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INDUSTRY -DEEP WATER PORT FINE PEOPLE SAFEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 .*THURSDAY, AUGUST 15,1996
Personnel from the Gulf County Rescue Squad go from his unmarked patrol car which was wrapped around
about the task of removing Deputy Sheriff Andrew Gainer a utility pole in a crash early Wednesday morning.
Deputy's Car Demolished In Early Morning Crash
A Sheriffs patrol car was demolished Wednesday morning
in a crash which occurred about 7:00 a.m. at the intersection
of First Street and Highway 98. The driver, Deputy Andrew
Gainer, 31, sustained injuries listed as serious by investigat-
ing officer Trooper David Drake of the Florida Highway Patrol.
Preliminary reports of the accident were that Charles Zim-
merman, 49, of 101 Monica Drive, was driving in an easterly
direction on First Street and came out of the intersection into
the path of Gainer's machine which was travelling north on ...
Hlighvway 98. Zimmermah's truck struck -Gatfierffcari ofi-the
driver's side, sending it out of control. It struck the utility pole
at the intersection on the passenger side of the auto, nearly
bending the vehicle double.
Zimmerman suffered only minor injuries, according to the
According to Port St. Joe Police Lieutenant James Hersey,
the Florida Highway Patrol was called on to investigate the de-
tails of the accident due to til nature of the crash. FHP
Trooper.. r-ake.still had the mat.jnder further Investigation
at press time. t ,
Wewahitchka Parents Express Concerns For Children
Say Bus Driv er Has Questionable Medical History To Be Operating A School Bus
A group of Wewahitchka par-
ents expressed concern over the
health of a bus driver to the Gulf
County School Board Tuesday
evening. "We don't know what to
do, but we're concerned over the
safety of our children, riding with
this driver," Tracey Robbins told
Robbins and Margie Hamm
each addressed the board over
concerns they and other parents
had for a 74-year-old bus driver,
with a history of two heart at-
tacks and wearer of a pace mak-.
er. "Just how safe are our chil-
dren?" asked Mrs., Hamm.
Hamm told the board she had
followed the bus with its heavy
load of children on occasion, and
said in a quivering voice, "He was
all over the road. He even ran off
the side of the road!"
The board members sat in si-
lence as Mrs. Hamm and Mrs.
Robbins spoke for nearly ahn
hour, expressing their anxiety
and that of others in the north
Wewahitchka area. They wanted
something done, but were reluc-
tant to suggest any solution.
Superintendent Walter Wilder
told the parents that the board
had nothing to do with approving
a person to operate school buses.
He said the Department of Motor
Vehicles does the testing for profi-
ciency, reaction and road rules.
'They issue the special license
which a driver must have to ,oper-
ate one of our buses. The driver
in question had passed all tests
and so far as we know Is able to
(See CONCERN on Page 3)'
Half Cent Sales
Tax Request by
Earmarked to Finance
PSJ Elementary School
Building Renovation Plans
The Gulf County, School Board's request to place a referen-
dum seeking a 1/2 cent sales tax increase earmarked for
improvement and renovations on the November 5th general elec-
tion ballot was tabled until the next board meeting by a 3-2 vote
of the board.
According to Superintendent of Schools Walter Wilder the
school board unanimously voted to seek the 1/2 cent surtax,
noting a need to do several capital outlay projects across the
county. The most expensive of these is to remodel, renovate; and
add additional classrooms to Port St. Joe Elementary School at a
cost estimate of four million dollars. "The current building 'is
nearly 50 years old, and in desperate need of attention." he said.
The school board's resolution asks for Gulf County voters to
approve or reject the sales surtax, which would be levied for a
period of 20 years, beginning July 1, 1997, if passed.
In order for a referendum to be placed on the ballot, Florida
statutes state that the governing body of the county (the county
commission) must approve its placement.
When the request was brought before the board,
Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr. moved, to table the request.
Commissioner Hammond seconded the motion for discussion-
which the board did for several minutes.
Commissioner Warren Yeager argued that he was concerned
it would look like the board was not giving the public their right,
to express an opinion. "It's the public's responsibility to tell the
School Board how they feel about .it, ".be said.. ......... -
Commissioners Michael Hammond and Chairman Billy
Traylor agreed with Yeager's assessment, but didn't like the
wording of the resolution proposed to the county to adopt.
Traylor said the Florida Department of Revenue estimates
that $379,000 of income would be generated through a 1/2 cent
sales tax in the 1996-97 budget year. "That's a lot of money over
a 20 year period, and I would like to have a better idea of how it's
going to be spent.",
Peters, Hammond, and Traylor voted to table the motion until
the next board meeting, with Yeager and Armstrong opposing the
motion. Commissioner Hammond suggested the board have their
attorney, Tim McFarland, reword the county's referendum reso-
lution and make it plain the recommendation and proposed 1/2
cent sales tax comes from the school board, and not the county
commissioners, between now and the next board meeting.
During Wilder's conversation with The Star he estimated
improvements to Port St. Joe Elementary School would run
(See COUNTY TABLES on Page 3)
Program of Renourishing, Replanting Beaches Started By County
When Completed, A Total Of 45,000 Sea Oats Plants Will Be Hand Planted; Financed Through Storm Repair Grants
The Gulf County Solid Waste
Department enlisted the services
of several JTPA enrollees to give
Mother Nature a hand recently,
in restoring the dunes and sea
oat crop at the St. Joseph Penin-
sula and Beacon Hill beaches,
which were devastated by Hurrl-
cane Opal last October.
In a project designed to re-
nourish and provide the beaches
with some stability, the small
crew fanned out across the worst
hit beaches and started ,helping
the natural process to restore
both dunes and sea oats through
replanting and the installation of
a wind fence.
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Dale Addison, Johnie Mae Robinson and
Linda Kilpatrick plant sea oats seedlings at
beaches in the Cape San Blas vicinity as Joe
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Danford and Ralph Rish monitor progress of
the operation. The re-planting of storm rav-
aged beaches is being financed with a grant.
ALSO BUILDING BERMS
In other areas, the county
plans to use a different set of
tools entirely to put back what
Hurricane Opal removed, once
again establishing beaches with
man-made dunes providing pro-
tection from erosion from smaller
The county has contracted
with Todd Land Development
Company to construct six protec-
tive berms on the Peninsula and
one at the Beacon Hill vicinity.
These are being paid for with a
FEMA grant to the county for that
Storms take a heavy toll of
the area, having washed away
several lighthouse installations
over the past 90 years. The com-
mission is attempting to stop his-
toric trends of erosion by replac-
ing the beach eroded by the 1995
WORKING WITH GRANT
Gulf County received a
$101,000 grant of funds to per-
form the beach and sea oats re-
placement and protection opera-
tions back in May. Joe Danford,
head of the Solid Waste Depart-
ment, was given the task of over-
seeing the projects for the county,
which enlisted the services of
Preble-Rish Consulting Engi-
To get started with the job of
protection for the beaches, Gulf
County spent a portion of the
money to purchase 45,000 sea
oats plants and 210 bags of ferti-
lizer. The plants are to be distrib-
uted in both the Beacon Hill and
Wind fences have been installed at a damaged area, to
minimize future erosion by high winds until the new grasses
form a cover. Pat Glenn and Tony Chabous are shown in the
foreground, putting in grass. Linda Kilpatrick, Johnie Mae
Robinson and Dale Addison are in the background.
St. Joseph Peninsula areas.
. The county also purchased
considerable "wind fence" materi-
al to protect the beaches from
erosion by high winds and protect
the tender new sea oat seedlings
being planted by several JTPA
workers. The plants are being set
out by hand, much as one would
set out grass sprigs in their yard.
SLOW AND TEDIOUS
It is a slow and tedious effort,
but when the job is done on both
beaches, the fences and vegeta-
tion will be placed in such a man-
ner as to encourage nature to
take over the dune renourish-
During a recent county work-
shop on the process, It was dem-
onstrated and examples from
throughout the state were shown
where the process of replacement
could be helped along and speed-
ed up with the method being
used in Gulf County.
Officials expect- the local
dunes and sea oat growth to
show excellent and prolific results
in as little as a year and a half.
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, AUGUST 15,1996
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Cut The Grass
It's Beginning to Look Tacky
At The Entrances to Our City
IT HAS BEEN RAINING right regularly here of late and the
grass is growing just as regularly and abundantly.
.When the grass grows abundantly, it grows in the medians
and along the sides of the roads approaching our city. When it
does this, the entrances to our city get cruddy looking. Port St.
Joe doesn't offer such an inviting look to our visitors during
these times, nor, more importantly, neither does it come forth
with a clean, neat and inviting appearance for our own people.
Many people in Port St. Joe take pride in keeping their yards
neat and trimmed; the trash is all picked up and the weeds are
This is evidence that our people desire their city to follow
suit and put on a neat, trimmed facade. This is an appearance
we are not getting here lately.
WE'RE NOT FUSSING. We have been where our commis-
sioners'are sitting now and we know from experience that when
you offer your time and expertise for very little compensation to
keep our city running, the water safe to drink, the sewer plant
working properly, the streets in fairly decent repair, the parks,
player iunds, and other services functioning, the least thing one
appreciates is having someone call them at night, saying, "Say,
why don't you have the grass cut on the boulevard?"
We understand this work has been put under the responsi-
bility of prison labor and the service as such has been budgeted.
for. We also understand there aren't as many prisoners available
now, as there were at the beginning of the fiscal year.
[Maybe that's a matter you should be looking at, as the root
of this problem; finding out, why?]
THE GRASS IS STILL growing, however, and looking more
unkempt every day. The needed rains are aggravating the situa-
tion. Our city has .some very tough looking entrances along
about now, what with the circumstances we have cited above.
Would you take a special notice of this problem, maybe rele-
gate a couple of men to trimming up and cleaning up and leave
them-there as long as need be? If necessary, leave something
else go for a while.
And say! Welcome back from Boca Raton! Did you have a
good League of Cities meeting?
Carry A Big Stick
TEDDY. ROOSEVELT SAID IT first, and was' very plain-
spoken about what he said, when he uttered these words of ad-
vice for our nation: "Speak softly, but carry a- big stick" Con-
gress has begun to take this attitude toward the perpetrators
who would cause our people needless fear and tension with their
acts of terrorist violence. Members of both sides of the aisle are
joining in the chorus calling for retribution to answer these acts
of violence with some punishment of a harsh nature of our own.
Like maybe literally bombing one of the offending nation's
cities qqt,of' existence? We would be.for that. Then If. and when
we do, tell that nation's leaders that .if it happens again, this ac-
tion is only a small sample of what comes next. And, don't just
threaten;: do it! .
A REPORT IN THE paper, of an appearance by Georgia's
Newt Gingrich on Fox TV's "News Sunday" show recently, credit-
ed him with saying, 'We are the most powerful nation in the
world and the message we should send to Syria and Iran and
similar countries is, you mess with us and you will be severely
damaged." Those were Gingrich's words and we couldn't approve
more heartily. USA Today reported last week that Iran operates
as many as 11 terror training camps.
With evidence such as this-the presence of the'training
camps, and disasters occurring regularly here lately-it Is easy
to put two and two together and come up with an acceptable an-
OTHER HIGH-RANKING MEMBERS of Congress. are begin-
ing to throw down the gauntlet, echoing Gingrich's statements
on a myriad of other-news magazine programs all over the net-
works. It is a unified effort of Congress to express the nation's
outrage and determination to put a stop to such random acts of
sheer violence, designed to terrorize a nation.
But, it just may backfire, given the resolve of our people. In-
stead of terrorizing us, their actions may just be conjuring up
more terror for them than they care to deal with.
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Now folks, I enjoy a goc
union about as well as an
you'll ever run across. I gre
reunioning. My mother's f
was a threat to get together a
drop of a hat They could
would use almost any occas
birth of. cousin Mary Beth's
child, Uncle Ander's funeral,
Thelma Lee's second maria
that VanDyke guy, first Sui
in May, Thursday night after
go-it didn't take much to
them reunioned. And, believe
they had the two main i
dients that are at the very
of every reunion, i.e. eating
talking, down to a fare-the-w
Families can, and should
union for near 'bout any reas
It's sometimes a little tou
to come up with non-family
sons to get together. We us
do it at church a lot. I thi
would be Brother Hatcher's 1
-Hunker Down with KesbyKseCoer
day or something.
Or. maybe the WMU group
wanted all of us to meet some
f, missionary that had spent 23
S years In Madagascar. It didn't
matter-they'd spread out those
red checked cloths over the extra
long tables and piled food up
rd from one end to the other. People,
yoe I ate. I wasn't much into the talk-
yone ing half of the reunion at that
family stage of my life. Mostly, I listened
at the to the grownups mull over what
and Brother Hatcher should have said
Sion- in his message on Simon Peter.
fifth o And, I learned Mr. Johnsonous
fAunt was. two months behind on his
ige to tractor payment and Ernestine
enday Bradfield's "flighty" niece had run
r bin- off with a fertilizer salesman from
o get Decatur. Reunions back in those
vme days was kind 'a like the forerun-
ingre- ner of CNN.
heart We quickly learned to branch,
Sand out with our reunioning. The
'elll semi-rich man that donated the
d, re- land for our church did the same
son. .for the Methodist and Presbyteri-
ugher ans. You could stand out in the
rea- middle of Stonewall Street and
ed to see every church in town. Me 'and
nk it David Mark got to watching for
birth- "neighboring reunions". We'd tell
Dad we'd catch a ride home later
and stroll by the celebrating con-
gregation appearing as hungry as
we knew howv .....
"Look, it's the Colbert boys."
"They look a little under
"Hey, boys, ya'll want to eat a
bite with us?"
I tell you, I liked those United
Presbyterians 'cause they weren't
as big on fried chicken as the
Baptists, they were more into the
desserts which suited me. just
fine. To this day, I still search the
papers from time to time hoping
to run across a Presbyterian re-
union close by......
Cathy came in back in the
summer and announced that she
was going to a reunion. I could
relate to that-I was even proud
she had the opportunity.
"That's great hon, is it going
to be at Jo Blair's or Gay Fo-
ley's?" I figured one of the sisters
had called. They get togeth-
"Actually, it's my dormitory
floor that's having a reunion."
"It's not for the entire dorm-
just the fifth floor."
I'm trying to digest all of this,
but it's coming a little slowly.
"You are having a reunion of just
the people that lived on the same
floor with you in a college dormi-
tor' 20 years agol"
Folks, I pride myself on being
a reunion man-but this one
takes the cake! I don't even re-
member who. lived in the- room
next to me in college, much less
the rest of .t je floor! "Cathy,.how
many people. are ya'll looking to
"There, are nine of us left"
"Will the group be leaning to-
ward chicken or dessert?" I was
trying to dig, a little to see if I
wanted an invitation. ,
I was informed that it was all
girls and a closed reunion. I
looked over the names-they
probably live on watercrest sand-
wiches and diet potato salad any-
I didn't need their silly ole re-
union. I was working on one of
my own. I was thinking of our
third grade school crossing pa-
(See KESLEY on Page 3)
..~ ..~Dog Days
Life On Mars? Buck Rogers Proved That A Long Time Ago
LIFE ON -MARS. 'Now, those
three words will grab' your atten-
tion, won't they? When I woke up
Thursday .morning and sat down.
to read my morning .paper while
gulping down 'a bowl of cereal,
that was the headline 'which
grabbed my attention.' Actually,
the head read, "Scientists' Set
Forth Their Best Evidence for Life
I knew that. You knew that.
Every reader of science-fiction
magazines knew that. There was
no, mystery or sensationalism
there. Only those scientists who
simply must have some sort of
proof before they will officially de-
clare there ise life on Mars, didn't
know there already was.
The most recent conclusion
by scientists is that if life did, in
fact, exist on Mars, it also sug-
gests that life existed on more
than just two planets [Earth and
Mars] in the vast universe of
Scientists have already prov-
en there are a huge number of
By Wesley Ramsey
galaxies out there, so what is to
keep each of those galaxies from
harboring at least one other
"Earth'', with its accompanying
life and inhabitation?
BUT, MORE ON the possibili-
ty of life existing on Mars.
Buck Rogers proved that sev-
eral years ago! Every month a
new comic book would be out
chronicling the adventures old
Buck had the month before with
those pesky Martians. He led a
busy life travelling back and forth
from Earth in his trusty space
ship, dealing with the Martian in-
vasions, war-like actions, saving
the beautiful girls from their evil
I know Buck Rogers wouldn't
tell us a tale or misrepresent the
facts as he experienced them.
Buck was honest! He was bravely
He was the role model for most of
us boys back when he was king
of the comic book characters.
The "life" Buck dealt with,
from Mars, wasn't handsome. The
women weren't beautiful. Both
were conniving creatures, intent
on destroying Buck. They looked
nothing at all like the life de-
scribed in the newspaper articles
as having been discovered by the
scientists. They could learn a lot
BOBBY JONES AND I went
to Mars regularly, too. We
climbed the large mulberry tree
which grew in his chicken yard
and spread its shady limbs over
the top of his grandmother's gar-
Bobby was my buddy down
the street and he was almost
rich. I say, 'almost rich', because
he and his grandmother lived in
the only house on the block
which had both an indoor bath-
room and a garage.
Of course, their bathroom
had no bathtub installed, nor
commode, nor lavatory. He had to
take his Saturday night bath in a
number three wash tub, just like
the rest of us. He had one of
those fancy "sanitary" outhouses
on the edge of the backyard. The
health department had installed
the "house of necessity", complete
with a deep lime pit, because his
grandmother was a widow wom-
an. She had asthma, besides.
Bobby's grandmother didn't
have a car to put. in her garage,
either, but she had the garage.
Bobby and I must have near-
ly worn that garage out [which
doubled as a space ship], with all
the trips we flew it to Mars and
back. We spent hours on top of
the garage, flying through the
All the Martians we encoun-
tered looked strangely similar to
the ones Buck Rogers had to deal
SOME DAYS THAT old gar-
age would be something besides a
space ship. Sometimes it was a
giant sailing ship. We fought pi-
rates on those days, or sailed
through raging storms. Now, that
seems strange, since we lived'
1,000 miles from the nearest
ocean and had never seen even a
good-sized lake. A good imagina-
tion can make up. for a lot of ex-
perience one hasn't had yet.
Some days the garage was a
large truck, the ramp leading up
into the inside would magically
turn into a motorcycle and the
lower limbs of the mulberry tree
would suddenly become horses
It was, a very versatile garage
and mulberry tree.
