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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR, NUMBER 45
INDUSTRY -DEEP WATER PORT FINE PEOPLE SAFEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1996
The Fourth of July celebra-
tion activities drew large
crowds of celebrants all over
the county Thursday evening.
A festive day of events and
games was enjoyed by the en-
Activities were provided for
all ages throughout the day. In
the photos at left, people are
taking advantage of two of the
several booths which dispensed
food, cold drinks and favors at
the fireworks show Thursday
night. [See editorial]
Heavy Damage to Count'
Vandals Do Considerable Destruction; Extensive Re-Planting of Sea Oats Approved
Vandals are continuing to got the discussion started when most recent' episode of vandalism Park and Lands Landing, too." representative Joe Nugent. said
ak havoc on park and recre- he proposed that the board offer a at Salinas Park resulted in con- The board was unanimous in the sheriffs office would beef up
nal facilities throughout the $500 reward for anyone who pro- siderable damage to the bath- their support for Yeager's motion patrols in the problem areas, and
nty, drawing special attention vides information leading to the rooms, "even busting up the to offer the $500 reward, but they lock up the bathroom facilities
i county commissioners dur- arrest and conviction of the per- sinks". also decided to put up "No each night at Salinas Park.
ing Tuesday evening's board son or persons responsible for Commission, C
meeting. recent damage to Salinas Park. Traylor piped up.
Commissioner Warren Yeager Yeager explained that the same type problem
"We have the
ms at Gaskin
Loitering between 10 p.m. and 5
a.m." signs at both Lands Landing
and Gaskin Park. Sheriffs office
City Plans Extension of Water/Sewer Service
The Port SL Joe City Com- impact on both the city and board he and Phillip. Jones, the project stand at approximate
mission met last Tuesday evening county residents in the not too Preble-Rish engineer, had met ly $135,000--$85,000 for sewer
(June 25) taking action on several, distant future. with representatives of Gulf Coast and $50,000 for water. He recomi
items Uidt stand to have 'a major Ma~yo( Frank Pate dtold' the, ,CommaLW o lege to discu j minded the board approve the
Pateh-told-tth en lon to cia a eenon Iec o
sewer services to accommodate.
the needs of the soon-to-be-
constructed college extension.
The extension site will be lo-
cated at the intersection of High-
way 98 and Garrison Avenue,
east of Ward Ridge, and will re-
quire approximately 3,000 feet of
extension of city services to reach
the site, according to Jones. Cur-
rently city water and sewer ser-
vices end in front of the Liberty
Pate said price estimates for
Gannon New PSJ High
School Football Coach/AD
Chuck Gannon has been selected as the new head football
coach and athletic director for Port St. Joe High School.
Gannon is no newcomer to the Shark's athletic program, com-,
ing to the school in 1994 as an assistant football, basketball, and
baseball coach and serving as defensive coordinator for the foot-
ball team the last two seasons.
He brings 21 years of coaching experience with him to his new
position even though this is his first stay as a head football
Gannon told The Star he was excited about his selection, but
recognized the challenge in front of him to turn around, the
Shark's football program (4-5 in 1995-96) and continue the over-
all success enjoyed by several of the school's other sporting pro-
Meeting of Varsity Players
One of his first official acts is to call for a joint meeting of all
varsity football players and students interested in playing varsity
football Thursday afternoon at 6:00 in the Port St. Joe High
The organizational meeting will allow Coach Gannon and team
members an opportunity to begin planning for the upcoming sea-
" $60,000 to Gulf Coast Communi-
ty College, noting that the re-
mainder of the expenditures
would be recouped by future con-
nections to the service by adja-
cent property owners. The board
unanimously supported the rec-
Gulf Coast plans to begin
construction within the next few
months, hoping to start classes in
(See EXTEND on Page 3)
The board took action during
the meeting that will get the ball
rolling on the county's dune
restoration project, as they decid-
ed to purchase 45,000 sea oat
plants at a cost of $36,000 from
Florida Three Rivers Nursery and
210 bags of fertilizer from Barfleld
Lawn and Garden for $7,800.:
Both firms were the low bidders
for the-items.. -- -.
Gulf County was the recipient
of $101,000 in CDBG funds for
dune restoration two months ago.
Solid Waste Director Joe Danford
is overseeing the project which
will utilize the seven berms under
construction along the SL Joseph
Peninsula and Beacon Hill as
Plans are to put up wind fenc-
ing and plant vegetation in such a
(See VANDALS on Page 7)
MFC, Cabinet Agree on Fishing
Methods to Allow Jellyfish Harvest
Positive Reaction By Raffield To Cabinet Approval
The Florida Cabinet has ap-
proved a Marine Fisheries Com-
mission rule allowing fishermen
to harvest Jellyfish with nets.
In Port St. Joe, Raffield's
Fisheries had pioneered the tak-
ing of the product as a means of
replacing some of their revenue
lost by the net ban which went
into effect the first of July. last
year. Raffleld's has developed an 0
oriental market for the product
and had asked for permission to .
harvest them in a productive
it seems the jellyfish, which' '
are considered to be pests in U.S .
waters, especially by beach-goers, ..
are considered a high source of ,,
protein, and a delicacy, in the Or- ,.
t ent.... .... .,' ,
Raffield's has been harvesting
the jellyfish by the tons, prepar-
ing them for export. 'We have a
pretty good operation going and.
we're pleased the Cabinet gave us
the go-ahead to continue," Gene
Raffield, President of the firm said
"We've been hit hard by the
net ban and we're excited over
the fact that we can do what
we've done best for nearly J100
years, using our expertise to con-
tinue to do business by utilizing
this species," he continued.
The Raffleld firm has been in
several meetings with the MFC
for the past several months, as
they prepared the guidelines for
the ruling which was approved
The Cabinet permission al-
lows the firm to continue as they
have been operating, using nets
which measure 500 square feet or
Part of the Jellyfish preparation operation at the Raffleld
plant is shown in this file photo.
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* EDWARD A. BANDJOUGH
Gulf County lost a supportive
voice Thursday. July 4, with the
death of Edward A. [Ed] Band-
jough, editor and publisher ofthe'
Gulf County Breeze, of Wewa-
He was 75 years of age.
Bandjough had been in fail-
ing health for the past two years
and died suddenly, Thursday
morning. According to his widow,
Nell Connell Bandjough, her hus-
band grew restless during the
night, as he often did, and went
downstairs to the living room of
their home to read, again, as he
often did. He went into the bath-
room and apparently had the at-
tack of what killed him. Mrs.
Bandjough found him there when
she awoke early Thursday mom-
Bandjough was a native of
Masonville, Pennsylvania. and
came to Wewahitchka, bringing
his wife back to her home, when
he finished a tour as a U.S. Navy
Lt. Cmdr. stationed in the Penta-
Upon arriving in Wewahitch-
ka, he fulfilled a desire he had felt
for a long while to own a weekly
newspaper in a small town, and
purchased the Gulf County Breeze
from its founder, and owner, C. F.
Hanlon, in 1954.
Bandjough was an adven-
turesome soul as is evidenced by
the fact that he had never been in
a small town weekly newspaper
plarit before and knew; nothing
about preparing and printing one.
He knew nothing about any of the
machinery he would be using for
the next 41 years.
He was a scholar and any-
thing he came across which was
unfamiliar to him, he secured a
book which would give directions
and simply, taught himself. He
lacked only the completion of his
final dissertation toward securing
his PhD degree in English.
Bandjough stopped printing
The Breeze, regularly, nearly two
years ago, due to failing heath.
He was never able to resume his
weekly schedule, although he
During his tenure in Gulf
County, BandJough served on the
Wewahitchka City Council for
several years as Mayor and Com-
missioner. He served a term on
the board 'of directors of Gulf
Coast Community College.- He
was involved in several important
committees and boards which
were of utmost importance to the
His funeral was held Sunday
afternoon from the St. Lawrence
Catholic Mission in Wewahtchka,
which he was instrumental in
helping to establish several years
PAGE TWO. THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1996
THE PEOPLE OF GULF County observed a traditional,
uniquely American holiday in a traditional manner July 4 and
they all seemed to enjoy the return to "the way we use to do it."
There were games, food and fellowship all day long and fireworks
at night, for everyone to enjoy. It was truly a traditional holiday
celebration throughout the county.
During the mid-morning portion of the day-which turned
out to be a beautiful day here but rained in neighboring commu-
nities--we took a ride through Wewahitchka, and they were cele-
brating "to the nines" at Lake Alice Park and seemed to be hav-
ing a high old time. Later in the day the same thing was
observed here in Port St. Joe, in Frank Pate Park. Social prob-
lems seemed to be forgotten for a while and people were just en-
joying the day and the holiday like people a generation ago spent
all their holidays.
IF PEOPLE CAN relax and behave themselves for a special
day, we can see no reason why they can't do it every day. It
would be so much less stressful and people would feel so much
kinder to their neighbors if this atmosphere were to continue.
True, there are more of us than there were two or three dec-
ades ago. We are forced to live closer to each other now, than
then, and we all demand our own personal space. Woe to anyone
who acts like he wants to invade that space.
That's all the more reason for living in harmony.
It would be to Gulf County's credit and the envy of other
communities, if we have such a celebration next year and even
enlarge upon the opportunities for participation. It doesn't take
much to Just enjoy the day and participate in a few simple activi-
THE SAME CAN BE said for an activity such as the Olympic
Torch which came through our County. It was a simple thing.
Merely a couple of people running,' hiking or riding bikes, cycles,
cars and such in a parade-like motif. It wasn't much involved
but it said volumes. It said, there will be athletes coming togeth-
er from all over the world to parade their extraordinary abilities
before the world and we're supporting this coming together.'
Support-whether it's support of a world, activity, our nation
or our neighborhood-it's necessary! .
Don't Swat That Bee!
BEES ARE AN IMPORTANT insect to. Gulf County. Not only
do they account for a sizable portion of our economy, but they
perform an important and vital task for our farmers and serious
gardeners, as well as the proud flower gardener. They pollinate
almost everything with a blossom on it.
Tupelo honey is an important cash crop to several in Gulf
County who care for, and harvest the product of the industrious
little critturs. Honey production became even more noticeable in
Gulf County, and all along the Apalachicola River valley with the
.production of the recent movie, Ulee's Gold. Honey production
has had a name made for itself in several different ways in the
past several years: from the registering of the trademark "Tupelo
Honey" as a distinction from plaln-old-everyday-honey, to a ris-
ing recognition of this unique type of sweet product, to rising
prices for the genuine article, to the making of the recent movie.
WHAT'S THIS ARTICLE all about, you ask? Well. it's about
the declining population of bees. The bee population has de-
clined 50% over the past 50 years. If you think that's alarming
news for the Tupelo Honey producers, it's disastrous news for
the world's farmers. and the world's eaters! The entire world
depends on the bee to pollinate its food production.
You just THINK the severe droughts of the century were dis-
astrous. A continuing decline of the honey bee population could
really show us what a disaster can be, if allowed to go on at its
present pace, unchecked.
WE MORE OR LESS take honey bees for granted, or treat
them as a nuisance or a pest when they buzz around our heads
while trying to work in our flower beds or gardens. We swat and
wave the pesky bee away before it stings us. What we should do
is welcome and try to protect the bees as they work around our
flowers/crops. They are more important than the gardener who
tends the plants.
An expert says that if bees continue to decline, there will be"
a $5 to $8 billion increase in food costs. Even Kellogg's and
Post's reduction in breakfast cereal costs won't offset an in-
crease like that.
Hunker Down with Kes leColbert
I stood in front of the open
refrigerator in disbelief. I'd man-
aged to. get my tea jug out, with-
out any of the other "stuff' tum-
bling to the floor-but now ,I
couldn't get the gallon milk ,
container turned tea pitcher
back on the shelf. The "load" was
so compressed that when I re-
moved the jug everything slid for-
Chip Off The Old Block
ward. An old song began to
dance through my mind, "My
Mamma said there'd be days like
this. There'd be days like this my
I stuck my head down to the
third shelf level to get a closer
look. People, we had hams. tur-
'keys, boxes of chicken wings.
swedish meatballs, fruit trays.
cakes, cheese dip. vienna sau-
sages. vegetables plates, can af-
ter can of Kelly's chill, dog bis-
cuits, sweet potato pies. a case of
nutmeg, three French hens, two
turtle doves and a partridge in a,
pear tree . and I don't
know what all else Jammed into
our 14.7 cubic foot box.
"You know who" was coming
for a visit!
I called Josh and Jess in.
"Guys, there's a little crack over
the right side crisper. Jess, get
your foot in there and push the
strawberry pies back-when they
recess a little I'm going to force
this Jug in the hole-Josh be
ready to slam the door shut. Try
not to get that cool whip on your
shoe . ."
it took all three of us to get
the door closed. "Cathy, the next
time we open the refrigerator I'm
afraid it's going to blow out the
"Nonsense, I thought we
might could use a little extra
food this week."
Jo Blair Cotham Balsam slid
into this world thirty some odd
years ago with a knife in one
hand, a fork in the other. Her
first words were not "Da-Da" or
"Mommy"-no sir, it was "pass
the lasagna," "Cooter, is that
chicken platter taking roost
down there in front of you?" and
"Is anyone going to eat that last
cresent roll?" Jo is my wife's
biggest little sister-wait a min-
ute, I mean she's Cathy's oldest
little sister. She, husband Alan
and baby Catherine came for a
pre Fourth of July visit. Jesse
dubbed it early on as the Sum-
mer of '96 Olympic Eatfest.
"We might could use a little
extra food," she says. Could we
used a LITTLE EXTRA FOOD? Hey,
will a hundred pound sack of
flour make a big biscuit!
Before I get too deep into this
thing let me hasten to say I love
Jo Blair as if she were my own
sister. She was only about five or
six when I first started visiting-I
tell you how young she was,
she'd just that summer began
eating a whole fryer at one sit-
ting. Bless her heart, she is that
little sister I never had. And be-
sides she understands, as Will
Rogers so aptly put it, "If there is
no malice in your heart, there
can be none in your little sto-
ries." 'Course, come to think of
it, Will also said he wasn't as
funny as everyone thought-he
Just observed the folks around
him and "reported the facts" ..
"Kes, what did you get Cathy
for her anniversary?" Joby was
popping down Swedish meatballs
like they were popcorn.
"Aright front tire."
"A right front tirel Are you
nuts!" :, .
"it was a steel belted radial.
darn thing cost nearly-"
"When I think of all the good
looking, rich, smart, debonair
young guys that used'tb hang
around the house Just hoping to
, get a date with my sister-and
she chose youl I'll go to my grave
wondering why in the world ....
did you know Jay is a naval of-
ficer now, and a doctor and he's
got a PhD .
Jo Blair loves me, too..
You ought to see the little
one eaU Catherine is one now.
They don't use plates ot purple
and green Beauty and the Beast
bowls--no sir, they just pour it
out by the sack full onto that
deep sided high chair tray and
We had to go to town every
day and bring in fresh supplies.
And, of course, we went "out"
to eat every night. Joby took her
check list and rated the local eat-
eries. I never will forget the look
on one young, friendly waitress
when Jo pointed to the menu
and said, "I'll take one of each."
(See KESLEY on Page 3)
Why Do Air Conditioners Wait for the Hottest Days to Quit?
I WOULD SAY that adven-
tures experienced due to your air
conditioner quitting during the
night would classify as "column
fodder", wouldn't you?
That happened at our house
Monday night-right as the
weather was turning hotter and
immediately after a load of rela-
tives left to return home. It didn't
cause them any discomfort, but it
sure caused us to suffer until our
neighbor saw us stumble out of
the house about 7:15 Tuesday
Frenchie was the first to go
look for David White Tuesday
morning. She went through the
gate in the fence which divides
our two yards, stumbled toward
the White's house while grasping
her throat, trying to get a cool
breath. She looked pitiful, which
is what you have to do if you ex-
pect your neighbor to come check
your air conditioner out even be-
fore he goes to work. Also, this
gets you,ahead of all those other,
suffering ,customers who are on
the list down at the White's air
DAVID CAN'T STAND a wom-
an who says she is in distress. He
was out by the fence checking out
his square foot garden early in
,the morning before he went to
work. He saw; Frenchie coming
and before she could say any-
thing, he made a statement, "You
have air conditioner problems,
Frenchie, never subtle, said,
"David, come over here and get
our air. conditioner started, right
now! Smudgie is suffocating with
She didn't say, "I'm hot!"
"Wesley is hot and when he gets
hot, he gets mean" or anything
like that. She just simply said,
"Come over here and get our air
conditioner started!" and worried
about how the dog felt without air
Smudgie was sort of laying
around instead of running
around, yapping at people out for
their early-morning walk on 0the
street in front of our house. She
wouldn't even drink the milk left
in my cereal bowl like she usually
does. u s l
'Smudgie wasn't acting right.,
The air conditioner being discom-
bobulated could have something
to do with It.
DAVID HEARD HER tale of
woe and misery and said he
would be right over in Just a few
minutes. And he wasl He couldn't
help us right then, but he was
right over In Just a few minutes.
He poked and prodded
around, took the lid off the out-
side unit, took off a few panels
and used about half the tools and
gauges he had brought with him
and then solemnly announced,
"I've got good news and I've got
Already wiping sweat that
morning, and anticipating what
was to come for the remainder of
the day, I replied, 'What's the bad
,"The friam-jam inside the
compressor Is broken. It will run,
but it's won't cool," he said.
Well, I knew that and I'm not
an air conditioner repairman. I do
about all I know to do when I
change the filter, when I think of
it. I had spent half the night fig-
uring that little bit of diagnosis
out. According to David, I had it
figured out right, too.
It was running, but It wasn't
cooling. That much was con-
"What's the good news,' I
"It's still in warranty," David,
announced proudly. "If the ware-
house has a compressor like that,
one, I can have you running this
afternoon, or no later than tomor-
row," David proudly announced.
That was good news alright'
but at that particular time I
would have gladly paid to get.that
air conditioner running again!
