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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 3245 THURSDAY, OCT. 17,1996
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Water, Sewer Will Be Ex ended to Ward Ridge
City OKs Project Tuesday to Extend Utilities to Future College Site and All Points In Between; Grant Application Turned Down
Ralph Rish and Bill Kennedy of Preble-Rish Consulting ject. They are shown above selecting the route for the main
Engineers are already doing preliminary work on the pro- pipeline to follow and taking measurements.
Wewahitchka Considers NMew ity Hall
Would Utilize Present T-Ball Fields for Location; Storm Shelferincluded In Plan
The City of Wewahltchka has
had a fire of interest lit for acquir-
ing a new City Hall building by
the recent offer of a free structure
from a Panama City firm, which
the city was unable to accept.
The project has progressed to
the point of getting floor plans
drawn up and plans made to
make the matter attractive for re-
ceiving a grant to accomplish.
For instance, the proposed
building would consist of two
parts, consisting of separate
wings rather than two distinct
buildings. One of the wings would
be designated as a community
building and the other wing built
to accommodate the facilities of
The community building por-
tion of the complex would be con-
structed so as to accommodate
people in a storm shelter setting.
The building would be built to
withstand high winds and con-
tain its own electric generation
equipment. In case of a storm hit-
tiug the county, it would then
have an approved shelter with
cooking facilities and the city
would have a community center.
The city commission is taking
steps already to locate the com-
plex on the property where the T-
Ball field is currently located on
the eastern side of Highway 71.
The board has agreed to move the
T-Ball facilities to T. L. James
Argus Services. Inc.. which
has the contract to operate the
city garbage collection service,
was called on the carpet at Mon-
day night's meeting, to answer
the many complaints which have
been expressed about their collec-
About three weeks ago Argus
put on another collection crew,
changed their route and com-
pletely re-vamped their service.
What should have been a positive
reaction from a positive move on
Argus' part has resulted in alleg-
edly shoddier service and a host
of complaints. Numerous com-
plaints have been filed with the
city charging the collectors of
passing their collection cans right
by without stopping to put their
contents on the truck.
Most of the complaints have
been caused by a lack of collec-
tion. Most have come from the
residential section of the city.
As a result of the complaints,
the city'commission has required
Argus to'have a driver check with
City Hall each day to make sure
no customers have been missed,
They also named a specific con-
tact to handle complaints in the
The city commission agreed
to allow the Wewa Search and
Rescue team to store their equip-
ment at the Community Building.
Water and sewer service for
Ward Ridge and for extension
easterly on Garrison Avenue to
the site of the Gulf Coast
Community College annex inched
one step closer to reality Tuesday
evening. Port St Joe city commis-
sioners unanimously voted to pro-
ceed with the engineering phase of
the project, as well as address
several other items of business
during the regular meeting.
Commissioners have already
entered into an agreement with
GCCC to furnish water and sewer
College was the
impetus for the
extension of water:,
and sewer lines to
the eastern end of.
service to the school at a cost of
$60,000. That agreement prompt-
ed them to get started on the engi-
neering and design phase of the
work to avoid a deadline conflict
with the college project.
The design work will take 60-
90 days, according to Philip
Jones, Preble-Rlsh Consulting
Engineers. Add to that the time
required to get permitting, secure
bonds, and bid the work out and
it could be several months before
construction would get underway,
Jones told the board.
Preliminary assessiiients to
homeowners were set at $500
plus tap fee (approximately $450)
if hook-up takes place within the
first 12 months. After that time
frame, hookup construction
assessments will be $2,000 plus
tap fees. Lots without homes built
upon them will be assessed
$2,000 for the service.
The older section of Ward
Ridge currently has water and
sewer service to the existing
homes. But those homes on the
east side of Garrison Avenue only
have water service. They currently
utilize septic tanks to handle their
sewage disposal needs.
SEWER PROBLEMS NEAR
The board addressed what
has become a regular problem
with sewage backing up on Palmn
Boulevard near Bay SL Joseph
Sue. Lewis told the commis-
sioners, "Something needs to be'
The board agreed with her
assessment of the problem. Public
Works Superintendent Frank
Healy said grease and foreign.
Items being flushed down com-
modes were creating a recurring
flow problem in the main sewer
line of the area.
Healy said he thought he had
worked out most of the problem
with the nursing home, but once
again last week the system
backed up and even overflowed
into a ditch behind the nursing
The problem compounds itself
urtner when city crews nave to
He estimated an outside cost use water under pressure to dis-
of-thepiroject to-be somewheirev-4 6odge' Qie-6bstiacion. 'Its li'as
the vicinity of $900,000. caused raw sewage to back up in
thIp -yLmti5E dJeJ L UIn Q
During discussion, the board
noted $310,000 of that cost would
be borne by GCCC ($60,000), and
a commitment from David
Warriner for $250,000.
The Warriners have property
between the college site and Ward
Ridge that can be developed with
the introduction of water and
sewer service to the building lots.
Commissioners had hoped to
get a combination grant/loan
from Farmers Home Administra-
ton to help with the project, but
Mayor Pate broke the bad news to
them concerning that source of
funding. Pate said officials with
FHA would not approve any grant
help because the income level of
the residents was too high to meet
After discussing possible
solutions to the problem, the
board Instructed Healy to contact
Doug Kent with the Gulf County
Health Department and see If he
can assist them in arriving at a
solution to the problem.
SGranted a zoning variance
to Joseph Clayton at 506 Martin
Luther King Blvd.
Donated $500 to Project'
Agreed to advertise for two
computers-for the police depart-
ment and the PSJ fire depart-
Final Design Plans Are
SGiven on $29 Million
City Marina Project
Entering Final tages of Securing
Necessary Permits for 159 Boat Facility
Final design plans for the city's marina and waterfront park
were presented to the commission Tuesday, evening by Bill
Kennedy of Preble-Rish, Consulting Engineers. The board is enter-
ing into .the final stages of the permitting phase of the estimated
$2.9 million project.
The plans1 call for construction of 120 wet slips on the old Hess
Oil terminal property. One of the giant oil storage tanks on the
property will also be renovated to house 39 boats under dry stor-
The project is anticipated to be a real shot in the arm for the
local:economy, as well as one of the major keys to enacting the
"Visions Study" recently completed by the Chamber of Commerce.
Six hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars in grant funds
are in hand to help pay for the project and other grant funds are
being sought after. The board currently plans to pay for the
remainder of the cost through a bond issue. Funds to repay the
bonds will then be generated by leasing the marina's operations to
Plans also call"for a ship's store, rest rooms, parking, full ser-
vice fueling capabilities (gas and diesel), and other supporting
facilities that encompass a complete marina.
Five of the oil tanks will have to be removed to make room for
the marina. Bids for that portion of the project were opened at
2:00 p.m, Wednesday, October 16. Results were not known at
S press time.
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THE PORT AUTHORITY is showing signs of beginning to
awaken to activity orice again. They have been dormant for so
long-at least as far as the general public is concerned-and
now they are beginning to stir into life once again.
Of course, they have been active as an organization all along,
meeting regularly, taking care of business [what there is to take
care of] and remaining a viable organization. Some people in
town have grumbled ovqr'the fact that they have appeared dor-
mant for several years, and maybe rightly so. But the Authority
members rationalize their inactivity by applying the old cliche of
which comes first, the chicken or the egg? ,
Which comes first, building a multi-million dollar port facility
and have it sit idle with no business, or try to attract water traf-
fic when youi have no viable port facilities to handle the busi-
ness? Ever since Lykes Brothers Steamship Line stopped mak-
ing this a regular port of call for a lack of cargo, the port has
been largely dormant and wasting away.
NOW, WITH A REVITALIZING shot in the arm by a grant
from the state of Florida, the money is there to make a start to-
ward reviving the port, rekindling a hope for some' cargo source
or other to nourish it bacl to activity once more..
.. The state grant-is merely a token "down payment" toward the
creation of a functioning port, even though the grant amount is
for $3.5 million. Ports cost money; lots of money. They also cost
money to operate. A good deal of water traffic willhave to be gen-
eratedjust to pay expenses.
We remember seeing a map of Port St. Joe, in relation to the
South American markets back in the '40's. The Port of Port St.
Joe lay on the most direct route to those markets, until the Cu-
ban crisis came along.,
A PUBLIC HEARING, scheduled for Thursday, October 24, is
the first of several hoops the Port Authority must Jump through
in order to qualify for receiving this offered state grant and the
Port Authority isJumping at the opportunity [further evidence
the organization has remained alert to possibilities all these
years]. The state of Florida isn't just arbitrarily placing this mon-
ey in the bank and saying, "Here's your money. Use it like you
want to." The money comes with strings attached.
This isn't the first step toward making an active port a reali-
ty. It is the first step toward making an active port a possibility.
It will eventually result in providing the money to pay for the
land to operate from and new warehouse facilities.
It offers a glimmer of hope for Port St. Joe to once again be-
come a port of call for the sea-going interests as It once was.
Port St. Joe was first established back in 1835 to take advantage
Sof its natural harbor in St. Joseph Bay. It has been seeking that
destiny ever since.
Not A Choice
THE PEOPLE OF GULF County are putting feet under their
"druthers" in the matter of having first-class facilities from
which to operate the county schools. It is not a choice to the ma-
jority of the ~-'6il weflietrdr riot we *fsti o16 have tadeia.t i ahd "
sound buildings in which our children are to attend classes; it is
" a mandate. The sound buildings are a must! They have priority
o ver other things which we might find desirable.
SThis attitude has been expressed recently by the groundswell
of approval for a method to be adopted to finance a refurbished
Port St. Joe Elementary School. i
IT IS TO THE CREDIT of the School Board that they have
chosen to refurbish and renovate the existing school building
rather than raze the existing building with the thought in mind
SThe renovation comes with too many attractions, the least of
which is a lower cost to accomplish. The most important plus is
That we get so much more useable building through the renova-
Stion route. We get to maintain the gymnasium and auditorium.
SThe state department of education will not approve the construc-
tion of these two entities with new elementary schools any more.
SWE DON'T PARTICULARLY care to go the new building
^ route and challenge this directive by the state board, but we find
it a shame that they find it necessary to make such rulings. The
Gymnasium and auditorium give communities the size of Port St.
, Joe important places to assemble; a center of activity, if you'*
We know this has nothing to dobwith education of children,
but the students put these facilities to use every day, also. They
Should miss something in their school days without them.
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, OCT. 17,1996
SHunker Down with Kes byKesley olbert
I took a week offl It was the
first.complete, whole, entire week
I've taken in years. 'Course, I
didn't, plan on being gone that
long-things just got a little out of
control. Cathy and I are still de-
bating as to whether it was a va-
cation or not. .,. .
I told you recently that our
oldest son is off doing the college
battle in Nashville, Tennessee. He
won't "check in". He doesn't call-
he doesn't write. Our repeated
phone calls find him "at the gym",
"over to the library"or "out fora
quick bite at Sonic. With the
money we're. spending on this
venture we ought to at least have
the right to hear from the prodi-
gal, every now and then you
know, he called home every day
as -a freshman-something, we
feared, is rotten in Music City...
If You Need A Place
To Stay, Call Leon
S Drastic times call for drastic
We drew straws to see which
Sof us would make the long trek
up there to check on him. I lost
"Cathy, I don't have time for
this. I'll be gone three days, tops.
I'm going to drive up, beat him
severely about the head and
shoulders for worrying us so-
and get myself back to the'
"You Just call as soon as you
get there and let me know how
my child is doing." ,
Folks, it's a lonr, boring drive
to nashville. And I spent the en-
tire 500 miles figuring on just
h:ow I was going to, impress on
"Cathy's child" the importance of
"checking in" every now and then
Gosh, he looked. taller, fuller
through the chest and It had: nly
Been ra month- and a half-we
shook hands and shared an awk-
ward moment as we both wanted
that hug so much, but he's 21
now, we settled for a few pats on
the shoulder ..... I could see
some mature respect for me in
his eyes that I'd never noticed be-
I was glad I was here. The
drive all of a sudden wasn't so-
"Dad, we've got to hurry,
We've got baseball practice."
I was doubly glad I was here
After practice we ate at the
catfish place out by Opryland.
.Between bites I kept looking for
Alan Jackson or Faron Young to
come strolling in. What a great
meal! They brought the tea out in
mason jars-you talk about being
Sat home.... :
My older brother lives just
outside of Nashville. Josh headed
Sback,to study for a test-I eased
out to Leon's to pick up some
good story ideas for these articles.
Josh had two ball games the
next day. I picked him up early.
He got a couple if hits, pitched
the last ::inning-the park was
beautiful, the weather was great
We ate supper at the Gerst House
just across 'the river in East
Nashville. I had the pork shank
and baked beans. It was pretty
late when I got back to Leon's.
"Cathy called. She wanted to
know if everything was all right."
TI'l call her tomorrow."
Leon managed to get us on
this championship golf course on
Wednesday. I hit 'em long and
straight all day, caught the end of
baseball practice and enjoyed an
excellent steak at the Flying
",Dad, don't you think we
ought to call Mom?"
"We can: 'call' home later,
check out this newspaper ad--
they've got a guy down at the Ry-
(See KESLEY on Page 3)
School Improvement Proect Thrnin Into A Grass-Roots Undertaking
S THERE'S MORE private indi-
;viduals interested in our public
schools and their well-being than
- one would think. I know I was
Surprised at the numbers of peo-
- ple and just who they were when
This question of whether or not to
approve an extra half cent levy on
Sthe county sales tax for the pur-
pose of providing a suitable and
adequate facility for the children
of this vicinity to attend classes
; in, first came up.
They're coming out of the
:: wood works asking what they can
do to help promote the passage of
San extra sales tax, when approval
of almost any kind of tax attracts
almost universal objections. It's
become almost a community-
no, a county-wide project. Thiis
- committee made up of private cit-
izens is actually begging the rank
and file of Gulf County to please,
Please, increase our taxes some
More! It's as if they weren't high
: enough to suit them already.
S It's also the same group that
opposes a hike in the ad valorem
tax-. when. the various commis-
sioners try to state their case for
needing an increase in funds!
ITS A UNIQUE situation,
seeing influential citizens work-
ing FOR an increase in taxes.
'This would lead one to believe
these citizens are convinced this
half cent tax is needed-or rath-
er-the purpose for which it is to
be applied toward is needed.
When Superintendent of
Schools Walter Wilder first told
us. he was going to attempt to get
approval of an extra half cent tax
strictly for the purpose of reno-
vating the elementary school, I
thought; rightly I believe in the
tooth fairy, too! ;
I also thought of the fact that,
Wilder was! retiring this year and
the suggestion would be no skin
off his back, politically. If any-
body in the system could get
away with such a suggestion, it
had to be him.
And, I thought; Wilder is get-
ting into something serious when
his looming, situation would
cause him to not have any inter-
est, one way or another, which
way the situation was resolved. It
shouldn't matter to him, any
longer, whether the elementary
age children had an adequate fa-
cility to attend school ii. 'or not.,
It seems as If I have underes-
timated Wilder's dedication to the
school, the children, and the situ-
ation as it is now.
SHe :iust really care about the
children and not just about his.
paycheck from a "cushion-y" job.
He can't Just walk away from this
Situation; especially if the tax levy
:is approved by the people. He will
: still be involved in the' rebuilding
process, if only from a continuity
and advisory capacity. He must,
have known that when he made
his suggestion. It would have
been mighty tempting to have
just said, 'You have problems at
the Port St. Joe Elementary
School; big time problems! That'll
be a nice one for the new superin-
tendent to cut his teeth on. I'm
S.THE THING IS, there are
-dozens of private citizens who are
Svolunteering- their time and tal-
ents on -the same project.
You see, by Florida law the
school system is not allowed to'
actively pursue this alternative
tax source nor this refurbished
school building. They are forbid-
den to indulge in the necessary
expense, involved in the piomo-
tional activity. So, dozens of pri-
vate citizens are coming forth and
volunteering for the task, free of
charge. Just ask any of the recent
political, candidates what such a
This is to be a herculean
task; one that will not stop when
the tax levy is approved; not by a
long shot! Most of the volunteers
The fact that we have so
many volunteers stepping up to
do this job which must be done is
enough to convince me that it is
necessary. The school needs re-
building. The sales tax levy to pay
for the job is necessary.
THAT'S WHY IT IS such a
pleasure to live in a small town-
this small town. When you have
something which needs- doing,
you have all sorts of people step
up and volunteer for the job,- no
matter how difficult nor how pro-
longed that job may be.
You have people who, ii this
case, do not have children attend-
ing elementary school and proba-
bly never will have-them attend-'
Then, you have citizens, who,
like me, had several children ma-
triculate through the elementary
school .. and high school'...
who realize they can't live long
enough to repay the school sys-
tem for all that has been spent on
educating their children, if they
will admit it.
All of my children are prod-
ucts of the Port St. Joe public
schools. All have good jobs which
allow' them to provide a good liv-
ing for their families. Almost all
have produced grandchildren for
me and even more students for
Port St. Joe schools.
It's for this reason these vol-
unteers keep coming out of the
wood works to help.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, OCT. 17. 1996
Third Annual Gulf County
Health Fair This Saturday
The Third Annual Gulf County Health Fair
will be held this Saturday, October 19th at the
Centennial Building between 8:00 a.m. and
12:00 p.m. ET. The Centennial Building is
located at 200 Monument Avenue in Port St.
Local sponsors will be representing many
areas in the health care and preventative health
professions. Tests and services to be offered
throughout the morning will include:
physical therapy consultations;
visiornand glaucoma tests;
blood pressure checks;
height and weight consultations;
diabetic and cholesterol tests;
Letter -to the Editor:
Back in the early Spring of
this year I told all of the candi-
dates for the office of Sheriff that
I would not actively campaign for,
or against, any of them. They are
pulse oximetry tests:
hurricane preparedness information;
fecal blood tests;
emergency responder unit;
and many morell
Most of these services and consultations
will be offered to the public FREE of charge.
There will also be many "self help" and preven-
tative health exhibits with take home literature
and giveaways designed to educate people of all
ages on safer and healthy living. Refreshments
will also be served. So, plan to come out and
join in on an exciting day of learning and hope-
fully you'll get a new start' on a healthier and,
all friends of mine and I have
worked with all of them at one:
time or another over the years,
except Mr. Bob Williams.
I am going to have to break
that promise, and believe me, I do
Vote Yes for
"YES! hbr the /,Sales ix
On the November 5 Ballot you will have
the opportunity to approve the one-half
cent sales tax to be used for the renova-
tion of Port St. Joe Elementary School.
Vot "Yes!" HNember 5
not do so lightly.
The reason for this is the
Interview of Mr. Bob Williams .as
published In the News Herald last
Thursday, October 10th. :
As a retired Law Enforcement
Officer myself, I find his remarks
extremely offensive. He attempts
to further his political ambition by
trashing the reputation of dedi-
cated, hard working Officers.
It would appear that he has-.
spent too many years as part of
the federal bureaucracy, where
stabbing friends and co-workers
in the back is an acceptable form
of career advancement. However
Mr. Williams, that's not the way
we do things in Gulf County.
You have embarrassed your-
self, this community, and every-
one associated with, law enforce-
ment. I really feel sorry for you.'
and you should be ashamed of
/s ,"Mr. Bob" Rogers.
CO SgL (Ret) Florida DOC
Aux. Deputy Sheriff (Ret) Gulf Co..
Proud supporter of all Gulf
County Law Enforcement Officers
(From Page 2)
man who looks and sings like
Hank Williams. If we hurry we
can Just make It"
Thursday Josh had two more
ball games. We won one and lost
one. I umpired the first game and
coached third base in the second.
We tried the little Italian place
down on the waterfront for sup-
per. Then, we walked up Broad
and hung out at Ernest Tubb's
Leon was waiting up when I
came in. "Your wife called again.
I'm getting tired of telling her
your too busy lecturing Josh on
the virtues of 'checking in' to
come to the phone.'
"I'll call her tomorrow."
Right after I get back from
the Wild River Rampage ride and
the Wabash Cannonball and I've
got to go out to Twitty City, and
listen, there are eating places we
haven't tried yet ...... and the
Opry Is Saturday night ......
since I've been stuck up here this
Grinning and bearing it.
Rotary Asks Questions About
Proposed Tax.. Use.. Durati
STriob Fields Questions, Gives Answers Pertaining to
A group supporting adoption
of a half-cent sales tax for ex-
treme renovation of the Port St.
Joe Elementary School, conduct-
ed a question and answer session r
at last Thursday's meeting of the
Rotary Club. The questions, by
the members, brought forth an-
swers, clearing up some of the
ing the proposal.
Such questions as: Why do 1
we need a half-cent sales tax...
Will the special issue go strictly I
for construction purposes? .
Will the tax be dropped when the I
project is paid off, even if it is
prior to the 20-year life of the I
bonds the tax is being used to fi-
nance? .. .and, Why do we need
to borrow money to renovate the 0
All of these questions, and I
:more, were fielded and answered 1
to the satisfaction of the Rotari- t
Fans by a panel consisting of
Cindy Belin, Temple Watson and i
The sales tax levy is being ,
Promoted by a group of' private f,.
citizens, but they enlisted the trio t
of school personnel to answer any t
questions which might be posed., t
State law forbids the use of
*school finances to promote the
measure. Any expense involved in
the promotion of the half-cent
sales tax is being raised and paid
"for by the citizens committee
made up of volunteers.