THE OLD GARAGE was at its
best when it was our rocket ship,
though. The firs' of every month,
when the new ea qon of the Buck
Rogers comic book came out, it
did a metamorphosis into whatev-
er space ship Buck was flying
that month, and we were off on
another adventure into space
They were always villains. I
never knew a friendly space man
I wonder if those scientists
studying the latest evidence from
Mars can tell if it is friendly life,
or foe? Is it bent on destroying
Earth, or is it hunting a nice
neighborhood to settle down? If it
is, it can't be from the Mars I
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1996 PAGE 3A
- ,To Improve
The Florida Rural Water
Association applauds Safe
Drinking Water Act Amendments
signed by the President last week
and welcomes reforms that will
ensure safe and affordable drink-
ing water for Florida.
"Rural water associations
have worked for years pushing
.the effort to amend the Safe
Drinking Water Act for Rural
America," said Gary Williams,
Executive Director for Florida
Rural Water Association. "Towns,
cities and rural areas alike will
benefit from safer water, better
science and more control and
resources at the state and local
Florida communities, for the
first time, will have access to $7.6
billion in' federal funds to help
them make improvements to their
drinkingwater systems and meet
state and federal requirements.
This;,'legislation, first intro-
duced by'Sen. Dirk Kempthrone
of Idaho, also fundamentally
changed the way drinking water is
regulated. By .giving state and
local governments greater flexibil-
ity in targeting scarce resources
4) or priority health risks, it
improves public health protec-
tion. The. bill also reduces
unfunded federal mandates borne
by rural and small water systems.
"This bill is acceptable
because it goes a long way toward
reflecting the common-sense val-
ues of rural and small-town
America," Williams said, "It was
written with the advice of drinking
water professionals responsible
for providing the very water their
families, friends 'and neighbors
(From Page 2)
trol. Ricky Gene is up over two
hundred pounds now. Arlo
Greenshire is bigger than the side
of a barn. Hollis Mayo has got his
own :barbecue place. Bubba and
Earl are sumo wrestlers . .
now there's a group I'd be proud .
..... and wise ..... to reunion
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Port St. Joe Elementary School is due for a major reno-
vation following suggestions by an ad hoc education com-
mittee recommendation that a new building be constructed.
The School Board has elected, instead, to do a major over-
County Tables- From Page 1
somewhere in the neighborhood of $4 million. He said capital
improvement funds from the state had all but dried up, leaving
the board with only two options for raising revenue for the pro-
jects. The two options are the 1/2 cent discretionary sales tax or
to increase the school board millage rates, which would increase
GULF COUNTY JAIL MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Chief Administrator Don Butler reported to the board that Dr.
Jqrge San Pedro has agreed to take the position of Medical
Director temporarily. Butler suggested the board readvertise to
fill the position on a permanent basis and the board unani-
APPLY FOR VETERANS' NURSING HOME SITE
Veterans Service Officer Bo Williams asked for, and received,
board approval for he and Gulf County Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director Tamara Laine to apply to the Florida
Department of Veteran Affairs to consider Gulf County in their
site selection process for a new veterans nursing home to be built
in the state.
Currently there is only one such facility in Florida, according
to Williams, and the department is in the process of selecting a
site to build another one. Gulf County would have to supply a
minimum of five acres of land for the site, but Williams pointed
out it would have an enormous economic impact on the county
haul to the near 50-year-old building instead at an estimat-
ed cost of $4 million [as opposed to $8-$10 million for a new
building]. They have requested the Gulf County Commission
to levy a half-mill sales tax to finance the renovation work.
should it be selected as the construction site.
IN OTHER BUSINESS
Awarded Reeves Furniture the bid to refurbish and refin-
ish 50-90 chairs for the old Gulf County Courthouse complex in
Wewahitchka at a cost of $45 per chair.
Passed resolutions adopting the Gulf County Enterprise
Zone Strategic Plan and to proceed with applications for funds
for an erosion control study at the Stumphole and dune restora-
tion at St. Joseph Peninsula.
Gulf County Extension Agent Roy Lee Carter reported on
the success of Wewahitchka's summer recreation program and
thanked the board for their support of the program.
Gulf County Emergency Management Coordinator Larry
Wells told the board, that the necessary part to repair the coun-
ty's generator should be in within two weeks. The board extend-
ed the bid to purchase a backup generator for one week in hopes
of getting more bids to choose from..
Highway 22, West of Wewa
Gets A New Paving Cap
Highway 22, from its intersec-
tion with Highway 71 west to the
Wetappo Bridge, has had paving
work begun by C. W. Roberts
Contracting Co. The Department
of Transportation awarded the
paving bid to Roberts in March of
this year, and work was started on
the eight mile stretch in mid-July.
. Recent rains have hampered
progress of the construction on
the resurfacing. The paving pro-
ject also includes widening the
present road 14 feet, with each
traffic lane being widened by two
feet, with a five foot paved shoul-
der added on each side of the
ltis anticipated that the next-.
paving contract on Highway 22,
From Page 1
drive the bus."
Wilder also commented, "We
can't tell a person he can't drive
the bus if he has a history of
heart attacks, or even wears a
pacemaker, if he passes all test-
ing in preparation for the job."
Chairman Oscar Redd sug-
gested the board monitor all bus
drivers by "riding with them on a
trip or two" to see how they per-
form, before taking action of any
kind. 'We always have changes
we must make on several bus
routes after school begins and we
get a feel for the census on each
bus and special needs for special
routes,' he said.
Redd and the other members
seemed to be sensitive to the pos-
sible civil rights they might vio-
late by simply removing the driver
of his duties for even health rea-
Sharon,"Gaskin, director of
the North Florida Head Start pro-
gram, asked the board to make
two changes in their agreement
with the school district, to assist
them in their program, which is
providing special preparation for
youth before entering the public
Changes approved in the
agreement were to provide bus
service direct to the head start
center and meal service at a cost
of $1.49 for breakfast and $2.13
for lunch, delivered to the site,
which is just west of the Wewa-
hltchka Ambulance Service build-
The meeting Tuesday-a spe-
cial session called for adoption of
the budget-saw the board unan-
imously approve their new budget
as it was advertised in last week's
issue of The Star.
The new budget of
$11,843,862.27 was approved to
finance the school's operation for
the coming year.
The new financial plan is
$13,000.00 less money than last
year's budget total and requires
exactly the same tax millage to fi-
from Wetappo Creek to the
Bay/Gulf county line will prbba-
bly be awarded' by the' Depalitment
of Trarisportatinr in'Jiary. -1T97. 7
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This letter is in reference to
the article written about Dr. Jorge
San Pedro in the Panama City,
Herald. After reading the article, I,
for one, was appalled.
I know that as Americans we
have certain rights. That among
these rights is the freedom of'
press, but I ask you., must we
exercise this right at any cost? Is
it the right of orie human being to.
destroy the reputation and credl-'
billty of another? I find this very
hard to accept
I cannot understand why any
newspaper would elect to publish
such a one sided story. What
motive or person is truly respon-
sible for costing a man his job.
It is true that Dr. San Pedro
was sued, but Dr. San Pedro does
not stand alone. There are many
physicians in this country that
S are sued every day. Not because
they are at wrong necessarily, but
because suing today (especially if
they carry malpractice insurance)
is as. common-- as the common
cold., It is unfqytunate, but it is
part of life as we see it.
.The Dr: San Pedro I know is a
kind, caring and generous man.
He'is not the uncaring monster of
man that this article leads us to
The Dr. San Pedro I know is a
man whose love for medicine was
his only motivation in becoming a
physician. It is what has kept him
practicing for so many years. His
dedication' and devotion to his
practice and to his patients are
two .of his virtues that I so much
admire and yet resent. Resent,
because it was his dedication and
devotion to his practice and to his
patients that kept Dr. San Pedro
away from his family so many
You see., Dr. San Pedro is my
father. This article not only affect-
ed my father, it affected his whole
family. I know that those who
know my father as I do will stand
behind him, but for those who do
not know Dr. San Pedro as I do, I
ask that you not pass judgement,
but know that every story has two
Ana M. San Pedro-LaBorde
Letter Promotes Wewa Park
Would you please run a. copy'
of this letter in this week's paper.
We are still soliciting contribu-
tions from everyone to assist us
with fund raising for our Lake
Alice Park Playground Project;
I thought this letter would
possibly be a good motivator.
2 August, 1996
c/o Park Fund
P. 0. Box 100
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Please accept this check in
the amount of $41.00 as my con-
tribution to the Lake Alice Park
Fund. I am contributing $1 equal
to my age (you are bound to secre-
cy), for my 41 years of wonderful
memories of fun and frolic at the
Lake Alice Park and swimming in
Lake Alice. My youth and young
adult years in Wewahitchka
remain a very special part of my
memories and I hope my contri-
bution in some small way insures
a child, young adult, or even an
adult to have truly wonderful
memories as well.
Perhaps a campaign geared to
the $1/year of age might prompt
others to contribute to this most
worthwhile cause. I issue the
challenge to all Wewahitchkians
to contribute for their years of
memories of Lake Alice. For it is a
truth, that no matter where you,
go, no matter how far away it is,
we all carry a part of Wewa with
Good luck in this endeavor
and my best wishes to you and
/s/ Sarah Owens Hammock
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March of Dimes
First Union National Bank
hosted a breakfast this past
Thursday, August 8 to introduce
local businesses to the upcoming
March of Dimes WalkAmerica.
This year's walk will be held on
Saturday, September 28.
St. Joseph Telecommunica-
tions, Hambrick Construction,
3600 Communications, Arizona
Chemical, Gulf Pines Hospital,
Marquis Home Health Care,
Spectrum Home Health Care and
Costin & Costin were all repre-
sented at the breakfast. Organiz-
ers are confident that these busi-
nesses will do great things at the
J. Mason Ray
WalkAmerica supports the
March of Dimes Campaign for
Healthier Babies. The mission of
the March of Dimes is to improve
the health of babies by preventing
birth defects, low birth weight and
infant mortality. The campaign
supports this mission through
medical research, community ser-
vices, public and private educa-
tion and advocacy.
One such local program is
Project Mold A Male. They recent-
ly held the "Youth Conference
About Community Concerns".
Teenagers were challenged by
Reverend Edward King to be pos-
itive in their lives and not give in
to peer pressures. The ramifica-
tions of teen pregnancy was
another topic spoken about in the
The MOD Foundation is
happy to announce First Union,
Apalachicola Northern Railroad
Company, St. Joe Land and
Development Company, St. Jo-
seph Telecommunications and
360* Communications will be
returning as major sponsors.
Hungry Howie's, Subway, Kirk's
Ice, Rich's IGA, Motley's Big Star
and Piggly Wiggly will be provid-
ing lunch and refreshments on
the big day. WPAP -92.5 and
Beach 94.5 are media sponsors
for the walk-listen for the com-
mercials currently running.
Please feel free to contact
Johanna White at First Union
Bank (229-8282) or Susan Estes
at the March of Dimes (904-785-
6460) for further information.
J. Mason Is 3!
J. Mason Ray celebrated his LoCal NAACP Offering
third birthday with a pool Community Workshops
St. Joseph Bay Country Club on m nity workshops
Saturday, August 10. He enjoyed
a fun-filled day swimming with
his friends and family. J. Mason
; is the son of Terry and Lori Otwell
and the grandson of Al and
The Gulf County Branch
NAACP will kick off its celebration
of the national theme, "NAACP: A
New Day Begun", with several
workshops to be held in Gulf
.During the annual NAACP
National Convention, held July 6-
11 in Charlotte, North Carolina,
branches received valuable infor-
mation to implement workshops
in their community. In celebration
of the national theme, a variety of
workshops will be offered in Gulf
County. The workshops will
emphasize three specific areas:
financial planning and economic
development; education and polit-
ical action; and legal redress.
On August 20th, the legal
redress workshop will be present-
,ed by Florida Commission on
Human Relations and Civil
Rights. This workshop will be held
at the senior citizens building at 6
p.m. The public is invited to
attend. For more information,
contact the Gulf County Branch
Furniture and Accessories
505 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe Phone 229-6054
GULF COUNTY PLANNING AND
DEVELOPMENT REVIEW BOARD MEETING
There will be a meeting of the Gulf County Plan-
ning and Development Review Board on Tuesday,
August 20, 1996, at 10:00 a.m., E.D.T., in the County
Commission Meeting Room. The Board will consid-
er the following items:
1) Preliminary Plat Approval Indian Summer
Interested persons may attend this meeting and be
heard regarding this issue. For further information,
contact the Gulf County Planning/Building Direc-
tor at (904) 229-8944 or (904) 229-6111.
1tc, August 15,1996.
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Hanlon of
Wewahitchka are pleased to
announce 'the forthcoming mar-
riage of their daughter, Krissi
Lynn, to Jason Matthew Lowrey,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lowrey,
The bride-elect is the grand-
daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Walter E. Armstrong, formerly of
Highland View, and Mary Francis
Hanlon and the late J. C. Hanlon
of Wewahitchka. She is a 1996
graduate of Wewahitchka High
The groom-to-be is the grand-
son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ray, Billy
Writch, Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Bill
J. Morris, all of Panama City. He
is a 1993' graduate of
Wewahitchka High School and is
currently employed by Jerry
Pybus Electric in panama City.
The wedding is planned for
this Saturday, August 17 at 6:00
p.m. at the Worship Center in
Wewahitchka. A reception will fol-
low at the Community Building.
All friends and relatives are invit-
ed to attend.
Savannah Peach Trifle
One of Georgia's leading
agricultural products and a long-
standing southern delicacy, fresh
Georgia peaches add a special
sweetness to a variety of recipes
from salads and appetizers to
entrees and desserts.
During July, the peak of
Georgia peach season, cool
down with the Georgia Peach
Commission's Savannah Peach
Trifle, which offers the perfect
taste of summer.
SAVANNAH PEACH TRIFLE
1 large (4.6 ounce) vanilla
pudding mix (not instant)
3 cups 2% milk -
1 (10-ounce) prepared angel
1 cup peach preserves
2 cups peeled, sliced Georgia
1. cup blueberries
2 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
1 sliced banana
1 cup whipped cream
1/3 cup chopped toasted pecans
In a medium saucepan,
combine pudding mix and milk.
Cook following package direc-
tions; set aside and let cool. Tear
angel food cake into chunks.
Line the bottom of a large trifle
or decorative bowl with a layer
of cake; cover with one-third of
preserves and sprinkle with one-
third of sherry. Arrange one-
third of peaches, blueberries,
kiwi and banana decoratively
around edge of bowl and on top
of cake mixture. Repeat layering
of cake, preserves, sherry and
fruit two more times.
Pour pudding mixture on top
of last layer. Insert knife blade
into trifle allowing pudding to
drain into all layers. Top with
whipped cream and pecans.
Calories 353/Protein 5.6 g/
Carbohydrates 65 g/Fat 9 g/
Cholesterol 22 mg/Sodium 366
mg/Fiber 2.3 g/Calcium 155
mg/Iron 0.6 mg.
For more information and to receive a free copy of the Georgia Peach
Commission's new recipe brochure, "Enjoy Georgia Peaches: A
Southern Tradition," send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the
Georgia Peach Commission, P.O. Box 38146, Atlanta, GA 30334.
For Good Health:
Balanced Diet Including
Fla. Fruits and Vegetables
By Bob Crawford
Commissioner of Agriculture
Just the right combination of
earth, rain and sunshine has
made Florida a premier agricultu-
ral state. Florida produces more
than 240 different commodities
that span the agricultural alpha-
bet-from avocados to zucchini-
providing nearly everything you
need for a healthy diet.
Health and nutrition experts
nationwide agree that a balanced
diet containing generous
amounts of fresh fruits and vege-
tables can help consumers obtain
the nutrition essential for good
health. To increase public aware-
ness of the importance of eating
'fresh fruits and vegetables, the
Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services is helping
to promote "Florida Food and Nu-
trition Month" this March.
The following Dietary Guide-
lines for Americans can help you
enjoy better health and reduce
your chances of getting certain
diseases-heart disease, high
blood pressure, stroke, certain
cancers- and the most common
type of diabetes:
Eat a variety of foods.
More than 40 different nutrients
supplied by foods are needed to
stay healthy. Try to eat foods
from the following five food
groups every day: breads, cereals
and other grain products (6-11
servings); vegetables (3-5 serv-
ings); fruits (2-4 servings) meat,
poultry, fish, eggs, dry beans and
peas (2-3 servings); milk, cheese
and yogurt (2-3 servings).
(See HEALTH on Pagh 6)
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blood flow abnormalities. 75% of all strokes
occur in this artery.
A second test, the Ankle Brachial Index is
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Test results are given Immediately. If a prob-
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Saveway Center Phone 227-1224
Krissi Lynn Hanlon
and Jason Matthew Lowrey
Couple To Wed
528 Sixth Street (904) 227-1636
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. AUGUST 15.: 199R
$600,000 Check Received
to Refurbish HV Water
The Gulf County Commission
voted Tuesday evening to adver-
tise for bids for engineering ser-
vices to renovate the Highland
View Water System. Last week the
county was awarded a $600,000
Community Development Block
Grant-for the renovation work.
The renovation work will
include new water mains, service
lines, and additional fire hydrants
for the 32-year-old system. The
upgrade will bring the system,
built in 1964, to modern stan-
dards and alleviate problems that
are beginning to plague it.
The board has been working
on acquiring help to fund the pro-
ject for approximately two years
before receiving the $600,000
CDBG funds. The funds are gen-
erated by the Department of
Community Affairs and given to
communities in the form of block
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
Last Friday, Julian Webb of Julian Webb Associates, was the gift
bearer to Gulf County when he delivered a Community
Development Block Grant mock check in the amount of $600,000.
Shown from left are: Don Butler, Chief Administrator;
Commissioner Michael Hammond; Julian Webb, grant writer;
Brenda1 Richards and Wallace Guillot. Mrs. Richards conducted a
house,to house survey needed for the community to qualify for the
grant. Guillot is a member of the Highland View Water Board.
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KEEP THE SPIRIT OF
THE OLYMPICS ALIVE
Host an International student like
Sophie from France or Greg from .
Poland. PAX Program of Academic-
Exchange is looking for families to host / \
teenagers from countries like Brazil,
Germany and Thailand.
This column is provided as a service of the Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc., a professional counseling
and mental health center. It is notintended to replace psychological counseling or treatment services.
I am a divorced mot
three. My older children a
problem. However, my 14 ye
daughter has become unco
lable. She tells me what she
will not do no matter what
She talks back, calls me n
and is verbally abusive. S
hanging around the wrong
at school and is absent
therefore, I placed her in
schooling. This has not W
out either. I need help, pie
feel that I have become ...
