The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: July 18, 1996
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, JULY 18, 1996 Plus 20 Tax... 350

City Presented Final Suggestion For Reid Avenue "Treatment"


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Wayne Taylor, development committee: Rex Buzzett and Bill
Kennedy, engineer. M a ught,
Scn '0 Gu1?raflathtne Charged With

Second Gulf Traffic Fatality 14 Felonies

Mexico Beach Man Killed In Head-On Crash
Gulf County experienced its and drifted across the center line
second traffic fatality of the yeai- Into the path of Hobson's vehicle.
Tuesday night, in a two vehicle Hobson was pulling a trailer car-
head-on crash at St. Joe Beach lying two Jet skis westbound on
near the Gulf Aire subdivision on the highway. It was struck head-
Highway 98. n by the Amster vehicle.
Robert M. Hobson, 9235 W. Hobson was taken to Gulf
Highway 98, Mexico Beach, wa Pines .HQsital by Gulf Emergency,
- the vfifii of a- head' n 'collsiot**- Ami'bce Sernie. -Both Amster.-
with a 1995 Volkswagen convertd- nd a passenger in her vehicle.
ble, driven by Nancy L. Amster of Dierrick A. Klebler, 20. also of
New Albany. Indiana. Hobson's New Albany, Indiana, were also
wife, a passenger In his '88 GMC transported to Gulf Pines with in-
Suburban. escaped with minor Juries. Both are listed In stable
injuries. condition.

According to a report. written
by Florida Highway Patrol Troop-
er D. L. Drake, the Amster vehicle
was westbound on Highway 98
about 10:00 p.m., eastern time,

Jerry T. Gates

Gates is Sheriff
Jerry T. Gates announced uhis
candidacy 'for, sheriff of Gulf
County this week. "I feel I am the
right man at the right time for the
right reasons and I intend to
present those reasons for your
evaluation throughout this cam-
paign,"' Gates said.*

"Briefly, my experience, (14'
years in the Clerk of the Courts
office), education (BSBA-
University of Florida-major, ac-
counting minor, management)
and, most importantly, you know
me. It has always been my creed
to serve you, help you, stand up
for you, fight for you, and be'
there for you when you heed me.
I have always believed a public of-
ficial should. serve all equally-
regardless of race. creed, educa-
tion, or position and have lived by
that standard."
"There is disenchantment in
this country today with our gov-
ernment and its officials. I am
just as disenchanted as the least
of you and offer a return to the.
principles with which I have
served you in the past. Achieving
a balance between the needs of
the community and the resources
of the taxpayer has always been a
primary concern of mine while
serving as an elected official," the
candidate continued.
"Forty employees in a Sher-
iffs office with a $1.3 million bud-
get that, not too long ago, used to
be ran by Byrd Parker and one
deputy tells me we have more law
enforcement than we can afford.
Some officials feel it's alright to
drive a cadillac as long as some-
body else is paying the bill. I disa-
gree. Public officials should be
just as fiscally responsible as the'
person who sweats to pay the tax-
es," Gates declared. I hope to see
as many of you as possible dur-
ing the campaign and, as always,
I appreciate your support," Gates
said in closing.

Roger C. Jones

Jones Enters
Dist. One Race
Roger C. Jones would like to,
announce his candidacy'in. the
race for District One County
Commissioner. Roger Is the son
of Bo and Myrle Jones of Wewa-
hitchka, and is a lifelong resident
of Gulf County. He is a paramedic
with Bay Medical Center and has
been involved in emergency medi-
cine for over 13 years. Jones is
an active member of the Wewa-
hitchka Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment and a former member of the
Wewahitchka Ambulance Squad'.
He and his wife, Carol, have two
children, Jesse and Katie.
"I look at my children, and it
concerns me about the future ec-
onomics of Gulf County. So many
of our young people have to leave
this area to find good paying jobs.
(See JONES on Page 7)

The trooper's report revealed
that seatbelts were in use in the
Amster vehicle and that alcohol/
drugs were also in use. Hobson
wasn't using his seat belt.

Shaun D. Schmidt, 21. of 508
Eighth Street, was charged with a'
number of burglary-oriented
crimes Tuesday morning, when
he was apprehended at 6:45 a.m.,
as the result of alert residents in
the Garrison Avenue vicinity. He
was charged with 14 felonies and
two misdemeanors, involving sev-,
era] homes and businesses iin
- Poi-tSt--doe over a two' week peri--
Schmidt was observed acting
suspiciously, on Westcott Circle,
by Randy Parker and Frankle Wil-,
Hams, who called police. He pro'
gressed with his activities down
Marvin Avenue, where he was ap-
prehended by officer Troy Sim-
mons when the officer came upon
him in the act of a theft on a
home, after a call. from other
neighbors who witnessed his sus-
picious activities around several
homes in the area.
The suspect is charged with
14 burglaries during the night
and early morning, of homes lo-
cated on Eighth Street, 21st
Street, Marvin Avenue, Garrison
Avenue, Juniper Avenue and
(See MAN on, Page 3)

Mack Gwinn Killed In 35 Foot Fall;
Slipped While Working On Scaffold

Gulf Couty Beaches Fire Department and rescue person-,
nel help to;,remove the injured from two vehicles which
crashed headron Tuesday evening at St. Joe Beach.

Mack Gwinri III, age 49, a
resident of Coronado Street Of St.
Joe Beach, died from inju-ies in-
curred from an industrial acci-
dent Friday morning. Gwinn. fell
from a scaffold, from approxi-,
mately 35-40 feet in the air, while
doing repair work at Premier Ser-
vices plant on State Road 382,
north of Port St. Joe.
He had worked in the mainte-
nance department of the local
firm since 1989.

Witnesses said Gwinn slipped
and fell. He was taken by Gulf
County Ambulance to Gulf Pines
Hospital for emergency treatment.
Doctors summoned Lifeflight
helicopter ambulances to trans-
port him to receive specialized
care, but he was pronounced
dead before the helicopter ar-
Gwlnn's obituary is on page
seven of this section of The Star.

.Sign On The

Dotted Line

As has been evidenced by the
prolific display of political signs
throughout the county, there are
numerous candidates planning
6 to run for office in Gulf County.
Official qualification didn't
x.begin until this past Monday at
-.,_ ,noon, but many candidates had
.-44 already declared their intentions
to qualify as long as five months
Anyone desiring to run for
7. political office in Gulf County
J.'rhas until Friday, July 19, at
., noon to qualify for the general
election. This year there are a
number of candidates qualifying
as Republican or Independent,
A. therefore several races will niot
be decided in the September pri-
."- mary or the October run-off elec-
I.V. tion.

Kennedy Shows
Drawing Tuesday of
Re-Vamped Street,
Work to Start
After January 1

After several years of dreaming
and wishing, only to be disappoint-
ed, downtown Port St. Joe is final-
ly on the verge of starting its
"earthquake proportion" Down-
town Redevelopment program.
If you want to remember Reid
Avenue as it currently looks, you
might want to grab your camera
and take a few pictures. Because,
shortly after the first of the year,
work will be underway to prepare
the downtown area for its "glamour
Newly paved streets, planters,
signage,' lighting,. landscaping
(shrubs & trees), garbage recepta-
cles, walkways, sidewalks, and
stormwater drainage-all serving
to create a downtown walking mall
atmosphere will completely change
Reid Avenue as we know It.
*Mill asphalt on Reid Ave. with
new asphalt surface, with gentler
*Demolish sidewalks along
Reid Ave. and a portion of the side
roads. New concrete will be poured
in its place with brick pavers being
added to enhance the downtown
*Stormwater improvements
include adding continuous slotted
drains along the curb and gutters
of Reid Ave.
*Handicapped accessibility will
be added throughout the down-
*Intersections are redesigned
to yckder. lan aping. and-.brick
pavers to improve ..the look ainc
provide for safer pedestrian cross-
*All' overhead power and asso-
ciated lights will be removed and
replaced with underground fed
street lamps. The style of these
lamps will contribute to the down-
town theme.
*Landscaping will be added
throughout the downtown.
*Street furniture including
benches and trash receptacles will
be added.
eStreets will have new parking
stripes and signs. 2nd and 4th
Streets will be changed to one way
*Third Street traffic light will
(See REID AVE. on Page 7)


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Tear 'em Up!

IT WAS JUST A FEW weeks ago that we editoralized in these
columns how lucky Gulf County and its individual communities
and two cities were to have the number of fine parks we have.
We said something like, the citizens should take care of these
parks and help keep them clean.
Well, we should have said something about the public keep-
ing their eyes open for vandals which could come along and
damage or destroy these parks which had been worked for so
hard and long by both the people and our various government
authorities to have built.
THE REPORT OF last week's County Commission meeting,
reporting the Board's, concern with county-wide vandalism to the
parks and their facilities causes us to shudder in shame at the
thought that there are people in Gulf County who would bash in
such necessities as public wash basins, commodes, cooking,
grills, tables, benches, at these parks, all in the name of "having
They wouldn't think of having a cookout in the parks, relax--.
ing on the benches, using the beach facilities or boat landings or
other amenities around which the parks are built. They don't
care for that sort of thing and they're going to make sure nobody
else enjoys them.
Just tear them up!.
Gulf County is attempting to attract family-type visitors to
our environs as well as provide such beautiful places of recrea-.
tion and relaxation for its own people. But there is 'an element
which won't stand for the people having anything nice to enjoy.
WE KNOW THESE words won't be especially effective in
stopping such actions by these despicable vandals, but maybe
they will alert Mr. or Mrs. John Q. Public that this is the reason
they have nothing which isn't damaged with which to enjoy an
outing and they will be on the alert to these things happening.
We remember when the children's baseball complex was
built here in Port: St. Joe. It has provided many summers of en-
joyable activity for thousands of children and their families.
When it was complete a solid concrete marker was erected at the
gate and a bronze plaque embedded at the top. That monument
didn't last the month out before it was completely destroyed!
Why? Just because it was there!
STO SAY SUCH ACTIONS are infantile, senseless and de-
structive, we know, Is like tilting at the wind, but we would be
remiss in our duty if we didn't make the actions public and tell
this person or persons just how low they have sunken in the
eyes of the public who are so appreciative and proud of the
many fine parks placed there for our use.

Make Lemonade

WHEN YOU HAVE LEMONS, you make lemonade. This the
attitude Gene Raffield seems to have taken and expressed at last
Thursday's meeting of the St. Joseph's Bay Committee. Raffield
told of plans and activities his firm Is involved in, in an attempt
to recoup some of the losses inflicted on the seafood industry by
the net ban constitutional amendment of Florida. The ban pre-
vents them from using their traditional gill nets to catch fish, so
they are adapting to the new law as bept they can. ,
According to Raffield, the industry is going to work out 'of the
damage caused by the net ban. The business won't be the
same, but it will be operating and it will be legal.
RAFFIELD SAID SMALLER operations will probably be fi-
nancially stronger from the net ban. The ban didn't encroach on
them very much since many weren't using the larger gear, now
banned, in the first place. Too, they will be realizing more reve-
nue from their catch. "The only ones completely put out of busi-
ness. Is the small [and large] mullet fishermen," he said. "There'll
be no more mullet fishing as we know it," he continued.
Now comes the "lemonade" part of the example.
Fishermen-Raffleld included-are excited about alternative
products being developed, such as aquaculture. Work is being
done to develop means by which these small Mom and Pop oper-
ations can produce, through aquaculture, such high dollar prod-
ucts as pompano, grouper, snapper, clams and fish bait. These
fish incubators are being considered for the Gulf County area
and show much promise for successful operation.
IF THESE AQUACULTURE projects can be developed to the
point of being profitable, and it appears as if they can be, it will
be an entirely new industry for Gulf County for which it is
uniquely suited. The operation won't interfere with any present
activity in the bay and will provide an outlet for those deter-
mined to be involved with making a living in the seafood indus-


Hunker Down with Kes by Kesley Colbert

If Gus Had A' Seen It- I

Would Have Gotten A Trophy

I stopped by City Hall yester-;
day on a couple of items of busi-
ness-I don't know how the con-
versation turned to roller
"It's. great exercise."
"It looks like fun."
"Kes, have you tried it?"
Jane Hill immediately
popped Into my mind and I
found myself recounting a thirty-
five year old story. You may re-
member Jane Hill. She was a
classmate of mine who could
open Coca Cola bottles with her
teeth. Listen, in the days before
pop-open cans and twist off caps
it was mighty convenient at
times to have her. around.
And Jane, as I discovered a
suddenly' one day along about
the eighth grade, was all right-.
for a girl. As a matter of fact she

A 1Bamy

was better than all right. I fell
head over heels in love with her.
'Course. as luck would have it. it
was about this same time that
Jane took to completely ignoring
me. I had to do something spec-
tacular to let her know that I was
still on the planet.
Roller blades weren't. exactly
the rage' in, 1962. But roller
skates were. And Jane was the
best around. She could do a pir-
ouette, figure eight, loop de loop,
crack the whip, jump the barrel,
outside roll and she could "chase
the scat" like nobody' I've ever
seen before or since.
I kept this reoccurring dream
where I'd swing into Gus and
Maudle's Southern Palace Skat-
ing Rink on a rope tied to the
ceiling and "roll off" with the first
place trophy. I'd have on that
black leather jacket with the zip-
pers on the sleeve, my Levi's
would be "turned up" exactly two
times and sport a neat crease,
not a hair :of my swept back

Summer Evening

Al OW.~'-r ~ ,,

ducktail would be out of place as
I whirled once around the floor
and up to the judge's stand to
pick up the hardware . .
Jane Hill would be standing over
by the record machine with her
hands clasped over her heart,
her eyes following my every dip
and twirl .. ....
S'Course, that was the, dream.
The reality of the matter was .my
Levi's were hand-me-downs from
Leon and so old they wouldn't
hold a crease, Daddy made all of
us wear that G.I. haircut, I didn't
own a black leather jacket, I
couldn't skate a straight line if
my life depended on it and Jane
Hill wouldn't give me the. time of
I needed help.
"Leon, do dreams ever come
"Sure, all the time, but
you've got to work on it."
First thing I had to do was
come up with some skates. And
' a place to practice. A pair of real

skates-the shoes with wheels
attached was out of the question.
But Rickv Gene had a pair of
those old metal -Adjustable"
skates that attached to the bot-
tom of your shoes. I know you
don't remember those old
skates-they came with a key so
you could "screw" the side rails
down over the sole and thereby
firmly hold the skates on your
feet. You couldn't hardly wear
those things with tennis shoes .'.
"Kes, I don't know where the
key is and the back wheels on
this one are froze up." We took a
hammer and beat those little
wings over my soles and
wrapped bailing wire around foot
and skate in an attempt to tight-
en everything up. We soaked the
stuck wheels in kerosene and
tied a rope around the center
beam in the barn. We'd already
ascertained that the hay loft had
the only wooden floor outside of
(See KESLEY on Page 3)


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Don't Wear A Clean, White Shi'rtWhile Eating Spaghetti

attract problems, as some things
seem to attract damage. It almost
seems like a newly polished pair
of shoes attracts a mud puddle or
is drawn to a scuffing situation. A
pair of pants one has just taken
out of the dry cleaners is the one:
the glass of milk .. or tea .'. or
orange juice'... is spilled on.
It seems that a substance
which will damage, wrinkle, soil,
break or damage will just natu-
rally be attracted to something
which will wrinkle, soil, break, or
damage by its interaction in an
accidental manner.
Things just seem to work Out,
that way and there appears to be
nothingwe can do about it.
In other words, things hap-
The old law Invented by "Mr.
Murphy" seems to be the most
common law happening to some
people. One fellow coined a
phrase which went something
like this, "If I didn't have bad
luck, I wouldn't have any luck at


By Wesley Ramsey


IN MY OWN experience along
these lines I have a sure-fire reci-
pe for spilling red sauce on the
front of my shirt. All I have to do
is put on a light colored, shirt and
eat some spaghetti or some other
dish which features a tomato-
based sauce.
It never fails.
If I go to a restaurant and get
the menu, the first thing I do is
glance at the color or pattern of
my shirt to see what I am going to
eat. If the shirt is a special favor-
ite in, my wardrobe, I don't order
anything juicy or runn-y. If I do,

and the shirt is a favorite one.'
Just enough of the dish will end,
up, dripped down the front of the'4
shirt to require laundering. If it's,
an extra-special favorite shirt, it
will end up with a stain drippedi
down the front which won't come
I've missed many delicious'
dishes because of my shirt 1 hap-'
pened to be wearing or because of
a drippy red sauce.,

WE HAD A SET of four glassa-
es at our house, which we had'
been given as a Christmas gift.,
They weren't expensive or unusu-,
Sal glasses; they were -Just glasses)

which had a sentimental value. I
say "had", because we "have" a
'set of four no longer. Frenchie
was washing dishes the other day
and a glass slipped out of her
hand and shattered on the floor.
'We now have a set of three.
Why couldn't it have been'
one of about a dozen jelly jars
which have been pressed into ser-
vice? ,
The law whidh governs such'
things dictated that it be one-of a
set of favorite glasses, that's why.
We have plastic, unbreakable
glasses, glasses with garish de-
signs painted on them, root beer
mugs, glasses one gets at football
games, baseball games, fast food
restaurants, and every kind of
free advertising glasses one can
imagine, but they are all without
a single chipl We even have a
couple of fruit Jars, which we can
drink out of if the occasion arises.
But we.have, one of a favorite
set to break.

