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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: December 5, 1996
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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USPS 518-880


New County Officials Take Oath of Office


STAR


John Stanley, from District One takes the oath of office
to begin his first term with his son, Kyle Stanley, witnessing
the event and his mother, Jean Cowart, assisting.


Newly-elected County Commissioner from District Three,
Tommy Knox, takes the oath of office with his father, Tom
Knox, standing at his side.


Taking the oath of office beginning his second term as
County Commissioner, District Five, is Warren Yeager, with
his wife Jacque holding a Bible.


New Commissioners Take Office; Get Final Approval On Tucker Park


Newly elected county commis-
sioners John Stanley, Jr. (District
1) and Tommy Knox (District 3)
and re-elected, commissioner
S Warren Yeager (District 5) were
officially sworn into office during
the November 26 regularly sched-




Wheels Put

* $100,000 In Grant
During Tuesday evening's
regularly scheduled Port St. Joe
City Commission meeting, the
board put the wheels in motion to
start development of a new city
park to be located on the old
Maddox Homesite property, locat-
ed between Frank Pate Park and
the old Hess Oil terminal, along
St. Joseph Bay.
Since acquiring the slightly
more than three acres of bay front
property, the board had envi-
sioned a park complex very simi-
lar to the Under the Oaks park in
Parker.


Only 12 Days


Left to Write


Letters to Santa!

Two Drop Boxes Available

To Get Tour "Wishes" Out
Kids, be sure to get your
letter to Santa written soon,
bring it to The: Star, -and
deposit it into our special
mall box! As in
the past, teach-
Sers are welcome
to bring in let-
ters written by
students in their
classrooms.
We'll be pub-
lishing, in our Christmas
issue on Thursday,
December 26th, each one
that is delivered to our office
by Tuesday, December 17 at
5 p.m.
Remember, though if you
would like a return letter,
from St. Nick, use the mail
box adjacent to City Hall and
be sure to enclose a self-
addressed, stamped enve-
lope. Your letter will be pub-
lished as well as answered by
the jollyold. fellow himself.


uled meeting of the board.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Benny C. Lister did the honors as
each of the incoming commission-
ers and their family participated
in the ceremonies, followed by a
brief reception.


Yeager begins his second
term on the board, ,returning, to
office unopposed, while both
Stanley and Knox were elected to
replace outgoing commissioners
Jessie Armstrong and Michael
Hammond. respectively.


Into Motion to Begin Wo
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and City Money to Finance Start-ofNewes
Money, as usual, has been parking, and a playground area,'
the main stumbling block, but a similar to the Under the Oaks
recently acquired $50,000 state park will be included in the park
grant is helping pave the way to plans. Chamber of Commerce
make the park a reality. The Executive Director Tamara Laine
50/50 matching grant will require also suggested that the board
the city to put $50,000 into the might consider following a nauUl-
project alpng with the $50,000 in cal theme in the construction of
grant funds for a total of the playground equipment.
$100,000. Ward Ridge Water and Sewer
-Preble-Rish Consulting Engi- Preble-Rish engineer Phillip
neers' representative Phillip Jones Jones told the -board that survey-
was instructed by the board to ing work for the Ward Ridge water
begin finalizing plans for the park. and sewer project was complete.
Bath houses, complete with He said both the Ward'Ridge pro-
bathroom facilities, walking trails, ject and the extension to provide


Kids, deposit your "Letters to Santa Claus" in this
special drop box beside City Hall or bring them directly
to The Star office.


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A workshop session was held
at 5:30 prior to the regularly
scheduled board meeting. Board
administrators and staff intro-
duced themselves and familiar-
ized the new board members with
their function. Board chairman


'k On Park
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-t City Park Project
afterr and sewer for the Gulf
Coast Community College annex
should be ready to bid out by
January 1997.
If all continues according to
schedule, work on the projects
could get underway by March and
be completed as early as July
1997.
Contract' Out Street Sweeping
And Edging
Commissioners unanimously
agreed to contract out street
sweeping and edging service to
Sweeping Corporation of America
for an approximate cost of
$17,000.
A large portion of that
expense will be financed by the
Florida Department of Transpor-
tation who pays the city to have
the work done on approximately
'five miles.of state roads within the
city limits. In order to make the
contract more feasible for the con-
tractor, the city needed to have
.20-25 miles of sweeping work,
according to City Clerk Pauline
Pendarvis.
So, several miles of roads
within the city were added to the
contract. City roads were selected
that were heavily traveled.
exposed to the public eye and.
near downtown areas or recre-
atUonal facilities to meet the mini-
mum mileage requirement.
In Other Business
*Following the recommenda-
tion of Commissioner Charles
Tharpe, the board decided to look
into lighting the pedestrian cross-
'walk between Marvin Avenue and
Cypress Avenue near Port St Joe
Elementary School.
*Recommended the Port St.
Joe Police Department and Fire
Department purchase two com-
puters locally since there was verve
little difference in the bids
received, unless there were some
major differences In the comput-
ers quoted.
*Gave Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director Tamara Laine
the go-ahead to apply for three
grants: one, a historical Improve-
ment grant for the Maddox
Homesite property; the second, a
matching grant to air condition
and heat the Centennial Building;
and the third, a $20,000 staffing
grant for economic development
in rural communities.
*Agreed to advertise for appli-
cations to fill the Port St. Joe
Chief of Police vacancy. Police
Chief Bucky Richter announced
his intent to retire in January at
the last commission meeting.


Nathan Peters, Jr. and commis-
sioners Billy Traylor and Warren
Yeager also discussed several pro-
jects underway and upcoming
that the board is currently
involved in.

Tucker Park
Gulf County Chief Adminis-
trator Don Butler told the board
that' the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection gave Its
final stamp of approval to the
county's- land management- plan
for the Tucker Tract land.
This opens the door for the
county to go ahead with the con-
struction of 'Tucker Park" on the
Gulf side of St. Joseph Peninsula.
FDEP originally had some
problem with portions of the
county's plans to construct the
park. According to Butler, they
said some of the park proposals
were not in line with the land
management plan. After Butler
and Commissioner Yeager's meet-
ing with them, it appears all of the
kinks have been worked out.
:'Gulf County has already
received a $100,000 grant from.
the Department of Parks and.
Recreation to construct the park.
Plans include the construction of
a dune walkover, beach overlook.
bathroom facilities, covered picnic
and.bar-b-que areas, parking,
and all the other ingredients that
make up a complete park.facility.
The board unanimously
approved Commissioner Yeager's
motion to secure permits and pro-
ceed with park construction.
Souther Champion Construction.
Inc.'s low bid of $132.870 had
been accepted by the board. They
noted that some deduction might
have to be made to bring the bid
in line with matching funds bud-
geted for the park.
White City Fire Department
Jimmy Rogers, representing
:the White City Fire Department.
approached the board asking why
a parking lot and entrance had
been cut from the county's paving
project list.
District Three Commissioner
Tommy Knox told Rogers .that he
had cut the 35' x 50' section from
the White City Fire Department
and transferred .it to the Highland
View Fire Department. He said it
was only a partial cut for White
City,. but would make the
Highland View department hardi-
cap accessible and provide more
parking for them. "It will be best
for both fire departments as I see
it at this point and time," Knox
said.
Rogers pointed out that, the
area had, already been prepared
for paving and that the clay was
going to create a mess when it:
gets wet.
Knox said he would get the
clay leveled and covered over for
the time being until funds were
available to pave it in the future.
Commissioner Billy Traylor
offered to pay for the project out


of his funds (approximately
$1200) If none of the commission-
ers had any objections. "We've got
a lot of time, materials and labor
in the project and I would like to
see it completed," he told the
board. There was no objection to
Traylor's offer.
In Other Business
*The board decided to cancel
the second meeting of the month
of December (the 24th) since it fell,
.n Christmas ee. ..
*Awarded the financing of' a
new ambulance and re-chassis
for an existing ambulance to First
Union National Bank, the low bid-
der at 5.21% for five years.
*Agreed to set-up a meeting
with the cities of Wewahitchka
and Port St. Joe to discuss a joint
venture to build a county-wide,
dog pound.
*- Commissioner Yeager asked
the board to investigate the possi-
.bility of acquiring grant assis-
tance to purchase the unbuild-
able lots located near the Stump
Hole .area, at St. Joseph
Peninsula.
*Decided to set up a meeting
with Ned Alles to discuss Baker
Act changes. The county has
$10,000 budgeted for payment of
Baker Act charges, but has
received bills for approximately.
$4,000 a month over the past
three months.


Pickup Takes

Rifle Round

On S.R. 22
Hunter Apparently
Responsible
Four Wewahitchka people,
two men and two women, re-
ceived the surprise of their life
Sunday, while riding in a pick-up
truck on State Highway 22, near
the Bay County line, according to
Game and Fish Lt. Stan Kirkland.
A bullet or a piece of a bullet
struck the side of their vehicle,
barely missing one of the occu-
pants, who were not identified by
Lt. Kirkland.
'The bullet was apparently
fired .by a member of a hunting
party in the area," Kirkland said.
The driver of the truck told
investigators that just before the
truck was hit, he saw a deer near
the highway and heard a gun-
shot. The bullet, fired from a 7
mm magnum, apparently hit an-
other object and fragmented be-
fore striking the truck. The Lieu-
tenant stated that there were
holes or indentations in the truck'
where the fragments struck it.
Lt. Kirkland said the matter
is still under investigation. The
Game Department investigators
have located a hunter who has
admitted shooting at a deer in the
general direction of the highway:
No injuries were reported
from the incident.


INDUSTRY- DEEP WATER PORT FINE PEOPLE SAFEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA


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FIFTY-NINTH YEAR, NUMBER 14


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 1996


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Make It Safe! 5


THE HOLIDAY SEASON and its attendant heavy traffic is
upon us and will remain until the day after New Year. It is an es-
pecially dangerous time to be on the highways, anyhow, but es-
pecially is it so with drunk or drinking drivers on the road with
all who are expecting to arrive at their destination safe and
sound.
The organization known as MADD [Mothers Against Drunk
Driving] has joined with 360o cellular phone company to provide
a system for reporting any suspected drunk or drugged drivers
Swe happen to see on the highways this holiday season. There are
so many on their way to parties, family get-togethers, gift shop-
ping, etc., that this makes driving extra hazardous. These two
organizations have joined together to provide a means for us to
do something about this danger.
YOU CAN REPORT THEM! Just dial *DUI or *FHP on your
cellular phone for direct contact with the Florida Highway Patrol
to report your suspicions, giving a minimum of information,,
such as, make of car, direction which the car is headed and on
what road, color of car and the license tag number. Then, leave
'it up to the Highway Patrol to rid. the road of this particularly
deadly pest.
This Is truly a welcome service these two organizations are
offering. The last thing we want is to meet one of these drunk
drivers this holiday season and have them ruin it for us.
We don't want a stay in the hospital, recovering from inju-
ries, this Christmas season nor New Years.
THIS SERVICE WAS inaugurated in the Florida Panhandle
in 1993, and Its effectiveness has become widely known. It has
rid the-highways of 40% of its drunk drivers, nationwide. That's
an effective program, if it has rid the highways of this many driv-
ers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs in just three short
years-.-
That's almost half of this extremely dangerous group of driv-
ersl We should give 3600 and MADD a resounding hand of ap-
plause for coming up with this humanitarian Idea. Certainly it
has saved many thousands of lives and is sure to save many
more, even during this holiday season which is upon is.
If you are driving on the highways this season, or at any)
time, and happen to see someone driving erratically, don't hesi-
tate to pick up your cellular phone and dial *DUI or *FHP. You
just might save your best friend's life or that of the drunk
driver's.


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Beginning the


Shopping Season


IT WILL BE A BIG DAY in.Port St. Joe next Saturday, De-
cember 14 if it doesn't rain, l -. .. .,.. ... .I
For the past three or four years, when Port St. Joe,has. tried
to put on something big. such as bringing Santa Claus to town.
putting on an arts and crafts festival in conjunction with the
Christmas parade, it has turned bitter cold or rained for the
whole week end. Hopefully, next week end will be an exception
to the past few years, and it will be a nice day.
We are due a nice festival day and our merchants are due a
nice day to spdr the Shop At Home theme and practice right
here at Christmas-time.
EVERY YEAR FOR THE past 44, we have urged you to look
look for your gifts with our home-town merchants before you
take your business out of town. We've said it so often we're
sounding like a broken record. We know from experience you
can find more than you think you can right here in Port St. Joe
[right in Wewahitchka, for those of you who live there and at a
lower prices or just as low, anyhow.
Granted, the choice won't be as large or varied as it would be
at the malls or super stores, but neither are the crowds as large
you have to fight, nor the distance you have to lug your pur-
chase as great, either.
And, you can get waited on. too.
So, make it a 'Merry Christmas" season for everyone in town
this Christmas, by shopping with your neighbors and acqual-
tances this year.


TI- THE STAR

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, DEC. 5,1996



SHunker Down with Kes byKesleyColbert



Build It And They Will Come


Here's another in a :long line
of truth being stranger than fic-
tion-it Involves the world's larg-
est shopping mal. Already I don't
like this story 'cause I've got a
bad aversion to malls of any size.
I think there's something innately
wrong about stringing seventy-
seven stores under one roof and
yet you can't find a barrel of sal-


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-round" of hoop cheese to save
your life. There ain't a bottle of
Dr. Drake's Croup Remedy for
sale in the whole conglomeration.
And try to find the -Drop a penny
in' the slot" Blue Tip Safety
Matches dispenser. And where.is
the front porch ......
Up in Bloomington, Minneso-
ta, they've put together a mall
that's got between four and five
hundred 'individual. "specialty"
shops. There's so many even CNN
can't get an exact count. And
we're not figuring In here the big
boys like Sears, Bloomlngdale's,
Macy's and the like.


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acre theme park right in
die of this thing-I rec
Disney World North .
can make one stop and
teeth, fixed, your ears
purchase a matching se
and her luggage, buy a ro
ticket to Madagascar, pi
set of steel belted radials
Blazer, dine on any cuis
heart. desires; get you
pressed or your chin tuc
joy a movie, pick up a
Moroccan leather billfol
sewn in Mexico, and ride
the elephant ;.,
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every other corer on all five
floors.


.. You People are coming to this
get your mall like country music aficiona-
pierced, dos flock to Nashville. On any giv-
t of his en day you can spot..cars in the
rund trip near 'bout so big you can't -
ck up a shoot a rocket ship across -
s for the it parking lot from as far away
Ine your as Arizona. Maine, Alaska. Utah
r pants and Fairhope, Alabama. They've
ked, en- got trams to "run" you from the
genuine Snoopy lot to the West Entrance.
Id hand The investors/developers left no
Dumbo stone unturned in their master,
plan. to separate you from your
conven- money as easily as they could
make it for all parties involved.
Minnesota was. well on its
way to becoming the richest state
in the Union. Minneapolis-St.
or Paul was thinking of building a
"dome" over the entire city and
billing themselves as the "Mall Of
The Universe". Extra rich people
would be jetting In from London,
Paris, Tokyo, Pango Pango and
Fairhope. Alabama.
A shopper's paradise A mer-
chandiser's dream come '!truel
And everybody lives-happily ever
after
Well, not exactly .... .
It seems a teenage hitch has
developed in, around and
amongst the glass columns and
the plummeting water falls, herds
of loud, extra-obnoxious, unsu-
pervised young teens have begun
to congregate, mill about and
stampede throughout the halls.
food courts and by-ways of the
erstwhile pristine mall. It's gone
way beyond just -hanging out" in
front of the fourteen movie thea-
ters or "descending" on the 501
section at County Seat.
The teenagers have fought
each other, shouted at and
threatened real shoppers,
snatched purses, grabbed pack-
ages and ran, pulled knives and,
in at least one Instance, waved a
gun at an unsuspecting couple
from St. Cloud. One of the punks'
favorite sports is to sit up n the
food court section and throw
pieces of ice, pizza cruis's and
bricks at the .salters practicing,
their sow cows and triple axles in
the rink below.
The Vietnam Artifacts Shoppe
is no longer selling their Rambo
suits-they're Issuing them free of
charge to all new employees.
Hard hats and body shields have
replaced name tags. Chuck Norris
Is lecturing In the Promenade
Room.
iB. ABC is in production on a
mini-series entitled, "I .Was A
Teenage Mailer.".
Amazing!
As you might expect, the rim-
mediate result of all this is a huge
drop-off in attendance .:. .and
purchases .... and profits. Can
you 'blame 'em? The only thing
worse than treading through five'
hundred stores before finally lo-
cating the hoop cheese-would be
to have it snatched out of your
hand before you can make- it back
(See KESLEY on Page 3)


Our Tp to Callaway Gardens Wasn't Quite As oldThis Year


v m A C4A I nnn il trin'


to Callaway Gardens to see the
light show early this year. We
went on Thanksgiving week end
rather than wait until-New Year
week end. We saw the same show'
but without the freezing cold term-':
peratures which go along with the
New Year visit.
When you take a long leisure-
ly ride through eight miles of lit
and decorated garden trails in the
January cold, it gets to be a
might much of a good thing: espe-'
clally when you're riding in an
open-air trolley Wrap up In'
heavy coats and thick blankets as
much as you want, the weather Is
still COLD in late December or
very early January. ;
It absolutely would make an,
Eskimo shiver when the trolley
crosses one of the several bridges
which span the winding lakes
throughout the garden. It seems
the wind always selects its direc-
tion to blow from across the wa-
ter at the bridge crossings.


ETAOIN SHi


By Wesley Ra


THESE CONDITIONS EXIST
at *New:' Years and Christmas
week, but the people still come in
droves as if they had never seen
,.Christmas lights before.'.'

They were present in droves
this past week end, too. We 'took
the tour of the light trail Saturday
evening. We were scheduled to
get on one of the open-air troll-
leys at 6:30. The day had been
overcast' and threatened rain all
day long. The threat was even
greater at 6:30; it was. beginning
to sprinkle and drizzle sporadical-
ly, still the people were thick as
bees around an open syrup buck-
et at the Christmas village.


The trolley
held 50 people
and beginning
fast as they coi
of people on be
all evening lon
'another.
-In spite of t

WE WERE
lodge about th
trolley-loading
furnished shut
from the loadi
minutes. They
both ways Unt
This numb
edition to the dr
drove into the


portunity to view the lights only.,
R D LU They far out-numbered those who
were staying at the lodge
Remember, this is a family-
type entertainment event, located
out in the middle of the country.
mnsey The nearest town was Pine Moun-
tain, about five miles north of the
Sgardenis, with a population--
according to tlfe sign at the edge
s each of which of town-of 1,000. Then, there is
- were loading up Manchester about six or 'seven
their tour, just as miles south of the gardens, which
uld get their quota' isn't much larger. .
)ard. That went on There were more young peo-
ig, one right after ple, with their kids along, than
there were old. fogies like me!'
threatening ralnl More folks which walked without
the aid of at walking stick were
SSTAYING at the climbing the wooded trails, riding
ree miles from the the bikes the 10 miles through
point, and they tfie gardens, than you could
ttle buses to and count! '
ng point every 15 It all proved that you don't
were all loaded: have to offer gambling, drinking
il 10:301 and suggestive entertainment to
ler attended in ad- attract .a saleable crowd! Just of-
roves of people who fer entertainment for the whole
gardens for the op- family ancd there will come. They


certainly did .at Callaway Gar- of the tall trees .


den's light show

I THOUGHT GOING :for the
third straight-year was maybe a
bit much. You know, how many
times can you look at Christinas
lights before'you have seen them?
They are different at Callaway
Gardens every year, even though
they keep some of the favorites
year after year, with a little varie-
ty in their presentation.'
For instance, the friog-'-
presented in lights-on the side
of the pond, croaking his heart
out until a trolley-load of people
passes by. ,
Then, he leaps into the water
with a splash! All done with
lights Or, the squirrel which rac-
es up a tree, when :a trolley ap-'
proachesl Or the 12 days. of
Christmas, illustrated with light
figures. Or the lighted butterflies
throughout the garden, or the
snow lane, created by hanging
strings of lights straight down by
the thousands from the branches


THE VISIT TO the gardens
was, literally, the light of my
Thanksgiving holidays., Frenchie
and I took our retired pastor and
his wife along .with .us-J. C.
Odum and wife Ina-and they
seemed to enjoy the show, too. J.
C. can't hear very well anymore;
nor can he walk too sprightly, but
he is always ready to go!
We were riding through the
garden, viewing the light' show,
not wanting anyone to know this
was our third straight year to at-
:tend the same thing 'for fear they
might think I was stupid.
The fellow sitting in the trol-
ley in frofit of me was having a
great time, enjoying himself. He.
'turned around in his seat and ex-
claimed, "I'll see you next year!" I
remarked, "This must be your
first time to view the lights." He
quickly responded, "Oh, not This
is my fourth time, and next year
will be the.fifthl"
He appeared to be about 45.


St. Joseph Bay
Date Time. Ht. Time Ht.
Dec. 6 5:44 am. L, 0.2 7:50 p.m. H 1.1
Dec. 7 5:52 a.m. L 0.0 8:10 p.m. H 1.3
Dec. 8 6:21 a.m. L -0.2 8:40 p.m. H 1.4
Dec. 9 6:59 a.m. L -0.4 9:17 p.m. H 1.5
Dec. 10 7:42 a.m. L -0.5 9:58 p.m. H 1.6
Dec. 11 8:28 a.m. L -0.6 *10:41 p.m. H 1.6
Dec. 12 9:14a.m':.L -0.6 11:25p.m. H 1.6
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Our Readers Write


LETTERS

to the Editor


Dear Mr. Ramsey:
Several times I have read the
article introducing the Gulf/
Franklin County section in 'the
"Panama City News Herald' on
views of the community represen-
tatives who were invited to dis-
cuss the need for the section and
the type of news that should be
covered in it. I do not know any
names of these people from Gulf
and Franklin Counties who made
these commeinAh but it is clear
.from the 'comi4ents made that
they do not serve the interests of
the commercial fishermen nor do
they understand the fight of the
commercial fishermen to contin-
ue to be the part of the character,
economy and pride of these coast-
al counties.
SThe first comment of this
group .that caught my attention
was that' they described this de-
termined- fight to survive as
"small boat commercial fishermen
attempting to get around the net
ban." Anyone who has been fol-
lowing this fight knows that the
efforts of the commercial 'fisher-
men in these two counties have
had nothing to do with' getting
around or .attempting to get
around the Constitutional
Amendment, Article X, Section
16. referred to as the "Net Ban".
In fact, each effort was carefully
designed by the fisherman to in-.
sure that,it did.not violate, the net
ban. The fact that these fisher-
men have riot broken any require-
ments of the netban has been
confirmed by every court that has
reviewed it. Certainly, this group
should not condemn the commer-
cial fishermen who are exercising
their constitutional rights by fish-
ing in ways that are not prohibit-
ed by law.
One of the most recent exam-
ples deals with the use of solid
plastic tarp material attached to a,
mesh seine net in attempting to
Sharpest flnflsh. Even the State ad-


Kesley /
rom g Pagej) 2 i.--),
to the West Entfance.Dy c:i :,sj
The mall officials saw the fu-
tility of attempting to bring charg-
es against each individual teenag-
er who may or may not be
involved. The how to act -
properly in the mall when -
left unsupervised classes were
not well attended. The "final solu-:
tion" was to ban everyone under
sixteen from being in the mall af-
ter 6:00 p.m. unless accompanied
by an adulL It's another case of
the good kid being punished be-
cause he happened to be a teen-
ager in the wrong decade at the
wrong place. -
The umpteen store owners
and aforementioned investors/
developers must protect their in-
terest. Millions of dollars are.'at.,
stake. Nothing must interrupt their
flow of credit card carrying cus-.
tomers through the shops. .
End of story-Juvenile delin-.
quents ousted--everything back
to normal-money pouring In like
water through a-
Not quite A contingent call-
ing themselves "Refuse or:Resist"
:has sprurig up to protest the
mall's action. "You can't kick the
teens out." "It's a violation of their
first amendment rights." "Mall
S i must provide help with teenage
problems in community."
Boys,. the whole thing is
shaping uip to be a doozy. Big,
money versus teenage 'punks.
Both seem to be pretty sacred in
America right now. '
I'm staying tuned in on this.
one .
S .Respectfully.
SKes


mitted that as far as "trying to get
around the net ban'" the use of'
this material was completely legal
under the Constitutional Amend-
ment.
What is not generally known
about this group of commercial
fishermen is :that :they are the
same ones who. protected the
right of this group p of advisors
from Gulf and Franklin County"
who made the comments and eve-
ry other resident -and visitor in
this state whether they be a
sports fishermen;'- recreational
fishermen or a commercial fisher-
men to gig flounder or snatch
hook mullet when these activities
were attempted to be prohibited
by the Marine Fisheries Commis-
sion. Simply stated. .these people


are protecting our rights and your
rights by making sure that they
are allowed to undertake activity
that is not prohibited by law.
The next notable comment by'
this group of "advisors" was that
they grouped the effort made by
these commercial fishermen to
adapt and find a legal way to con-
tinue to make a living into the
same negative category as sexual
harassment by public officials
and the red tide.'The article Indi-
cates that the intent of the group
was to make it known that they
did not want to have such nega-
tive news stories (which Included
the efforts brought by these com-
mercial fishermen) to be a part of
this news section dedicated to
our area.


