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FIFTY-NINTH YEAR, NUMBER 15
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 -THURSDAY, DEC. 12,1996
Santa Coming to Gulf County Saturday
Activities Begin in the Morning and Continue All Day; Parades Start at 5:00 p.m.
Both Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka will feature Christmas
parades this Saturday, with the Port St. Joe parade kicking off
at 5:00 p.m. est. while the Wewahitchka festivities will begin
at 5:00 p.m., central time.
Both events will feature a host of floats and other en-
tries, and both will feature a visit from old Santa Claus,
In Port St. Joe, Santa is scheduled to arrive via helicopter
Saturday morning at 12:00, next to the City Hall. He will
spend the day visiting with kids, having his picture taken with
them and talking with the kids, finding out what they want for
Christmas. Photos can be taken with Santa from 12:30 to
The day will include an arts and crafts festival held in
Frank, Pate Park. Approximately 25-30 arts and crafts booths
-are cb&edile'd to be 6h-iialfiTorffie ee-vfnt.Th-e booths wil ini-
clude several food booths.
Activities will be provided for the kids including sand dol-
lar Christmas ornament making from 10:0 to 1:00. ginger-
bread houses, train rides, miniature horse rides and other en-
tertainment provided throughout the day.
A 5K Reindeer Run and a one mile fun run will kick off
the day at 10:00 a.m., with registration beginning at 9:00
a.m., at the Frank Pate Park.
SThe parade will get under way at 5:00 p.m., and will fea-
fure approximately 18 floats which have reserved an entry
spot in the line-up according to Tonya Mixon, parade chair-
After the parade, Mayor Frank Pate will officially turn on
the Christmas tree lights in a short ceremony held beside City
Wewahitchka will also have a day-long event, beginning
with its annual festival, to be held adjacent to the old court-
house. Festivities are scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m., cst.
Kids will be invited to hang ornaments on the Christmas
tree along with other activities. A toy walk, miniature horse
rides and moon -walk will be available for their enjoyment.
Santa will also be at the festival site, making his list in per-
Food booths will be available~ from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m.
The giant parade wTll kick'oIaf~f':00, featuflrig dozens of
colorful entries, with old Santa Claus riding along the parade
route In person.
PARADE OF LIGHTS
The Wewahitchka Chamber of Commerce will be sponsor-
ing their annual county-wide Parade of Lights. Homes
throughout the county will be judged to determine which ones
have the best decorations during the week end of December
20. An entry form may be found on page 5A of this issue of
First place will receive $100, second $50 and third $25.
School Board Faces Possible Litigation
Following Death of Ricky Collins, Jr.
Resulting From Accident On School Property Last September
Gulf C. I.
Gulf Correctional Institution's
new superintendent, Henry
Alford, was transferred to'the
north Gulf County prison in
October. He previously served as
Superintendent at Washington
Alford was born and reared in
north Walton County and has
served in the Florida Department
of Corrections for 18 years. He
has worked at a number of facili-
ties including Okaloosa Correc-
tional Institution, Pensacola
Community Correctional Center,
Holmes Correctional Institution
and then from Marion Correc-
tional Institution he was appoint-
ed as Superintendent of the
One of his upcoming projects,
Supt. Alford will be meeting with
the Wewahitchka City Council to
discuss the building of a new city
(See ALFORD on Page 3)
The Gulf County School
Board received official notification
from the attorneys of Mr. and
Mrs. Ricky Collins the first of this
week, asking for dialogue to begin
in the death of their son. Ricky
Collins, Jr., on school property.
The younger Collins died as
the result of being struck by a
pick-up truck on Wednesday.
September 18 of this year on
school property. According to the
accident report made on the
scene, young Collins stepped out
between two parked cars, into the
path of the pick-up, which struck
He died'about a week later of
Injuries suffered from the acci-
Collins' attorneys wrote the
Gulf County Commission a letter,
sending -copies: to the Insuiance"
Commissioner of Florida, the Gulf
County School Board and Mr.
and Mrs. Ricky Collins. The law
firm Vf Pittman, Manuel, Thomp-
son and Perry of Panama City is,
representing the Collins.
SThe letter, written on Novem-
ber 25; has one main paragraph,
"I represent Mr. and Mrs.
Ricky Collins for the death of
their .son, Ricky Collins, Jr.,
which occurred on Wednesday,
September 18, 1996, on Alligator
Alley approximately 350 feet
south of its intersection with East
River Road, in Wewahitchka,
Florida. Although Gulf County
School Board does not insure
against students being injured,
they are certainly entrusted with
the care of the students and have
a legal'duty to properly supervise
student activity. This does not
end when the bell rings. There
were no traffic control devices or
crosswalks on Alligator Alley, nor
was there any method to ensure
that students were safely allowed
to exit the property in question.
The School Board was negligent
in its duty to adequately supef-
vise students under Its control."
The letter was signed by R.
Waylon Thompson, a partner in
the law firm.
This letter is the only commu-
nication, so far, In the matter.
The School Board has not decid-
ed how to answer the letter as
yet. Temple Watson. executive as-
sistant. told The Star yesterday
that. "We certainly empathize
.with the Collins family's loss, but
we have not yet started to exam-
ine what the extent of any negli-
gence we might have in the mat-
Meanwhile, the County Com-
mission, which was the addressee
on the registered letter, has noti-
fied their insurance carrier of the
possibility of a suit being filed
naming the board as a party in
any claim for damages.
Work crews with' Ferguson
'Harbour Company will begin work
to clear several of the giant oil
tanks from the old Hess Oil prop-
erty this week to make way for the
construction of a 160 slip marina
by the city.
In all, five tanks will be
demolished by the company and
another six tanks cleaned of oil
residue that remains from past
usage. Ferguson Harbour
Company was awarded the con-
tract to do the tank salvage and
cleaning work after submitting a
low bid of approximately $50,000.
Permits for the actual con-
struction of the marina are cur-
rently under consideration by the
Department of Environmental
Hear Report Recommending Full-Time
EMT Be Hired'For Wewahitchka Area
; i, ..
Ambulance Committee Report
During a recent meeting of
the board, a committee consisting
of Gulf County Ambulance
Director Shane McGuffn,' Chief
Administrator Don 'Butler, and
Wewahitchka residents :Gene .
Hanlon, Elaine Adklnson, and
Houston Whitfield, was named to
bring back some suggestions to
the board on what could be done
to improve the response time of
the all volunteer service.
McGuffin and Butler reported
to the board that the committee
felt most of the problems occur
during r.inormal daytime working,
hours when most of the service's
volunteers are at their jobs.
S Their suggested solution to
the problem was to staff a Basic
Life Support Service during the.
daytime; and rely on the existing
volunteers to man the squad after
work hours and provide backup.
Several options were' proposed to
the commission with anestimated
expense to the county of some-.
where between $20,000 and
$40,000 dollars per year.
Commission chairman Na-
Santa waves from his float to the crowds in
Wewahitchka's parade last year.
Than Peters. Jr. suggested to the
board that a workshop session be
scheduled to evaluate the propos-
als from the committee and deter-
mine what the county is financial-
ly able to do at this time.
Baker Act Expense
Gulf County Clerk Benny
Lister presented the board with a
bill for $5,682.50 from Life
Management Center as the coun-
ty's portion of Baker Act billing'for
October 1996. Lister said this was
the first bill of the new fiscal year
and is over half of the $10,000
budgeted by the board to fund
The board has been raising
their eyebrows at the past several
bills received for Baker Act
expense increases. Administrator
Butler, County Attorney Tim
McFarland. and Commissioner
Yeager met with Gulf County
Guidance .Clinic Director Ned
Ales to discuss the Increase in
They reported to the board
they discussed several area coun-
ties which were under a contrac-
tual agreement with Life
Management Center with a cap
placed on their maximum
expense for Baker Act.
Commissioner Yeager told the
board that he had contacted LMC
and te hadoffered to work with
Sa cap o 15.000 ma6iimuiji paiy-
ment for the current fiscal year.
The board decided to amend the
budget from $10,000 to $15,000
and accept the LMC offer.
Dog Hunting Workshop
John Garner approached the
board concerning a letter from the
Florida Game and Fresh Water
:Fish Commission that he under-
stood was suggesting ending dog
hunting in the state.
The board offered to contact
FGFWFC and see if a workshop
meeting could be set up between
them, the board, and local
hunters to discuss the issue. The
public will be':notifled if such a
meeting can be arranged.
In Other Business
Commissioner Tommy Knox
'told" the board the Beach Water
System renovations would be
brought on line between 4:00 and
8:00 on Thursday, December 12.
*Decided to advertise for bids
to furnish sand fencing and fence
posts for more beach restoration
projects as recommended by Solid
Waste Director Joe Danford.
*Discussed a workshop meet-
ing concerning a joint.venture
between the county and the cities
of Wewahitchka and Port St Joe
(See PAVING on Page 3)
Float shows Christmas .pirit as it parades down Reid
Avenue in last year's Port Sf. Joe parade.
Gulf County Commissioners
swallowed the bullet during
Tuesday night's regularly sched-
uled meeting, and decided to pro-
ceed with the resurfacing of 3.5
miles of County Road C-30-E.
Commissioner Warren Yeager
asked the board to take $299,000
of secondary road and bridge
funds and tack it to the current
road'paving bond work to finance
the resurfacing project. Yeager
explained that the paving work
was attached to the original $3
million bond issue but was
removed when Gulf County
received assurances from the
Florida Department of Transpor-
tation they would take over the
He reminded the board that
Chief Administrator Don Butler
and himself had met with FDOT
several times concerning the state
taking over the road, and -had
received a commitment from them
to do just that But, In a letter the
board received from FDOT
District Secretary H. E. Prescott,
DOT concluded that the transfer
was not feasible. FDOT did
remain committed to repair
Hurricane Opal damage to C-30-E
at the Stumphole.
According to Yeager, the
$299,000 should fund resurfac-
ing from the Intersection of C-30
rid"C( T-' 'o" fibtriewhered' Just
beyond Pic's Store on St. Joseph
Peninsula. The board voted 4-1 to
proceed with the work.
Commissioner Tommy Knox cast
the only dissenting vote.
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 1996
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It's Looking More Like
THE MERCHANT'S ANNUAL Christmas parade is scheduled
for Saturday afternoon at 5:00 in downtown Port St. Joe. It has
been an event causing high expectations for many years and it
It's hard to believe, what with the Christmas parade being an
almost universal happening in every town, city and village in
these parts, but Port St. Joe initiated'the Christmas parade
many years ago. It was the first small city in the Panhandle to
have one. It was almost the first city of any size to have a Christ-
mas parade. period..
Now almost every incorporated city has its parade. It's just a
part of the Christmas season.
THE PARADE WAS held the first Saturday evening in De-
cember, with every organization in the City joining in with a float
entry. Now, although the parade has taken on a new time, a new
facade, it is still sponsored by the Merchants' Association. The
make-up of the organization has changed with the times; there
is competition with tihe event from all over, but the Merchants'
Association is still hanging in there, presenting their parade, as
The people of Port St. Joe have been just as loyal as the mer;
chants in viewing this special activity. It has always been an at-
tractive event which drew huge, appreciative audiences. There
has always been keen competition for the float prizes.
THE PARADE THIS YEAR will be no less faithful to provide
a true Christmas atmosphere, produced by Port St. Joe people
for all who will come and view the presentation.
This year, ,the Wewahltchka parade will follow the Port St. *
Joe offering by one hour, on the clock. People of Gulf County will
have the opportunity to view both parades, put on by strictly
home-town folks for your entertainment here at the Christmas
One parade Is at twilight while another is presented after
dark. You can have the excitement of both showings at no
charge. Just come and enjoy! You'll be glad you did!
SOME NEW FACES HAVE taken over with the County Com-
mission. Not a majority, but a large minority; large enough to
bear an important influence over decisions made by that govern-
ing body. It can either be a contentious group, getting very little
of a positive nature accomplished, or it can be an agreeable
group that talks out its differences, thus accomplishing many
good things for the people of the county.
We would sincerely hope it will be the latter.
We have had County Commission groups at each other's
throat in the past and we have had five members on the board
who wished to talk matters out and reach an agreement---both
kinds. We can honestly report that we prefer the cooperative
SWE'RE NOT POINTING an accusing finger at any member or
possible clique; not at this early stage of their tenure. It's just
that the board has had a history of producing a contentious
group every now and then and we don't think people will take
kindly to having another. The contentious groups tend not to get
anything positive accomplished. That's -the nature of such
We have the potential for having a very good County Com-
mission, provided the members all get off on the right foot. and
consider, at least for discussion, matters brought up by each
IT SEEMS TO BE THE natural desire to make one's mark
when first taking over this position of considerable responsibili-
ty. or establishing the pecking order, in the case of veteran com-
missioners. But, just remember, you are all there for the same
purpose-to serve the people of the county. The more adept you
are at doing your job, the longer you will stay.
Of course, the name of the political game is to satisfy the
people so you will remain on the job.
We feel you intend to satisfy your constituents, which is all
one can ask of you. You have the responsibility of managing a
considerable amount of taxpayer money over the next four years.
That money is precious to county taxpayers. Manage it well.
Spend it wisely. Don't get greedy with it -nor waste it. That's
probably the most important of the several tasks before you for
the next four years and on into the future.
I Hunker Down with Kes byKeseyColbert
Christmas Comes Early
in 1964. or possibly '65, as a
high school senior I was invited to
attend a National Youth Leader-.
ship Council in Nashville, Ten-.
nessee. I don't know how or why I
was selected for this conference: I
don't remember one thing about
the 130 mile trip to Nashville.
who spoke or what was said or if
we had dinner with this meeting.
I only remember one thing about
the, whole affair-right after the
business part, the head guy stood
up and said, "We thought ya'll
night like some entertainment
this evening. We've asked a good
friend to come over ......
S Sonny James walks In. SON-
NY JAMES! I couldn't believe it.
No prior announcement. No fan-
fare, no rip roaring, glitzy, show
biz. razzle dazzle, big star intro-
duction. Not even a "Heerreee's
.Mr. James, almost shyly I
thought for a big country music
singing star, eased up to the front
of the rather small room.
strummed a couple of licks on
what to the best of my recollec-
tion was an old Martin guitar,
grinned, and cut down, on "You're
the Only World I Know."
: People. there's 25 or so eight-
een year old geeks gathered up in
this little hotel conference room
and Sonny James sung his heart
out. He didn't scrimp on any
song, on any note, on any "run'-
you'd a' thought he was playing
for a packed house at Carnegie
Hall or a sold out Astrodome.
After the concert everyone
crowded around as Mr. James
. "packed away" that beautiful gui-
tar. He was so friendly, answering
every question-signing every au-
tograph request. I was barely sev-
enteen and didn't know my elbow
from a hot rock, but I figured out
in about two seconds that they
didn't call this guy the Southern
Gentleman for nothing! You
wouldn't believe how nice and
how thoughtful he was with each
person, with each question!
I wanted to tell him that
when I kissed Millicent Black-
bur out on her grandmother's
front porch in the summer of
1958 "First Date. First Kiss. First
Love" was jumping from that big
stand up Zenith in the living
I wanted to tell him that
when Charlotte Melton picked me
out of the ninth grade gym class
and declared we would be togeth-
er forever "our song" was -Young
I wanted to tell him why I had
my hair "combed back" and if I
hadn't a' had to dress up tonight
I'd be wearing my black shirt .
I didn't say a word. I tried.
but I couldn't get anything out. 1
was the only National Youth
Leadership Council person in the
whole world who didn't get his
autograph that night. I wanted to.
I Just couldn't ....... folks, it
was Sonny James standing right,
in front of me!
I've spent the last 32 years
wishing I'd a' been a little bolder.
I've also wondered a time or two if
anyone could really be that nice.
Maybe we just caught him on a
On December 2. 1996 I
stopped In Gainesvllle for a late
lunch. Before the waiter could get
back with my chicken and dump-
lings, Sonny James and his wife
eased in and sat down at the next
table. I nodded a quick hello. Hey
listen, that was more than I'd
managed back In '641 I tried like
the dickens not to stare while he
ate his turnip greens and pinto
'Course. I was busting to lean
over and say. "Mr. Loden. do you
remember singing for the Nation-
al Youth Leadership Council a
few years back."
I wanted to tell him he saved
me from the Beatles and that
whole music invasion of the 60's.
I wanted to tell him Cathy.
and I had pledged our love like
Running Bear and Little White
Dove ..... 'cept she was going
to dive in the raging river first.
I wanted to tell him that rd
been around the block since '64-
I'd met a couple of music stars.
(See KESLEY on Page 3)
.. Peace at Christmas
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I'm Going To Get My Christmas Shopping Done Early This Year
I'VE GOT TO GET my Christ-
mas shopping done before the
last minute this year. and I'm go-
ing to do it if it hare-lips the devil!
Every vear. I wait until a day
or two before Christmas to get my
gift-buying accomplished, but not
this year. Christmas falls on
Wednesday this year; the worse
possible day it could fall on so far
as weekly newspapers are con-
cerned. That means we will have
to print on Monday of that week
in order to get the paper out and
give the staff some time off for
I don't think the postal sys-.
tem will operate on Christmas
day, in order to get our mail sub-
scribers their paper. Neither are
our news-stand subscribers going
to take time out from their Christ-`
mas day activities to: .go to the
corner store and purchase a.
I'M BEING GIVEN a little
nudge to get my Christmas shop-
ping done this Saturday by the
merchant's Christmas parade to
put me in the mood.
There's nothing like a good
Christmas parade to get one to
thinking about Christmas shop-
ing and the impetus to get going.
But, the parade doesn't help'
any with gift ideas. I'm still as be-
reft as ever in that department.
Maybe the descriptive word
should be "blank" rather than
"bereft". That's the condition of
my creative juices, especially in
the gift selection department.
Frenchie came in the other
day and exclaimed, 'I know: what
I want for Christmas this year"
Well! after 50.years and three ;
'months of marriage, she finally,
tells me what :she wants for
Christmas: or rather she told me
she knows what she wants.'She
still hasn't told me. what it is. 1'
guess she is going 'to keep it a se-
cret, so she can fuss at me for i
getting the wrong thing. ,
One would think that after:50'
years of not getting her a present
-I'm waiting for her to tell me'
what she wants-she would let,
her wishes be known. I thought'
for a split second there, that eve-
ning when she made the unusual,
revelation right after supper, that
she had made up her mind what
gift she would like to receive.
1 bought her a wheel-barrow
for Christmas one year, only to
tind out that wasn't what she
really wanted. She had said she
wanted me to USE the wheel bar-
row, on a pile of pine needles in
the yard and I had misunder-
stood what she said.
Every Christmas it's the same
old story. 'What would you like to
have for Christmas," I ask her.
Every Christmas, I receive the
same old answer, "Oh, I don't
know," or "I can't make up my
I get her just what she tells
me she wants It makes shopping
easy, but, the month following
Christinas is usually kind of
rugged. But, what is a fellow to
do in a situation like that?
I DON'T HAVE that same
kind of a problem when I ask my
grandchildren what they want for
Christmas. The only problems I
have satisfying them for Christ-
mas are money problems .not
enough to get all they want!
