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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 -THURSDAY, SEPT. 12,1996 Plus 2 Tax
Panhandle Gets 70 Days
To Complete Paving Work
It appears the Gulf County
Commission and Panhandle
Grading and Paving Company
have come to terms over granting
the firm an extension to complete
the county's $2.5 million road
The board voted 4-I
(Commissioner Michael Ham-
mond opposed) to grant
Panhandle a 70 day extension to
* complete the contract which
expired September 4th.
Larry Long approached the board
September 3 requesting the 70
day extension during a special
meeting to address the Issue.
Long said he felt his firm could
complete the work in the time
frame requested, citing several
factors that had hampered their
The board countered with an
offer of a 35 day extension at the
end of which paving progress
would be evaluated to determine
further extension or consider ter-
mination of the contract based ,on
the work progress.
At that time the board had
calculated 24% of the paving work
had been completed but during
Tuesday's evening, meeting they
noted that considerable progress
had been made both in the quali-
ty and quantity of paving.
Commissioner Warren Yeager'
made the motion to grant the 70
day extension based on the con-
tractor's work improvement and
promise to' have the work com-
pleted in the allotted time frame.
Commissioner Nathan Peters. Jr.
asked Long If he felt there would
be any problem completing the
work in the extended time. Long
said he felt;tei work will-be comrn-
4 pleted in accordance to the new
The board unanimously
agreed on a recommendation from
the insurance committee to
accept bids totalling $193,851.56
for the county's 1996-97 Insur-
Chief Administrator Don
Butler presented the three part
proposal to the board noting a
savings of slightly more than
$9,000 under the 1995-96 insur-
Pat Thomas and Associates.
Inc. (associated with Hannon
Insurance Agency of Port St. Joe)
was awarded the county's work-
man's compensation package at a
low bid of $119.762.00. Gaskin-
Graddy Insurance Agency will
cover the courthouse building
and contents with a low bid of
Ten other areas of insurance
ranging from general liability to
bond insurance will be furnished
by the Florida League of Cities at
a cost of $64,640.
BEACH WATER SYSTEM
The SL Joe Beach water sys-
tem improvements should be
100% on-line no later than
October Ist, according to Gulf
County Chief Administrator Don
Butler. $225,000 worth of
Improvements are being made to'
the system, including a water
storage tank and hydropneumatic
pumping system, which will'
Increase and stabilize water pres-
sure and volume throughout the
Butler also told the board
that tie-in is scheduled to take
place between 12:00 midnight
and 4 a.m. September 13. The
contractor (Southeastern Me-
chanical Contractors) will connect
the plant's water pipes to the
existing system and begin "check-
ing out" the new equipment.
GENERATOR BACK IN SERVICE
Larry Wells, Emergency
Management Director, told the
board that the county's emer-
gency generating system was
-back'onrr-ine-after severa-inoh ths
of trying to get the system fixed.
Wells said courthouse mainte-
nance men had run the unit
under a load for almost an hour
over the weekend tuning it up.
The unit had been down
because a needed part was no
longer available and had to be
made by the manufacturer to fix
Concerned about the future
reliability of the aging generator,
the board approved the purchase
of a new generator during their
last meeting. Higgins Electric. Inc.
of Dothan. Alabama was awarded
the low bid at a cost of
$55,682.00, but It will be 10
weeks until the new unit arrives.
Wells gave the board more
good news concerning the new
emergency generating system.
explaining that the state has
decided to let the county use
approximately $20,000 of Emer-
gency Management funds to help
purchase the unit.
-(See COUNTY on Page 3)
Drowns in Bay
According to a press release
from the Gulf County Sheriffs
Office, Doug Nixson, 54, of
Springfield drowned in St. Joseph
Bay near the Dixie Belle curve
around 3:45 Saturday afternoon,
He and two friends were
reportedly wading and swimming
In the water. A passerby noticed
Nixson floating face down in the N
water and pulled him to shore.:
CPR was started while others on
the scene went, to call 911.
Deputy Bobby Plair arrived three
minutes after the call was placed
and took over the CPR efforts
until EMS personnel arrived.
Nixson was pronounced dead
approximately one hour later at
Gulf Pines Hospital.
A meeting of the St. Joe Bay
Committee will be held today
[Thursday], at 9:00 a.m., in the
City Fire Department meeting
room. This meeting will feature
presentations on the subject of
Several knowledgeable speak-
ers on the subject are on the
agenda for today's meeting. All In-
terested persons are invited to at-
Gulf County Veterans Service Officer Bo Williams (standing) shows site selection committee mem- -
bers, Polly Tyler, Lindette Aguirre, Ron Frankel, and Frank Buxton a map depicting the 12 acres
located behind the Gulf County Courthouse being considered for the veterans nursing home project.
Veterans Looking Here
Site Selection Committee Looks at 12-Acre Tract
For Possible Future Site of Veterans Nursing Home
Officials with the Florida
Department of Veteran Affairs site
selection committee paid a visit to
Gulf County Tuesday morning
evaluating Gulf County's pro-
posed site offer for the construc-
tion of a new Veterans Nursing
Home in Florida.
Gulf County Veterans Service
Officer Bo Williams had Informed
the Board of County Commis-
sioners of the nursing home site
S gftleiU0Qip1ro.ess approximately a
-month ago seeking their support
to submit a site application to the
Tuesday's meeting with the
site selection committee was the
result ",of his, Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce Executive
Director Tamara Laine, and other
county officials' application effort.
The four member group
arrived in Port St. Joe at approxi-
mately 11:30 and literally stepped
out of the van onto the "red car-
pet" laid out on the 12-acre pro-
ability of work force, and building
and permitting steps.
Mayor Frank Pate (left), Bo Williams and Tamara Laine (right)
discuss the site selection process with committee, chairman Ron
New warehouse in planning stage; work should revive present facilities.
. posed site located behind the Gulf
The Gulf County site is one of
17 the committee will be looking
at over the next several days
before making a site recommen-
dation to be selected by the gover-
nor and state cabinet on October
8th, according to site committee
chairman, Ron Frankel.
Frankel told those present for
the.visit that his committee would
send a list of five recommended
sites to the governor and cabinet
ranked in order of their prefer-
ence, from which a final site
would be selected.
In all, approximately 20 coun-
ty officials and service providers
were on hand to answer questions
concerning everything from power
and gas availabilities, hospital
and emergency services support,
educational training and avail-
Williams told the group that
Gulf County was centrally locat-
ed, with 64,800 veterans living
within a 75-mile radius of the
county. He noted that while Gulf
County might be a'small county,
it could offer everything the nurs-
ing home might need to be suc-
If Gulf should be chosen as
the nursing home site, it would
mean a total of 123 jobs for the
county, many of which would be
for professional services.
Construction of the 11 million
dollar facility should begin next
summer, according to Frankel.
The committee also looked
over an alternate site near where
the Gulf Coast Community
College branch campus is going to
be built at the intersection of
Highway 98 and Garrison Avenue.
Joe were gi
the state of
is making t
sis. The gr
last July 1
ite Coming to the Aid of 12 Ports
Port St. Joe Gets Grant of $3 Million to Upgrade Local Facilities
of a functioning port for Port St. a new and enlarged warehouse, as well as build the facilities for the nuts and bolts
ven a shot in the arm late last week. a 450-foot bulkhead, according to Port Authori- born commerce. It cannot be used fo
nent was made of a $3 million ty chairman Robert Nedley. facilities.
rant to be used for local port devel- 'We can manage the dollar for dollar match
.e grant money is being provided by in order to secure the funds but there are a GENERAL UPGRADE OF STATE'S
Florida. number of other hoops we must also jump John LaCapra, president of th
rida Seaport Transportation Council through," he said. "Of course, the money. is Ports Council, said the money is b(
the grant available to this and other only available to us; we don't have that much available at a critical time in the life
ts on a dollar for dollar matching ba- cash given to us and in hand immediately," he tablishment of trade routes to the for
ants approved last week are being is- continued. 'With the frugal use of the money kets.
r a new bonding authority granted available, we can possibly establish a function-
by the Legislature. Nancy Leikauf, ing port," the Port Authority chairman stated. "Our seaports.aregoing to be vita
Florida Ports Council spokesperson, said the
port bonds will be backed by $15 million from
motor vehicle registration fees. The bonds are
expected to generate about $207 million and
with interest should be worth about $221 mil-
lion to Florida's ports.
PORT OF PORT ST. JOE
The Port St. Joe grant would provide funds
for acquisition of property and construction of
"Our first requirement is that we generate
some traffic of some sort in and out of the port
in order to qualify for the grant," Nedley said.
'We feel we can do that through the cooperative
effort of our industry and their expressed inten-
tions. It may be only barge traffic at first, but at
least it will be traffic."
Development paid for with the grant must
be for commercial port development; providing
of the es-
aht +r, takp
LrSo, aVCapa saHa. -pn LAUM^g A5 IAg**L LU *,UK-
advantage of a growing trend." He said invest-
ment in the seaport industry is highly worth-
while because of its rate of return to Florida's
economy and the generation of jobs.
The largest of the grants, naturally, went to
the largest ports. A total of 12 port grants were
approved within the state, including the $3 mil-
lion to Port St. Joe.
A new bulkhead is an integral part of a
new port. This old one is in need of serious
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, SEPT. 12,1996
GULF COUNTY HAS DisarNfiiLY lost its championship.
We're writing about the championship we once held as the
county which sent the largest percentage of its registered voters
to the polls. We held the state championship at one time, you
know. We sent, regularly, 70 to 75% of our. electors to the polls
each voting day. We sent close to that amount, but not quite in
numbers which would measure up to past performance, last
There were 59% of the county's registered voters which were
recorded as having voted in the first primary. This isn't any pal-
try number to be sneezed at, but neither does it give us cause to
brag, as once was the case.
WHAT'S THE REASON for backsliding in our numbers of ac-
Was it for lack of interest? We hardly see how it could be,
what with the large number of candidates seeking office and the
interest generated by a few contests, such as the Sheriffs race,
the Superintendent of Schools, the Property Appraiser. All of
these were high profile officers with serious salaries involved.
They were offices worth fighting hard for, and they were fought
,hard for. ,,
WAS IT APATHY, OR are the voter rolls just too easy to be-
come a part of, what with the Motor Voter law which is currently
in effect? Now, anybody who is warm can register to vote. On the
face of it, that seems to be the way to go, but if a good number of
those registered are not going to take advantage of their "right"
to express their opinion, which could be worse, not having the
privilege of being able to vote, or just plain not exercising that
There were plainly enough people, registered to vote, who
failed to cast their ballot, to defeat any successful candidate, or
elect any unsuccessful one.
We don't think that should be.
At least, with the provision of the poll tax being in force, peo-
ple voted! We're not advocating a return to those days; we're
merely making an observation. If having the privilege to vote
wasn't made so easy-even almost forced upon us-we might
look more favorably at this privilege and responsibility.
A Generous Offer
WE AGREE THAT PANHANDLE Grading and Paving compa-
ny has had ample opportunity to complete their paving venture
in Gulf County. It seems to us that six months is long enough to
give a reputable paving firm to do a $3 million job. A $3 million
job isn't all that large, even though it seems large to us here in
And to have only 24% of the entire project finished, at the
end of the contract's duration, is a little bit much for the County
Commission to accept, with all good conscience.
The commission was more than generous with its extension
offer, in our opinion. Giving a 35 day extension and taking an-
other look atthe situation before allowing even more time is
bending over backwards t be air, in our opinion.
THEN, COMES THE ATTITUDE of Panhandle's vice presi-
dent, Jerry Long, in which he would not give an answer whether
or -not to accept the extension until he "looks over the agree-
ment" before accepting. Sort of looks as if he is looking a gift
horse in the mouth.
What does he expect, anyhow? Does he expect the county to
allow him to work at his own pace? What does he think a con-
tract is for? It's for pinning down not only a price, but a delivery
date, as well. At Panhandle's present pace, it will take two years
to finish Gulf County's little paving job.
WE ADMIRE THE COUNTY'S restraint in dealing with Pan-
handle.and .its pace of paving. Most counties would have termi-
nated the contact on the spot, citing performance as the accept-
Just what is Panhandle waiting for? At this rate and' at this
size job, the firm will be hard-pressed to make any profit. Or is
that why we can't get our paving completed? Is Panhandle work-
ing on too many jobs at the same time to the point where they
don't have time to do them?
Whatever the reason, the County Commission should hold
their feet to the fire, insisting they complete the job, post-haste!
And our advice to Panhandle Paving is to grasp the reprieve
offered them, eagerly, and start performing. Our patience will
not last forever.,
Hunker Down with Kes
If I'd had any clue I was going
to be writing these little blurbs
thirty years ago I'd a' paid better
attention to what was going on
around me. Lyndon B. Johnson,
the 36th President of the United
States, spoke in Memphis in
1964. ..... or maybe it was 1965'
..... see what I mean?
I know I was in high school
and had never seen a real live
president before. 'Course, come to
think of it, I had never been to
Memphis, but I 'couldn't let a
chance like this slip through my
hands. I hurried out to the Tri-
County Stockyards before day-
light and caught a ride with
James Harold Bomar in his cattle
truck. I remember as part of the
dea~ I had to help load the ani-
mals. I tell you what, a lot of
those cows didn't want to get in
that truck! I think it was too early
for some of them. James Harold
had an electric stick that would
get the sleep out of their eyes
"Mr. James Harold, what is
"Big, -and tall. They've got
buildings higher than those
trees." He nodded toward a stand
of pines that lined State Road 79
just south of Humboldt.
I fell silent and pondered on
what Memphis would be like. Dad
had warned me that James Har-
old could "stretch things a' mite."
I began to work on what I would
say if I got a chance to speak to
"Mr. James Harold, if Mem-
phis is so big how will we find
"We'll get on Union Avenue.
Sooner or later Union goes past
everything in town."
Folks, James Harold was ab-
solutely correct about those tall
buildings and I figure he was
right on about Union Avenue
'cause just as soon as we turned
on to it everyone else in Memphis
did tool We got to moving so slow
I began to smell those cows. The
closer we crept toward downtown,
the more cars piled onto Union.
I'd never seen anything like it.
And there were policemen on eve-
"Mr. James Harold. we must
be getting clos-"
Close was as near as we
came. The very next block one of
those policemen stopped us and
said we'd have to turn off Union
and go back, "The President is
downtown, we can't let any big
trucks like this through. It will
cause traffic to back up."
We turned around but not
before Mr. James Harold told that
big policeman what he could do
with the traffic. the tall buildings,
Elvis, and the President of the
We unloaded those cows out
near Germantown in silence.
James Harold was still mad and I
was too disappointed to talk. It
was a long, long ride home. He
tried to cheer me up as he pulled
up to our house, "You're young
Kes, more 'n' likely you'll get an-
other chance. .
In the spring of 1968 I was
strolling out the back of the gym-
nasium on the campus of Vander-
bilt University and I ran right Into
Barry Goldwater. I was heading
for the baseball field. He was
heading for his party's nomina-
tion for president of the United
States. He smiled and nodded
and half spoke as he passed. I
couldn't think of nothing to say to
him. We lost to Vanderbilt, Gold-
water lost to Nixon and I still
hadn't seen a president "up close
The next year I was driving
Sandra Mobley back to school in
Cookville. I can't remember how
or why I was hooked up with San-
dra-but we were cruising along
1-40 just east of Nashville when
we ran into one lane, police-
Sandra stuck her' head out
the window and yelled, "What's
the hold up here"
"President Nixon is dedicating
the new dam on Percy Priest
"Well, who gives a flying
hopt Get these people out of our
way--" ,. ,
"Shut .up, Sandra!" I cut
across two lanes and knocked
down a barricade. "We're getting
off at the next exit. I missed my
chance in Memphis but this
The exit was closed And the
(See KESLEY on Page 3)
All the Candidates Put a Lot of Hard Work Into Their Campaign
DID THE ELECTION go to,
suit you? Did. everyone you voted
for win his/her election? Did they.
make the second primary?
The answer to each and every
question, listed above, is, nol I
suspect every one of you can an-
swer these questions with the
same word. nol
But I am the winner because'
I bothered to cast my vote. Win,
lose, or draw, I am the winner,
simply because I exercised my
right and responsibility and vot-
ed. I have a recourse if something
happens to displease me in the
future.. I can, legitimately com-
plain. I can object and I can swell
out my cliest and declare, "Things
are going along good because I
took the time to vote."
I have 'an active part in ap-
plauding what. is .right. in our
county and I have the right to ob-
ject, simply because I expressed
my preference for the ones who
- should be in office, or the ones
who are in office.
By Wesley Ramsey
I WISH THE best of luck to
be with those in the second pri-
mary and subsequent general
election. Every one-from the
ones who failed to make it to the
ones who did-worked like a tro-
jan trying to influence the electo-
rate in their favor. Not a slacker
in the bunch.
I don't know whether I still
possess the energy to put that
kind of effort into trying to get
elected, or anything else, for that
As one candidate put it,
'There's a lot of houses in this
county and they are scattered
from here to kingdom come" It
takes a great deal of effort to visit
them all. Many of the candidates
made the effort to see them all
while some just worked the areas
they felt they were needed most,
because of a lack of time.
I didn't hear of too many be-,
ing bitten by dogs; a usual com-
plaint of the door to door people.
Of course some felt threatened,
but very few actually suffered
from dog bites. Being bitten by
someone's large, aggressive pet is
a heck of a price to pay for a vote.
THEN, OF COURSE, there's
always what has become my fa-
vorite election campaign story. It
has to do with the late Coleman,
Tharpe, a good and humble man
who ran for Gulf County Commis-
sion a couple of times before he
was finally successful in getting
Coleman was campaigning
up to the north of Wewahitchka
one day--candidates ran county-
wide in those days-and it was a
particularly hot and sweltering
summer day. Coleman was the
type of man who would have be-
come in this sort of humanitarian
activity, even If he didn't happen
to be running for office at the
The candidate came upon an
elderly man and his wife hauling
a load of pulpwood to the paper
mill. People hauled what is
known as "short wood" to the mill
back then, and the elderly couple
had their truck loaded down.
The truck had a flat and was
parked beside the road, disabled
by this flat.
Coleman happened along and
stopped his pick-up truck and
hailed the elderly couple, ac-
knowledging their need for some
"Here, let me help you," he of-
HE HELPED UNLOAD the
truck, take off the flat tire and
put on a spare the couple hap-
pened to be carrying. In a couple
of hours of laboring under the
broiling sun, Coleman had the
couple fixed up and ready to go
The couple expressed their
thanks profusely for Coleman's
Coleman then set out to test
the couple's gratitude and said,
"I'm Coleman Tharpe, and I'm
running for the office of County
Commissioner in the election
which is coming up in a few days.
I would appreciate any help you
could give me."
The man replied, "Oh Mr.
Tharpe, we'd both be glad to help
you by voting for you in the elec-
tion, but we live in Calhoun
County and can't vote in Gulf
Well, it is reported that Cole-
man's lower jaw dropped down to
As I said before, Coleman was
the type man who would have
helped an elderly couple out of
their predicament, no matter
what it took, but he was no doubt
a might disappointed over the
turn of events, as they turned
I SUPPOSE MORE than a few
candidates in the present elec-
tion, though they didn't have to
change any pulpwood truck tires,
probably did other things with
the thought in mind of having a
vote or two sewed up because of
their activities, only to be disap-
pointed by the turn of events.
Those who were successful
didn't necessarily work harder
than those who didn't win, but
their campaign circumstances
just didn't pan out.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. SEPT. 12. 1996 PAGE 3A
Ames Gives Rotarians Overview of Paper Mill Situation
Says New Florida Coast Paper Company, L.L.C. is Starting Out Life With a Huge Burden
'We owe a heck of a lot of
.money for the purchase of the
:mill. The former owners, St. Joe
,Paper Company, didn't owe any,"
*Jack Ames, president of the cor-
poration which was formed to
purchase the paper mill's assets,
told the Rotary Club last Thurs-
Ames gave an overview of the
pluses and minuses involved in
the recent purchase of the local
business; the chief of which was
the situation he used to lead off
.and introduce the rest of his ex-
planation of the situation the new
firm is involved in.
The mill has the difficulty of
dealing with a tight paper market,
also. 'The market is in a state of
over-production at the present
time," Ames said. "Competition is
tough as well as highly competi-
tive. We must find a combination
of ways to manufacture more
paper, faster, and at less cost, in
order to be successful in compet-
ing with other mills out there," he
The speaker said there have
been no new paper mills built in
a long while, emphasizing the
over-production which exists.
"Competition is becoming
stiffer. Recycle mills which pro-
duce linerboard from scrap boxes
are becoming more numerous,
and they come on line at 25% of
the costs of a virgin paper mill,"
Ames pointed out.
'We secured a mill which
would cost $600 million to dupli-
cate today for around $200 mil-
lion, so we have something going
for us," he said. "Although there
have been no new mills built in a
long while, it is liable to be just
as long before any new mills are
built, so we have something
The speaker said a new mill
being built today would need at
least two years, just to secure the
necessary permits for construc-
ALL IS NOT GLOOM
Ames pointed out that all was
not on the difficult side of the led-
ger. 'We secured a good mill here.
It has kept up with the latest eco-
logical 'and environment require-
ments," Ames said, intimating
that the mill was in good, opera-
ble shape which they wouldn't
have to spend a lot of money on
bringing it up to date.
Too, the mill is capable of
more tonnage from the same ma-
chines already in place.
"All the support machinery is
capable of more production, and
that is a definite plus," Ames
said. "But let's not forget that la-
bor is going to be responsible for
our making it and making our
payments on this huge debt," he
The speaker said the new
management has maintained em-
ployer benefits and recognized
the present operating unions.