FRENCHIE JOINED in about
this time and said, "Forget this
'tomorrow' business. My baby
[the dog] Is hot!" How is David or
anybody else going to argue with
reasoning like that? No consider-
ation was given to the fact I had
to get up a half dozen times be-
cause I couldn't sleep from being .
Frenchle was proud of herself
for receiving such quick attention
to her problem, but she couldn't
understand why David couldn't
work a miracle. To give him cred-
it, he did get us cooling again the
next day and we had to .spend
only one night upstairs iin a bed-
room which was Equipped With a
window unit. '
I still can't figure out why we
didn't just move upstairs the
night the air conditioner went,
out, instead of suffering in our
I TOLD FRENCHIE the next
morning over the breakfast table,
"You know, we spent our first two
or three years in this house with-
out air conditioning. How did we
Frenchie just shivered from
the thought and said, "I don't
want to think about itl"
I think the thought sort of
cooled her off for a moment or
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Dr. Tom Curry and his wife, Dr. Elizabeth
Curry, opened their newly-constructed med-
Q* ical clinic, Monday afternoon, of last week,
with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Shown at
the affair, left to right, are: Tommy Curry,
Ella Churchill, Delores Windolf, Dr. Eliza-
Extend From Page 1
August 1997 or January 1998.
Only one major hurdle seems
to remain in the way of construc-
tion of a city marina on the bay
front property donated by Amera-
da Hess Company.
Bill Kennedy, Preble-Rish en-
gineer, told the board the marina
committee was meeting with the
state's clearing house July 12th:
in Tallahassee to get-their approv-
al to transfer nearly $700,000 In
grant funds to the Hess property
Kennedy said he had favora-
ble letters from both the Fish and
Wildlife Service and National Ma-
rine Fisheries Service concerning
the new location and banning any
unforeseen complications he felt
the transfer would go through
without a hitch.
Mayo;, Pate suggested t h
board. "Let's get stayed." The
(From Page 2).
It was a wonderfully interest-
ing week. 1 I learned why Alan
eats so slowly-he's figured out
he's going to be there for a while.
I tried to get Catherine to say, "la-
sa-gna" and "ru-ta-ba-gers". And
I' marvelled at the way Jo could
eat and talk and eat and laugh
and eat and breathe and eat all
at the same time.
They left early on July 4th-
My two brothers showed up
the next morning. They hugged
Cathy, said hello to the boys and
as Is Leon's custom he quickly
made his way to the refrigerator
for a mid morning snack-
"K.C." I could hear the disbe-
lief in his voice, "This thing is
empty What happened to your
food? There's not even a piece of
a carrot stuck behind the crisp-,
"Jd Blair spent a couple of
days with us."
"Oh, I gotcha......
Our cup runneth over,
beth Curry, Bob Windolf, builder of the clin-
ic building, Jimmy Curry, Mayor Frank Pate,
Charles Costin, Dr. Tom Curry and Lisa Cur-
ry. The clinic, Shoreline Medical Group, is
located at the corner' of Fifth Street and.
Baltzell Avenue, in Port St. Joe.
The Red Tide. which has
menaced the Gulf coastal areas
for the past several weeks, has fi-
nally gone away and is fast dissi-
pating from infected waters ac-
cording to the Department of
Environmental Protection. In a
fax message Wednesday morning,
DEP said bay waters in the Gulf
and Franklin County areas, for-
merly under orders to cease har-
vesting shell fish, will all be al-,
lowed to resume commercial
board agreed, deciding to spend
an estimated $162,000 for engi-
neering, surveying, inspection
and permitting of the $1.85 mil-
lion marina project, pending the
outcome of Friday's meeting.
Interest In Leasing Oil Tanks
Mayor Pate told the board
that the city has been contacted
by a firm interested in leasing
three of the giant oil storage
tanks and office space for them.
The lease discussion is still in
hthi l-1u btna m hia t anirj 1-
A 63-year-old Wewahitchka
.man was beaten and robbed of
his vehicle and money last week.
Douglas Winston Bailey, who list-
ed a Wewahitchka address was
found lying near the ditch just off
the intersection of Land's Drive
and Highway 71 late Wednesday
night. Bailey had several contu-
sions and lacerations about his
head. He was sent to Bay Medi-
cal's emergency room where he
was admitted for treatment.
Gulf County deputies were
able to piece together information
received from Bailey, and several
other people who had seen Bailey
earlier in the day with an un-
known white male, and a warrant
was obtained for William Christo-
pher Coley, 28, who was from
The vehicle stolen from Bailey
was recovered by Springfield Po-
lice early Thursday morning.
Coley was arrested early Sunday
morning by the Springfield Police
Department after responding to a
disturbance call involving Coley,
Coley was booked into the Bay
County Jail and is waiting to be
returned to Gulf County where he
will face aggravated .battery, car
jacking and grand theft charges.
Thirst At Raffield's
Gulf County Sheriffs Investi-'
gators arrested 18-year-old Rob-
ert Owen Stephens Monday
morning and charged him with
the burglary of Raffield Fisheries
which occurred last week.
Stephens. who listed an ad-
dress of 15031 Byron Street in
Dade City, allegedly entered Raf-
field Fisheries and broke Into the
drink machine. A quantity of
cash and drinks were taken. Ste-
phens has been lodged In the
Gulf County Jail pending first ap-
. washed up on shore after suffo-
cating due to the Red Tide.
mUe eny stgc, uut i-ate sauu c activities by the end of this week. Harvesting of oysters in Apa-
wanted to make the board aware St. Joseph's Bay has shown a lachicola Bay and Indian Lagoon
of the interest so they could think negative-reading for Red Tide or- in Gulf County was allowed to
about guidelines, restrictions, ganisms in testing this week. as continue yesterday morning by
and dollar amounts for leasing visible signs of the pestilence DEP after receiving the clean bill
anks should the offer materi- have vanished from the Gulf of health from DEP. Harvesting of
alize. County beaches. The Tide never clams in St. Joseph Bay, which
The firm Is interested in stor- showed up in Gulf as much as it had also been stopped on order of
ing #6 fuel oil In the tanks locat- did in neighboring counties. ,. DEP, was expected to resume by
ed between Florida Coast Paper Co.y ., .e, worked the endof the week.
Company, L.L.C. and, the recently I- 0N& 4 worked the--' end,,_of ,--the week... ,
;'aquled^^A daDprop -St i,,' .-. -mt e- 9e--V ."ain,-'St-S'Jdse'ph-1B -R
. Joseph Bay Yod o de .readings -have- shown-- zero
In Other Business sonofp g presence of the pesky organisms.
*Heard a request from bar op-
erators In North Port St. Joe for
an extension in operating hours
on Wednesday night, July 3rd
past the 12:00 midnight deadline
to serve patrons attending the
street dance. The board refused
the request based on the city or-
dinance limiting hours to 12:00
*Agreed' to a request from
Public Works Superintendent
Frank Healy to allow garbage
workers to start work one hour "
earlier for the next two months
(July and August) to avoid the
eTalked with Preble-Rish en-
gineer Bill Kennedy concerning
several problems with road pay-
ing currently going on in the city.
There will be a public meeting
of the Downtown Development
Agency Tuesday, July 23, 6:30
p.m. EDT. The meeting will be
Shield ih the Fire Station meeting
room on Williams Avenue. ,
The meeting is open to the
general public. The meeting place
is accessible to the handicapped.
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1996 PAGE 3A
Wewa Gets Torch
The City of Wewahitchka is now the proud owner of the
Olympic Torch which made a ceremonial trip through the
City on its way to Atlanta. Shown above presenting/
receiving the torch last Tuesday, are: Jan Traylor, Bryan
Baxley, Josh Baxley, and Carolyn Husband. Josh Baxley car-
ried the torch on part of its way through Wewahitchka,
while Bryan Bazley-Josh's father-ran with the entourage
as it made its way on its journey. The torch was accepted
for the City of Wewahitchka by the Chamber of Commerce.
It will be on display at the Wewahitchka State Bank for a
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners is offering a reward of
$500.00 for information leading to
the arrest and conviction of any and
all persons involved in the vandalism
of the Salinas Park Facilities.
If you have any information, please
contact the Gulf County Sheriffs Of-
fice at (904) 227-1115.
1,, ) 7 ,1115
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Medical Clinic Opened With Ceremony
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOB, FL THURSDAY, JULY 11. 1996
PAGE 4A THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1996
Couple United In
Kristy Marie Melvin wed Ja-
son Edward Lee on Saturday,
May 18, at 4:00 p.m. at Oak
Grove Assembly of God Church.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. James Melvin of St. Joe
Beach. Maternal grandparents
are the late Howard Martin and
Winnie Martin of Panama City.
Paternal grandparents are the
late A. J. Melvin and Nonie Mel-
vin of Blountstown.
The bridegroom is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Lee of Birm-
ingham, Alabama. : Maternal
grandparents are Fred and Joyce
Dykes of Panama City. Paternal
grandparents are Charles and
Ruth Lee of Okeechobee.
Guests entered the sanctuary
where heart-shaped candelabras
adorned with large cranberry
bows illuminated the room. Ar-
rangements of spring flowers
filled the room as well. As guests
entered the sanctuary, soloist
Lisa Keels sang, accompanied by
pianist, Melinda Arnold and or-
ganist, Audrey Gay.
The bride, given in marriage
Colby Is One'!
Colby Gentry, son of Pat and
Krissy Gentry. celebrated his first
birthday with a Winnie the Pooh
Party on June 7 at his Meme and
Papa's house in Beacon Hill.
Enjoying this special day
were his friends Colt McInnis,
Kayla Minger. Hayden Renshaw
"Miss" Sue, Shelby, Julia and
Special relatives that attend-
ed were big brother Jacob, Aunt
Kathy, cousins Kathryn and
Jared Arnold and Emily and Coy.
Colby is the grandson of
Charles and Esther Dickson of
Beacon Hill Beach and the late
Malcom and Dorothea Gentry of
Port St. Joe.
We, the family of the late Al-
phonso "Spooky" Lewis, would
like to extend our appreciation for
the prayers, visits, food. cards.
flowers, letters of consolation and
all other acts of kindness shown
during the illness and passing of
our loved one.
We pray that God will shower
his blessings upon each of you.
Linda Lewis and Family
by her father, looked radiant in
her gown of white bridal satin.
The bodice featured a scalloped V
neckline with. a dropped waist
adorned with seed pearls and se-
quins. The short butterfly pouf
sleeves were trimmed with silk
Venetian lace. and accented with
Alencon beaded lace. The chapel
length train was embellished with
pearls and sequins on Venetian
lace inlays. The headpiece, a tia-
ra. embellished with sequins and
pearls trimmed delicately in ale-
con lace and a fingertip vel of bri-
dal English illusion rested atop
the large bow setting off the drop
V back of the dress. The bride
carried a bouquet of spring flow-
The maid of honor, sister of
the bride, Tracy Melvin, wore' a
cranberry fitted street length col-
umn dress featuring a Sabrina
neckline and cap sleeves. The em-
pire waist was accented with a
small bow in the center. Serving
as bridesmaids, wearing gowns
identical to the maid of honor
were: April Little Smith of Port St.
Joe, Christy Nunery,, Brandy
Beatty, and Amy Davila Miller, all
of Wewahitchka. They each car-
ried a' small cascading bouquet of
spring flowers. Flowergirl, Shon-
na Collier, wore a tea length
mauve and rose floral dress em-
bellished with scalloped lace on
collar and hem.
Serving his son as best man,
Johnny Lee, wore a black dinner
jacket with a black tie and corn-
berband. Groomsmen, wearing
identical. attire were: 'William
Strickland, brother-in-law of
groom of Crawfordville; Pat Werne
of Okeechobee; Jason Miller and
Mike Sewell both of Wewahitch-
ka. Ring bearer Collins Abrams
wore a black cutaway with white
The mother of the bride chose
a pink street Jength column dress
with V neck short cap sleeves and
embroidery along the front. Pearl
earrings and necklace completed
the attire. The groom's mother
wore-a pale pink column dress
with button front and front silt.
The wedding was under direc-
tion of Jacque Yeager with the
Rev. David Fernandez officiating.
Guests adjourned to the
church fellowship hall for the re-'
ception under direction of Karen
Odom. Dana Swatts served the
wedding cake and Jamie Besore
served punch. Cousin of the
groom, Nicole Carpenter attended
the bride's book. The rehearsal
- dinner, hosted by the groom's
parents, was held at the St. Jo-
seph Garden Club. It was catered
by a friend of the bride's family.
Following a honeymoon in
the Florida Keys, the couple will
reside in Wewahitchka. The bride
is employed by Apalachicola
Northern Railroad Company and
the groom at Box USA.
To Meet Tuesday
The Board of Directors of the,
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc.
will hold its regularly scheduled
meeting on Tuesday, July 16, at
12:00 p.m., E.D.T. The meeting
will be held at the Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Inc. Wellness
Center in Port St. Joe.
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Two Pharmacists and Two Pharmacy
Technicians to serve you promptly.
Saveway Center Phone 227-1224
Fred and Cathrin Noble an-
nounce the birth of their son,
Charles Frederick Noble III at Tal-
lahassee Regional Medical Center
on May 30.
His grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. Dewey Bush of Pensacola
and the late Charles F. Noble, Sr.
and Dorothy Noble of Port St.
The family 'of Charles Buck
Ford would like to thank everyone
for the 'kindness shown to them
' during such a hard time.
843 South Main Street Wewa
Open Daily 10 am. 6
'C ; ClosedTues. & Wed. Call
,, New Gifts
WEWA & FLORIDA SOUVENIRS
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We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover &
American Express Cards
Mr. and Mrs.
Jennifer Oksanen,, a Girl
Scout from Port St. Joe, and
Christina Liggin, a Girl Scout
from Panama City Beach. attend-
ed the Junior Wrangler Session
at Girl Scout Camp For All Sea-
sons. They recently returned from
an exciting week of horses for the
more experienced rider. The girls
had already been Involved in the
Boots and Saddles Camp pro-
gram for two summers where
they learned about caring for a
horse, grooming and tacking up
and mastered the fundamentals
As Junior Wranglers, the girls
were with the horses for 4 1/2
hours a day, riding and caring for
them. The riding program and its
instructor is CHA (the Association
for Horsemanship Safety and Ed-
ucation) certified. When not with
the horses, the girls took part in
the regular camp program which-
included swimming, Olympic
Nights, and a Counselor Hunt.
Camp For All Seasons is located!.
in Leon County, south of Talla-
hassee. on Lake Talquin.
The families of Delcear Ash
and Bertha Jones will be honor-
ing them in a family and friends
The families will begin festivi-`
ties with a picnic on Saturday,
July 13 at Lake Alice behind
Wewa State Bank in Wewahitch-
ka and will end Sunday, July 14
with a church service and dinner
to be held at Free Will Baptist
Church. There will be lots of food,
fun, family and fellowship for all
those who join in the celebration.
Matthew Brooks celebrated
his second birthday at Frank Pate
Park on June 29. he enjoyed the
Winnie the Pooh party along with
family and friends.
Matthew is the son of Robert
and Mary Brooks. His grandpar-
ents are Jim and Sue Brooks and
Bobble Wood, all of Port St. Joe,
and Donald Wood of Keystone
W U-Pick '
Busy B Produce
5 miles N. of Blountstown on
Hwy 69 Watch for Signs
5 gallon pail ...........$4.00,
Open Dawn to Dark
No Sunday Sales
w 7/11 & 18/96
Austin Pursweli -:
Susan and Joe A. Purswell
are proud to announce-the birth'
of their son, Austin D. Purswell.
Austin was born April 6,' 1996 at
Gulf Coast Hospital. He weighed
7 lbs. 11 oz.
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens will be selling BBQ Beef Din-
ners Friday in Port St. Joe. The
meal will consist of a large BBQ
beef sandwich, chips, iced tea
and pickles for $3.00.
They will deliver to local busi-
nesses or you may pick up a din-
ner at the American Legion Hall
or Frank Pate Park from 11:00
until 1:00. Please call 229-8466
to place orders.
Note Of Thanks
The Ash family wishes to
thank all of our family and
friends for their concern, cards
and visits to Cory while he was in
God bless each of youl He is
presently at home recuperating.
Again, thanks and we love you.
Ash and Jones Family
Charles Frederick Noble i
Charles Frederick Noble HII
1 Rack Adult & Children's
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Proofs usually back
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1996 PAGE 5A
Elwood Did His Own Introductions In Scenic Mexico Beach
Recently The Star got wind of
a special guest that Traci Gaddis,
the wife of Mexico Beach's mayor,
Garry Gaddis, had entertained at
their home. Following is the story
of the wayward traveler as it was
told to The Star by Mrs. Gaddis.
It was Tuesday, June .25th. I
had spent my morning mowing
the lawn. It was hot and I was not
in a good mood. To top it off I
could hear the workman across
the street whistling at me. I hate
it when men whistle at women.
I had sent Stephen, my 11-
year-old son out to play. In no
time at all Stephen was back in
the house saying, "Mom, there's
a big bird in the tree." "Okay", I
yelled. Five minutes later Stephen
was back in the house, "Mom, is
the bird In the tree real or is it
I shouted at Stephen to go
outside again, "I'm on the phone,
and there is no bird in our tree."
Did I tell you I was in a bad
mood-well, my mood had not
improved. I tried, once more to fin-
ish my conversation with Mr. Ta-
rantino concerning our upcoming
baseball tournament when my
door flung open wide. "Mom,
you've just got to come now. I hit
I' the ball up In the tree and the
bird looked at me. It's a giant and
I think it's a parrot-a really big
I asked Joey to hold on 'the
line for a minute, my son was in
real trouble now. "Just look," he
shouted. I walked to the door and
asked the question, "Okay. where
Is the giant parrot that's in my
tree?" Stephen pointed and I
looked. I ran back to the phone,
"Gotta go Joey, there is a big bird
in my tree."