THE. SAME THING happens,

in 'a slightly different, manner,
with a favorite chair. Why does
company which 'occasionally
comes. have to sit down in your
very favorite, most restful chair in
which you always sit? Can't they
see the imprint of your body in it?
Or, why do visitors switch the
television from the station over
which you get the ball game to
something silly-like MTV?
It's a kissing cousin of ."the
law" which causes that. If it gives
you pleasure, it's vulnerable.
It seems like the older I get
the more protective. of 'certain
things or favorite chairs I become.
I can't sit in just any old chair
with complete ease. When I leave
home to take a trip, I can't get
completely comfortable until I re-
turn home to "my' chair.
It just works that way.

had Bob Heacock paint her car.
The paint was dying and flaking
off the hood and the trunk. The

car-a Mercury Grand Marquis-
is now six years old, and maybe
we ought to think about getting a
new one. But the car has only
45,000 miles on it and runs and
We had it painted, instead of
spending the king's ransom for a
new one. It seemed to be the most
cost effective thing to do.
Well, we got the car back
Tuesday, all bright and shiny in
its new burgundy coat[s] of paint.
It looked just as good as it did the
day we bought it in September of
Wednesday, Frenchie went to
the Post Office and someone
parked too close to the car. You
guessed it; that new paint job
now has a slight scratch on the
rear door of the passenger's side
That law again.
Do you suppose the Legisla-
ture, Congress, President Clinton
or Governor Chiles could veto the
measure; do something construc-
tive for a change?


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Bay, Committee Looking At Aquaculture Operation For Area

Raffield Says,, "You Don't Want
To Grow It If You Can't Sell It
Profitably"; Fish Bait Best "Crop"

The St. Joe Bay Committee
seems to be pointing its sights to-
ward establishment of some sort
of aquaculture program for Gulf
County's displaced fishermen,
idled by Florida's constitutional
amendment Net Ban. At a meet-
ing held in fire station -conference
room Thursday morning, such
aquaculture experts as Dr.. An-
drew Lazar, director of the Sam
Mitchell Aquaculture Research
Center, University of Florida, of
Blountstown; and John Gunter,
shellfish biologist with the De-
partment of Environmental Pro-
tection, presented their disserta-
tions to those present on the ins
and outs of the seafood farming
Dr. Lazar said that aquacul-
ture encompasses several crops,
including plants and other flora.
He said the biggest aquaculture
crop in the entire United States is
fishbait-minnows. The largest
source of this crop is the state of'
Arkansas. "Catfish is king among
the food products in the United.
States with talapla a fast growing
second among food fish," Dr. La-
zar said. What his department is
trying to work out is an economi-
cAL method of producing the fish
which will compete with the Ori-
ent's 50 cents an hour wage base..
Dr. Lazar said the Orient is head
and shoulders above every other
country in aquaculture produc-
'Twenty five percent of the
shrimp consumed in the United

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the house that, would get me
ready for the Southern Palace.
We cleared a path by moving a
few bales of hay around and I
"swung in" through the double
wide front loft door .....
People, that loop de loop
ain't as easy as Jane Hill makes
it look. I touched down out of
control, hit a bale broadside,
flipped completely over, landed
on my bad back skate, slid about
five feet 'til my wheels stuck in a
crack in the boards and plunged
head first out of the loft landing
nose down in Diablo's stall fif-
teen feet below.
"No, no, Diablol It's .me!"
That crazy, wild, idiotic bull,
stepped on me twice, gored a
hole through my left shoulder
and kicked three boards off the
back wall before I would calm
him down.
,'"Kes," Ricky Gene finally got
me pulled out of the stall, "If that
back wheel would have rolled I
think you'd a' been all right." He
stuck his finger in.my shoulder
and added, "And if Jane had a'
seen this-you'd a' sure got her.
I limped down to the South-
ern Palace, the following Satur-
day. "Kesley, what happened to,
your face?"
S"Well, Jane it was like this-"
"And your arm? And your
leg? And your head?"
SI was about to engage her in
a real conversation when Bobby
Brewer butted in, "Jane, would
you open my Coke?"
Well, at least she noticed.
And'.no, I haven't tried- the
roller" blades. I don't have to--
Jane Hill married someone else.
Kes ..

States is produced by aquacul-
ture worldwide," Lazar said. "Un-
til we break the cost barrier of us-
ing intensive, expensive :labor
other nations will continue to
lead in this field."
Gunter, a shellfish biologist
with DEP, is heading an intensive
shellfish assessment and en-
hancement operation in the Apa-
lachicola area. He said enclosed
or supervised production of oys-
ters through an aquaculture op-
eration hasn't been feasible be-
cause oysters reproduce
prolifically in a natural state.
He said artificial production
of oysters from the "spat" to the
marketable size has been tried
several times in the Apalachicola
area and the cost was prohibitive.
He effectively ruled out any culti-
vation of oysters by man since
the natural production is so great
in this area. Such things as high
labor costs, storms, and other en-
emies of the shellfish work
against ,a productive operation.
Gene Raffield, of Raffleld
Fisheries, made a short.presenta-
tion to the group starting his re-
markS with the observation, "if
you can't sell, it, no use to grow
it." He told several aquaculture
operations his firm had been in-
volved in over the last few years
with the controlled production of
clams as his biggest success.
Raffield urged the exploration
of several products Including
pompano, redfish, and cigar min-
nows, all of which. are in heavy
demand and attract the high dol-
Cigar minnows, for instance,
formerly. sold for anywhere from
.10 to .50. "Now, they're going for
a $1.00 and higher," Raffield
said. "Our firm had produced mil-
lions of pounds of cigar minnows
in the past and we know there is
a continued market for them."
Raffield said pompano Is a vi-
able species for aquaculture.
Even before the net ban this spe-
cies was bringing $3.50 to $4.00
a pound to the fisherman. "Now
the price Is considerably higher."
Raffield said.
This firm is now experiment-
ing with jellyfish as an alternative
to replace the 95% product cost
to fishermen by the Net Ban. Raf-
field said, "Only the mullet fisher-
men have been totally put out of
business, and mullet was our
biggest producL. Shrimpers are
still doing well inshore as most of
our producers were small opera-
tors tobeginwith."
Raffield urged more intensive
research to be done with raising
products in "pens" placed in the
bay and made predator-proof.
One of the main items Raf-
field said needed a long hard look
was the utilization of some of the
old Hess Oil tanks, converting
.them toaquaculture production.
He asked for the cooperation of
Dr. Lazar and Mr. Gunter, as well
as other state research areas, in
full exploration of the possibility
.....of altering and using the'tanks
for this purpose.
Raffield closed out his 're-
marks, again urging that his for-
mula for aquaculture success be
remembered; "If you can't sell it
there's no use to grow it" and you
can't sell it if you can't produce it:

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Gene Raffield, of
Raffield's Fisheries, makes
several suggestions last
Thursday morning to the St.
Joe Bay Comittee about sev-
eral species which they could
consider for aquaculture
development in the bay.
Present were several mem-
bers of the state's research
team who were also telling
the local committee that
some mutual purpose should'
be considered to help out-of-
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in his campaign. He said he,
wished to be of service to people'
in the district and cited as experi-
ence his former tenures as legis-
lative assistant for Senator Vince
Bruner and later for Rep. Scott
Warriner said he would use
his late father-in-law's public ser-
vice method both to campaign by,
and as a criteria for service. He
listed this criteria as: 1. honesty;
2. integrity; 3. intelligence; 4. ex-
perience. "I plan to embrace all of
these qualities in my campaign,"
he said. :
A small audience of about 50'
to 75 local people were present in
the hastily called press confer-
ence to make the announcement.


David Warriner announces his political intentions Friday
in front of City Hall with his daughter Amelia and his wife
Trish offering their support.

David Warriner Says

He Will Be Candidate

Announces For State Post Being

Vacated By Rep.
David Warriner, a Port St.
Joe businessman, announced Fri-
day that he wouldcbe a Democrat-
ic candidate fori: Rep. Robert
Tiammell's position in the state
legislature this faW,;
Trammell sail i he would not
seek another term i of election to
the legislature nearly. three weeks
ago, leaving a position he, had
held for five terms; In a series of
press conferences held in Marian-
Sna, Blountstown, and Port St.
Joe, Warriner announced that he
would Join wha4, will probably
prove to be a fairly crowded field


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Westcott Circle.
Other burglaries were report-
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vicinity since June 27, but inves-
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them to the same suspect. Police
Chief Carl Richter told The Star
that further investigation was in
progress on these six other com-
Schmidt is being charged
with an ;attempted burglary of a
structure, two burglaries of a
structure, eight' burglaries of a
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Clark "Clan" Gathers

Round Its Matriarch

Last weekend, the family of
Mrs. J. D. (Beulah) Clark gath-
ered "to count itself' as 40 of the
71 members came to celebrate.
From 12 families, they came by
camper, van, trucks and cars,
praising God for his bounty and
continuous goodness, to honor
the woman and the memory of
the man who started their "clan".
J. Douglas Clark and Beulah
Weekes Clark began their lives
early in this century, married in
1934 and came to Port St: Joe in
1952 with their six daughters.
J.D. sold insurance and Beulah
kept house, ran a paper route
and went to college while the
girls, Joy. Pat, Catherine, Caro-
lyn, Ruth and Nellie, grew up.
This .family has grown to in-
clude five sons-in law, 16 grand-
children. and 13 of their spouses,
21 great-grandchildren, and
many more.
Festivities began at noon .Fri-
day with a log-cutting demonstra-
tion. Olen. Barfield brought his
sawmill from Graceville and cut

three large -pine trees into 587
board feet of 1 1/4 inch lumber.
Saturday activities included
craft time-decorating tee shirts
and family banners, a pot-luck
lunch, games for. the children,
and, of course, the beach party,
including hot dot dog cookout
and shell collecting. Everyone
from Joe Schofield, age six
months, to the grand matriarch,
Mam Clark, age 83, enjoyed the
fun and fellowship.
After a dip in the pool and
more eating, a "Cousins Party"
ensued. Thirteen children spent
the night "camping in" wall-to-
wall, entertained by family favor-
ite, "The Elephant's Child" and
many Bible stories; while adults
who wished walked on the beach
and others went off to a well-
deserved rest.
After church services and
lunch Sunday, the party began to
break up, each going their own
way, but carrying the "torch" of
family love intact in every heart.

Mrs. J. D. (Beulah) Clark

Wewa Woman's Club Honored

For Recreation Improvements

At a recent ceremony held at
the St. Andrews State Recreation
Area, the Wewahitchka Woman's
Club was among the 16 local peo-
ple and organizations recognized
for "Making Florida's State Park
System A National Leader In Re-
source-Based Recreation".

Jessica & Johnathan
Celebrate Birthdays
Johnathan Wayne, five on
June 10, and Jessica Korinne.
two on April 7. celebrated their
birthdays recently with their
mom, Melissa Hammons and
Randall Weston.
They are the grandchildren of.
Teresa and; Wayne Frasure and
Alma Hammons and the late Ster-
ling Hammons of St. Joe Beach.

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Dottie Taylor, representing
the Wewahitchka Woman's Club,
was on hand to accept a certifi-
cate of appreciation and plaque
from Fran Malnella, director of
the Florida Division of Recreation -
and Parks.
The- club was recognized for
being instrumental in obtaining
funds to pay for a new picnic pa-
vilion, new flag poles and new
fencing at the entrance area of
the Dead Lakes State Recreation
- The club was also Instrumen-
tal In the co-sponsoring of special
events like "Earth Day" festivals
and environmental poster con-
tests for the local elemenLary
school children.
. It was a pleasure and an hon-
or for Dottle to accept this award
for the club.

Class of 1987
Those members of the Port
St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High School Class
of 1987 interested in helping plan
a class reunion, please call Paula
Ramsey Pickett at 227-7535.