The answers given to Rotari-
ans by the trio sent to field ques-
tions pertaining to the proposed -
need of renovation for the 46 year
old school building consisted of
"Port St. Joe Elementary
School is in need of major facility
renovation and remodeling." the
committee assured Rotarians. A
video of scenes taken in. and
around the school plant empha-
sized this fact.
The committee went on to
say, "The sales tax will be used to
fund a construction bond provid-
ing a large sum of money to begin
renovation and remodeling. It is
the only method for making a
bx Proposed by Gulf Courity Schools
long term financial commitment said.
without an ad valorem tax. The The entire trio assured
sales tax touches a broader spec- Rotarians the tax money v
trum of residents and non- be used solely for renovate
residents in Gulf County." the elementary school and th
Only state funds earmarked levy Would be abolished onc
for construction purposes can be project is paid for, whether
used for new buildings and reno- five years, ten years, or 20 ye
nation. "But, this source of funds,
which comes from the State De-
artment of Education is drying BandBooster
up," Watson said. "In 1990, we
received $660,000. This fund has Fish Fry Is 01
gotten progressively smaller, until
for the year 1996 It was reduced The' Wewahitchka I
to only $130,0001 This money is School Band Booster Fish
currently being budgeted for fundraiser has been reached
maintenance and repair of our and is on for Saturday, Oct
current buildings." 26th, starting at noon in
Watson went on to say that. Afice -Park A $5:00donation
other funds, which have become you a plate with fried mi
available to the school have been baked beans, cole slaw, hush
pressed into taking up the slack pies, and ice cold tea.
by other state money reductions
to the county. Plus, the "Gator Sound B
"State funds to the school will perform a pop concert, n
have been dramatically reduced." brs of the band will play coi
Watson said.'We have had to use solos, and WHS's own .'Spa
our presently available local vory" will be on hand prfon
unds for operatonal purposes to 'ie rock music.
he point we must have this addi- There will also be a dun
ional source of local funds tododo booth, plenty to drink and
his very necessary project," he for sale.
oHypnosis fo Cange
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.
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Through Dec 31, 1996
No Service, Connection Charge
Cancel Call Waiting
Speed Dial (8 numbers)
Speed Dial (30 Numbers)
S9t. yf Telecommunications
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Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club To Host
. First Born Church Dinners Sold Today
The Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club will be hosting the
Florida Federation of Garden
Clubs, District II Horticulture
Workshop at the Gulf Beaches
Community Center ,on Wednes-
day, October 23, beginning with
registration at 10 a.m., E.T.
Pallas Gandy from the Na-
tional Estuarine Reserve Center
in Apalachicola will present a pro-
gram about "Nocturnal Animals of
the Apalachicola River Basin" at
10:45 a.m. At 1 p.m., ET, Keith
Mickler from the Bay County
Extension Office will present a
program about "Beneficial !n-
All interested persons are
welcome. District II FFGC has 880
members in 18 clubs and 18 cir-
cles. Approximately 100 guests
are expected to attend.
-Past Club Events
Beaches Garden Club mem-
bers enjoyed an ice cream social
on September. 7. A program on
355 REDFISH ST.,; H.-.
Going Out of
"3 year old prices"
Thurs., Fri. & Sat.,
Various size shelves,
toilet paper/paper towel
SUPPLIES: Shaker pegs,
buttons, spindles, black
knobs/hinges, blocks, etc.
the "Culture of the Small Town
and Farms of Rural Japan" was
shared by Eunice Kuyper on
September 10 and Roy Carter,
Gulf County Extension Agent,
delivered a program on "Trees"
that grow well in this area of
On September 25, an educa-
tional boat trip up the Apalach-
icola River to Fort Gadsden State
Park was enjoyed courtesy of the
National Estuarine Reserve
Center in Apalachicola.
Most recently, on October 16,
members attended a District II
Fall Business Meeting, hosted by
the Graceville Garden Club.
At their next regular meeting
on November 12 at 10 a.m., ET,
Ruth Nance, well-known local
flower show judge, will present a
Program on "Basic Flower
Arranging". All interested people
are invited tp all of the:club's
Members of the Thompson
Temple First Born Church on
Avenue E in Port St. Joe are sell-
ing dinners Thursday, October
17th (today) for only $4.50.
The menu for each dinner
includes: chicken (baked or fried;
white or dark), dressing & gravy
or rice & gravy, collard greens or
Jason Amison-Michelle Cannon
Albert and Barbara Cannon
of Port St. Joe would like to
announce the engagement of their
daughter, Michelle Cannon, to
Jason Amison, son .of Tim and
Ava Anison ofApalachicola.
The Wewahitchka Woman's
Club held its second meeting of
the year -at the Gulf ICoast
Cooperative lounge on Wednes-
day, October .9th with President
Ruth Hall at the helm. Twenty-
five members were present, along.
With four prospective members-
Pat Williams, Lynn Wynn,
Charlotte Brown, And Louise
La d. ''
SMary Pridgeon. education
chairman, introduced the pro-
gram which showcased the North
Florida Head Start program head-
quartered in Wewahitchka. Shar-
on Gaskin, director, gave an
overview of the program which
serves 120 mostly low income
children in Gulf, Liberty,
Calhoun, Madison, and Wakulla
!SAWMILL S MOKEHOUSE
Located in the Historic St. Joe Motel'
... : FEATURING REAL PIT BAR--QI ,
S:,..' Eat in our newly remodeled dJining room!
Open Tues. Fri. 11 8; Sat. 12 8; Sun. 11:38-3
Weekday Lunch Special:
Any Sandwich with 1 side dish & drink $4.50!
Chopped Beef or Pork Sandwich Only $2.99!
Regular Chicken Plate
Coleslaw or Tossed
Coffee, Tea, or Soda
S:Her associates. Health
Services Coordinator Jimmy Lynn
Johnson, Parent Involvement
Coordinator Carol Groom, and
Special Needs Coordinator Jan
Thornburg described their roles
through a slldetape presentation
and a video. In closing, club mem-
bers were urged to do volunteer
work for Headstart.
As part of the club's cultural
enrichment thrust. Hazel Quick
presented Robin Stroud, elemen-
tary music teacher, who enter-
tained the group with two solos.
Mrs. Stroud is the wife of the new
minister at First Baptist Church.
Betty Holloway informed
members on the proposed half
cent sales tax to finance the reno-
vation of Port St. Joe Elementary
School. Following a question and
answer period, the group passed
a resolution supporting the pas-
sage of this tax.
After the business meeting,
refreshments were served by
Betty Holloway. Martha Lanler,,
and Pat Stripling.
Homemade Crab Cakes
S Strawberry Supreme
r Coffee, Tea, or Soda
iarry-our.' Catcnrno Parties Holiday Hams & &urksys
HOURS: Tues. Sat., 10:00 6:00
Furniture & Accessories
I m: l P ,&
Wallpaper & Fbric
always 3% ff
SWood, Mini & Vertical Blinds
I r interiors Etcetera
Furniture and Accessories
505 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe Phone 229-6054
Raney Suzanne Besore
Look Who's 3!
Raney Suzanne Besore cele-;'
brated her third birthday'
Saturday. October 12, with a bal-,
loon party at the Stac House..;
Helping Raney celebrate were her.
big brothers, Stephen and
Rodney. Also Joining them for this
special occasion were Erin White,
Ashley, Katie and Drew LaCour,
Samantha Taylor, Shane Knox,
Augusta Dykes, Cheyne and
Jordan Todd, and Natalie Burge.
Raney' s the daughter of
Craig and Suzanne Besore. Her
grandparents are Bill and Carol
Besore of Port St. Joe and Wallace
and Dorothy Hill of Apalachicola.
Raney turned three Monday.
The wedding is to be he
Oak Grove Assembly. ofI
located at 613 Madison Stre
Oak Grove, on Satui
November 23rd at 4:00 p.m.
A reception will follow a
Treasure Bay Lodge on CR-:
Simmons Bayou. All friends
family are invited to attend ar
with them to share this h
Robert "Evan" Branch
Look Who's 4!
Robert "Evan" Branch, son of
Robert and Cindy Branch turned
four years old on August 15. Evan
celebrated his birthday on August
24 with a Toy Story party at the
Frank Pate Park.
Evan is the grandson of
Hlldridge and Christine Dunlap
and Billy and Nadine Branch. all
of Port St. Joe.
Local VFW and
V.F.W. Post #10069 and
Ladies Auxiliary held their first
meeting of the new year on
Thursday, October 10th. The
focus of the meeting was the plan-
ning for the upcoming Veteran's
Day Celebration to be held on
November 9th at the post home,
located at 1774 Trout Street in
They discussed their inten-
tions to provide games, contests,
face painting, door prizes and free
food for those who attend to enjoy
a great family day.
Everyone is encouraged to
mark your calendar now' and
make plans to join them for this
We Make. Memories Last A Lifetime!
GAME HEADS BIRDS FISH
SMALL ANIMALS REPlLES TANNING
47 Gibson Road, Apalachicola,. lL 32320
green beans, potato salad or can-
died yams, cornbread or roll,
cake, and tea.
Dinners may be picked up or
delivered. To place an order con-
tact Corine Daniels at 229-6935
or call the church before 10:30
a.m. today at 229-6997. No
orders after that time please.
Giant Yard Sale/Bake Sale
R" Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
15th Street Mexico Beach, Florida
@ Saturday, October 19, 1996
;. 8 a.m'8 "till 12 Noon CST -
.. .,p,010 f0
lId at. '
rday. .. ..t 4 e St
t the ee (S 9- i.
,and V* The new owner is -
d be :Caroline Schuler
', The new name will be
SGolden Jewelers 11
k 302B Reid Ave.
.Port St.Joe, FL 229-6312
Starting Oct 1, 1996
SNO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY..
: covered by Medicare ;
OWEN D. KSANEN, M.D.
201 8th Street Port St. Joe
A, Healthy Dose of
We're your neighborhood all-purpose
pharmacy. And you won't find anything we se(l
at a lower price elsewhere.. We guarantee it.
HEALTH & BEAUTY AIDS
FRIENDLY, COURTEOUS SERVICE
If you're 5sck of high prices and lousy service,
we've got what It takes to make you feel better
about pharmacies. See us today.
Two Pharmacists and Two Pharmacy
Technicians to serve you promptly.
Saveway Center Phone 227-1224
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOB. FL THUTRSDAY, OCT. 17, 1996
'IME b-F@I'AM, FUH-1-0'! 1bUE T LIM5DAY, A C" 17,'719F D flfA ,,.
Weight Control Program Is
Offered By Guidance Clinic
Cheerleaders Give Away Grill
The Port St. Joe High School varsity cheerleaders are currently accepting $1.00 donations to
benefit their program. Members of the squad proudly posed with the grill in the photo above. The'
V.I.C.A. Club, represented by some of the members shown, constructed the grill and donated it for
their fundraiser. The V.I.C.A. Club and welding classes at the school are'instructed by Tommy Knox,
also in the picture (with hat).,
Edwin R. Ailes, Executive
Director of the Gulf County
Guidance Clinic, Inc., has
announced that the Clinic is
. accepting participants in their
next "Weight Control Program."
Groups are currently being
scheduled. Potential participants
are encouraged to contact the
cliic and register immediately so,
4 th, scheduling can begin.
pAccording to Mr. Ailes, the
pd'.ose of the clinic's "Weight
Control Program" is to provide
individuals with psychological
and behavioral techniques for
weight loss and weight loss man-
agement. Hypnosis and tech-
niques of behavior modification
combined with basic nutritional
Information are provided to assist
individuals with managing their
,weight on a permanent basis.
According to Ailes, the program at
the clinic Is designed to help indi-
viduals In "developing the skills of
effective weight loss and lifetime
Mr. Alles stated that partici-
our Liver and Hepatitis B
Newu Immunization Requirements For School Age Children:
New School Immunization
Effective with the 1997-1998
school year all children entering
,the seventh grade will be required
to have completed: 1) Hepatitis B
vaccine series; 2) Tetanus-
Diphtheria, booster; and 3) a sec-
ond dose of measles vaccine.
The Human Liver
The liver Is the largest gland
in the body, weighing about three
pounds, and is a dark reddish-
'brown color. It is located in the
right side of the body protected
by the rib cage.
SThere are over 500 functions
of the liver Some of the more
important functions are: produc-
ing bile, a fluid Important in
digesting fats; storing glucose and
converting it to energy as needed;
removing worn out red blood
cells; getting rid of toxic (poiso-
nous) waste materials; creating
blood clotting factors; and creat-
ing Immune factors.
It's no wonder, then, -thit the
,word "live"-' s -inside'-the' word
"liler": without a healthy liver, a
person will eventually die. Mahy
things can harm the liver includ-
ing alcohol, chemicals, and virus-
Hepatitis B Virus
Hepatitis B is one of thei'
viruses that attacks the liver. It
can cause permanent liver dam-
age and scarfing and, in some
cases even death. It is the number
one cause of liver cancer in the
The symptoms include tired-
ness, poor appetite, yellow skin
and eyes (jaundice), nausea, vom-
iting, and abdominal pain. These
Symptoms may last for months.
Every. year about 300,000
persons, mostly young adults,
catch hepatitis B for the first time.
About 5000 people die each year
from the results of hepatitis B
Some people who are infected
with hepatitis B become "carri-
ers". Carriers are at higher risk of
having liver failure later in life. In
the United States there are over
on, million people who are carri-
ers of hepatitis B. I
Seriousness Of Infection
Anyone can get hepatitis B. In
fact, one out of every 20 people in
the United States has been infect-
"ed with hepattis--B. For young
t. idults,'- bout '10 of-"every 100
infected people become hepatitis
B carriers. Two to three of these
10 carriers will die from cirrhosis
(liver scarring) or liver cancer.
Babies who catch hepatitis B
from their mothers at birth are
more seriously affected by this
virus; about 90% of babies who
become infected at birth become
carriers. One in four of these car-
riers will eventually die from cir-
rhosis or liver cancer.
Transmission (or Spreading)
Of The Disease,
Despite careful interviewing
and research, about one quarter
of transmission is UNKNOWN.
The known ways of spreading the
virus are: at birth, from an infect-
ed mother to her baby; living in
the same household for a long
time with someone who has the
hepatitis B virus; sex Involving
the sharing of body fluids such as
semen, blood, or vaginal secre-
tions (note: spread occurs among
Support '97 Project
Project Graduation 1997 is in,
the midst of a big, exciting
fundraising drive. Rather than
sponsor multiple donation collec-
tion events, this year's organiza-
tion hopes to hold its hand out to
the corrmlnunity once! So they're
offering one great giveaway-with
three chances to win!
For a well-spent $5.00 dona-
tion, contributors will have the
chance to win either a 46" RCA
color projection television, a
Remington 870 Express 12 gauge
shotgun, or $100 cash. The give-
away date, November 8th, is fast
approaching so If you don't have
your chance yet, contact a senior
or their parent TODAY!
Or, If you or your business
would like to make a much appre-
elated contribution to help Port
St. Joe's Class of 1997 celebrate
their graduation within safe
boundaries, please call Carol
Dixon, Project Grad president, or
Rex Buzzett, fundraising chair-
he family of Thelma Rhames
sincerely wishes, td thank every-
one for their prayers, the beauti-
ful flowers, cards, visits, phone
calls, and the food during the ill-
ness and loss of our dear mother,
grandmother and sister. May God
The Rhames Children,
Grandchildren: Irene Mayo.
Alford Pitts, J. B. Pitts. John Pitts
T'Turfeys & 9-4Cams!
>thing will please your friends & family like a genuine smoked turkey or ham from the,
ORDER NOW! LIMITED SUPPLY! ORDERS MUST BE PLRCED BY N01. 12TH.
10/12# Turkey or Butt Ham
Real Mashed Potatoes
Bone-in Butt Portion:
Whole Boneless Pitt Ham
heterosexuals as well as homo-
sexuals); or injecting drugs with
contaminated (dirty) needles.
Like most viral illnesses there
is no cure for hepatitis B. How-
ever, hepatitis B can be prevented
by getting the hepatitis B vaccine.
The vaccine is given by injection
on three separate dates.' The
doses are given at least one to,two
months apart. After three doses,
the vaccine Is 85-95% effective in'
preventing hepatitis B infection.
Teens And Prevention
Because of the serious liver
disease, cancer, and death result-
ing from hepatitis B infection,
teenagers should be vaccinated, to
protect themselves before 'they
enter young adulthood when they
are most likely to catch hepatitis
Want To Know More?
For more information about
your liver and the disease, hepati-
Us B, contact your personal
physician or the Gulf-County
Public Health Department in Port
St. Joe at 227-1276 or In
Wewahitchka at 639-2644.
pants in past .weight control
groups at the clinic have reported
satisfaction and significant weight
loss. Persons who have participat-
ed previously have worked on
weight loss ranging from 1.0
pounds to well over 100 pounds.
Anyone Interested in the Gulf
County Guidance Clinic Weight
I Pizza w/The Works
I 1 Pizza w12 Toppings
I 2 Lg.
Not valid with other coupons
418 Monument Ave.
S -- 229-9222
SControl Program should contact
Mr. Ailes at 227-1145. Individuals
will be -interviewed Individually
and then seen on a weekly basis
in small groups at the clinic's
Wellness Center. Enrollment is
limited, so .potential participants
should-call the clinic and register
This is a special thank you to my hmny customers and
friends, and associates for giving me 43 years of love and
devotion. I believe this to be one of the hardest things I have
done in i, live: even though it is long past due for me and
my little "Lady" Bug... .
As I get ready to retire I begin to look at years past and think-
ing of each of you and also the reason I have been here so long.
I have enjoyed these years because you as friends and, cus-
tomers have been my success. There was never a time that I
; doubted you or felt like I was not in-the right place.
I tried todclose a few times because I knew it was time to
retire. But my reason for staying has been that I wanted my
Successor to be a person who would be. good for St. Joe and
other surrounding areas. Then recently this person came in
my store and needed a business here in Port St.Joe. I believe
this, person is right for you people and she will always be
mindful of you and good for you.
I pray that you will continue to keep supporting this store as
you have past. I will be on;hand for her to help her anyway I
can for a few months. Cannot begin to tell you just how
much you mean to us:. appreciate everything that you have
done for this store. I will never forget my experience as a jew-
eler and friend of yours for all these years. Truly God has been
so good to us for allowing us to be here.
Please remember that carry good thoughts with me to my
Also pray that God will allow St. Joe to prosper for the good
Lady also thanks you ad sndssher love.
'; Sincerely,- a
.' 1- Hulean S. Golden
418 Monument Ave.
-Port St. Joe
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I 1-Topplng Pizza I
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I 418 Monument Ave.
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I 1 wll Item I
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I1 Large $899
SSpecialty Pizza I
IWori, Howl# MSu4
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418 Monument Ave. 229-9222
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LUNCH SPECAIAll am- 3pmJ
I 1 Smalll-Topplng $a45 I
SPizza & Small Coke I
PastaforOine $ 95
SAny Half Sub, $345 I
1 Howle Bread & Coke 9 I
ITHEBIGSLICE $h9 $
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418 Monument Ave. 229-9222 /
9. Patri6cs Restaurant
412 Reid Avenue Phone 227-7400
11:00 A.M. to 3:00 PM., Monday thru Friday
Scaq41 u6ee 4,,95
exefjoa Sead Bcufet i: ,. 5. 95
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8:00 A.M. to 2:00 PM. & 6:00 PM. to 9:00 PM.
,., .CLOSED SUNDAY.
COME & MEET NEW OWNER, MARSHA
Served w/Celery, Bleu Cheese & Spicy Howie Sticks
I i ~I
THE STAR- PORT --%T-.T m~r-'F TMTrlrn r nrT 17, Qrn.
FAGE 6A THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. OCT. 17. 1996
Gulf County Sheriff's Report
Missing Person, Cemetery and Park Damage; Reward Offered
Search For Missing Person
According to a press release
from the Gulf County Sheriffs
Office, members of the Gulf
County Search and Rescue Unit,
T. H. Stone State Park personnel,
and Gulf County Sheriffs Depart-
ment officers spent several hours
Saturday night, October 12th
searching St. Joseph Bay for
Stephen James Ritchey.
Ritchey, ,Ater an altercation
with crew members aboard the
shrimp boat "Florence E.",
Jumped off the boat apparently to
swim to shore-.approximately
one and one-half miles away.
He was found on the bayside
Beach of the park, cold and tired,
but otherwise in good health.
Damage At Jehu Cemetery
Early Wednesday morning,
October 9th several monuments
and tombs at Jehu Cemetery were
damaged when a vehicle drove
over the grave sites.
It was determined through an
investigation by the the Gulf
County Sheriffs Office that the
vehicle which did the damage left
green paint residue on some of
the monuments It had hit Deputy
Richard Burkett remembered
stopping a vehicle of similar color
around the time frame of the inci-
Further investigation resulted
in the arrest of Russell Miles, of
Wewahitchka, who was charged
with disfigurement of tombs or
monuments. Miles is currently
being held in the Gulf County Jail
A local man has been arrest- found in Young's vehicle,
ed by Investigators of the Florida and business cards, Indicate
Marine Patrol for felony littering he is in the commercial
after being caught in the act of maintenance trade. The di
dumping a trailer load of ,yard was seized and measured b3
debris. investigators, who then prol
Disposed the limbs at the lai
Walter C. Young, of for $2.75.