Especially when they were lit-
tie. Every one of them had to
have his or her own toy catalog
and all they wanted was what
was printed between the covers!
But, it's a satisfying feeling,
seeing grandchildren .overjoyed
over what they receive for Christ-
mas. Usually I could satisfy them
with anything but clothes. Don't
waste time shopping for clothes!,
But now that they're all
grown and having kids of their
own, clothes are all right; 0s long
as they are designer jeans, expen-
sive tennis shoes being sold un-
der the disguise of "running
shoes", or the latest style of jack-
et. The secret seems to be, select
the article of clothing which looks
as if it is ready for the rag bag
and that's what is in style.
That brings up another sub-
ject; what is a rag bag? Most of
the young folks don't know any-,
thing about a rag bag to save old
garments in to get a piece of cloth
for a patch on a "good" garment.
But something out of the store
complete with rips, holes, or
patches is right in style.
SI GUESS THE BEST method
to use in the selection of Christ-
mas gifts is the same one I use on
this computer 'keyboard. The
"Seek ard Ye Shall Find" method.
It may not be pretty, but it has
worked for me for many years.
The Christmas shopping
method of "Seek and Ye Shall
Find" is to pick up the first thing
you find and tell the clerk, "I'll
take this, whatever it is, in a
large." That way whoever I give it
to can wear it and if he or she
can't stand it, they can swap it to
anothergrandchild who also can
wear it. Sort of "one size fits all'
Anyway, I declare I'm not go-
ing to wait until the final day this
year. I'm.going to get my Christ
mas shopping done at least two
days before Christmas.
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 1996 PAGE 3A
to build a county-wide dog poi
'Chairman Peters reported th
50% county, 25% Wewahite
and 25% Port St. Joe split
discussed in the meeting. Anc
meeting will be scheduled (
some cost estimates are d,
*The board noted
Panhandle Paving was 84% (
plete withthe county's $3 mi
paving bond issue.
*Held an Equal Employr
Opportunity Commission w
shop prior to their regular n
ing. They decided to cons
(From Page 2)
Unfortunately, all were no
nice as, he had led me to bel
You hate to discover those "li1
alities" but it's a price you pa
I wanted to tell him about
son at: Belmont University,
down the road from his B:
I wanted to ask him foi
autograph that should have ]
on my wall for 30 years.
1 Most of all, I wanted to t]
him for all the songs ... ar
,I got up and left withe
He and his lovely wife
eating lunch for goodness sal
I was still in the lobby
they came out. "Hi," he exte
a friendly smile with his
and spared me a great amou
embarrassment by overloc
the fact he'd just eaten a
with my eyeballs glued tc
fork, "I'm Sonny James."
didn't mention any of his s
that had meant so much, I i
to introduce my secretary
was headed to a revenue si
with me, I forgot all about :
cent and Charlotte and I c
think to say. "Sorry, I didn't
your last name," in a weal
tempt at humor. ,I did f1
manage to say. "National V
Leadership Council .. .Nat
We talked for twenty
utes. He would lean his
lanky frame forward a litt
catch every word. He was act
interested in what I had to sa
Folks, let me tell you, S
James Is the genuine article
real deal. I don't have-the-w
Stability to convey to you
warmth, friendliness or cha
you would have had to a'
there. I wish I'd 'a set down
him 32 ears ago. I think we
brothers by nowv.
And listen, it gets better,
is, if anything, was nicer the
was. As Bobby Jack Cantrell
back home would say, "Th
boy married above himself."
As Sonny opened the doc
her and they waved one
good-bye the words of an old
jumped into my mind, "The'
for every boy and girl there's
one love in this old world ...
Cathy has asked me foi
months now what I wanted,
Christmas. We've been marri
long we're kinda' in A Wor
Our Own. We've done the
rings, clothes and things.
boys are healthy, I've got a
pair of running shoes, Moth
going to spend Christmas
us, my subscription to Ba
America is paid up-I don't
Sor want a thing,
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plastic, phoney, too much g
not enough light, win at -
cost mores it's a wonderful g
find a hero that turns .out
.even better than you had
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way of knowing-but they\
ready given me the; best C:
minas present they'll hand ou
Holiday season. '
If I'd only gotten an
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adopting a board policy concern- phone bills to finance and oper
ing employment discrimination. Gulfs 9-1-1 emergency ph(
sexual harassment and other system.
related matters. *Awarded Fisher Constr
*Heard a request from Earl tion the low bid of $12,301.25
Burrows to fix two rough bridges furnish overhead doors to
on County Road 386. Commis- Mosquito Control Department.
sioner Traylor said he would look
at the problem and see if it can be Awarded J. D. Swearing
corrected with resurfacing the Equipment Company, Inc. the
problem areas. bid of $26,474.00 to furnish
*Adopted a resolution to use a tractor to the Mosquito Conl
50* surcharge on Gulf County Department.
Muscular Dystrophy Ranked Among
ne The 25 Most Efficient U S. Charities
George Whiting, left, congratulates Ronnie Dycus of St.
Joe Beach. for winning the Remington shotgun given away
November,21 by the Port St. Joe Rotary Club in a fund rais-
ing activity. Money raised by the project will be used by the
club to finance its Boy Scout activities, including the con-
striction of a new Scout Home.
Goes to Prison Tree Stand Falls
William C. Coley of Panama
City received a 20 year prison
sentence last week, as a result of
of being charged in the beating
and robbery of a Wewahitchka
man in northern Gulf County ear-
lier this year, according to a press
release received from the Sheriffs
Coley faced charges of car
SJacking, aggravated battery,-and
armed robbery after he beat
Winston Bailey in the head with a
tire tool, leaving him for dead.
Coley, who has an extensive
criminal record, was sentenced as
a habitual offender and will hope-
fully serve at least 85% of his sen-,
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hall/community center construct-
ed by Gulf Correctional Insti-
tution. By using prison labor, he
commented, "the taxpayers of
Gulf County could save and be
Another project which is in ts
second year of great success, is
prisoners making toys for Gulf
County children. These toys
include bikes, dolls,, wooden
,trucks, toy boxes, stick horses.,
and clocks which will be distrib-
uted this Christmas season by.
Toys for Tots. Last year, Gulf CI
made 518 toys. ,This year they-
have doubled their production,'
with a total of 1120 toys ready for
SFor a free, 24-page booklet on
how to estimate college expenses
and put together a financial
plan-including savings, financial
aid; loans, grants, work study,
etc., write and request: "Paying
for College," Consumer Informa-
tion' Center, Department 589C,
Pueblo, Colorado 81009.
Climbing the massive oak,
35-year-old Grand Ridge resident,
Allen Chason carefully inched his
way up the tree using his screw-in
steps. Near his tree stand more
than 30 feet above the ground
something went terribly wrong
and Chason fell, nearly losing his
His accident happened on
Friday. September 13 in Calhoun
County as.je attenptedto .move:
the treestand, but it's not some-
thing he credits to Friday the 13th
and bad luck. Instead, he knows
he didn't have a safety belt
around the tree and that bothers
him because It's a safety device he
As a result of the fall Chason
spent four days in the hospital
Sand missed work for 2 1/2 weeks
as he recovered from a concus-
sion, bruised internal organs,
numerous bruises, scrapes and
lacerations, injured right shoul-
der and loss of his short-term
"I'm lucky to be alive and not
have been injured anymore than I
was." he said. "I had a safety belt
attached around my waist but
since I can't remember what hap-
pened, I really don't know
whether I had forgotten to hook
the belt (around the tree) or was
attempting to hook it, or just what
I did wrong."
Chason's tree stand accident
was similar in many respects to
the 'dozens .of other tree stand
accidents that occur every hunt-
ing season throughout the U.S. In
some instances hunters wind up
Like Chason with bruised bodies
and battered egos but recover. In
countless others they end up with
the person killed or permanently
Commercial tree stand manu-
facturers and hunter education
instructors say the number one
rule for all tree stand users is to
always wear.a' safety belt or har-
ness, even while moving up or
down a tree.
: The Muscular Dystrophy
Association is ranked among the
Station's top charities in Money
magazine's annual cost-efficiency
review of nonprofit organizations,
and leads the country's 25 largest
charities in percentage of income
received from the public.
Money's November 1996
"Which Charities Merit Your
Money" report shows that 95 per-
cent of MDA's income comes from
Individual contributors with more
than 76 cents of every dollar it
raises spent on program services.
For the first time in seven
years, the Money survey includes
a public support measurement for
each agency. The publication Jus-
tifies the addition of this analysis
to its report on the nation's 100
largest charities (according to
total income), saying "that's
important 'to know because
groups that get a large portion of
their money from government and
institutional sources or earned
income, such as the American
Red Cross and Catholic Charities
USA, generally can spend a small-
er portion of their income on fund
raising than such groups as the
Muscular Dystrophy Association
and the American Cancer Society
that rely heavily on individual
SMDA President Robert
Bennett said, "The consistently
high marks MDA gets for efficien-
cy in this yearly survey of top
charities, underscore its unshak-
able commitment to cost-effec-
tiveness. Our vigilant efforts to
make the best possible use of the
public's generous contributions,
combined with the tireless sup-
port of some two million volun-
teers, assures a generous public
that donations to MDA make a
real difference in the battle to
eradicate progressive neuromus-
MDA offers an array of clini-
cal, orthopedic and other health
services to adults and children
affected by any of 40 neuromus-
cular disorders. Its unparalleled
program of medical and support
services is maintained through
some 230 hospital-affiliated clin-
The association also is the
country's largest private-sector
sponsor of neuromuscular dis-
ease research, annually funding
Some 400 scientific teams world-
j,-vide. MD A investigators have
"3'eced'the d association on- the
threshold of delivering treatments
and cures for several muscle-
wasting disorders, and they have
pioneered breakthroughs that
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may lead to therapies for heart
disease, cancer, AIDS, Alzhei-
mer's, Huntington's, .Parkinson's .
and cystic fibrosis.
Unlike other nonprofit organi-
zations contained in the Money
review of top charities, MDA does
not seek or accept government
grants, fees for services, or funds
from the United Way. The Mohey
survey ,also indicates that MDA
meets the strict standards of the
three major "watchdog" organiza-
'tions-Council of Better Business
Bureaus, National Charities
Information Bureau and the
American Institute of Philan-
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The primary purpose of this ad is to inform you of
our Damage Prevention Program which provides
persons planning to excavate in the vicinity of our
pipeline with an easy, convenient means of find-
'ing out where our pipeline is located and assuring
safety. Although excavation is normally associated
with commercial type construction, there are also
some "excavation" activities that are sometimes
carried out by the individual, such as the follow-
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SPlease notify us if you plan to conduct any "excavation" activities in the vicinity of
our pipeline. This can be done simply by contacting our office at least two (2) work-
ing days before the planned activity is scheduled to begin. Our personnel will tell
you if your work will affect the pipeline and will mark the location of the site where
required..Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The
phone number is (904) 229-8216. Also be on the look out for our company pipeline
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.numbers are located on those markers.
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Itc December 12
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and candy? THIS YEAR, send your
special someone the gift of health-a
box of Florida Sunshine!
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Fitzgerald Wins Voice of Democracy
Every year, the John C.
Gainous V.F.W. Post #10069 and
Ladies Auxiliary visit Port St. Joe
High School and Faith Christian
School and ask the tenth,
eleventh and twelfth graders to
participated. in the "Voice of
The local judging was held on
November 14th and the winners
chosen were: Tracey Fitzgerald of
Port St Joe High School, first
place; Nicholas Blake from Faith
Christian School, second place;
and, Elizabeth Goff of Faith
Christian School, third place.
Many thanks are extended to
this year's judges, Ruth Cum-
mings, Bo Williams, and Sally
Malone, for their generosity of
time and knowledge.
On November 15th, the judg-
ing for District #17 was held at
V.F.W. Post #2185 in Panama
City. Again. Tracey Fitzgerald won
first and her taped speech will go
on to the state level of competi-
The judges at District 17
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Separates ............... off
Menos Ties ............ 20 off
Men's Slacks ........ 25ff
Dress Shirts ........... off
Large Selection of Gifts *
included Linda Powell of Channel
13, Laura Von Lough of Channel
7, and Norm Jackson of WPAP-
92.5. Many thanks to them as
well as Ken Murphy who taped
the speeches of all the contes-
tants and to the First United
Methodist Church of Port St. Joe
for allowing the use of their sound
proof room to do the tapings.
Russell Turned 4
On November 28 Russell
Colton Miller turned four years
old. He is the son of Ronald and
Brehda Miller of Mexico Beach,
the grandson of Chuck and Dot
Guilford, also of Mexico Beach,
and Jimmy and Gloria Miller of,
Port St. Joe. He is the great
grandson of Alice Guilford of
Overstreet and Millie Manasco of
Russell celebrated his birth-
day on November 24th with a
Superman party at Emerald Falls
Raceway on Panama City Beach.
Joining him were' Christopher,
Whitney, Matthew, Austin,
Mason, Hayley. Tucker, Joshua.
Caleb, Kristen. Corey, Colin,:
Devin, Kale, their moms, various
aunts and uncles, Grandmama,
mommie and daddy. .,
After riding all the rides in the
Kiddie Kingdom, the race cars,
the bungee jump, and golf course,
everyone met at the Allen Arcade
for cake, gifts, and games galore.
Bryce Alexander Chanricc
SOct 30, 1996 Lbs. 0 Oz.
It's A Boy!
Joshua Lollie would like to
announce the birth of his baby
brother, Bryce Alexander, born on
October 30. Bryce weighed seven
pounds and was 19 1/2 inches
Bryce and Joshua are the
children of Christy Lollie and the
grandchildren of Royce and
Susan Chancey, all of White City.
AII Christmas Decorations
Costin's Dept. Store
200 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe Phone 229-8716
OPEN MONDAY-:SATURDAY, 9:30 5:30
Russell Colton Miller
The members of Mexico
Beach A.A.R.P. will gather for
their annual Christmas party on
Friday, December 20th at the
Fish House Restaurant at 5:30
p.m .' '- .
Those who plan to attend are
asked to phone in your reserva-
tions early to Dolly Rommes at
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend a retirement reception
in honor of B. Walter Wilder,
.Superintendent of Gulf County
District Schools from 3 to 5 p.m.,
ET: on Sunday. December 15.
The reception will be held in
the Commons Area of Port St. Joe
High School, located at 100 Shark
Members of Gulf Chapter 191
Order of the Eastern Star in Port
St. Joe recently passed aresolu-
Uton as a memorial in memory of
Bell DuBose who passed this life
on November 1 1. In doing so, they
honored a lifetime of devotion and
determined service to community
by this 40 year member of their
HEARING AID CENTER
618 W. 23rd Stieet
Panama City, FL
Top Quality, Name
Brand Hearing Aids
Monthly Service Center
Motel St. Joe (PSI)
1st Thurdday eadh iloonth
Kamron Eleece Porter
Ron and 'Holly Porter, of
Columbia, Missouri are happy to
announce the birth of their
daughter, Kamron Eleece Porter.
Kamron.was born October 18
in Columbia. She weighed six
pounds and was 19 inches long.
She was welcomed home by her
big sister, Haley.
The proud grandparents are
Cecil and Beth Lyons of Port St.
Joe and Robert and Linda Porter
of Lexington, Missouri. Great-
gra'dparerfts--art- Rdbett and'-L'-
Nona Williams of Wewahitchka
and Mary Alice Lyons of Port St.
Linda Allen of Panama City is
proud to announce final wedding,
plans of her daughter, Sharon
Lynn Przybylski, to James
Andrew Anderson. son of Richard
and Debra Anderson of Port St.
The ceremony will be held at
Long Avenue Baptist Church on
December 14 at 6:00 p.m., E.T..
with a reception following in the
church's Family Life Center.
All friends and relatives of the
couple are invited to share in
their joy on this occasion.
Wewa Kinard 639-5176
Drive A Little Save A Lot
Give A Lving Gift
Lg. 7 y/o Camellias, Sasanqua
& Japonica, re ns 5 $17.99
Gallon size in Full Bud $5.99
COLD HARDY CITRUS
Most in Fruit
Sweet & Tart Kumquat, Satsuma;
Lemon & Other Varieties of Plants.
We're not just "beach" store. We are just lucky
to have great location with a wonderful view. We
in'biteyou to come in and enjoy it with us.
While here, you might find just the right gift
for that special someone
eFUN CLOTHES FOR EVERYONE
ACCESSORIES FLAGS & BANNERS
SENIOR CITIZENS 10% DISCOUNT
710 Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach 648-4200
S t 11/21
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328 Reid Avenue Phone 229-2727
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;' at the 1st Annual
.'New Years Eve Gala
Come Join the Party!
8:;00pm December 31st until 1:00am January 1st
1600 Constitution Drive, Port St. Joe
SLive Entertainment Cost: $50.00 per couple
Heavy Hors D'oeuvres $25.00 individual
Complimentary Chamrpagne Call 227-1111 today
Attendance limited to 200 people / Black Tie optional
Tickets on sale Monday, December 2nd.
by The Junior Service League of Port St. Joe: All proceeds will be returned to our community.
TIM STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL TM TRZDAV. DR 12. IL996
Gulf Coast Community .
College's Small. Business
Development Center will offer a
seminar entitled, "Accounting and
Recordkeeping for Small Busi-
nesses," on Tuesday, December
17 from 6 to 9:00 p.m. at the Port
St. Joe/Gulf County Library.
and existing business owners will
learn about the basic require-
ments and appropriate methods
of recordkeeping, tax reporting
requirements, employee expens-
es, and monthly income state-
Reservations may be made by
paying a $9.00 registration fee in
advance at the Port St. Joe-Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce.
For additional information call
271-1108 or (800) 542-SBDC
from outside Bay County.
C : certification (only) for
Wewahitchka commodity recipi-
ents will take place on
Wednesday, December 18 from
12:30 to 3:30 p.m., CDT, at the
old courthouse. Those in
Wewahitchka whose cards have
expired should bring the neces-
sary papers on that.day to recerti-
The commodity office at the
Gulf County Courthouse in Port
St. Joe is open Monday through
Friday (except holidays) from 9:00
a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.
to 5:00 p.m., ET, for certification.
Please note that the next
commodity distribution will be in
January. For further information
feel free to call 229-9112, 639
Say You Saw It In The Star
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 1996
Whitfield Attends Forum in Washington, D.C.
This column is provided as a service of the Gulf County Guidance Clinic, Inc., a professional counseling
and mental health center. It is not intended to replace psychological counseling or treatment services.
My best friend has suddenly
announced that she is getting
married in June of next year, the
problem is that I did not even
know she was dating! When she
made her announcement she was
extremely excited, so I acted excit-
ed too, but deep down I felt hurt'
She wants me to be the maid
of honor in the wedding and she
NOW wants to introduce me to
him. Right now I do not want to do
either. Am I wrong for feeling this
way? How can I let her know how
: I truly feel?
Hurt and Betrayed
I can see you feel betrayed
and hurt by your best friend's
announcement and this is a nor-
mal reaction. My first suggestion
Sis that you be honest and open
about your feelings with your
friend. Let her know what exactly
bothers you and why.
