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FIFTY-NINTH YEAR, NUMBER 6
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32406 THURSDAY, OCT. 10,1996
Use of School Board Special Tax Levy Explained
| -,4 ae County Ponders Resolution Supporting Temporary
...-- Sales Tax of 1/2 Cent To Finance Extensive Renovation
.'.. ... .., The Gulf County Commission
,. ..'ieard from representatives of a
support group during Tuesday
Evening's meeting. The group was
cent school board sales tax refer-
endum. to be placed on the
November 5th general election
STom. Gibson addressed the
board,,'showlng them a video
cent aodeplcting the need for drastic ren-
ovations and refurbishing work at
Port SL Joe Elementary School.
Plans caull for a new roof, plumb-
.'ing, heating and air-conditioning,
el ctrical wiring, computer net-
SWrking, additional classrooms,
; iJ dows. and' removal of the last
Sof ..the asbestos currently sealed
Swithin. the school's walls.
The video highlighted those
.;.aioblems, especially the need for
dras':itl roof repairs. The project
uld ,be, very similar to the one
I:. n recently" completed at
I :hitwahtehka Elementary School
-i. aiid would bring the 46 year old
bi'llding .(originally designed as a
high school) up to today's educa-
i tional standards.
.. ".When the referendum ques-
tion was originally brought to the
.. county commission seeking
Attorney Tom Gibson approval by the board to be placed
prm otesa county, commis-n o'n thd ballot, several questions
r, o support for ~o mip -, were issued by the county com-
s ond support' or the p~ission. In particular., the amount
., p,osed school .oardalfh h of.money needed for the project as
cent .sale ta ,to:, kis.'. coniared to the revenues the 1/2
funds for renovate' the, cit .sales aic would generate,
Port St. Joe Ele n e g: ,.what would happen with any
School in their photd~aitVe. Ocess money generated.
;The commission, using esti-
.In the ,ihoto beiow,,ie : ates :from the Florida
Commission is, wach parent of Revenue, said the
.Videpaoliisuport of -t ~ 1/2 cent's.-les ta wild generate
.......t;,.. !.. .,,I,000;wheile the school board
i' "f$248.000. Plugging in the pre-
Slminunary school board estimates of
four- million dollars for the refur-
bishing project, some county com-
missioners had questioned what
would happen with those excess
funds If they were generated.
Gibson cleared the air on the
question stating the 1/2 cent
would be used for renovation and
remodeling only. "No proceeds of
the tax will be used for school
board operational expenses. The
funds will only be used to reno-
vate Port St. Joe Elementary
School," he said.
In a phone conversation with
Gibson Wednesday morning, he
told The Star that should the bond
issue be p[aid off early (prior to
the 20-year period in the referen-
dum) the sales tax would end at
final adoption of
$12.8 million budget
requiring 7.6 mills to
finance. This is the
third time in the past
four years that the
county has reduced
property tax village.
that point and time.
Commissioner Warren Yeager
told Gibson that the video had
helped clear up some of the ques-
tions he had concerning the
amount of money that would be
raised, and how.it would be spent.
The board will-consider a res-
olution .to support'the 1/2 cent
.skes tax'refeiendum at their next
regularly scheduled mieetihg.
t BUDGET IH
Prior to tbe board's regularly
scheduled meeting they held the
final public hearings on the coun-
ty's 1996-97 budget.
The commissioners adopted
the $12,811.295.00 budget as
presented, compared to the 1995-
96 budget of $10,875,258. The
increase is a reflection of the
county's nearly three million dol-
lar road bond issue.
The board has expressed sev-
eral times their pleasure in reduc-
ing the millage rate below the roll-
back rate, therefore lowering
county property taxes. This year's
budget is no exception. coming in
at 7.6 mills., down from 7.819
mills last year, and slightly under
the rollback rate of 7.609 mills.
This marks three times In the
past four years that the county
has reduced property taxes
through lower millage rates.
HIGHLAND VIEW WATER
The board selected Preble and
Rish. Consulting Engineers, to do
the engineering work for the
Highland View water system reno-
Gulf County has received a
$600,000 Community Develop-
ment Block Grant to completely
refurbish the aging system. After
the engineering phase of the pro-
ject is complete, bids will be
awarded to do the construction
portion of the project.
Bids to construct- a county
park on the Tucker property site
at SL Joseph Peninsula came in
slightly higher than the $100,000
grant, received from the Florida
Recreation .Development Assist-
Southern Champion Con-
structioh'p, low bid of $133,270
requested Chief AdministratfiP
Don.Butler to negotiate with the
(See EXPLAINED on Page 3)
Board Signs Three
Year Pact With
Port St. Joe Schools Plagued With
Leaking Roofs, Flooding Parking Lots
The Gulf County School
Board and the classroom teach-
ers signed a three-year working
pact Tuesday. which spells out
working conditions but re-
addresses the salary question
each year. The new agreement
also provides a two percent in-
crease in the over-all wage pack-
Temple Watson, the Board's
negotiator, signed the agreement,
along with the chairman. Oscar
Redd, Superintendent Walter
Wilder and Jackie Sweat, negotia-
tor for the classroom teacher or-
Ms. Sweat also advised the
board that the classroom teach-
ers would be approaching the
State Supreme Court for permis-
sion to require the State Depart-
ment of Education to resume
funding the school system at the
level of 1986-87.
"The state did commit 40% of
state tax collections for school
purposes. Since the adoption of
the state lottery in 1987, the
state funding of schools has been
reduced to a 34.48% level; six
percent below the pre-lottery
days," she said.
'We're asking the state to re-
-.sume funding at the 40% level
which will mean an additional
$1.159,802 for Gulf County
schools, or an 11.1% increase
over current funding," she said.'
Ms. Sweat asked the board to
consider giving their support to
*the movement once it is intro-
Board member Caroline Nor-
ton cited several bad and danger-
ous leaks in the school buildings,
especially the Port St. Joe High
School. "There are several leaks
coming down through electrical
fixtures which I consider as being
extremely dangerous." she said.
Mrs. Norton also scored the
lack of drainage on the school
parking lot, "forcing teachers ar-
riving early in the morning to
have to remove their shoes and
roll up their pants to wade
through the parking lot to the
building." she said.
Member Charlotte Pierce
echoed Norton's plaint by noting
the auditorium of the Elementary
School. "which had rivers of water
cascading down the walls and
puddling up inside the auditori-
um. Also," Mrs. Pierce stated,
"The lack of drainage at the
school's entrance causes a bad
Superintendent Walter Wilder
cautioned the board to begin
making plans for a trouble-free
transition of the superintendent.
"I plan to bring the newly elected
superintendent, whomever he
might be, into my office to begin
acquainting him with the opera-
tion, Just as soon as we know
who he is. This will cause a need
for changes in other places in the
school system which you must
also address." he pointed out.
SWilder said he had been
questioned as to why school was
let out in anticipation of the
storm. "I was advised by the
emergency management people to
start the children home by 11:00
a.m., Monday. so they wouldn't
be on the road in event of an
emergency situation arising. Also,
many students live on roads
which are still hazardous to trav-
el. We can't run school when a
substantial number of the stu-
dent body can't get there," Wilder
'In other business, Wilder no-
tified the board that swearing in
Sfor new terms or the board would
be held November 19, at 10:00
Angry waves whipped up by Tropical Storm Josephine projects repairing damage from Hurricane Opal along Gulf
caused some damage to berms and beach renourishment County's extensive beach frontage.
Gulf Escapes A Wet "Josephine"
EMC director Larry Wells leads in making plans for the
county to cope with approaching Tropical Storm Josephine.
Gulf County dodged most of the property damage caused by
Tropical Storm Josephine, as the comparatively weak storm
veered to the east of Gulf County, barely grazing the eastern tip,
or the Indian Pass Beach vicinity.
Josephine never reached hurricane wind velocity in all of its
long trip as far away as the New England states.
According to Lynn Todd, keeper of such records at the
Wastewater Treatment Plant, we didn't dodge all the rainfall,
however. For the second week end in a row, the county has ex-
perienced heavy rainfall. This time, Gulf recorded 3.83 inches of
rainfall from Saturday through Monday, with the heaviest pre-
cipitation Sunday and Monday.
Emergency Management Director Larry Wells said the
county experienced property damage, mainly, to beach renour-
ishment projects the county had underway, correcting damage
caused by Hurricane Opal last fall. Approximately $50,000 dam-
age was inflicted on six of seven berms on the county beaches
and another $50,000 to beach renourishment projects the
county has underway.
'The storm also caused some damage to newly replaced pay-
ing in the Stump Hole area," Wells said. "But, by and large, we
escaped damage to people's property. Only one home suffered
from undermining in the Cape area, causing about $5,000 in
damages," he continued.
There was no appreciable wind damage inside the county,
except: for blowing down small limbs and pine needles. Wells
said winds only reached the 37 mph velocity mark at EMS head-
quaiters in the Courthouse. "It probably would have been re-
corded as slightly higher in the Cape area," he added. 'We had
no damaging winds to speak of," he concluded.
But, Tropical Storm Josephine was a wet one!
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 1996
DURING THE NEXT COUPLE of weeks, you are going to see
an intense campaign sent our way, favoring a local half-cent
sales tax to finance a renovation of the Port St. Joe Elementary
School, bringing it up-to-date and installing the latest in teach-
ing aids. You will also be given the flip side of the record, we sus-
We would urge you to weigh each argument carefully before
making a decision and make your decision for the benefit of our
most precious possession-our children. We ask that you not al-
low yourself be coerced into making what is to be a decision hav-
ing a very far-reaching affect on our school system.
We would also urge upon you the importance of not basing
your decision on whether or not to support or object to the spe-
cial levy, based on some personal pique at some personnel or ac-
tivity or because of some activity of which you approve.
BASE YOUR VOTE, STRICTLY on a reality of need, not of
what you perceive to see as that need, but the need based on ac-
tual facts presented to you, both pro and con.
We would hate to disapprove of the levy, only to find out
some time later how important it actually was to be of benefit to
our schools and their task.
Neither would we have you approve of such a special levy if it
is not proven to you that the extra money is actually needed and
is not just another way to finance a monument to someone or
some group of:someones.
SWE'LLBE UP FRONT with you to this extent. We intend to
vote for the extra levy.
Why? Simply because we think it is needed and is the most
equitable method of getting the necessary money. '
We know there are those who feel the schools are paying too
many too much for more or less mundane tasks. There are those
who feel that the schools are too top-heavy with administration-
type jobs. We couldn't deny nor verify that claim. We do know
that ln :an operation as large as the school system, there are
bound to be a few inequities. We believe they are kept to a mini-
mum in the Gulf County system.
SIn the past, Gulf County has had the luxury of receiving
finds, known as "Capital Outlay Funds" each year from the
state system to be used for this very purpose. In the past year or
s0, this source of funds has dried up as have many other funds.
If we piopose to renovate this present building, we must pay
for it, and we can see no better way to do it, than with a half-
cent.sales tax levy.
Yoi Did Well
WAY TO GO, GULF COUNTY! You made yourself proud with
the generous percentage of voters you sent to the polls for the
second primaries on Tuesday of last week. We'll be willing to wa-
ger that no other county in the state of Florida did so well, given
the circumstances which you experienced on election day, 'Octo-
We1."iw the candidates, who put all they had into cam-
paigning for those several months of the campaign season ap-
preciate it too. Now, you have only to make one more important
trip to the polls on November 5.
IF ANYONE' HAD A perfect excuse to stay at home and not
get out in the inclement weather merely to mark a ballot, the
three plus inches of rainfall we experienced that important Tues-
day was a perfect excuse. But, you came anyhow and we're
proud of you. A little precipitation is enough of an excuse to
keep almost anybody inside where it's comfortable and dry.
A few drops of rain has historically put a damper on any ac-
tivity, from attending church to attending a theatrical produc-
tion to taking in a football game. Well, maybe a few drops of rain
wouldn't deter four out of ten from attending a football game,
but you get our drift.
AT LEAST A MAJORITY of our registered voters made the
final selection of whom we would have represent our political
parties in the final round of selection and didn't leave it up to a
minority to choose for all of us.
We feel the people of Gulf County can be satisfied with the
results of the election, whether or not the particular candidate
you personally supported, did or did not get selected, because,
at least, a majority had a hand in each and every decision.
That's what democracy is all about; the rule of the majority
rather than the important decisions being made in the favor of
some particular minority. We can all live with that.
H Hunker Down with Kes byKesleyColbert
Dick Never Kissed Jane
I wish we'd a' known you
could kiss a girl on the cheek
when I was in the first grade.
Miss Carolyn taught us all kinds.
of things-she'd go on and on
about shaping our letters and
building words and adding' num-,
bers and George Washington's
cherry tree and the proper way to
brush our teeth and put on our
galoshes and I loved that clay
modeling part and we near 'bout -
moved in with Dick, Jane and lit-.
tie Spot-but she never, riot one
single solitary'time in nine extra
long months' said a word about":
I feel like I got short changed!
Shucks, we were doing those
ABC things and discovering you
could put the 5 right behind the 1
and make a whole new number..,
. and they're over in North Car-
olina kissing each other!
I may need counseling to get
through this one.
Let's see ..... If Miss Caro-
lyn had "opened up" to us, I.
could have done a little kissing in ,
the first grade, gone steady by my
third year in school, married in.
junior high and been out earning
0 0 0
. While We Were Looking
my way in life by the time I was
I ought to be retired!
Miss Carolyn, by holding
back our development like she
did, has caused me to have to
'work an extra 10 to, 15 years.: I
think I'm due some consideration
...:. Isn't there sdme kind of
law out there about sexual by-
pass? Miss Carolyn' was clearly
up to her elbow pits In what will
surely go down in history as the,
infamous first grade cover-up
gatel4.I:m going to sue'rhy old ele-
mentary school for, atthe very
least,. a lifetime ,pass, to the
Wayne'Newton Shqw in Branson,
'Course, I think I know what
the school's defense will be-
they'd hold up pictures of every
girl in my first grade class. I want
to0 be charitable here, but there
wasn't much. kissing material ,in
that group. I mean LaRenda'
Bradfleld was, and is, one of my
all-time best friends-but she
played left tackle for us at recess
.... .Sara Glenn McCullar could
cut you with her nose. Peggy Annr
Brashear had one eye that looked
right at you while the other would-
be gazing out 'toward; left field.
Gwenell Huffines was the pretti-
est girl in class and she had
those cat-eyed, coke bottle glass-
es and enough metal in her brac-
es to build a three span bridge
over the Duck River. Plus, her
dad raised all those hogs and
Gwen came to school every morn-
ing wearing a pretty strong.per-
I haven't seen a picture of the
young lady over in North Carolina
that was on the receiving end of
the news-making, earth-shaking
peck, but I suspect she, doesn't
play football, has a regular nose,
wears contact lens and the clos-
est she's ever come to a pig is the
bacon cheeseburger at Joe and
Mabel's Drive-Thru Honk and Eat
iii Fayetteville. The over-zealous
investigative news reporter cover-
ing the story informed us that the
girl had actually asked to be
bused. I didn't catch the flrst
grader's name but I couldn't help
but wonder if it might have been
The young kissing bandit got
himself suspended from school.'
Charges of sexual harassment
were bandied about. People, we're
talking first graders here! Don't
complicate it, don't mountain -
out ofl- a molehill it, don't
boost your T.V. ratings at the ex-
pense of'a little bright-eyed, fun-
loving, got my whole life In -
front of me, towheaded six-
year old. Don't confuse him or
worst of all put life long doubts in
his sponge-like little mind.
Only In America!
I used to break around right
end and start down the side line
at recess.' LaRenda Bradfield
would hit me with a full head of
steam and knock me flying across
the gravel road into th6 concrete
block incinerator. Her momentum
would bring her along with me
and just as I bounced off the
blocks she'd catch me full force
with a shoulder -to my solar plex-
us. As she got up off of me she
never failed to grind her eleven
and a half steel toed combat boot
against my pencil thin neck. Lis-
ten folks, that's what I'd call a
classic example of your basic first
grade sexual harassment!
; As to that kissing stuff, I can
say with some certainty that none
of it went on back in 1953.
'Course, I can't be absolute on
this because we used to have to
put our heads down and close
our eyes for twenty minutes every
day . .... you don't reckon
Ricky Gene and Ja'Nelle Presson
were experimenting back there on
the back row ......
T'll tell you something, I wish
I'd a' looked back in those days-
if I'd a' thought it would have got-
ten me two days "out of school"-.
listen,L I'd a' kissed Luellen Blu-
menthal right slap dab on the
TLavin' flnow nn the Job ':. u
Childish Actions Deserve Child-like Punishment
THIS TIME OF the year is
my favorite season. The baseball
play-offs are in ,full swing and
they have my full attention. First,
there are the wild card play-offs,
then, the league championships
and then the World Series. It just
doesn't get any better than this!
Of course the true sportsman
has no favorites when it comes to
play-offs. They get all goggle-eyed
with the best of the. NBA, the
NFL, tennis, hockey, soccer, vol-
leyball; you name it. But I'm
prone to baseball and their play-
I'm having to strain a bit try-
ing to make time to watch them
all. I even watched the New York
Yankees duel the Texas Rangers
the other night, and it was a good
and exciting game. Dean Palmer
won for the Rangers with a two-
run homer. This was especially
gratifying because my grandson
is good friends with Dean, both
having played ball during their
high school and summer league
playing days when they were both
By Wesley Ramsey
rivals and teammates together.
It made the game seem more
THEN, ALONG CAME the
spitting incident involving Rober-
to Alomar to put a black eye on
the whole play-off process.
There are those who think he
should be suspended for a period
of time for his actions and. some
who think he should not be sus-
I'm supporting those who feel
he should be suspended.
It was a disgusting action by
someone who should have had
more couth than that. After a
player gets to the status where he
makes several million dollars a
year for playing a kid's game he
should be above acting like one.
That wasn't a nice protest of'
the umpire's ruling at all. It
wasn't nice and it wasn't fair and
it wasn't respectful of the' one;
who applies the rules. By and
large, umpires do a good job. The
manager of the Orioles didn't get:
all huffy and come unwound be-
cause the pitch was too close to
take and Roberto did it anyhow,
Umpires ,make split-second
decisions and their decisions
should be honored unless they,
themselves, change the call. Oth-
erwise, there can be no final rul-
ing to a game, if every player is
going to get in a huff every time
an umpire-a human being-
makes a human mistake, if, in-
deed he did make a mistake .