'With the manner in which we
bought the mill, we didn't have to
do this," he pointed out.
'We knew such a change in
ownership could be accepted or it
could be rejected by the operating
personnel. Frankly, the rejection
is not as much as we expected,"
Ames said a virgin mill, such
as Florida Coast Paper, has an
advantage going for it as well as
against it. 'The use of virgin wood
to make paper has distinct ad-
vantages over a recycle mill, al-
though the recycle mill operates
cheaper, being a virgin mill gives
us an advantage in the export
market, and we're going to ex-
plore gaining more of this mar-
ket," he said.
WHAT WE HAVE
Ames gave a few statistics,
pointing out what the community
has in the location of the paper
The operation puts some $16
to $17 million a month into the
area economy. It employees 630
persons, purchases $16 million
worth of wood each year, it has a
direct payroll of $27 million an-
nually, employee benefits tacks
on another $10 million. The mill
pays $4 million in property taxes
The sale, back in May,
brought together a partnership of
Stone Container and 4M Corpora-
tion. Stone container is one of the
nation's largest paper and con-
tainer manufacturers in the na-
tion, with 20 paper mills and 60
container plants. 4M is individu-
ally owned and started from
scratch a few years ago in the
owner's garage. It first manufac-
tured dividers which go into box-
es, only. Today-before the pur-
chase of St. Joe Paper-it
operated four container plants.
" "i Say You Saw
It In The Star
'C. W. Roberts Constructi
paving of Highway 22 from V
line. Pictured above paving c
7 More Arreste
In a news release today, t
Gulf County Sheriffs Off
announced the arrest of sev
persons over the past several da
for drug charges.
Arrested were Frankle All
of Port St. Joe, charged with p
session of crack cocaine w
Intent to distribute ($1,000
cash seized); Ronald Bellew,
J6bnis'.mesiead, charged w
possession of rkrltjd ha,-ahd p
,1) session of drug ..,paraphernal
Tommy Lee Redmon,
Wewahitchka, charged with t
counts of the sale of cra
Cocaine; and Emmie JoLyn H.
charged with possession of ma
juana and possession of:di
Also arrested were Thon
,VanHelden, charged with poss
sion of marijuana and possess
(From Page 2) .
next exit was closed It's a c
spiracyl I.could see all these
portant looking dignitaries h
up on that dam. But at this d
tance I couldn't make out
I hurried' down to the n
exit, maybe I could double bac
.. It 'was: closed and hea
guarded. I reckon they had all
people up at the ceremony t
needed. I got to thinking ab
that dejavu thing as I rode in
other disappointing silence
ward Cookville. You know, S
dra even looked like Jar
Harold Bomar .....
President Clinton was in P
ama City last week. I didn't get
invitation. No one sent me a ti
et. I didn't bother to drive o-
I've tried that before. I didn't
pect to see him-missing pr
dents is kinda' getting to be
,old habit with me .....
new installations or repaIM.
S LIMEROCK STONE
PINE t CYPRESS MULCH
A SHELLS '
AND MORE J
WILLY t PAULA LUBERTO
ling Highway 22
on Company is progress nicely on the
Wewahitchka west to the Gulf County
crews are laying the base to widen the
d on Drug Charges
the of drug paraphernalia; John King,
ice charged with possession of mari-
'en juana and possession of drug
ays paraphernalia; and Brandl Marie
Aochmoday, of Wewahitchka,
charged with possession of
en, cocaine, possession of marijuana
os- and possession of drug parapher-
la: Continued from Page 1
two IN OTHER BUSINESS
lck *Agreed to match the City of.
all, Port St. Joe's $5,000 contribution
ari- to establish an artificial reef in the
rug Gulf of Mexico. Bill Kennedy
(Artificial Reef Committee Chair-
nas man) told the board that $25,000
es- had been granted by the state for'
ion the establishment of the reef but
S it was going to cost $35,000 to
transfer the reef material to the
': site. ,
Commissioner Warren Yea-
., ger told the board that he and
Gulf County Sheriff Frank
on- McKeitheh had worked out a plan
Im- to provide full time beach patrol
ighb, at the Cape.
dis- Awarded Cook-Whitehead
the Ford, Inc. the low bid of
$16,020.00 to furnish the county.
next a 3/4 ton pick-up truck to be
ck used by the maintenance depart-
the *'Board approved the appoint-
hey ment of Doilg Kent as the Public
out Health Unit Administrator.
to Reception For
mes McAndrew Tues.
an- Ron McAndrew, administra-
San tor of Gulf Correctional Institu-
Ick- tion at Wewahitchka, has re-
ver, ceived a promotion in the Florida
ex- prison system and as a .result,
esi- will be leaving G.C.I. for a new
A reception in his honor will
be held Tuesday, September 17
from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., cdt, in
the lobby of the Wewahitchka
(I State Bank in Wewahitchka. Eve-
ryone is invited to attend.
McAndrew has been adminis-
trator of G.C.I. since it was first
We love you,
The Whole Family
NOTICE GULF COUNTY BEACHES
WATER SYSTEM CUSTOMERS!!!
WATER WILL BE TURNED OFF BETWEEN 12:00 A.M. MID-
NIGHT UNTIL 4:00 A.M. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1996 FOR
THE BEACHES WATER UPGRADE. THIS IS NECESSARY TO
ALLOW THE SYSTEM TO BE CONNECTED TO THE NEW
WATER TANK. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL
(904) 229-9005 GULF COUNTY WATER DEPARTMENT.
ltc. September 12. 1996.
when you purchase a
qualifying Whirlpoolo Super
Capacity P/a washer and
St. Joe Hardware
Super Capacity Plus XTRA ROLL
ACTIONm Agitator Bleach &
Fabric Softener Dispensers Extra
Rinse Option 4 Water Levels 8
Cycles 2 Wash / Spin Speeds
List Price $479
Making Your World
A Little Easier"'
Super Capacity Plus XTRA ROLL ACTIONTm
Agitator 7 Cycles 2.Wash / Spin Speeds
* 3 Water Levels Bleach & Fabric Softener
sp Z9 Manufacture
4 2"9 List Price
Super Capacity Plus Wide-Opening Hamper Door
* 8 Cycles 5 Temperatures Electronic DRY
MISER* Interior Drum Light On/Off
r $ List Price
Super Capacity Plus.* XTRA
ROLL ACTIONm Agitator 11
Cycles 3 Wash /2 Spin Speeds
Bleach & Fabric Softener
Dispensers CLEAN TOUCHT
Console 5 Water Levels
List Price ,51
Hurry, Easy Money is available through September 29 at
PLIANCES ST. JOE ACE HARDWARE
201 WILLIAMS AVE.
PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, 1996
Sr. Citizens Continue Fund
Drive With Giant Yard Sale
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be having a yard sale
on Saturday, September 21st
Cheyanne Kathleen Haney
Look Who's 4!
Cheyanne Haney, daughter of
Jeff and Kathy Haney, turned
four on September 2nd.
Cheyanne celebrated her
birthday with a Cinderella party.
Judge and Mrs. Bob Moore
are delighted to announce the
arrival of theirnew granddaugh-
ter, Molly Elizabeth Goodwill, on
and was 9 1/4 inchddaues long.
Her proud parents are Rich
and Martha Goodwill. Molly's big
brother. Luke helped welcome
her home in St Petersburg. Her
other grandparents are Claudeg
and June Goodwill of Buffalo,
New York and Monnle Moore of,
Mary Catherine Keith
Lindsay Keith, along with her
parents, Roy and Monica, are
happy to announce the birth of
her sister, Mary Catherine. She
was born on August 7th weighing
6 lbs. 13 ounces.
Her grandparents are Don
and Treva Bergeron of Panama
City and Donald and Elizabeth
Keith of Malonre. Great-grandpar-
ents are Mrs. J. T. Campbell of
Port St. Joe and Mr. and Mrs.
Percy Bergeron of Abbeville,
HEARING AID CENTER
618 W. 23rd Street
Panama City, FL
Top Quality, Name
Brand Hearing Aids
Monthly Service Center
Motel St. Joe (PSJ)
1st T/Jursday each month
from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at
the Centennial Building in Port
Items that can be used by
others are needed for their sale. If
you would like to donate items for
the yard sale, please call 229-
8466 or drop them off at the
Senior Citizens Center on Avenue
D in Port St. Joe.
The public may also drop
items off at the Centennial
Building on September 19th and
20th from 1 to 4 p.m. Anyone
holding. a yard sale between
September 12th and 20th is
asked to donate left over items to
help pay for the new Senior
Citizens and Community Center.
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be having a BBQ sale
on Friday, September 13th from
11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Proceeds are
for the building fund.'
The meal will consist of a
large BBQ beef sandwich with
chips, tea and pickles for $3.00.
You may but a meal at the Frank
Pate Park or the American Legion
Hall or call 229-8466 and they
will deliver to local businesses.
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be conducting "out-
reach" on Tuesday, September 17
beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the
Senior Citizens Center during the
commodity distribution in Port St.
Brad Stephens-Alison Martin
Joel and Deborah Martin
would like to announce the forth-
coming marriage of their daugh-
ter, Alison Michelle Martin, to
William Bradley Stephens, son of
Billy and Phyllis Stephens.
The bride-elect is a 1996
DAR Celebrates Constitution Week
St. Joseph Bay Chapter,
NSDAR, .celebrates Constituton
SWeek September 17-23 and'
requests that all area churches
ring their church bells on,
Sunday, September 22nd at 3:00
The bells first chimed, while
the artillery boomed, for George
Washington when he arrived in
Philadelphia on Sunday, May
13th, the day before the conven-
lion was scheduled to open. The
general was escorted from Gray's
Ferry to his first stop, which was'
at the home of Benjamin Franklin
who lived just off Market Street
Pictured is Mrs. Archie
Gardner, Sr., Flag Chairman,
Constitution Week Chairman,
and Post Regent. who admires the
historic bell at the First United
Methodist Church in Port St. Joe.
It's an amazing new party sensation going on now, September. 8th thru
October 5th! It's called the "Rockin' $25/$100 Drawing"! So call today and
get "the scoop" on the newest coast to coast C-R-A-Z-E!
To book a Christmas Around the World/Gifts by House of'Lloyd'party,
Contact: Kim Lewis (904) 227;-1795
S 2tc 9/12
Our family works hard at keeping your
family healthy. We provide you with only
the best of pharmaceuticals when you
need them. You can trust and depend
Two Pharmacists and Two Pharmacy t-
Technicians to serve you promptly.
Faveway Center Phone 227-1224
graduate of Port St. Joe High
The groom-elect is a 1994.
graduate of Port St. Joe High'
School. He is presently stationed
in Great Lakes, Illinois in the
United States Navy.
An October wedding has been
planned. Final arrangements will,
be announced later.
Coy Griffin celebrated his first
birthday on August 24th with a
Big Bird and Cookie Monster
party at his home on St. Joe.
Beach. His parents are Jay and
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Metabalift Ester C Protein
Powders West Soy Lite
Other products discounted also
Bring in this ad for discount
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Highland View next to Dixie Dandy 2124 Hwy. 98 227-7116
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418 Monument Ave.
Il Port St. Joe
Howie WINGS .
Served w/Celery, Bleu Cheese & Spicy Howie Sticks
I 1 Pizza w/The Works
1 Pizza w/2 Toppings
I $1i A95
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418 Monument Ave .
LUNCH SPECIALS 11 am .-3 pm
I1 Small 1-Topping $ 45 I
|Pizza & Small Coke I,:
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& Howle Bread $39
SAny Half Sub, $ 45 I
Howie Bread & Coke $
STHE BIG SLICE $, 9
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418 Monument Ave. -229-9222
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.
Stil// Sa/ing at 75
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, 1996 PAGE 5A
Voice of Democracy Progrdm Beginning
Commander W. L. "Butch"
Arendt of iV.F.W. Post John C.
Gainotis # 0069 announced the
start of this year's Veterans of
Foreign Wars and its Ladles
Auxiliary "Voice .of Democracy
Students in our local area
have the opportunity to compete
in the 50th annual audio essay
program and: win valuable schol-
warships and awards. According to
the local V.F.W. Post Commander,
the students earn much more
than scholarships and awards'
when they participate in "Voice of
The additional benefits
include increased self-confidence
and poise, experience in polishing
their communication skills, and
the opportunity for self-expres-
,pel / .. M. ~nd, 6 tri ,ig/
t& anda SeIen1er 16
fr -e cnwzenience' of
'M X e' X '
ur cui"m--eri. .
cAlines 7Veaut, alamn
315 WILLIAMS AVE. PORT ST. JOE 229-6600
RECORDS TAPES COLLECTIBLES
1 940'd 1dm990'
GOSPEL COUNTRY ROCK R&B
10 a.m.- 6 p.m. EST
9130 Tulip Avenue Beacon Hill
Turn at sign post on Hwy. 98,
3 blocks east of Mexico Beach
uy Sell T7rae
WILL BE CLOSED
the week of Sept. 16th for some renovations.
We will reopen
M6nnday, Sept. 23
at 8.:0O a.m.
S'We are open all day
for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and
Between Meal Snacks.
We appreciate your business. God
bless you all.
Charles & Linda Smith
302 Fourth'St. Port St. Joe Phone 227-1109
sion. Those that advance to
become the state winner are given
the additional opportunity to
,expand their knowledge of our
nation's capital city during a full
fivre-day tour of Washington. D.C..
plus the chance to meet. and
befriend students from every
During the 50 years that the
Veterans of Foreign Wars and its,
Ladies Auxiliary have been
involved with the Voice of
Democracy Program, more than
seven million high school stu-
dents have participated.
Interested, students need only
write and then record a three
minute to five minute audio essay
while expressing their view of the,
program theme. All state winners
receive at least a $1,000 National
Scholarship but could win the
Gulf EMS Hosting
Andrew Gainer, Deputy/
Investigator with the Gulf County
Sheriffs Department was serious-
ly injured In an automobile acci-
dent In Port St. Joe in the early
morning hours on August 14th
and to-date remains In critical
condition at Bay Medical Center.
As with any critical care, the
medical expenses for Deputy
Gainer are tremendous. There-.
fore, his friends and co-workers
have begun efforts to raise funds
to help defray these costs. Any ..
person wishing to contribute, to
ease the burden on his family,
may do so by sending donations
The Andrew Gainer Trust Fund
c/o Citizens Federal Bank
P. 0. Box 368
Port SL Joe. FL 32457
All support received will be
Chicken Dinner Fundraiser
The Gulf County Ambulance
Service employees will be selling
chicken dinners on Saturday,
September 14 from 12 p.m. until
3 p:m. at Frank Pate Park in Port
All proceeds from the sale will
be donated to the "Andrew Gainer
Trust Fund" account at Citizens
Federal Bank In Port St. Joe.
The Gulf. Coast Community.,,
'College Small Business .Develop-,
ment Center Is offering a series of.L
business seminars for people who
want to start or already own a
"Business Plan Development
for Small Business" will be offered
on September 17th. with a follow-
up session on September 19th,
from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Bay
County Small Business Incubator
in Lynn Haven.
A business plan is a "road-
map to success". It outlines how
the business will be run and how
the owners intend for it to grow.
Anyone planning to borrow'money
to start or expand will need a
business plan that shows how the
funds will be repaid. This class
will show attendees how to create
The $18 charge for Florida
residents includes tuition for both
sessions and all materials.
Advance registration Is required.
For Information, call GCCC SBDC
at 871-1108 or register in person
at 2500 Minnesota Avenue in
Supporters of Allen Boyd,
House of Representatives candi-
date, will be hosting a FREE fish
fry at Frank Pate Park on
September 20 from 4:30 to 6:30
p.m. Everyone is invited to join
them in meeting and talking with
him at this time.
$20,000 first place award. A total
of $118,000 in national, scholar-
ships are awarded to student
Commander .Arendt said,
"Young people who participate in
the competition benefit by gaining
a better understanding of their
country, their freedoms and their
obligation to America."
V.F.W. Post #8525 will have
its charter presented to them on
Thursday, September 19th at
7:00 p.m. at the Wewahitchka
Commander George H. Luebe
and post members cordially invite
everyone to attend and share in
Wewa Kinard 639-5176
Plants Drive A Little Save A Lot
Lg. 3 Gal. Hibiscus, reg.$12.95 :........Now$6.00
Lg. 3 Gal. Oleander reg. $12.99......... Now $6.99
.L G co Washingionia Plum reg. $12.99 ...$6.99
1 gal NIew Pink Pampas Grass. $1 99
1 gal. Mexican Heather t1 50
1 gal. Golden Dew Drops 52 99
Ppie & Yiiow oDa Angel Trumpel ..o .2, $6 00
Fla Sweet Fig rg n.a $6.00
3 yi dco Bar.r,g s.e Scuppernong Grape $6 99
Many Other Plants
Fish House Restaurant
3006 Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach Phone 648-8950
Fall Hours: Open 7 days a week, 11:00 a.m. 9 p.m. CST
Daily Lunch Special $3.95
Daily Dinner Special $6.95 .
This Sunday's Special -
Chicken Marsala -
Weekly Entertainment featuring Kathryn Kalahan,
on Wednesday nights 5-9; Sheri (Terrace) Martin,
5-9 p.m. on Thursday and Barb & Bbys on
Sunday evenings, 5-9 p.m.
Out 2Mm, 209-211 Reid Ave. "Port St. Joe 227-1798
A r-P N i .*flu
it Rn FURNITURE
D FU RN IT UR E
THE STAR. POR~T ST .1fJOBW. a THRSDAY. SEPT. 12. 1996A
Free Seminar On How To Market Government Agencies
' Gulf Coast Community
College Small Business Develop-
ment Center, and the University
of West Florida's Procurement
Technical Assistance Center will
host a free seminar called "How
To Market Government Agencies"-
on Tuesday, September 17, from
6"30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at Gulf
On Saturday. September 21st'
the Center For Marine
Conservation will urge the Florida
public to take part in thd Ninth
Annual Coastal Clean-Up. Last
year, 22,528 volunteers collected
212 tons of debris from our state's
coastline. Over 400 of those vol-
unteers were Gulf County resi-
dents who picked up 5,000
pounds of litter.
This year, beginning
September 16th and culminating
on September 21st, Gulf County
volunteers will once again hit the-
coast with trash bags, pencils and
data cards in hand. All data col-
This Is a note of appreciation
for the many friends of Scott
,Dixon who responded to help him
when he was so sick. Also, the law:
enforcement of Mexico Beach was
so helpful when I needed their
assistance. Your kind deeds, your
many ways of showing you cared
for him at the time of his death
will long be remembered.
As I cared for him for eight
years while he was sick, it Is such
a wonderful feeling to know, you
were there when I needed you to
help me with him. I do thank you
from the bottom of my heart.
Thank You, Charlie
',The Gulf County' Senior
Citizens extend a big thank you to-
Charlie Smith, the owner of
Linda's Restaurant. Linda's
Restaurant sponsored a breakfast
on Tuesday.. September 3rd to
raise funds for the new center.
l.The proceeds were '$340,:
which came as a result of a lot of
hard work from Charlie, Bertha,
Debra, Sandi, Maggie, Victoria
and the volunteers and staff.
The new center could not
have become a reality without
generous and, caring businesses
like Linda's Restaurant and the
support of this great community.
: The next sched meeting
of the parents of Port SLt. Joe High
School's Class of '97 has been set
for Tuesday, 'September 24 at
7f00 p.m., ET, at the school. Be
sure to make plans now to attend
the next meeting and get in on the
"grass roots" of a great graduation
celebration for your senior
Coast Community College's
Gibson Hall in the Student Union
This program is a part of a
series of seminars geared toward
.,helping small business under-
stand the government and mili-
tary procurement process. Ms.
elected will be analyzed by the
Center For Marine Conservation
to help find ways to preserve our
Remember all of Florida is
coastal. A cigarette butt dropped
in Orlando can end up in the Gulf
If you, or a civic group that
you are a member of, would like
to take part in this effort, please
call one of the following people for
more information: Paula Boone at
647-5031 or Barbara Eells at
647-8238 (Zone Captains for Gulf
Rep. Will Visit
According to Social Security
Administration District Manager,
James W. Tallaferro, most social
security business can be handled
over the phone. You.are invited to
call Social Security at 1-800-772-
If this is not possible, you
may come to the office located at
30 West Government Street in
Panama City. The office is open
Monday through Friday from 8:30
a.m., to 3:30 p.m., except on
If you cannot go to Panama
. City, you may meet the Social
Security representative when
he/she visits Port St. Joe on the
first and third Monday of each
The -next scheduled visit will
be in the Gulf County Courthouse
on September 16th from 11 a.m.
until noon (ET).
Join the 100 Club
It's not too late to join the Shark
100 Clubl See Phil Lanford at The
Athletic House to sign up for the
Port St. Joe High School athletic
support group. An embroidered golf
shirt with the Shark 100 logo, and a
parking permit for all Shark home
football games comes with your
membership. They may also be
picked up at The Athletic House.
Part of the support for the ath-
letic programs at Port St. Joe High
School comes from the Shark 100
Club, which supports the entire
Be a part of the number one
public high school sports program
In the state. Make your $100 contri-
bution to the Shark Booster Club. P.
0. Box 524. Port St. Joe, FL 32457.
We wish to thank all our
friends and neighbors for their
support with the loss of our loved
one, especially the Senior Citizens
and Father Jerry Huft.
The Darnall Family
Laura Subel, UWF/PTA
Counselor will cover effective
marketing tools, solicitation tech-
niques and plans to sell products
and services to government and
military agencies locally or
'The Procurement Assistance
representative will be available for
individual counseling in Panama
City on Monday afternoon and
Tuesday morning at the Small
Business Incubator or outside
business site. Counseling and the
seminar are free to area business-
es on a first-come/first-served
basis. Advance registration and
counseling appointments may be
made by calling the Bay County
Small Business Incubator at (904)
271-1107 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00
p.m. Monday through Friday.
