s' energetipafd d creative. "
Due, ,to, teacher inservice,
school will be dismissed at 11:45
a.m, on,,the following days: May
7th, 8th and 16th. Lunch and
breakfast will be served.
Last week's kindergarten reg-
Istration was very successful. It's
always exciting to see very young
children get thrilled about school.
*District SoftbaUl Game
bur students are invited to
the girl's district softball game on
April 25 at 1:00 p.m. at the WHS
girl's softball field. Admission is
50 cents for all students. Gold
cards will NOT be accepted. Re-
freshments will be sold. Buses
will run on a regular schedule.
*Poster Environment Contest
The Florida Parks Service and
"Friends of the Dead Lakes State
Park" are sponsoring an Environ-
mental Poster Contest. Posters
will be awarded as follows: first
place-$25.00; second place-
$15.00; and third place-$l0.00.
*Second Grade Skating
Teachers, Tracy Bowers and
April Bidwell and their students
had a ball last week going skat-
ing. Sometimes that's the best
kind of field trip, just relaxing
and having fun.
,Attending the Representative
Assembly of FTP-NEA last week-
end were teachers Debbie Cole,
Natalie Wisdahl and Linda Whit-
Seventh grade "Students of
the Week" are Becki Earley, and
Jason Bronson. Eighth grade
"Students of the Week" are Temi-
ka Pace and- Michael Layfield.
Congratulations for doing such a
great jobl '
Don't forget to come out and
support the American Cancer So-
ciety's "Relay foir Life" ;on Satur-
day. May 4. All the money earned
for this rhw while. caaIse, ..will be
used here in Gulf County. There
will be games, entertainment, and
fun for all ages. We'll see you
Girls, practice for cheerleader
tryouts will .begin on Monday,
April 29 from 2:45 .until 4:00.
Don't- forget to wear appropriate
clothes and comfortable shoes.
-r A r
Students of the Week
Congratulations to our stu-
dents of the week: Haley Wood, ;
Anna McFarland. Niklktta Bobzi-'-
en, Brittany Alford, Cheyne Todd,
Amanda Matthews, and Eric Har-
Career Week was held last
week and we would like to thank
the following parents, businesses
and community members for
making it a big, success: Jane
Sherrill. Fred Witten. HTI Lock-
lear, HTI Whitlow. Catherine
Bray, Sgt. Creg Cole.' Eugenia
Thomas, Carol Ericson, Dennis
Geoghagan, Linda Hill, Larry Ha-
gan, Reba Chavis, Coach Fred
Priest, Shirley Davis, Tim Stuhr,
Barbara Blacka. Dr.' Tom Curry
and Hiram NLx.
Track and Field
Our annual Track and Field
has been rescheduled, for Friday,
May 10. Parents are asked to be-
gin 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 were sent, home
on Monday. April 22. If you would
like to schedule a parent/teacher
conference, please call 227- 122 1.
Registration for kindergarten
at Port-St..Joe Elementary School !
will be held drn Friday, April 26
from 8:30 until 1:00. If your child
plans to attend Port St. Joe Ele-
mentary School please bring the
following: y0.ur child, copy of his/
her birth certificate, copy of his/:
her social.security number, proof"
of immunization, proof'of physl-
cal (since 8/12/95).. For more in-
formation call Cindy Belin at 227-
Due to kindergarten registra-
tion there ;:vll.'be, no school for.
our kindergarten students.
), Free or Reduced Lunch
Remember to bring your signed
parent permission form, have a
current physical exam, and bring
your fifth six weeks report card.
Without these you will not be al-
lowed to participate.
Remember, there's only 22
school days left.until the end of
this school year! Have a great
In the fall of 1995, Port St.
Joe Middle School participated in
the Duke University Talent Identi-
fication Program (TIP). This is a
iPort St. Joe Elementary School
By: Cindy Belir
Students whose adult house-
Shold 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
may pick up, application forms in
the, school office. If you have
questions, please call Temple
Watson at 229-8256 or 639-
L The Beach Party for all stu-
dents participating in school
clubs is scheduled for ,-Friday,
May 17. Remember to bring your
Our annual Awards Day will
be held on Monday, May 20 at
9:00 a.m. in the gym. Awards will
be given for kindergarten through
fifth grade. Parents are invited to
Sixth Grade Graduation
Graduation for our sixth
grade students will be held on
Wednesday, May 22 at 6:00 op.m.
in the gym. Awards will be given
for our sixth grade students at
this time. Parents are invited to
Gall Blackman. RN 'HSP
School Nurse, and Janet Thomp-
son, RN GCPHU, would like to
Thank the following people for vol-
unteering their time for the den-
tal screening held on Friday, April
19: Valerie Bain, Instructor: Den-
tal Hygiene Program at GCCC
and dental hygiene students from
GCCC Ann Pyle, Ronda McCoy
S Also, thanks to the following
- sLxth grade students for their
help: Lisa Curry and Mclaine
Parents please look for a
screening form ivith the results ol'
the screening to come home with
.your child soon. ,
Honor Roll Students Named At PSJES
Principal. Gerald Lewter of,
Port St. Joe Elementary Schools:.
is proud to announce the names
of students who earned place?
ment on the honor rolls for; the
fifth six weeks grading period.
Students who earned all A's
were as follows:
Third grade-Sheena Belll
Kimberly Burkert, Caroline
Capps, Lacy Carter, Lacey Frank-
lin, Anna Godwin, Chad Lucas, ,
Jonathan Roney, Jesslyn Rose,
Jessica Ross, Anna Salzer .and
Fourth grade-Collins Ab-
rams, Brittany Alford, Becky Be-
lin, Tommy Curry, Micah Dodson,
Caycee Kennedy, Moses Medina,;
Randi Sasser, Stephen Tarantino'
and Preston Wigsten.
Fifth, grade-James Daniels,
Susan Eller,Colleen Falbe,'
Margaret Gibson and Carla Johnri-"
'Sixth grade-Ashley Bryan, '
Lisa Curry, Rob Dykes, Maclain'
Howse, David Mathews, Brittany
Reeves, Heidi Wells and Audra.,
Students who earned all A's'
and B's were as follows:
Third grade-Shanna Barnes,
lan Bidinger, Nikkitta Bobzing,
Travis Burge, Beth Cordova, Ryan
Craig, Jena Hogan, Jake Howse,
Lacey Lowery, Justin Lyons, Dan-
iel MacDermid, Michelle Ma-i
thews, Jarrod McArdle, Kenny.,
McFarland, Johna Pittman, San-
By: Alicia Christie
: dra Roney, Kyle Smith, Savannah
: Smith and Megan Todd.
Fourth grade-Raye Bailey,
f Stephen Besore, Jessica Bland,
Kristen ChavisiSimon Collins,
Ashby Davis, Jeff Desrosier, Jes-
sica Ford, Molly Garrett, Kale
Gullot, Ashley Haddock, Brian
SJonb, NaBrisha McGowan, Me-
lissa'lNixon, B. J. Pierce, B. J.
Strickland, Libby Swan, Tiffany
Stewad, Cody Strickland and
S Fifth grade-TeiTance Cham-
bers, Santana Harris, Jolie Ho-
gani, Stephen Hoover, Jessica Ho-
ward; Chris Knox, Tessi Layfleld,
Tom Levins, E'Lan Martin, Sarah
Quaranta, Jennifer Raffield, Zack
!Roney, Mathew Rose, Jessica
Sherrill, Bryan Thomas, Bobby
White, Jerome Williams, Tristan
Sixth grade--Mary Amerson,
Natalie Burge, Chris Byrd, Santiel
Chambers, Dustin Crews, John
S. The prom was a success.re-
non-prolit educational organiza- port cards have gone out. the end
tion establishment with the'prem- is :in sight-but only "In sight".
ise that the future of this nation t's not over yet, gang. Most stu-
depends upon the fullest develop- dents have, five weeks to go (ex-
ment of our best intellectual re-. eluding seniors). Don't quit now,
sources. The objectives of the pro- when the last grades you make
ogramc are to dentie of the very could be the ones that save you
bright among our youngsters at or sink you.
an early age; to facilitate the edu- ; We pften miss chances to rec-
cation of these students; to follow ognize students, so before I miss
and nurture their talent through again I want to congratulate Ja-
the critical'"rni'ddle and high 'son Carter Ibr being selected to
school years: and tb 'develop an 'krdpres~et't` WHS"by-'thi Optimist-
effective research effort- to' help'i' -Glub-'in their recent Oratorical
understand the nature of aca- Contest In panama City. Competi-
demically talented adolescents. tion from Panama City groups
The College Board's SAT 1: was tough, and although Jason
Reasoning Test, and the Ameri- y didn't win, he represented our
can College Testing Program ACT school well and received many
Assessment (ACT), originally de- compliments on his speech. May-
signed for college-bound high be next year he'll make this expe-
school students, are used for the: rience, work to his benefit.
