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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR, NUMBER 49
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1996
Schools Open for A Year of Study Monday Morning
'We are ready ... Let the stu-
dents come on!" Temple Watson,
administrative assistant said .
Tuesday. The comment was made
in answer to The Star's query,
"Are.you ready for the first day?" '
The. school staff has every-
thing .in place, the buildings
clean,' the busses running and
theschliedule set, teachers at eve-
ry position except two [substi-
tutes are filling in at the two
spots which hal secured faculty
back out at the last minute] and
the lunchroom is cooking!
Watson said the school sys-
tem, as a whole, is expecting
about the same number of stu-
dents as it served last school
term. "We have the same budget,
for all practical purposes, as we
had last year, with very little
change in the total," he said.
"There Is a little breathing room
in several,individual expenditures
due to our school payment money
becoming available for opera-
tions, but little has.been changed
Gulf County schools paid the
New School Budget
Reflects Reduction of
$13,0300; Millage Same
building g Program of 30 Years,
Ago Has Been Paid Off, Finally!
Last year the Gulf County School Board operated on a bud-
get which totaled $11.857,578.68. This year the board is adver-
Using a tentative budget which totals' $11,843.862.27 in this
week's issue of The Star-a $13,000.00 reduction from last year
The board is being forced to advertise that they .are raising
the millage,rate by 2.76 percent, however., due td6ithe mannerr of
bookkeeping. Actually, the advertised increase' comes about due
to the "roll-back rate" of millage which they operate under. Gulf
County is required to levy 6.40 millsii order iahlify for some.
$6.923,340.00 in state money-the biggest Item .on the income
side of the financial plan..If they fall to levy this mill rate, they.
are penalized a portiori of the state dollars the district is eligible
to .receive. if they levy the proper mill, rate, or in Q er Words,
raise this much money through local, effort., y ;' ",', *.
When you get your tax statement, your taxblillshouid re.ect'6.eb
DEBT SERVICE TAKES A BIG HIT
The budget:does reflect a sizeable saving over last year's fi-
nancial- plan, however. The big savings, is in, the "Debt Service"
portion.'of the budget. Last year's payment 'was' the final pay-
merit' for the two new high schools built in the county 30 years
ago. There was no tax levy for this purpose, though. The new
high schools were financed with the county's portion of the state
The .debt ,service fund will, be; reduced by a total 6of
$405,000.00. This includes $158.000 used for payments and
the remainder which was required for ai escrow account, re-
quired by the bond holders. The escrow account ws mostly a'
bookkeeping entry and the remainder of the funds saved' is being
I distributed throughout the rest of the system.
Gulf County schools are now completely paid for.
A part of the Capital Account reduction comes about through
the completion of projects at the Wewahitchka Elementary
School, Port St. Joe Middle School and several lesser projects.
The board has plans, next, to renovate Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary School, but the new budget doesn't reflect any funding for
this purpose. A tentative amount which will be required has not
been determined as yet.
Lottery money isn't broken out in the budget plan figures,
but The Star found out where these funds are placed, merely as
a point of interest for the citizens of'Gulf County.
Gulf is scheduled to receive $420,000 in state lottery funds.
This money is spread throughout the instructional budget to re-
duce the classroom census and allow for a better learning envi-
*' ronment for the students.
The only portion of the new budget not decided at the
present date is the Capital Outlay levy of .820 mills advertised in
the budget notice on page 3B of this week's issue. The millage is
already added into the total reported in this article, but the
Board has not yet 'met and approved this levy. They are expected
to do so, however. Money from this source will be used to help
pay fopr electrical innovations in all county schools, such as new
lighting, air conditioning renovations and other changes made
through a contract with the Honeywell Corporation last year.
The changes and renovations are designed to provide more ade-
quate lighting and more efficient use of electrical energy.
Traveling City Dem. Political
Commissioners Rally Tonight
Cancel Meeting In High School
The Port St. Joe City
Commissioners did not hold their
regularly scheduled meeting
Tuesday evening since most of the
board was enroute to the annual
Florida League of Cities meeting
in South Florida.
They will not meet again until
their next regularly scheduled
meeting on August 20th. unless
the need arises to call a special
S meeting between now and then.
The annual League of Cities
meeting is being held this year in
The Democratic Executive
Committee of Gulf County will
sponsor a political rally in Port
SL Joe on Thursday, August 8.
The rally will be complete with
speeches by the candidates, cam-
paign literature, and the opportu-
nity to speak with the candidates.
The rally will be held at the
Port St. Joe High School Com-
mons Area Thursday evening.
Candidates will be available to
speak to the general public at
6:00 p.m.. E.D.T. Speeches will
begin at 6:30 p.m., E.D.T. The
public Is urged to attend.
last- payment on their two high with each daily period being of
school complexes last year and longer duration.
. have no mortgage payments to 'The new schedule will allow
make this ygar. a student in high school to take
Bus, -butes are determined' and complete four academic sub-
and they 'will run on a regular Jects each semester. The second
schedule on the first day of 'semester of the school, year may
school. be spent on an entry different
et of s.udy, allowing e student
BLOCK SCHEDULING take"elght full' sects. each
According to Superintendent ear," Esad.,
of Schools Walter Wilder, the high This' Iill allow a -student to
schools in the county will witness qo'rIpl"fe-a total of 3ctiedlts over
a new format of study this year, 'i s7hor.high school career, allow-
resulting in a four period day g o'a more varied menu of
Unattended Boc i CaA
S'Mexico Beach experienced i'-small oil
spill list Friday morning, resulting in.one
embarrased "boat owner and, very Ittle
environmental damage :
According to City .Manager J9hn McIn-
als, a fishing boat, was. tied: up in the, ca-
ial--The 8th Wonder, registered in Ala-
bama-which sprang: a leak in its fuel
system. The leak filled the bilges up with\'
a. mixture..of fuel and., water, causing the
bilge pump, to come on. The action
pumped the fuel-water .mixture, out in the
canal, resulting in a sheen on the water.
Two trade union groups took a vote in this. building
Monday, electing to reject Florida Coast.Paper's work con-
Wilder said the new concept
will be introduced into grades
nine through twelve.
"This system is optional," he
said. "Several school districts in
Florida have' adopted It In order
to allow students more access to
the different subject material
available in the particular school:
In the past many activities and
many subjects have gone lacking
simply for lack of a time slot in
the scheduling to take it. Hopeful-
nal Springs Fuel Leak Friday
Bay County's Disaster Director, David
Miller, was called to the scene and he and
'the Mexico Beach Fire Department took
action which contained the small amount
of fuel. A floating boom was spread around
then vicinity and a fuel soaking material
was put into the water, which took care of
Both water and land traffic in and
around. the vicinity was interrupted for
about an hour while the accident was be-
.'ing taken care of.
Members of the United
Paperworkers International Union
Local 379 and International
Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers, Local 875 voted
Monday, August 5th, to reject the
current contract offer from
Florida Coast Paper Company,
Paperworkers Union presi-
dent Rodney Hall told The Star
Tuesday that members rejected
the proposal by an overwhelming
majority. While the union and
company differ on several points,
the main bone of contention with
the union, according to Hall, is
premium pay, vacation time, and
According to Gulf County
Commissioner Michael Ham-
mond, Gulf County was notified
Tuesday by Julian Webb
Associates that a $600,000
Community Development Block
Grant has been awarded to the
county to renovate the Highland
View water system.
Hammond told The Star that
funds, generated through the
Department of Community
Affairs, would be applied toward
renovating the 32 year old system.
New water mains, service lines,
and additional fire hydrants will
upgrade the system, built in
1964, to modern standards and
alleviate probblems that are begin-
ly this format will alleviate some
of this problem." Wilder said.
Wilder said this Is the only
drastic departure from the school
operation of last year.
He said there have been no
applications requested in Gulf
County for one of the new charter
schools, now allowed In Florida.
Grading periods will go from
a six weeks format to nine week
9-1-1 Dictating Some
Street and Numbers
Carry New Identification
As of Monday, August 5, the
local post office will begin using
the new addresses for residences
which have been assigned by the
9-1-1 system, recently adopted by
Gulf County. ,
According to Dennis Geog-
hagan, local postrhaster, the .ost
office may not be aware of *hat
your new address is,. If it has been
changed by the 9-1-.1 system. Ip
order to facilitate accurate mail
delivery you are urged to contact'
your mail carrier If your. address
tact the Gulf County 9--1- office
You may assist In this effo-t
by notifying all your correspon-
dents, as well as governmental
agencies, of your new address.and
by inscribing your correct house
number (and street name if the
box Is on a different street from
.the residence) onto your curbside
Every residence south of the
Intracoastal Waterway in Gulf
County is handled by the Port SL
Joe post office. Postmaster
Geoghagan emphasized that. the
next to the last line of your
(See CHANGE on Page 3)
work force cuts.
Premium pay for working on
Sunday amounts to about 7.5%
of an employee's annual pay
according to union representa-
Uives. Company management is
proposing to eliminate the pay
policy in 1998. as well as reduce
the number of total weeks per
year of vacation which can accu-
mulate as the number of years of'
employment with the company
Hall said a strike by the union
Is currently out of the question.
"We hope to continue negotiating
with the company and work out a
solution," he stated.
ning to plague it
County. commissioners will
start the ball lolling onr the'project
next Tuesday night, August. 13,
-when they should approve adver-
tisihg to secure an' engineer to
design the water system's renova-
The board has been working
oh acquiring help to fund the pro-
ject for approximately two years
before receiving the $600,000
In a recent meeting of the
Highland View Water Board, the
board decided to pay off the
remaining $40,000 debt left from
the system's bond issue and
reduce water bills by $2.50 per
. / /
UPIU and IBEW Turn Down Paper Mill Contract
Members, Company, Still Are
Talking, Trying to Resolve Difference
Grant Awarded to Renovate
Highland View Water System
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1996
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Keeping A Promise 14
CONGRESS HAS FINALLY gotten around to taking care of
President Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign promise to "End welfare
as we know it" despite the President's screaming and protesting
every step of the way. It's alright for the President to wish to
leave the matter as it now is, if he wants to, but he shouldn't
have promised to make drastic changes if he didn't plan on do-
ing so. One shouldn't make definite promises to the people of the
United States if one doesn't intend to carry those plans out.
The Senate was the last government body to approve the
drastic change in how we care for our poor and unfortunate in
this nation on Thursday of last week. Now it is up to President
Clinton to sign it, as he promised he would. If he refuses to sign
the measure, it will be another promise he has back-tracked on.
If he back-tracks on this law, how will we ever be able to trust
his word on anything? -
THIS NATION'S PEOPLE has never reneged on its responsi-
bilities toward the poor and unfortunate. The reason the vast
majority of the people are backing a welfare re-shuffle is that so
many have taken advantage of the program in a manner which
is unfair to those who actually need the service. People are get-,
ting sick and tired of working themselves into exhaustion to sup-
port someone else who is equally as able to work or who takes
advantage of the program to get all they can for the least effort.
One can't blame the people paying the bill.
The American people's willingness to support causes which
benefit the needy, those who can't help themselves or the unfor-
tunate, through the gaggle of charities which are privately fi-
nanced is proof of this.
A SUNDAY MAGAZINE CARRIED an article two weeks ago
naming five states and their governors who have challenged the
government's method of handling welfare in their states and
have lobbied for permission to do something different with a
good bit of success. There is Michigan, New Jersey, Georgia, Wy-
oming and Wisconsin for examples. They have cut the "welfare
as we have known it" and served notice that their tax-payers will
no longer be patsies for the greedy ones who would take advan-
tage of a system designed to help people. Instead, unscrupulous
people employ such activities as having more and more babies
just to bring them in' more welfare dollars. Some absentee fa-
thers will have their little playhouses disturbed and be forced to
pay for their own phillandering, but at least the honest, hard-
working, straight-laced citizen won't have to bear the unfair bur-
den for someone else's lack of accepting responsibility.
A Better Use
WHILE WE HAVE OUR soapbox out, let's take still another
look at the mishandling of our lottery money which is being ex-
tracted from so many gullible people each- and every week in
Florida. You remember the Florida Lottery don't you? It was that
'Tun" game the people were supposed to indulge in every week,
resulting in a bonanza of extra cash which would set our schools
up in the style which they would like to become accustomed to.
Actually, the schools have been more strapped for cash since
thq qttery..deluge took over than they were beforehand.. State
funds have been cut to almost every county almost every year,
with never enough money to conduct learning operations com-
fortably. The lottery money realized from weekly sales was sup-
posed to take care of that.
But, it didn't!
WE ARE STILL CRYING OUT for "quality educational oppor-'
tunities for our children" when all the time we have the vehicle
to pay for It if only the state would allow it to be used for what it
was intended. If not, repeal the lottery program and allow the
unfortunate people who pay every week, never winning, to keep
IN ONE OF THE Sunday supplements of a couple of weeks
ago, it told how Governor Zell Miller of our neighboring state,
*Georgia, is channelling that state's lottery funds into a program
to pay for college educations for all Georgia students who main-
tain a "B" average. That's ALL Georgia students, regardless of in-
come or social status.
If Georgia can do it, with considerably less resources than
Florida, our own- state is capable of doing something just as im-
portant for our own children. But, we need the leaders who have
the -maginative qualities of a "Zell Miller" to get the job done.
"You see, the money is there, but the management capabili-
ties are not!
Our politicians say wehave some of the best minds available
running our state government;, but what we may need are better
business heads and fewer dreaming minds.
Hunker Down with Kes by KesleyColbert
Stand On It And Turn Left
Stop me if you have heard
this one-You might be a 'Red-
neck if you think the last four
words of the National Anthem
are. .. Gentlemen, start your en-
gines". : .
Now, God put my eyes where'
I have trouble seeing the color of
my heck,' but the last half dozen
times I've stood for the anthem a
car race broke out soon after-
wards. And, I was glued to the
track as the cars flashed past
and slid into turn one. I was
straining to see who "had the
right set' up", who was "zeroed..
In", who was "hooked up" for
that particular race.
You know, they've got a guy
on the Winston Cup Nascar Cir-
cuit named Lake Speed. I kid
you not! Is that not the perfect
name for a race car driver? He
drives the Spaim.number 9 car.
Again, I can't see the colorof my
neck, but I ate enough fried
Spam sandwiches when I was
growing up to' fill the cargo hull
of a giant ocean going tanker.
We couldn't afford bologna. I
Once asked Lebn between bites
what exactly did the 8-P-A-M
stand for. "Something Posing As
Meat." Leonw, was the smartest
bigbrother ih ad, and he natu-
rally showed, ,off by expanding
on his answer. "They made a big'
batch of the stuff to pu't In those
"K" rations during World War II
and if everything goes all right
and they continue to sell the
stuff, they're going to make an-
other big batch in the next year
You think I might have di-
gressed a little here-but I'm not
so sure. The point is I ate so
much Spam in the late '50's and
early '60's it's easy for me to
identify with anything in: 1996
bearing that product's name. I
read and hear from several dif-
ferent sources that Nascar and
the entire stock car racing scene
is the fastest growing spectator
sport in America. I believe it!
You combine speed, excitement,
danger with some household
names like Western Auto, Ko-
dak, Tide, Texaco and Burger
King, throw in a. little down
home-good ole Southern boy-7
barbecue and beans-that's
what I like about the south atti-
tude and my grandmother could
And as good as Lake Speed
and the number 9 Spam car
look-they're not even close to
being my favorite. 1 ate a lot of
Kelloggs, too, back in my forma-
I also can identify with. this
sport 'cause I drove in a race
one time. Actually, I was the re-
lief driver. Leon had chipped an
ankle jumping .out of Peggy Ann
Newdecker's second story win-
dow and he was laid up for a
while. "K.C., tlere's nothing to
it. We can't let Jackie win in
that old Ford. Just pop the
clutch, pour on the gas, get out
front and don't let him around
There was one minor prob-
lem. My leg wasn't long enough
to reach the gas pedal. Leon "ex-
tended" the gas and the clutch
pedals "up" to my feet by wiring
wooden blocks to both of 'em. I
wasn't too excited about the
whole thing-I was a year or two
. or maybe four from being
old enough to drive. Jackie had
declared any vehicle that
couldn't "toe the line", was dis-
qualified. I wasi listening to my
heart thump and mairvelling at
how. big the steering wheel was
on our '56 Chevrolet as Leon
gave me my last minute instruc-
tions. "You'll be all right on the
dirt but be careful when you hit
Walnut, that gravel will throw
you. Main Street is paved so you
ought to make good time: by the
school and don't miss the turn
just past Graylene Lemonrids
house. Hang to the inside of the
curve and be prepared to slide a
little when you come off the
pavement. Remember-you go
I pushed in the clutch and
pulled the shift back and down
into low as Nicky Joe raised a
shop rag. "Leon, what's this
middle pedal for?"
"Oh, you won't need that
" 'b-one,"... *i, : "^ i
T-';I i? flag dropped and that
6."-CH& 1d6ed d dowid Runyon
Lane as me and Jack shot to-
I don't know what you do on
Saturday nights. It's none of my
business and I'm not trying to
run your life. But, if you've got a
little time to kill and- want to
have some fun, may I suggest
the Dead Lakes Speedway. They
go fast and turn left and that's
what it's all about. You can pick
the 47 car or the 19 or the 79 or
the 23. If'you like low numbers
and blue and yellow-you've got
the 05, 06, and 07 cars. 17 is a
pretty machine. Just pick a car
'you like and see if you can bring
it -home a winner. You'll catch
some excellent racing, some
spills, chills and my wife eating
hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos,
popcorn, Snickers . the
speedway is located up on old-
never mind, just come by the
(See KESLEY on Page 3)
Four More Years to Prepare for the Next Olympics
ONE OF THE problems with
a small shirt-tail operation like
ours here at The Star is that we
don't have time for planning con-
ferences. We don't have a confer-
ence room or table [that space got
pre-empted by a dining room ta-
ble] and don't have high-level
planing sessions in which we lay
out the paper, decide on what
stories to drop or play up in large
spread, or what subject will we
cover and what editorial posture
will we adopt on a given question
of the day.
Usually we just take what we
have and try to fit it in. When we
get a news item over the fax or
through the mail or have handed
to us in person, its priority is
usually determined by its proxim-
ity to Gulf County and the good
folks who live there. If your favor-
ite piece of information you would
like to see printed in the paper
fits this criteria, we try to get it
in. Otherwise it has to wait for
available space or may get left out
We are not a statewide, or
even a multi-county newspaper.
We just try to cover Gulf County.
and sometimes that gets to be
more of a Job than we can handle
THAT SAME PROBLEM also
sometimes gets in the way of Kes-
ley and I having the same sub-
ject, on occasion, for an idea to
incorporate in our weekly col-
umns. He may think of a subject
and I may think of the same sub-
ject, but have a little different an-
gle to it. Usually, we don't know
this has happened until it's too
late for either of us to change but
most likely we're both so glad to
have come up with ANY subject
that we wouldn't change if we
This week was different, how-
ever. Kesley wrote last 'week
about his childhood days and
their "olympic" events indulged
in. I had a similar idea for a col-
umn I came up with after watch-
ing the weight-lifting competition
on Tuesday night of last week.; I
intended to write it for this week
and Kesley beat me to it, but that
didn't deter me. I didn't come up
with another subject before it was
time to write this week's column.
so I am just stuck with being
I can't remember ever hearing
of the olympics when I was,- a
child and that has been so long
ago, I probably wouldn't remem-
ber it if I had. My column neces-~
sarily, must be about more recent
impressions-like just last week!
I WATCHED THOSE weight
lifters pick up a quarter ton of
dead weight and was mesmerized
at the sight. The lifters didn't
weigh as much as the weight they
were lifting, although a couple of
'them almost made the grade.
When that [comparatively]
small' Australian had a medal-'
winning- hoist, it sort of set me
thinking that If he could do that,
why almost anyone should be
able to train himself to lift heavy
weights; although I have yet to be
able to figure out, why?
The .Russian finally won in
the heavyweight division, when
he picked up 576 pounds, hoist-
ed it above, his head and held it,
for the obligatory few seconds be-
fore he threw it to the floor .
and he wasn't even breathing
I remembered the last time I
tried to lift any appreciable
weight. It was a folding table,
folded up, and I dropped the
sucker on my big toe and broke
it; my big toe, that isl I swore off
lifting things then and there.
Then after last Tuesday
night's performance, things began
to whirl about in my head. I
should have known at the time it
was only a dizzy attack, but I let
my feelings overcome my good
So what did I do? I decided to
start working from the ground up
to see if it would be possible to
get up to the level of lifting more'
than a dinner fork again. They
won't let me do it at the office
anymore. I start to pick up and
move a carton of paper, or get
something off the' shelf, somebody
will invariably scoot me out of the
way and say, "Here, let me do
that for you," or, "Let me get that
for you." .
Usually it's one. of the sweet
little girls we have working here
and that can get embarrassing if
somebody' should hear.
ANYHOW, I repaired to my
backyard shop where I could test
this idea out in private.
I decided to start with chin-
ups. How many could I do and
how quickly could I start to do
more at the time?
I quickly found the answer to
both questions. "None" and "Nev-
I am in terrible shape to at-
tempt weight-lifting in the olym-
pics. I couldn't even win a wood-
en "medal" for my performance. I
don't even thinkI'll be ready' for
the 2000 olymp|cs if I train dili-
gently every day. Either I weigh
too much to follow a regimen of
chin-ups for training, or there is
a trick in it.
I think I will just relegate my-
self to getting in shape just to
watch the next one. Spectators of
olympic calibre are needed, tool
St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
August 9 7:58 a.m. H 1.7 6:46 p.m. L 0.2
August 10 8:47 a.m. H 1.7 7:27 p.m. L 0.2
SAugust 11 934 a.m. H 1.7 8:05 p.m. L 0.3
August 12 10:16 a.m. H 1.7 8:37 p.m. L 0.4
August 13 10:56 a.m. H 1.6 9:03 p.m. L 0.4
August 14 11:33 a.m. H 1,.6 9:18 p.m. L 0.5
August 15 12:10 p.m. H 1.5 9:20 p.m. L 0.6
Head 'Em Up, Roll 'Em Out, Yellow Dogs!
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Dr. San Pedro Fired from Health
Department Position by HRS Exec.
Lists Newspaper Article As Reason Behind Action
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. AUGUST 5, 1996 PAGE 3A
day. The information didn't come
directly, even though the action
directly affected Gulf County and
The Star is the official organ of
The order said the dismissal
What Would You Have YOUR
Public Servants Accomplish?
Election time is getting into full swing in Gulf County.
The candidates have all been qualified and declared them-
selves as possible public servants. Rallies in which the
candidate' will speak, telling us of what they intend to do
while in office and generally acquainting us with their can-
didacy, have been and are to be held.
It's now our job as electors to hire the public servants
feel will serve our needs better.
We all know that salaries to pay these people in public
office is more than just a pittance. Each -and every public
servant gets a sizable salary, by any standards. Many of us
wouldn't have the jobs, regardless of how much they paid,
but as we can see from the number of people seeking elec-
tion, there are plenty who will!
Now comes our part in the equation of providing good
government; our part, that is, in addition to going to the
polls and casting our vote, an act we all should do.
WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE THEM DO?
Everyone in Gulf County should express themselves as-
to what they should expect from the several offices to be
filled by someone during the next four, years. Here is your
opportunity to get that subject out in the public.
Every governmental operation in Gulf County takes a
considerable amount of money from you, the citizen. If you
think it has been used wrongly or wasted in the past, make
suggestions for a change. Also keep in mind that some of
the actions are decreed by the State of Florida, but many
are flexible, also.
Also, remember that you are paying the public servant
handsomely to do what you want, not entirely what he
thinks should be done. Demand'action and competence for
EXPRESS YOURSELF IN WRITING
The Star invites you to express your desires for county
and school operations by filling in under each category, ex-
actly what changes you feel should be made. If you aresat-
isfied with the way things are already being handled, say
so. This is one time you don't have to sign your name to a
communication to The Star, so your suggestions may be
Fill in the blanks and return your suggestions to the
newspaper- and you- may be sure the- various -tandidates
will see your recommendations.
The Florida Department of
Health and Rehabilitative Servic-
es has terminated Dr. Jorge San
Pedro as the doctor for the Gulf
County Health Department, it
was learned by The Star yester-
was made because of an article
published in the June 30 issue of
the Panama City News-Herald.
The dismissal, from the offic-
es of Dr. Shakra Z. Juneuo, ad-
ministrator, listed "the risk of lia-
bility" as the reason for dismissal.
Dr. San Pedro denied the alle-
gations of the News-Hercald in an
interview with The Star "and said,
"If there was a problem with my
performance, why did they hire
me In the first place, or why
haven't they terminated me be-
fore now, rather than wait until I
had served the department sever-
al different times over the past
Dr. San Pedro has served as
the doctor for the local Health De-
partment on a part time basis
several different times, mostly on
a part-time basis and during peri-
ods of time when they were with-
out the services of a doctor.