My family and I thank all of you who voted for.
me in the first primary. We have one more to
0go-on October 1-and I again ask for your
AI would like to thank Caroline Norton, Michael
Nixon, and Debra Wood for their clean cam-
paigning. I think we all realize that no position is
worth getting by any other method.
I would also like to ask Mike, Debra and all
their supporters to consider voting for me in the
second primary on October 1. I believe I have
something to offer. With a new Superintendent
coming in, my 8 previous years on the School Board will be a definite
Thanks again for your consideration on October 1.
Pd. Pol. Acdv., Pd. for by Camp, Account of Paul Sewel. Democrat
By Joseph Care Center
220 Ninth St. Port St. Joe, Florida 904-229-8244
Serving the Healthcare and Physical
Rehabilitation Needs of Our Area
Introducing the Bay St. Joseph Care Center Therapy Team
The Largest Therapy Department In
Gulf or Franklin counties.
Back row, from left: Doug Kelly, R.T., Karen Comes, Rehab. Mgr., Victor Sellers, Rehab. Aide, Crystal Williams, R.T., and Nora Albay, P.T.
Front row, from left: Marina Abel, O.T., Latha Balakrishnan, O.T. and Rosanne Jones, S.LP.
Inpatient and Outpatient Therapy Services
A MESSAGE FROM OUR THERAPY STAFF....
to Everyone About Back Pain
When most people experience back pain the majority of complaints are related to the low back region. Studies have shown that
80% of the population will experience some kind of back pain in their lifetime, Studies additionally have shown that of the three
(3) anatomical regions (cervical, thoracic, and lumbar), the lumbar region is the area in which most of the problems occur.
Some of the most common medical diagnoses related to the low back problems are: 1. muscle strain, 2. ligament sprain, 3.
degenerative joint disease, 4. bulging disc, or 5. ruptured disc. These are a few examples which you may have heard of or have
experienced yourself which cause pain and or debilitates in an individual. Where .do these problems come from and how do
they start? Some problems come from the aging process i.e, Degenerative Joint Disease. Other problems arise from trauma
i.e., falling or possibly a motor vehicle accident. The majority of low back problems usually come from lifting objects or twisting
to reach for an object and not using proper body mechanics. Most back problems don't just appear; stress and strains wear on
the body creating a weak area and allow for the onset of pain or dysfunction to occur at any time.
Just as location. location, location is the success for a real estate developer or buyer; so is Body mechanics. ~Qdy mechanics.
Body mechanics to keeping the low back from having significant problems.
Here are a few tips to follow which will help keep your back healthy;
1. Hold objects close to your waist and at waist level when lifting and carrying them.
2. If you have to turn to put the object down, "DONT TWIST!" Turn your feet in the direction you want to go and then place
object down. Twisting puts unnecessary torque on y6ur back and can cause pain / back injury.
3. When lifting heavy objects from the floor squat down and lift with your legs, not your back.
S4. Push instead of pull on object, if appropriate.
5. Always get help if the object is too big to, be lifted by one (1) person.
Your local Physical Therapisj can assist you withfurther education with back care and lifting techniques.
Annual Coastal Clean-Up
Planned For September 21
El Governor Motel
Mike Treadaway's Karaoke
Wed., Fri. and Saturday
7:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Thank You Gulf County
Trish and I would
like to personally
S, '. ::- thankyou for allow-
Ping me to offer my
candidacy for the
Florida Hbouse' of
During this cam-
paign you have
shared your concerns
and hopes for Gulf
rpCounty and I have
listened. I am excit-
ed about the oppor-
tuonty to h continue
my campaign. I
pledge to work hard
les 'm-,D build your confi-
dence in my abilities
to serve as our
There is much work
to be done and
together we can win
Please remember'to vote David Warriner on Oct. 1.
Very Truly Yours,
(CI~z~ iIII2~II)..,....A Pd. for by Camp.,Acct. of Dayid Warrinn, Dean,
JrA'LLZEI DIM AxIm, olAlm. KLfjml oz. jqjjal, Vld oA. JL,&. JLZPZVU
"Feel The Heat"
When Florida Coast Paper
Company, L.L.C. began its opera-
tions on May 31, Bill Antley.
Operations Manager,. introduced'
the theme "You Can't Give Off
Heat Unless You're on Fire" in the
company orientation sessions.
Since that time the company has
been through quite a transition
period with an organization
restructuring, market transition,
deflated pricing, labor issues, arn
annual maintenance shutdown. .
. the works. However, the flame
is still burning and the company
is ready to face its new chal-
On September 19, the
General Manager, Ferrel 0. Allen,
Jr. will host a dinner and program
for the salaried employees and,
their guest at the mill's Chipola
River Pumping Station. To contin-
ue the spark of enthusiasm and
in keeping with Bill Antley's
theme, the company is sponsor-
ing a Torch Relay. It will also be a
time of focus fori- the management
and staff to the challenges that lie
The Torch Relay will span the
nineteen-mile stretch from the
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. SEPT. 12. 1996 PAGE 7A
Shown in the photo above are some of the participants in the Florida Coast Paper Company, L.L.C.
Torch Relay planned for September 19.
Words cannot express my heartfelt thanks and
gratitude to you for the opportunity to serve you
another term.. My staff and I appreciate the kind-
ness, love arid expression of confidence you have
bestowed upon us. We are so fortunate to live
and work in Gulf County.
As a small token of our appreciation we
would like to invite each of you to a barbecue
chicken dinner Saturday, September 21, from
11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.rm. or until we run out of
chicken... Please come by Frank Pate Park so
we can thank you in person.
Thank you again.
mill parking lot to the Chipola
River Pumping Station and will be
divided into one-mile segments.
Participants can hike it, bike it, or
get there the best way they can
(as long as it is in a reasonable
amount of time). Ferrel Allen will
lead off the relay and Jack Ames,
President of Florida 'Coast Paper
Company, L.L.C.. will anchor the"
The torch is scheduled to
arrive at the pumping station
' around 6:30 p.m. at the start of
the dinner and program. The
guest speaker for the dinner and
program will be Coach Cliff Ellis,
Head Basketball Coach at Auburn
The Torch Relay is scheduled
to begin at 1:30 pm at the mill
parking lot. The route will be
Highway 98 to Highway 71 to C-
381 to the Pumping Station. The
relay team will be escorted by the
Port St. Joe City Police Depart-
ment to the city limits and the
Gulf County Sheriffs Department
will escort the team from there.
As shown in the accompany-
itg photo, the relay team was pre-
sented with "Feel the Heat" tee
shirts on Tuesday morning. The
relay team members are as fol-
lows: Bill Antley, Ferrel Allen.
John Hanlon, Eric McNair. Mary
Agnes Stephens, Keith Schell, Bill
Dodson, Frank Williams, James
Fleming. Robert Coleman, John
Howard. Green Long, Donna
Maxwell, Karen Borden, John
Presnell, Bill Riley, Jack Ames,
Tom Clements, Joyce Baxley,
Russell Vaughan, Retha Threatt,
Wayne Pate, Lamar Moore, and
' adell Jenkins, Marty Riley, Mike
White, and Albert Cannon.
. t W r h a.,
Church of YourT7
Chice t is u da
Bob R. Antley
Bob R. Antley (born March 6,
1947) of Minneapolis, Minnesota
passed away September 3 after an
He is survived by his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Antley of White
City; two sons, Richard of
Minnesota and Mark of West
Virginia; three daughters,
Amanda Buscemi of North
Carolina, Lisa Fahey, Deana T.
Antley, and their mother, Deana
B. Antley of Minnesota; eight
grandchildren; a brother, Bill
Antley of Port St. Joe; three sis-
ters, Susanne. Deaton of
Pensacola, Janet Register of
Slocomb, Alabama, and Carole
Hollis of Columbus, Ohio.
Bob held several degrees in
music and organ including a MA
degree in Pastoral Counseling
from the Episcopal Divinity
School in Bostbr, Massachusetts.
He has taught in, colleges
including A & M in Tallahassee
and St. Oloff in Northfield,
Minnesota as he continued his
research and study of church
music and religion.
In recent years, he was self-
employed as a computer program-
mer as he worked on transcribing
some of the Dead Sea Scrolls into
A memorial service was held
Sunday, September 8th in the
Church of Gethsemane at 2 p.m.
in Minneapolis., His ashes were
then encrypted in St. :Marks
Cathedral in Minneapolis.
Luther S. Cannon
Luther S. Cannon, 63, of Oak
Grove passed away Wednesday,
September 4, morning in Gulf
Pines following an extended ill-
ness. A native of Georgia, he had
been a resident here for the past
25 years and had worked as a
barber in Cooper's Barber Shop.
Survivors include his wife,
Donna J. Cannon of Oak Grove;
three children, Michael Cannon of
Panama City, Richard Cannon
and Pandora Cannon, both of
Pensacola; three step-children,
Kenneth Arnold of Maryland,
Sheri Gordon of Missouri, and
Patricia Fisher of St. Joe Beach;
and 11 grandchildren.
The funeral service was held
at 11 a.m., ET, Saturday,
September 7 in the Comforter
Funeral Home Chapel, conducted
by William L., Odom. Cremation 4.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
A Great Big Thanks to Mary :
A special thanks to Mary Ellen
Gortman for her help she gave me
while I-was working on my tractor a
couple of weeks ago.
I was trying very hard to raise my
bush hog by hand to replace a bolt I had
lost. Mrs. Gortman said move back and
let me fix it. She placed a-house block
next to the back of the bush hog and
placed a 2x4 under it and stood on it,
lifting it so I could place the bolt in
place. With her hands greasy, she told
me to rest in the shade a little while
before continuing my work.
You know, I heard Mrs. Gortman
could do almost anything she put her
mind to. Now I believe it.
SGulf County Residents
Thank you again from the
bottom of my heart for
S"your prayers and support.
Not only have you shown
/.^^f..- .. me how you feel, but you
h av taken a stand and :
| *. shown the entire county.
and state that you believe
in "Good, Honest Law
You have all heard the saying,
"Together We Stand,
i Divided We Fall"
Now is the time to put allour political
differences behind us and unite once
a again. L nor anyone else can do this job
-Together we can be a county and com-
munity that families will love, and criminals
and drug dealers will fear.
| Let's Take A Stand
I Need Your Help!! and I would like to
.continue to be your Sheriff. Please vote
October 1st. Thanks again
SSheriff of Gulf County
Pd. for by the Camp. Acct. of Frank Mc 9Ithen, Democrat
a iMMie MTW I r-
..4 $Vote 6i
* Strong financial management that ensures wise
use of every school dollar.
* Discipline procedures that allow teachers to
teach and students to learn.,
* Budget guidelines that encourage in-county
purchasing of goods/services.
* Broad-based scholarship programs that provide
assistance for all deserving students.
Community-friendly schools we can all be
Academic, vocational, and extra-curricular pro-
grams that prepare our students for the 21st
Equitable treatment of all schools (no favorites).
An administration that will work hard and smart,
to ensure a quality education for every student.
Pd. Pol. Adv.; Pd. for by David Bidwell, Treasurer Democrat
PAGE aA THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, 1996
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
AUGUST 13, 1996
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Billy E. Traylor,
Commissioners Michael L. Hammond,
Warren J. Yeager, Jr., Jessie V. Armstrong,
and Nathan Peters, Jr. Others present were
Clerk Benny C. Muster, Chief Deputy Clerk
Douglas C. Birmingham, Deputy Clerk
Patricia A. Taylor, Chief Administrator Don
Butler, Administrative Assistant .Debbe
Wibberg. Building Inspector Richard
Combs, Administrator/Emergency Manage-
ment Director R. Larry Wells, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson, South Gulf County EMS Director
Shane McGuffln, Road Superintendent Bob
Lester, Maintenance Superintendent Joe
Bearden, SHIP Administrator/Veterans'
Service Officer, Bo Williams, Attorney Tim
McFarland, Captain Joe Nugent of the Gulf
County Sheriffs Office, and Gulf County
Extension Agent Roy Lee Carter.
The meeting came to order,at 6:01
Mr. Wesley Ramsey opened the meet-
ing with prayer, and Commissioner Nathan
Peters, Jr. led the Pledge of Alleglance to the
PORT ST. JOE GIRLS 13-14 YR. OLD
SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT TEAM-
Chairman Traylor recognized the Port St.
Joe Girls 13-14 year old Softball
Tournament Team for winning their first
tournament. Commissioner Yeager present-
ed each team member with a letter of con-
RECEIVE BIDS (#9596-41) REFINISH-
ING OF CHAIRS-Pursuant to advertise-
ment to receive sealed bids (#9596-41) for
the refinishing of 50-90 auditorium chairs,
the following bids were received:
PRIDE. of Florida, No Bid;: Reeves'
Furniture, $45.00 per chair.
The Bids were tabled for consideration
by Chief Administrator Butler.
RECEIVE BIDS (#9596-42) BACK-UP
GENERATOR FOR COURTHOUSE COM-
PLEX-Pursuant to advertisement to
receive sealed bids (#9596-42) for a back-
up generator for the Courthouse Complex, a
bid was received from the following: Florida
Due to the receipt of only one bid, the
Board tabled the unopened bid. Upon
motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Hammond, and .unanimous
vote, the Board extended the deadline until
Tuesday, August 20, 1996 at 15:00 p.m.,
E.D.T., to increase competitiveness.
RECEIVE BIDS (#9596-43) MANDAT-
ED PRISONER MEDICAL CARE-Pursuant
to advertisement to receive sealed bids
(#9596-43) for mandated prisoner medical
care, no bids werereceived. Following dis-
cussion, the Board agreed for Chief
Administrator Butler and Attorney
McFarland' to negotiate with, local providers
to obtain a contract for prisoner medical
CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the,Board 'approved the consent agenda'
with the exception of Resolution 96-28 and
Resolution 96-29. The following Items were
approved: MINUTES JULY 23, 1996-REG-
ULAR-JULY 31, 1996-HVWB: INVOICE-
PREBLE-RISH, INC;-GULF COUNTY ZON--
ING AND FLOOD MAPS ($3,000.00) TO BE
PAID FROM GENERAL FUND COMPRE-
HENSIVE PLAN; INVOICE-PANHANDLE
r GRADING & PAVING-1995 ROAD BOND.
PAVING CONTRACT ($190,901.44) TO BE
PAID FROM THE 1995 ROAD BOND.
PUBLIC HEARING/ADOPTION -
ORDINANCE NO. 36-12 FIRE TAX DIS-
TRICTS-Pursuant to advertisement to hold
a public hearing on a proposed Ordinance
confirming and reestablishing Gulf
County's Special Fire Tax Districts,
Attorney McFarland read an Ordinance
with the following tide:
ORDINANCE NO. 96-12
AN ORDINANCE CONFIRMING AND
REESTABLISHING THE EXISTENCE,
BOUNDARIES, AND OPERATION OF GULF
COUNTY'S SPECIAL FIRE TAXDISTRICTS,
REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CON-
FLICT HEREWITH AND PROVIDING AN
Upon motion ,by Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner
Yeager, and unanimous vote, the Board
adopted the Ordinance.
ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION-ENTER-
PRISE ZONE STRATEGIC PLAN-Following
discussion by Chief Administrator Butler
and upon motion, by Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner
Yeager, and unanimous vote, the Board
adopted the following resolution:
A RESOLUTION OF THE GULF COUNTY
COMMISSION ADOPTING THE GULF
COUNTY ENTERPRISE ZONE STRATEGIC
WHEREAS, Gulf County intends to
submit. an application to :the Office of
Tourism. Trade, and Development for deslg.
nation as a State of Florida Enterpnse
WHEREAS, the Gulf' County
Commission has created the Gulf County
.Enterprise Zone Development Agency to
assist the residents, the local governing
body. and the private sectionIn n creating the
proper economic and social environment to
induce investment of private resources in
productive business enterprises located in
the designated enterprise zones; and
WHEREAS, Gulf County has held
public hearings to receive public comment
and input into the development of an
Enterprise Zone Development Plan;
Section 1. The Gulf County Enterprise
Zone Plan is hereby adopted.
Section 2. The County Commission
authorizes the Chairman to execute and
forward all documents pertaining to the
application for designation of Gulf County
as an enterprise zone to the Office of
Tourism, Trade and Economic
PASSED AND ADOPTED THIS 13TH
DAY OF AUGUST. 1996, BY THE GULF
COUNTY COMMISSION. (END)
ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION-APPLI-
CATION FOR STATE FUNDS-Following
discussion by Chief Administrator Butler,
and upon motion by Commissioner Yeager,
second by Commissioner Peters, and unan-
imous vote, the Board adopted the following
RESOLUTION NO. 96-29
A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNTY
COMMISSION OF GULF COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY TO PRO-
CEED WITH THE SUBMITTAL OF AN
APPLICATION FOR STATE FUNDS UNDER
PROVISIONS OF "HURRICANE OPAL
POSTSTORM BEACH AND DUNE RECOV-
ERY STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT PLAN",
TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVI-
RONMENTAL PROTECTION, BUREAU OF
BEACHES AND COASTAL SYSTEMS, FOR
AN EROSION CONTROL FEASIBILITY
STUDY AND DUNE RESTORATION AT ST.
JOSEPH PENINSULA; AUTHORIZING THE
CHAIRMAN TO EXECUIE SAID APPLICA-
TION AND OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMEN-
TATION; AUTHORIZING THE CHAIRMAN
TO INITIATE ANY RELATED ACTIONS
WHEREAS, Hurricane Opal inflicted
severe damage upon the beach and dune
system of St. Joseph peninsula in Gulf
WHEREAS, the shoreline at
"Stumphole" on St. Joseph Peninsula Is
considered a critically eroded area; and
WHEREAS, further unabated erosion
of the shoreline in the vicinity of
"Stumphole" threatens the recreational
beach and also threatens upland improve-
ments including homes and County Road
WHEREAS, County Road 30E is the
sole upland access to St. Joseph Peninsula
including St. Joseph Peninsula State Park;
WHEREAS, the Florida Legislature
has appropriated funds, and authorized the
Florida Department of Environmental
Protection to fund recovery of the effects of
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED BY THE COUNTY COMMIS-
SION OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, as fol-
SECTION 1. The Chairman is hereby
authorized to execute an appropriate appli-
cation and any other necessary documenta-
tion for an erosioncontrol feasibility study,
at "Stumphole" and dune restoration at St.
Joseph Peninsula for submittal and consid-
eration under the State's Hurricane Opal
Poststorm Beach and Dune Recovery
Strategic Management Plan
SECTION 2. The Chairman is hereby
authorized to utilize the professional ser-
vices of Preble-Rish, Inc., to assist in the
preparation 'of the aforementioned applica-
SECTION 3. The Chairman is hereby
authorized to initiate any related actions to
enable the County's complete submittal of
APPROVED AND ADOPTED AT A
REGULAR MEETING OF THE GULF COUN-
TY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HELD ON THIS 13TH DAY OF AUGUST,
MR. TOMMY KNOX ENTERPRISE
ZONE-Upon inquiry by Mr. Tommy Kriox,
Chief Administrator Butler reported that a
small portion of the proposed enterprise
zone is located in a flood zone. However, he
stated that 95% of the proposed enterprise
zone is not located in a flood zone.
Upon inquiry by Mr. Knox as to what
the enterprise zone was, and what would be
located in it; Tamara Laine, Director of the
Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, stated
that an enterprise zone Is created with the
goal of bringing business and industry
growth into urban and economically
ROY LEE CARTER YOUTH PRO-
GRAMS-Gulf County Extension Agent, Roy
Lee Carter, thanked the Board for their sup-
port of the summer youth enrichment pro-
grams. He reported that 117 youth, partici-
pated in the enrichment program, thanks to
the cooperation and support of the Board.
JAIL MEDICAL' DIRECTOR-Chief
Administrator Butler reported that Dr.. San
Pedro has offered to continue as Medical
Director for the Gulf County Jail through
September, 1996. Upon motion -by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to advertise to
accept bids for Medical Director for the Gulf
COUNTY HEALTH INSURANCE -
INSURANCE. COMMITTEE-Following dis-
cussion by Chief Administrator Butler, the
Board appointed Chief Deputy Clerk
Birmingham to chair a committee to draw
up specifications for the County's health
insurance. Other members of the commit-
" tee will be Commissioner Yeager,
SEmergency Management/911 Coordinator
Nelson, and Chief Administrator Butler.
PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVAL -
RIVERSIDE SUBDIVISION-Upon recom-
mendation by Chief Administrator Butler,
motion by Commissioner Armstrong, sec-
ond by Commissioner Hammond, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
preliminary plat for Riverside Subdivision.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Hammond,
Chief Administrator Butler reported that
the subdivision Is not located in a flood
DEFERRED COMPENSATION -
WORKSHOP-Chief Administrator Butler
reported that Mr. Lou Moreno, of PEBSCO,
will be in Port \St. Joe, on' Monday August
26, 1996 at 5:00 p.m., E.D.T. The Board
agreed to hold a workshop .at that time, to
discuss the County's Deferred
IINDUSTRIAL PARK EXTENSION
REQUEST-Chief Administrator Butler
reported that the County Is ready to pro-
ceed wih the Industrial Park project; how-'
ever, there is presently no tenant for the
complex. Following further discussion, the
Board agreed to request an extension if a
tenant is not found by November 1, 1996.