Allow her to explain how she
feels about this situation; maybe
she feels that she did not do any-
thing wrong. Maybe she has not
been dating him long and this was
a whirl-wind romance, or she feels
that you will disagree with this
You both should try to under-
stand and listen to each other's
explanations. Since you are best
friends, I am sure you two love
each other. I don't think that a
man is worth you losing your best
If you try to talk to her and
can't resolve the problem, talk to
your local clergy or you can talk to
a counselor to mediate. Maybe
they can see something that the
both of you are missing.
If you decide that the both of
you should see a counselor, we
have counselors here at the Gulf
County Guidance Clinic, Inc. that
will be happy to assist you.
Robbin N. Lowery. B.S.
Note: Please address your ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Avenue. Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Port St. Joe High School
senior Clay Whitfleld was recently
chosen to attend the 1996
National Youth Leadership Forum
on Law and the Constitution in
He was recommended for the
opportunity by one of his teach-
ers, Lewana Patterson who point-
ed out his academic excellence.
leadership potential and interest
in the field of law.
The National Youth Leader-
ship Forum on Law and the
Constitution is dedicated to help-
ing prepare our nation's most
promising future lawyers for the
opportunities and responsibilities
which lie ahead.
Clay Joined some 350 out-
standingJuniors and seniors from
across America for an extraordi-
nary time of discovery and men-
torship as he was welcomed at
some of our country's most
prominent law schools, law firms
and legal institutions.
During intensive day-long
concentrations at the institutions
they were engaged in discussions
about the realities of the legal pro-
session with law professors, stu-
dents, partners and associates.
Further, they were given the
Opportunity to learn from some of
our nation's most eminent jursts.
lawmakers and legal scholars-
leaders whose dedications and
expertise have brought them to
the top of their profession.
The fascinating week of legal
expertise was culminated in an
exciting simulation in which Clay
and his peers review issues.
argued positions, and made deci-
sions on an actual Supreme
Court case-just like the Justices
It was altogether a very edu-
cational, Inspirational. and moti-
vational experience for Clay and
he appreciates -the support of
those who gave him the opportu-
The experience was made
possible with the financial spon-
sorship of the following business-
es: Preble-Rish Engineers, Costin
& Costin Law Offices. Buzzett's
Drug Store. NAPA Auto Parts.
State Farm Insurance. Dr. Tim
Drug Store, and Showtime Video.
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Tiger Cubs Learn About 9-1-1
Gulf County's Emergency Management/911 Coordinator and
Tiger Cub Coach Marshall Nelson is shown in the photo above
during a recent tour taken by the Tiger Cubs in Pack 47. At the
time of the photo, the first graders were learning about 9-1-1.
Members of the den taking the tour were Mason Adkison, Eric
Brumbaugh, Trevor Burch, Devin Butler, Sam Ellmer, Matthew
Gannon, Grant Glass, Timothy Maestri, Bryce Nelson, Justin
Pierce, and Jackie Strayer.
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On December 6, the three lucky winners of $100 Savings Bonds were:
Willie Lenox, Mary Grass and Ollie M. Lashley
There will be two more Savings Bond drawings on
December 13 and 17 in all three of our offices.
At 4:00 eastern time on December 17, there will be a
grand prize drawing of all entrants
for the following prizes:
1st Prize 32" RCATV from Badcock's
2nd Prize A set of tires from Western Auto ($400 Value)
3rd Prize $100 grocery shopping'spree
4th Prize Dinner for 2 at a restaurant of your choice ($50 value)
Be sure to come by any -of our three offices to enjoy refreshments,
register for the Grand Drawing and help us celebrate. Without your
support we could not be celebrating 40 years of service.
CITIZEN'S FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK
Port St. Joe
401 Fifth St.
Port St. Joe
58 Fourth St.
1202 Highway 98
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Christmas and oyster stuflng or rock shrimp stuffing. Everyone resulng a plump, Julcy oys r. stuffing bles are tender-but rAot-brown. ents and mix thoroughly. Serve
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nd friends. Almost everyone who ing to share with family and packed In containers, should be 1 tsp. salt warm, ,
njoys seafood has a variation of friends this holiday season. kept refrigerated. They can be Remove any remaining shell C Yield: Approximately four cups.
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well as an often-requested shrimp
Loretta M. Smith
Loretta M. Smith, 98, passed
away Friday morning, November
29 In Bay SL Joseph Care Center.
A native of Pennsylvania, she had
been a resident of Mexico Beach
and Port St Joe for the past 23
Survivors include two daugh-
ters. Fianna Benson of Williams-
burg, Virginia, and Katharine
Welbley of Mechanicsburg.
Pennsylvania; three grandchil-
dren' and three great grandchil-
Cremation is scheduled. A
memorial service will be held in
Pennsylvania at a later date.
All services are under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
John W. Laurimore
John Wayne "Pe-We"
Laurimore, 44, of Wewahitchka,
passed away Wednesday,
December 4 In Wewahitchka. Mr.
Laurimore was a lifelong resident
of Wewahitchka and was a logger.
He was preceded In death by his
wife, Wondale Laurimore.
Survivors include two chil-
dren, Donna Marie Laurimore
and Jason Wayne Laurimore; one
grandchild. Jennifer Wondale
Bryan, all of Wewahitchka; two
brothers. Junior Laurimore and
Marvin Laurimore, both of
Wewahitchka: and four sisters.
Nadine King, and Geraldine
Corbett, both of Wewahitchka.
begin to store extra energy.
and Barbara Lawler and Mary
Green, both of Panama City.
The funeral service was held
at 11:00 a.m., C.S.T.. Monday at
the United Pentecostal Church of
Wewahitchka. conducted by Rev.
0. C. Crabtree and Rev. Allen
Crabtree. Interment followed in
the family plot in Cypress Creek
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Margaret Ida S. Kelth, 82, of
Wewahitchka, passed away
Monday evening In Bay Medical
Center following an extended ill-
ness. A native of Virginia, she had
been a resident of' Wewahitchka
since the 1950's.
Survivors Include a step-
daughter, Lottle Rich and hus-
band, John of Wewahitchka: and
a number of grandchildren and'
The funeral service will be
held at 11:00 a.m., C.S.T.,
Thursday (today) at the Comforter
Funeral Home, Wewahitchka
Chapel, conducted by Rev.
Charles Pettis. Interment will fol-
low in the family plot in Jehu
Cemetery. She will lie in state at
the funeral home from 9:00 until
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home. Wewahitchka Branch
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mixed sizes and selects are larger.
more uniform-sized oysters. The
standards are most often used in
stuffing, but selects give a better
appearance in the food.
Oyster Mushroom Stuffing
delights the eye as well as the
stomach. It is enough to accom-
pany a 12- to 14-pound bird.
These skillet prepared recipes are
light and fluffy. May you all feast
well this Thanksgiving.
I container (12 oz.) Florida oysters
1 lb. coarsely chopped fresh mush-
I 1/2 c. chopped celery leaves with
1 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. margarine or butter
2 c. soft bread cubes
1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley
2 tbsp. chopped pimento
2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning
4 tsp. black pepper
Remove any remaining shell
particles from oysters. In a skillet,
saute mushrooms, celery, onion
and oysters in margarine until
vegetables are tender but not
brown. Addbread cubes, parsley,
pimento and seasonings. Mix well
and serve warm.
Yield: Appro idmately nine cups.
Other Oavorltes are Oyster
Cornbread Stuffing, Oyster &
Water Chestnut Stuffing and
Shrimp Macadamia Stuffing.
I container (12 oz.) Florida oysters
I c. chopped celery
1 c. chopped onion
1/4 c. margarine or butter
brown. Combine remaining Ingre-
dients and mix thoroughly. Serve
Yield: Approximately four
cups stuffing, enough to serve
with a four pound bird. Double
the recipe for a five to nine pound
bird, triple for a 10-15 pound.
increase by four for a 16-20
pound bird and Increase by five
for a 21-25 pound bird.
OYSTER & WATER CHESTNUT
I container (12 oz.) Florida oysters
I can (8 oz.) sliced water chest-.
I c. finely chopped onion
1/2 c. chopped celery
1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley
1/2 c. margarine or butter
1 package (8 oz.) herb-seasoned
I tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Remove any remaining shell
particles from oysters. In a skillet.
cook water chestnuts, onion, cel-
ery, parsley and oysters in mar-
garine until vegetables are tender
(chestnuts will remain crisp), but
not brown. Add remaining ingre-
dients and toss lightly to blend.
Yield: Approximately nine
cups. enough to serve with a 10-
to 12-pound bird.
I lb. Florida shrimp, or
1 1/2 lb. Florida rock shrimp
1/2 c. chopped celery
1/4 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. margarine or butter
2 c. herb-seasoned stuffing
1/2 c. chopped macadamia nuts
1/4 c. hot milk
Peel shrimp. Remove sand
veins and wash. Cut large shrimp
in half. Cook celery, onion and
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LIBERTY COUNTY, 52
SThe Wewahitchka Gators
improved their record to 2-3 and
2-1 in District 2 AA with a win
over Liberty County Friday night
Tres Thames scored his only bas-
ket of the game with 30 seconds
left in the game to break a 52-52
tie as the Gators rallied past
i The Gators trailed -by seven
points entering the fourth quarter
and outscored Liberty County 17
to six for the win.
Cecil Jackson led the Gators
offensively with 18 points and
Amp Hill added 12 points.
Score By Quarters:
WEWA 12 17 10 17-56
LIB. CO. 14 12 20 6-52
Wewahitchka-Bridges 8, C.
Jackson 18, Small 5, Taunton 4..
J Jackson 7, Rhames 2, Hill 12.
The Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission has
recorded three hunting accidents
so far this hunting season in
Northwest Florida and one inci-
dent in which a hunter apparent-
ly shot a passing vehicle.
On November 30, a 12-year-.
old Wakulla County youth and his'
S16-year-old brother were deer.
hunting together on private land
just east of Crawfordville when
the 12-year-old's 20. gauge shot-
gun discharged, fatally striking.
his brother at close range.
GFC Investigator Lt. Tom.
Bevan said, "The youngster tried
to get his brother in the truck and
when he couldn't he took off in
the truck for help but crashed the
truck into a tree." With the truck
..disabled and the 12-year-old's
arm broken in two places, Bevan
said the youngster ran approxi-
mately 15 minutes before reach-
ing a home and calling for assis-
Bevan said the 16-year-old
was dead when emergency med-
ical personnel and Wakulla
County Sheriffs officers arrived
on the scene.
On December 1, a 1996
Chevrolet king cab truck occupied
h%, i Wewahitck a coupje and an
: The district Florida Marine
Patrol office is being overrun with
questions concerning the 10 day
mullet closure. For the last sever-
al years, no person was allowed to
harvest mullet in or from state
waters during the ten consecutive
24-hour periods beginning at
noon on the 'fourth Friday of
December each year.
It is very important that local
fishermen understand that this
closure is no longer in effect this
year. The legislature recently
passed an emergency mullet rule
striking down the 10 day closure.
Commercial mullet fishermen
must still recognize the weekend
S closure that now runs from 4:30
p.m. on Friday to 8:00 a.m. on
Monday. This will be in effect
Through all of January. Recrea-
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Liberty County-Williams 14,
Dawson 6, Mathis 4, G. Shuler 6,
C. Shuler 20, Ellis 2.
The Wewahitchka. Gators
boy's basketball team faced the
#2 ranked team in 2A, Maclay
this past Thursday night.
The Gators outscored Maclay
in the first half of play 25-24, but
could not hold the lead as Maclay
outscored Wewa 47-23 in the sec-
Cecil Jackson was: the high
pint man for the Gators with 22
Wewahitchka-C. Jackson 22, Hill
8, J. Jackson 6. Taunton 5,
Bridges 2, Small 2. Rhames 3.
Maclay-P. Weldner 22, B. Cashin
15, Durrance 10, A. Cashin 7,
Brooks 7. K. Weldner 4, Hinkle 4,
Eastpoint man was apparently
struck by six bullet fragments on
Highway 22 In Gulf County near
the Gulf-Bay County line.
Wildlife Officer Robert Miller
said a deer hunting party was
hunting in the location north of
Highway 22 as the truck drove by
and one of the members admitted
shooting at a deer.
-The bullet apparently missed
the deer and hit something, possi-
bly a tree or the road, and frag-
mented." Miller said.
No one In the truck was hit by
the bullet fragments or injured.
On November 24 a Santa
Rosa County hunter shot himself
.in the foot with a .50 caliber muz-
zleloading rifle in the Blackwater
Wildlife Management Area and
now faces extensive rehabilitative
In the other accident a 19-
year-old Santa Rosa County
hunter accidentally shot himself
in the leg with a .22 caliber rifle
December 3 while getting out of
his vehicle on a squirrel hunting
trip in the Escambla River WMA.
The young hunter drove himself
to a local hospital, where he was
treated and released.
Uonal mullet fishing is now per-
mitted all-year round.
The recreational bag limit of
50 fish per person or boat still
applies. The commercial limit is
keeps you in touch
no matter where you are
'The Wewahitchka Lady Ga-
tors trailed by nine points at half
time with Bay High Tuesday, but.
fought back with a strong second
half, falling short of victory to run
their season's record to 6-2.
The Gators were led b;y April
Riley, scoring 25 points and Dia-
na Taunton close behind with 20.
including one three point shot to
Score by Quarters:
Bay. 15 15 16 13-62
Wewa 10 14 17 16-57
Bay-Wells 3-6-12. Bateman
5-1-13, Chancellor 4-0-8. Reddice
10-4-24, Mathson 1-0-2, Kovale-
Wewa-ALkins 2-0-4, Taun-
ton 6-7-20, Nelson '1-0-2, Riley.
12-1-25. Wright 1-2-4, Jackson
PORT ST. JOE, 51; 5
The Lady Sharks ate up the
Mosley Dolphins Monday night.
with a :51-37" score. behind the
shooting of Misty 'Wood and"
SStephanie Maxwell, who com-
bined for 28 of the Sharks'
points. Christy Wood, Misty's
twin sister, chipped in 12.
Gench led the Lady Dolphins'
with 14 points. '
The Lady Sharks outscored
their hosts In every period except
Score by Quarters:
PSJ 10 16 13 12-51
Mosley 8 8 716-37
PSJ-Maxwell 4-4-12, M.
Enjoy a Forest
Saturday, December 14th.
take a walk through the woods
and learn about a unique forest
system.' Wakulla Springs Park
,3IologisL,.Scptt, Savexy., wiI. take.
you on a two hour hike through
the park and interpret the forest
ecology, plants and wildlife that
you'll see. Meet at the waterfront
concession area parking lot at
For reservations, or f you
need assistance to enable your
full participation, call (904) 561-
7217. Go and learn more about
the "real Florida'. on the hike, at
Wakulla Springs State Park, 16
miles south of Tallahassee at
State Roads 61 and 267.
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'96 PSJ High J.V. Boys Basketball Team
Front row, from left: Bonjour Hill, Clay Smallwood, Travis Jenkins and Mosi Quinn. Back row, from
left: Kedrick Larry, Brett Jeffcoat, Laredo Ginn, J. R. Leslie, Mark Williams, John Patterson, and
rks Beat Mosley Monday Night
Wood 6-4-16, C.Wood 6-0-12.
Royster 0-2-2. Lenox 1-2-4. Fitz-
Sgerald 1-0-2. Kilbourn 1.1-3 .
Woodfaulk 0-1-1. Keith 5-2-13.
Oldham 3-2-8. Knox 0-1-1, Wes-
lowski 0-0-0. Shipp 0-0-0 Ste-
vens 0-0-0, Elliot 0-0-0.
FLORIDA HIGH. 45; :
PORT ST. JOE, 34
Stephanie Maxwell paced the
Lady Sharks with her 14 points
scored against unbeaten Florida
:'High, last Friday, but it was to no
avail. The Lady Seminoles put up
17 points to the Sharks' 9 in the
second quarter and scored eight
" in the 'third period, answered by
only four points in the Sharks' fa-
The only quarter In which the
Sharks outscored their opponents
was the final stanza. The Sharks
took an 11-10 edge in the game's
Score by Quarters:
Florida Hi 10 17 8 10-45
PortSt. Joe 10 94 11-34
Fla. Hi-Blizzard 3-0-7,
M.Rudd 1-0-2, Davis 0-0-0.
Scruggs 1-0-2, MI.Rudd 8-1-21,
M.Wood 3-2-8. C.Wood 1-0-2.
Fitzgerald 1-0-2. Kilbourn 2-1-5.
PORT ST. JOE 44
The Port SL Joe Lady Sharks
dropped a tough loss this past
Thursday to Bay High. The Lady
Sharks led 26-18 at halftime, but
could not hold off the Lady
Tornadoes' 32-16 run in the sec-
Port St. Joe'was led offensive-
ly by Stephanie Maxwell with 20
points. With this loss the Lady
Sharks drop to 1-4.
Score By Quarters:
PORTST. JOE14 12 11 .5-44
BAY 10 8 20 12-50
Port St.' Joe-Maxwell 20, 'C.
Wood 6, Royster 7, Lenox 9,
Bay-Wells 14, Bateman 12,
Chancellor 4, Reddice 15,
Mathlson 3, Watkins 2.
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Tiger Sharks To Host Shoot-Out
Lose First Game
This Season To Blountstown on Tuesday Night, 52-55
To Class AA
Beginning With 1997-98 Season
It's official, Port St Joe High
School will drop one classification
to Class AA beginning with the
1997-98 season, according to Ron
Davis of the Florida High School
Activities Association (FHSAA).
Port St. Joe won three state
championships last year in Class
3A (basketball, weightlifting, and
track and field), and is currently
ranked' #1 in the Class 3A boy's
S basketball poll.
They will be aligned In
District 4 Class AA with
Apalachicola, Carrabelle, and
county rival Wewahltchka.
According to principal Wes
Taylor, 266 students are present-
ly enrolled at the school in grades
10-12, making it one of the small-
S est Class AAA schools in the
state. The current cap for Class
AA is 253 students. That will be
expanded to 314 students under
:the FHSAA's new format.
Four area teams will make.
the drop from 3A to 2A--Port St.
Joe, Blountstown, Havana and
Baker. Sixteen districts will be in
each of the six state classlflca-
.tions under the realignment
School enrollment numbers
in most areas across the state are
up, which prompted the assocla-
tion to plug in new numbers.
While state numbers have been
up, enrollment figures for St. Joe
High have slumped, resulting in
their decline in the state's classifi-
District breakdowns for the
western portion of the state in 2A
are as follows: District 1-Baker.
Free-port and Jay: District 2-
Vernon, Cottondale and
Graceville; District 3-
Blountstown, Liberty County and
Sneads; District 4-Port St. Joe,
Wewahitchka, Apala-chicola and
Carrabelle; District 5-
Havana and R. F. Munroe; Dis-
trict 6-Aucilla Christian, FAMU
and North Florida Christian.
'96 PSJ High Varsity Boys Basketball Team
Front row, from left: Rod Chambers, Darius Chambers, Kyle Adkison, Keion McNair, Cameron
Likely, C. J. Jones, and Russell Russ. Back row, from left: Brian Jenkins, Tyson Pittman, James
Daniels, Davin Baxter, Doyle Crosby, Jeremy Dixon, and Germain Roulhac.