ONE OF MY favorite players,
and a favorite of millions, was
Dale Murphy.' He never argued
with an umpire. He respected his
call, whether or not he agreed
There are a multitude of oth-
er players who never argue with a
call, either. There are also a mul-
titude of so-called "superstars"
who do argue, and they're as
wrong as Roberto was.
The umpires we see in the
major leagues give instant deci-
sions on some close plays, but
they never give one side : the ad-
vantage over the other side in
making their calls, or else they
wouldn't remain a major league
umpire for very long. The umpire
is probably the most unbiased
person operating in the league.
One example: anyone other
than an umpire probably would
not have turned and walked away
after he had his face spat in. It's
the normal reaction to react with
force and violence to such an in-
sult, and it was an insult.
The umpire was more of a
man and a gentleman than Ro-
ROBERTO WAS more like a
spoiled child with his reaction to
a disagreement. For this reason,
he should be suspended, if not
thrown out of baseball altogether.
I feel there is no place in the
game for such infantile behavior.
Incidents by highly paid prima-
donna athletes are becoming too
commonplace to overlook any fur-
From abusing drugs-
including alcohol-to abusing
women and fans, should not be
condoned. Anyone making that
kind of money and attracting that
much adulation should be ex-
pected to keep -his deportment
above reproach; in other words,
he should set the example to earn
the kind of hero worship the ath-
lete expects. This isn't just in
baseball; it's the norm which
should be expected of partici-
pants in all sports and all ath-
letes who expect to be in the pub-
ROBERTO DESERVES to be
held accountable for his actions.
If he is suspended for any less
than the remainder of the season,
I'll be very disappointed. He has
not only cast a shadow upon his
own name, but he has sullied the
name of his father, who also
played the game of baseball, was
also a superstar, who also played
hard and played to win. He was
an outstanding superstar and
earned his accolades, but so far
as we can remember, he never
found it a necessity to spit in an
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. OCT. 10, 1996 PAGE 3A
Johnson Makes Case For Sales
Tax To Finance Refurbished School
Says Proposed Tax Would Be Used Solely For Construction
Work And Would Be Terminated When i
The Gulf County School Board signed a CTA representative Jackie Sweat, board
three year working contract with the Class- chairman Oscar Redd and Superintendent of
room Teachers Association at their regular Schools Walter Wilder. Witnessing the event
meeting Tuesday. Shown signing the con- are board members David Byrd, Charlotte
tract are board negotiator Temple Watson, Pierce, Caroline Norton and Mary Pridgeon.
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Greg Johnson, representing a
group of private citizens who are
promoting the adoption of a half
cent sales tax to finance the reno-
vation of the Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary School, presented the
group's case before the Kiwanis
Club Tuesday at their noon meet-
'Johnson also showed a short
video which has been prepared by
the citizens' committee, highlight-
ing some of the evident needs for
extensive repairs to the present
building, which was built as a
high school in 1950 and began
housing the elementary school in
First, Johnson said a sales
tax has been chosen over an ad
valorem tax levy in order to
spread the burden of repayment
over a greater number of citizens.
The sole purpose of the half
cent levy has been identified and
stipulated for the repair and reno-
vation of the Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary School. Once this project is
completed and paid for, the tax-
will be removed. If, for any rea-
son, the tax should be desired to
be continued, the citizens of Gulf
County will be faced with approv-
al of such a levy. The tax levy in
question will be eliminated once
its stated purpose has been taken
COST OF RENOVATION
'The estimated cost of reno-
vating the present building,
bringing it up to present day
standards, has been 'guestimat-
led' by the architect as costing in
the neighborhood of $3.5-$4 mil-
lion. A completely new building
has been estimated to cost $7-$8
million and the school would not
have the luxury of having an au-
ditorium nor a gymnasium. State
Department of Education does
not approve auditoriums nor
gymnasiums with new elementary
school plants anymore."
Johnson pointed out that
state capital outlay funds coming
into the county have been re-
duced from the $600,000 per
year level which was present in
MOD WalkAmerica Breaks Prior Record
Other teams that walked
include Hambrick Construction,
Gulf Pines Hospital, St. Joseph
Mold-A-Male, First Union, Gulf
County Sheriffs Department, St.
Joe Natural Gas, Tyndall Federal
Credit Union, Probation and
Parole Office, Costin and Costin
and Port St. Joe Police. The help.
provided by the police department
in keeping all those walkers in
Florida A & M University and
Gulf Coast Community College
are co-sponsoring an educational
fair offering information and
opportunities to GCCC students.
On October 23 from 10 a.m.
until noon, exhibits will be set up
in the Student Union Cafeteria
with information regarding each
of the FAMU colleges, as well as
deans of those colleges in atten-
tlon of SHIP administrator Bo,
Williams and will report several:
delinquent participants to the
Awarded Champion Chev-
rolet of Tallahassee a bid for a
new 4-wheel drive truck, at a
price of $18,158.
line was greatly appreciated.
The mission of the March of
Dimes is to improve the health of
babies by preventing birth defects
and infant mortality. Mission
goals for the year 2000 are to
reduce birth defects by 10 per-
cent, reduce infant mortality to
seven per 1,000 live births,
reduce low birthweight to no more
than five percent of all live births
and increase the number of
women who get prenatal care in
the first trimester to 90 percent.
It is through people like those
in the Port St. Joe area who con-
tributed their time and money
that the goals will be reached.
March of Dimes organizers wish
to extend their heartfelt thanks to
the people of the community for
their support in helping America's
babies to be born healthy._
Congratulations are in order
for all the walkers who participat-
ed in the March of Dimes
WalkAmerica on Saturday,
September 28. A whopping,
;,,$10.550.00 was raised this year,
b~farly double -tht bf last year's"
Thanks in large part to Walk
Chairperson Johanna White of
First Union Bank, local support
was stupendous. They would also
like to thank the major corporate
sponsors, St. Joseph Land and
Development Company, Apalachi-
cola Northern Railroad, 3600
Communications, St. Joseph
Telecommunications and First
Union National Bank. A delicious
lunch was provided by Hungry
Howie's and Subway. Additional
refreshments were donated by
Kirk's Ice, Rich's IGA, Motley's Big
Star, and Duren's Piggly Wiggly.
WPAP's Chuck and Norm
brought "Rolling Thunder" and
provided some great music. 92.5
WPAP, as media sponsor for the
walk, ran many, many spots pub-
licizing the walk.
The team that brought in the
most money was Arizona
Chemical. Paul Sandhau of
Marquis Home Health Care raised
the highest individual amount. He
received a c.d. player for his
Project Is Paid For
1990, to less than $130,000 this
year. "All of this money is neces-
sary for, repairs to all the county
school plants," the speaker said.
Back in 1990, the elementary
school in Wewahitchka was the
most needy situation and it was
rebuilt with the capital outlay
funds, with the intention of re-
building Port St. Joe's school as
soon as Wewahitchka's was fin-
ished. In the meantime, the
source of funds has dried up,
making an alternative source of
funds necessary, Johnson point-
SCOPE OF RENOVATION
Johnson outlined the projects
which would be renovated under
the half cent sales tax plan.
There would be either four
or five additional classrooms
Central heat and air condi-
tioning for the entire building.
Currently, some rooms are heat-
ed with space heaters and cooled
with window units which must be
turned down or off at times so the
teacher may be heard.
A new slope-type roof would
be provided for the entire building
to control numerous stubborn
Installation of adequate wir-
ing and lighting.. Currently the
wiring has been added to so
many times until it provides for
an unsafe situation. Too, addi-
tional wiring must be installed to
accommodate modern computer
Renovation and enlarging is
needed in every classroom to
make them adequate for a good
learning situation, as well as pro-
vide adequate room for special-
ized subjects, such as science,
computer labs, libraries, study
Completely renovate the in-
adequate, out-of-date and worn
out plumbing and fixtures in the
current building. Present plumb-
ing is buried in a concrete floor,
making it almost impossible to re-
place or renovate.
Over $100,000 is currently
being spent, per year, on the
present elementary school build-
ing for maintenance. Work done
on the building is still iot ade-
quate to make the facilities desir-
able as a learning center. r
Presented With Gavel
Out-going County Commission chairman Billy Traylor is
presented with a plaque containing a gavel to note his year
of service to the board Tuesday evening at: the regular
County Commission meeting. Making the presentation is
the new board chairman, Nathan Peters, Jr., right. Peters
will serve the board as chairman until next October. Both
commissioners are veteran members of the board.'
contract and see if the project can
be brought a little closer to the
Current plans call for a park-
ing-lot, dune walkover, bath-
rooms, picnic area, and beach
overlook to be constructed.
IN OTHER BUSINESS
The board was notified that
arbitrator Charles Morgan, Jr.
had ruled in favor of a grievance:
filed by Greg Pickron and Bill
Nunnery. Both had been given a
three-day suspension for discipli-
nary reasons. Morgan awarded
them back wages for all of the
days they had been deprived of
their right to work.
At the request of
Commissioner Yeager, voted to
request the state to extend scallop
season for St Joseph Bay through
the month of September.
Decided to hire Dr. Jorge
San Pedro as Jail Medical
Director, at a cost of $1,200 per
Formally recognized Wewa-
hitchka Search and Rescue Unit
Followed the recommenda-
You're in good hands
For auto, home and life-
Being in good hands
is the only place to be.
ROY SMITH or LAURA RAMSEY
HANNON INSURANCE AGENCY
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tingcake. Instead, there all quickly Veryn terest* Federal is reducing all
li,, f,,i qn *,; fnr n.pxrlnmrc eprn1rpld Inans hv a rotal of 40 basis points off the current rate.
During our 40th birthday celebration, qualified members can For example, a car loan that is normally 6.75% A.ER. is now
arrange 56 month unsecured loans for as much as $4,000 at an annual 6.35% A.PR. It's an extremely low-interest event, and it goes on for
percentage rate (A.P.R.) as low as 9.6%. Now that's low interest. 40 days and 40 nights from September 1st through October 10th.
Furthermore, except for the first mortgages and adjustable home
After that, the party over.
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 1996
Howell, DAR Regent
Attends Fall Forum
Local Chapter Salutes Its City
In National DAR Publication
Mrs. William Howell, Regent, Orlando September 26 through
Saint Joseph Bay Chapter, September 28.
Daughters of the American The national theme, "Our
Revolution, attended the Florida Heritage is the Key to Our
State Society DAR Fall Forum at Future", was the dominant theme
the Airport Marriot Hotel in of the convention. NSDAR
Kristi Lynn Gregg
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Douglas
Backstrom of Hattiesburg,
Mississippi and Mr. and Mrs.
James Melvin Gregg of Largo,
announce the engagement of their
daughter, Kristi Lynn Gregg, of
Hattiesburg to Troy Lane Sides of
fattiesburg, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Jerry W. Sides of Hernando,
Mississippi. The wedding is to be
held at Temple Baptist Church at
6 pm. October 19, with the recep-
tion to follow. Immediately at
Jackie Dole Sherill Community
The bride is the granddaugh-
ter of the late Alma R. Arledge and
the late Irving H. Raff of Lake
Lanier and Spartanburg, southh
Carolina, and John C. Gregg of
Tryon, North Carolina, and Adella
Jaspert Graham of Sebastin.
She is a 1985 graduate of Port
St Joe High School and graduat-
ed in 1989 from University of
Southern Mississippi with a B.S.
In Interior Design. She is
employed at Westslde Paint and
Decorating in HatUesburg as an
Tl7agroom is the grandson of
peraijne Deen and the late
Charles M. Deen of Cermantown,
Tennessee and Pearlle Sides and
the late Melvin W. Sides of
He graduated in 1986 from
Hernando High School and from
North West Junior College in
Senatobia, Mississippi in 1988.
He Is currently attending the
University of Southern
Mississippi in Hattiesburg and is
employed at Federal Express
All friends are. :Invited to
attend aid be with them to share
this happy day.
President General, Mrs. Charles
K. Kemper, was the featured
Mrs. Howell represented
Saint Joseph Bay Chapter at the
Panhandle Regents Council for
the past two years, serving as
council president for 1995-1996.
Recently, the Saint Joseph
Bay Chapter placed a full page
advertisement in the August-
September issue of the National
DAR magazine, "Daughters".
Mrs. Howell's husband, W. H.
(Billy) Howell, furnished a photo-
graphic scene of St Joseph Bay.
Mrs. Howell created the format
and wrote the legend which
"Salutes Port St. Joe, Florida's
Constitution City On Beautiful St.
Joseph-Bay". The ad won the "Ad
Excellence Award" for the month.
Heather Victoria Pitts
SZack Pitts and Heather lyson
of Highland View are proud to
announce the birth of their
daughter, Heather Victoria Pitts.
IVictoria was born August
18th at Columbia Gulf Coast
Medical Center, She weighed
seven pounds and was 20 inches
Grandparents are Laura and
Richard Koch of Highland View.
Ronnie Ptts 'of Kiriard, and'Tim
and Ann Peavy of Wewahitchka.
Mr. and Mrs. James Wilson
will be celebrating their fiftieth
wedding anniversary with a
reception, hosted by their chil-
dren, on Saturday, October 26.
.The reception will be held at
the First Baptist Church Social
Hall from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. All
friends and relatives are invited to
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New Manage meant Ne w Menuc
New Management New Menu
Keep us in mind when booking
holiday parties & dinners
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Hypnosis for Change
Stop Smoking Weight Control
Insomnia Stress Management
Performance Enhancement Headaches
Pain Management Trauma Recovery
Edwin R. Ailes, M.S., LMFT
Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc.
Mrs. William Howell, Regent, Saint Joseph Bay Chapter, DAR,
is shown with Austin Horton as she talks with him recently about
the full page of advertising the local chapter placed in the
National DAR magazine, "Daughters". ;
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(DM)-When you have to cook dinner and it's hot outside, tr Shrimp &
Vegetable Mein. This quick and easy one-dish meal features a colorful stir-
fry of delicate shrimp mixed with julienned snow peas, carrots and sliced
onion served over imen which is the Chinese word for noodles. Preparing the
* sauce takes onlN seconds when yeb start with bottled Kikkoman Stir-Fry
Sauce A blend of naturally brewed soy sauce, sherry, garlic and select sea-
sonings, bottled stir-fry sauce gives this tasty Chinese specialty an authentic
flavor vith virtually no effort. For dessert, serve cooling sorbet topped with
Fresh berries and enjoy a great dinner.
SHRIMP & VEGETABLEMEIN
4 ounces uncooked capellini 2 small carrots, julienned
S(angel hair pasta) 1 onion, thinly sliced
cup Kikkoman Stir-Fry Sauce 4 ounces fresh snow peas,
4 cup regular strength chicken julienned
broth Vs teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon sesame seed,.
pound small shrimp (55-60
count), shelled and deveined
Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt; drain and keep
warm. Meanwhile, combine stir-fry sauce and chicken broth; set aside. Heat 1
Tbsp. oil in hot wok or large skillet over high heat. Add shrimp and stii-fry. 1
minute; remove. Heat remaining oil in same pan. Add carrots, onion, snow
peas and salt. Stir-fry 5 minutes. Add sauce mixture, shrimp and sesame seed;
cook, stirring, until all pieces are coated well with sauce arid heated through.
Serve over pasta. Makes 4 servings,
Each serving: 306 calories, Iug fat, 87mg choles., 766mg sodium,
35g carb., 19g protein.
Starting Oct. 1 1996
NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY
Covered by Medicare
OWEN D. OKSANEN, M.D.
201 8th Street Port St. Joe
St. Joe Bay DAR:
Planning to Meet
Saint Joseph Bay Chapter
Daughters of the American
Revolution will hold its first regu-
lar luncheon and business meet-
ing on Wednesday, October 16 at
12:00 noon, eastern time, in the
dining room of the St. Joseph Bay
All members are urged to
attend this important meeting.
Many thanks to the commu-
nity of Oak Grove who helped
make the March of Dimes
WalkAmerica a huge success.
Tim & Larry
El Governor Motel
Mike Treadaway's Karaoke
Wed., Fri. and Saturday
7:30 to 11:30 p.m.
A Children's Book Shoppe
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528 Sixth Street (904) 227-1636'
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
When you fill arie ptionC
with us, we'll take the time to
make sure. you.Inderstand tthbe
bbst way to take your medic.t0on,
any contradictions or side effects you might
experience or answer any.'othdr questions you
may have.. And we"keep-accurate, computerized
records for all our customers,.-
We're also a great place to pick up
everyday healthand grooming -
products at extra fow prices.,.
T'o Pharmacists & rwo Pharmac)
cchinicians to serve you promptly.
HEARING AID CENTER
'618 W. 23rd Street
Panama City, FL
Top Quality, Name
Brand Hearing Aids
* Satisfaction Guaranteed
* Monthly Service Center
Motel St, Joe (PSJ)
1 st Thursday each month
'D A d'-IP A A
Edwin R. Alles, Executive: reduce gradually until succeed-
Director of the Gulf County ing. This can be accomplished in
Guidance Clinic, Inc., has one session if immediate smoking.
announced that the guidance cessation is desired, or within
clinic is now accepting partici- three weeks if the participant
pants for "Stop Smoking pro- wants to reduce gradually.
grams. Ailes, a licensed psy- Interested participants will
chotherapist and trained, hyp- need to call and schedule an indi-
notherapist, indicated that any- vidual interview with Mr. Ailes.
one interested in quitting smok- Individual and small group ses-
ing may call (904) 227-1145 for sions are available. Fees are
immediate scheduling. dependent upon length of partici-
According. to Ailes, "Stop pation. For "your own sake,"
Smoking" programs at the Gulf make your appointment for a
County Guidance Clinic, Inc. uti- "fresh start" today.
lize hypnosis and behavioral man-
agement techniques to help indi- __
viduals to quit smoking effectively
and smoothly. Ailes stated that
participants may choose to quit ,C
immediately or may wish to
w~t~a ~YC id~4C: ~V*rCidadj*~
, Employees ofArizona
Chemical Raise Money
For Healthier Babies
To help prevent birth defe
and reduce infant mortal
employees of Arizona Chemica
Port St. Joe plant raised $2,2
for the March of Dimes throi
"WalkAmerica". This contribute
to the Gulf County total of mo
than $10,000 was the most raise
by a single team.
y Port St. Joe plant employee
joined teams from other loi
businesses, civic organization
and schools to take part in I
fundraiser and walk from Fra
Pate Park to the courthouse a
back on Saturday, September Z
"Providing much-needed c
nations to organizations like t
March of Dimes is made all t
more special when the funding
raised through the person
involvement of our employees
said Clark Davis, plant manage
at Port St. Joe. "Without, th
Free Exams For
Gulf Co. Womer
The month of October
National Breast Cancer Awa
ness month. The Gulf Courn
Public Health Unit will be doi
free pap smears and breast exan
on Wednesday, October 16th.