S a VerbalPunchin
Dear Punching Bag:
It sounds like your hanm
full. Teenagers can be very I
as they are looking for fhel
independence. Since l;,'ha
Information on your im
your daughter's backgr odhc
I suggest the following,...-
Find a counselor wh 'ls
rienced working in family(
The counselor would pro
work with you together as'v
individually. Often an obj
third party can shed light on
nation and help immensely
Also, parenting skills c
Scan be very beneficial in d
with behavioral problems
helping parents obtain sk
'cope with their children in
itig, consistent manner, witi
v As parents prepare to
children.back to school, I
Maintain a healthy w
Your chances of devil
health problems are incre,
you are too fat or too thin.
are not sure whether your
falls in a healthy range, c
your doctoti'Avoid extreme
y d get plenty of exercise.
Choose a diet with
of vegetables, fruits and
products. Foods in these
are generally low in fat a
natural sources of complex
hydrates (starches), dietary
and nutrients linked to
Choose a diet low
saturated fat and chole
High blood cholesterol lev
crease the risk of heart
and stroke. A diet high in
raise blood cholesterol le-
Use salt and sodium
in moderation. Too much
um in food may aggravate
ing high blood pressure,
can increase the risk of he
tack, stroke and kidney dis
Use sugars only in
action. A diet with lots of
may provide too few calorie
too few nutrients, and ca
tribute to tooth decay.
If you drink alcohol
rages, do so in mode:
Heavy drinkers may devel
trilional deficiencies and m
rious diseases, such as ci
of the 'liver and certain ty
Don't forget the import-
exercise. A regular progr
moderate activity increase
metabolism-the rate .at
you burn calories-arid
keep you strong and health
Several local establishments
offer counseling as well as these
types of classes. The cost may
vary, however. Many classes are
free and counseling sessions are
obtained through health insur-
ance. If you have no insurance,
the Guidance Clinic charges on a
sliding scale fee according to your
income. Gulf County Guidance
Clinic has staff experienced in
these matters who would be glad
to assist, you arid your family in
time of need. They also offer vari-
ous classes that are free to the
public which could be most bene-
ficlal to your family. You may con-,
tact them at (904) 227-1145.
Good luck and know that by
asking the question you have
, made the first step. Now it's time
to follow through. Relief could be
-just around the corner.
Melinda K. Brookins, M.S.
Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to: ..
Dear Counselor, 311 'Williams
Avenue. 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
Shown in the photo above are Thomas A. Mangum (left) and
John H. Vaughan (right).
After 23 Years
On July 26, Thomas A.
'Mangum was honored with a
cookout at the Centennial
Building to commemorate his
'retirement from St. Joseph
Telecommunications. Tom was,
employed April 23. 1973, as
Central Office maintenance and
retired from t.he position of,
Central Office Serviceman in the
,Port St. Joe area.
John H. Vaughan, Vice
President, presented Tom with a
certificate of appreciation for 23
years of loyal service to thed
Company. Vergil Daniels. Plant,
Manager, presented the retiree
with a gift from the 'company,
while other fellow workers and
friends presented him with
numerous gifts on this special
Tom's expertise in the Central
Office will be missed, but all of his
fellow workers wish him a very
Center Cautions Parents About
) School Poison ing Hazards
o send Poison Information Center cau- sporting arena. Symptoms can and pets may drink large amounts
Florida tUons them to be aware of poten- include irritability, nausea, vomit- that have been left in open con-
tial poisoning hazards their chil- irig. seizures and even death .
dren may come in contact with on Health and Beauty Aids (See POISON on Page 7)
a daily basis. Many can be found should be used as directed and
in and around the home, while kept out of reach of small chil- *
others can' be dangerously dren. Hair sprays and perfumes
ge 4' encountered within the school can cause extreme discomfort ir STATE HOUSING IN
setting. The following poisons are 'sprayed in the eyes. Perfumes
weight. identified as age related hazards, contain alcohol and can be harm-
eloping parents should know to avoid ful to young children if ingested. .TI. A
ased if potential toxicity in children. Diet Pills are sold over-the-
If you HIGH SCHOOL AND counter and can be purchased by
weight JUNIOR HIGH a minor. When taken Incorrectly The SHIP program wa
eon dut Substances of Abuse. Taking the user can exhibit anxiety, rest- *, rents a ian fiicrittive for
ANY narcotic or substance to get lessness, nausea., voraiting. and ductonri of and preserve a
S "high" is cause for alarm. Many headache. Dry mouth, ringing in ucono an pre r
plenty "street drugs" are potentially the ears, and seizures are also ment. Gulf County has re
grain mixed with additional ingredients possible. Parents are urged to estimated the County will :
groups unknown to the buyer and can closely monitor ANY child taking T p
nd are cause a wide variety of adverse diet pills. The procedure for re
carbo- effects, including seizures, organ Analgesics Include aceta- process as outlined.
y iber damage and even death. minophen. aspirin, ibuprofen,
good Rohypnol (rophies, roofies. and naproxen sodium. These Estimated amount of
Sdate-rape pill) is an inexpensive medications are often used to lows:
in fat, drug illegally brought into this relieve minor aches and pains, to
sterol. country. This drug causes drowsi- decrease inflammation and help STRATEGY/ACTIVITY
els in- ness, dizziness, lightheadedness. with menstrual ,cramps. Taken in t
disease amnesia, visual disturbances and excess the following may result: Housing Rehabilitation
fet can in some cases, coma. Reports Acetaminophen: Within 12:-24 Land Acquisition
els indicate the drug has been linked hours, nausea* and Vomiting A
v to rape crimes. Students attend- occur. After 48 hours. changes in Down payment Assistance
n only Ing social functions should keep liver function tests may occur Closing Cost Assistance
i sodi- beverages close at hand to prevent indicating that the liver is dam-' ,
exist- someone from adding substances aged. It is very important to mon- Home Ownership Counseling
which to it. Do not accept drinks from itor the amount taken during a
art at- acquaintances or strangers, and day. Aspirin: Symptoms can ,: The maximum housing vc
ease. r be cautious of drinks served from include ringing in the ears. lethar- strategy is $98,523 for E
moder- punch bowls. gy. vomiting, coma, and seizures. FUNDS MAY NOT BE US]
f sugar: The ingestion or smoking of Ibuprofen: may cause coma., HOMES!
es and: plants and mushrooms should renal failure, cardiac depression,
n con- be considered dangerous. Do not and respiratory depression.aximum income lim
assume they. are safe because Naproxen toxicity 'includes The maximum Income lmi
ic bev- other wildlife eatLit. Do not rely on drowsiness, lethargy, ringing in FAMY SIZE 1
ration. cooking to destroy toxic chemicals the ears, disorientation, vomiting FAMILY SIZE I
Op hu- i, in Nivt. Mve,,r ,,pse anything nr- and abdominal pain. Verv Lonw Tnconme 11 050
pared from wild plants and flow-
ers as a medicine or "tea". The use
of these products can cause' nau-
sea, vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty
breathing, muscular weakness,
convulsions, delirium, hallucina-
tions, paralysis, and even death.
Steroids and sports
enhancement drugs are danger-
. ous and considered illegal in the
should be aware of the following
auto maintenance safety haz-"
Gasoline: DO NOT siphon
gasoline under any condition.
Gasoline can enter the lungs
causing damage which may be
irreversible. Antifreeze: Because
antifreeze tastes sweet, children'
are. 15-18, speak ,.
have med- .
ance and their own spending money.
Keep the spirit of the Olympic Games
alive for the next school year by becom-
ing a host family through PAX. Call Anne
Boyd at 904-639-5433 or Lauri in the
national office at 1-800-555-6211.
PAX Program of Academic Exchange
Greenwich, Connecticut 1 (800) 555-6211
A 26 years experience in Gulf County Schools
14 years English teacher
12 years administrator
Bachelor's degree English Education
Master's degree Administration/Supervision
Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for by Catherine Barfield, DEMOCRAT '
IITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (SHIP)
s created for the purpose of providing funds to local govern-
the creation of local housing partnerships, to expand pro=-
ffordable housing, andto increase housing related employ-
ceived $250,000.00 for Fiscal Year 1995 1996, and it is
receive $250,000 for Fiscal Year 1996 1997.
ceivling funds under the program' is through an application
SHIP funds allocated for each strategy/activity are as fol-
INClOME. SET ASIDlE
alue limitation allowable for program participation for each
existing Homes and $105,365 for New Built Homes. SHIE
ED TO PURCHASE REHABILITATE OR BRPAIR MOBILE
imi xv V ruA^onJum *u*.u*a*u^*- r J Jhf ---* zx-*** *v^-W.**--
its according to family size are as follows:,
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
12,650 14,200 15,800 17,050 18,350 19,600 20,850
25,300 27,300 29,300 31,350
17,700 20,200 22,750
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
qualifled/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. Stc, July 25 and August 1.8. 15, and 22,1996.
Very Low & Low Income
Very LoW, Low & Moderate Income
eiry Low, Low & Moderate Income
Low & Moderate Income
Very Low, Low & Moderate Income
*V *' 1I
To the Voters of District Three:
I have enjoyed serving as your District 3 County Commissioner for the past
four years, and I am very proud of the Board's accomplishments during this
time. We have strived to boost county facilities and services, while reducing
ad-valorem taxes every year. When I was elected, I was committed to reduc-
ing the ad-valorem tax burden, and shifting it to Grants, State-Shared
Revenues or "user pays". Presently, with an 11 million dollar budget, ad
valorem taxes (property tax) represents only 40% of that total. We no longer,
subsidize our water systems, the Building Department or the Landfills, etc.,
these departments stand completely on their own. I also believe strongly in
aggressively pursuing grants. We have just received notice of award of a
$600,000.00. grant for the Highland View Water System. This will totally refur-
-bish the Highland View Water System, at no cost to the water customer. I am
certainly glad that Gulf County received this grant, and not New York City. We
have actively pursued Ambulance Grants, 911 Grants, Fire Department Grants,
Water System Grants, Park Grants, Recycling Grants, Solid Waste Grants,
Waste Tire Grants, Hazardous Material Grants, etc. By actively seeking grants,
Gulf County can keep our property taxes low, and still provide up to date ser-
vices that our residents expect and deserve.
Keep the man for less taxes and responsive County government.
Re-elect Michael L.
KJN COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 3
I" he people of Gulf County first and foremost Pd. Pol. Adv, Pd. for by Michael L. Hammond, Democrat
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THE STARPORT ST. JOE 6
Retires After 43 Years
Eric Howell, right, Paper Mill Superintendent, presents Adrian
Gant with his first -retirement check. Mr. Gant is retiring after 43
years of combined service with St. Joe Forest Products Company
and Florida Coast Paper Company, L.L.C. He worked in the paper'
machine beater room
PO Oion Continued From Page 6
Kesley Colbert, CFA
tainers or spilled on -pavement.
Antifreeze contains ethylene gly-
col, and if swallowed, can, cause
severe illness and possibly, death.
Job Related. Babysitters
should be aware of potential poi-
soning hazards: medications,
detergents and soaps, plants,
craft materials, etc. Have a list of
emergency phone numbers
including the poison center. Know
'the weight and age of each child.
Call the poison center immediate-
ly should a poison exposure
occur. Take the product to the
phone and be prepared to know
the amount ingested. If the child
is unconscious or not breathing.
call 91 1. r
Lawn 'care gardeners often
recommend using large amounts"
of fertilizer In the fall. Insecticides
are also used throughout the
year. When using these products,
keep small children and pets out
of the 'affected area and store coin-
tainers out of sight and reach of
children. If eaten, fertilizer can'
cause nausea, vomiting and diar-
rhea. Its dust or particles are irri-
tating to the eyes. Insecticides
can cause vomiting, diarrhea,
foaming of the mouth,, loss of
muscle control, seizure and'
K NURSERY SCHOOL
Basic poison prevention
applies to this age group: Teach
children to. "ask first"-before
putting anything into their
mouths. Never call medicine
"candy". To small children, many
medicines look like candy.
Halloween: Check all
Halloween treats thoroughly
before allowing children to eat
them. Throw away all unwrapped
candy or fruits and watch for fad-
ing, holes, tears or signs of
rewrapping or tampering.- Some"
treats, chocolate for example, may
be poisonous to pets. Glow sticks
can be broken and the liquid
ingested or spilled on the skin.
Use with caution.
Crafts: Young children will be'
exposed to glues, inks, 'paints,'
crayons, etc. Be careful these
Items are not swallowed, wiped in'
the eye or on the skin.
Should you expect a `poison-,
Ing emergency call the poison ,
center immediately at 1-800-282-,
3171 (V/TTY). Calls are.
answered 24 hours a day, seven
days a week. Schools may request
an emergency telephone sIcker
for their health clinic by calling;
the administrative office at 904-.'
The Florida Poison Information
Center is a cooperative effort
between the University of Florida
College of Pharmacy. University
Medical Center, the University of
Florida Health Stence
Center/Jacksonville.,and the state"
of Florida. Department of Health
and Rehabilitative Serviees,
Children's Medical Services. ,
for upirinktndent of hool
For 2. gears I have served the Gulf Countu Sehool
gpetern with pride and dedication. Please support me in
myg effort to serve as your superintendent of gehools.
TESTED PROVEN -OLIDI
* Family man married 26 years with one son
* Active rrember St. John's Episcopal Church
a Founder of Wewa Optimist Club
n Former Jaycee
x Former President of N: Gulf County American Cancer Society
* Former Farm League, Little League, and Pony League Coach
* Chairman of many youth & charitable fund raising drives (St.
Jude's, American Heart Association, the Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation & others)
* Chamber of Commerce member
* District representative for Juvenile Justice Council
* Former Cub Scout Den Leader and Pack Master
* Member of Tupelo Soil Conservation Board
x Member of the Apalachicola River Basin Stake Holders Study
* Member of the National Association of Elementary School
* Member of the Florida Association of School Administrators
S15.5 years as a classroom teacher in grades K-12, adult educa-
tion, and at college level
* Florida Regional Teacher of the Year and state finalist
* Jaycees' Outstanding Young Educator
* 13.5 years.as a principal serving at the elementary, junior, and
senior high level
* Community service award from Modern Woodmen of America
Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for by Camp. Acct. of Jerry Kelley, Democrat
The Colberts Jesse, Cathy, Josh and Kesley
* Resident of Gulf County for 27 years
* Taught and coached in Gulf County School System for
* Owned and operated own business in Gulf, County
* Wife, Cathy has taught school in Gulf County for 22 years
* Two sons, Josh and Jesse, born and raised in Gulf County
* Has had the privilege and honor of coaching and working with
Gulf County for the past 27 years.
12 years as Gulf County Property Appraiser
3 years in private practice as fee appraiser
Oversees 13,000 appraisals annually
As a member of the Property Appraisers' Association
of Florida has served on the:
Time Share Committee
Professional Standards Committee
Served on the Board of Directors of the Northwest
Florida Housing Authority
Served for the past 12 years on the Apalachee
Regional Planning Council
Chairman, Gulf County Disadvantaged Transportation
Board l ", ". *":." :i '. ..
Past director and president of the Port St. Joe 'Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce
Has always been available, accessible and responsive
to every person in Gulf County
Maintains fair and equitable tax rolls
Caters to NO special interests
Instituted automatic homestead renewals
Has fought successfully in Tallahassee against mid-
* Has been instrumental in lowering the county village
for the past five years
* Has always stood up for individual rights of every
Gulf County citizen -
* Maintains a friendly, professional office dedicated to
serving the people of Gulf County
* Has never lost sight of who he works for
* Certified Florida Appraiser
* :State certified in residential, conmmniercial,
'and personal properly appraisals
the youth of
; *,,, i
A partial list of IAAO courses and Department of
SRevenue schools attended include:
* Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal (Course 1)
* Income Approach to Valuation (Course 2)
* Assessment Administration (Course 4)
* Fundamentals of Mapping (Course 6),
* Appraisal of Land (Course 201)
* Mass Appraisal of Residential Property (Course 301)
* CAMA Valuation Model Building'(Course 305)
* Comparative Sales Approach
* Valuation Theory
* Appraisal/Assessment Process ,
* Standards of Practice and Professional Ethics
* Growth Management in Florida
* Ad Valorem Legal Requirements
* Amendment 10 .5
* Document Management
* Tangible Personal Property
* In-depth Studies in Florida
* Non-Ad Valorem Assessments
* Legislative Laws and Procedure Changes
* Budgeting for County Property Appraisers
* Standard Measures of Value ,
* Tax Roll Submission
* Assessment of Platted Lands
* Agricultural Assessments
* American Land Institute (Course 1)
* Over 400 hours ofstate approved continuing educa-
I truly appreciate the opportunity you have given me to serve our county
for the past 27 years..I especially thank you for allowing me to serve you
as Property Appraiser for the last 12 years. It is difficult to get to everyone
in the county while working full time; however, please be assured that I
am trying to see as many of you as I possibly can. I want to thank each
of you and to ask for your vote and continuing support on September
3rd. Thank you.
Pd. Pl. Adv., Pd.for by Kesley Colbert, Democrat
PAGE 8A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1996
Asked Daily of VA Counselors
QUESTION: I have appealed
my local benefits office's denial of
my compensation' claim to the
Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA).
Do I need a lawyer or other repre-
sentative to help with my appeal?
ANSWER:' You can represent
yourself if you wish. However,
more than 90 percent of all peo-
ple who appeal to BVA do obtain
representation. Most choose to be
represented' by veterans service
organization, service officers,;,'
trained personnel who specialize
in assisting appellants, and some
use lawyers or state government
personnel trained to help. Your
local VA regional office' can pro-
vide a list of approved veterans'
appeal representatives in your
area. Call the Veteraps Benefits
Administration at 1-800-827-
1000 for more information.
QUESTION: Arir'these' ser-
ANSWER: The state officials
and veterans organization repre-
sentatives do not charge any fee.
There are strict guidelines con-
cerning what attorneys may
charge for assisting you.
QUESTION: What arrange-
ments do' I need to make with VA
to let them know who is repre-
ANSWER: Your representa-
tive can assist with this as well.
Fill out VA Form 21-22 to autho-
rize a VSQ to represent you ,in
your appeal to BVA, or use VA
Form 22a if using an attorney or
other recognized agent to assist
QUESTION: What is the med-
ical program for dependents and
survivors of veterans?
ANSWER: The Civilian Health
and Medical Program of- the
Department of Veterans Affairs
(CHAMPVA) shares in the cost of
medical services and supplies
provided dependents and sur-
vivors of veterans who meet cer-
tain eligibility criteria and who are
not covered under Medicare nor
the Civilian Health and Medical
Program of the Uniformed
QUESTION: Who is eligible
for CHAMPVA coverage?