At the time of his dismissal,
he was serving in one of these in-
terim periods, on a part-time ba-
sis, when the department was
without a doctor.
Dr. San Pedro told The Star
yesterday, "I have been In the
process of retiring over the past
year. I was working in a limited
capacity to phase down my opera-
tions and cause as little problem
of transition as possible to my pa-
tients. Still, I resent these charg-
es as being unfounded and un-
Dr. San Pedro is still affiliated.
with Arbor Clinic of Port St. Joe
in an advisory capacity, as he has
been for the past couple of years.
(From Page 2)
house, you can.ride with me.
I'm trying to talk 'em into
letting me drive. Shoot, you
know about my racing. experi-
ence, and on this speedway you
don't have to dodge any school
buses and Graylene Lemonds
never runs out into the middle
of the track to see what's going
on. If I can just get my hands on
a pretty-good-shape 1956 Chevy
During the past week 9-1-1
dispatchers from Gulf County
SherilTs Department. Port St. Joe
Police Department, Calhoun
County Sheriffs Department and,
Franklin County Sheriffs Depart-
ment received four days of in-.
tense fire service dispatch/crisis
communication and emergency
medical dispatch/crisis commu-
Kevin Tappe of Power Phone,
is conducting the Fire Service
-Dispatch Training and Mike-Ford
..of Power'Phone, Inc., is conduct-
(From Page 1)
address should be the street
address, and the! bottom line
:should be the city, state and zip
-line. All mail delivered to your
home by the. Port St. Joe post
office should have the last line
read, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. This
Includes Overstreet, the beaches
area. Highland View, Oak Grove,
the Cape, Indian Pass, etc.
SThe address changes were
necessary to eliminate duplicate
street names throughout the
county, as Gulf County inaugu-
rated the Enhanced 9-1-1 emer-
gency response system. Any time
someone calls 9- 1-1 their address
flashes upon a video screen
enabling the dispatcher to send
-'"entergenc, crews to that address.
ing the Emergency Medical Dis-
patch Training which will provide.
valuable training to dispatchers,
who in actuality, are the first on
the scene to save lives and pro-
vide Improved public safety ser-
vice to the citizens and respond-'
ers when Emergency 9-1-1 calls
Tappe and- Ford told ,dis-
patchers that the four to six min-
utes between the time a call is re-
ceived via 9-1-1 and emergency
response personnel arrive at the
scene is "their time."
"What you do during this
time frame can be the difference
between life and death for victims
during an emergency," they said..
Dispatchers ,were" trained in
proven techniques in breaking
hysteria thresholds, handling
multiple calls, life saving prearri-
val instructions, hazardous mate-
rials/chemical spills, disaster
preparedness, responder safety
enhancement, liability and legal
issues, and other methods to al-
low responders to arrive at the
scene better prepared.
Power Phone. Inc. will provide
each attendee with a Dispatchers
Medical Desk Reference Manual
and a Dispatcher Guide to Fires/
Incident Desk Reference Manual,.
a quick-tab flip chart manual de-
signed to provide specific guide-
lines in ascertaining the nature
and pirority of "medical and fire
With the use 'of these manu-
als dispatchers are. prompted to
gather vital information for emer-
gency responders en route and
can assist callers with prearrival
instructions and first aid tech-
niques, while they wait for help to
Gulf County's 9-1-1 Coordi-
nator Marshall Nelson. told The
Star well trained, dispatchers/
emergency service personnel and
state-of-the-art equipment are
just two components' of Gulf
County's Enhanced 9-1-1 system.
Another key component is house
numbers which should be located
in an area that can be easily seen
by response personnel. By-work-
ing together, Gulf County will
have one of the best 9-1-1 sys-
tems in the country.
.Aubrey Funchess was con-
victed last Wednesday, August 31,
by a six person jury of man-
slaughter in connection with his
part in the death of Lillie Bell Price
(Howard Creek) in January of this
.Circuit Judge Glenn Hess
sentenced Funchess to 144.2
months of state prison timhe, fol-
lowing the two day trial held at
the Gulf County-C6um-thduse last
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST S. 1996
PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1996
A Busy Summer
For Woman's Club
Local PAX Program
Seeks Gulf Families
The ladies of the
Wewahitchka Woman's Club
served home-made cookies, hot
coffee and soft drinks to the
Olympic Torch Relay Team and
their entourage, as well as the
many eager citizens that gathered
at the newly 'constructed Lake
Alice Park, located in the center of
Employees of Wewahitchka
State Bank provided hot biscuits
and tupelo honey and members of
the Optimist Club offered fresh
squeezed orange juice to all. Staff
photos by The Star of Gulf County
Benjamin "Hunter" McDaniel
Benjamin "Hunter" McDaniel,
son of David and Christy
McDaniel, celebrated his second
birthday with a Mickey Mouse
party. on July 11th at .his
Grandma Gortman's home in
Wewahitchka. eEnjoying this spe-
cial day were numerous family,
Hunter is the grandson of
.Ward and Sue McDaniel, Doris
and Oneal Roberts, and Mary
Ellen and the late Jimmy 0.
Gortman, all of WVewahitchka. He
.is the great-grandson of Verna
Gortman, Mary Stokes, Dave and
Irene Herring, and Minnie Ola
McDaniel, also of Wewahitchka.
and the St. Petersburg Times will
provide witness to this momen-
During the months of June
and July, the ladies of the club
participated with the Wewahitch-
ka Library in a "Read/Write/Now"
program for grades kindergarten
through six. Readers, storytellers
and craft experts were present
each Wednesday to add variety to
the program. Water color classes
were held by local artist, Sue
DeAbreu, for two weeks and many
of the paintings done by the
young folks are on display at the
library, as well as many craft
The club members all look for
wdrd to next summer and "fun at
the library with the Wewahitchka
Task Force On
The Gulf County Task Force
on Domestic and Sexual Violence
will be holding a meeting on
August 9th, beginning at 9, a.m.,
C.D.T. (10 a.m., E.D.T.). The
meeting will be held in the Old
Courthouse in Wewahitchka.
Anyofie who is concerned
about violence in our community
and in our homes, and would like
to make a difference is urged to
If you have -any questions
concerning the task force, please
call Kristin at 1-800-252-2597,
24 hours a day.
Residents at B.SJ.
For the month of July, the fol-
lowing two residents at Bay St.
Joseph -Nursing and Rehabilita-
tion Center have been recognized
for their Improvement in life skills
and participation and service to
others: Floyd Thomas, "Most
Improved"; and Jack Brown,
"Resident of the Month".
Both" of these men are 'an
asset to the facility. -
NOTICE OF IMPOUNDED ANIMALS
To reclaim animals contact the Port St.\ Joe
Police Department from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
DESCRIPTION SEX PICK-UP LOCATION
Medium Black Lab Female 08/01/96 Garrison Ave.
Small White Hound Puppy Female '08/05/96 Recycling Ctr.
Large Gray/White Cat Unknown 08/05/96 7th Street
Large Gray/White Cat Unknown 08/05/96 7th Street
**No Collar on Animals t 1, August'1,1996
We invite you to come in
A teacher's supply list is
posted for grades one thru
Some items of interest in our
Ceramic Pens ... . . .$2.19
Student Planners ........ .$10.99
Trappers ...... .$10.99 $13.99
Elmer's School Glue ........ .$.49
Pencils (20 Pak) .......... .$1.49
Soft Side Lunch Kits .... .from $3.99
Plastic Pencil Boxes ....... from $.69
Calculator with Clock . ...$5.99
-THIS WEEK ONLY-
224 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL
Your School Supply Headquarters!
PAX, Program of Academic
Exchange, is a small, non-profit
educational foundafi-on7 Its mis-
sion is to facilitate cross cultural
exchange and understanding. It is
their belief that the education of
young people should include
exposure to cultural differences, a
chance to learn languages and
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Keith
Raffield, of Donalsonville, Geor-
gia,r 'are pleased to announce the
engagement and forthcoming
marriage of their daughter, Stacle
Lyn to Stephen Trent-Pickle, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Frazier Warren
and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Pickle,
all of Colquitt, Georgia.
The bride-elect is the grand-
daughter of Inez.Cox and the late
L. W. Cox, formerly of Port St.
Joe, and the late Johnnie Mae
Raffleld of Panama City. She is a
1991 graduate of 1Seminole
County High, School, Donalson-
ville, Georgia, as well as a 1994,
graduate of Bainbridge College
with an Associate of Arts degree
in Elementary Education, and is
currently .employed with Dr.
Sherry R, Skipper.
The groom-to-be is the grand-
Christia, Lee.Ann Johnson,of
Wewahltchka would like to an-
nounce the birth of her brother,
Christopher Jacob Johnson. He
was born at Bay Medical Center
on Monday, July 15. Christopher
weighed 8 lbs. 5 1/4 oz. and was
Proud parents are Chris and
- Stacey Johnson. His grandpar-
ents are Ronny and Anne Boyd
and Alice Whitfield and Jam'es
Johnson, all of Wewahitchka.
Hayley Marie Ward
Hay ley Is One!
Hayley Marie Ward turned
one year old on July 16. She cele-
brated her birthday with a Teddy
Bear Party at her home in Dal-
Celebrating with Hayley were
her parents. Harley and Cindy
Ward, sister Courtney Ward,
grandparents Buddy and Anita
Ward, great-grandparents Dot
Ward and James Yates, Aunt Ka-
thy, Aunt Sandy. her cousins
Austin and Andrew Burke, An-
drew and Jacob Taylor and Miss
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son of Grace Driggers and the
late Rev. W. S. Driggers of Bain-
bridge, Georgia and Julia Pickle
and the late Willie Vaughn Pickle
of Colquitt, Georgia. He is a 1991
graduate of Miller County High
School and a 1994 graduate of
Bainbridge College with an Asso-
ciate of Arts degree in Criminal
Justice, and is currently em-
ployed by the Miller County Fo-
The wedding is planned for
Saturday, September 21 at 4:00
p.m. at the home of Wilma Fleet
in. Colquitt, Georgia. All friends
and relatives ark invited to at-
Jenny Elizabeth Miles
Jenny Is Two!
Jenny Elizabeth Miles cele-
brated her second birthday on
July 27 with a party at her home.
Helping Jenny celebrate her
birthday were several of her fami-
ly and friends'. .
Jenny is the daughter of
Chester and Wanda Miles, of
Overstreet. She is the grand-
daughter of Homer and Janette
:Hall, the late Chester Miles, Shir-
ley Blackman of Blountstown,
and Fred and Ann Brown of Ro-
the opportunity to exchange, ideas
with people from other countries.
Their School Year USA pro-
gram brings boys and girls-who
are bright, friendly and are their
homeland's best ambassadors-
from, 20 different countries to the
U.S. for a -five-month or ten-
month period. The PAX students
come to share the simple, every-
day things and enjoy sharing
their traditions, language and,
holiday customs with their
Host families are open mind-
ed, loving and curious; include
young couples, retires, and
everybody in between, some with
children, some without. PAX stu-
dents have their own personal
spending money and full medical
insurance. Host families and stu-
dents have support and counsel
from a ,PAX Community 'Coor-
dinator in their area and staff In
the national office.
If you would like to become a
host family for a 'member of the
PAX Class of '97 call (800) 555-
6211 or Community Coordinator,
Anne Boyd.at (904). 639-5433.,
Burl and Susie Davis of
Wewahitchka will be celebrating
their 55th wedding anniversary
on August 10.
They were married August 10,
1941 in Kinard. Five daughters
came from their joining. They are
Beneva Collingsworth (Arthur).
Sandra Lindsey (Hugh), Margie
McCain, Robbie Brooks (Wayne),
Ruth Cantley (Robert). The couple
has 12 grandchildren and seven
Zackary Is One!
Zackary Pippin, son of Kyle
and Sheri Pippin, of Wewahitch-
'ka, celebrated his first birthday
with a Winnie the Pooh Party.
Helping Zackary celebrate
were Grandma and Grandpa Rob-
erts, Memaw and Pawpaw Pippin,
great grandmother Roberts, Uncle
Chad, Aunt Cissi, cousins J. J.,
Katelyn, Sara, Chad, Sabrina,
"Granddaddy" Benton, "Grandma-
ma" Dot, Nana, Papa Charles,
and "Aunt" Casi.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1996
Scope of Services Has Expanded at Nursing Facilities
During this decade, nursing
facilities have expanded the scope
and varieties of services routinely
being performed. Frequently
there are high skill services
present, such as complex wound
In the photo above, David Rich, Jr., manager at David Rich's
IGA in Port St. Joe, is shown congratulating Elsie Bowman of Port
St. Joe on being selected as a winner, in their "Taste of the South"
As a prize winner in the contest, Ms. Bowman received a gift
certificate for two days' and two nights' accommodations at
Marriot's Bay Point Resort in Panama City Beach.
The owners and employers of. IGA congratulate Ms. Bowman
on her success in the contest and wish her a wonderful stay at the
The Wewahitchka, Senior
Citizens Association will be selling
BBQ dinners on Friday, August
9th. The dinners will consist of a
large BBQ beef sandwich. chips,
pickles and iced tea for only
$3.00. Dinners will be sold from
I I a.m.'until -.p.m.-. :
S- ,.- .. ,
They will he delivering. to local
businesses. To place orders,
: please call the Wewahitchka
Senior Center at 639-9910 by-
August 8th. Proceeds; from the
sale, are for the Wewahitchka
Gulf County Schools
AUGUST 12- 16
MON -0 Cheeseburger,
Peaches, Corn, Milk and
English Peas, Fruit Cup, Rolls
-Sauce & Chqese, Tossed-Salad,
Green Beans, Roll and Milk.
THURS-Chili Dog with/Meat
Sauce, Cole Slaw, French
Fries, Milk and Cookie.
FRI-Pizza Burger, Sliced
Tomato, Lima Beans, Milk and
care and in some instances, I.V. products for patient care in nurs-
and other services that were pre- ing facilities have seen extensive
viously considered as only availa- refinement during this decade.
ble in hospitals. The assessment
systems, clinical information, and There are also a wide variety
'97-'98 Touring Companies
Secretary of State Sandra B.
Mortham announces that the"
1997-98 State Touring Program
Roster application is now availa-
ble. The deadline to submit appli-
cations is August 19. Florida's
State Touring Program subsidizes
the touring fees of selected, not-
for-profit Florida performing
(Dance, theatre, and music) arts
touring companies, Individual
artists, and visual arts organiza-
tions by paying one-third (or two-
thirds if the presenter is in an un-
derserved region) of their perfor-
The family of Edna Ray Pitts
wishes to express our sincere
gratitude to all those who visited,
called, brought food, flowers,
cards, and prayed for us during
our time of grief in the death of
our loved one. We truly appreciate
everything that was done for us
by such generous and thoughtful
We would also like to thank
the staff at Wewahitchka
Ambulance Service and Bay
The Family of Edna Ray Pitts-
Troy, Shelly & Taylor Pitts
Allen, Angel, & Austin Pitts
Aaron Pitts, Eugene Ray, and,
Momma, Velva Ray
Gulf Sr. Citizens
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association is asking for
donations for elderly clients who
have no means to purchase the
items for themselves. Anyone hav-
ing any medical equipment that
they are not using such1 as walk-
ers, shower chairs, etc., are asked
to contact the association at 229-
Other items needed are
Ensure, a set of dresser drawers,
and .a refrigerator. Used Items are
line as long as they are in- good
condition. Thank you in advance
for any assistance.
Need Extra Cash?
Place Your Classified
Ad With Us
directly to Florida presenters
through a grants process.
The program promotes Flori-
da artists, encourages the growth -
of new presenters, and serves
areas of the state where opportu-
nities to experience performances
and exhibitions are limited.
Funding priority will be given to
presenters in counties with popu-
lations lower that 75,000.
"The State Touring Program
is a true outreach program, with
underserved and rural counties
eligible to receive two-thirds fund-
-ing for live cultural presentations.
I encourage Florida performing
companies, individual artists,
and visual arts organizations to
take advantage of this unique op-
portunity to gain statewide expo-
sure," said Secretary of State
Mortham. The next deadline for
presenters to apply for funding to
present the selected 1997-98 ros-
ter artists will be May 20, 1997.
Nearly $205,000 was awarded to
State Touring Program presenters
Florida's State Touring Pro-
gram was created in 1979 to
bring the state's finest performing
groups to as many Florida com-
munities as possible. Funded by
the Florida Legislature, the pro-
gram allows performances in
dance, theatre, music, and visual
arts at prices well below normal
This program helped fund
concert pianist, Leonidas Lipovet-
sky's week-long program in Gulf
County Schools this past spring.
of professional personnel who
routinely interact with nursing fa-
cility clients including therapists
who, upon obtaining physician
orders, assist in setting up the
most appropriate specialized
treatment plan for clients. Physi-
cal therapists focus on improving
general mobility and function of
individuals. They may become in-
volved in the treatment of a range
of diseases and physical dysfunc-
tions. Examples of involvement
include neurological cases such
as strokes and head injury, mus-
culoskeletal dysfunction such as
back pain, soft tissue injury, and
fracture. They assist in relieving
pain by using heat and electrical
modalities and direct therapeutic
exercises and mobility training
Occupational therapists as-
sist in maximizing daily physical
functioning levels of clients. They
use self-care procedures and
work and- leisure activities to
achieve maximum independence
and to prevent further disability
in patients with issues such as
stroke, amputation, hip fracture,
hand dysfunction and dementia.
Their interventions include modi-
fying the environment such as
providing splinting, or recom-
mending appropriate assistive de-
vices. They also do instruction
such as one-handed dressing
techniques for stroke patients.
Speech pathologists provide
assistance in identification of in-
dividuals with communication
and/or swallowing disabilities.
They provide restorative therapy
for individuals identified to im-
prove communication and swal-
lowing abilities and educate care
givers and families concerning
the client's individual needs and
Respiratory therapists pro-
mote recovery and maintenance
of clients who suffer from pulmo-
nary disorders. Examples of pa-
tients that they might become in-
volved in providing services for
include persons who suffer from
acute and chronic pulmonary dis-
ease, stroke, emphysema, or
bronchitis. Respiratory therapists
can provide comprehensive, indi-
vidualized services including the
administration and monitoring of
oxygen therapy. chest physiother-
pay,, aerosolized medications, in-
centive spiroinetry, rehabilitation
exercises, pulse oximetry, and
tracheostomy and stoma care.
It is predicted that as we en-
ter the twenty-second century,
persons of all age. ranges and
with various medical needs will
utilize the variety of professional
services at nursing centers.
STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (SHIP)
NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY
The SHIP program was created for the purpose of providing funds to local govern-
ments as an Incentive for the creation of local housing partnerships, to expand pro-
flojiton, of .and .preserve affordable housing, andtoincrease, housing related employ-
Iment. Gulf County has received $250,.00.00 or Fiscal Year 995 1996, and it is
estimated the County will receive $250,000 for Fiscal Year 1996 1997.
The procedure for receiving funds under the program is through an application
process as outlined.
Estimated amount of SHIP funds allocated .for each strategy/activity are as fol-
'STR~ATJ.'C'./A "r flTV=
Down payment Assistance
SClosing Cost Assistance
Home Ownership Counseling
TMNTCOMF 5SPT ASIEp
Very Low & Low Income
Very Low, Low & Moderate Income
Very Low, Low & Moderate Income
Low & Moderate Income
Very Low, Low & Moderate Income
The maximum housing value limitation allowable for program participation for each
strategy is $98,523 for Existing Homes and $105,365 for New Built Homes. SIIP
FUNDS MAY NOT BE USED TO PURCHASE. REHABILITATE. OR REPAIR MOBILE
The maximum income limits according to family size are as follows:
FAMILY SIZE' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Very Low Income 11,050 12,650 14,200 15,800 17,050 18,350 19,600 20,850
1'7,700 20,200 22,750 25,300 27;300 29,300 31,350 33,350
Moderate Income 26,520 30,360 34,080 37,920 40,902 44,040 47,040 50,040
At a minimum, thirty (30%) of units assisted under each strategy/activity will benefit
very low income families. At a minimum, thirty (30%) of units assisted under each
strategy/activity will benefit low income families.
APPLICANT SELECTION CRITERIA:
Housing Rehabilitation shall be by a lottery system.
Land Acquisition, Down Payment Assistance and Closing Cost Assistance shall be first
qualified/first served for those qualified for a residential loan from a participating lend-
ELIGIBLE SPONSOR SELECTION CRITERIA:
Eligible Sponsor participation will be based on a criteria that will include:
(a) an eligible sponsor locally based having expertise in providing Affordable Housing.
(b) amount of non-SHIP funds and/or the value of in-kind services committed as SHIP
(c) production goals in relation to the Housing Assistance Plan.
(d) percentage of units targeted to very low income persons.
(e) compliance with Rule 91-37.005, Local Housing Assistance Plan as applicable.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE AND ACCEPTED BEGINNING AUGUST 26,
1996 FOR THE ACTIVITIES/STRATEGIES LISTED ABOVE. THE APPLICATION PERI-
OD WILL COMMENCE AUGUST 26, 1996 THROUGH OCTOBER 9, 1996. APPLICA-
TIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM 10:00 A.M. TO 3:00 P:M. EACH WORK DAY. A
LOTTERY FOR REHABILITATION FUNDS WILL BE ADVERTISED AND CONDUCTED
SHORTLY AFTER THE END OF THE APPLICATION PERIOD.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE: County Courthouse Rm: 147 & 204; and in
Wewahitchka (Old Courthouse) County Extension Office.
The local SHIP contact person is Bo Williams, (904) 229-6125 Tue thru Fri; Mon
(904) 639-3019. 5tc. July 25 and August 1, 8, 15. and 22, 1996.
AUTHORIZED ORVIS FULL DEALER
Fly Fishing Tackle Gifts e Sportswear Wildlife Art
32 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320
904 653 9669
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PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. AUGUST 8, 1996
Thomas Named As
Director By St.Joe
St. Joe Communications, Inc.
has named W. H. "Bill" Thomas as
Director Products & Services
effective July 29. Thomas has
been an employee of Gulf Tele-
communications in Perry for 21
He's Working For You!
1, Ask family and friends in Mexico Beach
and Bay County to vote for Judge Smiley.
2. Send Contributions to:
c/o Clint Mayo, Campaign Treasurer
P. O. Box 1608
Panama City, Fldrlda 32402
S .. .
He began his employment
with Gulf Telecommunications in
1975 as a warehouse clerk. Since '
then, Bill worked in various posi-
tions of the company. Prior to his
recent assignment with St. Joe
Communications, he served as a
Vice President of Gulf Telecom-
munications and as Gulfs Man-
ager of Accounting and External
SThomas will direct customer
sales and services, external
affairs, including regulatory and
governmental affairs, and U. S.
government operations for St. Joe
Communications, Inc., Gulf Tele-
communications, Florala Tele-
communications, and St. Joseph
Telecommunications. Bill will
remain a Vice President of Gulf'
Thomas is a graduate of
Florida State University and cur-
rently lives in Perry. He and his
wife, Debra, expect to relocate to
the Port St. Joe area 'soon. W. H. "Bill" Thomas
DEP Continues Clean-up
The Department of Environ-
mental Protection (DEP) contin-
ues its post-Hurricane Opal
cleanup and restoration efforts
along Florida's Panhandle. Flori-'
da's environmental agency has
just received funding to pay for
Vote and Return
Experience 30 years teaching in Gulf Co.
,, S.c-.. Schools .
Education B.S. degree Elementary
Master's degree Adult Ed./
Active in civic, community and
school affairs for over 30 years
* Strong academic curriculum for college bound students
* Vocational and Applied Technology Ed. available for all
* Increase number of college dual enrollment courses
* Emphasis on family, m rand spiritual values
* Instruction in the-use of "state-of-the-art" technological
* Provide safe schools that maintain discipline
* Expand sources of revenue by seeking additional
Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for by Camp. Acct. of Caroline Norton, Democrat
the removal of debris from state
marine waters that may pose a
risk to the environment (i.e.
household appliances, automo-
The $3 million funding allot-
ment allows DEP to target its
cleanup efforts on Gulf of Mexico
and bay waters from Escambia to
Franklin counties. Citizens in
these counties are encouraged to
notify DEP of debris that needs to
'We are requesting residents
in Northwest Florida who may be
aware of marine debris to help us
The Apalachee Regional
Planning Council (ARPC) recently.
held a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF)
Workshop to help businesses
unable to access private-sector
Over 30 business owners and
persons wishing to start busi-
nesses heard local bankers and
ARPC staff offering advice on
business financing and sources of
business assistance, as well as
how the ARPC program can pro-
vide business financing. More
RLF Workshops, featuring speak-
ers on a variety of topics, are
planned for different locations in
the Apalachee Region.
If you would like to request a
RLF Workshop to be held in your
area or to determine your eligibil-
ity for an ARPC RLF loan, please
contact Alissa Barber at 904-674-
WIG Hosting Aug. 16
Back To School Dance
The Washington Improvement
Group will host a free "Back to
School Jam" on Friday, August 16
from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. in the
Washington Recreation Center. In
addition to a live DJ, refresh-
ments will be provided and door
prizes will be awarded.