I hung up and went back out-
side and very slowly walked to-
ward the tree when I heard a
whistle. It was the same whistle
that I had heard earlier, only It
was not coming from the work-
man at all, It was coming from
the bird. The bird was solid grey
with flaming red tall feathers-
what a sight!
I walked up beneath the tree,
and looking at the bird I could tell
he was frightened. "Hey, pretty
boy," I said, "What's your name?"
The bird turned his head and
looked me directly in the eyes and
said, "Elwood." I thought I would
die! Did this bird really answer
I looked at my son'and said,
"His name is Elwood." I thought
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I'd try another question on him,
so I asked him if he'd like to come
down from my tree. Elwood shook
his head "no". What do you' do
when an African grey parrot takes
up residence in your popcorn tree
and doesn't want to come down?
I called Paula Boone, local
doctor to wild animals, and said I
have an African parrot in my tree,
his name is Elwood and we don't
know how he got there or how to
get him down. Paula then asked
the important question, "How do
you know his name is Elwood?"
"The bird told me his name, now
what do I do," I replied. Paula told
me to offer the bird some fruit
and make friends with him.
Tommy Swanson, the neigh-
bor's son, had walked over to our
house. He had some fruit at
home, so off he went to get it. The
next thing I know I am standing
at the foot of my tree holding up
an orange wedge in two fingers
and praying that this bird knows
the difference between fingers
"Are you hungry Elwood?" He
must have been, because here he
came, down the tree and onto my
shoulder. He whispered in my ear
and played with .my hair, then
yelled, "Elwood." "I know," I said
"and I'm Traci." About now, Ste-.
phen became concerned that his
mother was talking to a bird.
Elwood and I slowly walked
into the house. I thought to my-
self, now what do I do? The two
boys, had remembered seeing a-
poster about a missing bird at the
store so they took off to "check it
out" again. Meanwhile, I called
the police, then The Star newspa-
per, ancd yes, Carol said that an
ad had been placed about a miss-
She proceeded to give me the
information Elwood was 16
years old and had been missing
for two days. I called the number
in the ad and left a message on
the machine. Elwood finished hs
orange and was enjoying the air
conditioned house, but he was
getting kind of heavy. I needed a
perch for him.
Suddenly I saw it across the
room-It wasn't really a perch,
but It would do-it was my:
Health Rider. I had used it to
hang clothes on, to set things on
top of, and once in a while I had'
even used it to exercise with, so I
just bet it would make a good
perch. I was right. Elwood loved
it. He hopped right on it and t.ok,
When Elwood woke up he
was all excited, a little too excit-
ed. This being the case, I looked
for something to. put under El-
wood so we would not have any
accidents on my carpet (if you fol-
low where we're going with this). I
found last week's copy of The
Star and told Elwood if you have
to go .... go here and he did, sev-
Elwood entertained us all af-
ternoon, until the phone call
came. It was Mrs. Seefeldt. She
wanted to know if we had seen
the bird and I told her yes, he
had spent the afternoon with us.
She and. her husband explained'
that the bird belonged to their
son. Rick. He had been down for
the weekend, and on Sunday af-
ternoon Elwood just flew off.
After searching for hours
Rick had to return to Santa Rosa
without his bird. Mrs. Seefeldt
said that her son had owned the
bird for 16 years, so to him this
experience was similar to losing a
member of the family. She said
the businesses at Mexico Beach
were so nice to let them put up
the "MISSING" posters.
I broke the news to Stephen
and Tommy that Elwood was go-
ing home. Stephen reminded me,
"You said God sent the bird to
,us." "Yes, he did, and now God
expects us to return it. That is
why he sent it to us."
Within 15 minutes the See-
feldts were at my front door with
Elwood's cage. Mr. Seefeldt ex-
plained that they had never really
handled the bird too much, but
that his son said if you pick El-
wood up behind the head he
wouldn't bite you. They asked me
if I would pick up the bird. I was
not comfortable with this because
Elwood had quite a large beak.
I walked over to Elwood and
whispered. "Elwood what are we
Animal Safety Tips
For Summer Months
Now that summer Is finally
here the American Kennel Club
-....-. '-,- *-- would like to' help ite :h 6.4 mil-
lion dog owners in this country
have an enjoyable and safe sum-
h mer season with their dogs. The
G Sh oip fAKC knows how much fun it Is to
play outdoors with our canine
a.m. 6 .m. companions, but when there are
4 kt. Jewelry Clothing high temperatures, dogs require
very special care. Inside the
AKC's free packet called "Fun in
S.Beach 648-8700 the Sun," readers will find Infor-
(y mative and educational Ups on
summer care, fitness and travel
for dogs. Here are some of the
"tips featured in the packet to help
you get through the "dog days of
k1 Chnnna summer."
*In high temperatures and
humidity, dogs can easily get de-
hydrated and suffer from heat-
stroke, so keep water available
and ensure that your dog has ac-
cess to the shade..
*At the beach, don't let your
dog drink too much sea water;
the saline in the water could
make him/her sick.
*Dogs can get sunburned too.
so limit exposure to the sun when
possible and apply sunblock to
, his/her nose and ears.
To obtain a free, "Fun in the
Sun" packet. write to: AKC Fulfill-
ment, "Fun in the Sun," 5580
Centerview Drive, Raleigh, North
STROKE PREVENTION BEGINS WITH YOU!
Where: Port St. Joe Fire Station When: July 26,1996
Time: 9:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Pre-Registration Required: 1-800-364-0457
STROKE IS THE THIRD LEADING KILLER IN THE U.S.A TODAY
BEHIND HEART DISEASE AND CANCER
STROKE IS THE # 1 CAUSE OF ADULT DISABILITY .
STROKE IS THE #1 CAUSE FOR SENIORS TO ENTER NURSING HOMES
Members of LifeLine Screening. Inc will be pertorming a .creening te;t wth the u-.e or ftate-of-the-art ulira;ound Doppler equipment. With the
%isualizatiun of the Carond Arteries. excessive plaque icaustng blood flow .abnornmalinet- can bet detected
Thlu screening test is a panlness and non-mi'asive ttest Nou % ill be .aked to he on a table on your back an acoustic gel will then be pla;.:-d on
your neck over the carond artery The ultrasound technologist mwill mo'e an instrument called a transducer around your neck until she can visualize
the inside of the carotid artery Test results will be given at the nmine of the te't If a severe amount is found you will be given a print out and will be
asked to see your own physician for complete e aluanon PLEASE HELP US TO HELP YOU!.
LifeLine will also be screening for Peripheral Arterial disease, technically called an Ankle Brachial Index Screening.This screening measures arteri-
al disease in the lower extremities Early this year JAMA (Tournal of American Medical Association) released an article that symptomatic and asymp-
tomatic patients with an abnormal ABI (Ankle Brachial] Index Screer.Tng' not onl\ have peripheral arterial disease but are also at three to five times
higher rink for coronary artery disease.
To perform the exam, we use blood pressure cuffs and an ultra-
sound Doppler probe to obtain pressure in the arms and ankles. For-
mulating this, we then obtain a normal or abnormal index. Those per-
sons with abnormal results are then advised to see their physician who
may decide to do a coronary evaluation, in addition to evaluating their
lower extremities. A non-invasive'technique using a hand-held Dop-
pler and Blood Pressure Cuff are placed on the patient's right/left
arms and ankles. Results are'given immediately.
SBoth Carotid Ultrasound and ABI are screenings for arterial dis-
ease. Other screening tests such as cholesterol, triglycerides and blood
pressure are for measurement of risk factors associated with atheroscle-
rOtic disease. Note: At this time Medicare does not cover either Screen-
ing. However, through volume screening this service is being provided
for a minimal charge.
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going to do?" He just turned his
head and looked at me, then flew
to his cage, walked around the
cage and went right in. What a
It was time to tell our feath-
ered friend good-bye. Suddenly, I
realized my bad mood was gone.
Something special had happened
this day-I had made a memory
with my son. This was something
that he will tell his children
about. I now look up in my pop-
corn. tree and am sometimes
heard to whisper, "Thank you El-
wood, wherever you arel"
for School Board, Dist. 3
.Pd. Pol Adv., Pd. fo b; 'Curp Account of F'Pa Sewe.l, Der.ocrat
NOTICE OF IMPOUNDED ANIMALS
To reclaim animals contact the Port St. Joe
Police Department from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
DESCRIPTION SEX DATE OF LOCATION
Small Blk/Brn Dog Female 07/02/96 1st Street
Small BIk/White Dog Female 07/02/96. 1st Street
Medium Brown Bull Dog Male 07/02/96 Ave. A/Battle
Large Blonde Lab w/Brn Collar Male 06/28/96 Avenue C-
Small 3 Kittens Uk 06/25/96 8th Street
Small 2 Kittens Uk 06/28/96 15th Street
Ite. July 11. 1996
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Remington Model 700 7 mm................ $400.00
Remington Model 870 Wingmaster 12 ga. ............. $250.00
Remington Model 870 Express 12 ga..................... $175.00
Winchester Model 1300 12 ga. $250.00
Mossberg Model 500 12 ga. ....... $99.00
Jennings Model 59 9 mm ......... .........$100.00
CCI Blazer 9 mm Ammo .............................$8.00
Case Yellow Handled Pocket Knives .$25.00
We have more guns in stock, so stop by or give us a call!
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(Made with Fresh Ground Beef)
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Quarter Pounder made with fresh ground beef,
$395 .PLUS TAX
fries and 20 oz. Coke
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Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Beachtime
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T1Et STAR. PORT ST, JOE. FL THURSDAY. JULY 11. 1996
Letter to the Editor...
Reminisces About "Goff Town"
My fingers were walking
through a cigar box full of old pic-
tures that, for the most part, doc-
umented various members of my
family, at various stages of our
lives. It was a bitter-sweet experi-
ence trying, to piece together the
names that I had heard of all my
life, with some- of the faces that I
could vaguely remember, if at all.
I came across' one from
School Days, 1946-47, Port St.
Joe Elementary School. It was' me
in a tattered old pull-over shirt,
with Superman Insignia imprint-
ed on the front. I can remember
that being my favorite shirt" and
Superman being my favorite hero.
Some of my earlier memories
come from the little shanty town
we lived in, adjacent to Port St.
Joe Paper Co. It was named Goff
Town--for Earnest, Bessie, and
Homer Goff, Coopie and Gene.
The latter two were children of
Earnest and Bessie. Homer was
I think I can barely remember
a Grandpa Goff-perhaps, the real
namesake for the community. 'I
also think I can remember his
passing away during the couple
of years we lived there. I don't re-
call his name.
I remember also families of
Kinnard and Glass, in the Goff
Town community. Smokey Kin-
nard was one of our playmates
that rambled through the small
mill town, and Kinney's Mill com-
munity next door.
I remember all of us young'ns
playing on some old junk cars
one day. Smokey fell through one
and cut his underarm severely. It
was very traumatic experience for
me at the time-just .to witness.
"The Main Street Center," a new business
in Wewahitchka, officially announced its
opening last Tuesday, with the cutting of a
ribbon. It is in the communications busi-
ness, carrying several services. At the rib-
bon-cutting ceremony were, left to right:
City Commissioner Dallas Jones. Terry Lin-
ton, Jordan Miles, owner, Jan Traylor,
Chamber officer and Carolyn Husband,
Cham ber Welcomes Businesses
Last Tuesday the Wewahitch-
ka Chamber of Commerce took'
advantage of the Olympic Torch
Relay coming through to town, to
for SCHOOL BOARD :.
* Honest Dependable *.Hard Working
Pd. Pol. Adv. Paid ior by Campaign Account of Michael T.Nixon, Dem.
recognize several new businesses.
Two new businesses,
Wewahitchka Paint & Body,
owned by Danny Voyles, and Main
Street Center, owned by Jordan
Miles, held official grand opening
New businesses to join the
chamber ,recently -are Big B
Restaurant, Ramer's Crafts &
, Things, Residential Design &
Drafting, Fabric Creations, Deb's
Daisy Den, Creek Stop, and their
Pizza Kitchen. A tour of the busi-
nesses was on tap for the day to
acquaint everyone with the busi-
nesses and the services they pro-
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INVESTMENTS SINCE 1887
1996 A. G. Edwards & Sons.
626 Luverne Avenue.
Panama City, Florida 32401
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Why Not Try Catfishing?
First there was a deep, wide open
laceration-all I could see was
puffy white meat-fat, tendon or
muscle-then blood, profusely. I
think that childhood Incident pre-
pared me for the many more hor-
rors I would be witness to twenty
years later, in Southeast Asia.
All I remember about Kin-
ney's Mill is the Commissary
Store. I'm not sure if it was affili-
ated with the paper mill or not.
Probably not. It was more likely a
sawmill community from the de-
pression-era. It had all the mak-
ings of a family of close-knit in-
dustrial workers, that were
protected by the mills within
which they worked. Survival de-
pended greatly upon the mill
stores carrying them on books,
from pay day to pay day. Ala-
bama and Georgia had the same
situations in farming and textile
industries farther back upstream.
At school, in the first and sec-
ond grade,' I can remember only
two of my classmates-Jimmy
Stevens and Wilie Faye Mason. I
can remember some Hightowers
and Faircloths. However, I believe
there was a millwright by the
name of Hightower. He may have
been Daddy's boss at the mill. My
schoolbus driver may have been
Mrs. Faircloth. It seems like ,a
hundred years ago.
About twenty years ago, after
I got out of the service, I came to
Port St. Joe in search of some of
my roots, but the roots had been
raked over,i under, piled up and
burned. Where the old shanties
once stood, there was nothing but
palmetto bushes. There was no
Kinney's Mill-no commissary
Ij did, somewhat accidentally.
find Mrs. Bessie Goff and Gene
living in Highland View. Mr. Ear-
nest and Mr. Homer had passed
on, and Coople had reached an
untimely demise shortly after we
moved back to Alabama. He died
as a result of one of those crazy
childhood stunts' we were so ac-
customed to. Ms. Bessie looked
good. for all she had endured
over the years, and Gene had a
good job with the State. For them
too. life goes on.
I wish I could re-walk Beacon
Hill, Gobbler's Knob-gig flounder
in the bay-tread Oak Grove. and
dig oysters at Apalachicola. More-
over, I wish I could completely
piece together this puzzle of ten
thousand names and faces. It
seems so senseless, 'to everyone.
My dear spouse alleges that I
spend too much time dwelling in
the past. That's probably an affir-
mative, but as sketchy as It is. I
All Children Are Smart
Recent research on intelligence has shown that there are at least
seven different ways in which individuals can be "smart."
Identification of these different ways of knowing and learning has
changed the question from "are you smart?" to "how are you
For example, some children are very good with words and lan-
guage. Others do better with numbers and scientific concepts. Still
'others are gifted with -their hands and can create or build things.
Musical or artistic abilities are also ways of being smart. Most class-
rooms recognize and reward children who are good with words
and language or with numbers and scientific concepts. It is impor-
tant that our classrooms also recognize and value the other ways
children can know and learn.
Understanding and making use of these different ways of knowing
and learning can help us to make sure that our classrooms are
places where every student can experience success. It also enables
learners to develop their unique ways of understanding which
results in greater self-esteem and enthusiasm for learning.
Knowing that they are smart and can excel in a given area will
provide our children with the self confidence needed for a bright
and promising future.
Pd. Pol. Ad. Pd for b Republcarn Lortna Ctinm, Camp. Treasurer
JAMES E. "JAMIE"
"Gulf County's Own" a
(This article printed in the WewaNewvs only 1,1996),
Jamie, Robin, & Trey Lester
THE KEY TO EFFECTIVE CITIZENSHIP
There are probably a great i umber of keys to effective citizenship, such as politeness'to others, pledging alle-
giance to our flag, or. working in thle community. The key I am writing about is a statement made by an individual that
I learned about during my early years of high school. This statement is as follows: "A command of spoken and writ-
ten words is the key to effective citizenship in the U.S." After reading this statement, one begins to analyze just what
words this individualism actually talking about. I came to the following conclusion.
"A command, of spoken words," indicates tome knowledge and wisdom spoken by individuals that produce
meaning and encouragement for citizens in this great country of ours. Such as, words spoken byGeorge Washington,
"It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible." This statement is true and it is spoken by one
of our country's forefathers. This statement produces a poWerful message in today's society and individuals should
consider this statement in our current everyday life.
Encouraging words to produce effective citizenship is really summed up from the words of Peter, which comes
from the Bible in II Peter 1:5-8 (NIV) "For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to
goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godli-
ness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increas-
ing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Tesus'Christ."
By following these qualities and increasing your knowledge of Jesus Christ you can be that effective citizen in the
In examining the written words to effective citizenship, I look at two very important documents. One being the
Holy Bible; These printed words reveal the truths on how to be that effective citizen, just as Peter stated above.rAnother
document of written words is our Constitution.This document is so important because it protects our freedom and
rights along with protecting the right for us to read the Bible and participate in our own religion. This is plainly stat-
ed in the first amendment to the Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution. "Congress shall make no laws respect-
ing an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abiding the freedom of speech, or of the
press; or the right of the people eaceable tO assemlee, and to petition the Government 'for a redress of grievances."
Our Bible was used to help create dur Constitution and our Constitution is used to protect the Bible. What bet-
ter key to effective citizenship could one possess When you have the Bible in one 'hand and the Constitution in the
other? Daniel Webster said, "If we abide by the principles taught by the Bible, our country will go on prospering."
So remember, if you go to start your automobile you want to use the right key or it won't start. Thereof, if you
want to be an effective citizen, use the spoken words and written words that uplift the Holy Bible arid our Constitution.
Listen to the words that men and women say that up lift God and our Country. God works through people's spoken
and written words and he can work through you.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!
James E. "Jamie" Lester
Paid for by the Friends of James E. "Jamie" Lester, Mitch Burke Campaign Treasurer, Pd. Pol..Adv. (Dem).' lIp 7/11
For anglers looking for a differ-
ent kind of fishing experience this
summer, they may want to try their
hand at catfishing.