Scores Action of Defeated County
Dear Readers: edition. He used the -excuse that
My name s Joseph R. the School Bus traveled this road.
Hammett and I have a True Story. the School Bus also travels Bailey
to tell. It's about the. Black Road. (22 resurfaced would 'cost
Topping of Gulf County Roads, the County over $100.000.)
south ofWewahitchka, Florida off We have taken 15 years of
Rt 71.. dusting by the Mini Farms resi-
S .. dents and their family and
On Friday, Nov. 1st, a Friend friends. During the rainy season
stopped at my house on Bailey the South entrance would get bad
Road to inform me that Bailey first and everyone would use
Road had been deleted from the Baley Road causing it to be so
list of roads to be black-topped. bad that the Mail Lady couldn't
Myewahitcha State Bank to the deliver the mail. We sometimes
Wewahitchkahave 30 miles per hour winds
where We might find Billy Traylor. from have Northwest for days at a
from the Northwest for days at a
We were informed that there was time that picked up dust from the
ino money to, Black-Top Bailey roads and sweep through our
Road. Home.
I then visited Mr. 'Armstrong There are Four War Veterans
at, his home on Saturday, living on Bailey Road Who had
November 2nd, I asked several very little to celebrate on Veterans
questions 'which He refused to Day.


answer. When asked if they had
ran out of money, his answer, as I
recall was, "Hell, No There Is plen-
"ty of money. Later at the County
Commission Meeting. I told the
panel what he said. He denied he
said "Hell No" but did not deny
that there was plenty of money.
tHe claimed the $15.477.00 for
:Bailey Road was deleted to help
resurface 22-A which Is located
North and West of Wewahitchka.
This road was resurfaced several
years ago and Is In excellent con-


"Mr. Armstrong, out of
revenge for not winning the
Election, you deleted the same
number of roads to be black-
topped as the number of votes
you lost the Election by."
"Coincidence?"
A warning to the Citizens of
Gulf County. beware of whom you
vote for in future Elections.
Mr. Armstrong where are your
ethics? Aren't you ashamed you
betrayed Citizens of Gulf County?
Just remember. Mr. Armstrong,


My thought is that if these
people do not care enough about
commercial fishermen and what
they have done for these commu-
nities and want to continue to do,.
to actively support them, then the
least they can do is not to public-
ly insult and belittle them.
As for me and I believe the
-rest of the commercial fishermen.
,we will continue to exercise our
legal right within the law to sur-
v.ive and workand contribute to
this area as commercial fisher-
men. We hope, pray and believe
that the majority of the people of
;these counties continue to sup-
port us in this.
Sincerely,
/s/ Gene Raffield


Commissioner
that I wrote this letter for the War
Veterans in the USA and not just
for myself and the other three
SVeterans on Bailey Road.
Signed: An Angry WWII Veteran


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St. JoeFurniture/The Rug Room


911 System Works...Immediately


This is a letter In praise of the
911 system & the police depart-

Thanks for

Noticing
Dear Mr. Editor,
Thank you for the well
deserved article of. appraisal to
Jerry Stokoe. I admire his deter-
mination to see this dream come
.true. The Stiles Brown Building.
As a member of the Board of
Directors of the Gulf 'County
Senior Citizens organization for
the past several years, I want to
give a great big hand of applause
to the "behind the scenes" work-
ers who have worked very hard on
this project.
The office staff at the Senior
Citizens organization consisting of
Sara Allen, Assistant Director,
Marion Simmons, Mary Reeves,
Betty "Jean Godwin, "Debble:
Summers, Sharon Tillis'and Flo'
Maddox. Also, to all of the volun-
teers and the Board of Directors
who have worked toward this pro-
ject. .
SThanks to all of the people in
Gulf County for your support.
SRespectfully,
Frances Baxter


ment.
This morning I accidentally
hit the 911 (No. I button on my
phone) instead of No. 4 just below
it. 1 Immediately hung up think-
ing that would cancel the call &
not be a bother to anyone. I then
placed my originally intended call
which was very brief & took a
quick shower. As I was getting out
of the shower I heard my door
bell. Two police cruisers & 3 offi-
cers were outside. They had
" arrived while I was in the shower
S& when the doorbell was unan-
Sswered, checked at the neighbors
to see If they had a key or knew
anything. They were again ringing
Sthe bell as I got out of the shower.
Needless to say I was sorry &
embarrassed to know that I had
Inadvertently caused extra con-
cern for anyone. They said they
were glad I was OK & that this
was a "hang-up" call. Hang-up
calls are of special concern, which
makes sense The equipment is
very sensitive, the response is
rapid ... so if any of you readers
ever push the wrong button hang
on & say you're okay, that it was
an error.
Isn't it great to know we have
an effective 911 system, that the
response is rapid & that the offi-
cets are so concerned & kind
Carol J. Utzinger,;


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Sunday, Dec. 8
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All proceeds benefit
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Couple is United
in Virgin Islands
The marriage of Candance
Michelle Thompson and Erik
Rene Tomlinson, took place
November 20 at 10:00 a.m., in St.
Thomas, U.S.V.I,
The bride is the daughter'of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Thompson
of Huntsville, Alabama, and the
groom. is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Philip R. Tomlinson, of Panama
City.:
Given in marriage by her par-
ents, the bride wore a formal
gown of white silk taffeta featur-
ing a sweetheart neckline and off-
the-shoulder sleeves etched and
accented in pearl loops. The
bodice was embellished with
beaded pearls and iridescents.
The back waistline was accented
with a silk beaded bow, and her
full princess skirt flowed into a
semi-cathedral train. The bride's
elbow length veil of sheer illusion
fell from a bandeau accented in
pearls.
The wedding and reception
;: was held beachside at Magen's
Bay, in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
After a wedding cruise to the
Eastern Caribbean, the couple
will reside in Port St. Joe.
The bride Is employed by
Dixie Divers of Panama City and
the groom Is the owner of E. T.
Enterprises.


DAR Gathered For
Luncheon Meeting:
The Saint Joseph Chapter of
the Daughters of the American
Revolution were entertained .at
their veteran celebration by their
very .own veteran, Alice .Kunel, a
World War II WAVE, and a comic
depiction of Paul Revere and his
hard working wife by; Betty


Owens.
Lots of nice gifts were collect-
ed for the Veterans hospital. Two
new members, Carol Dixon and
Jane Forster were welcomed into
the chapter.
A delicious luncheon: was
served. by the young ladies at
.Saint Joseph Bay Country Club.

Say You Saw It In The Start


Mr. & Mrs. Erik Rene Tomlinson


Mc Call, Vathi Are Wed
Heather McCall and Jamie
Vathis were joined in marriage
October 26 at Oak Grove Assem-
bly of God in Port St. Joe. The
Rev. David Fernandez performed
the ceremony.
S-The bride Is the daughter of
Gary and Debra Glem of Port St.
Joe. The groom is the son of
Johnnie Stansel of St. Joe Beach
and George Vathis : :of
Crawfordville.
The bride wore a beautiful
gown of white silk with pearls and


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Ear Piercing. 20% off
Silver & Gold Jewelry
Watch Lady will be here.


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sequins. She carried a bouquet of
navy blue and white silk roses.
Melanie Martina of Apala-
chicola was the matron of honor.
She wore a navy gown and carried
a bouquet fashioned after the
bride's. Carla Johnson was a
junior bridesmaid and Merrisa
_Gliem was the flower girl.
Terry Goldsmith of
Washington. D.C. served as the
best man and the groomsmen
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were Dell Rudd and Gary Gliem.
Following the ceremony, a
reception was held at the home of
John and Ruth Odom. grandpar-
ents of the groom.
The couple honeymooned at
Pigeon Forge. Tennessee and are'
now making their home at St. Joe
Beach. The bride is employed at
Tyndall Federal Credit Union, and
the groom at St. Joe Paper
Company.
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Tim and DeAnn Wilder of
Crawfordvllle are happy to
announce the birth of their son,
Byron Walter Wilder II.
Walt was born November 19
In Tallahassee and weighed 8
pounds 6 ounces. He was wel-
corned home. by his, big sister,
Kaley
Sharing this blessing are,
proud grandparents, Walter and
Diana Wilder of Howard Creek,
Jerold and Mary Griffin, and Rick'
and Mattle Henderson of'
Wewahitchka. Great-grandmoth-
ers are Myrtice Wilder and Lucilletr
McKnight of Port St. Joe. and
Cause Griffin and Martha Da\is
of Wewahitchka.

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the upcoming marriage of their
daughter, Barbara A. Bolden
WattsL to Jer'r L. Watts. :
The wedding will take place
on Sunday, December 8 at 3:00
p.m. in the Thompson Temple
First Born Church of the Living
God on Avenue E in Port St. Joe.
Everyone is invited to attend.


We're not just a beach" ,store. We are just lucky
to have a great location with a wonderful view. We
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Cost: $50.00 per couple
$25.00 individual
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Attendance-limited to 200 people / Black Tie optional
Tickets on sale Monday, December 2nd.
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Cindy Leigh Kittrell '-and
William Mark Powell were joined
in marriage November 23 at-
Grayton Dream in Grayton Beach.
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kittrell of
Jacksonville.
The groom is the son of Mr.

Ladies Auxiliary
Brightens BSJCC
Members of John C. Gainous
Post #10069 Ladies Auxiliary
shared some well-spent time this
Monday, December 2nd at Bay St.
Joseph Care Center. The ladies
gave of themselves at the Port St.
Joe facility as they decorated the
Christmas tree for residents to
enjoy during the holiday season.
The ladles attending, Joan
Phillips, Jenny Seefeldt, and
Arnette Henderson adorned the
tree while Margaret Barker and
Jerri Noble entertained residents
at the piano.


and Mrs. Lavernoh Powell of-Port
St. Joe. .
The bride wore a gown of
matte satin, accented with pearl
detail. She carried a bouquet of
fragrant peach, ivory, and pink
roses.
After a sailing.trip, the couple
will reside in Destin where the
Stride and groom are employed by
Sprint.


Brandon Shayne Price
.1wandon,.Is uo!I
Brandon Shlayne Price cele-
brated his second birthday with a
baseball party at the Stac House
on November 16th. Many friends
and relatives helped him celebrate
this special day!
He is the son of Bradley and
LaDonna Price, the grandson of
Jim and Barbara Boykin of Port
St. Joe and DIAnn Attaway of
Wewahitchka. Brandon is the
great-grandson of Lloyd and
Beatrice Sherrod of Wewahitchka
and the late Myrtle Ramer and
Florence Moore of Andalusia,
SAlabama.


Seniors Holding
Giant Giveaway
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association are now gra-
ciously accepting donations in a
giant giveaway made possible by
Duren's Piggly Wiggly. The busi-
ness has made a generous dona- ;
tion of a $100 shopping spree.
Also to be given away is a rural
cellular phone donated by the
association's friends at 360*
Communications.
The staff, senior citizens and.
many friends of the elderly are:.
currently asking donations frorii
the public. Proceeds from the
fundraising project will be used to
help pay the final construction
expenses of the new center.
The prizes will be given away
at the Christmas Festival on
Saturday, December 14th. Addi-
tional prizes will be Included in
the giveaway which will allow a
prize to be awarded ever hour
from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Also on that day, they will be
selling those delicious BBQ beef
sandwich plates and peanut brit-
tle.
Garden Club Bake
and Rummage Sale
The Port St. Joe Garden Club
members will hold a bake and
rummage sale on Saturday.
December 7th, starting at 8 a.m.
The following items will be
available for shoppers: baked
goods, crafts, floral arrangements
and plants, etc.
Come buy your favorite item
and help them to raise the fund-
ing needed to paint the garden
club building.

Retired Educators
Set Holiday Party"
The annual Gulf County
Retired Educators Association
will hold its Christmas party on
Tuesday, December 10 at the
home of Jacque Price, located at
1401 Monument Avenue in Port
St. Joe.
All retired educators in the
area are cordially invited to
attend.

Senior Citizens
Need Donations
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association, Inc. Is ask-
ing for donations.fror the public
for electric heaters. electric blan-
kets, ;arid'gt :guai-blkan kets 'f6r'the
needy elderly in Gulf County.
Used Items are fine as long as
they are in good condition. For
more information, please call
229-8466.

New Writers'
Group Forming
Writing an article, novel.
poem or non-fiction book can be a
lonely, solitary activity. It doesn't
matter whether you are a begin-
ner, an amateur with some pub-
lishing, or full time professional.
There are times when a writer
needs the support and communi-
cation only another writer can
provide.
Are you interested in such a
support group? A new group is
being formed now. If, you are
interested, contact Jim Newton at
229-9123.

Many Thanks!
We do have caring people that
volunteer their time and services.
These people are John and Dolly
Rommes and all the people who
helped put on the Community
Thanksgiving Dinner at First
Methodist Church In Mexico
Beach.
Ovei 35 people were served
dinner who might otherwise have
eaten alone.
I: isn't it nice to know there are
still people who care!
:Thanks, John & Dolly!




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Cliff and Ruth Harper

50 Years Wed
Cliff and Ruth Harper, along
.with their children, request the
-pleasure of the company of their
'friends and family at their cele-
'bration at Wakulla Springs Lodge
,on Saturday, December 7th from
'8 to 11 p.m.
Cliff and Ruth are former res-
idents of Port St. Joe having
'resided here from 1952 through
1957. Cliff worked with Florida
Power while Ruth stayed home to
raise their five children. They:
were both members of Long
Avenue Baptist Church.


"A Country Store"
Sat. by Beach Lions
The Beaches Lions Club of
Medico Beach will be holding their
Second Annual "A Country Store"
this Saturday. December 7th from
8 a.m. (CT) until at the Chamber
building there.
Those attending will enjoy
displays of handmade gifts and
decorations, candles, baked
goods, a flea market, and a' deli-
cious lunch. Visitors to the event.
young or young-at heart, will have
the opportunity to pose for
Polaroid pictures with Santa or
1The Lion".
Go out, enjoy the event, and
and support this worthy commu-
nity organization.


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GCARC Thanks Community with Annual Dinner


Gulf's Toys For
The adorable "Fantasy Land
Playhouse", shown in the accom-
panying photo, will be given.away
following the Wewahltchka
Christmas parade oh Saturday,
December 14. All proceeds
received from the give-away will
benefit the Gulf County Toys for
Tots program, sponsored by Gulf
Correctional Institution. Tickets
can be purchased at the
Wewahitchka State Bank in
Wewahltchka and at the Gulf
Correctional Institution.


Tots Program


A second "Fantasy Land
Playhouse" will be given away
after the Port St. Joe Christmas
Parade. also on December 14.
Again, these proceeds will be
given to the Gulf County Toys for
Tots Program. Tickets for this
house can be purchased at the
Wewahitchka State Bank in Port
SSt. Joe and at the Gulf Forestry
Camp.
For more information, contact
Tim: Whitehead at 639-1107.


The Gulf County Association
for Retarded Citizens, Inc. held
its Annual Appreciation Dinner
on November 18 at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church. There were
approximately 200 guests that at-
tended the annual token of ap-
preciation of the local communi-
ty.
Additionally, over 30 repre-
sentatives from community mer-
chants, vendors, clients, city and
county officials, medical person-
nel, and private enterprises at-
tended the gala event. They
would be remiss, however, if they
failed to mention the many, many
individuals whom they serve that
were also in attendance.
The Thanksgiving dinner was
blessed Rev. Larry Wells. and mu-
sic song provided by Gloria Fen-
nell. Vicki Price, and Johnny Bul-
lock. Awards were presented to
Ronnie Stanley (Selma Shoemak-
er Award), Sheila Fennell (Em-







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ployee of the Year), and an appre-
ciation award to Edwin G.
Williams for his years of service
as a board member.
An extra special feature of the
evening was the memorial dedi-
cated in loving memory of Charles
Land Davis. Charles Ball, Execu-
tive Director, hosted the event,


and closing remarks were provid-
ed by Sally Jenkins, Board Presi-
dent.
The Board of Directors, staff,
and employees of the Gulf County
Association for Retarded Citizens,
Inc. would like to take this oppor-
tunity to express their sincere ap-
preciation to all of you in the sur-


rounding communities who have
made contributions of time, re-
sources, and compassion to meet
the needs of those special individ-
uals served. They wish you all the
best in all your future endeavors,
and look forward to continuing, a
warm relationship with each of
you.


Christmas Concert In Apalachicola Sunday Afternoon


The Bay Area Choral Society
under the direction of Nancy Tot-
man, and the Ilse Newell Fund for
the Performing Arts will present
Camille Saint Saens' Christmas
Oratorio and Bach's For UsA Child
is Born with orchestral accompa-'
niment, and a number of our
Area soloists, on Sunday, Decem-
ber 8, at 4 p.m. in historic Trinity
Church in Apalachicola.
Mrs. Totman and her hus-
band, Glenn, are both native Flo-


ridlans, and have recently re-
turned to Apalachicola. She holds
degrees in both music and thea-
tre from Florida State University.
Since 1965, she has been active
as a school teacher and instruc-
tor in piano andcvoice. She now
teaches music at Chapman Ele-
mentary School. Mrs. Totman has
served as director and soloist for
several church and community
choral organizations, and has
performed as soloist with various


universities. Most recently, she
was the founding director of the
Quincy Music Theatre.
The Ilse Newell Fund is spon-
sored by the Apalachicola Area
Historical Society, a 507-(c)-3, ed-
ucational, non-profit incorpora-
ton serving the area with pro-
grams, museums, and publica-
tions. A donation of $2 will be
asked at the door for those not
holding season tickets or $1 for
children over 5.


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Perform Service Project
The Future Business Leaders of America chapter of Port St. Joe
High School helped make the Thanksgiving holidays brighter as
their chose to distribute food baskets to needy families in the area.
Shown above are Sherri Hamilton, left, president FBLA, and Melanie
guinn, secretary, as they prepare for distribution.

Is Law Enforcement Crossover For You?


Gulf and Franklin County
Correctional Officers-Do you
want to "crossover" from correc-
tions to law enforcement?
Classes to make the transi-
tion will begin in February, 1997
and will last about seven months,
attending Mondays through
Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m.
Eligibility requirements are: com-
pletion of COBS, placement test-
ing (place into ENC 1101 and
MAT 0024), and they may require
application.
The cost will be approximate-
ly $700, plus uniforms, books,.
etc. Vhose completing the course:
will'receive 19 credit hours, plus
one PSAV credit (add firearms.'
first ?esponder and defensive tac-


tics, if COBS is over four years
old).
For more information, or to
get your name on the list, call
(904) 872-3878 or 229-2760 on.
Tuesday or Thursday afternoons.

Announce Birth
Brant and Cary Bizek are
proud to announce the birth of
their daughter, Alexis Kaylln,
born November 29 at Wilford Hall
Medical Center In San Antonio,
Texas. 'She weighed in at five
pounds two ounces.
Grandparents are. Ron arid
Marilyn Bizek of Overstreet and
David and Leslie Cassara of
Detroit, Michigan.


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HANNON INSURANCE AGENCY

Phone 227-1133

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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 1996 PAGE/7A-


This Holiday Season Give


Gifts That Keep On Giving


.Contribute To Food Drive
The Port St. Joe Middle School Student Council recently sponsored a canned goods drive
tribute 650 items to the H.R.S. Thanksgiving drive.
In the photo above, representing the council, are (1 to r) Ben Ashcraft and Dusty Crews
unload the items given by the student body. Student Council members appreciate the help
dents and their parents who contributed to the worthy cause.i




Take Precaution, Heed Th4


Winter Heating Safety Tip


Electricity has made home
heating simple. But certain pre-
cautions should be iaken to make
sure your home stays warm, safe
and efficient this winter.
To Heat Your Home Safely:
Portable heaters direct heat
precisely where you want it, per-
mitting a lower central thermo-
stat setting and increased energy
,savings.
eMake sure your heater bears
the safety approved Underwriter's
Laboratories seal.
*Keep the heater at least
three feet from drapes and furni-
ture, and out of the reach of chil-
dren or pets.
eDon't place electrical cords
under rugs, in door jambs. or un-
der table legs where the wire in-
sulation may be damaged.
S*MNake sure the., heater
doesn't" touch -pipes "'radiators.
faucets or other. mell objects
that form a ground connection.
*Disconnect the heater by
grasping the plug, not the cord.
And make sure that all wiring is


in good condition.;
To Save on Heating:
Even though we live in Flori-
da. there are days when we need
to turn on the heat, which then
increases our energy bills. If the
weather is unusually cold or.
stays cold for a prolonged period
of time, bills can increase signifl-
; cantly. The following tips will help
you- lower your winter energy
bills: : "
*Keep your thermostat at the
lowest comfortable temperature -
68-70 degrees is recommended.
Every degree above 70 costs an
additional three to six percent.
*Keep doors and windows
closed when heat is on.
*Keep your central heating
system's fan switch in the "auto"
position. If the fan is left in the'
-on" position. your heating sys-
tem can add $15 or more a
month to heating costs.
*Replace heating system fil-
ters monthly. Dirty filters greatly
increase heating costs.
*Using a portable heater for


TIMOTHY J. MCFARLND
ATTORNEY AT LAW

GENERAL PRACTICE
Divorce / Child Custody
Criminal Defense / DUI's
Accidents / Injuries
Wills / Estates

326 REID AVENUE DoWNToWN PORT ST. JOE
227-3113
'Te himg d a lawyer an nponar deosrt n Ina sw nt a noi De SDaoe soel y LI an a seian
Before you oeode ask us to sena yCou fee rnbmnaton aDJour cU qu cam ns ana lpereas

S:


"spot" heating lets yoi
temperature in the
house. However, us.
,much can be very c
1.500-watt resistance
rating 24-hours-a-d
month would cost mor

Advocates Nee
Area Health An
Human Service
A search is under
new members to fill s
Department of Chi
Families (formerly HRS
Health and Humar
Board. Residents of an
counties served by the
eligible for members
counties Include: Bay
Franklin, Gadsden, Gu
Jackson. Jefferson, Le
Madison. Taylor, Wa
Washington counties.
Members of the cit
oversee state dollars
spent to meet hum
needs in the area. Per
ested In serving on th
Board should have de
an interest in such Iss
The deadline for n
tons is Friday. Dec
Persons who have
applied for Board n
will be considered in tU
process and need not
As required by
members represent
population in terms of
and ethnic background
tions will be reviewed
committee who will tU
mend candidates to th
ate authority.
For an application
information on how t
board membership. c
Brown at (904) 488-05
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f Americans are generous. As a
nation, they contribute more than
any other to support worthwhile
causes.
However, at times an individ-
ual may be torn between generos-
ity and responsibility. An individ-
ual may hesitate to part today
With assets that may be needed
tomorrow for personal or family
-obligations.
The goals of generosity ard
responsibility are compatible.
SWith proper planning both can be
achieved. An individual need only
consider the many options avail-
able for accomplishing these
goals. -
An Individual may make an
outright gift of money or property


Early Holiday
School Dismissal
Due to the Christmas holi-
days. schools In Gulf County will
eand con-' be dismissed early on Friday.
December 20.
helping to The following is a bus sched-
of all stu- ule for early dismissal on that
day:
Port St. Joe (ESTI
Highland View Elementary..11:30
North PSJ Elementary.1....... 11:30
e e Port St. Joe Elementary...... 11:35
,sx Port St. Joe Middle School.. 11:50
Port St. Joe High School....12:00
Wewahitchka ICST
| Main Street Site (WES) ....... 11:45
Linton Site (WES) ...............11:50
U lower the Wewahitchka High School...12:00
rest of the Elementary school breakfast
ing it too will be.served, but lunch will not
costly One be served Friday, December 20.
heater op- Have a safe and happy holi-
lay for a dayl
e than $80.

led For KC Seeking Area
d Service Persons
d The local Knights of
is Board Columbus, Council #11572, is
seeking the names and addresses
way to find of all armed service personnel
eats on the from the Mexico Beach and Port
Idren and St. Joe area. Their intent is to
S) District 2 send holiday greetings to these
n Services service people.
ny of the 14 Please call one of the follow-
e Board are ing phone numbers, by December
hip. Those 10th. and leave all pertinent
,r Calhoun, information: .227-3444: 227-
ulf, Holmes, 3259; 429-jqi'4E or 648-8724.
on. Liberty, '
akulla and

izens board
s that are
an service
rsons inter-
e District 2
monstrated
sues.
ew applica-
:ember 20.
previously
membership
he selection
reapply.
law, board
this area's .
age, gender .. '.\
id. Applica-
by a select
hen recom-
ie appropri-
in or more'
to apply for
-ontact Irna
569. .


to.a designated charity. Of course,
the individual's estate will be enti-
tled to a charitable deduction for
the full, fair market value of the
gift. The designated gift may be
for a specific amount, a specific
property (personal or real), a per-
centage of the value of the estate,
or even contingent on other
events.
If financial responsibilities
extend beyond an individual's life-
time, a charitable gift may still be
made by directing the gift be used
to establish a charitable remain-
der trust or gift annuity, created
in the individual's will.


License/Vehicle
Inspections Set
The Florida Highway :Patrol
will .be conducting, inspection
checkpoints during the week of
November 29 and 30 at CR-73
near CR-287'and SR-30 'near
Alen Memorial Way ...
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment. troopers will
concentrate' their efforts on vehi-
cles operated with defects such'as
bad brakes, worn tires and defec-
tive lighting equipment. In addi-
tion, attention will be directed to
drivers who would violate the dri-
ver license laws of Florida.
The Patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection of all
motorists.

Thompson Temple
FBC Dinners Sold
Members of the Thompson
Temple First Born Church on
Avenue E in Port St. Joe are sell-
ing dinners Thursday, December
5th (today) for only $4.50. The
menu for each dinner includes:
fried or baked chicken, dressing &
gravy or rice & gravy, potato
salad, green beans or collard
greens, cornbread or rolls, cake
and tea.
Dinners may be picked up or
delivered. To place an order call
Corne Daniels at 229-6935 or
call the church before 10:30 a.m.
today at 229-6997.


