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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456 THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 1996 Plus 20 Tax ...
Committee Named To Screen
Applicants For Police Chief
Applications For Position Are Due In By Friday, December 27
During the regularly sched-
uled Port St. Joe City Commission
.meeting Tuesday evening, the
board named a seven person com-
mittee to screen applicants for the
Port St. Joe Chief of Police posi-
Current chief, Bucky Richter,
submitted his letter of intent to
retire at the board's last meeting.
He did tell commissioners that he
would stay on until a replacement
was hired by the city.
George Core (chairman),
Zedoc Baxter. Rex Buzzett, Jim
Buchanan, Scott Hoffman,
Charles Osborne, and Thaddus
Russ were approved to man the
Applications for the position
are due in by Friday, December
27. The committee will look over
the applications received for sev-
eral days before meeting. They
will narrow the field of candidates
down to three final applicants
which will be recommended to the
commissioners to make a final
Time is drawing nigh for work
to start on the $900.000 Port St.
Joe Downtown Redevelopment
Calls for bids to do the work
are currently being advertised
and will be opened next month
(January). Actual work should get
underway shortly thereafter.
The board agreed to pay engi-
neering fees from the grant funds'
Tuesday evening ($45,280) to
Preble-Rish consulting engineers
for design work on the project.
The Downtown Redevelop-
ment project will create an out-
door mall type atmosphere along
Reid Avenue. new and restruc-
tured streets, lighting, sidewalks,
and shrubbery will completely
change the visual appearance of
the downtown area. New
stormwater drainage will also be
installed in the area by the city.
In Other Business
*Received only one bid to fur-
(See CHIEF on Page 3)
Florida Coast Paper, Operating Unions
Sign A Four-Year Working Agreement
Negotiations which started with the sale Tuesday, December 10.
of the former St. Joe Paper Company paper "The terms of the agreement will affect all
mill here in Port St. Joe, finally reached a so- hourly employees of Florida Coast Paper
lution Friday of last week with approval of a Company, L.L.C.
working contract by the mill's new owners "It is my opinion that the employees of
and UPIU and IBEW union workers. Florida Coast are among the best in the in-
After two days of intensive negotiating, dustry. They have demonstrated a willing-
the company and union negotiators finally ness and ability to perform during the own-
came up with a proposal to present to the ership change and the long period of
union membership for approval or rejection, negotiations. During this time production
The membership was officially polled records were made along with continued'
all day Friday December 13, in a day-long above average safety performance and while
voting session, and accepted the measure making significant changes in product lines
by a two to one margin. necessary to meet our customers' needs.
According to UPIU president., Rodney "We are proud of all employees and feel'
Hall, "The negotiating committee recom- confident that we 'will continue to 'work to- .
ended the proposal in order to get more. gether as a team to assure the success of our
We-kirew we wouldn't get .,everythingi.'we--. -company." ... ..... .- .. I ,
lost but we do feel like we got everything The main point of negotiations during the
they had to offer." sessions was an attempt by Florida Coast
Hall went on to say, "If we had given in Paper to eliminate Sunday premium time in
earlier, like the machinist's union, we would July 1998. Premium time is one-and-a-half
have lost out on a lot of benefits. The ma- times regular pay and amounts to a consid- '
chinists will also receive the same benefits erable portion of a worker's annual salary.
we receive." The new contract still phases out premium
Florida Coast Paper Company General time, but replaces it with a 30-cents-an-hour
Manager. Ferrell O. Allen, Jr.. issued a writ- increase in pay, plus picking up most of the
ten statement, which said. "We are pleased cost for future increases in insurance costs.
that the IBEW and UPIU have voted to ratify The newly-approved contract will remain
and accept the company's contract offer of in effect through July 30, 2000.
SHugh Semmes, second from left, and a group of inmates
Inspect some of the toys made by GCI inmates for distribu-
tion to needy children.
Prison Staff, Inmates
Make Over 1,500 Toys
For Distribution In Toys For Tots
Program At Christmas For Needy
staff and Inmates have been busy
throughout the year preparing for
their involvement in the 1996
SToys For Tots program. Beautiful
hand-crafted, hand-painted toys,
transformed from scrap and
donated materials were presented
i 6 local civic, church leaders and
0, Gulf County HRS officials on
Tuesday, December 17.
Local school counselors and
HRS staff have helped combine a
Fllst of needy children that will
benefit from over 1,500 hand-
jnade wooden pieces.
Vocational Instructor Cleve
Barfield worked with inmates to
help build toys to include: tool
boxes with tools, stick horses,
hand-crafted dolls, book racks,
crayon boxes, clocks, race cars,
Gulf Forestry's SgL Carmen
McLemore and Officer Linton
coordinated a tremendous effort
with projects such as wooden
puzzles, Jewelry boxes, race cars,
Gulf Correctional institution's
Toys For Tots coordinator Tim
Whitehead praised staff at Gulf
C.I. for the tremendous outcome
of this year's Toys For Tots pro-
gram. Without the staff and
inmates working together, this
would not be possible.
Whitehead estimated 500
families would benefit in Gulf
County and with efforts from Sgt.
Cook. Officer Moore and Officer
Worthy at Franklin Work Camp,
nearly 500 families in Franklin
County will receive toys there.
Phone Co. Adopts
St. Joe CommunicaUons.
Inc., and its telephone compa-
ny subsidiaries, St. Joseph
Telephone & Telegraph
Company, Gulf Telephone
Company. and The Florala
Telephone Company. Incorpor-
ated announced a voluntary
separations plan last week for
employees meeting certain ell-
This action was in
response to legislative changes
at both the federal and state
levels which opened the tele-
phone companies' servce areas
to comp'ettiion;. e'i.ibyes'--
eligible for the voluntary sepa-
ration plan do not represent
the majority of the work force
of St. Joe Communications and
its telephone company sub-
St. Joe Communications
and its subsidiaries provide
telecommunications service in
northwest Florida, south
Georgia, and south Alabama
and employ approximately 270
A Good Day For A Christmas Parade
This helicopter brought Santa Claus to Port St. Joe, land-
ing across from the City Hall at noon Saturday.
Santa is surrounded by admiring children immediately
after exiting from the chopper and being escorted to his
headquarters in Port St. Joe, by a fire truck.
Downtown And In
The Day Long
Santa selected a perfect
day to visit Gulf County chil-
dren on his annual .pre-
Christmas check-up to see
whether 'they have been
naughty or nice. He arrived in
Port St. Joe at noon Saturday
on a Sheriffs Department hel- .
icopter and immediately set
about the business of visiting
with the children., He had a
busy day moving back and
forth between Wewahitchka
and Port St. Joe, but he made
The day of activities start-
ed with the annual Reindeer
Run which started and ended
at Frank Pate park. Sixty run-
ners, from seven to 73 took
part in the race.
People were milling
around downtown and in the
craft festival grounds all day
,long, participating in the sev-
eral activities provided for
Then came the big pa-
The welcome to Santa
Claus came in Port St.. Joe at
5:00 p.m. with more than 65
entries taking the trek along
the parade route and lasted
for nearly 45 minutes. The pa-
rade In Wewahitchka had
equally as many participants
and it took nearly an hour to
move along the parade route.
Some of the participants
in the Port St. Joe parade took
off immediately after their ap-
pearance for a second show-
ing in the Wewahitchka pa-
Following the parade, City
Commissioner Bill Wood sub-
stituted for Mayor Frank Pate.
who was in bed with the flu,
in officially lighting the huge
Christmas tree in Port St. Joe,
beside the City Hall.
Float winners were an-
nounced immediately follow-
ing the parade. Florida Coast
'Paper took first place in the
commercial division, followed
by St. Joe Telecommunica-
tions in second place and Gulf
County Forestry Camp in
In the non-commercial di-
vision, Gulf ARC took first
prize money with First Metho-
dist Church in second place
and Project Mold-A-Male. cap-
The parade was under the
able organization of Tonya
Nixon, vice president of the
Merchant's Association. The
was under the direction of
City Commissioner Bill Wood throws the switch, official-
ly lighting the giant Christmas tree beside the City Hall.
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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, DEC. 19,1996
VOL '.h W M ---- AM UMt-hhWA" IMP0A '~p1 M&W...q UI~)ixJCr~IJgV~ I1Wp ~ W5qC$ r.~.
In State In Percentage of Graduates
THERE ARE THOSE WHO make it their business to contin-
ually cast aspersions on our local schools, for their own reasons
or just to be casting aspersions.
You know the old cliche that familiarity breeds contempt.
Maybe it's because we are so familiar with our own schools or
maybe it's just the grass looking greener on the other side of the
fence. For whatever the reason, we have our share of local critics
of the school system. Some other county has a better system; a We w
neighboring county offers more in its school system; a district back abo
downstate has more qualified teachers, better school buildings, big Mall
offers more for their students, or has better playgrounds, on and sota is ha
on ad infinitum.
BUT THE REAL TEST of anybody's school system is its stu-
dents. They can have the best of buildings and the students not
pass muster. It can have all high rating teachers and still not be
able to impart the subject to the students. Itimay offer all kinds
of extra curricular activities and still not hold the student's in-
terest in school.
The proof is in the pudding as the old pundit once said.
Our schools aren't perfect by any means, but neither do they
deserve the continual slap in the face many hand out. even
without being asked.
RECENT FIGURES RELEASED by the Department of Edu-
cation puts our Gulf County Schools at the top of the state in
one important category and second in another. That's the entire
state of Florida. mind you: including the Miamis, the Jackson-
villes, the West Palm Beaches, even the Panama City's school
Gulf County schools are tops in the state in the percentage
of students who graduate at the end of their school career.
That's a pretty good statistic.
The other statistic, which places Gulf County second among
all these school systems is the low number of dropouts. Only 1.3
percent of Gulf students drop out of school before completing
their school career.
The Gulf County schools are bound to be doing something
Struck A Deal
WHAT A CHRISTMAS PRESENT for the community! Florida
Coast Paper Company and its operating unions have reached a
labor agreement right here just a few days before Christmas.
That's welcome news, although we never doubted for a minute
they would settle their differences.
The two sides never stopped talking until they reached an
agreement both sides could live with. Now, they have. Neither
side achieved completely all it wished for, but both sides com-
promised on a deal which would serve the needs of the other
without too much of a shock at one time.
WE ESPECIALLY COMMEND the labor negotiators. They are
notried negotiators. like the company has trying to sell their
labor plan; still they were able to recognize the economics of the
new owners of our paper mill here in Port St. Joe are different
from its former owners. St. Joe Paper Company. They recognized
this and worked around it in arriving at an agreement which
was beneficial to all concerned.
We commend the new company, Florida Coast Paper. LLC, in
recognizing the financial needs of the men who work for them,
too. We feel sure they gave all the financial perks they felt they
could and have a viable operation at this time.
Both negotiating sides are to be congratulated.
.THE NEGOTIATION PROCESS had the community which
depends on the continued operation of the paper mill, anxious
about the immediate future, at least. More than a few had mis-
givings about the long range picture, as well.
Now we know and can be confident in the future of the mill's
operation which we have been told would be good if this labor
agreement is anywhere reasonable. It is reasonable.
The president of Florida Coast Paper, LLC, Jack Ames, has
made the statement that the company is going to go after the ex-
port market, to keep the mill running profitably. This makes
changes necessary to aim toward this goal. Changes take mon-
ey. The new labor contract agreed upon puts the company in a
position to make these changes and the labor force to feel relief
about its financial future, as well.
SHunker Down with Kes byKesleyColert
ere talking a' here while,
ut all the problems that
of America up in Minne-
ving with the hordes of
"Just hanging out" juvenile delin-
quents. Course. in some circles.
snatching purses, throwing
knives. shouting obscenities,
stealing just wrapped Persian
rugs and drinking the melting tal-
low from the Candle Works is
considered a tad more than
The money conscious mall
owners saw the cash flow dwindle
as older, paying customers
sought safer places in which to
hand over" their cash, checks
The dilemma is on going and.
of course, complicated even more
by the pressing urge to get out
'and shop for all those just -right
- for cousin Hany Christmas
gifts. Someone pointed out that
my little article had outlined the
problem-but had failed misera-
bly to offer any suggestions as to
what can be done to alleviate the
Listen, I'm Just like you, I
know and understand all the
problems-it's the solutions I'm
having trouble with ... ..
But, I tell you what, I've been
pondering on it. Maybe if they
could move the arcade out of the
mall, say, about 10 miles down
the road. That's going to take
care of a lot of your teenage
punks right there-'course, that
might get Cousin Harry and your
Aunt Ruby Nell and possibly your
Pass a law that you can only
show movies like The Sound of
Music, Flipper and Terms of En-
dearment at 'the mall theaters.
Then, take out an extra large;'
daily ad in the local paper an-
nouncing that the cross town
Cinemaplex 12 Is showing Arnold
Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes.
Bruce Willlis, Rocky Balboa, and
James Dean in To Be Killed Or To
Be Killed Or to Be Killed on all 12
screens. Be sure to remind 'em in
the ad to register for the machine
gun that's going to be given away
after the last show. Course, If you
do that, don't expect to go shop-
ping with Harry, Aunt Ruby Nell
or your mother-in-law.
Removing the teenage trouble
makers without incurring the ea-
ger involvement of the ever
watchful aid always ready to
spread dissension A.C.L.U. is a
tall order. Those boys would have
you believe that the Persian rug.;
grabbing juvenile delinquent has
much more "rights" than the sev-
enty-one year old grandmother
who bought the rug for her favor-
Ite niece in Seattle. That'swhy we
must dig deep for some viable so-
How about building a large,
false main entrance "set".'
There'd be nothing behind it. It
would Just look like a mall front
We could call it the West En-
trance, the East Gate, wouldn't
matter, Just put in 10 or r.2glass
doors as a backdrop, build an
archway out to the-park benches
around-and throw a couple of
packs of Marlboro's on the
ground. I figure that'll hold a
bunch of 'em right there for
Be sure to remind your Aunt
Ruby Nell she quit smoking six
I've never been to the world:
famous Mall of America. where
this problem is so prevalent. But,
don't you know that the good
teenagers must be embarrassed
at times to go there.
was trying to think back to
my young years for a solution. We
didn't have many punks hanging
out on the front pqrch of Woo-
drow Kennon's Mercantile, Dry
Goods and Grocery: Store. :When
we got old enough to. drive, Ricky.
Gene, Yogi and some of us would
cruise out to Frank's Dairy Bar
for a root beer float and some
"cool time". Trudy Sturdivant
would roller skate out with our
S (See KESLEY on Page 3)
There's Not A Knife Which Will Cut In The House
THE OTIER NIGHT I want- -couldn't do it! I finally had to give real cooking!' she would say; those things!" she exulted.
ed a knife to peel an orange, so I. E I ll IR L up on it and eat it "country style". pooh-poohing any suggestion that
arose from my recliner and went TAO N I hlated that, too. We had I might make to buyer ne. I re- A
d- I Ln- p c -rets time i claims that the would
10 mthe kitchlen in search of one.
While I was there, I went. in
search of an orange to peel,alsb.
I found my orange, and after
a "few': moments of pilfering
through the.kitchen cabinets, I fl- -
nally located a knife. Then I set
about peeling my orange.
But; the knife wouldn't cut!
Try as hard as I might, the tool
refused to function. Actually, the
back side cut better than the,
cutting edge. I fussed and fumed
with that knife for about five min-
utes, trying to peel my orange,
and finally gave it up as a lost
I, went in search of another
knife and couldn't find a single
one which would cut. I found a
steak knife, which was just as
dull as the paring knife I had first
tried. I tried a boning knife and
then a butcher knife out of a set
which was sitting stuck in a wood
holder on the counter top.
Still, I couldn't find one
which would cut!
I COULDN'T figure out how
all our knives got dull at the
same time. I remember sharpen-
ing all of them twd days before
Christmas ... last year. They had
ALL mysteriously became dull
I asked Frenchie if we had a
knife which would cut. She point-
ed to the paring knife I first had'
tried, and said, "That one is a
good knife which cuts just fine."
'That knife won't cut hot but-
ter," I replied.
Then Frenchie started a long I
spiel about how her kitchen,-
knives were Just like she wanted
them. "If they are too sharp, I will
cut my hand," she replied. .
"But, I've tried all of them j
and you had just as well not have :,
a knife as to have these," I dis-
gustedly remarked. "I can't peel
or cut my orange with either one
of them. I can do a better job, just
using my hands," I said.
To make my point, I proceed-
ed to do so.
A FEW DAYS later, we had
pork chops for supper and I be- !
gan to try to cut mine up with
one of the "sharp" knives. I
pork chops tor the first time in a
while, and I had to resort to eat-
ing it by holding it on my fork
and biting off a bite at the time.
