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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: August 22, 1996
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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ALBERI'r/ILLE 3-


THE


USPS 518-880

FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR, NUMBER 51


STAR


INDUSTRY DEEP WATER PORT FINE PEOPLE SAFEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1996
PORT T. JO, FLOIDA 245 ', 1M, 1 A,'AGS 2,96


Former Hess Property Now Has Official
To Begin On Project; Commission Talks


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Helping Mother


Todd Land Development Company heavy
equipment crews are shown above con-
structing the last one of seven contracted
berms constructed on Gulf County beaches
by the Gulf County Commission. The berms.
are designed to renourish the beaches dam-
aged by Hurricane Opal in the fall of 1995.
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Nature Al
The work also serves to protect
from future storms during th
natural rebuilding. The work
nanced by federal disaster mon
is located in Beacon Hill. Oth
located in Cape San Bias anc
beaches.


Consulting Engineers, told the
Port St. Joe Citv Commission
Tuesday evening that the pro-
posed site change and transferral
of nearly $700,000-in grant funds
to build a city marina have been
approved by the state's clearing
house.
o-" Kennedy said. "All news was
*'.+i^ S good," concerning relocating the
marina project to the Hess prop-
erty site (recently acquired by the
city as a gift from Amerada Hess
Company).
There is, still a lot of work to
be done before a final acceptable
., plan can be worked out and per-
mitted by the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection and
other regulatory agencies.
One of the concerns men-
--- "' tioned by Kennedy was the num-
ber of wet versus dry boat slips to
Sbe constructed. He said state reg-
ulations require a proportional
balance of the two and if a pro
ng posal was submitted outside of
ong those parameters, then a lengthy
Sthe beaches Impact study could throw the
*t the beaches process into a tailspin.


ie process of
is being fi-
iey. The berm
ier berms are
d Indian Pass


The Marina Committee
passed on a recommendation to
the board through Kennedy, to
even consider not having dry slips
during the initial phase of con-
struction to eliminate the possi-
bility of permit problems, and
generate Income to build the dry


eliOUatSO 11 8 Labor Box USA Inks A
ge 9


Becom.esEffective Friday


Changes in postal collection
procedures, announced last week,
will take effect this Friday, August
16.
"Beginning Friday, all domes-
tic stamped items and all interna-
tional mall weighing 16 ounces or
more must be presented for mail-
ing to a retail clerk in a post office
and should not be dropped in a
street or lobby collection box."
said Port St Joe Postmaster
Dennis Geoghagan.
Letter carriers, however, can
accept domestic stamped mail
weighing 16 ounces or more In
person from known customers, as
long as It Is accepted at the cus-
tomer's residence or business.
All international mall weigh-
Ing 16 ounces or more must be
presented at a post office in per-
son. This includes International
Express Mail, unless it is mailed
using a Corporate Account.
Parcels weighing 16 ounces or
more mistakenly deposited in col-
lection boxes, will be returned to
their sender with a note asking


the sender to deliver the parcel in
person to their local post office or
to their letter carrier.
The only exception to the
return policy are one-pound plus
items destined for delivery within
the local overnight delivery area
where transportation Is provided
by truck. Postage on an item
improperly deposited in a collec-
tion box may be used when the
item is remajled at a post office.
Domestic Express Mail collec-
tion procedures are not affected
by these changes.
. According to CGeoghagan.
these changes are designed to
Increase security of commercial
airlines carrying U.S. mail. "These
are steps the postal service is tak-
ing to improve the level of safety
and security of the traveling pub-
lic, postal employees and postal
contractors who transport the
mail," said Geoghagan; "and we
believe our customers will be will-
ing to accept these changes given
that motivation."


Three Year Agreement
Labor negotiations- between' "- inade to contract languagV'f "
Box USA and the United Paper- clarify and improve the labor
workers International Union Lo- agreement. ,
,cal 379 have been completed and -The sale of the company cer-
a contract was agreed upon last tainly brought about apprehen-
Thursday, August 15 after only slon and uncertainty." stated
three days of negotiations. The Ralph Roberson, Box USA general
' same union. is still negotiating manager. "and in the negotiating
with Stone Container, a partner process both sides seldom get
in the ownership of former St. Joe everything they want. However, .
Forest Products paper mill. the attitudes 'of the union com-
The union started bargaining mittee and the company were
for an acceptable contract Mon- positive, and I believe we were
day, August 12. A three year con- able to find the middle ground
tract was agreed upon Thursday. that will allow us to move our
The new working agreement business forward., The change
includes annual base rate in- over to Box USA has been chal-
creases of 2.5 percent, future re- lenging and not without sacrifice.
ductoreases f 2'in5 pensurancent, futurepremiums Our employees have responded
andchtanges in the pension plan well to the challenge, and com-
to include a 401 [K] retirement pleting _the labor agreement was
plan. Some minor changes were (See INKS on Page 6)


slips in :the next phase of con-
struction. The board expressed
their concern that dry slips could
be one of the major revenue pro-
ducers for the marina and asked
them to look at the matter further
before %making a final decision.
The board also discussed
with Kennedy plans to clean and
remove some of the giant oil stor-
age tanks from the Hess property
where the marina will be con-
structed. They decided., to go
ahead and advertise for bids to
clean six of the tanks.
TALK TRASH
Several residents of North
Port St. Joe were In attendance at
the meeting, voicing their concern
that they were unfairly being
charged penalties for not separat-
ing their garbage.
Sally Jenkins, speaking on
behalf of some of the residents,
,told the' board of examples.
including her 87 year old father.
who didn't even eat at home, and
a friend who had a stroke and was
unable to carry her garbage out,
Another resident said she had
been very careful to separate her
garbage, using three containers
but was still being charged $40-
$50 per month. In spite of her
efforts.
Mayor Pate told the group
they need to give Public Works
Superintendent Frank Healy a list.
of names and addresses where
they knew problems existed, and



Bulletin!
The Gulf County Com-
mission voted 3 to 1 to ap-
prove a question on the No-
vember ballot levying a
half mill sales tax for
school renovation in a spe-
clal session yesterday
[Wednesday] in a noon ses-
sion.
The move was made at
the request 'of the Gulf
County School Board in or-
der to ,obtain funding to
renovate the Port St. Joe
Elementary School and
other projects.


O.K. for Construction
Trash; Lets Reef Bid
assured them he would look into
it the next day.
The board also discussed an
existing problem with people
putting nonsorted garbage in
someone else's garbage container.
AWARD ARTIFICIAL REEF BID
The board awarded Townsend
Marine of Ingle the bid to haul
and dump over 300 tons ofartifl-
(See APPROVES on Page 6)

Bizarre Crime

Spree Leads

To Man's Arrest
A bizarre crime spree by
Phillip Dean Northcutt led to his
arrest and :numerous charges
being filed against him by Gulf
and Bay County Sheriffs offices.
According to Gulf County
Sheriffs Captain Joe Nugent, the
*web of crime began to unfold
when William Miller of Overstreet
reported that his house had been
broken into on August 6 and two
guns taken. Two days later Miller
Reported that when he returned
home he found a strange van
parked at his house and his 1994
Chevrolet pickup apparently
stolen
Gulf County Sheriffs investi-
gator Ricky Tolbert and Deputy
Rich Burkett discovered the van
was stolen from the First United
Methodist Church In Panama
City. Further nvestigaton
reyegJed. _tw,pavn tlqke, in the
vehicle which turned out to match
the guns taken from Miller's
home, and a weed eater taken
from a Mexico Beach residence.
That Information and further
details concerning Northcutt's
whereabouts were given to the
Bay County Sheriffs office, which
arrested him last Thursday,
August 15, at a residence on Cove
Boulevard in Panama City.
He faces charges of grand
theft auto, armed burglary, grand
theft, dealing in stolen property
and drug charges, as well as war-
rants from Clayton County,
Georgia for grand theft auto.
Northcutt is currently lodged in
the Bay County jail. and after they
are finished with him, he will be
transferred to Gulf County to face
charges.


Countdown to

Election Day
'Things to Do" and the Proper time
to Do Them Given by Supervisor

It's only 12 days until first primary voting in Florida
and Supervisor of Elections Cora Sue Robinson gives
some tips of things you should and are able to do in or-
der to cast your ballot.
First, you should register to vote. It's too late for the
first primary election, but not for the second primary
and general elections.
Make sure your registration is current. Have you
moved or changed your name? If so, you need to take a
trip to the Supervisor's office.
KNOW YOUR PROPER POLLING PLACE Check your
voter ID card to find out where to cast your vote or call
the elections office to find out the location if you are
still uncertain.
Get your absentee ballot now, if you are going to be
out of town or incapacitated on election day, September
3. Over 500 absentee ballots have already been called
for, so be sure to call for yours before the close of busi-
ness on Friday, August 30. Completed absentee ballots
must be turned in to the elections office prior to 7:00
p.m., Tuesday, September 3.
If you have any questions about the election process,
call the Supervisor of Elections office at 229-6117 or
639-5069.


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Weahitchka Has Park Project... Playground Underway
' -".. -t ., .- : .,

Wewahitchka Has Park Project, Playground Underway


The Wewahitchka Chamber of
Commerce, supported by mem-
bers of the community, has
recently launched an enthusiastic
campaign to raise funds for addi-
tional playground equipment to
be placed at the new Lake Alice
Park in the downtown area of
Wewa.


Organizers of the drive envi-
sion the expansion of the existing
park to resemble "Under the
Oaks" which was completed in
Parker a little more than a year
ago.
Although they have just
begun efforts to fund the project,
a total of $7,500 has already been


donated toward the goal.
Last year, with the help from
a grant, the Lake Alice area expe-
rienced a complete face lift, with
the addition of restrooms, a walk-
ing trail, covered stage, gazebo,
and a small playground. Since the
recent improvements, the parki-
has become known more as the


center of activities such as con-
certs, festivals, the annual Fourth
of July celebration, family picnics
and birthday parties.

Carolyn Husband is in charge
of the project and is currently
involved In fund raising for the
park development.


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Being Used for Marina Site


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THE STAR

PAGE TWO -THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1996


Shell Out!
IT'S TIME FOR THOSE groups and committees who had the
task of telling us just what Port St. Joe needed in the way of
schools for our children, to put their money where their mouth
is. Each one of the committees had grandiose solutions for our
educational needs.
We believe some of them were needed. But, like all plans of
mice and men, each of those suggestions cost money. They're
largely the. reason for our not getting a tax cut in school opera-
tions this year. That new middle school concept came with a
price, both to establish and to operate.
So let's not hear any groaning about our tax bills for the im-
provement and operation of our schools.
Let's hear shouts of, "Let's do it!" when asked to pay the bill,
or let's hear the quiet calmness of keeping our mouth shut if we
fail to support improvements via our pocketbooks.
THE DAY OF USING STATE money for such improvements
seem to be largely over. As recently as five or six years ago, Gulf
County was receiving $400,000 a year to put into new buildings
or additions. This year, Gulf is receiving in the neighborhood of
$150,000, earmarked for construction or renovation, with no
signs of the situation improving in the foreseeable future.
We agree, we should have the money, what with the farce
called a lottery, but we don't. All the lottery seems to have done
is cost us state money.,
YOU WILL BE ASKED TO support a sum of additional,
strictly local, sales tax in November, just as soon as the county
and school governments can agree on the wording to place on
the ballot.
Walter Wilder, who is retiring as our Superintendent of
Schools and has no axe to grind on the matter, one way or an-
other, said the other day, 'Those buildings which are now used
as the elementary school are now 50 years old. They are good
substantial buildings, but they were built to house a high school
and they don't meet the needs of today for our present elemen-
tary school. [The committees recognized that fact.l It would cost
$8-10 million to tear down what is there and build back to meet
the needs'of our students."
Wilder points out that, the board has opted to remodel the
building as the most economical thing to do. 'The state depart-
ment of education would never approve of a gymnasium nor an
auditorium being constructed in new building; and we need
their approval to do anything!"
Is there any choice-if we desire better school housing for
our children--other than to renovate at an estimated cost of $4
million, and pay for it with a local sales tax?



Keep It Clean

THANKS, MEN. WE NEEDED THAT! You took the hint and
had the approaches into our city all mowed and cleaned up the
very next day, and we appreciate that. We have a pretty little city
and it pains us to see it getting a downtrodden look when it
takes so very little effort and attention to keep it neat.
We might add that you aren't responsible for everything
when.it comes-to putting our best foot forward and. some of that.
efforis currently being taken by our Downtown Revitalization
Committee in its work to really make the downtown a showplace
;we can all be proud of.
FOR THE HERE and now, it is just as important for the
merchants and residents to keep their locations as neat and
clean as possible for each one of us to enjoy.
A man was in the office the other day and remarked, "It be-
came time for me to relocate from where I was then, and I made
,the mistake of turning north, rather than south. After a few
years spent in Atlanta, I realized I had made a big mistake, so I
pulled up roots, gathered up my wife, kids and the dog and
came to Port St. Joe. I'm happy now!"
Would this man have been just as happy with a dirty,
trashy, unkempt town, merely because he was out of the hustle
and bustle of the big city?
We think Not!
THERE'S JUST SOMETHING ABOUT a nice, friendly, small
city which is appealing to people. The life-style is not so fast,
neighbors speak to neighbors, you don't have to lock everything
up tight as a drum if you're not so inclined, you can drive to any
destination in just a couple of minutes, and a school or church
function is an event which cannot be missed.
If we also have everything neat and clean it's just so much
icing on the cake. -


Hunker Down with Kes by KesleyColbert


Our soon to be eighteen year
old was preparing for school this;
past week. It was the first morn-,
ing of his senior year. I watched
him come down the hall.
dressed and ready, and thought
back eleven years-I'd seen him
come down that same hall as a
six year old .....
I figured, the moment wag
just right for a pregnant pause
to "ready" for the new school
year and reflect back over a ca-'w
reer of learpiing ... maybe a
brief word of encouragement
and a' call to remembrance of
the recent past could spur him
on-
"Jess, how do you feel on
this beautiful morning that be-'
gins the last year of your secon-
dary schooling?"
"Fine."r
"How does it feel to finally
be a SENIOR!"


The Beginning Of The End...


or The End Of The Beginning


"Fine."
I don't believe he caught the
significance of the moment.
-Son. as you reflect back over
your school days, how do you
think it's gone?"
"Fine."
Jess doesn't get too excited
over these pregnant pauses. And
his standard answer is "fine".
I've had hundreds of father-son
talks with him pertaining to
some form of his school career
over the years and they usually
went-no, they ,.'always went
something like this; ."Jess, how
was school today?,". ,
"Fine."
"How was football practice?"
"Fine."
"How did you do on the
chemistry test?"
"Fine."
"JESS, I'M TIRED OF EVERY-
THING BEING FINE-IS THAT
THE ONLY WORD YOU KNOW!
HOW DO YOU and Miss Patter-
son get along?"
"O. K."


Well, you get the idea. Jess
ain't going to verbally beat you
to death with what he figures to
be the routine ......
This morning was different.
It would be our last time EVER
to sent him off to a new school
year as our little boy. I was de-
termined to get him to seize the
day, to comprehend the thresh-
old on which he now stood, to
understand the past eleven
years were about to culminate
into one last, final senior year.
This grade was brimming with
possibilities and he needed to
take advantage-
"Jess, how do you think the
last eleven years have gone?"
"Fine."
0. K., that was my fault. I've
got to be smarter here, than my
teenage son. "Don't you think
these years have just flown by.
It seems like only yesterday you
were coming down that hall with
your Darth Vader lunch box.
"Dad, it went quickly for you
because you didn't have to read
the lessons, do the homework or


take the tests."
"But son. don t you realize
how much you've learned, how
much you've grown in the past -
eleven years. I remember your
first day of school. You came
down that hall with vast
amounts off fear and trepidation
plastered across your face-I
thought your mother was going
to go to school with you-"
"Well Dad, actually she did.
She taught just down the walk
from my first grade class."
"Don't miss my points You've
come' down that hall today al-
most fully grown. I don't see any
fear but I do see the mature,
self-assurance of a senior high
school student who knows what
it takes to succeed and is ready
to put the coup de grace on his
last year in school."
"Can I have a car?"
"SON, I don't think that's
what we're talking about."
"Yes, it is. You want me to
understand that I started out in
(See KESLEY on Page 3)


Bill Played Fatherhood As Neatly As He Would A Hard Grounder To Short


I BECAME A great grandfa-
ther last Thursday. again! I
know I'm not old enough to have
great grandchildren, but I have
them and I don't see any plans in
the future to send them back. I
think great grandchildren are sort
of like grandchildren and chil-
dren; you take what you get and
go about the business of making
them a part of the family as
quickly as possible by bragging
about them, spoiling them, mak-
ing fools of yourself over them
and just generally doing things
you have forgotten you did when
your children, two generations
ago, were born.
It's a trip, to say the least!
Someone said the best thing
about grandchildren [and I sup-
pose the same holds true for
great grandchildren] is, that you
can send them home at the end
of the day.
I figure that whoever originat-
ed that cliche got things back-
ward. You don't want to send
your grandchildren or great.


SETA OIN SHRDLU


By Wesley Ramsey


grandchildren home, but there
were times when you wished you
had another home to send your
own children to, or a place of rec-
luse you could go to yourself for a
little R and R.

I REMEMBER WHEN Bill got
married. I knew he had selected a
sweet young thing for his bride
and she was pretty in addition,
but I still hadn't seen anything to
pass judgment on as to whether
she would work out or not.
Would this young bride toler-
ate Bill's propensity to being a
dedicated "jock"? How was she
going to handle his fascination


with every sport which ended in
the phrase "ball"? What was Bill '
going to do with this preoccupa-
tion of his?
But, after the honeymoon
was over, Bill began to take solid
food once more and was quick to
realize one can't live on love or
playing shortstop. He decided, on
his own, that it was time to get
serious about making a living, so
he started to work here at The
Star and I'm proud to say that he':
has been an excellent addition to
the staff.

THEN CAME THE other
question. How was he going to ac-
cept parent-hood after the sweet


Melissa realized she was preg-
nant, after a season.
SBill is going to make a "natu-
ral" father. All my grandsons-
four at the present time-seem to
take to fatherhood like a duck
takes to water. They are getting
into the game of fatherhood as if
it is the most natural thing in the
world, which, of course, it is.
They buy crazy toys for their
newborns such as footballs, base-
balls, baseball gloves and bats
and all the usual new father toys.
Somehow or other, they got the
message of what a new father is
supposed to do; how he is sup-
posed to act.
They're as much of a "natu-
ral" at fatherhood as they are at
having a love for hunting and
fishing.

BUT WHAT ABOUT this new
mother? She is pretty, she is ex-
tra pleasant to be around. She
made a good home and compan-
ion for Bill, but how is she going
to fare as a "newspaper wife" now


that Bill has accepted it as his
way of life?
Newspaper wives don't. have
babies on Wednesday; not by ac-
cident, not on purpose, not for
spite. Wednesday's are set aside
for printing weekly newspapers. It
can't be spent for anything else
mundane, such as having babies
or even dying!
Certainly not getting married!
Well, I'm glad to report that
Melissa rose to the occasion and
passed that portion of her wifely
exam with flying colors. She even
helped Bill Wednesday evening,
in his job of distributing The Star
to the newsstands on the beach,
in the byways and in Wewahitch-
ka. He has about a 65 mile route
to cover, dropping newspapers all
along the way.
Melissa went with him, after
checking out the cordless tele-
phone in the vehicle they took.
Then, when they got finished,
got supper out of the way, fin-
ished up around the house and


went to bed, she allowed everyone
to get three or four hours of need-
ed sleep before she sat up in bed
and announced, "Let's go have
that baby, now!"

BILL HAD THE the final test
to pass. Was he up to getting up
in the middle of the night? Would
he be able to think straight under
duress at that time of the morn-
ing? Would he remember to get
Melissa in the car before he head-
ed off to the hospital?
I'm proud to report that for a
novice at becoming a father, he
played it like he was at shortstop.
Nothing got by him. He even re-
membered to make arrangements
for their new dog "Jake", the
chocolate lab puppy they have re-
cently acquired.
He played it like a veteran of
several trips to the hospital.
Melissa did her part. She de-
livered a baby girl, MaKayla Elis-_
sa, 9 lbs., 1 3/4 ozs., Thursday
afternoon.


St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
August 23 6:08 a.m. H 1.8 4:54 p.m. L 0.2
August 24 7:08 a.m. H 1.9 5:48 p.m. L 0.1
August 25 8:10 a.m. H 2.0 6:39 p.m. t 0.2
August 26 9:13 a.m. H 1.9 7:28 p.m. L 0.3
August 27 10;16 a.m. H 1.8 8:09 p.m. L 0.4
August 28 11:21 a.m. H 1.7 8:34 p.m. L 0.6
August 29 12:30 p.m. H 1.5 8:26 p.m. L 0.9


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Tkfll r SAR, PORT STm'fl nmnna '*yvyn,~-- -*~~ ~. JOB FL- A 1U1 1JtYI.AUG.UST 22,1996 P 'AAGE ,,&-


Milton Creagh, Motivational Speaker, To


Address Issues of Drug, Crime Prevention

Jointly Sponsored by County Commission, School Board


Thanks Guys, We Needed That
The Port, St. Joe Merchant's Association, group for many years. The organization
this week presented a plaque expressing the meets every third Thursday morning. Shown
Association's appreciation, to Charles and. in the photo, left to right are Jeannie Mims,
Linda Smith, operators of Linda's Restau- president of the association, Charles and
rant for furnishing a meeting place for the Linda Smith and Tonya Nixon, treasurer.


Says Doctor Is His "Second Hero" For Finding Cancer


Dear sir:


Being very Independent and
67 years of age it becomes
increasingly difficult to admit to
having a "hero" in life. There
comes a time when, on reflection,
one must admit that there have
been influences that have either
altered or affected our existence
for the better. It's only been
recently that I've acknowledged
that my father was one of my,
heroes. He's been gone now for
almost a year and I miss him ter-
ribly.
Now I have a second "hero" .
defined by Webster as "a man of
distinguished ability". My second
man of this calibre is Dr. Jorge
San. Pedro. Please keep in mind
that I don't use the word hero
lightly!! ___
Three,years ago I thought I
had, brol~h m. finger. I went to
Dr. Sari"Pedron the recommen-
dation of severa-of my neighbors.
The finger was not broken but, on
determining my age, Dr. San
Pedro decided to do a test for
prostate cancer. This, needless to
say, took me by complete sur-
prise. Consider that I had come in
for a possible broken finger and
am getting a rectal examll He
wasn't happy with his findings
and asked that I get a PSA blood
test I did, and a few days later
was informed that I had a good
chance of having cancer.
It's been three years. I did
indeed have prostate cancer and
have since been treated success-

Writer Claims

Inaccurate Reporting
Dear Mr. Ramsey:
This letter Is in reference to
the article in The Star, August 15,
1996, "Wewahitchka Parents Ex-
press Concerns for Children".
.The article was out of context,
from the purpose I was there for. I
wasn't there to intimidate or,
harass the driver as the article
sounds, but for the safety of the
children & his, and I'm sorry. The
driver is.a fine man and I have
nothing against him.
But the fact remains that
other parents and myself feel he
doesn't have the physical ability
or the alertness to handle the
responsibility of a bus driver, due
to his health & age.
If the driver has to stay
employed by the school system,
give him another position other
than bus driver. That would be a
solution to the problem.
Sincerely,
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fully. My prognosis without his
findings, I learned later, was three
years to live. But, for some
unknown reason, he decided to
do that test. But for him my life
would now be at an end.
Dr. Shakra Junejo, head of
HRS for District Two, had little
choice but to terminate Dr. San
Pedro's employment In Gulf
County. A bit prematurely surely,
but I understand her position. I
guess, really feel great pity for the'


citizens of Gulf County who,
because of the bitterness of a few
"I want to sue someone for any-
thing" syndrome, can deprive the
rest of us the quality, compassion,
and great medical expertise of the
likes of my "hero, number two",
Jorge San Pedro. His likes may
not be seen again in Gulf County
for a long, long time.
Leo Hynes
Port St. Joe


Detects Fire In Editorials


Dear Sir:
For two weeks in a row, I
detected a bit office In your edito-
rials as It concerned Dr. San
Pedro, fire that doesn't appear
often enough.
b -I am sure you remember the
"blurb" that appeared some years
ago in the Panama City Herald In
which the folks In Wewahltchka
were characterized as "beer for
breakfast., "pregnant & barefoot"
louts that drove junk' pick-ups.
Last week, in this paper, race fans
at the Dead Lakes speedway were
said to be identifiable as having
two teeth and a limp. This report-
ing may be a search for humor
and probably could be called
harmless poking of fun.
What is disturbing and prob-
ably the cause, at least In part, of
'your fire, is the amount of "hit
'and run" journalism that is'
directed at persons in Gulf
County-headlines and little sub-
stance designed to sensationalize.
not inform. In all accounts I have
read. the action of HRS in the
case of Dr. San Pedro, was initiat-
ed by the newspaper article e.g.
the newspaper did not see lit to
investigate, fully, the facts hoping ..


that what information they had
was true and what HRS had, as
the employer, would not reverse
the defamation.
It appears, we are becoming
more and more dependent on
' '6theY counties for essential ser-
vices. Our garbage pick-up could
cease without notice, our health
department has been relegated to
a fee collection agency even
though we have very capable pro-
fessionals to offer service. (A
county commissioner suggested,
recently, that the commission
should look into the operation of
the, health dept.-wVhy have we
%waited?). Our library system
doesn't operate without guidance
from the Panama City library. We
have problems as all counties do,
but do we need persons from
Tallahassee, Panama City, or
Lake City to come here to solve
them, no more than I should
deprive the desperately needy of
India, the services of one of their
own, to do what has been suc-
cessfully done for decades by pro-
fessionals of Gulf County.
George F. Mahler
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According to Nathan Peters,
Jr., County Commissioner, "If we
have one kid on drugs, we all have
a problem. Kids are our number
one concern, young people need
to know that family and commu-
nity care."
For that reason the Gulf
County Commission and the Gulf
County School Board, have fund-
ed an internationally known
speaker, Milton Creagh, to
address the issues of drugs and
preventing crime in the communi-
ty. He will address the general
public next Tuesday evening,
August 27, at 7:00 p.m. at Port St.
Joe High School. During the day
he will address students in both
Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe,
coordinated by the Juvenile
Justice Council and the respective
schools.
Creagh speaks to more than
half a million people per year,
addressing the issues of drug pre-
vention, parenting, AIDS aware-
ness and cultural diversity.
Born' in New Bern, North
Carolina and raised on Chicago's
South side, Milton was a National
Achievement Scholar, a member
of the National Honor Society, and
a charter member of the Chicago
Public School System's Executive
High School Internship Program,
while starting both on offense and
defense for the varsity football
team.
After high school, Milton
attended Bethune-Cookman
College in Daytona Beach on a
football scholarship. Milton's
social outreach began in 1977
when he organized and led a
United Methodist Church Youth
-mission to Haiti. Milton was later
elected President of the United
Negro College Fund's National-
* Pre-Alumni Council. He graduat-
ed cum laude from Bethune-
Cookman In 1977, where he
served as both vice president and
president of the Student
Government Association.
Creagh began his professional
-career with Southern Bell
Telephone Company in Ft.
Lauderdale. Within three years he
had advanced to Staff Manager -
Corporate Intercultural Relations.
This position brought him to the
Atlanta, Georgia area. There he
developed and implemented
Southern Bell's company-wide
.. .