Southport, was observed dump- Investigations into two s
ing a trailer load of yard debris by rate incidents have result
undercover investigators. Items arrests warants being issuei
New Coast Guard
Auxiliary at Beach
The U. S. Coast Guard detachment at Mexico Be;
Auxiliary has formed 'a new named "Flotilla 16, Mexico B
Detachment". This detachn
Pl .. r will endeavor to meet the boa
TiOImpSOnR IS M safety needs of Mexico Beach
Chi Executive the Port St. Joe area.
SChief xe t e The auxilary will be cond
Seminar Graduate ing safety patrols on a reg
basis to cover Mexico Beach,
The Florida Criminal Justice shore, ando St. Joe Bay. TI
Executive Institute announces patrols are.conductd for the 1
the graduation of Major J. Kent pose of providing assistance
Thompson, Florida Marine Patrol individuals and vessels in
from the 16th Class of the Chief tress, and if necessary, sea
Executive Seminar on October 17 and rescue operations.
at the Wakulla Springs Lodge and The Coast Guard Auxil
Conference Center In Wakulla consists of four basic corners
Springs. Sixteen executives repre- programs: 1) public education
sending criminal Justice agencies promote safe boating by provi,
around the state make up the lat- boating safety courses: 2) sur
est graduating class. and air operations, involved
safety patrols and search and
The goal of the Chief cue: 3) courtesy marine'exam
Executive Seminar Is to prepare tions, providing free sa
Florida's Criminal Justice leader- inspections for recreational bo
ship for the challenging and and: 4) fellowship.
changing demands of the future. The new detachment is
Class participants study the need of people. Those who
trends and events which will chal- interested in the above program
als and our state as we approach knowledge, and skills, intere
the next millennium and examine in promoting boating safety,
the leadership skills necessary to willing to provide a public set
facilitate and lead the changes with a long history, should,
which lie ahead. tact C. H. Tillls at 648-8251
Major Thompson is a resident information concerning the
of Port St Joe where he resides sions of the Coast Gt
with his wife and two daughters. Auxiliary and membership.
4m Jd. AU Pit,
'O aRD CERTIFIEDt OPTOMETRIST
Office Located in Callaway
Walmart Vision Center
Dr. Pendergrast would like to welcome'
new patients from Gulf and Bay county areas.
OFFICE HOURS ARE 9 A.M. 6 P.M.
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
AFTER HOUR APPOINTMENTS MAY BE SCHEDULED.
APPOINTMENTS ENCOURAGED, HOWEVER,
WALK-INS ARE WELCOME.
COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAMS
CONTACT LENS FITTING
WALMART VISION CENTER
725 N. Tyndall Parkway
ForAppointments, Call 785-3088
Reward Being Offered To
Help Catch Park Vandals
Captain Joe Nugent told The
Star Tuesday that acts of vandal-
ism are still occurring at Salinas
Park on Cape San Bias. He said
the most recent incident included"
spray painting graffiti on and
around the restroom area of the
The Gulf County Commission
is offering a reward to anyone'
with information leading I I the6
arrest and conviction of hose
responsible for vandalism r the
park. Nugent asked for anyone
with leads on the person or per-
sons committing the acts to con-
tact the Gulf County Sheriffs
Office at 227-1115. All names of
those offering assistance will be
held in confidence.
tools the first Incident, Michael E.,,
that Akridge, of Sylvester, Georgia,
yard was found to have illegally dis-
ebris posed of four truck loads of roof-
r the ing shingles. The roofing materi-
perly als were dumped in thewoods
idflul just off Highway 98, west of
;epa- At the time, Akridge was;
d in working for a roofing contractor
d. In working in Port St. Joe. Akridge
was staying nights in Panama
City and the debris would be
dumped on the' trips between the
two towns, even thoughthe route
passed within a mile of a legal
The second warrant is for a
local man who does yard work as
ach, a side job. The subject was found
each storing yard debris on land next
nent to .his property. The property
ting owner was contacted and had nod
and' knowledge of this use. Besides
storing the debris, the subject
uct- would illegally burn accumulated
,ular materials without being properly
u.- Littering is classified as a
e to third degree felony if the debris is
dis- a hazardous waste, is more than
rch 100 cubic feet in volume, is more
than 500 pounds in weight, or is
dumped for commercial purposes.
lary The maximum sentence for felony
tone littering Is five years in jail and/or
1- to ,a fine of $5,000.
inge The Florida Marine Patrol is
din continuing with several investiga-
res- tins concerning environmental .
ina- issues. The patrol encourages all
Ifety parsons to properly dispose of
t their trash. ,
Cub Scouts Are
Fifth and sixth grade Webelo
Cub Scouts received popcorn
sales forms at the weekly den
meeting this week. All Cub Scouts
In Port St. Joe will be participating
in this annual money making pro-
ject, and is the major fund raiser
that the scouts participate in.
They will be selling through
Shown above are Matthew
Williams, Dean Leader Suzanne
Besore, B. J. Pierce, Stephen
Besore, Collins Abrams,. B. J.
strickland, Nick Reynolds,
Andrew Kunz, Ricky Kunz, Kale
Guillot, David Hopper, Aaron
Watson and Tommy Watson, Den
Leader. Not pictured are Michael
Gay and Austin Horton.
Anyone wishing to purchase
popcorn can contact any scout.
Education Week Set
thie Governor and Cabinet of
the State of Florida recently
signed a resolution declaring
October 20 to 26 to be observed
as "Exceptional Student Educa-
Uon Week" throughout the state.
Throughout Its long history,
American education has opened
the doors of opportunity for peo-
ple of all backgrounds and ages,
and the educational program for
exceptional students, which
includes those that are both dis-
abled and gifted, is a significant
example of the principle that
every individual be given the
opportunity to contribute his or
her utmost to the good of the
By signing this resolution,
they urged all citizens of the state
to join in the recognition and,
extend their appreciation for the
dedicated efforts of all teachers
and related personnel who t;rig
excellence in exceptional student
education in Florida.
SPECIAL NOTICE TO MEMBERS OF
TYNDALL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
As part of the annualaudit, the Supervisory Committee
of Tyndall Federal Credit Union is conducting routine
account verifications as of September 30,1996: If you
have not received your quarterly Statement of Account,
P.O. BOX 268
LYNN HAVEN, FL 32444-9989
~- UAi Member Eligibility Ia m
BEST FOOT FORWARD
By: Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist
SThe term "runner's knee" covers
one of the most common types of
painful conditions experienced by
runners. It is not a single disorder,
but a broad label for knee pain that
can be triggered by a variety of caus-
es, from excessive weight or defects of
the kneecap, cartilage or ligaments to
inadequate shoes or training deficien-
However, the most common cul-
prit is excessive proration, the ten-
dency of the foot to roll inward on
:striking the ground. An examination
by the podlatrist-can determineeff-this
is the cause of the knee pain. If so,
the excessive pronation sometimes
can be corrected
by switching to
shoes. In some
cases the solution
may lie in cus-
tomlzing an ortho-
tic device that is inserted into the
shoe to control the way the foot func-
Don't county on runner's knee
fading away by Itself. Get professional
evaluation and advice., -,
Presented in the interest
of better foot care by:
:; eit Union Da
STynd all Fedeal edi Union
is honoring our members with a
great low rate on allof our
new and used auto loans
Stop by any of our convenient branches or call Mail and Phone
Services at 769-9999 between October 15th and 29th and get
a pre-approved auto loan draft for a low 6.75%* annual
percentage rate. Then take advantage of the dealer's
1996 model closeouts!
*Rate not available for refinancing.
TYNDALL FEDERAL zLz CREDIT UNION
Member Elgibility Required 769-9999 Member NCUA
SIMMONS BAYOU. Beautiful bay view to
construct your dream home. Lots of
foliage and mature trees. $800 per front
TREASURE BAY, large lot with bay view
and access road. Approx. .6 acres. Very
attractive area in which to build!
PORT ST. JOE
TrM to I P Dt, FU T CT51% JUE L THRDY CF 1. 1 1. I '7 QQAP
Webelos Study Gulf
Co. Appraiser's Job
-1 .. I ,t 1%- Nl~ff.' 1
Kesley Colbert, Gulf County
Property Appraiser, spoke to the
fifth and sixth grade Webelo Cub
Scout den recently.
i Mr. Colbert, shiowi in the
photo above, explained ,to the
boys what his job entailed and
* what purpose it serves': in our
community. He followed the pre-
sentation with a question and
answer time wimt e bous.
A requirement for earning a
citizenship badge is to talk with
an elected official and this allowed
the entire den to meet this
The den members and leaders
would like to extend their thanks
to Mr. Colbert for taking the time
to share with them.
Offered At Clinic
The .Gulf County Guidance
Clinic, Inc. is pleased to an-
nounce that Gloria Dumas, a
licensed and nationally certified
school psychologist, is available
at the clinic to provide school psy-
Evaluation services are now
Available for parents interested in
seeing their child tested for local
giftedprograms or evaluated for
areas of academic concern.
Evaluations provided may include
First Honor Roll
I Falfi Christian Shhobit in Port
i ,StJ (Leiatsii %lutfyttnete~tit dfilts '
first six week, gratllgW.-period.
Below are the students who
earned placement onr the honor
rolls..,., ... .. : ; .. .
The following students
achieved "ALL A's":
SFirst grade: Ashton Norris.
Second grade: Brittany Davis,
Jennifer Johnson, Nicholas
Johnson. Tonya McDuffle, Jason
Price, and James White.
Thirdgrade: Kelly Geoghagan,
Michael Griffin, Zachary Norris,
Ashlyn Parker, and Michelle
Fifth grade: Rachel BlxJer.
Seventh grade: Renee Vlnson. :
Eighth grade: Rebekah Peter-
son and Jessica Tarpley.
JThe following students
achieved "ALL A's and B's":
First grade: Hilary Cobb,
Laura Phillps, Elijah -Quaranta,
and Summer Stitt.
Second grade: Warren Floyd,
By on Peters, and Kristin Teat.
Third grade: Jessica Jones.
Fourth grade: Audrey Cobb,
Jamie Davis, Heather Henderson,
Jeffrey Pitts, Laura Seay, and
Fifth grade: Ashley Smith and
Sixth grade: Katie Geoghagan,
Chester LeGrone, and Brandon
:Ninth grade: Matt Fleisch-
mann, Melissa Thumm, and
Tenth grade: Crystal Allyn.
SEleventh grade: Lee Goff.
IQ testing, achievement testing,
assessment for learning disabili-
ties, ADHD evaluations and psy-
chological evaluations for possible
Ms. Dumas is a fully creden-
tialed school psychologist who'
has been employed by the clinic
for the past threeyears. She pro-
vides school psychological ser-
vices to the Franklin County
School District.and is also avail-
able for private referrals. Ms.
Dumas has Masters and
Specialist :degrees, ,in School
Psychology with extensive school
psychological evaluation- and con-
Parents interested In seeing
their child evaluated may contact
the.-llnic-at ,.227-1145. Appoint-
ments can be scheduled quickly
and will be made available during
evening and weekend hours. Fees,
are competitive and evaluations
are expertly completed with all
Thank you for all the prayers
and calls to our dad, Wayne
White. He is in Birmingham,
Alabama undergoing chemo treat-
ments, and will be there for about
three weeks. The prognosis looks
good and hopefully will be home
Anyone wishing to send
cards-his address Is: U.A.B.
Hospital, 619 19th Street South,
W. 906 Attn: Louie Wayne White,
Wallace Wing. Birmingham, AL
Continue praying and may'
God bless you all.
Geraldine, Mike, Guy, Gary and
families, and Stephen White
Used concrete steps for trailer.. Call
,647-5106. tfc 10/17
Wanted: Small lawn tractor, in run-
ning condition. Mowing deck not nec-
essary. Call 227-3511. tfc 10/10
Say You Saw It In
RED TAG ITEMS ARE
In this region, we are in the process of taking inventory of
our stores. We have an excess of 10 million dollars worth
of merchandise that must be moved out immediately.
Sale Friday, October 18th &
Saturday, Otober 19th
209-211 REID AVENUE PORT ST. JOE
/:,. ; Phone (904) 227-1798
,HOURS: Monday Saturday, 9:00 to 6:00 P.M.
$10 FUIVIN ITEMS
FRE DEIVR SLEEPERS
^^^^*W^^ITH CREDIT-- APPROVAL CARPET^-^-1-
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 arid hunting. Each lot $6,500.
HIGH SAND DUNES on first tier lot in Treasure Shores
Subdivision. Dedicated access to beach. Gulf view, 1/4 acre
corner lot. New price: 536,500.
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.
THE STAR. PORT ST-.TnF V T147rR';AY. OCT 17. 1996i
'.' R TAIR Pn RT qT al' .TInU 3 TR.AV-fOrCT. 17 -19O9
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be conducting out-
reach oh Satuiday, October 19th
at the Centennial Building during
the Gulf County Health Fair. They
will be talking to people 60 and
over about the services they have
Wewa's Project '
Grad '97 Meeting
Parents of seniors, the class
of 1997, from .Wewahitchka ar
encouraged to 'attend a Piroject
Graduation meeting, on Friday,
October 18 at 6:00 p.m. (before
the game), at the WHS Commons
Everyone please join together
and lend a hand.
The Ladies Auxiliary of V.F.W.
Post #10069 is hosting a chill
supper this 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. Call
229-6826 for more information.
El Governor Motel
Mike Treadaway's Karaoke
Wed., Fri. and Saturday
7:30 to 11:30 p.m.
III I el
Dads For Doughnuts Day
The above photo was taken as the Kids Instructional Day Service (K.I.D.S.) held its annual "Dads
For Doughnuts Day", Tuesday, October 15 from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Any dad, grandad, uncle, or father
figure was invited to share breakfast with their preschooler. K.I.D.S. promotes families and the pres-
ence of a male model in each child's life. Thanks, Dads-you're the greatest!
Hawk Migration Underway Here
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area during late September and
Dr. Jeff Gore, nongame
wildlife biologist with the Florida
Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission said, "Hawks migrate
south each fall from throughout
the United States and Canada
along mountain ridges and val-
leys, and in the southeast they
typically follow river corridors.
Their trip to the coast may not
take them more than a week."
"Once they're here, they'll dis-
perse along the coast and some
will stay, others will end up In';
south Florida, and others will
make their way westward to
Mexico. Central and South
While all species of hawks ,
take part In the migration, Gore
said the most abundant hawks
migrating through are mid-sized
sharp-shinned and Cooper's'
hawks. Other abundant hawks
Oct. 24 Report Card
Pick-Up at PSJHS
With the transition to block.-
- sehedblirig--and' nine-week giaac'4
ing periods, Port StL Joe HIg
School's student body and faciltj
have made some major adjust-
ments this fall.
Unbelievable as it may seem,
nine weeks have passed and stu-
dents have completed a semes-
ter's work in four classes. This, of
course, means that it is also grade'
On Thursday, October 24, the
school will be hosting a report
card pick-up in the Commons
Area from 5 to 6 p.m.
Parents may pick up report
cards -from their student's T.A.P1.
teacher, as well as schedule a pr-; 1
ent/teacher conference, if they so
desire. The faculty. and admini-, .
tration look forward to seeing par-,
ents on October 24.
Presented by the Wewahitehka Chamber of Commereo
November 2, 19 6 at Lake Alice Park
11:00 a.m. CGT Until
i-, Benefit for: Lake Alice Park Plagground Fund
r "Give Ue a Dag in the Fall and We'll Give You
a Plagground in the Spring"
Lote of Food and Fun for the Entire Family
including a Helicopter Duck Drop, Volleyball
:Tournament, Cow Chip Bingo, Cake Walks
and Large Auction.
Please Make Plans to Attend!
are broad winged hawks, red
tailed hawks and red shouldered
He said there are also several
species of falcons that migrate
through the area, including the
American kestrel, sometimes
called the sparrow hawk, merlins
and endangered Peregrine fal-
One of the best locations to
observe the hawk migration is SL
Joseph Peninsula, just south of
Port St. Joe. Gore said the area
has long been documented as one
,of the better sites to see hawks
which travelled down the Apa-
lachicola River valley.
He said anyone interested in
watching for migrating hawks will
.typically see more birds for the
flust two or three days following
the passage of a cool fronL He
said biologists have counted sev-
eral hundred hawks migrating
across St Joe peninsula in one
Gore said all raptors, which
includes hawks, owls and eagles,
are protected under both state
and federal law. He said novice
hawk watchers may want to pick
up a good field guide of hawks to
aid them with their identification.
He will stand up for Dist. 3
and All of Gulf County
PD. POL ADV ACCT FOR ROBERT L =EDMON. INDE NDENT it 10/10
S. . ....
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TAX IMPACT OF VALUE
COUNTY OF GULF TAX YEAR 1996
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD
Honorable, Billy E. Traylor
Board of County, Commissioners District No. 2
Honorable warren J. Yeager. Jr..
Board of County Commissioners District No. 5.
Honorable Nathah Peters, Jr.
Board of County Commissioners District No. 4
Honorable Oscar D. Redd
Schoo Boad Dstrit No .,"
School Board District No.
The Value Adjustment Board meets each year to review complaints regarding property tax assessment and
The purpose of the board is to enhance fairness in property taxes by correcting errors when they are found to exist.
THE FOLLOWING TABLE SUMMARIZES THIS YEAR'S ACTION BY THE BOARD
Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
Type Number of Total Number of Total Number Reduction Loss in
of Exemption Number of Assessments of Requests in Taxable Tax
Property Requests Exemption Reduced by for Value Due Dollars
Granted by Requests The Board Assessment to Board
the Board Reductions Action
Vacant Lots 2 .. '
and Acreage 2
TOTALS 0 0 0 4 0
ALL TAXPAYERS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT BOARD ACTIONS WHjCH IIEDUCE
TAXABLE VALUE CAUSE TAX RATES APPLICABLE TO ALL PROPERTY TO BE
Questions concerning the actions taken by this Board may be addressed to the chairperson or clerk at the following
CHAIRPERSON Nathan Pet.ers, Jr. (904). 22.9-61,13
CLERK Benny C. LisLer (904) 229-6113
One of the most spectacular
of bird migrations Is underway
and this one involved thousands
of hawks streaming through our
PAGE BLA THE STAR, PORT ST. JUE, Yr THUur\AY OUT I f IMP
School Board District ko.
, Columbus, Ga. Garden Club Makes Annual Pilgrimage to Beach
Dear Mr. Ramsey: opportunity to introduce you to a be a lot cleaner, and St. Vincent's Sound are
I would like to take this group of young adults, The Their green shirts stick out scheduled this time.
Discovery Garden Club, who for like green butterflies patrolling, While on the peninsula the
the past four years have traveled the shoreline. The bags they carry members and chaperones stay in
U 0Ofrom Columbus, Georgia to St. are brown for trash and clear for the home of Drs. Michaell Taylor
Joseph's Peninsula to collect treasures. Their determination "to and Polly Adams at Cape San
,,,- N r trash and debris. i.rT onmnthlnd hi n ck" helns over- Bias.
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: MARIE D. MYERS
5255 Vvan 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 serve a copy of your
written defenses, f any, tothis action on DAVID C.
GASKIN, ESQ., Petitioner's attorney. whose
address is Post Office'Box 185, Wewahltchka,
Florida 32465, on orbefore the 28th day of
October, 1996, and file the original with the 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
oh the 24th day of September, 1996.,
S,' "Benny C. Lister
Clerk of Clrcuit Court
By /s/ M. Vaughan
Deputy Clerk -.
4wr. October 3. 10. 17. and 24. 1996.
ACCEPTING SEALED BIDS
The Gulf County Sportsman Club will receive
sealed bids on I acre of land on Pleasant Rest
Cemetery Road In Overstreet Land Is comer lot
ard has paved road on two sides. Bids nor accept-
ed less than 83.500.00. Bids will be opened
October 28. 1996. Bids should be submit to P.
O. Box 646. Port SL Joe. FL 32457. For more Infor-
matlon. call 827-1839.
9 2tc. October 10 & 17. 1996.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED HBI
BID NO. 9607401
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 PS System
Specifications can be obtained from the Gulf
County Solid Waste DepL. 1001 Tenth SL. Port 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 untl 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 SL 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
2rc. October 10 and 17. 1996.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDB
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, color, 300/600 dpi A-b paper
size, 88MB memory. stand. roll-feed.
Adobe Postscript. with all cads cables,
and driven for AutoCAD. One year on-site
Additional Information can be obtained from the
Gulf County Solid Waste Dept. 1001 Tenth SL.
Port St Joe. FL 32456. Phone 904-227-3696. Fax
Delivery date must be specifed.
Please Indicate on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER. and what the bid
s.for.. -- -:-
The bids will be received until 5:00 p m.. E.T.. on
October 22. 1996. In the Office of the Clerk of
) Circuit Cour Gulf Coun Copun use, 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 ]7, 1996.