Commissioner Hammond requested that
Chief Administrator Butler check' into the
feasibility of building the complex without a
INVOICE PREBLE-RISH, INC./GULF
COUNTY MAPPING PROJECT-Chief
Administrator Butler presented the Board
with invoice #60747 from Preble-Rish, Inc.
in the amount of $3,950.00. Chief
Administrator Butler recommended paying
$3,000.00 at this time and the remaining.
$950.00 when the project is completed.
Uponomotion by Commissioner Hammond,
second by Commissioner Armstrong. and
unanimous vote, the Board approved pay-
ment of $3,000.00 to Preble Rish, Inc. for
the Gulf County Mapping Project.
INVOICE TODD LAND DEVELOP-'
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved payment of an
invoice to Todd Land Development in the
amount of $62,000.00 for berm construc-
tion. Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Hammond, Mr. Todd reported that all
berms have been' completed except for the
one located at St. Joe Beach.
WORKSHOP CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE/SOLID WASTE-Chief Administrator
Butler requested permission to set up a
workshop with the City of Port St. Joe, for
the purpose of discussing solid waste.
Following discussion, the Board agreed for
Chief Administrator Butler to contact the
City regarding a possible time for the work-
BIDS METAL BUILDING (#9596-
S40)-Upon recommendation by Chief -
Administrator Butler, Commissioner
Hammond moved to reject all bids for a
metal building for the Courthouse Complex
(#9596-40) and to re-bid after the first of
the year. The motion was seconded by
Commissioner Peters. Following discussion,
Commissioner Peters withdrew his second.
Commissioner Hammond's motion to reject,
died for lack of a second.
Following further discussion, regard-
i'ng the length of time the bids will be valid
for, Commissioner Peters moved to table the
bids and authorize Chief Administrator
Butler to contact Fisher Construction, the
low bidder, regarding the length of time his
bid is valid. The motion was seconded by
Commissioner Hammond, and it passed
CHANGE ORDER GULF COUNTY
1995 ROAD BOND PAVING PROGRAM-
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved a change
order to Panhandle Grading and Paving on
.the 1995 road bond paving program,
decreasing the contract by $23,250.44.
CHANGE ORDER GULF COUNTY
MAPPING PROJECT-Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved a change order to
Preble-Rish. Inc. on the Gulf County
Mapping Project, increasing the contract by
SHIP PROGRAM BRIEFING-SHIP
Administrator Williams reported that a
briefing will be held on August 22, 1996.
The briefing will provide insight into the
SHIP Program for local real estate profes-
sionals and residential builders.
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF VETER-
ANS AFFAIRS/NURSING HOME-Veterans
Service Officer Williams reported that the
Florida Department of Veterans Affairs is
seeking a location to build a Veterans
Nursing Home. He stated that a minimum
of 5 acres is needed, and requested the
Board's permission in submitting an appli-
cation for consideration to the Department
of Veterans Affairs. Following discussion,
and upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner
Yeager, and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to submit an application.
AMBULANCE FEE AGREEMENT -
GULF CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE-South
Gulf County EMS Director McGuffln report-
ed that a proposed fee agreement has been
reached with the Gulf Correctional Institute
for the transfer of Inmates, and presented
the agreement for Board approval. Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the fee agreement.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
GRANT APPLICATION-South Gulf County
EMS Director McGuffin reported that the
Grant application for the EMS grant has
been received in'the amount of $2,200.00.
He stated that he will be preparing the
application for submission to the State.
BRIDGE REPAIRS BUDDY FLOOR
Department Superintendent Lester report-
ed that repairs are needed to the Buddy
Floore Bridge. The Board authorized 'the
Road Department to perform the necessary,
FUEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM-Upon
inquiry by Commissioner Hammond, Road
Department Superintendent Lester report-
ed that the Fuel Management System Is
ROAD DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE -
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II-Adrminstrator
Wells reported Kenny Alderman was the
most senior employee to sign up for the
Equipment Operator II position at the Gulf
County Road Department. He reported that
per Road Superintendent Lester, Mr.
Alderman has the necessary experience..
Upon motion by Commissioner Armstrong,
second by Commissioner Peters, and unan-
imous vote, the Board approved for Kenny
Alderman to begin as Equipment Operator
II at the Gulf County Road Department
effective August 14, 1996.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNI-
TY PROGRAM PLAN-Administrator Wells
reported that the State had requested addi-
tional information to accompany the
County's proposed Equal Employment
Opportunity Program Plan, and presented
the Board with the additional information.
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Hammond. and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
Equal Employment Opportunity Plan.
TROPICAL STORM ALBERTO REIM-
Director Wells reported that his July 30,
1996 memo to the Board stating that the
County would receive additional funds for
Tropical Storm Alberto. Reimbursement,
was incorrect. He stated that referenced
funds had already been accounted for by
the Clerk's Office. and that all funds have
now been received for Tropical Storm .
Alberto. ". A
EMERGENCY GENERATOR GULF
COUNTY COURTHOUSE COMPLEX-
Emergency Management Director Wells
reported that the part necessary for repair-
ing the emergency generator located at the
Gulf County Courthouse has been ordered
and should be received within the next
week or two.
1996-1997 VALUE ADJUSTMENT
BOARD-Upon request by Clerk Lister. the
Board appointed the following members to
serve on the 1996-1997 Value Adjustment
Board: Chairman Billy E. Traylor
Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr.,
Commissioner Warren J. Yeager, Jr.
BUDGET AMENDMENT GENERAL
FUND/GULF COUNTY EXTENSION
AGENT-Upon motion by' Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner
Yeager, and unanimous, vote, the Board
made the following General 'Fund budget
amendment: Decrease: Reserve for
Contingencies $1,512.00; Increase:
Coupty Extension Agent/Salaries
The budget amendment was neces-
sary due to an increase In salary not being
included in the budget.,
RESOLUTION ONE-HALF CENT
SALES TAX/GULF 'COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD-Commissioner Peters moved to
table a request from the Gulf County School
Board, for a resolution placing a one-half
cent sales tax on the referendum ballot for
November. The motion was seconded by
Commissioner Hammond. Following dis-
cussion regarding the wording of the reso-
lution and the proposed uses of the sales
tax. The motion passed 3-2,- with
Commissioners Hammond, Peters, and
Traylor voting to table, and Commissioners
Yeager and Armstrong opposing.
The meeting recessed at 7:13 p.m.,
The meeting reconvened at 7:42 p.m.,
GARBAGE SURVEY ARGUS SER-
VICES INC.-The Board requested that
Chief Administrator Butler contact Argus
Services, Inc. requesting that a survey be
mailed to Argus Customers, regarding
which customers would be interested in
twice a week garbage pick-up.
MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER MILTON
CREAGH-Commissioner Peters thanked
the Board'for their assistance In financing a
visit by Milton Creagh to Gulf County. He
reported that Mr. Creagh would be in Gulf
County on August 27 and 28, 1996.
Commissioner Peters also thanked the Gulf
County Juvenile Justice Council for their
help in obtaining Mr. Creagh's services.
DAVID RICH DITCH CLEAN-UP-
Commissioner Armstrong requested that
Chief Administrator Butler obtain a permit
from the Department of Environmental
Protection to perform clean-up work on the
David Rich Ditch in Wewahltchka.
ADVERTISE TO ACCEPT BIDS -
HIGHLAND VIEW WATER SYSTEM
UPGRADE WORK-Upon motion .by
Commissioner Hanimond, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved to advertise'to accept
bids for engineering services for upgrade
work to the Highland View Water System.
GRANT AGREEMENT HIGHLAND
VIEW WATER SYSTEM-Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board authorized Chairman Traylor to
sign the Grant Agreement for the Highland
View Water System. :
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGEN-
DA-Upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner
Yeager, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the supplemental consent agen-
da. Items approved:
MINUTES JULY 29, 1996 BUDGET
WORKSHOP JULY 30, 1996 BUDGET
(See MINUTES on Page 9)
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VOTERS OF DISTRICT 3
Al the point is not clear on soe things, let me addtoress the misconceptions and inaccuracies
es please take i e hasas much.,aedu"
of oa f then and crstate the FACTS!
My opponent has been critical of the tax rate during my term. ro find something negate about the
--much manager en8n9since
FAC ati The Board of County Commissioners has lowered the ad-vaorem tax rate r ear for the
l ast four years. Although you have been told differently by my op STAR, Augus t
a amPrepredrP bureri.ducatoran
.am enthusiastic, hard-wor erencerin howa we dO busi
29th), if someone tells you differently, it is a LIE!
YEAR MILEAGE RATE
eAuditor says that Gulf Cour school best financial shape it has been in!
volunteer his time -r
the County. I consider it a duty and a Pd.Pol.Adv.,Pd.rivilforbyCamp.Acct.of DavolunteidBidwers themocrat
THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT DURING THE FIRST PRIMARY I NEED YOUR SUPPORT.,-'
AGAIN ON OCTOBER 1ST.
Although his point ia sad shape. I do not clear on some things, let m address the an misconceptions and smcuracies
Of my opponent and state the FACTS done as much for my district as I could have.
My opponent has been critical of the tax rate during myterm. Once againd something negative see about the
tax rate declgative in is hard for msitive issundersandl
FACT: TMye Board of County Commissioners has lowered the ad-valorem tax paten ro year for the
last four years. Although you have been told differently by my opponent (see The STAR, August
29th), if someone tells youanothdifferently, it is a gLIE!
YEAR MILLAGE RATE
These are the "real" figures. Our tax rate is lower today than it was 8 years ago! The County
Auditor says that Gulf County is in the best financial shape it has ever been in!
My opponent has been critical of my volunteer service. He does not think that a commissioner should
Government gives out but it would be foolish for Gulf County not to get its fair share!
Lastly, I have been chastised for not hunting, fishing, or using the beach (See The STAR, July 18th).
I hunt, and have game on my wall; I fish, and have a boat in my yard; I go to the beach, and enjoy
our County's natural resource; but I was not elected to go hunting, fishing or lay out on beach with a
beer. I was elected to give my all to Gulf County, 24 hours a day, whenever there was a need. I am at
the Courthouse every day and I am in my district every day! If you want someone to hunt, fish and
go to the beach, elect someone else. If you want someone to work, volunteer, and keep Gulf County
in the best financial shape ever, then RE-ELECT me!
Michael L. Hammond
Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for by Camp. Acct. of Michael L. Hammond, Democrat
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. SEPT. 12. 1996
PSJ Purple Pack Opens '96 Season
Last Saturday, the Port SL -Country team opened their 1996 parting in the Early County Invita- were 133 runners from Florida
Joe High School Boys Cross cross country season by partici- tional in Blakely, Georgia. There and Georgia that took part in the
3.1 mile race.
Port St. Joe placed five run-
ners among the top. 15 and
placed first among the eight scor-
ing teams with 43 points. Marian-
na came in second with 93, and
La Grange placed third with 117
points to finish out the top three
Gabe Clark finished first
overall among the 133 runners
with a time of 16:24 for the three
miles. Germain Clark placed sec-
ond with a time of 16:36, Chad
Thompson, 11th (17:45), Kelon
McNair, 14th (18:05), Nick Swea-
zy, 15th (18:16), Eric Sellers,
.22nd (18:25); Jeff Schweikert,
45th (20:09). Clay Smallwood,
;; 54th (20:37), and Josh Haddock,
DA (said- "I.
.,,'" Coach Scott Gowan said,. "I
0,was real pleased with the effort
that the team gave." Gabe, Nick,
and Clay all recorded new person-
al bests and Germain, Chad and
Eric all improved their times from
This season, Port St. Joe will
compete in Class 3A District, I
along with Crescent City, Jack-
soriville Episcopal, Keystone
Heights, Florida High, Northview,
and Pensacola Catholic. The top
....b- -..... -boys' team figures to be Pensaco-
Port St. Joe Sharks Varsity Cross Country Team
Kneeling, from left: Chad Thompson,, Rod Givens, Kelon McNair, Clay Smallwood, Jef
Schweikert, and Josh Haddock. Standing, from left: Nick Sweazy, Germain Clark, Eric Sellers, Gabe
Clark, and Coach Scott Gowan.
S. ..13,271 Reasons to VOTE
for Sheriff of Gulf County
You deserve a
Sheriff's Department built on Trust, Honesty,
Dependability, and the highest levels of
Professionalism. "Bob. Williams" 27 years of
Experience coupled with his plans for the future, make
him the Right Choice as our next SHERIFF!
P d. for by the Bob Williams for Sheriff Campaign, Rep.
W S From Page 8
INVOICE C.W. ROBERTS CON-
TRACTING ($2,407.18) TO BE PAID FROM
SECONDARY ROAD & BRIDGE FUNDS;
"INVOICE TIMOTHY J. McFARLAND
($1,927.50) JULY 1996 TO BE PAID FROM
INVOICES PREBLE-RISH, INC.:
GULF COUNTY BERM INSPECTION
($200.00) TO BE PAID FROM FEMA
CAPE SAN BLAS PIER ($3,500.00) -
TO BE PAID FROM FRDAP GRANT'
GULF COUNTY STORMWATER
($4,000.00) TO BE PAID FROM THE GULF
COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN;
HIGHLAND VIEW BOAT RAMP
($4,000.00) TO BE PAID FROM BOATING
GULF COUNTY ROAD BOND PAVING
PROGRAM ($6,631.50) TO BE PAID FROM
THE 1995 ROAD PAVING BOND;
BEACHES WATER SYSTEM DESIGN
($500.00) TO BE PAID FROM BEACHES
SHIP PROGRAM REQUEST TO SUB-
CORRECTION TO MINUTES-Upon
motion by Commissioner Hammond, sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved the follow-
ing correction to the July 31, 1996 minutes
regarding the Highland View Water System
B Upon moon by .Conymissioner
Harmond, second ,by ICommissioner
S Yeager, and 3-0 vote, the Board agreed to
S pay off the Highland View Water System
Bonds. Payment on the Bond s to be made
with available funds from the Highland
View Water System Bond Interest and
Sinking Funds. Any remaining payment will
be made from District III Special Projects
and Recreation Funds.
0 ADVERTISE TO ACCEPT BIDS -
VEHICLE FOR MAINTENANCE DEPART-
MENT-Upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved to advertise to accept bids for a
vehicle for the Maintenance Department.
AMBULANCE SERVICE BILLING-
Commissioner Hammond commended
South Gulf County EMS Director McGuffin
on the progress made on the .Ambulance
AWARD BID (#9596-41) REFINISH-
ING OF CHAIRS-Upon motion' by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Hammond, and unanimous
vote, the Board awarded bid no. 9596-41
for the refinishing of 50 to 90 auditorium
chairs to Reeves Refinishing in the amount
of $45.00 per chair.
With no further business and upon
motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner. Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the meeting adjourned at 7:53 p.m., E.D.T.
Billy E. Traylor
Benny C. Lister
la Catholic, state runner-up in
1995; Jacksonville Episcopal
fourth and Port St. Joe fifth in
The top runners in the dis-
trict are: Gabe and Germain
Clark, Brian Hoffman, and Chaz
Phillips. Each of these runners
received All-State honors in 1995.
"This could be the best team
we have had here," said Coach
State of Florida
Notice of Agency Action
on Permit Application
The Department gives notice of Its issuance of per-
mit DF032915751 to fill an area of manmade wet-
lands and to construct a stormwater treatment
system with two stormwater outfall structures to
the roadside drainage system at the Intersection of
County Road 386 A and 5th Street in Mexico
Persons whose substantial, interests are affected by
the Department's proposed permitting decision
may petition for an administrative determination
(hearing) in accordance with Section 403.087,
Florida Statutes. The petition must conform to the
requirements of Florida Administrative Code
Chapters 62-103 and 28-5: and must be filed
(received) In the Department's Office of General
Counsel, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-2400, within fourteen (14) days.of
publication of this notice. Failure to file a petition
within the fourteen (14) days constitutes a waiver
of any right such person has to an administrative
determination- (hearing) pursuant to Section
120.57, Florida Statutes.
The petition shall contain the following Informa-
tion: (a) The name, address and telephone number
of each petitioner, the applicant's name and
address, the Department Permit File Number and
the county in which the project is proposed; (b) A
statement of how and when each petitioner
received notice of the Departments action or pro-
posed action; (c) A statement of how each petition-
er's substantial interests, are affected by the
Department's action or proposed action; (d) A
statement of the material facts disputed by peti-
tioner. if any; (e) A statement of facts which peti-
tioner contends warrant reversal or modification of
the Department's action or proposed action; (0) A
statement of which rules or statutes petitioner con-
tends require reversal or modification of the
Department's action or proposed action; and (g) A
statement of the relief sought by petitioner, stating
Gowan. "We have talent, experi-
ence, and a group of young men
that are very coachable. Our goal
this season is to improve each
week and try to be one of the top
teams in the state. If the team
will make a commitment to work-
ing hard, I really believe that we
will be one of the teams who
could make a run at the state ti-
precisely the action petitioner wants' me
Department to lake with respect to 'the
Department's action or proposed acuon.
If a petition is filed. the adminl trauhe hearing
process is designed to formulate agency action.
Accordingly, the Department a final acuon may be
different from the proposed .agency action.
Therefore, persons who may not wish to file a peti-
tion may wish to intervene in the proceeding. A
petition for Intervention mast be filed pursuant to
Rule 28-5.207, Florida Administrative .Code, at
least five (5) days before the final hearing and be
filed with the hearing officer if one has been
assigned at the Dlvision of Administratve
Hearings. Department of Administration. 1230
Apalachee Parkway. Tallahassee, Florida 32399-
1500. If no hearing officer has been assigned, the
petitlon'ls to be filled with the Deparutment's Office
of1" General Counsel. 2600 Blair Stone Road.
Tallahassee. Florida 32399-2400. Failure to peti-
.tlon to Intervene within the allowed ime frame
constitutes a waiver of any right such person has
to request a hearing under Section :120.57, Florida
The application is available for Inspection Monday
through Friday except for legal holidays. 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m.. at 2353 Jenks Avenue. Panama City.
Itc, September 12. 1996.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
Notice Is hereby given thaL pursuant to Chapter
865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned intends
to register with the Division of Corporations,
Department of State, the fictitious, trade name
under which it will be engaged in business and in
which said business Is to be carried on. to-wit:,
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: 'Gall' Fashion Plus.
MAILING ADDRESS: 220 Reid Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456
OWNER(S): Gall Zimmerman.
Itp, September 12, 1996.
Thank you for your 17OTE AD SUPPOXT, in the
September 3. 1996, primary. The task is not complete,.
therefore, 1 sincerely ask for your vote in the
GENEVA L ELECTION
Cayr School System, as you are all aware is I1G BUSINESS.
1 have a background of business experience, as well as,
educational experience and 1 fully intend to use this'
experience to your advantage. 1 will manage our current
available resources and 1 will work to find new ones within
our school system. A well managed, efficient school system
is my commitment to you.
A VOTE FOX TEXXV
'JoTC Fo M(MAR'GUF.
/ / 'I,
THANKYOU, District 1 voters!!!
I am very grateful to all of you who voted for me for County
Commissioner, District 1. On October 1 you again have the opportunity
to cast your vote for the candidate with the education, experience, and
leadership skills needed of a public official. I would very much like to
be your voice.
Also, I invite those voters who supported another candidate to join our
team so that we can make a real difference for our District and
County. If anyone has questions, comments, or concerns please feel
free to contact me at 220 Violet Pippin Road (Dalkeith), or phone 639-
5107 (home), 229-6550 (work).
Again, thanks to all of you who voted for change. I would appreciate
your continued support and vote on October 1.
Paid Pol Adv, Jolmny Stanley, Democrat
PUSBICN (O[,TW ICE
13,271 citizens live in Gulf County.
I want to thank the many
voters from the Beaches
Area, Highland View, White
City, South Monument
Avenue, and the Constitution
area which comprises District
3 for their votes and support
in the School Board race
Yucontinued support will
now be needed more than
ever as this election will
determine your member on
the board for the next four
Please Vote for
Caroline E. Norton
Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for by Camp. Acct of Caroline Norton, Democrat
PAGE 10A THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. SEPT. 12, 1996
The Port St. Joe Sharks
handed new Head Football Coach
Chuck Gannon his first official
victory Friday night winning the
Gulf County Championship 21-6
over cross-county rival Wewa-
Friday's .win, along with a
pre-season Kick-Off Classic victo-
ry over 6A Mosley (21-14). must
have caught the eyes of state poll-
sters also. The Sharks were,
ranked fifth in Class 3A state
For the deal of your life,
see me!! ..
JAMES C. "BO"BRAY
2251 W. 23rd St.
PANAMA CITY, FL 32405
Sharks' speedster Cameron
Likely smelled the end zone
throughout the night scoring all
three Shark touchdowns, via a 60
yard punt return, 10 yard reverse
play, and 40 yard pass reception.
The Gators took advantage of
the first big break of the game
when Justin Jackson scooped up
a Shark fumble and raced 43
yards for a touchdown to give the
Gators a 6-0 lead with 4:17
remaining in the first quarter.
Likely put the Sharks on top
to stay early in the second quarter
when he received a Gator punt on
the Shark 40 yard line and raced
60 yards for a touchdown. A pan-
cake block by Jermaine Peterson
cleared the way for Likely and
Brian Jenkins' point after attempt
gave the Sharks the lead 7-6 with
10:20 remaining in the half.
C. J. Jones gave the Sharks
good field position to start the
third quarter, returning the open-
ing kickoff to the Shark 42 yard
St. Joe took' advantage of the
good field position, marching 58
yards in 11 plays, ,to go up 14-:6.
Likely scored his second touch-
down off a 10 yard reverse play.