Port St. Joe.
Please call the health depa
ment at 227-1276 and schedi
an appointment time.
Also. If anyone is interested
having a nurse speak to yc
women's group regarding -hea
Issues, please call Verna Matt
It's A Girl!
Andrew and Rebecca Furr <
proud to announce the arrival
their sister, Lindsay Marie Fu
Born September 26 at ColumI
'Gulf Coast Hospital. She weigh
nine pounds, eight ounces a
'was 21 inches long.
Proud parents are Jeffrey a
Lynn Furr. Her grandparents
Howard and Virginia BUck of P
St. Joe, and Edith Furr and t
late Howard Furr of Ocala.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 1996 PAGE 5A
Wewa Commodity Certificationr
of other concerned community F y
members, this event would not
have been such a success." .
Over the years, "WalkAmer- '
ica" has raised millions of dollars
to support medical research, com-
munity services, education and
advocacy. The development of
surfactant, administered to pre- r
mature babies with underdevel-
oped lungs, is one such discovery B
that saves the lives of thousands C H E M I C A L
of babies each year. Gene therapy ,
is another area of research that -. 1 OE' ...
could help scientists to someday .t L,, .
eliminate a large .percentage of
birth defects. --
NHC HomeCare Receives Accreditation1
ger NHC HomeCare, an affiliate of
el- National HealthCare L.P., received
accreditation from the Joint
Commission on Accreditation of
r Healthcare Organizations. NHC
HomeCare received the accredita-
I tion from the JCAHO after an on-
s ite survey demonstrated Compli-
r- ance with the commission's
ty- national standards.
ng 'Receiving accreditation is a
m significant achievement, one that
in recognizes exemplary perfor-
mance by NHC HomeCare," says
rt- Dennis O'Leary, M.D., president,
le JCAHO. "The organization is to be
commended for its commitment to
providing quality care to the peo-
In ple in its community."
tur "We make a significant invest-
ieh ment in quality on a day-to-day
basis," says Joanne Batey. NHC's
vice president of homecare. "We
are extremely pleased to have
achieved this designation."
National HealthCare L.P. is a
publicly traded limited partner-
ire : ship. The company is celebrating
of Its 25th anniversary and Its 20th
rr., year of providing homecare. NHC
bla operates 100 long-term health
ed care centers with 12,810 beds, 32
nd homecare programs, a private
Nursing division, four retirement
nd :centers and assisted living at 10
are locations. NHC also operates
ort managed care specialty medical
he units, Alzhelmer's units, and a
rehabilitation services company.
Consumer Reports rated NHC's
quality of patient care the highest
of any publicly owned long-term
health care company.
Our Readers Write I --
to the Editor
October 3. 1996 '
Thank you for your favorable
and absolutely astute observa-
tlons (Editorial. Oct. 3. 1996) con-
cerning the recent visit of the
Florida Department of Veterans'
Affairs, Nursing Home Site
Selection Committee. Your photo
(The Star, Sept, 12, 1996) of the
committee viewing the proposed
location on the map (minus one
member who sat back with his
arms crossed and displayed that
ever knowing attitude of "I'm here
Sbut I'm not") told the story.
Your comments were correct
and on target We were not as It
turned out (as well as any other
North Florida site) a serious con-
tender from the start. The selec-
tion criteria weighed heavily on
veteran population and distance
to the nearest VA Medical Center.
Using this criteria. North
Florida will never (in my opinion)
be a contender unless our legisla-
Uve delegations at the state and
national level Join forces to pro-
vide a medical center in our area.
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Notice is hereby given of a public hearing to be held at 5:00 p.m. EDT on
Thursday, October 24, 1996 before the Port St. Joe Port Authority (the "Authority")
in the second floor conference room of Suite 210 in the Apalachicola Northern
Railroad Office Building, 300 1st Street, Port St. Joe, Florida, for the purpose of
receiving comments and hearing discussion concerning a plan of financing relating
to the issuance by the Florida Ports Financing Commission of its Revenue Bonds
(State Transportation Trust Fund) Series 1996 (the "Bonds"), the proceeds of which
shall be loaned to the Port St. Joe Port Authority in an amount not to exceed
$4,000,000.00. Proceeds of such loan will be used to finance all or a portion of the.
costs of the following projects to be owned by the Authority (the "Projects"):
Purchase approximately 20 acres of property with existing bulkhead with-
in the City of Port St. Joe, Florida located between 1st Street and Howard
Road and U.S. Highway 98 and St. Joseph Bay. Repair bulkhead, apron,
lighting and related facilities. Raze old waterfront warehouse arid upland
storage tank. Construct new warehouse and related facilities. -
S The operator of the Project shall be either the Authority or a private entity. The
SPort of Port St. Joe is located on the east side of St. Joseph Bay. The existing Port
facilities are currently owned by Florida Coast Paper Company, L.L.C.; St. Joe
Terminal Company, a subsidiary of Apalachicola Northern Railroad Company; and
: City of Port St. Joe, Florida. The St. Joe Terminal Company property will be pur-
Schased by tle Authority under the proposed project.
All affected citizens of City of Port St. Joe and Gulf County; Florida and all other
interested persons are invited to attend said hearing and, either personally or
through their representatives, present comments and discussion, oral or written,
concerning the proposed plan of financing, the loan, the Bonds and the nature and
location of the Projects. Should any person decide to appeal any decision, he will
need a record of the proceedings, and he may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
The public hearing is required by Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of
1986, as amended (the "Code"). Subsequent to the public hearing; Governor Lawton
Chiles will consider whether to approve the plan of financing, including the
issuance of the Bonds and the loan, as required by Section 147(f) of the Code. Any
Person interested in the proposed plan of financing, the issuance of the Bonds, the
loan or the location or nature of the Projects may appear and be heard.
PORT ST. JOE PORT AUTHORITY
The response and support
from our community and county
political leaders, representatives
for our business community, and
'our county commission staff was
very rewarding. Mrs. Adair, Vice
President of Gulf Coast
Community College, stayed the
course but unfortunately had to'
depart prior to the committee's
I would be remiss if the con-
tributions of Tamara Lamne (Port
SL Joe Chamber of Commerce)
were not noted. She was very
much involved in our efforts to
make a sterling presentaUon in
hopes that our city and county
would be favorably considered.
Thanks again for your obser-
vations and coverage of the site
S/s/ Bo Williams
Veterans' Service Officer
S for Gulf County
Vet's Office Closed
The Veterans' Service Office of
.'Gulf County will be: closed ,the
week of October 14 through 18.
Veterans needing assistance may
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Certification (only) for Wewa-
hitchka commodity recipients will
take place on Wednesday, October
16 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.,
CT, at the old courthouse. Those
in Wewahitchka whose cards have
Mexico Beach AA.RP. mem-
bers will be meeting Friday,
October 18th at 1 p.m., central
time, at the chamber building.
Everyone is invited to go and'
meet the candidates running in
the Mexico Beach elections.
Refreshments will be served at the
expired should bring the; neces-
sary papers on that day to recerti-
The commodity office at the
Gulf County courthouse in Port
St. Joe is open Monday through
Friday (except holidays) from 9:00
a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.
to -500 p.m., ET, for certification.
Please note that the next
commodity distribution will be in
November. For further informa-
tion feel free to call 229-9112, 639
5068, or 639-5069.
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Auto A/C Refrigerants
Containing LP Gas Are
Dangerous and Illegal
By Bob Crawford
Commissioner of Agriculture
Driving in, Florida with faulty
air conditioning can be an
uncomfortable experience. But
consumers attempting to
"recharge" their automobile's air
conditioning system with certain
unapproved and banned refrig-
erants containing LP gas could
be endangering themselves and
For many years, freon was the
approved refrigerant for use in
vehicle air conditioning systems.
Consumers could purchase cans
of the gas and recharge their car
or truck air conditioner using
simple kits. But in 1992, the sale
of freori was restricted due to
environmental concerns. Now, in
most cases, only individuals certi-
fled to properly handle freon can
purchase the gas.
Although authorized mechan-
ics and auto a/c technicians can
still buy existing supplies of freon
for use in older cars, the produc-
tion of the gas was halted in the
United States as of December
1995. With the phase-out of freon
has come the emergence in the
marketplace of some unapproved
or banned replacement. refrig-
erants. Some of these replace-
ments are composed of liquefied:
petroleum gases, such as isobu-
tane, butane and propane-all
extremely flammable. Because of
their combustibility, leakage of
these products Into the engine or
passenger compartment of a vehi-
cle is dangerous.,
In 1993, Florida enacted
laws prohibiting the sale, use
and distribution of LP gas-
based refrigerants for use in
automobile a/c systems. These
products are not approved by the
U. S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA), which has imposed
a nationwide ban on one of these
products, called OZ-12.
Although the labels on some
replacement products being mar-
keted do not indicate they are
intended for use in auto a/c sys-
tems, the pressure specifications
listed are consistent with, and
could imply, sich use. There Is
also evidence that the product
has been sold to auto. parts
stores, repair facilities, .flea mar-
ket vendors and the .public with
Wewa Srs. Plan
The Wewahitchka Senior
Citizens Association is preparing
for its annual "Rock-A-Thon" to
be held on Friday. November 1st.
They will be asking for pledges for
this event from members of the
community. Proceeds from the
event will be used on the new
senior center in Port St Joe.
The following people will be
rocking: Janice Green, Martha
Davis, Ila White, Barn Lee,
Florence Pridgeon, Gwen Suber,
Louise Keith, Mary Thingfold, and
Benny Rhames. ,
Cub Scouts Sell
The local Cub. Scout troop
members are now holding their
annual gourmet "Trails End" pop-
corn sale. This is the biggest
fundraiser conducted by the
group each year and troop leaders
are asking the community's sup-
port of them in this endeavor.
Proceeds from the sale are
-used to purchase badges and
pins, and to finance activities of
we've taken the
hassle out of pre-
qualifying for a
new or used car
verbal representations that the
product is a new-generation, envi-
ronmentally safe, replacement for
freon. In some cases, the sales
distribution method for the prod-
uct resembles pyramid-like mar-
keting strategies, where dealers
recruit other dealers.
The LP gas refrigerants can
also pose a threat to auto repair
mechanics, especially those work-
ing on a/c systems. Leak-detec-
tion equipment used by some
mechanics and a/c repair shops
can ignite the flammable substi-
The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services reminds consumers--
and potential dealers-that LP
gas-based refrigerants used in
vehicles can be dangerous and
are illegal in Florida. Read the
label carefully if you are consider-
ing the purchase of any new
refrigerant replacement on the
market. Beware if the label states
that the product contains lique-
fled petroleum gases, indicates
that the contents are highly flam-
mable, or warns that contact with
the skin could produce frostbite.
Those with questions about
LP gas refrigerants may contact
the Department's Bureau of LP
Gas Inspections at (904) 921-
Gulf County was commended
recently by Sandra Mortham,
Secretary of the State of Florida,
in recognition of its voter turnout
in the first primary election in
September. Fifty-nine percent of
Gulf County's electors went to the
polls to cast their vote in the first
primary, which was over twice the
percentage of voters who turned
out in other counties throughout
At left, Supervisor of Elections
Cora Sue Robinson, displays the
plaque of commendation received
by her office in recognition of
Gulfs. high voter participation in
the election process.
.According to Robinson, she
anticipates receiving another
commendation for the approxi-
mately 58 percent turnout in the
second primary or runoff election
Senior Citizens ,
The barbeque beef sandwich
dinner sales previously announced
by the Gulf' Couhity Senior
Citizens Association to be held
Friday, October 11ith at Frank"
Pate Park has been tancelled and
will be rescheduled at a later date.
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Going Out of
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Thurs., Fri. & Sat.,
month of October
Various size ,shelves,
toilet paper/paper towel
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buttons, spindles, black
knobs/hinges, blocks, etc.
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get free access your first Full month, plus free
activation and a Free Motorola cellular phone.
Simply contact 3600 The Cellular Store by
October 31st to take advantage of this offer.
You'll have affordable cellular service that's
all treats (and no tricks).
Free stadium pack plus 360 minutes of airtime. >
Sign up for both cellular service and long distance
service, and receive a canvas tote bag, blanket and
360 minutes of local cellular or residential long dis-
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of service. See store for details. Offer good while
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THR STAR. PORT ST. JOB. FL THURSDAY. OCT. 10. 1996
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TH. STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. OCT. 10. 1996
Wewa's Gators Fall To Cottondale
32-26 In Triple Overtime Suspense
Wewahitchka locked horns
with Cottondale through three
overtime periods before falling 26-
32 in a battle of Class 2A powers.
Ike Mincy once again had a
good night rushing the football for
the Gators with 168 yards on 32
carries. His two yard plunge early
in the second quarter put the
Gators on top 7-0.
Cottondale answered with 14
points before the half, but Justin
Jackson tied the game (14-14)
midway through the third period
when he recovered a Cottondale
punt attempt fumbled in the end-
zone. Josh Baxley added the extra
Both teams added six points
each in the fourth quarter.
Cottondale off a 35 yard pass
play, and Wewa, following another
touchdown by Mincy, this one for
Wewa got the ball back with a
chance to break the 20-20 tie with
:54 seconds remaining in the
game after a pass interception by
Ed Sumner. But, a 36 yard field
goal by Baxley failed.
Both teams tacked six points
on the board during the first over-
time period forcing a second over-
time. The Gators stopped Cotton-
dale on downs during their series
in the second overtime: then Josh
Baxley's apparent field goal to win
the game during Wewa's posses-
sion was ruled wide right by the
game's officials forcing a third
Cottondale stopped the
Gators and then scored on their
second play to end the marathon
Justin Jackson led all tack-
lers with 16, Ike Mincy had nine,
and Shawn Voyles eight tackles
for the Gators. W. T. Wills and Ed
Sumner had one pass intercep-
tion each for Wewa,
Ike Mincy led all rushers with
168 yards on 32 carries and
Danny Voyles carried the ball 11
times for 56 yards. Ed Sumner
had one catch for 10 yards.
Take A Week Off
This Friday, October llth.
the Gators will take the night off
of the gridiron. Their schedule will
resume next week when they will
host a district rival, Chattahoo-
chee, at 7 p.m., CT.
Score by: Quarters; OT:
Wewa 0 7 7 6 6 26
C'dale 0 14 0 6 12 32
First Downs 11
Passing Yards 10
Total Yards 253
Ike Mincy (35) was the leading ground gainer for the Gators
Friday night against Cottondale. Justin Jakcson (55) opens a hole
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/ "Help Kick Off Our campaign \
Candidate for City Council, Group 3
Sunday, October 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the
Driftwood Inn on Mexico Beach
Join Us for Hot Dogs and Meet the Candidate
"I Need Your Help"
Bill Jerden (left) of Leary, Georgia is shown in the photo
above holding a 58-pound wahoo caught aboard the. "Lady J"
with the assistance of first mate, Steve Branson (right).
This Week's Area Fishing Report
For September 30 Thru October 6
Last week the weather'put a damper on offshore fishing, but the king
fish and big spanish mackerel were good from shoreline out to about 60
feet. Some of the kings were 20 pounds and spanish were running four to
six pounds. Bay fishing was down due to the weather, but Greg Fletcher
reported in a conversation with me that he landed a nice red fish on live
Remember Safety Firstl
Don't let a land breeze fool you! It will be calm on the shore, but once
you get out two to three miles, it's a different world. Be sure you have a
good anchor, with a chain on it and plenty of rope, In case you have motor
Good Fishing, Captain Danny Tankersley, "Lady J'-Charlsma Charters
* NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS-
BID NO. 9697-01
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
ofGulf County, Florida will receive sealed bids from
any person, company, or corporation Interested In
providing Gulf County with the following equip-
1 OPS System
Specifications can be obtained from the Gulf
County Solid Waste Dept. 1001 Tenth St., Pon SL
Joe, FL 32456. Phone 904-227-3696, Fax 904-
Delivery date must be specified.
Please Indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER. and what the bid
The bids will be received until 5:00 p.m.. E.T., on
October 22, 1996, in the Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth
Street Port St Joe, FL 32456. The Board reserves
the right to reject any and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
Nathan Peters, Jr., Chairman
/s/ Benny C. Lister. Clerk
2tc. October 10 and 17. 1996.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9697-02
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
of Gulf County, Florida will receive sealed bids from
any person, company, or corporation interested In
providing Gulf County with the following equip-
1 Plotter, coloi 300/600 dpi A-E' paper
size. 68MB memory, stand, roll-feed
Adobe Postscript, with all cards, cables,
and drivers for AutoCAD. One year on-site
Additional information can be obtained from the
Gulf County Solid Waste Dept. 1001 Tenth St,
Port St. Joe. FL 32456. Phone 904-227-3696, Fax
Delivery date must be specified.
Please indicate on the. envelope that this is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and what the bid
The bids will be received until 5:00 p.m.. E.T.. on
October 22. 1996. In the Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth
Street, Port St Joe, FL 32456. The Board reserves
the right to reject any and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
Nathan Peters, Jr., Chairman
/s/ Benny C. Lister, Clerk
2tc. October 10 and 17, 1996.
KC Stamp Show
The Panhandle Philatelic
Society will host "Stampfest 4",
the fourth of four stamp shows in
1996 on October 26. The show
will be held at the Knights of
Columbus Hall on Carol Street in
Fort Walton Beach. Show hours
will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission
and parking are free.
This will be a 12 dealer
bourse with dealers from several
States in attendance. These deal-
ers will be able to offer United
States, Confederate and world-
wide stamps and covers as well as
an array of philatelic supplies.
Dealers will be available for infor-
mal appraisals of stamp collec-
If you have any questions or
need' additional information,
please contact Fred Brafford at
Ed Sumner (11) is shown
after he intercepted the ball in
Cottondale Friday night.
