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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: June 27, 1996
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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THE


USPS 518-880

FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR, NUMBER 43


STAR


INDUSTRY DEEP WATER PORT FINE PEOPLE-- SAFEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1996


County's "Free" Building Not A Bargain

Moving Contractor Backs Out On Deal; County Commission Taking Bids For New, Smaller Building


Gulf County also found it dif-
ficult to secure a contractor and
get a 12,800 square foot metal
building moved from its Panama
City .location prior to June 30,
Just as the City of Wewahitchka
did.
Even if the building was free.
The Commission was excited
with the prospect of solving its
Courthouse ofmfce space problem
with adequate, affordable space.
The new building would allow the
Board to unravel the tangled
problem of what to do with the


growing number of services which
are trying to squeeze into the for-
merly spacious' confines of the
Courthouse.
The Board came' up with
$78,000 to put into moving the
structure and making some reno-
vations inside. But although
an agreement had been reached,
the contractor failed to perform
and time ran out on the county.
Several air conditioning units.
doors, plumbing arid various ma-
terials were : removed from the
building before the contractor dis-


continued his work.
The Commission Is consider-
ing 'trying to ; collect non-
performance damages from the,
contractor.
County attorney Tim McFar-
land said this might be a little
hard to do, since things hap-
pened so fast a contract wasn't
signed yet when the work should
have been well underway.
"We didn't have him bonded,:
yet, but perhaps we can still col-
lect damages for non-,
performance." Commissioner Mi-:


chael Hammond said.
Commissioner Peters said,
* "Perhaps we should just /cut our
losses where they are. We 'have
actually gained and not lost," Pe-
ters said, referring to the materi-
als the county'had obtained from
the building.
Board Chairman Billy Traylor
oaid the county could use the
$78,000 it had made available for
moving the building and possibly
could erect a new building of
some 6,500 to 7,000 square feet.
After considerable discussion,


on the matter the BbaSrd agreed to
take bids on new d buildings from
6,000 to 10,000 square feet to be
built on County property near the
Courthouse.
ENTERPRISE ZONE
A group of fornier workers in
producing seafood were in atten-
dance to discus the new Enter-
prize Z6ne being developed t6
provide Jobs for displaced work-,
ers..
The county is getting Into the
program recently adopted by the
State of Florida to take the place


of income and jobs produced by
the seafood industry and net
"buy-back" program.
Mark Godwin, a member of
the committee to determine the
. type activity undertaken by the
Enterprise Zone, 'questioned the
'scope of the community it encom-
passed. "The tentative five square
mile location of the Zone, com-
pletely by-passes the Simmons
, Bayou area. We have some en-
trenched seafood operations in
that area and it seems to me it
(See BUILbING on Page 6)


Olympic Torch Has


Gulf On Its Route

Passing Through Wewahitchka Tuesday


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In the photo, from left, are Mexico
Beach Water Superintendent Frank Hall,
Department of Agriculture, District Man-
ager Bob Jones, Rural Utility Service, Dep-
uty Administrator, John Romano, MB May-


-"C-
or Garry Gaddis, MB Councilman Bud i
Jones (Behind Gaddis), MB Councilman
Jim Taylor, Bay County Commission
Chairman Rick Hurst, and Bay County
Commissioner Richard Stewart.


M. B. Dedicates Water Plant

$1 Million Project Corrects Problem; Increases Supply


The City of Mexico Beach
marked the end to a vexing prob-
lem last Thursday afternoon.
when they dedicated a new $1
million water treatment plant.
The City Commission was
host to the ceremony, which had
among its guests, John A. Roma-
no, Deputy Administrator of Ru-
ral Utility Service, of Washington.
D.C.. and other high-ranking na-
tional and state government offi-
cials.


These included, among oth-
ers: Ronald Whitfield, State Direc-
tor of the USDA Rural Develop-
ment; Glenn E. Walden. Rural
Development Manager. Robert L.
Jones. Charles G. Johnson, Su-
san M. Goff and Jacquelyn L. De-
Angelo, all Rural Development
Specialists.
The group met at the Fish
House for lunch, which was host-
ed by the Mexico Beach Commis-
sion,< then dedicated the new


plant with a ribbon-cutting cere-
mony.
SAW A NEED
Mexico Beach experienced a
rise in natural fluoride deposits
in its 'drinking water several years,
ago. They set out to find a way to
correct the situation, after they
had'been advised by the state
Board of Health that the contii-
ued high levels of fluoride in the
(See WATER on Page 3)


Charge up the camcorders,
buy film for the still cameras and
don the red, white and blue! Early
Tuesday morning. July 2nd, Gulf
Countians will get their first ever
chance to see the Olympic Torch
carried through the county
enroute to Atlanta for torch light-
ing ceremonies at the Olympic
games.
The best place to view the
torch as it makes Its way through
northern Gulf County is
Wewahitchlka, where the
entourage is scheduled to enter
Wewa's city limits at 7:15 a.m.
CDT travelling east on Highway
22 from Panama City. runners
will make their way through the
town to Highway 71, and make a
.brief stop at Lake Alice Park.
,before, heading north on Highway


Early headline

Set for Next

Week's Paper
fDue to the Fourth'of July
falling on Thursday of next
week, our normal delivery day
through the mails, The Star
will print a day early. The ear-
lier publication day will allow
those customers who receive
their newspaper in the mail to
get it before the holiday. ..
In order to facilitate the
early publication, the absolute
deadline for submission of,
articles and ads for next
week's edition has been moved
to Monday morning at 10 a.m.
We appreciate the cooperation
of everyone in meeting this
deadline.


71 to Blountstown.
Carolyn Husband, President
of the Wewahitchka Chamber of
Commerce, said a big turnout is.
expected. "Several of our local
teachers have even gotten their
classes back together and made
special plans to view the torch run
together," she said.
She cautioned people to be
early, noting that small changes
in scheduling are possible. .
The best places to view ihe
torch will be along Highway 22
where three exchanges of the
flame are scheduled to take place,
in front of Gulf Coast Electric.
Wewahitchka Post Office, and
Wewa Hardware. During the short
break at Lake Alice Park, a light
breakfast will be served to the
torch carriers and public. Biscuits
and tupelo honey, along with
orange.Juice, lemonade, andooL-
fee will be served, 'sponsored by
the local Wewa Optimist Club.
Chamber of Commerce, Woman's
Club. and the Wewahitchka State
Bank.
Official Olympic memorabilia
will also be available for purchase
at the park during the break.
Several local runners e have
been approved as local escorts as
the torch makes Its way through
Bay and Gulf counties. Lee
Linton, Brent Kilgro, Luke
Taunton and Adam Taunton (all
members of Wewahltchka's state.
champion cross country team),
along with Holly Atkins. Josh-
Baxley. Jason Flowers, arid
,Jereiny Pridgeon have. been
approved as escorts.
The Olympic torch is sched-,
uled to enter' Gulf County at
approximately 6:45 a.m. CDT on i
,Highway 22 and exit the county
shortly after 8:00 a.m. CDT, trav-
elling north on Highway 71.


Rep. Robert Trammell

Trammell

Will Not Seek

Re-Election
Rep. Robert Trammell. who
Is currently serving his fiftl
term in the Florida House of
Representatives, announced last
Saturday that he will not seek
re-election .' -' ..- .* .. .. .. ,'- ,,: ....
"I consider it to have been a
great privilege to serve the
people of this area in the Florida
Legislature," said Trammell.
"The people who reside in the
eight counties that make up the
7th district are some of the
greatest in the world."'
Trammell, a native of
Blountstown was first elected to
the House in 1986. He quickly
moved into the .ranks of the
leadership. in his second term'
when he was named chairman of
the Judiciary Committee. He
has served in this capacity for
the past eight years.
"I want to thank the people
of the district for. giving me the
opportunity to represent them
in Tallahassee," said Trammell. I
also want to thank my wife Kay,
and my children. Meredith and
Doug for supporting me
throughout my years in the
Florida Legislature."


This. is More Like a Red Tide!


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Scores of deadfh wahed up on St. Joe Beach hore.


Scores of dead fish washed up on St. Joe Beach shores.


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Smelly Subject

SBrought Before

County Board
St, Joe Beach resident Crawford Jackson approached-
the Gulf County Commission at their meeting Monday
evening, with the statement,-1l want to bring you a smel-.
ly subject for your consideration."
Jackson said the visitation of the Red Tide was de-,
positing dead, fish on his stretch of St. Joe Beach which':
were just "piling up" and creating a a: problem. "There .'.
are thousands of dead fish which are causing residents in
the area a stinking problem," he said. '.
Commissioner Michael Hammond answered him, say-
ing. "We have been on the beach every day for the last
several days removing the fish. They are just coming in
faster than we can cart them off. We were even there
Saturday and Sunday. The fish were right back again the
next day."
Administrator Don Butler told Jackson, "We picked
up 400 pounds of fish the first day, and 600 pounds a
day for the next two days."
Solid Waste Director Joe Danford said, "Monday was
the first day of incorporating the beach cleaning ma-
chine in the dead fish removal program. We don't know
how well it's going to work," he said. "Mexico Beach is
also using their beach cleaning machine for dead fish re-
moval."
Jackson said, "Mexico Beach beaches appear to be
cleaner than ours. I don't know if we are getting more
fish deposited on our beaches or if Mexico Beach is doing
a better job. The beach even smells after the fish have
been removed."
"All we can do about that is hope for a good stiff east
wind for a few days," Butler remarked.


County's SurfRake Cleaning Up Mess


Gulf County's beach cleaning machine is pressed into
duty Monday to help rid beach areas of the stench caused
by dead fish, killed by the visitation of the 'Red Tide'". The
problem struck the county's beaches in the St. Joe Beach/
Beacon Hill area and caused a clean-up problem all week.


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THE STAR:1
PAGE TWOQ. THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1996


Keep A Wary Eye i


WITH THE APPREHENSION of two separate dealers in con-
trolled substances during the past week, the alarm goes out that
Port St. Joe might be gaining the attention of dealers who think
maybe Gulf County is a safe place to do business. We don't need
this type of business.
Maybe the two instances are merely happenstance or an oth-
erwise isolated pair of transgressions we had to deal with. And,
maybe, again, it is the tip of the iceberg which is protruding
above the water, or a portender or what is trying to become a
real problem with which we will have to deal. It has happened to
other communities of less importance throughout the nation.
When it comes, it is tough to deal with. It's harder to get rid of
than it is to keep from gaining a foothold in the first place.
OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT community is to be congratulat-
ed for being alert on these two occasions and nipping them in
the bud. For whatever it's worth, the two interceptions of the un-
lawful substances and its suppliers, is a significant accomplish-
ment. Nearly $100,000 worth of the substance apprehended is
significant enough in itself. The apprehension of the material be-
fore it hit the street is another, more significant accomplish-
ment.
We should be alerted to the fact that a new "player" has en-
tered on the narcotics scene here in Gulf County. Law enforce-
ment officers apprehended a sizable amount of powdered co-
caine in the arrest Wednesday evening. We are accustomed to
them picking up various amounts of crack cocaine but not the
powdered variety and certainly not in such large quantities.
OUR PEOPLE HAVE have been alert and effective in trying
to keep drugs and their use at a minimum here in Gulf County.
In spite of that vigilance, we sometimes feel it is getting the best
of us. With the emergence of powdered cocaine in our county, we
should all pledge ourselves to be doubly alert to the problem
which has infected our entire nation to some degree.
We can't put up with the problem here in our county. It
causes and magnifies too many problems with our young, mid-
dle aged and elderly citizens alike.
Our congratulations go out to the law enforcement commu-
nity for their vigilance and alert action.



Many Parks
PORT ST. JOE and Gulf County are all becoming populous
with parks. It's good for the people to have so many places to
use and enjoy. It gives a certain look of stability and security to
the various communities which no other facility could offer in
quite the same manner. They also show a certain amount of per-
manence and interest in the people. especially children.
For a county this size to boast of over a dozen ball fields-
most of them lit for night playing-first class tennis courts,
parks for picnicing and other activities, playgrounds and several
parks equipped for cooking outside; is almost an unheard of feat
for a small county. There are more recreational facilities which
the cities, county and schools have control over than those enu-
merated in the paragraph above. These are all for the use of our
citizens.


SHunker Down with



A Steel Belted Anniversary


I: f Cathy and I can just hang
on '111 next Sunday we will have
been married for twenty-two
years. And I remember so' well
her grandmother "telling folks
that she had her doubts-"The
boy doesn't look stable," I be-
lieve is the way she put it.,
I guest I showed her.
Maybe it's twenty-three
years .. you know how
things can blur a little when
* they get to whizzing past. I know
for sure it was back in the early
seventies. We got married about
two years after sitar strumming
went out pf vogue. For our first
anniversary I bought her a pair
of plaid, double knit, bell bottom
pants. It was a little more than
I'd planned to spend, but I was
attempting to show the afore-
mentioned doubter that her new
grandson-in-law could be the
epitome of elegance and style.


And you talk about a plan com-
Ing together-she was rendered
speechless for near 'bout two
whole days
'Course, the next year I had
to come up with a whole new
idea. Anniversaries are tough A
good card can get you by on her
birthday. And Christmas, she
leaves so many hints that the
big, "I can't believe it", surprise
gift is practically self bought.
But the anniversary is supposed
to be special and personal. And
you can "mess up" in a heart-
beat If you don't come up with
"the right thing". I. don't know if
ya'll have noticed-but there can
be some tedious moments in a
marriage.
My palms were sweating on
our second anniversary as she
tore into her personal, selected -
just especially for her with
-all my love and affection -
I'll never forget our simply
diine wedding day how -
pretty you loo--
"A salad shooter? Kesley. it's
a SALAD SHOOTER!"
I couldn't tell if she liked it
or not but she sure got excited


and she recognized what it was
right off. 1 love a good salad and
for two years I'd been trying to
figure out a way to tell her, with-
out hurting her feelings, that I
didn't like those big chunks of
lettuce-
"For our anniversaryy you
bought me a SALAD SHOOTER!"
I think she liked it. She's
been talking about it for the
past twenty years
SMy ,bDad had this anniver-
sary thing figured out way be-
fore I got into the -game., He'
bought Mother the same thing;
every year. It was pretty neat.
too. It was a bright red robe
made out of some kind of cord-
like material and It had this
beautiful, giant peacock embroi-
dered on the back. Their anni-
versary was In December. Lis-;
ten, on a cold morning on those
old hardwood floors that robe
was not only a thing of beauty
but also a joy to wrap yourself
up in. Good ole Dad had found
the "right one baby" and he was
sticking with It.
I knew I couldn't thrill her.
with a salad shooter each year. I


think she liked the bath towels
with the matching soap. And the
bed sheets were a pretty good
idea. For out tenth anniversary I
got her a set of microwave/oven
'save dishes. The plates had
those little blue ducks. she likes
on 'em. Shoot, I got a good deal
on that one, they didn't .charge
me .for the blue duck place mats
or the napkin rings .
I've only made one bad mis-
take in all of. our anniversary
celebrations. That year I
cquldn't'come up with anything.
SI mean my string of great gift
ideas had flat run out. You can
Just go to the well so many
times. "Cathy. honey," there
were only a few days left-I was
desperate. "What would you like
for your anniver-" _
"A cruise!"
She didn't hesitate. Sputter.
Cough. Look around. Clear her
throat. Or nothing You'd a'
thought she'd been sitting there
waiting on that question for
years.
"I'll call Jo Blair and Gay.
(See KESLEY on Page 3)


There are more parks and expansions on current parks com-


ing.
THE LARGE NUMBER of parks and game facilities, also
bring a king-size burden to our cities and county. They occupy a
large portion of the various budgets. Still, there is complaining q
from some because they are not kept squeaky clean, the grass
clipped to regulation at all times and maintenance not quite
what they would like to see.
The public finances and manpower are not unlimited. In this
case, and because the parks, as desirous as they are, pose a tre-
mendous expenditure of manpower and money each and every
year to our taxpayers. We should expect to do some of the neces-
sary upkeep work ourselves. Pick up your trash and place it in
the container offered, or take It home with you. Better yet, don't
be a litter-bug in the first place.
BOTH CITIES AND county governments have gone to a great
deal of effort to provide beautiful and useful park facilities in
practically every community, incorporated or unincorporated, "
which has a knot of residences, in the county.
It looks good and makes us proud to see a fine, convenient
boat landing at places like White City, Wewahitchka, Indian
Pass and Overstreet. They need attention. The ball fields and ..
recreatiuiial parks at Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka. Beacon Hill, St.
Joseph Peninsula, Dead Lakes, Howard Creek, etc.. are an as-
set, as well as a liability.
Let's all pledge to do what we can to keep them looking good ,
and remain useful to the many people who use them.1


Of Mad I
WHO WAS IT wrote "Only
mad dogs and Englishmen come
out in the noon-day sun"? Wasn't
it Rudyard Kipling? Wasn't he
writing about the stifling heat "in
India?
It's officially .been summer
now for a week and people from
all over are showing "mad dog"
tendencies.
We all shouldn't be surprised,
however, since it happens every
year about this time. The weather
gets hot and folks from all over
begin to show the foolish tenden-
cies. By golly, I just happened to
think. Maybe that's why election-
eering was -changed from spring
to summer! That way the politi-
cians will have a built-in excuse
for acting foolish.,
But politicians aren't the only
folks who show foolish tendencies ,
when the weather begins to push
the mercury up into the 100's,
the afternoon showers begin to
come with some regularity and
the grass begins to grow faster.


)ogs, Englishmen, and Hot Summer- time Sun


ETA OIN SHRDLU


By Wesley Ramsey
)


CHURCH PEOPLE AREN'T
immune from this, malady which
affects human beings in the hot
temperatures, either.
Just take a look at what hap-
pened at the Baptist's convention
earlier this month. The folks at
the convention drew up a piece of
paper which calls on independent
churches-and all Baptist
churches are "independent" when
it comes to worship style, boy-
cotts and the like-to boycott Dis-
ney entertainment productions
for their managers offering medi-
cal protection to both members of
a homosexual partnership, just
like they do a married couple.


Just as expected, that piece
of paper made a lot of Baptists
mad; and just like Baptists, they
are making their voices be heard.,
The biggest objections are coming
from Baptists who abhor homo-
sexual "arrangements", as being
opposed in the Bible.

ONE LEADER IN the Baptist
church asked, "What am I going
to d6 with the tickets to Disney
World I have purchased for my
family to use during our vacation
this summer?"
Good questions
If they were my tickets, I
would bundle the kids up in the


car and take off for Disney World
just like I had planned.
The, reason all Baptist
churches are Independent in
their operations is because they
don't always agree completely
with Baptist leaders.
Another Baptist [not me, al-
though I, too am Baptist] made
the very real point of asking the
leaders what they thought Jesus"
would have said to such a recom-
mendation?

BAPTISTS AREN'T the' only
people who show tendencies of
madness when the weather gets
hot and the humidity climbs into
the 80s and 90s..
Nor are, politicians.
There's also the beach-goersl
Imagine, if you can, what sort
of mentality it takes for a person
or persons to get burned lobster-
red just because he is paying for
a week. end or a week at the
beach. There's not many condi-
tions or positions 'as uncomforta-


ble as being sunburned all over.
Just because you' pay for the
week at the beach, one doesn't
necessarily have to get a painful
sunburn just to prove you have
been where you can be exposed
to Old Sol's rays;

THEN, THERE ARE the in-
veterate and determined players
of baseball. They come in for
more than their share of uncom-
fortable activity.
The other day I asked my
grandson, Bill, if he didn't miss
-being a part of the diamond boys
this year; especially since some of
his buddies, such as Adam Fau-
rot of Blountstown, are making a
name for themselves on the base-
ball field.
"Just what can I miss in not
being dirty, sweaty, burning up
and wearing those hot, uncom-
fortable uniforms day in and day
out?" he answered. "Not only
that, but it's really no fun having

to beat out a bunt and run,at top
speed in temperatures of 100 and


more." .
Not being paid the millions,:
which the professionals receive,
sort of takes the fun out of it. I
would suppose.

THESE ARE NOT the only
ones who find themselves acting
strange during the hot summer
months. We can think of hun-
dreds of others whb wait until the
summer months come along- to
step up their activities and swear
and declare they are having fun
or acting rationally.
I'm one of those the fellow
had in mind when he invented air
conditioning. Without it, I have a
hard time functioning, and I grew
up in the era which didn't have it.
-I don't know how those folks
of pre-AC days held off the foolish.
actions in the summer time.
And, remember; those base-'
ball uniforms used to be made of
pure wool, too, back in Babe,
Ruth's day. They said he acted'
sort of odd, too.