In a charitable remainder
trust, property is transferred to a
trustee to be held for the benefit
of a specified beneficiary, while
the trust lasts. Commonly, this
provides an income stream for the
beneficiary. When the trust ends
the remaining trust property
passes to the charity.
A gift annuity is a combina-
tion of a gift and an investment
through which, in exchange for a
transfer of money or property, the
charity contractually guarantees
to pay an income to a specified
beneficiary for a term of years or
life.
To take advantage of these
gift opportunities, an individual
does not have. to be wealthy nor
have a large estate. These options
and others are available'to all.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 1996


Arizona Chemical Honors Its Retirees


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


Dear Counselor:
I have been with my fiance for
two years, and we have a relative-
ly good relationship. He has never
given me any real reason- to ques-
tion his love or loyalty.
The problems, I am unsure if
my insecurity is a sign of some-
thing wrong in the relationship or
something wrong with me. What
should I do?
Signed,
Unsure and Insecure
Dear Unsure,
It is only natural to feel inse-
cure at times in a relationship.
Committing yourself emotionally
to another person can be a fright-
ening thifig. Still, chronic insecu-
rity should be examined closely.
Do you feel he is not emotion-
ally forthcoming-he doesn't say
"I love you" enough or isn't as
affectionate as you would like? If
so, it doesn't mean he doesn't love
you: it means that he needs to
hear from you that you need a lit-
tie more reassurance of his feel-
ings. Perhaps there are some
changes that he can then make
with regard to how he communi-
cates with you.
In addition to verbalizing
emotions,.couples must learn to
recognize the many other caring
behaviors in relationships. In


MMS Opens Area
Information Office
The U. S. Department of the
Interior's Minerals Management
Service (MMS) has announced the
opening :of a pilot Information
office in Pensacola.
The opening of this office is in
response to an increased demand
for Information from Florida con-
stituents concerning Outer
Continental Shelf (OCS) activities
in federal waters offshore the Gulf
of Mexico States-Florida. Texas,
Louisiana. Mississippi, and
Alabama.
This satellite office will:
*provide area groups and
individuals with a convenient
S point of contact with the MMS;
*improve communication
opportunities. with panhandle
communities', local leaders, envi-
rdiinmental anid civic groups, and
: othernterested parties; and
provide logistical support on


addition, the insecurity may be
something that you must address
yourself-traumas that occurred
in your childhood, low self-esteem
and previous betrayals are all
issues that can lead to insecurity.
If this is the case, you must
stop looking for reassurance from
another person and find it within
yourself. Counseling can be a
wonderful tool into finding insight
and resolution to these problems.
Gulf County Guidance Clinic
has caring and qualified coun-
selors who can help you address
these feelings of insecurity.
Individual counseling early in a
relationship can do much to build
on the strengths that you both
present; Please don't hesitate to
call and good luckl
Signed,
Stacey Anders
Outreach Counselor
Note: Please address your-ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor. 311 Williams
Avenue. Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to
227-1145.


Eastern Gulf of Mexico issues
back to the Regional Office locat-'
ed in New orleans.
The office will open (today)
Thursday, December 5th. Its
address is 41 North Jefferson.
Street, Suite 300, Pensacola, FL
32501. Office hours will be
Monday through Friday from 8.
a.m. until 4:30 p.m. You may call
the office at (904) 433-2279 or the
telefax number is (904) 433-0428.
On the Internet the New Eastern
Gulf Page is at http://www.
mms.gov/orim/gomr/ Click on
Offshore Information and then
click on Activities in the
Eastern Gulf.
MMS is the federal agency
that manages the nation's natural
gas, oil and other mineral
resources on the OCS. and col-
lects, accounts for, and disburses
about $4 billion yearly In rev-
e'eues from FeaerWi offrore leases
and federal and Indian onshore
mineral leases.


During the holiday season
when thoughts turn to close
friends and missed relatives, Ari-
zona Chemical's Port St. Joe
plant held its first retiree lunch-
eon to honor those valued "family
members" for their dedicated
years of service.
"These individuals, who rep-
resent more than 600 years of ex-
perience, helped build the Port
:St. Joe plant," said Clark Davis,
plant manager. "They will always
be an important part of our oper-
ations, and we'd like to keep
them informed about the many
activities still occurring through-
out Arizona Chemical."
Retirees, their spouses, wid-
ows and friends were invited to
the plant for lunch, fellowship
and a plant and company update.
Afterward, many stayed to walk
through the facility and visit for-
mer co-workers .
"I appreciate the opportunity
to get together," said Preston
Gibbs, who retired from his most
recent position as shipping and'
yard superintendent after nearly
38 years. "It was nice to catch up
with friends, hear about improve-
:ments made and meet new em-
ployees."
Harvie Kennedy, a 37 year
plant veteran, and his wife Agnes
drove two hours from their home
in Georgia in order to attend the
function. "I'm really glad we made
the trip," said Kennedy, whose
most recent position at the plant
was boiler operator. "It's been two
years since I retired, and It meant
a lot to have the chance to see .
everyone again."
The event was significant for
current employees of Arizona
Chemical's Port St. J& plant as
well.
"After working together for so
many years, its easy to under-
stand why we consider ourselves
a family," said Waylon Graham,

Gulf Coast's Band
and Choir Perform
The Gulf Coast Community
College Concert Band will perform
a "Winter Concert" on December
5th at 7:30 p.m. In the Amelia
Center Theatre. Donations for
music scholarships will be
accepted.
The Gulf Coast Community
College Concert Choir,
Masterworks Chorale and Singing
Commodores will perform music
for the Christmas season on
December 14 at 7:30 p.m. In the
Amelia Center Theatre.
For more infobrfiat'idf'-N.
these performances, call"'72-'
3886.


Apple Bread Is Doubly Delicious


A slice of Apple 'n' Spice Bread
paired with a cup of tea or glass of
Scider makes a great light breakfast or
anytime snack.
Applesauce and dried apples keep this
easy, loaf-rype quick bread extra-
moist. The applesauce also replaces
some of the margarine to trim both
calories and fat. For a "boost of nutri-
tion" and an appealing nuity crunch,
wheat germ is added to the baner and
sprinkled on top.
Other healthfully delicious recipes are
available free in the newly revised
brochure, Healthy' Eatng Made Easy.
To order, send your name and com-
plete address to: Healthy Eating Mlade
Easy, 332 S. Michigan Ave., Suite
900, Dept. N, Chicago, IL 60604.
Apple n' Spice Bread
2/3 cup dried apple slices
1/4 cup walnuts or pecans.
(optional)
1/4 cup crystallized ginger*
1/2 cup:,(1 suck) margarine,
softened
1 cup sugar
.1-1/3 cups unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup egg substitute or I egg
plus I egg white
,1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup Kretschmer wheat germ,
any flavor '-
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Heat oen to 350"F SpraN 9 x 5 or
8 x 4-inch loaf pan with no-suck
cooking spra. or grease lightly. Fine-
15 chop apples, walnuts and ginger


We'll replace disc brake pads or rear shoes.
Resurface drums and rotors. Inspect calipers or
cylinders. Repack front wheel bearings. Replace
grease non-drive axlei. Inspect master cylinder.
Semi-metallic pads and hardware extra.
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together in food processor or by hand;
set aside. Beat together margarine and
sugar until creamy. Add applesauce
and egg substitute, beat well. Stir in
apples, walnuts and ginger. Add com-
bined dr\ ingredients, mix iust until
dr', ingredients are moistened Pour
rito prepared pan Bake 55 to 65 min-
utes or until dark golden brown Cool
t1' minutes. remo'.e from pan to wtre


rack Cool completely. 18 (1/2-inch
thick) slices
1 teaspoon ground ginger may be
substituted. Add with flour
Nutrition Information (I slice): Cal-
ories 150, Calories From Fat 30,
Toial Fat 3g. Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol Omg, Carbohydrate 28g,
Dietary Fiber Ig, Sodium 160mg.
Protein 3g


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.* Enjoyed Thanksgiving Feast
The children and workers at K.I.D.S. Instructional Day Service enjoyed a Thanksgiving lunch last
week in a delicious celebration of the first Thanksgiving in Amierica, complete with Indian head dress-
ing attire..


The National Kidney Foun-
dation (NKF) of Florida receives
several calls each week regarding
the saving of various items for
dialysis treatments. Well-inten-
tioned citizens collect items, most
often tabs from aluminum cans,
and wish to turn them in to help
pay for dialysis treatment. The
NKF of Florida does not operate
such a program. This is a rumor
that has been circulating for at
least the last 50 years.
"A lot of people's valuable
time is being wasted, and I fear
that they will be so discouraged
when they discover they've wasted
their time that they will be reluc-
tarit-to do worthwhile volunteer
work," said NKF of Florida
Executive Director, Haskell Gates.
Anyone who has collected
tabs can take them to the nearest
Reynolds Recycling Center. The
tabs will be valued as. scrape alu-
' minum, and the money can be


donated to the NKF of Florida.
The NKF of Florida does col-
lect one item-cars. Through its
Kidney Cars Program, individuals
can donate their unwanted cars,
trucks, boats or motorcycles sim-
ply by calling 1-800-488-CARS
(2277). Once the proper, paper-
work is completed and returned,
arrangements will be made to tow
the car at no charge to the donor.
Vehicles are then either sold at'
auction or for parts. It is a great
way to recycle and it may qualify
the donor for a tax deduction.
The National Kidney Foun-
dation of Florida is one of 52
Affiliates of the National Kidney
Foundation, Inc. The ultimate
goal of the foundation is to pre-
vent kidney and urinary tract dis-
eases, improve, the health and
well-being of individuals and faim-
ilies affected by these diseases,
and increase the availability of all.
organs for transplantation.


For more information write
the NKF of Florida at 1040
Woodcock. Road, Suite 119,
Orlando, Florida 32803 or call
(407) 894-7325 or (800) .927-
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Latishia D. Watson
Latishia D. Watson, 19, of
Port St. Joe passed away Satur-
day morning. November 30. at her
home. She was a lifelong resident
of Port St. Joe and was a member
of Zion Fair Missionary Baptist
Church. She attended margaret
K. Lewis School for 12 years.
Survivors include her grand-
mother, Lillian Nelson and her
friend, Cullen Thompson of Port
St. Joe; her mother and step-
father, Janet and James Williams
of Panama City; her father, Robert
Watson of Port St. Joe; her grand-
parents, James and Rosa An-
thony of Port St. Joe; her great-
grandmother, Ruth Foxworth of
Port St. Joe; her brothers and sis-
ters. Christopher Watson and
Felecha Watson of Tallahassee,
and James and Jasmine Williams
of Panama City; her aunts and
uncles, Barbara and Carl Bailey
of Port St. Joe, Joyce and Marvin
Davis of. Macon, Georgia, and
June Smiley of Port St. Joe; and a
Number of cousins and friends.
The funeral service was held
Trom the raveside at Forest Hill
emetery on Tuesday at 11:00
ilm. Interment followed.
AllI services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
rome of Port St. Joe.

Flora Mae Maddox
Flora Mae (Cason) Maddox,
72, a lifelong resident of Port SL
Jae, passed away Monday.
Ccember 2 at her home.
SMs. Maddox was thie daughter
the late Mr. and Mrs. E. C.
Cson, also of Port SL Joe, and
was of the Baptist faith.
:Survivors include one ,son,
John Claudius Maddox; twin
daughters, Dianne Maddox and
Donna Milton of Miami; one sis-
ter. Hazel Goodson of Caryville. 1
Ms. Maddox had three grand-
children, Christopher and'Jessica
Milton of Miami and Jenna Caprio
Mad-lox of Port St. Joe.
IM s. Maddox was active in the
Daughters of the American.
Revolution, St. Joseph Historical,
Society. and the Garden Club of
Port St. Joe.
A, memorial service will be
Held friday, December 6 at 10:00
a.m. jat GIll ore-Southerland
, Funeral Home 01 Port St. Joe.
Intlieu of flowers, those desir-
ing may make a donation to the
Gulf County Senior Citizens
Center of Port St. Joe.

John W. Finch
Johpl W. Finch, 63, of
Wewahlichka. passed away
Monday night at his home. A
native of Wausau, he was a
retired heavy equipment operator
and had been a resident of
Wewahitchka for the past 11
years.
Survivors 'include his wife,
Bobbie Jean Finch of Wewahitch-
ka; his children, Deborah Savoy
of \'ille Platte. Louisiana. Wesley
Eugene Finch of Lawtell,
Louisianal Craig Finch and wife,
Hazel of Washington. Louisiana,
Charles Fihch and wife. Ruthle of
Opelousas. Louisiana. and
Sandra Adklnson of Fort Knox.
Kentucky: his mother. Bea Finch
of Fountain; ten grandchildren;
one great-giandchild: and two sis-
,ters, Lois Stone of Round Lake
and Josephine Sanders of Virginia
Beach, Virginia.
The funeral service: will be
held at 2:00. p.m., C.S.T.,
Thursday (today) from graveside
at Roberts Cemetery, conducted
by Rev. J. E. Rish. Interment will
follow. He lay in state at the
T Comforter Funeral Home,
Wewahitchka Branch Chapel from


5:00 until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday
evening, and will on Thursday
from_12:00 until 1:00 p.m.
,All services, are under the
direction ofthe Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel


Leslie Alden Farris
Leslie Alden Farris, 65, of Port
St. Joe, died Thursday morning.
November' 28 In Gulf Pines
Hospital. He was born in Caryville
and was a long time resident of.
Port St. Joe. He was retired from
the City of Port St. Joe as City
Clerk. He also worked with the
Leon County Sheriffs Department
.and was .a member of Long
Avenue Baptist Church, where.he
assisted in playing the organ.
He is preceded in death by his
parents. Wesley and Stella Farris,
one brother, Gordon Farris, and a
brother-In-law. H. W. (Buck)
Griffin.
He is survived by two broth-
ers and sisters-in-law. Gene and
Naomi Farris of Tennessee and
Tom and Ruby Farris of San
Antonio. Texas: one sister, Elsie
Griffin: and a sister-in-law.
Marguerite (Sissy) Farris of Port
St. Joe. ':
Funeral services were con-
ducted Saturday, November 30 at
11 a.m. in Long Avenue Baptist
Church. with Rev. Curtis Clark
officiating. Interment was in Holly
Hill Cemetery.
Pall bearers were Johnny
Linton, Jimmy Williams, Grady
Player. Raymond Lawrence, Tom:
Ford, Cecil Harrison, Jimmy H.
Cox, Dave Maddox and Ralph
Walton.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Glmhore-Sou their -
land Funeral Home of Port St.
Joe.'


Carlton J. Edman
Carlton John (Bud) Edman,
age 85. of Port St. Joe died
Wednesday, November 27 in a
Panama City hospital. Carlton,
"Bud" as he was affectionately
called, was a loving Christian,
husband, father, and friend. He
was a well-respected musician
and a master of key boards.
During World War II he made
a valuable contribution to the war'
effort. He was involved In the
invention of a device for the man-
ufacturing of five inch guns that
were used on U. S. war ships.'
This enabled the Northern Pump,
Comp to greatly increase produc-
tion. This was acknowledged by
the U. S. Government at Northern
Pump (of Minnesota) in apprecia-
tion.
Mr. Edman is survived by his
wife,' Shirley Beatrice Edman of
Port St. Joe; a daughter, Sherry
Davis of Port St. Joe; a son. Kerry
Carlton Edman of Ham Lake,
Minnesota; five grandchildren,
Gordon Carlton Davis of Palatine,
Illinois, Douglas Davis of Cedar,
Minnesota, Laurie McLeroy of
Panama City Beach. Jennifer.
Emory of Bayou.George, and Tyler
Edman of Ham Lake; five great-
grandchildren;", Kyle Davis.
Brandon Dusterhoff, David Fuller
Emory IV, Paul Glen McLeroy,
and Carlton Ketman Emory; an
aunt, Cora Lageson of St. Louis
Park, Minnesota, and the other
members of the Driscoll, Knapp,
and Johnston families.
Memorial services for Mr.
Edman were held at 2:00 p.m.
Friday. November 29 at the Kent-
Forest Lawn Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Charles R. Floyd
officiating. Memorialization was
by cremation.
All arrangements were under'
the direction of Kent-Forest Lawn
Funeral Home of Panama City.


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Succulent Seafood Makes Holidays In Florida Bountiful


Holidays are a time to bring
out your favorite recipes. Forget
the calories and go full speed
ahead to the best-tasting recipes
that are a family tradition. The
Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services offers a
variety of seafood recipes. Deli-
cious yuletide seafood favorites
include HOLIDAY SHRIMP
WREATH (a party centerpiece),
CHRISTMAS CRANBERRY CATCH
(a main dish), SMOKED FISH
YULE LOG (a spread), TALLAHAS-
SEE SHRIMP DIP (a dip), HOLI-
DAY CRAB CLAWS (a marinated
hours d'oeuvres and CARAMBOLA
LOBSTER SALAD (a salad). These
are tried-and-true recipe favorites
that have stood the test of time.
Enjoy the best of Florida seafood
during the holidays.
HOLIDAY SHRIMP WREATH
3 pounds headless Florida shrimp
2 quarts boiling water
1/4 cup salt
1 8-oz. package cream cheese
1-1/3 tablespoon horseradish
1 tablespoon lemon Juice
S 1 1/2 cups chopped parsley
1 14x2x1-1/2" styrofoam wreath
1 12xl2xl" styrofoam square
1 roll plastic wrap
1 box round toothpicks
1 red bow
2 bunches Florida endive
a Peel and devein shrimp. Make
a shallow cut down the back of
each shrimp. Wash. Place shrimp
in boiling salted water: cover and
simmer 3-5 minutes until shrimp
are pink and tender. Drain. Rinse
'in cold water. Drain.
Combine cheese and season-
ings; whip until smooth and
fluffy.. Spread cut side of shrimp
with cheese, mixture anid dip .in
parsley. Chill. Cover wreath with
plastic wrap.
Draw a rectangle, 6 x 1-1/2
inches; in the center of the styro-
foam square. Cut out rectangle
and Insert the wreath. Attach
-shrimp to wreath with toothpicks.
Fasten the red bow on the top of
wreath. Cover base with greens.
Yield: Approximately 75 hours
d'oeurves. .
CHRISTMAS CRANBERRY
CATCH:
2 pounds Florida grouper fillets
1 cup sliced Florida celery
16 tablespoons margarine or .'
vegetable oil
4 cups soft bread cubes
(1/2-inch square)
S1/2 cup chopped Florida pecans
1-1/4 teaspoons salt
I teaspoon grated orange rind;
1/4 cup Florida orange Juice.:
Cranberry-Orange Sauce
SCut fish into six portions.
Melt four tablespoons margarine
in a 10-inch skillet; add celery,
and onion and cook until tender,
but not brown.
Stir In bread cubes, pecans,
1/4 teaspoon salt, orange rind
and orange Juice. Turn stuffing
into a well-greased 12 x 8 x 2 inch
baking dish. Arrange fish in a sin-
gle layer on stuffing. Drizzle fish
with remaining melted margarine.
Sprinkle fish with 1 teaspoon salt.
Bake at 350 degrees F. 25-30
minutes or until fish flakes easily
when tested with a fork. Serve
with Cranberry-Orange Sauce.
Yield: 6 servings.
CRANBERRY-ORANGE SAUCE
1/3 cup Florida sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 cup Florida orange juice,.
1/2 cup water
1 cup raw cranberries
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
Combine sugar and corn-


starch in a saucepan. Add orange
juice and water; stir together.
Cook, stirring constantly, until
mixture comes to a boil. Add
cranberries; cook until skins pop,
about 5 minutes; stir occasional-
ly. Fold in orange rind. Serve with
fish. Yield: 1-1/4 cups sauce.
SMOKED FISH YULE LOG
2-1/2 cups smoked, flaked
Florida Spanish Mackerel
or mullet
1 8-oz. package cream cheese,
softened
1 tablespoon grated onion
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon horseradish
1/4 teaspoon salt
.1/2 cup chopped Florida pecans
2 tablespoons chopped Florida


'Severe weather alerting and
general weather information has
expanded for the Big Bend area of
North Florida as the installations
have been completed for two new
NOAA (National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration).
Weather Radio stations which
officially .went on the air
Thursday. November 21st.
The Tallahassee National
Weather Service (NWS) and the
SFlorida Department of Commu-
nity Affairs (DCA) announce the
new NOAA .Weather Radio fre-
quencies of 162.500 Megahertz
broadcasting from a transmitter
located in East Point, near
Apalachicola In Franklin County
and 162.425 Megahertz from a
transmitter located in Salem. near
Perry in Taylor County.
Governor Lawton Chiles, after
Hurricane Andrew and the March
1993 "No-Name Super Winter
SStorm of the Century". Initiated
some improvements and expan-
sions with the NWS' severe weath-
er coverage for Florida. The NWS
responded with a number of
enhancements for Florida weather
surveillance, one of which was to
expand NOAA Weather Radio
around the state to provide
Florida citizens an immediate;
source for severe weather alerts,
and warnings.

Need Christmas
Assistance?
The Salvation Army will be at
the American Legion Hall, located
at 306 Third Street in Port St.
Joe, on Monday and Tuesday,
'December 9 and 10 from 9:00
a.m. until 3:00 p.m., E.S.T. for
;'those in need of Christmas assis-
* stance. ... -
You will need to bring some
form of identification (I.D. or
social security card) and a proof
of residency (i.e., utility bill).'
Distribution for the Christ-
mas baskets will be on December
18. If you have any further ques-,
tions, please contact Captain
Brown at the Salvation Army at
769-5259.


parsley
Assorted crackers
Combine cheese, onion,
lemon Juice, horseradish and salt;
add fish and mix thoroughly. Roll
fish mixture into a log. Chill for
several hours. Combine pecans
and parsley. Roll smoked fish log
in nut mixture. Serve with.crack-
ers. Yield: 2 cups spread.
TALLAHASSEE SHRIMP DIP
1/2 pound cooked peeled and
deveined Florida shrimp
1 1-3/4 oz. package onion
soup mix
2 cups sour cream
1/4 cup catsup
1 tablespoon chopped Florida-
parsley o
chopped parsley (garnish)


"I feel this is important
enough that all Florida residents
should have a NOAA' Weather
Radio receiver In their homes as
common as smoke detectors,"l
Governor Chiles has.said.
Joe Myers, Florida's DCA
Director of Emergency manage-
ment (DEM), signed a.
Memorandum of Agreement in
early 1994 with the NWS to work
together In expanding NOAA
Weather Radio (NWR), among
pther projects, to "Fill the gaps"
where a NWR signal has been
either weak or non-existent in
several areas around the state.
SNOAA Weather Radio is being
developed into an "all hazards"
warning system, which now
includes not only weather warn-
ings, but emergency information
of all kinds to the public, such as
with hazardous materials acci-
dents, as coordinated between the
state's DEM and the NWS.
"NOAA Weather Radio Is actuy-
ally the quickest means of receiv-
ing severe weather warnings and
other emergency information we
need to get to the public," Joe:
myers said.
The NWS and state and local
emergency management offices in
Florida have been successful with
the airing of six new NWR stations
since the '93 Winter Storm disas-
ter. The NWS operates a total of
20 NWR broadcast stations
around the state. The goal is to fill
in a few more gaps where there is
little or no reception so that at
least 95 percent of Florida resl-
dents will have access to NWR.



NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
FICTITIOUS NAME
NoUce Is hereby given thaL pursuant to Chapter
865.09 Flonda Statutes. the undersigned Intends
to register with the Division of Corporations.
Department of State, the fictious trade name
under which it wll be engaged In buslness'and in
which sald business Is to be carried on. to-wit:
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: Chlckles.
MAILING ADDRESS:718 Highway 98, Mexico
Beach. Florida 32410.
OWNER (S): Chiol Bonanno.
lip. December 5. 1996.


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Medical services practice management consulting company seeks Human Resources
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tem. Position located in Port St. Joe. Some travel required. Please send confidential
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assorted crackers
Chop shrimp. Combine
remaining ingredients, except
garnish and crackers; mix thor-
oughly. Chill. Garnish with
chopped parsley. Serve with
crackers. Yield: 3-1/4 cups dip.
MARINATED HOLIDAY CLAWS'
1 pound Florida blue crab claws
or
2-1/2 pounds stone crab claws
1 cup tarragon vinegar
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup Florida sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
salad greens
Combine vinegar, oil, sugar,
salt and garlic; rnli until sugar
and salt are dissolved. Pour over


Florida citizens may purchase a
radio receiver from local electron-
ics stores with a tone alert feature
for as little as between $29 to $50.
The expansion of Florida's
NWR has been made possible by
finding efforts by state and local
governments, the NWS and pri-
vate sector donations.
The new Eastpoint and Salem
stations were awarded from the
state's competitive grant portion
of the/ annual Emergency
,Management Preparedness and
Assistance Trust Fund (EMPATF).
set up from the 1993 Florida leg-
islature. the projects would not
have been possible without the
help of two private sector compa-
nies: 360 Communications for the
Salem station for supplying their
existing tower for the transmitter
and WOYS Radio for the East
Point station in providing their
tower for the transmitter.
"These two companies should
be congratulated by the local
communities who will receive this
service," said Bob Goree, Warning
Coordination Meteorologist.
Tallahassee NWS.
"Without their help, this
potentially life-saving service
would not be on the air today."


claws, cover. Marinate in refriger-
ator at least 2 hours. Drain. Serve
on a bed of salad greens. Yield:
Approximately 25-30 blue crab
claws or 15-20 stone crab claws.
CARAMBOLA LOBSTER SALAD
2 pounds cooked lobster tails
8 medium Florida carambola,
sliced
1 pound mixed Florida salad
greens, chilled
2 cups Florida oranges, peeled
and sliced
2 cups cooked black beans


2 cups Florida orange juice
1/4 cup Florida honey
1/4 cup canola'oil
2 teaspoons salt
Mix lobster, carambola, salad
greens, orange slices and beans in
a serving bowl; 'cover and keep
chilled. In a 2 quart sauce pan
reduce orange juice 'by. half.
Remove from heat and let cool.
Add honey 6il and salt to juice;
mix well. Pour orange juice mix-
ture over salad mixture and serve.
Yield: 10 servings.