QUESTION: After my local
Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA) regional office turned down
my benefits claim. I filed the form
to appeal. Should I send any addi-
ANSWER: If you have filed a
completed VA Form 9, you are not
required to submit any more
paperwork. The Board of Vet-
erans' Appeals (BVA) will evaluate
your appeal based on the same
evidence used by the local office,
along with your VA Form 9 and
the local VA office's statement of
the case. If, however, you have
additional evidence, such as
records from:recent medical treat-
ments or evaluations that you feel
make your case stronger, you can
submit this evidence. Your appeal
representative, If you have one,
also can submit additional Infor-
mation in support of your claim.
QUESTION: What Informa-
tion should I include?
ANSWER: A :, substantive
appeal should discuss specific
issues in the Statement of the
Case you were previously provid-
'ed by' the VA regional office.
Include any evidence that sup-
ports your argument that the
decision of the local office was
QUESTION: Where do I send"
recent evidence that I think will
strengthen my case?
ANSWER: Submit the evi-
dence to the office holding your
claims folder. Records involving
your appeal will be kept at the VA
office where you filed your claim
until three or four months before
BVA begins reviewing your case.
Indian Pass Marine
2178 Hwy. C 30 227-1666 Port St. Joe
Simmons Bayou across from Pic's
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I WE KEEP AmEgicA Now, I
THE WORLD IS
This statement would not have got you much of an argument
back in the 1400's most people believed it. Of course,
Columbus and others have proved it wrong and we have come a
long way in the explanation of our planet and universe. U
In the field of health,-we have also made fantastic progress.
Whooping cough, typhoid, diphtheria, bubonic plague and the
fears that'were associated with them have all but vanished. The I
reason? medical explorers have developed vaccines, antibiotics
and a host of other miraculous drugs that can prevent and cure
such once dreaded afflictions.
"A GREAT MANY PEOPLE ENTRUST. US with their pre-
scriptions, health needs and other pharmacy products.
We consider this trust a privilege and a duty. May we be
your personal family pharmacy?"
SBuzzett': Drug Store
317 Williams Avenue Port St. Joe
Convenient Drive-Through Window
Revlon Cosmetics Carlton Cards Russell Stover Candies
a a e a e a ;a*OWED a
When baby is born, he has a
mouthful of 52 teeth buried in his
gums. Although they are not full
formed, the 20 "baby" teeth are
well under way, including enamel
coating: There is barely enough
room for the upcoming 20 baby
teeth, and not nearly enough room
for the adult set of 32.
The first two teeth to pop out
are normally the lower incisors
(front teeth) at six months. Within
a month, the lateral incisors usual-
ly appear on the bottom, alongside
the central incisors. The upper
front teeth usually come into the
mouth at about seven and a half
months, followed by the upper lat-
eral incisors (like bookends) at
The first molar teeth ordinarily
Baker Shuts Out The Sharks 34-0
It was a long ride to Baker for
the Shark's players and fans
Friday afternoon, but after a 34-0
pounding there's no questions he
ride home seemed like an eterni-
The Sharks' only serious
scoring threat came during their
second offensive possession of the
evening. After Cameron Likely
returned Baker's kick-off to the
Shark 34 yard line, St. Joe
mounted a 14 play drive that
stalled at the 10 yard line, when
S Baker was credited with inter-
cepting a Shark pass intended for.
Likely in the end zone.
Shark quarterback Jarred
Patterson's fade pattern to Likely
was a little short but Likely
appeared to jump and reach over
the defender to catch the football
for an apparent Shark score. The
officials didn't see it that way and
credited Baker's defensive back
(who was hanging onto the ball
with Likely) with an interception,
giving Baker the ball at the 20
Shark wide receiver James
Nichols Playing In
Kevin Nichols, the grandson
of local residents, was drafted by
the Philadelphia Phllies in June
of this year in the 28th round. He
was sent to Martinsville, Virginia
to play in the Rookie League.
where he led the team in home-
runs and RBI's.
In August he was moved up to
single A and finished the '96 sea-
son in Concord, North Carolina
with the Phillies. Kevin played
high school ball for Mosley High
School in Panama City, and colle-
glate ball at George Wallace
Community College in Dothan,
Alabama and later for the
University of Alabama-Huntsville.
South Gulf Co.
The South Gulf County
Volunteer Fire Department will be
holding their monthly meeting on
Saturday. October 19th at
Treasure Bay Lodge on C-30 at 7
'.' p.m.. followed by a covered dish
Bring your favorite dish and
beverage. Everyone Is welcomed
and encouraged to attend.
His younger brother, Kyle. is
following his brother's footsteps
by attending the University of
Alabama-Huntsville on a baseball
scholarship. Kyle set a school
record at Mosley High School this
past year hitting .527. He was
named Most Valuable Player, was
selected All County. All State and
played on Team Florida All Stars
in the Sunbelt Classic in
Oklahoma this summer.
They are the sons of Jerry
Nichols and Elizabeth McCormick
of Panama City, and the grand-
sons of Mr. and Mrs. Buford
Nichols of Port St. Joe and
Luverne Youngblood of Port St.
James Daniels (7), is hit'. in the end zone as he attempts to
catch a pass-from quarterback Jarred Patterson.
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
Sand vehicle inspection checY
points from October 11 throu
17.on SR 69 near CR 274, on CR
22 near CR 22A. and SR 7'1 near
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their effort on vehi-
cles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equipment.
In addition, attention will be
directed to drivers who would vio-
late the driver license laws of
The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection of all
Five Points R/C
The Five Points R/C Flyers
Club will hold its monthly meet-
ing on Thursday, October 17 at
7:00 p.m. In the Gulf County Li-
brary Conference Room in Port
Any person interested in re-
Doyle Crosby (34) sacks
the Baker quarterback Friday
mote control airplanes is invited
to attend the meeting.
for the handyman ..
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with over 75 years of manufacturing
paint for the southern climate.
Beautiful colors and custom blends.
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In Town On
V Mobile Home Parts
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* PVC, Galva
* Hammers &
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* Electrical Si
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for the sportsman ..
*Deer Scents -Deer & Turkey Calls
SHunting Caps' Hunting Masks
Minn Kota Trolling Motors
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Watch for Our
S Anniversary Sale In November
Daniels caught three passes dur-
ing the drive for gains of 11, eight,
and seven yards.
Baker scored on their fourth
play from scrimmage off a 44 yard
run and again late in the second
quarter to take a 14-0 lead at
Baker's defense completely
shut down the Sharks offense in
the second half, allowing them
just 12 offensive plays for a total
of minus six yards offense. The
Sharks only managed 59 yards of
total offense for the game.
Baker, on .the other hand,
picked up six more points in the
third period and 14 points in the
fourth to win 34-0.
Tyson Pittman had 14 tackles
with two tackles for a loss on the
play. Doyle Crosby. Brian
Jenkins. and Cameron Likely had
seven tackles each and Crosby
had two sacks, while Charlie
Lanford was credited with one
Jenkins led all rushers with
12 carries for 30 yards. James
Daniels caught five passes for 33
yards and Brian Jenkins had one
catch for three yards.
This Week's Game
This Friday night, October
11th the Sharks hit the road to
take on Tallahassee's North
Florida Christian. Kick-Off is
scheduled for 7:30 p.m.. E.T.
Score by Quarters:
Port St. Joe 0 0 0 0 0
Baker 7 7 6 14 34
First Downs. 6
Rushing Yds. 24/23
Passing Yards 36
Total Yards .59
erupt before the canines (or eye
teeth), leaving a space between
the front teeth and the molars.
The lower first molars come in at
about the age of one year and the
upper first molars about ttwo
months later. The canines come
into the space reserved for them'r
at eighteen months and the sec-
ond molars make their appear-
ance at about the 24th month. I.1
hedge a little and say that be-..
tween age two and three should
have a full set of 20 primary teeth'.
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.
nized & Brass Fittings
ks & Safety Glasses
Reels & Rods
Fresh & Salt Water
AUTHORIZED ORVIS FULL DEALER
Fly Fishing Tackle 9 Gifts Sportswear Wildlife Art
32 Avenue D, Apalachicola. FL 32320
904 653 9669
.. :. .. .
2nd Annual T*rout
Oct. 1st thru 27th
$750.00 in prizes
$15.00 entry fee
Free gift with entry
Stop by or call:
Port St. Joe, FL.
ROY TODD, Owner
306 REID AVE. PORT ST. JOE 229-8933
OPEN-6 a.m. 6 p.m., Monday to Saturday
6:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Sunday
-; views OnDental health
,,. B ews On 'Dental %Lalth
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.
For the deal of your life,
JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
225'1 W. '.23rd St. ;
PANAMA CITY, FL 32405
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY; OCT. 10, 1996 PAGE 1B
Third Annual Gulf
County Health Fair
T. Ferrin Seay
R. Mark Ellmer
John Vaughan, Vice Presi-
dent, St Joe Communications,
Inc., recently announced three
S additional new appointments in a
reorganization of the company.
T. Ferrin Seay has been
appointed to the position of
Director-Network Operations. Mr.
Seay is a native of Covington
County, Alabama. Before his
recent appointment to Director-
Network Operations of St Joe
Communications, Inc., he served
as Vice President and General
Manager of the Florala Telephone
Company, Inc., Florala, Alabama.
The Florala company o ratess in
parts, of four counties, two in
Alabama and two in Flo.ida.
Mr. Seay started work for the
Florala Telephone Company, Inc.
in 1974 as an Installer-Repair-
man, He Worked through various
departments in the company and
was Accounting Manager before
becoming General Manager in
1988. He was elected a Vice
President in April. Mr.-Seay will
remain a Vice President of the
At St. Joe Communications,
Inc., Mr.,Seay will be responsible
for Network 'Operations at the
three .telephone subsidiaries
owned by St Joe Communica-
tions, Inc. The companies are the
Florala Telephone Company, Inc.,
Florala, Alabama; Gulf Telephone
, GCCC S.s .
Dates for Late
Late Fall Registration
Advising for the-Late Fall
semester at Gulf Coast
Community College will be held in
faculty offices by appointment on
October 16-18 from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m. Advising will be held in
Student Development on October
16-17 from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.
and on October 18 from 7:30 a.m.
until 4 p.m.
Registration will be held in
the Office of Admissions and
Records on October 16-17 from
7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on
October 18 from 7:30 a.m. until 4
p.m. Classes will begin on'
October 22 and end December 19.
The Late Fall semester, which
runs crossecalendar to the regular
fall semester, offers students the
opportunity to register either full,
time or part time in their area of
All fees must be paid by 4
p.m., October 18. Students may
pay fees in the business office
between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. or at
the bookstore between 7:30 a.m.
and 6 p.m.
For more information about
Late Fall registration, call 872-
GCCC Placement Testing
Students entering Gulf Coast
Community College must com-
plete English, reading and math
placement tests before registering
for those classes. After completing
an application for admission, stu-
dent should report to Room 60 in
the Student Union East to take
A paid receipt is required
before taking the computerized
placement tests. The fee for the
tests is $4.
The computerized tests will
be given during the month of
October on the following dates:
11th 8:30 a.m.; 15th 1 p.m.;
18th 8:30 a.m.; 21st 8:30;
22nd 1 p.m.; 24th 1 p.m.; 25th
8:30 a.m.; and 29th 1 p.m. An
evening computerized test will be
held on October 28th at 4 p.m.
and requires an appointment and
a paid receipt form. The comput-
erized test takes approximately
one and one-half hours.
Paper and pencil tests will be
given on October 17th 8:30 a.m.;
30th 12:30 p.m.; and 10th at
8:30 a.m. at Tyndall AFB. There is
y) no fee for the paper and pencil
Company, Perry; and St. Joseph
Telephone & Telegraph Company,
Port St. Joe. Mr. Seay will move to
the Port St Joe area.
R. Mark, Ellmer has been
appointed to the position of
Director Accounting/Revenue Re-
quirements. He is a-native of
Pensacola. Mr. Ellmer graduated
from the University of Mississippi
in 1979 with a Bachelor of
Business Administration, major-
ing in finance. He then graduated
from the University of West
Florida in 1982 with a Bachelor of
Arts, majoring in accounting.
Since 1982, he has worked in
the telephone industry, first as an
accountant for. Southland
Telephone Company in Atmore,
Alabama and later as Revenue
Requirements Manager for
Indiantown Telephone System in
Indiantown. Mr. Ellmer began his
career with St Joseph Telephone
& Telegraph Company as ai
Revenue Requirements Analyst in
1986. In 1990 he was named
Accounting Manager. In April Mr.
Ellmer was appointed Assistant,
Secretary of St. Joe Communica-
tions and its three local phone
Mr. Ellmer has been married
for 16, years to the former
Margaret Holland,a a teacher at
Port St Joe Middle School. They
are the parents of Susan, 11, and
Sani, 6, both students at Port SL
Joe Elementary School. Mr.
Ellmer and his family are active
members of St. Joseph Catholic
Church. He is also active in the
Port St. Joe Elementary School
P.T.O., has served on the School
Advisory Council. and is a coach
for Port St Joe girl's softball and
boy's tee-ball. In his spare time,
Mr. Ellmer enjoys playing golf and
A. D. "'Dewayne", Lanier has
been appointed to the position of
Director Network Engineering.
Mr. Lanier began his employment
with Gulf Telephone Company in
Perry, in April 1962 as a switch-
man in the central office. Since
that time, he has held numerous
positions with Gulf, including
Inside Plant Supervisor, Equip-
ment Engineer, General Plant
Manager, General Manager, and
* his most recent position as a V4ce
Mr. Lanier is an active deacon
of the First Baptist Church of
Perry, past moderator and cur-
Srent 'treasurer of the Taylor
Baptist Association, and a mem-
ber and past president ofi the
Perry Kiwanis Club. He is also a
past member of the Board of
Directors of the Florida Telephone
He graduated from Malone
SHigh School in June 1957. After
graduating from Chlpola Junior
College, he began his telephone
career with West Florida
Telephone Company in Marlanna.
as a switchman in the central
office. He received his Bachelor of
Science Degree in Management
from Florida State University. Mr.
Lanier is married to the former
Marie Davis. They have two.
daughters. Sondra and Cathy, a
grandson. Glen, and a grand-
daughter. Kaci,. Currently, Mr.
and Mrs. Lanier reside on Green.
Farm Road in Perry but will be
moving to the Port St Joe area
ALLTATE INSURANCE COMPANY
ALLSTATE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
GASKIN-GRADDY INSURANCE AGENCY
Serving The Panhandle Since 1931 ..
Open 8:00 5:00 Monday through Friday
S148 N. Second Street Wewahitchka
Phone 639-5077 Night: 639-2743
Cindy Traylor Violet Gaskin Graddy June Green
AGENT AGENT, OWNER CUSTOMER REPRESENTATIVE
The Third Annual Gulf
County Health.Fair will be held on
Saturday, October 19th at the
Centennial Building, located at
200 Monument Avenue in Port St.
Joe, between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00
Local sponsors will be repre-
senting many areas in the health
care and preventative health pro-
Tests and services to be
* hearing tests;
* physical therapy consultations;
* vision and glaucoma tests;
* PA consultations;
* blood pressure checks;
* height and weight consultations;
* diabetic and cholesterol tests;
* podiatry exams;
* pulse oximetry tests;
* P.F.T. screenings;
* hurricane preparedness infor-
* fecal blood tests;
* emergency responder unit; .
S. and many more!!
Most of these services and
consultations will be offered to
the public FREE of charge. There
will also be many "self help" and
preventative health exhibits with
take home literature and give-
aways designed to educate people
of all ages on safer and healthy
living. Refreshments will also be
served. So, plan .to come out and
join us for an exciting day of
learning and hopefully get a new
start on a healthier and longer
The Gulf County
Action Committee is
pleased to announce
its endorsement of
Terry Linton for
Gulf County School
Paid political advertisement.. Paid for by Gulf-PAC.
Tyndall Federal Credit Union is now offering a service that shifts
your finances into high gear.
It's called TynLink, and it gives you faster, easier access to your
finances through your home computer. It allows you to check balances,
transfer funds, and get the most up-to-date information on your accounts.
Pay your monthly bills instantly and set up automatic payments. Through
electronic mail you can communicate with Tyndall Federal at any hour,
from the comfort of your home.
With TynLink, you receive your own personalized
security code to insure that your account information
Call 769-9999 or pick up an application
at any Tyndall Federal branch. You can
try TynLink for 90 days at no cost.
And unlike other financial
SJl institutions, we charge no
set-up fee for the.service.
-, Experience superior account
handing with TynLink and move ahead into
the future of financial management.
TYNDALL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
Member Eligilility Required
St. Joe Communications Makes Three New
Appointments In Company Reorganization
Ellmer, Lanier, Seay, Assume Department Leadership in Firm
To Host Revival
Revival services will be in
progress at the First Church of
the Nazarene from Tuesday,
October 15th to Sunday, October
20th. Services will begin at 7 p.m.
each evening, and at 10 am. and
6 p.m. on Sunday.
Reverend David Canen will be
the guest evangelist. The pastor
and church family invite everyone
to attend and receive a blessing
from the Lord.
Johnnie Mac Kelly
Johnnie Mae Kelly. 66, of
Highland View, passed away .,
Sunday afternoon in Bay Medical
Center following an extended ill-
ness. A native of Dothan,
Alabama, she had been a resident
here for the past 50 years and
was a homemaker. She was a lov-
ing wife and mother, and was a
member of the Highland View
Baptist Church. She was preced-
ed in death by her husband, Doss
Survivors include a son, Doug
SKelly of Highland View; a daugh-.
ter and son-in-law, Debbie and
Randy Johnson of Panama City;
two grandchildren, Justin and
Ryan Johnson; a sister and
brother-in-law, Dorothy Jean and
Walter Currie of Dothan; two
brothers and sisters-in-law,
Charles W. and Wanell Posey of
Highland View, and Harrell and
SGayle Mixon of Dothan; and sev-
eral loving aunts and uncles.
The funeral service was held
at 10 a.m., ET, Wednesday morn-
ing at the Highland View Baptist
Church, conducted by Rev.
Jimmy Clark. Interment followed
in the family plot in Dothan City
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home of Port St. Joe.-
James H. Johnson
James H. "Jim" Johnson, 72,
of Wewahltchka, passed away
Friday.'morning in Apalachicola
following an extended illness. He
had been a lifelong resident of
Northwest Florida. He lived in
Holt and worked at Shalimar
Yacht Basin for 38 years until
coming here in 1989. He served in
the Army during World War II and
the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife,
Clara Johnson .of Wewahitchka;
one daughter and son-in-law,.