NOTICE OF REMOVAL OF ILLEGAL CAMPS
This Is to notify the following camp owners within
the Apalachicola River Wdlife and Environmental
Area that In accordance with the camp owners"
Special Use Permit provisions, all structures and
associated Improvements shall be removed from
state-owned land. The Governor and Cabinet
granted legal authority, pursuant to Section
253.05. Florida Statutes, for the Florida Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission to act as the agent
for the Board of Trustees to effect removal of said
structures. Any personal Items. family valuables.
structures or Improvements remaining on site after
October 31. 1996 will be considered abandoned
and subject to Immediate demolition or removal.
For additional Information, contact the Florida
Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission. Farris
Bryant Building. 620 South Meridian Street.
Tallahassee. FL 32399-1600.
This final notification applies to the following
Camp located In Section 16. Township 7 South.
Range 8 WesL at Brothers River. Gulf County.
Camp located in Section 32. Township 7 South.
Range 8 West. at Sauls Creek. Gulf County.
Camp located in Section 33. Township 6 South.
Range 8 West. at Brothers River. Franklin County.
Camp located In Section 9. Township 7 South.
Range 8 West. at Bearman Creek. Franklin County.
Camps located In Section 14. Township 7 South.
Range 8 West, at Bloody Bluff Road, Franklin
.Camp located In Section 35, Townshlp 7 South.
Range 8 West; 'on St Marks River. Franklin
Camp located In SecUon 35. Township 7 South.
S Range 8 West at SL Marks and Apalachlcola
Rivers. Franklin County.
Itc, October 17. 1996.
we've taken the
!hassle out of pre-
qualifying for a
new: or used car
Twice yearly, as a service pro-
ject, members of the Discovery
Club have combed the beaches
and bay of the Peninsula working
primarily in the State Park col-
lecting bottles, cans, paper 'and
plastic bags. It's phenomenal the
amount of trash they see on the
bay side, while the beach tends to
come the heat, the bugs, and the
In addition to collecting trash,
members of the Discovery Garden
Club travel to Mexico Beach,
Indian Pass and Apalachicola
checking out the waterways as
well as the historic areas. A walk
through downtown Port St. Joe
Members of the Discovery Garden Club of Columbus, Georgia.
The Discovery Garden Club is
a federated garden club and
member of the Garden Club of
Georgia, the National Council of
Garden Clubs and the Columbus
Council of Garden Clubs. The
Discovery Garden Club is a thera-
peutic recreation program and
sponsored by Columbus Parks &
Their next scheduled visit is
October 13 through 17th!
Since this will be our 8thvisit
to your area, and because of the
questions I am constantly asked
about them. I thought you might
Sbe interested in running an article
in THE STAR prior to their visit
"this time. I have enclosed some
pictures for your use if needed.
Your attention and interest is
greatly appreciated. If I can be of-
further assistance please contact
/s/ Alice French-Brewer
Therapeutic Recreation Chief
S The family of the late Milton
Taylor would like to thank each of
you for the kindness and support
during our time of bereavement
May God continue to bless each
and every one of you.
The Taylor. Hudgins. Tschudi &
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCT. 17, 1996 PAGE 9A
Note of Thanks
The family of Lane Davis verymuch.
would like to express their appre-
ciation for all the prayers, visits, Charles & Bobble Davis
cards, calls, gifts, and food during Jimmy & Anita Davis
this time of loss. We thank you so Donna Jo and Dale Herdon
Poly & Copper PVC Pipe & Tubing
PVC, Galvanized, Copper & Brass Fittings
HAMMERS & TOOLS
SHOVELS & RAKES HEATERS & PIPES
LADDERS & ROPE
POOL SUPPLIES PET SUPPLIES
SEEDS & PLANTS FEED & FERTILIZER
FISHING TACKLE '
AT EVERYDAY DISCOUNT PRICES
Best Service In Town GUARANTEED!
:Port St. Joe's Original Discount Hardware
'hone 229-2727 Port St. Joe A N
Free Motorola phone.
The Cellular Store
Sign up for cellular service from 360
Communications during October, and you'll
get free access your first full month, plus free
activation and a free Motorola cellular phone.
Simply contact 5600 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-
tance airtime Free minutes begin on first full month
of service. See store for details. Offer good while
supplies last. A $70 00 value.
'- ..n9ar ; ,.A,
.'a i; a t.i !
Panama City: 2503 Highway 77 North, 785-7000 *
Sam's Club (Members Only), 1707 West 23rd Street, 785-4597
AAFES: 220 Mall Lane, Suite 2, Tyndall AFB, 286-5455
Port St. Joe: 107 Second Street, 227-1000
1996 360 Communications. Offer expires 10/31/96. ~.' i..,- .: service and J2-month contract required for free phone, tree activation and first full month's access.
Free Motorola phones include Contour phone or TeleTAC phone only depending on market location. Subject to credit approval. 360 free minutes to be allotted in 60-minute
increments in first, second, third, thirteenth, .., r ..r .l. ,... ntr. .- ull months of service. Unused promotional minutes are lost each bill cycle. Other restrictions may apply.
. ,. .. :r, --, .
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,.. .. .
Florida Coast Workplace Experiences Facelift
Port, St. Joe's paper mill, owned and operated by Florida Coast Paper Company, L.L.C., has really spruced the place up during
the last few months. Many people have contributed to the beautification effort and have taken pride in their workplace as a result.
Hats off to the employees who took part in the facility's "facelift". In the photo above are members of the Maintenance Department,
whose members were involved in a large part of the improvements made.
Rep. Will Visit
According to Social Security
Administration District Manager,
James W. Taliaferro, most social
security business can be handled
.over the phone. You are invited to
call Social Security at 1-800-772-
SIf. this. .is inot possible, you
may come to the office located at
30 West Government Street in
Panama City. The office is open
Monday through Friday from 8:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m., except on
If you cannot go to Panama
City, you may meet the Social
Security representative when
he/she visits Port St.. Joe on the
first and third Monday of each
The next scheduled visit will
be in the Gulf County Courthouse
on October 21st from 11 a.m.
until noon (ET).
In Need Of A Few
Through the V.I.T.A. pAgram,
the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
provides free income tax assis-
tance to many people. You can be
a trained volunteer to assist in the
preparation of basic tax returns
for those needing help.
You may be of help to many,
including those who cannot afford
paid preparers, those with dis-
abilities, senior citizens, and oth-
ers that have difficulty with their
returns. This free tax help is pro-
vided in convenient locations
throughout the area.
Training classes will be held
in January. The date and times
will be announced later. Home
study is also available.
If you are interested in being
a volunteer, call 785-5515 and
leave your name, address and
phone number on voice mail.. ,
I would liketo thank you, the voters of District #1 for the votelof
confidence I received during the Primary #2 election.
Only losing by 13 votes let me know your feelings about my capa-
bility of being your comnussioner.
May we ever wake up to the fact that voting is very important and
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Ressie Porter Lee
Ressie Porter Lee, 82, passed
away.Friday morning in Pensa-
cola. She had been a lifelong resi-
,dent of Port St. Joe until moving
to Pensacola several years ago.
She was a member of the First
Pentecostal, Holiness :Church 'of
Port St. Joe; and in earlier years,
attended Oak Grove Assembly of
Survivors include four chil-
dren, Famie E. Griffin of Pensa-
cola. Fletcher E. Porter ofQuincy.
SBarbara Ann Parrish of Goose
Creek, South Carolina, and Dale ;
M. Sewell of Port St. Joe; 13,
grandchildren: 18 great-grand-
children; one brother. J. B. Porter
of Blountstown; four sisters. Betty
Strange of Panama City, Essie
Etheridge of Tallahassee, Mary
Ruger of Missouri, and Minnie
The funeral service was held
at 3:00 p.m., E.D.T., Sunday at
the First Pentecostal Holiness
Church of Port St Joe, conducted
by Rev. Gus Carpenter. Interment
followed in the family plot In Holly
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
l-omrof Port St. Joe., ,
Tana M. Nobles
Tana Maultsby Nobles. 50, a
four-year resident of Gulf County,
died Sunday. October 13 at her
Port St Joe residence after an ill-
ness. She was a paralegal and a
state champion debater during
her sophomore year at Eastern
New Mexico University. She
earned her bachelor's degree at
Memphis State University and her
Paralegal Associate degree at
Southwest University in San
Marcos, Texas. Mrs. Nobles was
active in the Bible Study of t.
James Episcopal Church and also
sang In the choir.
A memorial service was con-
ducted at 3:00 p.m.. E.D.T.,
Wednesday, October 16 at St.
James Episcopal Church by the
rector, Rev. Jerry Huft. She will be
cremated and returned to her
home parish, St. Paul's of Orange.
Texas, where she will be Interred
In the church's Memorial Gar-
The family has requested in
lieu of flowers, that donations be
made in the name of Tana Nobles
to D.- E. B. R. A of America. Texas
Chapter, 9422 Sherbourne Street.
Houston, Texas 77016. with
checks made payable to D. E. B.
QoU-ALTY EDUCATION ALWAYS FIRST
SSTRONGDISCIPLINENEECESSARY FOR LEARNING
MAINTENANCE PLAN KEEP OUR SCHOOL FIRST CLASS,
TO CREATE A BETTER LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
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FAIR HIRING POLICY WILL BE MY
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R. A., the only organization
known to be conducting research
on the rare skin condition
(Epidermylosis Bullosa) with
which Mrs. Nobles was born.
Surviving are a daughter, Eve
Nobles of Austin, Texas: two sons,
Vernon Nobles of Houston. Texas
and Paul Nobles of Austin; her
parents. Bill and Jeane Maultsby;
Sa sister and brother-in-law, Darla
and Toby Skillings; and a loving
:iece, Marion Skillings, all of
I would like to thank all of the
,people of Gulf County for partici-
pating in this year's March of
Dimes WalkAmerica. Most of you
are aware that this year we
exceeded by far the goal that was
set for this year's walk. It would
be hard for me to name everyone
who was individually responsible
for such a successful walk-a-
thon. So, I would like to say
"thank-you" to everyone who had
a part in the March of Dimes
.,,ohanna White. Chairperson
Note of Thanks
The Amazing Grace Apostolic
Church would like to thank the
entire community for their sup-
port in the second annual
Appreciation Service for our pas-
tor Elder Robert Lowery and his
family. G6d truly blessed us
abundantly spiritually and finan-
Feel free to worship with us at
anytime, our services are held
every Sunday at 12:00 p.m.
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Halloween Costume Party Oct. 31st
Located behind Creek Stop & Deli
Hwy. 71 N. & Stonemill Creek Road
Special Service At
The members of Thompson
Temple First Born Church would
like to invite everyone to an
appreciation service, for two spe-
The guest speaker will be a
native of Port St. Joe, Missionary
Pinkie Patterson of Tallahassee.
The service will be held Sunday,
October 20 at 11:30 a.m.
Dear Gulf County Citizens,
A Thank you for your
J tremendous support
4' ~during the past two
elections. Without your
Help and support I
would not have made it
to the General Election.
Now is the time to put any personal
differences aside and cast your vote
for the most qualified candidate. With
your help, I will be the best sheriff I
can be and make you proud of the
Gulf County Sheriff's office.
for Gulf County Sheriff
Pd. Pol. Adv. Pd. by Camp. Fund of Frank McKeithen, Democrat
I *Obituaries* .
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. OCT. 17. 1996: PAGE 11A
Wewa Boys Take First In Saturday's Meet
The Wewahitchka High
School cross country team partic-
ipated last Saturday in the Shark
In the boys' race the Wewa,
Gators topped the seven, team
field in a tight race to capture
first place with 52 points. Port St.
Joe with 55 took a second place
win and Marianna with 60 points
finished out the top three.
Gabe Clark. from Port St. Joe
was the overall individual winner
with a time of (15:46), a new
course record. Wewa was led by
Luke Taunton, second with a
time of (15:57). Other finishers
for Wewa included: James Taun-
ton 4th (16:30); Adam Taunton,
10th (16:56); Lee Linton 16th
(17:24); Jay Laster 20th (17:35);
..Josh Taunton 28th (18:19); Chris
Edwards 31st (18:29); Jeremy
'Sams 32nd (18:32); Dustin
Combs 40th (19:04); Matthew
Weathers 60th (20:50); and Tony
,Watts 64th (22:49).
In the girls' race, Lincoln
dominated the five team field fin-
ishing with 23 points: Maclay fol-
lowed with 61 points and the
Lady Gators were third with 81
points. Port St. Joe (138 points)
Purple Pack Second
In Shark Invitational
In the photo above, Geo. Scotty Scott from Thomasville,
Ge0ogia is shown with a nice wahoo he had just boated on the
This Week's Area Fishing Report
For October 7 Thru October 13
The week started with real good king fish catches on the buoy line
and car body reef. But, then the wind came on pretty strong from the
north and then northeast The kings moved closer to shore, the Spanish
Started biting good just offthe beach, and real large redfish moved out of
the bay and started biting spoons just off the beach. Almost everybody
that braved the wind had good catches.
The flounder are moving onto structures and the buoys, while feed-
ing up to go to deeper-water. The specs and reds in the bay are becoming
active with the cooling of the water.
October is always my favorite month for fishing. It is usually not too
hot, and the fish bite good, except when we have an "Opal" or a
Good Fishing, Capt Chuck Guilford, Charisma Charters
Begins Oct. 19th
For several months Panhan-
dle'archery hunters have looked
;4 forward to the October 19 to
S'November 17 archery season. For
those new to hunting with a bow-
-and-arrow, the experts say there
.'are several things to key on.,'
"Probably the most important
thing any archer should is prac-
.tice;" said Steve Smith, owner of
S. & J Archery in Marianna, and
Himself an accomplished archer.
S"You need to practice a lot, and
you need to practice from whatev-
er type of tree stand you plan to
"Standing on the ground with
your feet spread and shooting a
bow is one thing, but it's altogeth-
er different when you're in a
SHIP Drawing Will
Be Held October 24
The drawing for the "SHIP"
: rehabilitation funds will be held
in the courtroom of the Gulf
o County Courthouse on Thursday,
October 24th at 4:30 p.m.
Drawings will be conducted for
both the "Low Income" and "Very
SLow Income" applicants.
The public is invited to attend
Sthe drawings. If you should have
any questions, please contact Bo
Williams, "SHIP" Administrator, at
He said it's also a good Idea to
scout wherever you intend to
hunt, looking for anything deer
are feeding on, and travel ways
that deer appear to be regularly
-Deer love white oak and
swamp chestnut acorns and if
you've got those types of acorns
falling, that's a good area to put
up a stand." Smith said.
Whether scouting or hunting.
he said hunters sometimes ven--
ture into their desired area too.
often and deer may change their:
movement and behavior after
repeatedly smelling human scent
in an area.
"Generally, the less you go
into an area you plan to hunt the
better you are." he said.
From a safety standpoint,
Smith said every hunter who uses
an elevated stand should invest in
a safety harness or belt. While
some say one device is better than
the other, both are designed to
keep a hunter from falling in a
tree stand accident and being
seriously injured or killed.
"It's really foolish to risk being
paralyzed or hurt real bad by not
wearing a safety harness. They're
too inexpensive," Smith said.
He said It's also a good idea to
tell others where you'll be hunting
and to hunt with a companion, if
at all possible. "You never know
when you might need assistance,"
Last Saturday, Port'St. Joe
High School hosted the 7th Annu-
al Shark Invitational cross coun-
try meet at St. Joseph's Bay
Country Club. Sixty-six runners
from seven schools competed in-
the boys' three mile event.
In the team competition. #1
ranked Wewahitchka placed first
overall with 52 points. Placing
second with 55 points was Class
3A #2 ranked Port St Joe. Marl-
anna placed third with 60 points,
Lincoln fourth (100). Maclay fifth
(131), North Florida Christian
sixth (131). andFlorida High sev-
In the individual competition,
Gabe Clark, of Port St., Joe,
placed first overall with a course e
record time of 15:46.
Placing -second was Luke
Taunton of Wewa (15:57), Ted
Howell of Marianna third (16:12):
James Taunton fourth, (16:30);
and Thure Caire fifth, (16:34).
Other members of the team
who competed in the meet were:
Germain Clark sixth (16:39);
Keion McNair 1lth (16:56); Chad
Thompson 18th (17:32); Nick
Sweazy 19th (17:32); Eric Sellers
26th (18:02); Rod Givens 35th
(18:42); Jeff Schwelkert 39th
(19:03); and Clay Smallwood 44th
In the middle schoolcompeti-
tion, Travis Wright recorded a.
Kensinger Finishes ,
High at Nationals
Kensinger Mobile Homes'
softball team, comprised of play-
ers from Gulf and Franklin coun-
ties, recently participated in the
A.S.A. National Class "D" Softball
Tournament held at Montgomery,
Alabama. The team finished 17th
out of 136. winning three games
and losing two. This was the first
national event for Kensinger, as.
well as several of the players.
On opening day, the locals
defeated the state champions
from Texas and Delaware. On the
second day, Kensinger beat the
champs from New Hampshire,
who were the 1995 runner-ups in
the same tournament. Following
the three consecutive wins,
Kensinger bowed to the top group
from South Carolina, and was
later eliminated by Georgia.
Jeff Hinote (15-17, .882).
Chris Butts (12-15, .800), and
Mickey Galnnie (7-10. .700) were
the leading hitters for Kensinger.
J. J. Ray and Eric Ramsey were
standouts on defense.
Merle Kensinger, sponsor,
accompanied his team to
Montgomery. The rest of the team
members are Bill Ramsey, Tracy
Browning, T. J, Lewis, Bill
Dodson, Bobby Varnes, Michael
Newell, R. D. Davis, Lee Varnes,
Walt Dodson and David Barber.
time of 14:08 for the two mile
course. Adam White recorded a
time of 14:19; while Evan Fetting-
"This was our best meet of
the season. Nine runners record-
ed new personal best: :our team.
time of 84:25 established a new
school record; and Gabe's time of
1,5:46 also set a new school
record,' said Coach Scott Gowan.
Saturday, the team will com-
pete in the Eagle Invitational at
College in Niceville.
and Marianna (179 points) round-
ed out the five scoring teams.
Leah Bonds, from Lincoln High
was the individual winner, cover-
ing the two mile course in 12124.
The Lady Gators were led by Stef-
anie McDaniel, who finished fifth
in 13:10. 'Other finishers for
Wewa included: Renee Ardire 7th
(13:23); Crystal Collins 19th
(14:34); Sarah Bailey 20th
(14:37); Stephanie Kramer 30th
(15:32); Vicki McClellan 33rd
(15:42); and Nicole Williamson
38th (15:48). 1
The Gators will travel to Nice-
ville Saturday to compete in the
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Sharks Start District Play Friday
Barely Missed Pulling Off An Upset Of State's No. 1 Ranked 2A N. Fla. Christian Friday
The what if questions couldn't
help but surface after the Sharks'
13-14 loss to the state's #1
ranked Class 2A team-North
Florida Christian-Friday night in
What if the Sharks' extra
point attempt following their sec-
ond touchdown had been good to
tie the game 14-all? What ifa 27
yard field goal try late in the first
quarter had been good? What if a
fourth quarter Shark fumble deep
in North Florida's territory fol-
lowed by a pass interception had
not occurred on the Sharks' last
two possessions of the game?
Well, the "what ifs" may not
have happened, but a handful of
Shark faithfuls did get to see the
Sharks play an outstanding game
in their final tune-up match
before starting district play this
Friday night against Havana.
North Florida scored first
Friday night taking a 7-0 lead
midway through the first quarter.
But, Shark defensive back Jim
Falson Intercepted a North
Florida Christian pass early In the
second quarter at the Sharks' 38
yard line and returned It to North
Florida's 16 yard line to set up SL
Joe's first points of the game.
On first down, the Sharks
were charged with a holding
penalty to move the ball back to
the 34 yard line. But, on the next
play, Shark quarterback Jarred
Patterson connected with James
Daniels for a 34 yard touchdown
pass to tie the game at 7-7 with
9:23 remaining In the half.
The Eagles struck again, with.
2:50 left to go in the first half,
intercepting a pass tipped into the
air by intended Shark receiver
James Daniels and returning it
18 yards for a touchdown. North.
Florida's score broke the tie and
gave them a 14-7 lead at halftime.
St. Joe pulled within one.
point early in the third quarter
.when defensive back Jim Falson
was again in the right place at the
right time. He scooped up an
Eagle punt-blocked by Brian
Jenkins-and raced to the 12
yard line before being forced out
Two plays later, Patterson
Cameron Likely (21) bats
away a pass intended for North
SFlorida's receiver as Jim Falson
(12) looks on.
Need Another Gun?
Or Jusl Want to Support an Athlete
Port SL Joe Middle School's :
Athletic Boosters are sponsoring a
giveaway to benefit the seventh
and eighth grade youth athletes
in their endeavors. They are now
asking for $I.0 donations that
,will qualify you for a Remington
1870 Express 12 gauge shotgun. It.
will be given away on November
: lst. .
If you want a chance to win,
wantrto join the boosters organi-
zation, orjust make a donation to
this great.cause, please contact a
parent of a middle school athlete.
Your help is needed and appreci-
For the deal of your life,
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Jim Falson (12) returns one
connected again, this time with
Cameron Likely for an 11 yard
touchdown pass reception. The
extra point attempt was blocked,
leaving the Sharks one point
short at 13-14 with 9:49 left in
the third period.