TIP Talent Search to measure the As the paper comes out on
verbal, mathematical, and gener- Thursday, you may miss some of
al reason ability of highly able the district action. Track will
seventh graders. While far too dif- have already been completed
flcult for the average seventh (Wednesday) but baseball and.
grader, these tests have shown to softball districts will wrap up Fri-
be helpful in discriminating the day with both finals at WHS.
abilities of very bright seventh ; Gator softball hopes took a
graders scoring at or above the :serious jolt when pitcher Thelma
97th percentile on other age/::f Bryant ,was/Injured in, a' serious
grade appropriate achievement of auto accident. Her prom date Jeff
aptitude tests. -.-...*.' Mullis was also seriously injured,
Seventh grade students must and we are pulling for both to
score within the top three percent make complete recoveries from
of national age-grade norms on their injuries. Pitcher Ginny
an acceptable math, verbal, or to- Hutchinson will step in and carry
tal composite section of an ac- the pitching load.
ceptable achievement, apitute, or ,..', The baseballers must play
mental ability test battery, to be ,,,the winner of the Sneads-
eligible. Apalachicola game (play Monday)
Port, St. Joe Middle School Thursday at 6:00 p.m. and if suc-
had 18 seventh grade students cessful will play in the finals
who met all the eligibility require- : against, the Chattahoochee-
ments and participated in this Liberty County High School win-
program. These students took the ner (from Thursday) at 3:00 p.m.
American College Testing Pro- Friday.
gram (ACT)' Assessment on De- "Earth Day resulted in some
member 9. and had sdme very, im-, ,,much-heeded face-lifting to the
pressive scores on this.test. They front of WHS's grounds. A big
had many students score as well thanks goes to Ms. Dickens and
or better as the average college-, her class, Roy Carter, Oscar
bound student. Redd, David Rich of IGA, the
They are veiy proud of the : Louisiana-Pacific Company, and
following students who participat- the corrections people who assist-
ed in this program. They are: ,, 'ed in the beautification project.
Bonnie Belin, Michael Bouington, ,: ,
James Capps, Nicholas Comfort- "
er, Jennifer Craig, Matthew 14-T
Daves, Amber Davis, Alexander : r
Hernandez, Angela McDowell, Su-, T
san Medina, Barbara Presnell,e T et
Charles Shoaf, Katie Tousignant, LiO C Tal
Tanya Varnum, Jarrod Wester, Lion 's Tale
Leslie White, Seth Williams and NewS Coum
Travis Wright. News Column
The school's adminiatratioh Faith Christian School
hopes that they will continue to
keep up this great academic per- "'s important at F
formance throughout their scho h Music is important at Faith
years. 4 Christianl. Al students in kinder-
garten -and elementary school
Members :of V.F.W. Post
#10069 and Ladies Auxiliary wll
be honoring local' volunteers for
National Volunteer Day.
The ceremony will be at the
post home in Highland View on
Saturday. April 27. The ceremo-
ny starts at 12 noon.
Everyone in the community'
invited to come.
have music classes each week.
Songs ;are sung, notes and other
musical notations are learned,
various instruments are studied,
and composers and their music
The week before Easter, the
students in Recorder I, Recorder
II, and Advanced Recorders went
to the nursing home to share
their talent and hard work'with
the residents ther-e.' Students
played as a group and solo. The
Bay St. Joseph residents particu-
larly enjoyed songs like "When
Dandy, Leslie Earley, Melanie
Jones, Patrick Mastro, Amanda
Matthews, Carla Money, Brooke
Moore, Ken Peak, Kimberly Pick-
ett, ,Josh Smith, Steven Varna-.
doe, Crystal Watkins, Laura :
Wendt, Kandra Williams and Mel-
Slh TaLlk By: Jeff Player
Congratulations to the 1996
weightlifting team on their
class 3-A State Championship
win. Port St. Joe's Mandricka
Miller finished first in the 139
lb. class as the Sharks won
their first state weightlifting ti-
tle. Port St. Joe beat second
place Williston, 33-
28. Placing at state
were:: Luke Thoma-
son, Jason Brant and
Carlos Best, seventh:
D. C. Jones, fifth; Ja-
maail Fenn and J.J. ,
Gainer, fourth; C. J.
Jones and Rocky ,
Quinn, third; and
Matt Roberson and
Pierre Hall, second.
The varsity base-
ball team (19-4) fin- k
ished up their regular season
this past weekend by winning
the Citizen Federal Classic. The
Sharks started district compe-
tition on Wednesday, April 24
in Tallahassee. Their first game
was versus Blountstown. Good
The Lady Sharks finished
their regular season with a big
win over Rutherford, 13-7. Su-
per job and good luck in dis-
Attention students-here's a
great opportunity for you to
earn half a credit and have a
good time while you do it. The
Levy County School Board (Ce-
dar Key, Fla.) is offering week-
long summer camps for $125.
Possible courses of study in-
clude writing, nutrition of
foods and science, and limnolo-
gy (the study of fresh water en-
vironments): There will be lots';:
Sof hiands-on actlty 'andl-Tarn- ,
ing experiences. You won't be
sitting in a classroom for this
By: Jo Hernandez
Gail Blackman, RI
School Nurse, and Janet
son, RN GCPHU, would
thank the following people
unteering,their time for t
tal screening held on Frida
19: Valerie Bain, Instructo
tal Hygiene Program at
and dental hygiene studer
GCCC Ann Pvle. Ronda
and Patti Weathers. Also.
to the following sixth gra
dents for their help: Joey I
Cloud, Joshua Cope,
Hopper, and Wayne WaLts
'ents please look for a sc
form with the results
screening to come hon
your child soon.
The fourth and sixtl
classes spent Monday:at
seph ,State Park going:
various learning stations
a bear game, hiking train
ings, the. gathering and s
of specimens and habitat
students also listed the,
found which helped them
the Saints Go Marching
"America" because they j(
singing as the students pli
Chorus is offered in t
school to interested students. The
chorus will perform "The Ride"
sometime in May. This musical is
based on the album, "The Ride"
by 4-Him. It relates how we miss
out many times on the abundant
life Christ has to offer on our
"Ride of life" because of distrac-
tions or fears of letting God have
total control of our lives.
Everyone is busy getting
ready for our Spring Carnival to
be held this Friday beginning at
four o'clock. Students are encour-
aged to dress as clowns Friday
and the best clown in each class
will win free tickets to the games.:
Food will also be for sale and'an
auction will begin around seven
o'clock. Come join the fun at
Faith Christian School at 801
20th Street in Port St. Joe.
The five-year-old kindergart-
en class went on their end of the
year field trip this past Tuesday.
See Ms. Witten if you'd like an
The 1996 Gold Card Club
Honors Banquet will be held
Thursday, May 2 at 7 p.m. In
the Commons Area. If you
have made the honor roll :at..
least twice during:
the first four six'
weeks or have a 3.5'
GPA, your ticket Is'
free. Parent and'
teacher tickets are
$5 each. Any stu-;
Sdent who did not re-
ceive two gold cards, .
but would like to at-
tend may do so by
purchasing a ticket.
for $5 from the of-,
fice. All t ckets must
be purchased by,.
April 29. Admission will be by' ;
ticket only. Please see Ms.
Cumbie for your tickets. The'
guest speaker for the evening
will be Eddie Holland. a 1971.'
honor graduate of Port St. Joe,
High School. ,
Gulf Pines Hospital needs "
student volunteers to partiCi ':
pate in the Candy Striper
Program. They can use boys
and girls who can volunteer at,
least 10 hours per month.:'
This would be a good project:';
to consider for the Florida Ac-
ademic Scholar requirements.
Contact Ruth Brownell or Tes-
sa Goff at the hospital.
.Congratulations to the fol-
lowing students for their ac-
ceptance into the Keyette
Club: Leigh Lawrence. Casey
White, Amanda Bateman,
Gretchen Stevens, Jolynne
Parker. Mandy Phillips,.Jenni- ,.
fer Gaddis. Kim Lamberson,
Jodle Wear; Sharm Hammock
and Michelle Garland.
Highland View Elementary
ue their study of the natural envi-'.
SHSP ronnient. A big thank you to Cor-'`,,
Thomp- bett Howell, Shane. Lee, Mr.
like to Jnes, Coach Eells, Mrs. Howell'
for vol- aird Mrs. Plair. The students had
he den- a great time and learned a lot,
iy, April hopefully next years we can make
or: Den- this.a school wide "Day -by the: ri-~,
its from Spring Carnial .... .
McCoy The Spring Carnival held last '
thanks Saturday. April 20 was a big suc-
Wde stu- cess and the PTO and staff at
Flowers, Highland View would like to
Apnl thank all'of those who gave qf :,
Michael their time and baked'.goodies for:. .
on. Par- thercake walk or donated drinks. -'
:reening The day was beautiful and, every- I,
of the one seemed to have a good time.-
e with Pepsi Caps.... .
SWell, we concluded a very' ,
successful campaign of collecting- -
h grade the Pepsi caps for money for the
St..Jo-' school. The class who will received' '
through the pizza party will be K-3 be-.,
such as cause they collected the most,
il, etch- caps. We had a total of 17,500
studying caps for our school, but this has
its. The always been a contest that every- ,
species body did their fair share to help
contin- out the school.
In' and. Several parents and Brenda Ro-,
oined in bershaw accompanied the group
ayed. to Gulf World for a day of learn-
he high ing and fun.
MON-Pizza, Sliced Peach-
es; Tossed Salad, Milk
TUES-Chicken, Potatoes w/
Gravy, Applesauce, Roll and
WEDS-Meat & Cheese Sand-
wich, Lettuce, Tomato, and
Onion, French Fries, Milk and
Salad, Mixed Fruit Cup, Roll
FRI-Breaded or Batter
Dipped Fish or Crab Cake,
Cole Slaw, Baked Beans,
Sliced Bread, Milk and Des-
I 1-1 riz
. ,PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA
MARCH 12, 1996
The Gulf 'County Board of County
Commissioners. met this date in regular
session with the following members
present: Chairman Billy E. Traylor, and
Colnmi. Michael L. Hammond, Warren-J.