Having A Baby?
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classes beginning August 8 at
6:00 p.m.
For more information and to
register, call the department at

Sincere Thanks
The family of Q. P. Baxley
would like to express their sin-
cere thanks to everyone for their
prayers, food, flowers, acts of
kindness and friendship during
our time of sorrow. Everything
you have done is truly appreciat-

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the engagement and forthcoming
marriage of their daughter.
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Corporal Kent B. Glassburn, Jr.,
the son of Kent B. Glassburn, Sr.
and the late Nancy E. Ricker of
Kokomo, Indiana.
The bride-elect is a 1994
graduate of Wewahitchka High
School. She attends Gulf Coast
Community College in Panama
City. She is employed by Main
Street Center and the Sign of the
Shiner in Wewahltchka.
Her fiance is a 1993 graduate
of Kokomo High School in Koko-

Attended Reunion
Charles, and Esther Dickson
and 'eleven family members from
Beacon Hill and Greenwood re-
cently attend the Gilbert G. and
Della Webb Allen Reunion. It was
held.at the Abner Motel near the
Natural Bridge State Park at
Slade,, Kentucky. ,
Esther is among nine of the
Allen's living children from a mar-
riage that bore a total' of sixteen.
She was the member of the Allen
family chosen to be specially hon-
ored, as is done annually at the
Attending with the Dicksons
were: John and Kathy Arnold and
children, Kathryn and Jared; Pat
and Krissy Gentry and children,
Jacob and Colby, all from Beacon
Hill: and Chuck Dickson and chil-
dren, Zachery and Lavonia, all of
Greenwood. : '

Gulf Represented
in 1996 Olympics
Robin and Trudle Downs of
Port St. Joe will be members of
the first Olympic Handbell Choir
in Savannah, Georgia.
A group of 100 ringers cho-
sen from Florida, Georgia, and
South Carolina will present a
concert at the Cathedral of St.
John the Baptist in historical Sa-
vannah in honor of the Olympic
Sailboat Races that will be held in
Savannah during that week.
The choir will meet for re-
hearsals beginning Wednesday,
July 24 and present the concert
on Friday, July 26.

mo. He presently is stationed at
Camp. Lejeune Military Base in
Jacksonville, North Carolina.
An August 31st wedding is
planned at the First Baptist
Church of Wewahitchka with a
reception following in the fellow-
ship hall.
All friends and relatives are
invited to attend.


Christopher Cleveland Bailey
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celebrated, his first birthday on
July 10 at the home of his grand-
Helping him celebrate were
his cousins Christian, La Farrin,
Brittany, Nikki, and Marquita.
Christopher is the son of
Florence Bailey of Tallahassee.
His grandparents are Mr. and
,Mrs. Cleveland Bailey of North
Port St. Joe.

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, First Byrd Scholarships Presented

The Davida Byrd Scholarship
Fund, Inc. presented six scholar-
ships Sunday, July 14 at the
Ministerial Alliance service.
The purpose of the scholar-
ship fund is to assist college stu-
dents, in furthering their, educa-
tion. The goal of the fund is to
help as many students as possi-
ble and let them know that sup-

porters are backing them in ob-
taining their goals.
Funds from the scholarship
are awarded during the second
semester or quarter that the re-
cipient is enrolled in college. Mo-
nies are allocated after proof of
registration has been obtained.
The recipients for 1996 are
Erica Beard, Sheteta Chambers,

"r y John Golon's
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Cooking Classes Nutritionally balanced menus
Physical Assessments "Do's and Don'ts" of Good Health
A "Do It Yourself" Course in PREVENTION
Once a Week for 5 Weeks
Call 227-3259 for Reservations.
Program Begins Thursday, July 25 & ends Thursday,
Aug. 22
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student will receive $500.00 to
assist them in their college ca-
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Taylor Jenkins, chairperson;
Damon McNair, vice-chair; Shir-
ley Hanna, secretary; and Corin
Daniels,' assistant secretary.
Membership into the DBSF, Inc.
may be .obtained by mailing your
tax deductible donation to P. 0.
Box 173, Port St. Joe, FL 32457.'
For further information you may'
call Mr. Jenkins at 227-1727.
Amounts of the scholarships
may vary each year, therefore,
parents and students are encour-
aged to make. application during
their senior year.

South Gulf VFD
Fundraiser Success
For the past several months,
the South Gulf County Volunteer
Fire Department has been raising
funds to improve the service and
quality of safety for the residents
and property owners in South
Gulf County.
They are proud to say that,
with the help of everyone's gener-
ous contributions, Commissioner
Yeager, and the hard work of
their volunteers,. they have
reached their goals for the 1996
fiscal year. With the aid of the
county, they have been able to se-
cure 12 hydrants for placement
in their fire district this summer.
The locations of the hydrants
were chosen because of (1) water-
line availability;: (2) population
and density of the area; and, (3)
past flre hazard history.,

Motoring Meek Mouse
Makes a Mess Monday

A meandering mouse caused
two cars to suffer damages when
one of them struck a power pole
on Monument Avenue Monday
evening about 11:30, according to
a police report.
Angelica McClain of Oyster
Road, Apalachicola, was driving
in a southerly direction on Monu-
ment near the Third Street inter-
section, In a 1981 Chevrolet. She
felt something crawling up her leg
and became startled, losing con-
trol of the vehicle, swerving to-
ward the curb and a power pole,
The impact with the power pole
broke it off, causing it to fall,
blocking both southbound lanes
of the road.
Deborah Thrasher, Port St.
Joe, was following McClain's vehi-
cle in the outside lane and ran
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Saturday, July 20th take their
SSunrise Boat Tour, and discover
the beauty for yourself! The boat
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quiet, leisurely one hour cruise
through nature's wonderland.
Then, it's back to Wakulla Lodge
for a delightful breakfast.
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over the felled power pole, caus-
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McClain had purchased a
white mouse in Panama City and
was on her way home. The mouse
evidently worked its way out of
the box it was being transported
in and in the course of exploring
its surroundings, began crawling
up McClain's leg, unexpectedly.
E McClain became startled and be-
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crawling up her leg, losing control
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No injuries were reported re-
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Fla. Farm Facts
Eggplant is an annual plant
or the potato family. The Chinese
and Arabs grew eggplant as early
as the ninth century. British
traders brought eggplant to the
London market from West Africa
in the 17th century, calling it
"guinea squash".
It was brought to America
during the same century and by
the early 1800s was being grown
for use as an ornament.
Eggplant is very low in sodi-
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eggplant production last year.
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percent of the U...' cash receipts.

This is just the start-say
members of the department. They
recognize so many needs in the
district, and the area is so vast.
In the future, they hope to fill in
the gaps with hydrants, and to
expand into new, areas as water-
lines become available.
They feel everyone must con-
tinue to work together in the fu-
ture to maintain the safety and
the unity of the fire department if
they are to enjoy continued suc-
cess. Volunteers are always need-
ed-firefighters, support people,
and administrators. Their train-
ing sessions are held on Mondays
at 7:00 p.m., ET.
The members of the depart-
ment would- like to express their
thanks'to the community for eve-
ry dollar, all of the input and sup-
port for their goals.

Gulf Coast Workforce
Board Plans Meetings
The Gulf Coast Workforce De-
velopment Board will be holding
the following meetings Tuesday,
July 23 at Wewa State Bank on
Highway 71 in Wewahitchka:
Executive Committee Meeting
at 4:30 p.m., C.T.
General Meeting at 5:30 p.m.,
All interested parties are in-
vited to, attend.
Gasoline Recipient
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evening at the Gulf County Court-
house In the courtroom.
The main goal of the program
is to reach youth who have com-
mitted minor, criminal offenses
and work with them so they do
not offend again. The community
members have been asked to
serve on the Youth Accountability
Board to assist in coordinating
appropriate sanctions for these
youths by volunteering approxi-
mately two hours a month.
Representatives of the Gulf
County Juvenile Justice Council
and the Youth Accountability Pro-
gram Coordinator presented pro-
gram dynamics as well as discus-.
sion of other programs that aim
at deterring Juvenile delinquency.
If you were unable to attend
the orientation, but are interested
In serving on the board, you may
pick up an application at Judge
Moore's office or call ,Melissa
Ramsey at 227-1145 for addition-
al information.

Thank You
The family of Vergle Gay
wishes to express our gratitude
for all the phone calls, visits,
cards, flowers, food and memori-
als during the recent illness and
death of our loved one. Words
cannot express our appreciation
for your love and prayers.
Our special thanks to Dr. Ka-
mal Zawahry. Bro. Gene Hodges,
Bro. Mike Stroud, Allen Singley,
and the kitchen committee of the
First Baptist Church of Wewa-
hitchka. May God bless all of you.
Buddy Gay, Karen Burge, Joy
Creamer. Mark Gay, Mitchell
Gay, Arvelia Williamson, Alma
Padgett. and families.

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awarded over $4.9 million worth
of grants through the Community
Juvenile Justice Partnership
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were awarded to 125 grant appli-
cants to help fund Juvenile delin-
quency prevention and early in-
tervention efforts statewide.
According to DJJ Secretary
Calvin Ross, "these Juvenile delin-
quency prevention and early in-
tervention programs are the key
to helping Florida's youth avoid
further contact with the Juvenile
justice system. Reaching more
youths at the front end of the sys-
tem significantly reduces the
number of youths needing costly
services at the deep end of the
Organizations applying for
grant funding provide services to
youths such as alternatives to
out-of-school suspensions, teen
court. mentoring, and school
safety projects. Grant applica-
tions are reviewed and prioritized
at the local level by the juvenile
Justice county councils. These
councils then make recommenda-
tions regarding the grant applica-
tions to the Department of Juve-
nile Justice. Funds for the grant
programs are collected through
the state's Motor Vehicle Theft
Prevention Trust Fund.
Gulf County received one
grant award of $30,000 to partial-
ly fund a project through the Gulf

County Guidance' Clinic, the
Juvenile Justice Partnership Pro-
gram. The program has been in
operation for three years and ser-
vices Port St. Joe and Wewahitch-
ka. with after-school program-
ming sites in both locations.
The partnership program's
main objective is to provide struc-
tured early intervention for juve-
niles who are "at risk" for enter-
ing the Juvenile justice system.
Intensive services are offered by
trained counselors, such as inter-
vention services with the youth,
their families and Gulf County
schools. Organized activities are
also provided for the youth such
as: conflict resolution, recreation,
tutoring, drug/alcohol interven-
tion and "problem solving" dis-
For additional Information, or
if you are interested in getting in-
volved in the Juvenile Justice
Partnership Program by volun-
teering or making a donation.
please contact Edwin Alles or Me-
lissa Ramsey at the Gulf County
Guidance Clinic at 227-1145.

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organizational meeting Monday evening in the Gulf County Courthouse.

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St. Joe's AAA Finishes Second In

District Championship Saturday

Callaway 10-St. Joe 7
Port St. Joe Dixie Youth's
AAA All Stars returned to Parker
Wednesday night and dropped a
10-7 loss to Callaway's all stars
who had drawn the bye in the
r tourney.
Going the distance on the
mound all evening for St. Joe was
Ray Bailey who allowed six hits
while striking out five and only
walking two batters. Callaway's
offense took advantage of nine er-
rors committed by the St Joe de-
fense to keep the edge in the
Meanwhile. St. Joe's batters
were held to only five hits. In the
first inning, Michael Douds
punched a double into right feld
which brought in the first two
runs. In the remainder of the
game, Brian Jones picked up two
singles and Micah Dodson and
Cody Strickland had one single
each. Callaway's pitchers walked
13 while striking out only six.
St. Joe 12-Parker 4
On Thursday SL Joe defeated
the home team, Parker, by a
score of 12-4. Micah Dodson was
effective on the mound in the en-
tirety of the game. He struck out
10 Parker batters while only
walking four and allowing six
hits, He put one batter on base
after striking him with a pitch.
Dodson was the pitcher of record
for the first home run to be hit in
the history of District Four's AAA
Offensively for St. Joe, Ste-
phen Tarantino led the way with
a double and two singles. Michael
Douds drove two doubles (one off
the fence), while Cody Strickland

Obi ai -

and Antonio Smiley added one
double each. Eleven trips to the
plate by St. Joe's batters resulted
In strike-outs and seven received
St. Joe 9-Apalachicola 0
Friday night St. Joe's all stars
made yet another trip to Parker
where they met and shut out the
Apalachicola team 9-0.
Cody Strickland was the St.
Joe hurler in the game which saw
the defense .perform soundly.
committing only two cost-free er-
rors. Strickland allowed just one
hit, a single, while striking out
three and walking only two. One
batter was put on base after be-
ing struck by a pitch.
Michael Douds was the big
stick for St. Joe in the game driv-
ing a two-run homer into center
field in the third Inning. He re-
turned In the next inning and
picked up a single.
Other hitters were Cody
Strickland with a double. Ray
Bailey and B. J. Strickland with
singles, and Keith Manley
dropped a bunt single, which due
to defensive errors and his speed.
turned into an "in-the-park
homer". Five batters struck out
and five received a base on' balls.
St. Joe 10-Callaway 8
After Friday night, only two
teams remained in the double
elimination tourney. St. Joe (3-1)
and Callaway '(2-0). The game
schedule, having been bumped a
day by rain on Monday, called for
an II a.m. (E") Saturday match-
up and possible championship
game followed by an 8 p.m.
championship game, if necessary.
The early risers made the
trek to Parker entered the chal-
lenge determined to take the early
win. And they did-downing Call-
away 10-8.

Eunice Arhelger Returning to the mound for
St. Joe against Callaway was Ray'
Eunice Arhelger, 65, of We- Bailey. He and the nearly flawless
wahitchka. passed away Thurs- defense held their opponent to
day, July 12, at her home follow- only three runs In the first five in-
Ing an extended Illness. She was nings of play. He had only walked.
a native and long time resident of one batter and struck out two,
Wewahitchka and was retired while giving up six. hits (one of
from the Gulf County School Sys- which was a one-run homer).
tem, working in the Wewahitchka Meanwhile, St.- Joe's offense
Elementary School cafeteria. had enjoyed an explosive third in-
Survivors Include her hus- ning against a struggling Calla-
band, Larry Arhelger of Wewa- way defense, during which they
hitchka; her son and daughter- picked up nine runs, and added
in-law Jerry and Linda Arhelger another in the fourth.
of Nashville, TN: four grandchil- Entering the top of the sixth,
dren, Hope, Jonathan, David, and with a lead of 10-3, St. Joe began
DanerAthelge, .ais p Wtield l --to-show signs of wear in the mid:-
hir mother, Lois Whitield of We- day heat. Before nailing the- third
wahitchka;to broti^s, Lloyd out and the win, Bailey gave up
Whitlield of Wewahitchka and Joe five hits, struck out one and the
Whitfield of Tallahassee one sis- defense committed its second er-
ter, Mildred Jones of Wewahltch-
ka: and friends very special to the r.
family, Gary and Stella Sasnett of On o offense, Ray Bailey, Micah
Port St. Joe. Dodson, and B. J. Strickland

The funeral service was held
on Saturday. July 14, at 10:00
a.m., CDT, at the Glad Tidings
Assembly of God Church, con-
ducted by the Rev. Claude McGill
and Jerry Arhelger. Interment fol-
lowed in the family plot In Rob-
erts Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funer-
al Home, Wewahitchka Branch

Mack Gwinn III
Mack "Buddy" Green Gwinn
III. 49, of St. Joe Beach, died Fri-
day, July 12 as a result of an ac-
cident. Born in Greenville, South
Carolina he moved to Gulf
County in 1985 from Charleston,
South Carolina. Mr. Gwinn
worked in maintance for the Pre-
mere Service Corp. and was of
the Baptist faith.
Mr. Gwinn is survived by his
parents. Mack and Emma Gwinn
of Port St. Joe; his finance, Judy
Cambell of Port St. Joe: and two
sisters. Kathy Gwinn Myatt and
husband, John H., of Sullivan Is-
land. South Carolina, and Judy'
Picklesimer Newton of Sullivan Is-
land, South Carolina.
Memorial services for Mr.
Gwinn were conducted Wednes-
day, July 17. at 11:00 a.m...at the
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in
Greenville. South Carolina. In
lieu of flowers donations may be
made to the Beach Baptist Chap-
el In St. Joe Beach, in memory of
Mr. Gwinn.
Gilmore-Southerland was in
charge of all arrangements.