St. JosephBay
Date Time Ht. -Time Ht.
June 28 8:55 a.m. H 1.7 7:22 p.m. L -0.2
June 29 9:36 a.m. H 1.9 8:07 p.m. L -0.3
June 30 10:22 a.m. H 1.9' 8:55 p.m. L -0.4
S July1 11:09 a.m. H 1.9 10:41 p.m. L -0.3
V July 2 11:56 a.m. H 1.9 10:24p.m.L -0.2
July 3. 12:42 p.m.H' 1.7 10:56 p.m. L 0.0
July 4 1:24p.m.H 1 5 11:11 p.m.L 0.2
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,Cities To Celebrate Fourth In Explosive Fashion


Both Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka will be
having big celebrations to observe the Indepen-
Sdence Day [4th of July] holiday next Thursday,
offering ways for everyone, whatever their age.
to enjoy themselves during the day.
Both cities will cap off the day with large
fireworks displays, inviting anyone and eve-
ryone who will come view their pyrotechnic
Shows.
Port St. Joe will begin its festivities at 4:00
.p.m. at Frank Pate Park next to First Union
Bank. The celebrating will begin with fun and
games, live music, and recognition of veterans.
.. The. games will include watermelon seed
. spitting contests, sack i-aces, thee-legged races,
all of which will feature lots of fun and fellow-
ship. In addition to the gamps, there will be
judging for the person dressed' in the best patri-.
A A A A* A A A A A f l l i k .


otic motif.
Festivity chairperson, Tonya Nixon, repre-
senting the Merchants Association, has prom-
ised plenty of fun, prizes and fellowship. Sever-
al organizations will have food booths at the
celebration grounds to take care of hungry
folks who didn't get to eat supper before com-
ing to the celebration.
All of this will lead up to the annual giant
fireworks display which will be featured at
dark. The display will be shot off at the edge of
St. Joseph Bay at the western edge of the park.
The fireworks are furnished and detonated by
the City.
WEWAHITCHKA'S CELEBRATION
In the northern end of the county, another
celebration will be in progress next Thursday,
at Lake Alice Park. The festivities will get un-


derway at 10:00, central time, with food, fun
and entertainment, which will continue until
2:00 p.m. This period of time will feature
greased pole climbing, sack races, tug of war
contests, canoe racing, watermelon eating con-
test, and lots of games for everyone.
A gigantic fireworks will begin at 8:30 cen-
tral time, with the fireworks being set off out
over Lake Alice.
The fireworks display is being furnished by
donations and the city, with the fire depart-
ment doing the lighting and handling of the ex-
plosive pieces. A public street dance will begin
following the fireworks display.
The Wewahitchka celebration activities
have been planned and sponsored by the Wewa
Chamber of Commerce. Carolyn Husband is
general chairman for the celebration o,


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Wewa's Park Project Gets Double Financial Shot in the Arm


The Wewahitchka Chamber of Commerce's Lake Alice Park pro-
ject got a sizable shot in the arm last week when Gulf County'
Commissioner Jessie Armstrong presented them with a check for
$2,000.00 and Sheriff Frank McKelthen added another $500.00 to
the pot.
A park similar to "Under the Oaks" recreation area in Parker is
being planned for construction on the shores of Lake Alice. The con-.
struction will be done by local volunteers and contractors to defray
much of the expense. Several thousand dollars have already been
donated to the recreational project, Fund raisers are currently
i#nderway and in the planning stages to raise the needed money.
The county donation is from recreational funds for District 1,
and the sheriff's department funds were received from film makers
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Water
t from Page 1
water, while preventing cavities in
teeth, could prove dangerous to,:
good health if left at excessive lev-
els.
Their engineer, Baskerville-
Donovan, Inc., recommended that
the city drill two new shallow
wells and blend the new water
with the current supplies to re-
duce the fluoride count. The only

Kesley
(From Page 2)
They'll be so happy. And I might
have to do a little shopping.
We're going to have the best
time. Oh, Kes, what a wonderful
.ideal" ,
Welt uh uh well uh ...

I've never asked again. :
My palms are sweating this
morning 'cause I'm down to the
last week and I haven't got a
clue as to a gift. I wish my Dad
was still alive. I'd find our where
he got those robes.
."Cathy, how are, things go-
ing?" Maybe: I could get a hint
without actually asking, you
know what I mean?
"Kes, you need to check the
front right tire pn my car. There
are all kinds oflittle silver wires
sticking out of the rubber."
BINGO!
Maybe It's Twenty-Four,
Kes


other effective treatment was to
abandon the present water sys-
tem and build another or install
'*,:,.an expensive "Reverse Osmosis"
installation. The commission at,
the time, chose the blending sug-
gestion.
In 1994 funding was ap-
proved through a government
clean water program, consisting
of a $300,000 federal grant and a
low interest loan of $829,000, all
from the U.S. Rural Development
of the Department of Agriculture,
through its district manager,
Robert "Bob" Jones of Pensacola.
Construction was started in
1995 and has recently been com-
pleted. The new construction con-
sists of two new water supply
wells, an aerator, clarifier and fil--
ter along with needed tanks and
piping equipment, including a
new 15b,000 gallon ground stor-
age tank.
SThe new system supplies 300
Gallons of treated water per min-
ute.
GADDIS PRESIDES -
Mayor Garry Gaddis presided
over the dedication ceremony. He
gave thanks to the government of-
ficials who provided the financial
help needed, the previous com-
missioners who also worked on
the problem, BaskervlRle-
Donovan, the Bay County Com-
mission, and especially Robert
"B" Jones.
Councilman Jim Taylor and
Cecil Jones were present, as were
City Administrator John McInnis
and water superintendent, Frank
Hall.
GIVES BRIEF ADDRESS
Romano gave a brief address,
at the dinner, stating Mexico'


associated with the movie, WUee's Gold, being filmed in part in Gulf
county. The sheriffs office provided security and other services for
the filming crew. .
S, hown in the photograph at left accepting the money for the
chamber, are left to right-Hub Norris, Jan Traylor, Carolyn Husband,
from Jessie Armstrong. In the photo at right the same trio accepted
a check from Gulf County Sheriff Frank McKeithen.


'Beach should be proud of their
new system. 'There are 10 com-
munities now awaiting govern-
ment financing for every one we
are able to provide funding for.
We have experienced a 30% cut
in funding this year which will
mean many small communities
must wait a long while to have
their project funded."
Romano said the program,
while providing water and sewer
to seven million Americans who
reside in small communities such
as Mexico Beach, has a good fi-
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communications is preparing to
meet the communications needs
of its customers should an emer-
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Telephone communication is

Griffin Qualifies In
Congressional Race
Carole Griffin, a conservative,
long-time advocate for Florida's
- families and a champion of a
number of conservative causes-
has been certified by -the Leon
County Supervisor of Elections
for the 1996 2nd Congressional
District ballot by the petition
method.
Griffin stated, "We are de-
lighted to be the first candidate to
qualify by the petition method for
the 2nd Congressional seat.
Carole Griffin, who ran in
1994 as a first-time candidate, re-
ceived 38.7% of the vote in 1994
against two-term incumbent Pete
Peterson.
The 2nd Congressional Dis-
trict covers 18 counties


Fall Registration
at Gulf Coast CC
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege will hold early registration for
the fall semester beginning July
8th from '12:30 Xto 5:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, in the
admissions office. First-time stu-
dents may register after attending
one of GCCC's pre-advising ses-
sions.' Registration will continue
through July 26.
Students are required to see
an academic advisor before they
register in order to receive a
course approval card. There will
be advisors on duty in each divi-
sion to advise students and issue
course approval cards from July
8. through July 26, Monday
through Friday, from 12:30 until
5:30 p.m. only. .
Advisor locations will be post-
ed in Student Development. More
information is available at 872-
3892.


an essential link in the prepara-
tion for an anticipated hurricane,
during its landfall, after its pas-
sage, as well as during the resto-
ration phase. Every effort is being
made to provide for the telecom-
munication requirements of the
customers in the areas served by
St. Joseph, in the event that a
hurricane or any other disaster
should affect these areas.
Even though Hurricane Opal
dealt a tremendous blow to the
area last year, only a small num-
ber of customers were without
telephone service for more than a
very short period of time. Follow-
ing the storm, 'telephone company
crews were immediately on the
scene to assess the damage and
begin restoration work. Using
Opal as a learning experience, ex-
tensive preparations for this year.
were begun months before this
hurricane season began.
"St. Joseph Telecommunica-,
tions 'is committed to provide the
highest quality of service possible
and to be prepared to meet all of
the communication needs of the
communities it serves," according
to John H. Vaughn, Vice Presi-
dent.


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Florida Library


Youth Program


Is summer vacation boring al-
ready? Sick of watching re-runs
on TV or baking like a potato in
the sun? Then get into the groove
at the Gulf County Public Library.
in Port St. Joe and' gear up for
"Rhythm and Books-Feel The
Beat", a program for kids featur-
ing stories, games,. crafts, and
funt It 'all takes place July 2
through August 6 on Tuesdays at


Amy Rachelyi Butler
Announce Birth
Ray and Kathy Butler would
like to announce the arrival of
,their daughter, Amy Rachelyn.
Amy was born May 31. She
weighed 9 lbs. 6 oz. and was 20"
inches long.
Proud grandparents are Har-
old and Edna Butler and Frank
and Amy Healy of St. Joe Beach.


Safety: A

This Fou
By Bill Nelson
State Treasurer, Insurance
Commissioner and Fire Marshal
Fireworks injuries are an un-
fortunate part of each Fourth of
July. On average, firecrackers,
sparklers and other fireworks
cause 12,000 Injuries nationwide
each year.
As State Fire Marshall, I'm
worried that random fireworks
displays and other antics this
Fourth of July will bring with
them another series of accidents,
.injuries and even deaths.
High-powered fireworks as-
sortments are illegal in Florida.
But, Illegal or not. all fireworks
are unpredictable, and can cause
serious injury-even sparklers In'
the hands of children.
In fact. more than one-third
of the fireworks-related injuries'in
1994 were suffered by children,
according to the Consumer Prod-
uct Safety Commission. Two In
Florida resulted In death. About
35 percent of all of the Injuries
were to hands and fingers; 29
percent were to the head and
face; and, 16 percent were eye in-
juries.
In 1993, a young man in Bro-
ward County was killed while
working with fireworks at his
kitchen table. In 1994, two men
died in fireworks accidents, one
in Polk County when a backyard
'rocket exploded, the other in Bro-
ward County when a mortar at a
public display blew up.
Florida law prohibits the sale
or use of fireworks, except certain
non-explosive products like
sparklers and such. The law al-
lows for the sale and use of novel-
ty products and trick noisemak-
ers, including smoke bombs,
snake pellets, party poppers and
similar products.
Under the law, the sale and
use of illegal fireworks could re-
sult in a one-year jail' term and a
fine of up to $1,000.
For a safer Fourth of July,
follow these do's and don't:
SKeep fireworks out of the,
hands of children:
Light sparklers in a clear
area away from automobiles and
homes, dry leaves and fJammable
materials such as charcoal lighter,
fluid or gasoline;



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3 p.m. at the library. The pro-
gram is free and for children in
kindergarten through fourth
grade.
Following are the themes for
each Tuesday:
July 2-RHYTHM OF THE
ROAD TRAINS-Stories:
Hey! Get Off The Train, Hiawatha
Passing,, Big Mama's; Video: Kate
Shelly and the Midnight Express;
Craft! doorknockers; and Refresh-
ments: Orange Blossom Special'
and Hobo Cookies.
July 9-CATCH THE WAVE
-Poem: Jellyfish Stew; Stories:
Flood FisUh5ainbow Fish to the
Rescue, Sheep on a Ship, My Visit
to the Aquarium; Craft: paper
boats; and Refreshments: Fish
crackers and juice.
July 16-BUMMIN' 'N'
STRUMMIN'-Surprise Visit from
Crew)
July 23-HAND CLAPPING,
TOE TAPPING-Hand Clapping:
,Miss Mary Mack, Peanut Butter
and Jelly; Stories: Mama Don't Al-
low, Barn Dance; Video: Tapdance
Kid; Craft: felt with bells; and Re-
freshments: peanut butter cook-
ies and punch.
July 30-ISLAND RHYTHMS
-Poem: My Fish Rides a Bicycle-,
Stories: My Little Island, Rata-
pata-scata-fata, Island Baby;
Film: Another Kind of Music;
Craft: paper plate tambourines;
and Refreshments: fresh fruit and
dip.
August 6-WHOOP 'N' HOL-
LER-Surprise Guest.
These special programs are
sponsored by State Library of
Florida, Northwest' Regional Li-
brary System, Gulf County Public
Library and conducted by Ann Ti-
son, Storyteller.


Thomas Dewayne Overman-
Kelly Danielle Guy

To Wed


Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ham-
mett would like to announce the
engagement and forthcoming
marriage of their granddaughter,
Kelly Danielle Guy, daughter' of
Bryant and Debbie Guy of New-.
nan, Georgia, to Thomas De-
wayne Overman, son of the late
Imogene Scully Overman.
The wedding is to be' held at
Grace Baptist Church on July 6
at 2:00 p.m. No local invitations
are being sent. All friends and
family are invited to attend. A re-


Foremost Concern or

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Light only one sparkler at a play.
time on a smooth and flatsur- We can celebrate the Fourth
face, and only after. reading the 'of July without injury from fire-
warning labels and instructions; crackers, sparklers and other fire-
Keep a bucket of water works-if we follow these few,.,
nearby; and simple safety steps.
Don't allow onlookers with-'


in 30 feet of any fireworks dis-


Shoreline Medical
Hosts Open House
Monday, July 1 from 4:30 to
6:30 p.m., members of the com-
munity are cordially Invited to at-
tend a ribbon cutting and open
house festivities at Shoreline
Medical Group's new facility on
Baltzell Avenue in Port St Joe.
The medical practice group
consists of Thomas Curry, M.D..
Board Certified In Internal Medi-
cine, Elizabeth Curry. M.D.,
Board Certified in Pediatrics, and
Ella Churchill, ARNP, MSN, a
Family Nurse Practitioner certi-
fied in Pediatrics.


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Taylor Receives
Degree at Auburn
Auburn University awarded
1,898 degrees at spring quarter
commencement, in, Beard-Eaves-
Memorial Coliseum on June 10,
including 1,630 bachelor's de-
grees, 220 master's degrees and
48 doctorates.
The university also presented
about 322 bachelor's and 158
master's degrees at graduation at
Auburn University at Montgom-
ery on June .
Among those receiving bache-
lor's degrees was Matthew P. Tay-
lor, a 1991 graduate of Port St.
Joe High School. Matthew is the
Sson of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Taylor
of Port St. Joe.


Attending National

Poetry Convention


Brittany Kizzlah, the daugh-
ter of Dennis and Linda Kizziah,
and granddaughter of Charles'
and Etna Gaskin, all of Wewa-
.hitchka, was recently invited to
attend the National Poetry Con-
vention. It will be held in Wash-
ington, D.C. from July 31st
through August 5th.
Brittany entered her poem in
the summer of 1995 and received
a finalist letter in early February.
Other honors Brittany has re-
ceived during the past few
months include; The Editor's

Hammonds Mark
25th Anniversary
Michael Hammond, son of
Eric and Elwanda Hammond of
White City, will host a celebration
marking his parents' 25th wed-
ding anniversary on Saturday,
June 29th at three o'clock.
They welcome the company of
those friends and relatives who
have shared in their lives with
friendship and love to join them
that afternoon at the White City
Baptist Church on Highway 71.


ception will follow.

Wood Reunion
A family reunion for the de-
scendants of John Henry, L., and
Joe Wood will be held Sunday,
June 30 at the Wewahltchka Civ-
'ic Center. Descendants and their
families are, invited to :a day of
family, food and fellowship begin-
ning at 9 a.m.
There will be a shrimp and
fish fry. Guests are asked to bring
a covered dish. For more informa-
oitn cail 'Bessie Gonff at 9.9-6618


e Kilborne at 227-1521..


-'orhpUtth,
Chuc of You


Choice Award, a plaque with hler
poem engraved on it, and a re-
quest to be an associate member
of the National Society of Poetry.
Brittany's poem was published in
Tomorrow's Dream.
While in Washington, Britta-
ny will read her poem to the Pres-
ident and a symposium of poets,
as well as, receive 'a bronze me-
dallion for merit and two other
unknown awards.


Brittany Kizziah


Treasures by the Sea
Hwy. 98 *Highland View Phone 229-6687
Come to Our Fourth of July Sale
Aqua Shoes .................................... $8.95
Flip Flops........................ 790 and 990
Florida Mug .......................................... 990
Good Assortment of Beach Supplies
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Louis and Kyle Lindsey are It 2an
proud to announce the birth of
their daughter, Kayla Lucile Lind- i oS c#Tw 98 A'exico 'J.aTa.
sey. She was born June 5 at Bay \. :
Medical Center weighing 7 lbs 7.8
oz. and was 20 inches long.
Lucile Strickl and of Overstreet. an
Her paternal grandparents are l\\ a,. 1. "
Pelo and Mary Jane Lindsey of invi tsdo aom s tat ana l1y
Port St. Joe and' Joe and Becky
Nugent of Highland View. Her t food at fun.
great-grandparents are Melvin ,
and Ida Belle Lindsey of Port St .
Joe and Eddie Wayne and Laqui-
ta Whitfield of Ashford, Alabama.




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The Southern Chinch Bug


Methods to Eliminate This "True Bug"


The chinch bug belongs to a
group of insects we call "true
bugs", along with plant bugs and
stink bugs they have that charac-
teristic "buggy" odor if crushed.
Chinch' bugs start the size of a
pinhead when first hatched (red-
dish in color with a white strip)
and grow to 1/5 inch adult (black
with white or silvery wings). They
feed on the grass by sucking juic-
es which leads to a yellow, and
then brown color as grass dies.
Most rapid loss occurs when tem-
peratures are high and grass is
dry. Areas near the edges of
walks and drives' are often the
first to be affected.
How to detect them: Chinch
bugs can be seen with the unaid-
ed eye. To spot them part the
grass at the edge of a yellowing
spot and watch a few minutes.
Repeat this several times. If
there, they will be seen scunrying
about. Another technique is to
cut the two-ends from a coffee
can, push it into the soil, and
then slowly fill it with water. If
present, chinch bugs will swim to
the surface.
An easier method is to mix
two tablespoons of any dishwash-
ing soap to two gallons of water
(without making suds) and pour-
ing this over 4 two foot square
area that is yelowirig. Wait a few
minutes and if chinch bugs are
present they'll come up. Always
check at the edge of where yellow


Gulf County Transportation


Meeting the Needs of Citizens
Do you or someone you know grocery shopping, H.R.S., phar- fled individuals on a first call ba-
need transportation to the doc- macy, etc.)? If so, there is a'way sis. The fleet of eight vehicles
tor's office or clinic, or perhaps to to help. Gulf County Transporta-. provide both Iambulatory and
vital life-sustaining activities (i.e., tion services are provided to qual- non-ambulatory (i.e., wheelchair


Wewa Chamber Hosts


Tour and Open Houses


The Wewahitchka Chamber
of Commerce has recently had
the addition of several new busi-
nesses and individual member-
ships. The Chamber will be spon-
soring an official tour of these
businesses, along with several
grand opening and ribbon cutting
ceremonies on Tuesday, July 2 in
conjunction with the Olympic
torch relay run and celebration.
An invitation is extended to
everyone to attend these Cham-
ber sponsored tours. All Chamber
members are encouraged to at-,
tend these tours and grand open-
ings.
Anyone interested in joining
the Wewahitchka Chamber of
Commerce is welcome, as every-
one works together to promote
and improve the local communi-
ty. For further information, you
may call Carolyn Husband at
(904) 639-222 or Tamara Lalne at
(904) 227-1223.
The tour and open house
schedule is as follows: 9:00 a.m.-
Delegates Attend
NAACP Freedom Fund
Awards/Talent Expo
Several adults and youth
from Gulf and Franklin counties
attended the NAACP state annual
23rd Freedom Fund Awards/
Talent Expo held June 22 in Or-
lando. Eligible youth who submit-
ted their application received
$10,000 worth of scholarships,
divided among them.
The scholarships were pre-
sented to the students at Disney
World Convention Center. Partici-
pating youth from Miami, Jack-
sonville, Tallahassee, and Fort
Lauderdale who placed first in
their category received a free trip
with all expenses paid by the
Florida State Conference, to rep-
Sresent Florida at the national
NAACP convention held July 5-12
in Charlotte, North Carolina. The
NAACP state board meeting em-
-phasized three 'specific areas in
the workshops economic devel-
opment, legal redress, and politi-
cal action.
A meeting is tentatively
scheduled with representatives of
the Attorney General's Office, Civ-
il Rights Division on July 30 in
Port St. Joe. Please contact the
Gulf County NAACP for further
information.