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FAMILY NIGHT Bring the children. The children's menu is.
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First of our many weekday Lunch Specials. Business
People areespecially invited to join us for lunch. Wed. i.ight
10:00 p.m. 2:00-a.m. CST Special Night for ALL bar and
restaurant employees. You work hard so we'll help reward
you with Super Drink Specials.
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. DEC. 5 1996


WEWAHITCHKA, 53
BLOUNTSTOWN, 71
The Wewahitchka Gators
started off their basketball season
Monday, November 25th-not
with practice, but its first game-
a loss to Blountstown.The mem-
bers of the starting squad had
just (during the, weekend) closed
out their seasons in football and
cross country.. .
Cecil Jackson led Wewa with
21 points, nine rebounds, and
three assists. Luke Taunton had
nine points and seven rebounds.
Gary Bridges and Tres Rhames
each had six points.


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Wewahitchka-Bridges 6, C.
Jackson 21, Moms 3, Edwards 3,
Taunton 9, J. Jackson 3, Rhames
6, Hill 2.
Blountstown-Baker 11, Mosley
12, Speights 14, Beth 4, Pratt 3,
Houston 3, Matthews 25.
WEWAHITCHKA, 78
SNEADS, 81
The Wewahitchka Gators
dropped to 0-2 with a lass to
Sneads. The Gators' Luke
Taunton went out early in the
first quarter with an ankle injury.
Wewa was also troubled when
Justin and Cecil Jackson got into
foul trouble and eventually fouled
out.
The Gators' offense was led by
Amp, Hill who had 25 points and
10 rebounds. Cecil Jackson fol-
lowed with 23 points, seven
assists' and five steals. Tres


WEWA [Girls], 61
LIBERTY COUNTY, 65
Diana Taunton poured a
team high 26 points through the
nets against the Liberty County
girl's team Monday night, as the
Gators took a solid 61-55.win.
Taunton's effort was helped
by Holly Atkins' 15 points [seven
in the fourth quarter], and Jenni-
fer Nelson's 12. Felicia Jackson
matched Taunton for Liberty
County with 26 points of her
own. '"
Ending in a 12-12 tie after
the first stanza, the Gators pulled
steadily away for the victory.
Wewahitchka hosts Bay High
girls Monday.
SScore by quarters:
Wewa 12 17 15 17-61
Liberty 12 13 19 11-55
.. Wewa-Atkins 5-5-15. Tamun-
ton 11-2-26, Nelson 4-4-12, Jack- -
son 4-0-8, Hanlon 0-0-0..

Help Spread
Holiday Cheer
As the holidays approach, the
Red Cross encourages people to
share a bit of holiday cheer by
mailing holiday care kits to ser-
vicemembers deployed on Opera-
tion Joint Endeayor in the Bosnia
region (Bosnia. Hungary, 'and
Croatia). Families and organiza-
tions may Join together to create
and mall a kit directly to the
American Red Cross in the region
for distribution to servicemem-
bers.
Considering the time of year
as well as the severe weather con-
ditions endured by these men
and women, including bone chill-
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Cross suggests the holiday care
kits include such Items as:
*holiday decorations and
blank holiday cards:
*hard, individually wrapped
candyand gum;
.games such as playing
cards, dominoes,: and puzzle
books;
': "writing paper and pens; and
e; personal items such as lip:'
balm, shower gel, toothbrush and
Slotion.
S ..People sending packages
should be sure to indicate a per-
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sealed with mailing tape. The
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Rhames had 13 points and six
rebounds and Josh Taunton had
six points.
The Gators' game scheduled
for Tuesday, December 3rd has
been rescheduled for this
,Saturday, December 7 with the
junior varsity game starting at
6:00 p.m., CT.;
Score By Quarters:
WEWA 12 21 13 27-78
SNEADS 13 13 22 33-81
Wewahitchka-Bridges 1-1-3, (C.
Jackson 8-7-23, A. Taunton 2-0-
4, J. Taunton 2-2-6, L. Taunton
1-0-2, J. Jackson 1-0-2, Rhames
4-5-13, Hill 12-1-25. Totals 31-
16-78.
Sneads-R. Lewis 7-6-21, Wilson
4-0-9, D. Lewis 4-2-13, Sheffield
2-0-5, Scott 2-1-5, Burch 1-2-4,
Hudson 6-2-18, Hays 1-4-6.
Totals 27-17-81.


Liberty-Jackson 12-0-26,
Solomon 6-1-13. Berrium 6-1-13,
Williams 0-1-L, Summerlin 1-0-2.
S WEWAHITCHKA, 61
BAY HIGH, 65
'The Wewahitchka girls' bas-
ketball team lost a close game to
SClass 5A Bay High this past
Tuesday.
April Riley led the Lady
Gators offensively with 30 points
and Diana Taunton had 23
points.
Score By Quarters:
WEWA i12 13 21 15-61
BAY 15 17 18 15-65
Wewahltchka Atkins 2-0-4.
Taunton 9-4-23, Riley 14-2-30,
Jackson 1-2-4. Totals 26-8-61.
Bay-Wells 7-3-17. Bateman 10-
0-22, Chancellor 1-0-2. Reddlce
9-1-19, Watkins 1-0-3, Blackman
1-0-2. Totals 29-4-65.

Holiday Safety
Tips For the Home
Everyone enjoys the holiday
decorations at this time of year.
However, your energy neighbor-
Florida Power Corporation-
wants to make sure your holiday
is safe from any electrical mis-
haps. Here are a few tips:
*Make sure light strings have
.bulbs installed in all sockets.
Tree lights don't use much elec-
tricity, but there's more than
enough to provide a shock.
*Never overload extension
cords, electrical circuits or wall
sockets. Use no more than three
sets per single extension cord.
Place your tree in an open
area away from the fireplace, wall
heater or other heat source, and
keep real trees well watered.
eNever" wire light strings to
the tree. If the lights have broken
or missing clips, tie the strings to
the branches with string or rib-
bon (nylon fishing line works well
and is easily hidden).
*Do not use lights on a metal-
lic tree. Use colored spotlights
above or beside the tree, but nev-
er fastened to it
"If your decorating plans re-
quire the use of a ladder, be care-
ful of overhead electrical wires.
.And remember, a wooden ladder
is safer than an aluminum one
when working with electricity.
S *Turn off all decorative lights
when you -leave home or go to
bed. It's best to unplug them,
rather than use a light switch to
turn them on and off.




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* If using waders, they should be
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float plan with a responsible.per-
son, noting where you will be and
when you are expected to return.
The plan also should include a
description of your vessel.
"Ultimately every' boater is
responsible for safety," Ouellette
said. "That means your safety and
the safe return of your group.
Make everyone wear a PFD and
follow all safety rules. Remember,
life Jackets float, people don't."
The GFC offers free informa-
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dangers of hypothermia-related
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"Hypothermia-a loss of body
heat from cold water after a boat-
ing accident-may cause victims
to lose consciousness and lead to
drowning," said Capt. Paul
Ouellette, the Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission's (GFC)
boating safety coordinator.
"You could lose your life in
less than an hour from drowning
as a result of hypothermia.
Drowning was the cause of death
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fatalities last year, including six
directly related to hypothermia."
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Just has to be cooler than the vic-
tim's body temperature. Ouellette
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head out of water and provide
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*A law enacted last year
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'"The law does not require
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rather have enough on board for
all occupants." Ouellette said. "We
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able to prevent a tragedy simply
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Sharks Tipoff 96-97 Season


Beat State Ranked Quincy


Shanks and 5A Rutherford


PORT ST. JOE 70,
RUTHERFORD 63
Port St. Joe's Sharks have
apparently taken up right where
they left off at the end of last bas-
ketball season. The Sharks have
two wins to their credit, against a
pair of respectable teams, to re-
main undefeated thus far into
their season.
The Sharks defeated a tough
Rutherford five, 70-63 Tuesday
night in the Coliseum. Jumping
off to a big start, the Sharks piled


NFC 48-37
PORT ST. JOE, 48
NFC, 37.
The Lady Sharks won their
first game of the season Monday'
night, dumping North Florida
.Christian by a score of 48-37.
Stephanie Maxwell led the
Steam in scoring and rebounding
with her 13 points and seven re-
bounds. Misty Wood was a close
second with 11 points and Court-
ney Lenox chipped in 10 points
and a ball-hawking 11 steals.
The Lady Sharks built up a
winning edge of 15 points after
three quarters of play. The
Sharks out-scored the North Flor- ,
da quintette in every one of the
S four periods of play.
Score by Quarters:
i NFC 5 10 6 16-37
PSJ 6 14 16 12-48
PSJ-Maxwell 5-3-13,
.M.Wood 2-7-12, C.Wood 3-1-7,


Camps Dec.
If you are getting ready for the C
upcoming baseball season you p
should make plans to attend the
Gulf Coast Commodore Winter p
Baseball Camp, offering two sepa- f(
rate specialty clinics. It will be w
held Saturday. December 7th and ((
Saturday, December 14th. The (C
first will specialize in work with D
pitchers and catchers and the M
second with hitting skills. S
Both clinics begin at 8:30 o
a.m. and end at 3:00. with lunch
being included. The clinics are m
open to youngsters between 11 b
and 18. The clinics will be held at 8
Bill Frazler Field on the Gulf is

Handgun


Course by

*GCCC.
Gulf Coast :Community Col-
lege will offer a Basic Handgun
- Safety course Tuesday, Thursday
and Friday, December 3. 5-6 from
: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. This course is
required for a concealed weapon
permit and all classes must be
attended for certification.
There is a $27 fee for Florida
residents. Students should pro-
vide 50' rounds ofammunition
plus ear and eye protection.
Register in advance at the Lifelong
Learning Center on the second
floor of the Student Unioni East.
Registration, is held Monday'
through Thursday. from 8 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. For more information.
call 872-3822.


up a 43-30 margin at half time.
The Rams started whittling at the
Shark lead, and actually led by
two points late in the game, but
couldn't hold on to it.
The Shark defense, which
has been awesome for the past
few seasons, forced the Rams to
make 15 turnovers throughout
the game.
James Daniels had the' hot
hand for the game, scoring 23
points to lead the Shark attack'
Two other Sharks scored in dou-


ble figures; Doyle Crosby with 17
and Tyson Pittman who tipped in,
10. Daniels added two treys and
Keion McNair, one.
Score by Quarters:
Ruth'ford 13 17 17 16-63
PSJ 21 22 13 14-70
RUTH-Jones 5-7-19, Heard
4-3-11, Sherfield 7-6-21, Miller 1-
,0-2. Jenkins 2-2-6, Campbell 2-
0-4, Lowery 0-0-0.
PSJ-Russ 1-0-2, Likely 1-1-
3, Adkison 1-0-2, McNair 2-3-8,
Daniels 9-3-23, Jenkins 2-1-5,
Crosby 5-7-17. Pittman 2-6-10.
The Sharks will visit Florida
High Friday: be at home to Talla-
hassee Godby Saturday and trav-
el to Blountstown Tuesday. Flori-
da High and Blountstown will be
District games. All home games
begin at 6:30 for the JV game and
8:00 for Varsity.
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Monday
Lenox 5-0-10, Royster 1-0-3. Fitz-
gerald 2-0-4.
NFC-Howard 2-1-5. Harvell
4-2-10, Tennlson 2-2-6. Harrison
1-0-2, Hightower 1-3-5. Oates 3-
0-6, Bowling 0- -1. Berala 1-0-2.
PORT ST. JOE, 47
JEFFERSON COUNTY, 63
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
basketball team dropped its sea-
son opener to Jefferson County in
a District 2 3A game.
Jefferson County's Nikki
Cooks led all scorers with 40
points. Stephanie Maxwell led the
Lady Sharks' offense with 24
points.
Port St. Joe-Maxwell 24, M.
Wood 7, Royster 7. C. Wood 4,
Lenox 3, Fitzgerald 2.
Jefferson Co. Cooks 40,
Barrington 13, Bradley 4, Kelly 4,
Saunders 2.


7 and 14
:oast Community College cam-
pus in Panama City.
The cost for attendance is $35
er clinic or a special price of $60
.r both. The staff for the clinics
ill Include Darren Mazeroski
GCCC Head Coach), Dave Osteen
GCCC Assistant Coach). Tim
'avis (GCCC. FSU. Seattle
mariners), Mark Quimuyog (Pro
cout Minnesota Tvins), and
other outstanding area coaches.
So, if you'd like to learn the
mechanics, skills, and drills to
become a better player, call (904)
72-3897 for assistance and reg-
;tration Information.

Did You Know?
The majority of vitamin C in
ie American diet comes from
ranges and orange juice. Other
lorida agricultural products that
contain at least as much C as one
range include: one cup of straw-
erries, one green bell pepper, or
ne cup of cooked cauliflower or
roccoll.


Did you ever thin
decay as being an
tional hazard? Well,
least indirectly.
Certain types o
decay, especially
occurring on the nec
teeth (gingival dec
frequently associate
occupations involvi
stant and direct con
the public. Sales peo
retaries, and bank c
give just a few ex
need to talk to th
tomers from a disi
only a foot or two.


Concerned about stale or
unpleasant breath, many of
these people make almost


James Daniels (20) drives to the basket for an easy layup as
Brian Jenkins (24) waits for a possible rebound in the Tiger Sharks'
opener against Quincy Shanks.


Did You Know?
Research by the U.S. Con-
sumer Product Safety Commis-
sion (CPSC) indicates that up to.
30 percent of the 6.000 babies
who die of Sudden Infant Death
Syndrome each year may have
suffocated after having been put
down to sleep on their stomachs.
6n top of pillows, comforters,
sheepskins and other soft prod-
ucts.
Researchers found that high
levels of carbon dioxide can accu-
mulate In some bedding products.
They concluded that infants
rebreathing their own air may
have contributed to their deaths.
The CPSC and the American
Academy of Pediatrics urge par-
ents and caregivers to place
healthy infants on their backs or
sides to sleep. The CPSC recom-
mends a firm, flat mattress for the
crib, and recommends against let-
Ung Infants sleep or nap on soft.
fluffy products such as pillows,
comforters or sheepskins.


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Decay, An

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kof tooth constant use of chewing gum,
occupa- fruit drops, or candy mints as.
it is, at breath sweeteners. Dental
decay is then almost inevit-
)f dental able.
those This habit should -be:
ck of the avoided strenuously. Sugar-
ay), are less gum and drops can help.
ed with Keeping a toothbrush handy
ng con- for use after lunch and coffee
tact .with break should also do the
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,lerks, to doesn't have to be minty to be
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319 Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.
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Gulf Rifle Club
Meeting Today
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
their monthly meeting on Thurs-
day evening, December 5th, start-
ing at 6:30 p.m. at the rifle range
on Highway 71. Several Important
Items of business will be dis-
cussed and voted on.
There are several proposed
changes in the way the rifle club
will operate In the future. All
members are urged to come to the
meeting and vote on these pro-
posed changes.
After the business meeting
the weekly trap shoot will be held.
Members wanting to shoot trap
should bring their shotgun. The
rifle club will be shooting trap
every Sunday afternoon starting
at 2:30 p.m. and on Thursday at
6:30 p.m. These trap shoots are
open to all shotgun shooters. You
do not have to be a rifle club
member to shoot at the scheduled
trap shoots.
For more information about
the Gulf Rifle Club. call John
Fadio at 229-8421 or Charles
Stevens at 229-8353.


ROY'S


Cameron Likely (12) gets
two of his 19 points Saturday
night on this layup, while C. J.
Jones (22). and Kyle Adkison
(14) close in, to help the Tiger
Sharks keep their #1 rankin in
Class 3A.
PORT ST. JOE, 70
QUINCY SHANKS, 59
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks,
defending Class 3A State


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Champions and ranked #1 in 3A'
this year, opened its regular sea-,
son this past Saturday night withW
a win over Quincy Shanks,
ranked #7 in 4A.
The Tiger Sharks did not dis-
play their three-point arsenal as
last-year, but their defense is as
tough as ever.
The Tiger Sharks had four
players in double figures Satur-
day night. Cameron Likely led the
team with 19 points and was nine:
of nine from the foul line. He was
followed by Doyle Crosby with 18
points, James Daniels with 15.
and Brian Jenkins with 11 points.;
"It was a real good ball game-
for this early in the season." said
Coach Vernon Eplinette. "It was a
real hard-fought game with lots of
effort. We've been down lots of'
times, but our kids came back;
and played well and played hard.";
said Eppinette.
Score By. Quarters: ;
PORT ST. JOE 15 17 19 19-70'
QUINCY 18 18 13 10-59
Port St. Joe-Likely 5-9-19. Adki-
son 1-0-2, Daniels 7-1-15, Jones
1-0-2. Jenkins 4-1-11. Crosby 6-
5-18, Pittman 1-0-2. Totals 25-
16-70.
Quincy-Butler 8-3-19, Walker 4-
0-8, Lockwood 3-0-7, Marshall 8-
2-20. Holloman 1-0-2, Davis 0-1-
1, Rashard 1-0-2. Totals 25-6-59.

School Solicits
Parents' Help
On behalf of the Port St. Joe
High School athletic program,
Principal Wes Taylor would like to
appeal for assistance to those
supporting the Tiger Sharks and
Lady Sharks basketball teams by
your attendance at the games.
The season is young and so
are many of the students that are
coming out to the "dome".
Although all are welcome-young
and old-and are encougaged to
continue doing so, a helping hand
is needed to make It safe and
enjoyable for everyone.
Many of the youngsters
attending have escaped the atten-
tion of the parent or supervisory
adult who brought them. In doing
so. they have not only become a
disturbing distraction, but some
of the activites they are partici-
pating in are creating a danger to
themselves.
He is asking that more notice
be taken by the children's parents
to keep them in the spectator area
provided--out of the hallways and
off of the spare basketball goals.
You assistance will be much
appreciated in this situation.


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Gulf Coast College Is Now

Offering Baking Classes


In order to fill the area's grow-
ing need for baking and pastry
specialists, Gulf Coast
Community College Culinary
Management will be offering sev-
eral evening and weekend cours-
es. Both a fundamental baking
class and the program's new
bread and roll production class
will be taught by Executive Pastry
Chef/Instructor Tom Lannan.
The baking class is scheduled
once a week from 7:30 a.m. until
12:30 p.m. on Saturdays during
the spring term and will empha-
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production of yeast rolls, breads,
pies, cakes, cookies, tarts, dough-
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tortes.
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Production class will be offered
Tuesday and Thursdays from 8
a.m. to 10:30 a.m., also during
the spring semester. Both classes
are opened to the public as well as
those interested in pursuing a
degree. For information on
enrolling, call Chef Herr at 872-
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"Success" is the only word
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Pride Celebrate Bay County Day
last Tuesday in Mexico Beach.
Eight local merchants-the Fish
House Restaurant Parker Realty,
Beachwalk. Driftwood Inn, Citi-
zens Federal, St. Joe Natural Gas,
Fantasy Properties, and Tou-
can's-sponsored Channel 13 in
this event.
Channel 13 news crews and
anchors spent all day and evening
in the Mexico Beach community.
The noonday and evening news
was broadcast live from the city
deck.


The City of Mexico Beach.
merchants, the Lions Club, and
the volunteer fire department
Joined together to provide a day of
fun, food, and activities that were
enjoyed by approximately 300
people who Joined in the celebra-
tion during the course of the day.
Highlights of the day included
the Senior Citizen of the Year
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The Charlie Parker family,
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piece of paradise", provided a
beautiful 50th anniversary cake
so that the community could Join
in, not only in the cake cutting
ceremony, but also the cake eat-
ing which followed.
The Mexico Beach Volunteer
Fire Department and the Beaches
Lions Club members served hot
dogs. hamburgers, chill and cole
slaw to about 225 delighted hun-
gry people. Jennifer Poole of
Freckles Yogurt Shoppe served
lots of frozen yogurt all day and
evening. .
The evening air was filled with
the music of Gemini, a Panama
SCity duo. The sound of cloggers
!was also heard as they enter-
tained onlookers at the city deck.
At 7:00 in the evening. Mayor
Gaddis drew the names of the
lucky recipients of prizes to be
given away. Recipients of a $25
gift certificate from the Fish
:House Restaurant and "dinner for
two" at Toucan's were August and
'Dolly Eberline. Don Neville was
chosen to take home the cash. In
the form of a $100 savings bond
from Citizens Federal.
The cookout, personal contri-
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Gulf Foods. Fish House, Toucan's
Pat -loward, V.F.W.. Freckles, and
SCitizens Federal contributed


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 1996


Gleanings


From :
My Garden I'


"Delight yourself," You say.
These wo-ds oft dismay,
for what brings delight
has more to do with sight
than faith.
"Delight yourself and I wi
Is this why with so mu
we sometimes feel so en
So much to life, but do we r
"Delight yourself in the
and I will give you
the desires of your hea
Do you mean it?
Or is it, as I live in such
my heart doth chang
to want the right thin
to learn not to receive, bi
to walk by faith, not si
To learn with a new he
to give with hands that
not grab.


By Stephen D. Cloud, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Lillian, AL

The author, Stephen D. Cloud, is a.native of Port St. Joe, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cloud.


Sabbath Delight
Such a life is a delight
In You,
for You,
ill give. toYou.
ach, Call the Sabbath a delight?
npty? Honor your name?
really live? No, watch the game.
Hear your call?
No, visit the mall'.
rt." With you and your people meet?
No, go out to eat.
light, Your story to tell?
No, shop the sale.
geg, Raise the money,
give, not Thy name.
ght. Festival become carnival,
cg celebration turned commercial.
heart The author's book, "Gleanings From My Garden",
help containing a collection of short articles, is available at,
The Star officefor $10. 00.


St. James to Host:
Spaghetti Supper
St. James Episcopal Church.
invites the public to a spaghetti
supper (today) Thursday, Decem-
ber 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. Take out
meals will be available. Dinners
are $5.00, children under 12 free.
There will be a drawing for an
attractive bird house on a stand
donated by Mary Wall. Tickets will
be available at the door.


Christmas Music Programs and Pageants


Where Were You
When the.. "Joy
Came Down"?
What can express the joy we
feel when we meet' Christ?
Nothing better than the music of
Christmas.'
"Joy Came Down", a musical
by Keith Ferguson and Brice
Greer, will be: presented by the
Praise Choir and Drama Cast of
Long Avenue Baptist Church on
Sunday and Monday, December 8'
and 9 at 7:00 p.m. '
"Joy Came Down" is filled
with bright, beautiful music--
both traditional carols and new
songs, all with a classical flavor. It
captures .the joy of Mary and
Joseph, of the angels and shep-


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herds, of Simeon and the magi.
And, it captures our joy as we
see Him and bow before Him and
worship Him, as if for the very
first time.
Everyone in. the community is

Musical at Glad
Tidings Assembly
The pastor and members of
Glad Tidings Assembly: of God in
Wewahitchka cordially invite
everyone to attend a musical
drama entitled "Christmas
People". The drama was written
by Geron Davis and arranged by
Don Marsh.
Performances will be enjoyed
on Sunday, December 15 at 6:00
p.m.,. C.S.T. and on Monday,
December 16 at 7:00 p.m. C.S.T.


God's love! .


Every person is welcome

Long Avenue /
BAPTIST CHURCH / I\
1601 Long Avenue *.Port, St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 am. & 7 p.m. ,
Bible Study SundN at 9:45 am. &,5:45 p.m. (for ill ages)
Wednesday -Children's choirs 6 p.m., Children & Youth Nliisons 7 p.m
Prayer & Devoton 7 p.m. Adult Prae Choir 8 p.m.
S Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jonies,'minister of music and youth


\\ // The friendhi place to worship!
First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sunda)s at 10:00 a m. & 6:30 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at q.00 a.m. (all age's)
Wednesday Adult Prayer & Bible Study, TeamKids (grades 1-6) at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central!
NURSERY PROVIDED FOR ALL SERVICES
- Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & California 648-5776



THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY

ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
7:30 and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
+++ Sunday School 9:45
++* ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00,a.m. (CT)

THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor




is a c hurc ith a





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

Come visit We'd love to have you!
Dr. Bill Cook Interim Pastor
Phone (904) 227-1180
Presently meeting in the First Union Bank Building
Monument Avenue. Port St. Joe
Sunday Worship 10:00am and 6:00pm
Call for times and details of other opportunities
III ,


cordially invited to attend and
share this joyful experience with
the church family. A nursery will
be provided.
Join the choir, soloists, and
readers theatre to proclaim .
Joy to the world! The Lord is cone!

Children's Musical
At MB Methodist:
Some 28 children from two
area churches will present a
musical, Somethling's Up Down In
Bethlehem, at First United
Methodist Church of Mexico
Beach this Sunday evening. A
punch and dessert reception will
follow and everyone in the area is
invited to attend, according to
church Lay Leader John Joyner.
The musical, presented Joint-
ly by the children of Mexico Beach
First Methodist and Parker
Methodist, will begin at 5:6-0 p.m.


in the church's sanctuary. The
First Methodist choir, under the
direction of Dr. John Anderson.
will open the evening and the con-
gregation will participate in some
singing as well, the music director
said.
Something's Up. Down In
Bethlehem is the story of shep-
herds following a star, seeking to
find and see the infant Jesus. And
the story of one particular shep-
herd, Reuben who gets side
tracked but fri'ds'Jesus in a dif-
ferent way, according to Pam
Daniels, director of the musical.
The ending is both a surprise and
heart warming, she said.
The children have been prac-'-
ticing the acting and songs
required by the musical since
September. They will present it in
Mexico Beach this Sunday and
again at Parker Methodist the fol-
lowing Sunday, the director said.
SFirst Methodist is located at
111 22nd Street,m inMehico Beach,


Getting


Ready.