This Friday and Saturday,
December 13 and 14, the Port St.
Joe Tiger Sharks will host a
shoot-out with three other Final
Four teams from last season. On
Friday at 5-30. SL Joe's junior
varsity will play the Malone junior
varsity, followed by Broward
Christian versus Malone at 7:00,
and Port St Joe versus Grand
Ridge at 8:30. These four varsity
teams each competed in the Final
Four last seasori and combined to
win over 120 games.
On Saturday at 7:00,
Broward Christian will play
Grand Ridge, followed by Malone
versus Port St. Joe at 8:30.
Coach Eppinette said, "Shark
fans have a chance to see two
defending- state champions and
two 'other Final Four teams. It
should be a great night for bas-
ketball in the dome."
PORT ST. JOE, 52
The Blountstown Tigers got
the Port St. Joe Sharks in their
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Cameron Likely (12), Port St. Joe's leading scorer with 17 points,
beats a Florida High defender to the basket for a lay-up in the
Tiger Sharks' district win Friday night.
own gym and broke their skein of
wins Tuesday night. ,
The Tigers' Matthews made
two free throws with only 14 sec-
onds left in the game and the
Sharks missed a three point shot
at the sound of the buzzer, which
would have knotted the game in a
tie. forcing an overtime period.' :
The Sharks had Brian Jen-,
kins and Tyson Pittman leading
in scoring with 13 points each.
James Daniels added 12 and
Cameron Likely scored 11. Port
St. Joe scored five shots from-
long distance with Likely and
Jenkins each hitting twice and
Chambers chipping in one.
Anthony Baker scored 21
points to lead the Tigers.
Blountstown outscored the
Sharks in every quarter but the
third when the Sharks put on a
rally, topping the Tigers by eight
The loss dropped the Sharks'
record to four wins and one loss.
Score by Quarters:
B'town 14 16 10 15-55.
PSJ-Likely 3-3-11. Cham-
bers 1-0-3, Daniels 5-2-12, Jen-,
kins 5-1-13. Pittman 4-5-13.
B'town-Bess 1-0-2, Baker
3-14-21, Mosley 4-2-14. Houston
1-0-2, Matthews 7-2-14.
PORT ST. JOE, 59
FLORIDA HIGH, 54
The'PortSt. Joe:Tiger Sharks
went on the road this past Friday
night to play their first district
game against Florida High (3-2).
This was the Tiger Sharks' first
game against the Seminoles since
last year's District Championship
match-up which Port St.Joe won.
The Tiger Sharks made a lot
of turnovers in the first half of
play and trailed 27-19 at halfime.
But, in the final minutes of the
game, it was Port St. Joe who cre-
ated the turnovers and made the
key three pointers to seal their
first District win and maintain
their undefeated record.
Cameron Likely paced the
Tiger Sharks' offense with 17
points and a key three pointer
toward the end of the game.
He was followed by James
Daniels with 14 points and Doyle.
Crosby with 1.
Port St. Joe-Likely 17, Daniels
14, Jenkins 8, Crosby I 1 Pittman
Florida High-Blizzard 9,
McCants 7, Vann 5. Revell 8,
Minnix 3, Granger 4, Trawlck 12,
PORT ST. JOE, 62
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
improved their record to (4-0)
with a 62-60 win over Codby this
past Saturday night in the
The Tiger Sharks trailed I 1-8
at the end of the first quarter, but
their 25 second quarter points
g gave them a 33-24 halftime lead.
Port St. Joe let their halftime
lead slip away with some costly
? turnovers in the second half, but
;: 'held off Godby's last second shot
that would have tied the game.
S Cameron. Likely, a 5-foot 9
inch guard, led the Tiger Sharks
Offensively with 19 points, high-
lighted by a "slam dunk" in the
Tyson Pittman followed with
12 points and Rod Chambers
Added 10 points for Port St. Joe.
Score By Quarters:
SPORT ST. JOE 8 25 12 17-62
GODBY 11 1319 17-60
.Port St. Joe-Likely 19, Cham-
bers 10, Adkison 2, Daniels 7
Jenkins 5, Crosby 7, Pittman 12.
Godby-Ferrell 5, Allen 10, Ritter
9, Hughes 8, Lamb 9, Gibson 18,
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 1996 PAGE 1B
Wewahitchka State Bank Observed Its 70th Anniversary Tuesday
BY: GEORGE Y. CORE
Gulf County's oldest financial institution-and its first-
celebrated its anniversary Tuesday, observing its 70th year of
operating since the Wewahitchka State Bank and Gulf County
were both formed. The Wewa Bank, the familiar name it is
known by throughout the panhandle of Florida, is still operated
by the same family which brought it from near failure during the
depression years to the present state of successful banking it en-
Gulf County was created by
the Florida Legislature on June
25, 1925 when it divided Calhoun
County into two sections. The
Wewahitchka Bank was formed
immediately afterward, when 28
people signed a Notice of Inten-
tion and applied for a charter.
creating a bank to be located in
Wewahitchka in the new county.
Twenty-five of those signing the
charter lived in Wewahitchka, two
lived in Troy, Alabama and one.
lived in Union Springs, Alabama.
The State Comptroller issued
Letters of Patent and the Charter
for the new bank on September
16, 1926, as recorded in Charter
Book, number 1, on page 1.
Public records of Gulf County
at that early date, were kept in
the living room of J. R. Hunter,
the Clerk of Circuit Court, as
S there was no courthouse built'at
After receiving their charter,
the 28 people who signed the pe-
tition for the bank held their first
meeting, electing the following of-
ficers and directors: T.'H. McKin-
non. [a banker and farmer from
Troy, Alabama] president; J. J.
McDaniel [Wewahitchka] vice
president; C. H. Norton .[Wewa-
hitchkal cashier; C. H. McKlnnon,
C. H. Norton, J. G. Sanders. Theo
Levins, C. L. Land, J. J. McDaniel
and A.'H. Croom, as members of
the board of directors..
The Board then issued 150
shares of $ommon stock with a.
value of $100.00 per share, with
McKinnon 'owning 40 shares,
Sanders and Norton. 20 shares
each. The remaining 70 shares
were divided among the others.
This gave controlling interest to,
McKinnon. Sanders and Norton.
The bank purchased property
located on the north corner of
where State Road 71. intersects
Lake Grove Road [County Road:
22-A] in downtown Wewahitchka.
where the first bank building was
built and operated for many
ENTER, THE GASKINS
The bank began its opera-
Stions during the depression
.- years. .-Very. little money .was
changing hands back in the late
20's on through the 30's. The
bank, operating under its officers,
was about to close down.
George Gaskin, a farmer. na-
val stores and real estate opera-
tor, bought controlling interest,
and became president;
He then called his son, Dave
Gaskin, and said to him, "I am
putting you in charge of the bank
and I want you to change the way
we are doing business."
SYoung Dave's reply to his fa-
ther was, "I don't know anything
about the banking business. All I
know is how to run our seven tur-
pentine stills and our.farm."
"Mr. Dave" Gaskin's Life Style Rescued the
Family Run Bank During 'Great Depression"
never left a doubt in anyone's
mind that they would get whatev-
er services they needed.
Many times a request for
loan could not be approved under
the bank's policy'and the require-
ments. of the state and federal
regulations. In such an instance,
Mr. Gaskin told the applicant the
bank could not make a particular
loan, but'he "could get Miss An-
nie [his wife] to let you have what-
ever you need."
Mrs; Gaskin made a number
of loans to people who could not
qualify at the bank. A few of
those failed 'to repay, her. Some
i S f i
Bill Sumner, left, and Carolyn Husband, right, greet visitors to Port
His argument of protests
were to no avail and he replaced
his father as president of. the
floundering bank. He set out to
change its way of doing business
from the methods of the first few
years of struggle, by making it a
home-style operation, serving the
people of the then small county of
Gulf. The county was populated
with naval stores operators, tim-
ber operators, a seafood industry
and- keepers- 'of' -small garden
patches and honey gatherers.
The new bank president's pol-
Icy became one of always offering
a friendly welcome to every per-
son entering the bank. He had
the charisma and ability to make
each person feel welcome and
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GASKIN'S LIFE WAS
HIS ADVERTISING b
Back in the 1930's the bank s;
had an advertisement in each is-
sue of the Gulf County Breeze.
saying. In effect, "Come on in and
get the money you need!"
,The real advertising wa.s .
knowing "Mr. Dave". He always r
greeted one and all with a big,
smile and he had time to talk.
anywhere he met you. His bank
office was nothing like you would
find in the larger banks. His office
was just inside the front door. He
was the first person you saw as
you entered the place of busi-
ness .You were greeted with a
"good morning" and an inquiry, .:
for example, about your family.
about your corn crop. your sick
milk cow, or an inquiras to
whether your sow had had her
pigs yet. He would add things
such as, "I was glad to see you in
church Sunday". or mention the
basketball game last Friday night.
He would either tell, or ask, you
where the fish were biting. Each
customer had to go through this
before being turned over to M. G.
Brock. the cashier, to take care of
his banking business. Back then.
"Mr. Dave" knew everybody and
everybody knew everybody else.
Another method of advertis-:
ing was an on-going way of life for
the Gaskin family, but most cer-
tainly it was never intended to be
such. It was Inherited from "Mr.
Dave's" mother and father. If you
were in the bank about the time
."Mr. Dave" was leaving to go to;
dinner, you had an invitation to
go to dinner with him. Many:.
times he would take three or four-
people home with him. :
You would think "Miss Annie"';.
[as his wife was affectionately !'-.-
known by everyone] would be up-
set when she saw her husband
coming in with the dinner guests.
She always had more than.
enough food on the table to serve
one and all; her family, her two
cooks and almost always a few
boys or men doing work around
On Sunday, there would be
so many people invited to dinner.
a stranger passing by would
think a big celebration was taking
place. Almost weekly, "Mr. Dave"
would have a fish fry in his back
yard. People from every direction
would be there.
Christmas morning was extra,
special at the Gaskin home. The:
entire town was. invited for break-
fast. "Miss Annie", with several
other cooks in the kitchen, had
some of everything that is good
for breakfast, with her special
dish being fried turkey breast.
This was "Mr. Dave's" kind of
lifestyle, which built the Wewa-
hitchka State Bank into a suc-
cessful financial institution such
as it is today. ,.:
PRESENT BANK :
BUILT IN 1962
The original bank needed
more space to continue growing
and in January of 1962, the bank
purchased the property that the
St. Joe branch.
Id Satsuma Hotel occupied be-
bre it was destroyed by fire, and
he adjoining property that was
he home of Mrs. Emma Stone on.
he shore of Lake Alice. A new
uliding was constructed that
ame year and remains a land-
mark in Wewahitchka today.
The Port St. Joe branch bank
received its charter on September
9, 1979. A facility for cashing
checks, making deposits and re-
ceiving loan payments was then
added at a location in St. Joe
Beach on U.S. Highway 98.
This bank became a family
owned organization when George
Gaskin became the majority own-
er. His ownership was passed on
to his son, Dave, at his death.
Dave Gaskin's only son, David C.
Gaskin [an attorney] was presi-
dent until his retirement. Today,
David C. Gaskin's son, Jerry, his
son-in-law, William C. "Bill" Sum-
ner and one of his daughters, Jan
Traylor, operate the family-owned
bank, much in the same fashion
which "Mr. Dave" followed in
bringing it back from the brink of
closing in the depression years.
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PAGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 1996
GCARC Planning Auction To Raise
Money For New Transportation Vehicle
The Gulf County Association
for Retarded Citizens and Gulf
County Transportation are kick-
ing off a joint fundraising effort to
Rotary Helps Special
Kids With Camping
Activities Each Year
Rotary Youth Camp, Inc., has
become the project of District 694
which stretches from Pensacola
to Gainesville, former District
Governor Charles Rockwood, of
Tallahassee told the Port St. Joe
club last Thursday at their noon
For Deer Hunting
More than three decades ago
highly visible hunter orange hunt-
ing apparel made its appearance
among deer hunters and today it's
mandatory safety gear in most
Florida law. requires every
deer hunter on public lands, and
those accompanying them, wear a
minimum of 500 square inches of
hunter orange clothing as an
outer garment above the waist.
The law does not apply, however,
during archery-only seasons.'
Florida Game and Fresh.
Water Fish Commission Regional
Lieutenant Gary Applewhite said,
"The primary reason for the law is
to reduce the number of hunting
accidents by making deer hunters
more visible to each other. This
regulation reduces the number of
"mistaken for game' accidents.
"We encourage hunters to
wear hunter orange- on private
lands as well and to wear it after
other game such as quail."
Hunter orange vests generally
measure 500 square inches or
more and baseball-style hats 150-
160 square Inches.
meeting. "I've devoted my time to
managing the camp for several
years, now, and it's the most sat-
isfying thing I have ever done,"
Rockwood said, in making his
The camp is conducted for
two weeks each August and is
limited to physically challenged
kids at no charge to the kids or
their parents. The speaker, said
the program' is always on the
lookout 'for special children to
send to the camp.
.'To be eligible, a child must
be between the ages of 10-15 and
be physically challenged, but not
mentally challenged," Rockwood
said. Presently there are 10 Ro-
tary Clubs contributing to the op-
eration of the camp through man-
agement or support.
"I have no problem locating
the money to finance the camp's
operation," Rockwood said. "All I
have difficulty with is finding can-
didates eligible to attend and
counsellors to tend to their needs
while they are there," he contin-
Rockwood said that when he
does locate the right counsellor.
they usually stay for a few years.
'This is very satisfying work. I
don't know when I have ever done
anything which gave me more
pleasure than working with these
children. Our counsellors feel the
same way," he said.
The youths who attend the
camp all participate in every ac-
tivity provided them and thor-
oughly enjoy themselves.
Guests of the club were Rock-
wood's wife, who came with him,
and Ronnie Dycus, who won the-
shotgun give-away conducted. by
enable them to purchase a new
vehicle. Currently, the van in use
with the least age is a 1990 model
with over 160,000 recordedmiles,
provides no air conditioning, and
is in constant disrepair.
The goal set for the fundrais-
er is $2,500 which will be used for
the down payment and outfitting
of a new vehicle with the required
safety equipment. In order to
raise the target funds, organizers
have launched a collection drive
for an upcoming auction. They
are, seeking the support of the
businesses and individuals of
Gulf County to donate items
and/or services' to be placed on
the auction block.
Giving a real "kick" to the sale
already has been the donation of
a collector's edition football auto-
graphed by Florida State Head
Coach Bobby Bowden. They're
also seeking a similar gift from'
Gators' Coach Steve Spurrier of
the University of Florida. With the
Seminoles and Gators heading to
the Sugar Bowl to vie for the
National Championship, these
items are sure to bring some
excitement to this event
Another "Seminole" donation
given for the cause is an auto-.
graphed baseball,; signed by
Coach Mike Martin of Florida
The football and baseball can
be viewed at Citizens Federal
SSavings Bank in Port SL Joe until
the eve of the auction, sometime
late in January. when it will be
awarded to the highest successful
bidder. More details of the auction
will be released to The Star in the
next few weeks.
All donated Items are tax
deductible at retail value and'
donors will be recognized for their
generosity during the sale. If you
or your business are interested in
helping the clients of these two
agencies,, please contact their
main office at 229-6327 Monday :
through Friday from 8 a.m. until
5 p.m ,
As always, your support of
the residents of Gulf House
(GCARC clients) and those assist-
ed by G.C.T. will be very much
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Natural gas supplies vitally needed energy
to thousands of homes, businesses and indus-
tries in, Florida. Energy, whether it be in the form
of gas,: electricity, oil, water, etc., when uncon-
trolled can be dangerous.
Even though a record of safe operations has
been established over the years by the regulat-
ed gas industry, knowledge of the information
contained in this ad can assist you in recogniz-
ing a potentially hazardous condition and take
appropriate action to safeguard life and property.
Q. What Are Some of the Characteris-
tics of Natural Gas A User Should
A. Natural gas is a mixture of hydrocarbons
composed mainly of methane and exhibits
'the following characteristics:
1. Odorless an odor is added to this gas.
2. It is lighter than air and if released will
rise into the atmosphere unless trapped.
3. It is nontoxic. However, as with any burn-:
ing process, incomplete combustion will
form carbon monoxide which is toxic.
4. It is colorless.
5. It has a flammability range of from 4% to
14% (approximate values by volume of
gas to air)..
Q. Is Natural Gas Dangerous?
A. Gas, like all forms of energy, is capable of
doing damage and must be used properly.
However, the experience with natural gas
use shows it to be more safe than other en-
ergy sources which you use in your home or
Q. What Should You Know About Gas
A. 1. Natural gas doesn't normally have an
2. A substance is added by your gas com-
S pany to give natural gas a "rotten-egg"
smell should it escape.
3. Become familiar with the smell. Should
you detect this odor, it doesn't positively
tell. you that there is a gas leak; but this is
sufficient reason for you to call your gas
company and have them investigate.
0. What Additional Ways Can You
Detect A Gas Leak?
A. 1. When the ground is wet, you may detect
a leak by seeing bubbles rising through
puddles of water in a uniform manner.
2. A larger leak of gas from underground
piping may be able to be seen by sand
blowing around a small hole in the
ground; it may be felt just as you may feel,
air leaking from a. small hole in a tire or
air hose; and if it is a large leak, a noise
can be heard similar to air leaking.
3. A flame at or around appliance piping
other than at the burner indicates leak-
Q. The Fact That A "Rotten-Egg"
Odor Is Detected, Does Than Mean
That There Is A Natural Gas Leak?
A. No. But this should be checked to assure,
that the odor isn't an indication of a gas leak.
Call your gas company and report it. Odors
similarto that of natural gas may come from
1. A sewer system.
2. A water aeration plant which has a sul-
3. Swamps or bogs.
4. Areas where the land has been filled, etc.
Q. If There Is A Gas Leak, Will You.
Always Smell An Odor?
A. No. If gas leaks from an above ground pipe,
there should always be an odor. However,
such as a leak from an underground service
line or main, the ground acts as a filter and
can remove the odor from the gas.
Q. Why Isn't A Gas Odor Smelled
When the Gas Is Burned On A Gas
Range or Furnace?
A. The material used to odorize the gas is flam-
i mable and is consumed in the process of
burning. If your equipment is properly adjust-
ed you should not detect the odor when you
are using your appliances.
Q. What Can One Do to Reduce the
SPossibility of An Accident? ,
A. First keep the emergency telephone number
of your gas company handy. A good place to
keep this.number is to write it down in the
front of your telephone book along with other'
emergency telephone numbers such as fire,
S Other things which should be done to im-
Sprove safety as well as conserve energy are:
1. Teach children that they are not to play
with any appliances in the home.
2. Clean the burners' and have them
checked for proper adjustment periodical-
3. Repairs, installations and removal of ap-
pliances are jobs for qualified persons.
Use only qualified people to do this work.
4. If lighting of an appliance is required, AL-
WAYS light match and hold at ignition
point of burner before you turn on the
S5. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for
operation and care of gas appliances.