Nathan Peters, Jr. and Milton Creagh


diversity program.
During his years with
Southern Bell, Creagh began
developing his public speaking
and electronic media career. He
began hosting a weekly call-in
radio talk show, Let's Talk About
It! for WRDB-AM in Ft.
Lauderdale. At the same, time
Milton served as Minority Affairs
Editor for The Informer, a Broward
County weekly, newspaper.
Later, after moving to Atlanta,
he hosted a weekly call-in radio
show, and then entered the world
of television, hosting Atlanta Teer
Talk, a weekly half hour series.
In 1989. Creagh developed a
video-based training program in
conjunction with the National
Parents' Resource 'Institute for.
Drug Education (PRIDE), entitled
Parent to Parent This program
introduced him to the world of
drug -prevention.
Creagh has spoken in 47
states and 10 foreign countries.
He has done .numerous videos
and television projects on .drug
prevention, and others designed
to encourage, motivate and teach
parents to become more active in
their children's lives.
Get active in your children's
lives now! Plan on attending
Creagh's presentation Tuesday
evening at 7:00 p.m. at Port St.
Joe High School. It could be a
turning point in your relaUonship
with your child.


Kesley
(From Page 2)
the first grade as a raw rookie., I
didn't have a clue. And you're
right, I didn't! But with the help
of a great teacher and 'very, very'
supportive parents I :hung in
there. And I grew a little in the
second grade, as. well. And ditto
for the third,.fourth, fifth and.
sixth. Junior high was a new
school and a new experience.
But I was ready. Again, I had
good teachers and'you and Mom
were always 'there.' I have
learned and grown throughout
my school days as one class
built upon another, one year
carried me to the next. I have
filled out physically, spiritually
and mentally as I climbed the
steps through my educational
career. The process, 'the system
has certainly worked as it 'pro-
moted' me along for the past
eleven years while at no time de-
priving me of my individualism
or my personal thought process-
es. I truly believe I'm mature
enough for the 12th grade' and
can add with some amount of
certainty that I'm quite capable
of owning my own car.
When you dwell on it for a
while, "fine" is not all that bad
of an answer ......
Respectfully.
Kes


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Woodham Earns


Professional Designation


Margelyn G. Woodham of
Apalachicola, has been awarded
Environmental Assessment
Consultant .(EAC) professional
designation according to Dr. Gary
Deane, Executive Director of the
National Society of Environmental
Consultants.
The designation was con-
ferred after completion of educa-
, tional requirements; agreeing to a
strict code of ethics; and meeting
other established criteria for qual-
ification., Requirements also
include preparation of actual real
estate environmental risk reports.
Ms. Woodham will' specialize
in Phase I Site Assessments
which are now being required for
mortgages underwritten by feder-
al entities such as FEMA and the
Small Business Administration.
"Each member designated as
Environmental Assessment
Consultant has agreed to sub-
scribe to the highest professional
standards of conduct required by
the organization's code of ethics,"
said Dr. Deane.
The society certifies those
members of real estate related


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MaKayla Ellssa Ramsey
-it'rA Girl!'
S Melissa -and Bill Ramsey
would like to announce the birth
of their daughter MaKayla Elissa,
on August 15 at 3:57 CT at Bay
Medical Center. She weighed 9
pounds, 1 3/4 ounce and was 21
inches long at,birth.

Carson City, Nevada and John
Aguras iand Rita Thomas of
Salinasr dCalifornia. Hermaternal
great grandparents are Lena igheand
Henry Butts of Porth S. Joe.
Paternal 'grandparents are
AgurasWillie and Shirley Ramsey. Great
grandparents are Wesley and
' Frenchie Ramsey. all of Port St.
Joe, and Robert Cantley, Sr. ol
Wewahitchka.' Her great great
grandmother is Lena Wooden.


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assessment. Woodham is a State
Certified General Appraiser and
an SRA Member of the Appraisal
Institute.


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Kimberly Perkins Brady and
Richard Watson Quackenbush

Engaged


Timothy E. and Ann T. Peavy

Married
The children of Ann T. Pits of
Wewahitchka are proud to
announce the marriage of their
mother to Timothy E. Peavy, also
of Wewahitchka.
A private ceremony was held
Thursday. August 15th at the
Gulf County Courthouse. After
their honeymoon trip to Live Oak,
the couple will reside in Wewa-
r hitchka.


Hayley Elaine Porter

Announce Birth
Preston and Chris Porter of
Panama City would like to
announce the birth 'of their
daughter. Hayley Elaine. weighing,
7 lbs 12 ounces, on August 15th
, at Gulf Coast Hospital.
The proud grandparents are
Curtis and Annette Porter of
Wewahltchka and Roger and
Roberta Selk of Nevada. She Is
welcomed home by her brother
and sister. Courtney and. Shelby
Jones.


Together with their parents,
Helen and Harold Quackenbush
and Patsy C. Perkins, Kimberly
Perkins Brady and Richard
Watson ,, Quackenbush have,
announced their engagement and.
impending marriage.
The bride-elect received a.
B.S. in Business Management at,
Florida State University. Ms.,


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Brady is currently employed with 4N
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The groom-elect earned a B.S.
in Finance at Florida State
University. Mr. Quackenbush is
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Assistant Branch Manager with-
St. Joe Papermakers Federal
Credit Union in Port St. Joe.
The couple plan to. be married
on Saturday, October 19, at
Trinity Episcopal Church in
Apalachicola.


,Class of '77!.,
S All members of the Port St.
Joe Jr.-Sr. High School Class of
, 1977 need to contact Sissy
Lower Worley (229-6581) or
Becky Kirk Wood (227-7294 or,
647-8384) as soon as possible. C
These alumni have informa- DI
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Announces Birth
Spencer Roddy is proud to.
announce the birth of his new.
brother, Isaak Malone Roddy,'
born on July 2 at Bay Medical
Center in Panama ,City. Isaak.
weighed 6 Ibs. 11 oz. and was 18
7/8 inches long. .
Proud parents are Wesley
and Hope Roddy. Grandparents'
are Clyde and Judy Gentry of
White City.and Jerry and Gretch-
eri Roddy of Louisiana.


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The Port St. Joe Merchants presented presentation are Hiram Nix, Cheryl Peak,
the City Police with a plaque expressing Tonya Nixon, Lieutenant James Hersey, re-
their appreciation for the department's as- ceiving plaque, George Duren, Jeannie
distance at their several functions in down- Mims, Debra .Brumbaugh and Wayne Pate.
town Port St. Joe. Shown left to right at the The presentation was made last Thursday.


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Patricia Johnson celebrated
her third birthday with a
Pocahontas party with her class
at KIDS on Friday, the day before
her birthday on Saturday, August
10th.
Then, on her birthday she
enjoyed a big Barney cake during
a party at home with her cousins,
Colton and Lacie Neslund, who
were visiting from Minnesota.
Patricia lives with her grandmoth-
er, Betty Johnson of Mexico
Beach.


You can help safeguard your
health by observing these tips:
*Keep foods cold (below 40
degrees Fahrenheit) or hot (above
140 degrees Fahrenheit). Foods
left out between those tempera-
tures for more than two hours
should be discarded.
*Keep cooked foods separate
from raw foods. Cross contamina-
tion of foods could occur if bacte-
ria-harboring raw food comes in
contact with cooked foods. Wash
hands, utensils, cutting boards
and counter tops after preparing
or handling raw meats.
*Don't interrupt the cooking
process. If you are partially cook-
ing foods Indoors to finish cooking
on the grill, make sure the food
goes directly from the oven to the
hot grill. Don't let the food stand
partially cooked for any time.
*Store leftovers in small, sep-
arate containers and refrigerate.
ileat, poultry, fish, oysters
and other shellfish, and eggs.
should not be eaten raw. These


;eria Growth
foods should be maintained in a
refrigerator at a- temperature
below 40 degrees Fahrenheit and
cooked thoroughly before eating.
A cooking temperature of 160
degrees is advised. When cooking,
use a meat thermometer or follow
these tips
*Poultry--Cook it until the
meat is white and the juices run
clear. Don't eat it if you see blood
or pink meat.
*Hamburger-Because the
meat is ground and mixed, bacte-
ria is present throughout the:
burger. Don't eat it if there are
traces' of pink in the center or
blood in the Juices.
Steaks--Harmful bacteria in
beef are generally found on the
surface of the steak. not in the
interior like hamburger. But the:
meat should be cooked at least,
medium, with no trace of red in7
the center.
*Fish-Cook until 'it flakes
easily and is no longer translu-
cent in the center.
Eggs-Cook eggs and egg
dishes thoroughly. Don't even
sample anything containing raw
eggs such as uncooked dough
and cake batter.


STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (SHIP)


NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY

The SHIP program was created for the purpose of providing funds to local govern-
ments as an incentive for the creation of local housing partnerships, to expand pro-
duction of and preserve affordable housing, and to increase housing related e'ploy-
ment. Gulf County has received $250,000.00 for Fiscal Year 1995 1996, and it is
estimated the County will receive $250,000 for Fiscal Year 1996 1997. :
The procedure for receiving funds under the program is through an application
process as outlined.
Estimated amount of SHIP funds allocated for each strategy/activity are as fol-
lows:


STR A'TETv / A 'TrVITV


Housing Rehabilitation
Land Acquisition
Down payment Assistance
Closing Cost Assistance
Home Ownership Counseling


FI TMNDS


$65,000
$76,500
$76,500
$ 5,000
$ 2,000


INCOlME SRT ASIDEl


Very Low & Low Income
Very Low, Low & Moderate Income
Very Low, Low & Moderate Income
Low & Moderate Income
Very Low, Low & Moderate Incbme


The maximum housing value limitation allowable for program participation, for each
strategy is $98,523 for Existing Homes and $105,365 for .New Built Homes. SHIP
FUNDS MAY NOT BE USED TO PURCHASE. REHABILITATE.. OR REPATR MOBIT.
HOMES!

The maximum income limits according to family size are as follows:
FAMILY SIZE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8


Very Low Income 11,050 12,650 14,200 15,800\ 17,050


Low Income


18,350 19,600 20,850


17,700 20,200 22,750 25,300 27,300 29,300 31,350 33,350


Moderate Income 26,520 30,360 34,080 37,920 40,902 44,040


47,040 50,040


At a minimum, thirty (30%) of units assisted under each strategy/activity will benefit
very low income families. At a minimum, thirty (30%) of units assisted under each
strategy/activity will benefit low income families.

APPLICANT SELECTION CRITERIA:
Housing Rehabilitation shall be by a lottery system.
Land Acquisition, Down Payment Assistance and Closing Cost Assistance shall be first
qualified/first served for those qualified for a residential loan from a participating lend-
er.

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
leverage.
(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. tc. July 25 and August 1, 8, 15. and 22.'1986.


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PAGE 6A THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. AUGUST 22. 1996

GCCC President


Tells Kiwanis Status


Of New Branch
Port St. Joe was selected for than an'
the location of the new Gulf Coast vice area
Community College branch cam- been ine
pus because of its wonderful sup- "Wh
port of the college. President Bob school
McSpadden told the Kiwanis Club McSpad
Tuesday. "We think we have the swered
/ perfect site at the Intersection of school is
Garrison Avenue and.Highway 98 er'stabl
to locate this' new facility, -too," the arct
McSpadden enthused before his, we will I
audience. .. either la
"Gulf County has given the spring,"
college better support, per capital, The
first bu
eventual
Approves complex
From Page 1 ves
clal reef debris to construct an for the p
artificial reef off St. Joseph lin coun
Peninsula. ALI
The Reef Committee has "The
received a grant of $25,000 to first of s
help construct an artificial reef already
site in the Gulf of Mexico. build a
Committee chairman Bill said. "W
Kennedy has received permits to nearly $:
construct "Sandy Reef approxi- marked
mately 16 miles due west of the He
Cape San Bias Lighthouse at lati- building
tude 29940', longitude 859411'5", need bx
loran coordinates 13990.0, proved.
46750.0 In 100 feet of water. Justified
According to .Kennedy, the enforce
Reef Committee intends to add to other th
the current reef project and hope- as a spe
fully establish more sites in the A gr
near future. Is being
,and a r
IN OTHER BUSINESS will be s
-Heard the first reading of an the plar
ordinance to amend the Land architect
Development Regulation Code to As
change the property located tlon, Mc
between Eighth and Tenth Street graduate
on Highway 98 from commercial munity
to residential use. The board point le
agreed to advertise the' change proves t
and hold a public hearing in 30 its rankJ
days. top five
*Asked "Commissioner Edwin rently w
Williams. Building Inspector Al speaker
Ray and Police Chief Bucky
Richter to look at a site on 162 Tall
Avenue B, being requested for a Tll
variance change by Dollie Keys, to
open a small store, and report M ai
back to the board at their next M a
meeting.
*eAppointed Willie Renfro. Tim Jet
Nelson. Lynda Bordelon and
Waype Taylor..to four year terms
eon .Dt Q w ye oen Mich
Agency. Tiln u hae
*Addressed a problem with injuries
children riding bikes on the side- accident
walk on Reid Avenue, brought up near T.
by Wayne Taylor, representing the Joseph
Downtown Redevelopment Acce
Agency. Police Chief Richter said Sheriffs
currently officers are writing Page an
warning tickets for the first skis in t
offense, then writing a -citation and was
after the second offense. He said Dep
they would keep a close eye on the received
situation. who car
the acc
Florida
Sat the si
Page
From Page 1 parkabc
ported
another step in this process. Our before i
focus now Is servicing our cus- Medical
tomers and promoting Box USA The
in our market place." gation
Rodney Hall, union president, Patrol
said, "We have agreed to what we
believe Is a good contract for both
sides. It was our first labor agree-
ment negotiated with the new
owners of the plant and was ar-
rived at in record time."


Campus
y other count -in our ser-
a over the 40 years it has
existence," he continued;
ere does the 'proposed
project stand now?"
den asked before he an-
his own question. "The
s presently on the design-
e and as soon as he and
hitect get through with it
be ready to break ground,
ite this fall or early next
the speaker said.
college president said the
building of what should
[ly become a sizeable
will be approximately
square feet in size and
a meeting place for elec-
well as required courses
people of Gulf and Frank-
ties.
EADY FUNDED
e good thing about this
several buildings, is that it
has adequate funding to
fine center," McSpadden
e will break ground with
2 million in the bank ear-
for the center."
said that new college
s must meet a certain
before they can be ap-
"This building has been
for the teaching of law
nent standards, among
Wings. It has been Justified
ecial purpose center.'"
round breaking ceremony
g planned for the .center
exception following. These
scheduled Just as soon as
is are completed by the
I.
an extra bit of Informa-
Spadden revealed that all
;s from Gulf Coast Comn-
College average a grade
vel of above 3.0. 'This
thaf the school deserves
ing as consistently in the
schools in the state. Cur-
re are number two," the
said In closing.

ahassee

a Injured In

Ski Mishap
hael 'Tim Page, 25, of
ssee" received serious
as a result of a jet ski.
t that occurred Saturday
H. Stone Park In St.
Bay.
wording to the Gulf County
office accident report,
d a friend were riding jet
he bay when he fell off his
s run over by his friend.
uties and EMS personnel
assistance from a boater
tried them to the scene of
ident. Officers from the
Marine Patrol also arrived
scene.
e was taken to the state
)at landing, then trans-
to Gulf Pines Hospital.
being transferred to Bay
Center in Panama City.
accident is under investi-
by the Florida Marine

r owDwnA

9,o Crsig


COME ONE...COME ALL!!


ST a gathering for




DA VID WARRINER


Gulf County's Democratic Candidate
for
Florida House of Representatives, District 7

Friday, August 23rd
5:30 7:30
206 Monument Avenue
Next to the Post Office

Food and drink provided

Pd. Pol Ad.,,Paid for Daid Warner Campaign. Deiiorat


RE-ELECT




Kesley olbert CFA


PROPERTY APPRAISER


The Colberts Jesse, Cathy, Josh and Kesley


* Resident of Gulf County for 27 years
e, i n


* Taught and


coached in Gulf County School 'System for


12 years


* 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 arid working with
A Gulf Coufnty for the past 27 years.'-


EXPERIENCED
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:
Audit Committee
By-Laws Committee
Forestry Committee
L* legislative Committee
Time Share Committee i .
Utilities Committee
Professional Standards Conmmittee
* 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
* Past director and president of the Port St. Joe/Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce

DEPENDABLE'
. 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-


year assessments -
* 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


the youth of


QUALIFIED
;* Certified Florida Appraiser
* State certified in residential, commercial, industrial
and personal property appraisals ,

S A pa1ial list oflAAO courses and Department of
S Revenue schools attended include: ,

Fundamentals of Real Properly 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
* Document Mahagement
. 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 of state approved continuing educa-
tion


I truly appreciate 'be 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 ci, many of you as I possibly can. I want to thank each
of you afnd to askor your vote and continuing support on September
3rd. Thank you. f
Respectfully,


Pd. Pbl.Ado., Pd. for by Kesley Colbert, Democrat


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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. ATGTTSiT 22. 19 96a


Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter to Visit Panhandle


Former First Lady Rosalynn
Carter has accepted an invitation
to be the featured speaker at a
conference on caregiving on
Tuesday, February 25, 1997 at
the Marina Civic Center in
Panama City. The event is hosted
by-the Bay AIDS Services &
Information Coalition (BASIC) and
is designed to benefit caregivers of






Refair McInnis
Refair Mclnnis, 95, of Port St.
Joe, passed away last Sunday,
August 18 at Gulf Pines Hospital
in Port St. Joe.
IA native of Jackson County,
she moved here many years ago.
Mrs. Mclnnis joined Zion, Fair
Baptist Church where she was a
member. She belonged to
Altamese Court #115 in Port St.
Joe and the Concerned Christian
Association during its existence.
Services for Mrs. McInnis will
be held at Zion Fair Baptist
Church on Saturday, August 24
at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will be on
the same day from 10:90 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m.
A son, Timothy Bud Cooper
preceded his mother in death.
Survivors include a sister, Mable.
Stanley of Panama City; a daugh-
ter-in-law, Susie F. Cooper, whom
she called her own daughter; a.
grandson, Timothy K. Cooper and
wife, Yvonne; and two nieces,
reared as daughters. She was
blessed with grandchildren, great-
grandchildren, many nieces.
nephews, cousins, god-children
and many friends who will miss
her.
All services are under the
direction of Gilmore-Southerland
Funeral Home of Port St. Joe.

Bertie Chambliss
Bertie Chambliss, 89, of
Wewahitchka, passed away
Monday morning in Panama City.
She: had been. a resident of
Wewahitchka since 1960, coming
from Blakely, Georgia. She was a
member of the Westside Baptist
Church in Wewahitchka, and sev-
eral years ago had been a member
of the Rebekahs.
Survivors include two sons,
John D. Chambliss of
Wewahitchka and Charles
Chambliss of Security, Colorado;
one daughter, Margaret McHel-
leny ,of Montidello, Georgia; six "
grandchildren and two, great-
great-grandchildren.
The. funeral service was held
at 11:00 a.m., C.D.T., Wednesday
at the Westside Baptist Church,
conducted by Rev. Nick Davis.
Interment followed in the family
plot in Blakely City Cemetery in
Blakely, Georgia.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.


a wide spectrum of illnesses and
needs.
According to Christopher
Mitchell, BASIC's director of
resource development, "the con-
ference provides an opportunity
for all non-profit organizations
within HRS subdistrict 2A (Bay,
Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson
and Washington counties) to form
a collaborative bond to assist all
the caregivers we collectively
serve."
Mrs. Carter was invited to'
speak at the conference due to
her ongoing work at the Rosalynn
Carter Institute (RCI) in
Americus, Georgia. The specific
mission of the Institute, located
on the campus of her alma mater, -
Georgia Southwestern College, is
to understand the process of care-
giving and discover new ways to
benefit both formal (professional)
and informal (lay/family) care-
givers.
The focus of the RCI encom-
passes the difficulties and
rewards experienced by caregivers
who are helping people with emo-
tional and mental problems,
dilemmas associated with aging,
developmental disabilities, or
physical illnesses.
Much of the research con-
ducted by the RCI resulted in a
book which Mrs. Carter wrote on
caregiving titled Helping Yourself
Help Others, A Book for
Caregivers. The book addresses
ways to avoid burnout, balance
responsibilities, become more
- educated about a loved-one's con-
dition, enlist the aid of other fam-
ily members and ways to work
more effectively with, the health- ,
care team. It also responds to'
commonly asked questions about
institutionalization and ways to
access helpful associations, liter-
ature and government aid.
BASIC has designed arn agen-'
da based upon chapters In Mrs. -
Carter's book, and conference
guests will hear presentations on
caring for a young child, caring
for a middle-aged child, helping to
care for a sibling, caring for a
spouse/partner, caring for a par-
ent, dealing with doctors and for-
mal caregivers, hospice care facil-
ities, nursing homes, home health
care services, legal matters (con-
cerning wills, contingency
instructions, life -nsurance poli-
cies and guardianship), dealing
with grief. institutionalization.
when the caregiving is over, avoid-
ing burnout and dealing with the
public and a loved one's chal-
lenges.
I Mrs Carter will address the last
session titled, "Looking Toward
the Future" and is expected to
speak on. her work at the
Rosalynn Carter Institute and
about other available resources
for caregivers on the national
level.