This dance is open to all Port
St. Joe students in grades six
through 12. The dance will be
* He is aware that the way to improve In the last five years, he has written
education is to work as a team. grants totalling over $2.4 million for
Gulf County's schools
He cares about people and the community
Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for by David Bidwell, Treasurer Democrat
locate it," said Al Devereaux,
DEP's Chief of Beaches and
Coastal Systems. 'We're looking
for automobiles and large appli-
ances which are capable of leak-
ing hazardous fluids into the en-
vironment, and construction
debris that could be a human
Hurricane debris cleanup is a
part of DEP's Strategic Manage-
ment Plan for the Bureau of
Beaches and Coastal Systems.
Funding for the cleanup was ap-
propriated in the 1996 legislative
Citizens with debris cleanup
information are asked to provide
the type, extent and indentifiable
landmarks to DEP by mail,
phone, fax or e-mail at the follow-
Department of Environmental
Protection; Bureau of Beaches
and Coastal Systems; Attention:
Marine Debris; 3900 Common-
wealth Blvd., MS 310; Tallahassee,
FL 32399-3000; Phone: 1-800-
226-4412; Fax: 904-488-5257.
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
World Wide Web: www.bcs.tlh.fl.us
BILL WRIGHT, P.A.-C.
Highway 71, Main Street
GULF PINES MEDICAL
HANK COZINE, PA.-C
102 20th Street
Port St. Joe, Florida
SEA OATS MEDICAL
DENNIS McCRANEY, P.A.-C.
8226 Highway 98
St. Joe Beach, Florida
"WE GO THE EXTRA MILE, SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO"
ALL INSURANCES ACCEPTED
GULF PINES HOSPITAL
The Gulf County School Board today announced its policy for free and reduced price meals for chil-
dren unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast
programs. The District's-Sponsor's administrative office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed
by any interested party.
The following household size and income criteria will be used for determining eligibility:
FLORIDA INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES
FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS
Effective from July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997
These are the income scales used by the Gulf County School Board to determine eligibility for free and
reduced price meals.
FREE MEAL SCALE
member, add: +3,406
REDUCED PRICE MEAL SCALE
Size Annually Monthly
+66 member, add: +4,847
Children from families whose income is at or below the levels shown are eligible for free or reduced
Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for free
or reduced price meals, households should fill out the application and return it to the school. Additional.
copies are available at the principal's office in each school. The information provided on the application
will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school
year by school or other program officials.'
Households that receive Food Stamps or AFDC "Aid to Families With Dependent Children" are re-
quired to list on the application only the child's name and food stamp or AFDC case number, and signa-
ture of adult household member.
For the school officials to determine eligibility, all other households must provide the following infor-
mation listed on the application:
1) The total monthly household income must be listed by the amount received by each household
member receiving income and the type of income it is (such as wages, child support, etc.);
2) Names of all household members;
3) Social Security number of the adult signing the application or the word "none" for this house-
hold member if they do not have a Social Security number; and
4) The signature of an adult household member certifying that the information provided is correct.
Households that list income information and receive meal benefits must report to the school any de-
creases in household size and any increases in income of over $50 per month or $600 per year. House-
holds that list a food stamp or AFDC case number must report to the school when food stamps or AFDC
is no longer-received.
Applications may be submitted at any time during the year.
Under the provisions of the free and reduced price meal policy, the principal or his/her designee will
review applications and determine eligibility. If a parent or guardian is dissatisfied with the ruling of the
official, he may wish to discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis. If the par-
ent wishes to make a formal appeal, he may make a request either orally or in writing to Charles Temple
Watson, Director of Support Services, Gulf County School Board. 150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456, 229-8256 or 639-2871, for a hearing to appeal the decision. The policy contains an outline of
the hearing procedure.
If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the school should be
contacted. Such changes may make the children of the household eligible for reduced price meals, or for
additional benefits such as free meals for them, if the household income falls at or below the levels shown
In certain cases, foster children are also eligible for these benefits. If a household has foster children
living with them and wishes to apply for such meals for them, the household should contact the school
for more information.
Unless indicated otherwise on the application, the information on the free and reduced price meal ap-
plication may be used by the school system in determining whether the child is eligible for other educa-
In the operation of child feeding programs administered by the U. S. Department of Agriculture, no
child will be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, national origin, age or handicap. If any
member of a household believes they have been discriminated against, they should write immediately to
the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. 20250. 2tc. 8/I & 8/96
PUT THE PIECES TOG&;z~i-zmIA
VINCENT M. IVERS. M.D.
INTERNAL MEDICINE SPECIALIST
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY,. AUGUST 8,. 1996 PAGE 7A
Enroll In A Hunter Education
- Course to be Able to Fall Hunt
Recognized by School Board
Inwaddition to finalizing plans for the opening of Gulf County,schools on Monday, the Gulf County
School Board at their meeting this past Tuesday took the opportunity to recognize the achievements of
three of its coaches. In the photograph above Oscar Redd, School Board chairman, at left, presents a
plaque of appreciation to Scott Gowan, Vernon Eppinette, and Jay Bidwell, right. The three have expend-
ed countless hours of dedication, perseverance and hard work to attain the distinction of leading their
teams to state championships.
Gowan, coach of Port St. Joe High School's track team, led his team to its third consecutive state
championship, and was named 1996 All big Bend Boys' Track Field Coach of the Year, 1996 Florida
Athletic Coaches Association Class 3A Boys' Track Coach of the Year and the 1996 overall coach of the
year for track in Florida. .
Vernon Eppinette, coach of Port St. Joe High School's basketball team, was named the Coach of the
Year for the Big Bend by the Tallahassee Democrat, and the 3A Boys' Coach of the Year by the Florida
Athletic Coaches Association.
Bidwell, coach of Wewahitchka High School's cross country team, was named this past year by the
Democrat as the Big Bend Coach 'of the Year, and the FACA Class 2A Boys' Cross Country Coach of the
Year.ecycling Largemouth Bass
Recycling Largemouth Bass
Anglers catch thousands of
largemouth bass each year in
Florida. Prior to the advent of such
organizations as the Bass Anglers
Sportsmen's Society (B.A.S.S.) that
advocated catch-and-release fish-,.
ing, many of those bass would have
Today, however, more anglers
than ever release their catch. For
"fishermen who want to release
Their bass, Game and Fresh Wateri
Fish Commission Fisheries
Biologist Dale Jones has several
"First of all, anglers intent on
catch-and-release should use barb-
less hooks," he said. "These hooks
the other hand, artificial baits such
as plugs or plastic worms are less
frequently swallowed and much
easier to remove.
Another consideration for -
:release Is protecting a bass' slime
layer. He said a fish's slime layer
over its scales is the equivalent of
skin on a human, and protects
bass from bacteria] and other infec-
tions. : :
"To minimize disrupting the
slime layer, he said anglers should
minimize their handling of bass.
and time the fish is out of the
water. He said the use of landing
nets should also be avoided, if pos-
are easier to remove and cause less Jones said anglers Intent on
damage to the fish." releasing their fish may also want
S Jones said fishermen- can to use heavier tackle than they
make their ooks babls babess by sim- ordinarily would to reduce playing
ply mashing the barb against the time and stress. He said it's also
shank of the hook with a pair of pli- best to avoid putting these fish in'a
ers. He also suggested anglers car- live well.
rv a pair of needle-nose pliers or Fishermen after a trophy bass
hemostats in their tackle box to should consider carrying a 1/4-
faclitAt4 hook removal.. '" '. I' inch steel'tape.'liht wght camera
The choice of fishing baits is and a handheld digitda`lfd'-l-eoic
also important. According to Jones, scale, which are now widely avail-
bass tend to swallow live baits such able. Jones said by taking length
as shiners or shad and are more and girth measurements, taxider-
difficult to successfully release. On mists can produce a nearly exact
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER,
Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for byine Camp. Acct of Ed Creamer. Democrat
Vote For and Elect
Roger C. Jones
County Commissioner, District 1
Honest, Dependable, Dedicated
rid ro lh l Ad\cnerr-en1 r j. For s, ThIeC mpi,n ,oun R: in p
Iv"- IT'S TIME
Vl^ ~ It*C
replica of their fish, while allowing
the real fish to swim free.
Jones said these and other tips
are included in GFC Education
Bulletin Number 2, "Recycle Your
Bass." He said single copies are
available from the regional office in
Qualified to Be
USAF Airman Ronnie R. Stevens
from Basic Training
Air Force Airman Ronnie R.
Stevens has graduated from basic
military' training at Lackland Air
Force Base in San Antonio. Texas.
During the sLx weeks of train-
ing, the airman studied the Air
Force mission, organization. and
customs and received special
' training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who com-
plete basic training earn credits
toward an associate degree
through the Community College
of the Air Force.
Stevens is the son of Irene
Acree of Port St. Joe and Robert
H. Stevens of Stone Mountain.
Georgia. He .is a 1995 graduate of
Parkview High School in Lilburn.
flDr"""ET F ,PDOL '
IOTE FOR BILL WRIGHT CIRCUIT JUDGE .
17 years of trial experience in,the Courts of Bay, Calhoun, Gulf,
Holmes, Jackson and Washington 'Counties.
First attorney in 14th Circuit to be BOARD CERTIFIED by the Florida
Barin Criminal Trial Law
Nominated for Judge 3 times by the 14th Judicial Circuit Judicial
Nominating Committee comprised of lawyers and lay people from
the 6 county area
%. Special Prosecuting Award Bay County Humane Society
Outstanding Young Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, Marianna
Taught college courses in criminal justice at Chipola Junior College,
Troy State University and Florida A&M University
Life Management Center of Panama City Board of Directors/
: Vice President
Panama City Community Correctional Center Citizens
Marianna Rotary Club, Board of Directors, Past Sergeant at Arms,
BILL WRIGHT Incoming Secretary
FOR CIRCUIT JUDGE Served on the 14th Circuit Lawyer Grievance Committee of the
"As the first lawyer in the 14th Circuit to be designated BOARD CERTIFIED as a specialist in Criminal Trial Law
by the Florida Bar, I feel I am qualified to meet any challenge in the courtroom."
PD, POL ADV PAID FOR BY ALETTA SHUTES, CAMP TREASURER P 0 BOX 852 MARIANNA. FLORIDA 32447 (904) 482-2376
THERE WILL BE A BRIEFING
With daily temperatures
reaching over 90 degrees, it may
be hard to think about the
upcoming hunting season, but
you should. Especially if you plan
on enrolling in a hunter education
Board Plans Meeting
The Gulf County Transporta-
tion Disadvantaged Coordinating
Board announces a meeting' to
which all persons are invited. The
agenda will include the Commun-
ity Transportation Coordinator's
Annual Evaluation Report, Quar-
terly Operational and Financial
Report, and the annual budget
estimates for fiscal year 1997.
The meeting will be held in
the Gulf County Commission
Room in Port St. Joe on
Thursday, August 15 at 2:00
p.m.. eastern time.
For more information, contact
Vanita Anderson at the Apalachee
Regional Planning Council at 904-
GFC's Panama City office at (904)
Please Vote for Loretta Costin
My goals for our school system are:
* The highest level of student achievement for each and
every student through challenging curriculum and high
* Safe schools/fair and consistent discipline.
* Parental involvement
* Effective use of existing resources
Additional funding through grants
* To be a hands on superintendent by spending at least one
day each month working in the schools teaching, work-
ing in the lunchroom, answering the phone whatever is
needed so that I am in touch with the needs of students,
teachers, parents and administrators.
Pd. Po~~i... ^ii|l..vP.j..rm h apag udso oetaCsiijjRepubican~~j.
OF THE "SHIP" (STATE
PROGRAM ON AUGUST 22, 1996.
THE BRIEFING WILL
INSIGHT INTO THE PROGRAM FOR LOCAL REAL ESTATE
AND RESIDENTIAL BUILDERS. THE
PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE TO.PROVIDE ASSISTANCE FOR
THE VERY LOW, LOW AND MODERATE INCOME FAMILIES
PROFESSIONALS WILL BE HELD FROM 1.0:00 A.M.
TO 11:00 A.M., (EDT).
THE BRIEFING FOR RESIDENTIAL BUILDERS WILL
BE HELD FROM 3:00 P.M. TO 4:00 P.M. (EDT).
FOR THE BRIEFINGS WILL BE THE COUNTY
POINT OF CONTACT
IS BO WILLIAMS,
ADMINISTRATOR, TELEPHONE 229-6125.
2TC August 8and 15, 1996
REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS
Lt. Gary Applewhite, the
Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission's northwest regional
training officer, said the longer
individuals wait, the less likely
they'll get in a course this fall.
"There's so much demand for
the course, it's difficult to provide
enough classes," Applewhite said.
"Also, as we get to hunting season
class size tends to grow."
He said' the GFC uses an
extensive, network of volunteer
instructors to teach the 16-hour
course. Some of the subjects cov-
ered are 'ethics, firearms safety,
black powder and archery hunt-
ing as well as first aid.
Hunter. education has, been
mandatory in Florida for young
hunters since 1991. jHowever.,
that will change on January 1,
1997, when changes made by the
1996 Florida legislature kick in.
Beginning January 1, only
those young hunters who have
turned 16 and are purchasing a
hunting license will be required to
show proof they've successfully
completed a course. Applewhite
said anyone Interested in signing
up for a course should call the
in August 6th, 1995 God
knew it was time and called you
home, and now we feel so all alone.
When ve hear "Amazing Grace" a
'tear still trickles down our face.
There was no warning, death came
so fast. You're in Heaven, home at
last. When our time comes, and
God calls us home, we'll be togeth-
er and not alone. And, until we
meet again, may God hold. you.
We miss you, Hankf!! .
Forever In Our Hearts,',
Your Wife and Four Children
PAGE 8A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1996
G Gulf County Commission Minutes ]
PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA ,:
.JULY 9, 1996
HIGHmAND VIEW WATER BOARD
The Highland View Water Board met this
date with the following members present:
Chairman Billy E. Traylor, Commissioners
Michael L. Hammond, Warren J. Yeager, Jr.,
Jessie V. Armstrong, and Nathan Peters, Jr.
Others present were Clerk Benny C. Lister,
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy. Clerk Patricia A.,
-Taylor, Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe. Wibberg.
Building Inspector Richard Combs.
Director R. Larry Wells, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson, South Gulf CountyEMS Director-
Shane McGuffln, Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford. Mosquito Control Director Paul
Wood, Road Superintendent Bob Lester.
Assistant Maintenance Superintendent
Steve Mork, SHIP Administrator/Veterans'
Service Officer Bo WllIams, Attorney. Tim
McFarland, and Sheriffs Deputy Joe
SThe meeting came to. order at 6:01 p.m.,
PAYMENT ON LOAN FROM BOARD OF'
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GENERAL
S FUND-Upon motion by' Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote, the Highland
'View Water Board approved a payment of
7 "$30,500.00 to the Board of County
Commissioners General Fund. to pay off,
the water tank debt.
SThe Board discussed the financial progress
made by the Water Systems in the past sev-
CDBG GRANT FOR HIGHLAND VIEW
WATER SYSTEMS-Commissioner Ham-
mond noted that the County has received
approval of-a Small Cities Community
Development Block Grant in the amount of
S600,000 for improvements to the Highland
View Water System. He requested that the
Board proceed with the engineering of the
With no further business and upon moon
by Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unad unanimous vote.
the meeting adjourned at 6:06 p.m., E.D.T.
Billy E. Traylor
Benny C. Lister,
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JULY 9. 1996
1 The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Billy E. Traylor,
Commissioners Michael L. Hammond,
Warren J. Yeager, Jr., Jessie V. Armstrong.
and Nathan Peters, Jr. Others present were
Clerk Benny C. Lister, Chief Deputy Clerk
Douglas C. Birmingham, Deputy Clerk
Patricia A. Taylor, Chief Administrator Don
Butler, Administrative Assistant Debbe
Wlbberg, Building Inspector Richard
Combs, Administrator/Emergency Man-_
agement Director R. Larry Wells,
Emergency Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, South Gulf County EMS
Director Shane McGuffln, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, Mosquito Control
Director Paul Wood, Road Superintendent
Bob Lester. Assistant Maintenance
Superintendent Steve Mork. SHIP
* Administrator/Veterans Service Officer Bo
Williams, Attorney Tim McFarland, and
Captain Joe Nugent, of the Gulf Count)'
The meeting came to order at 6:07 p.m.,
Director Wells opened the meeting with
prayer. Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr.
led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
RECEIVE BIDS (#9596-36) PICK-UP
TRUCK FOR MOSQUITO CONTROL-
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed
bids for a Pick-up truck for the Mosquito
Control Department (#9596-36), the follow-
Ing bids were received: Billy Carr Chevrolet,
$15.845.85: Blountstown Motors,
$14.950.00; Ed Morse Fleet .Sales,
$13,654.53; Cook-Whitehead Ford,
The bids were tabled for review and recom-
mendation by Chief Administrator Butler
and Mosquito Control Director Wood.
RECEIVE BIDS (N9596-37) PLAY-
GROUND EQUIPMENT-Pursuant to
advertisement to receive sealed bids for
playground equipment for District IV
(#9596-37). the following bids were'
received: Miracle Recreation Equipment,
$12,264 50: Montgomery Marketing Inc.,
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager. and unani-
mous vote, the bid was awarded to Miracle
Recreation Equipment, in the amount of
'$12.264.50, to be paid from Disuict IV
Special Projects and Recreation Funds.
RECEIVE BIDS (#9596-38) 45,000 SEA
OATS FOR DUNE RESTORATION-
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed
bids for 45.000 sea oats for a dune restora-
tion project (19596-38). the following bids
were received: Sans Soucts Farms.,
$36,000.00; Horticultural Systems,
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager. sec-
ond by Commissioner Hammond, and
unanimous vote. the bid was awarded to
SSans Soucis Farms In the amount of
$36.000.00. to be paid from the CDBG
Dune Restoration Grant.
RECEIVE PROPOSALS EVALUATION
AND APPRAISAL REPORT (EAR)-
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed
proposals for preparation of the County's
Comprehensive Plan Evaluation and
Appraisal Report (EARl, the following pro-
posals were received: Rish. Gibson, &'
Jones, P.A.. S14.069.00: Hamilton Smith &
Upon moon by Commissioner Peters see-
ond by Commissioner Hammond, and
unanimous lote, the proposal was awarded
to Rish, Gibson, & Jones, PA.; in the
amount of $14.069.00. to be paid from the
Evaluation and Appraisal Grant Funds.
CHESTER GANT PROJECT "MOLD A
MALE"-Mr. Chester Gant approached the
SBoard to request funding for a youth con-
ference,' for at risk youth, tided -Project
Mold a Male". Mr. Gant requested $500.00
from the Board, Following discussion,
Commissioner Peters moved for each com-
missioner to donate $100.00 from their
Special Piojects and Recreation Funds. The
motion was seconded by Commissioner
Hammond, and it passed unanimously.
TOMMY KNOX QUESTIONS DISTRICT
m COMMISSIONER-Mr. Tommy Knox
questioned eCommissioner Hammond as to
whether he considered It a conflict of inter-
Sest to serve as a reserve deputy sheriff while
sitting on the Board and making decisions
that affect the SheriffTs office. Commission-
er H..mmond stated that he also serves as a
volunteer fire fighter, and he has never been
Said for his service. He stated that volun-
teer service is Important, and he does not
consider it to be a conflict of Interest.
ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 96-10-
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public
hearing con the adoption of a proposed
Ordinance Attorney McFarland read an
Ordinance with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE
96-08, AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, BY
AND THROUGH AMENDMENT OF LAND
DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA, .PURSUANT TO THE
AUTHORITY UNDER FLORIDA STATUTES
SECTION' 163.3187; SPECIFICALLY
CHANGING THE LAND USE OF 1 ACRE OF
SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH,
RANGE 9 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Armstrong, and
unanimous vote, the Board adopted
Ordinance 96-10, repealing Ordinance 96-
ADOPT ORDINANCE 96-11-Pursuant to
advertisement to hold a public hearing on
the adoption of a proposed Ordinance,
Attorne) McFarland read an Ordinance
with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COM-
PREHENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA. BY AND THROUGH AMEND-
MENT OF LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULA-
TIONS OF GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA. PUR-
SUANT TO THE AUTHORITY UNDER
FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 163.3187;
SPECIFICALLY CHANGING THE LAND USE
OF'I ACRE OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 5
SOUTH, RANGE 9 WEST. GULF COUNT-'.
Upon motion by Commissioner Armstrong,
second by Commissioner Hammond, and
unanimous vote, the Board adopted
Ordinance 96-11, amending the Gulf
County Comprehensive Plan.
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGENDA-
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond,
second by Commissioner Yeager, and unan-
imous vote, the Board approved the supple-
mental consent agenda, with the exception
of the June 3, 1996 and June 5, 1996 min-
utes. The following Items were approved:
INVOICE ATTORNEY McFARLAND
($1,770.00) JUNE 1996 TO BE PAID FROM
COUNTY ATTORNEY PROFESSIONAL
SERVICES: INVOICE WALLACE PUMP &
SUPPLY 12 FIRE HYDRANTS AND
VALVES ($9,601.52) PAY FROM SOUTH
GULF COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIRE
< Commissioner Peters left at 6:21 p.m.,
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS UNANTIC-
IPATED REVENUE-Commissioner Ham-
mond discussed a request by Supervisor of
Elections Robinson, to retain unanticipated
revenue in her budget.
< Commissioner Peters returned 6:24 p.m.,
Commissioner Hammond moved to allow
the Supervisor of Elections to keep the
unanticipated revenue, contingent on the
understanding that this is a one time-
instance. (All other requests of this nature
must still come before the Board for
approval.) Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and It passed unanimously.
REIMBURSEMENT REQUEST GULF CO.
SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT-Chief Admin-
Istrator Buder presented the Board with a
request for reimbursement by the Gulf
County Sheriffs Department, for repairs to
the Gulf County Jail ($264.00). Following
discussion, Commissioner Yeager moved to
table the request. until the Sheriff can be
contacted regarding the request. The
motion was seconded by Commissioner
Armstrong, and it passed unanimously.
INVOICE S.M. MARLEY & ASSOC. BEA-
CON HILL PARK-Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Peters. and unanimous vote.
the Board approved payment of an invoice
to S.M. Marley & Associates ($150.00). for
marking the boundaries at Beacon Hill
Park. The invoice is to be paid from (S47.19)
the remainder of the FRDAP Grant for the
Beacon Hill Park, and (S102.81) from
INVOICE PANHANDLE GRADING &
PAVING/ 1995 ROAD BOND PAVING PRO-
GRAM-Upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner,
Armstrong, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved payment of an Invoice to
Panhandle Grading & Paving
($205,011.10). for road paving under the
1995 Road Bond Paving Program. The
Invoice is to be paid from the 1995 Road
Bond Paving Program, contingent upon
Chief Administrator Butler approving the
1995 ROAD BOND PAVING PROGRAM-
Commissioner Yeager requested that Chief
Administrator Butler determine If the con-
tractor or the County is responsible for pro-
viding shoulder work on the new construc-
tion roads and if the contractor or the
County is responsible for, providing shoul-
der work on resurfaced roads.
INVOICE PREBLE-RISH. INC. 1995
ROAD BOND PAVING PROGRAM-Upon
moon by Commissioner Hammond, sec-
ond by Commissioner Armstrong, and,
unanimous vote, the Board approved pay-
ment of an invoice to Preble Rish. Inc.
($6.329.88) for work done under the 1995
Road Bond Paving Program. The invoice is
to be paid from the 1995 Road Bond Paving
Program, contingent upon Chief Admin-
istrator Budtler signing off on the invoice .
INVOICE PRERLE-RISH, INC. 1995
ROAD PAVING PROGRAM-Upon motion
by Commissioner Hammond, second by,
Commissioner Armstrong, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved payment of an
Invoice to Preble Rish, Inc. ($882 33) for
design work and administration of the 1995
road paving program. The invoice Is to be
paid from Secondary Road and
Bridge/Professional Services, contingent
upon Chief Administrator Butler signing off
: on the invoice.
INVOICE/BUDGET AMENDMENT PRE-
BLE-RISH, INC. COASTAL EROSION
STUDY-Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner
Hammond. and unanimous vote, the Board
approved payment of an invoice to Preble
Rish, Inc. ($7.000.001 for Gulf County's
Coastal Erosion Study and made the follow-
ing General Fund budget amendment:
Decrease: Board of Co. Commissioners/
Reserve for Contingencies $7,000.00:
Increase: Parks & Recrea-tion/Professional
The invoice is to be paid from Parks &
Recreation/Professional Services.. contin-
gent upon Chief Administrator Butler sign-
ing off on the Invoice.
CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond. second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the consent agenda.
The following items were approved: MIN-
UTES JUNE 11, 1996 WORKSHOP -
JUNE 24, 1996 REGULAR; INVOICE -
ROBERT P. JONES & ASSOC. $1,415.00
FOR WORK ON AQUACULTURE PROGRAM
(PAY FROM CDBG FUND/PROFESSIONAL.