Gidget' and James Oakley of
Howard Creek: four grandchil-
dren; and one brother, A. D.
Johnson of Panama City.
Cremation was scheduled. All
services were under the direction
of the Comforter Funeral Home,
Wewahltchka Branch Chapel.
Charles "Lane" Davis
Charles "Lane" Davis, age 48,
died Saturday night in a Panama
City hospital. Mr. Davis was a life-
long resident of Port SL Joe and
attended the First Baptist Church
_C n_ 1 T. ---- _.-A .
of Port St. Joe. He was invo d
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
[First Baptist Church
A-. 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 ...6:30 pm
Gary Smith Buddy Caswell
\ Pastor Minister of Music & Youth 2
Join Us For Worship ....
Overstreet Bible Church
A Non-Denominational Church
Sunday School 10 a.m., ET
Morning Worship 11 a.m., ET lt
Evening Service 6 p.m., ET Pastor'Guy Labonte
Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m., ET Phone: 648-591.2
PAGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 1996
Church of Nazarene
for many years with the Gulf
County Association for the
Mr. Davis is survived by his
parents. Charles and Bobble
Davis of Port SL Joe; his grand-
mother, Esther Davis of Albany,
Georgia; one brother, and sister-
in-law, Jimmy and Anita Davis of
Key West; one sister and brother-
in-law, Donna Jo and tDale
Herndon of St. George Island;
four nieces, Shannon Gortnan,
Brittney Herndon, Summer
Davis; and Amber Davis..
Graveside services were con-
ducted on Wednesday. October 9
at 10 a.m., ET, In Holly Hill
Cemetery with Rev. Gary Smith
officiating. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the
Gulf County Association for the
Retarded Citizens in honor of
I would like to express my
thanks to everyone for their many
acts of kindness during my ill-
ness. Thank you for the many
cards, gifts, donations, visits and
especially your prayers.
May God bless each of you.
This column is provided as a service of the Gul County Guidance Clinic, Inc., a prolesslonal counseling
and mental health center. It is not intended to replace psychological counseling or treatment services.
My 12-year-old daughter
started the seventh grade this
year. All of a sudden she's a dif-
ferent person! She's grumpy and
hard to get along with, and that's
totally new for herl I've heard all
the horror stories about adoles--
cents but I never thought It would
happen to us. Can you give me
any suggestions for dealing with
Your daughter has entered a
whole new world and her behavior
is, in part, reaction to that Her
body is, or has recently, experi-
enced changes with puberty. She
has also started a new school and
this can be very frightening. She
: s being faced with peer pressure
regarding clothes, behavior, and
Help your daughter by talking
with her a lot, giving her the
opportunity to discuss her suc-
cesses and concerns in a non-
judgmental setting. One way to
get her to talk to you is to talk to
her. I'm not talking about true
confessions, but discussing
things that are on your mind.
Show respect for her opinions,
even if you don't agree with them.
Try to get your daughter
involved in school activities.
Children who are involved in
school try harder to succeed aca-
demically and feel better about
school overall. They also get
involved with problematic groups
at school less often when they are
active in school projects.
As much as possible, try to let
her dress and wear her hair the
way she chooses. Don't get hung
up on the outward appearance of
her or her friends unless you
think she is getting involved with
an unsavory group.
Keep your daughter involved
in family activities. Be active with
your child. Don't require her to sit
around the house all the time.
Make plans with her and follow
through with IL Go to the movies,
the mall, museums, and the
beach. You don't have to spend a
lot of money to find fun things to
do. As long as you keep a connec-
tion with her during this time of
change, you'll both survive and
have a good time during It
If you need help with this,
please contact the clinic.
Gloria Dumas, M.S.,
Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to
The Star Publishing Co.
OFFICE SUPPLY STORE .
Phone 227-1278 FAX 227-7212
\ /, The frienrily place to worship!
First 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 '
STHE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
------ 7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
+ Sunday School 9:45
+ ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
308 Williams Ave.
Sermon Series Now in ProgressA
Sunday Mornings at 0:00 A.M.
in thelife of. Peter
...a man much like yourself.
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 5:00pm
Home Group Fellowships at 6:15pm
Call the number above for times and details
of these and other opportunities
New Covenant Church Holding Revival
Hosts Conference 1996 Crusade Oct. 13
In Proverbs 8:17 we
S find, "I love those who
love me, and those who
S- seek me diligently find
Oliver F. Taylor me." Many people com-
Visitation Minister, First plain that they cannot
United Methodist Church find Christ. To some peo-
ple it seems rather easy. and to others it seems
very difficult. Due to circumstances when I was
in the military, I felt separated from Christ.
Everywhere I turned I felt Jesus was not there.
One day I went to the chapel in the military
hospital. I sat in silence for a long time staring
at the cross. I began to complain and still noth-
ing happened. I argued with ,God about tmy
plight. I felt only silence from God. After a while
I began to recite the Twenty Third Psalm. When
I: confessed "The Lord is my Shepherd" I knew I
had returned to Christ. God works in mysteri-
ous ways with us individually.
The First Church of the
Nazarene will celebrate its 1996
Homecoming this Sunday,
October 13th. There will be a
combined service Sunday morn-
ing beginning promptly at 10:30
Former pastor, Rev. George
Malone, will be the guest speaker
and there will be an abundance of
,A carry-in dinner will follow
the worship service and there will
be a gospel sing at 2 p.m. The
Sunday evening service will be
canceled. The church is located at
2420 Long Avenue in Port St. Joe.
First UnitedM methodist Clurch
111 North 22nd St.
S Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church ....................9:00 a.m. CT
SmChurch 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
Ai FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
8 JiL CHURCH
W 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
4t SUNDAY WORSHIP ...........................10 a.m.
U ADULT SCHOOL ........................ 11 a.m.
SUS 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
inWewahitchka 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 .........................I...............10 a.m.
Morning Worship .........................................11 a.m.
Sunday Evening ............................... ......... p.m.
Wednesday Evening ....................7 p.m.
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School ...... .9:45 a.m. Methodist Yoith
Morning Worship ....11:00 a.m. Fellowship .............6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship..........7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wednesday .............7:30 p.m.
PASTOR Chdir Director, Robin E. Downs, Jr.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Bible Study: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. iox 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
The family of New Covenant
Church, Bishop Napoleon and.
Pastor Phyllis Pittman, wish to
extend a cordial invitation to
everyone to attend Conference
1996, October 19-25.Speakers
include Bishop Donald and Pastor
Verdell Rudolph, Prophetess
Clara Eckles, The Brinson
Singers, and many others.
Daily workshops are planned
and nightly services are sched-
uled to begin at 7:30 p.m. No reg-
istration for the workshops will be,
For additional information
call Denise at 229-8137, Monday
through Friday from noon until 2
p.m. The church Is located at 252
Avenue E in Port St. Joe.
Meeting Next Week
The annual meeting of the
Old West Florida Primitive Baptist
Association; Inc. will convene in
Port St. Joe from Wednesday,
October 16th through Sunday,
The association Is being host-
ed by the Philadelphia Primitive
Baptist Church, and will be %wel-
comed with a pre-opening pro-
gram on Tuesday evening,
October 15th at 7 p.m. The guest
minister for the welcoming service
will be the Elder H. C. McCray.
Jr., moderator for the New Gulf
Coast Missionary Baptist Asso-
On Wednesday evening at 7
p.m. Zion Fair Missionary Baptist
Church along with its pastor, the
Elder Frank Jones, will conduct
evangelistic services as the guest
of the association. The public is
invited to attend all worship ser-
vices each evening.
The members of the Body of
Christ Jesus Church and Pastor
Wilhemena Swanston invite
everyone to join them at a
"Supernatural Restoration Revival
Crusade" with Evangelist Eva Lee
of In His Care Deliverance Center
The services, to be held night-
ly, will begin at 7:30 p.m. on
Sunday, October 13th at the
church, located at 106 Harbor
Street in Port St. Joe.
Evangelist Lee Is known
throughout the United States and
the Caribbean Islands for her
teaching of. God's word with 'a
First Born Church
Dinners Sold Today
Thompson Temple First Born
Church of the Living God on
Avenue E in Port St. Joe is selling
dinners Thursday, October 10th
(today) for only $4.50.
The menu for each dinner
includes: chicken (baked or fried),
dressing or rice & gravy, collard
greens or green beans, potato
salad, cornbread or roll, cake,
Dinners may be picked up or
delivered. To place an order call
the church before 11 a.m. today
The Ladles Auxiliary of V.F.W.
Post #10069 Is hosting a chill
supper next Friday, October 18
from 6 to 8 p.m., ET. A-'donation
of $3.00 Is asked for each meal.
Carry-outs are available at the
post home, located at 1774 Trout
Avenue in Highland View.
Discover God's love!
Every erson iswelcome
1601 Long Aenue i Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 am. & 5:45 pn.. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children's choirs 6 p.m., Children & Youth Missions 7 p.mi
Prayer & De or ion 7 p.m. Adult Praise Choir 8 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music and youth
3- 3 -'
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 1996 PAGE 3B
Library On-Line Via
New State Grants
Project Will Enhance Services In
13 Rural Counties Including Gulf
More than 30 staff from
libraries in 13 rural Florida coun-
ties met in Tallahassee recently
for orientation and training on the
World Wide Web and the Rural
Electronic Access Project (REAP),
a grant project of the Florida
Department of State's Division of
Library and Information Services.
"The REAP project will
enhance our public libraries' ser-
vice to; their communities, espe-
cially to business and govern-
ment,' said Secretary of State
Sandra Mortham. "We know that
libraries can be pivotal forces in
their communities, and we are
pleased to be' able to support
them in that role."
Libraries in 13 counties-
Baker, Dixie, Calhouni, Gulf,
Hamilton, Highlands, Lafayette,
Liberty, Madison, Okaloosa,
Suwannee, and Taylor-will
receive computer hardware,'
software, and technical training
pTe project is funded through
the federal Library Services and
Construction Act program and
will be administered by the State
Library in cooperation with the
Panhandle Library. Access
Network (PLAN). REAP, is part of
the Secietary's FloriNet Initiative,.
a multifaceted program that is
facilitating the connection of all
Florida's public libraries to the
Everyone is invited to go to
the Apalachicola National
Estuarine Research' Reserve .to
learn ,about tiny termites, their
role in ecology, and how they are
connected to our lifestyle, ..
This month's guest speaking
engagement will be presented by
Ronald C. Teter on Thursday
evening, October 17 at 7 8 p.m.
(ET). Ronald will give a presenta-
tion on termites, their importance
t6 our ecology, and how to cope
with those tiny insects.
The Apalachicola Reserve is
located at the north end of Market
Street. Turn left at the stop sign,
by the Scipio Creek. Marina in
Apalachicola. For'mtno :Inforthi-
LUon call (904) 653-808.' -
Internet via the World Wide Web
At the recent orientation ses-
sion in Tallahassee, staff of REAP
libraries heard from representa-
tives of partner agencies: Karen
Prentiss, Executive Director,
Florida State Rural Economic
Development Council; Michelle
Miller, Vice President for Rural
and Community Development of
Enterprise Florida (successor
agency to the Florida Department
of Commerce); and Mary Helen
Blakeslee, Coordinator of the
Rural Economic Development
All stressed the usefulness of
the Web in communications
among rural communities as well
as in accessing information on
funding sources, demographics,
job banks, and community devel-
For information on the REAP
project,. contact the Bureau of
Library Development at (904)
487-2651; fax (904) 488-2746;
Rules Change Jan. 1
A new law, effective January
1, wll 'require anyone born on or
after June 1, 1975 to pass a
hunter education course before
he/she can buy a hunting license.
Previously, the law required
anyone born on or after June 1,
1975 to pass a hunter education
course before he/she could hunt
Capt. Ed Tyer, hunter educa-
tion administrator for the Game
and Fresh Water Fish Commis-
sion, said previous wording of the
law effectively discouraged young
people from taking up hunting,
even under conditions where they
were exempt from license require-
Tyer said the new wording
will enable parents and older
-adults to take young people on
hunting trips before they are
required to pass the course and
before they are old enough to
need a hunting license.
However, Florida laws prohib-
it anyone under the age of I' to:
possess a gun., unleOs he is under
The fund is administered by a
13-member board, appointed by
the Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission's executive director.
To report wildlife law viola-
tors, concerned persons should
call the nearest Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission office.
In the Panhandle area, call
the office in Panama City at 1-
800-342-1676 (Note: Toll-free
phone numbers are reserved for
law enforcement calls.)
Check Our Selection of Wedding
Invitations, Bridal Books &|
THE STAR 227.1278
BEST FOOT FORWARD
By: Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist
Accept Grant Funds
Melissa Ramsey, left, counselor with the Juvenile Justice pro-
gram, and Edwin Ailes, Executive Director, accept a $5,000 grant
from Arizona Chemical for the Gulf County Guidance Clinic. Port
St. Joe plant employees Steve Lawrence, production supervisor,
Don't Trade It,
Donate Your Car
Thinking about buying a new
car? Worried you may not get
credit for the full value of your
trade? Wondering if there's anoth-
er way? The American Lung
Association of Florida. Northwest
Region, has the perfect solution,
and it may even give you a break
at tax time, The Vehicle Donation
Program offers owners a chance
to get a !tax break on the fair mar-
ket value of their car and help
fight lung disease at the same
time ; ',
The process Is hassle-free.
Owners simply call the American
Lung Association, and the vehicle
will be towed within a matter of
days, free of charge. The
American Lung Association han-
dles all of the logistics and even
helps donors determine the fair
market of their vehicle.
Even better, the donation is
100% tax deductible at fair mar-
ket value. The association accepts
virtually any vehicle. It need not
be in working condition, or even
registered with the Department of
Motor Vehicles. '.Dohors' are.
i-equired' tt'sho6w proof o owner-
ship. Vehicles in almost any con-
edition are valuable donations.
S For more information on the
Vehicle Donation Program and
others ways to help fight lung dis-
ease, call (904) 478-LUNG or 1-
To Fight Crime
Sportsmen and other nature
lovers call the WILDLIFE ALERT
Hotline about 1.500 times year
to report wildlife law violations.
"Callers may be eligible for rewards
and need not give their names or
testify in court.
SSince its creation in 1979, the
WILDLIFE ALERT reward pro-
gram has paid out $230,850, and
the hotline has yielded ,16,000
arrests. Individual rewards ,can
run as high as $1,000.
WILDLIFE ALERT Is funded
through tax-free contributions
and ffom fines levied against indi-
viduals found guilty of violating.
PREGNANCY AND THE FEET
Pregnancy can be increasingly
hard on the feet and legs. For one
thing, the typical weight gain of about
30 pounds puts added pressure on
the lower extremiUtes. Physiological
changes may contribute to swelling of
feet and ankles. Leg cramps and
morning stiffness are among other
Follow your doctor's advice about
a balanced diet and other good-health
prenatal, habits. Daily walks and gen-
tle stretching exercises can strength-
en the feet and legs against the
stresses they undergo.
Choose shoes made of soft,
stretchable materials. Today's run-
ning or walking -" F
shoes are good .
choices. Socks or
stockings made of
cotton or wool are
preferable to non-
Any existing problems such as
corns oi calluses should be treated
early in pregnancy, and the podiatrist
should be consulted if new problems
Presented in the interest
of better foot care by:.
DR. STfPTefEAJ. GROSS, PODiATRISr
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Bob Williams will expand the School Resource
Officer activity to include a Drug Abuse Resistance
Education (DARE) Program. He'll start a Junior
Deputy Program in grade schools and will sponsor,
an Explorer Troop for teenagers.
Senior citizens are often easy targets for criminals.
Bob Williams will establish Community Oriented
Policing to maximize protection for rrmature citizens.
k Reserve & Auxiliary Deputy
Bob Williams will provide increased law enforcement
patrols and beef up search and rescue activities by
expanding the Reserve and Auxiliary Deputy
Program. Many citizens have already told Bob they
want to participate in the program.
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From the Principal of
by Larry A. Mathes
Four days off from school, fol- have to d
lowed by 1 1/2 days (unexpected), No, I
has caused many things to be re- but don't
set. Two volleyball matches were about tt
postponed, and at least one J.V. spent on
football game has been resched- viduals wi
uled. More important, the HSCT have beei
test was pushed back another kids' gan
day. Hopefully, this will not cause
those that need to pass this test Is it
any additional stress. Everyone economy
needs to learn to be flexible. many te
The varsity football team lost men, etc
a tough game to Cottondale after hired for
three overtime periods, after hav- as already
ing almost won on a field goal priorities
attempt that everyone, including else seen
Cottondale's players and fans, Loca
thought was good. Unfortunately, being asl
the officials, after a short delay, for local
signaled "no good". Food for The Nov
thought, you to pt
Now the Gators rest for an Gulf Co
open week, and prepare to start a sales tax
home stand against Chattahoo- to purch
chee October 18th, followed by (food, etc
homecoming against Carrabelle complete
on October 25th, and then tough 50-year-i
Liberty County High School on St. Joe I
November 1st. Since Cottondale originally
was not a district game, we are school).
still 2-0 in district play with four This
tough district games to play. noticeab
Support the GATORS! along wi
I believe I've figured out how would p
to cut the nation's deficit. First, Gulf Cc
the Democrats and Republicans decent,
should donate all the $$ spent on These
conventions and campaigns to patiently
reduce the debt. TV networks the cou
would supply equal time to all Now, wit
legitimate candidates. Second, can be a
every athlete, from every sport
who signs a multi-million dollar Pleas
contract should have to donate unless y
1/2 to reduce the debt Third, any party or
entertainment figure who "earns" rock "sta
multi-millions of dollars should would li
B: RobnhhiP Fuinderbulrk
to the same, and so on!
I haven't lost my mind,
Syou get tired of hearing
ie "millions" of dollars
politics or given to indi-
rho were lucky enough to
n given the ability to play
nes better than others.
any wonder that our
is so fouled up? How
achers, firemen, police-
c. could be trained and
Sthe money tossed away
ly described? I guess my
Share out of order-no one
Is to be bothered by this
d residents and voters are
ked to help do something
Gulf County children.
ember election will ask
it your money to work for
unty children. A 1/24
, which would not apply
lases already not taxed
:.), is needed to finance a
Renovation of the nearly
old building that houses
Elementary School (built
r for a 7-12 grade high
1/24 would hardly be
le to our residents, but
th that spent by visitors
provide a large number of
unty children with a
up-to-date place to learn.
students have waited
y as every other school in
nty has been improved.
th our help, this dream
se, give it youth support-
rou know of a political
Professional athlete or
ir" or movie "star", that
ke to donate the money!