6. Never take a chance. If you think you
smell gas, call you gas company.
0. What Should be Done When One
Believes He Smells Gas?
A. There aie many possible conditions which
could be encountered, thus it isn't possible
to give specific instructions for every situa-
tion: The following examples provide general
instructions which should assist:
S1. If a slight odor is detected in a localized
area or room of a building do not use a
match or other flame in the area; call the
gas company immediately.
S2. If a strong odor is detected in a building
or other confined space do not operate
electrical switches, light matches or use
an open flame; however, do open win-
dows and doors to ventilate the area
(caution: don't turn on exhaust fans)
leave the building and call the gas com-
3. If a strong odor Is detected In a build-
ing and/or a hissing sound is heard -
do not operate electrical switches, lights
or other devices; do evacuate the build-
ing leaving exit doors open on your way
out, warn persons to stay clear of the
building arid call, the fire department and
gas company immediately from another
4. If the odor of gas is detected outside (in
the .yard, at the 'sidewalk, etc.) -
: immediately call the gas company.
SAFETY IS YOUR BUSINESS. EDUCATE
YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS ABOUT THE
PRECAUTIONS TO TAKE WHEN THEY BE-
LIEVE THEY SMELL THE ODOR OF GAS.
CAUTION: The term "Gas" is used by the
news media and others to include a variety of
products such as liquidified petroleum gases
(propane, butane), gasoline and natural gas.
Each product has its own characteristics which
differ from one another, thus the. information
given in this advertisement is applicable only to
NEVER POSTPONE CALLING THE
GAS COMPANY WHEN YOU
BELIEVE THAT YOU SMELL GAS.
Emergency Telephone Numbers Are:
229-8216 -For Office Hours 8:30 to 5 P.M.
227-1115 Gulf County Sheriff's Dept.
229-8265 Police Department
ST. JOE NATURAL GAS COMPANY
01 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL Phone 229-
I- I I I rl Il rlr C I, ~- '-r II r''
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 1996
Episcopal Church Hosts a Traditional
Christmas Eve Candlelight Mass
The Episcopal Church in Gulf
County invites the entire commu-
nity to come and worship Jesus
as they honor him on the eve of
Centuries ago the Church Of
England established worship pat-
We would like to thank
Advance Home Health, Dr. Barnes
of Wewa Medical, Glad Tidings
Church, friends, and family for
the support during our loss.
terns which were designed to
focus on the glory of God. These
patterns use events in the life of
Christ to draw our attention away
from the world and toward our
During the colonial period
these patterns were carried, by
the faithful, to every corner of the
As a member of the world-
wide Ariglican Communion, the
Episcopal Church is the American
heir to the Church Of England.
Being true to their traditions, they
continue to express their faith in
God through ancient worship pat-
They invite you., your family,
and your friends 1to attend one of
their traditional, Christmas Eve
These services allow members
of the congregation to be active
participants. The music, prayers,
and communion will help you put
the reality of Christ's birth in per-
spective. When you return to your
home, you will know you have
been with the Lord.
Schedule of services for
December 24th-St. John's
Church, Main Street, Wewa-
hitchka, 6:30 p.m., (CT); and, St.
,James' Church, 800 22nd Street,
Port St. Joe, 11 p.m. (ET).
Le Nattivity At Methodist Church
The lovely home of Mr. and
Mrs. Bob Windolf, Amber.
Brandon and Ashby, in the photo
above, will be featured on the
Discover God's love!
; ..-.. ,..'Y person welcome.
BAPTIST CHURCH /'
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe 229.8691
Worship Sundays at I I am. & 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays ai 9:45 am. & 5:45 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children's choirs 6 p.m., Children & Youth Mist ion, 7 p.m
Praer & Devotion 7 p.m. Adult Praie Chou 8 pm.
Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music and youth
\\ // The friendly place to worship!
First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
IVorship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Bible Study Sunda)s at 9.00 a.m. (all ages)
S\Wednei'sday Adult Prayer & Bible Study, TeamKids (grades 1-6) at 6-30 p.m.
Please note, all Htimes centrall
NURSERY PROVIDED FOR ALL SERVICES
Located at 823 N. 15th St, Me\ico 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. (ED
+.; Sunday School 9:45
: I) ST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
8:00 a.m. (CT)
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
is a church With a
that extends' beyond our walls
that eXtends beyond our walls
o effectively communicate God's message to everyone.
STo 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
S 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 fof times and details of other opportunities
] III I I I
Tickets may be purchased for
$6 each from any member of the
United Methodist Women or fromfi'
the church office,
The tour will begin in.the fel-
lowship hall of the church.
The First United Methodist'
Church will present its fifteenth
annual live nativity scene
December 15, 16, and 17 from
6:00 to 9:00 p.m. It has been a
family tradition ,to take the chil-
dren to see the animals and to
witness the reenactment of
Sunday. morning at, their
11:00 a.m. service the children
will present their Christmas pro-
gram, "Candy Cane Lane". and
the herub Choir will sing.
December 22 the Chancel
Choir will be presenting their can-
tata.at the morning worship ser-
vice. Christmas eve they will have
a candlelight communion service
at 7:00 p.m. Luminaries will light
the walk leading to the church.
The public is Invited to all of
their holiday activities.
t o h, itt
Church of YourF
. ..^ t fcl _
.In Luke 1:46-48 we
In Luke 1:46-48 we
Oliver F. Taylor find, "And Mary said, My
Visitation.Mminstei First' soul magnifies the Lord,
United Methodist church and my spirit iejoices in
God nmySaviour, for He
has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden.
For'behold, henceforth all generations will call
me blessed." ;; ".
God chose Mary to be the one, through whom
Christ would be born. I believe in -the virgin
birth through my faith in God. This does not
mean that I fully understand every facet, biolog-
ically or scientifically of God's will in this matter.
How God chose to bring the human and divine
together will remain a mystery. "
My proof of this is the millions of Christians
throughout the centuries who. proclaim Jesus as
the Son of God. God chose and blessed Mary to
bring His Son-to us as our Saviour. Let's rejoice
in this act of God.
Musical at Glad
The pastor and members of
Clad Tidings Assembly of Gpd in
Wewahitchka cordially invite
everyone to attend a musical
drama I 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.
BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Colimbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
I :MONII WORSHIP 11:00 AM EST
EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM EST
Sunday School.. .. 9:45 im. Disc esip Training 5:00 pm Sunday Evening
Wed. Night it.700 pm'Youth Grou eirig, Bible StuIdy &FPrayer Meeting
. "Otaste and see that the Lord irfo'lWsted is the man that trusteth in Him.'
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Chui~gl47-5026 Home 769-8725
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
__ fFirst Baptist Church,
1.-02 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
r Worship Service 8:30 am
Sunday School 9:45 am
.Worship Service 11:00 am
Disciple Training 6:00 pm
Evening Worship 7:00 pm
S- WednesdayPrayer Meeting ...6:30 pm
Gary Smith : Buddy Caswell
\ Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
first United 9'tethfodist Cihurch
1.11 North 22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church..................... 9:00 am. CT
Church School ................10:15 a. CT
SCHRISTIANITY ON THE MOVE
Dr. Loule Andrews, Pastor Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT
&*^ FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
L U 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
eL SUNDAY WORSHIP. .................:... 0 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL ............................. 11 a.m.
f U s p *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor
Come Find Out What,All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
(1/l10;mile north of Overstreet Road):
The Church of Christ
in Wewahitchkawants to make a difference in yourlife.
Sunday School 9a.m. CDT
Worship Service 10 a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study .. -. 7 p.m.
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
REV. BILL WHITE, PASTOR
Sl .Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Port St. Joes "Port of Victory"
Sunday School ........... ................ 10 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... .........11 a.m.
Sunday Evening ... ............ ..... ..............6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening .............................. .7 p.m.
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Catch dhe il. PortS~tJ oe
THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
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 ...........:30 p.m.
PASTOR Choir Director, Robert E. Downs, Jr.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Bible Study: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. O. Box /58 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
. Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue '
The -Holiday Tour of Homes".
sponsored by the United Metho-
dist Women of the First United
Methodist Church of Port St. Joe,
will be from one until four o'clock
in the afternoon, on Saturday,'
PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 1996
Scho olNe ws
By Linda Whitfield
Middle Schoolers Marine
The Port St. Joe Middle
School Challenge students have
completed a two year study of var-
ious marine species found In St.
Joseph Bay. The marine-life was
observed and studied at the city
park. The completed research has
been displayed In a kiosk located
at Frank Pate Park in Port St. Joe.
The students recently gath-
Port St. Joe
SBY TANYA VARNUM
"STUDENT OF THE WEEK"
This week's 'seventh grade
"Student of the Week" is Crystal,
Watkins. Way to go!
The eighth grade students
will be, taking a-writing test closer
to the end of the year. and there is
no time to waste In preparing for
it. Once every week, the seventh
and eighth grade students devote,
a class period to improving their'
writing skills. They are given a
topic to write on, which is much
like the ones they will see on their
writing tests. Therefore. we are
looking forward to higher test
scores this year.
GIRI'S TURKEY TROT WINNERS
Seventh grade-(l) Mcclain
Howse; (2) Anna Kate Reynolds:
(3) LeeAnn Motley.
Eighth .grade-(1) Misty
Butler: (2) Veronica Adkinsi (3)0
Boy's TURKEY TROT WINNERS
Seventh grade-(1) Rasheed
ered, in the photo above, around
the kiosk with Joy Alles,,Dr. Tim
Nelson (center), and Max Araujo -
The "Challenge" class and
teacher, Joy Alles, wish to
acknowledge and thank the fol-
lowing mentors for their time and
expertise: Dr. Tim Nelson (veteri-
narian), Cathy Bray (marine biol-
Brown; (2) Matt Sasser: (3) Jamie
Eighth grade-(1) Josh Todd;'
(2) Travis Wright; (3) Adam White.
Congratulations to the unde-
feated girl's basketball team. They.
have defeated North Florida
Christian. Wakulla, and Mosley so .
far this season. They will play
North Florida Christian there at
5:00 on'Thursday, December 12.
Way to go and good luckl.
SBoYS' BASEBALL SCHEDULE
13 Wewahitchka Away 4:30
16 Blountstown Away 6:00
17 Marianna Home 6:00
GOOD LUCK. SHARKS!
"THE COACH'S WHISTLE"
Friday, December 6 saw three
basketball -teams travel to
Tallahassee to battle Florida High.
The Port St. Joe Middle School
Junior Sharks started the night's
competition off with a big win.
The Sharks led 28-13 at half time
and never looked back. The final
tally was 57-39.
The Junior Sharks' scoring
was as follows: Travis Woullard,
11; Tremaine Lewis, 10: Seneca
Chambers. 9; Jacob Tankersley,
9;-Isaiah Jenkins, 10: Josh Todd.
6; :Prince Jones, 1: Santiel
The Junior Sharks sustained
previous narrow losses to Chlpley
(five points) and Marianna (eight
points). The seventh grade team
also won their first game at
Florida High in a fifth quarter
After reading ,"Miracle In A
Shoe Box" by Franklin Graham,
the fourth grade decided to send
shoe boxes to Bosnia for the chil-
dren who would otherwise 'not
have a Christmas.
The first grade wanted to join
in after hearing the stories of
Samaritan's Purse and Operation
Together they sent twenty
shoe boxes to North Carolina, and
Last year over 800,000 shoe
boxes were sent by Satnaritan's
purse, inclusive of which is either
a Bible in the language or
Christmas story of Jesus Christ,
Savior of the World. To God Be
but' thanks to .Bill Allen,
Roger ;Loks, Mike Chisholmi and
Torittty Watson for a new ridof
between outir buildings. it doesn't
Tihe Faith Christian Lions,
iEJm grade four through eight.
will be playing Covenaht
'aith Christian School
Christian in Panama City today
(Thursday, December 12th) begin-
ning at 2:30 p.m., eastern time.
There 'will be two games. The
teams will leave the school at 1:00
p.m. and return about 7:00 p.m.
Roger Louks took a group of
students, in grades seven through
twelve, to Camp Victory last week-
end. A good time was had by all.
There was a "Gingerbread
Shop" at Faith Christian this
week on Tuesday, Wednesday,
and Thursday. Students were
able to do, their shopping for
mom, dad, sisters, brothers-,
grandparents, and friends right
,here at school. The prices varied
with a large variety of items
offered. This "simple shopping for
kids" store was sponsored bythe
senior high BETA Club.
Many thanks to the someone
who donated a new chair for our
office. We need one just like it for
our principal's office. Then, we
need someone to sit in itl Please
be in much prayer for a
pastor/ptincipal for Faith Bible
Church/Fallh Christian School
ogist with the' Florida Department
of Environmental Protectiop),
Tracey Wade (marine biologi ),
Keith Shell (chemist with Florida,
Coast Paper Company), Jerry
Edwards (photographer and court
recorder in Bay County), Max'
Araujo (artist), and the City of
,Port St. Joe and Design Studio
West for designing and building
"All Is Revealed"
Though speculation was ram-
pant, Mr. Kelley revealed today
that Dr. David Bldwell will be our
SInterim principal until the end of
school. It came as a pleasant sur-
prise to us. Dr. Bidwell started.his
'principalling' on Tuesday,,
December 10. Welcome aboard!
Bill Carr is WES "Teacher Of
A very deserving Bill Carr
received the honor of being select-
ed by his peers as our choice for
r "Teacher of the Year". Bill,
although a new teacher, has the
r seasoned maturity of older teach-
ers, the excitement of the very
young, and the scope of a sage.
Bill received the news with sur-
prise and joy. His wife, Julle, and
Children, Hope and Jacob, were
pretty proud of their dad,'tool
Summer Grice Is First Grade
"Student Of The Week"
Rhonda Pridgeon chose six
year old Summer Grice, daughter
of Pam and Charles Grice. as her
choice for "Student of the Week".
Summer likes to play with her
puppies and wants to be a doctor
When she grows up. When asked
why. she said, "Because I like to
She likes to play with her sis-
ter Brittany. Her favorites are:
T.V. show, cartoons; color, blue;
SPort St. Joe Elementary School
Students Of The Week
Congratulations to pur
"Students of the Week"
Keasha Fenn, Lacey Williams,
Brittany Barnes, Jessica Mock.
Anna Godwin, Preston Wlgsten,
Ashley White, and Eric Harris.
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.
It's time to make a donation
and get your chance to win the
,World's Largest Christmas
Stocking". Tickets will be avail-
Sable at the Christmas Gift;Shop
for $1.00. The giveaway will be'
held on Friday, December 20.
P.T.O. Chili 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.
/': ,Our enrichment students,
under the direction of Denise
Williams, will present a Christmas
program' on Wednesday, Decem-
Grading Period Ends
The second nine week grading
period ends Friday, December 20.
If you would like to schedule a
parent/teacher conference, please
Due to the Christmas holi-
Gulf County Schools
DECEMBER 16- 20
M 0 N- Ch e e s e b u r ge r,
Peaches, Corn, Milk and
TUES-Chicken With Rice,
English Peas, Fruit Cup. Roll
WEDS-Spaghetti with Meat
Sauce & Cheese, Tossed Salad,
Green Beatns, Roll and Milk,
THUIRS-Chill Dog with Meat
Sauce, Cole Slaw, French
Fries, Milk and Cookie.
FRI-NO LUNCH SERVED.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS ,
days, school' will be dismissed
pearly on Friday. December, 20.
"_iort St. Joe Elementary School-.
S(students wwill be dismissed at
11:30 a.rn. Students return to
school on Tuesday, January 7.;
General Mills Box Tops:
Our school is still collecting
;and General Mills cereal box tops.
Please send them to school.
Prepaid College Program
January 10 is the deadline to
enroll in the Florida Prepaid
College Program. For more infor-
mation, call 1-800-552-GRAD.
Start The Day Right
Studies show young minds
.function best with a healthy
breakfast. If mornings are too
rushed, consider earlier bedtimes
and wake-up times. If breakfast
won't fit into your child's sched-
. ule, check with the school about
Due to the Christmas holl-
'days, schools in Gulf County will
be dismissed, early 'on Friday,
The following is a bus sched-
ule for early dismissal on that
port St. Joe (EST)
SiIghland View Elementary.. 1130
lorth PSJ Elementary........ 11:30
SPort St. Joe Elementary..... 11:35
Port St. Joe Middle School.. 11:50
Port St.'Joe High School.....12:00
Main Street Site (WES) ;......11:45
Linton Site (WES) ...............11:50
WVewahitchka High School... 12:00
Elementary school breakfast
will be served, but lunch will not
be served Friday, December 20.
I Have a safe and happy holl-
SIn Memory of J. T Campbell
When going through the journals of my finite mind
I return to mny childhood to a special place in time,
To pay tribute to a man who meant so much to me
For he was the epitome of what all men Ihould be.
Honesty, integrity and orality touched the lives of
all he kneW He believed in God, Country
kY dahd "To Thine Owh Self Be Thre.
'IA s door Wds always open to friends ard neighbors
arfand hear, Ahd his home Was filled with joy and
Id laughter year after year.
SHis love and devotion to his family helped many
i', people uftdetstand that faith, hope and charity are
God's perfect plan.
SWho can count the numerous deeds he performed
in this place, Or the many lives he touched
S' he swiftly ran the race.
HoW fleeting the precious moments of treasured
rie les ob sweet, Yet the pages of his journal Will
Sever be complete Because they'll be written in
thrihearts of all those he knew;
To be handed down to our children
and-to their children too.
everything he Was asked to dd in life he gave his
SVery best a So for having known Mr. Caripbell
all these years, I am truly blessed.
SCarolyh Hahlon Druy 6/14/96
and song, "Santa Claus Is Coming
To Town". She would like to go to
Pananma City. Summer said this
about herself, "I always try to do
my best in school." Miss Rhonda
said this about her: "Summer is a
very sweet girl. I enjoy having her
in my class.
Summer will receive a free"
'pizza from PJ's Restaurant and
Pizza Kitchen. The name is
changed, but it is the same place
across from the bank. Congratu-
How's That Again?
How I wish' I had written
down all the quips that I've heard
over the years. Here's a couple
During learning center time.
By: Misty Wood
Just a reminder, another
semester is about to come to an-
end and that means semester
exams are just around the corner..
They are scheduled for December
19th and 20th.
The deadline to register for the
SAT to be given In January at Port
St. Joe High School is' Friday,
The Lady Shark's basketball
team gave Florida High a run for
their money last
Friday, but came up
'short in the end.
They also played
"Mosley on Monday
and came out witha
victory. Good job
Lady Sharks. Good
luck to ihe Lady
Sharks as they trav-
:el to Tallahassee on
12th to take on
North Florida Chris-
Congratulations to the boy's
varsity basketball team who was
victorious over two state ranked
teams, Florida High and Godby.
Way to go, Sharks.