SIn Luke 1:76 we find,
S"And yod, child, will be
called the prophet of the
Ji Most High; for you will go
Oliver F. Taylor before the Lord to prepare
Visitation Minister First his way." John the Bap-
United Methodist Church tist came before Jesus to
prepare the way for the world to receive Jesus.
As Christians, it is now a time of preparation
once again to quicken our spirits with the birth
of Christ. Many things can distract us from the
holiness of the season We need spiritual prepa-
ration to keep Christ foremost in our lives dur-
ing the Christmas season.
Christmas is a time of giving and rteciviig.
The greatest gift of all comes from God giving
His Son for us. Let's get ready to share God's
wonderful gift each with the other.


Revival Annual Youth
Day Observed


SA "Holy Ghost Revival" will
begin at Fellowship Church of
Praise in Port St. Joe, located at
the corner of Main and Martiri
Luther King Streets, on Monday,
December 9th and continue
through Saturday, December
14th. Services will be held nightly
at 7:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to attend
and hear the message from'the
speaker. Pastor Eva Lee.


Thompson Temple First Born
Church in Port St. Joe will. be
sharing in their Annual Youth
Day Observance on Sunday,
December 8 beginning at 11:30
a.m.
Minister Lamar Williams of
Pensacola will be the guest speak-
er for the service.
Everyone is 'cordially invited
to attend and receive the blessing
that the Lord has in store for you.


t osip a te
Churchof You
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BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St :*i St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
I A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM EST
-E EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM EST
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Discipleship Training 5:00 pm Sunday Evening
Wed. Night at 7:00 pm. Youth Grodp Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
"O taste and see that the Lord ir good: blessed is the man' that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invirarion o join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725


Methodist Women To Host,
- TT-T -TIT...-.. TT -99


a wnOuua~y ..Luurx 0ui. rimes


The lovely home of Mr. and
Mrs. Stuart Shoaf, Jason and
Andy, (in the photo above) will be-
featured in the "Holiday Tour of
Homes", sponsored by the United
Methodist Women of the First
United Methodist Church of Port
St. Joe. The tour will be on


Saturday, December 14 from one
until four o'clock in the afternoon,
Tickets may be purchased for
$6 each from any member of the
United Methodist Women or from
the church office.
The tour will begin in. the fel-
lowship hall of the church.





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"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
W First Bap tistChurch
S102 THIRD STREET .PORT ST. JOE
Worship Service 8:30 am
SSunday School ...................9:45 am
Worship Service 11:00 am
'Disciple Training 6:00 pm
SEvening Worship 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...6:30 pm
Gary Smith Buddy Caswell
SPastor Minister of Music & Youth j


-First UnitedfMetfwdist ChurcA
S 111 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL32410
Morning Church.... ...........:..:;.;..900 a.m. :CT
'.Church School .........1......... 10:15 a.m. CT:

S CHRISTIANITY ON THE MOVE
Dr. Louie Andrews, Pastor Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT


A, & FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

-- : l: CHURC H.
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
SJ SUNDAY WORSHIP .......................10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL .........................1...1 a.m.
(US *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
N :ursery Available
;' :' 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 Chrchof Christ.

in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
Sunday School 9 a.m.CDT
Worship Service 10 a.m.CDT
Wednesday Bible Stlidy 7 p.m.



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



CatcA the Sgpni dtoSt.Yoe
STHEUNITEDMETHODISTCHURCH
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, Robert E. Downs, Jr.


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CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS
Bible Study: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 1996 PAGE 3B


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Bulldog News

Port St. Joe Elementary School


"Oh, The Places You'll Go"
Book Week 1996
National Children's Book
Week was celebrated in Port St.
Joe Elementary School during the
week of November 18-22. This
was an exciting time for all the
students because they made
books and reading their priority
for the week. The highlight of the
week was the Book Fair. This
event, sponsored by the media
program in our school was
attended by all of the students,
many parents and friends.
A very special thank you' to
these people for making the Book
Fair so successful: Trina Siprell,
Clara Freeman, Denise Williams,
Barbara Adams, Jay Walther,
Mary Gibson, Cathy Cox, Carla
May, Linda Cope, aid Nancy
Brockman.
WhatA Feasti
What a feast and what a:


crowd we had at our Thanksgiv-
ing lunch with 175 parents
attending. Thanks parents,
grandparents and friends for
spending time with our students.
Also, thanks to our lunchroom
ladies for the delicious meal.

.Students Of The Week
Congratulations to our
"Students of the Week".. .Austin
Burke, Celeste Bryant, Lance
Watson, Katie Hoffman, Bart
Lowery,. Simon Collins, Randy
Powell, Jeremy Miller, Abigail Ard,
Julie Butler, Daniel Hacker, Beth
Cordova, Taneisha Bowens and
Lakeata Beachum.
Christmas Gift'Shop
Our P.T.O. Christmas Gift
Shop will be open the week of
December 9 to 13. This gives our
students an opportunity to do
their Christmas shopping for
mom, dad and the whole family.
All proceeds benefit your P.T.O.


Christmas Stocking
It's time to make a donation
and get your chance to win the
"World's Largest Christmas
Stocking". Tickets will be avail-
able at the Christmas Gift Shop
for $1.00. The giveaway will be
held on Friday. December 20.
Sixth Grade Health Fair
Our annual Health Fair will
be held on Wednesday, December
ll. from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00
noon in the gym.
P.T.O. Chill Supper
Our P.T.O. is sponsoring a
chili supper on Thursday,
December 12' from 5:30 to 7:00
p.m. in our lunchroom. The cost
is $1.50'and is open to the public.
All proceeds go to the Port St Joe
Elementary School P.T.O. The
Christmas Store will also be ,open
at this time.
Enrichment Christmas
Program '
Out enrichment students,
under the direction of Denise
Williams, will present a Christmas
'program on Wednesday, Decem-
ber 18.
Grading Period Ends
The second nine week grading
period ends Friday, December 20.
Jf you would like to schedule a'


parent/teacher conference, please
call 227-1221.
Christmas Holidays
Due to the Christmas holi-
days, school will be dismissed
early 9n Friday, December 20.
Port St. Joe Elementary School
students will be dismissed at
11:30. a.m. Students return to
school on Tuesday. January 7.
By The Light Of Day
We would like to share a
poem written by Rachel Sweazy, a
fourth grade student at Port St.
Joe Elementary School. It is word-
ed as follows:
By the light of day,
I see things in a different way6.
I see the shore pretty as can be,
I see a beautiful tree.
I see the robin most beautiful of all,-
It sounds to me like a wake up call.'
When they sing their beautiful song.
I always hear the message they call
never wrong.
But when the sun goes down at
night,
I don't'have any fright.
For I have heard and seen them in
a different way,
By the light of day.
General Mills Box Tops
Our school is still collecting
and General Mills cereal box tops.
Please send them to school.


'96-'97


Shark 7
By: Amy Buzzett
The Student Government
Association would like to thank
everyone who helped to make this
year's pie.auction the best ever!
Congratulations to the varsi-
ty boys basketball team for
their 70-59 victory over number
five state-ranked Quincy Shanks.
This Friday the
'Sharks will travel to
Tallahassee to play
'Florida High. On
Saturday, they will
host Tallahassee
Godby at 8:00 p.m.
in the "Dome". Come
out and support
,your Tiger Sharks
basketball team
Kudos go to
Gena Johnson on
being selected by the
senior class as D.A.R. Good
Citizen. We're proud of you,
Genal
Attention students-the A.C.T.
will be held on Saturday, Decem-


ralk


ber 14 at Port St Joe High School
at 8:00 a.m.
Don't forget-the registration
deadline for the S.A.T. to be given
at Port St Joe High School on
Saturday, January 25th is Friday,
December 20th.
Congratulations
are in order for the
Lady Sharks basket-
ball team for their
48-37 win over North
Florida Christian. On
Friday, they will play
Florida-High at 7:00
p.m. iri the "Dome".
Good luck, Lady
Sharksl
On Sunday, De-
cember 15 there will
be a reception in the
Port St. Joe High Commons Area
honoring Gulf county's Superin-
tendent of Schools Walter Wilder
on his retirement. It will be from 3
to 5 p.m. Everyone is invited


From the Principal of

Wewahitchka


High School

by Lary A. Mathes


3 Weeks Til Next Holiday!
What a great deal Come back
to school for three weeks and get
another 2 1/2 week holiday! And.
In the process, wrap up the sec-
ond nine weeks on December.
20th and be ready to enjoy
Christmas with no worries.
Students will return on January
7. 1997, get new schedules and
be ready to ,go. Teachers will
return January 6th for a workday
to prepare, grades.
Fall sports are out, winter
'sporl' ~ie inr. As Is the'cis6th&se 7
Days, private schools have already
x ,eliminated all public. schoolss in
Class 2-A from the football play-
offs, as both Graceville and'
'Liberty County fell to private
schools in the second round. And,
although Luke Tauntoo won the
State 2-A Cross Country Individ-
ual title, a private school edged
the Gators out by two points for
the team title. Coach Jay Bidwell
is determined to reclaim the team
title next year, and if Holly Atkins
is able to recover from a nagging
foot injury, our girls will be a:
threat to double upl
Parents of Juniors (and any
seniors who need to order class
rings and things)-the Herff
Jones representative Is making
arrangements to order rings and
things. They are behind schedule
this year due to some company
complications, but the company
is trying hard to get.caught up.
Please make sure you keep
Receipts, cancelled checks, etc., to
:avoid complications down the
road. And plan carefully--don't
spend *more money than; neces-
'sary-many class rings will not fit
after a couple of years. :
The annual school report to.
:,parents is being prepared and will
be ready for delivery to parents
soon. As is the case, however, the


ILzuurIeaah!~


information and data is a year old
by the time you get It. based on
1995-96 data. But, the state
declares it must be done, so It will
be-old data or not.
Wewahitchka High's Teacher
of the Year nominee for this year
Is Dawn Alcorn. She was selected
by the faculty to be our represen-
tative in the district competition-
Congratulations for having been
selected by your peers. The dis-
trict selection will be announced
later In the year.
Amanda Davis a"nr Judith
Birmingham will sooh:kbe showing'
up on TV, having been selected tol
represent WHS in the "Student of
the Week" series on Channel 7.
We're looking forward to seeing
them. Both are outstanding stu-
dents who are involved In numer-
ous activities as student leaders.
Our program to present the
12 guiding words to help build
moral character is underway and'
so far seems to have been well
received by our middle schoolers.
'Once a week for about twenty
minutes guest speakers have vis-
ited classrooms to discuss two of
the 12 topics on a rotating basis.
No secret, just examples on 12
.common sense words such as
truthfulness, honesty, respect,
and so on. Too many of our mid-
dle schoolers lack an understand-
ing of what Is expected of them.
If this program helps, then
we'll either continue It or maybe
expand It. We may look into the
possibility of presenting It to
younger grades so that students
could be affected prior to reaching
u 's: Usually by the time they have
reached the seventh grade they
have formed attitudes, some of
which are not desirable. We'll
keep trying-we can't afford to
give up!


New~


By: Jo Hernandez Highland View Elementa
Thanksgiving Feast ... their names, so if they are tur
Ms. Weston's first grade class in to the office we can get tt
enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast last back to the owner.
Wednesday thanks to the parents.'
They had chicken, fruit, bread Sixth Grade Health Fair ..
and a Thanksgiving "Big Cookie". There will be a Health '
Everyone had a plate-of-plenty. held for the area sixth grade
The class had discussed the dents on December 11th. The
maize that the Indians had will allow for screenings for
shared with the pilgrims. We also students' height, weight, vis
shared maize at our feast. It hearing, blood pressure, scolii
turned out to be the juiciest treat and dental. This is being press
of the day. We want to thank ed by the Gulf' County He;
everyone that helped make our Department.
feast possible.
Pictures Due Back .
All school pictures or mo
School Advisory Meeting... for these pictures need to
There will be a S.A.C. meeting returned to the school no li
on December 10th at 5:30.p.m.. than December 13th., Pie
The S.A.C.' committee is also decide 'if you would like to
interested in receiving your iiput. chase these pictures or return
on ideas or concerns which need entire package to your chi
to be addressed by them for the teacher.
coming year. Please bring them by
and place in the yellow box in our Turkey Trot.Delayed ..
front office.
ontoffice The annual, Turkey Trot
cancelled due to cold weather
Lost And Found ... was rescheduled to be run
With the cold weather upon December 4th and the res
us, pleaseremember to label your were not available at this ti
S child's coats and sweaters with Good luck, Hurricanes.


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Elementary

News...
By Linda Whitfield


First Grade "Student Of The
Week"
Joyce Quinn chose six year
old Joey Collins as the "Student of
the Week". He is the son of Mark
and Jeanne Collins and claims
jumping as his favorite thing to
do. He would like to be a police-
man when he grows up. He likes
to play with Catherine Long and
likes the TV show. "Bad Boys".
His favorite color is blue and
his favorite song is "Bad Boys". He
likes to visit at Donnie Whitfleld's
house. He says this'about him-
self. -" am a good 'boy:"-Mtiss
Quinn says this: "Joey does a
good job with his school work. I
enjoy having him in my class."
Joey will receive a free pizza at
Howle's Pizza Kitchen, downtown
Wewa. Congrats.
How's That Again?
Third grader Matt Dorman
was being instructed by his
father. Harold Dorman, on the
techniques of chess. After much
ado with pawns, queens, kings.
etc., Matt asked his father. "Now
how do the Baptists move?" He
meant "bishops"!
Don't Faint, You've Got
Plenty Of Time!
The W.E.S. Science Fair will


be held on January 22 and 23.
1997. Your child has already had
the opportunity of choosing an
area of study, researching the
topic, writing procedures, and
now It Is time to do the experi-
ment, gather data, and make logs.
If you have questions, see Mr.
Walkbr, sdlrlice whiz.
Fifth 'Graders Go To Torreya
State Park
After studying plantation life
In social studies, the fifth graders
toured the house at Torreya State
park, went on the nature trail,
and visited the sites of the Civil
War battles. It was a very Invigo-
rating trip.
Pippi Longstocking
Too bad the third graders did-
n't know about PIPPI LONG-
STOCKING playing at the Ruby:
Diamond Theatre in Tallahasseel
The sixth graders went to see it on
Tuesday, December 3 and enjoyed
the antics of the little red headed
girl. It is a favorite third grade
novel which we enjoy each year.


The

Lion's Tale


We want to thank all our par-
ents and grandparents whc
cooked for our Thanksgiving din-
ners last Wednesday. Each class
had its own version of a holiday
feast.
Faith : Christian School
extends love and sympathy to the
family of Alden Farris. Mr. Farris
gave of his time and talents tc
help with the bookkeeping of oui
school, and his ministry and
friendship will be sorely missed.'
We welcome 'Nancy Davis to
our staff. She will be wearing
"many hats"-those of nurse
counselor, receptionist, secretary
records keeper, and friend. Mrs
Davis, wife of Rev. Jim Davis o:
First Baptist Mexico Beach, joined
us, in mid-November when Diane
McDuffie, our former secretary/
bookkeeper, moved to LaBelle
with her family. ,
The biology class enjoyed a
visit to Florida .Coast Paper
Company. The students. wer
excited about the tour 'of the
newly acquired industry anc
learned much about paper mak-
ing. They were accompanied by
their teacher Michelle Teat.
Faith Christian was privileges
to have several visiting speakers
last month. Michael Chisholn
shared with the students of the
science classes about harvesting
pine trees. The students especial
ly enjoyed measuring the tree
sizes and learning about instru
ments, used in determining
whether a tree is ready for har
vest. They were also surprised t<
find out how involved industries
such as St. Joe Land anm


; News Column
Faith Christian SchOol

Development, are in protecting
S our environment.
S i'' Grades nine through 12 were
,treated to an .excellent program
on drugs by Lt. James Hersey of
the Port St. Joe Police
I Department. Students .vere
taught howi to' identify different
drugs and were made aware of the
dangers of these drugs to mind
r and body.
: ;Faith Christian School wants
to thank our students, parents,
grandparents, teachers, and all
S helpers for a good beginning to
our .1996-97 school year.
S "We are bound to thank God
S always for you, brethren, as it is
S ,meet, because that your faith
growth exceedingly, and the love
e of every one of you all toward each
other aboundeth." II Thessalo-
nians 1:3. We continue to covet
S your prayerful support.


Port St. Joe

Middle

School

News..



"STUDENTS OF THE WEEK"
Last week's "Students of the
Week" were Heidi Wells for the
seventh grade and Shavonn Carr
for the eighth grade. This week's
are Curtis Hart for the seventh
grade and Sarah Mize for the
eighth grade. Congratulations to
all of you
S : TURKEY TROT
Every year arQoud Thanks; i
giving. the sixth, seventh, and
eighth graders have a one mile,
race, called the Turkey TroL it
was scheduled for Wednesday,:
Novem-ber 27. but it has been
rescheduled because of the cold
weather, and we are hoping that
the weather will be nice this time
for our Turkey Trot.

GREAT DESSERT GIVEAWAY
December 2 through 6 is the
week for the Student Council's
annual "Great Dessert Giveaway".
money will be collected during


Area high school students
have the opportunity to win a
$2,500 scholarship and an all-
expense paid trip to Washington,
'D.C. by entering the Holocaust
Remembrance Project. The pro-
ject, now in its third year, is an
annual writing competition for
high school students sponsored
by the law firm of Holland &
Knight.
The 1997 Holocaust Remem-
brance: Project is open to all
Florida high school students. This
year's theme-Through the Eyes
of a Child: Remembering the
Children of the Holocaust--hon-
ors the lives and legacies of the
children who lived and died dur-
ing the Holocaust. Students are
asked to write a documented
research paper of 1,000 to 1,500
words. Deadline .for entries is
February 28, 1997.
Judges will read and evaluate


sixth period, and the class that
raises the most money will have
the first selection of dessert trays,
second'place next. and so on.
:Good Luck!
BoYS' BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
-DECEMBER-
6 Florida High Away 5:00
13 Wewahitchka Away 4:30
16 Blountstown Away 6:00
17 Marianna Home 6:00
GIRLS' BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
-DECEMBER-
5 Wakulla Home 4:00
9 Mosley 'Away 5:00
12 N. Fla. Christian Away 5:00
GOOD LUCK, SHARKS!

Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
DECEMBER 9 -13

MON-Taco. Fruit.Juice, Pinto
Beans. Milk and -Cake, .
TUES-Pizza, Tossed Salad.
Green Beans. Milk and
Brownie.
WEDS-Cheeseburger, French
Fries, Milk and Cherry
Pie/Cobbler.
THURS-Chicken & Rice.
Broccoli with Cheese. Fruit
Cup, Roll and Milk.
FRI- Sloppy Joe, French
Fries/Tater Tots, English Peas
and Milk.


each entry at one of nine regional
contest centers throughout the
state. Regional winners will
receive a medal and the following
cash prizes: first place (excluding
Sthe Grand Prize scholarship win-
ner) will receive $250; second
place, $150; and third place
.$100.
In June, 1997, the nine
regional first place winners will
participate in an all-expense paid
trip to the United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum and
other points of interest in
Washington, D.C. The Grand
Prize winner of the $2,500 schol-
arship will be selected from the
nine regional first place winners.
High school students should
check with their language arts or
social studies teachers for contest
information. 'Interested teachers
should contact the regional office
to receive information and a
Teacher's Resource Kit. The 64-
page Resource Kit contains back-
ground material, sets of supple-
mentary readings, questions for
students, list of relevant books
and films on the subject, work-'
sheets and ideas for motivating
students.
Region I encompasses Bay,
Calhoun, Escambia, Gulf,
Holmes, Jackson, Okaloosa, San-
ta Rosa, Walton and Washington
counties. To request more infor-
mation about the Holocaust
Remembrance Project, please
contact the local regional coordi-
nator, Jesse Rigby, at Clark,
Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond,
Stackhouse & Stone, 125 West
Romana Street, Suite 800,
Pensacola, FL 32501, (904) 434-
9200.


Florida High School


Students Can Win



Scholarship and Prizes
.


Advertising Pays-Call 227-1278 or 229-8997
to Place Your Classified Ad Today!


MY CITY


I'm Part of It

I'm Proud of It!


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Butlier4:rRestaurant. Quackenbush has re"
"Bye R ihard! signed his position to move to Tallahassee.
SR Shown bidding farewell to Richard, center.
Personnel at St. Joe Papermakers Feder- is credit union manager Wesley Atkins, left,
al Credit Union honored Richard Quacken- and Chairman of the board, Harry Lee
bush with a going-away dinner recently at Smith, right.


Coastal Construction Manual Is Available


The Capital Area Chapter'of
the American Red Cross has


acquired a limited quantity of the
Coastal Construction Manuals.


NOTICE OF IMPOUNDED ANIMALS
December 3; 1996
To reclaim animals contact the Port St. Joe,


Police Department from
Monday through Friday.


8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,


DATE OF
PICK-UP


LOCATION


Medium Black Lab Male 11/22/96 Clifford Sims
Medium Blonde Chow Male 1'1/22/96 Clifford Sims
Medium Brn/Blk Chow Male 11/22/96 Clifford Sims
Medium Black Lab Male 11/22/96 Clifford Sims
Medium Black Lab Male 11/22/96 Washington Rec
Five Small Kittens Unknown 11/27/96 Woodward Ave
Multi-Colored *'No Collar On Animals" 1ic Dec 5 19s9


This 257 page:, manual pro-
vides .technical guidance on how
to design and construct buildings.:
in areas subject to coastal flood-
ing so the potential risk of dam-
ages from both flood and wind are
minimized, ', 0
The technical criteria con-.
tained in this manual can be used
to comply with the performance
standards of the National Flood
Insurance Program. It is intended
for use by designers, builders,
developers, community building
officials and homeowners.
If you would like a copy of this
manual, one can be mailed to you
for the cost of shipping. To order
send $7 to Disaster Services.
Capital Area Chapter. American
Red Cross. 187 Office Plaza Drive,
Tallahassee, FL 32301.

Say You Saw It In The Star!


GCCC Small B
"Business Plan Development
For A Small Business"
Gulf Coast Community
College's' Small Business
Development Center will offer a
series of business seminars for
people who want to start or'
already own; a business.
"Business Plan Development For
A Small Business" will be offered
'on Tuesday, December 10, with a
follow-up sessiononn Thursday,
December 12, from 6:30 to 9:30
p.m. in Roomi 246, located
upstairs In the East Student
Union Building at Gulf Coast
Community Collage. ,
A business plan is a
"roadmap to success". It outlines
how the business will be run and
how the owners Intend for it to
grow. Anyone planning to borrow
money to start or expand will
need a business plan that shows
how the funds will be repaid.
ilhe $18 charge for Florida
residents includes tuition for both
sessions and all materials.
Advance registration is required
and payment may be made at the
Small Business Development
Center at 2500 Minnesota Avenue
in Lynn Haven. For additional
information call 271-1108 or
(800) 542-SBDC from outside Bay
County.


business Development Center
Gulf Coast Community Col- Business Incubator at 2500
lege's Small Business Incubator Minnesota Avenue in Lynn
will offer a seminar on "Home Haven. .


Based Business and Technology"
on Wednesday, December 11 from
1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Small


The seminar is limited to the
first ten people paying a $9.00
registration fee.


Mike Treadaway

presents


Entertainment & Karaoke

El Governor Motel
Wed., Fri. and Saturday
7:30 to 11:30 p.m. (central)
(ENCLOSED BEACHSIDE BAR)

BAR HOURS: Sun., 11 a.m. 11 p.m.
Mon., Tues., Thurs., 4-11 p.m.
Wed., Fri., Sat., 4-12 p.m.
. 4


NOTI


C E


BEACH WATER SYSTEM CUSTOMERS
-PRESSURE INCREASE-
The Beaches Water System Boosters pumps will be turned onat
4:00 p.m., E.S.T., Wednesday, December 12,1996 and will be
gradually increased over a 4 hour period. (4:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.)
If anyone on the system experiences problems, with their water,
please call one of the following numbers:, .
22-1115 227-8335 647-5349 647-5315
If possible, keep a check on your water during this period of time


in order to reduce any major problems.

2tc November 28 and December 5.1996


Tommy Knox
Commissioner, District 3


BUDGET SUMMARY

City of Wewahitchka FY96-97

THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES
OF CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA ARE 1% MORE THAN LAST:
YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES.


GENERAL FUND..
ESTIMATED REVENUES
TAX ES
Ad Valorem Taxes: 5.30 Mills ..... ...................... $102,480.00
Utility Taxes ................................................................... 143,186 00
Franchise Taxes .............................. ..................... ..... 4,541.00
Licenses and Permits .................. .........-.......... 5,700.00
State Shared Revenues..................... .......................... 111,657.00
Other Local Unit .................................... 13,591.00
Other Revenues............................................................74,172.00
TOTAL REVENUES .... ............................... S455,847.00
Less 5%..................................................... ........... $22,793.00
Cash Carry Forward .............................................. 50,000.00
TOTAL REVENUES ....................................... $483,054.00

EXPENDITURES
Administrative and Finance ..............:.............. $169 ,71 6 .00
Police Department..... .. ..................... .... ..... .... ........ 30,822.00
Fire Department ................ ............... :............ .. ........... 58,337.00
Streets............................................................................ 190,431.00
Health and W elfare............ .................................. ........17,000.00
Parks and Recreation .............. ............................... 12,905.00
Reserves ......... ................... .....* ... .... ................. 53,159.00
TOTAL GENERAL FUND
APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES ..................$483,054.00

WATER & SEWER FUND REVENUE TOTAL
OPERATING REVENUE ................................. $387,620.00

TOTAL WATER & SEWER EXPENDITURES ... $387,620.00

F 96-97 TOTAL BUDGET ............................. $880,610.00

The tentative adopted, and or final budgets on are file in
the office of the above-mentioned taxing authority as a
public record.
ltc 12/5/96


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NOTICE OF PROPOSED


TAX INCREASE
i -* ::. : : *:


: THE PREVIOUS NOTICE PLACED BY THE CITY OF
WEWAHITCHKA HAS BEEN DETERMINED BY THE
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUETO BE IN VOLATON
SOF 1THE LAW, NECESSITATING THIS SECOND
SNOTIE.