Yeager, Jr.. Jessie V. Armstrong. and Na- -
than Peters, Jr. Others present were Clerk
Benny C. Lister. Chief Deputy Clerk Doug
C. Birmingham. Deputy Clerk Patricia A.
Taylor. Chief Administrator Don Butler.
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
Building Inspector Richard Combs. Ad-
ministrator/Emcrgency Management Di-
rector Larry Wells. South Gulf County
EMS Director Shane McGuffln. Mainte-
nance Supervisor Joe Bearden. Road Su-
perintendent Bob Lester. Solid Waste Di-
rector Joe Danford. Veterans Service
Offccer/SHIP Administrator Bo Williams
and Attorney Tim FcFarland.
The meeting came to order at 6:03,
Mr. Willie Ramsey opened the meet-
ing. with prayer. and Comm. Nathan Pe-
ters. Jr. led the Pledge of Allegiance to the
Receive Bids (#9596-19)- Beaches
Water System-Pursuant to advertise-
ment to receive sealed bids (9596-19). for
upgrade work to the Beaches Water Sys-
tem, no bids were received. Comm. Ham-
mond reported that the bid had been de-
layed for two weeks, and will not be
accepted until March 26. 1996.
Receive Bids (#9596-20)- 10.000-
30,000 Cubic Yards of Clay-Pursuant to
advertisement to receive sealed bids
(H9596-20). for 10.000-30.000 cubic yards
of clay to be used for the 1995 road bond
paving project. the following bid was re-
ceived: Tyree's Enterprise- $ .65 per cubic
S The bid. was tabled for review and
recommendation by Chief Administrator
Butler and Road Superintendent Lester.
Receive Blds (#9596-21)- Aquacul-
ture Consultant-Pursuant to advertise-
ment to receive sealed bids (#9596-21). for
an aquaculture consultant, a bid was re-
ceived from the following: Robert P. Jones
& Associates. The bid was tabled for re-
view and recommendation by Chief Admin-
Istrator Butler and Administrator Wells.
Consent Agenda-Upon motion by
Comm. Hammond, second by Comm. Arm-
strong, and unanimous Vote. the Board
approved the consent agenda. Items ap-
proved: Minutes- February 27, 1996- Reg-
ular Meeting Invoice/Resolution- Cham-
ber of Commerce ($19,055.001; JEP
Workforce Development Interlocal/
Consortium Agreement Invoice-Gall's Inc.
($2.824.99) Magnascanner: Medicaid bill-
ing- January 1996 ($15.015.00); Judicial
order- Warner/Dean Miller ($1.753.701;
Involce-Atty. Sanders- February 1996
(8260.74: Adoption of Proposed Invest-
ment Policy: SHIP- Downpayment Assis-
tance/Allen ($1.986.28); Veterans' Service
Office- Travel request- attend conference
May 18-23. 1996 in Cocoa Beach. Florida:
SSHIP- travel request- attend workshop
March 28. 1996 in Fort Walton Beach.
Supplemental Consent Agenda-
Upon motion by Comm. Hammond, sec-
ond by Comm. Armstrong and unanimous
vote. the Board approved the supplemen-
tal consent agenda. Items approved: In-
volce-Preble-Rislf" Inc. #60699- Beacon
Hill Park- ($437.50); Invoice- Preble-Rlsh.
Inc. #60698- Gulf County Stormwater
Study- S19.812.50); SHIP- Subordination
of Mortgage/First Union Bank/ Mr. and
Mrs. Billy Keigans: Inventory- Planning/
Building Dept.- (#260-14) IBM Computer.
Monitor & Printer- "Junk"; Invoice- Attor-
ney McFPafrand- Feb. 1996 ($2.272.50)
Apirrkitilon iFoiearc i rescueue -"
Efforts-Chairmianr'Tylotr di sussed' the
recent tragedy in Gulf County involving a
drowning victim, and he thanked the
Search & Rescue Departnent for their ef-
forts. The Board commended the Search &
Rescue Department on a Job well done.
Sheriff McKeithen thanked the Search &
Rescue Department, stating that the ser-
vice provided by the volunteers reflects
well on Gulf County.
Mildred Schofeld- Creekview
Drive/Wewahitchka-Mrs. Mildred Scho-
field, of Wewahitchka. came before the'
Board to discuss her concerns over the
condition of Creekview Drive. Mr. John
Sullivan also expressed his concerns over
the condition of Creekview Drive. Chief Ad-
minsitrator Butler reported that the Road
Department and C.W. Roberts have been
working on Creekview Drive to improve the
conditions, and eventually pave Creekview
Apalachleola River- U.S. Army
Corps of EAgineer*-Mr. Wayne Childers
appeared before the Board to discuss the
activities being conducted on the Apalachi-
cola River by the Corps. of Engineers. He
reported that he is having difficulties in
obtaining research materials that will be
used to create a presentation. He present-
ed the Board with a letter to the Apalachee
Regional Planning Council and one to the
Northwest Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, requesting assistance. Upon motion
by Comm. Hammond. second by Comm.
Yeager, and unanlous vote, the Board ap-
proved for.the Chairman to sign the letters
and have them sent to the respective agen-
cies. Chairman Traylor recommended that
Mr. Childers may want to write to the
S Corps. of Engineers and request any infor-
mation or studies that they may have
Budget -Amendment Sheriffs De-
partment- Addition To Inventory/
Helicopter-Sheriff Frank McKelthen re-
Sported that the Gulf County Sheriffs De-
partment has acquired two (2) Bell OH-58
Helicopters from the Marion County Sher-
iffs Department. One of the helicopters Is
flyable, and to be used for Seach and Res-
cue efforts and malJuana eradication The
second helicopter is un-flyable and is to be
used for spare parts.
Sheriff McKelthen requested that the
Gulf County Board agree to fund the costs
(Maintenance, fuel. and insurance for the
helicopter on a one I1) year trial basis. Fol-
lowing a discussion regarding the cost of
maintenance and fuel. Comm. Armstrong
moved to accept the helicopters on a one-
year trial basis and to amend the General
Fund budget by decreasing Reserve for
Contingencies and increasing Law En-
forcement by $10.000.00 to cover the cost
of maintenance and fuel. The motion was
seconded by Comm. Hammond. and it
Sand From The Apalachicola River-
Northwest Florida Water Management
District-Chief Administrator Butler re-
ported that the Northwest Florida Water
Management District will recover a total of
800.00 cubic years of sand from the Apa-
lachicola River. He reported that he has
requested some sand for the road paving
projects and an unlimited amount of sand
for Cape San Bias.
Aquaculture Project- Grant Pre-.
Application-Adminlstrator Wells report- .
ed that he has submitted a pre-appllcadion
for an aquaculture project to the National
coastal Resources Research and Devlop-
Union Grievances- Requat For Arbi-
tration Panel-Administrator Wells, re-
ported that the Internatonal Union of Op-"
erating Engineers has requested that the
unresolved grievances, regarding pay rals.
es per contact and refusal to honor settle.
ment agreement. to be taken heard before
Failure To Adopt Union Contract-
Administrator Wells reported that the un-
ion body has declined to approve the pro-
posed contract. Upon inquiry by Comm.
Hammond as to what procedure the
County should follow now. Administrator
Wells stated that the Items that were ap-
proved by the Board at'the impasse meet-
ing will take effect after submittal of a list
of the items approved, by the union and
concurrence of Administrator Wells. The
Items that have beenagreed to by both par-
ties will not go into effect until such time
as the union approves the contract or un-
til the contract is re-negotiated in late
Comprehensive Emergency Man-
agement Plan Review-Emergency Man-
agement Director Wells reported that the
State Department of Community Affairs
will review the Gulf County Comprehen-
sive Emergency Management Plan on April
29-May 1. 1996.
S Emergency Management Prepared-
ness Grant Increase-Emergency Man-
agement Director Wells requested that the
Board approve an Increase to the Emer-
gency Management Preparedness Grant.
..With this increase, the total amount of
funds available to Gulf County will be
$67.116.00. Upon motion by Comm. Pe-
ters, second by Comm. Yeager. and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved accepting
Hurricane Opal Storm Debris- High-
land View-Comm. Hammond noted that
the ditch in Highland View, which crosses
Victoria Avenue. Is still littered with debris
from Hurricane Opal. He requested that
Solid Waste Director Danford have the de-
Building Department- Insurance
Rating System-Building Inspector
Combs reported that the proposed new
ISO Insurance Rating Standards for Build-
ing Departments will affect residential and
commercial building codes. The rating re-
ceived by the county Building Department
will have the potential to lower insurance
rates by 1% to 13%.
Pending Litigation- Offer of Settle-
ment-Attorncy McFarland reported that
he had been contacted by Hartford Insu-
rance in reference to making an offer of
settlement in the amount of $700.00 on
behalf of Gulf County. The offer of settle-
ment will be for the Board's pending litiga-
tion case. involving Cora Quick. Comm.