Quarterback James Daniels
pitched the ball to running back
Brian Jenkins who handed the
ball off to Likely going' the oppo-
Jenkins provided the offen-
sive punch for the Sharks during
the drive, carrying the ball seven
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Gator fullback, Ike Mincy (35) grounds out a few tough yards against the Shark defense Friday night. Jack Husband (65) and W. T. Wills
(84) block for Mincy as a host of Sharks hang on. Matt Todd (66), Doyle Crosby (34), Davin Baxter (76), Jason Brant (44), Charlie Lanford
(30) and other unidentifiable Sharks gang up to tackle Mincy.
Champions, Beat Gators 21-6
times for 48 yards, including an STATISTICS
18 yard gallop., .. PSJ WEWA
The Sharks scored the final First Downs 11 13
points of the game late in the, Rushes/Yds. 44/196 43/218
third quarter when quarterback Passing Yards 60 9
Jarred Patterson connected with Total Yards 256 227
Likely for a 40 yard. touchdown Passes 3/5 1/4
toss. Jenkins added the extra Fumbles/Lost 1/1 3/2
point to put the Sharks on top 21 Punts 3/45 5/32
6. Penalties/Yards 4/35 4/45 '.
Offensively for the Sharks
Brian Jenkins carried the ball 16
times for 94 yards, Russell Russ,
10 carries for 65 yards, and Tyson
Pittman, 12 for 25 yards.
Doyle Crosby led all tacklers
on defense with 11, including one
tackle for a loss and one sack.
Rocky Quinn had 10 tackles,
caused a fumble, had one pass
break-up, and a tackle for a loss
on the play. Tyson Pittman had
nine tackles with four tackles for
For the Gators, Justin
Jackson had 17 tackles and Ike
Mincy had 10 to lead all tacklers,
Wewa Qffense .
Rodney Small had eight'car-
ries for 72 yards followed by
Danny Voyles with 13 for 71 yards
and Ike Mincy was 12 for 58.
Score by Quarters:
Port St. Joe 0
7 14 0
0 0 0
Cameron Likely (21) scores,
one of his three touchdowns
Friday night on this 10 yard
Five Points R/C
The Five Points R/C Flyers,
Club will hold its monthly meet-
ing on Thursday, September 19
at 7:00 p.m. in the Gulf County
Library Conference Room in Port
Any person interested in re-'
mote control airplanes is invited
to attend the meeting.
Fred Bates (left) of
Covington, Georgia proudly dis-
plays a 34-pound grouper he
caught while aboard the Never
Enough on Saturday, September
7. Lending him a hand is first
mate,. Steve Branson.
This Week's Area
For September 1 8
Bottom fishing for grouper
and snapper was excellent and
the weather was super nicel A few
large grouper, 30 to 50 pounds,
were brought to the dock.
Also, some nice' wahoo, dol-
phin, kings., and blackfln tuna
were caught offshore. In shore,
trolling for kings was spotty but
improved as the weekend arrived.
Spanish fishing is still producing
good catches of extra large fish as
well as .a few dolphin.
Speckled trout and flounder
fishing in the bay has really come
on nor that scallop season has
closed. There are schools of large
redfish feeding along the beaches
and in the shallow channels in
the head of the bay.
Remember Safety First!
For some boaters, the same
sad scene has repeated itself over
and over, sometimes with tragic
results. Before leaving the landing
or dock on your boat, make a
safety check list and don't go until
all items are present.
Those include a working
radio, life preservers, anchor with
plenty of line, flares, first aid kit,
and plenty of water or other
drinks. Last, but most important,
don't overload a boat with too
Good fishing-and may your
catches be keepers.
Captain Chuck Guilford
Locals Place High
The Marianna City Golf
Championship which, attracted
120 players was held at the
Caverns Golf Course on Saturday,
August 3rd and at Indian Springs
on Sunday, August 4th.
Because of the number of
players, those in the senior flight
played Indian Springs Saturday
and the Caverns Sunday.
A pro flight was added to the
tournament this year, with
Dwight Nevil winning first (67-70-
137). he was followed by Caverns
club pro, Clark Creamer, of
Marianna (70-72-142), Port' St
Joe's Pro Jerry Swain (73-75-
148). and Destin's Joel Velasco
Port St. Joe's Cliff Zeider shot
a net score of 131 which earned
him first in the Seniors Division.
In the accompanying photo, Don
Speed (right) of the Caverns
course is shown presenting' the
first place trophy to Cliff Zeider
ews On 'Dental ewealth
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.
^ Out of Service
You use your lower jaw
probably hundreds of times a
day without even thinking about
it. It's one of the most natural
and easiest movements in the
world when it's in proper bal-
ance and not causing any pain
or discomfort because of tem-
peromandibular joint problems.
joints are located on each side
of your head, just internal and in
front of your ear openings, and
are connected to your lower jaw.
You use your lower jaw, for ex-
ample, whenever your chew,
talk, yawn, swallow, sing, whis-
tle, etc. It may surprise you to
learn that your upper jaw does
not move at all. It is fused to the
The muscles in the upper
and lower jaws that you use for
chewing all act together to help
hold the lower jaw in proper rela-
tion to the upper jaw. But prob-
lems with the temperomandibu-
lar joints can throw your lower
jawbone out of balance, bringing
pain and discomfort when you
open and close your mouth.
When this happens, you should
seek your dentist's help as soon
Prepared as a public ser-
vice to promote better dental
health. From the office of
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D., 319
Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.
+ + + + ++ ++ ++ + + +
GULF COUNTY PLANNING
REVIEW BOARD MEETING
10:00 A.M. E.D.T.
* September 17, 1996
1) Final Plat Approval Indian Summer Development
1C 1e,'a.T e' .2 19'4 E
If you've ever thought
about getting a cellular
phone, don't miss our
ad in today's paper.
The Cellular Store
O996 360 Communications
Duck Season Date
Game and Fish Commission Sets Early Duck and Dove Dates
The Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission (GFC) recently
announced season dates for this
year's early duck and dove sea-
sons in Florida. Florida is one of
only three states that offer water-
fowl hunters the extra five-day
season that includes wood ducks.
It doesn't come without work on
the part of game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission wildlife biolo-
Diane Eggeman, GFC water-
fowl biologist, said thousands of
wood ducks have been captured
by biologists since the early 1980s
and banded to keep track of sur-
vival and hunting pressures.
Banding is just one part of the
commission's program to monitor
Florida's resident wood ducks.
Both blue-winged and green-
winged teal reproduce in the
northern United States and there
are large numbers of both
species. "This season's wood duck
number should be about average,
or similar to what they've been
over the past couple of years,"
The early duck season is set
for September 21-25. The early
season daily bag limit is any com-
bination' of four teal or wood
ducks. Nontoxic shot is required
during this season.
The first phase of the
statewide doy e season is October-
5-28 (shooting hours are from
noon to sunset). The second and
third phases are November 16-
December 1, and December 14-;
January 12. Hunters may take up
to 12 birds daily. However, only
four birds may be white-winged
doves. The possession limit Is 24
birds, and only eight may be'
For taking migratory game
birds, hunters may use shotguns
'not larger than 10-gauge, plugged
to a three-shell capacity with a
one-piece filler which cannot be
,removed- without disassembling
the gun. Also, long and compound
tbows and arrows, falconry, dogs,
artificial decoys and manual or
mouth-operated bird calls are
-legal hunting methods for migra-
'tory bird hunting.
It is illegal to bait (place feed
such as corn, wheat, salt or other
feed to constitute a lure or entice-
ment) or shoot over any baited
Commodity Distribution September 17 and 19
Recipients Must Possess A Current Commodity Card; Bring A
U. S. Department of Agricul- Recipients must have a cur- from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., CT. to Doc
ture surplus commodities will be 'rent commodity card to receive certify for commodities. 'of eligibi
distributed to eligible area .resi- their commodities. There will be ability in
dents on Tuesday and Thursday, no registration at the distribution Any household whose gross an alter
September 17th and 19th. centers. income is no.t in excess of the ,.documei
The foods will be distributed Anyone who has questions state established maximum per- simply i
at the Senior Citizen's -buildings concerning their eligibility or centage of the poverty line for the giving to
in Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka. would like to sign up should call appropriate household size or
The distribution in Port St. Joe 229-9112. 639-5068, or come by who can prove its eligibility for
will be on Tuesday, September the commodity office in the Gulf Food Stamps. Aid to Families with Rule
17th from 1 until 3 p.m., ET, and County Courthouse prior to these Dependent Children (AFDC), ticlpatior
the distribution in Wewahitchka dates. Wewahitchka residents Supplemental Security Income same for
will be on Thursday. September may come to the Old Courthouse (SSI). or Medicaid is eligible to to race,
19th, from 12 until 2 p.m., CT. on Wednesday, September 18th. receive the USDA foods.' sex or he
First Union National Bank Is
Host To WalkAmerica Breakfast
September is here and "Walk".
Lime Is fast drawing near. Several
businesses around town will be
fielding "Walk" teams. Gulf Pines
Hospital. Arizona Chemical, First
Union, Hambrick Construction.
360W Communications and the
Department of Corrections are
just a few of the teams participat-
ing in the Walk.
WalkAmerica supports the
March of Dimes Campaign for'
. Healthier Babies. The campaign
mission is to Improve the health
of America's babies by preventing
birth defects and low birthweight
and promoting prenatal health
care. The MOD Invites everyone to
help out in this endeavor by walk-
Ing with them.
.-,F-irsti.',hion"'"N tional Bank
will be hosting a' breakfast meet-
ing Thursday. September 19 at 8
a.m. at the bank. Coffee and
doughnuts will be served.
Everyone Interested is invited to
attend. This is a good time for
local business to get Information
There will be an opportunity
to pre-register for the Walk on
Thursday. September 26 at First
Union National Bank. The March
of Dimes WalkAmerica will' be.
held on September 28th.
Registration Is at 8:30 a.m. and
the Walk will begin at 9:30 a.m.
Envelopes can be picked up
at the bank. 360 Communi-
cations and the Chamber of
Commerce. After the walk.
Hungry Howle's and Subway will
be providing a delicious lunch.
Please join them in their "Walk" to
make America's babies be born
For more information, please
call First Union at, 229-8282 or
the Marc --of Dimes at 785-6460.
uments accepted as proof
lity include pioof of eligi-
the above programs. As
native to providing such
nts. a household may
complete an. application
tal household income.
*s for acceptance and par-
n in the program are the
r everyone without regard
color, national origin, age.
St. Vincent Hosts
Florida Coastal Cleanup Day
Is scheduled for Saturday,
-September 21st. St. Vincent
Island will again be one of the
cleanup sites in the area.
Volunteers who participate in the
cleanup of, St. Vincent Island's
beach will be given a tour of the
island after lunch.
Because of limited space,
reservations are required.
Volunteers interested in particl-
pating can contact St. Vincent
National Refuge. P. 0. Box 447,
Apalachlcola, Florida 32329. or
call (904) 653-8808.
SAdvertsing Paya-Call 227-1278 or 229-8997
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, 1996 PAGE 1B
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Thank You District One
As a County Commissioner candidate for District
# One, I thank you very much for your vote and
,support I received to
advance me to the
October 1st Democratic
.'Being experienced in
politics, through my Q '
husband who was a
politician for 10. years,
gives me the knowledge
of what you, the voters,
i is-honesty, fairness
integrity and credibility
to serve you. I feel [I
know how to get the job
done and'done right.
Mary Ellen Gortman
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Thank You to tho
Voters of Gulf Countg
Your vote and support during the first
Democratic primary has been heartwarming. It is
difficult to express the depth of my appreciation to
those who cast their ballot for me. Now, I need
your continued support and ask that you be sure
to vote for me again in the second primary.
I also ask that those who voted for others no
longer in the race now seriously consider my can-
didacy. These were worthy opponents arid have my
utmost respect as dedicated educators. I sincerely
feel that I can earn your respect and your vote if
you will give me a chance.
Questions and concerns arise during the
course of a campaign that candidates are some-
times unaware need addressing. Please call me at
904-639-2855 if you need information on where I
stand on issues which may be troubling you. It is
my style to be honest, open, and accessible.
Please make your way to the polls on October
1st and cast your vote for Jerry Kelley as Gulf's
Thank you again.
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FMP Charges Trio With Felony Littering Thanks Thanks Thanks
Two St. Joe Beach Men, One From Mexico Beach, Cited For Dumping On Private Property
According to a press release
from the Florida Marine Patrol,
two St. Joe Beach men and one
Mexico Beach man have been
recently charged with felony litter-
ing. These charges stem from an
investigation started when
numerous piles of debris were
located in woods off Highway 98
between St. Joe Beach and
Highland View in .Gulf County.
This land was found to be owned
by a local paper mill and permis-
sion hadn't been granted for the
Charles David Tlpton, 56, of
St. Joe Beach with sons, Bobby
Lynn Tipton, 26, also. of St. Joe
Beach, .and Charles Birdette
Tipton, 35, of Mexico Beach have
each been charged with one felony
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Owners and Renters
With hurricane season not
over until November 1, officials of
"the Federal Emergency Manage-
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renters and property owners-
especially those in Atlantic and
Gulf Coast states-to purchase
flood Insurance policies now to
provide financial protection. from
floodwaters and storm, surge.
"Buying flood Insurance is
one of the most important things
anyone can do to help'themselves
recover from a flood' disaster,"
FEMA Director James Lee Witt
said. "Recent changes in the law
allow us to make sure that more
people have this coverage and
keep it." '
The National Flood Insurance
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FEMA, makes federally-backed
flood insurance available in com-
munities that adopt and enforce
floodplain management ordi-
nances to reduce future flood
Currently, nearly 3.4 million
NFIP policies representing over
$330 billion worth of coverage are
in force in more than 18,000 par-
ticipating communities. Flood
insurance may be purchased
from insurance companies and
licensed insurance agents, the
same ones that sell homeowners
or automobile coverage.
"Flood losses are not covered
by homeowner's or -business
insurance policies," Witt said.
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chased separately, and is avail-
able only in communities that
participate in the NFIP. And peo-
ple need to keep in. mind that
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cy becomes effective."
For a single-family home, the'
maximum coverage amounts are
$250,000 for the structure and
$100,000 for its contents.
Maximum coverages for business-
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$500,000 for contents.
There are two important
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period. First, there 16 no waiting
period following the initial pur-
chase of flood insurance when
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we've taken the
hassle out of pre-
qualifying for a
new or used car
count of littering.
In early January, Charles D.
Tipton, working under the busi-
ness name St. Joe Tree and
Stump Removal, was contracted
by a Mexico Beach property rental
agency to demolish and remove
an old wooden house and a large,
cedar tree located on property
managed by the rental agency.
The work was done by the
Tiptons and debris generated
from the work consisted of large
amounts of wood, roofing shin-
gles, glass, pipe, tree limbs, and
even a sink and toilet. This debris
was then illegally dumped less
than a 1/2 mile of their work site,
even though a licensed dump site
was only five miles away.
Littering is classified as a.
third degree felony if the debris is
a hazardous waste, is more than
100 cubic feet in volume, is more
than 500 pounds in weight, or is
dumped for commercial purposes.'
The maximum sentence for felony
littering is five years In jail and/or
a fine of $5,000.
The Florida Marine Patrol
inherited the responsibility of
conducting environmental inves-
tigations when the Department of
merged with the Department of
Natural Resources to form the
Department of Environmental
Protection. To meet the demands
"of this merger, and the new
responsibilities it has placed on
the Patrol, the Panama City office
established an investigative
This squad is tasked primari-
ly with the investigation of envi-
ronmental crimes, boating homi-
cides, title frauds involving ves-
sels, and resource related crimes.
The squad works closely with the
Regulatory side of the department
and also the local State Attorney's
office, while conducting investiga-
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A very special THANKS from
the Tommy Knox family to the
fine people of Gulf County who
voted for me. It makes a person
feel-great inside to be a part of
and a resident from Gulf County.
Everybody who either voted
for, or against Tommy Knox,
needs to take another good, seri-
ous look at him on October 1.
Whether you like him or hot, he
does stand behind his word and
what you see is what you get. I
feel like everybody should be
treated fairly and equally in this
county regardless of where you
I am the type of person who
likes to see us shop at home, in
our county. Our businesses need
our support in order that they
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dollars in Gulf County, they will
help the communities grow and
everybody will see great benefits
from it. The bottom line is:
Tommy Knox IS FOR GIVING
local and county businesses the
FIRST option on any items to be
purchased with county taxpayer's
I have always been a working
man and always will, I have had
to work hard for what I have,
nobody gave me anything. I can
relate to the people who work for
the county, or -the commercial
fisherman who still tries real hard
to make a living or the nice
woman who checks you out at the
dollar store, I know where they
are coming from. I understand
the needs of the older'people on
fixed incomes and the need to
prevent increases in taxes,
whether they are a utility tax or a
property tax, we must work with-
in our means.
Just remember I will be just a
phone call or a few; miles away
from assisting you if elected. You
can come by my house, and feel
welcome and sit on the front
porch in the rocking chair and
discuss your concerns and needs.
On October 1-remember that
man "TOMMY KNOX" FAMILY
MAN, WORKING MAN YOUR
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This is my pledge to the
people of Gulf County
* I will do my utmost to provide the best
possible programs for our students
* I will treat each school fairly and impartially.
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system in an efficient and responsible man-
Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for by Camp. Acct. of Jerry Kelley, Democrat
Advocate Needed For Area.
Health & Human Services Bd.
A search is underway to find,
a new member to fill a seat on the
HRS District 2 Health and Human
Services Board. Residents of any
of the 14 counties served by the
board are eligible for membership.
Those counties include: Bay,
Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden,
Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson,
Leon, Liberty, Madison; Taylor,
Wakulla and Washington County.
Members of the citizens board
oversee state dollars that are
spent to meet health and social
service needs in the area. Persons
interested In serving on the'
District 2 Board should have
demonstrated an interest in such
The deadline for new applica-
tions is Monday, October 21.
Persons who have previously
applied for board membership,
will be considered in the selection
process and need not reapply.
As required by law, board
members represent this area's'
population in terms of age, gender
and ethnic background. Appli-
cations will be reviewed by a
select committee who will then
recommend a list of candidates to
the governor to make a selection.
For an application or more
information on how to apply for
board membership contact Ima
Brown at (904) 488-0569.
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WARREN RODDENBERRY FRANKLIN COUNTY
P. 0. Box 638
EASTPOINT, FLORIDA 32328
July 8, 1996
To Whom It May Concern:
It has recently been brought to my attention rumors are circulating
suggesting James A. Williams was forced to, leave the Franklin
County Sheriff's Office. I'd like to take this opportunity to set
the record, straight.
Jimmy Williams faithfully served the Franklin County Sheriff's
Office for eighteen years. He was my Chief Deputy for over seven
years. During this time I can in all honesty say that I did not
have a more faithful, loyal,i dedicated to the service of the
department- employee than Jimmy Williams. He is a knowledgeable,
professional law enforcement officer.
When he decided to resign from this office to return to Gu4.Lf County
to run for the office of Sheriff', we threw'a farewell 'party.,.fbr
him. On February 29, 1996 over 150 people attended. Some from. as
far away- as Crystal River. All came to bid a fine man a fond
farewell and wish him the best of luck i.n the upcoming. election..
Jimmy Williams left this department in good standing. In no way
was he forced to leave. He left of his own accord. If there are
any further questions, please give me a call.
Warren Roddenberry, /
Franklin County Sherifff
Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for by Camp. Acct. of Jimmy Williams, Democrat
Navy Petty Officer 3rd class
Henry B. Combs, son of Richard
M. and Cheryl A. Combs of Port
St. Joe, has departed on a four-
!?month South American deploy-
ment aboard the destroyer USS
Combs is one of'more than
"3,',30O sailors aboard the ship which
, departed Mavport as' arL of a four
/; ship U. S. -force to p&rticlpate in
Unitas 37, an exercise involving
'- the'U. S Navy along with .Marine
,and'Coast Guard units and the
nhvies of most South American
The deployment began in
Puerto Rico and circumnavigates
the South American continent,
traveling through the Panama
C* anal and around the horn at the
southern tip of the continent.
During Unitas, the U. S. military
forces and the navies from
Venezuela, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile,
Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay and
Colombia operate together and
conduct a wide variety of mutual-
ly beneficial exercises. The exer-
cise also promotes the common
bond of friendship between the
Americas and mutual respect
among professional sailors and
Destroyers, like Combs' ship,
have traditionally been the vork-
horses of the U. S. Navy, defend-
ing amphibious, replenishment
and battle groups against threats
from land, sea, and air.
Combs is a 1992 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School.
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PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, 1996
1 ,W. e
By Linda Whitfield
Student Of The Week
is Zach Barnes
Linda Lawrence chose fourth
grader Zach Barnes to be the
"Student of the Week". Zach
enjoys such things as studying
his homework, and watching
"Nick in the Afternoon". His
favorite color is blue and his
favorite song is "T.L.C."
When he grows up, Zach
would like to be a baseball player
because he thinks he is good at it.
He would also like to visit Hawaii.
Zach says that he enjoys school
very much. Zach will receive a free
pizza from Howie's Pizza Kitchen
on Highway 71. Congratulations
to Zach. I know his mother, Rosa
Barnes is proud of him tool
The third grades have been
doing a little studying on the fun-
damentals of football. For a spe-
cial treat, Head Coach Wayne
Flowers came to the school and
explained "football". One of the
funniest explanations I ever heard
of football was the one -with Andy
Griffith. It was titled, "What it
was, was football."
Coach Flowers told, the stu-
dents that good grades, respect.
and hard was what was needed
Port St. Joe Elementary School
Students Of The Week
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week" .. Chloe
Warren, Devin Guillot, Angelica
Driesbach, Brandy Oakley, Kale
Guillot, Nikkitta Bobzien, Colleen
Falbe and Eric Harris..