The City f Wewahitchka has tentatively adopted a
measure to increase its property tax levy.


Last year's property tax levy:
A. Initially proposed tax levy ............ $106,726
B. Less tax reductions due to Value
Adjustment Board and other assessment....... ($121)
C Actual property tax levy ....... ............ $106,847
This year's proposed tax levy .....................$111,143


Ai concerned citizens are invited to

attend a public hearing on the tax
increase to be held on December 9,

1996, 6:30 PM. at Wewahitchka City Hall.


A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax

increase and the budget will be made at

this hearing.
Publish Dec.-5, 1996


DESCRIPTION


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 1996 PAGE 5B


M I N U T E S of the... Gulf County Commission


PORT ST...JOE, FLORIDA
OCTOBER 6, 1996
EMERGENCY MEETING
The Gulf County Board of' County
Ccimmissioners met this date in emergency
session with the following members pre-
sent: Acting Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr.
and Commissioners Jessie V. Armstrong,
Michael L. Hammond, and Warren J.
Yeager, Jr. (Chairman Billy E. Traylor was
absent). Others present were: Deputy Clerk
Towan McLemore, Chief Administrator Don
Butler, Administrative Assistant Debbe
Wibberg, Administrator/Emergency Man-
agement Director Larry Wells, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson, South Gulf County E.M.S. Director
Shane McGuffin, Sheriff Frank McKeithen,
and Deputy Sheriff Stacy Strickland.
The meeting came to order at 6:01
p.m., E.D.T.
Commissioner Hammhond opened the
meeting with prayer, and Chairman Peters
led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
TROPICAL STORM JOSEPHINE-
UPDATE-Emergency Management Coor-
dinator Nelson reported on Tropical Stornm
Josephine, stating that as of the 5:00 p.m.
Advisory, the Storm should cross over the
tip of Cape San Bias at approximately 6:00
a.m. on Tuesday'(October 8th). He reported
that Tropical Storm Josephine is moving.
.East at 10 m.p.h., with sustained winds at
35 m.p.h., and it is located approximately
350 miles South-Southeast'of New Orleans.
He stated that it is still too early to make a
determination regarding evacuation. The
Board agreed to recess until 6:45 a.m.,
E.D.T. In the morning. Emergency
Management Director Wells discussed that
if the Governor issues evacuation orders,
the County must take action ito do at least
what the Governor has ordered.
S STUMPHOLE PROPERTY-Commis-
stoner Yeager discussed that berms have
been placed on the edge of the road at the
Stumphole property, but there will be prob-
lems if there is a 5-6 foot storm surge.
Emergency Management Director Wells
stated that the man-made berms will not :
hold up as well as natural berms. "
S.Upon inquiry by City of Port St. Joe ,
Police Lieutenant James Hersey, Chairman
Peters reported that the School Board has
been notified and they will have to make a
decision regarding closing the schools.
There being no further business at
this' time, the meeting did then recess at
6:13 p.m.. E.D.T. until 6:45 a.m.. E.D.T. on
October 7, 1996.
The meeting reconvened 'on Monday,
October 7, 1996. at 5:46 am., E.D.T.. with
the following members present: Acting
Chairman Nathan Peters. Jr. and Commis-
sioners Michael L. Hammond and Warren J.
Yeager, Jr. (Chairman Billy E. Traylor and
Commissioner Jessie V. Armstrong were
absent). Others present were: Chief Deputy
Clerk Birmingham, Chief Administrator
Don Butler, Administrative Assistant Debbe
Wlbberg. Administrator/Emergency Man-
agement Director Larry Wells. Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson. Maintenance Superintendent Joe
Bearden. South Gulf County E.M.S.
Director Shane McGuffln, Sheriffs
Department Captain Joe Nugent. and
Deputy Sheriff Bobby Plair.
TROPICAL STORM JOSEPHINE -
UPDATE-Emergency Management
Director Wells presented copies of the latest
advisory from the National Weather Service
(as of 4:00 a.m. C.D.T., the Storm Is moving
East-Northeast at 15 m.p.h. with sustained
winds near 50 m.p.h., and is located
approximately 340 miles Southwest of
Apalachlcola). Upon motion by
ComimlgTnilber HAinmonii,"liei"a8 by"'
Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to issue an advisory for all
coastal residents to stay tuned to the media
for the latest updates on Tropical Storm
Josephine and to take action to secure/pro-
tect their property. .
STUMPHOLE PROPERTY-Upon
request by Emergency Management
Director Wells. the Board agreed for the
Road Department to keep watch on the
road at the Stumphole property and to
place flashing signs at both ends to control
traffic/speed.
'There -being no further business at
this time, the meeting did then recess at
5:50 a.m.. E.D.T. until 12:00'p.m., E.D.T.
on October 7, 1996.
The meeting reconvened on Monday.
October 7. 1996 at : .:02 p.m.. E.D.T., with
the following members present: Acting
Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. and
Commissioners Michael L. Hammond and
Warren J. Yeager. Jr. (Chairman Billy E.
Traylor and Commissioner Jessie V.
Armstrong were absent). Others present
were: County Attorney Tim McFarland,
Clerk Benny C. Lister, Chief Deputy Clerk
Douglas C. Birmingham, Deputy Clerk
Towan McLemore, Chief Administrator Don
Butler, Administrative Assistant Debbe
SWbberg, Administrator/Emergency Man-
agement Director Larry Wells. Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson,' Maintenance Superintendent Joe
Bearden. Mosquito Control Director Paul
Wood. Solid Waste Director Joe Danford,
South Gulf County E.M.S. Director Shane
McGuffin, Supervisor of Elections Cora Sue
Robinson, Tax Collector Eda Ruth Taylor,
Sheriff Frank McKelthen, Sheriffs
Department Captain Joe Nugent, and
Deputy Sheriff Bobby Plair.
S TROPICAL STORM JOSEPHINE-
UPDATE-Emergency Management Direc-
tor Wells presented copies of the latest advi-
) sor from the National Weather Service (as
of 10:00 a.m.. C.D.T.. the storm is moving
Northeast at 23 m.p.h. with sustained
winds near 69 m p.h., and is located
approximately 175 miles South Southwest
of Apalachlcola.
EVACUATION / ADVISORY-Upon
recommendation by Emergency Manage-
ment Director Wells, Commissioner Yeager
moved to issue a voluntary evacuation
notice for coastal low-lying areas in Indian
Pass. Cape San Bias, and Simmons Bayou.
Commissioner Hammond seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously. After
public discussion regarding time of arrival
'aid wind velocity, the Board agreed to
reconvene at 5:00 p.m., E.D.T. Upon motion
by Commissioner Hammond, second by
CommissionerYeager. and unanimous vote.
the Board agreed to close the Courthouse at
2:00 p.m., E D T. Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote.
the Board agreed to issue a voluntary evac-
uation notice for mobile homes in coastal
areas. .
There being no further business at
this time, the meeting did then recess at
12:38 p.m., E.D.T. until 5:00 p.m., E.D.T.
on October 7, 1996.
The. meeting reconvened on .Monday,
October 7, 1996 at 5:07 p.m., E.D.T., with
the following members present: Acting
Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. and
Commissioners Michael L. Hammond and
Warren J. Yeager, Jr. (Chairman .Billy E.
Traylor and Commissioner Jessie, V.


Armstrong were absent). Others present
were: County Ationtev Tim McFarland,
Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Birming-
ham, Chief Administrator D6n Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe WIbberg,
Administrator/Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells, Building Inspector
Richard Combs, Emergency Management/
911 Coordinator Marshall Nelson,
Maintenance Superintendent Joe Bearden.
Mosquito Control Director Paul Wood, Solid
Waste Coordinator Joe Danford, Supervisor
of Elections Cora Sue Robinson, and
Sheriffs Department Captain Joe Nugent.
TROPICAL STORM JOSEPHINE-'


UPDATE-Emergency Management Direc-
tor Wells presented copies of the latest advi-
sory from the National Weather Service (as
of 1:00 p.m., C.D.T., the Storm Is moving
Northeast at 23 m.p.h. with. sustained
winds near 70 m.p.h., and is located
approximately 50 miles Southwest of
Apalachcola). Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board declared a Local State of
Emergency and agreed to pay overtime for
all employees (salary & non-salary).
Emergency Management Director Wells
reported that landfall should be in the St..
Marks area between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.,
E.D.T. He thanked the Sheriffs
Department, Fire Departments, and County.
Staff for their assistance.
There being no further business at
this time, the meeting did then recess at
5:20 p.m., E.D.T. until further nonce.
The meeting reconvened on Tuesday.
October 8, 1996 at 5:35 p.m., E.D.T.. with
the following members present: Chairman
Nathan Peters, Jr. and Commissioners Billy
E. Traylor and Warrei J. Yeager, Jr.
(Commissioners Jessie V. Armstrong and
Michael L. 'Hammond were absent), Others
present were: County Attorney Tim
McFarland, Clerk Benny C..Lister, Chief
Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham,
Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore, and
Maintenance Superintendent Joe Bearden.
SThere being no further business, and
upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
5:37 p.m., E.D.T.
I 'NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATIEST: -
'BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK
S PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
OCTOBER 8, 1996
SPECIAL MEETING
: he Highland View Water Board of
Gulf County. Flonda met this date in spe-
clal session with the following members
present: Chairman Nathan Peters. Jr. and
Commissioners Michael L. Hammond. Billy
E. Traylor, and Warren J. Yeager, Jr.
(Commissioner Jessie V. Armstrong was
absent). Others present were: County
Attorney Tim McFarland, Chief Deputy
Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham. Deputy
Clerk Towan McLemore, Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wlbberg, Building
Inspector Richard Combs. Maintenance
Superintendent Joe Bearden, and Sheriffs
Department Captain Joe Nugent.
The meeting came to order at 5:42 '
p.m., E.D.T.
ENGINEERING PROPOSALS NEW
WATER SYSTEM-Administrative Assistant
Wibberg reported that the companies which
Submitted proposals for engineering ser-
vices (I9596- I for the new Highland View
Water System were scored (by Chief
Administrator Butler. Building Inspector
Combs and herself) as follows: Hartman &
Associates, Inc.-218: CRA Engineering,
Inc.-235: William M. Bishop Consulting
Engineers, Inc.-240: and Preble-Rish. Inc.-
265.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner
Yeager, and unanimous vote. the Board
agreed to make the'recommendation of
Preble-Rish, Inc. to the Gulf County Board
of County Commissioners and agree for the
Chairman to sign all documentation for this
project.
DEBT SERVICE-WATER TANK-
.Commlssloner-Hamm.ond reported that the _
Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners has been paid, but pay-off
of the bond has been postponed until April
due to penalties that would be charged for
pre-payment.
There being no further business, and
upon motion by Commissioner Hammond,
second by Commissioner Traylor. and
unanimous vote, the meeting did then
Sadjourn at 5:45 p.m.. E.D.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C,. LISTER
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA
OCTOBER 8, 1996
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of Count),
Commissioners met this date in regular
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Nathan Peters. Jr. and
Commissioners Michael L. Hammond. Billy
-E. Traylor, and Warren J. Yeager, Jr.
(Commissioner Jessie V. Armstrong was
Absentt. Others present were: Count),
Attorney Tim McFarland. Clerk Benny C.
Lister. Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore, Chief Administrator Don Buder,
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
Administrator/Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells, Building Inspector
Richard Combs. Emergency Management/
911 Coordinator Marshall Nelson, Main-
tenance Superintendent Joe Bearden, Road
Superintendent Bob Lester, Solid Waste
SDirector Joe Danford. South Gulf County
E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffln. Veterans'
Service Officer/S.H.I.P. Administrator Bo
Williams, and Sheriffs Department Captain
Joe Nugent.
The meeting came to order at 6:00
p.m., E.D.T.
Commissioner Hammond opened the
meeting with prayer, and Chairman Peters
led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
RECEIVE BIDS-CAPE SAN BLAS PIER
(PHASE 1)-Pursuant to advertisement to
receive sealed bids (#9596-47) for construc-
tion of a pier at Cape San Bias (also known
,as the Tucker Tract). the following bids
were received: Southeastern Mechanical
Contracting. Inc.-$184.533. 59; Southern
Champion Construction, Inc.-$133.270.00:
and Bestway Construction Company. Inc.-
8167,555 00.
The Board tabled these bids for review
and recommendation by Chief Administra-
tor Butler.
RECEIVE BIDS-G.P.S. MAPPING
UNIT-SOLID :. WASTE DEPARTMENT-
Pursuant to advertisement to receive sealed '
bids (#9596-50) for a G.P.S. Mapping Unit
for the Solid Waste Department, the follow-
ing bids were received: Duncan-Parnell (1)
810,950.00 + 8120.00 Shipping and (2) .
$11,495.00 + 8150.00 Shipping; Navigation ...
Electronics. Inc. $10,731.00.
The Board tabled the bids for review
and recommendation by Solid Waste
Director Danford.
RECEIVE BIDS PICKUP TRUCK-
SOLID WASTE DEPARThMENT-Pursuatt to
advertisement to receive sealed bids:
(#9596-51) for a pickup truck for the Solid
Waste Department, the following bids were
received: Champion Chevrolet (1)
$17,718.00 and (2) $18,158.00;
Blountstown Motors, Inc. $19,919.00; Gulf
Ford, Inc. $19,020.00; and Bell Chevrolet,
Inc. $18,938.93.
The Board tabled the bids for review'


and recommendation by Solid Waste
Director Danford.
PROPOSED HALF-CENT SALES
TAX/SCHOOL BOARD-Tom Gibson
appeared before the Board to show a video
regarding the proposed half-cent sales tax
to renovate Port St. Joe Elementary School,
and to request that the Board adopt a reso-
lution in support of this additional tax. The
Board requested that he draft a resolution
to present to them at the next meeting.
S 'INVOICES-BAKER ACT SERVICES-


Waste Department..
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT/ TROP-
ICAL STORM JOSEPHINE-Emergency
Management Director Wells and Emergency
Management Coordinator Nelson reported
on the damage caused by Tropical Storm
Josephine.
.WORK CREW SUPERVISORS-
Administrator Wells reported that Kenny;
Alderman has. been certified to be a Work'
Crew Foreman, but the background check
on Larry Young has not been completed.
S .UNION ARBITRATION -' PICKRON/


Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond,
second by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board tabled the fol-
lowing Invoices from Life Management.
Center: Batch #969702 August, 1996
$4,713.60: Batch: #969703: September,'-.
1996 $4,212;.74. ,
The Board requested that Attorney
McFarland research the law regarding
Baker Act Services, and that Chlef\
Administrator Butler write 'a letter to Ned
Alles, of Gulf County. Guidance Clinic,
informing him that IIf paid) these invoices
would surpass the amount budgeted for fic-
cal year 1995-96.
CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Traylor, ,and' unanimous.,
vote, the Board approved, the Consent
Agenda, as follows : "
'(1) Minutes September 24, 1996 -
Regular Meeting September 24, 1996 -
SSpecial Meeting ; .
(21 Inventor' : Emergenc.
Management (Junk #90- 142) :
-Maintenanee Department (Junk a25-
116)
Mosquito Control (Junk #70-260' &
#70-509) : ,." '
Road Department (Junk #100-334,
#100-352, & #100-362)1 .. : : .
Work Crews (Junk #75-23. #75-25;
& #75-31 / Transfer n75-19 to the
Maintenance Dept.)
(3) Invoice Art'. Barbara Sanders -:
Legal Services ($442.80)
S- Wallace Pump & Supply South Gulf
County Fire Department (#168268.
$169.32)
LITIGATION/QUIET TITLE-WHITE
CITY PROPERTY-Attorney McFarland
reported that a lawsuit has been filed
regarding property in Stebel Heights
Subdivision that was given to the County
many years ago. which the family now
wants returned to them Ithe old communal
ty building In White City). Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond,. second by
Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous vote.
the Board agreed to return this property to
the Stebel family.
COURTHOUSE SPACE-PUBLIC
DEFENDER-Chief Administrator Butler
reported that Rooms #225 and #226. locat-
ed upstairs in the Courthouse, are available
for the Public Defender to use as office
space.
JAIL MEDICAL DIRECTOR-Upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous vote.
the Board agreed to contract with Dr. Jorge
San Pedro as Jail Medical Director, in the
amount of 1.200.00 per month, beginning
October 1, 1996.
TRAFFIC CONTROL-STATE D.O.T./
"NO PASSING" ZONE-Chief Administrator
Butler reported that the State Department
of Transportation has agreed to the "No
Passing" zone on Highway 71 at the inter-
section of Doc Whitfield Road. and the)
have also requested that the Count)' place a
"No Passing' zone on Doc Whltfield Road
(C.R. #387) for a length of 200 feet from the
intersection.
REPAIRS COURTHOUSE-Upon
request by Chief Administrator Butler, the
Board requested that Attorney McFarland
handle further correspondence with
Honeywell, Inc. regarding repairs and
improvements the) made at the Courthouse
under the contract obligations. -
SUPERVISORY TRAINING / FLORIDA
COUNTIES FOUNDATION-Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond. second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to combine with Franklin
County to have a %Tiale' rmaSET o'"&f'F ar-,,
ocipants to hold a Supervisory Training'
Program in Gulf/Franklin Counties. The,
session would last 2 days (4 hours per day).
with I meeting in Gulf County and I meet-
ing in Franklin County.
BULKHEAD GASKIN PARK / ARMY
CORPS OF ENGINEERS-The Board agreed
for a letter to be sent to the Army Corps of
Engineers, requesting their assistance in
paving for work to be done to the bulkhead
at the end of Lake Grove Road (Gaskin
Park)
GULF PINES HOSPITAL / INDIGENT
CARE-Chief Administrator Butler reported
that he and Commissioner Yeager met with
a representative of Gulf Pines Hospital
regarding indigent care.
AWARD BID ENGINEERING HIGH-
LAND VIEW WATER SYSTEM / C.D.B.G. -
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond,
second by Commissioner Yeager, and unan-
imous vote, the Board awarded Proposal
#9596-48 (for engineering services in con-
junction with C.D.B.G. Grant for the
Highland View Water System) to Preble-
Rish, Inc. The Board also approved for the
Chairman to sign all necessAry documents
for this project.
IN'OICE BEACHES WATER SYS-
TEM UPGRADE-Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond. second by
Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous vote,
the Board approved payment of invoice
dl1324 from Southeastern Mechanical (in'
the amount of $39.919.50) for work on the
Beaches Water System upgrade.
HEARING SHERIFF LITIGATION-
Upon discussion, the Board agreed for
Commissioner Traylor. Chief Administrator
Butler, and Attorney McFarland to attend a
litigation hearing, regarding the civil case
involving the Sheriffs Department and Gulf
County. in Tallahassee on October 31,
1996.
REJECT BIDS G.P.S. MAPPING SYS-
TEM SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT-
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond.
second by Commissioner Traylor. and
unanimous vote, die Board agreed to reject
all bids received for the G.P.S. Mapping
System (i#9596-50) and to readvernse. as
recommended by Solid Waste Director
Danford.
AWARD BID PICKUP TRUCK SOLID
WASTE DEPART'IENT--Upon motion by
Commissioner Tra lor. second by
Commissioner Hammond. and unanimous
vote. the Board awarded the bid for the
pickup truck (#9596-51) for the Solid Waste
Department to Charmpion "Chevrolet, of
Tallahassee, in the: amount of $18,158:00.
Upon inquiry about. Champion's alternate
lower bid, Solid Waste Director Danford
reported that the lower bid did not meet the''
Requirements
PROPOSAL FIVE POINTS LANDFILL
PERMIT RENEWAL-Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond. second by
Commissioner Veager. and unanimous' vole.
the Board accepted a proposal from Prebleb
Rish, Inc. for the permit renewal for Five':
IPoints Landfill at a cost not to exceed.
$6,000.00. Solid Waste Director Danford
reported that Prehle-Rlsh proposed a cost
not to exceed S6.500.00 on the Buckhorn
Landfill permit. and they billed the Count)
only $1,200.00.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS PLOTTER -
SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT-Upon
motion by Cdmiissioh'er Hammohnd, sec-
ond by Commlssiorier Yeagei, and unani-'
mous vote, the Board agreed to advertise to,
receive sealed bids for a plotter for thelSolid


Howard Creek Fire Control .500
Current Year Rolled-Back Rate 7.836
Percent Change of Rolled-Back Rate '(.038)
"('. PUBLIC COMMENT-Chairman Peters
called for public comment. None was
received.
S PROPOSED CHANGES TO TENTA-
TIVE BUDGET-Clerk Lister presented the
Board with a list of proposed adjustments
to he made to the tentative budget. Bob Moore arrived at 5:17 p.m.>.
Commissioner Hammond motioned to ten-
fatively approve these changes/adjust-
ments as presented by Clerk Lister.
Commissioner Yeager seconded the motion.
Couunrt Administrator/Emergency Man-
agement Director Larry Wells arrived at
:24 p m.> Chairman Peters again called
for public comment. Receiving no comment


NUNNERY-After discussion about the
arbitration hearing with Greg Pickron and
Bill Nunnery. Commissioner Traylor moved
to pay the County's portion of the arbitra-
tidn expenses (1l.219.97). Commissioner
Yeager seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
BUDGET/BUILDING DEPARTMENT-
Building Inspector Combs reported that the
Building Department brought in
$1,18,769.00 for the 1995-96 fiscal year.
S.H.I.P. LOAN DELINQUENCIES-
Upon motion by Commissioner Hammond,
second by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board agreed to sub-
mit the names of the delinquent S.H.I.P.
loan payors to the Credit Bureau (as pre-
sented by S.H.I.P. Administrator Williams)
1995-96 CHAIRMAN PLAQUE-The
Board presented a plaque to Commissioner
Billy E. Traylor for his service as Chairman
of the Board for fiscal year 1995-96.
Commissioner Traylor commended the
Board, especially Commissioner Hammond.
for making his Job as Chairman less diffi-
cult.
The meeting then recessed at 6:56
p.m.,'E.D.T.
The meeting reconvened at 7:20 p.m.,
E D.T.
AWARD BID CAPE SAN BLAS PIER.
(PHASE I)-Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager. second by Commissioner Traylor.
and unanimous vote, the Board awarded
the bid 1#9596-47) for construction of
Phase I of the Cape San Bias Pier Project to
Southern Champion Construction. The
Board agreed for Chief Administrator Butler
to negotiate with Southern Champion, due
to the bid being higher than the grant
amount.
WEWAHITCHKA SEARCH & RES.
CUE-Commissioner Traylor moved that
the Board recognize the Wewahitchka
Search & Rescue Unit as a County volun-
teer organization, without County funding
at this time. Commissioner Hammond sec-
onded the motion for discussion. After dis-
cussion, the mo on passed with the follow-
ing vote: Commissioners Hammond.
Traylor, and Yeager voted yes. Chairman
Peters voted no. stating he feels there
should only be one Search & Rescue Unit.
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGEN-
DA-Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager.
second by Commissioner Hammond. and
unanimous vote, the Board approved the
Supplemental Consent Agenda. with dele-
tion of Item #2 (Road Name Change). as fol-
lows:
1. Invoice Count) Attorney -
September. 1996 (81.687.50)
Panhandle Grading & Paving (16238
$520.355.24 to be paid from 1995 Road
Bond Funds)
Preble-Rish Gulf County Road'
Paving Program (#60781 "* 23.081.67 to
be paid from 1995 Road Bond Funds)
Preble-Rish Gulf County Zoning &
Flood Maps (#60783 84,000.00 to be
paid from Comprehensive Plan)
Pr-ble-Rish Cape San Bias Pier
(#60785 $1,000.00 to be paid from
FRDAP Grant)
Preble-Rish Beaches Water System
Design (#60786 $627.75 to be paid from
Beaches Water System)
2. Road Name Change Reston Drive
to Chainsaw Drive (off C.R. 386) Not
Approved :
SCALLOP SEASON-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Hammond. and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed for Attorney
McFarland to draw up a letter and resolu-
tion to send to the Department of
Environmental Protection to request that
the scallop season in St. Joseph's Bay be
extended to include the month of
September each year.
AWARD BID WHITE CITY PARK
DOCK-Upon motion by Commissioner
PHaiATrehdi.Y second by Commissioner
laylor, and unanimous vote, the Board
i'arded the bid (09596-31) for construc-
don of a dock at the White City Park to
Southeastern Mechanical Contracting.
Upon discussion, the Board agreed for
Chief Administrator Butler to negotiate the
bid amount (as it was more than they
planned to spend). and pay for the project
from the General Fund.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS AMBU-
LANCE / RE-CHASSIS SOUTH GULF CO.
E.M.S.-Upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner
yeager. and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to advertise to receive sealed bids for
a new ambulance and for a new chassis for
the old "ambulance (South Gulf County
E.M.S. to provide the specifications).
SOUTH GULF COUNTY E.M.S -Upon
inquiry. South Gulf County E.M.S. Director
McGuffn reported that when there Is an
emergency for which a helicopter Is needed.
the ambulance transports the patient to the
area near the High School where the heli-
copter lands to pick up the patient.
ADMINISTRATION OFFICES NEW
BUILDING-The Board discussed the lay-
out of the offices and Board Room for the
new Administration Building.
CHAIRMAN'S FACSIMILE-Upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote.
the Board agreed for Chairman Peters to
place the Chief Administrator's Office in
charge of his facsimile stamp.
There being no further business, and
upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Hammond, and
unanimous vote, the meeting did then
adjourn at 7:35 p m.. E.D.T.
.NATHAN PETERS, JR.
S : ": CHAIRMAN
ATTEST-" .
BENNY C. LISTER .
CLERK ,. '