By: JoHernandez High]
Dodging Another Storm ...
Monday morning at Highland
View was spent taking precau-
tions for yet another tropical
storm. We piled all our books,
papers and electrical items high
upon desks and tables in hopes of
no water getting to our things.
You see, a year ago last Friday
we were not so lucky to keep our
things safe and dry from Opal-
but then, neither were any of us
along .the panhandle of Florida.
We can only hope that this is not
a repeat of last year's encounter.
Nine Weeks Ends ...
The first nine week grading
period will end on Friday, October
11th. The first report cards for
this school year will go out on
October 25th and Gold Cards are
scheduled to be issued on
It has been a productive first
nine weeks for us because we
have been involved in Saxon math
and a new social studies series in
grades four through six. Thank
you for your help at home with
making sure the children com-
pleted their homework and pro-
Inservice Completed .
As you know, last Thursday
and Friday all our county teach-
ers were involved with inservice.
Most of our staff attended either
the Florida Writes portion where
they were actually able to grade
some writing samples using the
format by which these tests are
graded by the state. They also
received some excellent ideas on
Project Grad '97
Due to inclement weather
experienced earlier this .week,
Port St. Joe High School's Project
Graduation '97 organization has
rescheduled their next meeting to
be held on Monday, October 14th
in the Commons Area of the
All parents of'the graduating
class of 1997 are challenged and
encouraged to become involved in
this worthwhile project on behalf
of their student.
Fish Fry Delayed
The WHS Band Boosters
apologize for not having the fish
fry last weekend. Bad weather
prevented it. The event will be
rescheduled at a later date and
will be publicized at that time.
land View Elementary
how to better improve our chil-
dren's writing skills.
The remaining teachers were
involved with the Curriculum
Frameworks that have been set
up by the Florida Department ol
Education and got an, up-close
view on exactly what these mean
to us as educators and how tc
implement them in our class-
What we did learn about
these new standards by which all
students in Florida will be evalu-
ated is that it will take a partner-
ship between schools, homes and
local business to make sure these
children are able to meet' these
high standards of achievement.
Please support us in this very
important move forward in your
child's educational process.
Gulf County Schools
Fruit/Peaches, Corn, Bread,
Milk and Dessert.
TUES-Chicken with Rice,
English Peas, Fruit Cup, Rolls
Sauce and Cheese, Tossed
Salad, Green Beans, Roll and
THURS-Chili Dog with Meat
Sauce, Cole Slaw, French
Fries, Milk and Cookie.
FRI-Pizza Burger, Sliced
Tomato, Lima Beans, Milk and
S Back Pain
Congratulations to the boy's
cross country team on their
performance in Saturday's Tho-
masville Central invitational. The
"Purple Pack" placed first among
the eighteen teams at the meet.
Gabe Clark placed first over-
all among 184 runners with a per-
sonal best time of
16:04. Germain Clark
finished second with
116:16. They were fol- -
lowed by : Keion
McNair, 7th, (17:09);
Chad Thompson, 1 Ith f
(17:24); Jeff Schwei-
kert, 38th (19:06),
Clay Smallwood, 45th
(19:18); Eric Sellers,
50th (19:24); and Josh
Haddock, 132nd (22:22).
ing, Port St. Joe will
host 'the Seventh
Annual Shark Invitational at
the St. Joseph's Bay Country
Club starting at 9:15 a.m.
Everyone come out and support
the girls' and boys' cross country
After a disappointing loss to
Baker last week the Sharks will
travel this week to Tallahassee to
take on North Florida Christian.
Kick-off will be at 7:30. Good
The volleyball team will
host two home games this week in
the dome. The first will be today at
5:00. and the second
will be Friday at 4:30.
All fans are invited to
come out and cheer
on our Lady Sharksl
' The '96 Keyette
Initiation will be
; '" B held Thursday, Octo-
ber 10th, during half--
Stime of the J.V. foot-
Sball game. Everyone
should come out and
from all junior class
members is due this
Thursday. Please bring the money
to the Student Activity Room
Juniors and Seniors are
reminded to bring your $10 dues.
This money will directly benefit
your class activities and must be
paid before graduation.
Port St. Joe Elementary School
Students Of The Week
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week" ... Susan
Mullen, Audrey Skanes, Leland
Ray, Elizabeth Kilbourn, Jake
Howze, Jessica Ford, Aaron
Watson and Jared Squire.
FallFestival Poster Contest
Posters for the Fall Festival
must be turned in by Monday,
October 14. The following must be
on your poster:
Port St. Joe Elementary School
October 26, 1996
10:00,a.m. -.2:00 p.m.
BACK-Your Name (first and last)
S Teacher's Name
f Picture and T-Shirt Money
The deadline for ordering
school pictures and/or t-shirts is
Tuesday, October 15th.
Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week will be
observed October 23-31. Please
display a red ribbon at your home
or place of business in support of
d the fight against drugs.-
e Report Cards
e Report cards will be sent
home on Friday, October 25th. If
you would like to schedule a par-
Sent/teacher conference, please
Our Fall Festival will be held
on Saturday, October 26th from
10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Port St.
Joe Elementary School. All par-
ents are asked to donate some of
their time working in a booth.
Please call Clara Freeman at 227-
We also need 3-liter drinks
and cakes for the cake walk. The
success of our Fall Festival
depends on your support.
Vote Yes November 5
Why do we need a half-cent
sales tax? Port St. Joe Elementary
School is in need of major facility
renovation and remodeling.
Why do we need to borrow,
money to renovate Port St. Joe
Elementary School? Monies are
not available to fund this major
project. State funding for con-
struction projects has been dra-
What about the Lottery dol-,
lars? In Gulf County, these
monies are used to maintain
smaller class size. This is approx-
imately $420,00.0 .and this is
$20,000 less than in 95-96. 100%
of these funds are committed to
Thanks For Your Support
Port St. Joe Elementary
School would like to thank Larry
Mathes, principal of Wewa High
School, for voicing his support of
the half-cent sales tax in his
school news article last week.
Parents Make The Difference
Many parents used to begin
saving for college when their chil-
dren reached high school, and
college expenses were paid from
savings and current income.
Today, because college costs are
rising much faster than the aver-
age income, a greater amount has
to come from savings.
The state of Florida has creat-
ed an innovative program that
makes saving for college easy,
economical and completely safe.
With the Florida Prepaid College
Program, you not only gain the
advantages of a head start on col-
lege financing, you know precise-
ly the amount you need to save
each month to pay for tuition and
dormitory, and you know for
years in advance.
What's more, the costs are all
guaranteed. Your child's educa-
tion need not be a financial bur-
The sign-up period this year
for the Florida Prepaid College
Program is limited and begins
October 16. For more information
call toll-free in Florida, 1-800-
552-GRAD, and selection option
'1" on your touch-tone phone.
By Linda Whitfield
"The Tropical Storm" by
Third Grader Matt Dorman
-There was a tropical storm in
Wewa. Sometimes a tropical
storm can turn into a hurricane
or tornado. Hurricane Opal start-
ed as a tropical storm and the tor-
nado in Apalachicola started as a
tropical storm. When a strong
wind blows down a tree, you bet-
ter get out of that area. When a
wind blows the leaves off the
trees, get out of that area too."
New PTO Officers At WES
The new officers are as fol-
lows: President Kenny Strange;
Vice President April Andrews;
Co-Vice President Brenda Little;
Secretary Teresa Taylor, and,
Treasurer Tracy Bowers.
First PTO Meeting
The first PTO meeting will be
held on October 8th at 6:30 p.m.
in the Commons Area. Parents,
please come Included in the top-
ics of discussion at the meeting is
the upcoming "Fall Festival".
Early Dismissal For WHS
School will be dismissed early
on Friday, October 25th due to
Homecoming activities at WHS.
Dismissal times are: Main Street,
11:40; .Linton Site, 11:45; and,
Fire Safety Week
This week, October 7 through
11 is "Fire Safety Week" nation-
wide. Please have a plan of evacu-
ation if a fire occurs. Check out
heaters, fireplaces, etc.
Early Dismissal And No School
Monday, because of the tropi-
cal storm, all schools were let out
early and there was no school on
Tuesday. Better safe than sorry Is
our motto. We want our children
to be as safe as possible.
T y Elet GULF COUNTY
LEADERSHIP AND EXPERIENCE',
THAT COUNT FOR YOU
O E PLEASE
VOTE on Nov. 5th
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 1996 PAGE 5B
- PUB LI C kS-TIC I
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
The Estate of
MACK GREEN OWINN. III CASE.NO.: 96-63-CP
Decedent In Probate
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the Estate of Mack
Green GwInn. III File No. 96-63-CP is pending In
* the dircult Court'of Gulf County, Florida. Probate
Division. the address ofwhich is 1000 Fifth Street.
Port St Joe, Florida 32456. The name and address
of the Personal Representative and the Personal
Representatives attorney are as set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
All persons on whon this Notice is served
who have objections that challenge the qualifica-
tions of the Personal Representative, venue or
Jurisdiction of this Court. ar required to file their
objections with this court within the latter of three
months after the date of the first publication of this
Notice or thirty days after the date of service of a
copy of the Notice on them.
All creditors of the Decedent and other ,per-
sons having claims or demands against Decedent's
Estate on whom a copy of this Notice Is served
within three months after the date of the first pub-
lication of this notice must file their claims with
this Court within the latter of three months after
the date of the first publication of this Notice or
thirty days afterthe date of service of a copy of this
Notice on them.
All creditors of the Decedent and persons
having claims or demands against Decedent's
Estate must ffie.their claims with this Court with-
in three months after the date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is October 3. 1996.
Mack Green Gwlnn. Jr.
312 Alabama Avenue
St Joe Beach, FL 32456
Timothy J. McFarland, Esq.
P.O. Box 202
Port St Joe, FL 32457
FL BAR NO.: 0984868
Attorney for Personal Representative
2tc, October 3 and 10, 1996.
IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA. IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: The Marriage of
RAY C. MYERS,
MARIE D. MYERS,
Wife/Respondent CASE NO> 96-321CA
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MARRIED. MYERS
5255 Vivian Place
Cincinnati, Ohio 45232
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
for Dissolution of Marriage has been filed against
you and you are required to sene a copy of your
written defenses. If any, to this action orn DAVD C
GASKIN, ESQ., Petitioner's attorney, whose
address Is Post Office Box 185, Wewahinchka.
Florida 3246, on or before the 28lh day of
October, 1996, and file the original withthe Clerk
of this Court either before service on plaintiffs
attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal ofthis court
on the 24th day of September, 1996.
Benny C. Lister
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ M. Vughan
4to, October 3, 0,.17, and 24, 1996.
Tuesday, October 15, 1996 at 8:00 p.m.,.the Board
of City Commissioners, sitting as the adjustmentL
board, will consider a variance request to change
from aC-1 Commercial to an R-2. Multi-family res-
Identla; zone the building known as Clayton's
Store) located at Avenue E and Martin Luther King
THE CrTY OF PORT ST JOE
/s/ Pauline Perdarvis
Itc,October 10. 1996.
S ACCEPTING SEALED BIDS
The Gulf County Sportsman Club will receive,
sealed bids on 1 acre of land on Pleasant Rest.
Cemetery Road n OversreeL Land' is corner lot
and has paved road on two sides. Bids not accept-
ed less than S3.500.00. Bids will be opened
October 28. 1996. Bids should be submitted to P.
0. Box 646. Por St. Joe. FL 32457. For more Infor-
matlon, call 827-1839.
Itc. October 10, 1996 "
THE BOARD OF CITY COMMISSIONERS WILL
HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING OCTOBER IS.
10g9. AT 7:30 P.M.. IN THE FIRE STATION
CONFERENCE ROOM FOR THE PURPOSE OF
DISCUSSING THE WARD RIDGE WATER AND
SEVER PROJECT AND ANT OTHER MATTERS
THAT MAT BE BROUGHT BEFORE THE COM-
[Ai persons are Invited to attend these meet-
ingl. Any person who decides to appeal any
decision made by the Commission with
Respect to any matter considered at said
meeting will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and for such purpose may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made. which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be baaed. The Board of City
CommissIon of the City of Port St. Joe.
Florida will not provide a verbatim record of
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing spe-
cial accommodations to participate In this proceed-
ings should contact Pauline Pendants, City Clerk.
City of Port SL Joe. at City Hall. Telephone No.
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
Frank Pate. Jr.
THIS NOTICE POSTED OCTOBER S. 1996 IN
ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 286 OF THE
lie. October 10. 1996.
The City of Wew.dhlchka Planning and Review
Board will meet October 17. 1996 at 6:30 P.M. to
consider a land use change of a parcel of property
on the Southwest corner of Harden Circle and
Hwy. 71 South (parcel 2383.001. .8 acres). The
current land use Is residential and the request
from the property owner Is to have the land use
changed to Residential/Cornmercial use Owners
of the property are Ernest and Pamela Harden.
lic. October 10. 1996.
One week ago Tuesday, you, the people of Gulf County, made me so proud of
our area. I would like to thank you for trusting me with your vote.
When I started my run for the Florida House of Representatives i was told it
.would be impossible to win this seat coming from "little Gulf County". Well,
thanks to you and your commitment to democracy and the right to vote, you
fought torrential weather to turnout to the polls to support your local candi-
dates, including me. For this I will be eternally grateful.
Over the course of the campaign I learned a great deal about the people of
our area and the difficulties we face daily. The issues we fought for will not go
away. We must, and I will, continue to deliver the message that our area needs
the best representation it can get in Tallahassee.
I would like to extend my deepest thanks
to the many people that donated their time
and money to my campaign. This race
was not run alone. Also, I would like to
thank my wife Trish and my daughter
Amelia for all their love and support dur-
ing these last 4 months. I love you.
I, would like to congratulate my opponent
on a well-run and tough race. I wish him
the best of luck.in his continued campaign
for this seat.
With deepest thanks,
With deepest -thanks,
To Apply For Now
The Health Sciences Division
of Gulf Coast Community College
is now accepting applications to
the following programs. Applica-
tions can be obtained in Room
222 of the George Tapper Health
Sciences Building, or call
Courtney Brooks at 913-3311 for
information about application
procedures and qualifications.
Physical Therapist Assistants
Applicants to the Fall 1996
Physical Therapist Assistants
Program that wish to be consid-
ered for the Fall 1997 program
should check with the Health
Sciences Division for changes'to
the application procedures. These
changes must be complied with in
order to qualify. All application
procedures must be completed by
April 1. 1997 to be considered for
the Fall 1997 program.
Applications to the Sprint
1997 Emergency medical
Technician Program must be
completed by November 1 to be
considered for the spring class.
The Radiography program is a
limited access, selective admis-
sions, two year Associate in
Science Degree program. To
attain a competitive edge, stu-
dents should enroll in course
work as early as possible. All
application procedures for th
eSummer (May) 1997 program
must be completed by January
31, 1997. to be considered for the
No payment no interest
until April 1997
ST. JOE RENT-ALL
706 Ist St. 227-2112
White *Snapper Stild Echo
Outdoor Power Products
House for Sale by Owner -
108 Westcott Circle -
Drastically Reduced -
Spacious 3 bdrm., 1 1/2 bath,
sep. llv. rm., dining rm, ex. Ig.
fam. rm/built-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 10/3
253 Canal Street- $58,900
3 bedroni., 2 baihs. Ljan 75 x150.
SPECIAL FEATUJRES I Vell mninained double-wid mobile honme w,,'CdJr
siding. CreJi mt lw, fupl3ce nrmsier bdrm w, 2 walk-in cloirs mnusler
bjlh w,'gardn rub Cen hear itr only v. old Do.ble-hung sirm vnm-
doe.s. outside nor3ge shed. Inmulanonn fn floors wirlll and ceilng Pnce
includes. rounrenop range, wall oEn, duhwa'her, r eing. -irpel bnds and
3p-c. enlerlainment until.
PORT ST. JOE
ca pe Plantation0
GULF COUNTY FINEST
PL" WTIoN GOLF COMMUNITY"
Located adjacent to ,he St. Joseph Bay Country Club.
Private road with underground utilities.
Golf Course Lots $35,000
Golf View Lots .............. $22,500
Interior Lots $17,500
Contact: Loretta Costin 647-8317
He will stand up for Dist. 3
andAll 1of Gulf ty
PD POL ADV ACCT FOR ROBERT L EDMON INDE TNDENT i 1C10
^q e^Mtf 'Zten
On October 1st you trekked through the
downpours and puddles to make your way
to the polls in such numbers that put other
counties to shame. Your vote and support
for my candidacy made the sun shine for
me on an otherwise gloomy day. Ican only
thank you and the volunteers who worked
so tirelessly on my behalf by pledging to
you that if elected as your school superin-
tendent, I will devote my energies to
-making our school system one that is
second to none. Now, I humbly request :
your continued help and support on the
third leg of this campaign.
THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN.
TESTED- PROVEN SOLID
Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for by Camp. Acct. of Jerry Kelley, Democrat
p;D4ae lat!& pa
County Commissioner, District One
Thirty-three years old
Married 10 years to wife, Carol
Two children, Jesse and Katie
Lifelong resident of Wewahitchka
Son of Bo and Myrle Jones
14 years experience in Emergency Medicine
S15 years experience as a volunteer firefighter
Employed 1 years at Bay Medical Center
State certified paramedic/supervisor
Extensive knowledge and experience with all forms of
Experience with.state and federal grant programs
Committed to sound decisions based on facts
Honest, Dependable, Dedicated
I want the people of District One to know that-I will listen to their
concerns and work hard to solve their problems. I will strive for
quality public services and hold the line on unnecessary spending.
IF YOU WANT A MAN THAT WILL STAND UP FOR DISTRICT ONE, THEN
VOTE FOR ROGER C. JONES ON NOVEMBER 5th. Thanks!
Pd. for by Camp. Acct. of Roger C. Jones, Republican 4tp 10/10
PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCT.10, 1996
'91 Plymouth Acclaim, 26,000 original
miles, a/c, power steering, am/fm, air
bag, 1 owner. $7,000. 229-6065.
1984 Blazer, 4x4, mint condition,
$5,800. 648-8827 or 648-8110.