Willie D. Beebe
Willie D. Beebe. 57. of Wewa-
hitchka, passed away Tuesday in
Bay Medical Center following an
extended illness. A native of Flo-
rala. AL, he had been a long time
resident of Bay and Gulf Counties
and was retired as a truck driver
due to a disability.
Survivors include his wife.
Betty Jo Beebe of Wewahltchka.
his children, Jimmy Glass, Ange-
la Glass. and David Taylor all of
Panama City, four grandchildren,
and a number of other relatives.
Cremation Is scheduled.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funer-
al Home. Wewahitchka Branch

each picked up singles at the
plate for St. Joe. Twelve batters
received a base on balls and only
four struck out.
Callaway 16-St. Joe 2
After forcing a third meeting
against Callaway earlier in the
day, the Port St. Joe team made
its seventh drive to Parker in
their quest to represent District
Four in the Dixie Youth Baseball
State Tournament, only to face a
disappointing 16-2 loss.
Micah',Dodson was the pitch-
er-for St. Joe in 3 2/3 innings of
the abbreviated game. During
this time, .13 runs were scored
against the tiring St. Joe defense.
While on the mound, Dodson al-
lowed five hits, struck out one,
walked three, and hit four. Up to
this point the defense had been
charged with three costly errors.
Stephen Tarantino and Anto-
nio Smiley came to the mound in
an effort to break the momentum
Callaway had going. They collec-
tively gave up two singles, while
the defense committed two more
errors, allowing three additional

runs to score before the third out
was called.
The St. Joe offense was near-
ly blanked by Callaway's pitcher.
Only one single each was picked
up by Ray Bailey and Stephen Ta-
rantino. Six batters were walked
and five struck out at the plate.
They faced an errorless defense
throughout the four innings

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Reid Avenue -From Page One

be removed.
Bill Kennedy, vice president of
Preble-Rlsh, Consulting Engineers,
reviewed the project's proposed
engineering plans with 25-30 mer-
chants, Interested citizens, and
city commissioners during a public
hearing prior to Tuesday evening's
regularly scheduled commission
meeting. Equipped with scaled
drawings, and an outline of the
scope and magnitude of redevelop-
ment plans, he, and grant consul-
tant Jullan Webb, fielded questions
concerning the project.
The Port St. Joe City
Commission and Downtown
Redevelopment Committee
(chaired by Wayne Taylor) were
Instrumental in securing a
$600,000 Small Cities Community
Development- Block Grant to fund
the majority of the project, with the
city funding over $200,000 of
stormwater drainage Improvement,
as part of matching funds for the
One of the biggest concerns of
local merchants surfaced when
Wayne Pate asked Kennedy how
- construction -would- be done to'
minimize business disruption to
the downtown merchants.
Kennedy acknowledged the.
problem noting one of the biggest
hurdles to be faced was coordinat-
ing construction crews in such a
manner as to create as little incon-
venience as possible to merchants.
Those present kicked around sev-
eral ideas for a solution to the
problem, ranging from doing the
work one block at a time to work-
ing on only one side of the street at
a time.
Several Items were brought up
that needed to be addressed so as
not to have any details overlooked
., before approving the .final engi-
neering plans. Irrigation of shrubs
and trees, how to contour the road-
Sway for water drainage, what direc-
tion Second ard Fourth Streets
would runs as one-way streets,
how handicapped parking would
be situated, how work would affect
current building overhangs, and
even where Christmas decorations
would be hung. were discussed by
those in attendance.
Mayor Pate suggested the
Redevelopment Committee and
Kennedy get together and decide If
any of the topics discussed during
the meeting would require engi-
neering changes, forcing another
public hearing on the plans. If fur-
ther hearings are not necessary,

the board could vote to accept the
plan at their next meeting. pending
recommendation from the Down-
town Redevelopment Committee.
During Regular Meeting
eAgreed to allow Boy and Girl
Scouting to use the Stac House for
their meeting while it's not being
used for other activities (August
through May).
*Decided to advertise for
30,000 cubic yards of dirt.
*Discussed problems with fire .
department's paging system.
*Decided to build a T-ball field
on the west side of 10th Street,
rather than a girls' softball field,
because of lack of space, and allow
girls softball to use the. larger T-
ball field.
*Agreed to postpone a decision
concerning a resolution to limit the
harvesting of live shells from SL
Joseph Bay until commercial fish-
ermen and members of the St.
Joseph Bay Committee resolve
concerns of harvesting some shell-
.Will advertise for the _pur-
chase of three video patrol camera
systems for the city patrol cars.
They will be used to document DU1
cases and other traffic stops, as
well as aid in officer safety.


-From Page One
I want to try to change that," said
Jones also said. "I want to be
a leader In attracting businesses
and industry to this area, while
maintaining the environment and
a commitment to clean water and
air. I will work hard for all of the
people of the county and listen to
their concerns. Your vote in No-
vember will be appreciated."




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Superintendent of Schools
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Port St. Joe AAA All Stars
Kneeling, from left: Garrett Garland, B. J. Strickland, Collins Abrams, Brian Jones. Ray Bailey,
Jr., and Stephen Besore. Standing, from left: Keith Manley, Ashley Haddock, Micah Dodson,
Antonio Smiley, Cody Strickland, Michael Douds, and Stephen Tarantino. Back row, from left:
Coach Joey Tarantino, Manager Bill Dodson, and Coach Alan Strickland.

St. Joe Hurls Shutout In Tourney Opener

Backed by Solid Defense, Hamm Pitches No-Hitter; Haddock, Phillips Combine for Lone Run

Last Monday night Dixie .,
. Youth Baseball in Port St. Joe en-
tered its final district tournament
of the season. The Major League,
12-and-under, all stars began;
play in Bayou George at 9 p.m.
(ET) against their heated rival,
The match-up turned into a i
seven inning duel between two'
outstanding pitchers-who both
went the distance-and the bat-
ters who tried to ,hit against

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Chapter
885.09 Florida Statutes. the undersigned intends
to register with the Division of Corporations.
Department oi State the r1cutous 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 REGISrERED: Plumbing Repairs.
MAILIJNG ADDRESS: HC-3 Box 96. Port St. Joe.
Florida 32456.
OWNER (S): Roger S. Stokes.
Slip July 18. 1996.
Pursuan to Florida Statutes and Florida
Administrative Code the' Board of. City
Commissioners of the City of Port St Joe. Florida.
Is In the process of preparing an Evaluation and
Appraisal Report for the City of Port St. Joe
Comprehensive Plan. Written comments on the
plan or the evaluaUon or other matters related to
the comprehensive planning process may be
mailed to Pauline Pendanrs. City Clerk. 305 5Lh
Street. Port St. Joe. Florida 32456.
Itc.July 18. 1996.

Class of '71 Plans'
25 year Reunion'
The Port St. Joe High School
Class of, 1971 will have their 25
year reUnion on August 31, at the
St. Joseph Bay Country qlub.
The affair will begin at 7:00. p.m.,
E.S.T., and the cost will be $15.
per person.
Many classmates have not
been located. If you or a fellow
classmate you know has not re-
ceived an Invitation, please con-
tact Charmaine Earley (904) 229-
8561 or Ben Sherrill (904) 229-
8651 after 5:00 p.m.. E.S.T. You
may mail checks to Charmaine at
HC 1 Box 127, Port St. Joe. FL

, ews On Dental Health


By the time Mother
dental job is complete
humans end up with a fi
32 permanent teeth.
: can't .always- trust
Nature. Occasionally,
several teeth fail to
Such a condition is ki
,:partial anodontia. Th
happen with either .,pri
permanent teeth.
Even though all,
teeth may form, someti
happen to prevent
development of the f
bud for one or more
permanent teeth. The to
frequently missing is t
molar (wisdom tooth). U
absence does no harm.


Missing Tooth


Nature's It has, been speculated that
e, most evolution is reducing the number
ull set of of human teeth. Our "soft"
But you modern diet requires less
Mother chewing than our predessesors.
one or, In many instances, the wisdom
develop. teeth are already dispensable
known as and should be removed when
ils may they develop in a trouble
imary or.: making way Perhaps wisdom
teeth are the first victims of a
I: piary genetic trend toward fewer teeth
hing mary but as yet there is no proof -
itng may just theory to support this line of
t the .reasoning.
formative '
of the Prepared as a public service tod
oth most promote better dental health. From
the third the office of FRANK D. MAY,.'
sualy its D.M.D., 319 Williams Ave., Phone
sually its 227-1123.

Adam Hamm delivered an ex-
cellent performance on the
mound, racking up a no-hitter
against a powerful Callaway of-
fense. Hamm struck out 12, while
only walking three, and. hitting
St. Joe's defense stood with
him, nearly perfect, only being
charged with one error 'in the
high pressure showdown. They
never once allowed a Callaway

runner to reach third base safely.
At the plate, facing Calla-
way's tall strapping ace, Eric
Palmer, St. Joe's batters were
struck out nine times, while pick-
ing up five base hits ..
Adam Hamm punched in two
hits which landed him on first
base each time. Patrick Mastro
slapped a line shot down the
right field line that was good for a
triple. Chris Varnadoe hit a dou-
ble just short of the left field

Port St. Joe's Majors All Stars
Kneeling, from left: James Daniels, Dustin Powell, Chris Knox, and Bobby Phillips. Standing in
middle row, from left: Chris Varnadoe, Joshua Posey, Patrick Mastro, Isaiah Jenkins, Chad
Haddock, Adam Hamm,, and Michael Manley. Back row, from left: Samuel Bell, Coach Harlan
Haddock, Manager Glenn Davis, Coach Randy Phillips and Woodrow Cherry.

Preble-Rish To Play

In DD State Tourney

Preble-Rish went 2-I this
weekend In the Kent Forest Lawn
Fuierdl Home- Summer Baseball'-
Classic. Ryan Yeager pitched- d
shutout in the win over the Eff-
ingham Express (Guytoni, :Geor-!
gia), with a final score of 7-0. This
increased Yeager's record to 5-1
for the summer.
Russell Young lost a close
game to the South Gwinnett TI,
gers (Lilburn, Georgia) giving up
only three hits. Russell's record
for the summer is 6-2.
Brian Jenkins recorded his
first win or the summer over New-
man's from Nashville, Tennessee.
Leading hitters for this week.
end were: Wayne Summers, "SIR
for 13, .462 avg, four RBI; Came'-
ronr Likely, five for 13, .385 avg.,
1 RBI; Brian Jenkins, four for 11.
.364 avg., three RBI. and; Charlie
Lanford. three for nine. .333 avg.',
six RBI.
This weekend Preble-Rlsh will
enter the state Dizzy Dean Tour-
nament in Panama City on Bay
High School's field. There will be
nine teams competing from July
20th to the 26th from Northwest
Florida for the right to go to the
national tournament in Johnson
City, Tennessee on August 3rd.
The following details the.
schedule for the first day of ac-
tion (Saturday): Game I-Brent

vs. Wakulla at 7 p.m.; Game 2-
Fort Walton vs. Bonifay at I p.m.;
Game 3-Port St. Joe vs. Gulf
Breeze at 4 p.m.; and. Came 4-
Bay High vs. Bay County at 10
a.m. Rutherford drew a bye and
will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday.
* against the winner of Game 2.
A win will put Preble-Rish in
Game 8 at 7 p.m. Sunday
matched up with the winner of
Game 4. Following a loss Satur-
day, they would be scheduled to
play again on Sunday at 4 p.m.
All game times listed are east-.
ern daylight time.

Letter to the Editor
(and Community)
Dear Friends,
I want to take this time to
thank everyone for making my
time In Mexico Beach and St. Joe
most enjoyable; The Star for keep-
ing up with the news and sports:
.and all the nice people and fine
young men I met in basketball
and baseball-and coaches and
parents. Sportsmanship has been
outstanding. Also. the post office
and especially Long Avenue.
Church made me feel at home.
I won't be able to be there
this winter. I want to take this
time to wish all sports the best of
luck this coming season.
Max Jackson

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fence and Isaiah Jenkins drove
one up the middle into center
field for a single.
All the excitement came to a
head in the bottom of the seventh
with both teams remaining score-
less. With one out against St
Joe, Chad Haddock came to the
plate and ran the count full be-
fore a tiring Palmer (Callaway's
pitcher) gave up his only walk of
the game.
Bobby Phillips then stepped
into the box to try to put the ball
into play. On the first pitch, a
pass ball, Haddock stole second
base. On the second pitch, Phil-
lips drove a grounder to the
,shortstop, who after being chal-
lenged by Haddock, made the
throw to first to pick up the sec-
ond out there.
Upon release of the ball by
the shortstop, Haddock made the
'dash for third, sliding in safely as
tlFie-ird baseman missed the
cross-field throw from first Un-
der the hasty direction of third,
base coach, Randy Phillips, Had-
dock picked himself up and
charged to home plate to score
the winning run. and end the
With Monday's win, St. Joe's
All Stars advanced in the tourna-
ment to Wednesday. night's 9
p.m. game against Bayou George.
The results of that game was not
available at press time.
For Information on further
games of the team, contact one of
the coaches or parents-and
come out and support these
young men in their quest for the
district and state championships.
The Bayou George complex is
located north of Panama City, off
Highway 231 o;n ,Bay County
Road #2301 (3.9 miles).

DYB $100 Give-Away
The recipient of the Port St
Joe Dixie Youth $100 give-away
held on July 5th was Ted Larkins
of Bristol.

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knows the teachers and support personnel. He listens to

their concerns and dreams for improving the system. He
will continue to be a responsive listener as
Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for by David Bidwell, Treasurer Democrat .

El 0

Teams of Local
People Caring
For Nesting Animals
Throughout Season

There are five native species
of sea turtles that make the Gulf
of Mexico -their home and three
species are nesting here in Gulf
Of these species common to
the. Gulf of Mexico and this area
some are on the endangered spe-
cies list. Most commonly seen on
Gulf County beaches are logger-
head and greenturtles. There has
been one report of a leatherback
nest this yer. Less common spe-
cies. are h.wkskill, kemp ridley
and olive ridley. all of which are
at different levels of being endan-
gThe. turtles lay their eggs
mostly at night in a shallow hole
which the mother turtles dig out
of the sand for a nest and cover
up again once the eggs are depos-
Some of the species, such as
the green turtle, lay apparently
every other year and return to the'
same location, at that time, to
make their nests.
This year, the turtles are
scheduled to start hatching
around. August 2 continuing
through October. .
Volunteers who are working
to protect the nesting turtles are:
Barbara Eells (647-8238); Paula/
Henry Boone (647-5031); Gall
Piccola (647-8760); and Mae/
Curtis Brown (647-3788) in the
Port St. Joe to Tyndall area. In
the St. Joseph's Peninsula to
Eglin South area are: Pam/
Herman Jones (647-8245); Caro-
lyn/Joe Hooper (229-9336); and
Allan Ritchie (227-1384). Indian
Pass to Eglin North: Judy/Harry
Paul (229-8182); Helen/David
Bell (229-6990): Laverne/Virgll
Turner (227-7571); and Marie/
Joey Romanelll (229-1065).
If you there Is no answer call
Barbara Eells at 647-8238.
Residents who discover a
fresh turtle crawl in these areas
are urged to call any of the volun-
teers, to, help protect the hatching
turtles by having the nests pro-
tected by someone who under-
stands how to best perform this
task. Also, do not disturb nesting
turtles, hatchlings or the nest:
keep lighting at a minimum; and
low dune levels may allow travel
* to roads by the turtles, so be-
ware. -
If there Is no answer call Bar-
bara Eells, wildlife rehabilitator,
at 647-8238.
Thus far there have been 55.
nests in the St. Joseph Peninsula
beaches, 10 nests in the Indian
Pass/Cape San Bias area. and 11
nests In the Dixie Bell Curve to
Tyndall AFB stretch of beach.