Bulldog Memories
If you have not yet purchased
your copy of Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary School's yearbook, "Bulldog
Memories", and wish to, do so,
please call Clara Freeman at 227-
2118 or Rhonda Pierce at 827-
2128.

School Bus Driver
Training Class-
Any person who's interested
in' participating in a school bus
driver training class is asked to
contact Daisy Pittman at 227-
1204 at the School Bus Barn.


'Big B Restaurant & Motel (ftr-
merly Wewa Restaurant, new
owner, Margaret Barlow); 9:30-
Ramer's Crafts & Things; 9:45-
Residential Design & Drafting:'
10:00-Fabric Creations: 10:15-
Deb's Daisy Den; 10:30-Main
Street Center; ,11:00-Wewa-
hitchka Paint & Body; 11:30-
Creek Stop; and 12:00-The Pizza
Kitchen.

Gant Graduates'
Lela Shari Gant of Oxon Hill,
Maryland graduated from Episco-
pal High School in Alexandria,
Virginia on Saturday, June 1.
Miss Gant attended Episcopal for
three years and was one of 101
seniors 'who received a diploma
from the 157-year-old school dur-
ing its annual commencement ex-
ercises.
Miss Gant is the daughter of
Lenora Peters Gant. She will at-
tend the University of Richmond,
where she was selected as a Sig-
na Scholar. At Episcopal, she
served as a monitor, one of the'
school's highest student leader-
ship positions. She was active in
Youth in Philanthropy, the Hu-
man Relations Committee and
Spectrum Club, and she was a
campus tour guide and peer
counselor.
Miss Gant was, a member of
the spring varsity track team for
three seasons and served as co-
captain this season. She was.
named to 1996 All-Independent
School League Track Team. Miss,
Gant also played varsity volleyball
- for one season. She was a manag-
er of the boys' varsity basketball
team for two seasons and ran one
season of winter varsity track.


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and stretcher) service to qualified
citizens of Gulf County,
To determine if you qualify
for transportation disadvantaged
service,' please call the Gulf
County Transportation office at
229-6550 between the hours of
7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., E.D.T.,'
Monday through Friday.
Medicaid recipients almost al-
ways qualify, but your medical.
number must ,be submitted to
;Tallahassee for verification. Other
citizens will be asked a few ques-
tions, to determine if non-
sponsored funding will be availa-
ble. It only'take a few minutes of
your time to call and find but. So,'
please call..
Funding 'for the program
comes from revenues collected
from the vehicle registrations. in
a campaign called "Put Your Dol-
lar to Work" Floridlans are asked
to help' friends and neighbors
who need transportation services
by voluntarily contributing a dol-
lar to the trust fund for the
Transportation Disadvantaged.
For every vehicle registration or
renewal $1.50 is ear-marked for
the Transportation Disadvan-
taged (TD) Trust Fund. If you
wish to make a voluntary contri-
bution, there is a place on the ve-
hicle registration form to indicate
that your additional money is to
go to the TD Trust Fund. The
funds collected in Gulf County go
toward additional trips inhGulf
County only.
For more information about
the program please call the Gulf
County Transportation office.
Your transportation staff includes
Transportation Director Johnny
Stanley, Transit Manager Glenda
Whiting, Billing Clerk Peggy Wa-
ters, and 12 dedicated,' highly
trained drivers. If you encounter
any problem or have a comment,
please contact one of the above
listed individuals, or call 229-
6550. Their aim is. enjoyable
transportation.


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Extension Service


turns to green. Checking in dead
areas will give poor results.
Non-chemical controls:
studies have revealed that the fre-
quent application of liquid or
quick release fertilizers encourage
chinch bugs. Going to two fertiliz-
er applications .per year (March
and August) and using a 16-4-8,
15-0-15 or 10-10-10 (minimum
30% slow release nitrogen) has
shown to reduce the incidence of
chinch bugs. Many homeowners,
using low fertilizer levels, report
going years without having
chinch bugs.
It has also been shown that
prolonged periods of moisture
stress encourages chinch bugs.
'Keeping the lawn watered (but
not over-watered) ,makes a differ-
ence in their activity. Remember
that mowing high with a sharp
blade conserves water and helps
to prevent drought stress as well
Thickly thatched lawns-ones
where old dead runners were nev-
er- removed before grass was al-
lowed to grow back-tend to har-
bor chinch bugs.. Such lawns may
need de-thatching. There are spe-
cial machines that can be rented
to do this.
Finally, there are varieties of
St. Augustine grass,,that are re-
sistant to chinch bugs. The newt-,
est one on the market is a variety
.that wants full sun and most
yards cannot provide this so oth-
er varieties would perform better, ,


from Your Lawn
even if they are less tolerant of'
chinch bugs.
Chemical options: When it
i is determined chinch bugs are
present and causing damage, a
pesticide should be applied. Prod-
ucts containing Diazinon, Durs-
ban, or Orthene are suggested for
homeowner use.
To apply a product, read the
pesticide label. If liquids are
used, they can be applied with a
hose-end attachment. To make
sure that the proper amount is
used, do a test run with only wa-
ter in the jar and see how far that
amount covers at the walking
speed you will be using. That will
determine how fast or slow you
will walk to put out a certain
amount of gallons for a particular
square foot area. It's easiest to di-
vide the lawn into 1,000 sq. ft.
areas and treat one section at a
time, but unnecessary to treat
the whole lawn. Only treat those
sections that are infested. This
reduces the damage to. beneficial
insects that might be present who
feed on chinch bugs (ex: big-eyed
bug and earwind). A follow-up
spray is often warranted.
As an alternative, granular
formulations may be used and
put on with a spreader. They
should be watered in lightly with
about 1/8 inch of water right af-
ter application. Keep monitoring
to make sure control has been
achieved.


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 27,' 1996 PAGE 5A

Fans Needed For Elderly
We have reached another local dollar stores for only
very hot summer. Many of our $15.00. The senior citizens are
elderly men and women have no asking for people to please pur-
way to cool off. The Gulf County chase a fan and either bring it to
Senior Citizens Association, Inc. the center 6r call and they will
is asking the people of the com- pick it up. Please call 229-8466
munity to help them improve for more information on this pro-
their quality of life. gram. The association would like
to thank everyone for their assis-
Fans can be purchased at the stance in advance.


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1996-97 Registration
New .kindergarten students
who will be attending Port St. Joe
Elementary School and were not
screened should contact the
school as soon as possible to reg-
ister for the upcoming year.
Students who are new to the
community should register as
soon as possible. Students living
in the beaches area may attend,
either Port St. Joe or Highland
View Elementary.-,
Students wishing to transfer
schools (from Highland View to
Port- St. Joe or Port SL Joe to,
Highland View) must submit a
written .request to the Gulf
County School Board for approv-

Questions may be answered
by calling the PSJES office at
227-1221, Monday through Fri-
day from 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.



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The annual Nelson Reunion
will be held Saturday, July 6 at
the Civic Center in Alford. This is
the Edward Dinson Nelson-family
reunion.
This reunion is for their de-
scendants and friends. Everyone
Is welcome to come. Alford is lo-
cated about seven miles south of
Cottondale on Highway 231.
Bring food and drinks. Plates,
cups and ice will be furnished.


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PAGE 6A THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. JUNE 27, 1996


Major Drug Bust Is Made;


Cash, Guns, Cocaine Seized


For the second time in as
many weeks, the Gulf County
Sheriffs office has made a major I
drug bust in the county.
Johnny Foy Scheffer, 36, of
Beacon Hill, was arrested late
Wednesday afternoon, July 19,
and charged with several felonies
including, trafficking in cocaine,


felony possession of marijuana,
and several firearms violations,
according to Gulf County Sheriff
Frank McKeithen.
pulf.County narcotics officers
seized more than $24,000 In cash
and more than 100 grams of pure
cocaine when they executed a
search warrant on Scheffer's St.


Bill ding-- (From Page 1)


should be included in the zone,"o
he' stated.
"This is a state program and.
they will not provide financing in
a flood zone, and Simmons Bayou
is a flood zone," Commissioner
Warren Yeager said.
"I'd be hesitant to include
Simmons Bayou or any other
flood zone in the area." Chairman

Newton Named

Env. Spec. at AC
Jim Newton has been named
environmental specialist for Ari-
zona Chemical's Port St. Joe
plant, announced General Man-
ager Ernest Spinner. In his new
position. Newton will be responsi-
ble for managing the plant's ef-
forts to ensure compliance, with
all local, state and federal ehvi-
ronmental laws and regulations.
Prior to joining Arizona
Chemical, Newton had more than
20 years of environmental experi-
ence, including nine years with
the U. S. Environmental Protec-
tion Agency as an environmental
engineer. He has worked on a
number of environmental projects
as a manager or consultant. New-
ton has also assisted in the devel-
opment of many environmental
projects as a manager or consul-
tanL Newton has also assisted in
the development of many environ-
mental software products, pub-
lished seven books and more
than 30 articles, and taught at
the university level.
A graduate of State University
of New York in Buffalo, Newton
holds a master's degree in engi-
neering science and civil engi-
neering, and a bachelor of science
in engineering science. He and
his wife, Susan, have four chil-
dren. They reside in the Port St.
Joe area.


Billy Traylor said.
This led to discussion of a
proposed industrial park in the
county. The county has an inter-
ested tenant in such a park but a
location has not been decided
upon due to flood zone. restric-
tions on suggested locations.
Chief Administrator Don But-
ler said the tine is running out to
apply for funds for such an un-
dertaking. -Butler suggested set-
ting a location rental rate for the
interested customer, George Hean
of GCH Enterprises, to indicate
movement toward establishment
of an Ihdustrial park, even
though the site has riot been de-
termined: The commission agreed
to come to an agreement with
Hean.
OTHER BUSINESS
In other business the Cdm-
mission:
Authorized Solid Waste Di-
rector Joe Danford to advertise
for the purchase of 25,000 sea
oat plants.
Agreed to place liens on
property from which the County
was removing debris resulting
from Hurricane Opal on SL Jo-
selh's Peninsula in the hopes of
recovering some of the renmoval
expenses.
4 Agreed to conduct a course
for 911 operators to better dis-
patch emergency calls more effec-
tively.
Approved an amendment to
the SHIP program Introduced by
local administrator, Bo Williams.
Awarded the following bids:
purchase of fence posts and driv-
ing tools to Barfleldc Lawn and
Garden for a total of $7,800;
wooden sand fencing to R. H.
Moore Company for $27.00 per
roll: and fire hydrants and valves
to Wallace Pump and Supply for
$575.33 each for the fire hy-
drants and $189.00 each for the
valves.


Joe Beach residence, according to
*a sheriffs office press release.
The quantity of powdered
cocaine is one of, if not the
largest, seized in Gulf County in
the last several years, carrying 'a
street value of approximately
$10,000.
Sheriffs office representatives
said the arrest was the result of a
several month long investigation
by the Gulf County Sheriffs office.
McKeithen stated that
Scheffer has an extensive criminal
record with several previous nar-
cotics arrests.
He commended the narcotics
officers, Mary Williams and
Andrew Gainer, as well as Port St.
Joe Police officer Troy Simmons,
and the Gulf County narcotic dog,
Dottle, and handler Richie
Burkett for their participation and
efforts involving the case.
Scheffer was ordered to be'
held without bond in the Gulf
Countyjail by Gulf County Judge
Robert Moore.

Letter to the Editor:.


Gulf County Sheriffs Department officers Richie Burkett, Marty' Williams and Andrew Gainer are
shown with some of the $24,000 cash, cocaine, marijuana and guns seized in a raid on the residence of
Johnny Scheffer.'


Commends Feltrop's Efforts


Dear Editor:
This letter is to say thank you
to Wewahitchka and one special
community member Vanessa Fel-
trop who made the experience of
a lifetime, possible for a handful of
foreign exchange students.
Residents of Wewahltchka
opened their hearts and homes to,
three curious and special teenag-
ers from Germany, France, and
Brazil. These families set an extra
place at the table and shared
their day-to-day lives with kids
Whose dream was to experience
real life in in America. After high
school year, these same students
are now returning to their homes
around the world taking with
them a little bit of Florida's gener-
ous spirit. They will in turn share
that experience with their own
families and communities.
All this would have not been
possible without the hard work
and dedication of Vanessa Fel-
trop. It was Vanessa Feltrop who
talked to local families last sum-
mer and first got them Interested
in the Idea of hosting a foreign
teenager. It was Vanessa Feltrop
who contacted the high schools,
enrolled the students and ,super-


vised both students and families
throughout the year. Without our
local representative's, commit-
ment, the PAX program would not
have flourished in Wewahitchka
enriching the lives of all involved.
This message of appreciation
'comes from our main office in
Greenwich, Connecticut with
heartfelt thanks, We couldn't
have done it without all of youl
Sincerely, :
/s/ Laura Baldwin
Regional Director
PAX Program

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develop in the-lower legs of runners
and other athletes. One of the most
common problems is called shin
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Running ordinarily creates stress
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factors that can lead to shin splint
muscle damage are abnormal heel
contact 'withthe ground, a tendency
of the foot to roll inward .as It lands .
and bends to push off, insufficient
conditioning and inadequate foot-
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Shin splints can sideline a run-


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condition from
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Treatment of shin splints may involve
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cles, and rest. Running usually can
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ter a period of conditioning.
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,THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 27 1996


Local Team Wins Alabama Jubilee; to Host Tournament


Preble-Rish, Port St. Joe's 17-
18 year old summer league base-
ball team, traveled to Daphne, Al-
abama to participate in the Gulf
Coast Jubilee Classic this past
weekend and came out a big'win-
ner with a 4-0 record.
With Russell Young on the
mound, giving tip six hits while


striking out four, Preble-Rish
beat 'Elllsvllle, Mississippi 5-2.
Preble-Rish overpowered Fort
Walton Beach 10-2 with Wayne
Summers taking the win, giving
up no hits with eight strikeouts.
The local team then went on
to defeat Daphne, Alabama 5-2.
Port.St. Joe hurler Ryan. Yeager


Obituries


Alton Fennell, Sr.
Alton' Fennell, Sr. of Port St.
Joe passed away Sunday. June
23 at Bay Medical Center after a
brief Illness.
He was an active member of
New Bethel African Methodist
Episcopal. Church where he
served as a Steward, Sunday
School Superintendent and Presi-
dent of the Lay Organization for
many years.
His election to the Port St.
Joe City Commission (1981-1986)
was a historic occasion in that he
was the first African American to
be elected to a political office in
Gulf County.
Fennell was also active in
many civic and fraternal organi-
zations. He was a member of the
Masonic Order, Knights of Pythi-
as Local Driesbach Lodge #77,
and served as Grand Chancellor
of the Knights of Pythias. Juris-
diction of Florida from 1988 until
his death.
SFuneral services will be held
Saturday, June 29 at 1 p.m.. in
the Port St. Joe High School Coll-
senum. Reverend Calvin Griffin,
Sr. will preside. A Celebration of.
Life Service will be held on Fri-
day.' June 28. at New Bethel
A.M.E. Church at 146 Avenue C
In Port St. Joe. beginning at 7
p.m. The body will lie in state be-
ginning at 5 p.m.
Those desiring may make
contributions to Knights of Pythi-
as Driesbach Lodge #77. c/o P.
0. Box 731. Port St. Joe, Florida
32456.

Vivian A. Collier
Vivian Anderson Collier, 62,
of Mexico Beach passed away
suddenly on Thursday, June 20
at her home. She was born and
raised In Scott's Ferry. in Cal-
houn County. before her marriage
and moving to the beaches area
in 1952. As a full-time wife and
miothe'r"Tf two,--she'"m'aintained-'
active attendance at the Highland
View United Methodist Church
while continuing her membership
at the Williams Memorial United
Methodist Church.
Mrs. Collier is survived by
her devoted husband of 43 years.
William A. Collier, and two chil-
dren, Robert Michael "Mike" Col-
hler of Crystal River and Diane
Collier Fleming of Raceland, Ken-
tucky. Also surviving are three
grandchildren, Andrew Jay Flem-
ing. Amanda Diane Fleming. and
Alex Byron Fleming. Other survi-
vors include her mother, Mary,
Anderson of Scott's Ferry, one;
brother. Floyd "Buddy" Anderson,
also of Scott's Ferry; and her sis-
ters. Sybil Coxwell and Doris
Kimbrell, both of the Tallahassee
area.
The funeral service was held
as a graveside service at the Wil-'
liams Memorial Cemetery in
Scott's Ferry at 11 a.m., C.D.T.,
Monday, June 24 with Rev. Paul
Griffin officiating. Those that wvish,
may make memorial contribu-
tions to the Highland View United
Methodist Church.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter 'Funeral
Home.