I don't know how all our
knives got so dull all at the same
time. I declare I don't! It couldn't
be that Frenchie is trying to cut
something with them she
shouldn't, dulling them in the
It won't do any good for any-
one to give us knives [which will
cut] at Christmas, either. They
would be in the same condition
before you know it. Even those
stainless steel type knives which
have the 'eternally sharp blades"
don't last around our house.
THE SAME TYPE situation
was involved with our microwave
For years, Frenchie wouldn't
own a microwave oven. "That isn't
cook anything in 'a hurry, from
hamburgers to popcorn.
"Are you going to eat just
hamburgers and popcorn?".'was
the instant reply.
Well, I had to reply, "No, I
don't think so; at least I hadn't
"So, there you are," She
I was sort of taken aback by
her reply because it was Christ-
mas-time, and, as usual, I didn't
know what to get her for Christ-
mas. I thought the microwave
oven would Just fill the bill, you
know, make cooking easier and
Well, to make a long story
short, I happened to mention that
she could make a cup of coffee in
seconds from the time she real-
ized she wanted one to consum-
"Hey, I've got to have one of
next day and I have been sort of
sorry ever since.
Now, she cooks only one day
a week. On that one day, she
cooks an ample amount and we
just heat up the left-overs in the
microwave, and, presto! the meal
for Monday, Tuesday, Wednes-
day, etc., Is ready to ingest in sec-
Did you ever eat green beans
seven straight days? or pot roast?
or mashed potatoes?
Even a microwave can't take
that "warmed over" taste out of
food, not to speak of the monoto-
Frenchie has come up with
HER solution to that problem,
She.says if I don't like to eat
left-overs every night I can either
cook, myself, or take her out to
We eat out a lot now.
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THR ETAR. PORT ST. JOR. PFL -TTRSDAY.- DEC. 19. 1996
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Holiday DU's Can Ruin You
Festivities, Says McKeithen/
Cutting the cake at Citizens' Federal Hiram Nix, Asst. Vice President; Veralyn
Savings Bank anniversary celebration Tues- Lewter, Office Manager; Kathy Leibold; Vice
day morning are Chairman of the Board President; Charles Costin, Board member
Frank Hannon and Director Emeritus Cecil and Greg Johnson, President.
G. Costin. Looking on, from left to right are:
Citizens Federal Observes
Its 40 Years of Service
The first savings and loan
association of Gulf County,
Citizens Federal, celebrated Its
40th anniversary this week. The
financial institution was granted
an operating charter on December
17, 1956 by the Federal Home
Loan Barik Board. From that
beginning, Citizens Federal has
grown to a financial Institution
with $71 million in assets as of
November 30, 1996.
In March; 1991, Citizens
Federal converted from a mutual-
ownership savings and loan to a
stock-owned savings bank. The
bank has grown from the original
one employee and one office to
three offices. serving Mexico
Beach. Gulf and Franklin coun-
Ues with. 23 employees. This
growth has been maintained by
meeting the borrowing needs of
people in the areas in which they
serve, according to Creg Johnson,
jiF,om,Page ,,, ... t .. ,,,
order. You'd have to'roll the driv-
er side window up about two and
a half inches so she could hook
that tray on your car. We'd get
Chuck. Berry on the radio, I'm
telling you. "hip" wouldn't even
Bubba and Earl rode those
big Hailey-Davidson's and mostly
hung with Joyce Black and Dixie
Faye "Wray" Young and that
crowd just a half mile-down High-
way 79 at the Polar Bar. Listen, if
you didn't have a black leather
Jacket and a ducktail, you could
forget about being, served down
We'd flash 6ur lights at Trudy
to let her know'we were ready for
a refill.' Before she could bounce
out to us. Bubba or Earl would
ride by at about forty M.P.H. and
Up that' tray of ice,- hour old
malts, or ketchup from the fries
over into the driver's lap.
I wasn't embarrassed-- was
mad as all git-out. Those punks!
Why, we ought to-
Frank ran out of the kitchen
swinging a 35 inch, Mickey Man-
tie Louisville Slugger with two for-
ty penny nails driven through the
sweet spot. He caught Bubba up
side the left Jaw as he was reach-
ing for the tray on Hollis Mayo's
Renault. Folks, that big Harley,
riderless, made It across two
lanes of traffic before it crashed
into the gas pump at Mr. Bill
Argo's Gulf Station. Joyce and
Dixie fed Bubba his hamburgers
through a straw for weeks. And
you can bet his Dairy Bar cruis-
ing and trouble causing days
I've got the solution. I'm just
afraid Mr. Frank's a mite old to
be making the trip up to Minne-
With the holidays of
Christmas and New Year's quickly
approaching. Sheriff Frank
McKeithen and his staff wotild
like to remind everyone of a very
important topic.. .Driving Under
Many of us \will be attending
'parties throughout the holiday
'season and should consider the
;impact alcohol could have on our
lives during this time of year.
Think of it this way--driving
'under the Influence of alcohol not
Only affects the impaired driver,
"but every other person sharing
the roadway with them.
:1 If you should choose to drink
iat a party or dinner, be sure to
,have a designated driver, who is
.. edt drinking, to take you home
Also, parents should remem-
ber that the things we do and the
.way we act leaves an Impression
on a child that will last quite a
while. In your everyday life, you
.are setting an example for a child
to follow in their teenage years.
Please make the holidays
enjoyable and \worth remembering
*for all the Joys they will bring. Do
.not bring sadness and .embar-
'jrassment to yourself or your loved
ones by driving intoxicated and
,'destroying the holiday for every-
president The Board of Directors of Pair e ted On
Citizens Federal Invited its Citizens federal Savings Bank ofr A sted
customers and friends to help Port St. Joe is proud of the accom- l.Dr g 'ChargesL
them celebrate this past week pllshments and community g ar
with a reception on Tuesday at involvement of the savings bank. On Saturday, December 14
the local office, and the awarding It is their intention to continue 'deputies from the Gulf County
of a number of prizes at the three meeting the deposit and borrow- Sheriffs office arrested and
locations. Ing needs of this area. ,'charged Carlee Daniels and Perry
,'Lee McDonald. both Wewahitchka
residents, with disorderly conduct
C h ief after responding to a report of a
C hContinued from Page 1 fightat Marie's Bar in Wewa.ub-
fContinued-from Page 1 Upon their arrest.'both sub-
nish recycling bags. ($15,568.80) 30 (M ) would soon be replaced ects were searched on the scene
Sl se replaced nd both were found to be in pos-
from Presto Products Company. with ESPN II. Mayor Pate said the session of marijuana. As a result
Commissioners turned the bid customer vote was 138 to 9 to or the puts' Danies
over to Superihtende t Frank make the change. was charged with possession of
Healy to check on drawstrings .inariana and McDonald with
.- marijuana and McDonald with
.'possession of marijuana with
being added to' the bags and eval- Twil ht Cruise intent to distribute.
uate the possible need to readverr, Cruise Prior to press me both were
Use for bids. Prior to press time both were
se forbids. And Dinner released after posting $2.500
*Received no response for bond each as required by Gulf
bids to furnish the city with a new Here's a.romantic way to cap Countty Judge Bob Moore.
police car. Decided to re-bid at a the Christmas season ... with aob Moore.,
future date in -conjunction with relaxing cruise on the Wakulla '
some other vehicles budgeted for River at twilight, followed by din-
the; Wasaewater--Treatment- ,Plant n-, er In the WakulUa-Splrngs.hodget '.
., i.Graiht~did.equesb for a utill-. ,.,dock at 5:30 p.m.n on Saturday,
ty easement for St. Joseph December 21st for a leisurely trip
Telephone and Telegraph Com- on the Wakulla River, followed by'
pany for Long Avenue at Middle *a delicious buffet, served in the
School Drive. historic Wakulla Springs Lodge..
*Heard from Robert Branch For reservations, and if you
concerning a problem with speed- need assistance to enable your
ers along Marvin Avenue. full participation, call (904) 561-
Lieutenant James Hersey said the 7217. Wakulla Springs State Park.. ,
police department would look into is 16 miles south of Tallahassee
the problem. at State Roads 61 and 267.
eCommissioner Johnny Lin-
ton t;ld the-board that represen- Y T r WISl1
taUves from Rigel Communica- Say ouSaw In The Star!
tons,' Inc. had told him Channel cusfor
e'te Sale at the
one. Too many-lives are, at stake,
including your own!
To everyone', Gulf County
Sheriff Frank McKeithen says,
"Have a safe and enjoyable holi-'
Mary & Frank Griffin's
of My Very Own Book's '
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Classic and Educational
Model Cars Model
Porcelain Items & Candles
Small Toy Items
Conme and do your last minute
Friday, Dec. 20
5:00 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 21
9 a.m. until
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* -arley Davidson
* Star Trek
* Kitten in a basket
* Fire Engine
* Police Car
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 1996
The Junior Service League Of Port
who' possess interest in volun-
tarism, commitment to communi-
ty service, interest in developing
her potential 'for voluntary com-
The League will accept admis-
sions annually and on a provi-
sional basis. Each new member
will be required to visit each of the
placement areas, attend local
community meetings as well as
the group's monthly meetings.
Meetings are. held the first
Thursday of each month
September through May. Anyone
interested in becoming a dedicat-
ed member of the Junior Service
League should call 227-1600 for
The Junior Service League of
Port St. Joe met for the first time
for an organizational meeting held
: at the home of Trish. Tapper
" Warriner on November 10.
The League was formed with
the intention to b.e that of a
benevolent association, to foster
interest in the social, economic,
educational, cultural and Icivic
conditions of the community and
to promote the Interest of its
members in volunteer service to
"We plan to have several pro-
jects/placements our members
will be able to fulfill their volun-
teer commitment," said Warriner.
"Each member will be required to
work three to four hours each
month on the project of their
S The membership will decide"
- which projects will most help the
community during their January
and February' general member-
s hip meetings. "I am in a League
in Panama City, and some of the
placements -vwe have .there can
most certainly be implemented
over here. For instance, a commit-
tee of ladles Is responsible for fill-
ing orders for local school chil-
dren that are in need ofa particu-
lar piece of clothing. There is a
stocked room of 'new and gently
used clothing donated by mem-
bers or collected from other
Another meaningful project is
"Calls From The Heart". Members
visit nursing homes and senior
citizen centers and allow them7to
Make long distance phone calls to
loved ones from cellular phones.
This is in conjunction with a cel-
iular phone company that
donates the air time.
"Kids On The Block" is a pup-
pet troupe that travels to different
elementary schools and delivers a
clear message on disabilities,
divorce and child abuse in a man-
ner in which fourth grade stu-
dents can understand. After each
skit, the students may ask ques-
tions to the puppets about the
subject matter. :
"These are just a few of the
placements that could be Imple-
mented to benefit Our communi-
ty," added Warriner.
The, main focus at. the
moment is the New Year's Eve
gala fund-raiser hostedL at the
home of Trish and David
Warriner. "We want to have a tra-
ditional New Year's celebration
and at the same time raise money
to benefit our community," said
Warriner. Tickets are $25.00 each
and can be obtained by calling
T...,The Junior 'Service League
requirements for membership are
ladies between the ages of 25 and
50 who have lived in Port St. Joe
for at least one year by the time
application blanks are due and
Bunny Miller just returned
after a three week stay in
Kitzingen, Germany to welcome
her new grandson. Christopher
was born ThanksgMing Day at
four minutes until 11 p.m. (their
time). He weighed seven pounds
12 1/4 ounces and was 20 inches
long. Christopher was welcomed
home by his brother. Dominic and
his parents. David and Christine
Officers of the Junior Service League of Port St. Joe shown
in the photo above, from left to right, are: Treasurer, Mrs. Chuck
Gannon (Sue), President-Elect, Mrs. Mark Ellmer (Margaret),
President, Mrs. David Warriner (Trish), and Recording &
Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Tom Gibson (Mary).
Sea Oats & Dunes Club
Holds Christmas Party
The Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club celebrated its
Christmas party with a luncheon
at the Fish House in Mexico
Beach on Tuesday, December 10.
Officers of the club served as
hostesses. In lieu of exchanging
gifts, the members were asked to
bring a gift for a resident at the
Bay St. Joseph Care Center.
The following members who
have a birthday during December
were wished a happy birthday:
Lessle Kraft. Marion Cathey,
Lottle Parzlale, Mildred Slavik and
The next meeting will be
January 14 at 10:00 a.m. (EST) at
the Gulf County Beaches Volun-
teer Fire Station Community
Room in St. Joe Beach. Errie
-'Hendricks will speak o'n
'~Camellias". Serving as hostesses
will be Mildred Behmke, Agnes
Sawyer Raffield celebrate
first birthday on November
with a party at his home.
He is the son of Eugen
Margie Raffleld of Port St. Jo
the grandson of Mr. and
Gene Raffield of Port St.
Linda and. Jerry Roberso
Americus, Georgia. His
-grandparents are Mr. and
Carl Raffleld and Mrs.
Wood, all of Port St. Joe.
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Final arrangements for the
Martin/Stephens wedding have
been made. The wedding will take
place on December 21 at First
Baptist in Port St. Joe. A recep-
tion will follow immediately after
the wedding in the fellowship hall.
No local invitations are being
sent. All friends and family are
Invited. A nursery will be provid-
f-: : '
V;: ., .
Trapper Lane Nunnery
S Tapper Is One!
S Trapper Nunnery celebrated
his first birthday on Saturday,
'' December 7th with a "Teddy
S Bear" birthday party at the Wewa-
hitchka Community Building.
He celebrated his special day
t with some of his best friends,
ed his numerous cousins. aunts, uncle,
r 28th grandparents, mama, daddy, and
his special guest'was his big
brother Trey from Macon,
ie and Georgia. They enjoyed cake and
oe and ice cream, gifts, and playing on all
Mrs. of Trapper's new toys.
nJoe. Trapperis the son of Ben and
gron Teresa Nunnery of Wewahitchka.
Mrs. He is the grandson of Hazel and
Edna Dewey Nunnery of Wewahitchka,
Agnes Peavy of Wewahitchka. and
K. C. Mashburn of Port St. Joe.
i ** *
Board to Review Plans
For Upcoming Year
The area's Health and Human
Services Board, will review Its
plans for upcoming activities at a
meeting Thursday, December 19,
at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern), at the
Department of. Children and
Families District 2 Office, in
Tallahassee. The meeting will be
held in the second floor confer-
ence room of Building A, at
Cedars Exechtive Center at 2639
North Monrde Street.
The Board is a citizens advi-
sory group that is charged with
determining how money is target-
ed to meet local health and social
service needs in a 14 county area
that extends from Bay to Madison
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Most furniture Mqyed
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St. Joe Is Currently Being
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We willbe open Monday, December 23
Furniture and Accessories
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".: '1 0... 9...8... ... 6...5..... .....I
Count Down to 1997
) at the 1st Annual
'New Years Eve Gala
Come Join the Party!
S8:00pm December 31st until 1:00am January 1st
,-' 1600 Constitution Drive, Port ,St. Joe ,
Live Entertainment Cost: $50.00 per couple
"' Heavy HorsD'oeuvres $25.00 individual
C. Complimentary Champagne Call'227-1111 today
:, ". .. .. .. for reservations!
Attendance limited to 200 people /-Black Tie optional
,' Tickets on sale Monday, December 2nd.
Sponsored by The Junior Service League of Port St. Joe. All proceeds will be returned to our community.
'IHE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 1996 PAGE 5A
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association will be con-
ducting "outreach" in Wewahltch-
ka on Friday, December 20 as
they continue to let seniors 60
and over know about services that
are available to them. This will be
a neighborhood outreach.
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P.O.P.S. Club members of Port St. Joe High School are definitely in the Christmas spirit.
Pictured above are club members with some of the toys and gifts they're providing to the HRS
"Wish Upon A Star" project. Club members are providing a "Merry" Crristmas" to nine children.
Club members shown in the photo (in no certain order) are: Karien Thomas, Kim Parker, Erica
Alles, Kayleen Butler, Priscilla Medina. Tonya Moorehead, Misty. Wood, Sabrina Hanson, Michelle
Martin, Shanna Hammock, Casie Williams, Sara Hayden, Christy. ,Wood, Rene Weeks, Bridgette
Price, Tina Klope, Rachel Perrin, and Alicia.Christie.
Birthdays at Pre-K
Jannetta and Jacqueline
Peters, daughters of Mr. and Mrs.
James Samuel Peters of Port St.
Joe. celebrated their birthdays
together at a party with.their Pre-
K class at Port St Joe Elementary
on December 12. Jannetta turned
five, on December 19th and
Jacqueline will be four on
The girls' grandparents are
Mary Peters and the late Nathan
Peters, Sr. of Port SL Joe, and Mr. .
and Mrs. 'Wie Nix of Gordon.