1973 Mercedes 280C gas. in running
cond., good for parts or restoring. Ex-
'tra body parts and accessories.
$1,000 obo. 648-4172 or 648-4423.
MGB 1979 Roadster, original interior,
super nice. British racing green, ex-
cel. cond. 20,522 miles. $4,200.' Call
647-5194. tfc 10/3
1994 Grand Am, asking payoff, 40'
p.i. large screen Lv., $400. Welder
workout center. 835.
13 ft. aluminum and fiberglass center
console boat, with a like new 25 hp
Suzuki. Many extras. See at Capt
Black's, Hwy. 98, Port St. Joe.
To the slimeballs who stole the flow-
er cap from the gravestone at Pleas-
ant Rest Cemetery. You have been
turned into the law & will be prose-
cuted to the full extent, or return it to
its place & it'll be forgotten.
531 Pompano St. $49,900
3 bedrooms,i bath. Land: 100'xl40' lot REALTY INC.
SPECIAL FEATURES: Well kept home in quiet neighborhood on Ig. loL
Ex. Ig. bath, cen. heat/ar., cen. vac. system. Master bdrm. has mirrored PORT ST. JOE
closet doors. Spacious kitchen w/breakfast bar, dining area & bay win- 227 A 'f5
dow. Ceiling fans throughout the house. Screened porch, wood privacy 227-145
fence & stor. bldg. Very nicely landscaped. Price includes: range, hood,
ceiling fans, carpet, blinds, cen. vacuum system.
THE BEACHES HOUSE/PET SIT- Surfalde Serenity Group. Ist United
TERS. Collect mail / check lights / Methodist Church, 22nd St., Mexico
locks / etc. Feed & exercise your pets. Beach. Monday 7:30; Friday 7:30.
As low as 86.00 a day. Mow grass / All times central. 647-8054.
pool care/etc. Willing for extra $$. Re- .
able couple. Contact Ron & Maxine,
Leopold at 648-4204 anytime/leave
message. tfc 10/3 HOLLAND
Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian ROCHE
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Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday E
and Thursday at 7:00.
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Backhoe work, dozer work, root Bookkeeping Service
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing, Tax Returns A Specialty
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt. 224 Reid Ave.
Rt. 2, Box A1C, Port St. Joe Port St. Joe
Phone 229-6018 (904) 229-8581
STRICKLAND ELECTRIC AVOn
All Type Electrical Work AVOJ
24 Hr. Service
UC. 1ER0013168 .INSURED Catherine L. Collier
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LICENSED INSURED SALES AND SERVICE
A/C Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
StaleUr-. NRAM48 229-COOL
PUMP REPAIR& SALES LICENSED INSTALLERS
H & M IRRIGATION
for All Your Watering Needs
HAL KEELS FREE 229-2738
JAMES WILEY ESTIMATES 227-7205
Roger Stokes 67-3328
New Construction Repairs sip 10/3
LOANS D 8 PAWN SHOP
"The Uttle House with the Big Deals"
Corer of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Business: (904) 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9-12
Harmon's Heavy Equipment co.
Specializing in Black Top Soil
BULLDOZERS BACKHOES *LOADERS 'TRACTORS DUMP TRUCKS
648-8924 OR 648-5767 if no answer
LIC # RF0051042
FREE ESTIMATES RG 0051008
JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
.PORT ST. JOEl FLORIDA 904/229-6821
ABSOLUTE AUCTION Old
coins, sports cards & morel Sat-
urday, Oct. 12, 2 p.m. Eastern.
Wade Clark Auctions, at the Old
Port Theatre Antique Mall &
Auction Hall in downtown Port
St Joe, 904-229-9282. Consign-
ments always welcome. AB1239,
AU 1737, AU 1743 10% Buyer's Premium
BOAT AUCTION! 1987 Lel-
surecraft 19, 115 hp OMC/Johnson,
new $2,000. Complete overhaul, all
electronics & more. Cuddy cabin.
After special Coin & Sports Card
Auction Sat., Oct. at the Old Port
Theatre Antique Mall & Auction Hall
In downtown Port St. Joe. 904-229-
9282. Consignments always wel-
come. WADE CLARK AUCTIONS.
-AB1239, AU 1737, AU 1743.
12'x60' trailer for rent, 5 miles from
Overstreet Bridge, $250 month, $150
deposit 648-5306. tfc 10/10
Beachside condo/townhouse. 2
bdrm., 2 ba. fully furnished, $550
month w/$250 security deposit. Call
648-8487. tfe 10/1i
Two mobile homes for rent in Mexico
Beach. 648-5476. tfc 10/3
4 bdrm., 2 ba. house at Indian Pass
Beach. Long term rental. $625 mo.
Call Rosasco Realty. Available Oct. 1,
1996. 227-1774. tfc 10/3
Moss Creek Apts. Affordable living for
families. 1 or 2 bdrm. apartments
available. Cen.a/h, carpets, stove, re-
frig. Located at 200 Amy Circle in We-
wahitchka, 639-2722. An Equal Op-
portunity, and for Hearing Impaired
call (352) 472-3952. Rental Assis-
tance Available. tfc 10/3
Nice lot for camper trailer with utili-
ties furnished, located near Wewa-
hitchka. Call 648-5162 for more infor-
mation. 2tc 10/3
Small 2 bdrm. trailer, furnished, $275
per month. Deposit required. Call
227-1318 after,4:00 p.m, M-F.
Large house, St. Joe Beach, new car-
pet, doors and blinds with new paint
job inside, $525 month. $400 deposit
.648-5306. tfc 9/26
House in Port St. Joe, 3 bdrm., 1 1/2
bath, ch&a, laundry rm., storage
shed, nice yard,, new carpet & paint,
all new appliances, 950 sq. ft. living
area. $445 month, plus utilities. No
pets. 228 6th St Call 227-3511.
2 bedroom, 1 bath trailer at St. Joe
Beach, $300 month, $200 deposit
647-3278 or 827-2906. tfc 10/3
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. 4te 9/26
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 10/3
2 bedroom furnished and unfur-
nished available immediately. Long
term rental. Parker Realty, Mexico
Beach, 648-5777. tfe 10/3
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfc 10/3
COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT -
on busy Hwy. 71. One area 2400 sq.
ft, one area 750 sq. ft Possible uses
furniture, antique, restaurant, bar,
clinic or general office use. 639-5608.
t tf i /
Liberty Manor Apts., 800 Tapper
Dr., Port St. Joe. Affordable hous-
ing for the elderly and the handi-
Cen. h &a, .laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., handicapped equip-
ped apts., available. Stove & refrig.
furn., fully carpeted. 1 bdrm., apts.,
Equal Opportunity Housing Com-
plex. Rent is based on income.
This complex is funded by the Farm-
ers Home Administration and man-
aged by Adiisors Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
TLC LAWN SERVICE
"Catering to All Your Lawn Service Needs'
MOWING, EDGING, TRIMMING. SPRAYING.
FERTILIZING, WEEDING. CLEAN OUTS,
SPRINKLER REPAIR. AND LANDSCAPING >
Call 2296435 ti 4/6s
& Land Levelling
Call Matt Walker
announces NEW PENTIUMS
starting at $1169,
P75 Multimedia $1,365,
SP50's from S1799
227-6590 or 647-3339
*Residential Custom Wood
A 8 R Fence
tFelat/a gad Ceartee Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 : 9041 647-4047
Average Sturhp $10.00
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
MOWING e*RAKING WEEDING
Serving Mexico Beach, St Joe Beach,
Port St. Joe & Wewahitchka
'I will work for YOU!" CLYDE SANFORD
Mexico Beach, FL
Total Pool Maintenance
& Lawn Care Packages
As always call us for your
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
INSURANCE FREE ESTIMATES
348 Santa Anna St.
St. Joe Beach 32456
Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Port St. Jbe Call 229-6326
,4~ tea, aect&7e daw.
Plus Small Engine Repairs
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First St.
Fay's Nail& -
TOTAL NAIL CARE ,
Certified Nail Technician
1905 Long Ave., Port St. Joe
SWolff Tanning System Call for Appt.
,5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASKABOUT FREE MONTH'SRENT
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112
BOB'S PAINT &
29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
SExpert Automotive Painting
.FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motet
* Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
SReal Estate (WOO) Reports Construction Sites
9I FAMILY OWNED
1 PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
Int./Ext. PROFESSIONAL DRY
WALL & PAINTING. Specialty paint-
ing services done, pressure, washing,
sponge painting & much more. Lic. &
Insured. Free Estimates. 639-3570.
COINS BY THE BAYI
I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803.
? 9 QUALITY PRENCE
Chmnsey Repairs and Cleaning
BIRD REMOVAL CHIMNEY CAPS DAMPERS
LOOSE BRICK & SMOKING VIDEO INSPECTION
Sl DUCT CLEANING AC & HEAT. DRYER VENT
S il n'FURNACE CLEANING MOLD. MILDEW, BACTERIA. DUST
a/s & DUST MILES REMOVED AND SANITIZED
OBg SERVING ENTIRE PANHANDLE
SFR EE STIMNAT S
Ot IJOHNSON OWNER
be in Port
St. Joe for
REMODELS NEW CONSTRUCTION
HURRICANE & FREEZE DAMAGE
FLL.U V EBINGEI
REPAIRS and SERVICES
ROBERT NOWELL (904) 639-5849
LIC. #RF0037072 2' TC1010
A/C, Heating, Refrigeration, and Ice
Ventilation Sheet Metal Fab. Natural
Gas & Electrical Equipment Contractor
Harden ,,eu-. 9'-,'.
Service Co. ;We* FL
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
State Mec. RM0066465 Ernie "Cooter" Harden/Owner
Phone 904-639-2454 Cel. Ph. #227-5036 fc 6120
\" CUSTOM HOME PLANS
\1-'U (904) 647-3548
Rose May Mapel
6240 Hwy. 98 West
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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 PO. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 tc 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 tfc 12/14
Une adsi $3.50 for first 20 words
MO for each additional word.
$2.00 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
. .227-1278 to place yours.
:*.* ~ *** ******.~**~. .** **~~~~* ~.%* ~VV :. .. :~ ~ ~ *
Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
Free Estimates and Design
Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 1996 PAGE 7B
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.,
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra lg. '3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
Call 229-6777 after 7p.m.
No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St. Joe Furni-
ture, 227-1251. tfc 10/3
One and two bedroom apartments, 2
blocks from beach. Call 647-3544,
ask for Jason. tfc 10/3
Safe 'N Dry
214 Srd St., PSI, FL
Carport Sale: 743 Jones Homestead
Rd., across from Flour Mill. Alumi-
num boat. motor, misc. Items.. 8 a.m.
until. Itc 10/10
Yard Sale: Saturday. 8:00 till. Girls'
clothes, 2 couches, beds, driftwood,
plants, other misc. items. If rain. can-i
celled. 515 9th St Itp 10/10
Multi-Family Sale, 355 Redflsh St.,
H.V. (2 blocks from school). Saturday,
8-2:00. Old kit. utensils, housewares,
exer. trampoline, poker table, pad.
fold chairs, records, baby Items, new
roller skates (11), glass shower doors
w/metal frame, clothes, shoes, etc.
Marquis Corp. supports Senior Citi-
zens Giant Yard Sale to be held at the
Centennial Building on October 19th,
to benefit Senior Citizens Building
Fund. Be there to support your com-
munityl To donate items .call 227-
1121, ask for Alica. 2tp 10/10
Yard Sale: Friday and Saturday, Oct
11 and 12, 8 a.m. CST until. Bamboo
furniture, tools and more. 105 N.
26th St, Mexico Beach. Itp 10
3 family yard sale: Saturday, Oct 12,
9 to 12. 208 Fourth St Mexico Beach.
Garage Sale: 130 Magellan, St Joe
Beach. Saturday, Oct 19, 8.am. Nor-
dic Rider, books, Christmas decora-
tions, keyboard, yard tools, misc.
Yard Sale: 224 Desoto St, St Joe
Beach. Saturday, Oct. 12, 8:00 till
12:00. Rain cancels. ltp
Yard Sale: Multi-family. Saturday,
Oct. 12. 504 17th St 8 a.m. till noon.
GUARD II. Vitro Services Corpora-
tion, a Tracor company and major
contractor to the Dept of Defense for
over 40 years, has an immediate
opening for a Guard I at Cape San
Applicants must be rieat in appear-
ance, capable of dealing with the pub-
lic and demonstrate dependability.
Prior guard experience, military or ci-
vilian, is desirable. Must be respon-
sive to work assignments on rotating
shifts including weekends and holi-
Applicants will be subject to a DOD
security investigation and must meet
eligibility requirements for access to
Interested candidates should call
(904) 229-6233 or send resume to:
Vitro Services Corp., P. 0. Box 100,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer M/F/D/V. Itc 10/10
Diet Technician, Class code: 5594.
post #66559. Salary range: $550.55 -
879.78 biweekly. Note: This position
requires travel to various clinic sites
In Gulf and Franklin counties. Will re-
quire speaking to groups.
Mitn. qualifications: 2 years of experi-
ence in a dietary program; or an asso-
ciates of art/science degree from an
accredited college or university in a
dietetic technician or nutrition care
program: or completion of a program
of study in food and nutrition or die-
tetics from a vocational./technical
school, or successful completion of a
40 hour training program developed
by the Dept. of HRS'ad conducted
by a public health nutritionist or li-
censed dietician, and two years of ex-
perience as a cashier in the WIC pro-
Closing date: Oct. 14. 1996. Submit
applications to: Jane Van Heiden. 502
Fourth St. Port St. Joe. FL 32456.
Phone 227-7231. Itc 10/10
287 Plantation Drive $109,900
3 Bedrooms, 2 baths. Land 1/2 acre R A I
SPECIAL FEATURES: Contemporary home mi presgiou; neigh- REALTY INC.
borhood only 3 yrs. old. Top of the line apphances, custom hght- PORT ST. -JOE
umg, pnvate master suite, heat pump, attached 2 car garage, ire- 227 145
place, and many extras! Pnce includes reing./freezer, trash com- r2
actor, wall oven, bmult-. microwave, range top, water softener
system binds, ceding fans.
Medical records: full time position.
Requires organizational skills, medi-
cal terminology, and a high level of
computer skills. Past experience in or-
dering medical supplies and/or pur-'
chasing a plus. Wage dependent upon
experience and skills. Contact Judy
Howell, Bay St. Joseph Care Center,,.
220 9th St., 229-8244. 2tc 10/3
ACCOUNTANT: Degree in accounting,
with minimum of three years manu-
facturing experience. Must be able to
work on computer. Excellent benefits.
Salary negotiable. Send resume to Re-
tha M. Threat, Florida Coast Paper
Company, L.L.C., P. 0. Box 6000,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457. 2tc 10/3
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 10/3
Now hiring waiters, waitresses, cooks,
dishwashers, full or part time, flexible
hours. Apply Julle's Restaurant, 222
Reid Ave., Port St. Joe. tfc 10/3.
LOOKING for mature individual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
ica Financial Services. Take charge
and manage a portion of our multi-
faceted business. We offer high com-'
mission income potential, flexible
hours, many other pluses. Could start
part time. For interview, call today.
648-8565. tfe 10/3
POSTAL JOBS, S12.68/hr to start,
plus benefits. Carriers, :sorters,
clerks, computer trainees. For an ap-
plication and exam information, call
1-800-636-5601. ext. P2334. 9 am to
9 pm,: 7 days. 3tp 10/10
CONSERVATION JOBS: Wildlife posi-
tions $16.000-$35.000/yr. ClericalL
security, game warden, etc. No experi-
ence. For info call 219-769-8301, ext.
WFL515. 9 a.m. 9 p.m. Sun.-Fri.
POSTAL JOBS, Start $12.08/hr. For
exam and application info call (219)
4 769-8301, ext FL 515, 9 a.m. 9
p.m. Sun.-Fri. 4tp 9/26
LOST DOG: Half German shepherd
and half bulldog. Tail clipped, black
w/some brown. Answers to the name
Lady. Port St. Joe, 1309 Woodward
Ave. 227-2152. Reward for return.
SWF wishes to learn about comput-
ers. Wants to. meet other singles 40+.
to exchange info about wares & ser-,
vices. Call 227-3622. Itp 10/10
1200 Monument Ave. New Price $119,900
4 bedrooms, 3 baths. Land t 1/2 Acre (Comrner Lot) REALTY IC.
SPECIAL FEATLRES: I story sruco home in prestigious location. Beautiful PORT ST. JOE
hardwood floors, stone fireplace, g. screened porch, eat-in latchen, etie 227 14
baths, new shallow well & pump, ceiling fans throughout. Newly land- m
shaped, lots ot storage rr Pnce includes: range top, double wall ovens,
reng. w.'icemaker, d.w.. disposal, gas bbg grill. drapes & blinds.
Fantasy Propetie Inc oy Ho.-4
l* Moira Rltoh 648-5146
Joan Shilthwlok 848-644150
1200 U. S. Hwy. 98 John M. Delorme, Realtor m
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 El. 647-3633
) Ellen F. Allemore, Realtor
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478 647-8939
St. Joe Beach Newly constructed 2 bdrm.,,2 ba. circular
home. Two story, cinder block construction, lots of. decking
affording nice view of the gulf. City water, sewer. Locate
don a 60'x 100 lot with fenced yard. $107,000.
Mexico Beach, gulf front townhome. 2 bdrm., I ba., fur-
nished, new decking, new a/c, :new plumbing. Excellent
rental unit. $87,500.
Beacon Hill Tulip Ave. Comfortable 3/2 doublewide
mobile home, partially furnished, situated on THREE lots.
Landscaped, fenced backyard. Storage building. $58,900.
Mexico Beach 304 & 306 Hatley Dr. Lots 4 and 5, Block B.
Two nice residential lots, 87.5' x 108' each. $15,000 each.
St. Joe.Beach comer of Canal and Alabama. Lot 5, Block
5, Unit 1. Nice cleared lot, high and dry, 75'x 173'. $17,500.
7799 Hwy 98, St. Joe Beach Far N Away Beautifully deco-
rated 3 Br 2 Ba half of duplex, completely remodeled in 1992.
: i Br 1 Ba downstairs, 2 Br 1 Ba upstairs. Washer/dryer, new
CH/A. Excellent rental. $199,000
MEXICO BEACH BEACHSIDE
102 S. 36th St. Nice 2 bd., 1 ba. brick cottage, just steps
to the, beach. Carport, cen. heat and air, located on
75'x100 lot. $99,900.