Though the event is intended
to serve caregivers living within
HRS subdistrict 2A, BASIC will
market the event throughout the
Florida Panhandle. Conference


Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter


participants will not be .charged
more than $5,00 (five dollars) as a
reglstraUon fle and the public is(
invited to hear Mrs. Carter's
speech at no charge. The first 500
,people to register for the confer-
ence will recei'v an autographed
copy of M"s\' Carter's book,
Helping Yourself Help Others, a
gift from Advanced Home Health
Care of Panama City-one of the
first major sponsors of the event.
BASIC also plans to host an
exhibition of all participating non-
profit organizations and health-
related business sponsors during
the event so that caregivers and
the public can obtain information
on what is available In the six
.county area. .
"Mrs. Carter's non-partisan
efforts to bring greater awareness
to the needs of caregivers has
been an inspiration to organiza-.
Lons such as ours." said Mr.


Prepare New


Phone Listings

Preparation for the publica-
tion of St. Joseph Telecommuni-
cation's upcoming. telephone
directory is underway. Local busi-
nesses will be contacted during
the next few weeks by Fred
Shelton and Andy Counts. repre-
sentatives of The Berryn' Company,
to finalize any changes or addi-
tions to existing Yellow Page list-
Ings. The Berry Company the
publisher of the local directory.


Mitchell. "We are proud that she
accepted this invitation to join us
in helping caregivers in our area."
For further information about the
conference, please contact BASIC
at 785-1088.

Sunrise Boat Tour

and Breakfast
There is nothing as lovely as
Wakulla Springs at sunrise. On
Saturday, take an exciting
Sunrise Boat Tour, and discover
the beauty for yourself The boat
leaves the dock at 7:00 a.m. for a
quiet, leisurely one hour cruise
through nature's wonderland.
Then, it's back to the lodge for a
delicious breakfast...
For reservations, or if you
need assistance to enable your
full participation, call 561-7217.
The Wakulla Springs State Park is
located 16 miles south of
Tallahassee at State, Roads 61
and 267.


Srs. Selling Subs
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 I p.m.
They% will deliver to local busi-
nesses or you may buy one at the
Frank Pate Park or the American
Legion Hall.
To place an order, please call
229-8466 or stop by one of their
two locations. Proceeds from the
sale will go toward the building
fund.


Club Shell Show
On September 7th and 8th,
the Gulf Coast Shell Club will
hold its annual shell show at the
Legion Hall, located at the Bay
'County Fair Grounds on East
Highway '98 in Panama City.
There will be artistic and scientif-
ic displays of seashells from


Ontuir,


Marks Realty


-


-s


around the world.
Admission is $1.00 for adults
and 50 for children 12 years old
and under. The Gulf Coast Shell
Club would like to thank everyone
who has supported them in the
past.


,4g. 1936-A14. 1996
Love,
Mom


61 Avenue E / P. O. Box 129
Apalachicola, Florida 32329
Fax (904) 653-8946
Business (800) 586-1408
Business (904) 653-8851


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Townhouse Excellent
Conditions Approx. 1600 sq. ft., 2
Ig. bedrooms, 2.5 ba. (all marble
sinks) Fireplace, wall to wall car-
peting, heat pump, new roof (2
years old), double insul. aluminum
windows w/bonus of storm shut-
ters, all water sealed covered
decks, and includes ALL furnish-
ings. $140,000.

"1; "^


709 LONG AVENUE
This neat as a pin home has 1,288
sq. ft. w/3 bdrm anda bath and -
half. Cen heat and aor, range,
refrig. and 4 ceiling fans. Backyard
is fenced, Ig. storage building, and .-
2 huge pecan trees. Good starter t .
home or rental property. Nice neigh-
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INVITATION TO BID
CITY OF WEWAHICHKA
CDBG HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAM
The City of Wewahlitchka as a part of its
Community Development Block Grant Housing
Rehabilitation Program will accept bids on rehabil-
itation'of the following housing units:
1). 132 E. Chipola Avenue
2). 262 Bay Avenue
3). Corner of Old Transfer Road and Hwy 71
4). 1936 Highway 71. South
5). .1607 Highway 71, South
6). 711 2nd Street
ALL BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO AT'rTEND A
PRE-BID."WALK-THROUGH" ON FRIDAY, AUGUST
30, 1996 9:00 a.m. CDT, AT WEWAHITCHKA CITY
HALL.
Bids will be received until 2:00 p.m. CDT on
Friday, September 6, 1996, at which time they will
be opened and read aloud. All plans and specifica-
tions relating to the housing rehabilitation projects
will be presented to the contractors at the pre-bid
conference. All bids must be submitted on the Bid
Proposal Form presented at the pre-bid conference.
Bids received after the deadline will not be accept-
ed.
All Bidders who have not pre-qualified with the
City of Wewahltchka CDBG Housing Rehabilitation
Program' must submit the qualification require-
ments with their bid to be considered eligible. For
further Information on the contractor qualification
requirements contact David L. Hines at (904) 627-
2363.
The City of Wewahitchka reserves the right to reject
any or all bids.
THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA IS AN EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY/FAIR HOUSING COMMUNITY
Itc, August 22, 1996.
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE. IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City
Commission of the City of Port, St. Joe, Florida at
its meeting on the 20th day of August, 1996. at
8:00 P.M. EDT, in the Fire Station on Williams
Avenue. Port St. Joe, Florida, did have a first read-
ing and consider an Ordinance with the following
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE
AMENDMENT OF THE LAND DEVELOP-
MENT REGULATION CODE OF THE CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE (ORDINANCE #228);
PROVIDING FOR SETBACK LINES FOR
ACCESSORY BUILDINGS; PROVIDING
FOR. DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING FOR
CERTAIN ACTIVITIES WITHIN RESI-
DENTIAL AND INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS;
PROVIDING FOR A CHANGE OF ZONING
FOX CERTAIN AREAS OF THE CITY;
PROVIDING FOR PARKING LOTS; PRO-
VIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVID-
ING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE;
and at its meeting on the 3rd day of September,
1996, at 8:00 P.M., EDT, In the Fire Station on
Williams Avenue, will consider for final adoption
the above mentioned ordinance.
All interested parties are invited to attend and be
heard. Copies of said Ordinance are on file at the
office of the City Clerk and may be Inspected by the
public during normal working hours.
CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
Itc, August 22, 1996.

Requests For Proposals
Gulf County requests that any qualified individual
or firm respond to a "Request For Proposals" for


the position of Gulf Cunt) Jail Medical Direceor
RFP's should at a minimum address the Illlrng"
* BSkgiouid and Experience
* Copy o1" Qualificauons
* Familiarity with Position or Requirements of
Position
* Proximity of Applicant to Sheriffs Office
* Proposed Fee and Contract Terms
Additional information can be obtained from the
Gulf County Chief Administrator's Office at (904)
229-6111 or 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456.
Proposals will be received until 5:00 p.m., E.D.T.
September 10, 1996 at the Office of the Clerk oI
Court, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Sth Street,
Port St. Joe, Florida.
/s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman :
2tc, August 22 and 29., 1996.
SPECIAL NOTICE
PUBLIC TEST OF VOTE
TABULATING EQUIPMENT
TESTING OF TABULATING EQUIPMENT TO BE
USED IN THE SEPTEMBER 3, 1996, FIRST, PRI-
MARY ELECTION WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY;
AUGUST 30, 10:00 A.M. AT TI-IE GULF COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 1000 5TH STREET, PORT ST.
JOE.
THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Itc, August 22, 1996.
NOTICE
ABSENTEE BALLOTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR
THE IST PRIMARY ELECTION AT THE SUPERVI-
SOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE, 1000 5TH STREET,
COUNTY COURTHOUSE.
TO REQUEST AN ABSENTEE .BALLOT YOU MAY
CALL OUR OFFICE AT 229-6117 OR 639-5069,
SEND A WRITTEN REQUEST OR APPEAR IN PER-
SON.
CORA SUE ROBINSON
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
1000 5TH STREET
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456
Itc, August 22. 1996.

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9596-45
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, will receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corporation Interested in pro-
viding to Gulf County the following:
(1) New Pick-Up Truck, 3/4 Ton. Long
Wheel Base, A/T, A/C, P/S, P/B, AM/FM
Radio, Vinyl Flooring, V-8 Color (Prefer
White)
Delivery date must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver unit on
specified date will be set at $25.00 per day.
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and what the BID
Is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 o'clock, p.m.,
E.D.T.. September 10, 1996. at the Office of the
Clerk of Circuit Court Gulf County Courthouse.
1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/ Billy E. Traylor
Chairman
2tc, August 22 and 29, 1996


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PAGE 8A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1996



Youth Conference A Shining Success


Beginning at 6:00 p.m. on
Friday, August 9th, and ending at
4:00 p.m. on the 10th, youth from
three counties--Gulf, Franklin
and Bay-were involved in a 14-
hour conference addressing top-
ics that are critical to their growth
and development.
According to its organizers,
the "Youth Conference About
Community Concerns" was well
attended. The largest number in
attendance during a single ses-
sion was 125 young people and
17 consultants.
The Coordinating Committee
for the conference, consisting of
Scott Johnson, Minnie J. Likely,
Robert Clarke, Hubert Six,
Melissa Ramsey, Clarence
Monette, Angel W. King and Billie
F. Thomas, did an excellent job of
putting it all together. They salute
the sponsors of the event includ-


ing the Gulf County Board of
Commissioners, Port St. Joe City
Commissioners, and Northwest
Florida March of Dimes.
Project: Mold-A-Male hosted
the event and would like to
acknowledge those persons and
agencies who were very support-
ive with financing, material
resources, and other services.
They graciously appreciated
the support of the following
patrons: Gulf County Sheriff
Frank McKeithen; Piggly Wiggly
(George Duren, owner); Driesbach
.Laundry and Cleaners (Raymond
Driesbach, Jr., owner); Renfro
Auto Parts; Port St. Joe Police
Department;. Gulf County
Guidance Clinic; Wewahitchka
State Bank; Citizens Federal
Savings Bank; Mayhann Auto
Parts; Badcock Furnishings;
David Warriner, Esquire; and Zion


This column is provided as a service of the Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc., a professional counseling
and mental health center. It is not intended to replace psychological counseling or treatment services.


Dear Counselor,
I am a 41 year old woman who
has always felt "down". Recently,
my doctor referred me to a psychi-
atrist. He thinks I' may have what
he calls "major depression".
This is quite embarrassing to
me as I do not feel I'm "crazy". The
people I've known who visit psy-
chiatrists are crazy-acting or
bizarre.
If I agree to go, it will be in
Tallahassee so only my husband
of 20 years will know. What can I
expect? If I go, will they hospital-
ize me on. the spot if I have
depression?
Signed,.
Need Answers

Dear Need Answers,
First let me reassure you on
one major point. If found to have
depression, even of a severe
nature, you would not be "hospi-
talized on the spot". People are
only hospitalized if they are
judged to be a danger to them-
selves or others.. Many people suf-
fer from severe depression.
If you do go to a psychiatrist,
there are several things to be
aware of. A psychiatrist is an M.D, .
who has had special training in
the area of emotional and mental
health issues. They must, by law,
keep your session confidential,
unless there are issues of self-
endangerment or potential harm,
to others. They can prescribe
medication which can lessen or
perhaps alleviate your feelings of
depression.
Most people who suffer from'
depression will also benefit from
psychotherapy. Although depres-


sion has a strong biological com-
ponent, medication alone does not
address psychological factors that
contribute to the illness.
As with any service, remem-
ber you are a paying consumer,
and there are a number of doctors
out there. Pick one you have rap-
port with and who you feel takes
you seriously. It will be, in many
ways, like going to any doctor,
except that you will sit and dis-
cuss what distresses you and give
a history of the problem and of
your significant life events.
Lastly, there is growing evi-
dence that some cases of depres-
sion are inherited. That is why.
giving the doctor as thorough a
family history as you can is
important. Biological or "Inherit-
ed" depression can be responsive
to medication.
Situational (event-caused)
depression or a combination of
biological and situational depres-
sion usually needs a combination

of medicine and therapy.
If we at Gulf County Guidance
Clinic can be of assistance in pro-
viding medication and therapy,
please call us at 227-1145.
Sincerely,
S Laura Rogers, M.S.'
Counselor
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
227-1145.


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Fair Baptist Church,.
They thank Paul and Linda
Gant and Frazier (Gus) Miller for
food preparation. In addition, the


Gants provided guest accommo-
dations. The committee also,
appreciates The Star for providing
a medium for communicating
with the public.


New Business, Too


Good To Be True?


Investigate Carefully, Seek
Professional Advice Before
Investing In Business Opportunity
If you've ever wanted to own
your own business and be your
own boss, you're not alone. That's
the dream of many Americans.
Some achieve this dream-but it's
not as easy to accomplish as it's
sometimes made out to be. And
unfortunately, some people who
want to go into business for them-
selves will -fall prey to scams
devised by unscrupulous promot-
ers of business opportunities.
A business opportunity is an
offer to sell -'Or lease someone
products, equipment supplies or'
services needed to start-up and
carry-on a business. Business
opportunities range from address-
ing envelopes or assembling toys
at home at a cost of a relatively
few dollars, to establishing vend-
trig machine routes or installing'
pay telephones for thousands of
dollars.
Promoters of business oppor-
tunities imply that an individual
investor can make attractive
returns with minimal effort. But'
investors should be aware that
there are risks inherent in such
ventures. Success and profits are
not guaranteed, and often,
investors fall to get back their ini-.
tial investments.
Prospective investors should
take an active role in investigating
a business opportunity before
investing, and should take the fol-
lowing steps before investing or
signing a contract:
*Call 1-800-HELP FLA (1-.
800-435-7352) to find out if the
seller is registered with the'
Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services under the
Florida Sale of Business
Opportunities Act. If the business
is not exempt, ask about its oblig-.
ations under the act. Whether
exempt or not, check to see if any
_complaints have been filed,
against the company. A free,
brochure on business opportuni-

AG Tags Will Be
Available Soon
Florida Agriculture Commis-
stoner Bob Crawford today
announced that the new "ag tag"
specialty license plate will be
available for sale at county vehicle
registration offices by November.
The distinctive blue and green
license plate was authorized by
the Legislature this spring to raise'
funds for the Florida Agriculture
in the Classroom program. Now In
its 10th year, the program pro-.
vides educational materials about
SFlorida agriculture to teachers
and students throughout the
state. The program is coordinated
by the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services.
"This specialty tag will .pro-0
videe an Important source of funds
to educate 'our young people
about Florida's vital $6 billion
agriculture industry," Crawford
said. "Supporting this program
supports the future of Florida
agriculture."
The colorful ag tag features a,
sun-burst logo, widely promoted
through the Department's "Fresh
from Florida" campaign, and theA
slogan "Agriculture Keeps Florida
Green." The tag costs $20 more
than a vehicle's base rate, which'
depends on the size and weight of
the vehicle. Proceeds from the $20'
annual fee go to the educational
program. ; ;
Florida Agriculture in the
Classroom, Inc., is a non-profit'
organization governed by a board
of directors, It currently provides
educational materials to K- 12,
teachers and classrooms, with an,
emphasis on middle school.
Enhanced funding through'
the ag tag program will enable
Florida Agriculture in the,
Classroom to develop a curricu-'
lum on Florida agriculture for thei
elementary-school level that wvill-
complement lessons on science;
economics, mathematics andc
social studies. Support materi-.
als-including a study guide,-
workbooks, equipment for pro-i
jects and experiments, video-',
tapes, posters and CD-ROM
applications-are also planned
along with regional workshops fo
Florida teachers.
For information about Florida
Agriculture in the Classroom, cal
(904) 487-4973, or write: Florida
Agriculture in the Classroom
Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services, 545 Eas
Tennessee Street, Tallahassee,
Florida 32308.


ties is also available.
*Make sure the company pro-
vides a disclosure document that
includes enough information for a
prospective investor to make an
informed investment decision.
This document is required in
most cases. Always check with
the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services to see ifT the business
must file a disclosure, document
and, if so, if the :business has
complied with that requirement.
*Talk to current. investors,
preferably In person. Their names
and addresses may be in the dis-
closure document. (f,hot, ask the
business to provide-. them. Ask
these investors whether the Infor-
mation in the disclosure state-
ment matches their experience
with the company. Failure or
refusal to provide names and
addresses of Investors should
serve as a warning sign that the
venture may be questionable.
*Ask questions. Investigate
earning claims. Keep in mind that
once you invest your money. you
will be competing with other,
more experienced independent
operators.
.Get all promises in writing
from an authorized representative
of the company.
*Listen closely to the sales
presentation. A seller with a good
offer does not have to use pres-
sure sales tactics.
*Get ,professional advice-an
attorney, accountant or other
business adviser. The few dollars
spent on professional assistance
and telephone calls could save
you a great deal of inconvenience,
aggravation and your investment.


Senior Citizens
Having Pancake
Breakfast Sept. 3
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be having a Pancake ''
Breakfast sponsored by Linda's
Restaurant in Port St. Joe. The
breakfast will be on Tuesday,
September 3rd from 8:00 until
10:30 a.m. You may eat at Linda's
or have it delivered.
The breakfast will consist of a
stack of pancakes, sausage and
coffee for $2.50. Proceeds are for,
the building fund. Please call 229-
8466 to place orders.,

Headlights On-In

Fog, Smoke, or Rain!
Florida law requires that the
headlights of motor vehicles on
the road be turned on during the
*day when visibility is reduced by
fog, smoke or rain to less than
1,000 feet., Motorcycles on the
road must have their headlights
turned on at all times-day or
night.




Slo w Down At'


To the Voters of District 3
For the last four years I have been your County
Commissioner. During that time, the Board of County
Commissioners have made great strides in several areas.
I would like to discuss a few of these items with you.
On the public safety side, being a volunteer fireman, I
have fought for additional funding for our fire depart-
ments. In District 3, we purchased a new fire truck for the
St. Joe Beach Fire Department. Also, additional trucks
were purchased for Highland View and White City Fire
Departments. We have also increased each department's
equipment budget substantially, to provide for the most
modern fire fighting and safety equipment.
I am proud that Gulf County once again operates the
South Gulf County Ambulance Service. The operation of
the ambulance service, and lack of backup.was an issue
four years ago. We now have 24 hour Advance Life
Support backup and even an A.L.S. backup ambulance
stationed at the Beaches Fire Department.
I am also extremely proud of this Board's public safety
record, but I am most proud of the volunteers who make
Gulf County the GREATEST county in the State of
Florida.
Much has been discussed about the road paving, so let
me give you the facts ,rn 1995, the Board decided to get.
serious about paving. We refinanced the 1990 Road
Bond, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars in inter-
est. We also kept the same maturity date of the 1990
Road Bond, added the interest savings, and committed
additional road monies, to pave 3 million dollars of Gulf
County's roads. Additionally, we will save $100,000 a
year from the Road Department budget, due directly to
the Road Bond. An additional windfall of 1.4 million dol-
lars over the remaining 14 years of the bond.
We have several projects that are just now beginning
construction, but have been in the works for several
years. The Beaches Water System Upgrade, which will
boost the water pressure, allows for growth and expan-
sion, 'and lowers the fire insurance rating. This $225,000
upgrade was paid for by refinancing the existing bond at
a much lower rate, and we even cut 10 years off the bond
payments.
We recently received a $600,000 grant to totally refurbish
the Highland View Water System. We expect construction
to begin January 1st, 1997. This was the culmination of
the past 4 years of submitting applications for grants and
seeking other methods of funding this project. It was our
goal to fund this project Without any additional debt to the
water customer, and we are proud of the fact that this
goal was achieved.
We have completed many projects over the past 4 years.
We, as a Board, have not always agreed on every issue,
but we do agree on one major item, TAX..ES! I pledged
lower taxes in 1992, and with my fellow board members'
help, we have lowered your ad-valorem taxes every year.
Our ad-valorem tax rate is lower today than it was 8 ,..-,
years ago. Gulf County has one of the lowest property tax
rates of any small countyin the State; and no sales or
use taxes. Additionally, County Auditors say that Gulf
County is in the, best financial shape it has ever been in.
I am not going to promise you the moon to get re-elected.
I will, however, promise you the same thing I promised
you 4 years ago. LESS GOVERNMENT. LESS TAXES and
a more efficient, responsible, and responsive county gov-
ernment.
Sincerely,




RE-ELECT MICHAEL L.


HAMMOND

COUNTY COMMISSIONER- DIST. 3

"The People of Gulf


County, First & Foremost"


"As a dedicated father, I care about family values.
I will always put the the best interest -of children first."
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1996 PAGE 9A


Marine Fisheries Held Final Public; ,Appreck DriverWek


' Hearing On Still More M


The Marine Fisheries
Commission held a three-day
public meeting August 5-7 in
Cocoa Beach, during which they
held a final public hearing on pro-
posed rule amendments for mul-
let that would:
-prohibit the simultaneous
possession of any species of mul-
let in excess of the daily recre-
ational bag limit (50 fish) and any
gill or entangling net, including
on separate vessels or vehicles
operating together;
-eliminate the July through
September 500 pounds commer-
cial daily vessel harvest limit for
mullet;
-eliminate the commercial clo-
sure to the harvest of mullet on
four (4) weekdays in late
December that fall between set


weekend closures;
-change (reduce) weekend com-
mercial mullet harvest closures to
4:00 p.m. on Friday through 8:00
a.m. on Monday; and
-establish the only allowable
gear that can be used at any time
for the harvest of mullet as:
*cast nets with a radius no
greater than 12 feet, seven (7)
inches (no more than two (2) such
nets could be fished from any ves-
sel at any time);
*beach 'or haul seines with a
total area no greater than 500
square feet-including any
attached material that adds to the
fishing surface of the net, such as
tarps/plastic (no more than two
(2) such nets could be fished from
any vessel at any time);
*hook and line gear (except


SCalling professional truck dri-
vers "America's unsung heroes,"
bullet R u les. Florida Governor Lawton Chiles
declared August 18-24 as "Truck
snatch hooks, effective January Driver Appreciation Week" in
1, 1997); Florida.
*gigs1, In his proclamation Chiles
ono more than two (2) uncon- cited that the trucking, industry
nected, non-bottom fishing skim- employs 377,000 individuals-
mer nets per vessel of certain one out of every eleven Florida
specifications, until January 1, workers. He also went on to state
1999-the maximum mesh area 95% of all shipments of Florida
of each net, including any citrus and vegetables, and over
attached material that adds to the 205.5 million tons of manufac-
fishing surface of the net, such as tured freight are transported by
tarps/plastics, would not be truckers.
allowed to exceed 500 square feet;
--delete numerous unneces- Truck Driver Appreciation
sary mullet rule provisions Week is a nationwide event to
regarding the use of gill and tram-, express gratitude to America's
mel nets and areal restrictions. truckers for their professionalism
The Commission intends to and commitment to safety. This
Thake this prCommission irulntendsto tohe first-of-its-kind event unites all
take this proposed rule to the elements of the trucking industry
Governor and Cabinet for and many others in coordinated
approval on September 10 and effort to honor truck drivers and
the rule would be implemented the vital role they play in the lives
September 30 'if approved, of Americans.


"Truck drivers are a vital link
in avast economic chain connect-
ing all sectors of the U. S econo-
my," said Tom We b, President of
the Florida Trucking Association.
"From farm, field, and facto-
ry, truckers deliver virtually
everything Americans eat, wear,
and use in their daily lives. And,
with an accident rate that's less
than half that of car drivers,
truckers are the safest drivers on
the road," Webb said.
Truck Driver Appreciation
Week honors the nearly three mil-
lion men and women who deliver
the nation's goods for a living.
Each year these drivers travel
more than 152 billion miles, haul-
ing 5.5 billion tons of freight,
serving every community in
America.
The driving force behind this
week is Don Bowman, Chairman
of D. L. Bowman, Inc., a
Williamsport, Maryland, truck-
load carrier and Chairman of the
American Trucking Associations.
Bowman, a former truck driver
himself, says, "We tend to forget
that nothing happens in our
industry until a driver climbs
behind the wheel and turns the
key. Without truck drivers,
America stops."
"Alt




tf the Church

of YOur Cholice


Enjoy the best of the

season with appetizers


1 tablespoon bourbon (optional)
Wrap each chestnut with 1/2 slice
bacon and secure with toothpick. If
necessary, cut chestnuts in half to
make chestnuts and bacon strips come
u 't evenly.
Arrange bacon-wrapped water chest-,
nuts in a single layer in a shallow
baking pan. Broil until crispy, about 5
minutes on each side. Drain well.
Blend remaining ingredients and pour
over bacon-wrapped chestnuts. Bake at
350 degrees F for 20 minutes. Makes
about 30 appetizers.
Bacon Delight Dip
Jane Luethke, Kingsport, Tennessee
1 package (16 ounces) Farmland
Bacon, fried crisp and crumbled
1 large round loaf bread (such as-
sourdough, rye, pumpernickel)
1 package.(8 ounces) cream
cheese, softened
1 carton (16 ounces) sour cream
1 .can (4 ounces) chopped green
chilies, drained
6 green onions, chopped
Cook bacon until crisp. Drain,
*crumble and set aside.
Cuti off top of bread and remove
inside, leaving a 1/2-inch shell of
bread. Cut removed bread into 1-inch
cubes. Beat together cream cheese,
sour cream, chilies, and onions. Stir in
bacon. Spoon mixture in bread and
replace bread top. Wrap entire bread
in heavy' foil and bake 1-1/4 hours at
350 degrees F. Serve, bread sur-
rounded by cubes for dipping.,
If desired, dip may be served with
crackers, chips or pretzels. Makes 10.
to 15 servings.