Jannetta & Jacqueline Peters
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:' 31c December 12
Raemeka'Mary Dione Gant
Gant FAMU Graduate
Dr. and Mrs. Raymond Gant
are pleased to announce the grad-
uation of their daughter. Raemeka
Mary DJone Gant. from Florida A
& M University with a Bachelor of
Science Degree in Mathematical
Sciences Summa Cum Laude on
Friday. December 13. The gradu-
ation ceremonies took place in the
Tallahassee Leon Cidc Center.
Raemeka is the granddaugh-
ter of Mary Peters of Port St. Joe.
the late Nathan Peters, Sr. and
the late Lela and Chester Cant,
From Basic Training
Army National Guard Pvt.
Timothy G. Hysmith has graduat-
ed from basic military training at
Fort Leonard Wood in Waynes-
During the training, students
received instruction in drill and
ceremonies, weapons, map read-
ing. tactics. military courtesy.
militaiv Justice, first aid. and
Army history and traditions.
Hysmith is the son of James
G. Hysmith of Wewahitchka and
Tharessa L. Castaneda of Lynn
Haven. He Is a 1996 graduate of
Wewahitchka High School.
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I want to. thank all the friends and neighbors
in Port St. Joe who have helped my dad, Arnold
Daniell, in the past months with transportation,
food, visits, and many other acts of kindness.
Witl1lov-"I eb fDahriel King
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IN TE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
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 Gulf County.
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse, 000 5th Street Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. The name and address of the
Personal Representative and her attorney are set
All interested persons are required to file
wrIHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBUCATION OF THIS NOTICE, (1) All
claims against the estate and (2) any objection by
an interested person on whom notice was served
that challenges the validity of the Will, the qualifi-
cations of the Personal Representative, venue or
Jurisdiction of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
DATE of the first publication of this Notice of
Administration Is December 12, 1996.
/s/ THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH & GIBSON, PA.
303 4th Street
P.O. Box 39
Port St. Joe. Florlda 32456
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
S FL BAR NO. 0350583
/s/ MARY ANN FLOWERS
SAN ANTONIO. TX 78217-5102
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 appllcation(s)
for water use permits) has (have) been received by
the Northwest Florida Water Management District:
Application number 105420 filed 12/03/1996
Rae Ellen Floyd. Maxine's Restaurant 234 Brlai'.
SSetterich Road. Wewahltchka FL; 2465
Requesting a maximum withdrawal of 3.800 gal-
Ions per day from the Florldan Aquifer System
for Public supply use by an existing facility.
General withdrawal locations) In Gulf County.
T3S RIOW. See. 36A
Interested persons may object to or comment upon
the applications or submit a wrnten request for a,
copy of the staff reports) containing proposed
agency acton regarding the applcatlon(s) by writ-
Ing Lo the Division of Resource Regulation of the
Northwest Florida Water Management District.
Route I. Box 3099, Havana. Florida 32333-9700,
but such comments or requests must be received
by 5 clock p.m. on January 2. 1997.
No further public note will be provided regarding
this (these) appllcatonls). Publication of this notice
constitutes construcuve notice of this perrrit appll-
caaUon 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 bearing
regarding the proposed agency action by submit-
ing a wrinen permit request according to the pro-
visions of 40A- 1.521. Florida Administrative Code.
Notces of Proposed Agency Action will be mailed
only to persons who have filed such requests.
lie. December 19. 1996.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
. m P..su '
vs. CASE NO. 96-2i6-CA
o sn /
:: NOTICE OF SALE
Notce Is hereby given that pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
December 12. 1996. and entered in Civil Case No
96-286 CA of the Circuit Court in and for Gulf
SCounty. wherein SRA C. SULZER Is Plalntif and
JOSEPHINE SMITH Is the Defendant. I will sell to
the highest bidder for cash at the front door of the
Gulf County Courthouse In Port SL Joe. Florida. at
Sthe following described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment. to-wit
Lot Six (6). Block Five I5). Port SL Joe
Beah Subdivision. Unit One I1). according
to an Olficial Plat thereof on file In the
Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
Gulf County. Florida. In Plat Book I. Page
58. IC/R Officilal Records Book 27. at Page
DATED this 13 day of December. 1996.
BENNY C LISTER
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/Constance Redd
2tc. December 19 and 26. 1996.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE DIVISION
NORMAN DOUGLAS KNOWLES.
Deceased. FILE NO: 96-81-CP
'. *- / 1 1 '
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of NORMAN
DOUGLAS KNOWLES, deceased, File Number 96-
81-CP, is pending In the Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth
Street. Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The names and
addresses of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set forth
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
SAll persons on whom. this notice is. served
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the personal repre-
sentative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are
required to file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE'LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR.THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a cop of this notice is served with-
in three (3) months after the date of the first publi-
cation of this notice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER QF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THERE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
SALL CLAIMS DEMANDSAND OBJECTIONS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice Is Dec.
19, 1996. .. .
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Charles A. Costing "
Post OfficeBox 98
Port St. Joe. FL 32457
Telephone: 1904) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070
Susan Annette Knowles
Route 1. Box 145-T
"Wewahlich ka. FL 32465
2tc, December 19 and 26. 1996.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
SID NO. 9697-09
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida will receive sealed bids from an)
person, company, or corporation interested In sell.
Ing the County the following described personal
Please submit a bid for the Items lited below
or their equivalent.
I. One MRL Monlior/Defbrlllator/Hard
Case/12 Lead/Pacer/Battery Charger/
Battery Saver/3 baneries
2. One Ferno 175 4 type stretcher mount.
:.,; 3. One Ferno 107 Combo Stair Chair/
4: One Pair Adult Mast Trousers One Gauge
5. One Pair Pediatric Mast Trousers One
6. Two Fero Model 125 KEDs
7. Two LSP Pedlatrc Immobilization Boards
8. One Sager Traction Splint
9. Two Nu Trake Emergency Cricothyromomy
10. Two Pedl Nu Trake Emergency
11. Two Unibody Portable 02 regulators
12. Two wall port 02 regulators, without diss
13. Two Iron Duck Utra Loc Blue with pins
Long Spine Boards
14. 8 sets of 2 piece quick connect 5 straps
15. One Laerdal Compact Portable Suction ,
16. 2 Plano 747m Trauma Cases
i7. Two 6 Air splint packs with cardboard case
Delivery Date must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver unit
on spectlied date will be set at $25.00 per day.
Please indicate on envelope that this is a
Sealed Bid. the Bid Number, and what the bid is
Bids sill be received until 5-00 o'clock P.M..
Eamlern Time. January 14. 1997. at the Office of
the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Ffth-Srreet. Port SL Joe, Florida
32456. The Board reserves the right to reject ar.
and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
BY. Nathan Peters, Jr.
2lc. December 19 and 26. 1996.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
H LOUIS HILL. JR.
vs. CASE NO: 96-151-CA
BILL JORDAN a/k/a
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the under.
signed. Clerk of the Circut Court, Gulf County.
Florida. will. on the 6th day of January. 1997. at
11.00 AM. E.S.T.. at the front door of the Gulf
County Courthouse. Port St Joe. Florida. sell at
Rev. Jimmy Clark:
Rev. Jimmy Ray Clark, age
53, of Highland View, went to be''
with the Lord Saturday morning
December 14. Rev. Clark was .
born in Coffee County, Alabama,:
and moved to this area in 1983 "
from Coffee Springs, Alabama. He
was former pastor of the Oak
Grove Baptist Church of-,
Darlington and Eden Baptist
Church of Coffee Springs,
Rev. Jimmy Ray:Clark has .
served as pastor these past 13
years at .the Highland View
Baptist Church. He has served a
number of years with U. S. Army.,
National Guard, and ,was
employed by the Byrd & Son,
Bottlers of Panama City before
being called into the ministry.
:Rev. Clark was preceded in
death by his father. Rev. Ralph
Clark. He is survived by his moth- .
er, Jewel Clark of Geneva.
Alabama: Barbara Ruth Clark, a .
loving wife of 34 years; one son,"
Brian Keith Clark of Chancellor,
Alabama; one daughter. Jennifer,,!
Ann Hardy and husband. Huey H. ,;'
of Port St. Joe: one brother, Rev.
Lamar A. Clark and wife, Luverne ,:
of Chattahoochee; two grandchil-
dren. Arron Keith Clark and
Kaylee Ann Clark of Chancellor,
Alabama; two brothers-in-law,
Charles West and wife. Carolyn
and Ray West: and mother-in-law,
Frances West. all of Panama City.
Funeral services for Rev. Clark
were conducted on Tuesday,
December 17 at 11:00 a.m..
E.S.T. in the Highland View
public sale to the highest and best bidder for cash.
the following described property located in Gulf
SEE EXHIBIT "A" ATTACHED HERETO AND
MADE A PART HEREOF pursuant it the Final.
Judgment of Foreclosure entered on the 6th day of
December. 1996. In the above-styled cause. pend-
ing In said Court
Dated this 13th day of December, 1996.
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ M. Vaughan
Guyte P. McCord. Ill
Florida Bar No. 020111 I '
210 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee. Florida 32302
Attorney for Plainrlff
LOT 16. FEATHERSOUND:
Commence af the Northwest corner'of Fractional
Section 7, Township 9 South, range 11 West. Gulf
County; Florida, and thence run N.0OO042r1E.
along the West line of secoon 6. Township 9 South.
Range II West for 1341.09 feet to the
Southwesterly right of way line of County Road No.
30-E: thence Southeasterly along said right of way
line as follows. S.23-25'1 IE for 1642.44 feet to a
Point of Curve, thence along the arc of a curve at
the left which has a radius of 11426.79 leet and a
central angle of 02;08'33 for an are length of
-27.29 feer thence S 25'33'44"E. for 1711 69 feet
to a Point of Curve: thence along the arc of a curse
to the right which has a radius of 11415 15 feet
and a central angle of 05:18'49" for an arc length
of 1058.64 feet: thence S 20:14'55E. lor 2507.88
feet thence S.69'4505WV. for 386.92 feet to the
point of Beginning thence continue S 6945'05W.
for 10700 feet: thence S.22':3'47-E. for 102 08
feet thence N.69 45I5"E. for 10700 feel: thence
N.22:3347-W. for 102 08 Ieet to the Point of
Beginning, subject to a 10 fL easement on the
2tc- December 19 and 26. 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 contacung
Mr. S M Eubanks at 1904) 227-1204 or 639 5630
or Mr. Clinton Brownell at 1904) 227-1204. The bus
Is located at the School Bus Garage In Port S. Joe
on Long Avenue Extension. The bid will be on an
"AS-15" basis, and each successful bidder will be
required to remote the equipment from school
property. Bid forms are available at the above
address. Interested persons must use the bid f.:rm
and submit It In a sealed envelope marked Bid a97.
023 and addressed to Mr. S. M. Eubmulk.. Gull
County Schools. 150 Middle School Road. Port SL
Joe. FL 32456. The bid deadline Is 12 00 Nounl
E.T. December 20. 1996. Board action will take
*place on January 14. 1997 at the regular meeuing.
2lc. December 12 and 19. 1996.
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Baptist Church with Rev. Howard
Browning and Rev. Kelly Dickson
officiating. Interment followed in
the Eden Baptist Church Ceme-
tery near Geneva, Alabama.
The folloWing gentlemen
served as active pallbearers:
James Little, Wallace Guillot. Tom
Mangum, Mark Lyle, Bert Eaker,
'Tommy Haddock, Lewis Lindsey..
and Curts Little. Honorary pail-
bearers were the R. A. Class and
all men of the church.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Gilmore-Souther-
land Funeral Home of Port St.
Fla. Farm Facts
Carambola is referred to as
the Golden Star Fruit, and has
-been cultivated since ancient
times in Asia and India, and today
in South Florida. Carambola has
two flavor classes. One is some-
what tart and the other Is sweet.
Tart carambolas are baked
with hams and .'roasts, and the
Julce Is used to make Florida
fruit-based wines. Sweet caram-
bolas are enjoyed raw, in fruit sal-
ads and deserts. Sweet or tart, the
carambola is quite a decorative
piece. When cut into cross sec-
ions, it resembles a star and Is
used for garnish.
Vets Office Closed
The Veterans' Service Office
will be closed for the holidays on
the following dates: December
20th. the week of the 23rd, the
31st and January 1st. Veterans
needing assistance may call 1-
800-827-1000. Bo Williams, Gulf
County's Veterans' Service Officer,
wishes everyone happy holidays.
Say You Saw It In The Star[
Drucilla Keel, 83, of Highland
View, passed away Friday after-
noon in Gulf Pines Hospital fol-
lowing an extended illness. A
native of Bonifay, she had been a
resident here since 1952. Mrs.
Keel was a member of Callaway
Baptist Church aihd a former
member of the Highland View
Baptist Church. She was preced-
ed in death by her husband,
James C. Keel, and her daughter
Survivors include her chil-
dren, Dauhrice Gibson and hus-
band, Tim of Pananma City, Linda
St. Germaine of Alvin, Texas,,
Rosa Szalanski and husband,
Bob of Hickory, Noith, Carolina,
James Keel and wife, Patti of
Panama City, and Robert Keel of
Port St. Joe; 17 grandchildren;
and 17 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held
at 11:00 ,a.m., E.S.T., Monday,
from the graveside at Holly Hill
Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Billy
Rich. Interment followed.
All services were under :the
direction of Comforter Funeral
free: mo Service
Sponsored by Lookout Lounge, Toucan's,
El Governor and Jams
For further information call
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Port St. Joe Veterinary: Clinic
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-., I celebration ofthe
Holiday Season, all
Tyndall.Federal Credit Union
S.:locations will be closing
,at 1:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve
and will be closed Christmas Day.
Tyndall Federal credit Union
Intent to Prepare Supplemental Environmental
The Ballistic Missile Defense Organization is preparing a supplement to the Theater Missile Defense
Extended Test Range Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which was prepared in 1994. This supple-
ment will assess the environmental impacts associated with testing Theater Missile Defense,systems in
the Eglin Air Force.Base Gulf Test Range. The Notice of Intent for the supplement was published in the
Federal Register on 26 November 1996. The testing would potentially involve air and sea missile launches
,as well as launches from land sites at Eglin Air Force Base and Department of Defense property in the
Florida Keys. The Theater Missile Defense Extended Test Range EIS is available for review at the
Okaloosa-Walton Community College Library--Niceville Campus
Okaloosa-Walton Community College Library--Fort Walton Beach Campus
Gulf County Library-Port St. Joe
Key Largo Public Library
Monroe County Public Library-George Dolezal Branch-Marathon
Monroe County Public Library-Main Branch-Key West
Florida Keys Community College Library-Key West
Public information sessions will be held according to the schedule and locations below:
January 21, 1997
January 23, 1997
January 27, 1997
January 28, 1997
January 30, 1997
February 3, 1997
Fort Walton Beach, Holiday Inn
Port St. Joe High School
Key West, Holiday Inn
Marathon High School
Tavernier, Coral Shores High School
Tampa, Holiday Inn State Fair
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FRANKLIN COUNTY GLASS, INC.
Storefront, Mirrors, Insulated,
Shower and Tub Enclosures, etc.
Serving Franklin, Gulf and Wakulla counties.
Licensed and Insured
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The Five Point and
Wetappo Landfills will
:be closed on December
24 and 25, 1996 and
January 1, 1997.
2tc, December 19 and 26, 1996
THE STAR. PORTP ST~ .n. JOE. FL THURSDAY, DE6 19,L99C
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T'FE STAR flflfl'P C 'TD Tn.I f* 'mrnnrnVT .AU f l 1 0- 10
Florida Wildlife, Lifetime Licenses
Holiday shoppers hunting for
that unique gift need look no fur-
ther than the Florida Game and
Fresh Water Commission (GFC).
The GFC is offering several spe-
cial presents this year that will
make any outdoor enthusiast
At the top 6f the list is s sub-
scription to the award-winning
GFC magazine, Florida Wildlife,
which is celebrating its 50th
anniversary. The magazine pro-
vides not only interesting articles
for those who love to read about
the outdoors, but a variety of
recreation and conservation top-
ics along with award-winning art
and beautiful artwork.
Now is the time to subscribe
because a price increase is set to
take effect March 1. A three-year
is $19, and
costs only $
for .more i
Holiday Gifts F
n (18 issues) is $27, a sportsman's license. The lifetime
ibscription (12 Issues) resident sportsman's license cov-
one year (six issues) ers hunting, freshwater fishing
,10. and saltwater fishing license fees
er, send a check or plus all state-required permits
r to: Florida Wildlife, and fees along with others that
Meridian Street, may be created in the future.