PORT St. JOE, FLORIDA
SEPTEMBER 24; 1996
PUBLIC HEARING
The Gulf County)' Board of County
Commissioners met this date In special ses-
sion with the following members present:
Acting Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr., and
Commissioners Michael L. Hammond and
Warren J. Yeager, Jr.
Others present were: Clerk Benny C.
Lister, Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Blrmingham, Deput) Clerks Rebecca L.
Norris and Towan P. McLemore, Chief
Administrator Donald Butler. Administra-
tive Assistant Debbe Wlbberg. and County
Attorney Timothy McFarland.
The meeting was called to order at
5:08 p.m.. E.D.T. '
Commissioner Michael L.' Hammond
opened the meedng with prayer and
Chairman Peters led the pledge of alle-
glance 0o the ilag.
PROPOSED VILLAGE RATES AND
ROLLED-BACK RATE--Clerk Lister pre-
sented the proposed village rates to the
Board as follows:
County-Wide 7.600
St Joseph Fire Control .500
Tupelo Fire Control .500
Overstreet Fire Control .500
Howad CeekFireConrol.500


THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED this
8th day of October, 1996 by 4
Commissioners voting "yes" and 0
Commissioners voting "no". (end)
RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE COUN-
TY-WIDE BUDGET-Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and a 4-0 vote, the
Board adopted the following Resolution set-
ting forth the 1996-97 fiscal year budget.
RESOLUTION ADOPTING BUDGET
96-38
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida,
after due consideration for the needs of the
people of said County, has ascertained the
amount of funds required for a budget for
1996-97'fiscal year, and
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners has given due notice as
required by law, and has held public hear-


from the public, the Board voted 3-0 to ten-
tatively approve the following adjust-
ments/changes.
(Adjustments/Changes to the GENER-
AL FUND, FINE AND FORFEITURE FUND.
AND COUNTi ROAD AND BRIDGE FiN'D
are on file in the Gulf County Clerk of
Court's Office.) '
HURRICANE OPAL/INDIRECT COST--
Clerk Lister advised the Board that Marshal
Nelson had informed his'office that $66,216
was expected to be received for indirect cost
from F.E.M.A. on Hurricane Opal and asked "
for the Board's direction concerning these
funds. Upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner
Yeager, and unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively approved to increase Revenue: Cash
Brought Forward by $66,216, and increase
Expenditures: Cash to be Carried Forward
by 30.000, and Reserve for Contingencies
b 5$36.216
OTHER CURRENT CHARGES AND
OBLIGATIONS/LIFE AND HEALTH INSUR-
ANCE-Upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond, send 'by Commissioner
Yeager, and unanimous vote. the Board ten-
tatvely approved to move $31,367 from the
Board's Other Current Charges and
Obligations to the Board's Life and Health
Insurance line item. which equates to one
percent (1".) ocf amounts previously set
aside for salary Increases.
TENTATIVE COUNTY-WIDE VILLAGE
RATE-Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager. second by Commissioner
Hammond. and unanimous vote, the Board
tentatively approved to set the Count'-Wide
Millage Rate at 7.600 mills.
TENTATIVE COUNTY-WIDE BUD-
GET-Upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner
Yeager, and unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively approved the County-Wide Budget
for the 1996-97 fiscal year.
TENTATIVE DEPENDENT FIRE DIS-
STRICTS VILLAGE RATES-Upon motion by
Commissioner Hammond, second by
Commissioner Yeager. and unanimous vote.
the Board tentartveh' approved .500 mills
for each Dependent Special Fire District.
TENTATIVE BUDGETS FOR DEPEN-
DENT FIRE DISTRICTS-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Hammond. and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively approved the
Budgets for each Dependent Special Fire
District.
FINAL BUDGET HEARING-Upon
motion by Commissioner Hammond, sec-
ond by Commissioner Yeager. and unani-
mous vote, the Board scheduled the Final
Budget Hearing on October 8, 1996 at 5:01
p.m., E.D.T. In the Commissioners meeting
room, at the Gulf County Courthouse in
Port St. Joe, Florida.
Upon Commissioner Yeager's motion
and Commissioner Hammond's second, the
meeting did then adjourn at 5:32 p.m..
E.D.T.
NATIT-AN PETERS. JR.
ACTING CHAIRMAN
ATTESTT.
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
BUDGET HEARING
OCTOBER 8, 1996
The Gulf County) Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special ses-
sion with the following members present:
Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr., and
Commissioners Warren J. Yeager, Jr., and
Michael L. Hammond. Commissioner Jesse
V. Armstrong was absent, and
Commissioner Billy E. Traylor arrived at
5:16 p.m. E.D.T.
Others present were: Clerk Benny C.
Lister, Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham. Deputy Clerks Rebecca L.
Norris and Towan P. McLemore,
Maintenance Manager Joe Bearden.
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg.
and County Attorney Timothy McFarland.
The meeting was called to order at
5:13 p.m., E.S.T.
TENTATIVE MILEAGE, RATES AND
ROLLED-BACK RATE-Clerk Lister.
informed the Board that the tentative
County-Wide village rate'is 7.600, a .038
percent decrease in the rolled-back rate
which is 7.836. Clerk Lister also stated that
'the tentanve village rates for the
Dependent Special Fire Districts are .500
mills each.
S FINE AND FORFEITURE FUND-Clerk
Muster presented a proposed change to the
Sheriff's Department Law Enforcement
budget stating that the Sheriff had failed to
include in his budget request the amount
contracted with the City of Wewahitchka for
Police Protection. The Clerk also stated that
he had budgeted the revenue source, there-
fore the Board would need to move $28.074
in State Shared Revenues from the General
Fund to the Fine and Forfeiture Fund.
Upon motion by Commissioner Yeager. sec-
ond by Commissioner Hammond, and
unanimous vote. the Board approved a net
increase of $26.670 to the Fine- and
Forfeiture Fund for, Revenues and
Expenses/Law Enforcement.
arrived at 5:16 p m E.D.T.>
SGENERAL FUND-Clerk Lister pre-
.sented alist of proposed adjustments to be
made to the General Fund budget. The
Clerk explained that the changes were due
to: (1) the Maintenance Department truck
would not be delivered until the new fiscal
year. stating that the amount budgeted for
in fiscal year 95-96 would need to be
brought forward, (2) more of the
Commissioner's Special Project/Landfill
Grant'money'had been spent in fiscal year
95-96 and cash brought forward for the
new fiscal year would need to be reduced,
and (3) the Board had committed at a pre-
vious meeting to budget 86,200 for
improvements to the Courtroom. Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Hammond, and a 4-0 vote,
the Board approved the following adjust-
ments to the General Fund.
,(GENERAL FUND adjustments are on
file in the Gulf County Clerk of Court's
office)
RESOLUTION ADOPTING COUNTY-
WIDE MILIAGE RATE-Upon motion by
Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Hammond; and a 4-0 vote,
the Board adopted the following resolution
setting forth the County-Wide Millage rate
for the )996-97 fiscal year.
RESOLUTION ADOPTING MILEAGE LEVY
96-37
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida, on
this date intends to adopt a Resolutlon set-
ting forth the budget for ithe fiscal year
1996-97, and '
WHEREAS, for proper funding of said
budget, it is necessary to levy an ad valorem
tax upon the taxable property within the
County,
[FULL TEXT OF RESOLUTION IS ON
FILE IN THE GULF COUNTY CLERK OF
COURT'S OFFICE .


/sl Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk
ltc. December 5. 1996








A[I"


ings' allowing all citizens a chance to be
heard,
IFLLL TEXT OF RESOLUTION IS ON
FILE IN THE GULF COUNTY CLERK OF
COURT'S OFFICE
THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED this
8th day of October. 1996 by 4
Commissioners voting "yes" and 0
Commissioners voting "no". (end)
RESOLUTION ADOPTING MILLAGE
LEVY 'FOR DEPENDENT SPECIAL FIRE
DISTRICTS-Upon moon by Commission-
er Hammond. second b% Commissioner
Yeager. and a 4-0 vote. the Board adopted
the following Resolution setting forth the
Millage rates for the Dependent Special Fire
Districts;
RESOLUTION ADOPTING MILLAGE LEVY
S. 96-39
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf Count. Florida. on
this date intends to adopt a Resolution set-
ting forth the budgets 'or the Dependent
Fire Districts lor the fiscal year 1996-97,
and
WHEREAS, 'for the proper funding of
said budgets. it Is necessary to levy an ad
valorem tax upon the taxable property with-
in the Count)'.
FULL TEXT OF RESOLUTION IS ON
FILE IN THE GULF COLUNvT CLERK OF
COLRT'S OFFICE ,
THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED this
8th day of October. 1996, by. 4
Commissioners voting "yes" ..and 0.
Commissioners voting "no". (end)
PUBLIC COMMENT-Chairman Peters
called for public comment: there was no
response.
RESOLUTION ADOPTING DEPEN-
DENT SPECIAL FIRE DISTRICT BUD-
GETS-Upon motion by Commissioner
Hammond, second by Commissioner
Yeager, and a 4-0 vote, the Board adopted
, the following Resolunon setting forth the
1996-97 budgets for the Dependent Special
Fire Districts.
RESOLUTION ADOPTING BUDGETS
96-40
; WHEREAS. the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County. Florida,
after due consideration for the needs of the
people of said Count), has ascertained the
amount of funds required for a budget for
the 1996-97 fiscal year, and ',,
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners has glen due notice as
required by law, and has held public hear-
ings allowing all citizens a chance to be
heard.

(FULL TEXT OF RESOLUTION IS ON
FILE IN THE GULF COUNTY CLERK OF
COURT'S OFFICE]

THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED this
8th day of October. 1996, by 4
Commissioners voting "ses", and 0
Commissioners voting "no-. (end)
Upon Commissioner Hammond's
motion and Commissioner Traylor's second,
the meeting did then adjourn at 5:19 p.m.,
E.D.T.
NATHIAN PETERS. JR.
CHAI RMAN :
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER, CLERK







IL THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 90-01
IN RE:'The Estate of
JOHNNIE MERLE McLEMORE MASSEY.
Deceased,
JOHN WILLIAM McLEMORE.
Petitioner,
vs .
PENNY McDANIELS a/k/a PENNY
McLEMORE, as the Personal
Representative,
R .':Respondent.; ,'; .

NOTICE OF ACTION
AND
MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT
AGREEMENT
STO ADDELINE MASSEY WHITEN. FERN
LOUISE MASSE f HAGEMAN. AND TiE DESCEN-
DANTS) OF BILLIE ANDERSON. OSCAR HOLMES.
AND ETHEL DAY. AND ANY OTHER PERSON
CLAIMING ANY INTEREST. DIRECTLY OR INDI-
RECTLY. IN THE ESTATE OF JOHNNY MERLE.
McLEMORE MASSEY:
YOU AR NOTIFIED of the probate of the
Estate of Johnny Merle McLemore Massey. Gulf
SCounty. Florida Circuit Court Case No 90-01. and
the pending Motion for Approval of Settlement
Agreement. a Hearing now scheduled on same for
Monday. March 3. 1997 at 10 30 a.m.. CST. in the
Calhoun County Courhouse. Blountstown.
FIonda. and you are required to serve your defens-
es or objectons, or otherwise, in said case within
30 da)s of the first date'of publication of this
Notice, or you may be forever barred. If no such
written document is filed within said time. you
shall be barred If you do not appear at the sched-
uled hearing stated herein and at that time and
place make an objecuon to all proceedings con-
ained in said Estate. In addition, Addellne Massey
Whltten. Fern Louise Massey Hageman. ard the
descendent(s) of Billie Anderson. Oscar Holmes.
and Ethel Day legitimatee daughter of Garrison
Tellrington Massey). or any other person or per-
sons claiming an interest In the Estate of Johnnie
Merle McLemore Massey, may recelse a full copy of
the proposed Settlement Agreement from the Gulf
County Clerk of Circuit Court or by contacting
Counsel for the Personal Representative. That
Addeline Massey Whinen. Fern Louise Massey
Hageman. and dithe descendanrisl of Billle
Anderson., Oscar Holmres, and Ethel Day (Illegitl-
mate daughter of Garrison Tellrington Massey), or
any other person or persons claiming an interest in
the Estate of Johnnle Merle McLemore Massey,
.should file any objections -to the proposed
Settlement Agreement in writing prior to the
Hearring with the Clerk of Gulf County Circuit
Court, Probate Division, and serve copies of all
written objections on counsel' for the Personal.
Representative. You will please notice that the
above-styled case is a Gulf County Circuit .Court
Case, but that the hearing scheduled for March 3,
1997 shall be In the Calhoun County Courthouse
located In'Blountstown. Florida
Dated this 2nd day of December, 1996.
BILL A. CORBIN
305 Fannin Avenue
Blountstown, FL 32424
904/674-5424 IFax: 674-31271
Fla. Bar ID No. 0146302
Attorney for Personal Representative
4te, December 5, 12,'19 and 26, 1996.


INVITATION TO BID
sealed proposals will be received in the office
of the City Clerk, 305 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe,
Florida, until 4:30 p.m., January 13, 1997, for fur-
nishing arid delivering F.O.B., Port St Joe, Florida.
to paint Induitrial Wastewater Treatment Plant
buildings ais outlined in the specifications pertain-'
ing thereto.
SSpecifications and bid documents inay be
obtained from the City Clerk's Office, 305 FIfth
Street, Port'Sb' Joe Florida 32456, telephone (904)
229-8261, Monday through Friday, between 8:00
a.m and 5:00 p.m. Bids will be publicly opened
and read at 8:30 p.m., January 14, 1997, In the
City Commission Chambers, City Hall, 305 Fifth
Street, Port SL Joe, Florida. The City reserves the
right to accept or reject any or all bids, or to select
the'Bld felt to be In the best interest of the City.









PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 1996


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1988 Chevrolet Corsica, 2.8 liter, V-6
w/air & auto. trans., power windows,
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Wind Suifer, 12'6", new sail, $250
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1988 375 Ranger boat. 150 hp Mercu-
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Two, 24' long pontoons. $600. Call
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3 bdrm.. 2 ba. fenced backyard, stor-
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Furnished 1 bedroom apartment. Call
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4478 W. Hwy. 98, Casa Del Mar Apt.
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tfe 12/5
Efficiency apartment, furnished, utili-
ties included, newly decorated. 648-
5033. ltc 12/5
At St. Joe Beach. Small pool house
for rent. January 1st, furnished or
unfurnished. Elec., garbage, water &
cable included, 1/2 block to beach.
$385 plus deposit. References. 647-
3535. Itp 12/5
2 bedroom trailer at 2042 Trout St..
Highland View. $250 month + util.
647-3875 or 235-3426. tIc 11/28
Mexico Beach, 3 bdrm.. brick, sun-
room, gulf view. long term. 4 bdrm.
beachside. completely furnished.
short term. no pets. 648-8005.
tfc 11/28

Commercial building. 103 Garrison
Avenue. Building includes 2 office
spaces with storage area, cen. heat/
ac. (1.352 sq. ft.), plus covered stor-
age area (450 sq. tL). Call 229-6914.
tfc 12/5


Howard Creek for rent, 2 bedroom
house, completely, furnished. Call
827-2884. tfc 11/21
Unfurnished 2 bdrm., cen. h/a in
quiet location. References, $350.
month, $200 deposit. Call 647-3253.
S 2tp 11/28
2 bdrm. trailer, partially furnished, in
Highland View on Ling St. 227-1260.
tfc11/7
Unfurnished town house at Mexico.
.Beach, 2 bdrm., 2 ba., 2 car garage,
all appliances, screen deck & patio. 1
year lease. $600 month, $600 securi-
ty. Call 904-233-3629. tfc 12/5
Two mobile homes for rent in Mexico
Beach. 648-5476. tfc 12/5
4 bdrm.. 2 ba. house at Indian Pass
Beach. Long term rental. 8625 mo.
Call Rosasco Realty. Available Oct. 1.
1996. 227-1774. tfc 12/5
2 bedroom. I bath trailer at St. Joe
Beach. $300 month. $200 deposit
647-3278 or 827-2906. tfc 12/5
2 bedroom furnished and unfur-
nished available immediately. Long
term rental. Parker Realty, Mexico
Beach. 648-5777. tfe 12/5


2 bdrm. house and garage on Hwy. 98
& Atlantic St., St. Joe Beach, $500
mo. + utilities. Call 647-3875 or 235-
3426. tfc 11/28
MOBILE HOME/RV PARK. Lots
available. Grocenr store, laundrymat.
liquor store, hardware, Indoor flea
market on prerrse. I mile to public
boat ramp. Full hook-ups available.
THE JUNCTION, Hwy. 71 & 73, 639-
5608. W tfc 12/5
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Afforda-
ble housing for: the elderly and the
handicapped.
Cen. h &a. laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., stove & refrig., fur-
nished. fully carpeted. I bdrm.. apts.
on site
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more Information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
tfc 12/5


Safe 'N Dry
Storage
214 3rd St., PS1, FL
904-229-9000
Climat-controlled no mildew


TRADElERIE


t Port SL Joe Lodge No. I I
J') r Reg. Stated Communication
1st and 3rd Thursday of each
month, 8:00 p.n.,Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave.
Robert Redmon, W.M.
Bill Jordon,. Sec.'
1st & 3rd weeks -Dec.
COINS BY THE BAYI
I buy and sell old.-coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
:Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday. 8:00 p.m.
AL-ANON
Thurs. 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church, PSJ


SVO

Catherine L. Collier
hludenpendentt Sales Representative
211 Alen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
(904) 229-6460


PRECISION
CARPENTRY
Carpentry, Home Repairs:
& Maintenance Services
Pressure Washing &
Painting,
Marine Constructidon
27 years experience
All Work Guaranteed
227-73'8 8


Steppina igh Riding Stables
Riding Lessons- $10
BASIC RIDING SKILLS
AND BASIC HORSECARE
Gift Certificates Available
for Christmas
Renee Thomas 637-4161


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



TLC LAWN SERVICE
"Caienng d All Your Lain Senice Needs''
MOWING. EDGING, TRIMMING. SPRAYING,
FERTILIZING. WEEDING. CLEAN OUTS.
SPRINKLER REPAIR. AND LANDSCAPING
Free Estimates
Call 229-435 tc 4,6



TRACTOR
WORK
.i; "Bush.
S Hogging
& Land Levelling

Call Matt Walker
904-227-3708
Insured.


PLtUMS/N REP4/RS

Roger Stokes 647-332
FL RFn0066770
New Construction Repairs

PUMP REPAIR & SALES LICENSED INSTALLERS
H & EM IRRIGATION
forAll Your Watering Needs
HAL KEELS FE 229-2738
JAMES WILEY ESTIMATES 227-7205


Paeee Heating & Cooling
LICENSED INSURED SALESAND SERVICE
A/C Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
t. 8doULc.RAoo6486 229-COOL



LOANS D 8 I PAWN SHOP
"The Uttle House with the Big Deals"
Corner of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Business: (904) 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9-12


Harmon's Heavy Equipment co.
Specializing in Black Top Soil
BULL DOZERS BACKHOES .LOADERS TRACTORS DUMP TRUCKS
648-8924 OR 648-5767 if no answer

LIC # RF0051042
FREE ESTIMATES' RG 0051008
ER 0011618

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


Wood Floor
Refinishing
Make those old wood floors
look like new. Don't replace -
C Refinish!
Call Circle S Enterprise
827-6828, ask for Dusty


STUTZMAN ROOFING
.RC #0038936
Spec alIzing in Reroofs
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price"
229-8631
te 5/2

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

STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
All Type Electrical Work
-24 Hr. Service
UC.#ER0013168 .INSURED
647-8081
ALAN STRICKLAND.


*Residential Custom Wood
Commercial Industrial

A 8 R Fence
Fenciao and CoaIrte Work
loert Flcscnmann FREE Esmmates
EiN #f931 15646 1041 647-4047


SMALL ENGINE

REPAIR

Barfield's 229-2727


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

MOWING RAKING WEEDING '
EDGING TRIMMING '
LANDSCAPING *LICENSED
CJ.'s Lawn

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

Introducing "
Total Pool Maintenance
& Lawn Care Packages
Interior/Ext. Painting
As.always call us for your
FREE Estimate.




ALL WORK GUARANTEED
INSURANCE FREE ESTIMATES
COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL
BILL WHITE
CHRIS MORRISON
647-3215
348 Santa Anna St.
St. Joe Beach 32456
tfc 7/18


Alcoholics Anonymous, Surfside Se-
renity Group, meets Mon.. Wed, Fri..
at 7:30 p.m. CSTat 1st United Metho-
dist Church. 22nd SL, Mexico Beach.

T.V. 8 V.C.R.
Sales 8 Service
Zenith G.E. RCA & Magnavox
Factory Authorized Service
We Service What We. SlI
Badcock Home Furnishings Center
310 Reid Ave.. Port St. Joe
904-229-6195


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


Plus Small Engine Repairs
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First St.
Phone 227-2112.

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

5x10 10x10 10x20
on Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. ) 227-2112
Minl-)
Warehouses






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


C U -,c e "Residential
oCommercial
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
Flea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
d FAMILY OWNED
0 PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections


Storage

Units

229-6200


Apt. for rent, 2 bdrm., 1
ba., cen. h/a, carpet, ap-
pliances. Call .Kenny at
227-7241 or Phil, 227-
2112. tfc 11/7


UNFURNISHED
SLarge 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.,
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
*New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
pets.
FURNISHED
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
tfc 12/5


539 Duval St. $39,900

a-

HANNON
owl [REALTY INC.
2 bedrooms, I bath. Land: 2 lots (60'(Y30' total)
SPECIAL FEATURES. One story trame bungalow extensively P ST JOE
remodeled in 1995. New wlng, cen. heat/ar: wate-r heater, updat- 22 -1
ed bath & more! Lg. bI: rm., separate dmung & ianmly-size kitchen 227 1450
with eat-mn area Spacious back yard, lot is fenced. Pnce includes
range, freezer, blinds, new ceiling fans.





THE BEACHES HOUSE/PET SIT- Int./Ext. PROFESSIONAL DRY
TERS. Collect mail / check lights / WALL & PAINTING. Specialty paint-
locks / etc. Feed & exercise your pets. ing services done, pressure washing,
As low as $6.00 a day. Mow grass / sponge painting & much more. Lic. &
pool care/etc. Willing for extra SS. Re- Insured. .Free- Estimates. 639-3570.
liable couple. Contact Ron & Maxine tfc 12/5
Leopold at 648-4204 anytime/leave
message.

STHE CABINET

-.ISHOPPE
Customn Kitchen and Bath
Jeff P0 well, Owner

580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (904) 648-4088


Free Estim tei 904 229:9420 "'-
-* .':'" ..I ; .... .,' trr ,' ." *.' *'
S" .. ". i

AUGHI




IBoat Detailing & L Taintenance
Friendly. Professional Service LVaugnn Weatngrly .



A/C, Heating, Refrigeration, and Ice
SMachine (Sales/Servicel
SVentilation Sheet Metal Fab. Natural
Gas & Electrical Equipment Contractor

:Harden w..7a *

Service Co. 0 4f
SWewahitchka. FL 32465
State MVech. #RM0066465 Ernie "Cooter" Harden/Owner
Phone 904-639-2454 Cel. Ph. #227-5036 tic 6/o





e0 o CUSTOM HOMEPLANS
(904) 647-3548
Rose Mary Mapel
6240 Hwy. 98 West
Port St. Joe, FL 32456



/ ALLEN'S GULF

/ COAST IRRIGATION
Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Free Estimates and Design
SAllen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair


Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

FRANK J. SEIFERT
S Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 to k/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 rce 12/14


""". *RATES: .
Une ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
5 for each additional word.
S. $2.00 for each consecutive
, week with no changes. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
". DEADLINE:

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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 1996 PAGE 7B


Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfc 12/5
One and two bedroom apartments, 2
blocks from beach. Call 1-912-246-
1250, ask for Marvin after 8:30 p.m.
tfc 12/5
No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St Joe Furni-
ture, 227-1251. tfc 12/5


Apt. for rent, downtown
Port St. Joe. 517 1/2 4th
St. Downstairs apartment,
2 bedroom, 1 bath. Call
227-5443, $225.00 mo.
tfc 12/5





Bake and Rummage Sale, Saturday,
Dec. 7 at Port St. Joe Garden Center
on 8th St., Lots of good junk and deli-
cious goodies.
Huge Yard Sale: at 402 7th St., Mexi-
co Beach. Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 a-m.
c.t. :
Yard Sale: Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 a.m. -
noon. 1st Pentecostal Holiness
Church Fellowship Hall, 2001 Harri-
sonAve.
Garage Sale: 308 Beacon Road. Gulf
Aire, Dec. 7, 8 a.m. ? No early sales.
Yard Sale: Exercise equipment, com-
puter equipment clothing, plants.
miscellaneous, Saturday. Dec. .7th,
.from 9 to 2'.
Yard Sale: 1309 Long Ave., Saturday.
Dec. 7, 8 am. until. Rain.cancels.,
Garage Sale: Saturday, 8 a.m. until.
512 8th St Clothes. crafts, knick
knacks, some items new. No early
sales.
Yard Sale: Corer of Alabama and
Balboa at St. Joe Beach for Saturday.
Dec. 7, 7 a.m. until.
Yard Sale: Saturday. Dec. 7. 2176 In-
dian Pass Road, off C30. See 'sign. Pie
safe, tow bar. knick knacks, pictures,
collectables. lamps, glassware. books.
Sony camcorder.