ANSWER:i The following are
eligible for CHAMPVA benefits:
the spouse or-child of a veteran
who has a permanent .and total
service-connected disability, the
surviving spouse or child of a per-
son who died in the line of duty
within 30 days of entry in active
military service; and the surviving
spouse or child of a veteran who
died as a result of a service-con-
nected condition, or who. at the
time of death, was permanently.
and totally disabled from a ser-
QUESTION: What, does
ANSWER: CHAMPVA covers
most health-care services and
supplies that are medicallyneces-
sary. Special rules and limita-
tions, however, apply to some ser-
vices, and some services are not
covered at all. Under CHAMPVA, ;
the VA shares the cost with, the
beneficiaries and does not fully
subsidize the service or supplies
QUESTION: How do I apply
ANSWER: You may call 1-
800-733-8387 between 7:30 a.m.
and 11:30 a.m. Mountain time for
more information or write to
CHAMPVA Center, P. 0. Box
65023, Denver, CO 80206-5023.
Applications can be requested
by phone at any time, including.
weekends, by selecting the "appli-
cation form" option from the cen-
ter's voice-mail menu.
QUESTION: How can I appeal
a denied compensation claim to
the Board of Veterans' Appeals
(BVA)? How do I get started?
ANSWER: After receiving 'a
determination on your claim from
a VA regional office, you should
send a letter to the same regional
office explaining why you dis-
agree. If the local VA office does
not change its decision based on
your letter of disagreement and
still does not grant the benefit you
claimed, it will prepare and mail a
Statement of the Case as well as
VA Form 9. You may use that
form to state the benefit you are
seeking and to point out any mis-
takes you think VA 'made. VA
Form 9 includes a section used to
request a BVA hearing.
QUESTION: How much time
do I have to appeal the VA region-
al office's continued denial of the
ANSWER: You must submit
VA Form 9 within 60 days of your
'receipt of the Statement of the
Case (the mailing that included
VA Form 9). However, you may
have a longer period of time If less
than a year has passed since the
VA regional office mailed its origi-
nal decision. In the latter case,
you have until the one year
anniversary if it is longer than the
QUESTION: I had been In the
hospital and missed the 60-day
deadline to file the appeal form. I
did not have new evidence. Do I
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
AMENDED BID NO. 9596-42
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County. Florida, will receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corporation' Interested I,
providing to Gulf County the following,
Backup Generator for the Gulf County
Bidder should visit location and design
unit to meet, or exceed the
requirements as outlined ina the bid
Additional Specifications can be obtained from the
Gulf County Planning/Building Department at
(904) 229-6111/(904) 229-8944 or 1000 5th
Street Port St Joe, Florida 32456.
Delivery date must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver unit on
speclt'led date will be set at $25.00 per day.
Pleae Indicate on the envelope that this Is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and what the
BID is for.,
Bids will be received until 12:00 o'clock, p.m.,
E.D.T.. Aug. 21. 1996. at the Office ofl the Clerk of
Clrcint Court. Gulf County Courthouse. 1000 Fifth
Su-eeL Port SL Joe. Florida. 32450.
The Board reserves the right to reject and and all
BOARD OF-COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
S /s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
Itc, August 15, 1996
have any options?
ANSWER: You may ask for an
extension of the 60-day period for
filing a substantive appeal by
writing to the local VA office han-
dling your appeal.
Sr. Citizens Selling
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be selling 8-inch sub
sandwiches with all the fixings,
plus chips and iced tea for $3.00
on Friday, August 23rd from 11,
a.m. until 1 p.m.
They will deliver to local busi-
nesses or you may buy one at the
Frank Pate Park or the American1r
Legion Hall. To place an order,
please call 229-8466 or stop by
one of their two locations.
Proceeds are for the building fund.
Class of '77! 1
All members of the Port St.
Joe Jr.-Sr. High' School Class of
1977 need to contact Sissy
Lowery Worley (229-6581) or
Becky Kirk Wood (227-7294, or
647-8384) as soon as possible.
These alumni have informa-
tion to share regarding the
upcoming homecoming activities
during which the class will be rec-
*" Robert L*
PD PF:L LD. -:- T FOR n RCBERT L REDr.1ON iNDEPErjDENT 4tp 5 15
HE IS INVOLVED IN HIS CHURCH AND COMMUNITY
* Elder and Clerk of First Presbyterian Church Chairman of Gulf County Democratic
* Organist for two church congregations Executive Committee
* President of Wewa Volunteer Ambulance Member of Roberts Cemetery Assoc.,
S G6lf ARC and other civic and volun-
Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for, by David Bidwell, Treasurer- Democrat
The following is a letter from
the Deputies of Gulf County
It is a pleasure and an honor to' speak to all of you on this occasion. Usually it's not under the best of circumstances
when we are communicating.
For the past several months we as law enforcement officers have had the esteem4ed honor of working with and for_
one of the most revered la%\ enforcement'officprs i ,the State ofFtlorida, Sheriff Frank McKeirhen. 7' -"'-
Being voted Florida's Law Enforcement Officer of the Year in 1993 is only one of the many honors that have been
bestowed upon Sheriff McKeithen in his twenty-three years of service. We as deputies can given him only two things,
respect and loyalty, that he was earned wholeheartedly. How many people would like to say their boss is the greatest boss
a person could have? probably everyone. Sheriff McKeithen isn't the type of person who wants to sit behind a desk for
eight hours and just get a paycheck. He thrives on the day-to-day aspects of the job, knowing in the end our county will
be a better place to live. This is a man dedicated to his employees and his community and sincerely wants to make a dif-
ference in Gulf County, and has.
During election time there are always rumors. Let us try to quell some of these right now. "He rents a house in Gulf
County, and lives in Bay C6unty." WRONG!! One month after his appointment he owned a house in St. Joe Beach. If
elected, he plansto build a house in Gulf County. He loves it here, it reminds him of home.
"He's trying to make Gulf County like Bay County, look at the new colors of the cars." WRONG AGAIN!! We, the
deputies, chose the new colors, of the cars, and by the way, we think they look pretty darn good. "He's spending money
left and right, look at those new cars he bought." WRONG ONCE MORE!!! Remember that big Yukon the other Sheriff
had. Well, that was traded for both of the Camaros and the big green and camo Blazers you see were given to us for
$100.00 each, thanks to Sheriff McKeithen. We're sure there are others but before you take something as fact, please .look
"I think he's done. a great job, but he's not from here." We hear this on occasion dealing with the community as we
do. Well, if you've ever been to Vernon, Florida then you know it's pretty much a mirror image of Wewa. Born and raised
in Vernon, the Sheriffgrew up hunting and fishing just like we do in Gulf County. We understand that the Office of
Sheriff is an elected position, and it should be. But remember it is still a job. Could you imagine if Bay County only hired
people from Bay County. If so half of Gulf County would be out of work.
In conclusion, please ask yourself this question.
Are we a community willing to sacrifice the well-being of our families and friends for a person less
because the other is not.a born and bred Gulf Countian?
We certainly hope not!
We're counting on you September 3rd.
;22& ^^j ^ ^ ^
,, [ ---4 ,' ^ Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for by Deputies of Frank McKeithen, Democrat
Vote for & Elect,
You are probably aware that I I am serving as your board member on the
Gulf County School Board. I was appointed to this position in March 1995 to fill
the, unexpired term of James Hanlon. At this time I am seeking a full term on
Because of my 30 years experience as an educator in the Gulf County
School System and my education, which includes a BS degree in Elementary
Education and a Master's degree in adult Education and Administration I feel
that I am the most qualified candidate for the position. As your board member,
my primary interest is, and will continue to be, quality education for all Gulf
In the lowergrades, this means strong emphasis on reading, writing,
mathematics, science and social studies. Of course, this includes technology
education in all grades, including kindergarten.
For our high, school students who plan to go to college, we must maintain
a strong academic curriculum, and I would like for our system to increase the
number of dual enrollment college courses. By the same token we need to
broaden the number of vocational courses for students who are not interested
Through career education high school students should be motivated to
explore their options to make meaningful decisions about job preparation This
includes instruction in the use of state-of-the-art equipment. Again, let me
stress that I believe that technology education is essential for our students to
survive and compete successfully in-this rapidly changing world. I personally
will strive to see that our course offerings will meet these, needs.
To reach these goals I have mentioned, we must have safe schools with a
positive learning environment, As your board member, I will continue to work
diligently to itisure that your children, are receiving their education in a safe,
Since serving on the board. I have been open to your suggestions and
ready to help with your needs and concerns, which of course I will continue to
do. With a new superintendent, it is crucial that you elect qualified and experi-
enced board members.
Please Vote For and Elect Caroline E.
Norton on September 3rd.,
Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for by Camp. Acct. ot Caroline Norton, Democrat
THE ST'!'AR~ffDI ''Ws T-'' Ta5A .~~s, iaOff.K~l ~. P ,,F b. JOI. cA, THUM5DAYfl, Ar~UGUST1. 1996 PAGE 9 A
For Crisp Salads
Storing Foods Properly
It takes more than good intentions to. n
keep fruit and vegetables fresh and
crisp in your refrigerator, say home
economists from Whirlpool
Corporation. You must: a) prepare
fruits and vegetables correctly before
storing them; b) keep crisper drawers
closed tightly and, c) set crisper
Humidity controls properly.
For best results they offer these
Refrigerate most vegetables except
potatoes, sweet potatoes, mature,
onions, most winter squash, eggplant
and rutabagas. These vegetables t 3 -
require cool dry storage. Most other
vegetables require the high-moisture
storage provided by the refrigerator's -
sealed crisper drawers.
For longest storage life select high
quality vegetables when shopping. And .
quality levels will not be the same for Maintaining the refrigerator section
all items .in a package so sort between 340F and 400F is best food
vegetables/as soon as possible. storage' Temperature controls should
Eliminate decayed ones, used bruised not be set so low that foods in crispers
or soft ones immediately and store the freeze. Freezing will cause most fruits
rest in a crisper, and vegetables to turn brown and wilt,
Wash and drain leafy vegetables, and will leave water in the crisper
store them,in plastic bags.or sealed bottom and on the crisper -cover.
plastic containers and store them in the Crispers with humidity controls should
crisper. Storing in sealed containers be set High for most vegetables and
retains the moisture needed to keep Low for fruits with skins (oranges,
leafy vegetables from wilting. After apples, lemons, etc.).
washing, drain vegetables thoroughly 0 Fresh vegetables should be stored
on paper towels. Too. much water only for their recommended times.
produces brown spots on leaves and When stored too long they brown, wilt
speeds decay. Close crisper drawers and decay. Decaying food builds up'
tightly. water in the bottom of the crisper,
Peppers, cabbage, and other causing other stored foods to decay.
odorous foods should be wrapped or .Upon returning from shopping it's
bagged to avoid transferring odors to tempting to immediately store perish-
other vegetables in the crisper. ables in the refrigerator-with every
Mushrooms should always be stored in intention to prepare them properly for
paper bags, not plastic, for longer storage later.,For crisper salads-fight
crisper life./ these temptations!
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
The Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board Is
soliciting proposals for services from qualified
firms to provide the Board. on ail as needed basis.
external litgation/legal counsel. Appropriate firms
should be experienced In represeiUilg
All responses to d-Js RFQ should submit:
*Three related references
*A brief resume on any member of your firm
that will be assigned to the Board
Minorities are.encouraged to respond.
All responses should be delivered no later than
August 30, 1996, to:
@ Gulf Coast Community College
S 5230 West U.S. Highway 98
PanamaClity, FL 32401
2tc.,August 15.and 22, 1996. .
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD,
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County School
Board proposes to amend and adopt policies, as
provided for in the Administrative Procedures Act,
or: the purposeof bringing said policies Into
compliance with the Florida Statutes and State
Board of Education Rules. .
Summary-. The following is a bnef description of
each proposal change
7.71 Property Records
Economic Impact: These proposals will result in
n:o direct costs associated wit Implementation.
IF REQUESTED. A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT.
, Time: 5:00 P.M. E T.
SDate: Tuesday, September 10, 1996
Place: Board ,Room, Gulf County School
Board 011O e.
150 Middle School Road
Port St Joe FL 32456
The entire text of the proposed rules can be
Inspected during regular office hours at the Gulf
County School Board Office, 150' Middle School
Road, Port St. Joe, FL.
Special legal authority under which the adoption Is
authorized and the law being Implemented and
Interpreted are made specific.
The addition and changes are proposed by Charles
Temple Watson, Director of Support Services and
approved for consideration by B. Walter Wilder,
S 7.71 Property Records
2tc, August 15 and 22, 1996.
STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
You are hereby notified that the Department of
Environmental Protection Is considering a permit
application pursuant to Section .161.053; Florida
Statutes, under File. Number OU-220 to Waterlot
LL.C, c/o Gadick Environmental Assoc., for the
construction of a 20-foot wide Uimerock or
equivalent access road with 5-foot sales, to
service the proposed Beachside subdivision.
The proposed project Is located in Gulf County
at.. Beachside subdivision, approximately 0.8
miles west of. the intersection' of C-30 and
C-80E. The Boardwalk Subdivision Is the
madacent property to the east. Plans for this
proposed project. are' available for public
inspection, at the once of the Buriau of Beaches
Sand Coastal Systems at 5050 West Tennessee
SureeL Billding B. Tallahassee. Florida, from 8:00
AM. to 5 00 P.M.
Thir public commeniit request Is being distributed
In order to assist the Department of ,'
Environmental Protection In developing facts on
which to base a decision on the permit application.
For accuracy and completeness all comments...
should be submitted In writing with supporting
dam, evidence, or rationale to punish a clear
understanding of the basis for the comments. The
decision as to whether a permit will be Issued will
be based on an evaluation of: [I) The design
adequacy of the proposed construction. (2 ) The
expected Impact of the proposed construction to
the beach/dune system. (3) The expected Impact
of the proposed construction to adjacent
properties. (4) The expected impact of the proposed
construction on lateral public beach access\ (5)
Appropriate siting of the proposed construction
with respect to local setback, zoning restrictions.
aid maximum usage of upland portions of the
-property '(6) The-expected 'impact of the-proposed"' -
consmticton on nesung sea turtles and hatchlings
and their habitat.
Comments should be submitted within fourteen
(14) calendar days after the date of this notice to
Emmett R. Foster, P. E.. the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, Bureau of Beaches and
Coastal Systems, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard,
Mall Station 310, Tallahassee, Florida 32399.
Plans for the proposed work may be seen at the
office of the Bureau of Beaches and Coastal
Systems at 5050 West Tennessee Street, Building
B, Tallahassee, Florida
Itc. August 15, 1996.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIALi CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
BARRIER DUNES DEVELOPMENT
CORPORATION, DBA. PRIME PLUS FINANCIAL,
PLAINTIFFS, CASE NO. 96-273
KATHY A. HENDERSON and husband
GARY D. HENDERSON,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GARY D. HENDERSON and wife, KATHY A.
8 Elizabeth Court
Florissant, MO 63031
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose an Agreement for Deed on Real property
situate in Gulf County, Florida described as
follows, to wit:
Unit 45 Series B of the Captain's
Quarters at Barrier Dunes. ,
YOU ARE REQUIRED to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to the action on
Petitioner's aurevi.ey whose name and address Is
THOMAS S. GIBSON, P,-st Office Box 39, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32457, on or before September 20,
1996 and file the original with the Clerk of Circuit
Court, either before service on Petitioner's attorney
or Immediately thereafter, otherwise, a default will
be entered to the relief demanded In the
Witness my hand and seal of this Court on the
12th day of August, 1996.
/s/ Benny Lister
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
4tc, August 15, 22, and 29 & September 5, 1996.
Mike Ferris of Mexico Beach
died Sunday, August 10 at his
home. Mr. Ferris was born in
Kursh, Russia, interred in a Nazi
Concentration Camp as a child,
and after liberation was brought
to the United States by Colonel
Harry Trimble. He was retired
from the United States Air Force,
had been a resident of Mexico
Beach for many years, and was a
member of St. James Episcopal
Local survivors include his
wife, Sybil Ferris and a daughter,
Margelyn Woodham. Mr. Ferris is
also survived by his adoptive par-
ents, Harry and Beth Trimble of
Sumter, South Carolina; two
brothers, Jack Trimble of
Memphis and Richard Trimble of
North Carolina; and a sister, Jean
Bried of Atlanta.
The funeral service was held
Thursday, August 15 at St. James
Episcopal Church at 12:00 noon,
E.D.T., with burial following in
the family cemetery in Chattahoo-
All services were under the
'direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St Joe.
Alice Maige Cox
Alice Maige Cox, 86, of Port
St. Joe, died Wednesday, August
7 in Bay Medical Center. Born in
Carrabelle, she moved to Port St.
Joe in 1952 from Sopchoppy. She
was a homemaker and was a
member of .Faith Bible Church.
She was also on the Board of
Directors of Bible Time Ministry.
Mrs. Cox was preceded in
death by her husband, Clinton
Cox. Mrs. Cox is survived by two
sons, James C. Cox and wife,
Linda of Port St. Joe and
Lawrence Eugene Cox and wife,
Priscilla of Longview, Texas; two
daughters, Mary C. Graham and
husband, Bill of Pensacola and
Ranza Maige Cox of Port St. Joe;
one brother, Henry R. Maige and
wife, Jewel of Port St. Joe: seven
grandchildren and three great-
Funeral services for Mrs. Cox
were conducted on Saturday,
August 10 at 2:00 p.m., E.T., in
the Gilmore-Southerland Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. Fred
Goebert officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Holly Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Brian Goebert,
Ray Jolley, Roger Louks, Tony
Maige, John Strickland and
ToH1ly ,-Watson. Honorary pall-
bearers were 6 ore y ad
All services were under the
direction of Gilmore-Southerland
Funeral Home of Port St. Joe.
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In Every County,
According to the Florida
Marine Patrol, the use of shade'
tarp when used as a net or in con-
junctionl with other webbing is to
be measured as part of the net
when determining the area of the
In a recent case in Gulf
County, Judge Robert M. Moore
granted a motion to dismiss, stat-
ing that the' shade tarp used was
not a net and should not be
included in the measurement of a
seine when determining the area
of the seine.
This case applies to Gulf
County only. Therefore, shade
tarps will not be included in the
measurement of a net used in
Gulf County. In all other counties
of the state any shade tarp will be
included in the measurement
when calculating the area of the
net. The Gulf County decision will
be appealed. There will also be
language offered to enhance the
definition of a net.