Hammond moved to approve the offer of
settlement. The motion was seconded by
Comm. Peters, and it passed unanimous-
Audit Report- Response To Audi-
tor's Comments-Chief Administrator
Butler reported that he has prepared a re-
sponse to the auditor's comments on the
audit report. In response to the comment
regarding purchasing procedures. Chief
Administrator Butler recommended that
the Bdard amend the bid policy with re-
gard to expenditures of State and Federal
grant funds. Comm. Yeager moved to
amend the bid policy as recommended by
Chief Administrator Butler. The motion
was seconded by Comm. Peters, and II
In response to the comment regard-
ing the need for Improvement in monitor-
ing the engineering contract. Chief Admin-
istrator Butler recommended that the
Board amend the engineers contract for
road bond paving. The amendment ad-
dresses the extra work requested by the
Board in regard to earthwork and road
paving, that was not a part of the original
bid document. Comm. Peters moved to ac-
cept Chief Administrator Butler's recom-
mendation to amend the engineering con-
tract. The motion was seconded by Comm.
Hammond. and IIt passed unanimously.
Thle bid policy and engineering con-.
tract are on file in the Clerk's Office.
Economic Development Grant- Gulf
Coast Community College-Chief Admin-
S Israto.,B tleF.rdrerpn. e te, Board with
an addendum to the Economic Develop-
ment Association Grant. changing the re-
ciplent of funds from Gulf County to Gulf
Coast Community College. Comm. Peters
moved to approve, and have Chairman
Traylor sign the addendum. The motion
was seconded by Comm. Hammond, and
following discussion It passed unanimous-
1995 Road Bond Paving Program=
Chief Administrator Butler reported that
he had spoken with Mr. John Sullivan and
discussed the roads to be paved under the
1995 Road Bond Paving Program.
Award Bid- Aquaculture consultant
(#9596-21)-Upon inquiry by Comm.
Yeager. Administrator Wells reported that
Robert P. Jones and Associates met all the
necessary criteria for the aquaculture con-
sultant. Upon motion by Comm. Yeager.
second by Comm. Hammond. and unani-
mous vote. the Board awarded the bid
(9495-21) for an aquaculture consultant
to Robert P. Jones and Associates.
The meeting recessed at 6:55 p.m..
The meeting reconvened at 7:18 p.m..
Write Specifications- Used Fire
Truck-Comm. Armstrong moved to au-
thorize Chief Administrator Butler and Ho-
ward's Creek Fire Chief Jimmy Alford to
write specifications for a used fire truck.
The motion was seconded by Comm. Ham-
mond. and it passed unanimously.
Letter of Recommendation Ronnie
Hudson/State Park-Comm. Yeager stat-
ed that he had been contacted by Mr. Ron-
nie Hudson, requesting a letter of recom-
mendation for the Resident Park Manager
I I position. Comm. Yeager then moved
that the Board write the letter of recom-
mendation for Mr. Hudson. The motion
was seconded by Comm.'Armstrong. and it
Coastal Zone Management Act- De-
signee-Comm. Yeager moved to designate
Chief Administrator Butler as the contact
person to the Department of Community
Affairs regarding the Coastal Zone Man-
agement Act. The motion was seconded by
Comm. Armstrong. and it passed unani-
Aquatic Preserve- Driving On Cape
San Blas-Comm. Yeager reported that
the Department of Environmental Protec-
tion will hold a public meeting in Port St.
Joe on March 29. 1996. The meeting will
be held at 7:00 p.m.. E.S.T. In the Board
of County Commissioners' Meeting Room
for the purpose of discussing the proposed
prohibition of driving on Cape San Bias
from the Southern tip of the Cape to the
State Park. Comm. Yeager requested that
an ad be placed in the "STAR" newspaper
to encourage citizens to attend this public
Division Of Licensing- Information-
al Brochures--Comm. Peters noted a let-
ter from the Florida Department of State.
Division of Licensing, announcing the
availability of information brochures. He
requested that the brochures be ordered
for distribution in Gulf County.
Medical Examiner- Informational
Meeting-Comm. Peters noted that there
will be an informational meeting with the
Medical Examiner's office, in Panama CItvy.
on March 14. 1996 at 7:00 p.m.. C.S.T..
and requested permission to attend as the
representative for Gulf County Comm.,
Hammond moved to allow Comm. Peters'
to attended the meeting. The motion was
seconded by Comm. Yeager. and it passed
District IV Recreation Funds- Port
St. Joe High school Track & Field
Team-Comm. Peters moved, to donate
-$2000.00 District IV Recreation Funds to
the Port St. Joe High School Track and
Field Team. The motion was seconded by
Comm. Hammond. and it passed unani-
Beacon Hill Park- Security-Comm.,
Hammond requested that the Sheriffs De-
LADY THATCHER'S SHOW WAS THE BEST
It was quite a "week that was." A federal court struck down a U.S.
House district drawn for blacks, framed defense attorney F. Lee Bailey got
out of Jail, and thelegislature rejected a plan to tear down a dam that
would have destroyed Lake Ocklawaha, the best bass fishing hole In
But no doubt the most important (although neglected) story of the
week was former British Prime Minlster Margaret Thatcher telling a
Clearwater audience that freedom and democracy cannot survive unless
they are based on Biblical principles.
Her speech was titled "the Moral Foundation of Democracy." Free
societies, she said, are the only ones with moral foundations. They never
wage war against each other.
'"Democracy Is the will of the majority subject to the rules of law and
order ard human rights." she said.,She was complimenting the United
States as a country with a government based on faith, but warned that
high taxes andgovernmental regulations would result in serfdom for indi-
viduals if unchecked.
'Too many people believe that moral ethics are relative. It isn't so.
They are timeless and absolutely necessary in a Democracy," she said.
The conference was staged by the Tallahassee-based James Madison
Institute founded by former Florida State University President Stan
Marshal. This old reporter (accompanied by my wife who wanted to see
the Iron Lady of England) thought her speech beat anything that was said
in the Florida capitol last week.
She said the Greek philosophies of Plato. Aristotle and Socrates were
not based on faith In biblical beliefs and did'not last. On the other hand.
the moral rules of ethics for individuals found in Judaism, Christianity
and Islamism have caused those religions-all based on one God inter-
preted byprophets-to last throughout the ages.
'The love of God and your neighbors," she said; "are the foundations
of a free society." .
The conference was titled "Reclaiming America's Cultural and Moral
Heritage." Stay tuned for more about it later.
LEGISLATURE JUST GOT DIRTY
Some would say it's normal, of course, but the-legislative session just
got dirty with Gov. Lawton Chiles playing an unseemly race card- in his
fight against tobacco'and'the federal court-ordering redistricting the Third
Congressional District by May 22.
Race-like some say of patriotism and religion-is the last resort of
scoundrels, especially In the South.
Chiles probably wouldhave ,won his battle to demonize the tobacco
,, indus.ry.,and aypid-an Averride.ol his-law stripping them of crucial- court-
. defenses anyway. The statewide advertising campaign claiming some.
50,000 blacks die from tobacco-related illnesses each year is demigogery
of the issue of the worst kind.
If more blacks suffer from tobacco use it is because more of them
made the choice to smoke. And why, pray tell, are they any different from
any poor smoker of any other race who can't quit?
The move is in the same category, perhaps, as the last minute tele-
phone lies Chiles' campaign made to seniors in the 1994 campaign when
it appeared Jeb Bush was going to beat him. This time, however, Chiles
can't claim he didn't know about it.
The fact is the law Chiles and his henchmen sneaked through the
Legislature .without debate is a boon to trial lawyers who will profit
immensely in lawsuits against tobacco manufacturers.
And business Is right, of course, in assuming that if Chiles and his
political henchmen bring down tobacco, the door Is open for another
group of politicians to next take on alcohol, gun manufacturers or any
other unpopular Industry, including beef cattle ranchers.
But you haven't seen anything yet. Just wait until lawmakers square
off on redistricting. The white democrats, you see, want their faithful, eas-
ily controlled black voters back in their districts so they can win. White
Republicans want to keep them separated in districts of their own so they
can't vote against them In their races with Democrats who know better
how to cater to blacks. And black legislators-like all Incumbents--don't
want anybody messing with their districts.
Term limits would be a much better solution.
Someday black voters are going to start voting-their interests whether
conservative or liberal-and ignore the phony race issue. We'll have a bet-
ter country then.
Here's the Capitol News Roundup
NO NEW TAXES IN SENATE. HOUSE BUDGETS
Both the Senat6 and House versions of the 1996 budget that will be
pariment have the Deputy on duty lock
the gates to the Beacon Hill Park at dusk
each evening and unlock them again in
Invoice/North Florida Construc-
tlon- Beacon Hill Park-Bill Kennedy. of
Preble-Rish. Inc.. presented the Board
with an Invoice from North Florida Con-
struction in the amount of 839.667.93. for
work done to the Beacon Hill Park. He re-
ported that Building Inspector Combs had
visited the site and inspected the work.
Comm. Hammond moved to pay the In-
voice. The motion was seconded by Comm.
Armstrong. and ii passed unanimously.
Beacon Hill Park- Motorized Veht-
cles-Upon inquiry by Mr. Williams, re-
garding the use of go-carts in Beacon Hill
Park. Comm. Hammond stated that he did
not foresee this as being a permanent
problem. He also stated that if the prob-
lem persisted. the County would further
deterrents at the park boundaries.
Hammond stated the Chief Administrator
Butler is working on a plan for Gulf
County's unanticipated revenues and will
be providing more information in the next
Department Of Community Affairs
VS. Holmes. Washington. and Gulf
Counties- Tropical Storm Hazard Mitiga-
tion Funds-Chairman Traylbr stated that
he has signed two letters, to Ripresenta-
tive Robert Trammell and Senator Pat
Thomas. requesting assistance in acquir-
ing some of the Tropical Storm Alberto
Hazard Mitigation funds for Gulf County.