Dan Dobbins, a Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission fish-
eries biologist who works out of the
Little River Ranch field office near
Quincy, said there are several
species of catfish In local waters
anglers can catch. They include
channel and white catfish, flat-
still know more about yesterday,
and where I've been-compared
to tomorrow, and wherever I may
be. Thanks to all you memories.
You helped me to get here, today.
305 Grace St.
Colquitt, GA 31737
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heads arid three species of bull-
Dobbins said channel and
white catfish and bullheads, which
are sometimes called "butter cat"
by locals, are usually caught by
bottom fishing with such baits as
earthworms, catalpa worms and
commercially-prepared stink baits.
He said a great naturally occurring
bait anglers can use is -the white
muscle of Asian clams or corbicula
that are found in virtually all
Dobbins said flathead catfish
are found in the Escambia,
Apalachicola, Chipola and
Ochlockonee Rivers (below
Jackson Bluff Dam) and Lake
Seminole. He said flatheads are
live fish-eaters, while the other
species tend to scavenge on the
lake or river bottom.:
.THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1996
Vandals Continued From Page 1
manner as to encourage nature to
take over the dune renourishment
process. During a recent county
workshop on the process, it was
demonstrated and examples from
throughout the state were shown
where Mother Nature's process
could be sped up, creating excel-
lent dune restoration results in as
little as one and a half years. .
Danford said work would
begin on the project within a
HIGHLAND VIEW BOAT RAMP
Following a recommendation
from Commissioner Michael
Hammond, the board decided to
obligate $29,000 of boating,
improvement funds (received from
the Florida Gaine and Freshwater
Fish Commission) to construct a
new county boat ramp along the
Intracoastal Waterway at
The board decided to proceed
with advertising for construction
of the launching facilities noting a
need for access to the bay and
intracoastal waterway in the area.:
KNOX QUESTIONS HAMMOND-
Tommy Knox, candidate forr
the county commission seat in
District 3, approached the board
and questioned District 3
Commissioner Michael Hammond
as to whether he considered it a
conflict of interest for him to serve
as a reserve .deputy while sitting
S on the board and being a part of
making decisions concerning the
Hammond responded stating
that he was also a volunteer fire-
Ian a(at White City), estimating
that he had given about 3,000'
hours of volunteer service to the
county, while never being paid by
either entity. he stated that he did,
not consider it to be a conflict of
interest. .. .
IN OTHER BUSINESS
*Following a motion by
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we've taken the
hassle out of pre-
qualifying for a
new or used car
Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr.
the board obligated $2,000 to
secure a motivational speaker
(Milton Creagh) to speak to stu-
dents at each of the county's
schools during the upcoming
.*Accepted final payment
($30,500) from the Highland View
Water Board for a loan of $50,000
to update the system in 1990.
*Adopted a fee schedule-pro-
posed by Chief Administrator Don
Butler at the request of the.
board-ranging from $150-$2,000
for various planning work done by
the count' building department.
Subdivisiois $1.000. variance
requests $150, small-scale map
amendments $500, and large
scale map amendments or com-
prehensive changes $2,000 were
among the services the county will
charge for in the future.
*Sheriff department represen-
tative Joe Nugent and Gulf
County Judge Bob Moore invited.
those present to attend the Youth.
Accountability Board meeting
Monday evening, July 15; at 7:00
p.m. It is an early intervention
program to help first time offend-
*Agreed to advertise for an
ordinance establishing no wake or
idle zones at White City,
Overstreet, and Highland View,
along the Intracoastal Waterway.
Roy Lee Williams
Roy Lee Williams, 61, of Port
St. Joe, died Saturday morning,
July 6 at Bay Medical Center in
Panama City. He :had-been-a resi-
dent of Port St. Joe since 1954,
moving here from Hartford, Ala-
bama. He worked for St. Joe
Paper Company until his health'
failed. He was a member, of the
First Born Church of Port St. Joe.
Mr. Williams is survivedby a
devoted loving wife, Mary Alice
Williams; a daughter, Mary Delor-
is Russ; two. sons', Roy. Lee Wil-
liams, Jr., and his, wife, Willie
Mae, and David Williams, all of
Port St. Joe;. his, mother., Junie
Mae Williams of Branton; five?
brothers, Charles Williams and
wife, Kate, Rudolph Williams and
wife, Elaine. all of Hartford, Ala-
bama, Harry Don Williams and
wife, Malisa of Seaside, Califor-
nia, Marvin Williams and Way-
mond Williams. both of Branton;
one sister. Cordlela Homes and
husband, Oliver of Columbus..
South Carolina; one brother-in-
law, Lucrous Peterson and wife.
Jeanette of Apalachicola: four sis-
ters-in-law. Addle Mae Kerr of
Port SL Joe. Dorothy Williams of
Pensacola, Minnie Clark and hus-
band. Willie of Apalachicola, and
Rosa Lee Custer and husband.
Ralph of Drydn. Virginia; four
aunts, Cristel Ford of Apalachico-
la, Audrey Kirkland of Abertville,
Alabama. Betty Lawson of Tusca-
loosa. Alabama. and Ellan Miller
and husband. Johnny of Macon,
Georgia; one uncle, J. C. Williams
and wife. Willie Mae of Jackson-
ville; six grandchildren, seven
great-grandchildren; a host of
nieces, nephews, cousins and
Funeral services for Mr. Wil-
liams will be conducted on Satur-
day, July 13 at 1:00 p.m. In the
Thompson Temple First Born
Church of the Living God with Jr.
Bishop Frank Hogan officiating.
Interment will follow in Forest Hill
All services are under the di-
rection of Gilmore-Southerland
Funeral Home of Port St. Joe.
Ruth Harbuck. age 67, of We-
wahitchka. died at her home-
Monday evening. July 8. A native'
of Germany, she resided in Wewa-
hltchka for 36 years. She was an
active charter member of Dalkeith,
Baptist Church and was a former
member of the Wewahitchka
She Is survived' by her hus-
band, Carious B. Harbuck of We-
GULF COUNTY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT,
REVIEW BOARD MEETING
There will be a meeting of the Gulf County
Planning and Development Review Board on
Tuesday, July 16, 1996, at 10:00 a.m., E.D.T., in
the County Commission Meeting Room., The
Board will consider the following items:
1) Preliminary Plat Approval Riverside Estates
2) Preliminary Plat Approval Indian Summer
Interested persons may attend this meeting and
be' heard regarding this issue. For further
information, contact the Gulf County
Planning/Building Director at (904) 229-8944 or
(904) 229-6111. Ite--uly i11 1996
wahitchka; her son, Jerry Har-
buck of Panama City; .two
daughters, Anita Gilbert of Pana-
ma, City and Tina Harbuck of
Destin; a son-In-law. Kenneth
Gilbert of Panama City; and two
granddaughters, Carla and Chris-
ta Gilbert. both of Panama City.
The funeral service was held
at 2:QO p.m., C.D.T., Wednesday.
July 10 at the Dalkeith Baptist
Church, conducted by Rey. Har-
old Williams and Rev. John Clen-
ney. Interment will follow In the
family plot in Jehu Cemetery.
Those that wish may make dona-
tions in her memory to the Dal-
keith Baptist Church.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Runeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
E. A. Bandjough.
Edward A. Bandjough, a resi-
dent of Wewahitchka, passed
away Thursday morning, July 4
at his home at the age of 75. He
was born in Masonville. Pennsyl-
vania on April 6. 1921, the fourth
child of ten, was a graduate of St.
Joseph's College and earned a
Master's Degree in English from
the University of Florida.
He enlisted In the U. S. Navy
and was stationed in Panama
City, Salpan, and In the Pentagon
in Washington, D. C., while serv-
ing his country as Lt. Command-
er during WWII. In March 1944,
he married Nell Connell, a lifelong
resident of Wewahitchka and in
1954 they returned to Wewa-
hitchka. He was owner, editor
and publisher of the local news-
paper, the Gulf County Breeze, for
the past 41 years, and he served
the City of Wewahltchka as May-
or for eight years, and for many
years as a City Commissioner
and a volunteer fireman. He also
served on the Board of Trustees
of Gulf Coast Community College.
He is survived by his wife,
Nell Bandjough of WewahJtchka;
a daughter, Louise Bernadette
(Bunny) Bandjough; two grand-
children. Travis Gillenwater and
Traci Floyd: a great-
granddaughter, Brittany Floyd;
four sisters, Frances Zearley of
Pensacola, Beatrice Marinelli of
Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Doro-
thy Kir of Bell Vernon, Pennsylva-
nia. and Edna Bandjough of
Hampstead. Maryland; and two
brothers, John Bandjough of
Boothwyn, Pennsylvania, and Joe
Bandjough of Hampstead.
The funeral service was held
at 2:00 p.m., C.D.T., Sunday at
St.' Lawrence Catholic Mission,
conducted by Rev. John Kramer
and Msgr. William Crowe. Inter-
ment followed in the family plot
in Jehu Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Robert L. Faulkner, 73, of
Wewahltchka. went tobe with the
Lord Monday. July 8. A native of
Indianapolis. IN. he was a retired
carpenter and had been a resi-
dent of Wewahitchka for the past
10 years. -
Survivors include his wife,
Mable Louise Faulkner of Wewa-
hitchka: one daughter. Kim
Thompson of Nahunta, GA; and
four grandchildren, Derec
Thompson. Alicia Thompson,
Bobby Crumbling and Michael
Cremation is scheduled.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Cawthon Williams grows squash in pairs in his backyard
garden, as this photo will attest to. The squash, of the scal-
loped, round, white variety was also a Siamese type of twin,
which made it more unusual. Williams said he did nothing
out of the ordinary in the growing of the squash to produce
the unusual vegetable. "It Just grew!" he said.
Letter to the Editor...
To the people of Port St. Joe:
We have enjoyed your 4th of
July in the Park festival and the
fireworks. Everything is clean.
fun and family centered. This was
our second time there, but we
come here fre quently to eat out
and to go to the beach.
Last night my husband won a
prize. Thank you Shell Station for
that. I hope next year will be as
John Snyder Family
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& 1 Pizza
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I 18 Monument Ave.-229-9222 *
The Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens will be conducting Outreach
at the Gulf County Senior Citizen
Center on July 18 at the Wewa-
hitchka Commodity Distribution
from 12:00 until 1:00.
They will be talking to people
60 and over about the services
that the Gulf County Senior Citi-
zens has to offer. For more infor-
mation please call 229-8466.
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'Obitu are .,
DYB All Stars Win In 19-0 Blowout
Port St. Joe Dixie Youth's
AAA All Stars completed what
turned out to be a two-day game
Tuesday night in Parker with a
commanding 19-0 win in only
four innings of play against Bay-
The team had travelled there
Monday evening with doubtful
hopes of getting to take to the
field due to the rainy weather
conditions. The game was started;
as scheduled under what ap-
peared to be clearing skies only to
be called to a halt when a rain-
storm moved in during St. Joe's
(visitors) at bat in the top of the
second Inning. The team left dis-
appointed, but with a four run
When the Parker field action
resumed Tuesday evening, St
Joe's AAA All Stars picked up
right where they left off. The de-
fense performed almost flawlessly
committing only one error In the
Duties ,n the mound were
shared by the starter. Ray Bailey,
who pitched in the first inning
striking out one and allowing one
hit; Micah Dodson, relieving him
and picking up three strike-outs
in the second and third innings;
and Cody Strickland locked the
on Dead Lakes
On June 29, the Backlashers
held their second night tourna-
ment on Dead Lakes. This tour-
nament produced the most
weight of fish than any previous
SFirst place went to' Dean Bird
with 17 lbs. 3.5 oz., second place
went to Kenneth Dykes with 15
lbs. 1.5 oz. and Bryan Hobbs re-
ceived third place with 11 lbs. 6
oz. With 14.fishermen entered,
there was a total weight of 69 lbs.
The next tournament will be
held in White City, on August 10.
Anyone wishing to Join and fish-
can call Paul Howard at 229-
1789 or show up at the landing
by safe light. Dues are $12.00 per
year and go to a good cause. They
look forward to having you as a
What creatures really live at
Wakulla Springs? Saturday. July
13th, frbni 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.,
take .a Wetlands Hike and find
out for yourself. The hike will
take you along the Wakulla River
and across the floodplain with the
You'll find critters large and
small on this informative, enter-
taining and exciting tour.
For reservations, or if you,
need assistance to enable your
full participation, call 904-561-
Wakulla Springs State Park is
16 miles south of Tallahassee at:
State Roads 61 and 267.
Five Points R/C
The Five Points R/C Flyers.
Club will hold its monthly meet-
ing on Thursday. July, 18 at 7:00
p.m. in the Gulf County Library
Conference Room in Port SL Joe.
Any person interested in re-
mote control airplanes is invited
to attend the meeting.
game up in the fourth picking up
an additional strike-out. Dodson
and Strickland held the Bayou
George bats silent, neither allow-
ing a hit. No "free rides" (base on
balls) were given up by the St.,
Joe hurlers in the 14 at-bats.
The Bayou George manager
entered three pitchers in a futile
attempt to quiet the hot St. Joe
bats. The leading hitter was Anto-
nio Smiley with two doubles and
one single that collectively drove
in four runners. Also picking up
hits for St Joe was Stephen Ta-
rantino and Collins Abrams with
one double each; Stephen Besore,
Michael Douds, and Cody Strick-
land each with a double and two
RBI; Micah Dodson with two sin-
gles; and B. J. Strickland (one
RBI), Ray Bailey (two RBI), and
Ashley Haddock adding singles.
St. Joe returned to Parker
Wednesday night at 7 p.m. (east-
ern time) to face Callaway's all
stars who drew the bye in the
tourney. A win Wednesday will
advance them to Game #6 Thurs-
day at 9 p.m. (ET) and if they
drop a loss they will return at 7
p.m. (ET) Thursday.
Plant Dove Hunting Fields Now
Brown-Top Millet Recommended To Boost Wingshooters Chances
Wlngshooters who want to
boost their chances at having a
good hunting season this fall,
should start planting a dove field
Although federal laws rohibit
dove hunting over baited fields, .it
is legal to hunt doves Over standing
crops, including those that have
been mowed or disked.'
Nick Wiley, the, Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission's
small-game coordinator, said he
recommends planting brown-top
"It matures quickly, and it's
well-suited for Florida," Wiley said.
"It does a good Job of attracting
doves if you plant a minimum of
about five or 10 acres and mow it
in alternating rows. Bigger fields
are even better."
By planting part of the field
now and another part in' a few
weeks, dove hunters can extend
the field's attractiveness to the
birds in that the second planting
will mature later in the season.
"It's best if you time at least
part of the field to mature two
weeks before the opening day of
dove season in early October,"
Wiley said. "Millet matures in
about 65 days, but there are other
plants that are also effective at
attracting doves. You can plant
corn, grain sorghum, sunflowers,
wheat or rye, but timing is impor-
Country agricultural extension
offices or the Commnission's region-
al offices' can advise landowners
about which crop would work best
in specific areas and how to plant
For hunters who use public
lands, the GFC will offer dove fields
,on the Blackwater and Joe Budd
wildlife management areas in
northwest Florida. Also, the agency
will offer limited-entry (quota) dove
hunting at the highly successful
,Frog Pond area in south Florida.
Tenoroc Fish Management Area,
near Lakeland, also will offer limit-
ed-entry dove hunting for the first
"We're also z negotiating ,.to
provide limited-en'try dove hunting
at the former Occidental Wildlife
Management -Area in Hamilton
County," Wiley said.*
I Proposed dove hunting season
dates for 1996-97 are: Oct. 5-28
(noon to sunset only during the
first phase), Nov. 16 Dec. 1, and
Dec. 14- Jan. 12.
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FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.
Port St. Joe's AAA All Stars
Kneeling, from left: Micah Dodson, Garrett Garland, B. J. Strickland, Collins Abrams, Keith
Manley, and Brian Jones. Standing, from left: Ray Bailey, Jr., Cody Strickland, Stephen Tarantino,
Ashley Haddock, Stephen Besore, Michael Douds and Antonio Smiley. Back row, from left: Manager
Bill Dodson, and Coaches Alan Strickland and Joey Tarantino.
Preble-Rish To Host Division.
Of Summer Baseball Classic
Preble-Rish wound up 3-1 to
finish tied for firstL in the Shark
,Division of the Buffalo Rock Sum-
mer Baseball Classic held June
28-30, only :to lose in the tie
breaker system of head to head,
competition. This upped their
record this season to 13-5.
Preble-Rish lost the opener to
East Cobb 7-3. They then went
on to beat South Gwinnett 3-2,
Meadowcreek 10-0, and Clark
Central 4-1. r
Leading hitters for Preble-
Rish were Wayne Summers (nine
for 13, .692 avg.), Cameron Likely
(seven for 13, .538 avg.), Brian
Jenkins (five for 13, .385 avg.),
Jim Faison' (three for eight, .375
avg.) and Jarred Patterson (five
for 14, .357 avg.).
THIS WEEKEND'S ACTION
In their home field this week-
end, July 12-14, Preble-Rish will
host the Shark Division of the
Kent Forest Lawn Funeral Home
Summer Baseball Classic. A total
of 17 teams will participate in the
17-18 year old age program. Six'
teams will participate in the Na-
tional Division: six In the Ameri-
can Division. and five in the
The winner of the Sharks Di-
vision will play a wild card entry
from the National Division or the,
American Division. The wild card
entry will be selected on the basis
of highest 'winning percentage,
head-to-head competition, and
runs scored to runs allowed.
The Sharks Division winner,
will play at 3 p.m. at Rutherford
High School on Sunday after-
noon, July 14. The winner of this
game will advance to the finals at
6 p.m. at Gulf Coast Community
Friday's action will begin atC
10 a.m. with Preble-Rish. vs.