Four local athletes, Aimee
Pridgeon, Amanda Davis, Kristen
Jones and Thelma Bryant from
Wewahitchka High School,
recently attended the Higher
Ground Softball Camp in Albany,
Georgia July 22-26.
During the camp, the young
ladies were given instruction by a
staff of 25 softball coaches from
around the world. They spent
many hours trying- to improve
The highlight of the camp was
a trip to Columbus, the site of the
Olympic softball venue. The girls
attended two Olympic softball
games,. seeing the United States
take on Japan, and Australia
against Puerto Rico.
The girls, although exhausted
from the workouts, were really
excited and eager to continue
their softball careers and dream
about the chance of becoming an
Softball Team Recognized
The Gulf County Commission gave special recognition to the Port St. Joe 13 and 14 year old girls'
softball team during its meeting Tuesday evening, August 13. Shown in the photo are team members
Bonnie Belin, Connie Combs, Amber Daniels, Tammy Deeson, Evette Gant, Julie Lanford, Lindsay Lyle,
Angela McDowell, Lisa Rowan, Alisha Sanders, and Erica White, along with their coaches Darla Lyle and
Richard Davis. Not present was team member Candy Kennedy and league president, Sherry McDowell.
The team is comprised of all stars from league play. Commissioners Warren Yeager, Jr., Nathan Peters,
Jr., Billy Traylor, Michael Hammond and Jessie Armstrong are shown in the rear.
In the the photo. from left, are Aimee
Davis, Kristen Jon'es and Thelma Bryant..
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'ews On Dental health
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.
If you have a child who has
the tongue thrusting habit, you
should ask your dentist how
this habit can best be cured
before it causes serious dental
problems. In tongue thrusting,
a child thrusts his tongue for-
ward and pushes it against ei-
ther his upper teeth, his upper
and lower teeth, or his lower
teeth. This can create an open-'
ing between his upper and. low-
er teeth, even when he closes
his jaws to chew. It also tends
to put extra pressure on the
rear teeth and pushes the front
teeth forward, throwing them
out of alignment. This not only
detracts from his appearance
but can cause tooth decay and
One of the devices used to
cure this problem is a tongue
cage, which is often used in
combination with special exer-
cises. This appliance consists
of bands connected to the
back teeth and a wire that
comes around behind the
child's front teeth. This will pre-
vent the tongue from coming
forward and closing up the
space between upper and low-
er teeth. The child must be old
enough to understand what the
dentist is trying to do.
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FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D., 319
Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.
In the photo above, Captain Danny Tankersley (left) and
Captain Chuck Guilford (right) join Chad Smith in proudly dis-
playing a grouper he caught while fishing in area waters recently.
License & Vehicle
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
points during the week of August
16th to 22nd on SR-69, near CR-
274, on CR-22, near CR-22A, and
on SR-71, near Chipola Street.
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equipment.
In addition, attention will be
directed to drivers who would vio-
late the driver license laws of'
The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection of all
An internationally known
drug prevention speaker, Milton
Creagh, will be visiting Gulf
County on Tuesday, August 27
from 7'p.m. to 8:30 p.m., E.D.T.
The community is invited to
attend a free public event present-
ing straight, down-to-earth,
strong talk about drug problems
and solutions available.
Look for more information
next week in The Star, but put it
on your calendar now!
The week of August 4 through
10 was fantastic fishing and the
weather only interrupted fishing
for short periods. Kings, spanish,
Sand dolphin were caught on cigar
minnows, spoons, and jigs in the
channel and on the reefs. John
Lee caught a king that weighed
over 50 pounds on a flat line min-
Offshore bottom fishing was
very, productive with good catches
of red snapper, grouper, and
amberjack. There were also some
large kings, dolphin and blackfin
tuna brought in. Robert Hutson
from Moultrie, Georgia, caught a
large blackflin tuna on Saturday.
Jones Hooks Nashville
Troy Wayne Jones, Jr., for-
merly of Port St. Joe, recently
signed an exclusive songwriting
agreement with Polygram Music
Publishing in Nashville,
Troy's contract comes after
five years of pitching the songs he
writes around Nashville. Troy
commutes from his home near
Birmingham, Alabama to
Nashville on a weekly basis.
He is the son of Lou Jones
and the late Troy W. Jones, Sr. of
Port St. Joe. Troy will serve as
staff writer for Polygram Music for
at least the next two years.
The scallops have really
matured in the bay. Reports of
catching your limit within an
hour are frequent. Don't forget
the, season closes the last day of
Charisma Charters .
Country Club Host
For Golf Tourney
The Port St. Joe Country Club
was host to a couples' open golf
tournament July 20th and 21st.
The team of Barb Swain and Cliff
Zeider won, the low gross division.
Susie White and Mike Todd,
won low net. Jerry Swain, the
PGA pro, said there was some
good golf played and fun was had
by all who participated.
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1996 PAGE 1B
Domestic Violence Task Force Meets; Committees Formed
County Task Force Created Made Up of Local Professionals and Concerned Citizens to Address Problem
By Laura Kathryn Rogers
A woman is seen in an emer-
gency room for multiple cuts and
bruises and broken ribs. She has a
punctured lung. Her nose is
smashed. Her cheekbone is
slashed. She has bare spots
where her hair has been torn out.
When the authorities arrive their
first conclusion is that this assault
victim has been attacked by a
stranger, some deranged personal-
ity who preys on those weaker
than themselves. They are sur-
prised that such a brutal attack
occurred in broad.daylight, in their
rural, peaceful county. Their sur-
prise grows when they find out
who the woman's assailant is-
Domestic violence, once con-
doned as a husband's right near-
ly a century ago, and later as
something "not to be discussed" is
one of the last serious social prob-
lems to be treated with the seri-
ousness and publicity it deserves.
Around the country local and
state governments are seeing the
need to enact tough laws to pro-
tect women who are abused and
the children who sometimes get
caught in the middle. And here, in
Gulf County, a task force has
been formed by local profession-'
als and concerned citizens to
address this growing problem in
our own community and look for
According to Kristen Kistner,
Rural Organizer for the Salvation
Army's Domestic Violence and
Rape Crisis program it is "setting
someone up" to send them to
another county when victims are
being battered. Practical concerns
such as lack of transportation,
inability to drive, or never having
obtained a driver's license may be
key problems to preventing such
a client from escaping their abu-.
sive situation. For that reason
resources in rural counties must
be developed in order to offer a
helping hand to those families in
Ms. Kistner cites good finan-
cial support from Gulf County as
well as a lot of interested officials
Coming to America
The People's Republic of
China is permitting individual
travel for a group of high school
students, age 15 to 18, who will
be placed in American family
homes for one school year. They
will arrive' In August 1996 and
return In June 1997.
International Student Ex-
change, Inc. (ISE). is a non-profit
organization operating under the
auspices of the United States
Information Agency. has been
granted permission to place these
young people in host homes
throughout the 50 states and
closely supervise their progress
throughout the school year.
Each of these students has
been .carefully' selected and has
had English language training in
China. Their families are sending
them here as goodwill ambas-
sadors to learn. about the
American culture. They will be
supplied with pocket money and
full health insurance -coverage
while, they are-here.
ISE is looking for families that
would enjoy hosting one of these
boys or girls for ten months, pro-
viding only food, shelter and
For further information call
1-800-233-4678, and an ISE rep-
resentative will call with a list and
description of the PRC teenagers
available for the next school year.
we've taken the
hassle out of pre-
qualifying for a
new or used car
who are committing to help. "You
know a community is serious
when they back it up with finan-
cial resources and their pres-
ence," says Ms. Kistner of Gulf
County's support so far. Ms.
Kistner discussed how the
Salvation Army program she is
involved with can assist judges,
teachers, mental health profes-
sionals, ministers and others to
get specialized training particular
to their profession to help with
this type of crisis situation.
Ms. Kistner cites the need for
good planning and strong training
with any program developed. "A
bad batterer's program is worse
than no program. She states. "A
bad program may encourage a
victim into a potentially lethal sit-
Obstacles to getting a shelter
in a rural community is, most of
all, the issue of confidentiality.
Also, it is important that the
meeting place for support groups
not be obvious so that persons
attending feel singled out or
Ms. Kistner says that often
people not familiar with the
nature of the domestic violence
cycle can get Impatient with a vic-
tim, and sometimes give up on
them. They often say "Why does-
n't she just leave?" without
understanding that the victim has
been conditioned to think of her-
self as unable to survive without,
the abusive partner. '...,
It is very easy, says Ms.'
Kistner, to give advice when you.
are outside of the relationship,
but, the most helpful thing that-
someone wishing to help can do is
to outline community resources,
discuss options, and be willing to
support the victim irregardless of
whether their choices seem to be
sensible or safe ones. Another
helpful thing is to help the victim
make a "safety plan" so that if
things escalate the victim has a
plan to get out before they are
seriously injured or killed.
A training session for volun-
teers interested in helping bat-
tered families will begin starting
August 29th. The training ses-
sions will alternate locations from
Wewahitchka to Port SL Joe to
make it easier for volunteers from
all parts of the county to attend.
The first session will be held in
the old courthouse at Wewa-
hitchka from 6-9, central time, on
the 29th. I
The training is a public ser-
vice and all interested persons are
invited to attend. If you have fur-
ther questions,, please call Edwin
R. Ailes or Laura Rogers at the
Gulf County Guidance Clinic at
227-1145 or Kristen Kistner at
the Rape Crisis and Domestic
Violence Program of the Salvation
Army at 763-0706.
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Sure It's Hot!
Garden, Better Start Now
Target Date For Fall Crops Is The Last of August
By Roy Lee Carter
County Extension Director
Pullout all past-harvest veg-
etables and till the garden to
loosen the soil and prepare it for
planting. Hill-up beds if neces-
sary. Because time. is short, it is
best not to till in old vegetables
but pull them out instead. Tilling
them now would cause rot organ-
isms to build up to high levels for
several weeks, which is hard on
young transplants and seedlings.
It may delay successful planting
until late September, which
makes it too late to plant some of
the cold-sensitive vegetables such
as tomatoes and cucumbers.
The target date for planting
most cold-sensitive vegetables is
the last week in August. Among
those we would include cucum-
bers, summer squash (warning-
you will only be successful'with
these if you have honey bees to
pollinate them, and, remember,
most of our wild colonies have
been wiped out by varroa mites,
snap beans, pole beans, and
Roy Lee Carter
We can also begin to plant our
more cold hardy vegetables as we
enter September. In fact, these
are best planted in the fall rather
than the early spring as witnessed
Certification (only) for Gulf County Courthouse in Port
Wewahitchka commodity recipi- St. Joe is open Monday through
ents will take place on Friday (except holidays) from 9
Wednesday, August 21 from a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.,
12:30 to 3:30 p.m., C.D.T, at the E.D.T., for certification.
Old Courthouse. Those in
Wewahitchka whose cards have' Please note that the next
expired should bring their neces- commodity distribution will be in
sary papers on that day to recerti- September. For further informa-
fy. tion, feel free to call 229-9112,
The commodity office at the 639-5068,or 639-5069.
'71 Grads Cancel
Due to lack of participation or
interest in holding a reunion of
the Port St. Joe class of 1971, ten-
tative plans for the August 31
gathering have been cancelled.'
Tiffanie Anne Cross from Port
St. Joe was among, the candidates
receiving degrees during summer
commencement exercises at the
University of South Carolina's
Columbia campus on August
10th at the Carolina Coliseum.
Ms. Cross received a Bachelor of
Science degree from the school, of
Applied Professional Sciences.
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Bring someone special to din-
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Springs Lodge, then share a
romantic twilight cruise on the
Wakulla River. Saturday. August
17th, enjoy dinner In the lodge at
6:30 p.m., followed by a romantic
twilight riv'r cruise through
Wakulla Springs State Park to see
nightlife on the prowl, as twilight
For reservations, or if you
need assistance to enable your
fujll participation, call (904) 561-
Catch this delightful dinner-
and twilight cruise Saturday at
the state park located 16 miles
south of Tallahassee at State
R'ads 61 and 267.
last year when we had all that
early hot weather. Spring planted,
especially late spring planted
broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and
radishes tasted "hotter" and had
less flavor. Early heat can do this.
Fall-planted broccoli, cauli-
flower, cabbage, carrots, collards,
lettuce, mustard, radishes, and
turnips have some of the best
taste to .them and in normal years
we can harvest them before cold.
Only in a few winters is the cold
ever intense enough to freeze
them out. It's a good gamble to
take. Onions and strawberries are
also planted in September.
Leaves have begun to fall. The
ideal way to use them is either as.
a mulch around plants or in the"
compost pile. One doesn't need to
build a "real" compost pile (leaves.
layered with soil, layered with fer-
tilizer/lime, kept moist and
turned faithfully whenever tem-
perature approaches 130 degrees).
because, quite frankly, in our
busy lives this is a real chores
Simply piling the leaves in a
shady portion of the yard and let-
ting them rot slowly works. While
it may not kill disease organisms
as well, it does produce a usable
material that we can turn into
plant beds or gardens when we
prepare them for planting Purists
would squirm if we called this
composting, so let's just refer to it
as creating a "rot pile". Next year
at this time the resulting humus
will still be humus and a valued
addition to any landscape.
While one may see fewer veg-
etable pests in the fall garden'
than in the summer one, they are,
still around. Cutworms seem to
be more damaging as we get cool-
er.. Cutworms like to cut off young,"
seedlings right at the ground
level. If after planting, you find a
young plant toppled over, dig right
next to the stem and you may find
the cutworm hiding just under
the mulch or soil. They do that
during the day.
control for them is to place a pop-
sicle stick next to the stem of the
your seedling at the time it is
planted. Since cutworms like to
wrap around the stem of the plant'
they are eating this can discour-'
age them. Diazinon, sprayed 'to
the soil after planting, can also
'"ke htefrioff the- plant until these
stem grows large enough to be.
more resistant to attack.
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INSIGHT INTO THE PROGRAM FOR LOCAL REAL ESTATE
PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE FOR
THE VERY LOW, LOW AND MODERATE INCOME FAMILIES
PROFESSIONALS WILL BE HELD FROM 10:00 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).
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BE THE COUNTY
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL *THURSDAY,. AUGUST 15, 1996 PAGE 3B
If Momma Can't Sleep, Ain't Nobody
'Gonna Sleep! ...
Here lately, the kitties have got
this thing going with time. They
don't respect it They think 3:00 in
the morning is a fine time to wake
me up. They have some interest-
ing, ways of getting me up, too. But
the other morning, I had my,
They've all decided, with an
occasional hiss, that I'm going to`
keep Savannah, so they all consent
to sleep on the bed with me. 'Bout
the time Jay Leno does his mono-
logue, I'm sound asleep, with
Savannah sleeping on my arm,
Catey on one foot,i and Baby Cat on
the other. Perfect family serenity.
'Bout mid-EARLY morning all
"heck" breaks loose. Catey decides
I must be dead to lay still that long, .
so she starts doing gymnastics on
my chest to revive me. After about
the third leap, I'm awake and fuss-
ing. She's learned to dodge .my
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attempts to send her into orbit, er,
help her change her attitude.
For a while it worked to open
the living- room door so they could
-smell the outdoors and eat the
occasional fly which dared to come
inside. I would go and get in one of
'the recliners, which is very com-
fortable, and doze off again till the
In June, Marine Corps Lance
Cpl. John P. Summerlot, the 21-
year-old son of Terry Summerlot
of Port St. Joe, and the rest of his
fellow Marines assigned to the
11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
(11th MEU) completed Exercise
Rim of the Pacific 96 (RIMPAC
96), one of the world's largest
naval exercises. Held off the coast
of Hawaii, the month-long exer--
cise was designed to improve the
tactical capabilities and operation
readiness of maritime forces from
the Uniteda States, Canada,
Australia, Japan, Chile, and the
Republic of Korea.
The multi-national exercise,
which involved 45 ships and more
than 30,000 sailors and marines,
was also a crucial step in prepar-
ing the 11th MEU for an impor-
tant six-month deployment
aboard the amphibious transport'
docks ship USS Cleveland to the
Arabian Gulf region scheduled to
begin in October.
Summerlot is an assault teamri
leader and company photograph-
er for the llth MEU where he
leads his team in reconnaissance-
missions and takes Marine Corps-
Homebased at Camp
Pendletor, California, Summerlot
and the 11th MEU play a key role
in maintaining stability in regions.
that have strategic and economic
importance to the U.S. The 11th
MEU -is part of the USS Essex,
Amphibious Ready Group.
Marines are uniquely trained to
conduct assault missions from
the .sea while deployed near
But they caught on. 'Cause,
you see, as fun as smelling new
smells, and eating fresh flies may
be to a cat, there is a greater joy-
that of worrying the very wrinkles
off their owner. They soon learned
to lightly jump on and off my chest,
long enough to wake me up, but
short enough to evade my slapping
As some folks know, I don't
like mornings. As others have
found out, if I've just woken up, I
can have a full conversation with
you, put in all the right words and
gestures, and not remember a
word I've said. It's a great time to
get me to promise you something.
When I was younger, I had a real
"potty"' mouth directed toward
anyone who disrupted my beauty
sleep. It got me in trouble more
than once as a teenager. But again,
the memory problem would strike.
I would wake up, some thirty min-
utes after I'd gotten up, and not
know why everyone was mad at
* me. Was it something I said?
Well, here lately, I have
cleaned up the mouth, somewhat,
and the cats wouldn't understand
the words even if I did transgress.
But I've developed the ultimate
revenge. They play from 3:00 a.m.
to about 6:30. Then they collapse.
I decided, though-today was
going to follow a new game plan.So
I got up, cleaned up the kitchen,
picked up the house, and watched
The Weather Channel for a while.
Then the cats started settling down
-Baby Cat on top of the recliner,
and Catey at the foot of the bed. I
went to Baby first, 'cause I special-
ly like- to aggravate her, and
nudged her. She opened one eye. I
nudged her again. Both eyes are
open now. Then I poke and prod till
she's on her feet. ,"Rise and Shine,
Princess," I sang.
I kept those two cats on their
feet till I left for work. Of course,
they'll sleep it off while I'm gone.
But maybe, a point has been made
in our home. What goes around
comes around. And if Mama can't
sleep, ain't nobody in that house
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FRANK stands for:
1) FAMILY VALUES: Frank has been married to the former Lynn Williams for over
23 years., l-ank and Lynn have three children, Christopher, age 16, Meredith, age 15,
and Jonathon, age 12, who attend county public schools. Frank and Lynn have lived
in Northwest Florida for over 23 years and know what it takes to raise a family with
solid, Northwest Florida, Christian values.