He reported that the letters are an ef-
fort on Gulf County's part to coordinate
with other Counties and State Representa- "
tives in an attempt to receive some of the
monies lor counties with Ilood damage
from Tropical Storm Alberto
Following a discussion. Chairman'
Traylor requested that either Chief Admin-
istrator Butler or Administrator Wells at-
tend a conference scheduled In Tallahas-
see. for Tuesday morning. March 19.-
1996. at 11:30 a.m.. E.S.T. in the office of
Senator W.D. Childers to discuss possible
avenues of pursuit in obtaining some of
the monies for Gulf County.
Following further discussion. Chief
Administrator Buler noted that Attorney
Sanders had suggested that the County
may wish to hold a press conference.
With no further business and upon
motion by Comm. Yeager, second by
Comm. Hammond. and unanimous vote.
the meeting did then adjourn at 7:45 p.m..
Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
/s/Benny C. Lister. Clerk
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voted on this week propose no new statewide taxes and the increase of
total spending is the lowest in 20 years.
There are big differences in the $40 billion spending plans for
schools, prisons, and social services that will go'to the joint conference
committee. The budget Is the only legislation lawmakers must complete
during the session which is scheduled to end May 3. If the differences are
not resolved by then, the session will go into overtime.
But the question of whether Legislators are going to stay in
Tallahassee for the usual overtime became moot anyway last week when
the federal court ordered them to redistrict the Third Congressional
District by May 22.
The most controversial question facing the compromise committee
will be school funding. The House wants to change the funding formula
for public schools and give school districts more say in how they spend
$6.6 billion earmarked for them in both budgets.
The Senate keeps the existing public school funding formula. Both
the Senate and House budgets have $500 million more going into public
schools than last year, but the House couldn't agree on a funding formu-
la In the face of stiff opposition from South Florida districts.
The House budget contains $200 million to reduce kindergarten
through third grade class sizes. The Senate doesn't.
Both budgets provide for a three percent pay raise for state workers
employees at a $1,000 minimum effective Jan 1.1997 and $300 million
for revenue bonds to purchase environmentally sensitive lands.
Issues on which the two budgets differ are Senate proposals to reduce
welfare cash payments for a family of three from $303 to $275 and elim-
inate 1,400 administrative positions in Health and Rehabilitative
House proposals the Senate disagrees with are revenue bonding for
new prisons and juvenile justice facilities and up to a 10 percent hike in
LAKE OCKLAWAHA HOLDS ON
Environmentalists out to destroy a prized fishing hole in Northeast
Florida were held off for at least another year when the Florida House and
Senate voted not to spend $2 million to breach Rodman Dam and help
restore the winding river to its original route.
The House voted 59-57 against it. The Senate defeated It by a voice
vote. The money would have come from a trust fund dedicated to local
The dam and the lake it created are part of the completed section of
the Cross Florida Barge Canal that was abandoned by executive order of
President Richard Nixon in the 1970's after environmentalists crusaded
Freedom and Democracy
Can't Survive Unless Based
on Biblical Principles
Former Prime Minister Margaret
Thatcher Tells Clearwater Audience
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1996
Spring Carnival Saturday at Faith Christian
There will be a Spring Carni-
val at Faith Christian School, lo-
cated at 801 20th Street in Port
St. Joe, on Friday, April 26 from
1995-96 Gold Card Banquet
Is Set For Thursday, May 2
1iS,- The Gulf County Schools
W. O ;. Gold Card Club Awards Banquet
will be held Thursday, May 2, at
7:00 p.m., in the Commons Area
4 oof Port St. Joe High School. This
r "r '* Joe High School students who
InC" G have received two Gold Cards
S1t during the first four six weeks
a grading periods of this school
year or have a 3.5 G.P.A. for the
I"lk first semester.
Guest speaker for the ban-
i- quet will be Eddie Holland, a
1971 honor graduate of Port St.
Joe High School. Mr. Holland is
SS n f Vice President of Power Genera-
tion/Transmissioi and Corporate
nt Counsel for Gulf Power Company
Congratulations to Brownie Troop 472 upon winning the poster "
contest during Songfest, April 13 at Camp Eleanor, Panama City ,
Beach. Pictured are Tarah Redmon, Tori Kelly, Kayla Siprell, Lead- "' '
er, Pam Davis, Savanna Smith, Brittany Miller, Amanda Davis and .. -
Leader, Trina Siprell.
In I John we find, "And
this commandment we
have from him, 'that he
who loves God should love
his brother also." Following
the commandments of God
is not always easy. Howev-
er, it should be.
There are many types of
Christians in our community, and all over the
world. There is a line in a hymn which goes,
"When the whole world lives for Him." This
should be the goal of every Christian. We are
brothers and sisters in Christ. Evangelism -is
telling the whole world about Jesus, our Savi-
As a person I have loved my brothers and
sister. I hope all of you have had feelings of love
for your siblings. I John tells us a lot about
love, arid we should all read it again.
Discover God's love!
BAPTIST CHURCH I .,
1601 Long Avenue Port St 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)
SWednesday Children's choirs 6 p.m.: Children & youth missions
7 p.m.; Prayer & devotion 7 p.m.; Adult Praise Choir 8 p.m.
Mr Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth'
Sunday Bible Study (all ages) ................:..9:00 CST
Morning Worship ......................................10:00 CST
Evening Worship .................................. 6:30 CST
Wednesday Bible Study (all ages) ........6:30 CST
It is in turbulent times like these
that you need direction,
is here for you.
FIRST UNIOn BANK BUILDING, MONUMENT AVENUE, PORT ST. JOE
SUNDAY WORSHIP 10.OOAM AND 6.OOPM REV. MARTY MARTIN, PASTOR 229-9254
and 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 on April 29.
Retires From Telecommunications
On April 3, Barnum G. Pitts was honored with a luncheon to
commemorate his retirement from St. Joseph Telecommunica-
tions. Higdon Swatts, Operations Manager, shown right, presented
the retiree with a certificate of appreciation for 33 1/2 years of
loyal service to the company.
Pitts was employed in August of 1962 as Plant Serviceman and
has become well known by the people of Wewahitchka during these
years of service.. .
Also attending the luncheon were his wife, friends, and fellow
employees, all wishing him well. Barnum will be missed by his
many friends and fellow workers.
The First Baptist Church has
expanded their ministry with a
8:30 a.m. worship service on
Sunday. They would like to Invite
the community to come arid join
them. The 8:30 service is also fol-
lowed by a 11:00 worship.
A nursery is provided for ser-
vices, and there is a children's
church during the 11:00 service.
Soap Box Derby
In Overstreet Sat.
Everyone, is invited to attend
,a Soap Box Derby to be held at
Overstreet Bible Churah on Sat-
urday, April 27, beginning at
The Junior Class of Port St.
Joe High School would like to
thank all of the parents, teachers,
and other community members
whose efforts contributed to the
success of the 1996 Jr.-Sr. Prom.
The Florida House of Repre-
sentatives passed a bill support-
ing student's rights to voluntarily
pray' at school events, such as
graduation and football games.
"I applaud the House of Rep-
S resentatives for its decision to
support free speech including re-
ligious speech," said John Dow-
less, executive director of Chris-
tian Coalition of Florida. "Polls
show that the majority of Ameri-
cans believe in and pray to God
daily. It's time for students of
faith to be given the same oppor-
The amendment, sponsored
by Rep. Mackey, should proceed
to the Senate upon the passage of
HB 1041, an education package.
'We encourage the State Sen-:
ate to pass this measure and
send it to the governor's desk
Rev. Neal Miller, pastor of
Glad Tidings Assembly of God in
Wewahitchka, would like to invite
everyone to attend their upcom-
ing revivl.-'Steve Pettls-and his
family will be participating In the
The revival will begin on April
28 at 10:30 a.m. and at 6:00 p.m.
On April 29 through May 3 ser-
vices will start at 7:00 p.m. each
Zion Fair Missionary Baptist
Church will be celebrating their
Pastor's fifth anniversary this
coming Sunday, April 28.
Moderator Rufus Wood, pas:
tor of the Love Center Church in
Panama City will be the 11:00
Rev. Chester Davis, of Saint
Peter Baptist Church in Perry,
will be the 6:00 p.m. speaker.
Local churches and the com-
munity are cordially invited to
come and share the joy of the
New Life Christian Center will
'be having a Family and Friends'
Day on Sunday, April 28th begin-
ning at 11 a.m. The guest speak-
er will be Rev. Walter Ales of De-
Pastor ,Johnny and. Shirley
Jenkins and the church family
are asking everyone to come out
and have a glorious time in the
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FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
REV. BILL WHITE, PASTOR
2420 Long Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
Sunday School .........................................10 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........................................11 a.m.
Sunday Evening ..............................................6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ....................................... p.m.
Games, food and fellowship
for all ages are the main attrac-
tions. There will be a fishing
booth, duck pond, Pepsi toss,
milk bottle throw and dart bal-
loons. Win a gold fish with a ping
pong throw The country store
will feature toys, knick-knacks,
kitchen items, books, canned
goods, dishes and plants. A
dunking booth will be in opera-
Plan to have supper (4:30-
6:30 p.m.) with them, maybe a
hot dog or barbecue. Baked goods
will also be available. After eating,
Youth Hold Car
The youth of Howard Creek,
White City, and Grace Baptist
Churches (and their friends) will
hold a car wash and garage sale
this Saturday morning, April 27th
at the First Union Bank on Monu-
ment Avenue in Port St. Joe.