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day afternoon in Gulf Pines Hos-
pital following an extended
illness. She was a lifelong resi-
dent of Gulf County and she and
her husband. the late Willie Lest-
er, were the first couple married
in Gulf County. They owned and
operated Lester's Gulf Service
Station, and had an established

tupelo honey business. She had
been a long time member of the
First. Baptist Church of Wewa-
hitchka. '. '.-*


was credited with the victory, giv-
ing up six hits In the game. Final-
ly, Preble-Rish took a forfeit win
.(1-0) from the Robertsdale, Ala-
bama team.
Leading hitters throughout
the tourney were: Cameron Likely
who went seven for 15, carried a
.467 batting average with two
RBI; Brian Jenkins. six for 13,
.462 avg., five RBI and one home-


The Marine' Fisheries Com-
mission held a three-day public
meeting in Gainesville June 3-5
and following Is some of the ac-'
Lion taken:
Franklin/Wakula/Gulf
Counties Shrimp Rule


SSurvivors include, her son, The Commission neld a iinal
Billy Frank Lester of Wewahitch- public hearing on a proposed rule
ka; her grandchildren. Iris Walko that would eliminate the current
and Mrs Phllip (Marion) Howell, shrimp count (size limit) regula-
both of Wewahitchka, Diane tion in state waters from the Apa-
Semmes of Washington, D.C., lachicola Bay system to the
Sandy Walko of Kinard. Theresa Northwest/Big Bend Region de-
Lykins of BucTyrus, Ohio, Buddy marcation line and instead estab-
Lester of Naples, and Terri Lester lish the following area/season
of Marianna; and several great- closures to all harvest of shrimp:'
grandchildren. retention of the present
The funeral service was held year-r0und closed area north of
at 2 p.m., C.D.T., Sunday at the the John Gorrie Bridge in Apa-
Church of Jesus Christ of the' lachicola Bay;:
Latter Day Saints in Mexico *closure of areas In St. Vin-
Beach. Interment followed in the cent Sound known as Big Bayou.
family plot in Roberts Cemetery. Sheepshead Bayou, and Indian
All services were under the Lagoon year-round;
*direction of Comforter- Funeral *retention of the presently en-
Home. forced daytime area closure from
July 15 through September 15 in
Iduma Page McNeel -S t.incent Sound and Apalachi-
duma Page McNcola Bay;
Iduma Page McNeel. age 74 *closure of a specified area in'
of Crawfordvlle, died Monday,, St. George Sound south of Green
June 24 in Crawfordville. She Point from September 15 through
was a native of Fountain, former December 31
resident of Port St. Joe and We- Decembere3d
wahitchka. and had lived in *closure of a specified area
Crawfordville since 1986. She between the shipping channel
was a member of Otter Creek and the mouth of St. Vincent
Community Holiness Church and Sound In Apalachicola Bay from
a homemaker. March I through May 31
She is survived by two sons, 'i closure of the Carrabelle Riv-
Larry Edward McNeel of Newport, er year-round.
New Hampshire and Garry Oliver This, rule would also close
McNeel of Tallahassee; a daugh- specified nearshore and inshore'
ter, Wilma Jacobs of Crawford- waters In Wakulla County year-
ville; a brother, Ralph Page of round to all harvest of shrimp
Fountain: a sister. Jessie Louise (except recreational). The Com-
Johnson of Wewahitchka; nine mission voted to take this pro-
grandchildren; and seven great- posed rule to the Governor and
grandchildren. .Cabinet for approval on June 25._
Family visitation was held Mullet
Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Commission received sci-
Forbes Funeral Home in Craw- entific and public comment re-
fordvllle. garding management options for
Services will be held at 2 the mullet fishery, and. voted to
p.m. Thursday (today), June 27 propose a 90-day emergency rule
at Otter Creek Community Holl- to the Governor and Cabinet on
ness Church. interment will fol- June 25 that would:
low at the Panacea Community
Cemetery. ,prohibit the simultaneous


MalcomE. Smith
Rev Dr. Malcom E. Smith
died suddenly at his home in Fort
Walton Beach on Sunday, June
16.
He is survived by his wife of,
44 years, Barbara Farrahar
Smith. Their children are Jim and
Cindy (Smith) Belin of Port St.
Joe. Mark and Cheri (Smith) Fitz-
hugh of Montevallo. Alabama and
John and Kimberley Smith of
Fort Walton Beach. Their grand-
children are Bonnie and Becky
Belin of Port St. Joe and Colton
and Courtney Smith of Fort Wal-
ton Beach.
Funeral services were held at
10 a.m. Thursday, June 20 at
Calvary Episcopal Church in
Americus. Georgia with graveside
services at Andersonville National
Cemetery in Andersonville, Geor-
gia.
Memorials may be sent to
Habitat for Humanity at P. 0. Box
1599. Americus, GA 31709.


possession of any species ol mul-
let in excess of the recreational
bag limit (50 fish) and any gill or
entangling net:
*eliminate the July through
September 500 pounds commer-
cial daily vessel harvest limit for
mullet.
In addition, the Commission
voted to hold a final public hear-
ing at Its August meeting In Co-
coa Beach on a proposed rule
that would permanently extend
the proposed emergency provi-
sions described above, and would
also:
*eliminate the 10-day com-
mercial closure to the harvest of
mullet In December (by removing
the 4-day weekday closure that
falls between the established
weekend closures during that
time):
*establish the only allowable
gear that can be used at any time


run; Wayne.Summers, six for 13,
.462 avg., three RBI; Jim Faison,
five for 11, .455 avg., two RBI;
Jarred Patterson, five for 14, .357
avg.; and Ryan Yeager, who hit a
home run.
PSJ TEAM HOSTS TOURNEY
Preble-Rish will host the
Sharks Division of the 'Tyndall
Federal Credit Onion Tourna-


for the harvest of mullet as no
more than two hand-thrown cast
nets, two. legal seines, hook and.
line gear, gigs, and snatch hooks.
Sheepshead
The Commission received sci-
entific and public comment re-
garding the management of
sheepshead, and voted to hold a
final public hearing in the near
future on a proposed rule that
would increase the daily bag limit
for sheepshead from 10 to 15 fish
per person for recreational fisher-
men, and allow, -commercial
spearfishing of sheepshead. ',

Gowan to be
Honored Saturday
The fourth annual Florida
High School Sports Awards ban-
quet willbe held at 6 p.m. June
29 at the Walt Disney World
Yacht and Beach Club Resort
Convention Center in Orlando.
S: The !awards, sponsored by
Dairy Farmers. Inc. and the Flori-
da Athletic Coaches Association'
(FACA), honor the Florida high
school Athletes-of-the-Year and
Coaches-of-the-Year in the 20
high school sports with state
championship events. In addi-
tion, five scholar-athletes will be
honored who excelled both aca-
demically and athletically during
their high school careers.
Chris Doering, the former
University of Florida standout
and recent Jacksonville Jaguar
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and coaches will be Port St. Joe
High School Coach Scott Gowan.
Gowan has been selected as the
Boys' Track & Field Coach-of-the-
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ment. Scheduled to participate in
the tourney are 21 teams in the
17-18 year old division. Those,
will be divided into four smaller
divisions to be paired off on vari-
ous area fields to compete. The
four division winners will pair off
in two games Sunday with the
two victors meeting, in the cham-
pionship game Sunday afternoon.
Following is the schedule for
the Sharks Division to be played
in Port St. Joe. Tournament pass-
es will be sold for $5.00 which
will permit admission to a# of the
weekend games.
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a.m.--Clark Central,. Athens, GA
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burn, GA; ,2 p.m.-Clark Central
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Meadowcreek vs. South Gwinnett,.
Snellville. GA: and 7 p.m.-Preble-
Rish vs. South Owinnett.
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The Atlanta Braves are con-
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(today) June 27 at Mosley High
School in' Panama City and Sat-
urday, June 29 at Pensacola Jun-
ior College in Pensacola, both be-
ginning at 10 a.i., C.D.T. The
tryout camp will be under the di-
rection of Area Supervisor/Scout
Mac Seibert.
One' of the best ways -to be
seen by a major league organiza-
tion is to attend a tryout camp.
The Atlanta Braves feel ,they get
to know more about possible
prospects during a camp. They
are especially interested in under-
classmen.
Players are expected to fur-
nish their, own shoes, gloves, and
' uniforms, with the Braves provid-
ing -the- other necessary equip-
ment. Players' must be 15-22
'years of age to participate. Ameri-
can Legion players must have
written permission from, their
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Desmond Baxter, is shown in the photo above as he inks a
scholarship with Chipola Junior College. Pictured are from left:
(seated) Baxter and his grandmother, Daisy Pittman; (standing) CJC
coach Monte Towe and Baxter's mother, Barbara Baxter.


Desmond Baxter Signs With


Chipola Community College


Desmond Baxter, member of
Port SL Joe's 1996 3A state
championship basketball team,
has signed on to play for Chipola,
Junior College next season.
The 62", 200 pound point
guard averaged 16 points and
eight rebounds per game at St.
Joe. He also earned All-State hon-
ors in baseball and football. A
.400 hitter and quick third base-
man, Baxter is also expected to.
see action on Chipola's baseball
teamn.
Chipola head basketball
coach Monte Towe said, "Des-
mond is a leader and a winner
who can offer a lot to our team.
We are elry proud to sign such a
great local player." St. Joe coach
Vernon Eppinette says, "This is a
great opportunity for Desmond to*
play close to home. Our local fans
look forward to following his ca-
reer at Chipola."
Baxter brings the total of new
Chipola Junior College recruits to
five Including 0. J. Brown of Mil-
ton, Pharoah Davis from Palm,
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The Port St Joe Dixie Youth
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Saturday evening at Port St. Joe's
complex on Tenth Street. The
competition has matched four
area teams of eight to ten year old
Minor League players from Apa-
lachicola, Callaway, Parker, and
Port St. Joe'against each other.
ST. JOE 22, APALACHICOLA 4
The tournament's initial
game Saturday began at 7:00
p.m. when Port St. Joe left Apa-
lachicola with a sound defeat un-
der their belts. The final tally of
22-4 was a result of some sound
defense combined with 15 base
hits in five innings at the plate.
Only four of St. Joe's batters were
victims of strike outs.,
Leading hitters for Port St.
Joe were: Timothy King wj A
three triples and a double; Bart
;Lowry, a triple, a double and two
singles; Chad Lucas, a double;
Austin Hbrton, two singles.
St. Joe's Travis Burge took
the mound in the first two In-
nings striking out four, walking
two and allowing no Apalachicola
players' to score. Chad Lucas
pitched two-thirds of the third in-
ning, striking out two, walking six
batters and allowing four runs.
Bart Lowry was brought to
the mound in relief to close out,
the third. Lowry walked the first
two batters in the fourth, but
both were cleaned off the bases
with the next slap of the ball. The
following batter hit an Infield fly
to shortstop Kenny McFarland
who fielded it cleanly and realized
immediately that both runners

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Plaque is the primary cause of
tooth 'decay and periodontal
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Plaque, is a soft, sticky,
colorless film of bacteria that is
constantly forming on your teeth.
The bacteria are most harmful
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St. Joe's Farm Team All Stars
Kneeling, from left: Chad Lucas, Bart Lowry, Kenny McFarland, Zachary Williams, Travis Burge.
Aaron Little, and Brandon Burkett. Standing, from left: Nicholas Reynolds, Timothy King, Kale;
Quillot, Austin Horton, Shawn Reynolds and Andrea Hernandez. Back row, from left: Coaches'
Tommy King and Curtis Little and Manager David Horton.


had left their base pads. McFar-
land then took a few steps to sec-
ond base tagging it for the second
out, and then making a quick
throw to first for the third out,
and a triple play.
McFarland pitched in the'
fifth, striking out one, walking
one and allowing none to score.
Game #2 saw Callaway domi-
nating the Parker team with a
score of 13-3 when they accumu-
lated the ten runs needed to halt
the game after four complete in-
nings.
ST. JOE 5, CALLAWAY 2
In a tight game Monday night
reflected by the 5-2 final score,
Saturday's winners-Port St. Joe*
and Callaway-gave spectators an
exciting evening of baseball.
Both teams placed their
pitchers on the mound for the du-
ration of the regulation game. St.
Joe's strong defense and pitcher
Travis Burge who' struck out
eight, walked only three and al-
lowed only one hit, held Callaway
off. Both Callawayj runs were
scored through base stealing on,
passed balls.
Defensively for St. Joe, Nicho-
' 'las Reynolds led the batters with
a triple In the fourth which also


brought in a runner.
IN OTHER ACTION
Game #3. played at 7 p.m.
Monday, Apalach defeated Parker
8-7, eliminating them from fur-
ther play.
Game #5 on Tuesday night
saw Apalachicola fall out of com-
petition due to a four Inning 17-5
loss to Callaway.
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
At press time Wednesday af-
ternoon, only Port St. Joe (2-0)
and Callaway (2-1) remained in


the tournament's double elimina-
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day night at 8 p.m.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1996 PAGE 1B

Ulee's Gold


Beekeepers Hope For Sweet Rewards Each Year From River Swamp


By Apalachicola Times
Staff Reporter Ward Gros
Despite, the setbacks of a
meager tupelo honey harvest lo-
cal beekeepers are optimistic
about the golden crop's future.
Ulee's Gold, a movie featuring
a beekeeper in the Apalachicola
River Valley, could bring sweet re-m
wards from a crop already in de-
mand. Tupelo honey is produced
from the tupelo gum tree that
grows along the Chipola and Apa-
lachicola rivers of northwest, Flor-
ida. Here in the river swamps.
this honey is produced in a
unique fashion. During April and
May,' bees are placed on elevated
platforms along the river's edge;
and they fan out through the sur-
rounding tupelo blossoms, then
return with top grade honey. This
river valley is the only place In
the world where tupelo honey is
commercially produced.Gly
Good white tupelo, unmixed Gyr
with other honeys will not granu-
lated, due to its high levulose low cor
dextrose ratio. The tupelo honey
season usually lasts more than to 1
two weeks. This year's season or t
* lasted Just over a week, Bears, The
weather and mites all take their dur
toll on honey harvests. Bee
"We've had better harvests the
than we've had this year," said
Ben Lanier. whvllose family has toui
been in dte honey business over ers
100 years.,
Weather affects the length of hiv
the season more than anything. onl
else, said Lanier. Honey is like.
most other crops in that respect.
This year we had a long win-
ter," said beekeeper George Wat-
kins, who lives in Apalachicola.
-The cold weather held the sea-
son off."
The tupelo honey season
started around April 28 and got
over quicker than usual, Watkins
said. It lasted 12 to 15 days when
It could have lasted 20 to 21
days.
"I1 believe that hot weather
came and ended it quick," he
said. "It was a dry season, that
makes a better quality honey.
There was no rain. It just didn't
last as long as it could."
Not only do beekeepers cope
with the elements, they also con-
tend with nature's number one
honey lover-bears. Some folks in
Franklin County say you can tell
how good a honey season you'll
have by the.number of da o
for bear hunting.
S The bears 'cause more dam-
age than anything else," Watklns
said. "The only thing you can do
to tight off'bears is to put up a
portable electric fence around the
hives. If a bear comes, you call
DEP (Department of Enviroimen-
tal "Protecuon). an agent comes
out and tags him, and the bear
comes back."
Recent environmental legisla-
tion protecting Florida's black
bear includes the state's pur-
chase of Tate's Hell, more than
40,000 acres of swamp land
north of Apalachicola Bay.
"The bears caused me $300
to $400 worth of damage." Wat-
kins said. "When they come out
of hibernation, everybody gets hit.
They short out the fence, push It
over, and rip up the sides of the
beehivel box and eat it. They


tis and Ben Lanier stand next to bee hives used in the movie Llee's Gold


ne once or twice a week.".
Mites are another natural foe
thJie beekeeping industry. Two
three years ago they really hit.
y get at the weaker colonies
ing the winter, Watkins said.
keepers place mite strips on
hives for prevention.
This year's honey season was
gh on large and small produc--
alike.
"We, usually set out 900
es," Lanier said. "This year we
y set out 700."


Although this year's season
was less productive than previous
seasons, local beekeepers say de-
mand for their product Is grow-
ing.
'The bulk honey price has
nearly doubled in the last two
years," Watkins said. "It has gone
from 42 cents [per pound] to 78
cents Iper pound] and now it's al-
most 80 cents. The prices have
gone up ever since."
In addition to Increase in de-
mand due to trade restrictions,


local beekeepers say demand
could increase for tupelo honey
after the release of Ulee's Gold.
The movie-recently filmed-was
made in Gulf and Franklin
counties.
Ulee's Gold is an independent
film written and directed by Vic-
tor Nunez. Nunez has received
_.wards from the Sundance Film
Festival and Cannes Film Festival
Sfor his movie, Ruby In Paradise,
another film made in Florida.
After graduating from the
University of California .Los An-
geles, film school, Nunez returned
,-to Florida intent on making great
films about the state and its peo-
Spe.
Working independently, away
from Hollywood, allows Nunez the
artistic freedom and integrity to
portray life as he sees It. His mo-
'vies portray what living in Florida


is really like,
"We have great expectations
for the movie," Lanier said, "It
shows people the real Florida."
Ulee's Gold is the story of
Ulee Jackson, an aging Vietnam
veteran, alienated from the world.


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State Roads 61 and 267.
From 10 a.m. until noon,
"Especially For Kids", a program
developed by park staff will intro-
duce children five through 12 to
the wonders of the outdoors. "Es-


Ulee, played by Peter Fonda, har-
vests tupelo honey.
Although increasing sales of
tupelo honey may not have been
the director's primary reason for
making the mrhovie, some viewers
could become first time buyers.


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the beauty of our environment .
. and the. importance ,of .preserv-
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PAGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1996


FMP Answers Common Questions About "Red Tide" Effects On


The Florida Marine Patrol
sent the following advisory on
questions concerning the red tide:
*What s a Florida red tide?
A higher' than normal concentra-
tion of a microscopic algae called
Gymnodinrum brave. This organ-
ism produces a toxin that affects
the central nervous system of fish;
such that they're paralyzed and
can't breathe. At high concentra-
tions, the organism may produce
a discoloration of the water. "Red
'tides" are often referred to as
"blooms."


*Is it okay to eat fish,
crabs, and shrimp? Yes, because
, the toxin is not absorbed in the
fleshy tissue of these animals.
However, regardless of whether a
red tide is -in the area, eating dis-
tressed or dead fish is discou-
raged because the cause of death
is unknown-it could be some-
thing unrelated to red tide..
*Is is okay to eat shellfish?
If referring to bivalve mollusks,
then "no" if a shellfish harvesting
bah is in effect. However, other
animals commonly called shell-
fish (eg., crabs, shrimp, lobsters)


Hooked A

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Mike Lesperance,
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Morris, both resi-
dents of Wewahitch-
ka, are shown in the
photo proudly dis-
playing a 65-pound
black grouper pulled
in by Morris this
past Sunday, June
23rd off Cape San
Bias.
The pair were us-
ing live bait fishing
from the "Miss tara
Kay".


Literacy Volunteers Course


There are a lot of people who
talk about the problem of literacy.
And then there are those people
who actually do something about

If you would like to be one of
those very special people, now is
your chance. A 14-hour training
workshop for tutors will be con-
ducted at the Bay County Public
Library on Tuesday and Thursday
mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 be-


ginning on Tuesday, July 9. The
.' workshop will be held in the
meeting room of the Bay County
Public Library and the last ses-
sion will be on Tuesday, July 30.
You must attend all sessions
to become certified as a tutor.
There is no charge for this train-
ing, but participation will be lim-
Ited to the first 20 who register.
Call the Bay County Public Li-
brary at 872-7500, extension 26,
to enroll.


are not affected by the red tide or-
ganism and can be, consumed as
usual.
*What "shellfish" are includ-
ed in a shellfish harvesting
ban? Bivalve Mollusks--clams,
oysters, coquinas.
*Is it okay to eat scallops?
Yes, as long as one eats only the
muscle of. the scallop. Cooking
whole animals, such as in stews
should be avoided.
*Is it okay to swim? Yes, for
most people; however, some peo-.
ple have reported skin irritations
and burning eyes. Apply common
sense-if a person is particularly
susceptible to irritation from
plant products, it is probably
wise to avoid red tide water; Once
in the water, if irritation occurs,
then come out and wash thor-
oughly.
*What is respiratory Irrita-
tion? An irritation of the eyes
and nose that often. produces
coughing and tearing. The effect
is noticeable when the red tide or-
ganism is present along the
shoreline and winds are blowing


from water to shore. The microor-
ganism is destroyed in the surf
and cell particles become at-
tached to the sea spray. The ef-
fect is localized to the immediate
area and the extent that it's no-
ticed by people on the beaches
will depend on how concentrated
the red tide is at that location
and how strong.the wind is blow-
ing. If a person must remain in
an area that is being affected by
the red tide sea spray, then wear-
ing a bandana over the nose or
remaining within air conditioned
surroundings will provide some
relief.
SCAUTION: We have always
advised people with severe or
chronic respiratory conditions
such' as emphysema or asthma to
avoid red tide areas. Otherwise,
symptoms associated with expo-
sure to the red tide-irritation are
temporary and usually disappear
within 24 hours once exposure is
discontinued,
*Will red tide be at (some
location) at (some time) or on
(some date)? Unfortunately, this
:can't be predicted. The effects of


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red tide depend on many varia-
bles such as whether or not dead
fish are in the area, from what di-
rection the wind is blowing and
how concentrated the organism is
.at the given location. Even indi-
vidual sensitivities will affect
whether a person is bothered a
lot or not at all. During the red
tide events, many people still en-


People


joy the beaches because dead fish
and respiratory irritation are not
always present even when higher
than normal concentrations, of
the organism are in the area.
,For additional information on
red tide please contact Beverly
Roberts with the. Department of
Environmental Protection in St.
Petersburg at 813-896-8626.


James W. Dame, Hearing Aid Specialist for
Gulf Coast Hearing Aid Center of Panama
City will not be in Port St. Joe Thursday, July
4th as is his normal practice.
Mr. Dame will be back in Port St. Joe
Thursday, July 11th after enjoying the July
4th holiday and wishes his friends in Port St.
Joe a good and safe holiday.


FOR OUR

CHILDREN'S FUTURE
by
Loretta Costin


Getting A Head Start On A Career
In a world that is extremely competitive, it is more important
than ever for young people to develop solid academic skills so
that they are prepared for their future. All students should
have a challenging curriculum, infused with applications from
real workplaces, that keeps open the options of going on to a
four-year college, a technical or community college, a training
program, or a job.
It is important that each high school student have a "gameplan"
which includes the academic and technical skills that are need-
ed for success after high school, be that in college or in the
workplace. This program of study should be developed at the
beginning of the ninth grade and adjusted as needed.
Gulf County, in conjunction with Bay and Franklin counties,
has received a planning grant of $150,000 from the Department
of Education. This grant is to assist in the development of a sys-
tem that will help our students to have the tools, such as' a pro-
gram of study, needed to make a smooth transition from school
to an eventual career. Our support of this effort is essential to
insuring a bright and promising future for all of our students.
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combined effort within our county,,we can s

the problems within our community. Your h

is essential to ensure thesuccess of'these eff

I would be honored to continue to serve as

Sheriff."..