The P.O.P.S. Club would like to
thank everyone who participated
in their canned food drive. A spe-
cial thanks go out to Mrs. Riley's
and Mrs, Cathey's first block
.in my room, I have a large bowl of
water, measuring cups and
spoons, etc. Suzanna Whitfield
wanted still more. Spying a funnel
on my science shelf; she came to
me and asked: "Could we use the
tunnel too?" She meant funnel
During our phonics lessonon
Monday, the key word for the final
sound of "fle" was dust ruffle. The
picture was hard to figure out,
but we finally did. Afterwards,
when we were going through the
cards, Johnny Jones called it "dirt
ruffle", instead of dust ruffle.
Children make a lot more sense
than we do sometimes!
A New Grandbaby
Congratulations to CP
teacher Judi Lister and her hus-
band. Mike on the addition of a
new grandbaby. She is McKenna
Katherine Waters. daughter of
Aimee and Bill Waters' of
Tallahassee. She was born on
November 25 and weighed 6.9
pounds. Whoever called them
"grandchildren" surely knew what
the word "grand" means!
You are, invited to a
Christmas play at WES on
Wednesday, December 18 at 8:15
and 9:00. It will be presented by
the students in the classes of Kim
Ludlam. Doris Jean Whitten, and
classes Who. collected the most
Scans. The club would also like to
announce that for their Christmas
activity, they are participating in
the "Pick an Angel" program. They
will be buying gifts for nine chil-
dren to help assure that they have:
a Merry Christmas.
The Keyette's toy drive was.a
great success. They raised close to
500 toys and a congratulations
goes "out to .Mrs.
Patterson's 4th block
class for collecting
the most toys.'
I' The' -hysics class
of Port St. Joe High
School is holding its
first ever senior slave
auction on Thursday,
December 12th. They
will be the slaves of
their buyers all day
Friday. They are also
asking $1 donations
for a chance to win $100 in gas.
The drawing will be held on
December 20th. All money raised
will go to help pay for their trip.
The NJROTC will be giving
away a color television before the
holidays. Donations 'of $1.00 can
be made to any NJROTC student.
All money raised will help fund
their trip to San Diego. The draw-
ing will be ~eld on December 20.
A Guaranteed Cleaning!
Under New Ownership Ken Hicks alk/a Chuck Bear
Water Damage Odors
NO HIDDEN COSTS!!
ALL JOBS INCLUDE:
Pre-spray treatment of stains
Special treatment of heavily soiled areas
Most furniture moved
A deodorizer of your choice
3 rooms for $45.00.
L-shaped OR over 300 sq, ft. rm. may require additional charge.
mImPUBL KICNkOTICES I
IN 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,
JOHN WILLIAM McLEMORE.
PENNY McDANIELS a/k/a PENNY
McLEMORE, as the Personal
NOTICE OF ACTION
MOTION FOR APPROVAL.OF SETTLEMENT .
TO ADDELUNE MASSEY WHITEN, FERN
LOUISE MASSEY HAGEMAN. AND THE DESCEN-
DANT(S) OF BILL ANDERSON, OSCAR HOLMES,
AND ETHEL DAY, AND ANY OTHER PERSON
CLAIMING ANY INTEREST DIRECTLY OR INDI-
RECILY, IN THE ESTATE OF JOHNNY MERLE
YOU ARE NOTIFIED of the probate of the
Estate of Johnny Merle McLemore Massey, Gulf-
County, 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 am., CST, In the
Calhoun County Courthouse, Blountstown,
Florida. and you are required to serve your defers-
es or objections. or otherwise. In said case within
30 das f h fi" r sE drrla~p nof 11hli~adonn of &.l.
but such comments or requests must be received
by 5 o'clock p.m. on January 2, 1997.
No further public notice will be provided regarding
this (these) applicationss. Publication of this notice
constitutes constructive notice of this permit appli-
cation to all substantially affected persons. A copy
of the staff reports) must be requested In order to
remain advised of further proceedings and any
public hearing date. Substantially affected persons
are entitled to request an administrative hearing
regarding the proposed agency action by submit-
ting a written permit request according to the pro-
visions of 40A-1.521, Florida Administrative Code.
Notices of Proposed Agency Action will be mailed
only to persons who have'fled such requests.
Itc, December 12, 1996.
SALE OF SURPLUS SCHOOL EQUIPMENT
The Gulf County School Board is receiving bids for
the sale of one (1) used school bus (1982
International, 65-passenger, gasoline engine). The
surplus equipment may be inspected by contacting
Mr. S. M Eubanks at (904) 227-1204 or 639-5630
or Mr. Clinton Brownell at (904) 227-1204. The bus
is located at the School Bus Garage in Port St Joe
on Long Avenue Extension. The,bid will be on an
"AS-IS" basis, and each successful bidder will be
required to remove the equipment from school
property. Bid forms are available at the above
address. Interested persons must use the bid form
and submit It In a sealed envelope marked Bid #97-
023 and addressed to Mr. S. M. Eubanks, Gulf
County Schools, 150 Middle School Road, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456. The bid deadline is 12:00 Noon.
E.T., December 20, 1996. Board action will take
place on January 14, 1997 at the regular meeting.
2tc, December 12 and 19, 1996.
Notice or you may be forever barred If no such CITY OF PORTST. JOE DOWNTOWN
written document is filed within said time. you REVITALIZATION ROJECT #019164
shall be barred If you do not appear at the sched-. CDBG#96DB-1E.-02-S-02-C04
uled hearing stated herein and at that ume and NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS ,
place make an objection to all proceedings con- The City Commission of Port St. Joe. FIcrida. will
gained in said Estate In addition. Addelne Masse recene sealed bids from any qualilled person. com-
Whlen. Fern Louise Massey Hageman. and the pan, or corporauon Interested In constructing the
descendent(s) of Bllie Anderson. Oscar Holmes cllvrlng proJecL
and Ethel Day (llegiumate daughter of Garmsn OWNTOWN EVITALIZTION
Tellrington Masse),. or any other person or per- PORT ST. JOE DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION
sons claiming an interest in the Estate of Johnnie Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Is.
Merle McLemore Massey. may receive a full topv of funding the Downtown Improvement project in
the proposed Settlement Agreement from the Gulf conjunction with matching city funds. The United
S County Clerk of Circuit Court, or by contacting -States Department of Housing and Urban
Counsel for.,the Personal Representative. That Developmeit (HUD) appropriates CDBG funds. All
Addeline Masse Whitten. Fern Louise Massey contractors submitting bids should review the
Hageman, and the descendants) of -Bllie Federal Regulations applicable to this project. -
Anderson, Oscar Holmes, and Ethel Day (illegiti- Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-
mate daughter of Garrison Telrington Massey), or Rish, Inc., 402 Reld Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida
any other person or persons claiming an Interest in 32456. (904) 227-7200. Plans can also be viewed at
the Estate of Johnnie Merle McLemore Massey. the following locations-
should file any objections-to the proposed 201 h F Sree ensaco FL
Settlement Agreement In writing prior to the F. W. Dodge. 201 South F Street. Penaoa. FL
Hearing with the Clerk of Gulf County Circuit 32501. (904) 433-3597
Court. Probate Division. ard serve copies of all,. -CMD. 4077 Woodcock Drive. Sulte 101, .
written objections on counsel for the Personal Jacksonville. FL 32207. (904) 396 4048
Representative. You will please notice that the -F. W. Dodge. Coyer Complex Ellis Building, Suite
above-styled case Is a Gulf County Circuit Court 108 Execuuve Center Drive. Tallahassee. FL
Case. but that the hearing scheduled for March 3. 3230:-1331, 1904) 877-6987.
1997 shall be In the Calhoun Counry Courthou-e Completion date for this project will be 120 days
located in Blountstown. Florida. from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to
Dated this 2nd day of December. 1996. the successful bidder. Liuidated damages for fall-
BILL A CORBIN ure to complete the project on the specified date,
305 Fannin Avenue will be set at S1.500.00 per day.
Blountstown. FL 32424 Please Indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed
904/674-5424 IFa: 674-31271 bid. the bid number and what the bid is for.
Fla. Bar ID No. 0146302" Along with the bid. contractors are to submit a bid
Attorney lo Personal RepresenLaUte .bond amounting to 5 percent of base bid. Before
4tc, December 5. 12. 19 &nd 26. 1996. finalizing a contract, contractors are to furnish
performance. labor and material bonds amounting
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH to I00 percent of contact sum. These bonds shall
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF be countersigned by an authorized agent who is a
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY resident in Florida. who L qualified for the execu
ASSOCIATES FINANCE INC., tion of such In struments. and the bond shall have
ASSOCIATES FINANCE, INC., attached thereto Power of Attorney of the signing
vs. CASE NUMBER. 96-171 Bids. accompanied by the Public Entity Crime
RONALDW. SIRMONS. etal. Statement and Bid Bond. must be submitted upon
De pendants dthe standard forms furnished by Preble-Rish. The
efendan 'bid must conform to Section 287.13313) Florida
BAY BANK & TRUST CO., Statutes. on public entity crimes. The right Is
Counter-P laintirand CrossFPlaitinlT. reserved, as the Interest ot the Owner may require.
vs. to reject any and all bids and to waive any Infor-
.'ASSOCIATES FINANCE. INC. nl., ry In bids recelhed
CoAnter-Defe t. Attenton of bidders is called to the Licensing Law
Counter-Defendan. of Florida All bidders must comply with all appllc-
and able state and local laws concerning licensing, reg.
RONALD W. SIRMONS A/K/A/ RONALD istratlon and regulation of contractors doing busl-
SIRMONS. et al. ness In Florinda
Cross-Defendants Attention of the bidders Is particularly called to the
requirements as to condilons of employment to be
NOTICE OF SALE observed and minimum wage rates to be paid
under the Contract. Section 3 Segregated
NOTICE Li hereby glen that pursuant to a Facillues. Section 109. Execulihe Order 11246.
Final Judgment In Foreclosure as Io Count I of tlie. ... and .all applicable laws and regulations of the
Counterclaim taied the 3 d3) of December '1996. Federal Government and State of Florida.
in the aboe-sl31ed cau'e,1 will sell% t1 tEhe(hlg4..hfrigr .^..^te I l Opponunl
d"=e l -=1e ....- l ",, d. -,' rtyo o e is an Equal Opsortunity
bidder lor ca-h In the lonb- at Noi daor o e Emperand encourages minority an women
Gulf County Courthousenr Port St. Joe. Flonda. Bt Empluer and encourages minority and women
1100 am.. on the 16th day cf January. 1997. de owned businesses to participate in this project as
prime or sub contractor
following descrnbed propertE set ford, In the Final Bids wll be received until 4-00 p.m.. Eastern Time.
Judgment on January 7, 1997. at the Port St. Joe City Hall.
Beginning at the SouF-twest Corner of the 305 Flfth Street. Port St Joe. Florida 32456. and
Southeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of will be opened and read aloud on January 7. 1997.
Secton 24. TowsT.hlp 4 South. Range 10 at 8:00 p.m.. Eastern Time. The Board reserves the
West: thence run Northu 96 feet for the right to reject any and all bids.
point Cof beginning thence run East 50 Cost for Plans and SpecrifcaUons will be $300.00
feec thence run South -o leeL thence run per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be
'West 50 feec tnence run North 86 feet to made payable to PREBLE-RISH. INC.
the Point of Beginning. I1. December 12. 1996.
WITNESS rn) hand and seal of the Court or,
the 3rd day of December. 1996. STATE OF FLORIDA
Clerk of e Circuit Cour DEPARTMENT OF
Bv /s/ M. Vaughan -DEPARTMENT OF
Deputy Clerk ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
2tc. December 12 and 19. 1996 NOTICE OF PERMIT ISSUANCE
INVITATION TO BID
Gull Cc.aSt Communlt, College District Board of
Trustees is exrtendln an Inliaotn to all qualified
companies to subrrit a bid on a contract for The
Gulf-Franklin Center involving approximately
16.000 gross square feet. T .e Center will be loc.at-
ed in Port Sr Joe. Flondx The work shall consist
oflsite preparations. general conrruccln. n. mechan-
ical anid electriCcal ork
Bids shall be a lump sum pnce, segregated bids
shall not be accepted. B shallbe receed b the
coordinator of purchasing Administration
Building, Ro.:m 126 5230 AWst U.S Highway 98.
Panama CIr Florida 32401-1058. Tuesday .
January 7. 1997. until 2 p m. C.S T. (local umel
Bids recelhed after ihL3 tune shall not be accepted
Imnm ediatell following the deadline. ire bids shall
be opened and read aloud in the Gardrer Seminar
Room located adjacent to the Adminlsuraron
Federal paroclpauo n In thu projectii s approm.
maitely 20 percent of the total estimated ccst of the
Drawings,and specinlca.u.n- ms, be esaruined at
the offie of the architect. Kendrick Dam~d-Dowing
Architect. Inc I I I Fern R:.ad SE. Fort W\\'lon
Beach. Flonrda., and 'he f,:lloun plan roorrs
Dodge Plan Ro.omn Perc-acola and Tallaassee..
Fri.nda. Ddoge Pla-i Roonms. B-n-inghamn- and
S. Mntgomerv Alabama. Dodge SCAN. Adarta.
General contractors ma, obtain r -n (2) seu cof the
documenIt at the office of h architect by deposit-
Ing the sum of $1 75 00 Ior each set of dotiments
This sum Is refundable as set l:rt-, In the
Insurucuons a.- Bidlder AddiL.onal se-ts ma) be
purchaseJ frr the ;.,ni of S17500 uhlch s niot
Bidders shall be contract)rv who are licrmrnlly
engaged in con-,rrucL:rn and shall be Ilcei-ed as
may be required under --sung federal. state and
local laws Only bids from q:Jualfled conLrcti,rs
shall be considered Before a .lJ d s considered for
award. the bidder ma, be requested I:. submrit a
statement ret'rding his :r her prelnous expenence
In perormlngr comparable wuork. bu lines. and
technical oriarnizal rJon,. inan:l.l res.--.rce and
plant av-.liable to be u.ed In per rmrning the work
A prebid meeting is s.:hediied lfor 10 a.m.. C S T,.
Wednesday December 1I. 1996 in the Gardner
Seminar Room at GiulfCoasi Cominunir) Ccllege
Each bid shall be accompaJied by a cashier's-
check or bid bc.nd in the amount of tire percent
(5%6). ofthe base bid, plus alternatives, if any.
Adequate inmurrace ccierage an sutpulated mn the
contract dccurmeiL, and perfiorrmance and pay-
ment bonds will be requulied of the successful bid-
The District Board of Trustees reserves the right to
waive an irregblanones aindj reject iar aiid/or all
bids No bid may be witUdrawin ifjr slxt) 160) days
after the actual cl)k-iig time for receipt of bids 197'
2tc. December 12 and 19. 1996.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR WATER USE PERMIT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter
373. Florida Statutes, the following applications)
.or water use permlt(s) has,(have) been recelved-by
the Northwest Florida Water Management District
'Application number I 05416 filed 11/18/1996
Jullan Ajideront Route 1, Box 145-G, Wewa-
hitchka FL 324.65
-Requesting.a maximum, withdrawal of 3.000 gal-
lons-per. day from thh Floridan Aquifer System
for Public supply use byan existing facility.
General withdrawal locatlon(s) In Gulf County:
T7S, R8W, Sec. 5
Interested persons may object to or comment upon
the applications or submit a written request for a
copy of the staff reports) containing proposed
agency action regarding the applicatloi(s) by writ-
ing to the Division of Resource Regulation of the
Northwest Florida Water Management District.
Route 1. Box 3099, Havaia. Florida 32333-9700.
The Deparment of Envlronmental Protection glues
notice of is permit issuance (File No. DF23-
' 2961211) to the Florida Gas Transmission
Company. P. Box 945100. Maidand. Florida
32794-5100. to construct two retaining wall. on
the Intracostal Waterway.
The project site Is located on the Intracostal
Waterway. mile marker 321.3 EHL, Section 514
and 23. Township 6 South. Range ll.West Gulf
A person whose substanual Interests are affected'
Need Extra Cash?
Place Your Classified
Ad With Us
Need room mate for 4 bedroom house.'
Call 227-3605. 2tp 12/12
Leather golf bag and wood bedroom
set. 227-3511. tfc 11/7
The Gulf County Board of. County Commission
has cancelled their next regular meeting
scheduled for Tuesday, December 24, 1996.
The next regular meeting is scheduled for
STuesday, January 14,1997. ; ,
NATHAN PETERS, Jr.
PuOhbin December 12 and 19. 1996
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.
by the Department's proposed decisions in this
permit may petition applicant and the parties list-
ed below must be filed within 14 days of receipt of
this intent Petitions filed by other persons must be
filed within 14 days of publication of the public
notice or within 14 days of their receipt of this
Intent, whichever occurs first Third party petition-
ers shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant
at the address indicated above at the time of filing.
Failure to file a petition within, this time period
shall constitute a waiver of any right such persons
may have to request and administrative determi-
nation (hearing) under Section 120.57, F.S. The
petition must be'filed (received) n
Department of Environmental Protection
Office of General Counsel. MS# 35
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000
The petition must contain the Information set forth
(a.) The name, address, and telephone number
of each petitioner, the applicant's name and
address, the Department Permit File Number
and the county In which the project Is pro-
(b.) A statement of how and-when each peti-.
.toner received notice of the Department's
action or proposed action;
(c.) A statement of how each petitioner's sub-
stantial interests are affected by the
Departments action or proposed acuon ,
S(d.)l A statement of material'facts disputed by
Petitioner, If any;
(e.) A statement of facts'which petitioner' con-
tends warrant reversal or modlficauion of the
Departments action or proposed action-
:i.) A statement of which rules or statutes peti-
toner contends require reversal or modilcsa-
tlon of the Department's action or proposed.
(g.) A statement of the relief sought by pell.
tidner. sLaung precisely the action peauoner
wants the Department to take with respect to
the Department's action or proposed acuon
If a petition is filed the administrats e hearing
process will constitute a renewed determination of
the Department's decision on the applicaun.
Accordingly. the Department's final action may be
different from the position taken by it in this
Intent Persons whose substantial Interests will be
Affected b) any decision of the Department wid-
regard to'the application have the right to petioon
Sto become a party o the proceeding The petition
must cc.nform to the requirements specified ab0e
and be filed (received) within 14 da)s of receipt of
this intent, In the Omce of General Counsel at the
abose address. Failure to petition within the
allowed time frame constitutes a waiver of any right
such person has to request a hearing under
Section 120.57, F.S.. and to participate as a party
to this proceeding. Any subsequent Internenuon
will only be at the approval of the presiding officer
upon motion field pursuant to Rules 28-5 207 and
609-2 010, F.AC.
Itc, December 12,:1996.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
S FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 96-42 '
IN RE: The.Estate of
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
MARION PARISH. deceased. File Number 96-42, is:
pending In the Circuit Court for Gull County.
Flonda, Probate Division. the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse. 1000 5th Street. Port SL
Joe. Florida 32456. The name and address of the
Personal Representatdie and her attorney are set
forth below. .
All interested persons are required to file
,WITIhN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THS NOTICE. II) All
claims against the estate and 12) any objection by
an Interested person on whom notice was served
that challenges the validity of the Will. the qualifi-
catons of the Personal Representauve venue or
Jurisdiction of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
DATE of the first publicauon of this Notce of
Administration is December 12. 1996
Is/ THOMAS S GIBSON
RISH & GIBSON. P.A.