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INVESTMENTS SINCE 1887
626 Luverne Avenue


Member SIPC
1996 A. G. Edwards & Sons


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PERSONAL
Lifetime Resident of Gulf County
Son of the Late William H. Linton, Longtime Gulf
County Educator -
2 Childreri; Lee, age 16, and Ben,'age 21
Graduate of Wewahitchka High School
Graduate of Chipola Junior College
Graduate of University of Florida, B.S. Degree
Graduate of Florida State University, Masters Degree in Administration
Presently Employed in Gulf County School System

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Vote and Elect


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for School Board Dist. 3
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Whether it's a traditional family
gathering or a celebration at the office,
appetizers can not only make the meal,
they can be the meal!
The recipes here rely on bacon, a
familiar breakfast favorite easily used
for a delicious flavor addition in these
quick .'n' easy appetizers. You know
these recipes will be good because
they come from America's farm fami-
lies. members of Farmland's Coopera-
tive System. The recipes were winners
in the Farmland 'Best of Bacon"
Recipe Contest, a competition for the
company's family farmers.
For example, the Barbecued Bacon
Chestnuts was the third place winner
in,the contest. Cleo Drevs of Bella
Vista, Ark. created this recipe with
Farmland hickory smoked bacon.
Drevs lived with her family on a farm
in Oklahoma before retiring to Arkan-
sas. As for her recipe, she says, "I've
always liked to copk. I like to serve
this to company and there's nevpr any
left.
So, consider these combinations as
new ideas for bacon usage, interesting'
appetizers to make your holiday table
even more festive. For more bacon
and appetizer recipes, write to: Hol-
iday Recipes, Farmland Foods', P.O.
Box 7527, Kansas City, MO 64116.
Barbecued Bacon Chestnuts
1 can (8 ounces) whole water
chestnuts, drained
1 package (16 ounces) Farmland
Bacpn
6 tablespoons chili sauce or
ketchup
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard









PAGE 10A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1996


Shark 100 Club Starts Annual Fund Drive


Port St. Joe High School won,
an unprecedented three state"'
championships .this past school'
year-basketball, track and
weightlifting-and won the Fred
E. Rozelle 3A sportsmanship,
award for the third consecutive
year. This amazing feat was
accomplished through the dedica-
tion of the coaches and athletes
involved, along with tremendous'
community support.
Part of that support for the'
athletic programs at Port St. Joe.,
High School comes from the
Shark 100 Club, which supports
the entire athletic programs
offered by the Sharks.
The level of their success( ,
under the leadership of new
Athletic Director, Chuck Gannon,
will depend to a large degree upon
the community support they'
receive. The Shark 100 Club pro-
vides support to all the boys and
girls athletic programs to ensure-
their continued success.
Be a part of the number one
public high school sports program
in the state. .Make your $100 con-
tribution to .the Shark Booster
Club, P. 0. Box 524, Port St. Joe.'
FL 32457.:' :.
Your membership includes a-
Shark 100' golf shirt and" a
reserved parking pass for all
home football games. Please pick
up these items at the Athletic
House on Reid Avenue, according.
to Ralph Roberson, club presi-
dent. '


Dave" and Vicki
Armstrong with family
from Birmingham, ,Ala-
bama with Lady J mate,
Steve Branson (lower
left).


Shown from left making their contributions to the Shark 100 Club are, George Duren, Roy Smith,
Traci Gaddis (showing off the Shark 100 golf shirt), Rex Buzzett, Greg Johnson and Ralph Roberson.



Wewa Will Host Labor


Area weeiuy
Fishing Report Da Weeekend Air Show

the beaches. Flats in the bay areThe public is invited to the There will be precision aerial 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or
producing nice trout and blue 6th Annual Labor Day Weekend demonstration flying and a com- Saturday and Sunday, Augus
fish. We've been seeing a lot of top Air Show presented by the bat demonstration at noon each 31st and September 1st and 9:0'
feeding fish-dolphin,, wahoo and Emerald Coast Giant Scalers day. The public will have the a.m. -to noon on Monday
tuna-off shore. Bottom fishing Model Aircraft Club. Pilots from opportunity to visit withthe pilots September 2nd. A $1.00 parking
the past week was great. A lot of all over the southeast United about their aircraft and take. pic- donation 'will be, requested c
big grouper and snapper were States will bring their radio con- tures and videos. Concessions, those attending.
caught. A safety tip-take a day trolled model aircraft for a week- shade and comfort stations will be .This is a fund raising even
when the wind is blowing and end of fun and excitement. available on-site. for the Special Olympics to assist
check all safety gear on your boat. A radio controlled, ready-to- in the costs of the athletes partic
Make sure all is in good working These aircraft have fly model aircraft with flying ipating in regional, state an
order. wingspans of 7-10 feet. Many are lessons will be given awa a w at 3;00 national competitions. T he even
GOOD FISHING scale models of famous World War p.m. Sunday. Tickets will be will be held at the Parker Far
Captain Danny Tankersley I and II aircraft as well as jets and available on site. campground off Highway 22 i
Ladv J. Charisma Charters civilian aircraft. Wewahitchka, FL. Just follow th
Hours of the? ^airshowwil e Ai ^owsins


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Gulf Co. Schools Place


HighIn'St
You won't have to look very
far to find two of the top public
high schools in the state as far as
overall sporting programs are
concerned. According to the
Florida High School Activities
Association, recent selections for
the Floyd E. Lay All Sports award
placed Wewahitchka High School
as eighth among AA, and Port St.
Joe High School was 13th in AAA
all sports rankings.
In both cases the teams
between them and the top rank-
ing were either private or univer-
sity lab schools. Ironically only
four public schools ranked Iri the
top 20 in both classifications.
Teams are ranked based on
their records among other teams
in their classification and how
they finished in top 16 teams in
the FHSAA state series. Bonus
points are also awarded to
schools which win a district
championship.
Port St. Joe High school won,
three state championships--
track, basketball and weight lift-
ing. In baseball they won district
and made it to the Elite 8. In soft-
ball they were the district runner-
ups, advancing to the Final 16.
Wewahitchka High School
won state titles in boys' cross
country and boys' track, and fin-
ished third in the state in girls'
cross country. In baseball they


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see me!!


ite Awards

made it to the Elite 8, aand
advanced to the regionals in soft-
ball, volleyball and girls' basket-
ball.


Local Man Involved


In R. L. Turner Team


The R L. Turner Little League
team-the one that baseball fans:'
in the area are keeping a keen eye
on this week as they make their
way through, the Little League'
World Series-carries with it the
local influence of Reggie Gilbert."
Gilbert is a former pitcher for the;
Port St. Joe Sharks. Upon gradu-
ation In 1974, he received a base-
ball scholarship which enabled


Nighttime Offers Best Fishing
Success For Flathead Catfish


Since the early 1980s flat-
head catfish have moved in and
multiplied in staggering numbers
in several northwest Florida
rivers. While some rivers hold
more than others, they're found in
the Escambia, Apalachicola.
Chipola and Ochlockonee Rivers
and Lake Seminole.
Those who are familiar with
flatheads say the best time to fish
for the tasty-eating fish is near
dusk and. at night.
Dan Dobbins, a fisheries biol-
ogist with the Florida Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission
said, "Flatheads tend to be found
in holes along the river bottom
and at night they leave these
places to feed, sometimes in shal-
low water."-


A change in contour of the
river bottom of as little as two feet
and covering any size area may be
enough to hold a number of flat-
heads, he said. Successful' flat-
head anglers generally use a
depth finder to scan the river bot-
tom and locate holes that may be
productive.
Flatheads are pisciverous. or,
live fish-eaters, and one of the
best baits is live 4-5 Inch bluegills
fished on the bottom. Dobbins
said shiners and shad also work.
but with varying degrees of suc-
cess. "'
The Florida Wildlife Code
allows the use of bluegills or other
bream species as bait by recre-
ational anglers on hook and line..


him to continue his education at
Gultdf Coast Community College.
The Panama City based team
is the only Florida team to ever
advance to the series. It is a result
of a three-year concerted effort
towai-d building a championship
caliber group of young men.
Recruiting of players and coaches
in Little League is limited to an
area not to exceed 20,000 in pop-
ulation. To reach the Little League
World Series is in itself quite an
accomplishment. Throughout the
play-off process, players have
participated from all of the states
involving 3.5 million kids in
19,000 associations.
Reggie has managed and
coached most of the players on
this all star team. He has espe-
cially worked during this year
with the pitching staff to hone
their talents. He is also on an
advisory board of the R. L. Turner
League and has served in that
position for the past 12 years.
Gilbert is the son of Myron
and Betty Gilbert of Beacon Hill
and the husband of the former
Joni Grace, daughter of Dr. and
Mrs. Wesley Grace of Port St. Joe.
The Gilberts have two sons in
baseball. Reggie is so enthused
with the sport that he began his
coaching career before they were
even born.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1996 PAGE 1B


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SRalph Roberson, Rotary President, left, presents Jerry Stokoe with a check.


Rotarians Contribute to Senior Citizens'


SNew Meeting Center Building Fund


Senior citizens will take pos-
session of their long-awaited cen-
ter October 1, director Jerry Sto-
koe told the members of the
Rotary Club at their meeting last
Thursday. '"It has been a long
time coming and a lot of hard
work to get the building complet-
ed, but the work is finally wind-
ing down," he said.
Stokoe said the building will
come in under projected budget,
too. 'The Lord must have been
looking out for us and our
needs," he added. Stokoe said -
that it seems everything which .
has happened to them and their.
projected building project has fa-
vored the work. 'We have had dirt
removed we needed removed, pav-
ing put in place we needed but
didn't have and a multitude of
other needs which mysteriously
got met."
Stokoe said the only thing,
owed on the building was a
$50,000 mortgage. "Even that ,
has been taken care of," he said.
"We almost have enough pledges
to make the :payment on this
mortgage each 'month." he mar-
veled. .
'This has been and continues
.to be. truly a community project..-
There Is no government money in-
' evolved In this building, except lo-
cal government, help," Stokoe
stressed. He expressed the appre-
ciation of every senior citizen in
the county for such an out-
pouring of local support in getting
the new center completed.
Stokoe said the new building


contains a total of 6,500 square
feet and has provisions needed by
the senior citizens, as well as a
meeting building for the entire
community to use.
Stokoe said that in addition
to the organization occupying
their new facilities on October 1,
a I"grand opening" celebration is
being planned for the week prior
to Thanksgiving, in November.

Overstreet VFD
Plans Ice Cream
Social This Sat.
The Overstreet Volunteer Fire
Department and 'the Ladies
Auxiliary are sponsoring an Ice
Cream Social on Saturday,
August 24th from 2 until 5 p.m.
(ET) at the fire station in
Overstreet.
It is the desire of the group to
give area candidates and the pub-
lic a chance to meet and discuss
the issues on a one to one basis in
a friendly and informal atmos-
phere.
.... ervone is invited to ati'end
and meet the candidates.

Wosip tI he

Chiceti u day


License & Vehicle
Inspection Stops
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle, inspection check-
points during the week of August
23rd to 31st at the following loca-
tions: on CR-274, near the
Chipola River; on SR-71, near CR-
382; on SR-71, near SR-22; on
CR-73, near CR-287; and on SR-
30 (Highway 98), near Allen
Memorial Way.
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
Florida.
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
i motorists.


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'What could be more fitting, than
to dedicate this facility the com-
munity has so generously helped
us to make become a reality dur-
ing the season our nation pauses
to give thanks for Its many bless-
ings," Stokoe asked.
The Rotary Club presented
Stokoe with a check for $350.00
representing a $10.00 contribu-
tion from every member of the lo-
cal club.

V.F.W. Party at
Bay St. Joseph
The V.F.W., Order of the
Cooties from Panama City, visited
Bay St. Joseph Care Center on
Saturday,, August 17th for their
quarterly party.
A total of 145 residents and
staff members were served bright
smiles and delicious treats of dev-
iled eggs, chips, cake, ice cream.
punch and an array of other good-
ies.
The V.F.W. was also busy on
another occasion this summer
rounding up and supplying the.
residents and staff with a trick
full of watermelons.


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*,To be open and responsive to the community
* To be innovative, but retain the "time honored" elements of the schools


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This is my pledge to the
people of Gulf County
* I will do my utmost to pro-
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* I will treat each school fair-
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* I will use the resources of
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* Family man married 26 years with one son
* Active member St. John's Episcopal Church
m Founder of Wewva Optimist Club
* Former Jaycee
* 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)
x Chamber of Commerce member
* District representative for Juvenile Justice Council
* Former Cub Scout Den Leader and Pack Master
* Member of Tupelo Soil Conservation Board
* Member of the Apalachicola River Basin Stake Holders Study
Group
* Member of the National Association of Elementary School
Principals
* Member of the Florida Association of School Administrators
* 15.5 years as a classroom teacher in grades K-1i2, adult educa-
tion, and at college level
n 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
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PAGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, PL THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1996


Laura at Larg


by Laura Ro


You know there's always
those relatives that you hope
don't show up. You might even
give them the wrong date so they
won't show up. But somehow they
always figure It out, and appear,
larger than life on the horizon.
These are the same folks who,
when your folks see them coming
,at the Hoggly Woggly, they aban-
don- a full cart grab some 'light'
bread and milk, and drag you out
of the store, insisting that going
hungry is good for your character.
And sometimes you get away, but
mostly you don't. All of a sudden,
there they are, like a shape shifter
from a Star Trek movie, smiling at
you, and extending a hand, say-
ing, "What's your hurry?"
Now, if you're younger than
five, you might start crying,
understandably, because these
are the folks your mama told you
would 'slime' you if you ever
touched them. You. might even
make a comment to that effect.
But if you were over five you
would have learned, with the help
of a peach tree switch, that you-


gers


don't always tell folks what your
mama says about them when you
meet them at the Hoggly Woggly.
So, instead, you hide behind
your mama and hope not to be
seen. But not only are you seen,
but they always want to squeeze
the stuffing out of you and give
you a kiss. And these folks have
peculiar notions about, hygiene.
Like, they don't practice it. When
you weigh the options, you'd
almost rather have the peach tree
switch. They squeeze and they
squeeze and you are sure, in your
five year old mind, that it is 'The
End'. Unfortunately, for you, it
isn't.
These are exactly the kind of
folks I'm referring to when it
comes to unwanted family at
birthday dinners.
The family dinner was well in
process. I had piled a plate high
and, retired to my treehouse
where I could watch all the adult
antics without having to get
involved. I had my comic' books
and my Young World encyclopedia
up there, plus a couple of my pet


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for SCHOOL BOARD
District 3
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crickets, and 'toady frogs' as I
called them, so I was set. At flrst I
didn't pay my family much mind.
But then it all changed. Aunt
Georgia Grace showed up.
Mama started it all when she
saw my 500 pound Aunt get out
of the car. She said, "I hope that
woman doesn't sit down on my
new: couch. She'll break it."
Well, I don't need to tell you,
Georgia Grace did sit down. The
couchsighed gently, and died, its
springs never, more to rise again.
But that was okay. We were safe
for a while. Getting up for a 500
pound, biscuit-and-gravy-eating,
whole-hunka-woman was much
harder than it was to sit down, so
the table was replenished, and
folks ran to get something to eat
while times were good.
'Bout the time she'd eaten the
last biscuit and piece of Kentucky
Fried Chicken, my former uncles.
Ernest and Junior, showed up.
They'd been part of the family for
years, but had been 'divorced' out
of it. They were looking for my
storm-scared uncle, Johnny Paul
Vernon, who was out back in our
barn having a 'cool one' with my
father and a couple of other fel-
lows. Junior and' Ernest, even
though they traveled together,
had one bone of contention, and
that was my gigantic aunt,
Georgia Grace. They both loved
her, you see. They'd both gotten
divorced over her, and both of
them believed in their hearts, that
one day, she'd see the light and
divorce, Hank, her 85 pound long
suffering spouse. And both
believed that they would be her
choice.
Now, seemed to me that
Junior 'looked like a chihuahua
dog, and Ernest smelled like one,
and I couldn't imagine", any
woman wanting them. And the
thought of three men wanting
Georgia Grace was enough. to
throw me into a laughing fit for
days. But I'd learned to climb up
in' my treehouse and keep my
mouth shut. So, I was in a perfect
position to view it all when the
guns came out.
The two had had one too
many 'cool ones' in the barn, had
stumbled out, despite the male
family members' frenzied efforts
to restralh them, argued over who
Georgia Grace loved the most,
shot each other in the knee,


to a few relatives who were die- truth of one
hard traditionalists, end a fami
SSo, for my purposes, that was thing else ft


the last family dinner on the
grounds. For me, it illustrated the


want 1it to
event-go ou


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cliche-if you want to
ly tradition, or any
or that matter, if you
be an unforgettable
it with a bang.


pledged undying love to Georgia
Grace, and then passed out cold.
I thought it was grand. But
for some reason, after that, Mama
didn't want to have the family din-
ners at our place anymore. A rel-
ative in Geneva County picked up
the responsibility, but we always
managed to be too busy to attend.
Finally, the practice was confined

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ELECT



FRANK BAKER


State Representative

District, Democrat


FRANK stands for:
1) FAMILY VALUES: Frank has been married to the former Lynn Williams for over
23 years. Frank 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
i 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
A REFERENDUM TO REPEAL THE NET BAN ON THE STATEWIDE BALLOT.
3) REDUCE GOVERNMENT REGULATION AND STATE MANDATES: Frank
will work for laws which reduce state regulation of businesses and which promote
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-
ety is a good education and adequate job training for all citizens. Frank will push for
a state budget which will require all lottery money to go to education and job train-
ing, without any reduction inpther education funds.
5) LIMIT THE SIZE OF STATE GOVERNMENT: A state government which
grows faster than the private economy places too much burden on the taxpayer.
Frank will oppose growth in the state budget in excess of the growth in income of
Florida's residents.

FOR CAPABLE, RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP IN TALLAHASSEE, ELECT


FRANK BAKER YOUR State Representative.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 22. 1996


30 Ways To Prevent Child Abuse-How You and Others Can "Keep Cool"


The Florida Department of
Health and Rehabilitative Services
offers some ideas on how to keep
your cool when dealing with chil-
dren and how to help other par-
ents who have difficulty with
young ones.
Following .are 30 helpful tips
for parents-and people who are
not parents-to help them stay
.calm with children or offer sup-
port to another parent:
If things get too ten e:
*Put'your child in a time-out
chair. A good rule to follow is one
,time-out minute for each year of
age.


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for your District 3 and county
offices at the Gulf County
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*Close your eyes and imagine
you are hearing what your child is
about to hear.
*Take a deep breath, and
then take another. Then remem-
ber, you are the adult,
*Press your lips together and
count to 10., Or better yet, to 20.
*Call a friend on the tele-
phone.
*If someone can watch the
children, go outside and take a
walk. .
*Take a hot bath or splash
cold water on your face.
*Turn on some music. Maybe


f:00 a.m. till
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nment and Vote on
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even sing along.
*Get a pencil and paper and
write down as many helpful words
as you can think of. Save the list
fV you're going shopping with
your children:
*Check your attitudes. Is the
child too tired or hungry to shop?
Are you? If yes, postpone your trip
or find a baby sitter.
f your child is out of control:
*Wait for the child to calm
down. Say nothing else and then
ask if he/she is ready to try again.
If your child is out of control in
a public place:
*Take him/her out of the
store or to the restroom. Tell
him/her quietly, eyeball to eye-
ball, that his/her behavior is
totally unacceptable.
If you're shopping with
your children:
eMake a game of it. "who can
see the shoe store first? or "Who
is wearing green?" or "Which sign
begins with a T?"
*Play "I see something". Ask
the child to guess what it is.
*Agree on rewards ahead of
time. For good behavior, give a
choice of one snack food or stop
at the park.. Promise to read a
book or play a game at home.
Keep it simple and be sure to fol-
low up.
*Offer choices. When possi-
ble, allow your child to make a
choice or decision. "Blue or red
socks?"
*Agree on rules. Before enter-
ing the stores, say "Stay close to
me" or Use your quiet voice".
If you're shopping with
your children, or just about
any time:
*Praise your children. Tell
them, "You are so helpful!" or
"You are making good choices
today".
-if you see parents mistreat-
ing their children in public:
*Divert the angry attention


Catherine (Ramsey)








SReared in Gulf County
JEducated in Gulf County
IEarned Bachelor's degree in English
Education
STauht English in Gulf County School
Sys em for 14 years
1 Earned Master's degree in
Administration/Supervision
SWorked as administrator in Gulf County
School System.at elementary, sec-
ondary and/or district level, for 12 years


S bachelor's degree in English Education

a administrator in Gulf County School System at the elementary,
secondaryand/or district level for 12 years

ri eared in Gulf County

f ourteen years as an English teacher in Gulf County School
System

I. interested in your children

e educated in Gulf County School System

leadership, capable, driven

d dedicated to your children, your school system, and your Gulf
County..

Will stress strong basic skills program, will emphasize academics,
will stress excellence in all areas. Will work together with you and all
school personnel so that we can send a child into the world who will
prosper.
Parents Wesley and Frenchie Ramsey, '
long-time business owners in Port St. Joe.
Husband Jobie Barfield, son of Mohea and the late Hozie Barfield of Highland View


FOR SUPERINTENDENT


of SCHOOLS
Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for by Catherine Barfield, DEMOCRAT


away from the child. Open a con-
versation with the adult. Ask a
question or directions, anything
to provide a distraction and some
time for the parent's anger to sub-
'side.
* *Compliment or praise the
,'parent or child. Say something
,..ositive. "What a big strong boy
you have!" or How old is he?" or
-It's hard to shop with a toddler"
or "You have my admiration for
managing it."
*Offer sympathy and help.
Sometimes a parent's anger is
fueled by embarrassment at the
fuss the child is making. Some
-words of sympathy can help.
4'Children sure can wear you out!
Is there anything I can do to
,help?" "Taking kids out to, eat is
hard! I'm sure everyone here is
remembering that and giving you
credit for your patience."
S.Quietly stand guard if the
child is being neglected and is in
jeopardy. For example, keep an
eye on a child left unattended in a
'grocery cart or a toddler at a
street or parking lot curbside.
*Do not give dirty looks or
snide remarks. Disapproval or
.,anger will only increase the par-
ent's anger and make matters
,vorse. If someone else in a store
or restaurant is clearly disapprov-
ing, step in and be an obvious ally
to the parent by offering a kind
remark or some help.
If you know a parent who is
having a difficult time:,
*Give him or her a break.
Offer-to take care of the kids for a
,while to relieve your friend of the
constant strain of child care.
*Be a good listener. 'Make
yourself available to listen with-
out'being judgmental. Try open-
ing a dialogue with, "Kids can
wear you out, can't they? Is there
,anything I can do to help?"
What can you do to help?:
*Become a voluriteer-join a
prevention program, become a Big
Sister or Big, Brother, answer hot-
lines or represent abused kids in


court.
In your place of business,
make a list of community
resources that are available to
your employees. Include after
school programs, substance
abuse treatment groups and par-
ents' stress support services and
classes.
When correcting, criticize
the behavior only:
*Choose your words carefully.


EXPERIENCE -

EDUCATION -


PERSONAL -


Address the behavior, not the per-
son. For example, "I'm upset that
you hit your friend," instead of
"You're a bad boy for hitting."
Just chill, kids will be kids:
.*Ignore inappropriate behav-
ior unless it becomes dangerous,
destructive, embarrassing to you
or annoying to others.
You can do it every day:
*Be positive. Look for ways' to
give compliment and hugs.