The Sharks' defense kept the
Eagles' offense grounded for the
remainder of the game, but two
turnovers late in the game (fum-
ble and interception) kept them
out of the endzone also.
Doyle Crosby led all tacklers
with 11 and Charlie Lanford and
Brian Jenkins followed with
eighth and seven, respectively.
Crosby also had one tackle for a
loss and one quarterback sack.
Pittman led the Sharks'
ground attack with 12 rushes for
49 yards and Jenkins had nine
for 42 yards. Likely had six catch-
es for 61 yards and James
Daniels, two for 40 yards. Both
had one reception for a touch-
i bw own.....
This Week's Game
This Friday night, October
18th the Sharks will open this
season's district play on the road
against the Havana Gladiators.
Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m., E.T.
Score by Quarters:
Port St. Joe 0 7
N Fla Christian 7 7
'First Downs 8
Rushing Yds. 26/91
Passing Yards ,101
Total Yards 192
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Tyson Pittman proudly holds up the football after recovering a
North Florida Christian fumble Friday night.
Enjoy a Forest
Experience a beautiful fall
morning exploring nature, as
Wakulla Springs Park Biologist
Scott Savery takes you on a two
hour hike to interpret their
unique forest ecology.
Saturday, October 19th, from
10:00 a.m. until noon, youll
explore the beauty of the, "real
Florida", going into the wilds of
Wakulla Springs State Park, on
an expertly guided tour.
For reservations, or if you
need assistance to enable your
full participation, call (904) 561-
7217. Wakulla Springs State Park
in 16 miles south of Tallahassee
at State Roads 61 and 267.
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This Friday night, October
18th, the Wewahltchka Gators
will welcome a district rival, the
Chattahoochee Yellow Jackets, to
Gator Field for a 7:00 p.m., cen-
tral time, kick-off.
The Gators have had two
weeks to prepare for the match-
up and fans can expect to see an
exciting evening of gridiron
S'Views On Dental health
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.
The last to erupt in theh
mouth are the THIRD MO-
LARS, or WISDOM TEETH,
which make their appearance
between the ages of 16 and
30, or occasionally later. Of-
ten they cause problems
which are best handled by the
removal of these vestigial (no
longer functional) teeth.
To understand this, one
has to take an evolutionary
view. Wisdom teeth are lefto-
vers from a previous period of
the species when jaws were
larger. Consequently, by the
time the third molars are
ready to erupt in the mouth of
modern man, there is often no
room for them. Frequently,
there isno option but for them.
to burrow beneath. the roots of
the other molars, wreaking
havoc in their attempts to
Incidentally, do. not worry
if one or more Of the wisdom
teeth fail to, put in an appear-
ance. Quite a few people get
only three of them, and some
get fewer or none.
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.
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PAGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, OCT. 17, 1996
OUIF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
SEPTEMBER 10, 1996
The Gulf County School Board met in
regular session on September 10, 1996, at
5:00 P.M.. in'the Gulf County School Board
Administrative Offices in Port St. Joe. The
following members were present: Oscar
Redd, Mary Pridgeon, Caroline Norton, and
Charlotte Pierce. David Byrd was absent
due to illness. The Superintendent and
Board Attorney were also present.
Chairman Redd presided, and the
meeting was opened with the invocation led
by Mary Pridgeon, followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance led by Caroline Norton.
PUBLIC HEARING ON POLICY
CHANGE: In accordance with Florida
Statutes, the Board advertised policy
changes (7.71 Property Records) in the local
newspaper. The public was given opportu-
nity on this day to provide input. There was
no response from the general public.
HEAR FROM PUBLIC: Becky Weston,
first grade teacher at Highland View
Elementary School, appeared before the
Board requesting an aide for her classroom.
Ms. Cathy Cox appeared before the
Board expressing concern over the number
of students in the second grade classrooms
at Port St. JoeElementary, School.
ADOPTON OF AGENDA: On motion
by Mrs. Pridgeor, second by Mrs. Norton,
and unanimous vote, the Board adopted the
.BUDGET MATTERS/PAYMENT OF
BILLS: On motion by Mrs. Norton, second
by Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved payment of bills.
A public hearing on the final budget
was set for September 19, 1996, at 5:15
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: On motion
by Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs. Pridgeon,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
the minutes for August 6 and 13, 1996.
CORRESPONDENCE: The Board
reviewed cards of thanks from Judy
Campbell and family; the family of John
Milton Whitfield, Jr.; and Barbara F. Smith.
The Board reviewed correspondence
received from the Florida Legislature
regarding Gulf County School District's
interest in undergoing a performance
review. No action necessary.
The Board reviewed correspondence
received from Mr. Larry Mathes, Principal at
Wewahitchka High- School, regarding the
high ratings given by the Florida High
School Activities Association to
Wewahitchka High and Port St. Joe High
School's athletic programs and coaches. On
motion by Mrs. Pierce, second' by Mrs.
Norton, and unanimous vote, the Board
directed the Superintendent to write a con-
gratulatoiy letter to both high schools.
The Board reviewed correspondence-
received from Mr. Nathan Peters, Jr.,
expressing his thanks for the Board's assis-
tance in bringing motivational speaker,
'Milton Creagh, to Gulf County.
PERSONNEL MATTERS: On motion by
Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs. Norton, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
following personnel matters for the 1996-97
Approved the following supplementary
pay position assignments:
Wewahltchka High School
Athletic Director Wayne Flowers;
Head Varsity Football Coach Wayne
Assistant Varsity Football Coach Charles
Forter, Jerry Rich, Jerry Gaskin, Grant
Assistant Jr. High Football Coach -"ifitin'
Russ, Baniel-Mille r
Varsity Head Basketball Coach (Boys) -
Varsity Head Basketball Coach (Girls) -
Junior Varsity Basketball Coach (Girls) -
Assistant Basketball Coach (Boys) Martin
Junior High Basketball Coach,- Wayne
Head Baseball Coach Jay Kearce;
Head Softball Coach Charles Fortner;
Assistant Softball Coach Brenda Little;
Assistant Baseball Coach Grant
Track Coach (Boys & Girls) Jay Bidwell:
Cross Country Coach (Boys & Girls) Jay
Weightlifting Coaci Wayne Flowers;
Volleyball Coach Johnny Taunton;
Minor Sports 2nd Teani'Volleyball Coach -
M/J Minor Sports 2nd Team Volleyball
Coach (Girls) Eric Bidwell:
Band Director Terry Stryker
Varsity Cheerleader Sponsor Kim"
Junior Varsity Cheerleader Sponsor Renee
Junior Class Sponsor Evelyn Cox, Terny
Senior Class Sponsor Sue Dickens. Dawn
Yearbook Sponsor Debble Cole;
Student Council Sponsor Tim Hammon;
Majorette/Flag Corps Sponsor Micah'
Peak, Debbie Cole:
Administrative Designee George, Cox.
S eort St. Joe 1th& School
Junior Class Sponsor Clarence Monette;
Senior. Class Sponsor Sarah Turner,
Martha Wemorts, Minnie Likel)y
Yearbook Sponsor- Clarence Monette:
Student Government Association Sponsor -
Junior Varsity Cheerleader Sponsor Judy
Varsity Cheerleader Sponsor Patricia
Band Director Mitch Bouington;
Choral Director Ann Comforter:
Flag Corps Sponsor Gloria Gant;
Athletic Director Chuck Gannon;
Cross Country Coach (Girls) Vernon
Cross Country Coach (Boys) Scott Gowan;
Varsity Volleyball Coach.(Girls) Melissa
Head Varsity Football Coach Chuck
Assistant Football Coach Terry Quinn,
Buck Watford, Duane McFarland, Christian
McCarter,.'Kenny Parker, Wayne Stevens;
Varsity Basketball Coach (Girls) Becky
Varsity Basketball Coach (Boys) Vernon
Junior Varsity Basketball Coach (Boys) -
Weightlifting Coach Christian McCarter;
Varsity Track Coach (Girls) Vernon
Varsity Track Coach (Boys) Scott Gowan;
Golf Coach (Boys) Jim Belin;
Varsity Softball Coach Martin Adklson:
Varsity Baseball Coach Duane McFarland
Assistant Baseball 'Coach Buck Watford;
Port St. Joe Middle School
M/J Cheerleader Sponsor Ruby Knox;
M/J Head Football Coach Martin Adklson;
M/J Assistant Football Coach Steve
Maxwell, Carl White;
M/J Basketball, Coach (Boys) Steve
M/J Basketball Coach (Girls) Jim Belin:
M/J Minor Sports 2nd Team Volleyball
Coach Jim Belin;
M~i Assistant Softball Coach Caren
M/J Assistant Baseball Coach Bill
M/J Minor Sports 2nd Team Track Coach
(Boys) Steve Maxwell;
M/J Minor Sports 2nd Team Track Coach
(Girls) Mellssa Ramsey.
Approved a M/J Minor Sports 2nd
Team Cross Country Coach supplemental
pay position and a M/J Student Council
Sponsor supplemental pay position for Port
St. Joe Middle School.
Approved the following to receive the
student records clerk supplement: Claudice
Baxley Wewahitchka Elementary School;
Carol Faison Port St. Joe Elementary
School; Carolyn Peak Highland View
Elementary School; Wanda Nixon Port St.
Joe Middle School; Karen Seay and Kim
Nobles (sharing one supplement) Port St.
Joe High School; Marilyn Goodwin -
Wewahitchka High School: and Merri
Christie Adult School.
Approved Bryan Baxley for the posi-
tion of Principal Designee at Wewahltchka
Approved Duane McFarland for the
position of Principal Designee at Port St.
Joe Elementary School.
Approved Winston Wells for the posi-
tion of Principal Designee at Highland View
Approved Carl White for the position of
Principal Designee at Port St. Joe Middle
Approved Denise Williams for the
STeacher on Special Assignment supplement
at Port St. Joe Elementary School.
Approved Malea Mullins for the posi-
tion of science teacher at Port St. Joe High
Approved Kenneth Parker for the posi-
tion of Vocational Specialist at the Gulf
County Adult School/GARC.
Approved Karen Butts, substitute
teacher at Port St. Joe Middle School, be
placed on teacher contract pay effective
August 26, 1996.
Approved the following as substitute
teachers in.the Gulf County School System:
Jeanie Walther and Jim Bozeman.
Accepted a letter of retirement from
Juanita Cross effective September 6, 1996.
Approved Jo O'Barr for the position of
Secretary for School Food Service.
Accepted Dorothy Nowell's resignation
from her position as School Food Service
Assistant Manager at Wewahltchka High
School. Also, approved for her to continue
as a regular School Food Service six-hour
worker at Wewahitchka High School.
Approved Rebecca Hamm for the posi-
tion of School Food Service Assistant
Manager at Wewahitchka High School.
Approved three (3) full-time aide posi-
tions for Port St. Joe Elementary School.
Approved Mary King as a substitute
: Approved for Linda Purswell, bus dri-
ver, to be paid an extra one (1) hour per day
for the Gulf County Guidance Clinic (KIDS)
; Approved the following bus route
mileage supplements: Bettyk Fain
(Overstreet) $191.00; Diane Frye (Howard
Creek) $191.00; Lee Hall (Overstreet) -
$191.00; Donna Jackson (Dalkeith) -
$191.00; Roy Norris (Cape & Indian Pass) -
$333.00: and Forest Revell (Stone Mill
Approved the following part-time adult
school teachers: Rebecca Birmingham, Sue
Dickens, Etna Gaskin, Simona Pittman,
and Denise Williams;.
Approved the following for teacher
aide positions at Port St. Joe Elementary
School: Donna Howze, Tressle Hatcher, and'
'Approved Barbara Layfleld for the
position of six-hour School Food Service
worker at Port St. Joe Elementary School.
Approved Teresa Tomlinson for the
position of three-hour School Food Service
worker at Port St. Joe Elementary School.
Approved Mary Maloy for the position
of three-hour School Food Service worker at
Port St. Joe High School.
Approved Professional Orientation
Program with the following peer teachers:
Minnie Likely, Linda Whitfield, Sarah
Turner, Lewana Patterson, Martha
-Weimorts, and Sherry Herring.
Approved a part-time music teacher
position for Wewahltchka Elementary
Approved two part-time (3 hour) aide
positions for Wewahltchka Elementary
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
Mrs. Norton. second by Mrs. Pridgeon, the
Board approved to continue the transporta-
tion of Head Start children as part of the
1996-97 Cooperative Agreement between
North Florida Head Start and Gulf County
School Board with Pierce, Norton, and
Pridgeon voting YEA: Redd voting NAY. Mr.
Redd requested the minutes reflect the rea-
son for his NAY vote was because of the
safety factors Involved.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the
Board tabled a request by the Gulf County
Public Health Unit for an annual budget'
allocation in the- amount of $12,000- for
staffing and services when providing bus
driver and athletic physical.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the following program mat-
Approved the following adult educa-
tion fees for the 1996-97 school yeari:Adult
Job Preparatory Course Fee $.44 per hour
Non-Resident Fee $3.56 per hour; Adult
General Education Fee $.47 per hour Non-
Resident Fee $2.19 per hour.
Approved the 1996-97 Dropout
SCHOOL ACTIVITY FUNDS AUDIT
REPORT FOR 1995-96: On motion by Mrs.
Pierce, second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and unan-
imous vote, the Board acknowledged receipt
of the audit report of the financial state-
ments of the Gulf County School Board -
School Activity Funds for the 1995-96
SCHOOL HANDBOOKS AND SCHED-
UIES: On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second
,by Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board acknowledged receipt of the schools'
handbooks and schedules.
STUDENT MATTERS: On motion by
'Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs. Pridgeon, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved for
Katheryn Gilbert Loveless to be allowed to
attend the Gulf County Adult School for the
1996-97 school year.
SURPLUS PROPERTY: On motion by
Mrs. Norton, second by Mrs. Pierce, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
following surplus property matters:
Approved request for property dispos-
al of the following items located at Port St.
Joe Elementary School: One (1) Laser
Player, Property Record No. 51-95-2077;
One (1) Copier, Property Record No. 5185-
Approved request for property dispos-
al of the following items located at
Wewahltchka High School: One (1)
Risograph Copy Machine, Property Record
No. 81-902332; One (1) Savin Copy
Machine, Property Record No. 81-862186.
TRANSPORTATION MATTERS: On
motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs.
Norton, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following transportation mat-
Approved the use of a bus and gas for
the Student Government Association of Port
St. Joe High School to attend national con-
ventlon in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Approved a contract for the 1996-97'
fiscal year with Bay St. Joseph Care Center
for transportation of patients to and from
evacuation sites in the event of disaster.
Approved bus routes and maps for the
1996-97 school year.
Denied a bus stop request on Hoover
Drive and Highway 71 in Wewahltchka.
Approved a bus stop request at Cox's
Landing off Lake Grove Road in
Approved a bus stop request at the
corner of Central and Homestead Roads in
Approved a bus stop request at 451
Creek View Drive, Stone Mill Creek, in
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved to table a request for a bus
stop at the corner of McGlon and Richard's '
street in Wewahitchka until safety factors
could be investigated.
SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT:: On
motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs.
Norton, and unanimous vote, the Board
, approved the Superintendent's recommen-
dation to withdraw as the managing agent
of the School Health Services project pend-
ing an acceptable dissolution of the con-
tract with HRS.
On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second
by Mrs. Norton, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the following baccalaureate
and graduation dates for the 1996-97
Por St. Je ig School
Baccalaureate May 18, 1997 8:00 P.M.
Graduation May 19, 1997 8:00 P.M.
ewahitchka Ig School
Baccalaureate May 18, 1997 8:00 A.M.,
Graduation May 23, 1997 7:00 P.M.
Graduation May 20, 1997 7:00 P.M.
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mrs. Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the continuation of Swill
Removal Agreements with Charlie.
Clements, Clenton Brownell and Bruce:
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board
adopted a Resolution approving Gulf
County School District's membership in the
Florida High School Activities Association
for the 1996-97 school year.
On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second i
by Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the recommendation of
Insurance Committee to renew group
.health insurance with Blue Cross/Blue
Shield of Florida for the 1996-97 school
Year with no increase in premium rates.
The Board also approved to offer group
"long term care" and "prepaid legal" insur-
ance services as a payroll deduction group
program pending adequate number of
On motion by Mrs. Norton, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved a request from Port St. Joe
Elementary PTO to match funds In the
amount of $600.00 to help with field trips
for Port St. Joe Elementary School students
for the 1996-97 school year.
The Board reviewed Resolution No.
96-30 adopted by the Board of Gulf County
Commissioners placing on the ballot a
question regarding a one-half cent sales
tax. No action necessary. An information
and organizational work session on the
sales tax Is scheduled for September 11,
1996, at 2:30 P.M.. EDT, at the School
Board office. : .
VOTE ON POLICY CHANGE: On
motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs.
Norton, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following policy change as
7.71 Property Records'
ADJOURNMENT; There being no fur-
ther business, the meeting adjourned at
6:30 P.M. Upon request by the
Superintendent, the Board reconvened for
an executive session.
GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
SEPTEMBER 19, 1996
The Gulf County School Board met in
special session on.September 19, 1996, at
5:15 P.M., in the Gulf County School Board
Administrative Offices In Port St. Joe. The
following members were present: Oscar
Redd, Mary Pridgeon, David Byrd, Caroline
Norton, and Charlotte. Pierce. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney were
Chairman Redd presided, and,the.
meeting was opened with the invocation led'
by Charlotte Pierce, followed by the Pledge
of Allegiance led by Mary Pridgeon.
PUBLIC HEARING ON FINAL BUDGET
AND MILLAGE: There was no response from
the general public.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote. the Board
approved the millage rate of 6.480 for
Required Local Effort Tax.
Combs' South American
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class
Henry B. Combs, son of Richard
M. and Cheryl A. Combs of Port
St. Joe, is halfway through a four-
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mr. Byrd, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the millage rate of .510 for
Regular Discretionary Tax.
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the village rate of. .208 for
Supplemental Discretionary Tax.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mr. Byrd. the Board approved the millage
rate of .820 for Local Capital Improvement
Tax with Pierce, Byrd, Norton, and' Redd
voting YEA; Pridgeon voting NAY. Mrs.
Pridgeon stated she saw no justification for
On motion by Mr. Byrd, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the final budget for fiscal year
July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1997.
SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT: On
motion by Mr. Byrd, second by Mrs.
Pridgeon, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following matters:
Approved request for bus stop at 3055
Highway 98 West, Port St. Joe, pending stu-
dent rides the entire route in order to avoid
crossing Highway 98.
Approved Dawn Alcorn for the position
of homebound teacher at Wewahitchka
Approved Barbara Gautier as bus dri-
ver and Angle Suber as bus aide for bus
route from Wewahitchka to M. K. Lewis in,
Panama City for the 1996-97 school year.
Approved to remove Mary Rhames
from the list of-recommended and approved
custodial employees for the 1996-97 school
year diue to settlement of a Workers'
Approved Common Master Inservice
Plan for Staff Development.
There being no further business, the
meeting adjourned at 6:00 P.M. Upon rec- ,
ommendation by the Superintendent, the
Board reconvened for an executive session.
month South American Deploy-
ment aboard the destroyer US
Combs is one of more than
350 sailors aboard the ship who
departed Mayport to participate in
Unitas 37, a Joint-service exercise
involving the U. S. Navy, Marine
Corps and Coast Guard, and the
navies of Venezuela, Brazil,
Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Ecuador,
Paraguay and Colombia.
The deployment began in
Puerto Rico and circumnavigates
the South American continent,
traveling through the Panama
Canal and around the horn at the
southern tip of the continent
During Unitas, Combs, and the
international navies operate
together, conducting intense sur-
face-to-air and surface-to-surface
gunnery operations, -anti-subma-
rine operations, and electronic
warfare command and control
exercises. These exercises pro-
mote the common bond of friend-
ship 'between the Americas and
professional respect among
sailors and marines.
,:Dstroyers, like Combs' ship,
have'traditionally been the work-
horses of the U. S. Navy, defend-
ing amphibious, replenishment
and battle groups against threats
from land, sea, and air.
Combs Is a 1992 graduate of:
Port St. Joe High School.
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IliJUMP THiE l| FOR ClUL RCOUl NTY
Gov. Lawton Chiles
insulted Gulf Count by
appointing an "outsider"
Only you can putta
SGulf County resident
back in the Sheriff's
* Bob Williams has 27 years of law enforcement experience
* Bob Williams is a longtime resident of Gulf County
* Bob and Shawnee Williams' sons graduated from the Gulf
County School System
* Bob Williams believes we should bring the Gulf County
Sheriffs job "back home"
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCT. 17. 1996 PAGE 3B
for 9uperintender-t of ghe
This is my pledge to the
.people of Gulf County
* I will do my utmost to provide the best
possible programs for our students
* I will treat each school fairly and impartially.
* I will use the resources of this school
system in an efficient and responsible man-
Pd. Pol. Adv., Pd. for by Camp. Acct. of Jerry Kelley, Democrat
The one time, I have to, say I
almost liked Uncle Clevus, prior
to his conversion, was when. he
confronted Ms. Misery for me and
Zanna. We'd been put in the 'posi-
tion' for an hour because'we'd
S been whispering. Afterwards, we
could barely walk. We went home
and told the awful tale, but our
mothers were strangely silent.