The kids will use the pro-
ceeds from the event to help pay
their expenses to attend Centri-
fuge, a Christian summer camp.
Both the garage sale and the car
wash will begin at 8:00 a.m. and
end at noon. Your support will be
4 until 8 p.m.
Join the group for an old-
fashioned auction. New goods do-
nated by merchants and friends
in Apalachicola, Wewahitchka
and Port St. Jbe will go to the
Faith Christian School invites
you and your children to its an-
nual Spring Carnival this Friday,
beginning at 4 o'clock!
Overstreet Bible Church will
be holding a gospel sing on Satur-
day, April 27, at 7:00 p.m. Every-
one is invited to participate and
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.
1 o0's or Dogwoods in Bloom
Large Selection of Azaleas
? '.se ;
Oliver F. Taylor
Visitation Minister, First
United Methodist Church
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
t+ Sunday School 9:45
++ ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
I IA^ FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
S: 5 08 CHURCH
I 'I 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
SUNDAY WORSHIP .........................10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL ................................11 a.m.
fU (5N' *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children "
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor
SCome Find Out'What All the'Excitement Is at 2247-Hwv. 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 STUDYr
P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
SCornerof20th Street & Marvin Avenue
Join Us For Worship .. .
Overstreet Bible Church
A Non-Denominational Church
Sunday School 1 a.m., CST V .
Morning Worship 11 a.m., CST ..
Evening Service 6 p.m., CST Pastor Guy Labonte
Wed. Bible Study 6 p.m., CST Phone: 648-5912
Cath te Constitutin Anon umeont
Catch the SM t 'PortSt.Joe
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 Metwodist Church
111 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church .......................9:00 a.m. CT
SChurch School .....................10:00 a.m. CT
CHRISTIANITY ON THE MOVE
Dr. Loule Andrews, Pastor John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT
SFIRSt sr/ArST CHUtRe
Jim Davis, Pastor
N. 15th Street
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1996 PAGE 7B
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1984 Chevrolet Caprice Estate wagon,
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works. $500. Call 227-7205.
Entire Inventory of_ Coyote Imports,
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Large one bedroom 8th Street apart-
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Evenings, 648-4338. Itp 4/25
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No pets. 647-5361. tfe 4/11
Large three bdrm. apartment, first
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One bdrm. apartment, cen. air and
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BAYOU STORAGE, units for rental
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Hwy. C-30 next to Todd Land Devel-
opment. Call 229-8397 or 227-2191.
The Phantry Hotel, Rooms Private
baths. Daily or weekly rates. 302 Reid
Ave. Port St. Joe, 229-9000. tfc 4/4
Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tapper
Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable hous-
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efficient const., handicapped equip-
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fur., fully carpeted, 1 bdim., apts,,
Equal Opportunity Housing Com-
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This complex is funded by the Farm-
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Call 229-6353 for more information.
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* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
No need for wet 'carpets. Dry clean
..them with HOST..Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St.-'Joe Fiarni-
ture, 227-1251. tfc 4/4,
PINE RIDGE APTS., (904) 227-7451.
Rents starting at $245.00 per mo. Af-
fordable Living for low to middle in-
come families. Featuring 1, 2 & 3
bedroom apts. with cen. h&a, energy
saving appliances, patios & outside
storage. For hearing impaired call
(904) 472-3952. Equal. Housing .Op-
portunity. t. fc4/4
Apartment for rent, 2
bedroom, 1 ba. Call
Kenny at 227-7241 or
Warehouses, small and large, some
with office, suitable for small busi-
ness, 229-6200. tfc 4/4
Now for Rent:
S* Great Location ,
(next to Citizen Federal)
SReady for Occupancy
Yard Sale. Saturday. 8 until. 3 Fami-
lies. Corner 29th St and Hwy. 98,
Mexico Beach. 'Itp 4/25
Garage Sale and Car Wash this Satur- -
day morning at First Union Bank.
Proceeds to help send youth from lo- !'.'
cal churches to summer camp.,
Thanks for your support
Yard Sale: Saturday, April 27, 8 to 1.
Cleaning out. 335 Atlantic St., St. Joe
Beach. Rain cancels.
Moving Sale: My discards can be your
treasures. Misc. items, large size la-
dies clothing, shoes new and used.
Thursday and Friday, April 25 & 236
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 450 Pompano
St., Highland View.
Moving Sale: 2109 Palm Blvd. Furni-
ture, sporting equipment and lots of
misc. Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. until.
Rain moves Inside.
PSJ Garden Club Spring Clean Sale
at Garden Center on 8th St. April 26
and 27. Cakes, pies, bulbs, plants, a
'little bit of everything.
Garage Sale: Saturday, April 27th, 8-
12. Lots 'misc., pillows, arts, crafts,
dishes, etc. 105 35th St., Mexico
3 families. Yard Sale, Saturday, April
,. 27, 2013 Marvin Ave. Children's
Clothes, children's toys, nic nacks,,
lots of misc. 8 a.m. noon.
MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE 6924
Alabama Ave., Port St. Joe Beach.
Saturday, April 27, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00
p.m. Some large furniture Items.
New shipments of Antiques
due in Friday, April 26.
Big Barn Flea Market
We buy and sell.
412 Monument Ave.
Front end specialist needed. Experi-
enced, good salary. Apply in person.
See Mike at Western Auto.
St. Joseph Bay Country Club has po-
sition available for versatile, person.
Duties will include cashier, clerk,
light bookkeeping, relief restaurant &
bar employee. Some weekends re-
quired. Applications may be obtained
from Pro Shop or bookkeeper.
Part-time position available Immedi-
ately leading to full time by 6-1-96.
Experience in waitressing, bar tend-
ing and light cooking helpful, but not
required. Some weekends -'required.
Application can be placed at St. Jo-
seph Bay Country Club. 3tc 4/25
Custodian: Gulf County Guidance
Clinic has an immediate opening for a
part time custodian. Duties Include:
cleaning, light maintenance, and
occasional errands. Min. req.: H.S.
dipl. or equiv., valid Florida driver's
license, and HRS screening. Hourly
salary. Apply to: Edwin R. Alles,
Executive Director, Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Inc. 311 Williams
Ave, Port St. Joe, FL, 32456. E.O.E.
nlL_ A, Ifo
Case Manager: Gulf County Guid-
ance Clinic has two (2) openings for
Case Managers on a Crisis Counsel-
ing Grant. Duties include: Home vis-,
its, case management, crisis interven-
tiorn, group counseling and con-
sultation. These are temporary posi-
tions. Mii. req.: A Bachelor's Degree
in a mental health discipline & com-
pletion of all HRS screening. Apply
to: Edwin R. Ailes, Gulf County Guid-
ance Clinic, Inc. 311 Williams Ave,
Port St. Joe, FL, 32456.
Cook: KIDS Instructional Day Service
(K.I.D.S.) has an immediate opening
for a cook. Duties include: food
preparation, meal planning,
purchasing & record keeping. Min.
req.: H.S. dipl. or.equiv., valid Florida
driver's license, and HRS screening.
Applicants with experience given
preference. Hourly salary. Apply to:
'K.I.D.S;, 311 Williams Ave, Port St.
Joe, FL, 32456. E.O.E.
Executive Secretary: Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Inc. is accepting ap-
plications for an Executive Secretary.
Duties include: Word processing,
scheduling, record keeping, and pub-
lie relations. Min. req.: H.S. dipl. or
equiv., typing' skills of at least 40
wpm, HRS screening and good written
language skills. Must be personable
and relate well to the public. Appli-
cants with experience will be given
preference. Salary plus excellent
fringe benefits. Apply to: Edwin R.
Ailes, Executive Director, Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Inc. 311 Williams.
Ave, Port St. Joe, FL, 32456. E.O.E.
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. 2tc 4/18
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
TADES S RVC.
Bingo Extravaganza Until the End
of May! Bingo is being held every
Thursday at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick's
Hall In Apalachicola. In addition to
the regular games, a Jackpot of $250
will be given away weekly. There will
also be two split-the-pot cover-alls
each evening. 5tc 4/25
You supply the paint, name your
price. I will paint your house. Job
guaranteed. Call Mark 229-1045.
Wewa Serenity Group. Presbyteriah
Church, Hwy. 71, Al"Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.
Surfside Serenity Group, Ist United
Methodist Church. 22nd St.. Mexico
Beach. Monday 7:30: Friday 7:30.
All times central. 647-8054.
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday. 8:00 p.m.
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues; & Thurs. meetings at Ist United
Methodist Church. PSJ ; '
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street-
Port St. Joe 227-2112
Specializing in Reroofs a
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price"
Fayo's Nail & '
TOTAL NAIL CARE -
Certified Nail Technician
1905 Long Ave., Port St. 'Joe
Wolff Tanning System Call for Appt.
Port SL Joe Lodge No. Ill
Reg. Stated Communication
1st 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.
7S0 tdePe./a 1maMe
New Cleansers and Cosmetics ..
for any.skin.type .. ,',
Pot information or
(904) 647-8322 4 t4/18
Catherine L. Collier
,Idenpendent 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 our Lawn Service Needs'
MOWING, EDGING, TRIMMING, SPRAYING,
FERTILIZING, WEEDING, CLEAN OUTS,
SPRINKLER REPAIR, AND LANDSCAPING
Call 229-6435 to 4/6
announces NEW PENTIUMS
starting at $1 69,
P75 Multimedia- $1,365,
P50's from $1799
227-6590 or 647-3339
LOANS D J PAWN SHOP
'The Little House with the Big Deals"
Corner of E, Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Business: (904) 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Frl. 10-5, Sat. 9-12
Harmon's Heavy Equipment co.