FL 32399-1600, or Fees for lifetime licenses are:
information call the 4 Yrs-under 5-12 Yrs 13 Yrs +
office at (904) 488- Fieshwater $125 $225 $300
Saltwater $125 $225 $300
C also offers gifts for Hunting $200 $350 $500
d fishing lovers-life- Sportsman's* $400 $700 $1,000**
time licenses. nTey not only pro-
vide a lifetime of fun, they also
eliminate the need to renew a
.hunting, freshwater fishing or
saltwater fishing license every
S Gift givers can purchase each
separately, or give someone a gift
they'll never forget, a lifetime
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Crab, Leek and Caviar Bisque or
Chicken & Wild Mushroom Ragout with Hearts of Romaine
Smoked Salmon over Sprouts with Lemon Cream OR,
Seared Tuna Crudites with Cucumber & Tomato served with
Petite Chiffonade of Marinated Greens with Diced Seasonal Vegetables:
Madalines of Snapper Lump Crabmeat baked draped in a
S light butter, served over a potato fan with balsamic tomatoes,
corn, green beans, and lobster butter
Choice Filet of Beef Sesame Crusted & Griled to order,
served over a crunchy vegetable jardinere of broccoli, carrots,
water chestnuts and onions with grilled Lyonaise potatoes
Fresh Tuna Almond Crusted and Pan Fried Rare,
Served over Sauteed Romaine & Fried Eggplant Medallions
with a Light Broth, Somen Noodles and Sprout Garnish
S' -Choice of Assorted Fresh Pastries ,,
S ., 1 i," 7. ': p 7 ".
-Select Menu Items Also Available
Caroline's, the Roseate Spoonbill Lounge & the Boss
Oyster will be closed Christmas Day, Dec. 25
The City of
Rpv 1 w..
Board will hold a
public hea ing on
January 07, 1997 at
6:00 P.M. at City Hall
to receive public
input on the City
Land Use Map, and
DONALD MINCHEW, CITY MANAGER
Publish Dec. 19and 26, 1996
.* Covers hunting, saltwater and
freshwater fishing licenses plus
wildlife management area,
archery, muzzleloading gun,
turkey, Florida waterfowl, snook
and crawfish permits. Does not
include tarpon permit.
** Costs only $12 if 64 years or
For more information on life-
time licenses, or to purchase one,
contact your county tax collec-
The Florida Poison Informa-
tion Center (FPIC/Jax) reports an
increase of emergency calls dur-
ing the holiday season and
encourages parents to take prop-
er precautions to keep poisons
away from children. The following
is a list of common holiday haz-
ards that can be a potential dan-
ger to your child.
*Bubble lights containing
methylene chloride. can be fatal if
the child drinks the fluid from one
light even if labeled nontoxic.
SArtificial ee t treeents,tre
preservatives, and snow sprays,
often contain alcohol and irri-
*Christmas tree needles,
angel hair (made from finely spun;
glass), and ornament hangers
may cause painful cut in the
mouth and throat if swallowed.
*Painted ornaments may con-
-*Decorative snow globes con-
tain water that may be contami-
nated with bacteria and fungi.
Mistletoe, poinsettia, Christ-
mas berry, Christmas rose, holly,
bayberry and Jerusalem are all
considered potentially problemat-
ic. Symptoms for plant poisoning
range from rashes, nausea, vom-
iting and diarrhea, to Irritation of
the mouth and throat, and airway
FOOD POISONING .
Most often associated with
meat, fish or dairy products that
have been thawed or stored
improperly, come in contact with
dirty work -utensilisor work area,
or with unwashed hands.
Symptoms are typically limited to
vomiting and/or diarrhea and
generally occur within six to eight
hours but may be delayed.
Treatment usually consists of
drinking plenty of fluids, with
symptoms resolving within 12 to
24 hours. Should symptoms per-
sist, contact the poison center or
Sources of alcohol poisoning
Include alcoholic beverages,
mouthwash cologne, perfume,
aftershave lotion, rubbing alcohol
and cough/cold medications.
Blood, sugar in children can
decline to a very dangerous level
even with a small Ingestion.
Symptoms will resemble "drunk-
enness" and may include difficul-
ty breathing. extreme drowsiness,
difficulty walking, nausea and
vomiting. Seizures may occur in
In addition family pets canL
easily chew on decorations and
plants. If leftover food is given to
pets, do not leave It in the food
dish for any length of time. Do not
feed candy to pets. Some treats,
(SPECIAL) -- A drug that is excit-
ing researchers in the treatment of
pain has, been formulated into a
new product known as "Arthur
Itis," and is being called a "Medi-
cal Miracle", by some, in the treat-
ment ofdebilitating conditions such
-as arthritis, bursitis, rheumatism,
painful muscle aches, joint aches,
Although the mechanism of action
, is unclear, experiments indicatethat
Arthur Itis, relieves pain by first
selectively attracting, and then de-
stroying the messenger chemical
which carries pain sensations to the
brain, thus eliminating pain in the
affected area. Arthur Itis, is an
odorless, greaseless, non-staining
cream and is available immediately
without a prescription and is guar-
anteedto work oryourmoney back.
14%i. SicllarHallh Producs. Inc Use only as directed
CAMPBELL'S DRUG STORE
528 Fifth Street, Port St. Joe
chocolate for example, can be
The Florida Poison Informa-
tion Center in Jacksonville is
open 24-hours a day, seven days
a week. Calls are answered by
specially trained nurses, pharma-
cists and on-call board certified
toxicologists. Call the poison cen-
ter immediately for any poison
emergency or question at 1-800-
The Florida Poison Informa-
tion Center is a cooperative effort
between the University of Florida
College of Pharmacy, University
Medical Center. The Uni'erslty of
Florida Health Science Center in
Jacksonville, and the State of
Florida, Department of Health/
Children's Medical Services.
Did You Know?
The. way fish are displayed
can be a clue to their wholesome-
ness. When evaluating fish mark-
er, notice how the fish are dis-
played. There should always be
lots of ice. Fillets and steaks
should be on a metal or plastic
tray; whole fish may be placed
directly on: the ice with their,
heads down for proper storage.
Cooked and uncooked
seafood should be displayedsepa-
rately, and price tags should be
stuck into lemons or In the ice.
never the fish. Cook seafood
about 10 minutes per inch of
thickness or until it flakes easily
and the center loses its glassy
appearance. Seafood should be
cooked to an internal temperature
of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
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1994 Lincoln Continental:
1996 Dodge Dakota
Sand Many More.
Give Us A Call at 229-6961
ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 1996
IF YOU COULD GO
BACK IN TIME
... to as recent as the early 1950's, scarcely 40 years ago,
you'd discover that most of the drugs, we take for granted today
didn't exist then. Doctors in the 1950's were severely limited -
compared to today in their choice of medicines for treating
During the past four decades, we have all become the
S beneficiaries of what can only be described as a "pharmaceutical
S revolution." Our illnesses can presently be treated with
hundreds of new and effective medical compounds that have
come into being in recent years. This, then, is an exciting time
to be alive. And we, as pharmacists in this community, are
pleased that we can play a part in this age of progress.
"A GREAT MANY PEOPLE ENTRUST US with their pre-
I scriptions, health needs and other pharmacy products.
We consider this trust a privilege and a duty. May we be
S your personal family pharmacy?"
Buzzett's Drug Store
317 Williams Avenue Port St. Joe
.Convenient Drive-Through Window
Revlon Cbsmetics Carlton Cards Russell Stover Candies
S Christmas Specials
Unique Gifts &
SGuy Harvey Clothing & Gifts
" Columbia Sportswear
* Reef Riders Sandals
* Wood Sculptures
(Turtles, Fish, etc.)
SCosta del Mar Sunglasses
" insulated Glasses by Tervis
* Nautical Belts ,
in tColumbip's S
Sin the Ship's Store
Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach
Open 6 days,7-5 CT
Diseased and un
teeth sometimes exp
of response by a st
; the classroom. The
nate student hesi
.: answer direct quest
more than a nod or a
the head because b
ing 'he would reveal I
secret. For him, the
answering during c
the friendly bante
recess are unacc
teacher puts this
down to. lack of inter
ness, or mental slow
unattractive teeth i
s a real
The Port St. Joe "Tiger
Sharks" dropped from their top
ranking for the first time this
year. The Tiger Sharks suffered
two losses this past week, one
against district rival Blountstown
and the other to the' defending
Class A State Champ, Malone, in
the Tiger Sharks' shoot-out.
Port St. Joe is' currently
ranked #5 in 3A, and will travel
this weekend to Clearwater to
compete in the Time Warner
Classic. The Classic will consist of
some of the top basketball pro-
grams in the state. Port St. Joe
opens on Thursday at 5:30
PORT ST. JOE, 54:
GRAND RIDGE, 48
Brian Jenkins hit five three-
pointers to boost his game total
S to 17 points as the Sharks, still
ranked number one among the
state's 3A teams, 'got past the:
Grand Ridge Indians. The win
S gave the Sharks a first victory in
their Shootout II competition,
held Friday and Saturday of last
week in the Coliseurm.
James Daniels also contrlbut-
Kneeling, from left are Nicole Royster. Katie Kilbourn, Lacey
Johnson, and Courtney Lenox. Standing, from left are Misty
Wood, Tracey Fitzgerald, Stephanie Maxwell, Emily Thompson,.
and Christy Wood.
Lady Sharks Will Host 5th
Shark Basketball Tourney
Wewahitchka, Chipley and Rutherford Will Participate
On December 19th and 20th,
the Lady Shark basketball team
'vill host their Fifth Annual Lady
Shark Basketball Tournament.
Participating In this year's tour-
nament with the Lady Sharks are
defending champs, the Chipley
Tigers, the WVewahitchka Gators,
and the Rutherford Rams.
The first game will begin at
7:00 p.m., ET. Thursday with
Chipley playing Wewahitchka,
then St Joe will play Rutherford
Friday night's games will start
at 7:00 with the consolation game
and the championship game will
begin at 8:30. Come out and
watch some exciting girls' high
Views On DentaCl Healthi
FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.
Healthy Teeth and
attractive handicap. This is often dis-
plain lack played in problems of behav-
tudent in ior or deportment in addition
unfortu- to an unwillingness to speak.
states to The child does not welcome
ions with .questions, and can be hostile
shake of tp a persistent questioner.
)y speak- For success in school and
his dread social circles, a winning smile-
3 normal is a key ingredient. That is
g and why care of children's teeth,
lass and starting when teeth first
r during appear, is especially impor-
Prepared as a public service to pro-
mote better dental health. From the
office of FRANK D. MAY, D.M.D.,
319 Williams Ave., Phone 227-1123.
.++.+++..+ ..++ .
Once again Port St. Jo
SSchool and the Lady Shar
k ketball team would like tc
the following local buslnes
their continued support
:Citizen's Federal Bank, B
Drugs, and The Athletic Hi
PORT ST. JOE, 65;
Misty Wood ran wild. i
.30 points against Rut]
Tuesday night to lead the
In a 65-53 win. to even u
record at 4-4. Courtney
added 14 points to the Sha
The score was knotted
all at half-time. before the
Sharks started pulling a%
the third period. Misty
scored 14 of her 30 points
Score by Quarters:
PSJ 15 10 19
Ruth. 10 15 15
7-0-14, C.Wood 3-1-7, Max
1-5, Royster 4-1-9..
Ruth.-Green 1-1-3, F
1-7. Bennett 4-4-12, Lawso
20, Williams 3-2-11.
For the deal of your
ed 17 points, as he'and Jenkins
were the only Sharks scoring in
double figures. C7 J. Jones, Dan-
iels, Keion McNair and Likely all
tossed in three point goals.
For All-Star Team
Congratulations are in order
for Doyle Crosby, a 6'4" .235
pound senior tight end attending
Port St. Joe High School. Crosby
has been named to Florida's
Super Senior AllStar team last'
He will be representing his
school as well as the state of
Florida during the Florida-
Georgia game this coming sum--
mer. According to Head Coach
Chuck Gannon, the staff and stu-
dents at Port St. Joe High are very
proud of Doyle and this accom-
The Wewahitchka boys' bas-
ketball team will participate in the
Jefferson County Christmas
Tournament December 19 and
20, this Thursday and Friday. The
Gators will open against Taylor
County Thursday at 6:00 CT.
The other game on Thursday
night will be Jefferson County
versus Bell High School. The two
losers will play at 9:00 CT on
Friday and the winners at 7:00
The Wewahitchka Gators
nipped the Apalachicola Sharks.
surging ahead in the final quar-
ter, Friday night.
Amp Hill added the game
winning lay-up, with eight sec-
onds left to play, to his game total
of 13 points and 12 rebounds.
Cecil Jackson set the scoring
.'pace for the Gators with his 20
points, six steals and three dunks
for the evening. His brother. Jus-
tin, had only five points for the
game, but pulled down 13 huge
'Apalachicola owned a 26-20
lead at half time.
Score by Quarters:
Apalach 6 17 9 11-43
Wewa 12 811 14-45
Apalach-Key 3-0-8,' Kellogg
3-2-8. Sanders 5-0-10. White 2-
0-4. O'Neal 2-0-5, Stanley 2-0-4,
Small 3-0-7, J.Jackson 1-3-5,
Fla. Farm Facts
Florida leads the nation in the
production of tropical (ornamen-
tal) fish. There were 205 active
tropical fish growers in Florida
last year, accounting for over $52
million in cash receipts.
The production of aquatic
plants, with 72 Florida growers
and almost $9 million in gross
sales, is second only to tropical
fish production in Florida's aqua-
The Sharks held a narrow 25-
24 lead at half-time.
Score by Quarters:
G. Ridge 12 12 7 17-48
PSJ 12 13 16 13-54
G. Ridge-Branch 0-0-0,
Sims 1-2-4, Ferrell 1-1-3, Godwin
7-1-15, Lewis 4-4-12, Williams 2-
PSJ-Russ 1-1-3, Likely 3-0-
7, Chambers 1-0-2, McNair 1-0-
3, Daniels 5-6-17, Jones 1-0-3,
Jenkins 6-0-17, Roulhac 1-0-2.
PORT ST. JOE, 55
Malone, handed the Sharks
their worst defeat in a while in
their second round of Shootout II
in the coliseum Saturday night.
Malone, always a tough competi-
tor, handed the Sharks their sec-
.ond defeat over the last five
games. It.could have been worse,
.since the Tigers held a 43-15 lead
at half-time. The Sharks re-
bounded in the second half with
'40 points, while holding the Ti-
gers to 25.
Cameron Likely with 21
points and Brian Jenkins with
11, were the only Sharks to score
in double figures. Coach Vern Ep-
pinnette remarked, "We didn't
handle their pressure very well.
Our guards didn't do a good job
against the press and Malone was
able to cruise in the second half."
Score by Quarters:
Malone 21 22 13 12-68
PSJ 7 8.20 20-55
SC.Tggs 7-2-17, 'Smith 3-1-8,,All-
kah 7-1-18, King -2-2, Turner 2-
0-4, Williams 2-1-5.
PSJ-Likely 9-3-21, Cham-
bers 1-0-2, Adkison 2-2-6,
McNair 1-0-2, Daniels 3-1-7, Jen-
kins 5-1-11, Roulhac 3-0-6.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 1996 PAGE 1B
Camera Catches Activities At Port St. Joe and Wewa Parades Saturday
4.. 1144 'i ".* '"
Gulf Forestry Camp Guards Operate Santa's Workshop Urging Santa To "Reach and Touch Everyone"
Kids! Kids! Kids! Riding, On A Float
ROTC Carry The Colors,
Excited Little Boys Are "With It"
IHay Parade Participants
Happy Parade Participants
Santa Comes To Wewa!
Making Like A Cowboy
More Kids INVOLVED
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Santa's Helpers Pass Out Candy
PAGE 2B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 1996
Arizona Chemical Awards Grant to
Gulf County Senior Citizens Assn.
Money to Help Pay
Through the volunteer efforts
of an employee of Arizona
Chemical's Port St. Joe plant, the
Gulf County Senior Citizens
Association received a $250 grant
through the Volunteers of Inter-
national Paper (VIP) Fund.
Arizona Chemical provided the
funds to the local organization on
behalf of employee Phyliss Moore
to help buy recliner chairs.
The VIP fund provides up to
one grant per year to qualified
non-profit organizations where
company employees volunteer.
Moore, shipping .and, traffic-Port
St Joe plant, is an. active volun-
teer for the Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association. She volun-
teers approximately 80 hours a
year for the organization by coor-
dinating and assisting, in
fundraisers and membership dri-
"I am very proud of the
employees, who volunteer their
time to help local organizations.
Providing grants to organizations.
like the Senior Citizens Associa-
tion, Is one way the Port St. Joe
plant is supportive of the activ\i-
ties which reflect the concerns of
employees and their families,"
said Clark Davis, plant manager.