Our P.T.O. is collecting dues
for membership, The cost is $2.00
per parent and our goal is to have
every parent join. Please send in
your money today.
Progress reports for the first
nine weeks grading period will be
sent home on Friday,. September
13th. If you would like to sched-
ule a parent/teacher conference.
_please call 227-1221. .
p P.T.O. Open House ,,
Parents are invited to attend
our first Open House of the school
year. It will be held from 7 to 8
p.m. on Thursday. September 19.
Let's all get involved in our school.
School' will not be held on .
October 3rd and 4th due to
Teacher Inservice days.
Our annual Fall Festival will
be held on Saturday, October
26th. Many volunteers will be
needed to make it a success, so
Our school is once again col-
lecting General Mills cereal box
tops. Please send box tops to
Our Positive Action word for
the week is healthy. If your child
brings a lunch or snack to school.
please make sure it is nutritious.
here are some examples: carrot
sticks, cherries, grapes, apple,:
hard boiled egg, graham crackers,
watermelon, tangerines, cante-
lope, pears, radishes, popcorn,
,peanuts, celery and many more.
Now doesn't that sound yummy?
Post' Office Workers,
Congratulations to the follow-
ing students for being selected
Post Office 'Workers. They will be
responsible for the operation of
our Bulldog Post Office.
Collins Abrams, Brittany
Alford, Sam Amerson, Sumner
Baggett, Jeff Bailey, Raye Bailey,
Schcora Baker,' Alisha, Barber,
Lakeata Beachum, Becky Belin,
Tiffany Bellew, Danielle Bellinger,
Stephen Besore, Brian Bizek,
Jessica Bland, Randi Boddye,
Taneisha Bowens, Woodrow
Cherry, Julia Comforter, Jona-
than Cope, Tommy Curry, James
Daniels, Ashby Davis, Brittany
DiBenedetto, Trena Edge, Angela
Fisher, Jessica Ford, Kristen
Garcia, Molly Garrett, Michael
Gay, Margaret. Gibson, Shena
Glenn, Kale Guillot.
Ashley Haddock, Bethany
Haisten, Lesley Hall, Victor
Hamilton, Eric Harris, Santana
Harris, Russ Harrison, Chris
Hendricks, William Hinson, Jolie
Hogan, Kayla Jefferson, A. J.
Jiminez, Carla Johnson, Brian
Jones, Tessi Layfield. Tom Levins,
Shelton Lewis, Nabrisha McGo-
wan, Katie Mahaffey, Jason
Mathes, Moses Medina, Melissa
Nixon, Randy Powell, Lloyd Price.
Nicholas Reynolds, Jenny
Roberts, Zach Roney, Randi
Sasser, Jessica Sherrill, Andrew
Spires, Tiffani Steward, B. J.
Strickland, Libby Swan, Cheyne
Todd, Hank Watford, John
Watkins, Sciandra Watson, Tyler
Weimorts, Shanna Wester, Bobby
White, Randall White, Preston
Wigsten, Jerome Williams, Tris-
tan Williams, Whitney Young, and
And The Winners Are ...
Last week our fourth, fifth
and sixth grade student voted for'
their choice for the offices of
Sheriff. Superintendent and-
Property Appraiser of Gulf
County. And the winners are .. .
Sheriff-Frank McKeithen; Su-
perintendent-Jerry Kelley: and
Property Appraiser-Kesley Col-
Student Government Officers
The winners of our Student
Government elections are as fol-
; lows: Mayor-James Daniels: City
manager-Josh Watkins; and City
Clerk-T. C. Woullard. These stu-,
dents will be working with their
sponsor. Brenda Wood, to make a
positive difference for our school.
Faith Christian School
Faith Christian School will
have 'an open house this
Thursday evening, September.
12th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Parents
of children in grades K-5 through
12 are invited to visit their stu-
dents' classrooms and then come
to the auditorium to bid our prin-
cipal,' Rev. Fred Goebert, farewell.
The Goebert family will. be
leaving Port St Joe for their new
home in Athens, Michigan and
will be greatly missed by all. Mr.
Goebert has played a major part
in the lives of many young people
in the 15 years of ministry here in
this area. We wish to invite all our
past students, parents, and
friends to join us for this occa-
The Christmas card sale
started with a BANG and is going
strong. The top two sales persons
for the first day were Suzanne
Davis- and Jeffrey Pitt's. Grade
four and the combined classes of
7 10-12th were the tops of day one
and two and their teachers, Marge
Lundquist and Mazie Stone were
the honored teachers to wear the
"Victory and Turkey Hats"!
The competition is keen and a
lot of fun. All the students who
sell at least 10 items during the
first five days will be treated to
lunch. The sales program lasts
only two weeks and ALL orders
must be turned in by Thursday,
Last week Michelle Teat's sci-
ence classes in grades six, seven
and eight participated in the
put on by the Biological Science
Department of Florida State
This educational marine life
program at the FSU lab sites at
Turkey Point and Alligator Point is
designed. for middle and junior
high school students. It provides
the opportunity for them to learn,
through hands-on experience
about the coastal marine environ-
ment, the creatures that live
there, and the relationships that
for football players. He also par-
ticipated in a question and
answer session. The questions
were very intelligent. We appreci-
ate his coming.
We have a slight change in
our school calendar. In-Service
has been changed to October 3
and 4. Please mark your calen-
Need To Know
Does your child need .a bicy-
cle helmet? On January 1, 1997,
the helmet law will take effect.
Mr. Kelley and the staff of
WES would like to extend its
deepest sympathy to the family of
Cathy Causey. Mrs. Causey, a
valued employee of the Gulf
County School system, died from
complications from kidney failure.
Mrs. Causey had been ill a num-
ber of years, but the sweet smile
never left her face. Our sympathy
goes out to her husband and fam-
Annabelle Gaskin Education Fund
The proposal from Sarah
Owens Hammock and Phillip
Gaskin honors their grandmoth-
er, Annabelle Gaskin, a former
third grade teacher at WES, for
her dedication, and untiring
efforts to insure that reading was
and is fundamental in education.
The $50 savings bond will be
given to one student out of each of
the third grade classes at WES
who reads the most books during
the "Book It" program.
Mrs. Gaskin is fondly remem-
bered by her students and espe-
cially her grandchildren, for read-
ing stories aloud. For some, it was
the only time someone made an
effort to read aloud to them.
The savings bonds will be
awarded upon the completion of
the "Book It" program at the end
of the 1996-97 school year. This
award is ongoing and will contin-
ue as long as there is mutual
interest by administrators and
Parents, progress reports will
be sent home on Friday,
September 13. All students will
From the Principal of
by Larry A. Mathes
PROGRESS REPORTS! --
This Friday every student
should bring home his/her 4 1/2
week progress report for each
class taken the first term. Insist
that your student produce these
reports-we'll insist that they sign
the copies so you can see that
they did receive them. Make them
responsible for getting them to
Well, the shouting is all over
and the Sharks, after a first half
scare, pulled out a 21-6 win in a
hard-fought, well-played game.
The Sharks showed superior team
speed and conditioning in the sec-
ond half which, along with their
edge in experience and strength,
wore down the Gators.
The Gators showed an
aggressive running game and
tough defense against the run,
but lack of experience and aggres-
siveness in the secondary hurt
the Gators at crucial times.
A lot of comments after the
game, along with those that
enjoyed the game, centered
around the bands. The Gator
band looked like it will continue
to show well, especially with each
week of practice, and the Shark.
band showed that they are
rebuilding and ready to make
their fans proud after a couple of
slack years. Bands lend a lot to
both programs, so if you are
asked to help, do what you can.
This week, the Gators host
Havana at 7:00 in Wewa. The
Gladiators are huge and fast, so
the Gators will again be facing a
formidable opponent. Pre-sale,
tickets (Adults $3.00 & Students
$2.00), will be sold at the WHS
office, Friday only, until 2:00 p.m.
prices at the gate will be higher
($4.00 & $4.00). If you want to
save money, plan to pre-buy your
tickets at the high school on
Friday mornings. Junior varsity
games will be $3.00 at the gate for
everyone (no pre-sale).
Have you received a request
to donate to 'the Gold Card pro-
gram? If you have, please respond
with a donation. This program
uses every dollar donated to
reward students for academic
performance. Send donations to
the Gulf County Gold Card Club,
P. 0. Box 1051, Port St. Joe, FL
32457. Please help to continue
exist between the two.
The students collect speci-
mens, from the sea anenome to
sea horses, by boat with a trawl
net and by wading in shallow
water with a beach seine. These
are examined and classified as to
kind and purposes in the food
chain of our local marine life.t
They learn from the FSU instruc-
tors and students how they fit
into the sea's web of existence.
Moreover, the staff endeavors
to make the student aware of the
interdependence of the people in
this area and the sea life of our
estuaries and bays. It was a most
enlightening and enjoyable field
We are reminded in Psalm
24:1, "The earth is the Lord's, and,
all it contains, the world, and all'
those who dwell in it." As God's
servants we represent 'His interest.
here and should protect and wise-
ly use our natural resources as
this reward program.
School pictures (for purchase
and for the yearbook) were taken
Monday. Please plan to purchase
these when they come in. And
then, order a yearbook Call
Debbie Cole, 639-2228, and order,
one for this year. Everyone always
says, "Don't quit having an annu-
al yearbook", but each year sales
go down. They won't print them if
you don't order them, so please, if
you want It continued, order onel
Parents, alumni, let us hear from
Volleyballers lost their first
game to Liberty County High
School last week, but hope to
bounce back Tuesday' and'
Thursday at home this week. Try
to see a match. Home matches
usually, start around 4 p.m.
Support these girls
Congratulations go to those
seeking office in Gulf County-
those who won or made a run-off,
and to those that didn't. I think it
was a clean, mud-free campaign,
which cannot be said for all our
surrounding counties. Get out
and vote in the run-offs, and con-
gratulate all for how the election
campaign was conducted!
Tour GCI Annex
Fifty-five sixth graders from
Wewahitchka Elementary School
toured the recently completed
west annex of Gulf Correctional
Institution on Wednesday morn-
ing, August 28th. The trip was
arranged and coordinated by the
Wewahitchka Woman's Club.
Students, their teachers and
chaperones, visited the dormito-
ries, the lock-up unit for unruly
inmates, the dining facility, and
the area where visits between
inmates and their families take
place. They met three of the
prison bloodhounds and their
trainers, Sergeant McCorvey and
Major Price and Lieutenant
Potts of GCI were the tour leaders
and relayed to the students many
grim realities of prison life show-
ing them first hand the austerity
of a correctional institution. Other
GCI employees assisting were
Officer Riley and prison chaplain
Following the tour, members
of the Woman's Club served
refreshments to the group. Madge
Semmes who arranged the trip
was assisted by club members
"Tweeta" Gaskin and Barbara
Before returning to their
school, the group viewed a video
entitled "Life on the Inside". This
documentary prepared by the
Department of Corrections was
filmed inside Florida prisons and
features interviews with inmates,
all of whom paint a stark picture
of life behind the razor wire.
Teachers accompanying the
students included Bryan Baxley,
Deborah Baxley, Rebecca
Birmingham, and Sue McDaniel.
Slow own A
By: Matthew White
Congratulations to the Port
St. Joe High Shark football team.
Two weeks ago, in the Kick-Off
Classic the Sharks beat the
Mosley Dolphins 21 to 14, and in
their first game of the season, the
Sharks beat the Wewa Gators 21
to six. Good job, Sharks!
the junior varsity
opened their season
at Bay High. This
young group lost a
hard-fought game by
the score of 12-6.
the boys' cross
country team trav-
eled to Blakely,
Georgia for the first
meet of the season.
Port St. Joe placed first with 43
Gabe Clark placed first
among the 137 runners with a
time of 16:24; and Germain Clark
placed second with a time of
16:36. Placing fourth was Chad
Thompson with a time of 17:45.
Other runners from St. Joe
were Keion McNair-14th; Nick
Sweazy-15th; Eric Sellers-22nd;
Jeff Schweikert-45th; Clay
Smallwood-54th; and Josh
Haddock-95th. Well done, Sharks!
Congratulations to Gena
Johnson, who has the distinction
of being the first member of the
Class of '97 to receive a college
acceptance notice. She has been
accepted to the University of West
Florida. Way to go, Gena.
By: Jo Hernandez
New Members Are Need
'As another school
begins, the need fori- `pe
serve on various school
tees arises. We are curr
need of six parents to serve
School Advisory Council..
What is SAC, you ask?
is a very important part
our school can run smooUt
year, improve things
around our campus for o
dren, and set goals for im
their educational needs.
Does this sound like
thing you'd like to be a pi
know of someone that w
perfect to serve? If so, plea
" in the names of any pare
you feel' would represent
committee well. Once we
list of names, we will co
votes for these peop
announce who has been
Carnival Planning .
A PTO/Carnival meet
held recently and plans
annual Halloween Carniv
begun. If you were not
attend this meeting and
like to help in any way
contact the school office a
your name and phone
Someone from the commi
By: Tanya Varnum
"STUDENTS OF THE WEEK" AND
The "Students of the Week"
are Maclain Howse for the sev-
enth grade and Matt Caswell for
the eighth grade. Cheskia Gant is
the seventh grade "Shooting
Star". That's the way to do itl
MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS'
Congratulations to the Port
St. Joe Middle School girls volley-
ball team for winning the games
played against Wewahitchka. The
first game was a score of 15 to 2,
and the second game was 15 to
12. GREAT JOB, LADY SHARKS!
MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL
The first Port St. Joe Middle
School football game will be
(today) Thursday, September 12
at 5:00 p.m., and it will be played
against Blountstown. We are hop-
ing that the first home game of
Congratulations are in order
for Emily Thompson. She was
the only junior who passed every
HSCT skill on the mathematics
Thanks Band Boosters!
Thanks to the parents' for their
help in the Band
stand Rick and
Laura Follin, Jim
and Cindy Belin,
Rhonda Thiel, Rock
and Karen Salzer. A
special thanks to Phil
Earley for donating a
tank of propane gas.
Reminder to the parents that
"Just To Let you Know"
progress reports will be sent home
with students this Friday,
I Registration deadline for the
SAT to be given at P.S.J.H.S. on
October 12 is Friday, September
Registration is now under way
for the PSAT to be given to inter-
ested sophomores and juniors on
October 15. The fee of $8.50 must
be paid in the guidance office by
Congratulations to Mr.
Bouington and the Band of Gold
on the super job they did at the
football game Friday night! I 1
I hope everyone has a nice
and safe week!
Highland View Elementary
led For call you. Remember, October will
be here before we know it, so
1 year please help support our PTO.
ommit-o Progress Reports. /'Just To Let
entlyin You Knows ...
e on the Many things are new this
school year with block scheduling
? Well, it and nine (9) week grading peri-
of how ods. We are pleased to tell you
her each that we will be sending each stu-
in and dent in our school a progress
ur chil_- report every nine weeks. This will
ur chril take place at the end of the 4 1/2
proving week time frame of the grading
period to give you an indicator of
e some- how your child is doing in all
art of or areas.
wouldd be The first reports will go home
nts sethnat on September 13. Ask your child
unr SAC for his or her report. Should you
have a for some reason not get a report,
unt the please let us know.
le, and Adopt-A-Class Begins .
Elected Our Adopt-A-Class program
is under way. This program
requires a $100 donation, with
ing was the monies being used to enhance
for our the classroom, teacher in pur-
ral have chasing additional educational
able to items that they may need. If you
A would are an individual or business that
, please is interested in helping our stu-
nd leave dents at Highland View
number. Elementary, please call the office
tted will at 227-1888.
the season will be a success.
THANKS, BAND BOOSTERS
Thanks to the following for
their help in the Band Boosters'
concession stand Rick and
Nathan Wisdahl, Laura Follin,
Jim and Cindy Belin, Marie
Shurrum, Patricia Kallman,
Louise Varnum, Rhonda Thiel,
Rock and Karen Salzer. A special
thanks to Phil Earley for donating
a tank of propane gas.
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
By: Chris A. Earley
P.T.S.O.---James Craig, Parent
Teacher Student Organization
President has set the date for the
first P.T.S.O. meeting as follows:
September 16, 6:00 P.M.
Parents are requested to
attend and become active mem-
bers. The P.T.S.O. has become an
integral part of Port St. Joe Middle
School and each parent is urged
to become active.
athletics are in full swing and
everyone is invited to come and
support the teams. Below you will
find schedules for games in
September. These are:
12th Football B'town H 5:00
16th Volleyball Wewa A 5:00
17th Volleyball B'town A 5:00
19th Volleyball C'Belle A 5:00
19th Football Wakulla H 6:00
26th Football Fla. High. H 5:00
26th Volleyball C'Belle H 5:00
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, 1996
IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA. IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
WILLIAM H. BLAKE.
DAVID S. MARTIN and
ULLIE B. PRICE, deceased,
and her unknown heirs and devisees,
Defendants. CASE NO. 96-289CA
COMES NOW the Plaintiff, WILLIAM H.
BLAKE, by and through his undersigned attorney,
and files this his Complaint against the above
named Defendants, and alleges:
1. This s an action to foreclose on a mortgage
and note on real and personal property In Gulf
2. Plaintiff owns and holds said mortgage and
promissory note, a copy being attached hereto and
made a part hereof.
2. That the Defendants. DAVID S. MARTIN
and ULLIE B. PRICE, executed and delivered said
mortgage and note to the Plaintiff on the 14th day
of October. 1994, securing the same to the Plaintiff,
and which mortgage was recorded In Official
Records Book 174 at page 221 of the public records
of Gulf County. Florida, and which mortgaged the
property described therein In Gulf County, Florida.
3.. That the Defendants have defaulted under
said agreement by failing to pay the payments on
said mortgage and note, the last payment having
been made May 11, 1996 for the December, 1995
4. That there is due and payable to the
Plaintiff the sum of $8,937.38 as of the 15th day of
December, 1995, plus interest from the 16th day of
5. Plaintiff declares the full amount due
under said mortgage, security agreement and note.
6. Plaintiff Is obligated to pay the under-
signed attorney a reasonable attorney's fee for his
services herein and costs of these proceedings.
WHEREFORE. Plaintiff demands Judgment against
the Defendants for principal and Interest due to the
Plaintiff, together with costs of these proceedings
and a reasonable attorney's fee and will order the
property sold by the Clerk of this Court and apply
the proceeds of the sale, first to the cost of sale and
Plaintiffs attorney's fees and, secondly, to the pay-
ment of Interest and principal due the Plaintiff and
If there is Insufficient funds to pay the balance of
Interest and principal to the Plaintiff,'that the
Court then determine the amount of such deficien-
cy and award the Plaintiff a deficiency decree
against the Defendants and that said order autho-
rize the Plaintiff to bid on the said property up to
the amount of the final Judgment without the
necessity to pay In cash to the Clerk of the Court,
and that the right, title, interest and clalm of
Defendants since the filing of lIs pendens herein be
/s/ DAVID C. GASKIN
Florida Bar No. 027928
Attorney for Plaintiff
P. Box 185
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
WILLIAM H. BLAKE,
DAVID S. MARTIN and
LILLIE B. PRICE, deceased,
and her unknown heirs and devisees,
Gulf County Schools
SEPTEMBER 16 20
MON-Fried Chicken, Rice
w/Gravy, Mixed Vegetables,
Rolls,.Milk and Fruit Cup.
TUES-Chili Dog, Corn, Cole
Slaw, Milk and Cake.
WEDS-Pizza Burger, with/
Che.e, French Fries, Lima
Beans, Milkand Cookie.
THURS-Tuna Salad on
Lettuce, qJuice, English Peas,
Saltines, Milk and Fruit
Baked Potato, Bread and Milk.-
CASE NO. 96-289CA
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DAVID S. MARTIN
317 Blackshear Drive
Panama City, Fla. 32402
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
for foreclosure has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy ofyour written defens-
es. If any. to this action on DAVID C. GASKIN,
ESQ., Petitioner's attorney, whose address Is Post
Office Box 185, Wewahltchka, Florida 32465, on or
before the 27th day of September, 1996, and file
the original with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on plaintiffs attorney or Immediate-
ly thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded In the petition.
.WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court
on the 23 day of August, 1996.
Benny C. Lister
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ M. Vaughan
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true copy of the
Complaint and the Notice of Action has been
mailed to DAVID S. MARTIN, 317 Blackshear
Drive, Panama City, Florida, 32402. by U. S. Mail
this 23 day of August, 1996.
Benny C. Lister
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /sf M. Vaughan
IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
WILLIAM H. BLAKE,
DAVID S. MARTIN and
LILLIE B. PRICE, deceased,
and her unknown heirs and devisees,
Defendants. CASE NO. 96-289CA
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that
a suit was Instituted on the 23rd day of August.
1996, by the above named Plaintiff against the
above named Defendants In the above entitled
Court: Involving the following property situate,
lying and being In Gulf County, Florida, to-wit:
Commence at the SW Comer of Section 13,
T5S, R11W, Gulf County, Florida. and thence run
North 89"24'40" East for 1726.20 ft.: thence North
0131'37" West for 2663.01 ft.; thence North
89*24'40" East for 2218.22 ft.; thence South
0131'37" East for 752.29 ft. for the POB. From
said POB run North 60*13'45" East for 125.00 ft.;
thence South 01"31'37" East for 380.00 ft. to a
point on the Northerly R/W line of.SR No. 386:
thence South 60*13'45" West along said R/W line
for 125.00 ft; thence North 01031-37' West for
380.00 ft. to the POB.
ALSO: 1973 Hallmark Mobile Home, Serial No.