Vote and Return

Caroline


NORTON

School Board
District 3
30 years teaching in Gulf County .
Schools '
B. S. degree Elementary Education'
Master's degree Adult Ed/ .
Administration
Resident of Gulf County over 30 years
Married to Charles Norton
Three sons, Major.Bill Norton, Jim


Norton and Joe Norton, all attended
and graduated from Port St. Joe
Elementary and High School
Active in civic, community and school affairs
GOALS
* Strong academic curriculum for college bound students
* Vocational and Applied Technology Ed. available for all students
* Increase number of college dual enrollment courses
* Emphasis on family, moral and spiritual values
* Instruction in the use of "state-of-the-art" technological equip-
ment
* Provide safe schools that maintain discipline
* Effective use of resources
SPlease Vote For and Elect Caroline E. Norton on Sept. 3rd
Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for by Camp. Acct. of Caroline Norton, Democrat


ELECT




.Wayn White

FOR



SHERIFF

A SHERIFF FOR THE PEOPLE
Resident 41 Years 39 Years Experience
Pd. Pol.Adv., Pd. for by Camp.Acct. of Wayne White Democrat

* Korean War veteran 1951-1954, 82nd Airborne Division

* Gulf County Resident .Since 1955

* Charter member of St. Joe Assembly of God Church,
serving as Trustee and on Pastoral Advisory Board -, :

* 39 Years. Law Enforcement Experience

* 13 Years Gulf County Deputy Sheriff, 10 Years as'
Chief Deputy

* 26 Years Experience as your Chief Investigator State`:
Attorney's Office, 14th Judicial Circuit

* 6 Years as Your Executive Director State Attorney's
Office, 14th Judicial Circuit

* Budget Experience Managed $3.5 Million Budget

* Common Sense Approach to Problem Solving

* Law Enforcement Equally & Fairly to All

* Honesty & Integrity



A Sheriff for the People


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PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1996


The Sheriffs Total Expenditures Exceeded



the Budget by $132,216

P. 12 AUDIT REPORT. Gulf County Sheriff, Sept. 30, 1995. In the first year of his administration the Gulf County Sheriff overspent his budget by
over one hundred thousand dollars. In the 14 years I was finance officer for the county and Clerk of the Circuit Courts, I never overspent
the budget by one penny. In the first place it is illegal to overspend the budget (although the Governor did nothing about this) and second,
we 'had too much respect for and responsibility to the taxpayers to overspend our budget. During the year that this audit report covered,
October 1, 1994 to September 30, 1995, Mr. Coats was Sheriff for 99 Days and Mr. McKeithen was sheriff for 266 days. Vote for JERRY T.
GATES for Sheriff FOR THE RIGHT REASONS, and one of those reasons is because I am a degree public accountant who has a past record
of responsibility, accountability, and compatibility with and for the taxpayers of this county. THANK YOU!


voerry T
VO~Vlj y.


Guf out SchooI~f&WT l Board huMinis u t e sii


GULF COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD MINUTES
JUNE 28,. 1996
The Gulf County School Board met in
special sessionon on June 28, 1996, at 11:00
A.M., in the Gulf County School Board
Administrative Offices in Port St. Joe. The
following members were present: Oscar
Redd, Mary Pridgeon, David Byrd, Caroline
Norton, and Charlotte Pierce. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney were
also present.
Chairman Redd presided, and the
meeting was opened with the invocation
led by Mary Pridgeon, followed by the
Pledge of Allegiance led by David Byrd.
BUDGET MATTERS/PAYMENT OF
BILLS: On motion by Mrs. Pierce. second
by Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the following budget mat-
ters and payment of bills:
Budget Amendment No. IX, General
Fund
Budget Amendment. No. IX, Special
Revenue, Food Service
Budget Amendment No. IX, Special
Revenue, Other ,
Budget Amendment No. IX, Capital
Projects (CO & DS)
Budget Amendment No. IX, Capital
Projects (LCI).
Budget Amendment No. IX, Linda
Lewis Wright Scholarship
Budget Amendment No. IX, Tapper
Scholarship
Budget Amendment No. X, General
Fund
Budget Amendment No.,X, Special
Revenue, Food Service
Budget Amendment No. X, Special
Revenue, Other
The Board reviewed correspondence
received from the State of Florida,
Department of Revenue, regarding exten-
sion of time for assessment roll submis-
sion. No action necessary.
PERSONNEL MATTERS: On motion
by Mrs. Norton, second by Mrs. Pridgeqn,-
and unanimous vote. the Board approved
the following personnel matters:
Approved the following summer
school teachers at Wewahitchka High
School: Jay Kearce, Patricia Patterson,
Jerry Rich, Tim Hammon, Nick Davis,
Grant Grantham, and John Franzese.
Approved the following summer
school teachers at Port St. Joe High
School: Tony Barbee, Laurel Riley, Judy
Williams, Virginia Campbell, Minnie
Likely, Vernon Eppinette, Chuck Gannon,
and Scott Gowan.
Approved Shirley Williams and Mae
Ella Gant to work as office aides at Port St.
Joe High School during summer school.,
Approved Juanise Williams and
Marilyn Witten, guidance counselors, for
summer employment at Port St. Joe High
School, sharing one salary.
Approved Donna Priest for summer
employment in the guidance office at Port
St. Joe High School on an hourly basis.
Approved Charles Osborne for sum-
mer employment at Port St. Joe High
School on an hourly basis.
Approved the following: summer
.school teachers at Port St. Joe Middle
School: Gloria Gant and Wayne Stevens.
Approved Carl White for employment
in the technology lab at Port St. Joe Middle
School for the period of July 1-4 and 8-11,
1996.
Approved Denise Williams as
Adult/Alternative summer school teacher.
Approved Barbara Gautier as bus dri-
ver and Patricia Walker as bus aide for the
summer school bus route to M. K. Lewis
Center in Panama City.
Approved Mae Ella Gant and Shirley
Williams as bus drivers for the summer
school session at Port St. Joe High School.
Approved Heather Nixon as substi-.
tute secretary In the Maintenance
Department office during the period of





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time Donna Walker is out due to illness,
effective May 16, 1996.
There being no further business, the
meeting adjourned at 11:15 A.M. Upon
request by the Superintendent, the Board
reconvened for an executive session.
GULF COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD MINUTES
JULY 2. 1996
The Gulf County School Board met in
regular session on July 2, 1996, at 6:00
P.M., in the Gulf County School Board
Administrative Offices in Port St. Joe. The
following members were present: Oscar
Redd, Mary Pridgeon, David Byrd, Caroline
Norton, and Charlotte Pierce. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney were
also present.
Chairman Redd presided, and the
meeting was opened with the invocation
led by Charlotte Pierce, followed by the
Pledge of Allegiance led by David Byrd.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On motion
by Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs. Pridgeon,
and unanimous vote, the Board adopted
the agenda.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: On motion
by Mr. Byrd,. second by Mrs. Pierce, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
minutes of June 4, 1996.
CORRESPONDENCE: The "Board
reviewed a card of thanks from W\es Taylor.
No action necessary,
The Board reviewed correspondence
received from Florida Scho'ol Board
Association, Inc., regarding Florida High
School Activities Association's insurance
proposal and resolution. No action neces-
sary.
The Board reviewed a Writ of
Mandamus and a Request for an.
Injunction filed by the Governor's Office on
June 21, 1996, to the Florida Supreme
Court regarding the 80%,-206 flexibility for
categorical funds. No action necessary.
BID MATTERS: On motion by Mrs.
Norton, second by Mr. Byrd, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved the follow-
ing bid matters:
Awarded bid for resurfacing the
Wewahitchla High School track and high
jump area to C. W. Roberts Contracting
Company in the amount of $17,500.00.
Awarded School Food Service Non-
Food Bid No. 97-007 for fiscal year 1996-
97 to the following vendors Jenkins Food
Service, Calico Industries, W. J. Powell
Company, Houston Paper Company, Sam's
Club. and Daffin Foodsemice.
PERSONNEL MATTERS: On motion
by Mr. Byrd. second by Mrs Pierce. and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
following personnel matters for the 1996-
97 school year::
Approved an additional senior high
math teacher position lIr WeJahitchka
High School..
Approved Charles Gannon for the
position of Head Football Coach and
Athletic Director at Port St. Joe High
School.
PROGRAM HATTERS: On motion by
Mrs. Pierce, second by Mr. Byrd, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
follouwng program matters:
Approved Psychological Services
Contract between the Gulf County.School
Board and the Gulf County Guidance
Clinic, Inc., for the 1996-97 fiscal year.
Approved Pre-Kindergarten Early
Intervention Program Contract between
the Gulf County School Board and the
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc. (KIDS)
for the 1996-97 school year.
Approved to continue child care ser-
vices as part of the Drop-Out Prevention
. Program with the' Gulf County Guidance
Clinic, Inc. (KIDS), for the 1996-97 school
year.
Approved resolution/contract for
Gulf County School Distnrict's participation
in the Gateway Student System
Consortium for the 1996-97 fiscal year.
Approved Peiformance Contract
between the Gulf County School Board
and PAEC for Exceptional Student
Education Consultative Services for the
1996-97 school year.



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Approved School Resource Officer
Agreement for the 1996-97 school year.
After lengthy discussion of suggested,
changes by the Department of Education
and Florida Cabinet, and on motion by
Mrs. Pridgeon, second by Mrs. Norton, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved for
advertising, the following proposed policy
changes to the Pupil Progression Plan:
II. Attendance
D. Attendance Requirements (Grades
7-12)
E. Exemptions from 'Final Exams
F. Make-up Work
G. Tardies
III. Pupil Progression
I. Promotion of Students (Grades K-6)'
2. Continuous Progress
6. Remedial Reading
J. Promotion of Students (Grades 7-8)
3. Remedial Reading
K. Promotion of Students (Grades 9-12)
1. Grade 9,
d. Remedial Reading
4. Grade 12 (Required Number of
Credits)
0. Alternative Course Credits and
Programs ...
2. Additional High School Credit
d. High School Courses Taken in'
Grade 8 DELETE
IV. Graduation
P. Types of Diplomas
Q. Requirements for Graduation
R. Special Course Requirements
10. Algebra I or Equivalent
VI. Grading System
W. Grading System for Grades K-12
3. Exceptional Student Program
Grading Scale Grades K-6
X. Reporting to Parents
STUDENT MATTERS: On motion by
Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs. Norton, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
following student matters:
-, Approved for Tiffany Ann Lemols to
transfer from Highland View Elementary
School to Port St. Joe Elementary School
for the 1996-97 school year.
Approved for Kathryn Arnold to
transfer from Port St.. Joe Elementary
School to Highland View Elementary
School for the 1996-97 school year. ,
Approved for Jeremy D. Miles,
Calhoun County student, to attend
Wewahitchka High School for the' 1996-97
school year.
TRANSPORTATION MATTERS: On
motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs.
Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the, Board
approved a contract between the Gulf
County School Board and the Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Inc., (KIDS) for transport-
ing students from Port St. Joe Elementary
School to the.Gulf County Guidance Clinic
(KIDS) facilities for the 1996-97 school
year.
SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT: On
motion by Mrs. Norton, second by Mr.
Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following matters:
Approved an invoice for payment
from Florida School Boards Association,
Inc., for Gulf County School District's
1996-97 annual membership dues in the
amount of $5,077.00
Approved an invoice for payment
from Florida Association of District School
Superintendents for Gulf County School
District's 1996-97 annual dues in the
amount of $3,476.00.
Approved an invoice for payment
from Southern Association of Colleges and
Schools for Gulf County School District's
1996-97 annual membership dues in the
amount of $555.00.
On motion .by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board adopted a resolution and approved
for payment, an invoice in the amount of
$2,750.00 for Gulf County School
District's participation in the Small School
District Council Consortium for the 1996-
97 fiscal year. 1 .4
On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second
by Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the following matters:
Approved "Right To Know" notifica-
tion to employees for the 1996-97 school
year.
Approved "Florida Educational
Equity Act" notification to parents, stu-"
dents, and employees for the 1996-97
school year.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by.
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the purchase of a 1985
Chevrolet 4X4 1-ton pick-up truck from the
Woodland's Division of Port St. Joe Paper
Company in the amount of $5,500.00 to be
used by the Maintenance Department.
The Board reviewed information
received from the Florida Association of
District Superintendents regarding esti-
mated salaries of elected school district
officials for fiscal year 1996-97. On motion
by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by Mrs. Norton, ,
and unanimous vote, the Board approvedT
the yearly salary for the Superintendent ,
elect to be the amount of $64,621 or what-
ever the final beginning level calculation is
as certified by the Department of
Community Affairs.
BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS: On
motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs.
Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved for members to attend the 29th''
Annual PAEC/PDC Leadership Conference
in Panama City, FL, on July 9, 10, and 11,
1996.
On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second
by Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved for the Gulf County
School District to apply to participate in
performance reviews being scheduled by
the Florida Legislature to assist school dis-
tricts in identifying cost savings.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no fur-


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GFC Relaxes Regs For


Live-Release Bass Tourneys


Bass tournaments with 10 or
more anglers, that practice live-
release of fish, may apply for spe-
cial permits from the Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission
(GFC) for a temporary exemption to
slot-size (protected length range),
maximum-size regulations and the
special daily bag limit on black
bass.
GFC assistant director of fish-
eries Darrell Scovell said fishing
clubs or other organizations spon-
soring bass tournaments may
obtain a permit to temporarily pos-
sess black bass within slot limits,
fish that, exceed maximum legal
size limits and more than one bass
22 inches or longer. Anglers must
live-release all fish caught immedi-
ately following the weigh-in,
including those bass within legally
allowed bag limits. '
No exemptions will be granted
to statewide minimum length lim-
its of 12 inches and 14 inches.
Anglers participating in per-
mitted tournaments also must
agree to handle all fish in accor-
dance with GFC's scientific guide-


ther business, the meeting adjourned at
7:00 P.M.


lines and submit timely reports of
fish taken during tournaments to
the GFC.
Tournament anglers fishing
lakes Jackson (Leon County),
Okeechobee, Orange and
Lochloosa are eligible for permits
from July through September only
if they abide by additional and
more stringent catch-and-release
guidelines, under a special study
being conducted by GFC fisheries
biologists.
Scovell said GFC biologists
currently are evaluating these
guidelines to see if they. can reduce
bass mortality due to stress from
handling during summer months.


"If these guidelines work, we
will modify GFC rules to allow
tournaments on these lakes during
July through September on a rou-
tine basis," Scovell said.

Applications for permits are
available from GFC's regional
offices located In .Panama City,
Lake City, Ocala, Lakeland and
West Palm Beach. Applications for
permits for lakes Jackson,
Okeechobee, Orange and
Lochloosa may be obtained from
GFC field offices in Quincy (904)
627-9674, Okeechobee (941) 763-
4666, and Gainesville (352) 392-
9617, respectively.


'MY CITY



I'm Part of It

SI'm Proud of It!


,.p ID POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT -'






MEET







Rober A, Pell




Candidatefor
Circuit Judge.



14 Judicial Circuit

Experience and Integrity


Bob Pell is the candidate with the wide
range of experience that a circuit court judge
has to have.

Bob is the candidate that the Florida
Supreme Court has certified as a circuit court
mediator in both civil and family law cases.

Bob is the candidate whose eight years of
experience in law enforcement give him practical
street experience as well as legal expertise.

Bob ,is the candidate who has been a
certified law enforcement instructor since 1979.

Bob is the candidate who has handled civil
trials, family law cases, administrative hearings
and appellate cases as well as criminal trials of
every variety.

Bob is the candidate with the experience
to ensure that everyone will be treated fairly in
every case.


When experience counts,
elect Bob Pell for Circuit Judge.
Paid Political Adv. by the campaign to elect Robert A. Pell. (Non Partisan) Diane Hare, Treasurer


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October 30 to submit requests for
full refunds, according to Attor-
ney General Bob Butterworth.


Melanoma reaching epidemic proportions
Modern is not always better. Take for
instance the most deadly form of skin LOOK FOR
-cancer, malignant melanoma. DANGER SIGNS
. In 1930, the lifetime risk of develop- IN PIGMENTED LESIONS,
*ing an invasive melanoma was 1 in OF THE SKIN
1,500. But by 1980, the chances had SI
*leaped to 1 in 250. And if the current Consult your dermatologist
rate of increase continues, by the year immediately if any of your moles
2000 the lifetime risk will be 1 in 75. or pigmented spots exhibit:
Today, Americans have a 1 in 87 risk
for developing melanoma.
Those odds were calculated by three
New York members of the American
Academy of Dermatology, Drs. Darell
S. Rigel, Robert J. Friedman and B
Alfred W. Kopf, members of the New A B
York University Melanoma Coopera-
tive group. Their findings were
published in a dermatologic clinicalmm
journal.- : ,
They also reported that the rate of C
developing melanoma is increasing
faster than any other cancer. Mela- A Asymmetry- one half unlike
noma is now the most frequent cancer the other half. B Border irregu-
in women ages 25 to 29 and the lar- scalloped or poorly circum-
second most frequent cancer, after scribed border. C Color varied
breast cancer, in women between 30 from one arba to another; shades
and 34. of tan and brown; black; some-
The melanoma epidemic is world- times wh ite, red or blue. D Dia-
wide. Despite vigorous public educa- me ter larger t han 6m as a rule
tio.n efforts, Australia, Austria, (dimeter la pencil eraser). aul
Canada, Germany, Italy and Scotland (diameter of pencil eraser).
have experienced 'increases. No MIND THESE ABCD S
country has been identified with a
decreasing rate., They may be signs of
With so many countries affected, malignant melanoma.
global factors are being considered.
Depletion of the stratospheric ozone ,
layer that allows more intense ultravio-
let light to reach the'earth's surface The picture could be brightened by
may, in part, be responsible for the several steps suggested in the paper:
increases. Lifestyle changes that lead Improve melanoma diagnosing
to more "fun in the sun" also may skills by non-dermatologists who most
play a role. frequently first see suspected melano-
Even the numbers reported by the mas. ,
dermatologists may not tell the whole Emphasize sun protection and
story:. Dr. Rigel says the disease may avoidance to the general public. The
be underreponed'because "Melanoma belief that tan is "chic" or beautiful
is the only major cancer that patients must be replaced.
may. riot at some point in their treat- Develop and better integrate, diag-
ment be seen at a hospital." There- nostic techniques.
fore, ~any cases may not find their Expand and evaluate melanoma
way into tumor registries. screening programs.
' More melanoma also is costly. Establish a National Melanoma
According to the three dermatologists, Registry.
in 1990, an estimated $1.1 billion was These teps 'could have a cumulative
spent,for melanoma treatment in the effect. "As the effects of all these pro-
U.S. Medicare program alone. With grams are felt," Dr. Rigel says, "we
melanoma rates doubling every 12 look forward to the day when the
years, the paper calculates the annual current near epidemic increase in the
cosf'Of-tre'tifi g" melanoma could numbers of melanomas are merely a
exceed $5 billion'by 2010. A -. Hfiistfrical footnote."


Florida consumers who pur-
chased a hearing device known as
the Whisper XL have until


Say you Saw It In
.. ieStar!..


THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE., FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1996 PAGE 5B
I I ,I


The Sheriff's Budget


Population


Calhoun County
Gulf County
Washington County


9,294
10,658
14,509


Hearing Device Purchasers


Notified of Refund Deadline


The Telebrands Corporation
of Virginia marketed the device in
television, newspaper and maga-
zine advertisements as a "major
breakthrough in sound intercep-,
tion and amplification technolo-
gy." The company claimed that
individuals using the device,
which carried a suggested retail
price of $19.95, could discern "a
pin drop from 50 feet away" and
"a whisper from 100 feet away.",
"The company could not
prove these exaggerated claims .
and the mainly elderly purchasers .
were left with unlicensed hearing :
devices that were of little if any
use," the attorney general said.
Last September, Butterworth
filed a civil complaint against the
company, noting, among other
things, that the U. S. Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) had
classified the Whisper XL as a
hearing aid but never approved its
sale, and that continued use of
the device could actually damage
a person's hearing.
'On July 30, Telebrands
signed a consent judgment with
the attorney general's office
agreeing not only to provide
refunds and pay the state for its
investigative costs, but also to
restrict future advertising claims
and refrain from selling any hear-
ing aids without FDA approval.
Butterworth said the compa-
ny estimated that $713,000 worth
of the devices were sold in Florida.
He urged those -who want a
refund to submit their requests as
soon as possible.
Under the terms of the con-
sent judgment, refunds will be
made to consumers who return
the product or who provide writ-
ten, proof of purchase but state:
they no longer have the device.
Those with neither the device nor.
written proof of purchase may'
submit a signed statement to the
company -to prompt a records
search to determine if a refund is
warranted.
All requests for refunds must
be postmarked no later than
October 30 and submitted in writ-
ing to: Telebrands Inc., 2428
Patterson Avenue, S.W., Roanoke,
Virginia 24016.


ames E. "ar

"Gulf County's Own"
FOR

PROPERTY APPRAISER
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1996
"If we don't look after our own people
in Gulf County; no one else will."


Robin, Trey, and Jamie Lester
I would like to take this opportunity to ask again for your vote and
support. If for some reason I have not asked for your vote or had the
chance to ask you personally, I am asking you now. While I have been
campaigning I have tried to run with a very positive attitude and a
very clear message of standing up for the people of this county. As I
stated earlier in my campaign, I am not running against anyone, only
asking for the chance, to serve and use what I have learned and the
experience I have gained to work for the people. On behalf of myself
and my family, thank you for your vote and support. Remember to
'ote on Tuesday, September 3,1996.'
-!
Sincerely Your Friend,
James E. "Jamie" Lester


S' ', ,.."* -


Protecting and standing up for the people should be the first and pri-
mary responsibility for any elected official. Jamie realizes that our
senior citizens have played and continue to play an important role in
our society and protecting their rights today ensures protection in the
future.


EDUCATION
Masters Degree Business Administration Liberty University
Bachelor's Degree Public Administration University of Central Florida
A.A. Degree Education Gulf Coast Community College
High School Diploma Wewahitchka High School

EXPERIENCE
2.5 years in Bay County Property Appraiser's Office
10 years in Real Estate Appraisals, Consulting.
Negotiations, Personnel Management, Etc.

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:
State of Florida
State Certified Residential Appraiser License #0001087
Florida Licensed Real Estate Broker License #0532115
American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers
Course 1A2 Basic Valuations
Course 201 Residential Case Study
State Certification Real Estate Appraisers Seminar

Appraisal Institute
Course SPP Standards of Professional Practice

International Association of Assessing Officers Courses
Course I Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisals
Course 2 Income Approach to Valuation
Course 4 Assessment Administration

Real Estate Institute
Course Managing a Business Brokerage Office
Course Managing a Real Estate Office

Lee & Grant Real Estate School
Standards of Professional Practice 1994

Real Estate Specialist Inc.
Course Appraisal Board Course III


VOTE




nie" LESTER


Dear Friends,
Below is a portion of my
speech given at the Port St.
Joe High School held by the
Democratic Executive
Committee on August 8,
1996. (Two Weeks Ago)
"When I made the decision
to run, it was made with a
commitment to serve the peo-
ple and with a great deal of
prayer, I made the decision to
run a positive campaign,
because I am a positive indi-
vidual and I do not believe in
negative politics. I made the
decision in order to look after
our own folks. I am running on
my own merits and my willing-'
ness to work hard. I made the
decision to get my masters
degree, and I made the deci-
sion to. become, a State"
Certified Residential. Apprais-
er, just like I will make the
decisions concerning your-
property appraiser's office and
will not be influenced by any-
one."
"You know every office has
rules and regulations they
have to follow. However, the
property appraiser has what is
called administrative discre-
tion, which allows them to
raise or lower any value they
want, as long as they think it
is fair. Working as a real prop-
erty tax consultant, where I
fought for lower values, has
given me that understanding,
so when a property ownerhas
a problem, I have already been ,
there and I know where they're
coming from, because I have
been on the same side as the
property owner. The old say-
ing, "Well, Tallahassee made
me do it," meaning the
Department of Revenue, tells
me one thing. If the State tells
you what to do, then why do
we elect a property appraiser?


If he is hired by the State then
his boss Is the state. If he is
elected by the people, then his
boss is the people."
"You know real estate
taxes are so unfair, because
every time you try to better
yourself, when you improve
your property, you're pun-
ished for it because your taxes
go up due to the value added.
You have already paid a sales
tax when you purchased the
material to build your
improvement and then have to
pay a tax on it for years to
come ..... You work hard for
your money to be able to have
a home, you don't need to be
punished for your hard work."
I am not trained by the
Department 'of Revenue, nor
have I taken any Department
of Revenue course work. My
training comes; from, my will-
ingness to stand up for the
people, my willingness to fight
for home owner's property
rights, my willingness to fight
for lower values and make
sure everyone is treated fair.
My Masters Degree in
Business Administration,
additional education, and
experience speaks for itself.
The last place I want any
training or education is from
the Department of Revenue,
because the people is what I
will stand up for and not the
bureaucracy of state govern-
ment.
A property appraiser is not
just one that appraises your
property, but one that will
stand up for your rights when
it comes to lobbying and keep-
ing, the people informed of
laws that effect them.
Remember, on election day to
vote for me, which is a vote for
the people.