SERVICES); INVOICE SOUTHEASTERN
MECHANICAL CONTRACTING $4,565.60
FOR WORK ON LAND'S LANDING BOAT
PROJECT (PAY FROM FEMA REIMBURSE-
MENTf): INVOICE LIFE MANAGEMENT
CENTER/BAKER ACT BILLINGS ,
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond,
second by Commissioner Armstrong, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved pay-
ment of an invoice to Life Management
Center ($3,331.97), for Baker Act Services.
ALLEY ABANDONMENT-Chief Admln-
istrator Butler presented the Board with a
request for an alley abandonment at Indian
Pass Beach. He reported that he has also
received another request for an alley aban-
donment in the same area. Following dis-
cussion, the Board authorized Chief
Administrator Butler to look at the plat of
that area and make a recommendation
regarding the alleys located in that area.
The Board requested that Chief Admin-
istrator Butler prepare a schedule of pro-
posed fees for alley abandonment requests,
and present it at the next Board meeting.
EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL REPORT -
PROPOSAL AWARD-Upon motion by
Commissioner' Hammond, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed that the already accepted
proposal from Rish, Gibson, & Jones, P.A.;
for preparation of the County's Evaluation
and Appraisal Report (EAR), was contingent
upon the bid meeting the proposal specifi-
CHANGE ORDER LAND'S LANDING
BOAT RAMP-Upon motion by
Commissioner Armstrong, second by
Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved a change order to
Southeastern Mechanical Contracting for
the Land's Landing Boat Ramp Project, for
an additional 200 250 tons of rip-rap.
PROPOSED ORDINANCE "NO WAKE
ZONE"-Upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner
Yeager,' and unanimous vote, the Board
approved to begin proceedings to adopt an
ordinance providing for "No Wake/Idle
Speed Zones" on the Highland View Canal,
in White City, and in Overstreet. Following
discussion, the Board authorized Chief
Administrator Butler to sign all necessary
OLD GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE -
REFINISHING OF CHAIRS-Following dis-.
cussion, the- Board authonzed Chief
Administrator Butler to have uork crews
disassemble the chairs at the old Gull'
County Courthouse, before having them
refinished. Upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner
Armstrong, and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to advertise to accept bids for the
refinishing of the chairs at the OldGulf
PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT FEE SCHED-
ULE PLANNING/BUILDING DEPART-
MENT-Chief Administrator Butler pre-
sented the Board with a proposed develop-
ment fee schedule by the Planning &
Building Department. Following discussion,
Commissioner Peters moved to approve the
proposed development fees. The motion was
seconded by Commissioner Hammond. and
it passed unanimously.
GULF COUNTY SEARCH AND RESCUE-
Chief Administrator Butler presented the
Board with a request for reimbursement by
the Gulf County Search and Rescue
($1,532.59) for maintenance work to the
Search and Rescue Building. Following dis-
cussion, the Board agreed to pay for the
work from the maintenance department
Chief Administrator Butler reported that
Search and Rescue is also requesting
$3,300.00 for the .purchase of communica-
tions equipment. Following discussion, the
Board agreed to consider the request in
October, when preparing the 1996-1997
AWARD BID (#9596-32) FERTILIZER-
Upon recommendation by Solid WasTe.
Director Danford, Commissioner Yeager -
moved to award Bid no. 9596-32. for (210)
50 lb. bags of fertilizer to Barfield's Lawn &.,
Garden Center, in the amount of$7.800.00,
to be paid from the CDBG Beach
Restoration Grant Funds. The motion was
seconded by Commissioner Hammond, and
it passed unanimously.
PANHANDLE MEDICAL BILLING-South.
Gulf County EMS Director McGuffln report-
ed that Panhandle Medical Billing is still
working on the accounts that were taken
over from North Florida Medical Centers.
He reported that within the next month, he
should have an estimated amount of collec-
tions for the Board.
YOUTH ACCOUNTABILITY BOARD-
Captain Nugent reported that the Gulf
County Sheriffs Department Is creating a
Youth Accountability Board, to deal with
first-time juvenile offenders. He reported
that Mr. Phil Lanford will be heading up the
Board, add invited all Board inemberstand
the public to attend the first meeting at
7:00 p.m., E.D.T. on Monday. July 15, 1996
in the Courtroom at the Gulf County
PROPOSED FESTIVAL-Captain Nugent
reported that an Organization had request-
ed permission to hold a festival in
Wewahitchka. Following discussion,
Attorney McFarland reported that the
County has sufficient Ordinances on the
books to handle any problems that may
AWARD BID (#9596-36) PICK-UP TRUCK
FOR MOSQUITO CONTROL DEPT.-Upon
recommendation by Mosquito Control
Director Wood, Commissioner Hammond
moved to award bid no. 9596-36, for a 1996
pick-up truck to Cook Whitehead Ford in
the amount of $14,693.00. The motion was
seconded by Commissioner Yeager, and it
passed unanimously Mosquito Control
Director Wood reported that the low bidder,
Ed Morse Fleet Sales, did not meet the
specifications required by the County
GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE LAND-
SCAPE-Upon inquiry by Chairman
Traylor, Assistant Maintenance, Supervisor
Mork reported that the work crew would be
(See MINUTES on Page 1i)
14 Judicial C
Experience and Ii
Interested in Night '"
Are you interested in a night
course? The Criminal Justice
Training Academy 'of 'Gulf Coast,
Community College will be con-
ducting a Correctional Officer
Basic Standards night course
from September 25, 1996 until
April 17, 1997.
Classes will be held weekly,
Monday through Thursday from 6
to 10 p.m. at the Port St. Joe
North Side Guidance Clinic.
Registration is open now through
For additional Information,
please call Ray Jackson -in Port
St. Joe at 229-2760 (Tuesday and
Thursday from i, to 5 p.m.)' or the
corrections office at (904) 747-
3233 (Monday to Friday from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m.).
Spend Your $$ at Home
Shop Port. St.Joe!
JAMES E. "JAMIE"
Long, UF Director of
Tres Long, son of Ray and
Linda Long of Wewahitchka. has
recently been named Director of
the Student Advocacy Cabinet of
Student Government at the
University of Florida (UF). Long's
responsibilities Include making
sure the concerns of the student
body ar; addressed, P ,
LC'g" graduit'ed "fr'iffi A.C.
Mosley High School in 1995
where he was the drum major. At
UF he has been president of
Fletcher Hall, co-chair for the
Student's Party, and assistant
director for National Relations of
the American Marketing Assoc-
The University of Florida is
the seventh largest university in
the country; its student govern-
ment is one of the country's
largest and most successful. The
student government at the
University of Florida has an
annual budget of more than
Upon graduation Long plans
to attend law school at UF.
V'i.Ir I.-'LiTLC.JU. T L.'RTrSFM'-1
Bob Pell is the, candidate with the wide
range of experience that a circuit court judge
has to have.
Bob is the candidate that the Florida
Supreme Court has certified as a circuit court
mediator in both civil and family law cases.
Bob is the candidate whose eight years of
experience in law enforcement give him practical
street experience as well as legal expertise.
Bob is the candidate who has been a
certified law enforcement instructor since 1979:
Bob is the candidate who has handled civil
trials, family law cases, administrative hearings
and appellate cases as well as-criminal trials of
Bob is the candidate with the experience
to ensure that everyone will be treated fairly in
When experience counts,
elect Bob Pell for Circuit Judge.
Paid lPoitical Adv. by the campaign to e:ect Robert A Pell (Non Pruan-)ii t r ne :!;ir TiTie-orer
"Gulf County's Own"
His announcement says it all.
(Dated May 9, 1996)
James E. "Jamie" Lester
James E. "Jamie" Lester has announced his candidacy for the office
of Gulf County Property Appraiser. Jamie and his family, Robin and 10-
month old son, Trey, have been a part of five generations from Gulf
County. This includes 'his father, James E. "Bo-John" Lester of
Wewahitchka, his mother, Joyce D. Wynn, and his grandparents, Ed and
Marie Wynn of Port St. Joe.
"Since graduating from Wewahitchka High School, he has earned a
Masters Degree in Business Administration from Liberty University, a
Bachelors Degree in Public Administration, and is also a State Certified
Residential Appraiser and licensed Florida Real Estate Broker."
"Along with his education he has gained extensive experience in
real property matters, budgeting, and personnel management. 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 f4. 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, an4 continue to
play, an important role in our society, and protecting their rights today
ensures protection in the future. When he is elected property appraiser,
he will strive to keep the public informed of laws that effect them and will
stand firm in fighting those that try to take away home owners property
rights and those that affect our businesses which support our local econ-
"The people deserve someone that will stand up for them and work
hard to protect their interest along with being fair in valuing their prop-
erty. Gulf County means a great deal to Jamie because it's his home coun-
ty. According to Jamie, "It's not the beautiful rivers, beaches, or lakes that
make Gulf County so great. It's the people." He wants to be a working
property appraiser for all in Gulf County.
Paid for by th& Friends of James E. '"Jamie" Lester, Mitch Burke Campaign Treasurer,
Pd. Pol. Adv. (Dem).
Middle School Plans Orientation Friday Morning
Bus Schedule Running To Transport Affected Students To This Important Activity
The administration and ts
of Port St. Joe Middle Scl
would like to extend a welcome
parents, seventh grade stude
and all new students to the an
al Student Orientation.
Parents and students will
able to meet administrator
teachers, staff, and go thro
their schedule at this time..
program will be held on Fri<
by Linda Whitfield
Parents, the times for scl
are a little bit different this y
S New times are. as follows: scl
starts at 7:55, bus belltin the
temoon is at 2:30 and walk
leave at 2:40.
After a long, hot summer.
school bell Is once again ring
at WESI Mr. Kelley says he I
been anxious for the sound of
tie voices,, fa too long. This y
will be filled to the brim with
citing learning experiences
"Who's Who and What's Whi
Pre-K: .Joyce Groom; Ald
Janice Nelson and Teresa Re
Grade one: Joyce Quinn. Rhor
Pridgeon, and a TBA; Grade t'
Tracy Bowers and April Biduw
Grade three: Linda Whitflh
Randy Harper, and Marlene W1
Cont. Progress: Judi Lis
Doris Jean Whitten. and I'
S Ludlam; Grade four: Linda La
rence, Bill Carrn-, and Kim W]
field: Grade five: Esther Taunt
Joe Walker, and Lori Price: Gn
six: Becky Birmingham, Deb
Baxley. and Sue McDaniel, .
ESE: Diane Atchison, Pam SL
ner, and Renee Forehand.
Art: Sue Abreu; Media: Ka
Minger and Nicky Little: P
Bryan Bxley-.and Brenda Lit
,Guidance: Pam Lister; Off
Sandra Husband and Clauc
Badxey: Lunchroom: Jean Jo
son, Marilyn Causey. Zen Jor
Lillian Russ. Pansy Wymes, a
Sheila Williams: Custodial: I
Causey. Olivia Moore, Willie M
Culver. and Lena Weeks, a
Health Team: Nurse-Linda Ch
Aide-Brandy Beatty. and Psyct
Summers are often anticil
ed with feelings of joy. This st
mer was certainly the except
to the rule. More than 20 pec
Died in Wewahitchka this si
iner and WES would like to
press its sympathy to the fa
lies. It touched our faculty
with the tragic death of one of
beloved maintenance men,
Gortman. His smile and kindn
will be remembered. Clauc
S Baxley. one of our secretary
Lost her husband, Q. P. He wa
gentle kind man. The latest ira
V dy was one of our former s
dents, Ivey Crutchfleld. He w
my student in second grade a
was cherished and loved by al
Open House Will be on Tu
day,, August 13, at 6:00 p.m.
the classrooms. Please come
and meet your child's teach<
get a sphedule,'rules. regulatio
etc. At that mdeting, you will h
the opportunI l o6f signing up
:help the PTO. We need office
S and helpers. See you on the 13
Nurse Linda Chan would 1
to announce that there will
: free' physical for' Pre-K, Kinc
Sgarten, and Head Start stude
,; at the Health Department
'Thursday, August 15, from 8
Until 2:30. These are REQUIR
before entrance to school.
August 9, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
and lasting until 11:15 a.m..
The bus schedule for orienta-
tion will go as follows:
Mrs. Bryant will be driving
the North Port St. Joe bus and
will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Apollo
Street and Avenue A and will con-
tinue to Avenue A and North Park
Avenue; Avenue A and Martin Lu-
ther King Blvd.;' and Avenue D
and Martin Luther King Blvd.
Mrs. Myrick will be driving
the White City bus and will stop
at 8:30 a.m. at Hammond's Store.
If any seventh graders live beyond
White City, they should call Mrs.
Myrick prior to August 9, at 827-
Mrs. Purswell driving the
Beaches and Overstreet bus, will'
begin at 8:00 a.m. at Canal Street
and Overstreet; then will contin-
ue to Beacon Hill and Mexico
Beach. The bus will stop at places
on SL Joe Beach where children
are standing on Americus and
Bay, Gulf, Santa Anna, Alabama,
Santa Anna and Georgia, and
Bay and Pine.
All students living in High-
land View should meet the bus at
Highland View Elementary
Mr. Norris will be driving the
Jones Homestead and will begin
at 8:30 'a.m. The bus will go
through Simmons Bayou making
.stops where students are stand-
ing. The bus will continue to Pie's
Store. Any student living beyond
Pic's Store should call the School
Board Office at 227-1204.
Parents of Elementary Students
Meet Your Child's Teacher Friday
Meet Your Teacher. startil School will conclude each and you have noto registered him
Nowor her, please come by the school
Now that summer :is alrntsti !- .
over it's time to meet your teacher todayor call 227 1221.
for the upcoming school year. ULL NEKindergarten Students
Parents and students are Invited S JOE-- If your child will be attending
to come to Port St. Joe P O kindergarten, you must provide
Elementary School on Friday, ELEMENTARY the following before Monday.
Apgust 9 between the hours of 12 August 12: birth certificate: social
-- 1 ~ r- _-SCHuAO OUL -A _L : F.I .hi. ; the
ear. noon anda : 15 p.m.
af- School Begins
ers, School will begin on Monday,
August 12th at 7:50 a.m. It's
Important that students be on
the time and have all their school
ing supplies. Let's get off to a great
",,~ ~ ,,' .;
day at 2:00 p.m.
If your child plans to attend
Port St. Joe Elementary School,
security card: physicaU (witUii mnme
last year): and proof of immuniza-
tion. If you have not done so.
please bring them by the front
IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE
THESE ITEMS YOUR CHILD CAN
NOT ATTEND SCHOOL.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1996 PAGE 9A
Highland View Elementary
School will hold an Open House
on F Iday, August 9th, from 10
a.m. to 12 noon for all students
and parents to visit the class-
rooms and receive information
which will help to get them off to
a positive start this school year.
School begins Monday,
August 12. The morning bell will
ring at 7:55 a.m. and dismissal
time is 2:10 p.m. See you then,
( 26 years experience in Gulf County Schools
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o 12 years administrator
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Master's degree Administration/Supervision
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PAGE 10A THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. AUGUST 8,. 1996
A couple of months ago, I was
unable to sleep, and ended up
watching an episode of "Married
with Chidren". This was before I
had cable, and my only other clear
option was Dionne Warwick and
the Psychic Hotline, where they lis-
ten to a screaming child In the
phone background and mysteri-
ously divine that the woman has
children. The woman, (pronounced
"'Gull-i-ble") says, "Amazing, how
did you know that?" And for $2.95
a minute the psychic proceeds to
tell her other mysteriously obvious
things about herself.
Now "Married with Children" Is
Just 'hot my kirld of show. As a
counselor it makes me sad, actual-
ly. because I know how much Lv.
influences people, and I think
there are families who actually
think that the Bundys and the
Connors ("Ro.sanne'1 are "normal"
families. I have to strain to find
humor in the constant bickering,
and the practical grocery list of
abnormal behaviors in this family
who could keep me busy as a ther-
apist '(were they real) until retire-
in the "I love Lucy" tradition, a sit-
uation comedy that built on some-
thing we've all experienced, and got
us to laugh at It, and also our-
When I took me and the fur-
balls on vacation a couple of
months ago, I also took my com-
puter. And somehow, my power
cord got lost, or left on the hood
and blown away, or maybe the cats
ate IL I don't know.'After looking
everywhere locally and otherwise
for one, I found that I would have
to call the company that made my
printer. So. I set out in a perfectly
good mood to accomplish this. I
soon felt Just like Al Bundy.
First I got a warranty num-
ber-who told me my stupidity was
not covered by any warranty she
was aware of. Then gave me a tech-
nical number. They told me that
this was not a technical problem
and gave the supply ordering num-
ber. The supply people told me that
they didn't have that part, and
gave me a number for a referral
agency who might know who did.
Then, the referral agency gave me a
number for the company who
Anyway. I was up, and unable made the cords. By this time I was
to sleep, and there' it was. Al laughing helplessly, feeling like it
Bundy was, on Lv. trying to order was either that or say a few choice
some equipment for his car. And lo. words that not even the cats want-
and behold, actual comedy was
taking place on the show. For the A
balance of the show, the premise VA Services
was that: Al was "talking" to an
automated phone system that On Internet
started out sounding normal, ask- O nn t
ing about his car, etc. But eventu-
ally, asking really zany questions, The Department of Veterans
like, "If you hate your wife, press Affairs (VA) has placed Its directo-
on'.Allin all Al endedup press- ry of veterans service organiza-
neA o ; ,,,' ... tons on the VA Home Page, with a
gndj uso "7 dIre^fo'iflk to homie~pages of
wa.td This was truly humorous, each of 'the organizations that
The VA Home Page is avail-
able on the Internet at
http://www.va.gov. to the Home
"ONE CALT Page address.
''O N E CA LL L"VA Is pleased to provide new
entry points into the home pages
T'D and electronic message centers of
'DO S A- L partner organizations that have
done so much to advance veter-
A LL ans issues and causes," said VA
A L ,Secretary Jesse Brown. "VA is
committed to employing the latest
at Creditmasters technology to improve and extend
our ability to serve veterans."
we've taken the The directory has a listing of
38 veterans service organizations
hassle out of pre- chartered by Congress and/or
recognized by VA for claim repre-
qualifying for a sentation, complete with names,
r a addresses and telephone num-
nr used bers. The directory also has sec-
neW Or USe Car tions listing 48 other veterans
groups and veterans affairs direc-
or truck. tors for all 50 states. American
Somoa, Guam, Northern Mariana
CALL US Islands, Puerto Rico and the
"NOW An alphabetical listing of all
the organizations and a form to
Confidential Hotline correct or add information about
24 Hours veterans groups also are provid-
1-800-471-6364 VA's Internet site has received
high ratings from the McKinley
TOUCHTONE PHONE Group and Point Communi-
cations, leading evaluators of
Internet web sites.
For auto, home and life-
Being in good hands
is the only place to be.
ROY SMITH or LAURA RAMSEY
ed to hear.
The company who made the
cords told me' I needed to call the
number for the Florida division of
the company. Then the -Florida
division gave me a number for the
specific department which handled
ordering the cords themselves.
There, I talked to a wonderful fel-
low who said, yes, I was finally
talking to the' right person. But,
the cord was out of stock.
The upshot was that he
ordered the cord, and by the time
this column Is out, I'll probably
have the cord, and everyone will
live happily ever after. And, maybe
I'll be a little wiser. First of all, I will
have learned one central truth of
life ... NEVER, EVER LOSE ANY-'
THING THAT YOU HAVE TO CALL
A 1 800 # TO REPLACE.
And If you do, be prepared to
call every 1-800 number in the U.
S. I plan to get my own 1-800 #
soon for victims of this process. It's
the number you call after you find
out the part you talked to half the
world about is oh back order. The
1-800 number rill be called "1-
It will be automated, of course,
with the following menu:
-If you merely want to scream
once, press one.
-If you are wanting to scream
repeatedly, press two.
-If you are wishing to scream hys-
terically and throw the phone,
-If you are wanting to create may-
hem because you've had to call too
many 1-800 numbers, please call
1-800-STRAIT JACKET. They
* escort you to a quiet place, where
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1996 PAGE 1 IA
Drive Initiated to Purchase Sonar
Device Would be Used to Locate Drowning Victims More Expeditiously
Since February of this year volunteers which include a small
the Gulf County Search and group of divers who must work in
Rescue team has been called very adverse conditions which
upon to recover the bodies of two involve very low visibility (often
drowning victims, and has less than one foot), strong river
expended thousands of man currents, severe cold at times,
hours searching for the two. They and a large search area. These
recovered the body of Chris divers are willing to endure this
Horton, who drowned" February even at personal risk. They
29, after four days of searching. provide their own diving gear,
They are still looking for the body which is at a minimum $700 per
of apparent drownirig victim, Ivey diver.
Crutchfield, who vanished two Earlier this summer they
and a half weeks ago on. the were allowed trial use of a hand
Apalachicola River. held sonar unit which can locate
According to Corbett Howell, an object underwater (including a
chief of the search & rescue team, drowning victim). They feel -that
the unit would like to purchase a the acquisition of this unit could
DHS- 100 diver held sonar unit to shorten by far the time needed for
assist in recovery efforts. This is recovery, thereby lessening the
an expensive piece of equipment personal risk for the volunteer
at a cost of $6,750.00, and is cur- divers as well as the time of grief
rently beyond the financial reach for the families of victims.
of the unit. Howell said that in discus-
According to Howell, the res- sons with officials of some of the
cue unit is made up entirely of larger search and rescue units in
Search Now In Third
Week for Drowning Victim
(From Page 8A)
at the Gulf County Courthouse on Friday,
July 12. 1996, to work on the landscape.
GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE GENERA-
TOR-Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Hammond. Administrator Wells reported
that the injector pump on the generator
needed to be replaced. He stated that the
injector pump will be replaced by
Wednesday. July 10,.1996. ..
Chief Administrator Butler reported that a
request had been submitted to the Division
of Emergency Management, regarding the
possible use of Emergency Management
Funds for the purchase of a new generator.
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond,
second by Commissioner Yeager, and unan-
imous vote. the Board agreed to advertise to
accept bids for a new generator for the Gulf
County Courthouse Complex.
REQUEST REFUND ELECTRICAL PER-
MIT REFUND-Building Inspector,Combs
presented the Board with a request for
refund of a $25.00 electrical permit fee by
'Mr. Stokes. He reported that the permit was
not necessary, due to the power never being
turned off. Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Peters,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
refunding the $25.00 permit fee to Mr.,
The meeting recessed at 6:58 p.m., E.D.T.
s. The meeting reconvened at 7:19 p.m.,
PARKS-Commissioner Yeager discussed
; the continuing problem with vandalism at
Salinas Park, 'and moved to advertise a
$500.00 reward to anyone providing infor-
mation that leads to arrest and conviction
of the person/persons responsible for the
vandalism. The motion was seconded by
Commissioner Peters, and IIt passed unani-
'Commissioner. Traylor, discussed similar
problems at Gaskin Park. Following further
discussion, the Board agreed to place "No
Loitering" signs at Gaskin Park and Lands
BUDGET AMENDMENT SOUTH GULF
COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPART-'
MENT-Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Ham-
mond, and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to purchase (3) fire hydrants, at a
cost of $2,400.45, to be placed in Cape
Plantation as part of the water system
extension and made the following General
Fund budget amendment: Decrease: Other
Current Charges & Obligations $2.401.00;
Increase: South Gulf County F.D./
The invoice is to be paid from the South
Gulf County Fire Department.
GULF COUNTY PARKS RESTROOM
FACtLITIES-Upon' inquiry by Captain
Nugent, Commissioner Yeager agreed to
have the Sheriff's Department lock the pub-
lic restrooms at Salinas Park -overnight, to
help prevent vandalism.
J- JUVENILE JUSTICE SPEAKER-Commis-
sloner Peters discussed the possibility of
obtaining motivational speaker Milton
Creagh, to speak in Gulf County Schools.
He reported that the cost to have Mr.
Creagh speak is $3.000.00 and moved to
i have each commissioner donate $400.00
S from their Special Projects/Recreation
Funds. "The motion was seconded by
, Commissioner Yeager, and it passed unanr-
mously. Following discussion, the Board
agreed to req mest that the School Board
contribute the remaining g $1,000.00.
ADVERTISE BIDS HIGHLAND VIEW
BOAT RAMP-Upon ,motion by
Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Armstrong, and unanimous
vote, the Board 'agreed, to advertise to
accept bids for the construction of a boat
ramp at Highland View. The costs will be
paid from the Florida Boating Improvement
ROAD DEPARTMENT BUDGET-Upon
motion by Cominissioner Hammond, sec-
ond by Commissioner Armstrong, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved to
reimburse the Road Department up to
$110,000.00 for work done under the 1995
Road Bond Paving Program. $10,000.00 is
to be used. this 95-96 Fiscal Year and
$100,000.00 will carry forward- into the 96-
S 97 Fiscal Year budget.