Guinnett Tigers of Lilburn, Geor-
gia. That'game will be followed by
Chickamauga' (Georgia) Bandits
vs. Effingham Express (Guyton,
Georgia) at 12:30 p.m.; Chicka-;
mauga Bandits vs. Guinnett Ti-
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Saturday will feature a 10
a.m. match-up with Preble-Rish
vs. 'Emngham Express, followed
by L.G.A. vs. Guinnett Tigers at
12:30 p.m.; Effingham Express
vs. Gwinnett Tigers at 3 p.m.;
L.G.A. vs. Chickamauga Bandits
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Chickamauga Bandits at 8 p.m.
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popping noise when you move.
your jaw joints and have noticed
a dull aching in your face or
head, this may be caused by
myofascial pain dysfunction.
This is a common affliction of
women under 40 years of age.
It is characterized by pain in the
temporomandibular or jaw joint
and may also. lead to
headaches, toothaches, and
painful limitation of the mouth
The condition should be
examined promptly by your
dentist so it can be corrected
before the pain becomes more
intense and affects other areas
of your head. In extreme cases
it may cause blurring of vision
and hearing loss.
Pain in the jaw joints or'
syndrome (TMJ) can have
many causes, such as
improperly aligned teeth or the
habit of teeth grinding or
clenching. 'The goal of your
dentist's treatment will be to,
correct any dental problems
that are causingTMJ, returning
the jaw to its normal function
and eliminating spontaneous
muscle spasms in the jaw joint,
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. JULY 11, 1996 PAGE IB
Distribution of Government Commodities July 16 and 18
U. S. D. A. commodities will
be distributed in Gulf County on
July 16 and 18 to those who are
eligible. Eligibility is based on to-
tal household income not in ex-
cess of the state-established max-
imum percentage of the poverty
line for the appropriate house-
hold size. Recipients will receive
two (2) months commodities on
these dates, therefore it is very
important that everyone bring a
bag or box.
The distribution will take
place in Port St. Joe and Wewa-
hitchka at the Senior Citizen's
Buildings.' The distribution in
Port St. Joe will be on Tuesday,
July 16, from 1:00 p.m. until
3:00 p.m., E.D.T., and the distri-:
bution in Wewahitchka will be on
Thursday, July 18, from 12:00
p.m. until 2:00 p.m., C.D.T. Re-
cipients must have a current
commodity card to receive their
There will be no registration
at the distribution centers. If any-'
one has questions concerning
their eligibility, they should call
229-9112, 639-5068, or come by
the Commodity Office in the Gulf
County Courthouse prior to these
dates. Wewahitchka residents
may come to the Old Courthouse
on Wednesday, July 17, from
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., C.D.T.,
to certify for commodities. To cer-
tify or recertify you will need to
bring proof of income or food
Acceptance and participation
in the program is the same for
everyone without regard to race,
color, national origin, age, sex, or
Advertising Pays-Call 227-1278 or 229-8997
to Place Your Classified Ad Today!
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To Dean's List
Joshua K. Colbert, a sopho-
more at Belmont University, was
recently named to the Dean's
List. Josh is majoring in physical
Eligibility for the Dean's List
is based on a minimum class load
of 12 hours and quality point av-
erage of 3.5, with no grade below
Belmont University is a com-
prehensive liberal arts institution
affiliated with the Tennessee Bap-
tist Convention. With an enroll-
ment of 3,000 students. Belmont
is the second largest accredited
independent college or university
Offering six undergraduate
degrees in 53 programs, Belmont
University also offers master's de-
grees in business, accounting, ed-
ucation, music education, -and
nursing with. physical and occu-
pational therapy programs to be
offered in the future.
To Open House
The V.F.W. and Ladies Auxil-
iary of Chapter 8285, Wewahitch-
ka, would like to invite all eligible
veterans to an open house to be
held July 18th at 6:00 p.m. at the
Community Center. Refresh-
ments will be provided by the La-
dies Auxiliary. Come out and visit
with the members until they be-
gin their scheduled meeting.
The V.F.W. meets every third
Thursday of the month at the
Community Center. Anyone inter-
ested in joining should contact
George Luebe at 639-2887.
ROY SMITH or LAURA RAMSEY /
HANNON INSURANCE AGENCY
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On June 5. Attorney General
Robert A. Butterworth, an-
nounced that the Office of Jim
Applemar, State Attorney for the
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, had
been awarded a 1996-97 Victims
of Crime Act (VOCA) grant award
of $48,136.00. Butterworth Indi-
cated in correspondence to State
Attorney Appleman: "This award
is indicative of the excellence -
your program has achieved and
this office is excited about the op-
portutnity of working with your of-
flce to continue providing quality
services to crime victims."
Earlier in the year the Attor-
ney General's Office had noted
that the Victim-Advocate Program
for Appleman's office had
achieved the highest level in vic-
tim services by being first in sub-
mission of victim's claims and
had obtained over half a million
dollars for crime victims for reim-
bursement of medical expenses,
loss of wages, 'and other costs as-
sociated with their victimization.
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Min te' ul Cuny omisio
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JUNE 11, 1996
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date with the fol-
lowing members present: Chairman Billy E.
Traylor, Commissioners Michael L.
Hammond. Warren J. Yeager, Jr., Jessie V.
Armstrong, and Nathan Peters, Jr. Others
present were Clerk Benny C. Lister, Chief
Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham,
Deputy Clerk Patricia A. Taylor, Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wibberg, Building
Inspector RIchard Combs,
Director R. Larry Wells, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson, South Gulf County EMS Director
Shane McGuffin, Mosquito Control Director
Paul Wood, SHIP Administrator/Veterans'
Service Officer Bo Williams, Attorney Tim
McFarland, and Sheriff's Deputy Joe
The meeting came to order at 6:07 p.m.,
Mr. Willie Ramsey opened the meeting with
prayer, and Commissioner Warren J.
Yeager, Jr. led the Pledge of Allegiance to the
RECEIVE BIDS WHITE CITY PARK DOCK
CONSTRUCTION (9596-31)-Pursuant to
advertisement to receive sealed bids for
Dock Construction at the White City Park
(#9596-31), the following bid was received:
Southeastern Mechanical Contracting,
The bid was tabled for consideration Oy the
ORDINANCE AMENDING COMPREHEN-
SIVE PLAN-Upon motion by Commissioner
SArmstrong, second by Commissioner
Hammond, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved to consider an Ordinance amend-
ing the Comprehensive Plan. Pursuant to
advertisement, Attorney McFarland read a
proposed Ordinance with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COM-
PREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA, BY AND THROUGH AMEND-
MENT OF LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULA-
TIONS' OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, PUR-
SUANT TO THE AUTHORITY UNDER
FLORIDA STATUES SECTION 163.3187;
SPECIFICALLY CHANGING THE LAND USE
OF 1 ACRE OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 5
SOUTH, RANGE 9 WEST, GULF COUNTY,'
CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Armstrong, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the consent agen-
da and the supplemental consent agenda.
The following items were approved:
MINUTES MAY 21, 1996 WORKSHOP, -
MAY 28, 1996 REGULAR
SHIP ADMINISTRATOR REQUEST TO
ATTEND AFFORDABLE HOUSING PART-
NERSHIPS JUNE 12, 1996
CHANGE ROAD NAME HONEYVILLE
FROM: ALICE LANE TO: TUGBOAT LANE
REAPPOINTMENT OF SHIP ADVISORY
INVOICE #2428 BILLY CARR CHEVRO-
BUDGET AMENDMENT GENERAL
FUND/BOARD OF CO. COMMISSIONERS:
INCREASE BCC BUILDINGS, $78,400.00
DECREASE RESERVE FOR CONTINGEN-
JUDICIAL ORDER SHULER/PONDER
CHANGE ROAD NAME HONEYVILLE
FROM: SAW MILL ROAD TO: TAUNTOS
SAW MILL ROAD
INVOICE AwTY. TIM McFARLAND MAY
INVOICES PREBLE-RISH, INC.: # 60743
ROAD BOND PAVING PROGRAM
($2.872.371 # 60744 1995 ROAD PAVING
PROGRAM ($1,310.26) # 60745 EDA
INDUSTRIAL PARK ($2,400.00) # 60748
WHITE CITY PARK ($400.00)
ACCEPTANCE OF TRUCK BODIES AND
TRAILERS (VALUE) ,
(1) 36' CLOSED IN TANDEM TRAILER
(1) 18' TRUCK BODY WITH SLATED SIDES
AND SOLID TOP ($800.00) .
(1) 16' HOMEMADE DUAL AXLE TRAILER
(1) 6 YARD DUMP BODY (81,000.001
(1) 6 YARD DUMP BODY (81,000.O0)
DONATED TO COUNTY BY MR. GEORGE
DUREN 'Ij .
ADVERTISE ORDINANCE GULF COUNTY
ENTERPRISE ZONE AGENCY-Upon
motion by Commissioner Hammond., sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed to advertise a
public hearing on a proposed: Ordinance
creating the. Gulf County Enterprise Zone
90' X 140' METAL BUILDING FISHER
CONSTRUCTION-Upon inquiry, by
Commissioner Hammond, Chief
Administrator Butler reported that Fisher
Construction has begun dismantling the
outside' walls and the; roof of the metal
building that was donated to the County.
He further stated that the building should
be moved'by the June 26, 1996 deadline.
Management Director. Wells thanked the
Board for the opportunity to attend the
Hurricane Conference during the week of
June 3, 1996.
ANIMAL SHELTERS INCORRECT INFOR-
MATION IN NEWS HERALD-Emergency.V
Management Director Wells reported that'
he had received several phone calls in refer-
ence to an article in the June 9, 1996 News
Herald regarding emergency pet protection
plans. He stated that the article was incor-
rect when it said that all Counties must
provide emergency pet protection plans.
STANDARD EVACUATION ORDERS-
Emergency Management Director Wells
reported> that the State of Florida will issue
more standardized rules for evacuation
orders. The change is due to complications
with evacuation during Hurricane Opal.
RECEIVE FUNDS EMERGENCY MANAGE-
MENT PREPAREDNESS ASSOCIATION-
Emergency Management Director Wells
stated that an additional $25,000.00 will he
received'by the County from the State
through the Emergency Management
Preparedness Association. The Board
authorized the Emergency Management
Department to Include this amount in their
budget plans for 96-97 FY.
ADVERTISE TO ACCEPT BIDS VEHI-
CLE/MOSQUITO CONTROL DEPART-
MENT-Upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner,
Armstrong, and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to advertise to accept bids for a pick-
up truck 'for the Mosquito Control
ADOPT ORDINANCE AMENDING COM-
PREHENSIVE PLAN-Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Armstrong, and unanimous
vote, the Board adopted Ordinance No. 96-
08, with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COM-
PREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA, BY AND THROUGH, AMEND-
MENT OF LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULA-
TIONS OF GUfF COUNTY, FLORIDA, PUR-
SUANT TO THE AUTHORITY UNDER
FLORIDA STAT'ITES SECTION 163.3187;
SPECIFICALLY CHANGING THE LAND USE
OF I ACRE OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 5
SOUTH. RANGE 9 WEST, GULF" COUNTY,
ROAD DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE RESIG-
NATION-Upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner
,, Ap mstrQOg,ad. unanimous vote, the Board
accepted the resignation of Road
Department employee James Purswell.
Following discussion, the Board also agreed
for Administrator Wells to handle Mr.
Purswell's request for termination pay
according to the provisions in the Union
ADVERTISE BIDS COUNTY INSUR-
ANCE-Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner Hammond,
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
advertise to accept bids for County
Insurance for the 1996-97 fiscal year.
MOSQUITO CONTROL INVENTORY-
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond,
second by Commissioner Yeager, and unan-
imous vote, the Board rescinded a motion
made May 14, 1996, which authorized the
transfer of the followinginventory from the
Gulf County Mosquito Control Department
to the City of Port St. Joe: #70-451 Brush
Chipper, Serial #2616; #70-500 High
Density Vertical Baler Max Pac, Serial
ADVERTISE BIDS FIRE HYDRANTS FOR
SOUTH GULF COUNTY FIRE DEPT.
.Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Hammond, and
unanimous vote, the Board agreed to adver-
tise to accept bids for 10-12 fire hydrants
for the South Gulf County Fire Department
to be paid for from the South Gulf County
Fire Department budget in the General
ADVERTISE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS -
PRISONER MEDICAL TREATMENT-Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed 'to advertise a
request for proposals for prisoner medical
treatment. Commissioner Yeager requested
that Attorney McFarland provide the speci-
TUCKER TRACT GRANT APPROVAL -
Commissioner Yeager reported that Senator
Pat Thomas would be in Port St. Joe on
Friday, June 14, 1996, to present the Board
with the $100,000 in grant money for the
Tucker Tract project. Following a discus-
sion, the Board agreed to proceed with the
INVOICE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE-Upon
motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved payment of an
invoice to the City of Port St.. Joe in the
amount of $2,642.68 for work done along
Avenue A. The invoice is to be paid from
District 4 Special Projects/Recreation
DISCIPLINARY ACTION UNION EMPLOY-
EES-Commissioner Peters discussed a
memo that he would be sending out regard-
ing disciplinary procedures for Bargaining
TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE ROAD DEPART-
MENT-Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager,' second by Commissioner
Armstrong, and unanimous vote, the Board
hired Mark Cothran as a temporary employ-
ee at the Road Department, effective June
DISTRICT 1 SPECIAL PROJECTS/RECRE-
ATION FUNDS-Commissioner Armstrong
informed the Board that he Is giving
$2,000.00 to the. Wewahitchka Chamber of
Commerce for a project that's being done at
Lake Alice Park. He stated that he is also
giving $1,000.00 to the -City of
Wewahltchka, to help with the Fourth of
July Fireworks Celebration.
* ROAD DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE LABOR-
ER-Upon motion by Commissioner
Armstrong, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved hiring Russell Allen Wood as a
laborer atthe, Road Department, effective
June 26,' 1996. Mr. Wood was hired as a
result of Mr. Sims declining the position.
INVENTORY HIGHLAND VIEW FIRE
DEPARTMENT-Upon motion by
Commissioner. Hammond, second by
Commissioner Peters, arid unanimous vote,
the Board approved the removal of the fol-
lowing items (as junk) from the Highland
View Fire Department inventory: (1)
Standard radio Hx300 series; (5) GE pagers
& chargers;, (4) GE chargers no pagers; (5)
Motorola pagers & chargers; (2) Motorola
pagers no chargers; (4) Checkmate pagers
Also in the motion, the Board agreed that
the Highland View Fire Department will be
given back the title to a van which they had
Originally donated to the Cdunty.
FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES -
PROPOSED DUES INCREASED-Upon
motion by Commissioner Hammond, sec-
ond by Commissioner Armstrong, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved for
Administrator Wells to write to the Florida
Association of Counties and to the State,
regarding a proposed dues increase, stating
that Gulf County Is opposed to the mini-
mum dues of $1,450.00. The Board
approved paying a straight per capital
amount for Gulf County totaling $928.97.
RECREATION MONEY CITY OF
WEWAHITCHKA-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager. second- by
Commissioner Armstrong. and unanimous
vote, the Board authorized Commissioner
Traylor to use the 69.051.00 in funds from
City of Wewahitchka Other Contractual
Services for recreation projects in the City
SOLID WASTE GRANT APPLICATIONS-
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Hammond. and
unanimous vote. the Board approved for
the Chairman to sign applications for the
following grants: LITTER CONTROL AND
PREVENTION GRANT; SMALL COUNTY
SOLID WASTE GRANT: SOLID WASTE
RECYCLING & EDUCATION GRANT; SOLID
WASTE TIRE GRANT
moved to adjourn. The motion was second-
B. A. Degree.
Troy State Vniversity Chan-
cellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr. con-
ferred 511 bachelor's and mas-
ter's degrees during TSU's 109th
annual spring commencement ex-
ercises Friday, May 31.
Receiving a bachelor's degree
from Port St. Joe was Calondra
Lynnette White. Calondra re-
ceived her B. A. in Elementary
ed by Commissioner Armstrong. Following
discussion, Commissioner Armstrong with-
drew his second and Commissioner
Hammond withdrew his motion.
INVOICE PANHANDLE GRADING AND
PAVING,, INC.-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved payment of an
invoice to Panhandle Grading and Paving,
Inc. in the amount of $165,626.21 for work
done under the Gulf County 1995 Road
Bond Paving Program.
INTERAGENCY/PUBLIC WORKS AGREE-
MENT GULF FORESTRY CAMP-Upon
motion by Commissioner Hammond, sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote; the Board approved an intera-
gency/public works agreement with Gulf
With no further business and upon motion
by Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the meeting adjourned at 6:33 p m., E.S.T.
Billy E. Traylor
Benny C. Lister
Education. She is the daughter of
Carl and Christine White of Port
Troy State University is part
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academic programs in Alabama,
and on military bases around the
world. A recent report from the
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Money Guide 1996, an annual re-
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17th in the category for the top
25 public schools by in-state tui-
TSU is also known for its safe
campus, having been ranked as
the safest campus in Alabama
and among the safest in the
South by USA Today and the
Chronicle of Higher Education.
A.R.P.C. Will Be Hosting
Revolving Loan Workshop
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Prize-winning beef soup is a snap to make Revival
The rigors of a hard day can often be
wiped away with a bowl of hot soup.
And with a quick and easy soup
recipe-which won second place at the
1995 National Beef Cook-Off-the
weekday doldrums can actually be
Quick Italian Beef & Vegetable Soup
is a convenient and flavorful.main dish
soup that can be on the dinner table in
30 minutes. It requires no all-day sim-
mering or overnight soaking of beans.
Just fix and serve. Quick ItalianBeef
& Vegetable Soup is a perfect dinner
solution for time-pressed cooks.
The key to this recipe's success is in
its use of convenience items-lean
ground beef, packaged spinach,
canned.beef broth, Italian-style stewed
tomatoes and cannellini beans. Busy
cooks can offer their families a bal-
anced meal in a snap. Substituting stir-
fried sirloin steak strips can offer a
pleasant change of pace, but using
ground beef makes an even faster
"Quick Italian Beef & Vegetable Soup
is right on target as a fast family
meal," said Marlys Bieluinski, director
of test kitchens and editorial services
for the National Live Stock and Meat
Board. "It's delicious, easy-to-prepare
and quidk-cooking-all the 'necessary
ingredients for the modern American
The National Beef Cook-Off is a bi-
ennial, non-professional cooking con-
test that focuses on finding great beef
recipes for today's time-pressed cooks.