Sheriff's Budget
:r, (1995)

$ 770,000.00
$1,398,086.00
$1,237,247.00


As of the last available audit report, Sept. 30, 1995, the Gulf
County Sheriff's expenditures were $627,386.00 more than
Calhoun County and $160,839.00 more than Washington
County. Washington County has a population 36% greater
than Gulf County and Calhoun County has a population 13%
less than Gulf. Or put another way, itcost $82.92 perperson
(every man, woman, and child), for law enforcement in
Calhoun County, $85.27 per person for law enforcement in
Washington County and

$131.18 per person for law enforcement in Gulf
County. With that kind of commitment by the taxpayers it's
amazing to me that a criminal would even think about setting
foot in Gulf County, that drug deals are still being made in
Gulf County, or that we would change the color of the patrol
cars to improve the image of the department. Most of us
know true change can only come from within, outside
changes are usually superficial. Elect Jerry T. Gates, Sheriff
for the right reasons, and one of those reasons is that we will
make a commitment to operate the sheriff's office in line with
what we need to spend and not inline with what large coun-
ties, like Bay County, spend.


Vote for



Jerry T. Gates, Sheriff


Pd. Pol. Adv., Jerry T. Gates, Democrat









PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1996


Lawns Need "TLC" During Months of August and September

fungus Problems Are Active Now instance, if the grass is dry when ers we have) and stacked and Just as a preca
GM .COUR.ty a cold frorit moves in, it may mat- piled on pallets, quickly heats up because sod transfer
With Abundance of Summer Ram E S ter little. If the potassium level is to lethal levels. To minimize sod stressftil activity for
extension service adequate you will likely get cold loss, order sod ahead of time, pick immediately after layin
Two fungus problems are who did no fertilizing. injury. If these products are it up the day it arrives, and lay it with a general purp
active now--grey leaf spot and In September, apply the last .. applied in October or later and a that same day or the next. Any fungicide such as Dac
brown patch Both of these seri- cold front comes earl (before the sod older than 72 hours has for chinch bugs in St


....... ... . ... ....
ously impact lawns. They were
"fanned" into activity by our fre-
quent afternoon showers. To stop
their spread, fungicidal sprays
with material such as Daconil are
/ needed every 10-14 days until
fungus levels are reduced enough
so the grass can begin to recover.
These diseases are easily spread if
grass is cut when wet. Mowing
wet grass is never a good idea, not,
only because it can spread 'dis-
ease, but because the cut made is
less clean and it is also harder on
the mower itself-it has to work
harder.
Improper fertilizing can lead
to more problems with fungus
diseases. People who fertilize in
the summer months with a high
nitrogen or quick release fertilizer
usually experience more disease
at this time of year than someone


fertilizer application of the year. If
weeds have been a problem con-
sider a "weed and feed" product at
that time. While any fertilizer for-
mulation can be used, a 16-4-8 is
considered the most efficient
since grass takes up nutrient in
the ratio of four (4) parts nitrogen
for every one (1) part phosphorus
for every two (2) parts potassium
(a 16-4-8 is a 4:1:2 ratio). Apply it
at the rate of one (1) pound per
100 square feet. Be sure to follow
label directions if a "weed and
feed" formulation is used.
Watch out for those winterizer
blends! These are those who are
selling fertilizer higher in potassi-
um and lower in nitrogen, making
the claim that this imparts more
cold hardiness .to the lawn. While
studies have shown that the lack
of adequate potassium levels can


Roy Lee Carter
Agent


lead to more cold injury in plants,
the research is still pending as to
how much this is true when other
factors come into play. For


grass has had a chance to slow
down its growth) you may still get
serious cold injury.
Pine needles are falling in
earnest now. Rather than chop-
ping them up withthe mower, it
would be better to rake them up.
They are so woody that they are
slow to rot in a lawn situation.
They are much better used as a
loose mulch around plants, espe-
cially acid-loving plants (azaleas,
camellias, hollies, and junipers)..
If the summer was hard on
your lawn and you: are now faced
with re-sodding areas, take sever-
al things into account first.
Before resodding an area,
always rake out the dead materi-
al. This reduces thatch buildup
later. Sod cut wet (which most is
because of all the afternoon show-


H & R Block Income Tax
Course Beginning Soon in Port
St. Joe and In Panama City,
H & R Block will offer an Income Tax Course starting September 11,
1996. Morning, afternoon, evening, or weekend classes are available.
Classes are taught by experienced H&R Block tax instructors.
Certificates of achievement and continuing education units are award-
ed graduates completing the course. Qualified graduates of the course
may. be offered job interviews with H&R Block, but are under no obliga-
tion to accept employment.
Registration forms and brochures can be obtained by contacting
H&R Block, 257 West 15th Street, Panama City, FL 32401, or calling
(904) 785-0482. In Port St. Joe call 227-1558 on Friday or Monday.
4tc 8/15


already begun to degrade.


Attention: Highland
View and St. Joe
Beach Residents
I would like to personally
thank all of the fine people of
these communities for their warm
hospitality. It makes you feel
proud to meet people who still
)open their homes to their neigh-
bors.
I would like to say "a great big
thanks" to all the residents who
offered me a glass of water as I
have campaigned in these areas. I
learned a lot from listening to the
residents about "their" needs and
concerns for the communities,
which as I now know, are a lot
more than I realized. THANKS.
There is one issue that I am
deeply concerned with, and that is
our young people. At the political
rally in Port St. Joe I brought up
the issue that there was not ONE
summer, winter, or recreational
program for our kids in District 3.
I made the statement that the
Beacon Hill Park's ball field was
never finished, it doesn't have any
clay to play on, only sand and
weeds, why? The representative
from District 3 responded by say-
ing, "We are not going to stop
paving roads" (which is being
done by an outside contractor, not


ution-and
is such a
the sod-
g it, spray
pose lawn
onil. Scout
Augustine


grasses.


county- employees) "to put 200
yards of clay on that ball field at
this time." That statement raises
the hair on my back.
What is really being said is,
your children are not important
enough to stop and furnish ade-
quate recreational facilities or
programs. This should have been
done months before, even before
the summer had started.
Everybody knows that you can get
a load of clay in District 3 for your
house during election times, but
we can't get a ball park for our
young people at St. Joe Beach or
Highland View.
I do put my 4 year old. son
first at my home because I am a
family man and understand the
needs of the family.
Let's put a working man in
office who will be your representa-
tive for four years not just during
the last two months of election.
Just remember on Sept. 3 to put
a family man in office who knows
that our young people "are worth"
200 yards of clay.
VOTE FOR TOMMY KNOX,
County Commissioner Dist 3,
FAMILY MAN, WORKING MAN
and YOUR MAN.
St. Joe Beach Resident,
Tommy Knox
Pd. Pol. Adv. Pd. for by Camp. Acct. of Tommy
Knox, Democrat


During cooler weather, piping hot corn bread and a bowl of hearty soup or chili
make a warming supper. But who has time to bake bread? You do, thanks to
speed-scratch cooking. Speed-scratch takes advantage of the handy convenience
foods in the market, adds a few fresh ingredients, streamlines the cooking steps,
and delivers a dish that tastes homemade.
Cheddar Pepper Corn Bread, easily on the table in less than 30 minutes, is just
the thing when you'd like fresh hot bread on short notice. Pull corn bread/muffin
mLx and black pepper off the pantry shelf; take milk, an egg and pre-shredded
sharp Cheddar cheese out of the refrigerator. That's all it takes. These are
everyday ingredients likely to be on hand, but if you're out of Cheddar, either
shredded Swiss, Monterey Jack, Colby or one of the packaged blends will add
a delicious flavor to the corn bread.
Serve the cheesy corn bread cut into wedges or squares with soup or chili. Or,
for a change of pace, split the cooled corn bread and layer with favorite
sandwich fixings. Sliced cheeses, such as Cheddar or Swiss, smoked turkey or
ham and convenient jarred roasted red peppers make a delicious combination.
For additional, speed-scratch recipes, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope
and 25 cents to: "Speed-Scratch Cooking with Cheese," P.O.'Box 760, Dept.
BMT, Rosemont, IL 60018-7760.
Cheddar Pepper Corn Bread
1 package (8 1/2 ounces) corn 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
bread/muffin mix with tops
1/3 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground
1 egg, beaten black pepper
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp
Cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 400F. Combine mix, milk and egg; mix just until dry
ingredients are moistened. Stir in cheese, green onions and pepper. Spread into
buttered 8-inch round or square baking pan. Bake 20 to 24 minutes or until
golden brown. Serve warm or cool. Yield: 6 servings.


VOTE FOR


ED CREAMER
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER,
DISTRICT 3
Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for bythe Camp, Acot. of Ed Creamer, Democrat
7 *


VOTE FOR


PAUL


SEWELL

for School Board, Dist. 3
tfo 7/4 Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for by Camp. Account of Paul Sewell, Democrat


-f I '\ / Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for by Deputies of Frank McKeithen, Democrat


Speed-Scratch Makes

Cheddar Corn Bread Happen


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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 esteemed honor of working with and for
one of the most revered law enforcement officers in the State of Florida, Sheriff Frank McKeithen.
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 give him only two things,
respect and loyalty, that he has 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 Counity." WRONG!! One month after his appointment he owned a house in St. Joe Beach. If
elected, 'he plans to 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
into it.
"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 Sheriff grew 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 fdr a person less capable just
because the other is not a iorn and bred Gulf Countian?
We certainly hope not[
We're counting on you September 3rd.
Sincerely,'











Gulfside Sing Nets $400


To Rebuild Burned Churches


Despite an afternoon rain-
storm, some 170 people gathered
on the hillside grass of a city park
next to El Governor last Sunday
night to sing and listen to singing
at a "Singspiration Plus" spon-
sored by area churches. The
crowd contributed a $400 offering
that went to a national fund for
the rebuilding of recently burned
churches.
"We are gathered along the
shore of the Gulf much as the
crowd .gathered beside the Sea of
Galilee to hear Jesus," Rev. Bo
Boyette of Christian Fellowship
Church said as he welcomed the
crowd. "We are here just to sing
praises and be together as God's
people and this is the first of what
we hope will be more of such
events," he said.
The crowd joined in singing
old songs of the faith but most of
the music was provided by
soloists, duets, trios, and choirs
from First United Methodist, First
Baptist, and Christian Fellowship
of Mexico Beach, Beach Baptist
Chapel of Port St. Joe Beach, and
North Port St. Joe Community
Chorus. Mexico Beach firefight-
ers, who have been on a campaign
to teach small churches how to
guard against arson, passed their
fire hats to collect the offering of
the evening.
"This was our first effort at an
outdoor concert and, though we'


had a good time, we also learned
some things about how to make
the next one better," said Dr. John
Anderson of First Methodist who
directed the sing. "We certainly
learned there are some good
musicians in our churches," he
added.
"We are so thrilled to see so
many people who love the Lord
come together in one place," Rev.
Dave Nichols of Beach Baptist
Chapel said.
"There is no building along
the beaches long enough to
accommodate that number of
people so we are grateful for the


shoreline and the beauty of God's;
creation as a gathering place,"
Rev. Jim Davis of First Baptist.
added.
"And we are grateful for the
help the city of Mexico Beach gave
us in providing a flat bed for a
stage, the Mexico Beach city fire-
men who took up our offering,
and for the help El Governor's
folks gave us," said. Dr. Louie
Andrews, pastor of First
Methodist at Mexico Beach.
"Without their wonderful spirit of
cooperation and giving, we could
not have had the sing," she said.


insects and are busy raising their
young.
"Martins feed on a variety of
insects and they're great to have
around," Cerauskis said. "Histor-
ically, there have been some years
when they arrived and there were
few insects due to prolonged win-
ter weather and martin die-offs
have been reported."
Usually though, purple mar-
tins have plenty of insects to feed
on, catching their food both dur-
ing the day and at night. She said
anyone who has martins around
their home or farm should avoid
or limit the use of pesticides on
nearby crops or near residences.
To attract martins, Cerauskis
said homeowners should havel,
their martin bird houses or
gourds up by early January. She
said martins 'usually require an
unimpeded glide path, to their
nest and a water source nearby.
She said homeowners can
contact her at the GFG's Panama
City office for diagrams on build-
ing martin houses or for more
information ab6ut' the tropical
migrants.

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In a ritual as old as time
itself, purple martins by the thou-
sands have left, or will be leaving
the Gulf Coast over the' next few
weeks for the 1,500-mile return to
South America.
Barbabara Cerauskis, non-
game wildlife biologist for the
Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission, said purple martins
start arriving in this area in
January and are mostly gone by
early August. While they're here,
she said they feed ,heavily on


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1996 PAGE 7B



Loretta Costin


Qualified


to be Your


Superintendent


of Schools



Personal Education
. Lifelong educator Bachelors, Vocational Education-

* Married Leonard Costin Masters, Educational
Administration
* One child, Michael
S* Currently working on Ph.D. dis-
.* Member of First United ,sertation, Educational Leadership
Methodist Church of Port St.
Joe

. Member of Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce


Experience
Teacher, Rutherford High
School

* Certified as Administrator,
grades 7-12

* Certified as Vocational Director

* Administrator, Florida
Department of-Education,
supervisory responsibility of 47
staff, budgetary oversight of 15
million dollars


* Successful grant writer


Goals As Your
Superintendefit
* Highest level of student achieve-
ment for each and every student

* Safe schools

* Parental involvement

*Effective use of existing
resources




Pd. PoL Adv., Loretta Costin, Campaign Treasurer, Republican


Purple Martins

Will Soon Be Gone


Vote for



0KM


., kKNO}7


for County

SCommissioner,
IDist. 3
I would like to cordially introduce my family to the fine people of
Gulf County. Above is my wife Joni and son, Shane. We reside atI
St. Jo.e Beach. My wife and I are both graduates from ihe public
school system at Port St. Joe High.
I am the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Knox of Port St. Joe, and have 5
brothers and sisters, who all graduated from PortSt. Joe High. I
have an 86-year-old grandmother who also lives at St. Joe Beach.
Plus I teach welding at Port St. Joe High and have over 55 stu-
dents who are also my family. These are the main reasons I say I
am a family man.
I have attended all county commission meetings for the last 3
months, the budget meetings and talked at length with the property
appraiser and also the tax collector. I have gotten an education on
how the county is being handled. The County Commission needs
to be,accountable for its actions and keep the public informed.
Closed door conferences, hand shake agreements, and interfering
with the Gulf County.School Board are just a few adjustments that
need to be corrected.
Our relationship with the city needs to improve, so that all the peo-
ple of Gulf County work as a family, not as an individual group. All
the people of Gulf County deserve the best, so let's spread, our for-
tunes to everybody, not just a certain community or group.
In summary let's all try to become better neighbors and friends
and learn to work together. The welding class of 94-95 won an
award because they tried to make a difference. Whether you were
for the fishing ban or not, this applies to everyone: it reads as fol-
lows:
(Warrior Award know all ye men by these presents, once upon a
time there was a knock on a neighbor's door. Greed and misguided
wealth were standing there. Bullies with hearts so cold and egos
so large strained to enter. Honor, manhood and spiritual being
were under attack. Some people decided to help the neighbor. Bp
it forever known, that when the great Florida fishing war was rag-
ing, Port St. Joe VICA Club, Port St. Joe, Florida, was in the
trenches fighting to help that neighbor).
Your neighbor is TOMMY KNOX, so on
September 3rd, vote for Tommy Knox, family
man, working man, and your man, District 3.
Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for by Tommy Knox, Democrat


Dear Voter:
As you know, I am running for re-election after having served as your State
Attorney for the past 16 years. My campaign is about experience and results ...
they make the difference.

I would like to take this means of sharing with you a few of our accom-
plishments since first elected to office in 1980:

The 14th Judicial Circuit (Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and
Washington counties) has one of the lowest crime rates in Florida.

The 14th Judicial Circuit has one of the highest conviction rates in
Florida.

The Victim-Witness Program, which our staff created in 1988, was recently
given the Carol L. Sheridan Award, recognizing it as the best program in the
State of Florida by the network of Victim-Witness Assistance.

Our budget is the 3rd lowest of the 20 circuits in the State of Florida ...
good news for taxpayers.

Experience: We have a staff of career Prosecutors with an average of 10
years experience and Investigators with an average of 26 years.

As a vote and a taxpayer, you deserve a State Attorney who is tough on
crime while at the same time running a tight budget. I would appreciate your
vote on September 3rd!

Sincerely,



SJim Appleman

RE-ELEF L
JIM


SEAT E ATTORN EY-

PD. POL. ADV. BY JACK T. PEACOCK',CAMPAIGN TREASURER
POST OFFICE BOX 385 MARIANA, FLORIDA 32447
POST OFFICE BOX 1520 LYNN HAVEN, FLORIDA 32444









PAGE SB THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 22. 1996


Gospel Sing At
First Assembly
of God in B'town
, The First Assembly of God
Church in Blountstownr will be
hosting a gospel sing on
Saturday, August 31st, beginning
at 6 p.m. (CT).
Featured guest singers
planned for the evening will be:
"Son-Shine Gospel Singers", "In
The Name of Jesus", "The Hodils",
"Carlton & Janice Lyles", "The
New Kingdom Seekers". Local tal-
ent will include "Singing Paradise"
and "The Joybells".
Everyone is welcome to go out
and enjoy a great evening in song.
A love offering will be received.
For more information, call (904)
674-4331.

Community

Gospel Sing
The monthlyV" community
gospel sing will e' held at the
Christian Fellowship Church on
15th' Street in Mexico Beach on
Saturday, August 24th beginning
at 7 p.m., eastern tifie.


As Americans continue to take nutri-
tion to heart, some ethnic cuisines,
such as Chinese and Mexican, come
under scrutiny for their fat and choles-
ter6l content. Yet, many people don't
realize that these favorite, foods don't
have to be eliminated to achieve a
heari-healthy diet. The substitution of
Florida citrus for fats and oils trans-
forms these dishes into great-tasting,
lower fat, heart-healthy sensations.
Beef Fajitas, when prepared with a
Florida orange juice concentrate mari-
nade, and fruit salsa, has only eight
grams of fat per serving, compared to
39 grams in a typical serving of faji-
tas. For an easy-to-prepare, low-fat
meal, try Oriental Chicken Salad. This
dish combines the great taste of
Florida citrus with the exotic flavors
of Chinese cuisine--and it only takes
30 minutes to prepare, about the same
amount of time it takes to wait for a
take-out delivery. With only eight
grams of fat per serving, Oriental
Chicken Salad has considerably less
fat than an ordinary Chinese take-out
meal.
, Florida grange juice and fresh citrus
are packed with important nutrients
including vitamin C and folate that,
when featured as part of a high fiber,
low-fat diet, rich in fruits and vegetab-
les, assist in strengthening immunities
and help to prevent heart disease.
Here are a few heart-healthy family
favorite recipes developed by the
Better Homes and Gardens* Test
Kitchen to lower fat intake without


Go's



hghe

than*


Will Conduct A
Senior Outreach
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be conducting a
neighborhood "outreach" on
Thursday, August 29 in the
Highland View and Oak Grove
communities.
They will be going door-to-
door giving out information about
the services the Gulf County
Senior Citizens has to offer to
people age 60 and over in Gulf
County.


Special Thanks
Words cannot express our
thanks and appreciation for all
the kind words, calls, food, flow-
ers and especially your prayers
during the time of illness and loss
* of our loved one, Eunice Arhelger.
A very special thanks to close
friends, Gary and Stella Sasnett.
May God richly bless each
one of you.
Larry, Jerry, Hope, Jonathan,
David and Daniel Arhelger


sacrificing taste:
Beef Fajitas with Fruit Salsa
1 1/2 pounds boneless beef round
steak, cut 1/2 inch thick
3/4 cup frozen Florida Orange
Juice Concentrate, thawed
3/4 cup nonfat Italian salad
dressing
t teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
4 Florida Oranges, peeled,
seeded, and chopped
3/4 cup chopped green
sweet pepper
1 cup fresh or frozen dark
sweet cherries, pitted
and chopped
2 jalapefio peppers, seeded
and finely chopped
8 10-inch flour tortillas
Nonstick spray coating
2 medium onions, cut into
thin wedges
1/2 cup light dairy sour cream
or dairy sour cream
Trim fat from beef. Partially freeze
beef; thinly slice beef across the grain
into bite-size strips. Place beef strips
in a plastic bag set into a deep bowl.
For marinade, in a bowl combine
thawed concentrate, salad dressing,
chili powder, and cloves. Set aside
1/3 cup of the marinade. Pour
remaining marinade over beef in
bag. Seal bag and turn to coat beef
strips. Marinate in the refrigerator
overnight, turning bag occasionally.
For citrus salsa, combine reserved
marinade, chopped oranges, green


Discover God's love!
. Every person is welcome

Long Avenue
BAPTIST CHURCH
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe 229-8691
:Worship Sundays at 11 a m. & 7p.m., '
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 am. & 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 Praie Choir 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music and youth


FIRST 14 PT/ST CI/RC#

Jim Davis, Pastor
::23 N. 15th Street 648-5776
Sunday Bibl Study (all ages) 9:00 CST
Morning Woiship .............................10:00 CST
Evening Wqrship .......... ..6:30 CST
Wednesday Bible Study (all ages) ........6....:30 CST


0

a.


sa church ^ l






that extends beyond our walls
OOUR MISSION
To effectively communicate God's message to everyone.
To exalt God through contemporary Biblical worship.
To equip the saints for the work of ministry.
To extend God's love to everyone in our community
and throughout the world.


Come visit We'd love to have you!
Dr. Bill Cook Interim Pastor
*Phone (904) 227-1180
Presently meeting in the First Union Bank Building
Monument Avenue, Port St. Joe
S. Sunday Worship 10.00am and 6:00pm
Call for times and details of other opportunities


Oliver F. Taylor
Visitation Minister, First
United Methodist Church
best of everyone.
Christians haV


A Positive

Witness

In 2nd Timothy 2:23 we
fltdA "Have nothing to do
with stupid, senseless con-
troversies, you know they
breed quarrels." Some peo-
ple like to argue all the
h timq. Maybe it is to get the

re better things to do than to


argue or quarrel. Life is full of positive things
for Christians. We need to tell others what Je-
sus has done in our lives. At the center of
Christianity is Jesus Christ. Christianity is not
merely a good philosophy and rules for a disci-
plined life. It is commitment to our Saviour who
died for our sins.
We don't need to feed our egos by senseless
controversies. Let us concentrate on a positive
witness for Christ.


:-j
..........- ,

SCopyright Meredith Corporation, 1996. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.


pepper, cherries, and jalapefios. Cover
and chill up to 24 hours.
Wrap tortillas in foil and heat in a
350F oven for 10 minutes. Spray an
unheated large nonstick skillet with
nonstick coating. Preheat over medium
heat. Drain beef, discarding marinade,
Add half of the beef and the onion
wedges to skillet; stir-fry for 3 to 4
minutes or until onions are crisp-ten-
der and meat is desired doneness.
Remove and repeat with remaining
beef.
Return all meat to skillet; heat
through. Spoon meat mixture onto
tortillas. Drain salsa; spoon onto
meat mixture. Top with sour cream.
Serves 8.
Nutrition facts per serving: 357 cal.,
26g pro., 45g carbo., 8g total fat (2g
sat.fat), 56mg cholesterol, 2g dietary
fiber, 544mg sodium. Daily Value;
120% vit. C, 17% folate, 26% thia-
mine, 19% riboflavin, 28% niacin,
22% iron, 21% potassium.
Oriental Chicken Salad
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken
breasts or thighs
3/4 cup frozen Florida Orange
Juice Concentrate, thawed
2 cups water
2 tablespoons sliced green onion
3 ounces packaged dried Chinese-
egg noodles or fine egg
noodles, broken
Soy-Ginger Dressing (see
recipe below) .
1 cup red or green sweet
pepper cut into thin strips
1 8-ounce can sliced bamboo
shoots, drained
4 cups torn butterhead
(Boston or Bibb) lettuce
4 Florida oranges, peeled,


sectioned, and seeded
Florida orange twists (optional)
Rinse chicken. Reserve 3 tablespoons
of the thawed concentrate for dressing.
In a large skillet combine remaining
concentrate, water and onion. Bring
'io boiling; add chicken. Cover and
simmer about 15 minutes or until
chicken is tender and no longer pink.
Drain chicken, discarding liquid and
onion. When chicken is cool enough
to handle, cut into bite-size strips.
Meanwhile, cook noodles according
to package directions; Drain; rinse
with cold water and drain again. In a
salad bowl combine chicken strips and
cooked noodles. Pour Soy-Ginger
Dressing over chicken mixture. Cover
and chill for 2 to 24 hours.
To serve, add pepper strips and bam-
boo shoots to chicken mixture. Toss'
well. Divide lettuce among 6 in-
dividual serving plates. Spoon chicken
mixture on lettuce. Top salads with
orange sections. If desired, garnish
with citrus twists. Makes 6 main-dish
servings.
Soy-Ginger Dressing: In a screw-top
jar combine the reserved 3 tablespoons
orangejuice concentrate, 3 tablespoons
reduced-sodium soy sauce, 2 table-
spoons olive oil or salad oil, 1 table-
spoon water, 1 teaspoon toasted
sesame oil, and 1 teaspoon grated
gingerroot. Cover and shake well.
Makes about 1/2, cut dressing..
Nutrition facts per serving: 266
cal., 19g pro., 30g carbo., 8g total fat
(Ig sat. fat), 52mg cholesterol, 2g
dietary fiber, 306mg sodium. Daily
Value: 109% vit. C, 13% vit. A,
20% folate,. 17% thiamine, 35% nia-
cin, 10% iron, 14% potassium.