Sincerely,
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FRANK McKEITHEN

Sheriff, Gulf County


Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for by Mary Lou Cumbip, Camp. Treasurer for Prank McKeithen, Democrat


.' If you have any questions regarding this letter please feel free to contact Mr.
Dexter Douglas, General Counsel for the Governor at 904-488-4441.








THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1996 PAGE 3B


My Kin


STook


Storms


Serious

"But Not Smartest
Bears In The Woods"
Now that it's hurricane sea-
son I must ask one thing. No, I
insist. Save your confessions for
the priest. Don't tell your wife.
God is more likely to let you off
with your "hide" intact.
Family folklore had it that my
uncle was terrified of storms. So
much -, s' that he would start
wringing his hands and pacing at
the mention of the word, So great
was his terror that as the winds
picked up, so did his whining. Till
finally he began to divulge the se-
crets of his soul to that one most
unforgiving of sources--his wife.
Now don't get me wrong. It's
important to be honest in mar-
riage. I think they mention it
somewhere in the vows. If they
S'don't, then the boy scout motto
should cover it. But the Boy:
Scouts never met my Aunt Jillian.
Their motto "Be Prepared" didn't
cover her. Put her up next to Hur-
ricane Opal and,the Feds would
have given my uncle-not the fine
people of Florida-disaster relief..
It was his 'own fault, you see.
He married her. No one said he
had to. But 'like fine wine, my
Aunt Jillian was real sweet back
then. She hadn't had time to fer-
ment. Living with -my uncle took
care of that. She was a lovin'
woman if you had "busted" your
knee for the sixth time'that week.
But, if you were a husband who
liked to "honky-tonk", she was
the meanest 98 pounds of unre-
lenting wrath that youever want-,
ed to meet.
My uncle kept forgetting that.
So here would come a storm.
not just your standard Alabama,
late afternoon, cut-off-the-cable-
and-make-people-cuss storm. He
could handle those kind. He'd
crawl out from under the bed
when it was over, just fine, you
understand. I'm talking hurri-
cane. Like Eloise, back in the
70's.
I'll never. forget it. As Eloise
headed straight for us, my uncle"
got to pacing and a' praying. And
if he'd stopped right there, I think
he would have been just fine. You'
see, I think God is merciful and
very forgiving. But not my Aunt
Jullian. She misinterpreted that
Bible verse, "Vengeance is mine,
saith the Lord." Vengeance may
have well belonged ,to the good
Lord, but Jillian didn't mind bor-
rowing it from Him occasionally.
So, as the flood waters from
the nearby river rose, so did my
uncle's anxiety. He was well past
hiding under the 'bed at this
point. He was into ripe hysteria.'
:Now, it seems fitting that I
should, at this point, give you
some insight on my mother's side
of the family. Ours was the lowest
elevation house of the whole fami-
ly. It was surrounded on at least
two sides by a river and a creek
that frequently flooded. Another
uncle had a house that was'high
and dry where no river would
reach. Yet, when the word "hurri-
cane" was said, the whole darn
bunch congregated at our house.
I didn't get it. Did they think the
family that drowns together,
stays together?
But you can imagine. 'Bout
20 relatives, three or four of them
screaming (and that's not count-
ing the babies), one having vi-
/'.


Laura at Large.
by Lai


sons, and another. speaking in
tongues (all well in its place, but
not in the middle of a category
four hurricane), and my uncle
and aunt.
'Bout the time the water
came up in our backyard, here
came his confession. And man,
he was thorough. He gave names,
dates, places, addresses, and so-
cial security numbers. He gave
details we never wanted to hear.
And he stored up wrath for him-
self even till the seventh genera-
tion, if you know what I mean.
I told this story to a buddy of
mine. He grinned and said, "He


iuaRogersj


wasn't the smartest bear in the
woods." Well, in this age of ultra
political correctness, perhaps we
need to rephrase that. I'm afraid
that the "Smart Bears in the -
woods anti defamation -
league might get riled if we don't.
Let's try, "Not the smartest crea-

ture in the whole cosmos." That
about approaches my uncle's
judgment.
But to be kind. He was a
man, shall we say, who respected
the fury of Mother Nature. His
mistake was that next to the fury
of any angry wife, Mother Nature
always looks like a wimp.


Scallop Season

Begins July 1

Florida Marine Patrol Issues List
of Rules and Regulations to Follow
On July 1 bay scallop season opens from the Suwannee River
west to the Alabama line. This is a major event with thousands of
people coming from all areas to gather the tasty shellfish. This In-
cludes the St. Joseph Bay area.
Please remember the following facts:
Bag limit Is two gallons of whole bay scallops in the shell per
person per day, or one pint of bay scallop meat per person per day.
At no time can you possess more than 10 gallons of whole bay scal-
lops in the shell, or 1/2 gallon of bay scallop meat aboard any vessel
regardless of the number of people that may be aboard the vessel.
Bay scallops shall only be harvested by hand or by or with the
use of a landing or dip net Trawls. drags and dredges are strictly
prohibited.
The season closes August 31.
If you are required to have a fishing license, you are required to
have a fishing license to harvest scallops.
*A "diver's down flag" is required if you are using scuba equip-
ment or a mask and snorkel.
Finally, red tide does not affect scallops as far as being able to
eat them, as long as they are cleaned and cooked.


Panhandle Watermelon

Festival This Weekend


Tomorrow and Saturday.
June 28 and 29, Chipley will be
hosting the 40th annual Panhan-
dle Watermelon Festival;
The weekend festival kicks off
Friday night at 7.p.m. with a free
fun night at the Northwest Flori-,
da campground. Games and con-
tests for children including roost-
er crowing, hog calling and melon
rolling will highlight. Cedar
Creek, a bluegrass group will be
performing and Kara Payne will
sing gospel and country songs.
The Rader Family from Ocean
Opry in Panama City will be the
guest band, giving a free perfor-
mance Saturday at 2 p.m. in the
Agri-Center auditorium.
Saturday will explode into a
full day of entertainment includ-
ing a pancake breakfast. 5000
meter run, softball tournament,

Archaeology Day
Saturday, July 6th, from 10
a.m. until 2 p.m., the Apalachico-
la Research Reserve on Seventh
Street in Apalachicola will host
Archaeology Day. The event is
free and open to the public.
At 11 a.m. the special guest
speaker, Dr. Nancy White from
the University of South Florida
will present a program entitled,
"Prehistoric People of the Apa-
lachicola River Valley".
During the day they will fea-
ture spear throwing, pottery mak-
ing, flint knapping, black drink
tea, and archaeology movies.


parade, arts and crafts, square.
.dancing, specialty foods, melon
eating, games for children,
clowns, antique car show, clog-.
ging, the big watermelon auction
and horse drawn wagon rides..
Also, Chuck Gunter, a profession-
al juggler will perform and a
campground gospel sing will be-
gin at 7 p.m.


VOTE
James E. "Jamie" Lester
FOR
Property Appraiser
"Gulf County's Own"
Dear Friends,


As you may know, I have decided to run for your county
property appraiser. Like so many individuals when they
receive their education and gain experience, they have to leave
their home county and some have to leave their state in order
to get a job they're educated in. I am simply trying to use what
I have learned, as well as, my work experience to help and
work for the people.
SSince graduating high school in Gulf County, I have
earned my masters degree in business administration and I
hold a state certified residential appraiser's license. I once was
a real property tax consultant, where I fought on the side of the
property owner for fair and lower property assessments. I also James E. "Jamie" Lester, BoJohn
worked 2.5 years at the Bay County Property Appraiser's Lester and Trey Lester, three of the
Office. Those individuals who know me, know I am a positive five generations of Lesters from
person and negative politics is something I do not believe in. I Gulf County.
am running on my merits alone and my willingness to work
hard for the people. I am not running against anyone on a personal basis, only for the chance to serve
my home county.
I am applying for this position in order to help the people of the county, and stand up for them
against the bureaucracy of the state, and try to give back to the county that gave so much to me when
I was growing up. I want my child to be raised in the same county that I was raised in and enjoy his
grandaddy, BoJohn, and his great grandparents, Ed and Marie Wynn of Port St. Joe. This county has
so much to offer when it comes to thebeautiful natural resources and most of all, the kind and caring
people that live here.
I am asking for your vote and the chance to serve you. I intend to.work hard for you, and give
to :this county all I can in order to make sure everyone is treated fairly. All elected officials should
"remember, and never forget, how they got in office. The people elect public officials and the primary
responsibility of that elected official is the people. I hope to see all of you in the near future and hope
you will consider, and most of all, vote for me, James E. "Jamie" Lester, your friendly hometown
appraiser.
Sincerely Your Friend,



Jamie Lester

S"My son will work hard for the people in Gulf County, if given the chance.
BoJohn Lester

"His drive and determination to work hard and help people is evident in his
character and personality"
Mitch Burke

"It's not the beautiful rivers, lakes, or beaches that make Gulf County so great,
it's the people."


James E. "Jamie" Lester


Pd. Pol.Adv., Pd. for by The Friends of James E. 'Tamie" Lester, (Denocrat) Mitch Burke, Camp. Treasurer


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PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1996


Free "Cooking For


Life" Lecture Series


A free lecture series designed
to prolong lifelines and avoid die-
tary illness is scheduled for all
residents of the Port St. Joe, Mex-
ico Beach and Wewahitchka area.
The program begins Thursday.
July 25 at 7:00 p.m., E.D.T., in
the St. Joseph's Catholic Hall on
20th Street. The: series will last
two hours every Thursday for five
weeks and conclude on August
22.
The classes include a seven.
step "Do It Yourself' approach to
avoiding the trauma of dietary ill-
ness. Program features are cook-
ing instructions, nutritional
guidelines, physical assessments
and nutritionally balanced menu
plans. Space is limited and reser-
vations ,are suggested. Call 227-
3259 to reserve a space.
The program is sponsored by
Healthy -Lifestyles, a non-profit
organization. The lectures will be
conducted by John Golon, host of
the "Cooking For Life" TV series
seen weekly on WJHG Channel 7
in Panama City, 'during the Noon

GCREA Annual
Picnic is July 9
All Gulf County retired edu-
cators are reminded of the annual
4th of July covered dish picnic at
the home of Sara Fite to be held
on July 9th .at noon, eastern
time. Ms. Fite resides at 118
42nd Street in Mexico Beach.
All retired educators in the
area are cordially invited to at-
tend.New officers will be present-
ed, committees announced, and
plans made for the 96/97 year.,


News.
Everyone is urged to attend.
Learn the do's and don't for
longer, healthier lives. "Prove you
care with every meal." Under-
standing the root causes of prob-
lems is the beginning of preven-
tion. The program provides a
blueprint for improved lifestyles
that can help current and future
generations of the Panhandle. Do
-your loved ones a favor. Learn the
principles and teach your chil-
dren. "Don't we all want a health-
ier family?"

Sincere Thanks
Pauline Mouchette moved to
Port St. Joe in March of 1959. As
most of you know she was a
beautiful, happy, generous and
hard-working ,Christian. She
cared very much for this commu-
nity and its citizens. Unfortunate-
ly, she was ill for the last five
years of her life before her death
on June 1.
We want to sincerely thank
the staff of Bay St. Joseph Care
Center for their concern and love.
Her last days were spent in
Gulf Pines Hospital in a hospice
setting which is coordinated with
the Bay Medical Center Hospice.
The love, compassion, and care
we all received was above and be-
y6nd the call of duty. The nursing
staff, every one of them to a per-
son, is so very special to us. The
whole staff at Gulf Pines could
not have been more caring and
kind.
A special thanks to Dr. and
Mrs. Owen Oksanen, Maridel Re-
, ynolds, R.N., Rev. and Mrs. Zedoc


Join Us For Worship .

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



Discover God's love!
S.Everyone welcome
.. Lon-g Avenue ,
i BAPTIST CH URCH /
i1, 1601 Long Avenue PortSLt 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 ail ages)
Wednesday Children's choirs 6 p.m.; Children & youth missions'
7 p.m.; Prayer & devotion 7 p.m.: Adult Praise Choir 8 p.m.
hae .Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth


j!irstUntited Metwodist Church
111 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
(I .Morning Church................. ....9:00 a.m. CT
:i !. ;Church School ......1............. 10:00 a.m. CT
**Nursery Provided"**
[ rCHRISTIANITY ON THE MOVE
Dr. Louie Andrews, Pastor John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT



FIRST 8PTIST CHURCH

Jim Davis, Pastor
823 N. 15th Street, 648-5776
Sunday Bible Study (all ages) ................,9:00 CST
Morning Worship ............ ...,.......10:00 CST
Evening W orship ...................................... 6:30 CST
Wednesday Bible Study (all ages) ............6:30 CST


Oliver F. Taylor
Visitation Minister, First
United Methodist Church


Time and

Eternity
As mortals we have a
time on this earth. In
Psalms 90:10 it suggests
we have an average of 70
years of life, some more
and some less. As a Chris-
h tian, God through Jesus
Christ promises us eternity


with Him.
Life has both quantity and quality. When we
are young time seems to pass slowly. As we get
older time seems to pass more quickly. In 2 Pe-
ter 3:98 we find, "But do not ignore this one
fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a
thousand years, and a thousand years as one
'day."
As mortals on this earth we have only one
way of judging time. God, as our creator, sets
limits for our mortal life. Jesus is our "door to


eternity." Enjoy life and
of God.


Baxter, Rev. Oliver Taylor, and
Rev. Johnny McCurdy.
There are so many wonderful
people, we can't possibly name
every one.,
Thanks so much for the flow-,
ers, contributions, food and beau-
tiful cards and notes. These ex-
pressions of love just prove what
we have always known, this is the
best community anywhere.
Love & Thanks to You All,
Debbie & James Tankersley
Danny & Janis Tankersley
Paula & John Fredrick
Jake Tankersley

Dear Friends
Words can never express the
love and gratitude my heart feels ,
toward you. The support .and4
monetary gifts you bestowed
upon me were greatly appreciat-
ed. I know that it was 'only
through the love of Christ in your
hearts that you gave so freely.
God will truly bless you in many


believe in the promises


ways.
So many times in our lives we
often wonder why we are tried
ahd tested, but our faith in God
above assures us that he will
surely take care of us. I can stand
on his promise: Philippians 4:19,
"But my God shall supply all your
need according to his riches in
glory by Christ Jesus."
In Christian Love, God Bless You,
Minirs K. Addison.

Glisson Reunion
The 20th annual Glisson
Family Reunion will be held on
Saturday, July 13 at Sunland En-
vironmental Park in Marianna.'
All Glisson tiescendants and
friends are invited to attend.
Please bring a covered dish.
If you need further informa-
tion, you may contact Jeannette
Woodham at 904-592-2685 or
Winton Glisson at 813-533-4409.


this cdlumn is provided as a service of the Gul County Guidance Clnhc Inc, a-pro6fesia-oal counsel-
ing and-mentathealth center. It is nol intended to replace psychological counseling or fteatment ser-
vices.


Dear Counselor:
For years I have gotten angry
about circumstances involving
situations and people. I recently
talked to several people in; my
church and they tell me to
"Forgive and Forget" or "Be angry
and sin not". I've tried this but it,
doesn't seem to resolve the con-
flicts that seem to go on inside.
Signed,
Tired and Perplexed in the.
Church
Dear Perplexed,
Your friends at church have
the right idea but it sounds as if,
you need some help with how to'.
accomplish what they are advis-'
Ing.
Anger can be broken down
into four parts; the situation, your
thoughts about the situation, the
emotional. response, and your
behavioral reaction. Your behavior
is the easiest of these to control i
and. the component that can
either get you into trouble or I
resolve the situation that was
involved in your anger. "Sinning
Not" is an appeal to keep control !
of your behavior. Forgiving and
forgetting is the' final goal, in
resolving conflicts that cause
anger., However; resolving emo-"
tionally charged conflicts is not
easy. It Involves first getting in
touch with the second compo-
nent, your thoughts. .
Talking to someone you trust


can help you' to identify your
thoughts, perceptions, and expec-
tations. It can help you determine
if they are realistic and give you
an outlet for expressing why you
ate angry. Talking to someone can
then .help you brainstorm ways to
resolve the conflicts that make.
you angry.,
In the meantime, "Sin Not"
when you get angry, and avoid
hurting someone else or yourself.
In the heat of the conflict, delay
your reaction until you can cool
off, take a walk to expel excess
energy, and return to the problem
with the intent to resolve it.
There are many other tech-
niques that can be useful in con-
trolling your anger. Counseling
can help attack all four compo-
nents of anger and give you some
skills in managing it. You may
contact Gulf County Guidance
Clinic at 227-1145 if you feel you
can benefit from counseling.
Scott A. Nelson, M.A.
Counselor
Note: Please 'address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain "confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to
227-1145.


Vacation
Bible School
Beach Baptist Chapel, on Co-
lumbus Street irn St. Joe Beach,
will be holding Vacation Bible
School from July 15th through
19th, nightly at 6-8:30 p.m. This
year's theme will be "Go For The
Goal". ,


Kick-off and pre-registration
for the Bible school will be held
Saturday, July 13th at 5 p.m.,
followed by refreshments includ-
ing hot dogs and drinks.
All area children, ages 2-3
years old through sixth grade are
invited to attend. Anyone needing
transportation should call 647-
5026.


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

The Church of Christ

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


.E Y W0 M


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS
Bible Study: W4
10 a.m. Sunday 11 a.m. S
7 p.m. Wednesday N
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


worship:
Sunday
nursery


FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
REV. BILL WHITE, PASTOR
2420 Long Ave..
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
904-229-6886
Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
Sunday School ..........................10 a.m.
Morning Worship.....................................11 a.m.
Sunday Evening ........................ ..........6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ....................................7 p.m.



c it Constitution AndtMvonment
PtcortSt.Jo:e
STHE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School ......... 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship ........... 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wednesday............. 7:30 p.m.
PASTOR


"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
S irst Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
S Worship Service 8:30 am
S. Sunday School 9:45 am
SWorship Service 11:00 am
-, Disciple. Training 6:00 pm
Evening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...7:00 pm
Gary Smith '= Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minister of Music & Youth


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that extends beyond o0
OUR MISSION
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Iy aU C* *nY'. 1111 lui tzuu b msai everyone.
* To exalt God through contemporary Biblical worship.
To equip the saihts for the work of ministry.
To extend God's love to everyone in our community
and throughout the world.

Come visit We'd love to have you!
Dr. Bill Cook Interim Pastor.
. Phone (904) 227-1180
Presently meeting in the First Union Bank Building
Monument Avenue, Port St. Joe
'Sunday Worship 10:06am and 6:00pm
Call for times and details of other opportunities


THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

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

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor




,A A FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
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x a 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
t g SUNDAY WORSHIP ...........................10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL .........................1....11 a.m.
lUS *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
Nursery Available
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gela. day 227-I 157. night. 227-7251.
I tp 6/27


4x4 '89 Jeep Wrangler, auto., new.
tires & rims, hard top and bikini top
included. Call days, 227-1156 or after
6 p.m. 647-3298. Itp 6/27
1986 IROC-Z w/T-tops. Newly rebuilt
350 high performance engine. Needs
paint job. $2,900 obo. Call 827-2128.
4tc 6/27
'87 Dodge Conversion Van 103K. a/c,
cassette. cd. few extras. VGC 86.200G.
227-1718 (Kristall. 2tp 6/20
1993 Chevrolet Astro van. p/w. p/b.
p/dl. cruise. abs, extended warranty
& more. Excellent condition. 229-
8294 (day), 647-8210 (evenings).
4tc 6/13
'88 'Yamaha 225 4 wheeler, new tires,
excel. cond., 82,000. 227-7433.
Stft 7/A


:6.C tl 1+


21 ft. Wellcraft walkaround with 175
hp Johnson and galvanized trailer.
$10.900 or best offer. 227-1666.