Yard Sale: Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 a.m. -
1p.m., 201 21st St.,PSJ.
Christmas Woodwork Items Yard
Sale, 1407 Long Ave. Saturday, Dec.
i7th,7:30 a.m. noon.
Saturday. Dec, 9:7,-,9- Ta.bles & tables
of new Christmas items, nativities.
angels, pigs, Noah's Ark. Lots of small
affordable gifts & decorations. South-
western things, also
Storage, UnitC
Corner Hwy. 71 & Garrison Ave.
Port St. Joe, 827-2315.

Garage Sale
Thursday and Friday
Dec. 5th 8 6th
8 a.m. till 1 p.m.
Positively NO EARLY
SALES!
131 Westcott Circle (Ist
circle off Garrison)
Little Tykes Mini Van,
Grocery.Cart, Tractor &
Wagon, 12V 4 Wheeler,
Fisher Price kitchen,
dolls, games, little girls
clothes, men's.& wom-
en's winter clothes,
Christmas decorations.
Household items, etc.
For information on large
toys, call 227-1795..


.r HEL WANTED


I^^3^^^^^


Optometric technician for optometric-
opthamologic practice. Experience
helpful but not required. Resumes to
Newberry Eye Clinic, 410 Harrison
Ave., Panama City, FL 32401. An
Equal Opportunity Employer. 12/5
The Gulf Co. Senior Citizens have a
part-time Sitter Position available. Ap-
plicant must be 60, years old, have
own dependable transportation, pass
a physical, and meet income guide-
lines. Applications will be accepted at
the Senior Citizens Center in Pore St.
Joe until Dec. 19, 1996. For more in-
formation call the Senior Center at
229-8466.
The Senior Citizens are an Equal Op-
portunity Employer and funded by
the State of Florida and federal gov-
ernment. 2t 12/5


* .A


Salesperson to sell advertising for a
local newsletter, Apalachicola, Carra-
belle 'area. Must have transportation
and minimum of high school educa-
tion. Liberal commission plus residu-
al, plus some mileage. Work your own
schedule, no dopers. Equal Opp. Em-
ployers. Call Coastal Trader, 904-653-
3033. 2tc 11/28
Bartender wanted. Must have experi-
ence, good personality, and dependa-
ble. Full time: position available. Call
639-2300 or 639-2400. 2:c 11/28
Kitchen manager wanted for year
round restaurant Pay rate based on
experience. Send resume to: Resume,
P. O. Box 13564, Mexico Beach, FL
32410. tfc 12/5
LOOKING for mature individual to as-
sist Regional Vice President of Primer-
ica Financial Services. Take charge
and manage a portion of our multi-
faceted business. We offer high com-
mission income potential, flexible
hours, many other pluses. Could start
part time. For interview, call today.
648-8565. tfc 12/5
TEXAS oil company urgently needs
dependable person in PORT ST. JOE
area. Regardless of training, write W.
L. Hopkins. TRC Dept W-32456, Box
711, Ft Worth. TX 76101-0711.
3te 11/21
Marquis Home Health. We 'are in
search of an RN case/manager. This
position offers competitive pay, bene-
fits, drug free workplace, and E.O.E.,
For details contact Nancy Howze at
229-6566. .; Itp 12/.5

SThe Gulf County School Board is ac-
cepting applications for Secretary IIl
(one position). This is a ten (10)
month position. 207 day. 7 hour per
day position. Beginning salary is ap-
proximately 10.829; with 5 years of
appropriate verifiable experience, ap-
proximately $11,954 per contract
year. A job description and applica-
tion form are available from the Dis-
trict OBce or Port St. Joe Elementary
School. The application form is to be
sent to Mr. Gerald Lewter. Principal,
Port St. Joe Elementary School, 2201
Long Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Ap-
plication deadline is Dec. 12. 1996 at
2:30 P.M., E.T. The Gulf county
School Board is an equal opportunity
employer. 2t 12/5


MISC. FOR SALE


14 kt. twisted bangle bracelet, never
.worn paid $200, sell $100. Also 14 kt
heart shaped ruby ring. w/17 mar-.
uise-cut stones, size 8, worn once,
.150. 227-20!,14. : Itp 12/5
Set of 4 Bridgestone tires "Desert
Dueller", on Toyota 15" rims. P-225-
75-$15, $125,. 229-8536. Itc 12/5
Matching refrigerator and electric;
stove, 1 year old. $400 and electric
Sbed. $150. Also a year old. Must.sell.
Call 229-6446. Itp 12/5
30" free-standing Whirlpool electric
range like new. Color white $200.
Call 229-6971 after 6 p.m. MWF and
8 p.m. T & Th. Any time or weekend.
S' ltp 12/5
Sega Genesis w/2 controllers. 2
games. Great condition. $45. 229-
8354. Itp 12/5
Winchester 270 XTR. feather weight.
3x9 Leopold. bipod sling. $800 flrm.
Call 648-8827 or 648-8110. Itc 12/5
Whirlpool Princess Series 16.3 cu. fL
refrigerator. Frost-free, white. $150
obo. 227-2192. Itp 12/5
Two microwaves and lots of miscella-
neous items. Call 647-3371. etc 12/5
Electric washer & dryer set. twin cap-
tain's bed w/drawers. 2" Homelite
trash; 2" Homellte jet pump. Make of-
fer 227-7388. 2tc 12/2
GIANT SALE ON USED RESTAU-
RANT EQUIPMENT. Hood system w/
tank, convection oven, fancy oak sal-
ad bar, stainless steel tables, etc.
639-3755. ask for Howie. 4tc 11/21


LOOK carpentry, window re-
placements, screen/glass rooms -
siding, you name iti Expert work
and nothing less at rock bottom pric-
es. Be glad to show you what I've
done 647-3300. THE HOUSE DOC-
TORS. tfc 12/5


THE CLEANING SERVICE
Rentals, Residential,
Commercial. New Construction
Quality, Dependablllty, References
Call Unda MacLeod
227.3730 tp2/
2p fo12/,9

No payment no interest
until April 1997
ST. JOE RENT-ALL
706 Ist St. 227-2112
White Snapper Stih Echo
Outdoor Power Products


287 Plantation Drive $109,900
,- .1



HANNON
3 Bedrooms 2 haths Land : 1 2 a-e REALTY IC
SPECiAL FEATURES Contermpcor.rv home in pr-ug.icU n eigh- 1
borhood onli 3 T. .Old Top ot me hLIe ppli.riei ciusrionrl gi- PORT ST. JOE
iug. prvaie master sune hear pump altachcd 2 car garage lre 227 14 50
place and many exuai' Prnice includes reilng Irzerr ir.-lh c m-
pa.cior %as oien bhlr.ln mnriroi..'.e rtnge 'pp %,aier otiiten-r
.l; lrm blird; cEiing iani


1A'


FREE KITTENS, 117 Abalone St.,
Beacon Hill. Call 647-8596.
KITTENS, 7 weeks old. very cute, one
male, 2 females. 647-3281. Itc 12/5
FREE: 2 beautiful female puppies.
'Mother German Shepherd, father
Spitz. Available to loving homes only.
call 227-3409.
Chihuahua puppies for sale, $200
each. Call 648-5306. tfc 12/5
UKC rat terrier Pups. $165. 648-
5306. tfc 12/5
DOG GROOMING PLUS, 227-3611.
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
tfe 12/5
PET & PROPERTY TENDERS. In
your home pet sitting by Joey and
Mare Romanelli. 229-1065. tfc 12/5


00GO CARTS
100% Financing Available
BARFIELD'S
229-2727


Poinsettias,
$3.49 and up
BARFIELD'S
229-2727






"I", Everette Ray
Maiden, Jr., as of Dec.
2nd, 1996 WILL NOT be
held responsible for
ANYONE'S debts other
than my own.
3tp 12/5


3 leJS


Wewa. one bdrm., one ba. trailer w/
large screened. porch, carport, nice
large corner lot near public boat land-
ing. $27.000. 639-5920. tfc 12/5
Bay front home, executive 3 bedroom,
2 bath, fully furnished, immaculate.
227-7506. tfc 12/5
Lot for sale: Howard Creek, one acre,
septic tank and deep well. $11,000.
827-2990.- tfc 12/5
Lot on Court St. $500 down. $225
month. Owner finance. $17.900. 648-
5328. tfc 12/5
221 Court St.. mobile home pretty lot.
$33,000. 648-5328. tfc 12/5
301 Woodward Ave., cleared lot,
,zoned commercial and light industri-
al. 227-3313 days. 648-4088 after 5,
tfc 12/5
Want to Buy: house in Port St Joe
area that needs a little work. Call Pat
227-3511. If interested in selling.
tfc 12/5


SBrick house, 3 bdrm., 1 ba. living
room with fireplace, din., kit; utility
rm, cen. heat and air, corner:lot, 115,
SSailf.ih St.. Hihland View. 227-1604.


House for Sale by Owner: Gulfaire By appointment only. tfc 12/5
Subd., Port St. Joe Beaches, less than
I year old. 3 bdrm., 2 ba. 1835 sq. ft. By Owner: 2 bedrooms. 2 bath. loft. 3
heat/cooled, garage 462 sq. ft. fin- decks, pool/hot tub available. 108
Ished & insulated, covered patio, 370 Boardwalk Ave.. Cape San Bias. 647-
sq. ft. liv. rm. ram. rm., Ig. kitchen .3828. tfc 12/5,
gas fireplace, all new appliances,
washer dryer room, new sprinkler 1 /2 acre lots. 5 miles n. of Overstreet
system with pump Ceiling fans/ Bridgeat Creekview Subd.. with sep-
blinds throughout/ $S33.000.00. N. cBr-tandge at Cr-&- well. Subd2.5000- down sep-
brokers please. John or Maureen $132.16 mo. Call George. 229-6031.
Dowd 647-8023. 2tp 12/5


3 bdrm., 2 ba., 60x24 Modular Home, great location, 189 Barba-
ra Dr. Cen. air, heat pump, garden tub, ceiling fans, stove & re-
frig., well insulated roof over system, vinyl siding, skirting,
fenced yd., city water & deep well. 12x24' block storage bldg.,
satellite dish & TV antenna. Asking $48,000. Days 227-1342,
evenings and weekends, 874-2497. 4tc 11/14


175 Charles Avenue $64,900


hIANNON



3 bedrooms. 2 b3Lh,. Land- l( 1:165 REALTY INC.
SPECIAL FEATURES: Lovely bnck home on andsciped lot in quiet nigh- PORT ST. JOE
borhood. Plush crpeting.quilitr ceding f.ns, nrnrdished wood kitchen cab- 2 2 7
ine., Ig. master bedroom w,'privale blh. Buy this home for as low as 227
S3o0.00/.monl hl Pnce includes: range/'oen, celmg ihn, satellite du-h and
rcen er, eret, drapes and blnds.


2009 Marvin Ave. $121,500


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REALTY INC.
3 Bedrooms 2 baths.Land: 75x15 l
SPECaAL FEATURES Step-doovn l.: rm. w/bnck firepice, custom birth cb- JOE
mets in litchen. cusom pleated shades S blinds, ceramic ile loyer, 1g. pnmate 227-145
maser bhuh & bdrm. wtFrendi doors to deck 'pno. Li e bad vard lh 1 I J
wooden pnacy l'ence and custom 2.-lory plav fort. Prince includeE.
range/oven, rlnge hood, d.a.. disp. carpet. blandishades, ceiling fans.



S Fantasy Properties, Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 F
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478
NEW LISTINGS:.
Gulf Aire Subd., 319 Beacon Rd. Nice 2 bd., 2 ba. home in
excellent neighborhood. Features include a large liv. rm/din. rm.
combination, fireplace, lots of decking with fenced back yard.
Appliances include electric range, refrig.; dishwasher, and dispos-
al. Lot size, 75'x125'. Tennis court &.pool privileges. $119,900.
Cape San Bias, Barrier Dunes. 108 Boardwalk Ave.
Beautiful home. in exclusive subd. 2 bdrm., 2 ba., loft room, fire-
place, window treatments, screened porch with lots of decking
affording a view of the gulf. 2 storage rooms, new carpet, strove,
refrig., dishwasher, microwave, dishes, pots & pans. Pool and hot
tub privileges. Dedicated beach access. $130,000.
Mexico Beach.. Hwy. 98 -- 50' commercial -'residential lot.
$100,000.
Sea Shores Subd., Lot 44, Block A, nice lot in nice neighbor-
hood, located on cul de sac: $22,500.
PRICE REDUCTION.
Overstreet 263 Forest St. 2 bdrm., 1 ba. 1987 mobile home
eon 163'x330' lot with storage shed, fish pond, possible owner
financing. Slashed to $19,900.
JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor
Kf__________


'For Sale by Owner: 3 bdrm., 3 full
baths, 28x70' mobile home, Ig. deck,
.1/2 acre land with 12x24 metal out-
building, asking $50,000 for informa-
:tion. Call 639-2122 or drive by 152
.Donna's Place in Wewa. ; 4c 12/5
3 bdrm. house at Beacon Hill. Recent-
ly remodeled, cen. h/a, screened
porch, large lot, 2 blocks from beach,
Inew carpet & \in\l throughout. 904-
592-5071. 9tp 12/5
4 bdrm., 2 ba. home, 909 20th St.,
75x180' fenced yard, new carpet, new
roof, 15x30 above ground pool, patio
deck, 12x12 frame, utility shed,
1$82,500. 616-729-4203 days, 616-
432-3066 -evenings, or Todd Realty,
227-1501. tfc 11/28
Approximately 1 acre located on
Creekview Dr., Stonemill Creek, We-
wahitchka, FL. For further informa-
tion call 227-1416, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.
est L, 2tc,11/28
3 bdrm., 2 bath, living rm., den, din-
ing, kitchen oak cabinets, stove, d.w.,
cen. h/a, pool, deck, screened,.porch.
522 9th St., PSJ, 227-1708 after 4.
Sp.m.,. tfc 12/5
'1 0 acres for sale off Hwy. 71. S.,
Woodmere Rd.. asking $24,500: Cen-
tury 21 Ryan Realty. 1-800-238-
7926. ask for Doreen.. 3tc 11/21


Tom Todd
Realty, ii


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2.73 acres for sale at Sunshine
Farms, comer lot, $15,000 negotia-
ble. 827-2379. tfc 11/9
For sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'x16' with gar-
den tub, sunken den w/fireplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
until. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. tfc 12/5

LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call,
229-6961. tfc 12/5


House for Sale by Owner -
108 Westcott Circle -
$59,900
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 arid breakfast bar, Ig.
pantry. Good storage, Ig. lot.
Great neighborhood, wonderful
neighbors. Call 229-6827 after
5:00 p.m. tfc 12/5


SALES BEACH RENTALS
S CAPE SAN BLAS .INDIAN PASS
MEXICO BEACH ST. JOE BEACH
PORT ST. JOE

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GULF FRONT CAPE SAN BLAS. Lovely 2 bd./3
ba. home "ON THE BEACH" Lg. sunken great room
has FP. Full kit, dining area & MBR/BA on 1st floor.
Bdrm. & ba. plus Ig. loft on 2nd floor. Enclosed
garage w/laundry area & full ba. on ground level.
Cable TV/VCR. Ceiling fan. Home being sold fur-
S nished. Storybook sunsets! Fantastic view ofgulf.
Great rental potential for the. investor. Priced at
$249,500. -
SjNQTE' This~home.is also 'FOR BENT'. Call 800
876-2611 fornmore irifo. on the 'GREEN HOUSE".
V '


GULF VIEW NEWI This is a lovely 2 BR/2BA
gull view home that has deeded access to the ? 'kW-- _.tc'SI
beach. Some furnishings including kitchen appli- -
ances will stay in unit. Has good rental potential --
for an investor. Low maintenance vinyl siding .
Concrete parking.


'A- GULF ACCESS at CAPE SAN BLAB. THE
BOARDWALK. 2 BR/2 BA. Deeded access to
the gulf and association POOL. Completely fur-
nishedl Has rental potential for investor. View of
B gulf & bay from upper deck. Price $118,000.


PORT ST. JOE, 909 20th St. Well maintained 4
BR/2 BAhome in an area of families and church-
es ... a quiet area. Has insulated windows, wall-
paper aid'new carpet in 95. Lot is approximately
75'x180'. Cen. air/ceri. gas heat Also has an
above ground pool. Call for more info. Price
$82,500. ,


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GULF FRONT AT INDIAN
PASS (MONEY BAYOU)
Large secluded tract (house
on one side, bayou 'on the
other). Beautiful view of the
gulf and bayou plus loads of
vegetation. Lovely building
site for an investment proper-
ty or for full time residence.
OWNER FINANCING W/25%
down Priced at $250,000.


GULF FRONT CAPE SAN BLAS. 3+ beautiful wooded acres. Dunes and lots of
vegetation. 100' wide x 1400' deep. Excellent site for home or opportunity to build mul-
tiple units. Priced at ONLY $125,000.0011

INDIAN PASS Hwy. C-30B at Neptune St. Numerous beautifully wooded lots avail-
able. All lots have gulf and beach access. Great building sites for your future homes.
Prices start at only $19,500.

BAY FRONT CAPE SAN BLAS HEAD OFTHE BAY. Take advantage of the oppor-
tunity to own one of these unique bay front properties. Lots of trees andvegetation.
Three parcels available. One parcel; is approximately 12 acres. Owner will divide and
finance with 15% down.


BAY FRONT AT SIMMONS BAYOU. Great
investor potential. Has small boat launch-
ing area. Current owner generates some
revenue from boat launching fees, howev-
er, facility could be expanded and/or
improved to increase potential income.
Total land is slightly over one acre.
Currently has two older homes (one CB
with 2 br/2.5 ba. The other is wood frame
and has 2 br/1 ba.). Both are being lived in.
Price $295,000.00.


Tom Todd Realty, Inc.
HC 1 Box 150, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 S ALTO

800-876-2611 or 904-227-1501
Thomas M. Todd, Licensed Real Estate Broker


1/2 acre lot with septic tank. Over-
street Road. Owner financing. 227-
2020, ask for Billy. tfe 12/5





Leather golf bag and wood bedroom
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2 Bedrooms, 1 bath. Land: + 1/4 acre
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PAGE SB THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 1996


Buying


Gift


Plants

Usually Better
Plants Will
Cost You More
Christmas shopping can be
quite a challenge to your brain, as
well as your budget n addition to
the consideration of cost, there's
; ) ,. '* .


always that old question of what
to give. For some of those on your
list, plants might offer a nice solu-
tion. A healthy, vigorous plant
usually is a welcome addition for
either home or landscape. But,.
before you rush to your favorite
nursery, you should consider
what to look for, and what to
avoid in plant selection.
Whether you're shopping for a
gift plant for a friend, or for an
addition to your own collection,
you should choose your purchase
carefully. Plants come in a wide
range of grades, conditions, and
standards, and it's sometimes
hard to tell which ones have the
best chance for survival.
Usually, better plants will
cost you more money. But, this
isn't a hard and fast rule. When
nurseries have sales, that offer
top quality plants at bargain
prices, the important thing is to


Gulf County
Extension Service


be able to tell what quality is. My
Information on plant selection,
Swas provided by Extension
Horticulture Specialist Dr. Robert
Black.
If you visit a nursery which
tags plants according to the stan-
dards of the Florida Division of
Plant Industry, you'll have a
much easier time deciding on
quality. 'A "Florida Fancy" is an
extremely healthy, vigorous plant
well shaped with good strong
branches and dense foliage. A
"Florida Number One" is a
healthy, vigorous plant with a
good shape and a good supply of
leaves, All other plants are labeled
"number three". While these are
the cheapest plants, they also
have the poorest chance of sur-
vival.
If your nursery doesn't classi-
fy plants this way, or if you buy
,gift plants from a supermarket,


discount store, or similar outlet,
you'll need to be able to identify
vigorous, healthy plants on your
own.
Look for compact, rather than
spindly plants. An abundance of
foliage is usually a good sign. A
spindly plant without a good sup-
ply of leaves may be the victim of
various leaf spot diseases or
insect problems which have
caused leaves to fall. Make sure
the leaves have a good uniform.
color. Check tips of leaves for
brown or yellow discoloration.
Inspect the trunk and branches to
see that they are Well-formed,
without cracks, peels or scars.
Carefully examine each plant.
for any signs of insect or disease
problems. Some things to look for
are speckling on the leaves, which
indicate spider mite injury;. .
curled or distorted leaves, caused


"The Best

Way TO Be Is

Drug Free"

Duren's Pggly Wiggly recently
sponsored a contest among
fourth, fifth, and sixth graders at
Port St. Joe Elementary School.
The contest goal was to search for
the best idea for a bumper sticker
that discourages the use of illegal
drugs. Prizes of $50. $25, and $15
were given to the winners.
In the accompanying photo
(from. left to right), George Duren
is shown congratulating winners,
Julia Comforter, third place (Say
No To Drugs, Say Yes To Life");
Rachel Sweazy, first place ("The
Best Way To Be Is Drug Free");
and Stephen Tarantino, secorid
place (I May Do Doopey Things,
But I Don't Do Dope"). Principal
Gerald Lewter (right) was proud to
witness the awarding of the prize
Smonies.'


First Union Honored For Commitment To State's Education


First Union National Bank (
Florida was honored for its 6oul
standing contribution to educa
tion in the state. It has been
selected for the first "Excellenc
in Education" Award presented b
the bank's corporate office. Th


)f awaid was part of the First Union.
t- Spirit of Excellence Awards pre-.
sented at the bank's 1996 Senior
n Leadership Conference.
e An example of the program
y that the bank initiated is the
e "Kids Count" program. It's a way


"Special Bulletin"
Brett Parker was dropped as Miami's #1 Fan.
He was seen in Tallahassee buying a FSU Nike Cap,
and Doing the Seminole Chop.
Way to Go, Brett






Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
S15th Street, Mexico Beach
Saturday, December 7th, 6:00 P.M., CST
$4.00 Per Person
Everyone Is Welcome!


3' 2


JALAL K. SIDANI, DPM

PODIATRIST
SStarting December 5th, 1996
Dr. Sidani will begin seeing patients in need of
Foot Care at Gulf Pines Medical Center
at 102 20th Street, Port St. Joe
Podiatric Medicine & Surgery
Sports Medicine
Heel Pain & Ankle Sprains
Ingrown Toenails
Diabetic Foot Care
Bunions & Hammer Toes
To Make Appointmentsfor December 5th
please call 904-229-8979
Medicare, Medicaid & Most Insurances Accepted
S Blue Cross/Blue Shield


for local First Union markets to
promote parental involvement in
education. Nearly 2,000 First
Union employees donated about.
65,000 hours to programs like
Tutoring arid education reform
efforts.
First Union's Excellence in
Education program is a matter of
policy. Employees are encouraged

Biggs Receives
National Honor
Wayne S. Biggs, of Turkey
Haven Mountain, has received a
certificate from the National Rifle
Association. It reads: "Be it
known to all here present that
upon this date, the first day of
October, nineteen hundred nine-
ty-six, Wayne S. Biggs is hereby
nominated to the NRA Legion of
Honor attesting to dedicated,
unselfish, and patriotic service to
the National Rifle Association of
America in the defense of freedom
and the Constitution of the
United States."
The certificate is signed by
Wayne LaPlerre, Marion Hammer,
Neal Knox, Albert C. Ross, Tanya
K. Metska. Honorable James
McClure, and Honorable Harold
Volkmer, United States House of
RepresentaUves.
Biggs served his country dur-
ing the Korean War, and is a
member of the American Legion.
A lifetime member of the NRA.
Biggs has won numerous awards :;
for his shooting ability. A former
gunsmith. Blggs also served as an
NRA qualified police firearms
instructor.
In addition, he has volun-
teered hundreds of hours teach-
ing men, women, and children of .,,
Gulf County how to shoot safely.
while a resident here with his
wife, Margaret.

Who To Call. *,
If you have a prepaid contract.
with a health studio or gym and
the facility goes out of business,
call the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services at 1-800-HELPFLA (1-
800-435-7352) for an explanation.
of your rights. A brochure on
health studios and other con-
sumer information can also be
obtained by calling that number.


to dedicate up to four hours, each
month, with pay, to participate in '
school activities, either in a
parental or mentor capacity.
The Jacksonville-based First
Union National Bank of Florida is
a principal subsidiary of First
Union Corporation, the nation's
sixth largest bank holding compa-
ny. with offices serving more than
12 million customers from
Connecticut to Florida.


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by aphid injury; and small
bumps on stems and underside of
leaves, resulting from a scale
attack. Common disease prob-
lems often show up in yellow or
brown leaves, rotting stems, and
brown roots. Check the soil to
make sure it has good color, and
hasn't been too heavily compact-
ed. Pick each plant Up and make
sure that roots aren't growing out
of the bottom of the pot.
Some other considerations
involve where a gift plant will
eventually be grown. If the plant
is to be kept indoors, you should
determine whether it 'requires
special lighting. If the plant is to
be grown outdoors, 'you must
determine whether it's adaptable
to the climactic conditions of its
eventual planting site. Your nurs-
eryman should be able. to help
you in making such decisions.


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