126 Circle Dr. Great View -econd lot from beach 3 Br 2 ba
home, Florida rm., furniE |o letely updated. Approx.
1212 sq. ft. 58'x78.5' lot, more& r Tes. Excellent rental. $150,000.
105 S. 32nd St. 3 Br 2 Ba brick home, carport and screened
porch, completely furnished, CH/A, approx. 1000 sq. ft., 75' X
105' lot. Good rental! $125,000
31st St. and Highway 98 Sea Gull Duplex. Each side has 1 Br
1 Ba. Partially furnished. Approx. 100' highway frontage.
Zoned tourist commercial Possible owner financing. $90,000
ACROSS HIGHWAY FROM BEACH
103 N. 27th St. Beach hide away or year around living. Well
kept 2 bd., 1 ba. block home w/vinyl siding, cen. h/a,
decks, screen room, and outside building. Landscaped
beautifully, some gulf view. $102,000.
801 Maryland Dr. Very nice 3 bd., 2 ba. 14x70' mobile home. Cen.
heat/air, large deck, 18' boat goes with it! $51,900.
Mexico Beach, 203 8th St. Very good condition. 2 bd., 2 Ig.
baths, double wide,, 1600 sq. ft., cen.h/a, carpet, laundry
rm., Ig. kitchen, refrig., dishwasher, washer/dryer, ceiling
fans, awnings on front windows, large deck off liv. rm. and
bdrm., fireplace in liv. rm., beautiful yard. A must see!
Reduced to $69,500.
109 38th St. N. Canal front attractive 2 bd., 2 ba. home on pil-
ings, large deck, furnished, new carpet, new roof, covered
boat slip w/motorized lift, dock & seawall $210,000.
207 Arkansas. 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath, mobile home, 14'x70t with
Florida rm. addition. 75'x125' landscaped lot, 2 storage sh. s.,
new kitchen cabinets, must see. eqiO4 Reduced to $65,500.
S BEACON HILL
S9411 Auger Ave. 3 Br 2 Ba home, CH/A, appliance, nice and
roomy approx 1500 sq. ft. 75' X 100' fenced lot. $79,900
203 Beacon Rd. Absolutely beautiful! Large gulf view, 3 bdrm., 2
ba. home.: Has big deck, fireplace, ch/a, heat pump. Spacious
master bedroom has exquisite bath with jacuzzi. Also sun porch
with gulf view off master bedroom. Immaculate and in A-one
condition. Lots of amenities. Must see! Great price Reduced to
Gulfaire Dr. Triplex. Two 3 Br 2 Ba units and one 1 Br 1 Ba
unit. Very nice. Good investment. To be sold together. Total
ST. JOE BEACH
Sea Shores Subd. 1607 Nautilus Dr. 3 bedroom, 2 ba.jh
home, nicely landscaped yard with sprinkler system and'
irrigation well. Garage. Nice neighborhood, equipped
w/refrigerator/stove, central heat/air; washer/dryer
hook-up, window treatments. Reduced to $95,000.
229 Selma St 2 bdrm., 2 ba. 1988 14x70' mobile home, 75'x150
fenced lot, excellent condition. cen. heat & air. Best buy on the
241 Ponce de Leon. 3 bdrm., 2 ba. doublewide on 3 lots totalling
225'x150'. Relax in your in-ground pool. privacy fence. Beautiful
yard fragranced with jasmine, shaded with oaks, magnolias, and
grapevines. Garage. $75,000
230 Canal St.- 2 Br 1 Ba frame home, approx. 1460 SF, ch/a, 2
* decks, cathedral ceiling in great room, 2 car carport, storage
sheds. 75'x150' lot. $67,500.
229 Coronado St. 2 Br 1 Ba cottage, completely furnished,
carpeted, screened porch on side. New roof. 1.5 block to beach.
65' X 125' lot. $63,000
6260 Highway 98 54 Ft. facing the Gulf affording a great
panoramic view. House has many possibilities--could be used
as a single family, 6 Br 4 Ba home. Two story octagon con-
struction with 5 steel beams designed to withstand he ele-.
ments. Could also be us QfvQf separate apartments as the
lower level has 2 Br 2 Ba'ilff tnen and its own CH/A sys-
tern All new decking covering half of the house. City water,
septic, and irrigation well. Home is on one lot and also comes
with another adjoining yet separate lot. Must be seen to be
appreciated. Too many features to list. Priced at $235,000.
100 Santa Anna Frame duplex, 2 Br, 1 Ba upstairs, 1 Br 1 Ba
downstairs. 1/2 block to beach. Good rental history. $80,000.
Reduced to $75,000. MAKE OFFER.
PORT ST. JOE
2105 Palm Blvd. Lovely 3 bedroom; 2 bath brick home.
Approx. 1,750 sq. ft. he3aeilnjI ooled. Great room with
large fireplace. Two car afrage,.patio and storage
building. Excellent condition, location and price. MUST
1307 Long Avenue. Neat 3X Ba pme with chain link fence
& storage house. Great WiAj $449,0r Reduced to
219 7th St. 3 large Br 1 Ba home w/roomy kitchen and din-
ing area. New carpet, freshly painted. Fireplace in liv. rm.
Central air, gas heat, stove, refrig., washer and dryer. Storage
shed, utility room on 50' X 175' fenced lot. $44,900 Reduced to,
257 Mockingbird Circle Overstreet. 1/2 acre Living area 2500
sq. ft. 2 bdrm. w/2.5 baths AND attached mother-in law apt. OR
3 bdrms. Cathedral ceiling in great rm. and kitchen. Masonry fp
in great rm. lj caint a ceraitile tp i L Also,
ceramic tile house fans
Inside until. rm. Deep wewii SVNh aswaef sesnof r. n 3prnnkler sys-
tem. Heat pump with 10 KW back-up heat. Beautiful glassed long
Florida room facing canal. Lawn extends 125' to water's edge. 200,
sq. ft. screened BBQ with built-in masonry grill, smoker & coun-
try kitchen (sink, hot plate & refrig.); FISHERMEN NOTE -
Located 3 miles from head of East Bay 14 miles to St. Andrews
Bay 1/4 mile to Wetappo Creek, 1/4 mile to public boat ramp.
BUILT-INS: Entertainment center. APPLIANCES: elec. range, dish
washer and disposal. $125,000.
S263 Forest St. 2 Br 1 Ba 1987 mobile home on 163' X 330' lot
with storage shed, fish pond possible owner financing.
HOWARD CREEK AND AREA
Squirrel Ave. 4 Br. 1.5 Ba, frame home situated on 2 cleared
lots. Loft area, Liv. Rm/Din. area open cross beamed ceiling.
Kitchen has new cabinets and new vinyl flooring. Central air,
gas heater, new hot water tank, large screened front porch.
This and more for a very affordable price of $43,500.
Port St. Joe Approx. 2 acres commercial/industrial lots of
St. Joe Beach U S 98 between Balboa and Magellan 3/4
block Permitted for condos only. $330,000
MEXICO BEACH Houses Only
Pine Street Lot 16, Block 6, Unit 3, nice residential lot,
Grand Isle Nan Nook and Kim Kove Lot 19, Blk D 71' X
Wysong S/D Comer of Robin Lane & 15th St. Lot 1, Blk 3
149' X 70' X 127' X 100'. $14,000 MAKE OFFER
Elec. washer & dryer set, $300, Sears
refrigerator, $350 w/icemaker. Capt
bed w/2 drawers $75; metal overdoor
shoe rack, $15; truck tool box, $50.
Food processor w/all attachments,
$85. 227-7388. Itc 10/10
Walnut wood chest of drawers, $45.
Yamaha organ, double keyboard,
must sell, best offer. Excel. cond.
648-8782. ltc 10/10
Frigidaire side-by-side, 5 years old,
excellent condition, 3 doors. $300
firm. Call 647-8835. Itp 10/10
Loveseat sofa sleeper $80. Tandy.
1000 computer only $250. 648-8595.
56'x12' mobile home, newly remod-
eled, fenced in yard, boat ,shed, Wewa
city limits. $4,500.00. Call Dawn 639-
3288 or 639-2095 after 3:30.
Mobile home, 14'x70', 3 bedroom, 2
bath. Call 648-4489. Itp .10/10
Small farm tractor, Power King, hy-
draulic plow, disc, rake, new tires,
blade. Call 648-8795. 3tp 10/3
1994 14x80 mobile home, 3 bdrms., 2
full baths, separate laundry room. For
more information please call 648-
4775. 2tp 10/10
Cast nets for sale. New 7' chain cast
net, $100. I also build and repair oth-
er sizes and styles of nets. Call 229-
9070 and leave message. 4tp 9/19
Restaurant equipment Steam table,
salad bar, etc. 639-3755, ask for Ho-
ward. 4tc 9/19
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 e-mail Ron Boidelon:
PC Components price list upon re-
quest. tfc 10/3
3 cockatiels. 2 months old. $25 each.
Handled. 827-8021. Itc 10/10
UKC rat terrier ups. $165. 648-5306.,
Adorable black kittens with green
eyes. ready for Halloween. Need fami-
lies to give them away to. call 227-
3259. Itp 10/10
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!
Happy Jack Skin Balm, Relieves hot
spots and scratching. Promotes heal-
ing & hair growth on dogs & cats
without steroids. Barfield's Lawn &
DOG GROOMING PLUS, 227-3611.
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
PET & PROPERTY TENDERS., In
your home pet sitting by Joey and
Marie Romanelli, 229-1065. tfc 10/3
By owner: Three one acre lots in We-
wahltchka off Stonemlll Creek Road.
$7,500 each or $21,000 for all three.
1-706-782-3757. 4tc 10/10
3 bdrm;r 2 ba. brick home, LR, den,
kit, DR, utility rm., cen h&a, side-by-
side refrigerator, disp. ice/water thru
door, stove, dishwasher, ceiling fans,
blinds, carpet, screen porch, on 2
lots. Completely fenced, deep well &
sprinkler system. 7118 Georgia Ave.,
St. Joe Beach. Call 639-3440. Asking
$98,500 but will consider all reason-
able offers. 2tp 10/10
Lot for sale: Howard Creek, one acre,
septic tank and deep well. $11,000.
827-2990. tfc 10/10
Lot on Court St., $500 down, $225
month. Owner finance. $17,900. 648-
5328. tfc 9/26
Quiet, easy living in Ponderosa Pines
near Jones Homestead. Owner financ-
ing, 10% down. One acre lots,
$13,500; 1/2 acre lots, $9,500. Con-
tact Loretta Costin. 647-8317.
221 Court St.. mobile home pretty lot,
$33,000. 648-5328. tfc 9/26
301' Woodward Ave., cleared lot,
zoned commercial and light industri-
al. 227-3313 days. 648-4088 after 5.
1/2 acre lot with septic tank. Over-
street Road. Owner financing. 227-
2020, ask for Billy. f c 10/3
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call,
229-6961. tf: c 10/3
PORT ST. JOE
INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY (Overstreet).
3 lots each over an acre with plenty of waterway frontage. New
Price: 2 lots are $10,000 each. 1 lot is $20,000.
Wysong S/D Robin Lane Lot 9, BIk 3 Unit 17. $11,500
Cypress St. (off 15th St.) 2 large lots 125' X 87.5' for a total of
250' on road to be sold. together (commercial or residential).
$35,000 Make Offer
Hwy. 98 HAVE BUSINESS AND RESIDENCE. One build-
able lot acro~ fFlrt aWJ q = pw/brick
garage, dbl. tfif E!iw v &c l-t8m |, privacy
wooden fence around entire property, 2 septic tanks. Property
has been cleared for immediate building. Current survey on
property. Also, deeded beach access of 230' x 7'#. Lot has
unobstructed view of beach from upper portion of property.
Cockles Ave. Lot 5, Block 18, 50'x100', water meter, septic
Faulk Place 100' X 120', with large septic tank $21,000
Triton St. Lots 5 & 6, Blk 3, Unit I irregular. $32,000
Mobile Homes or Houses
Starfish & Cowries Ave. Lot 20, Blk 22. $13,500
Homes Only Subdivision swimming pool and tennis courts
Cristin's Curve. Phase IV, lot 8, large triangular shaped
corner lot. $27,900.
Sea Pines Dr. Lot 5, Blk B Nice lot for your dream home.
Gulfaire Dr. Lot 15, Blk C Approx. 85' X 125'. $22,900
Nautilus Dr. Lot 3, Blk A. $18,000
Nautilus Dr. Lots 4,5,6,7, & 8, Block A. $22,000 each.
ST. JOE BEACH
Mobile Homes or Houses
Atlantic St. 50' X 100' lot in first block off highway on left.
Pineda St. 50' X 125' each 4 lots in first block across from
beach. $20,000 each
PORT ST. JOE
Long Avenue Lot 13 and Lot 14. Block 71, two lots, 60'
frontage each. $12,500 each.
Cape Plantation. Nice residential lot in nice neighborhood, block
B, lot.8, 120'x187. Paved road. Possible owner financing, $18,500.
FIVE ACRES on the Intracoastal Waterway, approximately 500'
water frontage. Lot size approximately 500'x450'. $85,000.
Creekwood Lots 14 & 15, Approx. 1.25 acres total PLUS 2 pie-
shaped lots 6 & 7 directly on the creek. Sold as package.
Wetappo Creek and Highway 386 15.5 acres Great
Highway 71 Gulf County Farms 4 acres. $15,O00
Stone Mill Creek North of Wewa on Hwy 71 Close to great
freshwater fishing. Lot 1 & 3, Blk D. $ 6,900 each lot
Riverside Park Land Dr. Lots 9 & 10. One block to boat
basin. $8,000 each. Both lots available for less money.
E. Heny Ave. 415' and E. Chipola
Ave. 315' x 300' in Wewahitchka. Two
mobile homes, one 3 bdrm., 2 ba.
78'x12'. 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 8p.m. tfc i0/3
For Sale by Owner: 3 bdrm.. I ba.
block & brick home, new w/w carpet
new side-by-side refrigerator & stove,
$60,000. 914-0965, or 227-1639.
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, corer lot, 115
Sailfish St., Highland View, 227-1604.
By appointment only. tfc 10/3
By Owner: 12'x47' mobile home on 1/.
2 acre, Overstreet Community. Appli-
ances Included, hookup for washer/
dryer, metal storage bldg., fish pond
on property. $19,000. Call 648-5372
or 229-6114. tfc 10/3
By Owner: 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, loft, 3
decks, pool/hot tub available. 108
Boardwalk Ave., Cape San Bias. 647-
3828. tfc 10/3
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with sep-
tic tank & well. $2,5000 down,
$132.16 mo. Call George. 229-6031.
2.73 acres for sale at Sunshine
Farms,, comer lot, $15,000 negotia-
ble. 827-2379. tfc 11/9
For sale by owner: two story new,
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'x16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
until. shed. By:appt.only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. tc 10/3
Wanted: Small lawn tractor, in run-
ning condition. Mowing deck not nec-
essary. Call 227-3511. tfc 10/10
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, a 1/4 acre
corner lot. New price: $36,500.
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No Plague of
Locusts In Sight
Even our wildest imagina-
tions hadn't prepared us for how
bad Ms. Miser's class truly was.
At first we tried to take comfort
from church, listening closely to
the preacher tell of how the chil-
dren of Israel cried out in their
oppression from a mean-spirited
pharaoh, who sounded remark-
ably like Ms. Misery--more so in
every, sermon. We. took heart
because God listened to these
children, and we were confident
He'd also listen to us If we cried
It didn't even take a week for
'Zanna and I to know that Ms.
Misery was different than the bib-
Ilcal pharaoh in one major aspect.
Brother Holland built a whole ser-
mon on the fact that the evil
pharaoh "knew not Joseph." and
the repercussions of not knowing
what he was dealing with. In our
case, we knew better. Ms. Misery
"knew Joseph"-she'd lived in our
town for seventy some years, and
had taught generations of
"Joseph's." She could recite the
embarrassing history of your fam-
ily on the spot, and often did. She
not only knew all the "Joseph's" in
town, but didn't seem to be wor-
ried about any consequences, real
or imagined. And as much as the
children in our town had criedd
put, God was yet to send a single
locust to lend a hand.
We were distraught Here was
a woman who called us "Buzzard
Bait" and shook us till our small
brains threatened to puree. Here
was a woman who would smile
when a child burst into tears at
the thought of writing five pages
of sentences for what he or she
thought was a minor transgres-
sion. Here was a woman who
liked to use her paddle, and often
bragged that she chose it because
of its thickness, and the fact that
the holes in it, let the air through
so the receiving behind got no air
cushion. Here was a woman who
would snatch up your paperwork
and tear it into tiny pieces in front
of you if she felt you were too
messy, regardless of the state of
completion. Here was a woman
who made us, for talking, assume
the 'position'. The position, was
no doubt some intricate way some
third world country got its prison-
ers to talk. It was an hour of
bending over, with legs crossed,
grabbing the back of one's'ankles.
She, we felt, had well earned her
Fall passed in the slow way
that time passes when you're in
the middle of a complicated root
canal without enough laughing
gas. We continued to listen care
fully to Brother Holland tall
about the evil Pharaoh in church
hoping he'd give us some clue
about how the children of Israe
surmounted their problem. Bu
Brother Holland was in a morose
mood that fall, and seemed to
want to focus on the groaning o
the Israelites, 'and weeping and
gnashing of teeth. We were all too
familiar with weeping and teeth
gnashing--it was an ;everyday
experience in Ms. Misery's class.
Time came that we had become
resigned to our fate. There woulc
probably be no "Moses" to lead us
by Laura Rogers
into the promised land of Fourth
k Grade. We'd have to figure out a
way to get there ourselves, our
e bodies and spirits still intact.
Saf the Church
d of Your Choked
TIMOTHY J, MCFARLAND
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New Office Location:
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To the Proud Voters of District 3
Tommy, Joni, and Shane Knox
would like to personally thank
you for your overwhelming
support and vote on a very
rainy day on Oct. 1. The poll
watchers, the people who
donated their time and
efforts, and to George Hean
Co.-I thank you. The voters
made it be known, that they
wanted a change, needed a
change, and expect a change
in Gulf County Politics. Thanks
again, From That Family Man -
Working Man Your Man .
P. S. On 6. Pod. .,
Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for by Camp. Acct. of Tommy Knox, Democrat
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