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Shown in the photo above is one of the many sea turtle nests on the shores of Gulf and Bay counties.
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Laura at Larg


I am the first to admit it. There
are times when I'm as confused as
the next person. And there are
times that I need advice. And now,
technology has provided a whole
new way to get both, and still
remain blissfully anonymous.
I got one of those "free trials"
from America Online a while back.
They keep sending me free hours
and I keep using them, and hey, it
seems to work for both of us. I've
discovered all kinds of things while
on line. You can chat with people
who have any interest in the world,
and because you have a "pen
name", so to speak, no one knows
who you are. You can actually have
up to five pen names, so you can
talk to someone one night under
one name, and talk to them the
next under another one. It's a great
way to flirt, If you're so inclined.
S Well, I ended up choosing the
name "CatGal" because of my great
love for my furry "children". And

S"On Line" With The Pet Shrink

by Laura Rogers ; a veterinarian, and a pet psycholo- dealt with human people as a Cats Who Bite People And went to room to see tl
Siat (I'm not kidding) were guests counselor. We agreed that we both The People Who Love Them tentedly sleeping on tl

after visiting the chat lines for
Christians, Cooks, Social Workers,
Republicans, and catching up on
the world news, I headed for Pet
Lover's forum.
As ya'll know, what my little
monsters (cats) do occupies a great
deal of my thought process. And
the ongoing hissing-spitting going
on between my two. older cats and
Savannah was really upsetting me.
I wanted them to all be friends, but
it seemed to be going from bad to
worse. At one point, early on, they
had chased her into my -dining
room and would not let her LEAVE
THE ROOM. The poor kitty was
shaking, and was probably in need
of Kitty Prozac. I tried loving on her
extra, letting her sleep with me, all
kinds of things. This just made the
other two more jealous and mean
to her. I was at my wits end.
Well, the Pet Care forum had a
"cat chat" which occurred at 10:00
p.m. every Monday evening where





"Gulf County's Own"
His announcement says it all.
(Dated May 9, 1996)

and would answer all your ques-
tions. So, I signed on and prepared
to ask how to end the "sibling"
rivalry in the house.
Problem was about 50 other
anxious pet owners also wanted to
talk to these people. So I did what
any experienced Online "surfer"
would do--I "I'M'ed" the Pet -
Shrink. This means sending a
message directly to them, He/She
Immediately I'M'ed me back, and'e-
mailed me a case history that they
used., with the permission of the
owner, as an example of how to
resolve the behavior. .
The Pet. Shrink was a really
neat person, and I revealed that I.


had stressful jobs, and then, as we
talked about my cats, really devel-
oped rapport. Soon, we were joking
back: and forth, brainstorming
about what kind of self help books,
we could write for owners of cats as
spoofs on current popular psychol-
ogy books. A few ideas:
Cat Dependent No More
The Courage To Chill (A guide
for living with demented cats)
Why Do I Think Im Nothing
People Are From Earth, Cats
Are From Hades
The Twelve Step Program (For
learning to cope with your cat)

Pulling Your Own Strings
The Road Less Traveled (How
to get a fighting cat to the vet) "
We had a real .good time, and
the Pet Shrink gave me some great
ideas. But about that time. I got
up, turned off the computer and

At the last county commis-
sion meeting, the board agreed to,
buy $35,000.00 for sea oats plus
$8,000.00 for fertilizer to be used
at St. Joe Beach and Cape San
Blas. These Items .are to be pur-
chased by "grant money" from,
beach renourishment. First of all
let me define you "grant money",
It Is simply your recycled tax dol-'
lars from the state or federal gov-
ernment. The county commission
has made it a point to get every
dollar that Is offered by "grant
money". I agree with this to 'a
point. We have built some very.
nice parks from this "grant mon-
ey", but this grant money's use Is
dictated by the state or federal
. government.
Our parks and bathrooms are
being torn down as fast as we can
fix them, with your tax dollars.
The state or federal government
does not or hasn't allowed a re-
source officer or a maintenance
person to be allowed In this
"grant money" or even money to
repair these parks after, vandals;
that burden again falls on the
taxpayer. The state saw this prob-
lem coming and got out of the
park business several years ago.
but before they quit they decided
to offer "grant money" to the
counties to build parks.
I would like for the county
commission to start taking a look
at the long range problems and
.costs associated with certain pro-
jects related to grant money. You
know, its real easy to go to Sears
and use 'your" credit card to

charge, you're charging your
money (to be paid back later) but
with a 21 percent interest. Simple
mathematics 21 cents out of
every $1.00 spent, Sears keeps.
The County Comm. should heed
this mathematics lesson and not
consider taking every thing that
they think is "free". Nothing Is
free anymore In this world, there
are hidden problems and cost.
In relation to the cost of sea
oats and fertilizer, I; being a long
time resident of St. Joe Beach
don't want to see man mess with
mother nature, she will fix her
problems. Just look at the great
stand of sea oats already back,
more than ever. I sure don't want
to see fertilizer put on or near our
great beaches, who every heard of
fertilizing sand, only man. If the
county would take the sea weed
that It Is picking up with those
tractors and deposit it nearer to
the road it would fertilize, this Is
mother nature's fertilizer. Pay at-
tention to mother nature, we all
have ruined enough.
On closing I would like to say
one more thing, when you have a
person elected on the commission
who does not hunt, fish or use
the beach, but makes decisions
on these Items we as taxpayers
are not getting dollar for dollar for
our tax dollars-Simple Mathe-
St. Joe Beach Resident
Tommy Knox
Candidate for Dist. 3 Commission
PM. Pol. Adv.. paid for by Tommy Knox. Dem

The largest single sum of money you receive in your
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your distribution?

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1996 Smith Barney, Inc. Member SIPC A Member of Tr.leria Grou

hem all con-
he bed, as If

they'd never had a problem. I
remembered what the Pet Shrink
said: "If you don't see any blood,
they're probably not serious."

Hey, I might even start telling
the parents that I work with that.

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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. His expe-
rience includes working two and a half years in the Bay 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
on 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 and personality. 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-
Serty. ,u nty means a great deal to Jamie because it's his home coun-
ty. A g 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

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Mexico Beach Methodists Sponsoring Music Dedication For
g New Organ
Groups In "Singspiration Plus" Sunday Evening A dedication service for
new sanctuary organ will be he]

Grace Gospel Quartet (shown above), is comprised of Henretta
Harbert, Lynn Sniff, Roger Peterson, and Jim Harbert from Marian-

Summer Promise
Day Camp Over
The last day for Summer
Promise atSt James Episcopal
Church, was Wednesday, July
17. Their teen volunteers will be
going, to church camp and bas-
ketball camp next week. The chil-
dren also need a little' break from
it all, before school starts back in
.The Summer Promise staff
had a great time over the last few
weeks and it is summers like
,these that they all look back on
and have a special warmnress in
their hearts.

Z7 F~n B tist

Life Changing
Revival Begins

at New Covenant
.At New Covenant Missionary
World Outreach Center, Prophet
Munday Smith, of Richmond,
California, will be the guest
speaker beginning Sunday, July
14 in the 11 a.m. morning and
evening gatherings. Services will
continue night at 7:30 p.m.,
through Friday, July 19.

Before coming to Port St. Joe,
Prophet Smith says God has lead
him to many cities all over the
United States. He has over 20
years of miracle ministry.

1ZJ11i 1 x p o In his travels he has shared a
di n T V SRQ prophetic word to those seeking
Holding Its VB S an-answer from God. He has-
Action Vacation Bible School come toPort St. Joe to do a work
will be held at Zion Fair Baptist that he was appointed to and al-
Church July 29th through Au- low the Holy Spirit to use him in
gust 2 from 9 a.m. until 12:30 miraculous ways.. Lives will be
p.m. The church is located at 280 changed during the releasing of
Avenue C in Port St. Joe. the' Word according to Prophet
Munday. ,
According to the church's
pastor. Rev. Frank Jones, evyer, ,,, h [ nk ou
one is invited to join them Int eir Ta" o
Bible classes, games, songs and We would ike to take time to
crafts. Refreshments will also be 'We would like to take time to
enjoyed during the week. express our appreciation to the
S .' ., r doctors, nurses, churches, ambu-

tU --hp tth
Chrc ofYou


lance service and prayers of our
many friends during my illness
and stay in the hospitals. _
Thank you very much. may
God bless each of you.
Lewis Hanna and family

Discover God's love!
Everyone welcome

Long Avenue ,,
1601 Long Avenue Port SL Joe 229-691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. &, 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. & 5:45 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children's choirs 6 p.m.; Children 6 youth missions
7 p.m.; Prayer'& devotion 7 p.m.; Adult Praise Choir 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth


S ..., Jim Lavis, astor
823 N 15th Street' 648-5776
Sunday yBible Study (all ages) ...............9:00 CST
Morning Worship .....................................10:00 CST
Evening Worship ........................................6:30 CST
Wednesday Bible Study (all ages) ............6:30 CST

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.
L* 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
IPhone (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

Grace Gospel Quartet from
Marianna and His Word Singers
from Tallahassee will join profes-
sional singer/sonrigwriter Kathryn
Kalahan and First Methodist of
Mexico Beach Choir in a "Singspi-
ration Plus" Sunday night, July
21. Everyone in the community'is
invited to 'attend, Lay Leader
John Joiner said today.,
The song :service will begin at
5:30 p.m. (CT) in the sanctuary of
the church, located at 111 22nd
Street in Mexico Beach. The visit-
ing singers have prepared some
old gospel songs. Kalahan, who is
a member of the church's wor-
ship team,, will. sing some of he
originals, and the church's choir
will sing some old time.spirituals, .
Dr. John Anderson, music direc-
tor for the church, said.
But it's a singsplration ,and
"the whole congregation will also
sing some of those old favorites
we all grew up with," Anderson
added. "It will be an evening of
singing for everybody," he said.
Grace Gospel Quartet features
a country, gospel sound with a
pronounced base. Most of the

members have been singing "all
our lives," leader Jim Harbert
said. The group is based at Grace
United Methodist in Marianna.
His Wood Singers is composed
,of members from a number of dif-
ferent denominations. They sing
-throughout the Tallahassee area,
according to a spokesperson for
the group. Kalahan, who recently
"moved to Mexico Beach from Bos-
ton, Massachusetts, has toured
-Japan and much of the United
States, acted in commercials and
movies. Her CD, Sweet Release,
was issued in 1994.
S"Our choir has always been
good but it's getting the reputa-
tion of being a small choir with a
"big choir sound." church Lay
Leader Joyner said. "We are just
amazed Sunday after Sunday at
'what they do under Dr. John's di-
rection." Anderson is a music the-
orist and department chair re-
tired from Columbus College in
Columbus, Georgia. The public, is
invited to attend the "Singspira-
tion Plus". Refreshments will be
served in the fellowship hall after
the service.


.. Reunion
The grandchildren of Is-
sac Thomas and Annie
S Taylor will have their Cou-
1 sins Reunion on July 20 at
Miccosukee, Florida. We
Oliver F. Taylor will come from many plac-
Visitation Minister, First
United Methodist Church es across the United
Grandfather's brother, Herbert Taylor, was
Sunday School Superintendent at this church
for many years. Sometimes the rolls would
read, "one present, one studied lesson, offering
one dollar." He was trustworthy in his obliga-
tion to Christ and His church. I Corinthians 4:2
says, "moreover it is required of stewards that
they be found trustworthy."
Uncle Herbert's remains now lie in the Mic-
cosukee Cemetery, bu t his spirit will be with us
as we sing "Songs of Praise" at the reunion. The
.copsns will rejoice in the Lord in a time of re- 1
union and fellowship. '.

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Most Flbridlanrs know
poitance of preparing for
ricane season by stockin
key supplies such' as.b
canned: food and bottles
Yet few of, us take ,the tin
view our homeowners' in
policy arid make sure we I
equate coverage.
No on. knows for sur
hurricane season 'vill br
Dr. William Gray, a prof
'atmospheric science at (
State University, each yea
predictions' based on .hi
sive weather research. In
predicted 11 named store
Ing the' coming season. ii
seven hurricanes, two
packing winds of more t
If Dr. Gray is right
,,.storms won't match las
near-record pace but th
will be busier than avera
" there's more to come. G
other meteorologists bel
United States will soon
'period of increased hurri
tivity that,may last as lot
Years. .

With that scary prio
mind, this is a good
homeowners to read over
surance coverage, make
understand it. and ra
questions you might have
changes are needed, it's
Interest to make them no
Insurance companies
write new policies or allow
es.in coverage during a
storm or hurricane, or
storm approaches an an
for up' to 48 hours a
In addition to review
homeowners policy, you
consider the following step
*Make a list of your
ings including costs, p
dates, and serial number

You Need It
the im- attach receipts If you have them.
the hur- Use a camcorder or camera to
g up on create a visual record of your be-
atteries, longings and their condition be-
d water. fore the storm hits.
ne to re- eKeep copies of your insu-
surance rance policy, inventory, videotape
have ad- or photographs and related
records in a safe deposit box or
e what a with a trusted relative or friend.
ing. But Keep your insurance company's
essor of toll-free claims number in your
Colorado wallet. If your property gets dam-
.r makes aged, you will need quick access
s exten- to all of this information.
April he *Make home improvements to
including guard against wind damage, such
of them as installing wind-tested shut-
han them -ters. windows and roof anchors.
Be sure the improvements meet
the standards of your local build-
, 1996's ing. code and requirements of
5t years your insurance company for pre-
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ray and You also might consider.
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enter a such as plywood, nails and plas-
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ng as 25 cies require homeowners to make,
reasonable emergency repairs fol-
,pec I "lowing storms, such as covering a
time for hole in a roof.
their in- As with past storms causing
sure you major damage,. the Department of
ise any Insurance will, activate a special
e. If any toll-free Hurricane Hotline if we
in your do get hit this year. Meanwhile, if
w. -Most you have any questions about
will not your homeowner's coverage or
w chang- any other insurance matter,
tropical please call the Insurance Consu-
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at First Baptist Church Sunday,
July 21, at 7:00 p.m. Susan
Turnage, organist at St. Andrews
Baptist Church in Panama City,
will present a miniconcert on the
organ in the Sunday evening wor-
ship service. She will be playing
several hymn arrangements and
other favorites..
The public is invited to at-
tend. A reception will follow in the
fellowship hall.

Westside Baptist
Conducts VBS
The Vacaciotn Bible School
theme, "Adventure Zone", will be
conducted by Westside Baptist
Church in Wewahitchka July 22-
26 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Children, age four through
sixth grade, are invited to experi-
ences this adventure zone with
games, crafts, drama and more.
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Does Correct Spelling and English Matter?