The next Beef Cook-Off, in 1997, will
be held in Tampa, Fla.
Beef & Vegetable Soup
Total preparation and -cooking time:
1 pound lean ground beef
1 large clove garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon pepper '
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cans (13-3/4 to 14-1/2 ounces
each) ready-to-serve beef broth
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian-style
stewed tomatoes, undrained,
1 cup sliced (1/4-inch thick)
1 can (15 to 19 ounces) cannellini
(white kidney) or Great North-
ern beans, rinsed, drained
1 medium zucchini, cut length-
wise in half and crosswise into
1/4-inch thick slices
2 cups torn spinach leaves,
1. Heat Dutch oven or large saucepan
over medium, heat until hot. Add
ground beef and garlic; brown 4
to 5 minutes, breaking beef up into
3/4-inch crumbles. Pour off drippings.
Season beef with-pepper and salt..
2. Stir broth, tomatoes and carrots
into beef. Bring to a boil; reduce
Quick Italian Beer & Vegetable. Soup, the second-place winner of the 1995
National Beef Cook-OffP. is a complete meal that can be on the table in
heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, 10
minutes. Stir in beans and zucchini;
continue to cook 4 to 5 minutes or
until zucchini is crisp-tender. Remove
from heat; stir in spinach. Garnish as
desired. Makes 4 servings (serving
size: 2 cups).
To receive a free copy of a brochure
that highlights all 15 of the National
Beef Cook-Off prize-winning recipes,
please call 1-800-848-9088 or send a
self-addressed, business-sized stamped
envelope to National Beef Cook-Off".
Recipes, Dept. FSC2, 1510 Hubbard
Dr., Batavia, Ill., 60510.
The congregation of Philadel-
phia Primitive Baptist will be in'
revival beginning Monday, July
15th. Services will begin each
night at 7 p.m. with Elder Ear-
nest Washington of the Morning
Star Missionary Baptist Church
Tampa as the guest minister. The
song services' will be provided by
local church choirs.
Pastor Jessie Hawkins and
the membership cordially invite
the community to come and par-
ticipate at the church located at
261 Avenue D in Port St. Joe.
S Every Christian has
been redeemed by Christ.
'Let the redeemed, of the
Lord say so. This is the
* witness which our Lord
UOliver '. Taylor wants us to have.
Visitation Minister, First h
United Methodist Churchr "We proclaim who we are
in 'many ways. We may
brag about our family. our locality, our school,
our team, and the list goes on and on. I tell the
world first and foremost that I belong to Jesus.
There is a hymn entitled, "Now I Belong to.
Jesus". How wonderful, it is when we tell the
world of our Saviour. We are all sinners saved
Ini Isaiah 44:22 we find, "1 have swept away
your transgressions like a cloud, and your sins
like mist; return to me, for I have redeemed
you." The world today needs a constant and de-
pendable witness for Christ and His church.
Conference Promotes the
Teaching of Human Values
In Country's Public Schools
I hope you've enjoyed a safe (PSJHS) and a group of educators
4th of July. If you missed last from Panama City, was In Char-
week's column, it was because I lotte. North Carolina for the 1996
wasn't here to write it. Instead, I, Model Schools Conference. While
Life Changing Revival along wth Mr. Wes Taylor
Begins at New Covenant Youth
At .ew Covehant', Mlssionary.---hlm- -to niay" cities' all- over the -' '.. ..' ''.
World Outrea*h-.Cetter) Prophet United States-. He has over 20 g-r a m
Monday Smith, of Richmond, years of Miracle Ministry. J P rJ g r a -
California, will be the guest In his travels he has shared a
speaker beginning Sunday, July prophetic word to those seeking
evening gatherings. Service come to Port St. Joe to do a work Sr
continue nlgtly at 7:30 p.m. that he was appointed to and al- A
through Wednisday, July 17. low the Holy Spirit to use him .In 1 l
miraculous ways. Lives will be
changed during the releasing of
the Word by Prophet Munday.
Before coming to Port SL Joe,
Prophet Smith says. God has lead
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. & 5:45 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children's choirs 6 p.m.; Children & youth missions
7 p.m.; Prayer & devotion 7 p.m.; Adult Praise Choir 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth
The Youth Accountability Pro-
gram, coordinated by Phil Lan-
ford, will begin services in Au-
.gust. The program is an activity
created by the council to assist in
carrying out one of its objectives,
which is to deter juvenile delin-
The goal of the program is to
reach a child, who has committed
a minor offensess, and work with
the child, so THAThe/she does
not offend again. Successful com-
pletion of the program results in
no formal charge nor complaint
being filed against the child. How-
ever, unsuccessful participation
results in an immediate referral
to the State Attorney's Office for
A child eligible to .participate
in the program will appear before
a three person panel of the Youth
Accountability Board. The board
will be composed, of local resi-
dents, including high school sen-
iors. The board will hear the
statement of the child and the
recommendation of the Youth Ac-
countability Coordinator. Phil
Lanford. Then, the board will im-,
pose appropriate sanctions.
which the child must complete,
such as work service hours, apol-
ogy letters, essays., restitution,
Community members and
high school seniors from Port St.
Joe and Wewahitchka are needed
to serve on the Youth Accounta-
bility Board. Individuals interest-
ed are requested to attend a gen-
eral orientation' session in the
courtroom of the Gulf County
Courthouse on Monday, July 15'
at 7:00 p.m. (ET). At that time
representatives of the council and
the coordinator will present addi-
tional information about the pro-
gram and answer your questions.
some trips are dull, this was a
good one, possible because the'
main emphasis was on something
I have said for some time, that
the time has come for schools to
begin finding a way to teach val-
ues to students such as respect,
honesty, responsibility, etc.
Dr. Willard Daggett, a highly
respected educational leader
whose International Center for
Educational Leadership sponsors
this conference annually, cen-
tered the meetings on the critical
need to return to teaching twelve
guiding principles (all based on
moral values). Someone' must
teach young people how to act in
a responsible manner so that our
society can survive, rather than
disintegrate to total chaos.
Some are taught good charac-
ter' 'building traits where they
., should be taught--at home. Some
others are taught or reinforced at
church. But the majority, these.
days learn from peer groups, the
media, and "gangs.". I tell some
parents that we don't teach stu-
dents to lie, cheat, steal,'assault
others, show disrespect for teach-
ers and parents, curse, etc.
Where do. you supposethey learn
these traits? :-
If you aren't teaching and in-
sisting on acceptable actions,
who would you prefer teach
them? Would you, as a parent,
prefer a student who exhibits
honesty, reliability, respect, cou-
rage, etc., or one who demon-
strates the opposite?
Schools need to join families
and churches to combat the neg-
atives your student is subjected
Join Us For Worship .".
Overstreet Bible Church
A Non-Denominational Church
Sunday School 10 a.m., ET'
Morning Worship 11 a.m., E' '
Evening Service ,6 p.m.,ET' Pastor Guy Labonte
Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m., ET Phone: 648-5912
823 N. 15th Street
Sunday Bible Study (all ages)...:..............9:00 CST
Morning Worship ....................................10:00 CST
Evening Worship ............... ...............6:30 CST
Wednesday Bible Study (all ages) ..........6:30 CST
is a chUr"t '
that extends beyond our walls
To effectively communicate God's message to everyone.
To exalt God through contemporary Biblical worship.
To equip the saints 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 10:00am and 6:00pm
Call for times and details of other opportunities
to In society. The idea of hard
work paying off has been replaced
by the search for easy money,
and students no longer fear" the'
consequences of improper ac-
tions. Instead of learning they
must pay a consequence for ille-
gal, immoral, or Irresponsible be-
havior, too often they look to
someone else to fight their battle
or cover for their mistakes.
Do you watch or listen to
what they do, and discourage
them from stuff you know is
trash, or is it easier to let them do
their thing because you don't
want to make them mad and
force them to be disrespectful to-
I asked a parent once (and
.. have since repeated many times),
"Do you let speak deft- :
antly to you or curse you at
home?" The parents answered, "I
certainly do not" and my re-
sponse to that was, .'Well,
is not going to do it here either."
What are the twelve suggest-
ed guiding principals recommend-
ed: Respect, responsibility, loyal-
ty, perserverance, compassion,
trustworthiness, honesty, cou-
rage, optimism, initiative, adapta-
bility, and deliberateness. Read,
and ask yourself which one or
ones wouldn't you want your stu-
dent to display? Students don't
inherit these ideals-they must
be taught and practiced. Thanks
fFirst United Metfhodist Church
111 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church.....................9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ................. 10:00 a.m. CT
CHRISTIANITY ON THE MOVE
Dr. Loule Andrews, Pastor John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phonei 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
l 7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
+++1 Sunday School 9:45
+++-+ ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (C)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
A^* FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
S=. 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
SUNDAY WORSHIP ....... ..................10 a.m.
4 I. VU ADULT SCHOOL ................................11 a.m.
(US N" *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor
Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
.(1/10 nille north of Overstreet Road) -" li :
The Church of Chris
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday School 9 a.m. CDT
Worship Service 10 a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Bible Study: Wi
10 a.m. Sunday 11 a.m. S
7 p.m. Wednesday N
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue ,
CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
REV. BILL WHITE,, PASTOR
2420 Long Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Port St. Joe's '"Port of Victory"
Sunday School ............... ...:. ...10 a.m.
Morning Worship.......................................1..1 a.m.
Sunday Evening ... ..................................6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening .........................7........ p.m.
CatW hee Sj ortst..oe
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.
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
F!T First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
SWorship Service 8:30 am
Bu rk. Sunday School 9:45 am
Worship 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
Discover God's love!
Long Avenue A1-
BAPTIST CHURCH .
1601 Long Avenue Port St Joe 229-8691
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Jim Davis, Pastor
PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1996
Laura at Large.
by Laura Rogers i
It Came From
The Bedroom Door
Other night, while I was on-
line with the Pet Shrink, my cats
proved their innate worth to me. Of
course, ya'll know how I feel about
my cats. I can bore you for hours
with every detail. I think it's cute
the way they open their eyes, the
way ,they yawn and stretch, the
way they drink their water. I tell
them goodbye every morning at the
window. They do silent meows in
return. To say I love my little furry
"children" is to greatly underesti-
mate my devotion.
My boss and his wife told me,
jokingly at the Christmas party,
that they were going to start calling
me "Elly Mae" because of my great
love for critters of all kind. And
they're right. I love cats, dogs,
this under my uplifted (and by now
cramping legs) I was getting tired of
The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Services
and private-nurseries are now
accepting pine seedling purchase
orders for tree-planting season,
which runs from December
through February. Anyone inter-
ested in planting trees can select a
variety of bare-root seedlings for
winter reforestation activities.
"Trees are a renewable natural
resource. which improve air and
water quality and provide econom-
ic benefits," Florida Agriculture
Commissioner Bob Crawford said.
"Our state and private nurseries
provide millions of high-quality
seedlings each year to help private
and commercial landowners keep
More than, 5 billion trees have
been planted since the Department
Initiated the state's reforestation
effort in 1928. Department forestry
personnel are available throughout
the state to help landowners devel-
op reforestation plans and manage
Order forms for Department
,seedlings are available at county
offices of the Department's Divislon
of Fores&cy, the Florida Agricultural
Extension Service, the Natural
Resource Conservation Service and
the Farm Service Agency. They
also are available by calling
Andrews Nursery in Chiefland' at
(352) 493-6096. Office hours are 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time,
Monday through Friday.
Department seedlings are sold
in lots of 250, 500 or 1,000. Orders
must be paid by check or money
order. Orders are taken on a first-
come-first-served basis, so it is
best to place orders early, before a,
preferred variety Is sold out.
Department seedlings will be
available for delivery or pickup
December 2 at Andrews Nursery in
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Chiefland. Any Department orders
that have not been canceled by
January 17, 1997, will not receive
There is a delivery charge of
$3.50 for orders up to 1,000
seedlings, and $3.50 for :each addi-
tional 1,000 for all trees not picked
up at the Chiefland nursery.
horses, snakes, lizards, crickets,
fish, birds, worms, ladybugs and
ferrets. You name it and I've prob-
ably had it for a pet at some time,
if- its small, squishy and conceal-
able in a jacket pocket. I used to
feed the squirrels, and raccoons at
my old home in Alabama. The rac-
coon would come and thump on
the door if I was remiss.
But there are two critters that
I cannot abide. Those are spiders
and roaches. Especially the flying
kind of roaches that like old hous-
es and sometimes crawl in from
outside the house. Those things"
make me do the stereotypical
woman thing-I mean scream, and,
make other weird noises, and hold
up my feet-as this tiny little crit-,
ter runs right towards me.
Lucky for me, my cats consid-
er these things as lunch, not as
something to be fearful of. And my
two oldest kitties "team hunt",
meaning they block routes till their
prey is worn but, and then they
"half' it. I used to think it was
mean, until the flying roach
crawled under the bedroom door.
So here I was, spilling my guts
about my cat problems to the Pet
Shrink, and here comes this God-
awful HUGE roach (Or "roachie
bug" as they say in my neck of the
woods) and it's heading right for
* me. After it came both of my older
cats, with death in their eyes. I
started making these "yip-yip-eek-
eek" noises and holding my feet up,
totally forgetting what I was writing,
to my on-line friend. Finally, I told
him what the cats were doing. His
comment was "Wow-workin' cats!"
And man, did they work.
Problem with my working' cats,
is they don't take their jobs too
seriously. They like to catch, play,
let go, catch, play, let go, and start
the process all over again. All of'
it. I wrote to the pet shrink, "Hey,
why don't they just kill the darn
thing already, what do I feed them
He made some comment about
it being part of their instinct. But
when I'm about to have a connip-
tion about some nasty bug, don't
talk to me about cat instinct. I've
got some instincts of my own that
include Raid, and a piece of paper
towel and the toilet bowl when the
thing has stopped moving.
The cats finally did their "Job"
and I haven't seen another bug.
They then proceeded to devour
their cat food and drink a whole
bowl of water as if they'd Just
pulled a dog sled to the frozen
Yukon or something. Then they
settled down for a long nap.
I don't know when our next
unwelcome "visitor' will make his
appearance, but I'm ready. I've got
the Raid by the door, up high
where the "girls" can't get to it.
While it may be fun to chase a
wriggling bug all over the house
and make Mommy froth at' the
mouth and make all those funny
noises, "Mommy" gets absolutely
nothing out of the experience. I
plan, quite emphatically, next time
something crawls under the bed-
room door, to stop it in its tracks
then, not after my blood pressure
goes up sixty points. And if the
cats don't like it, too bad. After all,
I buy the Meow Mix.
Just call me a spoil sport.
BEST FOOT FORWARD
By Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist
CHECKUPS FOR DIABETICS
Because diabetes Increases the
risk of serious foot problems, per-
sonal and professional care of the
feet become a high priority. Check-
ups by the podiatrist should be
scheduled at least twice a year.
For one thing, diabetes often
leads to impairment of nerves in
the legs and feet. When this hap-
pens there is a loss of sensation,
making the feet vulnerable to injury
from unfelt objects, extremely hot
water and other hazards. Nerve im-
pairment also can weaken foot
muscles resulting in imbalance in
the way the foot functions. This can
create friction that wears the skin
and invites infection. Footmuscle
can be corrected
by the use of shoe
inserts called or-
thotics. These slim
Inserts direct elements of the feet
into proper movement. The orthot-
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vidual's needs as determined by the
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of better foot care by:
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FOR PROPERTY APPRAISER
State Certified Residential Appraiser License #0001087
Masters Degree in Business Administration
Ed & Marie Wynn, Jamie, Robin and Trey Lester
"We are very proud of our grandson and his dedication to want to serve the people of this county.
He will stand up for the people." Ed & Marie Wynn
Paid for by the Friends of James E. "Jamie". Lester, Mitch Burke Campaign Treasurer, Pd. Pol. Adv. (Dem). 2tp 7/11
Time To Order
A WITED ONEuTiME-ONLY PRDMDTIDNAL OFFER
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1996 PAGE 5B
*~I PUBLIC NOTFICE
Notice is hereby given that the Board of City
Commissioners sitting as the Board of
Adjustments will hold a public hearing Tuesday.
July 16. 1996 at 8:00 p.m., to determine whether
the City will authorize granting a variance of 0.61
feet (+7 Inches) on the northerly, property line In
order to construct a residence on Lot 11, Block*
/s/ Pauline Pendarvts
2tc, July 4and 11, 1996.
IN TWE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: The Marriage of
GEORGE M. CLARK.
REBECCA D. CLARK.
CASE NO. 96-212
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: REBECCA D. CLARK
3614 Game Farm Road
Panama City, Fla. 32404
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for
dissolution of marriage has been filed against you
and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses. if any, to this action on DAVID C.
GASKIN, ESQ., Petitioner's attorney, whose
address is Post Office Box 185, Wewahitchka,
Florida 32465. on or before the 2nd day of August.
2109 Palm Blvd. $82,500
m*jam.~ ifvwi 'p
3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Land: I 1/2 lots
SPECIAL FEATURES: One story block rambler with in-
ground pool, auto. fillering system, special hurricane
protection awnings, thermal windows, ex. Ig. family
room, central heat and air. Price includes range, dish-
washer, carpet and blinds.
PORT ST. JOE
JAMES E. "JAMIE"
"Gulf County's Own"
His announcement says it all.
(Dated May 9, 1996)
James E. "Jamie" Lester
James E. "Jamie" Lester has announced his candidacy for the office
of Gulf County Property Appraiser. Jamie and his family, Robin and 10-
month old son, Trey, have been a part of five generations from Gulf
County. This includes his father, James E. "Bo-John" Lester of
Wewahitchka, his mother, Joyce D. Wynn, and his grandparents, Ed and
Marie Wynn of Port St. Joe.