Perhaps they .too remembered
their experiences at Ms. Misery's
hands. Whatever, the reason,
Uncle Clevus, who happened to
be in the kitchen eating all
Mama's cookie batter said, 'I
think I'll put a stop to this. That
old biddy has terrorized children
He went, and came back,
some hours later, also walking the
same way we had. She'd put him
in the position, and even he, a
forty year old man, was not about
to defy her too much. That's when
we knew we were stuck. Clevus
was about the meanest man in
town. If she had him licked, we
were on our own.
I wish I could tell you that we
thought of some brilliant strategy
to change or stop her, but we did-
n't. Aunt Freddie Lou, however
did. She'd lived up in 'Jersey all
those years, and one of her brood.
Lonnie Carol, was in our class.
After Lonnie Carol assumed the.
position and went home and told
about it. Aunt Freddie Lou called
every school board member, the
superintendent, the Mayor, and a
couple of the commissioners who
hadn't been warned not to come
to the phone for her call. After
some hem-hawing on their part,
she also called the state board of
education and the local Lv. sta-
tion. One thing led to another,
and our superintendent got a
highly irate call from the educa-
tional equivalent of Mount Sinai,
saying that children weren't
POWs and weren't to be treated as
such. Ms. Misery was asked to
I saw Ms. Misery that spring
at the Dairy Bar. She smiled at
me, and headed over. I sought
refuge behind my mother. Mother
smiled in a trembling kind of way
as she approached. "Be nice to
Laura at Large.
your teachers Laura Kathryn."
she said gently, and then wan-
dered away. Mama and I stared at
each other in amazement, that
we'd gotten off so easy.
The rest of the year we had a
substitute that we all adored, and
obeyed without having our hands
slapped with rulers, or having to
do the 'position.' Ms. Misery went
back over to Europe and never
came back. Perhaps she reunited
with her husband and lived mis-
erably ever after. We didn't know.
Like the aforementioned Israel-
ites, we only knew the reign of
misery was over, and whatever
giants might await us in the
promised land, we knew that
none of them could ever compare
to the 102 pound fury of our for-
mer school teacher whose special-
ty had been reading, writing and
W. H. "Trey" Carr, III Returning
From Tour With Peace Corps
Served With Disease Control Team Operating In
Mauritania, West Africa For 21 Month Tour of Duty
W. H. "Trey" Carr, III, a 1994
graduate of the University of West
Florida with a bachelor's degree in
SPre-Professional Biology, will be
returning home on November
18th, after serving, as a Peace
Corps volunteer in Mauritania,
He received a three month
training course in Kaedi, Mauri-
tania and then.was assigned to
work in disease control in that
country. Disease control volun-
teers operate in teams in coopera-
tion with local clinics, hospitals or
in mobile units delivering services
such as Immunization, sanitation,
and- health education,- pure water
procurement, as well as the iden-
tificaUon and treatment of disease
within local communities.
Mauritania is a country
somewhat larger than Texas
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which Includes a large portion of
the Sahara Desert. Ninety-five'
percent of the country is arid and
has a population of over two mil-
lion, of which some 46 percent are
14 years of age or younger who
have a life expectancy of about 42
Medical personnel are in
extremely short supply there with
only about one doctor for every,
100,000 people. The Peace Corps'
role is to provide these people
with the knowledge to make a bet-
ter life for themselves as well as to
provide access to certain basic
. aspects of -modern'medictne.
Trey was trained in certain
technical aspects of disease con-
trol and various aspects of the
culture and language of the
Wolofs, one of the native peoples
of that area, and received
advanced language 'training in
French as well, which is widely
spoken in this former French
After a three month training
course in Kaedi, he was assigned
to and lived in Breun, a small vil-
Slage outside Rosso, Mauritania for
the last 21 months developing a
water system for them. Breun is
on a strip of land about 1,500
yards wide between the Senegal
River and Sahara Desert.
S On the other side of the river
is the country of Senegal. The
people live in mud and cement
houses with no sanitation facili-
ties, no electricity, and no run-
ning water. The average summer- ,
time temperatures run well over
100 degrees. It is about 16 miles
to the nearest city, Rosso, which
has about 40,000 people.
They farm irrigated rice fields
which were put in by the Chinese
about 30 years ago and which
provide the only real cash crop in
ithe country. Their diet consists
primarily of rice and dried fish
which are caught :offshore in
some of the richest fishing
grounds in the world. At night.
the children are taught the Koran.
the Muslim Bible, by. the light of
South Gulf Co.
The Soutkh 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.
PD POL AD'. ACC.T FOR ROBERT L REDP.:1N INDEPENDENT r *:' 1l
bonfires made of the few remain-
ing trees in the country.
After nearly two years in
Africa, Trey is looking forward to
seeing his family and friends and
enjoying the benefits of modern
civilization before returning to his
Trey is the son ofW. H. "Billy"
Carr Jr. of Port St. Joe and Joann
Snyder of Tallahassee. He is the
grandson of Dr. and Mrs. G. D.
Snyder of Blountstown and W. H.
Bill" Carr, Sr. of Port SL Joe, and
the great-grandson of C. G.
Costin, Sr. of Port St. Joe. 4.
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*4 Thirty-three years old
Married 10 years to wife, Carol
Lifelong resident of Wewahitchka
Son of Bo and Myrle Jones
S14 years experience in Emergency Medicine
15 yearsexperience as a volunteer firefighter
SEmployed 11 years at Bay Medical Center
S* tate 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 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCT. 17, 1996
Several Methods To Cope With Crippler Arthritis
Written By: Nora Albay,
Physical Therapist, Bay St.
Joseph Care Center
Osteoarthritis is the most
common rheumatic disease
affecting the elderly population.
By the age of 75 to 79, virtually all
will have some evidence of
osteoarthritis. All the joints in the
body can be affected, but it com-
monly involves the knee, low
back, neck, hips, and small joints
in the fingers.
Most Joints have fluid for
lubrication and nutrition and a
cartilage for support. Defects in
the fluid or continuous abnormal
joint stress could cause Joint
trauma that can lead to degenera-
tion of joint cartilage. This is the
hallmark of osteoarthritis.:
The disease is more prevalent
in the elderly population, whose
Joints have been subjected to
"wear and tear" from prolonged
over use. Other risk factors aside
from aging are Joint abnormalities
since birth, obesity, sports, and
repetitive activities that may
result in excessive joint stress.
Patients with osteoarthritis
Usually complain of pain and
stiffness in the morning and
decreased joint movement that
could limit performance of daily
activities. Short periods of rest
when joints are inflamed, moist
heat application and low repeti-
tion exercise may help alleviate
Swimming or underwater
activities and bicycling are good
exercises for arthritic patients as
they allow movements but do not
put much load on the joints.
Jogging itself is not implicated to
cause arthritis but due to
increased joint stress and repeti-
tive movement, it is not recom-
mended for patients with arthritis
in the hips and knees.
Since obesity is one risk fac-
tor, weight reduction is always
encouraged. Studies showed that
a two pound weight loss can
decrease load across the hips by
seven to nine pounds. Aging how- -
ever is one risk factor we cannot
avoid. Teaching people how to:
conserve energy and protectjoints
as part of their lifestyle will help
them cope with. the debilitating
effects of the disease. ..
THERE IS NO ABSOLUTE
CURE FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS,
but here are some daily tips that
could help cope with osteoarthri-.
*Limit reaching and repetitive
activities like mopping and,
sweeping, overhead activities like
painting the wall.
*Avoid prolonged periods in
the same position. Practice good"
Pioneer Heritage Is Focus
Of Tenth Annual Goat Day
Scheduled for Saturday, October 19th in Blountstown;
Sponsored Annually by Rotary Club at Sam Atkins Park
A celebration of art and her-
itage is the focus of the 10th
Annual Goat Day festival to be
held on Saturday, October 19th in
the small Northwest Florida com-
munity of Blountstown. The event
will feature arts, crafts, food,
games, entertainment and folk
The Goat Day festivities were
born a decade ago following a
grass roots effort by a citizens
group to preserve the historical
heritage of the Florida Panhandle
region. The group obtained grants
to restore. significant "antique"
buildings from all over Calhoun
County and relocate them in ,a
designated area of Sam Atkins
Park that has become an 1800's
village known as the Panhandle
According to Rotary -Club
President Jackie Dykes, "Goat
Day is a chance for us to share
our architectural gems with the
public as we celebrate the folk
ways of a time gone by."Goat Day
attendees will have the opportuni-
ty to cros" the wooden walkway at
the park and travel back 'in time
to the pioneer settlement where
volunteers dressed in period
pieces will weave baskets, make
soap,, serve sassafras tea and, of
course, prepare goat cheese.
Other old time activities will
include cracker bull whip poppin',
spinning, weaving, and quilting.
Plus, the Blacksmith's Shop will
be open for demonstrations and
an authentic whiskeystill will be
Two stages will host continu-
al entertainment throughout the
Carnival is Oct. 26
If the recent taste of fall
weather has you yearning for an
old-fashioned carnival, you won't
want to mniss- the traditional
Halloween festivities to be held on
Saturday, October 26.at the
Kinard Community Center from '5
SFor the past two decades.
Kinard Volunteer Fire Department
members have orchestrated the
Kinard Halloween Carnival on the
last Saturday in October with
each year's event more successful
than the one before. The folks in
Kinard have managed to capture
the true spirit of an authentic car-
nival with 25 cent games (no child
walks away a loser), old fashioned
cake walks, and a cake. auction
that is famous for miles around.
One of the most anticipated
acLtivties at the carnival is the
$500 cash prize drawing in addi-
tion to several other raffled items.
Other popular.events include get-
ting dunked (or dunking: someone
else) in the dunking booth and
getting a scare in the spook room.
Children are urged to wear, their
Halloween costumes and enter,
the costume contest that is held
from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Admission is free and open to
the public. All proceeds from the
event go to the Kinard Volunteer
Fire Department. For more infor-
mation, contact Doyle Daniels at
639-5011, or any Kinard VFD
day including performances by
Sam Morgan, the 1995 Missis-
sippi Folk Song Writer of the Year,
and. "All Together Now", a multi-
cultural group 'that will present
Cherokee poetry, African drum-
ming, Appalachian dancing and
Other entertainers scheduled
to appear are "Restless Waters", a
traditional folk-grass group;
"Freaks In Motion", a contempo-
rary contact improve company
made up of high school students
from Leon County; "The Story
Weavers', tandem tellers of tradi-
tional southern tales; "Dos
Dobos",. performers of traditional
fiddle and square dance music;
and a "Deluxe Vaudeville
Orchestra", featuring old time
vaudeville music and juggling.
Over 100 artists, crafters,
food and merchant vendors are
expected to fill the festival site.
Ribbons will be awarded in recog-
nition of artistic excellence for
wood, ceramic and fabric crafts.
Old time games such as a,
penny dig, a sling shot contest, a
greased pig chase and a horse
shoe throw will be held, as well as
a sidewalk chalk art contest with
cash prizes to be awarded in that
event. Goats will be on hand in ,.
the petting zoo for children of all, .
ages to visit
Goat Day, sponsored by the,
Blountstown Rotary Club, will be,
held from 9 am. to 3 p.m. (central
time) at Sam Atkins Park off State
Road 20. For more information,
contact Rotary President Jackie
Dykes at (904) 874-5464.
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"Faith: Big Risks, Big
Profits" at M.B. First
Methodist October 26
An engineer with a patent on
a system for locating underwater
vehicles, a Panama City dentist
known for slide presentations
exploring Holy Land customs and
geography, a businessman who
flew 52 World War II missionson
a four-engine B-24. a retired col-
lege administrator, former school
teachers and current crafts per-
sons will be among eight leaders
discussing "Faith: Big Risks, Big
Profits" at First Methodist Church
Saturday, October 26.
Anyone interested in;attend-
ing is invited. Registration must
be called In to the church (648-
8820) by Monday. October 21.
..The program, made up of four 45-
minute small-group sessions, a
lunch with slide program, and an
afternoon praise service featuring
Kathryn Kalahan and the
church's choir under the direction
of Music Director. John Anderson.
will begin at 9 a.m. (CTI and end
at 4 p.m. (CT). A catered supper
will be served in the fellowship
hall at 4 p.m. (CT) Cost for the
day-long retreat is $10.
Cal Koesy and his wife, Mary
Jane Inabnit Koesy, of Panama
City, will lead a small group ses-
sion "Betting Against The Odds."
Koesy is a retired Naval Coastal
Lab engineer who now operates a
120-acre farm producing pulp-
wood and pure bred Charolais
cattle. During his career, he
served as science advisor to the
Commander of the U. S. Naval
forces in Viet Nam, headed Navy
lab departments, and reached the
rank of Commander in the Naval
Mary Jane holds a degree In
speech from F.S.U. and worked in
personnel at the Navy lab before
leaving the career field to raise
her children. She played the bas-
soon when younger and still plays
the piano. She loves gardening
and crocheting in her retirement
Both of the Koesys are leaders
in building a mission church in
Ebro, and Koesy goes on annual
preaching missions to third world
countries. He will have Just
returned from Indonesia for the
October 26th retreat. He will also
deliver the message for the after-
noon"pralse service."" -' "
Dr. Art Zediker and his wife
Dietra, also of Panama City, will
lead a small group session on
"Know When To Fold." Zediker, a
dentist for the past 24 years, is
active in area dental societies but
also works with volunteers at a
children's dental clinic in
Jerusalem. He has led tours of the
Holy Land for a number of years
and studied with scholars of
Israel's geography and customs.
He will present a special
lunch time slide program illus-
trating how customs and geogra-
phy make the Bible more real to
us. Dr. Zediker also teaches a
seminary course and various dis-
cipleship courses in and around
the area, and is active in the
Emmaus Walk program.
Charlie and Jeanne Earnest
of Pensacola will lead the small
group session, "Know When To
Hold." Earnest, originally from
Carrolton, Georgia, is a retired
history teacher from Pensacola
Junior College, where he served
as Director of Admissions and
Registration. He has been active
in civic activities, once serving as
president of Pensacola Exchange
Club and the Pensacola Dinner
Club. His retirement joys are
spectator sports, travel, and yard
work. He has been active in
church offices and activities all
his life and currency teaches a.
men's Bible study, works on the
church missions committee, and
in Its music program.
Jeanne, born in Miami, was a
mother and wife for 15 years and
then became a school teacher.
She taught Spanish and English
for the next 26 years. She also
worked as a legal secretary and
later in merchandising before she
retired. Also active In civic activi-
ties, she once served as president
of the Pensacola Federation of
Garden Clubs and of Escambia
County Teachers of English.
She has served as docent for
art museums and is a member of
League of Women Voters. She
loves travel and has combed
Russia, Scandinavia, China.
Hawaii, Japan, Canada, and some
European countries. Mrs. Earnest
has taught Sunday School, sung
in choirs, worked in special pro-
grams, held offices, and "provided
missions of snacks and sleeping
quarters for traveling choir mem-
bers, missionaries and exchange
students." during her years with
New Covenant Church
Hosts Conference 1996
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
scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.
.No registration for the workshops
will be required.
For additional Information
call Denise at 229-8137, Monday
through Friday from noon until 2
The family at New Life
Christian Center Church would
Like to invite everyone to come out
from Thursday, October 17th
through Sunday, October 20th to
help them celebrate their pastors'
Services each night will begin
at 7 p.m. and Sunday morning at
II a.m. Speakers will be Pastor
Charles Pettis, Drs. Daniel and
Shirley White, Pastor David
Fernandez, and Evangelist Walter
The church family and pas-
tors, Johnny and Shirley Jenkins,
hope to see you there
Discover God's love!
Every person is welcome
/ 1 \
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at I I am. & 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 am. & 5.45 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children's choirs 6 p.m., Children & Youth Mirb ions 7 p.m
rayer & Devotion 7 p.m. Adult Pra6e Choir 6 p.m.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music and youth
\ The friendly place to worship!
First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10-00 a in. & 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 & Calformia 6-4-5776
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
-7:30 and, 11:00 a.m. (ET)
+ -'Sunday School 9:45'
L ST. JOHN'S.* WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
'o As Laura and I were
1 entering a department
store recently, 1 heard a
Oliver F. Taylor young mother tell her
Visitation Minister. First children that she needed
United Methodist Church sar putting things on
to start puttingingson
lay away. I noticed that Christmas items were
beginning to be displayed. In order for this fam-
ily to have things ready for Christmas it would
take discipline and planning. I admired this
young mother's attitude that things would be in
order when the time comes.
Christianity also has a need for discipline
and planning. In Matthew 6:19-21 we find "Do
not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth.
where moth and rust consume, and where
thieves break through and steal, but lay up for
yourselves treasures in heaven-For where
your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
In a material way family is important at
Christmas. We also need to keep our spiritual
treasures in proper perspective.
"We are excited to have these
eight people coming to lead us
and share with us," church Lay
Leader John Joyner said. "Some
of us have already met with them
and know something about their
own stories of faith and struggle.
They can encourage us. They can
enlighten us. They can challenge
us. We expect a great things from
this retreat," he added.
First Methodist is located at
111 22nd Street in Mexico Beach.
This column is provided as a service of the Gull County Guidance Clnic. Inc., a professional counseling
and mental health center. It is not intended to replace psychological counseling or treatment services.
I am 40 years old and have been
married for sixteen (16) years. My wife
has recently decided to move out and
file for divorce. I don't know why. Our
marriage seemed to be going okay and
then suddenly she Just left I got
divorce papers in the mail today.
I have tried to talk to her over and
over again, but she is so cold and
doesn't make sense. She avoids me
and tells me to get some help. I know
that if I can Just see her face-to-face. I
can convince her to come home. I
don't sleep at night; I don't eat; and
can't get her off my mind. What
should I do? I can't just let her go after
16 years of marriage.
This Is a rough time for you. full
of confusion and pain. You will be on
an emotional roller coaster for a while
and may need help from a counselor
through this period of adjustment.
While you don't want to just give up
16 years of marriage. there is usually
not much you can do to fght your sep-
araton if your wife really wants it.
if your wife will not see a coun-
selor with you and If you have been
served papers, chances are good that
she's serious. The best course of
action now would be letting her go.
taking care of yourself. looking realls-
tically toward the future, recovering
from the loss. and keeping the divorce
as civil as possible (This is especially
Important if children are Involved).
You will recover quicker and your
divorce will be much less conflictual if
you accept what Is happening. Here
are some things you can do to address
some problems you may face in the
First you must realize that what-
ever reasons she gives for ending your
marriage will not make sense to you.
Nothing she can say will help you jus-
tify her decision in your mind. You
must stop fying to figure out why. at
least for now. Maybe after you begin to
recover, the reasons will become clear-
er. In the meantime. accept that she
wants a divorce and begin to make
plans for your recovery.
You will probably be inclined to
hold on to false hope and read into her
behavior and things she says. If she is
polite to you. It does not mean her
decision has changed. Sometimes she
may even give you false hope if you
ask for it in order to temporarily ease
your pain. Avoid Interpreting her
actions and behavior to mean some-
thing it does not.
Set some boundaries for your
contacts with her. You will probably
need to discuss business in the
upcoming months, but your discus-
sions should be confined primarily to
the problems at hand. This is not to
say that you should be cold or imper-
sonal. but understand that your rela-
tionship has changed. and you should
take care not to assume that the same
level of intimacy still exists. You may
find yourself very disappointed if you
You may also have irresistible
Impulses to contact her at times not
agreed upon by her. This would be a
mistake. She may receive this as
harassment, and you will find yourself
confused and disappointed if she
becomes.angry.. The less. contact .you ....
have with her. the sooner you will
recover. She will also appreciate your
not putting pressure on her and may
minimize the conflict in your relation-
Look realistically toward your
future and begin making plans and
adjustments in the areas of finances.
where you will live. social contacts.
etc. You may need to contactan attor-
ney. Although you should avoid con-
filct as much as possible. much of
your future may be determined in the
divorce decree. You will want to be fair
but also take care of yourself.
Find some time to take care of
yourself. You are vulnerable to depres-
sion. anxiety, and medical problems
right now. See your doctor about an
exercise program and diet. Avoid with-
drawing socially. Contact some friends
or family who can support you and
keep you occupied.
I would strongly advise seeing a
counselor to help with the emotional
adjustment. Divorce Is traumatic for
everyone involved, and you will do well
.to talk to an objective person to vall-
date your thinking and help you with
the emotional ups and downs. There
are many good private counselors in
the area and Gulf County Guidance
Clinic has several who can help and a
24 hour crisis line. should an emer-
gency arise. Let us know if we can
Sincerely. Ed Dennis. N.S.
Clinical Services Supervisor
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.
iUrgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to
Sermon Series Now in Progress,
Sunday Mornings at 10:00 A.M
in the life 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
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCT. 17, 1996 PAGE 5B
Faith Bible Shows
Chuck Colson Film
Faith Bible Church will pre-
sent the ilm "Reluctant Prophet",
the story of today's Jonah,
Sunday, October 20th at 6:00
p.m. at 301 Twentieth Street in
Port St. Joe.