The relief sought as to such property Is to
foreclose a mortgage on the same and other inci-
You will, therefore, please govern yourselves'
/s/ DAVID C. GASKIN
Florida Bar No. 027928
Attorney for Plaintiffs
P. 0. Box 185
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
4tc, August 29 and September 5, 12, and 19, 1996.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
Bid No. 9596-47
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, will receive sealed bids from any
qualified person, company or corporation Interest-
ed in constructing the following project:
CAIE SAN BLAS PIER (PHASE 1)
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-
Rish, Inc., 402 Reid Avenue, Port St Joe. Florida
32456, (904) 227-7200. The bid must conform to
Section 287.133131 Florinda Srutes. on public enti-
Project consists of constructing a restroom, dune
walkover, picnic pavilion, observation platform and
other park type facilities. ,
Completion date for this project will be 90 days
from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to
the successful bidder.
Liquidated damages ior failure to complete the pro-
Jept on the specified date will be set at $100.00 per
Please indicate on the envelope that this Is a sealed
bid. the bid number and what the bid s for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 p m. Eastern Time,
on October 8. 1996, at the Gulf County Clerk's
Office, 1000 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456, and will be opened and read aloud on
October 8, 1996, at 6:05 p.m. Eastern Time. The
Board reserves the rigLt to eject ani and all bids.
Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $75.00 per
Join Us For Worship .
Overstreet Bible Church
A Non-Denominational Church
Overstreet Road .
Sunday School 10 a.m., ET '
Morning Worship 11 a.m., ET .
Evening Service 6 p.m.. ET Pastor Guy Labonte
Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m., ET Phone: 648-5912
Discover God's love!
Every person is welcome
BAPTIST CHURCH / "I
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. & 7 p.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 Praise Choir 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music and youth
/The friendly place to worship!
SFirst Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Adult Prayer & Bible Study, TeamKids (grades 1-6) at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all. times central!
NURSERY PROVIDED FOR ALL SERVICES
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
-7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Sunday School 9:45
+ M *ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
Oliver F. Taylor
Visitation Minister, First
United Methodist Church
ter. However, there
make up every situation.
The word of God brings quality to every
church. As Christians, we should read the word
of God daily. A good motto for life is "a better
world begins with me."
I pray for myself that I will strive to be a bet-
ter Christian every day. If I am concerned that
others have Christian growth it would be wrong
to not include myself in this prayer. The church
is the body of Christ and it will grow as Ch ris-
tians live by the Word.
St. James' Episcopal Plans
Upcoming Giant Yard Sale
In Acts 12:24 we find,
"But the word of God grew
and multiplied." We are
greatly concerned with sta-
tistics! in our society.
Bigger seems always bet-
is quantity and quality to
call Dorothy Griffin at 639-5215
or Ruth Brock at 639-3568.
Off at L.A.B.C.
The "Sr.-Cise" (low Impact
aerobics) exercise class for senior
adults has resumed meeting at
Long Avenue Baptist Church.
The class meets on Monday
and Thursday mornings at 9:30
in the church's Family Life Center
gym. All senior adults are wel-
I thank God for friends like
you. The show of love ybu recent-
ly demonstrated, by sharing my
belated birthday party, warmed
my heart. I shall forever remem-
ber your kindness. God's bless-
ings upon each of you is my
With Much Gratitude,
Charlie M. King
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
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.
.My child's teacher recently
suggested I get my daughter test-
ed for the "Gifted" program. She
has been doing quite well in
school and the teacher feels she's
not being challenged enough in
her school work. Can you tell me
what a gifted program is and how
it can be of benefit to her?
Gifted programs are designed
to allow highly intelligent or cre-
ative students to expand their
learning through extra and more
challenging learning opportuni-
ties. Gifted programs are federal-
ly-mandated and a part of the
Exceptional Student Education
program of all schools. In addition
to her regular schoolwork, your
daughter would be given opportu-
nities within a gifted program to
participate in accelerated classes,
added projects, and field trips for
extra learning experience. Keep in'
mind that these more challenging,
assignments may put more pres-
sure on your child.
Your child's Educational
Placement Committee will take
Into consideration your child's
ability to deal with the extra work.'
YOU are a member of that com-
mittee and your input is welcome
i For most students to qualify,
for a gifted program, they, must
have an intelligence quotient (I.Q.)
of 130 or above. For some stu-
dents whose I.Q. is lower, qualifi-
cation is achieved by scoring well
on a creativity test. Be aware that
getting an I.Q. in the 130 and
above range is not common.
Whether or not0your child's I.Q. is
in the, gifted range or not, she
obviously is doing very well in her
studies and should be commend-
ed for that. Being gifted does not
make a child totally different from
set and is non-refundable. Checks should be made
payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.
2tc, September 5 and 12, 1996.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
The City ofWewahitchka will accept sealed bids for
material for a 8" sewer force main. Bid specifica-
tions may be picked up at City Hall. Bids must be
sealed and marked "Bids for Sewer Force Main
Pipe" and submitted to the City Clerk before 4 PM
September 23, 1996. Bids will be opened during
the City Commission Meeting 6:30 PM September
Donald J. Minchew
ltc, September 12, 1996.
Tuesday, September 17,. 1996 at 8:00 p.m., the
Board of City Commissioners, sitting as the adjust-
ment board will consider a variance request for a
Learning Center oh Avenue E (Millview Addition,
Unit #1, Block 1008) which is In an R-2, Multi-fam-
ily residential zone.
Itc, September 12, 1996.
other children. They still have the
same problems and many of the
same interests of other children
their age. It does not necessarily
mean they will be highly motivat-
ed or that they will be a "nerd".
'Although it isn't often seen, it is
even possible to be considered
gifted and have a Specific
Learning Disability at the same
time. Gifted children need the
same support and encouragement
as all children. They do NOT need
anyone (including parents, teach-
ers, and classmates) making com-
ments such as, "since you're gift-
ed, you should be able to do this,"
or "let the 'brain' do it." One of the
ways I deal with children I'm
assessing for the gifted program is
to tell them, "We're checking to be
sure you're getting the kinds of
classes you need. We do this with
different children during the year.
I never use the word "gifted"
so they won't be disappointed if
they don't reach the "magic" num-
ber. Ifyou feel good about the pos-
sibility .gf your child having more
opportuniUies, then it is a good
idea to allow the evaluation. If you
would be more comfortable having
a private evaluation, as, opposed
to a school evaluation, our clinic
has a Licensed School Psycho-
logist who could provide this ser-
vice. We can be reached at 227-
1145 to set up an appointment.
Gloria Dumas, M.S., S.S.P.
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
The City of Wewahitchka will accept sealed bids for
Workman's Comp Insurance. Bid specification may
be picked up at City Hall. Bids must be sealed and
marked "Bids for Workman's Comp Insurance" and
submitted to the City Clerk before 4 PM September
23, 1996. Bids will be opened during the City
Commission Meeting 6:30 PM September 23, 1996.
Donald J. Minchew
Itc, September 12, 1996.
The City of Wewahitchka will accept Qualification
Statement from Architects for a Municipal building
to be used as a community center andemergency
shelter. Qualification statements must be submit-
ted to the City Clerk before 4 p.m. September 23,
1996. For any additional information call Donald
Minchew at (904) 639-2605.
DONALD J. MINCHEW
ltc. September 12., 1996.
i a church with4
that extends beyond our walls
To effectively communicate God's message to everyone.
To exalt God through contemporary Biblical worship.
To equip the saints for the work of ministry.
To extend God's love to everyone in our community
and throughout the world.
Come visit We'd love to have you!
Dr. Bill Cook Interim Pastor
. 'Phone (904) 227-1180
Presently meeting in the First Union Bank Building
Monument Avenue, Port St. Joe
Sunday Worship 10:00am and 6:00pm
Call for times and details of other opportunities
First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Worship Service 8:30 am
Sunday School 9:45 am
Worship Service 11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
Evening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...7:00 pm
Minister of Music & Youth
First United vethiodist Clhurchf
111 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church....................9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ...................10,:15 a.m. CT
CHRISTIANITY ON THE MOVE
Dr. Loule Andrews, Pastor Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT
A FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756-
(, I\ SUNDAY WORSHIP .......................10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL .............................. 11 a.m.
(U S N)- *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor
Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
(1/10 mile north of Overstreet Road)
The Church of Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday School 9 a.m. CDT
Worship Service 10 a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m.
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
REV. BILL WHITE, PASTOR
2420 Long Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 -
Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
Sunday School ............................................ 10 a.m .
Morning Worship ..........................................11 a.m.
Sunday Evening ........................................... 6 p.m .
Wednesday Evening ....................................7 p.m.
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Constitution Ai uMonument
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THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School ......... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Rev. Zedoc Baxter
Fellowship ........ 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday........... 7:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Bible Study: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
Call 229-8310 '
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
CComplete With Bake Sale,
And Continental Breakfast
Saturday, September 21st
from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., ET, there
will be a giant yard sale at St.
James' Episcopal Church, located
at 800 22nd Street. The yard sale
is jointly sponsored by the
Episcopal Churches of Gulf
County-St. James' in Port St.
Joe and St. John's in
There will also be a bake sale
from 8 a.m. until noon, ET, and a
continental breakfast from 8 a.m.
until 10 a.m., ET.
The community of Gulf
County is invited to attend and
enjoy browsig among the many
bargains that will be available,
plus the fun of seeing your neigh-
bors and friends.
Also, anyone who would like
to donate clean usable items to
the sale, please let them know by
calling St. James' Episcopal
Church office at 227-1845, or if
you live in the Wewahitchka area,
va ki/ AM
PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. SEPT. 12, 1996
Motorcycle, '94 Kawasaki Vulcan
1500. 229-6208 after5p.m. tfc 9/12
1979 Chevy K-5 Blazer, mint cond.,
brand new high performance motor.
350, V-8. Showroom ready, must see
to appreciate. $4,000 firm. 227-7371
or 227-2009 or 1-904-231-5926.
1985 S10 pickup. good work or hunt-
ing truck, ready to go. Call 227-1432.
Golf cart. gasoline powered. $850.
New paint job. 229-2727. tfc 9/12
1984 Chevy Conversion van. ail pow-
er. capt chairs, couch/bed, small V-8
w/overdrive. Ready for- camping or
tailgating. 82.800. 229-8249. 2tc 9/5
MGOB 1979 Roadster, original Interior,
super nice .British racing green, ex-
cel. cond. 20,522 miles.. $4,200. Call,
647-5194. tfc 8/22
TUESDAY AUCTION Every
Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at Port
Theatre. We'll sell it for youl Also
ANTIQUE MALL SPACE
AVAILABLE! Wade Clark Auc-
tlons, AB1239, AU 1737. 229-9282
10% Buyer's Premiumu8/
u'c 8/ 15
BATIG7 FRRN5FRRN FRRN
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'94 Key West 19'6", 150 Suzuki fuel
injected, Loadmaster aluminum trail-
er, less than 40 hours on all. $13,500
obo. 648-8827 or 648-8110. ltc 9/12
'94 Sea Doo Bombardier 650 SI, with
trailer, $3,300 obo. Four 13" custom
rims. anti-theft deice. I yr. old. $300
obo. Call 639-3808 after 3. Itc 9/12
Two bdrm. duplex, centrally located
in Mexico Beach. References required.
$350 month. $200 deposit 647-3253.
2 bedroom trailer, cen. air, fenced
yard, 315 Bonita, $275 month. 647-
3875. tfc 9/12
Apartment for rent, 3 bdrm., 1 ba.,
S$330 month, $330 security, plus-utill-
ties.' No pets. Call 227-3511. tfc 9/12
Mobile 'home lot for rent, call 227-
7311. It 9/12
2 bedroom furnished trailer for rent,
$170 per month, $100 deposit, one
year lease. 648-5306. lte 9/12
St. Joe Beach, cottage, 2 bdrm., 1
ba., fireplace, garages, poich. $400,
first and last month. 229-6778.
Room for Rent: Mexico Beach on Ca-
nal, kitchen, laundry & pool privileg- .
es. $65 week. 648-8745. 1tc 9/12;
House in Port St. Joe, 3 bdrm.', 1 1/2
bath, ch&a, laundry rin., storage
shed, nice yard, new carpet & paint,
$445 month, $445 security plus utili-
ties. No pets. 228 6th St. Call 227-
3511. tfc 9/12
House for Rent: unfurnished. 4
bdrm., 2 bath and dbl. carport. Loca-
tion St. Joe Beach. Ready to occupy,
Oct. 1, 1996. May be seen by appt.
only. Rent by lease only. If interested
please call 1-904-298-4444. 2te 9/12
2 bedroom trailer for rent in Highland-,
View. Call 227-1260. tfc 9/5'
At Mexico Beach, large 2 bedroom fur-
nished trailer on Ig. secluded lot, cen.,
air, new carpet. fenced yard, $325'per
month. Call 648-5229. Itoe 9/12
2 bedroom, 1 bath trailer at St. Joe
Beach, $325 month, $200 deposit.
647-3278 or 827-2906. tfc 9/5
Safe 'N Dry Storage
214 3rd St., PSIJ, FL
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 648-3090. : 4tc 8/29
Trailers and spaces for rent, St. Joe
Beach, 1 block from beach. No pets.
No kids. Pager #1-800-727-3514 or
647-5106. tfc 9/5
Apartment on Mexico, Beach, unfur-
nished 2 bdrm., 1 ba4 water, garbage
pickup and cable Included. No pets.
$400 month plus deposit. 648-5903.
.. ..- tfc 9/5
2 bedroom furnished' .and unfur-
nished available immediately. Long
term rental. Parker. .Realty, Mexico
Beach, 648-5777. '' '. tfc 9/5
BEAUTIFUL, ,B.yfroint Home,
sunsets, access to Stidoseph's Bay, 3
bdrms., 2.5 baths, cen. 'heat & air,
two level decks. NEW, prefer long.
term, neg. Leave Mess. -205-352-5940
3 bedroom, 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 9/5'
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfe 9/5
UUIVlJLERKUlAR PACE FOUR RENv T -
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.
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.,
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrnn. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St. Joe Furni-
ture, 227-1251. tfc 9/5
House for rent, 3 bdrm.,
1 ba., cen. h/a, carpet,
ceiling fans, fireplace,
Call Phil, 227-2112.
Back Porch Sale: Saturday, Sept.
14th, 7 to 12. Cleaning out. Lots of
misc. items, household and personal,
128 Hunter Circle.
Yard Sale: Baby items, general house-'
hold items and more. 9130 Starfish
Ave., Beacon Hill, Saturday, Sept. 14.
Multi-Family Yard Sale, Saturday,
Sept. 14, 8 a.m. until. 625 Gulf Aire
Yard Sale: 9060 Cockles, Beacon Hill,
8-12 Friday and Saturday. Books,
toys, entertainment center.
Garage Sale: Large china cabinet, 4
dining chairs, end table, dbl/queen
size headboard, 5 drawer chest, T.V.
starid. Hand made crafts of all kinds,
lots of shell craft items. Many good
misc. Items. Saturday only Sept. 14, 8
a.m. to 3 p.m. 723 Gulfaire Dr., St
Joe Beach. Itc9/12
I have room for one child, 18 months
- 4 years. Personal bed; hot, meals.
fenced in play area. 229-6432.
Drywall Repair and Painting. Lawn
Care. Home and Carpet Cleaning.
Please call 227-3424. Rodger Child-
ers. :t 9/12
Painting & Sheetrock. Lic. & In-
sured. Free Estimates. 639-3570.
You supply the paint, you name the
price, I will paint your house. Job
guaranteed. References. Call Mark
at 229-1045. 3tp 8/29
'COINS BY THE BAYI
I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens. fair prices.
Home 229-8104. Bus. 229-6803.
Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price"
C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box AI C, Port St. Joe
All Type Electrical Woik
24 Hr. Service
C ~ 904-229-8161
Faye's Nail& & 291
TOTAL NAIL CARE --"
Certified Nail Technician
1905 Long AMe., Port St. Joe
Wolff Tanning System Call for Appt.
THE BEACHES HOUSE/PET SIT-
TERS. Collect mail / check lights /
locks / etc. Feed & exercise your pets.
As low as $6.00 a day. Mow grass /
pool care/etc. Willing for extra $$. Re-
liable couple. 'Contact Ron & Maxine
Leopold at 648-4204 anytime/leave
message. tfc 9/5
Super Clean. Housekeeping. Homes
or Offices. For references & esti-;
mates, call 229-6561.
Catherine L. Collier
Independent Sales RepresentadVe
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
TLC LAWN SERVICE
"Catering ro 411 Your Lawn Service Needs"
MOWING, EDGING, TRIMMING, SPRAYING,
FERTILIZING, WEEDING, CLEAN OUTS,
SPRINKLER REPAIR, AND LANDSCAPING
announces NEW PENTIUMS
starting at $ 1169,
P75 Multimedia $1,365,
P150's from $1799
227-6590 or 647-3339
LOANS D 8 I PAWN SHOP
S : \ "The Uttle House with the Big Deals"
Comer of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Business: (904) 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9-12
Harmon's Heavy Equipment co.
Specializing in Black Top Soil
BULL DOZERS BACKHOES i, LOADERS TRACTORS DUMP TRUCKS
648-8924 OR 648-5767 if no answer
LI- LI1 1 RF0051042
FREE ESTIMATES RG 0051008
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
MINOR ELECTRIPJ CAL
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821
Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.
Call Matt Walker
ROACHES or FLEAS
Professional "Do It
* Custom Wood
A 8 R Fence
EIN #593115646 1904) 647-4047
Average Stump $10.00
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
MOWING'* RAKING WEEDING
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach,
Port St. Joe & Wewahitchka
'I will work for YOU!" CLYDE SANFORD
Mexico Beach, FL ,
Total Pool Maintenance
& Lawn Care Packages
As always call us for your
C & C
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
INSURANCE FREE ESTIMATES
311t ',itit.i Anna St.
St lo- H,i(-,h 32456
Plus Small Engine Repairs
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First St.
FREE E ST1MATES
, Call Roger
5x 1 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112
BOB'S PAINT &
29 Continuous'Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Winhow Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
V0 e Residen
0 r Commern
Termite & Pest Conti
Termite Treatments Restaurant I
Flea Control Condominium
Household Pest Control New Treatmer
Real Estate (WDO) Reports ConstructionS
r 'FAMILY OWNED
1 PLEASANT& PROFESSION
Serving Gull Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspectior
P. 0. Bo ,167 oM :ic .B h321
Surfside Serenity Group, 1st United
Methodist Church, 22nd St., Mexico
Beach. Monday 7:30; Friday,- 7:30.
All times central. 647-8054.
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 p.m. ;
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church, PSJ
26 years ex~ieets e.
I *Site Plans
WILLIE M.H.- ROHE
Pee Heating & Cooling
LICENSED INSURED SALES AND SERVICE
AIC Heating 9Ie Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
state Uc. #RA00o48 229-COOL
,A/C, Heating, Refrigeration, and Ice
.qr 'Machine (Sales/Service}
Ventilation Sheet Metal Fab. Natural
Gas & Electrical Equipment Contractor
Se ,rvic Co. ""'
Service Co. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
State Mech. #RM0066465 Ernie "Cooter" Harden/Owner
Phone 904-639-2454 Cel. Ph. #227-5036 Ifo6/20
e c x .CUSTOM HOME PLANS
V (904) 647-3548
Rose Mary Mapel
6240 Hwy. 98 West
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
-- 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. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 tfc 1/4 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Let us do the caring while you're away
CARE IN YOUR HOME, SERVICE LOW AS $8.00 A DAY
Serving Port St. Joe and the Surrounding Areas
Call Joey and Marie Romanelli
(904) 229-1065 tf 12/14
Moving Sale: 513-A 9th St. This Sat-
urday only, 7 a.m. 11 a.m. Table
and .4 swivel chairs, $75 obo. Tandy
1000 HX computer w/RGB color
monitor, and some software. $275
obo. Lots of other goodies. Itp
Giant Yard Sale: Sat, Sept. 14, 8:00 -
1:00. Corner Monument and Yaupon
St. Nice ladies' clothes, size 8-12,
men's med. sizes, little boys up to size
14, boys' shoes, cassettes, dishes,
NEW cosmetics, toys, jewelry, linens,
tools, paint and much more. Rain
cancels. ltc 9/12
Yard Sale: 1903 Garrison Ave. Thurs-
day and Friday, 8 a.m. 5:30.
2 Family Yard Sale: Friday and Satur-
day, 8 till. N. 32nd St., Mexico Beach.
Yard Sale: Big sale Thursday, Friday,
Saturday, 132 Bay St., beaches. Boat,
port. dishwasher, Hollywood outfit 8-
10,* 1880's Singer & cabinet, collecti-
bles, tools & lots of misc. 8 a.m. 6
p.m. each day. ltc 9/12
Backyard Sale, Sept. 13th and 14th,
8 a.m. till 2 p.m. at comer of 15th St.
and Long Ave. Fishing and camping
equipment, gun, tools, lawn mowers,
4\ tiller, outboard motors, trolling mo-
S tors, wvood crafts and lots more.
Moving Sale: 73x78 china cabinet,
(solid oak), hall valet w/mirror, (ma-
ple finish), swivel rocker, lamps, mal-
lard duck painting, (34x28), flow bee,
odds & ends. Call 229-6136 after 11
a.m. ltc 9/12
Chldcare Needed 3:00 p.m. 8:00
p.m., 3-5 days per week. Good pay,
great Job for high school junior/
senior. No weekends. Extra money.