Sara Allen, assistant director-
Gulf County Senior Citizen
Association, said, "Phyliss has
really helped us a lot with our'
fundraising efforts, which enables
us to buy meals for the elderly
and provide funding for our new
To the seniors who depend on
the local Senior Citizens Associa-
tion for meals, transportation and
companionship, the donation is a
great contribution. Moore said,
"Serving seniors is a small repay-
ment for the contributions and
sacrifices they have made for all of
us. They really ask for so little,
Just a little ofyour time."
Additionally, the Port SL Joe
S plant has agreed to donate alu-
minum cans to the organization
for recycling. The money generat-
ed from the cans will help contin-
ue services such as home deliv-
ered meals, adult day care, recre-
ation and transportation.
For Recliner Chairs For New Center Building
Phyliss Moore, in traffic and shipping at the Port St.
Arizona plant, delivered a $250 check to the Gulf County See
Citizens Association recently. Arizona Chemical provided
check through the Volunteers of International Paper Fund
help buy recliner chairs.
* The Rotary club was Intro-
duced to Charles Ball, the new di-
.rector of ARC here in Gulf
SCounty, last Thursday. Ball told
the club of some of his back-
Sground and what he was doing to
improve the county organization
since he had taken over.
Ball said, first off, how the
program was deep in' debt but'
had started to work its way out
until "we can see the light at the
end of the tunnel." It seems that
adequate reports of their activi-
ties had not been filed with Medi-
cade, from which the organization
gets a large portion of its funding.
"We thought the reports were
filled out properly. but the gov-
ernment says 'no'. and we've been
most of the year trying to pay
back funds the government says
we failed to justify adequately."
In the meantime, the organi-
zation is trying to earn a portion
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
Tuesday, January 14, 1997.
S :1 NATHAN PETERS, Jr.
S' "' : Publish December 12 and 19, 1996
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Wed., Fri. and Saturday
7:30 to 11:30 p.m. (central)
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Wed., Fri., Sat., 4-12 p.m.
Of Gulf ARC
of its own way by providing ser-
vices to the community. Bell said
the local ARC chapter furnishes
lawn care, custodial work and :
contracts with the DOT for litter
pick up along the streets and
roads In Gulf'County.
He bemoaned the fact that
several vehicles which they try to
maintain to furnish necessary
transportation to those in need,
all have upwards of 150,000
miles on them and are in con-
stant need of repair. One of the
vans, used for this purpose has
300,000 miles on it.- ::
"We're attempting to make ar-
Srangements to replace these vehi-
cles while we are repaying the
Government the amount they
claim was overdrawn. In the
meantime we're making certain
the necessary reports are all filled
out properly." Ball said.
The ARC has a total of 40 em-
ployees, some part-time, and has
an annual budget of around
Juvenile Justice i
Secretary Calvin Ross of the
Department of Juvenile Justice
announced last week the appoint-
ment of Joel M. DeVolentine as
Juvenile Justice Manager for..
District 2 which includes Bay,
Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf
Holmes, Jackson, J Jefferson, .
Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor,
Wakulla, and Washington Coun- .
ties. DeVolentine will assume:
responsibilities from Bob Webb
who has been serving as the
"Mr. DeVolentine brings 'a
wealth of knowledge and manage-
ment experience to the depart-
ment," said Ross. "His experience
working with community, civic,
and leaders within the Juvenile:
Justice system will be a large asset
as he assumes his new job
DeVolentine has served 24
years with the Department of
Health and Rehabilitative Services
IHRS) in the Tampa and
Chattahoochee areas working in
management positions overseeing
residential or non-residential
juvenile Justice programs. He has
served most recently at the
Florida State Hospital as Program
Director for the Corrections
Mental Health Institution. He will
assume his duties' with the
department In January, 1997. : ,
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As the cooler months
approach, people across the state
will soon be cranking up their
heaters--even In'tropical Florida.
State Treasurer and Fire Marshal
Bill Nelson cautions them to take
steps to ensure their safety before
cozyirig up in front of warm fires.
"Almost 900 heating system
fires were reported in Florida last
year, causing nearly $6 million in
property damage." Nelson said.
"Taking safety precautions during
the winter season can cut that
number in half. People need to
remember safety first."-
Nelson offers the following
tips to help prepare for a fire-safe
chimneys regularly and make
necessary, repairs. Always keep
the damper open when using your
fireplace. Cover the entire opening
of the fireplace with a screen.
SDispose of ashes in a tightly-
Ssealed metal container. Make sure
the fire is completely out before
leaving the house or going to bed.
Never burn trash, paper or green
wood in your fireplace.
*Wood stoves-Follow the
manufacturer's written installa-
tion requirements. Inspect chim-
neys regularly and make neces-
sary repairs Top chimneys with
spark guards and cover open
gratings with, mesh or screen.
Dispose of cooled ashes inra tight-
ly-sealed metal container.
*Kerosene heaters-Clean -
your heater before and after sum-
mer storage. Use only kerosene in
your heater. Refuel your kerosene
heater outside and do not overfill.
Keep wicks trimmed and keep
a window: open at all times for
*:Electric space heaters--
Make sure you have the correct
wiring and sufficient' voltage for
your heater. Replace frayed wires
and blown fuses immediately.
Never use your electric space
heater near water (for example, in
Sa bathroom or damp basement).
Unplug your space heater when.
not in use.
*Central heating sys-
tems-Have your furnace, chim-
ney and chimney connections
Inspected and maintained at least
once a year. Never store com-
bustible materials near a furnace.
Be sure that automatic shut-off
systems conform to local fire-safe-
ty, cde,~ Ias.nd .gooLworking .
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Many People Still Prefer A Natural Christmas Tree
Although artificial Christmas
trees have gained considerable
popularity in recent years, pri-
marily because of their conve-
nience and consistent appear-
ance, many people still prefer a
real tree. If you're a traditionalist,
and plan to have a natural tree,
it's important that you shop early
and take good care of your pur-
chase from the moment you get it
home until the holidays are over.
Regardless of the type of nat-
ural Christmas tree you choose,
San imported fir, pine, spruce or a
native Florida red cedar you
should select a fresh, well shaped
tree. Before buying, decide where
you'll display the tree, so you'll
know exactly what size to pur-
-chase. If you plan to put the tree
in a corner or against a wall, you
might buy one with a bad side,
-and save a few dollars..It's impor-
tant to shop at a Christmas tree
lot where the trees are well dis-
played, so you can really see what
you're getting for your money.
Roy Lee Carter
Once you find a fresh tree of the
right size and shape, you need to
know how to take care of it prop-
If you buy your tree several
days before you plan to set it up,
store it outdoors in a cool area
under shade or in a carport. Cut
the tree stump at a diagonal
about one inch above the original
cut, and place it in a container of
water. When you bring the tree
inside, saw the stump again, this
time squaring off the diagonal.
This creates a fresh wound which
helps the tree take up water
through the stump. Now place the
tree in a stand that holds water.
Be sure you keep the stand filled
at all times. It's surprising how
quickly a good-sized' tree can take
up a quart of water. So, check the
water level at least once a day.
Place your tree in the coolest
part of the room. Keep it away
from things like fireplaces, radia-
tors, air ducts, and even tv sets.
The heat from these can cause the
Mold-A-Male Heads Clean-Up Effort
Project Mold-A-Male urges
everyone in the community, espe-
cially residents of North Port St.
Joe, to join in an on-going clean
up effort. They feel the communi-
ty is in need of immediate restora-
tion, or in other, words "an over-
They expect that, because of
the holidays, many out-of-town
relatives and friends will be com-
ing to visit. The group'would like
the area to not only make a good
impression/'upon them but 'be.
'clean and hospitable as well. They
Should like to let the beautiful dec-
orations and lights hung about
the streets reflect and illuminate
a wholesome looking neighbor-
To make this Project Mold-A-
Male project come about the help
of many people is needed-men
and women, young and old. Here
are a few ideas of things that you
*rake and bag leaves securely;
*bag all loose trash;
*don't put trash out In front of
your home or business unless
pick-up is available;
*clear the way for new sidewalks
which are being laid, or cleanup
those which are already along
*encourage your neighbors to
join in the clean up effort;
*organize a group to clean:your
*adopt one spot that offends you
and "de-lltter it; and,
e get the children involved-it is
important that they become
aware of the problem.
Organizers of the clean, up
effort are asking the city to pro-,
videadditional collection services
or to place dumpsters in strategic
places to accommodate the addi-
tional refuse that will accumulate
during the season. An effort will
be made to make their locations
and times known. They hope that
together our surroundings will be
made very attractive and inviting.
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tree needles to dry out and drop
off very quickly.
., Proper Christmas tree care is
oily part of the story. There are
certain safety rules you should
follow carefully. Never use can-
dles or anything with an open
flame on or near the tree. If you're
using electric lights, check them
over very carefully for loose con-
Snecons and worn wires. Don't
overload your electrical circuits. If
you must use an extension cord,
run it out of the way of foot traf-
fic, and be sure It's heavy'enough
for the current load. Always turn
the tree light off when you leave
home or go to bed.-
Buying and caring for your
Christmas tree may not be the
weightiest problem on your mind
as we move Into the Christmas
season. But. if you plan to have a
natural Christmas tree in your
home this year, you'll need to give
some thought to both subjects.
Keep in mind that a fresh tree
with .good shape and sturdy.
branches usually will make the
best tree for displaying and deco-
rating. Make sure you keep the
tree in the coolest possible place,
and that you water it every day.
Take the time to properly care for
your Christmas tree, and it will
reward your efforts with radiant
beauty "throughout the holiday
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Is Aunt Ruth drowning in too
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Bob in knots over one too many
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Feet were meant to be walked
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Protect feet with shoes that cushion
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Flimsy high-fashion shoes'for
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sturdy shoes. Save the dainty ones
for less taxing-on-your-feet. sit-
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WES Fourth Graders Go To
After two months of raising
money, the dream became a real-
ity. At 5 a.m. on December 3rd,
58 fourth graders and 10 chaper-
ones left Wewahitchka Elemen-
tary School for Space Camp in
The group arrived in'
Titusville and immediately began
to experience astronaut training.
By: Misty Wood
Port St. Joe High School stu-
dents will be dismissed early on
Friday, December 20. They will be
dismissed at 12:00.
Attention seniors: An essay
contest, sponsored by the Florida
Association of Life Underwriters,
is being offered for a chance to
compete for a $1,000 scholarship.
See your English teacher for
The deadline for registering
for the SAT to be given on January
25th is Friday.
to the Lady 'Sharks
on their victory over,
Christian. They won
by a score of 70-40.
Way to go ladles.
Come out and sup-
port your Lady
team as they host
their Gulf County
Christmas Classic on Thursday
and Friday. December 19 and 20.
SThe boy's varsity basketball
team suffered its first.lost of the
S year at the hands of Blountstown.
but they quickly rebounded back
to beat Grand Ridge on Friday.
Way to come back guys.
S Doyle Crosby; a senior-tight-
end, was named to Florida's
Super Senior All-Star team. He
will play in the Florida-Georgia
game during the summer.
Every child had the opportunity
to try at least two of the simula-
tors such as the "Zero Gravity
Wall", "5 Degrees of Freedom",
"1/16 Gravity Chair". "Manned
Maneuvering Unit", and "Multi-
Axis Trainer". The group also
built and designed a space station
and also launched their own rock-
They also routed Kennedy
Coach Gowan, along, with
seven members of the boy's cross
country team, was named to the
All Big-Bend team. Coach Gowan
was named "Coach of the Yea"..
Gabe Clark, who was also named
Sthe All Big-Bend's Cross Country
SRunner of the Year, and Germain
Clark was named to the first
,team. Also, Kelon McNair was
named to the second team. Chad
Thompson. Nick Sweazy. Rod
Givens, and '. Eric
Sellers received hon-
PPrt Sit. VJcIoHigh
School is .proud .to
announce that seven
members of its band
were chosen for the
honor district band.'
They were Rocky Sal-
zar, Lea Todd, Aman-
da Paschal, Matt
M cCraney, OD'ell
Dandy. Roberta Enes.
Sand Eric Wisdahl.
S The senior slave auction held
by the physics class turned out
well. The highest buyer paid over
'$30 for their slave.
The NJROTC members are
Asking for donations of '$1 'be
Made for a chance to win a color
television. The physics class is
S-also asking $1 donations be made
for a chance to win $100 in gas.
SBoth drawings will be held Friday,
December 20. All money ialsed'
will help fund each of their class
From the Principal of
S by Larry A. Mat
Early Out Friday 12:00 Noon
SThis Friday wraps up the first
half of the school year. High
school students will have already
earned four credits! I really
Believe the students, If polled.
would give a resounding "thumbs
up" to block scheduling. But it is
still too early to make the final
decision, so please don't hesitate
to offer criticisms, etc. All points
of view need to be considered.
If you missed our column last
week, it was because it didn't get
faxed to The Star. It was typed
and ready to go, but everyone
thought it had already been
sent-so it got filed instead. If you
really want to see it, call and we'll'
make you a copy.
*c The Annual Report to Parents
actually went out on Monday.
December 16.' Ask your student
for,your copy. We're depending on
students to deliver them due to
the cost of postage.
We, enjoyed a good victory
over Apalachicola .last Friday
night before one of" our better
crowds. Cecil Jackson led the
Gators with some inspirational.
"jams" and Amp Hill gave a great
effort plus he scored the winning
basket with seconds left. The fans
were really into the 'game--in fact
one or two of AHS fans were edg-
ing onto the court near the end. I
guess they wanted to help. If you
-haven't been to a game this year.
boys or girls, try ,to attend one.
They are a lot more exciting than
most of the trash on IV, and our
student-athletes need to know
that the community supports
.iGot all your Christmas shop-
ping done? If not, join'my club.
There has been so much going on
we just can't find the time to
shop. With most of the various
parties, dinners,' and receptions
behind us maybe we'll be able to
make a last minute splash. Watch
for the stock market to rise next
I And.d, if you're still shopping,
remember your friendly princi-
pal-or better yet, one of the
many people or students who you
Skndw will not be on the receiving
end of any gifts. An inexpensive
gift to a student, or maybe an
elderly person you know would
mean a lot!
WHS will be closed to stu-
dents from December 20 noon
until January 7, 1997. There will
be a skeleton staff on hand during
By Linda Whitfield
Space Center, the Astronaut Hall
of Fame, the Rocket Garden, and
Astronaut's Memorial. Students
also observed an early morning
rocket launch-the I a.m. launch
of the Pathfinder to Mars.
A good time was had by both:
students and chaperones. A very
special thanks to all who helped
make their,dream-a reality.
School Dismissal For
School will be dismissed early
this Friday. December 20. Our
school will be dismissed at 11:50
for the holidays. Lunch will not be
served. The school will resume on
Tuesday, January 7. Have a,
If you are interested in being
a Girl Scout or a Girl Scout leader,
please call 1-(904)-271-0902.
Melanie Hinote Chose Katlyn
Gortman As "Student Of The
Katlyn Gortman, the seven
year old daughter of Diane
Gortman was chosen as the first
grade "Student of the Week". Her
favorite thing to do is to go to the
Miracle Strip. When 'she grows
up, she would like to be a nurse,
because she likes working in a
Port St Joe Elementary School
Students Of The Week
Congratulations to our,
"Students of the Week" Chase
Butler. Rachel List, Heather
Sadler, Leann Hinson, Charissa
Powell,.Jeffery Bailey, and Bobby
Thanks to the following par-
ents for their help with the P.T.O.
Christmas Gift Shop ... Estelane
O'Donnell. Monica Tarantino,
Connie Mathews, Barbara Adams.
R rthl n q M i
Baptist Church Bell Choir for the
program they presented to our
students. We enjoy this special
treat during the Christmas sea-
son. Thank you First Baptist
Bulldog T-Shirt Sale
If you would like to purchase
a Port St. Joe Elementary School
t-shirt, the cost is $10.00 (cash
Due ton the Chricstmas hnll-
Burkett, Trina Siprell., Pat~-i'days;. school' will be' dismissed
Burkert. Linda Cope..Cathy Cox. early on Friday, December 20.
Cindy Branch. Nancy Brociian. Port" SL Joe Elementary School,
Denise Strickland, Kim Smith, students will be dismissed at
Tracy Wilson. Michelle Quintana. 11:30. Students return to school
Mary Gibson, Kay Walther, on January 7.
Francis Hiscock, Cindy Fenaes. General Mills Box Tops
Nancy Burgess. Mary Quaranta. our school is still collecting
Tonya Knox. and Clara Freeman. General Mills cereal box tops.
Thanks, Wewa Elementary Please send them to school.