303 4th Street
P. O. Box 39
Port Sr. Joe. Florida 32456
1 (9041 229-F82 I "2 '" ..
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
SFL BAR NO. 0350583
/s/ MARY ANN FLOWERS
SAN AMNONIO. TX 78217-5102 .
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE ,
2rc. December 12 and 19. 1996
A 606 Garrison Ave.
S This and That!
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1 606 Gariison Ave.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 1996 PAGE 5B
L ho it OrLoalMrcans
SRep. Will Visit
According to Social Security
F JdministraUon District Manager,
Si James W. Taliaferro, most social
security business can be handled
,:, over the phone. You are invited to
call Social Security at 1-800-772-
If this is not possible, you
may come to the office located at
30 West Government Street in
Panama City. The office is open
SMonday through Friday from 8:30
,a.m. to 3:30 p.m., except on
: If you cannot go to Panama
City, you may meet the Social
Security representative when
he/she visits Port St. Joe, on the
first arid third Monday of each
SThe next scheduled visit will
..)be in the Gulf County Courthouse
Son December 16th from 11 a.m.
until noon (ET).
-*'il^1:1 ^ '^ ^ ;'
Sneakers & Your Feet
Sneakers were meant as a form
.of shock absorber. They were. first
intended for basketball players
with good muscular development
who needed help absorbing vertical
Now sneakers are made for
many sports, but one of the biggest
problems arises when people Who
wear them believe that they'll pro-
vide protection from abuse and
overuse of the feet. '
Someone whose feet and legs
are not in excellent condition who
wears bulky sneakers instead of
regular shoes may be more prone to
bling or falling :j
and spraining "
an ankle be-
cause they are .. ,,
actually less stable in the sneak-
ers than in a pair of shoes.
If you have doubts about
which footwear Is appropriate for
you, or sustain a foot injury, see
Presented in the interest
of better foot care by:
DR. STEPHEN J. GROSS, PODIATRIST
HIGHWAY 98 EASTPOINT
(904) 670-8999 -,"
This year give your family the gift of knowledge & learning.
NEX MICRO is offering
Pionex Pentium 133 mhz Multimedia System for only
$1,899 including loads of software and a Princeton
15" monitor. See this system at
Jeanie's Let' Knit Yarn Shop
234 Reid Avenue Downtown Port St. Joe.
Reserve yours today to ensure delivery for Christmas.
Stop in today to browse and check out this fantastic offer!
Call Ron Bordelon at 227-6590 or 647-8339
rfor more information
Check Out Our Line of Accessories.
31c December 12
^~ --- -? --.r -^ ^ R -
LIGHTHOUSE UTTI IES COMPANY
P. Box 428
SPort St. Joe, Florida 32457
: Attention to the Residents of
Cape Plantation, Ponderosa Pines
and Jones Homestead
Water Service Is
availablee to You!
Rates are as follows:
$14.40 base service charge
$3.03 per 1,000 gallons
Installation Special for Limited Time Only!
1,050 for Homes on the same side as main
$1,150 for Homes on the opposite side of main
(road bore required)
Up to 24 months to pay installation charges at NO interest!
Call 227-7427 for more details
BEST FOOT FORWARD
By: Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist
PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 1996
... ..-... . ..;. . .
.. LULrie ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
5S for each additional word.
$2.00 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
~:~I-. .--.- - - - - - - - - -~ L:i
": '**. .'*'* '. '* ';";";"*':*'."."."'":.':"."..,
f*l. .* .* .
1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic, ap-
prox. 15,000 ;mi., 4 dr.; champagne
colored, V-8 engine, elec, windows &
door locks, anti-lock brakes & air
bags, am/fin cassette. Asking
$15,525 (retail value). Contact 639-
5372 Ifinterested. .2tc 12/12
1979 Jeep Cherokee Chief, 4 wd, new
motor & tires. Some rust, riris good.
Asking $1,200. 647-5648. Itp 12/12
1990 Lincoln Town Car, $9,000. Can
be seen at 106 Victoria Ave., Highland
View. 229-6449. Itc 12/12
STake over payments on 1996 laser red;i
Mustang, looks real nice. Call 229-
6859... 2tp 12/5
1988 Chevrolet Corsica. 2.8 liter. V-6
w/air & auto. trans., power windows.
clean 56.000 miles. $3,000 firm. Call
" after 7:00 p.m., 647-5315. 2tp 12/5
Need Extra Cash?
.Place Your Classified
Ad With Us'
12' bateau fiberglass boat, 15 hp,
Evinrude motor, trailer, new paint,
asking $850. Call 647-5648.
1988 375 Ranger boat, 150 hp Mercu-
ry motor, asking $9,500 Call 639-
4221. 3tc 11,/28
Two 24' long pontoons, $600. Call
229-8715. 4tp 11/28:
Beachside: condo/townhouses, 2
bdrm., 2 ba. fully furnished. $550
month w/$250 security deposit. Call
648-8487. 3tc 12/12
At St. Joe Beach, small pool house for
rent. January Ist. furnished or unfur-
nished. electricity, garbage, water.
cable included. $385 plus deposit
Call 647-3545. 2tp 12/12
3 bdrm., 2 ba. fenced.backyard, stor-
age shed, single car garage, $725 mo.,
220 Kim kove, Me.xico Beach. Call
648-5792 after,5 p.m. 2tc 12/5
Furnished 1 bedroom apartment. Call
229-9000 or 229-2727. tfc 12/5
4478 W. Hwy. 98, Casa Del Mar Apt.
2. Call 647-3371. ask For Debbie.
2 bedroom trailer at 2042 Trout St.;
Highland View. $250 month + util.
647-3875 or 235-3426. tfe 11/28'
Mexico Beach, 3 bdrm., brick, sun-
room, gulf vibw, long term. 4 bdrm.
beachside, completely furnished,
short term, no pets. 648-8005.
Safe 'N Dry
214 3rd St., PSI, FL
Clmat-controlled no mildew
2 bdrm. house and garage on Hwy. 98
& Atlantic St, St. Joe Beach, $500
mo. + utilities. Call 647-3875 or 235-
3426. tfe 11/28
MOBILE HOME/RV PARK. Lots
available. Grocery store, laundrymat,
liquor store, hardware, indoor flea
market on premise. 1 mile to public
boat ramp. Full hook-ups available.
THE JUNCTION, Hwy. 71 & 73, 639-
$5608. tfc 12/5
iCommercial building, '103 Garrison
Avenue. Building includes 2 office
:spaces with storage area, cen. heat/
ac, (1,352 sq. ft.), plus covered stor-
Iage area (450 sq. ft.). Call 229-6914.
Howard Creek for rent. 2 bedroom
house, completely furnished. Call
827-2884. tfc 11/21
2 bdrm. trailer, partially furnished. in
Highland View on Ling St. 227-1260.
Experienced Piano/Voice. Instruc-
'tor offers personalized, fun approach
to music for all ages. Innovative
scheduling minimizes impact on busy
lifestyles. Individual or group lessons
- 15 '- $30. January openings are
limited. Call Kathryn Kalahan before
Dec. 22, 648-4782. 2tc 12/12
THE BEACHES HOUSE/PET SIT-
TERS. Collect mail / check lights /
locks / etc. Feed & exercise your pets.
As low as $6.00 a day. Mow grass /
pool care/etc. Willing for extra $$. Re-
liable couple. Contact Ron & Maxine
Leopold at 648-4204 anytime/leave
message. tfc 12/5
Port St. Joe Serenity Group
Open Meeting: Sunday 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 p.m.
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. meetings at 1st United
Methodist Church, PSJ
Catherine L. Collier
Independent Sales Representaove
211 Alen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
SCarpentry, Home Repairs
& Maintenance Services
S Pressure Washing &
27 years experience
: All Work Guaranteed
COINS BY THE BAYI
I, buy and sell old coins anid paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8104. .Buis. 229-6803.
T.V. 8 V.C.R.
Sales 8 Service
Zenith G.E. RCA & Magnavox
Factory Authorized Service
We Service Wnat We Sell
Badcock Home Furnishings Center
310 Reid Ave., Port St Joe,
STax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
TLC LAWN SERVICE
'"Cateing to All Your Lann Service Needs"
MOWING. EDGING. TRIMMING, SPRAYING,
FERTILIZING. WEEDING. CLEAN OUTS.
SPRINKLER REPAIR. AND LANDSCAPING
Call 2296435 tc 416
: ^j WORK
S Bush, '
& Land Levelling
Call Matt Walker
Roger Stokes 647 "332 "
New Construction Repairs
PUMP REPAIR & SALES LICENSED INSTALLERS
4H & MIV IRRIGATION
for All Your Watering Needs
HAL KEELS FREE 229-2738
JAMES WILEY ESTIMATES 227-7205
Pewe Heating & Cooling
LICENSED INSURED SALES AND SERVICE.
AIC Heating Ice Machines Cqmm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce: Phone: 229-2665
State Uc. #RAso00~s4 229-COOL
LOANS D 8 J PAWN SHOP
S"The Little 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
SHarmon's Heavy Equipment co.
S' Specializing in Black Top Soil
BULLDOZERS BACKHOES LOADERS TRACTORS DUMP TRUCKS
648-8924 OR. 648-5767 if no answer
LIC = PIrF-I0on5 42
FIIEE CSTlMIATS 1G'e 5 in ,
S. '. ER 0011613
.. JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
SE. MODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
INSTALLATION OP WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
POT ST. JO. : MINOr, CLECTFRICAL29
PoRl'r ST. JOE. FLORIDA 904/229-6821
Steppin High Riding Stables
Riding Lessons $10
BASIC RIDING SKILLS
AND BASIC HORSECARE
Gift Certificates Available
Renee Thomas 639-4161
Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Port St. Joe Call229-6326
Specializing ftReroofs *
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price"
C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root..,.
rake, front-end loader, lot clearirh,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Pt. 2. Box A1C. Port St. Joe
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
* Residental Custom Vood
A 8 R Fence
Fearing and Conerete Work
Moer FIechmann FREE Elr ate;
Ell'l 91 9S15646 19041 647-4047
Average Stump $10.00
A 1 Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises. Inc.
MOWING RAKING WEEDING
Serving Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach,
Port St Joe & Wewahitchka
"I will work for YOU!" CLYDE SANFORD
Mexico Beach, FL
Total Pool Maintenance
& Lawn Care Packages,
As always call us for your
SALL WORK GUARANTEED
INSURANCE FREE ESTIMATES
348 Santa Anna St.
St. Joe Beach 32456
SHouses, Driveways, Patios,
Sidewalks, Mobile Homes,
Faye's Nail &
TOTAL NAIL CARE
Certiied Nail Technician
1905 Long Ave., Port St. Joe
Wolff Tanning System Call for Appt.
Plus Small Engine Repairs
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First St.
5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112
BOB'S PAINT &
29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HE'ACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
Termite & Pest Control.
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
* Flea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
1 FAMILY OWNED
S0 PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
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.- $625 mo.
Call Rosasco Realty. Available Oct. 1,
1996. 227-1774. tfc 12/5
2 bedroom. 1 bath trailer at'St. Joe
Beach, $300 month, $200 deposit.
647-3278 or 827-2906. tfc 12/5
Liberty Manor Apts., .102 Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Afforda-
ble housing for the elderly and the
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient .const, stove & refrig., fur-
nished, fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
539 Duval St. $39,900
2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Land: 2 lots (60'x130' total)
SPECIAL FEATURES One story frame bungalow exlensPRly PORT ST. JOE
remodeled n 195. New hiringg cen hea: air, water hear, updal- 227-1450
ed bath & more! Lg liv. rm.. separate dimmg A& amil)-sue kuichen
with eat-n area. Spadou. back yard, lot is fenced. Price includes
range, freezer, blinds, new ceiling eano.
Wewa Serenity Group, Presbyterian Alcoholics Anonymous, Surfuide Se-
Church. Hwy. 71, ,Al Anon meets renity Group, meets Mon., Wed. Fri.,
Monday at 7:00. AA. meets Monday at 7:30 p.m. CSTat Ist United Metho-
and Thursday at 7:00. dist Church. 22nd St, Mexico Beach.
GULF COAST COATINGS
CUSTOM RESIDENTIAL PAINTING
SServing Gulf, Calhoun and Bay Counties(
Licensed and Insured Sr. Discounts Free Estimates.
6393570 tfc 12/12
Custom Kitchen and Bath
Jeff Powell, Owner
580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (904) 648-4088
& Ca... iysde, /"
West of Blountstown 2 Miles Charlie Wood Road
Hours: Monday through Friday, 4:30 to 630 p.m. CT,
SSaturday, 9 to 5 CT
Phone: (904) 674-4105 Fax: (904) 674-8580
A/C, Heating, Refrigeration, and Ice
Ventilatiodn Sheet Metal Fab. Natural
Gas & Electrical, Equipment Contractor
Service :C6; 10 j,
Service Co. Wewahitcka FL32465
State Mech #RM066465 Ernie "Cooter" Harden/Owner
Phone 904-639-2454 Cel. Ph. #227-5036 tc 6/20
O0, J -CUSTOM HOME PLANS
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
Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SEIFEWRT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (904) 229-9292 P'. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 ti 1/4 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Let us do the caring while you're away
CARE IN YOUR HOME, SERVICE LOW AS $8.00 A DAY
Serving Port St. Joe and the Surrounding Areas
Call Joey and Marie Romanelli
(904) 229-1065 tc 1/14
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 1996
MISC. FOR SAT I
One treadmill, in mint condition ,
$100. Call 227-1392. Itp 12/12
No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
then with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St. Joe Furni-
ture, 227-1251. tfc 12/5
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
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.,
cen. h&a, screen porch, carport &
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
*New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2.
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
*S C ll2 d r^^ nm- tome.,a uti. heat
*One bedroom apa
Call 229-6777 after
2 bedroom furni
term rental. Park
Mobile home lots
Beach. Call 648-54
One and two bedr
blocks from beach
1250, ask for Mar
Apt. for ren
Port St. Joe.
Apt. for rent
ba., cen. h/a
from 12:00 noon u
Saturday. Dec. 14t
- 5:00 p.m. at 521
Yard Sale: Variety
8 a.m. noon. If
Sixth St., PSJ.
Yard Sale: Saturda
Wnk ehiathe S
The City of Port St. Joe is accepting
applications for the following position:
$32,000 TO $36,000 STARTING
/ UTILITY MECHANIC I
HEAVY EQUIPMENT SUPERVISOR
Application and job description may
be picked up (or requested in writing)
and returned to the Municipal Build-
ing, 305 Fifth St., Port St. Joe, FL
32456. Application deadline is 12-27-
The City of Port St. Joe enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. 2tc 12/i2
hook -up. Custodian: The Gulf county School
rtmenL washer/ Board Is receiving applications for
Custodian. Persons having applica-
er 7 p.m. tons on file in the School Board Of-
tfc 12/5 flee and wishing to be considered for
this position must request to have
shed and uur their application submitted. Applloa-
ished and unfur, tons may be picked up and shoulcdbe
immediately. Lone sent to Mr. Buddy Floore. Coordina-
er Realty. Mexico tor, 150 Middle School Rd., Port St.
tfe 12/5 Joe, FL 32456. Application deadline is
f Dec. 20, 1996, 3:90 P.M., E.T. The
for rent in Med5 Gulf county School Board Is an'equal
76. tfc 12/5 opportunity employer. 2t12/12
oom apartments. 2 The Gulf Co. Senior Citizens have a
i Call 1-912-24- part-time position for an on-site su-
yin after 8:30 p.m.
S 'tfer 1.2/5 pervlslon position in Port SL Joe. Ap-
S/ plicant must be 60 years old. have
own dependable transportation, pass
a a physical, and meet income guide-
rag' e : lines. Applications will be accepted at
the Senior Citizens Center in Port St.
do s Joe. For more information call the
kits. Senior Center at 229-8466.
6 The Senior Citizens are'an Equal Op-
b2001 portunity Employer and funded by
the State of Florida., arid federal' gov-
ernment. I t 12/12
it, downtown The Gulf Co. Senior Citizens have a
517 1/2 4th part-time Sitter Position available. Ap-
rs apartment, plicant must be 60 years old. have
rs apa own dependable transportation. pass
Sbath. Call a physical, and meet income guide-
25.00 mo. lines. Applications will be accepted at
tfc 12/5 the Senior Citizens Center in Pore SL
Joe until Dec. 19. 1996. For more in-
formation call the Senior Center at
t, 2 bdrm., 1 229-8466.
The Senior Citizens are an Equal Op-
a, carpet, ap- portunity Employer and funded by
ill Kenny at the State of Florida and federal gov-
r Phil, 227- emnent. 2t 12/5
tfc 12/5 The Gulf County School Board is ac-
cepting applications for Secretary III
(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-
FrI c. 1h proximately $11954 per contract
Friday, Dec. 13th year. A Job description and appllca-
mti ,5:00 p.m. and don form are available from the Dis-
h from 10:00 a.m. trict Office or Port St. Joe Elementary
8 8th St.. Port S School. The application form is to be
:Itp 12/12 sent to Mr. Gerald Lewter. Principal.
Port St. Joe Elementary School, 2201
of Items. Saturday. Long Ave.. Port St Joe, FL 32456. Ap-
rain. cancel. 212 plication deadline is Dec. 12. 1996 at
Itp 12/12 2:30 P.M., E.T. The Gulf county
Dec. 14. Pelcan School Board is an equal opportunity
... Dec. 4 : employer. 2t 12/5
Suwanee Swifrltv at
WVaI. ELiJ IU LI ..,LZM t.ane a-.t. UL
St Joe Beach. 8:30 am. until NO ear-
ly sales. clothes. Jewelry. sheets, love-
seat and more. Itp 12/12
Yard Sale: SaL, Dec. 14, 8 a.m. 801'
16th St. Toys. Christmas decorations,
Christmas tree. Lots of great stuff.
Huge Garage & Yard Sale Dec. 13,:
14 and 15, rain or shine. 5090. six
miles out on C-30. Items include '86o
ihevy van, 21' Airstrein trailer. 2
boats & trailers. 12-pc. living room
suite, microwave, pots, china, glass- .
ware, drapes, spreads & pillows.
Women's and men's clothing. And' lots
of other things. Don't miss Itl
Garage Sale: corner of Selma & Ala-
bama St, St. Joe Beach. Boys & girls'
clothes, toys. chest of drawers, vanity,
and miscellaneous. 8:00 until 1:00
p.m.Saturday. Dec. 14th. Itp
Yard Sale: Just in time for Christmas.
Glassware, Christmas decorations,
nice jewelry, gifts. 1704 Garrison Ave.
Saturday. 8-12. Itc 12/12
Saturday, Dec. 14, 9-3. Tables & ta-
bles of new Christmas items, nativi-
ties. angels, pigs. Noah's .Ark. Lots of
small affordable gifts & decorations.
Southwestern things. also.
Storage Unit C
Corner Hwy. 71 & Garrison Ave.
Port St. Joe, 827-2315.