2), JOBS: Frank began work at age 13 as a carpenter's helper, (digging ditches and
manual labor) and knows the meaning of hard work. Frank believes that the greatest
material blessing that God can give a man, a woman, or a family is a good job at a
fair wage. Frank is committed to protecting your jobs (in government and in private
enterprise) and to making Northwest Florida open to new industry, business growth
and more jobs. FRANK IS COMMITTED TO IMMEDIATE LEGISLATION TO PLACE
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private property rights. Frank will also oppose state laws which impose greater
financial burdens on local government (state mandates) without providing funding.
4) EDUCATION: Frank believes that the core of a healthy and productive soci-
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a state budget which will require all lottery money to go to education and job train-
ing, without any reduction in other education funds.
5) LIMIT THE SIZE OF STATE GOVERNMENT: A state government which
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PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 15; 1996
Increasing Honey Prik
By: Sylvia K. Beauchamp "For several years, the price of
Want the real buzz on honey? honey was low, and producers got
Prices are soaring, up almost out of the business," Sanford
100 percent in the last two years said. "Add in problems with pests
alone, according to a bee expert at and weather, and you have much
the University of Florida. less supply.
Tom Sanford, an extension There are also fewer honey-
beekeeping specialist at UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences, said the tremendous
rise in honey prices can be attrib-
uted to a worldwide honey short-
age which has pushed world mar-
ket prices of the sweet, sticky,
golden syrup from 40 cents per
pound to around 80 to 90 cents
* per pound today.
bees, Sanford said. Honey pro-
ducers have seen their bee popu-
lations greatly reduced by the
exotic bee mite "varroa" which
feeds on the honeybee, causing
colonies to die. Major honey-pro-
ducing areas of the world, includ-
ing Australia, Canada and
Mexico, have not been able to pro-
duce as much honey because of
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August 20, 1996
Port St. Joe.
Gulf County S$hool Board
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Wewahitchka High School
George Cox, Coordinator
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rmers and (
ces Have Fai
pest problems, including the var-
roa mite and the African bee.
The mite was introduced into
Florida's beekeeping industry
almost 10 years ago and has
taken a heavy toll on wild honey-
bees in Florida. Then in 1990, the
aggressive African bee entered the
United States by way of Mexico
and Texas, and scientists believed
it would quickly migrate to the
tropical climate of Florida. But
the African bee has not had the
devastating impact on Florida's
honey industry that was once
feared, said H. Glenn Hall, a
UF/IFAS associate professor of
According to a 1995 honey
crop analysis by the Florida
Agricultural Statistics Service,
Florida ranks fourth nationally
behind .North Dakota, South-
Dakota and California in honey
production. Last year the state's
beekeepers' produced 'more than
19 million pounds of honey, a two
percent increase over 1994 pro-
duction figures. In 1995, the U.S.
honey crop averaged 64.4 cents
per pound, a 22 percent increase
from 1994. U.S. beekeepers pro-,
duced 210 million pounds in,
1995, a three percent decrease
from the previous year.
Reports from Canada show
that in the last .six months of
1995, Canadian honey 'imports
into the United States increased
from 850,000 pounds to 1.07 mil-
lion pounds as the average price
rose from 56 cents to 70.9 cents
per pound. Sanford said. The cur-
rent price quote runs from 93
cents to $1.04 per pound for good
quality, white clover honey.
High honey prices have also
raised beekeepers' interest 'in
shifting their emphasis from com-
mercial pollination to honey pro-
duction. An increase in honey
prices could mean fewer pollina-
tor bees would be available for
farmers growing crops that
require pollination, such as
watermelons, squash, and
cucumbers.. Sanford said a limit-
ed supply of pollinator bees would
mean higher costs for many fruit
and vegetable growers. The poten-
tial lack of pollinators is a con-
cern outside of Florida as well,
since most fruits and vegetables
consumed globally grow as a
result of pollination.
Honey prices have also
increased as a result of an anti-
dumping suit recently won by
U.S. honey producers, Sanford
said. The legislative action limits
the amount of honey that can be,
imported and sold to consumers.
Mexico's honey production
began dropping after the intro-
Huft Is Deployed To
Army Reserve 'Spec. Joel A.
Huft is a member of the 81st
Movement Control Team based at
the C. R. Layton Reserve Center in
Gainesville, who recently de-
ployed to Bosnria-Herzegovlna and
Hungary In support of Operation
-The Army reservists were
ordered to active duty to particl-
pate in the NATO-led peacekeep-
ing effort under the Presidential
Selected Reserve Call-up authorl-
The team will work as backfill
to deploying European-based U.S.
.units at logistic bases in the areas
of operation. Soldiers will be
charged with tracking the ship-
Smerit of personnel and equipment
and provide essential combat
support and service support to
active duty troops.
S Huft, a traffic management
coordinator, is the son of Jerry R.
and Jackie A. Huft of Port St. Joe.
He is a 1992 graduate of Port St.
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state. Ing their hives, and they are also
"We are very confident those bad for commercial use, in that
11 swarms are all that have come they have a stronger tendency to
in, since our second and third swarm and more readily leave
lines of defense haven't needed to, their hives if manipulated. But
be used," Cutts said. "African the African bees are nothing like
bees are undesirable because the science-flction movies that are
they're more defensive in protect- made about them."
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duction of- the African; bee, a
species that is much more defen-
sive than the European honeybee,
Sanford said. Having rapidly
migrated into the United States,
the African bee is now established.
in Texas, Arizona and New
Mexico, and was most recently
found in California.
Hall said scientists had pre-
dicted that Florida would be most
severely affected by the African
bee, and that they would serious-.
ly impact the U.S. honey Industry
by 1994. But it now appears that
they have stalled around Texas.
Researchers continue to
question why the easterly migra-
tion of the African bees has
slowed since their arrival into
North America, but they think one
reason could be that the same
mites destroying domestic honey-
bee colonies may be holding back
the African bees. Another possi-
bility is the occurrence of
hybridization between African
bees and European honeybees in
temperate regions where the
European species is at an advan-
tage and where hybrids may sur-
vive better than in tropical
regions, Hall said.
"A few years ago, we certainly
thought they would spread to
Florida before California," Hall
said. "The situation for Florida is
looking much better now, but it
could change and become a real'
serious problem for us."
Laurence Cutts, chief apiary
inspector for Florida's Division of
Plant Industry, said the state's
agriculture department is working
with the USDA on a task force
recommendation for a protective
program that includes the use of
bait hives at deepwater ports to
intercept colonies entering by
ship. In the last 11 years, 11
swarms of African bees have been
intercepted at ports around the
TIMOTHY J. MCFARLAND
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Accidents Insurance Claims
Divorce Custody Adoption
DUI Criminal Defense
New Office Location:
329 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1996 PAGE SB
From the Principal of
by Larry A. Mathes
We're off and running, and so
far the students have reacted well
to the new schedule. For this to
really work well, there will have to
be a great spirit of cooperation-'
students, teachers, parents-
everyone has a stake in making
this successful. Remember,
patience .. lots of patience
I knew my years of coaching
Should pay off. Our bell system is
out for repairs, which means a lot
of whistle blowing in the halls so
we can change classes. It's amaz-
ing how far the sound can travel.,
Of course, the first day
Shouldn't be complete without the
usual rash of requests for sched-
ule changes. I can remember the
way scheduling went when I was
in high school. Basically, it was
"here's where you go--get there
and don't be late". I suspect that
many other parents had similar
experiences when they were in
I appreciate those who men-
tion to me that they read this arti-
cle (even those who ,point out
errors that I may have made). It is
nice to know that someone reads
this. It is targeted towards our
WHS Honor Roll
Larry Mathes, principal of
Wewahitchka High School, would
like to extend a belated congratu-
lations to those students who
earned placement on the sixth six
weeks honor roll. They are as fol-
Note: Students making All A's
are denoted in each grade listing
by an following their name.
Seventh Grade: Terrance
Addison, Joshua Alderman..
Barbara Burch. Lindsey Carter_.;
Nicholas Chg ,, Jpshua Conley,
e* Christopher Connell. Maquita
Culver, Tony Kyle Daniels. James
Destifino. Jonathan Gates,
Brooke Grice. Spring Hall, Tonya
Hall. Cerelle Hanes. Tanisha
Helium. Anthony Hysmith.
William Jenkins, Brandi Jones,
Ryan Martin, Kimberly
McMillion.* Christopher Nelson".
Timothy Pynes. Crystal Rice.
James Roberts, Jason Strimel,
Myron Vann, Josie Whitfield, and
Eighth Grade: Colby
Anderson, Renee Ardire, Lindsey
,Harvey, Teresa Jackson, Kristin.
Jones, Tera Kent, Patrick
Kerrigan*, Stephanie Kramer*,
Justin Marshall, .and Stefanie
parents and students, so the fact
that others read and comment is
gratifying. Please feel free to com-
ment (most do).
The new schedule and length
of classes has caused us to re-
think our graduation date. Once
this has been examined a little
closer we'll announce it. The
problem stems from the number
of days seniors would sacrifice
and the number of class minutes
(x 90) to which the days would
convert. We'll solve it, and
announce it in plenty of time to
We started the first day talk-
ing to students and staff about.
respect (one of the 12 Guiding
Principles promoted by the Model
Schools Conference). I asked stu-
dents to try and display respect
for teachers, the school, the flag,
and each other. A little bit of
respect and common, courtesy
gbes a long way toward creating
the kinder, friendlier atmosphere
that I'd love to see more of in our
school. There is really no need for
school to be a stressful situation
for students or for teachers. It
surely would simplify my day.
Have a good week.
Ninth Grade: Brandy Ake,
Stephanie Alderman, Sarah
Bailey, Melissa Babb*, Sarah
Carter*, Crystal Collins, Silvia
Daniels. Andrew Davis. Krystal'
Foster. Jennifer Goldyn, Latasha
Hampton, Timothy Harvey, Brett
Kelley. Russell Knee, Daniel
Miller, Stephen Price*, Roxann
Slrmons, Samuel Smith, and
Tenth Grade: Stephanie Ake,
Amanda Atchison*, Elizabeth
Dietz, Kelly Forehand, Kristl Gay.
. Sandra Lance. Philip. McClellan,
April Parker, Amy St._Clair. James
STauritbn. Champion Traylor,
Jennifer Williams. Jessica
Williams. and Bridgett
Eleventh Grade: Holly Atkins,
Jennifer Barnes*. Joshua
Baxley*. Jason Carter. Jessica
Davis. Rita Dietz*, Ashley Hanlon,
Lloyd Husband', Jamle
Hutchison, Kathryn Jenkins,
Ashley Lister, Mandy Little.
Jasmine McMilllon. Ike Mincy,
Jennifer Odom. Amy Owens.
Diana Taunton, Joseph Whitfield,
and Cammi Wtmberly.
Twelfth Grade: Judith
Birmingham*, Charles Cole,
Amanda Davis* Holly Floyd,
Timothy Meredith, Michael
Nunnery*, Carina Patterson,
Kendrick Sims, and Dana Walker.
By Linda Whitfield
"Off To A Great Start!"
4) Never since I have been
teaching have I known such a
great beginning of school. Without
exception, all the teachers said
their first day .was great. The
enrollment on the first day of
school was 510 and more are
expected as the weeks go on. The
children are.excited to be back in
school and so are we!
WES held Its .first Open
House on Tuesdayi August 13, to
a packed house. Parents met in
the individual classrooms and
were oriented in: schedules, grad-
ing policy, classroom manage-
ment, Positive Action explanation.
Gulf County Code of Conduct.
handbooks, materials, supplies,
home communicator, and adopt-
New Staff Members
WES would like to welcome
its new staff members, Melanie
Hinote and Brandy Beatty.
Melanie is the daughter of
Quentin and Emily Shavers, and
the wife of Hal Hinote. Melanie did
her student teaching in WES and
Sis now teaching, first grade with
Rhonda Pridgeon and Joyce
Quinn. We welcome her to the
Miss Brandy Beatty, the
daughter of Jimmy and .Vicky
Beatty, is the nursing assistant
helping our Registered Nurse,
Linda Chan.. .
A lot of us have wanted it for
years and now it is reality. We
now have nine (9) week grading
periods! With the high school
going to block scheduling. it was
easy for us to make this adjust-
ment. All students will receive a
progress report, good or gad, at
the end of four and a half weeks.
It just makes godd sense!
It made us think of an
episode of STAR TREK. The con-
sultant from the telephone com-
pany came and gave us a mini-in-
service ofhow to use the tele-
phones to discharge the technolo-
gy in the media center. It's amaz-
,ing what a key pad on a touch
tone phone will do to activate
laser discs and VCRs.
Faith Christian School Begins
,. ,"_Faith Christian .School will
begin its 22nd year on August
19th, as students and parents
The three year old students
and their parents will meet at 10
o'clock at their classroom at the
annex, after' the four yeai olds
meet at 9 o'clock. 'The regular
kindergarten class of five year
olds will go to the 20th 'Street
building at 11 o'clock.
'at All other students will gather
'at the main school building on
20th Street at 7:00 p.m. Grades
one through five will meet with
their teacher in their rooms.
Students in grades six through 12
will go to the auditorium.
State law requires the health
records, and birth certificate
Port St. Joe Elementary School
Our school day begins at 7:50
and ends at 2:00. It is Important
to have your child at school on
Each student was given a list
of supplies they will need for this
school year. Please send these
supplies to school as soon as pos-
sible. If you have a question,
please contact. your child's
Forms Sent Home
Forms concerning lunch, dis-
cipline, Title I school, bus con-
duct and attendance have; been
sent home. Please read these
carefully, complete the necessary
forms and return them to school.
If you have a question, please call
New Attendance Policy
Florida Statutes defines tru-
ancy as 15 or more days of unex-
cused absences In a 90-day peri-
od. Students who meet this crite-
ria will be referred to the
Department of Juvenile Justice.
Following an absence, the student
MUST present to the teacher an
excuse written by the parent or
guardian stating the reason for
the absence. Only sickness, death
In family, school sponsored trips,
or education trips approved by
school authorities will be accept-
ed as reasons for excused
absences. Failure to provide a
written excuse will result in an
Nine Week Grading Period
Gulf County Schools are now
on a nine week grading period
instead of six week grading peri-
od. That means you and your
child will receive a progress report
in four weeks and a reportcard at
the end of nine weeks.
Break Time Change
Our school-wide break time is
now at 10:00. If your child brings
a break to school, please send
something nutritious (fruit. pret-
zels, popcorn, carrot sticks, etc.<)
Head Lice Alert
One of the most common
problems to be encountered in
elementary school is head lice.
Don't panic, anyone can get them
and they are treatable. A sign to
look for is intense itching of the
When head lice are discov-
ered. treat the hair with NLX or
RID. or contact the Gulf County)
Health Department. Be sure to
remove all nits with a fine tooth
comb. Wash all bed linens, towels,
clothes, etc. Heat from the dryer,
is sufficient to kill nits and live
lice. Vacuum exposed .carpet,
upholstery, mattresses and throw
away the vacuum bag. For more
Information, contact Gail
Blacknqan at 227-1221.
Our "Positive Action" word for
the week is self-concept. Here
are some simple ways you can
help your children develop their
*Encourage your children to
join worthwhile groups with chil-
dren their age. Groups such- as
scouts, and athletic .teams ,can
offer fun. friends, and a boost in
eActively support groups your
children enjoy. Attend games,
plays or other special events.
Afterwards, praise-don't cor-
rect-your child's performance.
*Find ways to help your chil-
dren develop skills in many areas.
Athletics. music, art and creative
writing are options.
*Make your home open to
your children's friends.
:By: Jo Hernandez Highland View Elementary
Watch Out For The Children .
Well, summer is over and a
new school year has begun for-all
Gulf Courity students. It is always
exciting to see how much the chil-
dren have grown over the summer
break, and to get all those hugs
because they are so happy to be
Same Face New Places .
We have had two staff mem-'
bers exchange- classrooms over
the break. Mr. Wells now teaches
second grade and Mrs. Hernandez
Also, we would like to wel-
come Linda Cope to our staff. She
will be working at both Highland
View Elementary and St. Joe
Elementary as a Nurse-Aide.
Last week. Linda Whitfield
came and gave us some very valu-
Gulf County Schools
MON-Pizza. Peaches. Tossed
Salad. Milk and Cookie.
TUES-Chicken. Rice with/
Gravy, Green Beans, Apple-
sauce, Roll and Milk.
WED S Me'a t / C h e es e
Sandwich, French Fries, Milk
Salad, Fruit Cup, Rolls and
FRI-Batter Dipped ,Fish or'
Crab Cake, Cole Slaw,, Baked
Beans, Bread, 'Milk ,"and
Dessert. '* :' ,. ,
able in-service on our new Saxon
Math Series. Thank you,I Linda,
for sharing your wealth of knowl-
We are ver. excited about the
new math series and hope to see
a lot of improvement in our chil-
* dren's math scores and skills.
Should you have any question,
please talk with your, child's
Yearbooks Are Here ...
The 1995-96 yearbooks are
in. Pick up for pre-paid books will
begin at the school during the
PTO meeting on Tuesday, August
20th at 7 p.m.
Our 1996 sixth grade gradu-
ates can pick their books up at
this time also, or see Gail
Blackmon at the Middle School
Health Room between 12:30 and
1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August
21st. Any questions, contact
Beverly Crocker at 647-3354 or
Paula Boone at 647-5031.
Until next week-have a
great week ...
^ SCHOOL! [
number be on file when a student
enters Florida schools for the first.
time; either a kindergarten stu-
dent or a transfer from out of
state. Please check with the Gulf
County Health Department about
these matters right away.
Faith Christian welcomes
inquiries about its educational
program teachers and character
building Bible classes. For the
Back To School
Dance on Friday
The 1996-97 school year has
begun. Students and teachers are
back at work. In honor of the over-
700 students in grades. seven
through 12 at Port St. Joe' Middle
and High Schools, the,
Washington Improvement Group
will host a free "Back to School
Jam" on Friday, August 16 from 7
to 11 p.m. in the Washington
Recreation Center. .
In addition to a live DJ,
refreshments will 'be provided and
door prizes will be awarded. This
dance is open to all Port St Joe
students in grades seven through
12. The dance will be chaperoned.
School Bus Driver
The Gulf County school sys-
tem plans to offer a school bus
driver training class. The first
class will meet at the Gulf County
Adult School Center on Tuesday,
August 20. beginning at 6:00I
p.m.. E.D.T. All necessary details
will be presented at this time.