School Prepaid College Program
We would like to thank the January 10 Is the deadline to
fifth and sixth grade class of Lori enroll in the Florida Prepaid
Price and Sue McDaniel for the College Program. For more infor-
puppet program they presented to nation call 1-800-552-GRAD.
our students. The puppets enter- Report Cards
stained as well as informed our Re i
students of the dangers of using Report cards will be sent
Illegal drugs. Thanks Wewa home on Tuesday. January 14. If
Elementary Schooll you would like to schedule a par-
Elementary Schooll ent/teacher conference, please
Grading Period Ends call 227-1221.
The second nine week grading Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
period ends Friday. December 20. School will not be held on
If you would like to schedule a Monday. January 20 due to
parent/teacher conference, please Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
call 227-1221. Stress Busters
Thanks, First Baptist Church Most families are under a
A special thanks to the First great deal of stress these days.
S' Tension often builds like steam In
a kettle. Here are a few ways t6
some of the holidays to respond to cope:
I~i-4U I I I- I Ui- -cEI-. r'A .I-iiU
nI quiries in the ouiLce. IIIlcaUIy -
the office will be closed December
24 to 27 and December 30 toi
With: Mr. Wilder retiring,' the.,
pending' retirement of Frances
Shores, his secretary, has been
sort of overlooked. She will be
sorely missed, as will Mr. Wilder,
but she has earned the right to
take it easy. I'll miss her calm,
reassuring voice and' manner
each time I call the superinten-
dent's office. Say, the idea to retir-
ing doesn't sound half bad, does
t? I'll have to look into that and
give it some thought.
Have a great week as we all
prepare to celebrate what should
be the greatest period of the year, *
every year. ;
Parents-check for missing
jackets-we usually have several
accumulated in the office every
*Stay active. Regular activity
is a proven stress fighter. How
about a game of basketball or tak-
ing a walk?
*. Keep talking. Worries often
get bottled up Inside, and It helps
to get them out in the open. So,
sit down regularly as a family and
talk together. If necessary, get
help from a skilled professional.
*:Help kids learn to relax.
Sbme children "loosen up" when
they listen to (music, write in a
diary, or draw. Encourage these
*Make changes. Is there an
especially hectic time each day for
your children? What could you do
to help? Example; If mornings are
tough, have the kids wake up ear-
SRemember the power of love.
When times are tough, it helps to
feel that people care..Let your
kids know how much you value
Early School Dismissal
This Friday or Holidays
Due to the Christmas holi- 'Port St. Joe Middle School..11:50
days, schools in Gulf County will .Port St. Joe High School.....12:00
be dismissed early on Friday, Wewahitchka (CSTD
December0 Main Street Site (WES) .......11:45
The following is a bus sched- in ite (WES) .......11:45
ule for early dismissal on that Linton Site (WES) ..............11:50
day: ,'-, Wewahitchka High School... 12:00
Port St. Joe i Elementary school breakfast
Pt S. will be served, but lunch will not
Highland View Elementary.. 11:30 :, be served Friday, December 20.
North PSJ Elementary ........11:30- Have a safe and happy holi-
Port St. Joe Elementary...... 11:35 ..- day!.
hospital and helping people: She
likes to 'play with her cousins,
Jessica and Tyril.
Her favorites are: TV show,
"Crafts Creatures"; color, pink;
-.and song, "Frosty the Snowman",
If she' could visit anywhere, it
would be to Apalachicola. Katlyn
said: that she :"hopes that every-
one has a Merry Christmas".
Mrs. Hinote said, 'Katlyn is a
very special student! She is eager
to learn and always does her best.
She makes teaching a joy! Katlyn
will receive a pizza from P. J.'s
Restaurant and Pizza Kitchen.
Going Away Party For Mr.
It was a very festive occasion
with red tablecloths, poinsettias,
garland, gold. glitter, etc. Plus the
array of barbecue chicken,'pota-'
toes,, salads too numerous to
name, desserts galore, etc. made
it even nicer.,
Mr. Kelley was "roasted" to a
degree by the "Not Ready for
Prime Time Singers", and then'.
everyone joined in on some songs
in the '"Kelley Medley". Interim
principal, Dr. David-Bidwell, kept
the ball rolling that night. Finally,
a' live Christmas money tree was
presented to Mr. Kelley.
Laughing and enjoying him-
self, he kept the tears in check,
though it was a sad and happy
occasion for him and for us too..
He has been with us since the
early 80's and we will miss him so
The third grades enjoyed a-
trip to the Marianna Caverns on
Tuesday, December 17. This is an
annual, trek after studying rocks
and fossils. It was a bit chilly this
year, but we had great fun.
Mr. Fortner, WHS softball
coach, would like to work with
any girls in grades four, five, or six
who are Interested in fast pitch
softball. Interested girls should
meet on Thursday at 4:00 at the
WHS softball field.
Friday, December 20th, the
third grade will present "The
Christmas Story" at 9:00 A.M.
and 9:45 A.M. to students and
parents. The story from Matthew
and Luke will be acted oout by the
class, and Christmas carols will
be sung by everyone.who comes.
We promise you a simple, but
beautiful portrayal of our Savior's
birth. The class will be sharing
this presentation today (Thurs-,
day) at the nursing home.
Each class will. enjoy a party
before dismissal at 12:00 noon.
Students will be .'giving gifts to
various needs rather than
exchanging gifts. Some will go to
local families, some to missions,
and some to special projects such
as the "Angel Tree". The first and
fourth grade classes have sent
gifts In shoe boxes to children in
Port St. Joe
"STUDENTS OF THE WEEK"
This week's "Students of the
Week" are Joanna Watkins for the
seventh grade and James Capps
for the eighth grade. Congratu-
lations to both of you!
Congratulations are in order
for Bonnie Belin and Nick
Comforter. They were chosen to
go and compete against other stu-
dents in the honor band, and
Bonnie Belin received first chair
on the alto saxophone. Way to gol
Judy Williams is the sponsor
of the middle school Beta Club,
and she has helped us do many
things this year. We have parties
and plenty of fun, but we also do
things to help people. We pre-
pared a Thanksgiving basket for a
needy family and bought presents
for needy children. We will be
inducting all new members when.
we return from Christmas holi-
days. You must have a 3.5 aver-
age to get in the club and a 3.0 to
stay in. The Beta Club is a great
club that does great deeds.
No, we do not have a garden-
ing club, but a group of students
from Mrs. Williams' fifth and sixth
period classes have been planting
shrubbery in front of Port St Joe
Middle School. We would like to
extend a thanks to Roy Lee Carter
for teaching us how to plant and
There will be a Christmas
dance' innthb gym on 'frday,
..,,Dec-mber 20 from- 8:4'S":until-
school is dlsmissed,vhhich will be
11:50. A special thanks is in order
for all the AA mothers for provid-
ing the refreshments for the
dance, especially Sherry McDow-
Port St Joe Middle School
,would like to wish everyone a
Merry Christmas and a Happy
News Colu4 n.
haith Christian School
Bosria' under a program called
The music classes were busy
this past week spreading Christ-
mas cheer. The high school cho-
rus sang for the senior citizens
last Friday. Grade five entertained
the nursing home residents
Monday with selections on the
flutaphones (recorders) and song;
then grade four followed on
Wednesday with "signing" songs.
We' thank our students and our
teacher, Mrs. Teat for their min-
istry to all.these senior citizens.
The Lion's Tale wants to wish
our readers a very blessed
Christmas as we celebrate the
birth of our Savior. "Thanks be
unto God for His unspeakable gift
of our Lord Jesus Christ." II
k~irr e ,
By: Jo Hernandez Highland View Elementary
New Health Nurse ...
A big welcome to Marsha
Bouzemann, our new health aide.
She previously worked at Port St.
Joe High and Middle School. She
has been a health aide for six
years. What she enjoys most
about her job is working with the
children. Some of her job duties
include screenings for height and
weight, fix the minor boo-boos,
and give out medications. Wel-
come to Marshal
Arizona Chemical recently
adopted Mr. Jones' sixth grade
class. Charlene Hargraves pre-
sented them with, pencils and
books identifying trees.
Turkey Trot .
We are very proud of our sixth
graders who recently ran in the
annual Turkey Trot Congratula-
tions to Travis Burrows and Adam
Nixon who finished in fifth and
S13th place and to our girls, Vicki
Reed and Erica Hernandez who
finished sixth and- seventh,
Merry Christmas &
Happy New Year
Say You Saw It In The Star!
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 1996 PAGE 5B
By Stephen D. Cloud, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Lillian, AL
The author, Stephen D. Cloud, is a native of Port St. Joe, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cloud..
Our handsome suits, S1
our well-groomed locks
and tasseled tresses,
these our Sunday best come off too soon.
The real test-
Clothed in comely robes
in humility, reverence, and service,
in these we must be clad
if Him we would make glad
Who graciously clothed
unday Clothes r
our wayward parents with fig leaves.
The biggest test-
is not what we wear,
how we look, but who we are.
And Christ is the finest fashion.
The author's book, "Gleanings From My Garden",
containing a collection of short articles. is available
at The Star offcefor $10.00.
Ministerial Associations Receive Grants
The Port St Joe Ministerial
Association and the Wewahitchka
Ministerial Assoclation were
recipients of grants from Florida
S Coast Paper Company, the
International Association of
Machinists Local 1435, and'
Green Long of Florida Coast
The generous grants have
allowed these two ministerial
associations to bring Christmas
joy to the children and older
adults of our communities.
Spontaneous gifts of this
nature come from the hearts of
the donors, andnd they reveal the
true nature' of our community.
"We are blessed with an industry
and a labor force that has the
good of our people at heart," say
oit c/i lstma&
5:00 p.m. (central time)
Tirc ''Baptiz$ CZfurch '
Everyone Is Invited!
Discover Qod's love!
S 'ery person is welcome
Long Ave enue
g 'BAPTIST CHURCH / I
1601 Long Avenue Port St.:Joe 229-8691
tWorship Sundays at ila.ii. & 7p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 am. & 5:45 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children', choirs 6 p.m., Children & Youth Missions 7 p.m
Prayer & Dev ion 7 p.m. Adult Praise Cho r p.m.
heavn Curtis Clark, pastor
Mark Jones, minister of music and youth
\i /, The friendly place to worsltip!
First Baptist Church
Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. & 6-30 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wednesday Adult Prayer & Bible Study, TeamKids (grades 1-6) at 6 30 p.m.
Please note, all times ceintrall
NURSERY PROVIDED FOR ALL SERVICES
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach Corner of 15th & Califomia 648-5776
THE EPISCOPAL.CHURCH IN GULF COUNTY
ST. JAMES' 800 22nd STREET PORT ST. JOE
7:3d'and 11:00 a.m. (ET)
+++ |Sunday School 9:45
SST. JOHN'S WEWAHITCHKA
THE REV. JERRY R. HUFT, Pastor
s a C~hurchWt1 a a
that extends beyond our walls
To effectively communicate God's message to everyone.
S To exalt God through contemporary Biblical worship.
To equip the saints for the work of ministry.
To extend God'slove to everyone in our community
:and throughout the world.
Come visit We'd love to have you!
Dr. Bill Cook Interim Pastor
'". .Phone (904) 227-1180b
Presently meeting in the First Union Bank Building
'Monument Avenue. Port St. Joe
Sunday Worship'10:00am and 6:00pm
Call for times and details of other opportunities
Those who are charged with
distributing the grants are grate-
ful for the trust placed in them.
On behalf of the recipients, they
give all who contributed their
'Others wishing to contribute
toward helping the needy through
the ministerial associations may
send designated funds ,to "The
Ministerial Association. P. O. Box
786, Port St.,Joe, FL 32457."
The Port St. Joe Assembly of
God Church, located at 309 Sixth
Street in Port St Joe, will be pre-'
senting a, Christmas program
entitled "The Good Shepherd" on.
Sunday, December 22 at. 6:30
The church's youth and adult :
choirs will be participating in the
program. Everyone is invited to
join with them and enjoy the
S: I. in Luke 2:10-11 we
Find, "And the angel said
S, to them. Be not afraid, for
behold !' bring you good
Oliver F. Taylor news ofa great joy which
Visitation Minister. First ill come to all the peo-
United Methodist Church
ple; for to you is born this
Sday in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ
This is a proclamation from God by His mes-
senger. The message is that Christ is for all the
people. In this birth, Christ comes that everyone
has opportunity to identify with God by the
acceptance of His' Son. How sad it is to see any-
one pass this chance by...
Christmas is a .season of the heart. Many
deny this by becoming a scrooge, and say, "Bah
Humbug." I strongly believe In Him whom I have
placed my trust toward eternity: Proclaim the
*Good News of Great Joy to all the world. Merry
WG Baptist To
White City Baptist Church's
adult choir will present the musi-
cal "On Christmas Day" Sunday,
December 22 at 6 p.m., ET.
Nick Davis, pastor of the
church extends an invitation to
everyone to attend.
The Department of Children
and Families would like to thank
the community for their very gen-
erous support of their Thanks-
giving program. Food baskets
were given to 65 families In need,
with the food being donated by
local churches, unions, school
and individuals in the communi-
This column is provided as a service of the Gull County Guidance Clinic, Inc., a professional counseling
and mental health center. It is not intended to replace psychological counseling or treatment services.
I have a problem with my
anger sometimes. My girlfriend
says that I let things build up and
then I explode. I am kind of quiet
and don't usually let things both-
er me. But sometimes I do get so
angry I feel like I'm going to
explode. I don't get mad often, but
when I do it's usually over some-
thing stupid and I lose it. I guess I
do let things build up, but I am
afraid to argue about stuff
because I might get mad. How can .
I keep this from happening? T "
Dear Mr. Bomb,
This is a common problem..
especially among males. Many of '
us don't generally express our
emotions and have a way of letting
things "slide off our backs". The
problem is that we don't really let
things go, but "repress" them. In
other words, we stuff them down,,
swallow them, shove them in a
closet and shut the door. When we
do this enough times, the closet
gets too full and all the stuff,
comes tumbling, out.
SThe trick is to learn to express,
anger as it surfaces in a way that
will not hurt~ the other person. If
you can achieve this. your angei
will not build to such critical lev-
els and you will have more control
over it. It's not easy to do this. It
means you must change your
style of dealing with people.
There are basically three
styles of interacting with other
people in this area: passive,"
aggressive, and assertive. It seems
you interact in the first modes.
You seem to be passive, for fear of
becoming aggressive, until you.
have repressed too much and
then you suddenly react aggres-,
sively. The alternative is an
There is a big difference
between assertiveness and
aggression. Typical aggressive
behavior is fighting, threatening,
accusing, and controlling without
regard for the other person.
Assertiveness is expressing your
feelings and taking a stand while
considering the other person's
feelings. It does not mean blurting
out negative responses when
someone makes you mad.
Sometimes it's best to delay your
responses until you have time to
think about how you will respond.
The main idea is to express
your anger and resolve the issue
while being mindful of the other
person's position. Changing your
style of interacting with people Is
not easy. Your style is habitual
and deeply ingrained. It's much
like changing other habits and
will require practice, trial, and
Most counselors' are familiar
with assertiveness training and-
anger management and can help
you get started. You can consult a
private 'counselor or call Gulf
County Guidance Clinic, Inc. for
more information. The fact that
you took the time to write is an
indication that you are inotivated
to change. This Is a very good time
to start. Call us if we can help.
Ed Dennis, MS, Clinidal
Note:' Please address your .ques-
tions and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311 Williams
Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are option-
al and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries 'and requests
for professional counseling
should be directed by phone to
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311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD.
MORNING WORSHIP-- 11:00 AM EST
EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM EST
Sunday School ... 9:45 a.m. Discipleship Training 5:00 pm Sunday Evening
SWed. Night at 7:00 pm. Youth Group Meeting, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
O. taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man. that trusteth in Him,"
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
We would like to express our
appreciation to friends for food,
flowers, calls, cards, visits and
memorials given in memory of our
brother, Alden Farris.
To Rev. Clark of Long Avenue
Baptist Church and Janice Cox
Sand Mark Jones for the beautiful
music: and to those who served as
pallbearers, thank you.
S It eases one's sorrow,to know
you are in thoughts and prayers
of those who care.
Gene & Thomas Farris
The family of Flora Maddox
wishes to express our apprecia-
tion to the community for your
many acts of kindness during the
recent loss of our mother.
S .The Maddox Family
Say You Saw It In iTe Star!
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
fFirst Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
S Worship Service 8:30 am
Sunday School 9:45 am
Worship Service 11:00 am
a Disciple Training 6:00 pm
Evening Worship 7:00 pm
S- Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...6:30 pm
Gary Smith Buddy Casweil
Pastor Minister of Music & Youth
First United Methodist Chiurc
1 11 North'22nd St.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Morning Church..................9:00 a.rm. CT
Church School ......................10:15 a.m. CT
CHRISTIANITY ON THE MOVE
Dr. Loule Andrews. Pastor Dr. John Anderson, Music Director
Office Phone: 648-8820 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am 12 noon CT
.^ A^ FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
SW C. "' CHURCH
X 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
,q SUNDAY WORSHIP ...........................10 a.m.