The film by World Wide
Pictures is the story of Charles
Colson, a modern day Jonah, and
proclaims hope in today's perilous
Charles Colson has been a
-very prominent Christian
spokesman for over 20 years;
however, prior to his conversion.
he would have seemed a most
unlikely candidate for that posi-
tion. He was Instead, a promi-
nent voice in politics-the White
House hatchet man, Special
Counsel to President Nixon-one
of the most powerful men in
Charles Colson: Reluctant
Prophet shares this extraordinary
story of Mr. Colson's Journey from
the proud politician to the con-
victed felon, and finally to the
humble servant of God. He never
dreamed his brokenness could be
redeemed in such a dramatic and
Like the prophet Jonah,
Colson speaks to a wayward soci-
ety, sounding the alarm of a com-'
Faith Bible Church invites all
who would like to see the behind
the scenes story' of this modern
day reluctant prophet, to come
Sunday evening at 6 o'clock
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
First iBaptist Churchl
102 THIRD STREET. PORT ST. JOE
SWorship 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
SPastor Minister of Music & Youth
F first United 9fethodist Church
S111 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
1 Morning Church .....................9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ....................10:15 a.rm. 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
l.A^ FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
X 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
42 i SUNDAY WORSHIP .........................10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL ........................11 a.m.
SU S N )SUNDAY SCHOOL *Young Children
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor
Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
(1/10 mile north of Overstreet Road)
The Church of Christ
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday School ............. 9 a.m. CDT
Worship Service ..................................... 10 am. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m.
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
t ~REV. BILL WHITE, PASTOR
2420 Long Ave.
I/I:."I Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
Sunday School ......................1.................... 10 a.m.
Morning Worship ...........................11....a... a.m.
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FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School .........9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship ....11:00 a.m. Fellowship ..............6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ........7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wednesday .............7:30 p.m.
PASTOR Choir Director, Robin E. Downs, Jr.
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PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCT. 17, 1996
By: Karen Falbe
The Sharks' football team
had a disappointing loss to Tal-
lahassee's North Florida Christian
this past week. They hope to turn
things around as they go on the
road again this week against
Congratulations are once
again in order for members of the
"Purple Pack" for their, perfor-
mance in the seventh .annual
Shark Invitational. The boys cross
country team placed second at the
meet setting a new team record.
Gabe Clark set both a new
personal' best and new school
record with his first place finish
(15:46); Also. participating in the
meet were Germain Clark, 6th;
Kelon 'McNair, 11th,', Chad
Thompson, 18th; Nick Sweazy,
19th; Eric-' Sellers, 26th; Rod
Givens, 35ti; Jeff Schweikert,
39th; and Clay Smallwood, 44th.
The team will compete in the
Eagle invitational this Saturday.
The girls cross country
team also participated in the
Shark Invitational resulting in a
fourth place finish. Placing in the
meet for the Sharks was Latrika
Quinn, 21st; Jessica Hill, 22nd;
Anna Reynolds, 25th; Maclaine
Howse, 28th; Lacey Johnson,
42nd; and Katie Kllbourne, 50th.
The first nine weeks of the
'96-'97 school year is coming to
Port St. Joe
: TANYA VARNUM
"STUDENTS OF THE WEEK"
Drew Tuten Is the seventh
grade "Student of the Week" and
Jarrod Wester Is the "Student of
the Week" for the eighth grade.
Congratulations to both ofyoul
The PSJMS girls volleyball
team will play North Florida
Christian on Friday, October 18
(there) at 4:30. They will finish
out the season playing Wewa on
Monday, October 21 (there) at
5:30. GOOD LUCK, LADY,
Congratulations to the
PSJMS football team for defeating
Florida High on October 10. The
score was 30-12. They are playing
Wakulla (there) on Thursday.
October 17 (today), and they will
finish out the season with a "pur-
ple and white" game on Tuesday,
October 22. CO SHARKS!
FRao THE PRINCIPAL'S DESk
BY: CHRIs A. EARLY
END OF 9 WEEK GRADING PERIOD
Wednesday. October 16
ended the first nine week grading
period. Due to problems related to
"Josephine", last week's news
article advertising exam dates
never made the press. Report
cards are. scheduled to be given to
parents during our "Open House".
Please remember. Port St Joe
Middle School will have an "Open
House" on Monday, October 28 at
6 p.m. All parents/guardians and
students are encouraged to
attend. Report cards will be
issued, elections for the, P.T.S.O.
and Athletic Booster Clubs willtbe:
held, and the School Improve-
ment Team will' be updated. In
Gulf County Schools
OCTOBER 21 25
MON-Pizza, Peaches, Tossed
Salad, Milk and Cookie.
TUES-Chicken, Rice with
Gravy, Green Beans, Apple-
sauce, Roll and Milk.
WEDS- Meat /Che'ese
Sandwich. French Fries, Milk
Salad, Fruit Cup, Rolls and
FRI- Batter Dipped Fish or
Crab Cake, Cole Slaw, Baked
Beans, Bread, Milk and
an end. That means students will
once again be hitting the books as
they prepare to take semester
exams this week.
Students are reminded that
school pictures will be taken on
Tuesday, October, 22nd; however,
senior portraits will be taken on
Wednesday the 23rd. Be sure to
look your best.
Attention sophomores, jun-
iors, and seniors. You are eligible'
for competition in the Voice of
Democracy scholarship program.
This essay gives high school stu-
dents a chance to voice their opin-
ions on their responsibility to our
country. The winner receives a
five-day all-expense-paid trip to
Washington, D.C., and the oppor-
tunity to compete for a national
scholarship totaling over
$118,000. The deadline for partic-
ipating is November 1. See Ms.
Witten for details.
Juniors, you are eligible to
compete for the HOBY seminar.
See your English teacher for
JV Cheerleaders are selling
chances to win tickets to the FSU-
Southern Mississippi game on
'November 16th. The tickets are
for two chances to win a set of 50-
yard line tickets. The drawing will
be held at halftime on homecom-
order for the middle school to
continue to. improve, we need
your help. Please make plans to
1*/2!2 SALES TAX
On November 5 the voters of
Gulf County will have the oppor-
tunity to vote on a proposed .005
sales tax. The funds generated
from this proposed tax are slated
to be used for a "major facility
renovation and remodeling" of
PSJ Elementary School.
The existing facility is in poor
condition and desperately needs'
renovation. Without the passage
of this sales tax, the school board
will have to fund this renovation
with alternative means, most like-
ly an ad valorem (property) tax
increase. The .005 sales tax is the
most appropriate' means of
financing the project with the
least impact on taxpayers.
Please vote "YES" on
November 5, and help provide a
facility for the elementary school
students that we can all be proud
BOOSTER CLUB RAFFLE
:The Middle School Athletic
Booster Club is selling raffle tick-
ets for a 12 gauge shotgun.
Donations are $1.00. Please see a
booster club member for dona-
PURPLE/WHITE FooTBALL GAME
On Tuesday, October 22 the
middle school will conclude the
football season with a "Purple/
White" intersquad game. The
game will start at 1 p.m.
Concessions will be sold. Student
tickets will'be on sale in the mid-
dle school office for $1,00 on
Monday and Tuesday, October
21st and 22nd.
Faith Christian School will
not be in session on Friday,
October 18th and Monday,
October 21st. The teachers will be
at a Spiritual Life Retreat in St.
Simons, Georgia sponsored by
Winning Women of Florida.
Please pray for the safety of
our older students as they travel
home from "The Wilds", a
Christian school-camp in North
Carolina. Accompanying the 7th-
12th grade students are Krista
Vinson, Shonnie Peterson, Alma
Pugh, Liz Goff, Roger Louks,
Eddie Davis, Michael Hammond,
and Michael Chisolm.
Those in K-6th are enjoying a
book fair. The book fair will end
on Thursday, October 17th at
4:00 p.m. On Tuesday, October
15th we will have the book fair
from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Please
plan to come by and visit
Plans for the Harvest Festival
are coming along. We'll be sending
"tickets for the students to sell for
chicken plates at the festival. Paul
By Linda Whitfield
"Writing With A Contusion"
Sunday night after church I
reached to turn on a light in a
dark room and fell over a piece of
exercise equipment that I had for-
gotten about. After a night of ice
packs, and pain, I went to the Dr.
for x-rays. Dr. Barnes said it was
a contusion and for me to try to
use it as much as possible. So if
any unknown words show up,,.:
blame it on paint
"Take a lot of life wires and
see that they are well grounded!
3, 2, 1, ....BLAST OFF I I
The fourth graders are busy
making preparations for a field
trip to Space Camp In December.
The trip is scheduled for
December 4th through 6th in
Titusville. The students will have
the opportunity to experience the
astronaut training simulators,
board a full scale orbiter mock-up
and build ai orbiting space sta-
tion for the future.
It is going to cost over $5,000
for our students to attend. If you
would like to make a donation to
our cause, please contact Pam
Sumnier., at 639-2476. Fundrals-
ers are being planned. Or you
might like to consider sending one
student. The cost is $75.00.
How's That Again?
*T.E.A.M. teacher Lori Price
was going over the articles of the
constitution with her class. The
one dealing with how long a pres-
ident could serve was in 'discus-
sion. Franklin Roosevelt was the
only president who has served
four consecutive terms. Mrs. Price
asked if that could happen again,
and one student said, "No, he's
*On the trip to the ostrich
farm, one of Mrs, Hinote's stu-
dents remarked that the pioneer
farm was like it was in- the good ,
*A kindergarten student in
Miss Walker's class!"
Student Of The Week
Randy Harper chose Ben
Holley as the third grade student,
of the week. He is the 8-year-old
son of Mary Ann Holley and Ben
Holley. His favorite thing to do is
go to the river. When he grows up,
he would like to be a carpenter so
he can build stuff. He likes to play
with Jacob Jordan and watch his
favorite TV show, "Clueless". His
favorite color is black and claims
"Chasing Waterfalls" as his
Mr. Harper says this about
Ben, "Ben is a very well-rounded
thdnfnt. RBen is a hard worker and
Mrs. Walker's class made it is interest
known that she knew why Mrs. receive a
Walker's class was dismissed Kitchen. (
first. "Why is that?" said Mrs. A
Walker. "It (meaning the intercom)
says, dismiss walkers and dis is We w
From the Principal of
by Larry A. Mathes
Not this Friday-we play
Chattahoochee in Wewa at 7:00
p.m. this Friday-but next Friday
night the Gators will host
Carrabelle High School at 7:00 for
the annual "Homecoming" game.
Coronation ceremonies will take,
'place at night during the week
;this year in the commons, on
Tuesday, October 22 at 7 p.m.
The public is invited
The parade will be Friday at 2
p.m., with students being
released at noon to prepare and
attend. Alumni are Invited to eat
lunch and visit at 12:30 p.m. Call
Betty Holloway at 639-2611 or
Tim Hammon at 639-2228 for any
details you might need! Do you
want to be In the parade? Call Mr.
SThe first shot this year at the'
HSCT tests in math and commu-
nications (both areas must be'
passed for a regular diploma) has
been 'completed. Now, we all hold
our breath until results are
returned. Last year preparation
) Port St. Joe Elementary School
Students Of The Week
Congratulations to, our
"Students of the Week"
Michael Harrison, Justin Mullins,
Amanda Davis, Candace Branch,
Caroline Capps, Stephen Taran-
Uno, Ryan Laine, and Penny
Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week ,illl be
observed October 23rd to 31st.
Please display a red ribbon at
By: Jo Hernandez
Last Friday, Mrs. Plair's ;
News Column -'
Faith Christian School
Gant a friend of the school, will
be cooking the chicken and we !
will add baked beans, cole slaw, -
rolls and tea. There will also be
baked goods for sale, a garage
sale, crafts for sale, and games for
the students. Parents, if you J
haven't returned' your "sign-up"
sheet, please do so.
COMPUTER CLASS .
The students taking the
"Futurekids" computer classes
are having a great time and learn-
ing new computer skills. There
are still a few openings if you are
interested. The teacher, Rose
Marie Anderson, will be available
on Thursday after 4:00 pm for
"Interview With Lisa McGuffin"
by Kenny McDuffle
Mrs. MpGuffin who is the K-4
aide, came to Faith Christian
School because she loves to teach
children, and she also wants to
help teach them about God.
When she is not at Faith.
Christian she is at Gulf Coast
Community College working on
finishing her education to get her:
degree in elementary education. ,
your home or business to show
your support in the fight against
Fifth Grade Musical
Our flfth grade students,
under the direction of Ann
Comforter, will present a musical,
"This Is My Country",' on
Thursday, October 24th at 7 p.m.
in the auditorium. Everyone is
Invited to attend.
Highland View Elementary
fourth and sixth grade science
classes were visited by Alan
Graham of Gulf Power to demon-,
strate "Safe Electricity". During
his presentation, Mr. Graham
showed the students the various
safety procedures needed during
the handling of electricity in dif-
ferent times in our lives.
He also showed them a con-
ductor, Insulator and proper safe-
ty measures to use around
downed power lines as well as in
the. home and classroom. These
students learn valuable informa-
tion from lectures and presenta-
In her spare time she is busy tak-
ing care of her son, Tyler. Her
husband is the director of the
EMS service for Gulf County. Her
goals in life are to just be happy
and receive her degree.
"Chorus" by Lee Goff
Chorus has gotten off to a
good start this year. This class
consists of nineteen students,
and is the biggest chorus class
ever recorded in Faith Christian's
The new officers of chorus are
as follows: Suzanne Davis, presi-
dent; Amber Watkins, vice-presi-
dent; Lee Goff, secretary; and
Eroica Porter, treasurer.
The chorus is planning to do
a lot of drama this year because of
how much fun the students had
producing "The, Ride" last year.
They are also learning sign lan-
guage to make class a little more
ed in learning." Ben will
pizza from Howie's Pizza
Big Thank You
would like to give a big
for these tests was interrupted by
bad weather, and this year bad
weather in the area again inter-
This Thursday, the PSAT test
is being given for the first time
this year. This test is a practice
test for the real thing. Why take
It?? Because statistics show that
the more times the test is taken
the higher the scores usually are.
and since college admission
sometimes depends on these
scores, then the higher the better
This year's annual is on sale.
If you have riot been contacted,
please call Debbie Cole at 639-
2228. We must sell a certain
number to make it cost effective
to print. If you want to see the
yearbook continued, please help
by ordering one nowl
The first nine weeks is over--
report cards will go out on
October 25 (Homecoming Day).
High school (9-12) cards will show
only the final grade-in the class.
In the past final grades were also'
Report cards for the first nine
weeks will be sent home on
Friday, October 25th. If you
would like to schedule .a
parent/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-
2118 to sign up. We also need 3-
liter drinks, cakes, and candied
apples. The success of our Fall
Festival depends on your support
Vote YES, November 5
Why do we need a .005 sales
tions of these types, so if you are
in a job or career that you feel
children should know more
about, please call us and we will
be glad to have you talk to our
Longhouse or Tepee ? ? ?
Mrs. Colbert's fifth grade
class has been reading the novel,
"Indian In The Cupboard", by
Lynne Reid Banks and have
taken an extensive look into the
lifestyles of the Northeast Indians
of the United States. "All Indians
live in tepees." Or so Omri
The longhouse was the pri-
mary housing type for the Eastern
Woodland Indians. It was a long
hall stretched end to end with
areas sectioned off on either side
for the sleeping areas. The house
was made by sewing pieces of
bark to the tops and sides of the
house. There was also room to
house from four to 20 people. The
Interior was able to hold artifacts
such as bows, arrows, pottery and
a cooking area.
The other type of housing for
the Indian was the traditional
tepee. The tepee is a dwelling
place made of skins from animals.
It had poles which were spread
out and fastened at the bottom
with pegs or stones. They were up
to 4.5m in height and 9m In diam-
eter. They were used by the Plains
Indians as they hunted for the
bison across the plains.
The children have made their
own tepees and longhouses from
various mediums such as palmet-
to leaves, bark, old tee shirts,
recycled paper bags, leather and
Individual Pictures .
Once again it is time to put on
thank you to the Tapper Foun-
dation and the P.C. Jr. Woman's
Club for providing winter
!wardrobes for 19 of our.students.
The students and sponsors went
to P.C. last Friday to purchase the
clothes and had a wonderful day.
Helping others-that's what it's
October 16-First nine weeks
October 16-Bosses' Day (and
we sure have a sweet one!)
October 30-First Grade Play
(time announced later)
October 31-Halloween; our
Fall Festival is from 12:15 to
*November 1l1-Third grade
Veteran's Day Program at foot-
printed, but that will not show on
the new nine week report. The
computer will figure the final
average and then print only the
final grade-I hope it is a good
Our students will already
have their new schedules as of
this Thursday morning. As we go
through the year, problems that
pop up are being noted so that
adjustments to the block sched-
ule can be made to help keep
things running smoothly.
Have you been contacted
about the 1/2t local sales tax
issue that is needed to finance the
complete renovation of Port St.
Joe Elementary School? I hope
you'll support this issue. If you're
wondering why I am asking the
north end of the county to sup-
port this, it's because it will help
free up money we will need on
this end, plus show we're Interest-
ed in all of Gulf County's school*
Two announcements: Senior
parent meeting about Project
Graduation, Friday night at 6
p.m., before the game. Please
attend, senior parentsll
And, Friday, October 26, the
WHS Band Booster Fish Fry will
start at 12:00 Noon at Lake Alice
Park-$5.00 a plate includes
everything. WHS band will pro-
vide music, plus other groups will
play; -Music,. for. everyonedofne
on out and support the band
tax? Port St. Joe Elementary
School is in need of major facility
renovation and remodeling.
What happens if the sales tax
creates more revenue than. is
expected? For the first few years,
some of the excess can be used to
offset the difference in the funds
raised on the bond sale and funds
needed to complete the construc-
tion. The money can then be set
aside for the early retirement of
I need more information. Who
can I contact? If you have any
questions or concerns, call 229-
8256 or 639-2871, give the per-
son answering the call your ques-
tion(s) and someone, will return
your call with an answer.
your best clothes, fix your hair
and bring your best smile, It is
individual picture time. On
Friday, October 18th pictures will
be taken, so don't forget to be
This Saturday, October 19th
the annual Halloween carnival
will be held form 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
at the school. This is our, major
fund raising event, so pleasecome
and support our school and chil-
dren. Our carnival will begin with
a parade at 9:30 at the Highland
View Baptist Church and will.pro-
ceed to the school. All those who
will be participating in the'
parade, please be at the church
by 9:15 a.m. There will be prize
money awarded to the best cos-
tumes (lst-$15; 2nd-$10; and
Volunteer sign-up forms have
been sent home. If you have not
yet responded it is still not too
late. Just show up and help out
where needed or contact your
child's teacher today. We are ask-
ing for 2-liter drinks to be brought
to the school by each child, so if
you have not sent in your drink,
please do so by Friday.
Thank you for making this a
success, and we want to thank all
those who have already worked
behind the scenes to get it to
where we are today.
School Advisory Meeting .
The first school advisory
meeting will take place on
Tuesday, October 22 at 5:30 p.m.
in the school office. Everyone is
invited to attend.
That's It .
Well, that will do it for this
week in the 'View, Have a great
week. How 'bout those NOLES.
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE FL THURSDAY, OCT. 17, 1996 PAGE 7B
1985 Olds Cutlass Ciera, loaded,
$2,400. 639-5686. 2te 10/17
MOB 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 tv., $400. Welder
workout center, $35. 227-1375.
13/14 foot gavanized boat trailer,
$150. Call 639-5894 after 4 p.m.
3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Lind: 100l'x65
SPECIAL FEATURES: Lovely brick home on landscaped lot in quiet neigh-
borhood. Plush carpeting, quality ceiling rans, rehrushed wood luichen cab-
inets, Ig. master bedroom w/pnvare bith. Buy this home for as low as
$390.00/monthl Price includes: range/oven, ceding fans, satellite dish and
receiver, carpet, drapes and blinds.
THE BEACHES HOUSE/PET SIT-
TERS. Collect mail / check lights /
locks / etc. Feed & exercise your pets.
As low as $6.00 a day. Mow grass /
pool care/etc. Willing for extra $$. Re-
liable couple. Contact Ron & Maxine
Leopold at 648-4204' anytime/leave
message. tfc 10/3
Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian
Church, Hwy. 71, Al Anon meets
Monday at 7:00. AA meets Monday
and Thursday at 7:00.
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SC. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer Work, root
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septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box A1 C, Port St. Joe
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
UC. #ER0013168 *INSURED
13 ft. aluminum and fiberglass center
console boat, with a like new 25 hp
Suzuki. Many extras. See at Capt
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TUESDAY AUCTION! Every
Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at Port
Theatre. We'll sell it for you! Also
ANTIQUE MALL SPACE
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PORT ST. JOE
Surfaide Serenity Group, 1st United
Methodist Church, 22nd St., Mexico
Beach. Monday 7:30: Friday 7:30.
All times central, 647-8054.
K O CH"E'
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WILLIE M.H. ROCHE
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
Catherine L. Collier.,
lndenpendcnt Sales Representative
211 Alen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
Peerce Heating & Cooling
LICENSED INSURED SALESAND SERVICE
AIC Heating Ice Machines* Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
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H- & M IRRIGATION.
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HAL KEELS FREE 229-2738
JAMES WILEY ESTIMATES 227-7205
Roger Stokes 67-3328
New Construction Repairs- 5tp1o,/
LOANS DS I 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.-Frl. 10-5, Sat. 9-12
Harmon's Heavy Equipment co.