4 bdrm., 2 ba. house in Oak Grove on
corner lot, fenced back yard, cen.
h&a, carpet. washer/dryer hookup.
$490 month plus $200 deposit. Call
229-6730. tfc 6/27


For Rent: Furnished apartment. all
utilities furnished. 229-9000.
tfc 6/27
Mexico Beach furnished 3 bd.. brick'
home, sunroom, carport, nice yard &
patio, gulf view, long term plus one
bdrm, cottage. Available in July. 648-
8005. ife 7/4
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfc .7/4
COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT -
on busy Hwy. 71. One area 2400 sq.
ft., one area 750 sq. ft. Possible uses
furniture, antique. restaurant, bar.
clinic or general office use. 639-5608.
tfe.7/4
Trailer for rent, 2 bdrm., completely'
furnished, extra room. 2146 Parker -
Ave., Highland View. $300 month,
$100 deposit. Call 784-1711. 3tp 6/6


One and two bedroom apartments. 2,
blocks from beach. Call 10 till 6. 904-
574-7356. ask for Marvin. Evenings
912-246-1250 after 9 p.m. tfc 7/4
1,500 s.f. metal building and approx.
1/2 acre enclosed by chain link fence.
Located in Jones Homestead. Call Bil-
ly Carr. 227-2020. tfc 7/4

Now for Rent:
Newly Remodeled
Business Office
Great Location
(next to Citizen Federal)
Ready for Occupancy
Call 227-7413


BAYOU STORAGE, units for rent!
High and Dry after Opal. Located on
Hwy. C-30 next to Todd Land Devel-
'opment. Call 229-8397 or 227-2191.
tfc 7/4:
Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tapper
Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable hous-
nlug for the elderly and the handi-
capped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities,, energy
efficient const.. handicapped equip-
ped apts.. available. Stove & refrig.
furn., fully carpeted. I bdrm.. apts..
on-site manager.
Equal Opportunity Housing Com-
plex. Rent is based on income.
This complex.is funded by the Farm--
ers Home Administration and man-
aged by Advisors Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
tfc 7/4,


PINE RIDGE APTS., (904) 227-7451.
Rents starting at $255.00 per mo. Af-
fordable Living for low to middle in-
come families. Featuring 1, 2 & 3
bedroom apts. with cen. h&a. energy
saving appliances, patios & outside
storage. For hearing Impaired call
(904) 472-3952. Equal Housing Op,
portunity. tfc 7/4


STORAGE UNITS

Climate Controlled
904-229-9000
tic 6/27


UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, 'stove & refrig.,.
cen. h&a, screen porch. carport &
laundry rm. -
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house. 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm. ch&a. dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets. ,
FURNISHED
* Small 2 bdrm. home. auto. heat '&
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apartment. washer/
dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
tfc'7/4
Warehouses. small and large. some
with office, suitable for small busi-'
ness, 229-6200. tfc 7/4
No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St. Joe Furni-
ture. 227-1251. tfc 7/4


S AGE ALE


Garage Sale: Lots of treasures, some
clothing, no early sales. Saturday. 8
a.m. 2 p.m. June 29th. 506 Sixth
St. Itp 6/27
Yard Sale: Saturday, June 29. 8 a.m.
Hwy. 98, under the beacon. Beacon
Hill. Furniture, clothes, lots of misc.
washer and dryer. sofa. I tp 6/27
Garage Sale: Saturday. June 29, 8
a.m. 12 noon. 125 Westcott Circle.
Wooden table w/4 chairs. Itc 6/27


Bake Sale and. Continental Breakfast
Saturday, June 29, 8 a.m. till.
Church of the Nazarene, Long Ave-
nue. ltc 6/27
5 Family Yard Sale: Flour Mill. Jones*
Homestead. Saturday. 7 a.m.- until.
Stc 6/27
3 Family Yard Sale: Saturday, 8 a.m.
'- 1 p.m., 111 Garrison Ave; Crib,
.changing table, lots'of baby toys &
clothes, .qUeen size bed, dresser;
priced to sell. lte 6/27
Yard Sale: Saturday. 9411 Auger
Ave.. Beacon Hill, 8 a.. one p.m. Va-
riety of Items. ltp 6/27
Yard Sale: Furniture, clothes, etc. 248
Willow St., St. Joe Beach. Saturday at
8:00 arr. until.' ltp. /27
3 Family Yard Sale. June 29. 8 a.m. -
noon. Cobia St. Highland View. Kids
clothes (boys and girls). men's
clothes, women's clothes, toys. and.
other misc. Rain cancels.


CATHERINE
(Ramsey) BARFIELD
for Superintendent
of Schools
Pd Pol Aov Pd for by Catherine Barfield Dern


-RADE &SEV-E


Am available to do typing at my
home for individuals and business-
es. Call 227-3315. Itp 6/27
Port St. Joe area, will clean your
home on a weekly basis. Reasonable
rates. References available. Call 227-
3701. Itp 6/27
COINS BY THE BAYI
I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8104. Bus. 229-6803.
Wig Service If you need to have
your wig shampooed, set or styled
please call 227-3492.
4tc 6/6
I will paint your house. You supply
the paint, you name the price Job
guaranteed Call Mark at 229-1045.


POOL CARE

Barfield's

229-2727


STUTZMAN ROOFING
RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price"
229-8631
Efc 5/2

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

STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
UC.'IER0013168 .INSURED
647-8081
ALAN STRICKLAND


904-229-8161
Faye"s Nail &
Tanning Salon
TOTAL NAIL CARE
Certified Nail Technician
1905 Long Ave., Port St. Joe
Wolff Tanning System Call for Appt.


ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday. 8:00 p.m.
AL-ANON
Thurs.. 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at Ist United
Methodist Church, PSJ



Small Engine

Repair

Barfield's 229-2727



DISCOUNT POOL
SUPPLIES
Barfield's 229-2727



Avon

Catherine L. Collier
lndenpendenu Sales Representadtve
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
(904) 229-6460


COSTIlT' S
Bookkeeping Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
(904) 229-8581


TLC LAWN SERVICE
"Catering to All Your Lain Service Needs'
MOWING. EDGING, TRIMMING, SPRAYING.
FERTILIZING. WEEDING. CLEAN OUTS.
SPRINKLER REPAIR, AND LANDSCAPING
Free Estimates
Call 229-6435 Io 4,6


NEX Microsystems
announces NEW PENTIUMS
starting at S 1169,
P75 Multimedia- $1.365.
PSO's from S 1799
227-6590 or 647-3339


LOANS D 8 J PAWN SHOP
"The Uttle House with the Big Deals"
Comer 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 DUMP TRUCKS
648-8924 OR 648-5767 if no answer

LIC Rf005-1042
FREE ESTIMATES RG 005:10)08
ER 0011618

JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACrOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS'
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
INSTALi\TION OF WA\ITER LINES AND SEWER LINES
MINOR ELECTRICAL
PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA 904/229-6821


Port St. Joe Lodge No. IIll
Reg. Stated Communication
1st and 3rd Thursday of each
month. 8:00 p.m..Masonic Hall.
214 Reld Ave.
Robert Redmon, W.M.
Bill Jordon. Sec.
Ist & 3rd weeks -Dec. -



DISCOUNT HARDWARE
Barfield's

229-2727


* Residential
* Commercial


* Custom Wood
* Industrial


A 8 R Fence
Feia ad ea Concrete Weork
Albert Fleischmann FREE Eslimaies
EIN #593115646 19041 647-4047


LAWN CARE

Barfield's

229-2727


Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Lie. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
9tp 12


STUMP GRINDING
Average Stump $10.00
1-800-628-8733
A 1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises. Inc.
tfc 4,6

MOWING RAKING WEEDING"' ..
EDGING TRIMMING
LANDSCAPING LICENSED
C, s iawn ,
Service
Serving Mexico Beach. St Joe Beach,
Port St. Joe & Wewahitchka
I will work for YOU!" CLYDE SANFORD
Mexico Beach, FL
(904) 648-8492.


Roof Turning Black?
Rust or Mold on Your
House? Let Us G ive You A
Free Estimate!





ALL WORK GUARANTEED-
INSURANCE FREE ESTIMATES
COMMERCIAL = RESIDENTIAL
BILL WHITE
CHRIS MORRISON
227-2116
NEW NUMBER, SAME,
GREAT SERVICEl
tfc 5/2


NEX MICRO computer sales. 342
Coronado St., Port SL Joe, FL 32456.
Apalachicola Bay & Gulf Co. Cham-
bers. Pentium Desktop and Notebook
PC's. full line of PC components &
Memory, Point pf Sale. Equip. Internet
Access. Contact Ron Bordelon Nez
Micro. Complete PC parts list upon
request. Email: nexmJcro@beach-
es.net 227-6590 Fax/voice 647-
3339. 904-647-8339 after 6:00.
tfc 7/4
)tPressure Washing, Houses, Mobile
,. Homes, Residential, Commercial.
-.639-3028. tfe 7/4
Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church. Hwy. 71. Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.
S:


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

Warehouses





BOB'S PAINT &
BODY SHOP
29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
,. ody & Window Work
Expert Autonotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
,Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
tfc 4/6


Locally
Owned


Residential
o Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
Termie Treatments Restaurant Motel
Flea Control Condominiums
;* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
.0 FAMILY OWNED,
E PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL,
Serving G i Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
64830111]^
P. 0.Box 3675-MeicoBa ch 32410


Plus Small Engine Repairs
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
.. OE irst.St .. .
Phone 227-2112


Yazoo Mowers

Barfield's

229-2727


Surfside Serenity Group, 1st United
Methodist Church. 22nd St.. Mexico
Beach. Monday 7:30; Friday 7:30.
All times central. 647-8054.


Owner: Insured
John R. Stomp Lic. #EROO 14030
J.R.'s ELECTRIC
No Job Too Big or Too Small
Just Give AfMe A Call!,
Free Estimates
S Pho0ne227-1688- ..
-4


A/C, Heating, Refrigeration, and Ice
Machine (Sales/Servicel
Ventilation Sheet Metal Fab. a Natural
Gas & Electrical Equipment Contractor
Harden e*&ut wi

Service Con. "
Wewaoitchka. FL 32465
Stme Mech. #RM0066465 Ernie "Cooter" Harden/Owner
Phone 904-639-2454 Cel. Ph. #227-5036 iec aO20

24 HOUR SERVICE 7 DAYS A WEEK
SERVICING ALL OF GULF AND BAY COUNTIES

Hanlon's Heating 8 Cooling
HIGHWAY 71 S. WEWAHITCHKA
Sales Service Installation
All Makes and Models
HEATING AIR CONDITIONING REFRIGERATION
Licensed and 639-341 L. 5RA0040379
Insured i 4,tpa13,
Professional Service at Reasonable Prices 30 years experience



FALLEN'S GULF
SOAST IRRIGATION
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. SE I ESRT
Accounting and Income Tax Service'
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230, 't /4 Port St. Joe, FL 32456






Let us do the caring while you're away
CARE IN YOUR HOME, SERVICE LOW AS $8.00 A DAY
Serving Port St. Joe and the Surrounding Areas
Call Joey and Marie Romanelli
(904) 229-1065 tf i2/14


I


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PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1996


Healthcare Positions Available.
James A.. Cox & Associates,. Inc.,.
healthcare consulting firm is seeking
qualified individuals for the following
positions:
Accounting Supervisor, supervise
accounts payable, payroll,' cash man-.
agement, and general accounting
functions. Applicant -should have a
B.S. degree in accounting or equiva-
lent experience level (3-5 years full.
charge bookkeeping).
Billing/Accounts Receivable Super-
visor, Applicant should have a B.S.
Degree in accounting or equivalent
experience level (3-5 years healthcare
medical insurance billing and collec-
tions experience).
Accounting Clerk. general account-
ing functions including accounts pay-
able. accounts receivable, payroll.
cash reporting. Applicant should have
1-3 years experience in full charge or
medical bookkeeping or billing.
Send resume to P. 0. Box 307. Port
St. Joe. FL 32457. No phone calls or
drop ins please. l tc 6/27

The Arizona Chemical Port St. Joe
plant will be accepting applications
for entry level openings at the Florida
Job Service omce at 1000 5th StreeL
County Complex. 2nd Floor Confer-
ence Room in Port St. Joe on July 2.
9 and 11 only. Qualified candidates
will be required to take a pre-
employment test. EOE, M/F/D/V.
2tc 6/27

Babysitter needed for 7 & 9 year old
boys in Mexico Beach. Call 648-4224
or leave message. Itc 6/27,
Nightingale & Assoc. Professional
Home Health Agency now hiring RN,.
case managers. Salary DOE. Call
904-653-8551 or mail resume to: P.
0. Box 974, Apalachicola. FL 32329.
2tc 6/27
Billy Carrn- ChevrTolet Chrysler.
Blountstown. FL now taking applica-
tions for the following positions:
* Service Advisor. Service Techni-
cian. Parts Counterman
if you are interested, contact Victor
Walsh at (904) 674-4578. 3tc 6/27


Immediate openings in housekeeping
& poolside bar. Please apply in person
at El Governor Motel. 2tc 6/20
LPNs and CNAs hiring for 3-11. 11-7
shifts part-time and full-time posi-
tions available. Contact Tessa GoilT RN
227-1121. 2tp 6/20
LOOKING for mature individual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
ica Financial Services. Take charge
and manage a portion of our multi-
faceted business. We offer high com-
mission income potential. flexible
hours, many other pluses. Could start
part time. For interview, call today.
648-8565. tfe 7/4
:' :.t_ -~-. . *., ..-.


2109 Palm Blvd. $82,500







3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Land: 1 1/2 lots
SPECIAL FEATURES: One story block rambler with in-
ground pool, auto. filtering system, special hurricane
protection awnings, thermal windows, ex. I1g. family
room, central heat and air. Price includes range, dish-
washer, carpet and blinds.


Licensed, real estate agent wanted.
Full or part-time position available.
Call 227-1892. tfc 7/4
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. tifc 7/4


Now hiring waiters, waitresses, cooks,
dishwashers, full or part time, flexible
hours. Apply Julie's Restaurant. 222
Reid Ave., Port St. Joe. tfc 7/4
POSTAL JOBS, $12.68/hr to start,
plus benefits. Carriers, sorters,
clerks. computer trainees. For an ap-
plication and exam information, call
1-219-791-1191, ext. P2334.
.2tp 6/20


Experienced cottage
cleaners
IMMEDIATE NEED
Weekend work, othe
hours possible. $6.0'
an hour to start. Cal
Cleaning Service
227-3730.
Sltc6/2


C F

22 cu. ft. frostfree refrigerator w/
icemaker. Looks rough, but works
good. Apt. size electric range, excel.
cond. $50 each. 5 ft. enamel double'
'sink and drainboard. $15. Call 229-
8311. ltp6/27

Refrigerator. $75.. Call 227-1472.
ltp 6/27
For Sale or Trade: would like to sell or
trade for equal value, 3 piece living
room wicker set, for a different de-
sign. Call 227-3730. Itc 6/27
8-plece living room set, Early Ameri-
can. $150./ Call 227-3701. ltp 6/27
3-pc. sofa set, navy blue, sofa. love
seat and chair, like new. reg. price
$599. will sell for $200. One year old.
Call 22-6770. leave message or home
after 5:00. I tc 6/27

1991 Destiny Omni mobile home,
14'x52', 2 bdrm.. I ba.. all electric.
cen. h&a. upgraded features, must be
moved. : $13.000. Call 647-3581
tfc 6/27
Temporary power pole. 648-8737.
2t 6/20


HIANNON
REALTY INC.
PORT ST. JOE

227-1450

SANDY SMOCK


LOST IN MEXICO BEACH. 16 yr. old
African gray parrot, gray with red tail,
his name is Elwood. He says his
name and many other things. If
"seen" or found. PLEASE call 648-
5303. Itc 6/27


MOBILE HOME


* CHILD CARE in my home, Monday -
Friday. Good environment with rea-
sonable rates. Call day or night, 229-
8624. 2tp 6/20


Daylilies all colors red, cream, lavpn-
der, pink salmon, gold, 'peach. Jean
Stebel, 6760 Hwy. 71, White City.
827-1304. 3tc6/13,


NEX MICRO Computer Sales *
Service. PIONEX Pentium 100 Multi-
media $1699,14" SGA monitor, 16 Mb :
EDO RAM 1.2 Gb Western Digital HD
Intel Trident Chipset 256k Pipelined
Cache Toshiba 6X CD ROM 2, Mb
MPEG Video, Windows 3.11, Perfect
Office Quicken SE & morel Other
Pentitm PC's starting at $1099.
Days: 227-6590, H: 647-8339, FAX
904-647-3339 e-mail Ron Bordelon:
nexmicro@beaches.net
PC Components price list upon re-
quest. tfc 7/4


CARPENTRY, patio enclosure, siding,
windows installed, your home built,.,
additions, decks and more. All work is
,r guaranteed ,& done by a licensed gen-
eral contractor licensed #RG0066513.
0 Look at work I have done. If you like
U it, hire me. Expert work and nothing
less. Of course free estimates. THE
HOUSE DOCTORS, 647-3300 or 1-
800-919-HOUSE. tfc 7/4,

7 Mushroom Compost, $15: yard, any- .
time, 648-5165. tfc 8/1,


ABANDONED DOUBLEWIDEI 3 bd.,
2 ba. fireplace, glamour bath & much
more. Take over payments of $289.00
Super month. Call 913-6222. 3tp 6/13


MILITARY TRANSFER 3 bd., 2 ba.,
fully loaded. Take over payments of
$219.00 per month. Call 913-0402,
3tp 6/13
BANK REPOSI 30 to choose from.
Low down payments start low as
$129.00. Call 913-0407 or 800-309-
5591. 3tp 6/13
WIFE FORCED SALE 3 bd., 2 ba.
super clean. Take over payments of
$279 per month. Call 800-305-559L
3tp 6/13




FREE kittens to a good home. Call
229-1092 or 227-1476. Itp 6/27,
Monthly flea programs are expensive
& don't kill ticks. Cool your dog and
treat fleas, ticks, flies,7 and "hot'
spots". Ask Barfield's Lawn & Garden,
229-2727 after HAPPY JACK KENNEL
DIP. 6tc 6/20


287 Plantation Drive $109,900 -





1REALTY INC.
3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Land: 1/2 acre PORT ST. JOE
SPECIAL FEATURES: Contemporary home in prestigious neigh-
borhood only 3 yrs. old. Top of the line apphances, custom light- -1450
ing, private master suite, heat pump, attached 2 car garage, 227.4 0
fireplace, and many extras! Pce indudes refrig./freezer, trash SANDY SMOCK
compactor, wall oven, built-in microwave, range top, water soften-
er system, blinds, ceiling fans.



GREAT STARTER HOME/RETIREMENT! $59,000
3 BR / 2 bath GREAT FEATURES!
805 Garrison Ave., Port St. Joe








Check out this cozy home in a qjiet residential area.. Recently
remodeled, new roof, huge family room with-heart pine flooring!
Fully fenced back yard with plenty of shade! Call today for an
appointment to see this home.