"Since graduating from Wewahitchka High School, he has earned a
Masters Degree in Business Administration from Liberty University, a
Bachelors Degree in Public Administration, and is also a State Certified
Residential Appraiser and licensed Florida Real Estate Broker."
"Along with his education he has gained extensive experience in
real property matters, budgeting, and personnel management. Hisexpe-
rience includes working two and a half years in theBay County Property
Appraiser's Office, plus being part owner in a real estate tax consulting
firm, where he fought on the side of the property owner for lower prop-
erty valuations. Currently, Jamie is working with PBS&J Inc. as a Real
Estate Specialist and also a real estate appraiser appraising property in
Gulf County for individuals and several financial institutions.
"Because Jamie fought against higher property values, taxes, and
the bureaucracy behind being being treated fairly, he is confident being
Son the same side as the property owner gives him that understanding and
fairness that people deserve. He wants to be a fighter against the bureau-
cracy of the State, and put understanding, fairness, knowledge, friendli-
ness, back in the hands of the people. By electing Jamie as property
appraiser he will be the voice that stands behind the people of the coun-
ty, because they are the tax payers. Those individuals that are familiar
with Jamie, know he will stand firm for the people because this is evident
in his character andpersonality. Gulf County needs one of its own, some-
one like him that grew up in Gulf County and now has experience and
knowledge to help the people."
"Jamie realizes that: senior citizens have played, and continue to
.play, an important role in our society and protecting their rights today
ensures protection in the future. When he is elected property appraiser,
he will strive to keep the public informed of laws that effect them and will
stand firm in fighting those that try to take away home owners property
rights and, those that affect our businesses which support our local econ-
"The people deserve someone that will stand up for them and work
hard to protect their interest along with being fair in valuing their prop-
erty. Gulf County means a great deal to Jamie because it's his home coun-
ty. According to Jamie, "It's not the beautiful rivers, beaches, or lakes that
make Gulf County so great. It's the people." He wants to be a working
property appraiser for all in, Gulf County.
Paid for by the Friends of James E. "Jamie" Lester, Mitch Burke Campaign Treasurer,
Pd. Pol. Adv. (Dem). 3tp 7/11
1996, and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on plaintiffs attorney or
immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in the
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on
the 28th day of June, 1996.
Benny C. Lister
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ C. Bridges
4tc, July 4, 11, 18 and 25, 1996.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Chapter
865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned Intends
to register with the Division of Corporations,
Department of State the fictitious trade name
under which it will be engaged In business and in
which said business is to be carried on, to-wit:
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: Trinity Motors.
MAILING ADDRESS: 244 Pettis Lane, P. 0. Box
1282, Wewahltchka, Florida 32465.
OWNER (S): R. Charles Pettis.
Itp, July 11, 1996.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9509-40
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) Metal Building to be constructed
at the Gulf County Courthouse In Port St.
Additional specifications can be obtained from the
Gulf County 'Planning/Building Department at
(904) 229-6111 or 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe,
Delivery date must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver unit on
specified date will be set at $25.00 per day.
Please Indicate, on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID. the BID NUMBER, and what the
BID is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 o'clock, p.m.,
E.D.T..-July 23, 199,6 at the Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth
Street. Port St Joe, Florida, 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/ Billy E. Traylor
2tc, July 11 and 18, 1996.
,NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County School
Board proposes to amend and adopt policies, as
provided for in the Admlrsn-alrave Procedures ACLt
or the purpose of bringing said policies Into
compliance with Florida Statutes and State Board
: of Education Rules.
Summsar The 'following is a brief description of
each proposal change.
Pupil Progression Plan
D. Attendance Requirements (Grades
"" : 7-12) = ."
S2E. Eempun from Final Exams
F. Make -up Work
Ill. Pupil Progression
I. Promotion of Students (Grades K-6)
2. Continuous Progress
6 Remedial Reading
J. Promotion of Students (Grades 7-8)
3. Remedial Reading
K. Promotion olf Students (Grades 9-12) ,
1. Grade 9
d. Remedial Reading
4. Grade 12 (Required Number of
0. Alternative Course Credits and
2. Additional High School Credit
d. High School Colrses Taken
in Grade 8-DELETE
.... P. tP es qf[Diplomas
S Requirements fur Graduanton
R. Special Course Requirements
10. Algebra I or Equivalent
VI. Grading System
W. Grading System fur Grades K-12
3. Exceptional Student Programr.
Grading Scale Grades K-6
X. Reporting to Parents
Economic Impact: These proposals will resulting
no direct costs associated with implementauon.
IF REQUESTED. A HEARING ,1ILL BE HELD AT:
Time: 9:00 A.M., E.D.T.
Date: Tuesday, August 6, 1996
Place: Board Room
SGulf County School Board Office
150 Middle School Road
Port St Joe, FL 32456
The entire text of the proposed rules can be
inspected during regular office hours at the Gulf
County School Board Office. 150 Middle School
Road. Port St. Joe. FL
Special legal authority under which the adoption Is
authorized and the law being Implemented and
interpreted are made spec ifc.
The addidon and changes are proposed By J.'
David Bidwell. Director of Instructional Services
and approved for consideration by, B. Walter
Wilder, Superintendent. ,
Pupil Progression Plan
D. Attendance Requirements (Grades
E. Exemptions from Final Exams
F. Make-up Work
I. Promotion of Students (Grades K-6)
2. Continuous Progress
6. Remedial Reading ,
J. Promotion of Students (Grades 7-8)
3. Remedial Reading
K. Promotion of Students (Grades 9-12)
1. Grade 9 .
d. Remedial Reading.
4. Grade 12 (Required Number of
0. Alternative Course Credits and
:, 2. 1 Additional High School Credit
( d. High School Courses Taken
in Grade8 DELETE
S P. Types of Diplomas
Q. Requirements for Graduation
-R. Special Course Requirements
10. Algebra I or Equivalent
SVI. .Grading System
W. Grading System lor Grades K-12
3 Exceprtilonal Student Program
Grading Scale.- Grades K-6
X. Reporting to Parents
2tc, July 11 and 18, 1996.
HUGE 28'x80' 4 bdrm., 2 ba. fire-
place, overhead ducts, fully furnih-
sed, air cond. and much more. Take
over payments of $309 per month.
Call 913-0402 or 800-305-5591.
ABANDONED DOUBLEWIDE! 3 bd.,
2 ba. fireplace, huge moms and much
more. Take over payments of $279.00
per month. Call 913-0407 or 800-
305-5591. 3tc 7/11
WIFE FORCED SALE 3 bd., 2 ba.
super clean. Take over payments of
$209 per month. Call 913-0407 or
800-305-5591. 3te 7/11
ASSUME PAYMENTS 30 to choose
from. Payments start low as $149.00
per month. Call 913-0402 or 800-
309-5591. 3tc 7/11
MILITARY TRANSFER 3 bd., 2 ba.,
super clean. Take over payments of
$209.00 per month. Call 913-0407 or
800-305-5591. 3tc 7/11
YARD SALE, 112 N. 39th
St., Mexico Beach. Follow
signs. Computer, loveseat,
baby items, toolbox, lots
more. Saturday, July 13, 7
a.m. CT till.
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ST JOE RENT-ALL 706 First Street .
S PEL n I LL Port st. Joe pomoionadndatewillbereImaoraccount
"Quality at a Service What
Fair PriceAPPER We Sell
ai r u.L al.,^ "LEGENDARY OUAL ITY"* M ~u.ih.
CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR FOR
THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
MUST QUALIFY BETWEEN NOON
JULY 15, 1996 AND BEFORE NOON
JULY 19, 1996. QUALIFYING FEES
Ito-Juiy II. 1996
MERCHANTS, PROPERTY OWNERS
AND OTHERS INTERESTED IN
DOWNTOWN PORT ST. JOE
Preliminary design plans and specs are avail-
able for review regarding implementation of the
CDBG downtown commercial revitaliza-I
tion at the offices of Preble-Rish, the design en-
gineers, located on Reid Avenue.
The plans .will be presented at a public meet-
ing to be held in th
room at the Port St.
e city commission meeting
local time on Tuesday, July 16, 1996. The meet-
ing facility is handicap accessible.
persons are urged to attend.
The current' schedule calls
for no construc-
tion to begin until after the first of 1997.
Preble-Rish at (904) 227-7200 or Project Coordi-
nator Julian Webb at (904) 638-8380.
The City of Port
St. Joe iJ
equal opportunity, handicap
s a fair housing,
Itc-July 11, 1996
OFFICE SUPPLY STORE
308 Williams Ave.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1996
AUCTION! Every FRIDAY at 7
p.m., at Port Theatre in Poit St.
Joe. Let us sell it for youl Come
have fun! Wade Clark Auctlions,
10% Buyer's Premium. AB1239. AU 1737.
1980 GMC Jimmy, $2,000 or make
offer. 229-8707. -ltp 7/11
'94 Ford F150. new tires, low mileage,
$10.900. 227-2049. tfc 7/11
1984 Chevrolet S10 Blazer, 4x4, new
battery. 15" tires about a year and
half old. Call 229-8854 after 5:00
p.m. ltp 7/11
'89 Dynasty. runs good, air cond.
works, radio, good interior, new ires.
Asking $2,950. 229-9289. ltc 7/11'
1980 Ford, 150, ps, 3 speed, new en-
gine. clutch & bedliner. first $2.500
cash. 227-7234. ltc 7/l
"93 Ford Explorer, teal green. tinted
: windows am/fin cassette, air cond.,
cloth interior, fully loaded. 647-8322.
'87 Tempo. excel. cond., $1,500 bbo.
1985 Toyota 4 wheel dr.. truck, runs
great. looks good, $4,500 obo. 639-
2533. 2tc 7/4
1986 IROC-Z w/T-tops. Newly rebuilt
350 high performance engine. Needs
paint job. $2,900 obo. Call 827-2128.
17 tri-hull, trailer, 125 Evinrude, 6
horse Chrysler, excellent condition.
$2,300. 219 8th St. 229-9348.
3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1 block from
beach, 20x24' shed, 2 car carport,
deck on back, privacy fence backyard,
$650 month, $500 deposit. St. Joe
Beach. 647-3278 or 827-2906.
Two bedroom, 1 1/2 bath trailer, 1
block from beach. $350 month, $250
deposit. 647-3278 or 827-2906.
Condo, partially furnished, 2 bdrm., 1
1/2 bath at Casa del Mar. 229-6961.
2 bedroom energy efficient apartment,
$375 month, $250 deposit. 229-6527.
2 bdrm. duplex,, partially furnished,
available July 15, $350 month, $200
deposit. 647-3253. Itc 7/11
3 bedroom, unfurnished, 1 1/2 baths,
gulf view with access to beach by
boardwalk, 1 mile from state park en-
trance, $550 per month. $250 depos-
it. 647-5349 or .227-1235. No pets.
Two bedroom apartment $325
month. Call George Duren. 229-8398.
For Rent: Furnished apartment, all
utilities furnished. 229-9000.
Room for Rent: excellent privileges,
just like having your own apartment.!
No deposit required. Call 227-3774,
leave message. ltp 7/11
Mexico Beach furnished 3 bd., brick
home, sunroom, carport, nice yard &'
patio, gulf view, long term plus one
bdrm. cottage. Available in July. 648-
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.
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. ffc 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
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.
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
Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tapper
Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable hous-
ing for the elderly and the .handi-
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., handicapped equip-
ped apts., available. Stove & refrig.
furn., fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.,
Equal Opportunity Housing Com-
plex. Rent is based on income.
This complex is funded by the Farm-
ers Home Administration and man-
aged by Advisors Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
PINE RIDGE APTS., (904) 227-7451.
Rents starting at $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
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig..
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
SNew extra 1g. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2i
ba.,' inside laundry rm, ch&a. dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
* Small 2 bdrm. home. auto. heat i&
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/,
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
Plant Sale: Thursday, Friday and Sat-
urday. Giant elephant ears, and other
plants. 515 9th St.
Moving Sale: 8-12, Friday and Satur-
day. Lots of misc. items. 219 8th St.,
Port St. Joe. ltp 7/11
Garage Sale: Saturday, July 13, 8
a.m. noon. Recliner, dog house, .ex-
ercise machine, children's comforters,
toys, clothes, and misc. Plantation Dr.
by the airport, 5th house.
Yard Sale: Saturday, July 13, 8:00 -
12:00. 117 Abalone Ave., Beacon Hill.
Lots of baby items, namebrand
clothes, newborn, girl clothes 3T-5-6
to 24 months. Good condition. Men's:
and women's clothes. Miscellaneous
items. If rains, July 20.
Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for by Catherine Barfield, Dem.
Yard Sale: Saturday, 1650 Hwy. 71 S
Wewahltchka. Also some antique fur-
nishings for sale. 648-4338 evenings.
School Bus Driver: The Gulf County
School Board is receiving applications
for a School Bus Driver, Port St. Joe
area. Applications are available at the
School Board 'office. Persons having
applications on file in the School
Board office and wishing to be consid-
ered for this position must request to
have their application submitted. Ap-
plications should be sent to Mr. S. M.
Eubanks, Transportation Coordina-
tor, 150 Middle School Road, Port St
Joe, FL 32456. Application deadline is
July 23,-1996, 12:00 Noon, ET. The
Gulf County School Board is an equal
opportunity employer. 2tc 7/11
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
PORT THEATRE GIFT SHOP & AUC-
TION open Tues. thru Sat.. Featuring
many specials this week: leather, pul-
leys. chain, collectibles. furniture,
toys. antiques, gifts, books, art. morel
Wade Clark Auctions. 229-9282. 229-
2580, AB 1239. 4tc 7/4
COINS BY THE BAY!I
lbuy and sell oil colis and paper
honey. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8104. Bus. 229-6803.
Need a place for your group to
meet? How about the Port Thea-
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price"
C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
SRt. 2, Box A1 C, Port St. Joe
All Type Eleclilcal Work
24 Hr. Service
UC. #ER0013168 .INSURED
Fayo's Nail & -
TOTAL NAIL CARE
Certified Nail Technician
1905 Long Ave., Port St. Joe
Wolff Tanning System Call for Appt.
Odd & End Jobs Done for Cash. "[
don't do, it all, but you never know
until you make the call." 227-3774,
leave message. ltp 7/11
Small Engine Repair
Free Pickup 8 Delivery
Catherine L. Collier
lidenpendent Sales Representative
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe,
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
TLC LAWN SERVICE
"Catering to All Your Lawn Service Needs"
MOWING, EDGING, TRIMMING, SPRAYING,.
FERTILIZING,,WEEDING, CLEAN OUTS,
SPRINKLER REPAIR, AND LANDSCAPING
Call 229-6435 tfc 4/6
announces NEW PENTIUMS
starting at $ 1169,
P75 Multimedia $1,365,
Pl 50's from $1799
227-6590 or 647-3339
LOANS DS J .PAWN SHOP
S'The Uttle House with the Big Deals"
Comer of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitch'ka, FL 32465
Business: (904) 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Frl. 10-5, Sat. 9-12
Harmon's Heavy Equipment co.
Specializing in Black Top Soil
BULLDOZERS BACKHOES *LOADERS *TRACTORS DUMPTRUCKS
648-8924 OR 648-5767 if no answer
LIC # RF0051042
FREE ESTIMATES RG 0051008
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821
Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.
* Residential ,
* Custom Wood
A S R Fence
Feainag and Concrete Work
Albert Fleisthmann FPEE Emrrmates
EIN #593115646 19041 647-4047
Steve Brant's Rooring
Licensed 8 Insured
Port St: Joe Call 229-6326
Average Stump $10.00
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
MOWING RAKING WEEDING
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach,
Port St. Joe & Wewahitchka
"I will work for YOU!" CLYDE SANFORD
Mexico Beach, FL
Roof Turning Black?
Rust or Mold on Your
House? Let Us Give You A
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
INSURANCE FREE ESTIMATES
,NEW NUMBER, SAME
Plus Small Engine Repairs
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First St.
5x10 10x1O 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASKABOUTFREE MONTH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112
BOB'S PAINT &
29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
'Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
t. Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
g FAMILY OWNED
S PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving GUf/Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
THE BEACHES HOUSE/PET SIT-
TERS. Collect mail / check lights/
locks /etc, Feed & exercise your pets.
As low as $6.00 a day. Mow grass/
pool care/etc. Willing for extra $8. Re-
liable couple. Contact Ron & Maxine
Leopold at 648-4204 anytime/leave
message. 4tp 7/11l
You supply ,the paint. Name your
price, I will paint your house job
guaranteed. Call Mark at 229-1045.
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
'Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday. 8:00 p.m.
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. &Thurs. meetings at 1st United .
Methodist Church. PSJ
Pressure Washing, Houses, Mobile
Homes, Residential, Commercial.
639-3028. tfc 7/4
Specializing In: Glamor Weddings
Children Bdudoir Pets
Special Evehts Model Portfolios
St Joe Beach 647-3318 ,o ,,
We Take Trades --100% Fin.
A/C, Heating, Refrigeration, and Ice
Ventilation Sheet Metal Fab. Natural
Gas & Electrical Equipment Contractor
W. ewahitchka, FL 32465
State Mehi #RM0066465 Ernie "Cooter" Harden/Owner
Phone 904-639-2454 Cel. Ph. #227-5036 Ic 6/20
9 CUSTOM HOME PLANS
I' *'- (9004) 647-3548
Rose Mary Mapel
6240 Hwy. 98 West
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
N-ls ICOAST IRRIGATION
Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Free Estimates and Design
SAllen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. S-Lr1FKT
Accounting apd Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 tfc 1/4 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Let us do the caring while you're away
CARE IN YOUR HOME, SERVICE LOW AS $8.00 A DAY
Serving Port St. Joe and the Surrounding Areas
Call Joey and Marie Romanelli
(904) 229-1065 tfc 12/14
Line ads: $3 50 for first 20 words,
50 for each additional word.