Please call Daisy at 227-1204
or 639-2422 to register now, or
you may sign up at the first class.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
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
,madmirdso-aon 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
Count% Courthouse. 1000 Fifth Street. Port Saint
Je, Florida 32456. The personal Representative of
the Estate of AMY NICOLE MILLS. Is Eva MIlls,
whcoe address is 87 Lee Road, #438, Smiths,
Alabama 36877 The name and address of 'the
personal representative's attorney Is .set forth
All per-ons having claims or demands against.
the Estate are required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS
FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION'
OF T-IS NOTICE. no file with the clerk of the
aloce court a written statement of any claim or
demand they may have. Each claim must be In
wi. ting and must Indicate the basis for the claim.
the name and address of the creditor or his agent
or sitomey and the amount claimed. II'the claim
Is not yet due. the date %hen It will become due
shall be staled If the claim is contingent or
unllquldated the nature of the uncertainty shall
be :tcaed. If the claim Is secured. the security'shall
be described The claimant shall deliver sufficient
copies of the claim t, the clerk to enable the clerk
to mall one copy to the personal representadUe
All persons Interested in the estate wo whom a
SopV of this Notice of Administration has been
maJled are required. WITHIN THREE MONTHS
FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE. to file any objections they may
have that challenges the radldlt) or accuracy of the
Inventory of thls estate which has been flied In the
above-captioned case, the qualifications of the
personal .representative, the Petition for
Administration, Letters. of Administration, or any
other matters relating to this Estate, or the venue
or Jurisdiction of the court.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Date of first publication of this Notice of
Administration Is August 8, 1996.
EVA MILLS As Personal Representative
of the Estate of AMY NICOLE MILLS .
ATTORNEYS FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
-William R. Waters, Esquire
Fla. Bar No.: 0071080.
William W. Corry., Esquire -
Skelding, Labasky, Corry. 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. SIRMONS A/K/A RONALD SIRMONS
AND-JANE DOE SIRMONS, HIS UNKNOWN WIFE;
GLENDA SUE SIRMONS 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, LIENORS, 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 SALE
Notice Is hereby given that, putsuantt to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered
in the above-styled cause, In the Circuit Court of
Gulf County. Florida. I will sell the property situate
In Gulf County, Florida. described as:
BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER
type of programs offered, Faith
Christian School is one of the
most affordable Christian schools
in the state. Faith Christian seeks
to reinforce the Christian training
received at home.
The three and four year old
classes are full at this time, but
there is room in all other grades.
Please call the school at 229-
6707 for more information.
GC Adult School
Is Offering GED
For Initial Time
Beginning with this new
school term, the Gulf County
Adult School will offer special
classes to prepare for the GED
and administer the test for the
first time in October.
For details on this new oppor-
tunity. call or go by the Adult
Center in Port St. Joe, located at
2855 Long Avenue, or call them at
SIf you live in Wewahitchka,
see Sue Dickens on Monday and
Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to
8:30 p.m. at Wewahitchka High
School for more information in
The first Highland View
Elementary PTO meeting for the
1996-97 school year will be held
in the school's lunchroom
Tuesday. August 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Everyone is urged to attend.
Officers will be elected, school
functions will be discussed, and
the distribution of all the pre-paid
yearbooks will begin.
OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE 1/4),
-OF SOUiiWlEST QUARTER (SW 1/4),
SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE
10 WEST FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE RUN NORTH 96 FEEl' THENCE
RuN EAST 2C7 FEET: T-HENCE RON S.-JV-ri
9C FEET' THiNCE RUN %WET 2-,7 FET-
TO T-E PW'-NT OF BEGINNING L1NC ANMD
BEING IN SECTION 24. TOTi4.i-F 4.
SOUrrH. RANCE 10 ETST IN TIE CiT', OF
WEWAHITCHKA GULF COUNT-. FL.-iD,.
LESS AND EXCEPT T-E FOLLOWING
BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHI1WEST COP.NTR
OF THE SC 1 OF 4 OF S SECTION 24
TOWNSHIP 4 SO irH. RANGE i0 A-EST
AND RUN NORTH 96 FEET FOR THE POINT
OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN EAST. 50
FEET: THENCE RUN SOUTH 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 00OO'0 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 00d'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
OF WAY LINE GO SOUTH 89 DEGREES
53'2 "'WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 84.19
FEET; THENCE GO SOUTH 03 DEGREES
18'21" 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,
WEWAHITCHKA. FL 32465
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
THISINSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Daniel C. Consuegra. Esquire
3907 North Boulevard
2tc, August 8 and 15, 1996
The City of Wewahltchka is seeking Bids' for
Insurance. Specifications may be picked up at
City Hall. Bids must be returned by 9-2-96 by
4:00 PaM to the office of the City Clerk.
Itc, August 15, 1996.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
S FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice Is hereby given that, pursuant to Chapter
865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned Intends
to iegiter with the Division of Corporations.
Department of Stat e fictitious trade name
under which It will be engaged In business and In
which said business Is to be carried on, to-wit
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: Charlynne's
MAILING ADDRESS: 114 North Highway 71,
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465.
OWNER (S): Charles and Lynne Gasklin.
Itp, August 15, 1996.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
Notice is hereby given that. pursuant to Chapter
865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned intends
to register with the Division of Corporations,
Department of State the fictitious trade name
under which'it will be engaged In business and In
which said business is to be carried on, to-wit
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: SIprell Construction.
MAILING ADDRESS: 1315 Long Avenue, Port St.
. Joe, Florida 32456.
OWNER (S): Stan Siprell.
Itp, August 15. 1996.
PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1996
Students, Teachers Will
Be Honored This Sunday
At Long Avenue Church
An Invitation is Extended to Everyone
On Sunday, August 18,
beginning at 7 p.m. (ET),: Long
Avenue Baptist Church in Port St.
Joe will host a Student and
Educators Appreciation and
Everyone in the community is
invited and encouraged to attend
this special evening gathering-
St. James' Church
Each Wednesday friends
come to St. James' Episcopal
Church at noon to study the word
of God and share a meal.
Volunteers prepare soup and
sandwich' luncheons and those
attending make dollar donations
to cover expenses. The first ses-
sion of the fall season will be on
Wednesday, August 21st at twelve
This well-established ecu-.
menical event attracts folks from
many congregations. Participants
meet new friends, and' old rela-
tionships are deepened.
Everyone is welcome and vis-
itors are desired. Come without
reservations to 800 22nd Street in
Port St. Joe. Call 227-1845,
before noon, .for more informa-
The "ladies of New Bethel
A.M.E. Church invite you to join
them for a day of worship and
praise on Sunday, August 18.
They have a joy-filled Sunday
school beginning at 9:30 a.m. fol-
lowed by-morning worship at 11i
Sunday's morning speaker
will be Dr. Dorothy A. Peck, pres-
ident of the Connectional
Women's Missionary Society of
the A.M.E. Churches
Evening services, beginning
at 6 p.m., are hhighlighted by a
religious presentation by the
ladleai &oeM s invited to'Jeoin
tem these .services at1 trie
church, located at 146 Avenue C
in Port St. Joe.
t osip a th
C h r c o Y u r
specifically focused on all stu-
dents, teachers, administrators
and school, board members.
This annual service is held at
the church in order that all pre-
sent, especially students and edu-
cators, might be challenged to
dedicate themselves to the Lord's
service during this school year.
.Pastor Curtis Clark and the
church family extend a warm wel-
come to all who will join them
Sunday as they take this means
to express how much they appre-
ciate the hard work of those for
whom this service is held.
A time of fellowship for all
who attend will be held in the
church's family life center follow-
ing the service.
In Proverbs 22:1 we
fnd, "A good name is to be
chosen rather than great
riches,' and favor is better
than silver or gold." Trust
Oliver F. Taylor is a very important thing.
Visitation Minister, First a very importantthing.
United Methodist Church We may trust someone in
trivial things. We also trust
others with greater things. I ask myself, what
does my name mean? How much will others
- During the depression my parents bought
many things on credit. Sometimes Dad was out
of work -and couldn't make a payment. He al-
ways went to his creditor and would explain the.
situation. As the situation improved, he would
always pay what he owed.
My family respected the good name we had.
Our good name was tied to our. relationship
with God and Jesus Christ.
"Singspiration Plus" Beachside
Community Chorus Ensemble, 33 Singers to Participate
Some 33 singers including a
Port St. Joe Community. Chorus
Ensemble, Mexico Beach' song-
writer/singer Kathryn Kalahan,
quartets, .soloists, duets, and
choirs from churches of the
beaches will make musical offer-
ings as; beach churches join
together to host a "Singspiration
Plus" down on the beach beside
the El Governor Motel at' 5:30
p.m. (CT) Sunday. August .18.
This joint offering for the evening
will be contributed to a national
fund for the rebuilding of church-
es that were burned recently.
S "We' all sing some of those
old time gospel songs, which we
'remember and love," said Dr.
John Anderson, music director of
First Methodist of Mexico Beach
and director for the singspiration
on Sunday night. "But there will
also be special music offerings
from various churches that every-
one can enjoy. So people who
don't sing, but enjoy listening will
find it an exciting event as well,
"We hope everyone will dress
cornf6rtablv. grb-a' lawn' chair.
towel, blanket or something' else
to sit on and come join us for
some of the best music in our
area," said Rev. Jim Davis of First
Baptist 'of Mexico Beach. "The
evening will be dedicated "to
praising God amid his creation-
the water, sand, and clouds echo
His presence and what better
place to raise our voices," said
Rev. Dave Nichols of Beach
Discover God's love!
BAPTIST.* CHURCH 1-
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 APTIST CHURCH
Jim Davis, Pastor
823 N. 15th Street' 648-5776
Sunday Bible Study (all ages) ................9:00 CST
Morning Worship ....................................... 0:00 CST
Evening Worship ..........................................6:30 CST
Wednesday Bible Study (all ages) ..........6:30 CST
is a churchh with a
that extends beyond our walls
To effectively communicate God's message to everyone.
*1. 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
S. and throughout the world.
Come visit We'd love to have you!
Dr. Bill Cook Interim Pastor
S. 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
Baptist Chapel on St. Joe Beach.
Ken Murphy has donated his
equipment and talent as sound
engineer. El Governor Motel has
donated power,, and the City of
Mexico Beach will provide a truck
bed for the stage. All the singers
are donating their time and talent
for the evening, according to Dr.
Louie Andrews of First Methodist
of Mexico Beach. So, "our offering
for the evening will go to the
national fund established by
Southern Baptists to rebuild
burned' black churches,", said
Rev. Bo Bovette of Christian
Fellowship of Mexico Beach. "So
many bf 'our people have wanted
to help those churches rebuild
and this is a way we can help," Dr.
Andrews said. "We just want to
stand by our brothers and sisters
in Christ," Rev. Boyette said.
A North Port St. 'Joe
Community Chorus Ensemble
including Iris Gathers, Susie
Clemons, Brenda Little, Bonita
Williams, Mary Addison, Jonny
Bullock, Richard Dumas,
Deborah Crosby, Linda Miller,
Denise Boykin, and Jennifer
Bailey. illl offer special praise
India Miller, Beverly
Strickland, Sharon Shearer, and
Carol Nichols of Beach Baptist
Chapel will offer trio and solo
selections. Professional singer/!
songwriter Kathryn Kalahan of-
First Methodist in Mexico Beach
will offer solo selections as will
First Baptist "of Mexico Beach
Music Director Barbara Harmon
and soloist Faye Thompson.
Rev. Bo Boyette, wife
Florence, ;and Lance Erwin of
Christian Fellowship in Mexico
Beach'will offer a guitar and man-
dolin accompanied trio selection,
and First Baptist soloist Shirley
Roth will offer an old time gospel
song. "And the choirs of the
churches will offer some of their
best," Dr. Andrews said.
First Methodist, First Baptist,
'Christian Fellowship, and Beach
Baptist Chapel organized the sing
"first because we just want to join
together to praise the Lord." Rev.
Nichols said. "But we also want to
meet the community where it is
and remind it God is important in
this place and in every life," all the
pastors agreed. All churches
along the beach were invited to
participate and "each one that is
able is participating," they added.
Everyone in the area is invit-
ed to attend the seaside sing. Dr.
Anderson said. "We'll have a good
time just singing put in the open,"
he added. If it rains August 18,
the sing will be held-August 25 in
the same spot, Dr. Anderson said.
The sing site is located next to El
Governor on the beach side of U.
S. 98 just east of 8th Street in
Zion Fair To Host
A Bar-b-que Sale
The men of Zion Fair
Missionary Baptist Church will be
hosting a bar-b-que sale on
Saturday, August 17 from 10 a.m.
until at Frank Pate Park. Bro.
Paul Gant will be the "chef" of the
The scrumptious selections
will l include: ,a .slab of ribs,
$13.00; a whole chicken, $6.00;
1/2 chicken dinners, $5.00: and
rib dinners, $6.00. The dinners
will be served with baked beans,
cole slaw, and bread ,
Serving Up BBQ.
The United Methodist Men's
Club will be holding a chicken
barbecue on Friday, September 6
at the fellowship hall of the
church in Port St. Joe.
Each dinner will consist of
1/2 chicken, .cole slaw, baked
beans, bread and tea for only
SFor more Information or tick-
Sets, contact any club member or
call Ed Creamer at 647-5427.
Note of Thanks
Mr. and Mrs. Mack Gwinn,
Jr., and Ms. Judy Campbell would
like to express their gratitude for
the flowers, food, thoughts and.
prayers at the time of their loss of
their son and fianc6, Mack
"Buddy" GOw f III.
A GREAT SELECTION FOR
CONTRACTORS or HOME REPAIR
I SENIOR & CONTRACTOR DISCOUNTS |
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Port St. Joe
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THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00 a.m.,(ET)
++ Sunday School 9:45
ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (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
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
Sunday School 10 a.m., ET
Morning Worship 11 a.m., ET .2
Evening Service 6 p.m., ETl Pastor Guy Labonte
Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m., E 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 .... 9a.m. CDT
Worship Service ................... 10 a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m.
SIA FIRST PRESBYTERIANa>
-: JiL. CHURCH
S508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
I SUNDAY WORSHIP ............................10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL ................................11 a.m.
(U S N *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor
First United Methodist 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 artY 12 noon CT
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
REV. BILL WHITE, PASTOR
2420 Long Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
Sunday School ............................................10 a.m .
Morning Worship........................................11 a.m.
Sunday Evening .............................................6 p.m .
SWednesday Evening ...................................7 p.m.
Catch the S1oSi
t"- THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School......... 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship .............. 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wednesday ............. 7:30 p.m.
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
1 first 'Baptist Church
/ 102 THIRD STREET .PORT ST.JOE
T; -. Worship Service 8:3,0 am
01 ;" Sunday School 9:45 am
Worship Service 11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
... Evening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...7:00 pm
Gary Smith Buddy Caswell
, Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1996 PAGE 7B
Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words
50 for each additional word
$2.00 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
227-1278 to place yours.A
NOTE: NEW DEADLINE:
TUESDAY AT 10 A.M.
1989 Mark 7, 63,000 miles. Can be
seen at 106 Victoria Ave., Highland
View. 229-6449. Itc 8/15
1990 Cadillac, red with white leather,
60,000 miles (extra sharp). $11,000
negotiable. 639-2895. ltc 8/15
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/fm/stereo,
tilt, cruise; a/c.
Citizens Federal reserves the right to
reject any and all bids. 2te 8/8
'94 Ford F150, new tires, low mileage,
$10,900. 227-2049. tfc 8/1
14' 1989 Fish & Ski Boat, with 25
Evinrude, in great shape. For more
details. call 229-9278. 2tc 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 and outboard
engine or without Price negotiable.
20' shrimp net, $50. Call days, 227-
3268 ..tfc 8/15
FOUND: White English bulldog found
in July. Call 647-3273. Itc 8/15
Carpet Cleaning Whole House Spe-
cial. Up to 1200 sq. ft. $49.95. Fur-
niture, sofa, $24.95: love seat $19.95,
recliner $16.95. 227-1598. Ken Pip-
pin. Itp 8/15
IHE BEACHES HOUSE/PET SIT-
TERS. Collect mail /,check lights /
locks / etc. Feed & exercise your pets.
As low as $6.00 a day. Mow grass /
pool care/etc. Willing for extra $$. Re-
liable couple. Contact Ron & Maxine
Leopold at 648-4204 anytime/leave
message. ,tfc 8/ 15
Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
; RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-ply & Repairs '
"Where quality is higher than price"
C.R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake; front-enel loader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt 2, Box AiC, PortSt. Joe
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
UC. #ER0013168 .INSURED
v : 647-8081
Faye's Nail &
TOTAL NAIL CARE
Certified Nail Technician
1905 Long Ave., Port St. Joe
Wolff Tanning System Call for Appt.
IFOR REN :
TUESDAY AUCTION! Every
Tuesday at Port Theatre. We'll
sell it for youl Also ANTIQUE
MALL SPACE AVAILABLE! Open
Wade Clark Auctions, AB1239. AU
1737.229-9282 uL ,9/5
3 bedroom unfurnished house, 1
bath, call 227-1639. tfc 8/22
Space for a gift/souvenir store In the
St. Joe Motel at 501 Monument Ave.
Approx. 600 sq. ft.. $500 month. Call
Hanron Realty, 227-1450. 1tc 8/15
Apartment on Mexico Beach, unfur-
nished 2 bdrm., 1 ba., water, garbage
pickup and cable included. No pets.
$400 month plus deposit. 648-5903.
Wewahitchka on Hwy. 71; 2 bd., 1
ba., cen. h/a, Ig. living areas. $450
month. Call Hannon Realty, 227-
1450. Itc 8/22
2 bedroom furnished and unfur-
nished available immediately. Long
term rental. Parker Realty, Mexico
Beach, 648-5777. tfc 8/8
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
3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1 block from
beach, 20x24' shed, 2 car carport,
deck on back, privacy fence backyard,
$650 month, $500 deposit. St. Joe
Beach. 647-3278 or 827-2906.
COINS BY THE BAY!
I buy and sell old coins and paper,
money. Billy Stephens. fair prices.:
Home 229-8104. Bus. 229-6803.
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Sunday"4':00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday. 8:00 p.m.
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church. PSJ
CHEMICALS 8 SUPPLIES,
Catherine L. Collier
Independent Sales RepresentanLue
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 o 4/6
announces NEW PENTIUMS
starting at $1169,
P75 Multimedia $1,365,
P150's from $1799
227-6590 or 647-3339
LOANS, D 8J PAWN SHOP
"The Uttle House with the Big Deals"
Comer of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Business: (904) 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9-12
Harmon's Heavy Equipment co.