RIVERS and LAKES



Patsy Whitfleld, Broker
CALL: PERRY McFARLAND, SALES AGENT
639.3300 OFFICE/229-6153 HOME


DOG GROOMING PLUS, 227-38611.
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
tfc 7/4

PET & PROPERTY TENDERS. In
your home pet sitting by Joey and
Marie Romanelll, 229-1065. tfc 7/4






3 bdrm., 2 ba. brick home, 1330 sq.
ft. cen. h&a, satellite, ceiling fans,
carpoit, storage house in rear,
$60,000, White City. 827-2997.
tfc 6/27
For Sale Like new, -$20,000 obo.
14'x70' trailer with 15'x26' porch. Will
sell with most of furniture and stove,
ref., washer, dryer, porch, air cond.,
across from gulf on canal. Cen. air,
gas heat, 2 storage buildings, Ig. lot,
Big Gator Park, 34th St., N. Mexico
Beach, Lot .9. Key with neighbor.
Phone 219-866-0279, leave message.
2tp 6/27
Lot for Sale: Corner of Hayes Ave. &
Pompano in Highland View,
150'x145', 229-8079. tfc 6/27
Brick house, 3 bdrm., 1 ba. living
room with fireplace, din., kit., utility
rm, ceh. heat and air, comer lot, 115
Sailfish St., Highland View. 227-1604.
By appointment only. tfc 7/4
12'x60' mobile home on 90'x110'
shaded lot, decks, carport, storage
bldg., chain link fence, after 5 p.m.,
229-8624, 227-2134. 2tp 6/20
Must sell:- 9.9 acres in north Georgia.
Will trade for lot on C-30 or Indian
Pass. 407-298-2530. 3tc 6/20,,
Must See: 2 bdrm.. 2 ba. home with
unique split floor plan. Ig. master
bdrm.. 2nd bdrm. has private bath &
kitchenette. Too many extras to list.
Asking $85.000. 648-8561. 2tp 6/20


By Owner: 12'x47,' mobile home on.I/
2 acre, Overstreet Community. Appli-
ances included, hookup for washer/
dryenr metal storage bidg., fish pond
on property. $19,000. Call 648-5372
or 229-6114. tfc 7/4
1/2 to one acre lots near Jones
.Homestead. Owner financing, E-Z
terms. Mobile homes allowed. 647-
8317. 6tc 6/13

By Ownen 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, loft, 3
decks, pool/hot tub available. 108
Boardwalk Ave., Cape San Bias. 647-
3828,. tfc 7/4
St. 'Joe Beach 3 bdrm., 2 ba. modu-
lar home on comer lot. Lg. liv. rm.,
cathedral ceilings, ceiling fans. Pri-
yate master suite w/garden tub &
sep. dressing area. Price .includes
range, refig., microwave, carpet,
blinds, 3-pc. living room suite. Lg.
garage w/workshop or storage area.
Front/back porches. Patio. $55,000.
Call 229-9205 after 5 p.m. tfc 7/4

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.
tfc 7/4:
Howard Creek: Murphy Rd., 3 bdrm.,
2 ba. 1,850 sq. ft., cen. h&a, fans,
carpet, fireplace, porches, double car-
port, vinyl & stone siding, plenty stor-
age. Come see, make offer. 827-1725
or 827-6855. tfc 7/4
For Sale: Cape San Bias, 2 bdrmn, 2
ba. house, steel roof on 1/2 acre lot
joining St. Joe State Park property on
bay side, $63.000. Call 229-2740 or
227-2046 for appt. tfc 7/4
2.73 acres for pale at Sunshine
Farms, 'comer lot, $15,000 negotia-
ble. 827-2379. tfe 11/9

LOTS FOR SALE-Oh Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing, Call
229-6961. tfc 7/4


Fantasy Properties, Inc. :JoyHoder.648493
Moira Ritch 648-4217
1200 U. S. Hwy. 98 John M. Delorme, Realtor Joan Smnthwlck 648-4150
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 647-3633 .
Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478 647-8939


NEW LISTINGS
St. Joe Beach, 241 Ponce de Leon. 3 bdrm., 2 ba. doublewide on
'4 lots totalling 300'x150' Relax in your in-ground pool. privacy
fence. Beautiful yard fragranced with jasmine, shaded with oaks,
magnolias, and grapevines. Garage. $94,500.
Mexico Beach Waterfront Dunes 4. Nice 2 bd., 1 ba. upstairs
unit with nice deck overlooking gulf. Unit is furnished and has
new central heat/air, all elec. kitchen with icemaker refrigerator,
microwave, dishwasher. Priced to sell. $79,900. Excellent rental
potential. ,
- Mexico Beach 8th St. Very good condition, 2 bd., 2 Ig. baths,
double wide, 1600 sq. ft., cen.h/a, carpet, laundry rm., Ig, kitchen,
refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/dryer, ceiling fans, awnings on
front windows, large deck off living room and bedroom, fireplace
in living room, beautiful yard. A must see! $72,500.
Mexico Beach, Pine St. Residential lot, with large trees in nice
neighborhood, close to beach, 75\100'. $18,000.
St. Joe Beach, 229 Selma St. 2 bedroom, 2 ba. mobile home,
14'x70' 1988 on a nice fenced lot near the beach. .Excellent condi-
tion, must be seen to appreciate. Price for quick sale, $45,900.
Cape Plantation. Nice residential lot in nice neighborhood, block
B, lot 8, 120'xI87. Paved road. Possible owner financing, $18,500.

GULFFRONT
8231 Gulfaire Townhomes, U. S. 98, Gulfaire Beach. Beautiful
2 Br 2.5 B. a|q15;Aah/ |a wQfktpsibn over
upper decU& l ?lCa ONTRalsr alawell main-
tained unit. Furnished. Excellent rental. Very good price,
$149,900.
7799 Hwy 98, St. Joe Beach Far N Away Beautifully deco-
rated 3 Br 2 Ba half of duplex, completely remodeled in 1992.
1 Br 1 Ba downstairs, 2 Br I Ba upstairs. Washer/dryer, new
CH/A. Excellent rental. $199,000
MEXICO BEACH BEACHSIDE
126 Circle Dr. Great View second lot from beach 3 Br 2 ba
home, Florida rm., furnished, complete' updated. Approx.
1212 sq. ft. 58'x78,5' lot, more or less., Excellent rental. $150,000.
109-B S. 38th St. Summerplace 11, Nicely furnished 3 br 1.5
ba. townhome. includes ,vt/ft'er, electric kitchen, dish-
washer, new CH/A & new Jl(ilr heater. Approx. 1200 SEF
Excellent rental potential. $72,500 REDUCED $67,500
105 S. 32nd St. 3 Br 2 Ba brick home, carport and screened
Sporch, completely furnished, CH/A, approx. 1000 sq. ft., 7' X
105' lot. Good rental! $125,000
31st St. and Highway 98 Sea Gull Duplex. Each side has 1 Br
I Ba. Partially furnished. Approx. 100' highway frontage.
Zoned tourist commercial. Possible owner financing. $90,000


2701 Hwy. 98 Nice 3 Br.2 Babr" home, ch/a, refrig., stove
& dishwasher. 100; on W l* ibned tourist/commercial.
6 19,909 Reduced to $125,000.
ACROSS HIGHWAY FROM BEACH
Mexico Beach -121 First St. -3 Br 1 Ba, stilt home, well main-
tained, new carpet. CH/A. Less. than 1 block to dedicated
beach. 50' X 122' lot. Reduced to $64,600.
1002-D Hwy. 98 2 Br 1.5 ba. townhouse w/waterview. End
unit in fourplex. CH/A, appliances. New carpet. Approx. 1100
sq. ft. $60,000. .
109'38th St. N. Canal front attractive 2 bd., 2 ba. home or pil-
ings, large deck, furnished, new carpet, new roof, covered
boat slip w/motorized lift, dock & seawall.)$210,000.
117 First St. 2 Br 1 Ba stilt beach house. Nice weekend. retreat.
Completely furnished. Window A/C. Approx 1000 SF.
L Approx. 50' X 122' lot. Excellent rental. $49,000
201 3rd St. Large 3 Br 2 Ba concrete block home, with Fla.
room and screen porch. Just recently redone All new kitchen
cabinets and appliance s rf (jlpeting, vinyl, verticals,
CH/A. Just painted insid'am'l On two lots 75' X 112'
each. Also has storage house. Must see! $89,900. Reduced to
$86,500. .. ;
COMMERCIAL
Hwy 98 & 10th St. Jolly Roger Pizza & Bakery Business -
Well established business. Excellent location in high traffic'
area of Mexico Beach. Owner financing available. $49,000

BEACON HILL
9411 Auger Ave. 3 Br 2 Ba home, CH/A, appliances, nice and
roomy approx 1500 sq. ft. 75' X 100' fenced lot. $79,900

GULFAIRE SUBDIVISION
203 Beacon Rd. Absolutely beautiful! Large gulf view, 3 bdrm., 2
ba. home. Has big deck, fireplace, ch/a, heat pump. Spacious
master bedroom has exquisite bath with jacuzzi. Also sun porch
with gulf view off master bedroom. Immaculate and in A-one
condition. Lots of amenities. Must see! Great price Reduced to
$172,500.
Gulfaire Dr. Triplex. Two 3 Br 2 Ba units and one 1 Br 1 Ba
unit. Very nice.. Good investment. To be sold together. Total
price $175,000
ST. JOE BEACH
230 Canal St.- 2 Br 1 Ba frame home, approx. 1460 SF, ch/a, 2
decks, cathedral ceiling in great room, 2 car carport, storage
sheds. 75'x 150' lot. $67,500.
229 Coronado St. 2 Br I Ba cottage, completely furnished,
carpeted, screened porch on side. New roof. 1.5 block to beach.
65'X 125' lot. $63,000


Coronado St. & Hwy 98 2 Br 1.5 Ba townhome with unre-
stricted Gulf view!'CH/A. Furnished. Nice. REDUCED to
$65,000
6260 Highway 98 54 Ft. facing the Gulf affording a great
panoramic view. House has many possibilities-could be used
as a single family, 6 Br 4 Ba home. Two story octagon con-
struction with 5 steel beams designed to withstand he ele-
ments. Could also be used as two separate apartments'as the
lower level has 2 Br 2 Ba with kitchen and its own CH/A sys-
tem. All new decking covering half of the house. City water,
septic, and irrigation well. Home is on one lot and also comes
With another adjoining yet separate lot. Must be seen to be
appreciated. Too many features to list. Priced at $235,000.
142 Bay St -lWI t q Atr h. Corner

100 Santa Anna Frame duplex. 2 Br, i Ba upstairs, 1 Br 1 Ba
downstairs. 1/2 block to beach. Good rental history. $80,000.
Reduced to $75,000. MAKE OFFER.
209 Balboa 1 block to beach. Comfortable 3 Br 3 Ba home
with aluminum siding, large deck, storage building, carport,
20' X 20" shop, original 1985 20' X 40'. mobile home with addi-
tion of liv. rm. and bedroom and bath 3 years ago. Home has
economical gas heat plus gas stove connections. CH/A, well
and sprinkler system, fans and mini blinds. Call for appoint-
ment. $101;500 OR
INVESTOR'S PACKAGE
home plus 3 rental mobile homes, income of $325 each per
month. Separate septic tanks. Call for details. $165,000

PORT ST. JOE
1307 Long Avenue. Neat 3 Br 1 Ba home with chain link fence
& storage house. Great starter home! $44,900.
1034 McClelland Ave. 2 Br 1 Ba home on large comer lot,
new CH/A and new water heater. House has liv. rm./din.
area, hardwood floors, porch, and garage. $50,000 REDUCED
TO $45,000
219 7th St. 3 large Br 1 Ba home w/roomy kitchen and din-
ing.area. New carpet, freshly painted. Fireplace in liv. rm.
Central air, gas heat, stove, refrig., washer and dryer. Storage
shed, utility room on 50'X 175' fenced lot $44,900

OVERSTREET
263 Forest St. 2.Br 1 Ba 1987 mobile home on .163' X 330' lot
with storage shed, fish pond possible owner financing.
$20,950
HOWARD CREEK AND AREA
Squirrel Ave. 4 Br. 1.5 Ba,.frame home situated on 2 cleared
lots. Loft area, Liv. Rm/Din. area open cross beamed ceiling.
Kitchen has new cabinets and new vinyl flooring. Central air,
gas heater, new hot water tank, large screened front porch.
This and more for a very affordable price of $43,500.
REDUCED $38,500
COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT PROPERTY
Port St. Joe Approx. 2 acres commercial/industrial with old
garage lots of possibilities $99,000
St. Joe Beach U S 98 between Balboa and Magellan -, 3/4
block and 1 lot Permitted for condos only. $330,000


LOTS
MEXICO BEACH Houses Only
Pine Street Lot 16, Block 6, Unit 3, nice residential lot,
75'xl00', $18,000.
Grand Isle Nan Nook and Kim Kove Lot 19, Blk D 71' X
115'. $11,500
Wysong S/D Corner of Robin Lane & 15th St. Lot 1, Bik 3
149' X 70' X 127' X 100'. $14,000 MAKE OFFER
Wysong S/D Robin Lane Lot 9, Blk 3 Unit 17. $11,500
Cypress St. (off 15th St.) 2 large lots 125' X 87.5' for a total of
250' on road to be sold together (commercial or residential).
$35,000 Make Offer
BEACON HILL
Houses Only
Cockles Ave. Lot 5, Block 18, 50'x100', water meter, septic
tank, $18,000. .
Faulk Place 100' X 120', with large septic tank. $21,000
Triton St. Lots 5 & 6, Blk 3, Unit 1 irregular. $32,000
Mobile Homes or'Houses
Starfish & Cowries Ave. Lot 20, Blk 22. $13,500
GULFAIRE SUBDIVISION
Homes Only Subdivision swimming pool and tennis courts
Sea Pines Dr. Lot 5, Blk B Nice lot for your dream home.
$26,900
Gulfaire Dr. Lot 15, Blk C Approx. 85' X 125'..$22,900
SEASHORES SUBDIVISION
Nautilus Dr. Lot 3, Blk A. $18,000
Nautilus Dr. Lots 4,5, 6,7, & 8, Block A. $22.000 each.
Nautilus Dr. Lot 9, Blo6 =C010.
ST. JOE BEACH
Mobile Homes or Houses
Atlantic St. 50' X 100' lot in first block off highway on left.
$20,000'
Pineda St. 50' X 125' each 4 lots in first block across from
beach. $20,000 each'
Americus & Selma Sts. 84' X 150' Lot 11, Bik 10. $14,500
PORT ST. JOE
Houses Only
Garrison Ave. 75' X 150' 150 9 I92, Unit 2, Nice high and
dry residential lot. Reducsllm
OVERSTREET AREA
Creekwood Lots 14 & 15, Approx. 1.25 acres:total PLUS 2 pie-
shaped lots 6 & 7 directly on the creek. Sold as package..
$22,000
Wetappo Creek and Highway 386 15.5 acres Great
Potential. $55,000
WEWAHITCHKA AREA
Highway 71 Gulf County Farms 4 acres. $15,700
Stone Mill Creek North'of Wewa on Hwy 71 Close to great
freshwater fishing. Lot 1 & 3, Blk D. $ 6,900 each lot
Riverside Park Land Dr. Lots 9 & 10. One block to boat
basin. $8,000 each. Both lots available for less money.

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St. Joe Beach, lot 50 x 125. Water meter Is already Installed.
High sandy lot with pretty trees on Cortez Street, first block
off highway $16,000,


TWO LOTS at Oak Dr. and Wisteria Ave., approx. .44 acre
total. Close to fishing, camping and hunting. Each lot
$6,500.

HIGH SAND DUNES on first tier lot in Treasure Shores
Subdivision. Dedicated access to beach. Gulf view, a 1/4
acre comer lot. New price: $38,500. _


BUILDING LOTS

FISHERMEN! 1/2 acre well- HANNON
elevated land on Blossom Hill Road
.(3.. lots total). Prime building lot.
Owner will finance with 1/3 down. REALTY I C..,
$18,o00/1/2 acre. PORT ST:-JOE

SIMMONS BAYOU. Beautiful bay
view to construct your dream home. L2 27 t-14
1 _-0. _f a-n+.. J s._-i4-..


LOts of follage and mature trees.
$800 per front foot. Broker-owner.

TREASURE BAY, large lot with bay view and access road.
Approx. .6 acres. Very attractive area in which to build!
$17,000.

INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY (Overstreet). 3 lots each over an
acre with plenty of waterway frontage. 2 lots are $15,000
each. 1 lot is $25,000.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 27 1996 PAGE 7B


Dr. Oksanen Updates Medical Skills


LEGAL ANNOUNCEMENT
On May 21, 1996. Transportation Group
International, Inc., ltdensee of radio station
WMTO-FM filed with th" Federal Communications
Commission. in Washinkton, D;C. an application
for assignment of the license of WMTO-FM to DP
Media. Inc. Roslyck C. Paxson votes 100%6 of the
stock of DP Media.
WMTO-FM operates on a frequency of 93.5
Megahertz with a power of 6,000 watts from
studios and transmitter located in Panama City,
Florida. A copy of the applications are available for
public inspection at' the business office of radio
station WMTO. 2615 East 15th Street. Panama
City,,Florida, during normal business hours.
3tc, June 13, 20 and 27, 1996.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
Bid No. 0596-37
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida. will receive sealed bids from any
person, company or corporation interested in
providing to Gulf County the following:
One (1) set of children's playground
equipment as defined by 9886 Series"
S of Creative Playgrounds Ltd. or equal.
Equipment must be delivered to the
Gulf County Courthouse..
Additional Specifications can be obtained from the
Gulf County Planning/Building Department at
(904) 229-6111 or 1000 5th Street. Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. '
Delivery date must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver unit on
specified date wll be set at $25.00 per day.
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER and what the BID
is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 o'clock, p.m. E.D.T.
July 9, 1996, at the Office of the Clerk of Circuit
Court, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street.
Port St Joe, Florida 32456. .
The'Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids.
BOARD OF COUNT Y"OMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
/s/ Billy E; Traylor
Chairman
2tc, June 20 and 27. 1996..
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
Bid No. 9596-36
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive sealed bids from any person, company
or corporation interested in providing Gulf County
with the following goods: .
1996 FULL SIZE PICK-UP
4.3 LITER V-6 ORE9UIVALENT
AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE
FACTORY AIR CONDITIONING
POWER STEERING
POWER BRAKES
AM/FM RADIO
'HEAVY DUTY STEP BUMPER
Bid price includes delivery.
Further Information can be obtained from the Gulf
County Mosquito Control DeptL 1001 Tenth St.,
Port SL Joe FL 32456 Phone 904 -227.1401, Fax
904-227-1185
Delivery .date must be specified. Liquidated
damages of $25.00 per day will be assessed for
each day goods remain undelivered.
Please indicate on envelope that this Is a SEALED
BID, the BID NUMBER and what the bid Is for.
Bids will be received until l500 p.m.. E.S.T. on
July 9. 1996. at the Gulf County Clerk's Office.
1000 Fifth Street. Port SLt Joe. Florida 32456. .
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids. .
S /s/ BiIl E'. Traylor
S Chairman ,
2tc. June 20 and 27. 1996.'.
REQUEST FOR GRANT PREPARATION.
ADMINISTRATION. AND ENGINEERING
PROPOSALS-CITY OF MEXICO BEACH FY97
CDBG NEIOBORHBOOD REVITALIZATION
PROJECT AND CDBG EMERGENCY
SUPPLEMENTAL PROJECT
The City of Mexico Beach. Florida is soliciting
separate grant preparation., administrative, and
engineering proposals from qualified firms
interested in providing professional
adminlsrrative/managerment services and
professional engineering services in conjunction
with the City's proposed FY 1997 Community
Development Block Grant Neighborhood
Revitalzation Grant and proposed Community
Development Block .Grant Emergency
Supplemental Project. The estimated project
budget.'for:!ther, Neighborhood Revitalization Grant
is .000O.00 which includgqs construction.
engineering. and adrnnlistration.'h e estimated
project budget for the CDBG Emergency
Supplemental Grant has not been determined at
this time. Proposals for professional grant writing.
administrative/management services, and
professional engineering services will be taken and
awarded separately for both the Neighborhood
Revitalizaclon Grant and the Emergency
Supplemental Grant.
Professional services required shall be secured in
accordance with Common Rule; as adopted by
DCA. governing procurement and said services
shall be performed in accordance with all
applicable State and federal regulations and
procedures, including Section 287.055, Fla. StaL-
"Consultants' Competitive Negotiations Actr.
Entities interested In subrr.itting one or more
proposals should contact Mr. John Mclnnis at
(9041 648-5700 and request a proposal package
which details the scope of services required for
each respective service, the factors that will be
considered in the award process, and the deadline
for submission to the City of Mexico Beach,
Florida. It should be noted that all proposals must
be presented in the format specified in the
proposal package or they will not be considered by
the City of Mexico Beach. florida.
The City of Mexico Beach, Florida proposes to
award a contract to the providers) whose
proposals) are deemed most advantageous to the
City subject to the negotiation of fair and
reasonable compensation consistent with industry
standards.
The City of Mexico Beach. Florida proposes to
award separate contracts for grant preparation.
administrative, and engineering services) for both
"projects and reserves the right to reject any and all
proposals. The City further certifies that It will not
discriminate during the selection process on the
basis of age, sex. familial status, race, national'
origin, or handicap status.
Garry Caddis, Mayor
City of Mexico Beach. Florida
2tc, June 20 and 27, 1996.
PUBLIC NOTICE
State of Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
You are hereby notified that the Department of
Environmental Protection is considering a permit
application under File Number GU-219 to Seybold
Associates, Inc., for the construction of a 16 foot
wide, 900 feet long. lmerock or shell base access
S road to service a new subdivision to be Imknown as
Sweetwater Shores, seaward of the coastal
construction control line pursuant to Section
161.053, Florida Statutes. The project is located in
the Money Bayou area, approximately 1.5 miles
east, of the CR-30A and CR-30E intersection. The
permit application and construction plans maybe
reviewed at the office of the 'Bureau of Beaches
and Coastal Systems, 5050 West Tennessee Street,
Building B, Tallahassee, Florida.
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 wrior'g 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: (1) 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 restriction,
and maximum usage of upland portions of the
property. (6) The expected Impact of the proposed
construcuon on nesUng sea turtles and h'atchlings
and their habl'at.
Comments should be submitted within fourteen
(14) calendar days after the date of this notice to
Emmett R. Foster. P.E., the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, Bureau of Beaches and
coastall Systems, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard,
Mail Station 310, Tallahassee, Florida 32399.
Plans for the proposed work may be seen at the
office of the Bureau of Beaches and Coastal


Systems at 5050 West Tennessee Street, Building
B, Tallahassee, Florida.
Itc, June 27, 1996.
PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of WJwahitchka Planning and Review'
Board will met July 1, 1996 at 6 PM to consider a
land use change of a parcel of property on the
eastalde of HWY 71 (parcel 1) and a parcel of
property on the southslde of Johnson Lane parcell
2, 9.9 acres). The current land use Is residential
'and the request from the property owners is to
have the land used changed to
Residential/Commercial use. The owners of the
property are Kenneth Fisher (parcel 1) and tR.
Charles and Cynthia F. Pettis. (parcel 2, 6.2
acres).
Itc, June 27, 1996.
(S>*


e3U35T FOR PROPOSALS
PROFEIONAL PANNING SERVICES TO
PREPARE AN EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL
REPORT (EAJ
FOR TBE
GULF COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
Gulf County is seeking professional planning
services for preparation of the County's
Comprehensive Plan Evaluation and Appraisal
Report as required by 9J-5.0033. Interested firms
are requested to submit a proposal to include the
following:
I. Firm Background and Experience
II. Statement of Quallfications to Perform
Required Services :
IlL Qualifications of Key..Personnel Assigned to
Project .
IV. Approach to Accomplishing Required Tasks
V. Proposed Schedule for Accomplishing Project
VI. Proposed Fee and Contract Terms
Factors to be considered in the selection process
include:. '
ol Technical Knowledge of Required Services
> Familiarity with Gulf County Comprehensive
Plqn
> Qgualifications of Key Personnel
>- Proximity to Project Area
>. Technical Approach to Accomplishing
Project \ I ,
> Proposed Schedule and Fee
Additional 'information can be obtained from the
Gulf County Chief Administrator Don Butler at
(904) 229-6111 or 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456.
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED PROPOSAL and what the PROPOSAL Is
for.
Proposals will be received until 5:00 o'clock, p.m.,
E.D.T., July 9, 1996, at the Office of Clerk of
Circuit Court, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida. 32456
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all.
proposals. // Blly E. Traylo
Chairman
2tc, June 27 and July 4, 1996.