Specializing in Black Top Soil
BULLDOZERS BACKHOES -LOADERS *TRACTORS DUMPTRUCKS
648-8924 OR 648-5767 if no answer
LIC # RF0051042
FREE ESTIMATES I RG 0051008
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA' 904/229-6821
*Residential' Custom Wood,
A 8 R Fence
Feasra ad Concrete Work
Albert Flelschmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 (904) 647-4047
Steve Brant's Rooting
Licensed & Insured
/ Lic. #RC0050321 :'
Port St. Joe Cal 2296326
pd thru Apnl
All Type Electilcal Work
S24 Hr. Service
UC. IERO 13168 INSUREDD
C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box AIC, Port St. Joe
Average Stump $10.00
A-1 Tree Service &r Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
MOWING 'RAKING WEEDING
C.,'s I t wn
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach,
Port St. Joe & Wewahitchka
"I will work for YOU!" CLYDE SANFORD
Mexico Beach, FL
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I st. Joe Rent-All, Inc. I
I Small Engine Repairs I
Factory Warranty Center
Chain Saws /
I 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 work
Rock bottom prices! Licensed general
contractor. The House Doctors, (904)
647-3452 or 1-800-919-HOUSE.
Se o a i z e e fc 112
I JOe Rent-AlI
r Warehouses -
First St W .-2112
BOB'S PAINT &
29 Continuous Yearsof
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work.
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
*Call or See BOB HEACOCK
BaltzellAve. Phone 227-7229
Don't forgetthe outside
of your house, porch,
sidewalk and driveway.
INSURANCE FREE ESTIMATES
4476 Hwy,. 98, #3
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Owned e \
/ 0 \o c
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
* Rea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
*Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
[0 FAMILY OWNED
1 PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Servihg Gul Co. & 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. tfe 3/28
--'f ". .. .. "-t Stucco Re-F -
Residential & Commercial
Just Give Us A Call
DEGRRF Lew- 227-6628
Scene nio. R00033177 *
PILING & CONSTRUCTION CO.
Foundation Piling Crane Rental
Post Office Box 624 Telephone (904) 229-6411
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Mobile (904) 227-6284
I .--- --- S -
Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Free Estimates and Design
Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. Si FsLfE
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 C1/4 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 .fc12/14
PAGE 8B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1996
JOB NOTICE: The City of Port St. Joe
is accepting applications for the fol-
Application and Job description may
be picked up and returned to the Mu-
nicipal Building, 305 Fifth St., April
The City of Port St Joe enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
THE CITY, OF PORT ST. JOE
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk 2t 4/25
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
Captains, Mates, Engineers, ABs,
OSs, experienced Deckhands needed
for offshore oil industry. Competitive
salary, benefits, hitch schedules. Call
Maritime, 904-234-9900. 12tp 3/7
LOOKING for mature individual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
ca 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
Has anyone seen Kristin Renfro's
dog? She is a small Yorkie w/brown/
black/grey hair & her name is Prissy.
She limps on her back left leg. Lost in
the area of Woodward Ave. and 8th
St. Please call 229-6013 (day) or 229-
8375 (evening) if you find her.
1993 Cavalier. 3 bdrm., 2 ba. cen.
heat and air. 28'x48'. Nice and clean.
.271-2071. lc 4/25
One hp Sears Craftsman table saw.
with stand and 10" blade, $125. 647-
5120. Itc 4/25
1989 Coleman popup camper, sleeps
5. Great condition, air cond., stove &
gas tank,. $2.400.. 647-5120.
Bedroom suite, headboard, 2 night ta--
bles, triple dresser w/mirrors, mat-
tress & box springs, like new. $300.
648-4021. Itc 4/25
Overstuffed sofa and chair, dark blue..
$400. Very good cond. 648-8007.
Dining table, 4 chairs, china cabinet
and sofa sleeper. All in good cond.
Call 639-5164 and leave message.
Convection cooker. $60, large prin-
cess chair. S60. sofa w/6 loose cush-
ions $70. 227-1364.
Remodeling and Redecorating Sale:
Absolutely like new top of the line
queen size bedding set, $325 firm..
Mahogany antique tea cart. $225
firm. Brown and tan plaid on beige
color sofa & chair. Nice pine frame
with loose cushions, good cond. $90.
BAHAMA CRUISE! 5 days/4 nights.
Under booked Must Sell! $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/IS
One John Deere tractor w/hvdraulic
disc; onie 1Massey-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
New shipments of Antiques
due in Friday, April 26.
Big Barn Flea Market
We buy and sell.
412: Monument Ave.
ABANDONED DOUBLEWIDEI 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 nonth. Call 913-0407.
NEW DOUBLEWIDE! 3 bd., 2 ba., su-
er nice. Payments as low as
219.00. Must seel Call 1-800-309-
5591. 4tc 4/18
APPLY BY PHONE! Free, fast and EZ.
Call 913-0402. 4tc 4/18
NEW 16X801 3 bd., 2 ba. glamour
bath, island stove, and much more,
-Take over payments of $219.00 per
month. Call 913-6222. 4tc 4/18
Shihtzu male, black and white, one
year and six months old. 639-2559.
AKC fawn boxer female, one year old,
white .markings, black mask, loves
children, $200 obo. 227-1635.
Rat terrier, puppies, $125 each. Call
648-5306.. 2tc 4/18
Monthly flea program need help? Ask
B&B Feed & Seed 639-5488 about the
HAPPYJACK 3-X FLEA COLLAR. Kills
male & female &dult fleas. For dogs &
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.
1/2 Acre + Lots. Jones Homestead
area. Owner financing, easy terms.
Mobile homes and horses 'allowed.
Call Leonard Costin, 647-8317.
For Sale or Lease with Option to
Buy: 189 Barbara Dr.. Port SL Joe. 3
bd., 2 ba. modular home 24'x670. \'i-
nyl siding, roof over roof,- cen. ac &
heat, ceiling fans throughout,, garden
tub, some appliances, 12x24, block
workshop, fenced yard, nice neighbor-
hood. Asking $48,000. Call days 227-
1342, evenings and weekends, -874-
2497. 4tp 4/25
For Sale by Owner: Lovely 3 bd. 1
ba.. country style home on 2 Highland
View lots. The house is in very good
cond. & it is only 10 yrs. old. It is lo-
cated in ,a very good neighborhood.
FEATURES INCLUDE: Cen. h&a, cen.
vacuum. oversize bathroom w/linen
closet, ceiling fans In very room, bay
window w/drapes, stove, Ig. pantry &
plenty of cabinets & counter top
space, privacy fence. Ig. shop,
screened back porch, and a separate
laundry rm. Please call for an ap-
pointment at 227-1279. $48,000 firm.
The Best of Both Worlds! COUNTRY
LIVING .on beautiful Wetappo Creek
(Gulf County) and only 7 miles from
THE BEACHES. 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath,
DR, LR, Ig. FL rm. & laun. rm., cen.
h/a, ww carpet, stone fp, on secluded
1/2 acre w/deeded access to boat
launching and campground facilities.
$65,000.'648-8334. 2tc 4/25
Hwy. 98, Highland View, was
$88.500. now $78.500. Three year old
immaculate 2 bdrm.. I ba. on pilings,
under house parking. storage rm.,
fish house, much more. Best bay view
around. 227-1659. 2tp'4/18
For Sale by Owner: 12'x47' mobile
home on 1/2 acre. Overstreet.commiu-
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.
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. tfc4/4
2.73 acres for sale at Sunshine
Farms, comer lot, $15,000 negotia-
ble. 827-2379. tfc 11/9
For sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'x16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace,and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
until. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. tfc 4/4
Business for Sale: Phantry Building'
and extra lot. Income producing.
Three business units downstairs and
a manager's apartment, Four hotel
rooms w/full baths upstairs. 24 cli-
mate-controlled mini-storage units
upstairs.and down. Best location in
town for detail outlets. Call 1-800-
800-9894. tfc 4/4
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
RALPH M. MILLS, SR.,
vs. CASE NO.: 95-0403-CA
JAMES WARD. RELEASE WARD, AND
ALL OTHERS CLAIMING TITLE HEREIN,
AMEND NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JAMES WARD and RELEASE WARD, If alive.
and If dead, the unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,.
grantees, creditors and all other parties claiming
by, through, under or against them; and all
unknown natural persons, if alive and if dead or
not known to be dead or alive, their several and
respective unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors and all other parties claiming
by, through or under those unknown natural
persons; and all claimants, persons, or parties,
natural'or corporate, or whose exact legal status Is
unknown, claiming under any of the above-narmed
or described defendants or parties or claiming to
have any right, title, or interest In and to the lands
which are the subject matter of this action.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose, to
Sulet title to set aside the mortgage and for
arnages on the following property in Gulf County,
Lots 9 and 10 of Block 8 of Unit 4,.
Riverside Estates, Addition to Iola
According to the official map or plat
thereof on ile in the office of the Clerk
of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a.copy of your written defenses, if any, to It
on Sher L. Allan, the. Plaintiffs attorney, whose
address is 434 Magnolia Avenue, Panama City,
Florida 32401, on or before JUNE 10. 1996, and
file the original with the clerk of this court either
before service on the plaintiffs attorney or
Immediately thereafter otherwise.a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition,
DATEDlON April 17, 1996.