Specializing in Black Top Soil
BULL DOZERS 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
I FR em T
Two bedroom, 1 1/2 bath trailer, 1 Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tapper
block from beach. $350 month, $250 Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable hous-
deposit. 647-3278 or 827-2906. ing for the elderly and the handi-
tfc 8/1 capped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
3 bedroom, unfurnished, 1 1/2 baths, efficient const., handicapped equip-
gulf view with access to beach by ped apts., available. Stove & refrig.
boardwalk, 1 mile from state park en- furn., fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.,
trance, $550 per month. $250 depos- on-site manager.
it. 647-5349 or 227-1235. No pets. Equal Opportunity Housing Comrn-
tfc 8/1 plex. Rent is based on income.
This complex is funded by the Farm-
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico. ers Home Administration and man-
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfc 8/1 "9' aged by Advisors Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS'
on busy Hwy. 71. One area 2400 sq. tfc 8/1
ft. one area 750 sq. ft. Possible uses
furniture, antique, restaurant, bar, PINE RIDGE APTS., (904) 227-7451.
clinic or general office use. 639-5608. Rents starting at $255.00 per mo. Af-
tfc 8/1 fordable Living for low to middle in-
come families. Featuring 1, 2. & .3
One and two bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apts. with cen. h&a. energy
blocks from beach. Call 647-3544, saving appliances, patios & outside
ask for Jason. tfe 8/1 storage. For hearing impaired call
(904) 472-3952. Equal Housing Op-
1,500 s.f. metal building and approx.
1/2 acre enclosed by chain link fence.
Located in Jones Homestead. Call Bil-
ly Carr, 227-2020. tfc 8/1
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.,
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra 1g. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
Quality childcare in my home. Excel-
lent references; activities; snacks; hot
meals; CNA, child and infant CPR cerr.
tified. 2 openings. 647-3519.
IWindow Treatments Installed. 8 yrs:
experience in installing all types of
blinds & shades. Have references. For
a free estimate, call 229-8493
Port St. Joe Lodge No. 111
Reg. Stated Communication
1st and 3rd Thursday of each.
month. 8:00 p.m..Masonic Hall.
214 Reid Ave.
Robert Rednon, W.M.
Bill Jordon. Sec. ..
1st & 3rd weeks -Dec.
* Custom Wood
A 8 R Fence
Feaicna and Concrete Wort
Albert Flcichmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 ( 041 647-4047
Average Stump, $10.00
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises. Inc.
f c 4,6
MOWING RAKING WEEDING
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
No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St. Joe Furni-
ture, 227-1251. tfc 8/1
Would like to babysit in my home.
Ages 5 years or younger. I live In
Mexico Beach area. For further infor-
mation call 648-4 190. 2rp 8/8
5x10 O10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112
BOB'S PAINT &
29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
Owned 1 O
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
FlRea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment/
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
Ef FAMILY OWNED
0 PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Servin G f Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
Yard Sale: Mexico Beach, I I IA 39th
St., Saturday, Aug. 10. Furniture,
household items and something for
Moving & Garage Sale: 15th St. and
Wysong Ave. Mexico Beach. Saturday,
12 noon 4 p.m. only. Various house-
hold items. Good stuff, come see.
Yard Sale: 7:00 12:00 Saturday,
parking UPC Church, Wewa, Hwy. 71.
Rain postpone next Saturday.
Yard Sale: 339 Selma St., St. Joe
Beach. Saturday, August 17th.
Yard Sale: Saturday, Aug. 17, 8-12.
Loveseat and chair, day bed with
comforter, children's clothes, and
more. 514 4th St.
Yard Sale: baby clothes, maternity
clothes, household items & more.
9130 Starfish Ave., Beacon Hill. Au-
gust 17th. ltp 8/15
Garage Sale: Rain or shine. Over 100
record albums, Saturday/Sunday:
632 GulfAire Dr. ltp 8/15
Garage Sale: Two marbled top bath
vanity, lamps, stove, misc. items,
from moving. Friday. Aug, 16th, Sat.,
17th, 9-5. 302 Beacon Rd., Gulf Aire
Subd. It 8/15
Garage Sale: teenage clothes and
shoes. Saturday, Aug. 17th, 8 am. -
noon. 2003 Palm Blvd. Itc 8/15
Moving Sale: everything must
go this weekend. Brown cedar
& stone house at Costin's Air-
port. TV's, furniture, dishes,
odds & ends. Starting at 8
a.mn. on Saturday morning.
Look for sign.
Wewa Serenity Group. Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71. Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.
, ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
. ,Port.St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m...
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday. 8:00 p.m.
Specializing In:, Glamor Weddings
Children Boudoir Pets
Special Events Model Portfolios
St. Joe Beach 647-3318 gir 72
Job Notice: The City of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for the follow-
ing temporary position:
CREW LEADER FOR RECYCLING
CENTER, $6.52/HR. Application and
job description may be picked up and
returned to the Municipal Building,
305 Fifth St., August 15-30.
The City of Port SL Joe enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy and Is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk 2tc 8/15
Sharp person with computer experi-
ence that know 10 key touch, for
busy office. Full-time. Send resume
detailing experience, qualifications
and references to: Personnel Manager,.
P. 0.. Box 559, Wewahitchka. FL
32465. 2tc 8/15
Maintenance: The Gulf County
School Board is receiving applications
for a maintenance employee. Interest-
ed persons should have experience in
air conditioning/refrigeration and re-
covery systems. persons wishing to be
considered for this position must re-
quest to have their application sub-
mitted. Applications may be picked
up and should be sent to Mr. Buddy
Floore. Coordinator of Maintenance
Services. 150 Middle School Road,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Application
deadline is August 23, 1996, 12:00
Noon, ET. The Gulf County School
Board is an equal opportunity em-
ployer. It 8/15
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 :St Joseph Care
Center. 220 Ninth St., Port St Joe, FL
32456. 229-8244. tfc 8/1
Surfside Serenity Group, Ist United
Methodist Church, 22nd SLt. Mexico
Beach. Monday 7:30; Friday' 7:30.
All times central. 647-8054. ;
Plus Small Engine Repairs
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 FIrst St.
A/C, Heating, Refrigeration, and Ice
G Ventilation Sheet Metal Fab. *oNatural
Gas & Electrical Equipment Contractor
Service Co.0 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
State Meh 0066465 Emrnie "Cooter" Harden/Owner
Phone 904-639-2454 Cel. Ph. #227-5036 tc 6/2o
CUSTOM HOME PLANS
V ~ (904) 647-3548
Rose Mary Mapel
6240 Hwy. 98 West
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
,- 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. SE RTISKr
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 tf 1/4 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Let us do the caring while you're away
CARE IN YOUR HOME, SERVICE LOW AS $8.00 A DAY
Serving Port St. Joe and the Surrounding Areas
/ Call Joey and Marie Romanelli
(904) 229-1065 tfo12/14
TRADES & SERVICES
PAGE 8B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. AUGUST 15, 1996
Outreach Counselor. Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Inc. has an immedi-
ate opening for an Outreach Counse-
lor to work with juveniles and their
families in Wewahitchka. Duties: In-
terviewing and evaluations; individu-
al, group, and family counseling; case
management; home visits; treatment
planning and record keeping; and
agency consultation. Requirements; a
bachelor's degree in a mental health
discipline and HRS screening. Coun-
seling experience preferred. On-call
rotation may be required. Apply to:
Edwin R. Alles, Executive Director,
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc.,
311 Williams Ave., Port St. Joe, FL
32456. E.O.E. Itc 8/15
Case Manager. Gulf County Guid-
ance Clinic, Inc. has an opening for a
Case Manager on a Hurricane Crsis
Counseling grant. Duties include:
home visits, case management, crisis
intervention, group counseling and
consultation. This is a temporary po-
Requirements; a bachelor's degree in
a mental health discipline and com-
pletion of all HRS screening, Counsel-
ing experience preferred. On-call rota-
tion may be required. Apply to: Edwin
R. Ailes, Executive Director, Gulf
County Guidance Clinic, Inc., 311
Williams Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
E.O.E. ltc 8/15
Security guards in Port St. Joe, full
time or part time, prefer licensed
guards. Starting pay, $5.00 hr. Nyco
Security. Apply in person at Job Ser-
vices, Harrison Ave. & 9th St., Pana-
ma City. 5 yr. work history & police'
check. 904-244-0014. EOE.
BB8400009. ltc 8/15
Full time cook' needed at Gulf Pines
Hospital. Flexible hours. Experience
necessary. Please call Daisy Jones at
227-1121,ext. 135. Itp 8/15
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 SL. (P. 0. 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 dp and returned to the Murdc-
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
City Clerk 2tc 8/8
management office, requires customer
interface, good telephone skills, com-
puter experience. Full time position
with benefits. Fantasy Properties,
648-5146. 2tc 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 St. Joe
LOOKING for mature individual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
ica Financial Services. Take charge
and manage a portion of our multi-
faceted business. We offer high com-
mission income potential, flexible
hours, many other pluses. Could start
part time. For interview, call today.
Kitchen manager wanted for year'
round restaurant Pay rate based on
experience. Send resume to: Resum6,
P. 0. Box 13564, Mexico Beach, FL
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
placed in pro shop or with bookkeep-
e_. _. 3tc8/l
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-
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.
Experienced yard care person. Bar-
field's. 229-2727. tfc 8/1
Licensed, real estate agent wanted.
Full or part-time position available.
Call 227-1892. tfc8/1
Now hiring waiters, waitresses, cooks,
dishwashers, full or part time, flexible
hours. Apply Julie's Restaurant, 222
Reid Ave., Port St. Joe. tfe 8/1
1990 26' Coachman travel trailer.
sleeps 5, full bath, $2,000 or best of-
fer. Needs some repairs. 639-3721.
1987 model mobile home, 2 bdirm., 2
ba. 14'x60', $14,000. Call-763-2407.
Dining table, leaf and pad, 5 side
chairs, 1 captain's chair and buffet
server. Approx. 55 years old. Couch
and chair, excel. cond. Will sell separ-
ate or all for $750. 229-6694.
1991 14'x70' trailer, like new, Mexico
Beach, 34th St. N., Big Gator Park on
canal, 300 yds. from beach. Great lo-
cation, Ig. lot, low monthly rent. Cen.
air/heat, 2 full baths, 3 bdrm., stove/
fridge stay. Most furniture stays.
15'x26' porch, 2 sheds. $16,000 firm.
219-866-0279. Leave message if not
home, key with neighbor., 2tp 8/15
Queen size sofa bed, beige, excel-
lent condition, $75. Call weekends,
648-4256, Mexico Beach, or 904-
877-3897, Tallahassee. ltc 8/15
Sofa w/2 incliners and love seat.
$400. Call 229-6561. Itc 8/15
COMPUTER, 586 AST, never out of
the box, includes monitor & program-
ming. $2,600 value, $1,200 obo. 229-
9282, 229-2580. Ite 8/15
Racing go kart, 2 blueprinter 5 hp
Briggs, plus kart trailer, lots 6f spare
parts. $900. 648-8777 after 5:00.
30" Kenmore gas stove for sale,
$200 or best offer. Contact 229-
8137 or 229-6500 from 12:00 noon
to 6:00 p.m ltc/15
Oak bedroom set; king size flotation
mattress, oak headboard' w/sliding
shelves, mirrored panels w/lighted
overhang. 2 wall units w/4 drawers
each and 3 shelves. Moving. Must
sell, $500. 647-3311, leave message.
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
New 7' cast net for sale. Call Wayne at
229-9070. Also will build repair cus-
tom nets. 4tp 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., I ba., all electric.
cen. h&a, upgraded features, must be
moved. $11,000. Call 647-3581.
Mushroom Compost, $15 yard. any-
time, 648-5165. lfc 8/1
NEX MICRO Computer Sales &
Service. PIONEX Pentium 100 Multi-
media $1699,14" SGA monitor, 16 Mb
EDO RAM 1.2 Gb Western Digital HD
Intel Trident Chipset 256k Pipelined
Cache Toshiba 6X CD ROM 2 Mb
MPEG Video, Windows 3.11, Perfect
Office Quicken SE & .morel Other
Pentium PC's starting at $1099.
Days: 227-6590, H: 647-8339, FAX
904-647-3339 email Ron Bordelon:
PC Components price list upon re-
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
"Antique Sale". All items
will have sale tags on
them. If there is some-
thing you have been want-
ing this is the time to buy.
Big Barn, Hwy. 98, PSJ
Moving Sale: everything must
go this weekend. Brown cedar
& stone house at Costin's Air-
port. TV's, furniture, dishes,
odds & ends. Starting at 8
a.m. on Saturday morning.
Look for sign.
White English bulldog puppies for
sale. Call 229-8485. 2tc 8/8
Two deer dogs, one will trail, $100 for
both. 229-9481. Itp 8/15
DOG GROOMING PLUS, 227-3611.
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing. dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
PET & PROPERTY TENDERS. In
your home pet sitting by Joey and
Marie Romanelli, 229-1065. tfc 8/1
Priced to sell. moving. Beacon Hill,
Tllp St. 24x44', '86 on three 50'x1OO'
cleared lots. Fenced yd., 3 bdrm., 2
ba., cen. air, appliances. Some furni-
,ture, excel. cond. $36,000 or $5,000
equity.. Assume payments of $483
per month for approx. 5 years. Call
647-3589, leave message if no an-
swer. 3tc 8/15
House for Sale: newly remodeled older
home. 3 bdrm., 1 ba. with vinyl sid-
ing. New stove and refrrig., fenced in
back yard. Oak Grove. Asking
$28,000. Call 227-1621 after 5 p.m.
2109 Palm Blvd. $82,500
I .... -
3 bedroom, 2 bath. Land: 1 1/2 lots REALTY INC.
SPECIAL FEATURES: One story block rambler with PORT ST. JOE
inground pool, auto. filtering system, special humrcane pro-
tection awnings, thermal windows, ex. Ig. family room, cen- 227-1450
trail heat and air. Price includes range, dishwasher, carpet and
108 Westcott Circle, $69,900
3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths. Land: Irr. shaped lot REALTY INC.
SPECIAL FEATURES: I story home w.'Ig., open h area.., hardwood PORT ST. JOE
floors in bedrooms, ceramic ble baths. 1g. pantry & breakrait bar in
kitchen. Family rm w/buili-m bookcase,. Spacious backyard, rof only 227-1450
5 yrs. old Pnce includes- range oven (elf-cleaning. stoe hood tar..
dishwasher, blinds texcept ierhcal blndi in Iting room,
GULFAIRE subdivision. Pretty lot on Periwinkle Dr. Minimal
clearing required. Restricted subdivision with pool and tennis
court privileges. $26,900.
St Joe Beach, lot 50 x 125 W tr meter Is already Installed.
High sandy lot with pretty oDE1tez Street, first block off
TWO LOTS at Oak Dr. and Wisteria Ave., approx. .44 acre total.
Close to fishing, camping and hunting. Each lot $6,500.
HIGH SAND DUNES on first tier lot in
Treasure Shores Subdivision.
Dedicated access to beach. Gulf view,
1/4 acre corner lot. New price:
BUILDING LOTS HANNON
FISHERMENI 1/2 acre well-
elevated land on Blossom Hill Road (3 PORT ST. JOE
lots total). Prime building lot. Owner
will finance with 1/3 down. 227-1450
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.
I lot is $25,000.
For Sale by Owner: 3 bdrm., 1 ba.
block & brick home, new w/w carpet,
new side-by-side refrigerator & stove,
$60,000. 914-0965. tfc 8/15
3 bedroom, 2 bath custom built
home, privacy fence, decks, sprinkler
system & many extras. 2009 Marvin
Ave. For more information call 229-
Want to Buy: house in Port St. Joe
area that needs a little work. Call Pat
227-3511, if interested in selling.
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
Byr'Owner: 12'x47' mobile home on 1/
2 acre, Overstreet Community. Appli-
ances included, hookup for washer/
dryer, metal storage bldg., fish pond
on property. $19,000. Call 648-5372
or 229-6114. tfe 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 4cre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with sep-
tic tank & well. $2,5000 down,
$132.16 mo. Call George, 229-6031.
For Sale: Cape San Blas, 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/flreplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'xl6'
utfl. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
1/2 acre lot with septic tank. Over-
street Road. Owner financing, 227-
2020, ask for Billy. tfc8/1
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 8/l
Wanted: to buy storage shed, good
condition. Call 647-3311, leave mes-
sage. I ltpl8/15
I will no longer be responsible for
any debts incurred by anyone other
than myself as of this date, August 5,
JOHN FADIO, JR.
Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for by Catherine Barfield, Dem.
650 Madison St. $39,900
|i .' HANNON
2 bedrooms, 1 bath Land 60' 131 '5 REALTY INC.
SPECIAL FEATURES: Comfortable I story frame bungalow PORT ST. JOE
with wood floors, new central heat and air. 2 screened porche-
ceiling fans throughout new 12x20 storage building u elec 227-1450
power. Price includes range, refrig., ceding fans, blinds & new
690 Duval St. $24,500
2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Land: 50'l31 75' lot REALTY INC.
SPECIAL FEATURES: Single wide mobile home in good condi PORT ST. JOE
tion. Quiet neighborhood. Open kitchen and family area, cen.
heat, air. Ig. master bedroom w 'spacious closet. Bath ha:, gar- 227-1450
den tub and shower. Price includes: range, refngerator, carpet,
blinds and ceiling fans.
Fantasy Properties, Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98 r
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 oWoe
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478
St. Joe Beach Sea Shores Subd. 607
Nautilus Dr. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, nicely land-
scappd yard with sprinkler system and irrigation
well. Garage. Nice neighborhood, equipped
w/refrigerator/stove, central heat/air, washer/dryer
hook-up, window treatments. Priced to sell at
JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor
To the People of Gulf County
I would like to thank the people of Gulf County and District V
for the opportunity to serve as your commissioner for the last 4
years. It has been an enjoyable learning experience for myself
; and my family. As
"'",' your commissioner
for the next four (4)
years, I will contin-
.. ue to strive to
reduce your ad-val-
orem tax burden
all of your county
W Operations, Water
and Building, and
Parks & Recreation.
Again, thank you, I hope that I have always served you in
a respectful, professional manner. If I can be of service to
you, please do not hesitate to call.
Warren Yeager, Jr.
County Commissioner, District V
Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for by Camp. Acct. of Warren Yeager, Jr., Democrat