BID NUMBER 596-38
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
of Gulf County, FL will receive sealed bids from
any person, company, or corporation interested in
providing Gulf County with the following goods:
45,000 sea oats (unlola panloulata)
Grown from seed gathered only .ln
Florida panhandle area
Liners are not acceptable. Plants must
have been transplanted to 4 Inch pots
or larger. fenrtilized with 14-14-14
osmocote with micro nutrients, and
hardened off at least four weeks prior to
delivery. .


Delivery schedule:
9,000 JULY 8, 1996
9,000 JULY 15, 1996
9,000 JULY 22, 1996
9,000 JULY 29, 1996
9,000 AUGUST 12, 1996
Price for all plants includes delivery. Payment
made upon delivery.
Further information can be obtained from the Gulf
County Solid Waste DepL Phone 904-227-3696.
Fax 904-227-1185.
Delivery date must be specified. Liquidated
damages of $25.00 per day will be assessed for
each day goods remain undelivered.
Please indicate that this is a SEALED BID, the BID
NUMBER, and what the bid is for.
Bids will be received in the Office of the Clerk,
1000 fifth Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 until.5:00
p.m.. E.S.T. onTuesday, July 2, 1996.
Itc, June 27, 1996.

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
NO. 9596-39
The Gulf County Board of County, Commissioners
will receive sealed bids from any person, company
or corporation interested in selling the County the
following described insurance policies:
I. Workmen's Compensation
II Building & Contents
III. Comprehensive General Liability
IV. Automobile Insurance
V. Mobile Insurance
VI. Ambulance Drivers and Attendants
Malpractice 1
VII Public Offiials Errors and Omissions


VIll. Public Employees Honesty Bond / Tax
Collector
IX. Money & Securities Bond / Tax Collector
X. Public Employees Honesty Bond / Clerk
of Circuit Court ,
XI. Money & Securities Bond / Clerk of
Circuit Court "
XII. Water System Bond
Specifications can be obtained from the Office of
the'' Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County
CourthoaUsq. 1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe. FL
32456. Bids will, be received until 5:00 p.m..
E.S.T., August 7 19967 in the Olfce of the Clerk
of Cirit Court. The Board reserves the right to
reject and and all bids., .
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
By: /s/ Billy E. Traylor
Attest: Benny C. Lister. Clerk ,
2tc. June 27 and Jul 4. 1996.


mmALES A TE


MESSAGE


SERVICE


3 bedrooms, I 1/2 baths. Land: In shaped lot
SPECIAL FEATURES: I siory home w/Ig., open liv. areas, hardwood
floors in bedrooms, ceramic tile baths. Ig. pantry & breakfast bar in
kitchen. Family rm. w/built-m bookcases. Spacious backyard; roof only
5 yrs old Pnce includes: range/oven (self-cleaning, stove hood/ian,
dishwasher, blinds (except vertical blinds inm living room).


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'
Suftil. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon.
229-6411. tfc 7/4

Half acre lots for sale, Hwy. 386,
Overatreet. Creekvlew Subd., $500
down. $96.48 per month, 120
months. Call and leave message. 229-
6031. fc7/4


1/2 acre lot with septic tank. Over-
street Road. Owner financing. 227-
2020. ask for Billy. tfc.7/4-





"NEED ALTERATIONS". Big job or lit-'
tle job. Contact 229-6770, if no an-.
swer. leave message. Home after 5:00
p.m. 3tc 6/27


PORT ST. JOE

227-1450
SANDY SMOCK


PUBLIC NOTICES


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cluding the care of children,
young and older adults, cancer in
women,, osteoporosis, sports med-
icine, industrial medicine, alco-
holism and substance abuse, or-
thopedics; allergies, nutrition,
and'management of HIV disease.
The American Academy of


Dr. Owen D. Oksanen of Port
St. Joe has recently recertified. in
Advanced Cardiac Life Support as
well a the American College of
Surgeons. University of Florida
sponsored Advanced Trauma Life
Support Course.
Two weeks ago he also at-
tended a Family Practice Board
Review Course offered by the
American Academy of Famrily Phy-,
sicians (AAFP). Over 400 family
physicians attended' the course
June 3-9 in Seattle to update
their' skills and review for the
American Board of Family Prac-
tice (ABFP) recertification exam,
and- intensive written test of the
physicians' abilities in all facets
of family medicine.
The ABFP's the .certifying en-
tity.of the family practice special-
ty. Since 1970, it has offered its
certification of examination annu-
ally to physicians who have com-
pleted three years of family prac-
tice, residency training after
medical school. After passing the
'ABFP's certification examination,
family physicians are designated
as Diplomates and must continue
to demonstrate their competence
in the specialty by taking recerti-
flcation exams every six years.
Family physicians are' trained
to work in all major areas of med-
icine and can treat nine out of ten
of their patients' medical .prob-
lems, for'all age groups and both
,sexes. The Family Practice Board
Review, course "included seven
days of workshops, clinical lec-
tures, and reviews of aspects of,
family medicine in the care of all


210 Sandlewood Blvd. $79,900


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3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Land: .339 Acre, Corner
SPECIAL FEATURES: Beach house w/3 decks, steps to Gulf
and Bay, wet bar in bedroom, sliding glass doors to all decks,
frame 2 story home only 5 years old. Price indudes: range,
refrig., dishwasher, microwave, carpet, drapes and blinds.


Family Physicians 'which spon-
sored the Board Review course,
represents more than 83,000
family physicians, family practice
residents and medical students.
It was the first national medical
specialty organization to require
its members to complete a mini-
mum of 150 hours' of accredited
Continuing medical education
every three years.


,HANNON

REALTY INC.
PORT ST. JOE
227-1450

SANDY SMOCK


HANNON
REALTY INC.
PORT ST. JOE

227-1450

SANDY SMOCK


Mexico Beach



n Harmon Realty, Inc. /


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

648-5767 or 1-800-239-4959


NEW LISTINGS:
oulf Are. Dr., 80'x125' home lot. Blk C, Lot 20, Phase- II,
S $20,000.00. I I .
Gulfalre Dr., 75'x125' home lot BIk D. Lot 14. Phase 11, $30,000:00.
Gullaire Dr., 75'x125' home lot BIk D. Lot 13. Phase II. $30,000 00
Pelican's Roost Condo B, 112 32nd St., Mexico Beach.
WATERFRONT Two bedroom. 2 bath completely turnished
condominium Spacious living, din & kitchen combination
Kitchen has Ig bar, and European style cabinets, appliances
I include iefrig wficemaker, 'dishwasher. range, washer and
dryer. Front covered porch has great view of the Gulf! Presently/
, on rental program. Good history. Nicely fuinis ed and
equipped $117,500.00
114 D. Miramar Dr., PANALFRONT. Two bedroom, two and
one-half bath CANALFRONT townhome SOUTH SIDE OF HWY.
98. Private boat slip on the canal! Ex large sun deck
overlooks the canal w/cabana. picnic area. Nice liv., din. &
kitchen combination Kitchen has bar. Uv. area and'master
bdrm. overlook the canal! Completely furnished' Appliances
include refrig w/icemaker. range, dishwasher, washer & dryer.
Central heat & AC! Short walk io the beach' $135.000 00
208 Mississippi Dr., Mexico Beach. Two bedroom 1 bath
single family home on 2 large lots, 150'x1125' Nice shade
trees. in residential area only short walk to the Beach! Cen.,heat
& all cond Appliances include reirig & range. Uv. rm., kitchen
& dining combination. Stucco exterior, outdoor shower
$75.000.00.
704 GeorgIa Ave., Mexico Beach. Cozy 2 bedroom, I 5 bath
14'x60' Fleetwood mobile home on nice 75'x100' lot. 12x20'
Florida room on front has ceiling fan Split bdrm floor plan Liv
din., & kitchen combo. Kitchen. has breakfast bar Appliances
include rehtig gas range, washer, gas dryer, gas hot water
heater. Cen gas heat & elec air cond Liv rm. has vaulted
ceiling. Master bdim. has garden tub & double vanities Nice
residential location only a short walk to the beach Landscaped
lot has beautiful shade trees / Two ouIside siorage/utility
buildings, one 10'xl6' w/electric arid phone outlets Shallow
well with pump for lawn Outdoor enclosed shower Back porch
w/wooden deck leads to shower. Oil street parking ior two cars
Partially furnished $55.000.00
S r MEXICO BEACH
Wysong Drive Mexico Beach New Construction!!
Pre.-Construction Sale! Three bedroom, two full- bath single
family home soon to be under construction. 1408 +- sq. ft.
heated and cooled living area with covered front porch and
back cement patio area. Double car garage w/automalic
garage door openers Central Heat/AC Appliances include
refrigerator w/ice maker. electric range, dishwasher disposal.
Ceiling fans wilighl in all rooms. Vaulted ceiling in living &
dining room. Total exterior viny siding for maintenance Iree
living. Landscaped yard w/shallow well and sprinkler system.
Pre-Construction Contract Buyer may choose colors of vinyl,
carpet, and appliances Call for floor plans and further
information. $89,900 00 Pre-Construction Price
$85,000.00
100 25th St. (Corner Hwy. 98), Beachside. 3 bdrm., 2 full, ba.
single family stilt home on the Beachsidell Excel. view of the
Gulf from covered front porchl On 75'x100' corner lot.
Completely furnishedl Living, dining, and kitchen combination
has sliding glass doors that leads to covered porch and has
great view of the, Gulf! Kitchen includes'refrigerator, range, and
microwave. Cen. electric heat & AC! Covered parking under
house. Outdoor shower. Good rental history! $105,000.00.
118 N. 36th St. Mexico Beach a rare. find! CANALFRONT
single. family home on beautiful lot with boat dock and
block sea wallIThis 3 bdrm., 2 ba. brick home 1s in great
cond.! Nice IIv. din. & kit. combo with breakfast bar & sliding
glass doors which lead to 23'X9'4" screened 'porch that
overlooks the canal Cen. gas heat & elec: AC! Under ground
sprinkler system w/shallow well & pump for yard. Lovely yard
area. Single car covered carport w/cement drive for. 2 other
cars. Boat dock on canal 6'X30' w/water at dock. Great second
home or primary residence Much more! $142,500.00.
OVERSTREET
Pine Street 1.02.acres with power pole on property! Reduced
to $15.000
BEACON HILL
SANDOLLAR COTTAGE #1, 7105 Hwy. 98, Enchanting
WATERFRONT A-frame -style cottage! One bdrm. with one loft
style bdrm., one full bath! Cathedral ceiling w/ceiling fan in liv.,
din. and kit area Lg sun decks on front & back overlook the
gull! Completely furnished & equipped. Good rental history
Possible assumable mortgage. On shared septic system. On
38' Gulfmront x 223.82' deep lot. Must. see this one! Only
$98.50000.
218 Triton Street, Three bedroom, one bath two story stucco
home. On nice corner lot with shade trees. Downstairs has
living, dining, and kitchen combination. Upstairs ,has three
bedrooms, and full bath. Window AC. Appliances include
refrigerator, range, gas hot water heater. Utility room has
washer and dryer hook-ups. Needs some updating. $59,000.00
ST. JOE BEACH
219 Buccaneer Dr., Oulfaire Sub. Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 full
bath stone & cedar home on beautifully landscaped corner lot.
Lg. liv. and diri. great room. Large kitchen wVbreakfast area has
abundance of cabinets and butcher block counter tops. Master
bedroom has full bath and lighted wdlk-iri closet. Large utility
room has washer and dryer hook-ups. Cen. elec. heat/AC (heat
pump),. Double car garage w/automatic garage door opener.
New Berber carpet throughout! Mint condition!! Must see this
one! $112,900.00.


( FEATURES OF THE WEEK!'>
Pelican's Roost Condo F,. 112 32nd St.,
S Mexico Beach. WATERFRONT 4 bedroom, 2
bath.' completely furnished condominium.
Beautifully decorated & furnished' Very bright &
airy. Liv., dining &* kit comb kitchen has Ig bar,
European style cabinets and counter. Appliances
include refrig. w/ice maker, new dishwasher, elec
range, washer & dryer. Great view of the gull -
from every bedroom! Front covered porch
overlooks the Gulf! This unit is in excellent-
cond., never been rented'. Minimal condo fees
Must see this one $147,500 00
Luxury by the Pier #6, 117 E. S. 39th St.
WATERFRONT Two bedroom. 2 1/2 ba
townhome. Living. dining, and kitchen combination
overlook the Gulf' Nice decor and .furnishings.
equipped and ready for seasonal rental or year
round living. Screened porch off living area and
sun deck off master bedroom overlook the Beach!
t Excellent rental property $142.500 00

8113 Alabama Street, .Sea Shores 'Subdiviklon. Lovely
spacious three bedroom two full bath single family home on
large corner lot. Formal living room has two sided liee standing
stone fireplace and separates dining area. Gteat kitchen has
abundance of all wood cabinets and counter space. also center
work island w/storage Large pantry. Split bedroom floor plan.
Beaulitul large master bedroom has full walk-in closet with
lacuzzi garden tub and nice dressing area Screened porch off
dining area has view of the Gulli Double car garage. Much
more $108,000.00
WINDCHASE TOWNHOMES I & II 708 GULFAIRE DR.,
GULFAIRE SUB. Lovely 3 bedroom. 2 bath stucco & rrame
townhomes in nice residential sub Contemporary style custom
designed floor plan Foyer entry has dramatic 17 foot ceiling. Liv.
rm r.a-. wood burning fireplace w/ceramic hie hearth. & full wall
accented w/nch wood pine torgue-n-gioove. Dining area has
gla s sliding doors that lead to back palio area. Kitcher, has pass
thru serving bar to dining area. and nice European style cabinets
w/oak trim and adjustable shelves Bathrooms have ceramic'bath
accessories, and cast iron bathtubs w/ceramic while enclosures. All
bedrooms have full size closails with vented shelving Sihgle car
garage wifinished intenor Shqrt walk to beach. pool. and tennis
curls. Would make excellent year round home or second homer
Much more! $68,500 00 each.
PORT ST. JOE -
Long Avenue, 120' x 172.5' lot in nice residential area. Close,to
schools and shopping. BIk 71, Ldts 13 & 14. $2,90t.9)O.
REDUCED $21,000.00.

LOT LISTINGS
5th Street, Mexico Beach. 100'x158.33' residential lot. Only
short walk tb the beach! Mexico Beach Unit 14, Bik A, Lot 9.
$10,500.00. Owner will 'inarnce with $5,000 down, balance at
10% for 4 years. I
Colorado Dr., Mexico Beach. 100'x1l8.33' residential lot.
Mexico Beach Unit 14,' Bk C, lot 19. $7,500.00.
.Arizona Dr. Mexico 'Beach. (3) 100'xI08.33' residential lots.
Mexico Beach Unit 14, BIk E, Lots 9, 10, 11. $9,000.00 each.
CANAL FRONT, 38th St. Canal front corner lot.' On cul de
t sac with concrete block pea' wall, septic tank, and double car
I detached garage!! Beautiful, palm trees, landscaped yard!
$' 95,900.00. Mexico Beach Unit 8, BIk. #, Lot 7. I
Colorado Drive, 100' x 158.33' lot. Unit 14, BIk. C, Lot 9, $9,000..
7th St., Mexico Beach, 100'X158.33' lot. On paved street.
Walking distance to the beach. Unit 14,,.BIk C, Lot 12.
$13,500.00 ,
Lucia Ave., Beacon Hill. 100 x 120 fenced lot only a short
distance to the Beach! Cleared- and ready for building. Beacon
Hill Estates BIk 1, lot 4. 315,000.00.
Arizona Dr. & California Dr. (3) 100 x 108.33 cleared lots in
residential area. Unit 14, BIk E, lots 13, 15, 16. $15.000.00 each
or all 3 together for $27,000.00.
Texas Drive (2) 100x100 lots. Unit 14, BIk G, Lots' 9, 10,
$8,000.00 each.,
7th Street 100x108 lot. On paved street. Walking distance to the.
Beach. Unit 14, BIk D, Lot 15. $10,000.00.
Magnolia Ave. : 7 ''ot IN 1/2 block to the gulf! Good gulf
view. Unit 11, gu"o dW ,000.
California Drive: 100 x 108.33 lot-w/lg. septic tank. Nice
neighborhood. $12.000.00. Mexico Beach Unit 14, BIk E, Lot
'12.
Comar Texas Dr, and Hwy. 386.A: Two large corner lots with
nice shade trees. Nice neighborhood. $20,000.00. Mexico
Beach Unit 14; BIk F, Lots 24, 26.
!
GULFAIRE
Gulfaire' Dr., 75'x125'* home* lot. BIk. D, Lot 22, Phase II,
$46199.OOO.Reduced to $15,000.00
CRISTIN'SL CURVE: Large home lot on.cul de sac. Gulfaire Phase
IV, BIk J, Lot .5 $20 000.00.
Gulfaire Drive 80. 7ee1 lj8 Ifte'lot. BIk C, $16,000.00. dwner
will consider finaeSn e5-LJ


CORNER of 14th STREET & HIGHWAY 98
.MEXICO BEACH I


Fantasy Properties, Inc.

1200 U.S. Hy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 we
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478


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Friday, June 28- 2-5 CDT
Circle Drive Mexico Beach
Great View, $150,000 Your hostess, Joy Holder



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Saturday, June 29 2-5 CDT
Mexico Beach 121 1st Street
New Price $64,600 Your hostess, Joy Holder







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Sunday, June 30 1-3 EDT
St. Joe Beach 6260 Highway 98
Summer Special $235,000

JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor
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253 Canal Street $58,900








3 bedrooms, 2 baths Land 75'x150'.
SPECIAL FEATURES- Well maintained double-wide mobile home w, ced r
siding. Great rn. w fireplace. msrer bdm-. w/ 2 walk-inm closer, master
bath w/garden tub. Cen. heal/ r only 5 y; old Double-hung storm wm-
dows, outside storage shed, insulation in floors, walls, and ceiling. Price
includes: counterrop rsnge, wall oven, dishwasher, ifng., carpet, blinds and
3p-c. entenamment unit.








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