Does correct spelling and
English matter? It must be losing
importance, because it seems
that more and more signs, arti-
cles, even TV ads are splashed
before the public with glaring er-
rors in spelling and grammar. To
me it conveys the message that
the culprit thinks you don't care
that they are careless or incompe-
tent-you'll deal with them any-
way. I develop a quick lack of
confidence in businesses or ser-
vices that seem to have that atti-

The political season in, Gulf
County has already over-stayed
its welcome. Here it means that if
I've got more and bigger signs
than you, then I'm better quali-
fied and more deserving of your
vote. Maybe county commission-
ers could pass an ordinance limit-
ing the size and number of signs,
so that all would be equal and
your decision about your vote
would be based on each candi-
date's qualifications, experience,
and your interpretation of how
that person will serve Gulf


School Board Mi*~~1'nutes

JUNE 4, 1996
The Gulf County School Board met in
regular session on June 4, 1996, at 9:00
A.M., in the Gulf County School Board
Administrative Offices in Port St. Joe. The
following members were present: Oscar.
Redd, Mary Pridgeonh, David Byrd, Caroline
Norton, and Charlotte Pierce. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney were
also present.
Chairman Redd presided, and the
meeting was opened with the invocation led
by Mary Pridgeon, followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance led by David Byrd.
Stokoe, Executive Director of the Gulf
County Senior Citizens Association, Inc.,
met with the Board regarding the matter of
occupancy assurance and adding facilities
at the present Senior Citizen's site at
Wewahitchka Elementary School. After dis-
cussion, the Board agreed to table the mat-
ter until more information could be made
available for review.'
by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by Mr. Byrd, and
unanimous vote, the Board adopted the
BILLS: On motion by Mrs. Pierce. second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the following budget mat-
ters and payment of bills:
Budget Amendment No. VIII, General
Fund Budget Amendment No. VIII, Special
Revenue, Food Service Budget Amendment
No. VIII, Special Revenue, Other
by Mrs. Norton, second by Mrs. Pridgeon,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
the minutes of May 7 and 24, 1996, with
reviewed a letter from Coach Fred Priest. No
action necessary.
S BID MATTERS: On motion by Mrs.
Norton, second by Mrs. Pierce, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved the follow-
ing bid matters:
Awarded the 1996-97 Fuel and Oil Bid
-to the following vendors: J.V. Gander
Distributors, Inc.; and Miller Agency, Inc.
Awarded the 1996-97
Extermination/Pest Control Bid to Ace Pest
Mrs. Norton,. second by Mr. Byrd, and
unanimous vote, the Board denied a
request from Joseph Walker, Sr.. to waive a
school board policy regarding ,retirement
On motion by Mr. Byrd, -second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the following personnel
Approved family medical leave for
Cindi Mixon, teacher at Port St. Joe Middle
School, for the period of August 7, 1996,
through January 3, 1997.
Approved Brad Bringard, DCGT stu-
dent, for full-time summer employment-at
the Port St. Joe bus barn.
Accepted an letter of intent to retire
from Sylvia Costin, teacher at Port St. Joe
Elementary School, effective at the end of
the 1996-97 school year. Also, approved
benefits applicable for accrued unused sick
Mrs. Pridgeon, second by Mrs. Norton, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
following program matters: '
Approved project application, for
Section 322 Adult Education funds for fiscal
year 1997.
Approved project application for Carl
D. Perkins Vocational and Applied
Technology funds for fiscal year 1996-97.
Approved project application for Title
VI funds for fiscal year 1996-97.
Approved project application for
IDEA/Pre-K Handicapped funds for fiscal
year 1996-97.
Approved project application for Safe
and Drug-Free School Program funds for
fiscal year 1996-97.

Mrs. Pridgeon, second by Mrs. Pierce, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
following student matters:
Approved for Jackie Dean Strayer, III,
to transfer from Highland View Elementary
School to Port St. Joe Elementary School for
the 1996-97 school year.
Approved for Ryan Presnell, Amber
Walker, and Jessica Lott to transfer from
-Port St. Joe Elementary School to Highland
View Elementary School for the 1996-97
school year.
Approved for Jordan Hinson, II, and
LeAnn Hinson to transfer from Highland
View Elementary School to Port St. Joe
Elementary School for the 1996-97 school
Approved for Amanda Lott to transfer
from Port St. Joe Elementary School to
Highland View Elementary School for the
1996-97 school year.
Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Pierce, and unan-
imous vote, the Board approved a request
for property disposal of (1) Naden
Basketball Scoreboard located at Port St.
Joe High School.
motion by Mrs. Pridgeon. second by Mrs.
Norton, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved Carol Kelley to serve on the HRS
Nominee Qualifications Review Committee
for Gulf County replacing Marilyn Witten.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mrs. Norton, the Board approved to provide
$500 per minor, sports team for
Wewahltchka High School, Port St. Joe High
School, and Port St. Joe Middle School for
the 1996-97 school year with Pierce, Byrd,
Norton, and Redd voting YEA: and Pridgeon
voting NAY. Mrs. Pridgeon requested the
minutes reflect the following statement:
If there are specific needs, we can
address them Individually. I know from past
experience that If monies are approved in a
particular fund for a general purpose, they
will always be spent, but not necessarily
with regard to need or in a responsible man-'
In addition, we have just approved
School Improvement Plans for schools, all of
which indicated numerous needs in acade-
mic programs such asinstructio6nal materi-
als, software, inservice, etc. I continuously
hear teachers complaining about having to'
spend money out of pocket because of lack
of funds for supplies,
In view of the unmet needs in the aca-
demic programs. I can't support adding
funds to the sports-.program; although, I
think sports are a vital part of the school
program. I am also pleased to see minor
sports getting some attention.
We are currently supplementing over
70 positions for sports In excess of
$100,000. We are spending additional thou-
sands for transportation of teams. Perhaps,
we should consider making some of our
younger teams intramural rather than com-
petitive, or seek additional volunteer coach-
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved a request by Philadelphia
Primitive Baptist Church to use Port St. Joe
High School's facilities on June 15. 1996,
and October 19, 1996.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
acknowledged receipt and awareness of the
Comprehensive Safety Inspection Reports
for the 1995-96 school year.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mrs." Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved a position and Job descrip-
tion for a Computer Technologist for the
1996-97 school year.
The Board reviewed School Resource
Officer Monthly Reports from Port St. Joe
High School/Middle School and
Wewahitchka High School for May, 1996.
No action necessary.
The Board scheduled a special meet-
ing for June 28, 1996, at 11:00A.M., ET, for
the purpose 'of closing out the budget year.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no fur-
ther business, the meeting adjourned at
10:35 A.M.

County. It is important to remem-
ber that all of the people we elect-
will directly be responsible for
spending millions of our tax dol-
lars. The budgets most of these
offices control are huge-the
county's business is "BIG" busi-
ness, and not something to be
taken lightly. It is your checkbook
that they are handling!
The summer is racing by-
soon this column will be back to
the weekly coming and going of


High School

From the

Larry A.

the school year, instead of the
rambling of other subjects (O.K., I
heard that clapping)
Teachers report, to school on
August 7th and students will
start on August 12th. A teacher
workshop is scheduled for July
31st through August 2nd.
Athletic physical are sched-
uled for August 30th from 1 to 4'
p.m. In the gym. These are only
the free physicals-all students
planning to play any sport, in-
cluding cheering, and any activity
covered by FHSAA (yes, that
means band, dancers, flag and
twirlers) must have a physical. If,
you don't get this free one, you
must pay later to have it done.
The Wewa Medical Clinic will no
longer do free physical. Don't
Thanks go to The Star and
the Ramseys for the excellent cov-
erage of the Olympic Torch run
through Wewa and the pictures of
WHS students. I was really un-
happy that neither Channel 7 or'
13, nor the News Herald could
muster the energy to cover
Wewa's contribution (including
the many WHS distance runners
that carried the torch through
Bay County and Panama City). It
seems to reflect their attitude to-
wards Gulf County and Wewa-
hitchka. Now of course, they do
want you to come over and spend
your money with themll
Thanks, again, to Wesley and
his crew I know he's a Shark at
heart, but he's a pretty fair

Sincere Thanks
I wish to thank all the won-
derful, caring people who called,
came to visit, or said a prayer for
me during my recent stay at Bay
Medical Center and after I came
home. I will never be able to ade-
quately express how much it
meant to me and my family.
I'm so thankful to live in a
community where people truly
care about their neighbors. May
God richly bless each of you.
Adam Griffin

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Leave Wildlife

In The Wild

America's fascination with
wildlife Is well documented. From
wildlife viewing trips to feeding
birds and other wildlife in the back
yard, more money than ever is
spent on wildlife watching.
However, one thing wildlife
experts generally agree on is
wildlife belongs In the wild.
"A growing number of people
feed songbirds, particularly species
that migrate through this area, and
that's a great way to enjoy these
birds," said Dr. Jeff Gore, nongame
wildlife biologist for the Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission.
But Gore said individuals who
feed or attempt to domesticate ani-
mals such as raccoons or fox are
asking for trouble.
"Not only do these animals car-
ry some diseases that are trans-
missible to humans or their pets,
but in the case of raccoons they
can cause substantial damage to
homes by tearing out screens on a
search for food, or gnawing into a
roof for shelter or giving birth to
young," he said. "It's much easier
to avoid these problems by watch-
ing these animals at a safe distance
than dealing with them after the
Gore said the GFC's Panama
City office receives calls each week
through the Spring and Summer
from people looking for a remedy
from such problems.
It's also common this time of
year to hear from people who have
found young birds that have fallen
from a nest and are looking for
advice on caring for the nestlings.
He said some people mistakenly
believe the parents will abandon a
young bird that has been handled
by humans.
I"It's always best to return the
birds to the nest and let the adult
birds take care of them. If the nest
can't be found, leave the bird on
the ground and keep pets and chil-
dren away from it," Gore said.
Some people also see fawn deer
this time of year in fields and wood-
lands and are tempted to try and
raise them.
"People generally assume when
they see a fawn they've been aban-
doned but that is rarely the case.
They need to leave the deer alone
and leave the area,'" Core said. For
those who pick up a fawn, Gore
said the GFC policy is to transfer
young deer from individuals to
wildlife rehabilitators for proper



Cindy Tra

By Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist

Conditions which results in ab-
normal orientation of the toes call for
podiatric diagnosis and treatment.
One type of abnormality is the
veering of one toe so that it overrides
or underrides another, most often the
little toe. This condition appears to
run in families.
"Hammertoe" is the name given
to a condition in which a toe becomes
bent and fixed into a claw-like posi-
tion. Most often It is the second toe
that is affected, but any of the three
smaller toes may develop this condi-
tion, too. Hammertoe usually occurs
because of muscle Imbalance. Poorly.
fitting shoes that cramp toes contrib-
ute to its development. Sometimes

hammertoes re-
suits when a bun-
ion extends the big
toe sideways un-
der the adjacent
toe. '...
Early treatment of a bunion or
the use of orthotic shoe inserts to
control muscle Imbalance may pre-
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Situations that have been allowed to
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the arrest and conviction of any and
all persons involved in the vandalism
of the Salinas Park Facilities.

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With Palm Trees

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Palm Is State Tree, But State
To Many Other Varieties

Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County Extension Service
When tourists think of Flori-
da, most visualize surf rolling in
on sandy beaches, with palms
waving in the background. Palms
are not limited to coastal areas.
Of the world's approximately
4,000 palm varieties, about 500
native and imported types are
found in the "Sunshine State."
Many of these are adapted ,to in-
land location, as well as seaside
One of the first palms that
,come to mind is lour state tree,
the cabbage palm. My informa-
tion on palms was provided by
Extension Urban Horticulture
Specialist Dr. Robert Black.
The cabbage palm is found in
all parts of our state, except the
extreme western portion. It's an
upright, sIngle-trunked palm,
with fan shaped leaves. You can
easily recognize this tree by the
crisscrossed design along its
trunk. These crisscrosses are
called "boots." They are what's
left after decayed leaf stalks fall
off the palm-a process that con-
tinues until very old age.
Other common single-
trunked varieties include the
washington, royal, queen, canary
island andpygmy pygmy alms. The
washington palm is very tall, with
a slender trunk and fan shaped

Express Gratitude
We, the family of the late
Ruth Williams, would like to ex-
press our appreciation and grati-
tude for the prayers, visits,, food,
cards and flowers during the ill-
ness and passing of our mother
and grandmother.
tWe would especially like to
thank Dr. Ivers. Dr. A. Poonal,
Sister Jean Shoots. pastor Bill
White, the staff of Gulf Pines Hos-
pital and all the aides and nurses
of NHC Medical Services.
With grateful appreciation,
The children and grandchildren
of Ruth Williams

Heartfelt Thanks
We would like to say a heart-
felt thank you to all for their
many expressions of kindness
during our loved one's illness and.
death. The visits, cards, flowers,
food, prayers and other acts of
love, like our memories, will never
be forgotten.
May God bless each of you,
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leaves. It's often seen along resi-
dential streets. The royal palm Is
a spectacular species. Its massive
trunk resembles a concrete pillar,.
and' it has a green collar that ex-
tends down from the top. Royal
palms may exceed 80 feet in
height., The, queen palm Is a tall-
growing variety with a smoothly
trunk and feathery leaves. The
canary Island date palm, which
also has feathery leaves, some
what resembles a pineapple. It's
another variety used for lining
streets. The pygmy, which also is
a date variety, is a dwarf species
with beautiful dark green foliage.
Besides these popular single-
trunked palms, there are quite a
few that grow in clusters, with
several stems or trunks. Probably
the most common of these cluster
types is the areca (ah-REEK-ah)
palm. It's a low growing variety,
with smooth, slim, yellow-ringed
stems and feathery foliage. The
areca is well adapted for either In-
door or outdoor use.
The paurotis (paw-ROW-tis).
which Is more commonly called
the saw cabbage palm. is found
in swamps and undrained soils of
extreme South Florida. Like the
areca, the slender trunks of this
species usually grow 'in large

clumps. The saw cabbage palm
has fan shaped leaves, and may
reach a height of 40 feet.
Yet another cluster type is
the rhapis (RAPE-is) palm, It's a
low growing, fan leaved variety,
having many reed-like stems.
These palms, which prefer semi-
shaded locations, make very good
tub specimens. Rhapis palms
also may be used for group plant-
We've mentioned only a few
palms that can be used as orna-
mentals in Florida. There are
many more-both native and im-
ported. From this wide selection,
you're sure to find some that are
well-suited to your environment
-, and landscape needs. Try some
palms. They add an enjoyable,
tropical touch to your surround-

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1984 Pontiac Grand Prix. one owner.
$2,200.647-8357. I tc 7/18
1986 Red FI50 pickup, $2.500 obo.
Call for information. 648-5650.
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Citizens Federal Savings Bank of Port
St. Joe, 401 5th St., Port SL Joe, FL
(904) 227-1416 will be accepting bids
from 7/12/96 to,6/22/96 on the fol-
lowing: 1985 Mercury Cougar.,
Citizens Federal Savings Bank of Port
St. Joe reserves the right to reject any
and all bids. ltc 7/18
'94 Ford F150. new tires, low mileage,
$10,900. 227-2049. tfc 7/11
'0'3 Ford Explorer, fully loaded.
$13,400. Call after 6 p.m. 647-8322.
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1986 IROC-Z w/T-tops. Newly 'rebuilt
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1987 Leisure Craft, 19 ft., 115 hp mo-
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22' houseboat -ready to take up the
river with solar panel and outboard
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Call days, 227-3268. 4tc 7/18
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1993 Sea-Doo XP, excellent condition,
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jackets, runs fast. $3,900, 648-5435.