$2.00 for each consecutive
-week with no changes. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
NOTE: NEW DEADLINE:
TUESDAY AT 10 A.M.
.*.". '.* *'*. *.*" *:*. .. ". :*... "* V *:". . .* . ". ....* .. .. .. : .
Methodist Youth Fellowship
Saturday, July 13
9 12 a.m.
First United Methodist Church
Port St. Joe
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1996 PAGE 7B
NHC Homecare Our PORT ST. JOE
HOMECARE PROGRAM is eagerly
seeking a committed individual to fill .
the position of DIRECTOR OF NURS-
ES. This exceptional person must be
an experienced RN (BSN preferred)
arid will assist in the clinical aspects
of the patient care program to include
some supervisory field visits. Manage-
ment experience a must with at least
two years in homecare (Medicare) and
field supervision preferred.
This office is seeking full time RN's.
Mileage is reimbursed and CEU's reg-
ularly offered. Home health (Medicare)
Excellent benefits. and team atmos-
phere for both positions. Interested
individuals may contact Maureen
Mattison, Administrator, at 229-8238.
EOE/Drug-Free Workplace. ltc 7/11
Need babysitter (part-time) on Satur-
days. Reference requested. Please call
227-3105, if no answer please leave
message. ltp 7/11
Wait staff/positions available. Dinner
shifts only. Please call Rob or Cathy
for interview appointment. 904-653-
2778. 2tc 7/11
management office, requires customer
interface, good telephone skills, com-
puter experience. Full time position
with benefits. Fantasy Properties,
648-5146. ltc 7/11
Certified nurses aide needed, part
time, references important, 229-8981.
Painter needed, Mexico Beach' area.
Experience necessary. Call James,
647-3100. 4tc 7/4
Medical transcriber needed at Gulf
Pines Hospital. Contact Gina Grimal-
di, 227-1121. 2tp 7/4
Healthcare Positions Available.
James A. Cox & Associates, Inc.
healthcare consulting firm is seeking
qualified individuals for the following
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
Billing/Accounts Receivable Super-
visor. Applicant should have a B.S.
Degree in Accounting or equivalent
experience level (3-5 ,ears healthcare
medical insurance billing and collec-
Accounting Clerk: general account-
ing functions including accounts
payable, 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
SL Joe, FL, 32457. No phone calls or
drop-Ins please. ltc 7/11
Medical Records: Minimum typing
speed 45 wpm. Computer experience.
Communication and organizational
skills needed. DUties include medical
supply handling and stocking. Part-
time position Saturday and Sunday
11:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Contact Judy
Howell at Bay St. Joseph Care Center.
Licensed, real estate agent wanted.
Full or part-time position available.
Call 227-1892. tfc 7/4
210 Sandlewood Blvd. $79,900
3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Land: 339 Acre, Corner
SPECIAL FEATURES: Beach house w/3 decks, steps to Gulf
and Bay, wet bar in bedroom, sliding glass doors to all decks,
frame 2 story home only 5 years old. Price includes: range,
refrig., dishwasher, microwave, carpet, drapes and blinds.
North Fla. Head Start, Family Service
Worker Position Available.
General description: Family Service
Workers are responsible for ensuring
that children & families are served in
the program by assisting In recruit-
ment efforts, enrolling, and assisting
them in receiving social services sup-
Minimum Qualifications: High school
diploma or GED with experience in
working with young children and fam-.
ilies or preferred experience in case
management. Must have valid Florida
driver's license. Working knowledge of
principles of social work. Strong inter-
personal and communication skills.
Ability to organize to meet deadlines.
Must be self motivated and have
strong understanding of multicultural
differences. Typing/computer skills
Instructions for applying: Send re-
sume to: .North Florida Head Start, P.
0. Box 988, Wewahitchka, FL 32465.
Attn: Parent Involvement/Social Ser-
vice Coordinator, phone 904-639-
5080, fax 904-639-5801. Deadline for
.submittal is July 19, 1996.
Billy Carr Chevrolet. Chrysler,
Blountstown, FL now taking applica-
tions for the following positions:
Service Advisor, Service Techni-.
If you are interested, contact Victor
Walsh at (904) 674-4578. 3tc 6/27
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. tf 7/4
LOOKING for mature individual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
ica Financial Services. Take charge
and manage a portion of our multi-
. faceted business. We offer high com-
mission income potential. flexible
hours, many other pluses. Could start
part time. For interview, 'call today.
648-8565. tfc 7/4
LOST: Change purse with all my food
and bill money. In vicinity of 1st SL &
Hwy. 98. Reward. Lost Monday. Call
FREE lava rock, great for landscap-
ing. 229-9030. Irp 7/11
Macintosh Classic keyboard'- modem
software.. Ideal starter. $500 obo. 639-
5379. tfc 7/11
Four Gloria Estefan concert tickets.
Saturday. July 13, at 8:00 in Pensa-
cola. Good seating, $41 each. 227-
1568 after 5:00 or 229-8282.
Washer and dryer, washer works
good. but dryer needs new start but-
ton, $125. Microwave with revolving
table works good. $30. 1995 Honda
Shadow VLX Deluxe model, purple &
chrome, 1400 miles, very nice, pay pff
at bank, $5,500 or take over pay-
ments, $153 month. Call 227-3711.
Nev computer desk, $75; new Power
Track tread mill, $250. Call 647-
4071. 2tp 7/11
8 foot 8-ball table, red carpet, like,
new setup, 227-2055. ltp 7/11
Quality decks, porches, utility sheds,
maintenance services for your home,
driveways, carports, and patios. All
types of wood work and concrete work
can be done. We even do lawn mainte-
nance. Call for your free estimates. B.
A. Construction, Lic. iBGF01714A,
ask for Bobby. Call 227-7371.
1,991 Destiny Omni mobile home,
14'x52', 2 bdrm., 1 ba., all electric,
cen. h&a, upgraded features, must be
moved. $13,000. Call 647-3,581.
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*
Pentium PC's starting at $1099.
Days: 227.4590., H: 647-8339, FAX
904-647-3339 email Ron Bordelon:
PC Components price .list upon re-
quest tfc 7/4
CARPENTRY, .patio e'iclosure, siding,
windows installed, your home built,
additions. decks and more. All work is
guaranteed & done by a licensed gen-
eral contractor licensed #RG0066513.
Look at work I have done. If you like
it, hire me; Expert work and nothing
less. Of course free estimates. THE
HOUSE DOCTORS, 647-3300 or 1-
800-919-HOUSE. tfc 7/4
Mushroom Compost. $15 yard. any-
time, 648-5165. tfe 8/1
SEA OAT PLANTS
FREE kittens to a good home 5
adorable kittens. Mother is Himalay-
an. Days, 227-1156, nights. 647-
3534, ask for Wendy. Itc 7/ 11
Six adorable, lovable, playful kittens.
free to a good home. Call 227-1795.
AKC Golden retriever pups, ready
now. Vet checked, $200. 827-1505
(Howard Creek), 2tc 7/11
Monthly flea programs are expensive
& don't kill ticks. Cool your dog and
treat fleas. ticks, files, and "hot
spots". Ask Barfleld's Lawn & Garden,
229-2727 after HAPPY JACK KENNEL
DIP. 6tc 6/20
DOG GROOMING PLUS, 227-3611.
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available.. Boarding for dogs & cats.
PET & PROPERTY TENDERS. In
your home pet sitting by Joey and
Marie Romanelll, 229-1065. tfec 7/4
14x70' 2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile
home with lot located in Oak Grove,
asking $25,000. Call for appointment,
229-8121. 4tc 7/11
Large 4 bedroom, 2 bath house on 2
lots, 1004 Marvin Avenue. For more
information call Charles Costin, 227-
1159. ltp 7/11
1990 Fleetwood vinyl sided and un-
derpinned doublewide 3 bdrm., 2 ba.,
Ig. liv. rm., dining rm. & pantry. Cen.
heat & air. Appli. included. Located at
109 W. Rogers St., on high and dry
lot w/1. deep and shallow wells.
$35,000. 227-2012. 4tp 7/4
3 bdrm., 2 ba. brick home, 1330 sq.
ft. cen. h&a, satellite, ceiling fans,
carport, storage house in rear,
$60,000, White City. 827-2997.
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, cen. heat and air, corner lot, 115
Sailflish St.. Highland View. 227-1604.
By appointment only. tfc 7/4
By Owner: 12'x47' mobile home on 1/
2 acre, Overstreet Community. Appli-
ances included, hookup for washer/
dryer, metal storage bldg., 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 Owner. 2 bedrooms. 2 bath, loft. 3
decks, pool/hot tub available. 108
Boardwalk Ave.. Cape San Bias. 647-
3828. 1 tfc 7/4
4 bdrm., brick. 2 full baths, 1700 sq.
ft. 3 car garage. 32'x32'. recently re-
modeled. ert. blinds. R-38 ceiling.
wall reg.. new cen. a/c/heat, plus
ceiling fans. Deck and spa. New gas
logs in fireplace, white pickle cabi-
nets. rain gutters, storm water pipe at
street. gas hookup for 'bbq, shallow
well. nice colors & extra clean. 220
Nan Nook Rd.. 648-8201 for appL
"NEED ALTERATIONS" Big job or lit-
de job. Contact 229-6770. if no an-
swer. leave message. Home after 5:00
p.m. 31c 6/27
3 bedrooms. I 1/2 baths. Land- Irr shaped lot
SPECIAL FEATURES: 1 story home w/Ig, open liv. areas, hardwood
floors in bedrooms, ceramic Lile baths. Ig pantry & breakfast bar in
kitchen. Family rm. w/builin- bookcases. Spacious backyard, roof only
5 yrs. old Price includes: range/oven (self-cleaning, stove hood/fan,
dishwasher, blinds (except verincal blinds in living room)
PORT ST. JOE
B & B PROPERTIES of Gulf Co., Inc.
.Expect the best.@
Just Listed: Gulf Front Home Cape San Blas 4/5 bdrm., 4 bath,
beautifully furnished. Watch the Gulf of Mexico sunsets from your
deck, or walk on the beach via your boardwalk. Won't last long at
this price. $225,000.00.
Gulf View: 2 bdrm., 3 ba., just steps to the beach. Reduced 'to
,Waterfront lots from $140,000 to $250,000.' 100 ft. + frontage
'approx. 1000 ft. deep. Call today.
New Listing in PSJ: Reduced to $114,500. 4 bdrm.. -2 ba., totally
renovated. New kitchen, new baths, family rm., fireplace and on 2
corner lots in lovely neighborhood. Close to schools, hospital & St.
Commercial Property in Downtown PSJ: 2700 sq. ft. on 3rd &
Williams. Reduced to $68,000. Owner says make offer!.,..
New Listing: 517 10th St. 2 bdrm./1 ba. home on 2 1/2 lots. Priced
to sell at $42,500.
See us on thenet! http://www.homtown.com/coldwellbanker
or (800) 261-1892
PORT ST. JOE
Want to Buy: house in Port St Joe
area that needs a little work. Call Pat
227-3511, if interested in selling.
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with sep-
tic tank & well. $2,5000 down,
$132.16 mo. Call George, 229-6031.
For Sale: Cape San Bias, 2 bdrm., 2
ba. house, steel roof on 1/2 acre lot
Joining St. Joe State Park property on
bay side, $63,000. Call 229-2740 or
227-2046 for appt. tfe.7/4
1/2 acre lot with septic tank. Over-
street Road. Owner financing, 227-
2020, ask for Billy. tfc 7/4
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 7/4
253 Canal Street $58,900
31 edror.m 2 ba]hs Land 7'5 xii
SPECIAL FEAT-.RES Wel rrJumrinLieJ doblke-eJe mobile homeanw .dar
s:ad s.Gr. c rn'm.w irpilac rru:irrdr rnlm waJllKn cicr-, s r,la ler
bath w,.irden rub. Cn hia.. .r anld, 5 old Double-hung .sir.n wmr.-
dcs., ur-.de svoragr shed ir.-ulinon in flx,'rr ,Il'. and cerihng rPnc
include.- counilenop range wll oen dclhwaiher reng carper blind;and
3pr-. er,nleranment until.
For sale by owner: two story new.
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'x16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
until. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. tfc 7/4
Half acre lots for sale, Hwy. 386,
Overstreet. Creekview Sjibd., $500
down. $96.48 per month, 120
months. Call and leave message. 229-
6031. tfic 7/4
Wanted: Drug-free young female to
share home with. Call 227-3774,
leave message. All inquiries will be
confidential. ltp 7/11
PORT ST. JOE
1200 Monument Avenue $123,900
4 bedro-oms, 3 N0.5'. LiJ i1 2 Ac.re Kamrer Lori
PECLAL Ft-ATVRES: I 'b[, r ..C~O hOrn,11 IIrM,-hgjc.' OCLs,on B~auc-
cer. ille Nds., ne'% 5haIio." ej & rump. .edin& hr,; throughout Newi%
ihnd~cped, l&o ts iorage rm. Pr,,e ,ncl~jei: ringe top,. double wall
oani. rerrg. ', ,emjIer d dip35aui.35' hb6gnfL l.r~pai& blind':
PORT ST. JOE
GULFAIRE subdivision. Pretty lot on Periwinkle Dr. Minimal
clearing required. $26,900.
St. Joe Beach, lot 50 x 125. Water meter is already installed.
High sandy lot with pretty trees on Cortez Street, first block off
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,
2 1/4 acre corner lot. New price:
$3.,,00. -. .
FISHERMENI 1/2 acre well.
elevated land on Blossom Hill Road (3
lots total). Prime building lot. Owner
will finance with 1/3 down.
PORT ST. JOE
SIMMONS BAYOU. Beautiful bay view to construct your dream
home. Lots of foliage and mature trees. $800 per front foot.
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.
R Elizabeth W. Thompson
LTOF LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
Office: Hwy. 98 at 19th St., Mexico Beach
Mailing.Address: Rt. 3, Box 167, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FAX: (904) 648-4247
904-648-5683 or 1-800-582-2990
After Hours: Jay Rish, Associate Broker, 904-229-1070,
Brenda Miller, Salesperson, 904/648-5435
PORT ST. JOE
NEW LISTING: 1005 Garrison Avenue, Nice 3 BR 2 1/2 bath two story brick home
with vinyl siding, 90' x 150'lot in quiet neighborhood. Five years old, excellent condi-
tion, large Fla. room, Hunter fans, .tile in kitchen and baths, solid mahogany front.door
with sidelights, double garage, washer/dryer, dishwasher, solid oak cabinets in kitchen
and baths, CH&A,'large front porch, privacy fence in back yard. Appraised at
$115,000. Priced to sell at $109,900.00. Call Jay Rish.
NEW LISTING: 2011 Monument Avenue, Lot 1, Block 120,'Unit 9, Port St. Joe. Five
bedroom 2 bath two story home with 2200' SF of heated and cooled area with lots of
storage. Downstairs has living room, dining room, den, kitchen, master bedroom arid
bath. Upstairs has 4 bedrooms 1 bath and game room. Electric appliances, fireplace,
COH&A, central vac system, garage, large corner lot. Price $135,000.00. Call Jay Rish.
NEW LISTING: 315 Robin Lane, Single family home 3 BR 2 BA, partially furnished.
split bedroom plan, tile, vinyl, carpet, appliances included, security system sprinkler
system, utility building, window treatments, new AC. Call Brenda Miller for an appoint-
ment. Price $79,000.00.
ST. JOE BEACH
NEW LISTING: 436 Pineda Street, Two improved lois total size 150' x 150', septic
tank for 3 BR.home, chain link fence ciry water, natural gas, well double car garage,
outside security light, power pole Entire lot raised one foot, pineapple pear, fig, plum,
pecan, maple, oak, redbud, and dogwood trees. Ready tor building Brenda Miller has
all the details Price 144 900 00.'
CAPE SAN BLAS
NEW LISTING: COMMERCIAL BUILDING situated on one-half-acre on C-30E, high
irathic area, 2200 SF dual AC system, 3 septic tanks, screened porch, handicapped
equipped, ceiling fans. Also has liquor license available. Endless possibilities for use
such as bed and breakfast inn, gift shop, game arcade, convenience store, drive-in fast
-food or pizza shop. Call Brenda Miller today for details and viewing appointments.
Price for building and one-half acre $125,000.00. Price for additional adjoining
one-half acre $25,000.00.
Gulf County Farms # 81, 5 acres with several out buildings, some pasture, small
mobile home, catfish pond, trees, fenced perimeter and much more. Only $35,000.00
Call Jay Rish.
Look for us on the Internet at http://www.homtown.com/thompson
Call us for all of your real estate needs,
whether renting, buying or selling.
Fantasy Properties, Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98 j
r Mexico Beach, FL 32410 PEALTO"
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, JULY 13-14
1:00 4:00 p.m., EST
203 Beacon Rd., Gulfaire Sub., Port St. Joe Beach.
Restricted subdivisicr has swimming pool, tennis courts, and
beach, Homreowner Association fee is a very reasonable 'only
Looking aor a beauutul comfortable, yet unique home? Then, this is
it' Large approx 2100 + sq. ft. 3 bedroorrs, 2 baths
View the Gull irom large deck at entrance'level & your private
glassed sunporch off spacious .master bedroom upstairs. Master
bedroom also has exquisite bath t,/ha,:uzzi and large walk-ih closet.
:Living room .has gas fireplace and' cathedral ceiling. Kitchen
equipped with stove, compactor, disposal, and lots of cabinets.
Separate dining room off living room and next to kitchen. Two bed-
rooms and one bath downstairs. One car garage with cement park-
ing area for second car. Yard pump and underground sprinkler
system. Beautifully landscaped!
Home is immaculate and in A-one condition. Too many amenities
with home to men[tic,n you must see ihiNs
Reduced to $175,00. Will entertain offers.
REDUCED IN PRICE, 1307 Long Ave. Neat 3 bd., 1. ba. home
with chain link fence & stroage house. Great starter home'.
Reduced from $44,900 to $39,900.
JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor
PAGE SB THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. JULY 11. 1996
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