Call 647-3519. Itp 9/12
Taking applications for clean-up and
security. Apply in person at El Gov-
ernor Motel. 2tc 9/12
SNow taking applications for full time
positions. Apply in person at Water
St. Seafood, 323 Market St., Apalachi-
cola. 2tc 9/12
Accounting Supervisor position; mini-
mum 2 year college w/accounting
and computer experience. Excellent
salary w/benefits. Send resume to
Box USA, P. 0. Box 928, Port St Joe,
FL 32456. Attn.: Controller 2te 9/12
Sick and tired of going nowhere in
life? Need a change? Learn how you
can reach your goals and make some
major bucks while doing something
good. Call.Bobby at.227,7371 or 227- i
2009, or 1-904-231-5926. 2tc 9/12
JOB NOTICE. The City of Port St. Joe
Is accepting applications for the fol-
WATER PLANT OPERATOR, $6.85/
HOUR. Application and job descrip-
tion may be picked up and returned
to the Municipal Building, 305 Fifth
Street, Sept 5-20.
The City of Port St. Joe enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. 2te 9/5.
Part time receptionist, Monday,
Wednesday, Friday, 8 5 p.m. Medi-
cal experience necessary. 'Apply at
Newberry Eye Clinic. EOE. 2tc 9/5
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-
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. 4tc 8/22
Maintenance IU (2 positions). The
(b Gulf County School Board is receiving
applications for Maintenance III. Per-
sons having applications on file in the
School Board office and wishing to be
considered for this position must re-
quest to have their application sub-
mitted. Applications may be picked
up and should be sent to Mr. Buddy
Floore, Coordinator, 150 Middle
School Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Application deadline Is Sept. 20,
1996, 12:00 NOON, EDT. The Gulf
County School Board is an equal op-
portunity employer. 2tc 9/12
Kitchen manager wanted for year
round restaurant. Pay rate based on
experience. Send resume to: Resume,
P. 0. Box 13564, Mexico Beach, FL
32410.. tfc 9/5
Now hiring waiters, waitresses, cooks,
dishwashers, full or part time, .flexible
hours. Apply Julie's. Restaurant, 222
Reid Ave., Port St. Joe. tfc 9/5
LOOKING for mature individual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
lea Financial Services. Take charge
and manage a portion of our multi-
faceted business. We offer high com-
mission income potential, flexible
hours, many other pluses. Could start
part time. For interview, call today.
648-8565. tfc 9/5
Lonely, white male would like to meet
same that loves fishing, boating,
camping, home life, country music,
45-55 years old. 827-2969. 2tc 9/12
I am a 89 Jayco 35' fifth wheel travel
trailer camper, Mom & Dad do not
want to sell me but must. I'm not
cheap at $18,000 cash but I'm worth
it.. Please call ahead because I am
guarded and loved by Princess & Tiffy
too. Call 229-8023.
King size waterbed with heater, head-
board & frame. Asking $75 or best of-
fer. Call 229-6271 or 827-2378.
Matching couch and chair, $100, ex-
cel. cond. 227-2114. ltc 9/12
Wood dining room table w/4 chairs,
$150. Blue wingback chair, $55; 2 old'
wood burning stoves, $100 ea. Sever-
al old iron sewing machine bases, $30
ea. All wood tea cart, $100. Call 227-
3419 anytime. ltp 9/12
Nice 2 bedroom house on Woodward
Ave. Purchaser must move off lot.
229-6734. 4tp 9/12
Cross ties. See or call Elmo Ford,
227-1293. 2tc 9/12
Complete home gym by Joe Welder,
includes 2,000 Ibs. in weights and
aerobic stepper. Call after 3:30, 229-
6506. 2t 9/12
Canon Sure Shot Zl15 caption came-
ra w/remote, case, battery & straps,
$200. Sony dual deck cassette am/fm
radio, $50. DP compact stepper w/
video, $30. All in excellent condition.
227-2012. ltp 9/12
2 horse deluxe trailer. Heavy duty
slide windows, 2 full doors, walk
through. 639-3394, good cond.
1996 huge sectional sofa, top quality,
top of the line. 4 piece, pull down) ta-
ble. Beautiful teal green, $1,000 obo.
k.227-7371 or 227-2009 or 1-904-231-
S5926. 2tc 9/12
Computer desk and chair, side-by-
side refrigerator. w/water & Ice dis-
penser.- Good cond., call 647-3443.
Queen size water bed complete $250;
lamps $10 per set: 227-3772 after 5
p.m. Itc 9/12
'18 ft. round 4 ft. deep above ground
pool w/pump, ladder and all accesso-
ries. Excel, cond. 229-8978 after 5.
NEX MICRO Computer Sales &
Service. PIONEX Pentium 100 Multi-,
media $1699.14" SGA monitor, 16 Mb
EDO RAM 1.2 Gb Western Digital HD
Intel Trident Chipset 256k Pipelined
Cache Toshiba 6X CD ROM 2 Mb
MPEG Video, Windows 3.11, Perfect
Office Quicken SE & morel Other
Pentium PC's starting at $1099.
Days: 227-6590, H: 647-8339. FAX
904-647-3339 email Ron Bordelon:
PC Components price list upon re-
quest. tfc 9/5
No payment no interest
until April 1997
ST. JOE RENT-ALL
706 Ist St.. 227-2112
White Snapper Stihl Echo
Outdoor Power Products
CANARIES, good singers, males and
females. Different colors. 653-2108.
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
PET & PROPERTY TENDERS. In
your home pet sitting by Joey and
Marie Romanelll, 229-1065. tfc 9/5
DOG GROOMING PLUS, 227-3611.
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
Older 2 bedroom mobile home & lot,
Mexico Beach. Good location, owner
financing w/reasonable down pay-
ment, $35,000. 647-3253. 3tp 9/12
E. Henry Ave. 415' and E. Chipola
Ave; 315' x 300' in Wewahitchka. Two
mobile homes, one 3 bdrm., 2 ba.
78x12'. One 68'x14' 3 bd., 2 bath.
Screen on both porches. Decks on
back. 3 storage houses 12'x16' ea. w/
carport on one, 1 block from schools,
3 blocks from downtown. Very good
location for mobile home park, or to
build on. Three sewer & water hook-
ups on Henry Ave. Call 639-5860 5
p.m. to 8 p.m. tfc 9/12
2 bedroom, 1 bath home at 325 Pom-
pano. Highland View. Call 227-1416
Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
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 or 229-6707. 2tc 9/5
3 bedroom, 2 "bath custom built
home,. privacy fence, decks, sprinkler
system '& many-extras. 2009 Marvin
Ave. For more information call 229-
8620. '' tfc 9/5
Want to Buy: house in Port St. Joe
area that needs a little work. Call Pat
227-3511, if interested in selling.
Brick house, .3 bdrm., 1 ba. living
room with fireplace, din., kit., utility
rm, cen. heat and air, corner lot, 115
Sailfish St. Highland View. 227-1604.
By appointment only. tfc 9/5
By Owner: 12'x47' mobile home on I/
2 acre, Overstreet Community. Appli-
ances included, hookup for washer/
dryer, metal storage bldg., fish pond
on property. $19,000. Call 648-5372
or 229-6114. tfc 9/5
By Owner. 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, loft, 3
decks, pool/hot tub available. 108
Boardwalk Ave., Cape San Blas. 647-
3828. tfc 9/5
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekvlew Subd., with sep-
tic tank & well. $2,5000 down,
$132.16 mo. Call George, 229-6031.
For Sale: Cape San Bias, 2 bdrm., 2
ba. house, steel roof on 1/2 acre lot
joining St. Joe State Park property on
bay side. $63,000. Call 229-2740 or
227-2046 for appL tfc 9/5
3 bedrooms, 2 bithk. Land 341 aae
SPECIAL FEATURES Mobilehomeonly tyearsoldl eatunr.g. lao m 20Ms-
ler bedroom, pano, sur.dEk, hrot tub, pool. ccn. heai. aiu crp:.n anr.d :or
age bldg On pnvate se.,r 'vitem nno ?eprc tarnk) Price includess r.nge
retnrgermlcr eilhng rans, carpet & blinds, pool and h.ot rub
House for Sale by Owner -
108 Westcott Circle -
Drastically Reduced -
Spacious 3 bdrm., 1 1/2 bath,
sep. liv. rm., dining rm, ex. Ig.
fam. rm/buflt-in bookcases,
pass thru to' kitchen with is-
land and breakfast bar, Ig.
pantry. Good storage, Ig. lot.
.Great neighborhood, wonderful
neighbors. Call 229-6827 after
5:00 p.m. tfc 8/29
7066 Carolina Avenue $125,500
2bedraonm 2bath-..Lind:.5 180 REALTY INC.
SPECIAL FEATIURES Completely remodeled home or, quest street at the PORT ST. JOE
beach. master sut l (ex Ig ) w.'pri. biuh w.ih h.rlpool tub &-pri e 2 i re
shower. Cen. peker stem walk.-in cloets, din rm Ig kalt brea- I227-1450
area LIpstairu bdrm. his pnvile bjth & ;epirate hea co,.:,l ; errm Pased
circular drive. endorsed screen porch uulir, room & rrt,
GULFAIRE subdivision. Pretty lot on Periwinkle Dr. Minimal
clearing required. Restricted subdivision with pool and tennis
court privileges. $26,900.
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, s 1/4 acre
corner lot. New price: $36,500.
SIMMONS BAYOU. Beautiful bay view to
construct your dream home. Lots of
foliage and mature trees. $800 per front
TREASURE BAY, large lot with bay view
and access road. Approx. .6 acres. Very
attractive area in which to build!
PORT ST. JOE
NI TRACOASTAL WATERWAY (Overstreet).
8 Iots each over an acre with plenty of waterway frontage. New
Price: 2 lots are S10,000 each. 1 lot is $20,000.
INVITATION TO BID
Sealed proposals will be received in the office of the
Ciry Clerk, 305 Fifth Street, Port SL Joe, Florida,
unol 4:30 p.m. September 17, 1996, for furnish-
ing and delivering three (3) Patrol Car Video
Camera Systems, F.O.B., Port St. Joe, Florida,
September 17, 1996 as outlined in the specifica-
Stions pertaining thereto.
Specifications and bid documents may be obtained
form the City Clerk's Office, 305 Fifth Street, Port
Ste Joe, Florida 32456. telephone (904) 229-8261,
'Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and
5:00 p.m. Bids will be publicly opened and read at
8:30 p.m., September 17, 1996, in the Fire Station
Conference Room, Williams Avenue, Port St. Joe,
Florida. The City reserves, the right to accept or
reject any or all bids, or to select the Bid felt to be
In the best Interest of the City.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis
Ite, September 12, 1996.
INVITATION TO BID
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City
Commission of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida at
its meeting on the 17th day of September, 1996, at
8:00 p.m., in the Fire Station Conference Room,
Williams Avenue, will have a first reading and con-
sider an Ordinance with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 70-
190, SEWER RATE SCHEDULE, AND SEC-
TION 70-194, NOTICE OF RATES
CHANGE. SECTION 70-195, DUE DATE;
DELINQUENCY CHARGES DELINQUENCY
CUTOFF DATE OF THE CODE OF ORDI-
NANCES OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
FLORIDA, BY AMENDING THE CHARGE
FOR SEWER AND THE MINIMUM
CHARGE; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL
OF ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF
ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH
AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
and at its special meeting on September 23, 1996
at 5:15 p.m., in the Fire Station Conference Rooma ,
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 dunng normal working hours.
CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA
/s/ Frank Pate. Jr.
ATTEST /s/ Pauline Pendarvis
Itc, September 12, 1996.
October 1, 1996 at 8:00 p.m., The City of Port St.
Joe will. accept "request for proposals" (RFPs) to
clean, remove all debris/product or transport to an
artificial reef up to six of the oil tanks located on
the Hess Tank Farm property. RFP's forms are
,available at City Hall.
Ite, September 12, 1996.
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. 4tp 8/22
For Sale by Owner: 3 bdrm., 1 ba.
block & brick home, new w/w carpet,
new side-by-side refrigerator & stove,
$60,000. 914-0965. tfc 9/5
1'/2 acre lot with septic tank. Over-
street Road. Owner financing, 227-
2020, ask for Billy. tfc 9/5
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 9/5
PORT ST. JOE
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. fie 9/5
Wanted: Full size bicycle with big
tires. Call 229-8249. 2tc 9/5
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, 1996 PAGE 7B
3 bedrooms, 2baith4 LUnd 75\Il0
SP'ECIAL FEATJRE .' S % .r `e wsirrsmd Jol-uioder,.s01s s...rnw %c~
siding. GreatrML % rei`uvCl rn-fe.. ,br Lm h 2 am inJ,. r n-, m 1'
wfgarden tub. C i.- .h .3rIc 'rd olid riL t,)Ml ,1ir-,, :.7dc 51
storage shed, to'ul.r,chn Litn fl.x'r' alk s SLcag, Prnce Irdud. ccumeIrtcop
range,walloyen dl~i,!haue rr mini r:aq ['Hinds & 3-Fcentert.,,,,nl.,uniUnt
PORT ST. JOE
508 Eighth St. $58,900
l edroamrn I bjlh I. r,d d I-0 PORT ST. JOE
IFPECiALFAT'LRES ne. cer. h he.ail iI \g r,..n.. cloie -p:,Lihed od 2 7 aod5
f,-:- n, new rrm.i-blind: at 311 ,r,d w n.a ',r &, iier hearer di ;,:el ITOn[
:c.or. Lg screened porch in tronr anced b1ckvard .i .b irorage shed Price
ir.dudes: ranoe rern iiorari ind e.lr.g tin r
1200 Monument Ave. New Price $117,900
STbedrooms 3 bil. Lnd 1 Acre iCoer Loi) REALTY INC.
S.ECL' FEAU"IRES I aon' stucco hame inprestig...us locaon Beaunrul PORT ST. JOE
hardwood oos. stone irephe, 1. screened porch ei-.n kiclhen cer. nI
baths, new shallow well & pump. ceiling lan. throughout. Newly nd-
scaped. Iots of Storage rm. Pr.e includes. range top. double wall ove-14s.
retng. w icemaker, d.w., disposal, gas bbg grill, drapes & tlinds
II Elizabeth W. Thompson
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
Office: Hwy. 98 at 19th St., Mexico Beach
Mailing Address: Rt. 3, Box 167, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FAX: (904) 648.4247
904-648-5683 or 1-800-582-2990
After Hours: Jay Rish, Associate Broker, 904-229-1070,
Brenda Miller, Salesperson, 904/648-5435
PORT ST. JOE
2011 Monument Ave., Port St. Joe. 5 bd., 2 ba. executive home that needs a lit-
tle TLC. 2200 sq. ft. Amenities include: fireplace, elec. appliances, cen. heat/air,
cen. vacuum system. Oversized corner lot. $135,000.00 Call Jay.Rish for a show-
ing 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.
103-A 35th Street, Mexico Beach. Very nice 2 bdrm, 2 1/2 ba. townhouse
beachside w/great view of the beach from two decks. Completely furnished, all
appliances, FRP. Income producing, great rental. Contact Brenda Miller for an
appointment today. Price $115,000.00.
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 BREAK OWNER SAYS SELL! MAKE OFFER! 1005 Garrison Ave.
Nice 3 BR 2 1/2 bath 2 story-brick home w/vinyl siding, 90'x150' lot in quiet neigh-
borhood. 5 years old, excel. cond., Ig. Fla. rm., Hunter fans, tile in kitchen & baths,
sold mahogany front door w/sidelights, dbl. garage, washer/dryer, dishwasher, solid
oak 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.
Fantasy Properties, Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, FL 32410
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478
End of Summer"
GULFAIRE SUBD. 203 BEACON ROAD
Absolutely beautiful Large gulf view, 3 bdrm., 2 ba. home. Has
big deck, fireplace, cen. h/a, heat pump. Spacious master bed-
room has exquisite bath with jacuzzi. Also sun porch with gulf
view off master bedroom. Immaculate and in A-one condition.
Lots of amenities. Must seel Great price Reduced to
SEA SHORES SUBD., 607 NAUTILUS DR.
3 bedroom, 2 bath home, nicely landscaped yard with sprin-
kler 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 1309 PALM BLVD.
3 bedroom, 2 bath screened porch, storage, nice fenced in
back yard. Refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer/dryer,
new central heat/air. New tile and carpet. $64,900
JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor
PAGE 8B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 12. 1996
The Summer Of Our Discontent
(As Told to Laura Rogers by Savannah)
Laura at Large .
by Laura Rogers
I by -,
Hello, I am one of three feline
goddesses of the Rogers house-
hold. We usually run things, but
last month, things got clearly out
of hand. You see we had to go see
that man again. And we didn't like
it one bit.
This is what happened. We
were all laying around the house,
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting inspection
checkpoints during the week of
September 13 thru 19 at SR-69
near CR-274, CR-22 near CR-
22A, and SR-71 near Chipola
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented .to the public ;by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles operated with defects such. as
bad brakes, worn tires and defec-
tive lighting equipment. In addi-
tion, attention will be directed to
drivers who would violate the dri-
ver 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,
doing our job of afternoon nap-
ping. Our Mommy-person (who is
translating and writing for us)
was at work, something she does
solely so that she can buy us
Meow Mix, Tuna Fish (in spring
water, you understand, not oil-
we're health conscious) furry
mouse toys, scratchers, litter, and
whatever else we want. Mommy-
person had even left the t.v. on
CNN for us so that we could have
our worlds further broadened
while she was gone. We would
have preferred Geraldo or Leeza,
but try telling our Mommy any-
Then, all of a sudden,
found hiding in back of the stove.
Oh, it was horrible. Then, she left
me in the house and took my two
howling siblings off to parts
They were gone for a long
time, but when they came back,
the first thing they did was hiss at
me and take off under the bed.
Later, when they had recovered
their manners, they told me the
They went for their yearly
rabies shot. And the vet, someone
Mommy calls Dr. Nelson, was nice
and stuff, but he insisted on look- '
ing at Katie and Baby's teeth, and'
their ears, and sticking them with"
New School Year Means Potential
F6or Children's Respiratory Probl
The American Lung Assocla- dren that have colds. It is c
tion of Florida, Northwest Region, not to make a child with as
reminds parents that while the feel like a "sick kid." Ch
start of a new school year means with asthma need to feel th
new clothes, books and school capable of leading normal Ii
supplies, for children with asth- eFind out if your
ma it means'also a greater chance. needs special permission t
of upper respiratory infections, or store medications in sc
that trigger asthma. Make a list of all the
"We are not recommending ications your child t
that parents of children with Indicate dosages and tir
asthma isolate their kids during administration as well as in
cold and flu season," said Cyndy tions to notify you when the
Linton, the regional director of the ication needs to., be refilled.
American Lung AssociaUon of *Be sure your child's t
Florida, Northwest Region. ers, school nurse, admin
The America Lun tors and physical educ
The.. American Lung instructors are aware of
Association of Florida, Northwest child's asthma. Know what
Region, recommends the following in case of an asthma episode
back to school strategies for par- e
ents of children with asthma. *Give the school a co
any history or risk your
*Make sure your child gets may have for anaphylaxis
his ophber flu shots, Children insect stings or other alli
with asthma should receive yearly and have an anaphylaxi
flu vaccinations from the age of with the nurse or your c
six months oni. And, children teacher.
under the age of nine who have, *Remember: Symptoms
rinot been previously vaccinated as sniffles, coughs and short
require two doses instead of one. of breath can be warning si
The best time to receive flu shots a respiratory, infection
is between October 1 *and shouldn't be ignored. For
November 15. Information about asthma,
tact the American
the classroom, Association of Florida, Nort
ure with chil- Region, at 478-LUNG.
a needle. Now, they said, if they'd
wanted any of these services pro-,
vided, they could have meowed-
quite nicely, you understand. And
then, Mommy handed over money
to the lady at the desk while they
were put back into The Box. So
Mommy-person was 'in' on it tool
She had paid this Dr. Nelson and
his staff to torture them for no
Mommy felt real bad about it,,
later. She kept going to where
Katie. and Baby were avoiding her
and telling them something about,
it being the 'law' and she just took
them because she loves them,
and about six other kinds of hog-
wash. We had a conference under
the sink, and decided, if she loves
us, she can fly us first class to
Mommy-person came in, and
before we could say Jiminy
Cricket she had scooped Baby up
and put her in The Box. Now, we
all hate The Box. It most assured-
ly means we're going to go some-
where and be treated like P.Q.Ws
for a while. Then, horrors, she.
scooped up Katie, who had been
Bermuda. I mean, wasn't there a
movie when Mommy was young
that said, "Love means, never hav-
ing to show your teeth unless you
Well, my time came last week.
My ears were giving me all kinds
of trouble. They always have, but
Mommy would hold me and clean
them out with cotton balls. And
eventually I'd let her pet me again
t to do
cap call Hous
N t A
after that. But this time, they got
worse. And of course, it was right
in between Mommy's paydays.
And this time, I think I was
-, almost glad to go see Dr. Nelson.
He didn't stick me with a shot, or
make me go to sleep and take all
that stuff out that made Tom cats
like me, like he did before. He just
helped my ears to feel better.
Mommy had to pay the people
at the desk again. In fact, she told
me, if I keep having problems,
she's just going to drive by Dr.
Nelson's clinic at regular intervals
and throw folded bills at the door
to keep the account current. Or,
she said, she might ask the doctor
to put up a plaque in her honor,
due to all the times she's dragged
us in. If they do that, I think we
cats have a verse in mind, but it's
not very complimentary.
I mean, we suffer more than
she does. You can always make
more money, but it's very hard to
get your dignity unruffled.
With Many Meows,
I would like to thank the wonderful people of
Gulf County for their hospitality and support during
my campaign to be Superintendent of Schools.
My life is much richer for having had the
opportunity to listen to your hopes and dreams for
our children and our community.
May God bless each and everyone of you.
Pd o Adv., Pd I. frfo h a pag ua fLrtta oti* epblca
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