Thursday and Friday
Dec. Sth 8 6th
8 a.m. till 1 p.m.
Positively NO EARLY
131 Westcott Circle (1st
circle off Garrison)
Little Tykes Mini Van,
Grocery Cart, Tractor &
Wagon, 12V 4 Wheeler,
Fisher Price kitchen,.
dolls, garpes, little girls
clothes, men's & wom-
en's winter clothes,
Household items, etc.
For information on large
toys, call 227-1795.
227-1278 or 229-8997
to Place Your Classified Ad
Bartender wanted. Must have experi-
ence, good personality, and dependa-
ble. Full time position available. Call
639-2300 or 639-2400. 2t I 1/28
Kitchen manager wanted for year
round restaurant. Pay rate based on
experience. Send resume to: Resume,-
P. 0. Box 13564. Mexico Beach. FL
32410. tffc 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. tfe 12/5
1990 Fleetwood mobile home. 14x70.
2 bdrm.. 2 ba.. Ig. walk-in pantry. vi-
nyl siding. Big front deck, small back
deck, washer & dryer. Home 639-
2140. work 639-5828. ask for Sheri.
Complete home theatre system with
3D video system. must see to appre-
elate. Paid $3.000. will sell for $900.'
229-9456. tffc 12/12.
Excellent Christmas gifts: Marcy fit-
ness workout center. $2,000 new,
never used, $400. Call 647-8868.
S ltc 12/12
One oval shaped coffee table, all
wood, $40. One new portable Elnita
sewing machine $150. One TV shelf,
holds large :TV with shelves, $100.
One night stand, $10. 1 shelf unit
$50. One new rocker (mauve) $125.
Call 227-1255. Itp 12/12
FREE PUPPIES. 5 week old pointers.
229-8651 after 5 p.m.
Sleeper sofa (gray'color), $85 or be't Moving Must Sell: AKC boxer, fawn
offer. Call647-3825. tc 12/12 and white with black mask. Loves
.children, 1 year, $250. .227-3818.
Electric washer & dryer set, twin cap-
tain's bed' w/drawers, 2" Homelite
trash; 2" Homelite jet pump. Make of-
fer 227-7388. 2tc 12/2
GIANT SALE ON USED RESTA-
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 itl 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
Commerrclol. New Corslructlon
Quality, Depenaaoillty. References
Cqll. Linda MacLeod'
i 2tp 12/E
No payment no interest
until April 1997
ST. JOE RENT-ALL
706 Ist St. 227-2112
White Snapper SMhl Echo
Outdoor Power Products
All Mary Kay Products
Call Day or Night
Christmas Trees, Antiques, Used
Furniture, Christmas Gifts,
Stocking Stuffers. Lots of Misc.
The Big Barn, Hwy. 98, PSJ
One electric "Club" golf cart. great
cond. Also computer system, Sam-
sung monitor, Zenith hard drive,
Tandy printer, all compatible. Call
229-2784. '.. Ite 12/12
LOST: Vicinity of 13th and Palm
Blvd. Solid grey female cat, named
Macy. She is not real friendly, but
she is part of our family. Please call
227-3412 with ANY information.
SDOG GROOMING PLUS, 227-3611.
Professional grooming, special dis-
' counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
PET & PROPERTY TENDERS. In
your, home pet sitting by Joey and
Marie RomaneUlli229-1065. tfc 12/5
Three bedroom, 2 story brown brick
house in Port St. Joe on Gautier Me-
morial Lane./next to park. $195.000.
Includes furniture. Firm. Ala. 205-
332-8123 or Fla. 904-648-4740.
Two bedroom townhouse on water-
front off 38th St.. 117-D South.
.$139.000 Firm. including furniture.
Ala. 205-332-8123 or Fla. 904-
648-4740. tfc 12/12
House fdr Sale 'by Owner: Gulfaire
Subd.. Port St. Joe Beaches, less than
I year old. 3 bdrm.. 2 ba. 1835 sq. ft.
heat/cooled, garage 462 sq. fL fin-
ished & insulated. covered patio. 370.
sq. ft. liv. rm. ram. rm., Ig. kitchen.
gas fireplace, all new appliances.
washer dryer room, new sprinkler
system with pump. Ceiling fans/
blinds throughout/ $133.000.00. No
brokers please. John or Maureen
Dowd 647-8023. 2tp 12/5
For Sale by Owner: 3 bdrm.. 3 full
baths. 28x70' mobile home. Ig. deck.
1/2 acre land with 12x24 metal out-
building. asking $55.000 for informa-
tion. Call 639-2122 or drive by 152
Donna's Place in Wewa. 4tc 12/5
3 bdrm. house at Beacon Hill. Recent-
ly remodeled. cen. h/a, screened
porch. large lot. 2 blocks from beach.
new carpet & vinyl throughouL 904-
592-5071. 9tp 12/5
4 bdrm.. 2 ba. home. 909 20th St..
75x 180' fenced yard. new carpet, new
roof, 15x30 above ground pool. patio
deck, 12x12 frame, utility shed..
S82.500. 616-729-4203 days. 616-
432-3066 evenings, or Todd Realty.
227-1501. tfc 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
p.m. tfe 12/5
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
123 Narvez Street $58,900.
-. RE. ALTY INC.
3 bedrooms. 2 baths. Land .341 acre PORT ST. JOE
SPECIALFEATURE: Mo.bile home onlv4 ears old reaturinga 16x20 ms 7 14
ter bedroori, patio, sunded, hot tub, pool. cen heal/air, carport and store.
ige bidg On pnvar e 'ewei s)slerm (o septic tankl) Price ndude.: range,7-
ren-mgerlor, ceding ranks, crpet & blinds, pool and hot tub
Fantasy Properties, Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98 .
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478
410 Gulfaire Dr., Gulf aire Sub. Neat 2 bdr 1 ba. stucco patio
home Privacy garage, a s ls l Garden tub, ch/a,
w/d, dishwasher,'lall" R''5.9001
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-
Sal. Lot size, 75'X125' Tennis court & pool privileges $119,900
Cape San Bias, Board Walk. 108 Boardwalk Ave. Beautiful
home in exclusive subd. 2 bdrm., 2 ba:, loft room, fireplace,-window
treatments, screened porch with lots of decking affording a .view of
the gulf. 2 storage rooms, new carpet, stove, refrig dishwasher.
microwave, washer & dryer Pool and hot tub privileges Dedicated
beach access $130,000.
Mexico Beach. Hwy. 98 50' commercial residential lot.'
Sea Shores Subd., Lot 44, Block A, nice lot in nice neighbor-
hood, located un cul de sac. $22,500.
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 ELLENF. ALLEMORE, Realtor
PORT ST. JOE
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.
Want to Buy: house in Port St Joe
area that needs a little work. Call Pat
227-3511, if interested in selling.
Brick house, 3 bdrm., 1 ba. living
room with fireplace, din., kit., utility
rm, cen. heat and air, corner lot, 115
Sailfish St., Highland View. 227-1604.
By appointment'only. tfc 12/5
2012 Lon Ave. -$72,900
4 bednms 2 bth Lard 2 7 cr PORT ST. JOE
SPECLU. FEATan.ES igLrrund p.ol w.'cer.mu rde mrrcur.d Two lare los ORT ST. JOE
completely 'enced w.'6ie Pamirllv complied l cinrular drive. Central heat & 7-1
air. Spjaioui covered pano. Inrenor needs to be remodeled. A great 'fixer- 2 7-145
upper and go. investment Price includes range igsl rerng. rnnge hood.
dishw3,her. c=iling ln, blinds.
2009 Marvin Ave. $121,500
3 Bedrooms, 2 baths. Land:; x( PT
SPECIAL FEATu'RES: Step-down bhv rm. w brick replace custom birch cab-
nets in kitchen. cutom pleleta shades & blinds. ceramic e flier, Ig. private 227-1450
master bath & bdrm. w,French door to deck..'patio Large back yard wnh 227- j45
wooden pnvacy fence and custom 2-slory play Ion'. Pnce includes
range/oven. range hood d w, asp., carpet, blIndsishides, ceiling fans
B Elizabeth W. Thompson
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
Office: Hwy. 98 at 19th St., Mexico Beach
Mailing Address: Rt. 3, Box 167, Port St. Joe, FL 34456
FAX: (904) 648-4247
904-648-5683 or 1-800-582-2990
After Hours: Jay Rish, Associate Broker, 904-229-1070,
Brenda Miller, Salesperson, 904/648-5435
,,"..... ,:,,-. NEW LISTINGS:'.
OVERSTREET, 231 Whitfield Landing Rd. nice 3 bdrm., 1 1/2 ba. frame house on 2
big lots, steps from Wetappo Creek fishing, deeded water access, boat launching,
camper parking. This charmer includes a large Fla. rm. combined with large kitchen
and dining area, stone and tile fireplace, front and back porches, inside laundry, ch&a,
carpet, vinyl fans and window treatments. Only 6 miles to beach Possible owner
financing with good down payment. $68,900.00
ST. JOE BEACH across highway from beach 7118 Georgia Ave. Brick 3 bdrm..,
2 ba 1600 SF home, well maintained, new appliances, new ch&a, new carpet, new
paint inside, 2 hot water heaters, root 6 years old, satellite dish and cable, sprinkler
system, (new pump), well, 10'x22' screened porch, carport, greenhouse, storage
building, second septic tank for guestcottage or mother-in-law's apartment, com-
pletely fenced, 2 lots (150'x150'), landscaped. Appraised at $120,000 in October.
426 PINEDA ST., St. Joe Beach, across hwy. from beach. Two lots, quiet and
secluded, on newly paved street, chain link fenced, septic tank for 3 bedroom home,
Splumbed for city water, piped natural gas, yard spnnkler system, 2 car garage with con-
crete floor and metal roof, outside security light, power pole in place, entire property
raised one foot with fill dirt, pear,-fig, pecan, Oak, maple, redbuds and dogwoods.
Ready to build on. $44,900.00
MEXICO BEACH, 206 Mississippi Ave. Stucco 2 5Bd, 1 ba. home on two lots' Cen.
h/a, water filter, outbuilding, utility rm. Great starter or retirement home on two nice
shady lots. For more details ask for Jay Rish. $66,000. Won't last long!
103-A S. 35th St., Mexico Beach. Very nice 2 bd.,I t l hwnhouse wit a great
view of the gulf and beach _r.Jpwlrtl_ 'iir"le hed, all appliances
including washer r !g r under house, downstairs laundry room.
new septic drainfield in 1996, situated on 75'x100' lot, close to marinas, restaurants
and fishing pier. $115,000:00
PORT ST. JOE
2011 Monument Ave., Port St. Joe. 5 bd., 2 ba. executive home that needs a little
TLC. 2200 sq. ft. Lg. den, kit. walk in pantry, formal liv. formal din., master bd., & mas-
ter ba. Double garage. Amenities include: fireplace, cen. heat/air, cen. vacuum system.
Oversized comer lot. $135;000.00 Reduced to $127,500. Call Jay Rish for a show-
ing or for additional information today!
1406 Monument Ave., Port St. Joe, ~ J 6Futivehome; For. liv. rm.
& din. rms., dern ,~ iccss.alley. Call Jay Rish today
for a showing o i tais. PRICE REDUCED $99,900.00.
NEW LISTING, CAPE SAN BLAS DEVELOPERS SPECIALI10 lots in the Boardwalk
with gulf access, pool privileges, all 10 for $99,500.00. WOWI
INDIAN LAGOON LOTS starting at $13,500.00. Owner financing with discounts for
cash. Most lots are 100' x 300' 400' deep. We have over 15 lots available. Call Jay
Two 50' Gulffront lots with federal flood insurance available. These lots also have a
Large portion of area landward ofthe CCCL. No DEP permitll Central water also avail-
able. Won't last.at $80.000 per lot. Owner terms possible. Ask for Jay Rish.
:Jones Homestead area: 1 acre lot at Ponderosa Pines with owner financing.
See Jay Rish at $14,500.00.
PRICE BREAK OWNER SAYS
SELL! MAKE OFFER! 1005 Garrison Ave. Nice
lot in quiet neighborhood. 5 years old, excel. cond., Ig. Fla. rm.,
Hunter fans, tile in kitchen & baths, sold mahogany front door
w/sidelights, dbl. garage, washe/dryer, dishwasher, solid oak
cabinets in kitchen & baths, CH&A, Ig. front porch, privacy
fence in back yard. Appraised at $115,000. Priced to
sell at $107,000.00. Call Jay Rish.
Thinking of selling your home? If
you are interested in lowering
your closing costs we have a
secret that can help!
Look for us on the Internet at http://www.homtown.com/thompson
Call us for all of your real estate needs,
whether renting, buying or selling.
II 1/2 Acre Ranch
1996 Cavalier Mobile
Located on Rt. 71, 15 mmin.
to Port St. Joe
By Owner 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, loft, 3
decks, pool/hot tub available. 108
Boardwalk Ave., Cape San Bias. 647-
3828. tic 12/5
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with sep-
tic tank & well. $2,5000 down,
$132.16 mo. Call George, 229-6031.
2.73 acres for sale at Sunshine
Farms, corner lot, $15,000 iegotia-
ble. 827-2379. tfe 11/9
For sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm.. 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'x 16' 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
1/2 acre lot with septic tank. Over-
street 'Road. Owner financing, 227-
2020, ask for Billy. tfc 12/5
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 mile off Overstreet Road. 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call.
229-6961. Ifc 12/5
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. DEC. 12. 1996
Naturally, we're hoping for a
mild winter. But, who knows what
evil lurks "in the heart of Jack
Frost? Since we can't be sure
when he may launch a frigid
attack, we should be ready to take
quick counter measures to guard
our landscape plants. And now's
the time to prepare.
Sometimes, water can be very
useful in the battle to protect
plants from cold damage. But, it
must be employed with care. My
information 'on the subject was
provided by Extension Urban
Horticulture Specialist Dr. Robert
Black of the University. of Florida's
Institute of Food and Agricultural
You may remember newspa-
per pictures from -past winters
which showed living plants
encased in solid ice, the result of
continuous sprinkling during
periods of freezing temperatures.
Perhaps you think coating plants
with ice Is a strange way to pro-
tect them from cold damage. But,
the method actually works, in cer-
tain circumstances. In fact, a con-
stant spray can protect some
shrubs and other plants against
temperatures of 20 degrees.
You probably wonder how
this works. Well, just remember
that a siiall, amount of heat is
released as water freezes. Even
though plants seem to be frozen
in solid cle, their leaf tempera-
tures can actually be kept
between 31: and 32 degrees. The
icy covering also protects plants
against the chilling effect of win-
ter winds. ,
If you want to try this method'
on some of your landscape orna-
mentals, you must remember two
Important things. First, apply
enough water to cover the plants
evenly at least one-third of an
inch per hour. Second, keep
watering until It warms up and all
ice melts. If you don't put on
enough water, or if you cut the
water off while the temperature is
still below freezing, the cold dam-
age to your plants may be
Increased. Instead of decreased.
The procedure requires a sprin-
kler system that can be accurate-
'ly calibrated to supply the proper
amount of water for as long as It's
needed. If you don't have such a
system, do not ty this method.
Another way to use water for
cold protection is to irrigate heav-
fly before a freeze hits. The Idea Is
to prevent foliage damage caused
by moisture loss. If high winds
accompany a cold snap, plant
leaves lose moisture rapidly.
resulting in scorching and brown-
Ing. But, if there's plenty of water
available in the soil, the plant
roots can quickly take up more
moisture to replace what's being
lost through the leaves. If every-
thing works just right, this may
reduce leaf scorch.
: However, there's another less
favorable side to this story. Wet
soil is a better conductor of heat
than dry soil. So. if you water
heavily Just before a freeze, the
soil around your plants will prob-
ably cool off faster than it would
Otherwise. And, this can have a
So, as we've 'said; whether
you plan to sprinkle or irrigate,
Roy Lee Carter
you must exercise caution and
common sense, and use the right
equipment. Otherwise, you can do
more haTm than good in using
water to guard ornamentals from
low temperatures. ,
Of course, water Is just one
source of cold protection. As we
have pointed out before, heat Is
another, which can be used to
guard those ornamentals that are
most likely to be damaged. Just
cover them with sheets or plastic
film, and use ordinary light bulbs
for warmth. With reasonable
preparation and prompt action,
you can usually protect your most
important landscape plants from
winter's cold. We wish you luck in
the months ahead.
C.A.R.E. Reopens Its Port St. Joe Office
Offering Education and Prevention In School, Outpatient, Referrals, and Inpatient Treatment
C.A.R.E. (Chemical Addie-
tions Recovery Effort) has
reopened its Port St. Joe office
serving Gulf and Franklin couA-':
ties. Funded under Project
Restore Hope, C.A.R.E. is offering
education and prevention in the
school, outpatient services, and
referrals to inpatient treatment: '
The purpose of the Project
Restore Hope Grant is to provide
services to community members
who experienced Tropical Storm
Alberto. The stress of the last few
years has taken its toll in many
ways. Tropical Storm Alberto
caused devastating flooding in a
six county area Including Gulf
and Franklin counties.
Other natural disasters cou-
pled with the, net ban has nega-
tively impacted the economy. The
effects are felt in unemployment,
stress within families, increased
substance abuse, increased
behavioral problems with chil-
dren, and mental health problems
such as depression and anxiety.
Gulf County Guidance Clinic
is also offering services under this
grant and is able to address men-
tal health and psychological
issues. .C.A.R.E. and Gulf
Guidance work together closely to
make appropriate referrals when
FRANKLIN COUNTY GLASS, INC.
Storefront Mirrors, Insulated,
Shower and Tub Enclosures, etc.
Serving Franklin, Gulf and Wakulla counties.
Licensed and Insured .
necessary and to provide services
for clients who may have both an
addiction problem and a mental
C.A.R.E. is located at 302
Third Street in Port St. Joe. The'
C.A.R.E. office is open Monday
through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. and their number is 227-
1128. ,For immediate needs on
evenings and weekends contact
C.A.R.E. Detox in Panama City at
Gulf Guidance Clinic is also
open Monday through Friday
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The main
office is located at 311 Williams
Avenue in Port St. Joe and their
number is 227-1145. Also, 24-
hour emergency services are
available by calling this number.
NOTICE OF MEETING
For Community Comment on the Development of the
LOCAL WORK AND GAIN ECONOMIC SELF-SUFFICIENCY
DATE: Wednesday, December 18, 1996
TIME: 1 3:00 p.m., Central Time'
LOCATION: Gardner Seminar Room, Gulf Coast Community
College, 5230 West Highway 98, Panama City, FL,
PURPOSE: All interested citizens and organizations are invited
to attend and provide comment into the creation of the WAGES
Coalition for Workforce Development Region 4, which includes
Bay, Gulf and Franklin counties. The WAGES Coalition, when
chartered, will perform planning, coordination and oversight
functions for welfare reform responsibilities of the Department of
Labor and Employment Security and the Department of Children
and Families in these counties.
If you have questions or need spedal accommodations please contact the
Department or Children and Families, District 2, at 904/488-0569, or the Department
of Labor and Employment Security Region I at 904-44-5860.
Publish December 12, 1996
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