INVOICE PREBLE-RISH, INC. COUNTY
ROAD 5--Chairman Traylor passed the
Chair to Commissioner Peters and moved to
pay an invoice from Preble-Rish, Inc.
($3,075.00) for work done to County Road
5. The invoice is to be paid from Secondary
Road & Bridge funds, to reimburse the
1995 Road Bond Paving Program, where the
invoice was originally paid from. The
motion was seconded by Commissioner
Armstrong, and it passed unanimously.
Acting Chairman Peters returned the chair
to Chairman Traylor.
CHANGE ROAD NAME-Upon motion by
Commissioner Armstrong, second by
SCommissioner Hammond, and unanimous
vote, the Board, agreed to change Fairview
Road back to Lister Landing Road.
With no further business and upon motion
by Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Armstrong, and unanimous
vote, the meeting adjourned at, 7:42 p.m.,
Billy E. Traylor
Benny C. Lister
"After two and a half weeks of
intense searching by scores of
sheriffs department personnel,
volunteers and friends. efforts to
locate apparent drowning victim
Ivey Crutchfield, 23, of Wewa-
hitchka, have been unsuccessful.
Literally thousands of man
hours,'have been poured into the
search effort, exhausting every
possible method and technique
available to searchteams called in
from as far away as Georgia and
Alabama to assist local personnel.
Crutchfield was reportedly
swimming and playing with his
dog on a dredge spoil sandbar
one-half mile south of Gaskin
Landing, when he went under and
Sdid not resurface.
A visual search by the Florida
Department of Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission and Gulf
County Search and Rescue team
of the Apalachicola River, down-
stream from where the accident
occurred is continuing during the
Everyone involved in the
search effort has marvelled at the
level of assistance offered by the
residents of We wahitchka and
Gulf County. Volunteers have par-
ticipated in the search effort, and
food, drink and comfort have been
provided to the searchers.
Three juveniles, ages 13-14,
have been charged with three
counts of burglary of a structure,.
according to Captain Joe Nugent
with the Gulf County Sheriffs
Nugent said the youths were
charged with the burglary of two.
residences in the Land's Landing
area, following an investigation by
deputies Paul Beasley and Tom
Godwin. Several burglaries have
occurred in the vicinity over the
past three to four weeks and are
being examined to see if they are
Beer, cold drinks, VCR and TV
remote controls, and weed eaters
were among the items taken dur-
ing the burglaries.
Two of the juveniles were
taken to the Division of Youth
Services, and the third was
released to the custody of his par-
the state, they claim frequent suc-
cess in similar situations. This
device promises no miracles.
Sometimes no amount of equip-
ment will produce a recovery, but
it would greatly enhance the local
unit's efforts, while lowering their'
risks, time away from their fami-
lies and lessen their operating
A fund has been established
at the Wewahitchka State Bank,
and any donations to it may be
made to the Gulf County Search
and Rescue team at any
Wewahitchka Bank location.
Is Underway to
Create New Agency
A long-awaited campaign to
unify management of Florida's
game and non-game wildlife
species, freshwater and saltwater
fish,.and aquatic marine life within
a single commission with constitu-
tional authority is underway
If approved by voters, the ini-
tiative would, combine the Marine
Fisheries Commission (MFC) and
marine research and law enforce-
ment sections currently under the
Florida Department ol
Environmental Protection with the
existing Game and Fresh Watel
Fish Commission (GFC). The new
state agency would be the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
'This action is vitally needed in
order to. eliminate confusion and
fully. protect and conserve the
state's fish and Wildlife resources,'
says campaign chairman Curl
Kiser. '"The Legislature hasn't been
able to get the job done for several
years, so we're going to take the
Issue directly to the citizens ol
Florida. With the feedback we've
received so far, we're confident the
Wildlife Unification Amendmeni
will be approved by an overwhelm-
Ing majority." Kiser Is a former
state senator and long-tinte advo-
cate of wildlife resource protection.
Both MFC and GFC commis;
sioners are appointed by the gover-
nor and confirmed by the Senate,
However, the Game Commission
approves its rules for freshwater
and wildlife resources indepen-
dently under authority from the
state constitution. Saltwater
species are managed by the Marine
Fisheries Commission -anc
Department of Envlronmenta
Protection, with subject tc
,'approval by the governor and
Cabinet, and also subject to possi-
ble acts passed by the legislature.
Under this complicated,- dua
management system, species sucl
as the brown pelican are manage
by the Game Commission, while
the MFC is in charge of the forage
fish pelicans need to survive. Othel
examples for unification involve
questions over jurisdiction in areas
of brackish water, the duplicatior
of law enforcement services, anc
the overall inefficiency of having
two fish and wildlife commissions
within the state government struc
"All creatures great and small
under one roof. Florida's critters
deserve that much," said campaign
vice chairman and Floridc
Sportsman publisher Kar
Wickstrom. "A unified commission
would follow the superb tracd
record laid down by Ithe Game
.-Commission over past decades
The change will minimize backdoor
political maneuvers and usher in a
new level of professionalism fol
"More than 180 state anc
regional environmental, fishing m
and hunting clubs have endorsed
the concept of a unified wildlife
commission," says Florida Wlldlife
Federation president Manle3
Fuller. 'With the help and support
of all citizens 'who care deeply
about its natural resources, we'l
get this on the ballot. and
"Along with the passage of the
Save Our Sealife amendment in
1994, this latest initiative will
Greatly improve the management
f".'sand conservation of the marine
resources of the state," says
Florida Conservation Association
Executive director Ted Forsgren.
S"FCA is solidly behind this effort."
If enough voter petition forms
f are gathered, the Wildlife
Unification Amendment will
appear on the November 1998 bal-
I Season Opens
t, The regular season for har-
vest of spiny lobster in state
l waters begins Tuesday, August 6
and runs through March 31,
f 1997. Spiny lobster shall remain
in whole condition at all times
while on or below state waters.
No person shall harvest or
r attempt to harvest spiny lobster
by diving unless they possess,
while in the water, 'a measuring
device. The bag limit on spiny lob-
ster Is six (6) per recreation har-
vester per day or 24 per boat,
% whichever is greater.
r .No person shall harvest or
attempt to harvest spiny lobster
using any device which will or
could puncture, penetrate or
crush the shell of the lobster.
S Also, the Florida Marine Patrol
S reminds you to remember your
lobster stamp and your dive flag.
License & Vehicle
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
. points during the week of August
9th to 15th on SR-71, near CR-
os- 275. on SR-22, near the Bay
County line, and on SR-71, near
9 Recognizing the danger pre-
s sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
i cles being operated with defects
s such as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equipment.
a In addition, attention will be
directed to'drivers who would vio-
l late the driver license laws of
The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
r means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida.
r ensuring the protection of all
There will be a public meeting
of the Downtown Redevelopment
,;, Committee Tuesday, August 13,
in the Fire Station meeting room
-- on Williams Avenue at 6:30 p.m.,
Y EST. The general public is invited
l to attend.
A Bird in the Hand!
These two young yellow-bellied sapsuckers (woodpeckers to the
unenlightened) were some of the young hatched from a nest
between the walls of the home of Bonnie Brown. She rescued the
young birds, and has taken on the job of raising them to maturity.
They are currently up to eating 200 crickets a day each (minus the
heads and legs). According to Ms. Brown, the young birds digestive
system can't handle the brittle heads and legs of the crickets. So
every day, she takes a pair of scissors and snips the chirping crea-
tures to feed her young charges. In the wild, the mother bird per-
forms the task of preparing the meals for her youngsters.
Advertising Pays--Call 227-1278 or 229-8997
to Place Your Classified Ad Today!
Your State Attorney
at the Hobbs Hotel, corner of Reid
Avenue and First Street in Port St.
Joe, Tuesday morning, August 13,
1996, from 6:30 until 8:30.
Donuts and coffee will be
PD POL ADV, PD FOR BY THE CAMPAIGN ACCOUNT OF JIM APPLEMAN, DEMOCRAT
CERTIFIED FLORIDA APPRAISER
EXPERIENCED QUALIFIED DEPENDABLE
NFL Quarterback Conducting Camp In Wewa
Quarterbacks and receivers'
from Wewahitchka, Port St. Joe
and Blountstown High School
football programs are spending
this week polishing their skills at
the Bill Wade Quarterback and
Receivers Football Camp being
held at Wewahitchka.
This is Wade's first camp, at
Wewa, but he is no stranger to the
area having conducted 11 similar
camps in Blountstown over the
past several years.
Camp participants are being
instructed in proper techniques,
conditioning, reinforcement drills
and learning ,how to read the
opposition's defensive set and
how to respond to different situa-
Five Points R/C
The Five Points R/C Flyers
Club will hold Its monthly meet-
ing on Thursday, August 15 at
7:00 p.m. In the Gulf County Li-,
brary Conference Room in Port
Any person interested in re-
mote control airplanes is invited
to attend the meeting.
Wade, a 14-year professional
football veteran at quarterback,
brings plenty of credentials with
him to the camp. He was a #1
draft choice out of Vanderbilt in
1952, who after spending two
years in the Navy, quarterbacked
both the Rams and Bears for
seven years each. He led the
Bears to a world championship in
Among his achievements,
many credit him with being the
innovator of throwing to the tight
end, one of Which was Mike Ditka
during his early years with the
Approximately 20 quarter-
backs and receivers are partici-
pating in the week-long camp.
Camp participants listen attentively to Bill Wade, former NFL quarterback, as. he explains a point,
Shown from left are: Wade, Ben Faurot of Blountstown, Josh Baxley, Champ Traylor and Ed Sumner of
Wewahitchka, Jarred Patterson and Doyle Crosby of Port St. Joe and Billy Traylor.
Gulf Has Two Young Men In
AAU Nationals in Minnesota
Shown standing in the photo above, from left, are: Larry Mathes, WHS Principal; Wewa Gator Coach
Jay Kearce, Commodores Coach Darren Mazeroski, Matt Kearce, his parents Lamolne and Jim Kearce,
and Wayne Flowers, WHS Athletic Director. A'
Kearce to Play Baseball at GCCC
I~~d't IU4ll dCdld vvV
Matt, Kearce, member of the
Bay County State Champion AAU
baseball team, recently signed to
play baseball with the Gulf Coast
Commodores. Matt is a 1996
Gulf Coast Community
College will offer two Basic
Handgun Safety courses in
August. The first class will be held
on Saturday, August 17 from 8
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the second
class will be offered Tuesday
through Friday, August 20-23,
from 6:30 to 9:30, p.m. 'This
course is required for a concealed
weapon permit and all classes
must be attended for certification.
There is a $27 fee for Florida
residents. Students should pro-
vide 50 rounds of ammunition
plus ear and eye protection.
'i Views On !Dental health
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.
How Your Sleep
How important is your individual sleeping posture, it's
sleep posture to your dental hard to change. At the earliest
health? More important than stage possible, try to teach
you may think. Researchers, you child to sleep on his or her
dating back to the early 1930's back. This is the healthiest
have discovered that certain posture for,the body in general
malocclusions (bad bites) de- as Well as the teeth.
velop because of long- Certainly, if your child is
standing sleeping habits. undergoing orthodontic treat-
Dentally speaking, we are ment, proper sleeping habits
now aware that sleeping on can only shorten the treatment
your side can cause improper time and make it more suc-
bites in the back teeth and jaw cessful.
joint, possible headache prob-
lems (from this cause) and *****++***********
even develop overbite and un- Prepared.as a public ser-
derbite. vice to promote better dental
health. From the office of
The solution is simple, but FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D., 319
is must be started early in life Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.
because once you develop an **********.*******
graduate of Wewahitchka High
School and a former member of
the Gator baseball team that has
gone to two consecutive Elite 8
He was named to the third
team All State and second team
All Big Bend. Matt was also se-
lected to the 1996 Senior Show-
Maritime Personnel Services
(MPS), located on Panama City,
Beach has been approved by the
U. S. Coast Guard (USCG) to give
on-site testing for their new cap-
tain's courses. MPS will issue a
proof of passing certificate which
the USCG will accept in lieu of its'
examination (however, the USCG,
remains the ultimate issuing
agency for these licenses).
Approved are the courses for
captain's and mate's licenses
:(inland and near coastal) up to
100 gross tons, OUPV (Six Pak),
upgrade from Six Pak/Mate to
Captain, and the 30 question
Rules of Road exam.
Anyone wishing to operate a
vessel carrying passengers for
hire must hold a USCG Captain's
License. In addition to captain
courses, MPS also offers license-,
prep courses for OUTV, Chief
Engineer, Able Seaman, and FCC
Marine Radio License.
For more information and
course schedules regarding this
new captain's course, USCG
requirements, or the other
license-prep courses offered, con-
tact MPS at 1-800-742-7067.
Two Wewahitchka young
men, Blake Rish and Brandon
Jones: are currently in Burnsville,
Minnesota participating in the 12
year old Amateur Athletic Union's
Both are members of the
Panama City Fliers baseball team
which has a 12 man roster, seven
of which are from Panama City
and the remaining three from
Tallahassee. Jones is playing a
dual role for the Fliers, at third
base and pitcher, while Rish is the
' Fliers' first baseman.
Currently Panama City Is
ranked fourth in the nation,
among the 50 teams competing in
the national tournament. The
teams were divided Into 10 pools
of five teams each, and. Panama
;City won their first pool 3-1. As of
Wednesday morning they were 2-
0 in their second pool, which pit-'
ted five teams in six pools.
A win Wednesday would
clinch the second pool and
advance them to the third pool, a
single elimination final set of 12
Both Jones and Rish are the
top hitter on the team, with Rish
leading all hitters, going seven for
1 O at the plate, with six RB's.
The Fliers lost their first game
of the tournament, 3-2 to the
Georgia Brewers, on August 3,
but battled back in the second
game of the doubleheader defeat-
ing Cedar Rapids, Iowa 4-3, on
the three RBI single by Blake Rish
in the third inning. On Monday of
this week the Fliers clinched a
win of the first pool, with victories
over the Omaha, Nebraska
Gladiators, 6-2, and Oklahoma
City Ravens, 6-0.
Brandon Jones combined on
the mound with Cameron Smith
'for a two-hit win. Rish was the
leading hitter with two hits in the
Omaha game, and Jones added a
Last week's issue of The
Star reported that Clint Moore
had been "arrested" for employ-
ing the use of illegal fishing
nets, when in fact he was only
issued a citation.
The Star regrets the error.
single. In the championship game
of the first pool, Jones had a dou-
ble and Rish a triple.
Tuesday morning the Fliers
picked up a win in the first game
of the day, and were winning 10-3
over Charlotte Express, N.C.
when the game was postponed in
the bottom of the .fifth inning.
Rish was two for three in the first
game, and Brandon Jones almost
hit for the cycle In the Charlotte
game, having a homer, triple and
Wednesday morning at 9:30
the Fliers finished the postponed
game. and then played the
Lakeville, Minnesota Panthers at
2:30 and the., West Coast,
California Prospects at 5:30.
Results were hot known at press
If the Fliers finished in the top
two of this pool, they will advance
to the national championship
finals beginning Thursday. Good
luck, Brandon and Blake. You
make Gulf County proud!
Blake Rish picks up a hit in
AAU tourney in Minnesota.
Indian Pass Marine
M B o 2178 Hwy. C30 227-1666 Port St. Joe
Simmons Bayou across from Pic's
BP Convenience Store
\ OUTBOAFtSD PARTS & ACCESSORIES
Authorized Johnson Dealer
)) OMC Systematched
Parts & Accessories
SERVICE & REPAIRS
<@ 'Call Ken
212 Williams Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL
BENCH PRESS CONTEST
Saturday, August .17, 1996
Weigh In Between 10 a.m. and Noon
Trophies will be given to winners in each weight class,
also an overall trophy will be given to the person who
lifts the most weight over their body weight.
-,EAS An EAS repre-
sentative will be available
to talk with you about
training tips and supple-
ments. Also, discounts on
all EAS supplements.
10-15% Reduction on all
supplements and all
accessories for 1 day
1 day only on reduced
rates for gym and tan-
ning bed memberships!
For the deal of your life,
JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
2251 W: 23rd St.
PANAMA CITY, FL 32405
A Children's Book Shoppe
" I CA 1I'D 'SOO
p, r ^ \
528 Sixth Street (904) 227-1636
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1996
Medicaid Cuts Affect Medical
Transportation Services in Gulf
30 Percent Reduction In Funding for Transportation Activities
Gulf County Transportation
recently published an article in
The Starthat explained the non-
sponsored transportation pro-
gram. This article shall focus on
the sponsored transportation ser-
vices (i.e. Medicaid), and the
tremendous impact of the recent
30 percent cut in Medicaid trans-
Medicaid has reduced GCTs
annual funding due to many
instances of friud. For example,
Medicaid recipients use Medicaid
transportation despite having per-
sonal vehicless, or other sources
of transport. Medicaid policy
states that transportation is for
those individuals who "can not
obtain or make arrangements for
transportation through their own
efforts, or those of their friends or
It is quite likely that many
recipients truly believe that
Medicaid transportation is a "free"
service, or that the one dollar per
trip co-payment covers the cost of
the trip. This is false.
Transportation is very costly, and
those costs must be borne by
There may be cases of fraud
in other counties, but Gulf
County has not documented any.
This does not imply that none has
occurred. It simply means that
none have been caught by the
Medicaid Fraud unit. Medicaid
eligibility is determined by
Tallahassee; not by Gulf County
From left in the photo, Steve Branson, mate, Jack Schoelles, Jr.
of Madison, and Captain Danny Tankersley are displaying a large
grouper they caught while aboard the Lady J.
Beat the Heat; Do ,.,,
Your Fishing at Night!
On the other hand, it is
understandable why a recipient
with a fancy automobile would be
transported. Circumstance of age,
medical condition, radiation and
chemotherapy treatment may
preclude safe operation of the pri-
vate vehicle. In fact, many pre-
scription and non-prescription
'drugs carry warning .labels to
warn of driving while medicating.
To offset the horrible cuts in
medicaid transportation, drastic
and innovative measures must be
implemented immediately to keep
the vans rolling. The Gulf County
Senior Citizens and Gulf County
Transportation are proposing -a
new concept named "Adopt-A-
Grandparent". Gulf County's'
senior citizens (on Medicaid) are
not exempt from the $1 co-pay-
ment for each transportation trip.
Most of these special elders need
only the two dollar round trip co-
pay per month. Imagine them
being on a fixed Income, and just
how helpful your financial assis-
tance would be to our treasured
For. purposes of confidentiali-
ty, your contribution of two or
four dollars per month, depending
on the grandparent you adopt,
would only be publicized if he/she
so wished. You would simply con-
tact either of the agencies listed,
above and purchase tickets (simi-
larto thoseat those e movies). Each
ticket would equal' one dollar, 'or
one trip. You would then provide
them to the grandparent to use
for their medicaid co-payments.
As a society, we adopt many
things,' including children, ani-
mals, and highways. This small
sacrifice would help our most spe-
cial citizens, and in a most special
way., ., ..
For more information about
the program, please call the Gulf
County Transportation office.
Your transportation staff includes
Transportation Director Johnny
Stanley, Transit manager Glenda
Whiting. Billing Clerk Peggy
Waters, and 12 dedicated, highly
Strained drivers. If you wish to par-
ticipate or have a comment,
please contact one of the above
listed individuals, or cL.ll 229-
6550. Or. you may contact the
"Senior Citizens Executive Director
Jerry Stokoe at 229-8466.
Vote for and Elect
1immy Wi llams
* A native son of Gulf
County, born and
*Qualified with 23
years of Experience
to do the job the
* Will be accessible to
all citizens with an
OPEN DOOR POLI-
* Will enforce the law
EQUALLY FOR ALL
Your Vote and SupportWill Be
Pd Pol Adv by Campaign Acct of Jimmy Williams. Dem0cat,
Come sundown most fisher-
men trailer their boats and head
home. Foi those who want to
escape the daytime heat and
crowds, fishing at night may be
"Fish bite quite well at night
and for a change. it's really a furi
time to go," said o;Lt. Stan
Kirkland, Public Information
Coordinator for the Florida Came
and Fresh Water Fish
Commission. "The three most
popular types of night fishing are
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for catfish, flyfishing for bream,
and bass fishing.
"The biggest difference .is
because of the darkness you have
to learn to listen to sounds, such
as a bream sucking a popping
bug off the surface, or a bass
striking a topwater lure. You also
have to rely on your sense of feel
for casting or a fish striking, and
Kirkland said for anglers who
go out at night it's probably a
good idea to fish with a compan-
ion in the event of an emergency,
and to make sure the boat has the
required lighting and other safety
equipment. He said it's also rec-
ommended that anglers wear
their life jackets and move at slow
speeds due to the increased dan-
ger of striking unforeseen objects.
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Phone 229-2727 Port St. Joe
PAGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1996
Plants Do Much Better When
Nourishment Doesn't Fluctuate
Time Release Fertilizers Easy and Efficient Solution
Feast or famine? That's a real
problem for many house plants,
and others confined to small
areas. Research has shown that
plants do much better when their
nutrient supplies don't fluctuate.
Unfortunately, when using regu-
lar garden fertilizer the nutrient
level is high immediately after
application but can greatly dimin-
ish before fertilizer is applied
Whenever we talk about fertil-
izers, we usually mention that
most plants need several periodic
applications throughout the year.
Soils have a limited capacity to
retain nutrients. Those needed by
plants for healthy growth must be
replaced regularly. This method of
applying fertilizers at periodic
intervals is a sound and accepted
practice. But, it does require a lot
of time and work.
In this article, I'll describe an
easier and more efficient means of
supplying plant nutrients, using
controlled release fertilizers. My
information on time released fer-
tilizers was provided in part by
Extension Horticulture Specialist
Dr. Robert Black.
Controlled released fertilizers
have been used by commercial
growers for many years. They are
liquid fertilizers concentrated into
granules and surrounded by mul-
tiple layers of polymeric plastic
resin. This covering controls the
release of the fertilizer over a long
period of time. When these gran-
ules are placed in or on top of the
soil, water dfom irrigation or rain
penetrates the plastic shell and
dissolves the nutrient core. The
granules then become tiny reser-
voirs of liquid plant food, and
these automatically add regular
amounts of nutrients to the soil.
Various formulations of con-
trolled release fertilizers are avail-
able. And, each one is designed to
release nutrients for a specific
period of time. Some release their
elements within two or three
months. Others supply nutrients
for four to five months.
A single application of a con-
trolled release fertilizer to flower
pots, or small beds, should be
enough to keep the plants at the
optimum fertility level throughout
a normal growing season. Over
very long periods, it may be nec-
easary,. to make additional applil
nations to keep the fertility level
These fertilizers have other
advantages. They can be applied
any time of the year. And, they're
moisture dependent, rather than
temperature dependent. With
traditional fertilizers, nutrient
uptake is slowed, or stopped alto-
gether, If the soil temperature
drops too low. Controlled release
fertilizers stop releasing nutrients
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only when the soil dries out. After
irrigation or rain, they continue
supplying their elements to the
With new plantings, con-
trolled release fertilizers can be
mixed into the soil. For estab-.
lished plants, surface applica-
tions are most effective if the
granules are tilled in lightly-
about a half-an-inch to an inch.
Be careful not to damage plant
roots when tilling. If the fertilizer
is applied to the soil surface, and
cannot be tilled in, you need to
wet the granules frequently and
thoroughly to insure release of
Generally speaking, you need
to use less of this kind of fertilizer
if your plants are infrequently
watered, have poor drainage, con-
tain high salt levels, or are grown
in areas exposed to low light.
For more information .about
controlled release fertilizers,
check with your local garden cen-
Introduce Your Kids To The
Wakulla Springs State Park,
Bring the kids to a special
introduction to Florida's environ-
ment. Saturday, August 12 at
Wakulla Springs State Park. From
10:00 a.m. until noon, Especially
For Kids, a program developed by
the park staff, will introduce chil--
dren five through twelve to the
wonders of the outdoors.
Especially For Kids will help
our children understand and
appreciate the beauty of our envi-
ronment, and the Importance of
preserving it. For reservations, or
if you need assistance to enable
your full participation, call 561-
7217. Wakulla Springs State Park
is 16 miles south of Tallahassee
at State Roads 61 and 267.
Job Is to
With the start of the new
school year just around the cor-
ner, Loretta Costin, a Republican
candidate for the Gulf County
School Superintendent's seat,
was the speaker at the Rotary
Club meeting last Thursday. Ms.
Costin used as her subject the
need to train high school stu-,
dents how to prepare themselves
for the next step in life, whether it
be higher learning, or a job in the
"Preparation for either is nec-
essary," the speaker said, "And it
is the responsibility of the school
to help with preparation of the
student to step into the next
phase of their life."
Breaking her address down
into three points, Costin said
schools should take periodical in-
ventory of the courses and oppor-
tunities for training their school
is offering; help students focus on
a career and encourage them to
properly prepare themselves to
the working world.