ADULT SCHOOL .......................... ... 11 a.n.
US"' *SUNDAY SCHOOL Young Children
The Rev. Joseph Eckstine, Pastor
Come Find Out What All the Excitement Is at 2247 Hwy. 71
(1/10 milenorthof Overstreet Road)
The Churchf hrst
in Wewahitchka wants to make a difference in your life.
SSunday School 9 a,m.CDT
Worship Service 10 a.m. CDT
Wednesday Bible Study 7 p m.
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
REV. BILL WHITE, PASTOR
I ,i^ ^ 2420 Long Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 .
Port St. Joe's "Port of Victory"
Sunday School ..... ................ 10 a.m.
Morning Worship............................... 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening ..6p.m.
Sunday Evening .............................................. 6 p.m .
Wednesday Evening ......................................7 p.m.
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FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School .........9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship ....11:00 a.m. Fellowship "............6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..........7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wednesday .............7:30 p.m.
PASTOR Choir Director, Robert E. Downs, Jr.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Bible Study: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
6 p.m. Wednesday Nursery
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PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 1996
Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words,
5C for ecdch additional word.
$2.00 for each consecutive
week with no changes. Call
227-1278 to place yours.
'83 Bonneville Pontiac, asking $700.
SNo rust power windows. 647-5836.
'95 Geo Tracker, automatic, air cond.,
26,000 miles, $13,900. Call 647-
3838. tfc 12/1,9
1996 Ford Explorer XLT, all electric,
cloth seats, am/fin cassette, cruise,
AC, tilt wheel, 15,000 miles, green.
648-5435. Itc 12/19
One owner 1984 Brog II, garage
kept, auto cruise con-
trol, min x l W 647-8270,
Carson S [j ra Itp 12/19
1992 98 Regency Olds, $7,060. 229-
6449. Can be seen at 106 Victoria
Ave., Highland View. Ite 12/19
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 If interested. 2te 12/12
THE BEACHES HOUSE/PET SIT-
TERS. Collect mall / check lights /
locks / etc. Feed & exercise your pets.
As low as $6.00 a.day. Mow grass /
pool care/etc. Willing for extra$$. Re-
lable couple. Contact Ron & Maxine
Leopold at 648-4204 anytime/leave.
message. tfc 12/5
Make those old wood floors
looklike new. Don't replace -
Cl Refinish! .... :
Call Circle S Enterprise
827-6828, ask for Dusty
Catherine L. Collier
lIdenpendcru Sales Representaave
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe
(904) 229-8581 ,
72 21 ft. Starcraft hull and like new
overdrive. $1,200 obo. Washing ma-
chine, $75, works great. Also various
items including furniture, mattresses
and appliances. Call 229-9429.
Two 24' long pontoons, $600. Call
229-8715. 4tp 11/28
Unfurnished town house at Mexico'
Beach, 2 bdrm., 2 ba., 2 car garage,
all appliances, screen deck & patio. 1
year lease. $550 month, $550 securi-
ty deposit. New carpet, boat slip. Call
904-233-3629 or 648-8815.
3 bedroom house for rent, $410
month. Call 227-3511. tfc 12/19
Lease/Purchase. 1973 12x60' mobile
home set up on rental lot. Call 229-
8959 after 5 p.m. Leave message if
not home. 2tp 12/19
:2.bedroom, 1 bath mobile home, very
clean, no pets. $250 month. The
Junction, Hwy. 71 & 73, 639-5608.
Mobile home, 2 bedroom, $300 month
plus utilities. Call 639-5552.
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 1st, furnished or unur-
nished, electricity, garbage, waler,
cable included, $385 plus deposit.
Call 647-3545. 2tp 12/12
Furnished 1 bedroom apartment. Call
229-9000 or 229-2727. tfc 12/5
2 bedroom furnished and unfur-
nished available immediately. Long
term rental. Parker Realty, Mexico
Bbach, 648-5777. tfc 12/5
Mobile home lots for rent in Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfc 12/5
One and two bedroom apartments, 2
blocks from beach. Call 1-912-246-
1250, ask for Marvin after 8:30 p.m.
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 parpeted,-1lbdrm:., apts.
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more Informaton.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
* 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
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
No need for wet carpets. Dry clean
them with HOST. Use rooms right
away. Rent machine. St Joe Furni-
ture, 227-1251. tfc 12/5
Two mobile homes for rent in Mexico
Beach. 648-5476. tfc 12/5
4 bdrm., 2 ba. house at Indian Pass
Beach. Long term rental. $625 mo.
Call Rosasco Realty. Available Oct. 1,
1996. 227-1774. tfc 12/5
Mexico Beach, 3 bdrm., brick, sun-
room, gulf view, long term. 4 bdrm.
beachside, completely furnished,
short term, no pets. 648-8005.
MOBILE HOME/RV PARK. Lots
available. Grocery store, laundrymat,
liquor store; 'hardware, indoor flea
market on prerhise.- 1 mile to public
boat ramp. Full hook-ups available.
THE JUNCTION, Hwy. 71 & 73, 639-
5608. tfc 12/5
Commercial building, 103 Garrison
Avenue. Building includes 2 office
spaces with storage area, cen. heat/
ac, (1.352 sq. ft), plus covered stor-
age .area (450 sq. ft). Call 229-6914.
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Specializing in Black Top Soil
BULL DOZERS BACKHOES -LOADERS TRACTORS DUMP TRUCKS
648-8924 OR 648-5767 if no answer
PUMP REPAIR & SALES LICENSED INSTALLERS
.H ,& M IRRIGATION
for Al Your Watering Needs
HAL KEELS FREE.229-2738
JAMES WILEY ESTIMATES 227-7205
Pceece Heating & Cooling
'LICENSED ; INSURED : SALES AND SERVICE
A/C Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
State. uc. AoM48 229-COOL
LOANS D 8 J PAWN SHOP
-"The Little House with the Big Deals"
Comer of E. Henry Ave, and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465'
Business: (904) 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9-12
Installation We Service All Makes and Models
Port St. Joe Lodge No. I ll
SReg. Stated Communication
1st and 3rd Thursday of each'
month, 8:00 p.m.,Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave.
Robert Redmon. W.M.
Bill Jqrdon. Sec.
1st & 3rd weeks -Dec.
Steve Brant's Roofing
Port St. Joe Cal 229-6326
S RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality Is higher than price"
C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root
rake, front-end loader, lot clearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box A1C, Port St. Joe
All Type Elecrilcol Work
24 Hr. Service
LIC. #ER0013168 *INSURED
Residenbal Custom Wroo
A 8 R Fence'
fi eai/a and Conearete Weo
Albtn Flcischmann FREE Eaimlaite
EdN #5931156 6 19041 647-4047
Average Stump $10.00
A I 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
l Lawn Care Packages
As always call us for your
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
INSURANCE FREE ESTIMATES
= COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL
348 Santa Anna St.
St. Joe Beach 32456
Houses, Driveways, Patios,
Sidewalks, Mobile Homes,,
(Leave Message) /
Fayc.'&.NaiL_& .. -..
Tanning Salon /
TOTAL NAIL CARE -s;"
Certified Nail Technician .
1905 Long Ave., PortSt. 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 HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
Termite & Pest Control
* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
Slea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control. New Treatment]
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
d FAMILY OWNED
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Inspections
L; :III, .
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 Kadryn Kalahan before
Dec. 22. 648-4782. 2tc 12/12
Safe 'N Dry
214 3rd St., PSI, F.
ClumatecontrolUd no mildew
GULF COAST COATINGS
CUSTOM RESIDENTIAL PAINTING
Serving.Gulf, Calhoun and Bay Counties
Licensed and Insured Sr. Discounts Free Estimates
639-3570 tc 12/12
-ldj I THE CABINET
Custom Kitcheni and Bathi
Jeff Powell, Owner
580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (904)648-4088
New Construction, Remodeling,
Additions, Service Upgrades
No Job Too-.Small- Give Us A Call!
Insured .& 48-4427 JOHN R
ER0014030 Btc 1-17-97
A/C, Heating, Refrigeration, and Ice
S Machine (Sales/Service)
Ventilation Sheet Metal Fab. Natural
Gas & Electrical Equipment Contractor
Harden a0~&4e V 76,4044ti
Service Co. azt
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
State Mech. #RM0066465
StaeMech. #RM0066465 Ernie "Cooter" Harden/Owner
Phone 904-639-2454 Cel. Ph. #227-5036 tfc 6/20
9 J CUSTOM HOME PLANS
t Rose Mary Mapel
6240 Hwy. 98 West
Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
', ,ALLEN'S GULF
S' COAST IRRIGATION
S Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Free Estimates and Design
Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair
Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 Vc 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 c12/14
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 1996 PAGE 7B
4478 W. Hwy. 98, Casa Del Mar Apt.
2. Call 647-3371, ask for Debbie.
2 bedroom trailer at 2042 Trout St.,
Highland View, gas heat, gas water
heater, $200 ninth + util. 647-3875
or 235-3426. t tfc 12/19
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.
Safe 'N Dry
214 3rd St.,, S1, FL
CUmat-contromld no mindew
Apt. for rent, downtown
Port St. Joe. 517 1/2 4th
St. Downstairs apartment,
2 bedroom, 1 bath. Call
227-5443, $225.00 mo.
Apt. for rent, 2 bdrm., 1
ba., cen. h/a, carpet; ap-
pliances. Call Kenny at
227-7241 or Phil, 227-
YARD SALE, Saturday. Dec. 21. 8 to.
12. 260 Ponce de Leon. St. Joe Beach.
Storage Unit C. Gulf South Storage
Units, 4th St. Port St Joe. All
Wanda's Christmas and FSU items.
25% off. Neat stuff. Saturday,.Dec.
Cook,.KIDS Instructional Day Service
(K.1JD-S.-hias an-immediate opening-
for a cook. Duties include: food prep-
aration.meal planning, purchasing.
and record keeping. Min. req.: H.S.
dipl. or equiv. and completion fo HRS
screening. Applicants with experience
given preference. Hourly salary. Apply
to: K.I.D.S.. 309 Williams Ave.. Port
St. Joe. FL 32456. E.O.E. Ite 12/19
The City of Port St. Joe is accepting
applications for the following position:
CASHIER/UTILITY BILLING CLERK
Application and Job description may
be picked up and returned to the Mu-
nicipal Building, 305 Fifth St.. Port
St. Joe, FL 32457. Application dead-
line is 1-3-97.
The City of Port St Joe enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an
Equal Opporturnity/AffIrmatie Action
Employer. 2tc 12/19
$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. Jqe, FL
32456. Application deadline Is 12-27-
The City of Port St Joe enforces a
00 Drug-Free Workplace Policy and is an
Equal Opportunity/Affrmative Action
Employer. 2tc 12/12
Kitchen ,manager wanted for year
round restaurant. Pay rate based on
experience. SSed resume to: Resum6,
P. O. Box 13564, Mexico Beach, FL
32410. tfc 12/5
-* *it.ai'*Cani r
709 LONG AVENUE
EXCELLENT RENTAL HISTORY.
This neat as a pin home has 1,288
sq. ft. w/3 bdrm. and a bath and
half. Can. heat and air, range, refrig.
and 4 ceiling fans. Backyard is
fenced, Ig. storage building, and 2'
huge pecan trees. Good starter
home or rental property. Nice neigh-
borhood. Reduced in price to
Custodian: The Gulf County School
Board is receiving applications for
Custodian. Persons having applica-
tions on file in the School Board Of-
fice and wishing to be considered for
this position must request to have
their application submitted. Applica-
tions may be picked up and should be
sent to Mr. Buddy Floore, Coordina-
tor, 150 Middle School Rd., Port St.
Joe, FL 32456. Application deadline is
Dec. 20, 1996, 3:90 P.M., E.T. The
Gulf County School Board is an equal
opportunity employer. 2t 12/12
* The Gulf Co. Senior Citizens have a
part-time position for an on-site su-
pervision position in Port St. Joe., Ap-
plicant, must be 60 years old, have
owr dependable transportation, pass
a physical, and meet income guide-
lines.. Applications will be accepted at
the Senior Citizens Center in Port St.
Joe. For more information call the
Senior Center at 229-8466.
The Senior Citizens are an Equal Op-
portunity Employer and funded by
the State of Florida and federal gov-
ernment. 2t 12/12
Applications are now being, accepted
by The Gulf Co. Senior Citizens As-
soc., Inc. for the position of a part
time homemaker in the Wewahitchka
area. This will involve light house-
keeping, errands, and shopping assis-
tance for the elderly. Applicants must'
Possess a high school degree, be 18
years of age or older, have own'trans-
portation, and be able to work Mon-
day Friday from 8-4 PM. Applicants
can pick up applications at the Wewa-
hitchka Senior Citizens Center. Please
call 229-8466 for more information.
Applications must be received by Dec.
26th. Interviews will be held on Dec.
30th in the Wewahitchka Center. We
.ai an equal opportunity center.
The Dept. of Children & Families will'
have a position of Interviewing clerk.
vacancy on January 1997. Applica-
tion: deadline Is Dec. 23, 1996. Posi-
-tion No. 054540, pay plan: 01, class
code: 3334. The job Is located in Gulf
County with the salary range at pay
grade: 010, $550.55 to $879.78 bi-
weekly. Applications are usually hired
at the minimum ofthe salary range.
"Anticipated Vacancy". will 'require
Travel to four clinic sites in Gulf and
Franklin counties. Incumbent must
have good communication skills.
Computer experience preferred.
Submit a completed State of Florida
employment application to: Jane Van-
Helden. .D.. L.D.. Gulf Co. Public
Health Unit. 502 Fourth SL. Port St
Joe, FL 32456. (904) 227-7231, Sun-
corn 771-2000.. ,
An Equal Opportunity /Affirmative
Action employer. We hire only U. S.
citizens and lawfully authorized alien
workers. Preference shall be given to
.. certain veterans and spouses or vetf-
rans as provided by Chapter 295.
laws of Florida. If you need an accom-
modation because of a disability in or-
der to participate in the application/
selection process, please notify the
hiring authority in advance.
Minimum qualifications: a high.
school diploma or its equivalent and
.two years, of clerical or public experl-
nence. College education from an ac-
credited institution or vocational/
technical training can substitute at
the rate of 30 semester. 45 quarter of
720 classroom hours for each year of
the required experience.
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
Weslo cardio glide, new, calculates
distance, calories, etc. $100. Call day
227-1744, night 229-6604. Ite 12/19
Treadmill. Sears lifestyle 2100, auto'
incline, $175. 647-3335. ltc 12/19
No payment no interest
until April 1997
SST. JOE RENT-ALL
706 1st St. T 227-2112
Whte Snapper Sthl Echo
Outdoor Power Products
61 Avenue E /P. 0. Box 129
Apalachicola, Florida 32329
Fax (904) 653-8946
Business (800) 586-1408
Business (904) 653-8851
BARRIER DUNES Gulf View
* Townhouse Excellent-
Conditionl Approx. 1600 sq. ft., 2
Ig. bedrooms, 2.5 ba. (all marble
l-'w sinks) Fireplace, wall to wall car-
peting, heat pump, new roof (2
years old), double insul. aluminum
S windows w/bonus of storm shut-
ters, all water sealed covered
decks, and includes ALL furnish-
LW|^ IB *
Must Sell: natural color wicker sofa
and love seat sleeper with 14 throw
pillows, like new. $225. 647-4428.
Also men's bicycle. $20. Itp 12/19 -
Girl's bike (20" pink). very good cond.
$20; RCA VCR w/remote, $65; and
Pentium computer, with CD rom,
mouse, fax/modem/answer machine,
sound recorder,' multimedia, color
monitor, and loads of software. Pow-
erful but also set up for kids. $1,100.
Call 229-9112 (day) or 229-8427
(evenings & weekends). Itp 12/19
Yamaha porta sound, electronic key-
.board, Clavier electronique VSS-200,
used 30 minutes or less. $100' obo.
Call 648-8932. tp 12/19
1990 Fleetwood mobile home, ,14x70,
2 bdrm., 2 ba., ilg. 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-
ciate. Paid $3,000, will sell for $900.
229-9456. tfc 12/12
LOOK carpentry, window re-
placements, screen/glass rooms -
siding, you name It! 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
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.
UKC rat terrier puppies. 9 weeks and
6 weeks old. Call 648-5306.
DOG GROOMING PLUS, 227-3611.
Professional grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
PET & PROPERTY TENDERS. In
your home pet sitting by Joey arid
Marie Romanelli, 229-1065. 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. tfe 12/12
Major Dept. Store
Ammo to TV's.