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THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

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7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Sunday School 9:45
;0*+ ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor





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6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
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s I A FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
50 CHURCH,,,
S508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
a l l ., SUNDAY WORSHIP ....................10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL ...............................11 a.m.
(US ,N *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
Nursery Available
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor



[First UnitedMethofwdist Church
111 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church....... ...........9:00 a.m. CT
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Dr. Loule Andrews, Pastor Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT



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




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


"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"


S102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
tS ,. '^.^ Worship Service 8:30 am


S Sunday School 9:45 am
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^ Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...7:00 pm
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1996 PAGE 9B


Gulf




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County




Sw S.


'96-'97


Shark Ti
By: Kayce Knox
The 1996-97 school year has
definitely started out with a new
twist, but students and teachers
are adjusting well to this new sys-
tem.
ATTENTION SENIORS:
Application forms for the Target
All-Around Scholarship are avail-
able In the guidance
office or from Target j f
in Panama City. The
primary criterion for
consideration is vol-
unteer, service. J. C.
Penney. also an-
nounc'd a scholar-
ship recently. Those
application forms
are not available
locally but can be;
obtained from any
Penney's store.
' Registration deadline for the
SAT on October 12 is September
13. Application forms are now
available in the guidance office.
Congratulations to the new
1996-97 Chorus officers: Pres-
ident Katie Klbourn; Vice-Pres-
ident Kim Lamberson; Secretary


alk


- Pam Watkins; and Board of
Directors Kylene Butler, Ivan
Johnson, and Gus Sander.
Thursday, August 21, Juniors
begin the HSCT pre-test. Students
will take the communication skills
section on Thursday, August 21
and math section on
-Tuesday, August 26.
Student holidays
have been changed
from October 10th
and 11th to October
3rd and 4th.
Help support the
Shark P.R.I.D.E. pro-
gram by purchasing
a P.R.I.D.E. license
plate for $3.00 from
Mrs. Riley.
Don't forget to
come out and support the 1996-'
97 Shark football team as they
take on the challenge of the
Mosley Dolphins at the Kickoff
Classic on August 30. The game
will be held in Panama City and
begins at 8:00 p.m. GOOD LUCK,
SHARKS


Bulldog News

Port St. Joe Elementary School


Great,First Week
After one week of school we're
off to a great start. One of the
keys to school success is being
motivated to learn-and realizing
that learning can be funt As a
parent, you are the most Impor-
tant influence on your child's
school success-even more than
the teacher or school. Try the fol-
lowing motivating tip:
Set aside a few minutes at
dinner for your child to share
what's being studied at school.
Give encouragement and show
Interest: "You've learnedso'much
about planets, what do you
remember about Mars?"
'P.T.O. Membership Drive
Our P.T.O. membership drive
'is under way. Dues are $2.00 per
parent and our goal is to have
every parent join. If you have
more than one child in school,
you only have to join once.
Grandparents are also eligible to
join.
"Bulldog Memories" On Sale
Our 1. 995-96 Bulldog
Memories yearbooks are on sale
in the front office for $10.00.
Parents of Sixth Graders
Prior to entering seventh
grade all sixth graders will need a
MMR shot and the H-B series of
.shots. This series of shots takes
six months to complete. For more
information, please contact the
Gulf County Health Department.
Adopt-A-Class
Our Adopt-A-Class Program
is under way. The cost is a total of'
$100.00 with the monies being
spent to enhance the. class you
adopt. If you are interested in
adopting a class, please call 227-
1221.
Positive Action
Our Positive Action word for
the week is "VALUABLE". One of
the most valuable things you can
do with your child is read. Take
time td. read to your child every
day! ,
School Supplies Drive
We would like to thank the
Methodist Church MYF for taking
an interest in our school by col-
lecting school supplies for those
children in need. We appreciate
.you.
Birthday Book
If you would like to purchase
a book in honor of your child's
birthday to be placed in our
library, please contact Ann
Barrier or Debra Anderson at
227-1221.
License For Learning
If you are renewing your car



1971 PSJ Grads

Cancel Reunion

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.


tag this month, please ask for a
License For Learning tag. A por-
tion of the money will go directly
to the Gulf County School Board
to be used for our schools. It also
lets everyone know that education
is important to you.







By: Tarya Varnumn
First Day Of School .. ..
Welcome back, everyone, to:
another great year-at Port St. Joe
Middle School. This is the third
year that the middle school has
been in session, and we are hop-
ing that it will be the best.
Changes .. .
Port St. Joe Middle School is
now on a nine week grading
schedule, and progress reports
will be sent home to the parents
every four and a half weeks.
Last year, the eighth grade
wheel included computer, tech-
nology, and music, but this year,
it only consists of computer and
technology.
Middle school lunch is being
served an hour later this year, but
there will be a short break after
second period to keep us all from
starving to death.
New Computers...
Mr. Earley went to
Tallahassee and DOE gave the
school twenty-nine new IBM com-
puters to be placed in the com-
puter lab classrooms.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

Adult School Is

Offered in Wewa
Adult School classes will be
held at Wewahitchka High School
on Monday and Tuesday nights
from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., CT. All
courses necessary to obtain a
high school diploma are offered.
In addition, GED preparation
courses are offered on a computer
program. The GED test will be
given in Port St. Joe at the Adult
School during October. For more
information, call 639-2719, 639-
2464, or 639-5323.


Wewahitchka

Elementary

News... I
By Linda Whitfield


Labor Day Weekend Air Show
The Emerald Coast Giant
Scalers Invite you to come to the
,6th Annual Labor Day Weekend
Air Show at the Parker Farm
Campground here in Wewa. Pilots
from all over the Southeast U.S.
will do precision aerial demon-
strations with giant sized model
aircraft.

Shade, concessions and por-
tolets will be on-site for spectator
comfort. Hours are 9:00 to 4:00
on Saturday and Sunday and
9:00 to noon on Monday. This is
a fund raising event for, the.
Special Olympics. $1.00 parking
donation Is requested. See you
Labor Day!

Postmaster Jeff Lord Speaks
To Class '
In WES the third grade is in
charge of the school postal sys-'
tem. It is called "Wee Deliver"
Linda Whitfield's class is: in
charge for the first 12 Weeks of
school, followed by Randy Harper
and Marlene Whitfleld's classes.
Mr. Lord came and gave a presen-
tation as to the duties, require-
ments, etc. When the Jobs are
assigned. Mr. Lord will come and
"swear" them In.

Adopt-A-Class
This very successful program
at our school will be in effect this
year also. Foriis will soon be sent
home asking If you or a business
would like to adopt a class. The
students and teachers really
appreciate this and you can be
sure your money is spent wisely.


Attend Saxon Math Conference
Teachers, Esther Taunton
and Linda Whitfield attended a
teacher-training in Saxon Math
recently in Orlando. The meeting
was held at the Peabody Hotel in
July. The teachers received lots of
information to help with Saxon
Math.

Student Of The Week
Esther Taunton chose
Appollonia Williams, the 11 year
old daughter of David and
Charmane Edwards a's, this
week's "Student of the Week".
Appollonia is in the sixth
grade and likes to ride her bike
and play with her big brother,
Ansley, sister, Datrina, and little
brother, David, Jr. When she
growsutip, she would like to be a
veterinarian because she loves
animals.
At school Appollonia likes to
play with Collondra Jones. Her
favorites are: TV show, "Family
Matters"; color, purple; and song.
"Jesus Loves Me". Appollonia says
this' about herself, "My mother
and father play a very important
role in my life and I would like to
thank the both of them for teach-
ing me to love each and every-
body." That's some great advice.
Appollonia will receive a free pizza
from Howle's Pizza Kitchen. .


From the Principal of


Wewahitchka


High School

by Larry A. Mathes


PATIENCE! ...
A determination about how
well the block scheduling is
going hasn't been made-and
won't be made-until we finish
the school year and evaluate our
progress. So, while I appreciate
your asking, maybe we could let a
little time pass before we pass
judgment. I am glad that so many
are interested, and I can say that
so far the program is off to a
smooth start and early (very early)
returns indicate that students
seem to be adjusting well. And,
that is what it is all about-better
use of available time and more
opportunities for students!
One change of schedule I
need to make you aware of-the
Kick-Off Classic is still on
Thursday, August 29 at 6:00
p.m., but' the opponent has
changed from Rutherford J.V.. to
Robert Munroe High School. Plan
on attending to get an early look
at this year's Gators. The game
takes the place of a fall jamboree
and is a full length :game
(although the coaches usually
agree to play their younger play-
ers the last quarter or so).
Volleyball is practicing daily,
preparing for the season opener
on August 27 in Apalachicola at
4:30 p.m., CT. The first home
match is September 9 against
Chipley at 4:00 p.m., CT. Coach
John Taunton has his work cut
out to' reach the goals they've
accomplished the last couple of'
years.
Of course, the band and aux-
iliary and the cheerleaders are


By: Jo Hernandez Highland View Elementary


Update Shots...
Make sure that your kid gets
into the seventh grade Effective
with school year 1997-98, all chil-
dren entering or attending sev-
enth grade will be required to
have completed the following:
Hepatitis B series---three (3)
shots this series, takes six (6)
months to complete.
Tetanus--diptheria booster
A second dose of measles
vaccine (MMR).


You may contact the Gulf
County Public Health Unit at 227-
1276 or Gail Blackmon
New Books ...
The fourth through sixth
grade social studies classes of
Mrs. Colbert have received their
new books. Fourth grade will
study Florida history. Fifth grade
will explore American history and
sixth grade will do world history.
Take a look at your child's book
when it comes home.
Well, have a great week .


working hard to get ready for the
coming season. We've come to
expect great things from these
groups each year.
Congratulations go to Port
St. Joe High School for receiving
the Sportsmanship Award in
Class 3A for the third consecutive
year. Liberty County High School
won the award for Class 2A.

Wewahitchka High School
received the honor of the highest
all sports ranking among public
high schools in Class 2A.
Although the GATORS finished
eighth overall, all seven schools
finishing above us were private
schools. Jay High School finished
11th, Liberty finished .14th, and
Hawthorn finished 17th. Sixteen
of the top 20 schools were private
schools. Port St. Joe finished 13th
in Class 3A, but was the top pub-
lic school. Again, 16 of the top 20
in 3A were private schools.

I guess we could wage the
battle about private schools in the
FHSAA and the advantages they
have, but it would be a waste of
time. Public schools simply don't
have the lobbying power and
money to compete in the legisla-
tive battles in Tallahassee.

Instead, we'll just have to
claim to be the best Class 2A pub-
lic school program for 1995-96,
and try hard to repeat this year.
Good kids, good coaches, and a
school system that recognizes the
importance and value of having
.competitive sports programs is a
combination of which all of Gulf
County can be proud.

Please-remind your stu-
dent(s)-try to avoid needless
absences, and work hard to keep
up. That first nine weeks will fly
byll Have a good week!









STAY IN

SCHOOL!


NOTICE OPF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose' ai.d Effect: The Gulf County School
Board proposes to amend and adopt policies, as
provided for in the Adrninistratie Procedures AcL
fur the puLrpose of bringing said policies Ilnto corm.
plianice with the Florlda Statutes and State Board
of Education. Rules.
Surmmary The following is a brief description of
each proposal change. -
7.71 Property Records
Economic Impact: These proposals will result In
no direct costs associated with Implementation.
IF REQUESTED. A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT:.
Time: 5:00 P.M., E.T.
Date: Tuesday, September 10, 1996
Place: Board Room, Gulf County
School Board Office
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
The entire text of the proposed rules can be
inspected during regular office hours at the Gulf'
County School Board Office, 150 Middle School
_9cokPortdStJoe, F *
Specal legal authority. under wfich the adoption Is
auithorized and th'd law being Implemented and
interpreted are made specijfIc.
The addition and changes are proposed by Charles
Temple Watson, Director of Support Services and
approved for consideration by B. Walter Wilder,
Superintendent.
Amendments:
7.71 Property Records
2tc, August 15 and 22, 1996.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL 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
VS.
KATHY A. HENDERSON and husband
GARY D. HENDERSON,
DEFENDANTS.
NOTICE OF ACTION .
TO: GARY D. HENDERSON and wife, KATHY A..
HENDERSON
8 Elizabeth Court
Florissant, MO 63031
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
fo-reclose an Agreement for Deed on Real property
situate in Gull' County, Florida described as fol-
lows, to wit
Unit 45 Series B of the Captain's
Quarters at Barrier Dunes. ,
YOU ARE REQUIRED to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to the action on Petitioner's
attorney whose name and address Is THOMAS S.
GIBSON, Post Office Box 39, Port St. Joe, Florida
32457, on or before September 20, 1996 and file
:he original with the Clerk of Circuit Court, either
before serlea on Petitioner's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered
to the relief demanded in the complaint Witness
my handand 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.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
S FICTITIOUS NAME
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 ind in
which said business is to be carried on, to-witc
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: Holland Roche
Design.
MAILING, ADDRESS: Post Office Box 635, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32457
OWNER (S): Davl4 J. & Willie Holland Roche.
Itp, August 22, 1996.


Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
AUGUST 26 30


MON-Beef Stew,. Fruit Cup,
Broccoli w/Cheese, Crackers,
Milk and Cake.
TUES-Manager's Choice,
Fruit, Vegetable, Bread, Milk
and Dessert.
WEDS-Country Fried Steak
or Meat Loaf, Turnip Greens,
Mashed Potatoes, Corn bread
and Milk.
THURS Cheeseburger,
French. Fries or Tater Tots,
Milk and Cake.
FRI-Chicken Sandwich, Rice
w/Gravy, Green Beans,
Applesauce and Milk.


The

Lion's Tale

We welcome our Lion's Tale
readers to another year at Faith
Christian. The summer was much
too short but, here we are, begin-
ning the 1996-97 school year.
The first full day of school for
students was Tuesday, August
20th. Orientation for all classes
went well on Monday with almost
all of our parents and students
attending.
Our teacher's workshop
began Wednesday, August 14th,
and we have several new instruc-
tors this year. Shirley Moates has
joined us in grade five. Mrs.
Moates taught at St. Andrew
Elementary School in Bay County
last year. Gina Nobles will be
teaching the four-year-old kinder-
garten class assisted by Lisa
McGuffin. The regular K-4
teacher, Carol Lyles is taking a
year leave of absence. Michelle
Belmarez will be assisting in the
extended day for three- and four-
year-old classes. We are thankful
to have our other teachers return-
ing.
You will notice a new face in
our receptionist, secretary, book-
keeper, nurse, and counselor
chair. Diane McDuffie is taking
the., place of Sandra Clenney in


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
: FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 96-53
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
ALPHONSO A. LEWIS,
deceased
/
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
-ALPHONSO A LEW1S, deceased, File Number 96-
53;, is pending In the Circuit Court for GulfCounty,
Florida, Probate Division, the address'of which s
Gulf County Courthouse. 1000 5th Street, Port St.
Joe. Florida 32156. The names and addresses of
lhe Personal Represe.r, tative and her attorney are
set forth below
All interested persons are required to file
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, (1) All
,claims against the estateand (2) any objection by
an interested person on whom notice was served
that challenges the validity of .the Will. .he qualifi-
?cations ,of the Personal Represihiautr' venue or
Jurisdiction of the Court. ;J.i.; i.,"
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
DATE of the first publication of this Notice of
Administration is August 22, 1996.
/s/ WILLIAM J. RISH
RISH, GIBSON & JONES, P.A.
303 4th Street
P. 0. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(904) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE -
FL BAR NO. 0066806
/s/ LINDA ANN LEWIS
257 Avenue B
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
2tc, August 22 and 29. 1996


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
WILLIAM H. CARR, JR.,
Plaintiff, CASE NO. 96-275-


Vs.
DOUGLAS B. BRIDGES, JR.,
Defendant.


CA


' D NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Douglas B. Bridges, Jr., '
7140 Rivertown Road
Fairbum, Georgia 30213
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
Complaint to foreclose real property located in Gulf
County, Florida, and described as:
Commencing at a concrete monument mark-
ing the NW Comer of NE 1/4 of Section 33, TSS,
R11W, Gulf County, Florida; thence N89*30'30" E.
along the North line of said NE 1/4 for 680.04 feet
to anl iron rod; thence continue N8930'30" E.
along said North line for 276.00 feet to an iron rod;
thence SOo040" E. for 74.05 feet to an iron rod on
the South right-of-way line of a paved County Road
Ts occupied, said point being 30.00 ft. S of the cen-
ter-line of pavement of said Road; thence
N8956'20" E. along said South right-of-way line a
distance of 105.00 feet to an iron rod for the POINT
OF BEGINNING;, thence continue N89'56'20" E.
along said right-of-way line for 105.00 feet to an
iron rod; thence S0O0740" E. 220.00 feet to an Iron
,rod; thence S8956'20" W. 105.00 feet to an iron
rod; thence NO'7040" W. 220.00 feet to the Point of
Beginning. Being located in the NE 1/4 of Section
33, TS, R 11W, Gulf County, Florida. (Nei
description). .
The South 10.00 feet of the above described prop-
erty being subject to a private easement for the
purpose of Ingressand egress.
Containing 0.53 acre, more or less
has been filed against ou and you are required to
serve a copy of your Answer or other response to
the Complaint on PlaintifftTs Attorney. JANICE
COGBURN SCHEFFER, 324 Reid Avenue, P. 0.
Box 1059, Port St Joe, Florida 32456, and file the
. original in the Circuit Court Clerk's Office, Gulf
County Court House, Port Joe, Florida 32456,
on or before the 19th day of September, 1996. If
you fall to do so, a Final Judgment for the relief
Sought may be granted by Default .
DATED this the 14th day of August, 1996.
BENNY C. LISTER
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: ./s/C. Bridges
Deputy Clerk
2tc. August 22 and 29, 1996.

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
The Gulf Coast W force Development Board is
soliciting proposals for services from qualified
firms to provide the Board, on an as needed basis,
external litigation/legal counsel. Appropriate firms
should be experienced in representing not-for-prof-
it agencies. All responses to this RFQ should sub-
mit:
*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 respons-
es should be delivered no later than August 30,
1996, to:
Kim Shoemaker
0 Gulf Coast Community College
5230 West U.S. Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401
2tc, August 15 and 22, 1996.


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LUBLI ~ iN NOTICES uI


SCHOOLBUS 0


News Column
Faith Christian School

our office. We shall all miss Mrs.
Clenney but we ask God's bless-
ing on her and her husband, Rev.
John Clenney, in their new pas-
torate at the Dalkeith Baptist
Church.
This year the five-year kinder-
garten class taught by Brenda
Robershaw will come to school for
the full- day. Kindergarten and
first through third grade students
will be dismissed at 2:30 p.m.
Students in grades four through
12 will be dismissing at 2:45 p.m.
All classes begin at 8:05 a.m.
each morning.
The three- and four-year-old
classes are completely filled, but
there is room in all other classes.
Faith Christian is a non-denomi-
national school open to all chil-
dren in the area. Classes average
twelve per teacher, so individual
attention can be given to each.
student. We welcome visits and
inquiries, so call us at 229-6707.
We want to add to the Lion's
Tale each week a verse from God's
word. Psalms 90:12 says, "So
teach us to number our days, that
we may apply our hearts to wis-
dom." This is excellent advice for
the planning and beginning of a
new school year.


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: : RATES: .r
ULine ads: $3.50 for firsf 20 words
5o for each additional word,
$2.00 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
NOTE: NEW DEADLINE:
TUESDAY AT 10 A.M.
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1989 Mercury Gran Mar. GS, V-8, ps,
pb, pw, p seat, p mirrors, am/fm st.
cass. Just turned 100K miles. Blue
over blue/blue interior. Very well
maintained. Excellent vehicle. $4,400.
229-8427 after 5. Itp 8/22
1984 school bus, from Penn.,Gas V-8,
I.H.C., great shape. 229-6834.
ltp 8/22
1984 Pontiac Bonneville, $1,500 ne-
gotiable. 224 Coronadq,St. 647-8357.
:. ltp8/22
1993 Buick Roadmaster. clean. excel.
cond. Call 639-2254. Itp 8/22
MGB 1979 Roadster, original interior,
super nice, British racing green, ex-
cel. cond;.. 20,522 miles; ,%4,200. Call
647-5194. tfc8/22
'94 Ford F150, low mileage, new tires,
air cond.c- 5 spd., dual gas tank,
$10,000. 227-2049. tfc 8/22


TUESDAY AUCTION Every
Tuesday at Port Theatre. We'll
sell it for youl Also ANTIQUE
MALL SPACE AVAILABLE! Open
Mon.-Sat
Wade Clark Auctions, AB1239, AU
1737. 229-9282
ic 8/I15


40 hp Mariner outboard motor. Call
229-8395. Itp 8/22;


2 bedroom, 1 bath trailer at St. Joe
Beach, $325 month, $200 deposit.
647-3278 or 827-2906. tfc 8/22
Beach house for rent, one block from
highway. Comer of Americus & Ca-
nal, 648-5306. Itc 8/22
Beginning first week of Sept. business
available for rent. Already set for any
type of food business/service. Car
wash also for rent. Located at 41st
St., Mexico Beach. For more informa-
tion call 6480-3090. 4tc 8/22
Apartment,in Wewa. Waterfront, very
nice, Ig. efficiency apt all utilities
paid, including cable. $375 month.
.$150 sec. dep. 784-2087. 12tp 8/
22
In Wewahitchka 3 bdrm., and 2
bdrm. mobile homes. Great location.
Bog yard, $275 month and $250
month, $150 sec. dep. includes water,
sewage and garbage. 784-2087.
<2tp 8/22
Two bedroom, one bath unfurnished
trailer located on St. Joe Beach. No
pets. 647-5361. tfe 8/22
Trailers and spaces for rent St. Joe
Beach, 1 block from beach. No pets.
'No kids. Pager. #1-800-727-3514.
tfc 8/22
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
Hannon Realty, 227-1450. 2tc 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.
tfc 8/15


Wewahitchka on Hwy. 71; 2 bd., 1
ba., cen. h/a, Ig. living areas. $450
month. Call Hannon Realty, 227-
1450. 2te 8/15
2 bedroom furnished and unfur-
nished available immediately. Long
term rental. Parker Realty, Mexico
Beach, 648-5777. tfe 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
tfc 8/8

3 bedroom, unfurnished, 1 1/2 baths,
gulf view with access to beach by
boardwalk, 1 mile from state,park en-
trance, $495 per month. $250 depos-
it. 647-5349 or 227-1235. tfc 8/1
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfc 8/1
COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT -
on busy Hwy. 71. One area 2400 sq.
ft., one area 750 sq. ft. Possible uses
furniture, .antique, restaurant, bar,
clinic or general office use. 639-5608.
tfc 8/1

One and two bedroom apartments, 2
blocks from beach. Call 647-3544,
ask for Jason. tfc 8/1
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. tfce 8/1

PINE RIDGE APTS., (904) 227-7451.
Rents starting at $255.00 per mo. Af-
fordable Living for low to middle in-
come families. Featuring 1, 2 & 3
bedroom apts. with cen. h&a, energy
saving appliances, patios & outside
storage. For hearing impaired call
(904) 472-3952. Equal Housing Op-
portunity. f 8/1


UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.,
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm..house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tapper
Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable hous-
ing for the elderly and the handi-
capped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., handicapped equip-
ped apts., available. Stove & refrig.
furn., fully carpeted,' 1 bdtm., apts.,
on-site manager.
Equal Opportunity Housing Com-
plex. Rent is based on income.
This complex' is funded by the Farm-
ers Home Administration and man-
aged by Advisors Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
zfc 8/1

STORAGE UNITS

Climate Controlled
904-229-9000
ticl 8/1


Storage

Units

229-6200


No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. SL .Joe Furni-
ture, 227-1251. ffc8/1





Multi-family Yard Sale. Most anything
and then some. Friday Saturday -
Sunday. Items added each day. 103
Bay St., St. Joe Beach. Itc
- Multi-family Yard Sale. Saturday, 8-
12. Rain or shine, 121 Hunter Circle.
Itp

Multi-family Yard Sale, Sat., Aug. 24,
8:00 2:00. 426 Ling St. Highland
View. Ladies', men's clothes, shoes,-
blinds, tools, household items and
papasan chair. Itp 8/22





Help Wanted. Apply at Hungry How-
ie's on Monument Ave. Ite 8/22
Homemaker Position Needed. The
Gulf Co. Senior Citizens are looking
for a part-time homemaker for 20 hrs.
per wk. The applicant must be 60
years of age or older, pass a physical
exam, have reliable transportation,
and be income qualified. The home-
maker will work in the Port St. Joe,
Oak Grove, Highland View area. This
will be light housekeeping tasks, per- I
formed in the homes of elderly men
and women. We are an equal opportu-
nity employer. Applications can be
picked up at the Senior Citizens Cen-
ter located at 198 Peters Street
Please call 229-8466 for more infor-
mation. Itc 8/22


Gulf Co. University of Fla. Exten-
sion Program will be accepting appli-
cations from August 21-28th for the
position of Extension Program As-
sistant. Work is 40 hours per week.
Hours are irregular and will include
some nights and weekends. Pay is
$5.19 per hour with full state bene-
fits. Duties will include but not be
limited to conducting lessons in food
and nutrition with adult clients, as
well as 4-H age youth; keeping
records on all clients enrolled in
classes, keep accurate records on pay
cards and mileage reports. ,
Applicants must have a high school
diploma or its equivalent and live
within the county. Must have an au-
tomobile, valid, Florida drivers license
and automobile liability insurance.
Applications can be picked up, be-
tween the hours of 8:00 a,m. and
4:00 p.m. CST.Monday Friday at the
Extension office in Wewa.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. Itc 8/22
Secretary for School Food Service.
The Gulf County School Board is re-
ceiving applications for Secretary for
School Food Service. Interested per-
sons should have experience in book-
keeping, typing, forms management,
computer usage, etc. This Is a 12-
month position. Persons having appli-
cations on file in the School Board of-
fice and wishing to be considered for
this position must request to have
their application submitted. Applica-
tions may be picked up and should be
sent to Mr. Temple Watson, Director
of Support Services, 150 Middle
School Road, 'Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Application. deadline Is August 22,
1996, 3:00 PM,, EDT. The Gulf
County School Board is an equal op- ,
portunity employer. Itc 8/22

Cashiers needed, all shifts. for both
Suwanee Swifty's' on the beach.
Sltc 8/22


,^^TR &.. SER.....V,... ICES-B A 3 '


House Cleaning. Tired of coming
home to the nastys? Let us help. Fast,
reliable, experienced. References
available. Call 229-8493. Leave mes-
sage If no answer. 4tc 8/22
THE BEACHES HOUSE/PET SIT-
.TERS. C1llee(.t_-mail./ chepk 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. tfc8/15


Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
tfc 10/17


STUTZMAN ROOFING
RC N0038936
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price"
229-8631 c5/
tfe 5/2

C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box A1C, Port St. Joe:
Phone 229-6018

STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
'"UC EP?0013168.INSURDED
647-8081
ALAN STRICKLAND


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


COINS BY THE BAYI
I buy and sell old coins, and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
ort St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8`00'p.m. 7 '
Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
AL-ANON
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church, PSJ


DISCOUNT POOL

CHEMICALS 8 SUPPLIES
Barfield's 229-2727





Catherine L. Collier .
Ihdenpendent Sales Representative
211 Alien Memorial Way Port St. Joe
(904) 229-640


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


TLC LAWN SERVICE
"Catering to All Your Lawn Service Needs"
MOWING. EDGING. TRIMMING, SPRAYING,
FERTILIZING. WEEDING. CLEAN OUTS,
SPRINKLER REPAIR, AND LANDSCAPING
Free Estimates
Call 229-435 iN 4/6


NEX Microsystems
announces NEW PENTIUMS
starting at $ 1169,
P75 Multimedia $1,365,
PI 50's from $1799
227-6590 or 647-3339


LOANS D 8 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
BULLDOZERS BACKHOES -LOADERS 'TRACTORS DUMP TRUCKS
648-8924 OR 648-5767 if no answer

LIC # RF0051042
FREE ESTIMATES RG 0051008
ER 0011618

JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
MINOR ELECTRICAL
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821


Quality childcare in my home. Excel-
lent references; activities; snacks; hot
meals; CNA, child and infant CPR cer-'
tifted. 2 openings. 647-3519.
2tp 8/15

Window Treatments Installed. 8 yrs.
experience_ in .Installing all types, of
blinds & shades. Have references. For
a free estimate, call 229-8493
4tp 7/25


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


Residential Custom Wood
Commercial Industrial

A sR Fence
Feael and CWarete Work.t
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 19041 647-4047


SMALL ENGINE

REPAIR

Barfield's 229-2727


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


MOWING RAKING WEEDING
EDGING TRIMMING
LANDSCAPING LICENSED
C.J.'s town

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


Introducing
Total Pool Maintenance
& Lawn Care Packages
Interior/Ext. Painting
As always call us for your
FREE Estimate.
C & c A
rressulre
cleafi" IF
*ALL WORK GUARANTEED
INSURANCE FREE ESTIMATES
COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL
BILL WHITE
CHRIS MORRISON
647-3215
348 Santa Anna St.
St. Joe Beach 32456
tfc 7/18


Would like to babysit in my home.
Ages 5 years or younger. I live in
Mexico Beach area. For further infor-
mation call 648-4190. 2tp 8/8



LAWN MAINTENANCE

Barfield's

229-2727


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


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

Locally 4
Owned o



S \fj Residential
j Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
Flea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment/
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
1 FAMILY OWNED
I PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving GuI Co. S Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
648-3018EE^


Housekeeping offered. Call Michelle
at 229-6561. Itc 8/15
Professional Cleaning service by
Ruth Gathers. House, apartment, cot-
tage, townhouse, etc. Call 229-8492.
2tp 8/22
Wanted: Drug-free young female to
share my home with. Call' 227-3774,
leave message., All inquiries will be
confidential. Itp 7/25




Specializing In: Glamor Weddings
Children Boudoir Pets
Special Events Model Portfolios
St Joe Beach 647-3318 PT/2s


Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00o
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Plus Small Engine Repairs
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First St.
Phone 227-2112


A/C, Heating, Refrigeration, and Ice
Machine (Sales/Service)
Ventilation Sheet Metal Fab. Natural
Gas & Electrical Equipment Contractor
Harden

Service Co. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
State Mech. #RM0066465 Ernie "Cooter" Harden/Owner
Phone 904-639-2454 Cel. Ph. #227-5036 tfoe6/20




.lo
CUSTOM HOME PLANS
(904) 647-3548

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




FALLEN'S GULF
COAST IRRIGATION
Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Free Estimates and Design

Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair


Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

FRANK J. SisRiT'
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904)227-3230 C 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 tfc12/14










THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 22. 1996


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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 demonstrators You
can set your own hours & your com-
missions should easily average more
than $15 per hour. There's no cash
investment. Recruiting now, so call
today about becoming a demonstrator
or hostess Kim Lewis (904) 227-
1795. tfc8/1
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. tfc 8/1
Now hiring waiters, waitresses, cooks,
dishwashers, full or part, time, flexible
hours. Apply Julie's Restaurant, 222
Reid Ave., Port St. Joe. tfc 8/1
LOOKING for mature individual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
ica Financial Setvices. Take charge
and manage a portion, of our multi-
faceted.business. We offer high com-
mission income potential, flexible
hours, many other pluses. Could start
part time. For interview, call today.
648-8565. tfc 8/1
CONSERVATION JOBS: Wildlife posi-
tions $16,000 $35,000/yr. Clerical,
security, game warden, etc. No experi-
ence. For Info 219-769-8301, ext.
FL515, 9 am 9 pm Sun.-Fri.
4tp 8/15

Part Time Cashiers, Applications will
be accepted at Job Service of Florida
at 114 E. 9th Street in Panama City,
Florida through -Friday, August 30,
1996 for the position of Cashier at
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative in
Southport, Florida. One part time
cashier will be employed for a sched-
ule "of Monday and Tuesday each
week. Another part time cashier will,
be employed for a schedule of Thurs-.
day and Friday each week. Minimum
requirements for the position are as
follows: high school graduate or
equivalent; minimum of 2 years cash-
ier experience; proficiency in use of
typewriter, calculator, computer and'
general office equipment. Requires ex-
cellent oral and written communica-
tion skills; legible handwriting.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employ-
er. We do not discriminate on the ba-
sis of race. religion, color, sex, age,
national origin, veteran status, or dis-
ability. l. tc 8/22
Job Notice: The City of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for the follow-
ing terriporary position:
CREW LEADER FOR RECYCLING
CENTER, $6.52/HR. Application and
J oie on may be, picked up and
cUrn eto tht-Murdqtpi--B Ildtng.-
305 Fifth'SLt. A'gust 1W30.
The City of Port SL Joe enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy and Is an
Equal Opportunity/Affrmative Action
Employer.
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
Receptionlst/reservationist, property
managementoffice, requires customer
Interface, good telephone skills, com-
puter experience. Full .time position
with benefits. Fantasy Properties,
648-5146. 3tc 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
tfc 8/1

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. tfc8/1
Kitchen manager wanted for year
round restaurant. Pay_.rate based on
experience. Send resume to: Resume,
P. O..Bax 13564, Mexico Beach, FL
32410. tfc8/1


B3.

Lift chair, like new. Beige in color,
$200. 229-6744. itc 8/22
Two horse trailer and 3 horses for
sale. Call 639-3262. ltp 8/22
18 ft. round 4 ft. deep above ground
pool w/pump, ladder and all accesso-
ries. Excel. cond. 229-8978 after 5.
tfc 8/22
Remodeling Furniture Sale: 1 Colo-
nial winged sofa with carved wood
trim, newly upholstered in jade green,
$275; one camel backed country Eng-
lish sofa, wood trim w/shell carving,
excel. cond, $275; 1 antique oak gate
leg table, $245; 2 ceramic lamps in
soft terra cotta, excel. cond., pair $50;
assorted rugs; one 5x7' blue/rose
with matching runner, $50 pair; one
9x12 blue/rose $45; one 5x7 mosaic
(like new) green/rose/blue $75; one
5x7 wood ivory/blue/rose (like new)
$75; one round hand stenciled coffee
table, $40; '3 beautiful solid oak end
tables (2 matching with drop leaf
tops, one magazine and sewing table),
$325 trio. Call Linda Wood at 229-
8414 or leave name and. number at
229-3159 and call will be returned.
ltc 8/22
26' Coachman travel trailer, sleeps 5,
full bath, $2,000 or best offer. Needs
some repairs. 639-3721. ffc 8/15
1987 model mobile home, 2 bdrm., 2
ba. 14'x60', $14,000. Call 763-2407.
2tc 8/15
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.
2tp 8/15
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
7-piece oak dining room suite. Also
Nordic Track Walkfit, and other Items.
Call for appt. to see, 229-8844.
Kenmore 30" electric range, $50. For
more information call 229-6752.
1984 travel trailer, 23 ft for sale,
sleeps 5. Central air & heat, $2,995
cash. 314 W. St., Wewahitchka, 639-
3871. 2tp 8/22
Volt gravity rider, new, sacrifice $95.
k.s. waterbed, lighted headboard (no
mattress) $100 obo, new BR marble
sink, $200. BR shower doors, $20.
227-2049. tc 8/22

4 radial GT, Grand Prix tires. P215/
70R14. Used, but in good cond. $40.
647-8126. Itp 8/22
Super single water bed w/drawers,
one yr. old, $75. 14' Jon boat, alum.
w/paddles, $150. 229-9409. It 8/22
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., 1 ba., all electric,
cen. h&a, upgraded features, must be
moved. $11,000. Call 647-3581.
Mushroom Compost, $15 yard, any-
time, 648-5165. tfc 8/1,
NEX MICRO Computer Sales &
Service. PIOVEX 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:
nexmicro@beaches.net
PC Components price list upon re-
quest tfc 8/1


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2 bedrooms, I bath. Land: 2 lots (60'xl30' total)
SPECIAL FEATURES, One story frame bungalow extensively PORT ST. JOE
remodeled in 1q95. New wiring, cen heal/air, water heater, updai- 227-1450
ed bath & more' Lg bliv. rm., separate dining & fanmJ -size kitchen 227
with eat-m area. Spaoous back yard, lot s fpced. Price includes
range, freezer blinds, new ceiling fans


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Mushroom Compost, $15 yard, any-r .Brick house 3 bdrm., 1 ba. living
time, 648-5165. tfc8/1. room with fireplace, din., kit., utility
rm. cen. heat and air, comer lot, 115
Sailfish St., Highland View. 227-1604,
CATHERINE By appointment only. tfc 8/1
(Ramsey) BARFIELD By Owner: 12'x47' mobile home on I/
S 2 acre, Overstreet Community. Appli-
fni _lIumaIf-mandaI. ances included, hookin for asher/


of Schools
Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for by CatherineBarfield, Den.



Child Care wik 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






4 bdrm., 2 ba., 909 20th St. 75x180'
fenced yard, new carpet, new roof,
15x30' above ground pool, patio deck,
12x12 frame utility, shed, $82,500.
229-6049. 2tp 8/22
Mexico Beach, 2 bdrm., 2 ba. large
lot, cen. h/a, newly built 15x20' Flori-
da room. $72,500. 230-8839.tc 8/2
3tc 8/22
one acre and/or two acres in Wewa
off Stone Mill Creek Rd. High and dry,
10% down, $100 month at 5% inter-
est. Call 706-782-3757.
Priced to sell, moving. Beacon Hill,
TlIp St. 24x44', '86 on three 50'xlOO'
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. 3tc8/15
For Sale by Owner: 3 bdrm., I 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-
8620. tfc 8/1
Want to Buy: house in Port St. Joe
area that needs a little work. Call Pat
227-3511. ,f interested in selling.
tfc 8/ 1


.dryer, metal storage bldg., fish pond
on property. $19,000. Call 648-5372
or 229-6114. : tfc8/1
By Owner: 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, loft, 3
decks, pool/hot tub available. 108
Boardwalk Ave., Cape San Blas. 647-
3828. tfc 8/1
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with sep-
tic tank & well. $2,5000 down,
$132.16 mo. Call George, 229-6031.
tfc 8/1
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'x16'
util. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. tfc 8/1
1/2 acre lot with septic tank. Over-
street Road. Owner financing, 227-
2020, ask for Billy. tfc 8/1
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 8/1




Three chihuahuas, 2 black, 1. tan.
Call 648-5306. tfc 8/22
HAPPY JACK PARACIDE SHAMPOO.
Kills adult male & female fleas &
ticks. Checks doggy odor and hot
spots. Contains NO pyrethrinsl O-T-C
at BARFIELDS LAWN & GARDEN,
229-2727. 4tc 8/22
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for .weekly bathing, dipping,
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
tfc 8/1


253 Canal St. $58,900

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3 bedrooms, 2 baths: Land: 75x00 REALT IC.
SPECIAL FEATLiRES' Very v.ell manintned dbl-wide mobile home w.'cedar PORT ST. JOE
siding.Grei. rm. w, epIlace. mu.er bdrm.. wth 2 wamlk-in close, nutr ba.
w,'garden rub. Cen. hi only 5 yrs. old. Dbl.-hung sorrm windows outside 2 -14
storagE shed mnuhton in floors wal & ciudng rnce c inude' Counterrop 7
range wall o n, Jdnheas her, reig, carper, blinds & 3r-p. enerainment unit.








(800) 261-1892 NEW LISTING: Mexico Beach. Spectacular 4
i904) 227-1892 bedroom ranch on 2 landscaped lots In Grand
Fax: 227-3107 les. Detached 1024' garage, Ig. outside deck
htt Barbara Stein, Broker with Jacuzzi. Meticulous owner has cared for
B.. E ... c.p... A~ e ... this above average property. Retire to this care-
,, ,free home. $150,000. Call Marie today


287 Plantation Drive $109,900




HANNON
3 Bedrooms, 2 baths. Land 1/2 acre
SPECIAL FEATURES. Contemporary home in presgiou neigh. REALTY I
borhood onl% 3 rT.. old Top oL the line appliance?, custom light- PORT ST. JOE
ing. pnvate master suite, heat pump. attached 2 car garage. fre- 2 4
place, and man) extra,! Price include. reing.,' freezer, rah comrn- 227-1450
pactor, wall oten, built-in mjcro.wae, range top, walter -Oltener
system blinds, ceinmp fan;.


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 125W-to meter Is already Installed.
High sandy lot with pretty JU t z Street, first block off
highway $16,000.
TWO LOTS at Oak Dr. and Wisteria Ave., approx. .44 acre total.
Close to fishing, camping and hunting. Each lot $6,500.


HIGH SAND DUNES on first tier lot in
Treasure Shores Subdivision.
Dedicated access to beach. Gulf view,
a 1/4 acre corner lot. New price:
$36,500.

BUILDING LOTS

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


HANNON
REALTY INC.
PORT ST. JOE

227-1450


SIMMONS BAYOU. Beautiful bay view to construct your dream
home. Lots of foliage and mature trees. $800 per front foot.
Broker-owner.
TREASURE BAY, large lot with bay view and access road.
Approx. .6 acres. Very attractive area in which to build! $17,000.
INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY (Overstreet). 3 lots each over an
acre with plenty of waterway frontage. 2 lots are $15,000 each.
1 lot is $25,000.


PET & PROPERTY TENDERS. In
your home pet sitting by Joey and
Marie Romanelli, 229-1065. tfc 8/1


Original Disney Little Mermaid. Call
229-8216, after 5:00 227-1216, ask
for Dot. Itp 8/22


1660 Hwy. 71, Wewa $46,900




""IIANNON
2* REALTY INC.
2 Bedrooms, 1 bath. Land: 1/4 acre
SPECIAL FEATURES Lg b. area. can. h,'a. walking closet in boih PORT ST. JOE
bedrooms. upgraded bath,'utl. rm. Low maintenance house 227-1450
w ,vinyl floors, block walls,'paneling. New front door & walkway. 2
Zoned residentia]icommercial Price includes: range. reing.




S Fantasy Properties, Inc.
S 1200 U.S. Hwy. 98 M
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 h%
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478

NEW LISTINGS:

Port St. Joe 2105 Palm Blvd. Lovely 3 bedroom, 2
bath brick home. Approx. 1,750 sq. ft. heated and cooled.
Great room with large fireplace. Two car finished garage,
patio and storage building. Excellent condition, location and
price. MUST SEE! $99,900.
St. Joe Beach, Sea Shores Subd. 607 Nautilus Dr. 3
bedroom, 2 bath home, nicely landscaped 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 $99,500.
Port St. Joe Long Avenue Lot 13 and Lot 14. Block
71,two lots, 60' frontage each. $12,500 each.
Gulf Aire Cristin's Curve. Phase IV, lot 8, large trian-
gular shaped corner lot. $27,900.
PRICE REDUCTION
Mexico Beach, 203 8th St. Very good condition. 2 bd.,
2 Ig. baths, double wide, 1600 sq. ft., cen.h/a, carpet, laun-
dry rm., Ig. kitchen, refrig., dishwasher, washer/dryer, ceiling
fans, awnings on front windows, large deck off liv. rm. and
bdrm., fireplace in liv. rm., beautiful yard. A must see!
Reduced to $69,500.

JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor






T, Elizabeth I. Thompson
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
Office: Hwy. 98 at 19th St., Mexico Beach .
Mailing Address: Rt. 3, Box 167, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FAX: (904) 648.4247
904-648-5683 or 1-800-582-299Q,
After Hours: Jay Rish, Associate Broker, 904-229-1070,
Brenda Miller, Salesperson, 904/648-5435
PORT ST. JOE
2011 Monument Ave., Port St Joe. 5 bd., 2 ba. executive home that needs a lit-
tle TLC. 2200 sq. ft. Lg.,den, kit. walk in pantry, formal liv. formal din., master bd.,
& master ba. Double garage. Amenities include: fireplace, elec. appliances, cen.
heat/air, cen. vacuum system, outdoor grill built into chimney, and extra storage
In the garage. Oversized corner lot. $135,000.00 Call Jay Rish for a showing or
for additional information today!
1406 Monument Ave., Port St. Joe. Beautiful 3 bd. 2 ba. executive home. For.
liv. rm. & din. rms., den, kit. w/eating area, dbl. garage w/rear access alley. Call
Jay Rish today for a showing or more details. PRICE REDUCED $99,900.00.
CAPE AREA
NEW LISTING, CAPE SAN BLAS DEVELOPERS SPECIAL! 10 lots in the
Boardwalk with gulf access, pool privileges, all 10 for $99,500.00. WOW!!
INDIAN LAGOON LOTS starting at $12,500.00. Owner financing with discounts
for cash. Most lots are 100' x 300' 400' deep. We have over 25 lots available. Call
Jay Rish, partner.
MEXICO BEACH
NEW USTING, 315 Robin Lane, Mexico Beach. Nice 3 BR 2 BA stucco home
with 1287 SF. Tile foyer, tile FP, new carpeting in bedrooms, new AC, new refrig-
erator, stove, hood, washer and dryer hookup. Extras include top of the line
jacuzzi, master bedroom suite, dining room table, whole house security system,
lifetime termite guaranty, sprinkler system, outside storage building. Call Brenda
Miller for an appointment today. PRICED TO SELL AT $79,000.00.
NEW LISTING, 238 Nan Nook Drive, Mexico Beach. Very neat 2 BR 1 BA
home approx. 10 yrs. old in good neighborhood. Real wood interior, vinyl siding
exterior, vinyl windows, screened front porch, 25' x 16' back deck with additional
sun deck, 24' round pool, wooden privacy fence, 8' x 16' storage building.; Great
rental Income producing house. See Brenda Miller for more information or
appointment to show. PRICE: $65,000.00.
316 Hatley Dr., Center unit of triplex, 3 bd. 2 ba. ample storage, good size bed-
rooms, all appliances, new AC, new refrig, very efficient. Call Brenda Miller today.
PRICE $50,000.00.
BEACON HILL
Corner Bonnett and Tulip, Beacon Hill. Two lots each 50' x 100' in quiet sub-
division. Lots 18 & 20, Block 24. Owner financing with 20 to 25% down, 9%
interest for 5 years. Brenda Miller has more information. Call today. Price:
$10,000.00 each or make a deal for both. '
OVERSTREET
Creekwood Subd. Unfurnished, 3 bd., 2 ba. doublewide mobile home plus 10 'x
30' screened porch, garage, cen. h&a, high lot 100' x .'260' with some creek
frontage, access to boat ramp for property owners, new 350' deep well for yard.
Assumable mortgage. Call Brenda Miller today. $55,000.00
NEW LISTING!! Gulf Co. Farm #81, on Myers Rd,. between the Lower and
Upper Dalkeith Roads. 5 high & dry acres that have many improvements. Great
minifarm. Property has one older model trailer that is a 2 Bd., 1 1/2 ba. w/liv. area
& kitch. Other Improvements consist of pole barns, pasture area w/water hole and
elec. fencing, 3 large tilled areas that presently are used for 2 pea patches & a
corn patch. Property is on well and septic tank & has electricity to several areas.
A must see!! $35,000.00.Call Jay Rish today for addt'l information or to make an
appointment.







cabinets in kitchen & baths, CH&A, Ig. front porch, privacy


fence in back yard. Appraised at $115,000. Priced to
sell at $109,900.00. Call Jay Rish.


Look for us on the Internet at http://www.homtown.com/thompson
Call us for all of your real estate needs,
whether renting, buying or selling.


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