Under the curriculum point,
the speaker said the schools'
should make sure their subject
matter is challenging and useful
to the student and helps develop
his basic skills of reading, writ-
ing, mathematics, etc. "A student
should know how to think and
figure solutions to problems and
develop good personal qualities."
She gave statistics provided
the State Department of Educa-
tion by a committee of business-
men and industrialists listing the
qualities most, needed in their
workers. Their reply was for em-
ployees who' could think and fig-
ure problems, communicate with
others and put their ideas down
legibly in writing.
The speaker said Gulf County
schools are headed in the right
direction to providing students
with these qualities. The block
studies curriculum being adopted
this school year is a vehicle for
letting the student explore more
Robin, Trey, and Jamie Lester '
I would like to take this opportunity to ask again for your vote and
support. If for some reason I have not asked for your vote or had the
chance to ask you personally, I am asking you now. While! have been
campaigning I have tried to run with a very positive attitude and a
very clear message of standing up for the people of this county. As I
stated earlier in my campaign, I am not running against anyone, only
asking for the chance to serve and use what I have learned and the
experience I have gained to work for the people. On behalf of myself
and my family, thank you for your vote and support. Remember to
vote on Tuesday, September 3, 1996.
Sincerely Your Friend,
James E. "Jamie" Lester
Protecting and standing up for the people should be the first and pri-
mary responsibility -for any elected official. Jamie realizes that our
senior citizens have played and continue to play an important role in
bour society and protecting their rights today ensures protection in the
possibilities and take more sub-
jects. "Preparation such as I have
mentioned should begin as early
as the ninth grade and should
deal mainly with developing basic
skills among all students."
JAMES E. "JAMIE"
"Gulf County's Own"
. PROPERTY APPRAISER
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER, 1996
"If we don't look after our own people
in Gulf County; no one else will."
Masters Degree Business Administration Liberty University
Bachelor's Degree Public Administration University of Central Florida
A.A. Degree Education Gulf Coast Community College
High School Diploma Wewahitchka High School
2.5 years in Bay County Property Appraiser's Office
10 years in Real Estate Appraisals, Consulting.
Negotiations, Personnel Management, Etc.
SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:
State of Florida
State Certified Residential Appraiser License #0001087
Florida Licensed Real Estate Broker License #0532115
American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers
Course 1A2 Basic Valuations
Course 201 Residential Case Study
State Certification Real Estate Appraisers Seminar
Course SPP Standards of Professional Practice
International Association of Assessing Officers Courses
Course 1 Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisals
Course 2 Income Approach to Valuation
Course 4 Assessment Administration
Real Estate Institute
Course Managing a Business Brokerage Office
Course Managing a Real Estate Office.
Lee & Grant Real Estate School
Standards of Professional Practice 1994
Real Estate Specialist Inc.
Course Appraisal Board Course III
39 Years Ago, You the People
Called Me into Service.
Wayne White, left, pictured with Florida Marine Patrol officer Lou Levins,*
standing beside a moonshine still .
A SHERIFF FOR THE PEOPLE
Resident 41 Years 39 Years Experience
Pd. Pol.Adv.,Pd. for by Camp.Acct. ofWayne White Democrat
... .. . : .: ., :- .
ST. JOE RENT-ALL, Inc.
706 First St. Port St. Joe Phone 227-2112
The Gulf County School Board
consider a measure to increase
erty tax levy by 2.76 percent.,
A portion of the tax levy is required un-
der state law in order for the school
board to receive $6,923,340.99 in state
education grants. The required portion
has increased by 2.71 percent, and rep-
resents approximately eight tenths of the
total: proposed taxes.
The remainder of the taxes is proposed
solely at the discretion of the school
All concerned citizens are invited to a
public hearing on the tax increase to be
held o'nAugust 13, 1996, at 5:15 p.m., at
the .Gulf County School Board, 150 Mid-
dle School Road, Port St. Joe, Florida.
A DECISION'n on the proposed tax in-
crease and the budget will be made at
Publish August 8,.1996
FISCAL YEAR 1996-97
PROPOSED VILLAGE LEVY
LOCAL EFFORT .' 6.4
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCRETIONARY .
CAPITAL OUTLAY 20
": "" TOTAL 8.08
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1996 PAGE 3B
NOTICE OF TAX FOR
SCHOOL CAPITAL OUTLAY
The Gulf County School Board will soon
measure to impose a .820 mill property
Capital Outlay Projects listed herein.
tax for the
This tax is in addition to the School Board's pro-
posed tax of 7.198 mills for operating expenses and
is proposed solely at the discretion of the School
Board. THE COMBINED SCHOOL BOARD TAX IN-
CREASE FOR BOTH OPERATING EXPENSES AND CAP-
ITAL OUTLAY IS SHOWN IN THE ADJACENT NOTICE.
The Capital Outlay Tax will generate approximately
$456,483.00 to be used for the following projects;
Maintenance. Renovation, and Repair
New and Replacement Equipment
School Furniture and Equipment
Data Processing Equipment
All concerned citizens are invited to a public hear-
ing to be held on August 13, 1996 at 5:15 P.M. at
the Gulf County School Board meeting room, Port
St. Joe, Florida.
A DECISION on the proposed capital outlay taxes
will be made at the hearing.
Publish August 8,1996
REVENUES GENERAL SPECIAL REVENUE DEBT SERVICE CAPITAL PROJECT TRUST & AGENCY
Federal 41,300.00 870,483.36
State Sources. 6,923,340.99 18,562.00 72,634.46 396,739.55
Local Sources 4,312,177.00 183,000.00 468,508.00
Total Revenues 11,276,817.99 1,072,045.36 72,634.46 865,247.55 1,925.00
Transfers In 321,763.00 80,000.00 260,309.64
FUND BALANCES July 1, 1996 245,281.28 30,515.07 8,065.54 328,554.40 27,56.1.00
TOTAL REVENUES AND BALANCES 11,843,862.27 1,182,560.43 341,009.64 1,193,801.95 29,486.00
SInstruction 6,804,966.01 443,485.95
Pupil Personnel Services' 510,603.34 36,300.00
Instructional Media Services 278,958926
Instructional & Curriculum Development Services 126,147.00
Instructional Staff Training 122,721.76 14,973.74
Board of Education 137,850.00
General Administration 371,370.62 11,798.96
School Administration 1,105,379.48 25,418.54
Facilities Acquisition Construction 511,370.23
Fiscal Services .... 122,779.00
Food Services 618,396.00
Central Services 50,400.00
Pupil Transportation Services 613,801.00
Operation of Plant 867,381.00
Maintenance of Plant 549,131.00
Community Services 10,736.51 1,506.17 955.00
SDebt Service 335,339.64
TOTAL EXPENDITURES 11,672,224.98 1,151,879.36 335,339.64 511,370.23
Transfers Out 80,000.00 582,072.64
FUND BALANCES June 30, 1997 91,637.29 30,681.07 5,670.00 100,359.08 28,531.00
TRANSFERS & BALANCES 11,843,862.27 1 182,560.43 341,009.64 1,193,801.95 29,486.00
The tentative, adopted, and/or final budgets are on file in the office of the above mentioned taxing authority as a public record.
DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARDOF GULF COUNTY
THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES
OF THE SCHOOL BOARDOF GULF COUNTY
PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. AUGUST 8, 1996
St. Joe Assembly
Will Host Teen
after the morning service and all
are invited to stay.
The youth department of New
Bethel A.M.E. Church will have a
special program on Sunday,
August 11 at ts 11 at its :00,a.m. ser-
vice. The message will be given by
Rev. Julius Beard of the Highway
Christian Center in Ocala.
The Daniels family will honor
their father during the service.
The church is located at the cor-
ner of Highway 98 and Avenue C
in Port St Joe. The church minis-
ter, Rev. Calvin Griffin, Sr. invites
everyone to worship with them on
this special occasion.
Varieties of Broiled
For A Light Sunday Dinner Feast
Swordfish, with its unique
flavor and year-round availability,
is sought after by those with the
most discriminating taste. This
palate pleasing fish needs very lit-
tie accompaniment. Recipes with
few ingredients will truly comple-
ment and enhance the flavor of
swordfish rather than overpower
Two imaginative entrees to
feature simple, yet elegant meals
are Broiled Swordfish with Maca-
damia-Nut Butter and Broiled
Swordfish with Sauce Dijon.
Both recipes compliment the
hearty nut-like flavor of sword-
fish. The tangy taste of a pungent
dijon sauce Is a very simple, nev-
er-rall formula for swordfish,
while macadamia-nut butter
gies the fish a flavor of the trop-
Swordfish can be purchased
fresh or frozen in convenient
.steak-form- at seafood markets or
grocery stores. This firm textured
fish, iaverv palatable: once .you
have dined on it, you will join the
ranks of those who extol its vir-
Broiled Swordfish with
2 pounds swordfish steaks, fresh
2 teaspoons paprika
6 tablespoons melted butter or
1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
Thaw fish if frozen. Combine
flour and paprika:;. mix well. Roll
fish in flour mixture. Place fish in
a single layer on a well-greased
broiler pan. Drizzle 2 tablespoons
melted butter over fish. Broil
about 4 Inches from source of
heat 10 to 15 minutes or until
fish is broiling, saute macadamia
nuts in remaining butter until
golden brown, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat Add parsley;
mix. Pour over fish. Serve at
once. Yields 6 servings.
Broiled Swordfish with
2 pounds swordfish steaks,
fresh or frozen
1/4 cup cooking oil,
1/4 cup tarragon vinegar
I teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 clove garlic, sliced
Thaw fish if frozen. Place fish
in shallow dish. Combine oil, vin-
egar, salt, paprika, garlic and
Discover God's lovely
Long Avenue A
BAPTIST *CHURCH ,' \
1601 Long Avenue Port St, Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. & 5:45 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children's choirs 6 p.m.; Children & youth missions
7 p.m.; Prayer & devotion 7 p.m.; Adult Praise Choir 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music & youth'
FIRST SAPTIST CHURCH
Jim Davis, Pastor
823 N. 15th Street 648-5776
Sunday Bible Study (all ages) ................9:00 CST
Morning Worship .............10:00 CST
Evening Worship ......................6:30 CST
Wednesday Bible Study (all ages) ..........6:30 CST
i is a church ith a
that extends beyond our walls
To effectively communicate God's message to everyone.
To exalt God through contemporary Biblical worship.
To equip the saints for the work of ministry.
To extend God's love to everyone in our community
and throughout the world.
Come visit We'd love to hove you!
Dr. Bill Cook Interim Pastor
I Phone (904) 227-1180
Presently meeting in the First Union Bank Building
Monument Avenue, Port St. Joe
Sunday Worship 10:00am and 6:00pm
Call for times and details of other opportunities
In Psalm 127:1 we find,
:. .. "Unless the Lord builds the
Oliver F. Taylor house, those who build it
Visitation Minister, First r in vain" When I
United Methodist Church labor in vain." When I
counseled couples, about a
coming marriage I emphasized the need for a re-
lationship that included Christ.
There are Christian values which can be-
come the foundation of a happy marriage., In
our materialistic world it is easy to make plans
that only include things such as a house, a car,
an entertainment center, and etc.
The quality of the marriage brings joy in a
Christian home. Of course, the material things
are necessary for a good life. The better life in-
cludes spiritual values and Christ.
On Sunday, August 11th at
10:45 a.m. there will be a "Teen
Challenge Choir" rally. Teen
Challenge is a nationwide min-
istry that helps both teens and
adults who have a problem with a
life-controlling substance such as
drugs and/or alcohol.
"A government study of the
Teen Challenge program found
that 86% of those helped by Teen
Challenge were still drug free
seven years later."
They invite all to come, SEE
and HEAR of the life-changing,
life-delivering power of Jesusl You
will hear the testimonies of' how
Jesus changed and delivered lives
hopelessly bound by drugs
St. Joe Assembly of God is
located at 309 Sixth Street. There
will be dinner on the grounds
STRAWBERRY RIPPLE TEA CAKE
1 10-ounce package frozen, % cup butter or margarine
sweetened, sliced V2 teaspoon baking powder
strawberries, thawed V2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon cornstarch Vs teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour .1 egg, beaten
3A cup granulated sugar 3 / cup buttermilk
For filling, in a small saucepan stir together undrained strawberries and
cornstarch until well mixed. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened
and bubbly. Remove from heat. Set aside to cool slightly.
In a large bowl stir together flour and sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut in
butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside V2 .up of the flour
mixture for crumb topping.
Stir baking powder, baking soda, and salt into the remaining flour mixture.
Make a well in the center. .,
, In a small bowl combine egg and buttermilk. Add egg mixture all at once to
dry,ingredients. Stir just until moistened.
Grease and flour a 10x2-inch round tart pan with removable bottom or an
8x8x2-inch baking pan. Spread two-thirds of the batter over the bottom and
about 1 inch up the sides of the prepared pan.
Carefully spread the filling over batter in pan. Spoon the remaining batter in
small mounds on top of filling. Sprinkle with the crumb topping.
Convection Bake in a preheated 325'F oven for 35 minutes or until a tooth-
pick inserted near the center comes out clean. (Or, standard bake in a preheat-
ed 350"F oven about 35 minutes.) Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
Remove coffee cake from tart pan (leave in baking pan). Serve warm.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.
cayenne; pour over steaks. Cover
and refrigerate at least 2 hours,
turning several times. Place
steaks on well-greased broiler
pan. Broil 3 inches from source of
heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until
fish" flakes easily when tested
with a fork. Baste with marinade
several times during cooking.
Sprinkle with paprika and
chopped parsley. Serve with
Sauce Dijon. Yields 6 servings.
2 egg yolks, beaten
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons tarragon vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon style or pre-
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sour cream
Combine all ingredients.
Cook over low heat stirring con-
stantly until thickened. Stir in
sour cream. Serve warm. Yields 1
This column is provided as a service of the, Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc., a professional counsel-
ing and mental health center. It is not intended to replace psychological counseling or treatment ser-
My five year old son Is enter-
ing kindergarten this fall. He's so
small and he has been with me all
these years. I'm afraid he's too
young to be in school. What can I
do to feel more secure about this?
It's only natural for you to
worry when your child is facing
such a major step in his life. This
is a major step for you as well.
There are several things you can
do to help. The most important is,
to put a positive outlook on this
event for your son. Emphasize all
the fun things he will be doing,
like meeting new friends and
learning new things. The school
buildings are open during the
summer, so take your child up for
a tour. Show him where the
kindergarten classes are and take
him through the cafeteria. Help
him locate water fountains and
The teachers will do all this
when school starts, but getting a
head start can only help him feel
Make buying school supplies
a special event. If possible, make
it just the two of you. so he'll feel
very special. Maybe lunch out or a
special snack or treat could be
thrown in, too. The more he sees
this as a positive, good thing to be
doing, the better and less appre-
hensive he will feel about it.
If this is your only child, you
will probably be a little lonely dur-
ing the day when school starts.
Make some plans ahead of time of
things you can do to keep you
busy until you adjust to this new
situation. It would be a good time
to tackle special projects you've
been wanting to do but haven't
had the time.
Gloria M. Dumas, NCSP
Licensed School Psychologist
Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to
t Woshp t Ul
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
+Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Bible Study: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
Call 229-831 0
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
Join Us For Worship
Overstreet Bible Church
A Non-Denominational Church
Overstreet Road "
Sunday School '10 a.m., ET"' 't
Morning Worship 11 a.m., ElT r
Evening Service 6 p.m., ET Pastor Guy Labonte
Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m., ET Phone: 648-5912
Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
(1/10 mile north of Overstreet Road)
The Church of Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday School 9 a.m. CDT
Worship Service 10 a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m.
'' .' '
,AA FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
, 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
4 1 ? SUNDAY WORSHIP ...........................10 a.m.
SA T H ........ 11....................... a m.
... ... ... ....- ...................... .
*SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor
First United' Methowist Church
111 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church.....................9:00 a.m. CT.
Church School ................ 10:15 a.m. CT
CHRISTIANITY ON THE MOVE
Dr. Loule Andrews, Pastor Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZA-RENE
REV. BILL WHITE, PASTOR
2420 Long Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
Sunday School .........................................10 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............................11 a.m.
Sunday Evening .............................................6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ..................................7 p.m.
Catch the s ortSt.oe
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School ......... 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship ........... 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wednesday...........7:30 p.m.
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
i First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Worship Service 8:30 am
S. Sunday School 9:45 am
Worship Service 11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
Evening Worship 7:00 pm
SWednesday Prayer Meeting ...7:00 pm
Gary Smith Buddy Caswell
Pastor Minister of Music & Youth 2
Strawberry Ripple Tea Cake
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NOTE: NEW DEADLINE:
TUESDAY AT 10 A.M.
1995 Toyota Avalon XL, like new, 4
dr., must sell below book. 6,000
miles. Evergreen exterior, tan exteri-
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1983 Ford Conversion Van, excel.
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Truck for Sale, 1982 Ford F250, auto,
$1,500. 227-1280 after 6:00 p.m.
Truck for Sale: Citizens Federal Sav-
ings Bank of Port St. Joe, 401 5th St.,
Port St Joe, FL 227-1416 will be ac-
cepting bids from 8/8/96 through 8/
19/96 on. the following:
1986 Ford Bronco II, am/fin/stereo,
tilt, cruise, a/c.
Citizens Federal reserves the right to
reject any and all bids. 2tc 8/8
1993 Nissan Sentra XE, auto, a/c, cc,
stereo/cass., air bag, tinted windows,
S red w/grey interior, 2 dr., 52k miles.
$8,495. 229-6573. 2tp 8/1
1993 Ford Tempo GL, power every-
thing, new tlrps, 36K miles, $6,000.
Call 639-2046'or 229-8104. 2tp 8/1
'94 Ford F150, new tires, low mileage,
$10,900. 227-2049. tfc 8/1
'93 Ford Explorer, fully loaded,
$13,400. Call after 6 p.m. 647-8322.
AUCTION! Friday, Aug. 2, Aug.
9 at Port Theatre, Port SL Jde.
Starting Aug. 20th auctions will
be on Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
10% Buyer's Premium. AB1239. AU 1737.,
14' 1989 Fish & Ski Boat, with 25
Evinrude, in great shape. For more
details, call 229-9278. 2tc 8/8
Johnson 6 hp with tank, $300. 647-
8055. ltp 8/8
Boat, 16 ft Boston Whaler with new
trailer, also garden tiller, commercial
weedeater, 20 gal. fish tank, with
everything included, NO FISH. Call
827-2969 or 827-6222. 3tc 8/1
22' houseboat ready to take up the
river with solar panel andc outboard
engine or without Price negotiable.
Call days, 227-3268. 4tc 7/18
2 bedroom furnished and unfur-
nished available Immediately. Long
term rental. Parker Realty, Mexico
Beach, 648-5777. tfe 8/8
Gulfaire, spacious 3 bd/3 full bath,
appliances included, brick f/p, w/d
hookup, garage, plenty closet/
storage, very clean. Pool/tennis. $675
and .$300 security/damage deposit.
Call Steve 647-3311 leave message.
WATERFRONT.- St. Joe Beach Nice
3 bdrm., 2.5 bath home, unfurnished.
Equipped w/side by side refrigerator, '
trash compactor, wet bar. w/
Icemaker, washer/dryer, fireplace,
built in microwave. Parking under-
neath, $1,200 month, 1 year lease.
Fantasy Properties. 904-648-5146.
Mobile home lot for rent In Oak
Grove, $150 per month. Call 227-
7311; leave message. 2tp 8/1
Furnished trailer for rent. 2 bedroom,
furnished or unfurnished. In High-
land View. Call 227- 1260. 2tc 8/I
BEAUTIFUL, Bayfront Home, [
sunsets, access to St. Joseph's Bay, 3
bdrms., 2.5 baths, cen. heat & air,
two level decks. NEW, prefer long
term, neg. Leave Mess. 205-352-5940
Two bedroom, 1 bath unfurnished
trailer, located on St Joe Beach. NO
pets. 647-5361. tfc 8/1
3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1 block from
beach, 20x24' shed, 2 car carport,
deck on back, priyqcy fence backyard,
$650 month, $500 deposit. St. Joe
Beach. 647-3278' or 827-2906.
tfc 8/1 -.
Two bedroom, 1 '1/2 bath trailer, 1
block from beach. $350 month, ,$250
deposit. 647-3278 or 827-2906.
3 bedroom, unfurnished, 1 1/2 baths,
gulf view with access to beach by
boardwalk, 1 mile from state park en-
trance, $550 per month. $250,depos-
it: 647-5349 or 227-1235. No pets.
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfc 8/1
COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT -
on busy Hwy..71. One area 2400 sq.
ft, one area 750 sq. ft. Possible uses
furniture, antique. restaurant, bar,
clinic or general office use. 639-5608.
One and two bedroom apartments. 2'r -
blocks from beach. Call 647-3544.
ask for Jason. tfc8/. ,
'if ar ,
1,500 s,f. metal building and approx.
1/2 acre enclosed by chain link fence.
Located in Jones- Tomestead. Call Bil-
ly Carr, 227-2020. tfc 8/1
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 Administration and man-
aged by Advisors Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove &
cen. h&a, screen porch, carpc
* Large 2 bedroom apartment,
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house,
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a,
washer & stove, fully carpeted
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. hi
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, was
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
No need for wet carpets. Dr
them with HOST. Use room
away. Rent machine. St. Joe
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. tfe 8/1
Moving & Garage Sale: 15th St. and
Wysong Ave. Mexico Beach. Saturday
and Sunday, 12 noon 4 p.m. only.
Various household items. Good stuff,
come see. 2tc 8/8
Plant Sale: Friday and Saturday. Ele-
phant ears, and other plants, 515 9th
St. ltp 8/8
Yard Sale: 279 Angel Fish St., High-
land View. Dolls and books, TV's and
lots of odds & ends, Saturday, August
10,at 8 am. 1 p.m. ltp 8/8
Moving Sale: 201 Mississippi Dr.,
Mexico Beach, corner of Mississippi &
eat & Florida Ave. Take 5th or 6th St to
Florida Ave. Saturday, 8 a.m. 12
sher/ noon EDT. ltc 8/8
Yard Sale: Mexico Beach, 111A 30th
tfc 8/1 St., Saturday, Aug. 10. Furniture,'
household and something for every-
y clean one. Itp 8/8
Furni- Garage Sale: Sat, Aug. 10, 253
ffe 8/1 Charles Ave., White City. 7:00 a.m..
You name a fair price, and its yours.
New and used vacuum cleaners, la-
dies or girls small and med. name
brand clothing, curtains, wallpaper,
paint, mini blinds, Irons, small kitch-
en appliances, dishes, radios, hard-
Sware, Ig. turkey size elec. cooker, twin
bed frames, much more. Everything
must go! Itp 87/8
Yard Sale: Saturday, Aug. 10th, 8
a.m., 510\8th St. Itp
Yard Sale: 7466 Americus Ave., St
Joe Beach. Rain or shine. Lots of new
stuff, Sat, Aug. 10th, 8:00 till 2:00.
Garage Sale: Comer of Georgia &
Santa Anna, St. Joe Beach. Liv. rm.
furniture, kitchen table, microwave
oven, much more. Saturday, 9 a.m.
Sale, Lots of New Stock.
China, Crystal, Used
Big Barn, Hwy. 98,
Port St. Joe.
Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for by Catherine Barfleld, Dem.
I will no longer be responsible for
any debts incurred by anyone other
than myself as of this date, August 5,
JOHN FADIO, JR.
Window Treatments Installed. 8 yrs.
experience in installing all types of'
blinds' & shades. Have references. For
a free estimate, call 229-8493
CATERING & CAKES
Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Port St. Joe Call 2296326
Specializing In Reroofs *
Single-ply & Repairs:
"Where quality Is higher than price"
C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root'
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
SRt. 2 Box A1C,,Pot St. Joe
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
LIC EIP0013168 .INSURED
Fayo's Nail &
TOTAL NAIL CARE /
Certified Nail Technicianr ."
1905 Long Ave., *-Port St. Joe
Wolff Tanning System Call for Appt.
COINS BY THE BAY!
I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803.
Specializing In: Glamor Weddings
Children Boudoir Pets.
Special Events Model Portfolios
St Joe Beach 647-3318 rM7/25
CHEMICALS 8 SUPPLIES
Catherine L. Collier
Indenpependit Sales Represenimde
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
TLC LAWN SERVICE
"Catering to All Your Lawn Service Needs"
MOWING, EDGING, TRIMMING, SPRAYING,
FERTILIZING, WEEDING, CLEAN OUTS,
SPRINKLER REPAIR, AND LANDSCAPING
Call 229-6435 .fo 4/6
starting at $1169,
P75 Multimedia $1,365,
P150's from $1799
227-6590 or 647-3339
LOANS nD B PAWN SHOP
"The Uttle House with the Big Deals"
Comer of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Businesse(904) 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat.' 9-12
Harmon's Heavy Equipment co.