Friday, 7 p.m. &
Saturday, 0 a.m,
Dec. 20, 21
AB1239, AU 1737, AU1743
For Sale by Owner: 3 bdrm.. 3 full
baths. 28x70' mobile home. 1g. 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 throughout' 904-
l592-5071. y9tp 12/5
4 bdrm.. 2 ba. home, 909 20th St.,
75x180' fenced yard, new carpet, new
roof, 15x30 above ground pool, patio
deck, 12x12 frame, utility shed,
$82,500. 616-729-4203 days, 616-
432-3066 evenings, or Todd Realty,
227-1501. tfc 11/28
Wewa. one bdrm.. one ba. trailer w/
large screened, porch, carport, nice
large corner lot near public boat land-
ing. $27,000. 639-5920. tfc 12/5
Bay front home. executive 3 bedroom,
2 bath, fully furnished. immaculate.
227-7506. tfe 12/5
Lot for sale: Howard Creek, one acre,
septic tank and deep well. $11,000.
827-2990. tfc 12/5
Lot on Court SL, S500 down, $225
month. Owner finance. $17,900. 648-
5328. tfc 12/5
221 Court St.. mobile home pretty lot.
S33.000. 648-5328. tfc 12/5
301 Woodward Ave.. cleared lot
zoned commercial and light indusri-
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.. I ba. living
room with fireplace, din., kit.. utility
rm.'cen. heat arid air, corner lot. 115
Sailfish St., Highland View. 227-1604.
By appointment only. tfe 12/5
By Owner: 2 bedrooms. 2 bath. loft, 3
decks, pool/hot tub available. '108
Boardwalk Ave.. Cape San Bias. 647-
3828. tfc 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, comer lot, $15,000 negotia-
ble. 827-2379. tfc 11/9
For sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft.. 3 bdrm.. 2 1.2
bath. master bdrm.. 22'x16' with gar-
den tub. sunken den w/flreplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
util. 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. tfc 12/5
Need room mate for 4 bedroom house.
Call 227-3605. 2tp 12/12
Fantasy Properties, Inc.
1200 U.S. Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 .
(904) 648-5146 or 1-800-458-7478
Whether you're interested.in selling or buying
your home, renting a place to live or want to
vacation in our beautiful area, we'll be glad to
JOHN M. DELORME, Realtor ELLEN F. ALLEMORE, Realtor
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. IN
AND FOR QULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
CASE NO. 90-01
IN RE: The Estate of
JOHNNIE MERLE McLEMORE MASSEY.
J OHN WILLIAM McLEMORE,
PENNY McDANIELS a/k/a PENNY
McLEMORE. as the Personal
NOTICE OF ACTION
MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF-SETTLEMENT
TO ADDELINE MASSEY WHITEN. FERN
LOUISE MASSEY HAGEMAN. AND THE DESCEN-
DANT(S) OF BILLIE ANDERSON, OSCAR HOLMES,
AND ETHEL DAY. AND ANY OTHER PERSON
CLAIMING ANY INTEREST, DIRECTLY OR INDI-
RECTLY. IN THE ESTATE OF JOHNNY MERLE
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 deferns-
es or objections, or otherwise, in said case within
30 days of the first date of publication of this
Notice, or you may be foreverbarred. If no such
written document is filed within said time, you
shall be barred If you do not appear at the sched-
Suled hearing stated herein and at that time and
place make an objection to all proceedings con-
tained in said Estate..In addition Addellne Massey
Whitten, Fern Louise Massey Hageman, and the
descendent(s) of Bille Anderson, Oscar Holmes,
and Ethel Day (illegitimate daughter of Garrison
Tellrington Massey). or any other person or per-
sons claiming an interest In the Estate of Johtmie
Merle McLemore Massey, may receive a full copy of
the proposed Settlement Agreement from the Gulf
County Clerk of Circuit Court, or by contacting
Counsel for the Personal Representative. That
Addeline Massey Whitten, Fern Louise Massey
Hageman, and the descehdant(s) of Billle
Anderson, Oscar Holmes, and Ethel Day (illegit-
mate daughter of Garrison Tellrington Massey), or.
any other person or persons claiming an Interest In
the Estate of Johnnie Merle McLemore Massey,
should file any objections to the proposed
Settlement Agreement In writing prior to the
Hearing with the Clerk of Gulf County Circuit
Court, Probate Division, and serve copies of all
written objections on counsel for the Personal
Representative. You will please notice that the
above-styled case Is a Gulf County Circuit Court
Case. but that the hearing scheduled for March 3.
1997 shall be n the Calhoun County Courthouse
located In Blountstown, Florida.
Dated this 2nd day of December, 199.6.
305 Fannin Avenue
'Blountstown, FL 32424
904/674-5424 IFax: 674-31271
Fla Bar ID No. 0146302
Attorney for Personal Representative
4tc, December 5, 12, 19 and 26, 1996
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
ASSOCIATES FINANCE, INC..
vs. CASE NUMBER: 96-171
RONALD W. SIRMONS. et al
BAY BANK & TRUST CO.,
Counter-Plaintiff and Cross-Plaintiff,
ASSOCIATES FINANCE, INC.,
RONALD W. SIRMONS A/K/A/ RONALD
SIRMONS, et al.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a
Final Judgment In Foreclosure as to Count I of the
Counterclaim dated the day of December. 1996.
in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest
bidder for cash In the lobby at the North door of the
Gulf County Courthouse In Port St. Joe, Florida, at
11:00 am., on the 16th day of January, 1997, the
following described property iet forth in the Final
S .' ,. -.' *
0House For Sale by Owner! 2027 Marvin Ave.
Drastically reduced from $165,000 to $155,000. Below
appraisal or rent with option to buy. For Information
Call 827-2838 or 647-5423
USED EQUIPMENT SALE
PRE-OWNED MOTOR HOMES
1989 Bounder 40 Motorhome, low miles, 6.5 generator, two
roof airs, all the extras, reduced to $39,995
1996 Coachman 29'Catalina Motorhome, 6,148 miles,
drivers door, "L" shaped 'kitchen, like new $44;995
1992 Coachman 31' Catalina Motorhome, 20,000 miles,
jacks, stabilizer bags, Ford w/overdrive. Best buy.at only
1983 35' Foretravel Motorhome, Oldie but goodie
marked down to wholesale $22,995
1993 Itasca 27' Sunrise Motorhome. Generator, air, awning &
low miles, yours for only $29,995
1988 26' Pathfinder Motorhome
Doublebed, awning, A/C, generator $8,995
1988 31' Pace Arrow Motorhome, Two A/C, twin beds, jacks,
awning, only 23,200 miles now only $32,600
1994 33' Southwind Motorhome. Almost perfect, only 11,468
miles. A bargain at.$49,995
PRE-OWNED TRAVEL TRAILERS
1989 29' American Star Travel Trailer
Loaded & nice, it's a Newmnarl $8,495
1994 32' Mountain Aire Travel Trailer. Top of the line
w/super slide out. Loaded wall extras & only $29,995
1995, 19' Salem Travel Trailer.
Extra clean starter unit only $7,995
PRE-OWNED FIFTH WHEELS
1994 Dutchmen 27' Classic. Big slide-out, rear kitchen,
awning, A/C, nice unit reduced to $13,495
1983 37' Holiday Rambler, 2 bedroom,
all appliances, extra nice $10,450
1986 25' Komfort, Needs TLC, $2,995
1995 27 1/2 PROWLER, low profile, ducted air, all
appliances, just right for V6 truck, $13,650
1972 28' Travel Mate, Extra nice for fish camp, $3,995
"RV" Always Means "Real Value" at
Leisure Tyme RV
Just West of Ft. Walton Beach on Hwy. 98
Beginning at the Southwest Cornet of the
Southeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of
SSection 24, Township 4 South, Range 10
West: thence run North 96 feet'for the
Point of beginning; thence run East 50
feet; thence run South 86 feet: thence run
West 50 feet; thence run North 86 feet to
the Point of Beginning.
WITNESS-my hand and seal of the Court on
the 3rd day of December, 1996.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ M. Vaughan
2tc, December 12 and 19, 1996.
INVITATION TO BID
Gulf Coast Community College District Board of
Trustees is extending an invitation to all qualified
companies to submit a bid on a contract for The
Gulf-Franklin Center involving approximately
16,000 gross square feet. The Center will be locat-
ed in Port St Joe. Florida. The work shall consist
of site preparations, general construction, mechan-
Ical and electrical work.
Bids shall be a lump sum rice: segregated bids
shall not be accepted. Bids shall be received by the
coordinator of purchasing, Administration
Building. Room 126, 5230 West U.S. Highway 98,
Panama City. Florida 32401-1058, Tuesday,
January 7. 1997. until 2 p.m.. C.S.T. (localtime).
Bids received after this lime shall not be accepted
Immediately following Lhe deadline, the bids shall
be opened and read aloud In the Gardner Seminar
Room located adjacent to the Administration
Federal participaion In this project is approx-l
mately 20 percent of the total esumated cost of the
Drawings and speclfic.anon may be examined at
the office of the architect. Kendnck-David.DowlIng
Architect. Inc. I I Ferry Road. SE Fon Walton
Beach. Florida. and the Ifllowing plan rooms-
Dodge Plan Ro.n.u~ Perasaccla and Taihha-see.
Florida. Dodge Plan Rooms. Birmilngham and
Montgomery. Alabama: Dodge SCAN. Atanta.
General contractors may obtain two 12) sets of the
documents at the office of the architect by depoult-
Ing the sum of $175.00 for each set of documents
This sum is refundable as set forth r, the
Instrucuons to Bidders. Additional seLt may be.
Purchased for the sum of 8175.00 which s nc.t
Bidders shall be contractors who are normal)
engaged In construction and shall be licensed as
may be required under exisong federal. state, and
local laws. Only bids from qualified contractors
shall be considered. Before a bid Is considered for
award, the bidder may be requested to submit a
statement regarding his or her prealous experience
in performing comparable work. business and
technical organizaton. financial resources, and
plant available to be used In performing the work
A pre-bid meeting Is scheduled for 10 am C S T..
Wednesday. December 18. 1996. In the Gardner
Seminar Room at Gull Coast Community College.
Each bid shall be accompanied by a cashiers
check or bid bond In the amount of five percent
(5%) of .the base bid, plus alternatives, If any.
Adequate insurancee coverage as stipulated in the
contract documents and performance and'pay
ment bonds will be required of the successful bid-
der. .. .
The Disrict Board ofTrusees reserves the right to
waive any Irregulanties and to reject any and/or all
bids. No bid array be withdrawn for sixty (60) days
after the actual closing time for receipt of bids 197.
2tc, December 12 and 1g, 1996.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 1996
LNews from the Military]
Son of Wewa Woman Excels
At Naval Port
(by Joel L. Hebensperger,
assigned to the Navy Public
Affairs Center in Norfolk, VA)
Navy ships are constantly
moving in and out of Norfolk
Naval Base to conduct training
missions, qualification exercises
and deployments. Without the
men and women of Port
Operations, these operations
couldn't be performed. Navy
Seaman Jeremy Engle helps keep
the traffic moving.
Engle. the son of Alice O'Shall
of Wewahitchka is a yeoman
assigned to the service craft divi-
sion of Port Operations. Port
Operations provides operation
and logistic support to the operat-
ing forces of the United States
Atlantic Fleet to include: 100
homeported ships, 80 tenant
commands and more than 60.000
active duty personnel.
With nine working tug boats,
S Port Operations moves ships and
submarines in and out of port,
and positions working barges and
cranes. Additionally, they provide
transportation necessary to move
weapons barges from Naval
Weapons Station Yorktown, via
the York River, to awaiting ships
and aircraft at Norfolk Naval Base
and Naval Air Station Norfolk.
Engle said he joined the sea
service for a variety of reasons.
"I'Joined the Navy because i
believe it is the more intelligent
branch of the military," said the
1994 graduate of Port St. Joe
High School. "To me the Navy is
stronger mentally, technically,
and physically. I just felt it was
the best all-around branch."
After completing recruit train-,
ing in Great Lakes, Illinois, Engle
was then assigned to the aircraft
carrier, USS America, homeported
in Norfolk, Virginia. From there
he attended a Navy technical
"s 1997-98 Florida Guide To Cultural
, Programs for Organizations Available
Navy Seaman Jeremy Engle
school to learn the skills of a yeo-
man. Yeomen perform adminis-
trative and clerical work for the.
command as well as organize files
and operate word processing
equipment and computers.
"I just reported to Port
Operations four days ago; but I,
plan to split my time between the
service craft unit and my admin-
istrative work," said the 20-year-
Wewahitchka Sailor Thinks Home for the Holidays
(Written by Pauline A. Storum,
a Navy public affairs officer
assigned to the Navy Public
Affairs Center at Naval Station
ABOARD USS ESSEX-The
gifts are all beautifully wrapped,
the tree 'is decorated, and its
lights are blinking merrily. Fresh
pine and baking cookies scent the
December air. All, it seems, is
ready for Christmas. But for one
Wewahitchka family a key ingre-
dient to the holiday recipe is
Navy Seaman Thomas C.
West the 20-year-old son of Joe
and Diane Danford of Wewa-
hitchka. will not be home this
Vest. a radar and navigation
specialist, will spend this holiday
season standing guard in the
S Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf
aboard the amphibious assault
ship USS Essex as part of a six-
month deployment. The ship and
its crew will spend Christmas
patrolling the Arabian Gulf in
support of Operation Southern
Watch, enforcing U.N. sanctions
West, a 1994 graduate of
Wewahltchka High School, feels
; supporting the Navy's mission of
projecting a forward U.S. pres-
ence overseas is extremely Impor-
tant no matter what time of year It
"In the states we have many
S freedoms, and one of the most
important is the freedom to cele-
brate. People all over will be cele-
brating Christmas and being with
loved ones. I feel the armed forces
of America are keeping those free-
doms alive and protecting our
loved ones." said West.
The Essex, with its crew of
1,200 sailors and 1,300
embarked Marines, can conduct
assault missions from the sea In
support of combat or humanitari-
an operations. The 40.500-ton
ship left its home port of San
Diego In October and now pro-
vides a forward presence to main-
tain stability in the Middle East
Despite the arduous duty of
the deployment, West and his
shipmates plan to celebrate the
holidays in their own special way.
"I plan to celebrate Christmas
by collecting gifts from all over the
world for my family and a few
close friends," said West, a two-
year Navy veteran. ..
While spending extended
S periods of time away from his
family and friends at home is dif-
ficult, especially during the holi-
days. West knows that making
friends on the ship helps make
S the deployment easier.-
"Having good friends is very
important on the ship. People
need someone to talk to at times
and vent out frustrations. We
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting inspection
checkpoints during the week of
December 20 thru 26 on CR-274
near the Chipola River, on SR-71
near CR-382, and on SR-71 near
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented' to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
: cles operated with defects such as
bad brakes, worn tires and defec-
tive lighting equipment. In addi-
tion, attention will be directed to
drivers who would violate the dri-
ver license laws of Florida.
SThe patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective,
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
between West and home, he still
finds time to think of Wewahitch-
ka and his family;
"Even though I'll be far from
home with a lot on my mind, my
family will always be in my heart.
I wish you all the very best holi-
day season. God bless!"
Secretary of State Sandra B.
Mortham announces that the
1997-1998 Florida Guide to
Cultural Programs is now avail-
able. The booklet provides general
information on the Division of
Cultural Affairs, its programs,
and specific guidelines and appli-
cation form for the Discipline-
based Arts Grants; Arts in
SEducation; Challenge Grant;
Local Arts Agency/State- Service
Organization; Quarterly Grant
Assistance; Science, Youth and
Children's Museums; and
Underserved Arts Communities
Assistance Programs. This year's
guide is an expanded version and
includes more programs than in
"Florida currently ranks sec-
ond nationally in state appropria-
tions for culture and the arts. We
are also extremely fortunate to
have a Legislature that supports
funding for culture and the arts,
which as an industry, contributes
well over $1.1 billion annually to
the state's economy," said Secre-
To be eligible to receive a divi-
sion grant, an applicant organiza-
tion must: be a not-for-profit, tax-
exempt Florida corporation
according to Chapter 617, Florida
Statutes, and be designated by
the Internal Revenue Service as a
501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4); or be a pub-
lic entity governed by a county,
municipality, school district, com-
munity college, college, universi-
ty, or an agency of state govern-
NOTICE OF IMPOUNDED ANIMALS
December 17, 1996
To reclaim animals contact the Port St. Joe
Police Department from
Monday through Friday.
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Small Black Pekinese Female 12/11/96 Monument Ave.
* Has on, Flea'Collar
SmallWhite Poodle. Female 12/16/96 Avenue D
Has on Red Collar
Small Brown/White Mixed Male 12/16/96 Avenue D
Breed Wearing Black Collar Ic. Dec 19 1996
need support and guidance from
friends to keep us on the right
path," said West.
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