As Clerk ofthe Court
By: /s/ C. Bridges
As Deputy Clerk
2tc, April 25 and May 2, 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 OF ACTION
TO: THE ESTATE OF JACK SHEFIIELD, 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
status is unknown, claiming under any pf the
above named or described Defendant or parties or
claiming to have any right, tide 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 corner of Block 12 and
run southerly a distance of 35 feet
along the Westerly 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 of said block, thence northwestely
along the Northerly boundary line of
said block to the Point .of Beginning,
according to the Offmdtcl Map of the
City of Port St. Joe. Florida on fie in
the Omice of the Clerk of Circuit of Gulf
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if mny, to It,
on CHARLES A. COSTIN, ESQUIRE, 'Plaintiffs
attorney, whose address is Post Office 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 Lhereafter. otherwise, a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petiton.
DATED ON April 8, 1996.
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/Marian Parker,.
As Deputy Clerk .
4tc, April 11, 18, 25 and May 2. 1996.
NOTICE OF ELECTION
Be It known that I, Sandra B. Mortham, Secretary
of State of the State of the State of Florida., do
hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will
be held in Gulf County. State of Florida. on the
Rrst Tuesday after the frst Monday in November,
AD. 1996, the said Tuesday being the FIFTH day
of NOVEMBER, to fill or retain the following
President and'Vice President'
Representative''fo the- Second Congressional
Retention of 3 Justices of the Florida Supreme
S Court .
Retention of 5 Judges, First District Court of
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court Judge(s).
Groups) 1. 4. 6, 7 and 9
County Court Judge(s), Group(s) none
State Attorney: Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
Public Defender: Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
State Senators for Senatorial District(s): 3
Stale Representatives for House Distlct(s): 7
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Supervisor of Elections
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 District
Groupss: 1, 2 and 4
IN Testimony Whereof. I Hereunto set my, hand
and affixed the Great Seal of the State of Florida,
at Tallahassee, The Capital, this the Twenty-ninth
day of March, AD., 1996.
s// Sandra B. Mortham
Secretary of State
2tc, April 18 and 25, 1996.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
SEASHORES HOUSE' FOR
SALE, nice stucco 3 bdrm., 2 J.
ba.; Lanai w/heated pool; gar- !
age & storage bldg. $110,000.
206 Narvaez St.
Half 'acre, lots for saleS Hwy. 386,
\Oterstreet, 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. Over4
street Road. Owner financing. 227-
2020, ask for Billy. tfe 4/4
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road.
1 mile off Overstreet Road. 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfe 4/4
LOCAL ART WANTED. Display it.
consign it or sell at AUCTION at Port
Theatre. Stop by. or call 229-9282.
FOR GULF.COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 96-44
NOTICE OF ACTION
BANKERS TRUST (COMPANY) AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE RURAL HOUSING TRUST 1987- 1,
GERALD G. DYKES, et ux., et al.,
JOYCE DYKES, if alive, and/or dead his
(their) unknown heirs, devisees, legatees
or grantees and all persons or parties
claiming by, through, under or against
Unknown directors and officers of
AUSTATE ENTERPRISES, INC. n/k/a/
NOVAS SERVICE, INC.. a Corporation, its
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 filed against you and you are required to ,
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it
on SPEAR AND HOFFMAN. P.A., Attorneys,whose
address is 708 South Diide Highway, Coral Gables,
Florida 33146. (305) 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. Lster
As Clerk of the Court
By. /a/ C. Bridges
As Deputy Clerk
4tc. April 18 and 25 and May 2 and 9, 1996,
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUrr OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 96-20
INRE: The Estate of
S REGINE F. LUCAS.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
REGINE F. LUCAS, deceased. File Number 96-20,
is pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County.
Florida., Fobate Division. the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse. 1000 5th Street. Port SL
Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses of
the Personal Representatives and their attorney
are set forth below.
All interested persons are required to file
WITHIN THREE 13) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. Ill All
claims against the estate and 121 any objection by
an interested person on whom notice was served
that challenges the validity of the Will, the.
qualifications of the Personal Representative,
venue or jurisdiction of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
DATE of the first publication of this Notce of
Administration April 18, 1996.
/s/WILLIAM J. RISH -
RISH & GIBSON. P.A.
303 4th Street
P. 0. Box 39
Port SL Joe. Florida 32457
ATrORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES
FL BAR NO. 0066806
/s/ MORRIS L FATHERREE
7230 Mound Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530
/s/ ROBERT P. FATHERREE
675 Lathrop Ct.
Napa. CA 94558
Co PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
2tc. April 18 and 25. 1996. -- ,
State of Florida
Department Of Environmental Protection
The Department of Environmental Protection,
Division of Environmental Resource Permitting. Is
soliciting public comments on an application for a
coastal construction permit submitted by the
Florida Department'of Transportation, pursuant to
Chapter 161.053, Florida Statutes, and 62B-33,
Florida Administrative Code.
This application Is for County Road 30E. Plans for
this proposed project are, available for public
inspection at the Florida Department of
Transportation Ofice. Hwy, 90 East Chipley,
Florida from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM or, by
appointment, at the office, of the Bureau of
Beaches and Coastal Systems at 5050 West
Tennessee Street, Building B, Tallahassee, Florida.
from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
This public comment notice is being distributed in
order to assist the Department of Environmental
Protection in developing facts on which to base a
decision on the permit application. For accuracy
and completeness all comments should be
submitted in writing with supporting data,
evidence, or rationale to furnish a clear
understanding of the basis for the comments. The
decision as to whether a permit will be issued will
be based on an evaluation of: It) The design
adequacy of the proposed construction. (2) The
expected impact of the proposed construction to
the beach/dune system. (3) The expected impact
of the proposed construction to adjacent
properties. (4) The expected Impact of the proposed
construction on lateral public beach access. (5)
Appropriate siting of the proposed construction
with respect to local setback, zoning restrictions,
and maximum usage of upland portions of the
property. (6) The expected Impact of the proposed
construction on nesting sea turtles and hatchlings
and their habitat "
Comments should be sent to the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau
of Beaches and Coastal System, 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 310,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399 within 14 days of this
notice, and should refer to file number GU-215.
Itc, April 25, 1996.
-IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
J. B. JINKS; and BEN REDDING, Trustee
vs. CASE NO: 93-276
KATHLEEN T. FAILED; ELMER LEE
FAILED, SR., a/k/a ELMER FAILE; J.
N. FAILE and wife, VERTIE LEE FAILED
and JOHN D. BRYANT and wife,
ESSIE V. BRYANT, including the heirs
and devisees, successors and assigns.
whether known or unknown, alive or
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: KATHLEEN T. FAILED: ELMER LEE FAILE, SR.,
a/k/a ELMER FAILE; J. N. FAILE and wife,
VERTIE LEE FAILE and JOHN D. BRYANT
and wife, ESSIE V. BRYANT, If living and, if
deceased, any known party who may claim as
heir, devisee, grantee, assignee, lienor,
creditor, trustee, or other claimant by.
through, under or against him; any unknown
party who may claim as heir, devlsee, grantee,
assignee, lienor, creditor, trustee or other
claimant, by, through, under or against
KATHLEENT. FAILE; ELMER LEE FAILED, SR.
a/k/a ELMER FAILE: J. N. FAILE and wife,
VERTIE LEE FAILED and JOHN D. BRYANT
and wife, ESSIE V. BRYANT, all parties having
or claiming to have any right, title or interest
in the following described property, situate,
lying and being in Gulf County, Florida, to wit:
Beginning at the Southeast corner of the
Southwest corner of the Southwest
Quarter of Section 13, Township 4 South.
Range 10 West, then run North 35 chains,
then run West 3.5 chains, then run South
8 chains to the Southeast corner ofW. C.
Whaley Blue Gator tract, thence run
South 8 chains, thence run West 550 feet,
thence run South 365 feet for the point of
beginning thence run South 100 feet,
thence run West 200 feet, thence run
North 100 feet, thence run East 200 feet
to the point of beginning In Section 13,
Township 4 South, Range 10 West; this lot
is faced on the East and North by a 20 foot
street; this deed conveys one (1) cabin now
on said lot and includes riparian rights
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to Quiet Title, and for such additional relief in said
action concerning the Property has been filed
against you, and you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiff
attorney. Sherri L Denton, Esq., Burke & Blue,
PA., whose address Is Post Office Box 70, 221
McKenzle Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32402, on
of before May 27, 1996, and le the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before service on
Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on
this 22nd day of April, 1996.
BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK, CIRCUIT
COURT, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ C Bridges, As Deputy Clerk
Sherri L Denton
Florida Bar #0699136
Burke & Blue, P.A.
221 McKenzie Avenue'
Post Office Box 70
Panama City. Florida 32402
4tc, April 25, May 2, 9 and 16, 1996
ED 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
closed over S0, 00 in Real sa e
Transactions in the Ist tr, of 1996,
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Before you list your home or property with anyone else, you owe it to yourself to
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VOICE MAIL: Jay Rish 904-227-5569
Jay Rish Personal Fax Line 904-227-2115
Fantasy Properties, Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98
"Mexico Beach, FL 32410
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478
Whether you're interested in selling or buying
your home, renting a place to live or want to
vacation in our beautiful area, we'll be glad to
JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor
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