Specializing in Black Top Soil
BULLDOZERS BACKHOES *LOADERS *TRACTORS DUMP TRUCKS
648-8924 OR 648-5767 if no answer
LIC # RF0051042
FREE ESTIMATES RG 0051008
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES'
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821
Pressure Washing, Houses, Mobile
Homes, Residential, Commercial.
639-3028. tfc 8/1
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m :
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
;, Thursday, 8:0O p.m. .
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church, PSJ
can help with Skin Careand Glamour.
Ask about my August
Shella Printy, 648-5318.
* Custom Wood
A 8 R Fence
Fc/eainfg ald Cocrete1 Wert
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 (9041 647-4047
Average Stump $10.00
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
I -1c F
MOWING R4AKi WEEDING
C s Lawn
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach,
Port St. Joe & Wewahitchka
"I will work for YOU!" -CLYDE SANFORD
Mexico Beach, FL
Total Pool Maintenance
& Lawn Care Packages
. As always call us for your
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
INSURANCE FREE ESTIMATES
348 Santa Anna St.
St. Joe Beach 32456
Would like to babysit in my home.
Ages 5 years or younger. I live in
Mexico Beach area. For further infor-
mation call 648-4190. 2tp 8/8
5x10 10x10 10x20.
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASKABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112
29 Continuotts Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
9 y Residential
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
Flea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment/
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
1 FAMILY OWNED
S PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church. Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.
Plus Small Engine Repairs
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First St.
Surfside Serenity Group, ist United
Methodist Church. 22nd St., Mexico
Beach. Monday 7:30; Friday 7:30.
All times central. 647-8054.
A/C, Heating, Refrigeration, and Ice
Ventilation Sheet Metal Fab. u Natural -
Gas & Electrical Equipment Contractor
Harden e(acMe.a4 m
Wewahitchka, .FL 32465
State Mech. #RM006646S '_ "
e.#0666 Ernie "Cooter" Harden/Owner
Phone 904-639-2454 Cel. Ph. #227-5036 tfe6/20
0e J' CUSTOM HOME PLANS
6240 Hwy. 98 West
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
A ALLEN'S GULF
Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Free Estimates and Design
Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 tfc t/4 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Let us do the caring while you're away
CARE IN YOUR HOME, SERVICE LOW AS $8.00 A DAY
Serving Port St. Joe and the Surrounding Areas
Call Joey and Marie Romanelli
(904) 229-1065 t e12/14
HAT I I
Admissions Clerk, Emerald Coast
Hospital, self motivated hard worker
needed for 3-11 "shift Must be able to
work with public and a team player.
Computer experience a plus. Salary
negotiable. Call Bonnie at 653-8853.
Gulf Co. Association for Retarded Citi-
zens Is accepting applications for the
position of SECRETARY/RECEP-
TIONIST. The position involves per-
forming clerical, fiscal, and reception-
Ist duties for various departments.
Qualifications are H.S. diploma, one
year full time experience, or course
work in clerical skills; strong organi-
zational skills; being able to work In-
dependently. Submit three letters of
references with application. Addition-
al information may be obtained from
the office at 200 Peters St. (P. O, Box
296), PSJ, FL or call 229-6327. Clos-,
ing date for application Is 8-16-96,
Job Notice: The City of Port St. Joe Is
accepting applications for the follow-
LAB TECHNICIAN, $7.19/HR. Appli-
cation and Job description may be
picked up and returned to the Munic-
ipal Building. 305 Fifth St., August 8-
The 'City of Port St. Joe enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy and Is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis
Cfty Clerk 2tc8/8
Part-time driver needed. Mail refer-
ences to Driver: P. 0. Box 308. Port,
St ,oe, FL 32457. ,
management office, requires customer
interface, good telephone skills, com-
puter experience. Full time position
with benefits. Fantasy Properties.
648-5146. 1tc 8/8
Bay St. Joseph Care Center now has
openings for Certified Nursing As-
sistants on both 7-3 and 11-7 shifts.
Benefits include excellent health insu-
rance program. Please apply in per-
son. 220 Ninth St., Port SL Joe
Cook/Dietary Aide, two positions.
currently available. Rotating shifts, no
late night hours. Pay scale based on.
years of experience. Very affordable
health insurance plan. Please contact:
Barbara Baxter. Bay SL Joseph Care'
Center. 220 Ninth St.. Port St. Joe. FL'
32456. 229-8244. tfe 8/1
Kitchen manager wanted for year
round restaurant. Pay rate based on
experience. Send resume to: Resume,
P. 0. Box 13564. Mexico Beach. FL
32410. tfc 8/1
,.. I .p. '.
210 Sandlewood Blvd. $79,900
.%..:. ri, e
3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Land: 339 Acre, Corner
SPECIAL FEATURES: Beach house w/3 decks, steps to Gulf
and Bay, wet bar in bedroom, sliding glass doors to all decks,
frame 2 story home only 5 years old. Price includes: range,
refrig., dishwasher, microwave, carpet, drapes and blinds.
Licensed, real estate agent wanted.
Full or part-time -position available.
Call 227-1892. tfc 8/1
Now hiring waiters, waitresses, cooks,
dishwashers, full or part time, flexible
hours. Apply Julie's Restaurant, 222
Reid Ave., Port St. Joe. tfc 8/1
LOOKING for mature individual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
lea 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 8/1
POSTAL JOBS, Port St Joe area.
S13.27/hr to start, plus benefits. Car-
riers, sorters, clerks, computer train-
ees. For an application and exami in
formation, call 1-800-270-8015. ext
2334, 9 am to 9 pm 7 days. 3tp 7/25
St. Joseph Bay Country Club has a
40 hour per week position available .in
pro shop. Duties include collection of
course fees, range fees and assist in
pro's merchandise sales. Weekends
often required. Applications can be
played In pro shop or with bookkeep-
er. 3tc 8/1
Wanted Hiring Nowl Demonstrators
for Christmas ArOund the World/Gifts
by House of Lloyd. If you're looking
for a flexible Job you can work around
your present schedule, you should be
a House of Lloyd demonstrator! You
can set your own hours & your com-
missions should easily average more
than $15 per hour. There's no cash
Investment. Recruiting now, so call
today about becoming a demonstrator
or hostess Kim Lewis (904) 227-
1795. Itc 8/1
Part time position available. Rotating
duties include waitressing, bartend-
ing, and light cooking. Experience
helpful but will train. Some weekends
and occasional evenings required. Ap-
ply at St. Joseph Bay Country Club
restaurant or with bookkeeper.
Now Hiring! (Under New Man-
agement) Positions now avail-
able for full and part-time
closer. We are looking for
someone who is reliable, hard-
working and honest. Apply at
Subway, 101 Monument Ave.,
Poit St. Joe, FL 2tp 8/1
Reservationist/office work. full time
or part time. Call Gulfaire Vacation
Rentals. 648-5716. 2tc 8/I
PORT ST. JOE
Church Secretary needed, 9-3 p.m.,
Monday Friday. Apply at First Bap-
tist Church, 823 15th Street, Mexico
Beach, 648-5776, 9 noon central,
Monday Friday. 2tc 8/1
Experienced yard care person. Bar-
field's. 229-2727. tfc 8/1
Bookkeeping helper needed. Ap-
proximately 15 hours per week. Pay-
roll, A/R, A/P. Call 227-1757 for
appt. 3tc 7/25
LOST: Lost kitten, light brown and
tan approximately 5 months old. Lost
from Palm Blvd. If found, call 229-
6338. ltc 8/8
Computer monitor printer key-
board for sale. IBM PS/I. 486 SX, 25
Mhz, 170 MB hard disk. 4 mb memo-
ry. Can use 3.5 and 5.25 disks. Mo-
dem, Windows, lots of programs.
games. LX-800 printer. Complete,
$700. Marilyn Collier. work 229-8691
or home (after 5) 229-6543. 3tc 8/8
Sharp electronic cash register plus
check-out counter, $250. Two four ft.
magazine racks, $25 : ea. Wood
shelves, various lengths, $15 up: Two
four ft. glass display fixtures, $50
each. One clothing rack, $40. At the
Variety Nook, Wewa. 639-9070.
New 7' cast net for sale. Call Wayne at-
229-,9070. Also will build repair cus-
tom nets. 4tp 8/8
Whirlpool washer 2 .speed, 4 cycle,
$75; Frigidaire dryer, auto.; $60. Kir-
by Heritage vacuum, $60, all for
$150. 229-8341. ltp 8/8
HIGH SAND DUNES on first tier lot in
Treasure Shores Subdivision.
Dedicated access to beach. Gulf view,
* 1/4 acre corner lot. New price:
FISHERMENI 112 acre well-
elevated land on Blossom Hill Road (3
lots total). Prime building lot. Owner
will finance with 113 down.
.Builders-temporary power pole,
$100. 105 N. 26th St. Mexico Beach.
648-8737. 2tp 8/1
Remodeling sale: living room sofa,
green w/brush roses, sofa green w/
peach flowers. All fabric in mint cond.
Assorted oak tables. Some antiques.
229-8414 or 227-1517. ltc 8/8
Oak roll top computer .desk w/chair
from Harrison House, 6 mo. old,
$650, Ig. oak bedroom set, $1,500,
executive desk, $350, white laminate
children's desk $35, Ig. metal desk,
$45. Traditional mahogany dining
room set with china cabinet, $1,500,
white. Sears riding lawn, mower,
$500. Laminate. dresser with mirror,
$55. Call Barbara at 229-8221 or
229-6742. Itc 8/8
8' mesh satellite dish, complete sys-
tem. 229-8978 after 5:30. tfc 8/1
1991, Destiny Omni .'mobile home,
14'x52', 2 bdrm., 1 ba., all electric,
cen. h&a, upgraded features, must be
moted. $13.000. Call 647-3581.
NEX MICRO Computer Sales &
Service. PIONEX Pentium 100 Multi-
media $1699.14" SGA-monltor, 16 Mb
EDO RAM 1.2 Gb Western Digital HD,
Intel Trident Chipset 256k Pipelined
Cache Toshiba 6X CD ROM 2 Mb
MPEG Video. Windows 3.11, Perfect
Office Quicken SEt & 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 tfc 8/1
Child Care Will keep
children in my home. Have 3 open-
ings left. All day or after school.
Reasonable rates in a good environ-
ment Big fenced In back yard. Call
Teresa, 229-8624 day or night
PORT ST. JOE
SIMMONS BAYOU. Beautiful bay view to construct your dream
home. Lots of foliage and mature trees. $800 per front foot.
TREASURE BAY, large lot with bay view and access road.
Approx. .6 acres. Very attractive area In which to build! $17,000.
INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY (Overstreet). 3 lots each over an
acre with plenty of waterway frontage. 2 lots are $15,000 each.
1. lot Is $25,000.
2109 Palm Blvd. $82,500
' f.aS a ff i f i l "
3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Land: 1I1/2 lois
SPECIAL FEATURES: One story block rambler with in-
ground pool, auto. filtering system, special hurricane
protection awnings, thermal windows, ex. Ig family
room, central heat and air. Price includes range, dish-
washer, carpet and blinds.
PORT ST. JOE
- Elizabeth W. Thompson
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
Office: Hwy. 98 at 19th St., Mexico Beach
Mailing Address: Rt; 3, Box 167, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FAX. (904) 648-4247
904-648-5683 or 1-800-582-2990
After Hours: Jay Rish, Associate Broker, 904-229-1070,
Brenda Miller, Salesperson, 904/648-5435
We Have LOTS of Lots!
We're Your Owner Financing Specialist! We have a huge inventory
available witn excellent terms. Call for more details.
GULF FRONT TRACTS
One lot 100'x 700+ ............................................ ......... 89,500.00
Gulf front tract 100' x 1000, 2.3 acres located just past Cape Dunes.
......................................................... ....... .... ......$ 190 ,000 .00
One gulf front tract 100' x 564', central water available. Flood insur-
ance available. Make offer,............. ........ $160,000.00.
Inland Lots 3 & 4, 83.33 x 190' .............................ea. $29,500.00
Lot #18, 95'x 166.67' ......................price $19,500.00
BAY FRONT LOT
New Listing: 200' x 240 at the head of St. Joe Bay. Owner will
finance ............. ...... ...................... ................$110,000.00
GULF SIDE LOTS
Lots #9, #10 and #11, Cape San Bias Shores, across street from
Gulf. 75'x100'. ........................ ............. ......... $40,000.00
One lot 50' x 100' on Gulf Shore Drive. ....................... $23,500.00
Indian Lagoon Front.
8 lots 100' x 350'-400' more or less ............ .... $12,500.00 ea.
9 Lots 100oo' x 00'-350' more or less ........................ $12,500.00 ea.
Discount for purchase of several. Owner financing.
SUNSHINE FARM #17, GULF COUNTY
Five (5) acres Owner financing. ..................... $20,000.00
ST. JOSEPH SHORES (between St. Joe Beach & Port St. Joe)
Across from beach with 160' of highway frontage. Owner financing.
BREAK OWNER SAYS SELL!V
MAKE OFFER! 1005 Garrison Ave. Nice 3 BR 2
S1/2 bath 2 story brick home w'vinyl siding, 90/x 150' lot in
quiet neighborhood. 5 years old, excel: cond., Ig.;Fla. rm.. Hunter -
fans, tile in kitchen & baths, sold mahogany front ddbt w/side-
lights, dbi garage, washer/dryer, dishwasher, solid oak cabinets
in kitchen & baths, CH&A, Ig. front porch, privacy fence in
back ya5rd. Appraised at $115,000. Priced to sell
at $109,900.00. Call Jay Rish.
Look for us on the Internet at http://www.homtown.com/thompson
Call us for all of your real estate needs,
whether renting, buying or selling.
Joy Holder 648-8493
Fantasy Proper ties, Inc Molra Rtch64217
Joan Smlthwick 648-4150
1200 U. S. Hwy. 98 John M. Delorme, Realtor
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Ellen F 3633 R
(904) 648-5146 or -800458-74 Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478 647-8939
SMexico Beach Beachside, 102 S. 36th St. Nice 2 bd., 1 ba.
brick cottage, just steps to the beach. Carport, cen. heat
and air, located on 75'xlOO' lot. $99,900.,
Mexico Beach Waterfront Dunes 4. Nice 2 bd., I ba. upstairs
unit with nice deck overloolWl f.3ait is furnished and has
new central heat/air, all elec.rlnl'th icemaker refrigerator,
microwave, dishwasher. Priced to sell. $79,900. Excellent rental
8231 Gulfaire Townhomes, U. S. 98, Gulfaire Beach. Beautiful
2 Br 2.5 Bati, i f.iti oAei, ion over
upper deck U INlfstlTri lellU main-
tained unit. Furnished. Excellent rental. Very good price,
7799 Hwy 98, St. Joe Beach Far N Away Beautifully deco-
. rated 3 Br 2 Ba half of duplex, completely remodeled in 1992.
1 Br 1 Ba downstairs, 2 Br I Ba upstairs. Washer,'dryer, new
C-/A. Excellent rental. $199,000
MEXICO BEACH BEACHSIDE
126 Circle Dr. Great View --econd lot from beach- 3 Br2 ba
,.home, Flo, hRhAI AT. pprox.
.1212 sq. ft. S'h78.o- moreor 1 .'_xcI1ent rental. $150,000.
105 S. 32nd St. 3 Br 2 Ba brick home, carport and screened
porch, completely furnished, CH/A, approx. 1000 sq. ft., 75' X
105' lot. Good rental! $125,000
31st St. and Highway 98 Sea Gull Duplex. Each side has I Br
,1 Ba. Partially furnished.. Approx. 100' highway frontage.
Zoned tourist commercial. Possible owner financing. $90,000
ACROSS HIGHWAY FROM BEACH
207 Arkansas. 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath, mobile- home, 14'x70' with
Florida rm. addition. 75'x125' landscaped lot, 2 storage sheds,
new kitchen cabinets, must see. $69,900.
801 Maryland Dr. Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. 14x70' mobile home. Cen.
heat/air, large deck, 18' boat goes with it! $51,900.
8th St. Very good condition, 2 bd., 2 Ig. baths, double wide, 1600
sq. ft, cen.h/a, carpet, laundry rm., lg, kitchen, refrigerator; dish-
washer, washer/dryer, ceiling fans, awnings on front windows,
large deck off living room and bedroom, fireplace in living room,
beautiful yard. A must see! $72,500.
Mexico Beach 121 First St. 3 Br 1 Ba, stilt home, well main-
tained, new carpet CH.'A. Less than 1 block to dedicated
beach. 50' X 122' lot Reduced to $64,600.
109 38th St. N. Canal front attractive 2 bd., 2 ba. home on pil-
ings, large deck, furnished, new carpet, new roof; covered
boat slip w/motorized lift, dock & seawall. $210,000.
117 First St. 2 Br 1 Ba stilt beach house. Nice weekend retreat.
Completely furnished. Window A/C. Approx 1000 SF.
Approx. 50' X 122' lot. Exc" LD. $49,000
Hwy 98 & 10th St. Jolly Roger Pizza & Bakery Business -
Well established business. Excellent location in high traffic
area of Mexico Beach. Owner financing available. $49,000
9411 Auger Ave. 3 Br 2 Ba'.home, CH/A, appliances, nice and
roomy approx 1500 sq. ft. 75' X 100' fenced lot. $79,900
203 Beacon Rd. Absolutely beautiful! Large gulf view, 3 bdi-m., 2
Sba. home. Has big deck, fireplace, ch/a, heat pump. Spacious
master bedroom has exquisite bath with jacuzzi. Also sun porch
with gulf %iew off master bedroom. Immaculate and in A-one
condition. Lots of amenities. Must see! Great price Reduced to
Gulfaire Dr. Triplex. Two 3 Br 2 Ba units and one 1 Br 1 Ba
unit. Very nice. Good investment. To be sold together. Total
229 Selma St. 2 bdrm., 2 ba. 1988 14x70' mobile home, 75'x150
fenced lot, excellent condition, cen. heat & air. Best buy on the
241 Ponce de.Leon. 3 bdrm., 2 ba. doublewide on 4 lots totalling
300'x150'. Relax in your in-ground pool. privacy fence. Beautiful.
yard fragranced with jasmine, shaded with oaks, magnolias, and
grapevines.' Garage. $94,500.
230 Canal St.- 2 Br 1 Ba frame home, approx. 1460 SF, ch/a, 2
decks, cathedral ceiling in great room, 2 car carport, storage
sheds. 75'x150' lot. $67,500.
229 Coronado St. 2 Br 1 Ba cottage, completely furnished,
carpeted, screened porch on side. New roof. 1.5 block to beach.
65' X 125' lot. $63,000
Coronado St. & Hwy 98 2 Br 1.5 Ba townhome with unre-
stricted Gulf view! CH/A. Furnished. Nice. REDUCED, to'
6260 Highwg r al p a great
panoramic vvI, MJlA mI I lrAl be used
as a single family, 6 Br 4 Ba home. Two story octagon con-
stiruction with 5 steel beams designed to withstand he ele-
ments. Could also be used as two separate apartments as the
lower level has 2 Br 2 Ba with kitchen and its own CH/A sys-
tem. All new decking covering half of the house. City water,
septic, and irrigation well; Home is on one lot and also comes
with another adjoining yet separate lot. Must be seen to be
appreciated. Too many features to list. Priced at $235,000.
100 Santa Anna Frame duplex, 2 Br, 1 Ba upstairs, 1 Br 1 Ba
downstairs. 1/2 block to beach. Good rental history. $80,000.
Reduced to $75,000. MAKE OFFER.
209 Balboa 1 block to beach. Comfortable 3.Br 3 Ba home
with aluminum siding, large deck, storage building, carport,
20' X 20' shop, original 1985 20' X 40' mobile home with addi-
tion of liv. im.,and bedroom and bath 3 years ago. Home has
economical gas heat plus gas stove connections. CH/A, well
and sprinkler system, fans and mini blinds. Call for appoint-
ment. $101,500 OR
home plus 3 rental mobile homes, income of $325 each per
month. Separate septic tanks. Call for details. $165,000
PORT ST. JOE I
1307 Long Avenue. Neat 3 Br 1 Ba home with chain link fence
& storage house Great starter home! $44,901 Reduced to
1034 McClelland Ave. 2 Br 1 Ba home on large corner lot,
new CH/A and new water heater. House has liv. rm.-/din.
area, hardwood floors,porch, and garage. $50,000 REDUCED
219 7th St. -.3 large Br 1 Ba home w/roomy kitchen and din-
ing area. New carpet, freshly painted. Fireplace in liv. rm.
Central air, gas heat, stove, refrig., washer and dryer.' Storage
shed, utility room on 50' X 175' fenced lot. $44,900
257 Mockingbird Circle Overstreet. 1/2 acre Living area 2500
sq. ft. 2 bdrm. w/2.5 baths AND attached mother-in law apt. OR
3 bdrms Cathedral ceiling in great rm. and kitchen. Masonry fp
in great rm. .Birch cabinets and ceramic tile tops in kit. Also,
ceramic tile showers.9 'ceiling fans and two 30" whole house fans,
Inside'util;rm. DeepW .w with Sears water softener. Sprinkler sys-
tem. Heat pump with I0( KW back-up heat. Beautiful glassed long
Florida room facing canal. Lawn extends 125' to water's edge. 200
sq. ft. screened BBQ with built-in masonry grill, smoker & coun-
try kitchen (sink, hot plate & refrig.); FISHERMEN NOTE -
Located 3 miles from head of East Bay 14 miles to St. Andrews
Bay 1/4 mile to Wetappo Creek, 1/4 mile to public boat ramp.
BUILT-INS: Entertainment center. APPLIANCES: elec. range, dish
washer and disposal.
263 Forest St. 2 Br 1 Ba 1987 mobile home on 163' X 330' lot
with storage shed, fish pond possible owner financing.
HOWARD CREEK AND AREA
Squirrel Ave. 4 Br. 1.5 Ba, frame home situated on 2 cleared
lots. Loft area, Liv. Rm/Din. area open cross beamed ceiling.
Kitchen has new cabinets and new vinyl flooring. Central air,
gas heater, new hot water tank, large screened front porch.
This and more for a very affordable price of $43,500.
Port St. Joe Approx. 2 acres commercial/industrial lots of
St. Joe Beach U S 98 between Balboa and Magellan 3/4
block and 1 lot Permitted for condos only. $330,000
MEXICO BEACH Houses Only
Pine St.. Residential lot, with large trees-in nice neighborhood,
close to beach, 75'x100'. $18,000.
Pine Street -Lot 16, Block 6, Unit 3, nice residential lot,
Grand Isle Nan Nook and Kim Kove Lot 19, Blk D 71' X
Wysong S/D Comer of Robin Lane & 15th St. Lot 1, Blk 3
149' X 70' X 127' X 100'. $14z,000 MAKE OFFER
Wysong S/D Robin Lane Lot 9, Blk 3 Unit 17. $11,500
Cypress St. (off 15th St.) 2,large lots 125' X 87.5' for a total of
250' on road to be sold together (commercial or residential).
$35,000 Make Offer
Hwy. 98 HAVE BUSINESS AND RESIDENCE. One build-
able lot across hwy. from beach 121' wide x 130'-deep w/brick
garage, dbl. entrances, new roof & deck flooring, privacy
wooden fence around entire property, 2 septic tanks. Property
has been cleared for immediate building. Current survey on
property. Also, deeded beach access of 230' x 7'*. Lot has
unobstructed view of beach from upper portion of property.
Cockles Ave. Lot 5, Block 18, 50'x100', water meter, septic
Faulk Place 100' X 120', with large septic tank. $21,000
Triton St. Lots 5 & 6, Blk 3, Unit 1 irregular. $32,000
Mobile Homes or Houses
Starfish & Cowries Ave. Lot 20, Blk 22. $13,500
Homes Only Subdivision swimming pool and tennis courts
Sea Pines Dr. Lot 5, Blk B Nice lot for your dream home.
Gulfaire Dr. Lot 15, Blk C Approx. 85' X 125'. $22,900
Nautilus Dr. Lot 3, Blk A. $18,000
Nautilus Dr. Lots 4,5,6,7, & 8, Block A. $22.000 each.
ST. JOE BEACH
Mobile Homes or Houses
Atlantic St. 50' X 100' lot in first block off highway on left.
Pineda St. 50' X 125' each 4 lots in first block across from
beach. $20,000 each
PORT ST. JOE
Cape Plantation. Nice residential lot in nice neighborhood, block
B, lot 8, 120'xl87. Paved road. Possible owner financing, $18,500.
FIVE ACRES on the Intracoastal Waterway, approximately 500'
water frontage. Lot size approximately 500'x450'. $85,000.-
Creekwood Lots 14 & 15, Approx. 1.25 acres total PLUS 2 pie-
shaped lots 6 & 7 directly on the creek. Sold as package.
Wetappo Creek and Highway 386 15.5 acres Great
Highway 71 Gulf County Farms 4 acres. $15,700
Stone Mill Creek'- North of Wewa on Hwy 71 Close to great.
freshwater fishing. Lot 1 & 3, Bik D. $ 6,900 each lot
Riverside Park Land Dr. Lots 9 & 10. One block to boat
basin. $8,000 each. Both lots available for less money.