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3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1 block from
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$650 month. $500 deposit. St. Joe
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patio, gulf view, long term plus one
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Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
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clinic or general office use. 639-5608.
tfc 7/4
One and two bedroom apartments', 2
blocks from beach. Call 10 till 6,.904-
574-7356, ask for Marvin. Evenings
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opment. Call 229-8397 or 227-2191.
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.,
on-site manager.
Equal Opportunity Housing Com-
plex. Rent is based on income.
This'complex Is funded by the Farm-
ers Home AdmninlsLradon arid man-
Saged by Advisors Realty. :
Call 229-6353 for more'information.
tfc 7/4
PINE RIDGE APTS., (904) 227-7451.
Rents starting at $255.00 per mo. Af-
fordable Living for low to middle In-
come families. Featuring 1,. 2 &, 3
bedroom apts. with cen. h&a, energy
saving appliances, patios & outside
storage. For hearing impaired call;
(904) 472-3952. Equal Housing Op-
portunity. tfc 7/4

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

* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.,
cen. h&a, screen poirh, carport &
laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/,
dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
tfe 7/4
Warehouses. small and large, some
with office, suitable for small busi-
ness, 229-6200. tfc 7/4

Garage Sale: Saturday, Aug. 20, 7'CT
till. Exercise ,bike, furniture, baby
items, bedding, toys, kids clothes,
kitchenwares, 112 N. 39th St., Mexico
Beach. Follow 'signs on 36th St
Multi-family yard/crafts. k.s. water
bed, crib mattress, glass shower
doors, new sink (br), all size clothes,
toys, books, linens, housewares,. etc.
Saturday, 8 a.m. until. 355 Redflsh
St.. H.V. Itc 7/18
Garage Sale: Concrete pelicans,. $12
unpainted. $15 painted. Bay, St.,
Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach. Friday and'
Saturday, July 19 and 20, 8 to 2.
647-8926. lt 7/18

Yard Sale: 2411 Oak Grove Lane, Sat-
urday, July 20, from 8 until.
Moving Sale: Thursday, July .18, 10
a.m.. 6 p.m. Stonemill .Creek, 1st A-
frame house on left after turning off
Hwy. 71. Toys, clothes, furniture, cast
nets, 2 men's suits, children clothes
and anything else, we can't have.
ltc 7/18
Yard. Sale: Saturday. July 20, 7-11
CT. 3 families, moving leftovers, din-
ing table, small tables, chairs, crab
nets, shells, misc. galore. ltp 7/18

'Yard Sale: Sat.. July 27th, 8 a.m.
5 p.m. EDT. (No. early birds
please). 238 Ponce, de Leon St.',
Port St. Joe Beach. As senior citi-
zens, the time has come to down-
Ssize, during our tenure, we have
accumulated a 'vast inventory of
Useful items, for which now, we
have no', use. We decided to make
theLe items available to you for
20% or less of their original cost,
some have never been used. All
items are clean and serviceable.
There is something for everyone,
.the handyman, housewife, young
adults, sportsmen, students and
of course the children. The inven-
tory is large and too numerous to
lSL We welcome you to come and
browse, see for yourself, it is our
wish you find something you can
put to good use.
Thank you,
Joe and Donna Katynsky 2tp


Quality childcare in my home. Daily
schedules with- activities. Excellent
references. Great prices. All ages.
Child and infant CPR certified. CNA/,
non-smoker, hot meals.. 647-3519.
Starts July 22, 1996, 4 open-
ings. 2tp 7/18
Child Care Summer is almost over,
school is almost here. Need someone
all day or just after school, call Tere-
sa, 229-3624 day or night. Itp 7/18
Odd & "Efla J6bs Done for Cash. "I
don't 4do t all. but you never know
.until you' make the call." 227-3774.
leave message. tfc 7/18

Wewa Serenity Group. Presbyterian
Church. Hwy. 71. Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.




RC a0038936
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality Is higher than price"
tc 5/2

Backhoe work, dozer work, roof
rake, front-end loader, lot cleaning,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box Al1C, PortSt. Joe
Phone 229-6018

All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service

Faye's Nail& .&,
Tanning Salon -
Certified Nail Techplician
1905 Long Ave.. Port St. Joe
Wolff Tanning S stem Call for Appt.

Port St Joe Lodge No. 111
Reg. Stated Communication
1st and 3rd Thursday of each
month, 8:00 p.m.,Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave.
Robert Redmon, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.
lst.& 3rd weeks -Dec.

Small Engine Repair

Barfield's 229-2727

Free Pickup 8 Delivery


Barfield's 229-2727


Catherine L. Collier
Indenpendcnt Sales Representaite
211 Alien Memorial Way Port St. Joe
(904) 229-6460

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

"Catering to All Your Lawn Service Need"
Free Estimates
Call 229-6435 e, 4,

NEX Microsystems
announces NEW PENTIUMS
starting at S1169,
P75 Multimedia- $1,365,
P 150's from $1799
.227-6590 or 647-3339

"The Uttle House with the Big Deals"
Corner of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Business: (904) 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9-12

Harmon's Heavy Equipment co.
Specializing in Black Top Soil
648-8924 R 648-5767 if no answer

FREE ES M1M.A I S : '|i.":
ER 0011618
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821

I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803.
tfc 7/4
You supply the paint. Name your
price, I will paint your house job
guaranteed. Call Mark at 229-1045.
2tp 7/11



* Residential Custom Wood
Commercial Industrial

A 8 R Fence
Feaclfa tad Cenctet Wor
PADern Ficrnmann FREE Estimates
EiN a593115 I 6 i, (9041 647-4047




Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
S 9tp/2'

Average Stump $10.00
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
tfo 4/6

C.J. s tLwn

Serving Mexico Beach, St: Joe Beach,
Port St. Joe & Wewahitchka
'I will work for YOU!" CLYDE SANFORD
Mexico Beach, FL
(904) 648-8492

Total Pool Maintenance
&C Lawn Care Packages
Interior/Ext. Painting
As always call us for your
FREE Estimate.
C SC :
Cleanly 1Q
348 Santa Anna St.
St. Joe Beach' 32456
tfc 7/18'

Need a place for your group to
meet? How about the Port Thea-
tre? 229-9282.

Plus Small Engine Repairs
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First St.
Phone 227-2112

5x10 10x10 10x20
On Stlfe Rentals 6 Days A Week
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112


29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Rebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
tfc 4/6

1o0 Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
Flea Control *'Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment/
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
Serving Gul Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections

TERS. Collect mall / check lights/
locks /etc. Feed & exercise -your pets.
As low as $6.00 a day. Mow. grass/
pool care/etc. Willing for ex-Ltra $$. Re-
liable 'couple. Contact Ron & Maxine
Leopold at 648-4204 anytime/leave
message. 4tp 7/1].
. TION open Tues. thru Sat., Featuring
many specials this week: leather, pul-
leys, chain, collectibles, furniture,
toys', antiques, gifts. books. art, fYmore!
-Wade Glark--Aucltcns,e-29-.9282,,.20-
.2580,ABI239.- .-. -.J-4tc7/4
Surfside Serenity Group, Ist United
Methodist Church, 22nd St.. Me'xico
Beach. Monday 7:30: Friday 7:30.
All times central. 647-8054.
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m. .
Thursday. 8:00 p.m.
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church, PSJ

Pressure Washing, Houses, Mobile
Homes, -Residential, Commercial.
639-3028.' tfc 7/4

Yazoo Mowers

We Take Trades 100. Fin.


6 47-33218

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

Service Co.,:
Serv e Co .W : ewahalchka. FL 32465
State Mech. #RM0066465 ,
Phone M9. M39-2454.- Ernie "Cooter" Harden/Owner,
Phone 904-6392454 Cel. Ph..#227-5036 tc 6/20

(904) 647-3548

Rose Mary Mapel
6240 Hwy. 98 West
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
Free Estimates and Design
Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair

Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 tfc /4 Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Let us do the caring while you're away
Serving Port St. Joe and the Surrounding Areas
Call Joey and Marie Rornanelli
(904) 229-1065 fc 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.

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Une ads: $3,50 for first 20 words. ,
5 for each additional word, '
$2,00 for each consecutive,
week with no changes, Call
227-1278 to place yours, .
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Yard Sale: July 20th, 8-12. Clothes,
toys, baby items, yard equipment,
and lots of misc. 123 Gulf St Rain
cancels. Itp 7/18

Yard Sale: Friday, July 19 and Satur-
day, July 20. 8:00 a.m. till. 216 6th
St., PSJ. Don't miss this one. Rain
cancels. .

New load of furniture, antiques and
misc./ Be here Friday,, come see
what's NEW. Big Barn Flea Market
and Antiques. Hwy..98, Port St. Joe.
Itp 7/18

Yard Sale: Saturday, 9 a.m. until, 803
Marvin Ave. No early sales. Rain can-
cels. Itp 7/18

Big Yard Sale, Hwy. 386 (Overstreet
Rd.), across from Creekwood Estates,
Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20,
7 a.m. CT. Rain cancels. Itp 7/18

for Superintendent
of Schools
Pd Pol Adj.. Pd for by Calherina Barield. Dem

Part-time RN: Supervisory experi-
ence preferred. Every other weekend.
,Pay scale based upon experience.
Long term care background a plus.
Contact: Judy Howell, Bay St. Joseph
Care Center, 220 9th St., Port SL Joe.
229-8244. 2tc 7/18

Housecleaning 1/2 day every two
weeks. 647-3546. ;2tc 7/18.

Taking applications for various Job
positions. Apply in person at Linda's
Restaurant. 302 4th SL No phone
calls please. 2tc 7/18

Newman's Construction is now inter-
viewing for the following:
* Experienced Carpenter
* Carpenter's helper
* General construction laborer.
Please contact George Newman. Sr. at
(904) 227-1222. References may be
required. Lie. RG-0043684. tfc 7/18

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. Tr-nsportation 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

Wait staff positions available. Dinner
shifts only. Please call Rob or Cathy
for interview appointment. 904-653-
2778. 2tc 7/11

Painter needed. Mexico Beach area.
Experience necessary. Call James,
647-3100. 4tc 7/4

Licensed, real estate agent wanted.
Full or part-time position available.
Call 227 1892. : tfc7/4

TENTIAL as a Sales Asso-
clate at Hellig-Meyers. your
Income is directly propor-
tionial to your ability to sell.
As ,the largest retail furni-
ture chain, we offer a large
list of fringe benefits and ad-,
vancement opportunities.

1. Career minded
2. Able to work well with,
3. Willing to work evenings.
weekends and hours re-
4. Self-mottyated
5. Sales oriented
Apply Monday and Tuesday,
9 to 12 noon.
at 209-211 Reid Ave.,
Port St. Joe.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
ltc 7/18

Certified Nursing Assistants: 11
p.m. 7 a.m. shift, new pay scale rec-
ognizing experience. Apply in person
at Bay St. Joseph Care Center, 220
Ninth StL tfc7/4

Now hiring waiters, waitresses, cooks,
dishwashers, full or part time, flexible
hours. Apply Julie's Restaurant, 222
Reid Ave., Port St. Joe. tfc 7/4

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

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
charge bookkeeping).
Billing/Accounts Receivable Super-
visor. Applicant should have a B.S.
Degree in Accounting or equivalent
experience level (3-5 years healthcare
medical insurance billing and collec-
tions experience). :
Accounting Clerk: general 'account-
ing functions including accounts-
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
St. Joe, FL 32457. No phone calls or
drop-ins please. 2tc 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
- 1 1:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Contact Judy
Howell at Bay St. Joseph Care Center.
229-8244. 2tc 7/11

Experienced cottage
Weekend work, other
hours possible. $6.00
San hour to start. Call
Cleaning Service

MISSING Female Siberian Husky
approx. two years old. black & white
w/blue eyes. Two Golden Retrievers,
one rust colored female. 9 months
old, one blond curly hair male. 9
months old. Reward if found. 639-
5430. 639-5422. Last seen at Dr. Max
Fleming residence. 2tc 7/18


Cypress fencing for sale. 639-5624.

FREE: canning jars and pepper sauce
bottles, 1802 Garrison Ave. ltc7/18

Very nice antique wardrobe with bev-
eled mirror and drawers. Evenings,-
S648-4338. Itp 7/18-

10,000 btu air conditioner. 110 volt.
used two month after Hurricane Opal..
$275. 227-2077. Itc 7/18

Wall bed/mirror, dresser/mirror.
chest of drawers. Sealy Posturepedic
Celestial mattress set, pickled finish,
excellent condition, $4,000. 639-
5678. Itp 7/18

Wooden dinette table with, 2 long.
benches & 2 end chairs, Asking $250
obo. Please leave message if no an-
Sswer, 227-3105. itp 7/18

Sears stack washer/dryer. 110 -volt,
can be used in house or. camper,
$250 obo. 648-5650. I tp

Beige & blue sleeper sofa for $60.
Wicker, navy and peach sleeper sofa
for $100. Call 227-3730. ltc7/18

Macintosh Classic with keyboard, mo-
dem. software, ideal starter. $500
obo. 639-5379. tfec 7/11

New computer desk, $75; new Power
Track tread mill, $250. Call 647-
4071. 2tp 7/11

1991 Destiny Omni mobile home,
14'x52', 2 bdrm., 1 ba., all electric,
cen. h&a, upgraded features, must be
moved. $13,000. Call 647-3581.
tfc 6/27

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 Chlpset 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: 227-6590, H: 647-8339, FAX
904-647-3339 email Ron Bordelon:
PC Components price list upon re-
quest. tfce 7/4

CARPENTRY, patio enclosure, siding.
windows installed, your home builLt
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. tfc 8/1

AKC registered miniature Schnauzer
puppy. Ready to go July 19. 227-
361 1 days, 227-3252 evenings.
S2tc 7/18

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, flies. and "hot
spots. Ask Barfield's Lawn & Garden.
229-2727 after HAPPY JACK KENNEL
DIP. 6tc 6/20

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


your home pet sitting by Joey and
Marie RomanellI. 229-1065. tfc 7/4

3 bedroom. 2 bath custom built
home. privacy fence: decks. sprinkler
system & many extras. 2009 Marvin
Ave. For more information call 229-
8620. tfc 7/l

4 bdrm.. brick, 2,Full baths. 1700 sq.
Sft 3 car garage, 32'x32', recently re-
, modeled. vert. 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 appt
tfc 7/ 11

14x70' 2 bedroom, I bath mobile
home with lot located in Oak Grove.
asking $25.000. Call for appointment.
229-8121. 4tc7/ll

Want to Buy: house in Port SLt. Joe
area that needs a little work. Call Pat
227-3511, if interested in selling.
tfc 7/4

Large 4 bedroom. 2 bath house on 2
lots. 1004 Marvin Avenue. For more
information call Charles Costin. 227-
1159. 2tp7/ll

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.
tfc 6/27

Lot for Sale: Comer of Hayes Ave. &
Pompano in Highland View,
150'x145', 229-8079. tfc 6/27

HIGH SAND DUNES on first tier lot in
Treasure Shores Subdivision.
Dedicated access to beach. Gulf view,
S1/4 acre corner lot. New price:


FISHERMEN! 1/2 acre well-
elevated land on Blossom Hill Road (3
lots total). Prime building lot. Owner
will finance with 1/3 down.
$18,000/1/2 acre.