Specializing in Black Top Soil
BULL DOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS TRACTORS DUMP TRUCKS'
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821
3 bdrm. apartment, 960 sq. ft., LR,
DR, kit., laundry room, new paint &
carpet, $335 month. Call 227-3511.
Casa Del Mar, 2 bdrm., 1 1/2 bath
apartment for rent. 229-6961.
Unfurnished 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
baths on Cape San Bias, Gulf view &
access to beach. 1 mile from state
pakr. $500 month with $200 deposit
647-5349 or 227-1235. tfc 10/17
12'x60' trailer for rent, 5 miles from
Overstreet Bridge, $250 month, $150'~,
deposit 648-5306. tfc 10/10I,,
Beachside condo/townhouse, 2
bdrm., 2 ba. fully: furnished, $550
month w/$250 security deposit Call
648-8487. tfc 10/10
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
Large house. St. Joe Beach, new car-
pet, doors and blinds with new paint
Job inside, $525 month. $400 deposit
648-5306. tfe 9/26
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfc 10/3
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"Catering to All Your Lawn Service Needs"
MOWING, EDGING, TRIMMING, SPRAYING, i
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announces NEW PENTIUMS
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Average Stump $10.00
A-1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
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348 Santa Anna St.
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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. tfc 10/3
Apt. for rent, downtown
Port St. Joe. 517 1/2 4th
St. Downstairs apartment.
2 bedroom, 1 bath. Call
Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
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furniture, antique, restaurant, bar,
clinic or general office use. 639-5608.
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This complex is funded by the Farm-
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aged by Advisors Realty.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
SLarge 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.,
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
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air, washer/dryer hook-up. .
* One bedroom apartment washer/
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2 bedrooms, I bath. Land: 2 lots (60'x130' total)
SPECIAL FEATURES: One story frame bungalow extensively PO ST. JOE
remodeled in 1995. New wiring, cen. heat/air, water heater, updat- 227-1450
ed bath & morel Lg. iv. rm., separate dining & family-size kitchen 2 2 wU45
with eat-in area. Spacious back yard, lot is fenced. Price includes
range, freezer, blinds, new ceihng fans.
COINS BY THE BAYI
Port SL Joe Lodge No.111CONSyTHER
Reg. Stated Communication I buy and sell old coins and paper
Ist and 3rd Thursday each money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8104. Bus. 229-6803.
month, 8:00 p.m.,Masonic Hall, Home 229-8104 Bus. 2296803.
214 Reid Ave. PRECISION
Robert Redmon, W.M. PRECISION
Bill Jordon, Sec.
1st & 3rd weeks-Dec. CARPENTRY
Carpentry, Home Repairs
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS & Maintenance Services
Port St. Joe Serenity Group & Maintenance services
Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m. Pressure Washing &
Tuesday 8:00 p.m. Painting,
Thursday, 8:00 p. Marine Construction
AL-ANON K .. .... .
Thurs., 8:0 p.m. 27 years experience
Tues. & Thurs. meetings atst United All Work Guarened
Methodist Church. PSJ A W227 "---ra --d
REMODELS NEW CONSTRUCTION
HURRICANE & FREEZE DAMAGE
REPAIRS and SERVICES
ROBERT NOWELL (904) 639-5849
LIC. #RF0037072 4t :iwo
A/C, Heating, Refrigeration, and Ice
Ventilation a Sheet Metal Fab. Natural
Gas & Electrical Equipment Contractor
Wewahitchka,' FL 32465
State Mech #RM0066465 Ernie "ooter Harden/Owner
Phone 904-639-2454 eel. Ph. #227-5036 tfc e/20q
CUSTOM HOME PLANS
Rose Ma.y Mapel
.,6240 Hwy. 98West
S: Port St.Joe; FL 32456
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..$ :ALLEN'S GULF'
Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Free Estimates and Design
Allen Norris e 229-8786 Pump Repair
Business and Personal Payroll Prekaration
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. b SIFEKT
TAccounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 t 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 tfci2/14
Une ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
5 for each additional word.
$2.00 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
PAGE SB THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCT. 17, 1996
One and two bedroom apartments. 2
blocks from beach. Call 647-3544,
ask for Jason. tfc 10/3
Safe 'N Dry
214 3rd St., PSJ, FL
Marquis Corp. supports Senior Citi-
zens Giant Yard Sale to be'held at the
Centennial Building on October 19th,
to benefit tSenior Citizens: Building
Fund. Be there to support your com-
munityl To donate items call 227-
1121, ask forAlicia. 2tp 10/10
Yard Sale: 1607 Monument Ave. Sat-
urday, 8 a.m.
Garage Sale: 5 storage units; furni-
ture, appliances, clothes, good stuff.
816 4th St. at Gulf Storage Units.
Saturday, 7:30 12:00.
Yard Sale: Sat., Oct. 19, 8:00 a.m.
until. 816 Garrison Ave. Rain post-
pones a week.
Country Yard Sale: White iron bed,
new twin size complete, round table &
chaiis, cherry headboard double bed
spool, bed, multi-colored couch, .lg.
size women's clothes 18-28; men's
clothes sm-med., girls size 2T-3T,
dishes, cookware, canister sets, jewel-
ry, car booster seat, table high chair,
Hoover vacuum cleaners new,lots of
odds & ends, 6952 Ganley Rd., off
Hwy. 71; Five Acre Arms. Watch for
signs. 639-3572, Saturday, Oct. 19.
Lots of country crafts. Itp,
Yard Sale: 133 Barbara Dr.. Wardn
Ridge. Women's. boy's & girl's clothes.
shoes, etc. Saturday, Oct. 19. 8:00 -
12:00. Itc 10/17
Saturday, Oct. 19,,
8:00 a.m., cent. time.
Tool, 'jewelry, small elec.
appliances, men's wear,
etc. Far too much to list.
Mexico Beach, just off
Overstreet Rd., 386A at 700
15th St. Look for signs.
Experienced LPN or medical assistant
for busy medical office. Applications
will be taken through Oct. 25 and
may be picked up at Wewahltchka
Medical Center. 2tc 10/17
Job Notice: The City of Port St Joe is
accepting applications for the follow-
Water Plant Operator, $6.85/hr. &
Senior Technician / Pretreatment
Specialist, Wastewater Treatment
Application and Job description may
be picked up and returned to the Mu-
nicipal Building. 305 Fifth Sty., Oct
The City of Port St Joe enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy and Is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. 2t 10/17.
Taking. applications for various Job
positions. Apply In person at Linda's
Restaurant. 2te 10/17
COMMUNITY HOME HEALTH of Ap-
alachicola has Immediate opening for
D.O.N. This is a full time position. In-
dividual must be an R.N. with strong
management skills. 3 years nursing
experience., 2 years administrative
exp., excellent benefits, competitive
salary & state retirement Fax resume
to Belinda at 904-638-9253 or mail to
Community Home Health, P. O. Box
889, Chipley, FL 32428, Attn: Belin-
da. I. tc 10/17
Kitchen manager wanted for year
round restaurant Pay rate based on
experience. Send resume to: Resum6,!
P. O. Box 13564, Mexico Beach, FL
'32410. tfc 10/3
LOOKING for mature individual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
lea Financial Services. Take charge
and manage a portion of our multi-
faceted business. We offer high com-
mission income potential, flexible
hours, many other pluses. Could start
part time. For interview, call today.
648-8565. tfc 10/3
The City of Mexico Beach has a va-
cancy in the municipal road depart-
ment The position has a starting an-
nual salary of $16,078 with medical
benefits for employee arid family, re-
tirement plan, paid uniform service,
vacation and sick time benefits. The
position requires prior experience in
operation of backhoes, tractors, etc.
Interested applicants should apply in
person at 118 N. 14th St., Mexico
Beach, FL. Mexico Beach is an equal
opportunity employer and enforces a
drug-free work place. Contact person
- John Mclnnis, City Administrator.
Applications will be taken until 4:00
p.m., Oct 28, 1996. 2tc 10/17
An Ohio Oil company needs mature
person now in the PORT ST. JOE
area. Regardless of experience, write
C. N. Read, P. O. Box 696, Dayton,
OH 45401. Itp 10/17
POSTAL JOBS, $12.68/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. Clerical,
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)
769-8301. ext. FL 515, 9 a.m. 9
p.m. Sun.-Fri. 4tp 9/26
5 hp garden tiller, like new, less than
5 hours. $250. Call 639-2807.
One basketball goal complete, $80.
One skateboard ramp (1/4 ramp),
$20. One tow bar for jeep. $50. Call
229-6694. Itp 10/17
Dark oak dining table & leaf w/
formica table top. 6 matching chairs
w/cane bottom seats. Excel. cond.
229-8978 after 5:30 p.m. tfc 10/17
Beautiful handmade doll clothes, fits
11 1/2" 12 1/2" dolls. Barbie, Ken.
Gowns, fur coats, capes, dresses,
short sets, wedding dresses. Griffs
Gifts. 106 Reld Ave. ltp 10/17
10" radial arm saw, Craftsman, 2 1/2
hp electronic, w/accessories, manu-
als, used less than 40 hours. $250.
229-6246. 2tp 10/17
1994 14x80 mobile home. 3 bdrms.. 2
full baths, separate laundry room. For
more information please call 648-
4775. 2tp 10/10
Small farm tractor. Power King, hy-
draulic plow, disc, rake, new tires,
blade. Call 648-8795. 3tp 10/3
18 ft round 4 ft. deep above ground
pool w/pump. ladder and all accesso-
ries. Excel. cond. 229-8978 after 5.
No payment no interest
until April 1997
ST. JOE RENT-ALL
706 Ist St. 227-2112
White Snapper Sthli Echo
Outdoor Power Producto
GE refrigerator/freezer, custom dis-
penser, 21.6 cu. ft. cost $1,200, will
sell for $500. Used 2 months. Rheem
30 gal. gas water heater, cost $315,
sell $150, used. 2 months. 25 ft. alu-
minum boat, no dinks or damage,
good trailer, motor needs minor re-
pair. $1.000. 648-3043. 2tc 10/17
Rattan dining table and 5 chairs,
$200. 648-8737. Itp 10/17
Baby bed w/mattress, baby monitors.
$20 229-6256. 1et 10/17
Weatherby Vanguard 30.06 w/4x
scope, leather strap, hard case, like
new, $500. 648-4021. Ite 10/17
Two easy chairs, rose colored with
foot stool, $65 for the pair. Call 647-
8357. Itc 10/17
Aluminum diamond plate dog box,
fits full size Ford, $250. 229-6256.
Baby items, white, crib & changing ta-
ble, new mattress, foam pad, mattress
pad, skirt, sheets & bumper pads.
Changing table has padded .top & 2
shelves, $100 both. Playpen $15, car-
rier $5; tub $3; stroller $5 & baby
clothes, 647-3848. Itc 10/17
1996 Cavalier mobile home, exterior
tan w/hunter green shutters, interior
hunter green & mauve. 3 bdrm., 2 full
baths, sunny kitchen, Ig. rooms,
$8,000 obo, take over payments.
Must be moved. 639-3572.
30" gas'stove, first $10, you clean, it
works, 648-5432. Itc 10/17
Sleeper sofa, queen size, dresser, up-
holstered rocking chair, 227-1594 af-
ter 4:00 p.m. Itp 10/17
210 Sandlewood Blvd. $79,900
a #n a
3 Bedrooms 2 baths. Land 339 Acre, Corer PORT ST. JOE
SPECIAL FEATURES. Beach house w/3 decks, steps to Guli and
Bay, wet bar in bedroom, sliding glass doors to all decks frame 2 227 1450
story home only 5 years old. Price includes: range. reing dish.
washer, rrucrowave, carpet, drapes and bhnds
King size water bed, $200. 6 pc. sec-
tional $300. Dresser & chest '$40.
647-3848. Itc 10/17
Walnut wood chest of drawers, $45.
Yamaha organ, double keyboard,
must sell, best offer. Excel. cond.
648-8782. Itc 10/17
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.
NEX MICRO Computer Sales &
Service. PIONEX Pentium 100 Multi-
media $1699,14" SGA monitor, 16 Mb
EDO RAM 1.2 Gb Western Digital HD
Intel Trident Chipset 256k Pipelined
Cache Toshiba 6X CD ROM! 2 Mb
MPEG Video, Windows 3.11, Perfect
Office Quicken SE & morel Other
Pentium PC's starting at $1099._
Days: 227-6590, H: 647-8339, FAX
904-647-3339 email Ron Bordelon:
PC Components price list upon re-
quest tfc 10/3'
AKC Yorkle, 8 weeks, 2nd shots, vet
checked, parents on premises, males,
$275. Mexico Beach. 648-8121.
FREE to, good home: mostly all black
lab, male, older pup, neutered, all
shots. 647-3273. Itc 10/17
Happy Jack Mange Medicine: Pro-
motes healing and hair growth to se-
vere mange, hot spots & fungi on
dogs & horses, without steroids. Bar-
field's Lawn & Garden, 229-2727.2
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
Happy Jack Skin Balm, Relieves hot
spots and scratching. Promotes heal-
ing & hair growth on dogs & cats
without steroids. Barfield's Lawn &
Garden, 229-2727. 4tc 10/17
DOG GROOMING PLUS, 227-3611.
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
PET & PROPERTY TENDERS. In
your home pet sitting by Joey and.
Marie Romanelll. 229-1065. tfc 10/3
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3 Bedrooms, 2 baths. Land: 96 x 10 CORNER
SPECIAL FEATURES- One story. conete block home in quiet neighborhood.
Spacous rooms w/sep. fam. rmn. din. rm. & h%. rm. Lg. enclosed porch. Pantry
& utlt. nn. off kitchen. Outide *sor. bldg. & dbL carport w/paved dnseway.
Pnce indudes: range, range hood (newi, dishwrher, disposal, carpet blinds
ci ling fans.
Need 6-8 people to lose 30 pounds by
November. 100% natural, guaranteed.
Doctor recommended. 1-800-782-
7439. 4tp 10/17
REDUCE: Take OPAL tablets and E-
Vap diuretic. Available Pitts Pharmacy
in Wewahitchka. 4tp 10/17
Serious inquiries only: 3 bdrm., 1
bath w/study, block house, vinyl sid-
ing, insulated windows, chain link
fence, underground sprinkler system.
damaged during Opal. $21,000 firm.
827-2379 after 6 p.m. tfe 10/17
2 bedroom, 1 bath home,. 325 Pompa-
no Street, Highland View. 227-1416,
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m. 2tc 10/17
By owner: Three one acre lots in We-
wahitchka off Stonemill Creek Road.
$7,500 each or $21,000 for all three.
1-706-782-3757. 4tc 10/10
"3 bdrm. 2 ba. brick home, LR, den,
"kit, DR, utility mi., ceri 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.,
SSt. 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. te 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.
E. Henry Ave. 415' and E. Chipola
Ave. 315' x 300' in Wewahltchka. 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 8 p.m. tfc 10/3
PORT ST. JOE
I'D LIKE To INVITE
You To A GRAND OPENING.
This Sunday, October 20th, from 1 to 3, we invite you
to visit with us at 602 17th Street, for an
Come see this 3 bedroom home that is on 3 lots in a beau-
tiful, quiet neighborhood. Close to schools and hospital this
home has much to offer for the low price of $99,500. If you
are looking for a home in the PSJ area, you can count on
REDUCED! 517 10th St. Great starter home! 2 bdrm., 1
ba., on approx. 120'x175' lot. Nice neighborhood! Home
needs a little TLC but has ch/a, new carpet & vinyl, newer
roof. Reduced to $39,900.
COLDWELL BANKER' D
B&B PROPERTIES, INC.
(904) 227-1892Exe .
Barbara Stein, Broker Res. #229-6515
Marie Steele, Sales Assoc. Res. # 229-1065
Elva Peden, Sales Assoc., Res. # 227-3475
S, -.,: ..- : .. n... h -. .. r .
For Sale by Owner: 3 bdrm., 1 ba.
block & brick home, new w/w carpet,
new side-by-side refrigerator & stove,
$60,000. 914-0965, 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, comer 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.
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'
util. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. tfc 10/3
1/2 acre lot with septic tank. Over-
street Road. Owner financing, 227-
2020, ask for Billy. tfc 10/3
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 10/3
House for Sale by Owner -
108 Westcott Circle -
Drastically Reduced -
Spacious 3 bdrm., 1 1/2 bath,
sep. liv. rm., dining rm, ex. Ig.
fam. rm/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
2009 Marvin Ave. $121,500
S. REALTY INC.
3 Bdroonm 2 baths. Lind- 75xl50 PORT ST. JO
SPECIAL FEATURES: S down b. rm w. bnch threplace custicm brch cb- S.
nets in lurchen cusom ple.ied shades & bLnd. ceramic nie tover 1 ponvear i J7-14te
master bath & bdrm. w.FrndJ, doors to dec .panc. Large baick vard wih -- -t J
wooden pnvacvy lene and custom 2- torv pl\, lort Pnce include
range/oven, range hood. d.w.. dup carpet, blind;-hides Leiklag fans
"GULF COUNTY FINEST
PL GOLF COMMUNITY"
Located adjacent to the 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
Elizabeth W. Thompson
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
Office: Hwy. 98 at 19th St., Mexico Beach
Mailing Address: Rt. 3, Box 167, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FAX: (904) 648-4247
904-648-5683 or 1-800-582-2990
After Hours: Jay Rish, Associate Broker, 904-229-1070,
Brenda Miller, Salesperson, 904/648-5435
PORT ST. JOE
2011 Monument Ave., Port St Joe. 5 bd., 2 ba. executive home that needs a lit-'
tie TLC. 2200 sq. ft. Lg. den, kit. walk in pantry, formal liv. formal din., master bd.,
& master ba. Double garage. Amenities include: fireplace, elec. appliances, con.
heat/air, cen. vacuum system, outdoor grill built into chimney, and ektra storage
in the garage. Oversized corner lot. $135,000.00 Call Jay Rish for a showing or
for additional information today!
1406 Monument Ave., Port St. Joe. Beautiful 3 bd. 2 ecutive home. For.
liv. rm. & din. rms., den tinr6_ljlqel access alley. Call
Jay Rish today f(U iS or'deeraairs. PRICE REDUCED $99,900.00.
NEW LISTING, CAPE SAN BLAS DEVELOPERS SPECIAL 10 lots in the
Boardwalk with gulf access, pool privileges, all 10 for $99,500.00. WOW!!
INDIAN LAGOON LOTS starting at $13,500.00. Owner financing with discounts
for cash. Most lots are 100' x 300'- 400' deep. We have over 15 lots available. Call
Jay Rish, partner.
BEACON HILL.. A ,T
'3bd., 1 ba. housaIrgt4 3'QAi bluff. $104,500.
NEW LISTING!! Gulf Co. Farm #81, on Myers Rd,. between the Lower and
Upper Dalkeith Roads. 5 high & dry acres that have many improvements. Great
minifarm. Other improvements consist of pole barns, pasture area w/water hole
and elec. fencing, 3 large tilled areas that presently are used for 2 pea patches &
a corn patch. Property is on well and septic tank & has electricity to several areas.
A must see!! $35,000.00.Call Jay Rish today for addt'l information or to make an
LOTS & ACREAGE
Hwy. 386 & 15th St, Mexico Beach One of a few tracts of acreage left, zoned
"General Commercial" 10+/- acres, approx. 900' x 500', endless possibilities such
as storage units, individual retirement dwellings, mobile home park, bowling alley,
miniature golf. OWNER SAYS SELL, MAKE AN OFFER. Call Brenda Miller
today. PRICE: $120,000
37th Street, Mexico Beach (Pier Road)
Last buildable lot on Pier Road, 75'x100', zoned tourist commercial. Lot 2, Block
4, Unit 5, home or townhouse duplex, close to beach, marinas, restaurants.
Brenda Miller has complete information. Price $57,000.
Williams Way, Grand Isle
Lots 3 & 4, Block D, each 70'x100', secluded, low density, water, cable, electric,
gas available. Contact Brenda Miller today. Price $30,000.
Corner Hatley Drive & 386A (15th Street)
Large corner parcel approx. one acre ,zoned residential low density, quiet neigh-
borhood, only steps to the beach. Call Brenda Miller today. Price $30,000.
43rd Pineda Street, St. Joe Beach: Two lots fenced, septic tank, natural gas,
well for yard sprinkler system, city water, security light, power pole, 2-car garage,
whole parcel raised one foot with fill dirt, trees galore, ready to build on or pre-
pared for mobile home. Brenda Miller has more information. PRICE: $44,000
PRICE BREAK OWNER SAYS
SELL! MAKE OFFER! 1005 Garrison Ave. Nice
lot in quiet neighborhood. 5 years old, excel. cond., Ig. Fla. rm.,
Hunter fans, tile in kitchen & baths, sold mahogany front door
w/sidelights, dbl. garage, washer/dryer, dishwasher, solid oak
cabinets in kitchen & baths, CH&A, Ig. front porch, privacy
fence in back yard. Appraised at $115,000. Priced to
sell at $107,000.00. Call Jay Rish.
Look for us on the Internet at http://www.homtown.com/thompson
Call us for all of your real estate needs,
whether renting, buying or selling.