GULFAIRE' subdivision. Pretty lot on Periwinkle Dr. Minimal
clearing required. Restricted subdivision with pool and tennis
court privileges. $26,900.
St. Joe Bea Jpt 50 x,. Wte. eter.tal'ea.yinstalled.
High sandy block off
highway $1 .
TWO LOTS at Oak Dr. and Wisteria Ave., approx. .44 acre total.
Close to fishing, camping and hunting. Each lot $6,500.
TBESTa 'AR, FORsmT SsTfa V IUTQSAJOET!T O ~ lR7l0ns, ~l si, rd-*AFL ,.- ,
FX-*#Et1kWY A Open House Today; Looking
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
I BID NO. 9596-44
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, will receive sealed bids from any
qualified person, company, or corporation
interested In constructing the following project,
mHIGHAND VIEW BOAT RAMP
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Plans and specifications can be obtained at
Preble-Rish, Inc., 402 Reid Avenue, Port St Joe,
Florida 32456, (904) 227-7200. This bid must
conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on
public entity crimes.
Completion date for this project will be 90 days
from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to
the successful bidder.
Liquidated damages fo failure to complete the
project on the specified date will be set at $100.00
Please Indicate on the envelope that this is a
sealed bid, the bid number, and what the bid is
Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time,
August 27, 1996, at the Gulf County Clerk's
Office. 1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe; Florida
32456, and will be opened and read aloud on
August 27, 1996, at 6:05 p.m. Eastern Time. The
Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $50.00
per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be
made payable to PR BLE-RISH. INC.
2tc., August 1 and 8, 1996.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO. 96-47CP
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
THOMAS 0. DAVIE.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
THOMAS G. DAVIE, deceased, File Number
96-47CP, is pending In the Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 5th
Street, Port SL Joe, Florida 32456. The name and
address of the Personal Representative and his,
attorney are set forth below. .
All interested persons are required to file
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, (1) All
claims against the estate and (2) any objection by
an Interested person on whom notice was served
that challenges, the validity of the Will. the
qualifications of the Personal Representative.
venue or jurisdiction of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
DATE of the first publication of this Notice of
Administration is August 1, 1996.
/s/ WILLIAM J. RISH
RISH & GIBSON, P.A. :
303 4th Street
P. 0. Box 39
Ertn St. Joe. Florida 32457
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0066806
/s/PATRICIA ANN DAVIE
P. 0. Box 1483
Wewahltchka, FL 32465
2tc. August 1 and 8, 1996.
INTHE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
RALPH M. MILLS, SR.,
CASE NO.: 95-0403-CA
JAMES WARD, RELEASE WARD. AND
ALL OTHERS CLAIMING TITLE HEREIN.
SECOND AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JAMES WARD and RELEASE WARD. If alive.
and if dead, the unknown spouse, heirs.
devisees. grantees. creditors and all other
parties claiming by. through, under or against
them; and all unknown natural persons, If
alive and If dead or not known to be dead or
alive, their several and respective unknown
spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors
and all other parties claiming by. through or
i under those unknown natural persons: and
all claimants. persons. or partles'natural or
corporate, or wjise exact. legal status is
unknown, claiming under any of the
above-named or described defendants or
parties or claiming to have any right, title or
interest in and' to the lands which are the
subject. matter of this action.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose, to quiet title, to set aside the mortgage
and for damages on the following property in Gulf
Lots 9 and 10 of Block 8 of Unit 4,
Riverside Estates. Addition to Iola
according to the official map or plat
thereof on file In the office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court, Gulf County, Florida.
has been flied against you and you are required Lo
serve a copy of your written delfenrAes. If any. to It
on Sher L. Allan. the Plaintiffs attorney. whose
Mushroom Compost, $15 yard, any-
time, 648-5165. tfe 8/1
FREE to good home: Female black
mixed lab puppy, 5 months. Started
puppy shots. 229-6070, ask for JoJo.
White Englishc bulldog puppies for
sale. Call 229-8485. ltc 8/8
Two deer dogs, one will trail, $100 for
both. 229-8481. Itc 8/8
DOG GROOMING PLUS, 227-3611.
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
PET & PROPERTY TENDERS. In
your home pet sitting by Joey and
Marie Romanelll, 229-1065. tfc 8/1
By Owner: 12'x47' mobile home on 1/
2 acre, Overstreet Community. Appli-
ances included, hookup for washer/
diyer, metal storage bldg., fish pond
on property. $19,000. Call 648-5372
or 229-6114. tfc 8/1
3 bedroom, 2 bath custom built
home," privacy fence, decks, sprinkler
system & many extras. 2009 Marvin
Ave. For more information call 229-
8620. tfc 8/1
Want to Buy: house in Port St. Joe
area that needs a little work. Call Pat
227-3511, if interested in selling.
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.
Brick house, 3 bdrm., 1 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. tfc 8/1
address is 434 Magnolia Avenue, Panama City.
Florida 32401, on or before nl.mth.r 3. 1996.
and Me the original with the clerk of this court
either before service on the plaintiffs attorney or
immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded In the
complaint or petition.
DATED ON July 29, 1996.
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/C. Bridges
As Deputy Clerk
2tc, August 1 and 8, 1996.
The City of Port St. Joe will be accepting RFP's for
20,000 to 30,000 C.Y. of dirt. Specifications are
'available at City Hall, 305 Fifth Street. RFPs
should be postmarked/returned no later than
August 19, 1996 at 4:30 p.m.
2tc, August I and 8 1996.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
J 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO. 96-12-CP
IN RE: The Estate of
AMY NICOLE MILLS.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMAND
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that. the
administration of the Estate of AMY NICOLE
MILLS, deceased, Gulf County Probate Division,
Case No. 96-12 is pending in the Circuit Court for
Gulf County, Florida, Probate Division, Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street, Port Saint
Joe, Florida 32456. The personal Representative of
the Estate of AMY NICOLE MILLS, is Eva Mills,
whose address is 87 Lee Road, #438. Smiths,
Alabama 36877. The name and address of the'
personal representative's attorney is set forth
All persons having claims or demands against
the Estate are required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS
FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE, to :1e withl the clerk of the
above court a written statement ol any claim or
demand they may have. Each claim must be in
writing and must indicate the basis lor the claim.'
the name and address of the creditor or his agent
or attorney. and the amou,,t claimed. II the claim
is not vet due. the d3ae when it will become due
shall be 5Lwted If the c.im 13 cojhll.ngeilt or
unliquidated, the nature of the tincertaihty shalI
be stated If the claim is secured. the security shall
be described The claimant shall deliver sufficient
copies of the claim to the clerk to enable the clerk
to mail one copy to the personal representouve.
All persons interested tin the estate to whom a
copy of this Notice of Administraotio has been
mailed are required. WITHIN THREE MONTI-HSIS
FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION.
OF THIS NOTICE, to file any objections they may
have that challenges the validity or accuracy of the
Inventor) of this estate which has been ied in the
above-capconed case, the qualulcaLions of the
personal representative. the Petition fir
Administration. Letters ol Administratioi.. or an)
other matters relaung to this Estate, or the venue
or jurisdicoon of the court.
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS. AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Date of first publication of this Notice of
Administration I L. August 8. 1996.
EVA MILLS As Personal Representauve
of the Estate of AMY NICOLE MILLS
ATTORNEYS FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
William R. Waters, Esquire
Fla. Bar No.: 0071080. ::
William W. Conrry, Esquire
Fla. Bar No.: 167791 :
Skelding, Labasky. Cony. Eastman.
Hauser & Jolly. P. A.
Post Office Box 669
Tallahassee. Florida 32302
2tc. August 8 and 15. 1996
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
ASSOCIATES FINANCE. INC..
vs. CASE NO. 96-171
RONALD. W.,SI~MtQNS A/K/A.RONALD.SIRMONS
AND JANE DOE SIRMONS. HIS UNKNOWN WIFE:
GLENDA SUE SERMONS AND JOHN DOE
SIRMONS. HER UNKNOWN HUSBAND: IF LIVING.
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS). IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED. THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS. DEVISEES. GRANTEES. ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS., LENORS. AND TRUSTEES, AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY. THROUGH.
UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT
(S): WILLIAM MILLER. TRUSTEE: BAY BANK &
TRUST CO.: STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT
OF REVENUE: AMERIGAS PROPANE. INC.: JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE. UNKNOWN TENANTS.
NOTICE OF SAF R
Lot for Sale: Comer of Hayes Ave. &
Pompano in Highland View.
150'x145', 229-8079. tfe 8/1
By Owner: 2 bedrooms. 2 bath. loft, 3
decks, pool/hot tub available.! 108
Boardwalk Ave., Cape San Bias. 647-
3828. tfc 8/1
1/2 acre lots. 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekvlew Subd., with sep-
tic tank & well. $2,5000 down,
$132.16 mo. Call George, 229-6031.
For Sale: Cape San Bias, 2 bdrm., 2
ba. house, steel roof on 1/2 acre. lot
joining St. Joe State Park property on
bay side, $63,000. Call 229-2740 or
227-2046 for appt. tfc 8/1
2.73 acres for sale at Sunshine
Farms, comer lot, $15,000 negotia-
ble. 827-2379. tfc 11/9
For sale by owner:' two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'x16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
until. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
1/2 acre lot with septic tank. Over-
street Road. Owner financing, 227-
2020, ask for Bffiy. tfc 8/1
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 8/1
1200 Monument Avenue $123,900
4 bNdroms. 3 bilh; Land i 2 Acre .-:.rne:t Lo
.TECL-L FEAT LFR.i. i ci.ry srucco home in, Fren ic.uc, ],Itior. Beiu.i
ul hirdwc, 5di1lors, i.or.e rIeplace, 19 creenped p rch et..n Ucl.-:r'
cer ile bathe new shlJ.:aii. ll p r 'np ce.i.r.g tni i'.r:.ugh' :ur N. ,i,
land caped.1 ais ots storage rm nrce ,riclud,. rr-,ge lop d'.-,bie ,ll
o0ens rering w icemnker A w tupc'ai 6r1t-h 1 gril d3p..r indtit
For Exciting New Beginning
Monday, August 12 at 7:49
a.m. the bell will ring to start the
'new school year, and "new" will be
the key word. Students will be
introduced to, the new block
schedule, and will adapt to it in a
matter of days. Things will seem
to be moving at. a rapid pace, but
once everyone "settles in" we
expect our first year to be both
promising and productive.
Encourage your students to be
patient,. to cooperate with their
teachers, and to try as hard as
they can. No one can make a stu-
dent learn-he or she has to want
When students, arrive at
school Monday, they should find
their names on TAP (homeroom)
roll sheets that will be posted on
entry doors and in the Commons.
The teacher's namee and room
number will be atthe top of that
list. When the second bell rings at"m
7:54, students will report to their
TAP room, unless directed other-
wise, where they will receive infor- ,
mation various forms, etc. Grade,
level orientation,,are held during
the first period by announcement.
Remember-Open House for'
parents will be (today) Thursday ,
night from 6 until 7:30 p.m.
Teachers and schedules will be
available. Please come, especially
if your student will be new to
WHS. New or not, come spend a
little time with us. I hope we can
top last year's attendance (which
we believe was the most we've
ever had for our Open House).
The start of school signals the
start of football season and volley-
ball season. Football (varsity)
practice starts on the 8th of,
August, and the opening "Kick-Off,
Classic" will be at Gator Field on
August 29th at. 6:00 p.m. The
competition will be furnished by
Rutherford 'High 'School juniorr
varsity, that Is-we're only par-
tially crazyl. The season's first
official game will be in Port St. Joe
this year. Coach Wayne Flowers is
cautiously optimistic as he
searches for several young men
who must step forward to replace
those who have graduated and
Our apologies must go to the
potential' voters who turned out
for the Democratic rally last
Monday night They arrived to
find that the air conditioning had
been knocked out by a lightning
strike .(t .actually just. takes a .,.
power blink). It takes about 25
minutes to get It back on. There
was -plenty of fanning going on
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a,
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered
in the above-stiled cause. In the Circuit courtt of ;
Gulf County. Florida. I will sell the property situate
in Gulf County, Florida. described as:
BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER
OF THE -SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE 1/4)
OF SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SW I/4).
SECTION 24. TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH. RANGE
10 WEST FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
THENCE RUN NORTH 96 FEET: THENCE
RUN EAST 267 FEET: THENCE RUN SOUTH
96 FEET. THENCE RUN WEST 267 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, LYING AND
BEING IN SECTION 24. TOWNSHIP 4
SOUTH. RANGE 10 WEST IN THE CITY OF
S WEWAHITCHKA. GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA.
LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING.
BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER
OF TI- SE I/4 OF SW 1/4. SECTION 24.
TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH. RANGE 10 WEST
AND RUN NORTH 96 FEET FOR THE POINT
OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN EAST 50
FEET; THENCE RUN SOUiTH 86 FEET,
THENCE RUN WEST 50 FEET,; THENCE
RUN NORTH 86 FEET TO THE POINT OF
LESS AND EXCEPT:
COMMENCE AT AN IRON PIPE MARKING
THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE
SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE
SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 24,
TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST.
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE
GO SOUTH 90 DEGREES OO'" EAST
(BEARING BASE) ALONG THE SOUTH,
BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST
QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER
FOR A DISTANCE OF 144.59 FEET 'FOR
THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID
POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH
90 DEGREES 00'00" EAST ALONG THE
SOUTH* BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID
SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE
SOUTHWEST QUARTER FOR A DISTANCE
OF 83.63 FEET TO THE WESTERLY RIGHT
OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 71 (AS
MONUMENTED); THENCE GO NORTH 04
DEGREES 10'33" EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT
OF WAY LINE FOR -A DISTANCE, OF 36.19
FEET. THENCE DEPARTING SAID RIGHT
VOF WAY LINE GO SOUTH 89 DEGREES
5323" WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 84.19
FEET. THENCE GO SOUTH 03 DEGREES
'821." WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 35;99
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING
LESS AND EXCEPT'ANY PORTION OF
SUBJECT PROPERTY .LYING WITHIN .THE
ROAD RIGHT OF-WAY OF STATE ROAD NO.
A/K/A 103 N.' HIGHWAY .71,
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for
cash, at 'the front door of the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe, Florida,
at 11:00 A.M., on the 3rd day of September, 1996.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
BY /s/ C. Bridges
S Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Daniel C. Consuegra, Esquire
3907 North Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33603
2tc, August 8 and 15, 1996
PORT ST. JOE
until Mr. Causey arrived to save
the day-or night. More than one
person commented about the
amount of hot air being generat-
ed, but things should have cooled
down before the night was over.
A quick reminder to 11th and
12th grade. students--a SAT-ACT
prep course will be offered first.
term to help students prepare for
the SAT-ACT test. See Mr. Monks
Monday if you wish to transfer
into this class. Students are also
reminded that only emergency
transfer requests will be consid-
ered (i.e., student needing a
Gulf County Adult School
offers Adult Basic Education and
High School Completion courses
throughout the year at several
locations in the county. ,The
school provides an individualized
program; therefore, students can
enroll at any time during the year
and work at their own pace.
Adult Basic Education
encompasses. remedlation, high
school preparation courses for
desk of ..
course to graduate or having been
scheduled into a class previously
We're looking forward to
another great year! Join us!
adults who have not completed
the eighth grade, and basic litera-
cy (learning to read, write and
Adult General Education
offers high school completion,
courses and the opportunity to
graduate from high school with 'a
standard adult school diploma.
Adult Disabled Education
provides an educational program
ObitIEuaries 0- -
Bill Jones, 63, of Oak Grove,
passed away Monday, August 5,
at Bay Medical Center following a,
brief illness. A native of Havana,
he, had been a resident of this
area since the age of.12., He had
Jeani G. Wilson
Jean G. Martin Wilson, 74, of
St. Joe Beach, passed away Fri-
day, August 2, at her home. A na-
tive of Louisburg, North Carolina,
she had been a resident here for
the past 40 years and was an ac-,
tive member of the First Presby-
terian Church of Port St. Joe,
serving the church as an elder,
treasurer, and Sunday School
teacher. She was also a member
of the Daughters of the American
Revolution, and was a Past Re-
gent of the D.A.R. Also, ,she
served as a past worker with the
Guardian Ad Litem program for
the 14th Judicial Circuit.
Survivors include her chil-
dren, Margaret Corbin and hus-
band Kenneth of Panama City,
Barbara Mize arid husband Frank'
of St. Joe Beach, Courtney Martin
and wife Martha of Traveler's
Rest, South Carolina. and John
Martin and wife Mary Jane of
Hendersonville. North Carolina;
eight grandchildren; three great-
grandchildren: one sister, Grace
Copelan of Chapel Hill, North
Carolina, and a brother, Jimmy
Gupton of Durham, North Caroli-
na. She also' had many friends
with whom she enjoyed 'playing
The funeral service was held
.Tuesday, August 6, at 2:00 p.m.,
at the First Presbyterian Church,
'conducted by Dr. Joe Eckstine.
Cremation followed. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made
in her memory to the Bay Medical
Center Hospice, P.O. Box 1729,
Panama City, FL 32402.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funer,-
been a resident of Highland View
for 52 years before moving to Oak
Grove seven months ago. He
served In the Army during the Ko-,
rean Conflict, was a member of
the John C. Gainous Post 10069,
V.F.W., and was retired from his
job as a painter. He had been a
member of the Highland View As-
sembly of God Church, and for,
the past few months had attend-
ed, Oak Grove Assembly of God
Survivors include three
brothers, Troy Jones, James
Jones, and Leroy Jones, all of
Oak Grove; one sister, Ruth
House of Mexico Beach, one
niece, Vikki House of White City;
four nephews, Dale Patton, Dar-
rell Patton, and Willie House, all
of Mexico Beach, and Robert
House of St Joe Beach; and a
number of aunts, uncles, and
cousins of Tallahassee and Hava-
The funeral service will be
held at 11:00.a.m., E.D.T., Satur-
day, August 10, at Oak Grove As-
sembly of God Church, conduct-
ed by the: Rev. David Fernandez.
Interment will follow in the family
plot In Woodlawn Cemetery in
Havana. He will lie in state at the
funeral home from 4:00 until
7:00 Friday, August 9, and at the
church for an hour prior to the
All services are under the di-
rection .of Comforter Funeral
108 Westcott Circle, $69,900
j Dearooms, I i/l Daits. Lana: Irr. snapea 101
SPECIAL FEATURES I story home w/lg, open liv. areas, hardwood
floors in bedrooms, ceramic tile baths, Ig. pantry & breakfast bar in
kitchen. Family rm. w/bu,lt-mn bookcases. Spacious backyard; roof only
5 yrs. old. Pnce includes- range/oven (self-cleaning, stove hood/fan,
dishwasher, blinds (except vertical blinds in living room).
Students, Parents to
Visit SJ Elem. Friday
Principal Gerald Lewter is
issuing a' last minute reminder to
all' parents of new 1996-97
kindergarten students that the-
following documents must be on
file with the' school before they
may attend classes: a physical
examination (dated after August
10, 1995); immunization record;
copy of child's social security
card; and copy of child's birth cer-
Students may have been
screened, registration forms com-
pleted, but the school must have
these four documents before a
child can enter school.
Tomorrow, August 9th all
students and their parents may
visit the school and meet with the
Next Monday, August 12th
will be the first day of school,
beginning at 7:50 a.m. Port St.
Joe Elementary's new dismissal
times for,the coming school year
are as follows: day care studerits-
2:00;- town students-2:05; first
bus students-2:07. arid; second
for disabled adults which is con-
ducted within Adult Basic, Adult
General or some other adult pro-
gram. An individual education
plan (IEP) is provided for adult
What is adult education'?
Adult education is a program
which enables you to acquire
basic and functional literacy'
skills, obtain a school diploma,
and Improve employability skills.
Locations of. Gulf County.
adult education are at the follow-
*Gulf County Adult School,
2855 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe,
Monday through Friday from 8:00
a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. and Tuesday.
and Thursday evenings from 5:30
to 8:30 p.m., behind the Gulf'
County School Board office and-
bus barn, starting August 13th. "
*New Bethel A.M.E. Church
Annex, 146 Avenue C (corner of
Avenue C and Highway 98), Port
St. Joe, Tuesday and Thursday
from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., starting
August 13th:. ,: I
*Wewahitchka High School,
Monday and Tuesday from 5:30 to
8:30 p.m., starting August 12th.
For more' information, call
Gulf County Adult School'
does not discriminate on the basis
of race, religion, national origin
sex, or handicap. ,.,a'
Thank God for you good
friends of mine. Seldom is friend-
ship such as thine. How very
much I wish to be as helpful as
you have been to me-for the
cards, phone calls, :and much
love you have shown me during
the illness and loss of my sister.
PORT ST. JOE
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IrIM. QTAIR PORT AT- Tnr. PT. THURSDAY. AUGUST 8. 1996
PAGE 8B THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1996
Fifteen principals statewide
were selected and recently hon-
ored by Commissioner Frank / \
Brogan for outstanding leader-
ship for their efforts to create a
positive school climate for learn-
ing and teaching.
Barbara Van Camp, principal
of Adult and Community
S Education for Leon County
Schools in Tallahassee, was
among the principals recognized ..-
by Florida Education Commis-
sioner Brogan In the Eighth
Annual Commissioner's Principal
Achievement Awards Program.
The ceremony was held at the
Florida Association of School
Administrators Conference on
July 16 at Lake Buena Vista
Resort in Orlando.
The 15 winners-one elemen-
tary, middle and high school prin-
cipal in each of the Florida
Department of Education report-
ing regions-were selected on the
basis of their strong leadership in
a, number of areas including
school improvement, increased
student performance, commit-
ment to students' welfare and
progress, use of community
resources and initiating sound
management practices. Van
Camp, received the high school
principal award for Region I.
Van Camp, who accepted her
first principalship in Leon County
in July, 1993, is described as a
"visionary instructional leader
who is always a step ahead in her
planning," and one whose perfor-
mance could be measured by the
"morale" of her teachers and staff.
Deeply committed to improv-
ing students' welfare and
progress. Van Camp has overseen
the development and Implementa-
tion of numerous programs
designed to meet the specific
needs of such populations as the
homeless, adult beginning read-
ers, the elderly, at-risk parents
and youth, the incarcerated,
adults with disabilities and
divorcing parents. These pro-
grams have received a number of
exemplary program awards, both "
in Florida and the nation.
SVanri Camp's sensitivity and
administrative talent, say her
nominators, has made her school
"an outstanding example of how a
school can excel." On top of all
else, she is considered a leader
.Vth greal integrity, one who nat-
rally taIes a back seat to ensure
that credit for the success of the
school goes to her team. ,
Ms. Van Camp is a .1966
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School. She Is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. R. C. Lewis, former res-
idents of Port St. Joe. She cur-
rently resides in Tallahassee with
her husband, Forrest Van Camp,
and children. "Monica and r n
On Line Voter
Secretary of State Sandra B.!
Mortham last Thursday released
statistics from the Division of
Elections first full day of offering.
voter registration "On-Line."
"As of 8:00 a.m. Thursday
morning, the' Division had re-
ceived 638 applications for voter
registration. We're obviously ,
thrilled, these numbers are better
than we could ever have expect-
ed. The positive reception by the
public of this new program is ex-
tremely rewarding," said Mort-
During a Tallahassee press
conference Tuesday, Mortham
unveiled her Department's newest
tool to encourage Florida citizens,
particularly younger residents, to
register to vote. Data submitted
via.the Internet to the Division of
Elections is printed on a standard
voter registration application and
mailed to the voter for signature.
"This clearly demonstrates
that people care about our state
and nation. Society has changed
and people have interests differ-
ent from a generation ago. Com-
puters and the Internet are a big E
part of many people's lives. This
program reaches them at home
and allows them to register to
vote and become participants in a
our democratic process," com-
Mortham acknowledged that
the next challenge is getting these
newly registered voters to the
polls on election day. "Our voter
registration efforts and our Su-
pervisors of Elections have elimi-
nated any possible barrier to reg-
istering to vote. Floridians now telecom
ha., no excuse not to participate
in our election process. Our ef-
forts will now turn toward en- you wil
couraging these voters to go to
the polls. Never in the history of
Florida will so many, citizens have CALL
the ability to vote on election -
Voter registration, along with
vast amounts of other election in- 1996360'
formation can be found on the In-
(From Left) Terry Linton (Chamber
member), Jordan Miles (Chamber mem-
ber), Tom Wynn (Chamber member),
Megan Wimberly, Jerry Gaskin (Chamber
member), Jade Gaskin, Carolyn Husband
(Chamber President), Laura Husband, Jan
Traylor (Chamber Secretary/Treasurer),
Danny Voyles (owner), Dallas Jones
(Chamber member), and Ray Millirons
(Chamber member) are shown at left dur-
ing the ribbon cutting ceremony at the
July grand opening of Wewa Paint & Body
on Highway 71 North in Wewahitchka.
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