IN RE: The Marriage of
CASE NO. 96-212
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. Wewahltchka.
- Florida 32465. on or before the 2nd day of August.
1996. and file the original 1&th the Clerk of this
Court either before ser lce on plantfrTs 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
Deputy Clerk
4tc, July4, 11; 18 and 25, 1996.
BID,NO. 9506-40 -
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:


Brick house, 3 bdrm., I ba. living
room with fireplace. din.. kit.. utility
rm, cen. heat and air. comer lot, 115
Sailfish St., Highland View. 227-1604.
By appointment only. tfic 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. tfe 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. tfc 7/4

1/2 acre lots. 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd.. with sep-
tic tank & well. $2.5000 down.
$132.16 mo. Call George; 229-6031.
tfc 7/4

For Sale: Cape San Bias, 2 bdrm., 2.
ba. house, steel roof on 1/2 acre lot
Joining St. Joe State Park property on
bay side. $63,000. Call 229-2740 or
227-2046 for appt. tfc 7/4

2.73 acres for sale at Sunshine
Farms, corner lot. $15.000 negotia-
ble. 827-2379. tfc 11/9

For sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq., ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2
bath. master bdi'm. 22'xl6' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch., 12'xl6'
unl. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon.
229-6411. tfc 7/4

Half acre lots for sale. Hwy. 386.
Overstreet. Creekview Subd., $500
down. $96.48 per month. 120
months. Call and leave message. 229-
6031. tfc 7/4

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

LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road.
I mile off Overstreet Road. 9 miles
south ofWewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 7/4

"NEED ALTERATIONS" Big job or lit-
tie job. Contact 229-6770. if no an-
swer, leave message. Home after 5:00,
p.m. 3tc,7/18

Wanted: Drug-free young female to
share home with. Call 227-3774,
leave message. All inquiries will be
confidential. Itp 7/18




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,
Florida 32456.
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, 1996, at the Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth
Street, Port StL Joe; Florida, 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
/s/ Billy E. Traylor
2tc, July ll.and 18, 1996.
Purpose an d Effect: The Gulf County School
Board proposes to -amend and adopt policies, as
provided for in the Administrative Procedures Act,
for the purpose of bringing said policies into
compliance with Florida Statutes and State Board
of Education Rules. '
Summary: The following Is a brief description of
each proposal change.
Pupil Progression Plan
II. Attendance
D. Attendance Requirements (Grades
E. Exemptions from Final Exams
F. Make-up Work
G. Tardles
IIL Pupil Progression .
1. Promotion of Students (Grades K-6)
S 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. Additional High School Credit
d. High School Courses Taken
In Grade 8-DELETE
IV. GOriaduation -
P. Types of Diplomas
Q. Requirements for Graduation
R. .Special Course Requirements
10. Algebra I or Equivalent
VI. Grading System
W. Grading System for Grades K- 12
% 3. Exceptional Student Program
S .Grading Scale Grades K-6
S KX Reporting to Parents.
Econo i, Impact: These proposals will result in
no direct costs-associated with Implementation.
Time: 9:00A.M., E.D.T.
Date: Tuesday. August 6. 1996
Place: Board Room
Gulf 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 SL Joe. FL
Special legal authority under which the adoption is
authorized and the law being Implemented and
interpreted are made specific
The addition and 'changes are proposed by J.
David BIdwell, Director ,of Instructional Services
and approved for consideration by B. Walter
Wilder, Superintendent.
Pupil Progression Plan
B. Attendance
D. Attendance Requirements (Grades
.' 7-121)
E. Exemptions from Final Exams
F. Make-up Work
S .G. .'Tardles .
I I. Pupil Progression
1. Promotion of Students (Grades K-6)
2. Continuous Progres,
6. Remedial Reading
J. Promotion of Students (Grades 7-8)
3. Remedial Reading
K. Promotion of Students (Grades 9-12)
I. Grade 9
d. Remedial Reading
4. Grade 12 (Required Number of '

0. Alternative Course Credits and ,
Programs I
2. Additional High School Credit,
d. High School Courses Taken
in Grade 8 DELETE
IV. Graduation
P. Types of Diplomas
Q. Requirements for Graduation
R. Special Course Requirements
10. Algebra I or Equivalent
VI. Grading System
W. Grading System for Grades K-12
3. Exceptional Student Program
S Grading Scale Grades K-6
S. Reporting to Parents
2tc, July 11 and 18. 1996.
Notice It hereby given that the
will accept bids for construction of the
according to Drawings and Specifications prepared
by ALA Environmental, Inc. and Its Design team
and described in general as: "
The demolition and disposal of existing storm
drain' piping,' concrete, asphaltic concrete and
concrete block pump station. The construction of
approximately 525 feet of new storm drain piping
and the construction of a new pump station and
18-inch diameter force main.
A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held In the
City Commission chambers Fire Stationr meeting
room) on July 24th. 1996. at 10-00 a.m Eastern
Sealed bids will e received at,the officeof the City
Clerk until Tuesday, August 13, 1996, at 2:00
p.m. Eastern time.
Bids will be opened and read aloud Immediately
after the time for receipt of bids In the City
Commission Chambers. Bids. received after 2:00
p.m. Eastern time will not be accepted. interested
parties are Invited to attend.
Bona fide contract bidders may secure copies of
the Contract Drawings and Contract Documents
and Specifications, from the office of the City
Clerk, P. 0. Box 278, Port.St Joe, Florida 32457,
(904) 2298261. on the following basis:
1. One copy of the contract Documents
including Specifications, and one set, of
.. prints of the Contract Drawings, upon
payment of $30.00, made payable to the
City of Port St. Joe. All charges are
2. Additional sets are $30.00 and
3. No partial sets will be Issued.
Bid security in the amount of 5% of the base bid
will be required to accompany bids.
A simple construction schedule clearly Indicating
the construction start date and completion date
along-with a time line of the other construction
activities, will be required to accompany bids.
The City reserves the right to accept or reject any
bid, or to reject all bids. as the best Interest of the
City may require. The Contract. If awarded, will be
awardedto the responsive bidder with the best
combination of cost proposal and performance
history. By accepting the Invitation to Bid. the
Bidder agrees to accept the sole Judgment of the
' City in determining the best overall proposal.
Sitc July 18, 1996.
The City of Wewabhltchka as a part of Its
Community Development Block Grant Housing
. Rehabilitation Program will accept bids on
rehabilitation of the following housing units
1). 148 Oliver Road
21. 1017 Tupelo Street
3). 120 E. Chipola Avenue
4). 1 17 N. 2nd Street
5). 217 Lake Grove Road
26. 1996. 9:00 .Lm. CDT. AT WEWAHITCHKA
Bids will be received urnil 3:00 p.m. CDT on
Monday. August 5. 1996. at which time they will
be opened and read aloud. All plans and
specifications relating to the housing rehabilitation
projects will be presented to the contractors at the
pre-bid conference. All bids must be submitted onr,
the Bid Proposal Form presented at the pre-bid
conference. Bids received after te .deadline will
not be accepted
All Bidders who have not pre-quallfld with tie
City f Wewahltchka CDBG Housing Rebablltlatidn
Program must submit the qualification
requirements with their bid to be considered
eligible. For further information on the contractor
qualification requirements contact David L Hines
S at (904) 627-2363
The City of Wewahitchka reserves the right to
reject any or all bids.

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Mother Nature Deals Florida's Coast Bad Hand

Scientists from the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) are busy moni-
toring numerous events in the
Northwest Florida region which
are occurring in the Gulf waters.
Over the past several weeks, DEP
has documented a variety of fish
and marine life die-offs, red tide
blooms and have instituted bans
on local shellfish harvesting.
According to DEP marine bi-
ologists, there are .two unrelated
events occurring simultaneously
in the waters of the Panhandle re-
gion-red tide and a single-
species catfish kill. The catfish
kill is limited only to hardhead
catfish. The red tide is creating
multi-species fish kills, it's affect-
ing shellfish harvesting, as well
as possibly affecting sea turtles
and dolphins. Given that most
North Florida \citizens and visitors
are unfamiliar with these phe-
nomena, these events are causing
some concern. However, neither
one of these natural events is in-
herently harmful to humans.
Hardhead Catfish Deaths
Large numbers of hardhead
catfish have been washing up on
shore in Bay, Escambia, Okaloo-
sa. Walton, Gulf, Franklin and
Wakulla counties. Some reports
indicate that as many as 2,000
hardhead catfish washed ashore
in Apalachicola and St George
Bay in the last few days. Al-
though the cause of death has
not yet been determined. DEP bi-
ologists suspect a pathogen (dis-
ease agent) or a blotoxin (natural.
not man-made) is causing the
fish to die. 'Many of these fish
have had bloody fins and
mouths-signs of internal hemor-
rhaging. But whatever is harming
the catfish seems to be limited to
the single species (and; does not
affect humans). I
"The waters are still safe.
There's no evidence to suggest
this poses any human health haz-
ard," Ed Conklin, DEP Director of
Marine Resources, said. "Howev-
er, I don't know that it's advisable
(or desirable) to swim in waters
with a multitude of floating dead
However, certain common-
sense precautions are advised for
people in areas where dead cat-
fish are present. Many of the
dead fish are covered in sand and
their barb spine (the extension of
.fins down the fish's back) contain
a -heat-sensitive serum which is
painful and poisonous. Everyone
is advised to wear shoes when
walking in areas where dead cat-
fish may be located.
DEP biologists are continuing
to investigate this event by col-
lecting fish samples, performing
necropsies, testing water, etc.
Red Tide Issues
Red tide is present in por-
tions of Bay, Gulf and Franklin
counties. Red tide is a naturally
occurring algae bloom that devel-
ops off shore and is carried in-
.shore by tides and winds. While
red tide is not harmful to hu-
mans, people should practice
common sense when in an area
where red tide is present (if you
start to feel Ill. leave the area).

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter
373. Florida Statutes, the following applicaion(s)
for water use pernnits) has (have) been received by
the Northwest Florida Water Management District:
Application number I 05339 tiled 06/18/1990
Charles G. Wiley. RL. 1. Box I 10, Wewahltchka. FL
Requesting a maximum withdrawal of 1,600
gallons per day from the Floridan Aquifer System
for Public supply use by a proposed facility.
General withdrawal locatlon(s) In Gulf County:
OiSS. RO9W. Sec. 19
Interested persons may object to or comment upon
the applications or submit a written request Ior a
copy of the stall reports) containing proposed
agency action regarding the applications) by
writing to the Division of Resource Regulation of
the Northwest Florida Water Management District.
Route I. Box 3099,. Havana. Florida 32333-9700.
but such comments or requests must be received
by 5 o'clock p.m. on August 1, 1996.
No further public notice will be provided regarding
this (these) applicationss. Publication of this
notice constitutes coraslructuie notce of this
permit application to all substantially affected
persons. A copy of the staff reports) must be
requested in order to remain advised of further
proceedings and any public heanng date.'.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to
request an administrative hearing regarding the
proposed agency acuon by submitting a written
permit request an administrative hearing
regarding the proposed agency action by
submitting a written permit request according to
the provisions of 40A-1.521, Florida
Administrative Code Notices of Proposed Agency
Action will be mailed only to persons who have
fied such requests. Itc. July 18. 1996
TO: Parents, Students, and Employees
* FROM: B. Walter Wilder
Superintendent of Schools
RE: Florida Educational Equity Act
Thle School Board of Gulf County adheres to the
provisions of the Florida Educational Equity Act
prohibiting discrimination in admission,
employment, and treatment of students. The
provisions of this act are in compliance with all
Federal regulations. Specifically, the Florida
Educational Equity Act states: "No person in this
state shall, on the basis of race, national origin,
sex, handicap, or marital status, be excluded from
participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be
subjected to discrimination under any education
program or activity, or In an employment
condition or practices cond'icted by a public
educational Institution which receives or benefits'
from federal or state financial assistance." (Section
228.2001, F. S.)

Any violations of the provision of the Act should be
reported to:
Charles T. Watson.
Director of Support Services
Gulf County School Board
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Telephone (904) 229-8256 or (904) 639-2871
The School Board has adopted a grievance
procedure to resolve complaints of discrimination.
A copy of this procedure is available In each school
office, iand in the Office of the Superintendent of
Schools which is located at 150 Middle School
Road, Port St. Joe. FL. Members of the employee
bargaining unit may use the contract grievance
procedure referring to Article VIII, Section 2.
Itc, July 18, 1996.

In particular, persons sus-
ceptible to upper respiratory
problems like asthma or emphy-
sema should avoid areas where
windborn red tide irritants are
present. Persons who experience
skin Irritations while swimming
or boating should rinse with fresh
water and leave the area.
Shellfish Harvesting Closures
Because oysters, clams and
coquinas are filter-feeding mol-
lusks, the red tide toxin is filtered
through, and concentrated in

these shellfish, they are harmful
if consumed by humans. Al-
though no one has ever died from
eating red tide tainted shellfish,
ingestion will make a person seri-
ously ill. Red tide cell counts in
Apalachicola Bay. Ochlocknee
Bay, St. Joseph Bay, West Bay
and East Bay and North Bay in
Bay County have prompted state
officials to temporarily close these.
areas to oyster, clam and coqul-
nas harvesting.
Multi-species fish' kills are

common with red tide. As a gen-
eral rule, always refrain from eat-
ing dead or floating fish. Fish that
are lethargic, swimming in circles
or are otherwise not acting
healthy should not be eaten. Fin-
fish caught on a hook and line,
that put up a good fight are al-
right to consume. That's because
the fish filets that humans con-
sume don't contain the red tide
Turtle Deaths
DEP has documented an in-
crease of Kemp's ridley sea turtle

* deaths in North Florida. Re-
searchers will be performing ne-
cropsies, collecting tissue sam-
ples and examining intestinal and
* stomach contents to determine if
these deaths are attributed to red
tide. If red tide is the cause of
death, it is possible the turtles
consumed whole fish (fish organs)
contaminated with the red tide
Dolphin Deaths
Historically, dolphin mortality
has increased in areas where red
tide is occurring or has occurred,

according to marine biologists. In-
creased dolphin mortality was
noted in 1987 and 1988 along the
U. S. Atlantic Coast. A red tide
had occurred in the area in late
1986 and early 1987. Necropsies
of the animals detected red tide
in the livers of 8 of 17 dolphins
that were tested. While the ulti-
mate cause of death was thought
to be, a variety of pathogens (bac-
teria and viruses), red tide toxin
may have weakened the animals
and made them more susceptible
to disease.

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